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The Whale (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $81,212Details
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Synopsis

Set on the rugged western coast of Vancouver Island and narrated by Ryan Reynolds, THE WHALE describes what happens when Luna, a baby orca, gets separated from his family and unexpectedly starts making contact with people along a scenic fjord called Nootka Sound. Because orcas are highly social beings who spend their lives traveling with their pods, Luna attempts to find a surrogate family among the area residents, much to their delight. But as word spreads about Luna, people become torn between their love for the lonely young whale and fears that human contact might harm him. As Luna's determination and charm change human lives all around him and make the unexpected the norm on Nootka Sound, the film becomes an unforgettable narrative about the mysteries, the dangers - and the promise - of friendship across forbidden boundaries.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,301-11,400) 11,347 $81,212
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,001-15,100) 15,073 $81,212
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,207 $81,212

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Paladin
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2147, 11/17/2010)
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Animal Lead, Animal Rights
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Telefilm Canada, Theatrical Documentary Program, Mountianside Films
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 39th Weekend Limited Release 81 $659 Jun 1, 2012 269

Narrator(s)

Ryan Reynolds    Narrator

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
   Director
Michael Parfit    Screenwriter
Michael Parfit    Producer
Suzanne Chisholm    Producer
Ryan Reynolds    Executive Producer
Scarlett Johansson    Executive Producer
Eric Desatnik    Executive Producer
Suzanne Chisholm    Executive Producer
Michael Parfit    Editor
David Parfitt    Composer
Tobin Stokes    Composer
Suzanne Chisholm    Director of Photography
Michael Parfit    Director of Photography
Alanna Komisar    Associate Producer
Vicki Komisar    Associate Producer
David Parfitt    Sound Mixer
Frank Morrone    Re-recording Mixer
Tony Gort    Re-recording Mixer
David Parfitt    Sound Designer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Per Theater Chart: Laughing at the Competition

September 14th, 2011

There was only one film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, but it did it with style. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain earned just under $2 million in 98 theaters for an average of $19,474. I wasn't expecting it to earn $2 million in total. More...

Turning Limited Releases Inside Out

September 9th, 2011

There is a lot of excitement when it comes to specialty films and potential Awards Season players, because it's time for the Toronto International Film Festival. Unfortunately for those not in Toronto, your choices are a lot more limited. Fortunately for those not in Toronto, you are not in Toronto. (I'm Canadian, so I'm constitutionally obligated to make fun of Toronto.) There are a few new limited releases earning good reviews, but far more that critics are a lot less kind to, and none seem destined for significant box office success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/09 96 $4,835   2 $2,418   $4,835 1
2011/09/16 115 $1,394 -71% 2 $697   $8,481 2
2011/09/23 99 $4,314 +209% 1 $4,314   $13,416 3
2011/09/30 91 $4,556 +6% 2 $2,278   $18,779 4
2011/10/07 118 $757 -83% 1 $757   $20,542 5
2011/10/14 107 $3,183 +320% 2 $1,592   $23,947 6
2011/10/21 109 $2,226 -30% 1 $2,226   $27,461 7
2011/11/04 84 $4,917   2 $2,459   $32,760 9
2011/11/11 102 $1,275 -74% 1 $1,275   $38,231 10
2011/11/18 69 $7,254 +469% 5 $1,451   $45,643 11
2011/11/25 70 $6,604 -9% 2 $3,302   $53,991 12
2011/12/02 96 $707 -89% 1 $707   $55,224 13
2011/12/09 95 $998 +41% 1 $998   $56,222 14
2011/12/16 85 $1,028 +3% 1 $1,028   $57,986 15
2011/12/23 76 $290 -72% 1 $290   $58,728 16
2011/12/30 74 $1,615 +457% 3 $538   $61,120 17
2012/01/06 71 $3,631 +125% 3 $1,210   $65,121 18
2012/01/13 85 $1,109 -69% 3 $370   $66,421 19
2012/01/27 91 $553   1 $553   $68,083 21
2012/02/03 91 $115 -79% 1 $115   $68,285 22
2012/02/10 98 $548 +377% 1 $548   $69,267 23
2012/02/17 97 $677 +24% 1 $677   $69,944 24
2012/02/24 93 $1,496 +121% 1 $1,496   $71,873 25
2012/03/02 103 $786 -47% 1 $786   $72,742 26
2012/03/09 112 $161 -80% 1 $161   $76,171 27
2012/03/23 100 $266   1 $266   $76,447 29
2012/04/06 83 $982   1 $982   $77,617 31
2012/04/20 105 $554   1 $554   $78,672 33
2012/05/11 110 $595   1 $595   $80,017 36
2012/06/01 107 $659   1 $659   $81,212 39

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/09 94 $7,087   2 $3,544   $7,087 1
2011/09/16 115 $2,015 -72% 2 $1,008   $9,102 2
2011/09/23 98 $5,121 +154% 1 $5,121   $14,223 3
2011/09/30 90 $5,562 +9% 2 $2,781   $19,785 4
2011/10/07 115 $978 -82% 1 $978   $20,764 5
2011/10/14 100 $4,324 +342% 2 $2,162   $25,235 6
2011/10/21 98 $2,608 -40% 1 $2,608   $27,843 7
2011/11/04 80 $9,113   2 $4,557   $36,956 9
2011/11/11 100 $1,434 -84% 1 $1,434   $38,390 10
2011/11/18 78 $8,998 +527% 5 $1,800   $47,387 11
2011/11/25 71 $7,131 -21% 2 $3,566   $54,517 12
2011/12/02 91 $707 -90% 1 $707   $55,224 13
2011/12/09 87 $1,734 +145% 1 $1,734   $56,958 14
2011/12/16 83 $1,480 -15% 1 $1,480   $58,438 15
2011/12/23 82 $1,067 -28% 1 $1,067   $59,505 16
2011/12/30 77 $1,985 +86% 3 $662   $61,490 17
2012/01/06 71 $4,723 +138% 3 $1,574   $66,213 18
2012/01/13 88 $1,317 -72% 3 $439   $67,530 19
2012/01/27 84 $640   1 $640   $68,170 21
2012/02/03 86 $549 -14% 1 $549   $68,719 22
2012/02/10 90 $548 n/c 1 $548   $69,267 23
2012/02/17 106 $1,110 +103% 1 $1,110   $70,377 24
2012/02/24 97 $1,579 +42% 1 $1,579   $71,956 25
2012/03/02 85 $4,054 +157% 1 $4,054   $76,010 26
2012/03/09 116 $171 -96% 1 $171   $76,181 27
2012/03/23 100 $454   1 $454   $76,635 29
2012/04/06 98 $1,483   1 $1,483   $77,930 31
2012/05/04 105 $750   1 $750   $79,422 35
2012/05/11 104 $1,131 +51% 1 $1,131   $80,553 36

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