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White Noise (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,094,360Details
International Box Office $36,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $92,094,360
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What would you do if a loved one called to you from beyond the grave? After Jonathan Rivers' wife Anna is murdered, his despair turns to obsession when he discovers Electronic Voice Phenomenon, the practice of tracking and recording voices of those who have died using transmissions from tape recorders and other electronic devices. Jonathan uses EVP to communicate with Anna, wherever she is, and soon discovers that Anna has a mission for him: to prevent the deaths of future victims of the brutal psychopath who took her life. - Gold Circle Films


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,442 $56,094,360
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,968 $36,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,620 $92,094,360

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 7th, 2005 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: May 17th, 2005 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and language.
Franchise: White Noise
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gold Circle Films
Production Countries: Canada,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 986 $50,110,000 Jan 21, 2005 19
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day) 67 $12,067,290 Jan 14, 2005 10
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 89 $16,886,676 Jan 14, 2005 10
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 73 $13,810,725 Jan 14, 2005 10
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 68 $19,326,397 Jan 14, 2005 10
Biggest Domestic January Weekend 55 $24,113,565 Jan 7, 2005 3
Top Drama Weekend Domestic 73 $24,113,565 Jan 7, 2005 3


Deborah Kara Unger    Sarah Tate
Michael Keaton    Jonathan Rivers
Colin Chapin    Presence #3
Chandra West    Anna Rivers
Ian McNeice    Raymond Price
Ross Birchall    EVP - Young Boy

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits


War Ends World Tour with a Blast

September 4th, 2005

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

The Largest Yard

June 12th, 2005

The Longest Yard opened in second place in Australia with $2.5 million. On the other hand, the film could only manage $750,000 on 260 screens in Mexico, not surprising since Adam Sandler has never been a big draw internationally, especially outside English speaking markets. More...

Aviator Shoots Down Competition

June 11th, 2005

It was a slow week for new releases and what little competition there was couldn't stop The Aviator from holding onto top spot on the Home Rental Charts. Its combined total of $7.76 million was a sharp drop-off from last week, but even so the film is doing well enough on the home market that is will soon show modest profit. More...

Late Figures Change Top Five

June 5th, 2005

It was a slightly busier weekend as several studios were brave enough, or foolhardy enough to try and sandwich their film between the worldwide release of Revenge of the Sith and Batman Begins, which debuts in just 10 days. With War of the Worlds' worldwide release just two weeks after that, there's very little room for smaller films to survive. More...

Aviator Soars onto the Home Market

June 4th, 2005

The multi-Oscar winning movie, The Aviator won the week at the home market, which really surprised no one. The film topped both the DVD rentals with $10.14 million and the VHS rentals with $1.21 million for a combined total of $11.36 million. On the other hand, it came in second on the sales charts to the record breaking The Chappelle Show Season 2. More...

National Threepeat

May 28th, 2005

For the third weekend in a row National Treasure come out on top spot on the combined rental charts. It was a much closer race this week and the film fell 28% to $7.72 million in combined rentals, lifting its three week total to $30.45 million. More...

Calm Before the Storm

May 22nd, 2005

It was another slow weekend for international details as few studios were brave enough, or foolish enough to try and squeeze in a release between Kingdom of Heaven and Revenge of the Sith. It was hard to find many films that earned more than $1 million over the weekend and most of the activity came from smaller releases in midlevel markets. Next weekend there could be even fewer details as Revenge of the Sith should dominate every market, but after that the summer blockbuster season should be in full swing and things should pick up. More...

DVD Releases for May 17, 2005

May 16th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. While this week's releases are very deep, there are two very, very strong TV on DVD releases. First we have the greatest sitcom on TV today, Scrubs - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon and second we have possibly the greatest sitcom of all time Seinfeld - The Complete Fourth Season - Buy from Amazon. More...

Slow Dancing to $100 million

May 8th, 2005

Golden Week helped Shall We Dance? climb 19% to $2,250,195 for the weekend and $7,270,348 during its run. The film now has $90.3 million internationally and could break $100 million if it continues to show strong legs in Japan. More...

International: Constantine Continues to Climb

May 1st, 2005

It was a good news, bad news kind of weekend for Constantine. The film remained in top spot in Japan with $2,330,027 on 349 screens for a $9,011,671 running tally in the market. Bad news, it dropped 37% during its second weekend in the market, which is really steep for Japan. Overall the film brought in $3 million on 1,200 screens in 40 markets for a international box office of $136.4 million. More...

Hitch still Connecting with Moviegoers

April 24th, 2005

Hitch is just coasting on holdovers now, and will be until it opens in Japan at the beginning of June. This week it added $5.1 million from 3000 screens in 55 markets to its already impressive $170.4 million international total and with soft week to week drop-offs and a good showing in Japan and it will have a $200 million future. This week the film added $643,359 in its fifth weekend in France for a $12,785,670 total in the market, $110,000 in its second weekend in Argentina, (rising to first place in the meantime) as well as other, smaller markets. More...

International Box Office Busier than Weekend Before

April 17th, 2005

The Pacifier finally debut across Australia after playing in Queensland and Victoria for the past two weeks; the massive expansion allowed the film to climb to first place with $1.125 million on 267 screens. That lifted its total in the market to $3.41 million so far and the film should have strong legs. Add to that its $1.75 million opening in Spain and $590,000 in Belgium and the film managed $4.1 million over the weekend, which doubled its early total to $8.1 million. More...

France's $5 Million Baby

April 3rd, 2005

Million Dollar Baby performed brilliantly this week earning $8.8 million for an international total of $60 million, placing fourth on the international box office charts. In France the film dominated the marketplace with $4.94 million on 450 screens and in Germany the film earned $760,000 in semi-limited release (120 screens) for the best per screen average in the market. On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut. On the holdover front, the multi-Oscar winning front saw its weekend haul climb by 20% in Spain to $980,000 and it's still doing well in Australia, Italy and South Korea. More...

Baby Takes Fifth in Close Race

March 20th, 2005

After gathering in all the data the winner for the race for fifth place is Million Dollar Baby, I think. It would need to lost more than 40% from last week's total and that's not taking into account its openings in South Korea at $1,515,672 and second place, its $110,000, third place debut in Finland, $86,000 in Russia, $50,000, second place debut in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, exact weekend totals are unknown but it is estimated at $6 million raising its international total to $43 million so far. More...

Swimming with Sharks

March 13th, 2005

Shark Tale finished its international run with a second place $2.08 million opening in Japan on 485 screens. Its $4,296 per screen average it quite low for the market and generally means the film won't have the usual legs films in Japan have. The film performed much better in Italy where it finished first again with $3.0 million, down just 23% during its sophomore stint. Overall it took in $5.2 million to raise its international total to $181 million, but without any more openings it might struggle to hit $200 million. More...

The Aviator Soars Higher than Before

March 6th, 2005

The Aviator beat weekend estimates by a substantial margin leading to a $5.9 million box office on 3000 screens in 34 markets. The multi-Oscar winning movie has hit $86.2 million internationally and will cross $200 million worldwide before too long. The film dropped a spot to fifth place in South Korea with $834,660 for the week and slipped to second in Australia with $798,000. The only market the film opened it was Argentina, where it easily took top spot with $232,000. More...

Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

February 27th, 2005

Ocean's Twelve may have dropped out of the top five, but it is still going strong with $4.5 million on 1400 screens in 35 markets for an international box office of $225.8 million so far. No new openings means the heist film had to rely on holdovers likes its $2.5 million during its third weekend in the U.K. and $1.4 million during its fifth week of release in Japan, finishing second in both those markets. More...

French Film Finishes Fifth

February 20th, 2005

Iznogoud: Calife a la place du calife, a movie based on a Asterix and Obelix spin off of sorts, dominated the French box office taking in $7.1 million, more than double the second place film and more than a third of the top ten total. It is also enough to push it into the Top Five on the international scene, dropping Finding Neverland into sixth place. Unfortunately, like the several films made in the Asterix and Obelix series, this one is unlikely to make much of an impact outside the French speaking markets. More...

Fockers are Fabulous

February 9th, 2005

A higher than expected opening in Spain and a lower than expected decline in the U.K. allowed Meet the Fockers to retain top spot on the international charts. The film opened first in a handful of markets, including a $4.7 million opening in Spain on 356 screens, $377,000 in Denmark, $352,000 in Taiwan and $275,000 in Israel. Its most prolific market continues to be the U.K. where the film brought in $8.5 million during its second weekend there; that's a 42% drop-off, which is a little high for the market, but not as high as expected given its huge start last weekend. That one market represented more than half of its weekend total of $16.3 million on 1700 screens in 28 markets for a running tally of $82.9 million. More...

Fockers Flatten Competition

February 2nd, 2005

Meet the Fockers open in the U.K. over the weekend with an astounding $14.8 million on 456, which is more than four times the original's earnings there in 2000. That figure was also more than 8 times the second place film , and more than half the market's total box office. Add in a handful of openings in other, mostly smaller markets and the film brought in $19.2 million on 1,700 screens in 15 markets for a $58.8 million total so far. More...

Ocean Steals International Box Office Crown Back

January 26th, 2005

The International Box Office Race is certainly interesting, as Ocean's Twelve recaptured the lead this weekend with $14.4 million on 4,600 screens in 58 markets and now sits at $170.4 million internationally and $292.8 million worldwide. A large chunk of that total came from Japan, where the film earned $6.8 million (including sneak peaks) on 510 screens, while ending Howl's Moving Castle's nine week reign on top. While this was a strong performance, it was 20% lower that the original's debut in the same market. More...

Alexander Reigns over International Audiences

January 19th, 2005

After a massive opening last week in Spain, Alexander took top spot on the international charts thanks to a strong opening in Italy, Brazil and Hong Kong. The film managed first place in all three markets with $3.87 million on 446 screens in Italy, $906,900 on 193 screens in Brazil and $275,244 on 30 screens in Hong Kong. Holdovers were not as kind to the Sword and Sandal epic as it dropped nearly 50% in the U.K., Spain and France. Overall the film brought in $14.5 million on 3600 screens in 51 markets for a running tally of $88 million. And while the film will easily cross $100 million internationally, which is roughly 3 times its domestic figure, it has to be looked at as a disappointment financially. More...

Real Race for the Top

January 14th, 2005

With three new films opening and two others expanding into wide release, there is a lot of competition for top spot. However, no film is standing out as the obvious choice for top spot, which makes for an exciting weekend. In fact, given the average reviews the race for top spot could be more entertaining than most of the movies in question. More...

Movie Websites Launches for January 7 - January 13

January 13th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here's the list of this week's releases, including this week's winner, Racing Stripes (Official Site). If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Twelve Takes Top Spot

January 12th, 2005

The race for first in the international marketplace continued to be close with three films within a couple million of each other. Leading the way was Ocean's Twelve with $17.5 million on 5200 screens in 54 markets; the film's international total now sits at $137 million, slightly more than half of what Ocean's Eleven finished with. The heist film did open well in several markets, which mostly balances out severe drop-offs due to the post-holiday. For instance, the film opened well in South Korea with $2.1 million on 150 screens and debuted in first place in Argentina, ($500,000), Portugal, (with $720,000) and in the Philippines, ($370,000.) More...

Good Great on Per Theatre Redux

January 11th, 2005

Four of last week's five films in the $10,000 club managed to repeat that feat this week with In Good Company continuing its reign on the charts. The film, which opens wide this week, dropped a mere 5% at the box office earning an average of $48,050 in three theatres. Well back at $17,619 was Million Dollar Baby, which did an amazing job holding onto its per theatre average despite increasing its theatre count from just 9 to 109. On the other hand, The Merchant of Venice dropped almost 30% to $12,237 even though its theatre count was unchanged. Another film holding up well despite massive gains in its theatre count was Hotel Rwanda with $11,155 on average in 105 theatres. Rounding out the $10,000 club was the only new wide release this weekend, White Noise with $10,665. More...

Fockers Finish First, Frequently

January 10th, 2005

2005 got off to a slow start and was off 19% from last weekend and 16% from the first weekend of 2004. This despite the one new release beating all expectations. Next weekend should really turn things around, on the other hand. More...

Quiet Weekend for New Releases

January 7th, 2005

The weekend after Christmas is historically a very poor weekend to release a new film, as is the first weekend of the new year. Of course, normally these are the same weekend, but not this year. So by stretching out this down time we get two weekends in a row where's there's not much new to get bodies into theatres. More...

2005 Preview: January

January 1st, 2005

January is one of two main dumping grounds for bad movies on the calendar, September being the other one. And while the average box office is lower in September the quality of films has been dropping for a while so by comparison September's entries don't feel so bad. January, on the other hand, comes after the best month in terms of Box Office and Award Season combined. Throughout December the quality of films builds to a crescendo and then it suddenly falls flat. More...

Movie Websites Launches for December 3 - December 9

December 9th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner In Good Company - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 29 - November 4

November 4th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for September 10 - September 16

September 16th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Shaun of the Dead - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/01/07 2 $24,113,565   2,261 $10,665   $24,113,565 1
2005/01/14 6 $12,067,290 -50% 2,279 $5,295   $41,108,890 2
2005/01/21 7 $4,988,480 -59% 2,247 $2,220   $49,379,130 3
2005/01/28 13 $2,815,650 -44% 2,125 $1,325   $53,654,685 4
2005/02/04 17 $864,230 -69% 1,340 $645   $55,146,170 5
2005/02/11 24 $248,510 -71% 425 $585   $55,636,360 6
2005/02/18 37 $121,550 -51% 221 $550   $55,851,350 7

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/01/07 1 $8,900,000   2,258 $3,942   $8,900,000 1
2005/01/08 2 $9,812,740 +10% 2,261 $4,340   $18,732,385 2
2005/01/09 2 $5,381,180 -45% 2,261 $2,380   $24,113,565 3
2005/01/10 2 $1,424,000 -74% 2,261 $630   $25,538,000 4
2005/01/11 2 $1,345,000 -6% 2,261 $595   $26,883,000 5
2005/01/12 2 $1,074,000 -20% 2,261 $475   $27,957,000 6
2005/01/13 2 $1,084,000 +1% 2,261 $479   $29,042,000 7
2005/01/14 5 $3,700,000 +241% 2,279 $1,624   $32,800,000 8
2005/01/15 6 $4,820,085 +30% 2,279 $2,115   $37,610,640 9
2005/01/16 5 $3,498,250 -27% 2,279 $1,535   $41,108,890 10
2005/01/17 6 $1,743,435 -50% 2,279 $765   $42,852,325 11
2005/01/18 6 $570,000 -67% 2,279 $250   $43,422,000 12
2005/01/19 7 $467,000 -18% 2,279 $205   $43,889,000 13
2005/01/20 6 $501,000 +7% 2,279 $220   $44,391,000 14
2005/01/21 6 $1,800,000 +259% 2,240 $804   $46,200,000 15
2005/01/22 7 $2,057,125 +14% 2,247 $915   $48,222,905 16
2005/01/23 9 $1,156,225 -44% 2,247 $515   $49,379,130 17
2005/01/24 9 $382,000 -67% 2,247 $170   $49,761,000 18
2005/01/25 9 $348,000 -9% 2,247 $155   $50,110,000 19
2005/01/26 9 $348,000 n/c 2,247 $155   $50,458,000 20
2005/01/27 10 $381,000 +9% 2,247 $170   $50,839,035 21
2005/01/28 12 $900,000 +136% 2,115 $426   $51,700,000 22
2005/02/21 45 $14,365   221 $65   $55,865,715 46

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/01/07 2 $29,041,600   2,261 $12,845   $29,041,600 1
2005/01/14 6 $15,349,050 -47% 2,279 $6,735   $44,390,650 2
2005/01/21 8 $6,448,385 -58% 2,247 $2,870   $50,839,035 3
2005/01/28 14 $3,442,905 -47% 2,125 $1,620   $54,281,940 4
2005/02/04 17 $1,105,910 -68% 1,340 $825   $55,387,850 5
2005/02/11 24 $341,950 -69% 425 $805   $55,729,800 6

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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