|Jul 9, 2004||Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||$25,000,000||$28,416,365||$84,136,909||$89,476,265|
|Dec 18, 2013||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||$50,000,000||$26,232,425||$127,352,707||$172,185,754||Play|
Box Office History for Anchorman Movies
|Apr 1, 2014||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||$7,269,077||$8,104,051||$15,373,128|
Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.
For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.
We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.
Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.
November 1st, 2016
October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory.
October 31st, 2014
October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison.
Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.
|Will Ferrell||2||Ron Burgundy||$261,662,019||$4,125,547,876||6.3%|
|Steve Carell||2||Brick Tamland||$261,662,019||$6,946,230,982||3.8%|
|Paul Rudd||2||Brian Fantana||$261,662,019||$4,631,220,571||5.6%|
|Christina Applegate||2||Veronica Corningstone||$261,662,019||$2,237,615,215||11.7%|
|David Koechner||2||Champ Kind||$261,662,019||$2,420,620,595||10.8%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.
Character Creator (1)
Character Creator (1)
|Judd Apatow||2||Producer (2)||$261,662,019||$2,921,563,259||9.0%|
Executive Producer (1)
|Brent White||2||Editor (2)||$261,662,019||$2,066,665,836||12.7%|
|Jan Pascale||2||Set Decorator (2)||$261,662,019||$2,089,906,304||12.5%|
Assistant Director (2)
Associate Producer (1)