The Tale of Despereaux

An unusually brave mouse helps to restore happiness to a forlorn kingdom after making friends with a gentleman rat.

Grosses

Domestic (58.5%)
$50,877,145
Summary Details
DistributorUniversal Pictures
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Opening$10,103,675
3,104 theaters
Budget$60,000,000
Running Time1 hr 33 min
GenresAdventure Animation Comedy Family Fantasy
In Release378 days/54 weeks
Widest Release3,107 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Dec 19, 2008Friday3$3,538,560--3,104$1,140$3,538,5601
Dec 20, 2008Saturday4$3,802,555+7.5%-3,104$1,225$7,341,1152
Dec 21, 2008Sunday4$2,762,560-27.3%-3,104$890$10,103,6753
Dec 22, 2008Monday2$2,483,145-10.1%-3,104$799$12,586,8204
Dec 23, 2008Tuesday2$2,483,145--3,104$799$15,069,9655
Dec 24, 2008Wednesday2$1,520,960-38.7%-3,104$490$16,590,9256
Dec 25, 2008
Christmas Day
Thursday10$1,971,040+29.6%-3,104$635$18,561,9657
Dec 26, 2008Friday7$3,169,140+60.8%-10.4%3,107$1,020$21,731,1058
Dec 27, 2008Saturday7$3,293,420+3.9%-13.4%3,107$1,060$25,024,5259
Dec 28, 2008Sunday7$2,470,065-25%-10.6%3,107$795$27,448,08510
Dec 29, 2008Monday7$2,268,110-8.2%-8.7%3,107$730$29,716,19511
Dec 30, 2008Tuesday7$2,407,925+6.2%-3%3,107$775$32,124,12012
Dec 31, 2008
New Year's Eve
Wednesday7$1,895,270-21.3%+24.6%3,107$610$34,019,39013
Jan 1, 2009
New Year's Day
Thursday7$2,703,090+42.6%+37.1%3,107$870$36,722,48014
Jan 2, 2009Friday7$2,797,355+3.5%-11.7%3,091$905$39,519,83515
Jan 3, 2009Saturday7$2,503,710-10.5%-24%3,091$810$42,023,54516
Jan 4, 2009Sunday7$1,638,230-34.6%-33.7%3,091$530$43,661,77517
Jan 5, 2009Monday9$386,375-76.4%-83%3,091$125$44,048,15018
Jan 6, 2009Tuesday13$262,735-32%-89.1%3,091$85$44,310,88519
Jan 7, 2009Wednesday13$261,995-0.3%-86.2%3,091$84$44,572,88020
Jan 8, 2009Thursday11$277,985+6.1%-89.7%3,091$89$44,850,86521
Jan 9, 2009Friday14$620,345+123.2%-77.8%2,297$270$45,471,21022
Jan 10, 2009Saturday12$1,251,865+101.8%-50%2,297$545$46,723,07523
Jan 11, 2009Sunday12$861,375-31.2%-47.4%2,297$375$47,584,45024
Jan 12, 2009Monday18$126,335-85.3%-67.3%2,297$55$47,710,78525
Jan 13, 2009Tuesday16$137,820+9.1%-47.5%2,297$60$47,848,60526
Jan 14, 2009Wednesday16$137,955<0.1%-47.3%2,297$60$47,986,56027
Jan 15, 2009Thursday15$171,945+24.6%-38.1%2,297$74$48,158,50528
Jan 16, 2009Friday26$152,375-11.4%-75.4%870$175$48,310,88029
Jan 17, 2009Saturday24$326,265+114.1%-73.9%870$375$48,637,14530
Jan 18, 2009Sunday23$234,955-28%-72.7%870$270$48,872,10031
Jan 19, 2009
MLK Day
Monday20$313,200+33.3%+147.9%870$360$49,185,30032
Jan 20, 2009Tuesday25$39,150-87.5%-71.6%870$45$49,224,45033
Jan 21, 2009Wednesday25$43,225+10.4%-68.7%870$49$49,267,67534
Jan 22, 2009Thursday25$47,850+10.7%-72.2%870$55$49,315,52535
Jan 23, 2009Friday32$56,955+19%-62.6%380$149$49,372,48036
Jan 24, 2009Saturday29$130,990+130%-59.9%380$344$49,503,47037
Jan 25, 2009Sunday28$100,595-23.2%-57.2%380$264$49,604,06538
Jan 26, 2009Monday29$17,100-83%-94.5%380$45$49,621,16539
Jan 27, 2009Tuesday30$15,315-10.4%-60.9%380$40$49,636,48040
Jan 28, 2009Wednesday30$17,075+11.5%-60.5%380$44$49,653,55541
Jan 29, 2009Thursday29$17,225+0.9%-64%380$45$49,670,78042
Jan 30, 2009Friday32$59,150+243.4%+3.9%312$189$49,729,93043
Jan 31, 2009Saturday30$115,440+95.2%-11.9%312$370$49,845,37044
Feb 1, 2009Sunday29$54,585-52.7%-45.7%312$174$49,899,95545
Feb 2, 2009Monday32$12,480-77.1%-27%312$40$49,912,43546
Feb 3, 2009Tuesday33$13,905+11.4%-9.2%312$44$49,926,34047
Feb 4, 2009Wednesday32$12,625-9.2%-26.1%312$40$49,938,96548
Feb 5, 2009Thursday32$14,005+10.9%-18.7%312$44$49,952,97049
Feb 6, 2009Friday34$51,060+264.6%-13.7%276$185$50,004,03050
Feb 7, 2009Saturday32$106,260+108.1%-8%276$385$50,110,29051
Feb 8, 2009Sunday32$66,240-37.7%+21.4%276$240$50,176,53052
Feb 9, 2009Monday32$15,180-77.1%+21.6%276$55$50,191,71053
Feb 10, 2009Tuesday33$12,395-18.3%-10.9%276$44$50,204,10554
Feb 11, 2009Wednesday35$10,965-11.5%-13.1%276$39$50,215,07055
Feb 12, 2009Thursday32$15,215+38.8%+8.6%276$55$50,230,28556
Feb 13, 2009Friday34$35,700+134.6%-30.1%255$140$50,265,98557
Feb 14, 2009Saturday34$86,700+142.9%-18.4%255$340$50,352,68558
Feb 15, 2009Sunday33$58,650-32.4%-11.5%255$230$50,411,33559
Feb 16, 2009
Presidents' Day
Monday31$62,475+6.5%+311.6%255$245$50,473,81060
Feb 17, 2009Tuesday32$16,600-73.4%+33.9%255$65$50,490,41061
Feb 18, 2009Wednesday32$16,495-0.6%+50.4%255$64$50,506,90562
Feb 19, 2009Thursday32$16,575+0.5%+8.9%255$65$50,523,48063
Feb 20, 2009Friday36$29,835+80%-16.4%221$135$50,553,31564
Feb 21, 2009Saturday35$58,565+96.3%-32.5%221$265$50,611,88065
Feb 22, 2009Sunday34$41,995-28.3%-28.4%221$190$50,653,87566
Feb 23, 2009Monday38$6,630-84.2%-89.4%221$30$50,660,50567
Feb 24, 2009Tuesday38$7,665+15.6%-53.8%221$34$50,668,17068
Feb 25, 2009Wednesday39$6,595-14%-60%221$29$50,674,76569
Feb 26, 2009Thursday37$8,840+34%-46.7%221$40$50,683,60570
Feb 27, 2009Friday41$21,080+138.5%-29.3%248$85$50,704,68571
Feb 28, 2009Saturday35$74,385+252.9%+27%248$299$50,779,07072
Mar 1, 2009Sunday36$39,680-46.7%-5.5%248$160$50,818,75073
Mar 2, 2009Monday36$12,445-68.6%+87.7%248$50$50,831,19574
Mar 3, 2009Tuesday35$14,905+19.8%+94.5%248$60$50,846,10075
Mar 4, 2009Wednesday34$14,845-0.4%+125.1%248$59$50,860,94576
Mar 5, 2009Thursday33$16,200+9.1%+83.3%248$65$50,877,14577