Water for Elephants

Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a travelling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

Grosses

Domestic (50.1%)
$58,709,717
Summary Details
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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Opening$16,842,353
2,817 theaters
Budget$38,000,000
MPAAPG-13
Running Time2 hr
GenresDrama Romance
In Release254 days/36 weeks
Widest Release2,820 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Apr 22, 2011Friday3$6,924,487--2,817$2,458$6,924,4871
Apr 23, 2011Saturday3$6,491,600-6.3%-2,817$2,304$13,416,0872
Apr 24, 2011
Easter Sunday
Sunday3$3,426,266-47.2%-2,817$1,216$16,842,3533
Apr 25, 2011Monday3$1,784,291-47.9%-2,817$633$18,626,6444
Apr 26, 2011Tuesday2$1,712,594-4%-2,817$607$20,339,2385
Apr 27, 2011Wednesday2$1,426,309-16.7%-2,817$506$21,765,5476
Apr 28, 2011Thursday2$1,372,254-3.8%-2,817$487$23,137,8017
Apr 29, 2011Friday4$2,919,273+112.7%-57.8%2,820$1,035$26,057,0748
Apr 30, 2011Saturday4$4,018,658+37.7%-38.1%2,820$1,425$30,075,7329
May 1, 2011Sunday3$2,404,482-40.2%-29.8%2,820$852$32,480,21410
May 2, 2011Monday2$784,100-67.4%-56.1%2,820$278$33,264,31411
May 3, 2011Tuesday2$1,056,321+34.7%-38.3%2,820$374$34,320,63512
May 4, 2011Wednesday2$902,451-14.6%-36.7%2,820$320$35,223,08613
May 5, 2011Thursday2$790,531-12.4%-42.4%2,820$280$36,013,61714
May 6, 2011Friday6$1,657,108+109.6%-43.2%2,614$633$37,670,72515
May 7, 2011Saturday6$2,242,298+35.3%-44.2%2,614$857$39,913,02316
May 8, 2011Sunday6$2,170,197-3.2%-9.7%2,614$830$42,083,22017
May 9, 2011Monday5$518,009-76.1%-33.9%2,614$198$42,601,22918
May 10, 2011Tuesday5$640,956+23.7%-39.3%2,614$245$43,242,18519
May 11, 2011Wednesday5$572,104-10.7%-36.6%2,614$218$43,814,28920
May 12, 2011Thursday5$561,491-1.9%-29%2,614$214$44,375,78021
May 13, 2011Friday8$1,167,262+107.9%-29.6%2,425$481$45,543,04222
May 14, 2011Saturday8$1,823,355+56.2%-18.7%2,425$751$47,366,39723
May 15, 2011Sunday8$1,212,478-33.5%-44.1%2,425$499$48,578,87524
May 16, 2011Monday8$400,482-67%-22.7%2,425$165$48,979,35725
May 17, 2011Tuesday8$503,740+25.8%-21.4%2,425$207$49,483,09726
May 18, 2011Wednesday7$412,599-18.1%-27.9%2,425$170$49,895,69627
May 19, 2011Thursday8$381,878-7.4%-32%2,425$157$50,277,57428
May 20, 2011Friday9$663,220+73.7%-43.2%1,894$350$50,940,79429
May 21, 2011Saturday9$904,551+36.4%-50.4%1,894$477$51,845,34530
May 22, 2011Sunday9$611,275-32.4%-49.6%1,894$322$52,456,62031
May 23, 2011Monday9$264,069-56.8%-34.1%1,894$139$52,720,68932
May 24, 2011Tuesday9$248,666-5.8%-50.6%1,894$131$52,969,35533
May 25, 2011Wednesday8$232,348-6.6%-43.7%1,894$122$53,201,70334
May 26, 2011Thursday11$127,762-45%-66.5%761$167$53,329,46535
May 27, 2011Friday12$292,122+128.6%-56%794$367$53,621,58736
May 28, 2011Saturday12$420,096+43.8%-53.6%794$529$54,041,68337
May 29, 2011Sunday12$375,350-10.7%-38.6%794$472$54,417,03338
May 30, 2011
Memorial Day
Monday12$287,463-23.4%+8.9%794$362$54,704,49639
May 31, 2011Tuesday12$112,201-61%-54.9%794$141$54,816,69740
Jun 1, 2011Wednesday12$103,942-7.4%-55.3%794$130$54,920,63941
Jun 2, 2011Thursday12$118,039+13.6%-7.6%794$148$55,038,67842
Jun 3, 2011Friday11$212,606+80.1%-27.2%572$371$55,251,28443
Jun 4, 2011Saturday12$303,532+42.8%-27.7%572$530$55,554,81644
Jun 5, 2011Sunday13$178,379-41.2%-52.5%572$311$55,733,19545
Jun 6, 2011Monday11$85,933-51.8%-70.1%572$150$55,819,12846
Jun 7, 2011Tuesday10$105,679+23%-5.8%572$184$55,924,80747
Jun 8, 2011Wednesday11$95,415-9.7%-8.2%572$166$56,020,22248
Jun 9, 2011Thursday12$100,737+5.6%-14.7%572$176$56,120,95949
Jun 10, 2011Friday14$150,662+49.6%-29.1%466$323$56,271,62150
Jun 11, 2011Saturday14$199,677+32.5%-34.2%466$428$56,471,29851
Jun 12, 2011Sunday13$128,496-35.6%-28%466$275$56,599,79452
Jun 13, 2011Monday13$60,655-52.8%-29.4%466$130$56,660,44953
Jun 14, 2011Tuesday14$76,443+26%-27.7%466$164$56,736,89254
Jun 15, 2011Wednesday13$74,594-2.4%-21.8%466$160$56,811,48655
Jun 16, 2011Thursday13$75,506+1.2%-25%466$162$56,886,99256
Jun 17, 2011Friday16$99,164+31.3%-34.2%351$282$56,986,15657
Jun 18, 2011Saturday17$127,483+28.6%-36.2%351$363$57,113,63958
Jun 19, 2011Sunday17$78,530-38.4%-38.9%351$223$57,192,16959
Jun 20, 2011Monday17$50,658-35.5%-16.5%351$144$57,242,82760
Jun 21, 2011Tuesday18$62,907+24.2%-17.7%351$179$57,305,73461
Jun 22, 2011Wednesday17$63,185+0.4%-15.3%351$180$57,368,91962
Jun 23, 2011Thursday17$64,683+2.4%-14.3%351$184$57,433,60263
Jun 24, 2011Friday20$81,532+26%-17.8%292$279$57,515,13464
Jun 25, 2011Saturday19$105,140+29%-17.5%292$360$57,620,27465
Jun 26, 2011Sunday19$68,958-34.4%-12.2%292$236$57,689,23266
Jun 27, 2011Monday19$36,692-46.8%-27.6%292$125$57,725,92467
Jun 28, 2011Tuesday21$46,164+25.8%-26.6%292$158$57,772,08868
Jun 29, 2011Wednesday20$40,041-13.3%-36.6%292$137$57,812,12969
Jun 30, 2011Thursday20$42,824+7%-33.8%292$146$57,854,95370
Jul 1, 2011Friday23$51,176+19.5%-37.2%234$218$57,906,12971
Jul 2, 2011Saturday22$65,641+28.3%-37.6%234$280$57,971,77072
Jul 3, 2011Sunday22$54,497-17%-21%234$232$58,026,26773
Jul 4, 2011
Independence Day
Monday23$35,244-35.3%-3.9%234$150$58,061,51174
Jul 5, 2011Tuesday22$32,757-7.1%-29%234$139$58,094,26875
Jul 6, 2011Wednesday22$34,394+5%-14.1%234$146$58,128,66276
Jul 7, 2011Thursday22$36,939+7.4%-13.7%234$157$58,165,60177
Jul 8, 2011Friday27$39,580+7.1%-22.7%168$235$58,205,18178
Jul 9, 2011Saturday26$50,435+27.4%-23.2%168$300$58,255,61679
Jul 10, 2011Sunday26$34,750-31.1%-36.2%168$206$58,290,36680
Jul 11, 2011Monday25$19,739-43.2%-44%168$117$58,310,10581
Jul 12, 2011Tuesday27$22,409+13.5%-31.6%168$133$58,332,51482
Jul 13, 2011Wednesday26$20,939-6.6%-39.1%168$124$58,353,45383
Jul 14, 2011Thursday25$19,810-5.4%-46.4%168$117$58,373,26384
Jul 15, 2011Friday30$28,764+45.2%-27.3%120$239$58,402,02785
Jul 16, 2011Saturday30$34,620+20.4%-31.4%120$288$58,436,64786
Jul 17, 2011Sunday30$24,854-28.2%-28.5%120$207$58,461,50187
Jul 18, 2011Monday29$13,718-44.8%-30.5%120$114$58,475,21988
Jul 19, 2011Tuesday29$17,319+26.3%-22.7%120$144$58,492,53889
Jul 20, 2011Wednesday29$17,828+2.9%-14.9%120$148$58,510,36690
Jul 21, 2011Thursday29$17,547-1.6%-11.4%120$146$58,527,91391
Jul 22, 2011Friday33$21,985+25.3%-23.6%91$241$58,549,89892
Jul 23, 2011Saturday33$26,866+22.2%-22.4%91$295$58,576,76493
Jul 24, 2011Sunday33$17,270-35.7%-30.5%91$189$58,594,03494
Jul 25, 2011Monday33$9,371-45.7%-31.7%91$102$58,603,40595
Jul 26, 2011Tuesday32$12,255+30.8%-29.2%91$134$58,615,66096
Jul 27, 2011Wednesday32$11,596-5.4%-35%91$127$58,627,25697
Jul 28, 2011Thursday31$11,893+2.6%-32.2%91$130$58,639,14998
Jul 29, 2011Friday39$8,549-28.1%-61.1%41$208$58,647,69899
Jul 30, 2011Saturday40$9,700+13.5%-63.9%41$236$58,657,398100
Jul 31, 2011Sunday41$6,702-30.9%-61.2%41$163$58,664,100101
Aug 1, 2011Monday39$4,257-36.5%-54.6%41$103$58,668,357102
Aug 2, 2011Tuesday37$5,544+30.2%-54.8%41$135$58,673,901103
Aug 3, 2011Wednesday36$5,393-2.7%-53.5%41$131$58,679,294104
Aug 4, 2011Thursday36$5,525+2.4%-53.5%41$134$58,684,819105