Whale Rider

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Grosses

Domestic (50.6%)
$20,779,666
Summary Details
DistributorNewmarket Films
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Opening$137,418
9 theaters
Budget$3,500,000
MPAAPG-13
Running Time1 hr 41 min
GenresDrama Family
In Release210 days/30 weeks
Widest Release556 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jun 6, 2003Friday23$33,943--9$3,771$33,9431
Jun 7, 2003Saturday23$60,072+77%-9$6,674$94,0152
Jun 8, 2003Sunday21$43,403-27.7%-9$4,822$137,4183
Jun 9, 2003Monday22$14,633-66.3%-9$1,625$152,0514
Jun 10, 2003Tuesday23$13,578-7.2%-9$1,508$165,6295
Jun 11, 2003Wednesday21$14,622+7.7%-9$1,624$180,2516
Jun 12, 2003Thursday22$15,404+5.3%-9$1,711$195,6557
Jun 13, 2003Friday21$43,746+184%+28.9%11$3,976$239,4018
Jun 14, 2003Saturday19$66,242+51.4%+10.3%11$6,022$305,6439
Jun 15, 2003Sunday17$51,015-23%+17.5%11$4,637$356,65810
Jun 16, 2003Monday19$19,392-62%+32.5%11$1,762$376,05011
Jun 17, 2003Tuesday18$22,753+17.3%+67.6%11$2,068$398,80312
Jun 18, 2003Wednesday17$23,026+1.2%+57.5%11$2,093$421,82913
Jun 19, 2003Thursday17$24,534+6.5%+59.3%11$2,230$446,36314
Jun 20, 2003Friday16$155,867+535.3%+256.3%78$1,998$602,23015
Jun 21, 2003Saturday15$260,308+67%+293%78$3,337$862,53816
Jun 22, 2003Sunday15$186,157-28.5%+264.9%78$2,386$1,048,69517
Jun 23, 2003Monday16$60,332-67.6%+211.1%78$773$1,109,02718
Jun 24, 2003Tuesday15$68,754+14%+202.2%78$881$1,177,78119
Jun 25, 2003Wednesday15$70,782+2.9%+207.4%78$907$1,248,56320
Jun 26, 2003Thursday15$77,627+9.7%+216.4%78$995$1,325,75221
Jun 27, 2003Friday14$264,970+241.3%+70%163$1,625$1,590,72222
Jun 28, 2003Saturday14$412,681+55.7%+58.5%163$2,531$2,003,40323
Jun 29, 2003Sunday14$300,140-27.3%+61.2%163$1,841$2,303,54324
Jun 30, 2003Monday15$127,118-57.6%+110.7%163$779$2,430,66125
Jul 1, 2003Tuesday15$130,771+2.9%+90.2%163$802$2,561,43226
Jul 2, 2003Wednesday16$120,450-7.9%+70.2%197$611$2,692,08127
Jul 3, 2003Thursday13$207,963+72.7%+167.9%197$1,055$2,898,73828
Jul 4, 2003
Independence Day
Friday13$319,080+53.4%+20.4%210$1,519$3,217,81829
Jul 5, 2003Saturday13$547,817+71.7%+32.7%210$2,608$3,765,63530
Jul 6, 2003Sunday14$375,226-31.5%+25%209$1,795$4,140,86131
Jul 7, 2003Monday14$132,139-64.8%+3.9%209$632$4,273,00032
Jul 8, 2003Tuesday14$151,370+14.6%+15.8%209$724$4,424,37033
Jul 9, 2003Wednesday14$142,030-6.2%+17.9%209$679$4,566,40034
Jul 10, 2003Thursday14$143,021+0.7%-31.2%209$684$4,711,57635
Jul 11, 2003Friday14$308,704+115.8%-3.3%271$1,139$5,020,28036
Jul 12, 2003Saturday14$455,992+47.7%-16.8%271$1,682$5,476,27237
Jul 13, 2003Sunday13$324,638-28.8%-13.5%271$1,197$5,800,91138
Jul 14, 2003Monday14$136,382-58%+3.2%271$503$5,937,29339
Jul 15, 2003Tuesday14$146,427+7.4%-3.3%271$540$6,083,72040
Jul 16, 2003Wednesday15$156,657+7%+10.3%271$578$6,240,37741
Jul 17, 2003Thursday13$150,353-4%+5.1%271$554$6,392,68142
Jul 18, 2003Friday15$369,341+145.6%+19.6%442$835$6,762,02243
Jul 19, 2003Saturday15$561,697+52.1%+23.2%442$1,270$7,323,71944
Jul 20, 2003Sunday14$411,923-26.7%+26.9%442$931$7,735,64245
Jul 21, 2003Monday15$180,895-56.1%+32.6%442$409$7,916,53746
Jul 22, 2003Tuesday15$192,347+6.3%+31.4%442$435$8,108,88447
Jul 23, 2003Wednesday15$190,709-0.9%+21.7%442$431$8,299,59348
Jul 24, 2003Thursday15$192,836+1.1%+28.3%442$436$8,492,42949
Jul 25, 2003Friday15$292,236+51.5%-20.9%491$595$8,784,66550
Jul 26, 2003Saturday14$448,199+53.4%-20.2%491$912$9,232,86451
Jul 27, 2003Sunday14$344,824-23.1%-16.3%491$702$9,577,68752
Jul 28, 2003Monday15$142,464-58.7%-21.2%491$290$9,720,15153
Jul 29, 2003Tuesday15$162,242+13.9%-15.7%491$330$9,882,39354
Jul 30, 2003Wednesday15$151,045-6.9%-20.8%491$307$10,033,43855
Jul 31, 2003Thursday14$161,732+7.1%-16.1%491$329$10,195,16956
Aug 1, 2003Friday15$309,462+91.3%+5.9%473$654$10,504,63157
Aug 2, 2003Saturday15$456,642+47.6%+1.9%473$965$10,961,27358
Aug 3, 2003Sunday15$342,694-25%-0.6%473$724$11,303,96759
Aug 4, 2003Monday15$158,214-53.8%+11.1%473$334$11,462,18160
Aug 5, 2003Tuesday15$160,688+1.6%-1%473$339$11,622,86961
Aug 6, 2003Wednesday16$147,772-8%-2.2%473$312$11,770,64162
Aug 7, 2003Thursday16$138,917-6%-14.1%473$293$11,909,55963
Aug 8, 2003Friday16$254,876+83.5%-17.6%434$587$12,164,43564
Aug 9, 2003Saturday13$386,641+51.7%-15.3%434$890$12,551,07665
Aug 10, 2003Sunday13$285,891-26.1%-16.6%434$658$12,836,96766
Aug 11, 2003Monday15$119,495-58.2%-24.5%434$275$12,956,46267
Aug 12, 2003Tuesday13$138,454+15.9%-13.8%434$319$13,094,91668
Aug 13, 2003Wednesday13$138,368<0.1%-6.4%434$318$13,233,28469
Aug 14, 2003Thursday15$98,704-28.7%-28.9%434$227$13,331,98970
Aug 15, 2003Friday18$191,250+93.8%-25%348$549$13,523,23971
Aug 16, 2003Saturday17$304,334+59.1%-21.3%348$874$13,827,57372
Aug 17, 2003Sunday17$225,956-25.8%-21%348$649$14,053,52973
Aug 18, 2003Monday17$91,259-59.6%-23.6%348$262$14,144,78874
Aug 19, 2003Tuesday17$98,377+7.8%-28.9%348$282$14,243,16575
Aug 20, 2003Wednesday17$95,171-3.3%-31.2%348$273$14,338,33676
Aug 21, 2003Thursday16$99,158+4.2%+0.5%348$284$14,437,49477
Aug 22, 2003Friday22$182,473+84%-4.6%338$539$14,619,96778
Aug 23, 2003Saturday21$253,558+39%-16.7%338$750$14,873,52579
Aug 24, 2003Sunday20$180,764-28.7%-20%338$534$15,054,28980
Aug 25, 2003Monday19$76,395-57.7%-16.3%338$226$15,130,68481
Aug 26, 2003Tuesday18$90,871+18.9%-7.6%338$268$15,221,55582
Aug 27, 2003Wednesday18$82,276-9.5%-13.5%338$243$15,303,83183
Aug 28, 2003Thursday16$84,741+3%-14.5%338$250$15,388,57184
Aug 29, 2003Friday18$272,206+221.2%+49.2%503$541$15,660,77785
Aug 30, 2003Saturday18$415,573+52.7%+63.9%503$826$16,076,35086
Aug 31, 2003Sunday17$415,675<0.1%+130%503$826$16,492,02587
Sep 1, 2003
Labor Day
Monday17$417,688+0.5%+446.7%503$830$16,909,71388
Sep 2, 2003Tuesday17$106,578-74.5%+17.3%503$211$17,016,29189
Sep 3, 2003Wednesday15$109,492+2.7%+33.1%503$217$17,125,78390
Sep 4, 2003Thursday14$109,052-0.4%+28.7%503$216$17,234,83591
Sep 5, 2003Friday18$242,490+122.4%-10.9%556$436$17,477,32592
Sep 6, 2003Saturday18$396,639+63.6%-4.6%556$713$17,873,96493
Sep 7, 2003Sunday18$255,164-35.7%-38.6%556$458$18,129,12894
Sep 8, 2003Monday15$78,228-69.3%-81.3%556$140$18,207,35695
Sep 9, 2003Tuesday16$88,352+12.9%-17.1%556$158$18,295,70896
Sep 10, 2003Wednesday16$82,396-6.7%-24.7%556$148$18,378,10497
Sep 11, 2003Thursday16$89,762+8.9%-17.7%556$161$18,467,86498
Sep 12, 2003Friday20$160,160+78.4%-34%492$325$18,628,02499
Sep 13, 2003Saturday20$290,669+81.5%-26.7%492$590$18,918,693100
Sep 14, 2003Sunday21$182,489-37.2%-28.5%492$370$19,101,182101
Sep 15, 2003Monday18$47,081-74.2%-39.8%492$95$19,148,263102
Sep 16, 2003Tuesday18$54,629+16%-38.2%492$111$19,202,892103
Sep 17, 2003Wednesday18$53,310-2.4%-35.3%492$108$19,256,202104
Sep 18, 2003Thursday18$52,359-1.8%-41.7%492$106$19,308,563105
Sep 19, 2003Friday23$107,062+104.5%-33.2%341$313$19,415,625106
Sep 20, 2003Saturday25$173,136+61.7%-40.4%341$507$19,588,761107
Sep 21, 2003Sunday24$108,116-37.6%-40.8%341$317$19,696,877108
Sep 22, 2003Monday21$34,643-68%-26.4%341$101$19,731,520109
Sep 23, 2003Tuesday19$43,024+24.2%-21.2%341$126$19,774,544110
Sep 24, 2003Wednesday19$34,596-19.6%-35.1%341$101$19,809,140111
Sep 25, 2003Thursday19$36,483+5.5%-30.3%341$106$19,845,623112
Sep 26, 2003Friday28$56,242+54.2%-47.5%237$237$19,901,865113
Sep 27, 2003Saturday28$92,176+63.9%-46.8%237$388$19,994,041114
Sep 28, 2003Sunday26$61,171-33.6%-43.4%237$258$20,055,214115
Sep 29, 2003Monday19$22,457-63.3%-35.2%237$94$20,077,671116
Sep 30, 2003Tuesday20$24,476+9%-43.1%237$103$20,102,147117
Oct 1, 2003Wednesday19$24,997+2.1%-27.7%237$105$20,127,144118
Oct 2, 2003Thursday19$22,595-9.6%-38.1%237$95$20,149,739119
Oct 3, 2003Friday26$42,124+86.4%-25.1%195$216$20,191,863120
Oct 4, 2003Saturday26$72,080+71.1%-21.8%195$369$20,263,943121
Oct 5, 2003Sunday23$44,207-38.7%-27.7%195$226$20,308,150122
Oct 6, 2003Monday19$14,686-66.8%-34.6%195$75$20,322,836123
Oct 7, 2003Tuesday19$17,384+18.4%-29%195$89$20,340,220124
Oct 8, 2003Wednesday18$15,787-9.2%-36.8%195$80$20,356,007125
Oct 9, 2003Thursday19$20,539+30.1%-9.1%195$105$20,375,639126
Oct 10, 2003Friday26$28,247+37.5%-32.9%160$176$20,403,886127
Oct 11, 2003Saturday24$46,279+63.8%-35.8%160$289$20,450,165128
Oct 12, 2003Sunday26$30,806-33.4%-30.3%160$192$20,480,971129
Oct 13, 2003
Columbus Day
Monday25$19,095-38%+30%160$119$20,500,066130
Oct 14, 2003Tuesday24$11,020-42.3%-36.6%160$68$20,511,086131
Oct 15, 2003Wednesday21$11,742+6.6%-25.6%160$73$20,522,828132
Oct 16, 2003Thursday20$14,027+19.5%-31.7%160$87$20,535,781133
Oct 17, 2003Friday27$17,838+27.2%-36.8%130$137$20,553,619134
Oct 18, 2003Saturday28$26,803+50.3%-42.1%130$206$20,580,422135
Oct 19, 2003Sunday27$16,284-39.2%-47.1%130$125$20,596,685136
Oct 20, 2003Monday23$5,398-66.9%-71.7%130$41$20,602,083137
Oct 21, 2003Tuesday22$6,945+28.7%-37%130$53$20,609,028138
Oct 22, 2003Wednesday25$5,875-15.4%-50%130$45$20,614,903139
Oct 23, 2003Thursday23$7,675+30.6%-45.3%130$59$20,620,746140
Oct 24, 2003Friday30$10,649+38.7%-40.3%96$110$20,631,395141
Oct 25, 2003Saturday30$19,499+83.1%-27.3%96$203$20,650,894142
Oct 26, 2003Sunday32$10,233-47.5%-37.2%96$106$20,661,128143
Oct 27, 2003Monday25$4,420-56.8%-18.1%96$46$20,665,548144
Oct 28, 2003Tuesday23$6,007+35.9%-13.5%96$62$20,671,555145
Oct 29, 2003Wednesday25$4,697-21.8%-20.1%96$48$20,676,252146
Oct 30, 2003Thursday24$5,391+14.8%-29.8%96$56$20,681,642147
Oct 31, 2003
Halloween
Friday31$3,285-39.1%-69.2%61$53$20,684,927148
Nov 1, 2003Saturday31$11,274+243.2%-42.2%61$184$20,696,201149
Nov 2, 2003Sunday31$6,578-41.7%-35.7%61$107$20,702,778150
Nov 3, 2003Monday28$2,283-65.3%-48.3%61$37$20,705,061151
Nov 4, 2003Tuesday29$2,634+15.4%-56.2%61$43$20,707,695152
Nov 5, 2003Wednesday30$2,068-21.5%-56%61$33$20,709,763153
Nov 6, 2003Thursday30$2,510+21.4%-53.4%61$41$20,712,272154
Nov 7, 2003Friday31$3,403+35.6%+3.6%45$75$20,715,675155
Nov 8, 2003Saturday31$6,030+77.2%-46.5%45$134$20,721,705156
Nov 9, 2003Sunday31$4,554-24.5%-30.8%45$101$20,726,326157
Nov 10, 2003Monday31$6,527+43.3%+185.9%45$145$20,732,853158
Nov 11, 2003Tuesday31$5,589-14.4%+112.2%45$124$20,738,442159
Nov 12, 2003Wednesday31$3,609-35.4%+74.5%45$80$20,742,051160
Nov 13, 2003Thursday31$3,586-0.6%+42.9%45$79$20,746,198161
Nov 14, 2003Friday33$3,081-14.1%-9.5%36$85$20,749,279162
Nov 15, 2003Saturday33$5,315+72.5%-11.9%36$147$20,754,594163
Nov 16, 2003Sunday33$4,924-7.4%+8.1%36$136$20,759,517164
Nov 17, 2003Monday26$1,160-76.4%-82.2%36$32$20,760,677165
Nov 18, 2003Tuesday25$1,421+22.5%-74.6%36$39$20,762,098166
Nov 19, 2003Wednesday24$1,561+9.9%-56.7%36$43$20,763,659167
Nov 20, 2003Thursday25$1,654+6%-53.9%36$45$20,765,313168
Nov 21, 2003Friday35$1,817+9.9%-41%14$129$20,767,130169
Nov 22, 2003Saturday34$3,466+90.8%-34.8%14$247$20,770,596170
Nov 23, 2003Sunday34$2,199-36.6%-55.3%14$157$20,772,796171