The Cove

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Grosses

Domestic (73.7%)
$857,005
Summary Details
DistributorRoadside Attractions
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Opening$57,640
4 theaters
MPAAPG-13
Running Time1 hr 32 min
GenresCrime Documentary
In Release519 days/74 weeks
Widest Release56 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jul 31, 2009Friday35$20,458--4$5,114$20,4581
Aug 1, 2009Saturday37$18,917-7.5%-4$4,729$39,3752
Aug 2, 2009Sunday35$18,265-3.4%-4$4,566$57,6403
Aug 3, 2009Monday34$6,046-66.9%-4$1,511$63,6864
Aug 4, 2009Tuesday34$6,733+11.4%-4$1,683$70,4195
Aug 5, 2009Wednesday34$6,423-4.6%-4$1,605$76,8426
Aug 6, 2009Thursday34$5,488-14.6%-4$1,372$82,3307
Aug 7, 2009Friday26$53,995+883.9%+163.9%56$964$136,3258
Aug 8, 2009Saturday26$58,347+8.1%+208.4%56$1,041$194,6729
Aug 9, 2009Sunday26$49,390-15.4%+170.4%56$881$244,06210
Aug 10, 2009Monday25$22,610-54.2%+274%56$403$266,67211
Aug 11, 2009Tuesday25$23,534+4.1%+249.5%56$420$290,20612
Aug 12, 2009Wednesday25$24,743+5.1%+285.2%56$441$314,94913
Aug 13, 2009Thursday25$22,311-9.8%+306.5%56$398$337,26014
Aug 14, 2009Friday36$26,001+16.5%-51.8%53$490$363,26115
Aug 15, 2009Saturday34$34,407+32.3%-41%53$649$397,66816
Aug 16, 2009Sunday34$27,225-20.9%-44.9%53$513$424,89317
Aug 17, 2009Monday33$13,942-48.8%-38.3%53$263$438,83518
Aug 18, 2009Tuesday33$15,625+12.1%-33.6%53$294$454,46019
Aug 19, 2009Wednesday33$14,615-6.5%-40.9%53$275$469,07520
Aug 20, 2009Thursday33$15,065+3.1%-32.5%53$284$484,14021
Aug 21, 2009Friday35$17,241+14.4%-33.7%32$538$501,38122
Aug 22, 2009Saturday37$19,942+15.7%-42%32$623$521,32323
Aug 23, 2009Sunday36$15,924-20.1%-41.5%32$497$537,24724
Aug 24, 2009Monday32$9,061-43.1%-35%32$283$546,30825
Aug 25, 2009Tuesday32$9,112+0.6%-41.7%32$284$555,42026
Aug 26, 2009Wednesday33$9,204+1%-37%32$287$564,62427
Aug 27, 2009Thursday32$9,140-0.7%-39.3%32$285$573,76428
Aug 28, 2009Friday37$14,278+56.2%-17.2%25$571$588,04229
Aug 29, 2009Saturday37$17,912+25.5%-10.2%25$716$605,95430
Aug 30, 2009Sunday36$13,513-24.6%-15.1%25$540$619,46731
Aug 31, 2009Monday35$6,242-53.8%-31.1%25$249$625,70932
Sep 1, 2009Tuesday35$6,529+4.6%-28.3%25$261$632,23833
Sep 2, 2009Wednesday34$7,350+12.6%-20.1%25$294$639,58834
Sep 3, 2009Thursday34$6,358-13.5%-30.4%25$254$645,94635
Sep 4, 2009Friday40$7,688+20.9%-46.2%24$320$653,63436
Sep 5, 2009Saturday40$12,072+57%-32.6%24$503$665,70637
Sep 6, 2009Sunday40$12,134+0.5%-10.2%24$505$677,84038
Sep 7, 2009
Labor Day
Monday41$10,859-10.5%+74%24$452$688,69939
Sep 8, 2009Tuesday38$4,197-61.4%-35.7%23$182$692,89640
Sep 9, 2009Wednesday37$4,835+15.2%-34.2%23$210$697,73141
Sep 10, 2009Thursday37$4,963+2.6%-21.9%23$215$702,69442
Sep 11, 2009Friday43$6,595+32.9%-14.2%29$227$709,28943
Sep 12, 2009Saturday43$10,423+58%-13.7%29$359$719,71244
Sep 13, 2009Sunday43$6,987-33%-42.4%29$240$726,69945
Sep 14, 2009Monday41$2,726-61%-74.9%29$94$729,42546
Sep 15, 2009Tuesday42$2,439-10.5%-41.9%29$84$731,86447
Sep 16, 2009Wednesday41$4,193+71.9%-13.3%29$144$736,05748
Sep 17, 2009Thursday42$3,624-13.6%-27%29$124$739,68149
Sep 18, 2009Friday43$5,854+61.5%-11.2%32$182$745,53550
Sep 19, 2009Saturday45$6,251+6.8%-40%32$195$751,78651
Sep 20, 2009Sunday41$5,825-6.8%-16.6%32$182$757,61152
Sep 21, 2009Monday36$4,411-24.3%+61.8%32$137$762,02253
Sep 22, 2009Tuesday40$3,143-28.7%+28.9%32$98$765,16554
Sep 23, 2009Wednesday40$2,790-11.2%-33.5%32$87$767,95555
Sep 24, 2009Thursday40$2,464-11.7%-32%32$77$770,41956
Sep 25, 2009Friday50$4,206+70.7%-28.2%37$113$774,62557
Sep 26, 2009Saturday49$6,227+48.1%-0.4%37$168$780,85258
Sep 27, 2009Sunday48$5,442-12.6%-6.6%37$147$786,29459
Sep 28, 2009Monday47$2,227-59.1%-49.5%37$60$788,52160
Sep 29, 2009Tuesday46$3,272+46.9%+4.1%37$88$791,79361
Sep 30, 2009Wednesday46$3,043-7%+9.1%37$82$794,83662
Oct 1, 2009Thursday48$2,636-13.4%+7%37$71$797,47263
Oct 2, 2009Friday54$2,150-18.4%-48.9%18$119$799,62264
Oct 3, 2009Saturday53$3,254+51.3%-47.7%18$180$802,87665
Oct 4, 2009Sunday55$2,180-33%-59.9%18$121$805,05666
Oct 5, 2009Monday51$1,004-53.9%-54.9%18$55$806,06067
Oct 6, 2009Tuesday51$1,126+12.2%-65.6%18$62$807,18668
Oct 7, 2009Wednesday51$1,313+16.6%-56.9%18$72$808,49969
Oct 8, 2009Thursday51$1,436+9.4%-45.5%18$79$809,93570
Oct 9, 2009Friday50$2,774+93.2%+29%18$154$812,70971
Oct 10, 2009Saturday52$2,085-24.8%-35.9%18$115$814,79472
Oct 11, 2009Sunday52$1,636-21.5%-25%18$90$816,43073
Oct 12, 2009
Columbus Day
Monday48$983-39.9%-2.1%18$54$817,41374
Oct 13, 2009Tuesday47$1,084+10.3%-3.7%18$60$818,49775
Oct 14, 2009Wednesday44$1,451+33.9%+10.5%18$80$819,94876
Oct 15, 2009Thursday47$741-48.9%-48.4%18$41$820,68977
Oct 16, 2009Friday54$1,013+36.7%-63.5%19$53$821,70278
Oct 17, 2009Saturday54$1,716+69.4%-17.7%19$90$823,41879
Oct 18, 2009Sunday52$2,134+24.4%+30.4%19$112$825,55280
Oct 19, 2009Monday51$687-67.8%-30.1%19$36$826,23981
Oct 20, 2009Tuesday49$788+14.7%-27.3%19$41$827,02782
Oct 21, 2009Wednesday50$856+8.6%-41%19$45$827,88383
Oct 22, 2009Thursday47$2,279+166.2%+207.6%19$119$830,16284
Oct 23, 2009Friday57$980-57%-3.3%7$140$831,14285
Oct 24, 2009Saturday57$1,130+15.3%-34.1%7$161$832,27286
Oct 25, 2009Sunday57$901-20.3%-57.8%7$128$833,17387
Oct 26, 2009Monday47$1,771+96.6%+157.8%7$253$834,94488
Oct 27, 2009Tuesday54$611-65.5%-22.5%7$87$835,55589
Oct 28, 2009Wednesday54$357-41.6%-58.3%7$51$835,91290
Oct 29, 2009Thursday52$858+140.3%-62.4%7$122$836,77091
Oct 30, 2009Friday58$661-23%-32.6%7$94$837,43192
Oct 31, 2009
Halloween
Saturday59$492-25.6%-56.5%7$70$837,92393
Nov 1, 2009Sunday58$473-3.9%-47.5%7$67$838,39694
Nov 2, 2009Monday54$222-53.1%-87.5%7$31$838,61895
Nov 3, 2009Tuesday50$356+60.4%-41.7%7$50$838,97496
Nov 4, 2009Wednesday51$276-22.5%-22.7%7$39$839,25097
Nov 5, 2009Thursday51$355+28.6%-58.6%7$50$839,60598
Nov 6, 2009Friday54$327-7.9%-50.5%6$54$839,93299
Nov 7, 2009Saturday55$548+67.6%+11.4%6$91$840,480100
Nov 8, 2009Sunday56$308-43.8%-34.9%6$51$840,788101
Nov 9, 2009Monday53$118-61.7%-46.8%6$19$840,906102
Nov 10, 2009Tuesday52$389+229.7%+9.3%7$55$841,295103
Nov 11, 2009Wednesday51$606+55.8%+119.6%6$101$841,901104
Nov 12, 2009Thursday51$360-40.6%+1.4%6$60$842,261105
Nov 13, 2009Friday56$276-23.3%-15.6%6$46$842,537106
Nov 14, 2009Saturday56$298+8%-45.6%6$49$842,835107
Nov 15, 2009Sunday56$237-20.5%-23.1%6$39$843,072108
Nov 16, 2009Monday53$87-63.3%-26.3%6$14$843,159109
Nov 17, 2009Tuesday53$101+16.1%-74%6$16$843,260110
Nov 18, 2009Wednesday53$183+81.2%-69.8%6$30$843,443111
Nov 19, 2009Thursday52$158-13.7%-56.1%6$26$843,601112
Nov 20, 2009Friday54$324+105.1%+17.4%6$54$843,925113
Nov 21, 2009Saturday53$639+97.2%+114.4%5$127$844,564114
Nov 22, 2009Sunday53$885+38.5%+273.4%6$147$845,449115
Nov 23, 2009Monday49$110-87.6%+26.4%1$110$845,559116
Nov 24, 2009Tuesday52$17-84.5%-83.2%5$3$845,576117
Nov 25, 2009Wednesday53$401+2,258.8%+119.1%6$66$845,977118
Nov 26, 2009
Thanksgiving
Thursday53$218-45.6%+38%6$36$846,195119
Nov 27, 2009Friday53$365+67.4%+12.7%4$91$846,560120
Nov 28, 2009Saturday53$558+52.9%-12.7%4$139$847,118121
Nov 29, 2009Sunday53$325-41.8%-63.3%4$81$847,443122
Nov 30, 2009Monday49$116-64.3%+5.5%4$29$847,559123
Dec 1, 2009Tuesday49$191+64.7%+1,023.5%4$47$847,750124
Dec 2, 2009Wednesday49$206+7.9%-48.6%4$51$847,956125
Dec 3, 2009Thursday48$264+28.2%+21.1%4$66$848,220126
Dec 4, 2009Friday53$114-56.8%-68.8%3$38$848,334127
Dec 5, 2009Saturday53$86-24.6%-84.6%3$28$848,420128
Dec 6, 2009Sunday53$120+39.5%-63.1%1$120$848,540129
Dec 7, 2009Monday49$92-23.3%-20.7%4$23$848,632130
Dec 8, 2009Tuesday48$182+97.8%-4.7%4$45$848,814131
Dec 9, 2009Wednesday49$128-29.7%-37.9%4$32$848,942132
Dec 10, 2009Thursday49$128--51.5%4$32$849,070133
Dec 11, 2009Friday54$60-53.1%-47.4%3$20$849,130134
Dec 12, 2009Saturday54$96+60%+11.6%3$32$849,226135
Dec 13, 2009Sunday55$55-42.7%-54.2%3$18$849,281136
Dec 16, 2009Wednesday53$5--96.1%3$1$849,286139
Dec 17, 2009Thursday53$20+300%-84.4%3$6$849,306140
Jan 22, 2010Friday43$108--2$54$849,414176
Jan 23, 2010Saturday43$499+362%-2$249$849,913177
Jan 24, 2010Sunday45$8-98.4%-2$4$849,921178
Jan 25, 2010Monday42$44+450%-2$22$849,965179
Jan 26, 2010Tuesday43$12-72.7%-2$6$849,977180
Jan 27, 2010Wednesday41$16+33.3%-2$8$849,993181
Jan 28, 2010Thursday42$8-50%-2$4$850,001182
Feb 13, 2010Saturday43$147--4$36$850,148198
Feb 14, 2010Sunday41$273+85.7%-4$68$850,421199
Feb 15, 2010
Presidents' Day
Monday40$280+2.6%-4$70$850,701200
Feb 19, 2010Friday44$26--8$3$850,727204
Feb 20, 2010Saturday43$843+3,142.3%+473.5%8$105$851,570205
Feb 21, 2010Sunday43$561-33.5%+105.5%8$70$852,131206
Feb 22, 2010Monday42$75-86.6%-73.2%8$9$852,206207
Feb 23, 2010Tuesday41$58-22.7%-8$7$852,264208
Feb 24, 2010Wednesday42$29-50%-8$3$852,293209
Feb 25, 2010Thursday40$424+1,362.1%-8$53$852,717210
Feb 26, 2010Friday44$93-78.1%+257.7%9$10$852,810211
Feb 27, 2010Saturday44$247+165.6%-70.7%9$27$853,057212
Feb 28, 2010Sunday41$710+187.4%+26.6%9$78$853,767213
Mar 6, 2010Saturday45$60--75.7%2$30$853,847219
Mar 7, 2010Sunday44$28-53.3%-96.1%2$14$853,875220
Mar 8, 2010Monday39$135+382.1%-2$67$854,010221
Mar 9, 2010Tuesday40$84-37.8%-2$42$854,094222
Mar 11, 2010Thursday41$6--2$3$854,100224
Mar 12, 2010Friday43$353+5,783.3%-7$50$854,453225
Mar 13, 2010Saturday43$338-4.2%+463.3%7$48$854,791226
Mar 14, 2010Sunday43$149-55.9%+432.1%7$21$854,940227
Mar 15, 2010Monday40$63-57.7%-53.3%8$7$855,003228
Mar 16, 2010Tuesday41$54-14.3%-35.7%8$6$855,057229
Mar 17, 2010Wednesday37$455+742.6%-8$56$855,512230
Mar 18, 2010Thursday38$492+8.1%+8,100%8$61$856,004231
Mar 19, 2010Friday44$343-30.3%-2.8%2$171$856,347232
Mar 20, 2010Saturday44$483+40.8%+42.9%2$241$856,830233
Mar 21, 2010Sunday46$175-63.8%+17.4%2$87$857,005234