The Polar Express (2004)

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

All Releases

Domestic (59.5%)
$189,528,738
International (40.4%)
$128,697,779
Worldwide
$318,321,815
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorWarner Bros.
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Domestic Opening$23,323,463
Budget$165,000,000
Earliest Release DateNovember 10, 2004 (Domestic)
Running Time1 hr 40 min
GenresAdventure Animation Comedy Family Fantasy Musical

By Release

Release GroupRolloutMarketsDomesticInternationalWorldwide
Original ReleaseNovember 10-January 14, 200542 markets$162,775,358$123,225,147$286,000,505
2005 IMAX ReleaseNovember 23-December 23, 20055 markets$10,900,597$1,009,883$11,910,480
2006 IMAX ReleaseNovember 17-January 11, 20073 markets$2,940,722$824,289$3,765,011
2007 IMAX ReleaseOctober 5-December 5, 20073 markets$2,483,757$91,146$2,574,903
2008 IMAX ReleaseNovember 21, 2008Domestic$1,705,694$1,705,694
2009 IMAX ReleaseNovember 6, 2009Domestic$514,354$514,354
2010 IMAX ReleaseDecember 3, 20108 markets$672,796$1,125,478$1,798,274
2011 IMAX ReleaseNovember 25, 2011Domestic$711,168$711,168
2012 IMAX ReleaseNovember 21, 2012Domestic$669,289$669,289
2013 IMAX ReleaseNovember 9, 2013Domestic$493,776$493,776
2014 IMAX ReleaseNovember 1, 2014Domestic, EMEA$139,055$1,328,606$1,467,661
2015 IMAX ReleaseNovember 19, 2015Domestic$846,602$846,602
2016 IMAX ReleaseNovember 11, 2016Domestic$765,154$765,154
2017 IMAX ReleaseNovember 17, 2017Domestic$875,150$875,150
2018 Re-releaseNovember 2, 2018Domestic$731,018$731,018
2020 Re-releaseDecember 4, 20204 markets$711,000$4,021$778,137
2023 Re-releaseAPAC$124$17,931
2021 Re-release3 markets$1,593,248$1,089,085$2,696,708

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic17$189,528,738259
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom5$26,774,829328
France1$11,277,362703
Germany1$10,046,849643
Spain3$8,075,411527
Italy1$5,528,367767
Belgium1$2,059,243448
Poland1$1,558,560691
Netherlands1$1,460,7121,114
Greece1$1,382,050332
Norway1$1,325,666647
Switzerland1$1,260,299454
Austria1$1,098,186746
Türkiye1$1,025,349809
Denmark1$1,024,761677
Sweden1$980,360830
Portugal1$796,211669
Israel1$481,175677
Finland1$396,759961
South Africa1$268,5001,471
Hungary1$251,3511,174
Iceland1$178,905409
Czech Republic2$163,2361,527
Lebanon1$77,104972
Croatia1$68,9081,215
Slovakia1$58,3281,409
Romania1$48,1061,701
Bulgaria1$41,0291,747
Serbia and Montenegro1$31,2471,179
Lithuania1$18,4941,929
Egypt1$18,4491,388
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan1$9,893,258996
Australia5$7,815,234685
South Korea2$3,834,9661,220
Taiwan2$2,141,303383
Russia/CIS2$1,361,7371,884
Hong Kong1$960,4171,018
New Zealand3$819,754854
Malaysia1$650,197826
Thailand1$393,2001,134
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Mexico2$8,214,425481
Brazil1$1,900,0001,127
Argentina1$1,039,399729
Chile1$596,305573
Puerto Rico1$219,000162
Colombia1$152,0001,606
Peru1$91,0001,735
Uruguay1$57,419947