‘District 9’ was one of those films that really came out of nowhere to be surprise hit and one that went on to snag a Best Picture nomination. It still has a loyal fan following and now five years later still holds a special place with many moviegoers.
Original Release Date: August 14, 2009
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $30, Opening: $37.3, Total: $115.6, Worldwide: $215.1
- The clicking sound language used by the aliens was created by rubbing a pumpkin.
-The first documentary style film to be nominated for Best Picture.
-Director Neill Blomkamp's childhood in South Africa during apartheid influenced the movie.
Other Notable Milestones
1 Year Ago
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Original Release Date: August 16, 2013
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $30, Opening: $24.6, Total: $116, Worldwide: $151
Flashback: Despite being a smartly made pic it failed to live up to the award season hype but still over-performed at the box office.
10 Years Ago
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Original Release Date: August 13, 2004
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $70, Opening: $38.2, Total: $80.2, Worldwide: $172.5
Flashback: Two power franchises collide…this was never in danger of not succeeding.
15 Years Ago
Original Release Date: August 13, 1999
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $55, Opening: $18, Total: $66.4, Worldwide: $98.6
Flashback: You would think the combination of Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy would have had a better total…but the movie just didn’t connect with audiences.
20 Years Ago
In The Army Now
Original Release Date: August 12, 1994
The Line (in millions) – Budget: NA, Opening: $6.3, Total: $28.9, Worldwide: NA
Flashback: This was one of those low budget films with a low budget cast…still turned a small profit.
Next week: Brad Pitt battles a “inglorious” villain.