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The Da Vinci Code is a Sony Pictures movie, with:
Ron Howard.
Screenwriter: Akiva Goldsman.
Producer: Brian Grazeris.
Consultant: Father Richard McBrien, a professor of theology and Roman Catholic priest.
Budget: 125 million dollars. 1

Plot outline: "A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity."

Robert Langdon is played by Tom Hanks
Sopphie Neveu by Audrey Tautou
Sir Leigh Teabing by Ian McKellen
Captain Fache by Jean Reno
Silas by Paul Bettany
Bishop Aringarosa by Alfred Molina

Release dates:
Premiere: 2006-MAY-17 at Cannes Film Festival
Worldwide release:  2006-MAY-17 to MAY-20; generally MAY-19. It will be released in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar on JUN-06.


  • MPAA: Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references and sexual content. Ratings in other countries ranged from 12 in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, to 14A in British Columbia, Canada, to NC-16 in Singapore, and R-18 the in Philippines.

  • Internet Movie Database: 4,396 viewers gave an average rating of 6.0

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Movie revenue:

  • 2006-MAY-22: The movie's gross sales were $224 million during the first three days after its release. This is only slightly behind Star Wars 3 Revenge of the Sith -- the all time best grossing movie -- at $253 million. 2 Jeff Blake, vice chairman of Sony Pictures, said: "Basically, the people have responded with great enthusiasm and appreciated a provocative story." The film was estimated as having earned $147 million overseas -- the biggest opening weekend ever, -- $77.0 million in the United States, and 8.1 million in Canada (equivalent to $7.2 million in U.S. funds). In the U.S. and Canada it was by far the highest grossing movie. Over the Hedge was second in both countries, earning $38.4 million in the U.S. and $2.9 million in Canada (equivalent to 2.6 million in U.S. funds). The movie seems to have done particularly well in predominately Roman Catholic countries: Italy, Spain, and Latin America, perhaps because of the church's strong opposition. 3,4,5 Jeff Blake, vice chairman of Sony Pictures, said: "Basically, the people have responded with great enthusiasm and appreciated a provocative story."

  • 2006-MAY-23: Sony's estimate of $147 million in overseas revenue from 82 countries was adjusted upwards to $154.7 million. This gave The Da Vinci Code movie the highest gross sales overseas of any movie in history. Three predominately Roman Catholic countries achieved the largest all-tiome openings: Italy, at $11.1 million; Spain, at $11 million; and Brazil at $4.8 million. Hollywood Reporter states:

"The biggest opening weekend tally came from the U.K., with $17.1 million. Trailing were Germany, with $13.3 million; France, $12 million; Japan, $11.3 million; Korea, $8.8 million; Australia, $6.5 million; Mexico, $6.4 million; and China, $4.8 million. The Chinese take was hailed as the highest ever for a Hollywood film in that market." 6

References used:

The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.

  1. " 'Da Vinci' cracks worldwide box office code," Agence France Presse, 2006-MAY-22.
  2. CNN news.
  3. Eric Pfanner, " 'Da Vinci Code' Pulls in $224 Million Worldwide,"  International Herald Tribune, 2006-MAY-21, at: http://www.nytimes.com/
  4. "Final weekend box office figures," Associated Press, Toronto Star, 2006-MAY-23, Page D9.
  5. "Canadian rankings," Neilson EDI Inc., Toronto Star, 2006-MAY-23, Page D9.
  6. Hy Hollinger, " 'Da Vinci' foreign haul exceeds estimates," Yahoo! News, 2006-MAY-23, at: http://news.yahoo.com/

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Copyright © 2006 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted: 2006-MAY-18
Latest update: 2006-MAY-27
Author: B.A. Robinson

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