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National Geographic’s ‘Sea Monsters’ Exceeds $50m Worldwide Box Office Revenue


National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) has announced that ‘Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure’ has taken more than $50 million in gross box office revenue worldwide.  

‘Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure’ follows a family of Dolichorhynchops as they encounter saber-toothed fish, prehistoric sharks and giant squid in prehistoric waters 82 million years ago.  The film combines photorealistic animation with standout finds from paleontological digs around the world.  

Narrated by Liev Schreiber, ‘Sea Monsters'’ score was been composed by Richard Evans, David Rhodes and Peter Gabriel and the film was directed by Sean MacLeod Phillips and produced by Lisa Truitt and Jini Durr.

The state-of-the-art adventure film, partially funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, was created for large-format and digital 3D and 2D cinemas in museums, zoos, aquariums and science centers.  To date the film has been shown in more than 400 theaters in over 30 countries in 17 languages.  

National Geographic Cinema Ventures’ ‘Sea Monsters’ Exceeds $50 million Worldwide Box Office Revenue

‘Sea Monsters’ has received worldwide critical acclaim since its release in 2007.  Described by The Washington Post as “‘Finding Nemo’ with a ‘Wow’ factor of about 100”,  the film has won many awards including Best Film from GSCA, Golden Reel for Best Sound Editing from Motion Picture Sound Editors and Outstanding Visual Effects Special Venue from the Visual Effects Society.  

Mark Katz, president of NGCV distribution, said, “‘Sea Monsters’ is the quintessential giant-screen film, with appeal to all ages.  Its success and longevity in theaters around the world is a testament to that appeal, as well as to its outstanding story and stunning visuals, not to mention its ability to transport audiences to a world they can only imagine.”

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