Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can't wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she's also his ex-girlfriend. With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world's attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.
There's something refreshing about a kids' movie that manages to get through its entire length without a poop joke.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger - February 3, 2012
Big Miracle is not one of those whale tales that leaves the audience blubbering, but it's open to the allure of the imposing creatures, which resemble long boulders that have come to life.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail - February 3, 2012
"Big Miracle" shouldn't really work, but it does.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post - February 3, 2012
|Domestic Gross (U.S.) (% Share)||$20.16 Million (81.5%)|
|+||Overseas Gross (Foreign) (% Share)||$4.56 Million (18.5%)|
|=||Total Worldwide Gross||$24.72 Million (100%)|
Data as of 04/05/12 6:30 PM GMT
Studios get on average 55 percent share of the total gross.View Full Box Office Analysis & Reports for Big Miracle