The Day After Tomorrow

2004 film by Roland Emmerich

The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American/Canadian science fiction disaster movie. It was produced and directed by Roland Emmerich. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was released in Mexico City on May 17, 2004, and worldwide from May 26 to May 28.

The Day After Tomorrow
Directed byRoland Emmerich
Written byRoland Emmerich
Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Produced byRoland Emmerich
Mark Gordon
StarringDennis Quaid
Jake Gyllenhaal
Emmy Rossum
Ian Holm
Sela Ward
CinematographyUeli Steiger
Edited byDavid Brenner
Music byHarald Kloser
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • May 24, 2004 (2004-05-24) (New York City premiere)
  • May 28, 2004 (2004-05-28) (United States)
Running time
124 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$125 million
Box office$544,272,402[1]

The movie follows a series of severe weather events that take place around the world as a result of global warming. Among these events:

These events cause global cooling, which eventually starts a new ice age.

The movie made $186,740,799 in North America and Canada, and $542,771,772 worldwide. It was inspired by the book The Coming Global Superstorm, co-authored by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber.


  1. The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved April 16, 2011.

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