The Descent opened on 329 screens in the UK and received limited releases in other European countries, eventually earning more than ?£6 million in box office receipts. It has received many positive reviews in the UK and the USA, with 106 out of 128 critics on Rotten Tomatoes giving positive reviews, resulting in an 83% freshness rating. On its debut weekend in the US, The Descent opened with a three-day gross of $8.8 million, and as of August 30, 2006 has earned $24.7 million. Total worldwide box office receipts are $42 million.
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