Abduction

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,087,155Details
International Box Office $58,561,204
Worldwide Box Office $86,648,359
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,593,278 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,258,793 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,852,071
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Abduction is a thriller that focuses on a youth who discovers the parents who raised him aren't his real folks, a revelation that triggers events and leaves him running for his life

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
4% - Rotten
Audience
43% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 23rd, 2011 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: January 17th, 2012 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.
(Rating bulletin 2182, 7/27/2011)
Keywords: Rescue, Kidnap, Double Agent, Secret Agent, Terrorism, Fugitive / On the Run, Missing Person, Surprise Twist, Secret Identity, Mistaken Identity
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gotham Entertainment, Lionsgate, Vertigo Films, Quick Six Entertainment

DVD Sales: Real as Tough as Steel

This was not a deep week for new releases, as only two of them cracked the top 30. (One major new release was only released as a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack, so we will get to those numbers shortly.) We did have a new number one on the DVD sales chart, as Real Steel sold 691,000 units and generated $12.03 million in revenue. This is not a great start, but it performed better on Blu-ray. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases have the Courage to Stand up to Holdovers

It was a mixed week on the home market as far as new releases were concerned. On the one hand, four of the top five spots on the DVD sales chart were new releases. On the other hand, they were the only new releases to reach the top 30. Courageous was the best of the bunch selling 381,000 units and generating $6.47 million in opening week sales. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Ides of January

January is typically a really bad month for the home market, and it is usually even worse for Blu-ray. Not only are there not many hits coming out, but those that are being released tend to be films that are better suited to DVD than Blu-ray (middling hits, dramas, etc.). This is certainly the case with this week's new releases. Leading the way on the Blu-ray sales chart was Ides of March, a political drama, with 116,000 units / $2.08 million. Its opening Blu-ray share was 39%, which is better than expected for the genre. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 17th, 2012

It's a slow week on the home market; there are four first run wide releases on this week's list, which is not bad, but only one of those, The Ides of March, earned reviews that were even remotely good. Unfortunately, there are only a few smaller releases that are worth checking out, so it's a pretty shallow week as well. As far as Pick of the Week is concerned, The Ides of March on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack win that honor, practically by default. More...

International Box Office: Real Steel is the Real Deal

Real Steel was able to stay on top of the international chart, just as it did domestically. Over the weekend, it earned $25.03 million on 4,116 screens in 29 markets for a total of $60.94 million internationally. Worldwide it has taken $112.67 million, which is just over what it cost to make. The film opened in several markets, including the U.K., but it had to settle for fourth place with $2.11 million on 385 screens there. On the other hand, it added $4.63 million on 881 screens in Russia and now has earnt $14.39 million in that market. It also remained in first place in Mexico with $2.77 million on 1,049 screens for a total of $7.31 million after two weeks. It also earned first place in Australia with $2.34 million on 349 screens over the weekend, for a total of $7.88 million after two. More...

International Box Office: Snakes Swallow Smurfs

The Smurfs were finally knocked off the top spot on the international chart, falling prey to The Sorcerer And The White Snake. This Chinese film opened in a trio of markets earning $15.88 million, but no other details were released. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Tale Tall During Sophomore Stint

It was a good news / bad news weekend and the box office. First the bad news. Only one of the four new wide releases made any real impact and this led to a 16% drop-off from last weekend to just $99 million. The good news is that's still 4% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010 by 3% at $7.99 billion to $8.27 billion, but at least there's a little hope left that we can turn things around, if October beats expectations. More...

International Box Office: Smurfs Lead Soft, Soft Box Office

The Smurfs were the only film to top $10 million on the international chart this past weekend earning $12.61 million on 5,931 screens in 61 markets. This lifted its totals to $364.47 million internationally and $502.83 million worldwide after two months of release. The film has no major markets left to open in, but it remained in first place in Italy with $3.03 million on 559 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.26 million after two. It also remained in top spot in Australia with $2.55 million on 458 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.97 million after two. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases are Money, King Still Reigns

It was a very good weekend at the box office, compared to the average for this time of year. None of the four wide releases were real bombs, although a couple opened soft, they were within the range of expectations. Also, The Lion King held on even better than expected leading the way for the second weekend in a row. This helped the film grow just over 16% from last weekend to $117 million. More importantly, the overall box office was close to 17% higher than this weekend last year. Not only did The Lion King top Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps's opening, so did Moneyball and Dolphin Tale. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010 by 4% at $7.85 billion to $8.14 billion, but a few more wins like this and that gap will start to close. More...

Weekend Estimates: Lion King Just Holds Off Moneyball and Dolphin Tale

In a surprisingly strong weekend for September, The Lion King will enjoy a second weekend at the top of the chart, although only by a narrow margin over new entries Moneyball and Dolphin Tale. Disney's animated classic will take in about $22 million this weekend, and now looks set to pass $400 million in lifetime domestic box office before its theatrical run is over, and it has a shot at topping Spider-Man to take a place in the all-time top 10. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Bring In the Money?

It's a busy week with four wide releases, including two that are opening at saturation level theater counts. With such a lot of competition, there's little chance all four will find a sizable audience this weekend. In fact, there's a chance none of them will be able to top The Lion King, leaving it on top for the second weekend in a row. If that happens, there's no telling how many classic films will get a 3D conversion. As for which release have the best shot at becoming the new box office king, Moneyball seems to be the consensus pick, but there is some debate as to how well the new releases will do. There's also some debate as to how well the overall box office will do compared to last year. There's a 50-50 chance the number one film this year will top Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, which earned just over $19 million last year, while the depth is a little better this year. More...

2011 Preview: September

After a strong start, August ended on a really low note, and that's bad news for September, as it means the positive momentum we had is gone. Looking at the upcoming month, there are 18 films opening wide over five weekends (including one re-release) but only four or five of them have a real shot at being midlevel hits, and it is unlikely that all of them will get there. Worse still, there are no films opening this month that look like they will match The Town, which made more than $90 million last September. In fact, the selection of releases is so weak that the film I'm most looking forward to is a limited release that has already come out on Video on Demand, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. (It has seventeen reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and still not a negative one among them.) More...

Cast

Taylor Lautner    Nathan
Lily Collins    Karen
Alfred Molina    Burton
Jason Isaacs    Kevin
Maria Bello    Mara

Production and Technical Credits

Director    John Singleton
Screenwriter    Shawn Christensen
Screenwriter    Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Producer    Doug Davison
Producer    Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Producer    Dan Lautner
Producer    Roy Lee
Producer    Lee Stollman
Executive Producer    Jeremy Bell
Executive Producer    Anthony Katagas
Executive Producer    Gabriel Mason

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 4 $3,844,222   3,118 $1,233   $3,844,222 1
2011/09/24 4 $4,658,544 +21% 3,118 $1,494   $8,502,766 2
2011/09/25 4 $2,422,487 -48% 3,118 $777   $10,925,253 3
2011/09/26 6 $564,542 -77% 3,118 $181   $11,489,795 4
2011/09/27 5 $732,217 +30% 3,118 $235   $12,222,012 5
2011/09/28 6 $584,871 -20% 3,118 $188   $12,806,883 6
2011/09/29 6 $682,305 +17% 3,118 $219   $13,489,188 7
2011/09/30 8 $1,705,932 +150% 3,118 $547   $15,195,120 8
2011/10/01 7 $2,569,659 +51% 3,118 $824   $17,764,779 9
2011/10/02 7 $1,332,462 -48% 3,118 $427   $19,097,241 10
2011/10/03 10 $320,629 -76% 3,118 $103   $19,417,870 11
2011/10/04 10 $422,585 +32% 3,118 $136   $19,840,455 12
2011/10/05 11 $308,424 -27% 3,118 $99   $20,148,879 13
2011/10/06 11 $320,263 +4% 3,118 $103   $20,469,142 14
2011/10/07 11 $840,971 +163% 2,591 $325   $21,310,113 15
2011/10/08 10 $1,258,247 +50% 2,591 $486   $22,568,360 16
2011/10/09 11 $794,466 -37% 2,591 $307   $23,362,826 17
2011/10/10 11 $374,506 -53% 2,591 $145   $23,737,332 18
2011/10/11 13 $224,740 -40% 2,591 $87   $23,962,072 19
2011/10/12 14 $190,559 -15% 2,591 $74   $24,152,631 20
2011/10/13 13 $198,860 +4% 2,591 $77   $24,351,491 21
2011/10/14 13 $420,253 +111% 1,707 $246   $24,771,744 22
2011/10/15 13 $655,019 +56% 1,707 $384   $25,426,763 23
2011/10/16 13 $351,922 -46% 1,707 $206   $25,778,685 24
2011/10/17 - $97,285 -72% 1,707 $57   $25,875,970 25
2011/10/18 - $117,609 +21% 1,707 $69   $25,993,579 26
2011/10/19 - $105,237 -11% 1,707 $62   $26,098,816 27
2011/10/20 13 $112,783 +7% 1,707 $66   $26,211,599 28
2011/10/21 - $179,032 +59% 753 $238   $26,390,631 29
2011/10/22 - $268,096 +50% 753 $356   $26,658,727 30
2011/10/23 - $133,893 -50% 753 $178   $26,792,620 31
2011/10/24 - $40,317 -70% 753 $54   $26,832,937 32
2011/10/25 - $46,882 +16% 753 $62   $26,879,819 33
2011/10/26 - $37,396 -20% 753 $50   $26,917,215 34
2011/10/27 - $40,897 +9% 753 $54   $26,958,112 35
2011/10/28 - $63,580 +55% 351 $181   $27,021,692 36
2011/10/29 - $93,082 +46% 351 $265   $27,114,774 37
2011/10/30 - $48,006 -48% 351 $137   $27,162,780 38
2011/10/31 - $17,426 -64% 351 $50   $27,180,206 39
2011/11/01 - $19,795 +14% 351 $56   $27,200,001 40
2011/11/02 - $16,016 -19% 351 $46   $27,216,017 41
2011/11/03 - $19,704 +23% 351 $56   $27,235,721 42
2011/11/04 - $41,014 +108% 207 $198   $27,276,735 43
2011/11/05 - $61,112 +49% 207 $295   $27,337,847 44
2011/11/06 - $28,628 -53% 207 $138   $27,366,475 45
2011/11/07 - $10,282 -64% 207 $50   $27,376,757 46
2011/11/08 - $12,397 +21% 207 $60   $27,389,154 47
2011/11/09 - $9,444 -24% 207 $46   $27,398,598 48
2011/11/10 - $13,192 +40% 207 $64   $27,411,790 49
2011/11/11 - $25,583 +94% 127 $201   $27,437,373 50
2011/11/12 - $31,390 +23% 127 $247   $27,468,763 51
2011/11/13 - $14,270 -55% 127 $112   $27,483,033 52
2011/11/14 - $4,682 -67% 127 $37   $27,487,715 53
2011/11/15 - $5,809 +24% 127 $46   $27,493,524 54
2011/11/16 - $4,681 -19% 127 $37   $27,498,205 55
2011/11/17 - $4,329 -8% 127 $34   $27,502,534 56
2011/11/18 - $35,305 +716% 181 $195   $27,537,839 57
2011/11/19 - $53,270 +51% 181 $294   $27,591,109 58
2011/11/20 - $35,610 -33% 181 $197   $27,626,719 59
2011/11/21 - $16,126 -55% 181 $89   $27,642,845 60
2011/11/22 - $20,047 +24% 181 $111   $27,662,892 61
2011/11/23 - $25,509 +27% 181 $141   $27,688,401 62
2011/11/24 - $20,212 -21% 181 $112   $27,708,613 63
2011/11/25 - $48,178 +138% 163 $296   $27,756,791 64
2011/11/26 - $55,515 +15% 163 $341   $27,812,306 65
2011/11/27 - $28,588 -49% 163 $175   $27,840,894 66
2011/11/28 - $7,772 -73% 163 $48   $27,848,666 67
2011/11/29 - $8,697 +12% 163 $53   $27,857,363 68
2011/11/30 - $7,594 -13% 163 $47   $27,864,957 69
2011/12/01 - $8,206 +8% 163 $50   $27,873,163 70
2011/12/02 - $27,336 +233% 151 $181   $27,900,499 71
2011/12/03 - $42,571 +56% 151 $282   $27,943,070 72
2011/12/04 - $24,607 -42% 151 $163   $27,967,677 73
2011/12/05 - $6,279 -74% 151 $42   $27,973,956 74
2011/12/06 - $7,613 +21% 151 $50   $27,981,569 75
2011/12/07 - $6,727 -12% 151 $45   $27,988,296 76
2011/12/08 - $7,717 +15% 151 $51   $27,996,013 77
2011/12/09 - $18,442 +139% 131 $141   $28,014,455 78
2011/12/10 - $32,069 +74% 131 $245   $28,046,524 79
2011/12/11 - $17,702 -45% 131 $135   $28,064,226 80
2011/12/12 - $5,551 -69% 131 $42   $28,069,777 81
2011/12/13 - $6,069 +9% 131 $46   $28,075,846 82
2011/12/14 - $5,370 -12% 131 $41   $28,081,216 83
2011/12/15 - $5,939 +11% 131 $45   $28,087,155 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 4 $10,925,253   3,118 $3,504   $10,925,253 3
2011/09/30 7 $5,608,053 -49% 3,118 $1,799   $19,097,241 10
2011/10/07 11 $2,893,684 -48% 2,591 $1,117   $23,362,826 17
2011/10/14 13 $1,427,194 -51% 1,707 $836   $25,778,685 24
2011/10/21 19 $581,021 -59% 753 $772   $26,792,620 31
2011/10/28 28 $204,668 -65% 351 $583   $27,162,780 38
2011/11/04 34 $130,754 -36% 207 $632   $27,366,475 45
2011/11/11 40 $71,243 -46% 127 $561   $27,483,033 52
2011/11/18 34 $124,185 +74% 181 $686   $27,626,719 59
2011/11/25 36 $132,281 +7% 163 $812   $27,840,894 66
2011/12/02 36 $94,514 -29% 151 $626   $27,967,677 73
2011/12/09 39 $68,213 -28% 131 $521   $28,064,226 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/22/20122195,432 195,432$2,929,526$2,929,5261
1/29/2012581,282-58% 276,714$1,235,486$4,165,0122
2/5/20121642,813-47% 319,527$727,393$4,892,4053
2/12/20121738,636-10% 358,163$624,358$5,516,7634
2/19/20122419,849-49% 378,012$317,386$5,834,1485
2/26/20122715,300-23% 393,312$253,368$6,087,5166
3/4/20123011,882-22% 405,194$205,321$6,292,8377

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/22/2012364,983 64,983$1,299,019$1,299,0191
1/29/20121115,461-76% 80,445$305,821$1,604,8402

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