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The American (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,606,376Details
International Box Office $32,344,347
Worldwide Box Office $67,950,723
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,174,812 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,691,447 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,866,259
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
66% - Fresh
Audience
38% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 1st, 2010 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: December 28th, 2010 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual content and nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2131, 7/28/2010)
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Hitmen, One Last Job, Romance, Hitman Falling In Love with their Target
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Greenlit Productions, This is That, Smokehouse Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,654 $19,511 Oct 29, 2010 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,745 $32,031 Oct 22, 2010 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,507 $71,959 Oct 15, 2010 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,883 $85,672 Oct 8, 2010 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,643 $210,428 Oct 1, 2010 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,032 $896,382 Sep 24, 2010 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,441 $2,672,521 Sep 17, 2010 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,922 $5,674,240 Sep 10, 2010 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,364 $13,177,790 Sep 3, 2010 5
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 101 $13,177,790 Sep 3, 2010 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,063 2,823 Sep 3, 2010 5
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,189 29.2% Sep 3, 2010 3

Cast

   Jack/Edward
Violante Placido    Clara
Thekla Reuten    Mathilde
Paolo Bonacelli    Father Benedetto
Johan Leysen    Pavel
Irina Bjorklund    Ingrid
Lars Hjelm    Hunter
Bjorn Granath    Hunter
Giorgio Gobbi    Man on Vespa
Silvana Bosi    Old Chinese Vendor
Guido Palliggiano    Waiter (Market)
Samuli Vauramo    Young Swedish Man
Antonio Rampino    Postmaster
Filippo Timi    Fabio
Ilaria Cramerotti    Hooker
Angelica Novak    Hooker
Isabelle Adriani    Hooker
Raffaele Serao    Barman (Town Square Bar)
Anna Foglietta    Anna
Sandro Dori    Waiter (Locanda Grapelli)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Rowan Joffe
Story Creator    Martin Booth
Producer    Anne Carey
Producer    Jill Green
Producer    Ann Wingate
Producer    Grant Heslov
Producer    George Clooney
Executive Producer    Enzo Sisti
Director of Photography    Martin Ruhe
Production Designer    Mark Digby
Editor    Andrew Hulme
Composer    Herbert Gronemeyer
Costume Designer    Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Casting Director    Beatrice Kruger
Assistant Director    Miska Cheyko
Unit Production Manager    Erik Paoletti
Unit Production Manager    Vito Colazzo
Production Manager    Susanne Tiger
Production Supervisor    Borge Hansson
Supervising Art Director    Denis Schnegg
Art Director    Domenico Sica
Art Director    Mikael Varhelyi
Set Decorator    Michelle Day
Set Decorator    Daniela Zorzetto
Sound Mixer    Chris Munro
Sound Mixer    Paul Munro
Re-recording Mixer    Andrew Stirk
Re-recording Mixer    Jamie Roden
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Davies
Sound Effects Editor    Jack Gillies
Sound Designer    Paul Davies
Dialogue Editor    Peter Shaw
Music Editor    Peter Clarke
Make up    Manlio Rocchetti
Hairstylist    Stefano Ceccarelli
Stunt Coordinator    Franco Salamon
Stunt Coordinator    Giorgio Antonini

DVD Sales: Resident Finds Plenty of Homes

January 11th, 2011

Only two new releases charted this week, and only one of them could lay claim to top spot. That DVD was Resident Evil: Afterlife, which sold 576,000 units and generated $9.86 million in opening week sales. On the other hand, Despicable Me could also legitimately claim first place with $9.98 million in revenue from 565,000 units. So far that film has sold 5.73 million DVDs for $96.82 million in total sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 28st, 2010

December 27th, 2010

It's the last week of the year and despite some choices for Boxing Week sales, there's not a lot interesting on this week's list of DVD and Blu-ray releases. There are barely more than a dozen releases, and some of those I wouldn't have mentioned had it been busier. As for Pick of the Week, there's only one contender, Archer: Season One. It's a very funny, and very demented show and even though I'm not 100% happy with the extras, it is definitely worth picking up. More...

Resident Evil is Good, Holdovers are Not

September 13th, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife nearly matched expectations during its opening weekend, but it was the only bright spot on the box office chart and overall the box office plummeted to just $82 million. That's 23% lower than last weekend and 11% lower than the same weekend last year. The only good news is 2010 is still up on 2009 by nearly 4% at $7.81 billion to $7.51 billion. 2010 could still blow its lead if the box office remains as weak as it was over the weekend, but that seems like a longshot. More...

Will Resident Evil be Good for the Box Office?

September 9th, 2010

The weekend after Labor Day long weekend is often the worst weekend at the box office for the entire year. This time around there is only one wide release, Resident Evil: Afterlife, which will have no trouble topping the chart. In fact, it will be the only film to reach $10 million over the weekend. Will it do well enough to help 2010 keep pace with last year when there were four wide releases? More...

New Releases were Hardly Working

September 7th, 2010

There was some good news and some bad news this weekend. On the one hand, none of the new releases were able to live up to expectations, which resulted in a 6% drop-off from last weekend to $106 million. On the other hand, that was over 7% more than the same weekend last year. Throw in Monday's numbers and Labor Day 2010 earned $133 million, 6% ahead of 2009. Year-to-date, 2010 extended its lead over 2009 to 4.2% at $7.71 billion to $7.37 billion. More...

Will New Releases Have to Work Hard to Succeed?

September 2nd, 2010

Labor Day long weekend is the official end of summer vacation, although the summer blockbuster season has been over for a couple weeks now. It is arguably the worst long weekend of the year to release a film, but there are three wide releases this week hoping to buck that trend. While none really have a chance at being anything more than a mid-level hit, all three have a shot at top spot, and all three might top last year's number one new release, All About Steve. Meanwhile, overall 2010 should match 2009 with plenty of room to spare. More...

American First

September 1st, 2010

It's the Labor Day long weekend and The American it getting a jump on the competition by opening tonight. There have been several Wednesday releases this summer, including a few by non-blockbuster films like Vampires Suck and Knight and Day. So how will this one compare? More...

2010 Preview: September

September 1st, 2010

Summer has ended and while there were some bigger than expected hits in August, this trend is unlikely to continue in September. There are four weekends this September and nearly a dozen films opening wide, plus a few more that may or may not open wide. Of all of those films, maybe three of four will be midlevel hits, while only one film, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D, has a real shot at reaching the $100 million milestone. This is compared to last year when we had two $100 million hits, although one of those was Paranormal Activity, which didn't expand truly wide till Halloween. Hopefully 2010 can gain ground on 2009 overall, even if it doesn't have as many $100 million hits. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/03 1 $13,177,790   2,823 $4,668   $16,321,575 5
2010/09/10 3 $5,674,240 -57% 2,833 $2,003   $28,111,358 12
2010/09/17 7 $2,672,521 -53% 2,457 $1,088   $32,772,475 19
2010/09/24 12 $896,382 -66% 1,315 $682   $34,607,381 26
2010/10/01 29 $210,428 -77% 374 $563   $35,202,471 33
2010/10/08 39 $85,672 -59% 174 $492   $35,375,768 40
2010/10/15 43 $71,959 -16% 144 $500   $35,491,872 47
2010/10/22 48 $32,031 -55% 76 $421   $35,562,113 54
2010/10/29 53 $19,511 -39% 42 $465   $35,596,227 61

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/01 1 $1,674,363   2,721 $615   $1,674,363 1
2010/09/02 1 $1,469,422 -12% 2,721 $540   $3,143,785 2
2010/09/03 2 $3,844,126 +162% 2,823 $1,362   $6,987,911 3
2010/09/04 1 $4,841,737 +26% 2,823 $1,715   $11,829,648 4
2010/09/05 1 $4,491,927 -7% 2,823 $1,591   $16,321,575 5
2010/09/06 1 $3,484,543 -22% 2,823 $1,234   $19,806,118 6
2010/09/07 1 $1,073,258 -69% 2,823 $380   $20,879,376 7
2010/09/08 1 $834,188 -22% 2,823 $295   $21,713,564 8
2010/09/09 1 $723,554 -13% 2,823 $256   $22,437,118 9
2010/09/10 3 $1,780,355 +146% 2,833 $628   $24,217,473 10
2010/09/11 3 $2,517,676 +41% 2,833 $889   $26,735,149 11
2010/09/12 2 $1,376,209 -45% 2,833 $486   $28,111,358 12
2010/09/13 2 $436,040 -68% 2,833 $154   $28,547,398 13
2010/09/14 2 $599,509 +37% 2,833 $212   $29,146,907 14
2010/09/15 2 $465,198 -22% 2,833 $164   $29,612,105 15
2010/09/16 2 $487,849 +5% 2,833 $172   $30,099,954 16
2010/09/17 7 $833,999 +71% 2,457 $339   $30,933,953 17
2010/09/18 7 $1,205,881 +45% 2,457 $491   $32,139,834 18
2010/09/19 7 $632,641 -48% 2,457 $257   $32,772,475 19
2010/09/20 7 $207,630 -67% 2,457 $85   $32,980,105 20
2010/09/21 6 $272,481 +31% 2,457 $111   $33,252,586 21
2010/09/22 6 $229,612 -16% 2,457 $93   $33,482,198 22
2010/09/23 6 $228,801 n/c 2,457 $93   $33,710,999 23
2010/09/24 12 $271,683 +19% 1,315 $207   $33,982,682 24
2010/09/25 12 $405,114 +49% 1,315 $308   $34,387,796 25
2010/09/26 12 $219,585 -46% 1,315 $167   $34,607,381 26
2010/09/27 11 $92,062 -58% 1,315 $70   $34,699,443 27
2010/09/28 11 $108,667 +18% 1,315 $83   $34,808,110 28
2010/09/29 11 $92,891 -15% 1,315 $71   $34,901,001 29
2010/09/30 13 $91,042 -2% 1,315 $69   $34,992,043 30
2010/10/01 - $64,929 -29% 374 $174   $35,056,972 31
2010/10/02 - $96,261 +48% 374 $257   $35,153,233 32
2010/10/03 - $49,238 -49% 374 $132   $35,202,471 33
2010/10/04 - $19,914 -60% 374 $53   $35,222,385 34
2010/10/05 - $25,463 +28% 374 $68   $35,247,848 35
2010/10/06 - $21,395 -16% 374 $57   $35,269,243 36
2010/10/07 - $20,853 -3% 374 $56   $35,290,096 37
2010/10/08 - $25,076 +20% 174 $144   $35,315,172 38
2010/10/09 - $37,407 +49% 174 $215   $35,352,579 39
2010/10/10 - $23,189 -38% 174 $133   $35,375,768 40
2010/10/11 - $12,827 -45% 174 $74   $35,388,595 41
2010/10/12 - $10,568 -18% 174 $61   $35,399,163 42
2010/10/13 - $9,905 -6% 174 $57   $35,409,068 43
2010/10/14 - $10,845 +9% 174 $62   $35,419,913 44
2010/10/15 - $22,343 +106% 144 $155   $35,442,256 45
2010/10/16 - $31,762 +42% 144 $221   $35,474,018 46
2010/10/17 - $17,854 -44% 144 $124   $35,491,872 47
2010/10/18 - $7,720 -57% 144 $54   $35,499,592 48
2010/10/19 - $10,116 +31% 144 $70   $35,509,708 49
2010/10/20 - $10,318 +2% 144 $72   $35,520,026 50
2010/10/21 - $10,056 -3% 144 $70   $35,530,082 51
2010/10/22 - $9,974 -1% 76 $131   $35,540,056 52
2010/10/23 - $13,498 +35% 76 $178   $35,553,554 53
2010/10/24 - $8,559 -37% 76 $113   $35,562,113 54
2010/10/25 - $3,057 -64% 76 $40   $35,565,170 55
2010/10/26 - $4,108 +34% 76 $54   $35,569,278 56
2010/10/27 - $3,928 -4% 76 $52   $35,573,206 57
2010/10/28 - $3,510 -11% 76 $46   $35,576,716 58
2010/10/29 - $6,370 +81% 42 $152   $35,583,086 59
2010/10/30 - $8,505 +34% 42 $203   $35,591,591 60
2010/10/31 - $4,636 -45% 42 $110   $35,596,227 61
2010/11/01 - $1,754 -62% 42 $42   $35,597,981 62
2010/11/02 - $2,630 +50% 42 $63   $35,600,611 63
2010/11/03 - $2,426 -8% 42 $58   $35,603,037 64
2010/11/04 - $3,339 +38% 42 $80   $35,606,376 65

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/08/27 20 $1,469,422   2,721 $540   $3,143,785 2
2010/09/03 1 $19,293,333 +1,213% 2,823 $6,834   $22,437,118 9
2010/09/10 2 $7,662,836 -60% 2,833 $2,705   $30,099,954 16
2010/09/17 7 $3,611,045 -53% 2,457 $1,470   $33,710,999 23
2010/09/24 12 $1,281,044 -65% 1,315 $974   $34,992,043 30
2010/10/01 26 $298,053 -77% 374 $797   $35,290,096 37
2010/10/08 40 $129,817 -56% 174 $746   $35,419,913 44
2010/10/15 42 $110,169 -15% 144 $765   $35,530,082 51
2010/10/22 48 $46,634 -58% 76 $614   $35,576,716 58
2010/10/29 55 $29,660 -36% 42 $706   $35,606,376 65

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/2/201115172,528 172,528$2,586,195$2,586,1951
1/9/20111794,629-45% 267,157$1,418,489$4,004,6832
1/16/20112441,062-57% 308,219$691,895$4,696,5783

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/2/20111737,173 37,173$1,005,522$1,005,5221

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