Arbitrage

Arbitrage poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,919,574Details
International Box Office $18,766,210
Worldwide Box Office $26,685,784
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Synopsis

New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke, Miller's also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Cote. Just as he's about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant, a face from Miller's past. One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer, who will stop at nothing in his pursuits. Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity. Will he make it out before the bubble bursts?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 14th, 2012 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: December 21st, 2012 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, brief violent images and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2202, 12/14/2011)
Keywords: Riches to Rags, Wall Street, Infidelity, White Collar Crime
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 18th, 2012

It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week. More...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and we are getting to the crunch time for gift shopping. After checking out first run releases and franchise box sets in Part I and TV on DVD releases in Part II, this week we look at limited releases, classics, and foreign films. Some are pretty obvious choices, as we had a few limited releases that broke into the mainstream during their theatrical releases, but there are also a few more films that slipped beneath the radar the last time around. The biggest of these is... More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

Per Theater Chart: Pitch has a Perfect Start

Pitch Perfect had an explosive opening in select theaters earning more than $5 million in just over 300 theaters for an average of $15,371. Most limited releases playing in only a handful of theaters would kill for an average like that. The overall number one film, Hotel Transylvania, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $12,697. Last week's number one film on the per theater chart, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, remained north of $10,000 on the per theater chart this week, despite expanding into more than 100 theaters. It pulled in $1.10 million in 102 theaters for an average of $10,823. Its running tally is already enough to give it some measure of mainstream success, and this week's performance nearly guarantees further expansion. The Other Dream Team didn't quite make the $10,000 club, but with an average of $9,911 in two theaters, it was close enough to mention above the fold. More...

Per Theater Chart Perks Up

The Perks of Being a Wallflower easily topped the per theater chart with an average of $57,090 in four theaters. This combined with its 81% positive reviews suggests a potential for significant expansion and long legs. Diana Vreeland - The Eye Has to Travel was also strong with an average of $21,233. This is an excellent start, but documentaries rarely expand significantly beyond the art house circuit. Occupy Unmasked just managed to top $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,238 in four theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mastering the Per Theater Chart

We had a monster hit on the per theater chart, as The Master earned close to $750,000 in five theaters for an average of $147,262. This is unbelievably strong; however, one does have to take into account the particulars. The Master was released on 70mm and because this is such an unusual event, the tickets were sold at a premium price. The only other film to top the $10,000 mark was Arbitrage, which made just over $2 million in just under 200 theaters for an average of $10,163. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office of the Living Dead

2012 started off so well that I keep thinking the box office will return to those glory days, or at the very least it will stop sucking. That didn't happen this weekend. Granted, the box office grew 28% from last weekend to $86 million. However, this is 15% lower than the same weekend last year and it is still one of the worst weekends of all time. Year-to-date, 2012 still leads 2011, but that lead has shrunk to just 3.0% at $7.80 billion to $7.58 billion. If things don't turn around very soon, 2012 will lose its lead in terms of tickets sold (currently just 1.8%) and its overall lead shortly after that. Since fewer people are watching movies in theaters, it means fewer people are seeing trailers, posters, etc. for upcoming films. Fewer people seeing trailers for upcoming films does often times result in fewer people seeing these upcoming movies. We need a true blockbuster to break out of this cycle. More...

Weekend Estimates: Resident Evil Conquers Nemo

Resident Evil: Retribution will post a solid opening weekend to top this weekend's box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. With $21.1 million projected by Sony, it will be the fourth consecutive film in the franchise to open between $20 million and $27 million -- an impressive level of consistency. In second place, Finding Nemo 3D is expected to post about $17.5 million, which is a significant disappointment compared to the $30 million debut enjoyed by The Lion King this weekend last year. But the real plaudits this weekend will go to a film playing in just five theaters. More...

Limited Releases: The Master of Limited Releases

There are ten films on this week's list, including three that are opening in more than 100 theaters each. There are also three films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Amazing, one of these films is in both groups: Arbitrage. I think the theater count will hurt it more than it will help, so it might struggle on the per theater chart. On the other hand, The Master could have incredible success. More...

Cast

Richard Gere    Robert Miller
Susan Sarandon    Ellen Miller
Tim Roth    Detective Bryer
Brit Marling    Brooke
Nate Parker    Jimmy Grant
Laetitia Castra    Julie Cote
Graydon Carter    James Mayfield

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Nicholas Jarecki
Screenwriter    Nicholas Jarecki
Producer    Laura Bickford
Producer    Kevin Turen
Producer    Justin Nappi
Producer    Robert Salerno
Executive Producer    Brian Young
Executive Producer    Mohammed Al Turki
Executive Producer    Lisa Wilson
Executive Producer    Stanislaw Tyczynski
Executive Producer    Ronald Curtis
Costume Designer    Joe Aulisi
Director of Photography    Yorick Le Saux
Composer    Cliff Martinez

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/14 - $600,560   197 $3,049   $600,560 1
2012/09/15 - $909,573 +51% 197 $4,617   $1,510,133 2
2012/09/16 - $492,032 -46% 197 $2,498   $2,002,165 3
2012/09/17 - $173,999 -65% 197 $883   $2,176,164 4
2012/09/18 - $198,220 +14% 197 $1,006   $2,374,384 5
2012/09/19 12 $160,040 -19% 197 $812   $2,534,424 6
2012/09/20 - $134,083 -16% 197 $681   $2,668,507 7
2012/09/21 15 $326,812 +144% 244 $1,339   $2,995,319 8
2012/09/22 14 $578,441 +77% 244 $2,371   $3,573,760 9
2012/09/23 14 $284,447 -51% 244 $1,166   $3,858,207 10
2012/09/24 - $82,592 -71% 244 $338   $3,940,799 11
2012/09/25 - $107,615 +30% 244 $441   $4,048,414 12
2012/09/26 - $105,690 -2% 244 $433   $4,154,104 13
2012/09/27 17 $86,655 -18% 244 $355   $4,240,759 14
2012/09/28 15 $236,071 +172% 256 $922   $4,476,830 15
2012/09/29 14 $426,446 +81% 256 $1,666   $4,903,276 16
2012/09/30 15 $211,426 -50% 256 $826   $5,114,702 17
2012/10/01 16 $64,835 -69% 256 $253   $5,179,537 18
2012/10/02 13 $102,243 +58% 256 $399   $5,281,780 19
2012/10/03 16 $61,371 -40% 256 $240   $5,343,151 20
2012/10/04 - $69,105 +13% 256 $270   $5,412,256 21
2012/10/05 17 $152,824 +121% 244 $626   $5,565,080 22
2012/10/06 14 $307,594 +101% 244 $1,261   $5,872,674 23
2012/10/07 16 $183,593 -40% 244 $752   $6,056,267 24
2012/10/08 - $82,700 -55% 244 $339   $6,138,967 25
2012/10/09 - $71,484 -14% 244 $293   $6,210,451 26
2012/10/10 - $57,123 -20% 244 $234   $6,267,574 27
2012/10/11 - $42,601 -25% 244 $175   $6,309,889 28
2012/10/12 - $88,448 +108% 194 $456   $6,398,337 29
2012/10/13 - $168,961 +91% 194 $871   $6,567,298 30
2012/10/14 - $85,844 -49% 194 $442   $6,653,142 31
2012/10/15 - $26,626 -69% 194 $137   $6,679,768 32
2012/10/16 - $33,729 +27% 194 $174   $6,713,497 33
2012/10/17 - $29,843 -12% 194 $154   $6,743,340 34
2012/10/18 - $30,779 +3% 194 $159   $6,774,119 35
2012/10/19 - $74,905 +143% 169 $443   $6,849,024 36
2012/10/20 - $142,719 +91% 169 $844   $6,991,743 37
2012/10/21 - $69,517 -51% 169 $411   $7,061,260 38
2012/10/22 - $17,574 -75% 169 $104   $7,078,834 39
2012/10/23 - $37,922 +116% 169 $224   $7,116,756 40
2012/10/24 - $28,535 -25% 169 $169   $7,145,291 41
2012/10/25 - $27,965 -2% 169 $165   $7,173,263 42
2012/10/26 - $47,591 +70% 125 $381   $7,220,854 43
2012/10/27 - $80,803 +70% 125 $646   $7,301,657 44
2012/10/28 - $39,615 -51% 125 $317   $7,341,272 45
2012/10/29 - $11,038 -72% 125 $88   $7,352,310 46
2012/10/30 - $17,779 +61% 125 $142   $7,370,089 47
2012/10/31 - $25,050 +41% 125 $200   $7,395,139 48
2012/11/01 - $19,129 -24% 125 $153   $7,414,268 49
2012/11/02 - $32,424 +70% 116 $280   $7,446,692 50
2012/11/03 - $61,366 +89% 116 $529   $7,508,058 51
2012/11/04 - $29,226 -52% 116 $252   $7,537,284 52
2012/11/05 - $8,164 -72% 116 $70   $7,545,448 53
2012/11/06 - $13,730 +68% 116 $118   $7,559,178 54
2012/11/07 - $10,879 -21% 116 $94   $7,570,057 55
2012/11/08 - $14,838 +36% 118 $126   $7,584,895 56
2012/11/09 - $21,927 +48% 87 $252   $7,606,822 57
2012/11/10 - $37,433 +71% 87 $430   $7,644,255 58
2012/11/11 - $24,975 -33% 87 $287   $7,669,230 59
2012/11/12 - $11,843 -53% 87 $136   $7,681,073 60
2012/11/13 - $10,774 -9% 87 $124   $7,691,847 61
2012/11/14 - $8,337 -23% 87 $96   $7,700,184 62
2012/11/15 - $7,604 -9% 87 $87   $7,707,788 63
2012/11/16 - $14,510 +91% 80 $181   $7,722,298 64
2012/11/17 - $23,199 +60% 80 $290   $7,745,497 65
2012/11/18 - $16,215 -30% 80 $203   $7,761,712 66
2012/11/19 - $6,045 -63% 80 $76   $7,767,757 67
2012/11/20 - $7,012 +16% 80 $88   $7,774,769 68
2012/11/21 - $4,591 -35% 80 $57   $7,779,360 69
2012/11/22 - $3,942 -14% 80 $49   $7,783,302 70
2012/11/23 - $9,918 +152% 48 $207   $7,793,220 71
2012/11/24 - $14,094 +42% 48 $294   $7,807,314 72
2012/11/25 - $9,593 -32% 48 $200   $7,816,907 73
2012/11/26 - $2,463 -74% 48 $51   $7,819,370 74
2012/11/27 - $3,962 +61% 48 $83   $7,823,332 75
2012/11/28 - $4,208 +6% 48 $88   $7,827,540 76
2012/11/29 - $3,407 -19% 48 $71   $7,830,947 77
2012/11/30 - $5,461 +60% 35 $156   $7,836,408 78
2012/12/01 - $7,474 +37% 35 $214   $7,843,882 79
2012/12/02 - $7,162 -4% 35 $205   $7,851,044 80
2012/12/03 - $3,037 -58% 35 $87   $7,854,081 81
2012/12/04 - $2,588 -15% 35 $74   $7,856,669 82
2012/12/05 - $2,614 +1% 35 $75   $7,859,283 83
2012/12/06 - $2,578 -1% 35 $74   $7,861,861 84
2012/12/07 - $5,020 +95% 25 $201   $7,866,881 85
2012/12/08 - $6,634 +32% 25 $265   $7,873,515 86
2012/12/09 - $3,926 -41% 25 $157   $7,877,441 87
2012/12/10 - $1,333 -66% 25 $53   $7,878,774 88
2012/12/11 - $1,964 +47% 25 $79   $7,880,738 89
2012/12/12 - $1,683 -14% 25 $67   $7,882,421 90
2012/12/13 - $1,773 +5% 25 $71   $7,884,194 91
2012/12/14 - $1,835 +3% 10 $184   $7,886,029 92
2012/12/15 - $2,263 +23% 10 $226   $7,888,292 93
2012/12/16 - $2,409 +6% 10 $241   $7,890,701 94
2012/12/17 - $584 -76% 7 $83   $7,891,285 95
2012/12/18 - $951 +63% 7 $136   $7,892,236 96
2012/12/19 - $883 -7% 7 $126   $7,893,119 97
2012/12/20 - $1,103 +25% 7 $158   $7,894,222 98
2012/12/21 - $791 -28% 5 $158   $7,895,013 99
2012/12/22 - $1,502 +90% 5 $300   $7,896,515 100
2012/12/23 - $1,287 -14% 5 $257   $7,897,802 101
2012/12/24 - $411 -68% 5 $82   $7,898,213 102
2012/12/25 - $1,215 +196% 5 $243   $7,900,792 103
2012/12/26 - $779 -36% 6 $130   $7,901,571 104
2012/12/27 - $1,002 +29% 6 $167   $7,902,573 105
2012/12/28 - $1,387 +38% 7 $198   $7,903,960 106
2012/12/29 - $2,403 +73% 7 $343   $7,906,363 107
2012/12/30 - $2,370 -1% 7 $339   $7,908,733 108
2012/12/31 - $880 -63% 7 $126   $7,909,613 109
2013/01/01 - $1,922 +118% 7 $275   $7,911,535 110
2013/01/02 - $1,049 -45% 7 $150   $7,912,584 111
2013/01/03 - $853 -19% 7 $122   $7,913,437 112
2013/01/04 - $720 -16% 4 $180   $7,914,157 113
2013/01/05 - $1,092 +52% 4 $273   $7,915,249 114
2013/01/06 - $573 -48% 4 $143   $7,915,822 115
2013/01/07 - $350 -39% 4 $88   $7,916,172 116
2013/01/08 - $345 -1% 4 $86   $7,916,517 117
2013/01/09 - $218 -37% 4 $55   $7,916,735 118
2013/01/10 - $159 -27% 4 $40   $7,916,894 119
2013/01/11 - $386 +143% 4 $97   $7,917,280 120
2013/01/12 - $590 +53% 4 $148   $7,917,870 121
2013/01/13 - $413 -30% 4 $103   $7,918,283 122
2013/01/14 - $250 -39% 4 $63   $7,918,533 123
2013/01/15 - $405 +62% 4 $101   $7,918,938 124
2013/01/16 - $238 -41% 4 $60   $7,919,176 125
2013/01/17 - $398 +67% 4 $100   $7,919,574 126

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/14 12 $2,002,165   197 $10,163   $2,002,165 3
2012/09/21 16 $1,189,700 -41% 244 $4,876   $3,858,207 10
2012/09/28 14 $869,407 -27% 255 $3,409   $5,110,166 17
2012/10/05 17 $644,011 -26% 244 $2,639   $6,056,267 24
2012/10/12 19 $343,253 -47% 194 $1,769   $6,653,142 31
2012/10/19 21 $287,141 -16% 169 $1,699   $7,061,260 38
2012/10/26 25 $168,009 -41% 125 $1,344   $7,341,272 45
2012/11/02 30 $123,016 -27% 116 $1,060   $7,537,284 52
2012/11/09 35 $84,335 -31% 87 $969   $7,669,230 59
2012/11/16 38 $53,924 -36% 80 $674   $7,761,712 66
2012/11/23 48 $33,605 -38% 48 $700   $7,816,907 73
2012/11/30 57 $20,097 -40% 35 $574   $7,851,044 80
2012/12/07 65 $15,580 -22% 25 $623   $7,877,441 87
2012/12/14 68 $6,507 -58% 10 $651   $7,890,701 94
2012/12/21 65 $3,580 -45% 5 $716   $7,897,802 101
2012/12/28 55 $6,160 +72% 7 $880   $7,908,733 108
2013/01/04 74 $2,385 -61% 4 $596   $7,915,822 115
2013/01/11 83 $1,389 -42% 4 $347   $7,918,283 122

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