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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,298,133Details
International Box Office $31,300,000
Worldwide Box Office $46,598,133
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $18,846,195 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $18,846,195
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
9% - Rotten
26% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 5th, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: January 6th, 2009 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and some sexuality.
Comparisons: vs. The Equalizer
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Keywords: Hitmen
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,108 $37,255 Oct 17, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,183 $17,176 Oct 10, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,971 $45,480 Oct 3, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,307 $194,676 Sep 26, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,792 $844,608 Sep 19, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,242 $2,592,656 Sep 12, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,208 $7,783,266 Sep 5, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,338 2,650 Sep 5, 2008 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,298 2.84 Sep 5, 2008 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,489 35.2% Sep 5, 2008 1


Shahkrit Yamnarm    Kong
Charlie Yeung    Fon
Panward Hemmanee    Aom
Nirattisai Kaljareuk    Surat
Dom Hetrakul    Aran
James With    Chicago
Philip Waley    Police Van Driver
Shaun Delaney    Joe's Father

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Brian Tyler

DVD Releases for January 27, 2009 - Part I

January 27th, 2009

One of the longest lists in a while this week, but there's a lack of quality at the top. There are a number that are of interest, like Zodiac on Blu-ray, The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray, and others, none rise to the level of DVD Pick of the Week. The list was long enough that it has to be split up, and the second part can be found here. More...

DVD Rentals - Pineapple Leftovers

January 26th, 2009

While there were five new releases to chart this week, we were left with a holdover on top as Pineapple Express remained champion. More...

DVD Sales - Express Runs to the Top

January 19th, 2009

The new releases overwhelmed the sales chart this week taking the top four places, and six of the top ten, and nine of the top thirty. This includes the new number one film, Pineapple Express, which opened in first place with 1.48 million units sold and $31.39 million in revenue. More...

DVD Rentals - New Releases Dominate First Full Week of New Year

January 19th, 2009

New releases took the top four spots on the rental chart this week, just as they did on the sales chart, and they did it mostly in the same order. Pineapple Express led the way with about 16% more rentals than second place Righteous Kill. More...

DVD Releases for January 6, 2009

January 6th, 2009

The new year starts off like most on the home market, rather weak. There are few first run releases coming out this week, most of which are terrible. We do have one top-notch release though, Duckman - Season Three and Four, which is clearly the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

International Details - Mummy Still Rules

September 28th, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor fell more than 50% this past weekend down to $4.24 million on 2905 screens in 46 markets for a total of $276.19 million internationally. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but added $1.36 million on 361 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $5.13 million. More...

Weekend Weakness from the Top on Down

September 23rd, 2008

It was not a good weekend at the box office with just one of the four new releases beating expectations, and even then it was by just a rounding error. Overall box office receipts were $88 million over the weekend, which was down 13% from last week. More importantly, it was down 9% from the same weekend last year, which was not expected. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind 2007, but at a margin of just $6.98 billion to $7.04 billion, and a strong fall and holiday box office would be enough to catch up. More...

International Details - Journey on the International Box Office

September 21st, 2008

Journey To The Centre of the Earth opened in first place in Australia by a huge margin with $2.87 million on 362 screens, more than four times its nearest competitor. Overall the film made $6.41 million on 1417 screens in 27 markets for a total of $57.65 million, with a few smaller openings from now till its debut in Japan at the end of October. More...

Burn on Fire at the Box Office

September 15th, 2008

Four films opened wide this weekend, and all four finished in the top four, which is the first time that's happened in more than a year and a half. The strength of the new releases helped the overall box office bounce back, as it was up 49% from last weekend at $101 million. More importantly, it was up more than 28% from the same weekend last year, which ended a seven-week losing streak. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind, but the gap was closed somewhat with 2007 leading with $6.92 billion to $6.87 billion. More...

International Details - Wanted Still in Demand

September 14th, 2008

Wanted failed to reach first place during its opening in Germany, but still rose dramatically earning sixth internationally with $6.13 million on 1590 screens in 29 markets for a total of $147.68 million. In Germany is finished in second place behind The Dark Knight's third weekend of release earning $3.18 million on 444 screens, which is still impressive. Next up is Spain this weekend, while it opens wide in Japan next weekend and China early in October. More...

New Releases Come Together

September 11th, 2008

There are four wide releases this week, and the odds are that all four will place in the top four on the chart. However, there are some disagreements among analysts on which films have a shot at topping the chart, and which will struggle. But (almost) everyone agrees that the overall box office will grow from last weekend, and most agree it will grow from the same weekend last year. More...

Contest - It's Dangerous to go Alone - Winning Announcement

September 9th, 2008

The winners of our It's Dangerous to go Alone contest were determined and they are... More...

Box Office in Dangerous Territory

September 8th, 2008

After the summer comes the fall, which was certainly true this past weekend. Bangkok Dangerous and rest of the market only pulled in just $68 million over the weekend, which is 45% lower than last weekend. However, while that's a huge drop-off, more importantly it is nearly 15% lower than the same weekend last year and the ninth weakest weekend since 2000, and worst weekend in five years. Year-to-date, 2008 is now behind 2007 by just over 1% at $6.75 billion to $6.82 billion, but hopefully it will bounce back next weekend. I can't imagine it will be worse. More...

Bangkok Dangerous Leads a Weak First Fall Weekend

September 7th, 2008

With the Summer season over, Hollywood started the Fall with a soft weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Bangkok Dangerous is expected to win the weekend with an estimated $7.8 million, just ahead of Tropic Thunder's $7.5 million, in its fourth weekend in release. The last time no movie topped $10 million in a weekend was April, 2007 when Disturbia topped the charts with a shade over $9 million. To find a number one movie that earned less than $8 million, one has to go back exactly five years, to September, 2003, when Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star topped with just $6.66 million. More...

International Details - Zohan Messes with the International Box Office

September 7th, 2008

You Don't Mess With The Zohan slipped out of the top five with $7.96 million on 2296 screens in 33 markets for a total of $69.53 million internationally, which is more than Adam Sandler's previous film made in total internationally. This week the film opened in France landing in 10th place with just $816,000, but it was playing on just 171 screens. On the other hand, it added $1.66 million on 335 screens in Spain for a two-week total of $6.45 million. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of September 5, 2008

September 6th, 2008

The weekend after Labor Day long weekend is historically one of the weakest weekend of the year. So it comes as no surprise that there are not many sites on this week's list. However, the average quality is excellent with most of limited release sites have more style that you usually find on these sites. That said, there's nothing here that stands out enough to be given the Weekly Website Award. More...

Post-Labor Pains

September 5th, 2008

Can Tropic Thunder do it? Can Tropic Thunder match The Dark Knight's winning streak? ... Probably not, but it has a shot, thanks to the weakness in the new releases this week (or should that say new release?), and the historically slow post-Labor Day weekend. More...

2008 Preview: September

September 1st, 2008

A pretty bland month with no wide release that look likely to surprise, either becoming a potential $100 million hit, or bombing so bad that they fail even to reach $10 million. The latter is a lot more likely, however, with a number of films that have serious obstacles to overcome, and it is very unlikely all of them will avoid bombing. On the other end of the scale, there are no films that have a legitimate shot at $100 million, while The top film of the month could make less than $70 million. More...

International Details - Hell Pulls in the Gold

August 31st, 2008

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army returned to the international chart in sixth place with $7.20 million on 828 screens in 14 markets for a total of $32.93 million. Of that weekend haul, $5.45 million was earned on 464 screens in the U.K., where it topped the charts this past weekend. Compared to the original, this film has made more domestically and more worldwide, while it is nearing its international total with openings in Australia, Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, and other markets left ahead of it. More...

Contest - It's Dangerous to go Alone

August 29th, 2008

There's only one wide release next week, so it's easy to choose the target film for this week's box office prediction contest, and that film is Bangkok Dangerous. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Bangkok Dangerous. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Little Mermaid on DVD, Deal on DVD, and Meet Bill on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Deal on DVD, as well as Hot Rod on DVD. Additionally, one other entrant will be chosen and they will win the third copy of Deal on DVD, as well as Heading South on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 24, 2008

February 24th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Old Dogs, Prince of Persia, Alice in Wonderland and more! 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
2008/09/05 1 $7,783,266   2,650 $2,937   $7,783,266 3
2008/09/12 8 $2,592,656 -67% 2,654 $977   $12,723,787 10
2008/09/19 16 $844,608 -67% 1,349 $626   $14,535,371 17
2008/09/26 30 $194,676 -77% 396 $492   $15,070,789 24
2008/10/03 53 $45,480 -77% 103 $442   $15,195,406 31
2008/10/10 69 $17,176 -62% 56 $307   $15,232,982 38
2008/10/17 53 $37,255 +117% 104 $358   $15,279,680 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/05 1 $2,742,090   2,650 $1,035   $2,742,090 1
2008/09/06 2 $3,068,292 +12% 2,650 $1,158   $5,810,382 2
2008/09/07 1 $1,972,884 -36% 2,650 $744   $7,783,266 3
2008/09/08 1 $612,028 -69% 2,650 $231   $8,395,294 4
2008/09/09 1 $704,716 +15% 2,650 $266   $9,100,010 5
2008/09/10 1 $536,625 -24% 2,650 $203   $9,636,635 6
2008/09/11 2 $494,496 -8% 2,650 $187   $10,131,131 7
2008/09/12 8 $739,426 +50% 2,654 $279   $10,870,557 8
2008/09/13 8 $1,067,949 +44% 2,654 $402   $11,938,506 9
2008/09/14 8 $785,281 -26% 2,654 $296   $12,723,787 10
2008/09/15 7 $237,009 -70% 2,654 $89   $12,960,796 11
2008/09/16 7 $266,385 +12% 2,654 $100   $13,227,181 12
2008/09/17 7 $233,373 -12% 2,654 $88   $13,460,554 13
2008/09/18 8 $230,209 -1% 2,654 $87   $13,690,763 14
2008/09/19 16 $239,469 +4% 1,349 $178   $13,930,232 15
2008/09/20 18 $356,209 +49% 1,349 $264   $14,286,441 16
2008/09/21 15 $248,930 -30% 1,349 $185   $14,535,371 17

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/05 1 $10,131,131   2,650 $3,823   $10,131,131 7
2008/09/12 8 $3,559,632 -65% 2,654 $1,341   $13,690,763 14
2008/09/19 16 $1,185,350 -67% 1,349 $879   $14,876,113 21
2008/09/26 30 $273,813 -77% 396 $691   $15,149,926 28
2008/10/03 53 $65,880 -76% 103 $640   $15,215,806 35
2008/10/10 68 $26,619 -60% 56 $475   $15,242,425 42
2008/10/17 52 $55,708 +109% 104 $536   $15,298,133 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/20094322,253 322,253$6,499,392$6,499,3921
1/18/20098143,372-56% 465,625$2,909,061$9,408,4532
1/25/20091667,904-53% 533,529$1,373,161$10,781,6143
2/1/20092847,797-30% 581,326$965,705$11,747,3194
2/8/20092936,104-24% 617,430$727,705$12,475,0245

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