Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,085,511Details
International Box Office $17,823,577
Worldwide Box Office $24,909,088
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,347,549 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,347,549
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: October 26th, 2007 (Exclusive) by ThinkFilm
Video Release: April 15th, 2008 by Image Entertainment/ThinkFilm
MPAA Rating: R for a scene of strong graphic sexuality, nudity, violence, drug use and language
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Releases for May 6, 2008

A slow week for top-of-the-line releases and there are no first-run, wide releases that look even remotely interesting enough to buy. There are a few limited releases and older releases to fill the gap. It was also a slow week for spotlight reviews, but that gave me a chance to completely catch up to all the screeners that arrived late. ... That is until the next batch of late arrivals show up. As for the best of the best, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - Buy from Amazon is high on that list, except technically it was released a couple of weeks ago. Teeth - Buy from Amazon also impressed, but the extras are a little too light. For the DVD Pick of the Week, I'm going with The Passion of Greg the Bunny: Best of the Film Parodies - Volume 2. More...

DVD Rentals - Juno Enjoys the Number One Spot

Doing what it couldn't do during its theatrical run, Juno finished first during its opening week on the rental charts. It led all movies with $8.38 million in rentals. More...

DVD Sales - Juno has Twin Wins

Like it did on the rental chart, Juno led a large group of new releases on the sales chart and earned first place overall. During its first week of release, the film sold 1.44 million units for opening week sales of $25.37 million. More...

DVD Releases for April 15, 2008

Not a particularly strong week for DVD releases this week. Sure, there are a few worth picking up, but there were far more that felt like filler. In fact, there was only one contender for DVD Pick of the Week, Juno. I would certainly recommend the Blu-ray version over either DVD edition. More...

International Details - Men Still Not Getting Old

No Country For Old Men remained in sixth place with $4.92 million on 1660 screens in 44 markets for a total of $68.25 million. The film ended its international run in Japan where it earned $492,000 on 41, but it missed the top ten there. Perhaps it can expand there. More...

Quartet of Oscar Contenders top the Per Theater Chart

While many obvious Oscar bait films have failed to connect with critics or moviegoers this fall, Juno came practically out of nowhere to become a top contender. Not only has it earned 92% positive reviews, it also earned an average of $59,124 over the weekend in 7 theaters. And, since Wednesday, amassed an impressive $81,887. Atonement also did well enough to give it a serious shot at picking up some hardware with almost $800,000 in 32 theaters for an average of $24,901. Last week's duo of debuts held well with The Diving Bell and the Butterfly earning an average of $19,200 in 3 theaters during its second weekend of release. Meanwhile, The Savages expanded from 4 to 9 theaters while earning an average of $15,828. More...

Competition Takes a Dive against The Savages

The Savages easily won the race on the per theater chart, scoring $150,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $37,965, and that's with a Wednesday opening. Over five days, the film earned an average of just over $46,000. The only other film to crack $10,000 was The Diving Bell and the Butterfly with $75,000 in three theaters for an average of $25,240. More...

Award Season - Juno and Dylan Have Plenty of Spirit

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced. Several films received nods, but I'm Not There and Juno were the big hits. More...

Starting Out on Top of the Per Theater Chart

Starting Out in the Evening earned first place on the per theater chart with and average of $10,888 in seven theaters. This should be enough for it to expand over the holidays, but probably not enough to get noticed during award season. Margot at the Wedding was in second place with and average of $10,767 after increasing its theater count to 35. Finally, the re-re-re-release of The Polar Express added just over $150,000 in 15 theaters for an average of $10,024 and a total of $338,000 during its latest round in theaters. More...

Honeymoon Not Over for Old Men

Margot at the Wedding won the race on the per theater chart with just over $80,000 in two theater for an average of $40,518. No Country for Old Men was pushed into second place, but it managed seventh place on the overall chart with over $3 million in just 148 theaters, giving the film an impressive average of $20,782. The only other film to top $10,000 was Holly with $12,442 in its lone theater. More...

No One Tops Old Men on Per Theater Chart

No Country for Old Men was the latest Oscar hopeful to hit theaters, and while so many have failed to live up to expectations, this was not the case here. Despite opening in 28 theaters, it pulled in more than $1 million over the weekend and led the per theater chart with an average of $43,798. The only other film to come close was Holly with an opening of $32,406 in one theater. Finally, Om Shanti Om was the second limited release to crack $1 million over the weekend, earning an average of $15,475 in its 114 theaters. More...

Devil\'s Far from Dead on the Per Theater Chart

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead opened in first place on the per theater chart with an impressive average of $36,919 in two theaters. Pete Seeger: Power in Song and Wristcutters: A Love Story were well back but still strong with averages of $11,945 and $10,506 respectively. While those were the only three films to creak $10,000 on the per theater chart, two others came very, very close: Saw IV at $9,977 and Blade Runner at $9,915. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of October 26, 2007

Only two wide releases this week, and while there were many more limited releases, there weren't many sites that stood out and demanded to be given the Weekly Website Award. In fact, there were more movies released this week without site than were released with sites that were merely above average. The best of this humble group was Dan in Real Life - Official Site, and it's the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Giving the Devil His Due on Halloween

Despite being a busy week for limited releases, only a couple of them are earning the overwhelmingly positive reviews that limited releases need to survive the demanding art house crowds. In fact, there are more earning less than 50% positive than there are earning 80% positive, which is generally the number I use as the minimum needed to survive in limited release. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 12, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Bucket List, Be Kind Rewind, Charlie Bartlett and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - July 29, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Hellboy 2, The Mummy 3, The Pink Panther 2 and more. More...

Cast

Philip Seymour Hoffman    Andy
Ethan Hawke    Hank
Albert Finney    Charles
Marisa Tomei    Gina
Rosemary Harris    Nanette
Aleksa Palladino    Chris
Michael Shannon    Dex
Amy Ryan    Martha
Brian F. O'Byrne    Bobby

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Carter Burwell
Director    Sidney Lumet

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/21 40 $10,699   58 $184   $6,909,546 88
2008/02/18 63 $3,392   18 $188   $7,060,931 116

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/10/26 44 $73,837   2 $36,919   $73,837 3
2007/11/02 23 $370,542 +402% 43 $8,617   $484,770 10
2007/11/09 22 $660,828 +78% 123 $5,373   $1,279,331 17
2007/11/16 20 $696,189 +5% 177 $3,933   $2,222,404 24
2007/11/23 15 $930,080 +34% 260 $3,577   $3,437,199 31
2007/11/30 14 $767,087 -18% 302 $2,540   $4,453,971 38
2007/12/07 16 $578,492 -25% 321 $1,802   $5,290,740 45
2007/12/14 20 $338,247 -42% 295 $1,147   $5,889,374 52
2007/12/21 27 $129,683 -62% 162 $801   $6,190,359 59
2007/12/28 33 $133,870 +3% 101 $1,325   $6,424,171 66
2008/01/04 33 $135,188 +1% 92 $1,469   $6,652,931 73
2008/01/11 37 $93,891 -31% 95 $988   $6,806,048 80
2008/01/18 40 $48,084 -49% 58 $829   $6,898,847 87
2008/01/25 49 $32,508 -32% 40 $813   $6,955,841 94
2008/02/01 51 $31,587 -3% 35 $902   $7,001,622 101
2008/02/08 61 $21,803 -31% 25 $872   $7,034,067 108
2008/02/15 71 $13,345 -39% 18 $741   $7,057,539 115
2008/02/22 89 $3,386 -75% 6 $564   $7,070,016 122
2008/02/29 89 $4,422 +31% 7 $632   $7,079,574 129
2008/03/07 102 $1,936 -56% 5 $387   $7,083,025 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/20/20081477,395 77,395$1,313,393$1,313,3931
4/27/20082533,016-57% 110,411$527,926$1,841,3192

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