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Blackthorn (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $200,558Details
International Box Office $1,016,749
Worldwide Box Office $1,217,307
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Itís been said that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the US and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn't experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
75% - Certified Fresh
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,500,000
Domestic Releases: October 7th, 2011 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: December 20th, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2187, 8/21/2011)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: One Last Job, Road Trip, Surprise Twist, Revenge, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Fugitive / On the Run, Gangs, Non-Chronological, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Magnolia Pictures, Arcadia Motion Pictures
Production Countries: Spain,
United States


   James Blackthorn
Eduardo Noriega    Eduardo Apocada
Stephen Rea    Mackinley
Magaly Solier    Yana
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau    Young James
Padraic Delaney    Sundance
Dominique McElligott    Etta

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Miguel Barros
Producer    Andres Santana
Producer    Ibon Cormenzana
Director of Photography    J.A. Ruiz Anchia
Composer    Lucio Godoy
Production Manager    Andres Santana
Production Designer    Juan Pedro De Gaspar
Sound    Daniel Fontrodona
Sound    Daniel Fontrodona
Sound Designer    Fabiola Ordoyo
Sound Mixer    Marc Orts
Editor    David Gallart
Wardrobe    Clara Bilbao
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Ana Lopez-Puigcerver
Casting    Jina Jay

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 20th, 2011

December 20th, 2011

Christmas is less than a week away and there are a few releases that would make great last minute gifts. There are also very few releases overall so expect a short list this week. These great last minute gift ideas include Midnight in Paris on DVD or Blu-ray, Dolphin Tale in 3D Combo Pack and Futurama: Volume Six on DVD or Blu-ray. However, for Pick of the Week, I'm going with Warrior on Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's a great movie and there are plenty of extras on the DVD and the Blu-ray includes a Picture-in-Picture track. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Blackthorn

December 19th, 2011

Blackthorn missed the Mendoza Line during its opening weekend back in October. It's hard to spin that result in a positive light, but if one were determined to try, they could point out that the entire box office was soft that weekend and the best new limited release only managed a per theater average of less than $4000. So is Blackthorn a good movie that just fell victim to a soft market? Or was it one of the reasons the market was soft. More...

Per Theater Chart Goes Through Hell

October 12th, 2011

There were no films that reached the $10,000 mark on this week's per theater chart. The film that came closest was Real Steel with an average of $7,942, which is good for a wide release, but disappointing for the top film on the per theater chart. The best limited release was Munger Road with an average of $5,675 during its second week of release. This is excellent for the genre and bodes well for its home market run. As for the best new limited release, that was Hell and Back Again with just $3,413 in its lone theater. It's hard to put a good spin on that result. More...

Limited Releases and Going to Hell and Back

October 7th, 2011

There are quite a few releases on this week's list that are opening with stronger buzz than the average limited release manages. However, none of the higher profile films are earning better than average reviews. Maybe one of them will be able to ride the buzz to a strong opening weekend before word-of-mouth catches up to them, but there's also a chance none of them will attract a sizable audience over the weekend. There are two films earning perfect review at the moment, Hell and Back Again and Flying Monsters 3D, but that might not be enough for either to find an audience, since they are both documentaries. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/07 71 $15,254   8 $1,907   $15,254 3
2011/10/14 60 $29,726 +95% 21 $1,416   $55,006 10
2011/10/21 61 $25,990 -13% 19 $1,368   $96,142 17
2011/10/28 61 $17,005 -35% 16 $1,063   $124,289 24
2011/11/04 78 $7,355 -57% 12 $613   $145,415 31
2011/11/11 78 $5,150 -30% 6 $858   $152,698 38
2011/11/18 81 $4,332 -16% 6 $722   $158,871 45
2011/11/25 84 $2,201 -49% 3 $734   $162,748 52
2011/12/02 74 $5,504 +150% 6 $917   $169,230 59
2011/12/09 73 $4,245 -23% 5 $849   $174,926 66
2011/12/16 68 $4,535 +7% 9 $504   $182,097 73
2011/12/30 87 $281   4 $70   $186,660 87
2012/01/06 81 $1,480 +427% 4 $370   $190,197 94
2012/01/13 73 $2,657 +80% 5 $531   $193,957 101
2012/01/20 82 $1,958 -26% 3 $653   $196,713 108
2012/01/27 78 $2,002 +2% 4 $501   $199,652 115

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