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Blood Ties (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,472Details
International Box Office $2,881,487Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,923,959
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $88,890 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $75,808 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $164,698
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


New York, 1974. Fifty-year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Reluctantly waiting for him outside the gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who raised them alone, seems to favor Chris despite all his troubles. Yet blood ties are the ones that bind, and Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance—he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica. But Chris’ inevitable descent back into a life of crime proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, Frank banishes him from his life. But it’s already too late, as the brothers’ destiny is bound together, forever.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
53% - Rotten
39% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$26,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 21st, 2014 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: October 30th, 2013 (Wide) (Belgium)
Video Release: June 24th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2311, 2/26/2014)
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Sibling Rivalry, Life on the Outside, Dysfunctional Family, Single Parent, Going Legit, Non-Chronological, Foreign-Language Remake, Police life, Interracial Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Les Prods. du Tresor, Worldview Entertainment, Caneo Films, Mars Films, Wild Bunch, Le Grisbi
Production Countries: France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,629 $1,873 Mar 28, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,763 $26,912 Mar 21, 2014 3


Marion Cotillard    Monica
Mila Kunis    Natalie
Zoe Saldana    Vanessa
Matthias Schoenaerts    Scarfo
James Caan    Leon
Noah Emmerich    Lieutenant Colon
Lili Taylor    Marie
Domenick Lombardozzi    Mike

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Guillaume Canet
Screenwriter    James Gray
Story Creator    Michel Papet
Story Creator    Bruno Papet
Producer    Alain Attal
Producer    Guillaume Canet
Producer    Hugo Selignac
Producer    Christopher Woodrow
Producer    John Lesher
Executive Producer    Kerry Orent
Executive Producer    Christopher Goode
Executive Producer    James Gray
Executive Producer    Vincent Maraval
Executive Producer    Molly Conners
Executive Producer    Sarah E. Johnson
Executive Producer    Maria Cestone
Executive Producer    Hoyt David Morgan
Production Designer    Ford Wheeler
Editor    Herve de Luze
Composer    Maxime Rodolphe Nouchy
Director of Photography    Christophe Offenstein
Costume Designer    Michael Clancy
Associate Producer    Jean-Baptiste Dupont
Associate Producer    Cyril Colbeau-Justin
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman

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Per Theater Chart: Thrills are Not Cheap But Grand Still Rules

March 25th, 2014

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Limited Releases: Thrilling or Just Cheap?

March 21st, 2014

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/21 53 $26,912   28 $961   $26,912 3
2014/03/28 78 $1,873 -93% 5 $375   $41,229 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/21 - $8,580   28 $306   $8,580 1
2014/03/22 - $10,909 +27% 28 $390   $19,489 2
2014/03/23 - $7,423 -32% 28 $265   $26,912 3
2014/03/24 - $3,161 -57% 28 $113   $30,073 4
2014/03/25 - $3,242 +3% 28 $116   $33,315 5
2014/03/26 - $3,398 +5% 28 $121   $36,713 6
2014/03/27 - $2,643 -22% 28 $94   $39,356 7
2014/03/28 - $468 -82% 5 $94   $39,824 8
2014/03/29 - $649 +39% 5 $130   $40,473 9
2014/03/30 - $756 +16% 5 $151   $41,229 10
2014/03/31 - $230 -70% 5 $46   $41,459 11
2014/04/01 - $353 +53% 5 $71   $41,812 12
2014/04/02 - $415 +18% 5 $83   $42,227 13
2014/04/03 - $245 -41% 5 $49   $42,472 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/21 49 $39,356   28 $1,406   $39,356 7
2014/03/28 80 $3,116 -92% 5 $623   $42,472 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Belgium 10/30/2013 $0 0 8 8 $223,880 7/6/2016
Rest of World $2,657,607
International Total$2,881,487 7/6/2016

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