Broken City

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,701,164Details
International Box Office $11,045,601
Worldwide Box Office $30,746,765
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,894,868 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,300,717 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,195,585
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption - and revenge - after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy’s relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force - and the mayor’s worst nightmare

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
28% - Rotten
Audience
41% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Theatrical Release: January 18th, 2013 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: April 30th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence.
(Rating bulletin 2228, 6/20/2012)
Keywords: Addiction, Prologue, Government Corruption, Political Campaign, Political, Hitmen, Corrupt Cops, Private Investigator, Infidelity, Blackmail
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Regency Enterprises, Black Bear, New Regency, Closest to the Hole, Leverage, Allen Hughes, Envision Media, 1984 Private Defense Contractors, Emmett/Furla Films

Home Market Numbers: Massive Update: May 5th, 2013

New releases for this week were a little bit stronger than last week earning the top three spots on the DVD sales chart and three of the top four spots on the Blu-ray sales chart. Unfortunately, those three releases were the only new releases to chart. Additionally, while they finished higher than last week's new releases, they didn't sell that much more. The Silver Linings Playbook opened in first place with 379,000 units / $6.36 million on DVD and on Blu-ray with 210,000 units / $4.82 million. This is weaker than I was hoping for. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 36%, which is great for a dramedy. Since then, the film has sold 727,000 units / $12.04 million on DVD and 375,000 units / $8.57 million on Blu-ray. The film made more than $100 million domestically and earned an Oscar, so I was hoping for much more. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 30th, 2013

Like I mentioned last week, this week the biggest release on the home market is Silver Linings Playbook, while there are a couple other sizable releases, like Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three on Blu-ray. However, you quickly run into filler as you look down the list. Fortunately, Silver Linings Playbook is such a great movie that the Blu-ray Combo Pack would be Pick of the Week material, even during a busy week. It is not the only contender for that title. Even sight unseen, Kyatto-Ninden Teyandee Complete Series Megaset comes a close second, while Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three earned that title last week. More...

Contest: Ironing Out the Details

May finally begins, which is good news for a year that has struggled at the box office. (At least it would normally be good news, except last year was record-breaking.) Iron Man 3 is the only film opening wide and given the buzz and the reviews, it should be a monster hit. It is the only choice for the target movie for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Iron Man 3. 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 Broken City on Blu-ray. 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 Broken City on Blu-ray.

Broken City Blu-ray Special Features include:

  • Alternate Ending
  • Five Deleted / Extended Scenes
  • Putting It All Together Documentary – A Behind-the-Scenes look including Cast Profiles, Anatomy of a Thriller, a “Black List” script and more
Broken City releases on Blu-ray and DVD April 30 and I hope to get a screener for a full review soon.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Become the Hunted

January ended, and we should all be glad it did. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters did beat modest expectations, but most of the rest failed that test with Movie 43 crashing worse than even my low expectations. The overall box office fell 20% from last weekend to $112 million. This was 11% less than the same weekend last year; fortunately, this was the first miss of 2013 and the year still has a lead of 10% over 2012 at $797 million to $721 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Mama Mia!

Mama easily won the box office race over the Martin Luther King, Jr. long weekend, with Zero Dark Thirty earning a solid second place. Unfortunately, the other two new releases, Broken City and The Last Stand, were weak and weaker. The overall box office was on par with last week, down less than 1% to $139 million, over the three-day weekend. This was 6% higher than the same weekend last year, over the same period. Adding on Monday, and the total weekend was $165 million, or about 1% higher than last year. It is still way too early to pay real attention to the year-to-date stats, but 2013 is ahead of 2012 by a 7.0% margin at $658 million to $615 million. More...

Weekend Estimates: Mama Wins MLK Weekend

For all the Oscar hype, moviegoers are voting with their feet this MLK weekend for a more straightforward entertainment bang for their buck. Mama is set to win the weekend by a large margin, with Universal estimating a $28.1 million three-day weekend and about $33 million over four days. With the film playing in a relatively modest 2,647 theaters, that translates into a per theater average of $10,625, comfortably ahead of any other wide release. Jessica Chastain has dual reasons to celebrate, with Zero Dark Thirty set to finish second for the weekend with $17.6 million. Fellow Oscar-hopeful Silver Linings Playbook will be third with about $11.35 million over three days in its first weekend in wide release. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Zero Remain Number One?

There are a trio of new releases opening on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, but it looks like Zero Dark Thirty has a good chance to remain in first place. Mama is earning pretty good buzz, even if its reviews are only mixed. The Last Stand is the widest release of the week and the reviews are positive, but the buzz is mixed, to be kind. Finally, there's Broken City, which has the quietest buzz and the weakest reviews. Last year, Underworld: Awakening opened with just over $25 million and there's almost no chance that will happen again this year. Then again, we might have better depth. More...

2013 Preview: January

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

Cast

Mark Wahlberg    Billy Taggart
Russell Crowe    Mayer Nicolas Hostetler
Catherine Zeta-Jones    Cathleen Hostetler
Jeffrey Wright    Colin Fairbanks
Barry Pepper    Jack Valliant
Kyle Chandler    Paul Chandler
Natalie Martinez    Natalie

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Allen Hughes
Screenwriter    Brian Tucker
Producer    Randall Emmett
Producer    Mark Wahlberg
Producer    Steve Levinson
Producer    Arnon Milchan
Producer    Teddy Schwartzman
Producer    Allen Hughes
Producer    Remington Chase
Executive Producer    George Furla
Executive Producer    Stepan Martirosyan
Executive Producer    William S. Beasley
Executive Producer    Jeff Rice
Executive Producer    Scott Lambert
Executive Producer    Brandt Anderson
Executive Producer    Brian Tucker
Executive Producer    Adi Shankar
Executive Producer    Spencer Silna
Director of Photography    Ben Seresin
Production Designer    Tom Duffield
Costume Designer    Betsy Heimann
Editor    Cindy Mollo
Composer    Atticus Ross
Composer    Claudia Sarne
Composer    Leopold Ross
Music Supervisor    Scott Vener
Music Supervisor    Season Kent
Art Director    Christina E. Kim
Set Decorator    Leonard Spears
Sound Mixer    Richard Schexnayder
Supervising Sound Editor    Steven D. Williams
Sound Designer    Martin Jacob Lopez
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Frank A. Montano
Special Effects Coordinator    David K. Nami
Visual Effects Supervisor    Edward Chapman
Visual Effects Supervisor    Craig Weiss
Visual Effects Producer    Jeff Atherton
Visual Effects Producer    Bruce Golin
Stunt Coordinator    Jason Rodriguez
Assistant Director    Stephen P. Dunn
Second Unit Director    William Eubank
Second Unit Director    Lukasz Jogalla
Second Unit Camera    Greg Lundgaard
Second Unit Director    Pat Capone
Casting Director    Sheila Jaffe

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/01/18 4 $2,948,119   2,620 $1,125   $2,948,119 1
2013/01/19 5 $3,495,660 +19% 2,620 $1,334   $6,443,779 2
2013/01/20 9 $1,825,129 -48% 2,620 $697   $8,268,908 3
2013/01/21 11 $1,190,551 -35% 2,620 $454   $9,459,459 4
2013/01/22 6 $738,009 -38% 2,620 $282   $10,197,468 5
2013/01/23 6 $543,859 -26% 2,620 $208   $10,741,327 6
2013/01/24 7 $528,662 -3% 2,620 $202   $11,269,989 7
2013/01/25 9 $1,049,830 +99% 2,622 $400   $12,319,819 8
2013/01/26 11 $1,890,416 +80% 2,622 $721   $14,210,235 9
2013/01/27 10 $1,079,312 -43% 2,622 $412   $15,289,547 10
2013/01/28 10 $308,318 -71% 2,622 $118   $15,597,865 11
2013/01/29 9 $432,261 +40% 2,622 $165   $16,030,126 12
2013/01/30 9 $322,024 -26% 2,622 $123   $16,352,150 13
2013/01/31 10 $321,940 n/c 2,622 $123   $16,674,090 14
2013/02/01 17 $486,427 +51% 1,786 $272   $17,160,517 15
2013/02/02 18 $777,311 +60% 1,786 $435   $17,937,828 16
2013/02/03 20 $197,583 -75% 1,786 $111   $18,135,411 17
2013/02/04 16 $147,636 -25% 1,786 $83   $18,283,047 18
2013/02/05 17 $183,354 +24% 1,786 $103   $18,466,401 19
2013/02/06 17 $146,568 -20% 1,786 $82   $18,612,969 20
2013/02/07 16 $130,495 -11% 1,786 $73   $18,743,464 21
2013/02/08 - $123,643 -5% 755 $164   $18,867,107 22
2013/02/09 - $228,478 +85% 755 $303   $19,095,585 23
2013/02/10 - $137,415 -40% 755 $182   $19,233,000 24
2013/02/11 - $48,586 -65% 755 $64   $19,281,586 25
2013/02/12 - $57,156 +18% 755 $76   $19,338,742 26
2013/02/13 - $43,677 -24% 755 $58   $19,382,419 27
2013/02/14 - $22,493 -49% 194 $116   $19,404,912 28
2013/02/15 - $23,800 +6% 133 $179   $19,428,712 29
2013/02/16 - $34,233 +44% 133 $257   $19,462,945 30
2013/02/17 - $25,350 -26% 133 $191   $19,488,295 31
2013/02/18 - $16,390 -35% 133 $123   $19,504,685 32
2013/02/19 - $11,440 -30% 133 $86   $19,516,125 33
2013/02/20 - $9,293 -19% 133 $70   $19,525,418 34
2013/02/21 - $8,600 -7% 133 $65   $19,534,018 35
2013/02/22 - $14,525 +69% 98 $148   $19,548,543 36
2013/02/23 - $22,141 +52% 98 $226   $19,570,684 37
2013/02/24 - $12,868 -42% 98 $131   $19,583,552 38
2013/02/25 - $5,365 -58% 98 $55   $19,588,917 39
2013/02/26 - $7,371 +37% 98 $75   $19,596,288 40
2013/02/27 - $5,293 -28% 98 $54   $19,601,581 41
2013/02/28 - $5,842 +10% 98 $60   $19,607,423 42
2013/03/01 - $8,861 +52% 69 $128   $19,616,284 43
2013/03/02 - $15,414 +74% 69 $223   $19,631,698 44
2013/03/03 - $8,993 -42% 69 $130   $19,640,691 45
2013/03/04 - $3,072 -66% 69 $45   $19,643,763 46
2013/03/05 - $4,442 +45% 69 $64   $19,648,205 47
2013/03/06 - $3,609 -19% 69 $52   $19,651,814 48
2013/03/07 - $3,660 +1% 69 $53   $19,655,474 49
2013/03/08 - $2,977 -19% 24 $124   $19,658,451 50
2013/03/09 - $4,834 +62% 24 $201   $19,663,285 51
2013/03/10 - $2,922 -40% 24 $122   $19,666,207 52
2013/03/11 - $1,194 -59% 24 $50   $19,667,401 53
2013/03/12 - $1,576 +32% 24 $66   $19,668,977 54
2013/03/13 - $1,156 -27% 24 $48   $19,670,133 55
2013/03/14 - $1,475 +28% 24 $61   $19,671,608 56
2013/03/15 - $1,736 +18% 12 $145   $19,673,344 57
2013/03/16 - $2,038 +17% 12 $170   $19,675,382 58
2013/03/17 - $1,376 -32% 12 $115   $19,676,758 59
2013/03/18 - $605 -56% 12 $50   $19,677,363 60
2013/03/19 - $808 +34% 12 $67   $19,678,171 61
2013/03/20 - $652 -19% 12 $54   $19,678,823 62
2013/03/21 - $448 -31% 12 $37   $19,679,271 63
2013/03/22 - $1,197 +167% 11 $109   $19,680,468 64
2013/03/23 - $1,326 +11% 11 $121   $19,681,794 65
2013/03/24 - $989 -25% 11 $90   $19,682,783 66
2013/03/25 - $358 -64% 11 $33   $19,683,141 67
2013/03/26 - $600 +68% 11 $55   $19,683,741 68
2013/03/27 - $458 -24% 11 $42   $19,684,199 69
2013/03/28 - $598 +31% 11 $54   $19,684,797 70
2013/03/29 - $2,820 +372% 16 $176   $19,687,617 71
2013/03/30 - $3,684 +31% 16 $230   $19,691,301 72
2013/03/31 - $1,307 -65% 16 $82   $19,692,608 73
2013/04/01 - $1,557 +19% 16 $97   $19,694,165 74
2013/04/02 - $2,508 +61% 16 $157   $19,696,673 75
2013/04/03 - $2,400 -4% 16 $150   $19,699,073 76
2013/04/04 - $2,091 -13% 16 $131   $19,701,164 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/01/18 5 $8,268,908   2,620 $3,156   $8,268,908 3
2013/01/25 10 $4,019,558 -51% 2,622 $1,533   $15,289,547 10
2013/02/01 19 $1,461,321 -64% 1,786 $818   $18,135,411 17
2013/02/08 24 $489,536 -67% 755 $648   $19,233,000 24
2013/02/15 38 $83,383 -83% 133 $627   $19,488,295 31
2013/02/22 45 $49,534 -41% 98 $505   $19,583,552 38
2013/03/01 56 $33,268 -33% 69 $482   $19,640,691 45
2013/03/08 74 $10,733 -68% 24 $447   $19,666,207 52
2013/03/15 82 $5,150 -52% 12 $429   $19,676,758 59
2013/03/22 92 $3,512 -32% 11 $319   $19,682,783 66
2013/03/29 82 $7,811 +122% 16 $488   $19,692,608 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/5/20133158,556 158,556$2,373,583$2,373,5831
5/12/2013753,051-67% 211,607$795,234$3,168,8182
5/19/20131329,464-44% 241,071$539,780$3,708,5983
5/26/20132329,276-1% 270,347$585,227$4,293,8264

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/5/20132110,841 110,841$2,479,507$2,479,5071
5/12/2013833,484-70% 144,325$669,341$3,148,8482
5/19/20131315,924-52% 160,249$397,929$3,546,7773

Broken City HD Trailer

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