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Brothers (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,544,157Details
International Box Office $16,499,713
Worldwide Box Office $45,043,870
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,964,893 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,514,010 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,478,903
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
63% - Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$26,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 4th, 2009 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: March 23rd, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some disturbing violent content
Comparisons: vs. The Light Between Oceans
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Keywords: War, Afghanistan War, Foreign-Language Remake
Source:Remake
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Relativity Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,961 $127,485 Jan 15, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,503 $364,633 Jan 8, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,011 $1,192,134 Jan 1, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,745 $1,210,172 Dec 25, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,316 $2,889,121 Dec 18, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,147 $5,014,426 Dec 11, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,887 $9,527,848 Dec 4, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,087 2,088 Dec 4, 2009 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 981 2.67 Dec 4, 2009 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,115 37.5% Dec 4, 2009 1

Production and Technical Credits

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DVD Sales: Blind Siding the Competition

April 7th, 2010

There were several new releases on the sales chart this week; as many as nine, depending on how you look at things. The best selling DVD was definitely a new release: The Blind Side sold 2.54 million units generating $41.63 million in sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 23rd, 2010

March 23rd, 2010

An excellent week with at least four releases that are worthy of Pick of the Week honors: The African Queen, Mad Men: Season Three, and both Toy Story Blu-rays. (In addition, there are several other releases that are worth picking up.) I found it impossible to limit my pick to just one, so I'm going with the Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Blu-ray / DVD Combo sets as the Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Brothers

March 20th, 2010

Brothers is a remake of a Danish film of the same name that was made back in 2004. That film earned impeccable reviews, but like many foreign language films it struggled to find an audience here. When the remake was given the greenlight, the studio announced it would star Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal and that it would be released in the heart of Awards Season. There were some who thought the film could be an Awards Season player. That didn't exactly pan out. However, outside of these expectations, can the film survive on its own merits? More...

Awards Season - Golden Globe Nominations are Up in the Air

December 16th, 2009

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations this week, but looking over the list of films chosen, it is hard to declare any one film as the big winner. Up in the Air did pick up six Golden Globe nominations, including several of the most prestigious nominations, but it is far from the only major player. More...

Traditional Animation Reigns Atop the Chart

December 14th, 2009

The box office was a little mixed this weekend with good news balancing the bad news. For instance, the two new releases in the top five both disappointed, but all three holdovers topped expectations. Overall business was down 2.3% from last weekend, but up 6.0% from the same weekend last year, which is always the more important number. Year-to-date, 2009 has now pulled in $9.79 billion, which is 8.6% higher than the same pace last year and more than $100 million more than the previous record. More...

2009 is True Royalty

December 10th, 2009

It's official: 2009 has broken the record for the highest total box office, surpassing the total earnings for 2007 this week. And the box office should only get hotter as we near Christmas. This weekend, Disney releases its first "hand animated" film in more than five years, which should help it top the charts with ease. In fact, I think it will top last year's number one film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, although I appear to be in the minority in that opinion. More...

December Starts in Record Fashion

December 7th, 2009

It was one of those good news / bad news weekends; however, the bad news was minor compared to the overwhelming positive stories to talk about. Yes, the overall box office plummeted 47% from last weekend to $99 million, but that was expected for a post-holiday weekend and it was still 20% higher than the same weekend last year. Also, total ticket sales for the year now sit at $9.66 billion, which is not only 8.5% higher than last year's pace, it is within a rounding error of 2007's record-setting total. That means it is possible that 2009 has already set the record for biggest yearly box office with three weeks left in the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Blind Side Scores in 3rd

December 6th, 2009

The Blind Side rode tremendous word of mouth to a 3rd weekend victory at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Although the movie fell nearly 50% from its Thanksgiving performance, that was better than any other movie in the top ten, and gave the drama a safe $5 million lead over second place New Moon. Blind Side is estimated at $20.44 million for the weekend, New Moon will come in around $15.7 million. More...

Box Office Rush Takes a Holiday

December 3rd, 2009

While there's no scientific basis for blaming Tryptophan for post-Thanksgiving dinner lethargy, there's ample evidence that the post-Thanksgiving weekend fills moviegoers with apathy. This weekend will be no different and despite there being four films that at least have a shot at placing in the top ten, none really have a shot at first place. That said, three of the four should top last year's number one new film and December should begin on a strong note. More...

2009 Preview: December

December 1st, 2009

November turned out to be a good month with more films meeting or exceeding expectations that missing. We also saw records broken as 2009 marches closer to the all-time record, and the possibility of becoming the first year to hit $10 billion in total ticket sales growing. It won't need that much to get there, and even if just one or two of the predicted $100 million hits this month get to that milestone, we will still finish the year by breaking records. More...

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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
2009/12/04 3 $9,527,848   2,088 $4,563   $9,527,848 3
2009/12/11 6 $5,014,426 -47% 2,088 $2,402   $17,416,217 10
2009/12/18 9 $2,889,121 -42% 2,009 $1,438   $22,349,862 17
2009/12/25 14 $1,210,172 -58% 858 $1,410   $25,341,515 24
2010/01/01 13 $1,192,134 -1% 858 $1,389   $27,414,913 31
2010/01/08 22 $364,633 -69% 428 $852   $28,198,793 38
2010/01/15 30 $127,485 -65% 174 $733   $28,476,783 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/12/04 3 $3,574,150   2,088 $1,712   $3,574,150 1
2009/12/05 3 $3,673,061 +3% 2,088 $1,759   $7,247,211 2
2009/12/06 4 $2,280,637 -38% 2,088 $1,092   $9,527,848 3
2009/12/07 3 $764,666 -66% 2,088 $366   $10,292,514 4
2009/12/08 3 $817,555 +7% 2,088 $392   $11,110,069 5
2009/12/09 3 $643,893 -21% 2,088 $308   $11,753,962 6
2009/12/10 4 $647,829 +1% 2,088 $310   $12,401,791 7
2009/12/11 6 $1,644,444 +154% 2,088 $788   $14,046,235 8
2009/12/12 6 $2,065,381 +26% 2,088 $989   $16,111,616 9
2009/12/13 6 $1,304,601 -37% 2,088 $625   $17,416,217 10
2009/12/14 6 $495,592 -62% 2,088 $237   $17,911,809 11
2009/12/15 6 $569,634 +15% 2,088 $273   $18,481,443 12
2009/12/16 6 $498,977 -12% 2,088 $239   $18,980,420 13
2009/12/17 6 $480,321 -4% 2,088 $230   $19,460,741 14
2009/12/18 9 $899,753 +87% 2,009 $448   $20,360,494 15
2009/12/19 9 $1,053,467 +17% 2,009 $524   $21,413,961 16
2009/12/20 9 $935,901 -11% 2,009 $466   $22,349,862 17
2009/12/21 8 $549,047 -41% 2,009 $273   $22,898,909 18
2009/12/22 8 $574,824 +5% 2,009 $286   $23,473,733 19
2009/12/23 10 $424,759 -26% 2,009 $211   $23,898,492 20
2009/12/24 11 $232,851 -45% 2,009 $116   $24,131,343 21
2009/12/25 14 $390,479 +68% 858 $455   $24,521,822 22
2009/12/26 14 $453,212 +16% 858 $528   $24,975,034 23
2009/12/27 13 $366,481 -19% 858 $427   $25,341,515 24
2009/12/28 14 $251,402 -31% 858 $293   $25,592,917 25
2009/12/29 14 $243,069 -3% 858 $283   $25,835,986 26
2009/12/30 14 $234,316 -4% 858 $273   $26,070,302 27
2009/12/31 16 $152,477 -35% 858 $178   $26,222,779 28
2010/01/01 13 $465,462 +205% 858 $542   $26,688,241 29
2010/01/02 13 $481,228 +3% 858 $561   $27,169,469 30
2010/01/03 13 $245,444 -49% 858 $286   $27,414,913 31
2010/01/04 - $116,156 -53% 858 $135   $27,531,069 32
2010/01/05 - $115,812 n/c 858 $135   $27,646,881 33
2010/01/06 - $101,594 -12% 858 $118   $27,748,475 34
2010/01/07 - $85,685 -16% 858 $100   $27,834,160 35
2010/01/08 - $113,803 +33% 428 $266   $27,947,963 36
2010/01/09 - $152,344 +34% 428 $356   $28,100,307 37
2010/01/10 - $98,486 -35% 428 $230   $28,198,793 38
2010/01/11 - $34,181 -65% 428 $80   $28,232,974 39
2010/01/12 - $41,518 +21% 428 $97   $28,274,492 40
2010/01/13 - $35,825 -14% 428 $84   $28,310,317 41
2010/01/14 - $38,981 +9% 428 $91   $28,349,298 42
2010/01/15 - $36,659 -6% 174 $211   $28,385,957 43
2010/01/16 - $49,990 +36% 174 $287   $28,435,947 44
2010/01/17 - $40,836 -18% 174 $235   $28,476,783 45
2010/01/18 37 $24,868 -39% 174 $143   $28,501,651 46
2010/01/19 - $15,423 -38% 174 $89   $28,517,074 47
2010/01/20 - $13,346 -13% 174 $77   $28,530,420 48
2010/01/21 - $13,737 +3% 174 $79   $28,544,157 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/12/04 3 $12,401,791   2,088 $5,940   $12,401,791 7
2009/12/11 6 $7,058,950 -43% 2,088 $3,381   $19,460,741 14
2009/12/18 10 $4,670,602 -34% 2,009 $2,325   $24,131,343 21
2009/12/25 14 $2,091,436 -55% 858 $2,438   $26,222,779 28
2010/01/01 14 $1,611,381 -23% 858 $1,878   $27,834,160 35
2010/01/08 22 $515,138 -68% 428 $1,204   $28,349,298 42
2010/01/15 31 $194,859 -62% 174 $1,120   $28,544,157 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/28/20106183,142 183,142$3,111,583$3,111,5831
4/4/20101693,927-49% 277,069$1,595,820$4,707,4022
4/11/20101052,743-44% 329,812$896,104$5,603,5063
4/18/20101046,629-12% 376,441$802,019$6,405,5254
4/25/20102222,552-52% 398,993$416,986$6,822,5115
5/2/20102119,301-14% 418,294$377,528$7,200,0396
5/9/20102226,250+36% 444,544$432,862$7,632,9017
5/16/20102718,032-31% 462,576$297,348$7,930,2498

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/28/20101015,226 15,226$320,659$320,6591

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