Contagion

Contagion poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $75,658,097Details
International Box Office $61,893,497
Worldwide Box Office $137,551,594
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,578,243 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,417,419 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $18,995,662
Further financial details...

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

Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 9th, 2011 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
September 9th, 2011 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: January 3rd, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing content and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2182, 7/27/2011)
Keywords: Non-Chronological, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Death of a Spouse, News, Internet, Ensemble, End of the World, Doctors, Epidemic, Medical and Hospitals, IMAX: DMR
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Participant Media, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Double Feature Films, Warner Bros.

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Blu-ray Sales: Overall Sales are in Remission

The Blu-ray sales chart was both busy and slow this week. On the one hand, there were five new releases that charted this week, including three in the top ten. On the other hand, only one of those new releases, Contagion, did any significant business. It was able to sell 274,000 units while generating $4.93 million in revenue, giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 40%. That's a very good share for a drama, but its overall home market run is disappointing. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases are Spreading

There were five new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD sales chart. This includes a new number one selling DVD, Contagion. The film sold 411,000 units during its first week of release generating $6.16 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 3rd, 2012

The first Tuesday of the year is not a great time of year for new releases on the home market. It's an even worse time of year for critics, especially this year. With Christmas Day landing on the Sunday, many studios took the entire week off, so there are plenty of screeners that still haven't made it my way. (There is some good news here, as I was able to get caught up on all of the screeners that had previously arrived late.) A couple of these potential late arrivals are contenders for Pick of the Week, like Justified: Season Two - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Mildred Pierce - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. They also have competition from Contagion - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray, but in the end I gave that honor to The Guard - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. More...

International Box Office: Paranormal Inactivity

The international box office was pretty slow this week and the only new release to have any impact was Paranormal Activity 3. This film did top the chart with $26.11 million on 3,876 screens in 42 markets. Leading the way was the U.K. with $5.43 million on 391 screens, which was easily enough for first place in that market. It also topped the charts in Russia with $3.20 million on 637 screens, in Australia with $3.04 million on 192, in Mexico with $1.96 million on 732, and in Spain with $1.04 million on 232. On the other hand, it had to settle for third place in France with $2.50 million on 215 screens and in Brazil with $1.21 million on 200. Compared to previous installments, these results were mixed. The film was stronger in Australia, but weaker in the U.K. and France, for instance. It's too soon to tell where it will finish, but assuming it is the biggest hit domestically of the three films, it should at least come close to $200 million worldwide. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lion King is the Driving Force at the Box Office

There were three new wide releases this past weekend, but it was a re-release, The Lion King, that dominated at the box office. This success is really good news, because all three new wide releases, Drive, I Don't Know How She Does It, and Straw Dogs, missed expectations. The overall movie industry generated just over $101 million this weekend, compared to $82 million last weekend, which is a 24% increase. This weekend last year, the overall box office was just under $101 million, so yes, 2011 squeezed out a win this week, even if it was by less than 1%. Year-to-date, 2011 has earned $7.70 billion, compared to $8.01 billion it earned last year. We are going to need to see some big wins over the coming weeks if 2011 is going to have a shot at closing that gap by the end of December. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Lion Be King?

It could be an interesting week at the box office, with three films opening wide, Drive, I Don't Know How She Does It, and Straw Dogs, plus a fourth film being re-released wide, The Lion King. There's a lot of uncertainty in the box office predictions for the weekend and I've seen various predictions that have Drive winning the weekend, Contagion repeating on top, and some say The Lion King's 3D conversion will boost it to number one. Unfortunately, while there's a wide range of opinion regarding what film will top the box office chart, there are very few people who think this weekend will be as strong as last year when The Town opened with nearly $24 million and Easy A earned close to $18 million. It's unlikely the top two films will earn that much this year and we don't have the same depth either. More...

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Contagion is Catchy, the Rest of Box Office Is Sick

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is often the worst weekend of the year, and that appears to be the case this time around. No film matched Thursday's predictions, although a couple came relatively close, like Contagion. Unfortunately, the rest of the new releases really bombed and most of the holdovers fell significantly more than expected. This led to the box office falling 24% from last weekend to just $82 million. This is the lowest it's been all year, and lower than last year, but by less than 1%. Unless next weekend will be even worse, and it is almost hard to imagine that as a possibility, this will be the lowest point for the year. On the other hand, there's a chance that we don't dip below this level for a long, long time, if ever. Given population growth and inflation, hitting these low points are less likely each year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Four Wide Releases for a Slow Weekend

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend tends to be one of the worst, if not the worst weekend of the year, but that probably won't be the case this year. This weekend we have four wide releases, one of which is a bit of a surprise wide release. One of them, Contagion, could wind up being a real hit. The other three, well, they are not opening truly wide. Maybe The Warrior will be a sleeper hit, but the other two could struggle to reach the top ten. By comparison, this weekend last year Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D was a surprise hit with $26.65 million. It's not terribly likely any film will match that opening, but 2011 has better depth and hopefully that will be the key to victory. More...

Contest: Catch the Fever

The first week of school is about to begin for millions of kids, so what better way is there to celebrate then to feature a movie about an infectious disease in our box office prediction contest. (The only thing better than a sick day was a snow day.) Contagion is the only film opening truly wide next week and it is the clear choice for target film. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Contagion. 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 Team Umizoomi: Journey to Numberland on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Go, Diego, Go!: Diego Saves the World on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2011 Preview: September

After a strong start, August ended on a really low note, and that's bad news for September, as it means the positive momentum we had is gone. Looking at the upcoming month, there are 18 films opening wide over five weekends (including one re-release) but only four or five of them have a real shot at being midlevel hits, and it is unlikely that all of them will get there. Worse still, there are no films opening this month that look like they will match The Town, which made more than $90 million last September. In fact, the selection of releases is so weak that the film I'm most looking forward to is a limited release that has already come out on Video on Demand, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. (It has seventeen reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and still not a negative one among them.) More...

Cast

Gwyneth Paltrow    Beth Emhoff
Chui Tien You    Li Fai
Josie Ho    Li Fai's Sister
Daria Strokous    Irina
Matt Damon    Mitch Emhoff
Griffin Kane    Clark Morrow
Yoshiaki Kobayashi    Japanese Bus Man
Laurence Fishburne    Dr. Elis Cheever
John Hawkes    Roger
Jude Law    Alan Krumwiede
Monique Gabriela Curnen    Lorraine Vasquez
Teri McEvoy    School Nurse
Sue Redman    ER Nurse #1
Teri Campbell    ER Nurse #2
Stef Tovar    Dr. Arrington
Mary Jo Faraci    Social Worker
Grace Rex    Carrie Anne
Marion Cotillard    Dr. Leonora Orantes
Armin Rhodie    Damian Leopold
Joseph Anthony Foronda    WHO Official
Phillip James Brannon    Paramedic
Rebecca Spence    Jon Neal's Wife
David Lively    Minnesota Medial Examiner
Andrew White    Assistant Medical Examiner
Kate Winslet    Dr. Erin Mears
Larry Clarke    Dave
Anna Jacoby-Heron    Jory Emhoff
Ira Blumen MD    Helpful Doctor
Scott Stangland    Minnesota Health #1
Jimmy Chung    Minnesota Health #2
Rick Uecker    Minnesota Health #3
Tara Mallen    Minnesota Health #4
Jennifer Ehle    Dr. Ally Hextall
Demetri Martin    Dr. David Eisenberg
Elliott Gould    Dr. Ian Sussman
Enrico Colantoni    Dennis French
Bryan Cranston    AIMM Employee #1
Joshua Weinstein    AIMM Employee #2
Sarah Charipar    AIMM Employee #3
Mark Czoske    AIMM Employee #4
Dan Aho    Aaron Barnes
Chin Han    Sun Feng
Hee-Wan Kwon    Japanese Official
Phil Tnag    Village Man #1
Robert Chi    Village Man #2
Blair Robertson    Sussman Assistant
Randy Lowell    Hedge Fund Man in Park
Pete Sack    TV Anchor
Brian J. O'Donnell    Andrew
Kwok Wah Wong    Chinese Heath Official #1
Sau Ming Raymond Tsang    Chinese Heath Official #2
Jim Ortlieb    Funeral Director
Annabel Armour    Beth's Mother
Sanaa Lathan    Aubrey Cheever
Kara Zekider    Elizabeth Mygaard
Joshua Pollock    Coughing Man
Laura T. Fisher    Sick Lady
Peter A. Kelly    Natioanal Guardsman
Mary Beth Dolan    Nun
Jason Babinsky    Shivering Man
Howie Johnson    Morgue Worker
Sanjay Gupta MD    Himself
Dan Flannery    Hextall's Father
Dan Sanders-Joyce    Home Invasion Thug
Joshua Seiden    Anthony
Kam Tong-Wong    Chef
Michael Franck    Helicopter Pilot

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriter    Scott Z. Burns
Producer    Michael Shamberg
Producer    Stacey Sher
Producer    Gregory Jacobs
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Michael Polaire
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Executive Producer    Ricky Strauss
Director of Photography    Peter Andrews
Production Designer    Howard Cummings
Editor    Stephen Mirrione
Composer    Cliff Martinez
Costume Designer    Louise Frogley
Casting    Carmen Cuba
Unit Production Manager    Michael Polaire
Assistant Director    Gregory Jacobs
2nd Assistant Director    Julie Spilkoman
Production Supervisor    Julie M. Anderson
Supervising Art Director    David Lazan
Set Decorator    Cindy Carr

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 1 $7,984,564   3,222 $2,478   $7,984,564 1
2011/09/10 1 $9,421,486 +18% 3,222 $2,924   $17,406,050 2
2011/09/11 1 $4,997,546 -47% 3,222 $1,551   $22,403,596 3
2011/09/12 1 $1,655,322 -67% 3,222 $514   $24,058,918 4
2011/09/13 1 $2,192,305 +32% 3,222 $680   $26,251,223 5
2011/09/14 1 $1,672,418 -24% 3,222 $519   $27,923,641 6
2011/09/15 1 $1,788,450 +7% 3,222 $555   $29,712,091 7
2011/09/16 2 $4,646,043 +160% 3,222 $1,442   $34,358,134 8
2011/09/17 2 $6,441,955 +39% 3,222 $1,999   $40,800,089 9
2011/09/18 2 $3,460,435 -46% 3,222 $1,074   $44,260,524 10
2011/09/19 3 $1,019,193 -71% 3,222 $316   $45,279,717 11
2011/09/20 3 $1,296,392 +27% 3,222 $402   $46,576,109 12
2011/09/21 3 $977,483 -25% 3,222 $303   $47,553,592 13
2011/09/22 2 $1,003,080 +3% 3,222 $311   $48,556,672 14
2011/09/23 6 $2,620,940 +161% 3,136 $836   $51,177,612 15
2011/09/24 5 $3,856,189 +47% 3,136 $1,230   $55,033,801 16
2011/09/25 6 $1,974,097 -49% 3,136 $629   $57,007,898 17
2011/09/26 5 $583,104 -70% 3,136 $186   $57,591,002 18
2011/09/27 6 $721,048 +24% 3,136 $230   $58,312,050 19
2011/09/28 5 $627,319 -13% 3,136 $200   $58,939,369 20
2011/09/29 5 $723,096 +15% 3,136 $231   $59,662,465 21
2011/09/30 10 $1,481,750 +105% 2,744 $540   $61,144,215 22
2011/10/01 8 $2,287,584 +54% 2,744 $834   $63,431,799 23
2011/10/02 10 $1,137,820 -50% 2,744 $415   $64,569,619 24
2011/10/03 9 $352,160 -69% 2,744 $128   $64,921,779 25
2011/10/04 9 $433,188 +23% 2,744 $158   $65,354,967 26
2011/10/05 9 $363,097 -16% 2,744 $132   $65,718,064 27
2011/10/06 9 $366,157 +1% 2,744 $133   $66,084,221 28
2011/10/07 10 $847,522 +131% 2,250 $377   $66,931,743 29
2011/10/08 9 $1,284,027 +52% 2,250 $571   $68,215,770 30
2011/10/09 10 $810,773 -37% 2,250 $360   $69,026,543 31
2011/10/10 10 $406,202 -50% 2,250 $181   $69,432,745 32
2011/10/11 11 $252,324 -38% 2,250 $112   $69,685,069 33
2011/10/12 10 $237,097 -6% 2,250 $105   $69,922,166 34
2011/10/13 11 $266,147 +12% 2,250 $118   $70,188,313 35
2011/10/14 12 $556,571 +109% 1,684 $331   $70,744,884 36
2011/10/15 12 $838,786 +51% 1,684 $498   $71,583,670 37
2011/10/16 12 $415,833 -50% 1,684 $247   $71,999,503 38
2011/10/17 12 $148,186 -64% 1,684 $88   $72,147,689 39
2011/10/18 12 $162,682 +10% 1,684 $97   $72,310,371 40
2011/10/19 12 $157,143 -3% 1,684 $93   $72,467,514 41
2011/10/20 12 $153,778 -2% 1,684 $91   $72,621,292 42
2011/10/21 - $271,546 +77% 901 $301   $72,892,838 43
2011/10/22 - $384,698 +42% 901 $427   $73,277,536 44
2011/10/23 - $196,818 -49% 901 $218   $73,474,354 45
2011/10/24 - $68,937 -65% 901 $77   $73,543,291 46
2011/10/25 - $75,210 +9% 901 $83   $73,618,501 47
2011/10/26 - $71,481 -5% 901 $79   $73,689,982 48
2011/10/27 - $76,484 +7% 901 $85   $73,766,466 49
2011/10/28 - $100,441 +31% 411 $244   $73,866,907 50
2011/10/29 - $148,119 +47% 411 $360   $74,015,026 51
2011/10/30 - $86,755 -41% 411 $211   $74,101,781 52
2011/10/31 - $40,775 -53% 411 $99   $74,142,556 53
2011/11/01 - $38,737 -5% 411 $94   $74,181,293 54
2011/11/02 - $34,001 -12% 411 $83   $74,215,294 55
2011/11/03 - $35,821 +5% 411 $87   $74,251,115 56
2011/11/04 - $68,473 +91% 260 $263   $74,319,588 57
2011/11/05 - $95,016 +39% 260 $365   $74,414,604 58
2011/11/06 - $53,036 -44% 260 $204   $74,467,640 59
2011/11/07 - $18,033 -66% 260 $69   $74,485,673 60
2011/11/08 - $22,062 +22% 260 $85   $74,507,735 61
2011/11/09 - $18,812 -15% 260 $72   $74,526,547 62
2011/11/10 - $26,901 +43% 260 $103   $74,553,448 63
2011/11/11 - $106,440 +296% 355 $300   $74,659,888 64
2011/11/12 - $131,057 +23% 355 $369   $74,790,945 65
2011/11/13 - $74,832 -43% 355 $211   $74,865,777 66
2011/11/14 - $26,192 -65% 355 $74   $74,891,969 67
2011/11/15 - $32,740 +25% 355 $92   $74,924,709 68
2011/11/16 - $27,175 -17% 355 $77   $74,951,884 69
2011/11/17 - $26,987 -1% 355 $76   $74,978,871 70
2011/11/18 - $61,139 +127% 301 $203   $75,040,010 71
2011/11/19 - $85,696 +40% 301 $285   $75,125,706 72
2011/11/20 - $53,200 -38% 301 $177   $75,178,906 73
2011/11/21 - $24,372 -54% 301 $81   $75,203,278 74
2011/11/22 - $29,965 +23% 301 $100   $75,233,243 75
2011/11/23 - $33,159 +11% 218 $152   $75,266,402 76
2011/11/24 - $28,849 -13% 218 $132   $75,295,251 77
2011/11/25 - $60,310 +109% 218 $277   $75,355,561 78
2011/11/26 - $64,610 +7% 218 $296   $75,420,171 79
2011/11/27 - $30,378 -53% 218 $139   $75,450,549 80
2011/11/28 - $10,840 -64% 218 $50   $75,461,389 81
2011/11/29 - $11,615 +7% 218 $53   $75,473,004 82
2011/11/30 - $10,853 -7% 218 $50   $75,483,857 83
2011/12/01 - $11,515 +6% 218 $53   $75,495,372 84
2011/12/02 - $23,161 +101% 155 $149   $75,518,533 85
2011/12/03 - $32,110 +39% 155 $207   $75,550,643 86
2011/12/04 - $15,736 -51% 155 $102   $75,566,379 87
2011/12/05 - $5,580 -65% 155 $36   $75,571,959 88
2011/12/06 - $6,785 +22% 155 $44   $75,578,744 89
2011/12/07 - $6,175 -9% 155 $40   $75,584,919 90
2011/12/08 - $9,065 +47% 155 $58   $75,593,984 91
2011/12/09 - $13,884 +53% 111 $125   $75,607,868 92
2011/12/10 - $20,095 +45% 111 $181   $75,627,963 93
2011/12/11 - $10,780 -46% 111 $97   $75,638,743 94
2011/12/12 - $4,644 -57% 111 $42   $75,643,387 95
2011/12/13 - $5,155 +11% 111 $46   $75,648,542 96
2011/12/14 - $4,952 -4% 111 $45   $75,653,494 97
2011/12/15 - $4,603 -7% 111 $41   $75,658,097 98

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 1 $22,403,596   3,222 $6,953   $22,403,596 3
2011/09/16 2 $14,548,433 -35% 3,222 $4,515   $44,260,524 10
2011/09/23 6 $8,451,226 -42% 3,136 $2,695   $57,007,898 17
2011/09/30 10 $4,907,154 -42% 2,744 $1,788   $64,569,619 24
2011/10/07 10 $2,942,322 -40% 2,250 $1,308   $69,026,543 31
2011/10/14 12 $1,811,190 -38% 1,684 $1,076   $71,999,503 38
2011/10/21 16 $853,062 -53% 901 $947   $73,474,354 45
2011/10/28 21 $335,315 -61% 411 $816   $74,101,781 52
2011/11/04 27 $216,525 -35% 260 $833   $74,467,640 59
2011/11/11 25 $312,329 +44% 355 $880   $74,865,777 66
2011/11/18 28 $200,035 -36% 301 $665   $75,178,906 73
2011/11/25 35 $155,298 -22% 218 $712   $75,450,549 80
2011/12/02 42 $71,007 -54% 155 $458   $75,566,379 87
2011/12/09 45 $44,759 -37% 111 $403   $75,638,743 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/8/20121372,102 372,102$5,577,809$5,577,8091
1/15/20124136,560-63% 508,662$2,047,034$7,624,8432
1/22/2012779,826-42% 588,488$1,196,592$8,821,4353
1/29/2012957,153-28% 645,641$856,723$9,678,1594
2/5/20121741,041-28% 686,682$615,205$10,293,3635
2/12/20122422,561-45% 709,243$328,488$10,621,8516
2/19/20121931,358+39% 740,601$328,945$10,950,7977

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/8/20121134,049 134,049$3,156,854$3,156,8541
1/15/2012637,420-72% 171,469$934,380$4,091,2342
1/22/2012730,404-19% 201,873$758,272$4,849,5063
1/29/20121214,439-53% 216,312$346,237$5,195,7434
2/19/2012929,309 267,273$448,129$6,066,8297

Contagion HD Trailer

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