Dark Skies

Dark Skies poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,418,667Details
International Box Office $10,285,444
Worldwide Box Office $27,704,111
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,869,050 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,687,288 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,556,338
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Dark Skies is a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
40% - Rotten
Audience
49% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,500,000
Domestic Releases: February 22nd, 2013 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: May 28th, 2013 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens.
(Rating bulletin 2256, 1/26/2013)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Keywords: Intertitle, Fired, Architecture, Unbelieving Police, Digital Cinematography, Alien Invasion, Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Dimension Films, Alliance Films, IM Global, Blumhouse, Robotproof

Cast

   Lacy Barrett
   Daniel Barrett
   Jesse Barrett
   Sam Barrett
J.K. Simmons    Edwin Pollard
L.J. Benet    Kevin Ratner

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Scott Stewart
Producer    Jason Blum
Executive Producer    Scott Stewart
Executive Producer    Charles Layton
Executive Producer    Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Executive Producer    Jeff Okin
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Co-Producer    Jessica Hall
Co-Producer    Jeanette Volturno-Brill
Cinematographer    David Boyd
Editor    Peter Gvozdas
Composer    Joseph Bishara
Production Designer    Jeff Higinbotham
Art Director    David King
Set Decorator    Heman Camacho
Costume Designer    Kelle Kutsugeras
Sound Mixer    Buck Robinson
Supervising Sound Editor    Kelly Cabral
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Mann
Stunt Coordinator    Rob King
Assistant Director    Adam Druxman
Casting Director    Rick Montgomery

DVD Sales: Ray of Sunshine for Dark Skies

New releases were really weak with only one reaching the top ten on the DVD sales chart. That film was Dark Skies, which opened in first place with 136,000 units / $2.04 million. This is actually a little better than expected, given its box office numbers. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Last Remains on Top

There were very few new releases to chart this week, and only one of them managed a place in the top ten on the Blu-ray sales chart. The Last Stand remained in first place with 73,000 units / $1.82 million for the week and 183,000 units / $3.47 million after two. More...

Home Market Numbers: Dark Skies for the Home Market

We are in the heart of summer, which means terrible news on the home market. There were nearly no new releases to make an impact on the Blu-ray sales chart, so it should come as no surprise that the overall Blu-ray sales were weak. In total, there were 779,000 units sold and $18.33 million in revenue generated. This was higher than last week, albeit by miniscule margins of 4% in terms of units and 11% in terms of revenue. It was also higher than the same weekend last year, and by healthier margins of 42% in terms of units and 15% in terms of revenue. DVD sales were a little stronger compared to last week, which resulted in a small decline in the overall Blu-ray share to 28% in terms of units and 37% in terms of revenue. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 28th, 2013

It's the day after Memorial Day, which means we are in the summer season, which is a terrible time for the home market. The only first-run release of the week is Dark Skies, which is hardly a major release. There are a few summer TV shows that are coming out on DVD and / or Blu-ray, some of which are interesting. The latest season of Doctor Who is coming out this week, but it is being split, and not just into two parts, so that precludes it from being a Pick of the Week contender. There are not a lot of options for Pick of the Week, but I'm going with Beetlejuice: The Complete Series, but keep in mind there could be some nostalgia at work here and Lore on DVD or Blu-ray is arguably the better release. Meanwhile, Hellbound? on DVD earns the rarely awarded Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Dark Skies

Dark Skies opened in theaters with no reviews, it missed the top five during its opening weekend, and then quickly disappeared from theaters. This week, it reaches the home market, but is it as bad as that sounds? Or should the studio have more faith in the film? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Jack Was Just Average-Sized

The box office was mostly disappointing over the weekend. Jack the Giant Slayer was able to match expectations, more or less, but this was bad news because its expectations were really low compared to its production budget. The other two wide releases, 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism Part II both struggled and failed to live up to the low end of expectations. There was a fourth film that was supposed to open wide, but in the end, Phantom opened in barely more than 1,000 theaters and didn't even come close to the Mendoza Line. The overall box office did grow by 6.0% from last weekend to $109 million. However, that was 35% lower than the same weekend last year. This is several layers of disaster. Year-to-date, 2013 has pulled in $1.55 billion, but that is 7.9% lower than 2012's pace. I don't see it getting better going forward and for the most part, the rest of the month is really bad in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oscars Steal the Spotlight

The Oscars proved to be too much competition for the new releases as neither Snitch nor Dark Skies were able to find much success. Indeed, it was Identity Thief that rose to top spot in its third week of release. Most films in the top five were able to at least match expectations, but the overall box office still plummeted 27% from last weekend to just $103 million. The comparison to last year was not quite as bad, but it was still down by a stunning 23%. Ouch. 2013 is now behind 2012 by a full $100 million or 6.7% at $1.41 billion to $1.51 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Identity Thief Regains Top Spot

The box office crown for Oscar weekend will be claimed by Identity Thief, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning, even though the comedy will fall by a relatively large 41% from last weekend. So its win is in large part due to the low-key new releases: Snitch will be second with $13 million in a modest 2,511 theaters and Dark Skies is headed for 6th place with $8.85 million from 2,313 theaters. Neither new film has particularly low per theater averages ($5,177 and $3,826 respectively), so their so-so debuts are as much a factor of their smallish opening theater counts as lack of demand. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dark Skies for New Releases

There are just two wide releases coming out this week, Snitch and Dark Skies. Most analysts think Snitch is the stronger of the two films, but most also think Identity Thief will return to top spot. Looking at all of the evidence, it certainly seems that way. Unless one of the new releases is a truly big surprise, it looks like we won't keep pace with last year again this weekend. 2013 needed to get off to a really fast start, because there's no film that's going to match The Hunger Games, and once we are dealing with that film in the year-over-year comparison, 2013 might be sunk for good. More...

2013 Preview: February

For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/22 4 $3,094,178   2,313 $1,338   $3,094,178 1
2013/02/23 6 $3,493,614 +13% 2,313 $1,510   $6,587,792 2
2013/02/24 6 $1,601,374 -54% 2,313 $692   $8,189,166 3
2013/02/25 6 $450,454 -72% 2,313 $195   $8,639,620 4
2013/02/26 6 $510,808 +13% 2,313 $221   $9,150,428 5
2013/02/27 7 $385,107 -25% 2,313 $166   $9,535,535 6
2013/02/28 7 $361,152 -6% 2,313 $156   $9,896,687 7
2013/03/01 10 $1,094,128 +203% 2,313 $473   $10,990,815 8
2013/03/02 10 $1,601,245 +46% 2,313 $692   $12,592,060 9
2013/03/03 10 $773,180 -52% 2,313 $334   $13,365,240 10
2013/03/04 10 $232,046 -70% 2,313 $100   $13,597,286 11
2013/03/05 10 $282,962 +22% 2,313 $122   $13,880,248 12
2013/03/06 10 $222,289 -21% 2,313 $96   $14,102,537 13
2013/03/07 10 $207,590 -7% 2,313 $90   $14,310,127 14
2013/03/08 - $391,627 +89% 1,505 $260   $14,701,754 15
2013/03/09 - $585,788 +50% 1,505 $389   $15,287,542 16
2013/03/10 - $276,846 -53% 1,505 $184   $15,564,388 17
2013/03/11 - $130,766 -53% 1,505 $87   $15,695,154 18
2013/03/12 - $150,200 +15% 1,505 $100   $15,845,354 19
2013/03/13 - $126,695 -16% 1,505 $84   $15,972,049 20
2013/03/14 - $130,462 +3% 1,505 $87   $16,102,511 21
2013/03/15 - $188,460 +44% 703 $268   $16,290,971 22
2013/03/16 - $241,804 +28% 703 $344   $16,532,775 23
2013/03/17 - $114,341 -53% 703 $163   $16,647,116 24
2013/03/18 - $45,547 -60% 703 $65   $16,692,663 25
2013/03/22 - $58,489   205 $285   $16,887,974 29
2013/03/23 - $87,345 +49% 205 $426   $16,975,319 30
2013/03/24 - $40,178 -54% 205 $196   $17,015,497 31
2013/03/25 - $15,839 -61% 205 $77   $17,031,336 32
2013/03/26 - $17,018 +7% 205 $83   $17,048,354 33
2013/03/27 - $12,489 -27% 205 $61   $17,060,843 34
2013/03/28 - $13,271 +6% 205 $65   $17,074,114 35
2013/03/29 - $23,075 +74% 101 $228   $17,097,189 36
2013/03/30 - $23,645 +2% 101 $234   $17,120,834 37
2013/03/31 - $9,914 -58% 101 $98   $17,130,748 38
2013/04/02 - $7,221   101 $71   $17,145,290 40
2013/04/03 - $6,565 -9% 101 $65   $17,151,855 41
2013/04/04 - $7,446 +13% 101 $74   $17,159,301 42
2013/04/05 - $6,448 -13% 28 $230   $17,165,749 43
2013/04/06 - $8,442 +31% 28 $302   $17,174,191 44
2013/04/07 - $3,975 -53% 28 $142   $17,178,166 45
2013/04/08 - $1,172 -71% 28 $42   $17,179,338 46
2013/04/09 - $1,138 -3% 28 $41   $17,180,476 47
2013/04/10 - $1,292 +14% 28 $46   $17,181,768 48
2013/04/11 - $1,166 -10% 28 $42   $17,182,934 49
2013/04/12 - $12,088 +937% 25 $484   $17,195,022 50
2013/04/13 - $16,401 +36% 25 $656   $17,211,423 51
2013/04/14 - $6,435 -61% 25 $257   $17,217,858 52
2013/04/15 - $2,018 -69% 25 $81   $17,219,876 53
2013/04/16 - $1,678 -17% 25 $67   $17,221,554 54
2013/04/17 - $1,797 +7% 25 $72   $17,223,351 55
2013/04/18 - $1,719 -4% 25 $69   $17,225,070 56
2013/04/19 - $20,643 +1,101% 91 $227   $17,245,713 57
2013/04/20 - $30,786 +49% 91 $338   $17,276,499 58
2013/04/21 - $16,566 -46% 91 $182   $17,293,065 59
2013/04/22 - $6,135 -63% 91 $67   $17,299,200 60
2013/04/23 - $6,035 -2% 91 $66   $17,305,235 61
2013/04/24 - $5,797 -4% 91 $64   $17,311,032 62
2013/04/25 - $5,013 -14% 91 $55   $17,316,045 63
2013/04/26 - $7,100 +42% 63 $113   $17,323,145 64
2013/04/27 - $12,318 +73% 63 $196   $17,335,463 65
2013/04/28 - $8,312 -33% 63 $132   $17,343,775 66
2013/04/29 - $2,456 -70% 63 $39   $17,346,231 67
2013/04/30 - $2,716 +11% 63 $43   $17,348,947 68
2013/05/01 - $2,064 -24% 63 $33   $17,351,011 69
2013/05/02 - $2,167 +5% 63 $34   $17,353,178 70
2013/05/03 - $3,714 +71% 29 $128   $17,356,892 71
2013/05/04 - $5,902 +59% 29 $204   $17,362,794 72
2013/05/05 - $4,663 -21% 29 $161   $17,367,457 73
2013/05/06 - $1,239 -73% 29 $43   $17,368,696 74
2013/05/07 - $1,282 +3% 29 $44   $17,369,978 75
2013/05/08 - $1,135 -11% 29 $39   $17,371,113 76
2013/05/09 - $1,201 +6% 29 $41   $17,372,314 77
2013/05/13 - $1,891   29 $65   $17,389,602 81
2013/05/14 - $1,941 +3% 29 $67   $17,391,543 82
2013/05/15 - $1,357 -30% 29 $47   $17,392,900 83
2013/05/16 - $1,748 +29% 29 $60   $17,394,648 84
2013/05/17 - $4,355 +149% 32 $136   $17,399,003 85
2013/05/18 - $7,392 +70% 32 $231   $17,406,395 86
2013/05/19 - $5,535 -25% 32 $173   $17,411,930 87
2013/05/20 - $1,627 -71% 32 $51   $17,413,557 88
2013/05/21 - $1,765 +8% 32 $55   $17,415,322 89
2013/05/22 - $1,752 -1% 32 $55   $17,417,074 90
2013/05/23 - $1,593 -9% 32 $50   $17,418,667 91

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/22 6 $8,189,166   2,313 $3,540   $8,189,166 3
2013/03/01 10 $3,468,553 -58% 2,313 $1,500   $13,365,240 10
2013/03/08 14 $1,254,261 -64% 1,505 $833   $15,564,388 17
2013/03/15 18 $544,605 -57% 703 $775   $16,647,116 24
2013/03/22 29 $186,012 -66% 205 $907   $17,015,497 31
2013/03/29 48 $56,634 -70% 101 $561   $17,130,748 38
2013/04/05 60 $18,865 -67% 28 $674   $17,178,166 45
2013/04/12 54 $34,924 +85% 25 $1,397   $17,217,858 52
2013/04/19 41 $67,995 +95% 91 $747   $17,293,065 59
2013/04/26 52 $27,730 -59% 63 $440   $17,343,775 66
2013/05/03 66 $14,279 -49% 29 $492   $17,367,457 73
2013/05/17 52 $17,282   32 $540   $17,411,930 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/2/20131157,058 157,058$2,349,588$2,349,5881
6/9/20132016,634-89% 173,692$248,845$2,598,4322
6/16/20132018,776+13% 192,468$280,513$2,878,9463
6/23/20132318,537-1% 211,005$277,314$3,156,2594
6/30/20132721,539+16% 232,544$322,223$3,478,4835
7/7/20132036,254+68% 268,798$542,360$4,020,8436
7/14/20132426,157-28% 294,955$391,047$4,411,8907

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/2/2013250,940 50,940$1,016,760$1,016,7601

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Dark Skies HD Trailer