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Daybreakers (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,101,577Details
International Box Office $21,343,926
Worldwide Box Office $51,445,503
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,796,622 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,233,893 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,030,515
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
67% - Fresh
Audience
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 8th, 2010 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: May 11th, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R For strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity
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Keywords: Vampire
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: Australia,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,384 $290,080 Feb 5, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,265 $699,338 Jan 29, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,174 $1,551,703 Jan 22, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,102 $5,185,554 Jan 15, 2010 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 143 $15,146,692 Jan 8, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,172 $15,146,692 Jan 8, 2010 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,533 2,523 Jan 8, 2010 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,190 $5,619,100 Jan 9, 2010 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,483 $5,895,356 Jan 8, 2010 1
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 375 $5,895,356 Jan 8, 2010 1

Cast

   Edward Dalton
Willem Dafoe    Lionel "Elvis" Cormac
Sam Neill    Charles Bromley
Claudia Karvan    Audrey Bennett
Michael Dorman    Frankie Dalton
Vince Colosimo    Christopher Caruso
Isabel Lucas    Alison Bromley

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Spierig
Screenwriter    Peter Spierig
Producer    Bryan Furst

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May 25th, 2010

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 11th, 2010

May 11th, 2010

With a lot of competition from summer blockbusters, it comes as no surprise that the quality and quantity of releases is way down this week. The best selling release is Daria: The Complete Series, which is also clearly the Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Daybreakers

May 9th, 2010

I've said it many times in the past and I will say it many, many times more in the future: January is arguably the worst time of year to release a movie. Not only are the holidays over, meaning the box office potential is sharply down, but also the competition is extreme on both ends of the spectrum. You have massive blockbusters that are still going strong, as well as Oscar contenders that opened in limited release and are just now expanding wide. Into this, Daybreakers was thrown. In fact, it was the first wide release of the year. So how well does it fare? More...

International Details: Princess hits Regal Milestone

March 14th, 2010

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International Details: Up in the Charts

January 24th, 2010

Up in the Air started its international run in sixth place with $5.83 million on 936 screens in 9 markets. This includes a fifth place debut in the U.K. where it earned $2.13 million on 325 screens while it also managed fifth in Australia with $1.61 million on just 173 screens. While it is hard for films to open in limited release domestically and expand wide, it is usually a lot harder for these films to thrive internationally. After all, many international markets are simply too small to have a thriving limited release marketplace. It will be interesting to see if this film will be able to take its performance during Awards Season and turn it into a successful international run despite this. More...

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January 19th, 2010

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International Details - More International Flavor

January 17th, 2010

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January 11th, 2010

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Weekend Estimates: Avatar Rolls On as Daybreakers Leads New Releases

January 10th, 2010

It was another weekend of total box office domination for Avatar, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With $48.5 million, the alien adventure movie was down just 29% from New Year's weekend, and shot past $400 million. Fox estimates it will have $429 million by the end of the day on Sunday. The new releases were never going to compete at that level, but Daybreakers had a decent opening with a 3-day estimate of $15 million, enough only for 4th place behind Sherlock Holmes ($16.1 million for $165.2 million cume) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel) ($16.3 million for $178.2 million). More...

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January 7th, 2010

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Contest - Getting Back To Normal

January 1st, 2010

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2010 Preview: January

January 1st, 2010

2009 ended breaking lots of records, so 2010 starts both on a high note, and with a bit of trepidation. On the one hand, there are several holdovers that should continue to be major players at the box office for the next few weeks, which can only help. On the other hand, there's almost no chance 2010 will get off to as strong a start as 2009 did, since some of what happened at the box office during January of 2009 was unprecedented. More...

New Movie Trailers

June 27th, 2009

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/01/08 4 $15,146,692   2,523 $6,003   $15,146,692 3
2010/01/15 11 $5,185,554 -66% 2,523 $2,055   $24,373,955 10
2010/01/22 14 $1,551,703 -70% 1,523 $1,019   $28,096,998 17
2010/01/29 19 $699,338 -55% 725 $965   $29,423,555 24
2010/02/05 25 $290,080 -59% 338 $858   $29,975,979 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/01/08 2 $5,895,356   2,523 $2,337   $5,895,356 1
2010/01/09 4 $5,619,100 -5% 2,523 $2,227   $11,514,456 2
2010/01/10 4 $3,632,236 -35% 2,523 $1,440   $15,146,692 3
2010/01/11 3 $1,193,254 -67% 2,523 $473   $16,339,946 4
2010/01/12 4 $1,123,088 -6% 2,523 $445   $17,463,034 5
2010/01/13 4 $898,012 -20% 2,523 $356   $18,361,046 6
2010/01/14 4 $827,355 -8% 2,523 $328   $19,188,401 7
2010/01/15 10 $1,562,383 +89% 2,523 $619   $20,750,784 8
2010/01/16 11 $2,003,489 +28% 2,523 $794   $22,754,273 9
2010/01/17 10 $1,619,682 -19% 2,523 $642   $24,373,955 10
2010/01/18 12 $946,918 -42% 2,523 $375   $25,320,873 11
2010/01/19 10 $445,051 -53% 2,523 $176   $25,765,924 12
2010/01/20 8 $391,644 -12% 2,523 $155   $26,157,568 13
2010/01/21 10 $387,727 -1% 2,523 $154   $26,545,295 14
2010/01/22 - $475,944 +23% 1,523 $313   $27,021,239 15
2010/01/23 - $696,761 +46% 1,523 $457   $27,718,000 16
2010/01/24 - $378,998 -46% 1,523 $249   $28,096,998 17
2010/01/25 - $159,513 -58% 1,523 $105   $28,256,511 18
2010/01/26 - $162,703 +2% 1,523 $107   $28,419,214 19
2010/01/27 - $148,060 -9% 1,523 $97   $28,567,274 20
2010/01/28 - $156,943 +6% 1,523 $103   $28,724,217 21
2010/01/29 - $211,405 +35% 725 $292   $28,935,622 22
2010/01/30 - $303,296 +43% 725 $418   $29,238,918 23
2010/01/31 - $184,637 -39% 725 $255   $29,423,555 24
2010/02/01 - $68,315 -63% 725 $94   $29,491,870 25
2010/02/02 - $64,899 -5% 725 $90   $29,556,769 26
2010/02/03 - $65,548 +1% 725 $90   $29,622,317 27
2010/02/04 - $63,582 -3% 725 $88   $29,685,899 28
2010/02/05 - $90,613 +43% 338 $268   $29,776,512 29
2010/02/06 - $139,891 +54% 338 $414   $29,916,403 30
2010/02/07 - $59,576 -57% 338 $176   $29,975,979 31
2010/02/08 - $31,575 -47% 338 $93   $30,007,554 32
2010/02/09 - $31,259 -1% 338 $92   $30,038,813 33
2010/02/10 - $30,321 -3% 338 $90   $30,069,134 34
2010/02/11 - $32,443 +7% 338 $96   $30,101,577 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/01/08 4 $19,188,401   2,523 $7,605   $19,188,401 7
2010/01/15 11 $7,356,894 -62% 2,523 $2,916   $26,545,295 14
2010/01/22 14 $2,178,922 -70% 1,523 $1,431   $28,724,217 21
2010/01/29 18 $961,682 -56% 725 $1,326   $29,685,899 28
2010/02/05 24 $415,678 -57% 338 $1,230   $30,101,577 35

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/16/20104265,990 265,990$4,886,236$4,886,2361
5/23/2010892,136-65% 358,126$1,692,538$6,578,7752
5/30/20101255,146-40% 413,272$1,102,369$7,681,1433
6/6/20102333,534-39% 446,806$684,764$8,365,9074
6/13/20102316,494-51% 463,300$343,900$8,709,8075
6/20/20102926,349+60% 489,649$538,047$9,247,8546
6/27/20103021,813-17% 511,462$450,002$9,697,8567

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/16/2010482,602 82,602$2,064,227$2,064,2271
5/23/20101117,459-79% 100,061$325,612$2,389,8392
5/30/2010178,130-53% 108,191$195,762$2,585,6013
10/10/2010159,156 130,043$124,161$2,928,15322

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