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Death Race (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,316,032Details
International Box Office $36,200,787
Worldwide Box Office $72,516,819
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $27,727,228 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,727,228
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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 RottenAudience Upright
Critics
43% - Rotten
Audience
61% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 22nd, 2008 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: December 23rd, 2008 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language.
Running Time: 110 minutes
Franchise: Death Race
Comparisons: vs. The 6th Day
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Keywords: Auto Racing, Reality TV, Prison
Source:Remake
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Relativity Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,100 $69,580 Oct 10, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,739 $160,945 Oct 3, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,401 $410,150 Sep 26, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,190 $1,036,105 Sep 19, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,099 $2,056,415 Sep 12, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,925 $3,710,915 Sep 5, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,783 $6,304,635 Aug 29, 2008 10
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 226 $12,621,090 Aug 22, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,447 $12,621,090 Aug 22, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,508 2,532 Aug 22, 2008 3

Cast

   Jensen Aimes
Tyrese Gibson    Machine-Gun Joe
Ian McShane    Coach
Joan Allen    Hennessey
Natalie Martinez    Case
Max Ryan    Pachenko
Jason Clarke    Ulrich
Frederick Koehler    Lists
Jacob Vargas    Gunner
Justin Mader    Travis Colt
Robert LaSardo    Grimm
Robin Shou    14K

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Second Unit Camera    Igor Meglic

DVD Rentals - New Releases Nearly Invisible

January 13th, 2009

There was not a single new release to chart this week on the rental side of the home market. At least not an entirely new release. Eagle Eye led the way, but it placed fourth during its early release last week. More...

DVD Sales - Knight Rises

January 7th, 2009

This week, new releases were practically non-existent on the DVD sales chart. In fact, the best selling releases to make their debut on the chart were the late releases from last week. The best seller overall this week was The Dark Knight with 1.69 million units and $37.11 million in consumer retail spending for the week, giving it just a hair under 12.00 million units sold and $252.82 million in sales after three. This is clearly the best selling DVD of 2008 having sold over 1 million units more than WALL-E and nearly $70 million more in retail sales. More...

DVD Rentals - Burn, Baby, Burn

January 7th, 2009

This week on the rental charts we have late releases from the week of the 16th, all the releases from the week of the 23rd, and early releases from the 30th. The number on rental for the week was Burn After Reading, which generated about a sixth more revenue than second place Death Race. More...

DVD Releases for December 16, 2008

December 16th, 2008

This week is a confusing one on the home market as there are DVDs coming out on Tuesday the 16th, as usual, and on Friday the 19th, and Sunday the 21st as well. While there are a number of great releases that are spread out over three days, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is the best on any day, and worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

International Details - Bolting to the Top

December 7th, 2008

Bolt started its run on the international charts in sixth place with $7.90 million on 1417 screens in 4 markets. This includes a second place, $4.30 million opening on 570 screens in Russia, while it Italy it also placed second with $2.19 million on 467 screens. Meanwhile in Poland, it topped the charts with $855,000 on 120 screens, but this is par for the course as films of this nature tend to do very well in Poland. More...

International Details - High School Graduates to the Century Mark

November 17th, 2008

High School Musical 3: Senior Year remained in second place with $14.63 million on 4413 screens in 30 markets for a total of $110.38 million internationally. This is more than it will make domestically by the end of its run, and at this pace hitting $200 million worldwide will not be an issue, as it has openings in Russia, Australia, and Japan still to go. Its biggest market of the weekend was Italy where it made $2.60 million on 487 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.02 million. Meanwhile, its biggest market overall was the U.K. with $31.44 million, including $2.39 million on 470 screens over the past weekend. More...

International Details - World Sees Saw

November 9th, 2008

Saw V slipped a spot to sixth place with $6.44 million on 1703 screens in 26 markets for a total of $16.52 million. This week it opened in fourth place in Russia with $745,000 on 200 screens while in earned seventh place in Mexico with just $148,000 on 120 screens. As far as holdovers go, the film fell more than 60% in the U.K. to $1.55 million on 367 screens for a total of $7.53 million. More...

International Details - Number One is Number Six

November 3rd, 2008

Public Enemy Number One Part 1 opened in first place in France with $5.66 million on 489 screens. Adding in a couple of smaller markets and it pulled in $5.80 million on 527 screens in 3 markets over the weekend, landing in sixth place internationally. More...

International Details - Barcelona Strong in France, Italy

October 26th, 2008

Vicky Cristina Barcelona remained in sixth place internationally with $6.66 million on 1136 screens in 11 markets for a total of $22.85 million after a month of release. This includes France, where the film remained in first place with $3.15 million on 443 screens for the week and $7.68 million after two. Meanwhile, it opened in Italy with $2.16 million on 378 screens, which was enough for second place in that market. More...

International Details - Updates and More

October 19th, 2008

First some updates on Wednesday's numbers. Due to Columbus Day, we were relying on studio estimates instead of final numbers, and while they were mostly accurate, they were not entirely accurate. The Russia film, Admiral (Koltchak), did indeed top the charts with $12.51 million on 1,223 screens in 2 markets over the weekend and $13.31 million in total. Meanwhile, Eagle Eye added $10.88 million on 3,030 screens in 38 markets for a still early total of $29.41 million. Mamma Mia! continues its quest for $400 million with $8.37 million on 3,713 screens in 46 markets for a total of $390.72 million. These three films were very close to the original figures, however, the rest of the top five was different than originally reported, starting with... More...

International Details - United Germany Lifts Teutonic Offering

October 12th, 2008

German Unification Day helped The Baader Meinhof Complex grow by 10% as it remained in second place in Germany with $4.82 million on 594 screens for a total of $10.99 million after two weeks. Adding in two smaller markets and the film made $5.35 million on 660 screens in 3 markets for a total of $12.06 million. More...

International Details - Eye on the Prize

October 5th, 2008

Eagle Eye opened in sixth place on the international chart with $4.51 million on 1,124 screens in 13 markets, much of that coming from two markets: Australia and Mexico. In the former it made $1.42 million on 231 screens while in the latter it made just a hair under $900,000 on 350 screens. In both markets the film finished in second place, while it opens in major markets every week until the end of October, while it doesn't end its run until early next year. More...

International Details - Mummy Still Rules

September 28th, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor fell more than 50% this past weekend down to $4.24 million on 2905 screens in 46 markets for a total of $276.19 million internationally. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but added $1.36 million on 361 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $5.13 million. More...

International Details - Zohan Messes with the International Box Office

September 7th, 2008

You Don't Mess With The Zohan slipped out of the top five with $7.96 million on 2296 screens in 33 markets for a total of $69.53 million internationally, which is more than Adam Sandler's previous film made in total internationally. This week the film opened in France landing in 10th place with just $816,000, but it was playing on just 171 screens. On the other hand, it added $1.66 million on 335 screens in Spain for a two-week total of $6.45 million. More...

Summer's Stormy End

September 2nd, 2008

The Dark Knight did what few films in the past decade were able to do, lead the box office charts for four weeks in a row. Now Tropic Thunder is one weekend away from tying that mark. However, it was able to win this weekend thanks to weakness in the new releases, which caused the box office to slump. From Friday to Sunday the industry brought in $98 million, which was 8% lower than last weekend and 17% lower than the same weekend last year. Over four days, $124 million was earned, which was again 17% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 fell further behind $6.67 billion to $6.73 billion, but that is still less than a 1% difference and certainly not an insurmountable lead. More...

International Details - Hell Pulls in the Gold

August 31st, 2008

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army returned to the international chart in sixth place with $7.20 million on 828 screens in 14 markets for a total of $32.93 million. Of that weekend haul, $5.45 million was earned on 464 screens in the U.K., where it topped the charts this past weekend. Compared to the original, this film has made more domestically and more worldwide, while it is nearing its international total with openings in Australia, Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, and other markets left ahead of it. More...

Bunnies Make Some Noise but Tropic Stays Hot

August 25th, 2008

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Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of August 22, 2008

August 24th, 2008

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Race to the Top

August 22nd, 2008

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Cast Updates - August 7, 2008

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2008 Preview: August

August 1st, 2008

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New Movie US Release Dates - May 11, 2008

May 11th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Spirit, Iron Man 2, The Avengers and more! More...

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June 8th, 2007

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DVD Releases for December 13, 2005

December 12th, 2005

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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
2008/08/22 3 $12,621,090   2,532 $4,985   $12,621,090 3
2008/08/29 6 $6,304,635 -50% 2,537 $2,485   $23,154,165 10
2008/09/05 7 $3,710,915 -41% 2,586 $1,435   $29,909,125 17
2008/09/12 10 $2,056,415 -45% 2,007 $1,025   $33,232,495 24
2008/09/19 13 $1,036,105 -50% 1,240 $836   $34,918,855 31
2008/09/26 22 $410,150 -60% 667 $615   $35,638,800 38
2008/10/03 32 $160,945 -61% 266 $605   $35,939,585 45
2008/10/10 42 $69,580 -57% 142 $490   $36,064,910 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/22 3 $4,620,775   2,532 $1,825   $4,620,775 1
2008/08/23 4 $4,456,320 -4% 2,532 $1,760   $9,077,095 2
2008/08/24 2 $3,543,995 -20% 2,532 $1,400   $12,621,090 3
2008/08/25 3 $1,266,000 -64% 2,532 $500   $13,887,090 4
2008/08/26 3 $1,177,380 -7% 2,532 $465   $15,064,470 5
2008/08/27 4 $924,180 -22% 2,532 $365   $15,988,650 6
2008/08/28 4 $860,880 -7% 2,532 $340   $16,849,530 7
2008/08/29 7 $1,724,995 +100% 2,537 $680   $18,574,525 8
2008/08/30 6 $2,309,025 +34% 2,537 $910   $20,883,550 9
2008/08/31 6 $2,270,615 -2% 2,537 $895   $23,154,165 10
2008/09/01 6 $1,585,120 -30% 2,537 $625   $24,739,285 11
2008/09/02 5 $545,605 -66% 2,537 $215   $25,284,890 12
2008/09/03 4 $469,345 -14% 2,537 $185   $25,754,235 13
2008/09/04 5 $443,975 -5% 2,537 $175   $26,198,210 14
2008/09/05 7 $1,047,330 +136% 2,586 $405   $27,245,540 15
2008/09/06 7 $1,642,115 +57% 2,586 $635   $28,887,655 16
2008/09/07 6 $1,021,470 -38% 2,586 $395   $29,909,125 17
2008/09/08 4 $309,845 -70% 2,586 $120   $30,218,970 18
2008/09/09 5 $349,110 +13% 2,586 $135   $30,568,080 19
2008/09/10 6 $296,995 -15% 2,586 $115   $30,865,075 20
2008/09/11 5 $311,005 +5% 2,586 $120   $31,176,080 21
2008/09/12 10 $571,505 +84% 2,586 $221   $31,747,585 22
2008/09/13 10 $902,880 +58% 2,586 $349   $32,650,465 23
2008/09/14 9 $582,030 -36% 2,586 $225   $33,232,495 24
2008/09/15 11 $150,525 -74% 2,586 $58   $33,383,020 25
2008/09/16 11 $170,595 +13% 2,586 $66   $33,553,615 26
2008/09/17 11 $160,560 -6% 2,586 $62   $33,714,175 27
2008/09/18 11 $168,575 +5% 2,586 $65   $33,882,750 28
2008/09/19 14 $291,750 +73% 1,240 $235   $34,174,500 29
2008/09/20 12 $464,750 +59% 1,240 $375   $34,639,250 30
2008/09/21 12 $279,605 -40% 1,240 $225   $34,918,855 31
2008/09/22 14 $75,015 -73% 1,240 $60   $34,993,870 32
2008/09/23 - $86,755 +16% 1,240 $70   $35,080,625 33
2008/09/24 - $73,800 -15% 1,240 $60   $35,154,425 34
2008/09/25 - $74,225 +1% 1,240 $60   $35,228,650 35
2008/09/26 - $113,390 +53% 667 $170   $35,342,040 36
2008/09/27 - $190,095 +68% 667 $285   $35,532,135 37
2008/09/28 - $106,665 -44% 667 $160   $35,638,800 38
2008/09/29 - $33,150 -69% 667 $50   $35,671,950 39
2008/09/30 - $39,775 +20% 667 $60   $35,711,725 40
2008/10/01 - $33,350 -16% 667 $50   $35,745,075 41
2008/10/02 - $33,565 +1% 667 $50   $35,778,640 42
2008/10/03 - $47,880 +43% 266 $180   $35,826,520 43
2008/10/04 - $70,505 +47% 266 $265   $35,897,025 44
2008/10/05 - $42,560 -40% 266 $160   $35,939,585 45
2008/10/06 - $13,295 -69% 266 $50   $35,952,880 46
2008/10/07 - $14,550 +9% 266 $55   $35,967,430 47
2008/10/08 - $13,395 -8% 266 $50   $35,980,825 48
2008/10/09 - $14,505 +8% 266 $55   $35,995,330 49
2008/10/10 - $18,460 +27% 142 $130   $36,013,790 50
2008/10/11 - $29,110 +58% 142 $205   $36,042,900 51
2008/10/12 - $22,010 -24% 142 $155   $36,064,910 52
2008/10/13 - $11,360 -48% 142 $80   $36,076,270 53
2008/10/14 - $7,785 -31% 142 $55   $36,084,055 54
2008/10/15 - $6,390 -18% 142 $45   $36,090,445 55
2008/10/16 - $7,085 +11% 142 $50   $36,097,530 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/22 3 $16,849,530   2,532 $6,655   $16,849,530 7
2008/08/29 6 $9,348,680 -45% 2,537 $3,685   $26,198,210 14
2008/09/05 7 $4,977,870 -47% 2,586 $1,925   $31,176,080 21
2008/09/12 10 $2,706,670 -46% 2,007 $1,349   $33,882,750 28
2008/09/19 13 $1,345,900 -50% 1,240 $1,085   $35,228,650 35
2008/09/26 22 $549,990 -59% 667 $825   $35,778,640 42
2008/10/03 32 $216,690 -61% 266 $815   $35,995,330 49
2008/10/10 42 $102,200 -53% 142 $720   $36,097,530 56

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/28/20083641,840 641,840$13,472,222$13,472,2221
1/4/20098193,266-70% 835,106$4,056,653$17,528,8752
1/11/20092468,778-64% 903,884$1,443,650$18,972,5253
1/18/20092453,028-23% 956,912$1,113,058$20,085,5834
1/25/20092844,107-17% 1,001,019$881,699$20,967,2825

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