The Debt

The Debt poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,177,548Details
International Box Office $15,426,506
Worldwide Box Office $46,604,054
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,282,534 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,944,527 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,227,061
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Synopsis

In 1997, shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stefan about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished—or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
77% - Certified Fresh
Audience
66% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 31st, 2011 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: December 6th, 2011 by Lionsgate Miramax
MPAA Rating: R for some violence and language
(Rating bulletin 2109, 2/24/2010)
Keywords: Remake, War Crimes, Nazis, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Out of Retirement, Non-Chronological, One Last Job, Secret Agent, World War II, Foreign Language Remake, Foreign Language, Political
Source:Remake
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Marv Films

Blu-ray Sales: Hanging Out on Top

The Hangover II was the first of three new releases on top of this week's Blu-ray sales chart, selling 951,000 units while generating $16.89 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 42%, which was good for a comedy. More...

DVD Sales: Helping Itself to First Place

New releases took four or five of the top five spots on the DVD sales chart this week. (The Smurfs is a bit of a complicated case, but more on that in a second.) First place went to The Help with 1.75 million units sold generating $29.78 million in revenue. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 6th, 2011

I hate this time for year, because of the holidays. Due to the five-day Thanksgiving long weekend and the Christmas shipping rush, screeners are even more likely to arrive late. Most of the prime releases I'm supposed to review are still on route. It makes it hard to keep up to date on reviews, plus it makes it really hard to figure out what the Pick of the Week should be. The Help is in contention, but I want to see the Blu-ray first. In the end, I went with the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Extended Trilogy Box Set on Blu-ray. More...

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...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Painless Labor Marks End of Summer

We had a pleasant surprise over Labor Day long weekend as the holdover held on a lot better than expected, while the new releases were on par with expectations, at least on average. (One struggled, one came within a rounding error of the weekend prediction, and one crushed expectations.) This led to a total box office haul of $107 million from Friday through Sunday and $137 million if you include Monday. By comparison, last year the total box office was $106 million / $133 million. It was a close win, but a win's a win. Overall 2011 is behind 2010 by 4% at $7.46 billion to $7.78 billion. There's a slim chance 2011 will close the gap and come out on top in the end, but in order to do that, it will need to earn bigger victories than it did this weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Labor Day Weekend be a Painful End to Summer?

Summer officially ends at the box office this weekend, although looking at the numbers it's clear that summer ended weeks ago. The selection of new releases includes two horror films that were not screened for critics and a film that I don't think it would be unfair to call busted Oscar bait. There is a chance all three films will bomb and The Help will remain in first place for the third week in a row. On the opposite end of that scale, all three films could find an audience and 2011 could squeak out a win over 2010. 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

Helen Mirren    Rachel Singer
Sam Worthington    Young David
Jessica Chastain    Young Rachel
Marton Csokas    Young Steven
Tom Wilkinson    Stefan
Ciaran Hinds    David
Romi Aboulafia    Sarah
Jesper Christensen    Dieter Vogel

Production and Technical Credits

Director    John Madden
Producer    Kris Thykier
Producer    Matthew Vaughn
Producer    Eduardo Rossoff
Screenwriter    Matthew Vaughn
Producer    Eitan Evan
Screenwriter    Jane Goldman
Screenwriter    Peter Straughan
Executive Producer    Tarquin Pack
Cinematographer    Ben Davis
Editor    Alexander Berner
Composer    Thomas Newman
Production Designer    Jim Clay
Costume Designer    Natalie Ward
Sound Mixer    Peter Lindsay
Supervising Sound Editor    Ian Wilson
Re-recording Mixer    Tim Cavain
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Single
Special Effects Supervisor    Stuart Brisdon
Assistant Director    Deborah Saban
Casting    Michel Guish

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/31 2 $970,532   1,786 $543   $970,532 1
2011/09/01 2 $930,882 -4% 1,786 $521   $1,901,414 2
2011/09/02 4 $2,631,999 +183% 1,826 $1,441   $4,533,413 3
2011/09/03 2 $3,658,555 +39% 1,826 $2,004   $8,191,968 4
2011/09/04 2 $3,618,945 -1% 1,826 $1,982   $11,810,913 5
2011/09/05 2 $2,942,101 -19% 1,826 $1,611   $14,753,014 6
2011/09/06 2 $938,212 -68% 1,826 $514   $15,691,226 7
2011/09/07 2 $749,060 -20% 1,826 $410   $16,440,286 8
2011/09/08 2 $656,670 -12% 1,826 $360   $17,096,956 9
2011/09/09 4 $1,433,487 +118% 1,876 $764   $18,530,443 10
2011/09/10 3 $2,187,037 +53% 1,876 $1,166   $20,717,480 11
2011/09/11 4 $1,150,196 -47% 1,876 $613   $21,867,676 12
2011/09/12 4 $359,677 -69% 1,876 $192   $22,227,353 13
2011/09/13 4 $539,800 +50% 1,876 $288   $22,767,153 14
2011/09/14 4 $421,667 -22% 1,876 $225   $23,188,820 15
2011/09/15 4 $432,980 +3% 1,876 $231   $23,621,800 16
2011/09/16 8 $870,197 +101% 1,831 $475   $24,491,997 17
2011/09/17 7 $1,368,632 +57% 1,831 $747   $25,860,629 18
2011/09/18 8 $703,802 -49% 1,831 $384   $26,564,431 19
2011/09/19 8 $243,096 -65% 1,831 $133   $26,807,527 20
2011/09/20 7 $351,492 +45% 1,831 $192   $27,159,019 21
2011/09/21 7 $269,163 -23% 1,831 $147   $27,428,182 22
2011/09/22 7 $278,281 +3% 1,831 $152   $27,706,463 23
2011/09/23 12 $357,916 +29% 1,067 $335   $28,064,379 24
2011/09/24 11 $596,800 +67% 1,067 $559   $28,661,179 25
2011/09/25 11 $305,895 -49% 1,067 $287   $28,967,074 26
2011/09/26 11 $103,657 -66% 1,067 $97   $29,070,731 27
2011/09/27 11 $130,128 +26% 1,067 $122   $29,200,859 28
2011/09/28 11 $111,354 -14% 1,067 $104   $29,312,213 29
2011/09/29 11 $132,654 +19% 1,067 $124   $29,444,867 30
2011/09/30 - $171,225 +29% 603 $284   $29,616,092 31
2011/10/01 - $310,543 +81% 603 $515   $29,926,635 32
2011/10/02 - $147,116 -53% 603 $244   $30,073,751 33
2011/10/03 - $53,895 -63% 603 $89   $30,127,646 34
2011/10/04 - $69,005 +28% 603 $114   $30,196,651 35
2011/10/05 - $62,601 -9% 603 $104   $30,259,252 36
2011/10/06 - $56,585 -10% 603 $94   $30,315,837 37
2011/10/07 - $65,517 +16% 358 $183   $30,381,354 38
2011/10/08 - $108,701 +66% 358 $304   $30,490,055 39
2011/10/09 - $74,711 -31% 358 $209   $30,564,766 40
2011/10/10 - $41,769 -44% 358 $117   $30,606,535 41
2011/10/11 - $32,375 -22% 358 $90   $30,638,910 42
2011/10/12 - $30,980 -4% 358 $87   $30,669,890 43
2011/10/13 - $33,515 +8% 358 $94   $30,703,405 44
2011/10/14 - $45,065 +34% 200 $225   $30,748,470 45
2011/10/15 - $84,814 +88% 200 $424   $30,833,284 46
2011/10/16 - $41,978 -51% 200 $210   $30,875,262 47
2011/10/17 - $18,489 -56% 200 $92   $30,893,751 48
2011/10/18 - $20,428 +10% 200 $102   $30,914,179 49
2011/10/19 - $19,868 -3% 200 $99   $30,934,047 50
2011/10/20 - $18,027 -9% 200 $90   $30,952,074 51
2011/10/21 - $28,239 +57% 119 $237   $30,980,313 52
2011/10/22 - $47,825 +69% 119 $402   $31,028,138 53
2011/10/23 - $24,486 -49% 119 $206   $31,052,624 54
2011/10/24 - $8,474 -65% 119 $71   $31,061,098 55
2011/10/25 - $12,298 +45% 119 $103   $31,073,396 56
2011/10/26 - $11,750 -4% 119 $99   $31,085,146 57
2011/10/27 - $11,237 -4% 119 $94   $31,096,383 58
2011/10/28 - $13,346 +19% 87 $153   $31,109,729 59
2011/10/29 - $22,667 +70% 87 $261   $31,132,396 60
2011/10/30 - $14,174 -37% 87 $163   $31,146,570 61
2011/10/31 - $8,459 -40% 87 $97   $31,155,029 62
2011/11/01 - $8,521 +1% 87 $98   $31,163,550 63
2011/11/02 - $6,826 -20% 87 $78   $31,170,376 64
2011/11/03 - $7,172 +5% 87 $82   $31,177,548 65

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/02 2 $9,909,499   1,826 $5,427   $11,810,913 5
2011/09/09 4 $4,770,720 -52% 1,876 $2,543   $21,867,676 12
2011/09/16 7 $2,942,631 -38% 1,831 $1,607   $26,564,431 19
2011/09/23 11 $1,260,611 -57% 1,067 $1,181   $28,967,074 26
2011/09/30 14 $628,884 -50% 603 $1,043   $30,073,751 33
2011/10/07 21 $248,929 -60% 358 $695   $30,564,766 40
2011/10/14 28 $171,857 -31% 200 $859   $30,875,262 47
2011/10/21 39 $100,550 -41% 119 $845   $31,052,624 54
2011/10/28 47 $50,187 -50% 87 $577   $31,146,570 61

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/11/201113111,139 111,139$1,888,252$1,888,2521
12/25/20112986,433 197,572$1,468,497$3,356,7483
1/1/20123041,391-52% 238,963$703,233$4,059,9814

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/11/20111742,813 42,813$1,069,907$1,069,9071

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