Defiance

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,644,813Details
International Box Office $13,623,932
Worldwide Box Office $42,268,745
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,050,064 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,050,064
Further financial details...

  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
57% - Rotten
Audience
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 31st, 2008 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Paramount Vantage
January 16th, 2009 (Wide) by Paramount Vantage
Video Release: June 2nd, 2009 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language
Running Time: 136 minutes
Keywords: World War II
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Paramount Vantage, Grosvenor Park, Bedford Falls

Cast

   Tuvia Bielski
Liev Schreiber    Zus Bielski
Jamie Bell    Asael Bielski
Alexa Davalos    Lilka Ticktin
Allan Corduner    Shimon Haretz
Mark Feuerstein    Isaac Malbin
Tomas Arana    Ben Zion Gulkowitz
Kate Fahy    Riva Reich
Jodhi May    Tamara Skidelsky
Mia Wasikowska    Chaya Dziencieslky

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Clayton Frohman
Screenwriter    Edward Zwick
Based on the book "Defiance"    Nachama Tec
Producer    Edward Zwick
Producer    Pieter Jan Brugge
Executive Producer    Marshall Herskovitz
Co-Producer    Clayton Frohman
Co-Producer    Roland Tec
Cinematographer    Eduardo Serra
Editor    Steven Rosenblum
Composer    James Newton Howard
Production Designer    Dan Weil
Supervising Art Director    Daran Fulham
Set Decorator    Veronique Melery
Costume Designer    Jenny Beavan
Sound Mixer    Petur Hliddal
Sound Designer    Lon Bender
Special Effects Coordinator    Neil Corbould
Visual Effects Supervisor    William Mesa
Stunt Coordinator    Steve Griffin
Associate Producer    Troy Putney
Associate Producer    Alisa S. Katz
Assistant Director    Darin Rivetti
Second Unit Director    Dan Lerner
Casting Director    Gail Stevens
Casting Director    Victoria Thomas
Special Effects Supervisor    Neil Corbould

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/31 - $25,237   2 $12,619   $25,237 1
2009/01/01 - $51,864 +106% 2 $25,932   $77,101 2
2009/01/02 - $39,406 -24% 2 $19,703   $116,507 3
2009/01/03 - $49,591 +26% 2 $24,796   $166,098 4
2009/01/04 - $34,516 -30% 2 $17,258   $200,614 5
2009/01/05 - $10,002 -71% 2 $5,001   $210,616 6
2009/01/06 - $10,243 +2% 2 $5,122   $220,859 7
2009/01/07 - $9,804 -4% 2 $4,902   $230,663 8
2009/01/08 - $10,171 +4% 2 $5,086   $240,834 9
2009/01/09 - $17,431 +71% 2 $8,716   $258,265 10
2009/01/10 - $30,570 +75% 2 $15,285   $288,835 11
2009/01/11 - $20,182 -34% 2 $10,091   $309,017 12
2009/01/12 - $7,679 -62% 2 $3,840   $316,696 13
2009/01/13 - $8,475 +10% 2 $4,238   $325,171 14
2009/01/14 - $8,912 +5% 2 $4,456   $334,083 15
2009/01/15 - $6,545 -27% 2 $3,273   $340,628 16
2009/01/16 8 $2,708,483 +41,282% 1,789 $1,514   $3,049,111 17
2009/01/17 7 $3,825,197 +41% 1,789 $2,138   $6,874,308 18
2009/01/18 7 $2,378,147 -38% 1,789 $1,329   $9,252,455 19
2009/01/19 7 $1,598,255 -33% 1,789 $893   $10,850,710 20
2009/01/20 6 $690,086 -57% 1,789 $386   $11,540,796 21
2009/01/21 5 $676,037 -2% 1,789 $378   $12,216,833 22
2009/01/22 6 $680,926 +1% 1,789 $381   $12,897,759 23
2009/01/23 12 $1,518,210 +123% 1,793 $847   $14,415,969 24
2009/01/24 10 $2,526,850 +66% 1,793 $1,409   $16,942,819 25
2009/01/25 9 $1,621,725 -36% 1,793 $904   $18,564,544 26
2009/01/26 9 $411,420 -75% 1,793 $229   $18,975,964 27
2009/01/27 7 $465,142 +13% 1,793 $259   $19,441,106 28
2009/01/28 9 $412,464 -11% 1,793 $230   $19,853,570 29
2009/01/29 9 $443,511 +8% 1,793 $247   $20,297,081 30
2009/01/30 14 $767,533 +73% 1,662 $462   $21,064,614 31
2009/01/31 14 $1,290,410 +68% 1,662 $776   $22,355,024 32
2009/02/01 14 $445,571 -65% 1,662 $268   $22,800,595 33
2009/02/02 12 $238,953 -46% 1,662 $144   $23,039,548 34
2009/02/03 12 $257,348 +8% 1,662 $155   $23,296,896 35
2009/02/04 13 $243,676 -5% 1,662 $147   $23,540,572 36
2009/02/05 13 $263,073 +8% 1,662 $158   $23,803,645 37
2009/02/06 - $367,020 +40% 858 $428   $24,170,665 38
2009/02/07 - $644,688 +76% 858 $751   $24,815,353 39
2009/02/08 - $381,614 -41% 858 $445   $25,196,967 40
2009/02/09 - $110,769 -71% 858 $129   $25,307,736 41
2009/02/10 - $120,051 +8% 858 $140   $25,427,787 42
2009/02/11 - $106,607 -11% 858 $124   $25,534,394 43
2009/02/12 - $117,934 +11% 858 $137   $25,652,328 44
2009/02/13 - $143,468 +22% 442 $325   $25,795,796 45
2009/02/14 - $336,961 +135% 442 $762   $26,132,757 46
2009/02/15 - $233,975 -31% 442 $529   $26,366,732 47
2009/02/16 24 $145,836 -38% 442 $330   $26,512,568 48
2009/02/17 - $66,651 -54% 442 $151   $26,579,219 49
2009/02/18 - $53,093 -20% 442 $120   $26,632,312 50
2009/02/19 - $60,276 +14% 442 $136   $26,692,588 51
2009/02/20 - $127,991 +112% 567 $226   $26,820,579 52
2009/02/21 - $231,116 +81% 567 $408   $27,051,695 53
2009/02/22 - $125,027 -46% 567 $221   $27,176,722 54
2009/02/23 - $46,969 -62% 567 $83   $27,223,691 55
2009/02/24 - $52,907 +13% 567 $93   $27,276,598 56
2009/02/25 - $45,368 -14% 567 $80   $27,321,966 57
2009/02/26 23 $50,034 +10% 567 $88   $27,372,000 58
2009/02/27 - $80,794 +61% 317 $255   $27,452,794 59
2009/02/28 - $152,236 +88% 317 $480   $27,605,030 60
2009/03/01 - $86,606 -43% 317 $273   $27,691,636 61
2009/03/02 - $27,944 -68% 317 $88   $27,719,580 62
2009/03/03 - $31,789 +14% 317 $100   $27,751,369 63
2009/03/04 - $29,533 -7% 317 $93   $27,780,902 64
2009/03/05 - $30,946 +5% 317 $98   $27,811,848 65
2009/03/06 - $53,808 +74% 249 $216   $27,865,656 66
2009/03/07 - $100,253 +86% 249 $403   $27,965,909 67
2009/03/08 - $55,749 -44% 249 $224   $28,021,658 68
2009/03/09 - $17,236 -69% 249 $69   $28,038,894 69
2009/03/10 - $22,949 +33% 249 $92   $28,061,843 70
2009/03/11 - $20,728 -10% 249 $83   $28,082,571 71
2009/03/12 - $22,315 +8% 249 $90   $28,104,886 72
2009/03/13 - $40,267 +80% 202 $199   $28,145,153 73
2009/03/14 - $73,473 +82% 202 $364   $28,218,626 74
2009/03/15 - $42,124 -43% 202 $209   $28,260,750 75
2009/03/16 - $14,485 -66% 202 $72   $28,275,235 76
2009/03/17 - $15,595 +8% 202 $77   $28,290,830 77
2009/03/18 - $15,651 n/c 202 $77   $28,306,481 78
2009/03/19 - $17,135 +9% 202 $85   $28,323,616 79
2009/03/20 - $17,777 +4% 118 $151   $28,341,393 80
2009/03/21 - $30,833 +73% 118 $261   $28,372,226 81
2009/03/22 - $18,757 -39% 118 $159   $28,390,983 82
2009/03/23 - $7,298 -61% 118 $62   $28,398,281 83
2009/03/24 - $8,847 +21% 118 $75   $28,407,128 84
2009/03/25 - $7,990 -10% 118 $68   $28,415,118 85
2009/03/26 - $7,572 -5% 118 $64   $28,422,690 86
2009/03/27 - $10,592 +40% 80 $132   $28,433,282 87
2009/03/28 - $23,457 +121% 80 $293   $28,456,739 88
2009/03/29 - $14,933 -36% 80 $187   $28,471,672 89
2009/03/30 - $3,530 -76% 80 $44   $28,475,202 90
2009/03/31 - $7,132 +102% 80 $89   $28,482,334 91
2009/04/01 - $4,152 -42% 80 $52   $28,486,486 92
2009/04/02 - $4,563 +10% 80 $57   $28,491,049 93
2009/04/03 - $6,386 +40% 52 $123   $28,497,435 94
2009/04/04 - $10,930 +71% 52 $210   $28,508,365 95
2009/04/05 - $6,319 -42% 52 $122   $28,514,684 96
2009/04/06 - $1,581 -75% 52 $30   $28,516,265 97
2009/04/07 - $2,569 +62% 52 $49   $28,518,834 98
2009/04/08 - $2,202 -14% 52 $42   $28,521,036 99
2009/04/09 - $2,179 -1% 52 $42   $28,523,215 100
2009/04/10 - $7,792 +258% 47 $166   $28,531,007 101
2009/04/11 - $13,463 +73% 47 $286   $28,544,470 102
2009/04/12 - $7,507 -44% 47 $160   $28,551,977 103
2009/04/13 - $3,801 -49% 47 $81   $28,555,778 104
2009/04/14 - $3,108 -18% 47 $66   $28,558,886 105
2009/04/15 - $2,550 -18% 47 $54   $28,561,436 106
2009/04/16 - $3,270 +28% 47 $70   $28,564,706 107
2009/04/17 - $2,661 -19% 30 $89   $28,567,367 108
2009/04/18 - $5,262 +98% 30 $175   $28,572,629 109
2009/04/19 - $2,896 -45% 30 $97   $28,575,525 110
2009/04/20 - $2,108 -27% 30 $70   $28,577,633 111
2009/04/21 - $1,695 -20% 30 $57   $28,579,328 112
2009/04/22 - $1,463 -14% 30 $49   $28,580,791 113
2009/04/23 - $1,410 -4% 30 $47   $28,582,201 114
2009/04/24 - $11,092 +687% 102 $109   $28,593,293 115
2009/04/25 - $16,624 +50% 102 $163   $28,609,917 116
2009/04/26 - $12,956 -22% 102 $127   $28,622,873 117
2009/04/27 - $4,559 -65% 102 $45   $28,627,432 118
2009/04/28 - $6,118 +34% 102 $60   $28,633,550 119
2009/04/29 - $5,576 -9% 102 $55   $28,639,126 120
2009/04/30 - $5,687 +2% 102 $56   $28,644,813 121

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/02 32 $123,513   2 $61,757   $200,614 5
2009/01/09 36 $68,183 -45% 2 $34,092   $309,017 12
2009/01/16 8 $8,911,827 +12,970% 1,789 $4,981   $9,252,455 19
2009/01/23 11 $5,666,785 -36% 1,793 $3,161   $18,564,544 26
2009/01/30 14 $2,503,514 -56% 1,662 $1,506   $22,800,595 33
2009/02/06 19 $1,393,322 -44% 858 $1,624   $25,196,967 40
2009/02/13 22 $714,404 -49% 442 $1,616   $26,366,732 47
2009/02/20 28 $484,134 -32% 567 $854   $27,176,722 54
2009/02/27 32 $319,636 -34% 317 $1,008   $27,691,636 61
2009/03/06 34 $209,810 -34% 249 $843   $28,021,658 68
2009/03/13 37 $155,864 -26% 202 $772   $28,260,750 75
2009/03/20 44 $67,367 -57% 118 $571   $28,390,983 82
2009/03/27 41 $48,982 -27% 80 $612   $28,471,672 89
2009/04/03 57 $23,635 -52% 52 $455   $28,514,684 96
2009/04/10 56 $28,762 +22% 47 $612   $28,551,977 103
2009/04/17 70 $10,819 -62% 30 $361   $28,575,525 110
2009/04/24 45 $40,672 +276% 102 $399   $28,622,873 117

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/7/20092358,104 358,104$6,134,322$6,134,3221
6/14/20096132,779-63% 490,883$2,255,915$8,390,2372
6/21/20097105,041-21% 595,924$1,228,980$9,619,2163
6/28/20092637,441-64% 633,365$636,123$10,255,3394
7/5/20092644,930+20% 678,295$718,431$10,973,7705
7/12/20093029,744-34% 708,039$445,863$11,419,6326

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