Drive

Drive poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,060,689Details
International Box Office $42,994,136
Worldwide Box Office $78,054,825
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,143,042 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $8,479,552 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,622,594
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Synopsis

Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene, a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard. After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they're coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
93% - Certified Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 16th, 2011 (Wide) by FilmDistrict
Video Release: January 31st, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2175, 6/8/2011)
Keywords: Car Chase, Revenge, Heist, Stuntman, Movie Business, One Last Job, Life on the Outside, Organized Crime, Unnamed Character
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: Lady and the Vamp

New releases took the top three spots on this week's Blu-ray sales chart, although the number one Blu-ray wasn't a new film. Lady and the Tramp came out in theaters more than 50 years ago, but it made its Blu-ray debut selling 949,000 units and generating $23.72 million. More...

DVD Sales: Searching for Treasure on the Home Market

While there were a lot of new releases on this week's DVD sales chart, it was clearly a case of quantity over quality as even the best selling release was merely mediocre. Treasure Buddies was top dog with sales of 381,000 units / $6.47 million during its opening week. This is roughly in line with the previous installment, but below average for the franchise. More...

Blu-ray Sales: In the Driver's Seat

New releases dominated the Blu-ray sales chart with as many as four in the top five. (Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a bit of an odd case, but more on that in a second.) Drive led the way with 420,000 units / $8.39 million giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 57%. This is a great opening compared to the film's theatrical run. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 31st, 2012

It's kind of an unusual week on the home market with five first run releases coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. However, all five films missed expectations in one degree or another. Some were outright bombs by anyone's definition, while others were expected to struggle to find a large audience, just not by as much as they did. That is not to say they were all bad movies. In fact one of them, Drive, has done quite well during Awards Season and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is a contender for Pick of the Week. Its main competition is To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition, which is also coming out on a Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's a coin toss, but I'm going with the latter over the former. More...

2012 Awards Season: Hugo and The Artist Compete for Oscar Glory

Yesterday was one of the biggest days during Awards Season as The Oscar nominations were announced in the morning. It was a two horse race for top spot as far as the big winners are concerned. Hugo earned the most nominations with eleven, while The Artist was right behind with ten. However, one could argue The Artist is the bigger winner, as more of its nominations were in the more prestigious categories. More...

Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece. More...

Awards Season: Early Nods Speak Volumes

As it does every year, Independent Spirit Award nominations kick off the unofficial start of Awards Season. This year there were two films that topped the list of nominations: The Artist and Take Shelter. Both of those films earned five nominations, but they weren't the only films to be singled out. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases are Money, King Still Reigns

It was a very good weekend at the box office, compared to the average for this time of year. None of the four wide releases were real bombs, although a couple opened soft, they were within the range of expectations. Also, The Lion King held on even better than expected leading the way for the second weekend in a row. This helped the film grow just over 16% from last weekend to $117 million. More importantly, the overall box office was close to 17% higher than this weekend last year. Not only did The Lion King top Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps's opening, so did Moneyball and Dolphin Tale. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010 by 4% at $7.85 billion to $8.14 billion, but a few more wins like this and that gap will start to close. More...

Contest: Pare Down the Competition: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Pare Down the Competition contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lion King is the Driving Force at the Box Office

There were three new wide releases this past weekend, but it was a re-release, The Lion King, that dominated at the box office. This success is really good news, because all three new wide releases, Drive, I Don't Know How She Does It, and Straw Dogs, missed expectations. The overall movie industry generated just over $101 million this weekend, compared to $82 million last weekend, which is a 24% increase. This weekend last year, the overall box office was just under $101 million, so yes, 2011 squeezed out a win this week, even if it was by less than 1%. Year-to-date, 2011 has earned $7.70 billion, compared to $8.01 billion it earned last year. We are going to need to see some big wins over the coming weeks if 2011 is going to have a shot at closing that gap by the end of December. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Lion Be King?

It could be an interesting week at the box office, with three films opening wide, Drive, I Don't Know How She Does It, and Straw Dogs, plus a fourth film being re-released wide, The Lion King. There's a lot of uncertainty in the box office predictions for the weekend and I've seen various predictions that have Drive winning the weekend, Contagion repeating on top, and some say The Lion King's 3D conversion will boost it to number one. Unfortunately, while there's a wide range of opinion regarding what film will top the box office chart, there are very few people who think this weekend will be as strong as last year when The Town opened with nearly $24 million and Easy A earned close to $18 million. It's unlikely the top two films will earn that much this year and we don't have the same depth either. More...

Contest: Pare Down the Competition

Next week is another busy week with four wide releases. Unfortunately, none of them look like massive hits, which makes it harder to predict which film will come out on top and how much it will make. Fortunately, we have three prizes this week, so no matter how far off your prediction is, you still have a chance of winning. As for the target film, at this point, it appears I Don't Know How She Does It will open in the most theaters, but I think Drive will open the fastest, so it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Drive. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Madea's Big Happy Family on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Meet the Browns: Season One on DVD. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen and they will win a copy of Laugh to Keep From Crying: The Play on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! 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

Ryan Gosling    Driver
Carey Mulligan    Irene
Bryan Cranston    Shannon
Christina Hendricks    Blanche
Ron Perlman    Nino
Oscar Isaac    Standard
Albert Brooks    Bernie Rose

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Nicolas Winding Refn
Executive Producer    William Lischak
Executive Producer    Gary Michael Walters
Executive Producer    David Lancaster
Executive Producer    Linda McDonough
Producer    John Palermo
Producer    Adam Siegel
Producer    Michel Litvak
Producer    Gigi Pritzker
Producer    Marc Platt
Story Creator    James Sallis
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Stott
Screenwriter    Hossein Amini

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 3 $4,009,445   2,886 $1,389   $4,009,445 1
2011/09/17 3 $4,426,693 +10% 2,886 $1,534   $8,436,138 2
2011/09/18 3 $2,904,323 -34% 2,886 $1,006   $11,340,461 3
2011/09/19 2 $1,043,621 -64% 2,886 $362   $12,384,082 4
2011/09/20 2 $1,316,899 +26% 2,886 $456   $13,700,981 5
2011/09/21 2 $987,642 -25% 2,886 $342   $14,688,623 6
2011/09/22 3 $964,752 -2% 2,886 $334   $15,653,375 7
2011/09/23 7 $1,866,646 +93% 2,904 $643   $17,520,021 8
2011/09/24 7 $2,402,725 +29% 2,904 $827   $19,922,746 9
2011/09/25 7 $1,494,627 -38% 2,904 $515   $21,417,373 10
2011/09/26 7 $498,981 -67% 2,904 $172   $21,916,354 11
2011/09/27 7 $668,948 +34% 2,904 $230   $22,585,302 12
2011/09/28 7 $539,158 -19% 2,904 $186   $23,124,460 13
2011/09/29 7 $588,854 +9% 2,904 $203   $23,713,315 14
2011/09/30 11 $1,008,638 +71% 1,974 $511   $24,721,953 15
2011/10/01 11 $1,444,333 +43% 1,974 $732   $26,166,286 16
2011/10/02 11 $836,744 -42% 1,974 $424   $27,003,029 17
2011/10/03 11 $290,768 -65% 1,974 $147   $27,293,797 18
2011/10/04 12 $361,342 +24% 1,974 $183   $27,655,139 19
2011/10/05 12 $304,276 -16% 1,974 $154   $27,959,415 20
2011/10/06 12 $305,907 +1% 1,974 $155   $28,265,322 21
2011/10/07 14 $545,408 +78% 1,330 $410   $28,810,730 22
2011/10/08 14 $761,733 +40% 1,330 $573   $29,572,463 23
2011/10/09 14 $535,422 -30% 1,330 $403   $30,107,885 24
2011/10/10 14 $283,285 -47% 1,330 $213   $30,391,170 25
2011/10/11 14 $215,243 -24% 1,330 $162   $30,606,413 26
2011/10/12 13 $197,140 -8% 1,330 $148   $30,803,553 27
2011/10/13 14 $193,753 -2% 1,330 $146   $30,997,306 28
2011/10/14 - $338,641 +75% 703 $482   $31,335,947 29
2011/10/15 - $471,075 +39% 703 $670   $31,807,022 30
2011/10/16 - $306,433 -35% 703 $436   $32,113,455 31
2011/10/17 - $112,616 -63% 703 $160   $32,226,071 32
2011/10/18 - $128,302 +14% 703 $183   $32,354,373 33
2011/10/19 - $113,986 -11% 703 $162   $32,468,359 34
2011/10/20 14 $112,090 -2% 703 $159   $32,580,449 35
2011/10/21 - $187,140 +67% 367 $510   $32,767,589 36
2011/10/22 - $254,343 +36% 367 $693   $33,021,932 37
2011/10/23 - $167,051 -34% 367 $455   $33,188,983 38
2011/10/24 - $65,435 -61% 367 $178   $33,254,418 39
2011/10/25 - $75,079 +15% 367 $205   $33,329,497 40
2011/10/26 - $64,069 -15% 367 $175   $33,393,566 41
2011/10/27 - $59,908 -6% 367 $163   $33,453,474 42
2011/10/28 - $74,549 +24% 194 $384   $33,528,023 43
2011/10/29 - $111,295 +49% 194 $574   $33,639,318 44
2011/10/30 - $81,620 -27% 194 $421   $33,720,938 45
2011/10/31 - $29,738 -64% 194 $153   $33,750,676 46
2011/11/01 - $39,561 +33% 194 $204   $33,790,237 47
2011/11/02 - $35,143 -11% 194 $181   $33,825,380 48
2011/11/03 - $41,728 +19% 194 $215   $33,867,108 49
2011/11/04 - $62,003 +49% 136 $456   $33,929,111 50
2011/11/05 - $83,252 +34% 136 $612   $34,012,363 51
2011/11/06 - $52,279 -37% 136 $384   $34,064,642 52
2011/11/07 - $20,290 -61% 136 $149   $34,084,932 53
2011/11/08 - $25,793 +27% 136 $190   $34,110,725 54
2011/11/09 - $20,292 -21% 136 $149   $34,131,017 55
2011/11/10 - $22,828 +12% 136 $168   $34,153,845 56
2011/11/11 - $33,907 +49% 75 $452   $34,187,752 57
2011/11/12 - $45,942 +35% 75 $613   $34,233,694 58
2011/11/13 - $25,617 -44% 75 $342   $34,259,311 59
2011/11/14 - $9,700 -62% 75 $129   $34,269,011 60
2011/11/15 - $13,282 +37% 75 $177   $34,282,293 61
2011/11/16 - $11,103 -16% 75 $148   $34,293,396 62
2011/11/17 - $7,951 -28% 75 $106   $34,301,347 63
2011/11/18 - $17,755 +123% 46 $386   $34,319,102 64
2011/11/19 - $26,670 +50% 46 $580   $34,345,772 65
2011/11/20 - $17,350 -35% 46 $377   $34,363,122 66
2011/11/21 - $6,858 -60% 46 $149   $34,369,980 67
2011/11/22 - $8,667 +26% 46 $188   $34,378,647 68
2011/11/23 - $14,195 +64% 46 $309   $34,392,842 69
2011/11/24 - $14,068 -1% 46 $306   $34,406,910 70
2011/11/25 - $33,698 +140% 93 $362   $34,440,608 71
2011/11/26 - $36,991 +10% 93 $398   $34,477,599 72
2011/11/27 - $22,655 -39% 93 $244   $34,500,254 73
2011/11/28 - $8,487 -63% 93 $91   $34,508,741 74
2011/11/29 - $10,151 +20% 93 $109   $34,518,892 75
2011/11/30 - $9,410 -7% 93 $101   $34,528,302 76
2011/12/01 - $9,505 +1% 93 $102   $34,537,807 77
2011/12/02 - $19,369 +104% 86 $225   $34,557,176 78
2011/12/03 - $26,132 +35% 86 $304   $34,583,308 79
2011/12/04 - $15,014 -43% 86 $175   $34,598,322 80
2011/12/05 - $7,195 -52% 86 $84   $34,605,517 81
2011/12/06 - $8,292 +15% 86 $96   $34,613,809 82
2011/12/07 - $7,292 -12% 86 $85   $34,621,101 83
2011/12/08 - $7,944 +9% 86 $92   $34,629,045 84
2011/12/09 - $15,030 +89% 70 $215   $34,644,075 85
2011/12/10 - $20,096 +34% 70 $287   $34,664,171 86
2011/12/11 - $13,326 -34% 70 $190   $34,677,497 87
2011/12/12 - $6,582 -51% 70 $94   $34,684,079 88
2011/12/13 - $7,122 +8% 70 $102   $34,691,201 89
2011/12/14 - $6,875 -3% 70 $98   $34,698,076 90
2011/12/15 - $6,330 -8% 70 $90   $34,704,406 91
2011/12/16 - $11,906 +88% 56 $213   $34,716,312 92
2011/12/17 - $17,023 +43% 56 $304   $34,733,335 93
2011/12/18 - $13,018 -24% 56 $232   $34,746,353 94
2011/12/19 - $6,673 -49% 56 $119   $34,753,026 95
2011/12/20 - $7,717 +16% 56 $138   $34,760,743 96
2011/12/21 - $8,911 +15% 56 $159   $34,769,654 97
2011/12/22 - $5,671 -36% 56 $101   $34,775,325 98
2011/12/23 - $5,263 -7% 26 $202   $34,780,588 99
2011/12/24 - $2,558 -51% 26 $98   $34,783,146 100
2011/12/25 - $4,058 +59% 26 $156   $34,787,204 101
2011/12/26 - $6,144 +51% 26 $236   $34,793,348 102
2011/12/27 - $4,489 -27% 26 $173   $34,797,837 103
2011/12/28 - $5,139 +14% 26 $198   $34,802,976 104
2011/12/29 - $5,553 +8% 26 $214   $34,808,529 105
2011/12/30 - $8,519 +53% 25 $341   $34,817,048 106
2011/12/31 - $3,683 -57% 25 $147   $34,820,731 107
2012/01/01 - $12,316 +234% 25 $493   $34,833,047 108
2012/01/02 - $7,144 -42% 25 $286   $34,840,191 109
2012/01/03 - $4,452 -38% 25 $178   $34,844,643 110
2012/01/04 - $4,934 +11% 25 $197   $34,849,577 111
2012/01/05 - $5,800 +18% 25 $232   $34,855,377 112
2012/01/06 - $19,100 +229% 30 $637   $34,874,477 113
2012/01/07 - $22,138 +16% 30 $738   $34,896,615 114
2012/01/08 - $14,970 -32% 30 $499   $34,911,585 115
2012/01/09 - $5,131 -66% 30 $171   $34,916,716 116
2012/01/10 - $7,138 +39% 30 $238   $34,923,854 117
2012/01/11 - $6,573 -8% 30 $219   $34,930,427 118
2012/01/12 - $6,962 +6% 30 $232   $34,937,389 119
2012/01/13 - $8,334 +20% 32 $260   $34,945,723 120
2012/01/14 - $11,456 +37% 32 $358   $34,957,179 121
2012/01/15 - $9,037 -21% 32 $282   $34,966,216 122
2012/01/16 - $6,501 -28% 32 $203   $34,972,717 123
2012/01/17 - $3,205 -51% 32 $100   $34,975,922 124
2012/01/18 - $4,021 +25% 32 $126   $34,979,943 125
2012/01/19 - $3,978 -1% 32 $124   $34,983,921 126
2012/01/20 - $7,921 +99% 33 $240   $34,991,842 127
2012/01/21 - $12,613 +59% 33 $382   $35,004,455 128
2012/01/22 - $6,009 -52% 33 $182   $35,010,464 129
2012/01/23 - $3,076 -49% 33 $93   $35,013,540 130
2012/01/24 - $3,332 +8% 33 $101   $35,016,872 131
2012/01/25 - $3,662 +10% 33 $111   $35,020,534 132
2012/01/26 - $3,254 -11% 33 $99   $35,023,788 133
2012/01/27 - $4,848 +49% 23 $211   $35,028,636 134
2012/01/28 - $4,963 +2% 23 $216   $35,033,599 135
2012/01/29 - $3,586 -28% 23 $156   $35,037,185 136
2012/01/30 - $1,294 -64% 23 $56   $35,038,479 137
2012/01/31 - $1,553 +20% 23 $68   $35,040,032 138
2012/02/01 - $1,607 +3% 23 $70   $35,041,639 139
2012/02/02 - $1,298 -19% 23 $56   $35,042,937 140
2012/02/03 - $4,987 +284% 22 $227   $35,047,924 141
2012/02/04 - $5,612 +13% 22 $255   $35,053,536 142
2012/02/05 - $1,373 -76% 22 $62   $35,054,909 143
2012/02/06 - $1,171 -15% 22 $53   $35,056,080 144
2012/02/07 - $1,491 +27% 22 $68   $35,057,571 145
2012/02/08 - $1,561 +5% 22 $71   $35,059,132 146
2012/02/09 - $1,557 n/c 22 $71   $35,060,689 147

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 3 $11,340,461   2,886 $3,929   $11,340,461 3
2011/09/23 7 $5,763,998 -49% 2,904 $1,985   $21,417,373 10
2011/09/30 11 $3,289,714 -43% 1,974 $1,667   $27,003,029 17
2011/10/07 14 $1,842,563 -44% 1,330 $1,385   $30,107,885 24
2011/10/14 16 $1,116,149 -39% 703 $1,588   $32,113,455 31
2011/10/21 18 $608,534 -45% 367 $1,658   $33,188,983 38
2011/10/28 22 $267,464 -56% 194 $1,379   $33,720,938 45
2011/11/04 31 $197,534 -26% 136 $1,452   $34,064,642 52
2011/11/11 36 $105,466 -47% 75 $1,406   $34,259,311 59
2011/11/18 39 $61,775 -41% 46 $1,343   $34,363,122 66
2011/11/25 39 $93,344 +51% 93 $1,004   $34,500,254 73
2011/12/02 44 $60,515 -35% 86 $704   $34,598,322 80
2011/12/09 43 $48,452 -20% 70 $692   $34,677,497 87
2011/12/16 43 $41,947 -13% 56 $749   $34,746,353 94
2011/12/23 48 $11,879 -72% 26 $457   $34,787,204 101
2011/12/30 51 $24,518 +106% 25 $981   $34,833,047 108
2012/01/06 45 $56,208 +129% 30 $1,874   $34,911,585 115
2012/01/13 51 $28,827 -49% 32 $901   $34,966,216 122
2012/01/20 52 $26,543 -8% 33 $804   $35,010,464 129
2012/01/27 58 $13,397 -50% 23 $582   $35,037,185 136
2012/02/03 59 $11,972 -11% 22 $544   $35,054,909 143

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/5/20122278,940 278,940$4,340,306$4,340,3061
2/12/20121076,623-73% 355,563$1,140,150$5,480,4572
2/19/20122226,776-65% 382,339$438,859$5,919,3153
2/26/20122131,257+17% 413,596$486,359$6,405,6744
3/4/20122423,535-25% 437,131$352,790$6,758,4645
3/11/20122522,846-3% 459,977$342,462$7,100,9256
3/18/20122915,695-31% 475,672$263,990$7,364,9157

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/5/20121219,630 219,630$4,390,404$4,390,4041
2/12/2012447,325-78% 266,955$943,651$5,334,0552
2/19/2012732,917-30% 299,871$656,691$5,990,7463
2/26/2012917,272-48% 317,144$345,261$6,336,0074
3/4/2012199,758-44% 326,902$195,059$6,531,0665

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