The Eagle

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,490,041Details
International Box Office $16,564,665
Worldwide Box Office $36,054,706
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,659,733 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,041,220 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $6,700,953
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Synopsis

In 2nd-Century Britain, two men - master and slave - venture beyond the edge of the known world on a dangerous and obsessive quest that will push them beyond the boundaries of loyalty and betrayal, friendship and hatred, deceit and heroism. Adapted from Rosemary Sutcliff's classic novel The Eagle of the Ninth. In 140 AD, the Roman Empire extends all the way to Britain - though its grasp is incomplete, as the rebellious tribes of Caledonia (today's Scotland) hold sway in the far North. Marcus Aquila arrives in Britain, determined to restore the tarnished reputation of his father, Flavius Aquila. It was 20 years earlier that Rome's 5,000-strong Ninth Legion, under the command of Flavius and carrying their golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth, marched north into Caledonia. They never returned; Legion and Eagle simply vanished into the mists. Angered, the Roman Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of a wall to seal off the territory; Hadrianís Wall became the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire - the edge of the known world. Driven to become a brilliant soldier and now given command of a small fort in the southwest, Marcus bravely leads his troops during a siege. Commended by Rome for his bravery, yet discharged from the army because of his severe wounds, Marcus convalesces, demoralized, in the villa of his Uncle Aquila, a retired army man. When Marcus impulsively gets a young Briton's life spared at a gladiatorial contest, Aquila buys the Briton, Esca, to be Marcus' slave. Marcus is dismissive of Esca, who harbors a seething hatred of all things Roman. Yet Esca vows to serve the man who has saved his life. Hearing a rumor that the Eagle has been seen in a tribal temple in the far north, Marcus is galvanized into action, and sets off with Esca across Hadrian's Wall. But the highlands of Caledonia are a vast and savage wilderness, and Marcus must rely on his slave to navigate the region. When they encounter ex-Roman soldier Guern, Marcus realizes that the mystery of his father's disappearance may well be linked to the secret of his own slave's identity and loyalty - a secret all the more pressing when the two come face-to-face with the warriors of the fearsome Seal Prince.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
39% - Rotten
Audience
41% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Theatrical Release: February 11th, 2011 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: June 21st, 2011 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for battle sequences and some disturbing images
(Rating bulletin 2125, 6/16/2010)
Keywords: Foreign Language, Sword and Sandal, War
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: Expectations Adjusted Downward

The Adjustment Bureau led the way on this week's Blu-ray sales chart, but with just a fraction of last week's winning total. It sold 122,000 units and generated $2.87 million in consumer spending, which is very low for the number one film. However, its Blu-ray ratio was 35%, which is good for this type of film. (At its heart it is a romance, with a slice of science fiction thrown in.) More...

DVD Sales: New Releases are Really Wimpy

Several new DVD releases charted this week, and new releases even earned the top three spots on the chart. However, sales were very weak and they only placed that well due to the lack of substantial competition. The number one film on this week's DVD sales chart was Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Rodick Rules with just 255,000 units sold and $5.01 million in opening week consumer spending at retail. To put this into perspective, that's on par with the original film's second week on the home market. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 21st, 2011

It's another busy week for DVD / Blu-ray with four first-run releases coming out this week. Five if you include Cedar Rapids, which was had surprisingly brisk ticket sales in limited release. Cedar Rapids is also the only one of the big releases that I would consider for Pick of the Week honors. Despite the number of wide releases on this week's list, I'm going with an unorthodox choice for Pick of the Week, "Weird Al" Yankovic - Alpocalypse, but Louie: Season One on Blu-ray earns an honorable mention. More...

Unknown Finds Self On Top of Chart

It was a good news / bad news situation this weekend as a number of films missed expectations. However, the overall box office was still enough for 2011 to secure its first win, topping last year's box office $145 million to $134 million. Granted, this is not exactly a fair comparison, as it was President's Day long weekend this year and it wasn't last year, but when you've had a 14-week losing streak, you will take any win that you can. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010's pace by nearly $400 million at $1.39 billion to $1.78 billion and there's little you can do to spin that into a positive. More...

Heartbreaking Start to the Year

On the one hand, we are only six weeks into the year, which means it is far too early to push the panic button. On the other hand, there's everything else. It was yet another disappointing weekend at the box office with the top two films barely earning more than last year's number one movie. In fact, even if you ignored last year's number one movie, this year was still weaker in terms of ticket sales. The total box office was $149 million, which was 71% higher than last weekend, but while that seems impressive, it was still 27% lower than last year. 2011 is already closing in on $400 million behind 2010 at $1.17 billion to $1.54 billion. Maybe this coming weekend we can catch a break and finally turn things around. More...

Weekend Estimates: Bieber and Sandler Neck-and-Neck

Justin Bieber's popularity may not be restricted to Twitter after all.

This weekend's box office race is too close to call on Sunday morning after Justin Bieber: Never Say Never posted an impressive $30.26m opening weekend, enough to put it within striking distance of Just Go With It for top spot. The Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy is pegged at $31m by Sony Pictures, which makes it the favorite to win, but a 2% difference between the two films means that Bieber could still take the title if fans turn out in greater numbers than expected today. More...

Will 2011 Finally See Some Heat?

2011 is over a month old and we've only had one film that you could call a mid-level hit, two if you want to be generous. Worse still, none of 2010's holdovers have been big either. $100 million films opening in January are very rare, but films earning $100 million during the month of January are not that unusual. In fact, most years the biggest hit of January is a film released in December. So with no new releases or holdover pulling their weight, 2011 is off to a terrible start. This could be the weekend that changes that. Not only is it Valentine's Day weekend, but we should have the first $100 million hit of the year opening on Friday, plus a couple of potential mid-level hits. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the month, I was expecting two potential massive openings, but that appears less likely now. It also makes keeping pace with last year nearly impossible. More...

2011 Preview: February

January got off to about as bad a start as I feared, and already 2011 is behind 2010 by about $275 million. Even worse, last February was better than expected. Not only did Avatar add another $200 million to its coffers during the month, the new releases collectively topped expectations every week (even if some individual releases failed to do so). What does this mean going forward? It means 2011 will likely continue to lose ground on 2010. By the time March rolls around, the only thing box office watchers will be talking about is the slump. More...

Cast

Channing Tatum    Marcus Aquila
Jamie Bell    Esca
Donald Sutherland    Uncle Aquila
Mark Strong    Guern
Tahar Rahim    Seal Prince
Denis O'Hare    Lutorius

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Kevin MacDonald
Producer    Duncan Kenworthy
Screenwriter    Jeremy Brock
Story Creator    Rosemary Sutcliff
Executive Producer    Tessa Ross
Executive Producer    Charles Moore
Executive Producer    Miles Ketley
Co-Producer    Caroline Hewitt
Cinematographer    Anthony Dod Mantle
Production Designer    Michael Carlin
Editor    Justine Wright
Costume Designer    Michael O'Connor

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 4 $2,812,574   2,296 $1,225   $2,812,574 1
2011/02/12 5 $3,605,736 +28% 2,296 $1,570   $6,418,310 2
2011/02/13 4 $2,266,154 -37% 2,296 $987   $8,684,464 3
2011/02/14 7 $1,076,886 -52% 2,296 $469   $9,761,350 4
2011/02/15 5 $683,974 -36% 2,296 $298   $10,445,324 5
2011/02/16 5 $527,868 -23% 2,296 $230   $10,973,192 6
2011/02/17 5 $534,006 +1% 2,296 $233   $11,507,198 7
2011/02/18 9 $1,000,581 +87% 2,296 $436   $12,507,779 8
2011/02/19 9 $1,494,343 +49% 2,296 $651   $14,002,122 9
2011/02/20 8 $1,150,561 -23% 2,296 $501   $15,152,683 10
2011/02/21 8 $687,559 -40% 2,296 $299   $15,840,242 11
2011/02/22 8 $345,543 -50% 2,296 $150   $16,185,785 12
2011/02/23 8 $276,470 -20% 2,296 $120   $16,462,255 13
2011/02/24 8 $292,392 +6% 2,296 $127   $16,754,647 14
2011/02/25 13 $447,239 +53% 1,568 $285   $17,201,886 15
2011/02/26 13 $705,089 +58% 1,568 $450   $17,906,975 16
2011/02/27 11 $434,849 -38% 1,568 $277   $18,341,824 17
2011/02/28 12 $131,133 -70% 1,568 $84   $18,472,957 18
2011/03/01 14 $141,252 +8% 1,568 $90   $18,614,209 19
2011/03/02 14 $126,490 -10% 1,568 $81   $18,740,699 20
2011/03/03 11 $137,343 +9% 1,568 $88   $18,878,042 21
2011/03/04 - $75,010 -45% 327 $229   $18,953,052 22
2011/03/05 - $114,199 +52% 327 $349   $19,067,251 23
2011/03/06 - $76,171 -33% 327 $233   $19,143,422 24
2011/03/07 - $23,252 -69% 327 $71   $19,166,674 25
2011/03/08 - $26,051 +12% 327 $80   $19,192,725 26
2011/03/09 - $26,012 n/c 327 $80   $19,218,737 27
2011/03/10 - $25,914 n/c 327 $79   $19,244,651 28
2011/03/11 - $14,152 -45% 99 $143   $19,258,803 29
2011/03/12 - $20,998 +48% 99 $212   $19,279,801 30
2011/03/13 - $13,181 -37% 99 $133   $19,292,982 31
2011/03/14 - $6,476 -51% 99 $65   $19,299,458 32
2011/03/15 - $7,213 +11% 99 $73   $19,306,671 33
2011/03/16 - $6,063 -16% 99 $61   $19,312,734 34
2011/03/17 - $6,738 +11% 99 $68   $19,319,472 35
2011/03/18 - $14,779 +119% 99 $149   $19,334,251 36
2011/03/19 - $19,036 +29% 99 $192   $19,353,287 37
2011/03/20 - $12,265 -36% 99 $124   $19,365,552 38
2011/03/21 - $5,385 -56% 99 $54   $19,370,937 39
2011/03/22 - $6,539 +21% 99 $66   $19,377,476 40
2011/03/23 - $5,527 -15% 99 $56   $19,383,003 41
2011/03/24 - $5,745 +4% 99 $58   $19,388,748 42
2011/03/25 - $13,606 +137% 97 $140   $19,402,354 43
2011/03/26 - $19,556 +44% 97 $202   $19,421,910 44
2011/03/27 - $12,686 -35% 97 $131   $19,434,596 45
2011/03/28 - $5,434 -57% 97 $56   $19,440,030 46
2011/03/29 - $5,656 +4% 97 $58   $19,445,686 47
2011/03/30 - $4,992 -12% 97 $51   $19,450,678 48
2011/03/31 - $5,198 +4% 97 $54   $19,455,876 49
2011/04/01 - $7,292 +40% 57 $128   $19,463,168 50
2011/04/02 - $9,001 +23% 57 $158   $19,472,169 51
2011/04/03 - $6,215 -31% 57 $109   $19,478,384 52
2011/04/04 - $2,673 -57% 57 $47   $19,481,057 53
2011/04/05 - $3,224 +21% 57 $57   $19,484,281 54
2011/04/06 - $2,538 -21% 57 $45   $19,486,819 55
2011/04/07 - $3,222 +27% 57 $57   $19,490,041 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 4 $8,684,464   2,296 $3,782   $8,684,464 3
2011/02/18 9 $3,645,485 -58% 2,296 $1,588   $15,152,683 10
2011/02/25 12 $1,587,177 -56% 1,568 $1,012   $18,341,824 17
2011/03/04 25 $265,380 -83% 327 $812   $19,143,422 24
2011/03/11 50 $48,331 -82% 99 $488   $19,292,982 31
2011/03/18 47 $46,080 -5% 92 $501   $19,365,552 38
2011/03/25 51 $45,848 -1% 97 $473   $19,434,596 45
2011/04/01 60 $22,508 -51% 57 $395   $19,478,384 52

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/26/20116123,564 123,564$2,152,485$2,152,4851
7/3/20111643,334-65% 141,401$736,245$2,444,5722
7/10/20112123,968-45% 165,369$434,540$2,879,1123
7/17/20112813,074-45% 178,443$236,116$3,115,2284

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/26/2011636,765 36,765$858,464$858,4641
7/3/20111410,901-70% 47,666$250,605$1,109,0692

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