End of Watch

End of Watch poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $41,003,371Details
International Box Office $12,037,903
Worldwide Box Office $53,041,274
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,692,212 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $9,153,534 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $24,845,746
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Synopsis

End Of Watch follows two young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the mean streets of south central Los Angeles. Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city's most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 21st, 2012 (Wide) by Open Road
Video Release: January 22nd, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2234, 8/1/2012)
Keywords: Filmed By a Character, Epilogue, Surprise Twist, Hispanic, Organized Crime, Gangs, Human-Trafficking, Narcotics, Beat Cops, Buddy Cop, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Sales: January 27th, 2013: Watch Gets Taken Out in the End

There were four new releases in the top five of the DVD sales chart for the week of January 27th. However, Taken 2 was able to remain in first place with 516,000 units / $7.73 million over the week for totals of 1.68 million units / $27.55 million after two. More...

Blu-ray Sales: January 27th, 2013: End Begins On Top

New releases did well on the Blu-ray sales chart for the week of January 27th, 2013. This includes End of Watch, which earned first place with 428,000 units / $9.41 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just a hair over 50%, which is really impressive for this type of release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: End of Watch

End of Watch was released in September, which is usually a terrible sign. It didn't seem like a bad movie from the trailer, and there was a lot of buzz going in, but still, that release date is usually a death sentence. Its reviews turned out to be better than expected, award-worthy, in fact. But it was only able to become a midlevel hit. Granted, it was profitable thanks to its low budget and it is one of the best runs for the studio. Will it be able to find an audience on the home market? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 22nd, 2013

There are not a lot of big releases on this week's list with End of Watch being the biggest. Conveniently, it is also the best and it is the Pick of the Week on either DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: An Early Halloween Treat

September ended on a record-breaking note as Hotel Transylvania finally bumped Sweet Home Alabama out of top spot on the September weekend list. That record lasted a full decade, which is amazing given the total ticket price inflation since 2002. Not only did Hotel Transylvania crush predictions, Looper also did a little bit better than predicted, a tiny bit better than predicted. This is true of just about every film in the top ten, and every little bit helps. Overall, the weekend box office surged 30% from last weekend to $118 million, which was 19% higher than the same weekend last year. Let's hope this is more than a momentary blip and the beginning of a new winning streak. More...

Weekend Predictions: A Vacancy for New Releases

There are two wide releases coming out this week that should be in a relatively close race for first place, plus an also-ran that will mostly be forgotten. Last week I thought Looper would win the weekend over Hotel Transylvania; however, that's probably not going to happen. Looper is definitely the better movie, but Hotel Transylvania is opening in more theaters than expected, while Looper is opening in less than expected. Both should do decent business, at least compared to the rest of September's new releases. On the other hand, Won't Back Down will likely struggle just to reach the top five. There's one more new release with a shot at a spot in the top ten, Pitch Perfect. It's opening in more than 300 theaters, which is a risky proposition. If it does open in the top ten, it could expand wide next weekend. I don't think it is very likely, but I'll have more to say with the limited release report. Last year there were four wide releases, but none of them cracked $10 million. The number one film was Dolphin Tale at just under $13 million. If we don't top that this year, we are in a world of trouble. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: End Starts on Top

It was another terrible week at the box office with only one of the four wide releases matching pre-weekend predictions. End of Watch was able to come out on top and it was only the second time an Open Road release was able to do that. The rest of the films ranged from a little disappointing to, 'Please don't make me talk about this; it's depressing.' The overall box office rose by 5.1% from last week to $90, but that's a staggering 23% lower than the same weekend last year. Yes, year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but its lead continues to shrink reaching just 2.5% at $7.92 billion to $7.73 billion. Ticket sales are just 1.3% higher than last year's pace and the upcoming releases don't seem particularly strong, so by the end of October, we could officially be in trouble. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Be in Trouble?

This weekend there are four wide releases, which is too many. The odds are at least one, more likely two films will miss reaching their full potential. That's under normal circumstances. The box office is clearly sub-normal at the moment. The widest release of the week is Trouble with the Curve, but its Tomatometer Score has fallen from close to 90% to barely more than 60%. At this pace, by the time the weekend starts, it will be below the overall positive level. House at the End of the Street has good buzz, but still no reviews, and that is troubling. Dredd's reviews are shockingly good, but the film has had trouble escaping the remake stink. Finally, End of Watch is also earning great reviews, but its studio has a really bad track record at the box office. By comparison, last year there were four wide releases, none of which earned more than $20 million; however, three of them did earn more than $10 million and the fourth came close, while The Lion King won the weekend with more than $20 million. I think it will be another loss for 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. It likely won't be close. More...

2012 Preview: September

August is over and let's just be glad we never have to talk about that month again. It is too early to tell how a couple of the wide releases from the month will do, but of the other fourteen we have solid numbers for, none of them were a pleasant surprise. There were a few that were mildly disappointing, but likely still profitable. There were also a few that were "What were they thinking?" level of box office bomb. This September, there about a dozen films opening wide, depending on your definition of wide. (Plus, For A Good Time, Call might expand wide on the 14th, while The Master is opening in limited release on the 14th, but might expand wide before the end of the month. "Might" is the key here. I don't think either will get it done.) None of the dozen films are likely to get to $100 million. In fact, there's a good chance no film opening this month will get to $75 million in total. The biggest film of the month could be Finding Nemo, which is getting a 3D Re-release. As long as the movie going public hasn't tired of 3D re-releases, it should be a hit, but there are signs that the trend might be ending soon. There are a few others that should become midlevel hits, but most will struggle to find an audience. Last September was not terrible with one $100 million film and a few other midlevel hits. For 2012 to come out ahead, it will have to rely on depth, and I'm more than a little worried in that regard. More...

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal    Brian Taylor
Michael Peņa    Mike Zavala
Anna Kendrick    Janet
Natalie Martinez    Gabby
Frank Grillo    Sarge
America Ferrera    Orazco
David Harbour    Van Hauser
Jaime Fitzsimmons    Captian Resse
Cody Horn    Davis
Ron Rogge    Pastor Simons (Uncredited)

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Ayer
Screenwriter    David Ayer
Producer    John Lesher
Producer    David Ayer
Producer    Nigel Sinclair
Producer    Matt Jackson
Executive Producer    Randall Emmett
Executive Producer    Stepan Martirosyan
Executive Producer    Remington Chase
Executive Producer    Adam Kassan
Executive Producer    Chrisann Verges
Executive Producer    Guy East
Executive Producer    Tobin Armbrust
Executive Producer    Jake Gyllenhaal
Co-Producer    Alex Ott
Co-Producer    Ian Watermeier
Co-Producer    Jillian Longnecker
Cinematographer    Roman Vasyanov
Editor    Dody Dorn
Composer    David Sardy
Music Supervisor    Season Kent
Music Supervisor    Gabe Hilfer
Production Designer    Devorah Herbert
Art Director    Kevin Constant
Set Decorator    Betty Berberian
Costume Designer    Bob Iannaccone
Sound Mixer    Lisa Pinero
Sound Editor    Mike Wilhoit
Re-recording Mixer    Joe Barnett
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Minkler
Special Effects Coordinator    Kevin Hannigan
Visual Effects Supervisor    Adam Avitabile
Stunt Coordinator    Mike Gunther
Associate Producer    Paul 'Sparky' Barrera
Assistant Director    Jason Blumenfeld
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Lindsay Graham

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/21 2 $4,603,191   2,730 $1,686   $4,603,191 1
2012/09/22 3 $5,121,326 +11% 2,730 $1,876   $9,724,517 2
2012/09/23 1 $3,428,166 -33% 2,730 $1,256   $13,152,683 3
2012/09/24 1 $1,268,421 -63% 2,730 $465   $14,421,104 4
2012/09/25 1 $1,484,052 +17% 2,730 $544   $15,905,156 5
2012/09/26 1 $1,216,923 -18% 2,730 $446   $17,122,079 6
2012/09/27 1 $1,046,554 -14% 2,730 $383   $18,168,632 7
2012/09/28 3 $2,401,952 +130% 2,780 $864   $20,570,584 8
2012/09/29 5 $3,360,002 +40% 2,780 $1,209   $23,930,586 9
2012/09/30 3 $2,050,123 -39% 2,780 $737   $25,980,710 10
2012/10/01 3 $701,041 -66% 2,780 $252   $26,681,751 11
2012/10/02 3 $890,322 +27% 2,780 $320   $27,572,073 12
2012/10/03 3 $649,935 -27% 2,780 $234   $28,222,008 13
2012/10/04 3 $623,938 -4% 2,780 $224   $28,845,946 14
2012/10/05 6 $1,162,023 +86% 2,370 $490   $30,007,969 15
2012/10/06 8 $1,662,037 +43% 2,370 $701   $31,670,006 16
2012/10/07 6 $1,180,011 -29% 2,370 $498   $32,850,017 17
2012/10/08 6 $603,011 -49% 2,370 $254   $33,453,028 18
2012/10/09 6 $460,288 -24% 2,370 $194   $33,913,316 19
2012/10/10 6 $398,847 -13% 2,370 $168   $34,312,163 20
2012/10/11 6 $360,012 -10% 2,370 $152   $34,672,175 21
2012/10/12 12 $525,003 +46% 1,551 $338   $35,197,178 22
2012/10/13 11 $714,012 +36% 1,551 $460   $35,911,190 23
2012/10/14 11 $463,033 -35% 1,551 $299   $36,374,223 24
2012/10/15 11 $183,017 -60% 1,551 $118   $36,557,240 25
2012/10/16 11 $188,508 +3% 1,551 $122   $36,745,748 26
2012/10/17 11 $165,648 -12% 1,551 $107   $36,911,396 27
2012/10/18 12 $157,366 -5% 1,551 $101   $37,068,762 28
2012/10/19 13 $239,066 +52% 751 $318   $37,307,828 29
2012/10/20 13 $356,208 +49% 751 $474   $37,664,036 30
2012/10/21 13 $231,535 -35% 751 $308   $37,895,571 31
2012/10/22 13 $80,721 -65% 751 $107   $37,976,292 32
2012/10/23 13 $96,865 +20% 751 $129   $38,073,157 33
2012/10/24 13 $81,398 -16% 751 $108   $38,154,555 34
2012/10/25 13 $78,956 -3% 751 $105   $38,233,511 35
2012/10/26 - $102,101 +29% 290 $352   $38,335,612 36
2012/10/27 - $134,773 +32% 290 $465   $38,470,385 37
2012/10/28 - $95,609 -29% 290 $330   $38,565,994 38
2012/10/29 - $32,507 -66% 290 $112   $38,598,501 39
2012/10/30 - $33,507 +3% 290 $116   $38,632,008 40
2012/10/31 - $33,123 -1% 290 $114   $38,665,131 41
2012/11/01 - $39,748 +20% 290 $137   $38,704,879 42
2012/11/02 - $43,487 +9% 158 $275   $38,748,366 43
2012/11/03 - $71,319 +64% 158 $451   $38,819,685 44
2012/11/04 - $43,504 -39% 158 $275   $38,863,189 45
2012/11/05 - $15,226 -65% 158 $96   $38,878,415 46
2012/11/06 - $17,205 +13% 158 $109   $38,895,620 47
2012/11/08 - $16,759   158 $106   $38,917,864 49
2012/11/09 - $30,240 +80% 125 $242   $38,948,104 50
2012/11/10 - $45,057 +49% 125 $360   $38,993,161 51
2012/11/11 - $35,121 -22% 125 $281   $39,028,282 52
2012/11/12 - $18,263 -48% 125 $146   $39,046,545 53
2012/11/13 - $10,045 -45% 125 $80   $39,056,590 54
2012/11/14 - $9,543 -5% 125 $76   $39,066,133 55
2012/11/15 - $7,825 -18% 125 $63   $39,073,958 56
2012/11/16 - $14,436 +84% 75 $192   $39,088,394 57
2012/11/17 - $20,932 +45% 75 $279   $39,109,326 58
2012/11/18 - $17,164 -18% 75 $229   $39,126,490 59
2012/11/19 - $7,823 -54% 75 $104   $39,134,313 60
2012/11/20 - $8,605 +10% 75 $115   $39,142,918 61
2012/11/21 - $9,465 +10% 75 $126   $39,152,383 62
2012/11/22 - $7,028 -26% 75 $94   $39,159,411 63
2012/11/23 - $11,600 +65% 34 $341   $39,171,011 64
2012/11/24 - $12,528 +8% 34 $368   $39,183,539 65
2012/11/25 - $7,892 -37% 34 $232   $39,191,431 66
2012/11/26 - $3,156 -60% 34 $93   $39,194,587 67
2012/11/27 - $3,093 -2% 34 $91   $39,197,680 68
2012/11/28 - $2,721 -12% 34 $80   $39,200,401 69
2012/11/29 - $3,347 +23% 34 $98   $39,203,748 70
2012/11/30 - $6,103 +82% 24 $254   $39,209,851 71
2012/12/01 - $9,947 +63% 24 $414   $39,219,798 72
2012/12/02 - $6,665 -33% 24 $278   $39,226,463 73
2012/12/03 - $2,599 -61% 24 $108   $39,229,062 74
2012/12/04 - $3,378 +30% 24 $141   $39,232,440 75
2012/12/05 - $2,702 -20% 24 $113   $39,235,142 76
2012/12/06 - $3,001 +11% 24 $125   $39,238,143 77
2012/12/07 - $223,711 +7,355% 1,259 $178   $39,461,854 78
2012/12/08 - $308,721 +38% 1,259 $245   $39,770,575 79
2012/12/09 - $219,191 -29% 1,259 $174   $39,989,766 80
2012/12/10 - $93,060 -58% 1,259 $74   $40,082,826 81
2012/12/11 - $110,096 +18% 1,249 $88   $40,192,922 82
2012/12/12 - $95,783 -13% 1,249 $77   $40,288,705 83
2012/12/13 - $90,036 -6% 1,249 $72   $40,378,741 84
2012/12/14 - $26,300 -71% 172 $153   $40,405,041 85
2012/12/15 - $37,083 +41% 172 $216   $40,442,124 86
2012/12/16 - $27,812 -25% 172 $162   $40,469,936 87
2012/12/17 - $13,350 -52% 172 $78   $40,483,286 88
2012/12/18 - $14,020 +5% 172 $82   $40,497,306 89
2012/12/19 - $12,200 -13% 172 $71   $40,509,506 90
2012/12/20 - $12,566 +3% 172 $73   $40,522,072 91
2012/12/21 - $20,250 +61% 172 $118   $40,542,322 92
2012/12/22 - $27,923 +38% 172 $162   $40,570,245 93
2012/12/23 - $24,293 -13% 172 $141   $40,594,538 94
2012/12/24 - $9,120 -62% 172 $53   $40,603,658 95
2012/12/25 - $18,057 +98% 172 $105   $40,621,715 96
2012/12/26 - $20,043 +11% 172 $117   $40,641,758 97
2012/12/27 - $20,845 +4% 172 $121   $40,662,603 98
2012/12/28 - $29,360 +41% 162 $181   $40,691,963 99
2012/12/29 - $35,819 +22% 162 $221   $40,727,782 100
2012/12/30 - $26,864 -25% 162 $166   $40,754,646 101
2012/12/31 - $12,088 -55% 162 $75   $40,766,734 102
2013/01/01 - $25,384 +110% 162 $157   $40,792,118 103
2013/01/02 - $16,245 -36% 162 $100   $40,808,363 104
2013/01/03 - $16,350 +1% 162 $101   $40,824,713 105
2013/01/04 - $20,121 +23% 140 $144   $40,844,834 106
2013/01/05 - $27,968 +39% 140 $200   $40,872,802 107
2013/01/06 - $19,018 -32% 140 $136   $40,891,820 108
2013/01/07 - $7,607 -60% 140 $54   $40,899,427 109
2013/01/08 - $7,227 -5% 140 $52   $40,906,654 110
2013/01/09 - $7,301 +1% 140 $52   $40,913,955 111
2013/01/10 - $7,501 +3% 140 $54   $40,921,456 112
2013/01/11 - $18,111 +141% 111 $163   $40,939,567 113
2013/01/12 - $24,248 +34% 111 $218   $40,963,815 114
2013/01/13 - $19,186 -21% 111 $173   $40,983,001 115
2013/01/14 - $5,120 -73% 111 $46   $40,988,121 116
2013/01/15 - $4,915 -4% 111 $44   $40,993,036 117
2013/01/16 - $4,993 +2% 111 $45   $40,998,029 118
2013/01/17 - $5,342 +7% 111 $48   $41,003,371 119

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/21 1 $13,152,683   2,730 $4,818   $13,152,683 3
2012/09/28 3 $7,812,077 -41% 2,780 $2,810   $25,980,710 10
2012/10/05 6 $4,004,071 -49% 2,370 $1,689   $32,850,017 17
2012/10/12 12 $1,702,048 -57% 1,551 $1,097   $36,374,223 24
2012/10/19 13 $826,809 -51% 751 $1,101   $37,895,571 31
2012/10/26 17 $332,483 -60% 290 $1,146   $38,565,994 38
2012/11/02 26 $158,310 -52% 158 $1,002   $38,863,189 45
2012/11/09 30 $110,418 -30% 125 $883   $39,028,282 52
2012/11/16 39 $52,532 -52% 75 $700   $39,126,490 59
2012/11/23 50 $32,020 -39% 34 $942   $39,191,431 66
2012/11/30 55 $22,715 -29% 24 $946   $39,226,463 73
2012/12/07 15 $751,623 +3,209% 1,259 $597   $39,989,766 80
2012/12/14 24 $91,195 -88% 172 $530   $40,469,936 87
2012/12/21 32 $72,466 -21% 172 $421   $40,594,538 94
2012/12/28 34 $92,043 +27% 162 $568   $40,754,646 101
2013/01/04 38 $67,107 -27% 140 $479   $40,891,820 108
2013/01/11 40 $61,545 -8% 111 $554   $40,983,001 115

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/27/20132425,156 425,156$7,223,400$7,223,4001
2/3/20137114,887-73% 540,043$2,293,145$9,516,5452
2/10/20131169,510-39% 609,553$1,387,420$10,903,9653
2/17/20132244,851-35% 654,404$895,226$11,799,1914
2/24/20132333,200-26% 687,604$544,812$12,344,0035
3/3/20132824,112-27% 711,716$361,439$12,705,4416
3/17/20132427,482 755,292$411,955$13,358,6468
3/24/20132712,776-54% 768,068$191,512$13,550,1589
3/31/20132933,671+164% 801,739$504,728$14,054,88610

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/27/20131228,263 228,263$5,179,287$5,179,2871
2/3/2013854,007-76% 282,270$1,348,027$6,527,3142
2/10/2013724,007-56% 306,277$599,210$7,126,5243
2/17/20131519,736-18% 326,013$492,600$7,619,1244
2/24/20131915,023-24% 341,036$318,944$7,938,0685
3/3/20131816,338+9% 357,374$326,588$8,264,6566

End of Watch HD Trailer

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