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The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3 poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,322,544Details
International Box Office $170,138,834Details
Worldwide Box Office $209,461,378
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,857,235 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,158,853 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $26,016,088
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables—but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
32% - Rotten
Audience
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 15th, 2014 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: August 14th, 2014 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: November 25th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language.
(Rating bulletin 2329, 7/2/2014)
Running Time: 103 minutes
Franchise: The Expendables
Comparisons: vs. Fast and Furious 6
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Keywords: Mercenaries, Ensemble, Arms Dealer, Faked Death, Revenge, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Nu Image, Millennium Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,570 $79,590 Oct 10, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,413 $138,670 Oct 3, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,541 $71,011 Sep 26, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,063 $210,794 Sep 19, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,261 $968,734 Sep 12, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,259 $1,822,039 Sep 5, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,996 $3,558,114 Aug 29, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,740 $6,485,385 Aug 22, 2014 10
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 152 $15,879,645 Aug 15, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,120 $15,879,645 Aug 15, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 542 3,221 Aug 15, 2014 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,131 $5,728,329 Aug 16, 2014 2
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 387 $5,950,169 Aug 15, 2014 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,467 $5,950,169 Aug 15, 2014 1

Cast

   Barney Ross
   Lee Christmas
   Galgo
   Yin Yang
   Doc
   Gunnar Jensen
   Bonaparte
   Toll Road
   Hale Caesar
   John Smilee
   Luna
   Thorn
   Mars
   Vata
   Conrad Stonebanks
   Drummer
   Trench
Ivan Kostadinov    Krug
Nikolai Stanoev Ilchev    Local Cop #1
Daniel Angelov    Local Cop #2
Slavi Slavov    Warden
Dimitar Doytchinov    Head Bodyguard
Nikolai Stanoev    Tech Guy
Haralampi Anichkin    Colonel
Boswell Maloka    Somali Drug Warlord
Natalie Burn    Conrad's Wife
Velizar Binev    Art Broker
Sarai Givaty    Camilla
Ludomir Simeonov    Cyclops
Frank Pesce    Fight Watcher
Thomas Canestraro    Conrad's Henchman

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Sylvester Stallone
Screenwriter    Creighton Rothenberger
Screenwriter    Katrin Benedikt
Story Creator    Sylvester Stallone
Producer    Avi Lerner
Producer    Kevin King-Templeton
Producer    Danny Lerner
Producer    Les Weldon
Producer    John Thompson
Executive Producer    Trevor Short
Executive Producer    Boaz Davidson
Executive Producer    Basil Iwanyk
Executive Producer    Guymon Casady
Executive Producer    Jon Feltheimer
Executive Producer    Jason Constantine
Executive Producer    Eda Kowan
Co-Producer    Robert Earl
Co-Producer    Samuel Hadida
Co-Producer    Victor Hadida
Co-Producer    Guy Avshalom
Co-Producer    Zygi Kamasa
Editor    Sean Albertson
Editor    Paul Harb
Director of Photography    Peter Menzies Jr.
Production Designer    Daniel T. Dorrance
Costume Designer    Lizz Wolf
Composer    Brian Tyler
Casting Director    Avi Lerner
Character Creator    David Callaham
Co-Executive Producer    Lonnie Ramati
Music Supervisor    Selena Arizanovic
Supervising Art Director    Tom Brown
Art Director    Ivan Ranghelov
Set Designer    Vasil Vasilev
Set Decorator    Kelly Berry
Sound Mixer    Vladimir Kaloyanov
Supervising Sound Editor    Christopher Eakins
Supervising Sound Designer    Stuart Provine
Sound Designer    Ryan Collins
Re-recording Mixer    Chris David
Re-recording Mixer    Gabriel J. Serrano
Special Effects Coordinator    Allen Hall
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor    Ajoy Mani
Visual Effects Producer    Scott Coulter
Assistant Director    Nick Satriano
Fight Choreographer    J.J. Perry
Stunt Coordinator    J.J. Perry
Stunt Coordinator    Brad Martin

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 25th, 2014

November 25th, 2014

It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which means there are only a few days before Black Friday, which is one of the busiest shopping days of the season. At first glance, this might seem like a great day to release a DVD or Blu-ray; however, the massive sales will instead overshadow anything that comes out this week. This explains why there are so few interesting releases. The biggest release of the week is The Expendables 3 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, but it might be so bad it killed the franchise. The best release is Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Turkey Day Collection (XXXI), which is the Pick of the Week. We also have a Puck of the Week for Rhymes for Young Ghouls on DVD, a Canadian film that deserves a wider audience. More...

International Box Office: Another Week, Another Milestone for Lucy

September 17th, 2014

Lucy poster

Since this time last week, Lucy topped $200 million internationally. Considering a significant number of people thought it wouldn't reach $200 million worldwide, this is a great result. Over the weekend, it remained in first place with $24.9 million in 59 markets for totals of $230.6 million internationally and $354.1 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Russia with $9.77 million on 1,013 screens, which was more than $9 million more than the second place film. More...

International Box Office: Lucy Makes a Return Trip to the Top

September 10th, 2014

Lucy poster

Lucy reclaimed top spot on the international chart with $26 million in 54 markets for totals of $193 million internationally and $314 million worldwide. I don't think a lot of people thought this movie would reach $300 million worldwide, so this is a great run. The film opened in second place in South Korea with $7 million, but includes weekday numbers. The film remained in first place in the U.K. with $1.96 million on 506 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.26 million after three weeks of release. Lucy opens in Russia and China this weekend and could remain in first place. More...

International Box Office: Dawn of a New Day for Apes

September 4th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rose from eighth to first place thanks to its debut in China. Overall, the film made $51.2 million in 29 markets for totals of $408.0 million internationally and $613.3 million worldwide. It dominated the box office in China with $45.13 million and if it has any legs in this market, it will reach $500 million internationally and $750 million worldwide is within reach after its run in Japan. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Holdovers Have Staying Power

August 26th, 2014

If I Stay poster

Of the three wide releases, none topped expectations and only If I Stay did decent business at the box office. It only managed third place, but it did have the best per theater average in the top twenty. This left holdovers atop of the box office chart with Guardians of the Galaxy returning to first place and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slipping to second place. Overall, the box office was down 20% from last weekend to $115 million. However, this was 4.7% higher than the same weekend last year, which is the more important metric. Unfortunately, 2014 is still behind 2013 by a large margin of $330 million or 4.7% at $6.91 billion to $7.24 billion. More...

International Box Office: Dragons Invade China

August 20th, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster

How to Train Your Dragon 2 debuted in first place in China with $26.32 million. This helped the film earn first place on the international chart with $37.7 million in 28 markets for totals of $366.0 million internationally and $537.2 million worldwide. The film is already ahead of its predecessor internationally and worldwide, so the studio should be happy, even if it didn't earn as much domestically. More...

Contest: Shell Full of Prizes: Winning Announcement

August 20th, 2014

The winners of our Shell Full of Prizes contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Holdovers Help, But Summer Stops

August 19th, 2014

Let’s Be Cops poster

Only one of the three wide releases this past weekend did reasonably well over the weekend. Despite earning reviews that were flirting with single-digits, Let's Be Cops was the best of the new releases this weekend earning an acceptable opening. On the other hand, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy held on well earning first and second places over the weekend. The overall box office plummeted from last weekend down 23% to $143 million, but this is still 2.5% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is still behind 2013, even though the gap shrunk a little bit at 4.5% or $6.75 billion to $7.07 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles and Guardians Hold Off Newcomers

August 17th, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster

Three lackluster debuts have allowed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy to keep the top two spots at the box office this weekend. Turtles will be down a fairly modest 57% in its second weekend for $28.4 million, and $117.6 million in total after two weekends. Guardians will be down 41% in its third weekend for a total of $222 million, and will remain on track to become the highest-grossing film of the Summer. Things look much less pretty for the openers. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Summer End this Weekend?

August 14th, 2014

The Expendables 3 poster

The strong opening by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles allowed summer to be extended one more weekend. This week three films look to avoid flopping, thus signaling the end of summer, but in order to do so, they must defy critics. The Expendables 3 is the biggest of the three films opening this weekend, but the franchise appears to be on a downward trajectory. Let's Be Cops opened on Wednesday, but with simply awful reviews, the word-of-mouth could kill it by the time the weekend starts. Finally, The Giver is the latest Young Adult adaptation, but this genre has produced more flops than even midlevel hits. Frankly, the most interesting aspect of the weekend box office will likely be milestones reached by Guardians of the Galaxy and other movies, rather than the new releases. This weekend last year was also arguably the the end of summer. The Butler was the only movie to make more than $20 million, while three of the four wide releases opened in fifth place or weaker. It looks like 2014 will continue its winning streak. More...

Contest: Shell Full of Prizes

August 7th, 2014

This week, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens wide and we have a trio of TMNT prizes to give away. However, obviously we can't use that film as the target film, so we have to look to next week. I think Let's Be Cops will be the better movie, perhaps even the bigger movie. However, it opens on the Wednesday, so The Expendables 3 is the better choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Expendables 3.

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 Turtle Power: The Definitive History Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on DVD, plus a previously released TMNT DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a previously reviewed TMNT DVD. Finally, one additional entry will be chosen, regardless of the accuracy of their prediction, and that person will also win a previously reviewed TMNT DVD. So if you are really bad at predicting box office numbers, this is the contest to enter. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/15 4 $15,879,645   3,221 $4,930   $15,879,645 3
2014/08/22 6 $6,485,385 -59% 3,221 $2,013   $27,403,562 10
2014/08/29 10 $3,558,114 -45% 2,564 $1,388   $33,197,163 17
2014/09/05 11 $1,822,039 -49% 1,978 $921   $36,719,858 24
2014/09/12 14 $968,734 -47% 1,302 $744   $38,298,670 31
2014/09/19 30 $210,794 -78% 584 $361   $38,845,112 38
2014/09/26 39 $71,011 -66% 232 $306   $38,988,855 45
2014/10/03 30 $138,670 +95% 197 $704   $39,153,545 52
2014/10/10 41 $79,590 -43% 149 $534   $39,292,022 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/15 3 $5,950,169   3,221 $1,847   $5,950,169 1
2014/08/16 4 $5,728,329 -4% 3,221 $1,778   $11,678,498 2
2014/08/17 4 $4,201,147 -27% 3,221 $1,304   $15,879,645 3
2014/08/18 4 $1,320,470 -69% 3,221 $410   $17,200,115 4
2014/08/19 4 $1,623,086 +23% 3,221 $504   $18,823,201 5
2014/08/20 5 $1,084,957 -33% 3,221 $337   $19,908,158 6
2014/08/21 5 $1,010,019 -7% 3,221 $314   $20,918,177 7
2014/08/22 8 $1,875,205 +86% 3,221 $582   $22,793,382 8
2014/08/23 7 $2,746,560 +46% 3,221 $853   $25,539,942 9
2014/08/24 6 $1,863,620 -32% 3,221 $579   $27,403,562 10
2014/08/25 7 $564,422 -70% 3,221 $175   $27,967,984 11
2014/08/26 7 $757,570 +34% 3,221 $235   $28,725,554 12
2014/08/27 9 $476,918 -37% 3,221 $148   $29,202,472 13
2014/08/28 9 $436,577 -8% 3,221 $136   $29,639,049 14
2014/08/29 10 $839,146 +92% 2,564 $327   $30,478,195 15
2014/08/30 10 $1,310,635 +56% 2,564 $511   $31,788,830 16
2014/08/31 10 $1,408,333 +7% 2,564 $549   $33,197,163 17
2014/09/01 10 $980,421 -30% 2,564 $382   $34,177,584 18
2014/09/02 11 $301,977 -69% 2,564 $118   $34,479,561 19
2014/09/03 11 $217,920 -28% 2,564 $85   $34,697,481 20
2014/09/04 11 $200,338 -8% 2,564 $78   $34,897,819 21
2014/09/05 12 $486,037 +143% 1,978 $246   $35,383,856 22
2014/09/06 11 $864,877 +78% 1,978 $437   $36,248,733 23
2014/09/07 11 $471,125 -46% 1,978 $238   $36,719,858 24
2014/09/08 11 $141,094 -70% 1,978 $71   $36,860,952 25
2014/09/09 11 $189,846 +35% 1,978 $96   $37,050,798 26
2014/09/10 11 $139,596 -26% 1,978 $71   $37,190,394 27
2014/09/11 11 $139,542 n/c 1,978 $71   $37,329,936 28
2014/09/12 14 $264,936 +90% 1,302 $203   $37,594,872 29
2014/09/13 14 $442,428 +67% 1,302 $340   $38,037,300 30
2014/09/14 14 $261,370 -41% 1,302 $201   $38,298,670 31
2014/09/15 14 $79,647 -70% 1,302 $61   $38,378,317 32
2014/09/16 14 $104,228 +31% 1,302 $80   $38,482,545 33
2014/09/17 14 $82,690 -21% 1,302 $64   $38,565,235 34
2014/09/18 14 $69,083 -16% 1,302 $53   $38,634,318 35
2014/09/19 - $59,502 -14% 584 $102   $38,693,820 36
2014/09/20 - $99,348 +67% 584 $170   $38,793,168 37
2014/09/21 - $51,944 -48% 584 $89   $38,845,112 38
2014/09/22 - $17,675 -66% 584 $30   $38,862,787 39
2014/09/23 - $19,690 +11% 584 $34   $38,882,477 40
2014/09/24 - $18,983 -4% 584 $33   $38,901,460 41
2014/09/25 - $16,384 -14% 584 $28   $38,917,844 42
2014/09/26 - $19,001 +16% 232 $82   $38,936,845 43
2014/09/27 - $33,520 +76% 232 $144   $38,970,365 44
2014/09/28 - $18,490 -45% 232 $80   $38,988,855 45
2014/09/29 - $6,235 -66% 232 $27   $38,995,090 46
2014/09/30 - $8,430 +35% 232 $36   $39,003,520 47
2014/10/01 - $6,121 -27% 232 $26   $39,009,641 48
2014/10/02 - $5,234 -14% 232 $23   $39,014,875 49
2014/10/03 - $37,635 +619% 197 $191   $39,052,510 50
2014/10/04 - $62,129 +65% 197 $315   $39,114,639 51
2014/10/05 - $38,906 -37% 197 $197   $39,153,545 52
2014/10/06 - $12,849 -67% 197 $65   $39,166,394 53
2014/10/07 - $16,841 +31% 197 $85   $39,183,235 54
2014/10/08 - $13,805 -18% 197 $70   $39,197,040 55
2014/10/09 - $15,392 +11% 197 $78   $39,212,432 56
2014/10/10 - $23,331 +52% 149 $157   $39,235,763 57
2014/10/11 - $34,203 +47% 149 $230   $39,269,966 58
2014/10/12 - $22,056 -36% 149 $148   $39,292,022 59
2014/10/13 - $8,561 -61% 149 $57   $39,300,583 60
2014/10/14 - $7,417 -13% 149 $50   $39,308,000 61
2014/10/15 - $6,951 -6% 149 $47   $39,314,951 62
2014/10/16 - $7,593 +9% 149 $51   $39,322,544 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/15 4 $20,918,177   3,221 $6,494   $20,918,177 7
2014/08/22 7 $8,720,872 -58% 3,221 $2,708   $29,639,049 14
2014/08/29 10 $5,258,770 -40% 2,564 $2,051   $34,897,819 21
2014/09/05 11 $2,432,117 -54% 1,978 $1,230   $37,329,936 28
2014/09/12 14 $1,304,382 -46% 1,302 $1,002   $38,634,318 35
2014/09/19 30 $283,526 -78% 584 $485   $38,917,844 42
2014/09/26 42 $97,031 -66% 232 $418   $39,014,875 49
2014/10/03 30 $197,557 +104% 197 $1,003   $39,212,432 56
2014/10/10 41 $110,112 -44% 149 $739   $39,322,544 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Portugal 8/14/2014 $0 0 1 1 $914,057 10/6/2015
 
Rest of World $169,224,777
 
International Total$170,138,834 10/6/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/30/20149242,418 242,418$3,628,997$3,628,9971
12/7/20144200,132-17% 442,550$3,040,005$6,669,0032
12/14/20141476,931-62% 519,481$1,195,508$7,864,5103
12/21/20142084,284+10% 603,765$1,261,731$9,126,2424
12/28/201414104,752+24% 708,517$1,620,513$10,746,7555
1/4/20151058,994-44% 767,511$783,440$11,530,1966
1/11/20151233,417-43% 800,928$526,652$12,056,8477
1/18/20151822,331-33% 823,259$338,985$12,395,8328
1/25/20153012,948-42% 836,207$205,873$12,601,7059

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/30/20145153,628 153,628$3,067,950$3,067,9501
12/7/2014388,147-43% 241,775$1,795,553$4,863,5032
12/14/2014746,628-47% 288,403$957,734$5,821,2373
12/21/20141150,599+9% 339,001$1,009,948$6,831,1854
12/28/20141158,101+15% 397,102$1,202,687$8,033,8725
1/4/2015824,526-58% 421,629$431,175$8,465,0476
1/11/20151310,886-56% 432,515$228,283$8,693,3307
1/18/2015137,700-29% 440,215$153,699$8,847,0298
1/25/2015176,051-21% 446,266$118,664$8,965,6939
2/1/2015206,708+11% 452,974$100,614$9,066,30710

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