The Family

The Family poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,918,811Details
International Box Office $14,159,730
Worldwide Box Office $51,078,541
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,509,968 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,396,107 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,906,075
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Synopsis

A Mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the Witness Protection Program after snitching on the mob. Despite Agent Stansfield's best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Blake, his wife Maggie and their children, Belle and Warren, can't help resorting to old habits by handling their problems the "family" way. Chaos ensues as their former Mafia cronies try to track them down and scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
28% - Rotten
Audience
42% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 13th, 2013 (Wide) by Relativity
Video Release: December 17th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and brief sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2283, 7/31/2013)
Keywords: Mafia, Witness Protection, Revenge, False Identity, Hitmen, Voiceover/Narration, FBI, New Guy/Girl in School, Non-Chronological, Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Suicide, Sex Crimes
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Relativity Media, Europacorp, TF1 Film Productions, Grive Productions

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 17th, 2013

It's a busy week with eight or so first-run releases. (It depends on if you count the The Sound of Music Live! as a first-run release.) However, none of them were big hits at the box office. Some of them made enough money to break even sometime on the home market, others struggled more than that, but none were breakout hits. Some of these are still worth picking up. For others, there's a reason they struggled. There are also a few TV on DVD releases this week that are worth picking up, as well as a few limited releases that are strong. All in all, it's a good week on the home market with many DVD and Blu-rays that are worth picking up, some of which I'm looking forward to reviewing... when they show up. This time of year, getting screeners on time tends to be a little harder. I think Burn Notice: Season Seven is the top selection, but I'll have to wait for the screener to make sure. On a side note, next Tuesday is Christmas eve, so there won't be a DVD and Blu-ray Release report. There's only four films worth talking about anyway, so I'm including them on this list. Of next week's films, More Than Honey on DVD or Blu-ray is the Pick of Next Week. More...

Contest: Not So Family Friendly Prizes

Next week is a mess when it comes to new releases with two wide releases and two limited releases that are expanding wide. (There's a third limited release that might expand semi-wide.) The only film with a shot at top spot is Anchorman: The Legend Continues, but it opens on Wednesday, which means by the time the contest ends, there will be a full day's box office number released. This is why we try to avoid Wednesday openers, but in this case, we really don't have a choice. As such, Anchorman 2 is 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 Anchorman: The Legend Continues. 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 The Family on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Meanwhile, 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 The Family on Blu-ray Combo Pack.

We will also have a review for The Family shortly. (It comes out on DVD on and Blu-ray on the 17th, so hopefully the screener arrives soon.) In the meantime, we got some useful French phrases sent to us by the studio that you might find useful if you are ever find yourself in the French countryside hiding from the mob.

  1. On peut se tutoyer? – Unlike in English, the French have different ways of saying the word ‘you’. One you, ‘tu, is used when you know someone well and is relatively informal. The other, ‘vous’, is much more formal and is usually used when speaking to people who don’t know very well. Simply put, ‘On peut se tutoyer?’ means ‘can I refer to you informally’. When you’ve made your first French friend, this might be a useful phrase to use to cement your first relationship!
  2. Je Vous prèsente…/ Je te prèsente… – Loaded with your new identity and your status as a US mobster a distant memory, there will come a point where you are going to have to introduce your family by their new names. It certainly won’t be easy remembering your own new name, let alone all of your family members! Add to the equation that you are going to have to do this in fluent French and you have a potential disaster on your hands! Don’t panic. If you use this phrase (which literally means- I present to you) before naming each of your loved ones, you will be successfully conning the locals in no time.
  3. Je vous remercie de tout cœur - I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you really want to embrace politeness with the upmost romanticism, this is a great phrase to use (even if it is just a false pretence).
  4. Mon dieu! Il y a une hache dans ma tete. - Oh my god! There's an axe in my head. This will probably come in handy when you screw up again and the mob learns where you are. ... Actually this is my suggestion and one of only four French phrases I know. "Parlez-vous français?", "Je ne parle pas français.", and "Où est la bibliothèque." are far less useful in this situation.
Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Prisoners Lead Weakened Box Office

The top five at the box office lived up to expectations, more or less. Prisoners were on the high end of expectations, while Battle of the Year opened on the low end. Some holdovers, like Insidious Chapter 2, sank faster than expected, while Instructions Not Included defied all logic and returned to the top five. Overall, the box office fell 16% to $87 million. This was 4% lower than last year, ending 2013's impressive winning streak. Year-to-date, 2013 is still ahead of 2013 by just over $100 million at $7.77 billion to $7.66 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Prisoners Free to Capture Top Spot

There might be a close race at the box office this weekend. The buzz surrounding Prisoners is growing enough that it should earn first place, but Insidious Chapter 2 might hold on well enough to challenge the newcomer for top spot. The other new release for the week is Battle of the Year, which is opening in fewer theaters than I thought it would and with much worse reviews. It likely won't be a factor. In fact, there's a slim chance that the 3-D re-release of The Wizard of Oz will earn more this weekend than Battle of the Year will. The best new releases from this week last year was End of Watch, which only managed $13.15 million. This is close to what it cost to make, but it is low for a number one film. On the other hand, last year had much better depth than this year will have, so 2013's winning streak might come to an end. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Insidious Scores September Record

Both new releases topped expectations and even though a couple of the holdovers struggled a little bit, the overall box office was still fantastic. Insidious Chapter 2 broke a September record that has been held for more than a decade on its way to a $40 million opening. The Family was well back in second place, but still on the high end of expectations. Overall, the box office pulled in $103 million. This was 21% more than last week and 19% more than the same weekend last year. In fact, Insidious Chapter 2 made more than Resident Evil: Retribution and Finding Nemo 3D made combined last year. Year-to-date, 2013 has pulled in $7.66 billion compared to $7.55 billion at this point in 2012. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Insidious have a Family Friendly Opening?

This week there are two films opening in saturation level theater counts (3,000 or more theaters). However, the two have very different outlooks. Insidious Chapter 2 is expected to cruise to the top, perhaps with well over $30 million. The Family's outlook is a lot weaker and some analysts don't expect it to reach $10 million. Last year the number one film was Resident Evil: Retribution, which opened with $21.05 million, while Finding Nemo 3D was in second place with $16.69 million. There's a chance the top two films this weekend will beat those two combined, but even if that doesn't happen, last year's depth was pathetic, to put it mildly. 2013 should have an easy time coming away with a win. More...

2013 Preview: September

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

Cast

Robert De Niro    Fred Blake
Michelle Pfeiffer    Maggie Blake
Tommy Lee Jones    Tom Quintiliani
Dianna Agron    Belle Blake
John D'Leo    Warren Blake
Domenick Lombardozzi    Mimmo

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Luc Besson
Screenwriter    Luc Besson
Screenwriter    Michael Caleo
Story Creator    Tonino Benacquista
Executive Producer    Martin Scorsese
Producer    Virginie Besson-Silla
Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Costume Designer    Olivier Beriot
Production Designer    Hugues Tissander
Director of Photography    Thierry Arbogast
Composer    Evgueni Galperine
Composer    Sacha Galperine
Casting (France)    Nathalie Cheron
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich
Editor    Julien Rey
Sound Editor    Ken Yasumoto
Co-Executive Producer    Ron Burkle
Co-Executive Producer    Jason Colbeck
Art Director    Gilles Boillot
Art Director    Eric Dean
Art Director    Dominique Moisan
Art Director    Stephanie Robuchon
Art Director    Thierry Zemmour
Sound Mixer    Didier Lozahic
Sound Mixer    Ken Yasumoto
Re-recording Mixer    Matthieu Dallaporta
Assistant Director    Ludovic Bernard

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/13 2 $5,374,792   3,091 $1,739   $5,374,792 1
2013/09/14 2 $5,367,474 n/c 3,091 $1,736   $10,742,266 2
2013/09/15 2 $3,292,498 -39% 3,091 $1,065   $14,034,764 3
2013/09/16 2 $1,153,486 -65% 3,091 $373   $15,188,250 4
2013/09/17 2 $1,475,267 +28% 3,091 $477   $16,663,517 5
2013/09/18 2 $1,027,881 -30% 3,091 $333   $17,691,398 6
2013/09/19 2 $949,124 -8% 3,091 $307   $18,640,522 7
2013/09/20 3 $2,112,962 +123% 3,091 $684   $20,753,484 8
2013/09/21 3 $3,212,816 +52% 3,091 $1,039   $23,966,300 9
2013/09/22 4 $1,674,944 -48% 3,091 $542   $25,641,244 10
2013/09/23 3 $548,577 -67% 3,091 $177   $26,189,821 11
2013/09/24 3 $741,003 +35% 3,091 $240   $26,930,824 12
2013/09/25 3 $580,965 -22% 3,091 $188   $27,511,789 13
2013/09/26 3 $510,381 -12% 3,091 $165   $28,022,170 14
2013/09/27 7 $1,090,748 +114% 2,894 $377   $29,112,918 15
2013/09/28 7 $1,722,092 +58% 2,894 $595   $30,835,010 16
2013/09/29 8 $919,592 -47% 2,894 $318   $31,754,602 17
2013/09/30 7 $301,748 -67% 2,894 $104   $32,056,350 18
2013/10/01 7 $410,468 +36% 2,894 $142   $32,466,818 19
2013/10/02 7 $334,044 -19% 2,894 $115   $32,800,862 20
2013/10/03 7 $305,041 -9% 2,894 $105   $33,105,903 21
2013/10/04 12 $440,741 +44% 2,023 $218   $33,546,644 22
2013/10/05 13 $690,357 +57% 2,023 $341   $34,237,001 23
2013/10/06 12 $400,727 -42% 2,023 $198   $34,637,728 24
2013/10/07 10 $141,178 -65% 2,023 $70   $34,778,906 25
2013/10/08 10 $178,707 +27% 2,023 $88   $34,957,613 26
2013/10/09 10 $141,458 -21% 2,023 $70   $35,099,071 27
2013/10/10 10 $125,278 -11% 2,023 $62   $35,224,349 28
2013/10/11 - $167,171 +33% 1,050 $159   $35,391,520 29
2013/10/12 - $257,590 +54% 1,050 $245   $35,649,110 30
2013/10/13 - $159,084 -38% 1,050 $152   $35,808,194 31
2013/10/14 - $87,058 -45% 1,050 $83   $35,895,252 32
2013/10/15 - $68,186 -22% 1,050 $65   $35,963,438 33
2013/10/16 - $59,833 -12% 1,050 $57   $36,023,271 34
2013/10/17 - $56,764 -5% 1,050 $54   $36,080,035 35
2013/10/18 - $63,993 +13% 483 $132   $36,144,028 36
2013/10/19 - $99,170 +55% 483 $205   $36,243,198 37
2013/10/20 - $52,247 -47% 483 $108   $36,295,445 38
2013/10/21 - $21,508 -59% 483 $45   $36,316,953 39
2013/10/22 - $30,998 +44% 483 $64   $36,347,951 40
2013/10/23 - $24,738 -20% 483 $51   $36,372,689 41
2013/10/24 - $24,063 -3% 483 $50   $36,396,752 42
2013/10/25 - $26,483 +10% 218 $121   $36,423,235 43
2013/10/26 - $38,891 +47% 218 $178   $36,462,126 44
2013/10/27 - $23,414 -40% 218 $107   $36,485,540 45
2013/10/28 - $9,741 -58% 218 $45   $36,495,281 46
2013/10/29 - $12,404 +27% 218 $57   $36,507,685 47
2013/10/30 - $10,510 -15% 218 $48   $36,518,195 48
2013/10/31 - $13,258 +26% 218 $61   $36,531,453 49
2013/11/01 - $14,144 +7% 87 $163   $36,545,597 50
2013/11/02 - $21,022 +49% 87 $242   $36,566,619 51
2013/11/03 - $12,366 -41% 87 $142   $36,578,985 52
2013/11/04 - $4,331 -65% 87 $50   $36,583,316 53
2013/11/05 - $6,828 +58% 87 $78   $36,590,144 54
2013/11/06 - $5,262 -23% 87 $60   $36,595,406 55
2013/11/07 - $5,224 -1% 87 $60   $36,600,630 56
2013/11/08 - $6,076 +16% 57 $107   $36,606,706 57
2013/11/09 - $10,184 +68% 57 $179   $36,616,890 58
2013/11/10 - $6,154 -40% 57 $108   $36,623,044 59
2013/11/11 - $3,917 -36% 57 $69   $36,626,961 60
2013/11/12 - $2,526 -36% 57 $44   $36,629,487 61
2013/11/13 - $2,847 +13% 57 $50   $36,632,334 62
2013/11/14 - $2,855 n/c 57 $50   $36,635,189 63
2013/11/15 - $4,217 +48% 30 $141   $36,639,406 64
2013/11/16 - $5,716 +36% 30 $191   $36,645,122 65
2013/11/17 - $3,523 -38% 30 $117   $36,648,645 66
2013/11/18 - $1,516 -57% 30 $51   $36,650,161 67
2013/11/19 - $2,205 +45% 30 $74   $36,652,366 68
2013/11/20 - $1,977 -10% 30 $66   $36,654,343 69
2013/11/21 - $2,254 +14% 30 $75   $36,656,597 70
2013/11/22 - $18,512 +721% 126 $147   $36,675,109 71
2013/11/23 - $27,234 +47% 126 $216   $36,702,343 72
2013/11/24 - $16,910 -38% 126 $134   $36,719,253 73
2013/11/25 - $8,621 -49% 126 $68   $36,727,874 74
2013/11/26 - $10,101 +17% 126 $80   $36,737,975 75
2013/11/27 - $9,594 -5% 130 $74   $36,747,569 76
2013/11/28 - $8,148 -15% 130 $63   $36,755,717 77
2013/11/29 - $19,321 +137% 130 $149   $36,775,038 78
2013/11/30 - $21,781 +13% 130 $168   $36,796,819 79
2013/12/01 - $12,907 -41% 130 $99   $36,809,726 80
2013/12/02 - $4,838 -63% 130 $37   $36,814,564 81
2013/12/03 - $6,146 +27% 130 $47   $36,820,710 82
2013/12/04 - $5,295 -14% 130 $41   $36,826,005 83
2013/12/05 - $4,604 -13% 130 $35   $36,830,609 84
2013/12/06 - $7,870 +71% 96 $82   $36,838,479 85
2013/12/07 - $12,266 +56% 96 $128   $36,850,745 86
2013/12/08 - $8,233 -33% 96 $86   $36,858,978 87
2013/12/09 - $3,130 -62% 96 $33   $36,862,108 88
2013/12/10 - $4,252 +36% 96 $44   $36,866,360 89
2013/12/11 - $3,676 -14% 96 $38   $36,870,036 90
2013/12/12 - $3,681 n/c 96 $38   $36,873,717 91
2013/12/13 - $3,927 +7% 56 $70   $36,877,644 92
2013/12/14 - $5,893 +50% 56 $105   $36,883,537 93
2013/12/15 - $4,413 -25% 56 $79   $36,887,950 94
2013/12/16 - $1,802 -59% 56 $32   $36,889,752 95
2013/12/17 - $2,253 +25% 56 $40   $36,892,005 96
2013/12/18 - $2,220 -1% 56 $40   $36,894,225 97
2013/12/19 - $2,714 +22% 56 $48   $36,896,939 98
2014/01/03 - $1,089   19 $57   $36,915,846 113
2014/01/04 - $1,289 +18% 19 $68   $36,917,135 114
2014/01/05 - $595 -54% 19 $31   $36,917,730 115
2014/01/06 - $219 -63% 19 $12   $36,917,949 116
2014/01/07 - $283 +29% 19 $15   $36,918,232 117
2014/01/08 - $334 +18% 19 $18   $36,918,566 118
2014/01/09 - $245 -27% 19 $13   $36,918,811 119

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/13 2 $14,034,764   3,091 $4,541   $14,034,764 3
2013/09/20 3 $7,000,722 -50% 3,091 $2,265   $25,641,244 10
2013/09/27 7 $3,732,432 -47% 2,894 $1,290   $31,754,602 17
2013/10/04 13 $1,531,825 -59% 2,023 $757   $34,637,728 24
2013/10/11 16 $583,845 -62% 1,050 $556   $35,808,194 31
2013/10/18 26 $215,410 -63% 483 $446   $36,295,445 38
2013/10/25 35 $88,788 -59% 218 $407   $36,485,540 45
2013/11/01 37 $47,532 -46% 87 $546   $36,578,985 52
2013/11/08 50 $22,414 -53% 57 $393   $36,623,044 59
2013/11/15 52 $13,456 -40% 30 $449   $36,648,645 66
2013/11/22 33 $62,656 +366% 126 $497   $36,719,253 73
2013/11/29 36 $54,009 -14% 130 $415   $36,809,726 80
2013/12/06 38 $28,369 -47% 130 $218   $36,858,978 87
2013/12/13 41 $14,233 -50% 56 $254   $36,887,950 94
2014/01/03 59 $2,973   19 $156   $36,917,730 115

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/22/201314181,539 181,539$2,715,823$2,715,8231
12/29/201314116,079-36% 297,618$1,736,542$4,452,3652
1/5/20141375,849-35% 373,467$1,134,701$5,587,0663
1/12/20141543,632-42% 417,099$652,735$6,239,8014
1/19/20142026,949-38% 444,048$403,157$6,642,9585
1/26/20142220,634-23% 464,682$308,685$6,951,6436
2/2/20142516,931-18% 481,613$253,288$7,204,9307
2/16/20143022,970 521,242$343,631$7,797,7809
2/23/20143018,099-21% 539,341$270,761$8,068,54110

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/22/20131893,728 93,728$1,686,173$1,686,1731
12/29/20131660,207-36% 153,936$1,083,132$2,769,3052
1/5/20141331,809-47% 185,745$572,253$3,341,5583
1/12/20141020,365-36% 206,111$405,067$3,746,6254

The Family Trailer

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