The Grey

The Grey poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,580,136Details
International Box Office $32,759,560
Worldwide Box Office $84,339,696
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,686,567 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,320,909 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $20,007,476
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Synopsis

In THE GREY, an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks fight for their lives when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt before their time runs out.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Theatrical Release: January 27th, 2012 (Wide) by Open Road
Video Release: May 15th, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2203, 12/21/2011)
Keywords: Animals Gone Bad, Marooned, Animal Lead, Voiceover/Narration, Epilogue
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: True to Form

True Blood: Season Four led all new releases and earned top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart. During its first week of release, it sold 369,000 units and generated $12.93 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 34%, which is low for the format as a whole, but very strong for a TV on DVD release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Grey Brightens Up Blu-ray

Getting caught up on the Blu-ray sales chart after a massive overhaul of the database, which hopefully you didn't notice too much. We're splitting the two weeks into two articles, otherwise they would be just too cumbersome. We start with the week ending May 20th, which featured six new releases on the chart. Top spot went to The Grey with 375,000 units sold, but in terms of revenue, it was in second place with $7.50 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 51%, which even just last year would have been momentous, but now is standard for a first-run release for any action or adventure film. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Red Revels in Blu

New releases took the top four spots in the Blu-ray sales chart. Red Tails took first place with 446,000 units / $10.25 million for a 48% opening week Blu-ray share. The film was expensive to make and it didn't perform well enough in theaters, but its home market numbers are better. More...

DVD Sales: A Colorful Couple Weeks on DVD

After a major change on the back end of site, we have two weeks of home market numbers to get to, starting with the week ending on May 20th. New releases dominated the chart taking the top three spots and four of the top six. The Grey earned first place with 360,000 units / $6.12 million. This is a fine start given its theatrical run, but not an exceptional one. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 15th, 2012

It's not a bad week, for this time of year, with three films that are selling well, and two of those earned really good reviews. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for those screeners. Also, after those three big releases, there's a sharp drop-off in sales strength and we quickly find releases that would be overlooked most weeks. As for the best of the best, both Chronicle and The Grey are contenders for Pick of the Week, but like I said, I don't have the screeners to judge the extras. Therefore, I'm giving that title to Being John Malkovich Criterion Collection Blu-ray. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Many Reasons to Celebrate Weekend Results

It was Super Bowl weekend, which apparently some people care about. (Not me. Go B.C. Lions!) The crossover audience between the Super Bowl and most movies is quite high, so it is no real shock that the box office was down compared to last weekend. However, it was only down 8% to $116 million. This was 33% higher than the same weekend last year. Both Chronicle and The Woman in Black topped expectations by significant degrees, while the weakest movie the top five missed weekend predictions by less than $1 million. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011's pace by 12% at $964 million to $850 million. Before we get too excited, by this weekend in 2010, the box office had already pulled in $1.21 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Chronicle and Woman in Black Vie for SuperBowl Honors

The industry's healthy start to 2012 will continue this weekend thanks to two more good opening weekends. Chronicle is currently favorite to win the weekend, with Fox predicting a $22 million opening. CBS Films is pegging The Woman in Black at $21 million (a record for the fledgling studio). Both figures are predicated on historical models for SuperBowl Sunday, which can be a difficult day to predict, so the final order between the two could yet switch, although Chronicle is heavily favored to win at this point. Overall box office will be up about 35% from last year, although that reflects the very weak start to 2011. This weekend looks as though it will be about average for a SuperBowl weekend overall. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Remain in the Black?

There are two important dates in February: Valentine's Day and Presidents Day. This weekend deals with neither of those, so it is probably going to be a little soft at the box office. On the other hand, all three films opening this weekend, Big Miracle, Chronicle, and The Woman in Black, have overall positive reviews and are averaging around 75% positive (That might change by the end of the evening as more reviews come in.) By comparison, this weekend last year saw the release of The Roommate and Sanctum, both of which earned terrible reviews and neither of which earned a lot at the box office. Those two films combined earned just under $25 million over the weekend, while there's a slim, slim chance The Woman in Black will make that much by itself. Even on the low end, the top two new releases should match that, while this year appears to have the advantage with depth as well. I'm almost feeling optimistic. ... I may have just cursed the box office. More...

Contest: Colorful Character: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Colorful Character contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Colorful Results over the Weekend

January completed the sweep this weekend, despite slipping 6% from last weekend to $126 million over the weekend. This was still 16% higher than the same weekend last year, meaning three out of the four weekends in January saw double-digit gains over 2011 and by the end, 2012's lead over 2011 was 12% at $812 million to $726 million. I'm starting to get a little optimistic and hopefully this trend will continue next month. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Grey Continues Bright Start to 2012

The industry will enjoy another weekend of increased revenue compared to last year, based on studio estimates released on Sunday, with The Grey starting out on the high end of expectations with $20 million, according to Open Road -- comfortably beating the $9.3 million of their previous film, The Killer Elite. In third place, One for the Money will post a surprisingly strong $11.75 million, according to Lionsgate, which will get to claim bragging rights over its new division Summit Entertainment, which is predicting $8.25 million for its new release, Man on a Ledge. The two films would most likely have ended up on different weekends if the combined studio had have had longer to rearrange their schedules. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Grey Skies Clear Up?

There are three important questions that need to be answered this weekend. Can the box office finish the January sweep this weekend? Will Liam Neeson's box office reliability overcome Open Road's inexperience? And shouldn't The Grey be spelled The Gray? That is how it is spelled in America, as opposed to the U.K. Last year the number one film, The Rite, opened with less than $15 million. However, there were a total of five films with more than $10 million over the weekend. This year does look weaker, but it should be close. All it will take is one film to be a surprise hit and 2012 can come out a head for the fourth weekend in a row. More...

Contest: Colorful Character

A trio of wide releases debut next week, all of which will be opening in close to 2,800 theaters according to early estimates. I don't think any of them will be massive hits, but The Grey probably has the best shot at top spot. Liam Neeson is building a reputation for being reliable at this time of year. Because of this, it 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 The Grey. 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 SpongeBob SquarePants: Frozen Face-Off on DVD. 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 SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2012 Preview: January

2011 ended, and really that's the only good news we got from the entire month of December. That's not snark either. Of the eleven films opening or expanding wide that month, six will definitely miss expectations by significant margins and with the other five it is too soon to tell, (it depends on how well they hold up during the New Year's Day long weekend). Only Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol can be considered a pleasant surprise, and even then it might not match original expectations. Looking forward, the only really good piece of news for this January is that last January was a pretty bad as well. Only two films, The Green Hornet and No Strings Attached, beat expectations by significant margins, while The Dilemma bombed hard enough to nearly wipe out those gains. This time around, the biggest hit will likely be Beauty and the Beast's 3D re-release, but even then, I doubt it will do as well as The Lion King's 3D re-release. There's a good chance the year will start off on a sour note, just like 2011 ended. More...

Cast

Liam Neeson    John Ottway
Frank Grillo    Diaz
Dermot Mulroney    Talget
Dallas Roberts    Henrick
Joe Anderson    Flannery
James Badge Dale    Lewenden
Nonso Anozie    Burke
Anne Openshaw    John's Wife

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Joe Carnahan
Screenwriter    Joe Carnahan
Story Creator    Joe Mackenzie
Producer    Joe Carnahan
Producer    Jules Daly
Producer    Ridley Scott
Producer    Mickey Liddell
Executive Producer    Tony Scott
Executive Producer    Jennifer Hilton Montroe
Executive Producer    Jim Seibel
Executive Producer    Bill Johnson
Executive Producer    Marc Butan
Cinematographer    Masanobu Takayanagi
Editor    Roger Barton
Editor    Jason Hellman
Composer    Marc Streitenfeld
Production Designer    John Willett
Art Director    Ross Dempster
Set Designer    Nancy Anne Brown
Set Decorator    Peter Lando
Costume Designer    Courtney Daniel
Sound Designer    Michael Williamson
Supervising Sound Editor    Mark Gingras
Supervising Sound Editor    David Evans
Re-recording Mixer    Keith Elliot
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Zsifkovits
Special Make-up Effects    Greg Nicotero
Special Make-up Effects    Howard Berger
Special Effects Coordinator    James Paradis
Associate Producer    Leah Carnahan
Associate Producer    Lynn Givens
Assistant Director    James Bitonit
Casting Director    John Papsidera

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/27 1 $6,481,717   3,185 $2,035   $6,481,717 1
2012/01/28 1 $8,180,679 +26% 3,185 $2,569   $14,662,396 2
2012/01/29 1 $5,002,705 -39% 3,185 $1,571   $19,665,101 3
2012/01/30 1 $1,451,030 -71% 3,185 $456   $21,116,131 4
2012/01/31 1 $1,625,153 +12% 3,185 $510   $22,741,284 5
2012/02/01 1 $1,251,368 -23% 3,185 $393   $23,992,652 6
2012/02/02 1 $1,263,881 +1% 3,185 $397   $25,256,533 7
2012/02/03 3 $3,069,378 +143% 3,207 $957   $28,325,911 8
2012/02/04 3 $4,833,811 +57% 3,207 $1,507   $33,159,722 9
2012/02/05 4 $1,397,810 -71% 3,207 $436   $34,557,532 10
2012/02/06 3 $819,707 -41% 3,207 $256   $35,377,239 11
2012/02/07 3 $950,860 +16% 3,207 $296   $36,328,099 12
2012/02/08 3 $713,145 -25% 3,207 $222   $37,041,244 13
2012/02/09 3 $701,020 -2% 3,207 $219   $37,742,264 14
2012/02/10 7 $1,362,317 +94% 2,801 $486   $39,104,581 15
2012/02/11 7 $2,320,985 +70% 2,801 $829   $41,425,566 16
2012/02/12 7 $1,362,318 -41% 2,801 $486   $42,787,884 17
2012/02/13 7 $405,011 -70% 2,801 $145   $43,192,895 18
2012/02/14 7 $874,021 +116% 2,801 $312   $44,066,916 19
2012/02/15 7 $405,022 -54% 2,801 $145   $44,471,938 20
2012/02/16 7 $421,121 +4% 2,801 $150   $44,893,059 21
2012/02/17 10 $777,101 +85% 2,107 $369   $45,670,160 22
2012/02/18 10 $1,321,000 +70% 2,107 $627   $46,991,160 23
2012/02/19 10 $1,044,010 -21% 2,107 $495   $48,035,170 24
2012/02/20 11 $575,123 -45% 2,107 $273   $48,610,293 25
2012/02/21 10 $289,003 -50% 2,107 $137   $48,899,296 26
2012/02/22 11 $235,500 -19% 2,107 $112   $49,134,796 27
2012/02/23 12 $244,010 +4% 2,107 $116   $49,378,806 28
2012/02/24 - $221,603 -9% 917 $242   $49,600,409 29
2012/02/25 - $369,328 +67% 917 $403   $49,969,737 30
2012/02/26 - $209,354 -43% 917 $228   $50,179,091 31
2012/02/27 - $72,011 -66% 917 $79   $50,251,102 32
2012/02/28 - $75,891 +5% 917 $83   $50,326,993 33
2012/02/29 - $70,123 -8% 917 $76   $50,397,116 34
2012/03/01 - $76,434 +9% 917 $83   $50,473,550 35
2012/03/02 - $73,012 -4% 308 $237   $50,546,562 36
2012/03/03 - $119,837 +64% 308 $389   $50,666,399 37
2012/03/04 - $66,111 -45% 308 $215   $50,732,510 38
2012/03/05 - $25,236 -62% 308 $82   $50,757,746 39
2012/03/06 - $28,516 +13% 308 $93   $50,786,262 40
2012/03/07 - $23,383 -18% 308 $76   $50,809,645 41
2012/03/08 - $26,656 +14% 308 $87   $50,836,301 42
2012/03/09 - $33,242 +25% 151 $220   $50,869,543 43
2012/03/10 - $54,517 +64% 151 $361   $50,924,060 44
2012/03/11 - $35,981 -34% 151 $238   $50,960,041 45
2012/03/12 - $13,085 -64% 151 $87   $50,973,126 46
2012/03/13 - $15,964 +22% 151 $106   $50,989,090 47
2012/03/14 - $13,888 -13% 151 $92   $51,002,978 48
2012/03/15 - $14,304 +3% 151 $95   $51,017,282 49
2012/03/16 - $44,823 +213% 219 $205   $51,062,105 50
2012/03/17 - $63,894 +43% 219 $292   $51,125,999 51
2012/03/18 - $44,063 -31% 219 $201   $51,170,062 52
2012/03/19 - $16,454 -63% 219 $75   $51,186,516 53
2012/03/20 - $19,580 +19% 219 $89   $51,206,096 54
2012/03/21 - $16,930 -14% 219 $77   $51,223,026 55
2012/03/22 - $17,099 +1% 219 $78   $51,240,125 56
2012/03/23 - $32,296 +89% 204 $158   $51,272,421 57
2012/03/24 - $53,231 +65% 204 $261   $51,325,652 58
2012/03/25 - $33,406 -37% 204 $164   $51,359,058 59
2012/03/26 - $12,694 -62% 204 $62   $51,371,752 60
2012/03/27 - $14,598 +15% 204 $72   $51,386,350 61
2012/03/28 - $13,576 -7% 204 $67   $51,399,926 62
2012/03/29 - $13,847 +2% 204 $68   $51,413,773 63
2012/03/30 - $16,929 +22% 131 $129   $51,430,702 64
2012/03/31 - $26,364 +56% 131 $201   $51,457,066 65
2012/04/01 - $18,106 -31% 131 $138   $51,475,172 66
2012/04/02 - $6,587 -64% 131 $50   $51,481,759 67
2012/04/03 - $8,150 +24% 131 $62   $51,489,909 68
2012/04/04 - $7,305 -10% 131 $56   $51,497,214 69
2012/04/05 - $9,825 +34% 131 $75   $51,507,039 70
2012/04/06 - $8,623 -12% 67 $129   $51,515,662 71
2012/04/07 - $11,288 +31% 67 $168   $51,526,950 72
2012/04/08 - $6,658 -41% 67 $99   $51,533,608 73
2012/04/09 - $3,691 -45% 67 $55   $51,537,299 74
2012/04/10 - $3,476 -6% 67 $52   $51,540,775 75
2012/04/11 - $3,805 +9% 67 $57   $51,544,580 76
2012/04/12 - $3,753 -1% 67 $56   $51,548,333 77
2012/04/13 - $7,064 +88% 41 $172   $51,555,397 78
2012/04/14 - $10,831 +53% 41 $264   $51,566,228 79
2012/04/15 - $5,618 -48% 41 $137   $51,571,846 80
2012/04/16 - $1,637 -71% 41 $40   $51,573,483 81
2012/04/17 - $2,584 +58% 41 $63   $51,576,067 82
2012/04/18 - $2,066 -20% 41 $50   $51,578,133 83
2012/04/19 - $2,003 -3% 41 $49   $51,580,136 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/27 1 $19,665,101   3,185 $6,174   $19,665,101 3
2012/02/03 3 $9,300,999 -53% 3,207 $2,900   $34,557,532 10
2012/02/10 7 $5,045,620 -46% 2,801 $1,801   $42,787,884 17
2012/02/17 10 $3,142,111 -38% 2,107 $1,491   $48,035,170 24
2012/02/24 18 $800,285 -75% 917 $873   $50,179,091 31
2012/03/02 26 $258,960 -68% 308 $841   $50,735,510 38
2012/03/09 35 $123,740 -52% 151 $819   $50,960,041 45
2012/03/16 30 $152,780 +23% 219 $698   $51,170,062 52
2012/03/23 37 $118,933 -22% 204 $583   $51,359,058 59
2012/03/30 45 $61,399 -48% 131 $469   $51,475,172 66
2012/04/06 54 $26,569 -57% 67 $397   $51,533,608 73
2012/04/13 58 $23,513 -12% 41 $573   $51,571,846 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/20/20121342,334 342,334$5,812,831$5,812,8311
5/27/20125125,943-63% 468,277$2,135,993$7,948,8252
6/3/2012773,807-41% 542,084$1,251,767$9,200,5913
6/10/20121938,801-47% 580,885$658,065$9,858,6564
6/17/20122228,465-27% 609,350$482,766$10,341,4235
6/24/20122228,137-1% 637,487$476,078$10,817,5016
7/1/20122919,552-31% 657,039$330,233$11,147,7347

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/20/20121193,999 193,999$4,151,579$4,151,5791
5/27/2012542,586-78% 236,585$1,018,662$5,170,2412
6/3/2012523,998-44% 260,583$573,075$5,743,3163
6/10/20121411,695-51% 272,279$280,570$6,023,8864
6/24/20121412,184 292,921$242,704$6,435,0926

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