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A History of Violence (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,493,782Details
International Box Office $29,984,015
Worldwide Box Office $61,477,797
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $38,699,127 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $38,699,127
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 23rd, 2005 (Limited) by New Line
September 30th, 2005 (Expands Wide) by New Line
Video Release: March 14th, 2006 by New Line Home Video, released as History of Violence, A
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence, graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.
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Keywords: Surprise Twist, Film Noir
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 690 $22,228 Feb 3, 2006 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 765 $30,179 Jan 27, 2006 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 888 $32,334 Jan 20, 2006 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 969 $42,323 Jan 13, 2006 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,131 $46,613 Jan 6, 2006 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,313 $47,038 Dec 30, 2005 101
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,894 $37,054 Dec 16, 2005 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,099 $42,716 Dec 9, 2005 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,195 $56,596 Dec 2, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,555 $54,568 Nov 25, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,252 $109,352 Nov 18, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,567 $344,222 Nov 11, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,292 $814,257 Nov 4, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,345 $1,351,883 Oct 28, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,152 $2,699,962 Oct 21, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,325 $3,600,474 Oct 14, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,420 $5,067,000 Oct 7, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,348 $8,103,077 Sep 30, 2005 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,878 $515,992 Sep 23, 2005 3

Cast

   Tom Stall/Joey Cusack
Maria Bello    Edie Stall
William Hurt    Richie Cusack
Ed Harris    Carl Fogarty
Ashton Holmes   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Howard Shore

DVD Releases for February 10, 2009 - Part I

February 10th, 2009

One of the busier weeks in the past several weeks, but there's little in the way of top-notch releases. The biggest box office hit was Nights in Rodanthe, which struggled to become a mid-level hit. The best release in my opinion is My Name is Bruce on Blu-ray, but only if you are a Bruce Campbell Fanboy. I am, and I'm awarding it the DVD Pick of the Week. While there were not as many top-notch releases, there were still more than enough bulk to force this column to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

Kong Crowned King of the Home Market

April 8th, 2006

King Kong was the best of this week's batch as it easily took top spot on the rental charts with $10.31 million in DVD rentals. This is higher than expected as I had assumed the vast majority of people who were interested in seeing it would buy it, but instead the buyers lead the renters by only a 2 - 1 margin. More...

Chicken Little Derails Competition

April 1st, 2006

Despite a weak DVD, Derailed topped the rental charts with $8.39 million during its first week of release. Last week's winner, A History of Violence, fell 28% to $6.42 million and now has $15.42 million during its home market run. A pair of family films, Chicken Little and Dreamer - Inspired by a True Story, came in third and fourth with $5.68 million and $5.45 million respectively. Rounding our the top five was Walk the Line, which added $5.10 million to its four-week total of $34.19 million. More...

Good Night for Violence

March 25th, 2006

A History of Violence took top spot on the rental charts with $8.91 million in combined rentals during its first week of release. In that one week the film earned more than a quarter of what the film took in during its entire theatrically run and should have no trouble surpassing that total before long. More...

Under Climbing Up World Charts

March 19th, 2006

A number one opening in France, as well as a slew of smaller debuts, pushed Underworld: Evolution into sixth place on the international charts with $4.98 million on 1473 screens in 20 markets for a running tally of $36.12 million after nearly two months in release. In France the film earned $1.84 million on 346 screens while it managed the same feat in a trio of Asian markets: Taiwan with $600,000 on 75 screens, Malaysia with $310,000 on 45, and Hong Kong with $290,000 on 25. Interestingly, the original was banned in Malaysia. More...

DVD Releases for March 14, 2006

March 13th, 2006

I can't say I'm particularly impressed by this week's selection of DVDs. There were a couple of films that I loved, but the DVD release was sub-par. The release I was most looking forward to Grosse Pointe - The Complete Series, was pulled from the schedule. That left A History of Violence - Buy from Amazon as the obvious choice for DVD Pick of the Week, but there were a couple of release worthy of an honorable mention, including the mockumentary, LolliLove. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Support Roles

February 15th, 2006

With the Oscars less than a month away and our contest well under way, there's no better time to take a closer look at some of the nominees. Today we'll look at the Best Supporting Roles for both Actor and Actress. More...

Mountain of Oscar Nominations

January 31st, 2006

Brokeback Mountain again led the list of nominees as with 8 Oscar nods. There were three films with six nominations a piece, Crash, Good Night and Good Luck, and Memoirs of a Geisha, (although for that last one, they were all the less prestigious technical awards. More...

Cowboys and Virgins among WGA Nominations

January 6th, 2006

The Writers Guild of America announced its nominations this week, and while there are plenty of awards, only three are for theatrical releases. More...

International Details: Chicken Littler

December 23rd, 2005

Chicken Little fell out of the top five with $6.81 million on 3697 screens in 32 markets for a $66.03 million running tally. The film had no major openings while holdovers varied from strong in France, (down just 29% to $3.03 million on 910 screens for the weekend and $7.75 million in total) to very poor in Italy, (down 59% to $658,000 on 367 for a $6.39 million total). The film has yet to open in several major markets including the U.K., Japan, and Germany and when it does it should have no trouble topping its domestic total since it is already more than halfway there. More...

Not Quite Like Heaven

December 18th, 2005

Just Like Heaven dipped at the box office falling out of the top five with $4.53 million on 1609 screens in 30 markets over the weekend for an early total of $18.04 million internationally. Its best opening was in Belgium where it debuted in second place with $252,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $290,000 in total. It also had debuts in Holland with $139,000 on 57 screens over the weekend and $167,000 overall, and in Greece with $116,000 on 24 and Norway with $113,000 on 26. Holdovers include Germany where the film dropped 24% to $890,000 on 273 screens for a total of $2.41 million so far, while in Spain the film fell 39% to 718,000 on 200 screens for a two-week total of $3.09 million. More...

Cowboys find Gold in Brokeback Mountain

December 13th, 2005

Brokeback Mountain was the big winner today as Golden Globe nominations were announced. With seven nods, it led all films, which is an important Oscar indicator. More...

International Details: Flightplan has Bumpy Landing

December 11th, 2005

Flightplan fell out of the top five with $5.13 million on 2,430 screens in 38 markets for a total of $94.65 million on the international scene. It did fall from second to sixth on this week's charts, but it should still reach $100 million by this time next week. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it remained in second place with $2.14 million on 416 screens for a two-week total of $6.59 million. More...

Her Shoes Fall out of Fashion

December 4th, 2005

Here's this week's round-up of international box office numbers.

In Her Shoes fell out of the top five this week with $3.95 million on 2,050 screens in 23 markets for a $30.60 million international box office. The film held up amazingly well in Spain, dropping just 8% to $810,000 on 290 screens, but it wasn't as fortunate in France where it lost more than half its opening, earning $400,000 on 293 screens, falling out of the top ten in the process. It suffered a similar fate during its third weekend in the U.K. where it was down 55% to $736,000 on 268 screens, but the film already has $7.06 million there, which is better than its domestic run if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

Zorro Leaves its Mark

November 27th, 2005

The Legend of Zorro fell from second to sixth this week and because of that its quest from $100 million internationally took a serious hit. Over the weekend the film pulled in $4.20 million on 4062 screens in 62 markets for a running tally of $80.73 million. In France the film fell 57% to $1.01 million over the weekend and $14.80 million during its four-week run while it had a similar drop-off in Spain where it was down 56% to $475,000 over the weekend and $9.10 million in total. The box office was less kind in Russia, (down 68% to $136,000); Germany, (down 70% to $232,000) and the U.K., (down 83% to $120,000). More...

Corpse Bridesmaid

November 20th, 2005

The Corpse Bride missed the top five by the narrowest of narrow margins losing out to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $5.50 million to $5.45 million. The film earned its $5.45 million on 2586 screens in 28 markets pushing its total to $53.4 million total at the international box office. In South Korea the film fell 43% to $753,000 on 114 screens, which is better than average for the market. And the film is also doing well in Italy adding $764,000 on 268 screens to its $2.67 million running tally there, $700,000 in France for a $8 million box office, and $462,000 in Japan for a $7.0 million box office. More...

Chicken's Little Start on the International Scene is Lucrative

November 13th, 2005

Chicken Little started its international run with day-and-date debuts in 9 markets earning $5.54 million on 900 screens, just missing the top five in the process. Its best market was kid-friendly Mexico with $3.1 million on 600 screens, which is about on par with its opening domestically. On the other hand, the film broke records in Malaysia with $477,000 on 40 screens. Other results include a first place debuts in Russia with $1.1 million on 197 screens and in Taiwan with $463,000 on 18 screens, (including previews). More...

Zorro Steals the Show

November 6th, 2005

With The Legend of Zorro earning a nearly worldwide release this past weekend, and the imminent release of another juggernaut, there was little room for other releases this weekend on the international scene. More...

Surprise Twist on the International Charts

October 30th, 2005

Oliver Twist opened in two major markets over the weekend, placing second in both France with $2.4 million on 547 screens and Italy with $1.3 million on 301 screens. Other markets include $360,000 in the U.K. for a $3.6 million total there and $140,000 in Poland for $1.1 million. Add it up and you have $4.2 million for the weekend and $9.6 million in total. More...

Brothers are not so Grimm

October 23rd, 2005

The Brothers Grimm dropped just 35% during its second weekend in France adding $2.1 million to its $5.7 million total there. In Germany, the film performed a nearly the same level falling 36% to $950,000 over the weekend and $2.9 million during its run. Overall the film made $4 million for a $27.8 million runny tally and that places it fourth on this week's charts. While the film struggled domestically, it is doing quite a bit better on the international scene, and could show a profit sometime during its home market run. More...

Corrected - Wallace and Gromit Capture Top Spot

October 10th, 2005

It was a bad weekend at the box office. Granted, the box office hit $104 million over the weekend, up 17.6% from last weekend, but it was down 2.9% from last year, making this a weak start to October. The fall box office is still ahead of last years pace by 4.9% at $581.8 million, but year-to-date, 2005 is off by 6.5% at $6.608 billion. More...

Full House for new Releases

October 7th, 2005

Five new films are opening in varying degrees of wideness from 3,645 theatres for Wallace and Gromit to 969 for The Gospel. All while all five could have an impact at the box office, the real question is whether the overall market can rebound from last weekend's setback. More...

Serenity's Start is Nothing to get Excited About

October 3rd, 2005

The mini-winning streak the box office was on came to a crashing end this weekend as the total box office was only $88 million, down 11.4% from last weekend and a stunning 21.7% from last year. Of course, this time last year was the first weekend in October, so the year-to-year drop-off is to be expected. Year-to-date, 2005 is behind 2004 by 6.6% at $6.479 billion to $6.934 billion. But at least the Fall is still ahead by 7.7% at $453 million, and at this point you have to take whatever good news you can find. More...

Studios Hoping the Box Office isn't too Serene

September 30th, 2005

Today is the last day of a very successful September. Unfortunately, this does mean the year-to-year gains we've been seeing will come to an end. This time last year was the first weekend in October and all three wide releases combined won't top the debut of Shark Tale. But hopefully that will be a momentary setback for an otherwise healthy Fall box office. More...

Violence has its Rewards

September 27th, 2005

As expected, A History of Violence led the per theatre charts this weekend with an average of $36,857 in 14 theatres. Even if the film wasn't going to expand its theatre count, it would still top David Cronenberg's previous film and depending on how well it holds onto its average as it expands, it could become one of his biggest commercial successes. The only other member of the $10,000 club was Oliver Twist, which earned $68,447 in just 5 theatres for an average of $13,689, which is a little below what I was expecting. More...

Proud History of Oscar Contenders

September 23rd, 2005

Another dozen films open in limited release over the weekend including some films than are legitimate Oscar contenders. And others that are not. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22

September 22nd, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates. This week's list is a little shorter than usual partially because I'm moving today and had to complete the list on Wednesday. Because of this there was no site that really stood out as deserving the Weekly Website Award; perhaps next week there will be two winners. More...

2005 Preview: September

September 1st, 2005

September is the prime dumping ground for movie studios, where the films that just didn't work get ditched to die an undignified death. So why are there no less than five movies opening wide that look like they should be reasonably good? Either the studios are trying to counteract the poor reputation September has, or I have really bad taste in movies.

This month is very difficult to predict for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fluidity of the release schedule with several films on the bubble for wide releases. In fact, there are almost as many films that may or may not open wide in September than there are films with a solid release schedule. Predicting what a film will earn without knowing if it will open wide is tricky because you have to figure out how much it would earn if it opens wide, how much it will earn if it goes the limited route, and what are the odds it will open wide versus a limited release. This resulting weighted average is lower than a similar prediction for a movie that is known to be opening wide, which makes the month look even worse that it otherwise would. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 12 - August 18

August 18th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Into the Blue - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 1 - July 7

July 7th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Murderball - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 19 - May 26

May 26th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Cinderella Man - Official Site. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/09/23 18 $515,992   14 $36,857   $515,992 3
2005/09/30 4 $8,103,077 +1,470% 1,340 $6,047   $8,871,781 10
2005/10/07 9 $5,067,000 -37% 1,340 $3,781   $16,638,684 17
2005/10/14 8 $3,600,474 -29% 1,348 $2,671   $22,364,443 24
2005/10/21 9 $2,699,962 -25% 1,308 $2,064   $26,300,395 31
2005/10/28 14 $1,351,883 -50% 1,011 $1,337   $28,542,075 38
2005/11/04 18 $814,257 -40% 707 $1,152   $29,909,243 45
2005/11/11 24 $344,222 -58% 308 $1,118   $30,524,394 52
2005/11/18 34 $109,352 -68% 167 $655   $30,745,328 59
2005/11/25 45 $54,568 -50% 63 $866   $30,848,006 66
2005/12/02 41 $56,596 +4% 93 $609   $30,927,547 73
2005/12/09 41 $42,716 -25% 123 $347   $30,997,278 80
2005/12/16 38 $37,054 -13% 104 $356   $31,061,904 87
2005/12/30 46 $47,038   56 $840   $31,198,508 101
2006/01/06 41 $46,613 -1% 57 $818   $31,287,133 108
2006/01/13 42 $42,323 -9% 46 $920   $31,350,408 115
2006/01/20 49 $32,334 -24% 34 $951   $31,408,459 122
2006/01/27 54 $30,179 -7% 25 $1,207   $31,456,306 129
2006/02/03 63 $22,228 -26% 22 $1,010   $31,493,782 136

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/09/30 4 $2,600,000   1,340 $1,940   $3,400,000 8
2005/10/01 4 $3,400,000 +31% 1,340 $2,537   $6,800,000 9
2005/10/02 4 $2,100,000 -38% 1,340 $1,567   $8,871,781 10
2005/10/03 3 $720,000 -66% 1,340 $537   $9,592,000 11
2005/10/04 3 $735,000 +2% 1,340 $549   $10,328,000 12
2005/10/05 2 $600,000 -18% 1,340 $448   $10,930,000 13
2005/10/06 2 $620,000 +3% 1,340 $463   $11,571,684 14
2005/10/07 10 $1,500,000 +142% 1,340 $1,119   $13,000,000 15
2005/10/08 8 $2,200,000 +47% 1,340 $1,642   $15,200,000 16
2005/10/09 9 $1,400,000 -36% 1,340 $1,045   $16,638,684 17
2005/10/10 7 $730,000 -48% 1,340 $545   $17,369,000 18
2005/10/11 6 $425,000 -42% 1,340 $317   $17,794,000 19
2005/10/12 6 $410,000 -4% 1,340 $306   $18,207,000 20
2005/10/13 7 $450,000 +10% 1,340 $336   $18,763,969 21
2005/10/14 8 $1,100,000 +144% 1,348 $816   $19,900,000 22
2005/10/15 8 $1,600,000 +45% 1,348 $1,187   $21,500,000 23
2005/10/16 9 $900,000 -44% 1,348 $668   $22,364,443 24
2005/10/17 9 $300,000 -67% 1,348 $223   $22,664,000 25
2005/10/18 9 $325,000 +8% 1,348 $241   $22,996,000 26
2005/10/19 9 $285,000 -12% 1,348 $211   $23,278,000 27
2005/10/20 9 $310,000 +9% 1,348 $230   $23,600,433 28
2005/10/21 9 $900,000 +190% 1,308 $688   $24,500,000 29
2005/10/22 9 $1,200,000 +33% 1,308 $917   $25,700,000 30
2005/10/23 11 $600,000 -50% 1,308 $459   $26,300,395 31
2005/10/24 10 $230,000 -62% 1,308 $176   $26,530,000 32
2005/10/25 10 $235,000 +2% 1,308 $180   $26,769,000 33
2005/10/26 10 $220,000 -6% 1,308 $168   $26,988,000 34
2005/10/27 10 $202,000 -8% 1,308 $154   $27,190,192 35
2006/01/02 40 $14,606   56 $261   $31,213,114 102
2006/01/16 40 $9,367   46 $204   $31,359,775 116

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/09/23 18 $768,704   14 $54,907   $768,704 7
2005/09/30 4 $10,802,980 +1,305% 1,340 $8,062   $11,571,684 14
2005/10/07 9 $7,192,285 -33% 1,340 $5,367   $18,763,969 21
2005/10/14 8 $4,836,464 -33% 1,348 $3,588   $23,600,433 28
2005/10/21 9 $3,589,759 -26% 1,308 $2,744   $27,190,192 35
2005/10/28 14 $1,904,794 -47% 1,011 $1,884   $29,094,986 42
2005/11/04 18 $1,085,186 -43% 707 $1,535   $30,180,172 49
2005/11/11 25 $455,804 -58% 308 $1,480   $30,635,976 56
2005/11/18 34 $157,462 -65% 167 $943   $30,793,438 63
2005/11/25 44 $77,513 -51% 63 $1,230   $30,870,951 70
2005/12/02 38 $83,611 +8% 93 $899   $30,954,562 77
2005/12/09 40 $70,288 -16% 123 $571   $31,024,850 84
2005/12/30 42 $89,050   56 $1,590   $31,240,520 105
2006/01/06 38 $67,565 -24% 57 $1,185   $31,308,085 112
2006/01/13 41 $68,040 +1% 46 $1,479   $31,376,125 119
2006/01/20 49 $50,002 -27% 34 $1,471   $31,426,127 126
2006/01/27 55 $45,427 -9% 25 $1,817   $31,471,554 133
2006/02/03 65 $22,228 -51% 22 $1,010   $31,493,782 140

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/19/20062704,463 704,463$12,363,326$12,363,3261
3/26/20068205,936-71% 910,399$3,080,803$15,444,1282
4/2/20061685,543-58% 995,942$1,279,723$16,723,8513
4/9/20068242,290+183% 1,238,232$3,624,658$20,348,5104
4/16/20065403,830+67% 1,642,062$6,041,297$26,389,8075
4/23/20067110,337-73% 1,752,399$1,650,642$28,040,4486
4/30/20061296,984-12% 1,849,383$1,450,881$29,491,3297
5/7/20061869,504-28% 1,918,887$1,039,780$30,531,1098
5/14/20062470,383+1% 1,989,270$1,052,930$31,584,0389
5/21/20062944,511-37% 2,033,781$665,885$32,249,92310
5/28/20063043,770-2% 2,077,551$654,799$32,904,72211

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