Hostage

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,636,443Details
International Box Office $43,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $77,636,443
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
35% - Rotten
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 11th, 2005 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: June 21st, 2005 by Miramax Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use
Keywords: Murder - Suicide, Prologue, Organized Crime, Kidnap, Hostage
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/03/11 4 $3,300,000   2,123 $1,554   $3,300,000 1
2005/03/12 4 $4,200,000 +27% 2,123 $1,978   $7,500,000 2
2005/03/13 3 $2,800,000 -33% 2,123 $1,319   $10,214,734 3
2005/03/14 3 $921,000 -67% 2,123 $434   $11,136,000 4
2005/03/15 3 $909,000 -1% 2,123 $428   $12,045,000 5
2005/03/16 3 $832,000 -8% 2,123 $392   $12,877,000 6
2005/03/17 4 $697,000 -16% 2,123 $328   $13,514,000 7
2005/03/18 7 $1,700,000 +144% 2,183 $779   $15,200,000 8
2005/03/19 6 $2,600,000 +53% 2,183 $1,191   $17,800,000 9
2005/03/20 5 $1,700,000 -35% 2,183 $779   $19,503,139 10
2005/03/21 4 $625,000 -63% 2,183 $286   $20,128,000 11
2005/03/22 6 $655,000 +5% 2,183 $300   $20,784,000 12
2005/03/23 6 $640,000 -2% 2,183 $293   $21,424,000 13
2005/03/24 7 $620,000 -3% 2,183 $284   $22,063,392 14
2005/03/25 8 $1,300,000 +110% 1,977 $658   $23,400,000 15
2005/03/26 7 $1,600,000 +23% 1,977 $809   $25,000,000 16
2005/03/27 6 $1,200,000 -25% 1,977 $607   $26,201,432 17
2005/03/28 8 $538,000 -55% 1,977 $272   $26,740,000 18
2005/03/29 8 $431,000 -20% 1,977 $218   $27,170,000 19
2005/03/30 9 $392,000 -9% 1,977 $198   $27,562,000 20
2005/03/31 9 $423,000 +8% 1,977 $214   $27,953,000 21
2005/04/01 11 $700,000 +65% 1,728 $405   $28,700,000 22
2005/04/02 11 $1,000,000 +43% 1,728 $579   $29,700,000 23
2005/04/03 11 $600,000 -40% 1,728 $347   $30,288,870 24
2005/04/04 9 $175,000 -71% 1,728 $101   $30,464,000 25
2005/04/05 9 $202,000 +15% 1,728 $117   $30,666,000 26
2005/04/06 10 $196,000 -3% 1,728 $113   $30,862,000 27
2005/05/30 39 $11,110   103 $108   $34,525,069 81

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/03/11 4 $10,214,734   2,123 $4,811   $10,214,734 3
2005/03/18 6 $5,989,221 -41% 2,183 $2,744   $19,503,139 10
2005/03/25 7 $4,138,040 -31% 1,977 $2,093   $26,201,432 17
2005/04/01 11 $2,335,451 -44% 1,728 $1,352   $30,288,870 24
2005/04/08 13 $1,185,551 -49% 1,269 $934   $32,234,819 31
2005/04/15 15 $749,806 -37% 934 $803   $33,406,625 38
2005/04/22 20 $322,573 -57% 492 $656   $34,033,731 45
2005/04/29 35 $110,023 -66% 184 $598   $34,290,441 52
2005/05/06 45 $36,631 -67% 92 $398   $34,378,145 59
2005/05/13 54 $24,154 -34% 80 $302   $34,417,823 66
2005/05/20 48 $27,270 +13% 47 $580   $34,458,463 73
2005/05/27 41 $39,462 +45% 103 $383   $34,513,959 80
2005/06/03 38 $38,698 -2% 101 $383   $34,579,828 87
2005/06/10 49 $19,143 -51% 64 $299   $34,617,915 94
2005/06/17 67 $7,749 -60% 21 $369   $34,636,443 101

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Cast

Bruce Willis    Jeff Talley
Jonathan Tucker    Dennis Kelly
Ben Foster    Mars
Kevin Pollak    Mr. Smith
Rumer Willis    Amanda Talley
Art LaFleur    Bill Jorgenson
Kim Coates    The Watchman
Marjean Holden    Carol Flores