The Ides of March

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,962,534Details
International Box Office $36,773,391
Worldwide Box Office $77,735,925
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,573,059 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,872,538 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,445,597
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Synopsis

The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$23,000,000
Theatrical Release: October 7th, 2011 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: January 17th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2186, 8/26/2011)
Keywords: Suicide, Atheism, Ensemble, Directing Yourself, Government Corruption, Political
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

2012 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

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DVD Sales: New Releases have the Courage to Stand up to Holdovers

It was a mixed week on the home market as far as new releases were concerned. On the one hand, four of the top five spots on the DVD sales chart were new releases. On the other hand, they were the only new releases to reach the top 30. Courageous was the best of the bunch selling 381,000 units and generating $6.47 million in opening week sales. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Ides of January

January is typically a really bad month for the home market, and it is usually even worse for Blu-ray. Not only are there not many hits coming out, but those that are being released tend to be films that are better suited to DVD than Blu-ray (middling hits, dramas, etc.). This is certainly the case with this week's new releases. Leading the way on the Blu-ray sales chart was Ides of March, a political drama, with 116,000 units / $2.08 million. Its opening Blu-ray share was 39%, which is better than expected for the genre. More...

2012 Awards Season: Hugo and The Artist Compete for Oscar Glory

Yesterday was one of the biggest days during Awards Season as The Oscar nominations were announced in the morning. It was a two horse race for top spot as far as the big winners are concerned. Hugo earned the most nominations with eleven, while The Artist was right behind with ten. However, one could argue The Artist is the bigger winner, as more of its nominations were in the more prestigious categories. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 17th, 2012

It's a slow week on the home market; there are four first run wide releases on this week's list, which is not bad, but only one of those, The Ides of March, earned reviews that were even remotely good. Unfortunately, there are only a few smaller releases that are worth checking out, so it's a pretty shallow week as well. As far as Pick of the Week is concerned, The Ides of March on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack win that honor, practically by default. More...

Awards Season: PGAs Build Consensus

The nominees for this year's Producers Guild of America were announced and there were not a lot of surprises. For instance, nine of the ten nominees for Theatrical Motion Pictures also earned Golden Globe Nominations for either Best Drama or Best Musical / Comedy. Four of the five Animated films also did the same. It does make the Awards Season picture a lot clearer going forward, but it makes coming up with something to say much harder. More...

Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Paranormal Wasn't Just Your Regular Hit

The industry as a whole has to be breathing a small sigh of relief after the weekend numbers started to come in. Paranormal Activity 3 broke records over the weekend helping the overall box office along the way. It grew 38% compared to last weekend, hitting $121 million. Unfortunately, that was still 6% lower than the same weekend Last year. Year-to-date, 2011 is 4% behind 2010's pace at $8.38 billion to $8.73 million and there's little hope that deficit will go away by the end of the year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Real Steel Dances Its Way to a Tight First Place Finish

This past weekend was one the industry would love to forget. It was one of the worst weekend of the entire year. The total box office haul was just $88 million, which was 7.5% lower than last weekend and an absolute stunning 33% lower than the same weekend last year. A year-over-year discrepancy like that usually only occurs when there's a misalignment in the calendar. (Summer starting a week later than it did the year before. A major holiday falling a week later than it did the year before. Halloween or Christmas Day landing on the weekend.) It was so bad, that the top five films this year barely made more than Jackass 3D opened with last year. Footloose was the only new release that made any real impact, but it wasn't enough to overtake Real Steel on top of the chart. Meanwhile, 2011 lost more ground to 2010 and it is now down by 4% at $8.23 billion to $8.56 billion. If we are to see a recovery, it will have to happen really fast. More...

Weekend Estimates: Footloose Reboot Tripped by Steel

A decent opening for the Footloose remake wasn't quite enough to take top spot at the box office this weekend thanks to a good second weekend for Real Steel. The inspirational robot boxing movie dropped 40% from its debut to $16.3 million, which will most likely be enough to keep Footloose in second place. It is projected to make $16.1 million this weekend. Well behind them is The Thing, which is expected to make just $8.7 million. Thanks to the general weakness of the market, that's going to be enough for third, but it's not going to make much of a dent in the marketing costs for the movie, let alone its production costs. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Footlose or Footwin?

Firstly, I would like to apologize for the Footloose / Footlose pun in the title. It is unacceptable, even by my standards. Secondly, we are going to lose. This weekend last year Jackass 3D broke the record for biggest October weekend and there's no chance that feat will be replicated this weekend. In fact, there's almost no chance this weekend will match Red's opening last year. Footloose, The Thing, and The Big Year won't earn $50 million over the weekend combined. We really need the win, but all evidence points to a tough loss in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Steel is Golden

October started out with mixed results and it seems for every bit of good news there was equal and opposite bad news. Real Steel topped expectations, but Ides of March did not. The overall box office slipped by 4% from last weekend to $95 million, but it was higher than the same weekend last year. Growth was under 2%, meaning ticket sales were weaker. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010, but the gap was narrowed to 3% at $8.11 billion to $8.39 billion. There's still a chance we can catch up, but we are running out of time and can't afford any missteps. More...

Weekend Estimates: Real Steel Wins Opening Bout

This weekend is turning out almost precisely as predicted in our Friday preview, with Real Steel cruising to a comfortable with with an estimated $27.3 million and Ides of March under-performing a bit with $10.4 million. Both movies seem to have found their intended audiences fairly successfully, but March was clearly hindered by mediocre reviews. More...

Weekend Predictions: Box Office Needs to get Real

September was a good month and 2011 was able to close the gap with 2010 by $60 million; however, it is still close to $300 million behind last year's pace. This weekend we could see that gap close a little further. There's only one wide release, Real Steel, but it should be bigger than any of last year's three wide releases. In fact, there's a tiny, but statistically significant, chance it could earn more during its opening weekend than the combined opening weekends of Life as We Know It, Secretariat, and My Soul to Take. Ides of March won't be as strong, but it should play counter-programming well enough to grab a solid second place. If the holdovers can hold their own, then the month should start off on a winning note. More...

2011 Preview: October

There is a little bit of good news going into October, as September did help close the year-to-date deficit, even if it was by a small amount. Unfortunately, we really needed a better result to be optimistic about our chances of closing that gap entirely by the end of the year. Even worse, this month represents the last chance 2011 has to catch up to 2010. I know there are two additional months left in the year, but October of 2010 was a soft month with four of the five weekends showing year-over-year declines. If October 2011 is even weaker, the odds of making up the $300 million deficit will be all but gone. It becomes even more troubling that there are no movies opening in October that are guaranteed to be monster hits. So, while October of 2010 was weak compared to October of 2009, it looks like it will be stronger than October of 2011. Hopefully I'm just being pessimistic. There are a couple films that have a shot at $100 million and I will be surprised if none of them at least come close to that milestone, but the slate of films is weaker than I would like. More...

Cast

George Clooney    Mike Morris
Ryan Gosling    Stephen Meyers
Philip Seymour Hoffman    Paul Zara
Paul Giamatti    Tom Duffy
Max Minghella    Ben Harper
Evan Rachel Wood    Molly
Marisa Tomei   

Production and Technical Credits

Director    George Clooney
Producer    George Clooney
Based the play "Farragut North"    Beau Willinon
Producer    Grant Heslov
Producer    Brian Oliver
Executive Producer    Leonardo DiCaprio
Executive Producer    Stephen Pevner
Executive Producer    Nigel Sinclair
Executive Producer    Guy East
Executive Producer    Todd Thompson
Executive Producer    Nina Wolarsky
Executive Producer    Jennifer Davisson Killoran
Executive Producer    Barbara A. Hall
Screenwriter    George Clooney
Screenwriter    Grant Heslov
Cinematographer    Phedon Papamichael
Editor    Stephen Mirrione
Production Designer    Sharon Seymour
Composer    Alexandre Desplat

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/07 2 $3,426,434   2,199 $1,558   $3,426,434 1
2011/10/08 2 $4,265,445 +24% 2,199 $1,940   $7,691,879 2
2011/10/09 2 $2,778,264 -35% 2,199 $1,263   $10,470,143 3
2011/10/10 3 $1,327,607 -52% 2,199 $604   $11,797,750 4
2011/10/11 2 $1,044,521 -21% 2,199 $475   $12,842,271 5
2011/10/12 2 $901,942 -14% 2,199 $410   $13,744,213 6
2011/10/13 2 $910,176 +1% 2,199 $414   $14,654,389 7
2011/10/14 4 $2,267,461 +149% 2,199 $1,031   $16,921,850 8
2011/10/15 4 $3,228,386 +42% 2,199 $1,468   $20,150,236 9
2011/10/16 5 $1,612,999 -50% 2,199 $734   $21,763,235 10
2011/10/17 4 $545,687 -66% 2,199 $248   $22,308,922 11
2011/10/18 4 $729,448 +34% 2,199 $332   $23,038,370 12
2011/10/19 3 $635,245 -13% 2,199 $289   $23,673,615 13
2011/10/20 3 $585,711 -8% 2,199 $266   $24,259,326 14
2011/10/21 5 $1,528,814 +161% 2,042 $749   $25,788,140 15
2011/10/22 5 $2,229,906 +46% 2,042 $1,092   $28,018,046 16
2011/10/23 6 $1,094,331 -51% 2,042 $536   $29,112,377 17
2011/10/24 5 $356,083 -67% 2,042 $174   $29,468,460 18
2011/10/25 5 $490,755 +38% 2,042 $240   $29,959,215 19
2011/10/26 5 $423,420 -14% 2,042 $207   $30,382,635 20
2011/10/27 5 $431,548 +2% 2,042 $211   $30,814,183 21
2011/10/28 8 $792,381 +84% 1,572 $504   $31,606,564 22
2011/10/29 8 $1,283,795 +62% 1,572 $817   $32,890,359 23
2011/10/30 8 $728,259 -43% 1,572 $463   $33,618,618 24
2011/10/31 8 $349,320 -52% 1,572 $222   $33,967,938 25
2011/11/01 8 $305,839 -12% 1,572 $195   $34,273,777 26
2011/11/02 8 $263,755 -14% 1,572 $168   $34,519,532 27
2011/11/03 8 $280,753 +6% 1,572 $179   $34,800,285 28
2011/11/04 9 $600,722 +114% 1,391 $432   $35,401,007 29
2011/11/05 9 $907,494 +51% 1,391 $652   $36,308,501 30
2011/11/06 10 $429,981 -53% 1,391 $309   $36,738,482 31
2011/11/07 9 $139,581 -68% 1,391 $100   $36,878,063 32
2011/11/08 9 $187,495 +34% 1,391 $135   $37,065,558 33
2011/11/09 9 $158,321 -16% 1,391 $114   $37,223,879 34
2011/11/10 9 $190,147 +20% 1,391 $137   $37,414,026 35
2011/11/11 - $304,232 +60% 696 $437   $37,718,258 36
2011/11/12 - $443,349 +46% 696 $637   $38,161,607 37
2011/11/13 - $196,711 -56% 696 $283   $38,358,318 38
2011/11/14 - $59,281 -70% 696 $85   $38,417,599 39
2011/11/15 - $81,290 +37% 696 $117   $38,498,889 40
2011/11/16 - $73,238 -10% 696 $105   $38,572,127 41
2011/11/17 12 $67,744 -8% 696 $97   $38,639,871 42
2011/11/18 - $125,346 +85% 298 $421   $38,765,217 43
2011/11/19 - $222,932 +78% 298 $748   $38,988,149 44
2011/11/20 - $111,994 -50% 298 $376   $39,100,143 45
2011/11/21 - $42,484 -62% 298 $143   $39,142,627 46
2011/11/22 - $59,853 +41% 298 $201   $39,202,480 47
2011/11/23 - $40,834 -32% 159 $257   $39,243,314 48
2011/11/24 - $45,284 +11% 159 $285   $39,288,598 49
2011/11/25 - $100,558 +122% 159 $632   $39,389,156 50
2011/11/26 - $106,438 +6% 159 $669   $39,495,594 51
2011/11/27 - $47,652 -55% 159 $300   $39,543,246 52
2011/11/28 - $14,824 -69% 159 $93   $39,558,070 53
2011/11/29 - $18,682 +26% 159 $117   $39,576,752 54
2011/11/30 - $14,967 -20% 159 $94   $39,591,719 55
2011/12/01 - $15,974 +7% 159 $100   $39,607,693 56
2011/12/02 16 $157,422 +885% 1,016 $155   $39,765,115 57
2011/12/03 16 $236,848 +50% 1,016 $233   $40,001,963 58
2011/12/04 16 $121,627 -49% 1,016 $120   $40,123,590 59
2011/12/05 - $50,255 -59% 1,016 $49   $40,173,845 60
2011/12/06 - $62,846 +25% 1,016 $62   $40,236,691 61
2011/12/07 - $55,090 -12% 1,016 $54   $40,291,781 62
2011/12/08 - $57,427 +4% 1,016 $57   $40,349,208 63
2011/12/09 - $35,211 -39% 187 $188   $40,384,419 64
2011/12/10 - $56,042 +59% 187 $300   $40,440,461 65
2011/12/11 - $27,420 -51% 187 $147   $40,467,881 66
2011/12/12 - $12,391 -55% 187 $66   $40,480,272 67
2011/12/13 - $14,160 +14% 187 $76   $40,494,432 68
2011/12/14 - $12,326 -13% 187 $66   $40,506,758 69
2011/12/15 - $15,477 +26% 187 $83   $40,522,235 70
2011/12/16 - $11,919 -23% 72 $166   $40,534,154 71
2011/12/17 - $20,888 +75% 72 $290   $40,555,042 72
2011/12/18 - $12,782 -39% 72 $178   $40,567,824 73
2011/12/19 - $7,518 -41% 72 $104   $40,575,342 74
2011/12/20 - $7,788 +4% 72 $108   $40,583,130 75
2011/12/21 - $9,160 +18% 141 $65   $40,592,290 76
2011/12/22 - $10,843 +18% 141 $77   $40,603,133 77
2011/12/23 - $17,842 +65% 145 $123   $40,620,975 78
2011/12/24 - $10,154 -43% 145 $70   $40,631,129 79
2011/12/25 - $16,102 +59% 145 $111   $40,647,231 80
2011/12/26 - $28,136 +75% 145 $194   $40,675,367 81
2011/12/27 - $22,602 -20% 145 $156   $40,697,969 82
2011/12/28 - $21,206 -6% 145 $146   $40,719,175 83
2011/12/29 - $22,726 +7% 145 $157   $40,741,901 84
2011/12/30 - $30,904 +36% 143 $216   $40,772,805 85
2011/12/31 - $23,306 -25% 143 $163   $40,796,111 86
2012/01/01 - $29,501 +27% 143 $206   $40,825,612 87
2012/01/02 - $25,176 -15% 143 $176   $40,850,788 88
2012/01/06 - $22,681   114 $199   $40,914,016 92
2012/01/07 - $31,793 +40% 114 $279   $40,945,809 93
2012/01/08 - $16,725 -47% 114 $147   $40,962,534 94

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/07 2 $10,470,143   2,199 $4,761   $10,470,143 3
2011/10/14 4 $7,108,846 -32% 2,199 $3,233   $21,763,235 10
2011/10/21 5 $4,853,051 -32% 2,042 $2,377   $29,112,377 17
2011/10/28 8 $2,804,435 -42% 1,572 $1,784   $33,600,618 24
2011/11/04 9 $1,938,197 -31% 1,391 $1,393   $36,738,482 31
2011/11/11 13 $944,292 -51% 696 $1,357   $38,358,318 38
2011/11/18 16 $460,272 -51% 298 $1,545   $39,100,143 45
2011/11/25 24 $254,648 -45% 159 $1,602   $39,543,246 52
2011/12/02 16 $515,897 +103% 1,016 $508   $40,123,590 59
2011/12/09 30 $118,673 -77% 187 $635   $40,467,881 66
2011/12/16 42 $45,589 -62% 72 $633   $40,567,824 73
2011/12/23 39 $44,098 -3% 145 $304   $40,647,231 80
2011/12/30 41 $83,711 +90% 143 $585   $40,825,612 87
2012/01/06 44 $71,199 -15% 114 $625   $40,962,534 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/22/20123180,152 180,152$3,060,782$3,060,7821
1/29/2012771,874-60% 252,026$1,221,139$4,281,9222
2/5/20121834,463-52% 286,489$639,633$4,921,5553
2/12/20122522,162-36% 308,651$400,246$5,321,8014

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/22/2012194,309 94,309$1,709,822$1,709,8221
1/29/2012623,464-75% 117,773$469,037$2,178,8592
2/5/20121615,765-33% 133,537$290,232$2,469,0913

The Ides of March HD Trailer

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