Kick-Ass

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,071,303Details
International Box Office $49,456,232
Worldwide Box Office $97,527,535
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,305,618 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $14,447,597 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $38,753,215
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
76% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$28,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 16th, 2010 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: August 3rd, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children
(Rating bulletin 2107, 2/10/2010)
Franchise: Kick-Ass
Keywords: Vigilante, Surprise Twist, Marvel Comics
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Marv Films, Plan B Entertainment

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International Details: Wonderful Milestone for Alice

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Cast

Aaron Johnson    Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass
Christopher Mintz-Plasse    Chris D'Amico/Red Mist
ChloŽ Grace Moretz    Mindy/Hit Girl
Mark Strong    Frank D'Amico
Nicolas Cage    Damon/Big Daddy
Clark Duke    Marty
Lyndsy Fonseca    Katie
Michael Rispoli    Big Joe
Omari Hardwick    Sgt. Marcus Williams
Xander Berkeley    Detective Gigante
Jason Flemyng    Lobby Goon

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Matthew Vaughn
Screenwriter    Jane Goldman
Screenwriter    Matthew Vaughn
Based on the comicbook by    Mark Millar
Producer    Matthew Vaughn
Producer    Brad Pitt
Producer    Kris Thykier
Producer    Adam Bohling
Producer    Tarquin Pack
Producer    David Reid
Executive Producer    Pierre Lagrange
Executive Producer    Stephen Marks
Executive Producer    Mark Millar
Executive Producer    John S. Romita, Jr.
Executive Producer    Jeremy Kleiner
Co-Producer    Jane Goldman
Cinematographer    Ben Davis
Editor    Jon Harris
Editor    Pietro Scalia
Editor    Eddie Hamilton
Composer    John Murphy
Composer    Henry Jackman
Composer    Marius de Vries
Composer    Ilan Eshkeri
Music Supervisor    Ian Neil
Production Designer    Russell De Rozario
Art Director    John King
Set Decorator    Tina Jones
Costume Designer    Sammy Sheldon
Sound Mixer    Simon Hayes
Second Unit Director    Tim Maurice-Jones
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mattias Lindahl
Special Effects Supervisor    David Harris
Casting Director    Lucinda Syson
Casting Director    Sarah Halley Finn
Visual Effects Designer    Bill Taylor
Associate Producer    Creighton Bellinger
Assistant Director    George Parra
Second Unit Director    Mic Rodgers
Stunt Coordinator    Mic Rodgers
Second Unit Camera    Jonathan Taylor
Second Unit Camera    Ronna Kress

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/04/16 1 $7,656,935   3,065 $2,498   $7,656,935 1
2010/04/17 3 $7,211,269 -6% 3,065 $2,353   $14,868,204 2
2010/04/18 2 $4,960,483 -31% 3,065 $1,618   $19,828,687 3
2010/04/19 1 $1,559,975 -69% 3,065 $509   $21,388,662 4
2010/04/20 1 $1,488,805 -5% 3,065 $486   $22,877,467 5
2010/04/21 1 $1,297,845 -13% 3,065 $423   $24,175,312 6
2010/04/22 3 $1,190,512 -8% 3,065 $388   $25,365,824 7
2010/04/23 5 $2,835,395 +138% 3,065 $925   $28,201,219 8
2010/04/24 5 $3,865,995 +36% 3,065 $1,261   $32,067,214 9
2010/04/25 3 $2,641,008 -32% 3,065 $862   $34,708,222 10
2010/04/26 3 $800,248 -70% 3,065 $261   $35,508,470 11
2010/04/27 3 $809,920 +1% 3,065 $264   $36,318,390 12
2010/04/28 3 $703,031 -13% 3,065 $229   $37,021,421 13
2010/04/29 3 $690,912 -2% 3,065 $225   $37,712,333 14
2010/04/30 8 $1,357,751 +97% 2,542 $534   $39,070,084 15
2010/05/01 8 $1,827,858 +35% 2,542 $719   $40,897,942 16
2010/05/02 8 $1,330,331 -27% 2,542 $523   $42,228,273 17
2010/05/03 7 $426,036 -68% 2,542 $168   $42,654,309 18
2010/05/04 6 $430,376 +1% 2,542 $169   $43,084,685 19
2010/05/05 7 $345,538 -20% 2,542 $136   $43,430,223 20
2010/05/06 7 $345,923 n/c 2,542 $136   $43,776,146 21
2010/05/07 10 $472,374 +37% 1,759 $269   $44,248,520 22
2010/05/08 11 $614,587 +30% 1,759 $349   $44,863,107 23
2010/05/09 12 $417,998 -32% 1,759 $238   $45,281,105 24
2010/05/10 8 $187,913 -55% 1,759 $107   $45,469,018 25
2010/05/11 11 $204,327 +9% 1,759 $116   $45,673,345 26
2010/05/12 8 $208,930 +2% 1,759 $119   $45,882,275 27
2010/05/13 10 $193,960 -7% 1,759 $110   $46,076,235 28
2010/05/14 - $162,412 -16% 609 $267   $46,238,647 29
2010/05/15 - $228,767 +41% 609 $376   $46,467,414 30
2010/05/16 - $148,818 -35% 609 $244   $46,616,232 31
2010/05/17 - $70,829 -52% 609 $116   $46,687,061 32
2010/05/18 - $68,990 -3% 609 $113   $46,756,051 33
2010/05/19 - $71,159 +3% 609 $117   $46,827,210 34
2010/05/20 - $64,128 -10% 609 $105   $46,891,338 35
2010/05/21 - $80,067 +25% 309 $259   $46,971,405 36
2010/05/22 - $119,000 +49% 309 $385   $47,090,405 37
2010/05/23 - $81,545 -31% 309 $264   $47,171,950 38
2010/05/24 - $41,257 -49% 309 $134   $47,213,207 39
2010/05/25 - $36,038 -13% 309 $117   $47,249,245 40
2010/05/26 - $32,778 -9% 309 $106   $47,282,023 41
2010/05/27 - $27,244 -17% 309 $88   $47,309,267 42
2010/05/28 - $40,964 +50% 163 $251   $47,350,231 43
2010/05/29 - $49,810 +22% 163 $306   $47,400,041 44
2010/05/30 - $62,144 +25% 163 $381   $47,355,309 45
2010/05/31 28 $46,042 -26% 163 $282   $47,508,227 46
2010/06/01 - $22,078 -52% 163 $135   $47,530,305 47
2010/06/02 - $19,700 -11% 163 $121   $47,550,005 48
2010/06/03 - $18,401 -7% 163 $113   $47,568,406 49
2010/06/04 - $20,913 +14% 117 $179   $47,589,319 50
2010/06/05 - $29,669 +42% 117 $254   $47,618,988 51
2010/06/06 - $22,573 -24% 117 $193   $47,641,561 52
2010/06/07 - $11,074 -51% 117 $95   $47,652,635 53
2010/06/08 - $10,308 -7% 117 $88   $47,662,943 54
2010/06/09 - $9,258 -10% 117 $79   $47,672,201 55
2010/06/10 - $10,206 +10% 117 $87   $47,682,407 56
2010/06/11 - $32,553 +219% 178 $183   $47,714,960 57
2010/06/12 - $41,114 +26% 178 $231   $47,756,074 58
2010/06/13 - $34,685 -16% 178 $195   $47,790,759 59
2010/06/14 - $21,418 -38% 178 $120   $47,812,177 60
2010/06/15 - $21,439 n/c 178 $120   $47,833,616 61
2010/06/16 - $22,638 +6% 178 $127   $47,856,254 62
2010/06/17 - $17,877 -21% 178 $100   $47,874,131 63
2010/06/18 - $22,957 +28% 157 $146   $47,897,088 64
2010/06/19 - $28,734 +25% 157 $183   $47,925,822 65
2010/06/20 - $24,906 -13% 157 $159   $47,950,728 66
2010/06/21 - $13,696 -45% 157 $87   $47,964,424 67
2010/06/22 - $15,505 +13% 157 $99   $47,979,929 68
2010/06/23 - $13,613 -12% 157 $87   $47,993,542 69
2010/06/24 - $15,037 +10% 157 $96   $48,008,579 70
2010/06/25 - $10,638 -29% 102 $104   $48,019,217 71
2010/06/26 - $12,808 +20% 102 $126   $48,032,025 72
2010/06/27 - $11,480 -10% 102 $113   $48,043,505 73
2010/06/28 - $7,228 -37% 102 $71   $48,050,733 74
2010/06/29 - $7,233 n/c 102 $71   $48,057,966 75
2010/06/30 - $6,456 -11% 102 $63   $48,064,422 76
2010/07/01 - $6,881 +7% 102 $67   $48,071,303 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/04/16 1 $19,828,687   3,065 $6,469   $19,828,687 3
2010/04/23 5 $9,342,398 -53% 3,065 $3,048   $34,708,222 10
2010/04/30 8 $4,515,940 -52% 2,542 $1,777   $42,228,273 17
2010/05/07 12 $1,504,959 -67% 1,759 $856   $45,281,105 24
2010/05/14 15 $539,997 -64% 609 $887   $46,616,232 31
2010/05/21 22 $280,612 -48% 309 $908   $47,171,950 38
2010/05/28 30 $152,918 -46% 163 $938   $47,355,309 45
2010/06/04 41 $73,155 -52% 117 $625   $47,641,561 52
2010/06/11 34 $108,352 +48% 178 $609   $47,790,759 59
2010/06/18 41 $76,597 -29% 157 $488   $47,950,728 66
2010/06/25 50 $34,926 -54% 102 $342   $48,043,505 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/8/20102435,611 435,611$9,648,566$9,648,5661
8/15/20104195,166-55% 630,777$4,270,622$13,919,1882
8/22/20108106,599-45% 737,376$2,355,966$16,275,1543
8/29/20101258,907-45% 796,283$1,325,443$17,600,5974
9/5/20101538,791-34% 835,074$856,424$18,457,0215
9/12/20102428,121-28% 863,195$624,210$19,081,2316
11/14/20102242,051 965,191$555,847$20,798,61315
8/18/20132324,150 1,223,385$120,508$24,021,210159
8/25/20132820,339-16% 1,243,724$101,492$24,122,702160

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/8/20101250,738 250,738$5,764,467$5,764,4671
8/15/2010269,833-72% 320,571$1,605,459$7,369,9262
8/22/2010433,254-52% 353,825$821,046$8,190,9723
8/29/2010715,011-55% 368,836$360,723$8,551,6954
9/5/2010714,048-6% 382,885$328,170$8,879,8655
9/12/2010139,257-34% 392,142$225,506$9,105,3716
9/19/2010146,167-33% 398,309$141,957$9,247,3287
9/26/2010194,680-24% 402,989$111,489$9,358,8178
10/3/2010185,346+14% 408,335$106,869$9,465,6869
10/17/20101510,662 422,758$213,135$9,754,02311
11/7/20101018,885 445,503$245,319$10,049,48314
11/14/2010822,691+20% 468,194$294,755$10,344,23815
11/21/20101514,180-38% 482,374$184,198$10,528,43616
11/28/201016111,549+687% 593,923$1,258,274$11,786,71017
2/6/20111122,295 651,576$319,935$12,614,03027
2/13/20111425,024+12% 676,600$325,062$12,939,09228
8/18/2013179,291 848,205$69,682$14,226,029159
8/25/2013178,408-10% 856,613$63,059$14,289,088160

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