Kick-Ass 2

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,795,985Details
International Box Office $34,501,129
Worldwide Box Office $63,297,114
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,806,200 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,361,819 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,168,019
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010ís irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass' do-it-yourself bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist - reborn as super-villain The Mother f%&*^r - only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
29% - Rotten
Audience
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$28,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 16th, 2013 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: December 17th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2269, 4/24/2013)
Franchise: Kick-Ass
Keywords: Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Revenge, Accidental Death, False Identity, Organized Crime, Vigilante, Sequels Without Their Original Stars, Out of Retirement, Ensemble, Marvel Comics, Sex Crimes, Wrongfully Convicted
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 17th, 2013

It's a busy week with eight or so first-run releases. (It depends on if you count the The Sound of Music Live! as a first-run release.) However, none of them were big hits at the box office. Some of them made enough money to break even sometime on the home market, others struggled more than that, but none were breakout hits. Some of these are still worth picking up. For others, there's a reason they struggled. There are also a few TV on DVD releases this week that are worth picking up, as well as a few limited releases that are strong. All in all, it's a good week on the home market with many DVD and Blu-rays that are worth picking up, some of which I'm looking forward to reviewing... when they show up. This time of year, getting screeners on time tends to be a little harder. I think Burn Notice: Season Seven is the top selection, but I'll have to wait for the screener to make sure. On a side note, next Tuesday is Christmas eve, so there won't be a DVD and Blu-ray Release report. There's only four films worth talking about anyway, so I'm including them on this list. Of next week's films, More Than Honey on DVD or Blu-ray is the Pick of Next Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Butting Heads

Summer is rapidly ending and you can tell by the box office numbers of the wide releases this weekend. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones had the biggest opening of the three wide releases, but not really the best opening. The World's End earned a little less over the three-day weekend, but it also reportedly cost just $20 million to make, so it will earn a profit, unlike City of Bones. The final new release was You're Next, which couldn't live up to its reviews, but again, it is rumored to have cost very little to make, perhaps less than $1 million, so it should break even sooner rather than later. With the weakness in the new releases, Lee Daniels' The Butler had no trouble repeating in first place, but the overall box office did fall by 21% from last weekend to $110 million. This was still better than last year by 12%, which extends 2013's winning streak to five weeks. Year-to-date, 2013 has pulled in $7.18 billion leading 2012's pace of $6.97 billion by 3%. More...

Contest: Kicking Names And...: Winning Announcement

The winner of our Kicking Names And... was determined and it is... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Got Served

It turns out Lee Daniels' The Butler was the strongest of the four wide releases. In fact, given its reviews and its target demographic, it could hit $100 million. Kick-Ass 2 really stumbled, which is not that surprising given its reviews, but a lot of analysts failed to predict this result. Jobs missed the top five by a wide degree, while Paranoia missed the top ten. The overall box office fell 12% to $139 million. This is higher than the same weekend last year, but by a barely perceivable 0.2%. Year-to-date, 2013 is ahead of 2012, but by a tiny 0.25% margin. Still, compared to where we were earlier in the year, this is a massive victory. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Kick it Up a Notch?

Summer blockbuster season has officially ended, but there are four films hoping to grab a share of the limited box office dollars left. Kick-Ass 2 is the clear favorite among analysts, but it is being beat up by critics. Lee Daniels' The Butler is the only other film with a shot at first place. It is earning good reviews, but not great reviews, and I think it will be remembered as busted Oscar bait. Neither Jobs nor Paranoia have a real shot at the top five, nor are they earning critical praise. There were also four films that opened wide this weekend last year. All four of them earned $10 million or more, led by The Expendables II with $28.59, while there were three holdovers with $10 million or more. There's a slim chance Kick-Ass 2 will match The Expendables II, but I wouldn't bet on it. Plus the depth this year is weaker that last year's depth was. That's bad news for the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Kicking Names and...

There are a quartet of wide releases coming out next week; however, only two of them look like they will be anything more than mediocre. The Butler should have the best legs of the four films, but Kick Ass 2 should have the biggest opening. As such, 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 Kick Ass 2. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a copy of Gunsmoke: The Ninth Season, Volume One and Volume Two on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2013 Preview: August

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

Cast

Aaron Johnson    David Lizewski / Kick-Ass
Christopher Mintz-Plasse    Chris D'Amico / The Red Mist / The Motherfucker
ChloŽ Grace Moretz    Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl
Jim Carrey    Colonel Stars and Stripes
Clark Duke    Marty / Battle Guy
Morris Chestnut    Detective Marcus Williams
Donald Faison    Dr. Gravity
John Leguizamo    Javier
Claudia Lee    Brooke
Amy Anzel    Mrs. Zane
Augustus Prew    Todd / Ass Kicker
Mary Kitchen    News Reporter
Matt Steinberg    Mr. Radical
Steven Mackintosh    Tommy's Dads
Monica Dolan    Tommy's Mum
Garrett M. Brown    Mr. Lizewski
Lyndsy Fonseca    Katie Deauxma
Yancy Butler    Mrs. D'Amico
Tom Benedict Knight    Alley Hood
Sophie Wu    Erika Cho
Paul Raposo    Guido No.1
David Vena    Guido No. 2
Chris Chan    Store Clerk
Trevor Allan Davis    Old Man
Robert Emms    Insect Man
Lindy Booth    Night Bitch
Cinna    Eisenhower
Ella Purnell    Dolce
Tanya Fear    Harlow
Charlie Clapham    Goth Kid
Chuck Liddell    Himself
Daniel Kaluuya    Black Death
Trenyce Cobbins    Coach Podell
Wesley Morgan    Simon
King Lau    Chinese Bouncer
Benedict Wong    Mr. Kim
Chantelle Chang    Chinese Hooker
Andy Nyman    The Tumor
Tom Wu    Genghis Carnage
Olga Kurkulina    Mother Russia
Angelica Jopling    Lois
Enzo Cilenti    Lou
Dimitry Arvantis    Tony
Iain Glen    Uncle Ralph
Eben Young    News Reader
John Bregar    Mother Russia Cop
Mike Chute    Mother Russia Cop
Chris Cordell    Mother Russia Cop
Shane Daly    Mother Russia Cop
Kevin Kase    Mother Russia Cop
Martin Roach    Mother Russia Cop
John Schwab    Detective
Todd Boyce    Chief of Police
Jesse Camacho    Onlooker
Stewart Scudamore    Eyal
Mif    Convict #1
Rob Archer    Convict #2
James Cutler    Goggles
Adam Bond    Funeral Cop

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jeff Wadlow
Screenwriter    Jeff Wadlow
Based on the Comic Book Written by Mark Millar    Mark Millar
Based on the Comic Book Written by John S. Romita Jr.    John S. Romita, Jr.
Producer    Matthew Vaughn
Producer    Adam Bohling
Producer    Tarquin Pack
Producer    David Reid
Executive Producer    Mark Millar
Executive Producer    John S. Romita, Jr.
Executive Producer    Stephen Marks
Executive Producer    Claudia Vaughn
Executive Producer    Pierre Lagrange
Executive Producer    Trevor Duke-Moretz
Stunt Coordinator    James O'Dee
Director of Photography    Tim Maurice-Jones
Production Designer    Russell De Rozario
Editor    Eddie Hamilton
Costume Designer    Sammy Sheldon
Composer    Henry Jackman
Composer    Matthew Margeson
Casting    Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
Unit Production Manager    Adam Bohling
Unit Production Manager    David Reid
Second Unit Director    David Reid
Production Manager    Ian Mackenzie
1st Assistant Director    Barrie McCulloch
Sound Designer    Danny Sheehan
Visual Effects Supervisor    Hugh MacDonald
Visual Effects Producer    Gilbert James
Music Supervisor    Ian Neil
Music Supervisor    Will Quiney
Second Unit Director of Photography    Peter Wignall
Supervising Art Director    John Frankish
   Nicole Young
Set Decorator    Sophie Newman
2nd Assistant Director    Charlie Reed
Art Director    Joe Howard
Production Sound Mixer    Ian Voigt

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/16 2 $5,835,900   2,940 $1,985   $5,835,900 1
2013/08/17 5 $4,189,555 -28% 2,940 $1,425   $10,025,455 2
2013/08/18 5 $3,307,500 -21% 2,940 $1,125   $13,332,955 3
2013/08/19 5 $1,381,775 -58% 2,940 $470   $14,714,730 4
2013/08/20 5 $1,558,200 +13% 2,940 $530   $16,272,930 5
2013/08/21 6 $983,430 -37% 2,940 $335   $17,256,360 6
2013/08/22 6 $896,775 -9% 2,940 $305   $18,153,135 7
2013/08/23 - $1,354,700 +51% 2,945 $460   $19,507,835 8
2013/08/24 - $1,766,985 +30% 2,945 $600   $21,274,820 9
2013/08/25 - $1,251,625 -29% 2,945 $425   $22,526,445 10
2013/08/26 9 $530,100 -58% 2,945 $180   $23,056,545 11
2013/08/27 9 $633,175 +19% 2,945 $215   $23,689,720 12
2013/08/28 9 $427,025 -33% 2,945 $145   $24,116,745 13
2013/08/29 9 $412,300 -3% 2,945 $140   $24,529,045 14
2013/08/30 - $518,490 +26% 1,646 $315   $25,047,535 15
2013/08/31 - $707,780 +37% 1,646 $430   $25,755,315 16
2013/09/01 - $724,255 +2% 1,646 $440   $26,479,570 17
2013/09/02 - $518,490 -28% 1,646 $315   $26,998,060 18
2013/09/03 - $205,750 -60% 1,646 $125   $27,203,810 19
2013/09/04 - $140,005 -32% 1,646 $85   $27,343,815 20
2013/09/05 - $115,220 -18% 1,646 $70   $27,459,035 21
2013/09/06 - $191,980 +67% 662 $290   $27,651,015 22
2013/09/07 - $291,280 +52% 662 $440   $27,942,295 23
2013/09/08 - $152,265 -48% 662 $230   $28,094,560 24
2013/09/09 - $49,650 -67% 662 $75   $28,144,210 25
2013/09/10 - $69,510 +40% 662 $105   $28,213,720 26
2013/09/11 - $49,650 -29% 662 $75   $28,263,370 27
2013/09/12 - $43,030 -13% 662 $65   $28,306,400 28
2013/09/13 - $80,695 +88% 343 $235   $28,387,095 29
2013/09/14 - $104,615 +30% 343 $305   $28,491,710 30
2013/09/15 - $65,170 -38% 343 $190   $28,556,880 31
2013/09/16 - $24,010 -63% 343 $70   $28,580,890 32
2013/09/17 - $27,445 +14% 343 $80   $28,608,335 33
2013/09/18 - $20,580 -25% 343 $60   $28,628,915 34
2013/09/19 - $22,295 +8% 343 $65   $28,651,210 35
2013/09/20 - $28,145 +26% 201 $140   $28,679,355 36
2013/09/21 - $45,225 +61% 201 $225   $28,724,580 37
2013/09/22 - $27,135 -40% 201 $135   $28,751,715 38
2013/09/23 - $10,050 -63% 201 $50   $28,761,765 39
2013/09/24 - $13,065 +30% 201 $65   $28,774,830 40
2013/09/25 - $11,055 -15% 201 $55   $28,785,885 41
2013/09/26 - $10,100 -9% 201 $50   $28,795,985 42

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/16 5 $13,332,955   2,940 $4,535   $13,332,955 3
2013/08/23 9 $4,373,310 -67% 2,945 $1,485   $22,526,445 10
2013/08/30 17 $1,950,525 -55% 1,646 $1,185   $26,479,570 17
2013/09/06 24 $635,525 -67% 662 $960   $28,094,560 24
2013/09/13 32 $250,480 -61% 343 $730   $28,556,880 31
2013/09/20 42 $100,505 -60% 201 $500   $28,751,715 38

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/22/201320118,643 118,643$2,071,507$2,071,5071
12/29/20132083,803-29% 202,446$1,664,328$3,735,8342
1/5/20141754,614-35% 257,060$1,084,634$4,820,4683

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/22/201311157,473 157,473$3,478,583$3,478,5831
12/29/20131760,574-62% 218,047$1,445,297$4,923,8802
1/5/20141433,532-45% 251,579$730,665$5,654,5453
1/12/20141320,694-38% 272,273$493,758$6,148,3034

Kick-Ass 2 Trailer

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