Law Abiding Citizen

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,357,727Details
International Box Office $57,802,054
Worldwide Box Office $131,159,781
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,959,470 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $11,513,911 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $34,473,381
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
25% - Rotten
Audience
75% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$53,000,000
Theatrical Release: October 16th, 2009 (Wide) by Overture Films
Video Release: February 16th, 2010 by Overture Films/Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating: R For strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Sales: 2012 Isn't a Disaster on the Home Market

New releases were able to dominate the sales chart this week in a way they were not able to last week. The best of the best was 2012, which sold 1.59 million units and generated $26.09 million in opening week sales. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases Fought the Law (and the Law Won)

While there were plenty of new releases reaching the top 30 on the sales chart this week, a holdover, Law Abiding Citizen, remained in top spot. During its second week of release it sold an additional 353,000 units, lifting its total to 1.18 million units sold and $11.97 million in total sales. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases are the Law

Only three new releases reached the top 30 on this week's sales chart, and only one of those reached the top five. However, that film, Law Abiding Citizen, was able to win the race to the top with 830,000 units sold for opening week sale of $8.29 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 16th, 2010

One of the weakest weeks on the home market for a long while, with only one wide release of note. Granted, Law Abiding Citizen's performance at the box office was much better than expected, but it still only managed to become a midlevel hit. The best of the best is Good Hair, which would be a clear Pick of the Week if the DVD had all the extras they mentioned on the audio commentary track. Alas, there's just the audio commentary track. More...

International Details: Oceans are Anything But Blue

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International Details - Revenge Remains Popular

Arthur And The Revenge Of Maltazard fell out of the top five, but still did relatively well, earning $8.14 million on 2,198 screens in 19 markets for an early total of $23.58 million. In its native France it added $6.27 million on 925 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.57 million after two. This is not that much weaker than the original, which at this point had made just over $20 million in France. More...

International Details: Assassin Takes on the Competition

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International Details - 51 Goes Planetwide

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International Details - Couples Charge Forward

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Weekend Estimates: Christmas Carol Looks to the Future

Disney's A Christmas Carol got off to a disappointing start over the weekend, according to studio estimates. While a $31 million debut is nothing to sniff at, it's well below expectations and might leave the movie outside the top 50 November weekends (see list). This might be a case of opening a Christmas movie too soon, and Disney will be looking for long legs through Thanksgiving and into the Holiday Season proper, so all is not lost yet, but the next couple of weeks will be key. More...

Experiencing It

It was a tough weekend at the box office, then again, that's always the case when Halloween lands on a weekend. Halloween in one of the worst days at the box office; it's almost as bad as Christmas Eve. And at least with Christmas Eve, you have Christmas Day to look forward to. The overall box office was down 21.8% from last weekend to just $91 million; however, that was 3.5% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 remains well head of 2008 at $8.56 billion to $7.95 billion. More...

Will It Have a Good Start?

This Is It got off to a record-breaking start, kind of, while the rest of the top five will be filled with holdovers over Halloween weekend. This weekend last year Halloween was on a Friday, while this year it is on Saturday, neither of which help the box office one bit. But it won't take too much for the number one film this year to top the number one film from last year, and the rest of the box office should follow suit. More...

Saw Still Seen But Paranormal More Active

We had three wide releases this weekend, and not one of them matched expectations. Additionally, last week's number one film fell dramatically at the box office. This led to an equally dramatic decline at the box office with overall ticket sales at just $116 million. This is 16% lower than last weekend, but more importantly 13% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 still has a 7.6% lead over 2008 at $8.43 billion to $7.84 billion, which is a lead that might be insurmountable at this point. More...

Horror Likely to Be Seen the Most

It's the weekend before Halloween and among the three wide releases, there are two with a horror feel to them. (One is straight up horror while the other features Vampires.) Among the holdovers that should land in the top ten, there are three more horror or horror-like films, so there's a lot of competition for a rather narrow target audience. In comparison, last year there was only one such movie, and it didn't even come in first place. The level of competition will likely prevent the number one film this weekend from topping last year's number one film, High School Musical 3, but overall the box office should be a bit stronger this year. More...

Wild Ones Overrun Box Office

It was an excellent weekend at the box office even though the number one film didn't live up to me admittedly bullish expectations. It came close enough to be considered a hit, while the other two new releases topped expectations by substantial margins. Overall, $138 million was spent on movie tickets over the weekend, which was 26% higher than last weekend and more importantly 38% higher than the same weekend last year. So far this year, 2009 has earned $8.28 billion, which is 7.9% higher than 2008's pace. More...

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How Wild Will the Box Office Be?

There are a trio of three wide releases this week, including one opening in close to 4,000 theaters. This time last year there were four wide releases, but none were sizable hits, which gives 2009 a great chance for expanding its lead over 2008 at the box office race. More...

2009 Preview: October

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Cast

Jamie Foxx    Nick Rice
Gerard Butler    Clyde Shelton
Colm Meaney    Detective Dunnigan
Bruce McGill    Jonas Cantrell
Leslie Bibb    Sarah Lowell
Michael Irby    Detective Garza
Gregory Itzin    Warden Iger
Regina Hall    Kelly Rice
Emerald Angel Young    Denise Rice
Christian Stolte    Clarence Darby
Annie Corley    Judge Laura Burch
Richard Portnow    Bill Reynolds
Viola Davis    Mayor
Michael Kelly    Bray
Josh Stewart    Rupert Ames
Roger Bart    Brian Bingham
Dan Bittner    Sereno
Evan Hart    Collins
Reno Laquintano    Dwight Dixon
Jason Babinsky    Del Frisco Waiter

Production and Technical Credits

Director    F. Gary Gray
Screenwriter    Kurt Wimmer
Producer    Lucas Foster
Producer    Gerard Butler
Producer    Alan Siegel
Producer    Mark Gill
Producer    Kurt Wimmer
Producer    Robert Katz
Executive Producer    Neil Sacker
Executive Producer    Michael Goguen
Co-Producer    Jeff Waxman
Co-Producer    Ian Watermeier
Associate Producer    Dave Gare
Associate Producer    Gregory Veeser
Composer    Brian Tyler
Editor    Tariq Anwar
Cinematographer    Jonathan Sela
Re-recording Mixer    Adam Jenkins
Sound Designer    Alan Rankin
Production Designer    Alex Hadju
Sound Mixer    Bruce Litecky
Stunt Coordinator    Artie Malesci
Set Decorator    Chryss Hionis
Casting Director    Deanna Brigidi-Stewart
Costume Designer    Jeffrey Kurland
Art Director    Jesse Rosenthal
Music Supervisor    Jim Black
Casting Director    Joseph Middleton
Re-recording Mixer    Marc Fishman
Unit Production Manager    Mark Kamine
Supervising Sound Editor    Mark P. Stoeckinger
Assistant Director    Michael Lerman
Visual Effects Supervisor    Raymond Gieringer
Assistant Director    Tudor Jones

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/16 2 $7,727,872   2,890 $2,674   $7,727,872 1
2009/10/17 2 $8,249,368 +7% 2,890 $2,854   $15,977,240 2
2009/10/18 3 $5,062,262 -39% 2,890 $1,752   $21,039,502 3
2009/10/19 3 $1,704,568 -66% 2,890 $590   $22,744,070 4
2009/10/20 1 $1,801,997 +6% 2,890 $624   $24,546,067 5
2009/10/21 3 $1,531,865 -15% 2,890 $530   $26,077,932 6
2009/10/22 3 $1,526,883 n/c 2,890 $528   $27,604,815 7
2009/10/23 4 $4,123,994 +170% 2,890 $1,427   $31,728,809 8
2009/10/24 3 $5,273,162 +28% 2,890 $1,825   $37,001,971 9
2009/10/25 3 $3,006,732 -43% 2,890 $1,040   $40,008,703 10
2009/10/26 2 $1,062,551 -65% 2,890 $368   $41,071,254 11
2009/10/27 2 $1,175,564 +11% 2,890 $407   $42,246,818 12
2009/10/28 3 $908,946 -23% 2,890 $315   $43,155,764 13
2009/10/29 3 $925,886 +2% 2,890 $320   $44,081,650 14
2009/10/30 3 $2,412,239 +161% 2,764 $873   $46,493,889 15
2009/10/31 3 $2,752,122 +14% 2,764 $996   $49,246,011 16
2009/11/01 4 $2,239,269 -19% 2,764 $810   $51,485,280 17
2009/11/02 3 $775,153 -65% 2,764 $280   $52,260,433 18
2009/11/03 3 $902,563 +16% 2,764 $327   $53,162,996 19
2009/11/04 3 $733,295 -19% 2,764 $265   $53,896,291 20
2009/11/05 3 $804,307 +10% 2,764 $291   $54,700,598 21
2009/11/06 8 $1,885,351 +134% 2,474 $762   $56,585,949 22
2009/11/07 8 $2,697,862 +43% 2,474 $1,090   $59,283,811 23
2009/11/08 7 $1,420,524 -47% 2,474 $574   $60,704,335 24
2009/11/09 6 $501,007 -65% 2,474 $203   $61,205,342 25
2009/11/10 6 $705,245 +41% 2,474 $285   $61,910,587 26
2009/11/11 5 $955,797 +36% 2,474 $386   $62,866,384 27
2009/11/12 5 $527,741 -45% 2,474 $213   $63,394,125 28
2009/11/13 9 $1,258,763 +139% 2,071 $608   $64,652,888 29
2009/11/14 9 $1,668,018 +33% 2,071 $805   $66,320,906 30
2009/11/15 7 $869,546 -48% 2,071 $420   $67,190,452 31
2009/11/16 7 $304,231 -65% 2,071 $147   $67,494,683 32
2009/11/17 6 $339,303 +12% 2,071 $164   $67,833,986 33
2009/11/18 6 $308,261 -9% 2,071 $149   $68,142,247 34
2009/11/19 7 $269,893 -12% 2,071 $130   $68,412,140 35
2009/11/20 11 $499,377 +85% 1,327 $376   $68,911,517 36
2009/11/21 10 $711,612 +42% 1,327 $536   $69,623,129 37
2009/11/22 10 $395,064 -44% 1,327 $298   $70,018,193 38
2009/11/23 10 $169,190 -57% 1,327 $127   $70,187,383 39
2009/11/24 10 $225,698 +33% 1,327 $170   $70,413,081 40
2009/11/25 - $127,386 -44% 584 $218   $70,540,467 41
2009/11/26 - $178,529 +40% 584 $306   $70,718,996 42
2009/11/27 16 $297,976 +67% 584 $510   $71,016,972 43
2009/11/28 15 $335,674 +13% 584 $575   $71,352,646 44
2009/11/29 - $152,884 -54% 584 $262   $71,505,530 45
2009/11/30 16 $51,360 -66% 584 $88   $71,556,890 46
2009/12/01 14 $65,092 +27% 584 $111   $71,621,982 47
2009/12/02 15 $59,116 -9% 584 $101   $71,681,098 48
2009/12/03 15 $57,194 -3% 584 $98   $71,738,292 49
2009/12/04 - $83,772 +46% 316 $265   $71,822,064 50
2009/12/05 - $106,723 +27% 316 $338   $71,928,787 51
2009/12/06 - $62,651 -41% 316 $198   $71,991,438 52
2009/12/07 - $24,271 -61% 316 $77   $72,015,709 53
2009/12/08 - $30,634 +26% 316 $97   $72,046,343 54
2009/12/09 - $26,545 -13% 316 $84   $72,072,888 55
2009/12/10 - $27,515 +4% 316 $87   $72,100,403 56
2009/12/11 - $51,791 +88% 225 $230   $72,152,194 57
2009/12/12 - $70,117 +35% 225 $312   $72,222,311 58
2009/12/13 - $43,029 -39% 225 $191   $72,265,340 59
2009/12/14 - $19,827 -54% 225 $88   $72,285,167 60
2009/12/15 - $25,561 +29% 225 $114   $72,310,728 61
2009/12/16 - $22,075 -14% 225 $98   $72,332,803 62
2009/12/17 - $22,659 +3% 225 $101   $72,355,462 63
2009/12/18 - $25,453 +12% 151 $169   $72,380,915 64
2009/12/19 - $33,893 +33% 151 $224   $72,414,808 65
2009/12/20 - $27,703 -18% 151 $183   $72,442,511 66
2009/12/21 - $18,027 -35% 151 $119   $72,461,538 67
2009/12/22 - $21,171 +17% 151 $140   $72,482,709 68
2009/12/23 - $16,013 -24% 151 $106   $72,498,722 69
2009/12/24 - $9,405 -41% 151 $62   $72,508,127 70
2009/12/25 - $35,942 +282% 205 $175   $72,544,069 71
2009/12/26 - $57,263 +59% 205 $279   $72,601,332 72
2009/12/27 - $44,574 -22% 205 $217   $72,645,906 73
2009/12/28 - $31,285 -30% 205 $153   $72,677,191 74
2009/12/29 - $32,263 +3% 205 $157   $72,709,454 75
2009/12/30 - $33,326 +3% 205 $163   $72,742,780 76
2009/12/31 - $21,447 -36% 205 $105   $72,764,227 77
2010/01/01 - $64,127 +199% 205 $313   $72,828,354 78
2010/01/02 - $66,054 +3% 205 $322   $72,894,408 79
2010/01/03 - $34,405 -48% 205 $168   $72,928,813 80
2010/01/04 - $18,426 -46% 205 $90   $72,947,239 81
2010/01/05 - $18,038 -2% 205 $88   $72,965,277 82
2010/01/06 - $17,120 -5% 205 $84   $72,982,397 83
2010/01/07 - $13,857 -19% 205 $68   $72,996,254 84
2010/01/08 - $33,643 +143% 194 $173   $73,029,897 85
2010/01/09 - $47,122 +40% 194 $243   $73,077,019 86
2010/01/10 - $29,861 -37% 194 $154   $73,106,880 87
2010/01/11 - $12,137 -59% 194 $63   $73,119,017 88
2010/01/12 - $12,981 +7% 194 $67   $73,131,998 89
2010/01/13 - $11,788 -9% 194 $61   $73,143,786 90
2010/01/14 - $13,162 +12% 194 $68   $73,156,948 91
2010/01/15 - $18,140 +38% 125 $145   $73,175,088 92
2010/01/16 - $24,357 +34% 125 $195   $73,199,445 93
2010/01/17 - $18,422 -24% 125 $147   $73,217,867 94
2010/01/18 42 $10,678 -42% 125 $85   $73,228,545 95
2010/01/19 - $6,502 -39% 125 $52   $73,235,047 96
2010/01/20 - $6,072 -7% 125 $49   $73,241,119 97
2010/01/21 - $6,192 +2% 125 $50   $73,247,311 98
2010/01/22 - $14,988 +142% 98 $153   $73,262,299 99
2010/01/23 - $22,149 +48% 98 $226   $73,284,448 100
2010/01/24 - $9,286 -58% 98 $95   $73,293,734 101
2010/01/25 - $4,332 -53% 98 $44   $73,298,066 102
2010/01/26 - $4,747 +10% 98 $48   $73,302,813 103
2010/01/27 - $4,632 -2% 98 $47   $73,307,445 104
2010/01/28 - $4,719 +2% 98 $48   $73,312,164 105
2010/01/29 - $9,435 +100% 78 $121   $73,321,599 106
2010/01/30 - $13,744 +46% 78 $176   $73,335,343 107
2010/01/31 - $8,070 -41% 78 $103   $73,343,413 108
2010/02/01 - $2,958 -63% 78 $38   $73,346,371 109
2010/02/02 - $3,706 +25% 78 $48   $73,350,077 110
2010/02/03 - $3,833 +3% 78 $49   $73,353,910 111
2010/02/04 - $3,817 n/c 78 $49   $73,357,727 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/16 2 $21,039,502   2,890 $7,280   $21,039,502 3
2009/10/23 4 $12,403,888 -41% 2,890 $4,292   $40,008,703 10
2009/10/30 3 $7,403,630 -40% 2,764 $2,679   $51,485,280 17
2009/11/06 8 $6,003,737 -19% 2,474 $2,427   $60,704,335 24
2009/11/13 9 $3,796,327 -37% 2,071 $1,833   $67,190,452 31
2009/11/20 11 $1,606,053 -58% 1,327 $1,210   $70,018,193 38
2009/11/27 17 $786,534 -51% 584 $1,347   $71,505,530 45
2009/12/04 22 $253,146 -68% 316 $801   $71,991,438 52
2009/12/11 24 $165,937 -34% 225 $737   $72,266,340 59
2009/12/18 29 $87,049 -48% 151 $576   $72,443,511 66
2009/12/25 31 $137,779 +58% 205 $672   $72,645,906 73
2010/01/01 32 $164,586 +19% 205 $803   $72,928,813 80
2010/01/08 33 $110,626 -33% 194 $570   $73,106,880 87
2010/01/15 43 $60,919 -45% 125 $487   $73,217,867 94
2010/01/22 46 $46,423 -24% 98 $474   $73,293,734 101
2010/01/29 49 $31,249 -33% 78 $401   $73,343,413 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/21/20101830,051 830,051$8,292,209$8,292,2091
2/28/20101304,352-63% 1,134,403$3,171,348$11,463,5572
3/7/20104147,849-51% 1,282,252$2,111,284$13,574,8413
3/14/20101297,469-34% 1,379,721$1,680,366$15,255,2074
3/21/20102356,686-42% 1,436,407$821,380$16,076,5875
3/28/20102446,178-19% 1,482,585$678,817$16,755,4036
6/20/20102636,037 1,641,964$287,936$19,020,75518

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/21/20101326,880 326,880$5,867,496$5,867,4961
2/28/20101149,696-54% 476,576$2,586,747$8,454,2432
3/7/2010525,276-83% 501,852$430,194$8,884,4373
3/14/20101117,205-32% 519,057$300,578$9,185,0154
3/21/2010198,318-52% 527,376$149,981$9,334,9965
5/30/2010188,248 556,653$141,288$9,836,52315
6/20/2010729,321 594,022$313,733$10,236,36818
6/27/2010188,580-71% 602,602$95,499$10,331,86719
8/8/20101612,161 620,383$166,846$10,575,81625
8/22/2010712,583 633,254$131,487$10,710,31227
1/30/20111511,789 653,942$132,033$10,941,99950

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