Lawless

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,397,291Details
International Box Office $14,535,044
Worldwide Box Office $51,932,335
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $20,408,118 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,650,048 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,058,166
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Synopsis

Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel "The Wettest County in the World", the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
67% - Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$26,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 29th, 2012 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: November 27th, 2012 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2229, 6/27/2012)
Keywords: Death of a Sibling, Ensemble, Revenge, Gangs, Organized Crime, Prohibition Era, Digital Cinematography
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Weinstein Company, Yuk Films, Benaroya Pictures, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Blumhansonallen Films, Annapurna Pictures

DVD Sales: New Releases Get a Black Eye

There were a quartet of new releases to reach the December 2nd edition of the DVD sales chart, but none of them were able to challenge for top spot. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and Brave were in a battle for first place with the former winning if you go by units at 637,000 to 584,000. However, the latter wins in terms of revenue at $11.65 million to $8.09 million. Brave is still a little behind in terms of total units at 4.33 million to 4.75 million; however, after just three weeks of release, it has overtaken The Lorax's 17-week total revenue at $73.45 million to $72.32 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Expendables Bravely Challenge Holdovers

Men in Black 3 led all new releases earning first place on the Blu-ray sales chart with 241,000 units / $6.75 million during its opening week of release. Its Blu-ray share was just under 40%, which is low for this type of release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 27th, 2012

It's not a good week on the home market, but for different reasons than last week. There are five first-run releases coming out this week, which is actually very busy. However, it is a bad week, because I'm supposed to receive screeners for for four of those five films, but so far none of have arrived. At least with Men in Black 3, there's a few more days before it is officially late, as it doesn't come out till Friday. Men in Black 3 also made more at the box office than the rest of the first run releases made combined, so there will likely be a huge gap between the first and second best selling new-release of the week. As for the best releases for the week, ParaNorman is the only real contender for Pick of the Week. The Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth owning, but if you've made the leap to 3D, then the 3D Combo Pack is worth the extra money. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office of the Living Dead

2012 started off so well that I keep thinking the box office will return to those glory days, or at the very least it will stop sucking. That didn't happen this weekend. Granted, the box office grew 28% from last weekend to $86 million. However, this is 15% lower than the same weekend last year and it is still one of the worst weekends of all time. Year-to-date, 2012 still leads 2011, but that lead has shrunk to just 3.0% at $7.80 billion to $7.58 billion. If things don't turn around very soon, 2012 will lose its lead in terms of tickets sold (currently just 1.8%) and its overall lead shortly after that. Since fewer people are watching movies in theaters, it means fewer people are seeing trailers, posters, etc. for upcoming films. Fewer people seeing trailers for upcoming films does often times result in fewer people seeing these upcoming movies. We need a true blockbuster to break out of this cycle. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Come Back to Life?

Last weekend was a disaster. It was a disaster the likes we haven't seen in more than a decade, much, much longer if you take into account inflation. This weekend should be a lot stronger, as we have two significant wide releases, Finding Nemo and Resident Evil: Retribution, as well as a semi-wide release, Last Ounce of Courage. Both of the wide releases should top $20 million over the weekend, while there's a chance they could both top $30 million. Last year there were four wide releases that managed a combined $50 million or so. This year, the two wide releases could top that, but it will be close if they do. However, the holdovers are so much weaker than the top two wide releases that 2012 will end up losing again. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Go Silent

Yuck. The overall box office this past weekend was not only the worst of the year so far, but it was the worst we've seen in more than a decade. Not only did the box office have a decade of inflation, but also a decade of population growth, which makes this result even more depressing. The Possession was the only bright spot in the top ten. Both The Words and The Cold Light of Day missed the Mendoza Line during their opening weekend. Overall, the box office plummeted 35% to just $67 million. Compared to last year, the box office fell by 17%. It's a disaster. 2012 is still ahead of 2011 by 3.3% at $7.70 billion to $7.45 billion. Things will have to get better next weekend, so hopefully we will never have to think about this weekend again. More...

Weekend Predictions: The Box Office is Going to Get Schooled

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is often the worst weekend of the entire year at the box office. This certainly seems to be the case this year. There are two wide releases, or to be more accurate, one wide release, The Words, and one semi-wide release, The Cold Light of Day. Neither film is expected to top $10 million. The last time the number one film over the weekend earned less than $10,000,000 was way back in 2008 with the release of Bangkok Dangerous, which opened in the weekend after Labor Day. There is a slim chance The Words will earn less than Bangkok Dangerous did. This weekend last year wasn't actually pretty good with Contagion dominating the chart. There's almost no chance any film opening this weekend will match the $22.40 million that film earned. The top three films combined probably won't match that figure. 2012 will start the autumn with a pretty big fall. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Gets Possessive

There's good news and bad news for the Labor Day long weekend. Overall, the box office was a little stronger than predicted with The Possession having the second best Labor Day long weekend opening of all time. (Only Halloween had a stronger opening.) This helped the overall box office rise 7.0% from last weekend to $104 million. However, despite this performance, the overall weekend was softer than last year down 2.5% over the three-day portion of the weekend and 3.3% over the four-day portion of the weekend. Year-to-date, 2012 still maintains a lead of 2011 at $7.61 billion to $7.34 billion. The lead is down to 3.6% in terms of revenue and just 2.4% in terms of tickets sold. We might see a further drop in attendance, which would be a huge collapse after an incredibly strong spring and early summer. More...

Weekend Estimates: Possession Leads Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is traditionally the slowest holiday weekend at the box office, so it comes as no surprise that the overall chart looks fairly weak. However, Possession is set to produce a very credible box office number, with Lionsgate estimating $17.725 million through Sunday and comfortably over $20 million for the full 4-day frame. That's hardly blockbuster level, but is considerably better than consensus predictions coming in to the weekend. Another opener, Lawless, is well behind, with Weinstein predicting $9.7 million for the Friday-Sunday portion of the weekend. Far, far behind that is this weekend's other new wide release, The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, which is headed for about $450,000 from 2,160 theaters and will end up in the record books for one of the poorest openings in history. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Work?

It's the Labor Day long weekend, a weekend that a lot of families like to spend outdoors, or on a last minute vacation before school starts. It is generally a bad time to release a film, but three films hope to outperform the historical averages for the weekend. I don't think it will work. The Possession could win the weekend, but Lawless also has a shot. The other wide release, The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, doesn’t have a shot at top spot. It doesn't have a shot at the top ten. It does have a shot at breaking records, on the other hand. As for the holdovers, The Expendables has a shot at the threepeat, but that would be really bad news for the overall box office. Speaking of which, last year, none of the new wide releases were able to crack $10 million, which left The Help in first place. I don't think any film this year will top that film's weekend haul, but overall the depth is better this year and perhaps we can eke out a win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2012 Preview: August

July was another bad month with five of the seven films missing expectations. Only one matched expectations, or came close enough to call it a victory, while another film is too close to call. 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but that margin did shrink last month, despite the performance of The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $300 million during the month. Looking ahead to August, there are fourteen films opening wide, maybe fifteen, making it the busiest month in a long time. Of those releases, five or six have a shot at $100 million, while none will get much beyond that point. Maybe The Bourne Legacy will be a surprise hit and match the average of its predecessors, but most analysts wouldn't be willing to bet money on that. By comparison, last August only had two films that topped $100 million, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Help. I don't think any film opening this August will match those two films, but we have much better depth this time around. Hopefully we will be able to extend our lead this month, unlike the last two months. More...

Cast

Shia LaBeouf    Jack Bondurant
Tom Hardy    Forrest Bondurant
Gary Oldman    Floyd Banner
Mia Wasikowska    Bertha Minnix
Jessica Chastain    Maggie
Jason Clarke    Howard Bondurant
Guy Pearce    Special Agent Charlie Rakes
Dane DeHaan    Cricket Pate
Randall Franks   
Chris McGarry    Danny
Tim Tolin    Mason Wardell
Lew Temple    Deputy Henry Abshire
Marcus Hester    Deputy Jeff Richards
Bill Camp    Sheriff Hodges
Alex Van    Tizwell Minnix
Noah Taylor    Gummy Walsh

Production and Technical Credits

Director    John Hillcoat
Screenwriter    Nick Cave
Based on the novel 'The Wettest County in the World'    Matt Bondurant
Producer    Douglas Wick
Producer    Lucy Fisher
Producer    Megan Ellison
Producer    Michael Benaroya
Executive Producer    Dany Wolf
Executive Producer    Rachel Shane
Executive Producer    Jason Blum
Executive Producer    Scott Hanson
Executive Producer    Cassian Elwes
Executive Producer    Laura Rister
Executive Producer    Robert Ogden Barnun
Executive Producer    Ted Schipper
Executive Producer    Randy Manis
Executive Producer    Ben Sachs
Co-Producer    John Allen
Co-Producer    Matthew Budman
Co-Executive Producer    Clayton Young
Co-Executive Producer    James Lejsek

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/29 1 $1,136,084   2,565 $443   $1,136,084 1
2012/08/30 2 $1,006,363 -11% 2,565 $392   $2,142,447 2
2012/08/31 2 $2,766,271 +175% 2,888 $958   $4,908,718 3
2012/09/01 2 $3,480,550 +26% 2,888 $1,205   $8,389,268 4
2012/09/02 2 $3,755,161 +8% 2,888 $1,300   $12,144,429 5
2012/09/03 2 $2,870,566 -24% 2,888 $994   $15,014,995 6
2012/09/04 2 $1,077,661 -62% 2,888 $373   $16,092,656 7
2012/09/05 2 $685,269 -36% 2,888 $237   $16,777,925 8
2012/09/06 2 $740,494 +8% 2,888 $256   $17,518,419 9
2012/09/07 2 $1,797,444 +143% 3,138 $573   $19,315,863 10
2012/09/08 2 $2,669,934 +49% 3,138 $851   $21,985,797 11
2012/09/09 2 $1,539,658 -42% 3,138 $491   $23,525,455 12
2012/09/10 1 $558,505 -64% 3,138 $178   $24,083,960 13
2012/09/11 1 $758,424 +36% 3,138 $242   $24,842,384 14
2012/09/12 1 $564,326 -26% 3,138 $180   $25,406,710 15
2012/09/13 1 $515,044 -9% 3,138 $164   $25,921,754 16
2012/09/14 4 $1,360,173 +164% 3,063 $444   $27,281,927 17
2012/09/15 4 $1,849,254 +36% 3,063 $604   $29,131,181 18
2012/09/16 4 $1,138,950 -38% 3,063 $372   $30,270,131 19
2012/09/17 3 $442,012 -61% 3,063 $144   $30,712,143 20
2012/09/18 3 $630,234 +43% 3,063 $206   $31,342,377 21
2012/09/19 3 $439,194 -30% 3,063 $143   $31,781,571 22
2012/09/20 3 $409,348 -7% 3,063 $134   $32,190,919 23
2012/09/21 9 $711,934 +74% 2,614 $272   $32,902,853 24
2012/09/22 10 $1,008,188 +42% 2,614 $386   $33,911,041 25
2012/09/23 10 $566,093 -44% 2,614 $217   $34,477,134 26
2012/09/24 8 $204,706 -64% 2,614 $78   $34,681,840 27
2012/09/25 8 $274,230 +34% 2,614 $105   $34,956,070 28
2012/09/26 8 $236,031 -14% 2,614 $90   $35,192,101 29
2012/09/27 8 $217,539 -8% 2,614 $83   $35,409,640 30
2012/09/28 14 $269,705 +24% 1,503 $179   $35,679,345 31
2012/09/29 15 $391,990 +45% 1,503 $261   $36,071,335 32
2012/09/30 16 $206,112 -47% 1,503 $137   $36,277,447 33
2012/10/01 12 $92,238 -55% 1,503 $61   $36,369,685 34
2012/10/02 12 $117,264 +27% 1,503 $78   $36,486,949 35
2012/10/03 12 $91,419 -22% 1,503 $61   $36,578,081 36
2012/10/22 - $9,518   184 $52   $37,271,621 55
2012/10/23 - $13,414 +41% 184 $73   $37,285,035 56
2012/10/24 - $10,973 -18% 184 $60   $37,296,008 57
2012/10/25 - $11,091 +1% 184 $60   $37,307,099 58
2012/10/26 - $9,606 -13% 96 $100   $37,316,705 59
2012/10/27 - $11,944 +24% 96 $124   $37,328,649 60
2012/10/28 - $7,400 -38% 96 $77   $37,336,049 61

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/31 2 $10,001,982   2,888 $3,463   $12,144,429 5
2012/09/07 2 $6,007,036 -40% 3,138 $1,914   $23,525,455 12
2012/09/14 4 $4,348,377 -28% 3,063 $1,420   $30,270,131 19
2012/09/21 10 $2,286,215 -47% 2,614 $875   $34,477,134 26
2012/09/28 15 $867,807 -62% 1,503 $577   $36,277,447 33
2012/10/05 20 $326,661 -62% 611 $535   $37,001,460 40
2012/10/12 38 $59,746 -82% 287 $208   $37,156,199 47
2012/10/19 35 $86,096 +44% 184 $468   $37,262,103 54
2012/10/26 50 $28,950 -66% 96 $302   $37,336,049 61
2012/11/02 65 $12,903 -55% 35 $369   $37,365,768 68
2012/11/09 67 $7,466 -42% 20 $373   $37,379,144 75
2012/11/16 62 $5,486 -27% 19 $289   $37,389,034 82
2012/11/23 69 $5,535 +1% 11 $503   $37,397,291 89

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/2/20129216,275 216,275$3,674,512$3,674,5121
12/9/201213144,713-33% 360,988$2,682,979$6,357,4912
12/16/201217128,125-11% 489,113$1,279,969$7,637,4603
12/23/201225105,705-17% 594,818$1,960,828$9,598,2884
12/30/201217116,113+10% 710,931$2,317,615$11,915,9035
1/6/20131867,419-42% 861,860$875,773$14,120,8586
1/13/20131183,201+23% 945,061$1,080,781$15,201,6397
1/20/20131361,086-27% 1,006,147$793,507$15,995,1468
1/27/20131944,206-28% 1,050,353$572,468$16,567,6149
2/3/20131940,814-8% 1,091,167$407,732$16,975,34510

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/2/2012592,063 92,063$2,438,744$2,438,7441

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