Lincoln

Lincoln poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $182,207,973Details
International Box Office $90,792,987
Worldwide Box Office $273,000,960
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $37,863,617 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $25,637,924 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $63,501,541
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man - his passion and his humanity - came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" provides an intimate immersion into the American leader's most perilous and revealing moments, at a time when the dark shadow of slavery lifts and a country torn by war must be made whole. A rich human drama plays out as Lincoln doubles down to end the devastating Civil War not merely by ending the war but by fighting to pass the 13th Amendment, permanently abolishing slavery. It will be an act of true national daring. He will have to call upon all the skill, courage and moral fortitude for which he’ll become legend. He will grapple with the impact of his actions on the world and on those he loves. But what lies in the balance is what always mattered most to Lincoln: to compel the American people, and those in his government of opposite persuasions, to alter course and aim higher, toward a greater good for all mankind.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 9th, 2012 (Limited) by Walt Disney
November 16th, 2012 (Expands Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: March 26th, 2013 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2242, 9/26/2012)
Keywords: Biography, Slavery, Civil War, War, Political, Ensemble, Intertitle, Dream Sequence, Voiceover/Narration, Death of a Son or Daughter, Hitmen, Political Assasination, Assasination
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Participant Media, Dune Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Reliance Entertainment

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Blu-ray Sales: April 14th, 2013: Hobbit Stretches Its Legs

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DVD Sales: April 7th, 2013: The Bible Leads the Way

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Blu-ray Sales: April 7th, 2013: Bible Blues

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DVD Sales: March 31st, 2013: Lincoln Leads and Holdovers Soar

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Home Market Numbers: March 31st, 2013: Lincoln Can't Unite Home Market

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Lincoln

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 9th, 2013

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 26th, 2013

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2013 Awards Season: Argo Unites a Divided Night at the Oscars

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Weekend Estimates: Identity Thief Regains Top Spot

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2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

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2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

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2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress, which is again not a very competitive category this year. I'm not saying it is impossible for upset to happen here, but it is very, very unlikely. More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. This category is not truly competitive, but I'm supporting an underdog. More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, starting with Best Adapted Screenplay. This is a race that is not as close as many thought it would be, and it is not the two early front-runners running away with the Oscar. More...

International Box Office: Django Completes Hat Trick

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International Box Office: Django Remains Top Draw

Django Unchained won the international race with $30.28 million on 5,990 screens in 65 markets for a running total of $158.36 million. Worldwide, its total has reached $309.31 million. It is just a week away from overtaking Inglourious Basterds as Quentin Tarantino's biggest hit of his career. The film had no major market openings, which makes its hold more impressive. Its best market was Germany, where it made $6.61 million on 708 screens over the weekend for a total of $30.78 million after three. More...

International Box Office: Django Battles Bond for Top Spot

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2013 Awards Season: Lincoln's Double-Win Still Leaves it Behind Argo

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2013 Awards Season: Les Mis Leads Ways as Surprises Dominate

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2013 Awards Season: DGA Diverge From Oscars

The Directors Guild of America handed out their nominations for Feature Films last week and Documentaries today. No, I have no idea why they split up their announcements. Usually, there's a lot of overlap between the DGAs and the Oscars, but that's not the case this year, so we again have some surprises. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

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2013 Awards Season: WGAs Leaves Analysts In the Dark

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Christmas Weekend Wrap-Up

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Hobbit Stands Tall

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Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

Weekend Predictions: The Hobbit Looks to Tower Over Competition

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2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Falls as Moviegoers Wait for The Hobbit

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Weekend Predictions: Will Holdovers Keep Control of the Box Office?

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Dawn Still Breaking Bank

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Weekend Predictions: Holdovers are Killing New Releases

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers Fill Up on Leftovers

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Weekend Estimates: Twilight and Bond Lead Record-Setting Thanksgiving

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Weekend Predictions: New Releases Fight for Table Scraps

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Per Theater Chart: Dawn of a Busy Day

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Twilight Shines Bright for Lionsgate

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Weekend Predictions: Twilight Dawns for the Final Time

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Lincoln Takes Lead in Per Theater Chart and Award Season

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Emancipation of Limited Releases

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2012 Preview: November

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Cast Updates - October 11, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Star Trek XI, and more! More...

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis    Abraham Lincoln
Sally Field    Mary Todd Lincoln
David Strathairn    William Seward
Joseph Gordon-Levitt    Robert Todd Lincoln
James Spader    W.N. Bilbo
Hal Holbrook    Preston Blair
Tommy Lee Jones    Thaddeus Stevens
John Hawkes    Robert Latham
Jackie Earle Haley    Alexander Stephens
Bruce McGill    Edwin Stanton
Tim Blake Nelson    Richard Schell
Joseph Cross    John Hay
Jared Harris    Ulyses S. Grant
Lee Pace    Fernando Wood
Peter McRobbie    George Pendleton
Gulliver McGrath    Tad Lincoln
Gloria Reuben    Elizabeth Keckley
Jeremy Strong    John Nicolay
Michael Stuhlbarg    George Yeaman
Boris McGiver    Alexander Coffroth
David Costabile    James Ashley
Stephen Spinella    Asa Vintner Litton
Walton Goggins    Clay Hawkins
David Warshofsky    William Hutton
Colman Domingo    Private Harold Green
David Oyelowo    Corporal Ira Clark
Lukas Haas    First White Soldier
Dane DeHaan    Second White Soldier
Carlos Thompson    Navy Yard - Shouting Soldier
Bill Camp    Mr. Jolly
Elizabeth Marvel    Mrs. Jolly
Byron Jennings    Montgomery Blair
Julie White    Elizabeth Blair Lee
Charmaine Crowell-White    Minerva - Blair's Servant
Ralph D. Edlow    Leo - Blair's Servant
Grainger Hines    Gideon Welles
Richard Topol    James Speed
Walt Smith    William Fessenden
Dakin Matthews    John Usher
James Ike Eichling    William Dennison
Wayne Duvall    Senator Bluff Wade
Bill Raymond    Schuyler Colfax
Michael Stanton Kennedy    Hiram Price
Ford Flannagan    White House Doorkeeper - Tom Pendel
Bob Ayers    White House Petitioner
Robert Peters    Jacob Graylor
John Moon    Edwin LeClerk
Kevin Lawrence O'Donnell    Charles Hanson
Jamie Horton    Giles Stuart
Joseph Dellinger    Nelson Merrick
Richard Warner    Homer Benson
Elijah Chester    Union Army Officer
Dave Hager    Captain Nathan Saunders - River Queen
Sean Haggerty    Officer in Peace Commissioners Exchange
Michael Shiflett    Senator R.M.T. Hunter
Gregory Itzin    Judge John A. Campbell
Stephen Dunn    Petersburg Siege Lines
Stephen McKinley Henderson    William Slade
Chase Edmunds    Willie Lincoln
John Hutton    Senator Charles Sumner
Robert Ruffin    Major Thompson Echert
Drew Sease    David Homer Bates
John Lescault    Gustavus Fox
Scott Wichmann    Charles Benjamin
Adam Driver    Samuel Beckwith
Jean Kennedy Smith    House of Representatives - Women Shouter
Shirley Augustine    House of Representatives - Women Shouter
Sarah Wylie    House of Representatives - Women Shouter
Margaret Ann McGowan    House of Representatives - Women Shouter
Hilary Montgomery    House of Representatives - Women Shouter
Asa-Luke Twocrow    Ely Parker
Lancer Shull    Union Soldier - Bodyguard
George Turman    Milatary Hospital Doctor
Robert Wilharm    Wounded Soldier
Kevin Kline    Wounded Soldier
John Jones    Wounded Soldier
Paul Gowans    Wounded Soldier
Joseph Miller    Wounded Soldier
John Bellemer    Faust
Mary Dunleavy    Marguerite
Christopher Evan Welch    Clerk - Edward McPherson
Alan Sader    Sergeant At Arms
Gannon McHale    Aaron Benjamin
Ken Lambert    Augustus Benjamin
Tom Belgrey    Arthur Bentleigh
Ted Johnson    John Ellis
Don Henderson Baker    Walter Appleton
Raynor Scheine    Josiah S. 'Beanpole' Burton
Armistead Nelson Wellford    Nehemiah Cleary
Michael Ruff    Harold Hollister
Rich Wills    House of Representatives - Soldier One
Stephen Bozzo    House of Representatives - Soldier Two
Christopher Alan Stewart    Sergeant - Grant's HQ
Teddy Eck    Corporal - Grant's HQ
Todd Fletcher    Walter H. Washburn
Charles Kinney    Myer Strauss
Joseph Carlson    Joseph Marstern
Michael Goodwin    Chilton A. Elliot
Edward McDonald    Daniel G. Stuart
James Batchelder    Howard Guillefoyle
Gregory Hosaflook    John F. McKenzie
Joe Kerkes    Andrew E. Finck
William Kaffenberger    John A. Casson
Larry Van Hoose    Avon Hanready
C. Brandon Marshall    Rufus Warren
David Graham    House of Representatives - Rebel Shouter
Benjamin Shirley    House of Representatives - Rebel Shouter
Henry Kidd    House of Representatives - Rebel Shouter
Joseph Frances Filepowski    House of Representatives - Rebel Shouter
Tom Aldridge    House of Representatives
Sidney Blackmer    House of Representatives
Billy Caldwell    House of Representatives
Glenn Crone    House of Representatives
Martin Dew    House of Representatives
Theodore Ewald    House of Representatives
Todd Hunter    House of Representatives
Joe Inscoe    House of Representatives
Raymond Johnson    House of Representatives
Gary Keener    House of Representatives
Randolph Meekins    House of Representatives
Frank Moran    House of Representatives
Charley Morgan    House of Representatives
Chad Pettit    House of Representatives
Barry Privett    House of Representatives
Leslie Rogers    House of Representatives
Marcello Rollando    House of Representatives
Keith Tyree    House of Representatives
Kevin J. Walsh    House of Representatives
Robert Wray    House of Representatives
S. Epatha Merkerson    Lydia Smith
Christopher Boyer    General Robert E. Lee
Stephen Dunford    Actor Swordsman
David Doersch    Actor Demon Afrit
Christopher Cartmill    Leonard Grover
Robert Shepherd    Dr. Joseph K. Barnes

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter    Tony Kushner
Producer    Steven Spielberg
Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Based in part on the book "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln"    Doris Kearns Goodwin
Stunt Coordinator    Garrett Warren
Executive Producer    Daniel Lupi
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Co-Producer    Adam Somner
Co-Producer    Kristie Macosko Krieger
Director of Photography    Janusz Kaminski
Production Designer    Rick Carter
Editor    Michael Kahn
Costume Designer    Joanna Johnston
Composer    John Williams
Casting    Avy Kaufman
Unit Production Manager    Sue McNamara
First Assistant Director    Adam Somner
Second Assistant Director    Ian Stone

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/09 15 $268,131   11 $24,376   $268,131 1
2012/11/10 16 $347,092 +29% 11 $31,554   $615,223 2
2012/11/11 14 $329,085 -5% 11 $29,917   $944,308 3
2012/11/12 12 $195,633 -41% 11 $17,785   $1,139,941 4
2012/11/13 14 $94,914 -51% 11 $8,629   $1,234,855 5
2012/11/14 13 $94,702 n/c 11 $8,609   $1,329,557 6
2012/11/15 11 $89,279 -6% 11 $8,116   $1,418,836 7
2012/11/16 3 $6,410,579 +7,080% 1,775 $3,612   $7,829,415 8
2012/11/17 4 $8,606,868 +34% 1,775 $4,849   $16,436,283 9
2012/11/18 3 $6,031,959 -30% 1,775 $3,398   $22,468,242 10
2012/11/19 3 $2,456,668 -59% 1,775 $1,384   $24,924,910 11
2012/11/20 3 $3,155,959 +28% 1,775 $1,778   $28,080,869 12
2012/11/21 4 $4,213,211 +34% 2,018 $2,088   $32,294,080 13
2012/11/22 3 $4,870,303 +16% 2,018 $2,413   $37,164,383 14
2012/11/23 3 $9,969,242 +105% 2,018 $4,940   $47,133,625 15
2012/11/24 3 $9,816,225 -2% 2,018 $4,864   $56,949,850 16
2012/11/25 3 $5,890,946 -40% 2,018 $2,919   $62,840,796 17
2012/11/26 3 $1,763,361 -70% 2,018 $874   $64,604,157 18
2012/11/27 3 $1,989,155 +13% 2,018 $986   $66,593,312 19
2012/11/28 3 $1,771,896 -11% 2,018 $878   $68,365,208 20
2012/11/29 3 $1,824,265 +3% 2,018 $904   $70,189,473 21
2012/11/30 3 $4,040,663 +121% 2,018 $2,002   $74,230,136 22
2012/12/01 4 $5,882,011 +46% 2,018 $2,915   $80,112,147 23
2012/12/02 5 $3,454,022 -41% 2,018 $1,712   $83,566,169 24
2012/12/03 3 $1,051,638 -70% 2,018 $521   $84,617,807 25
2012/12/04 4 $1,316,739 +25% 2,018 $652   $85,934,546 26
2012/12/05 2 $1,154,173 -12% 2,018 $572   $87,088,719 27
2012/12/06 3 $1,131,915 -2% 2,018 $561   $88,220,634 28
2012/12/07 3 $2,556,299 +126% 2,014 $1,269   $90,776,933 29
2012/12/08 3 $4,060,830 +59% 2,014 $2,016   $94,837,763 30
2012/12/09 5 $2,299,684 -43% 2,014 $1,142   $97,137,447 31
2012/12/10 2 $785,424 -66% 2,014 $390   $97,922,871 32
2012/12/11 3 $941,124 +20% 2,014 $467   $98,863,995 33
2012/12/12 2 $844,367 -10% 2,014 $419   $99,708,362 34
2012/12/13 2 $945,825 +12% 2,014 $470   $100,654,187 35
2012/12/14 2 $1,937,551 +105% 2,285 $848   $102,591,738 36
2012/12/15 3 $3,211,240 +66% 2,285 $1,405   $105,802,978 37
2012/12/16 3 $1,884,341 -41% 2,285 $825   $107,687,319 38
2012/12/17 2 $805,916 -57% 2,285 $353   $108,493,235 39
2012/12/18 2 $934,865 +16% 2,285 $409   $109,428,100 40
2012/12/19 3 $825,863 -12% 2,285 $361   $110,253,963 41
2012/12/20 3 $893,861 +8% 2,285 $391   $111,147,824 42
2012/12/21 6 $1,392,449 +56% 2,293 $607   $112,540,273 43
2012/12/22 4 $2,233,205 +60% 2,293 $974   $114,773,478 44
2012/12/23 5 $1,900,120 -15% 2,293 $829   $116,673,598 45
2012/12/24 5 $1,276,379 -33% 2,293 $557   $117,949,977 46
2012/12/25 8 $2,319,971 +82% 1,966 $1,180   $120,269,948 47
2012/12/26 7 $2,147,024 -7% 1,966 $1,092   $122,416,972 48
2012/12/27 7 $2,112,825 -2% 1,966 $1,075   $124,529,797 49
2012/12/28 7 $2,388,542 +13% 1,966 $1,215   $126,918,339 50
2012/12/29 7 $2,753,843 +15% 1,966 $1,401   $129,672,182 51
2012/12/30 7 $2,194,977 -20% 1,966 $1,116   $131,867,159 52
2012/12/31 7 $2,321,938 +6% 1,966 $1,181   $134,189,097 53
2013/01/01 7 $2,463,323 +6% 1,966 $1,253   $136,652,420 54
2013/01/02 8 $1,046,468 -58% 1,966 $532   $137,698,888 55
2013/01/03 7 $976,331 -7% 1,966 $497   $138,675,219 56
2013/01/04 8 $1,604,546 +64% 1,901 $844   $140,279,765 57
2013/01/05 8 $2,392,006 +49% 1,901 $1,258   $142,671,771 58
2013/01/06 8 $1,417,275 -41% 1,901 $746   $144,089,046 59
2013/01/07 8 $411,362 -71% 1,901 $216   $144,500,408 60
2013/01/08 8 $539,853 +31% 1,901 $284   $145,040,261 61
2013/01/09 7 $502,626 -7% 1,901 $264   $145,542,887 62
2013/01/10 4 $722,173 +44% 1,901 $380   $146,265,060 63
2013/01/11 7 $1,850,373 +156% 2,027 $913   $148,115,433 64
2013/01/12 8 $2,764,314 +49% 2,027 $1,364   $150,879,747 65
2013/01/13 7 $1,720,506 -38% 2,027 $849   $152,600,253 66
2013/01/14 7 $619,718 -64% 2,027 $306   $153,219,971 67
2013/01/15 8 $721,943 +16% 2,027 $356   $153,941,914 68
2013/01/16 8 $590,361 -18% 2,027 $291   $154,532,275 69
2013/01/17 8 $603,804 +2% 2,027 $298   $155,136,079 70
2013/01/18 11 $1,438,179 +138% 2,174 $662   $156,574,258 71
2013/01/19 11 $2,538,571 +77% 2,174 $1,168   $159,112,829 72
2013/01/20 11 $1,498,513 -41% 2,174 $689   $160,611,342 73
2013/01/21 10 $1,202,965 -20% 2,174 $553   $161,814,307 74
2013/01/22 9 $510,728 -58% 2,174 $235   $162,325,035 75
2013/01/23 8 $421,770 -17% 2,174 $194   $162,746,805 76
2013/01/24 8 $441,029 +5% 2,174 $203   $163,187,834 77
2013/01/25 11 $865,149 +96% 1,909 $453   $164,052,983 78
2013/01/26 10 $1,915,064 +121% 1,909 $1,003   $165,968,047 79
2013/01/27 9 $1,083,476 -43% 1,909 $568   $167,051,523 80
2013/01/28 11 $291,477 -73% 1,909 $153   $167,343,000 81
2013/01/29 10 $381,837 +31% 1,909 $200   $167,724,837 82
2013/01/30 10 $310,815 -19% 1,909 $163   $168,035,652 83
2013/01/31 9 $338,866 +9% 1,909 $178   $168,374,518 84
2013/02/01 10 $687,511 +103% 1,756 $392   $169,062,029 85
2013/02/02 9 $1,309,262 +90% 1,756 $746   $170,371,291 86
2013/02/03 10 $405,451 -69% 1,756 $231   $170,776,742 87
2013/02/04 9 $206,642 -49% 1,756 $118   $170,983,384 88
2013/02/05 9 $276,106 +34% 1,756 $157   $171,259,490 89
2013/02/06 9 $244,552 -11% 1,756 $139   $171,504,042 90
2013/02/07 9 $243,427 n/c 1,756 $139   $171,747,469 91
2013/02/08 13 $427,413 +76% 1,517 $282   $172,174,882 92
2013/02/09 11 $904,360 +112% 1,517 $596   $173,079,242 93
2013/02/10 14 $541,764 -40% 1,517 $357   $173,621,006 94
2013/02/11 12 $206,798 -62% 1,517 $136   $173,827,804 95
2013/02/12 11 $247,575 +20% 1,517 $163   $174,075,379 96
2013/02/13 10 $193,357 -22% 1,517 $127   $174,268,736 97
2013/02/14 13 $319,191 +65% 1,158 $276   $174,587,927 98
2013/02/15 14 $358,636 +12% 1,007 $356   $174,946,563 99
2013/02/16 13 $705,086 +97% 1,007 $700   $175,651,649 100
2013/02/17 14 $571,461 -19% 1,007 $567   $176,223,110 101
2013/02/18 13 $427,937 -25% 1,007 $425   $176,651,047 102
2013/02/19 14 $160,578 -62% 1,007 $159   $176,811,625 103
2013/02/20 14 $150,921 -6% 1,007 $150   $176,962,546 104
2013/02/21 13 $159,944 +6% 1,007 $159   $177,122,490 105
2013/02/22 15 $353,976 +121% 875 $405   $177,476,466 106
2013/02/23 15 $762,841 +116% 875 $872   $178,239,307 107
2013/02/24 15 $364,264 -52% 875 $416   $178,603,571 108
2013/02/25 16 $118,137 -68% 875 $135   $178,721,708 109
2013/02/26 16 $130,057 +10% 875 $149   $178,851,765 110
2013/02/27 16 $109,664 -16% 875 $125   $178,961,429 111
2013/02/28 15 $124,627 +14% 875 $142   $179,086,056 112
2013/03/01 18 $236,817 +90% 652 $363   $179,322,873 113
2013/03/02 16 $487,284 +106% 652 $747   $179,810,157 114
2013/03/03 16 $261,136 -46% 652 $401   $180,071,293 115
2013/03/04 17 $76,388 -71% 652 $117   $180,147,681 116
2013/03/05 17 $90,023 +18% 652 $138   $180,237,704 117
2013/03/06 17 $85,406 -5% 652 $131   $180,323,110 118
2013/03/07 18 $80,821 -5% 652 $124   $180,403,931 119

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/09 15 $944,308   11 $85,846   $944,308 3
2012/11/16 3 $21,049,406 +2,129% 1,775 $11,859   $22,468,242 10
2012/11/23 3 $25,676,413 +22% 2,018 $12,724   $62,840,796 17
2012/11/30 4 $13,376,696 -48% 2,018 $6,629   $83,566,169 24
2012/12/07 4 $8,916,813 -33% 2,014 $4,427   $97,137,447 31
2012/12/14 3 $7,033,132 -21% 2,285 $3,078   $107,687,319 38
2012/12/21 5 $5,525,774 -21% 2,293 $2,410   $116,673,598 45
2012/12/28 7 $7,337,362 +33% 1,966 $3,732   $131,867,159 52
2013/01/04 8 $5,413,827 -26% 1,901 $2,848   $144,089,046 59
2013/01/11 7 $6,335,193 +17% 2,027 $3,125   $152,600,253 66
2013/01/18 11 $5,475,263 -14% 2,174 $2,519   $160,611,342 73
2013/01/25 11 $3,863,689 -29% 1,909 $2,024   $167,051,523 80
2013/02/01 10 $2,402,224 -38% 1,756 $1,368   $170,776,742 87
2013/02/08 12 $1,873,537 -22% 1,517 $1,235   $173,621,006 94
2013/02/15 13 $1,635,183 -13% 1,007 $1,624   $176,223,110 101
2013/02/22 15 $1,481,081 -9% 875 $1,693   $178,603,571 108
2013/03/01 17 $985,237 -33% 652 $1,511   $180,071,293 115
2013/03/08 21 $430,380 -56% 432 $996   $180,834,311 122
2013/03/15 22 $395,881 -8% 466 $850   $181,408,467 129
2013/03/22 25 $217,555 -45% 292 $745   $181,809,335 136
2013/03/29 39 $85,677 -61% 189 $453   $182,027,677 143
2013/04/05 51 $47,845 -44% 102 $469   $182,137,973 150
2013/04/12 63 $22,962 -52% 58 $396   $182,182,836 157
2013/04/19 71 $10,370 -55% 25 $415   $182,204,440 164

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/31/20131818,449 818,449$15,624,191$15,624,1911
4/7/20132238,860-71% 1,057,309$4,746,148$20,370,3402
4/14/20132145,195-39% 1,202,504$2,898,092$23,268,4323
4/21/2013471,371-51% 1,273,875$1,424,565$24,692,9974
4/28/2013776,375+7% 1,350,250$1,523,681$26,216,6785
5/5/2013939,610-48% 1,389,860$790,616$27,007,2946
5/12/20131631,630-20% 1,421,490$631,335$27,638,6297
5/19/20131921,650-32% 1,443,140$427,588$28,066,2168
5/26/20132825,801+19% 1,468,941$462,870$28,529,0869
6/2/20132416,612-36% 1,485,553$280,078$28,809,16410
6/9/20131617,306+4% 1,502,859$259,417$29,068,58111
6/16/20131919,473+13% 1,522,332$291,900$29,360,48212
6/23/20132119,222-1% 1,541,554$287,946$29,648,42713
6/30/20132919,867+3% 1,561,421$308,336$29,956,76314
7/7/20132527,780+40% 1,589,201$548,933$30,505,69615

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/31/20131487,298 487,298$13,975,707$13,975,7071
4/7/20132128,814-74% 616,112$3,846,390$17,822,0972
4/14/2013275,199-42% 691,312$2,255,231$20,077,3283
4/21/2013333,691-55% 725,002$1,009,376$21,086,7044
4/28/2013824,829-26% 749,831$744,624$21,831,3285
5/5/2013919,747-20% 769,579$592,215$22,423,5436
5/12/20131714,999-24% 784,577$448,762$22,872,3057
5/19/2013199,977-33% 794,554$297,815$23,170,1208

Lincoln HD Trailer

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