The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $58,009,200Details
International Box Office $29,135,886
Worldwide Box Office $87,145,086
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,672,704 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,694,325 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $19,367,029
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

In the thriller "The Lincoln Lawyer," Matthew McConaughey stars as Michael "Mick" Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 18th, 2011 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: July 12th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some violence, sexual content and language.
(Rating bulletin 2158, 2/9/2011)
Running Time: 119 minutes
Keywords: Courtroom Drama, Lawyers, Wrongfully Convicted, Surprise Twist, Prostitution, Gangs, Non-Chronological, Private Investigator, Sex Crimes
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Cast

   Michael "Mick" Haller
Ryan Phillippe    Louis Roulet
Marisa Tomei    Maggie McPherson
William H. Macy    Frank Levin
Josh Lucas    Ted Minton
Laurence Mason    Earl
Frances Fisher    Mary Windsor
John Leguizamo    Val Valenzuela
Michael Peņa    Jesus Martinez
Margarita Levieva    Reggie Campo
Bob Gunton    Cecil Dobbs
Reggie Baker    Judge Fullbright
Mackenzie Aladjem    Hayley Haller
Michaela Conlin    Detective Sobel
Bryan Cranston    Detective Lankford
Michael Pare    Detective Kurlen

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    John Romano
Story Creator    Michael Connelly
Producer    Tom Rosenberg
Producer    Gary Lucchesi
Producer    Sidney Kimmel
Producer    Richard Wright
Producer    Scott Steindorff
Executive Producer    David Kern
Executive Producer    Jim Tauber
Executive Producer    Bruce Toll
Executive Producer    Eric Reid
Co-Producer    Ted Gidlow
Cinematographer    Lukas Ettlin
Production Designer    Charisse Cardenas
Editor    Jeff McEvoy
Costume Designer    Erin Benach
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Casting Director    Tricia Wood

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/18 5 $4,087,192   2,707 $1,510   $4,087,192 1
2011/03/19 4 $5,606,025 +37% 2,707 $2,071   $9,693,217 2
2011/03/20 4 $3,513,236 -37% 2,707 $1,298   $13,206,453 3
2011/03/21 3 $1,200,983 -66% 2,707 $444   $14,407,436 4
2011/03/22 2 $1,388,459 +16% 2,707 $513   $15,795,895 5
2011/03/23 2 $1,093,898 -21% 2,707 $404   $16,889,793 6
2011/03/24 2 $1,077,390 -2% 2,707 $398   $17,967,183 7
2011/03/25 4 $2,931,155 +172% 2,707 $1,083   $20,898,338 8
2011/03/26 4 $4,870,705 +66% 2,707 $1,799   $25,769,043 9
2011/03/27 5 $2,948,505 -39% 2,707 $1,089   $28,717,548 10
2011/03/28 4 $945,076 -68% 2,707 $349   $29,662,624 11
2011/03/29 4 $1,094,308 +16% 2,707 $404   $30,756,932 12
2011/03/30 4 $913,066 -17% 2,707 $337   $31,669,998 13
2011/03/31 4 $917,018 n/c 2,707 $339   $32,587,016 14
2011/04/01 6 $2,056,468 +124% 2,707 $760   $34,643,484 15
2011/04/02 6 $2,987,125 +45% 2,707 $1,103   $37,630,609 16
2011/04/03 6 $1,785,457 -40% 2,707 $660   $39,416,066 17
2011/04/04 7 $500,275 -72% 2,707 $185   $39,916,341 18
2011/04/05 5 $761,029 +52% 2,707 $281   $40,677,370 19
2011/04/06 5 $584,686 -23% 2,707 $216   $41,262,056 20
2011/04/07 5 $592,754 +1% 2,707 $219   $41,854,810 21
2011/04/08 10 $1,267,752 +114% 2,420 $524   $43,122,562 22
2011/04/09 10 $2,029,400 +60% 2,420 $839   $45,151,962 23
2011/04/10 10 $984,446 -51% 2,420 $407   $46,136,408 24
2011/04/11 9 $315,545 -68% 2,420 $130   $46,451,953 25
2011/04/12 9 $416,541 +32% 2,420 $172   $46,868,494 26
2011/04/13 9 $346,873 -17% 2,420 $143   $47,215,367 27
2011/04/14 9 $354,294 +2% 2,420 $146   $47,569,661 28
2011/04/15 12 $796,219 +125% 1,702 $468   $48,365,880 29
2011/04/16 12 $1,412,509 +77% 1,702 $830   $49,778,389 30
2011/04/17 12 $676,251 -52% 1,702 $397   $50,454,640 31
2011/04/18 12 $235,107 -65% 1,702 $138   $50,689,747 32
2011/04/19 13 $298,505 +27% 1,702 $175   $50,988,252 33
2011/04/20 13 $269,029 -10% 1,702 $158   $51,257,281 34
2011/04/21 11 $334,651 +24% 1,702 $197   $51,591,932 35
2011/04/22 15 $589,542 +76% 1,220 $483   $52,181,474 36
2011/04/23 14 $740,865 +26% 1,220 $607   $52,922,339 37
2011/04/24 14 $459,112 -38% 1,220 $376   $53,381,451 38
2011/04/25 15 $175,200 -62% 1,220 $144   $53,556,651 39
2011/04/26 15 $160,855 -8% 1,220 $132   $53,717,506 40
2011/04/27 15 $147,905 -8% 1,220 $121   $53,865,411 41
2011/04/28 15 $144,897 -2% 1,220 $119   $54,010,308 42
2011/04/29 19 $214,394 +48% 719 $298   $54,224,702 43
2011/04/30 17 $375,364 +75% 719 $522   $54,600,066 44
2011/05/01 17 $199,444 -47% 719 $277   $54,799,510 45
2011/05/02 18 $62,490 -69% 719 $87   $54,862,000 46
2011/05/03 17 $82,228 +32% 719 $114   $54,944,228 47
2011/05/04 18 $69,778 -15% 719 $97   $55,014,006 48
2011/05/05 18 $68,202 -2% 719 $95   $55,082,208 49
2011/05/06 - $124,313 +82% 440 $283   $55,206,521 50
2011/05/07 - $193,501 +56% 440 $440   $55,400,022 51
2011/05/08 - $147,602 -24% 440 $335   $55,547,624 52
2011/05/09 - $35,008 -76% 440 $80   $55,582,632 53
2011/05/10 - $45,823 +31% 440 $104   $55,628,455 54
2011/05/11 - $41,469 -10% 440 $94   $55,669,924 55
2011/05/12 - $44,461 +7% 440 $101   $55,714,385 56
2011/05/13 - $100,175 +125% 345 $290   $55,814,560 57
2011/05/14 - $192,561 +92% 345 $558   $56,007,121 58
2011/05/15 - $104,631 -46% 345 $303   $56,111,752 59
2011/05/16 - $33,063 -68% 345 $96   $56,144,815 60
2011/05/17 - $41,978 +27% 345 $122   $56,186,793 61
2011/05/18 - $35,376 -16% 345 $103   $56,222,169 62
2011/05/19 - $32,797 -7% 345 $95   $56,254,966 63
2011/05/20 - $68,567 +109% 258 $266   $56,323,533 64
2011/05/21 - $110,844 +62% 258 $430   $56,434,377 65
2011/05/22 - $74,053 -33% 258 $287   $56,508,430 66
2011/05/23 - $29,326 -60% 258 $114   $56,537,756 67
2011/05/24 - $23,169 -21% 258 $90   $56,560,925 68
2011/05/25 - $20,872 -10% 258 $81   $56,581,797 69
2011/05/26 - $17,572 -16% 258 $68   $56,599,369 70
2011/05/27 - $46,902 +167% 166 $283   $56,646,271 71
2011/05/28 - $80,698 +72% 166 $486   $56,726,969 72
2011/05/29 - $63,973 -21% 166 $385   $56,790,942 73
2011/05/30 27 $47,020 -27% 166 $283   $56,837,962 74
2011/05/31 - $15,416 -67% 166 $93   $56,853,378 75
2011/06/01 - $14,781 -4% 166 $89   $56,868,159 76
2011/06/02 - $16,426 +11% 166 $99   $56,884,585 77
2011/06/03 - $30,305 +84% 196 $155   $56,914,890 78
2011/06/04 - $53,692 +77% 196 $274   $56,968,582 79
2011/06/05 - $28,402 -47% 196 $145   $56,996,984 80
2011/06/06 - $11,780 -59% 196 $60   $57,008,764 81
2011/06/07 - $13,719 +16% 196 $70   $57,022,483 82
2011/06/08 - $13,525 -1% 196 $69   $57,036,008 83
2011/06/09 - $13,008 -4% 196 $66   $57,049,016 84
2011/06/10 - $23,479 +80% 101 $232   $57,072,495 85
2011/06/11 - $40,597 +73% 101 $402   $57,113,092 86
2011/06/12 - $20,594 -49% 101 $204   $57,133,686 87
2011/06/13 - $8,391 -59% 101 $83   $57,142,077 88
2011/06/14 - $10,938 +30% 101 $108   $57,153,015 89
2011/06/15 - $9,949 -9% 101 $99   $57,162,964 90
2011/06/16 - $11,660 +17% 101 $115   $57,174,624 91
2011/06/17 - $58,151 +399% 220 $264   $57,232,775 92
2011/06/18 - $78,833 +36% 220 $358   $57,311,608 93
2011/06/19 - $62,253 -21% 220 $283   $57,373,861 94
2011/06/20 - $25,064 -60% 220 $114   $57,398,925 95
2011/06/21 - $30,812 +23% 220 $140   $57,429,737 96
2011/06/22 - $28,926 -6% 220 $131   $57,458,663 97
2011/06/23 - $30,134 +4% 220 $137   $57,488,797 98
2011/06/24 - $40,618 +35% 189 $215   $57,529,415 99
2011/06/25 - $57,060 +40% 189 $302   $57,586,475 100
2011/06/26 - $39,581 -31% 189 $209   $57,626,056 101
2011/06/27 - $16,285 -59% 189 $86   $57,642,341 102
2011/06/28 - $19,287 +18% 189 $102   $57,661,628 103
2011/06/29 - $17,484 -9% 189 $93   $57,679,112 104
2011/06/30 - $18,101 +4% 189 $96   $57,697,213 105
2011/07/01 - $24,299 +34% 138 $176   $57,721,512 106
2011/07/02 - $35,361 +46% 138 $256   $57,756,873 107
2011/07/03 - $29,250 -17% 138 $212   $57,786,123 108
2011/07/04 32 $20,591 -30% 138 $149   $57,806,714 109
2011/07/05 - $12,743 -38% 138 $92   $57,819,457 110
2011/07/06 - $12,066 -5% 138 $87   $57,831,523 111
2011/07/07 - $13,238 +10% 138 $96   $57,844,761 112
2011/07/08 - $18,977 +43% 106 $179   $57,863,738 113
2011/07/09 - $25,952 +37% 106 $245   $57,889,690 114
2011/07/10 - $17,088 -34% 106 $161   $57,906,778 115
2011/07/11 - $7,727 -55% 106 $73   $57,914,505 116
2011/07/12 - $9,237 +20% 106 $87   $57,923,742 117
2011/07/13 - $7,684 -17% 106 $72   $57,931,426 118
2011/07/14 - $8,175 +6% 106 $77   $57,939,601 119
2011/07/15 - $12,875 +57% 72 $179   $57,952,476 120
2011/07/16 - $17,966 +40% 72 $250   $57,970,442 121
2011/07/17 - $11,447 -36% 72 $159   $57,981,889 122
2011/07/18 - $4,982 -56% 72 $69   $57,986,871 123
2011/07/19 - $6,974 +40% 72 $97   $57,993,845 124
2011/07/20 - $7,312 +5% 72 $102   $58,001,157 125
2011/07/21 - $8,043 +10% 72 $112   $58,009,200 126

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/18 4 $13,206,453   2,707 $4,879   $13,206,453 3
2011/03/25 4 $10,750,365 -19% 2,707 $3,971   $28,717,548 10
2011/04/01 6 $6,829,050 -36% 2,707 $2,523   $39,416,066 17
2011/04/08 10 $4,281,598 -37% 2,420 $1,769   $46,136,408 24
2011/04/15 12 $2,884,979 -33% 1,702 $1,695   $50,454,640 31
2011/04/22 14 $1,789,519 -38% 1,220 $1,467   $53,381,451 38
2011/04/29 17 $789,202 -56% 719 $1,098   $54,799,510 45
2011/05/06 21 $465,416 -41% 440 $1,058   $55,547,624 52
2011/05/13 22 $397,367 -15% 345 $1,152   $56,111,752 59
2011/05/20 26 $253,464 -36% 258 $982   $56,508,430 66
2011/05/27 26 $191,573 -24% 166 $1,154   $56,790,942 73
2011/06/03 31 $112,399 -41% 196 $573   $56,996,984 80
2011/06/10 32 $84,670 -25% 101 $838   $57,133,686 87
2011/06/17 24 $199,237 +135% 220 $906   $57,373,861 94
2011/06/24 27 $137,259 -31% 189 $726   $57,626,056 101
2011/07/01 34 $88,910 -35% 138 $644   $57,786,123 108
2011/07/08 39 $62,017 -30% 106 $585   $57,906,778 115
2011/07/15 47 $42,288 -32% 72 $587   $57,981,889 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/17/20112304,707 304,707$4,707,723$4,707,7231
7/24/20113119,160-61% 423,867$1,786,208$6,493,9322
7/31/2011662,125-48% 485,992$1,037,488$7,531,4193
8/7/2011937,762-39% 523,754$584,933$8,116,3524
8/14/20111333,541-11% 557,295$509,823$8,626,1765
8/21/20111928,373-15% 585,668$447,726$9,073,9026
8/28/20112222,378-21% 608,046$354,691$9,428,5937
9/4/20112318,872-16% 626,918$303,084$9,731,6778
9/11/20112913,973-26% 640,891$217,420$9,949,0979

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/17/20112128,986 128,986$2,489,432$2,489,4321
7/24/2011342,336-67% 171,322$761,631$3,251,0632
7/31/2011922,968-46% 194,290$455,914$3,706,9773
8/7/2011717,136-25% 211,427$322,679$4,029,6564
8/14/20111116,864-2% 228,291$315,354$4,345,0105

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