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Lone Survivor (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $125,095,601Details
International Box Office $24,709,031Details
Worldwide Box Office $149,804,632
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $26,913,491 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $23,318,913 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $50,232,404
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Synopsis

Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
75% - Certified Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2013 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Universal
January 10th, 2014 (Expands Wide) by Universal
International Releases: May 30th, 2014 (Wide) (Venezuela)
June 13th, 2014 (Wide) (Ecuador)
Video Release: June 3rd, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2271, 5/8/2013)
Running Time: 121 minutes
Comparisons: vs. American Sniper
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Keywords: Special Ops, Afghanistan War, War, Terrorism, Warlord, Slow Motion Scene, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Epilogue, Scene Filmed in Night Vision, Digital Cinematography
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Emmett/Furla Films, Herrick Entertainment, Envision Entertainment, Entertainment/Single Berry, Closest to the Hole, Leverage
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,119 $67,075 Apr 4, 2014 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,142 $89,925 Mar 28, 2014 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,033 $141,370 Mar 21, 2014 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 759 $268,585 Mar 14, 2014 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 629 $420,075 Mar 7, 2014 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 390 $1,026,650 Feb 28, 2014 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 292 $1,978,380 Feb 21, 2014 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 132 $4,086,435 Feb 14, 2014 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 125 $5,565,860 Feb 7, 2014 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 124 $7,096,330 Jan 31, 2014 40
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 461 $100,011,061 Jan 31, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 38 $12,900,960 Jan 24, 2014 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $22,058,815 Jan 17, 2014 26
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 967 $50,810,121 Jan 10, 2014 23
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 542 $8,984,385 Jan 12, 2014 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $37,849,910 Jan 10, 2014 19
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $37,849,910 Jan 10, 2014 19
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 403 $37,849,910 Jan 10, 2014 19
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 30 $14,461,775 Jan 11, 2014 18
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 410 $14,461,775 Jan 11, 2014 18
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 328 $14,403,750 Jan 10, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,739 $84,857 Jan 3, 2014 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,091 $90,872 Dec 27, 2013 5

Cast

   Marcus Luttrell
Taylor Kitsch    Michael Murphy
Emile Hirsch    Danny Dietz
Ben Foster    Matt "Axe" Axelson
Eric Bana    Erik Kristensen
Yousuf Azami    Shah
Ali Suliman    Gulab
Alexander Ludwig    Shane Patton
Rich Ting    James Suh
Dan Bilzerian    Healy
Jerry Ferrara    Hasslert
Rick Vargas    Crew Chief
Scott Elrod    QRF SEAL
Gregory Rockwood    Chinook Pilot No. 1
Ryan Kay    Chinook Pilot No. 2
Patrick Griffin    Chinook Co-Pilot
Josh Berry    Communication SEAL
Eric Steinig    SEAL Lieutenant
David Shepard    CJSOTF Commander
Justin Tade    CJSOTF Marine
Sterling Jones    Bagram Comms Guy
Jason Riggins    50 Cal Gunner
Matthew Page    Army Intel Guy
Sammy Sheik    Taraq
Nicholas Patel    Goat Boy
Daniel Arroyo    Teenage Goat Boy
Zarin Rahimi    Goat Man
Rohan Chand    Gulab's Young Son
Anthony McKenzie    TOC Sr. Air Officer
Brian Call    TOC SEAL
Ishmael Antonio    Doctor
Samuel J. Cloud    JAG
Perparim Bici    Communication SEAL Perry
Henry Penzi    Villager
Robert Loerke    Captain Jacoby
Kurt Carlson    Captain Lovas
Daniel Fulcoly    Lt. Andrews
Michael P. Herrmann    Wallace
Paul Craig    "EOD" Paul
Zabiullah Mirzai    Zabi
John Hocker    Hocker
Robert Doudell    Village Elder
Hillel Shamam    Angry Villager
Edmund Blanchet    PJ No. 1
Jim Cusic    PJ No. 2

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Peter Berg
Story Creator    Marcus Luttrell
Story Creator    Patrick Robinson
Producer    Peter Berg
Producer    Sarah Aubrey
Producer    Randall Emmett
Producer    Norton Herrick
Producer    Barry Spikings
Producer    Akiva Goldsman
Producer    Mark Wahlberg
Producer    Stephen Levinson
Producer    Vitaly Grigoriants
Executive Producer    George Furla
Executive Producer    Simon Fawcett
Executive Producer    Braden Aftergood
Executive Producer    Louis G. Friedman
Executive Producer    Remington Chase
Executive Producer    Stepan Martirosyan
Executive Producer    Adi Shankar
Executive Producer    Spencer Silna
Executive Producer    Mark Damon
Executive Producer    Brandt Anderson
Executive Producer    Jeff Rice
Executive Producer    Lauren Selig
Executive Producer    Jason Shuman
Executive Producer    Steven Saxton
Production Designer    Tom Duffield
Editor    Colby Parker, Jr
Composer    Explosions in the Sky
Composer    Steve Jablonsky
Director of Photography    Tobias Schliessler
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jesper Kjolsrud
Visual Effects Supervisor    Grady Cofer
Special Make-up Effects    Gregory Nicotero
Special Make-up Effects    Howard Berger
Costume Designer    Amy Stofsky
Unit Production Manager    Louis G. Friedman
Assistant Director    Eric Heffron
Assistant Director    Richard Oswald
Co-Producer    Petra Holtorf-Stratton
Co-Producer    Eric Heffron
Co-Producer    Brandon Grimes
Additional Editor    Gabriel Fleming
Associate Producer    Lindsay Greitzer
Associate Producer    Harry Humphries
Supervising Sound Editor    Wylie Stateman
Re-recording Mixer    Beau Borders
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Koyama
Art Director    Stephen Cooper
Set Decorator    Ron Reiss
Set Designer    Derrick Ballard
Storyboard Artist    Trevor Goring
Art Department Coordinator    Heather Elwell
Script Supervisor    Jan Rudolph
Still Photographer    Greg Peters
First Assistant Editor    Jamie Clarke
Assistant Editor    Greg Cusumano
Assistant Editor    Sarah Beth Shapiro
Sound Mixer    David Brownlow
Assistant Costume Designer    Erika Walthall
Costume Supervisor    Mark Peterson
Make up    Howard Berger
Make up    Peter Montagna
Hairstylist    Geordie Sheffer
Second Unit Director    Kevin Scott
Dialogue Editor    Renee Tondelli
Dialogue Editor    Michael Hertlein
Foley Mixer    Nerses Gezalyan
Music Editor    Bryan Lawson
Music Editor    Sam Zeines
Casting Director    Linda Lowy
Stunt Coordinator    Kevin Scott
Sound Effects Editor    Hector Gika

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 3rd, 2014

June 2nd, 2014

It's not a bad week on the home market, given the time of year. Lone Survivor earned more than $100 million at the box office and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is clearly worth picking up. It isn't quite Pick of the Week material, on the other hand. There are a few choices including a pair of documentaries: Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself - Buy from Amazon and Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction - Buy from Amazon. The third option was Attack on Titan, Part 1 - Blu-ray Combo Pack Regular Edition or Limited Edition. It was essentially a coin-toss between the three, but in the end I went with Plimpton! as Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Lone Survivor

June 1st, 2014

Lone Survivor came out for an Oscar-qualifying run late in December of 2013, which seemed odd, because it didn't look like the typical Oscar-bait movie. However, it actually picked up a couple of Oscar nominations (for technical categories) and more impressively earned a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as SAG Award for Best Stunts. This lifts the expectations, but is this for the best? Does the film truly rise above the action genre? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: LEGO Earns Stacks Dollar Bills

February 11th, 2014

Lego poster

The LEGO Movie didn't break the record for Biggest February Weekend, but it came close. The Monuments Men performed better than expected, but was still a very distant second place. On the other hand, Vampire Academy bombed, fully and completely. Compared to last week, even without The LEGO Movie, this week is almost better. With The LEGO Movie, this week is 76% better at $151 million. Compared to last year, The LEGO Movie opened with more than the top five made in 2013. Overall, the year-over-year growth was 46%. This is just a fantastic result no matter how you look at it. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $1.12 billion, putting it 12% ahead of 2013's pace. It is obviously still too early to declare 2014 the winner, but this is still a fantastic start. More...

Weekend Estimates: LEGO Builds Instant Franchise

February 9th, 2014

Lego poster

2014 is shaping up to be a good year at the box office. After excellent openings for Ride Along and Lone Survivor in January, February is getting off to a spectacular start thanks to a huge opening weekend for The LEGO Movie. Warner Bros. is projecting an opening of $69.1 million for the toy spin-off -- far and away the biggest weekend of the year so far, and the second-best February weekend ever, behind only The Passion of the Christ. Numbers like that guarantee a sequel or three, and boost a franchise that has already built an impressive following in the video market. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can LEGO Build an Audience

February 6th, 2014

Lego poster

The first weekend of February should be the biggest with The LEGO Movie looking to dominate the box office, while The Monuments Men is expected to do respectable business over the weekend. The other wide release is Vampire Academy, which wasn't screened for critics. It is not aimed at a target demographic that cares about what critics think, but they still didn't screen the film for critics. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases, Identity Thief and Side Effects. The two films earned a combined $44 million during their opening weekend. The LEGO Movie will make more than that on its own. 2014 should easily win in the year-over-year competition. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Laps Competition

February 3rd, 2014

Ride Along poster

Super Bowl turned into a blow-out, but still earned a record television audience. This explains why the overall box office numbers were down compared to last weekend. That said, there were some films that did well, including Ride Along, which completed the threepeat and by this time next week with be at over $100 million. On the other hand, the new releases really struggled. That Awkward Moment only managed third place, while Labor Day barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Week-over-week, the overall box office fell 26% to $86 million. Compared to last year, the box office also fell, but by only 3%. That said, 2014 is still ahead of 2013 by 6% at $943 million to $887 million, so the market is still healthy. More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Far from Super

January 30th, 2014

That Awkward Moment poster

It's the Super Bowl weekend, so needless to say, the new releases are looking rather weak. Why would any studio want to release a film against what is the largest single sporting event of the year? There are two wide releases coming out, but neither is expected to make much of an impact. That Awkward Moment is the bigger of the two wide releases, but its reviews are terrible. It should still earn first place, because there's no competition to speak of. Labor Day's reviews are slightly better and its target demographic has very little crossover appeal with the Super Bowl. Even so, most think it will miss the top five. This weekend last year, Warm Bodies earned first place with just over $20 million. If That Awkward Moment earns $20 million, I will be shocked. It might not earn too much more than half of that. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Frankenstein's Debut isn't Lively

January 27th, 2014

Ride Along poster

I, Frankenstein died at the box office, as it missed the top five entirely. This gave Ride Along an easy road to first place over the weekend. Meanwhile, the rest of the top five all matched expectations, or came within a rounding error of doing so. This helped the overall box office somewhat. It was still a post-holiday frame and the total box office fell 34% to $117 million, but it could have been worse. Compared to last year, the overall box office was 4% higher, which is good news early in the year. 2014 has extended its lead over 2013 to 9% at $823 million to $754 million. More...

Weekend Projections: Frankenstein D.O.A.

January 26th, 2014

Ride Along poster

After tracking poorly for months, Lionsgate's I, Frankenstein arrived in theaters this weekend with a disappointing projected $8.275 million, according to the distributor, enough for only 6th place on a box office chart that's a jumble of Oscar hopefuls and less ambitious January fare. Ride Along tops the list with $21.1 million projected for the weekend by Universal, which also lays claim to this weekend's number two spot with Lone Survivor's $12.6 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Frankenstein be Taken for a Ride?

January 23rd, 2014

I, Frankenstein poster

After a record-breaking weekend, it's a letdown this weekend. I, Frankenstein is the only wide release of the week and there's very little chance it will be a major hit at the box office. It might overtake Ride Along for top spot, but I wouldn't bet on it. Last year Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was the biggest release of the week earning $19.69 million over the weekend, while it and Mama were the only two films to earn more than $10 million. We should have four films earning more than $10 million over the weekend, so 2014 should win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Cruises to the Finish Line

January 21st, 2014

Ride Along poster

It was a record-breaking weekend with Ride Along earning the biggest January opening weekend and the biggest MLK long weekend. Needless to say, it crushed expectations. Additionally, The Nut Job overcame terrible reviews to earn a solid opening, at least according to estimates. Overall, the box office pulled in $176 million over the three-day weekend, which is 26% more than the three-day weekend last week and last year. Over the four-day weekend, the box office pulled in $211 million, or 28% more than last year's MLK long weekend. That's great news, as 2014 was below 2013's pace. In fact, after this weekend, 2014 has pulled ahead of 2013 by 8% at $671 million to $621 million. More...

Weekend Projections: Ride Along Sets January Opening Record

January 19th, 2014

Ride Along poster

What could have been a close run thing at the box office this weekend has turned into a romp to victory for Ride Along, with the comedy set to break Cloverfield's record for biggest opening weekend in January with estimated three-day $41.2 million. The performance is all the more impressive for being delivered from just 2,663 theaters, and marks Universal's third consecutive MLK weekend win, following Mama last year and Contraband in 2012. With the studio's holdover, Lone Survivor, holding on to second place with $23.2 million in its second weekend the other three wide openers range from 3rd to 6th place in the charts. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG is a Buyer's Market

January 19th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

SAG handed out their awards last night, and while there were not many surprises, there was one major upset, at least in my mind. Dallas Buyers Club led the way with two wins, making it the new Oscar favorite. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Jack Ryan Win or is it just Along for the Ride

January 17th, 2014

Ride Along poster

At the beginning of the month, I thought this weekend would be a close race between Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Ride Along. That might still be the case, but it is increasingly unlikely, as Jack Ryan's buzz hasn't kept pace with the buzz for Ride Along. Additionally, Jack Ryan has direct competition from Lone Survivor, which nearly set the January record last weekend and should remain potent this weekend. This weekend last year, Mama won the weekend with $28.40 million and I don't think Ride Along will top that. On the other hand, last year there were only three films that topped $10 million, while this year there could be as many as seven or eight. (All four wide releases have a shot at $10 million, but it is likely not all will get there. There are two holdovers that will earn more than $10 million. Finally, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street might get an Oscar bounce back to $10 million.) Even in the worst case scenario, four films will crack $10 million. 2014 should win for the first time in the week-over-week comparison. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

Contest: Powering Up: Winning Announcement

January 14th, 2014

The winner of our Powering Up contest was determined and it is... More...

Per Theater Chart: Still Lonely

January 14th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

There was only one film in the $10,000 club, but that's one more than a lot of people thought there would be. Lone Survivor expanded wide earning $37.85 million in 2,876 theaters for an average of $13,161. That's awesome, especially for this time of year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Survivor Does More than Survive

January 14th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

As expected, Lone Survivor won the race to first place on the box office this past weekend. However, it crushed predictions to an astounding degree. It wasn't enough. The overall box office was down to $140 million. Granted, that was less than 1% lower than last weekend and just over 1% lower than the same weekend last year, but it is still frustrating. Besides the number one film, there's not a lot of positive news to report. Year-to-date, 2014 is a little behind 2013 at $413 million to $436 million. Granted, it is far too soon to talk about end of year results, but you obviously would want a fast start rather than a slow start. More...

Weekend Projections: Lone Survivor Posts Fifth-Best January Weekend

January 12th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

2014 has its first bona fide hit this weekend, with Lone Survivor posting an impressive $38.5 million, according to Universal's weekend estimate. That's the fifth-best January weekend in history, and the second-best by a film that wasn't already playing wide over the holidays (Avatar holds the top three spots in the chart and Cloverfield remains the record-holding new release). Unfortunately, the success of Lone Survivor was in part to blame for a weak debut by The Legend of Hercules, which will end in 4th or 5th place for the weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Survivor Be Lonely At the Top?

January 10th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

There is only one truly new wide release this weekend: The Legend of Hercules. This film is earning zero positive reviews and most analysts think it will miss the top five. Fortunately, there are a couple of limited releases expanding wide this weekend that should help compensate. Lone Survivor is the most obviously mainstream hit and it has been doing surprisingly well in limited release. Meanwhile, Her is probably too out there to be a mainstream hit, but its reviews suggest it should at least do well with those looking for Oscar-quality films. This weekend last year was the weekend Zero Dark Thirty expanded wide. It pulled in $24.44 million over the weekend, which is a figure Lone Survivor might match. Unfortunately for 2014, 2013 had much better depth at the box office, so even if the Lone Survivor does get to $25 million or beyond, it still looks like the year will continue lower than last year. More...

Per Theater Chart: Holdovers Feeling Lonely

January 7th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

It was a slow week for new releases as none topped $10,000 on the per theater chart. There were some holdovers that performed well, led by Lone Survivor, which pulled in an average of $42,429 in two theaters. This is compared to $45,436 during its opening weekend. Such a small decline is great news for its upcoming wide expansion. August: Osage County was next with an average of $27,983 in five theaters, which is 22% lower than its opening average of $35,860. Its running tally is already at nearly half a million and it has potential to expand, especially if it continues to do well during Awards Season. The final film in the $10,000 club was Her with an average of $15,378 in 47 theaters. It is already at nearly $3 million after three weeks of release and it expands wide this weekend. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: Nominees Have Stories to Tell

January 5th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs announced their nominations this weekend and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. The top of that list is 12 Years a Slave, which was deemed ineligible because it wasn't written under WGA jurisdiction. This makes using the WGAs as an Oscar guide less reliable. On the other hand, several Oscar favorites showed up as well, including American Hustle, Nebraska, and others that have picked up major nominations this year. More...

Weekend Projections: Marked Ones Frozen Out

January 5th, 2014

Frozen poster

Given the weather conditions in half the country, this weekend couldn't have a more appropriate winner at the box office. Disney's Frozen takes top honors again in its 7th weekend in release after previously topping the chart the weekend of December 6th. The film is projected to earn $20.72 million this weekend, making it only the fourth film ever to earn more than $20 million at this stage in its theatrical run. Avatar, Titanic and Home Alone are the other three (and see full list of 7th weekends here). Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones was pushed into second spot with a decent $18.2 million opening. More...

Contest: Powering Up

January 3rd, 2014

Technically, there's only one wide release next week, The Legend of Hercules. Unfortunately, it is expected to bomb. Fortunately, there are two limited releases expanding wide next week, Her and Lone Survivor. Lone Survivor is by far the most mainstream of these three films and 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 Lone Survivor. 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 Power Rangers Megaforce: The Mysterious Robo Knight on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Weekend Projections: Hobbit Top But Frozen Most Impressive

December 29th, 2013

Frozen poster

The Hobbit will extend its run at the top of the chart to three weekends, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, but Frozen is the real winner, with a 47% increase in box office from last weekend (the second-best in the top 10 behind Saving Mr. Banks), and a new entry in the record books as the second-most-successful film in its 6th weekend in theaters -- only Avatar tops it.

The rest of the chart is a mess of new releases enjoying varying degrees of success. More...

Limited Releases: Last Chance for Oscar Glory

December 27th, 2013

August Osage County poster

There are a quartet of films opening in limited release this weekend hoping, as this is the last weekend they could open and still have a shot at Oscar glory this year. Three of the four films have already earned at least one major nomination, while the fourth has a shot at Oscar nominations in a technical category or two. Overall, however, their reviews are merely good, but not great. With all of the competition, it might be too difficult for any of them to expand wide. August: Osage County has the best combination of reviews and buzz and should win the weekend. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/27 34 $90,872   2 $45,436   $153,839 5
2014/01/03 38 $84,857 -7% 2 $42,429   $326,685 12
2014/01/10 1 $37,849,910 +44,504% 2,876 $13,161   $38,231,471 19
2014/01/17 2 $22,058,815 -42% 2,989 $7,380   $72,868,936 26
2014/01/24 2 $12,900,960 -42% 3,162 $4,080   $93,914,921 33
2014/01/31 5 $7,096,330 -45% 3,285 $2,160   $104,789,886 40
2014/02/07 5 $5,565,860 -22% 2,869 $1,940   $112,852,146 47
2014/02/14 9 $4,086,435 -27% 2,013 $2,030   $118,412,601 54
2014/02/21 11 $1,978,380 -52% 1,516 $1,305   $121,709,286 61
2014/02/28 17 $1,026,650 -48% 1,017 $1,009   $123,341,616 68
2014/03/07 21 $420,075 -59% 472 $890   $124,127,331 75
2014/03/14 25 $268,585 -36% 316 $850   $124,572,476 82
2014/03/21 31 $141,370 -47% 211 $670   $124,810,301 89
2014/03/28 35 $89,925 -36% 165 $545   $124,964,476 96
2014/04/04 38 $67,075 -25% 140 $479   $125,069,696 103

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/25 - $36,842   2 $18,421   $36,842 1
2013/12/26 - $26,125 -29% 2 $13,063   $62,967 2
2013/12/27 - $26,821 +3% 2 $13,411   $89,788 3
2013/12/28 - $33,766 +26% 2 $16,883   $123,554 4
2013/12/29 - $30,285 -10% 2 $15,143   $153,839 5
2013/12/30 - $20,999 -31% 2 $10,500   $174,838 6
2013/12/31 - $13,490 -36% 2 $6,745   $188,328 7
2014/01/01 - $35,286 +162% 2 $17,643   $223,614 8
2014/01/02 - $18,214 -48% 2 $9,107   $241,828 9
2014/01/03 - $23,251 +28% 2 $11,626   $265,079 10
2014/01/04 - $34,809 +50% 2 $17,405   $299,888 11
2014/01/05 - $26,797 -23% 2 $13,399   $326,685 12
2014/01/06 - $9,152 -66% 2 $4,576   $335,837 13
2014/01/07 - $7,533 -18% 2 $3,767   $343,370 14
2014/01/08 - $12,064 +60% 2 $6,032   $355,434 15
2014/01/09 - $26,127 +117% 2 $13,064   $381,561 16
2014/01/10 1 $14,403,750 +55,030% 2,876 $5,008   $14,785,311 17
2014/01/11 1 $14,461,775 n/c 2,876 $5,028   $29,247,086 18
2014/01/12 1 $8,984,385 -38% 2,876 $3,124   $38,231,471 19
2014/01/13 1 $3,306,250 -63% 2,876 $1,150   $41,537,721 20
2014/01/14 1 $3,623,025 +10% 2,876 $1,260   $45,160,746 21
2014/01/15 1 $2,817,500 -22% 2,876 $980   $47,978,246 22
2014/01/16 1 $2,831,875 +1% 2,876 $985   $50,810,121 23
2014/01/17 2 $6,665,470 +135% 2,989 $2,230   $57,475,591 24
2014/01/18 2 $10,312,050 +55% 2,989 $3,450   $67,787,641 25
2014/01/19 3 $5,081,295 -51% 2,989 $1,700   $72,868,936 26
2014/01/20 4 $3,870,755 -24% 2,989 $1,295   $76,739,691 27
2014/01/21 2 $1,539,335 -60% 2,989 $515   $78,279,026 28
2014/01/22 2 $1,359,995 -12% 2,989 $455   $79,639,021 29
2014/01/23 2 $1,374,940 +1% 2,989 $460   $81,013,961 30
2014/01/24 2 $3,604,680 +162% 3,162 $1,140   $84,618,641 31
2014/01/25 2 $5,865,510 +63% 3,162 $1,855   $90,484,151 32
2014/01/26 3 $3,430,770 -42% 3,162 $1,085   $93,914,921 33
2014/01/27 2 $916,980 -73% 3,162 $290   $94,831,901 34
2014/01/28 2 $1,059,270 +16% 3,162 $335   $95,891,171 35
2014/01/29 2 $885,360 -16% 3,162 $280   $96,776,531 36
2014/01/30 2 $917,025 +4% 3,162 $290   $97,693,556 37
2014/01/31 3 $2,317,505 +153% 3,285 $705   $100,011,061 38
2014/02/01 4 $3,891,475 +68% 3,285 $1,185   $103,902,536 39
2014/02/02 5 $887,350 -77% 3,285 $270   $104,789,886 40
2014/02/03 2 $625,780 -29% 3,285 $190   $105,415,666 41
2014/02/04 3 $688,225 +10% 3,285 $210   $106,103,891 42
2014/02/05 2 $589,880 -14% 3,285 $180   $106,693,771 43
2014/02/06 3 $592,515 n/c 3,285 $180   $107,286,286 44
2014/02/07 6 $1,391,465 +135% 2,869 $485   $108,677,751 45
2014/02/08 5 $2,696,860 +94% 2,869 $940   $111,374,611 46
2014/02/09 5 $1,477,535 -45% 2,869 $515   $112,852,146 47
2014/02/10 5 $387,315 -74% 2,869 $135   $113,239,461 48
2014/02/11 5 $417,005 +8% 2,869 $145   $113,656,466 49
2014/02/12 6 $310,035 -26% 2,869 $108   $113,966,501 50
2014/02/13 7 $359,665 +16% 2,869 $125   $114,326,166 51
2014/02/14 10 $1,248,105 +247% 2,013 $620   $115,574,271 52
2014/02/15 9 $1,670,790 +34% 2,013 $830   $117,245,061 53
2014/02/16 9 $1,167,540 -30% 2,013 $580   $118,412,601 54
2014/02/17 10 $563,655 -52% 2,013 $280   $118,976,256 55
2014/02/18 10 $271,755 -52% 2,013 $135   $119,248,011 56
2014/02/19 9 $241,560 -11% 2,013 $120   $119,489,571 57
2014/02/20 9 $241,335 n/c 2,013 $120   $119,730,906 58
2014/02/21 11 $545,760 +126% 1,516 $360   $120,276,666 59
2014/02/22 11 $924,760 +69% 1,516 $610   $121,201,426 60
2014/02/23 11 $507,860 -45% 1,516 $335   $121,709,286 61
2014/02/24 11 $144,020 -72% 1,516 $95   $121,853,306 62
2014/02/25 13 $159,180 +11% 1,516 $105   $122,012,486 63
2014/02/26 13 $151,055 -5% 1,516 $100   $122,163,541 64
2014/02/27 13 $151,425 n/c 1,516 $100   $122,314,966 65
2014/02/28 17 $284,525 +88% 1,017 $280   $122,599,491 66
2014/03/01 18 $488,160 +72% 1,017 $480   $123,087,651 67
2014/03/02 17 $253,965 -48% 1,017 $250   $123,341,616 68
2014/03/03 - $96,615 -62% 1,017 $95   $123,438,231 69
2014/03/04 - $101,595 +5% 1,017 $100   $123,539,826 70
2014/03/05 - $80,985 -20% 1,017 $80   $123,620,811 71
2014/03/06 19 $86,445 +7% 1,017 $85   $123,707,256 72
2014/03/07 - $115,640 +34% 472 $245   $123,822,896 73
2014/03/08 - $198,240 +71% 472 $420   $124,021,136 74
2014/03/09 - $106,195 -46% 472 $225   $124,127,331 75
2014/03/10 - $40,120 -62% 472 $85   $124,167,451 76
2014/03/11 - $44,745 +12% 472 $95   $124,212,196 77
2014/03/12 - $47,050 +5% 472 $100   $124,259,246 78
2014/03/13 - $44,645 -5% 472 $95   $124,303,891 79
2014/03/14 - $78,985 +77% 316 $250   $124,382,876 80
2014/03/15 - $121,660 +54% 316 $385   $124,504,536 81
2014/03/16 - $67,940 -44% 316 $215   $124,572,476 82
2014/03/17 - $23,775 -65% 316 $75   $124,596,251 83
2014/03/18 - $26,860 +13% 316 $85   $124,623,111 84
2014/03/19 - $23,700 -12% 316 $75   $124,646,811 85
2014/03/20 - $22,120 -7% 316 $70   $124,668,931 86
2014/03/21 - $39,035 +76% 211 $185   $124,707,966 87
2014/03/22 - $64,355 +65% 211 $305   $124,772,321 88
2014/03/23 - $37,980 -41% 211 $180   $124,810,301 89
2014/03/24 - $15,755 -59% 211 $75   $124,826,056 90
2014/03/25 - $15,820 n/c 211 $75   $124,841,876 91
2014/03/26 - $16,880 +7% 211 $80   $124,858,756 92
2014/03/27 - $15,795 -6% 211 $75   $124,874,551 93
2014/03/28 - $25,575 +62% 165 $155   $124,900,126 94
2014/03/29 - $42,075 +65% 165 $255   $124,942,201 95
2014/03/30 - $22,275 -47% 165 $135   $124,964,476 96
2014/03/31 - $9,970 -55% 165 $60   $124,974,446 97
2014/04/01 - $9,975 n/c 165 $60   $124,984,421 98
2014/04/02 - $9,055 -9% 165 $55   $124,993,476 99
2014/04/03 - $9,145 +1% 165 $55   $125,002,621 100
2014/04/04 - $19,590 +114% 140 $140   $125,022,211 101
2014/04/05 - $30,050 +53% 140 $215   $125,052,261 102
2014/04/06 - $17,435 -42% 140 $125   $125,069,696 103
2014/04/07 - $5,605 -68% 140 $40   $125,075,301 104
2014/04/08 - $7,065 +26% 140 $50   $125,082,366 105
2014/04/09 - $6,285 -11% 140 $45   $125,088,651 106
2014/04/10 - $6,950 +11% 140 $50   $125,095,601 107

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/20 37 $62,967   2 $31,484   $62,967 2
2013/12/27 32 $178,861 +184% 2 $89,431   $241,828 9
2014/01/03 35 $139,733 -22% 2 $69,867   $381,561 16
2014/01/10 1 $50,428,560 +35,989% 2,876 $17,534   $50,810,121 23
2014/01/17 2 $30,203,840 -40% 2,989 $10,105   $81,013,961 30
2014/01/24 2 $16,679,595 -45% 3,162 $5,275   $97,693,556 37
2014/01/31 4 $9,592,730 -42% 3,285 $2,920   $107,286,286 44
2014/02/07 5 $7,039,880 -27% 2,869 $2,454   $114,326,166 51
2014/02/14 9 $5,404,740 -23% 2,013 $2,685   $119,730,906 58
2014/02/21 11 $2,584,060 -52% 1,516 $1,705   $122,314,966 65
2014/02/28 18 $1,392,290 -46% 1,017 $1,369   $123,707,256 72
2014/03/07 21 $596,635 -57% 472 $1,264   $124,303,891 79
2014/03/14 25 $365,040 -39% 316 $1,155   $124,668,931 86
2014/03/21 30 $205,620 -44% 211 $975   $124,874,551 93
2014/03/28 34 $128,070 -38% 165 $776   $125,002,621 100
2014/04/04 37 $92,980 -27% 140 $664   $125,095,601 107

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Ecuador 6/13/2014 $0 0 4 4 $12,574 12/15/2015
Venezuela 5/30/2014 $0 0 10 28 $361,161 12/17/2015
 
Rest of World $24,335,296
 
International Total$24,709,031 12/17/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/8/20141526,725 526,725$8,011,487$8,011,4871
6/15/20142245,345-53% 772,070$4,224,841$12,236,3282
6/22/2014265,302-73% 837,372$1,172,824$13,409,1523
6/29/2014553,404-18% 890,776$959,136$14,368,2884
7/6/2014557,789+8% 948,565$1,037,890$15,406,1785
7/13/2014445,261-22% 993,826$812,888$16,219,0666
7/20/2014928,668-37% 1,022,494$514,877$16,733,9437
7/27/20141325,372-11% 1,047,866$455,681$17,189,6248
8/3/20141619,377-24% 1,067,243$302,863$17,492,4879
8/10/20141818,642-4% 1,085,885$279,444$17,771,93010
11/9/2014208,146 1,185,975$83,008$19,104,41023
11/30/201423135,522 1,350,132$1,624,909$21,072,65226
12/7/20142750,625-63% 1,400,757$611,550$21,684,20227
12/28/20141884,729 1,539,444$507,527$22,784,32130
1/4/2015873,554-13% 1,612,998$440,588$23,224,91031
1/11/20151431,775-57% 1,644,773$208,444$23,433,35432
1/18/20152516,434-48% 1,661,207$194,743$23,628,09733

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/8/20141594,737 594,737$10,699,319$10,699,3191
6/15/20142227,213-62% 821,950$4,087,553$14,786,8722
6/22/2014250,955-78% 872,905$1,169,931$15,956,8033
6/29/2014337,582-26% 910,487$855,366$16,812,1694
7/6/2014338,906+4% 949,393$893,277$17,705,4465
7/13/2014527,632-29% 977,024$634,431$18,339,8776
7/20/2014817,686-36% 994,711$406,081$18,745,9587
7/27/2014917,128-3% 1,011,839$393,251$19,139,2098
8/3/20141310,459-39% 1,022,298$216,511$19,355,7209
8/10/20141310,964+5% 1,033,262$219,172$19,574,89210
11/30/20147111,288 1,190,083$1,125,117$21,160,33926
12/28/20141748,337 1,262,586$482,888$21,884,64430
1/4/20151217,254-64% 1,279,840$172,366$22,057,01031

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