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Machete (2010)

Machete poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,593,646Details
International Box Office $19,777,324
Worldwide Box Office $46,370,970
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $17,165,224 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,961,067 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,126,291
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

After a violent shakedown from a notorious drug lord nearly kills him, Machete, a renegade Mexican Federale and tough-as-nails vigilante for justice, roams the streets of Texas, working as a day laborer. When Machete is hired by a crooked US Senator to execute a covert hit, Machete is double-crossed and forced to run from the cops and an endless stream of assassins. But what they don't know is that Machete is looking for them so he can settle the score.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
72% - Certified Fresh
Audience
63% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,500,000
Domestic Releases: September 3rd, 2010 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: January 4th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2132, 8/4/2010)
Running Time: 105 minutes
Franchise: Machete
Comparisons: vs. Invasion U.S.A.
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Keywords: Immigration, Twins, Prologue, Organized Crime, Mexploitation, Ensemble, Revenge, Political, Hitmen, Grindhouse, Based on a Fake Trailer
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Troublemaker Studios, Overnight Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,364 $7,427 Nov 12, 2010 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,480 $12,006 Nov 5, 2010 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,548 $20,890 Oct 29, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,947 $21,290 Oct 22, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,851 $46,241 Oct 15, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,684 $100,877 Oct 8, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,567 $213,721 Oct 1, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,253 $642,832 Sep 24, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,943 $1,755,550 Sep 17, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,356 $4,294,120 Sep 10, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,550 $11,416,164 Sep 3, 2010 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 119 $11,416,164 Sep 3, 2010 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,249 2,670 Sep 3, 2010 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,106 2.95 Sep 3, 2010 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,264 33.9% Sep 3, 2010 1

Cast

   Machete
Robert De Niro    Sen. McLaughlin
Jessica Alba    Sartana
Steven Seagal    Torrez
Michelle Rodriguez    Luz
Jeff Fahey    Booth
Cheech Marin    Padre
Don Johnson    Von
Shea Whigham    Sniper
Lindsay Lohan    April
Tom Savini    Osiris Ampanpour
Gilbert Trejo    Jorge
Billy Blair    Von's Henchman
Mayra Leal    Chica (Naked Girl)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Robert Rodriguez
Producer    Robert Rodriguez
Producer    Rick Schwartz
Producer    Elizabeth Avellan
Executive Producer    Myles Nestel
Executive Producer    Alan Bernon
Executive Producer    Edward Borgerding
Executive Producer    Ashok Amritraj
Co-Executive Producer    Anthony Gudas
Co-Executive Producer    Steve Robbins
Co-Executive Producer    Darby Parker
Co-Executive Producer    Jerry Fruchtman
Co-Executive Producer    Jacky Gilardi Jr.
Co-Executive Producer    Peter Fruchtman
Cinematographer    Jimmy Lindsey
Editor    Robert Rodriguez
Production Designer    Chris Stull
Set Decorator    Bart Brown
Costume Designer    Nina Proctor
Sound Designer    Ethan Andrus
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Rakoczy
Visual Effects Supervisor    Robert Rodriguez
Stunt Coordinator    Russell Towery
Associate Producer    Tom Proper
Assistant Director    David Vincent Merenda
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    J.C. Cantu

DVD Sales: People Staying Home with Social

January 25th, 2011

While there were not many new releases on this week's sales chart, one of them, The Social Network, dominated the sales chart with 1.08 million units / $14.06 million during its opening week. More...

DVD Sales: Machete Cuts Through the Competition

January 18th, 2011

A total of four new releases reached the top 30 on the sales chart this week. One of those films, Machete, topped the charts with 691,000 units sold and $11.05 million in opening week sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 4th, 2011

January 3rd, 2011

The first week of the year and this year starts the same way last year ends, without a whole lot of must have choices. Machete is topping the chart, and it's a good movie, but there are not enough extras on the DVD / Blu-ray to rate as Pick of the Week material. On the other hand, Howl's DVD and Blu-ray are loaded with extras, but the movie didn't live up to expectations with critics. After going over the list for a third time, I have to conclude that there are no Pick of the Week releases this time around. That should change next week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Machete

January 1st, 2011

Back in 2007, Robert Rodriguez teamed up with Quentin Tarantino to make Grindhouse, an homage to the exploitation films they grew up on. The double-feature recreated the grindhouse experience right down to the scratchy print, the missing scenes, and even the trailers between the double-feature. While it earned good reviews, it wasn't able to find an audience in theaters. Despite this, there was such a large amount of buzz surrounding one of the fake trailers that it was turned into a feature-length movie. That movie is Machete. There are some films that have taken a stranger route to cinema's but not many. More...

Resident Evil is Good, Holdovers are Not

September 13th, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife nearly matched expectations during its opening weekend, but it was the only bright spot on the box office chart and overall the box office plummeted to just $82 million. That's 23% lower than last weekend and 11% lower than the same weekend last year. The only good news is 2010 is still up on 2009 by nearly 4% at $7.81 billion to $7.51 billion. 2010 could still blow its lead if the box office remains as weak as it was over the weekend, but that seems like a longshot. More...

Weekend Estimates: Resident Evil Dominates Slow Weekend

September 12th, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D dominated a tepid weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The movie's $27.7 million estimated opening will be a franchise record (see Resident Evil franchise history), although its $4 million increase from the opening of 2007's Extinction is basically accounted for by ticket price inflation. Still, it's fairly unusual for a franchise to hold up this well over four installments. More...

2010 Preview: September

September 1st, 2010

Summer has ended and while there were some bigger than expected hits in August, this trend is unlikely to continue in September. There are four weekends this September and nearly a dozen films opening wide, plus a few more that may or may not open wide. Of all of those films, maybe three of four will be midlevel hits, while only one film, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D, has a real shot at reaching the $100 million milestone. This is compared to last year when we had two $100 million hits, although one of those was Paranormal Activity, which didn't expand truly wide till Halloween. Hopefully 2010 can gain ground on 2009 overall, even if it doesn't have as many $100 million hits. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/03 2 $11,416,164   2,670 $4,276   $11,416,164 3
2010/09/10 4 $4,294,120 -62% 2,678 $1,603   $20,916,709 10
2010/09/17 10 $1,755,550 -59% 1,704 $1,030   $24,391,354 17
2010/09/24 14 $642,832 -63% 682 $943   $25,733,677 24
2010/10/01 28 $213,721 -67% 314 $681   $26,205,140 31
2010/10/08 36 $100,877 -53% 167 $604   $26,389,867 38
2010/10/15 47 $46,241 -54% 96 $482   $26,477,766 45
2010/10/22 56 $21,290 -54% 50 $426   $26,519,961 52
2010/10/29 50 $20,890 -2% 56 $373   $26,552,544 59
2010/11/05 66 $12,006 -43% 32 $375   $26,576,752 66
2010/11/12 73 $7,427 -38% 19 $391   $26,589,953 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/03 1 $3,866,357   2,670 $1,448   $3,866,357 1
2010/09/04 3 $3,805,293 -2% 2,670 $1,425   $7,671,650 2
2010/09/05 2 $3,744,514 -2% 2,670 $1,402   $11,416,164 3
2010/09/06 2 $2,686,724 -28% 2,670 $1,006   $14,102,888 4
2010/09/07 2 $1,012,596 -62% 2,670 $379   $15,115,484 5
2010/09/08 2 $818,966 -19% 2,670 $307   $15,934,450 6
2010/09/09 2 $688,139 -16% 2,670 $258   $16,622,589 7
2010/09/10 4 $1,333,447 +94% 2,678 $498   $17,956,036 8
2010/09/11 4 $1,750,255 +31% 2,678 $654   $19,706,291 9
2010/09/12 4 $1,210,418 -31% 2,678 $452   $20,916,709 10
2010/09/13 3 $419,738 -65% 2,678 $157   $21,336,447 11
2010/09/14 3 $497,336 +18% 2,678 $186   $21,833,783 12
2010/09/15 3 $400,639 -19% 2,678 $150   $22,234,422 13
2010/09/16 4 $401,382 n/c 2,678 $150   $22,635,804 14
2010/09/17 10 $530,380 +32% 1,704 $311   $23,166,184 15
2010/09/18 10 $708,833 +34% 1,704 $416   $23,875,017 16
2010/09/19 8 $516,337 -27% 1,704 $303   $24,391,354 17
2010/09/20 8 $172,649 -67% 1,704 $101   $24,564,003 18
2010/09/21 9 $187,938 +9% 1,704 $110   $24,751,941 19
2010/09/22 9 $173,347 -8% 1,704 $102   $24,925,288 20
2010/09/23 10 $165,557 -4% 1,704 $97   $25,090,845 21
2010/09/24 14 $187,921 +14% 682 $276   $25,278,766 22
2010/09/25 14 $266,190 +42% 682 $390   $25,544,956 23
2010/09/26 14 $188,721 -29% 682 $277   $25,733,677 24
2010/09/27 14 $67,857 -64% 682 $99   $25,801,534 25
2010/09/28 14 $68,698 +1% 682 $101   $25,870,232 26
2010/09/29 14 $61,071 -11% 682 $90   $25,931,303 27
2010/09/30 15 $60,116 -2% 682 $88   $25,991,419 28
2010/10/01 - $64,975 +8% 314 $207   $26,056,394 29
2010/10/02 - $91,350 +41% 314 $291   $26,147,744 30
2010/10/03 - $57,396 -37% 314 $183   $26,205,140 31
2010/10/04 - $19,311 -66% 314 $62   $26,224,451 32
2010/10/05 - $23,375 +21% 314 $74   $26,247,826 33
2010/10/06 - $20,953 -10% 314 $67   $26,268,779 34
2010/10/07 - $20,211 -4% 314 $64   $26,288,990 35
2010/10/08 - $27,816 +38% 167 $167   $26,316,806 36
2010/10/09 - $40,984 +47% 167 $245   $26,357,790 37
2010/10/10 - $32,077 -22% 167 $192   $26,389,867 38
2010/10/11 - $12,353 -61% 167 $74   $26,402,220 39
2010/10/12 - $9,875 -20% 167 $59   $26,412,095 40
2010/10/13 - $9,578 -3% 167 $57   $26,421,673 41
2010/10/14 - $9,852 +3% 167 $59   $26,431,525 42
2010/10/15 - $12,855 +30% 96 $134   $26,444,380 43
2010/10/16 - $19,322 +50% 96 $201   $26,463,702 44
2010/10/17 - $14,064 -27% 96 $147   $26,477,766 45
2010/10/18 - $5,285 -62% 96 $55   $26,483,051 46
2010/10/19 - $5,306 n/c 96 $55   $26,488,357 47
2010/10/20 - $4,818 -9% 96 $50   $26,493,175 48
2010/10/21 - $5,496 +14% 96 $57   $26,498,671 49
2010/10/22 - $5,854 +7% 50 $117   $26,504,525 50
2010/10/23 - $8,429 +44% 50 $169   $26,512,954 51
2010/10/24 - $7,007 -17% 50 $140   $26,519,961 52
2010/10/25 - $3,038 -57% 50 $61   $26,522,999 53
2010/10/26 - $3,165 +4% 50 $63   $26,526,164 54
2010/10/27 - $2,720 -14% 50 $54   $26,528,884 55
2010/10/28 - $2,770 +2% 50 $55   $26,531,654 56
2010/10/29 - $7,753 +180% 56 $138   $26,539,407 57
2010/10/30 - $8,499 +10% 56 $152   $26,547,906 58
2010/10/31 - $4,638 -45% 56 $83   $26,552,544 59
2010/11/01 - $2,565 -45% 56 $46   $26,555,109 60
2010/11/02 - $2,939 +15% 56 $52   $26,558,048 61
2010/11/03 - $3,281 +12% 56 $59   $26,561,329 62
2010/11/04 - $3,417 +4% 56 $61   $26,564,746 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/03 2 $16,622,589   2,670 $6,226   $16,622,589 7
2010/09/10 4 $6,013,215 -64% 2,678 $2,245   $22,635,804 14
2010/09/17 10 $2,455,041 -59% 1,704 $1,441   $25,090,845 21
2010/09/24 14 $900,574 -63% 682 $1,320   $25,991,419 28
2010/10/01 27 $297,571 -67% 314 $948   $26,288,990 35
2010/10/08 37 $142,535 -52% 167 $854   $26,431,525 42
2010/10/15 46 $67,146 -53% 96 $699   $26,498,671 49
2010/10/22 56 $32,983 -51% 50 $660   $26,531,654 56
2010/10/29 51 $33,092 n/c 56 $591   $26,564,746 63
2010/11/05 71 $17,780 -46% 32 $556   $26,582,526 70
2010/11/12 73 $11,120 -37% 19 $585   $26,593,646 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/9/20111440,750 440,750$7,047,592$7,047,5921
1/16/20114138,612-69% 579,362$2,216,406$9,263,9982
1/23/20111563,248-54% 642,610$1,011,336$10,275,3343
1/30/20112344,481-30% 687,091$736,605$11,011,9394
2/6/20112732,159-28% 719,250$564,712$11,576,6515

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/9/20111125,041 125,041$3,136,028$3,136,0281
1/16/2011835,266-72% 160,307$704,958$3,840,9862
1/23/20111220,190-43% 180,496$403,591$4,244,5773

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