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Machete Kills (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,008,161Details
International Box Office $10,264,848Details
Worldwide Box Office $18,273,009
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,125,833 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,811,861 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,937,694
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
28% - Rotten
Audience
35% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 11th, 2013 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: October 25th, 2013 (Wide) (Vietnam)
October 31st, 2013 (Wide) (Ukraine)
November 1st, 2013 (Wide) (Latvia)
November 8th, 2013 (Wide) (Mexico)
November 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
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Video Release: January 21st, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2290, 9/18/2013)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Franchise: Machete
Comparisons: vs. Beverly Hills Cop II
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Keywords: Hispanic, Mexploitation, Secret Agent, Terrorism, Political, Corporate Malfeasance, Grindhouse, Ensemble, Gratuitous Cameos, Narcotics, Organized Crime, Surprise Twist, Scene in End Credits, Cliffhanger Ending, Outtakes During Credits, Corrupt Cops, Mental Illness, Split Personality, Intertitle
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,950 $150,112 Nov 8, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,420 $163,171 Nov 1, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,470 $305,268 Oct 25, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,034 $1,203,135 Oct 18, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,314 $3,837,183 Oct 11, 2013 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,478 2,538 Oct 11, 2013 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,362 2.66 Oct 11, 2013 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,552 37.6% Oct 11, 2013 1

Cast

   Machete
   Luz/She
   Madame Desdemona
Amber Heard    Miss San Antonio
Antonio Banderas    El Camaleon
Cuba Gooding, Jr.    El Camaleon
Walt Goggins    El Camaleon
William Sadler    Sheriff Doakes
Demián Bichir    Mendez
Mel Gibson    Voz
   Mr. President
Jessica Alba    Sartana
   La Camaleon
Vanessa Hudgens    Cereza
Alexa Vega    Kill Joy
Marko Zoror    Zaror
Samuel Davis    Clebourne
Tom Savini    Osiris Amanapur
Julio Oscar Mechoso    Chepo
Callie Hernandez    Space Babe
Billy Blair    Billy Blair
Jason Christopher    Lieutenant Brass
David C. Heard    Doctor Villachez
Carlos Rodrigues    Messenger
Juan Zuani    Roadio Announcer
Emmy Robbin    Pris
Jimmy Gonzales    Man in Bondage
Pablo Bracho    Bartender Carlos
Ashley Wood    Male Tourist
Patricia Vonne Rodriguez    Female Tourist
Vincent Fuentes    Cabrito Cook
Rick Delgado    Police Captain
Dan Arellano    Elderly Attendant
Elle Lamont    Dollface
Eduardo Rentaria    Doctor Goodbar
Pablo Arellano    Grasa
Robert Tamayo    Stuttering Tito
Felix Sabates    Doc Felix
Adgar Arreola    Estoban
Jorge Jimenez    Dying Cartel Guy
Alejandro Antonio    Boss of Mendez
Sam Medina    Cartel Leader
Crystal Martinez    Wife of Mendez
Electra Avellan    Nurse Mona
Elise Avellan    Nurse Lisa
Marci Madison    Nurse Fine

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Kyle Ward
Story Creator    Robert Rodriguez
Story Creator    Marcel Rodriguez
Producer    Robert Rodriguez
Producer    Rick Schwartz
Producer    Sergei Bespalov
Producer    Alexander Rodnyansky
Producer    Aaron Kaufman
Producer    Iliana Nikolic
Executive Producer    Boris Teterev
Executive Producer    Jere Hausfater
Executive Producer    Mark C. Manuel
Executive Producer    Paris Kasidokostas Latsis
Executive Producer    Terry Douglas
Executive Producer    Anthony Gudas
Executive Producer    Sam Englebardt
Executive Producer    William D. Johnson
Executive Producer    Alfonso Barragan, Jr.
Executive Producer    John Paul DeJoria
Director of Photography    Robert Rodriguez
Editor    Robert Rodriguez
Editor    Rebecca Rodriguez
Costume Designer    Nina Proctor
Composer    Carl Thiel
Composer    Robert Rodriguez
Casting    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Lindsay Graham
Unit Production Manager    Bill Scott
First Assistant Director    Brian Bettwy
Second Assistant Director    David Vincent Rimer
Co-Producer    Tom Proper
Additional Editor    Ian Silverstein
Stunt Coordinator    Troy Brown
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Dashnaw
Co-Producer    Doug Aarniokoski
Set Decorator    David Hack
Set Designer    Jeff B. Adams, Jr.
Sound Mixer    Ethan Andrus
Supervising Sound Editor    Brad Engleking
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Rakoczy
Sergio H. Reyes    Sergio Reyes
Re-recording Mixer    Brad Engleking
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Rodriguez
Costume Supervisor    Ashlyn Angel
Make-up Department Head    Ermahn Ospina
Special Effects Coordinator    Joe Montenegro

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 21st, 2014

January 20th, 2014

The home market picks up steam this week, sort of. We are starting to get some of the Awards Season hopefuls coming out, which is great news for fans of great movies. However, there's not a lot of depth to go with the award-worthy movies. The two films that were the main contenders for Pick of the Week were Captain Phillips on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In a World... on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close decision, but in the end, I went with In a World... More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Machete Kills

January 17th, 2014

Machete had one of the strangest origins. It began as a fake trailer in Grindhouse, but the fake trailer was so popular they turned it into a real movie. Unfortunately, while that movie earned good reviews, the target audience for Grindhouse cinema is too small to thrive in theaters. It must have done well enough to justify a sequel in someone's mind, albeit a sequel with a greatly reduced production budget being released by a smaller studio. But can the sequel live up to its predecessor? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Another Orbit for Gravity

October 22nd, 2013

As expected, Gravity remained on top of the weekend box office chart for the third weekend it a row. It became the first film released in 2013 to earn the hat trick, and very likely the last. Unfortunately, two of the three wide releases missed expectations, which hurt the overall box office numbers. Compared to last week, the overall box office was down by 11% to $103 million. Compared to last year, the box office was down 35%. Ouch. 2013 is still ahead of 2012's pace, but by less than 1% at $8.36 billion to $8.29 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Gravity Soars Above, but Box Office Lacks Depth

October 15th, 2013

Both Gravity and Captain Phillips topped expectations, which is a reason to celebrate. However, it's practically the only reason to celebrate. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 did well, but from that point on, the box office was a disaster. Overall, the total box office was $116 million, which was down 8% from last week. Compared to last year, the box office was down by 10%. How can this year's top film earn more than twice as much as last year's number one film, but still lose out overall? Last year, the fourth place film was Hotel Transylvania, which earned $17.24 million. This year the fourth place film was Machete Kills, which earned just $3.84 million. The depth this year is simply terrible. Year-to-date, 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but by less than 1% at $8.21 billion to $8.15 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Gravity Floats Past Captain Phillips

October 13th, 2013

What could have been a close-run race at the box office this weekend turned into a comfortable win for Gravity, but for all the right reasons. Captain Phillips opened with a sturdy $26 million, on the back of some excellent reviews. But that isn't close to enough to unseat Gravity, which will post one of the best second weekends for a wide release in a long time. Comparisons with Argo are inevitable -- the Oscar-winner fell just 15% in its second weekend, while Gravity will be off 21%, but Gravity opened with over $50 million, compared to Argo's $20 million or so, which makes the performance all the more impressive. More...

Weekend Predictions: Smooth Sailing for Gravity?

October 11th, 2013

There are two wide releases this week: Captain Phillips and Machete Kills. The former is a potential Awards Season player, while the latter is definitely not. Unfortunately, neither seems likely to challenge Gravity for top spot at the box office this weekend. Captain Phillips should come in a solid second place, while Machete Kills will try not to under-perform when compared to Runner Runner's opening from last weekend. Gravity could help 2013 top last year's box office, which was led by Taken 2 in its second weekend of release. The best new release was Argo, but it opened with less than $20 million and Captain Phillips should top that. However, last year had much better depth and might prove to be too much for 2013 to overcome. More...

Contest: Over and Under the Sea

October 3rd, 2013

Captain Phillips isn't the only film opening wide next week, but it might as well be. It could open with more than Machete Kills earns in total. Because of this, it is the easy choice for 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 Captain Phillips. 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 The Little Mermaid on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. 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. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/11 4 $3,837,183   2,538 $1,512   $3,837,183 3
2013/10/18 12 $1,203,135 -69% 2,538 $474   $6,402,374 10
2013/10/25 21 $305,268 -75% 1,253 $244   $7,268,659 17
2013/11/01 27 $163,171 -47% 263 $620   $7,632,879 24
2013/11/08 25 $150,112 -8% 212 $708   $7,949,147 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/11 4 $1,442,747   2,538 $568   $1,442,747 1
2013/10/12 6 $1,407,293 -2% 2,538 $554   $2,850,040 2
2013/10/13 6 $987,143 -30% 2,538 $389   $3,837,183 3
2013/10/14 6 $451,011 -54% 2,538 $178   $4,288,194 4
2013/10/15 6 $365,001 -19% 2,538 $144   $4,653,195 5
2013/10/16 6 $290,032 -21% 2,538 $114   $4,943,227 6
2013/10/17 6 $256,012 -12% 2,538 $101   $5,199,239 7
2013/10/18 13 $350,011 +37% 2,538 $138   $5,549,250 8
2013/10/19 13 $508,123 +45% 2,538 $200   $6,057,373 9
2013/10/20 10 $345,001 -32% 2,538 $136   $6,402,374 10
2013/10/21 10 $140,002 -59% 2,538 $55   $6,542,376 11
2013/10/22 10 $170,009 +21% 2,538 $67   $6,712,385 12
2013/10/23 10 $131,002 -23% 2,538 $52   $6,843,387 13
2013/10/24 11 $120,004 -8% 2,538 $47   $6,963,391 14
2013/10/25 - $95,113 -21% 1,253 $76   $7,058,504 15
2013/10/26 - $119,036 +25% 1,253 $95   $7,177,540 16
2013/10/27 - $91,119 -23% 1,253 $73   $7,268,659 17
2013/10/28 - $49,204 -46% 1,253 $39   $7,317,863 18
2013/10/29 - $54,168 +10% 1,253 $43   $7,372,031 19
2013/10/30 - $49,835 -8% 1,253 $40   $7,421,866 20
2013/10/31 - $47,842 -4% 1,253 $38   $7,469,708 21
2013/11/01 - $48,135 +1% 263 $183   $7,517,843 22
2013/11/02 - $68,531 +42% 263 $261   $7,586,374 23
2013/11/03 - $46,505 -32% 263 $177   $7,632,879 24
2013/11/04 - $31,233 -33% 263 $119   $7,664,112 25
2013/11/05 - $43,167 +38% 263 $164   $7,707,279 26
2013/11/06 - $40,890 -5% 263 $155   $7,748,169 27
2013/11/07 - $50,866 +24% 263 $193   $7,799,035 28
2013/11/08 - $46,535 -9% 212 $220   $7,845,570 29
2013/11/09 - $63,047 +35% 212 $297   $7,908,617 30
2013/11/10 - $40,530 -36% 212 $191   $7,949,147 31
2013/11/11 - $11,045 -73% 212 $52   $7,960,192 32
2013/11/12 - $22,367 +103% 212 $106   $7,982,559 33
2013/11/13 - $13,101 -41% 212 $62   $7,995,660 34
2013/11/14 - $12,501 -5% 212 $59   $8,008,161 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/11 6 $5,199,239   2,538 $2,049   $5,199,239 7
2013/10/18 12 $1,764,152 -66% 2,538 $695   $6,963,391 14
2013/10/25 20 $506,317 -71% 1,253 $404   $7,469,708 21
2013/11/01 20 $329,327 -35% 263 $1,252   $7,799,035 28
2013/11/08 23 $209,126 -36% 212 $986   $8,008,161 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 12/5/2013 $32,320 51 51 52 $45,082 12/13/2015
Austria 12/19/2013 $80,363 30 30 60 $230,404 12/13/2015
Germany 12/19/2013 $603,574 271 275 546 $1,507,337 12/13/2015
Hong Kong 11/14/2013 $0 0 6 6 $46,147 12/13/2015
Iceland 12/6/2013 $5,442 7 7 11 $11,030 12/13/2015
Latvia 11/1/2013 $0 0 1 1 $12,133 12/13/2015
Mexico 11/8/2013 $0 0 62 113 $225,864 12/13/2015
Switzerland 12/19/2013 $92,014 27 27 46 $192,988 12/13/2015
Taiwan 12/20/2013 $18,627 35 35 43 $37,501 12/13/2015
Ukraine 10/31/2013 $0 0 22 47 $192,563 12/13/2015
Vietnam 10/25/2013 $0 0 1 1 $57,377 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $7,706,422
 
International Total$10,264,848 12/13/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/26/2014660,013 60,013$1,079,634$1,079,6341
2/2/20141818,401-69% 78,414$331,034$1,410,6682
2/9/20142113,846-25% 92,260$256,566$1,667,2343

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/26/2014352,028 52,028$1,202,888$1,202,8881
2/2/2014128,705-83% 60,734$217,376$1,420,2642

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