The Mechanic

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $29,121,498Details
International Box Office $47,225,895
Worldwide Box Office $76,347,393
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,136,184 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,841,674 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,977,858
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Synopsis

Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
53% - Rotten
Audience
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$42,500,000
Theatrical Release: January 28th, 2011 (Wide) by CBS Films
Video Release: May 17th, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2146, 11/10/2010)
Keywords: Surprise Twist, Voiceover/Narration, Organized Crime, Hitmen, Revenge
Source:Remake
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Millennium Films, Chartoff Winkler Productions, Nu Image

International Box Office: Rises Remains Top Draw

The Dark Knight Rises held onto first place with $66.7 million on 15,400 screens in 58 markets lifting its totals to $378.1 million internationally and $732.0 million worldwide. Since last week, it cracked $300 million internationally and became just the 49th film to reach $700 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but still finished in first place in Mexico with $5.38 million on 2,370 screens and in Brazil with $4.76 million on 904 screens. In those two markets, it has two-week totals of $21.28 million and $15.28 million respectively. It was forced into second place in the U.K., but earned $6.67 million on 567 screens over the weekend for a total of $63.53 million after two. The film still has a few markets left to open in, including Italy, so it isn't quite done yet. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Gnomeo and Juliet and Number Four

Two films could make legitimate claims for top spot on this week's Blu-ray Sales Chart. Gnomeo and Juliet topped I Am Number Four if you rank them by units at 271,000 units to 241,000 units; however, the pair finished in opposite order if you rank by dollars at $6.02 million to $5.42 million. As far as opening week ratios are concerned, Gnomeo managed 29%, which is in line with expectations for a family film, while Number Four was stronger at 34%, but that's not quite what you would want for a visual effects heavy film. More...

DVD Sales: Gnomeo Gnumber One

New releases took the top two spots on this week's DVD sales chart with Gnomeo and Juliet leading the way with 666,000 units sold while generating $10.74 million in opening week sales. This is not a bad result, for this time of year. More...

Blu-ray Sales: The Fix is in for The Mechanic

While The Mechanic had to settle for second place on this week's DVD Sales Chart, it led the way with ease on the Blu-ray Sales Chart with 230,000 units / $3.90 million. Its Blu-ray sales ratio of 37% is strong for a decidedly second-tier release. More...

DVD Sales: Never Repeats During First Full Week

It's not like there were no new releases, but Justin Bieber: Never Say Never didn't have a lot of trouble keeping top spot on the DVD sales chart to itself. During its first full week of release it sold an additional 476,000 units, lifting its totals to 967,000 units / $17.26 million after two. Given its target demographic, Fangirls, it's not exactly surprising that it is selling so well on DVD. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 17th, 2011

It's kind of an odd week for DVD / Blu-ray releases. While it is a busier week than average when it comes to first run releases, none of them did well with critics and I don't think any of them will be big sellers. There are a few limited releases, TV on DVD releases, and catalogue titles that are vying to make up the difference. As far the best, there's not a lot here that can even compete with The Hustler's Blu-ray debut. More...

Room Can't Fill the Vacancy at the Box Office

The Super Bowl turned out to be a rather good game and it broke ratings records with 111 million people turning in to watch at least part of it. On the other hand, the box office was anything but record-breaking. Overall the box office was down 20% from last weekend to $87 million. Even worse, that was 24% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 is already $310 million behind 2010 with a total of $988 million. 2011 is almost two full weeks behind 2010's pace, and I don't think things will get a whole lot better next weekend. More...

New Releases Can't Rite Sinking Box Office

Twelve. The year-over-year slump has reached twelve weeks, and it won't be long before that story becomes the biggest news in the industry. (Thank goodness for Oscars, otherwise that would already be the case.) The final weekend of January pulled in $109 million, which was 6% higher than last weekend, but it was also 13% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 has managed $872 million, but that pales compared to the $1.15 billion 2010 had earned at this point. 2011 is already nearly $300 million behind last year's pace after just one month. And sadly, I'm not seeing a lot of reason for optimism over the next month either. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Rite Tops Another Slow Weekend

It looks like another slow weekend at the box office, based on studio estimates released on Sunday, but there are some signs of improvement, thanks to a couple of decent openings and some healthy performances by Oscar hopefuls. The Rite debuted with an estimated $15 million, about in line with expectations, while The Mechanic posted $11.5 million, which is a little ahead of the consensus going into the weekend. More...

Wednesday Daily Numbers, Theater Counts and Trailers

Our daily charts are updated every day by 1pm (with early studio reports) and 3pm (with complete final numbers). On Thursdays, we publish early studio theater counts by 1.30pm, and the complete list by 5pm.

- Wednesday Daily Numbers
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Trailers for this week's openers:

- The Mechanic
- The Rite
- From Prada to Nada More...

Hitmen vs. Exorcists

It's the last weekend of January, so it's one last chance for 2011 to avoid a catastrophic start. At the beginning of the month I thought that if January 2011 was 20% lower than January 2010, it would be bad news. As of the end of last weekend, that figure was closer to 30%. This weekend, there's almost no chance things will improve, as this time last year Avatar earned more than $30 million, while this year the top two films combined likely won't earn that much. Hopefully the two wide releases this weekend will be competitive with last year's two wide releases, but even that doesn't seem particularly likely. More...

2011 Preview: January

Well, 2010 is over and while it started amazingly, it ended on a real down note. I'm not saying December was a disaster. ... Actually I am. There were only ten wide releases, and of those, eight missed expectations, some by very wide margins. Despite having a $200 million lead going into the month, 2010 still managed to lose out to 2009. The bad news continues in 2011, as Avatar made $300 million during January alone. With no strong holdovers to help power the box office, and only one or two potential solid hits among the new releases, 2011 will likely get off to a very weak start. More...

Cast

Jason Statham    Arthur Bishop
Ben Foster    Steve McKenna
Donald Sutherland    Harry McKenna
Mini Anden    Sarah
Tony Goldwyn    Dean Sanderson
James Logan    Jorge
Jeff Chase    Burke
Christa Campbell    Kelly

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Simon West
Producer    David Winkler
Producer    Bill Chartoff
Producer    Rene Besson
Executive Producer    Irwin Winkler
Executive Producer    Robert Chartoff
Executive Producer    Avi Lerner
Executive Producer    Danny Dimbort
Executive Producer    Trevor Short
Executive Producer    Boaz Davidson
Screenwriter    Richard Wenk
Screenwriter    Lewis John Carlino
Cinematographer    Eric Schmidt
Production Designer    Richard Lassalle
Editor    Todd E. Miller
Editor    T.G. Herrington
Composer    Mark Isham

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/28 3 $3,612,617   2,703 $1,337   $3,612,617 1
2011/01/29 5 $4,693,121 +30% 2,703 $1,736   $8,305,738 2
2011/01/30 4 $3,116,268 -34% 2,703 $1,153   $11,422,006 3
2011/01/31 4 $865,788 -72% 2,703 $320   $12,287,794 4
2011/02/01 3 $894,584 +3% 2,703 $331   $13,182,378 5
2011/02/02 4 $765,286 -14% 2,703 $283   $13,947,664 6
2011/02/03 3 $762,602 n/c 2,703 $282   $14,710,266 7
2011/02/04 6 $1,791,687 +135% 2,704 $663   $16,501,953 8
2011/02/05 7 $2,606,423 +45% 2,704 $964   $19,108,376 9
2011/02/06 7 $897,143 -66% 2,704 $332   $20,005,519 10
2011/02/07 5 $557,989 -38% 2,704 $206   $20,563,508 11
2011/02/08 5 $624,849 +12% 2,704 $231   $21,188,357 12
2011/02/09 6 $504,950 -19% 2,704 $187   $21,693,307 13
2011/02/10 5 $522,425 +3% 2,704 $193   $22,215,732 14
2011/02/11 12 $837,855 +60% 1,886 $444   $23,053,587 15
2011/02/12 12 $1,415,882 +69% 1,886 $751   $24,469,469 16
2011/02/13 11 $949,184 -33% 1,886 $503   $25,418,653 17
2011/02/14 10 $615,973 -35% 1,886 $327   $26,034,626 18
2011/02/15 9 $315,552 -49% 1,886 $167   $26,350,178 19
2011/02/16 9 $264,774 -16% 1,886 $140   $26,614,952 20
2011/02/17 10 $267,741 +1% 1,886 $142   $26,882,693 21
2011/02/18 17 $259,470 -3% 952 $273   $27,142,163 22
2011/02/19 17 $416,569 +61% 952 $438   $27,558,732 23
2011/02/20 - $327,291 -21% 952 $344   $27,886,023 24
2011/02/21 17 $191,185 -42% 952 $201   $28,077,208 25
2011/02/22 - $102,265 -47% 952 $107   $28,179,473 26
2011/02/23 - $87,784 -14% 952 $92   $28,267,257 27
2011/02/24 - $88,423 +1% 952 $93   $28,355,680 28
2011/02/25 - $87,738 -1% 404 $217   $28,443,418 29
2011/02/26 - $140,335 +60% 404 $347   $28,583,753 30
2011/02/27 - $93,966 -33% 404 $233   $28,677,719 31
2011/02/28 - $34,200 -64% 404 $85   $28,711,919 32
2011/03/01 - $35,511 +4% 404 $88   $28,747,430 33
2011/03/02 - $32,695 -8% 404 $81   $28,780,125 34
2011/03/03 - $32,020 -2% 404 $79   $28,812,145 35
2011/03/04 - $17,853 -44% 109 $164   $28,829,998 36
2011/03/05 - $30,243 +69% 109 $277   $28,860,241 37
2011/03/06 - $20,293 -33% 109 $186   $28,880,534 38
2011/03/07 - $6,452 -68% 109 $59   $28,886,986 39
2011/03/08 - $7,728 +20% 109 $71   $28,894,714 40
2011/03/09 - $6,204 -20% 109 $57   $28,900,918 41
2011/03/10 - $7,915 +28% 109 $73   $28,908,833 42
2011/03/11 - $6,431 -19% 42 $153   $28,915,264 43
2011/03/12 - $9,090 +41% 42 $216   $28,924,354 44
2011/03/13 - $6,900 -24% 42 $164   $28,931,254 45
2011/03/14 - $2,477 -64% 42 $59   $28,933,731 46
2011/03/15 - $3,429 +38% 42 $82   $28,937,160 47
2011/03/16 - $3,524 +3% 42 $84   $28,940,684 48
2011/03/17 - $2,193 -38% 42 $52   $28,942,877 49
2011/03/18 - $15,080 +588% 99 $152   $28,957,957 50
2011/03/19 - $22,662 +50% 99 $229   $28,980,619 51
2011/03/20 - $17,743 -22% 99 $179   $28,998,362 52
2011/03/21 - $7,463 -58% 99 $75   $29,005,825 53
2011/03/22 - $7,277 -2% 99 $74   $29,013,102 54
2011/03/23 - $6,308 -13% 99 $64   $29,019,410 55
2011/03/24 - $6,882 +9% 99 $70   $29,026,292 56
2011/03/25 - $12,781 +86% 100 $128   $29,039,073 57
2011/03/26 - $19,780 +55% 100 $198   $29,058,853 58
2011/03/27 - $15,815 -20% 100 $158   $29,074,668 59
2011/03/28 - $5,642 -64% 100 $56   $29,080,310 60
2011/03/29 - $6,785 +20% 100 $68   $29,087,095 61
2011/03/30 - $5,440 -20% 100 $54   $29,092,535 62
2011/03/31 - $5,262 -3% 100 $53   $29,097,797 63
2011/04/01 - $4,568 -13% 43 $106   $29,102,365 64
2011/04/02 - $6,716 +47% 43 $156   $29,109,081 65
2011/04/03 - $4,507 -33% 43 $105   $29,113,588 66
2011/04/04 - $1,702 -62% 43 $40   $29,115,290 67
2011/04/05 - $2,096 +23% 43 $49   $29,117,386 68
2011/04/06 - $2,000 -5% 43 $47   $29,119,386 69
2011/04/07 - $2,112 +6% 43 $49   $29,121,498 70

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/28 3 $11,422,006   2,703 $4,226   $11,422,006 3
2011/02/04 7 $5,295,253 -54% 2,704 $1,958   $20,005,519 10
2011/02/11 12 $3,202,921 -40% 1,886 $1,698   $25,418,653 17
2011/02/18 17 $1,003,330 -69% 952 $1,054   $27,886,023 24
2011/02/25 25 $322,039 -68% 404 $797   $28,677,719 31
2011/03/04 44 $68,389 -79% 109 $627   $28,880,534 38
2011/03/11 60 $22,421 -67% 42 $534   $28,931,254 45
2011/03/18 44 $55,485 +147% 99 $560   $28,998,362 52
2011/03/25 49 $48,376 -13% 100 $484   $29,074,668 59
2011/04/01 69 $15,791 -67% 43 $367   $29,113,588 66

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/22/20112343,125 343,125$5,191,481$5,191,4811
5/29/20114149,131-57% 492,256$2,235,474$7,426,9552
6/5/2011958,415-61% 550,671$996,560$8,423,5153
6/12/20112039,268-33% 589,939$711,929$9,135,4444
6/19/20111450,315+28% 640,254$703,907$9,839,3515
6/26/20112425,430-49% 665,684$419,341$10,258,6916

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/22/20111155,332 155,332$2,639,091$2,639,0911
5/29/2011351,824-67% 207,156$880,487$3,519,5782
6/5/20111118,973-63% 226,129$382,118$3,901,6963
6/12/20111610,893-43% 237,022$232,574$4,134,2704
2/19/20121620,193 281,330$238,482$4,657,53740

The Mechanic HD Trailer

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