The Men Who Stare at Goats

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,428,195Details
International Box Office $34,920,023
Worldwide Box Office $67,348,218
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,035,467 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,366,975 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,402,442
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
39% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$24,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 6th, 2009 (Wide) by Overture Films
Video Release: March 23rd, 2010 by Overture Films/Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating: R For language, some drug content and brief nudity
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Sales: Blind Siding the Competition

There were several new releases on the sales chart this week; as many as nine, depending on how you look at things. The best selling DVD was definitely a new release: The Blind Side sold 2.54 million units generating $41.63 million in sales. More...

International Details: Bounty Takes down the Competition

The Bounty Hunter slipped a spot to sixth place with $6.33 million on 1671 screens in 29 markets for a total of $17.04 million. It opened in a number of markets, mostly on the smaller side. Its largest new market was Mexico, where it debuted in fourth place with $656,000 on 300 screens. Meanwhile, it added $1.49 million on 393 screens during its second weekend in the U.K. for a two-week total of $5.86 million. It was right behind in Russia with $1.40 million on 445 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.52 million after two. More...

International Details: Just Another Week on the International Chart

Just Another Pandora's Box started its international run in sixth place with $7.57 million on 417 screens in 2 markets. These two markets include Hong Kong, where it placed third with $333,000 on 33 screens. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 23rd, 2010

An excellent week with at least four releases that are worthy of Pick of the Week honors: The African Queen, Mad Men: Season Three, and both Toy Story Blu-rays. (In addition, there are several other releases that are worth picking up.) I found it impossible to limit my pick to just one, so I'm going with the Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Blu-ray / DVD Combo sets as the Pick of the Week. More...

International Details: Things are Looking Up for The Round Up

The Round Up opened in sixth place with $6.32 million on 632 screens in 3 markets. Of that, $5.67 million was earned on 602 screens in France, which was easily enough for first place in that market. More...

International Details: Princess hits Regal Milestone

The Princess and the Frog remained in sixth place with $5.18 million on 3019 screens in 35 markets for a total of $149.82 million internationally and $253.53 million worldwide. This past week it opened in Japan, struggling into fifth place with $1.02 million on 363 screens. Even with that disappointing result, it should do well enough on the home market to show a profit relatively soon. More...

International Details - Revenge Remains Popular

Arthur And The Revenge Of Maltazard fell out of the top five, but still did relatively well, earning $8.14 million on 2,198 screens in 19 markets for an early total of $23.58 million. In its native France it added $6.27 million on 925 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.57 million after two. This is not that much weaker than the original, which at this point had made just over $20 million in France. More...

International Details - 51 Goes Planetwide

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Planet 51 started its international run in a limited fashion, but was only a little better than its domestic opening. Its biggest market was Russia, where it placed fourth with $1.49 million on 344 screens, which is on par with its opening here, perhaps a little bit stronger. The film also placed fourth in Italy with $1.16 million on 255 screens, which is again on par with the US, but perhaps a little weaker. Overall, it landed in sixth place with $3.22 million on 894 screens in 6 markets during its opening weekend, but should improve this weekend when it opens in Spain, Mexico, and Brazil. More...

International Details - Healthy Imagination

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus climbed into sixth place with $3.20 million on 764 screens in 6 markets for a total of $21.40 million after a month of release. The film opened in fifth place in France with $2.14 million on 234 screens, but that was for the full week. It cracked $10 million in Italy during its run with a total of $10.36 million, including $861,000 on 247 screens this past weekend. More...

Millions Love the End of the World

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Great news at the box office, as the number one film topped expectations by a significant margin. In fact, the top three films all did much better than expected. On the down side, the rest of the films we talked about on Thursday struggled and this hurt the overall box office. The total take was up 16.9% from last weekend at $140 million, but this was 5.8% lower than the same weekend last year. Year to date, 2009 has pulled in $8.91 billion, which is 7.0% higher than last year's pace, and by this time next week 2009 will be only the seventh year to cross $9 billion in total ticket sales. More...

International Details - Couples Charge Forward

Couples Retreat expanded this past weekend but just missed the top five with $5.84 million on 1,373 screens in 18 markets for a total of $28.92 million after a month of release. The film opened in third place in Germany under the name All Inclusive, with $2.55 million on 338 screens while it also took third place in Mexico with $446,000 on 235 screens. Next up for the film is Spain next weekend and Italy the weekend after that, while it doesn't end its run until March when it opens in France. More...

Will 2012 be a Disaster?

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Just the one truly wide release this week, but we also have a semi-wide release that could sneak its way into the top ten, as well as a limited release that is expanding. That wide release, 2012, is a disaster flick, which might be the best word to describe the overall box office, at least compared to last year. Very few people think 2012 will top the $67.5 million opening of Quantum of Solace, which debuted this weekend last year. In fact, if it misses that mark by a mere $10 million, I think a lot of people will be pleasantly surprised, while if it is short by $20 million or more, not too many people will be shocked. Additionally, the holdovers are going to get crushed in this comparison as well, so there is almost no chance that 2009 will come out ahead. It's a matter of minimizing the damage. More...

Carol Gets a Chilly Reception at the Box Office

It was a mixed weekend at the box office as the overall ticket sales reached $120 million. This was 32% higher than last weekend; however, Halloween had a lot to do with that. More importantly, it was 16% lower than the same weekend last year. Even so, 2009 remains solidly ahead of 2008 by a 7.3% margin. In fact, its total of $8.72 billion is not only well ahead of last year's pace of $8.13 billion, it is almost as much as 2005 in total, and is already the eighth best yearly total ever. More...

Weekend Estimates: Christmas Carol Looks to the Future

Disney's A Christmas Carol got off to a disappointing start over the weekend, according to studio estimates. While a $31 million debut is nothing to sniff at, it's well below expectations and might leave the movie outside the top 50 November weekends (see list). This might be a case of opening a Christmas movie too soon, and Disney will be looking for long legs through Thanksgiving and into the Holiday Season proper, so all is not lost yet, but the next couple of weeks will be key. More...

Will Carol Hit a High Note at the Box Office?

The holiday season unofficial starts this weekend with the first Christmas release of the year. Disney's A Christmas Carol is clearly the favorite to top the chart, but it is the only big release coming out this week, and it is unlikely to match last year's winner, Madagascar 2. This means 2009 will have a tough time keeping up with last year's pace. More...

2009 Preview: November

October was not a month to remember, as only two films really beat expectations. (Although Paranormal Activity was the most unexpected hit during the October, it actually opened in September, so one could argue it's not really an 'October hit'.) This month we have a massive collection of potential blockbusters, some potential Oscar contenders, as well as a few unfortunate films that might be squeezed out by the competition. Compared to last November, we might have the same number of $100 million hits, assuming all movies match expectations (fat chance); we have a limited release from this month become the Awards Season darling and reach that milestone (monstrously unlikely); and we count The Princess and the Frog as a November releases (intellectually dishonest). That said, if three or four legitimate November releases reach that milestone, then 2009 will be on pace to tie or break the record for most $100 million released in one calendar year. But overall, 2009 will likely see its lead over 2008 shrink during the next 30 days. More...

Cast

George Clooney    Lyn Cassady
Ewan McGregor    Bob Wilton
Jeff Bridges    Bill Django
Kevin Spacey    Larry Hooper
Stephen Lang    Brigadier General Dean Hopgood
Robert Patrick    Todd Nixon
Waleed Zuaiter    Mahmud Daash
Stephen Root    Gus Lacey
Glenn Morshower    Major General Holtz
Nick Offerman    Scotty Mercer
Tim Griffin    Tim Kootz
Rebecca Mader    Debora Wilton
Jacob Browne    Lieutenant Boone
Todd Latourrette    Dave
Brad Grunberg    Ron
Elsa Villafane    Gus' Mother
Fawad Masood Siddiqui    Kuwait Waiter
Samuel Gates    Journalist #1
McCaleb Burnett    Journalist #2
Sean Phillips    Vietnam Soldier
Matt Newton    Vietnam Private Chris
Minh Tu Van    VC Woman
Robert Curtis Brown    General Brown
Hrach Titizian    Kidnapper #1
Shafik N. Bahou    Kidnapper #2

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Grant Heslov
Composer    Rolfe Kent
Screenwriter    Peter Straughan
Executive Producer    Alison Owen
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Unit Production Manager    Barbara A. Hall
Executive Producer    Barbara A. Hall
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich
Executive Producer    David M. Thompson
Assistant Director    David Webb
Sound Mixer    Edward Tise
Unit Production Manager    Ellen S. Gordon
Executive Producer    James Holt
Assistant Director    John Saunders
Special Effects Coordinator    Kevin Harris
Music Supervisor    Linda Cohen
Costume Designer    Louise Frogley
Set Decorator    Marcia Calosio
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Mangini
Sound Designer    Mark Mangini
Re-recording Mixer    Matthew Iadarola
Set Decorator    Monica Monserrate
Art Director    Peter Borck
Cinematographer    Robert Elswit
Production Designer    Sharon Seymour
Editor    Tatiana S. Riegel
Visual Effects Supervisor    Thomas J. Smith
Producer    Paul Lister

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/06 3 $4,641,831   2,443 $1,900   $4,641,831 1
2009/11/07 3 $5,290,882 +14% 2,443 $2,166   $9,932,713 2
2009/11/08 3 $2,773,941 -48% 2,443 $1,135   $12,706,654 3
2009/11/09 3 $915,228 -67% 2,443 $375   $13,621,882 4
2009/11/10 3 $1,217,459 +33% 2,443 $498   $14,839,341 5
2009/11/11 3 $1,516,188 +25% 2,443 $621   $16,355,529 6
2009/11/12 2 $820,768 -46% 2,443 $336   $17,176,297 7
2009/11/13 3 $1,942,167 +137% 2,453 $792   $19,118,464 8
2009/11/14 3 $2,608,451 +34% 2,453 $1,063   $21,726,915 9
2009/11/15 5 $1,311,135 -50% 2,453 $535   $23,038,050 10
2009/11/16 4 $431,319 -67% 2,453 $176   $23,469,369 11
2009/11/17 3 $520,012 +21% 2,453 $212   $23,989,381 12
2009/11/18 3 $448,150 -14% 2,453 $183   $24,437,531 13
2009/11/19 4 $413,527 -8% 2,453 $169   $24,851,058 14
2009/11/20 7 $861,993 +108% 2,056 $419   $25,713,051 15
2009/11/21 7 $1,265,189 +47% 2,056 $615   $26,978,240 16
2009/11/22 7 $701,849 -45% 2,056 $341   $27,680,089 17
2009/11/23 7 $303,874 -57% 2,056 $148   $27,983,963 18
2009/11/24 7 $380,365 +25% 2,056 $185   $28,364,328 19
2009/11/25 - $285,702 -25% 1,119 $255   $28,650,030 20
2009/11/26 - $370,063 +30% 1,119 $331   $29,020,093 21
2009/11/27 10 $632,627 +71% 1,119 $565   $29,652,720 22
2009/11/28 10 $600,637 -5% 1,119 $537   $30,253,357 23
2009/11/29 12 $268,573 -55% 1,119 $240   $30,521,930 24
2009/11/30 13 $88,797 -67% 1,119 $79   $30,610,727 25
2009/12/01 13 $92,412 +4% 1,119 $83   $30,703,139 26
2009/12/02 13 $94,802 +3% 1,119 $85   $30,797,941 27
2009/12/03 13 $91,135 -4% 1,119 $81   $30,889,076 28
2009/12/04 - $124,268 +36% 509 $244   $31,013,344 29
2009/12/05 - $175,610 +41% 509 $345   $31,188,954 30
2009/12/06 - $100,275 -43% 509 $197   $31,289,229 31
2009/12/07 - $39,133 -61% 509 $77   $31,328,362 32
2009/12/08 - $41,460 +6% 509 $81   $31,369,822 33
2009/12/09 - $40,342 -3% 509 $79   $31,410,164 34
2009/12/10 - $43,041 +7% 509 $85   $31,453,205 35
2009/12/11 - $59,242 +38% 324 $183   $31,512,447 36
2009/12/12 - $89,779 +52% 324 $277   $31,602,226 37
2009/12/13 - $53,014 -41% 324 $164   $31,655,240 38
2009/12/14 - $23,807 -55% 324 $73   $31,679,047 39
2009/12/15 - $27,879 +17% 324 $86   $31,706,926 40
2009/12/16 - $26,817 -4% 324 $83   $31,733,743 41
2009/12/17 - $27,775 +4% 324 $86   $31,761,518 42
2009/12/18 - $25,015 -10% 207 $121   $31,786,533 43
2009/12/19 - $33,313 +33% 207 $161   $31,819,846 44
2009/12/20 - $27,758 -17% 207 $134   $31,847,604 45
2009/12/21 - $18,318 -34% 207 $88   $31,865,922 46
2009/12/22 - $20,612 +13% 207 $100   $31,886,534 47
2009/12/23 - $17,670 -14% 207 $85   $31,904,204 48
2009/12/24 - $10,161 -42% 207 $49   $31,914,365 49
2009/12/25 - $6,723 -34% 74 $91   $31,921,088 50
2009/12/26 - $13,508 +101% 74 $183   $31,934,596 51
2009/12/27 - $9,734 -28% 74 $132   $31,944,330 52
2009/12/28 - $8,303 -15% 74 $112   $31,952,633 53
2009/12/29 - $8,681 +5% 74 $117   $31,961,314 54
2009/12/30 - $9,010 +4% 74 $122   $31,970,324 55
2009/12/31 - $6,613 -27% 74 $89   $31,976,937 56
2010/01/01 - $15,645 +137% 74 $211   $31,992,582 57
2010/01/02 - $16,725 +7% 74 $226   $32,009,307 58
2010/01/03 - $9,124 -45% 74 $123   $32,018,431 59
2010/01/04 - $4,407 -52% 74 $60   $32,022,838 60
2010/01/05 - $4,919 +12% 74 $66   $32,027,757 61
2010/01/06 - $5,445 +11% 74 $74   $32,033,202 62
2010/01/07 - $4,348 -20% 74 $59   $32,037,550 63
2010/01/08 - $36,227 +733% 198 $183   $32,073,777 64
2010/01/09 - $51,943 +43% 198 $262   $32,125,720 65
2010/01/10 - $32,806 -37% 198 $166   $32,158,526 66
2010/01/11 - $14,846 -55% 198 $75   $32,173,372 67
2010/01/12 - $17,026 +15% 198 $86   $32,190,398 68
2010/01/13 - $14,543 -15% 198 $73   $32,204,941 69
2010/01/14 - $15,897 +9% 198 $80   $32,220,838 70
2010/01/15 - $20,577 +29% 142 $145   $32,241,415 71
2010/01/16 - $27,416 +33% 142 $193   $32,268,831 72
2010/01/17 - $21,602 -21% 142 $152   $32,290,433 73
2010/01/18 40 $13,496 -38% 142 $95   $32,303,929 74
2010/01/19 - $7,677 -43% 142 $54   $32,311,606 75
2010/01/20 - $7,402 -4% 142 $52   $32,319,008 76
2010/01/21 - $7,947 +7% 142 $56   $32,326,955 77
2010/01/22 - $14,755 +86% 95 $155   $32,341,710 78
2010/01/23 - $21,983 +49% 95 $231   $32,363,693 79
2010/01/24 - $10,342 -53% 95 $109   $32,374,035 80
2010/01/25 - $3,973 -62% 95 $42   $32,378,008 81
2010/01/26 - $4,615 +16% 95 $49   $32,382,623 82
2010/01/27 - $3,984 -14% 95 $42   $32,386,607 83
2010/01/28 - $4,344 +9% 95 $46   $32,390,951 84
2010/01/29 - $6,543 +51% 72 $91   $32,397,494 85
2010/01/30 - $11,422 +75% 72 $159   $32,408,916 86
2010/01/31 - $7,193 -37% 72 $100   $32,416,109 87
2010/02/01 - $2,504 -65% 72 $35   $32,418,613 88
2010/02/02 - $3,348 +34% 72 $47   $32,421,961 89
2010/02/03 - $3,023 -10% 72 $42   $32,424,984 90
2010/02/04 - $3,211 +6% 72 $45   $32,428,195 91

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/06 3 $12,706,654   2,443 $5,201   $12,706,654 3
2009/11/13 4 $5,861,753 -54% 2,453 $2,390   $23,038,050 10
2009/11/20 7 $2,829,031 -52% 2,056 $1,376   $27,680,089 17
2009/11/27 11 $1,501,837 -47% 1,119 $1,342   $30,521,930 24
2009/12/04 18 $400,153 -73% 509 $786   $31,289,229 31
2009/12/11 22 $202,035 -50% 324 $624   $31,655,240 38
2009/12/18 30 $86,086 -57% 207 $416   $31,847,604 45
2009/12/25 42 $29,965 -65% 74 $405   $31,944,330 52
2010/01/01 46 $41,494 +38% 74 $561   $32,018,431 59
2010/01/08 32 $120,976 +192% 198 $611   $32,158,526 66
2010/01/15 42 $69,595 -42% 142 $490   $32,290,433 73
2010/01/22 45 $47,080 -32% 95 $496   $32,374,035 80
2010/01/29 52 $25,158 -47% 72 $349   $32,416,109 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/28/20105187,230 187,230$3,407,586$3,407,5861
4/4/20102664,987-65% 252,217$1,182,763$4,590,3492
4/11/20101444,093-32% 296,310$679,914$5,270,2633
4/18/20101734,749-21% 331,059$573,011$5,843,2744
4/25/20102122,802-34% 353,861$376,005$6,219,2795
5/2/20102515,747-31% 369,608$240,614$6,459,8946

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/28/2010819,976 19,976$339,396$339,3961
4/4/20101914,193-29% 34,170$241,147$580,5432

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