Ninja Assassin

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,122,883Details
International Box Office $23,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $61,622,883
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $16,569,379 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,626,033 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,195,412
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Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
26% - Rotten
Audience
54% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 25th, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 16th, 2010 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, Dark Castle Entertainment, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Warner Bros.

DVD Sales: New Moon gets Early Jump on Competition

There were eight new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's sales chart, including two that were able to chart despite not coming out until Sunday. This includes The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which sold 3.16 million units in just two days, generating $74.41 million in the process. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 16th, 2010

Not a big week in terms of total releases, but there are plenty of top-notch choices from every category. The best wide release on this week's list is The Princess and the Frog, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. It's not the only contender for that title. In fact, there are contenders in nearly every category, including limited releases (Bandslam on DVD), Foreign Language films (Broken Embraces on Blu-ray), TV on DVD (Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray), and even Canadian (High Life on DVD). While all are worthy of adding to your DVD / Blu-ray collection, I'm going with The Princess and the Frog on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack as the Pick of the Week. 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 - Foreign Films are not Chicken

A number of international releases reached the top 30 this week, including Zweiohrkuken, a.k.a. The Chicken With Two Ears, from Germany, which placed sixth with $10.72 million on 839 screens in 3 markets. It made $9.39 million on 714 screens in its native market, which was easily enough for first place and more than twice what the original,Keinohrhasen, a.k.a., No Ear Hare, opened with in 2007. Keinohrhasen went on to earn $74 million worldwide, of which more than $60 million was earned in Germany. However, I don't think this film will have the same legs. That said, since it was written, directed, and stars Til Schweiger who was recently in Inglourious Basterds, it could earn see releases in more markets. More...

December Starts in Record Fashion

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It was one of those good news / bad news weekends; however, the bad news was minor compared to the overwhelming positive stories to talk about. Yes, the overall box office plummeted 47% from last weekend to $99 million, but that was expected for a post-holiday weekend and it was still 20% higher than the same weekend last year. Also, total ticket sales for the year now sit at $9.66 billion, which is not only 8.5% higher than last year's pace, it is within a rounding error of 2007's record-setting total. That means it is possible that 2009 has already set the record for biggest yearly box office with three weeks left in the year. More...

International Details: Assassin Takes on the Competition

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Ninja Assassin started its international run in sixth place with $5.30 million on 665 screens in 9 markets over the weekend for a total of $5.97 million. Most of those markets were in Asia, including South Korea, where it opened in second place with $2.97 million on 401 screens over the weekend and $3.55 million in total. More...

New Films Can't Compete Over Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was a record-breaking weekend in more than one way. First, total ticket sales amounted to $188 million over three days and $273 million over five, which is a record for the long weekend. Over the three-day portion of the weekend, the box office was actually down 28% from last weekend, but compared to last year it was up just under 16%, while the five-day total was nearly 17% higher. Year-to-date, 2009 has earned a total of $9.52 billion, which is 8.4% higher than the same point last year. In fact, 2009 is now the third-highest-grossing year of all-time and just $150 million away from earning the crown. Breaking the record for total box office is just a matter of when, not if, while 2009 could be the first year total ticket sales crack $10 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: New Moon Clings to Top Spot Over Record-Breaking Weekend

The Twilight Saga: New Moon held on to top spot at the box office over the weekend, but only by a couple of million dollars, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The Blind Side had a fantastic second weekend, with an 18% increase from its opening, and came close to pulling off a surprise victory. More...

Being Thankful for the Holdovers

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It's Thanksgiving long weekend, one of the best holidays in terms of box office drawing power. However, none of the new releases seem like they have what it takes to really draw in moviegoers. On the other hand, New Moon broke a number of records last weekend, and it has a slim chance at breaking a few more this weekend. Even if it doesn't, it should top the top film from last year, Four Christmases, which should lead to another gain year-over-year. 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...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 14, 2008

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New Movie US Release Dates - June 15, 2008

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Cast Updates - April 24, 2008

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New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - April 22, 2008

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Production and Technical Credits

Director    James McTeigue
Screenwriter    Matthew Sand
Screenwriter    J. Michael Straczynski
Story Creator    Matthew Sand
Producer    Joel Silver
Producer    Andy Wachowski
Producer    Lana Wachowski
Producer    Grant Hill
Executive Producer    Thomas Tull
Executive Producer    Jon Jashni
Executive Producer    Steve Richards
Cinematographer    Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Editor    Gian Ganziano
Editor    Jett Sally
Editor    Ilan Eshkeri
Production Designer    Graham 'Grace' Walker
Supervising Art Director    Sebastian Krawinkel
Set Decorator    Peter Walpole
Costume Designer    Carlo Poggioli
Sound Designer    Ivan Sharrock
Supervising Sound Editor    Eric Lindemann
Visual Effects Supervisor    Chas Jarrett
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dan Glass
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jeppe N. Christensen
Visual Effects Supervisor    Bjorn Mayer
Visual Effects Supervisor    Matt McDonald
Visual Effects Supervisor    Christopher Townsend
Special Effects Supervisor    Uli Nefzer
Stunt Coordinator    Chad Stahelski
Stunt Coordinator    Noon Orsatti
Fight Choreographer    Jon Valera
Fight Choreographer    Peng Zhang
Assistant Director    Terry Needham
Assistant Director    Lucinda Syson
Executive Producer    William Fay

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/25 4 $3,318,146   2,503 $1,326   $3,318,146 1
2009/11/26 3 $4,559,261 +37% 2,503 $1,822   $7,877,407 2
2009/11/27 6 $5,639,793 +24% 2,503 $2,253   $13,517,200 3
2009/11/28 6 $4,869,935 -14% 2,503 $1,946   $18,387,135 4
2009/11/29 6 $2,806,430 -42% 2,503 $1,121   $21,193,565 5
2009/11/30 4 $937,232 -67% 2,503 $374   $22,130,797 6
2009/12/01 4 $997,183 +6% 2,503 $398   $23,127,980 7
2009/12/02 4 $824,320 -17% 2,503 $329   $23,952,300 8
2009/12/03 4 $808,197 -2% 2,503 $323   $24,760,497 9
2009/12/04 8 $1,647,124 +104% 2,503 $658   $26,407,621 10
2009/12/05 9 $2,014,530 +22% 2,503 $805   $28,422,151 11
2009/12/06 8 $1,399,845 -31% 2,503 $559   $29,821,996 12
2009/12/07 6 $468,419 -67% 2,503 $187   $30,290,415 13
2009/12/08 7 $484,159 +3% 2,503 $193   $30,774,574 14
2009/12/09 6 $408,287 -16% 2,503 $163   $31,182,861 15
2009/12/10 6 $414,430 +2% 2,503 $166   $31,597,291 16
2009/12/11 10 $800,281 +93% 2,100 $381   $32,397,572 17
2009/12/12 10 $1,132,225 +41% 2,100 $539   $33,529,797 18
2009/12/13 10 $774,964 -32% 2,100 $369   $34,304,761 19
2009/12/14 9 $292,429 -62% 2,100 $139   $34,597,190 20
2009/12/15 10 $312,187 +7% 2,100 $149   $34,909,377 21
2009/12/16 10 $294,280 -6% 2,100 $140   $35,203,657 22
2009/12/17 10 $283,431 -4% 2,100 $135   $35,487,088 23
2009/12/18 14 $282,651 n/c 1,155 $245   $35,769,739 24
2009/12/19 15 $327,948 +16% 1,155 $284   $36,097,687 25
2009/12/20 14 $321,848 -2% 1,155 $279   $36,419,535 26
2009/12/21 15 $178,268 -45% 1,155 $154   $36,597,803 27
2009/12/22 16 $177,217 -1% 1,155 $153   $36,775,020 28
2009/12/23 - $114,215 -36% 631 $181   $36,889,235 29
2009/12/24 18 $74,240 -35% 631 $118   $36,963,475 30
2009/12/25 - $71,395 -4% 166 $430   $37,034,870 31
2009/12/26 - $72,211 +1% 166 $435   $37,107,081 32
2009/12/27 - $59,518 -18% 166 $359   $37,166,599 33
2009/12/28 - $35,711 -40% 166 $215   $37,202,310 34
2009/12/29 - $37,497 +5% 166 $226   $37,239,807 35
2009/12/30 - $35,622 -5% 166 $215   $37,275,429 36
2009/12/31 - $28,036 -21% 166 $169   $37,303,465 37
2010/01/01 - $80,046 +186% 166 $482   $37,383,511 38
2010/01/02 - $71,743 -10% 166 $432   $37,455,254 39
2010/01/03 - $37,520 -48% 166 $226   $37,492,774 40
2010/01/04 - $16,884 -55% 166 $102   $37,509,658 41
2010/01/05 - $18,065 +7% 166 $109   $37,527,723 42
2010/01/06 - $15,356 -15% 166 $93   $37,543,079 43
2010/01/07 - $13,360 -13% 166 $80   $37,556,439 44
2010/01/08 - $21,981 +65% 101 $218   $37,578,420 45
2010/01/09 - $29,235 +33% 101 $289   $37,607,655 46
2010/01/10 - $19,808 -32% 101 $196   $37,627,463 47
2010/01/11 - $7,329 -63% 101 $73   $37,634,792 48
2010/01/12 - $7,708 +5% 101 $76   $37,642,500 49
2010/01/13 - $7,862 +2% 101 $78   $37,650,362 50
2010/01/14 - $8,155 +4% 101 $81   $37,658,517 51
2010/01/15 - $32,812 +302% 206 $159   $37,691,329 52
2010/01/16 - $48,090 +47% 206 $233   $37,739,419 53
2010/01/17 - $43,617 -9% 206 $212   $37,783,036 54
2010/01/18 34 $27,479 -37% 206 $133   $37,810,515 55
2010/01/19 - $13,190 -52% 206 $64   $37,823,705 56
2010/01/20 - $12,167 -8% 206 $59   $37,835,872 57
2010/01/21 - $12,288 +1% 206 $60   $37,848,160 58
2010/01/22 - $26,203 +113% 168 $156   $37,874,363 59
2010/01/23 - $43,982 +68% 168 $262   $37,918,345 60
2010/01/24 - $26,086 -41% 168 $155   $37,944,431 61
2010/01/25 - $9,613 -63% 168 $57   $37,954,044 62
2010/01/26 - $9,229 -4% 168 $55   $37,963,273 63
2010/01/27 - $9,237 n/c 168 $55   $37,972,510 64
2010/01/28 - $9,514 +3% 168 $57   $37,982,024 65
2010/01/29 - $16,089 +69% 132 $122   $37,998,113 66
2010/01/30 - $25,413 +58% 132 $193   $38,023,526 67
2010/01/31 - $18,844 -26% 132 $143   $38,042,370 68
2010/02/01 - $6,307 -67% 132 $48   $38,048,677 69
2010/02/02 - $6,118 -3% 132 $46   $38,054,795 70
2010/02/03 - $5,996 -2% 132 $45   $38,060,791 71
2010/02/04 - $5,936 -1% 132 $45   $38,066,727 72
2010/02/05 - $11,236 +89% 98 $115   $38,077,963 73
2010/02/06 - $18,316 +63% 98 $187   $38,096,279 74
2010/02/07 - $8,798 -52% 98 $90   $38,105,077 75
2010/02/08 - $5,243 -40% 98 $54   $38,110,320 76
2010/02/09 - $4,092 -22% 98 $42   $38,114,412 77
2010/02/10 - $4,173 +2% 98 $43   $38,118,585 78
2010/02/11 - $4,298 +3% 98 $44   $38,122,883 79

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/27 6 $13,316,158   2,503 $5,320   $21,193,565 5
2009/12/04 8 $5,061,499 -62% 2,503 $2,022   $29,821,996 12
2009/12/11 10 $2,707,470 -47% 2,100 $1,289   $34,304,761 19
2009/12/18 14 $932,447 -66% 1,155 $807   $36,419,535 26
2009/12/25 26 $203,124 -78% 166 $1,224   $37,166,599 33
2010/01/01 30 $189,309 -7% 166 $1,140   $37,492,774 40
2010/01/08 36 $71,024 -62% 101 $703   $37,627,463 47
2010/01/15 33 $124,519 +75% 206 $604   $37,783,036 54
2010/01/22 38 $96,271 -23% 168 $573   $37,944,431 61
2010/01/29 43 $60,346 -37% 132 $457   $38,042,370 68
2010/02/05 44 $38,350 -36% 98 $391   $38,105,077 75

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/21/20103302,647 302,647$5,998,464$5,998,4641
3/28/20108133,541-56% 436,188$2,646,783$8,645,2462
4/11/20101641,350 517,394$681,862$10,129,0104
4/18/20101439,690-4% 557,084$654,488$10,783,4985
4/25/20102023,344-41% 580,428$384,943$11,168,4416
5/2/20102019,479-17% 599,907$315,560$11,484,0017
5/9/20103017,622-10% 617,529$338,342$11,822,3438

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/21/20103105,054 105,054$2,765,014$2,765,0141
3/28/2010622,541-79% 127,594$593,267$3,358,2812
4/4/20101120,144-11% 147,738$407,919$3,766,2003
4/11/20101410,939-46% 158,678$273,371$4,039,5714
4/18/20101413,162+20% 171,840$328,922$4,368,4935
6/20/20101617,158 202,508$395,666$5,075,69814

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