Premium Rush

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,275,446Details
International Box Office $11,117,755
Worldwide Box Office $31,393,201
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,844,214 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $315,621 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,159,835
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Synopsis

Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee, the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie - super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
76% - Certified Fresh
Audience
60% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 24th, 2012 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 21st, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language.
(Rating bulletin 2226, 6/6/2012)
Keywords: Gangs, Corrupt Cops, Fugitive / On the Run, Bike Messengers
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 18th, 2012

It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Gets Possessive

There's good news and bad news for the Labor Day long weekend. Overall, the box office was a little stronger than predicted with The Possession having the second best Labor Day long weekend opening of all time. (Only Halloween had a stronger opening.) This helped the overall box office rise 7.0% from last weekend to $104 million. However, despite this performance, the overall weekend was softer than last year down 2.5% over the three-day portion of the weekend and 3.3% over the four-day portion of the weekend. Year-to-date, 2012 still maintains a lead of 2011 at $7.61 billion to $7.34 billion. The lead is down to 3.6% in terms of revenue and just 2.4% in terms of tickets sold. We might see a further drop in attendance, which would be a huge collapse after an incredibly strong spring and early summer. More...

Contest: Special Delivery: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Special Delivery were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dog Days of Summer

Ugh. That's really all I have to say. None of the new releases were able to make an impact at the box office; in fact, none of them even reached the top five. There was a new entrant in the top five, as The Dark Knight Rises rose to fifth place. That's how bad the box office was over the weekend. A film that's more than a month old returned to the top five. The best new release was Premium Rush, which only managed eighth place. Overall, the box office plummeted by 30% to just $97 million. Amazingly, this was still higher than the same weekend last year, albeit by just 4.6%. Year-to-date, 2012 maintains its lead over 2011. It is ahead of last year's pace by 4.2% at $7.43 billion to $7.13 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Expendables Leads as Openers Falter

The Summer box office season will come to an abrupt halt this weekend as returning films dominate the chart thanks to some decidedly lackluster openings. The top holdover, The Expendables 2, will win by default with a decent second weekend of $13.5 million, according to Lionsgate's Sunday morning estimate. That's down a fairly respectable 53% from its debut figure. The standout performer among returning films is political documentary 2016: Obama's America, which is projected to earn $6.2 million from 1,091 theaters -- the best per theater average in the top 10. That film will end up in 8th place, though, after an impressive 4th place on Friday, suggesting that it has a fairly narrow, if enthusiastic, fan base. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases be Hits or will Moviegoers Run Away?

Last weekend there were seven films to earning more than $10 million. This weekend, it looks like none of the new releases will reach that mark, while there's a slim chance none of the holdovers will stay above that level either. Granted, it would take an epic collapse by The Expendables 2 to fail to top $10 million, but it is possible. Of the new releases, Premium Rush is the only one with a shot at $10 million. It has good reviews, but they probably won't be enough. I thought Hit and Run would be a disaster with critics, but its reviews are actually above 50% positive. On the other hand, its Wednesday opening was a disaster. Finally there's The Apparition. It is opening in less than 1000 theaters and was not screened for critics. Enough said. Last year was also terrible, so there a chance 2012 will squeak out a win. More...

Contest: Special Delivery

Next week there are two wide releases, Premium Rush and Hit and Run. (The Apparition is set to open in only 800 theaters.) While the latter is opening in more theaters, I think the former will be the bigger hit. It has more buzz, a better cast, and a more experienced studio backing it up. As such, it is 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 Premium Rush. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Dora the Explorer: Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Dora the Explorer: Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure on DVD. Finally, one other entrant will be chosen regardless of what they predicted, and they will win the last copy of Dora the Explorer: Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure on DVD too. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2012 Preview: August

July was another bad month with five of the seven films missing expectations. Only one matched expectations, or came close enough to call it a victory, while another film is too close to call. 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but that margin did shrink last month, despite the performance of The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $300 million during the month. Looking ahead to August, there are fourteen films opening wide, maybe fifteen, making it the busiest month in a long time. Of those releases, five or six have a shot at $100 million, while none will get much beyond that point. Maybe The Bourne Legacy will be a surprise hit and match the average of its predecessors, but most analysts wouldn't be willing to bet money on that. By comparison, last August only had two films that topped $100 million, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Help. I don't think any film opening this August will match those two films, but we have much better depth this time around. Hopefully we will be able to extend our lead this month, unlike the last two months. More...

Cast

Joseph Gordon-Levitt    Wilee
Michael Shannon    Bobby Monday
Dania Ramirez    Vanessa
Jamie Chung    Nima
Wole Parks    Manny
Aasif Mandvi    Raj
Christopher Place    Bike Cop
Hoon Lee    Floor Manager

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Koepp
Screenwriter    David Koepp
Screenwriter    John Kamps
Producer    Gavin Polone
Producer    Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda
Cinematographer    Mitchell Amundsen
Editor    Jill Savitt
Editor    Derek Ambrosi
Composer    David Sardy
Production Designer    Thérèse DePrez
Art Director    Charles V. Beal
Set Decorator    George DeTitta Jr.
Sound Mixer    Tom Nelson
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Hsu
Supervising Sound Editor    Philip Stockton
Re-recording Mixer    Lee Dichter
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Barry
Visual Effects Supervisor    Paul Linden
Special Effects Supervisor    Fred Buchholz
Stunt Coordinator    Stephen Pope
Assistant Director    Joseph Reidy
Casting Director    John Papsidera
Casting Director    Pat McCorkle

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/24 8 $1,964,788   2,255 $871   $1,964,788 1
2012/08/25 8 $2,430,687 +24% 2,255 $1,078   $4,395,475 2
2012/08/26 8 $1,634,689 -33% 2,255 $725   $6,030,164 3
2012/08/27 8 $630,583 -61% 2,255 $280   $6,660,747 4
2012/08/28 8 $789,451 +25% 2,255 $350   $7,450,198 5
2012/08/29 10 $458,220 -42% 2,255 $203   $7,908,418 6
2012/08/30 10 $446,779 -2% 2,255 $198   $8,355,197 7
2012/08/31 - $1,015,873 +127% 2,255 $450   $9,371,070 8
2012/09/01 - $1,449,228 +43% 2,255 $643   $10,820,298 9
2012/09/02 - $1,506,211 +4% 2,255 $668   $12,326,509 10
2012/09/03 11 $1,181,161 -22% 2,255 $524   $13,507,670 11
2012/09/04 11 $403,760 -66% 2,255 $179   $13,911,430 12
2012/09/05 11 $258,410 -36% 2,255 $115   $14,169,840 13
2012/09/06 9 $261,850 +1% 2,255 $116   $14,431,690 14
2012/09/07 - $645,653 +147% 2,182 $296   $15,077,343 15
2012/09/08 12 $1,084,573 +68% 2,182 $497   $16,161,916 16
2012/09/09 12 $581,188 -46% 2,182 $266   $16,743,104 17
2012/09/10 11 $176,769 -70% 2,182 $81   $16,919,873 18
2012/09/11 10 $271,687 +54% 2,182 $125   $17,191,560 19
2012/09/12 12 $188,404 -31% 2,182 $86   $17,379,964 20
2012/09/13 13 $183,908 -2% 2,182 $84   $17,563,872 21
2012/09/14 - $376,320 +105% 1,339 $281   $17,940,192 22
2012/09/15 - $582,182 +55% 1,339 $435   $18,522,374 23
2012/09/16 - $312,408 -46% 1,339 $233   $18,834,782 24
2012/09/17 - $113,815 -64% 1,339 $85   $18,948,597 25
2012/09/18 - $154,349 +36% 1,339 $115   $19,102,946 26
2012/09/19 - $102,271 -34% 1,339 $76   $19,205,217 27
2012/09/20 - $97,547 -5% 1,339 $73   $19,302,764 28
2012/09/21 - $108,972 +12% 567 $192   $19,411,736 29
2012/09/22 - $170,988 +57% 567 $302   $19,582,724 30
2012/09/23 - $82,378 -52% 567 $145   $19,665,102 31
2012/09/24 - $25,957 -68% 567 $46   $19,691,059 32
2012/09/25 - $40,284 +55% 567 $71   $19,731,343 33
2012/09/26 - $32,279 -20% 567 $57   $19,763,622 34
2012/09/27 - $28,902 -10% 567 $51   $19,792,524 35
2012/09/28 - $44,251 +53% 208 $213   $19,836,775 36
2012/09/29 - $63,213 +43% 208 $304   $19,899,988 37
2012/09/30 - $24,567 -61% 208 $118   $19,924,555 38
2012/10/05 - $16,863   77 $219   $19,978,831 43
2012/10/06 - $22,782 +35% 77 $296   $20,001,613 44
2012/10/07 - $11,709 -49% 77 $152   $20,013,322 45
2012/10/12 - $25,851   163 $159   $20,057,199 50
2012/10/13 - $40,415 +56% 163 $248   $20,097,614 51
2012/10/14 - $24,691 -39% 163 $151   $20,122,305 52
2012/10/19 - $15,514   119 $130   $20,238,431 57
2012/10/20 - $23,583 +52% 119 $198   $20,262,014 58
2012/10/21 - $13,432 -43% 119 $113   $20,275,446 59

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/24 8 $6,030,164   2,255 $2,674   $6,030,164 3
2012/08/31 11 $3,971,312 -34% 2,255 $1,761   $12,326,509 10
2012/09/07 12 $2,311,414 -42% 2,182 $1,059   $16,743,104 17
2012/09/14 16 $1,270,910 -45% 1,339 $949   $18,834,782 24
2012/09/21 26 $362,338 -71% 567 $639   $19,665,102 31
2012/09/28 39 $132,031 -64% 208 $635   $19,924,555 38
2012/10/05 46 $51,354 -61% 77 $667   $20,013,322 45
2012/10/12 32 $90,957 +77% 163 $558   $20,122,305 52
2012/10/19 41 $52,529 -42% 119 $441   $20,275,446 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/6/20132163,882 143,080$1,275,085$2,855,8773
1/13/20132830,202-53% 173,282$602,832$3,458,7094
1/20/20132231,140+3% 204,422$620,309$4,079,0185
1/27/20132825,695-17% 230,117$511,844$4,590,8626

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/6/20131917,544 17,544$315,621$315,6213

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