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Rambo (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,754,105Details
International Box Office $69,460,426
Worldwide Box Office $112,214,531
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $40,686,721 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $944,933 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $41,631,654
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  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$47,500,000
Domestic Releases: January 25th, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: May 27th, 2008 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language.
Franchise: Rambo
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Keywords: Delayed Sequel
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Germany,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,900 $55,348 Mar 21, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,692 $104,508 Mar 14, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,531 $71,616 Mar 7, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,815 $271,407 Feb 29, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,635 $654,231 Feb 22, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,153 $1,988,494 Feb 15, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,620 $4,482,012 Feb 8, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,571 $7,120,649 Feb 1, 2008 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 93 $18,203,876 Jan 25, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 953 $18,203,876 Jan 25, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,201 2,751 Jan 25, 2008 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 287 $6,726,805 Jan 26, 2008 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,712 $6,726,805 Jan 26, 2008 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,232 $6,692,634 Jan 25, 2008 1

Cast

   John J. Rambo
Julie Benz    Sarah Miller
Matthew Marsden    Schoolboy
Paul Schulze    Burnett
Graham McTavish    Lewis
Jake La Botz    Reese

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Brian Tyler
Assistant Director    William Paul Clark

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

November 22nd, 2010

This Friday is Black Friday, but there's a lull on the home market with not a whole lot of great releases. (This is the usual pattern for Thanksgiving.) The biggest hit coming out is The Expendables, which should top the chart, while there are a number of smaller releases that are in contention for Pick of the Week. The best of these is Metropolis: The Complete Metropolis, which comes out on Blu-ray this week after being released on DVD last week. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 27th, 2010

July 26th, 2010

It is a deceptively slow week in the video market. I love that word, "deceptively", because it really has no meaning. In the first sentence it could mean the week appears to be busy, but it is really slow. Or it could mean the week appears to be slow, but it is really busy. In this case, it's the former. While there are 350 releases for the week on Amazon.com, there's only one significant first run release, Clash of the Titans. Moving down the list of best sellers, it doesn't take long until you run into second tier, or even third or fourth tier releases. Arguably the best release on this week's list of reviews is Mother, but that came out last week it's on the list because the screener was late. The two competitors for Pick of the Week from this week's releases are Batman: Under the Red Hood - Blu-ray with Litho Cell and Ip Man - Collector's Edition Blu-ray. Which one wins depends on whether you like martial arts movies or comic books more. For me, it's a tie. More...

DVD Sales - Weak Competition the Secret to National Treasure's Success

June 18th, 2008

Another week with no powerhouse new releases has left National Treasure: Book of Secrets atop the DVD sales chart. During its third week in a row in first place, it sold 483,000 units for $7.45 million in revenue and running tallies of 4.91 million units and $78.33 million, which places it in third for the year. More...

DVD Rentals - Semi-Pro Jumps to the Top

June 18th, 2008

Semi-Pro led a trio of new releases on top of the rental charts this week, earning a solid $8.1 million in its first week. More...

DVD Sales - New Releases Sink on Sales Chart

June 10th, 2008

New releases did not make much of an impact on the home market this week while overall sales slumped dramatically. This is not unusual for this time of year, especially the week after the last winter blockbuster came out. That blockbuster, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, remained in first place on the sales chart, even after collapsing more than 70% to 941,000 units sold. Overall the film has sold 4.43 million units for $70.88 million in revenue, which places it fifth on the yearly chart. More...

DVD Rentals - Rambo Fights to the Top

June 10th, 2008

There were more new releases to reach the top 30 on the rental charts, including Rambo, which was the new number one rental with $8.55 million in revenue. However, that was the only new release in the top five. More...

International Details - Sex not as Popular with International Audiences

June 8th, 2008

Sex and the City made its international debut this past weekend, and while it wasn't able to top the charts like it did domestically, it still managed a fantastic $32.77 million on 3590 screens in 14 markets over the weekend for a total of $37.52 million. Its biggest opening came in the U.K. where it dominated the market with $17.22 million on 460 screens, which is equivalent to an $80 million to $100 million opening here. It also finished first in Germany with $7.41 million on 836 screens. It also did very well in France with $6.12 million on 551 screens and in Italy with $2.74 million on 552 screens, finishing second in both markets. The film opened in Australia and South Korea this past weekend, while it doesn't end its run till late August with Japan and it should reach several major milestones before then. More...

International Details - Narnia Softens

June 1st, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian slipped 21% during its sophomore stint adding $19.35 million on 3681 screens in 13 markets for a still early total of $51.26 million. This includes a first place, $5.34 million opening on 782 screens over the weekend in Japan, while the film has $7.81 million including midweek numbers. This was below the original's opening in that market of $8.92 million, which is troubling. More troubling news came in Mexico where it was down 51% to $3.05 million on 842 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.58 million while in Russia it was down 55% to $3.03 million on 735 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.54 million after two. More...

DVD Releases for May 27, 2008

May 27th, 2008

There's a small section of big-name first run releases this week, but that doesn't mean there's little to buy. In fact, there are several DVDs that were contenders for DVD Pick of the week including some TV on DVD releases (Absolutely Fabulous - Absolutely Everything - Buy from Amazon and Degrassi The Next Generation - Season 6 - Buy from Amazon), classic cinema (The Thief of Bagdad - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon), foreign cinema (Come Drink With Me - Buy from Amazon and Heroes of the East - Buy from Amazon), as well as a collection of short films (The H.P. Lovecraft Collection - Volume 1 - Cool Air, Volume 2 - Dreams of Cthulhu, Volume 3 - Out of Mind, and Volume 4 - Pickman's Model). It would be nearly impossible to name just one of these releases as the DVD Pick of the Week, but The Thief of Bagdad - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon would likely please the most people. More...

International Details - Dozens of Countries for Old Men

March 16th, 2008

No Country For Old Men slipped out of the top five but still added $7.07 million on 1881 screens in 47 markets for a total of $60.56 million. It is on track to top its domestic box office shortly, which would give it $150 million worldwide. More...

International Details - International Auds Meet the Spartans

March 9th, 2008

Meet the Spartans made its first major push into the international market this past weekend earning sixth place with $7.94 million on 1653 screens in 14 markets for an early total of $12.90 million. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it scored second place with $3.01 million on 304 screens, however, it earned first place in both Mexico with $1.35 million on 543 screens and in Australia with $1.29 million on 211 screens. On the other hand, it fell by 59% during its second weekend in Russia pulling in $526,000 on 275 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.27 million after two. More...

International Top Five - Jumper Stays Aloft

February 27th, 2008

Jumper made another leap toward $100 million internationally after it pulled in $21.75 million on 3,984 screens in 40 markets over the weekend for a total of $60.42 million so far. The film opened in third place in France with $4.58 million on 586 screens while it remained in first in the U.K. with $2.97 million on 421 screens and in Spain with $2.25 million on 445 screens. In those two markets the film has pulled in $11.58 million and $6.65 million respectively, which is in line with its performance stateside. More...

International Details - Rambo Charges for the Top

February 24th, 2008

Rambo climbed five spots just missing the top five with $6.96 million on 1989 screens in 25 markets for a total of $25.63 million. The film opened in second place in Germany with $2.78 million 405 screens while it managed third in Mexico with $704,000 on 300. Next up is the U.K., Australia, and Italy, where it opens this weekend, while it enters South Korea next weekend. More...

International Details - Juno Jumps Up the Charts

February 17th, 2008

Thanks to an opening in the U.K., Juno shoot up the charts nearly reaching the top five with $8.28 million on 1111 screens in 15 markets for a still early total $17.15 million. In the U.K. the film placed second with $3.91 million on 363 screens, but had the best per screen average in the top 10 there. It also opened in France scoring sixth place with $1.22 million on 149 screens, which gave it the second best per screen average in the top ten there. Meanwhile in Spain the film grew by 5% to $1.03 million on 170 screens over the weekend and a total of $2.34 million after two. More...

International Details - Still Treasured

February 10th, 2008

National Treasure: The Book of Secrets slipped out of the top five, again, earning $6.94 million on 2702 screens in 34 markets for a total of $169.62 million. This includes a first place finish in Germany with $3.42 million on 641 screens for a total of $10.03 million after two there. The film opens in the U.K. this weekend and should have little trouble reaching $200 million before long. More...

Super Bowl Weekend Offers a Number of Surprises

February 5th, 2008

The New York Giants stopped the Patriots from completing a perfect season. However, from where I'm sitting, this isn't the biggest news of the weekend. Multiple records were broken by Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. This helped the overall box office hit $128 million over the weekend, which is down 10% from last weekend, but this is reasonable considering this is a post-holiday weekend and Super Bowl Weekend. More importantly, the overall box office was up 40% from the same weekend in 2007, and 2008 is off to an early 16% lead from last year. More...

International Details - That's Amore!

February 4th, 2008

The Italian movie, Scusa Ma Ti Chiamo Amore, opened in first place in Italy with $7.55 million on 491 screens, which was more than double its nearest competition. More...

Hannah Headed for the Top

February 1st, 2008

February starts off with what could be the most unlikely of box office hits in Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. It isn't the only new release this week, but it is looking very likely that it will be the strongest. Granted, a lot of this has to due with Super Bowl Sunday, which siphons off a lot of potential moviegoers, especially the younger male demographic. More...

Spartans Too Much for Rambo

January 29th, 2008

We are one month into 2008 and so far there are a lot more positives than negatives at the box office. On the negative side, the box office was down 7% from last weekend to $144 million. But on the positive side, that was an increase of 21% from the same weekend last year and year-to-date 2008 has a 16% lead on 2007. Granted, it is early and it is unlikely the box office will remain this hot for long, but it is still good news. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of January 25, 2008

January 26th, 2008

The last week in January isn't a great time to release a movie, and the quality of the sites reflects this. That said, the best of this week's list, Rambo - Official Site - is worthy of recognition and the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Rambo and Cloverfield Fight for Top Spot

January 24th, 2008

It's the final weekend in January and so far the month has been stronger than expected. Hopefully that will continue this weekend, and at the very least there should be a good battle at the top between, Rambo and Cloverfield. More...

Contest - Not Going Quietly

January 18th, 2008

January ends with the return of Rambo. This is the first release in the franchise in nearly 20 years, and its this week's target film. To win, one must simple predict the film's opening weekend box office. 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 He Was a Quiet Man on DVD, as well as Fatal Contact 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 He Was a Quiet Man on DVD, as well as Turok - Son of Stone on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2008 Preview: January

January 1st, 2008

It's the beginning of a new month, and a new year. This new beginning brings with it a sense of hope and exhilaration for many people, but this does not extend into the movie world. January is dominated by films from last year. Not only are holdovers going to overwhelm new releases at the box office for the next couple weeks, but with the award season heating up, most buzz is about who will win what. In fact, only Cloverfield seems to be able to rise above the award season buzz, but this is not a sure sign that the film will survive at the box office. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 16, 2007

September 16th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for John Rambo, Smart People, Sex and the City and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - July 1, 2007

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This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Hunting Party, The Good Night, John Rambo and more. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/25 2 $18,203,876   2,751 $6,617   $18,203,876 3
2008/02/01 5 $7,120,649 -61% 2,751 $2,588   $29,918,795 10
2008/02/08 8 $4,482,012 -37% 2,717 $1,650   $36,876,490 17
2008/02/15 13 $1,988,494 -56% 1,702 $1,168   $40,188,262 24
2008/02/22 24 $654,231 -67% 727 $900   $41,762,250 31
2008/02/29 30 $271,407 -59% 402 $675   $42,281,425 38
2008/03/07 44 $71,616 -74% 163 $439   $42,470,119 45
2008/03/14 37 $104,508 +46% 201 $520   $42,611,220 52
2008/03/21 46 $55,348 -47% 136 $407   $42,724,402 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/25 2 $6,692,634   2,751 $2,433   $6,692,634 1
2008/01/26 2 $6,726,805 +1% 2,751 $2,445   $13,419,439 2
2008/01/27 1 $4,784,437 -29% 2,751 $1,739   $18,203,876 3
2008/01/28 1 $1,377,351 -71% 2,751 $501   $19,581,227 4
2008/01/29 1 $1,219,005 -11% 2,751 $443   $20,800,232 5
2008/01/30 1 $1,038,529 -15% 2,751 $378   $21,838,761 6
2008/01/31 1 $959,385 -8% 2,751 $349   $22,798,146 7
2008/02/01 5 $2,250,298 +135% 2,764 $814   $25,048,444 8
2008/02/02 7 $3,522,152 +57% 2,764 $1,274   $28,570,596 9
2008/02/03 4 $1,348,199 -62% 2,764 $488   $29,918,795 10
2008/02/04 3 $703,545 -48% 2,764 $255   $30,622,340 11
2008/02/05 2 $645,592 -8% 2,764 $234   $31,267,932 12
2008/02/06 2 $553,170 -14% 2,764 $200   $31,821,102 13
2008/02/07 3 $573,376 +4% 2,764 $207   $32,394,478 14
2008/02/08 8 $1,206,053 +110% 2,717 $444   $33,600,531 15
2008/02/09 8 $1,929,195 +60% 2,717 $710   $35,529,726 16
2008/02/10 6 $1,346,764 -30% 2,717 $496   $36,876,490 17
2008/02/11 6 $362,244 -73% 2,717 $133   $37,238,734 18
2008/02/12 7 $342,149 -6% 2,717 $126   $37,580,883 19
2008/02/13 7 $318,067 -7% 2,717 $117   $37,898,950 20
2008/02/14 14 $300,818 -5% 2,717 $111   $38,199,768 21
2008/02/15 13 $491,356 +63% 1,702 $289   $38,691,124 22
2008/02/16 13 $809,941 +65% 1,702 $476   $39,501,065 23
2008/02/17 13 $687,197 -15% 1,702 $404   $40,188,262 24
2008/02/18 14 $398,848 -42% 1,702 $234   $40,587,110 25
2008/02/19 13 $178,995 -55% 1,702 $105   $40,766,105 26
2008/02/20 13 $167,915 -6% 1,702 $99   $40,934,020 27
2008/02/21 13 $173,999 +4% 1,702 $102   $41,108,019 28
2008/02/22 - $164,803 -5% 727 $227   $41,272,822 29
2008/02/23 - $282,714 +72% 727 $389   $41,555,536 30
2008/02/24 - $206,714 -27% 727 $284   $41,762,250 31
2008/02/25 19 $60,662 -71% 727 $83   $41,822,912 32
2008/02/26 18 $63,560 +5% 727 $87   $41,886,472 33
2008/02/27 20 $61,860 -3% 727 $85   $41,948,332 34
2008/02/28 20 $61,686 n/c 727 $85   $42,010,018 35
2008/02/29 - $67,922 +10% 402 $169   $42,077,940 36
2008/03/01 25 $116,702 +72% 402 $290   $42,194,642 37
2008/03/02 - $86,783 -26% 402 $216   $42,281,425 38
2008/03/03 - $29,991 -65% 402 $75   $42,311,416 39
2008/03/04 - $29,454 -2% 402 $73   $42,340,870 40
2008/03/05 - $29,050 -1% 402 $72   $42,369,920 41
2008/03/06 - $28,583 -2% 402 $71   $42,398,503 42
2008/03/07 - $18,417 -36% 163 $113   $42,416,920 43
2008/03/08 - $29,976 +63% 163 $184   $42,446,896 44
2008/03/09 - $23,223 -23% 163 $142   $42,470,119 45
2008/03/10 - $8,821 -62% 163 $54   $42,478,940 46

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/25 1 $22,798,146   2,751 $8,287   $22,798,146 7
2008/02/01 4 $9,596,332 -58% 2,751 $3,488   $32,394,478 14
2008/02/08 10 $5,805,290 -40% 2,717 $2,137   $38,199,768 21
2008/02/15 13 $2,908,251 -50% 1,702 $1,709   $41,108,019 28
2008/02/22 23 $901,999 -69% 727 $1,241   $42,010,018 35
2008/02/29 29 $388,485 -57% 402 $966   $42,398,503 42
2008/03/07 46 $108,209 -72% 163 $664   $42,506,712 49
2008/03/14 39 $162,342 +50% 201 $808   $42,669,054 56
2008/03/21 48 $85,051 -48% 136 $625   $42,754,105 63

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/1/20082749,500 749,500$14,846,920$14,846,9201
6/8/20083367,086-51% 1,116,586$7,198,410$22,045,3302
6/15/20086199,971-46% 1,316,557$4,013,418$26,058,7483
6/22/20087103,524-48% 1,420,081$2,071,515$28,130,2634
6/29/20081074,860-28% 1,494,941$1,446,722$29,576,9855
7/6/20081246,252-38% 1,541,193$895,143$30,472,1286
7/13/20081655,559+20% 1,596,752$1,089,845$31,561,9737
7/20/20082240,195-28% 1,636,947$794,076$32,356,0508
7/27/20083029,151-27% 1,666,098$564,862$32,920,9119

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/22/2010157,325 8,155$96,541$108,159117

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