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The Raven (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,008,272Details
International Box Office $14,593,529Details
Worldwide Box Office $30,601,801
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,279,830 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,657,642 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,937,472
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper--part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story. Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author's help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer's next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it's too late.

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
22% - Rotten
Audience
46% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$26,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 27th, 2012 (Wide) by Relativity
International Releases: April 12th, 2012 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
April 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Thailand)
April 25th, 2012 (Wide) (Egypt)
April 26th, 2012 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
April 26th, 2012 (Wide) (Singapore)
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Video Release: October 9th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence and grisly images.
(Rating bulletin 2202, 12/14/2011)
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: Police Procedural, Writing and Writers, Costume Drama, Serial Killer, Intertitle, Epilogue, Romance, Forbidden Romance, Kidnap, Rescue, Surprise Twist, Buried Alive, Non-Chronological
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Relativity Media, Intrepid Pictures, Galavis Film, FilmNation Entertainment
Production Countries: Spain,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,844 $3,259 Jul 6, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,176 $22,027 Jun 29, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,722 $67,353 Jun 22, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,370 $12,050 Jun 15, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,808 $14,169 Jun 8, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,095 $19,167 Jun 1, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,697 $60,013 May 25, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,159 $236,650 May 18, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,319 $1,378,847 May 11, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,199 $2,636,780 May 4, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,293 $7,289,642 Apr 27, 2012 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,939 2,203 Apr 27, 2012 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,330 2.89 Apr 27, 2012 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,516 34.7% Apr 27, 2012 1

Cast

   Edgar Allan Poe
Luke Evans    Detective Field
Alice Eve    Emily Hamilton
Brendan Gleeson    Colonel Hamilton
Kevin McNally    Maddux
Oliver Jackson-Cohen    John Cantrell
Jimmy Yuill    Captain Elderidge
Sam Hazeldine    Ivan
Pam Ferris    Mrs. Bradley
Bendan Coyle    Reagan
Adrian Rawlins    Doc Clements
Aidan Feore    Stage Manager
Dave Legeno    Percy
Michael Cronin    Old Gentleman
Michael Poole    Professor
Michael Shannon    Dr. Morgan
Charity Wakefield    Field's Maid
John Warnaby    Griswold
Matt Slack    Sailor
Ian Virgo    Fire Marshall
Michael J. Fourticq    Bookseller
Jasmina Ilic    Older Tenement Woman (Dead)
Teodora Uveric    Young Tenement Woman (Dead)
Kristof Farkas    Wretching Student
Luka Mijatovic    Small Boy
Jozsef Talas    Sherry Merchant
Matt Devere    Hamilton's Security Guard
Sergej Trifunovic    Salty Sailor
Milos Djuricic    Porter-Paris
Mike Kelly    Party Reveler
Bojan Peric    Officer at Precinct
Ana Sofrenovic    Lady Macbeth
Steve Agnew    Doctor in "Macbeth"
Malina Nikolic    Gentlewoman in "Macbeth"
Miklos Kapacsy    Headline Man 1
Andrew Hefler    Headline Man 2
Pierre Boris Jaurdin    French Officer
Jason M. Ryan    Crew Member
Antal Publik    Cardinal
Laszlo Konter    Breathless Tenement Man
Mark Phelan    Barfly 1
Krisztian Peer    Bayfly 2
Annamaria Ordog    Actress
Adam Foldi    Church Secretary
Dejan Cubrilov    Maurice Robichaux
Mate Haumann    Uniformed Guard
Peter Fancsikai    Young Man Skeleton
Sava Rapic    Servant

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Hannah Shakespeare
Screenwriter    Ben Livingston
Producer    Aaron Ryder
Producer    Mark D Evans
Producer    Trevor Macy
Co-Producer    Richard Sharkey
Executive Producer    Glen Basner
Executive Producer    Jesus Martinez
Executive Producer    James D. Stern
Director of Photography    Danny Ruhlmann
Production Designer    Roger Ford
Editor    Niven Howie
Costume Designer    Carlo Poggioli
Composer    Lucas Vidal
Associate Producer    Carolyn Harris

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 6th, 2012

November 6th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, there are about a dozen Amazing Spider-man releases coming out this week, but not till Friday. The second best selling new release is Arthur Christmas, which missed expectations last year. Another major release of the week is The Muppets Christmas Carol, which is making its Blu-ray debut, but it is a catalogue title and likely won't sell a huge number of units. On a side note, the screener is late, but I've seen the film so many times that seeing it one more time likely won't change my opinion of the film, but I'm not sure if it is Pick of the Week material. On the other hand, I'm very sure Sunset Boulevard's Blu-ray debut is worthy of that title. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Raven

November 1st, 2012

When I first heard about The Raven, I was excited. I like Edgar Allan Poe's writing and I like John Cusack as an actor. The idea of John Cusack playing Edgar Allan Poe in a movie was enough to get me interested. Having Edgar Allan Poe trying to catch a serial killer who was using his writings as inspiration was a solid enough hook to get me excited. However, given the film's box office numbers, something clearly went wrong. Were moviegoers correct in avoiding the film? Or is it an undiscovered gem? More...

Blu-ray Sales: Prometheus Proves Powerful on Blu-ray

October 27th, 2012

Prometheus was surprisingly strong on the Blu-ray sales chart opening with 875,000 units / $17.49 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was an outstanding 72%. Usually you only see that level with catalogue titles. More...

DVD Sales: Prometheus Tops Chart, But Starts Slow

October 26th, 2012

Prometheus was one of eight new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD Sales Chart. It led the way with 348,000 units / $5.92 million. This is lower than expected, but it did do much better on Blu-ray. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 9th, 2012

October 8th, 2012

It is a soft week for new releases with only Prometheus looking strong. The film has earned polarizing reviews, so while many will like it, it's probably best to rent the DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack instead of buying outright. There are some TV on DVD releases and limited releases coming out this week, but you have to look to the catalogue Blu-rays coming out this week that are contenders for Pick of the Week. E.T. The Extraterrestrial, hasn't arrived yet, but its Anniversary Edition Blu-ray could be the best film on this week's list. However, Dial M for Murder in 3D is also a contender. 3D is still a niche market, so E.T. is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Estimates: Think Like a Man Rises Above the Pack

April 29th, 2012

This weekend's four new wide releases were no match for Think Like a Man, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, with the comedy's 46% weekend-to-weekend drop-off and $18 million gross still putting it almost $7 million ahead of the next-best finisher. That movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, also comes from the Sony stable, although it is projected to be very narrowly at the head of a pack of movies that will earn around $11 million, and could actually end up anywhere between second and fifth when the final numbers come in on Monday. The other movies in the hunt for the (not very) coveted runners-up position include new release The Five-Year Engagement and two returning films: The Lucky One and The Hunger Games (which will end the weekend with over $370 million). More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/27 7 $7,289,642   2,203 $3,309   $7,289,642 3
2012/05/04 8 $2,636,780 -64% 2,209 $1,194   $12,176,125 10
2012/05/11 12 $1,378,847 -48% 1,888 $730   $14,723,775 17
2012/05/18 25 $236,650 -83% 432 $548   $15,545,786 24
2012/05/25 37 $60,013 -75% 111 $541   $15,735,503 31
2012/06/01 55 $19,167 -68% 61 $314   $15,791,106 38
2012/06/08 57 $14,169 -26% 34 $417   $15,817,307 45
2012/06/15 62 $12,050 -15% 29 $416   $15,839,992 52
2012/06/22 37 $67,353 +459% 133 $506   $15,915,943 59
2012/06/29 48 $22,027 -67% 78 $282   $15,983,829 66
2012/07/06 73 $3,259 -85% 29 $112   $16,005,978 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/27 7 $2,526,313   2,203 $1,147   $2,526,313 1
2012/04/28 7 $2,940,289 +16% 2,203 $1,335   $5,466,602 2
2012/04/29 7 $1,823,040 -38% 2,203 $828   $7,289,642 3
2012/04/30 6 $587,678 -68% 2,203 $267   $7,877,320 4
2012/05/01 6 $705,621 +20% 2,203 $320   $8,582,941 5
2012/05/02 6 $513,091 -27% 2,203 $233   $9,096,032 6
2012/05/03 6 $443,313 -14% 2,203 $201   $9,539,345 7
2012/05/04 7 $849,800 +92% 2,209 $385   $10,389,145 8
2012/05/05 7 $1,047,756 +23% 2,209 $474   $11,436,901 9
2012/05/06 9 $739,224 -29% 2,209 $335   $12,176,125 10
2012/05/07 8 $264,159 -64% 2,209 $120   $12,440,284 11
2012/05/08 8 $343,944 +30% 2,209 $156   $12,784,228 12
2012/05/09 7 $288,467 -16% 2,209 $131   $13,072,695 13
2012/05/10 7 $272,263 -6% 2,209 $123   $13,344,958 14
2012/05/11 9 $408,174 +50% 1,888 $216   $13,753,102 15
2012/05/12 11 $546,737 +34% 1,888 $290   $14,299,839 16
2012/05/13 12 $423,936 -22% 1,888 $225   $14,723,775 17
2012/05/14 10 $159,647 -62% 1,888 $85   $14,883,422 18
2012/05/15 11 $172,452 +8% 1,888 $91   $15,055,874 19
2012/05/16 11 $125,848 -27% 1,888 $67   $15,181,722 20
2012/05/17 11 $127,414 +1% 1,888 $67   $15,309,136 21
2012/05/18 - $72,716 -43% 432 $168   $15,381,852 22
2012/05/19 - $103,411 +42% 432 $239   $15,485,263 23
2012/05/20 - $60,523 -41% 432 $140   $15,545,786 24
2012/05/21 - $30,507 -50% 432 $71   $15,576,293 25
2012/05/22 - $32,374 +6% 432 $75   $15,608,667 26
2012/05/23 - $32,842 +1% 432 $76   $15,641,509 27
2012/05/24 - $33,981 +3% 432 $79   $15,675,490 28
2012/05/25 - $15,787 -54% 111 $142   $15,691,277 29
2012/05/26 - $22,732 +44% 111 $205   $15,714,009 30
2012/05/27 - $21,494 -5% 111 $194   $15,735,503 31
2012/05/28 - $14,833 -31% 111 $134   $15,750,336 32
2012/05/29 - $7,599 -49% 111 $68   $15,757,935 33
2012/05/30 - $6,674 -12% 111 $60   $15,764,609 34
2012/05/31 - $7,330 +10% 111 $66   $15,771,939 35
2012/06/01 - $5,804 -21% 61 $95   $15,777,743 36
2012/06/02 - $7,987 +38% 61 $131   $15,785,730 37
2012/06/03 - $5,376 -33% 61 $88   $15,791,106 38
2012/06/04 - $3,255 -39% 61 $53   $15,794,361 39
2012/06/05 - $3,279 +1% 61 $54   $15,797,640 40
2012/06/06 - $2,761 -16% 61 $45   $15,800,401 41
2012/06/07 - $2,737 -1% 61 $45   $15,803,138 42
2012/06/08 - $5,539 +102% 34 $163   $15,808,677 43
2012/06/09 - $5,421 -2% 34 $159   $15,814,098 44
2012/06/10 - $3,209 -41% 34 $94   $15,817,307 45
2012/06/11 - $2,213 -31% 34 $65   $15,819,520 46
2012/06/12 - $3,353 +52% 34 $99   $15,822,873 47
2012/06/13 - $2,837 -15% 34 $83   $15,825,710 48
2012/06/14 - $2,232 -21% 34 $66   $15,827,942 49
2012/06/15 - $4,055 +82% 29 $140   $15,831,997 50
2012/06/16 - $4,696 +16% 29 $162   $15,836,693 51
2012/06/17 - $3,299 -30% 29 $114   $15,839,992 52
2012/06/18 - $1,511 -54% 29 $52   $15,841,503 53
2012/06/19 - $2,278 +51% 29 $79   $15,843,781 54
2012/06/20 - $2,042 -10% 29 $70   $15,845,823 55
2012/06/21 - $2,767 +36% 29 $95   $15,848,590 56
2012/06/22 - $20,424 +638% 133 $154   $15,869,014 57
2012/06/23 - $25,918 +27% 133 $195   $15,894,932 58
2012/06/24 - $21,011 -19% 133 $158   $15,915,943 59
2012/06/25 - $10,939 -48% 133 $82   $15,926,882 60
2012/06/26 - $12,674 +16% 133 $95   $15,939,556 61
2012/06/27 - $10,864 -14% 133 $82   $15,950,420 62
2012/06/28 - $11,382 +5% 133 $86   $15,961,802 63
2012/06/29 - $6,673 -41% 78 $86   $15,968,475 64
2012/06/30 - $8,433 +26% 78 $108   $15,976,908 65
2012/07/01 - $6,921 -18% 78 $89   $15,983,829 66
2012/07/02 - $4,135 -40% 78 $53   $15,987,964 67
2012/07/03 - $4,754 +15% 78 $61   $15,992,718 68
2012/07/04 - $5,069 +7% 78 $65   $15,997,787 69
2012/07/05 - $4,932 -3% 78 $63   $16,002,719 70
2012/07/06 - $926 -81% 29 $32   $16,003,645 71
2012/07/07 - $1,231 +33% 29 $42   $16,004,876 72
2012/07/08 - $1,102 -10% 29 $38   $16,005,978 73
2012/07/09 - $492 -55% 29 $17   $16,006,470 74
2012/07/10 - $598 +22% 29 $21   $16,007,068 75
2012/07/11 - $603 +1% 29 $21   $16,007,671 76
2012/07/12 - $601 n/c 29 $21   $16,008,272 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/27 7 $9,539,345   2,203 $4,330   $9,539,345 7
2012/05/04 8 $3,805,613 -60% 2,209 $1,723   $13,344,958 14
2012/05/11 12 $1,964,178 -48% 1,888 $1,040   $15,309,136 21
2012/05/18 22 $366,354 -81% 432 $848   $15,675,490 28
2012/05/25 37 $96,449 -74% 111 $869   $15,771,939 35
2012/06/01 55 $31,199 -68% 61 $511   $15,803,138 42
2012/06/08 59 $24,804 -20% 34 $730   $15,827,942 49
2012/06/15 61 $20,648 -17% 29 $712   $15,848,590 56
2012/06/22 39 $113,212 +448% 133 $851   $15,961,802 63
2012/06/29 52 $40,917 -64% 78 $525   $16,002,719 70
2012/07/06 68 $5,553 -86% 29 $191   $16,008,272 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 6/7/2012 $189,372 41 41 121 $508,784 12/11/2015
Belgium 6/20/2012 $51,763 16 16 42 $111,754 12/11/2015
Bolivia 8/16/2012 $0 0 5 13 $172,616 12/12/2015
Brazil 5/18/2012 $0 0 163 225 $1,260,033 12/10/2015
Chile 6/21/2012 $38,149 17 17 20 $93,946 12/11/2015
Colombia 8/24/2012 $83,640 35 35 86 $197,644 12/11/2015
Croatia 5/17/2012 $0 0 4 12 $8,084 12/10/2015
Czech Republic 4/26/2012 $22,785 43 43 81 $86,480 12/10/2015
Denmark 5/16/2012 $18,739 24 24 24 $28,683 12/10/2015
Egypt 4/25/2012 $16,157 6 6 17 $34,396 12/10/2015
France 6/20/2012 $63,994 39 39 39 $63,994 12/10/2015
Greece 5/31/2012 $83,852 18 18 78 $283,357 12/11/2015
Hong Kong 6/21/2012 $162,504 29 29 50 $319,878 12/11/2015
Hungary 5/17/2012 $21,510 19 19 38 $46,008 12/10/2015
Iceland 5/30/2012 $4,191 5 5 15 $17,003 12/10/2015
Latvia 4/27/2012 $0 0 4 10 $16,035 12/10/2015
Lithuania 5/4/2012 $1,724 4 4 8 $4,655 12/6/2015
Mexico 5/18/2012 $301,488 165 165 740 $1,170,429 12/10/2015
Netherlands 6/21/2012 $48,573 15 15 15 $56,531 12/10/2015
Norway 5/18/2012 $27,105 28 28 51 $61,107 12/10/2015
Peru 9/6/2012 $98,625 56 56 119 $229,393 12/12/2015
Portugal 5/3/2012 $52,914 30 31 85 $105,773 12/10/2015
Romania 4/27/2012 $0 0 7 18 $66,243 12/10/2015
Singapore 4/26/2012 $46,318 9 10 19 $72,211 12/6/2015
Slovakia 4/26/2012 $10,394 16 16 30 $31,140 12/6/2015
South Korea 7/5/2012 $440,142 264 264 264 $570,632 12/10/2015
Spain 6/29/2012 $360,912 178 179 803 $1,350,678 12/11/2015
Taiwan 6/22/2012 $96,432 27 27 53 $270,266 12/10/2015
Thailand 4/19/2012 $0 0 40 48 $208,243 12/6/2015
Turkey 4/27/2012 $63,906 50 50 245 $258,296 12/10/2015
United Arab Emirates 4/12/2012 $0 0 1 1 $148,133 12/6/2015
Uruguay 7/13/2012 $0 0 2 5 $24,618 12/11/2015
Venezuela 10/26/2012 $1,842 16739 16739 25543 $41,594 12/12/2015
 
Rest of World $6,674,892
 
International Total$14,593,529 12/12/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/2012875,091 75,091$1,125,614$1,125,6141
10/21/20121615,778-79% 90,869$245,032$1,370,6462
10/28/20122822,136+40% 113,005$440,506$1,811,1533

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/2012743,470 43,470$1,017,200$1,017,2001

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