Red Dawn

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,806,783Details
International Box Office $3,357,367
Worldwide Box Office $48,164,150
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,930,868 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $8,158,988 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $20,089,856
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Synopsis

In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
12% - Rotten
Audience
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 21st, 2012 (Wide) by Open Road
Video Release: March 5th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language.
(Rating bulletin 2139, 9/22/2010)
Keywords: Development Hell, Commies, Guerilla Warfare, Rebellion, War
Source:Remake
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Contrafilm

DVD Sales: March 17th, 2013: Guardians Golden, Pi Rather Lifeless

There were not a lot of new releases on the March 17th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart, but one of them took top spot. Rise of the Guardians sold 804,000 units and generated $12.45 million in sales. This is a solid opening for this type of release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: March 17th, 2013: Lively Starts for Guardians and Pi

New releases did better on Blu-ray than they did on DVD with eight films charting on the March 17th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. They were led by Rise of the Guardians, which sold 584,000 units / $11.77 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 42%, which is strong, for a kids movie. More...

DVD Sales: March 10th, 2013: Saga Stays Supreme

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 remained on top spot on the March 10th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart, while there were seven new releases to put in an appearance in the top 30. Part 2 sold an additional 1.35 million units / $20.23 million during its first full week of release for early totals of 3.47 million units / $51.87 million. It is the best selling DVD of the year. More...

Blu-ray Sales: March 10th, 2013: Wreck-Ralph Towers Above Competition

Wreck-It Ralph led a group of five new releases earning first place on the March 10th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. The film sold 1.01 million units and generated $28.29 million in opening week sales, for an opening week Blu-ray share of 50%. This is is amazing for a kids film. Granted, it does have a high nerd nostalgia factor, which helped on Blu-ray, but this is still impressive. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 5th, 2013

It's a strange week for home market releases. On the one hand, there are some terrific films that should do really well. On the other hand, after the top couple of titles, the quality of the releases plummets really fast. By the time we get outside of the top ten, we start to get mostly filler. The best film coming out this week is Schindler's List, which makes its Blu-ray debut this week. It is absolutely a must have; however, the Blu-ray is shovelware, which precludes it from being the Pick of the Week. The release that gets that honor is Wreck-It Ralph on either Blu-ray or 3D. It is worth paying the extra money for 3D, but not a lot of people have made the leap to 3D just yet. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dawn Still Breaking Bank

It was a close race for top spot as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 just held off Skyfall by less than $1 million. Unfortunately, the best new release, Killing Them Softly, failed to match low expectations, while The Collection barely managed a spot in the top ten. The overall box office fell 45% to $114 million. However, as sharp as that decline was, it was still 41% higher than the same weekend last year and December begins with 2012 ahead of 2011 by 5.9% at $9.91 billion to $9.36 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers Fill Up on Leftovers

The Thanksgiving long weekend was stronger than anticipated with nearly every film topping predictions, some by pretty big margins. In fact, some earned more over three days than they were expected to earn over five days. Despite this, the box office was actually down 17% from last weekend to $208 million over the three-day portion of the weekend. This was 26% higher than the three-day portion of last year's Thanksgiving long weekend. Over five days, the box office pulled in $291 million, which is the most ever for a Thanksgiving weekend and 25% higher than last year. Year-to-date, 2012 has pulled in $9.75 billion, which is 5.5% higher than last year's running tally of $9.24 billion. If 2012 can simply match 2011 the rest of the way, then we will set a new all-time yearly box office total with about $10.7 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Twilight and Bond Lead Record-Setting Thanksgiving

As expected, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 and Skyfall are dominating the Thanksgiving charts, and, with some help from three new releases and two strong holdovers, will produce the most lucrative Thanksgiving holiday in history. All told, we should see something a little over $200 million in revenue for the three-day portion of the weekend, placing it in the top 20 weekends of all time. Breaking Dawn, Part 2 is tracking about in line with Part 1 at this point in its run. In contrast, Skyfall is well ahead of James Bond's previous outing, and has become the first Bond movie to top $200 million domestically (before adjusting for inflation). More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Fight for Table Scraps

It's the beginning of Thanksgiving long weekend tonight, which means it is a busy day for new releases. There are three new releases opening wide, plus another film that is expanding wide enough that is has a shot at the top ten. Unfortunately for the new films, there's little hope any of them will top The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 over the weekend. In fact, there's a chance none of them will top Skyfall for second place. Rise of the Guardians is the only one with a real shot at second place, while Life of Pi and Red Dawn will be in a tough battle for fifth place. Finally, Silver Linings Playbook is expanding to more than 400 theaters and could grab tenth place. The box office last year looks very similar to the box office potential this year. With a little luck, there will be mostly pleasant surprises rather than serious disappointments and 2012 will have another solid win. More...

2012 Preview: November

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. More...

Cast

Chris Hemsworth    Jed Eckert
Josh Peck    Matt Eckert
Adrianne Palicki    Toni
Josh Hutcherson    Robert
Isabel Lucas    Erica
Connor Cruise    Daryl
Edwin Hodge    Danny
Alyssa Diaz    Julie
Julian Alcaraz    Greg
Will Yun Lee    Captain Cho
Jeffrey Dean Morgan    Tanner
Brett Cullen    Tom Echert
Fernando Funan Chien    Lt. Pak
Michael Beach    Major Jenkins
Kenneth Choi    Smith

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Dan Bradley
Producer    Beau Flynn
Producer    Tripp Vinson
Executive Producer    Kevin Halloran
Executive Producer    Vincent Newman
Screenwriter    Carl Ellsworth
Screenwriter    Jeremy Passmore
Production Designer    Dominic Watkins
Supervising Art Director    Tom Reta
Art Director    Gina Cranham
Director of Photography    Mitchell Amundsen
Costume Designer    Catherine George
Set Decorator    Dan Clancy
Production Sound Mixer    Kirk Francis
Special FX Supervisor    Mark Byers
Stunt Coordinator    Darrin Prescott
Military Coordinator    Jon Barton
Football Coordinator    Mark Ellis
Visual FX Producer    Liz Ralston
Visual FX Supervisor    Thomas J. Smith
Composer    Ramin Djawadi
Music Supervisor    Dana Sano
Second Unit Director    Scott Rogers
Assistant Director    Joe Camp III
Casting    Deborah Aquila
Casting Director    Tricia Wood

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/21 5 $4,164,915   2,679 $1,555   $4,164,915 1
2012/11/22 6 $3,247,579 -22% 2,679 $1,212   $7,412,494 2
2012/11/23 7 $5,979,923 +84% 2,725 $2,194   $13,392,417 3
2012/11/24 7 $5,516,206 -8% 2,725 $2,024   $18,908,623 4
2012/11/25 7 $2,780,539 -50% 2,725 $1,020   $21,689,162 5
2012/11/26 6 $820,173 -71% 2,725 $301   $22,509,335 6
2012/11/27 5 $920,234 +12% 2,725 $338   $23,429,569 7
2012/11/28 5 $675,154 -27% 2,725 $248   $24,104,723 8
2012/11/29 6 $667,985 -1% 2,725 $245   $24,772,708 9
2012/11/30 7 $2,061,457 +209% 2,781 $741   $26,834,165 10
2012/12/01 7 $2,906,026 +41% 2,781 $1,045   $29,740,191 11
2012/12/02 8 $1,532,762 -47% 2,781 $551   $31,272,953 12
2012/12/03 7 $411,133 -73% 2,781 $148   $31,684,086 13
2012/12/04 7 $507,657 +23% 2,781 $183   $32,191,743 14
2012/12/05 7 $402,628 -21% 2,781 $145   $32,594,371 15
2012/12/06 7 $410,444 +2% 2,781 $148   $33,004,815 16
2012/12/07 7 $1,299,328 +217% 2,754 $472   $34,304,143 17
2012/12/08 8 $1,906,411 +47% 2,754 $692   $36,210,554 18
2012/12/09 8 $1,030,366 -46% 2,754 $374   $37,240,920 19
2012/12/10 8 $296,287 -71% 2,754 $108   $37,537,207 20
2012/12/11 9 $365,057 +23% 2,754 $133   $37,902,264 21
2012/12/12 9 $298,673 -18% 2,754 $108   $38,200,937 22
2012/12/13 8 $294,486 -1% 2,754 $107   $38,495,423 23
2012/12/14 8 $697,245 +137% 2,250 $310   $39,192,668 24
2012/12/15 10 $1,096,795 +57% 2,250 $487   $40,289,463 25
2012/12/16 9 $614,842 -44% 2,250 $273   $40,904,305 26
2012/12/17 11 $230,197 -63% 2,250 $102   $41,134,502 27
2012/12/18 10 $273,232 +19% 2,250 $121   $41,407,734 28
2012/12/19 12 $186,029 -32% 1,547 $120   $41,593,763 29
2012/12/20 12 $238,140 +28% 1,547 $154   $41,831,903 30
2012/12/21 - $244,474 +3% 1,011 $242   $42,076,377 31
2012/12/22 - $306,476 +25% 1,011 $303   $42,382,853 32
2012/12/23 - $243,930 -20% 1,011 $241   $42,626,783 33
2012/12/24 - $115,477 -53% 1,011 $114   $42,742,260 34
2012/12/25 - $85,826 -26% 402 $213   $42,828,086 35
2012/12/26 - $88,313 +3% 402 $220   $42,916,399 36
2012/12/27 - $86,117 -2% 402 $214   $43,002,516 37
2012/12/28 - $129,186 +50% 425 $304   $43,131,702 38
2012/12/29 - $142,414 +10% 425 $335   $43,274,116 39
2012/12/30 - $119,636 -16% 425 $281   $43,393,752 40
2012/12/31 - $74,300 -38% 425 $175   $43,468,052 41
2013/01/01 - $117,064 +58% 425 $275   $43,585,116 42
2013/01/02 - $55,578 -53% 425 $131   $43,640,694 43
2013/01/03 - $55,076 -1% 425 $130   $43,695,770 44
2013/01/04 - $61,820 +12% 252 $245   $43,757,590 45
2013/01/05 - $79,437 +28% 252 $315   $43,837,027 46
2013/01/06 - $40,016 -50% 252 $159   $43,877,043 47
2013/01/07 - $14,190 -65% 252 $56   $43,891,233 48
2013/01/08 - $13,698 -3% 252 $54   $43,904,931 49
2013/01/09 - $11,237 -18% 252 $45   $43,916,168 50
2013/01/10 - $11,638 +4% 252 $46   $43,927,806 51
2013/01/11 - $34,734 +198% 225 $154   $43,962,540 52
2013/01/12 - $46,978 +35% 225 $209   $44,009,518 53
2013/01/13 - $26,321 -44% 225 $117   $44,035,839 54
2013/01/14 - $9,074 -66% 225 $40   $44,044,913 55
2013/01/15 - $9,911 +9% 225 $44   $44,054,824 56
2013/01/16 - $8,560 -14% 225 $38   $44,063,384 57
2013/01/17 - $9,554 +12% 225 $42   $44,072,938 58
2013/01/18 - $59,184 +519% 249 $238   $44,132,122 59
2013/01/19 - $91,473 +55% 249 $367   $44,223,595 60
2013/01/20 - $64,395 -30% 249 $259   $44,287,990 61
2013/01/21 - $49,278 -23% 249 $198   $44,337,268 62
2013/01/22 - $17,706 -64% 249 $71   $44,354,974 63
2013/01/23 - $14,679 -17% 249 $59   $44,369,653 64
2013/01/24 - $17,633 +20% 249 $71   $44,387,286 65
2013/01/25 - $39,007 +121% 205 $190   $44,426,293 66
2013/01/26 - $71,782 +84% 205 $350   $44,498,075 67
2013/01/27 - $39,395 -45% 205 $192   $44,537,470 68
2013/01/28 - $11,072 -72% 205 $54   $44,548,542 69
2013/01/29 - $11,295 +2% 205 $55   $44,559,837 70
2013/01/30 - $10,354 -8% 205 $51   $44,570,191 71
2013/01/31 - $11,479 +11% 205 $56   $44,581,670 72
2013/02/01 - $27,717 +141% 153 $181   $44,609,387 73
2013/02/02 - $44,451 +60% 153 $291   $44,653,838 74
2013/02/03 - $13,688 -69% 153 $89   $44,667,526 75
2013/02/04 - $7,263 -47% 153 $47   $44,674,789 76
2013/02/05 - $7,823 +8% 153 $51   $44,682,612 77
2013/02/06 - $6,780 -13% 153 $44   $44,689,392 78
2013/02/07 - $7,025 +4% 153 $46   $44,696,417 79
2013/02/08 - $14,928 +112% 105 $142   $44,711,345 80
2013/02/09 - $25,677 +72% 105 $245   $44,737,022 81
2013/02/10 - $13,593 -47% 105 $129   $44,750,615 82
2013/02/11 - $4,188 -69% 105 $40   $44,754,803 83
2013/02/12 - $3,334 -20% 105 $32   $44,758,137 84
2013/02/13 - $3,239 -3% 105 $31   $44,761,376 85
2013/02/14 - $5,542 +71% 105 $53   $44,766,918 86
2013/02/15 - $7,176 +29% 56 $128   $44,774,094 87
2013/02/16 - $11,952 +67% 56 $213   $44,786,046 88
2013/02/17 - $8,890 -26% 56 $159   $44,794,936 89
2013/02/18 - $5,770 -35% 56 $103   $44,800,706 90
2013/02/19 - $1,996 -65% 56 $36   $44,802,702 91
2013/02/20 - $1,850 -7% 56 $33   $44,804,552 92
2013/02/21 - $2,231 +21% 56 $40   $44,806,783 93

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/23 7 $14,276,668   2,725 $5,239   $21,689,162 5
2012/11/30 8 $6,500,245 -54% 2,781 $2,337   $31,272,953 12
2012/12/07 8 $4,236,105 -35% 2,754 $1,538   $37,240,920 19
2012/12/14 10 $2,408,882 -43% 2,250 $1,071   $40,904,305 26
2012/12/21 15 $794,880 -67% 1,011 $786   $42,626,783 33
2012/12/28 22 $391,236 -51% 425 $921   $43,393,752 40
2013/01/04 29 $181,273 -54% 252 $719   $43,877,043 47
2013/01/11 33 $108,033 -40% 225 $480   $44,035,839 54
2013/01/18 31 $215,052 +99% 249 $864   $44,287,990 61
2013/01/25 35 $150,184 -30% 205 $733   $44,537,470 68
2013/02/01 40 $85,856 -43% 153 $561   $44,667,526 75
2013/02/08 47 $54,198 -37% 105 $516   $44,750,615 82
2013/02/15 53 $28,018 -48% 56 $500   $44,794,936 89

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/10/20133284,420 284,420$4,872,115$4,872,1151
3/17/20135118,335-58% 402,755$2,361,967$7,234,0812
3/24/2013949,288-58% 452,043$983,788$8,217,8703
3/31/20132252,217+6% 504,260$1,042,251$9,260,1214
4/7/20131728,183-46% 532,443$562,533$9,822,6545
4/21/20132620,904 563,941$339,272$10,373,3827

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/10/20133196,069 196,069$4,521,346$4,521,3461
3/17/2013559,886-69% 255,955$1,496,549$6,017,8952
3/24/20131125,276-58% 281,230$631,640$6,649,5353
3/31/20131819,833-22% 301,063$495,627$7,145,1624

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