Red Tails

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,876,377Details
International Box Office $489,121
Worldwide Box Office $50,365,498
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $14,451,403 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,521,433 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $20,972,836
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

1944. To help win the war, the Pentagon brass has no choice but to consider the untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are about to be shut down and shipped back home, they are given the ultimate chance to show their courage. These intrepid young airmen take to the skies to fight for their country - and the fate of the free world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
40% - Rotten
Audience
58% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$58,000,000
Theatrical Release: January 20th, 2012 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: May 22nd, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sequences of war violence.
(Rating bulletin 2197, 11/9/2011)
Keywords: Development Hell, Visual Effects, Ensemble, Discrimination, Bigotry, In a Plane, War, African-American, World War II
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm

Blu-ray Sales: True to Form

True Blood: Season Four led all new releases and earned top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart. During its first week of release, it sold 369,000 units and generated $12.93 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 34%, which is low for the format as a whole, but very strong for a TV on DVD release. More...

DVD Sales: Truth Wins Out

True Blood was the only major release on this week's DVD sales chart crushing newcomers and holdovers alike. It sold 717,000 units / $21.52 million during its opening week, which is fantastic for a TV on DVD release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Red Revels in Blu

New releases took the top four spots in the Blu-ray sales chart. Red Tails took first place with 446,000 units / $10.25 million for a 48% opening week Blu-ray share. The film was expensive to make and it didn't perform well enough in theaters, but its home market numbers are better. More...

DVD Sales: A Colorful Couple Weeks on DVD

After a major change on the back end of site, we have two weeks of home market numbers to get to, starting with the week ending on May 20th. New releases dominated the chart taking the top three spots and four of the top six. The Grey earned first place with 360,000 units / $6.12 million. This is a fine start given its theatrical run, but not an exceptional one. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 22nd, 2012

It's a strange week on the home market. There are not a lot of films on this week's list, but there are more first run releases than normal, while we are also moving into the summer TV schedule, so a lot of those shows are getting home market releases this week, in preparation for their upcoming seasons. The list is top-heavy, not very deep, and lacks contenders for for Pick of the Week. The Secret World of Arrietty is the best release and the Blu-ray looks amazing, but there are not a lot of extras to be found. Likewise, Sherlock: Season Two is a great show, but the DVD and Blu-ray don't have a lot of extras, plus the price-per-minute is rather high for a TV on DVD release. I have high hopes for The Woman in Black, but the screener is late. In the end I'm going with The Secret World of Arrietty, but the other two are Honorable Mentions. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Colorful Results over the Weekend

January completed the sweep this weekend, despite slipping 6% from last weekend to $126 million over the weekend. This was still 16% higher than the same weekend last year, meaning three out of the four weekends in January saw double-digit gains over 2011 and by the end, 2012's lead over 2011 was 12% at $812 million to $726 million. I'm starting to get a little optimistic and hopefully this trend will continue next month. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Grey Skies Clear Up?

There are three important questions that need to be answered this weekend. Can the box office finish the January sweep this weekend? Will Liam Neeson's box office reliability overcome Open Road's inexperience? And shouldn't The Grey be spelled The Gray? That is how it is spelled in America, as opposed to the U.K. Last year the number one film, The Rite, opened with less than $15 million. However, there were a total of five films with more than $10 million over the weekend. This year does look weaker, but it should be close. All it will take is one film to be a surprise hit and 2012 can come out a head for the fourth weekend in a row. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Underworld Rises to the Top

2012 has gone three for three in the year-over-year comparison. This weekend we have a couple films do a little better than expected and a couple films struggle a little bit, but the overall box office was up 1% from last weekend to $134 million. More importantly, the box office was up 30% from last year. Not only did we have better strength on top with Underworld: Awakening earning $25 million, but we also had much stronger depth. This bodes well going into next week and hopefully January will complete the sweep when compared to last year. Year-to-Date, 2012 now has a 15% lead over 2011 at $748 million to $653 million. It is still far too early to declare victory, but every dollar earned now puts us one dollar closer to matching last year's total. More...

Weekend Estimates: Underworld Awakens Box Office

A solid $25.4 million projected opening for Underworld: Awakening this weekend, backed by a better-than-expected $19.1 million for Red Tails will help give the industry a healthy start to 2012. Based on studio estimates released on Sunday, business this weekend should be up about 30% from the same weekend last year, and 2012 is currently running about 11% ahead of 2011. Obviously there's a long way to go, but early momentum is always useful. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Wake Up?

It's very early in the year, but so far 2012 is on a winning streak. Will that streak continue this weekend? This weekend we have three wide releases, Underworld: Awakening, Red Tails, and Haywire, plus a wide expansion, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Conversely, last year there was only one wide release, No Strings Attached, plus only one holdover that earned more than $10 million, The Green Hornet. This year we should have five films earning more than $10 million and this depth should help 2012 earn a win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2012 Preview: January

2011 ended, and really that's the only good news we got from the entire month of December. That's not snark either. Of the eleven films opening or expanding wide that month, six will definitely miss expectations by significant margins and with the other five it is too soon to tell, (it depends on how well they hold up during the New Year's Day long weekend). Only Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol can be considered a pleasant surprise, and even then it might not match original expectations. Looking forward, the only really good piece of news for this January is that last January was a pretty bad as well. Only two films, The Green Hornet and No Strings Attached, beat expectations by significant margins, while The Dilemma bombed hard enough to nearly wipe out those gains. This time around, the biggest hit will likely be Beauty and the Beast's 3D re-release, but even then, I doubt it will do as well as The Lion King's 3D re-release. There's a good chance the year will start off on a sour note, just like 2011 ended. More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - August 28, 2007

This week another number of upcoming movies, stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

Cast

Terrence Howard    Colonel A.J. Bullard
Cuba Gooding, Jr.    Major Emmanuel Stance
Nate Parker    Marty "Easy" Julian
David Oyelowo    Joe "Lighting" Little
Tristan Wilds    Ray "Junior" Gannon
Ne-Yo    Andrew "Smokey" Salem
Elijah Kelley    Samuel "Joker" George
Marcus T. Paulk    David "Deke" Watkins
Leslie Odom Jr.    Declan "Winky" Hall
Michael B. Jordan    Maurice Wilson
Kevin Phillips    Leon "Neon" Edwards
Andre Royo    Antwan "Coffee" Coleman
Cliff Smith    Sticks
Bryan Cranston    Colonel William Mortamus
Lee Tergesen    Colonel Jack Tomlinson
Gerald McRaney    Major General Luntz
Daniela Rauh    Sofia
Paul Fox    Miller
Matthew Marsh    Brigadier General Hauser
Lars Van Riesen    Pretty Boy
Barnaby Kay    Commanding General Westlake
David Gyasi    Corporal
Joshua Dallas    Ryan
Joel Einhorn    Travis J. Hanson
Michael Lindley    Kellison
Mark Bowen    R & R Crewman 2
Andrew Flach    R & R Crewman 3
Okezie Morro    Jammer
Aml Ameen    Bag O' Bones
Nathaniel Martello-White    Command Officer
Anthony Welsh    St. Lou
Henry Garrett    Hart
Rick Otto    Flynt
Gabriel Fleary    2nd Air Traffic Controller
Rupert Penry-Jones    Campbell
Byron Asher    Cambell's Navigator
Todd Detweiler    Campbell's Bombardier
Brett Lipman    Lead Bomber Navigator
Ryan Early    Bryce
Brian Gross    Lt. White
Ciaran McMenamin    Lowe
Matthew Alan    Pool Player
Mike Bautista    Campbell's Gunner
Jeremy Kocal    German Ground Soldiers
Michael Dixon    Lead Bomber Gunner
Paul Hampshire   
Leon Ockenden    Co-Pilot
Daniel Hirst   
Adam Gold    German Spotter
Mark Doerr    German POW Camp Commander
Richard Conti    German Guard
Blake Ellis    German POW Camp Guard
Philip Bulcock    Mission Captain
Dave Power    Prisoner 1
Sam Daly    Prisoner 2
Robert Kazinsky    Chester
Justin Irving    Air Controller
Chris Riedell    Bomber Navigator
Ben Steel    Luntz's Lieutenant
Jesse Caldwell    General
Matt McEnerney    Lieutenant Mikey
Tina D'Marco    Sofia's Mother
Jaime King    Axis Mary
Daniel Cerv    Side Gunner J
Jiri Kohout    German Pilot ME262
Michal Kern    Navigator J
Lukas Vydrzal    German Pilot 2
Jakub Smid    Side Gunner G
Jakub Slegr    German Pilot 3
Max Selim    Bouncing Betty Co-Pilot
Denny Ratajsky    German Controller A
Jiri Kout    German Controller B
Kelly Nimmer    Navigator A
Ondrej Hampl    Ball Turrett Gunner A

Production and Technical Credits

Casting    Alexa L. Fogel
Costume Designer    Alison Mitchell
Composer    Terence Blanchard
Visual Effects Supervisor    Craig Hammack
Editor    Michael O'Halloran
Editor    Ben Burtt
Production Designer    Nicholas Palmer
Director of Photography    John Aronson
Executive Producer    George Lucas
Producer    Rick McCallum
Producer    Charles Floyd Johnson
Screenwriter    John Ridley
Screenwriter    Aaron McGruder
Story Creator    John Ridley
Director    Anthony Hemingway

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/20 2 $5,981,106   2,512 $2,381   $5,981,106 1
2012/01/21 2 $8,603,320 +44% 2,512 $3,425   $14,584,426 2
2012/01/22 2 $4,197,728 -51% 2,512 $1,671   $18,782,154 3
2012/01/23 2 $1,345,587 -68% 2,512 $536   $20,127,741 4
2012/01/24 2 $1,287,922 -4% 2,512 $513   $21,415,663 5
2012/01/25 2 $972,227 -25% 2,512 $387   $22,387,890 6
2012/01/26 2 $991,905 +2% 2,512 $395   $23,379,795 7
2012/01/27 4 $2,771,032 +179% 2,573 $1,077   $26,150,827 8
2012/01/28 3 $4,848,462 +75% 2,573 $1,884   $30,999,289 9
2012/01/29 3 $2,750,829 -43% 2,573 $1,069   $33,750,118 10
2012/01/30 4 $637,514 -77% 2,573 $248   $34,387,632 11
2012/01/31 4 $705,940 +11% 2,573 $274   $35,093,572 12
2012/02/01 4 $613,447 -13% 2,573 $238   $35,707,019 13
2012/02/02 4 $616,439 n/c 2,573 $240   $36,323,458 14
2012/02/03 8 $1,491,781 +142% 2,347 $636   $37,815,239 15
2012/02/04 6 $2,577,500 +73% 2,347 $1,098   $40,392,739 16
2012/02/05 8 $666,314 -74% 2,347 $284   $41,059,053 17
2012/02/06 5 $395,552 -41% 2,347 $169   $41,454,605 18
2012/02/07 9 $443,346 +12% 2,347 $189   $41,897,951 19
2012/02/08 8 $358,863 -19% 2,347 $153   $42,256,814 20
2012/02/09 7 $406,572 +13% 2,347 $173   $42,663,386 21
2012/02/10 12 $637,782 +57% 1,580 $404   $43,301,168 22
2012/02/11 10 $1,118,297 +75% 1,580 $708   $44,419,465 23
2012/02/12 11 $661,307 -41% 1,580 $419   $45,080,772 24
2012/02/13 12 $201,078 -70% 1,580 $127   $45,281,850 25
2012/02/14 13 $392,109 +95% 1,580 $248   $45,673,959 26
2012/02/15 12 $212,521 -46% 1,580 $135   $45,886,480 27
2012/02/16 12 $230,056 +8% 1,580 $146   $46,116,536 28
2012/02/17 - $387,283 +68% 1,580 $245   $46,503,819 29
2012/02/18 - $595,163 +54% 1,580 $377   $47,098,982 30
2012/02/19 - $459,647 -23% 1,580 $291   $47,558,629 31
2012/02/20 - $327,225 -29% 1,580 $207   $47,885,854 32
2012/02/21 - $117,112 -64% 1,580 $74   $48,002,966 33
2012/02/22 - $106,044 -9% 1,580 $67   $48,109,010 34
2012/02/23 - $124,075 +17% 1,580 $79   $48,233,085 35
2012/02/24 - $129,694 +5% 489 $265   $48,362,779 36
2012/02/25 - $195,809 +51% 489 $400   $48,558,588 37
2012/02/26 - $111,510 -43% 489 $228   $48,670,098 38
2012/02/27 - $32,955 -70% 489 $67   $48,703,053 39
2012/02/28 - $46,789 +42% 489 $96   $48,749,842 40
2012/02/29 - $47,323 +1% 489 $97   $48,797,165 41
2012/03/01 - $35,656 -25% 489 $73   $48,832,821 42
2012/03/02 - $54,418 +53% 249 $219   $48,887,239 43
2012/03/03 - $87,074 +60% 249 $350   $48,974,313 44
2012/03/04 - $49,403 -43% 249 $198   $49,023,716 45
2012/03/05 - $14,224 -71% 249 $57   $49,037,940 46
2012/03/06 - $16,781 +18% 249 $67   $49,054,721 47
2012/03/07 - $19,287 +15% 249 $77   $49,074,008 48
2012/03/08 - $18,071 -6% 249 $73   $49,227,987 49
2012/03/09 - $33,231 +84% 178 $187   $49,261,218 50
2012/03/10 - $51,799 +56% 178 $291   $49,313,017 51
2012/03/11 - $30,171 -42% 178 $170   $49,343,188 52
2012/03/12 - $10,440 -65% 178 $59   $49,353,628 53
2012/03/13 - $11,790 +13% 178 $66   $49,365,418 54
2012/03/14 - $11,847 n/c 178 $67   $49,377,265 55
2012/03/15 - $11,784 -1% 178 $66   $49,389,049 56
2012/03/16 - $25,734 +118% 152 $169   $49,414,783 57
2012/03/17 - $43,080 +67% 152 $283   $49,457,863 58
2012/03/18 - $22,902 -47% 152 $151   $49,480,765 59
2012/03/19 - $9,055 -60% 152 $60   $49,489,820 60
2012/03/20 - $12,759 +41% 152 $84   $49,502,579 61
2012/03/21 - $10,883 -15% 152 $72   $49,513,462 62
2012/03/22 - $12,988 +19% 152 $85   $49,526,450 63
2012/03/23 - $21,069 +62% 131 $161   $49,547,519 64
2012/03/24 - $32,509 +54% 131 $248   $49,580,028 65
2012/03/25 - $20,602 -37% 131 $157   $49,600,630 66
2012/03/26 - $8,341 -60% 131 $64   $49,608,971 67
2012/03/27 - $13,016 +56% 131 $99   $49,621,987 68
2012/03/28 - $10,125 -22% 131 $77   $49,632,112 69
2012/03/29 - $11,466 +13% 131 $88   $49,643,578 70
2012/03/30 - $22,133 +93% 101 $219   $49,665,711 71
2012/03/31 - $22,410 +1% 101 $222   $49,688,121 72
2012/04/01 - $15,221 -32% 101 $151   $49,703,342 73
2012/04/02 - $6,522 -57% 101 $65   $49,709,864 74
2012/04/03 - $10,753 +65% 101 $106   $49,720,617 75
2012/04/04 - $6,278 -42% 101 $62   $49,726,895 76
2012/04/05 - $7,349 +17% 101 $73   $49,734,244 77
2012/04/06 - $9,678 +32% 55 $176   $49,743,922 78
2012/04/07 - $10,640 +10% 55 $193   $49,754,562 79
2012/04/08 - $5,062 -52% 55 $92   $49,759,624 80
2012/04/09 - $3,058 -40% 55 $56   $49,762,682 81
2012/04/10 - $3,090 +1% 55 $56   $49,765,772 82
2012/04/11 - $3,055 -1% 55 $56   $49,768,827 83
2012/04/12 - $3,419 +12% 55 $62   $49,772,246 84
2012/04/13 - $8,577 +151% 43 $199   $49,780,823 85
2012/04/14 - $10,929 +27% 43 $254   $49,791,752 86
2012/04/15 - $6,444 -41% 43 $150   $49,798,196 87
2012/04/16 - $2,233 -65% 43 $52   $49,800,429 88
2012/04/17 - $2,096 -6% 43 $49   $49,802,525 89
2012/04/18 - $1,956 -7% 43 $45   $49,804,481 90
2012/04/19 - $2,155 +10% 43 $50   $49,806,636 91
2012/04/20 - $6,004 +179% 39 $154   $49,812,640 92
2012/04/21 - $8,976 +50% 39 $230   $49,821,616 93
2012/04/22 - $4,105 -54% 39 $105   $49,825,721 94
2012/04/23 - $1,446 -65% 39 $37   $49,827,167 95
2012/04/24 - $2,064 +43% 39 $53   $49,829,231 96
2012/04/25 - $1,545 -25% 39 $40   $49,830,776 97
2012/04/26 - $1,778 +15% 39 $46   $49,832,554 98
2012/04/27 - $4,629 +160% 39 $119   $49,837,183 99
2012/04/28 - $7,230 +56% 39 $185   $49,844,413 100
2012/04/29 - $3,781 -48% 39 $97   $49,848,194 101
2012/04/30 - $1,217 -68% 39 $31   $49,849,411 102
2012/05/01 - $1,764 +45% 39 $45   $49,851,175 103
2012/05/02 - $1,238 -30% 39 $32   $49,852,413 104
2012/05/03 - $1,561 +26% 39 $40   $49,853,974 105
2012/05/04 - $1,537 -2% 39 $39   $49,855,511 106
2012/05/05 - $1,991 +30% 39 $51   $49,857,502 107
2012/05/06 - $904 -55% 39 $23   $49,858,406 108
2012/05/07 - $287 -68% 39 $7   $49,858,693 109
2012/05/08 - $384 +34% 39 $10   $49,859,077 110
2012/05/09 - $557 +45% 39 $14   $49,859,634 111
2012/05/10 - $346 -38% 39 $9   $49,859,980 112
2012/05/11 - $2,804 +710% 9 $312   $49,862,784 113
2012/05/12 - $3,038 +8% 9 $338   $49,865,822 114
2012/05/13 - $792 -74% 9 $88   $49,866,614 115
2012/05/14 - $432 -45% 9 $48   $49,867,046 116
2012/05/15 - $127 -71% 9 $14   $49,867,173 117
2012/05/16 - $241 +90% 9 $27   $49,867,414 118
2012/05/17 - $347 +44% 9 $39   $49,867,761 119
2012/05/18 - $231 -33% 3 $77   $49,867,992 120
2012/05/19 - $276 +19% 3 $92   $49,868,268 121
2012/05/20 - $540 +96% 3 $180   $49,868,808 122
2012/05/21 - $253 -53% 3 $84   $49,869,061 123
2012/05/22 - $333 +32% 3 $111   $49,869,394 124
2012/05/23 - $288 -14% 3 $96   $49,869,682 125
2012/05/24 - $199 -31% 3 $66   $49,869,881 126
2012/05/25 - $374 +88% 7 $53   $49,870,255 127
2012/05/26 - $483 +29% 7 $69   $49,870,738 128
2012/05/27 - $702 +45% 7 $100   $49,871,440 129
2012/05/28 - $504 -28% 7 $72   $49,871,944 130
2012/05/29 - $341 -32% 7 $49   $49,872,285 131
2012/05/30 - $1,022 +200% 7 $146   $49,873,307 132
2012/05/31 - $209 -80% 7 $30   $49,873,516 133
2012/06/01 - $781 +274% 5 $156   $49,874,297 134
2012/06/02 - $1,019 +30% 5 $204   $49,875,316 135
2012/06/03 - $273 -73% 5 $55   $49,875,589 136
2012/06/04 - $180 -34% 5 $36   $49,875,769 137
2012/06/05 - $242 +34% 5 $48   $49,876,011 138
2012/06/06 - $125 -48% 5 $25   $49,876,136 139
2012/06/07 - $241 +93% 5 $48   $49,876,377 140

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/20 2 $18,782,154   2,512 $7,477   $18,782,154 3
2012/01/27 4 $10,370,323 -45% 2,573 $4,030   $33,750,118 10
2012/02/03 7 $4,735,595 -54% 2,347 $2,018   $41,059,053 17
2012/02/10 11 $2,417,386 -49% 1,580 $1,530   $45,080,772 24
2012/02/17 15 $1,442,093 -40% 1,009 $1,429   $47,558,629 31
2012/02/24 21 $437,013 -70% 489 $894   $48,670,098 38
2012/03/02 30 $190,895 -56% 249 $767   $49,023,716 45
2012/03/09 38 $115,201 -40% 178 $647   $49,343,188 52
2012/03/16 39 $91,716 -20% 152 $603   $49,480,765 59
2012/03/23 44 $74,180 -19% 131 $566   $49,600,630 66
2012/03/30 47 $59,764 -19% 101 $592   $49,703,342 73
2012/04/06 56 $25,380 -58% 55 $461   $49,759,624 80
2012/04/13 57 $25,950 +2% 43 $603   $49,798,196 87
2012/04/20 65 $19,085 -26% 39 $489   $49,825,721 94
2012/04/27 70 $15,640 -18% 39 $401   $49,848,194 101
2012/05/04 84 $4,432 -72% 39 $114   $49,858,406 108
2012/05/11 76 $6,634 +50% 9 $737   $49,866,614 115
2012/05/18 100 $1,047 -84% 3 $349   $49,868,808 122
2012/05/25 65 $1,559 +49% 7 $223   $49,871,440 129
2012/06/01 93 $2,073 +33% 5 $415   $49,875,589 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/27/20121416,755 416,755$6,234,655$6,234,6551
6/3/20123147,440-65% 564,195$2,205,702$8,440,3572
6/10/2012876,536-48% 640,731$1,144,979$9,585,3363
6/17/20121170,015-9% 710,746$1,047,424$10,632,7604
6/24/20121836,031-49% 746,777$594,872$11,227,6325
7/1/20122424,459-32% 771,236$413,113$11,640,7446
7/8/20122723,005-6% 794,241$405,808$12,046,5537
7/15/20122919,560-15% 813,801$343,669$12,390,2228

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/27/20121168,637 168,637$3,912,378$3,912,3781
6/3/2012335,483-79% 204,120$885,668$4,798,0462
6/10/20121015,934-55% 220,055$397,714$5,195,7603
6/17/20121614,652-8% 234,706$368,202$5,563,9624

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