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Rescue Dawn (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,490,423Details
International Box Office $1,547,463
Worldwide Box Office $7,037,886
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,889,154 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $24,889,154
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 4th, 2007 (Exclusive) by MGM
July 27th, 2007 (Expands Wide) by MGM
Video Release: November 20th, 2007 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sequences of intense war violence and torture
Comparisons: vs. Apocalypse Now
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Keywords: Vietnam War, War, Rescue, Escape, Hallucinations, C.I.A.
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: Luxembourg,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,265 $405 Oct 26, 2007 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,413 $1,080 Oct 19, 2007 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,506 $2,027 Oct 12, 2007 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,855 $1,926 Oct 5, 2007 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,781 $5,395 Sep 28, 2007 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,866 $9,818 Sep 21, 2007 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,153 $11,884 Sep 14, 2007 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,207 $20,541 Sep 7, 2007 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,010 $47,039 Aug 31, 2007 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,106 $66,417 Aug 24, 2007 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,730 $158,542 Aug 17, 2007 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,807 $268,848 Aug 10, 2007 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,745 $560,903 Aug 3, 2007 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,360 $1,650,282 Jul 27, 2007 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,366 $349,842 Jul 20, 2007 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,740 $363,093 Jul 13, 2007 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,938 $110,326 Jul 6, 2007 5

Cast

   Dieter Dengler
Steve Zahn    Duane
Jeremy Davies    Gene
Galen Yuen    Y.C.
Abhijati "Meuk" Jusakul    Phisit
Chaiyan "Lek" Chunsuttiwat    Procet
Teerawat Mulvilai    Little Hitler

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Werner Herzog
Composer    Klaus Badelt

DVD Sales - Living for the Home Market

December 3rd, 2007

New releases were not plentiful on the sales chart this week, but they dominated the top five by taking three spots. This includes Live Free or Die Hard in first place with 2.06 million units sold and $35.11 million in total sales. More...

DVD Rentals - Die Hard far from Free

December 3rd, 2007

Like on the sales chart, Live Free or Die Hard led the way in rentals with $12.42 million during its first week of release, which makes it one of the best renting new releases of the year. More...

Award Season - Juno and Dylan Have Plenty of Spirit

November 29th, 2007

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced. Several films received nods, but I'm Not There and Juno were the big hits. More...

DVD Releases for November 20, 2007 - Part II

November 20th, 2007

Another big list of DVD releases, including nearly a dozen spotlight reviews. And again, we had to split the list into two parts. There is also a number of high quality releases this week making the selection for DVD Pick of the Week tough to make. Live Free or Die Hard had me interested, either the Unrated 2-Disc Edition or as part of the Blu-Ray Die Hard Collection, but in the end I went with Star Trek - The Original Series - Season 1 - HD-DVD/DVD Combo. Even at that price, it is still the best on this week's list. More...

Documentaries are Super on the Per Theater Chart

August 21st, 2007

A handful of films crossed the $10,000 mark this past weekend led by The 11th Hour with just over $60,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $15,213. This is an impressive, but well below the opening of An Inconvenient Truth, which averaged more than The 11th Hour made in total. Send a Bullet was second with an estimated $13,000 in one theater. The overall box office leader, Superbad, placed third, averaging $11,212 in just under 3,000 theaters. The King of Kong was the only other film to top $10,000 and the third documentary to reach that milestone this weekend. It earned just over $50,000 in 5 theaters for an average of $10,299. More...

Ultimatum Alone on Top of the Per Theater Chart

August 7th, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum was the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this week, earning an impressive $18,930, which was close to double its nearest competition. But, while there was only one member of the $10,000 club, a few films came very close, including Becoming Jane with $9,721, which is even more impressive with a theater count of 100. It is also more than enough to guarantee expansion. More...

No End on the Per Theater Chart

July 31st, 2007

Transformation: The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard surprised on top of the per theater chart with an impressive $25,460 earned in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, The Simpsons Movie, was in second place with $18,877 while This is England was close behind with $18,430. The political documentary, No End in Sight opened very strongly with more than $30,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $15,767. Finally, The Devil Came on Horseback also topped $10,000 with $11,143 over the weekend and $18,336 since Wednesday. More...

Simpsons Rake in the D'oh!

July 30th, 2007

Practically every film in the top five beat expectations, including The Simpsons Movie, which crushed expectations. This helped push the overall box office to $185 million over the weekend and that was roughly 19% higher than the last weekend and a stunning 40% higher than the same weekend last year. With one or two more summer releases that could top $200 million, this has been a very lucrative season and one that helped to put 2007 in the record books. More...

The Writing is on the Wall (or should that be Blackboard?)

July 27th, 2007

One of the most important and anticipated films of modern times opens in theaters this weekend. The Simpsons Movie looks to change how we look at culture and perhaps change the very way we humans interact. OK, probably not, but it should make a boatload of money at the box office this weekend. More...

Joint Partnership for Sunshine on Per Theater Chart

July 24th, 2007

Sunshine opened stronger than expected at the weekend, earning close to $250,000 in 10 theaters for an average of $24,296. This is more than enough to justify expanding over the coming weeks, but a wide release is still not guaranteed. The only other film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Partner with $10,073. More...

Phoenix Flies to the Top of the Per Theater Chart

July 17th, 2007

The overall box office leader, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was also the leader on the per theater chart with an impressive $17,995 in over 4,000 theaters. My Best Friend was reasonably close behind with an average of $15,082 in three theaters. Meanwhile, Talk to Me exploded on the scene with more than $400,000 in 33 theaters for an average of $12,182. This should be more than enough to earn some mainstream success. Speaking of mainstream success, Rescue Dawn just missed the $10,000 club this week despite growing from 6 theaters to 38 and maintained an average of $9,555. More...

Dawn to the Rescue of the Per Theater Chart

July 10th, 2007

Rescue Dawn was the top draw on the per theater chart this weekend, earning an average of $18,388 in 6 theaters over the weekend and $27,979 since Wednesday. The overall box office champ, The Transformers, placed a very close second with $17,577. The re-release of Le Doulos grew by 10.51% to $10,346 in its lone theater and made it into the $10,000 club. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 1st - July 7, 2007

July 7th, 2007

The list returns to its normal busy self, in fact, we have several sites making their first appearance this weekend. In addition, there were a couple of older sites that saw massive updates, including this week's winner, Charlie Bartlett - Official Site. More...

Introducing Some Dynamite Limited releases

July 4th, 2007

July 4th means the launch of a few limited releases, including some that have a serious shot at mainstream success. Number one of this list is Rescue Dawn, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it wasn't the only film on this week's list that expands over the coming weeks. More...

2007 Preview: July

July 1st, 2007

After a record-breaking start, the summer has slowed down considerably. Granted, it is still hot with a number of big, big blockbusters coming out. In fact, every week in July there's at least one potential $100 million movie. But that's nothing compared to what we saw in May when we have three films open with $100 million. Even worse, outside the four main releases, none of the counter-programming releases look like they will become hits and that will hurt the overall box office. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 10 - June 16, 2007

June 17th, 2007

There weren't as many websites on this week's list as in the past few weeks, but there were at least three that earned some consideration for the Weekly Website Award. In the end, that honor went to I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 20 - May 26, 2007

May 26th, 2007

Another slow week. If this keeps up I'm going to have to rethink my methodology. Not only were there not as many sites as I would like, there were none that really stood out as award-worthy. The best was Stardust - Official Site, but here I will wait for more of the content to be added before I make a final decision. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 8, 2007

April 8th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Mr. Bean's Holiday, The Other Boleyn Girl, 21 and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - March 18, 2007

March 18th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Reaping, Skinwalkers, Hot Rod and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - November 5, 2006

November 5th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for National Treasure 2, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, some DreamWorks digital animation movies and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 17, 2006

September 17th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains a number of new and changed release dates. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/07/06 28 $110,326   6 $18,388   $167,872 5
2007/07/13 21 $363,093 +229% 38 $9,555   $591,998 12
2007/07/20 20 $349,842 -4% 57 $6,138   $1,117,279 19
2007/07/27 11 $1,650,282 +372% 500 $3,301   $2,954,746 26
2007/08/03 18 $560,903 -66% 505 $1,111   $4,218,459 33
2007/08/10 24 $268,848 -52% 403 $667   $4,826,789 40
2007/08/17 33 $158,542 -41% 278 $570   $5,141,295 47
2007/08/24 47 $66,417 -58% 128 $519   $5,300,124 54
2007/08/31 52 $47,039 -29% 74 $636   $5,378,911 61
2007/09/07 67 $20,541 -56% 63 $326   $5,427,913 68
2007/09/14 81 $11,884 -42% 36 $330   $5,448,326 75
2007/09/21 77 $9,818 -17% 16 $614   $5,464,879 82
2007/09/28 92 $5,395 -45% 10 $540   $5,475,012 89
2007/10/05 104 $1,926 -64% 11 $175   $5,478,687 96
2007/10/12 99 $2,027 +5% 11 $184   $5,482,080 103
2007/10/19 121 $1,080 -47% 4 $270   $5,483,509 110
2007/10/26 124 $405 -63% 4 $101   $5,484,375 117

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/07/30 11 $192,056   500 $384   $3,146,802 27
2007/07/31 12 $177,081 -8% 500 $354   $3,323,883 28
2007/08/01 12 $170,937 -3% 500 $342   $3,494,820 29
2007/09/03 51 $14,798   74 $200   $5,393,709 62

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/07/06 29 $171,359   6 $28,560   $228,905 9
2007/07/13 24 $538,532 +214% 38 $14,172   $767,437 16
2007/07/20 20 $537,027 n/c 57 $9,422   $1,304,464 23
2007/07/27 11 $2,353,092 +338% 500 $4,706   $3,657,556 30
2007/08/03 20 $900,385 -62% 505 $1,783   $4,557,941 37
2007/08/10 26 $424,812 -53% 403 $1,054   $4,982,753 44
2007/08/17 34 $250,954 -41% 278 $903   $5,233,707 51
2007/08/24 45 $98,165 -61% 128 $767   $5,331,872 58
2007/08/31 52 $75,500 -23% 74 $1,020   $5,407,372 65
2007/09/07 69 $29,070 -61% 63 $461   $5,436,442 72
2007/09/14 77 $18,619 -36% 36 $517   $5,455,061 79
2007/09/21 77 $14,556 -22% 16 $910   $5,469,617 86
2007/09/28 89 $7,144 -51% 10 $714   $5,476,761 93
2007/10/05 97 $3,292 -54% 11 $299   $5,480,053 100
2007/10/12 101 $2,376 -28% 11 $216   $5,482,429 107
2007/10/19 116 $1,541 -35% 4 $385   $5,483,970 114

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/25/200729347,819 347,819$6,952,902$6,952,9021
11/9/20082533,530 1,312,304$502,615$23,341,14951
11/16/20082836,289+8% 1,348,593$543,972$23,885,12152

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