Predators

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,000,688Details
International Box Office $75,233,701
Worldwide Box Office $127,234,389
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $21,560,067 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,971,009 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $32,531,076
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet... as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers - mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members - human "predators" that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 9th, 2010 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: October 19th, 2010 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong creature violence and gore, and pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2128, 7/7/2010)
Franchise: Predator
Keywords: Kidnap, Alien Invasion, Special Ops, Serial Killer
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Contest: Tasty Treats

It's Thanksgiving long weekend next weekend, which could make our weekly box office prediction contest a little more complicated for a couple reasons. First of all, our target film, Tangled, opens on Wednesday, but we are only interested in the Friday to Sunday number. Secondly, Thanksgiving is just a confusing weekend much of the time. You would think family films would do huge business, but a lot of the time, families are too busy eating to see a movie. Fortunately, we do have a really big prize to entice people to enter. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Tangled. 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 Avatar: Extended Collector's Edtion on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of a different "Humans fighting on an alien world" movie, Predators on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD Sales: New Releases are Not Very Sexy

New releases again failed to make much of an impact on this week's sale chart with only three placing in the top 30. However, one of those, Sex and the City 2, did take top spot with 989,000 units and $16.81 million during its opening week. This is weaker than its predecessor opened with, but in line with expectations, more or less. More...

DVD Sales: Dragons Prey on New Releases

New releases failed to make much of an impact on this week's DVD sales chart with only one placing in the top five and only two or three others in the top 30. This left How to Train Your Dragon on top with an easy win at 1.42 million units for the week. This gives it totals of 3.29 million / $70.40 million in consumer spending at retail, which makes it the third-best-selling DVD for any 2010 theatrical release and the eighth-best-selling DVD of the year. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Predators

Back when Predator came out in 1987, it starred Arnold Schwarzenegger before he became a massive box office draw. He did have a lot of fans and his movies were mostly hits, but he wasn't a $100 million star yet. Predator was at the time his biggest hit, and has since developed a huge following, spawning video games, comic books, even a franchise crossover. Trying to reboot the franchise 20 years after the original... well, I was excited. However, in the end, Predators made less at the box office in terms of raw dollars despite the 23 years of inflation backing it up. So what went wrong? Was it just a bad movie, or do we have to look for other reasons. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 19th, 2010

There's a bit of a lull in activity on the home market this week, at least in terms of big sellers. The best selling release is Predators and while I recommend picking up the Blu-ray, the movie barely made $50 million at the box office, so I have realistic expectations regarding its sales potential. Meanwhile, the Pick of the Week is a classic from 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35th Anniversary Blu-ray. More...

International Details: Toy Story Falls, and Rises, to Second Place

Over the past weekend, Toy Story 3 fell to second place on the international chart with $38.69 million on 7806 screens in 42 markets. However, it rose to second place for 2010 on the international chart with $436.65 million overtaking Shrek Forever After. The only 2010 release that has made more internationally is Alice in Wonderland. Worldwide it now has $826.41 million and it has very likely already surpassed Finding Nemo to become Pixar's biggest hit. The film's only major release of the week came in Germany over the weekend, where it made $4.03 million on 740 screens, bringing the total to $4.35 million. While this is a good result, its not great, and prior to this the film had been doing great. It also remained in the top spot in the U.K. over the weekend, with $12.81 million on 564 screens, for a two week total of $62.82 million. It has likely overtaken Alice in Wonderland to become the biggest hit of 2010 released in that market. As for the film's future, it has yet to open in South Korea and Scandinavia. If it does well in those markets, $1 billion worldwide is still within reach. More...

International Details: Inception's Fast Start

After opening in a few markets last weekend, Inception got its international run off in earnest last weekend and climbed into second place with $56.78 million on 5,177 screens in 36 markets for a still early total of $87.86 million. It opened in a number of major markets and debuted in first place in most of them. The biggest was Japan with $7.86 million on 525 screens over the weekend and $8.94 million in total. France was also a lucrative market for the film with $8.01 million on 626 screens, while in South Korea it made $6.01 million on 583 screens over the weekend and $7.89 million in total. Russia added $7.08 million on 895 screens to its weekend haul, while Australia produced $6.67 million on 413. The film only managed seventh in Mexico with just $467,000 on 152 screens, but this was a low screen count. In the U.K. the film was down just 29% to $6.47 million on 456 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.01 after two. More...

International Details: Twilight Setting But Still Strong

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse slipped to second place with $43.82 million on 9,527 screens in 61 markets for a total of $295.66 million internationally and $560.45 million worldwide. This includes a first place debut in Germany with $9.76 million on 767 screens over the weekend and $12.30 million in total. On the other hand, the film was down a stunning 75% in the U.K. to $5.19 million over the weekend and $33.84 million after two. The amazing growth the franchise saw from installment one to two is gone, but this is still a fantastically profitable movie. More...

Inception Starts Strong, but will it have Long Legs?

Neither of the two new releases were able to match expectations, while the holdovers were not able to compensate. This left the overall box office down 7% to $178 million for the weekend. That was still 11% higher than last year, lifting 2010's lead over 2009 to $6.22 billion to $5.97 billion. Attendance is still down by 2%, but revenue is higher by 4% thanks to the increased price for 3D tickets. More...

International Details: Shrek Stuck in Second

Shrek Forever After remained in second place with a hearty $56.42 million on 6,987 screens in 41 markets for a total of $209.55 million internationally and $443.33 worldwide. There was some excellent news this week, as the film opened in first place in Brazil with $6.86 million on 658 screens, which is an all-time record in that market for an animated film. Meanwhile in Spain it opened with $4.12 million on 748 screens over the weekend and $4.97 million in total, but Shrek the Third made more than $7.5 million during its opening three years ago. Finally, it opened atop Poland with $2.73 million on 235 screens. Poland isn't normally considered a major market, but when it comes to animated films, it usually is. As far as holdovers go, it held on extremely well in South Korea, down just 20% to $4.66 million on 566 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.81 million after two. On the other hand, it was down nearly 50% in the U.K. To $6.88 million on 537 screens over the weekend and $25.81 million after two. More...

Despicable is Anything But

It was a great weekend at the box office with four of the top five films beating expectations. The helped the overall box office climb to $192 million, which was an increase of 2% from last weekend and considering last weekend was a holiday, this is impressive. (Granted, July 4th did land on a Sunday, which undoubtedly hurt the industry's three-day weekend haul, but I'm still impressed.) Additionally, the weekend saw 34% growth from the same weekend last year, which is beyond impressive. Year-to-date, 2010 now has a 4.9% lead over 2009, $5.94 billion to $5.66 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Despicable is a Delight for Universal

The long wait for an out and out hit is over for Universal this weekend, thanks to a great opening weekend for Despicable Me. The kids comedy had been getting good reviews, and benefited from a great marketing campaign, but was going head-to-head with Toy Story 3, and had to fight for every screen (2D and 3D) that it played on. So the studio will be delighted with its estimated $60.1 million opening. With good word-of-mouth, the film can set its sights on $200 million, and strong video revenues to come. With a production budget of $69 million, the studio will be reaping big profits on this one. More...

Weekend Preview: Will the Box Office Remain Hot?

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It's a post-holiday weekend and that usually means a serious drop-off at the box office. Add in two films with serious Fanboy, and Fangirl, issues, and this is twice as true this weekend. However, we do have two films that are earning strong reviews and this could help mitigate the losses. Also, this time last year wasn't particularly strong either, so we won't need a $40 million debut to keep 2010 close to 2009's pace. Although that would certainly help and it is not out of the question. More...

2010 Preview: July

The summer has really started to get depressing, not just disappointing. It's getting to the point where a film merely matching expectations is enough to celebrate, while beating expectations is practically unheard of. Speaking of which, of the ten wide releases that opened in June only four matched expectations. Granted, that's better than May, but still disappointing. Going forwards, what is likely the biggest hit of July actually opens on the last day of June. Given how front-loaded The Twilight Saga: Eclipse could be, this could have a serious effect when we compare this year's box office to last July. More...

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Nimrod Antal

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/09 3 $10,406,494   2,669 $3,899   $10,406,494 1
2010/07/10 4 $8,467,871 -19% 2,669 $3,173   $18,874,365 2
2010/07/11 3 $5,886,517 -30% 2,669 $2,206   $24,760,882 3
2010/07/12 4 $2,605,828 -56% 2,669 $976   $27,366,710 4
2010/07/13 5 $2,364,620 -9% 2,669 $886   $29,731,330 5
2010/07/14 6 $1,882,062 -20% 2,669 $705   $31,613,392 6
2010/07/15 6 $1,670,649 -11% 2,669 $626   $33,284,041 7
2010/07/16 8 $2,173,149 +30% 2,669 $814   $35,457,190 8
2010/07/17 8 $2,687,050 +24% 2,669 $1,007   $38,144,240 9
2010/07/18 8 $2,156,303 -20% 2,669 $808   $40,300,543 10
2010/07/19 8 $919,495 -57% 2,669 $345   $41,220,038 11
2010/07/20 8 $930,473 +1% 2,669 $349   $42,150,511 12
2010/07/21 8 $793,922 -15% 2,669 $297   $42,944,433 13
2010/07/22 8 $773,992 -3% 2,669 $290   $43,718,425 14
2010/07/23 10 $910,065 +18% 1,846 $493   $44,628,490 15
2010/07/24 10 $1,228,750 +35% 1,846 $666   $45,857,240 16
2010/07/25 10 $981,841 -20% 1,846 $532   $46,839,081 17
2010/07/26 10 $420,728 -57% 1,846 $228   $47,259,809 18
2010/07/27 10 $404,339 -4% 1,846 $219   $47,664,148 19
2010/07/28 10 $370,701 -8% 1,846 $201   $48,034,849 20
2010/07/29 11 $363,110 -2% 1,846 $197   $48,397,959 21
2010/07/30 14 $321,175 -12% 873 $368   $48,719,134 22
2010/07/31 14 $442,758 +38% 873 $507   $49,161,892 23
2010/08/01 14 $329,357 -26% 873 $377   $49,491,249 24
2010/08/02 14 $160,105 -51% 873 $183   $49,651,354 25
2010/08/03 - $140,732 -12% 873 $161   $49,792,086 26
2010/08/04 - $132,786 -6% 873 $152   $49,924,872 27
2010/08/05 - $129,126 -3% 873 $148   $50,053,998 28
2010/08/06 - $133,015 +3% 454 $293   $50,187,013 29
2010/08/07 - $175,147 +32% 454 $386   $50,362,160 30
2010/08/08 - $135,483 -23% 454 $298   $50,497,643 31
2010/08/09 - $60,341 -55% 454 $133   $50,557,984 32
2010/08/10 - $59,355 -2% 454 $131   $50,617,339 33
2010/08/11 - $54,722 -8% 454 $121   $50,672,061 34
2010/08/12 - $50,711 -7% 454 $112   $50,722,772 35
2010/08/13 - $112,287 +121% 343 $327   $50,835,059 36
2010/08/14 - $148,490 +32% 343 $433   $50,983,549 37
2010/08/15 - $78,280 -47% 343 $228   $51,061,829 38
2010/08/16 - $36,492 -53% 343 $106   $51,098,321 39
2010/08/17 - $35,126 -4% 343 $102   $51,133,447 40
2010/08/18 - $32,782 -7% 343 $96   $51,166,229 41
2010/08/19 - $31,014 -5% 343 $90   $51,197,243 42
2010/08/20 - $71,564 +131% 234 $306   $51,268,807 43
2010/08/21 - $85,742 +20% 234 $366   $51,354,549 44
2010/08/22 - $43,108 -50% 234 $184   $51,397,657 45
2010/08/23 - $18,758 -56% 234 $80   $51,416,415 46
2010/08/24 - $17,445 -7% 234 $75   $51,433,860 47
2010/08/25 - $15,935 -9% 234 $68   $51,449,795 48
2010/08/26 - $16,192 +2% 234 $69   $51,465,987 49
2010/08/27 - $45,837 +183% 187 $245   $51,511,824 50
2010/08/28 - $69,642 +52% 187 $372   $51,581,466 51
2010/08/29 - $37,556 -46% 187 $201   $51,619,022 52
2010/08/30 - $14,051 -63% 187 $75   $51,633,073 53
2010/08/31 - $15,142 +8% 187 $81   $51,648,215 54
2010/09/01 - $13,438 -11% 187 $72   $51,661,653 55
2010/09/02 - $13,355 -1% 187 $71   $51,675,008 56
2010/09/03 - $20,574 +54% 111 $185   $51,695,582 57
2010/09/04 - $35,703 +74% 111 $322   $51,731,285 58
2010/09/05 - $44,035 +23% 111 $397   $51,775,320 59
2010/09/06 50 $13,513 -69% 111 $122   $51,788,833 60
2010/09/07 - $5,364 -60% 111 $48   $51,794,197 61
2010/09/08 - $5,103 -5% 111 $46   $51,799,300 62
2010/09/09 - $5,007 -2% 111 $45   $51,804,307 63
2010/09/10 - $14,218 +184% 111 $128   $51,818,525 64
2010/09/11 - $26,335 +85% 111 $237   $51,844,860 65
2010/09/12 - $11,376 -57% 111 $102   $51,856,236 66
2010/09/13 - $4,326 -62% 111 $39   $51,860,562 67
2010/09/14 - $5,372 +24% 111 $48   $51,865,934 68
2010/09/15 - $4,567 -15% 111 $41   $51,870,501 69
2010/09/16 - $4,518 -1% 111 $41   $51,875,019 70
2010/09/17 - $9,607 +113% 55 $175   $51,884,626 71
2010/09/18 - $14,661 +53% 55 $267   $51,899,287 72
2010/09/19 - $9,293 -37% 55 $169   $51,908,580 73
2010/09/20 - $3,268 -65% 55 $59   $51,911,848 74
2010/09/21 - $4,722 +44% 55 $86   $51,916,570 75
2010/09/22 - $4,120 -13% 55 $75   $51,920,690 76
2010/09/23 - $4,661 +13% 55 $85   $51,925,351 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/09 3 $24,760,882   2,669 $9,277   $24,760,882 3
2010/07/16 8 $7,016,502 -72% 2,669 $2,629   $40,300,543 10
2010/07/23 10 $3,120,656 -56% 1,846 $1,690   $46,839,081 17
2010/07/30 14 $1,093,290 -65% 873 $1,252   $49,491,249 24
2010/08/06 18 $443,645 -59% 454 $977   $50,497,643 31
2010/08/13 24 $339,057 -24% 343 $989   $51,061,829 38
2010/08/20 30 $200,414 -41% 234 $856   $51,397,657 45
2010/08/27 35 $153,035 -24% 187 $818   $51,619,022 52
2010/09/03 43 $100,312 -34% 111 $904   $51,775,320 59
2010/09/10 48 $51,929 -48% 86 $604   $51,856,236 66
2010/09/17 54 $33,561 -35% 55 $610   $51,908,580 73
2010/09/24 65 $22,923 -32% 36 $637   $51,948,274 80
2010/10/01 65 $20,998 -8% 46 $456   $51,982,038 87
2010/10/08 70 $12,851 -39% 32 $402   $52,000,688 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/24/20102681,209 681,209$11,573,741$11,573,7411
10/31/20103157,104-77% 838,313$2,669,197$14,242,9382
11/7/2010686,458-45% 924,771$1,296,005$15,538,9433
11/14/20102046,130-47% 970,901$737,619$16,276,5624
11/21/20102842,434-8% 1,013,335$678,520$16,955,0825

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/24/20102236,629 236,629$5,085,164$5,085,1641
10/31/2010544,205-81% 280,834$919,901$6,005,0652
11/7/20101216,077-64% 296,911$345,487$6,350,5523
11/14/20101118,688+16% 315,599$401,602$6,752,1544
11/21/20101315,807-15% 331,405$339,688$7,091,8425
11/28/201014115,213+629% 446,619$2,623,403$9,715,2456
7/24/20111912,818 516,998$153,427$10,557,63840

Predators Trailer

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