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Rush (2013)

Rush poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,947,624Details
International Box Office $71,283,215
Worldwide Box Office $98,230,839
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,567,432 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,802,261 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,369,693
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Set against the sexy and glamorous "golden age" of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the true story of the rivalry between gifted English playboy James Hunt and his disciplined Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$38,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 20th, 2013 (Limited) by Universal
September 27th, 2013 (Expands Wide) by Universal
Video Release: January 28th, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2263, 3/13/2013)
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: Auto Racing, Biography, Medical and Hospitals, Comeback, Professional Rivalry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Revolution Studios, Working Title Films, Exclusive Media Group
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,368 $94,975 Nov 15, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,478 $123,030 Nov 8, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,967 $340,910 Nov 1, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,903 $700,695 Oct 25, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,936 $1,261,115 Oct 18, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,844 $2,385,655 Oct 11, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,589 $4,477,525 Oct 4, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,014 $10,014,920 Sep 27, 2013 10
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 155 $10,014,920 Sep 27, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,443 $187,289 Sep 20, 2013 3

Cast

   James Hunt
   Niki Lauda
Olivia Wilde    Suzy Miller
Alexandra Maria Lara    Marlene Lauda
Pierfrancesco Favino    Clay Regazzoni
David Calder    Louis Stanley
Natalie Dormer    Nurse Gemma
Stephen Mangan    Alastair Caldwell
Christian McKay    Lord Hesketh
Alistair Petrie    Stirling Moss
Julian Rhind-Tutt    Anthony "Bubbles" Horsley
Colin Stinton    Teddy Mayer
Augusto Dall'Ara    Enzo Ferrari
Ilario Calvo    Luca Di Mantezemolo
Patrick Baladi    John Hogan
Vincent Riotta    Lauda's Mechanic
Martin Savage    McLaren Mechanic
Jamie Sives    BRM Mechanic
Simon Taylor    English Race Announcer
Rob Austin    Brett Lunger
Tom Wlaschiha    Harald Ertl
Cristian Solimeno    Arturo Merzario
James Norton    Guy Edwards
Josephine De La Baume    Agnes Bonnet
Geoffrey Streatfield    Peter Hunt
Julien Vialon    Peter Metternich
Douglas Reith    Awards Presenter
Polly Furnival    Hunt's Awards Girlfriend
Brooke Johnston    Pan Am Stewardess
Hannah Britland    BOAC Stewardesses
Lisa McAllister    BOAC Stewardess
Hans-Eckart Eckhardt    Lauda's Grandfather
Vanessa Zachos    Female Hunt Fan
Val Jobara    Test Driver
Xavier Laurent    Test Drivers
Zack Nizato    Hasemi
Akira Koieyama    Takahara
Klaus D. Mund    Niki's German Doctor
Folker Banik    German Doctor
Andreas Engelmann    German Priest
Jochen Kolenda    German GP Marshall
Roger Nevares    Spanish Official
Vanda Dadras    Guest of Curd Jurgens
Raffaello DeGruttola    Giovanni
Luca Zizzari    Italian Official
Alan Ferrera    Frech Photographer
Bob Constanduros    Crystal Palace Race Announcer
Christian Feist    German Race Announcer
Marco Canadea    Italian Race Announcer
Eiji Mihara    Japanese Announcer
Demetri Goritsas    American Journalist
Jay Simpson    British Journalist
Philippe Spall    French Journalsist
Erich Redman    German Journalist
Marcello Walton    Italian Jounalist
Masashi Fujimoto    Japanese Journalist
Rob Cavazos    Spanish Journalist
Paolo Barone    Ferrari Mechanic
Frencesco Fronte    Ferrari Mechanic
Morris Morrison    Ferrari Mechanic
Luca Naddeo    Ferrari Mechanic
Cristian Stelluti    Ferrari Mechanic
Scott Hopkins    McLaren Mechanic
Matthew Watkinson    McLaren Mechanic
Anthony Wolfe    McLaren Mechanic
Mark Wright    McLaren Mechanic

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Peter Morgan
Producer    Andrew Eaton
Producer    Eric Fellner
Producer    Brian Oliver
Producer    Peter Morgan
Producer    Brian Grazer
Producer    Ron Howard
Executive Producer    Guy East
Executive Producer    Nigel Sinclair
Executive Producer    Tobin Armbrust
Executive Producer    Tim Bevan
Executive Producer    Tyler Thompson
Executive Producer    Todd Hallowell
Director of Photography    Anthony Dod Mantle
Production Designer    Mark Digby
Editor    Dan Hanley
Editor    Mike Hill
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Costume Designer    Julian Day
Casting    Nina Gold
Co-Producer    Anita Overland
Co-Producer    Jim Hajicosta
Co-Producer    Daniel Hetzer
Co-Producer    Kay Niessen
Co-Producer    Jens Meurer
Co-Executive Producer    Mark Mallouk
Co-Executive Producer    Peter Mallouk
Make-up and Hair Designer    Fae Hammond
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jody Johnson
Visual Effects Producer    Moriah Etherington-Sparks
Visual Effects Producer    Alex Hope
Unit Production Manager    Cass Marks
Assistant Director    Lee Grumett
Second Unit Director    Todd Hallowell
Second Unit Camera    Michael Wood
Supervising Art Director    Patrick Rolfe
Set Decorator    Michelle Day
Production Sound Mixer    Danny Hambrook
Music Supervisor    Nick Angel
Supervising Sound Editor    Frank Kruse
Post-Production Supervisor    Emma Zee
Stunt Coordinator    Franklin Henson
Art Director    Katrina dunn
Art Director    Chris Wyatt

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 28th, 2014

January 28th, 2014

There are a large number of first run releases coming out this week on the home market, five in total. This is a huge amount. This week, the latest season of Downton Abby also comes out on the home market, and it is the best selling new release of the week, at least according to Amazon.com. So at the top, it is a really busy week. On the other hand, there's very little depth. Beyond those six releases, there's not a lot to talk about. Out of all of the movies on this week's list, Rush is the best movie, but the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are only good and not great. On the other hand, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Blu-ray or 3D Blu-ray is the best total package. Meanwhile, I finally got a chance to review Carrie (the screener arrived late) and it was better than I thought it would be and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth picking up, especially if you haven't seen the original movie. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

International Box Office: Gravity Stable On Top

October 16th, 2013

Gravity remained in first place with a nearly identical result as last weekend. It was up a barely noticeable amount to $28.5 million on 5,785 screens in 38 markets for a two-week total of $68.3 million internationally. This hold is even more impressive, as its only major market debut came in Brazil, where it opened in second place with $1.67 million on 219 screens. On the other hand, it was down just 9% in Australia with $3.03 million on 471 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $8.29 million. It fell a little more in Germany down 17% to $3.04 million on 614 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $8.12 million. In both of those markets, it remained in first place. It fell faster in Russia down 48% landing in second place with $3.88 million on 1,155 million screens over the weekend for a total of $14.12 million after two weeks of release. More...

International Box Office: Gravity Throws Around its Weight

October 11th, 2013

Gravity opened in first place on the international chart with $28.4 million on 4,830 screens in 27 markets. This includes a number of first place openings, led by Russia, where it made $7.57 million on 1,219 screens. It also earned first place in Germany with $3.65 million on 569 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.87 million. Australia was right behind with $3.35 million on 469. Italy contributed $2.75 million on 399, while in Spain it earned $2.26 million on 325. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Gravity Earns Tons of Money

October 8th, 2013

Gravity crushed expectations, and records, over the weekend with more than $55 million. This topped the previous biggest October weekend by more than $3 million. On the other hand, Runner Runner went nowhere opening well below the lower end of predictions. Overall, the box office rose 16% from last year reaching $127 million. Unfortunately, last year had much better depth and 2013 was 11% lower in the year-over-year comparison. 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but the lead has been cut to just 0.9% at $8.05 billion to $7.98 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Gravity has the Weight to Win

October 3rd, 2013

There are two films opening wide this week: Gravity and Runner Runner. However, while the two films share a release date, they are at the opposite ends when it comes to box office potential and critical acclaim. Gravity should have an easy time winning the race for the top of the box office chart, and if its reviews can translate into Awards Season buzz, then it should have very strong legs. On the other hand, many analysts expect Runner Runner to stumble out of the gate and disappear before the end of the month. This weekend last year, Taken 2 opened with just under $50 million, which is too much for Gravity to match. Frankenweenie earned $11 million during its opening weekend, which is a figure Runner Runner should match, but might not. Overall, 2013 looks a lot weaker than 2012 was. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Partially Cloudy

October 1st, 2013

It wasn't a great weekend at the box office, as four of the five films in the top five missed expectations. On the other hand, no film in the top five really bombed, so it wasn't a bad weekend either. It was solidly mediocre. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opened in top spot with just over $34 million. This was better than its predecessor opened with, but below the lofty expectations. Overall, the box office pulled in $109 million over the weekend, which was 26% higher than last weekend. On the other hand, it was 9% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 still has a lead over 2012, but it has shrunk a little bit over the past two weeks. After this weekend, the lead was down to 1.2%, or $7.90 billion to $7.81 billion. It's not reason to panic, yet, but an extended losing streak late in the year is harder to recover from than one that happens in spring. More...

Weekend Estimates: Meatballs Makes Tasty Debut

September 29th, 2013

As expected, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be the comfortable winner of this weekend's box office race with a healthy $35 million beginning, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. That puts the film on course for the 4th-biggest weekend in September and is about $5 million ahead of the opening for the first film in the franchise. Given hopes of a $40 million debut, the film could be said to have underperformed slightly (and it will almost certainly not top the original's $124.8 million domestic total), but given the timing of the release, the studio will have reason for modest celebration in the midst of their worst year since 2005. The top of the chart in general has a middling-to-good-enough look to it this weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Blue Skies Ahead

September 27th, 2013

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 leads a group of four wide releases (three wide releases and a wide expansion, if you want to get technical). It should have no problem being the biggest hit of the weekend. It has a good chance of having the biggest opening weekend of the month. The other films coming out this week will be fighting for a smaller portion of the overall box office, but that's to weak competition, all should grab a spot in the top five. Last year, September ended with Hotel Transylvania, which debuted with $42.52 million; that's a good target for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Second place went to Looper, which pulled in $20.80 million. That will top any of the other new releases coming out this week, but I'm hoping there will be better depth this year and 2013 can eke out a win. More...

Per Theater Chart: Enough is Never Enough

September 24th, 2013

There were two major releases on the per theater chart with Enough Said pulling in an average of $58,200 in four theaters, while it has made $287,000 from Wednesday through Sunday. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Rush with an average of $37,458 in five theaters. This bodes well for it wide expansion on Friday. More...

Weekend Estimates: Prisoners Starts Awards Season

September 22nd, 2013

Ever since Argo won the Oscar for Best Picture, the industry has been talking and thinking about the strategy of releasing a film ahead of all the other award hopefuls and building buzz through the season. The first test of this theory comes this weekend with one wide release and one platform release. The wide release, Prisoners, will comfortably top the chart with a very respectable $21.4 million from 3,260 theaters. While hardly in record-setting territory, it is very close to Argo's $19.5 million from 3,232 venues. Audience responses have been good (with 90% audience positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, for example), but next week's drop will be a big indicator of whether the film will have the chops for an awards run: Argo declined just 15% in its second weekend. Prisoners will need to do something similar before there's real talk of nominations to come. More...

Analysis: That Music You Hear? It's Probably By Hans Zimmer

September 22nd, 2013


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Rush Out to See Limited Releases this Weekend

September 20th, 2013

There are a few films on this week's list earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, including the The Wizard of Oz 3D re-release. This film might do well enough to reach the top ten. Rush opens in two theaters before expanding wide next weekend, so its per theater average is not as important, but could still do well. Enough Said is the big limited release hit of the week. The film has a lot of buzz, a sad real world story, and amazing reviews. It will likely come out on top. More...

2013 Preview: September

September 1st, 2013

August ended, and we should be very grateful for that. Lee Daniels' The Butler was a surprise hit, while We're the Millers did better than expected. However, most other films that were expected to be solid hits failed to live up to expectations. Fortunately, August of 2012 was even worse, so 2013 regained the lead on the year-to-year comparison during the month. Looking forward, there is exactly one film that will likely become more than a midlevel hit in September: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. That film has a chance to reach $100 million in total. Most of the rest of the new releases will be lucky if they get halfway there. Fortunately, September of 2012 was even worse. Hotel Transylvania was a surprise hit, earning nearly $150 million, and there were a few others that topped $50 million, but there were also several outright bombs. If we can avoid those types of bombs, then 2013 should continue its winning streak. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/20 37 $187,289   5 $37,458   $187,289 3
2013/09/27 3 $10,014,920 +5,247% 2,297 $4,360   $10,275,829 10
2013/10/04 5 $4,477,525 -55% 2,308 $1,940   $18,163,844 17
2013/10/11 8 $2,385,655 -47% 2,130 $1,120   $22,222,924 24
2013/10/18 11 $1,261,115 -47% 1,197 $1,054   $24,623,294 31
2013/10/25 12 $700,695 -44% 677 $1,035   $25,856,534 38
2013/11/01 20 $340,910 -51% 303 $1,125   $26,491,919 45
2013/11/08 28 $123,030 -64% 164 $750   $26,751,299 52
2013/11/15 31 $94,975 -23% 131 $725   $26,903,709 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/20 - $65,571   5 $13,114   $65,571 1
2013/09/21 - $72,084 +10% 5 $14,417   $137,655 2
2013/09/22 - $49,634 -31% 5 $9,927   $187,289 3
2013/09/23 - $18,149 -63% 5 $3,630   $205,438 4
2013/09/24 - $19,742 +9% 5 $3,948   $225,180 5
2013/09/25 - $19,630 -1% 5 $3,926   $244,810 6
2013/09/26 - $16,099 -18% 5 $3,220   $260,909 7
2013/09/27 2 $3,709,655 +22,943% 2,297 $1,615   $3,970,564 8
2013/09/28 3 $4,031,235 +9% 2,297 $1,755   $8,001,799 9
2013/09/29 3 $2,274,030 -44% 2,297 $990   $10,275,829 10
2013/09/30 3 $803,950 -65% 2,297 $350   $11,079,779 11
2013/10/01 3 $1,045,135 +30% 2,297 $455   $12,124,914 12
2013/10/02 3 $826,420 -21% 2,297 $360   $12,951,334 13
2013/10/03 3 $734,985 -11% 2,297 $320   $13,686,319 14
2013/10/04 6 $1,407,885 +92% 2,308 $610   $15,094,204 15
2013/10/05 5 $1,950,260 +39% 2,308 $845   $17,044,464 16
2013/10/06 5 $1,119,380 -43% 2,308 $485   $18,163,844 17
2013/10/07 6 $380,820 -66% 2,308 $165   $18,544,664 18
2013/10/08 6 $496,220 +30% 2,308 $215   $19,040,884 19
2013/10/09 6 $404,025 -19% 2,308 $175   $19,444,909 20
2013/10/10 5 $392,360 -3% 2,308 $170   $19,837,269 21
2013/10/11 9 $713,550 +82% 2,130 $335   $20,550,819 22
2013/10/12 8 $1,001,155 +40% 2,130 $470   $21,551,974 23
2013/10/13 8 $670,950 -33% 2,130 $315   $22,222,924 24
2013/10/14 8 $372,750 -44% 2,130 $175   $22,595,674 25
2013/10/15 8 $276,720 -26% 2,130 $130   $22,872,394 26
2013/10/16 7 $244,950 -11% 2,130 $115   $23,117,344 27
2013/10/17 7 $244,835 n/c 2,130 $115   $23,362,179 28
2013/10/18 12 $382,475 +56% 1,197 $320   $23,744,654 29
2013/10/19 11 $567,990 +49% 1,197 $475   $24,312,644 30
2013/10/20 11 $310,650 -45% 1,197 $260   $24,623,294 31
2013/10/21 12 $120,010 -61% 1,197 $100   $24,743,304 32
2013/10/22 11 $162,035 +35% 1,197 $135   $24,905,339 33
2013/10/23 12 $125,410 -23% 1,197 $105   $25,030,749 34
2013/10/24 10 $125,090 n/c 1,197 $105   $25,155,839 35
2013/10/25 - $206,485 +65% 677 $305   $25,362,324 36
2013/10/26 - $311,420 +51% 677 $460   $25,673,744 37
2013/10/27 - $182,790 -41% 677 $270   $25,856,534 38
2013/10/28 - $64,315 -65% 677 $95   $25,920,849 39
2013/10/29 - $88,010 +37% 677 $130   $26,008,859 40
2013/10/30 - $64,295 -27% 677 $95   $26,073,154 41
2013/10/31 - $77,855 +21% 677 $115   $26,151,009 42
2013/11/01 - $90,935 +17% 303 $300   $26,241,944 43
2013/11/02 - $163,620 +80% 303 $540   $26,405,564 44
2013/11/03 - $86,355 -47% 303 $285   $26,491,919 45
2013/11/04 - $28,785 -67% 303 $95   $26,520,704 46
2013/11/05 - $40,905 +42% 303 $135   $26,561,609 47
2013/11/06 - $34,845 -15% 303 $115   $26,596,454 48
2013/11/07 - $31,815 -9% 303 $105   $26,628,269 49
2013/11/08 - $32,825 +3% 164 $200   $26,661,094 50
2013/11/09 - $55,760 +70% 164 $340   $26,716,854 51
2013/11/10 - $34,445 -38% 164 $210   $26,751,299 52
2013/11/11 - $19,715 -43% 164 $120   $26,771,014 53
2013/11/12 - $13,940 -29% 164 $85   $26,784,954 54
2013/11/13 - $11,480 -18% 164 $70   $26,796,434 55
2013/11/14 - $12,300 +7% 164 $75   $26,808,734 56
2013/11/15 - $28,165 +129% 131 $215   $26,836,899 57
2013/11/16 - $45,195 +60% 131 $345   $26,882,094 58
2013/11/17 - $21,615 -52% 131 $165   $26,903,709 59
2013/11/18 - $9,825 -55% 131 $75   $26,913,534 60
2013/11/19 - $12,445 +27% 131 $95   $26,925,979 61
2013/11/20 - $11,790 -5% 131 $90   $26,937,769 62
2013/11/21 - $9,855 -16% 131 $75   $26,947,624 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/20 35 $260,909   5 $52,182   $260,909 7
2013/09/27 3 $13,425,410 +5,046% 2,297 $5,845   $13,686,319 14
2013/10/04 5 $6,150,950 -54% 2,308 $2,665   $19,837,269 21
2013/10/11 8 $3,524,910 -43% 2,130 $1,655   $23,362,179 28
2013/10/18 11 $1,793,660 -49% 1,197 $1,498   $25,155,839 35
2013/10/25 12 $995,170 -45% 677 $1,470   $26,151,009 42
2013/11/01 18 $477,260 -52% 303 $1,575   $26,628,269 49
2013/11/08 25 $180,465 -62% 164 $1,100   $26,808,734 56
2013/11/15 30 $138,890 -23% 131 $1,060   $26,947,624 63

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/2/2014761,743 61,743$1,126,192$1,126,1921
2/9/20142023,049-63% 84,792$460,058$1,586,2502
3/2/20143017,058 134,570$340,478$2,579,4365

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/2/2014481,387 81,387$1,810,037$1,810,0371
2/9/20142020,032-75% 101,419$480,571$2,290,6082
2/16/20141916,759-16% 118,178$400,544$2,691,1523

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