Savages

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $47,323,100Details
International Box Office $31,698,156
Worldwide Box Office $79,021,256
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,748,431 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,915,837 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,664,268
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable marijuana producer, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry-raising some of the best weed ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town... until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena, and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon--with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent--wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high-stakes, savage battle of wills.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 6th, 2012 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: November 13th, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2218, 4/11/2012)
Keywords: Film Noir, Voiceover/Narration, Returning Soldiers, Corrupt Cops, Love Triangle, Rescue, Revenge, Kidnap, Organized Crime, Narcotics
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Sales: Braving the Competition

Catching up on the home market, we see that the top of the November 18th DVD chart was dominated by new releases, with three of them in the top five. This includes Brave with a very impressive opening of 2.16 million units / $34.51 million. This was enough to place in the top ten for 2012, and it has already climbed several more spots. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Braving the Harsh Conditions

There were quite a few new releases to chart on the November 18th edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. In fact, there were five in the top ten. Leading the way was Brave with 1.16 million units and $23.97 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 35%, which is lower than expected. Granted, it is a kids movie, but it is a 3D animated kids movie. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 13th, 2012

New releases this week are dominated by one title, Brave. The second best selling title according to Amazon.com is Lawrence of Arabia, which is a film that should be in everyone's collection, but as a catalog title, it likely won't sell a huge number of units. The third best selling title according to Amazon.com is Duck Dynasty: Season One. That's not a good sign. Fortunately, Brave is clearly Pick of the Week material with the Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack battling for that honor. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ice Age off to a Cold Start

Ice Age: Continental Drift opened on the low end of expectations. The rest of the top five did better than predicted, but that wasn't enough to compensate and the overall box office fell 16% from last weekend to $165 million. This was 37% lower than the same weekend last year, and less than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II opened with. 2012 is still ahead of 2011, even if the margin is down to 6.6% at $6.05 billion to $5.68 million. The box office should bounce back next weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Ice Age Heat Up the Box Office?

This weekend, Ice Age: Continental Drift has the weekend to itself, at least as far as new wide releases goes. It will still have to deal with holdovers, but The Amazing Spider-Man will likely be in a distant second place. Last year, the number one release was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, which opened with a then record $169.19 million. Ice Age won't match that. In fact, there's a chance Ice Age won't make that much during its entire run. 2012 box office is going to take a tumble this weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazing Start to July

The Amazing Spider-Man started faster than expected, but stumbled a little bit over the weekend. Additionally, the other two wide releases, Savages and Katy Perry: Part of Me, were mixed and weak respectively. This left the overall box office down 6.5% from last weekend to $196 million. However, this was 26% higher than the same weekend last year. 2012 increased its lead over 2011 to 8% at $5.78 billion to $5.36 billion, so even if the rest of the year is completely flat compared to last year, it would still be a solid win. More...

Weekend Estimates: Spider-Man Swings to $140 Million

The Amazing Spider-Man has continued its strong performance through the weekend, adding another $65 million to the $75 million it accumulated through Thursday. Its $140 million total is ahead of Sony's pre-release prediction, but mostly in line with independent analysis. With only Ice Age: Continental Drift opening next weekend, it will have a clear couple of weeks to pick up the teenage crowd and something over $200 million, before being blown away by The Dark Knight Rises on July 20. The weekend's other two debutantes are less amazing. More...

Weekend Predictions: Spider-Man is Already Amazing

The Amazing Spider-Man opened on Tuesday to better than expected numbers and should cruise to victory over the weekend, but it is not the only wide release this week. Katy Perry: Part of Me opens tonight while Savages opens tomorrow. They are not going to compete for top spot. In fact, very few people think they will compete with last week's winner, Ted, for second place and one or both could miss the top five entirely. Fortunately, the combined strength of the new releases, plus healthy holdovers, should help 2012 easily win over last year. More...

2012 Preview: July

June was not a good month. Of the twelve films that opened wide last month, only four beat expectations by any serious margin, while there were seven that we know will fail to match expectations and one that's too close to call. That's a really bad record. Granted, 2012 still has a huge advantage over 2011, but it did shrink over the month of June. Looking forward to July, we get mixed signals. On the one hand, last July there were two monster hits, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which I'm considering a July film even though it opened on June 29th, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Those two films combined earned more than $700 million. This time around the only guaranteed monster hit is The Dark Knight Rises and I don't think there are many analysts bullish enough to think it will make $700 million by itself. That's not to say analysts aren't bullish on the film's chances. Some think it will top The Avengers at the box office. If it fails to reach $500 million, it would be seen as a disappointment. On the other hand, last year there were four other films that topped $100 million, while this year there are only six other films, period, and only two of those, The Amazing Spider-man and Ice Age: Continental Drift, are sure things to hit $100 million. There is a chance The Dark Knight Rises will earn more than the rest of the wide releases earn combined. And if this movie bombs, there's little hope for the rest of the month. But that won't happen, right? More...

Cast

Taylor Kitsch    Chon
Blake Lively    O
Aaron Johnson    Ben
John Travolta    Dennis
Benicio Del Toro    Lado
Salma Hayek    Elena
Jana Banker    Volleyball Girl
Candra Cocherty    Grow House Girl
Patrick Fourmy    Marijuana Distributor
Gary Stretch    Badass Biker
Diego Catano    Esteban
Shea Whigham    Chad
Karishma Ahluwalia    Chad's Girlfriend
Joaquin Cosio    El Azul
Jonathan Carr    Valet
DemiŠn Bichir    Alex
Antonio Jaramillo    Jaime
Jake McLaughlin    Doc
Alexander Wraith    Sam
Anthony Cutolo    Billy
Emile Hirsch    Spin
Kurt Collins    Waiter
Amber Dixon    Sophia/Cartel Gril
Leonard Roberts    Hayes/O's Security
Joel David Moore    Craig
Ali Wong    Claire
Sala Baker    Motorcycle Cop
Sandra Echeverria    Magda
Tara Stone    Mall Shopper
Matthew Saldivar    Cartel Technician
Sean Stone    Eric/Marijuana Grower
Wilfredo Lopez    Stirp Mall Cartel
Marco Morales    Cartel Guy
Lucinda Serrano    Myma
Charlie Haugk    DEA Agent
Sam Medina    Passenger
Ben Bray    Cartel Member
Gonzalo Menendez    Hernando
Maya Merker    Elena's Maid
Donnabella Mortel    TV News Reporter
Trevor Donovan    Matt/Magda's Boyfriend
Leana Chavez    Gloria/Mexican Girlfriend
Gillian Zinser    Beach Girl
Florine Deplazes    Beach Girl
Kaj Mollenhauer    Sarah/Dennis' Daughter #1
Lexi Jouren    Hannah/Dennis' Daughter #2
Charles Ingram    Cartel Sniper
Akima Castaneda    Indian Chief
Dennis Garcia    Tribal Cop
Eddie Follis    DEA Agents
Holly Follis    DEA Agent
Mia Maestro    Dolores
Schae Harrison    Dennis' Wife

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Oliver Stone
Screenwriter    Shane Salerno
Screenwriter    Don Winslow
Screenwriter    Oliver Stone
Based on the Novel by    Don Winslow
Producer    Moritz Borman
Producer    Eric Kopeloff
Executive Producer    Fernando Sulichin
Executive Producer    Shane Salerno
Executive Producer    Todd Arnow
Director of Photography    Dan Mindel
Production Designer    Tomas Voth
Editor    Joe Hutshing
Editor    Stuart Levy
Editor    Alex Marquez
Costume Designer    Cindy Evans
Executive Music Producer    Budd Carr
Composer    Adam Peters
Casting Director    Sarah Halley Finn
Unit Production Manager    Todd Arnow
Unit Production Manager    Eric Kopeloff
First Assistant Director    Donald Murphy
Second Assistant Director    Peter Dress

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/06 5 $5,715,555   2,628 $2,175   $5,715,555 1
2012/07/07 4 $5,610,585 -2% 2,628 $2,135   $11,326,140 2
2012/07/08 4 $4,690,770 -16% 2,628 $1,785   $16,016,910 3
2012/07/09 5 $1,813,320 -61% 2,628 $690   $17,830,230 4
2012/07/10 5 $1,944,720 +7% 2,628 $740   $19,774,950 5
2012/07/11 5 $1,537,380 -21% 2,628 $585   $21,312,330 6
2012/07/12 5 $1,419,120 -8% 2,628 $540   $22,731,450 7
2012/07/13 6 $2,740,400 +93% 2,635 $1,040   $25,471,850 8
2012/07/14 5 $3,583,665 +31% 2,635 $1,360   $29,055,515 9
2012/07/15 5 $3,069,775 -14% 2,635 $1,165   $32,125,290 10
2012/07/16 6 $1,198,925 -61% 2,635 $455   $33,324,215 11
2012/07/17 6 $1,408,430 +17% 2,635 $535   $34,732,645 12
2012/07/18 6 $1,080,350 -23% 2,635 $410   $35,812,995 13
2012/07/19 6 $843,200 -22% 2,635 $320   $36,656,195 14
2012/07/20 7 $1,016,160 +21% 2,336 $435   $37,672,355 15
2012/07/21 7 $1,284,800 +26% 2,336 $550   $38,957,155 16
2012/07/22 6 $1,097,920 -15% 2,336 $470   $40,055,075 17
2012/07/23 7 $502,055 -54% 2,336 $215   $40,557,130 18
2012/07/24 7 $618,775 +23% 2,336 $265   $41,175,905 19
2012/07/25 7 $468,330 -24% 2,336 $200   $41,644,235 20
2012/07/26 7 $501,335 +7% 2,336 $215   $42,145,570 21
2012/07/27 9 $487,830 -3% 1,414 $345   $42,633,400 22
2012/07/28 9 $742,350 +52% 1,414 $525   $43,375,750 23
2012/07/29 9 $608,035 -18% 1,414 $430   $43,983,785 24
2012/07/30 9 $268,435 -56% 1,414 $190   $44,252,220 25
2012/07/31 9 $318,150 +19% 1,414 $225   $44,570,370 26
2012/08/01 9 $268,050 -16% 1,414 $190   $44,838,420 27
2012/08/02 9 $261,590 -2% 1,414 $185   $45,100,010 28
2012/08/03 - $260,555 n/c 704 $370   $45,360,565 29
2012/08/04 - $380,160 +46% 704 $540   $45,740,725 30
2012/08/05 - $337,920 -11% 704 $480   $46,078,645 31
2012/08/06 12 $144,320 -57% 704 $205   $46,222,965 32
2012/08/07 13 $151,360 +5% 704 $215   $46,374,325 33
2012/08/08 15 $101,520 -33% 564 $180   $46,475,845 34
2012/08/09 - $87,420 -14% 564 $155   $46,563,265 35
2012/08/10 - $68,370 -22% 318 $215   $46,631,635 36
2012/08/11 - $101,760 +49% 318 $320   $46,733,395 37
2012/08/12 - $74,730 -27% 318 $235   $46,808,125 38
2012/08/13 - $38,155 -49% 318 $120   $46,846,280 39
2012/08/14 - $46,110 +21% 318 $145   $46,892,390 40
2012/08/15 - $31,050 -33% 318 $98   $46,923,440 41
2012/08/16 - $29,775 -4% 318 $94   $46,953,215 42
2012/08/17 - $30,030 +1% 154 $195   $46,983,245 43
2012/08/18 - $41,580 +38% 154 $270   $47,024,825 44
2012/08/19 - $33,110 -20% 154 $215   $47,057,935 45
2012/08/20 - $15,395 -54% 154 $100   $47,073,330 46
2012/08/21 - $16,995 +10% 154 $110   $47,090,325 47
2012/08/22 - $14,630 -14% 154 $95   $47,104,955 48
2012/08/23 - $13,090 -11% 154 $85   $47,118,045 49
2012/08/24 - $25,155 +92% 117 $215   $47,143,200 50
2012/08/25 - $33,355 +33% 117 $285   $47,176,555 51
2012/08/26 - $25,740 -23% 117 $220   $47,202,295 52
2012/08/27 - $11,695 -55% 117 $100   $47,213,990 53
2012/08/28 - $12,285 +5% 117 $105   $47,226,275 54
2012/08/29 - $10,530 -14% 117 $90   $47,236,805 55
2012/08/30 - $11,700 +11% 117 $100   $47,248,505 56
2012/08/31 - $11,075 -5% 82 $135   $47,259,580 57
2012/09/01 - $16,400 +48% 82 $200   $47,275,980 58
2012/09/02 - $18,860 +15% 82 $230   $47,294,840 59
2012/09/03 - $12,710 -33% 82 $155   $47,307,550 60
2012/09/04 - $5,330 -58% 82 $65   $47,312,880 61
2012/09/05 - $4,920 -8% 82 $60   $47,317,800 62
2012/09/06 - $5,300 +8% 82 $65   $47,323,100 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/06 4 $16,016,910   2,628 $6,095   $16,016,910 3
2012/07/13 5 $9,393,840 -41% 2,635 $3,565   $32,125,290 10
2012/07/20 7 $3,398,880 -64% 2,336 $1,455   $40,055,075 17
2012/07/27 9 $1,838,215 -46% 1,414 $1,300   $43,983,785 24
2012/08/03 13 $978,635 -47% 704 $1,390   $46,078,645 31
2012/08/10 27 $244,860 -75% 318 $770   $46,808,125 38
2012/08/17 37 $104,720 -57% 154 $680   $47,057,935 45
2012/08/24 42 $84,250 -20% 117 $720   $47,202,295 52
2012/08/31 54 $46,335 -45% 82 $565   $47,294,840 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/18/20124163,160 163,160$2,772,088$2,772,0881
11/25/201217182,858+12% 346,018$3,649,846$6,421,9342
12/2/20122395,773-48% 441,791$1,911,629$8,333,5633
12/9/20122949,872-48% 491,663$995,445$9,329,0084
12/16/20123040,509-19% 532,172$607,230$9,936,2385
12/23/20123068,177+68% 600,349$1,021,973$10,958,2116
12/30/20122961,227-10% 661,576$917,793$11,876,0047
1/6/20132937,965-38% 602,978$569,095$10,601,9638
1/13/20132535,042-8% 638,020$525,280$11,127,2439
1/20/20132822,297-36% 660,317$333,563$11,460,80610
1/27/20132924,937+12% 685,254$357,597$11,818,40311
2/3/20133019,891-20% 705,145$297,569$12,115,97212

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/18/2012375,875 75,875$1,641,166$1,641,1661

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