Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,827,228Details
International Box Office $71,675,119
Worldwide Box Office $96,502,347
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,301,293 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,562,147 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,863,440
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Behman, a heroic Crusader, and his closest friend Felson return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse. They embark on a harrowing, action-filled journey that will test their strength and courage as they discover the girl’s dark secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
10% - Rotten
Audience
31% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 7th, 2011 (Wide) by Relativity
Video Release: June 28th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content.
(Rating bulletin 2147, 11/17/2010)
PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content
(Rating bulletin 2103, 1/13/2010)
Keywords: Sword & Sorcerer, Zombies, Voiceover/Narration, Possessed, Returning Soldiers, Demons, Occult, Epidemic, War, Religious
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Rogue Pictures, Atlas Entertainment

Contest: Reel Steal

October starts next weekend with the release of two films, including Real Steel, which should have no trouble winning the box office, as its main competition is a political drama opening in 1,000 fewer theaters. Because it is the only saturation level release next week, and because it allows me to use a rare double-pun in the title, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Real Steel. 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 Living Will on DVD. 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 Season of the Witch on DVD. 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 Assassinated

New releases were dead on arrival on this week's DVD sales chart. None reached the top five, while only three reached the top 30. This left Sucker Punch in top spot, but with only 105,000 units / $1.58 million units for the week giving it totals of 381,000 units / $5.71 million after two. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases Lack Punch

While plenty of new releases reached the top of this week's sales chart, none were exactly burning up the chart. Leading the way was Sucker Punch, but with only 275,000 units / $4.13 million during its opening week on the chart. Season of the Witch could claim a share of first place with $4.28 million in opening week sales from 265,000 units sold. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Ring Sucker Punches New Releases

While it's not common for a box set to lead the way on the Blu-ray sales chart, it is also no real surprise that Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Trilogy managed to do just that, as it was clearly the biggest new release of the week. It took top spot with sales of 336,000 units, and thanks to its premium pricing, it generated $25.21 million in opening week consumer spending. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 5th, 2011

It's a terrible week for new DVD and Blu-ray releases with no first run releases of note. There's not even an abundance of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, or catalogue releases to pick up the slack. The best-selling release according to Amazon.com is 13 Assassins on Blu-ray and it is also arguably the best. It's really the only competitor for Pick of the Week. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 28th, 2011

It's a bit of a madhouse in terms of DVD and Blu-ray releases this week: Amazon.com has more than 400 listed. That said, a lot of them are catalogue titles that would barely warrant a mention during a slow week. The most intriguing first run release is Sucker Punch on Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy Combo Pack, but while I think it's worth picking up, it's appeal is limited enough that it is not worthy of the Pick of the Week honors. Fortunately, one of the catalogue titles is clearly Pick of the Week material. In fact, Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition - Blu-ray is one of the most anticipated releases in the history of Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Season of the Witch - Updated with Blu-ray Review

Nicolas Cage's career has been erratic for the past several years. He's made some great movies, like Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Kick Ass, but he's also made some horrendous choices in projects. Of his weaker selection of films, Season of the Witch earned some of the worst reviews of his career and struggled to make any noise during its theatrical release. Is it really this bad? Or does it have enough redeeming qualities to make it worth checking out on the home market? More...

International Box Office: Tangled Continues Earning the Green

International numbers were a day late due to the holiday, but there were some interesting stories to report. Firstly, Tangled climbed to top spot with $16.01 million on 4187 screens, in 38 markets, for a total of $214.02 million internationally and $395.03 million worldwide. It was able to climb to the top, despite no major market openings. It did add $3.33 million on 432 screens during its second weekend in Australia. That was enough for second place in that market over the weekend, while it lifted its total there to $13.23 million. In Brazil it remained in first place with $2.69 million on 447 screens over the weekend and $12.98 million after two. Up next is the U.K., while it has yet to open in Spain, Scandinavia, and Japan and by the time its done, it could have $500 million worldwide. More...

Hornet is in the Green, But Dilemma has Problems

2011 continues its trend of performing pretty well against 2010, if you ignore Avatar. This time last year, Avatar earned just over $40 million at the box office over the three-day weekend. This weekend 2011 was behind 2010 by just under $40 million over the same period. (You get a similar result if you look at the four-day numbers.) One could look at this as a small victory, as Avatar is such a rare commodity that it is unfair to expect the box office to compensate for that. However, there are a number of points that makes that thinking dangerous. First of all, even taking out Avatar, 2011's growth is not enough to keep pace with inflation. Secondly, without Avatar as competition, The Book of Eli probably would have earned at least a few million more, as would the rest of the box office. Thirdly, 2011 lost over the four-day weekend by a margin of $210 million to $159 million, which means there were about 7 million fewer people at theaters this weekend, which means there were 7 million fewer people seeing trailers, posters, etc. for upcoming films, and the box office can hardly afford missing out on that much free advertising. Finally, already 2011 is behind 2010 by nearly $200 million, at $798 million to $601 million, and if the conventional wisdom becomes, "2011 will be a disaster at the box office", it will take something special to overcome that negative buzz. And quite frankly, I don't see anything really special hitting theaters till the fall, and by then it will be too late. More...

Contest: Tis the Season: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Tis the Season contest were determined and they are... More...

Box Office Can't Find Any Traction

It was quite a depressing weekend, as almost no film in the top five topped expectations. Worst still, it wasn't expected to be a good weekend to begin with. This left the overall box office down just over 30% from last weekend to $112 million. More importantly, that was nearly 30% less than the same weekend last year. If you want to really search for good news, you could point to the fact that if you take out Avatar out of the equation, then 2011 would have beaten 2010 over the weekend, but even here the margin of victory would have been lower than the ticket price inflation. It is way too early to judge how well 2011 will do compared to 2010, but so far it is 23% off of last year's pace at $281 million to $365 million. I expect that gap will grow in terms of raw dollars, but by the time Memorial Day rolls around, 2011 could start rattling off some wins. More...

Weekend Estimates: True Grit Tops Chart in Third Outing

The post-Holiday hangover at the box office began in earnest this weekend, with the week's new wide release, Season of the Witch, and wide expansion, Country Strong both unable to gain much traction, allowing holdovers to dominate the chart. True Grit will end the weekend on top with an estimated $15 million, according to Paramount, and a running total of $110 million. Little Fockers will finish second with about $13.8 million, per Universal's estimates. More...

Will Holdovers Bewitch the Box Office?

So, will holdovers bewitch the box office? The answer to that is almost guaranteed to be yes. There is almost no chance either the one wide release, Season of the Witch, or the major expansion, Country Strong, will top the chart. In fact, one could argue there's a better chance neither will reach the top five. This is really bad news for the start of 2011. We knew the holdovers wouldn't be as strong as they were last year, no with Avatar earning $50 million over the weekend, but if the new releases can't keep pace with last year's new releases, we could be in trouble. More...

2011 Preview: January

Well, 2010 is over and while it started amazingly, it ended on a real down note. I'm not saying December was a disaster. ... Actually I am. There were only ten wide releases, and of those, eight missed expectations, some by very wide margins. Despite having a $200 million lead going into the month, 2010 still managed to lose out to 2009. The bad news continues in 2011, as Avatar made $300 million during January alone. With no strong holdovers to help power the box office, and only one or two potential solid hits among the new releases, 2011 will likely get off to a very weak start. More...

Contest: Tis the Season

Just one wide release next week, Season of the Witch, and as such it's the obvious choice for target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Season of the Witch. 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 Jersey Shore: Season Two on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win the Heart Burned collection from GIANTmicrobes. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/07 3 $3,762,152   2,816 $1,336   $3,762,152 1
2011/01/08 4 $4,303,458 +14% 2,816 $1,528   $8,065,610 2
2011/01/09 4 $2,546,765 -41% 2,816 $904   $10,612,375 3
2011/01/10 4 $754,249 -70% 2,816 $268   $11,366,624 4
2011/01/11 4 $816,934 +8% 2,816 $290   $12,183,558 5
2011/01/12 7 $659,278 -19% 2,816 $234   $12,842,836 6
2011/01/13 7 $654,904 -1% 2,816 $233   $13,497,740 7
2011/01/14 9 $1,284,171 +96% 2,827 $454   $14,781,911 8
2011/01/15 10 $1,873,876 +46% 2,827 $663   $16,655,787 9
2011/01/16 10 $1,448,537 -23% 2,827 $512   $18,104,324 10
2011/01/17 12 $809,458 -44% 2,827 $286   $18,913,782 11
2011/01/18 9 $368,901 -54% 2,827 $130   $19,282,683 12
2011/01/19 9 $307,120 -17% 2,827 $109   $19,589,803 13
2011/01/20 9 $302,229 -2% 2,827 $107   $19,892,032 14
2011/01/21 12 $638,503 +111% 2,307 $277   $20,530,535 15
2011/01/22 12 $1,104,078 +73% 2,307 $479   $21,634,613 16
2011/01/23 12 $554,718 -50% 2,307 $240   $22,189,331 17
2011/01/24 11 $187,659 -66% 2,307 $81   $22,376,990 18
2011/01/25 10 $203,776 +9% 2,307 $88   $22,580,766 19
2011/01/26 10 $170,176 -16% 2,307 $74   $22,750,942 20
2011/01/27 12 $181,539 +7% 2,307 $79   $22,932,481 21
2011/01/28 18 $205,684 +13% 1,110 $185   $23,138,165 22
2011/01/29 19 $359,960 +75% 1,110 $324   $23,498,125 23
2011/01/30 20 $212,539 -41% 1,110 $191   $23,710,664 24
2011/01/31 18 $56,253 -74% 1,110 $51   $23,766,917 25
2011/02/01 17 $62,568 +11% 1,110 $56   $23,829,485 26
2011/02/02 17 $64,905 +4% 1,110 $58   $23,894,390 27
2011/02/03 18 $63,539 -2% 1,110 $57   $23,957,929 28
2011/02/04 - $78,936 +24% 492 $160   $24,036,865 29
2011/02/05 - $144,749 +83% 492 $294   $24,181,614 30
2011/02/06 - $60,441 -58% 492 $123   $24,242,055 31
2011/02/07 - $26,903 -55% 492 $55   $24,268,958 32
2011/02/08 - $27,810 +3% 492 $57   $24,296,768 33
2011/02/09 - $26,520 -5% 492 $54   $24,323,288 34
2011/02/10 - $27,487 +4% 492 $56   $24,350,775 35
2011/02/11 - $24,391 -11% 176 $139   $24,375,166 36
2011/02/12 - $43,060 +77% 176 $245   $24,418,226 37
2011/02/13 - $26,771 -38% 176 $152   $24,444,997 38
2011/02/14 - $16,751 -37% 176 $95   $24,461,748 39
2011/02/15 - $12,061 -28% 176 $69   $24,473,809 40
2011/02/16 - $9,631 -20% 176 $55   $24,483,440 41
2011/02/17 - $12,754 +32% 176 $72   $24,496,194 42
2011/02/18 - $8,530 -33% 132 $65   $24,504,724 43
2011/02/19 - $14,902 +75% 132 $113   $24,519,626 44
2011/02/20 - $9,861 -34% 132 $75   $24,529,487 45
2011/02/21 49 $5,717 -42% 132 $43   $24,535,204 46
2011/02/22 - $3,294 -42% 132 $25   $24,538,498 47
2011/02/23 - $3,173 -4% 132 $24   $24,541,671 48
2011/02/24 - $3,448 +9% 132 $26   $24,545,119 49
2011/02/25 - $27,538 +699% 171 $161   $24,572,657 50
2011/02/26 - $45,463 +65% 171 $266   $24,618,120 51
2011/02/27 - $29,986 -34% 171 $175   $24,648,106 52
2011/02/28 - $9,338 -69% 171 $55   $24,657,444 53
2011/03/01 - $10,586 +13% 171 $62   $24,668,030 54
2011/03/02 - $9,259 -13% 171 $54   $24,677,289 55
2011/03/03 - $10,162 +10% 171 $59   $24,687,451 56
2011/03/04 - $14,987 +47% 109 $137   $24,702,438 57
2011/03/05 - $25,395 +69% 109 $233   $24,727,833 58
2011/03/06 - $16,583 -35% 109 $152   $24,744,416 59
2011/03/07 - $5,804 -65% 109 $53   $24,750,220 60
2011/03/08 - $6,302 +9% 109 $58   $24,756,522 61
2011/03/09 - $5,680 -10% 109 $52   $24,762,202 62
2011/03/10 - $6,248 +10% 109 $57   $24,768,450 63
2011/03/11 - $6,565 +5% 54 $122   $24,775,015 64
2011/03/12 - $11,148 +70% 54 $206   $24,786,163 65
2011/03/13 - $8,086 -27% 54 $150   $24,794,249 66
2011/03/14 - $3,756 -54% 54 $70   $24,798,005 67
2011/03/15 - $4,170 +11% 54 $77   $24,802,175 68
2011/03/16 - $4,005 -4% 54 $74   $24,806,180 69
2011/03/17 - $4,342 +8% 54 $80   $24,810,522 70
2011/03/18 - $3,765 -13% 31 $121   $24,814,287 71
2011/03/19 - $5,198 +38% 31 $168   $24,819,485 72
2011/03/20 - $3,798 -27% 31 $123   $24,823,283 73
2011/03/21 - $1,206 -68% 31 $39   $24,824,489 74
2011/03/22 - $837 -31% 31 $27   $24,825,326 75
2011/03/23 - $932 +11% 31 $30   $24,826,258 76
2011/03/24 - $970 +4% 31 $31   $24,827,228 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/07 3 $10,612,375   2,816 $3,769   $10,612,375 3
2011/01/14 10 $4,606,584 -57% 2,827 $1,629   $18,104,324 10
2011/01/21 12 $2,297,299 -50% 2,307 $996   $22,189,331 17
2011/01/28 19 $778,183 -66% 1,110 $701   $23,710,664 24
2011/02/04 28 $284,126 -63% 492 $577   $24,242,055 31
2011/02/11 40 $94,222 -67% 176 $535   $24,444,997 38
2011/02/18 51 $33,293 -65% 132 $252   $24,529,487 45
2011/02/25 42 $102,987 +209% 171 $602   $24,648,106 52
2011/03/04 48 $56,965 -45% 109 $523   $24,744,416 59
2011/03/11 56 $25,799 -55% 54 $478   $24,794,249 66
2011/03/18 69 $12,761 -51% 31 $412   $24,823,283 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/3/20112193,028 193,028$3,113,542$3,113,5421
7/10/2011463,586-67% 256,614$1,016,740$4,130,2822
7/17/20112528,346-55% 284,960$481,599$4,611,8803
7/24/20112724,249-14% 309,209$384,347$4,996,2274
7/31/20112819,977-18% 329,186$326,624$5,322,8515
8/7/20113012,332-38% 341,518$192,749$5,515,6006

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/3/2011353,472 53,472$1,232,528$1,232,5281
7/10/2011921,204-60% 74,676$487,487$1,720,0152

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Cast

Nicolas Cage    Behmen
Ron Perlman    Felson
Stephen Campbell Moore    Debelzaq
Stephen Graham    Hagamar
Ulrich Thomsen    Eckhart
Claire Foy    The Girl
Robert Sheehan    Kay
Christopher Lee    Cardinal D'Ambroise
Kevin Rees    Dying Monk
Andrew Hefler    Jail Bailiff
Fernanda Dorogi    Old Woman (Givaudon)
Samantha Dewey-Gartner    Peasant Turk Girl
Matt Devere    Sergeant in Arms
Robert Banlaki    Livery Boy
Barna Illyes    Cardinal's Priest
Kathleen Turner    Demon Voice
Simone Kirby    Midwife
Elen Rhys    Peasant Girl
Nick Sidi    Priest
Rory MacCann    Soldier Commander
Nicola Sloane    Spinster

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Dominic Sena
Screenwriter    Bragi Schut
Producer    Charles Roven
Producer    Alex Gartner
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Steve Alexander
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer    Alan G. Glazer
Executive Producer    Tom Karnowski
Cinematographer    Amir Mokri