Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $186,848,418Details
International Box Office $348,849,671
Worldwide Box Office $535,698,089
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $52,380,328 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $36,001,901 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $88,382,229
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large - Professor James Moriarty - and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Around the globe, headlines break the news: a scandal takes down an Indian cotton tycoon; a Chinese opium trader dies of an apparent overdose; bombings in Strasbourg and Vienna; the death of an American steel magnate... No one sees the connective thread between these seemingly random events - no one, that is, except the great Sherlock Holmes, who has discerned a deliberate web of death and destruction. At its center sits a singularly sinister spider: Moriarty. Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his ominous plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 16th, 2011 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: June 12th, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material.
(Rating bulletin 2199, 11/23/2011)
Franchise: Sherlock Holmes
Keywords: Private Investigator, Visual Effects, Costume Drama, Secret Identity, Cross-Dressing, Undercover, Terrorism
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions, Village Roadshow Productions, Warner Bros.

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DVD Sales: Shadows Linger On Top

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Blu-ray Sales: Shadows Brighten Blu-ray

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DVD Sales: Sherlock Graduates

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 12th, 2012

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International Box Office: Journey to the Top

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International Box Office: Sherlock Holmes Catches another Milestone

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International Box Office: Major Milestone for Mission

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Weekend Predictions: Dealing with the Devil

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Weekend Wrap-Up: New Year, Same Old Results

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Ethereal Results

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International Box Office: Mission Goes Global

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office a Mere Shadow of Former Glory

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Weekend Estimates: Sherlock and Alvin Can't Save Christmas

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Weekend Predictions: Will the Holidays Finally Begin?

The box office has given us disappointment after disappointment for a long time. It is getting to the point where no matter how strong a film looks on paper, I expect it to struggle at the box office. This week, we have three or four major releases, depending on how you define things. Both Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows are opening in roughly 3,700 theaters, while Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol is opening in 400 theaters and Young Adult is expanding into nearly 1,000 theaters. All four films should place within the top five. They should also do well when compared to last year's batch of new releases / expansions. The best new release from this week last year was Tron: Legacy, which made $44 million. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows should top that with ease, and the combined strength of the rest should help 2011 earn a solid win. Then again, I've said that before recently and ended up being disappointed the following Monday. More...

Contest: Deductive Reasoning

There are two saturation level releases coming out next week, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Both have a shot at $200 million in total, but the latter should start much faster, so it is the target film in this week's contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. 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 Detective Dee and The Mystery of the Phantom Flame on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Detective Dee and The Mystery of the Phantom Flame on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2011 Preview: December

Well... game over. At the beginning of November, 2011's total box office was $340 million behind 2010's pace. We needed that gap to be closed significantly by the end of the month, but it actually grew wider. So now that there's virtually no chance that 2011 will avoid a year-over-year decline at the box office, not unless there's a surprise Avatar coming out this month. But is there at least some hope for the next four weeks? Last December six films reach $100 million, including one that opened in limited release and expanded wide, but none reached $200 million. This year, four are practically sure bets at $100 million, including one or two that could reach $200 million. Plus, there are four others that should make between $75 million and $100 million. I doubt all of them will reach the century mark, but if one did, it wouldn't be a shock. Then there's a couple of limited releases that should expand wide and, maybe, if one of them becomes the big play during Awards Season, it could reach $100 million as well. Even if every film beat expectations, 2011 won't come out ahead. But maybe if enough do, we can at least end the year on a high note. Unfortunately it has come down to that. Instead of talking about the box office record being broken, we are hoping 2011 doesn't end on yet another sour note. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/16 1 $14,607,982   3,703 $3,945   $14,607,982 1
2011/12/17 1 $14,694,463 +1% 3,703 $3,968   $29,302,445 2
2011/12/18 1 $10,334,634 -30% 3,703 $2,791   $39,637,079 3
2011/12/19 1 $4,926,128 -52% 3,703 $1,330   $44,563,207 4
2011/12/20 1 $5,162,067 +5% 3,703 $1,394   $49,725,274 5
2011/12/21 3 $4,283,299 -17% 3,703 $1,157   $54,008,573 6
2011/12/22 2 $4,745,049 +11% 3,703 $1,281   $58,753,622 7
2011/12/23 2 $6,755,371 +42% 3,703 $1,824   $65,508,993 8
2011/12/24 2 $3,898,691 -42% 3,703 $1,053   $69,407,684 9
2011/12/25 2 $9,616,493 +147% 3,703 $2,597   $79,024,177 10
2011/12/26 2 $10,829,958 +13% 3,703 $2,925   $89,854,135 11
2011/12/27 2 $7,321,067 -32% 3,703 $1,977   $97,175,202 12
2011/12/28 3 $6,515,996 -11% 3,703 $1,760   $103,691,198 13
2011/12/29 3 $6,331,128 -3% 3,703 $1,710   $110,022,326 14
2011/12/30 2 $7,628,273 +20% 3,703 $2,060   $117,650,599 15
2011/12/31 2 $6,401,030 -16% 3,703 $1,729   $124,051,629 16
2012/01/01 2 $6,852,117 +7% 3,703 $1,850   $130,903,746 17
2012/01/02 2 $6,006,473 -12% 3,703 $1,622   $136,910,219 18
2012/01/03 2 $2,558,120 -57% 3,703 $691   $139,468,339 19
2012/01/04 2 $2,013,350 -21% 3,703 $544   $141,481,689 20
2012/01/05 2 $1,878,372 -7% 3,703 $507   $143,360,061 21
2012/01/06 3 $4,234,574 +125% 3,603 $1,175   $147,594,635 22
2012/01/07 3 $6,048,847 +43% 3,603 $1,679   $153,643,482 23
2012/01/08 3 $3,405,900 -44% 3,603 $945   $157,049,382 24
2012/01/09 3 $1,052,341 -69% 3,603 $292   $158,101,723 25
2012/01/10 3 $1,343,458 +28% 3,603 $373   $159,445,181 26
2012/01/11 2 $1,102,268 -18% 3,603 $306   $160,547,449 27
2012/01/12 2 $1,052,195 -5% 3,603 $292   $161,599,644 28
2012/01/13 6 $2,407,155 +129% 3,155 $763   $164,006,799 29
2012/01/14 5 $3,496,939 +45% 3,155 $1,108   $167,503,738 30
2012/01/15 5 $2,688,563 -23% 3,155 $852   $170,192,301 31
2012/01/16 6 $1,851,414 -31% 3,155 $587   $172,043,715 32
2012/01/17 6 $651,148 -65% 3,155 $206   $172,694,863 33
2012/01/18 7 $543,359 -17% 3,155 $172   $173,238,222 34
2012/01/19 6 $568,007 +5% 3,155 $180   $173,806,229 35
2012/01/20 9 $1,279,282 +125% 2,485 $515   $175,085,511 36
2012/01/21 9 $2,291,442 +79% 2,485 $922   $177,376,953 37
2012/01/22 10 $944,773 -59% 2,485 $380   $178,321,726 38
2012/01/23 10 $346,085 -63% 2,485 $139   $178,667,811 39
2012/01/24 11 $381,225 +10% 2,485 $153   $179,049,036 40
2012/01/25 12 $331,410 -13% 2,485 $133   $179,380,446 41
2012/01/26 12 $358,470 +8% 2,485 $144   $179,738,916 42
2012/01/27 15 $685,406 +91% 1,530 $448   $180,424,322 43
2012/01/28 15 $1,186,588 +73% 1,530 $776   $181,610,910 44
2012/01/29 16 $600,147 -49% 1,530 $392   $182,211,057 45
2012/01/30 17 $160,168 -73% 1,530 $105   $182,371,225 46
2012/01/31 17 $176,248 +10% 1,530 $115   $182,547,473 47
2012/02/01 17 $150,470 -15% 1,530 $98   $182,697,943 48
2012/02/02 17 $161,175 +7% 1,530 $105   $182,859,118 49
2012/02/03 - $332,109 +106% 857 $388   $183,191,227 50
2012/02/04 - $535,134 +61% 857 $624   $183,726,361 51
2012/02/05 - $158,762 -70% 857 $185   $183,885,123 52
2012/02/06 18 $86,257 -46% 857 $101   $183,971,380 53
2012/02/07 18 $99,194 +15% 857 $116   $184,070,574 54
2012/02/08 18 $84,408 -15% 857 $98   $184,154,982 55
2012/02/09 18 $89,316 +6% 857 $104   $184,244,298 56
2012/02/10 - $94,465 +6% 265 $356   $184,338,763 57
2012/02/11 - $161,958 +71% 265 $611   $184,500,721 58
2012/02/12 - $72,479 -55% 265 $274   $184,573,200 59
2012/02/13 - $26,368 -64% 265 $100   $184,599,568 60
2012/02/14 - $60,637 +130% 265 $229   $184,660,205 61
2012/02/15 - $28,033 -54% 265 $106   $184,688,238 62
2012/02/16 - $29,116 +4% 265 $110   $184,717,354 63
2012/02/17 - $150,098 +416% 403 $372   $184,867,452 64
2012/02/18 - $233,519 +56% 403 $579   $185,100,971 65
2012/02/19 - $170,185 -27% 403 $422   $185,271,156 66
2012/02/20 - $115,345 -32% 403 $286   $185,386,501 67
2012/02/21 - $55,520 -52% 403 $138   $185,442,021 68
2012/02/22 - $47,548 -14% 403 $118   $185,489,569 69
2012/02/23 - $49,049 +3% 403 $122   $185,538,618 70
2012/02/24 - $102,994 +110% 333 $309   $185,641,612 71
2012/02/25 - $165,180 +60% 333 $496   $185,806,792 72
2012/02/26 - $82,161 -50% 333 $247   $185,888,953 73
2012/02/27 - $28,237 -66% 333 $85   $185,917,190 74
2012/02/28 - $34,367 +22% 333 $103   $185,951,557 75
2012/02/29 - $29,401 -14% 333 $88   $185,980,958 76
2012/03/01 - $32,835 +12% 333 $99   $186,013,793 77
2012/03/02 - $71,429 +118% 266 $269   $186,085,222 78
2012/03/03 - $124,327 +74% 266 $467   $186,209,549 79
2012/03/04 - $61,802 -50% 266 $232   $186,271,351 80
2012/03/05 - $21,231 -66% 266 $80   $186,292,582 81
2012/03/06 - $25,393 +20% 266 $95   $186,317,975 82
2012/03/07 - $22,600 -11% 266 $85   $186,340,575 83
2012/03/08 - $24,598 +9% 266 $92   $186,365,173 84
2012/03/09 - $49,728 +102% 208 $239   $186,414,901 85
2012/03/10 - $72,367 +46% 208 $348   $186,487,268 86
2012/03/11 - $36,098 -50% 208 $174   $186,523,366 87
2012/03/12 - $15,162 -58% 208 $73   $186,538,528 88
2012/03/13 - $18,346 +21% 208 $88   $186,556,874 89
2012/03/14 - $16,528 -10% 208 $79   $186,573,402 90
2012/03/15 - $18,211 +10% 208 $88   $186,591,613 91
2012/03/16 - $28,556 +57% 125 $228   $186,620,169 92
2012/03/17 - $38,631 +35% 125 $309   $186,658,800 93
2012/03/18 - $18,504 -52% 125 $148   $186,677,304 94
2012/03/19 - $8,627 -53% 125 $69   $186,685,931 95
2012/03/20 - $8,972 +4% 125 $72   $186,694,903 96
2012/03/21 - $7,986 -11% 125 $64   $186,702,889 97
2012/03/22 - $8,545 +7% 125 $68   $186,711,434 98
2012/03/23 - $16,290 +91% 86 $189   $186,727,724 99
2012/03/24 - $25,123 +54% 86 $292   $186,752,847 100
2012/03/25 - $11,411 -55% 86 $133   $186,764,258 101
2012/03/26 - $6,170 -46% 86 $72   $186,770,428 102
2012/03/27 - $8,059 +31% 86 $94   $186,778,487 103
2012/03/28 - $6,872 -15% 86 $80   $186,785,359 104
2012/03/29 - $7,534 +10% 86 $88   $186,792,893 105
2012/03/30 - $12,587 +67% 55 $229   $186,805,480 106
2012/03/31 - $16,772 +33% 55 $305   $186,822,252 107
2012/04/01 - $8,417 -50% 55 $153   $186,830,669 108
2012/04/02 - $3,228 -62% 55 $59   $186,833,897 109
2012/04/03 - $4,765 +48% 55 $87   $186,838,662 110
2012/04/04 - $4,075 -14% 55 $74   $186,842,737 111
2012/04/05 - $5,681 +39% 55 $103   $186,848,418 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/16 1 $39,637,079   3,703 $10,704   $39,637,079 3
2011/12/23 2 $20,270,555 -49% 3,703 $5,474   $7,024,177 10
2011/12/30 2 $20,881,420 +3% 3,703 $5,639   $130,903,746 17
2012/01/06 3 $13,689,321 -34% 3,603 $3,799   $157,049,382 24
2012/01/13 5 $8,592,657 -37% 3,155 $2,724   $170,192,301 31
2012/01/20 9 $4,515,497 -47% 2,485 $1,817   $178,321,726 38
2012/01/27 16 $2,472,141 -45% 1,530 $1,616   $182,211,057 45
2012/02/03 20 $1,026,005 -58% 857 $1,197   $183,885,123 52
2012/02/10 30 $328,902 -68% 265 $1,241   $184,573,200 59
2012/02/17 20 $553,802 +68% 403 $1,374   $185,271,156 66
2012/02/24 24 $350,335 -37% 333 $1,052   $185,888,953 73
2012/03/02 27 $257,558 -26% 266 $968   $186,271,351 80
2012/03/09 31 $158,193 -39% 208 $761   $186,523,366 87
2012/03/16 42 $85,691 -46% 125 $686   $186,677,304 94
2012/03/23 49 $52,824 -38% 86 $614   $186,764,258 101
2012/03/30 54 $37,776 -28% 55 $687   $186,830,669 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/17/201211,250,264 1,250,264$18,703,949$18,703,9491
6/24/20121506,059-60% 1,756,323$7,570,643$26,274,5922
7/1/20124200,430-60% 1,956,753$2,998,433$29,273,0253
7/8/20124180,959-10% 2,137,712$1,936,261$31,209,2864
7/15/20123145,217-20% 2,282,929$1,809,404$33,018,6905
7/22/2012792,803-36% 2,375,732$1,388,333$34,407,0236
7/29/2012689,331-4% 2,465,063$1,336,392$35,743,4157
8/5/2012787,696-2% 2,552,759$1,288,254$37,031,6698
8/12/20121242,810-51% 2,595,569$595,487$37,627,1569
8/19/2012946,785+9% 2,642,354$463,172$38,090,32710
8/26/20122320,211-57% 2,662,565$282,550$38,372,87711
9/9/20122719,528 2,695,189$334,515$38,919,28513
11/25/20126496,094 3,218,128$3,140,275$42,471,70024
12/2/20122779,948-84% 3,298,076$1,015,340$43,487,04025
12/9/20122582,913+4% 3,380,989$496,649$43,983,68926
12/30/201222100,378 3,495,266$630,374$44,697,31729
1/6/20131669,077-31% 3,564,370$606,496$45,306,04930
12/1/201313373,973 4,080,353$2,580,414$49,099,45377

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/17/20121648,313 648,313$15,799,388$15,799,3881
6/24/20121215,264-67% 863,577$5,304,105$21,103,4932
7/1/2012462,009-71% 925,586$1,537,827$22,641,3203
7/8/2012193,330+51% 1,018,916$1,568,877$24,210,1974
7/15/2012256,118-40% 1,075,034$991,049$25,201,2465
7/22/2012927,129-52% 1,102,163$670,622$25,871,8686
7/29/2012532,355+19% 1,134,518$799,490$26,671,3587
8/5/2012620,933-35% 1,155,451$518,932$27,190,2908
8/12/20121013,440-36% 1,168,891$315,837$27,506,1279
8/19/2012639,867+197% 1,208,758$633,888$28,140,01510
8/26/20121312,777-68% 1,221,535$310,864$28,450,87911
9/9/20121911,608 1,238,441$289,032$28,871,82713
11/25/20129142,737 1,406,452$2,525,011$31,843,93024
12/2/20121253,902-62% 1,460,354$700,181$32,544,11125
12/9/20121244,084-18% 1,504,438$584,108$33,128,21926

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Cast

Robert Downey, Jr.    Sherlock Holmes
Jude Law    Dr. John Watson
Noomi Rapace    Madam Simza Heron
Rachel McAdams    Irene Adler
Jared Harris    Professor James Moriarty
Stephen Fry    Mycroft Holmes
Paul Anderson    Colonel Sebastian Moran
Kelly Reilly    Mary Watson
Geraldine James    Mrs. Hudson
Eddie Marsan    Inspector Lestrade
William Houston    Constable Clark
Wolf Kahler    Doctor Hoffmanstahl
Iain Mitchell    Auctioneer
Jack Laskey    Carruthers
Patricia Slater    Shush Club Maitre D
Karima Adebibe    Shush Club Maitre D
Richard Cunningham    Businessman
Marcus Shakesheff    Hashisheen
Mark Sheals    Cock Fight Referee
George Taylor    University Student
Michael Webber    Vicar
Mike Grady    Train Conductor
Alexandre Carril    Twin
Victor Carril    Twin
Thorston Manderlay    Alfred Meinhard
Afif Ben Badra    Tamas
Daniel Naprous    Marko
Lancelot Weaver    Stefan
Vladimir Furdik    Andrzej
Jacques Senet Larson    Gypsy Kid
Nicolas Senet Larson    Gypsy Kids
Sebastian Senet Larson    Gypsy Kid
Alexander Devrient    Gypsies
Fatima Adoum    Gypsy
Stanley Kaye    Stanley
Thierry Neuvic    Claude Ravache
Martin Nelson    Commendatore
Mark Llewelyn-Evans    Don Giovanni
Anthony Inglis    Conductor
Ian Wilson-Pope    Leporello
Pamela Hay    Elvira
Laurence Dobiesz    Servant
Peter Stark    German Officer
Roman Jankovic    German Officer
Frederick Ruth    Ballroom Attendant
Carsten Hayes    Ballroom Photographer
Jonathan Christie    Diplomat
James McNeill    Diplomat
Laurentiu Possa    Rene Heron
Maitland Chandler    Banker
Joe Egan    Big Joe
Clive Russell    Captain Tanner

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Guy Ritchie
Screenwriter    Michele Mulroney
Screenwriter    Kieran Mulroney
Producer    Joel Silver
Producer    Lionel Wigram
Producer    Susan Downey
Producer    Dan Lin
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were created by the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and appear in stories and novels by him.    Arthur Conan Doyle
Executive Producer    Bruce Berman
Executive Producer    Steve Clark-Hall
Co-Producer    Lauren Meek
Co-Producer    Ethan Erwin
Director of Photography    Philippe Rousselot
Production Designer    Sarah Greenwood
Editor    James Herbert
Casting    Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Music Producer    Hans Zimmer
Music Producer    Lorne Balfe
Costume Designer    Jenny Beavan
Visual Effects Supervisor    Chas Jarrett
First Assistant Director    Max Keene
Unit Production Manager    Mark Mostyn
Associate Producer    Peter Eskelsen
Make-up and Hair Designer    Christine Blundell
Supervising Art Director    Niall Moroney
Art Director    James Foster
Art Director    Nick Gottschalk
Art Director    Matt Gray
Supervising Set Decorator    Katie Spencer
Set Decorator    Alison Harvey
Sound    Chris Munro
Supervising Sound Editor    Oliver Tarney
Special Effects Supervisor    Mark Holt
Second Unit Director    Paul Jennings
Second Unit Director    Chad Stahelski
Second Unit Camera    David Higgs
Second Unit Camera    Alan Stewart
Stunt Coordinator    Franklin Hanson
Stunt Coordinator    Markos Rounthwaite
Stunt Coordinator    Chad Stahelski
Fight Coordinator    Richard R. Ryan

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