Snitch

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,930,462Details
International Box Office $5,190,492
Worldwide Box Office $48,120,954
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,378,740 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,437,703 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $14,816,443
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Businessman John Matthews is devastated when his 18-year-old son Jason receives a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence in federal prison when is caught with a package he received from a friend which, unbeknownst to him, contained illicit drugs. When Jason turns down an offer from politically ambitious U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan to reduce his sentence by manufacturing evidence against someone else, John begs Keeghan to let him go undercover instead. John infiltrates a violent gang led by ruthless drug dealer Malik, but in his efforts to save his son, he compromises another innocent man. And when he unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade, the already dangerous venture turns potentially deadly.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
56% - Rotten
Audience
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Theatrical Release: February 22nd, 2013 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: June 11th, 2013 by Summit Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content and sequences of violence.
(Rating bulletin 2224, 5/23/2012)
Keywords: Wrongfully Convicted, Narcotics, Organized Crime, Prison, Life on the Outside, Undercover, Inspired by a True Story, Agitprop, Epilogue, Intertitle
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Participant Media, Summit Entertainment, Exclusive Media Group, Front Street Productions, Image Nation Abu Dhabi

DVD Sales: Jack's Regular-Sized Opening

New releases were rather sparse on the June 23rd, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart. Granted, Jack the Giant Slayer did earn first place, but it was the only new release in the top five. It sold 319,000 units and generated $4.79 million in revenue, which is weak given the film's production budget. More...

DVD Sales: Oz has a Relatively Powerful Start

New releases earned the top three spots on the DVD sales chart, but there was only one other to earn a spot in the top 30. Oz the Great and Powerful earned first place with 549,000 units / $9.97 million, which is a good result, given the time of year. More...

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases More Powerful in High Definition

There were a lot of new releases on the Blu-ray sales chart this week. This includes Oz the Great and Powerful, which led the way with 472,000 units / $13.21 million during its first week of release. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 46%, which is a good start for a visually impressive adventure film. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 11th, 2013

Another typical summer week on the home market. There are a few first-run releases, but nothing that is a blockbuster. There are more TV on DVD releases, including a couple that were contenders for Pick of the Week. This includes Burn Notice: Season Six, but the screener is late, so I'm holding off. Enter the Dragon gets an Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and it is a contender. However, in the end I went with The Newsroom: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Snitch

Snitch opened in late February, which is not a great time of year to release a major hit. It is not a complete dumping ground like January or September, but most films released during this month will be lucky just to become a midlevel hit. Snitch topped admittedly low expectations becoming a middling hit. A final box office of $43 million isn't bad for that time of year. Does this also describe its quality. Is it not bad, for a February release? Or is it better than its box office numbers would indicate? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oz Was as Great as Expected

Oz the Great and Powerful matched predictions perfectly with close to $80 million. The rest of the box office was well back, but there was still reason to celebrate, as the overall box office grew 28% from last weekend to $140 million. More importantly, it rose 5.4% from last year. Even so, 2013 is still way behind 2012's pace at $1.72 billion to $1.97 billion. I don't think 2013 can recover from this deficit, especially with 2012's biggest hits yet to come. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Oz Be Great or Just Good?

There are two wide releases opening this week, but their relative box office potentials could hardly be more different. Oz the Great and Powerful is opening in nearly 4,000 theaters and could make more than the rest of the box office combined. Dead Man Down, on the other hand, is opening in barely more than 2,000 theaters and on the low end of expectations, might not make the top five. The main competition for Oz is The Lorax, which opened last year with just over $70 million, while it made close to $40 million this weekend last year. If Oz fails to match that lower number, then the box office is in world of trouble. Let's be honest, the box office is already in a world of trouble, but if Oz bombs, then it is as good as dead. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Jack Was Just Average-Sized

The box office was mostly disappointing over the weekend. Jack the Giant Slayer was able to match expectations, more or less, but this was bad news because its expectations were really low compared to its production budget. The other two wide releases, 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism Part II both struggled and failed to live up to the low end of expectations. There was a fourth film that was supposed to open wide, but in the end, Phantom opened in barely more than 1,000 theaters and didn't even come close to the Mendoza Line. The overall box office did grow by 6.0% from last weekend to $109 million. However, that was 35% lower than the same weekend last year. This is several layers of disaster. Year-to-date, 2013 has pulled in $1.55 billion, but that is 7.9% lower than 2012's pace. I don't see it getting better going forward and for the most part, the rest of the month is really bad in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will There Be Any Giants at the Box Office?

There are four wide releases this week, but only one of them, Jack the Giant Slayer, has a real shot at first place. I think 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism Part II should be in a close race for second place, but not everyone agrees. As for Phantom, most think it won't even reach the top ten. As for this weekend last year, The Lorax led the way with just over $70 million. There's no real chance any film will earn that much this weekend. In fact, there's a small chance Jack the Giant Slayer won't match Project X's opening of $21 million. It's going to be a bad weekend at the box office. More...

Contest: Snitches Get Prizes: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Snitches Get Prizes contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oscars Steal the Spotlight

The Oscars proved to be too much competition for the new releases as neither Snitch nor Dark Skies were able to find much success. Indeed, it was Identity Thief that rose to top spot in its third week of release. Most films in the top five were able to at least match expectations, but the overall box office still plummeted 27% from last weekend to just $103 million. The comparison to last year was not quite as bad, but it was still down by a stunning 23%. Ouch. 2013 is now behind 2012 by a full $100 million or 6.7% at $1.41 billion to $1.51 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Identity Thief Regains Top Spot

The box office crown for Oscar weekend will be claimed by Identity Thief, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning, even though the comedy will fall by a relatively large 41% from last weekend. So its win is in large part due to the low-key new releases: Snitch will be second with $13 million in a modest 2,511 theaters and Dark Skies is headed for 6th place with $8.85 million from 2,313 theaters. Neither new film has particularly low per theater averages ($5,177 and $3,826 respectively), so their so-so debuts are as much a factor of their smallish opening theater counts as lack of demand. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dark Skies for New Releases

There are just two wide releases coming out this week, Snitch and Dark Skies. Most analysts think Snitch is the stronger of the two films, but most also think Identity Thief will return to top spot. Looking at all of the evidence, it certainly seems that way. Unless one of the new releases is a truly big surprise, it looks like we won't keep pace with last year again this weekend. 2013 needed to get off to a really fast start, because there's no film that's going to match The Hunger Games, and once we are dealing with that film in the year-over-year comparison, 2013 might be sunk for good. More...

Contest: Snitches Get Prizes

Next weekend is the final weekend of February and while there are two films opening wide, Snitch and Dark Skies, neither of them look like they will be big hits, or even midlevel hits. Snitch's box office potential is only marginally stronger than Dark Skies' is so it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Snitch. 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 Swamp People: Season Three 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 a copy of Storage Wars: Volume Four on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2013 Preview: February

For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part. More...

Cast

Dwayne Johnson    John Matthews
Barry Pepper    Agent Cooper
Jon Bernthal    Daniel James
Susan Sarandon    Joanne Keeghan
Michael K. Williams    Malik
Rafi Gavron    Jason Collins
Melina Kanakaredes    Sylvie Collins
Nadine Velazquez    Analisa
Benjamin Bratt    Juan Carlos 'El Topo' Pintera
Lela Loren    Vanessa
J.D. Pardo    Benicio
David Harbour    Jay Price
Harold Perrineau    Jeffrey Steele
Kyara Campos    Isabelle Matthews
James Allen McCune    Craig
Tanya Ballinger    Party Mom
Ashlynn Ross    Amanda
Spencer Miller    Anthony
Jayson Floyd    Agent Thompson
Ben Blankenship    Agent Torres
Kym Jackson    Agent Sims
Tyler Grey    Team Leader
Jason Douglas    Wayne
Darnell Gerard Trotter    Bones
Tim Smith    Lazy
Shun Hagins    Heavy Gangster
Dother Sykes    Street Dealer
Doris Morgado    Female Guard
Carrie Lazar    Keeghan's Assistant
Richard Cabral    Flaco
Jaime Medeles    Gangbanger #1
Odessa Sykes    Sheriff's Clerk
Douglas M. Griffin    Balliff
Kerry Cahill    Jane Kemp
Sharon London    Judge
Dane Rhodes    Police Officer
Edrick Browne    Shipping Guy
Judd Lormand    Paramedic
Joe Nemimers    Terry Green

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Ric Roman Waugh
Screenwriter    Justin Haythe
Screenwriter    Ric Roman Waugh
Producer    Nigel Sinclair
Producer    Matt Jackson
Producer    Jonathan King
Producer    Dwayne Johnson
Producer    Dany Garcia
Producer    Alex Brunner
Producer    Tobin Armbrust
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Guy East
Executive Producer    Becki Cross Trujillo
Executive Producer    David Fanning
Executive Producer    Justin Haythe
Co-Producer    Jillian Longnecker
Director of Photography    Dana Gonzales
Production Designer    Vincent Reynaud
Film Editor    Jonathan Chibnall
Casting    Mary Vernieu
Casting    Lindsay Graham
Costume Designer    Kimberly Adams
Composer    Antonio Pinto
Stunt Coordinator    Tim Trella
Unit Production Manager    Becki Cross Trujillo
First Assistant Director    Walter Gasparovic
Second Assistant Director    Seth Hansen
Production Supervisor    Regina Robb
Louisiana Casting    Liz Coulon
Art Director    Joe Lemmon
Set Decorator    Kristen Bicksler

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/22 1 $4,162,673   2,511 $1,658   $4,162,673 1
2013/02/23 2 $5,621,840 +35% 2,511 $2,239   $9,784,513 2
2013/02/24 1 $3,383,094 -40% 2,511 $1,347   $13,167,607 3
2013/02/25 2 $887,577 -74% 2,511 $353   $14,055,184 4
2013/02/26 2 $1,095,309 +23% 2,511 $436   $15,150,493 5
2013/02/27 2 $788,524 -28% 2,511 $314   $15,939,017 6
2013/02/28 2 $771,322 -2% 2,511 $307   $16,710,339 7
2013/03/01 5 $2,120,045 +175% 2,511 $844   $18,830,384 8
2013/03/02 3 $3,571,219 +68% 2,511 $1,422   $22,401,603 9
2013/03/03 3 $2,077,127 -42% 2,511 $827   $24,478,730 10
2013/03/04 4 $537,429 -74% 2,511 $214   $25,016,159 11
2013/03/05 4 $684,740 +27% 2,511 $273   $25,700,899 12
2013/03/06 4 $537,387 -22% 2,511 $214   $26,238,286 13
2013/03/07 4 $516,841 -4% 2,511 $206   $26,755,127 14
2013/03/08 6 $1,403,815 +172% 2,340 $600   $28,158,942 15
2013/03/09 4 $2,333,543 +66% 2,340 $997   $30,492,485 16
2013/03/10 4 $1,360,877 -42% 2,340 $582   $31,853,362 17
2013/03/11 6 $441,754 -68% 2,340 $189   $32,295,116 18
2013/03/12 7 $566,050 +28% 2,340 $242   $32,861,166 19
2013/03/13 6 $446,932 -21% 2,340 $191   $33,308,098 20
2013/03/14 6 $449,179 +1% 2,340 $192   $33,757,277 21
2013/03/15 6 $1,046,460 +133% 2,353 $445   $34,803,737 22
2013/03/16 6 $1,552,642 +48% 2,353 $660   $36,356,379 23
2013/03/17 6 $905,516 -42% 2,353 $385   $37,261,895 24
2013/03/18 7 $264,020 -71% 2,353 $112   $37,525,915 25
2013/03/19 7 $328,371 +24% 2,353 $140   $37,854,286 26
2013/03/20 7 $278,625 -15% 2,353 $118   $38,132,911 27
2013/03/21 6 $279,638 n/c 2,353 $119   $38,412,549 28
2013/03/22 10 $534,580 +91% 1,807 $296   $38,947,129 29
2013/03/23 10 $869,125 +63% 1,807 $481   $39,816,254 30
2013/03/24 10 $481,495 -45% 1,807 $266   $40,297,749 31
2013/03/25 10 $177,431 -63% 1,807 $98   $40,475,180 32
2013/03/26 10 $201,635 +14% 1,807 $112   $40,676,815 33
2013/03/27 11 $136,804 -32% 1,807 $76   $40,813,619 34
2013/03/28 14 $95,783 -30% 1,807 $53   $40,909,402 35
2013/03/29 14 $157,095 +64% 1,807 $87   $41,066,497 36
2013/03/30 14 $179,441 +14% 1,807 $99   $41,245,938 37
2013/03/31 15 $107,921 -40% 1,807 $60   $41,353,859 38
2013/04/01 17 $54,094 -50% 1,807 $30   $41,407,953 39
2013/04/02 18 $52,049 -4% 1,807 $29   $41,460,002 40
2013/04/03 18 $47,525 -9% 1,807 $26   $41,507,527 41
2013/04/04 18 $50,595 +6% 1,807 $28   $41,558,122 42
2013/04/05 - $74,363 +47% 304 $245   $41,632,485 43
2013/04/06 - $97,874 +32% 304 $322   $41,730,359 44
2013/04/07 - $53,972 -45% 304 $178   $41,784,331 45
2013/04/08 - $16,206 -70% 304 $53   $41,800,537 46
2013/04/09 - $21,031 +30% 304 $69   $41,821,568 47
2013/04/10 - $16,514 -21% 304 $54   $41,838,082 48
2013/04/11 - $17,796 +8% 304 $59   $41,855,878 49
2013/04/12 - $38,209 +115% 215 $178   $41,894,087 50
2013/04/13 - $61,594 +61% 215 $286   $41,955,681 51
2013/04/14 - $33,290 -46% 215 $155   $41,988,971 52
2013/04/15 - $8,665 -74% 215 $40   $41,997,636 53
2013/04/16 - $13,207 +52% 215 $61   $42,010,843 54
2013/04/17 - $10,037 -24% 215 $47   $42,020,880 55
2013/04/18 - $10,488 +4% 215 $49   $42,031,368 56
2013/04/19 - $24,363 +132% 161 $151   $42,055,731 57
2013/04/20 - $37,047 +52% 161 $230   $42,092,778 58
2013/04/21 - $19,214 -48% 161 $119   $42,111,992 59
2013/04/22 - $6,045 -69% 161 $38   $42,118,037 60
2013/04/23 - $7,974 +32% 161 $50   $42,126,011 61
2013/04/24 - $6,534 -18% 161 $41   $42,132,545 62
2013/04/25 - $6,286 -4% 161 $39   $42,138,831 63
2013/04/26 - $50,512 +704% 252 $200   $42,189,343 64
2013/04/27 - $82,463 +63% 252 $327   $42,271,806 65
2013/04/28 - $54,049 -34% 252 $214   $42,325,855 66
2013/04/29 - $15,665 -71% 252 $62   $42,341,520 67
2013/04/30 - $17,631 +13% 252 $70   $42,359,151 68
2013/05/01 - $14,247 -19% 252 $57   $42,373,398 69
2013/05/02 - $14,898 +5% 252 $59   $42,388,296 70
2013/05/03 - $36,344 +144% 215 $169   $42,424,640 71
2013/05/04 - $59,533 +64% 215 $277   $42,484,173 72
2013/05/05 - $40,140 -33% 215 $187   $42,524,313 73
2013/05/06 - $11,321 -72% 215 $53   $42,535,634 74
2013/05/07 - $12,552 +11% 215 $58   $42,548,186 75
2013/05/08 - $10,329 -18% 215 $48   $42,558,515 76
2013/05/09 - $11,865 +15% 215 $55   $42,570,380 77
2013/05/10 - $28,454 +140% 188 $151   $42,598,834 78
2013/05/11 - $48,800 +72% 188 $260   $42,647,634 79
2013/05/12 - $39,872 -18% 188 $212   $42,687,506 80
2013/05/13 - $10,507 -74% 188 $56   $42,698,013 81
2013/05/14 - $10,665 +2% 188 $57   $42,708,678 82
2013/05/15 - $9,371 -12% 188 $50   $42,718,049 83
2013/05/16 - $10,330 +10% 188 $55   $42,728,379 84
2013/05/17 - $24,277 +135% 153 $159   $42,752,656 85
2013/05/18 - $47,714 +97% 153 $312   $42,800,370 86
2013/05/19 - $38,416 -19% 153 $251   $42,838,786 87
2013/05/20 - $8,564 -78% 153 $56   $42,847,350 88
2013/05/21 - $9,073 +6% 153 $59   $42,856,423 89
2013/05/22 - $7,963 -12% 153 $52   $42,864,386 90
2013/05/23 - $8,527 +7% 153 $56   $42,872,913 91
2013/05/24 - $8,663 +2% 93 $93   $42,881,576 92
2013/05/25 - $13,762 +59% 93 $148   $42,895,338 93
2013/05/26 - $12,977 -6% 93 $140   $42,908,315 94
2013/05/27 - $10,781 -17% 93 $116   $42,919,096 95
2013/05/28 - $3,620 -66% 93 $39   $42,922,716 96
2013/05/29 - $3,873 +7% 93 $42   $42,926,589 97
2013/05/30 - $3,873 n/c 93 $42   $42,930,462 98

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/22 2 $13,167,607   2,511 $5,244   $13,167,607 3
2013/03/01 4 $7,768,391 -41% 2,511 $3,094   $24,478,730 10
2013/03/08 5 $5,098,235 -34% 2,340 $2,179   $31,853,362 17
2013/03/15 6 $3,504,618 -31% 2,353 $1,489   $37,261,895 24
2013/03/22 10 $1,885,200 -46% 1,807 $1,043   $40,297,749 31
2013/03/29 14 $444,457 -76% 1,807 $246   $41,353,859 38
2013/04/05 23 $226,209 -49% 304 $744   $41,784,331 45
2013/04/12 30 $133,093 -41% 215 $619   $41,988,971 52
2013/04/19 38 $80,624 -39% 161 $501   $42,111,992 59
2013/04/26 24 $187,024 +132% 252 $742   $42,325,855 66
2013/05/03 25 $136,017 -27% 215 $633   $42,524,313 73
2013/05/10 27 $117,126 -14% 188 $623   $42,687,506 80
2013/05/17 29 $110,407 -6% 153 $722   $42,838,786 87
2013/05/24 40 $35,402 -68% 93 $381   $42,908,315 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/16/20133252,274 252,274$3,774,019$3,774,0191
6/23/20135112,891-55% 365,165$1,687,720$5,461,7392
6/30/2013883,370-26% 448,535$1,245,548$6,707,2873
7/7/20131063,554-24% 512,089$950,132$7,657,4204
7/14/20131835,270-45% 547,359$527,286$8,184,7065
7/28/20132726,182 592,672$391,159$8,861,8747
8/4/20132315,586-40% 608,258$233,011$9,094,8848
8/11/20133018,773+20% 627,031$280,656$9,375,5419

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/16/2013599,690 99,690$1,992,797$1,992,7971
6/23/2013737,720-62% 137,410$753,267$2,746,0642
6/30/2013926,931-29% 164,341$538,356$3,284,4203
7/7/2013823,783-12% 188,124$475,425$3,759,8454
7/14/20131612,088-49% 200,212$241,394$4,001,2395

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