Surrogates

Surrogates poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,577,772Details
International Box Office $81,090,578
Worldwide Box Office $119,668,350
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,752,145 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,323,672 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,075,817
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
39% - Rotten
Audience
38% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 25th, 2009 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: January 26th, 2010 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 For intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, language, sexuality and a drug-related scene
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

DVD Sales: New Releases Are It

Four new releases reached the top 30 on this week's sales chart; however, they finished in the four top spots. Leading the way was Michael Jackson's This Is It with 1.51 million units sold and $24.22 million in consumer spending at retail. More...

International Details: Complicated in Sixth Place

It's Complicated saw its weekend haul climb 16%, but it still fell out of the top five. It added $10.37 million over the weekend on 2,665 screens in 32 markets for a total of $50.92 million after a month of release. The film opened in third place in Germany with $2.40 million on 552 screens over the weekend and $2.74 million in total. Meanwhile in the U.K. it added $1.84 million on 431 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.72 million after three weeks of release. With debuts in Japan, South Korea, and Italy still ahead of it, it could reach $100 million internationally to go with its $100 million domestic total. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 26th, 2010

It's a soft week at the top, as the biggest release of the week is Michael Jackson's This Is It. There are a few other wide releases hitting the home market as well, but all the rest were box office disappointments of varying degrees. This Is It is a good movie and the DVD / Blu-ray are worth picking up, but they are not Pick of the Week material. For that we have to look to a smaller Canadian film, Pontypool, which earned excellent reviews while the DVD gets a rarely-awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Surrogates

September is usually a terrible time of the year to open a film; however, in 2008 Eagle Eye opened during the last weekend of September and was a surprise hit, earning more than $100 million domestically. Surrogates also opened the last weekend of September and had the same quasi-futuristic setting and plot. However, despite earning better reviews than Eagle Eye, Surrogates never found an audience domestically and only earned about half its reported budget. It will likely do better on the home market, but is it worth checking out? If so, is it worth buying and what format to choose? More...

International Details - More International Flavor

More than half the films on this week's International Details column were international films, starting with sixth place Io, loro E Lara. That film placed first in Italy with $7.56 million on 608 screens over the weekend, giving it $12.91 million in total. More...

International Details - Healthy Imagination

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus climbed into sixth place with $3.20 million on 764 screens in 6 markets for a total of $21.40 million after a month of release. The film opened in fifth place in France with $2.14 million on 234 screens, but that was for the full week. It cracked $10 million in Italy during its run with a total of $10.36 million, including $861,000 on 247 screens this past weekend. More...

International Details - Couples Charge Forward

Couples Retreat expanded this past weekend but just missed the top five with $5.84 million on 1,373 screens in 18 markets for a total of $28.92 million after a month of release. The film opened in third place in Germany under the name All Inclusive, with $2.55 million on 338 screens while it also took third place in Mexico with $446,000 on 235 screens. Next up for the film is Spain next weekend and Italy the weekend after that, while it doesn't end its run until March when it opens in France. More...

International Top Five - It Is Worldwide

There was a new number on film on the international chart this past weekend, as This Is It took top spot with $51.07 million on 8910 screens in 74 markets over the weekend for a total of $68.93 million. Individual markets were led by the U.K. where it pulled in first place with $7.96 million on 498 screens, while it also led in Germany with $6.3 million on 930 screens, France with $5.8 million on 484, Japan with $5.75 million on 321, and Australia with $3.35 million on 293. In all of these markets the film did better than it did here, given the relative sizes involved, but it was still below expectations after all of the talk about record-breaking pre-orders for tickets. Other major markets include Italy where it opened in third place with $2.16 million on 478 screens over the weekend and $3.19 million in total, while it earned second in Spain with $2.04 million on 377 screens over the weekend and $2.72 million in total. In Russia it only managed fourth place with $873,000 on 231 screens while it only managed sixth place with $325,000 on 210 screens over the weekend and $422,000 in total. More...

International Details - An Ugly Milestone

The Ugly Truth reached a major milestone over the weekend with $5.75 million on 2046 screens in 55 markets for a total of $102.27 million internationally. Its biggest market of the weekend was Spain, where it added $1.86 million on 360 screens for a total of $5.17 million. With a debut in Italy a few weeks away, it will likely fall sharply next weekend, but should have no trouble earning $200 million worldwide before its run is over. More...

International Details - Number Six for District Nine, Redux

District 9 returned to sixth place with $6.20 million on 2233 screens in 44 markets for a total of $77.12 million international and $192.36 million. The film opened in first place in South Korea with $1.60 million on 287 screens over the weekend and $1.88 million in total. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Brazil with $865,000 on 204 screens over the weekend for a total of $968,000 and Mexico wasn't as strong with $666,000 on 250 screens, but that was still enough for second place. The film still has a couple markets left to open in, but none are major markets. This will make it hard to reach $100 million internationally, but it could make to $200 million worldwide by this time next week. More...

International details - Agora Speaks to the Masses

Agora opened in first place in Spain and sixth place internationally with $7.90 million on 462 screens. This is great news, as the film cost $70 million to make and it will need a massive run to break even. It won't have to earn all of it in Spain, on the other hand, and should perform well throughout Europe and when it opens here. More...

International Top Five - No Substitute for Number One

There was a tight race atop the international box office with barely $2 million separating first place and sixth place. Surrogates climbed into first place with $11.83 million on 2763 screens in 23 markets for a total of $28.84 million. The film debuted in first place in Mexico, but with only $872,000 on 350 screens. It opened in third place in South Korea with $2.17 million on 267 screens over the weekend and $2.60 million in total. Surprisingly, the film remained in first place in Russia despite falling 58% to $2.24 million on 603 screens over the weekend, while it now has $8.97 million in that market. More...

Zombies Land on Top

October started on a mixed note. While it was better than expected at the top, overall the box office was a little weak pulling in a total of $107 million. Granted, this was 10.7% higher than last week, this was 5.9% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date 2009 has now earned $7.96 million, which is still 7.5% higher than last year's pace. More...

Scary Amounts of Competition

There should be six new films in the top ten this weekend, or rather three new films, two re-releases, and one film expanding into the top ten. However, while there is a lot of activity, only one of these films is opening in more than 3,000 theaters while the others are opening in less than 2,000. Because of this, there's not much doubt about which film will top the chart, but there is a question of by how much. There is also a question of when the overall box office will be able to keep up with last year. More...

Contest - No Substitutions - Winning Announcement

The winners of our No Substitutions contest were determined and they are... More...

International Top Five - Founding Still Strong

The Founding Of A Republic remained in first place down just 26% to $13.56 million on 1,380 screens over the weekend for a total of $36.16 million after two. This film is performing amazingly in China and while it nationalistic story (it is about the rise of the communist party in China) will hurt its chances elsewhere, it's already made enough money to be considered a success. More...

September Ends on a Cloudy Note

None of the three wide releases were able to live up to Thursday's predictions and while the number one film held on a lot better than expected, it wasn't enough to compensate. Overall the box office was down 4.7% from last weekend to $96%, which was 4.2% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date 2009 is still up on 2008 by 7.8% at $7.8 billion to $7.3 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moviegoers Enjoy Big Second Helping of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs enjoyed the best second weekend hold of the year for a major release to win the weekend at the box office. The 3D family movie earned $24.6 million, by Sony's estimate, which is down just 19% from its opening. The studio will be hoping that the great word-of-mouth will keep the movie going even with the arrival of the Toy Story 3D Double Feature next weekend. More...

Will September End Famously?

The three wide releases this week include two that have a shot at top spot, depending on who you ask, and another that will likely struggle for a spot in the top five. Overall the new releases are about as strong as this time last year, but holdovers should be the deciding factor in keeping 2009 ahead of last year's pace. More...

Contest - No Substitutions

It may not be the widest release of next week and we're not sure that Surrogates will be the number one film next weekend. But we are 100% sure it's the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Surrogates. 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 Criminal Minds - Season Four - DVD and Harper's Island - The DVD Edition. Meanwhile, 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 Criminal Minds - Season Four - DVD and Harper's Island - The DVD Edition. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2009 Preview: September

Summer ended on a strong note with three films from August that have the potential to cross $100 million at the box office. But I don't think there's a single film coming out this month that has the potential to do the same. Then again, we're not concerned with keeping up with August, we are concerned with keeping up with September last year, and that will be an easier task most weeks. More...

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Cast Updates - April 4, 2008

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New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - November 27, 2007

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Cast Updates - November 22, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Angels & Demons, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Pinkville and more! More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 2 $5,053,646   2,951 $1,713   $5,053,646 1
2009/09/26 2 $6,106,226 +21% 2,951 $2,069   $11,159,872 2
2009/09/27 2 $3,742,820 -39% 2,951 $1,268   $14,902,692 3
2009/09/28 2 $1,175,307 -69% 2,951 $398   $16,077,999 4
2009/09/29 1 $1,169,691 n/c 2,951 $396   $17,247,690 5
2009/09/30 1 $921,089 -21% 2,951 $312   $18,168,779 6
2009/10/01 2 $874,301 -5% 2,951 $296   $19,043,080 7
2009/10/02 5 $2,252,840 +158% 2,951 $763   $21,295,920 8
2009/10/03 4 $3,222,198 +43% 2,951 $1,092   $24,518,118 9
2009/10/04 4 $1,766,016 -45% 2,951 $598   $26,284,134 10
2009/10/05 4 $508,320 -71% 2,951 $172   $26,792,454 11
2009/10/06 4 $606,100 +19% 2,951 $205   $27,398,554 12
2009/10/07 4 $520,364 -14% 2,951 $176   $27,918,918 13
2009/10/08 4 $538,549 +3% 2,951 $182   $28,457,467 14
2009/10/09 6 $1,275,590 +137% 2,992 $426   $29,733,057 15
2009/10/10 6 $1,812,735 +42% 2,992 $606   $31,545,792 16
2009/10/11 6 $1,179,989 -35% 2,992 $394   $32,725,781 17
2009/10/12 6 $590,224 -50% 2,992 $197   $33,316,005 18
2009/10/13 6 $395,844 -33% 2,992 $132   $33,711,849 19
2009/10/14 6 $344,192 -13% 2,992 $115   $34,056,041 20
2009/10/15 6 $354,294 +3% 2,992 $118   $34,410,335 21
2009/10/16 10 $587,211 +66% 2,326 $252   $34,997,546 22
2009/10/17 10 $865,832 +47% 2,326 $372   $35,863,378 23
2009/10/18 9 $464,272 -46% 2,326 $200   $36,327,650 24
2009/10/19 9 $150,560 -68% 2,326 $65   $36,478,210 25
2009/10/20 10 $162,696 +8% 2,326 $70   $36,640,906 26
2009/10/21 8 $160,807 -1% 2,326 $69   $36,801,713 27
2009/10/22 8 $181,241 +13% 2,326 $78   $36,982,954 28

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 2 $14,902,692   2,951 $5,050   $14,902,692 3
2009/10/02 4 $7,241,054 -51% 2,951 $2,454   $26,284,134 10
2009/10/09 6 $4,268,314 -41% 2,992 $1,427   $32,725,781 17
2009/10/16 9 $1,917,315 -55% 2,326 $824   $36,327,650 24
2009/10/23 17 $590,444 -69% 797 $741   $37,573,398 31
2009/10/30 22 $251,979 -57% 357 $706   $38,008,686 38
2009/11/06 29 $126,617 -50% 174 $728   $38,255,840 45
2009/11/13 42 $55,642 -56% 101 $551   $38,368,790 52
2009/11/20 55 $22,348 -60% 48 $466   $38,408,343 59
2009/11/27 35 $98,902 +343% 158 $626   $38,542,418 66

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/31/20102295,206 295,206$5,015,550$5,015,5501
2/7/20107114,665-61% 409,871$1,948,158$6,963,7082
2/14/20101758,595-49% 468,466$995,529$7,959,2373

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/31/2010286,218 86,218$2,025,270$2,025,2701
2/7/2010529,043-66% 115,261$682,211$2,707,4812
2/14/20101516,718-42% 131,979$392,698$3,100,1793

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.

Cast

Bruce Willis    Greer
Radha Mitchell    Peters
Rosamund Pike    Maggie
Boris Kodjoe    Stone
James Francis Ginty    Canter
James Cromwell    Older Canter
Ving Rhames    The Prophet
Jack Noseworthy    Strickland
Devin Ratray    Bobby
Michael Cudlitz    Colonel Brendon
Jeffrey De Serrano    Armando
Helena Mattsson    JJ the Blonde
Michael Phillip    Uniformed Cop
Danny Smith    Victim
Brian Parrish    Hard Hat
Jennifer Alden    Landlady
Shane Dzicek    Jared Canter
Andrew Haserlat    Undergrad #1
Justin Goodrich    Undergrad #2
Lisa Hernandez    Female Newscaster
Kirk Hawkins    Male Newscaster
Max Murphy    Captain

Production and Technical Credits

Costume Designer    April Ferry
Second Unit Director    Brandon Lambdin
Executive Producer    David Nicksay
Executive Producer    Elizabeth Banks
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Production Designer    Jeff Mann
Editor    Kevin Stitt
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mark Stetson
Casting Director    Michelle Lewitt
Assistant Director    Nilo Otero
Cinematographer    Oliver Wood
Unit Production Manager    Todd Arnow
Composer    Richard Marvin
Screenwriter    John Brancato
Screenwriter    Michael Ferris
Director    Jonathan Mostow