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Taken 3 (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $89,256,424Details
International Box Office $238,400,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $327,656,424
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,744,540 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $8,352,424 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,096,964
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills’ reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now—his daughter.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
11% - Rotten
Audience
44% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$48,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 9th, 2015 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: January 8th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
January 8th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
January 16th, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
January 21st, 2015 (Wide) (France)
January 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Brazil)
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Video Release: March 31st, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2349, 11/19/2014)
Running Time: 118 minutes
Franchise: Taken
Comparisons: vs. The Equalizer
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Keywords: Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Framed, Fugitive / On the Run, Revenge, Divorced Couple Falling Back in Love, Digital Cinematography
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: EuropaCorp, Canal Plus, M6 Films
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,195 $10,713 May 8, 2015 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,135 $26,603 May 1, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,369 $25,509 Apr 24, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,549 $26,854 Apr 17, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,563 $45,820 Apr 10, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,689 $53,334 Apr 3, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,576 $91,238 Mar 27, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,527 $130,628 Mar 20, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,396 $204,017 Mar 13, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,646 $211,322 Mar 6, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,797 $260,609 Feb 27, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,711 $483,987 Feb 20, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,520 $1,116,999 Feb 13, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,322 $2,314,437 Feb 6, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,254 $3,745,914 Jan 30, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 880 $7,412,597 Jan 23, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 595 $14,715,818 Jan 16, 2015 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 378 $53,058,101 Jan 16, 2015 8
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 592 $8,706,533 Jan 11, 2015 3
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $39,201,657 Jan 9, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 299 $39,201,657 Jan 9, 2015 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 393 $39,201,657 Jan 9, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 257 3,594 Jan 9, 2015 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 25 $15,615,092 Jan 10, 2015 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 366 $15,615,092 Jan 10, 2015 2
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 933 $15,615,092 Jan 10, 2015 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 309 $14,880,032 Jan 9, 2015 1

Cast

   Bryan Mills
Forest Whitaker    Frank Dotzler
Famke Janssen    Lenore St. John
Maggie Grace    Kim Mills
Dougray Scott    Stuart St. John
Sam Spruell    Oleg Malankov
Leland Orser    Sam
Dylan Bruno    Smith
Judi Beecher    Claire
Al Sapienza    Detective Johnson
Jon Gries    Casey
Andrew Howard    Maxim
Ellen Ho    USC Girl #1
Alexander Wraith    Officer Goodman
Jason Lee Erickson    Student
Don Harvey    Garcia
P.T.    Detective
Katy Mary Garland    Bagel Shop Clerk
Abbey Ferrell    Kim's Friend
Andrew Borba    Clarence
Steve Coulter    Professor
Haley Craft    USC Girl #2
Catherine Dyer    NSA Woman
Alan Purwin    Cop Pilot Helicopter
Preston Baker    College Student
Al Vicente    Crime Scene Cop
Philip J. Silvera    Officer Ramsey
Shelley Calene-Black    Debriefing Room Cop
Gregory Fears    Detective
Michael Shikany    Convenience Store Clerk
Tony Demille    Impound Technician
Dale Liner    Officer Bernard
Ciaran Charles    Pilot
Matt Pruett    Truck Stop Motorcycle Man
Neil Macwan    Albanian Student
Jimmy Palumbo    Cop Brooks
Fred Galle    LAPD Detective
Robert Praigo    Cop #1-Crime Scene
Jimmy Gonzales    Cop
Sarunas Jackson    USC Student
Taylor Hall    Bodyguard
John Manison    Bart
Mikael Buxton    Russian Thug
Cedric Cirotteau    Maxim Partner #1
Derrick Worsley    Officer Edwards
Adam J. Smith    Cop Technician
Garrett H. Dumas    Detective
Tony Williams    Cop #2 - Crime Scene
Johnny Harvill    Customer Rancho Cafe
Cornelius Peter    Pastor
Mike Davies    Pilot Private Jet
Christabelle Rose    College Student
Alex Disdier    Steward Austin
Zachary Stockdale    Maxim Partner #2
Reuben Avi    Officer Parker
John VanHorn III    Stuart's Bodyguard
Robert Bryan Davis    Gas Station Attendant
Nazareth Dairian    Toy Store Clerk
Steve Janousek    USC Student
Franck Neel    Stuart Bodyguard #2
Hannah Clabaugh    College Student
Charles Sanger    L.A. Detective
Cedric Chevalme    Malankov's Guy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Luc Besson
Screenwriter    Robert Mark Kamen
Producer    Luc Besson
Director of Photography    Eric Kress
Production Designer    Sebastien Inizan
Composer    Nathaniel Mechaly
Costume Designer    Olivier Beriot
Producer    Didier Hoarau
Producer    Franck LeBreton
Line Producer    Michael Mandaville
Unit Production Manager    Henri Deneubourg
Assistant Director    Ludovic Bernard
Production Manager    Henri Deneubourg
Post-Production Supervisor    Guillaume Parent
Assistant Director    Trent Dempsey
Editor    Nicolas Trembasiewicz
Art Director    Nanci Roberts
Set Decorator    Linda Spheeris
Casting Director    John Papsidera
Sound Mixer    Stephane Bucher
Re-recording Mixer    Stephane Bucher
Sound Editor    Frederic DuBois
Sound Editor    Capucine Courau
Special Effects Supervisor    Philippe Hubin
Special Effects Supervisor    Stan Parks
Visual Effects Supervisor    Simon Descamps
Visual Effects Supervisor    Paul Briault
Make up    Myke Michaels
Hairstylist    Dugg Kirkpatrick
Re-recording Mixer    Dean Humphreys
Stunt Coordinator    Mark Vanselow

Home Market Numbers: Sniper Steady on Top

June 14th, 2015

American Sniper

The week ending May 31 was a terrible week for new releases with only one that sold more than 50,000 units on the combined home market chart. Fortunately, American Sniper held on a lot better than most releases do, and was down just 27% to 844,000 units/ $16.01 million in consumer spending for the week, giving it totals of 1.99 million units / $37.40 million after two weeks of release. It is now in fifth place on the 2015 combined chart, but again, given its box office, it should be higher. More...

DVD Sales: Fifty Overshadows the rest of the DVDs

May 30th, 2015

There were six new releases to reach the top 30 of the DVD sales chart this week. We also have a new number one DVD, 50 Shades of Grey, which opened with 573,000 units / $8.59 million for the week. More...

Blu-ray Sales: 50 Shades on Blu

May 30th, 2015

There were only four new releases on this week's Blu-ray sales chart, but three of them reached the top five. This includes a new number one Blu-ray, 50 Shades of Grey, which sold 852,000 units and generated $16.74 million in sales. This represents 73% of total Blu-rays sold this week, while the film's opening week Blu-ray share was just under 60%. This is a shockingly high opening week Blu-ray share, especially given the target demographic. More...

DVD Sales: Paddington Pads Its Lead

May 27th, 2015

The top of the DVD sales chart were dominated by new releases with four of the top five DVDs new to the charts. This includes Paddington, which took top spot with 216,000 units / $3.24 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Paddington Leads Parade of New Releases

May 27th, 2015

New releases took the top three spots on the Blu-ray sales chart, led by Paddington. The film sold 168,000 units and generated $3.35 million in sales. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 44%, which is amazing for a live action family film. More...

Home Market Numbers: Taken Helps Home Market Bounce Back, Sort Of

May 23rd, 2015

Taken 3

After two weeks with no prime releases, this week we have one prime new release, Taken 3. It dominated the Blu-ray sales chart with about 44% of the total overall Blu-ray market. This was enough to help the overall Blu-ray market grow 23% in terms of units and 13% in terms of revenue when compared to last week. Compared to last year, the Blu-ray market was 5.6% lower in terms of units and 18% lower in terms of revenue. Changes in the DVDs sales were nearly identical, so the overall Blu-ray share remained at 34%. More...

DVD Sales: Taken Dominates on DVD

May 23rd, 2015

There was only one big new release on the DVD sales chart. Taken 3 earned an easy first place with 435,000 units / $6.48 million. This is well below the opening week sales of the first two films in the franchise. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Taken 3 Leads Trio of New Releases

May 23rd, 2015

New releases were not terrible, which makes this week on the Blu-ray sales chart better than the past couple of weeks. Taken 3 earned first place with 253,000 units / $5.03 million over the week for an opening week Blu-ray share of 37%. Its raw numbers are significantly lower than Taken 2's opening week Blu-ray sales. Additionally, its opening week Blu-ray share was just 37%, which is lower than most action films. Then again, its reviews were awful, so even fans of the franchise might not be interested in spending extra to get the high definition version. More...

Home Market Numbers: Babadook vs. Bunny

May 15th, 2015

The Babadook

It was another bad week on the home market with almost no first-run releases on the Blu-ray sales chart. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death was the closest we had to a first-run release, while both Batman vs. Robin and The Babadook outsold it. This wasn't enough to keep pace with last week and the Blu-ray sales fell 19% in terms of units and 10% in terms of revenue. This week last year was Easter, so it should come as no surprise that the home market was much stronger last year. Blu-ray sales fell 76% in terms of units and 71% in terms of revenue. That's painful, but not unexpected. DVDs sales were down by roughly the same amount, so the overall Blu-ray share remained at 34%. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 28th, 2015

April 28th, 2015

This is usually a terrible time of year on the home market with the dredges of January and February coming out and precious little else. However, this week is actually really strong with not only one of the best films of the year, Paddington, as well as a number of summer shows coming out on TV on DVD. Unfortunately, it is also a really shallow week and with the May monthly preview due on Friday, I'm not even going to pretend it's a deep week and I'm ignoring anything below second-tier releases. As far as Pick of the Week is concerned, there are really only two contenders. The first is the aforementioned Paddington DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. The second is Mommy a Canadian movie coming out on DVD this week. Paddington is the Pick of the Week, but Mommy earns the rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Taken 3

April 27th, 2015

Taken 3 is the second movie I've reviewed this weekend. The first was atrocious, but unfortunately, this one earned even worse reviews. Is it that bad? Is it simply a mindless action film that can take up two hours of your life? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 21st, 2015

April 20th, 2015

It is another terrible week on the home market. There is only one big movie coming out this week, Taken 3, but its Tomatometer Score is in single digits. It is infinitely skippable. As for contenders for Pick of the Week, there are not a lot. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (DVD or Blu-ray) is the only real contender, while A Most Violent Year is on the list because the screener arrived late and it is the only other release that is an easy recommendation. More...

International Box Office: Cinderella Swaps Spots with Insurgent

April 2nd, 2015

Cinderella poster

Cinderella returned to first place after a week in second. It did so with $40.0 million in 53 markets for totals of $187.7 million internationally and $337.3 million worldwide. The film opened in a number of major markets, including the U.K., where it earned first place with $5.65 million in 554 theaters. The film took $3.8 million in France and $3.7 million in Australia, while Brazil was close behind with $3.4 million. The film's debut in Spain wasn't as strong at $2.1 million, but that was still the best result of the weekend and the third best opening of the year. Meanwhile in China, the film added $12.33 million over the full week for a total of $65.92 million after three. At this pace, the film will have no trouble getting to $400 million worldwide, which will be enough to cover its entire production budget and perhaps all of its P&A budget. More...

International Box Office: Insurgent Surges Past Cinderella

March 26th, 2015

Insurgent poster

As expected, Insurgent earned first place on the international chart earning $48.4 million on 10,187 screens in 76 markets. The film's biggest market was France, where it opened in first place with $6 million, while it made $4.37 million in 497 theaters in the U.K. earning first place there as well. Its best growth came from Brazil, where it nearly tripled the first film with $4.2 million. The film had to settle for second place in Russia with $3.76 million on 1,570 screens, but that was still close to 20% more than its predecessor opened with. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Cinderella Helps Box Office Bounce Back

March 16th, 2015

Cinderella poster

As expected, Cinderella easily won the race to the top of the box office. However, it didn't quite do as well as expected. Additionally, Run All Night's opening was also a little softer than expected. Fortunately, despite this, the overall box office still bounced back from last weekend growing by 47% to $132 million. This was also higher than last year by 16%, which is really high for a year-over-year comparison. Year-to-date, 2015 is ahead of 2014 by 2.3% at $2.01 billion to $1.97 billion. This is not a huge lead, but it is still enough growth that the overall industry should be happy. More...

Weekend Predictions: Cinderella (Ella Ella)

March 12th, 2015

Cinderella poster

Last weekend was a disaster, the worst weekend at the box office so far this year. This weekend should bounce back with the opening of Cinderella. Its the first family film to come out since The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and its reviews are excellent. The other film opening wide this week is Run All Night, which is the latest Liam Neeson action film. There's not much more that needs to be said about that. This weekend last year was led by Mr. Peabody and Sherman with $21.81 million. Cinderella will crush that figure. In fact, Cinderella might make more than the top five made combined last year. More...

International Box Office: 50 Shades a Worldwide Phenomenon

February 19th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the international box office with an opening weekend of $158 million in 58 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $173.56 million. Worldwide, the film took $258.73 million during its opening weekend, which puts it just behind Taken 3 for the year. It became the biggest hit shortly after the weekend ended. The film's biggest market was in the U.K., where it made $20.90 million in 586 theaters. This is better than it opened with here, relative to the size of the two markets, so we can blame the U.K. for the success of this film. It also did incredibly well in Germany ($15.2 million on 741 screens); France ($12 million on 785); and Russia ($10.68 million on 1,105). Obviously the film is going to be turned into a franchise. More...

International Box Office: Jupiter Ascends to the Top

February 13th, 2015

Jupiter Ascending poster

Jupiter Ascending earned first place on the international chart with $32.5 million. At first glance, this doesn't seem too bad for an opening weekend on the international chart, except the film was playing in 65 markets, so it doesn't have a lot of room to grow. Its biggest market was Russia, where it earned first place with $4.97 million on 1,900 screens. On the other hand, it only managed fourth place in South Korea with $1.67 million on 561 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.03 million. More...

International Box Office: China Runs a New Release to the Top

February 4th, 2015

Running Man poster

Running Man opened in top spot in both China and on the International chart with $37.05 million over the weekend in its native market. Films in China tend to have short legs, most of the time. There's still too much uncertainty to really predict the film's final box office numbers after just this weekend's results. On a side note, it wasn't that long ago that it would be unthinkable for a film opening in just China to finish first on the international chart. Now it is relatively common. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Battles to the Top of China

January 29th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies easily earned first place in China and that helped it rocket back to the top of the international chart with $54.3 million over the weekend for totals of $617.0 million internationally and $866.5 million worldwide. The film had a total opening of $50.00 million in China, which was more than the rest of the market combined. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Sniper Stable, While Next Door Survives

January 27th, 2015

American Sniper poster

As expected, American Sniper earned first place, but it did so with a much stronger sophomore stint. As for the new releases, The Boy Next Door matched expectations (nearly) perfectly but the other two missed the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office was down 21% to $159 million; however, this is good for a post-holiday weekend. Compared to last year, the overall box office was 37% higher. This kind of year-over-year growth usually only happens when holidays are misaligned. Year-to-date, 2015 is ahead of 2014 by 4.1% at $856 million to $823 million. It is obviously too soon to celebrate, but after last year's losses, I'll take any reason to be optimistic. More...

International Box Office: Taken Takes Top Spot

January 22nd, 2015

Taken 3 poster

Taken 3 rose to first place during its third weekend of release earning $31.4 million in 49 markets for an international total of $99.0 million. Its biggest debut of the weekend was in the Philippines, where it earned first place with $2.5 million on 218 screens. It also earned first place in Russia, but with only $1.80 million on 1,438. Its biggest market was the U.K., where it remained in first place with $5.00 million in 500 theaters for a two-week total on $18.55 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Sniper Earns Even More Records

January 21st, 2015

American Sniper poster

American Sniper opened wide after a record-breaking run on limited release and it topped expectations. I know, that's an understatement, but in my defense, I don't think there's anybody that seriously predicted American Sniper would earn $107 million during the four-day weekend. A lot of people didn't think it would earn $107 million in total. Both The Wedding Ringer and Paddington did okay business, all things considering, while Blackhat was also released this past weekend. Overall, the box office was $203 million over the three-day period, which was 61% more than last weekend. More importantly, it was 15% more than the same weekend last year. 2015 is still behind 2014 in the year-to-date comparison, but it closed the gap to just just under $20 million or 2.9%. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Sniper Expand into First Place?

January 16th, 2015

American Sniper poster

There are four films opening or expanding wide this Martin Luther King Day weekend. American Sniper is expanding wide after its record-breaking limited release run. The Wedding Ringer is expected to earn second place, while Paddington and Blackhat are the other wide releases. They have opposite results when it comes to reviews, but I fear neither will find an audience in theaters. This weekend last year was led by Ride Along with $41.52 million. I don't think American Sniper will match that, nor do I think the overall box office is quite as strong, so 2015 will probably lose the year-over-year comparison. Hopefully it will be close. More...

International Box Office: Night Rises to the Top

January 15th, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb poster

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb rose to first place with $46.2 million in 48 markets for totals of $148.6 million internationally and $248.1 million worldwide. This includes a $26.39 million "opening" in China for an 8-day total of $31.06 million. 8-day opening? It also opened in first place in Russia with $5.55 million on 1,690 screens. More...

Per Theater Chart: Sniper Still Calling the Shots

January 13th, 2015

American Sniper poster

There was only one new release in the $10,000 club, which left American Sniper with an easy victory. It pulled in an average of $144,880 in four theaters, making it the first film ever to earn an per theater average of $100,000 or more for three weeks. Second place went to A Most Violent Year with an average of $29,135, also in four theaters. Taken 3 was the best of the new releases with an average of $10,908, just ahead of Song of the Sea with an average of $10,470. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Taken Takes Top Spot, Can't Save 2015

January 13th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

Taken 3 earned first place at the box office, as expected, but it did so earning close to $40 million, which is much more than expected. Unfortunately, the rest of the box office wasn't nearly as strong as the overall number fell 19% from last week to $126 million. Compared to last year, the box office this year was 10% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2015 is behind 2014's pace by 1.8%. However, while 2014 was the worst year at the box office in nearly two decades, last January was the second-best January ever, so it is still way too early to panic. More...

Weekend Estimates: Taken Tops $40 Million

January 11th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

A lukewarm critical reception hasn’t deterred movie fans from embracing the (possibly) final installment in the Taken franchise this weekend, with Taken 3 enjoying a $40.4 million debut, according to Fox’s Sunday estimate. That’s down somewhat from the $49.5 million posted by Taken 2 on its debut, but a theater average of $11,200 speaks for itself. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Taken Take Top Spot?

January 8th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

It is a strange weekend at the box office with the number of wide releases being outnumbered by the number of wide expansions. Taken 3 is the only wide release and it is widely expected to top the chart by a significant margin. Selma is the best film on this week's list and should do well during its first wide weekend. On the other hand, it appears Inherent Vice is not opening truly wide and that it likely won't reach the top ten. This weekend last year was led by Lone Survivor, which earned $37.85 million during its first week of wide release, while the only new wide release was The Legend of Hercules with $8.87 million. There was also another not-so wide expansion, August: Osage County, which earned seventh place with $7.16 million. Overall, it looks like 2015's batch of new releases are not quite as strong as last year's were, but 2015 did win last weekend, so perhaps the holdovers can help 2015 come out on top of the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Hits Half a Billion

January 7th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

It was a big week for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, as it crossed the $500 million mark on the international box office. Over the weekend it pulled in $52.5 million in 65 markets for totals of $504.7 million internationally and $725.3 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will reach $800 million worldwide, possibly as early as this time next week. As for last weekend, there were very few new openings, but the film did earn first place in Argentina with $2.1 million on 397 screens. The film opens in China before the end of the month and the studio is obviously hoping for big numbers in that market. More...

Contest: No Need to Take

January 2nd, 2015

Taken 3 poster

Next weekend there is only one wide release, Taken 3, as well as two limited releases possibly expanding wide. Because of this, Taken 3 is really the only choice for 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 Taken 3.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize of one TV on DVD season set, two DVDs or Movies, or three kids TV on DVD releases. 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 Frankenprize as described above. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/09 1 $39,201,657   3,594 $10,908   $39,201,657 3
2015/01/16 4 $14,715,818 -62% 3,594 $4,095   $63,502,735 10
2015/01/23 5 $7,412,597 -50% 2,909 $2,548   $75,863,651 17
2015/01/30 8 $3,745,914 -49% 2,533 $1,479   $81,449,144 24
2015/02/06 11 $2,314,437 -38% 1,507 $1,536   $85,042,496 31
2015/02/13 14 $1,116,999 -52% 691 $1,616   $86,791,726 38
2015/02/20 22 $483,987 -57% 454 $1,066   $87,629,972 45
2015/02/27 25 $260,609 -46% 295 $883   $88,031,504 52
2015/03/06 29 $211,322 -19% 256 $825   $88,321,722 59
2015/03/13 26 $204,017 -3% 253 $806   $88,601,859 66
2015/03/20 32 $130,628 -36% 178 $734   $88,817,270 73
2015/03/27 32 $91,238 -30% 132 $691   $88,962,524 80
2015/04/03 41 $53,334 -42% 91 $586   $89,058,441 87
2015/04/10 41 $45,820 -14% 75 $611   $89,130,259 94
2015/04/17 51 $26,854 -41% 49 $548   $89,171,304 101
2015/04/24 53 $25,509 -5% 35 $729   $89,204,731 108
2015/05/01 48 $26,603 +4% 30 $887   $89,238,283 115
2015/05/08 60 $10,713 -60% 21 $510   $89,253,340 122

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/09 1 $14,880,032   3,594 $4,140   $14,880,032 1
2015/01/10 1 $15,615,092 +5% 3,594 $4,345   $30,495,124 2
2015/01/11 1 $8,706,533 -44% 3,594 $2,423   $39,201,657 3
2015/01/12 1 $2,418,409 -72% 3,594 $673   $41,620,066 4
2015/01/13 1 $3,292,457 +36% 3,594 $916   $44,912,523 5
2015/01/14 1 $2,130,294 -35% 3,594 $593   $47,042,817 6
2015/01/15 1 $1,744,100 -18% 3,594 $485   $48,786,917 7
2015/01/16 4 $4,271,184 +145% 3,594 $1,188   $53,058,101 8
2015/01/17 4 $6,617,924 +55% 3,594 $1,841   $59,676,025 9
2015/01/18 4 $3,826,710 -42% 3,594 $1,065   $63,502,735 10
2015/01/19 5 $2,336,749 -39% 3,594 $650   $65,839,484 11
2015/01/20 3 $1,130,396 -52% 3,594 $315   $66,969,880 12
2015/01/21 3 $724,051 -36% 3,594 $201   $67,693,931 13
2015/01/22 3 $757,123 +5% 3,594 $211   $68,451,054 14
2015/01/23 5 $2,073,034 +174% 2,909 $713   $70,524,088 15
2015/01/24 5 $3,517,575 +70% 2,909 $1,209   $74,041,663 16
2015/01/25 5 $1,821,988 -48% 2,909 $626   $75,863,651 17
2015/01/26 6 $412,318 -77% 2,909 $142   $76,275,969 18
2015/01/27 6 $602,255 +46% 2,909 $207   $76,878,224 19
2015/01/28 6 $431,728 -28% 2,909 $148   $77,309,952 20
2015/01/29 7 $393,278 -9% 2,909 $135   $77,703,230 21
2015/01/30 8 $1,195,784 +204% 2,533 $472   $78,899,014 22
2015/01/31 8 $1,981,369 +66% 2,533 $782   $80,880,383 23
2015/02/01 9 $568,761 -71% 2,533 $225   $81,449,144 24
2015/02/02 8 $325,157 -43% 2,533 $128   $81,774,301 25
2015/02/03 8 $394,629 +21% 2,533 $156   $82,168,930 26
2015/02/04 9 $288,933 -27% 2,533 $114   $82,457,863 27
2015/02/05 9 $270,196 -6% 2,533 $107   $82,728,059 28
2015/02/06 11 $622,750 +130% 1,507 $413   $83,350,809 29
2015/02/07 11 $1,121,394 +80% 1,507 $744   $84,472,203 30
2015/02/08 11 $570,293 -49% 1,507 $378   $85,042,496 31
2015/02/09 12 $162,898 -71% 1,507 $108   $85,205,394 32
2015/02/10 12 $192,484 +18% 1,507 $128   $85,397,878 33
2015/02/11 12 $151,584 -21% 1,507 $101   $85,549,462 34
2015/02/12 12 $125,265 -17% 1,507 $83   $85,674,727 35
2015/02/13 15 $209,127 +67% 691 $303   $85,883,854 36
2015/02/14 13 $620,859 +197% 691 $898   $86,504,713 37
2015/02/15 14 $287,013 -54% 691 $415   $86,791,726 38
2015/02/16 - $148,979 -48% 691 $216   $86,940,705 39
2015/02/17 - $80,761 -46% 691 $117   $87,021,466 40
2015/02/18 - $63,698 -21% 691 $92   $87,085,164 41
2015/02/19 - $60,821 -5% 691 $88   $87,145,985 42
2015/02/20 - $131,706 +117% 454 $290   $87,277,691 43
2015/02/21 - $229,476 +74% 454 $505   $87,507,167 44
2015/02/22 - $122,805 -46% 454 $270   $87,629,972 45
2015/02/23 - $34,569 -72% 454 $76   $87,664,541 46
2015/02/24 - $39,741 +15% 454 $88   $87,704,282 47
2015/02/25 - $33,077 -17% 454 $73   $87,737,359 48
2015/02/26 - $33,536 +1% 454 $74   $87,770,895 49
2015/02/27 - $67,771 +102% 295 $230   $87,838,666 50
2015/02/28 - $124,804 +84% 295 $423   $87,963,470 51
2015/03/01 - $68,034 -45% 295 $231   $88,031,504 52
2015/03/02 - $19,912 -71% 295 $67   $88,051,416 53
2015/03/03 - $19,833 n/c 295 $67   $88,071,249 54
2015/03/04 - $18,859 -5% 295 $64   $88,090,108 55
2015/03/05 - $20,292 +8% 295 $69   $88,110,400 56
2015/03/06 - $58,554 +189% 256 $229   $88,168,954 57
2015/03/07 - $101,751 +74% 256 $397   $88,270,705 58
2015/03/08 - $51,017 -50% 256 $199   $88,321,722 59
2015/03/09 - $18,064 -65% 256 $71   $88,339,786 60
2015/03/10 - $20,233 +12% 256 $79   $88,360,019 61
2015/03/11 - $18,174 -10% 256 $71   $88,378,193 62
2015/03/12 - $19,649 +8% 256 $77   $88,397,842 63
2015/03/13 - $59,599 +203% 253 $236   $88,457,441 64
2015/03/14 - $94,388 +58% 253 $373   $88,551,829 65
2015/03/15 - $50,030 -47% 253 $198   $88,601,859 66
2015/03/16 - $19,850 -60% 253 $78   $88,621,709 67
2015/03/17 - $22,588 +14% 253 $89   $88,644,297 68
2015/03/18 - $21,059 -7% 253 $83   $88,665,356 69
2015/03/19 - $21,286 +1% 253 $84   $88,686,642 70
2015/03/20 - $37,120 +74% 178 $209   $88,723,762 71
2015/03/21 - $59,365 +60% 178 $334   $88,783,127 72
2015/03/22 - $34,143 -42% 178 $192   $88,817,270 73
2015/03/23 - $13,517 -60% 178 $76   $88,830,787 74
2015/03/24 - $14,616 +8% 178 $82   $88,845,403 75
2015/03/25 - $12,864 -12% 178 $72   $88,858,267 76
2015/03/26 - $13,019 +1% 178 $73   $88,871,286 77
2015/03/27 - $25,526 +96% 132 $193   $88,896,812 78
2015/03/28 - $40,837 +60% 132 $309   $88,937,649 79
2015/03/29 - $24,875 -39% 132 $188   $88,962,524 80
2015/03/30 - $9,877 -60% 132 $75   $88,972,401 81
2015/03/31 - $10,151 +3% 132 $77   $88,982,552 82
2015/04/01 - $10,605 +4% 132 $80   $88,993,157 83
2015/04/02 - $11,950 +13% 132 $91   $89,005,107 84
2015/04/03 - $17,095 +43% 91 $188   $89,022,202 85
2015/04/04 - $22,041 +29% 91 $242   $89,044,243 86
2015/04/05 - $14,198 -36% 91 $156   $89,058,441 87
2015/04/06 - $6,079 -57% 91 $67   $89,064,520 88
2015/04/07 - $7,189 +18% 91 $79   $89,071,709 89
2015/04/08 - $6,166 -14% 91 $68   $89,077,875 90
2015/04/09 - $6,564 +6% 91 $72   $89,084,439 91
2015/04/10 - $13,299 +103% 75 $177   $89,097,738 92
2015/04/11 - $21,184 +59% 75 $282   $89,118,922 93
2015/04/12 - $11,337 -46% 75 $151   $89,130,259 94
2015/04/13 - $3,321 -71% 75 $44   $89,133,580 95
2015/04/14 - $3,825 +15% 75 $51   $89,137,405 96
2015/04/15 - $3,201 -16% 75 $43   $89,140,606 97
2015/04/16 - $3,844 +20% 75 $51   $89,144,450 98
2015/04/17 - $7,322 +90% 49 $149   $89,151,772 99
2015/04/18 - $13,255 +81% 49 $271   $89,165,027 100
2015/04/19 - $6,277 -53% 49 $128   $89,171,304 101
2015/04/20 - $1,883 -70% 49 $38   $89,173,187 102
2015/04/21 - $2,103 +12% 49 $43   $89,175,290 103
2015/04/22 - $1,807 -14% 49 $37   $89,177,097 104
2015/04/23 - $2,125 +18% 49 $43   $89,179,222 105

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/09 1 $48,786,917   3,594 $13,575   $48,786,917 7
2015/01/16 4 $19,664,137 -60% 3,594 $5,471   $68,451,054 14
2015/01/23 6 $9,252,176 -53% 2,909 $3,181   $77,703,230 21
2015/01/30 8 $5,024,829 -46% 2,533 $1,984   $82,728,059 28
2015/02/06 11 $2,946,668 -41% 1,507 $1,955   $85,674,727 35
2015/02/13 15 $1,471,258 -50% 691 $2,129   $87,145,985 42
2015/02/20 22 $624,910 -58% 454 $1,376   $87,770,895 49
2015/02/27 26 $339,505 -46% 295 $1,151   $88,110,400 56
2015/03/06 29 $287,442 -15% 256 $1,123   $88,397,842 63
2015/03/13 26 $288,800 n/c 253 $1,142   $88,686,642 70
2015/03/20 31 $184,644 -36% 178 $1,037   $88,871,286 77
2015/03/27 32 $133,821 -28% 132 $1,014   $89,005,107 84
2015/04/03 44 $79,332 -41% 91 $872   $89,084,439 91
2015/04/10 45 $60,011 -24% 75 $800   $89,144,450 98
2015/04/17 52 $34,772 -42% 49 $710   $89,179,222 105
2015/04/24 54 $32,458 -7% 35 $927   $89,211,680 112
2015/05/01 46 $30,947 -5% 30 $1,032   $89,242,627 119
2015/05/08 59 $13,797 -55% 21 $657   $89,256,424 126

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 1/8/2015 $4,610,708 286 290 1299 $11,179,884 7/1/2015
Belgium 1/28/2015 $0 0 3 4 $2,091,806 6/26/2015
Brazil 1/22/2015 $2,100,000 411 411 411 $2,100,000 4/21/2015
France 1/21/2015 $8,200,000 0 0 0 $8,200,000 4/21/2015
Spain 1/16/2015 $0 0 0 0 $2,300,000 4/21/2015
United Kingdom 1/8/2015 $0 0 0 0 $23,300,000 4/21/2015
Venezuela 3/6/2015 $0 0 1 1 $2,875,085 9/30/2015
 
Rest of World $186,353,225
 
International Total$238,400,000 9/30/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/26/20151435,251 435,251$6,476,535$6,476,5354
5/3/20152137,658-68% 572,909$2,037,338$8,513,8735
5/10/2015561,747-55% 634,656$910,768$9,424,6426
5/17/2015752,563-15% 687,219$866,764$10,291,4057
5/24/2015716,929-68% 704,148$259,522$10,550,9278
5/31/2015632,230+90% 736,378$580,785$11,131,7129
6/7/20151621,766-32% 758,144$391,353$11,523,06410
6/21/20151627,765 797,104$305,415$12,025,84712

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/26/20151241,134 241,134$4,800,978$4,800,9784
5/3/2015459,746-75% 300,880$1,188,349$5,989,3275
5/10/2015425,047-58% 325,927$497,191$6,486,5186
5/17/2015621,680-13% 347,607$429,905$6,916,4237
5/24/201578,983-59% 356,590$179,298$7,095,7218
5/31/2015811,383+27% 367,973$225,731$7,321,4529
6/7/2015187,438-35% 375,412$144,453$7,465,90510
6/21/20151320,353 399,361$299,599$7,818,45212

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