The Taking of Pelham 123

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,452,312Details
International Box Office $86,912,058
Worldwide Box Office $152,364,370
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,984,449 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $11,215,255 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $36,199,704
Further financial details...

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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
52% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$110,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 12th, 2009 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: November 3rd, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence and pervasive language
Source:Remake
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Metor-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Relativity Media, Scott Free, Escape Artists

DVD Rentals: Ugly Upsets Up

The same two new releases that topped the sales chart this week also topped the rental chart, although they were in the opposite order. The Ugly Truth took first place with more than 50% more rentals than Up. More...

DVD Rentals - G.I.Joe Takes Top Spot

There were five new releases top reach the top 30 of the rental charts, including the top two rentals. G.I.Joe - The Rise of Cobra generated roughly 28% more rentals than The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. This is obviously much closer than they were theatrically. More...

DVD Sales - Rise of G.I.Joe

There were five new releases sprinkled throughout the top 30 on this week's sales chart, mostly in the top ten. This includes a new number one best selling DVD, G.I.Joe - The Rise of Cobra, which sold 2.54 million units and accounted for $41.00 million in consumer spending at retail. This is on par with Wolverine sales late in September. More...

DVD Releases for November 3rd, 2009 - Part I

Another week with a large selection of great releases, including several contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. (There are also more than a few releases that could have been contenders, but the screeners still have not yet arrived. I fear they will all arrive on the same day and the sheer number of them will cause my head to explode.) The best new release this week is Food, Inc. on either DVD or Blu-ray. Classic releases like North By Northwest on Blu-ray and It's a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray are must haves, as is the James Bond Blu-ray Box Set. Despite there being more than a dozen releases this week where I'm still waiting for the screener to arrive, the list as still too long to fit on one page. The second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for November 3rd, 2009 - Part II

Another week with a large selection of great releases, including several contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. (There are also more than a few releases that could have been contenders, but the screeners still have not yet arrived. I fear they will all arrive on the same day and the sheer number of them will cause my head to explode.) The best new release this week is Food, Inc. on either DVD or Blu-ray. Classic releases like North By Northwest on Blu-ray and It's a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray are must haves, as is the James Bond Blu-ray Box Set. Despite there being more than a dozen releases this week where I'm still waiting for the screener to arrive, the list as still too long to fit on one page. The second part can be found here. 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 - 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 Details - Nothing Small About Petit

Le Petit Nicolas debuted in sixth place internationally with $9.39 million on 618 screens in 3 markets. Of that total, $8.88 million was earned on 571 screens in France, which was more than five times the amount earned by the second place film. More...

International Details - Number Six for District Nine

District 9 climbed into sixth place with $6.19 million on 2547 screens in 35 markets for a total of $56.88 million. This includes a fifth place, $926,000 opening on 253 screens in Italy, while it added $1.94 million on 448 screens during the full week in France for a total of $6.05 million after two. More...

International Details - Viking Still Pillaging International Box Office

Vicky the Viking fell to sixth place with 7.40 million on 898 screens in 3 markets for a total of $24.55 million. Of that, $5.92 million was earned on 751 screens in Germany and it now has $18.94 million in its native market. More...

International Details - Dusk for Ice Age

Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs fell out of the top five this past weekend earning $7.08 million on 3521 screens in 35 markets for a total of $670.44 million internationally and $865.11 million worldwide. It is now the third highest grossing film internationally of all time, while it is 18th place worldwide. That's quite a gap. The film remained in first place in Italy earning $3.14 million on 690 screens over the weekend for a total of $33.63 million after three. So far the film has earned more than 77% of its worldwide box office internationally, which is a very high percentage, and it will keep creeping higher as its international run comes to a close. More...

International Top Five - Final Fights for First Place But Basterds Prevails

There was a close two-way race for top spot on the international box office chart with Inglourious Basterds just coming out on top with $14.90 million on 2,929 screens in 34 markets for a total of $83.99 million. The film remained in first place in France with $3.7 million over the weekend and now has $18.8 million in total. It was pushed into second place with Germany, but it was still impressive with $3.02 million on 466 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.99 million after three. It opens in Spain in just over a week's time, and when it does it will have reached $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide, and will likely become the undisputed biggest hit of Quentin Tarantino's career when it does. More...

International Details - Still a Force to be Reckoned With

G-Force just missed the top five with $7.09 million on 2964 screens in 30 markets for a total of $67.97 million. The film had no major market openings this week, but it did add $2.17 million on 409 screens in Russia for a total of $8.93 million after two weeks there. Up next is Spain this weekend, which means it could climb back into the top five, if it performs well there. More...

International Details - Post Summer Hangover

Summer is mostly over and we're moving back to the normal schedule for the international box office columns. Mostly. There are still not enough multi-million dollar films to fill out the top 30, but as the blockbusters make way for smaller releases, that will change. Meanwhile, The Hangover remained in sixth place with $7.65 million on 2782 screens in 46 markets for a total of $152.38 million internationally and $420.65 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Brazil with $1.13 million on 205 screens, while it remained in first place in Mexico with $1.04 million on 398 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.56 million after two. Other million dollar markets include Spain where it was down just 18% to $1.27 million on 319 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.88 million after two, and Germany where it added $1.02 million on 427 screens giving the film a total of $15.29 million after a month of release. More...

International Details - Enemies has a lot of International Friends

Public Enemies remained in fifth place with $8.74 million on 2919 screens in 49 markets for a total of $76.20 million. The film opened in first place in Spain with $2.44 million on 460 screens, but had to settle for fifth in South Korea with $1.22 million on 375 screens over the weekend and $1.70 million in total. With Debuts in Italy and Japan still ahead, the film should have no trouble topping $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide. However, it was a costly film to make, so it will have to show some strength on the home market to show a profit. More...

International Details - Potter Hits Half a Billion

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince became just the second film of the year to reach $500 million on the international chart, but the sixth film of that franchise to reach that milestone. Over the weekend it earned $22.85 million on 9346 screens in 63 markets for a total of $548.68 million internationally and $822.53 million worldwide after just four weeks of release. The film is running on holdovers, but it did place third in France adding $3.78 million on 918 screens over the weekend for a total of $45.08 million in that market. Meanwhile it remained in first place in Germany with $2.74 million on 908 screens giving it $54.68 million in total. Its best market overall remains the U.K. where it has made $73.85 million, including $2.25 million on 535 screens over the past weekend. More...

International Details - One for the Ages

Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs became the all-time highest grossing animated film on the international scene during the past week. Over the weekend it earned $24.66 million on 8844 screens in 68 markets for a total of $551.39 million internationally, which tops the $526.88 million earned by Finding Nemo. On the other hand, that film made $866.59 million worldwide compared to this film's running tally of $733.45 million. Ice Age isn't done yet, and should reach a couple milestones before it is done. but the record is likely safe. More...

International Details - Ice Not Showing its Age

It took Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs just a month to reach $500 million internationally becoming just the seventeenth film to reach that milestone. Over the weekend it added $40.37 million on 10,518 screens in 102 markets for a total of $505.18 million internationally and $676.68 million worldwide. The week the film opened in Japan, but it went nowhere in that market finishing in 10th place with $428,000 on 233 screens. The film opens in South Korea in a couple of weeks and in Italy at the end of the month, and when it does it should be at $600 million internationally and $800 million worldwide. More...

Millions Accept Box Office Proposal

It was a better-than-expected weekend at the box office as every film in the top five matched or exceeded expectations. This led to an overall industry haul of $151 million, which is 9.6% higher than last weekend and 5.6% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 has earned $4.78 billion, which is 10.5% higher than 2008's pace. More...

Decent Proposal

We have another two new saturation level releases and two holdovers that will play an important part in this week's box office race, again. It appears that only one of the new films has a legitimate shot at top spot, while we could have our first threpeat in nearly a year. Overall, the box office looks like it will continue its losing streak vs. 2009, as this time last year was marginally stronger. Hopefully that will change next week. More...

Box Office Lacks Imagination

It was a rough weekend at the box office as neither saturation level new release was able to live up to expectations. Even with stronger than expected holdovers, total box office receipts were still down 16.7% from last weekend to $138 million, which is 23.3% below the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 has earned $4.55 billion at the box office, which is still 10.9% higher than last year's pace, but we are getting to the point where attendance might show declines, as we've lost a lot of ground in the past few weeks. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hangover Tops Weekend, Shows Record-Breaking Legs

After a titanic three-way struggle at the top of the chart, the weekend belongs to The Hangover, which beat off a continued strong run from Up and a decent, but slightly disappointing debut from The Taking of Pelham 123. Hangover recorded the best second weekend decline ever for a movie playing in over 3,000 theaters, excluding holiday weekends -- a truly remarkable performance, and a sign that this will be the surprise hit of Summer. For comparison, the record was previously held by Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, which fell 27% in its second weekend. Hangover is projected to fall 25.7%, so the record isn't guaranteed, but the movie is moving in pretty exalted circles. More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of June 12th, 2009

Terrible week more movie site with two movies without a site I could find, two more that either had too many dead links or crashed my browser, and a couple others with just the bare minimum, or less. None jump up as worth of the Weekly Website Award, but I think I was most pleasantly surprised by Moon's Official Site. More...

Confusion Over Which Films will Place 1 2 3

We have two new saturation level releases and two holdovers that will play an important part in this week's box office race, and three of them have a legitimate shot at taking first place. This depth should help the overall box office numbers, but the weekend will still have a hard time reaching the box office level of last year when The Incredible Hulk opened with just over $55 million. In fact, the number one film this year might not earn half that much. Let's hope that is not the case, but there is certainly a chance of that happening. On the other end of the spectrum, there is a slim chance the top film surprise by earning $40 million, or more, and coasting to $100 million in total. More...

2009 Preview: June

So far we are one month into summer, and it looks like we will have six $100 million movies already (as I'm writing this, only two are confirmed, while three more should reach that milestone over the weekend.) However, June doesn't look as strong, either compared to last month, or the same month last year. It's not entirely bad, and we could have the bigget movie of the year opening this month, but don't expect six more $100 million movies. In fact, there's a chance we won't get half that many. More...

Cast Updates - March 28, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Crazy on the Outside, Two Lovers, W., and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - November 25, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Lovely Bones, The Taking of Pelham 123, G.I. Joe and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - November 11, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Rocker, Babylon A.D., The Taking of Pelham 123 and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - October 30, 2007

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

Cast

Denzel Washington    Walter Garber
John Travolta    Ryder
John Turturro    Camonetti
Luis Guzman    Phil Ramos
Michael Rispoli    John Johnson
James Gandolfini    Mayor
Frank Wood   
Gary Basaraba   
Ramon Rodriguez   
Gbenga Akinnagbe   
Katherine Sigismund   
Jake Siciliano   
Aunjanue Ellis   
Alex Kaluzhsky   
Tonye Patano   
Jason Butler Harner   

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Tony Scott
Screenwriter    Brian Helgeland
Story Creator    John Godey
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Associate Producer    Richard Baratta
Producer    Todd Black
Producer    Jason Blumenthal
Executive Producer    Michael Costigan
Associate Producer    Don Ferrarone
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer    Tony Scott
Producer    Steve Tisch
Executive Producer    Barry Waldman
Associate Producer    John Wildermuth
Cinematographer    Tobias A. Schliessler
Editor    Chris Lebenzon
Casting Director    Denise Chamian
Production Designer    Chris Seagers
Art Director    David Swayze
Set Decorator    Regina Graves
Costume Designer    Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
Unit Production Manager    Richard Baratta
Production Supervisor    Trevor Waterson
Make-up and Hair Designer    Jill Astmann
Assistant Director    John Wildermuth
Second Unit Director    Alexander Witt
Sound Editor    Anthony Adams
Supervising Sound Editor    Kami Asgar
Sound Designer    Christopher Boyes
Sound Editor    Michael Dressel
Supervising Sound Editor    Sean McCormack
Sound Editor    Jon Wakeham

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/12 3 $8,234,347   3,074 $2,679   $8,234,347 1
2009/06/13 3 $9,335,143 +13% 3,074 $3,037   $17,569,490 2
2009/06/14 3 $5,803,612 -38% 3,074 $1,888   $23,373,102 3
2009/06/15 3 $2,327,623 -60% 3,074 $757   $25,700,725 4
2009/06/16 3 $2,427,109 +4% 3,074 $790   $28,127,834 5
2009/06/17 3 $1,963,685 -19% 3,074 $639   $30,091,519 6
2009/06/18 3 $1,940,806 -1% 3,074 $631   $32,032,325 7
2009/06/19 5 $3,201,315 +65% 3,077 $1,040   $35,233,640 8
2009/06/20 5 $4,645,566 +45% 3,077 $1,510   $39,879,206 9
2009/06/21 5 $4,188,018 -10% 3,077 $1,361   $44,067,224 10
2009/06/22 5 $1,158,303 -72% 3,077 $376   $45,225,527 11
2009/06/23 5 $1,137,856 -2% 3,077 $370   $46,363,383 12
2009/06/24 6 $867,885 -24% 3,077 $282   $47,231,268 13
2009/06/25 6 $774,452 -11% 3,077 $252   $48,005,720 14
2009/06/26 7 $1,550,671 +100% 2,995 $518   $49,556,391 15
2009/06/27 6 $2,325,748 +50% 2,995 $777   $51,882,139 16
2009/06/28 7 $1,574,688 -32% 2,995 $526   $53,456,827 17
2009/06/29 7 $685,997 -56% 2,995 $229   $54,142,824 18
2009/06/30 7 $828,005 +21% 2,995 $276   $54,970,829 19
2009/07/01 9 $459,802 -44% 2,995 $154   $55,430,631 20
2009/07/02 9 $543,211 +18% 2,995 $181   $55,973,842 21
2009/07/03 8 $948,733 +75% 1,908 $497   $56,922,575 22
2009/07/04 8 $789,112 -17% 1,908 $414   $57,711,687 23
2009/07/05 9 $796,383 +1% 1,908 $417   $58,508,070 24
2009/07/06 9 $353,756 -56% 1,908 $185   $58,861,826 25
2009/07/07 9 $376,587 +6% 1,908 $197   $59,238,413 26
2009/07/08 9 $336,279 -11% 1,908 $176   $59,574,692 27
2009/07/09 10 $319,747 -5% 1,908 $168   $59,894,439 28
2009/07/10 11 $460,615 +44% 1,116 $413   $60,355,054 29
2009/07/11 10 $656,462 +43% 1,116 $588   $61,011,516 30
2009/07/12 10 $426,439 -35% 1,116 $382   $61,437,955 31
2009/07/13 10 $178,113 -58% 1,116 $160   $61,616,068 32
2009/07/14 11 $177,939 n/c 1,116 $159   $61,794,007 33
2009/07/15 11 $105,439 -41% 1,116 $94   $61,899,446 34
2009/07/16 11 $111,605 +6% 1,116 $100   $62,011,051 35
2009/07/17 11 $266,937 +139% 610 $438   $62,277,988 36
2009/07/18 11 $384,594 +44% 610 $630   $62,662,582 37
2009/07/19 12 $237,728 -38% 610 $390   $62,900,310 38

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/12 3 $23,373,102   3,074 $7,603   $23,373,102 3
2009/06/19 5 $12,034,899 -49% 3,077 $3,911   $44,067,224 10
2009/06/26 7 $5,451,107 -55% 2,995 $1,820   $53,456,827 17
2009/07/03 8 $2,534,228 -54% 1,908 $1,328   $58,508,070 24
2009/07/10 10 $1,543,516 -39% 1,116 $1,383   $61,437,955 31
2009/07/17 11 $889,259 -42% 610 $1,458   $62,900,310 38
2009/07/24 17 $491,478 -45% 371 $1,325   $63,838,453 45
2009/07/31 20 $456,249 -7% 383 $1,191   $64,541,337 52
2009/08/07 27 $217,648 -52% 288 $756   $64,759,075 59
2009/08/14 31 $157,961 -27% 202 $782   $65,247,655 66
2009/08/21 34 $122,931 -22% 163 $754   $65,452,312 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/8/20093946,221 946,221$14,562,341$14,562,3411
11/15/20097208,017-78% 1,154,238$3,201,382$17,763,7232
11/22/20091582,415-60% 1,236,653$1,317,816$19,081,5393
12/6/20092857,366 1,314,284$917,282$20,322,8585

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/8/20092161,292 161,292$3,762,940$3,762,9401
11/15/2009735,269-78% 196,561$669,754$4,432,6942
11/22/2009818,474-48% 215,035$350,818$4,783,5123
11/29/20099121,633+558% 336,668$2,309,809$7,093,3214
12/6/20091333,606-72% 370,274$638,175$7,731,4965
12/13/2009892,783+176% 463,057$1,761,946$9,493,4426

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