Total Recall

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $58,877,969Details
International Box Office $152,978,119
Worldwide Box Office $211,856,088
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,442,706 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $15,098,699 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $28,541,405
Further financial details...

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


Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
30% - Rotten
47% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 3rd, 2012 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 18th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2230, 7/4/2012)
Running Time: 117 minutes
Keywords: Corporate Malfeasance, Political, Secret Identity, Surprise Twist, Terrorism, Visual Effects, Faulty Memory, Dystopia, Robot, Remake, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Sony Pictures, Original Film


   Douglas Quaid/Hauser
   Lori Quaid
Bryan Cranston    Cohaagen
John Cho    McClane
Bill Nighy    Matthias

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Kurt Wimmer
Screenwriter    Mark Bomback
Story Creator    Ronald Shusett
Story Creator    Dan O'Bannon
Story Creator    Jon Povill
Story Creator    Kurt Wimmer
Story Creator    Gary Goldman
Producer    Neal H. Moritz
Producer    Toby Jaffe
Executive Producer    Ric Kidney
Executive Producer    Len Wiseman
Cinematographer    Paul Cameron
Editor    Christian Wagner
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Production Designer    Patrick Tatopoulos
Supervising Art Director    Brandt Gordon
Art Director    Patrick Banister
Set Designer    William Cheng
Set Designer    Tucker Doherty
Set Designer    Vladislav Fedorov
Set Designer    David G. Fremlin
Set Designer    Itsuko Kurono
Set Designer    Aleks Marinkovich
Set Designer    Russell Moore
Set Designer    Sorin Popescu
Set Designer    Doug Slater
Set Decorator    Carolyn Loucks
Costume Designer    Sanja Milkovic Hays
Sound Mixer    Glen Gauthier
Sound Designer    Stephen Hunter Flick
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Massey
Re-recording Mixer    David Giammarco
Special Effects Supervisor    Clay Pinney
Special Effects Supervisor    Laird McMurray
Visual Effects Supervisor    Peter Chiang
Visual Effects Producer    Fay McConkey
Visual Effects Producer    Monette Dubin
Stunt Coordinator    John Stoneham, Jr.
Stunt Coordinator    Andy Gill
Fight Choreographer    Jeff Imada
Fight Choreographer    Brad Martin
Associate Producer    Paulina kucharski
Assistant Director    Luc Etienne
Second Unit Camera    Joshua Bleibtreu
Casting Director    Debra Zane

Blu-ray Sales: Week of January 6th: In the Loop

New releases were a bit of a mess, as Christmas Day was a Tuesday, so there were a few releases that came out the following Monday. One of those releases, Looper, led the Blu-ray sales chart during the week of January 6th with 317,000 units / $6.66 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just 34%, which is lower than I was expecting. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Post-Christmas Slump Hits Hard

Given how bad the new releases were, it's no surprise none of them reached the top of the Blu-ray sales chart. (While Looper was awarded the Pick of the Week, it actually came out on the following Monday, while the sales week ends on Sunday, so the numbers will be included in next week's results.) The Dark Knight Rises returned to first place with 314,000 units / $7.65 million for the week giving it totals of 3.90 million units / $79.93 million. It is one of the best selling Blu-rays of all time and about 50% more than The Dark Knight's current running tally. More...

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases are Far From Perfect

There were plenty of new releases to chart this week, but none of them were able to top the Blu-ray sales chart. In fact, most missed the top ten. This left Ted on top for the second weekend in a row with 558,000 units / $13.93 million giving it totals of 1.86 million units / $39.92 million after two. These are amazing Blu-ray totals for a comedy. More...

DVD Sales: Ted Takes Down the Competition

While there were a number of new releases to reach the to 30 of the DVD sales chart this week, Ted was able to remain in first place. It sold an additional 1.04 million units while generating $18.59 million, lifting its totals to 2.71 million units / $45.24 million after two weeks of release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 18th, 2012

It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week. More...

International Box Office: Expendables Fight Their Way to the Top

The Expendables 2 opened in China and that helped propel it into first place with $41.62 million on 5,930 screens in 48 markets for an international total of $157.29 million. Unfortunately, as it is usually the case, no numbers for China were released, but were likely more than half the film's weekend haul. It also opened in South Korea earning third place with $1.58 million on 394 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.81 million. More...

International Box Office: Rises Returns to the Top

Thanks to its opening in China, The Dark Knight Rises returned to the top of the international chart with $49.8 million on 10,000 screens in 64 markets. The film now has $577.7 million internationally and $1.009 billion worldwide, becoming just the twelfth film to reach that milestone. In China, the film earned $28.5 million on 4,100 screens, which was easily enough for first place. The film had to settle for second place in Italy with $4.95 million on 914 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $8.75 million. More...

International Box Office: Expendables Brave the Competition

The Expendables 2 remained in first place with $25.96 million on 5,672 screens in 33 markets for a total of $66.76 million. It debuted in first place in Spain with $2.45 million on 459 screens, which is significantly more than the original made in Spain when it opened. Meanwhile, it added $3.13 million on 815 screens in Russia, for a total of $14.22 million after two weeks of release in that market. This is more than its predecessor earned in total in Russia. More...

International Box Office: International Box Office is Essential for The Expendables

The Expendables 2 earned first place during its international debut with $23.01 million on 3,741 screens in 19 markets. It was led by Russia where it made $8.12 million on 804 during its opening weekend. It also topped the chart in Mexico ($3.32 million on 1,249) and in Italy ($1.91 million on 379). It only managed fourth place in the U.K. with $3.12 million on 451 screens. By comparison, The Expendables earned much less in Russia, Mexico, and Italy, but much more in the U.K. Overall, the sequel has made a little more than its predecessor, but it is too soon to tell where it will end up. More...

International Box Office: Rising to Another Milestone

The Dark Knight Rises remained in first place with $35.1 million on 12,000 screens in 58 markets over the weekend. After nearly a month in release, it has $446.6 million internationally and $836.2 million worldwide. It became just the 33rd film to reach $800 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but has yet to open in Italy, while it should have enough left to get to $900 million with relative ease, getting to $1 billion will be a whole lot harder. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Legacy Leads Competition, Weekend Still Weak

The Bourne Legacy was easily able to win the weekend box office race, finishing within $1 million of predictions. In fact, most of the top five finished within roughly $1 million of predictions. This helped the overall box office climb 16% from last weekend. However, the overall box office was still weak when compared to last year down 8.4%. 2012's lead over 2011 shrank to just 3.5% at $7.01 billion to $6.78 billion and if we don't turn things around soon, we might see 2012 relinquish the lead before the winter holiday season begins. More...

Weekend Estimates: Bourne and Campaign Knock Out Batman

After another lengthy run for the country's number one film, we will have a new top movie this weekend thanks to a strong debut for The Bourne Legacy, which will beat The Dark Knight Rises after Batman spent three weekends atop the chart. Universal is predicting that their franchise reboot will pick up about $40.3 million this weekend, somewhat behind The Bourne Legacy's $69.2 million debut, but very creditable for movie that takes the franchise in a new direction. Even better for the overall market, The Campaign is predicted to post $27.4 million for Warner Bros., which will be enough for second place. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Bourne Live Up to Its Legacy?

The Bourne Legacy should have no trouble dominating the box office this weekend and it might become the last $100 million hit of the summer. On the other hand, it might not be the only $100 million hit opening this week. The Campaign is an R-rated comedy, which should do better than most and at least has an outside shot at reaching the century club. Hope Springs is counter-programming aimed at a more mature target demographic and its chances over the weekend are not great, but its legs could be strong. Finally, there's Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D, which is only playing in about 800 theaters, but it could squeeze into the top ten. This week last year the new releases were led by The Help while a returning film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, topped the chart. Neither film made $30 million over the weekend, which is something The Bourne Legacy should do with ease, so 2012 should pull out a win. Hopefully that is the case, because year-over-year, 2012 has been losing big time lately. More...

International Box Office: Rises Remains Top Draw

The Dark Knight Rises held onto first place with $66.7 million on 15,400 screens in 58 markets lifting its totals to $378.1 million internationally and $732.0 million worldwide. Since last week, it cracked $300 million internationally and became just the 49th film to reach $700 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but still finished in first place in Mexico with $5.38 million on 2,370 screens and in Brazil with $4.76 million on 904 screens. In those two markets, it has two-week totals of $21.28 million and $15.28 million respectively. It was forced into second place in the U.K., but earned $6.67 million on 567 screens over the weekend for a total of $63.53 million after two. The film still has a few markets left to open in, including Italy, so it isn't quite done yet. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Can't Rise to the Occasion

As I've mentioned before, for a film to repeat at the top of the box office, it generally just needs to earn a massive opening and to avoid a big fall during its sophomore stint. However, for a film to earn first place at the box office three times in a row, it needs help from weak new releases. This is certainly the case with The Dark Knight Rises. Granted, it did hold on better than expected this weekend, but the two new releases, Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, were so far behind that The Dark Knight Rises would have won with ease, even if it just missed expectations. The weakness in the new releases resulted in the overall box office falling 8.5% from last week to just $123 million. More importantly, this was 27% lower than the same weekend last year. 2012 is still head of 2011's pace, but the margin has been reduced to just 4.2% at $6.80 billion to $6.53 billion. If things don't turn around soon, 2012 might relinquish its lead before the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dark Knight Recalled for Third Weekend

The Dark Knight Rises will become the third film this year to top the weekend box office chart for three weeks running, thanks in part to another reasonably strong weekend (down 41% from last time), but mainly because Total Recall will muster only a decidedly so-so $26 million on debut, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is expected to pull in about $14.7 million for Fox, rounding out another weekend where new movies have failed to catch on with audiences. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Dark Knight Complete Threepeat, or Will Recall Rise to the Top?

The Dark Knight Rises should have a relatively easy time earning first place this weekend, but the new releases are stronger than last week. There are some that think Total Recall will earn first place, but there are also some who think it won't open with as much as the original opened with, despite more than 20 years of inflation and a change in the business that favors bigger opening weekends. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is playing counter-programming and while there's not a lot of direct competition in theaters, it is still aiming for a midlevel hit, and no more. Last year, Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened with more than $54 million and there's really no chance that will be replicated this weekend and August will very likely start out on a losing note. More...

2012 Preview: August

July was another bad month with five of the seven films missing expectations. Only one matched expectations, or came close enough to call it a victory, while another film is too close to call. 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but that margin did shrink last month, despite the performance of The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $300 million during the month. Looking ahead to August, there are fourteen films opening wide, maybe fifteen, making it the busiest month in a long time. Of those releases, five or six have a shot at $100 million, while none will get much beyond that point. Maybe The Bourne Legacy will be a surprise hit and match the average of its predecessors, but most analysts wouldn't be willing to bet money on that. By comparison, last August only had two films that topped $100 million, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Help. I don't think any film opening this August will match those two films, but we have much better depth this time around. Hopefully we will be able to extend our lead this month, unlike the last two months. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/03 2 $9,092,341   3,601 $2,525   $9,092,341 1
2012/08/04 2 $9,347,521 +3% 3,601 $2,596   $18,439,862 2
2012/08/05 2 $7,137,896 -24% 3,601 $1,982   $25,577,758 3
2012/08/06 2 $3,002,968 -58% 3,601 $834   $28,580,726 4
2012/08/07 2 $3,182,578 +6% 3,601 $884   $31,763,304 5
2012/08/08 3 $2,263,587 -29% 3,601 $629   $34,026,891 6
2012/08/09 3 $2,061,501 -9% 3,601 $572   $36,088,392 7
2012/08/10 6 $2,450,953 +19% 3,601 $681   $38,539,345 8
2012/08/11 5 $3,226,561 +32% 3,601 $896   $41,765,906 9
2012/08/12 5 $2,335,526 -28% 3,601 $649   $44,101,432 10
2012/08/13 6 $1,012,200 -57% 3,601 $281   $45,113,632 11
2012/08/14 6 $1,307,909 +29% 3,601 $363   $46,421,541 12
2012/08/15 7 $953,685 -27% 3,601 $265   $47,375,226 13
2012/08/16 6 $907,217 -5% 3,601 $252   $48,282,443 14
2012/08/17 10 $1,061,563 +17% 2,434 $436   $49,344,006 15
2012/08/18 10 $1,431,002 +35% 2,434 $588   $50,775,008 16
2012/08/19 10 $980,264 -31% 2,434 $403   $51,755,272 17
2012/08/20 10 $409,193 -58% 2,434 $168   $52,164,465 18
2012/08/21 10 $508,740 +24% 2,434 $209   $52,673,205 19
2012/08/22 11 $368,070 -28% 2,151 $171   $53,041,275 20
2012/08/23 10 $372,062 +1% 2,151 $173   $53,413,337 21
2012/08/24 14 $527,014 +42% 1,576 $334   $53,940,351 22
2012/08/25 14 $771,574 +46% 1,576 $490   $54,711,925 23
2012/08/26 15 $461,848 -40% 1,576 $293   $55,173,773 24
2012/08/27 15 $202,387 -56% 1,576 $128   $55,376,160 25
2012/08/28 15 $224,087 +11% 1,576 $142   $55,600,247 26
2012/08/29 16 $131,945 -41% 1,326 $100   $55,732,192 27
2012/08/30 - $137,433 +4% 1,326 $104   $55,869,625 28
2012/08/31 - $216,728 +58% 756 $287   $56,086,353 29
2012/09/01 - $319,620 +47% 756 $423   $56,405,973 30
2012/09/02 - $332,178 +4% 756 $439   $56,738,151 31
2012/09/03 - $218,968 -34% 756 $290   $56,957,119 32
2012/09/04 - $80,950 -63% 756 $107   $57,038,069 33
2012/09/05 - $59,302 -27% 756 $78   $57,097,371 34
2012/09/06 - $62,760 +6% 756 $83   $57,160,131 35
2012/09/07 - $130,344 +108% 502 $260   $57,290,475 36
2012/09/08 - $221,269 +70% 502 $441   $57,511,744 37
2012/09/09 - $115,949 -48% 502 $231   $57,627,693 38
2012/09/14 - $85,199   303 $281   $57,883,318 43
2012/09/15 - $125,969 +48% 303 $416   $58,009,287 44
2012/09/16 - $65,338 -48% 303 $216   $58,074,625 45
2012/09/21 - $83,762   322 $260   $58,264,927 50
2012/09/22 - $125,184 +49% 322 $389   $58,390,111 51
2012/09/23 - $72,839 -42% 322 $226   $58,462,950 52
2012/09/28 - $48,203   239 $202   $58,619,715 57
2012/09/29 - $70,470 +46% 239 $295   $58,690,185 58
2012/09/30 - $41,393 -41% 239 $173   $58,731,578 59
2012/10/05 - $23,693   167 $142   $58,817,927 64
2012/10/06 - $35,518 +50% 167 $213   $58,853,445 65
2012/10/07 - $24,524 -31% 167 $147   $58,877,969 66

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/03 2 $25,577,758   3,601 $7,103   $25,577,758 3
2012/08/10 5 $8,013,040 -69% 3,601 $2,225   $44,101,432 10
2012/08/17 10 $3,472,829 -57% 2,434 $1,427   $51,755,272 17
2012/08/24 14 $1,760,436 -49% 1,576 $1,117   $55,173,773 24
2012/08/31 19 $868,526 -51% 756 $1,149   $56,738,151 31
2012/09/07 24 $467,562 -46% 502 $931   $57,627,693 38
2012/09/14 31 $276,506 -41% 303 $913   $58,074,625 45
2012/09/21 28 $281,785 +2% 322 $875   $58,462,950 52
2012/09/28 31 $160,066 -43% 239 $670   $58,731,578 59
2012/10/05 42 $83,735 -48% 167 $501   $58,877,969 66

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/23/201210209,732 209,732$3,563,347$3,563,3471
12/30/201213145,316-31% 355,048$2,609,875$6,173,2222
1/6/201310115,441-21% 470,489$2,073,320$8,246,5423
1/13/20131957,492-50% 527,981$1,032,556$9,279,0994
1/20/20132527,058-53% 555,039$485,962$9,765,0605
2/17/20132535,275 647,532$562,284$11,275,2839

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/23/20124306,673 306,673$7,163,881$7,163,8811
12/30/20125101,600-67% 408,273$2,535,925$9,699,8062
1/6/2013473,008-28% 481,281$1,822,289$11,522,0953
1/13/2013929,411-60% 510,692$734,098$12,256,1934
1/20/20131020,846-29% 531,538$416,093$12,672,2865
1/27/20131214,004-33% 545,542$279,513$12,951,7996
2/3/20131415,689+12% 561,231$325,855$13,277,6547

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