White House Down

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,103,784Details
International Box Office $132,336,603
Worldwide Box Office $205,440,387
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,663,020 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,639,290 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $24,302,310
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Synopsis

In Columbia Pictures' White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
50% - Rotten
Audience
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$150,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 28th, 2013 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: November 5th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image.
(Rating bulletin 2274, 5/29/2013)
Keywords: Terrorism, Political, Rescue, Secret Service Agent, White House Under Attack, Children Dealing with Divorce
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Monsters Freeze Out Competition

As expected, Monsters University remained the top draw on the weekend box office chart. The Heat performed a little better than expected, but White House Down struggled. Overall, the box office fell 21% from last weekend to $190 million over the weekend. More importantly, this is 9% lower than the same weekend last year, meaning 2013 fell a little further behind 2012's pace. The difference is only $78 million or 1.5% at $5.18 billion to $5.26 billion, which is much better than it was earlier this year, so hopefully we can close that gap before too long. More...

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Cast

Channing Tatum    Johnn Cale
Jamie Foxx    President James Sawyer
Maggie Gyllenhaal    Special Agent Carol Finnerty
Jason Clarke    Emil Stenz
Richard Jenkins    Eli Raphelson
James Woods    Martin Walker
Joey King    Emily Cale
Nicolas Wright    Donnie
Jimmi Simpson    Skip Tyler
Michael Murphy    Alvin Hammond
Rachelle Lefevre    Melanie
Lance Reddick    General Caulfield
Matt Craven    Agent Kellerman
Jake Weber    Ted Hope
Peter Jacobson    Wallace
Barbara Williams    Muriel Walker
Kevin Rankin    Killick
Garcelle Beauvais    Alison Sawyer
Falk Hentschel   
Ben Mankiewicz    Reporter

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Roland Emmerich
Producer    Bradley J. Fischer
Producer    Harald Kloser
Producer    James Vanderbilt
Producer    Larry Franco
Producer    Laeta Kalogridis
Executive Producer    Ute Emmerich
Executive Producer    Channing Tatum
Executive Producer    Reid Carolin
Director of Photogaphy    Anna J. Foerster
Production Designer    Kirk M. Petruccelli
Editor    Adam Wolfe
Costume Designer    Lisy Christl
Co-Producer    Volker Engel
Co-Producer    Marc Weigert
Composer    Thomas Wander
Composer    Harald Kloser
Supervising Art Director    Isabelle Guay
Art Director    Jean-Pierre Paquet
Art Director    Robert Parle
Art Director    David Gaucher
Art Director    Charlotte Rouleau
Art Director    Alessandra Tanaka
Set Decorator    Paul Hotte
Sound Mixer    Louis Marion
Sound Designer    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Re-recording Mixer    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Volker Engel
Visual Effects Supervisor    Marc Weigert
Visual Effects Producer    Julia Frey
Assistant Director    Joseph Reidy
Stunt Coordinator    John Stoneham, Jr.
Fight Choreographer    Layton Morrison
Second Unit Director    Marc Weigert
Second Unit Camera    Ron Hersey
Casting    John Papsidera
Casting    Andrea Kenyon
Casting    Randi Wells

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/28 3 $9,025,649   3,222 $2,801   $9,025,649 1
2013/06/29 4 $9,230,047 +2% 3,222 $2,865   $18,255,696 2
2013/06/30 4 $6,596,562 -29% 3,222 $2,047   $24,852,258 3
2013/07/01 4 $3,053,125 -54% 3,222 $948   $27,905,383 4
2013/07/02 4 $2,922,546 -4% 3,222 $907   $30,827,929 5
2013/07/03 - $2,666,733 -9% 3,222 $828   $33,494,662 6
2013/07/04 - $3,512,101 +32% 3,222 $1,090   $37,006,763 7
2013/07/05 - $4,615,813 +31% 3,222 $1,433   $41,622,576 8
2013/07/06 - $5,146,963 +12% 3,222 $1,597   $46,769,539 9
2013/07/07 - $3,715,710 -28% 3,222 $1,153   $50,485,249 10
2013/07/08 6 $1,580,111 -57% 3,222 $490   $52,065,360 11
2013/07/09 6 $1,903,469 +20% 3,222 $591   $53,968,829 12
2013/07/10 6 $1,551,413 -18% 3,222 $482   $55,520,242 13
2013/07/11 6 $1,292,691 -17% 3,222 $401   $56,812,933 14
2013/07/12 8 $1,874,082 +45% 2,566 $730   $58,687,015 15
2013/07/13 8 $2,549,567 +36% 2,566 $994   $61,236,582 16
2013/07/14 8 $1,738,984 -32% 2,566 $678   $62,975,566 17
2013/07/15 8 $752,815 -57% 2,566 $293   $63,728,381 18
2013/07/16 8 $922,496 +23% 2,566 $360   $64,650,877 19
2013/07/17 9 $803,847 -13% 2,566 $313   $65,454,724 20
2013/07/18 9 $597,905 -26% 2,566 $233   $66,052,629 21
2013/07/19 12 $713,492 +19% 1,454 $491   $66,766,121 22
2013/07/20 12 $1,022,728 +43% 1,454 $703   $67,788,849 23
2013/07/21 12 $664,026 -35% 1,454 $457   $68,452,875 24
2013/07/22 12 $301,601 -55% 1,454 $207   $68,754,476 25
2013/07/23 12 $368,005 +22% 1,454 $253   $69,122,481 26
2013/07/24 12 $307,639 -16% 1,454 $212   $69,430,120 27
2013/07/25 12 $294,649 -4% 1,454 $203   $69,724,769 28
2013/07/26 16 $275,617 -6% 676 $408   $70,000,386 29
2013/07/27 16 $393,103 +43% 676 $582   $70,393,489 30
2013/07/28 16 $245,128 -38% 676 $363   $70,638,617 31
2013/07/29 16 $121,124 -51% 676 $179   $70,759,741 32
2013/07/30 16 $143,436 +18% 676 $212   $70,903,177 33
2013/07/31 18 $87,546 -39% 516 $170   $70,990,723 34
2013/08/01 18 $87,230 n/c 516 $169   $71,077,953 35
2013/08/02 - $138,506 +59% 353 $392   $71,216,459 36
2013/08/03 - $212,673 +54% 353 $602   $71,429,132 37
2013/08/04 - $160,038 -25% 353 $453   $71,589,170 38
2013/08/09 - $51,305   159 $323   $71,836,473 43
2013/08/10 - $76,504 +49% 159 $481   $71,912,977 44
2013/08/11 - $34,033 -56% 159 $214   $71,947,010 45
2013/08/16 - $31,796   107 $297   $72,050,230 50
2013/08/17 - $45,617 +43% 107 $426   $72,095,847 51
2013/08/18 - $21,322 -53% 107 $199   $72,117,169 52
2013/08/23 - $78,844   229 $344   $72,238,785 57
2013/08/24 - $118,632 +50% 229 $518   $72,357,417 58
2013/08/25 - $68,275 -42% 229 $298   $72,425,692 59
2013/08/30 - $56,869   206 $276   $72,586,631 64
2013/08/31 - $90,032 +58% 206 $437   $72,676,663 65
2013/09/01 - $96,186 +7% 206 $467   $72,772,849 66
2013/09/02 - $61,594 -36% 206 $299   $72,834,443 67
2013/09/06 - $33,402   168 $199   $72,913,993 71
2013/09/07 - $54,717 +64% 168 $326   $72,968,710 72
2013/09/08 - $28,428 -48% 168 $169   $72,997,138 73
2013/09/13 - $21,070   117 $180   $73,056,429 78
2013/09/14 - $30,564 +45% 117 $261   $73,086,993 79
2013/09/15 - $16,791 -45% 117 $144   $73,103,784 80

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/28 4 $24,852,258   3,222 $7,713   $24,852,258 3
2013/07/05 6 $13,478,486 -46% 3,222 $4,183   $50,485,249 10
2013/07/12 8 $6,162,633 -54% 2,566 $2,402   $62,975,566 17
2013/07/19 12 $2,400,246 -61% 1,454 $1,651   $68,452,875 24
2013/07/26 16 $913,848 -62% 676 $1,352   $70,638,617 31
2013/08/02 19 $511,217 -44% 353 $1,448   $71,589,170 38
2013/08/09 29 $161,842 -68% 159 $1,018   $71,947,010 45
2013/08/16 36 $98,735 -39% 107 $923   $72,117,169 52
2013/08/23 32 $265,751 +169% 229 $1,160   $72,425,692 59
2013/08/30 37 $243,087 -9% 206 $1,180   $72,772,849 66
2013/09/06 42 $116,547 -52% 168 $694   $72,997,138 73
2013/09/13 44 $68,425 -41% 117 $585   $73,103,784 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/10/20133346,049 346,049$6,246,184$6,246,1841
11/17/2013591,778-73% 437,827$1,834,642$8,080,8272
11/24/20131445,183-51% 483,010$903,208$8,984,0353
12/8/20132713,024 594,591$178,950$10,563,4805
1/5/20142731,214 689,902$442,302$11,955,4249

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/10/20131223,083 223,083$5,110,832$5,110,8321
11/17/2013548,413-78% 271,496$1,207,915$6,318,7472
11/24/20131122,755-53% 294,251$560,010$6,878,7573

White House Down HD Trailer

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