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Blackhat (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,889,395Details
International Box Office $11,659,024Details
Worldwide Box Office $19,548,419
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,612,684 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,310,783 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,923,467
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A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 16th, 2015 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: May 5th, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2340, 9/17/2014)
Running Time: 133 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Circle
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Keywords: Internet, Terrorism, Life on the Outside, Confidential Informant, Revenge, Cybercrimes, Criminals Working With Cops
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, Forward Pass
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Martin Luther King (Opening, 3-Day) 93 $3,901,815 Jan 16, 2015 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 95 $4,276,620 Jan 16, 2015 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 68 $4,491,010 Jan 16, 2015 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 66 $4,922,412 Jan 16, 2015 3


   Nicholas Hathaway
Wei Tang    Chen Lien
Viola Davis    Carol Barrett
Ritchie Coster    Kassar
Holt McCallany    Mark Jessup
Yorick van Wageningen    Sadak
Wang Lee-Hom    Chen Dawai
Christian Borle    Jeff Robichaud
Manny Montana    Alonzo Reyes
Andy On    Alex Trang
John Ortiz    Henry Pollack
Brandon Molale    Sort Guard
Danny Burstein    Associate Warden Jeffries
Archie Kao    Shum
Abhi Sinha    Daniels
Jason Butler Harner    George Reinker
Spencer Garrett    Gary Baker
Shi Liang    Lieutenant Colonel Zhao
David McKinney    Waiter
Sophia Santi    Mrs. Novo
Cheung Siu-fai    Chow
Tommy Wong    Johnny Li
Courtney Wu    Samuel Wu
Adrian Pang    Keith Yan
Kirt Kishita    Paul Wang
Leanne Li    Emergency Worker
Timothy Ngah    EMT
William Mapother    Rich Donahue
Berg Lee Seng Wan    Ambulance Driver

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Michael Mann
Screenwriter    Morgan Davis Foehl
Story Creator    Michael Mann
Story Creator    Morgan Davis Foehl
Producer    Michael Mann
Producer    Thomas Tull
Producer    Jon Jashni
Executive Producer    Alex Garcia
Executive Producer    Eric McLeod
Cinematographer    Stuart Dryburgh
Production Designer    Guy Hendrix Dyas
Editor    Joe Walker
Editor    Stephen Rivkin
Editor    Jeremiah O'Driscoll
Editor    Mako Kamitsuna
Visual Effects Supervisor    John Nelson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Philip Brennan
Costume Designer    Colleen Atwood
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Composer    Atticus Ross
Co-Producer    Julie Herrin
Co-Producer    Diane Sabatini
Co-Producer    Michael J. Malone
Co-Producer    Michael Solinger
Composer    Leo Ross
Music Supervisor    Gabe Hilfer
Supervising Art Director    Thomas C. Reta
Art Director    Luke Freeborn
Art Director    Arran Mann
Set Decorator    Victor J. Zolfo
Set Decorator    David A. Cook
Set Decorator    Paige Augustine
Set Decorator    Alessandra Querzola
Sound Mixer    Lee Orloff
Sound Designer    Tony Lamberti
Sound Designer    Victor Ray Ennis
Supervising Sound Editor    Victor Ray Ennis
Re-recording Mixer    Doug Hemphill
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Tony Lamberti
Special Effects Coordinator    Bruno Van Zeebroeck
Visual Effects Producer    Amber Kirsch
Visual Effects Producer    Petra Holtorf-Stratton
Assistant Director    Lisa C. Satriano
Assistant Director    Peter Thorell
Assistant Director    Anastacia Nemec
Assistant Director    Mikey Eberle
Assistant Director    Julie Lau
Assistant Director    Yap Wai Yin
Assistant Director    Brian Chew
Associate Producer    Bryan H. Carroll
Associate Producer    Maggie Chieffo
Casting Director    Bonnie Timmermann
Script Supervisor    Rebecca Boyle
Script Supervisor    Jessica Clothier
Line Producer    Chu Chung On
Line Producer    John Radel
Line Producer    Bill Donovan
Production Supervisor    Elza Hidayat
Music Editor    Thomas Milano
Music Editor    Katrina Schiller
Music Editor    Pete Snell
Music Editor    Clint Bennett
Music Editor    Sally Boldt
Music Editor    Joe E. Rand
Music Editor    Peter Myles
Music Editor    Philip Tallman
Music Editor    Julie Pearce
Music Editor    Barbara McDermott
Music Editor    Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz
Music Editor    Slamm Andrews
Music Editor    Stephen Lotwis
Score Mixer    Al Clay
Set Designer    C. Scott Baker
Set Designer    Mark Hitchler
Set Designer    Patricia Ann Klawonn
Set Designer    Thomas T. Taylor
Costume Supervisor    Stacy Horn
Costume Supervisor    Jane Seow
Make up    Jane Galli
Make up    Tyson Fountaine
Hairstylist    Kathrine Gordon
Sound Effects Editor    Karen Triest
Sound Effects Editor    Hector Gika
Sound Effects Editor    Jay Wilkinson
Sound Effects Editor    Jeff Sawyer
Sound Effects Editor    John Morris
Sound Effects Editor    Bill R. Dean
Sound Effects Editor    Jon Title
Dialogue Editor    Ronald Eng
Dialogue Editor    Julie Feiner
Dialogue Editor    Laura R Harris
Dialogue Editor    Michael Szakmeister
Special Effects Supervisor    Chi Shui Tim
Special Effects Supervisor    Vellasamy Sinniah
Special Effects Supervisor    Joe Farrell
Visual Effects Supervisor    Viktor Muller
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Barba
Visual Effects Supervisor    Paul Lambert
Visual Effects Producer    Vit Komrzy
Visual Effects Producer    Lisa K. Spence
Visual Effects Producer    Carla Schwam
Visual Effects Producer    Lisa Beroud
Visual Effects Producer    Daniel Brimer
Stunt Coordinator    Doug Coleman

Home Market Numbers: Fifty Shades Continues its Perfect Run

June 4th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey

The second major change in news articles this week is the consolidation of the home market columns and using the Combined DVD and Blu-ray Sales Chart. It is kind of a bad week for this change, as the new releases were a disappointment; 50 Shades of Grey remained on top on both the Blu-ray sales chart and the DVD sales chart. It sold an additional 896,000 units and generated $15.82 million for the week giving it totals of 2.27 million units / $40.20 million. More...

Home Market Numbers: Fifty Shades Brightens the Home Market

May 30th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey

There were a lot of new releases to reach the top twenty on the Blu-ray sales chart this week. This includes 50 Shades of Grey, which is already the fifth best selling Blu-ray of 2015. Needless to say, this meant the overall Blu-ray sales were a lot stronger than last week. There were 89% more units sold and 77% higher revenue. Compared to last year, there were 72% more units sold and 47% higher revenue. The overall DVD market also grew, but not as much as much as the Blu-ray market rose and this helped the overall Blu-ray share rocket to 45%. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 12th, 2015

May 11th, 2015

Welcome to Me

It is a typical summer week on the home market with little to no prime releases. The biggest release of the week is Still Alice, which earned $18 million in theaters. That's not bad for a limited release. It is better than some of the wide releases that came out earlier this year. Fortunately, the Blu-ray is also the best new release of the week and it is the Pick of the Week. In fact, it isn't even close as there are no other contenders for that title. 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...

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 Estimates: American Sniper Shatters January Record

January 18th, 2015

American Sniper poster

American Sniper was confidently expected to top the box office charts this weekend, and to give Clint Eastwood his best weekend as a director, but no-one was predicting that the film would break the record for the biggest weekend in January by over $20 million. As of Sunday morning, that’s what Warner Bros. is projecting for the film with their official weekend estimate standing at $90,205,000 from 3,555 theaters. Since the film had already played for three weeks in exclusive engagements, it will also grab the crown for biggest fourth weekend at the box office. 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...

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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/16 10 $3,901,815   2,567 $1,520   $3,901,815 1
2015/01/23 15 $1,667,975 -57% 2,568 $650   $7,097,125 2
2015/01/30 39 $116,725 -93% 236 $495   $7,830,210 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/16 8 $1,385,015   2,567 $540   $1,385,015 1
2015/01/17 11 $1,604,285 +16% 2,567 $625   $2,989,300 2
2015/01/18 11 $912,515 -43% 2,567 $355   $3,901,815 3
2015/01/19 12 $589,195 -35% 2,567 $230   $4,491,010 4
2015/01/20 10 $385,010 -35% 2,567 $150   $4,876,020 5
2015/01/21 10 $270,760 -30% 2,567 $105   $5,146,780 6
2015/01/22 10 $282,370 +4% 2,567 $110   $5,429,150 7
2015/01/23 14 $473,845 +68% 2,568 $185   $5,902,995 8
2015/01/24 15 $744,820 +57% 2,568 $290   $6,647,815 9
2015/01/25 15 $449,310 -40% 2,568 $175   $7,097,125 10
2015/01/26 14 $141,240 -69% 2,568 $55   $7,238,365 11
2015/01/27 13 $206,680 +46% 2,568 $80   $7,445,045 12
2015/01/28 14 $152,880 -26% 2,568 $60   $7,597,925 13
2015/01/29 15 $115,560 -24% 2,568 $45   $7,713,485 14
2015/01/30 - $38,895 -66% 236 $165   $7,752,380 15
2015/01/31 - $56,585 +45% 236 $240   $7,808,965 16
2015/02/01 - $21,245 -62% 236 $90   $7,830,210 17
2015/02/02 - $14,260 -33% 236 $60   $7,844,470 18
2015/02/03 - $18,880 +32% 236 $80   $7,863,350 19
2015/02/04 - $12,980 -31% 236 $55   $7,876,330 20
2015/02/05 - $13,065 +1% 236 $55   $7,889,395 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/16 11 $5,429,150   2,567 $2,115   $5,429,150 1
2015/01/23 14 $2,284,335 -58% 2,568 $890   $7,713,485 2
2015/01/30 39 $175,910 -92% 236 $745   $7,889,395 3

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/17/20151042,425 42,425$729,710$729,7102

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/17/2015237,250 37,250$755,064$755,0642
5/24/2015106,132-84% 43,382$137,847$892,9113

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