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Bleed for This (2016)

Bleed for This
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,083,906Details
International Box Office $1,164,171Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,248,077
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $721,325 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $528,150 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,249,475
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The true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, is a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney, Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the accident.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2016 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: December 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 30th, 2016 (Wide), released as Bleed for This - A Força de Um Campeão (Portugal)
February 3rd, 2017 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
February 24th, 2017 (Wide), released as Kova iki paskutinio kraujo lašo (Lithuania)
March 6th, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
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Video Release: January 31st, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexuality/nudity and some accident images.
(Rating bulletin 2446 (Cert #50063), 10/12/2016)
Running Time: 116 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Hands of Stone
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Keywords: Inspirational Sports, Boxing, Car Accident, Paralysis, Comeback
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Open Road Films, Magna Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Verdi Productions, Bruce Cohen Productions, Younger Than You Productions, The Solution Entertainment Group
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Vinny Pazienza
   Kevin Rooney

Supporting Cast

Katey Sagal    Louise Pazienza
Ciaran Hinds    Angelo Pazienza
Ted Levine    Lou Duva
Jordan Gelber    Dan Duva
Amanda Clayton    Doreen
Liz Carey    Charity
Tina Casciani    Heather
Daniel Sauli    Jon
Tom DeNucci    Paulie
Denise Schaefer    Leigh
Julie Ann Dawson    Ring Girl
Gia Skova    Duran Ring Girl
Allie Marshall    Sport Reporter/Fight Attendee
Kimberly Howe    Doreen’s Friend
Portland Helmich    Reporter at Weigh-In
Stephanie McIntyre    VIP Supporter
Ashley Tramonte    Ringside VIP
Lance Norris    Casino Gambler

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Bruce Cohen    Producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff    Producer
Ben Younger    Producer
Chad A. Verdi    Producer
Noah Kraft    Producer
Pamela Thur    Producer
Ben Younger    Screenwriter
Ben Younger    Story by
Pippa Bianco    Story by
Angelo Pizzo    Story by
Martin Scorsese    Executive Producer
Joshua Sason    Executive Producer
Michelle Verdi    Executive Producer
Myles Nestel    Executive Producer
Lisa Wilson    Executive Producer
Larkin Seiple    Director of Photography
Kay Lee    Production Designer
Zac Stuart-Pontier    Editor
Melissa Vargas    Costume Designer
Susan Jacobs    Music Supervisor
Julia Holter    Composer
Kerry Barden    Casting Director
Paul Schnee    Casting Director

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Home Market Releases for January 31st, 2017

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Weekend Wrap-up: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29th, 2016


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Weekend Wrap-Up: Fantastic Beast Can’t Lift Box Office

November 22nd, 2016

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Weekend Estimates: Fantastic Beasts Makes Fantastic-ish $75 Million

November 20th, 2016

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November 18th, 2016

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November 17th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Contest: Fantastic Prizes

November 10th, 2016

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Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Kubo and the Two Strings on Blu-ray Combo Pack. 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 previously reviewed movie. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a previously reviewed movie.

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2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/18 8 $2,366,810   1,549 $1,528   $2,366,810 1
2016/11/25 17 $920,559 -61% 1,549 $594   $4,224,263 2
2016/12/02 20 $295,675 -68% 649 $456   $4,847,865 3
2016/12/09 33 $68,808 -77% 210 $328   $5,051,927 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 8 $895,366   1,549 $578   $895,366 1
2016/11/19 9 $886,412 -1% 1,549 $572   $1,781,778 2
2016/11/20 8 $585,032 -34% 1,549 $378   $2,366,810 3
2016/11/21 9 $251,564 -57% 1,549 $162   $2,618,374 4
2016/11/22 8 $279,236 +11% 1,549 $180   $2,897,610 5
2016/11/23 13 $212,219 -24% 1,549 $137   $3,109,829 6
2016/11/24 15 $193,875 -9% 1,549 $125   $3,303,704 7
2016/11/25 - $363,111 +87% 1,549 $234   $3,666,815 8
2016/11/26 - $366,742 +1% 1,549 $237   $4,033,557 9
2016/11/27 - $190,706 -48% 1,549 $123   $4,224,263 10
2016/11/28 15 $76,491 -60% 1,549 $49   $4,300,754 11
2016/11/29 - $103,263 +35% 1,549 $67   $4,404,017 12
2016/11/30 - $81,414 -21% 1,549 $53   $4,485,431 13
2016/12/01 - $66,759 -18% 1,549 $43   $4,552,190 14
2016/12/02 - $84,871 +27% 649 $131   $4,637,061 15
2016/12/03 - $127,760 +51% 649 $197   $4,764,821 16
2016/12/04 - $83,044 -35% 649 $128   $4,847,865 17
2016/12/05 - $33,217 -60% 649 $51   $4,881,082 18
2016/12/06 - $43,846 +32% 649 $68   $4,924,928 19
2016/12/07 - $34,638 -21% 649 $53   $4,959,566 20
2016/12/08 - $23,553 -32% 649 $36   $4,983,119 21
2016/12/09 - $20,629 -12% 210 $98   $5,003,748 22
2016/12/10 - $27,849 +35% 210 $133   $5,031,597 23
2016/12/11 - $20,330 -27% 210 $97   $5,051,927 24
2016/12/12 - $8,742 -57% 210 $42   $5,060,669 25
2016/12/13 - $10,228 +17% 210 $49   $5,070,897 26
2016/12/14 - $8,080 -21% 210 $38   $5,078,977 27
2016/12/15 - $4,929 -39% 210 $23   $5,083,906 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/18 10 $3,303,704   1,549 $2,133   $3,303,704 1
2016/11/25 16 $1,248,486 -62% 1,549 $806   $4,552,190 2
2016/12/02 20 $430,929 -65% 649 $664   $4,983,119 3
2016/12/09 33 $100,787 -77% 210 $480   $5,083,906 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Belgium 5/10/2017 $1,757 3 3 5 $2,417 5/31/2017
Germany 4/20/2017 $61,051 102 102 125 $66,328 5/9/2017
Italy 3/9/2017 $241,422 0 0 0 $451,926 3/22/2017
Lithuania 2/24/2017 $3,139 31 31 44 $6,592 3/21/2017
Portugal 12/30/2016 $31,309 36 36 90 $89,211 1/26/2017
Russia (CIS) 2/3/2017 $117,209 151 151 260 $164,593 2/15/2017
South Africa 4/28/2017 $2,394 5 6 12 $4,645 5/16/2017
South Korea 3/6/2017 $0 0 167 167 $60,084 4/19/2017
United Kingdom 12/2/2016 $318,375 238 238 238 $318,375 12/7/2016
International Total$1,164,171 5/31/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/19/20172714,308 14,308$256,972$256,9723

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/19/20171512,900 12,900$262,122$262,1223

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