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The Brave One (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,793,804Details
International Box Office $32,998,900Details
Worldwide Box Office $69,792,704
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $17,836,254 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $17,836,254
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 14th, 2007 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: February 5th, 2008 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language, and some sexuality
Running Time: 122 minutes
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Keywords: Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Village Roadshow Productions, Silver Pictures, Warner Bros.
Production Countries: Australia,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Lowest No. 1 Domestic 51 $13,471,488 Sep 14, 2007 3

Leading Cast

   Erica Bain

Supporting Cast

Terrence Howard    Detective Sean Mercer
Naveen Andrews    David Kirmani
Nicky Katt    Detective Vitale
Mary Steenburgen    Carol
Carmen Ejogo    Jackie
Lenny Venito    Mortell
ZoĆ« Kravitz    Chloe
Jane Adams    Nicole
Gordon MacDonald    Murrow
Ene Oloja    Josai
Luis Dasilva, Jr.    Lee
Blaze Foster    Cash
Rafael Sardina    Reed
John Magaro    Ethan
Victor Colicchio    Cutler
Jermel Howard    Thug on Subway
Dennis White    Thug on Subway
Julia Garro    Shauna Nelson
James Biberi    Detective Pitney
Brian Delate    Detective O'Connor
Dana Eskelson    Sketch Artist
Angel Sing    Gun Dealer
Yolande Bavan    David's Mother
Ivo Velon    James
Tina Sloan    Stationary Saleswoman
Jaime Tirelli    Pawn Shop Guy
Larry Fessenden    Sandy Combs
An Nguyen    Ida Combs
Brian Tarantina    Gun Store Clerk
Michael Anthony Williams    Subway Dad
Jesus Ruiz    Chief of Detectives
Hope Adams    Press Conference Reporter
Joseph Melendez    Press Conference Reporter
Ted Neustadt    Press Conference Reporter
Brett Berg    Ethan's Friend
Jeffrey Manko    Emergency Room Doctor
Mick Cunningham    Precinct Cop
Lisa Joyce    CPA Worker
Tom Greer    Desk Cop
David Naizir    Guy Outside Subway Station
Robert Michael McClure    Sound Engineer
Tashya Valdevit    Erica's Nurse
Lai Si Fernandez    Shauna's Friend
Moises Acevedo    Reed's Runner
Dennis Johnson    Reed's Runner
Jack Caruso    Subway Detective
Jim Taylor McNickle*    Subway Detective
Rosanne Lucarelli    Subway Reporter
Leif Riddell    Subway Reporter
DeShaun Stallworth    Subway Reporter
Michael J. Burg    Elevator Man
Creighton James    Elevator Man
Clayton Dean Smith    Elevator Man
Barbara Gayle    Elevator Woman
Anna Margaret Hollyman    Elevator Woman
Lily Mercer    Elevator Woman
Musto Pelinkovicci    Russian Cab Driver
Dean Meminger    NY1 Reporter
Cheryl Wills    NY1 TV Anchor

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

Production and Technical Credits

Joel Silver    Producer
Susan Downey    Producer
Dario Marianelli    Composer
Roderick Taylor    Screenwriter
Bruce A Taylor    Screenwriter
Cynthia Mort    Screenwriter
Roderick Taylor    Story by
Bruce A Taylor    Story by
Herbert W. Gains    Executive Producer
Jodie Foster    Executive Producer
Dana Goldberg    Executive Producer
Bruce Berman    Executive Producer
Philippe Rousselot    Director of Photography
Kristi Zea    Production Designer
Tony Lawson    Editor
David Gambino    Co-Producer
Aaron Auch    Associate Producer
Richard Patrick    Assistant Director
Herbert W. Gains    Unit Production Manager
Raymond Quinlan    Unit Production Manager
Sara Flamm    Production Supervisor
Robert Guerra    Art Director
Lydia Marks    Set Decorator
Catherine Thomas    Costume Designer
Laura Downing    Costume Supervisor
Tom Nelson    Sound Mixer
Tom Fleischman    Re-recording Mixer
Philip Stockton    Supervising Sound Editor
Allan Zaleski    Sound Effects Editor
Philip Stockton    Sound Designer
Michael Connell    Music Editor
Kelly Gleason    Make up
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison    Hairstylist
Laura Rosenthal    Casting Director
Steven Ritzi    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD Releases for February 26, 2008

February 26th, 2008

It's the Oscar-delayed edition of the DVD Release Report and we have a good mix of releases for so early in the year. Granted, there are not as many prime first-run releases, but there are a few worth picking up. This includes the DVD Pick of the Week, Death at a Funeral - Buy from Amazon. More...

DVD Rentals - One, Baby, One

February 25th, 2008

Like on the sales chart, there were eight new releases to chart this week, but not the same eight releases, nor did they finish in the same order. For instance, Gone, Baby, Gone topped the charts with $8.87 million. More...

DVD Sales - Snow Kidding

February 18th, 2008

There were plenty of new releases this week and five of them managed to squeeze into the top five on the sales chart. However, the new number one came as a complete surprise as Snow Buddies sold 1.23 million units during the week for sales of $22.29 million. That's almost as much as the rest of the top five combined. More...

DVD Rentals - Hat Trick for Game Plan

February 18th, 2008

There were plenty of new releases to chart this week on the rental chart, but The Game Plan remained in first place for the third week in a row with $7.41 million for the week and $26.08 million after three. More...

DVD Releases for February 5, 2008 - Part I

February 4th, 2008

A big list this week with plenty releases, so many releases that we had to split the DVD Release Report into two parts. And there also includes many that are worth adding to your DVD collection. However, it is soft at the very top and there are none that jump out as obvious DVD Pick of the Week contenders. That will change next week. More...

Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

December 13th, 2007

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories. More...

International Details - Orphans Still Strong

November 4th, 2007

The Orphanage may have fallen out of the top five internationally, but it remained the top draw in Spain with $4.11 million on 373 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $20.78 million. This is more than Ratatouille has earned in that market after three months of release and equivalent to $200 to $300 million here. It won't make $200 to $300 million here, in fact, it might not make $20 million here. It all depends on how well it does with critics and award committees. More...

International Details - Superbad Neither Super Nor Bad

October 28th, 2007

Superbad climbed into sixth place with $4.26 million on 1836 screens in 27 markets for a total of $31.79 million. Most of that growth came from Spain where the film debuted in second place with $2.24 million on 350 screens while it also opened in Brazil with $511,000 on 192 screens. The film doesn't have many major markets left to open in, but it has already earned more than most comparable films do during their entire run. More...

International Details - Another Bollywood Blockbuster

October 21st, 2007

Bhool Bhulaiyaa became the latest in a long line of Indian films to strike it rich on the international box office as it scored sixth place with $4.59 million on 756 screens in 17 markets. The supernatural comedy even scored a top ten finish in Britain with $600,000 on 45 screens topping a few major Hollywood releases that week. More...

International Details - Heartbreak for the Kid

October 14th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid missed the top five by less than $20,000 over the weekend earning $5.74 million on 819 screens in 4 markets during its opening weekend on the international charts. This includes openings in to major markets including the U.K. where it opened in first place with $2.52 million on 409 screens, but this was still a disappointing debut, much like it was domestically. Conversely, the film opened in second place in Russia with $2.31 million on 360 screens, but this is a much better performance compared to the overall box office size of the marketplace. More...

International Top Five - Bourne Refuses to Fall

October 3rd, 2007

The summer blockbuster season may have ended a month ago, but The Bourne Ultimatum is still ruling the international box office. This week the film added $9.61 million on 2875 screens in 47 markets for a total of $162.78 million so far. The film had no major, or even midlevel openings this past weekend, but it still managed an estimated $1.5 million in France for a total of $12.6 million after three weeks there. Even if the film had no more markets left to debut in, it could still cross $200 million internationally, and with openings in Italy and Japan still ahead, the goal is to earn more than the first two installments in the franchise combined. More...

Going as Planned

October 1st, 2007

Well, that was predictable. Nearly every film finished the weekend within $1 million of Thursday's predictions, and the one that missed the mark by the biggest margin was still off by just $3 million. On the one hand, I'm happy our predictions were accurate. On the other hand, it makes it difficult to find something interesting to add. More...

Game Over for September

September 27th, 2007

September ends with little fanfare, but there are a couple of films that should be battling for first place. So while no movie really has a shot at superstardom, the race for first should at least be fun to watch. That said, the overall box office appears weak and will likely not keep pace with last year, making it two weekends in the row of year-to-year declines. Hardly reason to panic after the strong winning streak, but something to watch. More...

Box Office Bounces Back

September 25th, 2007

It was a rather predictable weekend with no result shocking analysts too much. Overall, we did see a rather large boost in the box office as the weekend ticket sales were close to $98 million, which was a 24% jump from the last weekend. However, it was also roughly 1% lower than the same weekend last year. This means 2007's winning streak is over (assuming nothing significant changes after the chart is certified later in the week), but year-to-date there has been a 7% growth over last year and we are still on a record-setting pace. More...

2007's Winning Streak is in Danger of Going Extinct

September 20th, 2007

September marches on but there are signs of weakness that we haven't really seen since before summer started. The recent winning streak on a year-to-year comparison is likely over as the margin of victory was just 1% last weekend and this week's batch of new releases are much weaker than last year's were. However, it should be noted that 2007 is already a success on many levels and it would take a real collapse during the fall for studios to become worried. More...

Brave or Foolish?

September 17th, 2007

The weekend was, for the most part, very predictable with The Brave One opening a little softer that expected while D-War opened a little stronger. However, overall there are not many surprises worth talking about. This includes the overall box office, which brought in $79 million over the weekend. This was 1% lower than last weekend, but 1% above the same weekend last year. However, at this pace the box office's winning streak over last year will end next weekend. More...

Fortune Favors The Brave One

September 16th, 2007

The Fall season delivered another soft weekend at the box office, with only one movie topping $10 million and the top 10 movies combining for little more than $60 million. The Brave One made an estimated $14.015 million, which was comfortably enough to top the chart ahead of 3:10 to Yuma's second weekend gross of $9.15 million -- down a very respectable 35% from its opening. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 9 - September 15, 2007

September 16th, 2007

A stronger week for website than we've seen in a few weeks, including the launch of a potential fall blockbuster. However, that site is mostly marked coming soon allowing Elizabeth - The Golden Age - Official Site to take the Weekly Website Award this week. More...

Will Audiences be Brave Enough to Check out the New Releases?

September 13th, 2007

The September slump continues as none of the three wide releases look all that promising. The best of the bunch, The Brave One, is earning only average reviews, and we could have not a single film topping 50% positive. More...

Contest - Great World of Posters

September 7th, 2007

With summer over, the weekend box office numbers are going down, but that doesn't mean our contests are any less exciting. This weekend we have posters from both The Brave One and Great World Of Sound to giveaway. To win one must simply predict the box office opening for The Brave One. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a poster from both The Brave One and Great World Of Sound. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win another poster from both The Brave One and Great World Of Sound. Finally, one lucky entrant will be chosen arbitrarily and they too will win a poster from both The Brave One and Great World Of Sound. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday, September 14 to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Movie Website Updates for August 26 - September 1, 2007

September 1st, 2007

As we enter the slowest month of the year, the number and quality of website updates has slowed to a crawl as well. I suspect that within a few weeks we will start getting website launches for films opening during the holidays, and that will again give us plenty of award-worthy sites. More...

2007 Preview: September

September 1st, 2007

After a record-breaking summer, we come to the worst month of the year. There are a few films that look promising, but for the most part the month is filled with projects that should probably never been given the greenlight to begin with. September is a dumping ground for failed projects, and like most similar times of the year, it is crowded with 20 movies that at least have a shot at opening or expanding wide over a period of just four weeks. Five new releases a week is far too many, even if they were all high quality at least half will fail just due to the competition. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 1st - July 7, 2007

July 7th, 2007

The list returns to its normal busy self, in fact, we have several sites making their first appearance this weekend. In addition, there were a couple of older sites that saw massive updates, including this week's winner, Charlie Bartlett - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 1, 2007

April 1st, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Nanny Diaries, Sweeney Todd, The Happening and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 15, 2006

October 15th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Jumper, Kung Fu Panda, Charlie Wilson's War and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 6, 2006

August 6th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a sequel to Madagascar and more. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/09/14 1 $13,471,488   2,755 $4,890   $13,471,488 1
2007/09/21 3 $7,313,437 -46% 2,755 $2,655   $25,003,347 2
2007/09/28 6 $3,719,285 -49% 2,837 $1,311   $30,834,753 3
2007/10/05 10 $2,321,359 -38% 2,358 $984   $34,380,387 4
2007/10/12 19 $686,300 -70% 1,255 $547   $35,997,063 5
2007/10/19 39 $153,972 -78% 367 $420   $36,406,078 6
2007/10/26 47 $59,320 -61% 145 $409   $36,517,563 7
2007/11/02 52 $27,521 -54% 59 $466   $36,566,302 8
2007/11/09 38 $108,446 +294% 264 $411   $36,684,698 9
2007/11/16 46 $34,374 -68% 134 $257   $36,765,734 10
2007/11/23 66 $11,422 -67% 40 $286   $36,789,772 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/14 1 $4,629,333   2,755 $1,680   $4,629,333 1
2007/09/15 1 $5,651,917 +22% 2,755 $2,052   $10,281,250 2
2007/09/16 1 $3,190,238 -44% 2,755 $1,158   $13,471,488 3
2007/09/17 1 $1,076,320 -66% 2,755 $391   $14,547,808 4
2007/09/18 1 $1,154,400 +7% 2,755 $419   $15,702,208 5
2007/09/19 1 $1,022,288 -11% 2,755 $371   $16,724,496 6
2007/09/20 1 $965,414 -6% 2,755 $350   $17,689,910 7
2007/09/21 3 $2,205,755 +128% 2,755 $801   $19,895,665 8
2007/09/22 3 $3,326,309 +51% 2,755 $1,207   $23,221,974 9
2007/09/23 3 $1,781,373 -46% 2,755 $647   $25,003,347 10
2007/09/24 3 $511,252 -71% 2,755 $186   $25,514,599 11
2007/09/25 3 $562,124 +10% 2,755 $204   $26,076,723 12
2007/09/26 3 $530,333 -6% 2,755 $192   $26,607,056 13
2007/09/27 3 $530,333 n/c 2,755 $192   $27,115,468 14
2007/09/28 6 $1,088,755 +105% 2,837 $384   $28,204,223 15
2007/09/29 6 $1,718,281 +58% 2,837 $606   $29,922,504 16
2007/09/30 6 $912,249 -47% 2,837 $322   $30,834,753 17
2007/10/01 6 $288,386 -68% 2,837 $102   $31,123,139 18
2007/10/02 6 $342,336 +19% 2,837 $121   $31,465,475 19
2007/10/03 6 $298,194 -13% 2,837 $105   $31,763,669 20
2007/10/04 6 $295,359 -1% 2,837 $104   $32,059,028 21
2007/10/05 10 $649,184 +120% 2,358 $275   $32,708,212 22
2007/10/06 9 $1,018,155 +57% 2,358 $432   $33,726,367 23
2007/10/07 9 $654,020 -36% 2,358 $277   $34,380,387 24
2007/10/08 8 $322,333 -51% 2,358 $137   $34,702,720 25
2007/10/09 9 $208,484 -35% 2,358 $88   $34,911,204 26
2007/10/10 9 $203,224 -3% 2,358 $86   $35,114,428 27
2007/10/11 9 $196,335 -3% 2,358 $83   $35,310,763 28
2007/10/19 - $47,261   367 $129   $36,299,367 36
2007/10/20 - $69,719 +48% 367 $190   $36,369,086 37
2007/10/21 - $36,992 -47% 367 $101   $36,406,078 38
2007/10/22 - $12,150 -67% 367 $33   $36,418,228 39
2007/10/23 - $14,368 +18% 367 $39   $36,432,596 40
2007/10/24 - $13,409 -7% 367 $37   $36,446,005 41

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/09/14 1 $17,689,910   2,755 $6,421   $17,689,910 1
2007/09/21 3 $9,425,558 -47% 2,755 $3,421   $27,115,468 2
2007/09/28 6 $4,943,560 -48% 2,837 $1,743   $32,059,028 3
2007/10/05 9 $3,251,735 -34% 2,358 $1,379   $35,310,763 4
2007/10/12 19 $941,343 -71% 1,255 $750   $36,252,106 5
2007/10/19 38 $206,137 -78% 367 $562   $36,458,243 6
2007/10/26 48 $80,538 -61% 145 $555   $36,538,781 7
2007/11/02 55 $37,471 -53% 59 $635   $36,576,252 8
2007/11/09 37 $155,108 +314% 264 $588   $36,731,360 9
2007/11/16 54 $46,990 -70% 134 $351   $36,778,350 10
2007/11/23 68 $15,454 -67% 40 $386   $36,793,804 11

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/10/20083373,499 373,499$6,779,007$6,779,0071
2/17/200810156,609-58% 530,108$3,124,350$9,903,3562
2/24/20081285,078-46% 615,186$1,558,629$11,461,9853
3/2/20082973,120-14% 688,306$1,470,443$12,932,4294
3/9/20083034,586-53% 722,892$692,471$13,624,8995
3/16/20083040,220+16% 763,112$813,494$14,438,3936

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