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Death Wish (2018)

Death Wish
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,287,157Details
International Box Office $7,426,331Details
Worldwide Box Office $37,713,488
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Dr. Paul Kersey is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence when it is rushed into his ER — until his wife and college-age daughter are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish. Paul Kersey becomes a divided person: a man who saves lives, and a man who takes them; a husband and father trying to take care of his family, and a shadowy figure fighting crime; a surgeon extracting bullets from suspects’ bodies, and a man seeking justice that detectives are quickly closing in on.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 2018 (Wide) by MGM
International Releases: March 8th, 2018 (Wide), released as Il Giustiziere della Notte (Italy)
March 9th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
March 9th, 2018 (Wide), released as Лично правосъдие (Bulgaria)
March 9th, 2018 (Wide), released as Přání smrti (Czech Republic)
March 9th, 2018 (Wide), released as Deseo de matar (Mexico)
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MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, and language throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2472 (Cert #51023), 4/19/2017)
Running Time: 107 minutes
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Keywords: Revenge, Death of a Son or Daughter, Death of Other Extended Family, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Vigilante, Remake, Development Hell
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Cave 76
Production Countries: United States

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Days In
Top 2018 Theater Average 71 $4,570 Mar 2, 2018 3

Leading Cast

   Dr. Paul Kersey

Supporting Cast

Vincent D'Onofrio    Frank Kersey
Elisabeth Shue    Lucy Kersey
Dean Norris    Detective Rains
Kimberly Elise    Detective Jackson
Beau Knapp    Knox
Len Cariou    Ben
Jack Kesy    The Fish
Ronnie Gene Blevins    Joe
Kirby Bliss Blanton    Bethany
Andreas Apergis    Belligerent Dad
Ian Matthews    Ponytail
Wendy Crewson    Dr. Jill Klavens
Warona Setshwaelo    Nurse Carla
Stephanie Janusauskas    Sophie
Isaiah Gero-Marsman    Tyler
Jason Cavalier    Officer McCord
Luis Oliva    Miguel
Alan Azuelos    ER Attending Surgeon
Dawn Ford    Nurse with ER Attending Surgeon
Moe Jeudy-Lamour    Ice Cream Man
Tiio Horn    Natasha
Christopher Tyson    Squeegee Man
Lee Villeneuve    Loyal Killers
Jonathan Bergeron    Loyal Killers
Rolandia Okoudjou    Sponge Bath Nurse
Kenny Wong    Witness
Alvin Powell    Chicago Cop
Gouchy Boy    Security Guard
Jodie Resther    Nurse Rachel
Lydia Zadel    Nurse Lydia
Yardley Kavanagh    Nurse Judy
Audrey D. LaRoche    Nurse Audrey
Robert Harrison    Paramedic
Juliette Bouwmans    Paramedic
Aldo Lopez    Patient
Anoulith Sintharaphone    Greenwich Thief
Roberto Ozores    Trebol
Stephen McHattie    Chief of Detectives
Minita Gandhi    Newscaster
Robin Robinson    Newscaster
Bob Sirott    Newscaster
Alexa Hartfield    Fast Food Girl
William Gines    Punk Leader
Enrique Guzman    Punk #2
Austin Kairis    Local Resident
Richard Esteras    Pimp
Jaslene Gonzalez    Prostitute
Kevin Sorensen    Hooded Victim
Penande Estime    Tight Dressed Woman
Alain Chanoine    Well-Dressed Man
Mike Chute    Carjacker
Sebastien Peres    Carjacker
Naomi Frenette    Knox’s Girl

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

Production and Technical Credits

Joe Carnahan    Screenwriter
Brian Garfield    Story based on the 1974 Motion Picture by Wendell Mayes from the Novel by
Roger Birnbaum    Producer
Stephen J. Eads*    Associate Producer
Ilona Herzberg    Executive Producer
Rogier Stoffers    Director of Photography
Paul Kirby    Production Designer
Mark Goldblatt    Editor
Ludwig Goransson    Composer
Mary Jane Fort    Costume Designer
Loic Bernard    Unit Production Manager
Mark Cotone    First Assistant Director
Fanny Hudon    Second Assistant Director
Carrie Holt De Lama    Unit Production Manager
Christopher T. Sadler    Second Assistant Director
Jean Frenette    Stunt Coordinator
Irene Litinsky    Supervising Producer
Mark Cotone    Associate Producer
Jean Kazemirchuk    Supervising Art Director
Veronique Meunier    Art Director
Caroline Alder    Art Director
Ann Smart    Key Set Decorator
Renaud Chamberland    Set Designer
Radia Slaimi    Set Designer
Vincent Gingras-Liberali    Set Designer
Louis Marion    Sound Mixer
Louis Craig    Special Effects Supervisor
Denis Lavigne    Special Effects Coordinator
Henri Aubertin    Costume Supervisor
Colleen Quinton    Make up
Adrien Morot    Head Special Effects Make-up Artist
Michelle Cote    Hairstylist
Lorette LeBlanc    Script Supervisor
Kim De Pietro    Location Manager
E.J. Foerster    Second Unit Director
Yvonne Valdez    Additional Editor
Nathalie Samanon    Post-Production Supervisor
Will Kaplan    Music Editor
Brit Delillo    Assistant Editor
Scott Janush    Visual Effects Producer
Steve Pederson    Re-recording Mixer
David Esparza    Re-recording Mixer
Mandell Winter    Supervising Sound Editor
David Esparza    Supervising Sound Editor
Martin Pelletier    Visual Effects Supervisor
Valerie Clement    Visual Effects Producer
John P. Nugent    Visual Effects Producer
Chris Fogel    Score Recordist
John Witt Chapman    Score Mixer

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

Weekend Wrap-Up: Black Panther Hits Half a Billion Dollars

March 6th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther keeps beating expectations to the point where it is my fault for not being overly optimistic. This past weekend, it earned $66.31 million, becoming the third fastest film to reach $500 million. The two new releases weren’t bad either. Red Sparrow earned second place while Death Wish wasn’t that far behind in third. Overall, the box office still fell 24% from last weekend, earning $147 million. It was also down from this week last year last year by a similar 22% margin. Year-to-date, 2018’s lead shrunk by almost exactly $10 million, but we still have a $220 million / 12% lead over 2017 at $2.09 billion to $1.87 billion. That lead will shrink dramatically over the next few weeks. More...

Weekend Estimates: Black Panther Tops $500 Million in Third Weekend

March 4th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther will add another $65.7 million this weekend, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate. That’ll be the 3rd-best 3rd weekend in history, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar. It also will make Panther the 3rd-fastest movie to $500 million at the domestic box office, behind Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. It continues to track extremely closely to Jurassic World, which finished its domestic run with $652 million. More...

Friday Estimates: Black Panther Adds $16.30 million

March 3rd, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther matched predictions with $16.30 million on Friday. In fact, this is a little bit better than expected, so it should earn a little more than $60 million over the weekend. It now has a small shot of earning $500 million by the end of the weekend. It will likely have to wait to Monday to get there, on the other hand. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Red Sparrow Pulls In $1.2 million, Death Wish not as Lively

March 2nd, 2018

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow had a respectable start at the box office with $1.2 million during Thursday night previews. Although this is an acceptable start; although it is lower than the $1.52 million earned by Atomic Blonde. However, that film was a summer release and opening in the summer helps midnight showings. I’m still comfortable with our $18 million prediction. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Battle for Season Place as Black Panther Completes Threepeat

March 1st, 2018

Red Sparrow

March will begin the same way February ended, with Black Panther on top of the box office. The two new releases, Red Sparrow and Death Wish, might not make as much over the full weekend as Black Panther will earn on Friday. This weekend last year, Logan opened with $88.41 million, while Get Out held on better than expected with $28.24 million. There’s little chance 2018 will be able to beat that at the top, so 2018’s winning streak might come to an end. More...

2018 Preview: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

Death Wish Trailer

August 3rd, 2017

Action remake starring Bruce Willis, directed by Eli Roth opens November 22 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/02 3 $13,010,267   2,847 $4,570   $13,010,267 1
2018/03/09 7 $6,581,130 -49% 2,882 $2,284   $23,856,431 2
2018/03/16 10 $3,368,565 -49% 2,676 $1,259   $29,950,250 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/03/02 3 $4,280,945   2,847 $1,504   $4,280,945 1
2018/03/03 3 $5,267,417 +23% 2,847 $1,850   $9,548,362 2
2018/03/04 3 $3,461,905 -34% 2,847 $1,216   $13,010,267 3
2018/03/05 3 $1,037,483 -70% 2,847 $364   $14,047,750 4
2018/03/06 3 $1,465,387 +41% 2,847 $515   $15,513,137 5
2018/03/07 4 $901,409 -38% 2,847 $317   $16,414,546 6
2018/03/08 4 $860,755 -5% 2,847 $302   $17,275,301 7
2018/03/09 6 $1,737,411 +102% 2,882 $603   $19,012,712 8
2018/03/10 7 $2,942,498 +69% 2,882 $1,021   $21,955,210 9
2018/03/11 7 $1,901,221 -35% 2,882 $660   $23,856,431 10
2018/03/12 7 $646,459 -66% 2,882 $224   $24,502,890 11
2018/03/13 7 $928,463 +44% 2,882 $322   $25,431,353 12
2018/03/14 7 $623,983 -33% 2,882 $217   $26,055,336 13
2018/03/15 7 $526,349 -16% 2,882 $183   $26,581,685 14
2018/03/16 10 $953,556 +81% 2,676 $356   $27,535,241 15
2018/03/17 10 $1,467,685 +54% 2,676 $548   $29,002,926 16
2018/03/18 10 $947,324 -35% 2,676 $354   $29,950,250 17
2018/03/19 10 $336,907 -64% 2,676 $126   $30,287,157 18

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/02 3 $17,275,301   2,847 $6,068   $17,275,301 1
2018/03/09 7 $9,306,384 -46% 2,882 $3,229   $26,581,685 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 3/9/2018 $166,866 123 123 238 $282,524 3/19/2018
Bulgaria 3/9/2018 $30,091 0 0 0 $62,989 3/19/2018
Czech Republic 3/9/2018 $57,804 69 69 108 $104,393 3/19/2018
Italy 3/8/2018 $899,696 0 0 0 $1,508,201 3/19/2018
Mexico 3/9/2018 $366,241 0 0 0 $678,057 3/19/2018
Netherlands 3/9/2018 $215,813 75 75 150 $508,799 3/19/2018
New Zealand 3/9/2018 $54,808 48 48 95 $92,737 3/19/2018
Slovakia 3/9/2018 $43,990 60 60 83 $66,339 3/20/2018
Turkey 3/16/2018 $46,913 166 166 166 $46,913 3/21/2018
Rest of World $4,075,379
International Total$7,426,331 3/21/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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