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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Hobo with a Shotgun poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $703,372Details
International Box Office $131,581Details
Worldwide Box Office $834,953
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,402,777 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,056,063 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $3,458,840
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


A train pulls into the station—it’s the end of the line. A Hobo jumps from a freight car, hoping for a fresh start in a new city. Instead, he finds himself trapped in an urban hell. This is a world where criminals rule the streets and Drake, the city’s crime boss, reigns supreme alongside his sadistic murderous sons, Slick and Ivan. Amidst the chaos, the Hobo comes across a pawn shop window displaying a second hand lawn mower. He dreams of making the city a beautiful place and starting a new life for himself. But as the brutality continues to rage around him, he notices a shotgun hanging above the lawn mower… Quickly, he realizes the only way to make a difference in this town is with that gun in his hand and two shells in its chamber.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,480 $703,372
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,901-9,000) 8,937 $131,581
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,501-11,600) 11,515 $834,953
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,949 $703,372

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 6th, 2011 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: July 5th, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Bloodsport
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Keywords: Gangs, Revenge, Homeless, Sex Crimes, Corrupt Cops, Christmas in November, Vigilante, Organized Crime, Prostitution, Narcotics, Grindhouse, Based on a Fake Trailer
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Alliance Films, Rhombus Media, Whizbang Films, Yer Dead
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Gregory Smith    Slick
Molly Dunsworth    Abby
Brian Downey    The Drake
Nick Bateman    Ivan

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

Production and Technical Credits

Jason Eisener    Editor
John Davies    Screenwriter
Rob Cotterill    Producer
Niv Fichman    Producer
Frank Siracusa    Producer
Mark Slone    Executive Producer
Victor Loewy    Executive Producer
Andrea Raffaghello    Line Producer
Adam Burke    Composer
Darius Hobert    Composer
Giallos Flame    Composer
Deirdre Bowen    Casting Director
Sheila Lane    Casting Director
Sarah Dunsworth    Costume Designer
Ewen Dickson    Production Designer
Karim Hussain    Cinematographer

Blu-ray Sales: Holdovers Lord Above New Releases

July 20th, 2011

Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition Trilogy remained on top of the Blu-ray sales chart this week selling 104,000 units / $5.08 million for the week. It now has generated just over $30 million in sales in just two weeks, and even if you split that between the three movies, it's still an excellent run for a catalog title. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases Are Assassinated

July 19th, 2011

New releases were dead on arrival on this week's DVD sales chart. None reached the top five, while only three reached the top 30. This left Sucker Punch in top spot, but with only 105,000 units / $1.58 million units for the week giving it totals of 381,000 units / $5.71 million after two. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 5th, 2011

July 5th, 2011

It's a terrible week for new DVD and Blu-ray releases with no first run releases of note. There's not even an abundance of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, or catalogue releases to pick up the slack. The best-selling release according to is 13 Assassins on Blu-ray and it is also arguably the best. It's really the only competitor for Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hobo with a Shotgun

July 5th, 2011

This film has one of the strangest origins around. Hobo with a Shotgun was seen as one of the fake trailers in Grindhouse, but unlike the other fake trailers, this one wasn't directed by someone famous, but was the result of a contest. Not everyone who saw the film in theaters saw the trailer, but it was popular enough with those who did that it became the second Grindhouse Spin-off. So from contest entry to feature-length film. But was there enough in that first trailer sustain an 86-minute long film? More...

Per Theater Chart: Thor's Lonely on Top

May 10th, 2011

Thor was the only film to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart with an average of $16,618 in just under 4,000 theaters. Fast Five did come reasonably close to that mark with an average of $8,860, while the best limited release was Cave of Forgotten Dreams with $8,059. More...

Weekend Estimates: Thor Strikes with Mighty Opening

May 8th, 2011

Thor couldn't quite emulate Fast Five's debut, but a very solid $66,000,000 opening weekend for the Marvel superhero movie keeps the promising early Summer season rolling along very nicely. Respectable weekends for Jumping the Broom and Something Borrowed also helped this weekend continue the winning streak over 2010. More...

Limited Releases Try to Take on God of Thunder

May 6th, 2011

It is officially the beginning of summer, at least according to the movie industry. And while most eyes are on Thor, there's a bundle of limited releases trying to compete for limited box office dollars. I'm not overly bullish on most film's chances. There are a few films opening in way too many theaters, some that are opening with Tomatometer scores that would be terrible for wide releases, etc. There are also a few with good reviews or some advanced buzz, but going the limited release route is always a risk. Let's hope some can escape it. More...

2011 Preview: May

May 1st, 2011

Summer is officially upon us and after a depressing start to the year, we finally have some reason to be optimistic. April produced a few films that were stronger than expected and the last three weekends have produced wins in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2011 is a long way from matching 2010's pace, but if we can earn a few more wins this month, we could be in good shape going forward. In comparison with last May, the month starts off slowly this year, but comes on really strong by the end and looks much healthier overall. In fact, last May there were only three films to make more than $100 million at the box office. (Granted, two others came very close.) This year there are four films that might open with more than $100 million. Right now 2010 has about a $500 million lead on 2011, but hopefully by the end of the month that lead will be down to $300 million. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/05/06 73 $12,046   2 $6,023   $12,046 1
2011/05/13 82 $6,689 -44% 3 $2,230   $539,370 2
2011/05/20 62 $19,759 +195% 8 $2,470   $564,298 3
2011/05/27 60 $21,033 +6% 21 $1,002   $598,908 4
2011/06/03 63 $12,888 -39% 14 $921   $627,452 5
2011/06/10 60 $11,583 -10% 15 $772   $643,655 6
2011/06/17 74 $7,236 -38% 14 $517   $657,752 7
2011/06/24 69 $9,255 +28% 12 $771   $672,648 8
2011/07/01 71 $6,304 -32% 10 $630   $684,504 9
2011/07/08 85 $3,355 -47% 6 $559   $690,665 10
2011/07/15 89 $2,101 -37% 5 $420   $695,412 11
2011/07/22 88 $1,966 -6% 5 $393   $698,265 12
2011/07/29 86 $2,205 +12% 4 $551   $701,379 13
2011/08/05 113 $717 -67% 3 $239   $703,002 14

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 69 $1,633   21 $78   $600,541 25
2011/07/04 83 $446   10 $45   $684,950 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/05/06 73 $19,420   2 $9,710   $19,420 1
2011/05/13 80 $11,858 -39% 3 $3,953   $544,539 2
2011/05/20 61 $33,336 +181% 8 $4,167   $577,875 3
2011/05/27 60 $36,689 +10% 21 $1,747   $614,564 4
2011/06/03 65 $17,508 -52% 14 $1,251   $632,072 5
2011/06/10 62 $18,444 +5% 15 $1,230   $650,516 6
2011/06/17 77 $12,877 -30% 14 $920   $663,393 7
2011/06/24 70 $14,807 +15% 12 $1,234   $678,200 8
2011/07/01 72 $9,110 -38% 10 $911   $687,310 9
2011/07/08 80 $6,001 -34% 6 $1,000   $693,311 10
2011/07/15 91 $2,988 -50% 5 $598   $696,299 11
2011/07/22 88 $2,875 -4% 5 $575   $699,174 12
2011/07/29 91 $3,111 +8% 4 $778   $702,285 13
2011/08/05 115 $1,087 -65% 3 $362   $703,372 14

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/10/20112024,062 24,062$432,394$432,3941

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/10/2011722,483 22,483$409,190$409,1901

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