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Rampart (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $969,239Details
International Box Office $571,101Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,540,340
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,685,350 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $501,167 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,186,517
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Los Angeles, 1999 - Officer Dave Brown is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing "the people's dirty work" and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate. Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts making less and less sense. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2011 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Alchemy
February 10th, 2012 (Limited) by Alchemy
International Releases: April 12th, 2012 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
June 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: May 15th, 2012 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, sexual content and some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2196, 11/2/2011)
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Corrupt Cops, Film Noir, Homeless, Bigotry, Relationships Gone Wrong, Sex Crimes, Addiction, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Lightstream Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment, Thrid Mind Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Dave Brown

Supporting Cast

Ben Foster    Terry
Robin Wright    Linds Fentress
Sigourney Weaver    Joan Confrey
Steve Buscemi    Bill Blago
Anne Heche    Catherine
Ice Cube    Kyle Timkins
Brie Larson    Helen
Ned Beatty    Hartshorn


Cynthia Nixon   
William Paul Clark    Barbara's Boyfriend

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

Production and Technical Credits

Oren Moverman    Screenwriter
James Ellroy    Screenwriter
Lawrence Inglee    Producer
Ben Foster    Producer
Clark Peterson    Producer
Ken Kao    Producer
Paul Currie    Executive Producer
Michael DeFranco    Executive Producer
Garrett Kelleher    Executive Producer
Lila Yacoub    Executive Producer
Bobby Bukowski    Cinematographer
Jay Rabinowitz    Editor
Dickon Hinchliffe    Composer
Jim Black    Music Supervisor
David Wasco    Production Designer
Catherine George    Costume Designer
Sandy Wasco*    Set Decorator
William Paul Clark    Assistant Director
William Paul Clark    Associate Producer

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

Blu-ray Sales: Grey Brightens Up Blu-ray

June 7th, 2012

Getting caught up on the Blu-ray sales chart after a massive overhaul of the database, which hopefully you didn't notice too much. We're splitting the two weeks into two articles, otherwise they would be just too cumbersome. We start with the week ending May 20th, which featured six new releases on the chart. Top spot went to The Grey with 375,000 units sold, but in terms of revenue, it was in second place with $7.50 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 51%, which even just last year would have been momentous, but now is standard for a first-run release for any action or adventure film. More...

DVD Sales: A Colorful Couple Weeks on DVD

June 5th, 2012

After a major change on the back end of site, we have two weeks of home market numbers to get to, starting with the week ending on May 20th. New releases dominated the chart taking the top three spots and four of the top six. The Grey earned first place with 360,000 units / $6.12 million. This is a fine start given its theatrical run, but not an exceptional one. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 15th, 2012

May 14th, 2012

It's not a bad week, for this time of year, with three films that are selling well, and two of those earned really good reviews. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for those screeners. Also, after those three big releases, there's a sharp drop-off in sales strength and we quickly find releases that would be overlooked most weeks. As for the best of the best, both Chronicle and The Grey are contenders for Pick of the Week, but like I said, I don't have the screeners to judge the extras. Therefore, I'm giving that title to Being John Malkovich Criterion Collection Blu-ray. More...

Jazzing Up the Per Theater Chart

February 14th, 2012

Chico and Rita started its run on top of the per theater chart with $21,400 in one theater. Given its reviews and its Oscar nomination, it should have no trouble expanding at least somewhat. The overall number one film, The Vow, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,929. Safe House was close behind with $12,880. It's not too common for wide releases to earn more than $10,000 on the per theater chart at this time of year, so to have two of them do so on the same weekend is doubly impressive. The final film in the $10,000 club was Rampart with an average of $12,089. Like Chico and Rita it should expand for similar reasons. (I.E. Strong reviews and major nominations.) More...

Limited Releases run Rampart

February 10th, 2012

First of all, I'm equally proud and ashamed for making that pun in the title. Secondly, it's another Oscar week on the limited releases with three Oscars nominees on the list: Chico and Rita, In Darkness, and 2012 Oscar Shorts coming out. Additionally, while Rampart didn't earn any Oscar nods, it did pick up an Independent Spirit Award nomination, so there are some high quality movies to check out this week. More...

Awards Season: Early Nods Speak Volumes

November 30th, 2011

As it does every year, Independent Spirit Award nominations kick off the unofficial start of Awards Season. This year there were two films that topped the list of nominations: The Artist and Take Shelter. Both of those films earned five nominations, but they weren't the only films to be singled out. More...

Feasting on Limited Releases

November 24th, 2011

It's Thanksgiving long weekend, which means the openings of the limited releases are spread over three days. It also means there are a few Awards Season contenders making their theatrical debuts this week. Will any of the Oscar hopefuls snag a nomination? It's too soon to tell, but there's no shortage of contenders with five of the six films earning 80% positive reviews or better. The Artist is earning the best reviews, while A Dangerous Method will likely be the biggest box office hit of the group. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/10 47 $60,446   5 $12,089   $60,446 1
2012/02/17 43 $125,997 +108% 28 $4,500   $210,417 2
2012/02/24 44 $98,394 -22% 45 $2,187   $375,487 3
2012/03/02 37 $119,387 +21% 52 $2,296   $539,848 4
2012/03/09 43 $74,900 -37% 58 $1,291   $663,355 5
2012/03/16 44 $74,286 -1% 106 $701   $771,661 6
2012/03/23 53 $30,600 -59% 67 $457   $834,706 7
2012/03/30 68 $13,635 -55% 30 $455   $856,670 8
2012/04/06 51 $17,630 +29% 40 $441   $874,300 9
2012/04/13 69 $11,554 -34% 21 $550   $901,849 10
2012/04/20 88 $3,192 -72% 7 $456   $910,473 11
2012/04/27 77 $11,754 +268% 18 $653   $961,059 12
2012/05/04 88 $3,626 -69% 10 $363   $969,239 13

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/10 50 $84,420   5 $16,884   $84,420 1
2012/02/17 43 $192,673 +128% 28 $6,881   $277,093 2
2012/02/24 42 $143,368 -26% 45 $3,186   $420,461 3
2012/03/02 34 $167,994 +17% 52 $3,231   $588,455 4
2012/03/09 45 $108,920 -35% 58 $1,878   $697,375 5
2012/03/16 45 $106,731 -2% 106 $1,007   $804,106 6
2012/03/23 57 $38,929 -64% 67 $581   $843,035 7
2012/03/30 72 $13,635 -65% 30 $455   $856,670 8
2012/04/06 61 $33,625 +147% 40 $841   $890,295 9
2012/04/13 69 $16,986 -49% 21 $809   $907,281 10
2012/04/20 60 $42,024 +147% 7 $6,003   $949,305 11
2012/04/27 76 $16,308 -61% 18 $906   $965,613 12
2012/05/04 87 $3,626 -78% 10 $363   $969,239 13

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Portugal 6/7/2012 $0 0 1 1 $315,158 12/10/2015
United Arab Emirates 4/12/2012 $0 0 1 1 $62,923 12/6/2015
Rest of World $193,020
International Total$571,101 12/10/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/20/2012772,061 72,061$717,728$717,7281
5/27/20122126,381-63% 98,442$273,835$991,5622

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/20/2012920,378 20,378$306,277$306,2771

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