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Straw Dogs (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,324,441Details
International Box Office $929,380Details
Worldwide Box Office $11,253,821
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $13,243,233 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,275,415 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $19,518,648
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


David and Amy Sumner, a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father's death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy's ex-boyfriend Charlie, leading to a violent confrontation.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2011 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 20th, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2182, 7/27/2011)
Running Time: 110 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Along Came a Spider
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Keywords: Revenge, Writing and Writers, You Can't Go Home Again, Relationships Gone Wrong, Sex Crimes, Addiction, Atheism, Remake
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Screen Gems, Battleplan
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   David Sumner
   Amy Sumner

Supporting Cast

James Woods    Tom Heddon
Dominic Purcell    Jeremy Niles
Rhys Coiro    Norman
Billy Lush    Chris
Laz Alonso    Deputy John Burke
Willa Holland    Janice Heddon

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

Production and Technical Credits

Rod Lurie    Screenwriter
Mark Frydman    Producer
Gordon Williams    Story Creator
David Zelag Goodman    Screenwriter
Sam Peckinpah    Screenwriter
Beau Marks    Executive Producer
Gilbert Dumontet    Executive Producer
Randall Wilkins    Set Designer

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

Blu-ray Sales: Harry Potter and the Century Mark

January 6th, 2012

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 climbed into first place on the Blu-ray sales chart with 232,000 units / $4.63 million over the week for a total of 4.79 million units / $102.50 million after seven weeks of release. It became only the third Blu-ray to reach the $100 million milestone. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 20th, 2011

December 20th, 2011

Christmas is less than a week away and there are a few releases that would make great last minute gifts. There are also very few releases overall so expect a short list this week. These great last minute gift ideas include Midnight in Paris on DVD or Blu-ray, Dolphin Tale in 3D Combo Pack and Futurama: Volume Six on DVD or Blu-ray. However, for Pick of the Week, I'm going with Warrior on Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's a great movie and there are plenty of extras on the DVD and the Blu-ray includes a Picture-in-Picture track. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases are Money, King Still Reigns

September 26th, 2011

It was a very good weekend at the box office, compared to the average for this time of year. None of the four wide releases were real bombs, although a couple opened soft, they were within the range of expectations. Also, The Lion King held on even better than expected leading the way for the second weekend in a row. This helped the film grow just over 16% from last weekend to $117 million. More importantly, the overall box office was close to 17% higher than this weekend last year. Not only did The Lion King top Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps's opening, so did Moneyball and Dolphin Tale. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010 by 4% at $7.85 billion to $8.14 billion, but a few more wins like this and that gap will start to close. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lion King is the Driving Force at the Box Office

September 19th, 2011

There were three new wide releases this past weekend, but it was a re-release, The Lion King, that dominated at the box office. This success is really good news, because all three new wide releases, Drive, I Don't Know How She Does It, and Straw Dogs, missed expectations. The overall movie industry generated just over $101 million this weekend, compared to $82 million last weekend, which is a 24% increase. This weekend last year, the overall box office was just under $101 million, so yes, 2011 squeezed out a win this week, even if it was by less than 1%. Year-to-date, 2011 has earned $7.70 billion, compared to $8.01 billion it earned last year. We are going to need to see some big wins over the coming weeks if 2011 is going to have a shot at closing that gap by the end of December. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Lion Be King?

September 15th, 2011

It could be an interesting week at the box office, with three films opening wide, Drive, I Don't Know How She Does It, and Straw Dogs, plus a fourth film being re-released wide, The Lion King. There's a lot of uncertainty in the box office predictions for the weekend and I've seen various predictions that have Drive winning the weekend, Contagion repeating on top, and some say The Lion King's 3D conversion will boost it to number one. Unfortunately, while there's a wide range of opinion regarding what film will top the box office chart, there are very few people who think this weekend will be as strong as last year when The Town opened with nearly $24 million and Easy A earned close to $18 million. It's unlikely the top two films will earn that much this year and we don't have the same depth either. More...

2011 Preview: September

September 1st, 2011

After a strong start, August ended on a really low note, and that's bad news for September, as it means the positive momentum we had is gone. Looking at the upcoming month, there are 18 films opening wide over five weekends (including one re-release) but only four or five of them have a real shot at being midlevel hits, and it is unlikely that all of them will get there. Worse still, there are no films opening this month that look like they will match The Town, which made more than $90 million last September. In fact, the selection of releases is so weak that the film I'm most looking forward to is a limited release that has already come out on Video on Demand, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. (It has seventeen reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and still not a negative one among them.) More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/16 5 $5,123,760   2,408 $2,128   $5,123,760 1
2011/09/23 9 $2,051,333 -60% 2,408 $852   $8,835,187 2
2011/09/30 19 $426,681 -79% 874 $488   $10,067,903 3
2011/10/07 36 $87,594 -79% 181 $484   $10,324,441 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 4 $1,979,631   2,408 $822   $1,979,631 1
2011/09/17 5 $1,923,764 -3% 2,408 $799   $3,903,395 2
2011/09/18 5 $1,220,365 -37% 2,408 $507   $5,123,760 3
2011/09/19 5 $428,770 -65% 2,408 $178   $5,552,530 4
2011/09/20 5 $513,869 +20% 2,408 $213   $6,066,399 5
2011/09/21 6 $367,278 -29% 2,408 $153   $6,433,677 6
2011/09/22 6 $350,177 -5% 2,408 $145   $6,783,854 7
2011/09/23 9 $685,224 +96% 2,408 $285   $7,469,078 8
2011/09/24 9 $860,207 +26% 2,408 $357   $8,329,285 9
2011/09/25 9 $505,902 -41% 2,408 $210   $8,835,187 10
2011/09/26 9 $181,069 -64% 2,408 $75   $9,016,256 11
2011/09/27 10 $234,825 +30% 2,408 $98   $9,251,081 12
2011/09/28 10 $188,571 -20% 2,408 $78   $9,439,652 13
2011/09/29 10 $201,570 +7% 2,408 $84   $9,641,222 14
2011/09/30 - $134,037 -34% 874 $153   $9,775,259 15
2011/10/01 - $193,413 +44% 874 $221   $9,968,672 16
2011/10/02 - $99,231 -49% 874 $114   $10,067,903 17
2011/10/03 - $42,054 -58% 874 $48   $10,109,957 18
2011/10/04 - $46,986 +12% 874 $54   $10,156,943 19
2011/10/05 - $39,244 -16% 874 $45   $10,196,187 20
2011/10/06 - $40,660 +4% 874 $47   $10,236,847 21
2011/10/07 - $26,815 -34% 181 $148   $10,263,662 22
2011/10/08 - $36,723 +37% 181 $203   $10,300,385 23
2011/10/09 - $24,056 -34% 181 $133   $10,324,441 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/16 5 $6,783,854   2,408 $2,817   $6,783,854 1
2011/09/23 9 $2,857,368 -58% 2,408 $1,187   $9,641,222 2
2011/09/30 17 $595,625 -79% 874 $681   $10,236,847 3

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/25/20117390,996 390,996$6,029,158$6,029,1581
1/1/20122175,473-81% 466,469$1,400,779$7,429,9372
1/8/20122344,131-42% 510,600$831,869$8,261,8073
1/22/20121639,261 576,296$737,322$9,497,4285
1/29/20122025,962-34% 602,258$507,038$10,004,4666
2/5/20122321,547-17% 623,805$429,863$10,434,3287
2/12/20122915,080-30% 638,885$300,243$10,734,5718

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/25/20115246,073 246,073$4,919,003$4,919,0031

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