Takers

(2010)

Takers takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.

‘Takers’ Sweeps Blu-ray and DVD Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment pulled a clean sweep on the home video charts for the second week in a row with Takers topping the DVD sales, DVD rentals and Blu-ray sales charts, for the week ending January 23.

The Social Network, which pulled off the three-chart sweep last week, was knocked back to second place on all three charts. Three Sony titles made the top 5 in DVD sales with the action-adventure Salt taking fourth place. Salt also took third place on the Blu-ray sales charts.

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‘Takers’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut on January 18th

This high-stakes action thriller stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy and Tip "T.I." Harris. After pulling off a spectacular series of brilliantly planned bank robberies, a notorious team of professional criminals attempts one last heist, a once-in-a-lifetime job with a $25 million payoff. And all that stands in their way is a cop hell-bent on doing whatever it takes to solve the case and bring the Takers down. Chris Brown and Hayden Christensen costar in an adrenaline-rushed thrill ride packed with twists and turns.

Takers was released August 27th, 2010.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ Attacks the Box Office This Weekend with $27.7 Million

Labor Day weekend presented some surprising results at the box office last week as the George Clooney thriller The American did much better than expected and beat out both newcomers Machete starring Danny Trejo and the romantic comedy Going the Distance for the number one spot on the charts. Early last weekend it looked like the heist film Takers was going to steal the number two position, but by Monday morning the Robert Rodriguez movie had cut its way to second place while the Drew Barrymore comedy barely cracked the top five. Now with the highly anticipated fourth chapter of the popular Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Afterlife opening this weekend it was almost inevitable that we would be crowning a new box office champ.

Debuting at number one this week is in fact the long awaited fourth chapter of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Afterlife, based on the popular video game. Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) returns in the lead role and is accompanied by a talented cast of actors, which includes Ali Larter (Heroes), Wentworth Miller (Prison Break), Boris Kodjoe (Surrogates) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy). The movie made $8,648 on each of its 3,203 screens for a decent opening weekend total of $27.7 million, which is almost half of its initial $60 million production budget.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘The American’ Assassinates the Box Office Holiday Weekend

Last week's box office race came down to the wire with Takers and The Last Exorcism both fighting it out for number one. On Sunday it looked like the Eli Roth produced horror film had come out on top but by Monday morning the hip-hop heist film had won the weekend. Now with three highly anticipated new movies opening this Labor Day weekend, including director Robert Rodriguez's Machete, Going the Distance starring Drew Barrymore, and The American with Oscar winner George Clooney, it was inevitable that we would have a new box office champ.

Debuting at number one this week and doing better than expected is the new international espionage thriller starring Oscar winner George Clooney (Syriana), entitled The American. The movie made $4,594 on each of its 2,823 screens for an opening weekend total of $12.9 million, which was still not enough to earn back their $20 million production budget. Its 4-day holiday weekend take is estimated to be $16.1 million, with its cumulative grosses since it opened on wednesday landing at $19.2 million.

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UPDATE: BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Takers’ Earns the Top Spot with $20.5 Million

Last week, Sylvester Stallone's testosterone-filled action movie The Expendables took siege of the box office for a second week in a row despite tough competition from new entries like Vampires Suck, Piranha 3D, Nanny McPhee Returns and The Switch. But this weekend Stallone's comeback movie was no match for the debut of the hip-hop heist flick Takers.

The movie boasts an all-star cast, which includes Paul Walker (Fast & Furious), Idris Elba(The Losers), Matt Dillon (Armored), Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), Michael Ealy (Miracle at St. Anna), Jay Hernandez (Quarantine), Chris Brown (Stomp the Yard), T.I. (American Gangster), and Zoe Saldana (Avatar). The movie made $9,298 on each of its 2,206 screens for an opening weekend total of $20.5 million, nearly earning back all of its $20 million production budget.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘Takers’ Cast Interviews

In an example of life imitating art, rapper-turned-actor T.I. who plays a recently released from jail bank robber in the new film Takers, which he also produced, actually had to have filming for the movie scheduled around his own 2007 arrest for weapons possession charges. While the actor/rapper/producer's legal complications delayed the release of the film it will finally open in theaters on August 27th and boasts an all-star cast of actors including Paul Walker (Fast & Furious), Idris Elba (The Losers), Matt Dillon (Armored), Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), Michael Ealy (Miracle at St. Anna), Jay Hernandez (Quarantine), Chris Brown (Stomp the Yard), T.I. (American Gangster), and Zoe Saldana (Avatar). We recently had a chance to sit down and chat with several members of the cast including Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown and T.I. to discuss the new movie, it's excellent cast and other famous heist films. To watch our exclusive interviews click on the video clips below.

Takers takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals (Paul Walker, Idris Elba, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Audiences Be Possessed by ‘The Last Exorcism’ This Weekend?

Or can ‘Takers’ take the top spot away from Sylvester Stallone and his gang of badass mercenaries?

2nd Full-Length Trailer for ‘Takers’

Take a look at this upcoming summer adventure starring Zoe Saldana.