Admission

Admission poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,007,317Details
International Box Office $726,349
Worldwide Box Office $18,733,666
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,340,166 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,045,187 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,385,353
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Synopsis

Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan lives by the book, both at work and at home. But Portia is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Halsey. Halsey has surmised that Jeremiah, his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted -- but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
38% - Rotten
Audience
33% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 22nd, 2013 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: July 9th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2251, 12/5/2012)
Keywords: Adopted Family, Romance, College, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Focus Features, Depth of Field

DVD Sales: Lots of Tempting New Releases

There were a ton of new releases to reach the top 30 of the July 14th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart. This includes five films in the top six, which is impressive. (One could argue it is more a matter of quantity over quality.) Leading the way was Tyler Perry's Temptation, which sold 401,000 units and generated $2.97 million in revenue. This is a fine start, but nothing more. More...

Blu-ray Sales: A Whole Host of New Releases

The week of July 14th, 2013 was a bit strange on the home market, as the Blu-ray sales chart and the DVD sales chart didn't line up very well. Granted, in both cases, new releases dominated, but unlike on DVD, The Host led the way on Blu-ray. It sold 103,000 units and generated $2.38 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 42%, which isn't bad for a film with a decidedly weak box run. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 9th, 2013

It is a very busy week on the home market with four wide releases, five if you count Spring Breakers, which expanded semi-wide during its second weekend of release. None of these films were big hits at the box office. In fact, the five of them combined made $122 million. Additionally, only one of them earned good reviews. Fortunately, not only did Spring Breakers earn good reviews, its DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are loaded, enough to be a contender for Pick of the Week. The other main contender is The Legend of Korra - Book One: Air. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the screener for both of those releases, and I hate handing out the Pick of the Week when the screener is on its way. Because of that, I'm going with a late review, Wilfred: Season Two on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Close Enough

While Easter Monday is a holiday up here in Canada, it's not in the United States and the weekend numbers have arrived. The numbers are good, or close enough to being good that I'm choosing to focus on the positive. G.I. Joe: Retaliation won the race for the top with an opening weekend that was a little better than expected. Meanwhile, Temptation also opened on the high end of expectations. On the other hand, The Host failed to live up to lowered expectations. Overall, the box office rose 6.1% from last week. Granted, it did fall compared to the same weekend last year, but it fell by less than 1% (0.99%) and compared to the year-to-date decline, that's positively glowing. I'm calling it a victory. That's right, 2013 has been so bad so far that I'm willing to call a 1% decline a victory. 2013 is still well behind 2012's pace at $2.27 billion to $2.59 billion, which is a deficit of 12% or nearly $330 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Croods Club Competition

As expected, The Croods earned first place, but it didn't dominate as much as many thought it would, because Olympus Has Fallen did better than expected. The overall box office rose 29% from last weekend reaching $139 million. Unfortunately, again as expected, The Hunger Games earned more this weekend last year than the entire box office earned this year. The year-over-year decline was a massive 35%. That's stunning. That usually only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays. Year-to-date, 2013 is now behind 2012 by a 13% margin at $2.06 billion to $2.36 billion. Given the films coming out later this year and the films that came out last year, I just don't see a pathway to victory for 2013. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Need to be Hungry

This is one of those weekends where it is really hard to get excited about the box office. That's not to say there's nothing opening that isn't either earning good reviews or has a solid shot at the box office, there are. However, this weekend last year is the weekend The Hunger Games debuted. No film opening this weekend will compete with that. The entire box office this year won't make as much as that one film made last year. 2013 is going to be crushed in the year-over-year comparison and it could be more than a little depressing. As for this year, The Croods should walk away with the number one ranking and might even make more than twice as much as the number two film, which will probably be Olympus Has Fallen. The last new release of the week is Admission, but it might not make the top five. In fact, Spring Breakers is expanding to a little more than 1,000 theaters, but still has a better shot at the top five than Admission has. More...

2013 Preview: March

February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace. More...

Cast

Tina Fey    Portia Nathan
Paul Rudd    John Halsey
Michael Sheen    Mark
Wallace Shawn    Clarence
Lily Tomlin    Susannah
Nat Wolff    Jeremiah
Gloria Reuben    Corinne
Travaris Spears    Nelson
Ann Harada    Mrs. Lafont
Ben Levin    Junior Lafont
Daniel Joseph Levy    James
Maggie Keenan-Bolger    Girl on Tour
Elaine Kussack    Abby
Christopher Evan Welch    Brandt
Michael Genadry    Ben
Juliet Bratt    Praying Applicant
John Brodsky    Smug Kid
Camille Branton    Gymnast
Sarita Choudhury    Rachael
Ken Barnett    Admissions Counselor
Travis Bratten    Quest Student
Tanisha Long    Quest Student
Nadia Alexander    Quest Student
Karen Pham    Quest Student
Rob Campbell    Richard
Sonya Walger    Helen
Olek Krupa    Polokov
Roby Sobieski    Makeout Guy
Lauren Anne Schaffel    Student at Party
Brian Charles Johnson    Student at Party
Lipica Shah    Student at Party
Jarod Einsohn    Keg Guy
Caliaf St. Aubyn    Keg Guy's Friend
Zita-Ann Geoffrey    Tour Group Mom
Laura Jordan    Woman
Sarah Quinn    Young Mother
Jason Blaj    Supermarket Kid
Zachary Unger    Jeremiah (8 Years Old)
Lisa Emery    Mrs. Pressman
Mihran Shlougian    Jeremiah's Dad
Lynne Taylor    Jeremiah's Mom
Brian d'Arcy James    Christopher Flynn
Leigha Handcock    Yulia Karasow
David Simins    A Capella Singer
Brad Wilson    A Capella Singer
Ryan McCarty    A Capella Singer
Krishna Choudhary    A Capella Singer
Ricky Jones    A Capella Singer
Thomas Merckens    A Capella Singer
Alan Robert    A Capella Singer
Southworth    A Capella Singer
Chris Brownell    A Capella Singer
Chris Palermo    A Capella Singer
Anthony Capers    Jeremiah's Buddy
Julia Faye Fisher    Agency Receptionist
Gameela Wright    Woman at Adoption Agency

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Paul Weitz
Screenwriter    Karen Croner
Based on the novel by    Jean Hanff Korelitz
Producer    Paul Weitz
Producer    Kerry Kohansky-Roberts
Producer    Andrew Miano
Executive Producer    Caroline Baron
Director of Photography    Declan Quinn
Production Designer    Sarah Knowles
Editor    Joan Sobel
Casting By    Kerry Barden
Casting By    Paul Schnee
Music By    Stephen Trask
Music Supervisor    Linda Cohen
Costume Designer    Aude Bronson-Howard
Co-Producer    Dan Balgoyen
Unit Production Manager    Caroline Baron
Unit Production Manager    Holly Rymon
First Assistant Director    Christo Morse
Second Assistant Director    Annie Tan
Post-Production Supervisor    Jennifer Lane
First Assistant Director    Carrie Puchkoff
Art Director    Doug Huszti
Assistant Art Director    Jeannette Kim
Set Decorator    Susan Perlman
Production Sound Mixer    Tom Varga
Stunt Coordinator    Pete Bucossi

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/22 6 $2,053,839   2,160 $951   $2,053,839 1
2013/03/23 5 $2,710,689 +32% 2,160 $1,255   $4,764,528 2
2013/03/24 5 $1,390,456 -49% 2,160 $644   $6,154,984 3
2013/03/25 6 $509,622 -63% 2,160 $236   $6,664,606 4
2013/03/26 5 $699,502 +37% 2,160 $324   $7,364,108 5
2013/03/27 5 $560,498 -20% 2,160 $259   $7,924,606 6
2013/03/28 6 $584,272 +4% 2,160 $270   $8,508,878 7
2013/03/29 8 $1,165,288 +99% 2,161 $539   $9,674,166 8
2013/03/30 8 $1,302,968 +12% 2,161 $603   $10,977,134 9
2013/03/31 8 $767,007 -41% 2,161 $355   $11,744,141 10
2013/04/01 9 $385,515 -50% 2,161 $178   $12,129,656 11
2013/04/02 8 $436,334 +13% 2,161 $202   $12,565,990 12
2013/04/03 8 $363,163 -17% 2,161 $168   $12,929,153 13
2013/04/04 8 $390,395 +7% 2,161 $181   $13,319,548 14
2013/04/05 10 $661,819 +70% 1,407 $470   $13,981,367 15
2013/04/06 10 $854,048 +29% 1,407 $607   $14,835,415 16
2013/04/07 10 $430,181 -50% 1,407 $306   $15,265,596 17
2013/04/08 10 $135,606 -68% 1,407 $96   $15,401,202 18
2013/04/09 10 $198,219 +46% 1,407 $141   $15,599,421 19
2013/04/10 10 $156,784 -21% 1,407 $111   $15,756,205 20
2013/04/11 10 $161,749 +3% 1,407 $115   $15,917,954 21
2013/04/12 14 $274,907 +70% 909 $302   $16,192,861 22
2013/04/13 13 $410,952 +49% 909 $452   $16,603,813 23
2013/04/14 14 $191,434 -53% 909 $211   $16,795,247 24
2013/04/15 14 $69,497 -64% 909 $76   $16,864,744 25
2013/04/16 14 $95,090 +37% 909 $105   $16,959,834 26
2013/04/17 14 $75,251 -21% 909 $83   $17,035,085 27
2013/04/18 14 $75,659 +1% 909 $83   $17,110,744 28
2013/04/19 - $100,279 +33% 485 $207   $17,211,023 29
2013/04/20 - $168,099 +68% 485 $347   $17,379,122 30
2013/04/21 - $73,375 -56% 485 $151   $17,452,497 31
2013/04/22 - $26,947 -63% 485 $56   $17,479,444 32
2013/04/23 - $37,345 +39% 485 $77   $17,516,789 33
2013/04/24 - $31,760 -15% 485 $65   $17,548,549 34
2013/04/25 - $29,752 -6% 485 $61   $17,578,301 35
2013/04/26 - $37,477 +26% 279 $134   $17,615,778 36
2013/04/27 - $52,128 +39% 279 $187   $17,667,906 37
2013/04/28 - $24,998 -52% 279 $90   $17,692,904 38
2013/04/29 - $10,521 -58% 279 $38   $17,703,425 39
2013/04/30 - $16,718 +59% 279 $60   $17,720,143 40
2013/05/01 - $12,719 -24% 279 $46   $17,732,862 41
2013/05/02 - $11,371 -11% 279 $41   $17,744,233 42
2013/05/03 - $13,071 +15% 113 $116   $17,757,304 43
2013/05/04 - $17,950 +37% 113 $159   $17,775,254 44
2013/05/05 - $7,945 -56% 113 $70   $17,783,199 45
2013/05/06 - $3,859 -51% 113 $34   $17,787,058 46
2013/05/07 - $5,601 +45% 113 $50   $17,792,659 47
2013/05/08 - $4,475 -20% 113 $40   $17,797,134 48
2013/05/09 - $5,404 +21% 113 $48   $17,802,538 49
2013/05/10 - $20,532 +280% 156 $132   $17,823,070 50
2013/05/11 - $27,851 +36% 156 $179   $17,850,921 51
2013/05/12 - $22,595 -19% 156 $145   $17,873,516 52
2013/05/13 - $7,927 -65% 156 $51   $17,881,443 53
2013/05/14 - $9,711 +23% 156 $62   $17,891,154 54
2013/05/15 - $8,837 -9% 156 $57   $17,899,991 55
2013/05/16 - $8,519 -4% 156 $55   $17,908,510 56
2013/05/17 - $13,902 +63% 129 $108   $17,922,412 57
2013/05/18 - $19,455 +40% 129 $151   $17,941,867 58
2013/05/19 - $13,123 -33% 129 $102   $17,954,990 59
2013/05/20 - $5,664 -57% 129 $44   $17,960,654 60
2013/05/21 - $6,423 +13% 129 $50   $17,967,077 61
2013/05/22 - $6,569 +2% 129 $51   $17,973,646 62
2013/05/23 - $6,531 -1% 128 $51   $17,980,177 63
2013/05/24 - $3,377 -48% 26 $130   $17,983,554 64
2013/05/25 - $4,558 +35% 26 $175   $17,988,112 65
2013/05/26 - $3,900 -14% 26 $150   $17,992,012 66
2013/05/27 - $3,232 -17% 26 $124   $17,995,244 67
2013/05/28 - $946 -71% 26 $36   $17,996,190 68
2013/05/29 - $1,203 +27% 26 $46   $17,997,393 69
2013/05/30 - $1,215 +1% 26 $47   $17,998,608 70
2013/05/31 - $1,805 +49% 12 $150   $18,000,413 71
2013/06/01 - $1,917 +6% 12 $160   $18,002,330 72
2013/06/02 - $1,895 -1% 12 $158   $18,004,225 73
2013/06/03 - $416 -78% 12 $35   $18,004,641 74
2013/06/04 - $1,045 +151% 12 $87   $18,005,686 75
2013/06/05 - $910 -13% 12 $76   $18,006,596 76
2013/06/06 - $721 -21% 12 $60   $18,007,317 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/22 5 $6,154,984   2,160 $2,850   $6,154,984 3
2013/03/29 8 $3,235,263 -47% 2,161 $1,497   $11,744,141 10
2013/04/05 10 $1,946,048 -40% 1,407 $1,383   $15,265,596 17
2013/04/12 14 $877,293 -55% 909 $965   $16,795,247 24
2013/04/19 21 $341,753 -61% 485 $705   $17,452,497 31
2013/04/26 30 $114,603 -66% 279 $411   $17,692,904 38
2013/05/03 45 $38,966 -66% 113 $345   $17,783,199 45
2013/05/10 33 $70,978 +82% 156 $455   $17,873,516 52
2013/05/17 40 $46,480 -35% 129 $360   $17,954,990 59
2013/05/24 55 $11,835 -75% 26 $455   $17,992,012 66
2013/05/31 58 $5,617 -53% 12 $468   $18,004,225 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/14/20131152,183 52,183$974,778$974,7781
7/21/20132524,924-52% 77,107$494,991$1,469,7692

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/14/2013734,781 34,781$785,701$785,7011

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