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American Hustle (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $150,117,807Details
International Box Office $107,760,487Details
Worldwide Box Office $257,878,294
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,171,645 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $8,616,515 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,788,160
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Synopsis

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell's previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Certified Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 13th, 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
December 25th, 2013 (Expands Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: December 12th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
December 19th, 2013 (Wide) (Thailand)
December 20th, 2013 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 26th, 2013 (Wide) (Singapore)
Video Release: March 18th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2300, 11/27/2013)
Running Time: 138 minutes
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Keywords: FBI, Confidence Men, Undercover, Mafia, 2014 Oscars Best Picture Nominee
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Atlas Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Annapurna Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 882 $52,791 Apr 4, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 753 $107,603 Mar 28, 2014 108
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 282 $150,017,421 Mar 28, 2014 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 522 $232,315 Mar 21, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 245 $608,422 Mar 14, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 189 $1,053,257 Mar 7, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 110 $1,921,945 Feb 28, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 159 $1,732,098 Feb 21, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 140 $2,433,738 Feb 14, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 147 $3,068,641 Feb 7, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 127 $4,160,234 Jan 31, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 72 $7,061,676 Jan 24, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 51 $9,866,363 Jan 17, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 167 $8,302,205 Jan 10, 2014 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 420 $101,265,133 Jan 10, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 147 $12,404,207 Jan 3, 2014 24
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 205 $12,404,207 Jan 3, 2014 24
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 423 $5,514,133 Jan 4, 2014 23
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 262 $5,444,641 Jan 1, 2014 20
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 144 $18,718,811 Dec 27, 2013 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 802 $59,169,194 Dec 27, 2013 17
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,234 $5,475,385 Dec 22, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 375 $19,106,933 Dec 20, 2013 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 111 $19,106,933 Dec 20, 2013 10
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 409 $7,106,516 Dec 21, 2013 9
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,563 $7,106,516 Dec 21, 2013 9
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,265 $6,525,032 Dec 20, 2013 8
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,665 $740,455 Dec 13, 2013 3

Cast

   Irving Rosenfeld
   Sydney Prosser
   Richie Dimaso
   Carmine Polito
   Rosalyn Rosenfeld
Louis C.K.    Stoddard Thorsen
Jack Huston    Pete Musane
Michael Peña    Paco Hernandez / Sheikh Abdullah
Shea Whigham    Carl Elway
Alessandro Nivola    Anthony Amado
Elisabeth Rohm    Dolly Polito
Paul Herman    Alfonse Simone
Said Taghmaoui    Sheikh / Al
Anthony Zerbe    U.S. Senator
Colleen Camp    Brenda
Adrian Martinez   
Matthew Russell   
Thomas Matthews   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Eric Warren Singer
Screenwriter    David O. Russell
Producer    Megan Ellison
Producer    Charles Roven
Producer    Richard Suckle
Producer    Jonathan Gordon
Executive Producer    Matthew Budman
Executive Producer    Bradley Cooper
Executive Producer    Eric Warren Singer
Executive Producer    George Parra
Production Designer    Judy Becker
Editor    Jay Cassidy
Editor    Crispin Struthers
Editor    Alan Baumgarten
Composer    Danny Elfman
Director of Photography    Linus Sandgren
Co-Producer    Mark Kamine
Co-Producer    Andy Horwitz
Music Supervisor    Susan Jacobs
Art Director    Jesse Rosenthal
Set Decorator    Heather Loeffler
Costume Designer    Michael Wilkinson
Sound Designer    Tom Williams
Supervising Sound Editor    John Ross
Re-recording Mixer    John Ross
Re-recording Mixer    Myron Nettinga
Special Effects Coordinator    John Ruggieri
Visual Effects Producer    Robert Hackl
Stunt Coordinator    Ben Bray
Stunt Coordinator    Frank Torres
Associate Producer    Michele Ziegler
Assistant Director    Michele Ziegler
Second Unit Director    Ben Bray
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Lindsay Graham

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 18th, 2014

March 17th, 2014

It's a good week / bad week on the home market. The good news is there are four films coming out this week that earned some level of Awards Season buzz. The bad news... there are four films coming out this week that earned some level of Awards Season buzz and they scared away the competition. Two of those four films are strong enough to be contenders for Pick of the Week, Frozen on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and American Hustle on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the screeners for both of those movies, so I'm not sure which of those two is the Pick of the Week. Fortunately, the screener for 12 Years a Slave arrived and the Blu-ray is Pick of the Week material. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Ceremony Live Blog - And the Oscar goes to... 12 Years a Slave

March 2nd, 2014

The Oscars are being handed out this evening and as usual, we will be live-blogging the event. Here's the last look at the nominations with those chosen by our contest entrants as the likely winners in Bold. If I disagree with the consensus, they are in italics, and sharp-eyed readers will note there are no categories where that's true. Finally, if I am rooting for an underdog, they are underlined. There are only two categories where that is true. I want Chiwetel Ejiofor to win Best Lead Actor for his performance in 12 Years a Slave. I also want Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa to win for Best Hair and Make-up, because Dallas Buyers Club had a hair and make-up budget of $250. Yes it was effective, but the special effects make-up used in Bad Grandpa was just more difficult to pull off, even if the movie wasn't Oscar-bait. Regardless, I don't expect there to be many surprises at this year's awards. More...

Weekend Estimates: Non-Stop Tops Son of God on Oscar Weekend

March 2nd, 2014

Non-Stop poster

Even with awards shows dominating industry headlines this weekend, three movies, none of which are nominated for anything, will manage to top $20 million at the box office. Top of the pile will be Liam Neeson actioner Non-Stop, which will debut with a shade over $30 million. That's the best performance for a non-sequel movie Neeson has headlined. Not far behind, Son of God is projected to earn around $26.5 million this weekend, and Fox is projecting it to top the chart on Sunday. The third movie topping $20 million will be The LEGO Movie, which passes $200 million in the process in its 4th weekend in release. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

February 27th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. We wrap up our look at the prestigious categories with the most prestigious of them all: Best Picture. Like last year, there were nine nominees. Unlike last year, none of them were completely out of left field. That's not to say they all have a legitimate shot at winning; there's definitely a favorite. However, politics could become an issue. I don't mean politics as in Democrat vs. Republican. I mean behind-the-scenes issues might play a bigger role than what is on the screen. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

February 27th, 2014

Gravity poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we end this with the two most prestigious awards, starting with Best Director. You could generously call this a two-horse race, but in reality there is only one director expected to win. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 25th, 2014

Her poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, starting with Best Original Screenplay. This race is twice as competitive as the Best Adapted Screenplay, by that I mean it is a two-way race for the Oscar and not a runaway race. More...

International Box Office: RoboCop Arrests the Competition

February 20th, 2014

Robocop poster

RoboCop rose to first place with $35 million in 37 markets for a total of $70.28 million after three weeks of release. The film's biggest opening came from Russia where it earned first place with $5.72 million in 1,153 screens. It opened in second place in Mexico with $2.90 million on 564. It earned third place in South Korea with $3.67 million on 635 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.31 million. It slipped to third place in the U.K. with $2.53 million on 436 screens for a two-week total of $8.16 million. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actress

February 20th, 2014

Blue Jasmine poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, finishing with Best Lead Actress. Unlike last year, this year the race is far more competitive in nearly all of the of the four acting categories this year. The person seen as the favorite has switched, more than once, and at the moment, I'm not sure who is going to win. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

February 20th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. Like last year, this category is not truly competitive with one nominee way out ahead according to experts. And also like last year, I'm supporting an underdog. (In fact, I'm cheering for two underdogs.) More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 18th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. This is one of the least competitive races this year. One actor has consistently pulled in win after win and I would be shocked if Oscar night wasn't the same. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 18th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress, which is again not a very competitive category this year. I'm not saying it is impossible for upset to happen here, but it is very, very unlikely. (On a side note, except for changing the links and using another poster, this is an exact cut and paste from last year. This category is slightly more competitive that last year, but not by enough to matter.) More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: A.I. and Pirates Told the Right Stories

February 1st, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs handed out their awards on Saturday and depending on who you talk to, there were a couple of major upsets. There was certainly at least one upset, but the other awards are less surprising. More...

International Box Office: Wolf Rolling in the Money

January 29th, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street poster

The Wolf of Wall Street remained in first place with $35.27 million on 5,472 screens in 40 markets for an international total of $125.49 million. This is already substantially more than the film has pulled in domestically, plus it has a number of major market debuts ahead. This past weekend, the film opened in first place in Australia with $4.46 million on 325 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.68 million. Meanwhile, it remained in first place in the U.K. with $5.95 million on 506 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.94 million after two weeks of release. It had a very similar weekend at the box office in Germany with $5.49 million on 597 screens, while it is $14.11 million in that market, also after two weeks of release. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Cruises to the Finish Line

January 21st, 2014

Ride Along poster

It was a record-breaking weekend with Ride Along earning the biggest January opening weekend and the biggest MLK long weekend. Needless to say, it crushed expectations. Additionally, The Nut Job overcame terrible reviews to earn a solid opening, at least according to estimates. Overall, the box office pulled in $176 million over the three-day weekend, which is 26% more than the three-day weekend last week and last year. Over the four-day weekend, the box office pulled in $211 million, or 28% more than last year's MLK long weekend. That's great news, as 2014 was below 2013's pace. In fact, after this weekend, 2014 has pulled ahead of 2013 by 8% at $671 million to $621 million. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG is a Buyer's Market

January 19th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

SAG handed out their awards last night, and while there were not many surprises, there was one major upset, at least in my mind. Dallas Buyers Club led the way with two wins, making it the new Oscar favorite. More...

2014 Awards Season: PGA Buries the Lead

January 19th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

Producers Guild of America announce the winners tonight, but it seems I forgot to upload the story when they announced their nominations. In my defense, they announced them on January 2nd. You don't make an announcement on January 2nd, not unless you are trying to bury a story. As for the actual nominations, there are very few differences between this group and others, except when it comes to documentaries. Then again, that's been the norm this year. No one seems to agree on what the best documentaries were. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Jack Ryan Win or is it just Along for the Ride

January 17th, 2014

Ride Along poster

At the beginning of the month, I thought this weekend would be a close race between Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Ride Along. That might still be the case, but it is increasingly unlikely, as Jack Ryan's buzz hasn't kept pace with the buzz for Ride Along. Additionally, Jack Ryan has direct competition from Lone Survivor, which nearly set the January record last weekend and should remain potent this weekend. This weekend last year, Mama won the weekend with $28.40 million and I don't think Ride Along will top that. On the other hand, last year there were only three films that topped $10 million, while this year there could be as many as seven or eight. (All four wide releases have a shot at $10 million, but it is likely not all will get there. There are two holdovers that will earn more than $10 million. Finally, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street might get an Oscar bounce back to $10 million.) Even in the worst case scenario, four films will crack $10 million. 2014 should win for the first time in the week-over-week comparison. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Survivor Does More than Survive

January 14th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

As expected, Lone Survivor won the race to first place on the box office this past weekend. However, it crushed predictions to an astounding degree. It wasn't enough. The overall box office was down to $140 million. Granted, that was less than 1% lower than last weekend and just over 1% lower than the same weekend last year, but it is still frustrating. Besides the number one film, there's not a lot of positive news to report. Year-to-date, 2014 is a little behind 2013 at $413 million to $436 million. Granted, it is far too soon to talk about end of year results, but you obviously would want a fast start rather than a slow start. More...

2014 Awards Season: DGA: Telling Stories about Documentaries

January 14th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

The Directors Guild of America finished its theatrical nominations yesterday with the Documentary category. I'm of two minds with the list of nominees. On the one hand, I feel like I should be surprised, because a number of documentaries thought to be Oscar favorites were left off the list. On the other hand, they've been left off the list a number of times. I think it is time to rethink who is and is not an Oscar favorite. More...

2014 Awards Season: Golden Globes: All American Night

January 13th, 2014

American Hustle poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the Golden Globe awards last night, and there were a few surprises in the mix. American Hustle led the way with three wins, which isn't a real surprise, but I think many thought another film would lead with three or more wins. The only other film to earn more than one award was Dallas Buyers Club at just two. That might give you a hint at what the big surprise was. More...

Weekend Projections: Lone Survivor Posts Fifth-Best January Weekend

January 12th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

2014 has its first bona fide hit this weekend, with Lone Survivor posting an impressive $38.5 million, according to Universal's weekend estimate. That's the fifth-best January weekend in history, and the second-best by a film that wasn't already playing wide over the holidays (Avatar holds the top three spots in the chart and Cloverfield remains the record-holding new release). Unfortunately, the success of Lone Survivor was in part to blame for a weak debut by The Legend of Hercules, which will end in 4th or 5th place for the weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Survivor Be Lonely At the Top?

January 10th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

There is only one truly new wide release this weekend: The Legend of Hercules. This film is earning zero positive reviews and most analysts think it will miss the top five. Fortunately, there are a couple of limited releases expanding wide this weekend that should help compensate. Lone Survivor is the most obviously mainstream hit and it has been doing surprisingly well in limited release. Meanwhile, Her is probably too out there to be a mainstream hit, but its reviews suggest it should at least do well with those looking for Oscar-quality films. This weekend last year was the weekend Zero Dark Thirty expanded wide. It pulled in $24.44 million over the weekend, which is a figure Lone Survivor might match. Unfortunately for 2014, 2013 had much better depth at the box office, so even if the Lone Survivor does get to $25 million or beyond, it still looks like the year will continue lower than last year. More...

2014 Awards Season: DGA Dips into Nominations

January 7th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

The Directors Guild of America handed out their nominations for Feature Films today and will do the same for Documentaries next week. I have no idea why they do this, but it makes my job harder. Usually, I just wait till the Documentary nominations are announced, but this year I will do two stories. Next week will be mostly cut and paste job. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Goes Cold

January 7th, 2014

Frozen poster

The box office wasn't as boisterous as anticipated and this is partially due to the seasonal storm that hit the east coast. This is also partially due to weaker than expected numbers for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which only managed second place in its debut. This allowed Frozen to return to top spot on the chart, even though it was a little weaker than expected. The overall box office fell 27% from last weekend down to $141 million. Compared to last year, the box office was down 4%, which isn't a good result, but it is also not terrible. Had The Marked Ones merely matched expectations, it would have been a virtual tie. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: Nominees Have Stories to Tell

January 5th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs announced their nominations this weekend and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. The top of that list is 12 Years a Slave, which was deemed ineligible because it wasn't written under WGA jurisdiction. This makes using the WGAs as an Oscar guide less reliable. On the other hand, several Oscar favorites showed up as well, including American Hustle, Nebraska, and others that have picked up major nominations this year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Win the New Year?

January 2nd, 2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is the only wide release opening on the first weekend of the year. The long running franchise will have to battle a weaker release date, franchise fatigue, and several holdovers that are still going strong. It still has a good shot at first place, as does Frozen. Frozen could win the weekend, with the help of families going out to the movies one last time before school starts again. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug probably won't extend its winning streak, but it should still be pull in quite a bit of money over the weekend. Last year the year started with Texas Chainsaw 3D earning more than $20 million. Django Unchained also topped $20 million over the weekend, albeit by the tiniest margin. We might have two $20 million films this weekend as well, with as many as five additional films earning more than $10 million. If 2014 doesn't win in the year-over-year comparison, it should at least be close. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up and Holiday Schedule

December 30th, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

Some studios are still closed and won't open till this time next week, so we won't have all of the final numbers for the past two weeks till then. We do have some final numbers, as well as some studio estimates that we can look at now. As for the upcoming week, it will look a lot like last week in terms of stories. We won't have a per theater chart, we might have an international top ten, while prediction, contest, and limited releases will be mostly normal. We might even have a review this weekend. (That's assuming some of the late screeners finally arrive, because at the moment I have nothing to review.) More...

Weekend Predictions: Holiday Treats or Lumps of Coal

December 27th, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

It's the final weekend of the year and there are a lot of films fighting for spots in the top five, including five films that opened on Christmas Day. Unfortunately for those films, it looks like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will remain in first place for the third weekend in a row. The Wolf of Wall Street will likely be the biggest of the five new releases, but it is unlikely that it will have a shot at first place; it might only finish fifth. The other new releases are even weaker. Last year there were only three new releases for the final weekend of the year, but none of them bombed, so 2013 might end on a low note. 2013 should still win in the year-over-year comparison, but losing on the final weekend of the year is a bad sign for 2014's debut. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Anchorman Anchor the Box Office or will Smaug Persist

December 19th, 2013

Anchorman 2 poster

This week there are two wide releases, Anchorman: The Legend Continues and Walking with Dinosaurs, as well as two limited releases expanding wide, American Hustle and Saving Mr. Banks. All four films will have to deal with last weekend's champion, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, as well as Frozen, which should do well thanks to the holidays. This weekend last year was pretty bad for a December weekend. Jack Reacher opened with $15.21 million, which put it a distant second place to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The Desolation of Smaug won't make as much as An Unexpected Journey did last year, but Anchorman has a shot at first place and so the combined strength should help the box office grow in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Per Theater Chart: Hustle Speeds to the Top

December 17th, 2013

American Hustle poster

American Hustle started its box office run in limited release with a stunning average of $123,409. This is the second best per theater average for the year, behind only Frozen. Saving Mr. Banks opened in 15 theaters earning an average of $27,558. It should do well in its upcoming expansion. Inside Llewyn Davis expanded, playing in 15 theaters over the weekend while its per theater average fell to $23,786. It will continue to expand. The overall box office leader, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $18,869. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 Awards Season: SAG a Slave to Slave

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

SAG handed out nominations over the week, and like with the Independent Spirit Awards, 12 Years a Slave led the way and earned four nominations. It wasn't the only film that was singled out. More...

Limited Releases look to Save America

December 13th, 2013

American Hustle poster

On the one hand, this is an amazing weekend for limited releases as there are not one, but two films opening that are very likely going to earn multiple Oscar nominations. On the other hand, most films opening this weekend are earning weak releases. The two main Oscar contenders are American Hustle and Saving Mr. Banks, while The Crash Reel is up for Best Feature-Length Documentary. More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/13 15 $740,455   6 $123,409   $740,455 3
2013/12/20 4 $19,106,933 +2,480% 2,507 $7,621   $20,220,301 10
2013/12/27 4 $18,718,811 -2% 2,507 $7,467   $59,169,194 17
2014/01/03 5 $12,404,207 -34% 2,518 $4,926   $87,923,123 24
2014/01/10 5 $8,302,205 -33% 2,629 $3,158   $101,265,133 31
2014/01/17 6 $9,866,363 +19% 2,204 $4,477   $115,697,554 38
2014/01/24 7 $7,061,676 -28% 2,304 $3,065   $127,000,429 45
2014/01/31 8 $4,160,234 -41% 2,216 $1,877   $133,481,413 52
2014/02/07 11 $3,068,641 -26% 1,640 $1,871   $138,085,721 59
2014/02/14 11 $2,433,738 -21% 1,072 $2,270   $141,453,996 66
2014/02/21 12 $1,732,098 -29% 903 $1,918   $144,115,172 73
2014/02/28 11 $1,921,945 +11% 945 $2,034   $146,710,375 80
2014/03/07 14 $1,053,257 -45% 605 $1,741   $148,384,165 87
2014/03/14 17 $608,422 -42% 503 $1,210   $149,351,703 94
2014/03/21 20 $232,315 -62% 281 $827   $149,806,721 101
2014/03/28 29 $107,603 -54% 188 $572   $150,017,421 108
2014/04/04 46 $52,791 -51% 119 $444   $150,117,807 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/13 - $210,910   6 $35,152   $210,910 1
2013/12/14 - $268,084 +27% 6 $44,681   $478,994 2
2013/12/15 - $261,461 -2% 6 $43,577   $740,455 3
2013/12/16 13 $109,294 -58% 6 $18,216   $849,749 4
2013/12/17 15 $100,869 -8% 6 $16,812   $950,618 5
2013/12/18 14 $88,787 -12% 6 $14,798   $1,039,405 6
2013/12/19 17 $73,963 -17% 6 $12,327   $1,113,368 7
2013/12/20 - $6,525,032 +8,722% 2,507 $2,603   $7,638,400 8
2013/12/21 - $7,106,516 +9% 2,507 $2,835   $14,744,916 9
2013/12/22 - $5,475,385 -23% 2,507 $2,184   $20,220,301 10
2013/12/27 4 $6,400,000   2,507 $2,553   $46,900,000 15
2013/12/30 - $3,990,011   2,507 $1,592   $63,159,175 18
2013/12/31 - $4,359,349 +9% 2,507 $1,739   $67,518,524 19
2014/01/01 4 $5,444,641 +25% 2,507 $2,172   $72,963,165 20
2014/01/02 5 $2,555,751 -53% 2,507 $1,019   $75,518,916 21
2014/01/03 - $4,163,948 +63% 2,518 $1,654   $79,682,864 22
2014/01/04 - $5,514,133 +32% 2,518 $2,190   $85,196,997 23
2014/01/05 - $2,726,126 -51% 2,518 $1,083   $87,923,123 24
2014/01/06 5 $1,041,098 -62% 2,518 $413   $88,964,221 25
2014/01/07 4 $1,494,160 +44% 2,518 $593   $90,458,381 26
2014/01/08 2 $1,295,946 -13% 2,518 $515   $91,754,327 27
2014/01/09 2 $1,208,601 -7% 2,518 $480   $92,962,928 28
2014/01/10 5 $2,572,235 +113% 2,629 $978   $95,535,163 29
2014/01/11 4 $3,814,981 +48% 2,629 $1,451   $99,350,144 30
2014/01/12 6 $1,914,989 -50% 2,629 $728   $101,265,133 31
2014/01/13 3 $993,031 -48% 2,629 $378   $102,258,164 32
2014/01/14 2 $1,306,965 +32% 2,629 $497   $103,565,129 33
2014/01/15 2 $1,011,962 -23% 2,629 $385   $104,577,091 34
2014/01/16 2 $1,254,100 +24% 2,629 $477   $105,831,191 35
2014/01/17 6 $2,840,305 +126% 2,204 $1,289   $108,671,496 36
2014/01/18 6 $4,615,703 +63% 2,204 $2,094   $113,287,199 37
2014/01/19 6 $2,410,355 -48% 2,204 $1,094   $115,697,554 38
2014/01/20 6 $1,898,632 -21% 2,204 $861   $117,596,186 39
2014/01/21 5 $833,288 -56% 2,204 $378   $118,429,474 40
2014/01/22 4 $765,424 -8% 2,204 $347   $119,194,898 41
2014/01/23 4 $743,855 -3% 2,204 $338   $119,938,753 42
2014/01/24 7 $1,953,184 +163% 2,304 $848   $121,891,937 43
2014/01/25 7 $3,331,453 +71% 2,304 $1,446   $125,223,390 44
2014/01/26 7 $1,777,039 -47% 2,304 $771   $127,000,429 45
2014/01/27 7 $493,930 -72% 2,304 $214   $127,494,359 46
2014/01/28 7 $646,541 +31% 2,304 $281   $128,140,900 47
2014/01/29 5 $579,048 -10% 2,304 $251   $128,719,948 48
2014/01/30 5 $601,231 +4% 2,304 $261   $129,321,179 49
2014/01/31 8 $1,330,102 +121% 2,216 $600   $130,651,281 50
2014/02/01 8 $2,279,855 +71% 2,216 $1,029   $132,931,136 51
2014/02/02 10 $550,277 -76% 2,216 $248   $133,481,413 52
2014/02/03 7 $345,801 -37% 2,216 $156   $133,827,214 53
2014/02/04 7 $439,421 +27% 2,216 $198   $134,266,635 54
2014/02/05 8 $368,584 -16% 2,216 $166   $134,635,219 55
2014/02/06 7 $381,861 +4% 2,216 $172   $135,017,080 56
2014/02/07 10 $750,655 +97% 1,640 $458   $135,767,735 57
2014/02/08 10 $1,533,185 +104% 1,640 $935   $137,300,920 58
2014/02/09 11 $784,801 -49% 1,640 $479   $138,085,721 59
2014/02/10 11 $220,841 -72% 1,640 $135   $138,306,562 60
2014/02/11 9 $268,580 +22% 1,640 $164   $138,575,142 61
2014/02/12 10 $207,688 -23% 1,640 $127   $138,782,830 62
2014/02/13 10 $237,428 +14% 1,640 $145   $139,020,258 63
2014/02/14 11 $781,082 +229% 1,072 $729   $139,801,340 64
2014/02/15 11 $964,464 +23% 1,072 $900   $140,765,804 65
2014/02/16 11 $688,192 -29% 1,072 $642   $141,453,996 66
2014/02/17 12 $393,538 -43% 1,072 $367   $141,847,534 67
2014/02/18 13 $184,015 -53% 1,072 $172   $142,031,549 68
2014/02/19 13 $172,048 -7% 1,072 $160   $142,203,597 69
2014/02/20 13 $179,477 +4% 1,072 $167   $142,383,074 70
2014/02/21 13 $458,279 +155% 903 $508   $142,841,353 71
2014/02/22 12 $840,551 +83% 903 $931   $143,681,904 72
2014/02/23 12 $433,268 -48% 903 $480   $144,115,172 73
2014/02/24 12 $140,079 -68% 903 $155   $144,255,251 74
2014/02/25 12 $174,860 +25% 903 $194   $144,430,111 75
2014/02/26 12 $167,280 -4% 903 $185   $144,597,391 76
2014/02/27 10 $191,039 +14% 903 $212   $144,788,430 77
2014/02/28 12 $503,947 +164% 945 $533   $145,292,377 78
2014/03/01 11 $1,011,675 +101% 945 $1,071   $146,304,052 79
2014/03/02 11 $406,323 -60% 945 $430   $146,710,375 80
2014/03/03 11 $153,924 -62% 945 $163   $146,864,299 81
2014/03/04 12 $170,275 +11% 945 $180   $147,034,574 82
2014/03/05 11 $142,025 -17% 945 $150   $147,176,599 83
2014/03/06 12 $154,309 +9% 945 $163   $147,330,908 84
2014/03/07 14 $299,612 +94% 605 $495   $147,630,520 85
2014/03/08 14 $521,708 +74% 605 $862   $148,152,228 86
2014/03/09 16 $231,937 -56% 605 $383   $148,384,165 87
2014/03/10 15 $87,306 -62% 605 $144   $148,471,471 88
2014/03/11 14 $100,358 +15% 605 $166   $148,571,829 89
2014/03/12 15 $85,193 -15% 605 $141   $148,657,022 90
2014/03/13 15 $86,259 +1% 605 $143   $148,743,281 91
2014/03/14 18 $169,973 +97% 503 $338   $148,913,254 92
2014/03/15 17 $293,315 +73% 503 $583   $149,206,569 93
2014/03/16 20 $145,134 -51% 503 $289   $149,351,703 94
2014/03/17 18 $55,976 -61% 503 $111   $149,407,679 95
2014/03/18 19 $64,403 +15% 503 $128   $149,472,082 96
2014/03/19 18 $56,839 -12% 503 $113   $149,528,921 97
2014/03/20 20 $45,485 -20% 503 $90   $149,574,406 98
2014/03/21 - $65,492 +44% 281 $233   $149,639,898 99
2014/03/22 - $112,511 +72% 281 $400   $149,752,409 100
2014/03/23 - $54,312 -52% 281 $193   $149,806,721 101
2014/03/24 - $24,904 -54% 281 $89   $149,831,625 102
2014/03/25 - $30,169 +21% 281 $107   $149,861,794 103
2014/03/26 - $25,696 -15% 281 $91   $149,887,490 104
2014/03/27 - $22,328 -13% 281 $79   $149,909,818 105
2014/03/28 - $32,135 +44% 188 $171   $149,941,953 106
2014/03/29 - $52,186 +62% 188 $278   $149,994,139 107
2014/03/30 - $23,282 -55% 188 $124   $150,017,421 108
2014/03/31 - $10,899 -53% 188 $58   $150,028,320 109
2014/04/01 - $12,872 +18% 188 $68   $150,041,192 110
2014/04/02 - $12,558 -2% 188 $67   $150,053,750 111
2014/04/03 - $11,266 -10% 188 $60   $150,065,016 112
2014/04/04 - $15,948 +42% 119 $134   $150,080,964 113
2014/04/05 - $24,408 +53% 119 $205   $150,105,372 114
2014/04/06 - $12,435 -49% 119 $104   $150,117,807 115

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/13 15 $1,113,368   6 $185,561   $1,113,368 7
2013/12/20 4 $39,337,015 +3,433% 2,507 $15,691   $40,450,383 14
2013/12/27 4 $22,749,752 -42% 2,507 $9,074   $75,518,916 21
2014/01/03 5 $17,444,012 -23% 2,518 $6,928   $92,962,928 28
2014/01/10 4 $12,868,263 -26% 2,629 $4,895   $105,831,191 35
2014/01/17 6 $14,107,562 +10% 2,204 $6,401   $119,938,753 42
2014/01/24 7 $9,382,426 -33% 2,304 $4,072   $129,321,179 49
2014/01/31 8 $5,695,901 -39% 2,216 $2,570   $135,017,080 56
2014/02/07 12 $4,003,178 -30% 1,640 $2,441   $139,020,258 63
2014/02/14 11 $3,362,816 -16% 1,072 $3,137   $142,383,074 70
2014/02/21 12 $2,405,356 -28% 903 $2,664   $144,788,430 77
2014/02/28 11 $2,542,478 +6% 945 $2,690   $147,330,908 84
2014/03/07 14 $1,412,373 -44% 605 $2,335   $148,743,281 91
2014/03/14 18 $831,125 -41% 503 $1,652   $149,574,406 98
2014/03/21 21 $335,412 -60% 281 $1,194   $149,909,818 105
2014/03/28 30 $155,198 -54% 188 $826   $150,065,016 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 12/12/2013 $1,954,660 285 287 572 $4,197,849 12/13/2015
Singapore 12/26/2013 $173,520 19 19 19 $173,520 12/13/2015
Thailand 12/19/2013 $106,567 75 75 105 $186,548 12/13/2015
United Kingdom 12/20/2013 $64,682 1 1 2 $184,411 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $103,018,159
 
International Total$107,760,487 12/13/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/23/20144159,888 159,888$2,750,074$2,750,0741
3/30/2014973,654-54% 233,542$1,460,559$4,210,6322
4/6/20141429,076-61% 262,618$578,322$4,788,9543
4/13/20142915,687-46% 278,305$305,740$5,094,6944
4/20/20142143,222+176% 321,527$610,295$5,704,9885
5/4/2014299,304 340,763$180,591$6,076,6717
5/11/20142319,537+110% 360,300$272,737$6,349,4078

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/23/20143168,564 168,564$3,887,086$3,887,0861
3/30/2014662,410-63% 230,974$1,535,293$5,422,3792
4/6/2014928,870-54% 259,844$582,315$6,004,6943
4/13/20141812,702-56% 272,546$313,871$6,318,5654
5/4/20141214,468 305,003$203,418$6,774,9057

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