The Big Wedding

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,819,348Details
International Box Office $13,951,373
Worldwide Box Office $35,770,721
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,098,577 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,169,039 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,267,616
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Synopsis

To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
7% - Rotten
Audience
41% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,500,000
Theatrical Release: April 26th, 2013 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: August 13th, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2262, 3/6/2013)
Keywords: Ensemble, Foreign Language Remake, Step-Family, Religious, Dysfunctional Family, Wedding Day, Romance, Adopted Family
Source:Remake
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Two Ton Films

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 13th, 2013

We are entering the beginning of TV on DVD season on the home market. As the fall schedule ramps up, more and more TV on DVD releases will come out. This week we have Once Upon A Time: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as Girls: The Complete Second Season, also on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Both are worth checking out, but I'm waiting for the screeners for both, so I don't want to award either the Pick of the Week. Instead, I'm giving that honor to The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. Meanwhile, What Maisie Knew on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is a close second. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Iron Man Earns Silver, but Can't Avenge Weak Yearly Box Office

There was some good news and some bad news over the weekend. The good new was Iron Man 3, which lived up to our lofty expectations and became the second biggest opening weekend of all time. This one film earned more than the entire box office earned last weekend, leading to an 136% increase week-over-week to $217 million. The bad news is The Avengers, which did even better when it opened this weekend last year. Year-over-year, 2013 suffered a 16% decline. Meanwhile, year-to-date, 2013 is now behind 2012's pace by 11% at $3.13 billion to $3.52 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Iron Man Be as Golden as Before?

Summer finally begins. 2013 has been a really bad year so far and after four months, it is 12% or $384 million behind last year's pace. On the one hand, the summer blockbuster season should boost 2013's overall numbers right out of the gate. A lot of people, myself included, think Iron Man 3 will have the second-best opening weekend of all time. On the other hand, the film with the biggest opening weekend of all time was The Avengers, which opened this weekend last year. We can't even look for a counter-programming film or holdovers to help 2013 over the top, as there are no counter-programming films and none of the holdovers are likely to reach $10 million over the weekend. Look for yet another loss in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Gain for Pain, but Wedding Small

My enthusiasm for this column is nearly zero because of Iron Man 3. Final international box office numbers are not in, but studio estimates are not only amazing, but they are record-breaking. This will overshadow anything I have to talk about today. At least Pain and Gain had a better than expected opening. On the other hand, The Big Wedding failed to make an impact. Sadly, there was more bad news than good news and the overall box office fell 16% to $92 million. This was 17% lower than the same weekend last year, while the year-to-date numbers got just a little bit weaker. At the moment, 2013 is 12% behind 2012's pace at $2.89 billion to $3.27 billion. Worse still, the year-over-year comparisons are about to run into The Avengers, so unless Iron Man 3 is record-breaking, the year-over-year comparison is going to get worse before it gets better. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pain's Gainful Weekend

With the Summer movie season effectively starting with the first weekend of May these days, the last weekend of April is the last chance for lesser-budgeted movies to grab some of the spotlight. This year, the movie that can hold its head up highest, at least for a few days, is Pain & Gain, which is projected to open in first place with a respectable $20 million, just $6 million less than its reported production budget. Another film that will post an excellent start is Mud, which will most likely just miss out on the top 10, but will pull in about $2.2 million from just 363 theaters for Roadside Attractions, and end with a theater average of $6,000 -- basically the same as Pain & Gain. Both films will be wiped out by Iron Man 3 when it opens on Thursday. The Summer's first behemoth has already picked up $195.3 million internationally. More...

Weekend Predictions: There Will Be Pain

It is the final weekend before the Summer blockbuster season, which means the new releases this weekend are not prime releases. Pain and Gain at least has a shot at first place. Most think The Big Wedding won't crack $10 million during the weekend. The only good news is that last year was also a bad week at the box office. The biggest new release was The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which had to settle for second place with just $11.14 million, while Think Like a Man remained in first place with $17.60 million. I think 2013's one-two-punch will top 2012's one-two punch. However, last year had better depth and 2013 will again lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2013 Preview: April

March is over and while it is a little too soon to tell where a few films will end their box office runs, it is clear Oz The Great and Powerful won the month. Some films beat expectations to become midlevel hits, like The Call, but it wasn't a great month at the box office, especially compared to last year. This month, there are only seven wide releases spread over four weeks. Only one of those films, Oblivion, has a shot at being anything more than a midlevel hit. None of the other six releases look like they will come close to $100 million, but none of them look like obvious bombs either. (Although I do have my worries when it comes to Scary Movie 5.) Last April was even weaker with no film earning $100 million, although Think Like a Man did come relatively close. We might actually see growth on the year-over-year comparison. We'd better, because 2013 is behind 2012's pace by a huge margin at the moment and things will get worse when May arrives. More...

Cast

Robert De Niro    Don
Katherine Heigl    Lyla
Diane Keaton    Ellie
Amanda Seyfried    Missy
Topher Grace    Jared
Ben Barnes    Alejandro
Susan Sarandon    Bebe
Robin Williams    Father Moinigham
Christine Ebersole    Muffin
David Rasche    Barry
Patricia Rae    Madonna
Ana Ayora    Nuria
Kyle Bornheimer    Andrew
Megan Ketch    Jane
Christa Campbell    Kim
Ian Blackman    Maitre'd
Shana Dowdeswell    Waitress
Doug Torres    Waiting Father
Marvina Vinique    Mother
Joshua Nelson    Worker #1
Quincy Dunn-Baker    Kevin
Sylvia Kauders    Elderly Wife
Edmund Lyndeck    Elderly Husband

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Justin Zackham
Screenwriter    Justin Zackham
Producer    Clay Pecorin
Producer    Harry J. Ufland
Producer    Justin Zackham
Producer    Richard Salvatore
Producer    Anthony Katagas
Executive Producer    Thierry Spicher
Executive Producer    Philippe Martin
Executive Producer    Michael Paseornek
Executive Producer    Jason Constantine
Executive Producer    Eda Kowan
Executive Producer    Avi Lerner
Executive Producer    Danny Dimbort
Executive Producer    Trevor Short
Executive Producer    Boaz Davidson
Executive Producer    John Thompson
Co-Producer    Matt O'Toole
Director of Photography    Jonathan Brown
Production Designer    Andrew Jacksness
Editor    Jonathan Corn
Costume Designer    Aude Bronson-Howard
Composer    Nathan Barr
Casting    Barbara Fiorentino
Unit Production Manager    Anthony Katagas
First Assistant Director    Doug Torres
Second Assistant Director    Francisco Ortiz
Stunt Coordinator    Manny Siverio
Co-Executive Producer    Lonnie Ramati
Co-Producer    Barbara Fiorentino
Associate Producer    Chris Robert
Production Supervisor    John P. Fedynich
Post-Production Supervisor    George Gale
Second Assistant Director    Mirashyam Blakeslee
Art Director    Toni Barton

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 4 $2,576,573   2,633 $979   $2,576,573 1
2013/04/27 5 $3,129,120 +21% 2,633 $1,188   $5,705,693 2
2013/04/28 5 $1,885,970 -40% 2,633 $716   $7,591,663 3
2013/04/29 4 $631,727 -67% 2,633 $240   $8,223,390 4
2013/04/30 3 $911,934 +44% 2,633 $346   $9,135,324 5
2013/05/01 4 $621,086 -32% 2,633 $236   $9,756,410 6
2013/05/02 4 $578,155 -7% 2,633 $220   $10,334,565 7
2013/05/03 5 $1,215,925 +110% 2,633 $462   $11,550,490 8
2013/05/04 6 $1,697,414 +40% 2,633 $645   $13,247,904 9
2013/05/05 6 $968,518 -43% 2,633 $368   $14,216,422 10
2013/05/06 5 $337,076 -65% 2,633 $128   $14,553,498 11
2013/05/07 5 $496,384 +47% 2,633 $189   $15,049,882 12
2013/05/08 5 $382,318 -23% 2,633 $145   $15,432,200 13
2013/05/09 5 $355,491 -7% 2,633 $135   $15,787,691 14
2013/05/10 9 $572,760 +61% 2,298 $249   $16,360,451 15
2013/05/11 9 $964,349 +68% 2,298 $420   $17,324,800 16
2013/05/12 8 $953,253 -1% 2,298 $415   $18,278,053 17
2013/05/13 9 $191,190 -80% 2,298 $83   $18,469,243 18
2013/05/14 7 $289,042 +51% 2,298 $126   $18,758,285 19
2013/05/15 8 $206,896 -28% 2,298 $90   $18,965,181 20
2013/05/16 10 $132,803 -36% 2,298 $58   $19,097,984 21
2013/05/17 10 $323,889 +144% 1,443 $224   $19,421,873 22
2013/05/18 10 $509,040 +57% 1,443 $353   $19,930,913 23
2013/05/19 10 $377,275 -26% 1,443 $261   $20,308,188 24
2013/05/20 10 $161,841 -57% 1,443 $112   $20,470,029 25
2013/05/21 10 $181,475 +12% 1,443 $126   $20,651,504 26
2013/05/22 10 $130,538 -28% 1,443 $90   $20,782,042 27
2013/05/23 11 $74,434 -43% 1,443 $52   $20,856,476 28
2013/05/24 - $56,740 -24% 265 $214   $20,913,216 29
2013/05/25 - $95,604 +68% 265 $361   $21,008,820 30
2013/05/26 - $75,810 -21% 265 $286   $21,084,630 31
2013/05/27 - $54,688 -28% 265 $206   $21,139,318 32
2013/05/28 - $30,491 -44% 265 $115   $21,169,809 33
2013/05/29 - $24,581 -19% 265 $93   $21,194,390 34
2013/05/30 - $16,804 -32% 265 $63   $21,211,194 35
2013/05/31 - $19,851 +18% 265 $75   $21,231,045 36
2013/06/01 - $32,968 +66% 265 $124   $21,264,013 37
2013/06/02 - $21,967 -33% 265 $83   $21,285,980 38
2013/06/03 - $7,137 -68% 265 $27   $21,293,117 39
2013/06/04 - $11,658 +63% 265 $44   $21,304,775 40
2013/06/05 - $9,492 -19% 265 $36   $21,314,267 41
2013/06/06 - $9,148 -4% 265 $35   $21,323,415 42
2013/06/07 - $15,721 +72% 92 $171   $21,339,136 43
2013/06/08 - $22,085 +40% 92 $240   $21,361,221 44
2013/06/09 - $12,732 -42% 92 $138   $21,373,953 45
2013/06/10 - $4,943 -61% 92 $54   $21,378,896 46
2013/06/11 - $6,988 +41% 92 $76   $21,385,884 47
2013/06/12 - $4,990 -29% 92 $54   $21,390,874 48
2013/06/13 - $6,030 +21% 92 $66   $21,396,904 49
2013/06/14 - $25,161 +317% 165 $152   $21,422,065 50
2013/06/15 - $31,248 +24% 165 $189   $21,453,313 51
2013/06/16 - $23,968 -23% 165 $145   $21,477,281 52
2013/06/17 - $13,257 -45% 165 $80   $21,490,538 53
2013/06/18 - $17,607 +33% 165 $107   $21,508,145 54
2013/06/19 - $15,657 -11% 165 $95   $21,523,802 55
2013/06/20 - $17,365 +11% 165 $105   $21,541,167 56
2013/06/21 - $22,295 +28% 141 $158   $21,563,462 57
2013/06/22 - $28,239 +27% 141 $200   $21,591,701 58
2013/06/23 - $22,170 -21% 141 $157   $21,613,871 59
2013/06/24 - $13,297 -40% 141 $94   $21,627,168 60
2013/06/25 - $15,182 +14% 141 $108   $21,642,350 61
2013/06/26 - $13,835 -9% 141 $98   $21,656,185 62
2013/06/27 - $13,676 -1% 141 $97   $21,669,861 63
2013/06/28 - $21,160 +55% 101 $210   $21,691,021 64
2013/06/29 - $49,242 +133% 101 $488   $21,740,263 65
2013/06/30 - $59,279 +20% 101 $587   $21,799,542 66
2013/07/01 - $5,792 -90% 101 $57   $21,805,334 67
2013/07/02 - $6,513 +12% 101 $64   $21,811,847 68
2013/07/03 - $2,915 -55% 101 $29   $21,814,762 69
2013/07/04 - $4,586 +57% 101 $45   $21,819,348 70

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 4 $7,591,663   2,633 $2,883   $7,591,663 3
2013/05/03 6 $3,881,857 -49% 2,633 $1,474   $14,216,422 10
2013/05/10 9 $2,490,362 -36% 2,298 $1,084   $18,278,053 17
2013/05/17 10 $1,210,204 -51% 1,443 $839   $20,308,188 24
2013/05/24 19 $228,154 -81% 265 $861   $21,084,630 31
2013/05/31 27 $74,786 -67% 265 $282   $21,285,980 38
2013/06/07 38 $50,538 -32% 92 $549   $21,373,953 45
2013/06/14 31 $80,377 +59% 165 $487   $21,477,281 52
2013/06/21 32 $72,704 -10% 141 $516   $21,613,871 59
2013/06/28 29 $129,681 +78% 101 $1,284   $21,799,542 66

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/18/20133159,069 159,069$1,915,191$1,915,1911
8/25/2013955,884-65% 214,953$725,933$2,641,1242
9/1/20131726,566-52% 241,519$345,092$2,986,2163
9/15/20132410,489 267,864$131,847$3,324,0325

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/18/2013429,056 29,056$499,480$499,4801
8/25/20131210,989-62% 40,045$193,398$692,8782

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