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Bridge of Spies (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $72,313,754Details
International Box Office $89,200,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $161,513,754
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,541,643 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,082,785 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,624,428
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Synopsis

The story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 16th, 2015 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: October 14th, 2015 (Wide) (Philippines)
October 15th, 2015 (Wide) (Bolivia)
October 15th, 2015 (Wide) (Central America)
October 15th, 2015 (Wide) (Chile)
October 15th, 2015 (Wide) (Malaysia)
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Video Release: February 2nd, 2016 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2385, 8/4/2015)
Running Time: 141 minutes
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Keywords: 2016 Oscars Best Picture Nominee, Cold War, Berlin, East / West Berlin
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Afterworks Limited, Studio Babelsberg, Amblin Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 638 $16,710 Mar 4, 2016 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 614 $31,432 Feb 26, 2016 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 718 $36,965 Feb 19, 2016 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 688 $60,948 Feb 12, 2016 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 702 $87,572 Feb 5, 2016 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 491 $201,117 Jan 29, 2016 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 366 $341,415 Jan 22, 2016 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 712 $198,261 Jan 15, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,272 $103,395 Jan 8, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,126 $162,377 Jan 1, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,401 $148,410 Dec 25, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,298 $226,735 Dec 18, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 838 $595,000 Dec 11, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,050 $684,509 Dec 4, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 910 $1,379,494 Nov 27, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,001 $2,006,155 Nov 20, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 663 $4,268,772 Nov 13, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 717 $5,835,175 Nov 6, 2015 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 957 $50,644,455 Nov 6, 2015 22
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 725 $8,389,004 Oct 30, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 852 $11,374,203 Oct 23, 2015 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 116 $15,371,203 Oct 16, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,144 $15,371,203 Oct 16, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,096 2,811 Oct 16, 2015 3
Biggest October Day at the Domestic Box Office 229 $6,190,152 Oct 17, 2015 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,897 $6,190,152 Oct 17, 2015 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,657 $5,369,922 Oct 16, 2015 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,018 2.86 Oct 16, 2015 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,314 34.9% Oct 16, 2015 1

Cast

   James Donovan
Mark Rylance    Rudolf Abel
Amy Ryan    Mary
Alan Alda    Thomas Watters
Mikhail Gorevoy    Schischkin
Will Rogers    Fredrick Pryor
Eve Hewson    Carol Donovan
Peter McRobbie    Allen Dulles
Billy Magnussen    Doug Forrester
Austin Stowell    Francis Gary Powers
Sebastian Koch    Vogel
Scott Shepherd    Hoffman
Sawyer Barth    Bellamy (Classroom Boy #2)
Domenick Lombardozzi    Agent Blasco
Michael Gaston    Agent Williams
Dakin Matthews    Judge Byers
Ashlie Atkinson    Classroom Teacher
Nadja Bobyleva    Katje
Victor Verhaeghe    Agent Gamber
Mark Fichera    FBI Agent
Brian Hutchison    FBI Agent
Joshua Harto    Bates
Henny Russell    Receptionist
Joel Brady    Police Officer-Brooklyn Courthouse
Michael Pemberton    Lie Detector Test Administrator
Jesse Plemons    Joe Murphy
Stephen Kunken    William Tompkins
Jon Curry    Agent Somner
Wes McGee    U2 Pilot
Nolan Lyons    Classroom Boy #1
Victoria Leigh    Classroom Girl #2
Laurie Dawn    Secretary on Subway
James Lorinz    Gentleman on Subway #2
Patricia Squire    Older Lady on Subway
Mario Corry    Clerk
Donavon Dietz    Foreman
Le Clanche DuRand    Millie Byers
Mike Houston    Man in Courtroom
Joe Starr    Courthouse Reporter
Hamilton Clancy    Courthouse Reporter
Jonathan Walker    Courthouse Reporter
Tracy Howe    Angry NYPD Cop
Edward James Hyland    Justice Warren
Steven Boyer    Marty
John Henry Cox    Partner at Watters Law Firm
Mark Zak    Soviet Judge (Power's Trial)
Victor Schefe    Soviet Translator
Kai Meyer    East German Soldier #1
Kristoffer Fuss    East German Soldier #2
Thomas Hacikoglu    East German Soldier #3
David Wilson Barnes    Mr. Michener
Joe Forbrich    Pinker
Henning Bormann    Prison Official
Ketel Weber    Checkpoint Soldier #1
Maik Rogge    Checkpoint Soldier #2
Tim Morten Uhlenbrock    Checkpoint Soldier #3
Mathias Gartner    East German Youth
Rafael Gareisen    East German Youth
Nico Ehrenteit    East German Youth
Radik Golovkov    Soviet Embassy Receptionist
Petra Maria Cammin    Helen Abel
Lucy Dreznin    Lydia Abel
Michael Schenk    Cousin Drews
Wanja Gotz    Soviet Guard
Stefan Langel    Soviet Guard
Vladimir Vilanov    Soviet Guard
Ivan Shvedoff    2nd Soviet Interrogator
Merab Ninidze    Soviet Main Interrogator
Konstantin Frolov    Soviet Director/Official
Steve Cirbus    Michael Verona
Michael Kranz    Checkpoint Guard #1
Max Kidd    Checkpoint Guard #2
Frederic Heidorn    East German Guard (Pryor)
Nils Malten    East German Guard (Donovan)
Nina Gummich    Hilton Waitress
Burghart Klaussner    Harald Ott
Jon Donahue    Agent Faye
Martin D. Dew    CIA Agent (Glienicke Bridge)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Joel Coen
Screenwriter    Ethan Coen
Screenwriter    Matt Charman
Producer    Steven Spielberg
Producer    Marc Platt
Producer    Kristie Macosko Krieger
Executive Producer    Adam Somner
Executive Producer    Daniel Lupi
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Director of Photography    Janusz Kaminski
Production Designer    Adam Stockhausen
Editor    Michael Kahn
Costume Designer    Kasia Walicka Maimone
Composer    Thomas Newman
Co-Producer    Christoph Fisser
Co-Producer    Henning Molfenter
Co-Producer    Charlie Woebcken
Casting Director    Ellen Lewis
Supervising Art Director    Marco Bittner Rosser
Supervising Art Director    Kim Jennings
Art Director    Scott Dougan
Art Director    Anja Mueller
Sound Mixer    Drew Kunin
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard Hymns
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Rydstrom
Visual Effects Supervisor    Charlie Noble
Visual Effects Supervisor    Sven Martin
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dinesh Bishnoi
Special Effects Supervisor    Gerd Nefzer
Assistant Director    Adam Somner
Assistant Director    Jeremy Marks
Assistant Director    Josh Muzaffer
Second Assistant Director    Justin Bischoff
Stunt Coordinator    Mark Fichera
Stunt Coordinator    Sandra Barger
Production Manager    Daniel Lupi
Unit Production Manager    Daniel Lupi
Unit Production Manager    Carla Raij
Unit Production Manager    Arno Neubauer
Location Manager    Jason Farrar
Production Supervisor    Corey Sklov
Script Supervisor    Jessica Lichtner
Editor    Sarah Broshar
Associate Editor    Patrick Crane
Assistant Editor    Michael Wechsler
Set Decorator    Rena DeAngelo
Additional Casting-Casting Associate    Kate Sprance
Additional Casting-Casting Assistant    Betsy Fippinger
Additional Casting-Casting Associate    Rori Bergman
Costume Supervisor    David Davenport
Costume Supervisor    Nicole Greenbaum
Hairstylist    Kay Georgiou
Make up    Judy Chin
Sound Editor    Richard Hymns
Special Effects Supervisor    Steve Kirshoff
Special Effects Coordinator    Mark Bero
Production Designer    Bernhard Henrich

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Preview

February 28th, 2016

The Revenant

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to enter our Oscar competition, and win all Best Picture nominees on Blu-ray or DVD. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

February 27th, 2016

The Revenant

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest closing at noon tomorrow, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try to figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This morning, we get to the final category, Best Picture. The film I think should win, Inside Out, wasn't even nominated. Of the movies on this list, I think The Martian is the best. If you look at the odds makers, it isn’t even in the top three. I’m going to be doubly disappointed tomorrow. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 24th, 2016

Creed

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. Like the Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor is a two-horse race, making it one of the more competitive categories of the ones we are going to look at. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 20th, 2016

Spotlight

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. The Best Original Screenplay category isn't the most lop-sided category we will highlight, but it is also not very competitive. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners - Revenant and Mad Max Lead the Way

February 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The BAFTA awards were handed out over the weekend. There were two main winners, The Revenant, which won most of its five awards in the high-prestige categories, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which earn all four of its awards in technical categories. It appears the Oscars will be very similar in that breakdown. More...

Home Market Releases for February 2nd, 2016

February 2nd, 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This week the home market is led by a Blu-ray double-dip, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, while there is also an Oscar contender, Bridge of Spies, on the top. After that, the list is filled with bombs and weaker limited releases. It was an easy choice to select Snow White as Pick of the Week. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 9th, 2016

Bridge of Spies

The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies. More...

2015 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 6th, 2016

Spotlight

The Writers Guild of America nominees were announced and there are only a few surprises here. Additionally, one of these three races seems too close to call at this point. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015

Carol

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four. More...

2015 Awards Season: SAG Nominations

December 9th, 2015

Trumbo

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced today and there are at least a few surprises to talk about. Trumbo led the way with three nominations, but there were six films with two nods apiece. Six!

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International Box Office: Martian Feels Some Hunger Pangs

December 2nd, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 remained in first place with $62.0 million in 93 markets for totals of $242.4 million internationally and $440.9 million worldwide. The film's only major market opening came from Spain where it had to settle for second place with a total opening of $4.52 million on 449 screens. Its biggest market overall is the U.K. where it pulled in $6.78 million in 579 theaters over the weekend for a total of $28.88 million after two weeks of release. At this pace, the film will finish with between $600 million and $700 million, which is amazing, but below average for the Hunger Games franchise. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Spectre Doesn't Break Records, but Earns More Than Just Peanuts

November 9th, 2015

The Peanuts Movie

It was a good weekend at the box office, but not a great weekend. Both Spectre and The Peanuts Movie opened well enough to be considered hits, but didn't quite reach the high marks I had expected. Call it irrational exuberance. Even though Spectre didn't break the record for the Bond franchise, it still did almost as well as all of the box office did last weekend. Additionally, The Peanuts Movie opened with more than $40 million, which is a great start, while its target audience should help its legs. The overall box office was $162 million, which is 115% more than last weekend. It was also 3.0% more than the same weekend last week, so the slump we've been in is officially over. Year-to-date, 2015 is now ahead of 2014 by a 4.9% margin at $8.89 billion to $8.48 billion. A $415 million lead with less than two months to go seems really safe, especially with a few more potential monster hits on the way. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases do Good, or is There More Grief for the Box Office?

November 5th, 2015

Spectre

I've been working at The Numbers for 13 years. The past two weekends were worst back-to-back weekends that I can recall and the numbers back that up. So thank goodness October is over and November has officially begun and with that, the Holiday Box Office season has begun. There are two potential monster hits opening wide this week: Spectre and The Peanuts Movie. Both are the latest installments of long running franchises. Spectre is the 26th Bond movie (not all of which are part of the official Bond franchise). The Peanuts Movie is based on a comic strip that started officially in the 1950s and has been turned into countless TV cartoons and a handful of TV specials over the years, but it hasn't had a theatrical release for decades. These two films should dominate the market and combined they might earn twice as much as all of the films last weekend earned. There should be huge growth compared to last year, when Big Hero 6 and Interstellar earned just over $100 million combined. We've had a really bad couple of weeks, but things should really turn around this weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office is in Crisis Mode

November 2nd, 2015

Our Brand is Crisis

Most people expected the box office to be really weak this past weekend, but I don't think anyone anticipated this. How bad was this past weekend? All three new releases missed the Mendoza line* and there were no new releases in the top five. The overall box office was just $75 million, which was the lowest for the year and the fourth worst weekend in the past decade. This represents a 28% drop-off from last week and a 21% drop-off from the same weekend last year. 2015's overall lead over 2014 shrunk from 5.2% to 4.7%. The overall lead fell by $40 million at $8.69 billion to $8.31 billion. This is reason to panic, or it would be if Spectre wasn't opening on Friday. The film is breaking records in the U.K. and should be an explosive hit here. Hopefully it will do well enough that we can pretend the past two weeks never happened. More...

Friday Estimates: Halloween Haunts the Box Office

October 31st, 2015

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Because Halloween is a dead zone for the box office when it lands during the weekend, it has a major effect on the box office. Therefore, it is important for box office analysts to compare weekends where the holiday lands on the same day. This is a problem, because the last time Halloween landed on a Saturday was 2009. The only film to open wide that weekend was Michael Jackson's This is It, which is in no way similar to any of the movies that opened wide this weekend. The previous similar weekend was in 1998, but while Vampires is a closer match to Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, the box office has changed too much to compare the films. We're flying blind this weekend. Fortunately, even flying blind, it is easy to make one declaration: All three wide releases bombed. More...

Weekend Predictions: Halloween Horrors

October 29th, 2015

Our Brand is Crisis

Halloween is a dead zone for the box office, for the most part, and this year it lands on Saturday. Unless we are dealing with a horror film, it's going to be a bad weekend. There are two truly wide openings this weekend, Burnt and Our Brand is Crisis, neither of which are horror films. There is also one semi-wide release, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, which is a horror movie, but the buzz is so quiet I don't think it will matter. All three movies are earning bad reviews and it looks like the top three this weekend will be the same as they were last weekend. (There's a chance Goosebumps gets a big enough Halloween boost to climb into first place.) This weekend last year, there was only one new release in the top ten, Nightcrawler, which earned second place with just over $10 million. That's better than any one of the new releases will do this year; however, there's better depth this year, so I think 2015 will come out on top on the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases were Hunted Down

October 26th, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter

Most of the new releases were not expected to do well at the box office. ... Almost no one saw this coming. We had some near-record bombs this weekend and even the best of the new releases were terrible. This left The Martian in first place; in fact, the top three spots and four of the top five were held by holdovers. The best new release, The Last Witch Hunter, barely cracked the $10 million mark. The overall box office fell 14% from last weekend to $105 million. This was also 9.5% lower than the same weekend last year. Midweek numbers were better this year than last year, so the year-over-year actually improved and 2015 now has a 5.2% lead over 2014 at $8.60 billion to $8.18 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Martian Avoids the Wreckage

October 25th, 2015

The Martian

Dismal is about the politest word that can be applied to the box office performance of new releases this weekend. None of the five films new in wide release managed to make the top three on the chart, and two of them didn’t even crack the top ten. That leaves The Martian and Goosebumps to battle it out for first place, and a fourth-week decline of just 25% for The Martian looks virtually certain to give it the win. Fox projects it will make $15.9 million for a total by the end of the weekend of $166 million or so. Its performance to date falls neatly between that of Interstellar and Gravity, which puts the sci-fi adventure on course for a final domestic box office of $230 million (see full comps here). More...

Friday Estimates: Rock Bottom

October 24th, 2015

Rock the Kasbah

Where to start? There are so many new releases to talk about and none of them did well. Some did so poorly that talking about them seems mean. So, let’s start by saying that Friday’s box office chart was led by The Martian, while Goosebumps has a shot at repeating on top of the chart, with each film earning about $14 million to $15 million. Meanwhile, Bridge of Spies should earn third place over the weekend with between $11 million and $12 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Moviegoers Should be Scared to See a New Release this Weekend

October 22nd, 2015

Jem and the Holograms

The box office prediction contests for the past few weeks have had a horror / "horror" theme. That is to say, two people won horror movies and the third won movies that were so bad it is scary they exist. There are four new releases this weekend and they all epitomize the latter. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension has a review embargo, which is never a good sign, while the other three wide releases are all earning less than 20% positive reviews. Does that mean there's nothing worth seeing this week? Nope. Fortunately, Steve Jobs is expanding wide and should earn first place at the box office. It is the only film on this week's list with a shot at $20 million. This weekend last year, Ouija nearly reached $20 million and five other films earned $10 million. I don't think we will match that this year. It could be close and any gain or loss in the year-over-year comparison should be in single digits, so there's no reason to be overly concerned. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Goosebumps Leads Unstimulating Weekend

October 20th, 2015

Bridge of Spies

It is hard to get excited about the weekend box office results, as the top four films all missed predictions. (Granted, Bridge of Spies came within a rounding error of expectations.) Goosebumps did well for a live-action family film, but still not great. The Martian fell faster than anticipated, but it was Crimson Peak that was the biggest disappointment. Overall, the box office rose 2.5% from last weekend to $121 million. However, this was 7.6% lower than the same weekend last year. Had every film in the top five matched expectations, then this gap would have been reduced to just a percent or two. Despite this, 2015 is still ahead of 2014 by more than $400 million at $8.46 billion to $8.05 billion. It would take a few more weeks of year-over-year declines before I would be concerned. More...

Weekend Estimates: Goosebumps Set to Win Tight Race

October 18th, 2015

Goosebumps

A slightly-softer-than-expected (but still good) opening for Goosebumps will be enough to take the film to the top of the box office chart this weekend, according to studio projections released on Sunday morning. Sony expects the family horror adventure to come in with $23.5 million on opening weekend, which is a solid enough start, and sets the film up for a good run, helped by strong reviews and Halloween coming up in a couple of weeks. The Martian will land in second with a projected $21.5 million as of this morning, a slightly steeper-than-expected 42% decline from last weekend, and a total to date around $144 million. In general, we’re looking at quite a few steep drops from last weekend thanks to an unfavorable comparison with the Columbus Day long weekend and a batch of new releases. More...

Friday Estimates: Close Race for First makes for Interesting Weekend

October 17th, 2015

Bridge of Spies

It looks like it will be a very interesting weekend, as Goosebumps and The Martian appear to be in a close race for first place. Goosebumps led the way on Friday with $7.35 million. This is 40% more than Pan’s opening day last weekend. Add in the film’s better reviews and its family-friendly target audience and it should have a solid internal multiplier, perhaps in the vacinity of Alexander and the Blah, Blah, Blah. That puts Goosebumps on track for a $25 million opening. That’s a little lower than I would have liked and the film will need solid legs and a reasonable international run to break even. I wouldn’t bet against it breaking even, but I don't think it will be turned into a franchise. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Goosebumps Bump Off the Competition?

October 15th, 2015

Goosebumps

We are getting closer to Halloween and there are two scary movies opening wide this weekend. Goosebumps is a live-action family film and as we saw with Pan, those are rarely big hits. On the other hand, this film is earning great reviews and cost about 60% less to make, so even if it just matches Pan's opening, it will still have a shot at profitability. Crimson Peak is an old-fashioned Haunted House horror film, similar to The Woman in Black, but with a $55 million production budget. That might be too much to recoup. Finally there's Bridge of Spies, a Cold War era Spy Thriller. Its reviews are the best for this week, but its target audience isn't known for rushing out to see a movie opening weekend. This weekend last year, there were five films with more than $10 million, but only one with more than $20 million. This year, we should have the same number of $10 million movies, but at least two $20 million movies and perhaps even a $30 million movie. I think 2015 has the edge in the year-over-year comparison, but unless the new releases are bigger hits than most anticipate, it could be close. More...

2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/16 3 $15,371,203   2,811 $5,468   $15,371,203 3
2015/10/23 3 $11,374,203 -26% 2,811 $4,046   $32,590,400 10
2015/10/30 3 $8,389,004 -26% 2,873 $2,920   $45,531,620 17
2015/11/06 5 $5,835,175 -30% 2,767 $2,109   $54,721,127 24
2015/11/13 7 $4,268,772 -27% 2,688 $1,588   $61,675,326 31
2015/11/20 10 $2,006,155 -53% 1,532 $1,310   $65,238,567 38
2015/11/27 14 $1,379,494 -31% 635 $2,172   $67,563,007 45
2015/12/04 17 $684,509 -50% 536 $1,277   $68,589,003 52
2015/12/11 16 $595,000 -13% 540 $1,102   $69,455,514 59
2015/12/18 24 $226,735 -62% 258 $879   $69,946,389 66
2015/12/25 33 $148,410 -35% 126 $1,178   $70,286,589 73
2016/01/01 30 $162,377 +9% 109 $1,490   $70,610,153 80
2016/01/08 34 $103,395 -36% 95 $1,088   $70,780,769 87
2016/01/15 28 $198,261 +92% 173 $1,146   $71,031,937 94
2016/01/22 26 $341,415 +72% 523 $653   $71,496,459 101
2016/01/29 34 $201,117 -41% 218 $923   $71,884,220 108
2016/02/05 41 $87,572 -56% 139 $630   $72,051,548 115
2016/02/12 41 $60,948 -30% 89 $685   $72,147,266 122
2016/02/19 54 $36,965 -39% 244 $151   $72,216,420 129
2016/02/26 52 $31,432 -15% 96 $327   $72,264,205 136
2016/03/04 63 $16,710 -47% 29 $576   $72,306,065 143

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/16 3 $5,369,922   2,811 $1,910   $5,369,922 1
2015/10/17 3 $6,190,152 +15% 2,811 $2,202   $11,560,074 2
2015/10/18 3 $3,811,129 -38% 2,811 $1,356   $15,371,203 3
2015/10/19 2 $1,364,515 -64% 2,811 $485   $16,735,718 4
2015/10/20 2 $1,847,207 +35% 2,811 $657   $18,582,925 5
2015/10/21 3 $1,329,667 -28% 2,811 $473   $19,912,592 6
2015/10/22 2 $1,303,605 -2% 2,811 $464   $21,216,197 7
2015/10/23 4 $3,326,392 +155% 2,811 $1,183   $24,542,589 8
2015/10/24 3 $5,129,150 +54% 2,811 $1,825   $29,671,739 9
2015/10/25 3 $2,918,661 -43% 2,811 $1,038   $32,590,400 10
2015/10/26 2 $983,677 -66% 2,811 $350   $33,574,077 11
2015/10/27 2 $1,416,892 +44% 2,811 $504   $34,990,969 12
2015/10/28 2 $1,112,367 -21% 2,811 $396   $36,103,336 13
2015/10/29 2 $1,039,280 -7% 2,811 $370   $37,142,616 14
2015/10/30 3 $2,468,720 +138% 2,873 $859   $39,611,336 15
2015/10/31 2 $3,588,796 +45% 2,873 $1,249   $43,200,132 16
2015/11/01 3 $2,331,768 -35% 2,873 $812   $45,531,900 17
2015/11/02 2 $773,115 -67% 2,873 $269   $46,305,015 18
2015/11/03 3 $1,053,588 +36% 2,873 $367   $47,358,603 19
2015/11/04 2 $790,201 -25% 2,873 $275   $48,148,804 20
2015/11/05 2 $737,148 -7% 2,873 $257   $48,885,952 21
2015/11/06 4 $1,758,503 +139% 2,767 $636   $50,644,455 22
2015/11/07 5 $2,707,575 +54% 2,767 $979   $53,352,030 23
2015/11/08 5 $1,369,097 -49% 2,767 $495   $54,721,127 24
2015/11/09 4 $475,923 -65% 2,767 $172   $55,197,050 25
2015/11/10 4 $728,000 +53% 2,767 $263   $55,925,050 26
2015/11/11 5 $935,556 +29% 2,767 $338   $56,860,606 27
2015/11/12 4 $545,948 -42% 2,767 $197   $57,406,554 28
2015/11/13 6 $1,275,174 +134% 2,688 $474   $58,681,728 29
2015/11/14 7 $1,987,492 +56% 2,688 $739   $60,669,220 30
2015/11/15 7 $1,006,106 -49% 2,688 $374   $61,675,326 31
2015/11/16 6 $343,448 -66% 2,688 $128   $62,018,774 32
2015/11/17 6 $486,650 +42% 2,688 $181   $62,505,424 33
2015/11/18 6 $381,432 -22% 2,688 $142   $62,886,856 34
2015/11/19 5 $345,556 -9% 2,688 $129   $63,232,412 35
2015/11/20 10 $561,630 +63% 1,532 $367   $63,794,042 36
2015/11/21 10 $905,818 +61% 1,532 $591   $64,699,860 37
2015/11/22 11 $538,707 -41% 1,532 $352   $65,238,567 38
2015/11/23 11 $218,753 -59% 1,532 $143   $65,457,320 39
2015/11/24 11 $240,956 +10% 1,532 $157   $65,698,276 40
2015/11/25 13 $222,492 -8% 725 $307   $65,920,768 41
2015/11/26 13 $262,745 +18% 725 $362   $66,183,513 42
2015/11/27 14 $567,310 +116% 635 $893   $66,750,823 43
2015/11/28 14 $546,922 -4% 635 $861   $67,297,745 44
2015/11/29 14 $265,262 -51% 635 $418   $67,563,007 45
2015/11/30 14 $83,952 -68% 635 $132   $67,646,959 46
2015/12/01 14 $96,050 +14% 635 $151   $67,743,009 47
2015/12/02 14 $79,039 -18% 635 $124   $67,822,048 48
2015/12/03 14 $82,446 +4% 635 $130   $67,904,494 49
2015/12/04 - $208,767 +153% 536 $389   $68,113,261 50
2015/12/05 15 $321,371 +54% 536 $600   $68,434,632 51
2015/12/06 - $154,371 -52% 536 $288   $68,589,003 52
2015/12/07 - $63,593 -59% 536 $119   $68,652,596 53
2015/12/08 - $79,484 +25% 536 $148   $68,732,080 54
2015/12/09 - $66,140 -17% 536 $123   $68,798,220 55
2015/12/10 - $62,294 -6% 536 $116   $68,860,514 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/16 3 $21,216,197   2,811 $7,548   $21,216,197 7
2015/10/23 3 $15,926,419 -25% 2,811 $5,666   $37,142,616 14
2015/10/30 4 $11,743,336 -26% 2,873 $4,087   $48,885,952 21
2015/11/06 5 $8,520,602 -27% 2,767 $3,079   $57,406,554 28
2015/11/13 6 $5,825,858 -32% 2,688 $2,167   $63,232,412 35
2015/11/20 12 $2,951,101 -49% 725 $4,070   $66,183,513 42
2015/11/27 14 $1,720,981 -42% 635 $2,710   $67,904,494 49
2015/12/04 17 $956,020 -44% 536 $1,784   $68,860,514 56
2015/12/11 16 $859,140 -10% 540 $1,591   $69,719,654 63
2015/12/18 22 $418,525 -51% 258 $1,622   $70,138,179 70
2015/12/25 32 $309,597 -26% 126 $2,457   $70,447,776 77
2016/01/01 30 $229,598 -26% 109 $2,106   $70,677,374 84
2016/01/08 34 $156,302 -32% 95 $1,645   $70,833,676 91
2016/01/15 28 $321,368 +106% 173 $1,858   $71,155,044 98
2016/01/22 26 $528,059 +64% 523 $1,010   $71,683,103 105
2016/01/29 33 $280,873 -47% 218 $1,288   $71,963,976 112
2016/02/05 41 $122,342 -56% 139 $880   $72,086,318 119
2016/02/12 43 $93,137 -24% 89 $1,046   $72,179,455 126
2016/02/19 55 $53,318 -43% 244 $219   $72,232,773 133
2016/02/26 49 $56,582 +6% 96 $589   $72,289,355 140
2016/03/04 63 $24,399 -57% 29 $841   $72,313,754 147

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 10/29/2015 $393,219 67 71 318 $1,291,043 2/2/2016
Australia 10/16/2015 $55,207 118 314 1832 $5,492,453 6/9/2016
Austria 11/27/2015 $66,441 42 43 182 $289,477 6/9/2016
Bahrain 11/26/2015 $57,437 5 5 18 $171,871 1/5/2016
Belgium 12/2/2015 $222,004 54 63 274 $1,288,159 6/9/2016
Bolivia 10/15/2015 $18,824 9 9 15 $48,995 11/3/2015
Brazil 10/22/2015 $483,301 170 170 629 $1,850,905 6/9/2016
Bulgaria 11/27/2015 $20,888 33 33 88 $90,683 1/26/2016
Central America 10/15/2015 $143,877 66 66 90 $330,714 11/3/2015
Chile 10/15/2015 $72,686 31 31 94 $224,726 2/23/2016
Colombia 10/22/2015 $109,609 85 85 85 $109,609 10/27/2015
Croatia 11/26/2015 $37,614 30 30 97 $116,421 1/5/2016
Czech Republic 12/3/2015 $64,088 88 88 216 $265,909 1/20/2016
Denmark 11/26/2015 $162,771 67 76 186 $908,419 6/9/2016
East Africa 11/27/2015 $0 0 1 1 $4,853 12/16/2015
Ecuador 10/16/2015 $45,478 24 24 62 $145,922 11/17/2015
Estonia 11/27/2015 $0 0 7 7 $31,519 12/8/2015
Finland 11/27/2015 $69,631 59 59 220 $321,856 9/5/2016
France 12/2/2015 $1,657,155 352 415 2363 $6,740,265 6/9/2016
Germany 11/26/2015 $868,824 439 500 2031 $3,877,969 6/9/2016
Greece 11/26/2015 $239,623 65 65 220 $914,976 12/29/2015
Hong Kong 10/22/2015 $401,766 34 34 131 $1,343,544 12/21/2015
Hungary 11/26/2015 $0 0 57 114 $571,638 1/20/2016
Indonesia 10/21/2015 $411,322 166 166 277 $798,046 11/25/2015
Iraq 11/26/2015 $16,366 3 4 11 $43,097 12/21/2015
Israel 11/26/2015 $243,558 31 32 287 $1,764,598 2/2/2016
Italy 12/16/2015 $1,162,949 0 227 480 $11,889,661 6/9/2016
Japan 1/8/2016 $0 0 348 1043 $5,517,223 6/9/2016
Kuwait 11/26/2015 $156,548 12 12 30 $349,928 12/16/2015
Latvia 11/27/2015 $0 0 1 1 $57,074 1/20/2016
Lebanon 11/26/2015 $32,158 6 6 24 $237,624 1/13/2016
Malaysia 10/15/2015 $63,902 50 50 130 $162,411 11/25/2015
Mexico 10/23/2015 $788,906 0 348 384 $1,752,608 11/25/2015
Netherlands 11/26/2015 $275,720 77 78 427 $1,584,329 6/9/2016
New Zealand 10/23/2015 $207,543 85 85 552 $759,192 6/9/2016
Oman 11/26/2015 $46,514 8 8 21 $106,992 12/21/2015
Peru 10/22/2015 $66,376 20 20 65 $197,370 12/1/2015
Philippines 10/14/2015 $260,378 91 91 121 $379,087 11/3/2015
Poland 11/27/2015 $0 0 11 11 $1,222,893 1/20/2016
Portugal 11/26/2015 $112,309 40 41 201 $589,124 6/9/2016
Qatar 11/26/2015 $54,337 7 7 17 $125,413 12/21/2015
Romania 11/27/2015 $157,795 57 57 158 $441,783 12/29/2015
Russia (CIS) 12/3/2015 $886,658 633 633 1559 $2,143,813 12/29/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 11/26/2015 $22,204 16 16 52 $107,579 1/26/2016
Singapore 10/15/2015 $316,213 34 34 132 $868,191 12/8/2015
Slovakia 12/3/2015 $30,402 52 52 111 $89,606 12/28/2015
Slovenia 11/26/2015 $9,381 11 11 33 $25,365 12/16/2015
South Korea 11/5/2015 $922,936 425 425 726 $1,768,065 12/16/2015
Spain 12/4/2015 $1,836,182 320 342 2261 $9,783,901 6/9/2016
Sweden 11/27/2015 $194,870 150 150 239 $882,675 9/5/2016
Switzerland 11/26/2015 $133,355 35 62 212 $796,407 6/9/2016
Taiwan 10/16/2015 $425,550 79 79 274 $1,270,978 12/8/2015
Thailand 10/22/2015 $88,415 51 51 120 $209,932 11/17/2015
Turkey 11/27/2015 $233,718 137 137 412 $886,198 1/13/2016
Ukraine 12/3/2015 $116,294 135 135 331 $281,690 1/20/2016
United Arab Emirates 11/26/2015 $350,391 38 38 103 $1,194,506 3/1/2016
United Kingdom 11/27/2015 $2,530,293 531 573 2788 $12,120,274 6/9/2016
Uruguay 11/5/2015 $20,755 12 12 40 $73,211 12/16/2015
Vietnam 10/23/2015 $22,961 25 26 61 $86,398 11/17/2015
 
Rest of World $2,200,832
 
International Total$89,200,000 9/5/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/7/20162134,450 134,450$2,284,306$2,284,3061
2/14/2016954,143-60% 188,593$919,890$3,204,1952
2/21/20161721,381-61% 209,974$363,263$3,567,4583
2/28/20162012,456-42% 222,430$211,627$3,779,0864

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/7/20163100,816 100,816$2,362,119$2,362,1191
2/14/2016938,873-61% 139,689$999,038$3,361,1572
2/21/20161321,059-46% 160,748$482,890$3,844,0473
2/28/2016159,965-53% 170,714$229,098$4,073,1454
3/6/2016178,502-15% 179,216$201,840$4,274,9855

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