The Call

The Call poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,872,378Details
International Box Office $7,066,390
Worldwide Box Office $58,938,768
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,261,422 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,578,542 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,839,964
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Synopsis

When veteran 911 operator, Jordan, takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 15th, 2013 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: June 25th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing content and some language.
(Rating bulletin 2261, 2/26/2013)
Keywords: Serial Killer, Kidnap, Rescue
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: TriStar Pictures, Stage 6 Films, Troika Pictures, WWE Studios, Amasia Entertainment, Apotheosis Media Group

DVD Sales: New Releases Feel Despicable

The new releases were terrible this week with only two of them reaching the top 30 and none of them reached the top 5 on the July 7th, 2013 DVD sales chart. Despicable Me rose to first place with 196,000 units / $2.19 million for the week for totals of 8.96 million units / $147.10 million. More...

DVD Sales: Calling New Releases

There was a quartet of new releases spread throughout the June 30th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart. None were major hits, but at least The Call earned first place with 225,000 units / $3.88 million during its first week of release. It was only a midlevel hit at the box office, so this opening is on par with expectations, given the current state of the overall DVD market. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Holdovers Slay New Releases

There were only three new releases to chart on the June 30th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart, but all three of them reached the top ten. That said, Jack the Giant Killer remained in first place with 90,000 units / $2.24 million over the week for a total of 313,000 units / $7.40 million after two. More...

Home Market Numbers: Home Market is No Giant

As expected, the overall home market was not as good. The best new release for the week of June 30th, 2013, The Call, only managed third place on Blu-ray. Needless to say, the overall Blu-ray market fell 20% in terms of units an 21% in terms of revenue when compared to last week. The totals were 656,000 units and $15.70 million, which was 31% lower in terms of units and 25% lower in terms of revenue, when compared to last year. The overall Blu-ray share sank to 27% in terms of units and 35% in terms of revenue. This is a bad result, but the new releases have been bad for a while now. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 25th, 2013

It's summer time. Long time readers know what that means for the home market. It's bad news. There are a couple of first-run releases to come out: The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The former was a solid midlevel hit earning more than $50 million on a $13 million budget. The latter bombed. Neither one is a contender for Pick of the Week. There are a couple limited releases that might rise to that level, but I think the best release is Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete Second Season on DVD. Unfortunately, the screener arrived late so I haven't had a chance to review it, and I hate handing out that honor when till after I give the screener a full review. Fortunately, there is a screener that arrived late that is worth that honor: My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Croods Club Competition

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

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Need to be Hungry

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

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oz Still Great

As expected, Oz the Great and Powerful easily won the box office race this weekend matching predictions nearly perfectly. The Call was a surprise hit, but unfortunately, the other wide release for the week, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, failed to find an audience. The overall box office fell 23% from last weekend to $107 million. Its decline from last year was much smaller at just 2.9%, but with 2013 so far behind 2012, any loss is still troubling. We really need to close the gap, which is now at 12% at $2.14 billion to $1.88 billion. Next weekend, it is just going to get worse. More...

Weekend Predictions: Close Call for Wonderstone?

There are two wide releases opening this week, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and The Call, but nearly everyone thinks Oz the Great and Powerful will repeat on top of the chart. Last year, 21 Jump Street opened with $36 million. Oz should match that, but 2012 still had better depth, so 2013 could be in a little bit of trouble on the year-over-year comparison. More...

2013 Preview: March

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

Cast

Halle Berry    Jordan
Abigail Breslin    Casey Welson
Morris Chestnut    Pual Phillips
Michael Eklund    Michael Foster
David Otunga    Jake Devans
Michael Imperioli    Alan Denado
Justina Machado    Rachel
Jose Zuniga    Marco
Roma Maffia    Maddy
Evie Louise Thompson    Leah Templeton
Denise Dowse    Flora
Ella Rae Peck    Autumn

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Brad Anderson
Screenwriter    Richard D'Ovidio
Story Creator    Richard D'Ovidio
Story Creator    Nicole D'Ovidio
Story Creator    Jon Bokenkamp
Cinematographer    Thomas Yatsko
Cinematographer    Avi Youbian
Composer    John Debney
Music Supervisor    David A. Helfant
Production Designer    Franco G. Carbone
Art Director    Charlie Campbell
Set Decorator    Robert Gould
Costume Designer    Magali Guidasci
Sound Mixer    Edward Tise
Sound Designer    Lon Bender
Re-recording Mixer    Marc Fishman
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Minkler
Special Effects Coordinator    Steve Shines
Visual Effects Supervisor    Lauren Mayer-Beug
Visual Effects Supervisor    Nathan Boldman
Stunt Coordinator    Mark Chadwick
Stunt Coordinator    Dennis McCarthy
Stunt Coordinator    Kanin Howell
Assistant Director    Gary Rake
Casting Director    Sheila Jaffe
Casting Director    Vanessa Spencer

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/15 2 $6,180,553   2,507 $2,465   $6,180,553 1
2013/03/16 2 $6,844,212 +11% 2,507 $2,730   $13,024,765 2
2013/03/17 2 $4,093,980 -40% 2,507 $1,633   $17,118,745 3
2013/03/18 2 $1,253,974 -69% 2,507 $500   $18,372,719 4
2013/03/19 2 $1,558,947 +24% 2,507 $622   $19,931,666 5
2013/03/20 2 $1,170,623 -25% 2,507 $467   $21,102,289 6
2013/03/21 2 $1,101,832 -6% 2,507 $440   $22,204,121 7
2013/03/22 4 $2,673,485 +143% 2,507 $1,066   $24,877,606 8
2013/03/23 4 $3,921,976 +47% 2,507 $1,564   $28,799,582 9
2013/03/24 4 $2,305,474 -41% 2,507 $920   $31,105,056 10
2013/03/25 4 $826,670 -64% 2,507 $330   $31,931,726 11
2013/03/26 4 $1,049,081 +27% 2,507 $418   $32,980,807 12
2013/03/27 4 $794,230 -24% 2,507 $317   $33,775,037 13
2013/03/28 5 $905,179 +14% 2,507 $361   $34,680,216 14
2013/03/29 7 $1,746,460 +93% 2,439 $716   $36,426,676 15
2013/03/30 7 $1,909,422 +9% 2,439 $783   $38,336,098 16
2013/03/31 7 $1,269,793 -33% 2,439 $521   $39,605,891 17
2013/04/01 7 $653,968 -48% 2,439 $268   $40,259,859 18
2013/04/02 7 $653,930 n/c 2,439 $268   $40,913,789 19
2013/04/03 7 $528,613 -19% 2,439 $217   $41,442,402 20
2013/04/04 7 $538,691 +2% 2,439 $221   $41,981,093 21
2013/04/05 9 $1,125,834 +109% 2,002 $562   $43,106,927 22
2013/04/06 9 $1,516,763 +35% 2,002 $758   $44,623,690 23
2013/04/07 9 $857,651 -43% 2,002 $428   $45,481,341 24
2013/04/08 9 $246,804 -71% 2,002 $123   $45,728,145 25
2013/04/09 9 $345,478 +40% 2,002 $173   $46,073,623 26
2013/04/10 9 $267,922 -22% 2,002 $134   $46,341,545 27
2013/04/11 9 $280,548 +5% 2,002 $140   $46,622,093 28
2013/04/12 12 $568,564 +103% 1,630 $349   $47,190,657 29
2013/04/13 12 $894,036 +57% 1,630 $548   $48,084,693 30
2013/04/14 12 $489,522 -45% 1,630 $300   $48,574,215 31
2013/04/15 12 $143,980 -71% 1,630 $88   $48,718,195 32
2013/04/16 12 $197,446 +37% 1,630 $121   $48,915,641 33
2013/04/17 12 $148,779 -25% 1,630 $91   $49,064,420 34
2013/04/18 12 $157,729 +6% 1,630 $97   $49,222,149 35
2013/04/19 - $255,550 +62% 977 $262   $49,477,699 36
2013/04/20 - $400,447 +57% 977 $410   $49,878,146 37
2013/04/21 - $222,297 -44% 977 $228   $50,100,443 38
2013/04/22 - $69,507 -69% 977 $71   $50,169,950 39
2013/04/23 - $90,880 +31% 977 $93   $50,260,830 40
2013/04/24 - $75,974 -16% 977 $78   $50,336,804 41
2013/04/25 - $66,829 -12% 977 $68   $50,403,633 42
2013/04/26 - $98,423 +47% 513 $192   $50,502,056 43
2013/04/27 - $143,429 +46% 513 $280   $50,645,485 44
2013/04/28 - $82,203 -43% 513 $160   $50,727,688 45
2013/05/03 - $28,480   200 $142   $50,870,177 50
2013/05/04 - $42,017 +48% 200 $210   $50,912,194 51
2013/05/05 - $22,243 -47% 200 $111   $50,934,437 52
2013/05/10 - $28,865   121 $239   $51,005,268 57
2013/05/11 - $43,254 +50% 121 $357   $51,048,522 58
2013/05/12 - $20,865 -52% 121 $172   $51,069,387 59
2013/05/17 - $50,416   229 $220   $51,154,410 64
2013/05/18 - $81,538 +62% 229 $356   $51,235,948 65
2013/05/19 - $83,414 +2% 229 $364   $51,319,362 66
2013/05/24 - $42,410   166 $255   $51,444,331 71
2013/05/25 - $56,761 +34% 166 $342   $51,501,092 72
2013/05/26 - $55,837 -2% 166 $336   $51,556,929 73
2013/05/27 - $38,443 -31% 166 $232   $51,595,372 74
2013/05/31 - $31,452   138 $228   $51,670,280 78
2013/06/01 - $49,206 +56% 138 $357   $51,719,486 79
2013/06/02 - $32,604 -34% 138 $236   $51,752,090 80
2013/06/07 - $21,238   91 $233   $51,825,214 85
2013/06/08 - $28,362 +34% 91 $312   $51,853,576 86
2013/06/09 - $18,802 -34% 91 $207   $51,872,378 87

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/15 2 $17,118,745   2,507 $6,828   $17,118,745 3
2013/03/22 4 $8,900,935 -48% 2,507 $3,550   $31,105,056 10
2013/03/29 7 $4,925,675 -45% 2,439 $2,020   $39,605,891 17
2013/04/05 9 $3,500,248 -29% 2,002 $1,748   $45,481,341 24
2013/04/12 12 $1,952,122 -44% 1,630 $1,198   $48,574,215 31
2013/04/19 15 $878,294 -55% 977 $899   $50,100,443 38
2013/04/26 21 $324,055 -63% 513 $632   $50,727,688 45
2013/05/03 28 $92,740 -71% 200 $464   $50,934,437 52
2013/05/10 30 $92,984 n/c 121 $768   $51,069,387 59
2013/05/17 21 $215,368 +132% 229 $940   $51,319,362 66
2013/05/24 24 $155,008 -28% 166 $934   $51,556,929 73
2013/05/31 23 $113,262 -27% 138 $821   $51,752,090 80
2013/06/07 33 $68,402 -40% 91 $752   $51,872,378 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/20131224,535 224,535$3,879,965$3,879,9651
7/7/20133124,461-45% 348,996$2,484,242$6,364,2062
7/14/20131251,702-58% 400,698$1,033,523$7,397,7293
7/21/20132426,809-48% 427,507$529,478$7,927,2074
8/4/20132810,042 462,163$148,019$8,419,5766

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/2013376,914 76,914$1,787,478$1,787,4781
7/7/2013733,421-57% 110,335$834,185$2,621,6632
7/14/20131315,187-55% 125,522$371,019$2,992,6823
7/21/2013129,950-34% 135,472$198,496$3,191,1784

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