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The Call (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,872,378Details
International Box Office $17,949,098Details
Worldwide Box Office $69,821,476
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,663,928 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,653,346 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $14,317,274
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,800,000
Domestic Releases: March 15th, 2013 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: March 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Malaysia)
March 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
March 22nd, 2013 (Wide) (Lithuania)
April 5th, 2013 (Wide) (Estonia)
April 11th, 2013 (Wide) (Argentina)
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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)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Serial Killer, Kidnap, Rescue
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tri-Star Pictures, Stage 6 Films, Troika Pictures, WWE Studios, Amasia Entertainment, Apotheosis Media Group
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,535 $68,402 Jun 7, 2013 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,410 $113,262 May 31, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,357 $155,008 May 24, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,335 $215,368 May 17, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,397 $92,984 May 10, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,787 $92,740 May 3, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,021 $324,055 Apr 26, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,711 $878,294 Apr 19, 2013 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,238 $50,100,443 Apr 19, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,484 $1,952,122 Apr 12, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,347 $3,500,248 Apr 5, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,452 $4,925,675 Mar 29, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,200 $8,900,935 Mar 22, 2013 10
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 128 $17,118,745 Mar 15, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,010 $17,118,745 Mar 15, 2013 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,552 2,507 Mar 15, 2013 3
Biggest March Day at the Domestic Box Office 288 $6,844,212 Mar 16, 2013 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,646 $6,844,212 Mar 16, 2013 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,370 $6,180,553 Mar 15, 2013 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,373 2.77 Mar 15, 2013 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,563 36.1% Mar 15, 2013 1

Cast

   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   
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

DVD Sales: New Releases Feel Despicable

September 19th, 2013

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...

Home Market Numbers: Home Market is No Giant

September 12th, 2013

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...

Blu-ray Sales: Holdovers Slay New Releases

September 12th, 2013

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...

DVD Sales: Calling New Releases

September 12th, 2013

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...

Home Market Numbers: Jack Slays the Home Market

August 21st, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer was thought to be a potential monster hit at the box office. You don't spend nearly $200 million on a movie unless you think it will be a monster hit. However, it bombed in theaters and it is doing no better on the home market. Sadly, it led this week's list of new releases, which explains why the overall Blu-ray sales were so much weaker than last week. Overall 858,000 units were sold generating $20.83 million in total sales. This was 44% lower in terms of units and 38% lower in terms of revenue. Fortunately, this was still better than last year by 16% in terms of units and 19% in terms of revenue. DVD sales held on better on a week-over-week comparison, which resulted in the overall Blu-ray share falling to 33% in terms of units and 42% in terms of revenue. More...

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

June 24th, 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

March 25th, 2013

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

March 22nd, 2013

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

March 18th, 2013

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 Estimates: Oz, Call and Breakers Have Magic, Burt Blunders

March 17th, 2013

There are definite signs of life at the box office this weekend, thanks to continued good numbers for Oz the Great and Powerful, an above-expected debut for The Call and a gigantic performance in limited release for Spring Breakers. Those three bright spots do something to compensate for a horrible $10 million opening for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which might have fared better with a Summer release, but still casts some doubt on the star power of Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. More...

Weekend Predictions: Close Call for Wonderstone?

March 15th, 2013

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...

Contest: Incredible Odds

March 7th, 2013

There are two wide releases coming out next week: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and The Call. Nearly everyone thinks The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will easily be the bigger of the two films. Of course, most think it will have to settle for second place. Regardless, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Lay the Favorite on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Lay the Favorite on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!

To enter, send your prediction for the opening weekend gross, along with your name, address and phone number to contests@the-numbers.com. The winner will be determined on March 18th, 2013 once we have the official opening weekend results.

In the meantime, here's a deleted scene from the movie:

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2013 Preview: March

March 1st, 2013

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...

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
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

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/15 2 $22,204,121   2,507 $8,857   $22,204,121 7
2013/03/22 4 $12,476,095 -44% 2,507 $4,977   $34,680,216 14
2013/03/29 7 $7,300,877 -41% 2,439 $2,993   $41,981,093 21
2013/04/05 9 $4,641,000 -36% 2,002 $2,318   $46,622,093 28
2013/04/12 12 $2,600,056 -44% 1,630 $1,595   $49,222,149 35
2013/04/19 15 $1,181,484 -55% 977 $1,209   $50,403,633 42
2013/04/26 21 $438,064 -63% 513 $854   $50,841,697 49
2013/05/03 28 $134,706 -69% 200 $674   $50,976,403 56
2013/05/10 31 $127,591 -5% 121 $1,054   $51,103,994 63
2013/05/17 22 $297,927 +134% 229 $1,301   $51,401,921 70
2013/05/24 24 $193,451 -35% 166 $1,165   $51,595,372 77
2013/05/31 22 $165,148 -15% 138 $1,197   $51,803,976 84
2013/06/07 39 $68,402 -59% 91 $752   $51,872,378 91

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 4/11/2013 $318,295 48 58 159 $910,787 12/14/2015
Brazil 4/12/2013 $282,001 141 141 278 $612,396 12/14/2015
Estonia 4/5/2013 $4,134 2 2 2 $4,134 12/14/2015
Iceland 4/26/2013 $6,768 4 4 4 $9,676 12/14/2015
Latvia 4/12/2013 $7,882 4 4 9 $20,172 12/14/2015
Lebanon 4/11/2013 $48,653 14 17 38 $156,915 12/14/2015
Lithuania 3/22/2013 $9,427 5 6 17 $26,003 12/14/2015
Malaysia 3/14/2013 $0 0 34 45 $213,074 12/14/2015
Romania 4/19/2013 $27,443 30 30 58 $50,816 12/14/2015
Russia (CIS) 3/14/2013 $0 0 480 486 $15,945,125 12/14/2015
 
International Total$17,949,098 12/14/2015

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
7/21/20132726,809-48% 427,507$529,478$7,927,2074
8/4/20133016,162 466,709$233,056$8,482,5936

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/2013376,150 76,150$1,766,676$1,766,6761
7/7/2013732,968-57% 109,118$822,889$2,589,5652
7/14/20131314,662-56% 123,780$358,184$2,947,7493
7/21/2013129,529-35% 133,309$190,110$3,137,8594

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