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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,665Details
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Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
83% - Certified Fresh
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 6th, 2012 (Limited) by Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Video Release: July 10th, 2012 by Wrekin Hill Entertainment, released as Comic - Con Episode IV: A Fans Hope
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sex and drug references, language and brief horror images.
(Rating bulletin 2214, 3/14/2012)
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Video Game, Movie Business, Artists, Writing and Writers, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Gratuitous Cameos, Comic Industry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Thomas Tull, Warrior Poets
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,342 $2,610 Apr 27, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,494 $6,589 Apr 20, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,977 $9,609 Apr 13, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,353 $8,203 Apr 6, 2012 3


Holly Conrad    Herself
James Darling    Himself
Guillermo Del Toro    Himself
Seth Green    Himself
Se Young Kang    Himself
Harry Knowles    Himself
Stan Lee    Himself
Frank Miller    Himself
Eli Roth    Himself
Chuck Rozanski    Himself
Joss Whedon    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Morgan Spurlock
Producer    Jeremy Chilnick
Producer    Matthew Galkin
Producer    Thomas Tull
Screenwriter    Morgan Spurlock
Screenwriter    Jeremy Chilnick
Executive Producer    Harry Knowles
Executive Producer    Gil Champsion
Executive Producer    Stan Lee
Executive Producer    Jack Selby
Executive Producer    Benjamin Statler
Executive Producer    Joss Whedon

Per Theater Chart: Damsels in Delight

April 10th, 2012

Damsels in Distress topped the per theater chart with an average of $14,647 in four theaters. This suggests some potential to expand, although it is too soon to tell if the film will earn some measure of mainstream success. Bully slipped to second place with an average of $12,292 in six theaters, but it should expand now that it has been given a PG-13 rating. We Have a Pope surprised with an average of $10,456 in three theaters. More...

Are Limited Releases Spreading Hope or Distress?

April 6th, 2012

It's a pretty big week for limited releases, although due to the holidays, we don't have hard theater counts for most of them. There are a large number of films that are earning some real measure of buzz and / or very positive reviews. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope might have had the best hope at finding an audience, but it is coming out on Video on Demand as well as in theaters. Likewise, The Hunter has an impressive cast and good reviews, but opened Video on Demand previously, and that tends to kill a film's box office chances. Damsels in Distress could be the big hit as well as it does have a few actors, and a director, that have Indie cred. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/06 63 $8,203   3 $2,734   $8,203 3
2012/04/13 71 $9,609 +17% 4 $2,402   $18,987 10
2012/04/20 78 $6,589 -31% 6 $1,098   $27,635 17
2012/04/27 93 $2,610 -60% 5 $522   $34,665 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/06 75 $9,378   3 $3,126   $9,378 7
2012/04/13 75 $11,668 +24% 4 $2,917   $21,046 14
2012/04/20 79 $11,009 -6% 6 $1,835   $32,055 21
2012/04/27 89 $2,610 -76% 5 $522   $34,665 28

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