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Dope (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,506,470Details
International Box Office $684,361Details
Worldwide Box Office $18,190,831
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $865,975 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $907,595 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,773,570
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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

Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
84% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 19th, 2015 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: July 16th, 2015 (Wide) (New Zealand)
August 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Netherlands)
August 20th, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
September 4th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Denmark)
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Video Release: September 29th, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence - all involving teens.
(Rating bulletin 2374, 5/20/2015)
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Narcotics, Los Angeles, Gangs, Graduation, African-American, Fugitive / On the Run
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Significant Productions, I Am Other Entertainment, Revolt Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,556 $67,570 Sep 11, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 535 $390,427 Sep 4, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,049 $15,110 Aug 28, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,414 $15,497 Aug 21, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,633 $20,797 Aug 14, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,664 $36,546 Aug 7, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,504 $73,329 Jul 31, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,537 $131,960 Jul 24, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,369 $297,352 Jul 17, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,349 $624,894 Jul 10, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,573 $1,118,117 Jul 3, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,143 $2,782,840 Jun 26, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,596 $6,100,010 Jun 19, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,257 2,002 Jun 19, 2015 3

Cast

   Malcolm
   Jib
   Diggy
Kimberly Elise    Lisa Hayes
Chanel Iman    Lily
Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson    De'Andre
Blake Anderson    Will
Zoe Kravitz    Nakia
A$AP Rocky    Dom
Quincy Brown    Jaleel
Keith Stanfield    Bug
Bruce Beatty    Mr. Bailey
De'aundre Bonds    Stacey
Julian Brand    Mario
Rick Fox    Councilman Blackmon
Christopher Glenn Wilson    Crip 1
Ricky Harris    Tannehill James
Wyking Jones    SAT Proctor
Amin Joseph    The Voice
George Ramirez    Fidel X
Allen Maldonado    Allen the Bouncer
Josh Meyer    DEA Tech
Mimi Michaels    A.J.'s Receptionist
Ashton Moio    Lance
Lidia Porto    Marta
Simmie Sims    Test Taker
Roger Guenveur Smith    Austin Jacoby
Vince Staples    Dom's Crew 1
Milton T.J. Taylor    Young Malcolm
Casey Jones    The Rapper
Forest Whitaker    The Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Rick Famuyliwa
Producer    Forest Whitaker
Producer    Nina Yang Bongiovi
Executive Producer    Michael Y. Chow
Executive Producer    Rick Famuyliwa
Executive Producer    David Lonner
Executive Producer    Pharrell Williams
Co-Producer    Mimi Valdes
Co-Producer    Caron Veazy
Co-Producer    David Grace
Co-Executive Producer    Sean Combs
Editor    Lee Haugen
Composer    Pharrell Williams
Composer    Germaine Franco
Director of Photography    Rachel Morrison
Assistant Director    Tony Steinberg
Assistant Director    Mark Oppenheimer
Art Director    Lawson Brown
Set Decorator    Christine Eyer
Casting Director    Kim Coleman
Sound Mixer    Mary Jo Devenney
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Mann
Re-recording Mixer    Laura Wiest
Supervising Sound Editor    Craig Mann

Home Market Numbers: Aladdin Shakes Things Up

November 11th, 2015

San Andreas

It was a strange week on the home market, as there were two new releases that could legitimately say they won on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for October 18th. San Andreas sold 801,000 units / $16.42 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 40%. This put it on top of the chart; however, Aladdin arguably had the better week, as it sold 706,000 units / $13.92 million, all of which was on Blu-ray. More...

Home Market Releases for October 13th, 2015

October 13th, 2015

Aladdin

There are two $100 million movies on this week's list of Home Market Releases: Spy, which earned more than $100 million domestically, and Tomorrowland, which merely cost more than $100 million to make. Spy is arguably the best release on this week's list, but the Blu-ray was already named Pick of the Week, so that honor is going to Aladdin's Blu-ray debut this week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Jurassic Still Roaring

June 30th, 2015

Jurassic World

As expected, there was a race for the top spot on the box office chart over the weekend; however, it was only a two-way race. Jurassic World and Inside Out both earned more than $50 million over the weekend and were in a relatively tight race for first place. On the other hand, Ted 2 struggled somewhat in third. To be fair, it still made enough to become a hit, but not enough to justify a third installment in the franchise. Meanwhile, Max did fine, assuming it didn't cost more than reported. Overall, the box office fell 25% from last weekend, but it still earned $184 million, which is 2.2% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2015 is ahead of 2014 by 5.1% at $5.37 billion to $5.11 billion. This is a great turnaround for a year that looked like it was going to drop below last year's pace. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Jurassic World Maintains Record-Breaking Run

June 23rd, 2015

Jurassic World

It looks like Jurassic World is on pace to top The Avengers to become the biggest movie ever, not directed by a Canadian. It earned over $100 million at the weekend and has already passed $400 million. Meanwhile, Inside Out had the second-best opening for a Pixar film. It was a great weekend at the box office and we really needed it. The overall box office was down 9.5% from last weekend, but it was still at $248 million, which is the ninth-biggest combined weekend box office. Compared to last year, the box office was 70% higher this year. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled in $5.08 billion, which is 5.2% or $250 million over 2014's pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pixar’s Second-Best Not Enough to Topple Jurassic World’s Second Weekend

June 21st, 2015

Jurassic World

Getting almost perfect reviews, a prime Summer slot, and no direct competition will be enough to propel Inside Out to the second-best opening ever for a Disney-Pixar film, and their best ever for a non-sequel (Toy Story 3 is their best ever with $110.3 million in 2010). But it won’t be enough for the animation house to record its 15th consecutive opening weekend win, thanks to the continued monster performance of Jurassic World. The monster movie is projected to earn $102 million, the second-biggest second weekend of all time. More...

Friday Estimates: Lots of Upside to Inside Out

June 20th, 2015

Inside Out

Inside Out earned first place during its first day of release with an estimated $34.238 million on Friday. By comparison, the most recent Pixar film, Monsters University, pulled in $30.47 million during its first day of release. With Jurassic World in second place with $29 million on Friday, could Inside Out pull off a surprise weekend win? More...

Weekend Predictions: Inside Out and Upside Down

June 19th, 2015

Inside Out

For the past few months, 2015 had been struggling to keep pace with 2014. Worse still, 2014 wasn't a great year at the box office either. However, that changed with the record-breaking release of Jurassic World. Even if the film falls 60% this weekend, it will still lead the way over Inside Out. For the first time in their history, a Pixar film is expected to open in second place, but they have a good shot of continuing their record of having an opening weekend between $62.58 million and $70.47 million (which has been true of all but three of their films since 2001). That's incredible reliability. Dope is the other wide release, but it is barely opening truly wide and the worst case scenario has it failing to reach the top five. This weekend last year, there were five films that earned $10 million or more. This year, there might be just two. However, last year, Think Like a Man Too was the top film with under $30 million. Jurassic World might earn three times than and Inside Out should at least double that. 2015 should be carried on Jurassic World's wave and easily come out on top of the year-over-year competition. More...

Contest: Documenting Your Success

June 12th, 2015

While there are technically two wide releases coming out next week, Inside Out and Dope, Inside Out is by far the bigger of the two releases. As such, is 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 Inside Out.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize featuring one of the three documentaries we are giving away this week: If You Build It on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize featuring The Swirl on DVD. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize featuring Where Was God? on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: June

June 1st, 2015

Inside Out

May turned out to be softer than anticipated with The Avengers: Age of Ultron missing expectations by about $100 million. Additionally, only Pitch Perfect 2 really topped expectations. May 2015 kept pace with May of 2014, more or less. June doesn't have any films as strong as Age of Ultron, but there are two films that should have no trouble getting to $200 million. Those two films are Jurassic World and Inside Out and I'm not sure which one will turn out to be the biggest hit of the month. Last June, the biggest hit was Transformers: Age of Extinction, but both Jurassic World and Inside Out should top that film, albeit by small margins. On the other hand, last June had four other films that reached $100 million, while this time around only Spy! and Ted 2 have a real shot at that milestone. 2015 is stronger at the top, but has weaker depth. It will be interesting to see if 2015 will keep pace with 2014 over the course of the full month. 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
2015/06/19 5 $6,100,010   2,002 $3,047   $6,100,010 3
2015/06/26 7 $2,782,840 -54% 1,851 $1,503   $11,697,218 10
2015/07/03 10 $1,118,117 -60% 863 $1,296   $14,124,389 17
2015/07/10 15 $624,894 -44% 380 $1,644   $15,480,118 24
2015/07/17 20 $297,352 -52% 221 $1,345   $16,118,815 31
2015/07/24 27 $131,960 -56% 115 $1,147   $16,412,521 38
2015/07/31 33 $73,329 -44% 68 $1,078   $16,564,046 45
2015/08/07 45 $36,546 -50% 38 $962   $16,647,363 52
2015/08/14 57 $20,797 -43% 28 $743   $16,694,969 59
2015/08/21 63 $15,497 -25% 18 $861   $16,726,170 66
2015/08/28 63 $15,110 -2% 14 $1,079   $16,760,053 73
2015/09/04 31 $390,427 +2,484% 1,023 $382   $17,169,612 80
2015/09/11 44 $67,570 -83% 107 $631   $17,474,107 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/19 4 $2,377,898   2,002 $1,188   $2,377,898 1
2015/06/20 5 $2,044,992 -14% 2,002 $1,021   $4,422,890 2
2015/06/21 5 $1,677,120 -18% 2,002 $838   $6,100,010 3
2015/06/22 5 $788,250 -53% 2,002 $394   $6,888,260 4
2015/06/23 5 $851,310 +8% 2,002 $425   $7,739,570 5
2015/06/24 5 $638,483 -25% 2,002 $319   $8,378,053 6
2015/06/25 5 $536,325 -16% 2,002 $268   $8,914,378 7
2015/06/26 7 $838,659 +56% 1,851 $453   $9,753,037 8
2015/06/27 7 $1,123,804 +34% 1,851 $607   $10,876,841 9
2015/06/28 7 $820,377 -27% 1,851 $443   $11,697,218 10
2015/06/29 7 $418,393 -49% 1,851 $226   $12,115,611 11
2015/06/30 7 $364,002 -13% 1,851 $197   $12,479,613 12
2015/07/01 10 $229,982 -37% 863 $266   $12,709,595 13
2015/07/02 9 $296,677 +29% 863 $344   $13,006,272 14
2015/07/03 10 $448,485 +51% 863 $520   $13,454,757 15
2015/07/04 11 $282,545 -37% 863 $327   $13,737,302 16
2015/07/05 9 $387,087 +37% 863 $449   $14,124,389 17
2015/07/06 10 $205,156 -47% 863 $238   $14,329,545 18
2015/07/07 10 $211,311 +3% 863 $245   $14,540,856 19
2015/07/08 10 $183,841 -13% 863 $213   $14,724,697 20
2015/07/09 10 $130,527 -29% 863 $151   $14,855,224 21
2015/07/10 14 $184,139 +41% 380 $485   $15,039,363 22
2015/07/11 15 $250,429 +36% 380 $659   $15,289,792 23
2015/07/12 15 $190,326 -24% 380 $501   $15,480,118 24
2015/07/13 14 $89,453 -53% 380 $235   $15,569,571 25
2015/07/14 15 $97,504 +9% 380 $257   $15,667,075 26
2015/07/15 14 $88,729 -9% 380 $233   $15,755,804 27
2015/07/16 15 $65,659 -26% 380 $173   $15,821,463 28
2015/07/17 - $88,432 +35% 221 $400   $15,909,895 29
2015/07/18 - $119,383 +35% 221 $540   $16,029,278 30
2015/07/19 - $89,537 -25% 221 $405   $16,118,815 31
2015/07/20 - $44,768 -50% 221 $203   $16,163,583 32
2015/07/21 - $44,850 n/c 221 $203   $16,208,433 33
2015/07/22 - $38,571 -14% 221 $175   $16,247,004 34
2015/07/23 - $33,557 -13% 221 $152   $16,280,561 35
2015/07/24 - $40,592 +21% 115 $353   $16,321,153 36
2015/07/25 - $49,928 +23% 115 $434   $16,371,081 37
2015/07/26 - $41,440 -17% 115 $360   $16,412,521 38
2015/07/27 - $20,720 -50% 115 $180   $16,433,241 39
2015/07/28 - $21,341 +3% 115 $186   $16,454,582 40
2015/07/29 - $17,713 -17% 115 $154   $16,472,295 41
2015/07/30 - $18,422 +4% 115 $160   $16,490,717 42
2015/07/31 - $22,060 +20% 68 $324   $16,512,777 43
2015/08/01 - $28,016 +27% 68 $412   $16,540,793 44
2015/08/02 - $23,253 -17% 68 $342   $16,564,046 45
2015/08/03 - $11,626 -50% 68 $171   $16,575,672 46
2015/08/04 - $12,789 +10% 68 $188   $16,588,461 47
2015/08/05 - $12,150 -5% 68 $179   $16,600,611 48
2015/08/06 - $10,206 -16% 68 $150   $16,610,817 49
2015/08/07 - $11,056 +8% 38 $291   $16,621,873 50
2015/08/08 - $14,483 +31% 38 $381   $16,636,356 51
2015/08/09 - $11,007 -24% 38 $290   $16,647,363 52
2015/08/10 - $6,164 -44% 38 $162   $16,653,527 53
2015/08/11 - $7,890 +28% 38 $208   $16,661,417 54
2015/08/12 - $7,416 -6% 38 $195   $16,668,833 55
2015/08/13 - $5,339 -28% 38 $141   $16,674,172 56
2015/08/14 - $5,825 +9% 28 $208   $16,679,997 57
2015/08/15 - $7,922 +36% 28 $283   $16,687,919 58
2015/08/16 - $7,050 -11% 28 $252   $16,694,969 59
2015/08/17 - $3,595 -49% 28 $128   $16,698,564 60
2015/08/18 - $5,177 +44% 28 $185   $16,703,741 61
2015/08/19 - $3,727 -28% 28 $133   $16,707,468 62
2015/08/20 - $3,205 -14% 28 $114   $16,710,673 63
2015/08/21 - $4,014 +25% 18 $223   $16,714,687 64
2015/08/22 - $5,981 +49% 18 $332   $16,720,668 65
2015/08/23 - $5,502 -8% 18 $306   $16,726,170 66
2015/08/24 - $4,731 -14% 18 $263   $16,730,901 67
2015/08/25 - $3,217 -32% 18 $179   $16,734,118 68
2015/08/26 - $5,758 +79% 18 $320   $16,739,876 69
2015/08/27 - $5,067 -12% 18 $282   $16,744,943 70
2015/08/28 - $5,618 +11% 14 $401   $16,750,561 71
2015/08/29 - $6,124 +9% 14 $437   $16,756,685 72
2015/08/30 - $3,368 -45% 14 $241   $16,760,053 73
2015/08/31 - $2,728 -19% 14 $195   $16,762,781 74
2015/09/01 - $3,410 +25% 14 $244   $16,766,191 75
2015/09/02 - $3,512 +3% 14 $251   $16,769,703 76
2015/09/03 - $9,482 +170% 14 $677   $16,779,185 77
2015/09/04 - $101,423 +970% 1,023 $99   $16,880,608 78
2015/09/05 - $140,978 +39% 1,023 $138   $17,021,586 79
2015/09/06 - $148,026 +5% 1,023 $145   $17,169,612 80
2015/09/07 - $109,575 -26% 1,023 $107   $17,279,187 81
2015/09/08 - $46,021 -58% 1,023 $45   $17,325,208 82
2015/09/09 - $43,260 -6% 1,023 $42   $17,368,468 83
2015/09/10 - $38,069 -12% 1,023 $37   $17,406,537 84
2015/09/11 - $21,592 -43% 107 $202   $17,428,129 85
2015/09/12 - $27,206 +26% 107 $254   $17,455,335 86
2015/09/13 - $18,772 -31% 107 $175   $17,474,107 87
2015/09/14 - $9,386 -50% 107 $88   $17,483,493 88
2015/09/15 - $8,447 -10% 107 $79   $17,491,940 89
2015/09/16 - $7,940 -6% 107 $74   $17,499,880 90
2015/09/17 - $6,590 -17% 107 $62   $17,506,470 91

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/19 5 $8,914,378   2,002 $4,453   $8,914,378 7
2015/06/26 9 $4,091,894 -54% 863 $4,741   $13,006,272 14
2015/07/03 10 $1,848,952 -55% 863 $2,142   $14,855,224 21
2015/07/10 16 $966,239 -48% 380 $2,543   $15,821,463 28
2015/07/17 20 $459,098 -52% 221 $2,077   $16,280,561 35
2015/07/24 28 $210,156 -54% 115 $1,827   $16,490,717 42
2015/07/31 34 $120,100 -43% 68 $1,766   $16,610,817 49
2015/08/07 44 $63,355 -47% 38 $1,667   $16,674,172 56
2015/08/14 56 $36,501 -42% 28 $1,304   $16,710,673 63
2015/08/21 57 $34,270 -6% 18 $1,904   $16,744,943 70
2015/08/28 59 $34,242 n/c 14 $2,446   $16,779,185 77
2015/09/04 30 $627,352 +1,732% 1,023 $613   $17,406,537 84
2015/09/11 44 $99,933 -84% 107 $934   $17,506,470 91

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 8/20/2015 $32,414 10 10 40 $117,599 12/1/2015
Denmark 9/24/2015 $542 1 1 1 $3,241 10/6/2015
France 11/4/2015 $131,397 63 63 63 $131,397 11/10/2015
Germany 1/28/2016 $15,447 102 102 110 $71,910 6/9/2016
Netherlands 8/6/2015 $0 0 8 11 $219,841 9/22/2015
New Zealand 7/16/2015 $0 0 1 5 $19,686 10/27/2015
South Africa 10/9/2015 $2,722 6 7 15 $5,940 11/3/2015
Spain 12/11/2015 $2,424 10 10 11 $3,437 12/29/2015
United Kingdom 9/4/2015 $60,457 102 102 128 $111,310 11/3/2015
 
International Total$684,361 6/9/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/18/20151517,432 17,432$295,995$295,9953

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/18/20151114,685 14,685$292,811$292,8113

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