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Draft Day (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,842,237Details
International Box Office $434,667Details
Worldwide Box Office $29,276,904
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,893,445 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,154,604 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,048,049
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
65% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 11th, 2014 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: June 5th, 2014 (Wide) (Singapore)
June 19th, 2014 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
June 27th, 2014 (Wide) (Vietnam)
July 3rd, 2014 (Wide) (Portugal)
July 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Bolivia)
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Video Release: September 2nd, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language and sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2305, 1/15/2015)
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: Split Screen, One Day, Gratuitous Cameos, Football, Corporate Life, Underdog
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,311 $18,306 Jun 13, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,136 $42,844 Jun 6, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,913 $85,012 May 30, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,458 $77,625 May 23, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,499 $369,998 May 16, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,403 $849,939 May 9, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,605 $1,382,280 May 2, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,390 $2,783,208 Apr 25, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,935 $5,713,076 Apr 18, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,866 $9,783,603 Apr 11, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,154 2,781 Apr 11, 2014 3

Cast

   Sonny Weaver Jr.
Jennifer Garner    Ali
Denis Leary    Coach Penn
Frank Langella    Anthony Molina
Sam Elliott    Coach Moore
Ellen Burstyn    Barb Weaver
Chadwick Boseman    Vontae Mack
Terry Crews    Earl Jennings
Josh Pence    Bo Callahan
Timothy Simons    Marx
Wade Williams    O'Reilly
W. Earl Brown    Ralph Mowry
Sean "Puffy" Combs    Chris Crawford
Rosanna Arquette    Angie
David Ramsey    Thompson
Chi McBride    Walt Gordon
Brad William Henke    Tony "Bagel" Bagli
Griffin Newman    Rick
Kevin Dunn    Marvin
Patrick St. Esprit    Tom Michaels
Arian Foster    Ray Jennings
Christopher Cousins    Max Stone
Pat Healy    Jeff Carson
Laura Steinel    Heather
Wallace Langham    Pete Begler
Dave Donaldson    Danny
Enre Laney    Attractive Woman
Bernard Canepari    War Room Scout
Christopher Mele    War Room Scout
Leilani Barrett    War Room Scout
Michael Cipiti    War Room Scout
Justin Zabor    War Room Scout
Aswan Harris    War Room Intern
Tom Welling    Brian Drew
John Lee    Locker Room Player
Erin Drake    Seahawks Fan
Quincy Dunn-Baker    Seahawks Fan
Gregory D. Rush    Phil
Tom Headlee    Wyndham
Patrick Breen    Bill Zotti
David Dunn    Vontae's Agent
Stephen Hill    Robert Starks
James Brewer    Nate Davies
Ramses Barden    Draft Day Player
Zoltan Mesko    Draft Day Player
Demario Davis    Draft Day Player
Margot Danis    Bo Callahan's Girlfriend
Emil Boccio    Agent
Leanora Haselrig    Vontae's Girlfriend
Jennifer McMahan    Brian Drew's Wife
Sophie Guest    Brian Drew's Daughter
Brenda Adrine    Vontae's Grandmother
Edwina Hadley    Vontae's Grandmother
Aaron Hill    Andre Bello
Michael Fisher    Football Coordinator

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Rajiv Joseph
Screenwriter    Scott Rothman
Producer    Ivan Reitman
Producer    Ali Bell
Producer    Joe Medjuck
Executive Producer    Tom Pollock
Executive Producer    Michael Beugg
Executive Producer    Gigi Pritzker
Producer    William Lischak
Executive Producer    Michael Nathanson
Director of Photography    Eric Steelberg
Production Designer    Stephen Altman
Editor    Sheldon Kahn
Editor    Dana E. Glauberman
Costume Designer    Frank Fleming
Composer    John Debney
Casting Director    John Papsidera
Assistant Director    Jason A. Blumenfeld
Associate Producer    Jason Blumenfeld
Associate Producer    Alex Plapinger
Music Supervisor    Tracy McKnight
Art Director    John E. Bucklin
Set Decorator    Maria Nay
Sound Mixer    Steven A. Morrow
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael J. Benavente
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Bourgeois
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mat Krentz
Visual Effects Producer    Jodie Camilleri
Second Unit Camera    Cale Finot
Stunt Coordinator    Richard Fike

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 2nd, 2014

September 2nd, 2014

It is officially the start of Christmas shopping season, sort of. It is also the first day of school for a lot of children, so there are not a lot of new releases coming out this week. Draft Day is the biggest first-run release of the week and while its reviews were good, it likely won't appeal to most people. There are also a ton of TV on DVD releases coming out this week, but the only two I'm interested in are It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 9 and New Girl: Season 3, and in both cases I'm waiting for the screener. As for Pick of the Week Contenders, only Night Moves - DVD or Blu-ray and Years of Living Dangerously - The Complete Showtime Series - DVD come close. In the end I went with Years of Living Dangerously. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Captain America Reaches Milestone, Transcendence Sinks

April 22nd, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

Captain America: The Winter Soldier won the weekend box office race with a better than expected result and this helped it reach $200 million. Likewise, Heaven is for Real was surprisingly strong earning second place over the weekend, despite opening on Wednesday. Unfortunately, none of the other new releases lived up to expectations and the overall box office fell 5% to $133 million. This was still 20% higher than the same weekend last year, boosting 2014's lead over 2013 to 8% at $2.92 billion to $2.70 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Winter Solider Continues Solid Spring

April 14th, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

As expected, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took the top spot on the weekend box office chart, but it was a little closer than expected, as the film's sophomore stint was on the low side of predictions. Rio 2 did very well opening with a nearly identical result as its predecessor. Oculus opened well, for a film that cost $5 million to make. It likely won't have good legs, because films of that genre rarely do, but it should break even regardless. Only Draft Day was disappointing. Overall, the box office was able to pull in $140 million over the weekend. This was down 16% from last weekend, but this is still 20% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 has now pulled in $2.73 billion, which is nearly 8% and $200 million more than last year's pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Winter Soldier Beats Out Rio

April 13th, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

When Friday's numbers came in, the consensus was that Rio 2 would take the weekend, but relatively weak Saturday numbers for the debutant, and strength through the weekend for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, means that the final weekend estimates on Sunday morning point towards a win for Marvel's superheroes. Captain America is projected to earn $41.4 million over three days for a domestic total around $159 million after two weekends. That's well ahead of the original's $117 million at this stage in its release, and the film's worldwide box office will better the first film's final global total by the end of the weekend too. Rio 2, meanwhile, will have an opening weekend almost identical to Rio, which is a slight disappointment, but hardly a disaster. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Rio 2 Fly to the Top?

April 10th, 2014

Rio 2 poster

While Captain America: The Winter Soldier is expected to win the race for first place on the box office chart this weekend, some think it will be rather close with Rio 2 giving it a fight. Draft Day and Oculus will also be in a close race for third place with both films earning in the low teens. Overall, the box office looks a lot stronger than it did last year. Both The Winter Soldier and Rio 2 will crush 42's opening, while Draft Day and Oculus will be close to Scary Movie 5's debut. More...

2014 Preview: April

April 1st, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over 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
2014/04/11 4 $9,783,603   2,781 $3,518   $9,783,603 3
2014/04/18 6 $5,713,076 -42% 2,781 $2,054   $19,360,863 10
2014/04/25 12 $2,783,208 -51% 2,080 $1,338   $24,161,059 17
2014/05/02 12 $1,382,280 -50% 1,354 $1,021   $26,426,047 24
2014/05/09 14 $849,939 -39% 820 $1,037   $27,764,730 31
2014/05/16 20 $369,998 -56% 495 $747   $28,393,617 38
2014/05/23 39 $77,625 -79% 145 $535   $28,570,185 45
2014/05/30 31 $85,012 +10% 173 $491   $28,698,358 52
2014/06/06 40 $42,844 -50% 113 $379   $28,786,143 59
2014/06/13 55 $18,306 -57% 53 $345   $28,831,145 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/11 4 $3,559,192   2,781 $1,280   $3,559,192 1
2014/04/12 4 $3,815,985 +7% 2,781 $1,372   $7,375,177 2
2014/04/13 4 $2,408,426 -37% 2,781 $866   $9,783,603 3
2014/04/14 4 $873,151 -64% 2,781 $314   $10,656,754 4
2014/04/15 3 $1,249,414 +43% 2,781 $449   $11,906,168 5
2014/04/16 5 $828,718 -34% 2,781 $298   $12,734,886 6
2014/04/17 6 $912,901 +10% 2,781 $328   $13,647,787 7
2014/04/18 8 $2,156,851 +136% 2,781 $776   $15,804,638 8
2014/04/19 6 $2,348,327 +9% 2,781 $844   $18,152,965 9
2014/04/20 8 $1,207,898 -49% 2,781 $434   $19,360,863 10
2014/04/21 9 $522,236 -57% 2,781 $188   $19,883,099 11
2014/04/22 7 $568,552 +9% 2,781 $204   $20,451,651 12
2014/04/23 6 $482,041 -15% 2,781 $173   $20,933,692 13
2014/04/24 6 $444,159 -8% 2,781 $160   $21,377,851 14
2014/04/25 12 $818,651 +84% 2,080 $394   $22,196,502 15
2014/04/26 11 $1,244,970 +52% 2,080 $599   $23,441,472 16
2014/04/27 12 $719,587 -42% 2,080 $346   $24,161,059 17
2014/04/28 13 $205,948 -71% 2,080 $99   $24,367,007 18
2014/04/29 11 $267,604 +30% 2,080 $129   $24,634,611 19
2014/04/30 11 $223,749 -16% 2,080 $108   $24,858,360 20
2014/05/01 13 $185,407 -17% 2,080 $89   $25,043,767 21
2014/05/02 12 $401,317 +116% 2,080 $193   $25,445,084 22
2014/05/03 12 $615,816 +53% 1,354 $455   $26,060,900 23
2014/05/04 12 $365,147 -41% 1,354 $270   $26,426,047 24
2014/05/05 13 $107,093 -71% 1,354 $79   $26,533,140 25
2014/05/06 13 $133,736 +25% 1,354 $99   $26,666,876 26
2014/05/07 11 $137,659 +3% 1,354 $102   $26,804,535 27
2014/05/08 11 $110,256 -20% 1,354 $81   $26,914,791 28
2014/05/09 15 $225,748 +105% 820 $275   $27,140,539 29
2014/05/10 14 $341,796 +51% 820 $417   $27,482,335 30
2014/05/11 14 $282,395 -17% 820 $344   $27,764,730 31
2014/05/12 14 $60,447 -79% 820 $74   $27,825,177 32
2014/05/13 14 $71,099 +18% 820 $87   $27,896,276 33
2014/05/14 14 $65,286 -8% 820 $80   $27,961,562 34
2014/05/15 14 $62,057 -5% 820 $76   $28,023,619 35
2014/05/16 - $108,083 +74% 495 $218   $28,131,702 36
2014/05/17 - $162,602 +50% 495 $328   $28,294,304 37
2014/05/18 - $99,313 -39% 495 $201   $28,393,617 38
2014/05/19 - $24,482 -75% 495 $49   $28,418,099 39
2014/05/20 - $25,564 +4% 495 $52   $28,443,663 40
2014/05/21 - $24,217 -5% 495 $49   $28,467,880 41
2014/05/22 - $24,680 +2% 495 $50   $28,492,560 42
2014/05/23 - $22,053 -11% 145 $152   $28,514,613 43
2014/05/24 - $30,149 +37% 145 $208   $28,544,762 44
2014/05/25 - $25,423 -16% 145 $175   $28,570,185 45
2014/05/26 - $22,349 -12% 145 $154   $28,592,534 46
2014/05/27 - $7,035 -69% 145 $49   $28,599,569 47
2014/05/28 - $7,100 +1% 145 $49   $28,606,669 48
2014/05/29 - $6,677 -6% 145 $46   $28,613,346 49
2014/05/30 - $26,890 +303% 173 $155   $28,640,236 50
2014/05/31 - $36,274 +35% 173 $210   $28,676,510 51
2014/06/01 - $21,848 -40% 173 $126   $28,698,358 52
2014/06/02 - $9,804 -55% 173 $57   $28,708,162 53
2014/06/03 - $12,709 +30% 173 $73   $28,720,871 54
2014/06/04 - $11,070 -13% 173 $64   $28,731,941 55
2014/06/05 - $11,358 +3% 173 $66   $28,743,299 56
2014/06/06 - $14,398 +27% 113 $127   $28,757,697 57
2014/06/07 - $16,618 +15% 113 $147   $28,774,315 58
2014/06/08 - $11,828 -29% 113 $105   $28,786,143 59
2014/06/09 - $5,740 -51% 113 $51   $28,791,883 60
2014/06/10 - $6,909 +20% 113 $61   $28,798,792 61
2014/06/11 - $7,290 +6% 113 $65   $28,806,082 62
2014/06/12 - $6,757 -7% 113 $60   $28,812,839 63
2014/06/13 - $5,546 -18% 53 $105   $28,818,385 64
2014/06/14 - $7,466 +35% 53 $141   $28,825,851 65
2014/06/15 - $5,294 -29% 53 $100   $28,831,145 66
2014/06/16 - $1,832 -65% 53 $35   $28,832,977 67
2014/06/17 - $3,189 +74% 53 $60   $28,836,166 68
2014/06/18 - $2,795 -12% 53 $53   $28,838,961 69
2014/06/19 - $3,276 +17% 53 $62   $28,842,237 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/11 4 $13,647,787   2,781 $4,908   $13,647,787 7
2014/04/18 6 $7,730,064 -43% 2,781 $2,780   $21,377,851 14
2014/04/25 12 $3,665,916 -53% 2,080 $1,762   $25,043,767 21
2014/05/02 12 $1,871,024 -49% 1,354 $1,382   $26,914,791 28
2014/05/09 14 $1,108,828 -41% 820 $1,352   $28,023,619 35
2014/05/16 20 $468,941 -58% 495 $947   $28,492,560 42
2014/05/23 36 $120,786 -74% 145 $833   $28,613,346 49
2014/05/30 30 $129,953 +8% 173 $751   $28,743,299 56
2014/06/06 41 $69,540 -46% 113 $615   $28,812,839 63
2014/06/13 56 $29,398 -58% 53 $555   $28,842,237 70

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Bolivia 7/10/2014 $0 0 6 6 $6,202 12/17/2015
Hong Kong 6/19/2014 $0 0 2 4 $21,282 12/16/2015
Portugal 7/3/2014 $21,420 17 17 17 $28,794 12/15/2015
Singapore 6/5/2014 $0 0 1 1 $39,882 12/15/2015
United Arab Emirates 7/10/2014 $52,084 31 31 44 $95,937 12/17/2015
Venezuela 7/11/2014 $60,230 15 15 25 $241,692 12/17/2015
Vietnam 6/27/2014 $155 2 2 4 $878 12/15/2015
 
International Total$434,667 12/17/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/7/20141192,814 192,814$2,884,497$2,884,4971
9/14/2014537,873-80% 230,687$566,580$3,451,0782
9/21/20141223,487-38% 254,174$350,896$3,801,9733
9/28/20141419,903-15% 274,077$297,351$4,099,3244
10/12/20141627,264 302,961$407,869$4,531,4296
11/9/2014307,556 347,833$97,926$5,121,13710

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/7/2014197,317 97,317$1,817,882$1,817,8821
9/14/2014615,466-84% 112,783$308,700$2,126,5822
9/21/2014169,808-37% 122,591$195,762$2,322,3443
9/28/2014177,153-27% 129,744$142,633$2,464,9774

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