Earth to Echo

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Domestic Box Office $36,285,374Details
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Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home.


Rotten Tomatoes
49% - Rotten
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 2nd, 2014 (Wide) by Relativity
MPAA Rating: PG for some action and peril, and mild language.
(Rating bulletin 2315, 3/26/2014)
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

Weekend Wrap-Up: Break of Dawn

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As expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes earned first place and it finished on the high end of reasonable expectations. Unfortunately, it crushed the competition earning more than four times more than the second place film, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It made almost as much as the rest of the box office combined made, so the overall box office was still soft for this time of year at just $149 million. Granted, this is 13% higher than last weekend, but more troublesome, it was 23% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is now more than $200 million lower than 2013's pace at $5.57 billion to $5.78 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Apes Look to Climb to the Top

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the only new wide release of the week and since last week's new releases underperformed, it will dominate the box office this weekend. In fact, it will dominate the box office, even if it barely managed to live up to its predecessor. Transformers: Age of Extinction will be well back with less than $20 million, while Tammy might not reach $10 million. By comparison, this weekend last year, there were two films that earned more than $40 million (Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2) and a total of six films earned $10 million or more. 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dinobots Dominate Subdued Box Office

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As expected, Transformers: Age of Extinction won the race to the top of the box office chart and did so with ease. However, that film, and practically every film in the top five, failed to live up to expectations. Tammy still took second place with ease, but it was the only other film to earn more than $10 million over the Independence Day long weekend. Overall, the box office pulled in $132 million over the weekend, which is 27% less than last weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, the box office was 42% lower this year. Ouch. To put this into perspective, even if you take out Despicable Me 2 from last year's box office, 2014 would have still failed to match 2013's weekend numbers. Year-to-date, 2014 is now $130 million or 2.4% below 2013's pace at $5.35 billion to $5.48 billion. It is still too early to panic, but if things don't turn around soon, the panic button will be pushed. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dinobots look to Chomp Down on New Releases

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There are three wide releases and a wide expansion this week all hoping to take advantage if the Independence Day long weekend. (There was to be one more wide expansion, but Begin Again is expanding to less than 200 theaters.) Tammy is the biggest of these wide releases and it is the latest Melissa McCarthy vehicle and might be a surprise $100 million hit. Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo were in a close battle for third place on Wednesday, but I think their futures will be quite different. Finally, America: Imagine a World Without Her is expanding to over 1,000 theaters. This isn't enough to compete with the new releases, but it could compete for a spot in the top ten. While there are a lot of new releases, Transformers: Age of Extinction will win the race for top spot in the box office chart, unless something surprising happens. The only thing more surprising than Age of Extinction getting knocked out of top spot would be if the overall box office was stronger that the same weekend last year when Despicable Me 2 opened with more than $80 million during the three-day weekend. More...

2014 Preview: July

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.



Teo Halm    Alex
Brian Bradley    Tuck
Reese C. Hartwig    Munch
Ella Wahlestedt    Emma
Jason Gray-Stanford    Dr. Lawrence Madsen
Alga Smith    Marcus Simms
Cassius Willis    Calvin Simms
Sonya Leslie    Theresa Simms
Kerry O'Malley    Janice Douglas
Virginia Louise Smith    Betty Barrett
Peter Mackenzie    James Hastings
Valerie Wildman    Christina Hastings
Roger Hewlett    Construction Worker #2
Mary Pat Gleason    Dusty (Mullet Lady at Bar)
Marilyn Giacomazzi    Bar Patron #2
Frank Lloyd    Bar Patron #3
Chris Wylde    Security Guard
Brooke Dillman    Diner Waitress
Michael Watford    Blake Douglas
Tiffany Espensen    Charlie (School Friend #1)
Israel Broussard    Cameron (Kid that pushes Tuck)
Drake Kemper    Mookie
Sara Arrington    Munch's Mother's Friend
Arthur Darbinyan    Pawn Shop Owner
Michael Lee Merrins    Truck Driver
Sean Carroll    Podcast Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Green
Screenwriter    Henry Gayden
Story Creator    Henry Gayden
Story Creator    Andrew Panay
Producer    Andrew Panay
Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer    Ron Burkle
Executive Producer    Jason Colbeck
Executive Producer    Mark B. Johnson
Executive Producer    Robbie Brenner
Executive Producer    Jack Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Dave Miller
Co-Producer    Adam Blum
Co-Producer    Kenneth Halsband
Director of Photography    Maxime Alexandre
Production Designer    Kasra Faranahi
Editor    Carsten Kurpanek
Editor    Crispin Struthers
Composer    Joseph Trapanese
Music Supervisor    Bob Bowen
Costume Designer    Judianna Makovsky
Visual Effects Supervisor    Alan Scott
Casting Director    Randi Hiller
Casting Director    Tamara-Lee Notcutt
Unit Production Manager    Jules Kovisars
First Assistant Director    Stephen Hagen
Second Assistant Director    Johnny Recher
Associate Producer    Jared Lacino
Co-Editor    Carsten Kurpanek
Post-Production Supervisor    Christopher Kulikowski
Post-Production Supervisor    Pascal Vaguelsy
Additional Photography    Alexandre Lehmann
Additional Photography    Benji Bakshi
Script Supervisor    Aprill Winney
Script Supervisor    Kiran Kaur Saini
Second Unit Director    Scott Rogers
Chief Lighting Technician/Gaffer    Chris Carroll
Art Director    Richard Bloom
Assistant Art Director    Zachary Fannin
Set Decorator    Missy Parker
Set Designer    Anne Porter
Art Department Coordinator    Wendy Means
Storyboard Artist    Dan Sweetman
Storyboard Artist    Robin Richesson
Special Effects Coordinator    J.D. Schwalm
Special Effects Technician    Micah Roehr
Special Effects Technician    Jeremiah Cooke
Make up    Amy Lederman
Make up    Tracy Lynn Manzo
Make up    Jenni Brown Greenberg
Hairstylist    Peter Kukla
Hairstylist    Bryn Leetch
Sound Mixer    Harrison D. Marsh
Still Photographer    Patrick Wymore
Stunt Coordinator    Chris O'Hara
Stunt Coordinator    Keith Campbell
Stunt Coordinator    Scott Rogers
Stunt Coordinator    Ben Bray

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/02 4 $2,649,920   3,230 $820   $2,649,920 1
2014/07/03 4 $2,552,979 -4% 3,230 $790   $5,202,899 2
2014/07/04 4 $2,646,562 +4% 3,230 $819   $7,849,461 3
2014/07/05 6 $3,163,728 +20% 3,230 $979   $11,013,189 4
2014/07/06 6 $2,554,368 -19% 3,230 $791   $13,567,557 5
2014/07/07 6 $1,291,843 -49% 3,230 $400   $14,859,400 6
2014/07/08 5 $1,678,598 +30% 3,230 $520   $16,537,998 7
2014/07/09 5 $1,299,869 -23% 3,230 $402   $17,837,867 8
2014/07/10 5 $1,259,672 -3% 3,230 $390   $19,097,539 9
2014/07/11 6 $1,774,434 +41% 3,230 $549   $20,871,973 10
2014/07/12 6 $2,174,325 +23% 3,230 $673   $23,046,298 11
2014/07/13 6 $1,539,518 -29% 3,230 $477   $24,585,816 12
2014/07/14 6 $921,149 -40% 3,230 $285   $25,506,965 13
2014/07/15 5 $1,327,393 +44% 3,230 $411   $26,834,358 14
2014/07/16 5 $1,068,812 -19% 3,230 $331   $27,903,170 15
2014/07/17 5 $816,144 -24% 3,230 $253   $28,719,314 16
2014/07/18 9 $1,019,746 +25% 2,450 $416   $29,739,060 17
2014/07/19 10 $1,326,160 +30% 2,450 $541   $31,065,220 18
2014/07/20 9 $921,918 -30% 2,450 $376   $31,987,138 19
2014/07/21 9 $478,230 -48% 2,450 $195   $32,465,368 20
2014/07/22 9 $606,742 +27% 2,450 $248   $33,072,110 21
2014/07/23 9 $557,591 -8% 2,450 $228   $33,629,701 22
2014/07/24 9 $514,757 -8% 2,450 $210   $34,144,458 23
2014/07/25 15 $432,961 -16% 1,272 $340   $34,577,419 24
2014/07/26 15 $542,492 +25% 1,272 $426   $35,119,911 25
2014/07/27 15 $411,915 -24% 1,272 $324   $35,531,826 26
2014/07/28 - $245,744 -40% 1,272 $193   $35,777,570 27
2014/07/29 - $268,975 +9% 1,272 $211   $36,046,545 28
2014/07/30 13 $238,829 -11% 1,272 $188   $36,285,374 29

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/04 6 $8,364,199   3,230 $2,590   $13,567,098 5
2014/07/11 6 $5,488,277 -34% 3,230 $1,699   $24,585,816 12
2014/07/18 9 $3,267,824 -40% 2,450 $1,334   $31,987,138 19
2014/07/25 16 $1,387,368 -58% 1,272 $1,091   $35,531,826 26

Earth to Echo

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