Escape From Planet Earth

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,012,977Details
International Box Office $17,451,301
Worldwide Box Office $74,464,278
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,681,968 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,255,352 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,937,320
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

On planet Baab, admired astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsence chief Lena informs the brothers of a SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker, it's up to scrawny, risk-averse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira and their adventure-hungry son Kip.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
32% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Theatrical Release: February 15th, 2013 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: June 3rd, 2013 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for action and some mild crude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2256, 1/26/2013)
Keywords: Friendly Alien on Earth, Rescue, Sibling Rivalry, Escape, Conspiracy Theory, 3-D
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

DVD Sales: Thief Steals Top Spot

New releases grabbed the top six spots on the DVD sales chart this week, but mainly due to a lack of competition, as there were no monster hits. These new releases were led by Identity Thief with 362,000 units / $6.25 million. It performed surprisingly well in theaters, so this result is pure gravy. More...

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases Have a Good Day on Blu-ray

The top five of the Blu-ray sales chart this week were nearly all new releases, including the first place Blu-ray, A Good Day Die Hard. This film sold 316,000 units and generated $5.86 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 58%. That's an excellent Blu-ray share, but the film missed expectations pretty much everywhere else. Meanwhile, the Legacy Box Set placed eighth with 17,000 units / $667,000. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 4th, 2013

It's a typical summer week on the home market with a good mix of first run releases and some summer TV shows coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. There are certainly some releases that are worth picking up, but nothing that will set sell records. Overall, it is solid, but unspectacular. There were a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Breaking Bad: Season Five on DVD or Blu-ray, but it is a split-season release and I'm not happy with the price-per-minute. By comparons, The Newsroom: Season One, which comes out next week, is nearly twice as long but only 25% more money. Brooklyn Castle is another contender; however, while its DVD is certainly worth picking up, I'm not sure it will have wide enough appeal. In the end, I went with Warm Bodies. It may seem like a strange choice, but it is still one of the best wide releases of the year and the DVD and the Blu-ray are loaded with extras. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Oz Be Great or Just Good?

There are two wide releases opening this week, but their relative box office potentials could hardly be more different. Oz the Great and Powerful is opening in nearly 4,000 theaters and could make more than the rest of the box office combined. Dead Man Down, on the other hand, is opening in barely more than 2,000 theaters and on the low end of expectations, might not make the top five. The main competition for Oz is The Lorax, which opened last year with just over $70 million, while it made close to $40 million this weekend last year. If Oz fails to match that lower number, then the box office is in world of trouble. Let's be honest, the box office is already in a world of trouble, but if Oz bombs, then it is as good as dead. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will There Be Any Giants at the Box Office?

There are four wide releases this week, but only one of them, Jack the Giant Slayer, has a real shot at first place. I think 21 and Over and The Last Exorcism Part II should be in a close race for second place, but not everyone agrees. As for Phantom, most think it won't even reach the top ten. As for this weekend last year, The Lorax led the way with just over $70 million. There's no real chance any film will earn that much this weekend. In fact, there's a small chance Jack the Giant Slayer won't match Project X's opening of $21 million. It's going to be a bad weekend at the box office. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oscars Steal the Spotlight

The Oscars proved to be too much competition for the new releases as neither Snitch nor Dark Skies were able to find much success. Indeed, it was Identity Thief that rose to top spot in its third week of release. Most films in the top five were able to at least match expectations, but the overall box office still plummeted 27% from last weekend to just $103 million. The comparison to last year was not quite as bad, but it was still down by a stunning 23%. Ouch. 2013 is now behind 2012 by a full $100 million or 6.7% at $1.41 billion to $1.51 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dark Skies for New Releases

There are just two wide releases coming out this week, Snitch and Dark Skies. Most analysts think Snitch is the stronger of the two films, but most also think Identity Thief will return to top spot. Looking at all of the evidence, it certainly seems that way. Unless one of the new releases is a truly big surprise, it looks like we won't keep pace with last year again this weekend. 2013 needed to get off to a really fast start, because there's no film that's going to match The Hunger Games, and once we are dealing with that film in the year-over-year comparison, 2013 might be sunk for good. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Death of a Franchise

The Valentine's Day / President's Day five-day weekend wasn't as lucrative as many had hoped, at least not at the top, which is really bad news for a year that is not off to a great start. A Good Day to Die Hard won the race, but barely, with Identity Thief coming in a very close second over the weekend. Other new releases, like Safe Haven and Escape From Planet Earth did better than expected, while Beautiful Creatures crashed. The overall box office did rise by 36% to $141 million over the three-day period, but the holiday explains that growth. Compare to last year, 2013 actually failed to match last President's Day by 9.3% over the three-day period and with $168 million including Monday, missed the four-day period by 13%. Year-to-date, 2013 is behind 2012 by 6.7% at $1.28 billion to $1.37 billion. I am officially concerned. More...

Weekend Predictions: All the Presidents' Valentines

It's Valentine's Day today, while Monday is President's Day, so the box office has an unofficial five-day weekend. There's not much of a mystery regarding which of the four wide releases will top the chart this weekend, as nearly everyone expects A Good Day to Die Hard will come out on top. Maybe Safe Haven will earn first place tonight, but very few expect that will last after Valentine's day. Despite earning better than expected reviews, Beautiful Creatures isn't expected to compete for the top spot, or even second place. So far there are no reviews for Escape From Planet Earth and it might be stuck in fifth place. Because of a misalignment in Valentine's Day, we should do better this weekend compared to the same weekend last year, which is good news, as 2013 is in a mini-slump. More...

2013 Preview: February

For the most part, January was a really good month and 2013 got off to a really good start. I'm not so sure about February, on the other hand. There's only one film that has a statistically significant shot at $100 million, A Good Day to Die Hard, but I'm a little concerned that it won't live up to expectations. The franchise has been around a long time and it is possible that the target audience has either moved on or are too young to remember when these films were huge at the box office. The film I'm most looking forward to seeing is Warm Bodies, which is earning amazing early reviews (the keyword there is "early"), but it is too high-concept to be a major hit. Last February, there were a couple of films that topped $100 million, plus a few other midlevel hits. I would like to think that would also be the case this year, but I have to be more cautious than that. The evidence points to a weak month ahead, for the most part. More...

Cast

Brendan Fraser    Scorch Supernova
Sarah Jessica Parker    Kira Supernova
Jessica Alba    Lena
Jane Lynch    Io
Craig Robinson    Doc
William Shatner    Shanker
George Lopez    Thurman
Rob Corddry    Gary Supernova
Sofia Vergara    Gabby Babblebrook
Bob Bergen    3D Movie Guy

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Cal Brunker
Screenwriter    Bob Barlen
Screenwriter    Cal Brunker
Story Creator    Cory Edwards
Story Creator    Tony Leech
Producer    Catherine Winder
Producer    Luke Carroll
Producer    Brian Inerfeld
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Marvin Peart
Executive Producer    Tony Leech
Executive Producer    Radenko Milakovic
Co-Executive Producer    George Tsvetanski
Co-Executive Producer    Ivan Bajic
Co-Executive Producer    Phillip Glasser
Co-Executive Producer    Jinko Gotoh
Cinematographer    Matthew A. Ward
Editor    Matthew Landon
Editor    Scott Winlaw
Composer    Aaron Zigman
Production Designer    Barry Jackson
Animation Director    Adam Wood
Art Director    Matthias Lechner
Sound Mixer    Dave Patterson
Associate Producer    Rodney Shealey

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/15 4 $3,701,254   3,288 $1,126   $3,701,254 1
2013/02/16 4 $6,680,254 +80% 3,288 $2,032   $10,381,508 2
2013/02/17 4 $5,509,547 -18% 3,288 $1,676   $15,891,055 3
2013/02/18 1 $5,210,921 -5% 3,288 $1,585   $21,101,976 4
2013/02/19 4 $1,301,098 -75% 3,288 $396   $22,403,074 5
2013/02/20 4 $860,024 -34% 3,288 $262   $23,263,098 6
2013/02/21 4 $867,564 +1% 3,288 $264   $24,130,662 7
2013/02/22 6 $2,359,750 +172% 3,353 $704   $26,490,412 8
2013/02/23 3 $5,183,226 +120% 3,353 $1,546   $31,673,638 9
2013/02/24 3 $3,139,061 -39% 3,353 $936   $34,812,699 10
2013/02/25 7 $379,752 -88% 3,353 $113   $35,192,451 11
2013/02/26 7 $466,019 +23% 3,353 $139   $35,658,470 12
2013/02/27 6 $415,494 -11% 3,353 $124   $36,073,964 13
2013/02/28 6 $413,086 -1% 3,353 $123   $36,487,050 14
2013/03/01 8 $1,296,636 +214% 3,110 $417   $37,783,686 15
2013/03/02 5 $3,281,647 +153% 3,110 $1,055   $41,065,333 16
2013/03/03 4 $2,041,544 -38% 3,110 $656   $43,106,877 17
2013/03/04 8 $333,661 -84% 3,110 $107   $43,440,538 18
2013/03/05 8 $451,611 +35% 3,110 $145   $43,892,149 19
2013/03/06 8 $372,207 -18% 3,110 $120   $44,264,356 20
2013/03/07 7 $360,826 -3% 3,110 $116   $44,625,182 21
2013/03/08 10 $702,254 +95% 2,549 $276   $45,327,436 22
2013/03/09 9 $1,519,315 +116% 2,549 $596   $46,846,751 23
2013/03/10 7 $997,354 -34% 2,549 $391   $47,844,105 24
2013/03/11 7 $422,630 -58% 2,549 $166   $48,266,735 25
2013/03/12 6 $592,290 +40% 2,549 $232   $48,859,025 26
2013/03/13 5 $473,285 -20% 2,549 $186   $49,332,310 27
2013/03/14 5 $506,271 +7% 2,549 $199   $49,838,581 28
2013/03/15 11 $629,499 +24% 2,211 $285   $50,468,080 29
2013/03/16 10 $1,003,010 +59% 2,211 $454   $51,471,090 30
2013/03/17 7 $706,910 -30% 2,211 $320   $52,178,000 31
2013/03/18 11 $163,568 -77% 2,211 $74   $52,341,568 32
2013/03/19 11 $199,370 +22% 2,211 $90   $52,540,938 33
2013/03/20 11 $174,443 -13% 2,211 $79   $52,715,381 34
2013/03/21 11 $161,996 -7% 2,211 $73   $52,877,377 35
2013/03/22 - $115,788 -29% 1,494 $78   $52,993,165 36
2013/03/23 - $208,755 +80% 1,494 $140   $53,201,920 37
2013/03/24 - $152,979 -27% 1,494 $102   $53,354,899 38
2013/03/25 - $78,814 -48% 1,494 $53   $53,433,713 39
2013/03/26 - $92,964 +18% 1,494 $62   $53,526,677 40
2013/03/27 - $80,808 -13% 1,494 $54   $53,607,485 41
2013/03/28 15 $84,494 +5% 1,494 $57   $53,691,979 42
2013/03/29 - $95,553 +13% 977 $98   $53,787,532 43
2013/03/30 - $78,700 -18% 977 $81   $53,866,232 44
2013/03/31 - $60,864 -23% 977 $62   $53,927,096 45
2013/04/01 14 $76,798 +26% 977 $79   $54,003,894 46
2013/04/02 15 $61,248 -20% 977 $63   $54,065,142 47
2013/04/03 16 $54,540 -11% 977 $56   $54,119,682 48
2013/04/04 17 $58,987 +8% 977 $60   $54,178,669 49
2013/04/05 20 $85,066 +44% 432 $197   $54,263,735 50
2013/04/06 22 $109,305 +28% 432 $253   $54,373,040 51
2013/04/07 21 $67,424 -38% 432 $156   $54,440,464 52
2013/04/08 - $13,977 -79% 432 $32   $54,454,441 53
2013/04/09 - $18,589 +33% 432 $43   $54,473,030 54
2013/04/10 - $13,502 -27% 432 $31   $54,486,532 55
2013/04/11 - $15,406 +14% 432 $36   $54,501,938 56
2013/04/12 - $35,761 +132% 276 $130   $54,537,699 57
2013/04/13 - $75,569 +111% 276 $274   $54,613,268 58
2013/04/14 - $46,845 -38% 276 $170   $54,660,113 59
2013/04/15 - $10,086 -78% 276 $37   $54,670,199 60
2013/04/16 - $12,422 +23% 276 $45   $54,682,621 61
2013/04/17 - $11,250 -9% 276 $41   $54,693,871 62
2013/04/18 - $11,118 -1% 276 $40   $54,704,989 63
2013/04/19 - $33,822 +204% 240 $141   $54,738,811 64
2013/04/20 - $67,755 +100% 240 $282   $54,806,566 65
2013/04/21 - $42,815 -37% 240 $178   $54,849,381 66
2013/04/22 - $8,071 -81% 240 $34   $54,857,452 67
2013/04/23 - $10,009 +24% 240 $42   $54,867,461 68
2013/04/24 - $12,915 +29% 240 $54   $54,880,376 69
2013/04/25 - $8,171 -37% 240 $34   $54,888,547 70
2013/04/26 - $44,319 +442% 283 $157   $54,932,866 71
2013/04/27 - $80,141 +81% 283 $283   $55,013,007 72
2013/04/28 - $37,326 -53% 283 $132   $55,050,333 73
2013/04/29 - $7,901 -79% 283 $28   $55,058,234 74
2013/04/30 - $9,476 +20% 283 $33   $55,067,710 75
2013/05/01 - $9,446 n/c 283 $33   $55,077,156 76
2013/05/02 - $9,606 +2% 283 $34   $55,086,762 77
2013/05/03 - $35,594 +271% 257 $138   $55,122,356 78
2013/05/04 - $54,896 +54% 257 $214   $55,177,252 79
2013/05/05 - $33,150 -40% 257 $129   $55,210,402 80
2013/05/06 - $6,884 -79% 257 $27   $55,217,286 81
2013/05/07 - $7,809 +13% 257 $30   $55,225,095 82
2013/05/08 - $7,726 -1% 257 $30   $55,232,821 83
2013/05/09 - $6,416 -17% 257 $25   $55,239,237 84
2013/05/10 - $23,601 +268% 254 $93   $55,262,838 85
2013/05/11 - $44,305 +88% 254 $174   $55,307,143 86
2013/05/12 - $33,575 -24% 254 $132   $55,340,718 87
2013/05/13 - $5,363 -84% 254 $21   $55,346,081 88
2013/05/14 - $6,872 +28% 254 $27   $55,352,953 89
2013/05/15 - $7,150 +4% 254 $28   $55,360,103 90
2013/05/16 - $7,743 +8% 254 $30   $55,367,846 91
2013/05/17 - $48,635 +528% 693 $70   $55,416,481 92
2013/05/18 - $102,651 +111% 693 $148   $55,519,132 93
2013/05/19 - $93,266 -9% 693 $135   $55,612,398 94
2013/05/20 - $25,795 -72% 693 $37   $55,638,193 95
2013/05/21 - $22,398 -13% 693 $32   $55,660,591 96
2013/05/22 - $20,920 -7% 693 $30   $55,681,511 97
2013/05/23 - $21,830 +4% 693 $32   $55,703,341 98
2013/05/24 - $56,547 +159% 346 $163   $55,759,888 99
2013/05/25 - $104,499 +85% 346 $302   $55,864,387 100
2013/05/26 - $93,377 -11% 346 $270   $55,957,764 101
2013/05/27 - $81,636 -13% 346 $236   $56,039,400 102
2013/05/28 - $28,750 -65% 346 $83   $56,068,150 103
2013/05/29 - $27,597 -4% 346 $80   $56,095,747 104
2013/05/30 - $31,357 +14% 346 $91   $56,127,104 105
2013/05/31 - $49,103 +57% 268 $183   $56,176,207 106
2013/06/01 - $84,463 +72% 268 $315   $56,260,670 107
2013/06/02 - $61,757 -27% 268 $230   $56,322,427 108
2013/06/03 - $23,924 -61% 268 $89   $56,346,351 109
2013/06/04 - $28,891 +21% 268 $108   $56,375,242 110
2013/06/05 - $28,221 -2% 268 $105   $56,403,463 111
2013/06/06 - $37,748 +34% 268 $141   $56,441,211 112
2013/06/07 - $32,496 -14% 182 $179   $56,473,707 113
2013/06/08 - $39,140 +20% 182 $215   $56,512,847 114
2013/06/09 - $35,508 -9% 182 $195   $56,548,355 115
2013/06/10 - $18,515 -48% 182 $102   $56,566,870 116
2013/06/11 - $21,556 +16% 182 $118   $56,588,426 117
2013/06/12 - $19,462 -10% 182 $107   $56,607,888 118
2013/06/13 - $21,459 +10% 182 $118   $56,629,347 119
2013/06/14 - $17,401 -19% 151 $115   $56,646,748 120
2013/06/15 - $22,978 +32% 151 $152   $56,669,726 121
2013/06/16 - $20,941 -9% 151 $139   $56,690,667 122
2013/06/17 - $10,299 -51% 151 $68   $56,700,966 123
2013/06/18 - $15,606 +52% 151 $103   $56,716,572 124
2013/06/19 - $12,466 -20% 151 $83   $56,729,038 125
2013/06/20 - $11,826 -5% 151 $78   $56,740,864 126
2013/06/21 - $12,392 +5% 138 $90   $56,753,256 127
2013/06/22 - $16,521 +33% 138 $120   $56,769,777 128
2013/06/23 - $14,469 -12% 138 $105   $56,784,246 129
2013/06/24 - $8,367 -42% 138 $61   $56,792,613 130
2013/06/25 - $11,409 +36% 138 $83   $56,804,022 131
2013/06/26 - $8,928 -22% 138 $65   $56,812,950 132
2013/06/28 - $9,437   101 $93   $56,831,496 134
2013/06/29 - $11,455 +21% 101 $113   $56,842,951 135
2013/06/30 - $9,533 -17% 101 $94   $56,852,484 136
2013/07/01 - $5,723 -40% 101 $57   $56,858,207 137
2013/07/02 - $8,063 +41% 101 $80   $56,866,270 138
2013/07/15 - $10,747   55 $195   $56,968,798 151
2013/07/16 - $14,847 +38% 55 $270   $56,983,645 152
2013/07/17 - $13,214 -11% 55 $240   $56,996,859 153
2013/07/18 - $13,983 +6% 55 $254   $57,010,842 154
2013/07/22 - $194   7 $28   $57,012,041 158
2013/07/23 - $246 +27% 7 $35   $57,012,287 159
2013/07/24 - $391 +59% 7 $56   $57,012,678 160
2013/07/25 - $299 -24% 7 $43   $57,012,977 161

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/15 4 $15,891,055   3,288 $4,833   $15,891,055 3
2013/02/22 3 $10,682,037 -33% 3,353 $3,186   $34,812,699 10
2013/03/01 6 $6,619,827 -38% 3,110 $2,129   $43,106,877 17
2013/03/08 9 $3,218,923 -51% 2,549 $1,263   $47,844,105 24
2013/03/15 10 $2,339,419 -27% 2,211 $1,058   $52,178,000 31
2013/03/22 16 $477,522 -80% 1,494 $320   $53,354,899 38
2013/03/29 20 $235,117 -51% 977 $241   $53,927,096 45
2013/04/05 22 $261,795 +11% 432 $606   $54,440,464 52
2013/04/12 26 $158,175 -40% 276 $573   $54,660,113 59
2013/04/19 31 $144,392 -9% 240 $602   $54,849,381 66
2013/04/26 27 $161,786 +12% 283 $572   $55,050,333 73
2013/05/03 27 $123,640 -24% 257 $481   $55,210,402 80
2013/05/10 29 $101,481 -18% 254 $400   $55,340,718 87
2013/05/17 18 $244,552 +141% 693 $353   $55,612,398 94
2013/05/24 17 $254,423 +4% 346 $735   $55,957,764 101
2013/05/31 17 $195,323 -23% 268 $729   $56,322,427 108
2013/06/07 28 $107,144 -45% 182 $589   $56,548,355 115
2013/06/14 34 $61,320 -43% 151 $406   $56,690,667 122
2013/06/21 37 $43,382 -29% 138 $314   $56,784,246 129
2013/06/28 45 $30,425 -30% 101 $301   $56,852,484 136
2013/07/19 95 $1,005   7 $144   $57,011,847 157

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/9/2013493,970 93,970$1,396,394$1,396,3941
6/16/2013752,495-44% 146,465$780,076$2,176,4702
6/23/20131042,889-18% 189,354$637,331$2,813,8003
6/30/20131638,396-10% 227,750$570,565$3,384,3654
7/7/20131443,460+13% 271,210$645,816$4,030,1815
7/14/20132326,599-39% 297,809$394,995$4,425,1766

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/9/2013483,915 83,915$1,758,027$1,758,0271
6/16/20131123,026-73% 106,942$523,160$2,281,1872
6/23/20131117,127-26% 124,068$389,974$2,671,1613
6/30/20131316,798-2% 140,866$383,998$3,055,1594
7/7/20131020,226+20% 161,093$462,375$3,517,5345

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