Fair*Game

Fair*Game poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,540,691Details
International Box Office $12,252,214
Worldwide Box Office $21,792,905
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Synopsis

Fair Game is a drama inspired by the experiences of real-life undercover CIA officer Valarie Plame, whose career is destroyed and her marriage strained to its limits when her covert status is exposed by a White House press leak. As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valarie's husband, diplomat Joe Wilson, is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the Administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
65% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: November 5th, 2010 (Limited) by Summit Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language
(Rating bulletin 2117, 4/21/2010)
Keywords: Afghanistan War, Gulf War, Foreign Language, Political, Secret Agent
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

DVD Sales: Tangled Straightens Out the Competition

It was an awesome week for new releases on the sales chart, or should that be "new release". While there were five new releases to chart, one of them, Tangled, dominated selling 3.46 million units while generating $51.92 million in sales. It is already the biggest selling DVD of 2011. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 29th, 2011

It's a very busy week for DVD and Blu-ray releases with several top-tier releases, as well as plenty of interesting catalog titles. Paradoxically, this week's list could be rather short, as I've previously reviewed most of the major releases, while I'm still waiting on about half of the catalog titles to show up. So this week's list is mostly just links to the reviews already done and notices of what reviews to look forward to if / when late screeners arrive. In the meantime, the best of the best is a three-horse race between Tangled, Black Swan, and Mad Men: Season Four. All three are absolutely worth picking up, but for Pick of the Week I'm going with the Mad Men: Season Four on Blu-ray. More...

King of the Per Theater Chart

Oscar hopeful, The King's Speech, took one giant leap forward in its quest to bring home the hardware as it topped the weekend per theater chart with and average of $88,863. You can't vote for a movie you haven't seen, so strong box office numbers usually mean more Awards Season Buzz, which in turn usually means better box office numbers. As it did on the overall box office chart, Tangled had to settle for second place on the per theater chart, but its average of $13,535 is still excellent for a saturation level release. The Legend of Pale Male was very close behind with $12,910 in its lone theater. Rounding out the $10,000 club was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, with an average of $11,900. This is way lower than last week, but not many films earn an average of more than $10,000 during their second weekend of release while playing in more than 4000 theaters. More...

Harry Potter Tops Another Chart

The overall box office leader, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, also led the way on the per theater chart, pulling in an average of $30,307 in more than 4000 theaters. Last week's winner, Tiny Furniture, was a distant second place, with $16,384 in one theater. Made in Dagenham opened with a disappointing average of $12,521 in three theaters. This should be enough to expand somewhat, but its chances of earning a significant measure of mainstream success took a hit over the weekend. White Material was right behind with an average of $11,538, also in three theaters. More...

Tiny is Anything But on Per Theater Chart

It was a close race for the top of the per theater chart with Tiny Furniture coming out on top with $21,235 in its lone theater. Second place went to 127 Hours with an average of $19,934 in 22 theaters. This bodes well for its chances of expanding. More...

127 is Number One on Per Theater Chart

There were a few limited releases to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. 127 Hours lead the way with an impressive average of $66,213 in four theaters. Fair*Game was well back with $14,154, but it opened in 46 theaters, so this is a much better indicator of its chances to expand. The overall box office leader, MegaMind, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,668, but the second place film, Due Date, came very close with an average of $9,743. More...

Weekend Estimates: MegaMind First as Three Movies Top $20 Million

MegaMind posted a solid $47.65 million to top the weekend chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. That's very much in line with the performance of other opening weekends for non-sequels from DreamWorks Animation. How to Train Your Dragon opened with $43.7 million earlier in the year; Monsters vs. Aliens posted $59.3 million in 2009, and fellow-November-opener Bee Movie scored $38 million back in 2007. Bee Movie ended up with $126 million in total in the US, and $150 million looks like the minimum benchmark for MegaMind as it looks forward to the lucrative holiday season. More...

Limited Releases Are Better Than Fair

After weeks of waiting for the flood of Awards Season hopefuls to finally come out, it appears the wait is over with no less than three releases that could be vying for Oscars on February 27th of next year. Client 9, 127 Hours, and Fair*Game could all be in contention that night, while the latter two could be competing against each other. On the other hand, the competition could hurt at the box office. More...

2010 Preview: November

November's here and expectations are all over the place. October saw 2010 lose ground to 2009, which is a bad sign going forward, but we also saw records fall. This month will undoubtedly see an increase in ticket sales over last month, what with the start of Awards Season and the Holidays, but the real question is how well it will compare with last year. Last November saw the release of a couple of surprise hits, none more surprising than The Blind Side, while in the end there were five $100 million movies and two that reached $200 million. Will that happen this year? Maybe. I count six films with a statistically significant shot at reaching $100 million, including three that might reach $200 million, and one of those has a shot at $300 million. That is on the high end, but even on the low end there are three $100 million movies coming out this month, including one that is all but guaranteed to reach $200 million in the end. More...

Cast

Naomi Watts    Valerie Plame
Sean Penn    Joseph Wilson
Sam Shepard    Sam Plame
Noah Emmerich    Bill
Michael Kelly    Jack
Bruce McGill    Jim Pavitt

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Bill Pohlad
Producer    Janet Zucker
Producer    Jerry Zucker
Producer    Akiva Goldsman
Producer    Doug Liman
Producer    Jez Butterworth
Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    David Bartis
Executive Producer    Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda
Executive Producer    Kerry Foster
Executive Producer    Mohamed Khalaf
Co-Producer    Kim Winther
Co-Producer    Avram Ludwig
Co-Producer    David Sigal
Director    Doug Liman
Screenwriter    Jez Butterworth
Screenwriter    John-Henry Butterworth
Story Creator    Joseph Wilson
Story Creator    Valerie Plame Wilson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/05 - $177,685   46 $3,863   $177,685 1
2010/11/06 - $292,905 +65% 46 $6,368   $470,590 2
2010/11/07 - $180,492 -38% 46 $3,924   $651,082 3
2010/11/08 - $52,149 -71% 46 $1,134   $703,231 4
2010/11/09 - $57,836 +11% 46 $1,257   $761,067 5
2010/11/10 - $57,899 n/c 46 $1,259   $818,966 6
2010/11/11 - $80,020 +38% 46 $1,740   $898,986 7
2010/11/12 15 $279,456 +249% 175 $1,597   $1,178,442 8
2010/11/13 15 $473,935 +70% 175 $2,708   $1,652,377 9
2010/11/14 15 $267,263 -44% 175 $1,527   $1,919,640 10
2010/11/15 14 $79,258 -70% 175 $453   $1,998,898 11
2010/11/16 15 $94,781 +20% 175 $542   $2,093,679 12
2010/11/17 14 $89,908 -5% 175 $514   $2,183,587 13
2010/11/18 14 $85,140 -5% 175 $487   $2,268,727 14
2010/11/19 10 $381,411 +348% 386 $988   $2,650,138 15
2010/11/20 10 $696,608 +83% 386 $1,805   $3,346,746 16
2010/11/21 10 $377,800 -46% 386 $979   $3,724,546 17
2010/11/22 10 $120,099 -68% 386 $311   $3,844,645 18
2010/11/23 10 $150,181 +25% 386 $389   $3,994,826 19
2010/11/24 - $184,520 +23% 386 $478   $4,179,346 20
2010/11/25 - $219,262 +19% 386 $568   $4,398,608 21
2010/11/26 12 $589,194 +169% 396 $1,488   $4,987,802 22
2010/11/27 12 $650,458 +10% 396 $1,643   $5,638,260 23
2010/11/28 12 $320,537 -51% 396 $809   $5,958,797 24
2010/11/29 12 $91,995 -71% 396 $232   $6,050,792 25
2010/11/30 12 $107,153 +16% 396 $271   $6,157,945 26
2010/12/01 12 $93,609 -13% 396 $236   $6,251,554 27
2010/12/02 12 $84,530 -10% 396 $213   $6,336,084 28
2010/12/03 - $276,960 +228% 436 $635   $6,613,044 29
2010/12/04 - $452,109 +63% 436 $1,037   $7,065,153 30
2010/12/05 - $241,289 -47% 436 $553   $7,306,442 31
2010/12/06 - $75,328 -69% 436 $173   $7,381,770 32
2010/12/07 - $96,110 +28% 436 $220   $7,477,880 33
2010/12/08 - $86,296 -10% 436 $198   $7,564,176 34
2010/12/09 - $87,503 +1% 436 $201   $7,651,679 35
2010/12/10 17 $155,324 +78% 436 $356   $7,807,003 36
2010/12/11 15 $263,561 +70% 436 $604   $8,070,564 37
2010/12/12 16 $136,733 -48% 436 $314   $8,207,297 38
2010/12/13 17 $51,443 -62% 436 $118   $8,258,740 39
2010/12/14 17 $63,956 +24% 436 $147   $8,322,696 40
2010/12/15 - $53,457 -16% 436 $123   $8,376,153 41
2010/12/16 - $54,262 +2% 436 $124   $8,430,415 42
2010/12/17 20 $53,553 -1% 268 $200   $8,483,968 43
2010/12/18 20 $103,256 +93% 268 $385   $8,587,224 44
2010/12/19 20 $63,164 -39% 268 $236   $8,650,388 45
2010/12/20 - $30,335 -52% 268 $113   $8,680,723 46
2010/12/21 - $36,003 +19% 268 $134   $8,716,726 47
2010/12/22 - $26,239 -27% 268 $98   $8,742,965 48
2010/12/23 - $33,871 +29% 268 $126   $8,776,836 49
2010/12/24 - $27,404 -19% 161 $170   $8,804,240 50
2010/12/25 - $52,643 +92% 161 $327   $8,856,883 51
2010/12/26 - $38,984 -26% 161 $242   $8,895,867 52
2010/12/27 - $31,277 -20% 161 $194   $8,927,144 53
2010/12/28 - $33,413 +7% 161 $208   $8,960,557 54
2010/12/29 - $29,793 -11% 161 $185   $8,990,350 55
2010/12/30 - $31,858 +7% 161 $198   $9,022,208 56
2010/12/31 - $26,181 -18% 109 $240   $9,048,389 57
2011/01/01 - $42,337 +62% 109 $388   $9,090,726 58
2011/01/02 - $28,030 -34% 109 $257   $9,118,756 59
2011/01/03 - $14,045 -50% 109 $129   $9,132,801 60
2011/01/04 - $13,077 -7% 109 $120   $9,145,878 61
2011/01/05 - $10,908 -17% 109 $100   $9,156,786 62
2011/01/06 - $12,279 +13% 109 $113   $9,169,065 63
2011/01/07 - $20,131 +64% 103 $195   $9,189,196 64
2011/01/08 - $34,853 +73% 103 $338   $9,224,049 65
2011/01/09 - $17,903 -49% 103 $174   $9,241,952 66
2011/01/10 - $7,309 -59% 103 $71   $9,249,261 67
2011/01/11 - $8,439 +15% 103 $82   $9,257,700 68
2011/01/12 - $8,320 -1% 103 $81   $9,266,020 69
2011/01/13 - $9,733 +17% 103 $94   $9,275,753 70
2011/01/14 - $14,319 +47% 79 $181   $9,290,072 71
2011/01/15 - $18,835 +32% 79 $238   $9,308,907 72
2011/01/16 - $11,926 -37% 79 $151   $9,320,833 73
2011/01/17 45 $6,603 -45% 79 $84   $9,327,436 74
2011/01/18 - $4,750 -28% 79 $60   $9,332,186 75
2011/01/19 - $4,499 -5% 79 $57   $9,336,685 76
2011/01/20 - $4,925 +9% 79 $62   $9,341,610 77
2011/01/21 - $11,483 +133% 72 $159   $9,353,093 78
2011/01/22 - $16,046 +40% 72 $223   $9,369,139 79
2011/01/23 - $7,567 -53% 72 $105   $9,376,706 80
2011/01/24 - $4,071 -46% 72 $57   $9,380,777 81
2011/01/25 - $4,690 +15% 72 $65   $9,385,467 82
2011/01/26 - $4,008 -15% 72 $56   $9,389,475 83
2011/01/27 - $6,450 +61% 72 $90   $9,395,925 84
2011/01/28 - $4,501 -30% 40 $113   $9,400,426 85
2011/01/29 - $6,815 +51% 40 $170   $9,407,241 86
2011/01/30 - $3,750 -45% 40 $94   $9,410,991 87
2011/01/31 - $3,161 -16% 40 $79   $9,414,152 88
2011/02/01 - $2,183 -31% 40 $55   $9,416,335 89
2011/02/02 - $2,579 +18% 40 $64   $9,418,914 90
2011/02/03 - $2,384 -8% 40 $60   $9,421,298 91
2011/02/04 - $17,931 +652% 149 $120   $9,439,229 92
2011/02/05 - $25,695 +43% 149 $172   $9,464,924 93
2011/02/06 - $9,221 -64% 149 $62   $9,474,145 94
2011/02/07 - $6,937 -25% 149 $47   $9,481,082 95
2011/02/08 - $7,634 +10% 149 $51   $9,488,716 96
2011/02/09 - $7,372 -3% 149 $49   $9,496,088 97
2011/02/10 - $7,180 -3% 149 $48   $9,503,268 98
2011/02/11 - $7,229 +1% 78 $93   $9,510,497 99
2011/02/12 - $10,894 +51% 78 $140   $9,521,391 100
2011/02/13 - $6,701 -38% 78 $86   $9,528,092 101
2011/02/14 - $4,628 -31% 78 $59   $9,532,720 102
2011/02/15 - $2,460 -47% 78 $32   $9,535,180 103
2011/02/16 - $2,583 +5% 78 $33   $9,537,763 104
2011/02/17 - $2,928 +13% 78 $38   $9,540,691 105

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/05 15 $651,082   46 $14,154   $651,082 3
2010/11/12 15 $1,020,654 +57% 175 $5,832   $1,919,640 10
2010/11/19 10 $1,455,819 +43% 386 $3,772   $3,724,546 17
2010/11/26 12 $1,560,189 +7% 396 $3,940   $5,958,797 24
2010/12/03 14 $970,358 -38% 436 $2,226   $7,306,442 31
2010/12/10 16 $555,618 -43% 436 $1,274   $8,207,297 38
2010/12/17 20 $219,973 -60% 268 $821   $8,650,388 45
2010/12/24 27 $119,031 -46% 161 $739   $8,895,867 52
2010/12/31 33 $96,548 -19% 109 $886   $9,118,756 59
2011/01/07 37 $72,887 -25% 103 $708   $9,241,952 66
2011/01/14 43 $45,080 -38% 79 $571   $9,320,833 73
2011/01/21 45 $35,096 -22% 72 $487   $9,376,706 80
2011/01/28 52 $15,066 -57% 40 $377   $9,410,991 87
2011/02/04 38 $52,847 +251% 149 $355   $9,474,145 94
2011/02/11 46 $24,824 -53% 78 $318   $9,528,092 101

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