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Flash of Genius (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,442,377Details
International Box Office $61,734
Worldwide Box Office $4,504,111
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 3rd, 2008 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: February 17th, 2009 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Spyglass Entertainment
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,081 $138,375 Oct 17, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,294 $867,780 Oct 10, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,989 $2,251,075 Oct 3, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,595 1,098 Oct 3, 2008 3

Cast

   Robert Kearns
Lauren Graham    Phyllis Kearns
Dermot Mulroney    Gil Privick
Jake Abel    Dennis Kearns
Daniel Roebuck    Frank Sertin
Tim Kelleher    Charles Defao
Bill Smitrovich    Judge Michael Franks
Alan Alda    Gregory Lawson
Mitch Pileggi    Ford Exec

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Aaron Zigman
Executive Producer    Thomas A. Bliss

DVD Rentals - Body Wins, and That's the Truth

March 3rd, 2009

There were seven new releases to chart this week, and a few others that just missed that mark. The winner was Body of Lies with roughly 20% more revenue than second place Changeling. More...

DVD Releases for February 17, 2009 - Part I

February 17th, 2009

This felt like a slow week to me, but looking at the list there were 15 spotlight reviews, which is a huge amount for one week. There are a large number of DVDs worth checking out, but looking at the top of the list, I think Christopher Titus - Love is Evol is the best DVD coming out this week, and the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week. As has happened pretty much every week this year, there are so many DVDs on this week's list that is had to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

Most New Releases Turn Out to be Dogs

October 13th, 2008

With four wide releases this past weekend, I knew not all of them would be hits, but I also didn't expect all of them to be misses. Perhaps that's not entirely fair, and given the production budgets involved, not all films flopped at the box office, but enough did that overall box office receipts dropped 10% to $102 million. Compared to the same week last year, that still represents an increase, albeit by less than 3%, which is more or less in line with ticket price inflation. Year-to-date, 2008 and 2007 have both brought in $7.38 billion, but 2008 has had the edge the past few weeks and could retake the lead this upcoming weekend. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of October 3, 2008

October 5th, 2008

A busy week for new releases with more than a dozen sites here, but most were just average. The best of this week's selection was the Official Site for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, which has enough of the basics, extras, and style to stand out. More...

Weekend Estimates: Beverly Hills Chihuahua Scores Healthy Win

October 5th, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua rose above a very crowded field of openers to claim the box office crown, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The movie scored Disney's biggest opening weekend in October with an estimated $29 million. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist also performed well with a $12 million debut in 2,421 theaters. That's a great return for a movie with a budget reported at $13 million. The other strong performer was Appaloosa, which expanded to 1,045 theaters and pulled in $5.015 million for an impressive 5th place. The rest of the wide openers didn't fare so well, although a couple of limited releases impressed... More...

Tight Competition Likely to Squeeze out Most Films

October 3rd, 2008

If you thought last weekend was too busy, this weekend is worse with eight films opening or expanding wide, or at least wide-ish. However, only one film is opening at saturation level (3,000 or more theaters) and one other is opening truly wide (2,000 or more theaters). After those two films, the rest of the new releases will be forced to fight over the table scraps. More...

Cast Updates - October 2, 2008

October 2nd, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Paper Man, Sherlock Holmes, Kung Fu Panda 2, and more! More...

2008 Preview: October

October 1st, 2008

September ends, and for that we are all very grateful. However, while we are entering the final push for 2008 at the box office, things don't look too rosy for the upcoming month. First of all, there are way too many films opening, including eight that are opening or expanding on the first weekend. Of those two, maybe three will thrive. Most will sink without being noticed, which could negatively affect the overall box office going forward. On the other hand, there are a few films opening this month that could be players come Awards Season, which is just around the corner. Perhaps this will help a few mid-level hits rise above the crowd. More...

Cast Updates - August 28, 2008

August 28th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for City of Ember, Flash of Genius, Toy Story 3, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 24, 2008

August 24th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The International, Youth in Revolt, Fame and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 6, 2008

April 6th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Underworld 3, Pink Panther 2, Nottingham and more! 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
2008/10/03 11 $2,251,075   1,098 $2,050   $2,251,075 3
2008/10/10 16 $867,780 -61% 1,098 $790   $3,744,790 10
2008/10/17 32 $138,375 -84% 225 $615   $4,234,040 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/03 11 $719,225   1,098 $655   $719,225 1
2008/10/04 - $1,010,245 +40% 1,098 $920   $1,729,470 2
2008/10/05 - $521,605 -48% 1,098 $475   $2,251,075 3
2008/10/06 13 $153,585 -71% 1,098 $140   $2,404,660 4
2008/10/07 - $154,020 n/c 1,098 $140   $2,558,680 5
2008/10/08 12 $164,885 +7% 1,098 $150   $2,723,565 6
2008/10/09 15 $153,445 -7% 1,098 $140   $2,877,010 7
2008/10/10 - $257,995 +68% 1,098 $235   $3,135,005 8
2008/10/11 14 $390,010 +51% 1,098 $355   $3,525,015 9
2008/10/12 14 $219,775 -44% 1,098 $200   $3,744,790 10
2008/10/13 - $115,005 -48% 1,098 $105   $3,859,795 11
2008/10/14 - $82,255 -28% 1,098 $75   $3,942,050 12
2008/10/15 - $70,990 -14% 1,098 $65   $4,013,040 13
2008/10/16 - $82,625 +16% 1,098 $75   $4,095,665 14
2008/10/17 - $42,750 -48% 225 $190   $4,138,415 15
2008/10/18 - $61,875 +45% 225 $275   $4,200,290 16
2008/10/19 - $33,750 -45% 225 $150   $4,234,040 17
2008/10/20 - $14,625 -57% 225 $65   $4,248,665 18
2008/10/21 - $16,875 +15% 225 $75   $4,265,540 19
2008/10/22 - $14,610 -13% 225 $65   $4,280,150 20
2008/10/23 - $15,755 +8% 225 $70   $4,295,905 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/03 11 $2,877,010   1,098 $2,620   $2,877,010 7
2008/10/10 16 $1,218,655 -58% 1,098 $1,110   $4,095,665 14

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