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Friend Request (2016)

Friend Request
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,733,254Details
International Box Office $5,961,871Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,695,125
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Popular college student Laura shares everything with her more than 800 Facebook friends. One day she accepts a friend request from classmate Marina, an awkward outcast. But when Laura excludes the hoodie-clad loner from her birthday party, she makes the mistake of posting pictures of the happy gathering. Outraged by the snub, and then devastated when Laura unfriends her, Marina kills herself, unleashing evil forces that commandeer Laura’s Facebook page and post a video of Marina’s gruesome suicide. Soon, one by one, Laura’s classmates Gustavo, Isabel and Olivia fall prey to demonic forces that include homicidal swarms of wasps. Laura’s Facebook page is mysteriously hacked and begins displaying videos of each of her friends’ horrific deaths, triggering a drop in Laura’s social media followers and turning her into a campus pariah. Kicked out of school for the out-of-control postings, Laura joins forces with her boyfriend Tyler and tech-savvy friend Kobe to try and stop the killings. Together, they uncover secrets of Marina’s past and learn of her involvement with the ancient witchcraft of the “Black Mirror,” which serves as a portal to evil spirits. Laura tracks the demonic forces’ origins to a remote site where they face off against the deadly social media terror gone supernaturally viral.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 22nd, 2017 (Wide) by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
International Releases: January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Germany)
January 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Austria)
January 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Cambodia)
March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Thailand)
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Video Release: January 16th, 2016 by Random Media
MPAA Rating: R for horror violence, disturbing images, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2444 (Cert #50702), 9/28/2016)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Internet, Social Media, Revenge, Suicide, College, Supernatural, Hauntings
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Wiedemann & Berg, Seven Pictures Film, Two Oceans, The Exchange
Production Countries: Germany


William Moseley    Tyler
Connor Paolo    Kobe
Brit Morgan    Olivia
Brooke Markham    Isabel
Sean Marquette    Gustavo
Liesl Ahlers    Marina
Shasha Wnee-Hal    Detective Cameron
Tom Choi    Dean

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Simon Verhoeven
Screenwriter    Matthew Ballen
Screenwriter    Philip Koch
Producer    Quirin Berg
Producer    Max Viedelmann
Co-Producer    Stefan Gartner
Co-Producer    Simon Verhoeven
Co-Producer    Giselher Venzke
Co-Producer    Bertha Spieker
Co-Producer    Mark Popp
Line Producer    Maren Bouwer
Line Producer    David Vogt
Line Producer    Mark Popp
Line Producer    Marco Le Roux
Creative Producer    Patrick Noel Simon
Associate Producer    Matthew Ballen
Executive Producer    Byron Allen
Executive Producer    Carolyn Folks
Executive Producer    Jennifer Lucas
Executive Producer    Chris Charalambous
Executive Producer    Mark Borde
Executive Producer    Richard Barner
Executive Producer    Chad Doher
Director of Photography    Jo Heim
Editor    Tom Seil
Editor    Denis Bachter
Sound Recording Mixer    Ben Rosenkind
Sound Designer    Nico Krebs
Sound Mixer    Thomas Conen
Sound Mixer    Greg Albert
Composer    Gary Go
Composer    Martin Todsharow
Production Designer    Tommy Stark
Production Designer    Sylvain Gingras
Costume Designer    Tatjana Brecht-Bergen
Costume Designer    Wolfgang Ender
Make up    Sina Stoelzle
Make up    Ayten Morgenstern
Casting Director    Tannis Vallely
Casting Director    Christa Schamberger

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kingsman Wins Three-Way Race with $16.94 million

October 3rd, 2017

American Made

The top three films on the weekend box office chart landed in the same order as predicted; however, it was a much closer race than most thought it would be. Kingsman: The Golden Circle ended up on top with $16.94 million, just ahead of It with $16.90 million. The best new release of the week was American Made with $16.78 million. The other new releases struggled, to be kind, with Flatliners earning a distant fifth place and Til Death Do Us Part opening in ninth place. Overall, the box office fell 23% from last weekend to just $90 million. It was also 21% lower than the same weekend last year, thus ending 2017’s mini-winning streak. Year-to-date, 2017 has earned $8.06 billion, putting it 4.8% or $410 million behind last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kingsman Earns Gold with $39.02 million

September 26th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The weekend box office was good, for a September weekend, but disappointing compared to expectations. Kingsman: The Golden Circle did earn first place, but with only $39.02 million. Granted, this is great for September, but $10 million less than our prediction, and our prediction wasn’t even on the high end of expectations. The Lego Ninjago Movie struggled in third place with $20.43 million. The shine has come off the Lego franchise. Fortunately, It continues to be strong and that helped the overall box office. We saw 5.6% growth from last weekend reaching $117 million. This is also 13% higher than the same weekend last year, so there’s clearly reason to celebrate. 2017 is still behind 2016 in the year-to-date comparison, but it closed the gap to 4.7% or $390 million at $7.94 billion to $8.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Kingsman Circles $39 Million

September 24th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The fine line between mere popularity and capturing the zeitgeist (or going viral, to use a slightly more up-to-date term) is shown in this weekend’s box office results. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a decently-reviewed sequel to a very popular franchise-starter, will pick up a very respectable $39 million this weekend. That’s a shade better than the original film made on its opening weekend, and a pretty satisfying result for all concerned. With good business expected overseas (we don’t have an official estimate yet), the film should cruise to profitability overall, and will most likely top $100 million domestically. It would also have counted as the fourth-best opening weekend in September, were it not for the behemoth zeitgeist-capturer, It. More...

Friday Estimates: Kingsman Not Quite Golden with $15.33 million Opening Day

September 23rd, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opened on the low end of expectations with $15.33 million on Friday. This puts it on pace for just under $40 million over the full weekend. This is a little more than the $36.21 million the original managed back in 2015. This film has earned weaker reviews, but both films earned a B plus from CinemaScore. Still sequels tend to have shorter legs, so getting much past $100 million domestically will be difficult. This is not good news for a film that cost $104 million to make. I don’t think there will be a third film in the franchise, not unless it shows some growth internationally. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Kingsman Pulls in $3.4 million in Golden Debut - Updated

September 22nd, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

As expected, Kingsman: The Golden Circle had the best previews, earning $3.4 million last night. The original film opened with $1.4 million during its previews; however, this is not a good predictor for two reasons. Firstly, that was two years ago, which is a lifetime ago in terms of previews. Secondly, it was at a different time of year and previews are very dependent on time of year. Perhaps a closer comparison would be The Magnificent Seven, as that film earned $1.75 million this weekend last year, on the way to $67 million. However, Kingsman: The Golden Circle earned weaker reviews and it has a younger target audience, so it will likely have worse legs. In fact, it could have worse legs than It did, which would leave the film with just $31 million during its opening weekend. I was expecting about $4 million last night, so unless its legs are better, it won’t match its prediction. That said, just over $40 million is still good and if it can merely match its predecessor’s legs, then it will break even sometime during its home market run. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Earn Gold?

September 21st, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie

There are three wide releases coming out this week, which is one more than anticipated. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is widely expected to earn first place during the weekend, but The Lego Ninjago Movie is widely expected to have longer legs and that could give it the win overall. Meanwhile, Friend Request is just hoping to earn a spot in the top five. It’s not a sure bet that it will. Meanwhile, It will relinquish first spot and fall to third place, but still earn a ton of money. This weekend last year, the one-two punch of The Magnificent Seven and Storks helped the overall box office pull in $104 million. The top three films this year should earn more than that, to give 2017 another win. It will still take a lot to recover, but this result at least makes that possible. More...

2017 Preview: September

September 1st, 2017


As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit. More...

Friend Request Trailer

August 31st, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/22 7 $2,002,863   2,573 $778   $2,002,863 1
2017/09/29 14 $728,064 -64% 2,081 $350   $3,411,022 2
2017/10/06 35 $75,156 -90% 154 $488   $3,700,326 3
2017/10/13 - $9,578 -87% 50 $192   $3,733,254 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/09/22 7 $687,006   2,573 $267   $687,006 1
2017/09/23 7 $813,069 +18% 2,573 $316   $1,500,075 2
2017/09/24 7 $502,788 -38% 2,573 $195   $2,002,863 3
2017/09/25 7 $157,385 -69% 2,573 $61   $2,160,248 4
2017/09/26 8 $240,628 +53% 2,573 $94   $2,400,876 5
2017/09/27 8 $150,532 -37% 2,573 $59   $2,551,408 6
2017/09/28 7 $131,550 -13% 2,573 $51   $2,682,958 7
2017/09/29 14 $213,792 +63% 2,081 $103   $2,896,750 8
2017/09/30 14 $340,072 +59% 2,081 $163   $3,236,822 9
2017/10/01 15 $174,200 -49% 2,081 $84   $3,411,022 10
2017/10/02 - $53,687 -69% 2,081 $26   $3,464,709 11
2017/10/03 15 $80,412 +50% 2,081 $39   $3,545,121 12
2017/10/04 - $48,323 -40% 2,081 $23   $3,593,444 13
2017/10/05 - $31,726 -34% 2,081 $15   $3,625,170 14
2017/10/06 - $20,779 -35% 154 $135   $3,645,949 15
2017/10/07 - $34,325 +65% 154 $223   $3,680,274 16
2017/10/08 - $20,052 -42% 154 $130   $3,700,326 17
2017/10/09 - $7,701 -62% 154 $50   $3,708,027 18
2017/10/10 - $7,346 -5% 154 $48   $3,715,373 19
2017/10/11 - $5,245 -29% 154 $34   $3,720,618 20
2017/10/12 - $3,058 -42% 154 $20   $3,723,676 21
2017/10/13 - $2,773 -9% 50 $55   $3,726,449 22
2017/10/14 - $4,533 +63% 50 $91   $3,730,982 23
2017/10/15 - $2,272 -50% 50 $45   $3,733,254 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/22 7 $2,682,958   2,573 $1,043   $2,682,958 1
2017/09/29 14 $942,212 -65% 2,081 $453   $3,625,170 2
2017/10/06 32 $98,506 -90% 154 $640   $3,723,676 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Austria 1/8/2016 $0 0 43 76 $280,053 6/9/2016
Cambodia 1/14/2016 $18,445 11 11 15 $100,496 2/2/2016
Germany 1/7/2016 $0 0 306 635 $2,407,754 6/9/2016
Italy 6/9/2016 $292,171 0 0 0 $688,544 8/9/2016
Portugal 11/4/2016 $18,137 13 17 46 $50,375 12/15/2016
Russia (CIS) 3/17/2016 $165,163 638 638 638 $165,163 3/24/2016
South Korea 1/24/2017 $0 0 172 178 $162,197 3/6/2017
Thailand 3/17/2016 $51,267 70 70 94 $94,099 6/9/2016
Turkey 9/9/2016 $8,852 35 35 67 $37,910 9/23/2016
Ukraine 3/24/2016 $2,121 13 13 13 $2,121 3/29/2016
United Kingdom 4/22/2016 $899,404 402 402 944 $1,973,159 6/9/2016
International Total$5,961,871 3/6/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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