Fun Size

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,409,538Details
International Box Office $1,501,981
Worldwide Box Office $10,911,519
Further financial details...

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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Fun Size is a teen comedy centered on a sarcastic high school senior, Wren, who is eager to distance herself from her dysfunctional family by going off to college. Before that can happen, Wren's mother, Joy, insists that she watch her little brother Albert on Halloween night, so Joy can go to a rager with her much younger boyfriend. When Wren gets distracted by an invitation to the party of the year, Albert disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. Frantic to locate him before their mother discovers he's missing, Wren enlists the help of her sassy best friend April, as well as Peng, an aspiring ladies man and co-captain of the debate team, and Peng's best friend, Roosevelt, a sweet nerd whose crush on Wren clouds his better judgment. This unlikely foursome embarks on a high-stakes, all-night adventure to find Albert, crossing paths with outrageous characters every step of the way.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
25% - Rotten
Audience
47% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 26th, 2012 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: February 19th, 2013 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and suggestive material, partying, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2246, 10/24/2012)
Keywords: Romance, Missing Person, Dysfunctional Family, Babysitters, Halloween, Voiceover/Narration, Mid-Life Crisis, LGBT, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Widow/Widower, Death of a Spouse, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Films, Anonymous Content, Fake Empire

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 19th, 2013 - Abridged Edition

This week's list is a little shorter than usual, because of technical difficulties. I've been getting an average of one Blue Screen of Death per day for just over a week. It seems to happen most often when I open too many tabs in Firefox. Worse still, two of the sites that seem to set off the BSOD are YouTube and Rotten Tomatoes. Fortunately I've narrowed the problem down to a driver conflict for either my video or perhaps a Windows system driver. Or it could be bad RAM. Or it could be a bad power supply. Or perhaps a virus or other malware. So when I said I had it narrowed down the problem, I was lying. I don't have time to take the computer to get it fixed, not until the Oscars are over, but I promise to get caught up by the weekend. It is quite a good week for new releases with a number of contenders for Pick of the Week. The two main contender are Argo on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Game of Thrones: Season Two on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. While Argo is cleaning up during Awards Season, I've given Game of Thrones the edge here. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Fun Size

Fun Size is a live action kids movie with a female star. These tend to struggle at the box office. This one was no exception. Despite opening right before Halloween and having a Halloween theme, the film bombed really hard. It opened well below the Mendoza Line and is one of the weakest openings for a saturation level release of all time. Is the film as bad as its box office performance? Or does it deserve to find a wider audience on the home market? More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Wreck-It Helps Fix the Box Office

Wreck-It-Ralph's opening was on the very high end of expectations, which was a pleasant surprise over the weekend. Also, Flight beat all but the most bullish predictions. Even The Man with the Iron Fists did a little better than expected. Overall, the box office soared 49% from last weekend to $138 million. It was also higher compared to this weekend last year by a very impressive 21%. November certainly got off to a great start. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011's pace by just under 4.0% at $8.89 billion to $8.55 billion. After a couple weak months, the box office has shown great strength and it would take a disastrous collapse for 2012 to not come out ahead. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Mostly Tricks and Few Treats

It was a really bad weekend for new releases with none of the new films meeting expectations and two of them opening below the Mendoza Line. Argo climbed to top spot over the weekend. It used to be quite common for films to climb to the top of the chart, but the market has changed and opening weekends have become so important, so this feat is now very rare. Cloud Atlas was the best of the new releases, but "Best" here is a dubious title, as it barely grabbed second place. Silent Hill: Revolution 3D barely grabbed fifth place, while the less said about Fun Size and Chasing Mavericks the better. The overall box office collapsed by 28% compared to last week hitting just $93 million. It also fell compared to last year, the box office was down 11%, which is disappointing after a series of wins. However, last year Puss in Boots debuted and it was more of a November release opening a week early. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011 with the margin at $8.71 billion to $8.40 billion, or 3.8%. The goal going forward is to maintain this lead, while any growth would be more than welcome. More...

Weekend Predictions: Outlook Looks Cloudy

There are four new films coming out in wide release this week and depending on who you ask, there are four films that have a shot at earning first place. Last Friday, I assumed Cloud Atlas would win, but its reviews have taken a major hit and it will likely finish below the overall positive level. This leaves an opening for Silent Hill: Revolution 3D, which is opening in the most theaters, but it has no reviews and direct competition. Argo has been leading the way on the daily chart and there's a chance it will climb into first place this weekend. There is also a chance that Paranormal Activity will retain first place, although it will have to avoid the predicted collapse. So which film will come out on top? I'm not sure. On the other hand, I'm fairly sure the other two wide releases will fail to find a substantial audience. Fun Size is opening in 2,800 theaters, but very few think it will do well. Even making the top five is likely out of the question. Meanwhile, Chasing Mavericks is opening in just over 2,000 theaters and it is another film that will likely miss the top five, maybe even the top ten. Compared to last year, 2012 is in trouble. Puss in Boots opened with just over $34 million and there's a small chance all four wide releases won't make that much combined this weekend. There's almost no chance 2012 will come out ahead, unless at least two of the new releases are much bigger than expected. More...

2012 Preview: October

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/26 11 $1,335,788   3,014 $443   $1,335,788 1
2012/10/27 10 $1,705,351 +28% 3,014 $566   $3,041,139 2
2012/10/28 10 $1,059,878 -38% 3,014 $352   $4,101,017 3
2012/10/29 - $185,416 -83% 3,014 $62   $4,286,433 4
2012/10/30 11 $318,628 +72% 3,014 $106   $4,605,061 5
2012/10/31 10 $286,805 -10% 3,014 $95   $4,891,866 6
2012/11/01 11 $268,077 -7% 3,014 $89   $5,159,943 7
2012/11/02 13 $657,385 +145% 3,016 $218   $5,817,328 8
2012/11/03 13 $1,048,572 +60% 3,016 $348   $6,865,900 9
2012/11/04 12 $588,679 -44% 3,016 $195   $7,454,579 10
2012/11/05 13 $161,513 -73% 3,016 $54   $7,616,092 11
2012/11/06 12 $231,638 +43% 3,016 $77   $7,847,730 12
2012/11/07 16 $87,618 -62% 3,016 $29   $7,935,348 13
2012/11/08 16 $107,765 +23% 3,016 $36   $8,043,113 14
2012/11/09 17 $201,670 +87% 1,301 $155   $8,244,783 15
2012/11/10 17 $327,390 +62% 1,301 $252   $8,572,173 16
2012/11/11 17 $228,163 -30% 1,301 $175   $8,800,336 17
2012/11/12 16 $132,554 -42% 1,301 $102   $8,932,890 18
2012/11/13 20 $38,961 -71% 1,301 $30   $8,971,851 19
2012/11/14 21 $26,001 -33% 1,301 $20   $8,997,852 20
2012/11/15 - $18,968 -27% 1,301 $15   $9,016,820 21
2012/11/16 - $33,277 +75% 388 $86   $9,050,097 22
2012/11/17 - $58,278 +75% 388 $150   $9,108,375 23
2012/11/18 - $45,223 -22% 388 $117   $9,153,598 24
2012/11/19 - $14,735 -67% 388 $38   $9,168,333 25
2012/11/20 - $23,506 +60% 388 $61   $9,191,839 26
2012/11/21 - $12,737 -46% 144 $88   $9,204,576 27
2012/11/22 - $9,560 -25% 144 $66   $9,214,136 28
2012/11/23 - $28,671 +200% 144 $199   $9,242,807 29
2012/11/24 - $35,659 +24% 144 $248   $9,278,466 30
2012/11/25 - $19,316 -46% 144 $134   $9,297,782 31
2012/11/26 - $4,630 -76% 144 $32   $9,302,412 32
2012/11/27 - $4,203 -9% 144 $29   $9,306,615 33
2012/11/28 - $3,651 -13% 144 $25   $9,310,266 34
2012/11/29 - $3,909 +7% 144 $27   $9,314,175 35
2012/11/30 - $11,635 +198% 116 $100   $9,325,810 36
2012/12/01 - $22,171 +91% 116 $191   $9,347,981 37
2012/12/02 - $14,660 -34% 116 $126   $9,362,641 38
2012/12/03 - $2,839 -81% 116 $24   $9,365,480 39
2012/12/04 - $2,741 -3% 116 $24   $9,368,221 40
2012/12/05 - $2,562 -7% 116 $22   $9,370,783 41
2012/12/06 - $2,952 +15% 116 $25   $9,373,735 42
2012/12/07 - $6,768 +129% 80 $85   $9,380,503 43
2012/12/08 - $12,561 +86% 80 $157   $9,393,064 44
2012/12/09 - $9,346 -26% 80 $117   $9,402,410 45
2012/12/10 - $1,904 -80% 80 $24   $9,404,314 46
2012/12/11 - $1,938 +2% 80 $24   $9,406,252 47
2012/12/12 - $1,564 -19% 80 $20   $9,407,816 48
2012/12/13 - $1,722 +10% 80 $22   $9,409,538 49

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/26 10 $4,101,017   3,014 $1,361   $4,101,017 3
2012/11/02 13 $2,294,636 -44% 3,016 $761   $7,454,579 10
2012/11/09 17 $757,223 -67% 1,301 $582   $8,800,336 17
2012/11/16 26 $136,778 -82% 388 $353   $9,153,598 24
2012/11/23 35 $83,646 -39% 144 $581   $9,297,782 31
2012/11/30 40 $48,466 -42% 116 $418   $9,362,641 38
2012/12/07 48 $28,675 -41% 80 $358   $9,402,410 45

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Cast

Victoria Justice    Wren
Jackson Nicoll    Albert
Chelsea Handler    Joy
Josh Pence    Keevin
Jane Levy    April
Thomas Mann    Roosevelt
Thomas McDonell    Aaron Riley
Carrie Clifford    Pumpkin Mom
Barry Livingston    Halloween Dad
Ele Bardha    Mariposa Dad
Orisc Chau    Peng
Zumani Munashe    Spider Girl
Bobby Thomas    Old Spider Man
James Pumphrey    Brueder
Thomas Middleditch    Fuzzy
Dean Ogle    Tween
Manny Liotta    Tween
Amiri Zaire    Tween
Kerri Kenney-Silver    Barb
Ana Gasteyer    Jackie
Abby Elliott    Lara
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo    Mr. Mahari (Samoan Man)
Lori Pelenise Tuisano    Mrs. Mahari (Samoan Woman)
Patrick de Ledebur    Mike Puglio
Stefan Gatt    Hulk
Sara Lindsey    Sexy Nurse
Riki Lindhome    Galaxy Scout
Erin Scerbak    Andrea (Drive Thru Girl)
Gabrielle McClinton    Galaxy Scout Friend
Jeremy Earl    Officer Savage
Rachel Sterling    Kassi
Holmes Osborne    Mr. Brueder
Annie Fitzpatrick    Mrs. Brueder
Nick Varricchio    Jonathan (Mad Hatter)
Maria Perossa    Hailey (Pirate Wench)

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Josh Schwartz
Stunt Coordinator    Richard Fike
Screenwriter    Max Werner
Producer    Stephanie Savage
Producer    Josh Schwartz
Producer    Bard Dorros
Producer    David Kanter
Executive Producer    Michael Beugg
Executive Producer    Steve Golin
Executive Producer    Paul Green
Director of Photography    Yaron Orbach
Production Designer    Mark White
Editor    Mike Sale
Editor    Wendy Greene Bricmont
Costume Designer    Eric Daman
Music by    Deborah Lurie
Music Supervisor    Alexandra Patsavas
Casting    Alyssa Weisberg
Co-Producer    Lis Rowinski
Unit Production Manager    Michael Beugg
Unit Production Manager    Samson Mucke
Associate Producer    Samson Mucke
First Assistant Director    Mark Anthony Little
Second Assistant Director    Scott Rorie
Second Assistant Director    Jason Roberts

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