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I Declare War (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,928Details
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Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity's dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 30th, 2013 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
Video Release: November 12th, 2013 by Image Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Kidnap, Rescue, Escape, War, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Tortured for Information
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Samaritan Entertainment, Drafthouse Films
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,128 $113 Oct 4, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,694 $28 Sep 27, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,361 $178 Sep 20, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,186 $226 Sep 13, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,182 $646 Sep 6, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,522 $8,634 Aug 30, 2013 3


Gage Munroe    PK
Michael Friend    Skinner
Aidan Gouveia    Quinn
Mackenzie Munro    Jess
Alex Cardillo    Frost
Dyson Fyke    Sikorski
Spencer Howes    Joker
Andy Reid    Wesley
Kolton Stewart    Caleb

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Lewin Webb
Producer    Robert Wilson
Producer    Patrick Cameron
Production Designer    Diana Abbatangelo
Editor    Aaron Marshall
Composer    Eric Cadesky
Director of Photography    Ray Dumas

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 12th, 2013

November 11th, 2013

There are a number of good releases this week. The two biggest releases are Man of Steel and Turbo. While the former has a larger target audience, the latter is the better film. It is still not Pick of the Week material. The best films are some of the smaller releases, like The Attack, Barbara, Blackfish, City Lights, and Prince Avalanche. All of those are worth picking up, but I think Nosferatu on Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Competition Not Included

September 4th, 2013

It was a very lop-sided week on the per theater chart with a couple of films in the $10,000 club, but the rest of the new limited releases, and a couple of new wide releases, were floating around, or below, the Mendoza Line. Instructions Not Included was the best with an average of $22,547 in 348 theaters. Stunning. This result is simply stunning. Afternoon Delight was next with an average of $13,676 in two theaters. Neither film earned good reviews, so it will be interesting to see if either can capitalize on this start. More...

Limited Releases Don't Need Instructions

August 30th, 2013

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, and even fewer that might thrive. Instructions Not Included is the biggest release, but with only one review on Rotten Tomatoes, I'm worried the buzz won't be enough. I Declare War is a Canadian film opening in the States. Its reviews are good, but not great. Our Nixon is earning the best reviews, but as a political documentary, its chances to expand significantly are very limited. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/30 66 $8,634   14 $617   $8,634 3
2013/09/06 114 $646 -93% 3 $215   $13,580 10
2013/09/13 105 $226 -65% 1 $226   $14,388 17
2013/09/20 116 $178 -21% 3 $59   $14,566 24
2013/09/27 108 $28 -84% 1 $28   $14,772 31
2013/10/04 115 $113 +304% 2 $57   $14,928 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/30 67 $12,934   14 $924   $12,934 7
2013/09/06 95 $1,228 -91% 3 $409   $14,162 14
2013/09/13 - $226 -82% 1 $226   $14,388 21
2013/09/20 107 $356 +58% 3 $119   $14,743 28
2013/09/27 100 $71 -80% 1 $71   $14,815 35
2013/10/04 113 $113 +59% 2 $57   $14,928 42

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