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The Imitation Game (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $91,125,143Details
International Box Office $136,648,543Details
Worldwide Box Office $227,773,686
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,563,694 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,722,280 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,285,974
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Synopsis

A dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing. The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
91% - Upright

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 28th, 2014 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
International Releases: November 14th, 2014 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
January 1st, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
January 1st, 2015 (Wide) (Italy)
January 1st, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
January 8th, 2015 (Wide) (Netherlands)
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Video Release: March 17th, 2015 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2339, 9/10/2014)
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, World War II, LGBT, Codebreaker, Academics, Bullies, 2015 Oscars Best Picture Nominee, Closeted Homosexual, Coming Out
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Black Bear, Bristol Automotive
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 458 $8,113 May 8, 2015 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 440 $17,816 May 1, 2015 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 432 $34,496 Apr 24, 2015 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 478 $41,364 Apr 17, 2015 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 392 $83,225 Apr 10, 2015 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 348 $139,523 Apr 3, 2015 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 285 $250,484 Mar 27, 2015 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 237 $371,527 Mar 20, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 168 $665,205 Mar 13, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $1,119,243 Mar 6, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 76 $1,871,815 Feb 27, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 61 $2,527,637 Feb 20, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $3,487,137 Feb 13, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 35 $4,687,391 Feb 6, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 45 $5,010,913 Jan 30, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 25 $6,946,076 Jan 23, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 47 $6,801,166 Jan 16, 2015 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,323 $50,407,474 Jan 16, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 66 $7,213,862 Jan 9, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 96 $7,772,527 Jan 2, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 193 $7,932,292 Dec 26, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,075 $858,615 Dec 19, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,800 $850,262 Dec 12, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,748 $389,260 Dec 5, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,926 $479,352 Nov 28, 2014 3

Cast

   Alan Turing
   Joan Clarke
Matthew Goode    Hugh Alexander
Rory Kinnear    Policeman
Charles Dance    Commander Denniston
Mark Strong    Stewart Menzies
Allen Leech    John
Matthew Beard    Peter
James Northcote    Jack Good
Tom Goodman-Hill    Sergeant Staehl

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Graham Moore
Producer    Nora Grossman
Producer    Ido Ostrowsky
Producer    Teddy Schwartzman
Executive Producer    Graham Moore
Co-Producer    Peter Heslop
Director of Photography    Oscar Faura
Editor    William Goldenberg
Composer    Alexandre Desplat
Production Designer    Maria Djurkovic
Costume Designer    Sammy Sheldon
Make-up and Hair Designer    Ivana Primorac
Casting Director    Nina Gold
Set Decorator    Tatiana MacDonald

DVD Sales: Interstellar's Earthbound Opening

April 20th, 2015

Interstellar was the top new release and the top selling DVD. However, its opening week numbers were decidedly not stellar. The film sold 291,000 units and generated $4.45 million in revenue. This is barely more than The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies managed during its second week of release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Easter Week was Out of This World

April 20th, 2015

It was Easter the week the March 31st new releases came out and this had an effect with several, mostly family friendly films earning a boost on the Blu-ray sales chart. Even so, Interstellar opened in first place dominating the rest of the market. The film sold 732,000 units and generated $14.46 million in revenue, for an opening week Blu-ray share of 72%. Granted, this is a film that relies heavily on its special effects to draw in the audience, but that is still a shockingly high percentage. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 31st, 2015

March 30th, 2015

This week on the home market is another week that is good on top, but shallow in terms of depth. The number one film of the week is Interstellar which is worth checking out, but not Pick of the Week material. There are a quartet of Pick of the Week contenders, including two limited releases (The Imitation Game - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Wild - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray) and two TV on DVD releases (VEEP: Season 3 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Silicon Valley: Season 1 - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray). Of these four, I went with Veep as the Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Danny Boy

March 25th, 2015

Danny Collins poster

Danny Collins led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $14,631 in five theaters. However, since its reviews are merely good and not great, I doubt it will have the legs needed to thrive in limited release. The overall box office leader, Insurgent, was next with an average of $13,487. Last week's winner on the per theater chart, It Follows, was the only holdover in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,777 in 32 theaters. It has room to grow and should have no trouble earning a least some small measure of mainstream success. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter was the only other film that did well, with an average of $8,529 in four theaters over the weekend, while it earned an average of $10,101 since Wednesday. More...

Per Theater Chart: '71 is Number One

March 4th, 2015

'71 poster

Only two films were in the $10,000 club at the box office this past weekend, and they were in a close race. '71 led the way with an average of $13,940 in four theaters. Meanwhile, The Hunting Ground was close behind with an average of $12,054 in two theaters. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - And the Winner is... Birdman for Best Picture

February 22nd, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar ceremony is tonight and we will be live-blogging the winners... assuming I don't get bored and wander away. On a serious note, while my job is all about movies and I love watching movies, I love paying attention to box office numbers, I even love Awards Season. I hate ceremonies. As per usual, here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions / wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers. If I predicted a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don't think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award were not even nominated, plus a few I don't have a real opinion on. More...

Oscar Predictions: Boyhood and Birdman Neck and Neck for Top Two Awards

February 22nd, 2015

The polls are closed in our 18th annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and it has turned out to be the most exciting two-horse race in the history of the contest.

After weeks of intense debate among our voters, we have a virtual tie in the biggest categories of all: Best Picture and Best Director. The predicted Best Picture winner is, in fact, a statistical dead heat. Boyhood garnered 47% of the total vote, and Birdman 46%, giving the Linklater epic the tiniest of edges.

Best Director is a clearer contest, but still close, and still a bout between Boyhood and Birdman. Richard Linklater is favorite to win Best Director, perhaps in part because he’s more “due” for the award than Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. As noted, though, “favorite” is strong, given the closeness of this category, with Linklater getting 55% of the votes and Inarritu taking a 46% share.

The other big story about this year’s contest is just how much of a two-horse contest it really is. With 93% of the Best Picture vote going to Birdman and Boyhood, the remaining nominees were left to split the other 7% of the vote. American Sniper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything each gathered a handful of votes from The Numbers readers, and Selma and Whiplash are given virtually no chance at all. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

February 20th, 2015

Birdman poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the biggest prize, Best Picture. Like with Best Director, this is a two-horse race with the same two films at the top of the list. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

February 20th, 2015

Birdman poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the Best Director category, which is neither among the most nor among the least competitive categories. We definitely have a favorite, but we also have another nominee with a better than average shot at winning. More...

Per Theater Chart: Shadow Steals Spotlight in Its Debut

February 18th, 2015

What We Do in the Shadows poster

What We Do in the Shadows dominated the per theater chart earning an average of $41,778 in two theaters. This is high enough to suggest the film will be able to expand significantly. Additionally, its reviews are stunning, so its chances at box office success are even better. However, the comedy stylings of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are not really mainstream and that might hurt its chances. The second place film on the per theater chart was the overall number one film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which earned an average of $23,360. The Last 5 Years was next with an average of $17,158 in three theaters. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem opened with an average of $12,105 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the second wide release of the week, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,300. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

February 17th, 2015

The Imitation Game poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two writing categories, ending with Best Adapted Screenplay. This is also a two-horse race, but one of the horses has a significant, but not insurmountable lead. More...

2014 - Awards Season: WGA - Winners

February 14th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The Writers Guild of America winners were just announced and there wasn't a lot of surprises to talk about, but enough interesting things happened that it wasn't boring. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

February 13th, 2015

The Theory of Everything poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two leading actor categories, finishing with Best Lead Actor. As I previously mentioned, three of the four actor races are not even close; however, this is the one exception and there is a two-horse race to pay attention to. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 12th, 2015

Boyhood poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two supporting actor categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress. Three of the four acting categories have almost no suspense to them, as there is an overwhelming favorite amongst the five nominees. This is not the exception. More...

Per Theater Chart: Hip to be Square(Pants)

February 11th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

Just like it did on the overall box office chart, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $15,206. This is surprisingly high compared to weekend predictions. There were two other films in the $10,000 club. Ballet 422 earned an average of $13,827 in two theaters and Old Fashioned was right behind with $12,988 in three. More...

Per Theater Chart: Future for Timbuktu Is Bright

February 3rd, 2015

Timbuktu poster

Timbuktu was the only film in the $10,000 club this weekend earning an estimated average of $12,500 in four theaters. Running Man came close with an average of $9,246 in 20 theaters. Impressively, Game Of Thrones: The IMAX Experience earned 15th place on the overall chart with $1.46 million in just over 200 theaters for an average of $7,142. This is enough to expect this to happen again, but I don't know if it will be a regular thing. More...

Per Theater Chart: Sniper Stuck at the Top

January 27th, 2015

American Sniper poster

For the fifth week in a row, American Sniper led the way on the per theater chart, this week earning an average of $17,444. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Still Alice with an average of $10,816 in 38 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: American Sniper Continues Box Office Domination

January 25th, 2015

American Sniper poster

After smashing the January weekend record last weekend, American Sniper is enjoying a very solid second-weekend hold. So solid, in fact, that it will also have the third-best January weekend. If it drops less than 35% next weekend, it will share with Avatar the records for the top six January weekends, each movie having topped $42 million three times. Sniper’s expected weekend this time around is $64.365m, according to Warner Bros. Sunday morning projection. More...

Per Theater Chart: Sniper Expands Wide, but Still Secures Top Spot

January 21st, 2015

American Sniper poster

American Sniper expanded wide, but it still earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $25,111 in more than 3,000 theaters. Second place went to Still Alice, which opened with an average of $17,667 in 12 theaters. Those were the only two films to reach the $10,000 club over the three-day weekend, but Ode to me Father came close enough that it probably got there over the four-day weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: American Sniper Shatters January Record

January 18th, 2015

American Sniper poster

American Sniper was confidently expected to top the box office charts this weekend, and to give Clint Eastwood his best weekend as a director, but no-one was predicting that the film would break the record for the biggest weekend in January by over $20 million. As of Sunday morning, that’s what Warner Bros. is projecting for the film with their official weekend estimate standing at $90,205,000 from 3,555 theaters. Since the film had already played for three weeks in exclusive engagements, it will also grab the crown for biggest fourth weekend at the box office. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2014 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 15th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Directors Guild of America were the last major Awards Season group to hand out their nominations and did so over two days this week. Not surprisingly, for the most part, the same group of films appear on this list as have appeared on the rest of the Awards Season nominations. Birdman, Boyhood, and The Imitation Game all make appearances, More...

Per Theater Chart: Sniper Still Calling the Shots

January 13th, 2015

American Sniper poster

There was only one new release in the $10,000 club, which left American Sniper with an easy victory. It pulled in an average of $144,880 in four theaters, making it the first film ever to earn an per theater average of $100,000 or more for three weeks. Second place went to A Most Violent Year with an average of $29,135, also in four theaters. Taken 3 was the best of the new releases with an average of $10,908, just ahead of Song of the Sea with an average of $10,470. More...

Weekend Estimates: Taken Tops $40 Million

January 11th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

A lukewarm critical reception hasn’t deterred movie fans from embracing the (possibly) final installment in the Taken franchise this weekend, with Taken 3 enjoying a $40.4 million debut, according to Fox’s Sunday estimate. That’s down somewhat from the $49.5 million posted by Taken 2 on its debut, but a theater average of $11,200 speaks for itself. More...

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. More...

2014 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 10th, 2015

Boyhood poster

The Writers Guild of America nominations were latest to be announced, but were there any real surprises? Yes. Birdman didn't get a nomination, but Guardians of the Galaxy did. More on that later. Besides those two films, there are not a lot of surprises here and the usual contenders are present, including Boyhood and The Imitation Game, but there are also some other notable films missing. More...

2014 - Awards Season: PGA - Nominations

January 10th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Producers Guild of America nominations were announced and there's not a lot of surprises among the three categories. Birdman, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and others continue to get accolades, but there are also some films that are being passed over too often. More...

Per Theater Chart: 2015 Starts as 2014 Ended

January 6th, 2015

American Sniper poster

There were very few new films that came out during the first weekend of 2015, so it should come as no surprise that the per theater chart looked mostly the same as it did last weekend. This includes the top of the chart, American Sniper, which earned an average of $169,227 in four theaters, which is 7% higher than last weekend. That bodes well for its planned wide release later in the month. The best new release was A Most Violent Year, which opened with an average of $43,197, also in four theaters. This film should also expand significantly over the coming weeks. Selma was next with an average of $28,781 in 22 theaters. Inherent Vice earned an average of $15,712 in 16 theaters. It is expanding wide in just a few days, so this is a great result. Two Days, One Night was right behind with an average of $15,628 in two theaters. The Imitation Game was roughly even with last week with an average of $10,308. Leviathan rose earning an average of $10,300 in three theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: American Shoots for the Top

December 31st, 2014

American Sniper poster

American Sniper led the way on the per theater chart with an estimated average of $152,500 in four theaters. This is the second best per theater average of the year, behind just The Grand Budapest Hotel and ahead of The Imitation Game. Second place for the weekend was Selma, which earned an average of $30,076 in 19 theaters during their Oscar-qualifying run. Two Days, One Night was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club earning an average of $24,118 in two theaters. It earned amazing reviews, but it didn't have as much buzz behind it as other film's that opening on Christmas. Into the Woods was the best of the wide releases in the $10,000 club earning an average of $12,726 in 2,440 theaters. Last week's winner, Inherent Vice, was next with an estimated average of $12,500 in 16 theaters. The overall box office leader, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, earned an average of $10,689, while The Imitation Game was right behind with $10,618. The final film in the $10,000 club was Mr. Turner with an average of $10,498 in 24 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Going Once, Going Vice...

December 22nd, 2014

Inherent Vice poster

The $10,000 club was crowded this weekend with six films earning per theater averages of more than $10,000. This includes Inherent Vice, which led the way for the second time in a row earning an average of $29,055 in five theaters. This bodes well for its wide expansion in January. Speaking of expanding, The Imitation Game expanded from 25 theaters to 34 theaters earning an average of $25,253 in the process. It has already earned some measure of mainstream success and with room to grow, it will stay in theaters for a while. Mr. Turner was the best of the new limited releases earning an average of $21,728 in five theaters. Song of the Sea was next with $17,967 in one theater. The overall box office champ, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, earned an average of $14,122, which is lower than anticipated, but still pretty good. Finally, P.K. opened with an average of $13,108 in 272 theaters. It is rare that we get to talk about a Bollywood film in the $10,000 club. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hobbit Enjoys $50 Million Swansong

December 21st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

After thirteen years (with a lengthy break in the middle), Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth Saga finally comes to an end this weekend with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Tolkein/Jackson fans are giving the franchise a rousing farewell, with $50 million expected this weekend and $90 million in total after five days. Comparisons are a little difficult, because the previous Hobbit installments opened on Fridays, but Desolation of Smaug racked up $86 million in its first five days and An Unexpected Journey hit $100 million on its fifth day in release. So this outing seems set to perform similarly overall, with $250 million – $300 million domestically and around $1 billion worldwide. That will solidify the franchise as the fourth-most successful in history, and if it can top $1.079 billion in this outing, it will be the only franchise ever to average more than $1 billion globally per film. More...

Per Theater Chart: Holdovers Versus Vice and Vice Versa

December 16th, 2014

Inherent Vice poster

Inherent Vice won top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $65,637 in five theaters. This is the fifth best per theater average for the year, which is much better than expected. Second place went to The Imitation Game with an average of $34,010 in 25 theaters. It still has plenty of room to expand. The final film in the $10,000 club was Wild with an average of $13,198 in 116 theaters. It too has some room to expand, while it has also reached some level of mainstream success. More...

Weekend Estimates: Exodus Leads with Lackluster Debut

December 14th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

Big budget bible epic Exodus: Gods and Kings is probably the riskiest studio bet this Holiday Season. The $140 million-budgeted film will need to do considerable business domestically and internationally to earn a profit, and biblical epics haven’t had the best of track records in recent years. Early signs aren’t great, with Fox projecting a $24.5 million opening weekend, well behind the $43.7 million earned by Noah earlier in the year. There is room for the film to recover though, as it will almost certainly be able to keep playing in a lot of theaters through the New Year. $100 million seems like the top end of domestic expectations at this point, and its international performance so far doesn’t suggest overseas coin will help make up the difference. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

2014 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 10th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced Wednesday morning. Are there surprises worth mentioning? Is the Oscar picture beginning to take shape? Like with the Independent Spirit Awards, Birdman led the way this time earning four nominations from six categories, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything had three nods each.

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Per Theater Chart: Imitation Remains Real

December 10th, 2014

The Imitation Game poster

The Imitation Game remained in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $48,658 in 8 theaters over the weekend. It also reached $1 million in the process, barely. The best new release of the week was Wild with an average of $28,896 in 21 theaters. This film will hit major milestones very soon. She's Beautiful When She's Angry just managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club with $10,505 in one theater. Meanwhile, Zero Motivation just missed the $10,000 club with $9,427 in one theater. However, it was a Wednesday release and it earned $13,145 over five days. Had it opened on Friday instead, it very likely would have reached the $10,000 club.

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Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Unchallenged at Top

December 7th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

With no new wide releases, the weekend after Thanksgiving will see a comfortable victory at the box office for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Now playing in its third weekend, the film will gross around $21.6 million, taking it to a total of $257.7m, virtually equal with The Lego Movie in third place for the year. Weekend performances for returning movies were down across the board coming off the holiday, with, in the top 10, only Gone Girl and Birdman down less than 40%. More...

Per Theater Chart: Imitation Scores Game-Winning Goal

December 3rd, 2014

The Imitation Game poster

The Imitation Game led the way on the per theater chart with an incredible average of $119,838 in four theaters. This is the second best per theater average of the year, behind only The Grand Budapest Hotel. Second place went to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, with an average of $13,725 during its sophomore stint. The final film in the $10,000 is The Babadook, which earned an average of $10,002 in three theaters.

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Limited Releases: The Real Deal

November 28th, 2014

The Imitation Game poster

It isn't a terribly busy week for limited releases, but there are a few earning great reviews. The Babadook is earning the best reviews on this week's list, but it is a horror film, so its box office chances are minimal. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is also earning excellent reviews, but documentaries rarely find an audience outside of art house theaters. That leaves The Imitation Game as the likely winner on the Per Theater Chart. More...

International Box Office: Mockingjay has $275 million Worldwide Weekend

November 27th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 opened in first place on the international chart with $154.3 million in 85 markets for a worldwide opening of $276.2 million. Its international opening was about 4% higher than the previously entry in the franchise. The film managed $19.8 million in the U.K. and $13.8 million in Germany. This was 5% and 9% higher than the previous film's debut in those two markets. Mockingjay, Part 1 opened 19% higher in Russia with $11.9 million. The film also topped $10 million in Mexico ($12 million) and Australia ($10.3 million). More...

International Box Office: Century Weekend for Interstellar

November 20th, 2014

Interstellar poster

Interstellar remained in first place with $107.9 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $225.8 million internationally and $322.7 million worldwide. This might be enough to cover the film's production budget, but probably not. That said, by this time next week, its worldwide total will be close to $500 million, which should put the film in the black. This weekend the film opened in first place in China with $42.67 million during its five-day opening. Perhaps more impressively, the film grew by 6% in South Korea helping it remain in first place with $13.13 million on 1,410 screens over the weekend for a total of $35.24 million after two weeks of release. It didn't hold up quite as well in the U.K., but still remained in first place with $5.91 million on 576 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.11 million.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/28 16 $479,352   4 $119,838   $479,352 3
2014/12/05 18 $389,260 -19% 8 $48,658   $1,000,459 10
2014/12/12 13 $850,262 +118% 25 $34,010   $1,974,647 17
2014/12/19 16 $858,615 +1% 34 $25,253   $3,155,576 24
2014/12/26 8 $7,932,292 +824% 747 $10,619   $14,633,946 31
2015/01/02 7 $7,772,527 -2% 754 $10,308   $30,472,090 38
2015/01/09 6 $7,213,862 -7% 1,566 $4,607   $40,430,301 45
2015/01/16 6 $6,801,166 -6% 1,611 $4,222   $50,407,474 52
2015/01/23 6 $6,946,076 +2% 2,025 $3,430   $60,452,357 59
2015/01/30 7 $5,010,913 -28% 2,402 $2,086   $67,792,549 66
2015/02/06 8 $4,687,391 -6% 1,963 $2,388   $74,546,178 73
2015/02/13 8 $3,487,137 -26% 1,551 $2,248   $79,619,560 80
2015/02/20 9 $2,527,637 -28% 1,408 $1,795   $83,883,539 87
2015/02/27 13 $1,871,815 -26% 1,103 $1,697   $86,774,160 94
2015/03/06 14 $1,119,243 -40% 862 $1,298   $88,441,916 101
2015/03/13 16 $665,205 -41% 525 $1,267   $89,514,863 108
2015/03/20 18 $371,527 -44% 337 $1,102   $90,147,295 115
2015/03/27 22 $250,484 -33% 271 $924   $90,544,864 122
2015/04/03 29 $139,523 -44% 202 $691   $90,790,630 129
2015/04/10 32 $83,225 -40% 128 $650   $90,944,201 136
2015/04/17 36 $41,364 -50% 75 $552   $91,019,827 143
2015/04/24 45 $34,496 -17% 60 $575   $91,073,946 150
2015/05/01 53 $17,816 -48% 34 $524   $91,104,702 157
2015/05/08 64 $8,113 -54% 22 $369   $91,120,912 164

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/28 - $181,130   4 $45,283   $181,130 1
2014/11/29 - $177,024 -2% 4 $44,256   $358,154 2
2014/11/30 15 $121,198 -32% 4 $30,300   $479,352 3
2014/12/01 15 $34,890 -71% 4 $8,723   $514,242 4
2014/12/02 - $33,440 -4% 4 $8,360   $547,682 5
2014/12/03 - $31,567 -6% 4 $7,892   $579,249 6
2014/12/04 - $31,950 +1% 4 $7,988   $611,199 7
2014/12/05 - $108,269 +239% 8 $13,534   $719,468 8
2014/12/06 - $163,308 +51% 8 $20,414   $882,776 9
2014/12/07 - $117,683 -28% 8 $14,710   $1,000,459 10
2014/12/08 - $31,714 -73% 8 $3,964   $1,032,173 11
2014/12/09 - $27,182 -14% 8 $3,398   $1,059,355 12
2014/12/10 - $31,304 +15% 8 $3,913   $1,090,659 13
2014/12/11 - $33,726 +8% 8 $4,216   $1,124,385 14
2014/12/12 13 $247,945 +635% 25 $9,918   $1,372,330 15
2014/12/13 13 $357,302 +44% 25 $14,292   $1,729,632 16
2014/12/14 13 $245,015 -31% 25 $9,801   $1,974,647 17
2014/12/15 13 $79,384 -68% 25 $3,175   $2,054,031 18
2014/12/16 14 $81,839 +3% 25 $3,274   $2,135,870 19
2014/12/17 14 $80,046 -2% 25 $3,202   $2,215,916 20
2014/12/18 14 $81,045 +1% 25 $3,242   $2,296,961 21
2014/12/19 15 $221,685 +174% 34 $6,520   $2,518,646 22
2014/12/20 15 $363,792 +64% 34 $10,700   $2,882,438 23
2014/12/21 14 $273,138 -25% 34 $8,033   $3,155,576 24
2014/12/22 15 $143,104 -48% 34 $4,209   $3,298,680 25
2014/12/23 15 $155,848 +9% 34 $4,584   $3,454,528 26
2014/12/24 - $169,723 +9% 34 $4,992   $3,624,251 27
2014/12/25 - $3,077,403 +1,713% 34 $90,512   $6,701,654 28
2014/12/26 8 $2,891,674 -6% 747 $3,871   $9,593,328 29
2014/12/27 8 $2,877,471 n/c 747 $3,852   $12,470,799 30
2014/12/28 - $2,163,147 -25% 747 $2,896   $14,633,946 31
2014/12/29 7 $1,555,636 -28% 747 $2,083   $16,189,582 32
2014/12/30 8 $1,628,646 +5% 747 $2,180   $17,818,228 33
2014/12/31 - $2,118,291 +30% 747 $2,836   $19,936,519 34
2015/01/01 7 $2,763,044 +30% 747 $3,699   $22,699,563 35
2015/01/02 8 $2,955,644 +7% 754 $3,920   $25,655,207 36
2015/01/03 7 $3,033,074 +3% 754 $4,023   $28,688,281 37
2015/01/04 7 $1,783,809 -41% 754 $2,366   $30,472,090 38
2015/01/05 7 $632,530 -65% 754 $839   $31,104,620 39
2015/01/06 5 $793,140 +25% 754 $1,052   $31,897,760 40
2015/01/07 4 $645,502 -19% 754 $856   $32,543,262 41
2015/01/08 4 $673,177 +4% 754 $893   $33,216,439 42
2015/01/09 6 $2,145,321 +219% 1,566 $1,370   $35,361,760 43
2015/01/10 6 $3,311,852 +54% 1,566 $2,115   $38,673,612 44
2015/01/11 7 $1,756,689 -47% 1,566 $1,122   $40,430,301 45
2015/01/12 5 $606,515 -65% 1,566 $387   $41,036,816 46
2015/01/13 4 $987,378 +63% 1,566 $631   $42,024,194 47
2015/01/14 4 $752,552 -24% 1,566 $481   $42,776,746 48
2015/01/15 3 $829,562 +10% 1,566 $530   $43,606,308 49
2015/01/16 6 $1,887,792 +128% 1,611 $1,172   $45,494,100 50
2015/01/17 6 $3,201,779 +70% 1,611 $1,987   $48,695,879 51
2015/01/18 7 $1,711,595 -47% 1,611 $1,062   $50,407,474 52
2015/01/19 8 $1,214,968 -29% 1,611 $754   $51,622,442 53
2015/01/20 6 $721,458 -41% 1,611 $448   $52,343,900 54
2015/01/21 6 $536,744 -26% 1,611 $333   $52,880,644 55
2015/01/22 5 $625,637 +17% 1,611 $388   $53,506,281 56
2015/01/23 6 $1,923,068 +207% 2,025 $950   $55,429,349 57
2015/01/24 6 $3,259,212 +69% 2,025 $1,609   $58,688,561 58
2015/01/25 6 $1,763,796 -46% 2,025 $871   $60,452,357 59
2015/01/26 5 $485,437 -72% 2,025 $240   $60,937,794 60
2015/01/27 4 $749,062 +54% 2,025 $370   $61,686,856 61
2015/01/28 4 $552,699 -26% 2,025 $273   $62,239,555 62
2015/01/29 4 $542,081 -2% 2,025 $268   $62,781,636 63
2015/01/30 7 $1,610,905 +197% 2,402 $671   $64,392,541 64
2015/01/31 7 $2,639,944 +64% 2,402 $1,099   $67,032,485 65
2015/02/01 8 $760,064 -71% 2,402 $316   $67,792,549 66
2015/02/02 7 $444,324 -42% 2,402 $185   $68,236,873 67
2015/02/03 6 $616,335 +39% 2,402 $257   $68,853,208 68
2015/02/04 5 $464,703 -25% 2,402 $193   $69,317,911 69
2015/02/05 3 $540,876 +16% 2,402 $225   $69,858,787 70
2015/02/06 8 $1,273,526 +135% 1,963 $649   $71,132,313 71
2015/02/07 7 $2,255,884 +77% 1,963 $1,149   $73,388,197 72
2015/02/08 9 $1,157,981 -49% 1,963 $590   $74,546,178 73
2015/02/09 5 $393,478 -66% 1,963 $200   $74,939,656 74
2015/02/10 6 $478,904 +22% 1,963 $244   $75,418,560 75
2015/02/11 5 $359,835 -25% 1,963 $183   $75,778,395 76
2015/02/12 5 $354,028 -2% 1,963 $180   $76,132,423 77
2015/02/13 8 $805,317 +127% 1,551 $519   $76,937,740 78
2015/02/14 9 $1,662,553 +106% 1,551 $1,072   $78,600,293 79
2015/02/15 8 $1,019,267 -39% 1,551 $657   $79,619,560 80
2015/02/16 7 $692,265 -32% 1,551 $446   $80,311,825 81
2015/02/17 8 $377,304 -45% 1,551 $243   $80,689,129 82
2015/02/18 7 $319,166 -15% 1,551 $206   $81,008,295 83
2015/02/19 7 $347,607 +9% 1,551 $224   $81,355,902 84
2015/02/20 9 $751,163 +116% 1,408 $533   $82,107,065 85
2015/02/21 9 $1,210,663 +61% 1,408 $860   $83,317,728 86
2015/02/22 10 $565,811 -53% 1,408 $402   $83,883,539 87
2015/02/23 9 $235,288 -58% 1,408 $167   $84,118,827 88
2015/02/24 9 $294,574 +25% 1,408 $209   $84,413,401 89
2015/02/25 9 $235,767 -20% 1,408 $167   $84,649,168 90
2015/02/26 9 $253,177 +7% 1,408 $180   $84,902,345 91
2015/02/27 13 $498,378 +97% 1,103 $452   $85,400,723 92
2015/02/28 12 $919,535 +85% 1,103 $834   $86,320,258 93
2015/03/01 13 $453,902 -51% 1,103 $412   $86,774,160 94
2015/03/02 12 $132,821 -71% 1,103 $120   $86,906,981 95
2015/03/03 13 $152,399 +15% 1,103 $138   $87,059,380 96
2015/03/04 12 $127,815 -16% 1,103 $116   $87,187,195 97
2015/03/05 12 $135,478 +6% 1,103 $123   $87,322,673 98
2015/03/06 12 $312,982 +131% 862 $363   $87,635,655 99
2015/03/07 13 $550,822 +76% 862 $639   $88,186,477 100
2015/03/08 15 $255,439 -54% 862 $296   $88,441,916 101
2015/03/09 14 $89,954 -65% 862 $104   $88,531,870 102
2015/03/10 14 $118,234 +31% 862 $137   $88,650,104 103
2015/03/11 14 $104,609 -12% 862 $121   $88,754,713 104
2015/03/12 14 $94,945 -9% 862 $110   $88,849,658 105
2015/03/13 14 $182,236 +92% 525 $347   $89,031,894 106
2015/03/14 15 $320,997 +76% 525 $611   $89,352,891 107
2015/03/15 15 $161,972 -50% 525 $309   $89,514,863 108
2015/03/16 15 $57,580 -64% 525 $110   $89,572,443 109
2015/03/17 - $69,932 +21% 525 $133   $89,642,375 110
2015/03/18 15 $69,524 -1% 525 $132   $89,711,899 111
2015/03/19 15 $63,869 -8% 525 $122   $89,775,768 112
2015/03/20 - $102,808 +61% 337 $305   $89,878,576 113
2015/03/21 - $180,996 +76% 337 $537   $90,059,572 114
2015/03/22 - $87,723 -52% 337 $260   $90,147,295 115
2015/03/23 - $36,046 -59% 337 $107   $90,183,341 116
2015/03/24 - $40,556 +13% 337 $120   $90,223,897 117
2015/03/25 - $36,688 -10% 337 $109   $90,260,585 118
2015/03/26 - $33,795 -8% 337 $100   $90,294,380 119
2015/03/27 - $75,581 +124% 271 $279   $90,369,961 120
2015/03/28 - $117,295 +55% 271 $433   $90,487,256 121
2015/03/29 - $57,608 -51% 271 $213   $90,544,864 122
2015/03/30 - $24,107 -58% 271 $89   $90,568,971 123
2015/03/31 - $29,105 +21% 271 $107   $90,598,076 124
2015/04/01 - $24,890 -14% 271 $92   $90,622,966 125
2015/04/02 - $28,141 +13% 271 $104   $90,651,107 126
2015/04/03 - $52,973 +88% 202 $262   $90,704,080 127
2015/04/04 - $52,741 n/c 202 $261   $90,756,821 128
2015/04/05 - $33,809 -36% 202 $167   $90,790,630 129
2015/04/06 - $17,439 -48% 202 $86   $90,808,069 130
2015/04/07 - $18,674 +7% 202 $92   $90,826,743 131
2015/04/08 - $17,372 -7% 202 $86   $90,844,115 132
2015/04/09 - $16,861 -3% 202 $83   $90,860,976 133
2015/04/10 - $27,337 +62% 128 $214   $90,888,313 134
2015/04/11 - $39,663 +45% 128 $310   $90,927,976 135
2015/04/12 - $16,225 -59% 128 $127   $90,944,201 136
2015/04/13 - $7,090 -56% 128 $55   $90,951,291 137
2015/04/14 - $9,605 +35% 128 $75   $90,960,896 138
2015/04/15 - $8,434 -12% 128 $66   $90,969,330 139
2015/04/16 - $9,133 +8% 128 $71   $90,978,463 140
2015/04/17 - $12,155 +33% 75 $162   $90,990,618 141
2015/04/18 - $19,943 +64% 75 $266   $91,010,561 142
2015/04/19 - $9,266 -54% 75 $124   $91,019,827 143
2015/04/20 - $4,510 -51% 75 $60   $91,024,337 144
2015/04/21 - $4,841 +7% 75 $65   $91,029,178 145
2015/04/22 - $5,615 +16% 75 $75   $91,034,793 146
2015/04/23 - $4,657 -17% 75 $62   $91,039,450 147
2015/04/24 - $10,507 +126% 60 $175   $91,049,957 148
2015/04/25 - $16,368 +56% 60 $273   $91,066,325 149
2015/04/26 - $7,621 -53% 60 $127   $91,073,946 150
2015/04/27 - $2,713 -64% 60 $45   $91,076,659 151
2015/04/28 - $3,900 +44% 60 $65   $91,080,559 152
2015/04/29 - $3,309 -15% 60 $55   $91,083,868 153
2015/04/30 - $3,018 -9% 60 $50   $91,086,886 154
2015/05/01 - $5,953 +97% 34 $175   $91,092,839 155
2015/05/02 - $8,824 +48% 34 $260   $91,101,663 156
2015/05/03 - $3,039 -66% 34 $89   $91,104,702 157
2015/05/04 - $1,637 -46% 34 $48   $91,106,339 158
2015/05/05 - $2,690 +64% 34 $79   $91,109,029 159
2015/05/06 - $1,945 -28% 34 $57   $91,110,974 160
2015/05/07 - $1,825 -6% 34 $54   $91,112,799 161
2015/05/08 - $2,430 +33% 22 $110   $91,115,229 162
2015/05/09 - $3,303 +36% 22 $150   $91,118,532 163
2015/05/10 - $2,380 -28% 22 $108   $91,120,912 164
2015/05/11 - $948 -60% 22 $43   $91,121,860 165
2015/05/12 - $1,296 +37% 22 $59   $91,123,156 166
2015/05/13 - $990 -24% 22 $45   $91,124,146 167
2015/05/14 - $997 +1% 22 $45   $91,125,143 168

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/28 17 $611,199   4 $152,800   $611,199 7
2014/12/05 18 $513,186 -16% 8 $64,148   $1,124,385 14
2014/12/12 14 $1,172,576 +128% 25 $46,903   $2,296,961 21
2014/12/19 15 $4,404,693 +276% 34 $129,550   $6,701,654 28
2014/12/26 8 $15,997,909 +263% 747 $21,416   $22,699,563 35
2015/01/02 7 $10,516,876 -34% 754 $13,948   $33,216,439 42
2015/01/09 6 $10,389,869 -1% 1,566 $6,635   $43,606,308 49
2015/01/16 6 $9,899,973 -5% 1,611 $6,145   $53,506,281 56
2015/01/23 5 $9,275,355 -6% 2,025 $4,580   $62,781,636 63
2015/01/30 7 $7,077,151 -24% 2,402 $2,946   $69,858,787 70
2015/02/06 7 $6,273,636 -11% 1,963 $3,196   $76,132,423 77
2015/02/13 8 $5,223,479 -17% 1,551 $3,368   $81,355,902 84
2015/02/20 9 $3,546,443 -32% 1,408 $2,519   $84,902,345 91
2015/02/27 13 $2,420,328 -32% 1,103 $2,194   $87,322,673 98
2015/03/06 15 $1,526,985 -37% 862 $1,771   $88,849,658 105
2015/03/13 16 $926,110 -39% 525 $1,764   $89,775,768 112
2015/03/20 17 $518,612 -44% 337 $1,539   $90,294,380 119
2015/03/27 21 $356,727 -31% 271 $1,316   $90,651,107 126
2015/04/03 29 $209,869 -41% 202 $1,039   $90,860,976 133
2015/04/10 31 $117,487 -44% 128 $918   $90,978,463 140
2015/04/17 39 $60,987 -48% 75 $813   $91,039,450 147
2015/04/24 48 $47,436 -22% 60 $791   $91,086,886 154
2015/05/01 51 $25,913 -45% 34 $762   $91,112,799 161
2015/05/08 63 $12,344 -52% 22 $561   $91,125,143 168

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 1/1/2015 $2,737 5 250 2139 $14,136,269 7/1/2015
Belgium 1/14/2015 $0 0 7 14 $1,691,078 6/26/2015
China 7/21/2015 $0 0 0 0 $8,762,988 8/18/2015
Finland 2/20/2015 $0 0 12 22 $768,091 6/26/2015
France 1/28/2015 $0 0 0 0 $0
Germany 1/22/2015 $0 0 2 4 $5,180,021 10/20/2015
Italy 1/1/2015 $0 0 0 0 $0
Netherlands 1/8/2015 $0 0 1 1 $2,716,535 10/20/2015
Singapore 1/22/2015 $0 0 1 1 $896 6/26/2015
Spain 1/1/2015 $0 0 1 1 $613 6/26/2015
Taiwan 2/26/2015 $0 0 7 7 $2,427,022 6/26/2015
Turkey 2/20/2015 $0 0 8 13 $823,129 6/26/2015
Ukraine 2/5/2015 $0 0 1 1 $205,175 6/25/2015
United Kingdom 11/14/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Uruguay 1/22/2015 $0 0 2 4 $248,664 6/26/2015
 
Rest of World $99,688,062
 
International Total$136,648,543 10/20/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/5/20159123,082 123,082$2,113,318$2,113,3183
4/12/2015947,343-62% 170,425$795,836$2,909,1544
4/19/20151923,598-50% 194,023$376,624$3,285,7785
4/26/20152614,812-37% 208,835$260,987$3,546,7656
5/10/20151617,100 237,126$174,420$3,911,2088
5/24/2015238,691 257,419$100,642$4,175,78710
5/31/20152513,754+58% 271,173$136,990$4,312,77611

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/5/2015594,309 94,309$1,881,470$1,881,4703
4/12/2015823,736-75% 118,045$468,313$2,349,7834
4/19/20151512,338-48% 130,383$221,714$2,571,4975
4/26/2015208,030-35% 138,413$144,054$2,715,5516

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