In a World...

In a World... poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,963,271Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $172,528 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $38,523 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $211,051
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Synopsis

A struggling vocal coach strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry's reigning king - her father.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: August 9th, 2013 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: January 21st, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2276, 6/12/2013)
Keywords: Screenplay Written By the Star, Directing Yourself, Movie Business, Father's Footsteps, Romance, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 3311 Productions

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 21st, 2014

The home market picks up steam this week, sort of. We are starting to get some of the Awards Season hopefuls coming out, which is great news for fans of great movies. However, there's not a lot of depth to go with the award-worthy movies. The two films that were the main contenders for Pick of the Week were Captain Phillips on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In a World... on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close decision, but in the end, I went with In a World... More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

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Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mother of God!

It was a busy week in terms of limited releases, not only with number of new releases, but the success of most of these releases. Mother of George was the top film with $22,456 in one theater. Final: The Rapture earned an average of $15,942 in two theaters, which is an impressive opening for a film with no reviews. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Wadjda opened in three theaters, earning an average of $13,751. This film has some Oscar buzz going for it, so it might last in theaters longer than most similar releases. Blue Caprice also has some Oscar buzz and its opening of $13,400 in one theater might help it thrive as well. The overall box office leader, Insidious Chapter 2, opened in fifth place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,208. GMO OMG earned $13,000 in its lone theater, but its reviews are only mixed, so it likely won't last long. Salinger fell 48% to $11,252, while still playing in four theaters. It is likely it won't be able to expand significantly given this decline. More...

Per Theater Chart: Competition Not Included

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...

Contest: Around the World and Back: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Around the World and Back contest were determined and they are... More...

Contest: Around the World and Back

Next weekend there are three wide releases, the biggest of which is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. However, the film is opening on a Wednesday, which complicates things when it comes to the weekly box office prediction contest. Instead, we will use one of the two smaller releases: The World's End or You're Next. Maybe it's personal bias, but I think The World's End will have the bigger opening, plus the prize also has "World" in the title, so it works. Thus, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The World's End. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a signed copy of the In a World... poster, signed by the writer / director / star, Lake Bell.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Per Theater Chart: IMAX out of this World

IMAX movies have incredible legs and can bounce back in the $10,000 club years and years after their first release. Space Station jumped into first place with an average of $30,602 in one theater. In a World was the best new release with an average of $23,514 in three theaters. It is going to expand and we will have a contest starting on Friday to celebrate. Snake and Mongoose was close behind with $20,254 in its lone theater. Blue Jasmine continues to expand and it is now playing in 119 theaters. However, its average remains very strong at $19,709 and it will undoubtedly continue to expand. The Spectacular Now expanded from 4 to 19 theaters, while its average fell to $14,045. This is still strong enough to suggest further expansion and it should reach its first major milestone shortly. Chennai Express broke records for a Bollywood film playing in 196 theaters, while its per theater average was $11,329. That's an incredible start. More...

Weekend Estimates: Elysium Leads Pack of Openers

The waning days of the Summer season are seeing a glut of films as distributors try to find one last hit. Four films opened in wide release this weekend and, even though they played to quite different demographics, they will ultimately all fall somewhat short of expectations (or, more accurately, hopes). Topping the pack will be Elysium, which is expected to earn $30.5 million by Sunday evening -- a solid enough performance, but not enough to make a serious dent in its $120 million production budget. Good legs and an impressive international run will be needed for this one to turn a profit. We're the Millers will land in second place for the weekend with about $26.5 million, but will arguably have had a better start, with $38 million earned in total since it opened on Wednesday (not to mention a much lower production cost). Planes will be third with $22.5 million or so, which is OK for a film that was originally destined for a direct-to-video release. The real bomb of the weekend is Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, with $14.6 million expected Friday to Sunday and $23.5 million in total over five days. More...

Limited Releases Want to be Heard

It is not a good week for limited releases with a couple of higher profile releases failing to win over critics. Lovelace had been earning a lot of buzz before its release, but the reviews suggest it won't be able to capitalize on this buzz. On the other hand, In a World is earning surprisingly strong reviews and it does have a lot of name recognition in the cast, so hopefully it will thrive. More...

Cast

Lake Bell    Carol
Demetri Martin    Louis
Fred Melamed    Sam
Rob Corddry    Gary Supernova
Michaela Watkins    Dani
Ken Marino    Gustav
Nick Offerman    Heners
Tig Notaro    Cher
Eva Longoria    Eva Longoria
Alexandra Holden    Jamie
Corsica Wilson    Stacy

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Lake Bell
Screenwriter    Lake Bell
Producer    Eddie Vaisman
Producer    Mark Roberts
Producer    Lake Bell
Producer    Jett Steiger
Executive Producer    Ross Jacobson
Executive Producer    Sean O'Grady
Director of Photography    Seamus Tierney
Production Designer    Megan Fenton
Editor    Tom McArdle
Music Supervisor    Chris Douridas
Casting Director    John Papsidera
Costume Designer    Lindy McMichael
Composer    Ryan Miller

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/09 - $21,754   3 $7,251   $21,754 1
2013/08/10 - $28,428 +31% 3 $9,476   $50,182 2
2013/08/11 - $20,359 -28% 3 $6,786   $70,541 3
2013/08/16 - $59,756   37 $1,615   $163,313 8
2013/08/17 - $94,808 +59% 37 $2,562   $258,121 9
2013/08/18 - $73,546 -22% 37 $1,988   $331,667 10
2013/08/19 - $26,870 -63% 37 $726   $358,537 11
2013/08/20 - $31,513 +17% 37 $852   $390,050 12
2013/08/21 - $29,710 -6% 37 $803   $419,760 13
2013/08/22 - $29,025 -2% 37 $784   $448,785 14
2013/08/23 - $80,128 +176% 75 $1,068   $528,913 15
2013/08/24 - $125,383 +56% 75 $1,672   $654,296 16
2013/08/25 - $78,483 -37% 75 $1,046   $732,779 17
2013/08/26 - $30,467 -61% 75 $406   $763,246 18
2013/08/27 - $35,348 +16% 75 $471   $798,594 19
2013/08/28 - $31,829 -10% 75 $424   $830,423 20
2013/08/29 - $33,047 +4% 75 $441   $863,470 21
2013/08/30 - $80,716 +144% 91 $887   $944,186 22
2013/08/31 - $128,579 +59% 91 $1,413   $1,072,765 23
2013/09/01 - $123,297 -4% 91 $1,355   $1,196,062 24
2013/09/02 - $110,042 -11% 91 $1,209   $1,306,104 25
2013/09/03 - $27,254 -75% 91 $299   $1,333,358 26
2013/09/04 - $26,194 -4% 91 $288   $1,359,552 27
2013/09/05 - $28,705 +10% 91 $315   $1,388,257 28
2013/09/06 - $80,825 +182% 102 $792   $1,469,082 29
2013/09/07 - $131,777 +63% 102 $1,292   $1,600,859 30
2013/09/08 - $68,173 -48% 102 $668   $1,669,032 31
2013/09/09 - $19,975 -71% 102 $196   $1,689,007 32
2013/09/10 - $28,170 +41% 102 $276   $1,717,177 33
2013/09/11 - $28,426 +1% 102 $279   $1,745,603 34
2013/09/12 - $25,347 -11% 102 $249   $1,770,950 35
2013/09/13 - $83,548 +230% 144 $580   $1,854,498 36
2013/09/14 - $130,976 +57% 144 $910   $1,985,474 37
2013/09/15 - $74,162 -43% 144 $515   $2,059,636 38
2013/09/16 - $26,739 -64% 144 $186   $2,086,375 39
2013/09/17 - $30,448 +14% 144 $211   $2,116,823 40
2013/09/18 - $28,094 -8% 144 $195   $2,144,917 41
2013/09/19 - $25,280 -10% 144 $176   $2,170,197 42
2013/09/20 - $65,194 +158% 144 $453   $2,235,391 43
2013/09/21 - $119,536 +83% 144 $830   $2,354,927 44
2013/09/22 - $51,314 -57% 144 $356   $2,406,241 45
2013/09/23 - $17,775 -65% 144 $123   $2,424,016 46
2013/09/24 - $20,496 +15% 144 $142   $2,444,512 47
2013/09/25 - $20,296 -1% 144 $141   $2,464,808 48
2013/09/26 - $19,849 -2% 144 $138   $2,484,657 49
2013/09/27 - $33,329 +68% 121 $275   $2,517,986 50
2013/09/28 - $53,024 +59% 121 $438   $2,571,010 51
2013/09/29 - $26,376 -50% 121 $218   $2,597,386 52
2013/09/30 - $10,330 -61% 121 $85   $2,607,716 53
2013/10/01 - $13,666 +32% 121 $113   $2,621,382 54
2013/10/02 - $12,431 -9% 121 $103   $2,633,813 55
2013/10/03 - $13,619 +10% 121 $113   $2,647,432 56
2013/10/04 - $16,757 +23% 78 $215   $2,664,189 57
2013/10/05 - $25,419 +52% 78 $326   $2,689,608 58
2013/10/06 - $15,487 -39% 78 $199   $2,705,095 59
2013/10/07 - $8,928 -42% 78 $114   $2,714,023 60
2013/10/08 - $6,936 -22% 78 $89   $2,720,959 61
2013/10/09 - $6,843 -1% 78 $88   $2,727,802 62
2013/10/10 - $7,914 +16% 78 $101   $2,735,716 63
2013/10/11 - $13,800 +74% 54 $256   $2,749,516 64
2013/10/12 - $18,089 +31% 54 $335   $2,767,605 65
2013/10/13 - $13,136 -27% 54 $243   $2,780,741 66
2013/10/14 - $4,987 -62% 54 $92   $2,785,728 67
2013/10/15 - $5,173 +4% 54 $96   $2,790,901 68
2013/10/16 - $4,761 -8% 54 $88   $2,795,662 69
2013/10/17 - $5,230 +10% 54 $97   $2,800,892 70
2013/10/18 - $10,985 +110% 47 $234   $2,811,877 71
2013/10/19 - $15,836 +44% 47 $337   $2,827,713 72
2013/10/20 - $9,940 -37% 47 $211   $2,837,653 73
2013/10/21 - $3,734 -62% 47 $79   $2,841,387 74
2013/10/22 - $4,795 +28% 47 $102   $2,846,182 75
2013/10/23 - $4,628 -3% 47 $98   $2,850,810 76
2013/10/24 - $5,375 +16% 47 $114   $2,856,185 77
2013/10/25 - $6,569 +22% 32 $205   $2,862,754 78
2013/10/26 - $10,027 +53% 32 $313   $2,872,781 79
2013/10/27 - $6,320 -37% 32 $198   $2,879,101 80
2013/10/28 - $1,949 -69% 32 $61   $2,881,050 81
2013/10/29 - $1,991 +2% 32 $62   $2,883,041 82
2013/10/30 - $1,907 -4% 32 $60   $2,884,948 83
2013/10/31 - $2,439 +28% 32 $76   $2,887,387 84
2013/11/01 - $5,519 +126% 22 $251   $2,892,906 85
2013/11/02 - $8,685 +57% 22 $395   $2,901,591 86
2013/11/03 - $4,582 -47% 22 $208   $2,906,173 87
2013/11/22 - $1,979   9 $220   $2,950,355 106
2013/11/23 - $2,790 +41% 9 $310   $2,953,145 107
2013/11/24 - $1,503 -46% 9 $167   $2,954,648 108
2013/11/25 - $611 -59% 9 $68   $2,955,259 109
2013/11/26 - $613 n/c 9 $68   $2,955,872 110
2013/11/27 - $968 +58% 9 $108   $2,956,840 111
2013/11/28 - $660 -32% 9 $73   $2,957,500 112
2013/11/29 - $1,853 +181% 5 $371   $2,959,353 113
2013/11/30 - $1,840 -1% 5 $368   $2,961,193 114
2013/12/01 - $1,349 -27% 5 $270   $2,962,542 115
2013/12/02 - $392 -71% 5 $78   $2,962,934 116
2013/12/03 - $631 +61% 5 $126   $2,963,173 117
2013/12/04 - $151 -76% 5 $30   $2,963,085 118
2013/12/05 - $186 +23% 5 $37   $2,963,271 119

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/09 40 $70,541   3 $23,514   $70,541 3
2013/08/16 28 $228,110 +223% 37 $6,165   $331,667 10
2013/08/23 30 $283,994 +24% 75 $3,787   $732,779 17
2013/08/30 35 $332,592 +17% 91 $3,655   $1,196,062 24
2013/09/06 34 $280,775 -16% 102 $2,753   $1,669,032 31
2013/09/13 30 $288,686 +3% 144 $2,005   $2,059,636 38
2013/09/20 31 $236,044 -18% 144 $1,639   $2,406,241 45
2013/09/27 37 $112,729 -52% 121 $932   $2,597,386 52
2013/10/04 44 $57,663 -49% 78 $739   $2,705,095 59
2013/10/11 46 $45,025 -22% 54 $834   $2,780,741 66
2013/10/18 54 $36,761 -18% 47 $782   $2,837,653 73
2013/10/25 49 $22,916 -38% 32 $716   $2,879,101 80
2013/11/01 43 $18,786 -18% 22 $854   $2,906,173 87
2013/11/22 57 $6,272   9 $697   $2,954,648 108
2013/11/29 57 $5,042 -20% 5 $1,008   $2,962,542 115

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