The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,537,881Details
International Box Office $1,718,076
Worldwide Box Office $24,255,957
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,160,174 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,158,748 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,318,922
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Synopsis

Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have ruled the Las Vegas Strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray, whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show is starting to look stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off - if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
36% - Rotten
Audience
33% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 15th, 2013 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: June 25th, 2013 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content , dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language.
(Rating bulletin 2260, 2/21/2013)
Keywords: Stage Magician, Las Vegas, Comeback, Retirement, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Sales: Calling New Releases

There was a quartet of new releases spread throughout the June 30th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart. None were major hits, but at least The Call earned first place with 225,000 units / $3.88 million during its first week of release. It was only a midlevel hit at the box office, so this opening is on par with expectations, given the current state of the overall DVD market. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Holdovers Slay New Releases

There were only three new releases to chart on the June 30th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart, but all three of them reached the top ten. That said, Jack the Giant Killer remained in first place with 90,000 units / $2.24 million over the week for a total of 313,000 units / $7.40 million after two. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 25th, 2013

It's summer time. Long time readers know what that means for the home market. It's bad news. There are a couple of first-run releases to come out: The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The former was a solid midlevel hit earning more than $50 million on a $13 million budget. The latter bombed. Neither one is a contender for Pick of the Week. There are a couple limited releases that might rise to that level, but I think the best release is Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete Second Season on DVD. Unfortunately, the screener arrived late so I haven't had a chance to review it, and I hate handing out that honor when till after I give the screener a full review. Fortunately, there is a screener that arrived late that is worth that honor: My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Croods Club Competition

As expected, The Croods earned first place, but it didn't dominate as much as many thought it would, because Olympus Has Fallen did better than expected. The overall box office rose 29% from last weekend reaching $139 million. Unfortunately, again as expected, The Hunger Games earned more this weekend last year than the entire box office earned this year. The year-over-year decline was a massive 35%. That's stunning. That usually only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays. Year-to-date, 2013 is now behind 2012 by a 13% margin at $2.06 billion to $2.36 billion. Given the films coming out later this year and the films that came out last year, I just don't see a pathway to victory for 2013. More...

Contest: Incredible Odds: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Incredible Odds contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oz Still Great

As expected, Oz the Great and Powerful easily won the box office race this weekend matching predictions nearly perfectly. The Call was a surprise hit, but unfortunately, the other wide release for the week, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, failed to find an audience. The overall box office fell 23% from last weekend to $107 million. Its decline from last year was much smaller at just 2.9%, but with 2013 so far behind 2012, any loss is still troubling. We really need to close the gap, which is now at 12% at $2.14 billion to $1.88 billion. Next weekend, it is just going to get worse. More...

Weekend Predictions: Close Call for Wonderstone?

There are two wide releases opening this week, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and The Call, but nearly everyone thinks Oz the Great and Powerful will repeat on top of the chart. Last year, 21 Jump Street opened with $36 million. Oz should match that, but 2012 still had better depth, so 2013 could be in a little bit of trouble on the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Incredible Odds

There are two wide releases coming out next week: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and The Call. Nearly everyone thinks The Incredible Burt Wonderstone will easily be the bigger of the two films. Of course, most think it will have to settle for second place. Regardless, 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 Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Lay the Favorite on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Lay the Favorite on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!

To enter, send your prediction for the opening weekend gross, along with your name, address and phone number to contests@the-numbers.com. The winner will be determined on March 18th, 2013 once we have the official opening weekend results.

In the meantime, here's a deleted scene from the movie:

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2013 Preview: March

February is over, and for the most part, we should be very happy it is done and buried. The biggest hit of the month turned out to be Identity Thief, which will cross $100 million shortly. There were also a couple of impressive midlevel hits, like Warm Bodies and Escape from Planet Earth, but for the most part, it was miss after miss. This is bad news for March, which is not only dealing with a slumping 2013 box office, but will be compared with a strong March of 2012. Last March started with The Lorax, which earned more than $200 million. There's a good chance no March release this year will reach this milestone. Last March was also the month The Hunger Games opened, which earned more than $400 million. There's a chance the top three films opening this month won't earn that much combined. 2013 is going to take a beating in the year-over-year comparison and it is already $100 million behind last year's pace. More...

Cast

Steve Carell    Burt Wonderstone
Steve Buscemi    Anton Marvelton
Olivia Wilde    Jane
Jim Carrey    Steve Gray
James Gandolfini    Doug Munny
Alan Arkin    Rance Holloway
Jay Mohr    Rick the Implausible
Michael Bully Herbig    Lucius Belvedere
Mason Cook    Young Burt
Luke Vanek    Young Anton
Zachary Gordon    Bully
Richard Wolffe    Himself
Erin Burnett    Herself
Brad Garrett    Dom
David Copperfield    Himself
Fiona Hale    Grace
Sonya Eddy    Hanna
Ron Ostrow    Jim the Bartender
Joshua Chandler Erenberg    Judah Munny
Ron Pearson    Juggler Ventriloquist
Robert Manning, Jr.    Male Doctor
Gillian Jacobs    Miranda
Christina Gausas    Mother
Tate Hanyok    Nicole #1
Charlie Hartsock    Onlooker
John Francis Daley    Paramedic 1
Freedom Bridgewater    Paramedic 2
Melissa Ordway    Reporter in Las Vegas
Vance DeGeneres    Reporter in Cambodia
Murry Gershenz    Elderly Man
John Rubano    Store Manager
Bryson Baretto    Cambodian Boy
Forrest Wheeler    Cambodian Boy
Kimia Sun    Villager
Kelly Sry    Villager
Augie Issac    Young Boy
Mark Engelhardt    Stagehand
Derek Graf    Guy
John Lewis    Buddy
Daniel Spink    Spectator
Chad Kultgen    Spectator
Marceline Hugot    Pinata Woman
Leni Ito    Japanese Girl
Jonathan Goldstein    Stagehand and B&A Theater
Tossaporn Banks    London Onlooker
Jessica McClain    Doung Munny's Wife
Chyna Chuu    Doug Munny's Valet
Stan Knight    Elivs Inpersonator

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    John Francis Daley
Director    Don Scardino
Screenwriter    Jonathan Goldstein
Story Creator    Tyler Mitchell
Story Creator    Jonathan Goldstein
Story Creator    Chad Kultgen
Story Creator    John Francis Daley
Producer    Chris Bender
Producer    Steve Carell
Producer    Jake Weiner
Producer    Tyler Mitchell
Executive Producer    Diana Pokorny
Executive Producer    Vance DeGeneres
Executive Producer    Charlie Hartsock
Executive Producer    J.C. Spink
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Walter Hamada
Executive Producer    Dave Neustradter
Director of Photography    Matthew Clark
Production Designer    Keith Cunningham
Editor    Lee Haxall
Casting By    Lisa Beach
Casting By    Sarah Katzman
Costume Designer    Dayna Pink
Co-Producer    Mason Novick
Composer    Lyle Workman
Music Supervisor    Dana Sano
Unit Production Manager    Diana Pokorny
First Assistant Director    Jonathan McGarry
Second Assistant Director    Paul Schmitz
Associate Producer    Drew Worobow
Production Supervisor    Michelle Morrissey
Art Director    Luke Freeborn
Assistant Art Director    Bradley Rubin
Set Decorator    Andrea Fenton
Stunt Coordinator    Alex Daniels

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/15 3 $3,708,678   3,160 $1,174   $3,708,678 1
2013/03/16 3 $4,115,982 +11% 3,160 $1,303   $7,824,660 2
2013/03/17 3 $2,352,597 -43% 3,160 $744   $10,177,257 3
2013/03/18 3 $747,190 -68% 3,160 $236   $10,924,447 4
2013/03/19 3 $891,277 +19% 3,160 $282   $11,815,724 5
2013/03/20 3 $671,181 -25% 3,160 $212   $12,486,905 6
2013/03/21 3 $603,525 -10% 3,160 $191   $13,090,430 7
2013/03/22 7 $1,326,922 +120% 3,160 $420   $14,417,352 8
2013/03/23 6 $1,907,324 +44% 3,160 $604   $16,324,676 9
2013/03/24 7 $1,087,142 -43% 3,160 $344   $17,411,818 10
2013/03/25 7 $468,435 -57% 3,160 $148   $17,880,253 11
2013/03/26 6 $552,013 +18% 3,160 $175   $18,432,266 12
2013/03/27 7 $433,134 -22% 3,160 $137   $18,865,400 13
2013/03/28 8 $421,221 -3% 3,160 $133   $19,286,621 14
2013/03/29 10 $493,125 +17% 1,575 $313   $19,779,746 15
2013/03/30 10 $506,839 +3% 1,575 $322   $20,286,585 16
2013/03/31 10 $343,061 -32% 1,575 $218   $20,629,646 17
2013/04/01 10 $203,049 -41% 1,575 $129   $20,832,695 18
2013/04/02 10 $178,420 -12% 1,575 $113   $21,011,115 19
2013/04/03 10 $156,167 -12% 1,575 $99   $21,167,282 20
2013/04/04 10 $159,290 +2% 1,575 $101   $21,326,572 21
2013/04/05 16 $150,760 -5% 535 $282   $21,477,332 22
2013/04/06 16 $208,076 +38% 535 $389   $21,685,408 23
2013/04/07 16 $122,093 -41% 535 $228   $21,807,501 24
2013/04/08 15 $37,527 -69% 535 $70   $21,845,028 25
2013/04/09 16 $49,535 +32% 535 $93   $21,894,563 26
2013/04/10 15 $40,123 -19% 535 $75   $21,934,686 27
2013/04/11 15 $40,524 +1% 535 $76   $21,975,210 28
2013/04/12 - $45,877 +13% 274 $167   $22,021,087 29
2013/04/13 - $68,283 +49% 274 $249   $22,089,370 30
2013/04/14 - $40,030 -41% 274 $146   $22,129,400 31
2013/04/15 - $13,209 -67% 274 $48   $22,142,609 32
2013/04/16 - $15,322 +16% 274 $56   $22,157,931 33
2013/04/17 - $12,564 -18% 274 $46   $22,170,495 34
2013/04/18 - $12,087 -4% 274 $44   $22,182,582 35
2013/04/19 - $45,715 +278% 265 $173   $22,228,297 36
2013/04/20 - $67,347 +47% 265 $254   $22,295,644 37
2013/04/21 - $44,023 -35% 265 $166   $22,339,667 38
2013/04/22 - $13,647 -69% 265 $51   $22,353,314 39
2013/04/23 - $16,695 +22% 265 $63   $22,370,009 40
2013/04/24 - $14,691 -12% 265 $55   $22,384,700 41
2013/04/25 - $13,809 -6% 265 $52   $22,398,509 42
2013/04/26 - $19,123 +38% 185 $103   $22,417,632 43
2013/04/27 - $28,440 +49% 185 $154   $22,446,072 44
2013/04/28 - $19,733 -31% 185 $107   $22,465,805 45
2013/04/29 - $6,511 -67% 185 $35   $22,472,316 46
2013/04/30 - $7,552 +16% 185 $41   $22,479,868 47
2013/05/01 - $6,721 -11% 185 $36   $22,486,589 48
2013/05/02 - $6,788 +1% 185 $37   $22,493,377 49
2013/05/03 - $9,255 +36% 82 $113   $22,502,632 50
2013/05/04 - $14,868 +61% 82 $181   $22,517,500 51
2013/05/05 - $8,421 -43% 82 $103   $22,525,921 52
2013/05/06 - $2,893 -66% 82 $35   $22,528,814 53
2013/05/07 - $3,006 +4% 82 $37   $22,531,820 54
2013/05/08 - $2,795 -7% 82 $34   $22,534,615 55
2013/05/09 - $3,266 +17% 82 $40   $22,537,881 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/15 3 $10,177,257   3,160 $3,221   $10,177,257 3
2013/03/22 7 $4,321,388 -58% 3,160 $1,368   $17,411,818 10
2013/03/29 10 $1,343,025 -69% 1,575 $853   $20,629,646 17
2013/04/05 16 $480,929 -64% 535 $899   $21,807,501 24
2013/04/12 28 $154,190 -68% 274 $563   $22,129,400 31
2013/04/19 28 $157,085 +2% 265 $593   $22,339,667 38
2013/04/26 38 $67,296 -57% 185 $364   $22,465,805 45
2013/05/03 51 $32,544 -52% 82 $397   $22,525,921 52

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/2013787,614 87,614$1,313,334$1,313,3341
7/7/20131151,576-41% 139,190$773,124$2,086,4582

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/2013455,770 55,770$1,286,625$1,286,6251
7/7/20131116,843-70% 72,614$420,918$1,707,5432

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