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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,537,881Details
International Box Office $4,854,728Details
Worldwide Box Office $27,392,609
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,244,975 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,212,387 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,457,362
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

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

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

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 15th, 2013 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: March 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
March 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Singapore)
March 15th, 2013 (Wide) (India)
March 15th, 2013 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
March 20th, 2013 (Wide) (Philippines)
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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)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Stage Magician, Las Vegas, Comeback, Retirement, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Benderspink Productions, Carousel Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,757 $32,544 May 3, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,588 $67,296 Apr 26, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,352 $157,085 Apr 19, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,939 $154,190 Apr 12, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,596 $480,929 Apr 5, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,373 $1,343,025 Mar 29, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,399 $4,321,388 Mar 22, 2013 10
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 266 $10,177,257 Mar 15, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,781 $10,177,257 Mar 15, 2013 3
Widest Opening Weekend 617 3,160 Mar 15, 2013 3

Cast

   Burt Wonderstone
   Anton Marvelton
   Jane
   Steve Gray
James Gandolfini    Doug Munny
   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

Director   
Screenwriter    John Francis Daley
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

Blu-ray Sales: Holdovers Slay New Releases

September 12th, 2013

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 Sales: Calling New Releases

September 12th, 2013

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...

Home Market Numbers: Jack Slays the Home Market

August 21st, 2013

Jack the Giant Slayer was thought to be a potential monster hit at the box office. You don't spend nearly $200 million on a movie unless you think it will be a monster hit. However, it bombed in theaters and it is doing no better on the home market. Sadly, it led this week's list of new releases, which explains why the overall Blu-ray sales were so much weaker than last week. Overall 858,000 units were sold generating $20.83 million in total sales. This was 44% lower in terms of units and 38% lower in terms of revenue. Fortunately, this was still better than last year by 16% in terms of units and 19% in terms of revenue. DVD sales held on better on a week-over-week comparison, which resulted in the overall Blu-ray share falling to 33% in terms of units and 42% in terms of revenue. More...

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

June 24th, 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: Close Enough

April 1st, 2013

While Easter Monday is a holiday up here in Canada, it's not in the United States and the weekend numbers have arrived. The numbers are good, or close enough to being good that I'm choosing to focus on the positive. G.I. Joe: Retaliation won the race for the top with an opening weekend that was a little better than expected. Meanwhile, Temptation also opened on the high end of expectations. On the other hand, The Host failed to live up to lowered expectations. Overall, the box office rose 6.1% from last week. Granted, it did fall compared to the same weekend last year, but it fell by less than 1% (0.99%) and compared to the year-to-date decline, that's positively glowing. I'm calling it a victory. That's right, 2013 has been so bad so far that I'm willing to call a 1% decline a victory. 2013 is still well behind 2012's pace at $2.27 billion to $2.59 billion, which is a deficit of 12% or nearly $330 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Croods Club Competition

March 25th, 2013

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

March 20th, 2013

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

Weekend Wrap-Up: Oz Still Great

March 18th, 2013

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 Estimates: Oz, Call and Breakers Have Magic, Burt Blunders

March 17th, 2013

There are definite signs of life at the box office this weekend, thanks to continued good numbers for Oz the Great and Powerful, an above-expected debut for The Call and a gigantic performance in limited release for Spring Breakers. Those three bright spots do something to compensate for a horrible $10 million opening for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which might have fared better with a Summer release, but still casts some doubt on the star power of Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. More...

Weekend Predictions: Close Call for Wonderstone?

March 15th, 2013

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

March 7th, 2013

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

March 1st, 2013

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...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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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

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/15 3 $13,090,430   3,160 $4,143   $13,090,430 7
2013/03/22 8 $6,196,191 -53% 3,160 $1,961   $19,286,621 14
2013/03/29 10 $2,039,951 -67% 1,575 $1,295   $21,326,572 21
2013/04/05 16 $648,638 -68% 535 $1,212   $21,975,210 28
2013/04/12 27 $207,372 -68% 274 $757   $22,182,582 35
2013/04/19 29 $215,927 +4% 265 $815   $22,398,509 42
2013/04/26 40 $94,868 -56% 185 $513   $22,493,377 49
2013/05/03 55 $44,504 -53% 82 $543   $22,537,881 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 3/14/2013 $1,115,197 208 208 644 $2,697,790 12/14/2015
Germany 4/4/2013 $216,617 155 155 307 $297,746 12/14/2015
Iceland 4/12/2013 $14,694 7 7 14 $33,771 12/14/2015
India 3/15/2013 $22,494 26 26 27 $35,621 12/14/2015
Lebanon 4/4/2013 $18,778 9 9 11 $29,504 12/14/2015
Philippines 3/20/2013 $218,346 75 75 151 $321,047 12/14/2015
Singapore 3/14/2013 $0 0 4 4 $233,744 12/14/2015
United Arab Emirates 4/4/2013 $178,568 27 27 35 $285,674 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 3/15/2013 $460,071 386 386 671 $919,831 12/14/2015
 
International Total$4,854,728 12/14/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/2013787,614 87,614$1,277,412$1,277,4121
7/7/20131151,576-41% 139,190$773,124$2,050,5362

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/2013455,383 55,383$1,274,923$1,274,9231
7/7/20131116,638-70% 72,021$415,775$1,690,6982

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