Joyful Noise

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,932,113Details
International Box Office $225,801
Worldwide Box Office $31,157,914
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,596,028 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,871,298 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,467,326
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old. Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.'s rebellious grandson, Randy. Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose's beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia, and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more friction between G.G. and Vi Rose. If these two strong-willed women can put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town, they--and their choir--may make the most joyful noise of all.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
33% - Rotten
Audience
66% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$27,500,000
Theatrical Release: January 13th, 2012 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: May 1st, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference.
(Rating bulletin 2193, 10/12/2011)
Keywords: Underdog, Interracial Romance, Romance, Death of a Spouse, Musicians, Gospel Music, African-American
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment, Farrell Paura Productions, O.N.C. Entertainment

DVD Sales: Unbreakable Vow

There was a weird mix of new releases and ancient holdovers on the top of the DVD sales chart this week. (Maybe "ancient" is overstating things.) Leading the way was The Vow with an impressive opening week sales of 810,000 units / $13.76 million. Given its domestic box office numbers, this is a great start and it is likely already profitable. More...

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases Go Haywire

We are in the slowest time of year on the home market, and it is really showing on the Blu-ray sales chart. There were only three new releases to place on the Blu-ray sales chart this week, and only one of them earned a respectable opening week Blu-ray share. Haywire opened in first place with 185,000 units / $3.69 million giving it a Blu-ray share of 49%. That's a solid percentage for a film that struggled to find an audience in theaters. More...

DVD Sales: New Year's Eve Makes a Joyful Noise on the Home Market

New releases dominated the top of the DVD sales chart this week. This includes two films that could make a claim for first place: Joyful Noise and New Year's Eve. Joyful Noise led the way in terms of units at 399,000 units to 390,000 units, but New Year's Eve led the way in terms of raw dollars at $7.02 million to $6.38 million. Given their respective production budgets, this is a good start on the home market. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 1st, 2012

It's yet another very slow week on the home market. In fact, all of May is very slow on the home market, although this is not surprising for this time of year. I'm not even going to attempt to pad out the list this week. Is there anything in contention for Pick of the Week? Fortunately, the answer to that is yes. Unfortunately, the screener is late. Normally I really don't like awarding Pick of the Week to a film when the screener is late, but in this case, Haywire is head and shoulders above the rest, so unless the Blu-ray has less than zero special features, it's the best out there. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Underworld Rises to the Top

2012 has gone three for three in the year-over-year comparison. This weekend we have a couple films do a little better than expected and a couple films struggle a little bit, but the overall box office was up 1% from last weekend to $134 million. More importantly, the box office was up 30% from last year. Not only did we have better strength on top with Underworld: Awakening earning $25 million, but we also had much stronger depth. This bodes well going into next week and hopefully January will complete the sweep when compared to last year. Year-to-Date, 2012 now has a 15% lead over 2011 at $748 million to $653 million. It is still far too early to declare victory, but every dollar earned now puts us one dollar closer to matching last year's total. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Contrary to Expectations

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day long weekend was mostly filled with good news, with all three films doing at least respectable business, while we had a couple holdovers which beat expectations. Contraband was surprisingly strong earning top spot with relative ease. And while it couldn't match The Green Hornet's debut from last year, the overall box office was very solid at $132 million over three days and $163 million over four. The three-day total was 5% lower than last weekend, but 1.5% higher than last year. The four-day total was 2.6% higher than last year. It's obviously way too early to judge 2012's box office run, but at the moment it is 14% higher than last year's pace at $483 million to $423 million. More...

MLK 3-Day Estimates: Contraband Steals the Weekend

With Beauty and the Beast disappointing slightly over the 3-day MLK frame, Contraband will take first place by a fairly comfortable margin, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The action movie is set to pick up about $24.1 million, per Universal, while Disney pegs Beast's Friday-Sunday total at $18.5 million. Joyful Noise will bring in a solid, if slightly disappointing, $11.3 million for Warner Bros.. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office have a Beautiful Weekend?

This weekend is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is not one of the biggest long weekends at the box office. (It is just too close to Christmas / New Year's to really help boost the box office significantly.) There are three films opening wide, Beauty and the Beast 3D, Contraband, and Joyful Noise, plus another film, The Iron Lady, which is expanding enough that it could reach the top ten. I don't think any of them will match last year's winner, The Green Hornet, which pulled in $33.53 million during its opening weekend. However, one can hope all three wide releases reach their potential and 2012 will come out ahead of 2011. More...

2012 Preview: January

2011 ended, and really that's the only good news we got from the entire month of December. That's not snark either. Of the eleven films opening or expanding wide that month, six will definitely miss expectations by significant margins and with the other five it is too soon to tell, (it depends on how well they hold up during the New Year's Day long weekend). Only Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol can be considered a pleasant surprise, and even then it might not match original expectations. Looking forward, the only really good piece of news for this January is that last January was a pretty bad as well. Only two films, The Green Hornet and No Strings Attached, beat expectations by significant margins, while The Dilemma bombed hard enough to nearly wipe out those gains. This time around, the biggest hit will likely be Beauty and the Beast's 3D re-release, but even then, I doubt it will do as well as The Lion King's 3D re-release. There's a good chance the year will start off on a sour note, just like 2011 ended. More...

Cast

Queen Latifah    Vi Rose Hill
Dolly Parton    G.G. Sparrow
Keke Palmer    Olivia Hill
Jeremy Jordan    Randy
Dexter Darden    Walter Hill
Courtney B. Vance    Pastor Dale
Jesse L. Martin    Marcus Hill
Kirk Franklin    Baylor Sykes
Angela Grovey    Earla
Andy Karl    Caleb
Moore DeQuina    Devonne
Kris Kristofferson    Bernard Sparrow
Paul Woolfolk    Manny
Francis Jue    Mr. Hsu
Roy Huang    Justin
Judd Lormand    Officer Darrell Lino
Karen Peck    "Mighty High" Soloist
Ivan Kelley Jr.    Our Lady of Perpetual Tears Soloist
David Dwyer    Caleb's Dad
Stevie Ray Dallimore    Restaurant Manager
Kevin Bulla    Stage Manager
Ziah Colon    Club Girl
Hajji Golightly    Man at Table
Rana Kirkland    Church Kitchen Patron #1
Bruce Williamson    Church Kitchen Patron #2
Maurice Johnson    Man With Cellphone

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Todd Graff
Director    Todd Graff
Producer    Michael Nathanson
Producer    Joseph Farrell
Producer    Catherine Paura
Producer    Broderick Johnson
Producer    Andrew A. Kosove
Executive Producer    Timothy M. Bourne
Executive Producer    Queen Latifah
Executive Producer    Shakim Compere
Co-Producer    Yolanda T. Cochran
Co-Producer    Steven P. Wegner
Director of Photography    David Boyd
Production Designer    Jeff Knipp
Editor    Kathryn Himoff
Costume Designer    Tom Broecker
Casting    Linda Cohen
Music Supervisor    Linda Cohen
Composer    Mervyn Warren
Unit Production Manager    Timothy M. Bourne
Unit Production Manager    Dale Williams
First Assistant Director    K.C. Hodenfield
Second Assistant Director    Karen Davis
Associate Producer    Joe Cecchini

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/13 3 $3,298,259   2,735 $1,206   $3,298,259 1
2012/01/14 4 $4,564,762 +38% 2,735 $1,669   $7,863,021 2
2012/01/15 4 $3,362,169 -26% 2,735 $1,229   $11,225,190 3
2012/01/16 3 $2,577,118 -23% 2,735 $942   $13,802,308 4
2012/01/17 4 $793,451 -69% 2,735 $290   $14,595,759 5
2012/01/18 4 $601,005 -24% 2,735 $220   $15,196,764 6
2012/01/19 4 $631,218 +5% 2,735 $231   $15,827,982 7
2012/01/20 7 $1,656,232 +162% 2,735 $606   $17,484,214 8
2012/01/21 8 $2,837,702 +71% 2,735 $1,038   $20,321,916 9
2012/01/22 7 $1,423,503 -50% 2,735 $520   $21,745,419 10
2012/01/23 8 $408,418 -71% 2,735 $149   $22,153,837 11
2012/01/24 7 $518,173 +27% 2,735 $189   $22,672,010 12
2012/01/25 9 $384,281 -26% 2,735 $141   $23,056,291 13
2012/01/26 7 $431,219 +12% 2,735 $158   $23,487,510 14
2012/01/27 14 $850,531 +97% 2,021 $421   $24,338,041 15
2012/01/28 12 $1,531,601 +80% 2,021 $758   $25,869,642 16
2012/01/29 15 $806,261 -47% 2,021 $399   $26,675,903 17
2012/01/30 14 $191,303 -76% 2,021 $95   $26,867,206 18
2012/01/31 14 $242,451 +27% 2,021 $120   $27,109,657 19
2012/02/01 14 $186,182 -23% 2,021 $92   $27,295,839 20
2012/02/02 14 $209,389 +12% 2,021 $104   $27,505,228 21
2012/02/03 - $417,806 +100% 1,350 $309   $27,923,034 22
2012/02/04 - $759,209 +82% 1,350 $562   $28,682,243 23
2012/02/05 - $282,215 -63% 1,350 $209   $28,964,458 24
2012/02/06 16 $101,137 -64% 1,350 $75   $29,065,595 25
2012/02/07 16 $126,335 +25% 1,350 $94   $29,191,930 26
2012/02/08 17 $97,457 -23% 1,350 $72   $29,289,387 27
2012/02/09 16 $111,126 +14% 1,350 $82   $29,400,513 28
2012/02/10 - $131,390 +18% 686 $192   $29,531,903 29
2012/02/11 - $226,929 +73% 686 $331   $29,758,832 30
2012/02/12 - $131,297 -42% 686 $191   $29,890,129 31
2012/02/13 - $34,764 -74% 686 $51   $29,924,893 32
2012/02/14 - $81,562 +135% 686 $119   $30,006,455 33
2012/02/15 - $37,503 -54% 686 $55   $30,043,958 34
2012/02/16 - $44,001 +17% 686 $64   $30,087,959 35
2012/02/17 - $63,521 +44% 340 $187   $30,151,480 36
2012/02/18 - $90,655 +43% 340 $267   $30,242,135 37
2012/02/19 - $65,759 -27% 340 $193   $30,307,894 38
2012/02/20 - $47,611 -28% 340 $140   $30,355,505 39
2012/02/21 - $18,378 -61% 340 $54   $30,373,883 40
2012/02/22 - $13,602 -26% 340 $40   $30,387,485 41
2012/02/23 - $15,234 +12% 340 $45   $30,402,719 42
2012/02/24 - $50,225 +230% 277 $181   $30,452,944 43
2012/02/25 - $85,245 +70% 277 $308   $30,538,189 44
2012/02/26 - $48,450 -43% 277 $175   $30,586,639 45
2012/02/27 - $13,904 -71% 277 $50   $30,600,543 46
2012/02/28 - $19,126 +38% 277 $69   $30,619,669 47
2012/02/29 - $15,377 -20% 277 $56   $30,635,046 48
2012/03/01 - $18,267 +19% 277 $66   $30,653,313 49
2012/03/02 - $31,347 +72% 202 $155   $30,684,660 50
2012/03/03 - $53,184 +70% 202 $263   $30,737,844 51
2012/03/04 - $31,295 -41% 202 $155   $30,769,139 52
2012/03/05 - $8,502 -73% 202 $42   $30,777,641 53
2012/03/06 - $11,987 +41% 202 $59   $30,789,628 54
2012/03/07 - $9,350 -22% 202 $46   $30,798,978 55
2012/03/08 - $10,176 +9% 202 $50   $30,809,154 56
2012/03/09 - $16,713 +64% 103 $162   $30,825,867 57
2012/03/10 - $25,625 +53% 103 $249   $30,851,492 58
2012/03/11 - $16,214 -37% 103 $157   $30,867,706 59
2012/03/12 - $5,013 -69% 103 $49   $30,872,719 60
2012/03/13 - $6,067 +21% 103 $59   $30,878,786 61
2012/03/14 - $4,936 -19% 103 $48   $30,883,722 62
2012/03/15 - $6,668 +35% 103 $65   $30,890,390 63
2012/03/16 - $8,968 +34% 65 $138   $30,899,358 64
2012/03/17 - $13,348 +49% 65 $205   $30,912,706 65
2012/03/18 - $7,461 -44% 65 $115   $30,920,167 66
2012/03/19 - $2,410 -68% 65 $37   $30,922,577 67
2012/03/20 - $3,404 +41% 65 $52   $30,925,981 68
2012/03/21 - $2,826 -17% 65 $43   $30,928,807 69
2012/03/22 - $3,306 +17% 65 $51   $30,932,113 70

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/13 4 $11,225,190   2,735 $4,104   $11,225,190 3
2012/01/20 7 $5,917,437 -47% 2,735 $2,164   $21,745,419 10
2012/01/27 14 $3,188,393 -46% 2,021 $1,578   $26,675,903 17
2012/02/03 17 $1,459,230 -54% 1,350 $1,081   $28,964,458 24
2012/02/10 25 $489,616 -66% 686 $714   $29,890,129 31
2012/02/17 35 $219,935 -55% 340 $647   $30,307,894 38
2012/02/24 34 $183,920 -16% 277 $664   $30,586,639 45
2012/03/02 38 $115,826 -37% 202 $573   $30,769,139 52
2012/03/09 46 $58,552 -49% 103 $568   $30,867,706 59
2012/03/16 60 $29,777 -49% 65 $458   $30,920,167 66

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/6/20121389,963 389,963$5,833,846$5,833,8461
5/13/20123133,482-66% 523,445$1,996,891$7,830,7372
5/20/2012866,858-50% 590,303$1,000,196$8,830,9333
5/27/20121344,968-33% 635,271$672,721$9,503,6544
6/3/20121152,744+17% 688,015$536,406$10,040,0615

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/6/2012347,533 47,533$953,984$953,9841
5/13/20121614,643-69% 62,176$365,491$1,319,4752

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