Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,013,910Details
International Box Office $26,020,215
Worldwide Box Office $99,034,125
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,198,088 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,448,532 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,646,620
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is the inspiring true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario to internet phenomenon to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden in 3-D.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
65% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Theatrical Release: February 9th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Paramount Pictures
February 11th, 2011 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures, released as Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2D & 3D)
Video Release: May 13th, 2011 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2156, 1/26/2011)
Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Musicians, 3-D, Gratuitous Cameos
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Concert/Performance
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Scooter Braun Films, L.A. Reid Media, AEG Live

DVD Sales: Gnomeo Gnumber One

New releases took the top two spots on this week's DVD sales chart with Gnomeo and Juliet leading the way with 666,000 units sold while generating $10.74 million in opening week sales. This is not a bad result, for this time of year. More...

Blu-ray Sales: The Fix is in for The Mechanic

While The Mechanic had to settle for second place on this week's DVD Sales Chart, it led the way with ease on the Blu-ray Sales Chart with 230,000 units / $3.90 million. Its Blu-ray sales ratio of 37% is strong for a decidedly second-tier release. More...

DVD Sales: Never Repeats During First Full Week

It's not like there were no new releases, but Justin Bieber: Never Say Never didn't have a lot of trouble keeping top spot on the DVD sales chart to itself. During its first full week of release it sold an additional 476,000 units, lifting its totals to 967,000 units / $17.26 million after two. Given its target demographic, Fangirls, it's not exactly surprising that it is selling so well on DVD. More...

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases Not Attached to Top Spot

As I mentioned at the time, the list of Blu-rays were weak this week, so weak that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I was able to return to top spot. That said, its weekly sales of 94,000 units and $2.16 million was terribly weak for the number one Blu-ray. On the other hand, its totals after five weeks of release are 2.79 million units and $63.26 million, which are the best of the year so far. More...

DVD Sales: Bieber Makes Short Work of Competition

Despite coming out a few days later than the rest of the new releases, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never topped the DVD sales chart this week with 471,000 units sold and $7.26 million in consumer spending at retail. No Strings Attached opened in second place with 315,000 units / $5.41 million, which is not particularly strong, but not too bad, all things considered. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I remained in third place adding 168,000 units / $2.68 million for the week for running tallies of 4.92 million units / $68.61 million after five. It should quickly become the second DVD release of 2011 to sell 5 million units. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 17th, 2011

It's kind of an odd week for DVD / Blu-ray releases. While it is a busier week than average when it comes to first run releases, none of them did well with critics and I don't think any of them will be big sellers. There are a few limited releases, TV on DVD releases, and catalogue titles that are vying to make up the difference. As far the best, there's not a lot here that can even compete with The Hustler's Blu-ray debut. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

I don't think I've ever heard a Justin Bieber song in my life. I might be the only person on the planet able to make that claim. Because of this, I go into this documentary / concert film with more of a sense of curiosity than anything else. Can Justin Bieber live up to the hype? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 10th, 2011

While summer is the busiest time of year at the box office, it's the weakest time of year on the home market. That said, this week isn't bad with a few high profile releases. Unfortunately for me, I'm still waiting on the screeners for several of these. As far as the best of the best is concerned, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the pair of Doctor Who releases. But in the end I went with The Illusionist on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack. More...

Unknown Finds Self On Top of Chart

It was a good news / bad news situation this weekend as a number of films missed expectations. However, the overall box office was still enough for 2011 to secure its first win, topping last year's box office $145 million to $134 million. Granted, this is not exactly a fair comparison, as it was President's Day long weekend this year and it wasn't last year, but when you've had a 14-week losing streak, you will take any win that you can. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010's pace by nearly $400 million at $1.39 billion to $1.78 billion and there's little you can do to spin that into a positive. More...

Heartbreaking Start to the Year

On the one hand, we are only six weeks into the year, which means it is far too early to push the panic button. On the other hand, there's everything else. It was yet another disappointing weekend at the box office with the top two films barely earning more than last year's number one movie. In fact, even if you ignored last year's number one movie, this year was still weaker in terms of ticket sales. The total box office was $149 million, which was 71% higher than last weekend, but while that seems impressive, it was still 27% lower than last year. 2011 is already closing in on $400 million behind 2010 at $1.17 billion to $1.54 billion. Maybe this coming weekend we can catch a break and finally turn things around. More...

Contest: There Can Be Only One: Winning Announcement

The winners of our There Can Be Only One contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Estimates: Bieber and Sandler Neck-and-Neck

Justin Bieber's popularity may not be restricted to Twitter after all.

This weekend's box office race is too close to call on Sunday morning after Justin Bieber: Never Say Never posted an impressive $30.26m opening weekend, enough to put it within striking distance of Just Go With It for top spot. The Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy is pegged at $31m by Sony Pictures, which makes it the favorite to win, but a 2% difference between the two films means that Bieber could still take the title if fans turn out in greater numbers than expected today. More...

Will 2011 Finally See Some Heat?

2011 is over a month old and we've only had one film that you could call a mid-level hit, two if you want to be generous. Worse still, none of 2010's holdovers have been big either. $100 million films opening in January are very rare, but films earning $100 million during the month of January are not that unusual. In fact, most years the biggest hit of January is a film released in December. So with no new releases or holdover pulling their weight, 2011 is off to a terrible start. This could be the weekend that changes that. Not only is it Valentine's Day weekend, but we should have the first $100 million hit of the year opening on Friday, plus a couple of potential mid-level hits. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the month, I was expecting two potential massive openings, but that appears less likely now. It also makes keeping pace with last year nearly impossible. More...

Contest: There Can Be Only One

Next weekend there are two massive releases opening, and while Just Go With It will likely be the bigger hit in the end, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, will be a lot more front-loaded, and I believe it has a slight advantage over the weekend. Regardless of whether I'm right or not, 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 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. 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 copy of Highlander One & Two on Blu-ray Two-Pack. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2011 Preview: February

January got off to about as bad a start as I feared, and already 2011 is behind 2010 by about $275 million. Even worse, last February was better than expected. Not only did Avatar add another $200 million to its coffers during the month, the new releases collectively topped expectations every week (even if some individual releases failed to do so). What does this mean going forward? It means 2011 will likely continue to lose ground on 2010. By the time March rolls around, the only thing box office watchers will be talking about is the slump. More...

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jon M. Chu
Producer    Scooter Braun
Producer    Justin Bieber
Producer    Antonio "L.A" Reid
Producer    Usher Raymond
Producer    Dan Cutforth
Producer    Jane Lipsitz
Executive Producer    David Nicksay
Executive Producer    Randy Phillips
Executive Producer    Doug Merrifield
Cinematographer    Reed Smoot
Editor    Avi Youabian
Editor    Jay Cassidy
Editor    Jillian Moul
Composer    Deborah Lurie
Music Supervisor    Kuk Harrell
Art Director    Stephen Carter
Sound    John D. McCormick
Sound    Joshua Anderson
Sound    Michael Frohberg
Sound    Paul Reed
Sound    L. Wyatt Tyzo
Sound Designer    Tim Chau
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Chau
Re-recording Mixer    David E. Fluhr
Re-recording Mixer    Tim Chau
Stereographer    Vincent Pace
Associate Producer    Archie Gips
Assistant Director    David H. Venghaus, Jr.

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/09 1 $742,547   0     $742,547 1
2011/02/11 1 $12,364,386   3,105 $3,982   $13,106,933 3
2011/02/12 3 $10,742,183 -13% 3,105 $3,460   $23,849,116 4
2011/02/13 3 $6,407,485 -40% 3,105 $2,064   $30,256,601 5
2011/02/14 3 $1,757,507 -73% 3,105 $566   $32,014,108 6
2011/02/15 2 $1,068,504 -39% 3,105 $344   $33,082,612 7
2011/02/16 3 $830,515 -22% 3,105 $267   $33,913,127 8
2011/02/17 3 $959,622 +16% 3,105 $309   $34,872,749 9
2011/02/18 6 $3,790,976 +295% 3,118 $1,216   $38,663,725 10
2011/02/19 6 $5,467,574 +44% 3,118 $1,754   $44,131,299 11
2011/02/20 6 $4,049,383 -26% 3,118 $1,299   $48,180,682 12
2011/02/21 5 $3,056,255 -25% 3,118 $980   $51,236,937 13
2011/02/22 5 $963,243 -68% 3,118 $309   $52,200,180 14
2011/02/23 5 $686,263 -29% 3,118 $220   $52,886,443 15
2011/02/24 6 $690,048 +1% 3,118 $221   $53,576,491 16
2011/02/25 6 $2,659,234 +285% 2,810 $946   $56,235,725 17
2011/02/26 6 $4,155,423 +56% 2,810 $1,479   $60,391,148 18
2011/02/27 5 $2,572,593 -38% 2,810 $916   $62,963,741 19
2011/02/28 8 $336,477 -87% 2,810 $120   $63,300,218 20
2011/03/01 8 $505,723 +50% 2,810 $180   $63,805,941 21
2011/03/02 8 $356,095 -30% 2,810 $127   $64,162,036 22
2011/03/03 7 $389,375 +9% 2,810 $139   $64,551,411 23
2011/03/04 11 $1,240,790 +219% 2,254 $550   $65,792,201 24
2011/03/05 10 $1,872,643 +51% 2,254 $831   $67,664,844 25
2011/03/06 10 $1,163,695 -38% 2,254 $516   $68,828,539 26
2011/03/07 12 $205,521 -82% 2,254 $91   $69,034,060 27
2011/03/08 12 $198,496 -3% 2,254 $88   $69,232,556 28
2011/03/09 12 $160,344 -19% 2,254 $71   $69,392,900 29
2011/03/10 12 $183,911 +15% 2,254 $82   $69,576,811 30
2011/03/11 14 $356,696 +94% 1,247 $286   $69,933,507 31
2011/03/12 14 $620,925 +74% 1,247 $498   $70,554,432 32
2011/03/13 13 $401,209 -35% 1,247 $322   $70,955,641 33
2011/03/14 13 $182,702 -54% 1,247 $147   $71,138,343 34
2011/03/15 13 $225,672 +24% 1,247 $181   $71,364,015 35
2011/03/16 13 $193,020 -14% 1,247 $155   $71,557,035 36
2011/03/17 13 $181,863 -6% 1,247 $146   $71,738,898 37
2011/03/18 - $144,457 -21% 480 $301   $71,883,355 38
2011/03/19 - $195,948 +36% 480 $408   $72,079,303 39
2011/03/20 - $130,060 -34% 480 $271   $72,209,363 40
2011/03/21 - $35,807 -72% 480 $75   $72,245,170 41
2011/03/22 - $31,758 -11% 480 $66   $72,276,928 42
2011/03/23 - $31,502 -1% 480 $66   $72,308,430 43
2011/03/24 - $34,426 +9% 480 $72   $72,342,856 44
2011/03/25 - $55,989 +63% 289 $194   $72,398,845 45
2011/03/26 - $95,923 +71% 289 $332   $72,494,768 46
2011/03/27 - $62,195 -35% 289 $215   $72,556,963 47
2011/03/28 - $18,330 -71% 289 $63   $72,575,293 48
2011/03/29 - $18,622 +2% 289 $64   $72,593,915 49
2011/03/30 - $17,295 -7% 289 $60   $72,611,210 50
2011/03/31 - $20,002 +16% 289 $69   $72,631,212 51
2011/04/01 - $15,679 -22% 113 $139   $72,646,891 52
2011/04/02 - $24,175 +54% 113 $214   $72,671,066 53
2011/04/03 - $15,513 -36% 113 $137   $72,686,579 54
2011/04/04 - $4,340 -72% 113 $38   $72,690,919 55
2011/04/05 - $6,389 +47% 113 $57   $72,697,308 56
2011/04/06 - $4,636 -27% 113 $41   $72,701,944 57
2011/04/07 - $5,524 +19% 113 $49   $72,707,468 58
2011/04/08 - $10,002 +81% 69 $145   $72,717,470 59
2011/04/09 - $15,161 +52% 69 $220   $72,732,631 60
2011/04/10 - $9,506 -37% 69 $138   $72,742,137 61
2011/04/11 - $3,307 -65% 69 $48   $72,745,444 62
2011/04/12 - $3,470 +5% 69 $50   $72,748,914 63
2011/04/13 - $2,759 -20% 69 $40   $72,751,673 64
2011/04/14 - $2,862 +4% 69 $41   $72,754,535 65
2011/04/15 - $5,782 +102% 35 $165   $72,760,317 66
2011/04/16 - $7,914 +37% 35 $226   $72,768,231 67
2011/04/17 - $3,875 -51% 35 $111   $72,772,106 68
2011/04/18 - $1,835 -53% 35 $52   $72,773,941 69
2011/04/19 - $2,154 +17% 35 $62   $72,776,095 70
2011/04/20 - $2,892 +34% 35 $83   $72,778,987 71
2011/04/21 - $3,407 +18% 35 $97   $72,782,394 72
2011/04/22 - $26,192 +669% 166 $158   $72,808,586 73
2011/04/23 - $26,574 +1% 166 $160   $72,835,160 74
2011/04/24 - $13,838 -48% 166 $83   $72,848,998 75
2011/04/25 - $10,614 -23% 166 $64   $72,859,612 76
2011/04/26 - $9,815 -8% 166 $59   $72,869,427 77
2011/04/27 - $7,812 -20% 166 $47   $72,877,239 78
2011/04/28 - $8,271 +6% 166 $50   $72,885,510 79
2011/04/29 - $14,546 +76% 109 $133   $72,900,056 80
2011/04/30 - $26,873 +85% 109 $247   $72,926,929 81
2011/05/01 - $18,100 -33% 109 $166   $72,945,029 82
2011/05/02 - $4,976 -73% 109 $46   $72,950,005 83
2011/05/03 - $5,707 +15% 109 $52   $72,955,712 84
2011/05/04 - $4,145 -27% 109 $38   $72,959,857 85
2011/05/05 - $4,613 +11% 109 $42   $72,964,470 86
2011/05/06 - $10,265 +123% 57 $180   $72,974,735 87
2011/05/07 - $15,558 +52% 57 $273   $72,990,293 88
2011/05/08 - $10,649 -32% 57 $187   $73,000,942 89
2011/05/09 - $2,512 -76% 57 $44   $73,003,454 90
2011/05/10 - $3,132 +25% 57 $55   $73,006,586 91
2011/05/11 - $3,063 -2% 57 $54   $73,009,649 92
2011/05/12 - $4,261 +39% 57 $75   $73,013,910 93

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 2 $29,514,054   3,105 $9,505   $30,256,601 5
2011/02/18 6 $13,307,933 -55% 3,118 $4,268   $48,180,682 12
2011/02/25 6 $9,387,250 -29% 2,810 $3,341   $62,963,741 19
2011/03/04 10 $4,277,128 -54% 2,254 $1,898   $68,828,539 26
2011/03/11 13 $1,378,830 -68% 1,247 $1,106   $70,955,641 33
2011/03/18 19 $470,465 -66% 480 $980   $72,209,363 40
2011/03/25 26 $214,107 -54% 289 $741   $72,556,963 47
2011/04/01 44 $55,367 -74% 113 $490   $72,686,579 54
2011/04/08 52 $34,669 -37% 69 $502   $72,742,137 61
2011/04/15 59 $17,571 -49% 35 $502   $72,772,106 68
2011/04/22 45 $66,604 +279% 166 $401   $72,848,998 75
2011/04/29 47 $59,519 -11% 109 $546   $72,945,029 82
2011/05/06 55 $36,472 -39% 57 $640   $73,000,942 89

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/15/20111425,724 425,724$7,603,431$7,603,4311
5/22/20111415,707-2% 841,431$7,424,527$15,027,9582
5/29/20113171,883-59% 1,013,314$2,404,643$17,432,6013
6/5/2011764,281-63% 1,077,595$1,055,494$18,488,0954
6/12/20111847,514-26% 1,125,109$681,826$19,169,9215
6/19/20111350,318+6% 1,175,427$772,381$19,942,3026
6/26/20112227,862-45% 1,203,289$439,662$20,381,9647
8/28/2011842,178 1,300,150$671,474$21,952,57016
9/4/20111428,863-32% 1,329,013$407,834$22,360,40417

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/15/2011373,535 73,535$1,512,609$1,512,6091
5/22/2011447,578-35% 121,113$978,683$2,491,2922
5/29/2011622,343-53% 143,456$405,087$2,896,3793

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