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The Lazarus Effect (2015)

The Lazarus Effect poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,801,570Details
International Box Office $9,540,244Details
Worldwide Box Office $35,341,814
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,992,787 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $932,243 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,925,030
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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

A group of researchers led by Frank and his fiancée Zoe have achieved the unimaginable—bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject. Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life—but rather, the wrath of her return.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 27th, 2015 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: February 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Uruguay)
March 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Singapore)
April 10th, 2015 (Wide) (Taiwan)
Video Release: June 16th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of horror violence, terror and some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2327, 6/17/2014)
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Research Scientist, Scientific Experiment Gone Awry, Undead
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Blumhouse, Mosaic Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,223 $4,573 Jun 5, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,415 $6,165 May 29, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,358 $14,625 May 22, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,379 $26,472 May 15, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,427 $41,320 May 8, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,828 $38,409 May 1, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,517 $83,744 Apr 24, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,596 $40,221 Apr 17, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,328 $89,748 Apr 10, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,434 $144,862 Apr 3, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,919 $475,134 Mar 27, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,612 $1,375,470 Mar 20, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,350 $2,846,943 Mar 13, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,137 $5,076,424 Mar 6, 2015 10
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 258 $10,203,437 Feb 27, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,778 $10,203,437 Feb 27, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,312 2,666 Feb 27, 2015 3

Cast

Mark Duplass    Frank
   Zoe
Donald Glover    Niko
Evan Peters    Clay
Sarah Bolger    Eva
Ray Wise    Mr. Wallace
Scott Sheldon    Security Guard
Amy Aquino    President Dalley
Sean T. Krishnan    Lawyer
Ator Tamras    Burned Figure
James Earl, III    Security Guard Terrence

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Luke Dawson
Screenwriter    Jeremy Slater
Producer    Jason Blum
Producer    Cody Zwieg
Producer    Jimmy Miller
Executive Producer    Luke Dawson
Executive Producer    Gloria Fan
Executive Producer    Matt Kaplan
Executive Producer    Jeanette Volturno-Brill
Director of Photography    Michael Fimognari
Production Designer    Melanie Paizes-Jones
Editor    Michael N. Knue
Composer    Sarah Schachner
Co-Producer    Matt Riley
Co-Producer    Rick A. Osako
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Venus Kanani

Home Market Numbers: New Releases Chap My Hide

July 5th, 2015

Chappie

Back on schedule, not that there's much to talk about. The biggest new release for the week ending June 21 was Chappie, which barely made more than $30 million domestically. This meant a holdover, American Sniper, rose to top spot on the home market chart with 378,000 units / $5.30 million for the week. This gives the film totals of 2.76 million units / $49.44 million after a month of release. More...

Home Market Releases for June 16th, 2015

June 17th, 2015

Spirited Away

Wow. Slow week. There are a few releases that are notable, but we very quickly run into titles that would be considered filler during the average week. In fact, there are no first run releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. There are a trio of limited releases that are in the running for that title: Time Lapse (DVD or Blu-ray or Video on Demand); Wild Tales (DVD or Blu-ray or Video on Demand); and The Wrecking Crew (DVD or Blu-ray or Video on Demand). There were also two catalog releases of note: The Cat Returns (Blu-ray Combo Pack) and Spirited Away (Blu-ray Combo Pack). Both are excellent, but Spirited Away is the better of the two films and it is the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Chappie Leads Worst Weekend of the Year

March 10th, 2015

Chappie poster

It was the worst weekend of the year so far with two of the three wide releases bombing compared to expectations. It was so bad, that the three wide releases combined were lower than the high end predictions for Chappie. Unfinished Business missed the Mendoza Line and will be quickly forgotten by the end of the month. Only The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a future. Overall, the total box office was just under $90 million, which was 16% lower than last weekend. It was also 38% lower than the same weekend last year. The top five this year barely made more than the number one film from last year, 300: Rise of an Empire. The combined opening of the three new releases this year was dwarfed by the opening of Mr. Peabody and Sherman last year. Granted, 2015 is still ahead of 2014 in the year-to-date comparison, but the lead has shrunk to under 1% at $1.85 billion to $1.84 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Loses Focus

March 3rd, 2015

Focus poster

As expected, Focus led the way at the box office, but sadly did so with a much lower opening weekend result than predicted. The rest of the top five were a little stronger than predicted each earning between $10 million and $12 million. That said, the overall box office was still weak, down 10% from last week to $107 million. It was also down 13% from last year. This caused 2015's lead over 2014 to drop. Granted, 2015 is still ahead of 2014 by $110 million or 6.8% at $1.74 billion to $1.63 billion, so it would take a while to lose that lead at this pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Focus Steals a Modest Win

March 1st, 2015

Focus poster

Will Smith remains a top 20 force on The Numbers Bankability Index, thanks mainly to his leading turns in tentpoles and franchise films. His draw in smaller movies has always been less of a sure thing, even in his heyday. The performance of Focus this weekend is perhaps not as much of a surprise, with Warner Bros. projecting an OK $19.1 million debut for the film—not a terrible number for the time of year, and broadly in line with the openings for Seven Pounds ($14.8m), The Pursuit of Happyness ($26.5m) and Ali ($14.7m). More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Not In Focus

February 26th, 2015

Focus poster

The month ends with two wide releases: Focus and The Lazarus Effect. Neither film is expected to be a big hit, but at least Focus is expected to earn first place overtaking Fifty Shades of Grey. Overall, I think the box office will drop when compared to last week. Worse still, the box office looks weak when compared to last year. Last year, the box office was led by Non-Stop, while three films earned more than $20 million over the weekend. This year, there's a chance no film will earn $20 million. 2015 is very likely going to lose in the year-over-year comparison ending 2015's winning streak. More...

Contest: You Need to Focus to Win

February 20th, 2015

Next weekend, Focus will dominate The Lazarus Effect at the box office. As such, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Focus.

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 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya on Blu-ray. 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 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: February

February 1st, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be. 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
2015/02/27 5 $10,203,437   2,666 $3,827   $10,203,437 3
2015/03/06 8 $5,076,424 -50% 2,666 $1,904   $17,376,740 10
2015/03/13 11 $2,846,943 -44% 2,054 $1,386   $21,771,261 17
2015/03/20 13 $1,375,470 -52% 1,306 $1,053   $24,029,384 24
2015/03/27 17 $475,134 -65% 672 $707   $24,936,050 31
2015/04/03 28 $144,862 -70% 284 $510   $25,263,196 38
2015/04/10 30 $89,748 -38% 184 $488   $25,423,887 45
2015/04/17 39 $40,221 -55% 74 $544   $25,491,966 52
2015/04/24 35 $83,744 +108% 138 $607   $25,587,650 59
2015/05/01 40 $38,409 -54% 107 $359   $25,653,211 66
2015/05/08 40 $41,320 +8% 73 $566   $25,711,741 73
2015/05/15 47 $26,472 -36% 55 $481   $25,752,176 80
2015/05/22 57 $14,625 -45% 32 $457   $25,777,193 87
2015/05/29 62 $6,165 -58% 26 $237   $25,791,067 94
2015/06/05 70 $4,573 -26% 19 $241   $25,799,043 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/27 2 $3,786,762   2,666 $1,420   $3,786,762 1
2015/02/28 5 $4,365,431 +15% 2,666 $1,637   $8,152,193 2
2015/03/01 6 $2,051,244 -53% 2,666 $769   $10,203,437 3
2015/03/02 4 $567,968 -72% 2,666 $213   $10,771,405 4
2015/03/03 5 $616,005 +8% 2,666 $231   $11,387,410 5
2015/03/04 4 $447,709 -27% 2,666 $168   $11,835,119 6
2015/03/05 6 $465,197 +4% 2,666 $174   $12,300,316 7
2015/03/06 7 $1,558,933 +235% 2,666 $585   $13,859,249 8
2015/03/07 7 $2,367,855 +52% 2,666 $888   $16,227,104 9
2015/03/08 8 $1,149,636 -51% 2,666 $431   $17,376,740 10
2015/03/09 8 $386,631 -66% 2,666 $145   $17,763,371 11
2015/03/10 9 $446,152 +15% 2,666 $167   $18,209,523 12
2015/03/11 9 $367,027 -18% 2,666 $138   $18,576,550 13
2015/03/12 9 $347,768 -5% 2,666 $130   $18,924,318 14
2015/03/13 11 $915,081 +163% 2,054 $446   $19,839,399 15
2015/03/14 10 $1,300,403 +42% 2,054 $633   $21,139,802 16
2015/03/15 11 $631,459 -51% 2,054 $307   $21,771,261 17
2015/03/16 12 $228,382 -64% 2,054 $111   $21,999,643 18
2015/03/17 13 $247,591 +8% 2,054 $121   $22,247,234 19
2015/03/18 13 $229,118 -7% 2,054 $112   $22,476,352 20
2015/03/19 13 $177,562 -23% 2,054 $86   $22,653,914 21
2015/03/20 13 $410,111 +131% 1,306 $314   $23,064,025 22
2015/03/21 13 $658,305 +61% 1,306 $504   $23,722,330 23
2015/03/22 14 $307,054 -53% 1,306 $235   $24,029,384 24
2015/03/23 14 $115,341 -62% 1,306 $88   $24,144,725 25
2015/03/24 - $125,137 +8% 1,306 $96   $24,269,862 26
2015/03/25 14 $110,995 -11% 1,306 $85   $24,380,857 27
2015/03/26 14 $80,059 -28% 1,306 $61   $24,460,916 28
2015/03/27 - $151,704 +89% 672 $226   $24,612,620 29
2015/03/28 - $222,842 +47% 672 $332   $24,835,462 30
2015/03/29 - $100,588 -55% 672 $150   $24,936,050 31
2015/03/30 - $44,164 -56% 672 $66   $24,980,214 32
2015/03/31 - $48,424 +10% 672 $72   $25,028,638 33
2015/04/01 - $47,853 -1% 672 $71   $25,076,491 34
2015/04/02 - $41,843 -13% 672 $62   $25,118,334 35
2015/04/03 - $53,791 +29% 284 $189   $25,172,125 36
2015/04/04 - $58,879 +9% 284 $207   $25,231,004 37
2015/04/05 - $32,192 -45% 284 $113   $25,263,196 38
2015/04/06 - $20,068 -38% 284 $71   $25,283,264 39
2015/04/07 - $20,893 +4% 284 $74   $25,304,157 40
2015/04/08 - $15,859 -24% 284 $56   $25,320,016 41
2015/04/09 - $14,123 -11% 284 $50   $25,334,139 42
2015/04/10 - $26,915 +91% 184 $146   $25,361,054 43
2015/04/11 - $41,604 +55% 184 $226   $25,402,658 44
2015/04/12 - $21,229 -49% 184 $115   $25,423,887 45
2015/04/13 - $6,868 -68% 184 $37   $25,430,755 46
2015/04/14 - $8,372 +22% 184 $46   $25,439,127 47
2015/04/15 - $7,197 -14% 184 $39   $25,446,324 48
2015/04/16 - $5,421 -25% 184 $29   $25,451,745 49
2015/04/17 - $10,856 +100% 74 $147   $25,462,601 50
2015/04/18 - $20,592 +90% 74 $278   $25,483,193 51
2015/04/19 - $8,773 -57% 74 $119   $25,491,966 52
2015/04/20 - $3,401 -61% 74 $46   $25,495,367 53
2015/04/21 - $3,041 -11% 74 $41   $25,498,408 54
2015/04/22 - $2,952 -3% 74 $40   $25,501,360 55
2015/04/23 - $2,546 -14% 74 $34   $25,503,906 56
2015/04/24 - $21,939 +762% 138 $159   $25,525,845 57
2015/04/25 - $38,612 +76% 138 $280   $25,564,457 58
2015/04/26 - $23,193 -40% 138 $168   $25,587,650 59
2015/04/27 - $7,538 -67% 138 $55   $25,595,188 60
2015/04/28 - $7,292 -3% 138 $53   $25,602,480 61
2015/04/29 - $6,239 -14% 138 $45   $25,608,719 62
2015/04/30 - $6,083 -3% 138 $44   $25,614,802 63
2015/05/01 - $11,101 +82% 107 $104   $25,625,903 64
2015/05/02 - $13,666 +23% 107 $128   $25,639,569 65
2015/05/03 - $13,642 n/c 107 $127   $25,653,211 66
2015/05/04 - $4,422 -68% 107 $41   $25,657,633 67
2015/05/05 - $3,807 -14% 107 $36   $25,661,440 68
2015/05/06 - $4,274 +12% 107 $40   $25,665,714 69
2015/05/07 - $4,707 +10% 107 $44   $25,670,421 70
2015/05/08 - $11,091 +136% 73 $152   $25,681,512 71
2015/05/09 - $18,873 +70% 73 $259   $25,700,385 72
2015/05/10 - $11,356 -40% 73 $156   $25,711,741 73
2015/05/11 - $3,375 -70% 74 $46   $25,715,116 74
2015/05/12 - $3,517 +4% 74 $48   $25,718,633 75
2015/05/13 - $3,663 +4% 74 $50   $25,722,296 76
2015/05/14 - $3,408 -7% 74 $46   $25,725,704 77
2015/05/15 - $6,798 +99% 55 $124   $25,732,502 78
2015/05/16 - $12,118 +78% 55 $220   $25,744,620 79
2015/05/17 - $7,556 -38% 55 $137   $25,752,176 80
2015/05/18 - $2,762 -63% 55 $50   $25,754,938 81
2015/05/19 - $2,241 -19% 55 $41   $25,757,179 82
2015/05/20 - $2,503 +12% 55 $46   $25,759,682 83
2015/05/21 - $2,886 +15% 55 $52   $25,762,568 84
2015/05/22 - $3,172 +10% 32 $99   $25,765,740 85
2015/05/23 - $5,141 +62% 32 $161   $25,770,881 86
2015/05/24 - $6,312 +23% 32 $197   $25,777,193 87
2015/05/25 - $4,005 -37% 32 $125   $25,781,198 88
2015/05/26 - $1,121 -72% 32 $35   $25,782,319 89
2015/05/27 - $1,185 +6% 32 $37   $25,783,504 90
2015/05/28 - $1,398 +18% 32 $44   $25,784,902 91
2015/05/29 - $1,373 -2% 26 $53   $25,786,275 92
2015/05/30 - $2,665 +94% 26 $103   $25,788,940 93
2015/05/31 - $2,127 -20% 26 $82   $25,791,067 94
2015/06/01 - $815 -62% 26 $31   $25,791,882 95
2015/06/02 - $794 -3% 26 $31   $25,792,676 96
2015/06/03 - $819 +3% 26 $32   $25,793,495 97
2015/06/04 - $975 +19% 26 $38   $25,794,470 98
2015/06/05 - $1,107 +14% 19 $58   $25,795,577 99
2015/06/06 - $1,575 +42% 19 $83   $25,797,152 100
2015/06/07 - $1,891 +20% 19 $100   $25,799,043 101
2015/06/08 - $688 -64% 19 $36   $25,799,731 102
2015/06/09 - $515 -25% 19 $27   $25,800,246 103
2015/06/10 - $801 +56% 19 $42   $25,801,047 104
2015/06/11 - $523 -35% 19 $28   $25,801,570 105

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/27 5 $12,300,316   2,666 $4,614   $12,300,316 7
2015/03/06 8 $6,624,002 -46% 2,666 $2,485   $18,924,318 14
2015/03/13 12 $3,729,596 -44% 2,054 $1,816   $22,653,914 21
2015/03/20 14 $1,807,002 -52% 1,306 $1,384   $24,460,916 28
2015/03/27 17 $657,418 -64% 672 $978   $25,118,334 35
2015/04/03 26 $215,805 -67% 284 $760   $25,334,139 42
2015/04/10 30 $117,606 -46% 184 $639   $25,451,745 49
2015/04/17 43 $52,161 -56% 74 $705   $25,503,906 56
2015/04/24 37 $110,896 +113% 138 $804   $25,614,802 63
2015/05/01 38 $55,619 -50% 107 $520   $25,670,421 70
2015/05/08 42 $55,283 -1% 74 $747   $25,725,704 77
2015/05/15 45 $36,864 -33% 55 $670   $25,762,568 84
2015/05/22 58 $22,334 -39% 32 $698   $25,784,902 91
2015/05/29 66 $9,568 -57% 26 $368   $25,794,470 98
2015/06/05 70 $7,100 -26% 19 $374   $25,801,570 105

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Singapore 3/26/2015 $0 0 9 16 $123,376 6/26/2015
Taiwan 4/10/2015 $121,788 60 60 60 $121,788 6/26/2015
Uruguay 2/26/2015 $0 0 1 1 $60,992 6/26/2015
 
Rest of World $9,234,088
 
International Total$9,540,244 6/26/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/21/2015854,628 54,628$815,050$815,0501
6/28/20151832,211-41% 86,839$479,944$1,294,9942

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/21/20151420,287 20,287$404,525$404,5251

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