The Lucky One

The Lucky One poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $60,457,138Details
International Box Office $36,176,695
Worldwide Box Office $96,633,833
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,899,889 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,737,045 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,636,934
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Synopsis

U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive - a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Discovering her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
20% - Rotten
Audience
67% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 20th, 2012 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: August 28th, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and violence.
(Rating bulletin 2174, 6/1/2011)
Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Returning Soldiers, Iraq War, Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Village Roadshow Productions, Di Novi Pictures, Warner Bros.

DVD Sales: Games Go Into Overtime

It was a bad week for new releases, at least in terms of quality. How bad? The Hunger Games was able to return to first place on the DVD sales chart. It sold an additional 256,000 units / $5.11 million over the week for a total of 5.38 million units / $93.21 million. It has now sold more units than any other DVD in 2012, but it is still a little behind Breaking Dawn, Part 1 in terms of revenue. More...

DVD Sales: Lucky To Win

There were a ton of new releases on this week's DVD sales chart with four in the top five and nine in the top eleven. We have a new number one release, The Lucky One, with 515,000 units sold and $7.70 million in revenue generated during its first week of release. This is a solid opening for a midlevel hit. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Battleship Sinks Competition

Battleship was one of four new releases to reach the top five on the Blu-ray Sales Chart this week scoring first place with 584,000 units / $11.67 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 61%, which is fantastic. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 28th, 2012

We are clearly in TV on DVD season on the home market as there are five TV on DVD releases among the top six selling releases, with Battleship being the only first run release to break up the TV on DVD dominance. There are many such releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week: Boardwalk Empire: Season Two on Blu-ray, Homeland: Season One on Blu-ray, Once Upon a Time: Season One on Blu-ray, and The Walking Dead: Season Two on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with The Pirates! Band of Misfits on 3D Combo Pack as the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Monsieur Lazhar on DVD or Blu-ray earns a rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Avengers Begin New Century Club

For the first time ever, a film earned more than $100 million during its sophomore stint. The Avengers again led the way at the box office and again broke records. It wasn't all good news as Dark Shadows missed modest expectations and the overall box office slid 34% from last weekend to $171 million. That is still 22% higher than the same weekend last year, while 2012's lead over 2011 grew to 17.5% at $3.83 billion to $3.26 billion. I don't know how long The Avengers can keep 2012 ahead in the year-over-year comparison, but it sure is helping build up its lead in the short term. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Avengers Assemble a New Record Book

Expectations for The Avengers were high, record-breakingly high among some people. However, as high as they were, reality was higher. Records were not just broken, but destroyed beyond recognition. The overall box office was in the top five combined biggest weekends with $258 million, which was 134% higher than last weekend. 134%. It was 55% higher than the same weekend last year. Like I've said before, this kind of year-over-year change usually only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays. The victory erases all of the losses from April, and then some, giving 2012 a $500 million lead over 2011 at $3.58 billion to $3.08 billion. This is an amazing start for the summer and with with roughly 25 million people seeing movies this weekend, upcoming films got a ton of free publicity and added hype. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Box Office Records Be Avenged?

The Avengers. That's all that really matters. The Avengers has no competition from any film playing this weekend and will finish in first place by a margin of well over $100 million. It has no competition with any film that opened last year and it might beat Thor's opening by $100 million. Its only real competition comes from The Hunger Games for biggest opening of the year at $152.54 million, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, for Biggest Opening of All Time. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Box Office Will Be Avenged

If someone were to describe the box office this weekend in just one word, that one word would be, "Yuck". Only one of the four wide releases matched expectations, and that was the film that was expected to do the worst. Think Like a Man easily repeated on top of the chart, despite falling nearly 50%. The overall box office fell 18% from last weekend to $110 million, which was 30% lower than the same weekend last year. Declines like this usually only happen due to a misalignment in holidays. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but the lead has shrunk to 14% at $3.29 billion to $2.88 billion. Fortunately, The Avengers is on track to break records, so 2012 should get back to its winning ways very soon. More...

Weekend Estimates: Think Like a Man Rises Above the Pack

This weekend's four new wide releases were no match for Think Like a Man, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, with the comedy's 46% weekend-to-weekend drop-off and $18 million gross still putting it almost $7 million ahead of the next-best finisher. That movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, also comes from the Sony stable, although it is projected to be very narrowly at the head of a pack of movies that will earn around $11 million, and could actually end up anywhere between second and fifth when the final numbers come in on Monday. The other movies in the hunt for the (not very) coveted runners-up position include new release The Five-Year Engagement and two returning films: The Lucky One and The Hunger Games (which will end the weekend with over $370 million). More...

Weekend Predictions: Seven-Day Engagement

The four films opening wide this week will be looking to pull in as much money as possible over the next seven days before The Avengers opens and makes everything currently in theaters irrelevant. Five-Year Engagement is the only new film that is expected to compete for top spot, but even its box office chances have taken a hit from the beginning of the month. The other three films, The Raven and The Pirates! Band of Misfits could be in a close battle for a spot in the top five, while Safe looks like it is going to sink. This weekend last year was an abnormally strong weekend for April. In fact, Fast Five's opening of $86.20 million was strong for for a summer release. There's no chance anything coming out this weekend will match that figure. More...

Contest: The Lucky Two: Winning Announcement

The winners of our The Lucky Two contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers were Very Thoughtful

Every single film in the top five either matched or exceeded expectations, Think Like a Man more than doubled its predictions, but it still wasn't enough to match last year's total. Granted, there was still reason to celebrate, as the box office soared 18% when compared to last week reaching $135 million over the weekend, while the box office fell short of last year's total by less than 0.5%, so it is hardly a reason to panic. Additionally, 2012 is still ahead of 2011 by a massive 17% margin at $3.14 billion to $2.69 billion. Next weekend will be a disaster, but the weekend after that is the start of summer, and analysts are bullish on the overall box office chances. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Finally Get Lucky?

It has been nearly a month since we've had a new release top the box office chart, but it looks like The Hunger Games is finally going to be pushed from top spot. It looks like The Lucky One will be the film that breaks The Hunger Games winning streak, as it is the only saturation level release. On the other hand, Think Like a Man and Chimpanzee are barely opening wide. Fortunately, the three wide releases this year appear about as strong as the three wide releases from last year. Unfortunately, last year was led by Rio during its second weekend of release, so 2012 has about a $25 million hole it will need to plug if it is to avoid the first three-week slump of the year. More...

Contest: The Lucky Two

There should be a close race for top spot next weekend between The Lucky One and Think Like a Man. I honestly don't know which one will win at the box office, but we are going with The Lucky One as the target film in this week's box office prediction contest, because it's easier to come up with a name for the contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Lucky One. 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 We Bought a Zoo on Blu-ray Combo Pack. 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 We Bought a Zoo on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2012 Preview: April

There's good news / bad news going forward into April. First the good news, aside from one week where we saw a minor dip, March was fantastic. There were a number of films beating expectations and the overall the month was even stronger than predicted. As of this weekend, the box office is now 20% higher than the same pace last year. The bad news? That winning streak will certainly come to an end in April. Last year, there was one film that reached $200 million, Fast Five, plus two others that reached $100 million, Hop and Rio. Granted, due to the shifting calendar, Hop is actually being compared to the last weekend in March, so this April only needs one $200 million hit and a $150 million hit to keep pace. But even so, there's almost no chance that will happen. In fact, there's a chance that we might not have one film topping $100 million this year. Only three films have a real shot at this milestone: American Reunion, Five-Year Engagement, and Titanic 3D. And quite frankly, only the first one has a 50/50 chance of getting there. We will likely see 2012 shed some of its lead over 2011, but it should still end the month with a solid year-over-year lead. More...

Cast

Zac Efron    Logan
Taylor Schilling    Beth
Blythe Danner    Ellie
Riley Thomas Stewart    Ben
Jay R. Ferguson    Keith Clayton
Adam LeFevre    Judge Clayton
Robet Terrell Hayes    Victor
Joe Chrest    Deputy Moore
Russ Comegys    Roger Lyle
Sharon Morris    Principal Miller
Ann McKenzie    Charlotte Clayton
Kendal Tuttle    Aces
Cameron Banfield    Younger Marine
Ritchie Montgomery    Cottagge Owner
Courtney J. Clark    Logan's Sister
Trey Burvant    Logan's Brother in Law
Gavin Reyna    Logan's Nephew
Matthew Michaud    Logan's Nephew
Reverend Dustin Bergene    Paster
Ned Yousef    Iraqi Translator
Naim Alherimi    Cursing Old Man
Jillian Batherson    Amanda
Dorian Jamal Davis    Teasing Boy
Cole Jackson    Teasing Boy
Douglas M. Griffin    Bartender
Donna Heckel-Reno    Dog Owner
Hunter Reno    Dog Owner's Son
Amanda Fetters    Grace
Calvin Quatroy    Hamden Fisherman
Marcie Antony Courtney    Choir Member
Michael A. Cowan    Choir Member
Deborah Denise Graves    Choir Member
Gary Harris    Choir Member
Melba Marie Harris    Choir Member
Consuella Johnson Lumas    Choir Member
Tina Marie Lumas    Choir Member
Gregory J. Probst    Choir Member
Valerie Diane Vaughan    Choir Member
Mayfield    Rock Band
Zigg West    Rock Band
Sam Knight    Rock Band
Jett    Rock Band

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Scott Hicks
Screenwriter    Will Fetters
Producer    Denise Di Novi
Producer    Kevin McCormic
Executive Producer    Ravi Mehta
Executive Producer    Alison Greenspan
Executive Producer    Bruce Berman
Based on the Novel by    Nicolas Sparks
Director of Photography    Alar Kivilo
Production Designer    Barbara Ling
Editor    Scott Gray
Co-Producer    Kerry Heysen
Composer    Mark Isham
Music Supervisor    John Bissell
Costume Designer    Dayna Pink
Casting by    Ronna Kress
Unit Production Manager    Robert J. Dohrmann
First Assistant Director    David Sardi
Second Assistant Director    Paul B. Uddo

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 2 $9,105,607   3,155 $2,886   $9,105,607 1
2012/04/21 2 $8,561,095 -6% 3,155 $2,714   $17,666,702 2
2012/04/22 2 $4,851,656 -43% 3,155 $1,538   $22,518,358 3
2012/04/23 2 $1,448,453 -70% 3,155 $459   $23,966,811 4
2012/04/24 2 $1,868,355 +29% 3,155 $592   $25,835,166 5
2012/04/25 2 $1,363,043 -27% 3,155 $432   $27,198,209 6
2012/04/26 2 $1,403,487 +3% 3,155 $445   $28,601,696 7
2012/04/27 2 $3,901,251 +178% 3,175 $1,229   $32,502,947 8
2012/04/28 4 $4,622,874 +18% 3,175 $1,456   $37,125,821 9
2012/04/29 5 $2,283,898 -51% 3,175 $719   $39,409,719 10
2012/04/30 4 $683,348 -70% 3,175 $215   $40,093,067 11
2012/05/01 3 $958,177 +40% 3,175 $302   $41,051,244 12
2012/05/02 4 $684,468 -29% 3,175 $216   $41,735,712 13
2012/05/03 4 $671,232 -2% 3,175 $211   $42,406,944 14
2012/05/04 3 $1,945,836 +190% 3,005 $648   $44,352,780 15
2012/05/05 5 $2,211,360 +14% 3,005 $736   $46,564,140 16
2012/05/06 6 $1,210,919 -45% 3,005 $403   $47,775,059 17
2012/05/07 5 $419,002 -65% 3,005 $139   $48,194,061 18
2012/05/08 4 $588,365 +40% 3,005 $196   $48,782,426 19
2012/05/09 5 $457,210 -22% 3,005 $152   $49,239,636 20
2012/05/10 5 $441,104 -4% 3,005 $147   $49,680,740 21
2012/05/11 4 $1,300,460 +195% 2,839 $458   $50,981,200 22
2012/05/12 5 $1,625,578 +25% 2,839 $573   $52,606,778 23
2012/05/13 5 $1,181,454 -27% 2,839 $416   $53,788,232 24
2012/05/14 6 $316,061 -73% 2,839 $111   $54,104,294 25
2012/05/15 6 $431,249 +36% 2,839 $152   $54,535,543 26
2012/05/16 7 $311,464 -28% 2,839 $110   $54,847,007 27
2012/05/17 6 $309,168 -1% 2,839 $109   $55,156,175 28
2012/05/18 9 $598,030 +93% 2,005 $298   $55,754,205 29
2012/05/19 9 $732,955 +23% 2,005 $366   $56,487,160 30
2012/05/20 10 $447,468 -39% 2,005 $223   $56,934,628 31
2012/05/21 10 $188,259 -58% 2,005 $94   $57,122,887 32
2012/05/22 9 $210,354 +12% 2,005 $105   $57,333,241 33
2012/05/23 9 $173,464 -18% 2,005 $87   $57,506,705 34
2012/05/24 9 $206,128 +19% 2,005 $103   $57,712,833 35
2012/05/25 - $171,694 -17% 615 $279   $57,884,527 36
2012/05/26 - $212,964 +24% 615 $346   $58,097,491 37
2012/05/27 - $182,171 -14% 615 $296   $58,279,662 38
2012/05/28 - $137,450 -25% 615 $223   $58,417,112 39
2012/05/29 - $78,447 -43% 615 $128   $58,495,559 40
2012/05/30 - $68,249 -13% 615 $111   $58,563,808 41
2012/05/31 - $82,110 +20% 615 $134   $58,645,918 42
2012/06/01 - $100,259 +22% 404 $248   $58,746,177 43
2012/06/02 - $145,392 +45% 404 $360   $58,891,569 44
2012/06/03 - $77,542 -47% 404 $192   $58,969,111 45
2012/06/04 - $36,393 -53% 404 $90   $59,005,504 46
2012/06/05 - $40,491 +11% 404 $100   $59,045,995 47
2012/06/06 - $36,847 -9% 404 $91   $59,082,842 48
2012/06/07 - $39,058 +6% 404 $97   $59,121,900 49
2012/06/08 - $108,157 +177% 402 $269   $59,230,057 50
2012/06/09 - $148,260 +37% 402 $369   $59,378,317 51
2012/06/10 - $99,495 -33% 402 $248   $59,477,812 52
2012/06/11 - $48,697 -51% 402 $121   $59,526,509 53
2012/06/12 - $53,027 +9% 402 $132   $59,579,536 54
2012/06/13 - $49,844 -6% 402 $124   $59,629,380 55
2012/06/14 - $47,848 -4% 402 $119   $59,677,228 56
2012/06/15 - $78,375 +64% 350 $224   $59,755,603 57
2012/06/16 - $82,400 +5% 350 $235   $59,838,003 58
2012/06/17 - $52,571 -36% 350 $150   $59,890,574 59
2012/06/18 - $35,057 -33% 350 $100   $59,925,631 60
2012/06/19 - $37,367 +7% 350 $107   $59,962,998 61
2012/06/20 - $34,225 -8% 350 $98   $59,997,223 62
2012/06/21 - $35,467 +4% 350 $101   $60,032,690 63
2012/06/22 - $41,175 +16% 202 $204   $60,073,865 64
2012/06/23 - $47,621 +16% 202 $236   $60,121,486 65
2012/06/24 - $32,752 -31% 202 $162   $60,154,238 66
2012/06/25 - $19,341 -41% 202 $96   $60,173,579 67
2012/06/26 - $23,850 +23% 202 $118   $60,197,429 68
2012/06/27 - $20,776 -13% 202 $103   $60,218,205 69
2012/06/28 - $20,362 -2% 202 $101   $60,238,567 70
2012/06/29 - $22,468 +10% 115 $195   $60,261,035 71
2012/06/30 - $25,204 +12% 115 $219   $60,286,239 72
2012/07/01 - $17,744 -30% 115 $154   $60,303,983 73
2012/07/02 - $10,357 -42% 115 $90   $60,314,340 74
2012/07/03 - $11,791 +14% 115 $103   $60,326,131 75
2012/07/04 - $12,181 +3% 115 $106   $60,338,312 76
2012/07/05 - $12,498 +3% 115 $109   $60,350,810 77
2012/07/06 - $16,405 +31% 72 $228   $60,367,215 78
2012/07/07 - $18,182 +11% 72 $253   $60,385,397 79
2012/07/08 - $10,125 -44% 72 $141   $60,395,522 80
2012/07/09 - $5,817 -43% 72 $81   $60,401,339 81
2012/07/10 - $6,289 +8% 72 $87   $60,407,628 82
2012/07/11 - $6,738 +7% 72 $94   $60,414,366 83
2012/07/12 - $8,018 +19% 72 $111   $60,422,384 84
2012/07/13 - $7,001 -13% 41 $171   $60,429,385 85
2012/07/14 - $8,734 +25% 41 $213   $60,438,119 86
2012/07/15 - $5,118 -41% 41 $125   $60,443,237 87
2012/07/16 - $2,871 -44% 41 $70   $60,446,108 88
2012/07/17 - $3,732 +30% 41 $91   $60,449,840 89
2012/07/18 - $3,509 -6% 41 $86   $60,453,349 90
2012/07/19 - $3,789 +8% 41 $92   $60,457,138 91

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 2 $22,518,358   3,155 $7,137   $22,518,358 3
2012/04/27 4 $10,808,023 -52% 3,175 $3,404   $39,409,719 10
2012/05/04 5 $5,368,115 -50% 3,005 $1,786   $47,775,059 17
2012/05/11 5 $4,107,492 -23% 2,839 $1,447   $53,788,232 24
2012/05/18 9 $1,778,453 -57% 2,005 $887   $56,934,628 31
2012/05/25 14 $566,829 -68% 615 $922   $58,279,662 38
2012/06/01 20 $323,193 -43% 404 $800   $58,969,111 45
2012/06/08 17 $355,912 +10% 402 $885   $59,477,812 52
2012/06/15 22 $213,346 -40% 350 $610   $59,890,574 59
2012/06/22 33 $121,548 -43% 202 $602   $60,154,238 66
2012/06/29 40 $65,416 -46% 115 $569   $60,303,983 73
2012/07/06 41 $44,712 -32% 72 $621   $60,395,522 80
2012/07/13 49 $20,853 -53% 41 $509   $60,443,237 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/2/20121514,990 514,990$7,704,250$7,704,2501
9/9/20122195,339-62% 710,329$2,922,271$10,626,5222
9/16/20121273,355-62% 783,684$1,097,391$11,723,9133
9/23/20121459,410-19% 843,094$888,774$12,612,6864
9/30/20122626,828-55% 869,922$384,982$12,997,6685
10/7/20121430,536+14% 900,458$414,068$13,411,7366
11/25/201213247,171 1,216,026$1,233,383$15,640,94813
12/2/20122873,433-70% 1,289,459$817,309$16,458,25714
12/1/20137451,693 2,018,217$3,229,605$22,076,34766
5/11/20141432,250 2,105,634$256,388$22,758,52389

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/2/2012485,661 85,661$1,608,709$1,608,7091
9/9/2012828,121-67% 113,782$561,297$2,170,0062
9/16/2012168,295-71% 122,076$163,485$2,333,4913
11/25/20121879,534 231,805$779,429$3,505,55913

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