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Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,534,510Details
International Box Office $23,374,886Details
Worldwide Box Office $33,909,396
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $557,449 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $230,688 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $788,137
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of the 1920s, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford, a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims that they can perform real magic. Persuaded by his life-long friend, Howard Burkan, Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace, son Brice, and daughter Caroline. He presents himself as a business man named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker who is staying there with her mother. Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels. From his very first meeting with Sophie, Stanley dismisses her as an insignificant pip-squeak who he can unmask in no time, scoffing at the family’s gullibility. To his great surprise and discomfort, however, Sophie accomplishes numerous feats of mind-reading and other supernatural deeds that defy all rational explanation, leaving him dumbfounded. Before long, Stanley confesses to his beloved Aunt Vanessa that he has begun to wonder whether Sophie’s powers could actually be real. If they were to be true, Stanley realizes that anything might be possible, even good, and his entire belief system would come crashing down.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 25th, 2014 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: December 4th, 2014 (Wide) (Italy)
July 17th, 2015 (Wide) (Venezuela)
Video Release: December 16th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2316, 4/2/2014)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, Skeptic, Stage Magician, Psychics
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Dippermouth, Perdido, Ske-Dat-De-Dat Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,447 $508 Dec 5, 2014 136
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,803 $1,056 Nov 21, 2014 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,407 $11,489 Nov 14, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,674 $11,001 Nov 7, 2014 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,102 $6,184 Oct 31, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,285 $8,688 Oct 24, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,343 $15,121 Oct 17, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,429 $24,192 Oct 10, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,484 $37,671 Oct 3, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,353 $69,480 Sep 26, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,053 $136,674 Sep 19, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,393 $417,920 Sep 12, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,483 $631,060 Sep 5, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,492 $1,139,146 Aug 29, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,007 $1,211,276 Aug 22, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,283 $1,786,150 Aug 15, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,885 $763,015 Aug 8, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,387 $740,759 Aug 1, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,011 $412,095 Jul 25, 2014 3

Cast

Eileen Atkins    Aunt Vanessa
   Stanley
Marcia Gay Harden    Mrs. Baker
Hamish Linklater    Brice
Simon McBurney    Howard Burkan
   Sophie
Jacki Weaver    Grace
Catherine McCormack    Olivia
Erica Leerhsen    Caroline
Jeremy Shamos    George

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Woody Allen
Producer    Letty Aronson
Producer    Stephen Tenenbaum
Producer    Edward Walson
Co-Producer    Helen Robin
Co-Producer    Raphael Benoliel
Executive Producer    Ronald L. Chez
Co-Executive Producer    Jack Rollins
Director of Photography    Darius Khondji
Production Designer    Anne Seibel
Editor    Alisa Lepselter
Costume Designer    Sonia Grande
Casting Director    Juliet Taylor
Casting Director    Patricia DiCerto

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 16th, 2014

December 16th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Yellow Day Opens in the Black

September 24th, 2014

Yellow Day poster

Awards Season might have begun, as there were six new releases in the $10,000 club this past weekend. Leading the way was Yellow Day, with an estimated $31,000 in one theater. 20,000 Days of Earth was close behind with $27,879 over the weekend and $30,969 over five days, also in one theater. Pump! earned an average of $14,059 in three theaters, which is particularly good for a documentary. A fellow documentary, Art and Craft, was next with an average of $11,500 in two theaters. Not Cool debuted with $10,329 on one theater, which is surprisingly strong, given its lack of reviews. Likewise, Hector and the Search for Happiness earned bad reviews, but still managed an average of $10,212 in four theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Lovely and Strange

August 27th, 2014

Love is Strange poster

The only new limited release in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart was Love is Strange, which earned an average of $23,455 in five theaters. There were two holdovers in the $10,000 club with The Trip to Italy earning an average of $10,645 in ten theaters while The Admiral: Roaring Currents was right behind with an average of $10,213 in 47 screens. More...

Per Theater Chart: Italian Cuisine

August 19th, 2014

The Trip to Italy poster

The Trip to Italy led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,841 in three theaters during its opening weekend. The Admiral: Roaring Currents earned an average of $17,517 in 30 theaters during its second weekend of release. By this time next week, it will be at over $1 million in total. Frank was the final member of the $10,000 club with an opening of $16,056 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: The Admiral Roars to the Top

August 12th, 2014

What If poster

The Admiral: Roaring Currents had a stunning opening with an estimated $43,000 in its sole theaters. It will be interesting to see if the film can maintain this success as it expands wider. The overall box office leader, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, was second with an opening weekend average of $17,055. The Guardians of the Galaxy remained in the $10,000 club for the second weekend of its release earning an average of $10,305. More...

Per Theater Chart: Guardians Rides to the Rescue

August 6th, 2014

Calvary poster

The overall box office leader, The Guardians of the Galaxy, also led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,118 in just over 4,000 theaters. Second place went to Calvary, with an average of $18,537 in four theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Magic in the Moonlight, with an average of $11,396 in 65 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: A Little Magic at the Box Office

July 29th, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight poster

Magic in the Moonlight led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $24,241 in 17 theaters, which is great for most films, but not as strong as some of Woody Allen's more recent releases. Arguably, Boyhood's weekend was much stronger, as it earned an average of $16,466 in 107 theaters. At this point, I'm not sure how long it will last in theaters, but it has already earned at least a measure of mainstream success. The overall number one film, Lucy, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,835. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hercules No Match for Lucy

July 27th, 2014

Lucy poster

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Limited Releases: Most Wanted Limited Releases

July 25th, 2014

A Most Wanted Man poster

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 25 $412,095   17 $24,241   $412,095 3
2014/08/01 17 $740,759 +80% 65 $11,396   $1,323,095 10
2014/08/08 15 $763,015 +3% 170 $4,488   $2,397,233 17
2014/08/15 14 $1,786,150 +134% 964 $1,853   $4,617,150 24
2014/08/22 13 $1,211,276 -32% 787 $1,539   $6,700,601 31
2014/08/29 18 $1,139,146 -6% 438 $2,601   $8,328,691 38
2014/09/05 17 $631,060 -45% 530 $1,191   $9,182,507 45
2014/09/12 22 $417,920 -34% 399 $1,047   $9,870,640 52
2014/09/19 - $136,674 -67% 203 $673   $10,183,255 59
2014/09/26 41 $69,480 -49% 111 $626   $10,323,802 66
2014/10/03 47 $37,671 -46% 56 $673   $10,399,042 73
2014/10/10 59 $24,192 -36% 37 $654   $10,442,796 80
2014/10/17 68 $15,121 -37% 23 $657   $10,472,292 87
2014/10/24 75 $8,688 -43% 17 $511   $10,491,490 94
2014/10/31 80 $6,184 -29% 8 $773   $10,503,324 101
2014/11/07 61 $11,001 +78% 43 $256   $10,506,939 108
2014/11/14 61 $11,489 +4% 38 $302   $10,534,510 115
2014/11/21 78 $1,056 -91% 38 $28   $10,510,497 122
2014/12/05 88 $508   1 $508   $10,512,183 136

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/25 27 $582,336   17 $34,255   $582,336 7
2014/08/01 17 $1,051,882 +81% 65 $16,183   $1,634,218 14
2014/08/08 18 $1,196,782 +14% 170 $7,040   $2,831,000 21
2014/08/15 14 $2,658,325 +122% 964 $2,758   $5,489,325 28
2014/08/22 13 $1,700,220 -36% 787 $2,160   $7,189,545 35
2014/08/29 18 $1,361,902 -20% 438 $3,109   $8,551,447 42
2014/09/05 17 $901,273 -34% 530 $1,701   $9,452,720 49
2014/09/12 22 $593,861 -34% 399 $1,488   $10,046,581 56
2014/09/19 32 $207,741 -65% 203 $1,023   $10,254,322 63
2014/09/26 40 $107,049 -48% 111 $964   $10,361,371 70
2014/10/03 75 $9,693 -91% 8 $1,212   $10,333,495 77
2014/10/10 58 $38,567 +298% 37 $1,042   $10,457,171 84
2014/10/17 90 $4,897 -87% 4 $1,224   $10,447,693 91
2014/10/24 99 $1,965 -60% 4 $491   $10,449,658 98
2014/10/31 96 $1,450 -26% 1 $1,450   $10,451,108 105
2014/11/07 55 $27,083 +1,768% 43 $630   $10,523,021 112
2014/11/14 84 $2,502 -91% 2 $1,251   $10,509,441 119
2014/11/21 85 $1,006 -60% 1 $1,006   $10,510,447 126
2014/11/28 91 $1,228 +22% 1 $1,228   $10,511,675 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Italy 12/4/2014 $0 0 1 1 $1,328 10/27/2015
Venezuela 7/17/2015 $0 0 3 6 $198,811 8/11/2015
 
Rest of World $23,174,747
 
International Total$23,374,886 10/27/2015

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