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Masterminds (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,777,825Details
International Box Office $4,585,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $21,362,825
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David Ghantt is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash… only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hit man, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
33% - Rotten
48% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 30th, 2016 (Wide) by Relativity
International Releases: September 30th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
October 6th, 2016 (Wide), released as Masterminds - Golpada de Mestre (Portugal)
October 13th, 2016 (Wide), released as Mentes Maestras (Mexico)
October 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
October 14th, 2016 (Wide), released as Баш обирджии (Bulgaria)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some language and violence.
(Rating bulletin 2443 (Cert #49883), 9/21/2016)
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Heist, No Honor Among Thieves
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Relativity Media, Surefire Entertianment Capital, Michaels/Goldwyn
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,053 $1,681,403 Oct 14, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,495 $4,078,715 Oct 7, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,465 $6,541,205 Sep 30, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 774 3,042 Sep 30, 2016 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,151 2.81 Sep 30, 2016 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,460 35.6% Sep 30, 2016 1


   David Ghantt
   Steve Chambers
   Kelly Campbell
   Mike McKinney
Ken Marino    Doug Jeffcoat
Devin Ratray    Runny
Jon Daly    Plewe
Mary Elizabeth Ellis    Michelle Chambers
Kate McKinnon    Jandice
Leslie Jones    Scanlon
Ross Kimball    Eric Payne
Daniel Zacapa    Quintero
Tom Werme    Anchorman
Njema Williams    Ty
Nils Cruz    Carlo's Uncle
Michael Angel Fraguada    Desk Clerk
Christian Gonzalez    Banco Lujo Teller
Candace Blanchard    Cathy Jeffcoat
Karsten Friske    Cort Chambers
Dallas J. Edwards    Ken Chambers
Barry Ratcliffe    Corrections Officer
Shelton Grant    Prisoner
Laura Palka    Reporter
Reegus Flenory    Bailiff
Wynn Reichert    Matthew (Photographer)
Jill Jane Clements    Beryl
Joseph S. Wilson    Airport Security Agent
Jee An    Female Cashier at Airport
Rhoda Griffis    Real Estate Agent
Nicole Michele Sobchack    Reporter #2
Vincent Garcia    Pool Guy
Eizzil Cintron Valenzuela    Lingerie Street Market Woman
Matt Corboy    Boss
Anne Johnson    Female Shopper
Timothy Timms    Hobo

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Emily Spivey
Screenwriter    Jody Hill
Screenwriter    Danny McBride
Screenwriter    Chris Bowman
Screenwriter    Hubbel Palmer
Story by    Emily Spivey
Story by    Chris Bowman
Story by    Hubbel Palmer
Producer    Lorne Michaels
Producer    John Goldwyn
Executive Producer    Kevin Messick
Executive Producer    Danny McBride
Executive Producer    Jody Hill
Executive Producer    Erin David
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer    Ron Burkle
Executive Producer    Jason Colbeck
Executive Producer    Andrew Panay
Executive Producer    Jill Messick
Executive Producer    Adam Fields
Executive Producer    Brent Almond
Executive Producer    Brett Dahl
Executive Producer    Jerry Lasky
Executive Producer    Joseph Nicholas
Executive Producer    Dana Brunetti
Co-Producer    D. Scott Lumpkin
Co-Producer    Kenneth Halsband
Director of Photography    Erik Wilson
Production Designer    Clayton Hartley
Editor    David Rennie
Editor    Keith Brachmann
Composer    Geoff Zanelli
Music Supervisor    Bob Bowen
Costume Designer    Sarah Edwards
Casting Director    Juel Bestrop
Unit Production Manager    Damien Lubiak
Unit Production Manager    D. Scott Lumpkin
First Assistant Director    Richard L. Fox
Key Second Assistant Director    Scott August
Executive Producer    Jared D. Underwood
Executive Producer    Andrew C. Robinson
Associate Producer    Paige Williams
Executive in Charge of Production    Kenneth Halsband
Stunt Coordinator    Steven Ritzi
Production Supervisor    Bass Hampton
Script Supervisor    Carmen Soriano
Art Director    Elliott Glick
Set Designer    Barbara Mesney
Set Decorator    David Smith
Sound Mixer    Michael Koff
First Assistant Editor    Ben Cox
First Assistant Editor    David Raymond
Assistant Editor    Bryan Torres
Costume Supervisor    Kate Edwards
Make up    Donald Kozma
Make up    Ashleigh Chavis
Hairstylist    Barbara Olvera
Hairstylist    Melissa Yonkey
Location Manager    Thomas G. Parris
Special Effects Coordinator    Ken Gorrell

Weekend Predictions: Will Reacher Reach the Top?

October 20th, 2016

Ouija: Origin of Evil

It is a busy week as far as wide releases are concerned, although not as busy as we thought it would be at the beginning of the month, as I’m Not Ashamed has dropped to “select cities”. It still has a shot at the top ten, but a slim shot. The biggest release of the week is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, as it is opening in an estimated 3,800 theaters. However, the buzz is weak and its reviews won’t help either. It will likely struggle to top $20 million. This gives Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween a shot at first place. The best new release of the week is Ouija: Origin of Evil. One would hope a horror film earning 80% positive reviews ten days before Halloween would at least have a shot at first place. We’ll see. Finally there’s Keeping Up with the Joneses. It’s bad and that’s all I need to say about that. There is good news. This weekend last year was a disaster. The biggest wide release was The Last Witch Hunter and it earned less than $11 million. The biggest film was The Martian, which earned under $16 million. We could have two films top $20 million, so 2016 should end the slump it has been in. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Only Girl isn’t a Train Wreck earning $24.54 million

October 11th, 2016

The Girl on the Train

Over the weekend was Columbus Day, or as it is known in more and more places, Indigenous People’s Day. It’s also Thanksgiving Day up here in Canada and it would make more sense for Americans to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving than Columbus Day. Canadian Thanksgiving is where you give thanks to all the Canadians that make your life better. For example, both Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds are Canadian. Anyhoo... The weekend box office numbers were not buoyed by the semi-holiday on Monday as none of the new releases matched expectations. The Girl on the Train led the way by a wide margin with $24.54 million compared to $15.14 million for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Neither The Birth of a Nation nor Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life made it into the top five. The overall box office fell 9.5% from last weekend dropping to $103 million. That was 13% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $8.64 billion, putting it 4.4% / $370 million ahead of 2015. A couple of more weeks like this and we will have reason to hit the panic button. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Miss Peregrine finds a Home at the top with $28.87 million

October 4th, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The overall box office was about as strong as expected, as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children beat expectations by the same amount as Deepwater Horizon missed expectations. This helped the overall box office grow 10% from last weekend to $114 million. However, this is still 24% lower than this weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 still has a lead over 2015, but that lead has shrunk to 4.9% or $390 million at $8.50 billion to $8.10 billion. If 2016’s lead falls below $325 million, then we will need to panic. Remember, last year ended with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned $650 million before the end of the year. Rogue One isn’t expected to earn half of that, so 2016 is going to need a $325 million lead or it will need better depth in order to come out ahead. I would prefer the former. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Peregrine Gets a Head Start on Maze Runner with $1.2 million - Update with Masterminds previews

September 30th, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children earned $1.2 million during its Thursday previews, which is just ahead of the $1.1 million earned by The Maze Runner back in 2014. Unfortunately, there’s a question whether we should treat this as a young adult book adaptation, or whether we should treat it as a more gonzo Tim Burton offering. If we go that route, there are no really good comparisons. Dark Shadows earned $550,000, but that was just over four years ago when midnight screenings weren’t standard and far fewer people went overall. Regardless, this is a better start than expected and an opening weekend of $30 million is more likely than it was before. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will September end on a Disastrous Note?

September 29th, 2016

Deepwater Horizon

Three wide releases come out this week: Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Masterminds. Deepwater Horizon’s reviews are better than expected and that should help it at the box office. Miss Peregrine’s reviews are on the razor’s edge of the overall positive level. Meanwhile, there are not enough reviews to really judge Masterminds, but the early signs don’t look good. This weekend last year was the first weekend of October. The Martian nearly broke the record for biggest October weekend. There’s a chance all three wide releases this week won’t match The Martian’s opening weekend. Add in last year’s depth and there’s almost no chance 2016 will come out ahead on the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Dark Urges

September 23rd, 2016

The Purge: Election Year

Three wide releases are coming out next week. Of the three, Masterminds is by far the weakest and has no real shot at first place. In fact, if it opens above fifth place, I will be surprised. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the widest, but the early reviews for Deepwater Horizon are excellent and I think that will give it the edge at the box office. Because of this, it is 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 Deepwater Horizon.

We have copies of The Purge: The Election as prizes. While the film hit VOD this past Tuesday, we have copies on Blu-ray Combo Pack as prizes.

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 Purge: The Election on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win win a copy of The Purge: The Election on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win The Purge: The Election 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...

2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top. 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
2016/09/30 6 $6,541,205   3,042 $2,150   $6,541,205 3
2016/10/07 9 $4,078,715 -38% 3,042 $1,341   $12,767,040 10
2016/10/14 12 $1,681,403 -59% 2,027 $830   $16,192,809 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/30 6 $2,325,546   3,042 $764   $2,325,546 1
2016/10/01 6 $2,689,499 +16% 3,042 $884   $5,015,045 2
2016/10/02 6 $1,526,160 -43% 3,042 $502   $6,541,205 3
2016/10/03 6 $538,840 -65% 3,042 $177   $7,080,045 4
2016/10/04 6 $685,997 +27% 3,042 $226   $7,766,042 5
2016/10/05 6 $470,885 -31% 3,042 $155   $8,236,927 6
2016/10/06 6 $451,398 -4% 3,042 $148   $8,688,325 7
2016/10/07 9 $1,198,264 +165% 3,042 $394   $9,886,589 8
2016/10/08 9 $1,769,893 +48% 3,042 $582   $11,656,482 9
2016/10/09 9 $1,110,558 -37% 3,042 $365   $12,767,040 10
2016/10/10 9 $572,170 -48% 3,042 $188   $13,339,210 11
2016/10/11 8 $510,705 -11% 3,042 $168   $13,849,915 12
2016/10/12 9 $382,809 -25% 3,042 $126   $14,232,724 13
2016/10/13 9 $278,682 -27% 3,042 $92   $14,511,406 14
2016/10/14 13 $504,475 +81% 2,027 $249   $15,015,881 15
2016/10/15 12 $766,495 +52% 2,027 $378   $15,782,376 16
2016/10/16 12 $410,433 -46% 2,027 $202   $16,192,809 17
2016/10/17 12 $147,430 -64% 2,027 $73   $16,340,239 18
2016/10/18 11 $192,618 +31% 2,027 $95   $16,532,857 19
2016/10/19 11 $141,235 -27% 2,027 $70   $16,674,092 20
2016/10/20 12 $103,733 -27% 2,027 $51   $16,777,825 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/30 6 $8,688,325   3,042 $2,856   $8,688,325 7
2016/10/07 9 $5,823,081 -33% 3,042 $1,914   $14,511,406 14
2016/10/14 12 $2,266,419 -61% 2,027 $1,118   $16,777,825 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/14/2016 $466,227 178 178 178 $466,227 10/17/2016
Bulgaria 10/14/2016 $23,011 0 0 0 $23,011 10/18/2016
Czech Republic 10/14/2016 $26,196 43 43 43 $26,196 10/19/2016
Lithuania 10/14/2016 $21,545 76 76 76 $21,545 10/19/2016
Mexico 10/13/2016 $388,034 0 0 0 $388,584 10/18/2016
Portugal 10/6/2016 $72,864 50 50 99 $188,015 10/19/2016
Russia (CIS) 9/30/2016 $591,625 713 713 1485 $1,153,781 10/20/2016
Slovakia 10/14/2016 $44,559 48 48 48 $44,559 10/19/2016
Rest of World $2,273,082
International Total$4,585,000 10/20/2016

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