Middle Men

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $754,301Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

In 1995, everyone had a VCR, music was sold in record stores, and the world-wide-web was a new found discovery. Businessman Jack Harris had the perfect life - a beautiful family and a successful career fixing problem companies. And then he met Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby, two genius but troubled men, who had invented the way adult entertainment is sold over the internet. When Jack agrees to help steer their business, he soon finds himself caught between a 23 year-old porn star and the FBI all the while becoming one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs of his time.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
40% - Rotten
Audience
56% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 6th, 2010 (Limited) by Paramount Vantage
Video Release: February 8th, 2011 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R For strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence
Running Time: 105 minutes
Keywords: Internet, Organized Crime, Porn Business, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Mallick Media, Oxymoron Entertainment, Blue Star Entertainment

Cast

Jason Antoon    Denny Z
Robert Forster    Louis La La
   Jack Harris
   Wayne Beering
Gabriel Macht    Buck Dolby
   Jerry Haggerty
   Diana Harris
Kevin Pollak    Curt Allmans
Rade Sherbedgia    Nikita Sokoloff
   Audry Dawns
Terry Crews    James
Kelsey Grammer    Frank Griffin
Graham McTavish    Ivan

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Christopher Mallick
Producer    William Sherak
Producer    Jason Shuman
Producer    Michael Weiss
Co-Producer    Nate Blonde
Co-Executive Producer    Danial S. Frisch
Co-Executive Producer    Shaliza Somani
Co-Executive Producer    Andy Weiss
Director   
Screenwriter    George Gallo
Screenwriter    Andy Weiss

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 8th, 2011

Wow. It's a bad week for DVD / Blu-ray releases. While there are a number of first run releases, none of them exactly shout Pick of the Week. The best bet as far as first run releases goes is Paranormal Activity 2, but the screener hasn't arrived yet. Same goes for Thelma & Louise, which is making its Blu-ray debut this week. So in the end I went with Doctor Who: Story 63: The Mutants as the pick of the week. Great story, powerful message, and lots of extras. More...

Doing Time on the Per Theater Chart

Leading the way on the per theater chart this weekend was Cairo Time with a healthy average of $13,249 in five theaters. The only other film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Avatar. Yes, that Avatar. It played in just one theater over the weekend and earned $10,511. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Other Guys Puts Inception Run to Rest

After three weekends at the top, Inception finally slipped to second place this weekend, thanks to an impressive debut from The Other Guys. The Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg comedy posted a very solid $35.6 million, with a per theater average within touching distance of $10,000. That's the second-best opening weekend for both actors (behind Talladega Nights and Planet of the Apes respectively), and should set the movie up for a good late Summer run. More...

The Disappearance of Limited Releases

There are a lot of films on this week's column, but ironically, it feels like there are not that many true limited releases. Of the eight films below, more than half are opening in a dozen or more theaters. Two of them are opening in more than 200 theaters, which is generally far too many for a limited release. Even more troubling, only half are earning overall positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, which could be devastating at the box office. More...

2010 Preview: August

July started out rather well, and while there was a little weakness in the end, four films surpassed $100 million, and another could join them soon. That said, there don't appear to be any $100 million movies opening in August; in fact, there is a chance none will come close. Worse still, August of last year saw three $100 million movies open in the first three weeks. There's almost no chance that will happen this year, so 2010 will likely lose ground to 2009 in the yearly box office race. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/08/06 - $103,683   252 $411   $103,683 1
2010/08/07 - $117,550 +13% 252 $466   $221,233 2
2010/08/08 - $104,408 -11% 252 $414   $325,641 3
2010/08/09 - $59,860 -43% 252 $238   $385,501 4
2010/08/10 - $67,769 +13% 252 $269   $453,270 5
2010/08/11 - $46,755 -31% 252 $186   $500,025 6
2010/08/12 - $43,191 -8% 252 $171   $543,216 7
2010/08/13 - $28,326 -34% 252 $112   $571,542 8
2010/08/14 - $35,167 +24% 252 $140   $606,709 9
2010/08/15 - $32,705 -7% 252 $130   $639,414 10
2010/08/16 - $17,762 -46% 252 $70   $657,176 11
2010/08/17 - $20,836 +17% 252 $83   $678,012 12
2010/08/18 - $17,723 -15% 252 $70   $695,735 13
2010/08/19 - $12,911 -27% 252 $51   $708,646 14
2010/08/20 - $4,331 -66% 16 $271   $712,977 15
2010/08/21 - $5,554 +28% 16 $347   $718,531 16
2010/08/22 - $5,183 -7% 16 $324   $723,714 17
2010/08/23 - $2,435 -53% 16 $152   $726,149 18
2010/08/24 - $2,612 +7% 16 $163   $728,761 19
2010/08/25 - $2,220 -15% 16 $139   $730,981 20
2010/08/26 - $2,466 +11% 16 $154   $733,447 21

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/08/06 20 $325,641   252 $1,292   $325,641 3
2010/08/13 34 $96,198 -70% 252 $382   $639,414 10
2010/08/20 65 $15,068 -84% 16 $942   $723,714 17

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Middle Men Trailer