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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,007,149Details
International Box Office $26,494Details
Worldwide Box Office $20,033,643
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Synopsis

Rafe has an epic imagination...and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do's and don'ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct. It's Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother's boyfriend -- a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear -- threatens to become his stepfather.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 7th, 2016 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: October 21st, 2016 (Wide), released as Ortaokul: Hayatımın En Kötü Yılları (Turkey)
Video Release: December 20th, 2016 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for rude humor throughout, language and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2439 (Cert #50625), 8/24/2016)
Running Time: 92 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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Keywords: Middle School, Bad Teachers, Animated Sequences, New Guy/Girl in School, Bullies, Divorcée Romance, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: CBS Films, Participant Media, James Patterson Entertainment, Steve Carr
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,673 $106,167 Nov 25, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,784 $153,737 Nov 18, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,832 $268,667 Nov 11, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,070 $405,382 Nov 4, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,715 $1,262,430 Oct 28, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,755 $2,178,487 Oct 21, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,393 $4,346,337 Oct 14, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,399 $6,878,437 Oct 7, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,080 2,822 Oct 7, 2016 3

Cast

   Rafe Khatchadorian
   Jules
   Bear
   Leo
   Dwight
Adam Pally    Mr. Teller
Marietta Sirleaf    Ida Stricker
   Jeanne
   Georgia
Efren Ramirez    Gus
Jacob Hopkins    Miller
Angela Oh    Superintendent Hwang
Isabella Amara    Heidi
Hali Jones    Student
Anastasia Bastien    Student
Inder Kumar    Teacher
Madeleine Stack    Girl at Assembly
Bethany Hartman    Teacher
Patti Schellhaas    Mom at Dave & Busters
Jonah Bowling    Boy/Student at Dave & Busters

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Chris Bowman
Screenwriter    Hubbel Palmer
Screenwriter    Kara Holden
Based on the book by    James Patterson
Based on the book by    Chris Tebbetts
Producer    Leopoldo Gout
Producer    Bill Robinson
Executive Producer    James Patterson
Executive Producer    Steve Bowen
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Susan Cartsonis
Executive Producer    Michael Flynn
Executive Producer    Robert Kessel
Animation Producer    Cecil Kramer
Director of Photography    Julio Macat
Production Designer    Perry Blake
Editor    Wendy Greene Bricmont
Editor    Craig Herring
Costume Designer    Olivia Miles
Composer    Jeff Cardoni
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Music Supervisor    Jojo Villanueva
Casting Director    Jeanne McCarthy
Casting Director    Nicole Abellera
1st Assistant Director    Marty Eli Schwartz

Weekend Wrap-Up: Accountant Wins with $24.71 million, but 2016 Goes Further in Debt

October 18th, 2016

The Accountant

The weekend box office was not good. The Accountant did beat expectations with $24.71 million, but the other wide releases missed expectations. As a result, the box office fell 6% from last weekend to $97 million. The weekend box office should never be below $100 million, outside of a few dead zones during the year. We’ve been below that mark too frequently this year. Worse still, this is 18% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 still has a substantial lead over 2015 at $8.78 billion to $8.43 billion. However, we are nearing the $325 million mark where we have reason to panic. Remember, The Force Awakens earned $650 million during 2015 and Rogue One is only expected to earn half that much this year. We need to maintain a lead that large, or else 2016 will likely lose in the year-over-year comparison in the end. 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 Estimates: Girl on Train Pulls Out of Station with $24.6 Million

October 9th, 2016

The Girl on the Train

New releases are battling headwinds to make progress at the box office this weekend. The current political frenzy, and the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew have both dragged down ticket sales, but one film has come out relatively unscathed. Going into the weekend, we had The Girl on the Train pegged at a $27 million opening. In the event, it will start with $24.7 million, according to Universal’s Sunday morning projection. Things are less rosy for the other two debutants. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Girl Won’t Be Gone after Earning $1.23 million

October 7th, 2016

The Birth of a Nation

The Girl on the Train got off to a good start with $1.23 million during its previews last night. This is essentially the same as Gone Girl managed during its previews back in 2014. Gone Girl earned a reported $1.2 million, so it could have been between $1.15 million to $1.24 million. Unfortunately for The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl’s reviews were stellar, while this film is earning mixed reviews. It won’t have the same legs, but this start does mean $30 million is a lot more likely than it was on Thursday’s predictions. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Girl be the Rebirth of the Box Office?

October 6th, 2016

The Girl on the Train

October begins with a trio of wide releases, led by The Girl on the Train. The film’s reviews are mixed, which is not ideal, but also not fatal. The Birth of a Nation was looking to become an Awards Season player, but its reviews are not quite at that level. Finally there’s Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. There are still no reviews and the buzz is as quiet as you can get for a wide release. This weekend last year, the only wide release was Pan and it bombed hard. However, The Martian remained on top with $37.01 million over the weekend. There’s almost no way The Girl on the Train will match that and last year had better depth as well. 2016’s slump will continue. More...

2016 Preview: October

October 1st, 2016

The Girl on the Train

September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result. More...

Contest: Demon Night

September 30th, 2016

The Girl on the Train

I’m fairly certain The Girl on the Train will top the chart next weekend, as neither The Birth of a Nation nor Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life are expected to be anything more than midlevel hits. Because of that, The Girl on the Train is the obvious 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 The Girl on the Train.

I was planning on starting the Trick or Treat contests this week; however, that plan lasted about 24 hours, as I checked my mail and found five copies of The Neon Demon on Blu-ray. I will be reviewing one and over the next two weeks I will be giving away the other four. The Neon Demon is technically a psychological horror movie, so it fits with the Halloween theme.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win either one of two “Treat” prizes, a copy of The Neon Demon on Blu-ray, or the “Trick” prize, a really bad movie that I’ve previously reviewed. 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 either one of two “Treat” prizes, a copy of The Neon Demon on Blu-ray, or the “Trick” prize, a really bad movie that I’ve previously reviewed. 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 either one of two “Treat” prizes, a copy of The Neon Demon on Blu-ray, or the “Trick” prize, a really bad movie that I’ve previously reviewed.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! 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
2016/10/07 7 $6,878,437   2,822 $2,437   $6,878,437 3
2016/10/14 8 $4,346,337 -37% 2,822 $1,540   $13,857,132 10
2016/10/21 12 $2,178,487 -50% 1,772 $1,229   $16,888,414 17
2016/10/28 14 $1,262,430 -42% 1,295 $975   $18,487,501 24
2016/11/04 19 $405,382 -68% 485 $836   $19,120,167 31
2016/11/11 22 $268,667 -34% 226 $1,189   $19,567,245 38
2016/11/18 30 $153,737 -43% 207 $743   $19,761,910 45
2016/11/25 35 $106,167 -31% 132 $804   $19,985,196 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/07 7 $1,963,439   2,822 $696   $1,963,439 1
2016/10/08 6 $2,922,884 +49% 2,822 $1,036   $4,886,323 2
2016/10/09 6 $1,992,114 -32% 2,822 $706   $6,878,437 3
2016/10/10 6 $1,256,135 -37% 2,822 $445   $8,134,572 4
2016/10/11 9 $486,256 -61% 2,822 $172   $8,620,828 5
2016/10/12 6 $603,427 +24% 2,822 $214   $9,224,255 6
2016/10/13 8 $286,540 -53% 2,822 $102   $9,510,795 7
2016/10/14 8 $1,184,682 +313% 2,822 $420   $10,695,477 8
2016/10/15 8 $1,957,732 +65% 2,822 $694   $12,653,209 9
2016/10/16 8 $1,203,923 -39% 2,822 $427   $13,857,132 10
2016/10/17 10 $203,685 -83% 2,822 $72   $14,060,817 11
2016/10/18 10 $223,348 +10% 2,822 $79   $14,284,165 12
2016/10/19 10 $177,784 -20% 2,822 $63   $14,461,949 13
2016/10/20 9 $247,978 +39% 2,822 $88   $14,709,927 14
2016/10/21 12 $594,439 +140% 1,772 $335   $15,304,366 15
2016/10/22 12 $1,019,942 +72% 1,772 $576   $16,324,308 16
2016/10/23 11 $564,106 -45% 1,772 $318   $16,888,414 17
2016/10/24 15 $80,332 -86% 1,772 $45   $16,968,746 18
2016/10/25 15 $89,012 +11% 1,772 $50   $17,057,758 19
2016/10/26 - $72,600 -18% 1,772 $41   $17,130,358 20
2016/10/27 14 $94,713 +30% 1,772 $53   $17,225,071 21
2016/10/28 14 $324,093 +242% 1,295 $250   $17,549,164 22
2016/10/29 14 $563,760 +74% 1,295 $435   $18,112,924 23
2016/10/30 13 $374,577 -34% 1,295 $289   $18,487,501 24
2016/10/31 - $79,024 -79% 1,295 $61   $18,566,525 25
2016/11/01 - $64,147 -19% 1,295 $50   $18,630,672 26
2016/11/02 - $45,455 -29% 1,295 $35   $18,676,127 27
2016/11/03 - $38,658 -15% 1,295 $30   $18,714,785 28
2016/11/04 - $92,068 +138% 485 $190   $18,806,853 29
2016/11/05 - $192,683 +109% 485 $397   $18,999,536 30
2016/11/06 - $120,631 -37% 485 $249   $19,120,167 31
2016/11/07 - $27,686 -77% 485 $57   $19,147,853 32
2016/11/08 13 $94,577 +242% 485 $195   $19,242,430 33
2016/11/09 - $18,896 -80% 485 $39   $19,261,326 34
2016/11/10 - $37,252 +97% 485 $77   $19,298,578 35
2016/11/11 - $109,457 +194% 226 $484   $19,408,035 36
2016/11/12 - $103,239 -6% 226 $457   $19,511,274 37
2016/11/13 - $55,971 -46% 226 $248   $19,567,245 38
2016/11/14 - $9,381 -83% 226 $42   $19,576,626 39
2016/11/15 - $8,254 -12% 226 $37   $19,584,880 40
2016/11/16 - $14,135 +71% 226 $63   $19,599,015 41
2016/11/17 - $9,158 -35% 226 $41   $19,608,173 42
2016/11/18 - $31,662 +246% 207 $153   $19,639,835 43
2016/11/19 - $75,355 +138% 207 $364   $19,715,190 44
2016/11/20 - $46,720 -38% 207 $226   $19,761,910 45
2016/11/21 - $29,120 -38% 207 $141   $19,791,030 46
2016/11/22 - $39,761 +37% 207 $192   $19,830,791 47
2016/11/23 - $35,964 -10% 147 $245   $19,866,755 48
2016/11/24 - $12,274 -66% 147 $83   $19,879,029 49
2016/11/25 - $40,506 +230% 132 $307   $19,919,535 50
2016/11/26 - $41,932 +4% 132 $318   $19,961,467 51
2016/11/27 - $23,729 -43% 132 $180   $19,985,196 52
2016/11/28 - $4,143 -83% 132 $31   $19,989,339 53
2016/11/29 - $6,305 +52% 132 $48   $19,995,644 54
2016/11/30 - $5,388 -15% 132 $41   $20,001,032 55
2016/12/01 - $6,117 +14% 132 $46   $20,007,149 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/07 7 $9,510,795   2,822 $3,370   $9,510,795 7
2016/10/14 8 $5,199,132 -45% 2,822 $1,842   $14,709,927 14
2016/10/21 12 $2,515,144 -52% 1,772 $1,419   $17,225,071 21
2016/10/28 14 $1,489,714 -41% 1,295 $1,150   $18,714,785 28
2016/11/04 19 $583,793 -61% 485 $1,204   $19,298,578 35
2016/11/11 24 $309,595 -47% 226 $1,370   $19,608,173 42
2016/11/18 33 $270,856 -13% 147 $1,843   $19,879,029 49
2016/11/25 33 $128,120 -53% 132 $971   $20,007,149 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Turkey 10/21/2016 $13,088 42 42 56 $26,494 11/2/2016
 
International Total$26,494 11/2/2016

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