The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,165,421Details
International Box Office $44,800,146
Worldwide Box Office $75,965,567
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,293,779 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,517,995 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,811,774
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
12% - Rotten
Audience
59% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 21st, 2013 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 3rd, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content.
(Rating bulletin 2279, 7/3/2013)
Keywords: Good vs. Evil, Angels, Demons, Vampire, Werewolf, Romance, Love Triangle, Witches
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Constantin Film, Screen Gems, Unique Features

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 3rd, 2013

There are a trio first run releases hitting the home market this week; however, all of them missed expectations at the box office to one degree or the other. The Wolverine performed the best and it is definitely the only one worth checking out, but I won't know if it is the best till the screener arrive. (I hope I get the Extended Edition 3D Combo Pack, because I hear it is a much better version of the movie). Contenders for Pick of the Week are limited. The Rutles Anthology was on the short list, but in the end I went with Drinking Buddies on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

International Box Office: Elysium Returns to the Top

Elysium returned to first place with $17.89 million on 5,056 screens in 55 markets for an international total of $97.87 million. The film earned second place in South Korea with an estimated $5 million on 588 screens, including weekday numbers. It earned first place in Italy, albeit with a lower opening of $2.06 million on 404 screens. The film has yet to open in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and other markets, but it will need a lot of help to break even any time soon. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Ends in an Upward Direction

The Labor Day long weekend is over and pre-weekend predictions were spot on, at least when it came to the top-two films. One Direction: This is Us opened in first place on Friday, but by Sunday had fallen to fifth place, allowing Lee Daniels' The Butler to remain on top, if you go by the four-day weekend. There were a few surprises this weekend, including Instructions Not Included. I hoped it would do well, but I never imaged it would do this well. Overall the weekend was strong at $125 million over the three-day weekend, which was 14% more than last weekend. Over four days, the total box office was $160 million. This was 21% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 holds a 0.9% lead over 2012 at 7.44 billion to $7.37 billion. More...

International Box Office: Jurassic Park Roars in China

Jurassic Park earned first place in China with $32.08 on 3,000 screens, but that was for the full week. Over the weekend, the film's international weekend haul was $28.9 million on 3,373 screens in 11 markets for a total of $43.37 million during its 3-D re-release. Even with the tiny studio share in China, it makes sense to release films like this in 3-D there, because they didn't get a chance to see it in theaters the first time around. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Butting Heads

Summer is rapidly ending and you can tell by the box office numbers of the wide releases this weekend. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones had the biggest opening of the three wide releases, but not really the best opening. The World's End earned a little less over the three-day weekend, but it also reportedly cost just $20 million to make, so it will earn a profit, unlike City of Bones. The final new release was You're Next, which couldn't live up to its reviews, but again, it is rumored to have cost very little to make, perhaps less than $1 million, so it should break even sooner rather than later. With the weakness in the new releases, Lee Daniels' The Butler had no trouble repeating in first place, but the overall box office did fall by 21% from last weekend to $110 million. This was still better than last year by 12%, which extends 2013's winning streak to five weeks. Year-to-date, 2013 has pulled in $7.18 billion leading 2012's pace of $6.97 billion by 3%. More...

Weekend Estimates: Openers Falter to Give Butler Second Win

Lee Daniels' The Butler will enjoy a second weekend atop the box office chart thanks in part to a good hold, at 31% down from last weekend, but also because of a major misfire for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on its opening weekend. The fantasy adventure will only muster about $9.3 million Friday-Sunday for $14.05 million after five days in release -- a big disappointment for a film that reportedly cost $60 million to produce. International markets will make up some of the gap, and a sequel is still said to be in the works, but North America won't contribute much if anything to the coffers after marketing costs are taken into account. The rest of the chart has some bright spots though. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Any New Release take out The Butler?

There are three wide releases coming out this week, well, two and a half really. The World's End is only opening in 1,548 theaters, but it is also earning by far the best reviews. It is probably still too much of a niche market to take top spot. You're Next is earning great reviews and horror films do have a history of doing well at this time of year. The final wide release of the week is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Not only did it open on Wednesday, but its reviews are terrible. Last year there were three wide releases, all of them bombed. Combined they made less than $14 million. The new releases should have no trouble topping last year's new releases, while the holdovers are also stronger. More...

2013 Preview: August

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

Cast

Lily Collins    Clary
Kevin Durand    Emil Pangborn
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers    Valentine Morgenstern
Jamie Campbell Bower    Jace Wayland
Robert Sheehan    Simon Lewis
Jemima West    Isabelle Lightwood
Kevin Zegers    Alec Lightwood
Aidan Turner    Luke Garroway
Godfrey Gao    Magnus Bane
Jared Harris    Hodge Starkweather
Lena Headey    Jocelyn Fray
CCH Pounder    Madame Dorothea
Stephen R. Hart    Brother Jeremiah
Chad Connell    Lambert
Harry Van Gorkum    Alaric/Werewolf
Robert Maillet    Blackwell
Elyas M'Barek    The Vampire Leader
Matthew Cheng    Magnus Bouncer
Carlos Gonzalez-Vio    Vampire Henchman
Pedro Miguel Arce    Bouncer
Chris Ratz    Eric

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Harald Zwart
Screenwriter    Jessica Postigo Paquette
Story Creator    Cassandre Clare
Producer    Robert Kulzer
Producer    Don Carmody
Executive Producer    Bob Shaye
Executive Producer    Michael Lynne
Executive Producer    Martin Moszkowicz
Production Designer    Francois Seguin
Editor    Jacqueline Carmody
Composer    Atli Orvarsson
Director of Photography    Geir Hartly Andreassen
Co-Executive Producer    Veslemoy Ruud Zwart
Co-Executive Producer    Joel Negron
Music Supervisor    Christoph Becker
Art Director    Anthony Lanni
Set Designer    Kimberly Zaharko
Set Decorator    Steve Shewchuk
Set Decorator    Patricia Larman
Costume Designer    Gersha Phillips
Sound Designer    Greg Chapman
Supervising Sound Editor    Nelson Ferreira
Sound Designer    Christian Schaaning
Re-recording Mixer    David Giammarco
Re-recording Mixer    Andrew Tay
Special Effects Coordinator    Tony Kenny
Special Effects Supervisor    Mark Lawton
Visual Effects Supervisor    Edward J. Taylor
Visual Effects Producer    Jo Hughes
Visual Effects Designer    Mr. X
Stunt Coordinator    Jean Frenette
Line Producer    Hartley Gorenstein
Assistant Director    Marty Eli Schwartz
Assistant Director    Jim Brebner
Casting Director    Stephanie Corsalini

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/21 1 $3,006,254   3,046 $987   $3,006,254 1
2013/08/22 3 $1,745,148 -42% 3,046 $573   $4,751,402 2
2013/08/23 4 $3,127,145 +79% 3,118 $1,003   $7,878,547 3
2013/08/24 3 $3,764,616 +20% 3,118 $1,207   $11,643,163 4
2013/08/25 4 $2,445,196 -35% 3,118 $784   $14,088,359 5
2013/08/26 4 $902,731 -63% 3,118 $290   $14,991,090 6
2013/08/27 3 $1,072,895 +19% 3,118 $344   $16,063,985 7
2013/08/28 5 $710,779 -34% 3,118 $228   $16,774,764 8
2013/08/29 5 $679,420 -4% 3,118 $218   $17,454,184 9
2013/08/30 7 $1,445,178 +113% 3,118 $463   $18,899,362 10
2013/08/31 7 $2,066,459 +43% 3,118 $663   $20,965,821 11
2013/09/01 7 $1,963,779 -5% 3,118 $630   $22,929,600 12
2013/09/02 8 $1,594,293 -19% 3,118 $511   $24,523,893 13
2013/09/03 6 $470,015 -71% 3,118 $151   $24,993,908 14
2013/09/04 7 $331,651 -29% 3,118 $106   $25,325,559 15
2013/09/05 8 $318,645 -4% 3,118 $102   $25,644,204 16
2013/09/06 - $591,631 +86% 2,519 $235   $26,235,835 17
2013/09/07 - $1,031,472 +74% 2,519 $409   $27,267,307 18
2013/09/08 - $583,897 -43% 2,519 $232   $27,851,204 19
2013/09/09 9 $153,978 -74% 2,519 $61   $28,005,182 20
2013/09/10 9 $208,778 +36% 2,519 $83   $28,213,960 21
2013/09/11 9 $157,523 -25% 2,519 $63   $28,371,483 22
2013/09/12 9 $143,123 -9% 2,519 $57   $28,514,606 23
2013/09/13 - $328,395 +129% 1,576 $208   $28,843,001 24
2013/09/14 - $501,532 +53% 1,576 $318   $29,344,533 25
2013/09/15 - $298,152 -41% 1,576 $189   $29,642,685 26
2013/09/16 - $81,941 -73% 1,576 $52   $29,724,626 27
2013/09/17 - $110,065 +34% 1,576 $70   $29,834,691 28
2013/09/18 - $82,059 -25% 1,576 $52   $29,916,750 29
2013/09/19 - $87,781 +7% 1,576 $56   $30,004,531 30
2013/09/20 - $178,741 +104% 1,047 $171   $30,183,272 31
2013/09/21 - $307,396 +72% 1,047 $294   $30,490,668 32
2013/09/22 - $164,233 -47% 1,047 $157   $30,654,901 33
2013/09/23 - $47,805 -71% 1,047 $46   $30,702,706 34
2013/09/24 - $57,067 +19% 1,047 $55   $30,759,773 35
2013/09/25 - $46,767 -18% 1,047 $45   $30,806,540 36
2013/09/26 - $48,679 +4% 1,047 $46   $30,855,219 37
2013/09/27 - $60,902 +25% 329 $185   $30,916,121 38
2013/09/28 - $89,352 +47% 329 $272   $31,005,473 39
2013/09/29 - $40,728 -54% 329 $124   $31,046,201 40
2013/10/04 - $20,134   146 $138   $31,117,922 45
2013/10/05 - $30,411 +51% 146 $208   $31,148,333 46
2013/10/06 - $17,088 -44% 146 $117   $31,165,421 47

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/23 3 $9,336,957   3,118 $2,995   $14,088,359 5
2013/08/30 7 $5,475,416 -41% 3,118 $1,756   $22,929,600 12
2013/09/06 11 $2,207,000 -60% 2,519 $876   $27,851,204 19
2013/09/13 14 $1,128,079 -49% 1,576 $716   $29,642,685 26
2013/09/20 18 $650,370 -42% 1,047 $621   $30,654,901 33
2013/09/27 29 $190,982 -71% 329 $580   $31,046,201 40
2013/10/04 41 $67,633 -65% 146 $463   $31,165,421 47

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/8/20135297,591 297,591$4,460,889$4,460,8891
12/15/20131969,080-77% 366,671$1,035,509$5,496,3982
12/22/20132742,802-38% 409,473$641,602$6,138,0003
1/5/20142926,841 469,131$402,347$7,032,2745

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/8/20134157,268 157,268$2,986,520$2,986,5201
12/15/20131942,492-73% 199,760$806,918$3,793,4382

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