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Mortdecai (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,696,134Details
International Box Office $22,700,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $30,396,134
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,904,097 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $633,369 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,537,466
Further financial details...

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Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 23rd, 2015 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: January 21st, 2015 (Wide) (France)
January 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
January 29th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
April 10th, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
Video Release: May 5th, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some language and sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2355, 1/7/2015)
PG-13 for sexuality including references and innuendo, action/violence and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2365, 3/18/2015)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Ransom
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Keywords: Heist, Private Investigator, Treasure Hunters, Nazis, Nazi, Nazi Treasure, Ensemble
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Infinitum Nihil, Mad Chance, Lionsgate
Production Countries: United States


Ewan McGregor    Alistair Martland
Olivia Munn    Georgina Krampf
Jeff Goldblum    Milton Krampf
Paul Bettany    Jock Strapp
Jonny Pasvolsky    Emil Strago
Michael Culkin    Sir Graham
Ulrich Thomsen    Romanov
Alec Utgoff    Dmitri
Rob De Groot    Vladimir
Guy Burnet    Maurice
Paul Whitehouse    Spinoza
Norma Atallah    Bronwen
Nicholas Farrell    Auctioneer
Karl Theobald    Gardener
Camilla Marie Beeput    Receptionist
Michael Byrne    The Duke
Emily Lawrence    Woman in Jock's Apartment
James Joyce    Duke's Footman
Jenna Russell    Detective
Carly Steel    Krampf's Third Wife
Austin Lyon    Hotel Clerk
Ricky Champ    Sergei
Chris Bearne    Farmer
Georgie Carter    Farmer's Daughter
Benny Maslov    Romanov's Aide
Colette O'Neil    The Duchess
Evie Brodie    Mum on Plane
Michael Aguilo    Revolutionary
Michael Shelford    Sedgwick's Worker
Andrew Spiers    Sedgwick's Worker-Lights
Paul Westwood    Sedgwick's Footman
John O'Brien    Butler
Jerry T. Adams    Butler #2
J.J. Holiday    Band Member (Guitar)
Joe Sublett    Band Member (Sax)
Debra Dobkin    Band Member (Percussion/Congas)
Darrell Leonard    Band Member (Trumpet)
Bruce Witkin    Band Member (DBL Bass)
Michael Murphy    Band Member (Keyboard)
John Rubano    Band Member (Trombone)
Scott Sheldon    Party Guest
Geoff Pilkington    Sick Guest
Kumiko Nagano    Sick Guest
Junix Inocian    Fang Fat
David Cheung    Right Hand Man
Leon Sua    Thug

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Eric Aronson
Based on the novel by    Kyril Bonfiglioli
Producer    Andrew Lazar
Producer    Johnny Depp
Producer    Christi Dembrowski
Producer    Patrick McCormick
Executive Producer    Gigi Pritzker
Director of Photography    Florian Hoffmeister
Production Designer    James Merifield
Editor    Jill Savitt
Editor    Derek Ambrosi
Costume Designer    Ruth Myers
Composer    DJ Mark Ronson
Composer    Geoff Zanelli
Casting Director    John Papsidera
Casting Director    Elaine Grainger
Make up    Joel Harlow
Make up    Sallie Jaye
Unit Production Manager    Marianne Jenkins
Unit Production Manager    Patrick McCormick
Assistant Director    Josh Robertson
Stunt Coordinator    Rowley Irlam
Stunt Coordinator-L.A.    George Aguilar
Co-Producer    Kenneth Kokin
Associate Producer    Monique Feig
Supervising Art Director    Patrick Rolfe
Post-Production Supervisor    Paul A. Levin
Script Supervisor    Sue Hills
Sound Mixer    Tony Dawe
Art Director    Katherine Law
Special Effects Supervisor    Chris Reynolds
Costume Supervisor    Gilly Martin
Make-up and Hair Designer    Julie Dartnell
Second Unit Director    Peter MacDonald
Second Unit Director    Rowley Irlam

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June 4th, 2015

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The second major change in news articles this week is the consolidation of the home market columns and using the Combined DVD and Blu-ray Sales Chart. It is kind of a bad week for this change, as the new releases were a disappointment; 50 Shades of Grey remained on top on both the Blu-ray sales chart and the DVD sales chart. It sold an additional 896,000 units and generated $15.82 million for the week giving it totals of 2.27 million units / $40.20 million. More...

Home Market Numbers: Fifty Shades Brightens the Home Market

May 30th, 2015

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There were a lot of new releases to reach the top twenty on the Blu-ray sales chart this week. This includes 50 Shades of Grey, which is already the fifth best selling Blu-ray of 2015. Needless to say, this meant the overall Blu-ray sales were a lot stronger than last week. There were 89% more units sold and 77% higher revenue. Compared to last year, there were 72% more units sold and 47% higher revenue. The overall DVD market also grew, but not as much as much as the Blu-ray market rose and this helped the overall Blu-ray share rocket to 45%. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 12th, 2015

May 11th, 2015

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It is a typical summer week on the home market with little to no prime releases. The biggest release of the week is Still Alice, which earned $18 million in theaters. That's not bad for a limited release. It is better than some of the wide releases that came out earlier this year. Fortunately, the Blu-ray is also the best new release of the week and it is the Pick of the Week. In fact, it isn't even close as there are no other contenders for that title. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office was Less than Super

February 2nd, 2015

American Sniper poster

Super Bowl weekend was rough at the box office with only one film topping $10 million. That film was American Sniper, which completed the hat trick, but with less than expected. Second place went to Project Almanac, again earning less than expected, while Paddington was right behind in third place. Overall the box office fell 36% from last weekend, down to just $102 million. This is still 18% higher than the same weekend last year, so we have that to focus on. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled in $994 million, which is 7.0% more than last year's pace of $929 million. Again, it is way too early to judge and as we saw last year, things can fall apart really quickly. That said, I will take any good news I can get. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Sniper Stable, While Next Door Survives

January 27th, 2015

American Sniper poster

As expected, American Sniper earned first place, but it did so with a much stronger sophomore stint. As for the new releases, The Boy Next Door matched expectations (nearly) perfectly but the other two missed the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office was down 21% to $159 million; however, this is good for a post-holiday weekend. Compared to last year, the overall box office was 37% higher. This kind of year-over-year growth usually only happens when holidays are misaligned. Year-to-date, 2015 is ahead of 2014 by 4.1% at $856 million to $823 million. It is obviously too soon to celebrate, but after last year's losses, I'll take any reason to be optimistic. More...

Weekend Estimates: American Sniper Continues Box Office Domination

January 25th, 2015

American Sniper poster

After smashing the January weekend record last weekend, American Sniper is enjoying a very solid second-weekend hold. So solid, in fact, that it will also have the third-best January weekend. If it drops less than 35% next weekend, it will share with Avatar the records for the top six January weekends, each movie having topped $42 million three times. Sniper’s expected weekend this time around is $64.365m, according to Warner Bros. Sunday morning projection. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases to Fall Victim to Sniper

January 22nd, 2015

American Sniper poster

There are three wide releases coming out this weekend: The Boy Next Door, Mortdecai, and Strange Magic. None of these movies are earning good reviews and none of them are likely to become even midlevel hits. As such, American Sniper will have a really, really easy time to repeat in top spot. It could drop by 80% and still earn first place this weekend. This weekend last year, the only wide release was I, Frankenstein, which bombed hard. I really hope none of the new releases open as poorly as that film did, but it is possible. Regardless, 2015 will win thanks to American Sniper's sophomore stint. More...

Contest: A Bird in the Hand

January 16th, 2015

Next weekend there are three wide releases, The Boy Next Door, Mortdecai, and Strange Magic. Oh boy. This is the most January out of all of the January weeks. I really don't think any of them will even come close to becoming a midlevel hit, but one of them will have to be the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. I'm going with ... rolls a dice ... Mortdecai. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Mortdecai.

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 White Bird in a Blizzard on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Life's a Breeze on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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January 1st, 2015

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/23 9 $4,200,586   2,648 $1,586   $4,200,586 1
2015/01/30 15 $1,439,268 -66% 2,648 $544   $6,858,533 2
2015/02/06 36 $138,508 -90% 253 $547   $7,605,668 3
2015/02/13 60 $25,055 -82% 81 $309   $7,684,060 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/23 7 $1,488,897   2,648 $562   $1,488,897 1
2015/01/24 10 $1,739,411 +17% 2,648 $657   $3,228,308 2
2015/01/25 10 $972,278 -44% 2,648 $367   $4,200,586 3
2015/01/26 8 $273,863 -72% 2,648 $103   $4,474,449 4
2015/01/27 8 $404,138 +48% 2,648 $153   $4,878,587 5
2015/01/28 8 $281,061 -30% 2,648 $106   $5,159,648 6
2015/01/29 8 $259,617 -8% 2,648 $98   $5,419,265 7
2015/01/30 14 $476,063 +83% 2,648 $180   $5,895,328 8
2015/01/31 14 $709,503 +49% 2,648 $268   $6,604,831 9
2015/02/01 14 $253,702 -64% 2,648 $96   $6,858,533 10
2015/02/02 12 $143,060 -44% 2,648 $54   $7,001,593 11
2015/02/03 12 $206,060 +44% 2,648 $78   $7,207,653 12
2015/02/04 13 $139,112 -32% 2,648 $53   $7,346,765 13
2015/02/05 14 $120,395 -13% 2,648 $45   $7,467,160 14
2015/02/06 - $39,128 -68% 253 $155   $7,506,288 15
2015/02/07 - $65,931 +69% 253 $261   $7,572,219 16
2015/02/08 - $33,449 -49% 253 $132   $7,605,668 17
2015/02/09 - $13,793 -59% 253 $55   $7,619,461 18
2015/02/10 - $18,554 +35% 253 $73   $7,638,015 19
2015/02/11 - $12,837 -31% 253 $51   $7,650,852 20
2015/02/12 - $8,153 -36% 253 $32   $7,659,005 21
2015/02/13 - $6,121 -25% 81 $76   $7,665,126 22
2015/02/14 - $11,273 +84% 81 $139   $7,676,399 23
2015/02/15 - $7,661 -32% 81 $95   $7,684,060 24
2015/02/16 - $4,463 -42% 81 $55   $7,688,523 25
2015/02/17 - $2,247 -50% 81 $28   $7,690,770 26
2015/02/18 - $2,607 +16% 81 $32   $7,693,377 27
2015/02/19 - $2,757 +6% 81 $34   $7,696,134 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/23 9 $5,419,265   2,648 $2,047   $5,419,265 1
2015/01/30 15 $2,047,895 -62% 2,648 $773   $7,467,160 2
2015/02/06 34 $191,845 -91% 253 $758   $7,659,005 3
2015/02/13 60 $37,129 -81% 81 $458   $7,696,134 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 1/29/2015 $434,573 202 204 492 $827,373 7/1/2015
France 1/21/2015 $800,000 399 399 399 $800,000 4/21/2015
Germany 1/22/2015 $1,200,000 487 487 487 $1,200,000 4/21/2015
Spain 4/10/2015 $362,580 303 303 303 $362,580 6/26/2015
Rest of World $19,510,047
International Total$22,700,000 7/1/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/17/2015378,356 78,356$1,012,360$1,012,3602
5/24/20151013,293-83% 91,649$171,081$1,183,4403

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/17/2015427,095 27,095$352,233$352,2332
5/24/2015194,861-82% 31,955$63,529$415,7623

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