Much Ado About Nothing

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,328,850Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,062,703 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $498,848 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,561,551
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Synopsis

Leonato, the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John. Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick and Claudio. While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato's daughter Hero, while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice, the governor's niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage. In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies, Conrade and Borachio, plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins. A series of comic and tragic events continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 7th, 2013 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: October 8th, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2267, 4/10/2013)
Keywords: Retro Black and White, Modern Adaptation, Ensemble
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Bellwether Films

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 8th, 2013

There are a couple first-run releases on this week's list: After Earth and The Hangover: Part III. However, neither film won over critics and both bombed in theaters, when compared to their production budgets. That said, The Hangover: Part III will likely be the best selling release of the week. As for the best new release, including a number where I'm still waiting for the screener. Ignoring those, the two best are Robot Chicken: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray and Much Ado About Nothing on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but I'm going with the latter over the former for Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Now That's Spectacular

The Spectacular Now debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $49,354 in four theaters. This result, plus its excellent reviews, suggests it will have long legs in limited release. Last week's number one film, Blue Jasmine, slipped to second place with an average of $37,174, but it is now playing in 50 theaters, which is an amazing result. Space Station popped back into the $10,000 with an average of $15,352. It has pulled in $88 million after more than a decade of release. The Canyons earned $13,351 in its lone theater, proving there is no such thing as bad publicity. The reviews, on the other hand, were really bad and the film's only real hope is to become a cult classic. That might happen. More...

Per Theater Chart: Fruits of Their Labor

Fruitvale Station earned top spot on the per theater chart with an outstanding average of $53,898 in seven theaters. This is the third best per theater average for the year, behind Spring Breakers and The Place Beyond the Pines. Last week's winner, The Way Way Back, slipped to second place with $14,201 in 79 theaters. Its theater count tripled and this average suggests it will expand a lot more before it is done. Crystal Fairy was right behind with an average of $12,526 in two theaters. There were three wide releases in the $10,000 club, led by Grown Ups 2 with an average of $11,890, while Pacific Rim was right behind with an average of $11,385. The overall box office leader, Despicable Me 2, rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $10,965. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases Scare Away the Competition

You can tell it's summertime, because the two wide releases topped the per theater chart this weekend. Monsters University earned first place on both the overall chart and the per theater average chart with an average of $20,587. World War Z placed second with $18,412. Unfinished Song earned an average of $12,864 in two theaters. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was 20 Feet from Stardom, which earned an average of $10,744 in six theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Much Success for Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing lived up to the hype earning first place on the per theater chart with an average of $34,388 in five theaters. This is enough to suggest significant expansion, but I think it is too "art house" to expand even semi-wide. Dirty Wars opened in second place with an average of $15,876 in four theaters. This is an excellent start for a documentary. The overall box office leader, The Purge, earned third place with an average of $13,430. The final film in the $10,000 club was Before Midnight with an average of $10,123 in 52 theaters during its third weekend of release. More...

Limited Release: Much Ado About Limited Releases

There are not a ton of new releases this week, but there are a few earning good reviews, and even a couple that are earning excellent reviews. Hopefully several will do well enough at the box office to thrive, but the only one I'm really bullish about is Much Ado About Nothing. It has excellent reviews, lots of buzz, and plenty of name recognition on both sides of the camera. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 - $70,984   5 $14,197   $70,984 1
2013/06/08 - $62,460 -12% 5 $12,492   $133,444 2
2013/06/09 - $38,499 -38% 5 $7,700   $171,942 3
2013/06/10 - $15,068 -61% 5 $3,014   $187,010 4
2013/06/11 - $12,947 -14% 5 $2,589   $199,957 5
2013/06/12 - $13,920 +8% 5 $2,784   $213,877 6
2013/06/13 - $13,156 -5% 5 $2,631   $227,032 7
2013/06/14 - $43,421 +230% 23 $1,888   $270,453 8
2013/06/15 - $68,107 +57% 23 $2,961   $338,560 9
2013/06/16 - $50,097 -26% 23 $2,178   $388,657 10
2013/06/17 - $21,039 -58% 23 $915   $409,696 11
2013/06/18 - $19,956 -5% 23 $868   $429,652 12
2013/06/19 - $22,697 +14% 23 $987   $452,349 13
2013/06/20 - $20,082 -12% 23 $873   $472,431 14
2013/06/21 - $206,448 +928% 206 $1,002   $678,879 15
2013/06/22 - $301,441 +46% 206 $1,463   $980,320 16
2013/06/23 - $232,152 -23% 206 $1,127   $1,212,472 17
2013/06/24 - $90,267 -61% 206 $438   $1,302,739 18
2013/06/25 - $100,162 +11% 206 $486   $1,402,901 19
2013/06/26 - $95,504 -5% 206 $464   $1,498,405 20
2013/06/27 - $97,712 +2% 206 $474   $1,596,117 21
2013/06/28 - $148,903 +52% 217 $686   $1,745,020 22
2013/06/29 - $244,775 +64% 217 $1,128   $1,989,795 23
2013/06/30 - $178,985 -27% 217 $825   $2,168,780 24
2013/07/01 - $79,098 -56% 217 $365   $2,247,878 25
2013/07/02 - $76,298 -4% 217 $352   $2,324,176 26
2013/07/03 - $79,930 +5% 217 $368   $2,404,106 27
2013/07/04 - $118,117 +48% 217 $544   $2,522,223 28
2013/07/05 - $131,085 +11% 170 $771   $2,653,308 29
2013/07/06 - $172,707 +32% 170 $1,016   $2,826,015 30
2013/07/07 - $116,989 -32% 170 $688   $2,943,004 31
2013/07/08 - $44,963 -62% 170 $264   $2,987,967 32
2013/07/09 - $50,450 +12% 170 $297   $3,038,417 33
2013/07/10 - $49,989 -1% 170 $294   $3,088,406 34
2013/07/11 - $54,463 +9% 170 $320   $3,142,869 35
2013/07/12 - $65,974 +21% 138 $478   $3,208,843 36
2013/07/13 - $101,827 +54% 138 $738   $3,310,670 37
2013/07/14 - $69,244 -32% 138 $502   $3,379,914 38
2013/07/15 - $28,496 -59% 138 $206   $3,415,291 39
2013/07/16 - $36,909 +30% 139 $266   $3,452,200 40
2013/07/17 - $37,261 +1% 139 $268   $3,489,461 41
2013/07/18 - $38,329 +3% 139 $276   $3,527,790 42
2013/07/19 - $38,634 +1% 95 $407   $3,566,424 43
2013/07/20 - $61,244 +59% 95 $645   $3,627,668 44
2013/07/21 - $43,143 -30% 95 $454   $3,670,811 45
2013/07/22 - $18,531 -57% 95 $195   $3,689,342 46
2013/07/23 - $22,441 +21% 95 $236   $3,711,783 47
2013/07/24 - $22,538 n/c 95 $237   $3,734,321 48
2013/07/25 - $23,013 +2% 95 $242   $3,897,891 49
2013/07/26 - $19,819 -14% 77 $257   $3,917,710 50
2013/07/27 - $30,276 +53% 77 $393   $3,947,986 51
2013/07/28 - $24,507 -19% 77 $318   $3,972,493 52
2013/07/29 - $10,507 -57% 77 $136   $3,983,000 53
2013/07/30 - $13,096 +25% 77 $170   $3,996,096 54
2013/07/31 - $11,558 -12% 77 $150   $4,007,654 55
2013/08/01 - $12,934 +12% 77 $168   $4,044,841 56
2013/08/02 - $14,707 +14% 58 $254   $4,059,548 57
2013/08/03 - $22,462 +53% 58 $387   $4,082,010 58
2013/08/04 - $17,055 -24% 58 $294   $4,099,065 59
2013/08/05 - $6,915 -59% 58 $119   $4,105,980 60
2013/08/06 - $7,600 +10% 58 $131   $4,113,580 61
2013/08/07 - $6,339 -17% 58 $109   $4,119,919 62
2013/08/08 - $8,934 +41% 58 $154   $4,128,853 63
2013/08/09 - $13,364 +50% 53 $252   $4,142,217 64
2013/08/10 - $15,354 +15% 53 $290   $4,157,571 65
2013/08/11 - $11,783 -23% 53 $222   $4,169,354 66
2013/08/16 - $7,019   36 $195   $4,203,916 71
2013/08/17 - $8,601 +23% 36 $239   $4,212,517 72
2013/08/18 - $7,845 -9% 36 $218   $4,220,362 73
2013/08/19 - $3,262 -58% 36 $91   $4,223,624 74
2013/08/20 - $4,886 +50% 36 $136   $4,228,510 75
2013/08/21 - $5,922 +21% 36 $165   $4,234,432 76
2013/08/22 - $5,102 -14% 36 $142   $4,239,534 77
2013/08/23 - $4,631 -9% 27 $172   $4,244,165 78
2013/08/24 - $4,885 +5% 27 $181   $4,249,050 79
2013/08/25 - $3,208 -34% 27 $119   $4,252,258 80
2013/08/26 - $2,308 -28% 27 $85   $4,254,566 81
2013/08/27 - $3,033 +31% 27 $112   $4,257,599 82
2013/08/28 - $2,037 -33% 27 $75   $4,259,636 83
2013/08/29 - $2,570 +26% 27 $95   $4,262,206 84
2013/08/30 - $735 -71% 9 $82   $4,262,941 85
2013/08/31 - $854 +16% 9 $95   $4,263,795 86
2013/09/01 - $1,627 +91% 13 $125   $4,265,422 87
2013/09/02 - $3,075 +89% 13 $237   $4,268,497 88
2013/09/03 - $2,349 -24% 13 $181   $4,270,846 89
2013/09/04 - $460 -80% 13 $35   $4,271,306 90
2013/09/05 - $788 +71% 13 $61   $4,272,094 91
2013/09/06 - $1,609 +104% 19 $85   $4,273,703 92
2013/09/07 - $2,626 +63% 19 $138   $4,276,329 93
2013/09/08 - $3,019 +15% 19 $159   $4,279,348 94
2013/09/09 - $992 -67% 19 $52   $4,280,340 95
2013/09/10 - $1,406 +42% 19 $74   $4,281,746 96
2013/09/11 - $1,668 +19% 19 $88   $4,283,414 97
2013/09/12 - $1,271 -24% 19 $67   $4,284,685 98
2013/09/13 - $1,802 +42% 13 $139   $4,286,487 99
2013/09/14 - $3,212 +78% 13 $247   $4,289,699 100
2013/09/15 - $1,395 -57% 13 $107   $4,291,094 101
2013/09/16 - $857 -39% 14 $61   $4,291,951 102
2013/09/17 - $585 -32% 13 $45   $4,292,536 103
2013/09/18 - $895 +53% 13 $69   $4,293,431 104
2013/09/19 - $1,310 +46% 13 $101   $4,294,741 105
2013/09/20 - $2,449 +87% 18 $136   $4,297,190 106
2013/09/21 - $4,004 +63% 18 $222   $4,301,194 107
2013/09/22 - $4,395 +10% 18 $244   $4,305,589 108
2013/09/23 - $1,681 -62% 18 $93   $4,307,270 109
2013/09/24 - $1,845 +10% 18 $103   $4,309,115 110
2013/09/25 - $4,191 +127% 18 $233   $4,313,306 111
2013/09/26 - $1,477 -65% 18 $82   $4,314,783 112
2013/09/27 - $1,515 +3% 8 $189   $4,316,298 113
2013/09/28 - $1,557 +3% 8 $195   $4,317,855 114
2013/09/29 - $1,388 -11% 8 $174   $4,319,243 115
2013/09/30 - $610 -56% 8 $76   $4,319,853 116
2013/10/01 - $1,098 +80% 8 $137   $4,320,951 117
2013/10/02 - $2,647 +141% 8 $331   $4,323,598 118
2013/10/03 - $1,258 -52% 8 $157   $4,324,856 119
2013/10/04 - $669 -47% 5 $134   $4,325,525 120
2013/10/05 - $418 -38% 5 $84   $4,325,943 121
2013/10/06 - $1,821 +336% 6 $304   $4,327,764 122
2013/10/07 - $52 -97% 5 $10   $4,327,816 123
2013/10/08 - $350 +573% 5 $70   $4,328,166 124
2013/10/09 - $361 +3% 6 $60   $4,328,527 125
2013/10/10 - $323 -11% 6 $54   $4,328,850 126

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 24 $171,943   5 $34,389   $171,942 3
2013/06/14 24 $161,625 -6% 23 $7,027   $388,657 10
2013/06/21 15 $740,041 +358% 206 $3,592   $1,212,472 17
2013/06/28 16 $572,663 -23% 217 $2,639   $2,168,780 24
2013/07/05 16 $420,781 -27% 170 $2,475   $2,943,004 31
2013/07/12 21 $237,045 -44% 138 $1,718   $3,385,246 38
2013/07/19 33 $143,021 -40% 95 $1,505   $3,670,811 45
2013/07/26 42 $74,602 -48% 77 $969   $3,972,493 52
2013/08/02 44 $54,224 -27% 58 $935   $4,099,065 59
2013/08/09 48 $40,501 -25% 53 $764   $4,169,354 66
2013/08/16 59 $23,465 -42% 36 $652   $4,220,362 73
2013/08/23 62 $12,724 -46% 27 $471   $4,252,258 80
2013/08/30 78 $3,216 -75% 13 $247   $4,265,422 87
2013/09/06 78 $7,254 +126% 19 $382   $4,279,348 94
2013/09/13 73 $6,409 -12% 13 $493   $4,291,094 101
2013/09/20 75 $10,700 +67% 18 $594   $4,305,441 108
2013/09/27 78 $4,460 -58% 8 $558   $4,319,243 115
2013/10/04 91 $2,908 -35% 6 $485   $4,327,764 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/13/20132117,593 17,593$226,246$226,2461

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Cast

Amy Acker    Beatrice
Alexis Denisof    Benedict
Reed Diamond    Don Pedro
Clark Gregg    Leonato
Fran Kranz    Claudio
Sean Maher    Don John
Jillian Morgese    Hero
Nathan Fillion    Dogberry

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Joss Whedon
Adapted from the Shakespheare play by    Joss Whedon
Producer    Joss Whedon
Production Designer    Cindy Chao
Editor    Daniel Kaminsky
Editor    Joss Whedon
Composer    Joss Whedon
Director of Photography    Jay Hunter
Producer    Kai Cole

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