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Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,328,850Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,220,519 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $639,395 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,859,914
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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)
Running Time: 109 minutes
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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
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,552 $2,908 Oct 4, 2013 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,683 $4,460 Sep 27, 2013 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,672 $10,700 Sep 20, 2013 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,064 $6,409 Sep 13, 2013 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,334 $7,254 Sep 6, 2013 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,014 $3,216 Aug 30, 2013 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,730 $12,724 Aug 23, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,750 $23,465 Aug 16, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,745 $40,501 Aug 9, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,876 $54,224 Aug 2, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,997 $74,602 Jul 26, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,820 $143,021 Jul 19, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,920 $237,045 Jul 12, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,002 $420,781 Jul 5, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,387 $572,663 Jun 28, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,843 $740,041 Jun 21, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,217 $161,625 Jun 14, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,528 $171,942 Jun 7, 2013 3

Cast

   Beatrice
   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   
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

2013 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 19th, 2013

Part III of the Holiday Gift Guide is a little late due to reasons you probably don't want to hear the details about. (I believe I've developed a food allergy to something in Eggnog.) The third installment of our holiday gift guide includes independent films, classics, foreign films, etc. The fastest way to find gifts is to go to the Independent Spirit Awards nominations and find any film that is on that list that is already out on DVD / Blu-ray (Frances Ha, Mud, etc.). Unfortunately, most of the films competing for Awards Season glory are still in theaters and not available as gifts. But there are still many films worth picking up, starting with... More...

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

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

August 7th, 2013

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

July 16th, 2013

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: Some Reasons to be Excited

July 3rd, 2013

I'm So Excited led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $19,466 in five theaters. It should expand significantly, but it is weaker than most of Pedro Almodovar's previous films. The Heat finished in second place on the overall chart and on the per theater average chart with an average of $12,296. Monsters University was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,391. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases Scare Away the Competition

June 25th, 2013

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...

Weekend Estimates: Pixar Tops Pitt on Monster Weekend

June 23rd, 2013

Pixar will record its 14th consecutive number one opening this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. Monsters University is set to posted about $82 million, according to Disney, which places it comfortably ahead of zombie actioner World War Z on $66 million. That start is a big relief for Paramount, which spent $190 million on the film and could have lost a lot of money if it failed. It will still need good legs and lots of overseas income to record a profit. More...

Per Theater Chart: Much Success for Nothing

June 12th, 2013

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...

Weekend Estimates: Purge Surges to Number One

June 9th, 2013

Coming into this weekend, Universal was already celebrating above-expectations performances this year for their releases Fast and Furious 6, Identity Thief and Mama, but those three successes have been eclipsed by a big surprise in the opening weekend for The Purge. The home invasion movie, made for just $3 million, will top the chart this weekend with an estimated $36.4 million, blowing past all expectations, and putting it on par with big budget movies like Oblivion. Doing so from a modest 2,536 theaters (and with a correspondingly low marketing budget) makes the victory even sweeter for the studio, which now boasts a 15% market share for the year. If it keeps going at this pace, Universal will have its best year since we started keeping records in 1995. More...

Limited Release: Much Ado About Limited Releases

June 7th, 2013

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...

2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 24 $171,942   5 $34,388   $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 22 $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

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 24 $227,032   5 $45,406   $227,032 7
2013/06/14 25 $245,399 +8% 23 $10,670   $472,431 14
2013/06/21 15 $1,123,686 +358% 206 $5,455   $1,596,117 21
2013/06/28 17 $926,106 -18% 217 $4,268   $2,522,223 28
2013/07/05 17 $620,646 -33% 170 $3,651   $3,142,869 35
2013/07/12 22 $379,589 -39% 138 $2,751   $3,522,458 42
2013/07/19 26 $375,433 -1% 95 $3,952   $3,897,891 49
2013/07/26 41 $122,697 -67% 77 $1,593   $4,044,841 56
2013/08/02 48 $84,012 -32% 58 $1,448   $4,128,853 63
2013/08/09 49 $68,044 -19% 53 $1,284   $4,196,897 70
2013/08/16 54 $42,637 -37% 36 $1,184   $4,239,534 77
2013/08/23 60 $22,672 -47% 27 $840   $4,262,206 84
2013/08/30 71 $9,888 -56% 13 $761   $4,272,094 91
2013/09/06 68 $12,591 +27% 19 $663   $4,284,685 98
2013/09/13 - $10,056 -20% 13 $774   $4,294,741 105
2013/09/20 63 $20,042 +99% 18 $1,113   $4,314,783 112
2013/09/27 65 $10,073 -50% 8 $1,259   $4,324,856 119
2013/10/04 84 $3,994 -60% 6 $666   $4,328,850 126

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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