Chasing Mavericks

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,002,756Details
International Box Office $2,298,065
Worldwide Box Office $8,300,821
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,910,984 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $784,961 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,695,945
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Synopsis

Based on the inspirational true story of surfing icon Jay Moriarty, OF MEN AND MAVERICKS tells the story of a young manís quest to surf Northern Californiaís most dangerous wave, and the local legend who takes him under his wing. What begins as a mentorship turns into a unique lifelong bond, as the two unlikely friends discover that there is nothing more powerful than pushing your limits and chasing a nearly impossible dream.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
31% - Rotten
Audience
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Theatrical Release: October 26th, 2012 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: February 26th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some perilous action.
(Rating bulletin 2235, 8/8/2012)
Keywords: Inspirational Sports, Biography, Coming of Age, Surfing
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Fox 2000 Pictures, Walden Media, Gran Via, Deuce Three Productions, Dune Entertainment

DVD Sales: March 3rd, 2013: Breaking Dawn Breaks 2013 Record

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 dominated the new releases and easily took first place on the March 3rd, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart. It sold 2.12 million units and generated $31.64 million, and did so during a shortened sales week. (It came out on Friday.) Second place went to a Breaking Dawn double-pack, which was an exclusive release. The double-shot sold an additional 418,00 units and generated $16.70 million more in sales. Add them together, and this film is already the best selling DVD of 2013, at least so far. More...

Blu-ray Sales: March 3rd, 2013: Dawn Not as Bright on Blu

A pair of new releases led the way on the March 3rd, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. Or perhaps there was only one. It depends on how you look at things. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 earned first place with 649,000 units / $12.96 million. However, second place went to the Breaking Dawn double-shot, which sold 173,000 units / $3.77 million. Technically those are two different releases, but one could count them as one movie. Individually, they have opening week Blu-ray shares of 23% and 29%, which is pretty bad for a first-run release. However, this franchise has always pulled in more women than men, and movies aimed at women tend not to do as well on Blu-ray. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 26th, 2013

It's a good week on the home market with not only one of the biggest films of the last year coming out, but also one of the best. The biggest is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, which should be the best selling DVD and Blu-ray for the week, but it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. For that honor, we go back a few weeks to Frankenweenie. The screener arrived late, but it was worth waiting for and the 3D Combo Pack, while a little pricey, is worth picking up. Also in contender for Pick of the Week is Rocko's Modern Life: The Complete Series. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Wreck-It Helps Fix the Box Office

Wreck-It-Ralph's opening was on the very high end of expectations, which was a pleasant surprise over the weekend. Also, Flight beat all but the most bullish predictions. Even The Man with the Iron Fists did a little better than expected. Overall, the box office soared 49% from last weekend to $138 million. It was also higher compared to this weekend last year by a very impressive 21%. November certainly got off to a great start. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011's pace by just under 4.0% at $8.89 billion to $8.55 billion. After a couple weak months, the box office has shown great strength and it would take a disastrous collapse for 2012 to not come out ahead. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Mostly Tricks and Few Treats

It was a really bad weekend for new releases with none of the new films meeting expectations and two of them opening below the Mendoza Line. Argo climbed to top spot over the weekend. It used to be quite common for films to climb to the top of the chart, but the market has changed and opening weekends have become so important, so this feat is now very rare. Cloud Atlas was the best of the new releases, but "Best" here is a dubious title, as it barely grabbed second place. Silent Hill: Revolution 3D barely grabbed fifth place, while the less said about Fun Size and Chasing Mavericks the better. The overall box office collapsed by 28% compared to last week hitting just $93 million. It also fell compared to last year, the box office was down 11%, which is disappointing after a series of wins. However, last year Puss in Boots debuted and it was more of a November release opening a week early. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011 with the margin at $8.71 billion to $8.40 billion, or 3.8%. The goal going forward is to maintain this lead, while any growth would be more than welcome. More...

Weekend Predictions: Outlook Looks Cloudy

There are four new films coming out in wide release this week and depending on who you ask, there are four films that have a shot at earning first place. Last Friday, I assumed Cloud Atlas would win, but its reviews have taken a major hit and it will likely finish below the overall positive level. This leaves an opening for Silent Hill: Revolution 3D, which is opening in the most theaters, but it has no reviews and direct competition. Argo has been leading the way on the daily chart and there's a chance it will climb into first place this weekend. There is also a chance that Paranormal Activity will retain first place, although it will have to avoid the predicted collapse. So which film will come out on top? I'm not sure. On the other hand, I'm fairly sure the other two wide releases will fail to find a substantial audience. Fun Size is opening in 2,800 theaters, but very few think it will do well. Even making the top five is likely out of the question. Meanwhile, Chasing Mavericks is opening in just over 2,000 theaters and it is another film that will likely miss the top five, maybe even the top ten. Compared to last year, 2012 is in trouble. Puss in Boots opened with just over $34 million and there's a small chance all four wide releases won't make that much combined this weekend. There's almost no chance 2012 will come out ahead, unless at least two of the new releases are much bigger than expected. More...

2012 Preview: October

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

Cast

Gerard Butler    Frosty Hesson
Jonny Weston    Jay Moriarity
Elisabeth Shue    Kristy Moriarity
Abigail Spencer    Brenda Hesson

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Curtis Hanson
Producer    Curtis Hanson
Director    Michael Apted
Screenwriter    Kario Salem
Story Creator    Jim Meenaghan
Producer    Jim Meenaghan
Story Creator    Brandon Hooper
Producer    Brandon Hooper
Producer    Mark Johnson
Executive Producer    Alan Siegel
Executive Producer    Georgia Kacandes
Executive Producer    David Weil
Director of Photography    Bill Pope
Production Designer    Ida Random
Editor    John Gilbert
Visual Effects Supervisor    Scott E. Anderson
Costume Designer    Sophie de Rakoff
Score    Chad Fischer

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/26 12 $827,050   2,002 $413   $827,050 1
2012/10/27 - $858,652 +4% 2,002 $429   $1,685,702 2
2012/10/28 13 $582,572 -32% 2,002 $291   $2,268,274 3
2012/10/29 - $178,312 -69% 2,002 $89   $2,446,586 4
2012/10/30 13 $253,933 +42% 2,002 $127   $2,700,519 5
2012/10/31 - $206,406 -19% 2,002 $103   $2,906,925 6
2012/11/01 - $223,091 +8% 2,002 $111   $3,130,016 7
2012/11/02 16 $360,452 +62% 2,030 $178   $3,490,468 8
2012/11/03 17 $548,068 +52% 2,030 $270   $4,038,536 9
2012/11/04 15 $320,216 -42% 2,030 $158   $4,358,752 10
2012/11/05 15 $109,205 -66% 2,030 $54   $4,467,957 11
2012/11/06 15 $136,489 +25% 2,030 $67   $4,604,446 12
2012/11/07 15 $95,105 -30% 2,030 $47   $4,699,551 13
2012/11/08 17 $105,711 +11% 2,030 $52   $4,805,262 14
2012/11/09 20 $125,526 +19% 459 $273   $4,930,788 15
2012/11/10 20 $183,400 +46% 459 $400   $5,114,188 16
2012/11/11 20 $139,722 -24% 459 $304   $5,253,910 17
2012/11/12 18 $96,196 -31% 459 $210   $5,350,106 18
2012/11/13 21 $33,842 -65% 459 $74   $5,383,948 19
2012/11/14 20 $29,306 -13% 459 $64   $5,413,254 20
2012/11/15 - $26,240 -10% 459 $57   $5,439,494 21
2012/11/16 - $49,560 +89% 198 $250   $5,489,054 22
2012/11/17 - $78,144 +58% 198 $395   $5,567,198 23
2012/11/18 - $51,840 -34% 198 $262   $5,619,038 24
2012/11/19 - $26,071 -50% 198 $132   $5,645,109 25
2012/11/20 - $32,845 +26% 198 $166   $5,677,954 26
2012/11/21 - $14,477 -56% 75 $193   $5,692,431 27
2012/11/22 - $9,607 -34% 75 $128   $5,702,038 28
2012/11/23 - $28,470 +196% 60 $475   $5,730,508 29
2012/11/24 - $25,840 -9% 60 $431   $5,756,348 30
2012/11/25 - $15,105 -42% 60 $252   $5,771,453 31
2012/11/26 - $4,094 -73% 60 $68   $5,775,547 32
2012/11/27 - $3,848 -6% 60 $64   $5,779,395 33
2012/11/28 - $4,448 +16% 60 $74   $5,783,843 34
2012/11/29 - $5,293 +19% 60 $88   $5,789,136 35
2012/11/30 - $12,802 +142% 79 $162   $5,801,938 36
2012/12/01 - $18,298 +43% 79 $232   $5,820,236 37
2012/12/02 - $11,853 -35% 79 $150   $5,832,089 38
2012/12/03 - $3,619 -69% 79 $46   $5,835,708 39
2012/12/04 - $3,912 +8% 79 $50   $5,839,620 40
2012/12/05 - $4,102 +5% 79 $52   $5,843,722 41
2012/12/06 - $3,883 -5% 79 $49   $5,847,605 42
2012/12/07 - $8,589 +121% 67 $128   $5,856,194 43
2012/12/08 - $11,643 +36% 67 $174   $5,867,837 44
2012/12/09 - $6,733 -42% 67 $100   $5,874,570 45
2012/12/10 - $2,907 -57% 67 $43   $5,877,477 46
2012/12/11 - $2,629 -10% 67 $39   $5,880,106 47
2012/12/12 - $2,911 +11% 67 $43   $5,883,017 48
2012/12/13 - $2,949 +1% 67 $44   $5,885,966 49
2012/12/14 - $4,864 +65% 46 $106   $5,890,830 50
2012/12/15 - $8,610 +77% 46 $187   $5,899,440 51
2012/12/16 - $5,490 -36% 46 $119   $5,904,930 52
2012/12/17 - $2,576 -53% 46 $56   $5,907,506 53
2012/12/18 - $2,560 -1% 46 $56   $5,910,066 54
2012/12/19 - $1,709 -33% 46 $37   $5,911,775 55
2012/12/20 - $2,845 +66% 46 $62   $5,914,620 56
2012/12/21 - $1,303 -54% 18 $72   $5,915,923 57
2012/12/22 - $1,995 +53% 18 $111   $5,917,918 58
2012/12/23 - $1,292 -35% 18 $72   $5,919,210 59
2012/12/24 - $994 -23% 18 $55   $5,920,204 60
2012/12/25 - $466 -53% 18 $26   $5,920,670 61
2012/12/26 - $1,142 +145% 18 $63   $5,921,812 62
2012/12/27 - $932 -18% 18 $52   $5,922,744 63
2012/12/28 - $4,924 +428% 28 $176   $5,927,668 64
2012/12/29 - $8,461 +72% 28 $302   $5,936,129 65
2012/12/30 - $4,863 -43% 28 $174   $5,940,992 66
2012/12/31 - $3,878 -20% 28 $139   $5,944,870 67
2013/01/01 - $4,658 +20% 28 $166   $5,949,528 68
2013/01/02 - $3,978 -15% 28 $142   $5,953,506 69
2013/01/03 - $3,753 -6% 28 $134   $5,957,259 70
2013/01/04 - $6,727 +79% 32 $210   $5,963,986 71
2013/01/05 - $8,501 +26% 32 $266   $5,972,487 72
2013/01/06 - $4,815 -43% 32 $150   $5,977,302 73
2013/01/07 - $3,144 -35% 32 $98   $5,980,446 74
2013/01/08 - $4,752 +51% 32 $149   $5,985,198 75
2013/01/09 - $2,158 -55% 32 $67   $5,987,356 76
2013/01/10 - $2,250 +4% 32 $70   $5,989,606 77
2013/01/11 - $4,095 +82% 23 $178   $5,993,701 78
2013/01/12 - $5,945 +45% 23 $258   $5,999,646 79
2013/01/13 - $3,110 -48% 23 $135   $6,002,756 80

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/26 13 $2,268,274   2,002 $1,133   $2,268,274 3
2012/11/02 16 $1,228,736 -46% 2,030 $605   $4,358,752 10
2012/11/09 20 $448,648 -63% 459 $977   $5,253,910 17
2012/11/16 23 $179,544 -60% 198 $907   $5,619,038 24
2012/11/23 43 $69,415 -61% 60 $1,157   $5,771,453 31
2012/11/30 43 $42,953 -38% 79 $544   $5,832,089 38
2012/12/07 51 $26,965 -37% 67 $402   $5,874,570 45
2012/12/14 55 $18,964 -30% 46 $412   $5,904,930 52
2012/12/21 62 $4,590 -76% 18 $255   $5,919,210 59
2012/12/28 49 $18,248 +298% 28 $652   $5,940,992 66
2013/01/04 51 $20,043 +10% 32 $626   $5,977,302 73
2013/01/11 55 $13,150 -34% 23 $572   $6,002,756 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/3/20131848,858 48,858$634,665$634,6651
3/10/20132823,486-52% 72,344$351,351$986,0162

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/3/20131618,902 18,902$338,715$338,7151

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