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One Direction: This is Us (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,873,374Details
International Box Office $39,668,412
Worldwide Box Office $68,541,786
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,377,315 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,399,925 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $20,777,240
Further financial details...

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An all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with live concert footage, this film tells the story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' rise to fame, from their hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
63% - Fresh
80% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 30th, 2013 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 17th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for language.
(Rating bulletin 2289, 9/11/2013)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Pop Music, 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D, Biography, Animated Sequences
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual


Harry Styles    Himself
Niall Horan    Himself
Zayn Malik    Himself
Louis Tomlinson    Himself
Liam Payne    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Morgan Spurlock
Producer    Simon Cowell
Producer    Ben Winston
Producer    Adam Milano
Executive Producer    Matthew Galkin
Executive Producer    Jeremy Chilnick
Executive Producer    Douglas C. Merrifield
Production Manager    Rachel Neale
Post-Production Supervisor    Mark Harris
Unit Production Manager    Douglas C. Merrifield
Assistant Director    Deborah Saban
Assistant Director    Ben Quirk
Director of Photography    Tom Krueger

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 17th, 2013

December 16th, 2013

It's a busy week with eight or so first-run releases. (It depends on if you count the The Sound of Music Live! as a first-run release.) However, none of them were big hits at the box office. Some of them made enough money to break even sometime on the home market, others struggled more than that, but none were breakout hits. Some of these are still worth picking up. For others, there's a reason they struggled. There are also a few TV on DVD releases this week that are worth picking up, as well as a few limited releases that are strong. All in all, it's a good week on the home market with many DVD and Blu-rays that are worth picking up, some of which I'm looking forward to reviewing... when they show up. This time of year, getting screeners on time tends to be a little harder. I think Burn Notice: Season Seven is the top selection, but I'll have to wait for the screener to make sure. On a side note, next Tuesday is Christmas eve, so there won't be a DVD and Blu-ray Release report. There's only four films worth talking about anyway, so I'm including them on this list. Of next week's films, More Than Honey on DVD or Blu-ray is the Pick of Next Week. More...

International Box Office: Elysium On Top, But White House Moves Up

September 13th, 2013

Elysium remained in first place with $21.31 million on 10,731 screens in 52 markets for totals of $127.46 million internationally and $212.57 million worldwide. Of that, $11.75 million came from 6,253 screens in China, which was enough for first place there. Not this weekend, but next weekend, the film opens in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and other markets, so it should be a player on the international market for a few weeks, but it will need help on the home market to break even. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office was Left in the Dark

September 10th, 2013

We have good news and bad news. Riddick only managed to reach the low end of expectations, while the overall box office was down nearly $40 million, or 32%, from last week. On the positive side, Instructions Not Included finished on the high end of expectations, while the overall box office was $85 million, which was 26% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 has earned $7.54 billion, or 1.2% higher than last year's pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Riddick Light Up the Charts?

September 6th, 2013

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is historically the worst weekend of the year. Because of that, it should come as no surprise that there is only one wide release this weekend. After all, studios don't want to release a film if the weekend is practically cursed. However, that one film is Riddick, which is actually earning good buzz. It might crack $30 million over the weekend. Might. It would be a surprise, but you can't completely dismiss the possibility. The only other semi-new film to talk about is Instructions Not Included, which is doubling its theater count. However, it's a niche market film and these tend to have short legs, as the target audience rushes out to see them immediately. Fortunately, it doesn't really matter, because last year was a disaster. As long as Riddick tops $10 million, 2013 will come out ahead. More...

International Box Office: Elysium Returns to the Top

September 6th, 2013

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...

Contest: One for the Road: Winning Announcement

September 5th, 2013

The winner of our One for the Road contest was determined and it is... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Ends in an Upward Direction

September 4th, 2013

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...

Weekend Estimates: One Direction Rounds Out Hollywood's Biggest Summer

September 1st, 2013

Hollywood's Summer ends this weekend with a suitably back-to-school winner in the form of One Direction: This is Us. The 3D concert movie will pick up $17 million Friday-Sunday, largely on the back of an impressive $8.9 million gross on Saturday. While that won't set it up to challenge Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus among the top grossers in this particular sub-genre, it does show the solid business model for 3D films that cater to pop fans. Performances among other films playing this weekend were more varied. More...

Weekend Predictions: Laborious Task

August 29th, 2013

It's the Labor Day long weekend, which is widely regarded as the weakest long weekend of the year. This year there are two wide releases, One Direction: This is Us and Getaway, looking to grab the final box office dollars before Summer officially ends. (One could argue it unofficially ended weeks ago.) One Direction should have no trouble finding an audience among young girls, but there's a chance the more mature audience Lee Daniels' The Butler has been attracting will be large enough to withstand that push. Getaway, on the other hand, is just hoping to get one positive review before the weekend starts. There was a third film that was supposed to open wide this week, Closed Circuit, but it is now opening in 800 or so theaters, so it won't be a factor. Last year, there were two wide releases, both of which topped $10 million during the three-day weekend. The new releases this year won't match that, but there's better depth this time around. More...

Contest: One for the Road

August 23rd, 2013

Next weekend is Labor Day long weekend, which is widely regarded as the worst long weekend of the year at the box office. Three wide releases will try to grab limited box office dollars with One Direction: This is Us. (Getaway has a slim shot at first place.) Since it is likely the best film, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for One Direction: This is Us. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win an Official Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet from Gerber, to celebrate the season finale for Get Out Alive!

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

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...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/30 1 $8,868,530   2,735 $3,243   $8,868,530 1
2013/08/31 3 $4,039,044 -54% 2,735 $1,477   $12,907,574 2
2013/09/01 5 $2,907,923 -28% 2,735 $1,063   $15,815,497 3
2013/09/02 4 $2,657,378 -9% 2,735 $972   $18,472,875 4
2013/09/03 4 $603,449 -77% 2,735 $221   $19,076,324 5
2013/09/04 5 $385,552 -36% 2,735 $141   $19,461,876 6
2013/09/05 4 $428,634 +11% 2,735 $157   $19,890,510 7
2013/09/06 5 $1,162,653 +171% 2,735 $425   $21,053,163 8
2013/09/07 6 $1,875,136 +61% 2,735 $686   $22,928,299 9
2013/09/08 6 $1,008,666 -46% 2,735 $369   $23,936,965 10
2013/09/09 - $128,778 -87% 2,735 $47   $24,065,743 11
2013/09/10 - $190,926 +48% 2,735 $70   $24,256,669 12
2013/09/11 - $114,679 -40% 2,735 $42   $24,371,348 13
2013/09/12 - $115,854 +1% 2,735 $42   $24,487,202 14
2013/09/13 7 $830,042 +616% 2,300 $361   $25,317,244 15
2013/09/14 8 $1,033,046 +24% 2,300 $449   $26,350,290 16
2013/09/15 8 $607,094 -41% 2,300 $264   $26,957,384 17
2013/09/16 - $87,732 -86% 2,300 $38   $27,045,116 18
2013/09/17 - $115,809 +32% 2,300 $50   $27,160,925 19
2013/09/18 - $77,042 -33% 2,300 $33   $27,237,967 20
2013/09/19 - $82,023 +6% 2,300 $36   $27,319,990 21
2013/09/20 - $306,120 +273% 1,706 $179   $27,626,110 22
2013/09/21 - $533,073 +74% 1,706 $312   $28,159,183 23
2013/09/22 - $291,343 -45% 1,706 $171   $28,450,526 24
2013/09/23 - $55,772 -81% 1,706 $33   $28,506,298 25
2013/09/24 - $63,889 +15% 1,706 $37   $28,570,187 26
2013/09/25 - $48,552 -24% 1,706 $28   $28,618,739 27
2013/09/26 - $58,939 +21% 1,706 $35   $28,677,678 28
2013/09/27 - $36,639 -38% 228 $161   $28,714,317 29
2013/09/28 - $67,984 +86% 228 $298   $28,782,301 30
2013/09/29 - $36,666 -46% 228 $161   $28,818,967 31
2013/10/04 - $8,044   60 $134   $28,848,186 36
2013/10/05 - $14,504 +80% 60 $242   $28,862,690 37
2013/10/06 - $10,684 -26% 60 $178   $28,873,374 38

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/30 1 $15,815,497   2,735 $5,783   $15,815,497 3
2013/09/06 6 $4,046,455 -74% 2,735 $1,480   $23,936,965 10
2013/09/13 8 $2,470,182 -39% 2,300 $1,074   $26,957,384 17
2013/09/20 15 $1,130,536 -54% 1,706 $663   $28,450,526 24
2013/09/27 32 $141,289 -88% 228 $620   $28,818,967 31
2013/10/04 52 $33,232 -76% 60 $554   $28,873,374 38

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/22/20136323,229 323,229$5,911,858$5,911,8581
12/29/20139154,475-52% 477,704$3,067,874$8,979,7322
1/5/20141949,015-68% 526,719$930,795$9,910,5273
1/12/20142635,165-28% 561,884$671,300$10,581,8274

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/22/20138188,489 188,489$4,352,208$4,352,2081
12/29/20131274,745-60% 263,234$1,716,891$6,069,0992

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