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Pawn Sacrifice (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,436,308Details
International Box Office $1,249,163Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,685,471
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $521,484 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $290,217 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $811,701
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

In a true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
72% - Fresh
Audience
66% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2015 (Limited) by Beeker Street
International Releases: September 16th, 2015 (Wide) (France)
September 17th, 2015 (Wide) (Denmark)
September 17th, 2015 (Wide) (Iraq)
September 17th, 2015 (Wide) (Lebanon)
September 17th, 2015 (Wide) (Malaysia)
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Video Release: December 22nd, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2350, 11/26/2014)
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: 1940s, Non-Chronological, Soviet Union, Chess, Mental Illness, 1970s, Tournament, World Championship, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Bleecker Street , Mica Entertainment, Material Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,506 $849 Dec 11, 2015 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,303 $4,427 Dec 4, 2015 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,562 $269 Nov 27, 2015 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,825 $703 Nov 20, 2015 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,797 $2,726 Nov 13, 2015 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,385 $1,945 Nov 6, 2015 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,648 $3,611 Oct 30, 2015 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,414 $12,474 Oct 23, 2015 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,509 $23,442 Oct 16, 2015 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,856 $101,457 Oct 9, 2015 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,363 $370,028 Oct 2, 2015 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,195 $1,005,071 Sep 25, 2015 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,481 $202,053 Sep 18, 2015 5

Cast

   Bobby Fischer
Peter Sarsgaard    Father Bill Lombardy
Liev Schreiber    Boris Spassky
Michael Stuhlbarg    Paul Marshall
Lily Rabe    Joan Fischer
Robin Weigert    Regina Fischer
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick    Teenage Bobby Fischer
Aiden Lovecamp    Young Bobby Fischer
Conrad Pla    Carmine Nigro
Edward Zinoviev    Efrian Geller

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Steven Knight
Story Creator    Stephen J. Rivele
Story Creator    Christopher Wilkinson
Story Creator    Steven Knight
Producer    Gail Katz
Producer    Tobey Maguire
Producer    Edward Zwick
Executive Producer    Dale Armin Johnson
Executive Producer    Josette Perrotta
Executive Producer    Stephen J. Rivele
Executive Producer    Christopher Wilkinson
Executive Producer    Kevin Frakes
Co-Producer    Matthew Plouffe
Director of Photography    Bradford Young
Production Designer    Isabelle Guay
Editor    Steven Rosenblum
Composer    James Newton Howard

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Per Theater Chart: Malala and Mars

October 8th, 2015

He Named Me Malala

Only two films were in the $10,000 club this weekend. He Named Me Malala led the way with an average of $15,221 in four theaters, which is very strong for a documentary. The film's reviews are only good, but the appeal here is Malala Yousafzai and I don't think moviegoers are too upset that the film is a little shallow. The Martian was close behind with an average of $14,176. More...

Per Theater Chart: Sicario Continues to Chase Down the Competition

September 29th, 2015

Sicario

It is very rare for a limited release to repeat on top of the per theater chart, because if a film does well enough to lead the per theater chart, they tend to expand so much that repeating on top becomes nearly impossible. Sicario expanded from 6 to 59 theaters, but still managed first place with an average of $29,107. At this pace, it will expand semi-wide, at the very least. Lost in Hong Kong was next with an average of $19,916 in 27 theaters. It is already more than halfway to its first major milestone after just one weekend of release. I think more and more Chinese films will get limited releases here. 99 Homes was next with an average of $16,127 in two theaters. This is enough to suggest some potential to expand, especially if it can turn its reviews into Award Season Buzz. The overall box office champ, Hotel Transylvania 2, was next with an average of $12,910. The final film in the $10,000 club was Mississippi Grind with $12,434 in its lone theater. It looks like it will be another success for A24. More...

Per Theater Chart: Sicario is the Most Wanted Limited Release

September 22nd, 2015

Sicario

Sicario not only led the weekend on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $66,881 in six theaters. It also had the best per theater average for any film released in 2015, beating out the previous record-holder, Ex Machina, by about $7,500. On a related note, there's already reports of a sequel in the works. Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer was up next with an average of $18,750 in twelve theaters. Finally, there's Everest. This film not only earned a spot in the top five overall, but pulled in an average of $13,251 in over 500 theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: These Releases are Contagious

September 18th, 2015

Cooties

We are getting close to Halloween, which explains the three horror / horror related movies coming out this week. However, while Cooties and the other two films likely won't find an audience, that doesn't mean there are no potential box office hits on this week's list. Both Sicario (Reviews) and Pawn Sacrifice (Reviews) could do well in theaters. More...

Pawn Sacrifice Trailer

June 4th, 2015

Pawn Sacrifice

Drama with Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber opens September 18 ... Full movie details... More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/18 34 $202,053   33 $6,123   $217,986 5
2015/09/25 12 $1,005,071 +397% 781 $1,287   $1,300,189 12
2015/10/02 17 $370,028 -63% 671 $551   $2,062,534 19
2015/10/09 33 $101,457 -73% 125 $812   $2,319,453 26
2015/10/16 54 $23,442 -77% 48 $488   $2,385,597 33
2015/10/23 60 $12,474 -47% 23 $542   $2,407,776 40
2015/10/30 73 $3,611 -71% 14 $258   $2,416,639 47
2015/11/06 87 $1,945 -46% 22 $88   $2,421,554 54
2015/11/13 80 $2,726 +40% 10 $273   $2,425,725 61
2015/11/20 92 $703 -74% 3 $234   $2,428,077 68
2015/11/27 79 $269 -62% 1 $269   $2,428,414 75
2015/12/04 65 $4,427 +1,546% 28 $158   $2,432,839 82
2015/12/11 80 $849 -81% 11 $77   $2,436,062 89

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/16 - $8,252   4 $2,063   $8,252 1
2015/09/17 - $7,681 -7% 4 $1,920   $15,933 2
2015/09/18 - $61,047 +695% 33 $1,850   $76,980 3
2015/09/19 - $87,907 +44% 33 $2,664   $164,887 4
2015/09/20 - $53,099 -40% 33 $1,609   $217,986 5
2015/09/21 - $17,818 -66% 33 $540   $235,804 6
2015/09/22 - $19,235 +8% 33 $583   $255,039 7
2015/09/23 - $21,617 +12% 33 $655   $276,656 8
2015/09/24 - $18,462 -15% 33 $559   $295,118 9
2015/09/25 12 $327,150 +1,672% 781 $419   $622,268 10
2015/09/26 12 $441,498 +35% 781 $565   $1,063,766 11
2015/09/27 12 $236,423 -46% 781 $303   $1,300,189 12
2015/09/28 12 $94,216 -60% 781 $121   $1,394,405 13
2015/09/29 12 $119,051 +26% 781 $152   $1,513,456 14
2015/09/30 14 $100,743 -15% 781 $129   $1,614,199 15
2015/10/01 13 $78,307 -22% 781 $100   $1,692,506 16
2015/10/02 15 $97,662 +25% 671 $146   $1,790,168 17
2015/10/03 14 $172,591 +77% 671 $257   $1,962,759 18
2015/10/04 14 $99,775 -42% 671 $149   $2,062,534 19
2015/10/05 13 $36,722 -63% 671 $55   $2,099,256 20
2015/10/06 13 $45,152 +23% 671 $67   $2,144,408 21
2015/10/07 13 $37,288 -17% 671 $56   $2,181,696 22
2015/10/08 13 $36,300 -3% 671 $54   $2,217,996 23
2015/10/09 - $26,075 -28% 125 $209   $2,244,071 24
2015/10/10 - $45,940 +76% 125 $368   $2,290,011 25
2015/10/11 - $29,442 -36% 125 $236   $2,319,453 26
2015/10/12 - $13,417 -54% 125 $107   $2,332,870 27
2015/10/13 - $9,812 -27% 125 $78   $2,342,682 28
2015/10/14 - $10,352 +6% 125 $83   $2,353,034 29
2015/10/15 - $9,120 -12% 125 $73   $2,362,154 30
2015/10/16 - $5,867 -36% 48 $122   $2,368,021 31
2015/10/17 - $10,218 +74% 48 $213   $2,378,239 32
2015/10/18 - $7,358 -28% 48 $153   $2,385,597 33
2015/10/19 - $2,345 -68% 48 $49   $2,387,942 34
2015/10/20 - $2,276 -3% 48 $47   $2,390,218 35
2015/10/21 - $2,772 +22% 48 $58   $2,392,990 36
2015/10/22 - $2,312 -17% 48 $48   $2,395,302 37
2015/10/23 - $2,946 +27% 23 $128   $2,398,248 38
2015/10/24 - $5,849 +99% 23 $254   $2,404,097 39
2015/10/25 - $3,679 -37% 23 $160   $2,407,776 40
2015/10/26 - $1,368 -63% 23 $59   $2,409,144 41
2015/10/27 - $1,022 -25% 23 $44   $2,410,166 42
2015/10/28 - $1,139 +11% 23 $50   $2,411,305 43
2015/10/29 - $1,723 +51% 23 $75   $2,413,028 44
2015/10/30 - $704 -59% 14 $50   $2,413,732 45
2015/10/31 - $1,393 +98% 14 $100   $2,415,125 46
2015/11/01 - $1,514 +9% 14 $108   $2,416,639 47
2015/11/02 - $619 -59% 14 $44   $2,417,258 48
2015/11/03 - $563 -9% 14 $40   $2,417,821 49
2015/11/04 - $1,001 +78% 14 $72   $2,418,822 50
2015/11/05 - $788 -21% 14 $56   $2,419,610 51
2015/11/06 - $551 -30% 11 $50   $2,420,161 52
2015/11/07 - $894 +62% 11 $81   $2,421,055 53
2015/11/08 - $499 -44% 11 $45   $2,421,554 54
2015/11/09 - $188 -62% 11 $17   $2,421,742 55
2015/11/10 - $464 +147% 11 $42   $2,422,206 56
2015/11/11 - $409 -12% 11 $37   $2,422,615 57
2015/11/12 - $384 -6% 11 $35   $2,422,999 58
2015/11/13 - $896 +133% 10 $90   $2,423,895 59
2015/11/14 - $1,151 +28% 10 $115   $2,425,046 60
2015/11/15 - $679 -41% 10 $68   $2,425,725 61
2015/11/16 - $564 -17% 10 $56   $2,426,289 62
2015/11/17 - $221 -61% 10 $22   $2,426,510 63
2015/11/18 - $257 +16% 10 $26   $2,426,767 64
2015/11/19 - $607 +136% 10 $61   $2,427,374 65
2015/11/20 - $127 -79% 3 $42   $2,427,501 66
2015/11/21 - $351 +176% 3 $117   $2,427,852 67
2015/11/22 - $225 -36% 3 $75   $2,428,077 68
2015/11/23 - $22 -90% 3 $7   $2,428,099 69
2015/11/24 - $18 -18% 3 $6   $2,428,117 70
2015/11/25 - $19 +6% 3 $6   $2,428,136 71
2015/11/26 - $9 -53% 3 $3   $2,428,145 72
2015/11/28 - $94   1 $94   $2,428,239 74
2015/11/29 - $175 +86% 1 $175   $2,428,414 75
2015/12/04 - $1,286   28 $46   $2,429,698 80
2015/12/05 - $1,791 +39% 28 $64   $2,431,489 81
2015/12/06 - $1,350 -25% 28 $48   $2,432,839 82
2015/12/07 - $557 -59% 28 $20   $2,433,396 83
2015/12/08 - $665 +19% 28 $24   $2,434,061 84
2015/12/09 - $524 -21% 28 $19   $2,434,585 85
2015/12/10 - $628 +20% 28 $22   $2,435,213 86
2015/12/11 - $244 -61% 11 $22   $2,435,457 87
2015/12/12 - $393 +61% 11 $36   $2,435,850 88
2015/12/13 - $212 -46% 11 $19   $2,436,062 89
2015/12/14 - $113 -47% 11 $10   $2,436,175 90
2015/12/15 - $133 +18% 11 $12   $2,436,308 91

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/11 74 $15,933   4 $3,983   $15,933 2
2015/09/18 33 $279,185 +1,652% 33 $8,460   $295,118 9
2015/09/25 12 $1,397,388 +401% 781 $1,789   $1,692,506 16
2015/10/02 17 $525,490 -62% 671 $783   $2,217,996 23
2015/10/09 30 $144,158 -73% 125 $1,153   $2,362,154 30
2015/10/16 56 $33,148 -77% 48 $691   $2,395,302 37
2015/10/23 63 $17,726 -47% 23 $771   $2,413,028 44
2015/10/30 79 $6,582 -63% 14 $470   $2,419,610 51
2015/11/06 89 $3,390 -48% 22 $154   $2,422,999 58
2015/11/13 87 $4,375 +29% 10 $438   $2,427,374 65
2015/11/20 97 $771 -82% 3 $257   $2,428,145 72
2015/11/27 91 $267 -65% 1 $267   $2,428,412 79
2015/12/04 68 $6,801 +2,447% 28 $243   $2,435,213 86

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 3/10/2016 $22,106 15 15 25 $0 3/15/2016
Belgium 11/25/2015 $13,048 13 13 42 $30,118 12/29/2015
Central America 4/14/2016 $16,917 20 20 20 $16,917 4/19/2016
Colombia 3/31/2016 $28,012 21 21 35 $50,575 4/12/2016
Denmark 9/17/2015 $6,802 12 12 12 $6,802 9/22/2015
Finland 12/4/2015 $5,016 27 27 47 $15,820 12/16/2015
France 9/16/2015 $255,635 141 141 141 $255,635 9/22/2015
Greece 10/8/2015 $35,666 18 18 18 $35,666 10/13/2015
Iceland 9/25/2015 $2,103 3 3 3 $2,103 9/30/2015
Iraq 9/17/2015 $440 1 1 1 $440 9/22/2015
Latvia 9/25/2015 $0 0 3 3 $5,080 10/6/2015
Lebanon 9/17/2015 $4,354 4 4 6 $19,647 10/6/2015
Malaysia 9/17/2015 $27,197 19 19 43 $58,765 10/13/2015
Mexico 2/26/2016 $0 0 33 33 $138,563 6/9/2016
Netherlands 12/3/2015 $17,687 20 32 77 $45,005 12/21/2015
Portugal 10/22/2015 $17,804 17 17 45 $41,559 11/17/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 11/19/2015 $2,958 12 12 29 $10,080 12/16/2015
Singapore 10/1/2015 $7,790 4 4 10 $16,700 10/20/2015
South Africa 10/9/2015 $3,635 5 5 5 $3,635 10/13/2015
South Korea 1/28/2016 $65,544 186 186 207 $129,142 6/9/2016
Spain 8/12/2016 $64,421 52 61 180 $230,842 9/15/2016
Thailand 9/24/2015 $21,277 26 26 35 $33,759 10/6/2015
Turkey 10/2/2015 $21,155 24 24 43 $55,026 10/20/2015
Ukraine 12/10/2015 $21,516 57 57 91 $33,539 12/29/2015
United Arab Emirates 9/24/2015 $13,745 8 8 8 $13,745 9/30/2015
 
International Total$1,249,163 9/15/2016

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