The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,742,948Details
International Box Office $15,641,179
Worldwide Box Office $33,384,127
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,130,957 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,363,630 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $14,494,587
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Synopsis

Itís 1991 and academically precocious, socially awkward Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching from the sidelines, until a pair of charismatic seniors take him under their wing. Beautiful, free?spirited Sam and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick, shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, bacchanalian parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song. At the same time, his English teacher, Mr. Anderson introduces him to the world of literature, sparking his dreams of becoming a writer. But even as Charlie thrives in his new, more grown?up world, the pain of his past-which includes, his best friend Michael's recent suicide and the accidental death of a beloved aunt - lurks just below the surface. As his older friends plan to leave home for college, Charlie's precarious equilibrium begins to crumble, and at the root of his sadness is a shocking revelation.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 21st, 2012 (Limited) by Lionsgate
October 12th, 2012 (Expands Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: February 12th, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens.
(Rating bulletin 2214, 3/14/2012)
R for teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2211, 2/22/2012)
Keywords: Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, High School Hell, First Love, Romance, Coming of Age, Last Day of School, Young Adult Book Adaptation
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, Mr. Mudd

DVD Sales: February 17th, 2013: Bond Blows Away the Competition

Skyfall led a set of four new releases that earned spots in the top 30 on the February 17th edition of the DVD sales chart. It easily took top spot with 1.09 million units / $18.54 million, which is already enough for fourth place for the year. More...

Blu-ray Sales: February 17th, 2013: Skyfall Sky High on High Definition

As expected, Skyfall dominated the list of new releases and easily earned first place on the February 17th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. It sold an outstanding 1.62 million units and generated $32.33 million in sales while its opening Blu-ray share was just shy of 60%. That's a fantastic start. More...

2013 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards are the Silver Linings for Smaller Films

Independent Spirit Award were handed out yesterday and while the average moviegoer will be more focused on the Oscars tonight, a lot of great films were honored yesterday. This includes Silver Linings Playbook, which took home numerous awards, including the top prizes.

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 12th, 2013

It's a busy week, not only in terms of big selling DVDs and Blu-ray, but also in terms of quality. Skyfall will be the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray of the week, plus it is a contender for Pick of the Week. It is not the only contender, as The Perks of Being a Wallflower (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); The Sessions (DVD or Blu-ray); Bully (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack); Nurse Jackie: Season Four (DVD or Blu-ray) and The Thieves (DVD or Blu-ray) were all contenders. In the end, I went with Skyfall, but it was close. More...

2013 Awards Season: WGAs Leaves Analysts In the Dark

Surprises seems to be the word of the day, as the WGA nominations included a number of them. Granted, Zero Dark Thirty and a lot of the other films that have earned Awards Season success thus far were here, but there were almost as many surprises as there were obvious choices. More...

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

Per Theater Chart: Dawn of a Busy Day

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 led the overall chart and the per theater chart. Its average was $34,660, which is especially impressive, as it was playing in more than 4,000 theaters. The next best release was Silver Linings Playbook, which earned an average of $27,688 in 16 theaters. This suggests a strong potential to expand, while its reviews suggest a strong word-of-mouth and some Awards Season buzz. Anna Karenina was next up with an average of $20,043, also playing in 16 theaters, but the reviews suggest it will struggle if it tries to expand. The Comedy opened in New York this week after playing in Los Angeles last week and it did really well earning $13,150. Both members of last week's $10,000 club remained above that mark this week with Lincoln earning an average of $11,859 and Skyfall earning an average of $11,727. One final note, while Jab Tak Hai Jaan didn't quite reach that mark with an average of $8,022 in 160 theaters, it debuted on Tuesday. In total, it made $1.94 million, which would have given it an average of $12,136, had it made that over the weekend. More...

Per Theater Chart: Session In, New Releases Out

The Sessions was the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,868 in 20 theaters. Earning some measure of mainstream success is very likely at this point. More...

Per Theater Chart: Going Nowhere

There was only one film to crack the $10,000 mark on this week's Per Theater Chart. Middle Of Nowhere managed that feat with $68,000 in six theaters for an average of $11,318. Simon and the Oaks came very close with $9,963 in its one theater. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Taken Two Recaptures Top Spot

It was another good week at the box office with just about every film in the top ten at least doing as well as expected. Granted, none of the new releases were monster hits, but the depth was very good with five films topping $10 million over the weekend. Taken 2 remained in first place, so it should come as no surprise that the box office was lower than last weekend; however, it only fell 8.6% to $130 million. This is 48% more than the same weekend last year, which is a huge boost. Year-to-date, 2012 expanded its lead to 3.8% at $8.42 billion to $8.11 billion. Just a few weeks ago, it looked like 2012 would fall below 2011's pace in the end, but now things are looking a lot more optimistic. More...

Per Theater Chart: Taken to the Top

Taken 2 was the only film to top the $10,000 mark on this week's per theater chart earning an average of $13,525. The best new limited release was The Paperboy, which came very close with an average of $9,337 in eleven theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Taken Two Twice as Strong

Taken 2 took the competition and went to work on them. It opened much, much better than its predecessor did, doubling its opening weekend haul. It also made nearly twice as much as Hotel Transylvania and easily more than last year's number one film, Real Steel. This helped the overall box office grow by 20% from last weekend to $142 million, which is nearly 50% higher than the same weekend last year. Finally there's a reason to celebrate the box office again. One win could have been a fluke, but two is officially a streak. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011 by 3.2% at $8.24 billion to $7.99 billion. Granted, that's off its peak from earlier in the year, but I'm happy the bleeding has stopped. More...

Per Theater Chart: Pitch has a Perfect Start

Pitch Perfect had an explosive opening in select theaters earning more than $5 million in just over 300 theaters for an average of $15,371. Most limited releases playing in only a handful of theaters would kill for an average like that. The overall number one film, Hotel Transylvania, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $12,697. Last week's number one film on the per theater chart, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, remained north of $10,000 on the per theater chart this week, despite expanding into more than 100 theaters. It pulled in $1.10 million in 102 theaters for an average of $10,823. Its running tally is already enough to give it some measure of mainstream success, and this week's performance nearly guarantees further expansion. The Other Dream Team didn't quite make the $10,000 club, but with an average of $9,911 in two theaters, it was close enough to mention above the fold. More...

Per Theater Chart Perks Up

The Perks of Being a Wallflower easily topped the per theater chart with an average of $57,090 in four theaters. This combined with its 81% positive reviews suggests a potential for significant expansion and long legs. Diana Vreeland - The Eye Has to Travel was also strong with an average of $21,233. This is an excellent start, but documentaries rarely expand significantly beyond the art house circuit. Occupy Unmasked just managed to top $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,238 in four theaters. More...

Limited Releases: The Perks of Being a Limited Release

It's another busy week for limited releases. However, of the nine films on this week's list, only two of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, and both of them are documentaries. There is one film that is earning great reviews and is also generating a lot of buzz, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. If that film isn't the biggest hit on this week's list, I would be shocked. More...

Cast

Logan Lerman    Charlie
Emma Watson    Sam
Ezra Miller    Patrick
Mae Whitman    Mary Elizabeth
Kate Walsh    Mother
Dylan McDermott    Father
Melanie Lynskey    Aunt Helen
Nina Dobrev    Candace
Johnny Simmons    Brad
Joan Cusack    Dr. Burton
Nicholas Braun    Ponytail Derek
Reece Thompson    Craig
Paul Rudd    Mr. Anderson

Production and Technical Credits

Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Venus Kanani
Composer    Michael Brook
Music Supervisor    Alexandra Patsavas
Costume Designer    David C. Robinson
Editor    Mary Jo Markey
Production Designer    Inbal Weinberg
Director of Photography    Andrew Dunn
Executive Producer    James Powers
Executive Producer    Stephen Chbosky
Producer    Lianne Halfon
Producer    Russell Smith
Producer    John Malkovich
Based on the Novel by    Stephen Chbosky
Screenwriter    Stephen Chbosky
Director    Stephen Chbosky

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/21 - $84,916   4 $21,229   $84,916 1
2012/09/22 - $86,619 +2% 4 $21,655   $171,535 2
2012/09/23 - $56,824 -34% 4 $14,206   $228,359 3
2012/09/24 - $18,621 -67% 4 $4,655   $246,980 4
2012/09/25 - $25,091 +35% 4 $6,273   $272,071 5
2012/09/26 - $34,696 +38% 4 $8,674   $306,767 6
2012/09/27 - $18,072 -48% 4 $4,518   $324,839 7
2012/09/28 13 $373,126 +1,965% 102 $3,658   $697,965 8
2012/09/29 13 $467,150 +25% 102 $4,580   $1,165,115 9
2012/09/30 13 $263,670 -44% 102 $2,585   $1,428,785 10
2012/10/01 14 $82,628 -69% 102 $810   $1,511,413 11
2012/10/02 15 $93,446 +13% 102 $916   $1,604,859 12
2012/10/03 14 $79,499 -15% 102 $779   $1,684,358 13
2012/10/04 12 $97,981 +23% 102 $961   $1,782,339 14
2012/10/05 10 $483,328 +393% 221 $2,187   $2,265,667 15
2012/10/06 11 $634,027 +31% 221 $2,869   $2,899,694 16
2012/10/07 11 $449,171 -29% 221 $2,032   $3,348,865 17
2012/10/08 11 $227,214 -49% 221 $1,028   $3,576,079 18
2012/10/09 10 $143,137 -37% 221 $648   $3,719,216 19
2012/10/10 10 $129,430 -10% 221 $586   $3,848,646 20
2012/10/11 9 $136,799 +6% 221 $619   $3,985,445 21
2012/10/12 11 $691,325 +405% 726 $952   $4,676,770 22
2012/10/13 10 $926,213 +34% 726 $1,276   $5,602,983 23
2012/10/14 10 $532,526 -43% 726 $734   $6,135,509 24
2012/10/15 10 $189,695 -64% 726 $261   $6,325,204 25
2012/10/16 10 $212,804 +12% 726 $293   $6,538,008 26
2012/10/17 10 $200,749 -6% 726 $277   $6,738,757 27
2012/10/18 10 $231,868 +16% 726 $319   $6,970,625 28
2012/10/19 12 $712,329 +207% 745 $956   $7,682,954 29
2012/10/20 12 $936,287 +31% 745 $1,257   $8,619,241 30
2012/10/21 12 $504,631 -46% 745 $677   $9,123,872 31
2012/10/22 12 $146,817 -71% 745 $197   $9,270,689 32
2012/10/23 12 $191,326 +30% 745 $257   $9,462,015 33
2012/10/24 12 $160,436 -16% 745 $215   $9,622,451 34
2012/10/25 12 $185,228 +15% 745 $249   $9,807,679 35
2012/10/26 16 $489,627 +164% 736 $665   $10,297,306 36
2012/10/27 - $602,875 +23% 736 $819   $10,900,181 37
2012/10/28 16 $356,991 -41% 736 $485   $11,257,172 38
2012/10/29 - $92,811 -74% 736 $126   $11,349,983 39
2012/10/30 - $153,716 +66% 736 $209   $11,503,699 40
2012/10/31 - $127,114 -17% 736 $173   $11,630,813 41
2012/11/01 - $186,537 +47% 736 $253   $11,817,350 42
2012/11/02 15 $384,884 +106% 622 $619   $12,202,234 43
2012/11/03 15 $565,539 +47% 622 $909   $12,767,773 44
2012/11/04 16 $291,447 -48% 622 $469   $13,059,220 45
2012/11/05 16 $108,811 -63% 622 $175   $13,168,031 46
2012/11/06 17 $118,481 +9% 622 $190   $13,286,512 47
2012/11/07 17 $84,652 -29% 622 $136   $13,371,164 48
2012/11/08 15 $110,682 +31% 622 $178   $13,481,846 49
2012/11/09 14 $333,087 +201% 607 $549   $13,814,933 50
2012/11/10 14 $478,286 +44% 607 $788   $14,293,219 51
2012/11/11 15 $321,551 -33% 607 $530   $14,614,770 52
2012/11/12 15 $154,634 -52% 607 $255   $14,769,404 53
2012/11/13 15 $83,069 -46% 607 $137   $14,852,473 54
2012/11/14 15 $71,038 -14% 607 $117   $14,923,511 55
2012/11/15 14 $63,593 -10% 607 $105   $14,987,104 56
2012/11/16 14 $176,041 +177% 511 $345   $15,163,145 57
2012/11/17 14 $256,403 +46% 511 $502   $15,419,548 58
2012/11/18 14 $152,735 -40% 511 $299   $15,572,283 59
2012/11/19 14 $83,082 -46% 511 $163   $15,655,365 60
2012/11/20 12 $132,678 +60% 511 $260   $15,788,043 61
2012/11/21 - $86,272 -35% 511 $169   $15,874,315 62
2012/11/22 - $56,456 -35% 511 $110   $15,930,771 63
2012/11/23 - $156,582 +177% 242 $647   $16,087,353 64
2012/11/24 - $160,085 +2% 242 $662   $16,247,438 65
2012/11/25 - $76,099 -52% 242 $314   $16,323,537 66
2012/11/26 - $23,486 -69% 242 $97   $16,347,023 67
2012/11/27 - $27,175 +16% 242 $112   $16,374,198 68
2012/11/28 - $25,068 -8% 242 $104   $16,399,266 69
2012/11/29 - $29,293 +17% 242 $121   $16,428,559 70
2012/11/30 - $67,431 +130% 189 $357   $16,495,990 71
2012/12/01 - $94,251 +40% 189 $499   $16,590,241 72
2012/12/02 - $50,819 -46% 189 $269   $16,641,060 73
2012/12/03 - $17,808 -65% 189 $94   $16,658,868 74
2012/12/04 - $19,783 +11% 189 $105   $16,678,651 75
2012/12/05 - $19,830 n/c 189 $105   $16,698,481 76
2012/12/06 - $21,414 +8% 189 $113   $16,719,895 77
2012/12/07 - $43,396 +103% 175 $248   $16,763,291 78
2012/12/08 - $59,260 +37% 175 $339   $16,822,551 79
2012/12/09 - $35,842 -40% 175 $205   $16,858,393 80
2012/12/10 - $12,878 -64% 175 $74   $16,871,271 81
2012/12/11 - $16,656 +29% 175 $95   $16,887,927 82
2012/12/12 - $15,564 -7% 175 $89   $16,903,491 83
2012/12/13 - $17,063 +10% 175 $98   $16,920,554 84
2012/12/14 - $26,037 +53% 125 $208   $16,946,591 85
2012/12/15 - $36,136 +39% 125 $289   $16,982,727 86
2012/12/16 - $25,286 -30% 125 $202   $17,008,013 87
2012/12/17 - $14,364 -43% 125 $115   $17,022,377 88
2012/12/18 - $16,871 +17% 125 $135   $17,039,248 89
2012/12/19 - $14,363 -15% 125 $115   $17,053,611 90
2012/12/20 - $16,025 +12% 125 $128   $17,069,636 91
2012/12/21 - $22,039 +38% 126 $175   $17,091,675 92
2012/12/22 - $29,341 +33% 126 $233   $17,121,016 93
2012/12/23 - $25,714 -12% 126 $204   $17,146,730 94
2012/12/24 - $11,317 -56% 126 $90   $17,158,047 95
2012/12/25 - $13,794 +22% 126 $109   $17,171,841 96
2012/12/26 - $21,740 +58% 126 $173   $17,193,581 97
2012/12/27 - $25,260 +16% 126 $200   $17,218,841 98
2012/12/28 - $29,213 +16% 125 $234   $17,248,054 99
2012/12/29 - $33,505 +15% 125 $268   $17,281,559 100
2012/12/30 - $30,270 -10% 125 $242   $17,311,829 101
2012/12/31 - $16,228 -46% 125 $130   $17,328,057 102
2013/01/01 - $28,065 +73% 125 $225   $17,356,122 103
2013/01/02 - $21,072 -25% 125 $169   $17,377,194 104
2013/01/03 - $21,096 n/c 125 $169   $17,398,290 105
2013/01/04 - $27,063 +28% 98 $276   $17,425,353 106
2013/01/05 - $33,381 +23% 98 $341   $17,458,734 107
2013/01/06 - $20,294 -39% 98 $207   $17,479,028 108
2013/01/07 - $9,246 -54% 98 $94   $17,488,274 109
2013/01/08 - $9,101 -2% 98 $93   $17,497,375 110
2013/01/09 - $7,844 -14% 98 $80   $17,505,219 111
2013/01/10 - $9,550 +22% 98 $97   $17,514,769 112
2013/01/11 - $21,783 +128% 100 $218   $17,536,552 113
2013/01/12 - $28,625 +31% 100 $286   $17,565,177 114
2013/01/13 - $16,304 -43% 100 $163   $17,581,481 115
2013/01/14 - $6,511 -60% 100 $65   $17,587,992 116
2013/01/15 - $6,332 -3% 100 $63   $17,594,324 117
2013/01/16 - $6,614 +4% 100 $66   $17,600,938 118
2013/01/17 - $7,001 +6% 100 $70   $17,607,939 119
2013/01/18 - $13,189 +88% 73 $181   $17,621,128 120
2013/01/19 - $22,103 +68% 73 $303   $17,643,231 121
2013/01/20 - $16,138 -27% 73 $221   $17,659,369 122
2013/01/21 - $11,759 -27% 73 $161   $17,671,128 123
2013/01/22 - $3,869 -67% 73 $53   $17,674,997 124
2013/01/23 - $4,067 +5% 73 $56   $17,679,064 125
2013/01/24 - $4,992 +23% 73 $68   $17,684,056 126
2013/01/25 - $8,983 +80% 56 $160   $17,693,039 127
2013/01/26 - $13,092 +46% 56 $234   $17,706,131 128
2013/01/27 - $7,707 -41% 56 $138   $17,713,838 129
2013/01/28 - $2,367 -69% 56 $42   $17,716,205 130
2013/01/29 - $2,507 +6% 56 $45   $17,718,712 131
2013/01/30 - $2,405 -4% 56 $43   $17,721,117 132
2013/01/31 - $3,131 +30% 56 $56   $17,724,248 133
2013/02/01 - $4,747 +52% 37 $128   $17,728,995 134
2013/02/02 - $7,359 +55% 37 $199   $17,736,354 135
2013/02/03 - $2,216 -70% 37 $60   $17,738,570 136
2013/02/04 - $1,092 -51% 37 $30   $17,739,662 137
2013/02/05 - $1,078 -1% 37 $29   $17,740,740 138
2013/02/06 - $1,075 n/c 37 $29   $17,741,815 139
2013/02/07 - $1,133 +5% 37 $31   $17,742,948 140

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/21 32 $228,359   4 $57,090   $228,359 3
2012/09/28 13 $1,103,946 +383% 102 $10,823   $1,428,785 10
2012/10/05 11 $1,566,526 +42% 221 $7,088   $3,348,865 17
2012/10/12 10 $2,150,064 +37% 726 $2,962   $6,135,509 24
2012/10/19 12 $2,153,247 n/c 745 $2,890   $9,123,872 31
2012/10/26 16 $1,449,493 -33% 736 $1,969   $11,257,172 38
2012/11/02 15 $1,241,870 -14% 622 $1,997   $13,059,220 45
2012/11/09 14 $1,132,924 -9% 607 $1,866   $14,614,770 52
2012/11/16 15 $585,179 -48% 511 $1,145   $15,572,283 59
2012/11/23 18 $392,766 -33% 242 $1,623   $16,323,537 66
2012/11/30 21 $212,501 -46% 189 $1,124   $16,641,060 73
2012/12/07 23 $138,498 -35% 175 $791   $16,858,393 80
2012/12/14 26 $87,459 -37% 125 $700   $17,008,013 87
2012/12/21 31 $77,094 -12% 126 $612   $17,146,730 94
2012/12/28 33 $92,988 +21% 125 $744   $17,311,829 101
2013/01/04 35 $80,738 -13% 98 $824   $17,479,028 108
2013/01/11 39 $66,712 -17% 100 $667   $17,581,481 115
2013/01/18 42 $51,430 -23% 73 $705   $17,659,369 122
2013/01/25 51 $29,782 -42% 56 $532   $17,713,838 129
2013/02/01 61 $14,322 -52% 37 $387   $17,738,570 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/17/20133243,352 243,352$3,231,715$3,231,7151
2/24/20131087,537-64% 330,889$1,198,382$4,430,0962
3/3/20131944,416-49% 375,305$608,055$5,038,1513
3/10/20131546,795+5% 422,100$467,950$5,506,1014
3/17/20131545,884-2% 467,984$627,693$6,133,7945
3/24/20132513,280-71% 481,264$174,234$6,308,0286
3/31/20132736,398+174% 517,662$459,707$6,767,7357
4/21/20132024,047 567,098$283,274$7,357,71810
4/28/20132027,031+12% 594,129$274,094$7,631,81211
6/16/20132716,838 680,929$173,768$8,650,25518

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/17/2013751,453 51,453$882,418$882,4181
2/24/20131815,461-70% 66,914$282,785$1,165,2032

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