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Pixels (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $78,747,585Details
International Box Office $165,378,715Details
Worldwide Box Office $244,126,300
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,989,299 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,264,957 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,254,256
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they're going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults -- and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten, a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
16% - Rotten
Audience
46% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$90,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 24th, 2015 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: July 16th, 2015 (Wide) (South Korea)
July 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (France)
July 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Iceland)
July 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Jamaica)
July 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Switzerland)
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Video Release: October 6th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language and suggestive comments.
(Rating bulletin 2376, 6/2/2015)
Running Time: 105 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Ghostbusters
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Keywords: Video Game, Alien Invasion, Digital Cinematography, 3-D, 3-D - Post-production Conversion
Source:Based on Short Film
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: 1492 Pictures, Happy Madison, Film Croppers Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,136 $46,125 Nov 6, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,245 $53,764 Oct 30, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,084 $102,389 Oct 23, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 919 $168,790 Oct 16, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 707 $289,632 Oct 9, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 571 $471,116 Oct 2, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 492 $773,130 Sep 25, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 728 $708,243 Sep 18, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 746 $1,120,006 Sep 11, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 686 $1,856,256 Sep 4, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,248 $1,536,865 Aug 28, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,409 $2,144,316 Aug 21, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,410 $3,367,260 Aug 14, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,316 $5,435,539 Aug 7, 2015 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 653 $50,923,755 Jul 31, 2015 13
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 976 $10,503,023 Jul 31, 2015 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 954 $6,482,471 Jul 26, 2015 3
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 147 $24,011,616 Jul 24, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 649 $24,011,616 Jul 24, 2015 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,005 $24,011,616 Jul 24, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 184 3,723 Jul 24, 2015 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,166 $8,418,635 Jul 25, 2015 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 759 $9,110,510 Jul 24, 2015 1
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 442 $9,110,510 Jul 24, 2015 1

Cast

   Brenner
   Cooper
   Violet
   Eddie
   Ludlow
Brian Cox    Admiral Porter
Sean Bean    Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
Jane Krakowski    First Lady Jane Cooper
Dan Aykroyd    1982 Championship MC
Affion Crockett    Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Lainie Kazan    Mickey Lamonsoff
Ashley Benson    Lady Lisa
Denis Akiyama    Professor Iwatani
Thomas McCarthy    Michael the Robot
Tim Herlihy    Defense Secretary
Jacqueline Sandler    President's Assistant Jennifer
Jared Sandler    White House Junior Aide Jared
William S. Taylor    Navy Secretary
Rose Rollins    White House Press Secretary
Tucker Smallwood    CIA Chief
Serena Williams    Herself
Martha Stewart    Herself
Allen Covert    Abusive Citizen
Bill Lake    NY Police Commissioner
Mark Whalen    Colonel Devereux
Dan Patrick    White House Reporter #1
Robert Smigel    White House Reporter #2
Steve Koren    White House Reporter #3
Sadie Sandler    Lemonadie Sadie
Sunny Sandler    Sweet Scout Girl
Hannah Covert    Arcader Choir Girl
Abigail Covert    Classroom Scout Girl
Sienna James    Classroom Scout Girl
Shea James    Classroom Scout Girl
Chris Titone    Soccer Player
Jonathan Loughran    White House Gate Guard
Toru Iwatani    Electric Dream Factory Repairman
Anthony Ippolito    13-year old Brenner
Jared Riley    13-year old Cooper
Andrew Bambridge    13-year old Eddie
Jacob Shinder    8-year old Ludlow
Jack Fulton    Little Boy on London Street
Kevin Grady    Samurai Gamer
Bridget Graham    Cyber Chickz
Jocelyn Hudon    Cyber Chickz
Margaret Killingbeck    Old Woman in London Apartment
Ron Mustafaa    Indian Teenage Boy
Meher Pavri    Indian Teenage Girl
Annika Pergament    News Reporter
Lamont James    Seal
James Preston Rogers    Seal
Bola Olubowale    Seal
Rob Archer    Seal
Mark Sparks    Fighter Pilot
Steve Wiebe    DARPA Scientist
Sara Haines    TV News Anchor
Derwin Phillips    Secret Service Man
Michael Boisvert    Secret Service Man
Colleen Reynolds    Abusive Citizen
Jimi Shlag    Abusive Citizen
Emily Jenkins    Abusive Citizen
Sistah Lois    Sergeant Cohan's Mother
Andrew McMichael    Arcade Employee
Gary Douglas    DC Valet
Eric Trask    Warden
Susie McLean    Press Person
Daryl Hall    Himself
John Oates    Himself
Matt Frewer    Max Headroom
Billy West    Additional Character Voice
Holly Beavon    Additional Character Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tim Herlihy
Screenwriter    Timothy Dowling
Story-Screen Story    Tim Herlihy
Based on the short film by    Patrick Jean
Producer    Adam Sandler
Producer    Chris Columbus
Producer    Mark Radcliffe
Producer    Allen Covert
Executive Producer    Barry Bernardi
Executive Producer    Michael Barnathan
Executive Producer    Jack Giarraputo
Executive Producer    Steve Koren
Executive Producer    Heather Parry
Executive Producer    Seth Gordon
Executive Producer    Ben Waisbren
Executive Producer    La Peikang
Executive Producer    Patrick Jean
Executive Producer    Benjamin Darras
Executive Producer    Johnny Alves
Executive Producer    Matias Boucard
Director of Photography    Amir Mokri
Production Designer    Peter Wenham
Editor    Hughes Winborne
Composer    Henry Jackman
Visual Effects Supervisor    Matthew Butler
Co-Producer    Kevin Grady
Costume Designer    Christine Wada
Casting Director    Angela Demo
Casting Director    Barbara J. McCarthy
Unit Production Manager    David Witz
Unit Production Manager    Lyn Lucibello-Brancatella
First Assistant Director    K.C. Hodenfield
Second Assistant Director    Jack Boem
Visual Effects Producer    Denise Davis
Associate Producer    Lyn Lucibello-Brancatella
Associate Producer    David Witz
Associate Producer    K.C. Hodenfield
Associate Producer    Yuka Kato
Art Director    Richard L. Johnson
Art Director    Peter Grundy
Set Decorator    Rosemary Brandenberg
Set Decorator    Rosalie Board
Script Supervisor    Shane Scott
Costume Designer-Assistant Costume Designer    Tamsin Costello
Costume Designer-Assistant Costume Designer    Madeleine Stewart
Costume Supervisor    Nancy Capper
Make up    Ann Pala
Make up    Jo-Ann MacNeil
Make up    Iantha Goldberg
Hairstylist    Vincent Sullivan
Hairstylist    Carol Hartwick
Special Effects Supervisor    Burt Dalton
Special Effects Coordinator    Laird McMurray
Special Effects    Barry Watkins
Special Effects    Shane Million
Additional Casting-Casting Associate    Alice Peterson
Additional Casting-Casting Assistant    Yasmine Taylor
Additional Casting-Extras Casting    Zameret Kleiman
Second Unit Director    Bob Brown
First Assistant Director-Second Unit    Randol Perleman-Taylor
Second Assistant Director-Second Unit    Penny Charter
Second Assistant Director-Second Unit    Craig Newman
Second Assistant Director-Second Unit    Aric Dupere
Additional Editor    Peck Prior
Additional Editor    John Breinholt
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Boeddeker
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Summers
Supervising Sound Editor    Steve Slanec
Sound Designer    Steve Boeddeker
Sound Effects Editor    Adam Kopald
Sound Effects Editor    Luke Dunn Gielmuda
Sound Effects Editor    David Hughes
Dialogue Editor    Rich Quinn
Dialogue Editor    Michael Silvers
Foley Mixer    Chris Manning
Music Supervisor    Kevin Grady
Additional Music    Halli Cauthery
Music Editor    Daniel Pinder
Music Editor    Carl Kaller
Score Mixer    Alan Meyerson
Foley Mixer    Chris Fogel
Animation    Buck Buckley
Animation    Chris Endicott
Animation    Rusty Gray
Animation    Ellen Hoffmann
Animation    Brad Lincoln
Animation    Pericles Michielin
Animation    Scott Paquin
Stunt Coordinator    Bob Brown

Home Market Numbers: Pixels Can't Take on Indominus Rex

December 3rd, 2015

Jurassic World

There were five new releases for the week of October 20th that reached the top 30 on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for November 1st. This includes three in the top five. However, none of them were able to top Jurassic World. The film remained in first place selling 867,000 units / $15.52 million for the week giving it running tallies of 3.17 million units / $69.97 million after two weeks of release. It was able to jump ahead of The Avengers: Age of Ultron and into fourth place on the yearly chart. More...

Home Market Releases for October 27th, 2015

October 26th, 2015

Mad Men: Season 7, Part 2

It's the week of double-dips, as there are five double-dips for films that would normally be Pick of the Week contenders, but only if you don't have them already. Army Of Darkness has been released so many times, it is hard to keep track of them all. Same with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you don't own either of these movies, you need to buy them. However, most fans will already have them. Because of this, I'm giving the Pick of the Week to Mad Men. I reviewed Season Seven, Part Two, but the Complete Series Megaset is the better deal. More...

Home Market Releases for October 6th, 2015

October 7th, 2015

When Marnie Was There

The home market release report is a little late this week, because in our ongoing attempt to improve our site, we are looking at the format of this column and it will change shortly. (Also, this week both Amazon and Rotten Tomatoes were acting up. I had to download a script blocker and block all scripts on Rotten Tomatoes. Certain things no longer work, but at least it doesn't cause Firefox to freeze every ten minutes.) The biggest release of the week is The Avengers: The Age of Ultron, sort of. It came out last Friday, not this Tuesday. I'm waiting for my copy to arrive so I can do a full review. Meanwhile, the best new release of the week is When Marnie Was There in Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hotel Transylvania Climbs into the Record Book

September 28th, 2015

Everest

Hotel Transylvania 2 was surprisingly strong this past weekend, topping expectations and entering the record book. It wasn't the only new release of the week. The Intern matched expectations nearly perfectly. On the other hand, Everest struggled and The Green Inferno barely made a peep. The overall box office pulled in $138 million, which is 22% higher than last weekend and 29% higher than the same weekend last year. 2015's lead over 2014 has grown to $470 million or 6.3%. This year we have a running tally of $7.96 billion compared to $7.49 billion from last year. There's just three months left in the year, so 2015's lead looks safer and safer every passing weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hotel Transylvania 2 Breaks September Record

September 27th, 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2

Hotel Transylvania 2 is off to an impressive start this weekend with a new record weekend for September, according to Sony’s estimate released on Sunday. The animated comedy is expected to earn $47.5 million, beating the record held by the first film in the franchise, which debuted with $42.5 million this time in 2012. It’s also on the high end of expectations, which had it coming in the high 30s or low 40s. It’s a welcome turnaround for Adam Sandler, after a string of flops, but even more so for Sony Pictures, which has had a dismal year so far, with no film earning more than Pixels $76.7 million before now. More...

International Box Office: Runner Breaks Out to an Early Lead

September 23rd, 2015

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials rose to first place with $43.3 million in 67 markets over the weekend for a total of $78.0 million internationally and $108.3 million worldwide. The film's biggest opening came from South Korea, but it only managed second place there with $5.66 million on 804 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $7.20 million. On the other hand, the film dominated the Russian box office with $4.19 million on 2,328 screens. The original movie opened stronger in Russia, but The Scorch Trials performed better in its opening in South Korea. Given these results, it is still too soon to tell how well this film will do compared to its predecessor. That said, it already has more worldwide than it cost to make. In fact, it almost has enough worldwide to pay for its entire production budget. Its advertising budget would have to be much larger than expected for it to not break even sooner rather than later. More...

International Box Office: Mission: Accomplished

September 17th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation rocketed up the chart into first place with $91.3 million in 63 markets over the weekend... sort of. This includes $86.42 million during the film's six-day opening in China. Its three-day weekend number is a lot smaller than that, but still enough for first place. Overall, the film now has $424.8 million internationally and $612.9 million worldwide. It became only the second film in the franchise to reach the $600 million mark worldwide. This is more than enough to break even, so it should come as no surprise that there's another installment in the works. More...

International Box Office: Genisys Reborn in China

August 27th, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

Terminator Genisys earned $26.97 million on Sunday in China. That was enough for first place in that market over the entire weekend. In fact, that was enough for first place internationally. Adding in one holdover market, and the movie made $27.4 million in 2 markets for totals of $264.0 million internationally and $353.1 million worldwide. One final note, China is already the film's biggest single market and it could save the franchise and make another installment likely. More...

International Box Office: Mission Completes Hattrick, but International Fair Thrives

August 20th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation remained in first place for the third weekend in a row with $46.1 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $235.3 million internationally and $373.6 million worldwide. The film's biggest opening was in France where it easily earned first place with $7.96 million on 719 screens. It also earned first place with $2.99 million on 947 screens in Brazil. The film isn't quite done its international run. It opens in Italy this weekend and China next month. It should have no trouble getting to $300 million internationally and could get all the way to $500 million worldwide. China could be a huge market for the movie. More...

International Box Office: Rogue Remains Massive, While Fantastic Fairs Better

August 13th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation expanded over the weekend and saw its weekend haul grow, but by a tiny amount. It pulled in $65.5 million in 59 markets over the weekend for totals of $156.7 million internationally and $264.5 million worldwide. The film earned first place in a trio of major markets, led by Russia where it made $4.07 million on 1,125 screens. It also debuted in Germany ($2.84 million on 612) and Spain ($1.73 million on 603). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Japan with $4.60 million on 600 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $6.07 million. Jurassic World earned first place in Japan, so that's hardly a poor opening. Its biggest market overall was South Korea, where it made $6.57 million on 818 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $31.99 million. The film is below average for the franchise so far, but that's still enough to break even and justify yet another installment. More...

International Box Office: Rogue Nation Goes International

August 6th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opened in first place on the international chart with $64.5 million in 41 markets. Its biggest opening by far came in South Korea, where it made $13.80 million on 1,202 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.90 million. That total opening was more than twice the film's second biggest opening, $8.31 million in 572 theaters in the U.K. The film also had major market openings in Mexico ($4.17 million) and in Australia ($3.68 million). The film has yet to open in most major markets, including Germany, Russia, Spain, and Japan. The film opens in all four this weekend, so it should strong on the international chart. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Impossible Mission has Plausible Opening

August 4th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation matched expectations close enough to call it a victory. Meanwhile, Vacation came within 10% of Friday's predictions, but unfortunately, we weren't predicting box office success, so that's not a good thing. With the holdovers slumping as summer ends, the overall box office dipped 3.2% from last weekend. That's not the problem. The problem is the 21% drop-off from the same weekend last year. Granted, Guardians of the Galaxy broke records when it opened this weekend last year, but a 21% drop-off is still troublesome. 2015 still leads 2014 by a substantial margin at $6.67 billion to $6.25 billion, so unless 2015 really crashes, it will still have a lead going into the winter holidays. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rogue Nation Takes Off with $56 Million

August 2nd, 2015

Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation will comfortably win the weekend at the box office, with Paramount projecting a total of $56 million on Sunday morning. That’s a very respectable performance by any measure, although it falls short of the franchise record, which was set by Mission: Impossible 2 15 years ago. It’s early days yet, but the prospects of another franchise chapter making around $200 million seem good, based on the excellent reviews this outing has been receiving. Overseas business is reportedly very good so far, although we don’t yet have any official figures. More...

Weekend Predictions: Mission has Impossible Mission

July 30th, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation shouldn't have any trouble earning first place over the weekend. In fact, it should make more than the rest of the top five combined. On the downside, its real competition isn't the other films in theaters, but Guardians of the Galaxy, which set the August weekend box office record when it opened this weekend last year. Rogue Nation could have a record-opening for the franchise and still not come close to Guardians of the Galaxy. The only other new wide release of the week is Vacation, which started on Wednesday. Its reviews are terrible and its box office chances are not much better. Since nothing will top Guardians of the Galaxy's record-breaking opening, it seems 2015 will end the month on a losing note. Hopefully this is just a momentary hiccup and not an omen for how the rest of the summer will go. More...

International Box Office: Monster Hunt Chomps Chinese Record Book

July 29th, 2015

Monster Hunt

Monster Hunt remained in first place on the international chart with $46 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $225 million. The film again dominated its home market (China) earning $113.16 million over the full week for a running tally of $221.41 million after eleven days of release. It became the biggest Chinese film in its native market and the third biggest film of all time, behind Transformers: Age of Extinction and the current record holder, Furious 7. More...

Contest: Pixel Perfect: Winning Announcement

July 29th, 2015

The winners of our Pixel Perfectcontest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Pixels opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ant-Man Towers Over Pixels

July 28th, 2015

Ant-Man

Ant-Man unexpectedly repeated on top of the weekend box office, as Pixels failed to meet expectations by a sizable margin. In fact, only Southpaw beat expectations. The overall box office sunk as a result, down 22% from last weekend to $151 million. Worse still, this was 2.3% lower than the same weekend last year. Fortunately, 2015 has won a lot more weeks than it has lost and has built up an impressive 8.2% lead over 2014 at $6.45 billion to $5.96 billion. It isn't impossible for 2015 to lose a lead that large, but I'm cautiously optimistic that it can see this lead grow through to the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ant-Man Defeats Poor Pixels

July 26th, 2015

Pixels

Three new wide releases and three returning movies that are still pulling in good crowds will produce a box office chart with no knock-out winner this weekend. That’s in large part thanks to a disappointing debut from Pixels. The Adam Sandler/Kevin James-comedy/adventure-Ghostbusters/wannabe will earn about $24 million this weekend, according to Sony’s Sunday estimate. That puts it in danger of not even earning back its marketing budget domestically, let alone starting to recover the $88 million production budget. It also means that Ant-Man will top the charts for a second weekend. More...

Friday Estimates: Pixels Struggling in Crowded Market

July 25th, 2015

Pixels

Three mid-tier new releases combined with three returning hits made for a very crowded market on Friday, with all six films earning over $5 million for the day. Pixels emerged the winner with $9.2 million, according to studio estimates, but that far from guarantees a weekend win for the film. Based on previous opening weekend ratios for Adam Sandler movies, we can expect a Friday-weekend multiplier for the film around 2.9, which puts it on course for a $27 million debut. Current studio tracking suggests it will fall short of that mark, with more like $24 million. Either way, that’s not a great start for a film with an $88 million budget and a seemingly attractive premise. Sandler’s drawing power is clearly on the wane, at least domestically. The film has somewhat better prospects overseas, and early reports show it performing well. More...

Weekend Predictions: Is Pixels Poised to Top the Weekend Chart?

July 24th, 2015

Pixels

Pixels leads a group of three wide releases looking to battle for limited box office dollars. It appears to be on track for first place, but with not as much as I anticipated at the beginning of the month. This is partially explained by its reviews which are lower than the 30% to 40% positive range I was anticipating. Paper Towns is earning much better reviews, but still barely above the overall positive level. Finally there's Southpaw, which is earning mixed reviews and its buzz is weak, so it will likely be outside the top five over the weekend. Both Ant-Man and Minions should continue to perform well, with the former having a shot at first place, if Pixels flops. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases that did quite well, Lucy and Hercules. I don't think any of the new releases this week will come close to earning the same as Lucy did, but I think the depth is better this year, so 2015 will still come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Ant Machina: Winning Announcement

July 23rd, 2015

The winners of our Ant Machina contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Ant Man opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Pixel Perfect

July 16th, 2015

Next weekend, there are three wide releases, two of which should do well at the box office. Paper Towns will very likely be the best film coming out next week, while Pixels will very likely be the biggest. (On the other hand, Southpaw looks like busted Oscar-bait and I'm not bullish about its chances.) I don't know if Pixels will be one of the biggest hits of the summer, but it should be the biggest hit of the week and as such, 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 Pixels.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Blu-ray. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize featuring a previously reviewed DVD or Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: July

July 1st, 2015

Minions

June was a much better month than expected due to two films, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Had those two films merely matched expectations, then 2015 would have likely fallen behind 2014. As for this coming month, there are five weekends in July and each week there is at least one film with the potential to reach $100 million. Most weeks there are two films that at least have a shot at getting to the century mark. The biggest hit of the month will likely be Minions, which has already opened in several international markets and it's ahead of Despicable Me 2 at the same point. That film made more than $300 million and nearly $1 billion worldwide, so any growth would be fantastic. There are also a number of potential $200 million films, led by Ant-man. Ant-man is the latest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that has averaged $300 million domestically over eleven films and all of the past six films have reached at least $200 million. I'm not saying this one is guaranteed to do the same, but you can't dismiss that possibility. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Pixels have smaller chances to get to $200 million, but you have to at least entertain the possibility. Additionally, last July was a lot weaker than this July looks to be, so 2015 should win in the year-over-year comparison most weeks. Or I might have let the box office success of June cloud my judgment. We will soon find out. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/24 2 $24,011,616   3,723 $6,450   $24,011,616 3
2015/07/31 5 $10,503,023 -56% 3,723 $2,821   $45,714,520 10
2015/08/07 9 $5,435,539 -48% 2,864 $1,898   $57,650,843 17
2015/08/14 11 $3,367,260 -38% 2,176 $1,547   $64,485,041 24
2015/08/21 14 $2,144,316 -36% 1,349 $1,590   $68,556,505 31
2015/08/28 18 $1,536,865 -28% 1,005 $1,529   $70,971,829 38
2015/09/04 16 $1,856,256 +21% 1,420 $1,307   $73,305,570 45
2015/09/11 18 $1,120,006 -40% 1,040 $1,077   $75,330,199 52
2015/09/18 20 $708,243 -37% 760 $932   $76,283,263 59
2015/09/25 15 $773,130 +9% 503 $1,537   $77,229,935 66
2015/10/02 14 $471,116 -39% 331 $1,423   $77,812,010 73
2015/10/09 22 $289,632 -39% 238 $1,217   $78,202,755 80
2015/10/16 25 $168,790 -42% 182 $927   $78,464,337 87
2015/10/23 31 $102,389 -39% 139 $737   $78,604,981 94
2015/10/30 44 $53,764 -47% 115 $468   $78,680,918 101
2015/11/06 45 $46,125 -14% 81 $569   $78,747,585 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/24 1 $9,110,510   3,723 $2,447   $9,110,510 1
2015/07/25 3 $8,418,635 -8% 3,723 $2,261   $17,529,145 2
2015/07/26 3 $6,482,471 -23% 3,723 $1,741   $24,011,616 3
2015/07/27 3 $2,861,631 -56% 3,723 $769   $26,873,247 4
2015/07/28 3 $3,706,678 +30% 3,723 $996   $30,579,925 5
2015/07/29 4 $2,385,701 -36% 3,723 $641   $32,965,626 6
2015/07/30 4 $2,245,871 -6% 3,723 $603   $35,211,497 7
2015/07/31 5 $3,167,193 +41% 3,723 $851   $38,378,690 8
2015/08/01 5 $4,166,723 +32% 3,723 $1,119   $42,545,413 9
2015/08/02 5 $3,169,107 -24% 3,723 $851   $45,714,520 10
2015/08/03 5 $1,642,852 -48% 3,723 $441   $47,357,372 11
2015/08/04 5 $2,103,250 +28% 3,723 $565   $49,460,622 12
2015/08/05 6 $1,463,133 -30% 3,723 $393   $50,923,755 13
2015/08/06 5 $1,291,549 -12% 3,723 $347   $52,215,304 14
2015/08/07 9 $1,626,405 +26% 2,864 $568   $53,841,709 15
2015/08/08 9 $2,206,990 +36% 2,864 $771   $56,048,699 16
2015/08/09 9 $1,602,144 -27% 2,864 $559   $57,650,843 17
2015/08/10 7 $794,833 -50% 2,864 $278   $58,445,676 18
2015/08/11 7 $1,263,011 +59% 2,864 $441   $59,708,687 19
2015/08/12 8 $760,809 -40% 2,864 $266   $60,469,496 20
2015/08/13 8 $648,285 -15% 2,864 $226   $61,117,781 21
2015/08/14 11 $966,854 +49% 2,176 $444   $62,084,635 22
2015/08/15 11 $1,408,200 +46% 2,176 $647   $63,492,835 23
2015/08/16 11 $992,206 -30% 2,176 $456   $64,485,041 24
2015/08/17 11 $445,946 -55% 2,176 $205   $64,930,987 25
2015/08/18 10 $639,036 +43% 2,176 $294   $65,570,023 26
2015/08/19 11 $436,256 -32% 2,176 $200   $66,006,279 27
2015/08/20 12 $405,910 -7% 2,176 $187   $66,412,189 28
2015/08/21 14 $606,201 +49% 1,349 $449   $67,018,390 29
2015/08/22 14 $928,852 +53% 1,349 $689   $67,947,242 30
2015/08/23 14 $609,263 -34% 1,349 $452   $68,556,505 31
2015/08/24 14 $205,154 -66% 1,349 $152   $68,761,659 32
2015/08/25 14 $286,118 +39% 1,349 $212   $69,047,777 33
2015/08/26 15 $203,820 -29% 1,326 $154   $69,251,597 34
2015/08/27 15 $183,367 -10% 1,326 $138   $69,434,964 35
2015/08/28 - $358,345 +95% 1,005 $357   $69,793,309 36
2015/08/29 - $715,963 +100% 1,005 $712   $70,509,272 37
2015/08/30 15 $462,557 -35% 1,005 $460   $70,971,829 38
2015/08/31 - $119,639 -74% 1,005 $119   $71,091,468 39
2015/09/01 - $143,178 +20% 1,005 $142   $71,234,646 40
2015/09/02 - $109,847 -23% 1,005 $109   $71,344,493 41
2015/09/03 - $104,821 -5% 1,005 $104   $71,449,314 42
2015/09/04 - $370,723 +254% 1,420 $261   $71,820,037 43
2015/09/05 15 $740,574 +100% 1,420 $522   $72,560,611 44
2015/09/06 15 $744,959 +1% 1,420 $525   $73,305,570 45
2015/09/07 14 $684,627 -8% 1,420 $482   $73,990,197 46
2015/09/08 - $95,756 -86% 1,420 $67   $74,085,953 47
2015/09/09 - $66,381 -31% 1,420 $47   $74,152,334 48
2015/09/10 - $57,859 -13% 1,420 $41   $74,210,193 49
2015/09/11 - $222,536 +285% 1,040 $214   $74,432,729 50
2015/09/12 - $559,617 +151% 1,040 $538   $74,992,346 51
2015/09/13 14 $337,853 -40% 1,040 $325   $75,330,199 52
2015/09/14 - $78,363 -77% 1,040 $75   $75,408,562 53
2015/09/15 - $73,407 -6% 1,040 $71   $75,481,969 54
2015/09/16 - $51,001 -31% 1,040 $49   $75,532,970 55
2015/09/17 - $42,050 -18% 1,040 $40   $75,575,020 56
2015/09/18 - $152,378 +262% 760 $200   $75,727,398 57
2015/09/19 - $348,590 +129% 760 $459   $76,075,988 58
2015/09/20 - $207,275 -41% 760 $273   $76,283,263 59
2015/09/21 - $36,887 -82% 760 $49   $76,320,150 60
2015/09/22 - $49,756 +35% 760 $65   $76,369,906 61
2015/09/23 - $52,140 +5% 760 $69   $76,422,046 62
2015/09/24 - $34,759 -33% 760 $46   $76,456,805 63
2015/09/25 13 $269,822 +676% 503 $536   $76,726,627 64
2015/09/26 14 $398,367 +48% 503 $792   $77,124,994 65
2015/09/27 - $115,523 -71% 503 $230   $77,240,517 66
2015/09/28 - $23,620 -80% 503 $47   $77,264,137 67
2015/09/29 - $30,118 +28% 503 $60   $77,294,255 68
2015/09/30 - $22,594 -25% 503 $45   $77,316,849 69
2015/10/01 - $24,045 +6% 503 $48   $77,340,894 70
2015/10/02 14 $139,143 +479% 331 $420   $77,480,037 71
2015/10/03 13 $226,420 +63% 331 $684   $77,706,457 72
2015/10/04 13 $105,553 -53% 331 $319   $77,812,010 73
2015/10/05 - $21,968 -79% 331 $66   $77,833,978 74
2015/10/06 15 $27,811 +27% 331 $84   $77,861,789 75
2015/10/07 15 $23,495 -16% 331 $71   $77,885,284 76
2015/10/08 14 $27,839 +18% 331 $84   $77,913,123 77
2015/10/09 - $74,945 +169% 238 $315   $77,988,068 78
2015/10/10 - $136,962 +83% 238 $575   $78,125,030 79
2015/10/11 - $77,725 -43% 238 $327   $78,202,755 80
2015/10/30 - $14,040   115 $122   $78,641,194 99
2015/10/31 - $16,258 +16% 115 $141   $78,657,452 100
2015/11/01 - $23,466 +44% 115 $204   $78,680,918 101

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/24 3 $35,211,497   3,723 $9,458   $35,211,497 7
2015/07/31 5 $17,003,807 -52% 3,723 $4,567   $52,215,304 14
2015/08/07 9 $8,902,477 -48% 2,864 $3,108   $61,117,781 21
2015/08/14 11 $5,294,408 -41% 2,176 $2,433   $66,412,189 28
2015/08/21 14 $3,022,775 -43% 1,326 $2,280   $69,434,964 35
2015/08/28 18 $2,014,350 -33% 1,005 $2,004   $71,449,314 42
2015/09/04 16 $2,760,879 +37% 1,420 $1,944   $74,210,193 49
2015/09/11 18 $1,364,827 -51% 1,040 $1,312   $75,575,020 56
2015/09/18 20 $881,785 -35% 760 $1,160   $76,456,805 63
2015/09/25 15 $884,089 n/c 503 $1,758   $77,340,894 70
2015/10/02 15 $572,229 -35% 331 $1,729   $77,913,123 77
2015/10/09 22 $382,424 -33% 238 $1,607   $78,295,547 84
2015/10/16 27 $207,045 -46% 238 $870   $78,502,592 91
2015/10/23 34 $124,562 -40% 139 $896   $78,627,154 98
2015/10/30 42 $74,306 -40% 115 $646   $78,701,460 105

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 7/23/2015 $2,296,649 217 217 974 $7,911,909 10/20/2015
Australia 9/10/2015 $1,411,634 445 445 2251 $9,284,419 10/26/2015
Austria 7/31/2015 $298,271 120 122 857 $1,324,108 11/17/2015
Bahrain 7/23/2015 $86,135 6 6 6 $86,135 7/30/2015
Belgium 7/29/2015 $259,776 80 83 431 $949,791 10/13/2015
Bolivia 7/23/2015 $125,643 27 27 168 $709,832 10/6/2015
Brazil 7/23/2015 $3,109,606 754 754 2634 $9,968,542 10/20/2015
Bulgaria 7/24/2015 $22,505 53 53 111 $119,063 10/6/2015
Central America 7/23/2015 $702,158 147 147 176 $2,104,912 9/30/2015
Chile 7/23/2015 $0 0 60 73 $1,500,278 10/6/2015
China 9/15/2015 $7,170,000 0 177 291 $15,555,414 10/13/2015
Colombia 7/23/2015 $0 0 46 63 $3,398,817 10/6/2015
Croatia 7/23/2015 $0 0 17 22 $88,976 9/22/2015
Czech Republic 8/13/2015 $147,605 54 77 395 $661,372 10/16/2015
Denmark 8/13/2015 $0 0 16 25 $243,574 9/18/2015
Dominican Republic 8/13/2015 $0 0 1 1 $76,162 9/9/2015
Ecuador 7/24/2015 $355,434 98 98 189 $1,307,389 9/30/2015
Estonia 7/24/2015 $0 0 16 18 $54,621 9/9/2015
Finland 8/7/2015 $54,331 101 101 203 $202,008 10/6/2015
France 7/22/2015 $1,685,555 500 500 1619 $5,560,341 9/22/2015
Germany 7/30/2015 $0 0 939 6170 $10,277,373 10/27/2015
Greece 7/30/2015 $65,906 40 40 113 $288,652 9/9/2015
Hong Kong 8/20/2015 $0 0 83 186 $2,222,068 9/30/2015
Hungary 7/30/2015 $114,264 63 63 237 $417,313 10/20/2015
Iceland 7/22/2015 $0 0 1 4 $67,444 9/30/2015
India 7/31/2015 $239,618 334 334 354 $333,207 8/11/2015
Indonesia 7/29/2015 $1,248,393 248 248 367 $1,844,359 9/9/2015
Israel 7/23/2015 $163,284 41 41 180 $804,480 9/22/2015
Italy 7/25/2015 $195,148 0 370 435 $3,609,586 10/20/2015
Jamaica 7/22/2015 $15,453 5 5 5 $15,453 7/30/2015
Japan 9/12/2015 $1,788,945 620 620 2912 $8,685,971 12/1/2015
Kuwait 7/23/2015 $209,651 14 14 14 $209,651 7/30/2015
Latvia 7/24/2015 $0 0 12 15 $79,374 9/9/2015
Lebanon 7/23/2015 $99,608 18 18 41 $293,444 9/9/2015
Lithuania 7/24/2015 $17,032 123 123 254 $55,816 8/11/2015
Malaysia 8/13/2015 $706,429 141 141 534 $1,688,565 9/30/2015
Mexico 7/24/2015 $3,520,626 0 183 295 $11,971,491 9/30/2015
Netherlands 8/20/2015 $316,843 102 108 533 $1,209,992 11/3/2015
New Zealand 9/24/2015 $143,613 101 101 523 $1,022,741 12/1/2015
Norway 8/7/2015 $0 0 20 32 $269,731 9/18/2015
Oman 7/23/2015 $44,407 13 13 13 $44,407 7/30/2015
Peru 7/30/2015 $737,596 183 183 341 $2,483,506 9/22/2015
Philippines 8/26/2015 $993,942 192 192 394 $1,992,819 10/13/2015
Poland 7/24/2015 $0 0 8 10 $654,035 9/18/2015
Portugal 7/30/2015 $0 0 2 3 $362,366 9/18/2015
Qatar 7/23/2015 $101,571 8 8 8 $101,571 7/30/2015
Romania 7/24/2015 $79,458 61 61 167 $238,355 9/22/2015
Russia (CIS) 7/23/2015 $2,568,247 1734 1735 4954 $6,138,084 10/13/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 7/23/2015 $0 0 3 7 $34,181 9/30/2015
Singapore 8/13/2015 $585,514 49 49 174 $1,524,003 9/30/2015
Slovakia 7/23/2015 $36,018 59 59 96 $99,057 9/30/2015
Slovenia 7/23/2015 $12,079 17 17 54 $54,148 9/30/2015
South Africa 7/24/2015 $0 0 112 121 $634,212 9/30/2015
South Korea 7/16/2015 $2,802,603 557 557 911 $4,599,102 8/5/2015
Spain 7/24/2015 $1,213,113 474 474 2236 $6,260,811 6/9/2016
Sweden 8/12/2015 $0 0 45 116 $724,810 10/20/2015
Switzerland 7/22/2015 $66,517 35 95 240 $586,923 8/18/2015
Taiwan 8/20/2015 $463,683 100 100 218 $1,208,687 9/18/2015
Thailand 8/20/2015 $313,572 132 132 297 $1,334,406 9/18/2015
Trinidad 7/22/2015 $65,906 16 16 25 $303,467 9/22/2015
Turkey 8/21/2015 $273,758 206 206 528 $599,722 9/18/2015
Ukraine 7/23/2015 $248,070 206 206 721 $721,158 9/30/2015
United Arab Emirates 7/23/2015 $659,086 71 71 75 $1,273,498 9/30/2015
United Kingdom 8/12/2015 $4,157,456 511 516 3576 $13,083,853 11/3/2015
Uruguay 7/23/2015 $73,830 20 21 139 $442,044 10/20/2015
Venezuela 7/23/2015 $941,179 63 63 772 $11,283,506 6/9/2016
Vietnam 8/14/2015 $210,611 99 99 184 $455,349 9/18/2015
 
Rest of World $1,666,261
 
International Total$165,378,715 6/9/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/1/20153159,413 159,413$2,525,102$2,525,1024
11/8/2015471,994-55% 231,407$1,150,464$3,675,5665
11/15/2015946,965-35% 278,372$620,877$4,296,4436
11/22/2015929,533-37% 307,905$448,311$4,744,7547
11/29/20153076,292+158% 384,197$1,096,316$5,841,0708
12/6/20151252,243-32% 436,440$812,379$6,653,4499
12/13/20151826,059-50% 462,499$412,775$7,066,22410
12/20/20152553,949+107% 516,448$769,313$7,835,53611
12/27/20153039,317-27% 555,765$456,077$8,291,61312
1/3/20162520,670-47% 576,435$210,214$8,501,82713
3/13/2016308,970 652,708$88,534$9,384,87023

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/1/20152143,356 143,356$3,193,982$3,193,9824
11/8/2015451,059-64% 194,415$1,344,396$4,538,3785
11/15/2015825,155-51% 219,570$564,970$5,103,3486
11/22/20151118,112-28% 237,682$371,482$5,474,8307
12/6/20151927,635 278,749$569,280$6,320,8089
3/13/2016530,264 328,580$529,322$7,192,35323

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