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Playing for Keeps (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,103,272Details
International Box Office $14,702,360
Worldwide Box Office $27,805,632
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,212,657 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $743,622 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,956,279
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  1. Summary
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  7. Trailer

Synopsis

A charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an "adult" are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive "soccer moms" who pursue him at every turn.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
3% - Rotten
Audience
41% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 7th, 2012 (Wide) by FilmDistrict
Video Release: March 5th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual situations, language and a brief intense image.
(Rating bulletin 2231, 7/11/2012)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Love Triangle, TV Industry, Soccer, Exes in Love, Divorcée Romance, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Film District, Millennium Films, Misher Films, York Square Productions, Ecelectic Pictures, Gerard Butler Alan Siegel Entertainment, Nu Image, Andrea Leone Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,329 $8,010 Feb 15, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,968 $28,161 Feb 8, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,642 $69,608 Feb 1, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,524 $8,502 Jan 25, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,581 $17,773 Jan 18, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,656 $32,467 Jan 11, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,754 $53,134 Jan 4, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,588 $125,047 Dec 28, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,190 $424,105 Dec 21, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,874 $3,146,443 Dec 14, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,648 $5,750,288 Dec 7, 2012 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,019 2,837 Dec 7, 2012 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,261 2.70 Dec 7, 2012 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,436 37.0% Dec 7, 2012 1

Cast

   George
   Stacie
Noah Lomax    Lewis
   Carl
   Patti
   Denise
James Tupper    Matt
Judy Greer    Barb
Abella Wyss    Ally
Grant Goodman    Billy
Grant Collins    Griffin
Aidan Potter    Hunter
Marlena Rayne Lerner    Samantha
Iqbal Theba    Param
Sean O'Bryan    Assistnat Coach Jacob
Mike Martindale    Coach Len
Jason George    Chip Johnston
Emily Somers    Dawn
Gerry May    Sports Anchor
Katia Gomez    Lupe
Gisella Marengo    Mom #1
Cindy Creekmore    Mom #2
Nicky Buggs    Mom #3
Ritchie Montgomery    The Owner (Sports Shop)
Jon Mack    Connie
Jesse De Luna    Desk Sergeant
Soumia Aakaboune    Aracelli
Parker Eppes    Joel
Joe Chrest    Referee
Shanna Forrestall    Clerk
Aisha Kabia    ESPN Woman Executive
Jody Lambert    ESPN Male Executive
Adam Kulbersh    ESPN Studio Technician
Kim Hawthorne    ESPN Receptionist
Stan Verrett    As Himself
Liann Pattison    Shop Lady
Linda Kay Leonard    Another Mom
Stephanie Swart    Kylie

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Robbie Fox
Producer    Jonathan Mostow
Producer    Kevin Misher
Producer    Gerard Butler
Producer    Alan Siegel
Producer    Heidi Jo Markel
Producer    John Thompson
Executive Producer    Peter Schlessel
Executive Producer    Avi Lerner
Executive Producer    Danny Dimbort
Executive Producer    Trevor Short
Executive Producer    Ed Cathell III
Executive Producer    Boaz Davidson
Co-Producer    Andrea Leone
Co-Producer    Raffaella Leone
Co-Executive Producer    Diego Martinez
Associate Producer    Danielle Robinson
Associate Producer    Sandy Berman
Director of Photography    Peter Menzies
Production Designer    Daniel T. Dorrance
Editor    Padraic McKinley
Costume Designer    Angelica Russo
Composer    Andrea Guerra
Casting Director    Denise Chamian
Art Director    Bob Danyla
Set Decorator    Kristin Bicksler
Sound    Steve C. Aaron
Supervising Sound Editor    Robert C. Jackson
Re-recording Mixer    Leslie Shatz
Re-recording Mixer    Gabriel J. Serrano
Special Effects Coordinator    Blake 'Tricky' Levasseur
Visual Effects Supervisor    Danail Hadzhiyski
Visual Effects Supervisor    Alexander Valev
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dusty Emerson
Visual Effects Producer    Scott Coulter
Assistant Director    Richard L. Fox

Blu-ray Sales: March 10th, 2013: Wreck-Ralph Towers Above Competition

April 24th, 2013

Wreck-It Ralph led a group of five new releases earning first place on the March 10th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. The film sold 1.01 million units and generated $28.29 million in opening week sales, for an opening week Blu-ray share of 50%. This is is amazing for a kids film. Granted, it does have a high nerd nostalgia factor, which helped on Blu-ray, but this is still impressive. More...

DVD Sales: March 10th, 2013: Saga Stays Supreme

April 24th, 2013

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 remained on top spot on the March 10th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart, while there were seven new releases to put in an appearance in the top 30. Part 2 sold an additional 1.35 million units / $20.23 million during its first full week of release for early totals of 3.47 million units / $51.87 million. It is the best selling DVD of the year. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 5th, 2013

March 5th, 2013

It's a strange week for home market releases. On the one hand, there are some terrific films that should do really well. On the other hand, after the top couple of titles, the quality of the releases plummets really fast. By the time we get outside of the top ten, we start to get mostly filler. The best film coming out this week is Schindler's List, which makes its Blu-ray debut this week. It is absolutely a must have; however, the Blu-ray is shovelware, which precludes it from being the Pick of the Week. The release that gets that honor is Wreck-It Ralph on either Blu-ray or 3D. It is worth paying the extra money for 3D, but not a lot of people have made the leap to 3D just yet. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 17th, 2012

In a result that surprised absolutely no one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned first place on top of the chart this weekend. It earned more than the entire box office earned last weekend leading to a 70% increase week-over-week to $136 million. Compared to last year, the box office was 15% higher, as The Hobbit made more than last year's three wide releases opened with combined. Year-to-date, 2012 has earned $10.19 billion, which is 6.1% higher than last year's pace. Additionally, the year is about $100 million away from topping 2011's final tally. It should have no trouble surpassing that total some time over the weekend. On the other hand, it is still far behind the record set by 2009. More...

Contest: Yours to Keep: Winning Announcement

December 12th, 2012

The winners of our Yours to Keep contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Falls as Moviegoers Wait for The Hobbit

December 10th, 2012

Skyfall returned to the top of the box office chart, which is fitting, because it was the last film released that truly beat expectations at the box office. The only wide release this week, Playing For Keeps, barely remained above the Mendoza Line and failed to reach the top five. The overall box office fell 30% to just $80 million. Ugh. There are a couple of pieces of good news we should focus on. Firstly, $80 million is still 7% higher than this weekend last year. Secondly, it was enough to push 2012 over the $10 billion market. At the moment, the total box office for 2012 is $10.02 billion, which is 6% higher than 2011 had managed at the same point in the year. By this time next week, 2012 might be ahead of 2011's final figure of $10.28 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Skyfall Regains Top Spot

December 9th, 2012

Skyfall returns to the top of the chart this weekend as another new release fails to catch on with audiences and films playing for a 3rd, 4th or 5th weekend battle for top billing. The new release that has missed out this time around is Playing for Keeps, which will land in 6th place with around $6 million. Above it, Rise of the Guardians, Lincoln and Life of Pi are all holding up well on a week-to-week basis (down 21%, 32% and 32% respectively), but Skyfall will win the weekend thanks to its existing momentum. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 continues to tumble -- it will be down 47% this weekend -- but it will still come in third with just over $9 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Holdovers Keep Control of the Box Office?

December 7th, 2012

For the third weekend in a row, holdovers are expected to dominated the box office. In fact, there are many analysts that think Playing For Keeps won't even reach the top five. That doesn't mean there won't be a race for top spot, as Skyfall, Lincoln, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 were within $100,000 of each other on Wednesday. Will Lincoln finally gets its place at the top? Or will Skyfall return to the clouds? Meanwhile, how will the overall box office compare to last year, which was led by the one-two punch of New Year's Eve and The Sitter. That was a pretty weak effort from 2011, so 2012 does have an opening for a victory, despite the lack of significant new releases. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dawn Still Breaking Bank

December 3rd, 2012

It was a close race for top spot as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 just held off Skyfall by less than $1 million. Unfortunately, the best new release, Killing Them Softly, failed to match low expectations, while The Collection barely managed a spot in the top ten. The overall box office fell 45% to $114 million. However, as sharp as that decline was, it was still 41% higher than the same weekend last year and December begins with 2012 ahead of 2011 by 5.9% at $9.91 billion to $9.36 billion. More...

2012 Preview: December

December 1st, 2012

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

Contest: Yours to Keep

November 30th, 2012

There's only one wide release coming out next weekend. Unfortunately, I don't think Playing for Keeps will earn first place, even though none of the holdovers are likely to earn more than $10 million over the weekend. It really does look like a terrible weekend. With only one wide release, it is the only choice for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Playing for Keeps. 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 of The Simpsons: Season 15 on DVD. Meanwhile, 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 of The Simpsons: Season 15 on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/07 6 $5,750,288   2,837 $2,027   $5,750,288 3
2012/12/14 8 $3,146,443 -45% 2,840 $1,108   $10,737,535 10
2012/12/21 19 $424,105 -87% 851 $498   $12,410,463 17
2012/12/28 31 $125,047 -71% 268 $467   $12,687,677 24
2013/01/04 41 $53,134 -58% 139 $382   $12,851,597 31
2013/01/11 44 $32,467 -39% 107 $303   $12,904,112 38
2013/01/18 50 $17,773 -45% 58 $306   $12,935,509 45
2013/01/25 65 $8,502 -52% 35 $243   $12,952,584 52
2013/02/01 43 $69,608 +719% 148 $470   $13,027,143 59
2013/02/08 55 $28,161 -60% 81 $348   $13,081,681 66
2013/02/15 70 $8,010 -72% 23 $348   $13,099,786 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/07 6 $2,127,859   2,837 $750   $2,127,859 1
2012/12/08 6 $2,348,425 +10% 2,837 $828   $4,476,284 2
2012/12/09 7 $1,274,004 -46% 2,837 $449   $5,750,288 3
2012/12/10 6 $416,933 -67% 2,837 $147   $6,167,221 4
2012/12/11 6 $578,752 +39% 2,837 $204   $6,745,973 5
2012/12/12 6 $429,931 -26% 2,837 $152   $7,175,904 6
2012/12/13 6 $415,188 -3% 2,837 $146   $7,591,092 7
2012/12/14 7 $1,011,279 +144% 2,840 $356   $8,602,371 8
2012/12/15 9 $1,360,677 +35% 2,840 $479   $9,963,048 9
2012/12/16 8 $774,487 -43% 2,840 $273   $10,737,535 10
2012/12/17 7 $332,962 -57% 2,840 $117   $11,070,497 11
2012/12/18 7 $421,010 +26% 2,840 $148   $11,491,507 12
2012/12/19 11 $239,566 -43% 2,338 $102   $11,731,073 13
2012/12/20 11 $255,285 +7% 2,338 $109   $11,986,358 14
2012/12/21 - $132,044 -48% 851 $155   $12,118,402 15
2012/12/22 - $161,645 +22% 851 $190   $12,280,047 16
2012/12/23 - $130,416 -19% 851 $153   $12,410,463 17
2012/12/24 - $68,392 -48% 851 $80   $12,478,855 18
2012/12/25 - $26,048 -62% 268 $97   $12,504,903 19
2012/12/26 - $28,678 +10% 268 $107   $12,533,581 20
2012/12/27 - $29,049 +1% 268 $108   $12,562,630 21
2012/12/28 - $44,048 +52% 268 $164   $12,606,678 22
2012/12/29 - $45,455 +3% 268 $170   $12,652,133 23
2012/12/30 - $35,544 -22% 268 $133   $12,687,677 24
2012/12/31 - $30,240 -15% 268 $113   $12,717,917 25
2013/01/01 - $38,623 +28% 268 $144   $12,756,540 26
2013/01/02 - $21,406 -45% 268 $80   $12,777,946 27
2013/01/03 - $20,517 -4% 268 $77   $12,798,463 28
2013/01/04 - $18,535 -10% 139 $133   $12,816,998 29
2013/01/05 - $23,265 +26% 139 $167   $12,840,263 30
2013/01/06 - $11,334 -51% 139 $82   $12,851,597 31
2013/01/07 - $4,689 -59% 139 $34   $12,856,286 32
2013/01/08 - $5,572 +19% 139 $40   $12,861,858 33
2013/01/09 - $4,985 -11% 139 $36   $12,866,843 34
2013/01/10 - $4,802 -4% 139 $35   $12,871,645 35
2013/01/11 - $10,643 +122% 107 $99   $12,882,288 36
2013/01/12 - $13,963 +31% 107 $130   $12,896,251 37
2013/01/13 - $7,861 -44% 107 $73   $12,904,112 38
2013/01/14 - $2,630 -67% 107 $25   $12,906,742 39
2013/01/15 - $3,970 +51% 107 $37   $12,910,712 40
2013/01/16 - $3,047 -23% 107 $28   $12,913,759 41
2013/01/17 - $3,977 +31% 107 $37   $12,917,736 42
2013/01/18 - $5,828 +47% 58 $100   $12,923,564 43
2013/01/19 - $8,084 +39% 58 $139   $12,931,648 44
2013/01/20 - $3,861 -52% 58 $67   $12,935,509 45
2013/01/21 - $3,017 -22% 58 $52   $12,938,526 46
2013/01/22 - $1,617 -46% 58 $28   $12,940,143 47
2013/01/23 - $1,639 +1% 58 $28   $12,941,782 48
2013/01/24 - $2,300 +40% 58 $40   $12,944,082 49
2013/01/25 - $2,515 +9% 35 $72   $12,946,597 50
2013/01/26 - $3,667 +46% 35 $105   $12,950,264 51
2013/01/27 - $2,320 -37% 35 $66   $12,952,584 52
2013/01/28 - $983 -58% 35 $28   $12,953,567 53
2013/01/29 - $1,574 +60% 35 $45   $12,955,141 54
2013/01/30 - $1,233 -22% 35 $35   $12,956,374 55
2013/01/31 - $1,161 -6% 35 $33   $12,957,535 56
2013/02/01 - $24,368 +1,999% 148 $165   $12,981,903 57
2013/02/02 - $33,522 +38% 148 $227   $13,015,425 58
2013/02/03 - $11,718 -65% 148 $79   $13,027,143 59
2013/02/04 - $5,953 -49% 148 $40   $13,033,096 60
2013/02/05 - $7,708 +29% 148 $52   $13,040,804 61
2013/02/06 - $6,157 -20% 148 $42   $13,046,961 62
2013/02/07 - $6,559 +7% 148 $44   $13,053,520 63
2013/02/08 - $8,508 +30% 81 $105   $13,062,028 64
2013/02/09 - $12,933 +52% 81 $160   $13,074,961 65
2013/02/10 - $6,720 -48% 81 $83   $13,081,681 66
2013/02/11 - $2,585 -62% 81 $32   $13,084,266 67
2013/02/12 - $2,641 +2% 81 $33   $13,086,907 68
2013/02/13 - $2,124 -20% 81 $26   $13,089,031 69
2013/02/14 - $2,745 +29% 81 $34   $13,091,776 70
2013/02/15 - $2,277 -17% 23 $99   $13,094,053 71
2013/02/16 - $3,359 +48% 23 $146   $13,097,412 72
2013/02/17 - $2,374 -29% 23 $103   $13,099,786 73
2013/02/18 - $1,356 -43% 23 $59   $13,101,142 74
2013/02/19 - $692 -49% 23 $30   $13,101,834 75
2013/02/20 - $644 -7% 23 $28   $13,102,478 76
2013/02/21 - $794 +23% 23 $35   $13,103,272 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/07 6 $7,591,092   2,837 $2,676   $7,591,092 7
2012/12/14 8 $4,395,266 -42% 2,840 $1,548   $11,986,358 14
2012/12/21 25 $576,272 -87% 268 $2,150   $12,562,630 21
2012/12/28 30 $235,833 -59% 268 $880   $12,798,463 28
2013/01/04 43 $73,182 -69% 139 $526   $12,871,645 35
2013/01/11 43 $46,091 -37% 107 $431   $12,917,736 42
2013/01/18 50 $26,346 -43% 58 $454   $12,944,082 49
2013/01/25 65 $13,453 -49% 35 $384   $12,957,535 56
2013/02/01 42 $95,985 +613% 148 $649   $13,053,520 63
2013/02/08 59 $38,256 -60% 81 $472   $13,091,776 70
2013/02/15 69 $11,496 -70% 23 $500   $13,103,272 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/10/20131351,123 51,123$868,580$868,5801
3/17/20132111,918-77% 63,041$235,500$1,104,0792

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/10/20131612,431 12,431$248,130$248,1301

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