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Pulling Strings (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,842,961Details
International Box Office $7,882,858Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,725,819
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Synopsis

Rachel is an intelligent modern day woman constantly on the move. Primarily focused on her career as a diplomatic consul for the U.S. embassy, she's literally lived her life on the move, globetrotting from city to city. Currently working in Mexico City and set to leave for London, Rachel's world turns upside down on the eve of her own goodbye party when she gets drunk and passes out on the street. Saved by Alejandro, a handsome Mariachi singer and single father, Rachel wakes up in his apartment with no recollection of how she got there. Nor does she remember that she rejected his visa the day before, which he desperately needs for his daughter. Romance unexpectedly blossoms between the two, but either sparks or fists will fly after she finds out his secret.

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
58% - Rotten
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 4th, 2013 (Limited) by Pantelion Films
International Releases: November 8th, 2013 (Wide), released as Amor a Primera Visa (Mexico)
MPAA Rating: PG for language and brief smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2284, 8/7/2013)
Running Time: 112 minutes
Comparisons: vs. No Manches Frida
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Keywords: Romance, Immigration, Single Parent, Black Out Drunk, Hispanic
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Pantelion Films, Traziende Films, Efcine, Lionsgate
Production Countries: Mexico

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,288 $30,550 Nov 15, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,376 $49,794 Nov 8, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,621 $69,315 Nov 1, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,084 $268,912 Oct 25, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,043 $607,966 Oct 18, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,020 $1,270,218 Oct 11, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,888 $2,467,168 Oct 4, 2013 3

Cast

   Rachel
   Alejandro
   Caricas
Tom Arnold    Art
Stockard Channing    Virginia
Roberto Sosa    Hapi
  
Renata Ybarra    Maria

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Oscar Torres
Screenwriter    Issa Lopez
Screenwriter    Gabriel Ripstein
Producer    Leonardo Zimbron
Producer    Oscar Torres
Executive Producer    Francisco Gonzalez
Executive Producer    Monica Vargas Celis
Cinematographer    Alejandro Perez Gavilan
Editor    Camilo Abadia
Editor    Leonel Perez
Composer    Aureo Baqueiro

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 25th, 2014

February 24th, 2014

It's a very impressive week at the top of the new DVD and Blu-ray releases. There's not one, but two $200 million hits coming out this week. Likewise, there are not one, but two major Awards Season hits coming out as well. One film, Gravity, is in both groups. All three films, Gravity, Thor: The Dark World, and Nebraska, are all contenders for Pick of the Week. Gravity is the only one I didn't get a chance to review, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack are clearly the Pick of the Week. It's an amazing movie and the Blu-ray releases are loaded with extras. More...

Per Theater Chart: Slave Showered with Riches

October 22nd, 2013

12 Years a Slave opened with a stellar average of $48,617 in 19 theaters. With a planned expansion, this is a great start. All is Lost was well back with an average of $15,597 in six theaters. This isn't a bad start and its reviews suggest long legs, but it might get overshadowed by 12 Years a Slave. The final film in the $10,000 club was Kill Your Darlings, which was right behind with an average of $14,750 in four theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Gravity Completes its Second Orbit

October 15th, 2013

Gravity remained on top of the Per Theater Chart with an average of $11,800. Unfortunately, it was the only film in the $10,000 club. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Gravity Soars Above, but Box Office Lacks Depth

October 15th, 2013

Both Gravity and Captain Phillips topped expectations, which is a reason to celebrate. However, it's practically the only reason to celebrate. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 did well, but from that point on, the box office was a disaster. Overall, the total box office was $116 million, which was down 8% from last week. Compared to last year, the box office was down by 10%. How can this year's top film earn more than twice as much as last year's number one film, but still lose out overall? Last year, the fourth place film was Hotel Transylvania, which earned $17.24 million. This year the fourth place film was Machete Kills, which earned just $3.84 million. The depth this year is simply terrible. Year-to-date, 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but by less than 1% at $8.21 billion to $8.15 billion. More...

Per Theater Chart: Gravity Escapes Massive Competition

October 9th, 2013

There were a ton of new releases this week, but Gravity was pulled down by the mass of new releases. It lead the way on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $15,604. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Linsanity, which earned an average of $11,051 in nine theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Gravity Earns Tons of Money

October 8th, 2013

Gravity crushed expectations, and records, over the weekend with more than $55 million. This topped the previous biggest October weekend by more than $3 million. On the other hand, Runner Runner went nowhere opening well below the lower end of predictions. Overall, the box office rose 16% from last year reaching $127 million. Unfortunately, last year had much better depth and 2013 was 11% lower in the year-over-year comparison. 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but the lead has been cut to just 0.9% at $8.05 billion to $7.98 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Gravity Breaks October Record, Stakes Oscar Claim

October 6th, 2013

Success at the box office is no guarantee of awards, but it certainly doesn't do any harm. And by that metric, Gravity's chances of picking up an Oscar or three is taking a considerable turn for the better this weekend as the sci-fi thriller heads towards a celestial $55.6 million debut, according to Warner Bros.'s Sunday projection. That will comfortably set a record for the biggest weekend in October, overtaking Paranormal Activity 3's $52.6 million back in 2011. With Captain Phillips and 12 Years a Slave opening in the next two weeks, awards season is getting interesting. More...

Limited Releases: Grace Under Pressure

October 4th, 2013

There are ten limited releases on this week's list, but only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Let the Fire Burn is the standout, with a 92% positive response. The Summit is earning 73% positive reviews, which is good, but not great. Then there's Grace Unplugged, which is opening in more than 500 theaters, but with no reviews. That's a horrible combination. Overall, there's nothing that jumps out as a potential limited release hit. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/04 9 $2,467,168   387 $6,375   $2,467,168 3
2013/10/11 12 $1,270,218 -49% 428 $2,968   $4,244,686 10
2013/10/18 18 $607,966 -52% 438 $1,388   $5,163,752 17
2013/10/25 24 $268,912 -56% 315 $854   $5,574,585 24
2013/11/01 34 $69,315 -74% 109 $636   $5,713,566 31
2013/11/08 42 $49,794 -28% 76 $655   $5,782,395 38
2013/11/15 47 $30,550 -39% 76 $402   $5,831,928 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/04 9 $758,787   387 $1,961   $758,787 1
2013/10/05 10 $876,025 +15% 387 $2,264   $1,634,812 2
2013/10/06 9 $832,356 -5% 387 $2,151   $2,467,168 3
2013/10/07 11 $137,949 -83% 387 $356   $2,605,117 4
2013/10/08 11 $152,852 +11% 387 $395   $2,757,969 5
2013/10/09 13 $109,125 -29% 387 $282   $2,867,094 6
2013/10/10 13 $107,374 -2% 387 $277   $2,974,468 7
2013/10/11 13 $251,532 +134% 428 $588   $3,226,000 8
2013/10/12 13 $485,400 +93% 428 $1,134   $3,711,400 9
2013/10/13 10 $533,286 +10% 428 $1,246   $4,244,686 10
2013/10/14 14 $112,264 -79% 428 $262   $4,356,950 11
2013/10/15 14 $71,899 -36% 428 $168   $4,428,849 12
2013/10/16 14 $67,479 -6% 428 $158   $4,496,328 13
2013/10/17 - $59,458 -12% 428 $139   $4,555,786 14
2013/10/18 - $146,184 +146% 438 $334   $4,701,970 15
2013/10/19 - $236,468 +62% 438 $540   $4,938,438 16
2013/10/20 - $225,314 -5% 438 $514   $5,163,752 17
2013/10/21 - $37,955 -83% 438 $87   $5,201,707 18
2013/10/22 - $44,528 +17% 438 $102   $5,246,235 19
2013/10/23 - $32,549 -27% 438 $74   $5,278,784 20
2013/10/24 - $26,889 -17% 438 $61   $5,305,673 21
2013/10/25 - $63,571 +136% 315 $202   $5,369,244 22
2013/10/26 - $103,267 +62% 315 $328   $5,472,511 23
2013/10/27 - $102,074 -1% 315 $324   $5,574,585 24
2013/10/28 - $18,841 -82% 315 $60   $5,593,426 25
2013/10/29 - $21,212 +13% 315 $67   $5,614,638 26
2013/10/30 - $15,078 -29% 315 $48   $5,629,716 27
2013/10/31 - $14,535 -4% 315 $46   $5,644,251 28
2013/11/01 - $14,195 -2% 109 $130   $5,658,446 29
2013/11/02 - $27,983 +97% 109 $257   $5,686,429 30
2013/11/03 - $27,137 -3% 109 $249   $5,713,566 31
2013/11/04 - $4,216 -84% 109 $39   $5,717,782 32
2013/11/05 - $5,889 +40% 109 $54   $5,723,671 33
2013/11/06 - $4,761 -19% 109 $44   $5,728,432 34
2013/11/07 - $4,169 -12% 109 $38   $5,732,601 35
2013/11/08 - $10,256 +146% 76 $135   $5,742,857 36
2013/11/09 - $19,662 +92% 76 $259   $5,762,519 37
2013/11/10 - $19,876 +1% 76 $262   $5,782,395 38
2013/11/11 - $8,011 -60% 76 $105   $5,790,406 39
2013/11/12 - $4,173 -48% 76 $55   $5,794,579 40
2013/11/13 - $4,123 -1% 76 $54   $5,798,702 41
2013/11/14 - $2,676 -35% 76 $35   $5,801,378 42
2013/11/15 - $6,888 +157% 76 $91   $5,808,266 43
2013/11/16 - $11,772 +71% 76 $155   $5,820,038 44
2013/11/17 - $11,890 +1% 76 $156   $5,831,928 45
2013/11/18 - $2,760 -77% 76 $36   $5,834,688 46
2013/11/19 - $3,090 +12% 76 $41   $5,837,778 47
2013/11/20 - $2,663 -14% 76 $35   $5,840,441 48
2013/11/21 - $2,520 -5% 76 $33   $5,842,961 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/04 10 $2,974,468   387 $7,686   $2,974,468 7
2013/10/11 12 $1,581,318 -47% 428 $3,695   $4,555,786 14
2013/10/18 18 $749,887 -53% 438 $1,712   $5,305,673 21
2013/10/25 24 $338,578 -55% 315 $1,075   $5,644,251 28
2013/11/01 31 $88,350 -74% 109 $811   $5,732,601 35
2013/11/08 35 $68,777 -22% 76 $905   $5,801,378 42
2013/11/15 42 $41,583 -40% 76 $547   $5,842,961 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Mexico 11/8/2013 $0 0 565 1648 $7,882,858 12/13/2015
 
International Total$7,882,858 12/13/2015

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