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The Pyramid (2014)

The Pyramid poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,756,333Details
International Box Office $8,900,000
Worldwide Box Office $11,656,333
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Synopsis

The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
13% - Rotten
Audience
22% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 5th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: April 15th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some horror violence and bloody images.
(Rating bulletin 2325, 6/4/2014)
Running Time: 89 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Conjuring
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Keywords: Egypt, Found Footage
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Fox International Productions, Silvatar Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,555 $9,704 Jan 23, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,966 $11,321 Jan 16, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,302 $14,869 Jan 9, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,135 $9,044 Jan 2, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,316 $16,104 Dec 26, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,814 $57,243 Dec 19, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,527 $585,629 Dec 12, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,400 $1,369,935 Dec 5, 2014 3

Cast

Ashley Hinshaw    Nora
Denis O'Hare    Holden
James Buckley    Fitzie
Christa-Marie Nicola    Sunni
Amir Kamyab    Michael Zahir
Faical Attougui    Corporal Shadid
Philip Shelley    Provost
Ait Hamou Amine    8 Year Old Boy
Joseph Beddelin    Taxi Driver
Omar Benbrahim    Egyptian Intern
Chakir El Faaiz    Skinny Digger

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Alexandre Aja
Producer    Mark Canton
Producer    Chady Eli Matter
Producer    Scott Silver
Executive Producer    Robert O. Kaplan
Executive Producer    Alfred S. Newman
Executive Producer    Justine Raczkiewicz
Production Designer    Marco Trentini
Editor    Scott Silver
Composer    Nima Fakhrara
Director of Photography    Laurent Trentini

Weekend Wrap-Up: Exodus Win, but Overall Box Office is on the Run

December 15th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

All-in-all, the box office matched expectations, but sadly, that is not a good thing. Exodus: Gods and Kings opened with $24.12 million, which is anemic for a film that cost $140 million to make. Top Five had a better per theater average, but was playing in less than 1,000 theaters, so it will only become a midlevel hit, at best. Overall, the box office did rise 6.8% from last weekend, but this still only amounted to $83 million. Worse still, this was 43% lower than the same weekend last year. Last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opened with $73.65 million, which is about 2% less than the top ten earned this year. It should come as no surprise that 2014 lost in the year-over-year comparison, while it continues to lose ground in the year-to-date race as well. Currently, 2014 has pulled in a total of $9.41 billion, which is 4.8% or $470 million lower than last year's pace. There's no chance 2014 will catch up at this point. I just hope it doesn't sink any lower. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office has Post-Holiday Indigestion

December 9th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The post-holiday weekend is rarely a great weekend and this weekend was no exception. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 fell more than 60%, while no film in the top ten fell less than 40%. The only wide release in the top ten was The Pyramid, which barely topped the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office fell 52% from last weekend to $78 million. That's 16% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is behind 2013 by a 4.5% or $440 million margin. It is not going to close that margin over the next four weeks, but it should still top $10 billion before the year is over. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Unchallenged at Top

December 7th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

With no new wide releases, the weekend after Thanksgiving will see a comfortable victory at the box office for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Now playing in its third weekend, the film will gross around $21.6 million, taking it to a total of $257.7m, virtually equal with The Lego Movie in third place for the year. Weekend performances for returning movies were down across the board coming off the holiday, with, in the top 10, only Gone Girl and Birdman down less than 40%. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Pyramid Scheme Its Way to the Top (Five)

December 5th, 2014

The Pyramid poster

It's the weekend after Thanksgiving, one of the worst weekends of the year for a new release. This year, no film is daring to open wide, but The Pyramid is coming the closest opening in just under 600 theaters. The film would need a per theater average of more than $10,000 to reach the top five, which is nearly impossible at this stage. This means the top five this week will mostly be the same as the top five last week with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 leading the way. Likewise, this weekend last year, Frozen led the way with more than $30 million. There is very little chance Mockingjay, Part 1 will match that, so 2014 will lose yet again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

Contest: Short Trip

November 27th, 2014

Next weekend is the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend, which is historically one of the two worst weekends of the year to release a new film. (The other is the weekend after Labor Day.) This year, there is only one wide release, The Pyramid, which I'm not 100% sure is opening truly wide. Even so, it is the only real choice for 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 The Pyramid.

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 Hundred-Foot Journey on DVD, I think. It might be on Blu-ray. I wasn't able to confirm which format it was and it's Thanksgiving, so they are closed till Monday. I will update the contest then with the format. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win 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...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/05 9 $1,369,935   589 $2,326   $1,369,935 3
2014/12/12 17 $585,629 -57% 685 $855   $2,383,665 10
2014/12/19 35 $57,243 -90% 122 $469   $2,637,829 17
2014/12/26 52 $16,104 -72% 27 $596   $2,686,156 24
2015/01/02 60 $9,044 -44% 27 $335   $2,706,405 31
2015/01/09 59 $14,869 +64% 22 $676   $2,724,149 38
2015/01/16 63 $11,321 -24% 23 $492   $2,738,590 45
2015/01/23 69 $9,704 -14% 17 $571   $2,753,312 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/05 8 $461,973   589 $784   $461,973 1
2014/12/06 9 $550,158 +19% 589 $934   $1,012,131 2
2014/12/07 8 $357,804 -35% 589 $607   $1,369,935 3
2014/12/08 9 $117,861 -67% 589 $200   $1,487,796 4
2014/12/09 12 $127,510 +8% 589 $216   $1,615,306 5
2014/12/10 12 $101,828 -20% 589 $173   $1,717,134 6
2014/12/11 13 $80,902 -21% 589 $137   $1,798,036 7
2014/12/12 - $168,283 +108% 685 $246   $1,966,319 8
2014/12/13 - $251,220 +49% 685 $367   $2,217,539 9
2014/12/14 14 $166,126 -34% 685 $243   $2,383,665 10
2014/12/15 - $64,040 -61% 685 $93   $2,447,705 11
2014/12/16 - $60,205 -6% 685 $88   $2,507,910 12
2014/12/17 - $40,709 -32% 685 $59   $2,548,619 13
2014/12/18 - $31,967 -21% 685 $47   $2,580,586 14
2014/12/19 - $16,241 -49% 122 $133   $2,596,827 15
2014/12/20 - $21,420 +32% 122 $176   $2,618,247 16
2014/12/21 - $19,582 -9% 122 $161   $2,637,829 17
2014/12/22 - $10,987 -44% 122 $90   $2,648,816 18
2014/12/23 - $11,912 +8% 122 $98   $2,660,728 19
2014/12/24 - $4,512 -62% 122 $37   $2,665,240 20
2014/12/25 - $4,812 +7% 27 $178   $2,670,052 21
2014/12/26 - $5,620 +17% 27 $208   $2,675,672 22
2014/12/27 - $6,047 +8% 27 $224   $2,681,719 23
2014/12/28 - $4,437 -27% 27 $164   $2,686,156 24
2014/12/29 - $2,785 -37% 27 $103   $2,688,941 25
2014/12/30 - $2,482 -11% 27 $92   $2,691,423 26
2014/12/31 - $1,496 -40% 27 $55   $2,692,919 27
2015/01/01 - $4,442 +197% 27 $165   $2,697,361 28
2015/01/02 - $3,178 -28% 17 $187   $2,700,539 29
2015/01/03 - $3,761 +18% 17 $221   $2,704,300 30
2015/01/04 - $2,105 -44% 17 $124   $2,706,405 31
2015/01/05 - $792 -62% 17 $47   $2,707,197 32
2015/01/06 - $870 +10% 17 $51   $2,708,067 33
2015/01/07 - $595 -32% 7 $85   $2,708,662 34
2015/01/08 - $618 +4% 7 $88   $2,709,280 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/05 9 $1,798,036   589 $3,053   $1,798,036 7
2014/12/12 18 $782,550 -56% 685 $1,142   $2,580,586 14
2014/12/19 42 $89,466 -89% 27 $3,314   $2,670,052 21
2014/12/26 52 $27,309 -69% 27 $1,011   $2,697,361 28
2015/01/02 62 $11,919 -56% 7 $1,703   $2,709,280 35
2015/01/09 57 $17,989 +51% 22 $818   $2,727,269 42
2015/01/16 65 $16,339 -9% 23 $710   $2,743,608 49
2015/01/23 73 $12,725 -22% 17 $749   $2,756,333 56

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