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Rock the Kasbah (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,020,665Details
International Box Office $336,605Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,357,270
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $44,521 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $52,066 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $96,587
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Richie Lanz is a rock manager with a golden ear and a taste for talent, who has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul. While trying to find his way home, Richie befriends a band of misfits and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice. Against all odds, Richie will take his last shot at creating an unlikely superstar.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 23rd, 2015 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: October 30th, 2015 (Wide) (New Zealand)
November 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Italy)
November 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Singapore)
November 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Portugal)
November 13th, 2015 (Wide) (Finland)
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Video Release: February 2nd, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2393, 9/30/2015)
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Open Road Films, Venture 4th, QED International, Shangri-La Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,497 $81,084 Nov 20, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,394 $52,789 Nov 13, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,750 $61,866 Nov 6, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,811 $354,955 Oct 30, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,348 $1,470,592 Oct 23, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,228 2,012 Oct 23, 2015 3

Cast

   Richie Lanz
Bruce Willis    Bombay Brian
Kate Hudson    Merci
Zooey Deschanel    Ronnie
Leem Lubany    Salima
Danny McBride    Nick
Scott Caan    Kabul
Taylor Kinney    Private Barnes
Kelly Lynch    Sylvia
Sarah Baker    Maureen
Eugenia Kuzmina    Gulla
Fahim Fazli    Tariq Khan
Beejan Land    Daoud Sididi
Sameer Ali Khan   
Arian Moayed    Riza
Glenn Fleshler   
Jonas Khan   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Mitch Glazer
Producer    Steve Bing
Producer    Mitch Glazer
Producer    Jacob Pechenik
Producer    Bill Block
Producer    Ethan Smith
Executive Producer    Tom Ortenberg
Executive Producer    Peter Lawson
Executive Producer    Iakovos Petsenikakis
Executive Producer    Iakovina Petsenikakina
Executive Producer    Sasha Shapiro
Executive Producer    Anton Lessine
Executive Producer    Brian Grazer
Executive Producer    Tom Freston
Executive Producer    Marsha Swinton
Production Designer    Niels Sejer
Editor    Aaron Yanes
Editor    David Moritz
Composer    Marcelo Zarvos
Director of Photography    Sean Bobbitt
Costume Designer    Deborah L. Scott
Casting Director    Ellen Chenoweth
Casting Director    Salah Benchegra
Associate Producer    Elissa Howarth

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February 2nd, 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office is in Crisis Mode

November 2nd, 2015

Our Brand is Crisis

Most people expected the box office to be really weak this past weekend, but I don't think anyone anticipated this. How bad was this past weekend? All three new releases missed the Mendoza line* and there were no new releases in the top five. The overall box office was just $75 million, which was the lowest for the year and the fourth worst weekend in the past decade. This represents a 28% drop-off from last week and a 21% drop-off from the same weekend last year. 2015's overall lead over 2014 shrunk from 5.2% to 4.7%. The overall lead fell by $40 million at $8.69 billion to $8.31 billion. This is reason to panic, or it would be if Spectre wasn't opening on Friday. The film is breaking records in the U.K. and should be an explosive hit here. Hopefully it will do well enough that we can pretend the past two weeks never happened. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases were Hunted Down

October 26th, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter

Most of the new releases were not expected to do well at the box office. ... Almost no one saw this coming. We had some near-record bombs this weekend and even the best of the new releases were terrible. This left The Martian in first place; in fact, the top three spots and four of the top five were held by holdovers. The best new release, The Last Witch Hunter, barely cracked the $10 million mark. The overall box office fell 14% from last weekend to $105 million. This was also 9.5% lower than the same weekend last year. Midweek numbers were better this year than last year, so the year-over-year actually improved and 2015 now has a 5.2% lead over 2014 at $8.60 billion to $8.18 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Martian Avoids the Wreckage

October 25th, 2015

The Martian

Dismal is about the politest word that can be applied to the box office performance of new releases this weekend. None of the five films new in wide release managed to make the top three on the chart, and two of them didn’t even crack the top ten. That leaves The Martian and Goosebumps to battle it out for first place, and a fourth-week decline of just 25% for The Martian looks virtually certain to give it the win. Fox projects it will make $15.9 million for a total by the end of the weekend of $166 million or so. Its performance to date falls neatly between that of Interstellar and Gravity, which puts the sci-fi adventure on course for a final domestic box office of $230 million (see full comps here). More...

Friday Estimates: Rock Bottom

October 24th, 2015

Rock the Kasbah

Where to start? There are so many new releases to talk about and none of them did well. Some did so poorly that talking about them seems mean. So, let’s start by saying that Friday’s box office chart was led by The Martian, while Goosebumps has a shot at repeating on top of the chart, with each film earning about $14 million to $15 million. Meanwhile, Bridge of Spies should earn third place over the weekend with between $11 million and $12 million. More...

Midnight Box Office: Not a lot of (Paranormal) Activity at Midnight Showings

October 23rd, 2015

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

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Weekend Predictions: Moviegoers Should be Scared to See a New Release this Weekend

October 22nd, 2015

Jem and the Holograms

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2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. 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
2015/10/23 13 $1,470,592   2,012 $731   $1,470,592 3
2015/10/30 22 $354,955 -76% 2,012 $176   $2,430,726 10
2015/11/06 40 $61,866 -83% 201 $308   $2,748,578 17
2015/11/13 44 $52,789 -15% 156 $338   $2,858,691 24
2015/11/20 35 $81,084 +54% 189 $429   $2,982,281 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/23 13 $533,132   2,012 $265   $533,132 1
2015/10/24 14 $597,108 +12% 2,012 $297   $1,130,240 2
2015/10/25 15 $340,352 -43% 2,012 $169   $1,470,592 3
2015/10/26 13 $141,543 -58% 2,012 $70   $1,612,135 4
2015/10/27 13 $193,083 +36% 2,012 $96   $1,805,218 5
2015/10/28 13 $147,815 -23% 2,012 $73   $1,953,033 6
2015/10/29 13 $122,738 -17% 2,012 $61   $2,075,771 7
2015/10/30 - $108,712 -11% 2,012 $54   $2,184,483 8
2015/10/31 - $135,890 +25% 2,012 $68   $2,320,373 9
2015/11/01 - $110,353 -19% 2,012 $55   $2,430,726 10
2015/11/02 - $60,383 -45% 2,012 $30   $2,491,109 11
2015/11/03 - $74,870 +24% 2,012 $37   $2,565,979 12
2015/11/04 - $61,147 -18% 2,012 $30   $2,627,126 13
2015/11/05 - $59,586 -3% 2,012 $30   $2,686,712 14
2015/11/06 - $17,462 -71% 201 $87   $2,704,174 15
2015/11/07 - $28,447 +63% 201 $142   $2,732,621 16
2015/11/08 - $15,957 -44% 201 $79   $2,748,578 17
2015/11/09 - $11,010 -31% 201 $55   $2,759,588 18
2015/11/10 - $15,542 +41% 201 $77   $2,775,130 19
2015/11/11 - $16,630 +7% 201 $83   $2,791,760 20
2015/11/12 - $14,142 -15% 201 $70   $2,805,902 21
2015/11/13 - $15,388 +9% 156 $99   $2,821,290 22
2015/11/14 - $21,235 +38% 156 $136   $2,842,525 23
2015/11/15 - $16,166 -24% 156 $104   $2,858,691 24
2015/11/16 - $8,790 -46% 156 $56   $2,867,481 25
2015/11/17 - $10,284 +17% 156 $66   $2,877,765 26
2015/11/18 - $10,798 +5% 156 $69   $2,888,563 27
2015/11/19 - $12,634 +17% 156 $81   $2,901,197 28
2015/11/20 - $24,078 +91% 189 $127   $2,925,275 29
2015/11/21 - $28,505 +18% 189 $151   $2,953,780 30
2015/11/22 - $28,501 n/c 189 $151   $2,982,281 31
2015/11/23 - $10,666 -63% 189 $56   $2,992,947 32
2015/11/24 - $9,492 -11% 189 $50   $3,002,440 33
2015/11/25 - $6,075 -36% 189 $32   $3,008,515 34
2015/11/26 - $12,150 +100% 189 $64   $3,020,665 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/10/23 13 $2,075,771   2,012 $1,032   $2,075,771 7
2015/10/30 19 $610,941 -71% 2,012 $304   $2,686,712 14
2015/11/06 38 $119,190 -80% 201 $593   $2,805,902 21
2015/11/13 40 $95,295 -20% 156 $611   $2,901,197 28
2015/11/20 38 $119,468 +25% 189 $632   $3,020,665 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 3/24/2016 $4,339 8 8 20 $13,245 6/9/2016
Finland 11/13/2015 $3,847 14 14 14 $3,847 11/17/2015
Germany 3/24/2016 $63,518 58 58 104 $113,228 6/9/2016
Italy 11/5/2015 $63,701 104 104 105 $85,248 6/9/2016
Mexico 3/11/2016 $6,197 21 21 31 $10,806 6/9/2016
New Zealand 10/30/2015 $8,831 34 37 127 $27,363 6/9/2016
Poland 12/11/2015 $16,975 54 56 122 $37,011 12/29/2015
Portugal 11/12/2015 $7,227 19 19 37 $12,772 12/1/2015
Singapore 11/5/2015 $4,325 4 4 8 $9,477 11/17/2015
Spain 3/4/2016 $6,891 30 30 40 $10,908 6/9/2016
United Kingdom 3/18/2016 $5,521 68 68 72 $11,832 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $868
 
International Total$336,605 6/9/2016

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