The Sapphires

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,450,867Details
International Box Office $10,270,987
Worldwide Box Office $12,721,854
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Synopsis

Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: March 22nd, 2013 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: August 6th, 2013 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality, a scene of war violence, some language, thematic elements and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2253, 12/19/2012)
Keywords: Musicians, Music Industry, Rhythm and Blues, Vietnam War, Singers, Inspired by a True Story, Military Life
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 6th, 2013

Like it usually is during the summer, this week is rather soft on home market. Granted, there is one wide release that did very well at the box office, Oblivion, plus a couple of limited releases that did well to earn a serious measure of mainstream success, The Place Beyond the Pines and Mud. However, there are also some releases in the top twenty that are definitely filler. Usually, once you reach exercise videos, there's nothing worth talking about. Of course, if I used that rule this week, there would be almost nothing on this week's list. Mud is likely the best release and the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, but I'm still waiting for the screener to review and I hate awarding something Pick of the Week if the screener is late. Because of this, I'm going with another late release, Burn Notice: Season Six, as Pick of the Week. It arrived more than a month late, but it was worth the wait. More...

Per Theater Chart: We've Seen This Result Before

As expected, Before Midnight led the way on the per theater chart with an average $49,383. This is the third best per theater average so far this year, behind just The Place Beyond the Pines and Spring Breakers. The overall box office leader, Fast and Furious 6, was next with an average of $26,620. Fill the Void was relatively close behind with an average of $19,721 in three theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was The Hangover 3 with an average of $11,722. More...

Per Theater Chart: Filly Brown is In the House

There was only one film in the $10,000 club this week, In the House, which earned an average of $11,738 in three theaters. However, Filly Brown had a more impressive opening with $1.48 million in 188 theaters for an average of $7,863. You rarely see limited releases playing in that many theaters earning that high a per theater average. More...

Per Theater Chart: Gimme Got the Loot

Gimme the Loot led the way on the per theater chart with $21,065 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, The Croods, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,786. More...

Limited Releases: Shining Like Sapphires

Do sapphires shine? Regardless of the accuracy of the headline, The Sapphires is leading the limited releases in terms of box office potential. Nearly perfect reviews and good buzz is certainly helping out. However, Gimme the Loot has actually perfect reviews and it might also find a receptive audience in limited release. Starbuck's reviews are not as good, but the Canadian film has already been remade in Hollywood, so clearly someone thinks the story has potential with mainstream audiences. More...

Cast

Chris O'Dowd    Dave Lovelace
Deborah Mailman    Gail
Jessica Mauboy    Julie
Shari Sebbens    Kay
Miranda Tapsell    Cynthia
Tory Kittles    Robby
Eka Darville    Hendo
Lynette Narkle    Nanny Theresa
Kylie Belling    Geraldine
Gregory J. Fryer    Selwyn

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Wayne Blair
Screenwriter    Keith Thompson
Screenwriter    Tony Briggs
Story Creator    Tony Briggs
Producer    Rosemary Blight
Producer    Kylie de Fresne
Executive Producer    Ben Grant
Executive Producer    Tristan Whalley
Executive Producer    Lee Soon Kie
Executive Producer    John Sim

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/22 - $8,632   4 $2,158   $8,632 1
2013/03/23 - $18,454 +114% 4 $4,614   $27,086 2
2013/03/24 - $11,286 -39% 4 $2,822   $38,372 3
2013/03/25 - $3,879 -66% 4 $970   $42,251 4
2013/03/26 - $3,662 -6% 4 $916   $45,913 5
2013/03/27 - $4,166 +14% 4 $1,042   $50,079 6
2013/03/28 - $4,510 +8% 4 $1,128   $54,589 7
2013/03/29 - $18,412 +308% 12 $1,534   $73,001 8
2013/03/30 - $32,707 +78% 12 $2,726   $105,708 9
2013/03/31 - $20,510 -37% 12 $1,709   $126,218 10
2013/04/01 - $6,673 -67% 12 $556   $132,891 11
2013/04/02 - $7,225 +8% 12 $602   $140,116 12
2013/04/03 - $5,680 -21% 12 $473   $145,796 13
2013/04/04 - $6,156 +8% 12 $513   $151,952 14
2013/04/05 22 $79,977 +1,199% 60 $1,333   $231,929 15
2013/04/06 19 $136,384 +71% 60 $2,273   $368,313 16
2013/04/07 19 $75,669 -45% 60 $1,261   $443,982 17
2013/04/08 - $20,047 -74% 60 $334   $464,029 18
2013/04/09 - $25,297 +26% 60 $422   $489,326 19
2013/04/10 - $24,601 -3% 60 $410   $513,927 20
2013/04/11 - $21,474 -13% 60 $358   $535,401 21
2013/04/12 - $63,879 +197% 93 $687   $599,280 22
2013/04/13 - $118,230 +85% 93 $1,271   $717,510 23
2013/04/14 - $66,836 -43% 93 $719   $784,346 24
2013/04/15 - $21,768 -67% 93 $234   $806,114 25
2013/04/16 - $27,625 +27% 93 $297   $833,739 26
2013/04/17 - $24,676 -11% 93 $265   $858,415 27
2013/04/18 - $24,343 -1% 93 $262   $882,758 28
2013/04/19 - $64,352 +164% 114 $564   $947,110 29
2013/04/20 - $124,758 +94% 114 $1,094   $1,071,868 30
2013/04/21 - $65,859 -47% 114 $578   $1,137,727 31
2013/04/22 - $19,289 -71% 114 $169   $1,157,016 32
2013/04/23 - $27,653 +43% 114 $243   $1,184,669 33
2013/04/24 - $27,561 n/c 114 $242   $1,212,230 34
2013/04/25 - $23,934 -13% 114 $210   $1,236,164 35
2013/04/26 - $47,002 +96% 126 $373   $1,283,166 36
2013/04/27 - $86,222 +83% 126 $684   $1,369,388 37
2013/04/28 - $46,334 -46% 126 $368   $1,415,722 38
2013/04/29 - $17,855 -61% 126 $142   $1,433,577 39
2013/04/30 - $19,375 +9% 126 $154   $1,452,952 40
2013/05/01 - $17,038 -12% 126 $135   $1,469,990 41
2013/05/02 - $19,492 +14% 126 $155   $1,489,482 42
2013/05/03 - $37,489 +92% 123 $305   $1,526,971 43
2013/05/04 - $70,668 +89% 123 $575   $1,597,639 44
2013/05/05 - $38,453 -46% 123 $313   $1,636,092 45
2013/05/06 - $13,870 -64% 123 $113   $1,649,962 46
2013/05/07 - $16,136 +16% 123 $131   $1,666,098 47
2013/05/08 - $17,087 +6% 123 $139   $1,683,185 48
2013/05/09 - $16,705 -2% 123 $136   $1,699,890 49
2013/05/10 - $30,446 +82% 118 $258   $1,730,336 50
2013/05/11 - $59,668 +96% 118 $506   $1,790,004 51
2013/05/12 - $47,765 -20% 118 $405   $1,837,769 52
2013/05/13 - $12,021 -75% 118 $102   $1,849,790 53
2013/05/14 - $14,825 +23% 118 $126   $1,864,615 54
2013/05/15 - $13,021 -12% 118 $110   $1,877,636 55
2013/05/16 - $13,164 +1% 118 $112   $1,890,800 56
2013/05/17 - $26,238 +99% 102 $257   $1,917,038 57
2013/05/18 - $44,842 +71% 102 $440   $1,961,880 58
2013/05/19 - $27,278 -39% 102 $267   $1,989,158 59
2013/05/20 - $14,052 -48% 102 $138   $2,003,210 60
2013/05/21 - $12,299 -12% 102 $121   $2,015,509 61
2013/05/22 - $11,838 -4% 102 $116   $2,027,347 62
2013/05/23 - $12,357 +4% 102 $121   $2,039,704 63
2013/05/24 - $16,173 +31% 61 $265   $2,055,877 64
2013/05/25 - $29,424 +82% 61 $482   $2,085,301 65
2013/05/26 - $23,486 -20% 61 $385   $2,108,787 66
2013/05/27 - $20,337 -13% 61 $333   $2,129,124 67
2013/05/28 - $7,817 -62% 61 $128   $2,136,941 68
2013/05/29 - $7,612 -3% 61 $125   $2,144,553 69
2013/05/30 - $7,825 +3% 61 $128   $2,152,378 70
2013/05/31 - $15,635 +100% 58 $270   $2,168,013 71
2013/06/01 - $25,452 +63% 58 $439   $2,193,465 72
2013/06/02 - $15,114 -41% 58 $261   $2,208,579 73
2013/06/03 - $5,926 -61% 58 $102   $2,214,505 74
2013/06/04 - $6,877 +16% 58 $119   $2,221,382 75
2013/06/05 - $7,497 +9% 58 $129   $2,228,879 76
2013/06/06 - $7,331 -2% 58 $126   $2,236,210 77
2013/06/07 - $9,150 +25% 55 $166   $2,245,360 78
2013/06/08 - $19,127 +109% 55 $348   $2,264,487 79
2013/06/09 - $11,750 -39% 55 $214   $2,276,237 80
2013/06/10 - $6,260 -47% 55 $114   $2,282,497 81
2013/06/11 - $7,249 +16% 55 $132   $2,289,746 82
2013/06/12 - $6,654 -8% 55 $121   $2,296,400 83
2013/06/13 - $6,936 +4% 55 $126   $2,303,336 84
2013/06/14 - $6,168 -11% 39 $158   $2,309,504 85
2013/06/15 - $9,869 +60% 39 $253   $2,319,373 86
2013/06/16 - $6,372 -35% 39 $163   $2,325,745 87
2013/06/17 - $2,494 -61% 39 $64   $2,328,239 88
2013/06/18 - $3,204 +28% 39 $82   $2,331,443 89
2013/06/19 - $5,181 +62% 39 $133   $2,336,624 90
2013/06/20 - $4,265 -18% 39 $109   $2,340,889 91
2013/06/21 - $5,043 +18% 29 $174   $2,345,932 92
2013/06/22 - $7,896 +57% 29 $272   $2,353,828 93
2013/06/23 - $6,409 -19% 29 $221   $2,360,237 94
2013/06/24 - $3,958 -38% 29 $136   $2,364,195 95
2013/06/25 - $5,183 +31% 29 $179   $2,369,378 96
2013/06/26 - $5,155 -1% 29 $178   $2,374,533 97
2013/06/28 - $4,563   18 $254   $2,382,647 99
2013/06/29 - $5,197 +14% 18 $289   $2,387,844 100
2013/06/30 - $5,238 +1% 18 $291   $2,393,082 101
2013/07/01 - $4,436 -15% 18 $246   $2,397,518 102
2013/07/02 - $3,569 -20% 18 $198   $2,401,087 103
2013/07/12 - $2,941   15 $196   $2,432,474 113
2013/07/13 - $3,598 +22% 15 $240   $2,436,072 114
2013/07/14 - $3,181 -12% 15 $212   $2,439,253 115
2013/07/15 - $1,598 -50% 15 $107   $2,440,851 116
2013/07/16 - $1,602 n/c 15 $107   $2,442,453 117
2013/07/17 - $2,024 +26% 15 $135   $2,444,477 118
2013/07/18 - $1,680 -17% 15 $112   $2,446,157 119
2013/07/22 - $408   10 $41   $2,448,863 123
2013/07/23 - $648 +59% 10 $65   $2,449,511 124
2013/07/24 - $708 +9% 10 $71   $2,450,219 125
2013/07/25 - $648 -8% 10 $65   $2,450,867 126

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/22 50 $38,372   4 $9,593   $38,372 3
2013/03/29 42 $71,629 +87% 12 $5,969   $126,218 10
2013/04/05 19 $292,030 +308% 60 $4,867   $443,982 17
2013/04/12 20 $248,945 -15% 93 $2,677   $784,346 24
2013/04/19 23 $254,969 +2% 114 $2,237   $1,137,727 31
2013/04/26 26 $179,558 -30% 126 $1,425   $1,415,722 38
2013/05/03 23 $146,610 -18% 123 $1,192   $1,636,092 45
2013/05/10 24 $137,879 -6% 118 $1,168   $1,837,769 52
2013/05/17 30 $98,358 -29% 102 $964   $1,989,158 59
2013/05/24 31 $69,083 -30% 61 $1,133   $2,108,787 66
2013/05/31 31 $56,201 -19% 58 $969   $2,208,579 73
2013/06/07 41 $40,027 -29% 55 $728   $2,276,237 80
2013/06/14 46 $22,409 -44% 39 $575   $2,325,745 87
2013/06/21 49 $19,348 -14% 29 $667   $2,360,237 94
2013/06/28 56 $14,998 -22% 18 $833   $2,393,082 101
2013/07/19 85 $2,298   10 $230   $2,448,455 122

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