Sparkle

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,397,469Details
International Box Office $262,854
Worldwide Box Office $24,660,323
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $14,768,838 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,520,879 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,289,717
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Synopsis

Musical prodigy, Sparkle struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother, she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
57% - Rotten
Audience
65% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 17th, 2012 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: November 30th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2231, 7/11/2012)
Keywords: Gangs, Narcotics, Domestic Abuse, Posthumous Release, Big Break, Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance, Music Industry, Father's Footsteps, Dysfunctional Family, Sibling Rivalry, African-American, Musicians
Source:Remake
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

DVD Sales: New Releases Get a Black Eye

There were a quartet of new releases to reach the December 2nd edition of the DVD sales chart, but none of them were able to challenge for top spot. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and Brave were in a battle for first place with the former winning if you go by units at 637,000 to 584,000. However, the latter wins in terms of revenue at $11.65 million to $8.09 million. Brave is still a little behind in terms of total units at 4.33 million to 4.75 million; however, after just three weeks of release, it has overtaken The Lorax's 17-week total revenue at $73.45 million to $72.32 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Expendables Bravely Challenge Holdovers

Men in Black 3 led all new releases earning first place on the Blu-ray sales chart with 241,000 units / $6.75 million during its opening week of release. Its Blu-ray share was just under 40%, which is low for this type of release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 27th, 2012

It's not a good week on the home market, but for different reasons than last week. There are five first-run releases coming out this week, which is actually very busy. However, it is a bad week, because I'm supposed to receive screeners for for four of those five films, but so far none of have arrived. At least with Men in Black 3, there's a few more days before it is officially late, as it doesn't come out till Friday. Men in Black 3 also made more at the box office than the rest of the first run releases made combined, so there will likely be a huge gap between the first and second best selling new-release of the week. As for the best releases for the week, ParaNorman is the only real contender for Pick of the Week. The Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth owning, but if you've made the leap to 3D, then the 3D Combo Pack is worth the extra money. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dog Days of Summer

Ugh. That's really all I have to say. None of the new releases were able to make an impact at the box office; in fact, none of them even reached the top five. There was a new entrant in the top five, as The Dark Knight Rises rose to fifth place. That's how bad the box office was over the weekend. A film that's more than a month old returned to the top five. The best new release was Premium Rush, which only managed eighth place. Overall, the box office plummeted by 30% to just $97 million. Amazingly, this was still higher than the same weekend last year, albeit by just 4.6%. Year-to-date, 2012 maintains its lead over 2011. It is ahead of last year's pace by 4.2% at $7.43 billion to $7.13 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Has Set

Apparently summer ended over the weekend. It didn't go out with a thud, but more just faded away. The Expendables 2 was able to earn first place, but missed even the low end of expectations. In fact, the only new release to not struggle as much as analysts were expecting was Sparkle, and even that film missed expectations, it just did so by a tiny margin. There is some good news. There was a lot of depth with seven films earning more than $10 million over the weekend and overall the box office only slipped 2.3% from last weekend hitting $139 million. This was actually 12% higher than the same weekend last year. Analysts were obviously hoping for something more, but at this point, a win is a win. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but that lead has shrunk to 3.3% at $7.22 billion to $6.99 billion. Attendance is only up by 2.1%, so if the rest of August and September don't pull their weight, we might see 2012 lose that lead entirely. More...

Weekend Estimates: Expendables 2 Blasts Competition

The Expendables 2 will enjoy a comfortable win at the box office this weekend, even though its debut number looks as though it will fall somewhat behind the first film in the franchise. Lionsgate currently has the film pegged at $28.75 million for the weekend, well ahead of The Bourne Legacy's $17 million second weekend. ParaNorman will scare up about $14 million for third place, and a total of seven films will top $10 million this weekend, including the two other debutants, Sparkle (which is set for $12 million, per Sony), and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (shooting for $10.9 million, according to Disney). More...

Weekend Predictions: Are The Expendables Essential Viewing?

It looks like summer will be extended by one more week, as The Expendables 2 is tracking for an opening of close to $40 million, maybe a little more. Even better for the market, it isn't the only new release of the weekend. I think ParaNorman could be a solid hit in a counter-programming role. Not everyone agrees with me, on the other hand. ParaNorman is competing with The Odd Life of Timothy Green, but as a live action family film, it's chances are a lot weaker. The final new release is Sparkle, which only has a 50/50 chance of reaching the top five. Last year there were also four wide releases, but combined they made less than $40 million. The Expendables 2 could make more than that by itself. 2012 should finally break out of its losing streak. More...

2012 Preview: August

July was another bad month with five of the seven films missing expectations. Only one matched expectations, or came close enough to call it a victory, while another film is too close to call. 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but that margin did shrink last month, despite the performance of The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $300 million during the month. Looking ahead to August, there are fourteen films opening wide, maybe fifteen, making it the busiest month in a long time. Of those releases, five or six have a shot at $100 million, while none will get much beyond that point. Maybe The Bourne Legacy will be a surprise hit and match the average of its predecessors, but most analysts wouldn't be willing to bet money on that. By comparison, last August only had two films that topped $100 million, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Help. I don't think any film opening this August will match those two films, but we have much better depth this time around. Hopefully we will be able to extend our lead this month, unlike the last two months. More...

Cast

Jordin Sparks    Sparkle
Whitney Houston    Emma
Derek Luke    Stix
Mike Epps    Satin
Carmen Ejogo    Sister
Tika Sumpter    Dolores
Omari Hardwick    Levi
Cee Lo Green    Black
Tamela Mann   

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Salim Akil
Screenwriter    Mara Brock Akil
Story Creator    Joel Schumacher
Story Creator    Howard Rosenman
Producer    Debra Martin Chase
Producer    T.D. Jakes
Producer    Curtis Wallace
Producer    Salim Akil
Producer    Mary Brock Akil
Executive Producer    Whitney Houston
Executive Producer    Howard Rosenman
Executive Producer    Gaylyn Fraiche
Executive Producer    Avram Butch Kaplan
Co-Producer    Derrick Williams
Cinematographer    Anastas Michos
Editor    Terilyn A. Shropshire
Composer    Salaam Remi
Production Designer    Gary Frutkoff
Art Director    Gary Myers
Costume Designer    Ruth E. Carter
Set Decorator    Tina Tottis
Sound Mixer    Steve Morrow
Supervising Sound Editor    Jay Nierenberg
Re-recording Mixer    Janathan Wales
Visual Effects Supervisor    Efram Potelle
Visual Effects Supervisor    Paul Linden
Special Effects Coordinator    Russell Tyrrell
Stunt Coordinator    Ele Bardha
Choreography    Fatima Robinson
Assistant Director    Darin Rivetti
Casting Director    Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/17 4 $4,521,165   2,244 $2,015   $4,521,165 1
2012/08/18 6 $4,302,044 -5% 2,244 $1,917   $8,823,209 2
2012/08/19 7 $2,820,133 -34% 2,244 $1,257   $11,643,342 3
2012/08/20 8 $874,812 -69% 2,244 $390   $12,518,154 4
2012/08/21 8 $946,826 +8% 2,244 $422   $13,464,980 5
2012/08/22 9 $619,949 -35% 2,244 $276   $14,084,929 6
2012/08/23 8 $588,145 -5% 2,244 $262   $14,673,074 7
2012/08/24 11 $1,203,462 +105% 2,244 $536   $15,876,536 8
2012/08/25 11 $1,774,955 +47% 2,244 $791   $17,651,491 9
2012/08/26 11 $1,005,405 -43% 2,244 $448   $18,656,896 10
2012/08/27 11 $335,286 -67% 2,244 $149   $18,992,182 11
2012/08/28 11 $412,766 +23% 2,244 $184   $19,404,948 12
2012/08/29 12 $262,729 -36% 2,020 $130   $19,667,677 13
2012/08/30 12 $259,168 -1% 2,020 $128   $19,926,845 14
2012/08/31 - $451,932 +74% 1,257 $360   $20,378,777 15
2012/09/01 - $718,600 +59% 1,257 $572   $21,097,377 16
2012/09/02 - $609,244 -15% 1,257 $485   $21,706,621 17
2012/09/03 - $545,100 -11% 1,257 $434   $22,251,721 18
2012/09/04 - $139,295 -74% 1,257 $111   $22,391,016 19
2012/09/05 - $102,115 -27% 1,257 $81   $22,493,131 20
2012/09/06 - $100,946 -1% 1,257 $80   $22,594,077 21
2012/09/07 - $208,226 +106% 873 $239   $22,802,303 22
2012/09/08 - $383,605 +84% 873 $439   $23,185,908 23
2012/09/09 - $188,254 -51% 873 $216   $23,374,162 24
2012/09/10 - $58,917 -69% 873 $67   $23,433,079 25
2012/09/11 - $74,753 +27% 873 $86   $23,507,832 26
2012/09/12 - $61,562 -18% 873 $71   $23,569,394 27
2012/09/13 - $57,700 -6% 873 $66   $23,627,094 28
2012/09/14 - $101,218 +75% 494 $205   $23,728,312 29
2012/09/15 - $190,493 +88% 494 $386   $23,918,805 30
2012/09/16 - $90,152 -53% 494 $182   $24,008,957 31
2012/09/21 - $32,505   206 $158   $24,165,957 36
2012/09/22 - $64,050 +97% 206 $311   $24,230,007 37
2012/09/23 - $29,884 -53% 206 $145   $24,259,891 38
2012/09/28 - $25,020   220 $114   $24,325,014 43
2012/09/29 - $47,715 +91% 220 $217   $24,372,729 44
2012/09/30 - $24,740 -48% 220 $112   $24,397,469 45

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/17 5 $11,643,342   2,244 $5,189   $11,643,342 3
2012/08/24 11 $3,983,822 -66% 2,244 $1,775   $18,656,896 10
2012/08/31 14 $1,779,776 -55% 1,257 $1,416   $21,706,621 17
2012/09/07 19 $780,085 -56% 873 $894   $23,374,162 24
2012/09/14 24 $381,863 -51% 494 $773   $24,008,957 31
2012/09/21 41 $126,439 -67% 206 $614   $24,259,891 38
2012/09/28 43 $97,475 -23% 220 $443   $24,397,469 45

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/2/201215152,061 152,061$2,580,475$2,580,4751
12/9/201222116,135-24% 268,196$2,318,055$4,898,5302
12/16/20122850,644-56% 318,840$1,010,854$5,909,3843
12/23/20123075,114+48% 393,954$1,499,275$7,408,6594
12/30/20122876,410+2% 470,364$1,525,144$8,933,8035
1/6/20132447,505-38% 574,452$948,200$11,011,4006
1/13/20132631,684-33% 606,136$632,413$11,643,8127
1/27/20132629,233 653,884$464,220$12,440,5629
2/3/20132525,303-13% 679,187$379,292$12,819,85410

Sparkle HD Trailer

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