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The Spectacular Now (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,852,971Details
International Box Office $63,980Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,916,951
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,320,171 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $504,604 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,824,775
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. She does have dreams, while Sutter lives in a world of impressive self-delusion. And yet they're drawn to each other.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Certified Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,500,000
Domestic Releases: August 2nd, 2013 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: December 5th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: January 14th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for alcohol use, language and some sexuality - all involving teens.
(Rating bulletin 2276, 6/12/2013)
Running Time: 95 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Frances Ha
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Keywords: Addiction, Coming of Age, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 21 Laps Entertainment, Global Produce
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,053 $1,326 Nov 22, 2013 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,385 $1,316 Nov 15, 2013 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,133 $5,517 Nov 8, 2013 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,758 $2,653 Nov 1, 2013 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,668 $7,177 Oct 25, 2013 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,470 $22,441 Oct 18, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,891 $19,343 Oct 11, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,730 $43,425 Oct 4, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,217 $115,175 Sep 27, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,468 $383,070 Sep 20, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,401 $704,950 Sep 13, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,956 $682,222 Sep 6, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,088 $1,127,171 Aug 30, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,364 $619,234 Aug 23, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,284 $413,358 Aug 16, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,956 $266,859 Aug 9, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,502 $197,415 Aug 2, 2013 3

Cast

   Sutter Keely
   Aimee Finecky
Brie Larson    Cassidy
Jennifer Jason Leigh   
Mary Elizabeth Winstead    Holly
Kyle Chandler    Thomas Keely
Andre Royo   
Dayo Okeniyi    Marcus
Bob Odenkirk   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Tom McNulty
Producer    Shawn Levy
Producer    Andrew Lauren
Producer    Michelle Krumm
Screenwriter    Scott Neustadter
Screenwriter    Michael H. Weber
Story Creator    Tim Tharp
Executive Producer    Scott Neustadter
Executive Producer    Michael H. Weber
Executive Producer    Matthew Medlin
Executive Producer    Marc Shmuger
Director of Photography    Jess Hall
Production Designer    Linda Sena
Editor    Darrin Navarro
Costume Designer    Peggy Stamper
Composer    Rob Simonsen
Co-Producer    Billy Rosenberg
Co-Producer    Dan Cohen
Casting Director    Angela Demo
Casting Director    Barbara McCarthy

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 14th, 2014

January 13th, 2014

There are a few first-run releases on this week's list of new DVD and Blu-ray releases. Riddick is the biggest, while You're Next is the best in terms of reviews. However, neither is truly Pick of the Week material. There are some contenders there, and in a strange coincidence, the two best feature Brie Larson: Short Term 12 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and The Spectacular Now on DVD or Blu-ray. It literally came down to a coin toss, but The Spectacular Now won. More...

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November 28th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Mother of God!

September 18th, 2013

It was a busy week in terms of limited releases, not only with number of new releases, but the success of most of these releases. Mother of George was the top film with $22,456 in one theater. Final: The Rapture earned an average of $15,942 in two theaters, which is an impressive opening for a film with no reviews. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Wadjda opened in three theaters, earning an average of $13,751. This film has some Oscar buzz going for it, so it might last in theaters longer than most similar releases. Blue Caprice also has some Oscar buzz and its opening of $13,400 in one theater might help it thrive as well. The overall box office leader, Insidious Chapter 2, opened in fifth place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,208. GMO OMG earned $13,000 in its lone theater, but its reviews are only mixed, so it likely won't last long. Salinger fell 48% to $11,252, while still playing in four theaters. It is likely it won't be able to expand significantly given this decline. More...

Reclusive Per Theater Chart

September 11th, 2013

The buzz surrounding Salinger helped it earn first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $21,739 in four theaters. However, given its reviews, I don't think it will last long. Instructions Not Included remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,366 in more than 700 theaters. It could still expand further, given its per theater average. More...

Per Theater Chart: Competition Not Included

September 4th, 2013

It was a very lop-sided week on the per theater chart with a couple of films in the $10,000 club, but the rest of the new limited releases, and a couple of new wide releases, were floating around, or below, the Mendoza Line. Instructions Not Included was the best with an average of $22,547 in 348 theaters. Stunning. This result is simply stunning. Afternoon Delight was next with an average of $13,676 in two theaters. Neither film earned good reviews, so it will be interesting to see if either can capitalize on this start. More...

Weekend Estimates: Openers Falter to Give Butler Second Win

August 25th, 2013

Lee Daniels' The Butler will enjoy a second weekend atop the box office chart thanks in part to a good hold, at 31% down from last weekend, but also because of a major misfire for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on its opening weekend. The fantasy adventure will only muster about $9.3 million Friday-Sunday for $14.05 million after five days in release -- a big disappointment for a film that reportedly cost $60 million to produce. International markets will make up some of the gap, and a sequel is still said to be in the works, but North America won't contribute much if anything to the coffers after marketing costs are taken into account. The rest of the chart has some bright spots though. More...

Per Theater Chart: IMAX Shines Like the Son

August 21st, 2013

Space Station remained in first place on the per theater chart, again with $30,602. The film has made $2 million so far this year and it seems likely it will last long enough to get to $100 million in total, eventually. You Will Be My Son was next with $15,301 in one theater. Surprisingly Austenland made the $10,000 club. Given its reviews and its genre, earning its per theater average of $10,166 in four theaters is surprisingly high. Blue Jasmine rounded out the $10,000 club with $10,005. It is already playing in 229 theaters and it will expand more. More...

Per Theater Chart: IMAX out of this World

August 15th, 2013

IMAX movies have incredible legs and can bounce back in the $10,000 club years and years after their first release. Space Station jumped into first place with an average of $30,602 in one theater. In a World was the best new release with an average of $23,514 in three theaters. It is going to expand and we will have a contest starting on Friday to celebrate. Snake and Mongoose was close behind with $20,254 in its lone theater. Blue Jasmine continues to expand and it is now playing in 119 theaters. However, its average remains very strong at $19,709 and it will undoubtedly continue to expand. The Spectacular Now expanded from 4 to 19 theaters, while its average fell to $14,045. This is still strong enough to suggest further expansion and it should reach its first major milestone shortly. Chennai Express broke records for a Bollywood film playing in 196 theaters, while its per theater average was $11,329. That's an incredible start. More...

Weekend Estimates: Elysium Leads Pack of Openers

August 11th, 2013

The waning days of the Summer season are seeing a glut of films as distributors try to find one last hit. Four films opened in wide release this weekend and, even though they played to quite different demographics, they will ultimately all fall somewhat short of expectations (or, more accurately, hopes). Topping the pack will be Elysium, which is expected to earn $30.5 million by Sunday evening -- a solid enough performance, but not enough to make a serious dent in its $120 million production budget. Good legs and an impressive international run will be needed for this one to turn a profit. We're the Millers will land in second place for the weekend with about $26.5 million, but will arguably have had a better start, with $38 million earned in total since it opened on Wednesday (not to mention a much lower production cost). Planes will be third with $22.5 million or so, which is OK for a film that was originally destined for a direct-to-video release. The real bomb of the weekend is Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, with $14.6 million expected Friday to Sunday and $23.5 million in total over five days. More...

Per Theater Chart: Now That's Spectacular

August 7th, 2013

The Spectacular Now debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $49,354 in four theaters. This result, plus its excellent reviews, suggests it will have long legs in limited release. Last week's number one film, Blue Jasmine, slipped to second place with an average of $37,174, but it is now playing in 50 theaters, which is an amazing result. Space Station popped back into the $10,000 with an average of $15,352. It has pulled in $88 million after more than a decade of release. The Canyons earned $13,351 in its lone theater, proving there is no such thing as bad publicity. The reviews, on the other hand, were really bad and the film's only real hope is to become a cult classic. That might happen. More...

Weekend Estimates: 2 Guns Good, Smurfs Look Overseas

August 4th, 2013

2 Guns continues Universal's very good year this weekend with an opening the studio is projecting at $27.36 million, as of Sunday morning. That's not record-breaking by any means, but it's certainly solid for a late-Summer action movie. The Smurfs 2, meanwhile, is a major disappointment for Sony, who were hoping for much more than $18.2 million, given that the first film in the franchises earned $35.6 million on debut. This is a film that will earn far more overseas than it does domestically though, so the studio will be looking more closely at opening numbers from around the world, where the film is reportedly doing much better. More...

Some of the Limited Releases are Spectacular

August 2nd, 2013

While there are not a ton of new releases on this week's list, one of them, The Spectacular Now is not only earning spectacular reviews, but it also has the pedigree and the buzz to suggest it will thrive in theaters. Our Children should also do well in limited release, but likely won't expand significantly. Meanwhile, Cockneys vs. Zombies and Europa Report have niche market appeal that could be filled on the home market. Finally, The Canyons could test the theory that there's no such thing as bad publicity. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/02 30 $197,415   4 $49,354   $197,415 3
2013/08/09 25 $266,859 +35% 19 $14,045   $534,962 10
2013/08/16 26 $413,358 +55% 55 $7,516   $1,075,285 17
2013/08/23 20 $619,234 +50% 154 $4,021   $1,904,412 24
2013/08/30 24 $1,127,171 +82% 385 $2,928   $3,469,450 31
2013/09/06 22 $682,222 -39% 415 $1,644   $4,775,736 38
2013/09/13 17 $704,950 +3% 770 $916   $5,737,720 45
2013/09/20 24 $383,070 -46% 571 $671   $6,402,136 52
2013/09/27 36 $115,175 -70% 142 $811   $6,656,954 59
2013/10/04 47 $43,425 -62% 58 $749   $6,741,312 66
2013/10/11 56 $19,343 -55% 33 $586   $6,777,909 73
2013/10/18 59 $22,441 +16% 54 $416   $6,811,445 80
2013/10/25 70 $7,177 -68% 24 $299   $6,830,531 87
2013/11/01 64 $2,653 -63% 18 $147   $6,836,908 94
2013/11/08 67 $5,517 +108% 12 $460   $6,846,345 101
2013/11/15 72 $1,316 -76% 8 $165   $6,850,013 108
2013/11/22 78 $1,326 +1% 7 $189   $6,851,969 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/02 - $69,876   4 $17,469   $69,876 1
2013/08/09 - $84,153   19 $4,429   $352,256 8
2013/08/10 - $105,966 +26% 19 $5,577   $458,222 9
2013/08/11 - $76,740 -28% 19 $4,039   $534,962 10
2013/08/19 - $53,521   55 $973   $1,128,806 18
2013/08/20 - $54,734 +2% 55 $995   $1,183,540 19
2013/08/21 - $51,347 -6% 55 $934   $1,234,887 20
2013/08/22 - $50,291 -2% 55 $914   $1,285,178 21
2013/08/23 - $187,643 +273% 154 $1,218   $1,472,821 22
2013/08/24 - $237,073 +26% 154 $1,539   $1,709,894 23
2013/08/25 - $194,518 -18% 154 $1,263   $1,904,412 24
2013/08/26 - $79,468 -59% 154 $516   $1,983,880 25
2013/08/27 - $83,037 +4% 154 $539   $2,066,917 26
2013/08/28 - $140,894 +70% 345 $408   $2,207,811 27
2013/08/29 - $134,468 -5% 345 $390   $2,342,279 28
2013/09/02 - $349,410   385 $908   $3,818,860 32
2013/09/03 - $93,721 -73% 385 $243   $3,912,581 33
2013/09/04 - $90,049 -4% 385 $234   $4,002,629 34
2013/09/05 - $90,886 +1% 385 $236   $4,093,515 35
2013/09/06 - $210,190 +131% 415 $506   $4,303,705 36
2013/09/07 - $307,070 +46% 415 $740   $4,610,775 37
2013/09/08 - $164,962 -46% 415 $397   $4,775,736 38
2013/09/09 - $58,474 -65% 415 $141   $4,834,210 39
2013/09/10 - $67,894 +16% 415 $164   $4,902,104 40
2013/09/11 - $68,980 +2% 415 $166   $4,971,083 41
2013/09/12 - $61,687 -11% 415 $149   $5,032,770 42
2013/09/13 - $228,723 +271% 770 $297   $5,261,493 43
2013/09/14 - $291,184 +27% 770 $378   $5,552,677 44
2013/09/15 - $185,043 -36% 770 $240   $5,737,720 45
2013/09/16 - $66,628 -64% 770 $87   $5,804,348 46
2013/09/17 - $74,402 +12% 770 $97   $5,878,750 47
2013/09/18 - $68,209 -8% 770 $89   $5,946,960 48
2013/09/19 - $72,106 +6% 770 $94   $6,019,066 49
2013/09/20 - $111,302 +54% 571 $195   $6,130,368 50
2013/09/21 - $179,694 +61% 571 $315   $6,310,062 51
2013/09/22 - $92,074 -49% 571 $161   $6,402,136 52
2013/09/23 - $31,278 -66% 571 $55   $6,433,414 53
2013/09/24 - $37,806 +21% 571 $66   $6,471,221 54
2013/09/25 - $35,088 -7% 571 $61   $6,506,309 55
2013/09/26 - $35,470 +1% 571 $62   $6,541,779 56
2013/09/27 - $37,327 +5% 142 $263   $6,579,106 57
2013/09/28 - $47,048 +26% 142 $331   $6,626,154 58
2013/09/29 - $30,800 -35% 142 $217   $6,656,954 59
2013/09/30 - $9,128 -70% 142 $64   $6,666,082 60
2013/10/01 - $10,908 +20% 142 $77   $6,676,989 61
2013/10/02 - $10,267 -6% 142 $72   $6,687,257 62
2013/10/03 - $10,630 +4% 142 $75   $6,697,887 63
2013/10/04 - $14,365 +35% 58 $248   $6,712,252 64
2013/10/05 - $19,011 +32% 58 $328   $6,731,263 65
2013/10/06 - $10,049 -47% 58 $173   $6,741,312 66
2013/10/07 - $3,581 -64% 58 $62   $6,744,893 67
2013/10/08 - $5,447 +52% 58 $94   $6,750,340 68
2013/10/09 - $3,651 -33% 58 $63   $6,753,991 69
2013/10/10 - $4,575 +25% 58 $79   $6,758,566 70
2013/10/11 - $6,730 +47% 33 $204   $6,765,296 71
2013/10/12 - $7,405 +10% 33 $224   $6,772,701 72
2013/10/13 - $5,208 -30% 33 $158   $6,777,909 73
2013/10/14 - $3,094 -41% 33 $94   $6,781,003 74
2013/10/15 - $2,459 -21% 33 $75   $6,783,462 75
2013/10/16 - $2,107 -14% 33 $64   $6,785,568 76
2013/10/17 - $3,435 +63% 33 $104   $6,789,004 77
2013/10/18 - $7,105 +107% 54 $132   $6,796,109 78
2013/10/19 - $9,290 +31% 54 $172   $6,805,399 79
2013/10/20 - $6,047 -35% 54 $112   $6,811,445 80
2013/10/21 - $2,692 -55% 54 $50   $6,814,137 81
2013/10/22 - $2,781 +3% 54 $52   $6,816,918 82
2013/10/23 - $2,853 +3% 54 $53   $6,819,771 83
2013/10/24 - $3,584 +26% 54 $66   $6,823,355 84
2013/10/25 - $1,979 -45% 24 $82   $6,825,334 85
2013/10/26 - $2,833 +43% 24 $118   $6,828,167 86
2013/10/27 - $2,365 -17% 24 $99   $6,830,531 87
2013/10/28 - $993 -58% 24 $41   $6,831,525 88
2013/10/29 - $1,013 +2% 24 $42   $6,832,538 89
2013/10/30 - $803 -21% 24 $33   $6,833,341 90
2013/10/31 - $914 +14% 24 $38   $6,834,255 91
2013/11/01 - $780 -15% 18 $43   $6,835,035 92
2013/11/02 - $972 +25% 18 $54   $6,836,007 93
2013/11/03 - $901 -7% 18 $50   $6,836,908 94
2013/11/04 - $299 -67% 18 $17   $6,837,207 95
2013/11/05 - $413 +38% 18 $23   $6,837,620 96
2013/11/06 - $849 +106% 18 $47   $6,838,469 97
2013/11/07 - $2,360 +178% 18 $131   $6,840,828 98
2013/11/08 - $1,584 -33% 12 $132   $6,842,412 99
2013/11/09 - $2,391 +51% 12 $199   $6,844,803 100
2013/11/10 - $1,542 -36% 12 $129   $6,846,345 101
2013/11/11 - $733 -52% 12 $61   $6,847,078 102
2013/11/12 - $562 -23% 12 $47   $6,847,640 103
2013/11/13 - $472 -16% 12 $39   $6,848,112 104
2013/11/14 - $585 +24% 12 $49   $6,848,697 105
2013/11/15 - $539 -8% 8 $67   $6,849,236 106
2013/11/16 - $486 -10% 8 $61   $6,849,722 107
2013/11/17 - $290 -40% 8 $36   $6,850,013 108
2013/11/18 - $278 -4% 8 $35   $6,850,291 109
2013/11/19 - $155 -44% 8 $19   $6,850,446 110
2013/11/20 - $274 +77% 8 $34   $6,850,720 111
2013/11/21 - $197 -28% 8 $25   $6,850,643 112

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/02 34 $268,103   4 $67,026   $268,103 7
2013/08/09 25 $393,824 +47% 19 $20,728   $661,927 14
2013/08/16 27 $623,251 +58% 55 $11,332   $1,285,178 21
2013/08/23 19 $1,057,101 +70% 345 $3,064   $2,342,279 28
2013/08/30 24 $1,751,236 +66% 385 $4,549   $4,093,515 35
2013/09/06 22 $939,256 -46% 415 $2,263   $5,032,770 42
2013/09/13 17 $986,296 +5% 770 $1,281   $6,019,066 49
2013/09/20 23 $522,713 -47% 571 $915   $6,541,779 56
2013/09/27 35 $156,108 -70% 142 $1,099   $6,697,887 63
2013/10/04 45 $60,679 -61% 58 $1,046   $6,758,566 70
2013/10/11 57 $30,438 -50% 33 $922   $6,789,004 77
2013/10/18 48 $34,351 +13% 54 $636   $6,823,355 84
2013/10/25 57 $10,900 -68% 24 $454   $6,834,255 91
2013/11/01 52 $6,573 -40% 18 $365   $6,840,828 98
2013/11/08 56 $7,869 +20% 12 $656   $6,848,697 105
2013/11/15 72 $2,220 -72% 8 $278   $6,850,643 112
2013/11/22 74 $1,802 -19% 7 $257   $6,852,445 119
2013/11/29 77 $526 -71% 4 $132   $6,852,971 126

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 12/5/2013 $43,280 22 22 22 $44,562 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $19,418
 
International Total$63,980 12/13/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/19/2014941,439 41,439$457,901$457,9011

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/19/20141610,347 10,347$162,456$162,4561

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