A Thousand Words

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,450,127Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,351,097 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $522,602 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,873,699
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Synopsis

Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack's life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner.

Metrics

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Critics
0% - Rotten
Audience
47% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 9th, 2012 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: June 26th, 2012 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual situations including dialogue, language and some drug-related humor.
(Rating bulletin 2206, 1/18/2012)
Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Therapists / Therapy, New Age, Writing and Writers, Religious, Curses
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Work After Midnight, Saturn Films

Blu-ray Sales: Wrath of the Blu-rays

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DVD Sales: 21 Leaps to the Top

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart with four of them placing in the top five. Things were led by 21 Jump Street, which sold 869,000 units while generating $14.77 million in opening week sales. This is a fine start, but given its theatrical run, it isn't a great start. On the other hand, it didn't need a great start to break even. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 26th, 2012

It's a good week on the home market, especially for this time of year. Not only do we have a first-run release that hit $100 million at the box office, 21 Jump Street, but we have an art house film that found massive success with moviegoers, critics, and even Awards Season voters, The Artist. There are also a couple of wide releases that should have some impact on the overall sales, Mirror Mirror and Wrath of the Titans, as well as some TV on DVD releases, limited releases, catalogue titles, etc. that are also of interest. As for Pick of the Week, The Artist on Blu-ray is the most obvious choice, but The 39 Steps on Blu-ray and Sound of Noise on DVD were also in the running. Finally, Phineas and Ferb: - The Perry Files arrived late, but it too is worthy of that honor. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office is Stuffed

The buzz surrounding The Hunger Games became nearly deafening by the time it opened. There were some concerns that the film couldn't possible live up to the hype. However, not only did it live up to the hype, it crushed expectations and set records. Overall the box office pulled in $214 million, which is the ninth best combined weekend total and the best non-Holiday season weekend (Summer blockbuster season and the Thanksgiving to New Years holiday run). This was 93% higher than last weekend and 76% higher than the same weekend last year. Needless to say, 2012 stretched its lead over 2011, and it now sits 19% ahead of last year's pace at $2.41 billion to $2.02 billion. This is behind 2010's running tally of $2.69 billion, but ahead of 2009, which had $2.38 billion at this point of the year, so while we are not quite on a record-breaking pace, it has been a very good year so far. More...

Weekend Predictions: How Hungry are Moviegoers?

At the beginning of the month, most people were expecting The Hunger Games to have one of the biggest openings of March and one of the all-time biggest openings for a non-sequel film. However, that's changed... for the better. Instead of analysts predicting $70 million to $80 million over its opening weekend, expectations have grown to the point where it could earn over $100 million over the next three days and still be considered a disappointment. In fact, there are many who are predicting The Hunger Games will make more by itself than the entire industry made last year. Needless to say, if that happened, 2012 will make up for last week's 3.6% year-over-year decline in a huge way. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: 21 Jumps High, but Overall Box Office Low

2012's winning streak finally came to a close, but it was close. Overall the total box office was $111 million, which was 17% lower than last week and more importantly, down 3.6% compared to the same weekend last year. 21 Jump Street did hold up its end of the box office numbers, but since the only other new release in the top ten was Casa di me Padre, is wasn't enough. Year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011's pace by 16% at $2.16 billion to $1.87 billion. That lead will grow next weekend with the release of The Hunger Games, which could be record-breaking at the box office and is just as strong with critics. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lorax has a Sustainable Run

As expected, Doctor Seuss' The Lorax led the way at the box office, but unfortunately, it was on the low end of expectations. Unfortunately, while John Carter did land on the high end of expectations, it really wasn't able to pick up the slack. Overall, the box office fell 21% from last week to $133 million. This was higher than the same weekend last year, but by only 3%. At least the streak is still intact and has now reached ten weeks. Year-to-date, 2012 has reached $2 billion and is now ahead of 2011 by 18% at $2.01 billion to $1.70 billion. Let's hope next week is just as lucrative. More...

Weekend Estimates: Carter Disaster Gives Weekend to Lorax

Although John Carter's opening won't be as bad as the direst predictions, an anemic $30.6 million debut will condemn the film to the record books for all the wrong reasons and (in spite of good international numbers) almost certainly cause a write-down for Disney. Or more immediate embarrassment, the film will fail to win the weekend, coming in second to The Lorax, which is set to post $39.1 million in its second weekend, according to Universal's estimate. That combination of two $30 million plus films will give 2012 another weekend win over last year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Be Silent?

Three films open wide release this week, but none of them look like they will compete with the Doctor Seuss' The Lorax for top spot. John Carter is the only one with a real shot at first place, but there's a chance it won't make half as much as The Lorax does over the next three days. Silent House is the best-reviewed new release of the week, and if it can remain above 60% positive, it will be the only film in the top ten with overall positive reviews. Finally there's A Thousand Words, but the less said about that film, the better. (It's opening in under 2,000 theaters with zero positive reviews.) Last year Battle: Los Angeles opened in first place with $35 million, a figure The Lorax should top, while the rest of the top ten look about same this year as last. The winning streak should continue. More...

2012 Preview: March

February continued 2012's winning streak, which has now reached eight weeks. Will that streak continue in March? I'm not sure it will. There are some very good signs. For instance, last March, only one film reached $100 million, Rango, while there were a couple others that cracked $75 million, Battle: Los Angeles and Limitless. Plus the final weekend of this month lines up with the first weekend of April last year, which also had a $100 million hit, Hop. This time around, things look a whole lot better at the top with a potential $200 million hit, The Hunger Games, and two more that should hit the century mark, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, and Wrath of the Titans. Plus a couple others, 21 Jump Street and John Carter of Mars, that could top $75 million. However, there are a few weeks that look soft when compared with last year. I suspect The Hunger Games will be such a huge hit that overall March 2012 will perform better than March 2011, but I also think there will be a couple weeks of year-over-year declines. On the plus side, very few films feel like filler; in fact, there are very few films, period. Over the next five weekends, only nine films are opening wide, which is odd for this time of year. In fact, it would be slow for the heart of summer, when most weeks have a blockbuster and one counter-programming film. Will this help the overall box office, as no films will be squeezed out? Or will the lack of choices hurt the box office? We will soon find out, but I remain cautiously optimistic. More...

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Cast

Eddie Murphy    Jack McCall
Kerry Washington    Caroline McCall
Cliff Curtis    Dr. Sinja
Clark Duke    Aaron Wiseberger
Ruby Dee    Annie McCall
Allison Janney    Samantha Davis
Emanuel Ragsdale    Tyler McCall
Jill Basey    Woman in Starbucks
Greg Collins    Construction Worker
Robert LeQuang    Starbucks Customer
Michael G. Wilkinson    Starbucks Customer
Lyndsey Nelson    Starbucks Customer
Michael Cody Gilbert    Starbucks Customer
Lou Saliba    Shrink
John Gatins    Valet
Mitchell Fink    Male Agent
Edi Patterson    Young Female Agent
Emily Burton    Crying Student
Tracy Mulhollad    Young Student
Brad Keimach    Sinja Aide
Dilip Jha    Sinja Aide
Jorge A. Alvarez    Mariachi Band Leader
Kayla Blake    Emily
Leonard Earl Howze    Orderly
Winston Rocha    Gaudencio
Jack McBrayer    Starbucks Barista
John Witherspoon    Blind Man
Bethany Dwyer    Mary
Alain Chabat    Christian Legeg de la Touffe
Thierry Segall    French Businessmen
Noel Courteblanche    French Businessman
Darcy Rose Byrnes    10-Year-Old Girl

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    John Debney
Director    Brian Robbins

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 6 $1,913,397   1,890 $1,012   $1,913,397 1
2012/03/10 5 $2,722,356 +42% 1,890 $1,440   $4,635,753 2
2012/03/11 5 $1,540,527 -43% 1,890 $815   $6,176,280 3
2012/03/12 5 $525,364 -66% 1,890 $278   $6,701,644 4
2012/03/13 5 $652,523 +24% 1,890 $345   $7,354,167 5
2012/03/14 5 $483,624 -26% 1,890 $256   $7,837,791 6
2012/03/15 5 $515,030 +6% 1,890 $273   $8,352,821 7
2012/03/16 6 $1,130,794 +120% 1,895 $597   $9,483,615 8
2012/03/17 4 $1,618,244 +43% 1,895 $854   $11,101,859 9
2012/03/18 6 $883,894 -45% 1,895 $466   $11,985,753 10
2012/03/19 7 $239,729 -73% 1,895 $127   $12,225,482 11
2012/03/20 6 $308,022 +28% 1,895 $163   $12,533,504 12
2012/03/21 6 $236,343 -23% 1,895 $125   $12,769,847 13
2012/03/22 6 $230,321 -3% 1,895 $122   $13,000,168 14
2012/03/23 8 $528,232 +129% 1,787 $296   $13,528,400 15
2012/03/24 6 $899,086 +70% 1,787 $503   $14,427,486 16
2012/03/25 6 $522,836 -42% 1,787 $293   $14,950,322 17
2012/03/26 7 $153,002 -71% 1,787 $86   $15,103,324 18
2012/03/27 7 $190,339 +24% 1,787 $107   $15,293,663 19
2012/03/28 7 $151,381 -20% 1,787 $85   $15,445,044 20
2012/03/29 7 $160,437 +6% 1,787 $90   $15,605,481 21
2012/03/30 10 $240,919 +50% 1,007 $239   $15,846,400 22
2012/03/31 9 $428,249 +78% 1,007 $425   $16,274,649 23
2012/04/01 10 $233,419 -45% 1,007 $232   $16,508,068 24
2012/04/02 9 $89,772 -62% 1,007 $89   $16,597,840 25
2012/04/03 9 $112,630 +25% 1,007 $112   $16,710,470 26
2012/04/04 10 $104,859 -7% 1,007 $104   $16,815,329 27
2012/04/05 9 $128,550 +23% 1,007 $128   $16,943,879 28
2012/04/06 13 $173,463 +35% 507 $342   $17,117,342 29
2012/04/07 13 $181,459 +5% 507 $358   $17,298,801 30
2012/04/08 12 $123,502 -32% 507 $244   $17,422,303 31
2012/04/09 11 $60,350 -51% 507 $119   $17,482,653 32
2012/04/10 14 $50,468 -16% 507 $100   $17,533,121 33
2012/04/11 13 $48,040 -5% 507 $95   $17,581,161 34
2012/04/12 13 $46,363 -3% 507 $91   $17,627,524 35
2012/04/13 - $55,513 +20% 277 $200   $17,683,037 36
2012/04/14 - $96,164 +73% 277 $347   $17,779,201 37
2012/04/15 - $48,497 -50% 277 $175   $17,827,698 38
2012/04/16 - $11,194 -77% 277 $40   $17,838,892 39
2012/04/17 - $12,701 +13% 277 $46   $17,851,593 40
2012/04/18 - $11,124 -12% 277 $40   $17,862,717 41
2012/04/19 - $10,637 -4% 277 $38   $17,873,354 42
2012/04/20 - $15,681 +47% 168 $93   $17,889,035 43
2012/04/21 - $30,928 +97% 168 $184   $17,919,963 44
2012/04/22 - $16,916 -45% 168 $101   $17,936,879 45
2012/04/23 - $4,231 -75% 168 $25   $17,941,110 46
2012/04/24 - $5,015 +19% 168 $30   $17,946,125 47
2012/04/25 - $3,880 -23% 168 $23   $17,950,005 48
2012/04/26 - $5,047 +30% 168 $30   $17,955,052 49
2012/04/27 - $29,794 +490% 169 $176   $17,984,846 50
2012/04/28 - $52,822 +77% 169 $313   $18,037,668 51
2012/04/29 - $33,333 -37% 169 $197   $18,071,001 52
2012/04/30 - $9,175 -72% 169 $54   $18,080,176 53
2012/05/01 - $11,254 +23% 169 $67   $18,091,430 54
2012/05/02 - $8,411 -25% 169 $50   $18,099,841 55
2012/05/03 - $8,763 +4% 169 $52   $18,108,604 56
2012/05/04 - $21,377 +144% 140 $153   $18,129,981 57
2012/05/05 - $35,195 +65% 140 $251   $18,165,176 58
2012/05/06 - $20,587 -42% 140 $147   $18,185,763 59
2012/05/07 - $6,862 -67% 140 $49   $18,192,625 60
2012/05/08 - $7,926 +16% 140 $57   $18,200,551 61
2012/05/09 - $6,786 -14% 140 $48   $18,207,337 62
2012/05/10 - $7,141 +5% 140 $51   $18,214,478 63
2012/05/11 - $17,898 +151% 127 $141   $18,232,376 64
2012/05/12 - $32,828 +83% 127 $258   $18,265,204 65
2012/05/13 - $27,666 -16% 127 $218   $18,292,870 66
2012/05/14 - $6,022 -78% 127 $47   $18,298,892 67
2012/05/15 - $6,747 +12% 127 $53   $18,305,639 68
2012/05/16 - $6,067 -10% 127 $48   $18,311,706 69
2012/05/17 - $5,920 -2% 127 $47   $18,317,626 70
2012/05/18 - $13,933 +135% 110 $127   $18,331,559 71
2012/05/19 - $25,560 +83% 110 $232   $18,357,119 72
2012/05/20 - $17,408 -32% 110 $158   $18,374,527 73
2012/05/21 - $5,601 -68% 110 $51   $18,380,128 74
2012/05/22 - $6,414 +15% 110 $58   $18,386,542 75
2012/05/23 - $5,401 -16% 110 $49   $18,391,943 76
2012/05/24 - $6,175 +14% 110 $56   $18,398,118 77
2012/05/25 - $7,977 +29% 110 $73   $18,406,095 78
2012/05/26 - $12,210 +53% 110 $111   $18,418,305 79
2012/05/27 - $10,776 -12% 110 $98   $18,429,081 80
2012/05/28 - $9,068 -16% 110 $82   $18,438,149 81
2012/05/29 - $3,864 -57% 110 $35   $18,442,013 82
2012/05/30 - $3,880 n/c 110 $35   $18,445,893 83
2012/05/31 - $4,234 +9% 110 $38   $18,450,127 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 6 $6,176,280   1,890 $3,268   $6,176,280 3
2012/03/16 6 $3,632,932 -41% 1,895 $1,917   $11,985,753 10
2012/03/23 6 $1,950,154 -46% 1,787 $1,091   $14,950,322 17
2012/03/30 9 $902,587 -54% 1,007 $896   $16,508,068 24
2012/04/06 14 $478,424 -47% 507 $944   $17,422,303 31
2012/04/13 25 $200,174 -58% 277 $723   $17,827,698 38
2012/04/20 44 $63,525 -68% 168 $378   $17,936,879 45
2012/04/27 31 $115,949 +83% 169 $686   $18,071,001 52
2012/05/04 35 $77,159 -33% 140 $551   $18,185,763 59
2012/05/11 34 $78,392 +2% 127 $617   $18,292,870 66
2012/05/18 38 $56,901 -27% 110 $517   $18,374,527 73
2012/05/25 44 $30,963 -46% 110 $281   $18,429,081 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/1/2012883,335 83,335$1,246,692$1,246,6921
7/8/20121458,405-30% 141,740$697,940$1,944,6312
7/15/20121745,590-22% 187,330$727,160$2,671,7923
7/22/20123020,462-55% 207,792$311,227$2,983,0194
7/29/20122819,066-7% 226,858$314,589$3,297,6085

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