The Three Stooges

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,338,224Details
International Box Office $9,463,420
Worldwide Box Office $53,801,644
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $20,331,844 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,156,558 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $23,488,402
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Left on a nun's doorstep, Larry, Curly and Moe grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure. Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot...while also stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
48% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 13th, 2012 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: July 17th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language.
(Rating bulletin 2211, 2/22/2012)
Keywords: Gratuitous Cameos, Development Hell, Cross-Dressing, Reality TV, Religious, Sibling Rivalry, Adopted Family, Orphan, Epilogue
Source:Remake
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Conundrum Entertainment, Charles B. Wessler Entertainment, C3 Entertainmnet, Dune Entertainment

DVD Sales: New Releases in a Feud with Holdovers

There were not a lot of new releases to make an impact on the DVD sales chart this week. However, we did have a new number one, as Hatfields and McCoys DVD sold 363,000 units and generated $7.25 million in revenue. That's an excellent start for a TV mini-series. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases Were Silent

There was only one new release to chart on this week's DVD sales chart this week, and it didn't even reach the top ten. This left The Three Stooges in first place with 182,000 units / $3.62 million for the week, lifting its totals to 601,000 units / $12.02 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Begins in First, Knight Rises to Top

There were quite a few new releases to reach the Blu-ray sales chart this week, including three in the top five. However, the top two spots were held by holdovers: Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Batman Begins sold 313,000 units / $3.11 million for the week for approximate total sales of 1.8 million units / $23 million. The Dark Knight sold 280,000 units and generating just under $6.00 million for the week and has now sold 7.3 million units sold and generated $116 million in total revenue. It is very likely the best-selling Blu-ray of all time overtaking Avatar, although Avatar did generate more total revenue. (Unfortunately, it started on Blu-ray while the market was small enough that there's uncertainty with early numbers.) More...

DVD Sales: Number One for Three

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart taking three of the top five spots and six of the top eleven. This includes a new number one film, The Three Stooges, which sold 378,000 units while generating $7.55 million in opening week revenue. This is a good start compared to its theatrical run, but not a great start. Additionally, it didn't have a strong theatrical run, so this is more damning it with faint praise. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 17th, 2012

It's broken record time. As is usual for this time of year, it is a slow week on the home market. There are two first run releases coming out, Lockout and The Three Stooges, but neither film was a box office hit. On the other hand, there are a number of catalogue titles (Singin' In the Rain); limited releases (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen); and TV on DVD releases (Sanctuary: The Complete Fourth Season). All three of those releases are contenders for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with Leverage: Season Four. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers were Very Thoughtful

Every single film in the top five either matched or exceeded expectations, Think Like a Man more than doubled its predictions, but it still wasn't enough to match last year's total. Granted, there was still reason to celebrate, as the box office soared 18% when compared to last week reaching $135 million over the weekend, while the box office fell short of last year's total by less than 0.5%, so it is hardly a reason to panic. Additionally, 2012 is still ahead of 2011 by a massive 17% margin at $3.14 billion to $2.69 billion. Next weekend will be a disaster, but the weekend after that is the start of summer, and analysts are bullish on the overall box office chances. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Finally Get Lucky?

It has been nearly a month since we've had a new release top the box office chart, but it looks like The Hunger Games is finally going to be pushed from top spot. It looks like The Lucky One will be the film that breaks The Hunger Games winning streak, as it is the only saturation level release. On the other hand, Think Like a Man and Chimpanzee are barely opening wide. Fortunately, the three wide releases this year appear about as strong as the three wide releases from last year. Unfortunately, last year was led by Rio during its second weekend of release, so 2012 has about a $25 million hole it will need to plug if it is to avoid the first three-week slump of the year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: It's All Fun and Games Till the Box Office Falls

The overall box office went about as well as expected over the weekend; however, that's not particularly good news, as expectations were low to begin with. The Hunger Games remained on top of the box office for the fourth time, making it the first film since Avatar to accomplish that feat. However, there wasn't a lot of celebrate over the weekend, as the box office fell 8% from last weekend to $114 million. More importantly, this was 12% lower than the same weekend last year, making this the worst year-over-year decline of 2012. That said, 2012 still has a massive lead on 2011 up $2.98 billion to $2.50 billion and if the summer is as good as the first part of the year was, that lead will be even greater by the time the Fall rolls around. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Wins for Fourth Weekend

The Hunger Games will enjoy a fourth straight weekend at the top of the box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With a $21.5 million weekend, the film moves to about $337 million in total, by far the biggest hit of 2012 so far. The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods will both post decent openings, with $17.1 million and $14.85 million respectively, but neither has broken out of their core demographics enough for a win. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Finally Satisfy Box Office Hunger?

After a fantastic three-month run in which 2012 only lost once in the year-over-year comparison and built a 20% lead over 2011, it looks like the box office is returning normal. This weekend there are three films opening wide: The Cabin in the Woods, Lockout, and The Three Stooges. However, despite the number of new releases, there are many who think The Hunger Games will remain on top for the fourth weekend in a row. This would be terrible news for everyone, with the possible exception of Lionsgate, which is the distributor for both The Hunger Games and The Cabin in the Woods, as it is a sign of profound weakness at the box office. How weak is the box office? There is a chance that all three films combined won't open with as much as last year's number one film, Rio, opened with. And there's a chance none of the new wide releases will open with as much as the second place film, Scream 4, opened with. There's little hope 2012 will walk away with a win this time around. More...

2012 Preview: April

There's good news / bad news going forward into April. First the good news, aside from one week where we saw a minor dip, March was fantastic. There were a number of films beating expectations and the overall the month was even stronger than predicted. As of this weekend, the box office is now 20% higher than the same pace last year. The bad news? That winning streak will certainly come to an end in April. Last year, there was one film that reached $200 million, Fast Five, plus two others that reached $100 million, Hop and Rio. Granted, due to the shifting calendar, Hop is actually being compared to the last weekend in March, so this April only needs one $200 million hit and a $150 million hit to keep pace. But even so, there's almost no chance that will happen. In fact, there's a chance that we might not have one film topping $100 million this year. Only three films have a real shot at this milestone: American Reunion, Five-Year Engagement, and Titanic 3D. And quite frankly, only the first one has a 50/50 chance of getting there. We will likely see 2012 shed some of its lead over 2011, but it should still end the month with a solid year-over-year lead. More...

Cast

Sean Hayes    Larry
Will Sasso    Curly
Chris Diamantopoulos    Moe
Jane Lynch    Mother Superior
Sofia Vergara    Lydia
Jennifer Hudson    Sister Rosemary
Craig Bierko    Mac
Stephen Collins    Mr. Harter
Larry David    Sister Mary-Mengele
Kirby Heyborne    Teddy
Carly Craig    Mrs. Harter
Kate Upton    Sister Bernice
Marianne Leone    Sister Ricarda
Brian Doyle-Murray    Monsignor Ratliffe
Michael Sorrentino    The Situation
Nicole Polizzi    Snookie
Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley    JWoww
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro    Ronnie
Samantha Gianola    Sammi
Avalon Robbins    Murph
Max Charles    Peezer
Jake Peck    Young Teddy
Patty Ross    Head Nurse
Lee Armstrong    Officer Armstrong
Emy Coligado    Ling
Ray Collins    Carbunkle
Isaiah Mustafa    Moe's Hip Executive
Mark J. Kogan    Executive
Michael D'Allessio    Moe's Audition Staff
Donna D'Allessio    Moe's Audition Staff
Bob Kocsis    Child #1
Apple Kocsis    Child #2
Jackie Flynn    Golf Superintendent Dave Lamson
Sandra Dorsey    Heavyset Woman
Vince Canlas    Japanese Chef
Ric Reitz    Jon Hamm
Caryl West    Maid
Sayed Badreya    Orderly
Johnny Seal    Production Security Guard
Deborah Walker    Terrified Nun
Michael L. Kuhn    Tour Guide
Pamela Smith    Woman Reporter
Lucy Thomas    Orphan Brady
Charlie G. Thomas    Young Boy at Party
Skyler Gisondo    Young Moe
Lance Chantiles-Wertz    Young Larry
Robert Capron    Young Curly
Danny Smith    French Chef
Kyla Kenedy White    Balloon Girl
Erin Allin O'Reilly    Nun
Caitlin Colford    Nun
Caroline Scott    Nun
Mariann Neary    Nun
Jesse Farrelly    Gang Banger
Jerod Mayo    Gang Banger
Troy Brown    Gang Banger
Patricia French    Laundry Worker
Roy Jenkins    Officer Mcroft
Barry Guys    Staple in Hat Guy
Matthew Collins    Policeman #3
William F. Scannell    Handsome Security Guard
Jonathan S. Kennedy    Party Security
Lin Shaye    Nurse Crotchet
Steve Tyler    Camera Man
Myron Parker Jr.    Orphan
J.R. Fondessy    Orphan
Robert J. Benjamin    Hipster Orphan
Reid Meadows    Weezer
Dwight Howard    As Himself
Dallas Hobbs    Basketball Player
Carter Hayden    Baby Moe
Cooper Callihan    Baby Curly
Kieran Vine    Baby Larry
Antonio Sabato Jr.    Handsome Guy #1
Justin Lopez    Handsome Guy #2

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Peter Farrelly
Director    Bobby Farrelly
Screenwriter    Mike Cerrone
Screenwriter    Bobby Farrelly
Screenwriter    Peter Farrelly
Producer    Bradley Thomas
Producer    Charles B. Wessler
Producer    Bobby Farrelly
Producer    Peter Farrelly
Executive Producer    Earl M. Benjamin
Executive Producer    Robert N. Benjamin
Executive Producer    Marc S. Fischer
Director of Photography    Matthew F. Leonetti
Production Designer    Arlan Jay Vetter
Editor    Sam Seig
Co-Producer    J.B. Rogers
Costume Designer    Denise Wingate
Composer    John Debney
Music Supervisor    Tom Wolfe
Music Supervisor    Manish Raval
Casting Director    Rick Montgomery
Casting Director    Kerry Barden
Casting Director    Paul Schnee
Unit Production Manager    Marc S. Fischer
First Assistant Director    J.B. Rogers
Second Assistant Director    Dawn Massaro-Adams

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/13 2 $5,621,382   3,477 $1,617   $5,621,382 1
2012/04/14 2 $6,982,850 +24% 3,477 $2,008   $12,604,232 2
2012/04/15 2 $4,405,893 -37% 3,477 $1,267   $17,010,125 3
2012/04/16 4 $802,693 -82% 3,477 $231   $17,812,818 4
2012/04/17 4 $942,867 +17% 3,477 $271   $18,755,685 5
2012/04/18 4 $708,003 -25% 3,477 $204   $19,463,688 6
2012/04/19 5 $691,758 -2% 3,477 $199   $20,155,446 7
2012/04/20 6 $2,336,112 +238% 3,482 $671   $22,491,558 8
2012/04/21 4 $4,321,226 +85% 3,482 $1,241   $26,812,784 9
2012/04/22 5 $3,106,876 -28% 3,482 $892   $29,919,660 10
2012/04/23 7 $457,158 -85% 3,482 $131   $30,376,818 11
2012/04/24 7 $549,343 +20% 3,482 $158   $30,926,161 12
2012/04/25 8 $388,580 -29% 3,482 $112   $31,314,741 13
2012/04/26 8 $425,803 +10% 3,482 $122   $31,740,544 14
2012/04/27 - $1,298,995 +205% 3,105 $418   $33,039,539 15
2012/04/28 - $2,463,774 +90% 3,105 $793   $35,503,313 16
2012/04/29 - $1,404,652 -43% 3,105 $452   $36,907,965 17
2012/04/30 13 $235,564 -83% 3,105 $76   $37,143,529 18
2012/05/01 - $276,614 +17% 3,105 $89   $37,420,143 19
2012/05/02 12 $213,954 -23% 3,105 $69   $37,634,097 20
2012/05/03 12 $202,585 -5% 3,105 $65   $37,836,682 21
2012/05/04 11 $477,638 +136% 2,174 $220   $38,314,320 22
2012/05/05 10 $800,363 +68% 2,174 $368   $39,114,683 23
2012/05/06 10 $554,332 -31% 2,174 $255   $39,669,015 24
2012/05/07 - $94,034 -83% 2,174 $43   $39,763,049 25
2012/05/08 - $122,655 +30% 2,174 $56   $39,885,704 26
2012/05/09 - $99,046 -19% 2,174 $46   $39,984,750 27
2012/05/10 - $90,680 -8% 2,174 $42   $40,075,430 28
2012/05/11 - $270,834 +199% 1,416 $191   $40,346,264 29
2012/05/12 12 $460,116 +70% 1,416 $325   $40,806,380 30
2012/05/13 13 $347,389 -24% 1,416 $245   $41,153,769 31
2012/05/14 - $61,590 -82% 1,416 $43   $41,215,359 32
2012/05/15 - $70,401 +14% 1,416 $50   $41,285,760 33
2012/05/16 - $53,417 -24% 1,027 $52   $41,339,177 34
2012/05/17 - $54,960 +3% 1,027 $54   $41,394,137 35
2012/05/18 - $119,152 +117% 594 $201   $41,513,289 36
2012/05/19 - $204,028 +71% 594 $343   $41,717,317 37
2012/05/20 - $113,315 -44% 594 $191   $41,830,632 38
2012/05/21 - $36,206 -68% 594 $61   $41,866,838 39
2012/05/22 - $38,964 +8% 594 $66   $41,905,802 40
2012/05/23 - $35,969 -8% 594 $61   $41,941,771 41
2012/05/24 - $39,583 +10% 594 $67   $41,981,354 42
2012/05/25 - $78,329 +98% 325 $241   $42,059,683 43
2012/05/26 - $133,087 +70% 325 $409   $42,192,770 44
2012/05/27 - $111,157 -16% 325 $342   $42,303,927 45
2012/05/28 - $81,923 -26% 325 $252   $42,385,850 46
2012/05/29 - $30,704 -63% 325 $94   $42,416,554 47
2012/05/30 - $29,746 -3% 325 $92   $42,446,300 48
2012/05/31 - $31,761 +7% 325 $98   $42,478,061 49
2012/06/01 - $78,376 +147% 285 $275   $42,555,807 50
2012/06/02 - $115,816 +48% 285 $406   $42,671,623 51
2012/06/03 - $75,189 -35% 285 $264   $42,746,812 52
2012/06/04 - $28,706 -62% 285 $101   $42,775,518 53
2012/06/05 - $30,992 +8% 285 $109   $42,806,510 54
2012/06/06 - $31,010 n/c 285 $109   $42,837,520 55
2012/06/07 - $29,648 -4% 285 $104   $42,867,168 56
2012/06/08 - $80,999 +173% 245 $331   $42,948,167 57
2012/06/09 - $107,258 +32% 245 $438   $43,055,425 58
2012/06/10 - $67,547 -37% 245 $276   $43,122,972 59
2012/06/11 - $27,154 -60% 245 $111   $43,150,126 60
2012/06/12 - $30,460 +12% 245 $124   $43,180,586 61
2012/06/13 - $29,071 -5% 245 $119   $43,209,657 62
2012/06/14 - $28,717 -1% 245 $117   $43,238,374 63
2012/06/15 - $63,196 +120% 201 $314   $43,301,570 64
2012/06/16 - $79,127 +25% 201 $394   $43,380,697 65
2012/06/17 - $61,980 -22% 201 $308   $43,442,677 66
2012/06/18 - $22,184 -64% 201 $110   $43,464,861 67
2012/06/19 - $26,374 +19% 201 $131   $43,491,235 68
2012/06/20 - $24,917 -6% 201 $124   $43,516,152 69
2012/06/21 - $26,734 +7% 201 $133   $43,542,886 70
2012/06/22 - $34,458 +29% 154 $224   $43,577,344 71
2012/06/23 - $44,462 +29% 154 $289   $43,621,806 72
2012/06/24 - $35,084 -21% 154 $228   $43,656,890 73
2012/06/25 - $17,945 -49% 154 $117   $43,674,835 74
2012/06/26 - $20,050 +12% 154 $130   $43,694,885 75
2012/06/27 - $20,550 +2% 154 $133   $43,715,435 76
2012/06/28 - $21,326 +4% 154 $138   $43,736,761 77
2012/06/29 - $21,786 +2% 117 $186   $43,758,547 78
2012/06/30 - $28,146 +29% 117 $241   $43,786,693 79
2012/07/01 - $22,635 -20% 117 $193   $43,809,328 80
2012/07/02 - $11,503 -49% 117 $98   $43,820,831 81
2012/07/03 - $12,023 +5% 117 $103   $43,832,854 82
2012/07/04 - $14,916 +24% 117 $127   $43,847,770 83
2012/07/05 - $14,292 -4% 117 $122   $43,862,062 84
2012/07/06 - $16,295 +14% 76 $214   $43,878,357 85
2012/07/07 - $21,283 +31% 76 $280   $43,899,640 86
2012/07/08 - $13,564 -36% 76 $178   $43,913,204 87
2012/07/09 - $6,268 -54% 76 $82   $43,919,472 88
2012/07/10 - $10,149 +62% 76 $134   $43,929,621 89
2012/07/11 - $8,429 -17% 76 $111   $43,938,050 90
2012/07/12 - $9,396 +11% 76 $124   $43,947,446 91
2012/07/13 - $40,137 +327% 72 $557   $43,987,583 92
2012/07/14 - $45,783 +14% 72 $636   $44,033,366 93
2012/07/15 - $19,676 -57% 72 $273   $44,053,042 94
2012/07/16 - $11,797 -40% 72 $164   $44,064,839 95
2012/07/17 - $12,323 +4% 72 $171   $44,077,162 96
2012/07/18 - $16,174 +31% 72 $225   $44,093,336 97
2012/07/19 - $13,531 -16% 72 $188   $44,106,867 98
2012/07/20 - $17,385 +28% 53 $328   $44,124,252 99
2012/07/21 - $22,680 +30% 53 $428   $44,146,932 100
2012/07/22 - $13,380 -41% 53 $252   $44,160,312 101
2012/07/23 - $5,067 -62% 53 $96   $44,165,379 102
2012/07/24 - $11,968 +136% 53 $226   $44,177,347 103
2012/07/25 - $9,861 -18% 53 $186   $44,187,208 104
2012/07/26 - $8,448 -14% 53 $159   $44,195,656 105
2012/07/27 - $14,418 +71% 39 $370   $44,210,074 106
2012/07/28 - $19,250 +34% 39 $494   $44,229,324 107
2012/07/29 - $10,585 -45% 39 $271   $44,239,909 108
2012/07/30 - $6,810 -36% 39 $175   $44,246,719 109
2012/07/31 - $7,513 +10% 39 $193   $44,254,232 110
2012/08/01 - $8,046 +7% 39 $206   $44,262,278 111
2012/08/02 - $7,890 -2% 39 $202   $44,270,168 112
2012/08/03 - $10,345 +31% 32 $323   $44,280,513 113
2012/08/04 - $12,360 +19% 32 $386   $44,292,873 114
2012/08/05 - $4,790 -61% 32 $150   $44,297,663 115
2012/08/06 - $4,283 -11% 32 $134   $44,301,946 116
2012/08/07 - $5,464 +28% 32 $171   $44,307,410 117
2012/08/08 - $4,261 -22% 32 $133   $44,311,671 118
2012/08/09 - $2,773 -35% 32 $87   $44,314,444 119
2012/08/10 - $3,676 +33% 27 $136   $44,318,120 120
2012/08/11 - $5,416 +47% 27 $201   $44,323,536 121
2012/08/12 - $4,702 -13% 27 $174   $44,328,238 122
2012/08/13 - $2,324 -51% 27 $86   $44,330,562 123
2012/08/14 - $2,722 +17% 27 $101   $44,333,284 124
2012/08/15 - $2,335 -14% 27 $86   $44,335,619 125
2012/08/16 - $2,605 +12% 27 $96   $44,338,224 126

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/13 2 $17,010,125   3,477 $4,892   $17,010,125 3
2012/04/20 5 $9,764,214 -43% 3,482 $2,804   $29,919,660 10
2012/04/27 9 $5,167,421 -47% 3,105 $1,664   $36,907,965 17
2012/05/04 10 $1,832,333 -65% 2,174 $843   $39,669,015 24
2012/05/11 13 $1,078,339 -41% 1,416 $762   $41,153,769 31
2012/05/18 17 $436,495 -60% 594 $735   $41,830,632 38
2012/05/25 18 $322,573 -26% 325 $993   $42,303,927 45
2012/06/01 22 $269,381 -16% 285 $945   $42,746,812 52
2012/06/08 21 $255,804 -5% 245 $1,044   $43,122,972 59
2012/06/15 23 $204,303 -20% 201 $1,016   $43,442,677 66
2012/06/22 34 $114,004 -44% 154 $740   $43,656,890 73
2012/06/29 39 $72,567 -36% 117 $620   $43,809,328 80
2012/07/06 39 $51,142 -30% 76 $673   $43,913,204 87
2012/07/13 37 $105,596 +106% 72 $1,467   $44,053,042 94
2012/07/20 38 $53,445 -49% 53 $1,008   $44,160,312 101
2012/07/27 41 $44,253 -17% 39 $1,135   $44,239,909 108
2012/08/03 46 $27,495 -38% 32 $859   $44,297,663 115
2012/08/10 59 $13,794 -50% 27 $511   $44,328,238 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/22/20121419,732 419,732$8,377,851$8,377,8511
7/29/20121208,377-50% 628,109$4,159,205$12,537,0562
8/5/20122134,889-35% 762,998$2,730,153$15,267,2093
8/12/2012855,896-59% 818,894$1,011,718$16,278,9274
8/19/20121437,012-34% 855,906$732,467$17,011,3945
8/26/20121828,490-23% 884,396$511,680$17,523,0746
9/2/20122820,149-29% 904,545$360,264$17,883,3397

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/22/2012382,566 82,566$1,915,538$1,915,5381
7/29/20121019,363-77% 101,929$483,886$2,399,4242
8/5/20121511,680-40% 113,610$291,885$2,691,3093

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