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Top Five (2014)

Top Five poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,317,379Details
International Box Office $197,469Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,514,848
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $992,374 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $601,155 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,593,529
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

TOP FIVE tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist forces him to confront the comedy career-and the past-that he's left behind.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 12th, 2014 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: March 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: March 17th, 2015 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language throughout and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2348, 11/12/2013)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
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Keywords: African-American, Stand-Up Comedy, Movie Business, Reality TV, Romance, Wedding Day, Love Triangle, Gratuitous Cameos, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Prologue, Non-Chronological, Intertitle, Investigative Journalist, False Identity, Critic, Rehab / Former Addict, New York, Addiction, Bachelor Party, Dysfunctional Family, LGBT, Closeted Homosexual, One Day
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: IACF
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,015 $22,089 Jan 30, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,523 $22,065 Jan 23, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,502 $135,558 Jan 16, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,798 $545,473 Jan 9, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,039 $2,139,861 Jan 2, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,961 $3,639,210 Dec 26, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,720 $3,590,013 Dec 19, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,394 $6,896,593 Dec 12, 2014 3

Cast

   Andre Allen
   Chelsea Brown
   Erica Long
   Jazzy Dee
   Allen's Security Guard/Assistant
   Fred
   Allen's Agent
   Brad
   Mike
   Paul
   Allen's Ex-Girlfriend
   Lisa
   Engineer
Whoopi Goldberg    Herself
Romany Malco    Benny Barnes
Hayley Marie Norman    Tammy
Karlie Redd    Rhonda
Rachel Feinstein    Publicist
Dan Naturman    Young Comic
Rick Shapiro    Biker AA Guy
Jerry Seinfeld    Himself
Bruce Bruce    Himself
Charlie Rose    Himself
DMX    Himself
Gabourey Sidibe    Herself
Taraji P. Henson    Herself
Olga Merediz    Chelsea's Mom
Miriam Colon    Chelsea's Grandmother
Julie Halston    Cell Phone Lady
Luis Guzman    Bobby the Cop
Tichina Arnold    Theatre Manager
Hassan Johnson    Craig

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Chris Rock
Producer    Scott Rudin
Producer    Eli Bush
Executive Producer    Tony Hernandez
Executive Producer    Lila Yacoub
Production Designer    Richard Hoover
Editor    Anne McCabe
Composer    Ahmir Questlove Thompson
Composer    Ludwig Goransson
Director of Photography    Manuel Alberto Claro
Co-Producer    Jay-Z
Co-Producer    Kanye West
Co-Producer    Jason Sack
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Music Supervisor    George Drakoulias
Art Director    G. Victoria Ruskin
Set Decorator    Stephanie Bowen
Costume Designer    Amy Roth
Sound Mixer    Justin Gray
Supervising Sound Editor    Jacob Ribicoff
Re-recording Mixer    Jacob Ribicoff
Re-recording Mixer    Skip Lievsay
Associate Producer    Jason Shrier
Associate Producer    Catherine Farrell
Assistant Director    Adam Escott
Casting Director    Victoria Thomas
Stunt Coordinator    Stephen Pope

DVD Sales: Annie vs. Kings

April 7th, 2015

Just as it was on the Blu-ray Sales Chart, there was a tight race for top spot in the DVD sales chart, only the combatants weren't entirely the same. Exodus: Gods and Kings topped Annie in terms of units at 226,000 units to 202,000 units, but the pair finished in the opposite order in terms of revenue with $3.59 million to $3.38 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Penguins Become King in Tight Race

April 7th, 2015

New releases earned the top three spots on the Blu-ray Sales Chart this week, including a tight race for top spot. Penguins of Madagascar earned first place over Exodus: Gods and Kings in terms of units, 269,000 vs 257,000. However, in terms of revenue, the pair finished in the reverse order at $5.91 million to $5.38 million. As far the their opening week Blu-ray shares are concerned, Penguins managed a very strong 58%, while Exodus managed a very healthy 54% More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 17th, 2015

March 17th, 2015

It's a busy / short week on the home market. There are four first-run releases coming out this week, which is more than most weeks. However, it is also a very shallow week and we run into filler on the first page of Amazon's list of best-selling new releases. The best of the first-run releases is Top Five, but the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack isn't quite Pick of the Week material. For that honor, we have to look to a smaller release, Song of the Sea on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Top Five

March 16th, 2015

Top Five is the latest film written and directed by Chris Rock. Chris Rock is one of the biggest stand-up comics around; however, his film career has never truly taken off. He has had some missteps with critics, but even films that earned amazing reviews failed to find an audience in theaters. For instance, this film pulled in just $25 million during the holidays. Does it deserve to find a wider audience? Or will critics like this more than the average moviegoer? More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

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The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Christmas Gets Scrooged

December 22nd, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Christmas break got off on a soft note with all three new wide releases failing to meet expectations by substantial numbers. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies got off to a good start on Wednesday, but plummeted the next day and couldn't recover. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb failed to live up to the low end of expectations, while Annie's opening at least came close to predictions. We are still missing some numbers. Overall, the box office rose by more than 60% from last weekend to $135 million and this figure should rise a little as other numbers filter in. However, it likely won't rise by enough to match the $140 million earned the same weekend last year. I really thought 2014 would end its year-over-year slump this weekend, but alas, it was not to be. Year-to-date, 2014 has earned $9.60 billion, which is 4.6% lower than last year's pace. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Exodus Win, but Overall Box Office is on the Run

December 15th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

All-in-all, the box office matched expectations, but sadly, that is not a good thing. Exodus: Gods and Kings opened with $24.12 million, which is anemic for a film that cost $140 million to make. Top Five had a better per theater average, but was playing in less than 1,000 theaters, so it will only become a midlevel hit, at best. Overall, the box office did rise 6.8% from last weekend, but this still only amounted to $83 million. Worse still, this was 43% lower than the same weekend last year. Last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opened with $73.65 million, which is about 2% less than the top ten earned this year. It should come as no surprise that 2014 lost in the year-over-year comparison, while it continues to lose ground in the year-to-date race as well. Currently, 2014 has pulled in a total of $9.41 billion, which is 4.8% or $470 million lower than last year's pace. There's no chance 2014 will catch up at this point. I just hope it doesn't sink any lower. More...

Weekend Estimates: Exodus Leads with Lackluster Debut

December 14th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

Big budget bible epic Exodus: Gods and Kings is probably the riskiest studio bet this Holiday Season. The $140 million-budgeted film will need to do considerable business domestically and internationally to earn a profit, and biblical epics haven’t had the best of track records in recent years. Early signs aren’t great, with Fox projecting a $24.5 million opening weekend, well behind the $43.7 million earned by Noah earlier in the year. There is room for the film to recover though, as it will almost certainly be able to keep playing in a lot of theaters through the New Year. $100 million seems like the top end of domestic expectations at this point, and its international performance so far doesn’t suggest overseas coin will help make up the difference. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Exodus End?

December 11th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

The box office has been struggling the past few weeks and / or months. It really depends on how you look at things. This weekend there are two films hoping to help 2014 get back into the win column: Exodus: Gods and Kings and Top Five. Exodus will win the weekend with relative ease, but it might not earn more than $20 million in the process. Top Five would like to earn second place with just over $10 million, but it will probably fall short finishing just behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. This weekend last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug led the way with $73.65 million. That's more than the top five will make in total this year. It might be more than the top ten earn. Even last year's second place film, Frozen, might make more than the top film this year will earn. 2014 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison by a large margin.

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Contest: Pump You Up

December 5th, 2014

Next weekend Exodus: Gods and Kings should dominate the box office, while Top Five will be playing the part of counter-programming. Since Exodus will be by far the bigger of the two wide releases, it is the clear choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Exodus: Gods and Kings.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win code for a digital high definition download for Pumping Iron. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win the second code for a digital high definition download for Pumping Iron. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/12 4 $6,896,593   979 $7,045   $6,896,593 3
2014/12/19 8 $3,590,013 -48% 1,307 $2,747   $12,477,306 10
2014/12/26 12 $3,639,210 +1% 1,426 $2,552   $19,100,530 17
2015/01/02 16 $2,139,861 -41% 1,195 $1,791   $23,740,325 24
2015/01/09 22 $545,473 -75% 636 $858   $24,886,066 31
2015/01/16 36 $135,558 -75% 83 $1,633   $25,203,811 38
2015/01/23 57 $22,065 -84% 16 $1,379   $25,277,561 45
2015/01/30 56 $22,089 n/c 69 $320   $25,305,352 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/12 3 $2,516,817   979 $2,571   $2,516,817 1
2014/12/13 5 $2,876,324 +14% 979 $2,938   $5,393,141 2
2014/12/14 6 $1,503,452 -48% 979 $1,536   $6,896,593 3
2014/12/15 4 $517,657 -66% 979 $529   $7,414,250 4
2014/12/16 5 $585,254 +13% 979 $598   $7,999,504 5
2014/12/17 6 $447,007 -24% 979 $457   $8,446,511 6
2014/12/18 6 $440,782 -1% 979 $450   $8,887,293 7
2014/12/19 - $1,050,060 +138% 1,307 $803   $9,937,353 8
2014/12/20 8 $1,500,514 +43% 1,307 $1,148   $11,437,867 9
2014/12/21 10 $1,039,439 -31% 1,307 $795   $12,477,306 10
2014/12/22 10 $525,344 -49% 1,307 $402   $13,002,650 11
2014/12/23 - $581,140 +11% 1,307 $445   $13,583,790 12
2014/12/24 - $416,722 -28% 1,307 $319   $14,000,512 13
2014/12/25 - $1,460,808 +251% 1,426 $1,024   $15,461,320 14
2014/12/26 12 $1,359,752 -7% 1,426 $954   $16,821,072 15
2014/12/27 12 $1,406,360 +3% 1,426 $986   $18,227,432 16
2014/12/28 - $873,098 -38% 1,426 $612   $19,100,530 17
2014/12/29 14 $563,305 -35% 1,426 $395   $19,663,835 18
2014/12/30 - $569,200 +1% 1,426 $399   $20,233,035 19
2014/12/31 - $474,573 -17% 1,426 $333   $20,707,608 20
2015/01/01 15 $892,856 +88% 1,426 $626   $21,600,464 21
2015/01/02 - $884,948 -1% 1,195 $741   $22,485,412 22
2015/01/03 - $817,865 -8% 1,195 $684   $23,303,277 23
2015/01/04 - $437,048 -47% 1,195 $366   $23,740,325 24
2015/01/05 16 $172,336 -61% 1,195 $144   $23,912,661 25
2015/01/06 15 $176,888 +3% 1,195 $148   $24,089,549 26
2015/01/07 15 $143,943 -19% 1,195 $120   $24,233,492 27
2015/01/08 - $107,101 -26% 1,195 $90   $24,340,593 28
2015/01/09 - $172,563 +61% 636 $271   $24,513,156 29
2015/01/10 - $250,184 +45% 636 $393   $24,763,340 30
2015/01/11 - $122,726 -51% 636 $193   $24,886,066 31
2015/01/12 - $45,302 -63% 636 $71   $24,931,368 32
2015/01/13 - $60,272 +33% 636 $95   $24,991,640 33
2015/01/14 - $46,832 -22% 636 $74   $25,038,472 34
2015/01/15 - $29,781 -36% 636 $47   $25,068,253 35
2015/01/16 - $46,661 +57% 83 $562   $25,114,914 36
2015/01/17 - $54,386 +17% 83 $655   $25,169,300 37
2015/01/18 - $34,511 -37% 83 $416   $25,203,811 38
2015/01/19 - $20,167 -42% 83 $243   $25,223,978 39
2015/01/20 - $11,683 -42% 83 $141   $25,235,661 40
2015/01/21 - $9,868 -16% 83 $119   $25,245,529 41
2015/01/22 - $9,967 +1% 83 $120   $25,255,496 42
2015/01/23 - $5,854 -41% 16 $366   $25,261,350 43
2015/01/24 - $11,543 +97% 16 $721   $25,272,893 44
2015/01/25 - $4,668 -60% 16 $292   $25,277,561 45
2015/01/26 - $556 -88% 16 $35   $25,278,117 46
2015/01/27 - $1,895 +241% 16 $118   $25,280,012 47
2015/01/28 - $1,334 -30% 16 $83   $25,281,346 48
2015/01/29 - $1,917 +44% 16 $120   $25,283,263 49
2015/01/30 - $7,030 +267% 69 $102   $25,290,293 50
2015/01/31 - $11,393 +62% 69 $165   $25,301,686 51
2015/02/01 - $3,666 -68% 69 $53   $25,305,352 52
2015/02/02 - $2,969 -19% 69 $43   $25,308,321 53
2015/02/04 - $2,574   69 $37   $25,314,352 55
2015/02/05 - $3,027 +18% 69 $44   $25,317,379 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/12 5 $8,887,293   979 $9,078   $8,887,293 7
2014/12/19 11 $6,574,027 -26% 1,426 $4,610   $15,461,320 14
2014/12/26 13 $6,139,144 -7% 1,426 $4,305   $21,600,464 21
2015/01/02 16 $2,740,129 -55% 1,195 $2,293   $24,340,593 28
2015/01/09 22 $727,660 -73% 636 $1,144   $25,068,253 35
2015/01/16 37 $187,243 -74% 83 $2,256   $25,255,496 42
2015/01/23 58 $27,767 -85% 16 $1,735   $25,283,263 49
2015/01/30 55 $34,116 +23% 69 $494   $25,317,379 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 3/12/2015 $49,173 2 81 164 $195,976 7/7/2015
 
Rest of World $1,493
 
International Total$197,469 7/7/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/22/2015933,762 33,762$463,890$463,8901

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/22/20151113,908 13,908$285,395$285,3951

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