Trouble with the Curve

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,763,137Details
International Box Office $12,055,776
Worldwide Box Office $47,818,913
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,954,471 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,966,583 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $18,921,054
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Synopsis

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus - who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat - refuses to be benched for what could be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Mickey has never been close to her father, who was ill-equipped to be a single parent after the death of his wife. Even now, in the rare moments they share, he is too easily distracted by what Mickey assumes is his first love: the game. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries - revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
50% - Rotten
Audience
67% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 21st, 2012 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: December 18th, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2235, 8/8/2012)
Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Lawyers, Autumn Years, Baseball
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros.

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases are Far From Perfect

There were plenty of new releases to chart this week, but none of them were able to top the Blu-ray sales chart. In fact, most missed the top ten. This left Ted on top for the second weekend in a row with 558,000 units / $13.93 million giving it totals of 1.86 million units / $39.92 million after two. These are amazing Blu-ray totals for a comedy. More...

DVD Sales: Ted Takes Down the Competition

While there were a number of new releases to reach the to 30 of the DVD sales chart this week, Ted was able to remain in first place. It sold an additional 1.04 million units while generating $18.59 million, lifting its totals to 2.71 million units / $45.24 million after two weeks of release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 18th, 2012

It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: An Early Halloween Treat

September ended on a record-breaking note as Hotel Transylvania finally bumped Sweet Home Alabama out of top spot on the September weekend list. That record lasted a full decade, which is amazing given the total ticket price inflation since 2002. Not only did Hotel Transylvania crush predictions, Looper also did a little bit better than predicted, a tiny bit better than predicted. This is true of just about every film in the top ten, and every little bit helps. Overall, the weekend box office surged 30% from last weekend to $118 million, which was 19% higher than the same weekend last year. Let's hope this is more than a momentary blip and the beginning of a new winning streak. More...

Weekend Predictions: A Vacancy for New Releases

There are two wide releases coming out this week that should be in a relatively close race for first place, plus an also-ran that will mostly be forgotten. Last week I thought Looper would win the weekend over Hotel Transylvania; however, that's probably not going to happen. Looper is definitely the better movie, but Hotel Transylvania is opening in more theaters than expected, while Looper is opening in less than expected. Both should do decent business, at least compared to the rest of September's new releases. On the other hand, Won't Back Down will likely struggle just to reach the top five. There's one more new release with a shot at a spot in the top ten, Pitch Perfect. It's opening in more than 300 theaters, which is a risky proposition. If it does open in the top ten, it could expand wide next weekend. I don't think it is very likely, but I'll have more to say with the limited release report. Last year there were four wide releases, but none of them cracked $10 million. The number one film was Dolphin Tale at just under $13 million. If we don't top that this year, we are in a world of trouble. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: End Starts on Top

It was another terrible week at the box office with only one of the four wide releases matching pre-weekend predictions. End of Watch was able to come out on top and it was only the second time an Open Road release was able to do that. The rest of the films ranged from a little disappointing to, 'Please don't make me talk about this; it's depressing.' The overall box office rose by 5.1% from last week to $90, but that's a staggering 23% lower than the same weekend last year. Yes, year-to-date, 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but its lead continues to shrink reaching just 2.5% at $7.92 billion to $7.73 billion. Ticket sales are just 1.3% higher than last year's pace and the upcoming releases don't seem particularly strong, so by the end of October, we could officially be in trouble. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Be in Trouble?

This weekend there are four wide releases, which is too many. The odds are at least one, more likely two films will miss reaching their full potential. That's under normal circumstances. The box office is clearly sub-normal at the moment. The widest release of the week is Trouble with the Curve, but its Tomatometer Score has fallen from close to 90% to barely more than 60%. At this pace, by the time the weekend starts, it will be below the overall positive level. House at the End of the Street has good buzz, but still no reviews, and that is troubling. Dredd's reviews are shockingly good, but the film has had trouble escaping the remake stink. Finally, End of Watch is also earning great reviews, but its studio has a really bad track record at the box office. By comparison, last year there were four wide releases, none of which earned more than $20 million; however, three of them did earn more than $10 million and the fourth came close, while The Lion King won the weekend with more than $20 million. I think it will be another loss for 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. It likely won't be close. More...

2012 Preview: September

August is over and let's just be glad we never have to talk about that month again. It is too early to tell how a couple of the wide releases from the month will do, but of the other fourteen we have solid numbers for, none of them were a pleasant surprise. There were a few that were mildly disappointing, but likely still profitable. There were also a few that were "What were they thinking?" level of box office bomb. This September, there about a dozen films opening wide, depending on your definition of wide. (Plus, For A Good Time, Call might expand wide on the 14th, while The Master is opening in limited release on the 14th, but might expand wide before the end of the month. "Might" is the key here. I don't think either will get it done.) None of the dozen films are likely to get to $100 million. In fact, there's a good chance no film opening this month will get to $75 million in total. The biggest film of the month could be Finding Nemo, which is getting a 3D Re-release. As long as the movie going public hasn't tired of 3D re-releases, it should be a hit, but there are signs that the trend might be ending soon. There are a few others that should become midlevel hits, but most will struggle to find an audience. Last September was not terrible with one $100 million film and a few other midlevel hits. For 2012 to come out ahead, it will have to rely on depth, and I'm more than a little worried in that regard. More...

Cast

Clint Eastwood    Gus
Amy Adams    Mickey
Justin Timberlake    Johnny
Chelcie Ross    Smitty
Ray Anthony Parker    Lucious
Ed Lauter    Max
Clifton Guterman    Neil
Carla Fisher    Law Receptionist
George Wyner    Rosenbloom
Bob Gunton    Watson
Jack Gilpin    Schwartz
Matthew Lillard    Phillip Sanderson
Robert Patrick    Vince
John Goodman    Pete Klein
Nathan Wright    Drunk Fan
Scott Eastwood    Billy Clark
Matt Bush    Danny
Sam Collins    Kid #1
Chandler George Brown    Kid #2
Louis Fox    Lloyd
Ricky Muse    Jimmy
Tom Dreesen    Rock
Don Young    Regular #1
Leon Lamar    Redular #2
Julia Walters    Young Mickey
Peter Hermann    Greg
Dane Davenport    Waiter #1
Eric Mendenhall    Waiter #2
James Patrick Freetly    Todd
Norma Alvarez    Grace Sanchez
Tyler Silva    Carlos Sanchez
Jay Galloway    Rigo Sanchez
Melissa Lorenz    Mom in Diner
Jack Lorenz    Boy In Diner
Rory Lorenz    Girl in Diner
Dave Cohen    Announcer #1
Joe Massingill    Bo Gentry
Seth Meriwether    Wilson
Kenny Alfonso    Umpire
Josh Warren    Pitcher
Clayton Landey    Manager
Matt Brady    Swannanoa Manager
Bart Hansard    Bo's Father
Ryan Patrick Williams    Grizzly Player #1
Xavier Floyd    Grizzly Player #2
Rus Blackwell    Rick
Brian F. Durkin    Matt Nelson
Darren Le Gallo    Nurse
Sammy Blue    Musician
Patricia French    Diner Waitress
Jackie Prucha    Secretary
Rhubarb Jones    Announcer #2
Scott Estep    Umpire
Tom Nowicki    Red Sox GM
Jason S. Gondek    Red Sox Exec
Allan H. (Bud) Selig    Himself
Mark Thomason    Braves Official
Cara Mantella    Assistant

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Robert Lorenz
Screenwriter    Randy Brown
Producer    Clint Eastwood
Producer    Robert Lorenz
Producer    Michele Weisler
Executive Producer    Tim Moore
Director of Photography    Tom Stern
Production Designer    James J. Murakami
Editor    Gary D. Roach
Editor    Joel Cox
Costume Designer    Deborah Hopper
Casting Director    Geoffrey Miclat
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Unit Production Manager    Tim Moore
First Assistant Director    David M. Bernstein
Second Assistant Director    Paula Case
Supervising Art Director    Patrick M. Sullivan
Set Decorator    Gary Fettis
Assistant Film Editor    Blu Murray
Assistant Film Editor    David S. Cox
Stunt Coordinator    Lonnie R. Smith

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/21 3 $4,171,545   3,212 $1,299   $4,171,545 1
2012/09/22 2 $5,310,760 +27% 3,212 $1,653   $9,482,305 2
2012/09/23 3 $2,679,735 -50% 3,212 $834   $12,162,040 3
2012/09/24 2 $854,376 -68% 3,212 $266   $13,016,416 4
2012/09/25 2 $1,237,152 +45% 3,212 $385   $14,253,568 5
2012/09/26 2 $1,048,331 -15% 3,212 $326   $15,301,899 6
2012/09/27 2 $894,063 -15% 3,212 $278   $16,195,962 7
2012/09/28 5 $2,296,982 +157% 3,212 $715   $18,492,944 8
2012/09/29 4 $3,375,400 +47% 3,212 $1,051   $21,868,344 9
2012/09/30 4 $1,605,003 -52% 3,212 $500   $23,473,347 10
2012/10/01 4 $517,251 -68% 3,212 $161   $23,990,598 11
2012/10/02 4 $768,147 +49% 3,212 $239   $24,758,745 12
2012/10/03 4 $523,076 -32% 3,212 $163   $25,281,821 13
2012/10/04 4 $558,002 +7% 3,212 $174   $25,839,823 14
2012/10/05 8 $1,147,887 +106% 3,003 $382   $26,987,710 15
2012/10/06 6 $1,702,136 +48% 3,003 $567   $28,689,846 16
2012/10/07 7 $979,130 -42% 3,003 $326   $29,668,976 17
2012/10/08 7 $504,169 -49% 3,003 $168   $30,173,145 18
2012/10/09 7 $403,209 -20% 3,003 $134   $30,576,354 19
2012/10/10 7 $338,498 -16% 3,003 $113   $30,914,852 20
2012/10/11 7 $303,257 -10% 3,003 $101   $31,218,109 21
2012/10/12 13 $474,047 +56% 1,812 $262   $31,692,156 22
2012/10/13 12 $705,848 +49% 1,812 $390   $32,398,004 23
2012/10/14 13 $375,493 -47% 1,812 $207   $32,773,497 24
2012/10/15 13 $133,169 -65% 1,812 $73   $32,906,666 25
2012/10/16 12 $138,255 +4% 1,812 $76   $33,044,921 26
2012/10/17 12 $148,914 +8% 1,812 $82   $33,193,835 27
2012/10/18 11 $161,383 +8% 1,812 $89   $33,355,218 28
2012/10/19 14 $236,571 +47% 925 $256   $33,591,789 29
2012/10/20 14 $330,609 +40% 925 $357   $33,922,398 30
2012/10/21 15 $162,174 -51% 925 $175   $34,084,572 31
2012/10/22 - $63,224 -61% 925 $68   $34,147,796 32
2012/10/23 14 $74,129 +17% 925 $80   $34,221,925 33
2012/10/24 15 $62,258 -16% 925 $67   $34,284,183 34
2012/10/25 14 $71,391 +15% 925 $77   $34,355,574 35
2012/10/26 - $105,228 +47% 420 $251   $34,460,802 36
2012/10/27 - $130,556 +24% 420 $311   $34,591,358 37
2012/10/28 - $68,869 -47% 420 $164   $34,660,227 38
2012/10/29 - $20,193 -71% 420 $48   $34,680,420 39
2012/10/30 - $32,291 +60% 420 $77   $34,712,711 40
2012/10/31 - $40,667 +26% 420 $97   $34,753,378 41
2012/11/01 - $28,467 -30% 420 $68   $34,781,845 42
2012/11/02 - $60,098 +111% 286 $210   $34,841,943 43
2012/11/03 - $78,665 +31% 286 $275   $34,920,608 44
2012/11/04 - $42,570 -46% 286 $149   $34,963,178 45
2012/11/05 - $14,895 -65% 286 $52   $34,978,073 46
2012/11/06 - $23,236 +56% 286 $81   $35,001,309 47
2012/11/07 - $16,962 -27% 286 $59   $35,018,271 48
2012/11/08 - $17,979 +6% 286 $63   $35,036,250 49
2012/11/09 - $78,529 +337% 421 $187   $35,114,779 50
2012/11/10 - $109,456 +39% 421 $260   $35,224,235 51
2012/11/11 - $64,817 -41% 421 $154   $35,289,052 52
2012/11/12 - $39,539 -39% 421 $94   $35,328,591 53
2012/11/13 - $27,259 -31% 421 $65   $35,355,850 54
2012/11/14 - $24,081 -12% 421 $57   $35,379,931 55
2012/11/15 - $22,315 -7% 421 $53   $35,402,246 56
2012/11/16 - $41,618 +87% 272 $153   $35,443,864 57
2012/11/17 - $55,796 +34% 272 $205   $35,499,660 58
2012/11/18 - $29,758 -47% 272 $109   $35,529,418 59
2012/11/19 - $12,692 -57% 272 $47   $35,542,110 60
2012/11/20 - $19,165 +51% 272 $70   $35,561,275 61
2012/11/21 - $15,579 -19% 140 $111   $35,576,854 62
2012/11/22 - $12,563 -19% 140 $90   $35,589,417 63
2012/11/23 - $28,989 +131% 140 $207   $35,618,406 64
2012/11/24 - $29,812 +3% 140 $213   $35,648,218 65
2012/11/25 - $14,221 -52% 140 $102   $35,662,439 66
2012/11/26 - $5,589 -61% 140 $40   $35,668,028 67
2012/11/27 - $6,701 +20% 140 $48   $35,674,729 68
2012/11/28 - $6,165 -8% 140 $44   $35,680,894 69
2012/11/29 - $5,742 -7% 140 $41   $35,686,636 70
2012/11/30 - $11,781 +105% 100 $118   $35,698,417 71
2012/12/01 - $15,553 +32% 100 $156   $35,713,970 72
2012/12/02 - $7,089 -54% 100 $71   $35,721,059 73
2012/12/03 - $2,836 -60% 100 $28   $35,723,895 74
2012/12/04 - $4,139 +46% 100 $41   $35,728,034 75
2012/12/05 - $3,353 -19% 100 $34   $35,731,387 76
2012/12/06 - $3,621 +8% 100 $36   $35,735,008 77
2012/12/07 - $6,682 +85% 71 $94   $35,741,690 78
2012/12/08 - $8,501 +27% 71 $120   $35,750,191 79
2012/12/09 - $4,364 -49% 71 $61   $35,754,555 80
2012/12/10 - $1,994 -54% 71 $28   $35,756,549 81
2012/12/11 - $2,033 +2% 71 $29   $35,758,582 82
2012/12/12 - $2,339 +15% 71 $33   $35,760,921 83
2012/12/13 - $2,216 -5% 71 $31   $35,763,137 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/21 3 $12,162,040   3,212 $3,786   $12,162,040 3
2012/09/28 4 $7,277,385 -40% 3,212 $2,266   $23,473,347 10
2012/10/05 7 $3,829,153 -47% 3,003 $1,275   $29,668,976 17
2012/10/12 13 $1,555,388 -59% 1,812 $858   $32,773,497 24
2012/10/19 14 $729,354 -53% 925 $788   $34,084,572 31
2012/10/26 18 $304,653 -58% 420 $725   $34,660,227 38
2012/11/02 24 $181,333 -40% 286 $634   $34,963,178 45
2012/11/09 24 $252,802 +39% 421 $600   $35,289,052 52
2012/11/16 27 $127,172 -50% 272 $468   $35,529,418 59
2012/11/23 41 $73,022 -43% 140 $522   $35,662,439 66
2012/11/30 48 $34,423 -53% 100 $344   $35,721,059 73
2012/12/07 59 $19,547 -43% 71 $275   $35,754,555 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/23/20129240,884 240,884$3,603,625$3,603,6251
12/30/201211171,179-29% 412,063$2,560,838$6,164,4622
1/6/20138124,172-27% 536,235$1,857,613$8,022,0763
1/13/20131372,721-41% 608,956$1,087,906$9,109,9824
1/20/20131740,821-44% 649,777$610,682$9,720,6645
1/27/20132331,663-22% 681,440$473,678$10,194,3426

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/23/20121499,300 99,300$2,269,008$2,269,0081
12/30/20121345,640-54% 144,940$1,139,174$3,408,1822
1/6/20131130,864-32% 175,804$770,376$4,178,5583
1/20/20131811,896 200,280$296,925$4,789,4835

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