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Video Games: The Movie (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,043Details
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A documentary that chronicles the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion-dollar industry. Featuring interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, the film is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and a look at what lies ahead.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
18% - Rotten
35% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 18th, 2014 (Limited) by Variance Films
Video Release: July 15th, 2014 by GoDigital
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Video Game, Voiceover/Narration, Hagiography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Mediajuice Studios
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,291 $2,963 Jul 25, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,850 $12,759 Jul 18, 2014 3


Sean Astin    Narrator
Wil Wheaton    Himself
Cliff Bleszinski    Himself
Zach Braff    Himself
Donald Faison    Himself
Alison Haislip    Herself
Chloe Dykstra    Herself
Chris Hardwick    Himself
Clare Grant    Herself
Nolan Bushnell    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jeremy Snead
Producer    Jeremy Snead
Executive Producer    Zach Braff
Executive Producer    Cliff Bleszinski
Executive Producer    David Perry
Editor    Kenny Price
Composer    Craig Richey
Director of Photography    Jeremy Snead
Co-Producer    J. Allard
Co-Producer    Kimberly Much

Per Theater Chart: Boyhood has Extended Childhood

July 23rd, 2014

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The biggest film on the per theater chart this weekend was Boyhood, for the second weekend in a row. It expanded from 5 to 34 theaters, but its average fell just 56% to $34,418. That's fantastic. It has already earned a measure of mainstream success, while it has its eyes on Chef for best limited release for the summer. Second place went to There's No Place Like Utopia with $30,710 in one theater. This is a great start, but there are still no reviews, so I think it will have short legs. A Five Star Life and Mood Indigo were relatively close with averages of $15,996 and $13,256 respectively. The only wide release to reach the $10,000 club was The Purge: Anarchy, which earned an average of $10,626. More...

Limited Releases: I Wish I Were Watching a Limited Release

July 18th, 2014

Wish I Was Here poster

It is a really bad weekend for limited releases. There are a dozen films on this week's list, but the best-reviewed release is Alive Inside, which is earning 64% positive reviews. On the other hand, the film with the loudest buzz is Wish I Was Here, which is opening in 68 theaters. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/18 57 $12,759   25 $510   $12,759 3
2014/07/25 83 $2,963 -77% 6 $494   $23,043 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/18 60 $20,080   25 $803   $20,080 7

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