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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

What We Do in the Shadows poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,469,224Details
International Box Office $2,654,987Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,124,211
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashion, technology, and the internet. But it’s the introduction of Nick’s human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampires’ lives and attitudes towards the world around them. When Stu’s life is threatened, the vampires discover that humans are worth fighting for, and that even though a heart may be cold and dead, it can still have feelings.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 13th, 2015 (Limited) by Unison/Paladin
International Releases: June 19th, 2014 (Wide) (New Zealand)
October 30th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
June 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Taiwan)
July 2nd, 2015 (Wide) (Mexico)
July 2nd, 2015 (Wide) (Slovenia)
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Video Release: May 5th, 2015 by The Orchard
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violent content, some sexual material and language.
(Rating bulletin 2372, 5/6/2015)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
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Keywords: Monster, Vampire, Werewolf, Zombies, Mockumentary, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Director Remaking Their Own Movie, Remake
Source:Based on Short Film
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Shadows
Production Countries: New Zealand

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,959 $32,410 May 8, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,152 $38,545 May 1, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,036 $69,830 Apr 24, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,147 $89,227 Apr 17, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,039 $138,442 Apr 10, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,151 $180,393 Apr 3, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,330 $240,238 Mar 27, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,717 $300,725 Mar 20, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,289 $321,925 Mar 13, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,949 $318,453 Mar 6, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,653 $245,667 Feb 27, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,477 $128,520 Feb 20, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,314 $83,555 Feb 13, 2015 3

Cast

   Vladislav
   Viago
   Deacon
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer    Nick
Stu Rutherford    Stu
Rhys Darby    Anton
Jackie Van Beek    Jackie
Ben Fransham    Petyr

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Jemaine Clement
Screenwriter    Taika Waititi
Producer    Taika Waititi
Producer    Chelsea Winstanley
Producer    Emanuel Michael
Editor    Jonno Woodford-Robinson
Composer    Plan 9
Cinematographer    D.J. Stipsen
Cinematographer    Richard Bluck
Production Designer    R.A. Vincent
Casting Director    Tina Cleary

Home Market Releases for July 21st, 2015

July 21st, 2015

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I can't wait till the TV on DVD releases start coming out. I will finally have something to talk about on the home market. This week, according to Amazon.com, the best-selling new release is What We Do In Shadows. The film earned excellent reviews and did well in limited release, but it isn't a number one chart-topper. The second best-selling new release of the week is Scooby-Doo and Kiss. ... What? From what few reviews I could find, it is better than it looks. That said, the Pick of the Week is still What We Do In Shadows. More...

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April 21st, 2015

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Per Theater Chart: Young and Healthy

April 1st, 2015

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While We're Young has set a new record for 2015 earning the best per theater average for a film that opened in 2015 with an average of $56,922 in four theaters. The most negative thing you can say about this result was that it wasn't that unexpected, as several Noah Baumbach films have earned similar opening weekend per theaters averages. Up next was the first of two wide releases in the $10,000 club, Home, with an average of $14,053. The Salt of the Earth earned an average of $11,234 in four theaters. This is excellent for a documentary. The final film in the $10,000 club was the second wide release on this week's list, Get Hard, which pulled in an average of $10,647. More...

Theater Averages: It Follows in Shadows’ Footsteps

March 18th, 2015

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It Follows was one of five new releases to reach the $10,000 club, based on theater averages this weekend. It opened with an average of $40,022 in four theaters, which is the second-best for a film opening in 2015, just behind What We Do in the Shadows. The overall box office leader, Cinderella, was well back in second place with an average of $17,653. Seymour: An Introduction opened with an average of $13,294 in two theaters. 3 Hearts earned $11,794 in its lone theater. Tales of Hoffmann was right behind with an average of $11,670 in two theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Tales has Wild Debut

February 25th, 2015

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Wild Tales was the only film in the $10,000 club over the weekend earning an average of $21,275 in four theaters. However, What We Do in the Shadows is an interesting case. It expanded to 16 theaters over the weekend, sort of, earning an average of $8,033. The reason I said "sort of" is that in many theaters it had special showings, not a full run. It is really hard to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart when several theaters are only showing the film once a night instead of more than a dozen times a weekend. More...

Per Theater Chart: Shadow Steals Spotlight in Its Debut

February 18th, 2015

What We Do in the Shadows poster

What We Do in the Shadows dominated the per theater chart earning an average of $41,778 in two theaters. This is high enough to suggest the film will be able to expand significantly. Additionally, its reviews are stunning, so its chances at box office success are even better. However, the comedy stylings of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are not really mainstream and that might hurt its chances. The second place film on the per theater chart was the overall number one film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which earned an average of $23,360. The Last 5 Years was next with an average of $17,158 in three theaters. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem opened with an average of $12,105 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the second wide release of the week, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,300. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fifty Shades Dominates Valentine’s Day Weekend

February 15th, 2015

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Fifty Shades of Grey has overcome poor (although generally not disastrous) reviews and unusually risque material to dominate at the box office over Valentine’s Day weekend. Universal is projecting a $81.67 million three-day weekend as of Sunday morning, the second-biggest February weekend at the box office, just behind, ironically, The Passion of the Christ. Passion’s weekend was $83.8 million, and Fifty Shades could still overtake it for the best weekend of all-time in the month. Watching people suffer is apparently a thing in February. More...

Limited Releases: Out of the Shadows

February 13th, 2015

What We Do in the Shadows poster

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/13 39 $83,555   2 $41,778   $83,555 3
2015/02/20 36 $128,520 +54% 16 $8,033   $222,290 10
2015/02/27 27 $245,667 +91% 46 $5,341   $519,282 17
2015/03/06 22 $318,453 +30% 100 $3,185   $921,524 24
2015/03/13 19 $321,925 +1% 126 $2,555   $1,375,381 31
2015/03/20 21 $300,725 -7% 134 $2,244   $1,808,218 38
2015/03/27 23 $240,238 -20% 144 $1,668   $2,176,741 45
2015/04/03 25 $180,393 -25% 125 $1,443   $2,459,143 52
2015/04/10 24 $138,442 -23% 113 $1,225   $2,948,658 59
2015/04/17 31 $89,227 -36% 87 $1,026   $3,092,859 66
2015/04/24 37 $69,830 -22% 65 $1,074   $3,206,525 73
2015/05/01 38 $38,545 -45% 51 $756   $3,276,317 80
2015/05/08 47 $32,410 -16% 32 $1,013   $3,333,271 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/13 41 $93,770   2 $46,885   $93,770 7
2015/02/20 39 $179,845 +92% 16 $11,240   $273,615 14
2015/02/27 28 $329,456 +83% 46 $7,162   $603,071 21
2015/03/06 22 $450,385 +37% 100 $4,504   $1,053,456 28
2015/03/13 19 $454,037 +1% 126 $3,603   $1,507,493 35
2015/03/20 20 $429,010 -6% 134 $3,202   $1,936,503 42
2015/03/27 22 $342,247 -20% 144 $2,377   $2,278,750 49
2015/04/03 17 $531,466 +55% 126 $4,218   $2,810,216 56
2015/04/10 24 $193,416 -64% 113 $1,712   $3,003,632 63
2015/04/17 29 $133,063 -31% 87 $1,529   $3,136,695 70
2015/04/24 38 $101,077 -24% 65 $1,555   $3,237,772 77
2015/05/01 34 $63,089 -38% 51 $1,237   $3,300,861 84
2015/05/08 49 $38,839 -38% 32 $1,214   $3,339,700 91
2015/05/15 50 $23,960 -38% 19 $1,261   $3,363,660 98
2015/05/22 55 $27,430 +14% 16 $1,714   $3,391,090 105
2015/05/29 61 $16,857 -39% 14 $1,204   $3,407,947 112
2015/06/05 66 $8,358 -50% 8 $1,045   $3,416,305 119
2015/06/12 84 $3,554 -57% 5 $711   $3,419,859 126
2015/06/19 85 $4,002 +13% 6 $667   $3,423,861 133
2015/06/26 86 $4,296 +7% 4 $1,074   $3,428,157 140
2015/07/03 87 $2,096 -51% 2 $1,048   $3,430,253 147
2015/07/10 76 $5,286 +152% 2 $2,643   $3,435,539 154
2015/07/17 80 $3,666 -31% 2 $1,833   $3,439,205 161
2015/07/24 92 $3,228 -12% 3 $1,076   $3,442,433 168
2015/07/31 83 $4,333 +34% 3 $1,444   $3,446,766 175
2015/08/07 86 $3,193 -26% 3 $1,064   $3,449,959 182
2015/08/14 88 $2,778 -13% 3 $926   $3,452,737 189
2015/08/21 100 $2,004 -28% 2 $1,002   $3,454,741 196
2015/08/28 95 $1,920 -4% 2 $960   $3,456,661 203
2015/09/04 98 $1,517 -21% 2 $759   $3,458,178 210
2015/09/11 102 $1,755 +16% 2 $878   $3,459,933 217
2015/09/18 98 $2,416 +38% 4 $604   $3,462,349 224
2015/09/25 110 $910 -62% 1 $910   $3,463,259 231
2015/10/09 100 $1,160   3 $387   $3,464,419 245
2015/10/16 109 $876 -24% 1 $876   $3,465,295 252
2015/10/30 88 $3,186   2 $1,593   $3,468,475 266
2015/11/06 109 $749 -76% 1 $749   $3,469,224 273

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Germany 10/30/2014 $0 0 1 1 $319,699 9/22/2015
Hong Kong 7/30/2015 $36,926 21 21 28 $133,426 8/25/2015
Mexico 7/2/2015 $0 0 2 6 $12,187 9/9/2015
New Zealand 6/19/2014 $0 0 76 352 $2,076,693 12/17/2015
Portugal 10/29/2015 $5,078 8 8 17 $7,790 11/17/2015
Slovenia 7/2/2015 $1,567 9 9 9 $1,567 7/8/2015
Spain 7/3/2015 $27,477 40 40 70 $61,532 7/15/2015
Taiwan 6/26/2015 $0 0 6 12 $42,093 8/4/2015
 
International Total$2,654,987 12/17/2015

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