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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,127,963Details
International Box Office $10,949
Worldwide Box Office $30,138,912
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,239,079 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,126,197 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,365,276
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

When the Game Stands Tall tells the journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. When the streak is broken, and tragedy strikes the team, Coach Lad must teach his players - and the entire town - that it's not about how you fall, but how you get back up.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
17% - Rotten
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 22nd, 2014 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 9th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2322, 5/24/2014)
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Inspirational Sports, Inspirational Coach, Football, High School Sports
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Mandalay Sports Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,364 $44,371 Oct 31, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,215 $83,121 Oct 24, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,389 $96,495 Oct 17, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,981 $79,822 Oct 10, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,406 $220,835 Oct 3, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,173 $523,724 Sep 26, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,138 $1,082,265 Sep 19, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,880 $2,381,830 Sep 12, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,066 $3,410,019 Sep 5, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,864 $6,012,231 Aug 29, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,088 $8,381,509 Aug 22, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,304 2,673 Aug 22, 2014 3

Cast

   Bob Ladouceur
Michael Chiklis    Teddy Eidson
   Chris Ryan
Clancy Brown    Mickey Ryan
Laura Dern    Bev Ladouceur
Matthew Daddario    Danny Ladouceur
Joe Massingill    Beaser
Jessie Usher    Tayshon Lanear
Richard Kohnke    Rick Salinas
Ser'Darius Blain    Cam Colvin
Stephan James    T.K. Kelly
Matthew Frias    Arturo
Chase Boltin    Manny Gonzales
Gavin Casalegno    Michael Ladouceur
Les Miles    Oklahoma Scout #1
Jesse Moore    Oklahoma Scout #2
Adella Gautier    T-Gram
Terrence Rosemore    Landrin Kelly
Lajessie Smith    Jamal
Deneen D. Tyler    Cam's Mom
Anna Margaret    Laurie
James DuMont    Stanford Recruiter
David Desantos    Mike Blasquez
John Neisler    Announcer #1
Damon Lipari    Analyst
Mike Bleed    Cam's Cousin
J.D. Evermore    Coach #1
Michael Fletcher    Older Veteran
Kristofer Gordon    Hallway Doctor
Armando Leduc    Long Beach Poly Coach
Marlon D. Favorite Sr.    Buster Matthews
Sam Malone    Frail Veteran
Liann Pattison    Doctor
Teri Wyble    Jenny Ladouceur
Tom Bubrig    Mailman
Al Vicente    Local Sportscaster
Payton Bourgeios    Nina
Anthony Michael Frederick    Young Assistant Coach
Christopher Berry    Paraplegic
Sharon Landry    Nurse Ballard
Renell Gibbs    Lamarco
Mike Kimmel    Security Guard/Larry
Jim Klock    Coach #2
Terry Dale Parks    Coach #3
Sandra Taylor    Nurse Adams
Nathaniel Brown    Luis
Zac Waggener    Senior #1
Deric Augustine    Senior #2
Skyler Green    Player #1
Henry Frost    Player #2
Dane Rhodes    Guy
Robert Diago DoQui    Minister
Judd Lormand    Announcer #2
Hwan Tran    Sophomore
Billy Slaughter    Hip Sports Reporter
Ricky Wayne    Reporter
Craig Tate    Basketball Kid #1
Jaren Mitchell    Basketball Kid #2
Donna Duplantier    Nurse
Ashtin Fortner    Soloist #1
Lanika R. Revader    Soloist #2
Jonah Calderini    Emotional Player
Evan Cleaver    Announcer #3
Douglas M. Griffin    Referee

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Scott Marshall Smith
Story Creator    Scott Marshall Smith
Story Creator    David Zelon
Story Creator    Neil Hayes
Producer    David Zelon
Executive Producer    Cathy Schulman
Executive Producer    David Tice
Executive Producer    Thomas Carter
Director of Photography    Michael Lohmann
Production Designer    Jaymes Hinkle
Editor    Scott Richter
Composer    John Paesano
Music Supervisor    Jojo Villanueva
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Costume Designer    Claire Breaux
Casting Director    Victoria Thomas
Co-Producer    Neil Hayes
Co-Producer    Adam Stone
Art Director    Raymond Pumilia
Set Decorator    Kristen Bicksler
Sound Mixer    Dan Izen
Supervising Sound Editor    Steven Ticknor
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Carpenter
Re-recording Mixer    Jeff J. Haboush
Visual Effects Supervisor    Raymond McIntyre Jr.
Visual Effects Producer    Raymond McIntyre Jr.
Line Producer    Kenneth Burke
Associate Producer    Nathon S. Lewis
Assistant Director    Mark Anthony Little
Second Unit Director    Allan Graf
Second Unit Camera    Shawn Maurer
Stunt Coordinator    Allan Graf

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 9th, 2014

December 9th, 2014

It is a very shallow week on the home market. Granted, Guardians of the Galaxy is coming out this week on DVD or 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack and it would be a clear contender for Pick of the Week even on the busiest of week. However, after that, there is a sharp decline in quality. Calvary and Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead are two very different movies, but both are contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end, I went with Guardians of the Galaxy as the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Guardians Grab Top, But Summer Ends on a Down Note

September 3rd, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Labor Day Weekend was dominated by holdovers. The two new releases were As Above, So Below and The November Man, which opened in fourth and sixth places respectively. Guardians of the Galaxy remained in first place over the weekend and climbed into first place for the year in the process, overtaking fellow Marvel Film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Overall, the box office fell 4% from last weekend down to $110 million. Compared to last year, the box office was down 11%, which is troubling. Year-to-date, 2014 is now behind 2013 by a 4.5% margin at $7.07 billion to $7.40 billion. This is the weakest post-Labor Day weekend running tally since 2008 and that's before you look at ticket price inflation. With ticket price inflation, you have to go back to 2005. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Holdovers Have Staying Power

August 26th, 2014

If I Stay poster

Of the three wide releases, none topped expectations and only If I Stay did decent business at the box office. It only managed third place, but it did have the best per theater average in the top twenty. This left holdovers atop of the box office chart with Guardians of the Galaxy returning to first place and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slipping to second place. Overall, the box office was down 20% from last weekend to $115 million. However, this was 4.7% higher than the same weekend last year, which is the more important metric. Unfortunately, 2014 is still behind 2013 by a large margin of $330 million or 4.7% at $6.91 billion to $7.24 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Sin City Bombs

August 24th, 2014

If I Stay poster

Even though it is nine years since original movie opened with $29 million and topped a fairly lackluster April weekend, few predicted going into the Summer that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For would finish in 8th place on debut. In spite of little competition the neo-noir thriller will post about $6.5 million from 2,894 theaters, putting it in third place among the openers. Tearjerker If I Stay is the best new release this weekend, with an expected $16.35 million from 2,907 theaters, for a very respectable average of $5,600. It will be third overall behind Guardians of the Galaxy, which will pass $250 million today, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which falls to second place with $16.8 million this weekend and $145 million in total. With a little over $1 million separating the top three, it’s conceivable that the order could change when final results are reported on Monday. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Will Kill or Be Killed

August 21st, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster

Last weekend, there were three wide releases, but only one of them did relatively well. This weekend, there are also three wide releases and hopefully they will perform better at the box office. There are some positive signs and some analysts think both Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and If I Stay will open with more than $20 million while When the Game Stands Tall could make more than $10 million. That's on the high side. On the low side, none of the new releases will open in first place and Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in a battle for first and second place. That said, this weekend last year, none of the three wide releases earned more than $10 million during the weekend and only two films in total reached that mark over the weekend. Even low-end expectations for this year are more bullish than that, so 2014 should continue its winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Prizes to Kill For

August 14th, 2014

There are three wide releases opening wide next weekend: If I Stay, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and When the Game Stands Tall. Despite opening late in August, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is actually earning loud buzz and might be a surprise midlevel hit. It is the best 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 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Perry Mason: Movie Collection Volume 3 on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a previously reviewed TV on DVD release. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 5 $8,381,509   2,673 $3,136   $8,381,509 3
2014/08/29 7 $6,012,231 -28% 2,673 $2,249   $16,682,323 10
2014/09/05 8 $3,410,019 -43% 2,766 $1,233   $23,200,735 17
2014/09/12 11 $2,381,830 -30% 2,435 $978   $26,557,436 24
2014/09/19 12 $1,082,265 -55% 1,702 $636   $28,338,578 31
2014/09/26 17 $523,724 -52% 794 $660   $29,224,234 38
2014/10/03 23 $220,835 -58% 348 $635   $29,606,659 45
2014/10/10 40 $79,822 -64% 156 $512   $29,761,051 52
2014/10/17 39 $96,495 +21% 170 $568   $29,902,673 59
2014/10/24 38 $83,121 -14% 112 $742   $30,055,570 66
2014/10/31 51 $44,371 -47% 96 $462   $30,127,963 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 5 $2,948,554   2,673 $1,103   $2,948,554 1
2014/08/23 5 $3,379,184 +15% 2,673 $1,264   $6,327,738 2
2014/08/24 5 $2,053,771 -39% 2,673 $768   $8,381,509 3
2014/08/25 8 $561,933 -73% 2,673 $210   $8,943,442 4
2014/08/26 9 $692,231 +23% 2,673 $259   $9,635,673 5
2014/08/27 8 $511,739 -26% 2,673 $191   $10,147,412 6
2014/08/28 8 $522,680 +2% 2,673 $196   $10,670,092 7
2014/08/29 7 $1,396,724 +167% 2,673 $523   $12,066,816 8
2014/08/30 7 $2,106,346 +51% 2,673 $788   $14,173,162 9
2014/08/31 7 $2,509,161 +19% 2,673 $939   $16,682,323 10
2014/09/01 5 $2,146,132 -14% 2,673 $803   $18,828,455 11
2014/09/02 9 $382,204 -82% 2,673 $143   $19,210,659 12
2014/09/03 9 $294,824 -23% 2,673 $110   $19,505,483 13
2014/09/04 9 $285,233 -3% 2,673 $107   $19,790,716 14
2014/09/05 8 $952,513 +234% 2,766 $344   $20,743,229 15
2014/09/06 7 $1,667,735 +75% 2,766 $603   $22,410,964 16
2014/09/07 8 $789,771 -53% 2,766 $286   $23,200,735 17
2014/09/08 9 $208,292 -74% 2,766 $75   $23,409,027 18
2014/09/09 9 $282,897 +36% 2,766 $102   $23,691,924 19
2014/09/10 9 $236,186 -17% 2,766 $85   $23,928,110 20
2014/09/11 9 $247,496 +5% 2,766 $89   $24,175,606 21
2014/09/12 10 $716,640 +190% 2,435 $294   $24,892,246 22
2014/09/13 11 $1,126,721 +57% 2,435 $463   $26,018,967 23
2014/09/14 11 $538,469 -52% 2,435 $221   $26,557,436 24
2014/09/15 12 $158,350 -71% 2,435 $65   $26,715,786 25
2014/09/16 12 $191,157 +21% 2,435 $79   $26,906,943 26
2014/09/17 12 $177,395 -7% 2,435 $73   $27,084,338 27
2014/09/18 11 $171,975 -3% 2,435 $71   $27,256,313 28
2014/09/19 13 $327,555 +90% 1,702 $192   $27,583,868 29
2014/09/20 12 $505,326 +54% 1,702 $297   $28,089,194 30
2014/09/21 12 $249,384 -51% 1,702 $147   $28,338,578 31
2014/09/22 13 $76,115 -69% 1,702 $45   $28,414,693 32
2014/09/23 14 $88,578 +16% 1,702 $52   $28,503,271 33
2014/09/24 13 $91,512 +3% 1,702 $54   $28,594,783 34
2014/09/25 14 $105,727 +16% 1,702 $62   $28,700,510 35
2014/09/26 15 $154,426 +46% 794 $194   $28,854,936 36
2014/09/27 14 $240,145 +56% 794 $302   $29,095,081 37
2014/09/28 15 $129,153 -46% 794 $163   $29,224,234 38
2014/09/29 14 $39,635 -69% 794 $50   $29,263,869 39
2014/09/30 15 $42,510 +7% 794 $54   $29,306,379 40
2014/10/01 15 $39,919 -6% 794 $50   $29,346,298 41
2014/10/02 15 $39,526 -1% 794 $50   $29,385,824 42
2014/10/03 - $72,832 +84% 348 $209   $29,458,656 43
2014/10/04 - $97,952 +34% 348 $281   $29,556,608 44
2014/10/05 - $50,051 -49% 348 $144   $29,606,659 45
2014/10/06 - $16,204 -68% 348 $47   $29,622,863 46
2014/10/07 - $18,767 +16% 348 $54   $29,641,630 47
2014/10/08 - $18,911 +1% 348 $54   $29,660,541 48
2014/10/09 - $20,688 +9% 348 $59   $29,681,229 49
2014/10/10 - $26,532 +28% 156 $170   $29,707,761 50
2014/10/11 - $32,686 +23% 156 $210   $29,740,447 51
2014/10/12 - $20,604 -37% 156 $132   $29,761,051 52
2014/10/17 - $31,909   170 $188   $29,792,960 57
2014/10/18 - $41,618 +30% 170 $245   $29,834,578 58
2014/10/19 - $22,968 -45% 170 $135   $29,857,546 59

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 5 $10,670,092   2,673 $3,992   $10,670,092 7
2014/08/29 7 $9,120,624 -15% 2,673 $3,412   $19,790,716 14
2014/09/05 9 $4,384,890 -52% 2,766 $1,585   $24,175,606 21
2014/09/12 11 $3,080,707 -30% 2,435 $1,265   $27,256,313 28
2014/09/19 12 $1,444,197 -53% 1,702 $849   $28,700,510 35
2014/09/26 15 $685,314 -53% 794 $863   $29,385,824 42
2014/10/03 24 $295,405 -57% 348 $849   $29,681,229 49
2014/10/10 39 $124,949 -58% 156 $801   $29,806,178 56
2014/10/17 34 $166,271 +33% 170 $978   $29,972,449 63
2014/10/24 38 $111,143 -33% 112 $992   $30,083,592 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/14/20148120,927 120,927$2,064,224$2,064,2241
12/21/20142183,129-31% 204,056$1,588,595$3,652,8192
7/19/2015299,568 444,662$123,523$7,343,16432
8/7/20163012,237 730,155$69,506$10,011,72787

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/14/2014461,868 61,868$1,302,330$1,302,3301

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