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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $116,900,694Details
International Box Office $275,076,029Details
Worldwide Box Office $391,976,723
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $17,972,366 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $15,869,460 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $33,841,826
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2013 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: December 25th, 2013 (Wide) (France)
December 25th, 2013 (Wide) (Switzerland)
December 26th, 2013 (Wide) (Croatia)
December 26th, 2013 (Wide) (Greece)
December 26th, 2013 (Wide) (Hungary)
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Video Release: March 25th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2300, 11/27/2013)
Running Time: 165 minutes
Comparisons: Best Picture Oscar Nominees, 2014
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Keywords: Mafia, Wall Street, White Collar Crime, FBI, Prologue, Voiceover/Narration, Narcotics, Prostitution, Addiction, Infidelity, Prescription Drug Abuse, Intertitle, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Non-Chronological, Digital Cinematography, 2014 Oscars Best Picture Nominee
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Appian Way, Sikelia Productions, Emjag
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,168 $86,772 Mar 28, 2014 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 846 $192,237 Mar 21, 2014 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 502 $413,159 Mar 14, 2014 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 404 $688,931 Mar 7, 2014 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 328 $1,221,240 Feb 28, 2014 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 449 $1,302,871 Feb 21, 2014 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 447 $1,929,392 Feb 14, 2014 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 491 $2,582,764 Feb 7, 2014 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 532 $3,400,780 Jan 31, 2014 40
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 451 $100,021,111 Jan 24, 2014 36
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 422 $5,478,368 Jan 24, 2014 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 531 $7,069,383 Jan 17, 2014 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 680 $8,839,220 Jan 10, 2014 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 695 $13,230,353 Jan 3, 2014 12
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 184 $13,230,353 Jan 3, 2014 12
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,223 $5,562,516 Jan 4, 2014 11
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 521 $54,198,962 Jan 3, 2014 10
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 407 $5,671,036 Jan 1, 2014 8
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $18,361,578 Dec 27, 2013 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 943 $18,361,578 Dec 27, 2013 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,499 2,537 Dec 27, 2013 5
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,351 $6,300,000 Dec 27, 2013 3
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 175 $6,641,180 Dec 26, 2013 2
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 265 $9,150,379 Dec 25, 2013 1
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 94 $9,150,379 Dec 25, 2013 1

Cast

   Jordan Belfort
Jonah Hill    Danny Porush
Matthew McConaughey    Mark Hanna
Kyle Chandler    Greg Coleman
Rob Reiner    Max Belfort
P.J. Byrne    Nicky Koskoff
Jean Dujardin    Jean-Jacques Saurel
Margot Robbie    Naomi Lapaglia
Jon Favreau    Lee Sorkin
Jon Bernthal    Brad Bodnick
Cristin Milioti    Teresa Petrillo
Christine Ebersole    Leah Belfort
Kenneth Choi    Walter
Joanna Lumley    Aunt Emma
Spike Jonze    Dwayne
Ethan Suplee    Toby Welch
Martin Klebba    Frank Berry
Katarina Cas    Chantalle
Madison McKinley    Heidi
Barry Rothbart    Peter Diblasio

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Terence Winter
Story Creator    Jordan Belfort
Producer    Martin Scorsese
Producer    Leonardo DiCaprio
Producer    Riza Aziz
Producer    Joey McFarland
Producer    Emma Koskoff
Co-Producer    Adam Somner
Co-Producer    Richard Baratta
Co-Producer    Ted Griffin
Executive Producer    Georgia Kacandes
Executive Producer    Alexandra Milchan
Executive Producer    Rick Yorn
Executive Producer    Irwin Winkler
Executive Producer    Danny Dimbort
Executive Producer    Joel Gotler
Director of Photography    Rodrigo Prieto
Editor    Thelma Schoonmaker
Executive Music Producer    Robbie Robertson
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Production Designer    Bob Shaw
Art Director    Chris Shriver
Set Decorator    Ellen Christiansen
Costume Designer    Sandy Powell
Sound Designer    James Sabat
Supervising Sound Editor    Philip Stockton
Supervising Sound Editor    Eugene Gearty
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Fleischman
Visual Effects Supervisor    Robert Legato
Visual Effects Producer    Mark Russell
Special Effects Supervisor    Drew Jiritano
Stunt Coordinator    Blaise Corrigan
Stunt Coordinator    George Aguilar
Associate Producer    Marianne Bower
Assistant Director    Adam Somner
Second Unit Director    Robert Legato
Second Unit Camera    Robert Legato
Casting Director    Ellen Lewis
Stunts    Martin Klebba

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 25th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

It is a good, but very shallow week on the home market. The Wolf of Wall Street is leading the pack, with the Blu-ray Combo Pack earning first place and DVD earning second. This is a $100 million hit and a multi-Oscar nominee, so it is not surprising it is earning the top two spots. On the other hand, third place currently belongs to Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! on DVD. That's a real sign that it is a shallow week. That's not to say some of the smaller releases are not worth picking up. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIX is certainly a contender for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with The Wolf of Wall Street. On a side note, Continuum: Season 2 on Blu-ray earned the Puck of the Week, for Best Canadian Release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

March 23rd, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street is the latest film from Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio. Not surprisingly, it was considered an Awards Season favorite from the time it was announced. The last time Martin Scorsese directed a movie that didn't earn at least overall positive reviews was Boxcar Bertha back in 1972, which is so long ago that we don't even have it in our database. That's a winning streak that is probably second to none. Since the year 2000, he has released six movies (not counting documentaries) and five of those six have earned multiple Oscar nominations. Combined, they have earned 14 Oscar wins. On the other hand, this film earned weaker reviews than expected and was shut out on Oscar night. So is this film weaker than than average for his recent work? Or has he simply made so many great movies that the expectations are just too high? More...

International Box Office: Hobbit's Journey Nearly at an End

February 27th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is nearly finished its international run and this week it debuted in China where it earned first place with 33.04 million 5,500 screens. The film is also playing in nine other markets, where it earned about $100,000 for a total weekend haul of $33.1 million. This lifts its totals to $637.1 million internationally and $893.7 million worldwide. The film opens in Japan this weekend and if it does well there, it could reach $1 billion worldwide. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

February 27th, 2014

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With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. We wrap up our look at the prestigious categories with the most prestigious of them all: Best Picture. Like last year, there were nine nominees. Unlike last year, none of them were completely out of left field. That's not to say they all have a legitimate shot at winning; there's definitely a favorite. However, politics could become an issue. I don't mean politics as in Democrat vs. Republican. I mean behind-the-scenes issues might play a bigger role than what is on the screen. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

February 27th, 2014

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With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we end this with the two most prestigious awards, starting with Best Director. You could generously call this a two-horse race, but in reality there is only one director expected to win. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

February 25th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at the two writing categories, ending with Best Adapted Screenplay. This race is about as uncompetitive as it can be with nearly all analysts agreeing on the likely winner. More...

Analysis: DiCaprio and Lasseter Big Gainers in February's Bankability Index

February 20th, 2014

Box office powerhouse Frozen has propelled head of Disney Animation (and Pixar) John Lasseter into 11th place in The Numbers Bankability Index for February. The Index measures the value people generate in the industry, and Lasseter certainly deserves his place towards the top of the chart, having built Pixar into an animation powerhouse, and rebuilt Disney's in-house animation studio so effectively that it's close to knocking Pixar off its perch as the industry leader. More...

International Box Office: RoboCop Arrests the Competition

February 20th, 2014

Robocop poster

RoboCop rose to first place with $35 million in 37 markets for a total of $70.28 million after three weeks of release. The film's biggest opening came from Russia where it earned first place with $5.72 million in 1,153 screens. It opened in second place in Mexico with $2.90 million on 564. It earned third place in South Korea with $3.67 million on 635 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.31 million. It slipped to third place in the U.K. with $2.53 million on 436 screens for a two-week total of $8.16 million. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actor

February 20th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. Like last year, this category is not truly competitive with one nominee way out ahead according to experts. And also like last year, I'm supporting an underdog. (In fact, I'm cheering for two underdogs.) More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 18th, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, continuing with Best Lead Actor. This is one of the least competitive races this year. One actor has consistently pulled in win after win and I would be shocked if Oscar night wasn't the same. More...

International Box Office: Frozen Outlasts Competition

February 13th, 2014

Frozen poster

Frozen continues its impressive run earning first place with $24.0 million in 47 markets for totals of $545.1 million internationally and $913.7 million worldwide. It became the 28th film to reach that level and has already overtaken Finding Nemo for 27th place. The film opened in China with $14.11 million over the weekend, which was enough for third place over the weekend, which is good, but not amazing. On the other hand, it fell just 30% in South Korea adding $8.93 million on 1,375 screens over the weekend, lifting its total to $58.04 million after four weeks of release. At this pace, it should catch up to Despicable Me 2 in a couple of weeks, and depending on how it does in Japan, it could reach $1 billion worldwide. More...

International Box Office: Happy New Year!

February 5th, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street poster

It's Chinese New Year and the international box office was led by two Chinese films. The Monkey King earned first place with $46 million in 7 markets for a total opening of $54 million. Like most Chinese films, we don't have breakdowns of individual markets. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Laps Competition

February 3rd, 2014

Ride Along poster

Super Bowl turned into a blow-out, but still earned a record television audience. This explains why the overall box office numbers were down compared to last weekend. That said, there were some films that did well, including Ride Along, which completed the threepeat and by this time next week with be at over $100 million. On the other hand, the new releases really struggled. That Awkward Moment only managed third place, while Labor Day barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Week-over-week, the overall box office fell 26% to $86 million. Compared to last year, the box office also fell, but by only 3%. That said, 2014 is still ahead of 2013 by 6% at $943 million to $887 million, so the market is still healthy. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: A.I. and Pirates Told the Right Stories

February 1st, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs handed out their awards on Saturday and depending on who you talk to, there were a couple of major upsets. There was certainly at least one upset, but the other awards are less surprising. More...

International Box Office: Wolf Rolling in the Money

January 29th, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street poster

The Wolf of Wall Street remained in first place with $35.27 million on 5,472 screens in 40 markets for an international total of $125.49 million. This is already substantially more than the film has pulled in domestically, plus it has a number of major market debuts ahead. This past weekend, the film opened in first place in Australia with $4.46 million on 325 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.68 million. Meanwhile, it remained in first place in the U.K. with $5.95 million on 506 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.94 million after two weeks of release. It had a very similar weekend at the box office in Germany with $5.49 million on 597 screens, while it is $14.11 million in that market, also after two weeks of release. More...

International Box Office: Wolf Leads the Pack

January 23rd, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street poster

The Wolf of Wall Street rocketed from fifth place to first place with $32.84 million in 4,446 screens in 36 markets for an international total of $80.86 million over four weeks of release. The film opened in first place in the U.K. with $7.65 million on 500 screens, while in Germany it earned first place with $6.66 million on 502 screens. Meanwhile, it made $3.62 million on 327 screens in Spain, earning first place in that market as well. More...

Weekend Projections: Ride Along Sets January Opening Record

January 19th, 2014

Ride Along poster

What could have been a close run thing at the box office this weekend has turned into a romp to victory for Ride Along, with the comedy set to break Cloverfield's record for biggest opening weekend in January with estimated three-day $41.2 million. The performance is all the more impressive for being delivered from just 2,663 theaters, and marks Universal's third consecutive MLK weekend win, following Mama last year and Contraband in 2012. With the studio's holdover, Lone Survivor, holding on to second place with $23.2 million in its second weekend the other three wide openers range from 3rd to 6th place in the charts. More...

2014 Awards Season: PGA Buries the Lead

January 19th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

Producers Guild of America announce the winners tonight, but it seems I forgot to upload the story when they announced their nominations. In my defense, they announced them on January 2nd. You don't make an announcement on January 2nd, not unless you are trying to bury a story. As for the actual nominations, there are very few differences between this group and others, except when it comes to documentaries. Then again, that's been the norm this year. No one seems to agree on what the best documentaries were. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Jack Ryan Win or is it just Along for the Ride

January 17th, 2014

Ride Along poster

At the beginning of the month, I thought this weekend would be a close race between Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Ride Along. That might still be the case, but it is increasingly unlikely, as Jack Ryan's buzz hasn't kept pace with the buzz for Ride Along. Additionally, Jack Ryan has direct competition from Lone Survivor, which nearly set the January record last weekend and should remain potent this weekend. This weekend last year, Mama won the weekend with $28.40 million and I don't think Ride Along will top that. On the other hand, last year there were only three films that topped $10 million, while this year there could be as many as seven or eight. (All four wide releases have a shot at $10 million, but it is likely not all will get there. There are two holdovers that will earn more than $10 million. Finally, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street might get an Oscar bounce back to $10 million.) Even in the worst case scenario, four films will crack $10 million. 2014 should win for the first time in the week-over-week comparison. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

January 16th, 2014

Gravity poster

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises. More...

International Box Office: Frozen Fights Its Way to the Top

January 15th, 2014

Frozen poster

After being in second place for a long time, Frozen finally scored first place with $27.8 million in 50 markets for totals of $394.6 million internationally and $711.9 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it opens this weekend in South Korea and in Japan in March. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Survivor Does More than Survive

January 14th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

As expected, Lone Survivor won the race to first place on the box office this past weekend. However, it crushed predictions to an astounding degree. It wasn't enough. The overall box office was down to $140 million. Granted, that was less than 1% lower than last weekend and just over 1% lower than the same weekend last year, but it is still frustrating. Besides the number one film, there's not a lot of positive news to report. Year-to-date, 2014 is a little behind 2013 at $413 million to $436 million. Granted, it is far too soon to talk about end of year results, but you obviously would want a fast start rather than a slow start. More...

2014 Awards Season: DGA: Telling Stories about Documentaries

January 14th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

The Directors Guild of America finished its theatrical nominations yesterday with the Documentary category. I'm of two minds with the list of nominees. On the one hand, I feel like I should be surprised, because a number of documentaries thought to be Oscar favorites were left off the list. On the other hand, they've been left off the list a number of times. I think it is time to rethink who is and is not an Oscar favorite. More...

2014 Awards Season: Golden Globes: All American Night

January 13th, 2014

American Hustle poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the Golden Globe awards last night, and there were a few surprises in the mix. American Hustle led the way with three wins, which isn't a real surprise, but I think many thought another film would lead with three or more wins. The only other film to earn more than one award was Dallas Buyers Club at just two. That might give you a hint at what the big surprise was. More...

Weekend Projections: Lone Survivor Posts Fifth-Best January Weekend

January 12th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

2014 has its first bona fide hit this weekend, with Lone Survivor posting an impressive $38.5 million, according to Universal's weekend estimate. That's the fifth-best January weekend in history, and the second-best by a film that wasn't already playing wide over the holidays (Avatar holds the top three spots in the chart and Cloverfield remains the record-holding new release). Unfortunately, the success of Lone Survivor was in part to blame for a weak debut by The Legend of Hercules, which will end in 4th or 5th place for the weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Survivor Be Lonely At the Top?

January 10th, 2014

Lone Survivor poster

There is only one truly new wide release this weekend: The Legend of Hercules. This film is earning zero positive reviews and most analysts think it will miss the top five. Fortunately, there are a couple of limited releases expanding wide this weekend that should help compensate. Lone Survivor is the most obviously mainstream hit and it has been doing surprisingly well in limited release. Meanwhile, Her is probably too out there to be a mainstream hit, but its reviews suggest it should at least do well with those looking for Oscar-quality films. This weekend last year was the weekend Zero Dark Thirty expanded wide. It pulled in $24.44 million over the weekend, which is a figure Lone Survivor might match. Unfortunately for 2014, 2013 had much better depth at the box office, so even if the Lone Survivor does get to $25 million or beyond, it still looks like the year will continue lower than last year. More...

2014 Awards Season: DGA Dips into Nominations

January 7th, 2014

12 Years a Slave poster

The Directors Guild of America handed out their nominations for Feature Films today and will do the same for Documentaries next week. I have no idea why they do this, but it makes my job harder. Usually, I just wait till the Documentary nominations are announced, but this year I will do two stories. Next week will be mostly cut and paste job. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Goes Cold

January 7th, 2014

Frozen poster

The box office wasn't as boisterous as anticipated and this is partially due to the seasonal storm that hit the east coast. This is also partially due to weaker than expected numbers for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which only managed second place in its debut. This allowed Frozen to return to top spot on the chart, even though it was a little weaker than expected. The overall box office fell 27% from last weekend down to $141 million. Compared to last year, the box office was down 4%, which isn't a good result, but it is also not terrible. Had The Marked Ones merely matched expectations, it would have been a virtual tie. More...

2014 Awards Season: WGA: Nominees Have Stories to Tell

January 5th, 2014

Stories We Tell poster

WGAs announced their nominations this weekend and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. The top of that list is 12 Years a Slave, which was deemed ineligible because it wasn't written under WGA jurisdiction. This makes using the WGAs as an Oscar guide less reliable. On the other hand, several Oscar favorites showed up as well, including American Hustle, Nebraska, and others that have picked up major nominations this year. More...

Weekend Projections: Marked Ones Frozen Out

January 5th, 2014

Frozen poster

Given the weather conditions in half the country, this weekend couldn't have a more appropriate winner at the box office. Disney's Frozen takes top honors again in its 7th weekend in release after previously topping the chart the weekend of December 6th. The film is projected to earn $20.72 million this weekend, making it only the fourth film ever to earn more than $20 million at this stage in its theatrical run. Avatar, Titanic and Home Alone are the other three (and see full list of 7th weekends here). Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones was pushed into second spot with a decent $18.2 million opening. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Win the New Year?

January 2nd, 2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is the only wide release opening on the first weekend of the year. The long running franchise will have to battle a weaker release date, franchise fatigue, and several holdovers that are still going strong. It still has a good shot at first place, as does Frozen. Frozen could win the weekend, with the help of families going out to the movies one last time before school starts again. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug probably won't extend its winning streak, but it should still be pull in quite a bit of money over the weekend. Last year the year started with Texas Chainsaw 3D earning more than $20 million. Django Unchained also topped $20 million over the weekend, albeit by the tiniest margin. We might have two $20 million films this weekend as well, with as many as five additional films earning more than $10 million. If 2014 doesn't win in the year-over-year comparison, it should at least be close. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up and Holiday Schedule

December 30th, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

Some studios are still closed and won't open till this time next week, so we won't have all of the final numbers for the past two weeks till then. We do have some final numbers, as well as some studio estimates that we can look at now. As for the upcoming week, it will look a lot like last week in terms of stories. We won't have a per theater chart, we might have an international top ten, while prediction, contest, and limited releases will be mostly normal. We might even have a review this weekend. (That's assuming some of the late screeners finally arrive, because at the moment I have nothing to review.) More...

Weekend Projections: Hobbit Top But Frozen Most Impressive

December 29th, 2013

Frozen poster

The Hobbit will extend its run at the top of the chart to three weekends, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, but Frozen is the real winner, with a 47% increase in box office from last weekend (the second-best in the top 10 behind Saving Mr. Banks), and a new entry in the record books as the second-most-successful film in its 6th weekend in theaters -- only Avatar tops it.

The rest of the chart is a mess of new releases enjoying varying degrees of success. More...

Weekend Predictions: Holiday Treats or Lumps of Coal

December 27th, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

It's the final weekend of the year and there are a lot of films fighting for spots in the top five, including five films that opened on Christmas Day. Unfortunately for those films, it looks like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will remain in first place for the third weekend in a row. The Wolf of Wall Street will likely be the biggest of the five new releases, but it is unlikely that it will have a shot at first place; it might only finish fifth. The other new releases are even weaker. Last year there were only three new releases for the final weekend of the year, but none of them bombed, so 2013 might end on a low note. 2013 should still win in the year-over-year comparison, but losing on the final weekend of the year is a bad sign for 2014's debut. More...

Holiday Schedule and Early Predictions

December 23rd, 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street poster

It's Christmas week and that means most stories will be delayed and / or shortened. Many studios are closed for the next two weeks, and some did so before releasing final box office numbers for the weekend. (This includes Paramount, so we we won't have a winner in our Box Office Prediction contest either.) International numbers will likely be delayed for a couple weeks as well. As far as weekend predictions go... More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2013 Preview: December

December 1st, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

We had some good news and some bad news in November. The bad news is the overall weakness at the box office continued and 2013 lost its lead over 2012. Strong runs by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen did help it bounce back in the end, but 2013 is still going to have a tough time topping 2012. Looking forward to December, we find about a dozen wide releases, sort of. There are several films that are opening in limited release that are expected to expand wide by the end of the month, but I'm not sure that will be the case for all of them. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should be the easy winner this month and if it is a little lucky, it might even top its predecessor at the box office. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and it could double the first film's box office numbers. On the other hand, those two films might be the only two December wide releases to reach $100 million. There are a few that have the potential to get to the century mark, if they are big players during Awards Season. Obviously some of the films coming out this month will win awards, but there's already a lot of competition in theaters before the month begins. There were three $100 million movies last December, led by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so while it could be close, it looks like December will lose in the year-over-year comparison. This is really bad news, as 2013 can't afford to go out on a losing streak if it wants to top 2012. 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
2013/12/27 5 $18,361,578   2,537 $7,238   $34,153,137 5
2014/01/03 4 $13,230,353 -28% 2,557 $5,174   $63,125,467 12
2014/01/10 4 $8,839,220 -33% 2,521 $3,506   $78,425,771 19
2014/01/17 9 $7,069,383 -20% 1,930 $3,663   $89,845,981 26
2014/01/24 8 $5,478,368 -23% 1,804 $3,037   $98,508,822 33
2014/01/31 10 $3,400,780 -38% 1,607 $2,116   $103,927,541 40
2014/02/07 12 $2,582,764 -24% 1,167 $2,213   $107,896,588 47
2014/02/14 13 $1,929,392 -25% 751 $2,569   $110,675,524 54
2014/02/21 14 $1,302,871 -32% 627 $2,078   $112,821,562 61
2014/02/28 15 $1,221,240 -6% 505 $2,418   $114,570,292 68
2014/03/07 18 $688,931 -44% 359 $1,919   $115,691,788 75
2014/03/14 23 $413,159 -40% 286 $1,445   $116,345,073 82
2014/03/21 26 $192,237 -53% 215 $894   $116,688,943 89
2014/03/28 37 $86,772 -55% 134 $648   $116,866,727 96

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/25 - $9,150,379   2,537 $3,607   $9,150,379 1
2013/12/26 - $6,641,180 -27% 2,537 $2,618   $15,791,559 2
2013/12/27 5 $6,300,000 -5% 2,537 $2,483   $22,000,000 3
2013/12/30 - $3,993,764   2,537 $1,574   $38,146,901 6
2013/12/31 - $3,302,034 -17% 2,537 $1,302   $41,448,935 7
2014/01/01 3 $5,671,036 +72% 2,537 $2,235   $47,119,971 8
2014/01/02 3 $2,775,143 -51% 2,537 $1,094   $49,895,114 9
2014/01/03 - $4,303,848 +55% 2,557 $1,683   $54,198,962 10
2014/01/04 - $5,562,516 +29% 2,557 $2,175   $59,761,478 11
2014/01/05 - $3,363,989 -40% 2,557 $1,316   $63,125,467 12
2014/01/06 2 $1,392,973 -59% 2,557 $545   $64,518,440 13
2014/01/07 1 $1,955,396 +40% 2,557 $765   $66,473,836 14
2014/01/08 1 $1,643,640 -16% 2,557 $643   $68,117,476 15
2014/01/09 1 $1,469,075 -11% 2,557 $575   $69,586,551 16
2014/01/10 4 $2,717,328 +85% 2,521 $1,078   $72,303,879 17
2014/01/11 3 $3,838,551 +41% 2,521 $1,523   $76,142,430 18
2014/01/12 4 $2,283,341 -41% 2,521 $906   $78,425,771 19
2014/01/13 2 $1,022,332 -55% 2,521 $406   $79,448,103 20
2014/01/14 3 $1,293,865 +27% 2,521 $513   $80,741,968 21
2014/01/15 3 $1,000,355 -23% 2,521 $397   $81,742,323 22
2014/01/16 3 $1,034,275 +3% 2,521 $410   $82,776,598 23
2014/01/17 9 $2,037,794 +97% 1,930 $1,056   $84,814,392 24
2014/01/18 7 $3,236,563 +59% 1,930 $1,677   $88,050,955 25
2014/01/19 9 $1,795,026 -45% 1,930 $930   $89,845,981 26
2014/01/20 8 $1,301,040 -28% 1,930 $674   $91,147,021 27
2014/01/21 8 $673,656 -48% 1,930 $349   $91,820,677 28
2014/01/22 8 $602,150 -11% 1,930 $312   $92,422,827 29
2014/01/23 8 $607,627 +1% 1,930 $315   $93,030,454 30
2014/01/24 8 $1,476,791 +143% 1,804 $819   $94,507,245 31
2014/01/25 8 $2,451,868 +66% 1,804 $1,359   $96,959,113 32
2014/01/26 8 $1,549,709 -37% 1,804 $859   $98,508,822 33
2014/01/27 8 $461,690 -70% 1,804 $256   $98,970,512 34
2014/01/28 9 $575,847 +25% 1,804 $319   $99,546,359 35
2014/01/29 9 $474,752 -18% 1,804 $263   $100,021,111 36
2014/01/30 9 $505,650 +7% 1,804 $280   $100,526,761 37
2014/01/31 10 $1,091,398 +116% 1,607 $679   $101,618,159 38
2014/02/01 10 $1,828,210 +68% 1,607 $1,138   $103,446,369 39
2014/02/02 11 $481,172 -74% 1,607 $299   $103,927,541 40
2014/02/03 9 $322,412 -33% 1,607 $201   $104,249,953 41
2014/02/04 9 $393,490 +22% 1,607 $245   $104,643,443 42
2014/02/05 9 $334,739 -15% 1,607 $208   $104,978,182 43
2014/02/06 8 $335,642 n/c 1,607 $209   $105,313,824 44
2014/02/07 12 $636,727 +90% 1,167 $546   $105,950,551 45
2014/02/08 12 $1,212,685 +90% 1,167 $1,039   $107,163,236 46
2014/02/09 12 $733,352 -40% 1,167 $628   $107,896,588 47
2014/02/10 12 $215,064 -71% 1,167 $184   $108,111,652 48
2014/02/11 10 $244,186 +14% 1,167 $209   $108,355,838 49
2014/02/12 11 $182,149 -25% 1,167 $156   $108,537,987 50
2014/02/13 11 $208,145 +14% 1,167 $178   $108,746,132 51
2014/02/14 14 $556,153 +167% 751 $741   $109,302,285 52
2014/02/15 14 $737,114 +33% 751 $982   $110,039,399 53
2014/02/16 13 $636,125 -14% 751 $847   $110,675,524 54
2014/02/17 13 $359,280 -44% 751 $478   $111,034,804 55
2014/02/18 15 $170,723 -52% 751 $227   $111,205,527 56
2014/02/19 14 $158,006 -7% 751 $210   $111,363,533 57
2014/02/20 14 $155,158 -2% 751 $207   $111,518,691 58
2014/02/21 14 $341,382 +120% 627 $544   $111,860,073 59
2014/02/22 14 $603,076 +77% 627 $962   $112,463,149 60
2014/02/23 15 $358,413 -41% 627 $572   $112,821,562 61
2014/02/24 14 $112,367 -69% 627 $179   $112,933,929 62
2014/02/25 15 $142,604 +27% 627 $227   $113,076,533 63
2014/02/26 14 $132,692 -7% 627 $212   $113,209,225 64
2014/02/27 - $139,827 +5% 627 $223   $113,349,052 65
2014/02/28 16 $328,078 +135% 505 $650   $113,677,130 66
2014/03/01 15 $610,803 +86% 505 $1,210   $114,287,933 67
2014/03/02 14 $282,359 -54% 505 $559   $114,570,292 68
2014/03/03 18 $111,583 -60% 505 $221   $114,681,875 69
2014/03/04 17 $120,567 +8% 505 $239   $114,802,442 70
2014/03/05 17 $99,204 -18% 505 $196   $114,901,646 71
2014/03/06 17 $101,211 +2% 505 $200   $115,002,857 72
2014/03/07 18 $196,479 +94% 359 $547   $115,199,336 73
2014/03/08 17 $327,137 +66% 359 $911   $115,526,473 74
2014/03/09 - $165,315 -49% 359 $460   $115,691,788 75
2014/03/10 - $58,293 -65% 359 $162   $115,750,081 76
2014/03/11 - $66,732 +14% 359 $186   $115,816,813 77
2014/03/12 - $57,054 -15% 359 $159   $115,873,867 78
2014/03/13 - $58,047 +2% 359 $162   $115,931,914 79
2014/03/14 21 $116,235 +100% 286 $406   $116,048,149 80
2014/03/15 21 $193,199 +66% 286 $676   $116,241,348 81
2014/03/16 23 $103,725 -46% 286 $363   $116,345,073 82
2014/03/17 23 $36,844 -64% 286 $129   $116,381,917 83
2014/03/18 23 $44,713 +21% 286 $156   $116,426,630 84
2014/03/19 23 $39,104 -13% 286 $137   $116,465,734 85
2014/03/20 23 $30,972 -21% 286 $108   $116,496,706 86
2014/03/21 - $52,314 +69% 215 $243   $116,549,020 87
2014/03/22 - $88,727 +70% 215 $413   $116,637,747 88
2014/03/23 - $51,196 -42% 215 $238   $116,688,943 89
2014/03/24 - $22,812 -55% 215 $106   $116,711,755 90
2014/03/25 - $25,215 +11% 215 $117   $116,736,970 91
2014/03/26 - $22,812 -10% 215 $106   $116,759,782 92
2014/03/27 - $20,173 -12% 215 $94   $116,779,955 93
2014/03/28 - $25,854 +28% 134 $193   $116,805,809 94
2014/03/29 - $41,102 +59% 134 $307   $116,846,911 95
2014/03/30 - $19,816 -52% 134 $148   $116,866,727 96
2014/03/31 - $7,557 -62% 134 $56   $116,874,284 97
2014/04/01 - $9,220 +22% 134 $69   $116,883,504 98
2014/04/02 - $9,172 -1% 134 $68   $116,892,676 99
2014/04/03 - $8,018 -13% 134 $60   $116,900,694 100

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/20 8 $15,791,559   2,537 $6,225   $15,791,559 2
2013/12/27 5 $22,041,977 +40% 2,537 $8,688   $49,895,114 9
2014/01/03 4 $19,691,437 -11% 2,557 $7,701   $69,586,551 16
2014/01/10 3 $13,190,047 -33% 2,521 $5,232   $82,776,598 23
2014/01/17 8 $10,253,856 -22% 1,930 $5,313   $93,030,454 30
2014/01/24 8 $7,496,307 -27% 1,804 $4,155   $100,526,761 37
2014/01/31 10 $4,787,063 -36% 1,607 $2,979   $105,313,824 44
2014/02/07 13 $3,432,308 -28% 1,167 $2,941   $108,746,132 51
2014/02/14 14 $2,772,559 -19% 751 $3,692   $111,518,691 58
2014/02/21 15 $1,830,361 -34% 627 $2,919   $113,349,052 65
2014/02/28 16 $1,653,805 -10% 505 $3,275   $115,002,857 72
2014/03/07 19 $929,057 -44% 359 $2,588   $115,931,914 79
2014/03/14 23 $564,792 -39% 286 $1,975   $116,496,706 86
2014/03/21 25 $283,249 -50% 215 $1,317   $116,779,955 93
2014/03/28 35 $120,739 -57% 134 $901   $116,900,694 100

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Croatia 12/26/2013 $182,689 19 19 19 $182,689 12/13/2015
France 12/25/2013 $7,383,518 633 633 633 $7,383,518 12/13/2015
Greece 12/26/2013 $299,680 41 41 41 $324,175 12/13/2015
Hungary 12/26/2013 $351,197 32 32 32 $351,197 12/13/2015
Iceland 12/26/2013 $48,201 7 7 7 $60,350 12/13/2015
Lebanon 12/26/2013 $175,763 19 19 19 $175,763 12/13/2015
New Zealand 12/26/2013 $298,563 51 51 51 $298,563 12/13/2015
Slovenia 12/26/2013 $74,751 10 10 10 $94,671 12/13/2015
Switzerland 12/25/2013 $429,864 30 30 30 $514,323 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $265,690,780
 
International Total$275,076,029 12/13/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/30/20142294,679 294,679$4,820,948$4,820,9481
4/6/2014595,949-67% 390,628$1,531,346$6,352,2942
4/13/20141140,594-58% 431,222$647,068$6,999,3633
4/20/20141190,138+122% 521,360$1,120,415$8,119,7784
4/27/20141030,675-66% 552,035$489,266$8,609,0445
5/4/20141426,268-14% 578,303$419,237$9,028,2826
5/11/20141826,331n/c604,634$419,453$9,447,7357
5/18/20141921,531-18% 626,165$343,635$9,791,3698
5/25/20142914,598-32% 640,763$232,984$10,024,3539
6/1/20141919,609+34% 660,372$312,960$10,337,31310
6/15/20142018,491 691,957$273,297$10,818,67412
6/29/20142114,944 715,860$244,633$11,211,04114
8/3/2014278,323 771,575$105,536$12,026,00419
9/7/20143013,877 813,102$152,231$12,498,07124
11/30/201413209,372 1,085,040$2,319,842$15,510,41636

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/30/20142392,610 392,610$7,781,530$7,781,5301
4/6/2014593,729-76% 486,339$1,705,863$9,487,3932
4/13/2014731,151-67% 517,490$621,777$10,109,1703
4/20/20141044,161+42% 561,651$881,449$10,990,6194
4/27/2014821,029-52% 582,680$415,531$11,406,1505
5/4/2014628,228+34% 610,908$405,918$11,812,0686
5/11/20141317,015-40% 627,923$339,287$12,151,3557
5/18/20141613,460-21% 641,383$266,108$12,417,4638
5/25/20141610,907-19% 652,290$196,209$12,613,6729
6/1/20141411,470+5% 663,760$198,779$12,812,45110
6/15/20141612,981 683,574$155,638$13,050,02312
7/6/20141610,602 702,512$127,116$13,290,67715
7/13/2014169,658-9% 712,170$115,803$13,406,48016
7/20/2014619,291+100% 731,461$231,302$13,637,78217
7/27/2014177,944-59% 739,405$90,560$13,728,34218
8/3/2014166,951-13% 746,356$81,603$13,809,94519
8/10/2014167,355+6% 753,711$92,005$13,901,95020

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