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Words and Pictures (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,171,257Details
International Box Office $1,174,538Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,345,795
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $878,205 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $47,517 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $925,722
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus laments his students’ obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto—an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish. With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches an inspired plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
42% - Rotten
Audience
50% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 23rd, 2014 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: May 22nd, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
June 12th, 2014 (Wide) (Singapore)
June 13th, 2014 (Wide) (Austria)
June 13th, 2014 (Limited) (New Zealand)
June 13th, 2014 (Wide) (Poland)
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Video Release: September 9th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual material including nude sketches, language and some mature thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2307, 1/29/2014)
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Writing and Writers, College, Teachers, Addiction, Writer's Block, Artists, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Latitude Productions, Lascaux Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,679 $6,993 Aug 15, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,158 $6,082 Aug 8, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,168 $12,289 Aug 1, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,034 $27,750 Jul 25, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,153 $41,648 Jul 18, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,447 $47,582 Jul 11, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,249 $98,049 Jul 4, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,493 $136,262 Jun 27, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,648 $214,891 Jun 20, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,761 $394,064 Jun 13, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,553 $282,648 Jun 6, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,962 $78,200 May 30, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,250 $87,879 May 23, 2014 3

Cast

   Jack Marcus
   Dina Delsanto
Bruce Davison    Walt
Navid Negahban    Will Rashid
Amy Brenneman    Elspeth Croyden
Christian Scheider    Tony
Valerie Tian    Emily
Josh Ssettuba    Cole
Janet Kidder    Sabine
Adam DiMarco    Swint

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Gerald DiPego
Producer    Curtis Burch
Producer    Gerald DiPego
Producer    Fred Schepisi
Executive Producer    Nancy Rae Stone
Executive Producer    Bob Gass
Executive Producer    Judy Burch Gass
Executive Producer    Joseph Cohen
Executive Producer    Richard Toussaint
Executive Producer    Wade Barker
Executive Producer    Derrick Evers
Director of Photography    Ian Baker
Production Designer    Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Editor    Peter Honess
Costume Designer    Tish Monaghan
Composer    Paul Grabowsky
Additional Casting    Maureen Webb
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Casting Director    Trisha Wood

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

September 9th, 2014

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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...

Per Theater Chart: Jumping over the Competition

June 18th, 2014

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There were three films in the $10,000 club, including the top two on the overall chart. 22 Jump Street led the way with an average of $17,263. The Rover was wedged between the two wide releases with an average of $13,860 in five theaters. Next up was How to Train Your Dragon 2 with an average of $11,627. This is good, but lower than expected. More...

Weekend Estimates: Maleficent Magnificent

June 1st, 2014

Maleficent poster

Disney’s $180 million gamble on Maleficent looks to have paid off this weekend, with Angelina Jolie’s starring role carrying the film to a $70 million opening weekend, in spite of middling reviews. The film is as much a triumph for Jolie as World War Z was for husband Brad Pitt. They truly are Hollywood’s power couple. More...

Per Theater Chart: The Full Picture

May 28th, 2014

Words and Pictures poster

There were only two films in the $10,000 club this weekend. X-Men: Days of Future Past led the way with an average of $22,729 in nearly 4,000 theaters. The only other film was The Dance of Reality with an average of $12,384 in two theaters. However, if one were to include holiday Monday, Words and Pictures would also reach the $10,000 club with an average of $11,544 in ten theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: X-Men Joins 2014 $90 Million Club

May 25th, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past poster

Another weekend, another $90 million opener. This time, there’s an asterisk at least, because X-Men: Days of Future Past will “open” with $110 million, thanks to the four day Memorial Day long weekend, giving Fox an arguable claim to the biggest weekend of the year, and the first $100 million debut. The reality, however, is that it will line up in fourth place when comparing 3-day weekends, with Captain America still out in front, thanks to its $95 million opening back in April. May has seen the three other $90 million-plus weekends, with Godzilla second ($93 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 third ($91.6 million). More...

Limited Releases: Talking Pictures

May 23rd, 2014

Words and Pictures poster

It is not a particularly strong week for limited releases. There are a few that are earning good reviews, but almost none are earning good reviews and any buzz. Cold in July is one of the exceptions and its reviews and star power could have resulted in a fast start, but it is also playing on Video on Demand. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/23 36 $87,879   10 $8,788   $87,879 3
2014/05/30 32 $78,200 -11% 13 $6,015   $217,679 10
2014/06/06 19 $282,648 +261% 98 $2,884   $536,712 17
2014/06/13 17 $394,064 +39% 216 $1,824   $1,065,352 24
2014/06/20 24 $214,891 -45% 175 $1,228   $1,477,761 31
2014/06/27 30 $136,262 -37% 105 $1,298   $1,731,624 38
2014/07/04 36 $98,049 -28% 58 $1,691   $1,893,160 45
2014/07/11 41 $47,582 -51% 40 $1,190   $1,986,548 52
2014/07/18 42 $41,648 -12% 33 $1,262   $2,058,728 59
2014/07/25 52 $27,750 -33% 28 $991   $2,112,289 66
2014/08/01 63 $12,289 -56% 18 $683   $2,140,906 73
2014/08/08 71 $6,082 -51% 12 $507   $2,155,364 80
2014/08/15 72 $6,993 +15% 15 $466   $2,166,206 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/23 - $22,763   10 $2,276   $22,763 1
2014/05/24 - $34,617 +52% 10 $3,462   $57,380 2
2014/05/25 - $30,499 -12% 10 $3,050   $87,879 3
2014/05/26 - $27,557 -10% 10 $2,756   $115,436 4
2014/05/27 - $7,067 -74% 10 $707   $122,503 5
2014/05/28 - $8,926 +26% 10 $893   $131,429 6
2014/05/29 - $8,050 -10% 10 $805   $139,479 7
2014/05/30 - $19,891 +147% 10 $1,989   $159,370 8
2014/05/31 - $36,084 +81% 10 $3,608   $195,454 9
2014/06/01 - $22,225 -38% 10 $2,223   $217,679 10
2014/06/02 - $8,495 -62% 10 $850   $226,174 11
2014/06/03 - $8,063 -5% 10 $806   $234,237 12
2014/06/04 - $9,720 +21% 10 $972   $243,957 13
2014/06/05 - $10,107 +4% 10 $1,011   $254,064 14
2014/06/06 - $79,897 +691% 98 $815   $333,961 15
2014/06/07 16 $124,826 +56% 98 $1,274   $458,787 16
2014/06/08 - $77,925 -38% 98 $795   $536,712 17
2014/06/09 - $30,543 -61% 98 $312   $567,255 18
2014/06/10 - $34,984 +15% 98 $357   $602,239 19
2014/06/11 - $36,822 +5% 98 $376   $639,061 20
2014/06/12 - $32,227 -12% 98 $329   $671,288 21
2014/06/13 - $119,127 +270% 216 $552   $790,415 22
2014/06/14 15 $170,203 +43% 216 $788   $960,618 23
2014/06/15 - $104,734 -38% 216 $485   $1,065,352 24
2014/06/20 - $62,017   175 $354   $1,127,369 29
2014/06/21 - $95,360 +54% 175 $545   $1,222,729 30
2014/06/22 - $57,514 -40% 175 $329   $1,280,243 31
2014/06/23 - $25,320 -56% 175 $145   $1,305,563 32
2014/06/24 - $29,504 +17% 175 $169   $1,335,067 33
2014/06/25 - $31,157 +6% 175 $178   $1,366,224 34
2014/06/27 - $37,850   105 $360   $1,633,212 36
2014/06/28 - $58,163 +54% 105 $554   $1,691,375 37
2014/06/29 - $40,249 -31% 105 $383   $1,731,624 38
2014/06/30 - $17,136 -57% 105 $163   $1,748,760 39
2014/07/01 - $17,303 +1% 105 $165   $1,766,063 40
2014/07/02 - $12,581 -27% 105 $120   $1,778,644 41
2014/07/03 - $16,467 +31% 105 $157   $1,795,111 42
2014/07/04 - $28,582 +74% 59 $484   $1,823,693 43
2014/07/05 - $40,588 +42% 59 $688   $1,864,281 44
2014/07/06 - $28,879 -29% 59 $489   $1,893,160 45
2014/07/07 - $10,250 -65% 59 $174   $1,903,410 46
2014/07/08 - $12,042 +17% 59 $204   $1,915,452 47
2014/07/09 - $11,378 -6% 59 $193   $1,926,830 48
2014/07/10 - $12,136 +7% 59 $206   $1,938,966 49
2014/07/11 - $13,037 +7% 40 $326   $1,952,003 50
2014/07/12 - $20,024 +54% 40 $501   $1,972,027 51
2014/07/13 - $14,521 -27% 40 $363   $1,986,548 52
2014/07/25 - $7,345   28 $262   $2,066,073 64
2014/07/26 - $11,207 +53% 28 $400   $2,077,280 65
2014/07/27 - $9,198 -18% 28 $329   $2,086,478 66

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/23 35 $139,479   10 $13,948   $139,479 7
2014/05/30 32 $114,585 -18% 10 $11,459   $254,064 14
2014/06/06 21 $417,224 +264% 98 $4,257   $671,288 21
2014/06/13 18 $591,582 +42% 216 $2,739   $1,262,870 28
2014/06/20 23 $332,492 -44% 175 $1,900   $1,595,362 35
2014/06/27 33 $199,749 -40% 105 $1,902   $1,795,111 42
2014/07/04 37 $143,855 -28% 59 $2,438   $1,938,966 49
2014/07/11 40 $78,114 -46% 40 $1,953   $2,017,080 56
2014/07/18 43 $67,459 -14% 33 $2,044   $2,084,539 63
2014/07/25 53 $44,078 -35% 28 $1,574   $2,128,617 70
2014/08/01 61 $20,665 -53% 18 $1,148   $2,149,282 77
2014/08/08 72 $9,931 -52% 12 $828   $2,159,213 84
2014/08/15 64 $12,044 +21% 15 $803   $2,171,257 91

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 6/13/2014 $0 0 17 51 $71,514 12/16/2015
Germany 5/22/2014 $0 0 66 66 $439,256 12/15/2015
New Zealand 6/13/2014 $0 0 18 18 $65,236 1/8/2016
Poland 6/13/2014 $0 0 93 118 $289,911 12/15/2015
Portugal 6/26/2014 $30,119 19 19 50 $85,320 12/16/2015
Singapore 6/12/2014 $0 0 1 1 $12,112 12/15/2015
Thailand 7/17/2014 $4,274 6 6 7 $7,769 12/17/2015
 
Rest of World $203,420
 
International Total$1,174,538 1/8/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/14/20142910,172 10,172$142,306$142,3061

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