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The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,553,346Details
International Box Office $1,690,014Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,243,360
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The true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau — an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable — into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 1st, 2017 (Limited) by A24
December 8th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by A24
International Releases: December 1st, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
December 1st, 2017 (Wide), released as Disaster Artist, The (New Zealand)
December 1st, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2477 (Cert #50923), 5/24/2017)
Running Time: 98 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Daddy’s Home 2
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Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Good Universe, Point Grey, New Line Cinema, Rabbit Bandini Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 6 $6,366,243 Dec 8, 2017 10
Theater Average Opening Weekend 79 $63,755 Dec 1, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average 8 $63,755 Dec 1, 2017 3

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Scott Neustadter
Screenwriter    Michael H. Weber
Producer    Dave Franco
Producer    Seth Rogen
Producer    Evan Goldberg
Producer    Vince Jolivette
Producer    James Weaver
Executive Producer    Kelli Konop
Executive Producer    Alexandria McAtee
Executive Producer    John Powers Middleton
Executive Producer    Hans Ritter
Production Designer    Chris L. Spellman
Editor    Stacey Schroeder
Composer    Dave Porter
Director of Photography    Brandon Trost
Costume Designer    Brenda Abbandandolo
Casting Director    Rich Delia

Weekend Wrap-Up: Coco Continues its Conquest with $18.45 million

December 12th, 2017


It was a good weekend at the box office, relatively speaking, as most films in the top five beat expectations. Granted, this was mostly by tiny amounts, but it added up. We still fell 20% compared to last week to $84 million. This is 1.2% higher than the same weekend last year and we were expecting a similarly close loss, so this is a surprise victory. The year-over-year numbers are almost identical to last week, with this year down by 4.1% or $420 million when compared to last year. Right now 2017 has pulled in $9.79 billion, while 2016 had a running tally of $10.21 billion. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

Weekend Estimates: Disaster Artist Hits, Just Getting Started Misses

December 10th, 2017


Coco remains the number one movie at the box office this weekend by a considerable margin, mainly due to a lack of serious competition from new releases. Disney’s animated adventure will gross about $18.3 million this weekend, for a domestic total of $135.5 million. The film will also pile up another $55.3 million internationally, taking its worldwide cume to $389.5 million. It still has some big openings to come, including Brazil, Korea, the UK, and Japan in January, so it has some way to go, although its progress will be eclipsed by The Last Jedi for the next few weeks. More...

Friday Estimates: Coco Clings to the Top, Disaster Artist Achieves a Spot in the Top Five

December 9th, 2017


Coco surprised no one by earning first place on Friday. It earned $4.27 million, giving it a running tally of $121.48 million after 17 days of release and putting it on pace for $19 million over the weekend. Good news: This is a little better than expected. Bad news: Next weekend could be a mess, as the film will not only have to deal with monster competition, but direct competition as well. If it can avoid being demolished at the box office next weekend, then it will stick around in the top ten for the rest of the year. Even if if does get demolished, it still has a shot at $200 million domestically, but it will be close. More...

Weekend Predictions: Coco Looks to Threepeat on Top

December 8th, 2017


There is only one wide release this weekend, Just Getting Started. However, it is barely opening wide and is widely expected to miss the top ten. This means the top five will barely change from last week and Coco should have no trouble remaining on top of the chart. This weekend last year, Office Christmas Party opened in second place, behind Moana. Office Christmas Party was hardly a monster hit, but it was strong enough to keep 2017 from winning the year-over-year comparison. Hopefully, it will still be close. More...

Theater Averages: Awards Season is Shaping Up

December 6th, 2017

The Shape of Water

It was another stellar weekend at the box office, at least as far as the theater average chart was concerned. The Shape of Water earned an average of $83,282 in two theaters. This is the fourth best of the year so far. Call Me by Your Name was right behind with an average of $73,890 in four theaters. This is by far the best result of the year for a holdover, more than doubling Lady Bird’s sophomore stint. However, Lady Bird expanded its theater count during its second weekend of release, while Call Me by Your Name did not. The Disaster Artist was close behind with an average of $63,755 in 19 theaters. You could argue this was the best result of the week, because the film was playing in many more theaters than the two films above it. Wonder Wheel was well back with an average of $28,111 in five theaters. Normally this would be an amazing start, but this week it won’t make an impact and it could fade away by the end of the year. Finally, Darkest Hour was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $27,093 in four theaters during its second weekend of release. More...

Weekend Estimates: Coco Wins, Limited Releases on Fire

December 3rd, 2017


The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually when the studios take a breather before the big Christmas season, and this year is no different, with no new wide releases, and relatively minor shuffles on screen use at the theaters. It’s therefore little surprise that Coco holds on at the top of the chart, and its strong reviews and season-friendly nature help it to extend its lead over Justice League. Coco is headed towards $26.114 million this weekend, according to Disney, for $109 million or so to date. That’s down 49% from last weekend. Justice League, meanwhile, drops a more troubling 60% to $16.58 million, for $197 million after three weekends.

More exciting action lies among the limited and expanding releases, however… More...

Friday Estimates: Coco Pulls In $6.28 million, but Disaster and Water Rule the Box Office

December 2nd, 2017


Coco beat expectations by a tiny margin on Friday, earning $6.28 million. This is 67% lower than its opening Friday, but its opening Friday was also a Holiday, so that’s to be expected. Look for $27 million over the full weekend, which is a little lower than Moana’s second weekend of release, but the gap between the two is closing. Given Coco’s reviews and its A+ from CinemaScore, it might start catching up by this time next week. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Avoid Disasters and See a Limited Release this Week

December 1st, 2017

The Shape of Water

It’s an incredibly busy week with about 30 films coming out. However, the vast majority of them have too few reviews to be worth talking about. In fact, there would have been more entries in the secondary VOD than the main list, except I bent the rules a little. There are still some releases that are certainly worth checking out, including The Disaster Artist, The Other Side of Hope, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, and The Shape of Water. If I were to pick just one, it would easily be The Shape of Water. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 22nd, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday and thus the 2017 Awards Season begins. The movie with the most nominations is Call Me by Your Name, which opens on Friday. This is amazingly good timing. It’s not the only film that should get a financial boost. More...

The Disaster Artist Trailer

November 14th, 2017

Comedy directed by and starring James Franco opens December 1 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/12/01 12 $1,211,345   19 $63,755   $1,211,345 1
2017/12/08 4 $6,366,243 +426% 840 $7,579   $7,963,017 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/12/01 12 $501,766   19 $26,409   $501,766 1
2017/12/02 12 $408,005 -19% 19 $21,474   $909,771 2
2017/12/03 12 $301,574 -26% 19 $15,872   $1,211,345 3
2017/12/04 12 $99,278 -67% 19 $5,225   $1,310,623 4
2017/12/05 13 $105,590 +6% 19 $5,557   $1,416,213 5
2017/12/06 12 $105,797 n/c 19 $5,568   $1,522,010 6
2017/12/07 13 $74,764 -29% 19 $3,935   $1,596,774 7
2017/12/08 2 $2,645,430 +3,438% 840 $3,149   $4,242,204 8
2017/12/09 7 $2,200,103 -17% 840 $2,619   $6,442,307 9
2017/12/10 6 $1,520,710 -31% 840 $1,810   $7,963,017 10
2017/12/11 4 $590,329 -61% 840 $703   $8,553,346 11

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/12/01 12 $1,596,774   19 $84,041   $1,596,774 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 12/1/2017 $62,854 24 228 252 $611,628 12/11/2017
New Zealand 12/1/2017 $25,887 12 17 29 $62,480 12/11/2017
United Kingdom 12/1/2017 $175,878 22 348 370 $915,000 12/11/2017
Rest of World $100,906
International Total$1,690,014 12/11/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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