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For a Good Time, Call (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,251,749Details
International Box Office $134,339Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,386,088
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Synopsis

The reserved Lauren and the irrepressible Katie are polar opposites... and past enemies. But when both come up short on the funds needed to afford their dream New York City apartment a mutual friend re-introduces them and they reluctantly agree to room together. These apartment-mates have nothing in common - until Lauren discovers that Katie is working as a phone-sex operator, and recognizes a good business opportunity. But as their business partnership takes off, their newfound friendship finds unexpected challenges that may leave them both, as they say, hanging on the telephone.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$850,000
Domestic Releases: August 31st, 2012 (Limited) by Focus Features
International Releases: November 2nd, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: January 22nd, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content throughout, language and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2219, 4/18/2012)
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Fired, Phone Sex, Screenplay Written By the Star, LGBT, Gratuitous Cameos
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: AdScott
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Katie Steele
   Lauren Powell

Supporting Cast

James Wolk    Charlie
Nia Vardalos    Rachel Rodman
Mark Webber    Sean
Justin Long    Jesse

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Katie Anne Naylon    Screenwriter
Lauren Anne Miller    Screenwriter
Katie Anne Naylon    Producer
Lauren Anne Miller    Producer
Josh Kesselman    Producer
Jennifer Weinbaum    Producer
Jenny Hinkey    Producer
Daniel M. Miller    Executive Producer
Ari Graynor    Executive Producer
James Laxton    Director of Photography
Sue Tebbutt    Production Designer
John Swihart    Composer
Maya Lieberman    Costume Designer
Evan Henke    Editor
Amine Ramer    Music Supervisor
Michael Turner    Music Supervisor
Hector Gika    Sound Effects Editor

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 22nd, 2013

January 21st, 2013

There are not a lot of big releases on this week's list with End of Watch being the biggest. Conveniently, it is also the best and it is the Pick of the Week on either DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Per Theater Chart Perks Up

September 25th, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower easily topped the per theater chart with an average of $57,090 in four theaters. This combined with its 81% positive reviews suggests a potential for significant expansion and long legs. Diana Vreeland - The Eye Has to Travel was also strong with an average of $21,233. This is an excellent start, but documentaries rarely expand significantly beyond the art house circuit. Occupy Unmasked just managed to top $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,238 in four theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Samsara (Sleep)Walks to the Top

September 5th, 2012

Samsara expanded from two to nine theaters, but held on well enough to rise to top spot on the per theater chart with $12,597. Sleepwalk With Me expanded to 29 theaters and was very solid with an average of $11,127. More...

Limited Releases: For a Good Time, Go to a Limited Release

August 31st, 2012

It is a slow week for limited releases. There are six on this week's list, but none of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. In fact, only half are earning overall positive reviews, and that might change for the worse as more reviews come in. (As I'm writing this, two of them are at exactly 60% positive. Last minute update: both of them fell below 60% positive reviews.) The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is earning the best reviews and it was a massive hit in its native China, but it will likely struggle here. There are plans to expand For a Good Time, Call... on the 7th and the 14th of September, but while I want to see this film more than the rest of the new releases, I have my doubts it will expand significantly. More...

2012 Preview: August

August 1st, 2012

July was another bad month with five of the seven films missing expectations. Only one matched expectations, or came close enough to call it a victory, while another film is too close to call. 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but that margin did shrink last month, despite the performance of The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $300 million during the month. Looking ahead to August, there are fourteen films opening wide, maybe fifteen, making it the busiest month in a long time. Of those releases, five or six have a shot at $100 million, while none will get much beyond that point. Maybe The Bourne Legacy will be a surprise hit and match the average of its predecessors, but most analysts wouldn't be willing to bet money on that. By comparison, last August only had two films that topped $100 million, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Help. I don't think any film opening this August will match those two films, but we have much better depth this time around. Hopefully we will be able to extend our lead this month, unlike the last two months. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/08/31 38 $143,935   23 $6,258   $143,935 1
2012/09/07 32 $215,985 +50% 56 $3,857   $450,004 2
2012/09/14 32 $270,441 +25% 107 $2,527   $815,473 3
2012/09/21 37 $147,178 -46% 105 $1,402   $1,084,252 4
2012/09/28 51 $53,459 -64% 84 $636   $1,205,045 5
2012/10/05 62 $13,273 -75% 43 $309   $1,243,961 6

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/31 - $43,670   23 $1,899   $43,670 1
2012/09/01 - $48,641 +11% 23 $2,115   $92,311 2
2012/09/02 - $51,624 +6% 23 $2,245   $143,935 3
2012/09/03 - $42,754 -17% 23 $1,859   $186,689 4
2012/09/04 - $17,801 -58% 23 $774   $204,490 5
2012/09/05 - $15,082 -15% 23 $656   $219,572 6
2012/09/06 - $14,447 -4% 23 $628   $234,019 7
2012/09/07 - $69,536 +381% 56 $1,242   $303,555 8
2012/09/08 - $88,916 +28% 56 $1,588   $392,471 9
2012/09/09 - $57,533 -35% 56 $1,027   $450,004 10
2012/09/10 - $22,198 -61% 56 $396   $472,202 11
2012/09/11 - $25,868 +17% 56 $462   $498,070 12
2012/09/12 - $23,763 -8% 56 $424   $521,833 13
2012/09/13 - $23,199 -2% 56 $414   $545,032 14
2012/09/14 - $90,131 +289% 107 $842   $635,163 15
2012/09/15 - $108,203 +20% 107 $1,011   $743,366 16
2012/09/16 - $72,107 -33% 107 $674   $815,473 17
2012/09/17 - $30,384 -58% 107 $284   $845,857 18
2012/09/18 - $36,078 +19% 107 $337   $881,935 19
2012/09/19 - $27,642 -23% 107 $258   $909,577 20
2012/09/20 - $27,497 -1% 107 $257   $937,074 21
2012/09/21 - $48,972 +78% 105 $466   $986,046 22
2012/09/22 - $62,121 +27% 105 $592   $1,048,167 23
2012/09/23 - $36,085 -42% 105 $344   $1,084,252 24
2012/09/24 - $14,142 -61% 105 $135   $1,098,394 25
2012/09/25 - $19,617 +39% 105 $187   $1,118,011 26
2012/09/26 - $17,225 -12% 105 $164   $1,135,236 27
2012/09/27 - $16,350 -5% 105 $156   $1,151,586 28
2012/09/28 - $17,114 +5% 84 $204   $1,168,700 29
2012/09/29 - $21,991 +28% 84 $262   $1,190,691 30
2012/09/30 - $14,354 -35% 84 $171   $1,205,045 31
2012/10/01 - $5,887 -59% 84 $70   $1,210,932 32
2012/10/02 - $6,948 +18% 84 $83   $1,217,880 33
2012/10/03 - $6,137 -12% 84 $73   $1,224,017 34
2012/10/04 - $6,671 +9% 84 $79   $1,230,688 35
2012/10/05 - $3,902 -42% 43 $91   $1,234,590 36
2012/10/06 - $5,647 +45% 43 $131   $1,240,237 37
2012/10/07 - $3,724 -34% 43 $87   $1,243,961 38
2012/10/08 - $2,379 -36% 43 $55   $1,246,340 39
2012/10/09 - $1,499 -37% 43 $35   $1,247,839 40
2012/10/10 - $1,816 +21% 43 $42   $1,249,655 41
2012/10/11 - $2,094 +15% 43 $49   $1,251,749 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/08/31 37 $234,019   23 $10,175   $234,019 1
2012/09/07 32 $311,013 +33% 56 $5,554   $545,032 2
2012/09/14 30 $392,042 +26% 107 $3,664   $937,074 3
2012/09/21 36 $214,512 -45% 105 $2,043   $1,151,586 4
2012/09/28 51 $79,102 -63% 84 $942   $1,230,688 5
2012/10/05 64 $21,061 -73% 43 $490   $1,251,749 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 11/2/2012 $70,782 102 102 136 $134,339 12/12/2015
 
International Total$134,339 12/12/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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