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Friend Request (2016)

Friend Request
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,759,078Details
International Box Office $5,961,871Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,720,949
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $230,762 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $245,911 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $476,673
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Synopsis

Popular college student Laura shares everything with her more than 800 Facebook friends. One day she accepts a friend request from classmate Marina, an awkward outcast. But when Laura excludes the hoodie-clad loner from her birthday party, she makes the mistake of posting pictures of the happy gathering. Outraged by the snub, and then devastated when Laura unfriends her, Marina kills herself, unleashing evil forces that commandeer Laura’s Facebook page and post a video of Marina’s gruesome suicide. Soon, one by one, Laura’s classmates Gustavo, Isabel and Olivia fall prey to demonic forces that include homicidal swarms of wasps. Laura’s Facebook page is mysteriously hacked and begins displaying videos of each of her friends’ horrific deaths, triggering a drop in Laura’s social media followers and turning her into a campus pariah. Kicked out of school for the out-of-control postings, Laura joins forces with her boyfriend Tyler and tech-savvy friend Kobe to try and stop the killings. Together, they uncover secrets of Marina’s past and learn of her involvement with the ancient witchcraft of the “Black Mirror,” which serves as a portal to evil spirits. Laura tracks the demonic forces’ origins to a remote site where they face off against the deadly social media terror gone supernaturally viral.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 22nd, 2017 (Wide) by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
International Releases: January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Germany)
January 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Austria)
January 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Cambodia)
March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Thailand)
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Video Release: December 19th, 2017 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for horror violence, disturbing images, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2444 (Cert #50702), 9/28/2016)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Internet, Social Media, Revenge, Suicide, College, Supernatural, Hauntings
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Wiedemann & Berg, Seven Pictures Film, Two Oceans, The Exchange
Production Countries: Germany

Leading Cast

   Laura

Supporting Cast

William Moseley    Tyler
Connor Paolo    Kobe
Brit Morgan    Olivia
Brooke Markham    Isabel
Sean Marquette    Gustavo
Liesl Ahlers    Marina
Shasha Wnee-Hal    Detective Cameron
Tom Choi    Dean
Nicholas Pauling    Detective Cameron
Susan Danford    Caroline Woodson

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Simon Verhoeven    Screenwriter
Matthew Ballen    Screenwriter
Philip Koch    Screenwriter
Quirin Berg    Producer
Max Viedelmann    Producer
Stefan Gartner    Co-Producer
Simon Verhoeven    Co-Producer
Giselher Venzke    Co-Producer
Bertha Spieker    Co-Producer
Mark Popp    Co-Producer
Maren Bouwer    Line Producer
David Vogt    Line Producer
Mark Popp    Line Producer
Marco Le Roux    Line Producer
Patrick Noel Simon    Creative Producer
Matthew Ballen    Associate Producer
Byron Allen    Executive Producer
Carolyn Folks    Executive Producer
Jennifer Lucas    Executive Producer
Chris Charalambous    Executive Producer
Mark Borde    Executive Producer
Richard Barner    Executive Producer
Chad Doher    Executive Producer
Jo Heim    Director of Photography
Tom Seil    Editor
Denis Bachter    Editor
Ben Rosenkind    Sound Recording Mixer
Nico Krebs    Sound Designer
Thomas Conen    Sound Mixer
Greg Albert    Sound Mixer
Gary Go    Composer
Martin Todsharow    Composer
Tommy Stark    Production Designer
Sylvain Gingras    Production Designer
Tatjana Brecht-Bergen    Costume Designer
Wolfgang Ender    Costume Designer
Sina Stoelzle    Make up
Ayten Morgenstern    Make up
Tannis Vallely    Casting Director
Christa Schamberger-Young*    Casting Director

Home Market Releases for January 9th, 2018

January 9th, 2018

It

Usually this is a terrible time of year on the home market, because it is too late for the summer blockbusters, but too early for the holiday hits. However, the home market is terrible this week, because It comes out and it destroyed records at the box office and is scaring away nearly all of the competition. Fortunately, its reviews were very good, so it is a contender for Pick of the Week. Its main competition are two classics, Inherit the Wind and Young Mr. Lincoln. All three are worth picking up, but I’m giving the title to It, because of its wider appeal. More...

Home Market Releases for December 19th, 2017

December 19th, 2017

The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration

By this time next week, Christmas will be over. This resulted in a short list, but not a bad week. Dunkirk is the biggest new release of the week and it is award-worthy and a contender for Pick of the Week. It isn’t the only contender, The Amicus Collection, Stronger, A Town Called Panic: The Collection, and others are too. As for the best of the best, I went with The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kingsman Wins Three-Way Race with $16.94 million

October 3rd, 2017

American Made

The top three films on the weekend box office chart landed in the same order as predicted; however, it was a much closer race than most thought it would be. Kingsman: The Golden Circle ended up on top with $16.94 million, just ahead of It with $16.90 million. The best new release of the week was American Made with $16.78 million. The other new releases struggled, to be kind, with Flatliners earning a distant fifth place and Til Death Do Us Part opening in ninth place. Overall, the box office fell 23% from last weekend to just $90 million. It was also 21% lower than the same weekend last year, thus ending 2017’s mini-winning streak. Year-to-date, 2017 has earned $8.06 billion, putting it 4.8% or $410 million behind last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kingsman Earns Gold with $39.02 million

September 26th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The weekend box office was good, for a September weekend, but disappointing compared to expectations. Kingsman: The Golden Circle did earn first place, but with only $39.02 million. Granted, this is great for September, but $10 million less than our prediction, and our prediction wasn’t even on the high end of expectations. The Lego Ninjago Movie struggled in third place with $20.43 million. The shine has come off the Lego franchise. Fortunately, It continues to be strong and that helped the overall box office. We saw 5.6% growth from last weekend reaching $117 million. This is also 13% higher than the same weekend last year, so there’s clearly reason to celebrate. 2017 is still behind 2016 in the year-to-date comparison, but it closed the gap to 4.7% or $390 million at $7.94 billion to $8.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Kingsman Circles $39 Million

September 24th, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The fine line between mere popularity and capturing the zeitgeist (or going viral, to use a slightly more up-to-date term) is shown in this weekend’s box office results. Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a decently-reviewed sequel to a very popular franchise-starter, will pick up a very respectable $39 million this weekend. That’s a shade better than the original film made on its opening weekend, and a pretty satisfying result for all concerned. With good business expected overseas (we don’t have an official estimate yet), the film should cruise to profitability overall, and will most likely top $100 million domestically. It would also have counted as the fourth-best opening weekend in September, were it not for the behemoth zeitgeist-capturer, It. More...

Friday Estimates: Kingsman Not Quite Golden with $15.33 million Opening Day

September 23rd, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opened on the low end of expectations with $15.33 million on Friday. This puts it on pace for just under $40 million over the full weekend. This is a little more than the $36.21 million the original managed back in 2015. This film has earned weaker reviews, but both films earned a B plus from CinemaScore. Still sequels tend to have shorter legs, so getting much past $100 million domestically will be difficult. This is not good news for a film that cost $104 million to make. I don’t think there will be a third film in the franchise, not unless it shows some growth internationally. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Kingsman Pulls in $3.4 million in Golden Debut - Updated

September 22nd, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

As expected, Kingsman: The Golden Circle had the best previews, earning $3.4 million last night. The original film opened with $1.4 million during its previews; however, this is not a good predictor for two reasons. Firstly, that was two years ago, which is a lifetime ago in terms of previews. Secondly, it was at a different time of year and previews are very dependent on time of year. Perhaps a closer comparison would be The Magnificent Seven, as that film earned $1.75 million this weekend last year, on the way to $67 million. However, Kingsman: The Golden Circle earned weaker reviews and it has a younger target audience, so it will likely have worse legs. In fact, it could have worse legs than It did, which would leave the film with just $31 million during its opening weekend. I was expecting about $4 million last night, so unless its legs are better, it won’t match its prediction. That said, just over $40 million is still good and if it can merely match its predecessor’s legs, then it will break even sometime during its home market run. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Earn Gold?

September 21st, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie

There are three wide releases coming out this week, which is one more than anticipated. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is widely expected to earn first place during the weekend, but The Lego Ninjago Movie is widely expected to have longer legs and that could give it the win overall. Meanwhile, Friend Request is just hoping to earn a spot in the top five. It’s not a sure bet that it will. Meanwhile, It will relinquish first spot and fall to third place, but still earn a ton of money. This weekend last year, the one-two punch of The Magnificent Seven and Storks helped the overall box office pull in $104 million. The top three films this year should earn more than that, to give 2017 another win. It will still take a lot to recover, but this result at least makes that possible. More...

2017 Preview: September

September 1st, 2017

It

As bad as July was, August actually managed to be worse. 2017 was over $300 million behind 2016’s pace during August alone. That’s worse than the rest of the summer combined. The only film that was an unqualified hit was Annabelle: Creation, although there were a couple of other films that are doing well enough to be considered financial hits. There’s some good news and some bad news for this September. The month gets off to a slow start with no wide releases the first weekend, but there are three films opening during the rest of the month that are expected to top $100 million and all three should be better than the best August had to offer. It is expected to be the biggest hit of the month and is tracking to break the record for the biggest September weekend. Both Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie are expected to cross $100 million, although they are opening the same weekend, so that could hurt both of their chances. Meanwhile last September, Sully was the biggest release of the month earning $125.07 million. It should top that, while Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Lego Ninjago Movie won’t be too far behind. 2017 should cut the gap with 2016, but sadly only by a little bit. More...

Friend Request Trailer

August 31st, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/22 7 $2,002,863   2,573 $778   $2,002,863 1
2017/09/29 14 $728,064 -64% 2,081 $350   $3,411,022 2
2017/10/06 36 $75,156 -90% 154 $488   $3,700,326 3
2017/10/13 62 $9,578 -87% 50 $192   $3,733,254 4
2017/10/20 67 $10,486 +9% 40 $262   $3,746,025 5
2017/10/27 78 $5,569 -47% 32 $174   $3,754,992 6
2017/11/03 96 $483 -91% 4 $121   $3,757,645 7
2017/11/10 97 $515 +7% 2 $258   $3,758,339 8
2017/11/17 91 $357 -31% 2 $179   $3,758,792 9
2017/11/24 86 $87 -76% 1 $87   $3,759,014 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/09/22 7 $687,006   2,573 $267   $687,006 1
2017/09/23 7 $813,069 +18% 2,573 $316   $1,500,075 2
2017/09/24 7 $502,788 -38% 2,573 $195   $2,002,863 3
2017/09/25 7 $157,385 -69% 2,573 $61   $2,160,248 4
2017/09/26 8 $240,628 +53% 2,573 $94   $2,400,876 5
2017/09/27 8 $150,532 -37% 2,573 $59   $2,551,408 6
2017/09/28 7 $131,550 -13% 2,573 $51   $2,682,958 7
2017/09/29 14 $213,792 +63% 2,081 $103   $2,896,750 8
2017/09/30 14 $340,072 +59% 2,081 $163   $3,236,822 9
2017/10/01 15 $174,200 -49% 2,081 $84   $3,411,022 10
2017/10/02 - $53,687 -69% 2,081 $26   $3,464,709 11
2017/10/03 15 $80,412 +50% 2,081 $39   $3,545,121 12
2017/10/04 - $48,323 -40% 2,081 $23   $3,593,444 13
2017/10/05 - $31,726 -34% 2,081 $15   $3,625,170 14
2017/10/06 - $20,779 -35% 154 $135   $3,645,949 15
2017/10/07 - $34,325 +65% 154 $223   $3,680,274 16
2017/10/08 - $20,052 -42% 154 $130   $3,700,326 17
2017/10/09 - $7,701 -62% 154 $50   $3,708,027 18
2017/10/10 - $7,346 -5% 154 $48   $3,715,373 19
2017/10/11 - $5,245 -29% 154 $34   $3,720,618 20
2017/10/12 - $3,058 -42% 154 $20   $3,723,676 21
2017/10/13 - $2,773 -9% 50 $55   $3,726,449 22
2017/10/14 - $4,533 +63% 50 $91   $3,730,982 23
2017/10/15 - $2,272 -50% 50 $45   $3,733,254 24
2017/10/16 - $629 -72% 50 $13   $3,733,883 25
2017/10/17 - $772 +23% 50 $15   $3,734,655 26
2017/10/18 - $424 -45% 50 $8   $3,735,079 27
2017/10/19 - $460 +8% 50 $9   $3,735,539 28
2017/10/20 - $3,492 +659% 40 $87   $3,739,031 29
2017/10/21 - $4,279 +23% 40 $107   $3,743,310 30
2017/10/22 - $2,715 -37% 40 $68   $3,746,025 31
2017/10/23 - $841 -69% 40 $21   $3,746,866 32
2017/10/24 - $933 +11% 40 $23   $3,747,799 33
2017/10/25 - $748 -20% 40 $19   $3,748,547 34
2017/10/26 - $876 +17% 40 $22   $3,749,423 35
2017/10/27 - $1,600 +83% 32 $50   $3,751,023 36
2017/10/28 - $2,404 +50% 32 $75   $3,753,427 37
2017/10/29 - $1,565 -35% 32 $49   $3,754,992 38
2017/10/30 - $413 -74% 32 $13   $3,755,405 39
2017/10/31 - $696 +69% 32 $22   $3,756,101 40
2017/11/01 - $465 -33% 32 $15   $3,756,566 41
2017/11/02 - $596 +28% 32 $19   $3,757,162 42
2017/11/03 - $85 -86% 4 $21   $3,757,247 43
2017/11/04 - $248 +192% 4 $62   $3,757,495 44
2017/11/05 - $150 -40% 4 $38   $3,757,645 45
2017/11/06 - $53 -65% 4 $13   $3,757,698 46
2017/11/07 - $29 -45% 4 $7   $3,757,727 47
2017/11/08 - $37 +28% 4 $9   $3,757,764 48
2017/11/09 - $60 +62% 4 $15   $3,757,824 49
2017/11/10 - $98 +63% 2 $49   $3,757,922 50
2017/11/11 - $213 +117% 2 $107   $3,758,135 51
2017/11/12 - $204 -4% 2 $102   $3,758,339 52
2017/11/13 - $24 -88% 2 $12   $3,758,363 53
2017/11/14 - $8 -67% 2 $4   $3,758,371 54
2017/11/15 - $30 +275% 2 $15   $3,758,401 55
2017/11/16 - $34 +13% 2 $17   $3,758,435 56
2017/11/17 - $63 +85% 2 $32   $3,758,498 57
2017/11/18 - $125 +98% 2 $63   $3,758,623 58
2017/11/19 - $169 +35% 2 $85   $3,758,792 59
2017/11/20 - $48 -72% 2 $24   $3,758,840 60
2017/11/21 - $55 +15% 2 $28   $3,758,895 61
2017/11/22 - $16 -71% 2 $8   $3,758,911 62
2017/11/23 - $16 n/c 2 $8   $3,758,927 63
2017/11/24 - $4 -75% 1 $4   $3,758,931 64
2017/11/25 - $83 +1,975% 1 $83   $3,759,014 65
2017/11/27 - $4   1 $4   $3,759,018 67
2017/11/29 - $28   1 $28   $3,759,046 69
2017/11/30 - $32 +14% 1 $32   $3,759,078 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/22 7 $2,682,958   2,573 $1,043   $2,682,958 1
2017/09/29 14 $942,212 -65% 2,081 $453   $3,625,170 2
2017/10/06 36 $98,506 -90% 154 $640   $3,723,676 3
2017/10/13 63 $11,863 -88% 50 $237   $3,735,539 4
2017/10/20 66 $13,884 +17% 40 $347   $3,749,423 5
2017/10/27 76 $7,739 -44% 32 $242   $3,757,162 6
2017/11/03 99 $662 -91% 4 $166   $3,757,824 7
2017/11/10 96 $611 -8% 2 $306   $3,758,435 8
2017/11/17 92 $492 -19% 2 $246   $3,758,927 9
2017/11/24 93 $151 -69% 1 $151   $3,759,078 10

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 1/8/2016 $0 0 43 76 $280,053 6/9/2016
Cambodia 1/14/2016 $18,445 11 11 15 $100,496 2/2/2016
Germany 1/7/2016 $0 0 306 635 $2,407,754 6/9/2016
Italy 6/9/2016 $292,171 0 0 0 $688,544 8/9/2016
Portugal 11/4/2016 $18,137 13 17 46 $50,375 12/15/2016
Russia (CIS) 3/17/2016 $165,163 638 638 638 $165,163 3/24/2016
South Korea 1/24/2017 $0 0 172 178 $162,197 3/6/2017
Thailand 3/17/2016 $51,267 70 70 94 $94,099 6/9/2016
Turkey 9/9/2016 $8,852 35 35 67 $37,910 9/23/2016
Ukraine 3/24/2016 $2,121 13 13 13 $2,121 3/29/2016
United Kingdom 4/22/2016 $899,404 402 402 944 $1,973,159 6/9/2016
 
International Total$5,961,871 3/6/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/14/20181311,095 11,095$110,839$110,8394

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