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Million Dollar Arm (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,447,959Details
International Box Office $2,769,953Details
Worldwide Box Office $39,217,912
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $3,935,053 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,821,002 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $5,756,055
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Synopsis

JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent finds himself edged out by bigger, slicker competitors. He and his partner Aash will have to close their business down for good if JB doesn’t come up with something fast. Late one night, while watching cricket being played in India on TV, JB comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Why not go to there and find the next baseball pitching sensation? Setting off for Mumbai with nothing but a gifted but cantankerous scout in tow, JB stages a televised, nationwide competition called “Million Dollar Arm” where 40,000 hopefuls compete before two 18-year-old finalists, Rinku and Dinesh, emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the United States to train with legendary pitching coach Tom House. The goal: get the boys signed to a major league team. Not only is the game itself difficult to master, but life in the U.S. with a committed bachelor makes things even more complicated—for all of them.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,211 $36,447,959
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,017 $2,769,953
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,952 $39,217,912

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 10th, 2014 (Sneak Peek) by Walt Disney
May 16th, 2014 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: June 13th, 2014 (Wide) (Venezuela)
June 19th, 2014 (Wide) (New Zealand)
June 20th, 2014 (Wide) (Ecuador)
June 26th, 2014 (Wide) (Chile)
July 3rd, 2014 (Wide) (Thailand)
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Video Release: October 7th, 2014 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and some suggestive content.
(Rating bulletin 2300, 11/27/2013)
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: Inspirational Sports, Baseball, Cricket, Underdog, Reality TV, Inspired by a True Story, Culture Clash, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Roth Films, Mayhem Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 142 $6,968,980 May 23, 2014 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 189 $7,591,667 May 23, 2014 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 96 $9,168,641 May 23, 2014 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 106 $9,987,871 May 23, 2014 10

Cast

   J.B. Bernstein
Pitobash Tripathy    Amit (Deepesh Solanki)
Aasif Mandvi    Aash
Bill Paxton    Tom House
Suraj Sharma    Rinku
Lake Bell    Brenda
Alan Arkin    Ray
Madhur Mittal    Dinesh
Darshan Jariwala    Vivek
Greg Alan Williams    Doug
Allyn Rachel    Theresa
Tzi Ma    Chang
Rey Maualuga    Popo
Bar Paly    Lisette
Jaspaul Sandhu    Grumpy Guy
Kuldeep Rajput    Plant Manager
Vivek Pandkar    Document Inspector
Pawan Chopra    Coach (Lucknow Sports Academy)
Ruturaj Shinde    Chubby Kid
Zaki Tayeb Ali Kazi    Skinny Kid
Chirag Sethi    Tall Kid
Cryus Sahukar    Emcee
Lata Shukla    Rinku's Mother
Harrish Chandra    Rinku's Uncle
Brooke Jaye Taylor    Woman in Elevator
Brett Zimmerman    Mark
Andrew Benator    Hotel Manager
Joshua Mikel    Delivery Guy
Hunter Burke    Ball Player
Suehyla El-Attar    Julie
Ravi Naidu    Indian Reporter
Al Sapienza    Pete the Scout
Mike Pniewski    Walter (Pittsburgh Scout)
Shane Callahan    Procorp Agent #1
Jason Vail    Procorp Agent #2
Yashwant Joshi    Dinesh's Father
Anand Kumar    Cab Driver
Autumn Dial    Server at Popo's
Gabriela Lopez    Hot Girl
Chirag Sonawane    Pitching Kid
Dev Modi    Kid (Speaking Hindi0
Anthony Renaud    ESPN Producer
Anthony P. Voorhees    Scout at Tempe #2
Adam Benz    Burly Scary Guy
Karl Ravech    Baseball Tonight Host
Curt Schilling    Baseball Tonight Host
Barry Larkin    Baseball Tonight Host
Robert Royston    Choreographer
Gissette E. Valentin    Dancer
Lakelyn Foutch    Dancer
Tierra Brown    Dancer
Sora Connor    Dancer
Kelsey Lack    Dancer
Carson Marie Seeley    Dancer
Danielle Heverin    Dancer
Jessica Peralta    Dancer
Taylor Morgan    Dancer
Aeshea Patel    Bollywood Beauty
Karishna Naina Sharma    Bollywood Beauty
Tom Verducci    Scout
Bob Nightengale    Scout
Ken Rosenthal    Scout
Jeff Passan    Scout
Jayson Stark    Scout
Scott Miller    Scout
Scott Ciardi    Scout
Vasi Vangelos    Scout
Tom Weider    Scout
Fred North    Helicopter Pilot

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Thomas McCarthy
Producer    Mark Ciardi
Producer    Gordon Gray
Producer    Joe Roth
Executive Producer    Palek Patel
Executive Producer    Kevin Halloran
Executive Producer    Bill Simmons
Executive Producer    Connor Schell
Director of Photography    Gyula Pados
Production Designer    Barry Robison
Editor    Tatiana S. Riegel
Costume Designer    Kirston Leigh Mann
Composer    A.R. Rahman
Co-Producer    Neil Mandt
Co-Producer    Michael Mandt
Co-Producer    Tabrez Noorani
Casting Director    Sheila Jaffe
Additional Casting (India)    Seher Latif
Unit Production Manager    Kevin Halloran
Assistant Director    Mike Topoozian
Assistant Director    Mike McCue
Production Supervisor    Andy Keeter
Art Director    Jeremy Woolsey
Supervising Art Director    Mark Robins
Assistant Art Director    Matthew Gatlin
Set Decorator    Jeanette Scott
Costume Supervisor    Alexis Jacks
Costume Supervisor    Esther Lee
Make-up and Hair Designer    Lana Horochowski
Make-up and Hair Designer    Ronnie Pipes
Hairstylist    Theraesa Rivers
Hairstylist    Arturo Rojas
Sound Mixer    Jose Antonio Garcia
Set Designer    Jayme Long
Assistant Editor    Dan Boccoli
Assistant Editor    Bethany Orlemann
Assistant Editor    Pablo Prietto
Assistant Editor    Trudy Yee
Post-Production Supervisor    Jasmine Kosovic
Supervising Sound Editor    Mark P. Stoeckinger
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Koyama
Re-recording Mixer    Beau Borders
ADR/Dialogue Editor    Daniel S. Irwin
Sound Designer    Alan Rankin
Sound Effects Editor    David A. Whittaker
Sound Effects Editor    Ann Scibelli
Foley Mixer    Scott Curtis
Music Supervisor    Jon Mooney
Music Editor    Jon Mooney

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Godzilla poster

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Godzilla poster

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Godzilla poster

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/05/16 4 $10,515,659   3,019 $3,483   $10,515,659 1
2014/05/23 6 $6,968,980 -34% 3,019 $2,308   $20,503,785 2
2014/05/30 8 $3,588,444 -49% 2,329 $1,541   $27,985,053 3
2014/06/06 10 $2,025,950 -44% 1,643 $1,233   $31,550,980 4
2014/06/13 13 $804,423 -60% 577 $1,394   $33,471,302 5
2014/06/20 15 $538,050 -33% 444 $1,212   $34,402,198 6
2014/06/27 20 $300,252 -44% 273 $1,100   $35,012,418 7
2014/07/04 29 $182,805 -39% 163 $1,122   $35,361,055 8
2014/07/11 29 $186,158 +2% 224 $831   $35,643,752 9
2014/07/18 31 $169,823 -9% 175 $970   $35,955,572 10
2014/07/25 38 $104,519 -38% 140 $747   $36,169,411 11
2014/08/01 39 $77,177 -26% 101 $764   $36,312,739 12
2014/08/08 48 $42,233 -45% 66 $640   $36,404,905 13
2014/08/15 60 $17,901 -58% 35 $511   $36,447,959 14

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/16 4 $3,468,004   3,019 $1,149   $3,468,004 1
2014/05/17 4 $4,315,911 +24% 3,019 $1,430   $7,783,915 2
2014/05/18 4 $2,731,744 -37% 3,019 $905   $10,515,659 3
2014/05/19 4 $818,452 -70% 3,019 $271   $11,334,111 4
2014/05/20 4 $858,786 +5% 3,019 $284   $12,192,897 5
2014/05/21 4 $655,839 -24% 3,019 $217   $12,848,736 6
2014/05/22 4 $686,069 +5% 3,019 $227   $13,534,805 7
2014/05/23 6 $1,820,309 +165% 3,019 $603   $15,355,114 8
2014/05/24 6 $2,703,499 +49% 3,019 $895   $18,058,613 9
2014/05/25 6 $2,445,172 -10% 3,019 $810   $20,503,785 10
2014/05/26 5 $2,199,661 -10% 3,019 $729   $22,703,446 11
2014/05/27 6 $624,737 -72% 3,019 $207   $23,328,183 12
2014/05/28 6 $546,232 -13% 3,019 $181   $23,874,415 13
2014/05/29 6 $522,194 -4% 3,019 $173   $24,396,609 14
2014/05/30 7 $1,044,311 +100% 2,329 $448   $25,440,920 15
2014/05/31 8 $1,593,224 +53% 2,329 $684   $27,034,144 16
2014/06/01 8 $950,909 -40% 2,329 $408   $27,985,053 17
2014/06/02 8 $344,767 -64% 2,329 $148   $28,329,820 18
2014/06/03 8 $429,362 +25% 2,329 $184   $28,759,182 19
2014/06/04 8 $399,096 -7% 2,329 $171   $29,158,278 20
2014/06/05 8 $366,752 -8% 2,329 $157   $29,525,030 21
2014/06/06 10 $616,395 +68% 1,643 $375   $30,141,425 22
2014/06/07 10 $853,302 +38% 1,643 $519   $30,994,727 23
2014/06/08 11 $556,253 -35% 1,643 $339   $31,550,980 24
2014/06/09 11 $264,741 -52% 1,643 $161   $31,815,721 25
2014/06/10 11 $309,423 +17% 1,643 $188   $32,125,144 26
2014/06/11 10 $296,117 -4% 1,643 $180   $32,421,261 27
2014/06/12 10 $245,618 -17% 1,643 $149   $32,666,879 28
2014/06/13 13 $211,126 -14% 577 $366   $32,878,005 29
2014/06/14 13 $284,942 +35% 577 $494   $33,162,947 30
2014/06/15 12 $308,355 +8% 577 $534   $33,471,302 31
2014/06/16 13 $81,689 -74% 577 $142   $33,552,991 32
2014/06/17 13 $105,883 +30% 577 $184   $33,658,874 33
2014/06/18 13 $101,938 -4% 577 $177   $33,760,812 34
2014/06/19 13 $103,336 +1% 577 $179   $33,864,148 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/05/16 5 $13,534,805   3,019 $4,483   $13,534,805 1
2014/05/23 6 $10,861,804 -20% 3,019 $3,598   $24,396,609 2
2014/05/30 8 $5,128,421 -53% 2,329 $2,202   $29,525,030 3
2014/06/06 10 $3,141,849 -39% 1,643 $1,912   $32,666,879 4
2014/06/13 13 $1,197,269 -62% 577 $2,075   $33,864,148 5
2014/06/20 15 $848,018 -29% 444 $1,910   $34,712,166 6
2014/06/27 25 $466,084 -45% 273 $1,707   $35,178,250 7
2014/07/04 31 $279,344 -40% 163 $1,714   $35,457,594 8
2014/07/11 28 $328,155 +17% 224 $1,465   $35,785,749 9
2014/07/18 31 $279,143 -15% 175 $1,595   $36,064,892 10
2014/07/25 38 $170,670 -39% 140 $1,219   $36,235,562 11
2014/08/01 39 $127,110 -26% 101 $1,259   $36,362,672 12
2014/08/08 46 $67,386 -47% 66 $1,021   $36,430,058 13

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Chile 6/26/2014 $7,366 15 15 17 $10,154 12/15/2015
Ecuador 6/20/2014 $0 0 37 117 $96,071 12/17/2015
Kenya 7/18/2014 $1,852 6 6 12 $3,495 12/17/2015
New Zealand 6/19/2014 $0 0 45 67 $170,906 1/8/2016
Nigeria 7/18/2014 $15,851 13 13 22 $18,026 12/17/2015
Thailand 7/3/2014 $6,912 33 40 98 $100,656 12/16/2015
Turkey 7/11/2014 $13,699 33 33 70 $42,383 12/17/2015
Venezuela 6/13/2014 $0 0 5 10 $228,502 12/16/2015
 
Rest of World $2,099,760
 
International Total$2,769,953 1/8/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/12/2014580,935 80,935$1,664,024$1,664,0241
10/19/20141222,830-72% 103,765$464,362$2,128,3862

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/12/2014732,562 32,562$592,308$592,3081
10/19/2014147,401-77% 39,964$147,213$739,5212

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