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Obvious Child (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,122,616Details
International Box Office $201,454Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,324,070
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $209,509 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $65,488 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $274,997
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup—and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment—turns out to be the beginning of a totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 6th, 2014 (Limited) by A24
Video Release: October 7th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2320, 4/30/2014)
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, One Night Stand, Unexpected Pregnancy, Stand-Up Comedy, Fired, Delayed Adulthood, Voiceover/Narration, Jewish, Interfaith Romance, Non-Chronological, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Director Remaking Their Own Movie, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
Source:Based on Short Film
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Rooks Nest Entertainment, Sundial Pictures, Votiv Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2014 Theater Average 35 $25,772 Jun 6, 2014 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Jake Lacy    Max
Gaby Hoffmann    Nellie
Gabe Liedman    Joey
Richard Kind    Jacob
Polly Draper    Nancy
David Cross    Sam
Paul Briganti    Ryan

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Production and Technical Credits

Gillian Robespierre    Screenwriter
Anna Bean    Story Creator
Karen Maine    Story Creator
Elisabeth Holm    Story Creator
Gillian Robespierre    Story Creator
Elisabeth Holm    Producer
Julia Godzinskaya    Executive Producer
David Kaplan    Executive Producer
Stefan Nowicki    Executive Producer

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

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The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 7th, 2014

October 7th, 2014

The biggest release of the week is Edge of Tomorrow, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack. However, while the reviews are excellent, the extras are not quite up to the Pick of the Week level. The same is true of the To Be Takei DVD, but fortunately there is a winner out there. Adventure Time: Season Four is better than the previous seasons and the DVD or Blu-ray have enough extras to be the best release of the week. Meanwhile, The Grand Seduction on DVD earns the Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Obvious Child

October 3rd, 2014

Obvious Child opened in limited release in June taking top spot on the per theater chart over its opening weekend. It wasn't able to expand truly wide, but it did finish with more than $3 million, which is still excellent for a limited release. Is it as good as its opening was? Or is there a reason it wasn't able to expand truly wide? More...

Per Theater Chart: Italian Cuisine

August 19th, 2014

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The Trip to Italy led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,841 in three theaters during its opening weekend. The Admiral: Roaring Currents earned an average of $17,517 in 30 theaters during its second weekend of release. By this time next week, it will be at over $1 million in total. Frank was the final member of the $10,000 club with an opening of $16,056 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Coming of Age

July 15th, 2014

Boyhood poster

After a weekend with no films in the $10,000 club, this weekend we had the second best per theater average for the year. Boyhood earned nearly $400,000 in just five theaters for an average of $77,524. This is the second best per theater average for the year; only The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with a better average. The overall box office leader, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, was next with an average of $18,304 in nearly 4,000 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Beginning on Top

July 1st, 2014

Begin Again poster

Despite there being a $100 million hit on the box office this weekend, Begin Again still led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,813 in five theaters. This bodes well for its expansion on Wednesday. The overall number one film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was next with an average of $23,633 in more than 4,000 theaters. Snowpiercer was the third film to earn a per theater average over $20,000 with an average of $20,266 in eight theaters. America: Imagine a World Without Her was next with an average of $12,869 million in three theaters. Yves Saint Laurent was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,104 in two theaters. It managed this despite earning weak reviews and opening on the Wednesday. The final film in the $10,000 club was Code Black, which climbed into the $10,000 club during its second weekend of release with $10,953 in two theaters. It is rare for a documentary to do this well, and it is even rarer for a film to see its per theater average grow. More...

Per Theater Chart: It is Obvious Who Won

June 11th, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars poster

Obvious Child led the way on the per theater chart with $77,000 in three theaters for an average of $25,772. The Fault in Our Stars earned an average of $15,128, which was surprisingly strong. The final film in the $10,000 club was Citizen Koch, which earned $10,200 in one theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Almost Faultless Opening

June 8th, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars poster

After a big win for Maleficent over A Million Ways to Die in the West last time around, this weekend we had another battle between female-friendly and male-friendly films, and once more the women have won by a large margin. The Fault in Our Stars is set to open with $48.2 million, according to Fox’s Sunday morning estimate. That tops Noah’s $43.7 million debut to make the film the biggest drama opener of the year so far. Edge of Tomorrow will be a distant third with $29.1 million, per Warner Bros., which is fairly disastrous for a film costing $178 million. However, in spite of the big difference in performance between the two films, The Fault in Our Stars does have one fairly surprising weakness compared to the sci-fi actioner. More...

Limited Releases: Earning Your Trust

June 6th, 2014

The Case Against 8 poster

It's a pretty good week for limited releases with a few films that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. This includes The Case Against 8 (Reviews), but documentaries are rarely break-out hits. Borgman is earning very strong reviews and the buzz is good, but it is too bizarre for mainstream audiences. This leaves Obvious Child (Reviews) as the most likely break-out hit on this week's list. On the other hand, I really want to see Trust Me (Reviews), but I'm a Fanboy of a particularly strong type and Clark Gregg is part of my preferred Fandom. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/06/06 31 $77,315   3 $25,772   $77,315 1
2014/06/13 31 $133,857 +73% 18 $7,437   $251,422 2
2014/06/20 21 $245,164 +83% 55 $4,458   $578,887 3
2014/06/27 15 $549,878 +124% 196 $2,806   $1,279,508 4
2014/07/04 20 $374,447 -32% 202 $1,854   $1,918,521 5
2014/07/11 26 $219,325 -41% 134 $1,637   $2,344,845 6
2014/07/18 30 $172,584 -21% 96 $1,798   $2,635,473 7
2014/07/25 41 $77,878 -55% 63 $1,236   $2,792,214 8
2014/08/01 41 $68,988 -11% 44 $1,568   $2,897,422 9
2014/08/08 49 $36,765 -47% 35 $1,050   $2,970,070 10
2014/08/15 54 $22,988 -37% 21 $1,095   $3,014,736 11
2014/08/22 53 $25,500 +11% 15 $1,700   $3,050,024 12
2014/08/29 61 $22,911 -10% 15 $1,527   $3,078,989 13
2014/09/05 75 $9,321 -59% 9 $1,036   $3,094,858 14
2014/09/19 84 $3,369   6 $562   $3,112,457 16
2014/09/26 85 $2,987 -11% 5 $597   $3,117,952 17
2014/10/03 81 $2,774 -7% 3 $925   $3,122,616 18

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/06/06 32 $117,565   3 $39,188   $117,565 1
2014/06/13 31 $216,158 +84% 18 $12,009   $333,723 2
2014/06/20 21 $395,907 +83% 55 $7,198   $729,630 3
2014/06/27 19 $814,444 +106% 196 $4,155   $1,544,074 4
2014/07/04 21 $581,446 -29% 202 $2,878   $2,125,520 5
2014/07/11 27 $337,369 -42% 134 $2,518   $2,462,889 6
2014/07/18 32 $251,447 -25% 96 $2,619   $2,714,336 7
2014/08/29 60 $29,459   15 $1,964   $3,085,537 13
2014/09/19 80 $5,877   6 $980   $3,114,965 16
2014/09/26 86 $4,877 -17% 5 $975   $3,119,842 17

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