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Australia Box Office for The Spectacular Now (2013)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
Australia Box Office $44,562Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,916,951Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $2,452,720 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $572,040 Details
Total North America Video Sales $3,024,760
Further financial details...

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Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. She does have dreams, while Sutter lives in a world of impressive self-delusion. And yet they're drawn to each other.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,500,000
Australia Releases: December 5th, 2013 (Wide)
Video Release: January 14th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for alcohol use, language and some sexuality—all involving teens.
(Rating bulletin 2276, 6/12/2013)
Running Time: 95 minutes
Keywords: Addiction, Coming of Age, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 21 Laps Entertainment, Global Produce
Production Countries: United States


Miles Teller    Sutter Keely
Shailene Woodley    Aimee Finecky
Brie Larson    Cassidy
Jennifer Jason Leigh   
Mary Elizabeth Winstead    Holly
Kyle Chandler    Thomas Keely
Andre Royo   
Dayo Okeniyi    Marcus
Bob Odenkirk   

Production and Technical Credits

Director    James Ponsoldt
Producer    Tom McNulty
Producer    Shawn Levy
Producer    Andrew Lauren
Producer    Michelle Krumm
Screenwriter    Scott Neustadter
Screenwriter    Michael H. Weber
Story Creator    Tim Tharp
Executive Producer    Scott Neustadter
Executive Producer    Michael H. Weber
Executive Producer    Matthew Medlin
Executive Producer    Marc Shmuger
Director of Photography    Jess Hall
Production Designer    Linda Sena
Editor    Darrin Navarro
Costume Designer    Peggy Stamper
Composer    Rob Simonsen
Co-Producer    Billy Rosenberg
Co-Producer    Dan Cohen
Casting Director    Angela Demo
Casting Director    Barbara McCarthy

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Per Theater Chart: Mother of God!

September 18th, 2013

It was a busy week in terms of limited releases, not only with number of new releases, but the success of most of these releases. Mother of George was the top film with $22,456 in one theater. Final: The Rapture earned an average of $15,942 in two theaters, which is an impressive opening for a film with no reviews. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Wadjda opened in three theaters, earning an average of $13,751. This film has some Oscar buzz going for it, so it might last in theaters longer than most similar releases. Blue Caprice also has some Oscar buzz and its opening of $13,400 in one theater might help it thrive as well. The overall box office leader, Insidious Chapter 2, opened in fifth place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,208. GMO OMG earned $13,000 in its lone theater, but its reviews are only mixed, so it likely won't last long. Salinger fell 48% to $11,252, while still playing in four theaters. It is likely it won't be able to expand significantly given this decline. More...

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September 11th, 2013

The buzz surrounding Salinger helped it earn first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $21,739 in four theaters. However, given its reviews, I don't think it will last long. Instructions Not Included remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,366 in more than 700 theaters. It could still expand further, given its per theater average. More...

Per Theater Chart: Competition Not Included

September 4th, 2013

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August 25th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: IMAX Shines Like the Son

August 21st, 2013

Space Station remained in first place on the per theater chart, again with $30,602. The film has made $2 million so far this year and it seems likely it will last long enough to get to $100 million in total, eventually. You Will Be My Son was next with $15,301 in one theater. Surprisingly Austenland made the $10,000 club. Given its reviews and its genre, earning its per theater average of $10,166 in four theaters is surprisingly high. Blue Jasmine rounded out the $10,000 club with $10,005. It is already playing in 229 theaters and it will expand more. More...

Per Theater Chart: IMAX out of this World

August 15th, 2013

IMAX movies have incredible legs and can bounce back in the $10,000 club years and years after their first release. Space Station jumped into first place with an average of $30,602 in one theater. In a World was the best new release with an average of $23,514 in three theaters. It is going to expand and we will have a contest starting on Friday to celebrate. Snake and Mongoose was close behind with $20,254 in its lone theater. Blue Jasmine continues to expand and it is now playing in 119 theaters. However, its average remains very strong at $19,709 and it will undoubtedly continue to expand. The Spectacular Now expanded from 4 to 19 theaters, while its average fell to $14,045. This is still strong enough to suggest further expansion and it should reach its first major milestone shortly. Chennai Express broke records for a Bollywood film playing in 196 theaters, while its per theater average was $11,329. That's an incredible start. More...

Weekend Estimates: Elysium Leads Pack of Openers

August 11th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Now That's Spectacular

August 7th, 2013

The Spectacular Now debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $49,354 in four theaters. This result, plus its excellent reviews, suggests it will have long legs in limited release. Last week's number one film, Blue Jasmine, slipped to second place with an average of $37,174, but it is now playing in 50 theaters, which is an amazing result. Space Station popped back into the $10,000 with an average of $15,352. It has pulled in $88 million after more than a decade of release. The Canyons earned $13,351 in its lone theater, proving there is no such thing as bad publicity. The reviews, on the other hand, were really bad and the film's only real hope is to become a cult classic. That might happen. More...

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August 4th, 2013

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Some of the Limited Releases are Spectacular

August 2nd, 2013

While there are not a ton of new releases on this week's list, one of them, The Spectacular Now is not only earning spectacular reviews, but it also has the pedigree and the buzz to suggest it will thrive in theaters. Our Children should also do well in limited release, but likely won't expand significantly. Meanwhile, Cockneys vs. Zombies and Europa Report have niche market appeal that could be filled on the home market. Finally, The Canyons could test the theory that there's no such thing as bad publicity. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/12/06 13 $43,280   22 $1,967   $44,562 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 12/5/2013 $43,280 22 22 22 $44,562 12/13/2015
North America 8/2/2013 $197,415 4 770 2729 $6,852,971 12/11/2014
Rest of World $19,418
Worldwide Total$6,916,951 12/13/2015

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