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Starter for Ten (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $216,839Details
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A working-class English boy who has been fortunate enough to be accepted into a posh private university struggles to realize his lifelong dream while simultaneously winning the heart of the girl he loves. The time is the mid-'80s, and the University Challenge phenomenon is sweeping through England. Despite his underprivileged background, Essex boy Brian Jackson knows that he has what it takes to make it to the finals on one of the most popular programs in all of England. Upon being accepted into Bristol, the ambitious young student soon tries out for the school’s University Challenge team, and set the gears of his ultimate fantasy into motion. Effectively estranged from his single-parent mother just for being accepted into the school, Brian soon gets set to cross yet another class line when he becomes smitten with his beautiful University Challenge teammate and attempts to woo her into his arms her with his formidable advanced general knowledge skills.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,001-10,100) 10,074 $216,839
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000) 13,976 $216,839
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,152 $216,839

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 23rd, 2007 (Limited) by Picturehouse
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, language and a scene of drug use.
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Brian Jackson

Supporting Cast

Alice Eve    Alice Harbinson
Rebecca Hall    Rebecca Epstein
Catherine Tate    Julie Jackson
Dominic Cooper    Spencer
Benedict Cumberbatch    Patrick
James Corden    Tone
Charles Dance    Michael Harbinson
Lindsay Duncan    Rose Harbinson

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Production and Technical Credits

Blake Neely    Composer
Mark Holt    Special Effects

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

DVD Releases for July 31, 2007

July 30th, 2007

We finally got some wide releases worth picking up this week, which have been in tight supply most of the summer. It's been rare to find one first-run release worth picking up in any given week, but this week we have two that are contenders for DVD Pick of the Week: 300 - 2-Disc Special Edition and Hot Fuzz - Buy from Amazon. I was a little worried that a special edition for the latter might be around the corner, but that wasn't enough to prevent me from naming it as the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart is a Lonely Avenue

February 27th, 2007

Avenue Montaigne was the only film to top $10,000 on the Per Theater Chart this week. The film dipped less than 30% but maintained an average of $10,376 in its two theaters. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 17 - February 23, 2007

February 23rd, 2007

Big week in terms of flash sites launching, but a tough one when it comes to picking a winner. There were several sites that were contenders, and a few that will likely be winners after a few more updates, but none that stood out as the best for the week. It's almost like there were so many that were so close to winning the award that none were able to stand out and get me excited. However, there was one site that was updated this week that did, The Simpsons Movie - Official Site. This site did get a new look, but the real draw here is the first full trailer, to go along with the three previous teasers. Is that enough to make it award worthy? No. But while my rational side was distracted by a game of Sudoku the Fanboy in me made that decisions, and all Fanboy freak-outs are legally binding. Hopefully the final site will live up to the award. I have a feeling it will. More...

Limited Releases - Starting at Five

February 23rd, 2007

There are a lot of numbered films being released this week. There are the two wide releases, The Number 23 and Reno 911!: Miami, as well as Starter for Ten, which is the limited release with the best shot at mainstream success. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - January 29, 2007

January 29th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Hills Have Eyes II, Pathfinder, Lucky You and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 6 - January 12, 2007

January 13th, 2007

A slow week, but that's not surprising. The movie industry is seasonal with peaks and valleys throughout the year. With movie websites, there tends to be the same peaks and valleys, just a few months earlier. (The same is true for DVDs, just a few months later.) While there are a few sites on this week's list that show promise, there are none that are really award-worthy. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - November 19, 2006

November 19th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Charlotte's Web, Speed Racer, The Dark Knight and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 11 - November 17, 2006

November 18th, 2006

A lot of trailers on this week's list of websites. Not only were there a lot of site with just trailers, there were a few trailers without sites. On the other hand, there were also a few contenders for the Weekly Website Award. In the end it was The Children of Men - Official Site that took home that prestigious award. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 13, 2006

August 13th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Emilio Estevez' Bobby, Frank Miller's 300 and more. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/02/23 55 $37,141   20 $1,857   $37,141 1
2007/03/02 70 $13,848 -63% 11 $1,259   $71,394 2
2007/03/09 53 $45,698 +230% 20 $2,285   $121,222 3
2007/03/16 51 $40,542 -11% 32 $1,267   $177,442 4
2007/03/23 66 $16,280 -60% 19 $857   $210,128 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/23 - $13,000   20 $650   $13,000 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/02/23 55 $57,546   20 $2,877   $57,546 1
2007/03/02 72 $17,978 -69% 11 $1,634   $75,524 2
2007/03/09 54 $61,376 +241% 20 $3,069   $136,900 3
2007/03/16 55 $56,948 -7% 32 $1,780   $193,848 4
2007/03/23 67 $22,991 -60% 19 $1,210   $216,839 5

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