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Wish Upon (2017)

Wish Upon
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,301,505Details
International Box Office $9,175,840Details
Worldwide Box Office $23,477,345
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $460,772 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $132,144 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $592,916
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old Clare Shannon is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father Jonathan and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect—until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life—leading her down a dark and dangerous path.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,180 $14,301,505
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,819 $9,175,840
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,216 $23,477,345

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 14th, 2017 (Wide) by Broad Green Pictures
International Releases: July 14th, 2017 (Wide) (Italy)
July 14th, 2017 (Wide), released as 7 Deseos (Mexico)
July 14th, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
July 14th, 2017 (Wide), released as WISH UPON (South Korea)
July 21st, 2017 (Wide) (Spain)
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Video Release: October 10th, 2017 by Broad Green
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language.
(Rating bulletin 2477 (Cert #50929), 5/24/2017)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Supernatural, Suicide, Bullies, High School, Wish Granters, High School Hell, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Dream Sequence, Dysfunctional Family, Single Parent, Inheritance, Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Broad Green Pictures, Busted Shark
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Clare Shannon

Supporting Cast

Ki Hong Lee    Ryan Hui
Sydney Park    Meredith McNeil
Elisabeth Rohm    Johanna Shannon
Ryan Phillippe    Jonathan Shannon
Mitchell Slaggert    Paul Middlebrook
Shannon Purser    June Acosta
Josephine Langford    Darcie Chapman
Alexander Nunez    Tyler Manguso
Daniela Barbosa    Lola Sanchez
Kevin Hanchard    Carl Morris
Sherilyn Fenn    Mrs. Deluca
Raegan Revord    Young Clare
Alice Lee    Gina
Victor Sutton    Uncle August
Albert Chung    Roland Moon
Michelle Alexander    House Manager
Natalie Prinzen-Klages    Twin #1
Nora Prinzen-Klages    Twin #2
Monique Stinchcombe    Freshman #1
Danielle Pollari    Freshman #2
Rosalina Lee    Spa Technician
Ryan Taerk    Ryan’s Friend

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

Production and Technical Credits

Barbara Marshall    Screenwriter
Sherryl Clark    Producer
Gabriel Hammond    Executive Producer
Daniel Hammond    Executive Producer
Tracey Landon    Line Producer
Michael Galbraith    Director of Photography
Bob Ziembicki    Production Designer
Peck Prior    Editor
Tomandandy*    Composer
Tomandandy*    Composer
Alexandra Patsavas    Music Supervisor
Antoinette Messam    Costume Designer
Mary Vernieu    Casting Director
Michelle Wade Byrd    Casting Director
Tracey Landon    Unit Production Manager
Brian Campbell    Production Manager
Andrew Shea    First Assistant Director
Sarah Campbell    Second Assistant Director
Layton Morrison    Stunt Coordinator
Brian Johnston    Co-Producer
Lauren McCarthy    Co-Executive Producer
Robert Leader    Associate Producer
Emily Roberts    Associate Producer
Ashley Peatross    Associate Producer
Steve Wilkie    Still Photographer
Laird McMurray    Special Effects
Shane Million    Special Effects
Kelly Wright    Sound Mixer
Andrea Kristof    Art Director
Greg Gilmore    First Assistant Art Director
Shelley Silverman    First Assistant Art Director
Andy Joyce    Set Decorator
Sheila Pruden    Costume Supervisor
Jordan Samuel    Make up
Patricia Keighran    Make up
Paul Jones    Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer
Kyle Glencross    Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer
Allan Cooke    Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer
Paula Fleet    Hairstylist
Rossana Vendramini    Hairstylist
Bret Howe    Casting Associate
Stephanie Bleakley    Casting Assistant
Kathryn Buck    Script Supervisor
Eardley Wilmot    Location Manager
Ed Felix    Special Effects Supervisor
John Portnoy    Post-Production Supervisor
Jason Tobias    Post-Production Supervisor
Sandy Solowitz    Additional Editor
Joe Dzuban    Re-recording Mixer
Joe Dzuban    Supervising Sound Editor
Gabriel J. Serrano    Supervising Sound Editor
Odin Benitez    Sound Effects Editor
Randy Torres    Sound Effects Editor
Justin Dzuban    Dialogue Editor
Glynna Grimala    Dialogue Editor
Anthony Paterson    Visual Effects Supervisor
Mitchell S. Drain    Visual Effects Supervisor
Mark Ledoux    Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Codron    Visual Effects Supervisor
Shoban Narayanan    Production Supervisor
Tavia Charlton    Visual Effects Producer
Molly Pabian    Visual Effects Producer
Jason Sanford    Visual Effects Producer
Sherry Whitfield    Music Editor

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

Home Market Releases for October 10th, 2017

October 10th, 2017


It’s a good week for the home market with top notch releases in nearly every category. Baby Driver is the biggest first run release of the week and one of the best releases. The Lure is a foreign-language film and one of two Criterion Collection releases in competition for Pick of the Week. Maudie is a Canadian limited release that did surprisingly well in theaters. Finally there’s Othello, which first came out more than 60 years ago. The only thing we are missing is a TV on DVD title. As for the winner, I’m giving Pick of the Week to, Othello, while Maudie wins Puck of the Week for Best Canadian Release. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Wish Upon

October 8th, 2017

Wish Upon

Wish Upon could go down in history as the movie that ended Broad Green Pictures production division. That’s not fair, as the film earned more domestically than it cost to make and only one other film they produced and distributed can make the same claim. The film didn’t ruin their production division. It was just the most recent film to come out when the decision was announced. Does the film deserve this infamy? Or is it a decent horror movie saddled with some bad luck? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dunkirk has Stellar $50.51 million Opening

July 25th, 2017

Girls Trip

Both Dunkirk and Girls Trip topped expectations earning $50.51 million and $31.20 million respectively. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets didn’t do as well, but it should do well internationally. Overall, the weekend box office rose 11% from last weekend earning $181 million. On the downside, this was 7.8% lower than the same weekend last year and 2017 had already lost its lead over 2016, so this is really bad news. Year-to-date, 2017 is now behind 2016 by $31 million / 0.5% at $6.46 billion to $6.49 billion. Things really need to turn around soon, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Hopefully the fall will be much better. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: War Goes Well for Apes Earning $56.26 million

July 18th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

The weekend box office chart didn’t hold a lot of surprises. War for the Planet of the Apes earned first place with a slightly better than predicted result of $56.26 million, while most of the rest of our predictions were also close enough to be considered victories. Overall, the box office plummeted 21% from last weekend reaching $163 million. This was also a little lower than the same weekend last year. The emphasis is on “little”, as it only dropped by 0.062% or about $100,000. On its own, this would be nothing to worry about. However, 2017’s lead over 2016 has completely evaporated and the year is now 0.19% or $12 million behind last year’s pace at $6.21 billion to $6.22 billion. We’ve lost about $200 million this summer compared to last year and I don’t see that turning around any time soon. More...

Weekend Estimates: Apes Top Chart, Helped by Big Spider-Man Drop

July 16th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

A weekend estimate just ahead of our prediction for War for the Planet of the Apes, and a one just below our prediction for Spider-Man: Homecoming means there’s a clear winner at the box office. War will come in with $56.5 million, per Fox’s Sunday morning estimate, while Homecoming will finish second with $45.2 million. More...

Friday Estimates: Apes Win War with $22.1 million on Friday

July 15th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

As expected, War for the Planet of the Apes earned first place on Friday. To match predictions, the film needed to make between $18 million and $19 million, but instead it earned $22.1 million during its first day of release. Furthermore, this is better than its previews were, so this suggests good word-of-mouth and longer than average legs. Its reviews are 94% positive and it earned a solid A from CinemaScore, so long legs wouldn’t be a shock. Perhaps it can reach $60 million over the weekend. Anything less than $55 million will be a little disappointing. Splitting the difference gets us a weekend target of $57 million. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Apes Battle for $5 million Debut

July 14th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes started its box office run with $5 million in Thursday previews, which is a little lower than expected, but not tragically so. For example, Alien: Covenant earned $4.2 million during its previews on its was to a $36.16 million weekend. If War for the Planet of the Apes has the same legs, it would make $43 million this weekend. On the other hand, The Mummy earned $2.66 million pulling in $31.67 million during its opening weekend. If War for the Planet has the same legs as that film, it would earn just shy of $60 million during its opening weekend. War has much better reviews than either of those films, to it could have better legs than either of those films. That said, it is also the third installment in the reboot franchise and that tends to shrink legs. The average is just over $50 million, which sounds about right. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Apes vs. Spider be a One-Sided Fight?

July 13th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is going to be the biggest of the three wide releases coming out this week. This much is a near certainty. However, there is some doubt if it will open in first place, or if Spider-Man: Homecoming will remain the top draw over the weekend. The only other wide release of the week is Wish Upon, a low-budget horror film, if it can just reach the top five, then the studio will be very happy. Finally, The Big Sick is expanding wide. Given its limited release run so far, it should become a sleeper hit over the summer. This weekend last year, The Secret Life of Pets and Ghostbusters had a one-two punch of nearly $100 million. I think War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming will top that figure, while the overall depth should help 2017 win in the year-over-year competition, but it will likely be close. More...

Contest: Win the War

July 7th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

Next weekend is busier than this weekend with two wide releases and a wide expansion; however, War for the Planet of the Apes will tower over Wish Upon and The Big Sick and it is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for War for the Planet of the Apes.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don’t delay! More...

2017 Preview: July

July 1st, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I hate it when the first of the month lands on a Saturday. By the time this story goes live, we will still have almost no box office data for Despicable Me 3, so we won’t know if June ended on a positive note. Fortunately, Wonder Woman beat expectations and might end up as the biggest hit of the summer, at least for a little while. July begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which should make at least $300 million and is the last film being released this summer that has a shot at being a $400 million hit domestically. It is very likely that nothing else this month will come within $100 million of that movie, so that could help its legs. There are a few potential $100 million hits, including War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a couple of other long shots. Last July had a similar feel with The Secret Life of Pets topping the list with well over $300 million, while there were five other $100 million hits. This July would have to beat expectations substantially to match this performance. I’m not confident 2017 will be able to maintain its pace at the box office. I’m worried at least one big film will struggled and 2017 will end the month behind 2016’s pace. More...

Wish Upon Trailer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/07/14 7 $5,467,084   2,250 $2,430   $5,467,084 1
2017/07/21 10 $2,475,013 -55% 2,154 $1,149   $10,519,278 2
2017/07/28 13 $950,553 -62% 907 $1,048   $12,929,463 3
2017/08/04 20 $314,485 -67% 345 $912   $13,774,272 4
2017/08/11 38 $81,060 -74% 115 $705   $13,990,385 5
2017/08/18 50 $33,106 -59% 44 $752   $14,053,907 6
2017/08/25 45 $48,273 +46% 67 $720   $14,110,744 7
2017/09/01 50 $51,215 +6% 66 $776   $14,178,053 8
2017/09/08 49 $40,671 -21% 66 $616   $14,240,413 9
2017/09/15 52 $20,971 -48% 66 $318   $14,271,046 10
2017/09/22 57 $12,394 -41% 66 $188   $14,289,661 11
2017/09/29 70 $5,298 -57% 66 $80   $14,298,385 12
2017/10/06 91 $1,325 -75% 4 $331   $14,301,001 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/07/14 6 $2,286,000   2,250 $1,016   $2,286,000 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/07/14 7 $8,044,265   2,250 $3,575   $8,044,265 1
2017/07/21 10 $3,934,646 -51% 2,154 $1,827   $11,978,911 2
2017/07/28 13 $1,480,877 -62% 907 $1,633   $13,459,788 3
2017/08/04 20 $449,538 -70% 345 $1,303   $13,909,326 4
2017/08/11 38 $111,476 -75% 115 $969   $14,020,802 5
2017/08/18 50 $41,670 -63% 44 $947   $14,062,472 6
2017/08/25 46 $64,366 +54% 67 $961   $14,126,838 7
2017/09/01 50 $72,904 +13% 66 $1,105   $14,199,742 8
2017/09/08 49 $50,333 -31% 55 $915   $14,250,075 9
2017/09/15 55 $27,192 -46% 35 $777   $14,277,267 10
2017/09/22 61 $15,820 -42% 25 $633   $14,293,087 11
2017/09/29 73 $6,589 -58% 11 $599   $14,299,676 12
2017/10/06 103 $1,829 -72% 11 $166   $14,301,505 13

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 9/1/2017 $6,965 10 10 10 $6,965 9/5/2017
Brazil 7/28/2017 $465,713 0 0 0 $989,837 6/26/2018
France 7/28/2017 $1,068,517 0 0 0 $2,336,094 6/27/2018
Germany 7/28/2017 $377,757 0 0 0 $432,669 6/29/2018
Italy 7/14/2017 $86,934 0 0 0 $308,831 8/11/2017
Mexico 7/14/2017 $528,983 0 0 0 $1,363,111 8/3/2017
Netherlands 7/14/2017 $127,805 47 47 157 $408,635 8/10/2017
Russia (CIS) 1/12/2018 $373,756 683 683 1239 $658,226 6/5/2018
South Korea 7/14/2017 $0 0 279 288 $381,165 10/3/2017
Spain 7/21/2017 $207,417 193 193 383 $832,323 8/24/2017
United Kingdom 7/28/2017 $50,682 125 125 125 $50,682 8/2/2017
Rest of World $1,407,302
International Total$9,175,840 6/29/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/15/20172110,864 10,864$158,723$158,7231

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/15/2017167,345 7,345$132,144$132,1441

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