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Los amantes pasajeros (2013)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,359,796Details
International Box Office $12,581,641Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,941,437
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A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. A technical failure (a kind of justifiable negligence, even though it sounds contradictory, but that’s what human actions are) has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves b ody and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. The travelers in Business Class consist of a pair of newlyweds, partygoers, worn out by their wedding celebration; a financier and embezzler; unscrupulous in business but also a father afflicted by his daughter’s estrangement; an inveterate Don Juan with an uneasy conscience who is trying to say goodbye to one of his women (girlfriends); a rural psychic; a queen of the gossip magazines and a Mexican with an important secret. Each of them has a project in Mexico City, either to work or to escape. They all have some kind of secret, not just the Mexican. Their defenselessness in the face of danger provokes a general catharsis among the passengers and the crew, and this ends up becoming the best way to escape from the idea of death. This catharsis, develope d in the tone of a riotous, moral comedy, fills the time with sensational confessions that help them forget the anguish of the moment.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 28th, 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as I'm So Excited (International title)
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content including crude references, and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2263, 3/13/2013)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: In a Plane, Disaster, LGBT
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: El Deseo, TVE., Canal Plus
Production Countries: Spain

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Days In
Top 2013 Theater Average 60 $19,466 Jun 28, 2013 3

Leading Cast

   Alex Acero

Supporting Cast

Hugo Silva    Benito Moron
Miguel Angel Silvestre    The Groom
Laya Marti    The Bride
Javier Camara    Joserra
Carlos Areces    Fajas
Raul Arevalo    Ulloa
Jose Maria Yazpik    Infante
Guillermo Toledo    Ricardo Galan
Jose Luis Torrijo    Mr. Mas
Lola Duenas    Bruna
Cecilia Roth    Norma
Blanca Suarez    Ruth

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Production and Technical Credits

Pedro Almodovar    Screenwriter
Agustin Almodovar    Producer
Esther Garcia    Producer
José Salcedo    Editor
Alberto Iglesias    Composer
Jose Luis Alcaine    Director of Photography
Antxon Gomez    Art Director
Maria Clara Notari    Set Decorator
Tatiana Hernandez    Costume Designer

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

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

January 5th, 2014

It is a relatively slow week this week. That's not to say there are no releases worth picking up, in fact, there's a close race for Pick of the Week. It's just none of the releases were monster hits at the theaters. This includes a couple of documentaries, The Act of Killing and Inequality for All, as well as a couple of TV on DVD releases, Archer: Season Four and Being Human: Complete Third Season. However, in the end, I went with We Are What We Are on DVD or Blu-ray for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Being Human: Complete Third Season on DVD or Blu-ray earns Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release. More...

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...

Per Theater Chart: Some Reasons to be Excited

July 3rd, 2013

I'm So Excited led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $19,466 in five theaters. It should expand significantly, but it is weaker than most of Pedro Almodovar's previous films. The Heat finished in second place on the overall chart and on the per theater average chart with an average of $12,296. Monsters University was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,391. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Heat is Hot, White House is Down and Out

June 30th, 2013

As expected, Monsters University will retain the box office crown this weekend with Disney projecting a thoroughly respectable $46.2 million and a decline of 44% from its opening -- good by today's standards, and particularly good for a sequel (albeit one whose target demographic wasn't born when the original came out). The real action this weekend, though, is among the other films in the top five. The Heat will open with a robust $40 million or so, per Fox, which compares favorably to its forebear Bridesmaids' opening of $26.2 million in 2011 (although a fairer comparison might be the $41.6 million debut of The Hangover 3 in May). Three male-oriented action movies fill out the next three spots on the chart, and the competition was too much for White House Down. More...

Limited Releases: Looking for Redemption

June 28th, 2013

There are nine films on this week's list, with quite a few having strong reviews or impressive casts. Unfortunately, only one of them, I'm So Excited, has both. It is a return to light comedy by Pedro Almodovar and that could help it become the biggest limited release hit of the week. However, it is a foreign language film, which will limit its potential to expand significantly. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/06/28 33 $97,328   5 $19,466   $97,328 1
2013/07/19 32 $152,847   50 $3,057   $674,089 4
2013/07/26 32 $143,892 -6% 76 $1,893   $900,165 5
2013/08/02 36 $124,487 -13% 99 $1,257   $1,101,745 6
2013/08/09 46 $50,864 -59% 52 $978   $1,216,168 7
2013/08/16 58 $25,168 -51% 31 $812   $1,275,606 8
2013/08/23 60 $13,060 -48% 22 $594   $1,306,392 9
2013/08/30 69 $7,939 -39% 11 $722   $1,325,277 10
2013/09/06 74 $8,348 +5% 8 $1,044   $1,337,544 11
2013/09/13 72 $6,458 -23% 9 $718   $1,351,399 12
2013/09/20 92 $2,116 -67% 9 $235   $1,355,292 13
2013/09/27 99 $560 -74% 2 $280   $1,357,091 14
2013/10/04 110 $360 -36% 5 $72   $1,357,971 15
2013/10/11 88 $1,435 +299% 7 $205   $1,359,796 16

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/07/19 33 $235,031   50 $4,701   $756,273 4
2013/07/26 33 $220,985 -6% 76 $2,908   $977,258 5
2013/08/02 39 $188,046 -15% 99 $1,899   $1,165,304 6
2013/08/09 46 $85,134 -55% 52 $1,637   $1,250,438 7
2013/08/16 53 $42,894 -50% 31 $1,384   $1,293,332 8
2013/08/23 59 $24,006 -44% 22 $1,091   $1,317,338 9
2013/08/30 69 $11,858 -51% 11 $1,078   $1,329,196 10
2013/09/06 63 $15,745 +33% 8 $1,968   $1,344,941 11
2013/09/13 72 $8,235 -48% 9 $915   $1,353,176 12
2013/09/20 83 $3,355 -59% 9 $373   $1,356,531 13
2013/09/27 94 $1,080 -68% 2 $540   $1,357,611 14
2013/10/04 107 $750 -31% 5 $150   $1,358,361 15

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Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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