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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

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Steve Carell in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Details Release Date: Oct 10, 2014; Rated: PG; With: Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Sometimes life just gives you a wad of gum in your hair. In director Miguel Arteta's adaptation of Judith Viorst's classic 1972 kids' book, not only do things go badly for 11-year-old Alexander (newcomer Ed Oxenbould), but his family gets a rotten day all their own. The shoot was similarly chaotic. ''There was fire, things falling off of cars, fake vomit, crocodiles, and pee,'' says Steve Carell, who stars as Alexander's job-seeking dad. But on-set mayhem proved necessary for the cast. Says Jennifer Garner, who plays the harried bread winning mom, ''It wasn't till we had our first day together in the hot, hot sun doing the same scene over and over that we felt like a family.''
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Order article reprints
Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$24.5 1 $24.5 C
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$8.0 7 $305.9 A-
4. $4.8 6 $181.0 C+
5. $4.3 5 $73.0 F
The Drop
Fox Searchlight
$4.2 1 $4.2 B
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
The November Man
$2.7 3 $22.5 C
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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