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20th Century Women (2016)

20th Century Women
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $926,641Details
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A determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing — Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Fresh
94% - Fresh

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2016 (Limited) by A24
January 20th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by A24
MPAA Rating: R for sexual material, language, some nudity and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2434 (Cert #50558), 7/20/2016)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: California, 1970s, Coming of Age, Single Parent, Culture Clash
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Modern People, A24, Annapurna Pictures, Archer Gray Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,976 $315,939 Jan 13, 2017 22
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,158 $130,467 Jan 6, 2017 15
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,630 $111,200 Dec 30, 2016 8


Alia Shawkat    Trish
Curran Walters    Matt
Waleed Zuaiter    Charlie
Darrell Britt Gibson    Julian
Alison Elliott    Julie’s Mother
Thea Gill    Abbie’s Mother
Vitaly A. Lebeau    Young Jamie
Olivia Hone    Julie’s Sister
Nathalie Love    Cindy
Cameron Protzman    Teen in Therapy
Victoria Bruno    Teen in Therapy
John Billingsley    Abbie’s OBGYN
Cameron Gellman    Mark
Finnegan Bell    Brian
Zoe Nanos    Tanya
Lauren Foley    Michelle
Daniel Dorr    Abbie’s Friend
Gareth Williams    Fire Chief
J. Francisco Rodriguez    Fireman
Zoe Worth    Planned Parenthood Worker
Finn Roberts    Tim Drammer
Laura Slade Wiggins    Lynette Winters
Rick Gifford    Police Officer
Paul Tigue    Jamie’s School Principal
Matthew Foster    Dorothea’s Bank Manager
Kirk Bovill    Dorothea’s Dinner Guest
Victoria Hoffman    Dorothea’s Dinner Guest
Christina Andrea Offley    Dorothea’s Dinner Guest
Randy Ryan    Dorothea’s Dinner Guest
Diana Bostan    William’s Woman
Toni Gaal    William’s Woman
Tanya Young    William’s Woman
Hans-Peter Thomas    Abbie’s NYC Boyfriend
Kai Lennox    Reporter/Abbie’s Future Husband
Paul Messinger    Santa Barbara City Official
Eric Wentz    Emergency Room Doctor
Samantha Gros    Emergency Room Nurse
Britt Sanborn    Emergency Room Nurse
Alexis Milan Turner    Girls Choir
Catherine Zelinsky    Girls Choir
Boyce Buchanan    Girls Choir
Kyle Olivia Green    Girls Choir
Sam Marsh    Girls Choir
Antonia Marie Vivino    Girls Choir
Sara Pelayo    Girls Choir
Annabelle Lee    Girls Choir
Avi Boyko    “Phlask” (Club Band)
Tyler Leyva    “Phlask” (Club Band)
Cameron Simon    “Phlask” (Club Band)
Christopher Carroll    Pharmacist
Hayden Gold    Julie’s Hesher Friend
Alex Wexo    Julie’s Stepdad
Peter Mason    Bi Plane Pilot
Padraic Cassidy    Drafting Office Manager
Matthew Cardarople    Bartender
Toni Christopher    Woman at Bar
Jesse Sanes    “Snake Fang” (House Party Band)
Sam Bosson    “Snake Fang” (House Party Band)
Ian Logan    “Snake Fang” (House Party Band)
Patrick Pastor    “Snake Fang” (House Party Band)
Trent Bowman    Ramp Skater
Justin Rivera    Ramp Skater
Desmond Shepherd    Ramp Skater
Joshua Burge    Abbie’s Friend

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Mike Mills
Producer    Megan Ellison
Producer    Anne Carey
Producer    Youree Henley
Executive Producer    Chelsea Barnard
Director of Photography    Sean Porter
Editor    Leslie Jones
Production Designer    Chris Jones
Music Supervisor    Howard Paar
Composer    Roger Neill
Costume Designer    Jennifer Johnson
Casting Director    Laura Rosenthal
Casting Director    Mark Bennett

Weekend Predictions: Will Xander’s Return Result in Box Office Dominance?

January 19th, 2017


It is a deceptively busy week with five films opening or expanding wide. At least that’s what the dsitributors are saying. In reality, there are only two truly wide releases, xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Split. There is also one semi-wide release, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, as well as two semi-wide expansions, The Founder and 20th Century Women. Return of Xander Cage and Split are the only two of the films that have a shot at the top ten and they could be in a close race for first place. This weekend last year, there were three wide releases, but none of them made significantly more than $10 million at the box office. The biggest film of the weekend, The Revenant, earned just $16.01 million. 2017 could finally win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Worlds Starts Apart from the Competition with $16,353

January 18th, 2017

Worlds Apart

Despite earning 50% positive reviews, Worlds Apart topped the theater average chart with $16,353 in its one theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was 20th Century Women, which spent its third week there with an average of $10,894 in 29 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hidden Figures wins MLK Weekend

January 15th, 2017

Hidden Figures

A pile-up at the box office this weekend will leave a crush of new releases behind Hidden Figures and La La Land, which remain the top two films at the box office. Hidden Figures will be down just 10% (in part thanks to expanded distribution) to $20.45 million, for $54.8 million in total, as of Sunday evening. Fox is projecting a $25.3 million 4-day weekend for the film. La La Land is even more impressive, growing its box office by 43% and moving from fifth to second on the chart with $14.5 million, and $74.1 million to date. It’s record-breaking performance at the Golden Globes has clearly lifted it to another level with audiences. More...

Contest: Return to Sender

January 13th, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Next weekend is busier that we were expecting. We thought there would be three films opening or expanding wide, but we have an additional film opening semi-wide and another expanding semi-wide. That said, xXx: Return of Xander Cage is still the only film that has a real shot at first place and it is therefore the only logical choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest.In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

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...

Theater Averages: The New Year has a Patriotic Start

January 10th, 2017

Patriots Day

The theater average chart was dominated by holdovers, as is the norm this time of year. The top film was Patriots Day with an average of $14,972 in seven theaters. This bodes very well for its wide expansion next weekend. 20th Century Women is becoming a sleeper hit earning an average of $13,047 in ten theaters. This is one of those films that should be earning more Awards Season buzz, but I fear it has slipped between the cracks. Toni Erdmann and Paterson were neck-and-neck with averages of $10,472 and $10,205 respectively. More...

Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures rose to first place during its first full weekend of release with an average of $34,329 in 25 theaters. It already has more than $2 million and it expands wide on Friday. 20th Century Women was next with an average of $27,800 in four theaters. It isn’t a major player during Awards Season, but it is picking up enough nominations to help it stick around in theaters. Patriots Day was down just 8% earning an average of $21,117 in seven theaters. Last week’s winner, Silence, fell to an average of $20,827 in four theaters. If it has a similar drop next week, it will put its wide release in jeopardy. The best limited release of the week was Paterson, which earned an average of $17,334 in four theaters. Toni Erdmann earned an average of $14,000 in three theaters during its first full week of release. La La Land continues to expand, but remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,738. The overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was next with an average of $11,934, while the second place film, Sing, was right behind with an average of $10,647. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rogue One Tops Sing

January 1st, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With most studios closed for New Year’s Day, the weekend estimates have a rather piecemeal look as of this morning. We do have an official weekend estimate for Sing, which Universal projects will make $41.5 million over the three-day weekend and $53.4 million over four, for a total coming out of the holidays at an impressive $177.3 million. That will put it in second place, not far behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney won’t be releasing numbers until tomorrow, but we should see a three-day weekend around $50 million, $65 million over four days, and a total of about $440 million by Tuesday morning. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Which Releases will Make some Noise?

December 23rd, 2016


There are a number of limited releases coming out this week spread from Wednesday through Sunday. This includes several that are aiming for Awards Season glory: 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Silence, and others. There might be too many great films on this week's list, which means some will not live up to their box office potential. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/30 28 $111,200   4 $27,800   $178,576 8
2017/01/06 25 $130,467 +17% 10 $13,047   $383,055 15
2017/01/13 26 $315,939 +142% 29 $10,894   $759,587 22

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/28 - $40,296   4 $10,074   $40,296 4
2016/12/29 - $27,080 -33% 4 $6,770   $67,376 5
2016/12/30 - $39,549 +46% 4 $9,887   $106,925 6
2016/12/31 - $31,056 -21% 4 $7,764   $137,981 7
2017/01/01 - $40,595 +31% 4 $10,149   $178,576 8
2017/01/02 - $33,382 -18% 4 $8,346   $211,958 9
2017/01/03 - $13,523 -59% 4 $3,381   $225,481 10
2017/01/04 - $13,790 +2% 4 $3,448   $239,271 11
2017/01/05 - $13,317 -3% 4 $3,329   $252,588 12
2017/01/06 - $39,553 +197% 10 $3,955   $292,141 13
2017/01/07 - $57,371 +45% 10 $5,737   $349,512 14
2017/01/08 - $33,543 -42% 10 $3,354   $383,055 15
2017/01/09 - $13,077 -61% 10 $1,308   $396,132 16
2017/01/10 - $14,945 +14% 10 $1,495   $411,077 17
2017/01/11 - $16,207 +8% 10 $1,621   $427,284 18
2017/01/12 - $16,364 +1% 10 $1,636   $443,648 19
2017/01/13 - $87,196 +433% 29 $3,007   $530,844 20
2017/01/14 - $122,375 +40% 29 $4,220   $653,219 21
2017/01/15 - $106,368 -13% 29 $3,668   $759,587 22
2017/01/16 - $71,210 -33% 29 $2,456   $830,797 23
2017/01/17 - $29,935 -58% 29 $1,032   $860,732 24
2017/01/18 - $29,353 -2% 29 $1,012   $890,085 25
2017/01/19 - $36,556 +25% 29 $1,261   $926,641 26

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 41 $67,376   4 $16,844   $67,376 5
2016/12/30 28 $185,212 +175% 4 $46,303   $252,588 12
2017/01/06 26 $191,060 +3% 10 $19,106   $443,648 19

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