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As I Lay Dying (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,009Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $101,699 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $101,699
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Adapted from the 1930 classic American novel by William Faulkner, the story chronicles the Bundren family as they traverse the Mississippi countryside to bring the body of their deceased mother Addie to her hometown for burial. Addie's husband Anse and their children, Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and the youngest one Vardaman, leave the farm on a carriage with her coffin - each affected by Addie’s death in a profound and different way. Their road trip to Jefferson, some forty miles away, is disrupted by every antagonistic force of nature or man: flooded rivers, injury and accident, a raging barn fire, and -- not least of all -- each individual character's personal turmoil and inner commotion which at times threaten the fabric of the family more than any outside force.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
41% - Rotten
36% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 11th, 2013 (Limited) by Alchemy
Video Release: November 5th, 2013 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images, some sexual content and brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2286, 8/21/2013)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Voiceover/Narration, Split Screen, Slow Motion Scene, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Millennium Films, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Lee Caplin, Picture Entertainment Corporation
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,691 $5,841 Oct 18, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,779 $7,143 Oct 11, 2013 3


Logan Marshall-Green    Jewel
Ahna O'Reilly    Dewey
Jim Parrack    Cash
Beth Grant    Addie
Brady Permenter   

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    James Franco
Screenwriter    Matt Rager
Story Creator    William Faulkner
Producer    Lee Caplin
Producer    Matt O'Toole
Producer    Rob Van Norden
Producer    Caroline Aragon
Producer    Miles Levy
Producer    Vince Jolivette
Executive Producer    Avi Lerner
Executive Producer    Trevor Short
Executive Producer    Heidi Jo Markel
Executive Producer    John Thompson
Executive Producer    Boaz Davidson
Executive Producer    Mark Gill
Director of Photography    Christina Voros
Production Designer    Kristen Adams
Editor    Ian Olds
Costume Designer    Caroline Eselin-Schaffer
Composer    Timothy O'Keefe
Casting    Matthew Morgan

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 5th, 2013

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October 15th, 2013

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Weekend Estimates: Gravity Floats Past Captain Phillips

October 13th, 2013

What could have been a close-run race at the box office this weekend turned into a comfortable win for Gravity, but for all the right reasons. Captain Phillips opened with a sturdy $26 million, on the back of some excellent reviews. But that isn't close to enough to unseat Gravity, which will post one of the best second weekends for a wide release in a long time. Comparisons with Argo are inevitable -- the Oscar-winner fell just 15% in its second weekend, while Gravity will be off 21%, but Gravity opened with over $50 million, compared to Argo's $20 million or so, which makes the performance all the more impressive. More...

Limited Releases: God Loves Limited Releases

October 11th, 2013

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/11 66 $7,143   1 $7,143   $7,143 3
2013/10/18 77 $5,841 -18% 2 $2,921   $15,009 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/11 71 $9,168   1 $9,168   $9,168 7

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