The Beaver

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $970,816Details
International Box Office $4,075,222
Worldwide Box Office $5,046,038
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Synopsis

The Beaver is an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter canít seem to get himself back on track...until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
56% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$21,000,000
Theatrical Release: May 6th, 2011 (Limited) by Summit Entertainment
May 20th, 2011 (Expands Wide) by Summit Entertainment
Video Release: August 23rd, 2011 by Summit Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing content, sexuality and language including a drug reference.
(Rating bulletin 2131, 7/28/2010)
Keywords: Amputee, Voiceover/Narration, Inheritance, Suicide, Addiction, Mental Illness, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Anonymous Content

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Cast

Mel Gibson    Walter Black
Cherry Jones    Vice President
Jodie Foster    Meredith Black
Anton Yelchin    Porter Black
Riley Thomas Stewart    Henry Black
Zachary Booth    Jared
Jennifer Lawrence    Norah
Jeffrey Corbett    Volunteer Dad
Baylen Thomas    Skepitcal Man
Sam Breslin Wright    Man
Kelly Coffield    Norah's Mom
Michael Rivera    Hector
Kris Arnold    Waiter
Elizabeth Kaledin    Reporter
Matt Lauer    Himself
Jon Stewart    Himself
Terry Gross    Herself
Folake Olowofoyeku    Nurse
Lorna Pruce    Nurse

Production and Technical Credits

Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Composer    Marcelo Zarvos
Music Supervisor    Alexandra Patsavas
Editor    Lynzee Klingman
Costume Designer    Susan Lyall
Production Designer    Mark Friedberg
Cinematographer    Hagen Bogdanski
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Mohammed Mubarak Mazrouei
Executive Producer    Paul Green
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Producer    Steve Golin
Producer    Keith Redmon
Producer    Ann Ruark

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/06 - $29,866   22 $1,358   $29,866 1
2011/05/07 - $42,809 +43% 22 $1,946   $72,675 2
2011/05/08 - $34,902 -18% 22 $1,586   $107,577 3
2011/05/09 - $11,156 -68% 22 $507   $118,733 4
2011/05/10 - $11,396 +2% 22 $518   $130,129 5
2011/05/11 - $10,135 -11% 22 $461   $140,264 6
2011/05/12 - $10,093 n/c 22 $459   $150,357 7
2011/05/13 - $42,056 +317% 105 $401   $192,413 8
2011/05/14 - $68,075 +62% 105 $648   $260,488 9
2011/05/15 - $51,070 -25% 105 $486   $311,558 10
2011/05/16 - $19,238 -62% 105 $183   $330,796 11
2011/05/17 - $24,399 +27% 105 $232   $355,195 12
2011/05/18 - $19,877 -19% 105 $189   $375,072 13
2011/05/19 - $16,571 -17% 105 $158   $391,643 14
2011/05/20 - $56,995 +244% 168 $339   $448,638 15
2011/05/21 - $75,033 +32% 168 $447   $523,671 16
2011/05/22 - $56,053 -25% 168 $334   $579,724 17
2011/05/23 - $22,736 -59% 168 $135   $602,460 18
2011/05/24 - $21,174 -7% 168 $126   $623,634 19
2011/05/25 - $20,625 -3% 168 $123   $644,259 20
2011/05/26 - $15,289 -26% 168 $91   $659,548 21
2011/05/27 - $30,325 +98% 109 $278   $689,873 22
2011/05/28 - $41,480 +37% 109 $381   $731,353 23
2011/05/29 - $34,380 -17% 109 $315   $765,733 24
2011/05/30 35 $26,883 -22% 109 $247   $792,616 25
2011/05/31 - $12,124 -55% 109 $111   $804,740 26
2011/06/01 - $9,444 -22% 109 $87   $814,184 27
2011/06/02 - $11,129 +18% 109 $102   $825,313 28
2011/06/03 - $14,685 +32% 68 $216   $839,998 29
2011/06/04 - $20,379 +39% 68 $300   $860,377 30
2011/06/05 - $13,531 -34% 68 $199   $873,908 31
2011/06/06 - $5,352 -60% 68 $79   $879,260 32
2011/06/07 - $6,371 +19% 68 $94   $885,631 33
2011/06/08 - $6,106 -4% 68 $90   $891,737 34
2011/06/09 - $6,755 +11% 68 $99   $898,492 35
2011/06/10 - $4,330 -36% 46 $94   $902,822 36
2011/06/11 - $7,150 +65% 46 $155   $909,972 37
2011/06/12 - $4,153 -42% 46 $90   $914,125 38
2011/06/13 - $2,041 -51% 46 $44   $916,166 39
2011/06/14 - $2,723 +33% 46 $59   $918,889 40
2011/06/15 - $1,809 -34% 46 $39   $920,698 41
2011/06/16 - $2,365 +31% 46 $51   $923,063 42
2011/06/17 - $3,837 +62% 23 $167   $926,900 43
2011/06/18 - $5,236 +36% 23 $228   $932,136 44
2011/06/19 - $3,352 -36% 23 $146   $935,488 45
2011/06/20 - $1,481 -56% 23 $64   $936,969 46
2011/06/21 - $1,273 -14% 23 $55   $938,242 47
2011/06/22 - $1,375 +8% 23 $60   $939,617 48
2011/06/23 - $1,574 +14% 23 $68   $941,191 49
2011/06/24 - $5,539 +252% 66 $84   $946,730 50
2011/06/25 - $6,354 +15% 66 $96   $953,084 51
2011/06/26 - $5,235 -18% 66 $79   $958,319 52
2011/06/27 - $2,805 -46% 66 $43   $961,124 53
2011/06/28 - $3,416 +22% 66 $52   $964,540 54
2011/06/29 - $3,054 -11% 66 $46   $967,594 55
2011/06/30 - $3,222 +6% 66 $49   $970,816 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/06 36 $107,577   22 $4,890   $107,577 3
2011/05/13 33 $161,201 +50% 105 $1,535   $311,558 10
2011/05/20 30 $188,081 +17% 168 $1,120   $579,724 17
2011/05/27 35 $106,185 -44% 109 $974   $765,733 24
2011/06/03 42 $48,595 -54% 68 $715   $873,908 31
2011/06/10 56 $15,633 -68% 46 $340   $914,125 38
2011/06/17 64 $12,425 -21% 23 $540   $935,488 45
2011/06/24 59 $17,128 +38% 66 $260   $958,319 52

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