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The Best of Me (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,766,213Details
International Box Office $1,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $27,866,213
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,156,866 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,561,401 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,718,267
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Dawson and Amanda are two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$26,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2014 (Wide) by Relativity
Video Release: February 3rd, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality, violence, some drug content and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2341, 9/24/2014)
PG-13 for sexuality, violence, some drug content and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2346, 10/29/2014)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, You Can't Go Home Again, Funeral Reunions, Dysfunctional Family, Organized Crime, Romeo and Juliet Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Relativity Media, Di Novi Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,415 $12,843 Jan 9, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,386 $26,182 Jan 2, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,693 $27,114 Dec 26, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,884 $35,026 Dec 19, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,207 $38,823 Dec 12, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,285 $56,449 Dec 5, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,208 $101,358 Nov 28, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,812 $272,617 Nov 21, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,593 $692,600 Nov 14, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,594 $1,402,036 Nov 7, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,410 $2,736,279 Oct 31, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,292 $4,623,519 Oct 24, 2014 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 271 $10,003,827 Oct 17, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,840 $10,003,827 Oct 17, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 942 2,936 Oct 17, 2014 3

Cast

   Amanda
   Dawson
Luke Bracey    Young Dawson Cole
Liana Liberato    Young Amanda Collier
Caroline Goodall    Evelyn
Gerald McRaney    Tuck
Sebastian Arcelus    Frank Reynolds
Jon Tenney    Harvey Collier
Ian Nelson    Jared
Schuyler Fisk    Older April
Rob Mello    Ted Cole
Hunter Burke    Abee Cole
Sean Bridgers    Tommy Cole

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    J. Mills Goodloe
Screenwriter    Will Fetters
Screenwriter    Michael Hoffman
Story Creator    Nicholas Sparks
Producer    Denise Di Novi
Producer    Alison Greenspan
Producer    Nicholas Sparks
Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer    Theresa Park
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer    Robbie Brenner
Executive Producer    Ron Burkle
Executive Producer    Jason Colbeck
Co-Producer    Kenneth Halsband
Co-Producer    D. Scott Lumpkin
Director of Photography    Oliver Stapleton
Production Designer    Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Editor    Matt Chesse
Composer    Aaron Zigman
Music Supervisor    Bob Bowen
Costume Designer    Ruth E. Carter
Casting Director    Ronna Kress

DVD Sales: Alexander's Really Good, Wonderful, Amazing Start on DVD

March 1st, 2015

There were a lot of new releases in the top 30 of the DVD sales chart. However, there were only two new releases in the top five. Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day earned first place, as it sold 345,000 units and generated $5.98 million during its first week of release. More...

Home Market Numbers: Hitmen vs. Vampires

February 22nd, 2015

New releases grabbed the top two spots on the Blu-ray sales chart for the week ending February 8, with John Wick taking the top spot and Dracula Untold taking a close second place. Two other new releases debuted in the top ten: The Best of Me took fifth place, and Ouija took eighth.

This welcome shot of sales helped fuel a strong increase over last year for Blu-ray sales. Compared to last year, 21% more units were sold, and revenue jumped 17%. Overall, the Blu-ray share of home market sales ticked up a percentage point, to 43%.

While this week's Blu-ray numbers do represent a drop from last week, sales were down only 0.7% in terms of units sold and 7.5% in revenue, perhaps suggesting that slightly lower prices helped maintain sales of units and supported the increase from last year. More...

DVD Sales: Dracula's Debut Tells an Important Story

February 22nd, 2015

New releases occupied four of the top five spots on the DVD sales chart for the week ending February 8. The top spot went to Dracula Untold, with 237,000 units sold and $4.16 million in consumer spending during its first week of release. With this strong result, I think the odds of this film becoming the first of a franchise have increased.

Second place, just barely, went to The Best of Me, with 227,000 units sold and $3.45 million in consumer spending. The Best of Me edged out John Wick, sending it to third place with 227,000 units sold and $3.44 million in spending.

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Blu-ray Sales: Wick Lights up the Competition

February 22nd, 2015

The Blu-ray sales chart was dominated by two new releases. John Wick led the way with 301,000 units / $6.30 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 57%. The film was an action film with visual style, but not a ton of visual effects, so this is better than expected. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 3rd, 2015

February 2nd, 2015

It is a slow week on the home market, and will remain a slow week until the winter blockbusters start coming out. According to Amazon.com, this week the biggest release is John Wick. Granted, the Blu-ray Combo Pack is Pick of the Week material, but the film only made $43 million at the box office, so it likely won't sell a lot on the home market. The other two contenders for Pick of the Week are The Overnighters on DVD or Blu-ray and Dear White People - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. Are three are worth picking up. The Overnighters is arguably the best, but I love the Film Noir style in John Wick, so I'm awarding that one the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ouija Wins, But Stars Softer Than Expected

October 28th, 2014

Ouija poster

As expected, Ouija won the race for first place, but it finished on the very low end of expectations. On the other hand, John Wick beat expectations earning second place. Overall, these two results balanced out, but this still resulted in the box office falling 12% from last weekend to $116 million. More importantly, it was 13% higher than the same weekend last year. 2014 is still behind 2013, but it is chipping away at the deficit, which has fallen to under $300 million at $8.20 billion to $8.49 billion. 2014 is still behind last year's pace by 3.4%, but if it can close that gap by the same amount in November and December, then at least by the end of the year, it will have closed the gap enough to call it a spiritual victory. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Fury et al are a Little Calmer than Expected

October 21st, 2014

Fury poster

The weekend box office was a little softer than expected, with Fury earning first place, but with much less than some were expecting. I was a little more conservative and I was still off by close to $10 million. The rest of the top five, on the whole, were also not quite as strong as expected, so the overall box office fell 11% from last weekend. However, it was 26% higher than the same weekend last year, which is the much more important figure. 2014 is still behind 2013 by more than $300 million, or 3.6%, at $8.05 billion to $8.36 billion, but if we can close the gap a little bit each week, we can at least make it a respectable race in the end. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fury an Unspectacular First

October 19th, 2014

Fury poster

Fury will top the box office chart this weekend with a solid, but unspectacular, $23.5 million, according to Sony’s Sunday morning estimate. Pre-weekend projections had the film closer to $30 million, and with an $80 million price tag, and Brad Pitt starring, the film is really underperforming at this point. By way of comparison, Gone Girl opened with $37.5 million three weeks ago. Fury will need really good legs, or a really strong performance overseas, to post a profit. More...

Limited Releases: Bird is the Word

October 17th, 2014

Birdman poster

It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes a couple that are also earning really loud buzz. Of these, Birdman is probably going to win the weekend race on the Per Theater Chart, while Dear White People should also be a hit. Diplomacy, Housebound, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and others also deserve to find audiences, but not all will do so for various reasons (wrong genre, opening in Video on Demand, etc.). More...

Weekend Predictions: Are the New Releases All Wind and Fury?

October 16th, 2014

Fury poster

Three wide releases are trying to fight for box office dollars, including Fury, which could be the biggest hit of the month. Its reviews are excellent and the buzz is strong enough that is should have no trouble earning first place. The Book of Life is a family friendly animated horror film opening near Halloween. That should be a combination that spells box office success, but while the reviews are strong, the buzz is not as loud as I would like. Finally, there's The Best of Me, the latest from Nicholas Sparks, but I think the shine has come off his career. Its early reviews are terrible, which isn't surprising. The buzz is rather quiet, which is a little more surprising. This weekend last year, Gravity completed the hat-trick earning just over $30 million. I think Fury will top that. The best new release last year was Carrie, which earned just over $16 million earning third place in the process. It looks like there are a couple of films that will earn a similar amount this year. Additionally, the depth again appears to be better than last year, so 2014 should find itself on top of the chart, again. This is a surprise, as at the beginning of the month, it looked like 2014 would be in an extended slump by this point. More...

2014 Preview: October

September 30th, 2014

Fury poster

September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 5 $10,003,827   2,936 $3,407   $10,003,827 3
2014/10/24 8 $4,623,519 -54% 2,936 $1,575   $17,550,193 10
2014/10/31 11 $2,736,279 -41% 2,327 $1,176   $21,894,683 17
2014/11/07 13 $1,402,036 -49% 1,110 $1,263   $24,490,377 24
2014/11/14 19 $692,600 -51% 722 $959   $25,740,344 31
2014/11/21 24 $272,617 -61% 432 $631   $26,214,332 38
2014/11/28 29 $101,358 -63% 165 $614   $26,433,161 45
2014/12/05 38 $56,449 -44% 123 $459   $26,521,072 52
2014/12/12 37 $38,823 -31% 90 $431   $26,584,550 59
2014/12/19 39 $35,026 -10% 91 $385   $26,636,206 66
2014/12/26 47 $27,114 -23% 55 $493   $26,686,684 73
2015/01/02 51 $26,182 -3% 42 $623   $26,739,759 80
2015/01/09 60 $12,843 -51% 31 $414   $26,761,283 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 4 $4,131,906   2,936 $1,407   $4,131,906 1
2014/10/18 6 $3,791,315 -8% 2,936 $1,291   $7,923,221 2
2014/10/19 6 $2,080,606 -45% 2,936 $709   $10,003,827 3
2014/10/20 6 $677,313 -67% 2,936 $231   $10,681,140 4
2014/10/21 6 $900,478 +33% 2,936 $307   $11,581,618 5
2014/10/22 5 $664,967 -26% 2,936 $226   $12,246,585 6
2014/10/23 4 $680,089 +2% 2,936 $232   $12,926,674 7
2014/10/24 8 $1,581,406 +133% 2,936 $539   $14,508,080 8
2014/10/25 8 $1,940,091 +23% 2,936 $661   $16,448,171 9
2014/10/26 10 $1,102,022 -43% 2,936 $375   $17,550,193 10
2014/10/27 10 $345,392 -69% 2,936 $118   $17,895,585 11
2014/10/28 8 $508,890 +47% 2,936 $173   $18,404,475 12
2014/10/29 8 $379,237 -25% 2,936 $129   $18,783,712 13
2014/10/30 8 $374,692 -1% 2,936 $128   $19,158,404 14
2014/10/31 13 $540,381 +44% 2,327 $232   $19,698,785 15
2014/11/01 10 $1,415,482 +162% 2,327 $608   $21,114,267 16
2014/11/02 11 $780,416 -45% 2,327 $335   $21,894,683 17
2014/11/03 9 $283,034 -64% 2,327 $122   $22,177,717 18
2014/11/04 10 $379,667 +34% 2,327 $163   $22,557,384 19
2014/11/05 11 $250,785 -34% 2,327 $108   $22,808,169 20
2014/11/06 11 $280,172 +12% 2,327 $120   $23,088,341 21
2014/11/07 13 $452,531 +62% 1,110 $408   $23,540,872 22
2014/11/08 13 $617,869 +37% 1,110 $557   $24,158,741 23
2014/11/09 13 $331,636 -46% 1,110 $299   $24,490,377 24
2014/11/10 14 $151,449 -54% 1,110 $136   $24,641,826 25
2014/11/11 14 $204,234 +35% 1,110 $184   $24,846,060 26
2014/11/12 13 $99,613 -51% 1,110 $90   $24,945,673 27
2014/11/13 13 $102,071 +2% 1,110 $92   $25,047,744 28
2014/11/14 - $242,976 +138% 722 $337   $25,290,720 29
2014/11/15 - $297,616 +22% 722 $412   $25,588,336 30
2014/11/16 - $152,008 -49% 722 $211   $25,740,344 31
2014/11/17 - $45,951 -70% 722 $64   $25,786,295 32
2014/11/18 - $63,981 +39% 722 $89   $25,850,276 33
2014/11/19 - $53,261 -17% 722 $74   $25,903,537 34
2014/11/20 - $38,178 -28% 722 $53   $25,941,715 35
2014/11/21 - $88,587 +132% 432 $205   $26,030,302 36
2014/11/22 20 $114,656 +29% 432 $265   $26,144,958 37
2014/11/23 - $69,374 -39% 432 $161   $26,214,332 38
2014/11/24 - $31,291 -55% 432 $72   $26,245,623 39
2014/11/25 - $44,012 +41% 432 $102   $26,289,635 40
2014/11/26 - $22,234 -49% 432 $51   $26,311,869 41
2014/11/27 - $19,934 -10% 432 $46   $26,331,803 42
2014/11/28 - $37,082 +86% 165 $225   $26,368,885 43
2014/11/29 - $42,516 +15% 165 $258   $26,411,401 44
2014/11/30 - $21,760 -49% 165 $132   $26,433,161 45
2014/12/01 - $6,947 -68% 165 $42   $26,440,108 46
2014/12/02 - $9,209 +33% 165 $56   $26,449,317 47
2014/12/03 - $7,425 -19% 165 $45   $26,456,742 48
2014/12/04 - $7,881 +6% 165 $48   $26,464,623 49
2014/12/05 - $18,394 +133% 123 $150   $26,483,017 50
2014/12/06 - $24,022 +31% 123 $195   $26,507,039 51
2014/12/07 - $14,033 -42% 123 $114   $26,521,072 52
2014/12/08 - $5,369 -62% 123 $44   $26,526,441 53
2014/12/09 - $6,625 +23% 123 $54   $26,533,066 54
2014/12/10 - $6,522 -2% 123 $53   $26,539,588 55
2014/12/11 - $6,139 -6% 123 $50   $26,545,727 56
2014/12/12 - $12,515 +104% 90 $139   $26,558,242 57
2014/12/13 - $17,601 +41% 90 $196   $26,575,843 58
2014/12/14 - $8,707 -51% 90 $97   $26,584,550 59
2014/12/15 - $4,069 -53% 90 $45   $26,588,619 60
2014/12/16 - $5,437 +34% 90 $60   $26,594,056 61
2014/12/17 - $3,443 -37% 90 $38   $26,597,499 62
2014/12/18 - $3,681 +7% 90 $41   $26,601,180 63
2014/12/19 - $11,153 +203% 91 $123   $26,612,333 64
2014/12/20 - $13,394 +20% 91 $147   $26,625,727 65
2014/12/21 - $10,479 -22% 91 $115   $26,636,206 66
2014/12/22 - $7,365 -30% 91 $81   $26,643,571 67
2014/12/23 - $7,542 +2% 91 $83   $26,651,113 68
2014/12/24 - $2,972 -61% 91 $33   $26,654,085 69
2014/12/25 - $5,485 +85% 91 $60   $26,659,570 70
2014/12/26 - $8,464 +54% 55 $154   $26,668,034 71
2014/12/27 - $10,631 +26% 55 $193   $26,678,665 72
2014/12/28 - $8,019 -25% 55 $146   $26,686,684 73
2014/12/29 - $6,122 -24% 55 $111   $26,692,806 74
2014/12/30 - $6,404 +5% 55 $116   $26,699,210 75
2014/12/31 - $4,372 -32% 55 $79   $26,703,582 76
2015/01/01 - $9,995 +129% 55 $182   $26,713,577 77
2015/01/02 - $9,852 -1% 42 $235   $26,723,429 78
2015/01/03 - $10,529 +7% 42 $251   $26,733,958 79
2015/01/04 - $5,801 -45% 42 $138   $26,739,759 80
2015/01/05 - $2,136 -63% 42 $51   $26,741,895 81
2015/01/06 - $2,507 +17% 42 $60   $26,744,402 82
2015/01/07 - $1,853 -26% 42 $44   $26,746,255 83
2015/01/08 - $2,185 +18% 42 $52   $26,748,440 84
2015/01/09 - $4,017 +84% 31 $130   $26,752,457 85
2015/01/10 - $6,034 +50% 31 $195   $26,758,491 86
2015/01/11 - $2,792 -54% 31 $90   $26,761,283 87
2015/01/12 - $1,019 -64% 31 $33   $26,762,302 88
2015/01/13 - $1,302 +28% 31 $42   $26,763,604 89
2015/01/14 - $1,085 -17% 31 $35   $26,764,689 90
2015/01/15 - $1,524 +40% 31 $49   $26,766,213 91

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 6 $12,926,674   2,936 $4,403   $12,926,674 7
2014/10/24 8 $6,231,730 -52% 2,936 $2,123   $19,158,404 14
2014/10/31 11 $3,929,937 -37% 2,327 $1,689   $23,088,341 21
2014/11/07 13 $1,959,403 -50% 1,110 $1,765   $25,047,744 28
2014/11/14 19 $893,971 -54% 722 $1,238   $25,941,715 35
2014/11/21 26 $390,088 -56% 432 $903   $26,331,803 42
2014/11/28 32 $132,820 -66% 165 $805   $26,464,623 49
2014/12/05 36 $81,104 -39% 123 $659   $26,545,727 56
2014/12/12 39 $55,453 -32% 90 $616   $26,601,180 63
2014/12/19 45 $58,390 +5% 91 $642   $26,659,570 70
2014/12/26 48 $54,007 -8% 55 $982   $26,713,577 77
2015/01/02 54 $34,863 -35% 42 $830   $26,748,440 84
2015/01/09 58 $17,773 -49% 31 $573   $26,766,213 91

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/8/20152227,405 227,405$3,401,979$3,401,9791
2/15/20153141,964-38% 369,369$2,123,781$5,525,7602
2/22/20151343,093-70% 412,462$644,671$6,170,4323

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/8/2015550,995 50,995$1,015,305$1,015,3051
2/15/2015842,457-17% 93,451$784,598$1,799,9032

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