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Big Men (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,032Details
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Big Men is a real-life Treasure of the Sierra Madre, a tale about ambitious people who uncover a massive and exquisitely rare pot of gold—oil—in Ghana, one of the poorest places on earth.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
100% - Fresh
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 14th, 2014 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Poverty, Corporate Malfeasance, Political, Intertitle
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Boynton Films, BBC Films, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Robert Kravis, Donna Lomp, Plan B Entertainment, Sundial Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,864 $4,862 Jun 6, 2014 87
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,807 $589 May 2, 2014 52
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,421 $2,168 Apr 18, 2014 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,010 $1,021 Apr 4, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,429 $9,402 Mar 28, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,287 $8,821 Mar 21, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,724 $7,539 Mar 14, 2014 3


George Owusu    Himself
Jim Musselman    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Rachel Boynton
Producer    Rachel Boynton
Executive Producer    Steven Shainberg
Executive Producer    Brad Pitt
Executive Producer    Dede Gardner
Executive Producer    Dan Cogan
Executive Producer    Diana Barrett
Executive Producer    Jim Swartz
Executive Producer    Susan Swartz
Executive Producer    Christina Weiss Lurie
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Lurie
Executive Producer    Rick Rosenthal

Per Theater Chart: Grand Still the Grandest of Them All

March 19th, 2014

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Despite expanding from 4 to 66 theaters, The Grand Budapest Hotel held on well enough to lead the per theater chart with ease. In fact, its average of $55,122 was the second best per theater average for the year, behind only its opening weekend. Bad Words came in second place with an average of $18,884 in six theaters. This is a good opening, but not one that suggests it could naturally expand wide. Fortunately, the film already has a wide release scheduled and as the ad campaign for the wide release ramps up, it should at least become a midlevel hit when compared to its production budget. Enemy was right behind with an estimated $18,000 in its lone theater. Le Week-End was the final film in the $10,000 club as it earned an average of $14,536 in three theaters during its opening weekend of release. More...

Limited Releases: Will Bad Words bring Good News?

March 14th, 2014

Bad Words poster

There could be as many as two-dozen limited releases opening this week, which is insane. That's so many that I'm going to have to limit the ones I talk about to those that I can easily find release dates and / or theater listings for on official sites. (I should really do this every week, because too many times I talk about a film opening in limited release, only to never hear about the movie again.) The competition is overwhelming, but there are a few that rise above the crowd. Veronica Mars is opening wider than any other film and its reviews are pretty good. On the other hand, it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers might be really weak. Bad Words is only opening in six theaters tonight, but since it already has a wide expansion planned for the 28th, one could say it is the biggest release of the week. There are several other films on this week's list that could find an audience (Enemy, Exposed, On My Way, etc.) but the competition will likely prove to be too much. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/14 75 $7,539   1 $7,539   $7,539 3
2014/03/21 65 $8,821 +17% 3 $2,940   $19,851 10
2014/03/28 62 $9,402 +7% 3 $3,134   $35,406 17
2014/04/04 93 $1,021 -89% 1 $1,021   $39,555 24
2014/04/18 80 $2,168   2 $1,084   $41,977 38
2014/05/02 84 $589   1 $589   $43,191 52
2014/06/06 77 $4,862   1 $4,862   $48,573 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/14 66 $11,030   1 $11,030   $11,030 7
2014/03/21 63 $14,974 +36% 3 $4,991   $26,004 14
2014/03/28 65 $12,530 -16% 3 $4,177   $38,534 21
2014/04/04 91 $1,275 -90% 1 $1,275   $39,809 28
2014/04/18 74 $2,793   2 $1,397   $42,602 42
2014/05/02 94 $928   1 $928   $43,530 56
2014/05/09 112 $181 -80% 1 $181   $43,711 63
2014/06/06 71 $11,322   1 $11,322   $55,032 91

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