Black Snake Moan

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,396,870Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,731,195 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,731,195
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
66% - Fresh
Audience
69% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 2nd, 2007 (Wide) by Paramount Vantage
Video Release: June 26th, 2007 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, language, some violence and drug use
Keywords: Musicians
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Releases for June 3, 2008

This was a bad week for big movies, with not a single first run release is even worth rating a solid purchase, never mind being a contender for DVD Pick of the Week. There were a few other contenders for the title, including Dirty Harry Collection on DVD or Blu-ray. However, I found it impossible to decide which format was the better deal. Had the Blu-ray provided anything more than High Definition, or been a more reasonable price compared to the DVD, it would have been an easier choice. One of them is the DVD Pick of the Week, I just don't know which one. On a side note, there is an immense flood of Blu-ray releases, including a few I thought were coming out previously. More...

I Predict Premonition Will Win the Race on the Home Market Charts

We finally saw a new release top the charts this week as Premonition was the number one renting and seller on the home market this week including taking in $7.29 million in rentals. More...

Triple Shot for Shooter

Once again, new releases were unable to top the holdovers leaving Shooter in first place with $5.40 million over the week for a three-week total of $19.70 million. More...

Getting a Second Shot on the Home Market

New releases were practically shut out this week with now new releases in the top five, or top ten, for that matter. This left Shooter with an easy path to first place adding $6.48 million for the week and $14.30 in total. More...

New Releases Shoot Up the Home Market Charts

There were five new releases to reach the rental chart this week, and even more on the sales chart. The leader of both of them was Shooter; on the sales chart the film picked up $7.82 million during its first week of release, or about one sixth of what it made during its theatrical run. More...

DVD Releases for June 26, 2007

It's a relatively soft week for cream-of-the-crop releases, but what this week's selection it lacks in top quality it sadly more than makes up for with mediocre offerings. None of the first-run releases were of much interest, limited releases only produced a few DVDs worth a second look, and even big name TV on DVD was mostly lacking in the must-have department. It took an obscure release from the U.K., The New Statesmen to win that coveted honor. More...

Persians Invade Movie Theaters

The weekend was rather predictable, with three of the top five landing within a rounding error of expectations and another finishing close enough to call it a victory. ... OK, I got skunked on 300, but I think I know why. That film's record-breaking opening helped push the overall box office to $153 million over the weekend, up 23% from last weekend and 39% from the same weekend last year. As for the yearly trend, we have seeing a lot more massive hits coming out this year than expected. This could be a portent of things to come, and that would mean we might have more than a dozen films top $200 million this summer alone. More...

Move Over Ghost Rider, there\'s a New Gang in Town

March came in like a lion, with Wild Hogs earning the third best opening ever for the month. Even with the other new releases missing expectations, the overall box office still climbed to $124 million. That's up nearly 6% from last weekend and 20% from the same weekend last year. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 24 - March 2, 2007

Just an average week in terms of updates, but there are a couple sites of note including the winner of the Weekly Website Award, Wild Hogs - Official Site. More...

2007 Preview: March

March, a month without a holiday. In fact, It's the only month without any holidays to help boost the box office and this prevents studios from releasing big blockbusters. However, it is not the weakest month either and there are a few midlevel hits coming out over the next four weeks and even a couple that could top $100 million More...

Weekend Preview: Going Wild

March starts off this weekend with three releases, two of which are currently earning overall positive reviews. However, it is the third wide release that is tracking well above the other two and is the clear favorite to win the weekend box office race. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 11, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Indiana Jones 4, The Mummy 3, Hellboy 2 and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 3 - February 9, 2007

Still waiting sites for the big summer blockbusters to come online. In the meantime, this week is relatively busy, but with only a couple sites that look like they could be award-worthy once the features are added. The best of the best, and I use that term loosely, is Norbit - Official Site with a site that could be more entertaining than the movie it promotes. More...

2007 Preview: February

February is the shortest month of the year, but not the slowest at the box office. It doesn't have the stigma of being a dumping ground, and with Valentine's Day fitting nicely in the middle, romantic comedies have a leg up at the box office. However, for the most part, movies released during this month are aiming for midlevel hit and there are few, if any, that will become blockbusters. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 6 - January 12, 2007

A slow week, but that's not surprising. The movie industry is seasonal with peaks and valleys throughout the year. With movie websites, there tends to be the same peaks and valleys, just a few months earlier. (The same is true for DVDs, just a few months later.) While there are a few sites on this week's list that show promise, there are none that are really award-worthy. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 25 - December 1, 2006

Good week with plenty of strong site, but there was not a whole lot of competition at the very top as The Good Shephard - Official Site took home the Weekly Website Award. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 24, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Horton Hears a Who, Black Snake Moan and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22

Slow week with just over half a dozen sites on the list. Of them, Renaissance - Official Site is clearly the best with a few others showing promise. More...

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson    Lazarus
Christina Ricci    Rae
Justin Timberlake    Ronnie
S. Epatha Merkerson    Angela
John Cothran    Reverend R.L.
David Banner    Tehronne
Michael Raymond-James    Gill
Adriane Lenox    Rose Woods
Kim Richards    Sandy
Neimus K. Williams    Lincoln
Son House    Himself (archival)
Leonard L. Thomas    Deke Woods
Ruby Wilson    Mayella
Claude Phillips    Bojo
Amy Lavere    Jesse
Clare Grant    Kell
Jeff Pope    Batson
Skip Pitts    Charlie
Willie Hall    Pinetop
John Malloy    Gene
T.C. Sharpe    Archie
John Still    Herman
Jared Hopkins    Auto Worker
Tosh Newman    Conner
Cody Block    Bryan
Benjamin Rednour    Guardsman
Carnell Pepper    Pepper
David Chapman    Red
Jolynne Palmer    Ella Mae
Raymond Neal    Hershel
John Pickle    Arty
Kim Justis    Waitress
Cedric Burnside    Himself
Kenny Brown    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Craig Brewer
Screenwriter    Craig Brewer
Producer    John Singleton
Producer    Stephanie Allain
Executive Producer    Ron Schmidt
Director of Photography    Amelia Vincent
Producer    Keith Brian Burns
Editor    Billy Fox
Costume Designer    Paul Simmons
Composer    Scott Bomar
Assistant Director    James Alan Hensz
Unit Production Manager    Paul Hellerman
Unit Production Manager    Ron Schmidt
Production Supervisor    Haley Sweet
Art Director    Liba Daniels
Set Decorator    Meg Evrist
Costume Supervisor    Omar J. Simmons
Sound Mixer    Andy Black
Re-recording Mixer    David E. Fluhr
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin E. Carpenter
Additional Re-Recording Mixer    Ezra Dweck
Supervising Sound Editor    Frank T. Smathers
Sound Effects Editor    Greg Hedgepath
Sound Effects Editor    Beth Sterner
Sound Effects Editor    Mark Larry
Sound Designer    Dane A. Davis
Dialogue Editor    Kimberly McCord
Dialogue Editor    Ed Callahan
Dialogue Editor    Susan Kurtz
Supervising Music Editor    Bunny Andrews
Music Editor    Kevin Houston
Music Editor    Terry Delsing
Make up    Donna Premick
Hairstylist    Phillip Ivey
Music Producer    Scott Omar
Stunt Coordinator    Steve Davison
Stunt Coordinator    Kiante Elam

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/03/02 8 $1,385,728   1,252 $1,107   $1,385,728 1
2007/03/03 10 $1,621,995 +17% 1,252 $1,296   $3,007,723 2
2007/03/04 8 $1,135,476 -30% 1,252 $907   $4,143,199 3
2007/03/05 6 $363,992 -68% 1,252 $291   $4,507,191 4
2007/03/06 7 $327,170 -10% 1,252 $261   $4,834,361 5
2007/03/07 7 $297,431 -9% 1,252 $238   $5,131,792 6
2007/03/08 7 $278,261 -6% 1,252 $222   $5,410,053 7
2007/03/09 11 $611,953 +120% 1,253 $488   $6,022,006 8
2007/03/10 - $761,052 +24% 1,253 $607   $6,783,058 9
2007/03/11 - $511,685 -33% 1,253 $408   $7,294,743 10
2007/03/12 9 $207,846 -59% 1,253 $166   $7,502,589 11
2007/03/13 10 $197,975 -5% 1,253 $158   $7,700,564 12
2007/03/14 10 $191,542 -3% 1,253 $153   $7,892,106 13
2007/03/15 10 $187,364 -2% 1,253 $150   $8,079,470 14
2007/03/16 - $195,741 +4% 862 $227   $8,275,211 15
2007/03/17 - $253,669 +30% 862 $294   $8,528,880 16
2007/03/18 - $216,115 -15% 862 $251   $8,744,995 17
2007/03/19 - $87,197 -60% 862 $101   $8,832,192 18
2007/03/20 - $86,712 -1% 862 $101   $8,918,904 19
2007/03/21 - $84,418 -3% 862 $98   $9,003,322 20
2007/03/22 - $83,355 -1% 862 $97   $9,086,677 21
2007/03/23 - $30,820 -63% 136 $227   $9,117,497 22
2007/03/24 - $43,199 +40% 136 $318   $9,160,696 23
2007/03/25 - $28,187 -35% 136 $207   $9,188,883 24
2007/03/26 - $11,390 -60% 136 $84   $9,200,273 25
2007/03/27 - $11,223 -1% 136 $83   $9,211,496 26
2007/03/28 - $10,798 -4% 136 $79   $9,222,294 27
2007/03/29 - $11,301 +5% 136 $83   $9,233,595 28
2007/03/30 - $8,096 -28% 30 $270   $9,241,691 29
2007/03/31 - $11,760 +45% 30 $392   $9,253,451 30
2007/04/01 - $8,867 -25% 30 $296   $9,262,318 31
2007/04/02 - $3,062 -65% 30 $102   $9,265,380 32
2007/04/03 - $3,588 +17% 30 $120   $9,268,968 33
2007/04/04 - $3,705 +3% 30 $124   $9,272,673 34
2007/04/05 - $3,778 +2% 30 $126   $9,276,451 35
2007/04/06 - $3,663 -3% 19 $193   $9,280,114 36
2007/04/07 - $5,365 +46% 19 $282   $9,285,479 37
2007/04/08 - $2,904 -46% 19 $153   $9,288,383 38
2007/04/09 - $1,526 -47% 19 $80   $9,289,909 39
2007/04/10 - $1,742 +14% 19 $92   $9,291,651 40
2007/04/11 - $1,462 -16% 19 $77   $9,293,113 41
2007/04/12 - $1,515 +4% 19 $80   $9,294,628 42
2007/04/13 - $12,433 +721% 105 $118   $9,307,061 43
2007/04/14 - $18,079 +45% 105 $172   $9,325,140 44
2007/04/15 - $12,923 -29% 105 $123   $9,338,063 45
2007/04/16 - $5,190 -60% 105 $49   $9,343,253 46
2007/04/17 - $5,107 -2% 105 $49   $9,348,360 47
2007/04/18 - $5,273 +3% 105 $50   $9,353,633 48
2007/04/19 - $5,387 +2% 105 $51   $9,359,020 49
2007/04/20 - $4,293 -20% 57 $75   $9,363,313 50
2007/04/21 - $6,011 +40% 57 $105   $9,369,324 51
2007/04/22 - $4,643 -23% 57 $81   $9,373,967 52
2007/04/23 - $1,622 -65% 57 $28   $9,375,589 53
2007/04/24 - $1,791 +10% 57 $31   $9,377,380 54
2007/04/25 - $1,756 -2% 57 $31   $9,379,136 55
2007/04/26 - $2,118 +21% 57 $37   $9,381,254 56
2007/04/27 - $1,451 -31% 21 $69   $9,382,705 57
2007/04/28 - $1,778 +23% 21 $85   $9,384,483 58
2007/04/29 - $1,599 -10% 21 $76   $9,386,082 59
2007/04/30 - $845 -47% 21 $40   $9,386,927 60
2007/05/01 - $807 -4% 21 $38   $9,387,734 61
2007/05/02 - $878 +9% 21 $42   $9,388,612 62
2007/05/03 - $862 -2% 21 $41   $9,389,474 63
2007/05/04 - $550 -36% 10 $55   $9,390,024 64
2007/05/05 - $832 +51% 10 $83   $9,390,856 65
2007/05/06 - $638 -23% 10 $64   $9,391,494 66
2007/05/07 - $186 -71% 10 $19   $9,391,680 67
2007/05/08 - $293 +58% 10 $29   $9,391,973 68
2007/05/09 - $360 +23% 10 $36   $9,392,333 69
2007/05/10 - $325 -10% 10 $33   $9,392,658 70
2007/05/11 - $419 +29% 7 $60   $9,393,077 71
2007/05/12 - $722 +72% 7 $103   $9,393,799 72
2007/05/13 - $419 -42% 7 $60   $9,394,218 73
2007/05/14 - $237 -43% 7 $34   $9,394,455 74
2007/05/15 - $244 +3% 7 $35   $9,394,699 75
2007/05/16 - $224 -8% 7 $32   $9,394,923 76
2007/05/17 - $194 -13% 7 $28   $9,395,117 77
2007/05/18 - $691 +256% 6 $115   $9,395,808 78
2007/05/19 - $573 -17% 6 $96   $9,396,381 79
2007/05/20 - $106 -82% 6 $18   $9,396,487 80
2007/05/21 - $103 -3% 6 $17   $9,396,590 81
2007/05/22 - $101 -2% 6 $17   $9,396,691 82
2007/05/23 - $90 -11% 6 $15   $9,396,781 83
2007/05/24 - $89 -1% 6 $15   $9,396,870 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/03/02 8 $4,143,199   1,252 $3,309   $4,143,199 3
2007/03/09 11 $1,884,690 -55% 1,253 $1,504   $7,294,743 10
2007/03/16 18 $665,525 -65% 862 $772   $8,744,995 17
2007/03/23 37 $102,206 -85% 136 $752   $9,188,883 24
2007/03/30 52 $28,723 -72% 30 $957   $9,262,318 31
2007/04/06 65 $11,932 -58% 19 $628   $9,288,383 38
2007/04/13 56 $43,435 +264% 105 $414   $9,338,063 45
2007/04/20 66 $14,947 -66% 57 $262   $9,373,967 52
2007/04/27 90 $4,828 -68% 21 $230   $9,386,082 59
2007/05/04 93 $2,020 -58% 10 $202   $9,391,494 66
2007/05/11 101 $1,560 -23% 7 $223   $9,394,218 73
2007/05/18 110 $1,370 -12% 6 $228   $9,396,487 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/1/20075180,147 180,147$3,240,845$3,240,8451
7/8/2007483,411-54% 263,558$1,643,197$4,884,0412
7/15/2007889,514+7% 353,072$1,789,385$6,673,4263
7/22/2007862,826-30% 415,898$1,255,892$7,929,3184

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