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Black or White (2014)

Black or White poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,571,189Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,150,792 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $933,684 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,084,476
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Black or White is the story of a grandfather who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother seeks custody with the help of her brother, the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$9,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 3rd, 2014 (Sneak Peek) by Relativity (Oscar Qualifying Run)
January 30th, 2015 (Wide) by Relativity
Video Release: April 28th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, thematic material involving drug use and drinking, and for a fight.
(Rating bulletin 2329, 7/2/2014)
Running Time: 121 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Pulp Fiction
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Keywords: Unexpected Families, Dysfunctional Family, Single Parent, Widow/Widower, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Death of a Son or Daughter, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage, Died During Childbirth, Lawyers, Courtroom Drama, African-American, Interracial Romance, Race Relations
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Treehouse Films, Sunlight Productions, IM Global
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,092 $6,276 May 8, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,430 $5,992 May 1, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,327 $15,482 Apr 24, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,327 $28,832 Apr 17, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,307 $47,498 Apr 10, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,778 $8,447 Apr 3, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,683 $19,428 Mar 27, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,469 $45,644 Mar 20, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,258 $97,008 Mar 13, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,916 $247,619 Mar 6, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,869 $501,080 Feb 27, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,900 $1,042,170 Feb 20, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,445 $2,688,314 Feb 13, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,320 $4,538,683 Feb 6, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,546 $6,213,362 Jan 30, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,462 1,823 Jan 30, 2015 3

Cast

   Elliott Anderson
   Rowena Jeffers
   Eloise
Bill Burr    Rick Reynolds
Jennifer Ehle    Carol
Andre Holland    Reggie Davis
Gillian Jacobs    Fay
Anthony Mackie    Jeremiah Jeffers
Mpho Koaho    Duvan Araga
Paula Newsome    Judge Cummins
Indigo    Young Nurse
Bertha Bindewald    Rosita
Joe Chrest    Dave
Ireyon Johnson    Kristen
Janeline Hayes    Dondi
Lloyd Dillon    Rex
Ernest Wells    Uncle Victor
Angela Landry    Rita
David Jensen    Eldridge
John McConnell    Vertell
Robert Larriviere    Neighbor (Ted)
Lindsey G. Smith    Andrea
Lily Costner    Vocalist
Efuntola Akinlana    Musician-Sax
Ariyan Brister    Musician-Bass
Da-Jonna Cureaux    Musician-Flute
Dylon Duplessis    Musician-Trumpet
Desmond Francois    Musician-Drums
Jonah Gropper    Musician-Kora
Mark Kroner II    Bailiff

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Mike Binder
Producer    Kevin Costner
Producer    Mike Binder
Producer    Todd Lewis
Executive Producer    Cassian Elwes
Executive Producer    Rod Lake
Executive Producer    Jasa McCall
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer    Jacob Pechenik
Executive Producer    Andy Neuberger
Executive Producer    Robert Ogden Barnun
Executive Producer    Alex Gartner
Co-Producer    Gbenga Idowu
Director of Photography    Russ Alsobrook
Editor    Roger Nygard
Production Designer    Pipo Wintter
Costume Designer    Claire Breaux
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Music Supervisor    Jojo Villanueva
Composer    Terence Blanchard
Casting Director    Sharon Bialy
Casting Director    Sherry Thomas
Production Supervisor    Will Greenfield
Art Director    Ray Pumilia
Set Decorator    Leonard Spears
Script Supervisor    Sam Sullivan
Costume Supervisor    Michael A. Russell
Make up    Francisco X. Perez
Make up    Gloria Belz
Hairstylist    Adruitha Lee
Hairstylist    Paul Anthony
Sound Mixer    Dan Izen
Special Effects Coordinator    Donnie Dean
Assistant Editor    Michael Nouryeh
Post-Production Supervisor    Gbenga Idowu
Re-recording Mixer    Leslie Shatz
Supervising Sound Editor    Christopher Eakins
Dialogue Editor    Brian Dunlop
Sound Effects Editor    Ryan Collins
Music Editor    Jennifer Nash
Music Editor    Marvin Morris
Score Recordist    Frank Wolf
Score Mixer    Frank Wolf
Visual Effects Supervisor    Raymond McIntyre Jr.
Visual Effects Producer    Raymond McIntyre Jr.
Executive Producer-Post Production    Ray Scalice
Production Supervisor-Post Production    Victor DiMichina

DVD Sales: Fifty Overshadows the rest of the DVDs

May 30th, 2015

There were six new releases to reach the top 30 of the DVD sales chart this week. We also have a new number one DVD, 50 Shades of Grey, which opened with 573,000 units / $8.59 million for the week. More...

Blu-ray Sales: 50 Shades on Blu

May 30th, 2015

There were only four new releases on this week's Blu-ray sales chart, but three of them reached the top five. This includes a new number one Blu-ray, 50 Shades of Grey, which sold 852,000 units and generated $16.74 million in sales. This represents 73% of total Blu-rays sold this week, while the film's opening week Blu-ray share was just under 60%. This is a shockingly high opening week Blu-ray share, especially given the target demographic. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 5th, 2015

May 6th, 2015

Selma

While summer is the worst time of year for the home market, there are actually two big first-run releases coming out this week, plus a handful of TV on DVD releases that are worth checking out. The biggest release is 50 Shades of Grey, but while it made more than $500 million worldwide, its reviews are just bad. On the other hand, Selma, the second biggest new release of the week, is clearly the best new release of the week and the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: SpongeBob Stands Tall

February 9th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

As expected, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water led the way at the box office; however, it did so in a much more explosive way. In fact, its opening was in the top five for February releases. The other two new releases, Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son, did as well as expected, more or less, but that's not really a good thing. The overall weekend box office was $152 million, which was 51% more than last weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, 2015 actually came out ahead, albeit by 0.3% margin. This is less than ticket price inflation, so fewer tickets were sold, but I don't really care. Considering I thought 2015 would lose by close to $20 million, I will take any victory and celebrate it. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled ahead of 2014 by nearly $100 million at $1.17 billion to $1.08 billion. Again, it is too soon to judge how well 2015 will do, but being ahead by 8.8% is still worth noting. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office was Less than Super

February 2nd, 2015

American Sniper poster

Super Bowl weekend was rough at the box office with only one film topping $10 million. That film was American Sniper, which completed the hat trick, but with less than expected. Second place went to Project Almanac, again earning less than expected, while Paddington was right behind in third place. Overall the box office fell 36% from last weekend, down to just $102 million. This is still 18% higher than the same weekend last year, so we have that to focus on. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled in $994 million, which is 7.0% more than last year's pace of $929 million. Again, it is way too early to judge and as we saw last year, things can fall apart really quickly. That said, I will take any good news I can get. More...

Weekend Estimates: American Sniper Wins Super Bowl Weekend

February 1st, 2015

American Sniper poster

With only some relatively lightweight competition, American Sniper will cruise to another weekend win, with Warner Bros. projecting a $31.85m weekend, down 51% from last weekend thanks to an expected steep decline on Super Bowl Sunday. Without the big football game, the film would most likely be down closer to 40% in its third weekend in limited release. More...

Weekend Predictions: Nothing Super about the New Releases

January 29th, 2015

Project Almanac poster

There are three wide releases coming out this weekend, sort of. Project Almanac is the only film opening truly wide this weekend and it is easily the biggest of the three releases. The other two new releases, Black or White and The Loft, are both opening in below 2,000 theaters and neither has a real shot to open in the top five. This leaves American Sniper with an easy path to first place, but perhaps the Super Bowl will be bigger competition this weekend than any of the new releases were the last two weeks. This weekend last year, both new releases struggled and Ride Along was easily able to win, but with just $12 million. 2015 is going to crush 2014 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. 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
2015/01/30 4 $6,213,362   1,823 $3,408   $6,213,362 3
2015/02/06 9 $4,538,683 -27% 1,823 $2,490   $13,141,367 10
2015/02/13 11 $2,688,314 -41% 1,591 $1,690   $17,404,616 17
2015/02/20 13 $1,042,170 -61% 1,166 $894   $19,647,036 24
2015/02/27 20 $501,080 -52% 718 $698   $20,602,166 31
2015/03/06 27 $247,619 -51% 389 $637   $21,052,926 38
2015/03/13 35 $97,008 -61% 158 $614   $21,265,751 45
2015/03/20 50 $45,644 -53% 88 $519   $21,356,808 52
2015/03/27 61 $19,428 -57% 45 $432   $21,401,142 59
2015/04/03 67 $8,447 -57% 21 $402   $21,420,382 66
2015/04/10 40 $47,498 +462% 85 $559   $21,474,763 73
2015/04/17 49 $28,832 -39% 67 $430   $21,522,674 80
2015/04/24 60 $15,482 -46% 41 $378   $21,548,294 87
2015/05/01 64 $5,992 -61% 22 $272   $21,560,226 94
2015/05/08 69 $6,276 +5% 16 $392   $21,569,041 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 3 $2,250,667   1,823 $1,235   $2,250,667 1
2015/01/31 5 $2,976,383 +32% 1,823 $1,633   $5,227,050 2
2015/02/01 5 $986,312 -67% 1,823 $541   $6,213,362 3
2015/02/02 4 $517,822 -47% 1,823 $284   $6,731,184 4
2015/02/03 2 $777,209 +50% 1,823 $426   $7,508,393 5
2015/02/04 2 $522,812 -33% 1,823 $287   $8,031,205 6
2015/02/05 2 $571,479 +9% 1,823 $313   $8,602,684 7
2015/02/06 7 $1,280,708 +124% 1,823 $703   $9,883,392 8
2015/02/07 9 $2,089,389 +63% 1,823 $1,146   $11,972,781 9
2015/02/08 8 $1,167,170 -44% 1,823 $640   $13,139,951 10
2015/02/09 6 $368,651 -68% 1,823 $202   $13,508,602 11
2015/02/10 5 $516,838 +40% 1,823 $284   $14,025,440 12
2015/02/11 6 $355,645 -31% 1,823 $195   $14,381,085 13
2015/02/12 6 $335,217 -6% 1,823 $184   $14,716,302 14
2015/02/13 10 $617,367 +84% 1,591 $388   $15,333,669 15
2015/02/14 11 $1,361,821 +121% 1,591 $856   $16,695,490 16
2015/02/15 11 $709,126 -48% 1,591 $446   $17,404,616 17
2015/02/16 10 $478,057 -33% 1,591 $300   $17,882,673 18
2015/02/17 9 $290,853 -39% 1,591 $183   $18,173,526 19
2015/02/18 9 $212,358 -27% 1,591 $133   $18,385,884 20
2015/02/19 9 $218,982 +3% 1,591 $138   $18,604,866 21
2015/02/20 13 $298,654 +36% 1,166 $256   $18,903,520 22
2015/02/21 12 $473,569 +59% 1,166 $406   $19,377,089 23
2015/02/22 13 $269,947 -43% 1,166 $232   $19,647,036 24
2015/02/23 13 $100,026 -63% 1,166 $86   $19,747,062 25
2015/02/24 12 $137,132 +37% 1,166 $118   $19,884,194 26
2015/02/25 12 $107,976 -21% 1,166 $93   $19,992,170 27
2015/02/26 13 $108,916 +1% 1,166 $93   $20,101,086 28
2015/02/27 - $129,297 +19% 718 $180   $20,230,383 29
2015/02/28 - $227,295 +76% 718 $317   $20,457,678 30
2015/03/01 - $144,488 -36% 718 $201   $20,602,166 31
2015/03/02 - $50,239 -65% 718 $70   $20,652,405 32
2015/03/03 - $56,099 +12% 718 $78   $20,708,504 33
2015/03/04 - $45,899 -18% 718 $64   $20,754,403 34
2015/03/05 15 $50,904 +11% 718 $71   $20,805,307 35
2015/03/06 - $66,431 +31% 389 $171   $20,871,738 36
2015/03/07 - $112,759 +70% 389 $290   $20,984,497 37
2015/03/08 - $68,429 -39% 389 $176   $21,052,926 38
2015/03/09 - $25,033 -63% 389 $64   $21,077,959 39
2015/03/10 - $34,326 +37% 389 $88   $21,112,285 40
2015/03/11 - $29,576 -14% 389 $76   $21,141,861 41
2015/03/12 - $26,882 -9% 389 $69   $21,168,743 42
2015/03/13 - $27,421 +2% 158 $174   $21,196,164 43
2015/03/14 - $43,709 +59% 158 $277   $21,239,873 44
2015/03/15 - $25,878 -41% 158 $164   $21,265,751 45
2015/03/16 - $9,276 -64% 158 $59   $21,275,027 46
2015/03/17 - $11,792 +27% 158 $75   $21,286,819 47
2015/03/18 - $11,977 +2% 158 $76   $21,298,796 48
2015/03/19 - $12,368 +3% 158 $78   $21,311,164 49
2015/03/20 - $13,965 +13% 88 $159   $21,325,129 50
2015/03/21 - $19,698 +41% 88 $224   $21,344,827 51
2015/03/22 - $11,981 -39% 88 $136   $21,356,808 52
2015/03/23 - $5,714 -52% 88 $65   $21,362,522 53
2015/03/24 - $6,355 +11% 88 $72   $21,368,877 54
2015/03/25 - $6,486 +2% 88 $74   $21,375,363 55
2015/03/26 - $6,351 -2% 88 $72   $21,381,714 56
2015/03/27 - $5,848 -8% 45 $130   $21,387,562 57
2015/03/28 - $7,705 +32% 45 $171   $21,395,267 58
2015/03/29 - $5,875 -24% 45 $131   $21,401,142 59
2015/03/30 - $1,817 -69% 45 $40   $21,402,959 60
2015/03/31 - $3,061 +68% 45 $68   $21,406,020 61
2015/04/01 - $2,878 -6% 45 $64   $21,408,898 62
2015/04/02 - $3,037 +6% 45 $67   $21,411,935 63
2015/04/03 - $2,932 -3% 21 $140   $21,414,867 64
2015/04/04 - $3,013 +3% 21 $143   $21,417,880 65
2015/04/05 - $2,502 -17% 21 $119   $21,420,382 66
2015/04/06 - $1,344 -46% 21 $64   $21,421,726 67
2015/04/07 - $1,818 +35% 21 $87   $21,423,544 68
2015/04/08 - $1,889 +4% 21 $90   $21,425,433 69
2015/04/09 - $1,832 -3% 21 $87   $21,427,265 70
2015/04/10 - $13,594 +642% 85 $160   $21,440,859 71
2015/04/11 - $21,005 +55% 85 $247   $21,461,864 72
2015/04/12 - $12,899 -39% 85 $152   $21,474,763 73
2015/04/13 - $4,355 -66% 85 $51   $21,479,118 74
2015/04/14 - $5,481 +26% 85 $64   $21,484,599 75
2015/04/15 - $4,496 -18% 85 $53   $21,489,095 76
2015/04/16 - $4,747 +6% 85 $56   $21,493,842 77
2015/04/17 - $8,168 +72% 67 $122   $21,502,010 78
2015/04/18 - $12,847 +57% 67 $192   $21,514,857 79
2015/04/19 - $7,817 -39% 67 $117   $21,522,674 80
2015/04/20 - $2,078 -73% 67 $31   $21,524,752 81
2015/04/21 - $2,863 +38% 67 $43   $21,527,615 82
2015/04/22 - $2,218 -23% 67 $33   $21,529,833 83
2015/04/23 - $2,979 +34% 67 $44   $21,532,812 84
2015/04/24 - $3,899 +31% 41 $95   $21,536,711 85
2015/04/25 - $7,241 +86% 41 $177   $21,543,952 86
2015/04/26 - $4,342 -40% 41 $106   $21,548,294 87
2015/04/27 - $1,371 -68% 41 $33   $21,549,665 88
2015/04/28 - $1,686 +23% 41 $41   $21,551,351 89
2015/04/29 - $1,488 -12% 41 $36   $21,552,839 90
2015/04/30 - $1,395 -6% 41 $34   $21,554,234 91
2015/05/01 - $1,772 +27% 22 $81   $21,556,006 92
2015/05/02 - $2,349 +33% 22 $107   $21,558,355 93
2015/05/03 - $1,871 -20% 22 $85   $21,560,226 94
2015/05/04 - $501 -73% 22 $23   $21,560,727 95
2015/05/05 - $658 +31% 22 $30   $21,561,385 96
2015/05/06 - $601 -9% 22 $27   $21,561,986 97
2015/05/07 - $779 +30% 22 $35   $21,562,765 98
2015/05/08 - $1,457 +87% 16 $91   $21,564,222 99
2015/05/09 - $2,468 +69% 16 $154   $21,566,690 100
2015/05/10 - $2,351 -5% 16 $147   $21,569,041 101
2015/05/11 - $434 -82% 16 $27   $21,569,475 102
2015/05/12 - $533 +23% 16 $33   $21,570,008 103
2015/05/13 - $595 +12% 16 $37   $21,570,603 104
2015/05/14 - $586 -2% 16 $37   $21,571,189 105

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 4 $8,602,684   1,823 $4,719   $8,602,684 7
2015/02/06 8 $6,113,618 -29% 1,823 $3,354   $14,716,302 14
2015/02/13 10 $3,888,564 -36% 1,591 $2,444   $18,604,866 21
2015/02/20 13 $1,496,220 -62% 1,166 $1,283   $20,101,086 28
2015/02/27 20 $704,221 -53% 718 $981   $20,805,307 35
2015/03/06 25 $363,436 -48% 389 $934   $21,168,743 42
2015/03/13 35 $142,421 -61% 158 $901   $21,311,164 49
2015/03/20 47 $70,550 -50% 88 $802   $21,381,714 56
2015/03/27 57 $30,221 -57% 45 $672   $21,411,935 63
2015/04/03 67 $15,330 -49% 21 $730   $21,427,265 70
2015/04/10 40 $66,577 +334% 85 $783   $21,493,842 77
2015/04/17 50 $38,970 -41% 67 $582   $21,532,812 84
2015/04/24 62 $21,422 -45% 41 $522   $21,554,234 91
2015/05/01 66 $8,531 -60% 22 $388   $21,562,765 98
2015/05/08 69 $8,424 -1% 16 $527   $21,571,189 105

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/10/20152107,071 107,071$1,593,216$1,593,2162
5/17/2015656,328-47% 163,399$837,597$2,430,8143
5/24/2015914,884-74% 178,283$244,395$2,675,2094
5/31/20151323,047+55% 201,330$433,514$3,108,7235

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/10/2015520,458 20,458$405,483$405,4832
5/17/20151710,214-50% 30,673$201,836$607,3193

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