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Blue Ruin (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $258,384Details
International Box Office $176,784Details
Worldwide Box Office $435,168
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $169,582 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $291,751 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $461,333
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A mysterious outsider’s quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$420,000
Domestic Releases: April 25th, 2014 (Limited) by RADiUS-TWC
International Releases: July 9th, 2014 (Wide) (France)
August 14th, 2015 (Wide) (Mexico)
Video Release: July 22nd, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2305, 1/15/2014)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Revenge, Homeless, Cancer, Falsely Accused, Life on the Outside, Death of a Sibling, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Filmscience, Neighborhood Watch Films, Paradise City, Lab of Madness
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,328 $550 Jun 20, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,636 $1,013 Jun 13, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,832 $2,495 Jun 6, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,454 $1,936 May 30, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,220 $1,118 May 23, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,693 $9,240 May 16, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,015 $46,170 May 9, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,034 $73,628 May 2, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,495 $32,608 Apr 25, 2014 3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jeremy Saulnier
Producer    Anish Savjani
Producer    Richard Peete
Producer    Vincent Savino
Executive Producer    Skei Saulnier
Co-Producer    Tyler Byrne
Co-Producer    Alex Orr
Director of Photography    Jeremy Saulnier
Editor    Julia Bloch
Production Designer    Kaet McAnneny
Costume Designer    Brooke Bennett
Composer    Brooke Blair
Composer    Will Blair
Casting Director    Harley Kaplan
Casting Director    Brandon Powers

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

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The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 22nd, 2014

July 22nd, 2014

I think it is fair to say it is a mixed week on the home market. There are four wide releases coming out this week, but all but one struggled at the box office. Worse still, looking down the list of new releases and you quickly run into filler. Fortunately, there are a few films that are contenders for Pick of the Week, including Blue Ruin and Next Goal Wins. However, the winner is Ginger Snaps, which is coming out on a Special Edition Blu-ray. More...

Per Theater Chart: Most Limited Releases have a Rough Time

April 30th, 2014

From the Rough poster

It was not a good week on the per theater chart, as only one film topped the $10,000 mark. That film was Locke, which earned an average of $20,252 in four theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Lockedown

April 25th, 2014

From the Rough poster

It is a busy week for limited releases, but most of the films are earning weak reviews. Several are earning reviews that would be good if they were opening wide, but not good enough to suggest they will thrive in limited release. There are a few of films with truly great reviews, including Blue Ruin, which not only has amazing reviews, but also earned a number of film festival awards. Both Last Passenger and Locke are also earning close to 90% positive reviews, but none of them really feel like limited release hits. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/25 50 $32,608   7 $4,658   $32,608 3
2014/05/02 38 $73,628 +126% 60 $1,227   $121,486 10
2014/05/09 49 $46,170 -37% 61 $757   $202,928 17
2014/05/16 58 $9,240 -80% 24 $385   $239,056 24
2014/05/23 79 $1,118 -88% 5 $224   $246,903 31
2014/05/30 77 $1,936 +73% 6 $323   $250,014 38
2014/06/06 84 $2,495 +29% 3 $832   $253,805 45
2014/06/13 101 $1,013 -59% 2 $507   $256,906 52
2014/06/20 96 $550 -46% 1 $550   $258,113 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/28 - $4,159   7 $594   $36,767 4
2014/04/29 - $3,626 -13% 7 $518   $40,393 5
2014/04/30 - $3,938 +9% 7 $563   $44,331 6
2014/05/01 - $3,527 -10% 7 $504   $47,858 7
2014/05/02 - $22,003 +524% 60 $367   $69,861 8
2014/05/03 - $30,187 +37% 60 $503   $100,048 9
2014/05/04 - $21,438 -29% 60 $357   $121,486 10
2014/05/05 - $8,247 -62% 60 $137   $129,733 11
2014/05/06 - $8,497 +3% 60 $142   $138,230 12
2014/05/07 - $8,596 +1% 60 $143   $146,826 13
2014/05/08 - $9,932 +16% 60 $166   $156,758 14
2014/05/09 - $13,685 +38% 61 $224   $170,443 15
2014/05/10 - $20,044 +46% 61 $329   $190,487 16
2014/05/11 - $12,441 -38% 61 $204   $202,928 17
2014/05/12 - $5,833 -53% 61 $96   $208,761 18
2014/05/13 - $6,720 +15% 61 $110   $215,481 19
2014/05/14 - $6,916 +3% 61 $113   $222,397 20
2014/05/15 - $7,419 +7% 61 $122   $229,816 21
2014/05/16 - $2,988 -60% 24 $125   $232,804 22
2014/05/17 - $3,579 +20% 24 $149   $236,383 23
2014/05/18 - $2,673 -25% 24 $111   $239,056 24
2014/05/19 - $1,696 -37% 24 $71   $240,752 25
2014/05/20 - $1,673 -1% 24 $70   $242,425 26
2014/05/21 - $1,662 -1% 24 $69   $244,087 27
2014/05/22 - $1,698 +2% 24 $71   $245,785 28
2014/05/23 - $507 -70% 5 $101   $246,292 29
2014/05/24 - $471 -7% 5 $94   $246,763 30
2014/05/25 - $140 -70% 5 $28   $246,903 31
2014/05/26 - $480 +243% 5 $96   $247,383 32
2014/05/27 - $179 -63% 5 $36   $247,562 33
2014/05/28 - $238 +33% 5 $48   $247,800 34
2014/05/29 - $278 +17% 5 $56   $248,078 35
2014/05/30 - $547 +97% 6 $91   $248,625 36
2014/05/31 - $827 +51% 6 $138   $249,452 37
2014/06/01 - $562 -32% 6 $94   $250,014 38
2014/06/02 - $154 -73% 6 $26   $250,168 39
2014/06/03 - $488 +217% 6 $81   $250,656 40
2014/06/04 - $225 -54% 6 $38   $250,881 41
2014/06/05 - $429 +91% 6 $72   $251,310 42
2014/06/06 - $700 +63% 3 $233   $252,010 43
2014/06/07 - $950 +36% 3 $317   $252,960 44
2014/06/08 - $845 -11% 3 $282   $253,805 45
2014/06/09 - $254 -70% 3 $85   $254,059 46
2014/06/10 - $574 +126% 3 $191   $254,633 47
2014/06/11 - $850 +48% 3 $283   $255,483 48
2014/06/12 - $410 -52% 3 $137   $255,893 49
2014/06/13 - $426 +4% 2 $213   $256,319 50
2014/06/14 - $512 +20% 2 $256   $256,831 51
2014/06/15 - $75 -85% 2 $38   $256,906 52
2014/06/16 - $183 +144% 2 $92   $257,089 53
2014/06/17 - $35 -81% 2 $18   $257,124 54
2014/06/18 - $270 +671% 2 $135   $257,394 55
2014/06/19 - $169 -37% 2 $85   $257,563 56
2014/06/20 - $204 +21% 1 $204   $257,767 57
2014/06/21 - $186 -9% 1 $186   $257,953 58
2014/06/22 - $160 -14% 1 $160   $258,113 59
2014/06/23 - $97 -39% 1 $97   $258,210 60
2014/06/24 - $74 -24% 1 $74   $258,284 61
2014/06/25 - $54 -27% 1 $54   $258,338 62
2014/06/26 - $46 -15% 1 $46   $258,384 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/25 47 $47,858   7 $6,837   $47,858 7
2014/05/02 38 $108,900 +128% 60 $1,815   $156,758 14
2014/05/09 46 $73,058 -33% 61 $1,198   $229,816 21
2014/05/16 52 $15,969 -78% 24 $665   $245,785 28
2014/05/23 76 $2,293 -86% 5 $459   $248,078 35
2014/05/30 77 $3,232 +41% 6 $539   $251,310 42
2014/06/06 82 $4,583 +42% 3 $1,528   $255,893 49
2014/06/13 98 $1,670 -64% 2 $835   $257,563 56
2014/06/20 97 $821 -51% 1 $821   $258,384 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
France 7/9/2014 $169,694 47 47 47 $169,694 12/16/2015
Mexico 8/14/2015 $1,147 2 3 10 $7,090 9/9/2015
 
International Total$176,784 12/16/2015

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