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Boyhood (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,379,975Details
International Box Office $31,893,074Details
Worldwide Box Office $57,273,049
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,445,130 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,869,863 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,314,993
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. It charts the rocky terrain of childhood, snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between. It is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
98% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 11th, 2014 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: June 5th, 2014 (Wide) (Austria)
June 5th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
June 5th, 2014 (Wide) (Switzerland)
July 11th, 2014 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
July 16th, 2014 (Wide) (Belgium)
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Video Release: January 6th, 2015 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use.
(Rating bulletin 2314, 3/19/2014)
Running Time: 164 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Children Dealing with Divorce, Relationships Gone Wrong, Dysfunctional Family, Camping, Bullies, Road Trip, Unnamed Character, 2015 Oscars Best Picture Nominee
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Detour Filmproduction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 93 $22,608 Feb 27, 2015 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $47,700 Feb 20, 2015 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 85 $40,817 Feb 13, 2015 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 101 $42,701 Feb 6, 2015 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 81 $72,924 Jan 30, 2015 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 50 $184,662 Jan 23, 2015 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 42 $242,760 Jan 16, 2015 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 213 $22,023 Jan 9, 2015 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 200 $41,739 Jan 2, 2015 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 262 $31,408 Dec 26, 2014 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 356 $21,500 Dec 19, 2014 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 382 $29,304 Dec 12, 2014 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 473 $25,700 Dec 5, 2014 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 630 $17,243 Nov 28, 2014 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 726 $18,763 Nov 21, 2014 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 925 $14,083 Nov 14, 2014 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 985 $22,054 Nov 7, 2014 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,038 $34,887 Oct 31, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,288 $31,630 Oct 24, 2014 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,103 $71,154 Oct 17, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,142 $91,232 Oct 10, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,024 $143,691 Oct 3, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 897 $223,669 Sep 26, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 636 $418,405 Sep 19, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 453 $865,047 Sep 12, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 498 $1,152,559 Sep 5, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 566 $1,522,433 Aug 29, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 778 $1,653,667 Aug 22, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,012 $1,992,448 Aug 15, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,481 $1,973,656 Aug 8, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,854 $2,398,683 Aug 1, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,984 $1,761,873 Jul 25, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,051 $1,170,217 Jul 18, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,000 $387,618 Jul 11, 2014 3

Cast

Patricia Arquette    Mom
   Mason
Lorelei Linklater    Samantha
Ethan Hawke    Dad
Elijah Smith    Tommy
Steven Prince    Ted
Bonnie Cross    Teacher
Sydney Orta    Elementary School Girl
Libby Villari    Grandma
Jamie Howard    Mindy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Richard Linklater
Producer    Richard Linklater
Producer    Cathleen Sutherland
Producer    Jonathan Sehring
Producer    John Sloss
Director of Photography    Daniel Lee
Director of Photography    Shane Kelly
Production Designer    Rodney Becker
Editor    Sandra Adair
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Music Supervisor    Meghan Currier
Costume Designer    Kari Perkins
Casting Director    Beth Sepko

Oscar Results: The Numbers Readers Score 18 out of 24

February 23rd, 2015

Once more, entrants in The Numbers Predict the Academy Awards Contest did an impressive job of predicting winners, in spite of a volatile Awards Season. Overall, the top voter-getters in 18 out 24 categories went on to win the Oscar on the night, including all acting awards, all but one of the technical awards, and all the short films.

Our biggest misses were actually in the biggest categories: Best Picture was won by Birdman, not Boyhood; Alejandro Inarritu beat Richard Linklater for Best Director; and Big Hero 6 prevailed over How to Train Your Dragon 2. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - And the Winner is... Birdman for Best Picture

February 22nd, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar ceremony is tonight and we will be live-blogging the winners... assuming I don't get bored and wander away. On a serious note, while my job is all about movies and I love watching movies, I love paying attention to box office numbers, I even love Awards Season. I hate ceremonies. As per usual, here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions / wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers. If I predicted a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don't think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award were not even nominated, plus a few I don't have a real opinion on. More...

Oscar Predictions: Boyhood and Birdman Neck and Neck for Top Two Awards

February 22nd, 2015

The polls are closed in our 18th annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and it has turned out to be the most exciting two-horse race in the history of the contest.

After weeks of intense debate among our voters, we have a virtual tie in the biggest categories of all: Best Picture and Best Director. The predicted Best Picture winner is, in fact, a statistical dead heat. Boyhood garnered 47% of the total vote, and Birdman 46%, giving the Linklater epic the tiniest of edges.

Best Director is a clearer contest, but still close, and still a bout between Boyhood and Birdman. Richard Linklater is favorite to win Best Director, perhaps in part because he’s more “due” for the award than Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. As noted, though, “favorite” is strong, given the closeness of this category, with Linklater getting 55% of the votes and Inarritu taking a 46% share.

The other big story about this year’s contest is just how much of a two-horse contest it really is. With 93% of the Best Picture vote going to Birdman and Boyhood, the remaining nominees were left to split the other 7% of the vote. American Sniper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything each gathered a handful of votes from The Numbers readers, and Selma and Whiplash are given virtually no chance at all. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Winners

February 22nd, 2015

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards winners were announced last night and there were few surprises. Birdman led the way with 3 wins, but it wasn't the only film to come away with more than one award.

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2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

February 20th, 2015

Birdman poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the biggest prize, Best Picture. Like with Best Director, this is a two-horse race with the same two films at the top of the list. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

February 20th, 2015

Birdman poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the Best Director category, which is neither among the most nor among the least competitive categories. We definitely have a favorite, but we also have another nominee with a better than average shot at winning. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 17th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two writing categories, starting with Best Original Screenplay. This is actually a two-horse race and for once, I'd be happy with either of the two leading contenders winning. More...

2014 - Awards Season: WGA - Winners

February 14th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The Writers Guild of America winners were just announced and there wasn't a lot of surprises to talk about, but enough interesting things happened that it wasn't boring. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 12th, 2015

Boyhood poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two supporting actor categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress. Three of the four acting categories have almost no suspense to them, as there is an overwhelming favorite amongst the five nominees. This is not the exception. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 12th, 2015

Whiplash poster

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two supporting actor categories, finishing with Best Supporting Actor. Like the Best Supporting Actress category, Best Supporting Actor isn't even close and one of the five nominees is absolutely running away with things. More...

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners

February 8th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA winners were announced on Sunday and there were a few surprises, including the number one winner. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home five awards, while Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash earned three each. More...

2014 - Awards Season: DGA - Winners

February 7th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Directors Guild of America were handed out Saturday night and the number surprises was... well, none. Birdman was expected to win and it did, while CitizenFour is rapidly becoming the Oscar-favorite. More...

Per Theater Chart: Future for Timbuktu Is Bright

February 3rd, 2015

Timbuktu poster

Timbuktu was the only film in the $10,000 club this weekend earning an estimated average of $12,500 in four theaters. Running Man came close with an average of $9,246 in 20 theaters. Impressively, Game Of Thrones: The IMAX Experience earned 15th place on the overall chart with $1.46 million in just over 200 theaters for an average of $7,142. This is enough to expect this to happen again, but I don't know if it will be a regular thing. More...

2014 - Awards Season: SAG - Winners

January 26th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Screen Actors Guild winners were announced Sunday and there were some surprises, mostly in the negative. Birdman picked up the biggest prize, but there were six different winners in the six categories.

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DVD Sales: Left Behind Out in Front

January 24th, 2015

Left Behind led the new releases on the DVD chart, at least in terms of units sold, with 201,000. Its sales for the week were $2.05 million, giving it third place by that metric. This is not great for a first-run release, but not bad compared to the film's box office. It is also much better than its opening on Blu-ray. More...

Blu-ray Sales: No Reward for Good Deeds

January 24th, 2015

The first set of new releases for Blu-ray didn't result in a change at the top, as The Equalizer remained on top of the chart during its sophomore stint. Over the week, it sold $143,000 / $3.48 million for two-week totals of 821,000 units / $17.08 million. This gives it a two-week Blu-ray share of 51%, which is good for an action film. It does have a slightly older target demographic, so that explains why it isn't as good as say... More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2014 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 15th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Directors Guild of America were the last major Awards Season group to hand out their nominations and did so over two days this week. Not surprisingly, for the most part, the same group of films appear on this list as have appeared on the rest of the Awards Season nominations. Birdman, Boyhood, and The Imitation Game all make appearances, More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Winners

January 12th, 2015

Boyhood poster

We are still waiting for the DGA nominations to be announced, but we had the first major awards show on Sunday. The Golden Globes winners were announced Sunday night and while there were not a lot of surprises, there are some things worth talking about. Leading the way with three wins was Boyhood, while Birdman and The Theory of Everything each picked up a pair of wins. More...

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. More...

2014 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 10th, 2015

Boyhood poster

The Writers Guild of America nominations were latest to be announced, but were there any real surprises? Yes. Birdman didn't get a nomination, but Guardians of the Galaxy did. More on that later. Besides those two films, there are not a lot of surprises here and the usual contenders are present, including Boyhood and The Imitation Game, but there are also some other notable films missing. More...

2014 - Awards Season: PGA - Nominations

January 10th, 2015

Birdman poster

The Producers Guild of America nominations were announced and there's not a lot of surprises among the three categories. Birdman, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and others continue to get accolades, but there are also some films that are being passed over too often. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 6th, 2015

January 5th, 2015

It is a strange week on the home market, as there are five contenders for Pick of the Week, including three of them that start with the letter G. However, this isn't because the week is loaded with simply amazing titles. It's because none of the contenders were simply amazing in both quality and extras. Archer: Season 5 on DVD or Blu-ray, Boyhood on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, Get on Up on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, Girls: Season 3 on DVD or Blu-ray, and The Guest on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack were the five contenders. Boyhood is the best in the Award-worthy meaning of the word, Archer is the show I would get the most entertainment from. In the end, it was down to a coin toss, a literal coin toss, and Archer: Season 5 on DVD or Blu-ray won. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice. More...

2014 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 10th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced Wednesday morning. Are there surprises worth mentioning? Is the Oscar picture beginning to take shape? Like with the Independent Spirit Awards, Birdman led the way this time earning four nominations from six categories, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything had three nods each.

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2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

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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Per Theater Chart: Last Days of Limited Releases

September 10th, 2014

Last Days in Vietnam poster

There was only one film in the $10,000 club this weekend, Last Days in Vietnam, which earned an average of $15,225 in two theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Lovely and Strange

August 27th, 2014

Love is Strange poster

The only new limited release in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart was Love is Strange, which earned an average of $23,455 in five theaters. There were two holdovers in the $10,000 club with The Trip to Italy earning an average of $10,645 in ten theaters while The Admiral: Roaring Currents was right behind with an average of $10,213 in 47 screens. More...

Weekend Estimates: Sin City Bombs

August 24th, 2014

If I Stay poster

Even though it is nine years since original movie opened with $29 million and topped a fairly lackluster April weekend, few predicted going into the Summer that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For would finish in 8th place on debut. In spite of little competition the neo-noir thriller will post about $6.5 million from 2,894 theaters, putting it in third place among the openers. Tearjerker If I Stay is the best new release this weekend, with an expected $16.35 million from 2,907 theaters, for a very respectable average of $5,600. It will be third overall behind Guardians of the Galaxy, which will pass $250 million today, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which falls to second place with $16.8 million this weekend and $145 million in total. With a little over $1 million separating the top three, it’s conceivable that the order could change when final results are reported on Monday. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles and Guardians Hold Off Newcomers

August 17th, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster

Three lackluster debuts have allowed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy to keep the top two spots at the box office this weekend. Turtles will be down a fairly modest 57% in its second weekend for $28.4 million, and $117.6 million in total after two weekends. Guardians will be down 41% in its third weekend for a total of $222 million, and will remain on track to become the highest-grossing film of the Summer. Things look much less pretty for the openers. More...

Per Theater Chart: The Admiral Roars to the Top

August 12th, 2014

What If poster

The Admiral: Roaring Currents had a stunning opening with an estimated $43,000 in its sole theaters. It will be interesting to see if the film can maintain this success as it expands wider. The overall box office leader, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, was second with an opening weekend average of $17,055. The Guardians of the Galaxy remained in the $10,000 club for the second weekend of its release earning an average of $10,305. More...

Per Theater Chart: Guardians Rides to the Rescue

August 6th, 2014

Calvary poster

The overall box office leader, The Guardians of the Galaxy, also led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,118 in just over 4,000 theaters. Second place went to Calvary, with an average of $18,537 in four theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Magic in the Moonlight, with an average of $11,396 in 65 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Guardians Go Big, Up Opens Okay

August 3rd, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

It was a big, big weekend at the box office with Guardians of the Galaxy pulling in an estimated $94 million. The majority of analysts thought it would break the August weekend record, but very few thought it would have one of the top five openings of the year. Additionally, the film earned some of the best reviews of the year and could become the biggest hit of the year... at least untill Mockingjay, Part 1 hits theaters in November. Get On Up did not do as well earning $14.03 million and grabbing third place along the way. This is barely more than Jersey Boys opened with in June. Its reviews should help it earn better legs and it wasn't an expensive movie to make, so the studio should be relatively happy with this start. More...

Per Theater Chart: A Little Magic at the Box Office

July 29th, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight poster

Magic in the Moonlight led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $24,241 in 17 theaters, which is great for most films, but not as strong as some of Woody Allen's more recent releases. Arguably, Boyhood's weekend was much stronger, as it earned an average of $16,466 in 107 theaters. At this point, I'm not sure how long it will last in theaters, but it has already earned at least a measure of mainstream success. The overall number one film, Lucy, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,835. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hercules No Match for Lucy

July 27th, 2014

Lucy poster

This weekend’s boys versus girls box office match-up has proven to be a triumph for the girls, with Lucy enjoying a decisive win over Hercules. The Scarlett Johansson/Luc Besson sci-fi thriller will post an opening around $44 million, according to Universal’s Sunday estimate, which is almost exactly 50% more than the $29 million debut projected for Hercules. The difference in budgets between the two films is even starker with Hercules clocking in at around $100 million, and Lucy reportedly closer to $40 million. More...

Per Theater Chart: Boyhood has Extended Childhood

July 23rd, 2014

Boyhood poster

The biggest film on the per theater chart this weekend was Boyhood, for the second weekend in a row. It expanded from 5 to 34 theaters, but its average fell just 56% to $34,418. That's fantastic. It has already earned a measure of mainstream success, while it has its eyes on Chef for best limited release for the summer. Second place went to There's No Place Like Utopia with $30,710 in one theater. This is a great start, but there are still no reviews, so I think it will have short legs. A Five Star Life and Mood Indigo were relatively close with averages of $15,996 and $13,256 respectively. The only wide release to reach the $10,000 club was The Purge: Anarchy, which earned an average of $10,626. More...

Weekend Estimates: New Releases No Match for Apes

July 20th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Only one new release really fired at the box office this weekend, and even that film, The Purge: Anarchy couldn’t topple Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from top spot on the chart. Apes will be down 50% from last weekend, to $36 million, and its cume is hovering around $140 million so far. It seems destined to be another film that ends up around $200 million this Summer. Anarchy will open with about $28.4 million, according to Universal, for a theater average of almost exactly $10,000. That’s stellar business for a film costing $9 million to make, although it is off a bit from the $34 million open enjoyed by last year’s surprise hit. A third installment seems inevitable (and a direct-to-video Part 4 is a good bet).

The weekend’s other two wide releases were well behind the pace. More...

Per Theater Chart: Coming of Age

July 15th, 2014

Boyhood poster

After a weekend with no films in the $10,000 club, this weekend we had the second best per theater average for the year. Boyhood earned nearly $400,000 in just five theaters for an average of $77,524. This is the second best per theater average for the year; only The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with a better average. The overall box office leader, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, was next with an average of $18,304 in nearly 4,000 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Apes Dawns with $73 Million

July 13th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

In the midst of a disappointing Summer for Hollywood, the arrival of an unabashed success is welcome news indeed, and that’s what we have this weekend, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes delivering an excellent $73 million opening weekend, well ahead of early industry expectations. The success of the film is most likely down to two factors: first, its reviews have been excellent, and, second, its storyline is sufficiently interesting to draw in people who aren’t excited by the thought of yet another super hero/monster movie. After the success of Maleficent and the failure of Edge of Tomorrow, films that strive to be a bit different are now scoring 2 out of 3 this Summer; films that are the product of formulas and marketing departments haven’t produced a single out-and-out hit. If the studios could get the message in the that, we really would see the dawn of something. More...

Limited Releases: Boy Oh Boy

July 11th, 2014

Boyhood poster

There are more than a dozen limited releases coming out this week, including a few earning good buzz and / or good reviews. Closed Curtain, Land Ho!, Underwater Dreams all have a shot at finding an audience in limited release. However, leading this pack is Boyhood, the latest from Richard Linklater. If only one movie is a hit this weekend, it will most likely be Boyhood. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/11 19 $387,618   5 $77,524   $387,618 3
2014/07/18 15 $1,170,217 +202% 34 $34,418   $1,785,384 10
2014/07/25 14 $1,761,873 +51% 107 $16,466   $4,162,681 17
2014/08/01 11 $2,398,683 +36% 310 $7,738   $7,442,063 24
2014/08/08 13 $1,973,656 -18% 507 $3,893   $10,537,043 31
2014/08/15 11 $1,992,448 +1% 771 $2,584   $13,642,910 38
2014/08/22 12 $1,653,667 -17% 723 $2,287   $16,315,715 45
2014/08/29 16 $1,522,433 -8% 632 $2,409   $18,522,954 52
2014/09/05 14 $1,152,559 -24% 775 $1,487   $20,474,336 59
2014/09/12 16 $865,047 -25% 659 $1,313   $21,808,498 66
2014/09/19 - $418,405 -52% 375 $1,116   $22,572,321 73
2014/09/26 23 $223,669 -47% 229 $977   $23,016,519 80
2014/10/03 28 $143,691 -36% 138 $1,041   $23,400,453 87
2014/10/10 38 $91,232 -37% 72 $1,267   $23,582,534 94
2014/10/17 43 $71,154 -22% 52 $1,368   $23,721,469 101
2014/10/24 54 $31,630 -56% 37 $855   $23,796,520 108
2014/10/31 53 $34,887 +10% 34 $1,026   $23,860,413 115
2014/11/07 56 $22,054 -37% 26 $848   $23,906,444 122
2014/11/14 59 $14,083 -36% 18 $782   $23,937,960 129
2014/11/21 49 $18,763 +33% 14 $1,340   $23,977,548 136
2014/11/28 48 $17,243 -8% 10 $1,724   $24,004,732 143
2014/12/05 46 $25,700 +49% 18 $1,428   $24,050,737 150
2014/12/12 41 $29,304 +14% 26 $1,127   $24,094,465 157
2014/12/19 42 $21,500 -27% 25 $860   $24,132,338 164
2014/12/26 46 $31,408 +46% 18 $1,745   $24,214,829 171
2015/01/02 46 $41,739 +33% 21 $1,988   $24,299,768 178
2015/01/09 56 $22,023 -47% 20 $1,101   $24,339,423 185
2015/01/16 28 $242,760 +1,002% 136 $1,785   $24,600,207 192
2015/01/23 32 $184,662 -24% 204 $905   $24,906,392 199
2015/01/30 42 $72,924 -61% 131 $557   $25,048,817 206
2015/02/06 53 $42,701 -41% 60 $712   $25,139,641 213
2015/02/13 53 $40,817 -4% 110 $371   $25,204,130 220
2015/02/20 46 $47,700 +17% 170 $281   $25,295,680 227
2015/02/27 63 $22,608 -53% 30 $754   $25,363,857 234

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/15 - $57,073   5 $11,415   $508,821 5
2014/07/16 - $57,736 +1% 5 $11,547   $566,557 6
2014/07/21 16 $143,374   34 $4,217   $1,928,758 11
2014/07/22 - $152,739 +7% 34 $4,492   $2,081,497 12
2014/07/23 - $165,617 +8% 34 $4,871   $2,247,114 13
2014/07/29 - $230,051   107 $2,150   $4,620,944 19
2014/07/30 14 $222,745 -3% 107 $2,082   $4,843,689 20
2014/08/04 11 $283,389   310 $914   $7,725,850 25
2014/08/06 10 $283,779   310 $915   $8,313,109 27
2014/08/12 12 $308,521   506 $610   $11,107,689 33
2014/08/13 12 $299,692 -3% 506 $592   $11,407,381 34
2014/08/18 - $241,632   771 $313   $13,884,542 39
2014/08/19 12 $267,591 +11% 771 $347   $14,152,133 40
2014/08/20 10 $243,642 -9% 771 $316   $14,395,775 41
2014/08/28 - $161,731   632 $256   $16,477,446 49
2014/09/01 - $460,516   632 $729   $18,983,470 53
2014/09/02 - $124,696 -73% 632 $197   $19,108,166 54
2014/09/03 - $108,085 -13% 632 $171   $19,216,251 55
2014/09/04 - $105,526 -2% 632 $167   $19,321,777 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/11 19 $615,167   5 $123,033   $615,167 7
2014/07/18 15 $1,785,641 +190% 34 $52,519   $2,400,808 14
2014/07/25 14 $2,642,572 +48% 101 $26,164   $5,043,380 21
2014/08/01 11 $3,520,007 +33% 310 $11,355   $8,563,387 28
2014/08/08 14 $3,087,075 -12% 506 $6,101   $11,650,462 35
2014/08/15 11 $3,011,586 -2% 771 $3,906   $14,662,048 42
2014/08/22 12 $2,338,473 -22% 723 $3,234   $17,000,521 49
2014/08/29 16 $2,321,256 -1% 632 $3,673   $19,321,777 56
2014/09/05 14 $1,621,674 -30% 726 $2,234   $20,943,451 63
2014/09/12 15 $1,210,465 -25% 659 $1,837   $22,153,916 70
2014/09/19 20 $509,983 -58% 342 $1,491   $22,757,574 77
2014/09/26 19 $499,188 -2% 228 $2,189   $23,256,762 84
2014/10/03 28 $234,540 -53% 138 $1,700   $23,491,302 91
2014/10/10 34 $159,013 -32% 72 $2,209   $23,650,315 98
2014/10/17 47 $83,327 -48% 52 $1,602   $23,764,890 105
2014/10/24 55 $60,636 -27% 37 $1,639   $23,825,526 112
2014/10/31 89 $3,465 -94% 37 $94   $23,828,991 119
2014/11/07 76 $3,061 -12% 37 $83   $23,832,052 126
2014/11/14 78 $3,480 +14% 4 $870   $23,835,532 133
2014/11/21 82 $1,119 -68% 1 $1,119   $23,836,651 140
2014/11/28 45 $37,548 +3,255% 10 $3,755   $24,025,037 147
2014/12/12 41 $50,267   26 $1,933   $24,110,838 161
2014/12/19 47 $50,740 +1% 25 $2,030   $24,183,421 168
2014/12/26 44 $66,553 +31% 18 $3,697   $24,249,974 175
2015/01/02 60 $13,284 -80% 7 $1,898   $24,263,258 182
2015/01/09 51 $40,047 +201% 20 $2,002   $24,357,447 189
2015/01/16 28 $364,283 +810% 133 $2,739   $24,721,730 196
2015/01/23 33 $260,796 -28% 204 $1,278   $24,982,526 203
2015/01/30 41 $114,504 -56% 131 $874   $25,097,030 210
2015/02/06 49 $66,283 -42% 60 $1,105   $25,163,313 217
2015/02/13 44 $84,667 +28% 110 $770   $25,247,980 224
2015/02/20 45 $93,269 +10% 120 $777   $25,341,249 231
2015/02/27 68 $31,036 -67% 29 $1,070   $25,372,285 238
2015/03/06 79 $7,296 -76% 7 $1,042   $25,379,581 245
2015/03/27 102 $150   1 $150   $25,379,731 266
2015/04/03 104 $244 +63% 22 $11   $25,379,975 273

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 9/4/2014 $0 0 25 176 $1,370,619 7/1/2015
Austria 6/5/2014 $0 0 27 117 $257,942 12/17/2015
Belgium 7/16/2014 $120,921 31 32 63 $338,769 12/17/2015
France 7/23/2014 $406,902 116 116 116 $406,902 12/17/2015
Germany 6/5/2014 $0 0 156 698 $2,569,155 12/17/2015
Japan 11/14/2014 $0 0 21 147 $1,852,759 7/27/2016
South Korea 7/19/2016 $0 0 0 0 $1,324,696 8/2/2016
Switzerland 6/5/2014 $0 0 18 45 $350,642 12/16/2015
Ukraine 7/17/2014 $7,988 32 32 53 $15,247 12/17/2015
United Kingdom 7/11/2014 $569,679 89 253 501 $2,432,516 12/17/2015
 
Rest of World $20,973,827
 
International Total$31,893,074 8/2/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/20151133,827 33,827$607,533$607,5331
1/18/20151327,655-18% 61,482$496,684$1,104,2172
2/8/20152119,577 100,105$351,603$1,797,8865

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/2015431,885 31,885$682,979$682,9791
1/18/2015812,925-59% 44,810$333,586$1,016,5652

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