Follow us on

Buck (2011)

Buck poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,036,175Details
International Box Office $487,797Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,523,972
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will." So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. BUCK follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life "horse-whisperer", he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 17th, 2011 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: April 27th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
May 31st, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
August 31st, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
Video Release: October 4th, 2011 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury.
(Rating bulletin 2167, 4/13/2011)
Running Time: 88 minutes
Comparisons: vs. African Cats
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Biography, Animal Lead, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Cedar Creek Prods, Motto Pictures, Back Allie Prods
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,279 $4,074 Sep 23, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,790 $28,298 Sep 16, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,866 $39,355 Sep 9, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,025 $47,548 Sep 2, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,208 $55,785 Aug 26, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,296 $73,947 Aug 19, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,262 $108,232 Aug 12, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,103 $190,356 Aug 5, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,630 $178,919 Jul 29, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,845 $266,508 Jul 22, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,353 $301,980 Jul 15, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,787 $386,172 Jul 8, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,201 $480,883 Jul 1, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,908 $291,503 Jun 24, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,543 $67,548 Jun 17, 2011 3

Cast

Buck Brannaman    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Julie Goldman
Editor    Toby Shimin
Executive Producer    Cindy Meehl
Line Producer    Alice Henty
Associate Producer    Sofia Santana
Cinematographer    Guy Mossman
Cinematographer    Luke Geissbuhler
Composer    David Robbins

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 4th, 2011

October 5th, 2011

It's a maddening week on the home market. There were more than a dozen featured reviews this week, and what seems like an equal number that are late. (And that's not mentioning the more than a dozen Blu-rays and DVDs that arrived late last week that I still haven't gotten to. At least I don't have to worry about not having enough to do for the next few weeks.) There were a number of contenders for Pick of the Week, including The Walking Dead: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray. But in the end I choose The Lion King Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Per Theater Chart: Restlessly Waiting for Awards Season

September 21st, 2011

Restless won the race to the top of the per theater chart with $15,467 in its lone theater. However, given its reviews, I don't think the word of mouth will be there to help it expand. The Lion King was second with an average of $12,941. The Mill and the Cross was the only other film to cross $10,000 at $11,354 over the weekend and $15,443 from Wednesday through Sunday. More...

The Future of the Per Theater Chart

August 3rd, 2011

Miranda July's second film, The Future, opened about as well as her first film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, did. It earned $27,137 in its lone theater, which was enough for top spot on the per theater chart and suggests a strong potential for expansion. The Devil's Double and The Guard were in a virtual tie with averages of $19,283 and $19,209 respectively. Attack the Block was one of the wider limited releases of the week, and it had the biggest opening in terms of raw dollars. Furthermore, its average of $17,198 suggest potential to expand. El Bulli: Cooking in Progress opened in one theater earning $12,756 over the weekend and $20,699 since Wednesday. Sarah's Key expanded from 5 theaters to 33, but still managed a very strong per theater average of $11,112. The final film to cross the $10,000 per theater average was The Smurfs at $10,489. More...

Per Theater Chart: Harry Potter and Yet Another Record

July 19th, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Part 2 added another record over the weekend earning the highest per theater average for a wide release with $38,672, surpassing the previous record holder, The Dark Knight. However, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour still holds the record for best per theater average for a number one film at $45,561. That record might not be broken till the $200 million opening weekend milestone is cracked. The only other member of the $10,000 club was Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness, which grew by a few percent to $20,998. Its ability to expand is untested, but growth is always a good sign. More...

Per Theater Chart: Transformers Towers over Terri

July 6th, 2011

There were only two films in the $10,000 club with Transformers: Dark of the Moon easily outperforming Terri $23,937 to $10,851. For the former, that was enough to break records over Independence Day. For the latter it's probably not enough to suggest significant expansion, but it might stick around longer than most limited releases. More...

Per Theater Chart Gets Real

June 21st, 2011

A trio of documentaries led the way on the per theater chart starting with Buck. This filmed earned an average of $16,887 in four theaters, which is better than expected. Page One: Inside the New York Times opened with an average of $14,456 in two theaters, while JIG was right behind with an average of $14,086 in five. The overall box office leader, Green Lantern, also topped $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $13,935. The Tree of Life barely managed to stay ahead of the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,121; however, it is in its fourth week of release and it is playing in more than 100 theaters, so this is a fantastic result. More...

Weekend Estimates: Green Lantern Lights the Way

June 19th, 2011

As expected, Green Lantern led the way at the box office this weekend, based on studio estimates released on Sunday, but a weak performance on Saturday and an expected further decline on Sunday will leave it with a fairly modest $52.69 million weekend, according to Warner Bros.' estimate. That puts it behind X-Men: First Class ($55 million) and Thor ($66 million) so far as opening weekends for superhero movies are concerned, and its reviews suggest it won't have the legs of the other two. Mr. Popper's Penguins also under-performed compared to original expectations, although its $18.2 million debut is in line with the numbers Fox was expecting going in to the weekend. More...

Limited Releases Need to Buck Up

June 17th, 2011

While looking over the list of limited releases coming out this week, one could be concerned about the lack of a top-tier release. There are a number of films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews and could find audiences at the art house circuit; however, it is hard to pick out one that has a legitimate shot at mainstream success. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 34 $67,548   4 $16,887   $67,548 3
2011/06/24 19 $291,503 +332% 54 $5,398   $386,749 10
2011/07/01 18 $480,883 +65% 131 $3,671   $1,011,378 17
2011/07/08 22 $386,172 -20% 151 $2,557   $1,703,831 24
2011/07/15 26 $301,980 -22% 137 $2,204   $2,223,013 31
2011/07/22 26 $266,508 -12% 123 $2,167   $2,679,230 38
2011/07/29 31 $178,919 -33% 111 $1,612   $3,013,757 45
2011/08/05 27 $190,356 +6% 126 $1,511   $3,309,009 52
2011/08/12 38 $108,232 -43% 101 $1,072   $3,537,741 59
2011/08/19 46 $73,947 -32% 78 $948   $3,693,155 66
2011/08/26 46 $55,785 -25% 65 $858   $3,795,022 73
2011/09/02 57 $47,548 -15% 73 $651   $3,878,650 80
2011/09/09 58 $39,355 -17% 78 $505   $3,955,363 87
2011/09/16 58 $28,298 -28% 63 $449   $4,003,332 94
2011/09/23 102 $4,074 -86% 14 $291   $4,023,123 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/04 17 $120,453   131 $919   $1,131,831 18
2011/09/05 53 $17,011   73 $233   $3,895,661 81

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 38 $95,246   4 $23,812   $95,246 7
2011/06/24 21 $435,249 +357% 54 $8,060   $530,495 14
2011/07/01 19 $787,164 +81% 131 $6,009   $1,317,659 21
2011/07/08 23 $603,374 -23% 152 $3,970   $1,921,033 28
2011/07/15 26 $491,689 -19% 135 $3,642   $2,412,722 35
2011/07/22 28 $422,116 -14% 126 $3,350   $2,834,838 42
2011/07/29 31 $283,815 -33% 111 $2,557   $3,118,653 49
2011/08/05 26 $310,856 +10% 126 $2,467   $3,429,509 56
2011/08/12 35 $189,036 -39% 101 $1,872   $3,618,545 63
2011/08/19 43 $120,029 -37% 77 $1,559   $3,739,237 70
2011/08/26 47 $91,865 -23% 65 $1,413   $3,831,102 77
2011/09/02 54 $84,906 -8% 73 $1,163   $3,916,008 84
2011/09/09 57 $59,026 -30% 78 $757   $3,975,034 91
2011/09/16 59 $44,015 -25% 63 $699   $4,019,049 98

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 8/31/2012 $0 0 22 35 $15,302 12/11/2015
Germany 5/31/2012 $61,774 35 45 202 $255,258 12/10/2015
United Kingdom 4/27/2012 $3,607 2 2 2 $3,607 12/6/2015
 
Rest of World $213,630
 
International Total$487,797 12/11/2015

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.