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Calvary (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,600,006Details
International Box Office $13,287,735Details
Worldwide Box Office $16,887,741
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,553 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $205,069 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $214,622
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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

Father James is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral—and often comic—problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 1st, 2014 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
International Releases: July 3rd, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
July 3rd, 2014 (Wide) (New Zealand)
May 14th, 2015 (Wide) (Italy)
Video Release: December 9th, 2014 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2328, 6/25/2014)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Religious, Life in a Small Town, Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Atheism, Suicide Attempt, Serial Killer, Cannibalism, Family Affair
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Reprisal Films, Octagon Films
Production Countries: Ireland,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,433 $7,085 Oct 10, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,464 $13,716 Oct 3, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,688 $18,665 Sep 26, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,202 $60,461 Sep 19, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,592 $183,880 Sep 12, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,570 $343,071 Sep 5, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,807 $530,255 Aug 29, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,518 $511,494 Aug 22, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,267 $405,375 Aug 15, 2014 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,392 $74,149 Aug 1, 2014 3

Cast

   Father James
   Jack
   Fiona
   Dr. Frank Harte
   Michael Fitzgerald
Isaach de Bankole    Simon Asamoah
M. Emmet Walsh    Gerald Ryan
   Teresa
Domhnall Gleeson    Freddie Joyce
David Wilmot    Fr. Timothy Leary
Gary Lydon    Inspector Gerry Stanton
Killian Scott    Milo Herlihy
Orla O'Rourke    Veronica Brennan
Owen Sharpe    Leo McArthur
David McSavage    Bishop Montgomery
Michael Og Lane    Altar Boy
Mark O'Halloran   
Pat Shortt    Brendan Lynch
Declan Conlon   
Anabel Sweeney   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    John Michael McDonagh
Producer    Chris Clark
Producer    Flora Fernandez-Marengo
Producer    James Flynn
Executive Producer    Robert Walak
Executive Producer    Ronan Flynn
Co-Producer    Elizabeth Eves
Co-Producer    Aaron Farrell
Line Producer    Patrick O'Donoghue
Director of Photography    Larry Smith
Casting Director    Jina Jay
Production Designer    Mark Geraghty
Editor    Chris Gill
Costume Designer    Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
Composer    Patrick Cassidy
Music Supervisor    Liz Gallacher

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 9th, 2014

December 9th, 2014

It is a very shallow week on the home market. Granted, Guardians of the Galaxy is coming out this week on DVD or 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack and it would be a clear contender for Pick of the Week even on the busiest of week. However, after that, there is a sharp decline in quality. Calvary and Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead are two very different movies, but both are contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end, I went with Guardians of the Galaxy as the Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Last Days of Limited Releases

September 10th, 2014

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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

September 3rd, 2014

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The Last of Robin Hood led the way on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $17,709 in two theaters. Through a Lens Darkly was the only other member of the $10,000 club with $11,764 in its lone theater. This is more impressive, because it opened on Wednesday. More...

Per Theater Chart: Lovely and Strange

August 27th, 2014

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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...

Ask About Our Limited Releases

August 8th, 2014

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Last week, there was only one limited release that I thought would do well, Calvary. This week might be even weaker. There is only one film earning a good amount of buzz, What If. Unfortunately, its reviews are likely not as good as they need to be. Again like last week, there are also a couple of documentaries that could find audiences in limited release: Fifi Howls from Happiness and The Dog. 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...

Limited Releases: Call in the Calvary

August 1st, 2014

Calvary poster

There are an even dozen films on this week's list, but only Calvary is earning good reviews and strong buzz. Hopefully this will translate into ticket sales, or it will likely be a very bad week for limited releases. There are also a couple of documentaries that could do well in limited release, Finding Fela! and Rich Hill, but neither has the potential for breakout success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/01 40 $74,149   4 $18,537   $74,149 3
2014/08/15 22 $405,375   130 $3,118   $895,411 17
2014/08/22 22 $511,494 +26% 240 $2,131   $1,599,007 24
2014/08/29 27 $530,255 +4% 322 $1,647   $2,333,635 31
2014/09/05 26 $343,071 -35% 285 $1,204   $3,009,843 38
2014/09/12 33 $183,880 -46% 206 $893   $3,342,920 45
2014/09/19 44 $60,461 -67% 99 $611   $3,486,907 52
2014/09/26 60 $18,665 -69% 34 $549   $3,541,350 59
2014/10/03 62 $13,716 -27% 23 $596   $3,570,826 66
2014/10/10 77 $7,085 -48% 12 $590   $3,593,460 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/01 - $19,852   4 $4,963   $19,852 1
2014/08/02 - $29,946 +51% 4 $7,487   $49,798 2
2014/08/03 - $24,351 -19% 4 $6,088   $74,149 3
2014/08/04 - $8,384 -66% 4 $2,096   $82,533 4
2014/08/05 - $7,496 -11% 4 $1,874   $90,029 5
2014/08/06 - $8,345 +11% 4 $2,086   $98,374 6
2014/08/07 - $7,276 -13% 4 $1,819   $105,650 7
2014/08/08 - $67,823 +832% 44 $1,541   $173,473 8
2014/08/09 - $108,089 +59% 44 $2,457   $281,562 9
2014/08/10 - $78,069 -28% 44 $1,774   $359,631 10
2014/08/11 - $30,618 -61% 44 $696   $390,249 11
2014/08/12 - $35,899 +17% 44 $816   $426,148 12
2014/08/13 - $34,944 -3% 44 $794   $461,092 13
2014/08/14 - $28,944 -17% 44 $658   $490,036 14
2014/08/15 - $106,036 +266% 130 $816   $596,072 15
2014/08/16 - $168,195 +59% 130 $1,294   $764,267 16
2014/08/17 - $131,144 -22% 130 $1,009   $895,411 17
2014/08/18 - $46,967 -64% 130 $361   $942,378 18
2014/08/19 - $49,514 +5% 130 $381   $991,892 19
2014/08/20 - $48,219 -3% 130 $371   $1,040,111 20
2014/08/21 - $47,402 -2% 130 $365   $1,087,513 21
2014/08/22 - $144,905 +206% 240 $604   $1,232,418 22
2014/08/23 - $223,514 +54% 240 $931   $1,455,932 23
2014/08/24 - $143,075 -36% 240 $596   $1,599,007 24
2014/08/25 - $49,740 -65% 240 $207   $1,648,747 25
2014/08/26 - $55,762 +12% 240 $232   $1,704,509 26
2014/08/27 - $50,803 -9% 240 $212   $1,755,312 27
2014/08/28 19 $48,107 -5% 240 $200   $1,803,419 28
2014/08/29 - $127,242 +164% 322 $395   $1,930,661 29
2014/08/30 - $196,335 +54% 322 $610   $2,126,996 30
2014/08/31 - $206,639 +5% 322 $642   $2,333,635 31
2014/09/01 - $185,150 -10% 322 $575   $2,518,785 32
2014/09/02 - $52,239 -72% 322 $162   $2,571,024 33
2014/09/03 - $49,724 -5% 322 $154   $2,620,748 34
2014/09/04 - $46,024 -7% 322 $143   $2,666,772 35
2014/09/05 - $98,008 +113% 285 $344   $2,764,780 36
2014/09/06 - $163,817 +67% 285 $575   $2,928,597 37
2014/09/07 - $81,246 -50% 285 $285   $3,009,843 38
2014/09/08 - $31,804 -61% 285 $112   $3,041,647 39
2014/09/09 - $38,501 +21% 285 $135   $3,080,148 40
2014/09/10 - $38,704 +1% 285 $136   $3,118,852 41
2014/09/11 - $40,188 +4% 285 $141   $3,159,040 42
2014/09/12 - $52,300 +30% 206 $254   $3,211,340 43
2014/09/13 - $87,789 +68% 206 $426   $3,299,129 44
2014/09/14 - $43,791 -50% 206 $213   $3,342,920 45
2014/09/15 - $18,547 -58% 206 $90   $3,361,467 46
2014/09/16 - $21,658 +17% 206 $105   $3,383,125 47
2014/09/17 - $22,628 +4% 206 $110   $3,405,753 48
2014/09/18 - $20,693 -9% 206 $100   $3,426,446 49
2014/09/19 - $16,790 -19% 99 $170   $3,443,236 50
2014/09/20 - $27,277 +62% 99 $276   $3,470,513 51
2014/09/21 - $16,394 -40% 99 $166   $3,486,907 52
2014/09/22 - $8,246 -50% 99 $83   $3,495,153 53
2014/09/23 - $8,160 -1% 99 $82   $3,503,313 54
2014/09/24 - $9,298 +14% 99 $94   $3,512,611 55
2014/09/25 - $10,074 +8% 99 $102   $3,522,685 56
2014/09/26 - $6,445 -36% 34 $190   $3,529,130 57
2014/09/27 - $7,859 +22% 34 $231   $3,536,989 58
2014/09/28 - $4,361 -45% 34 $128   $3,541,350 59
2014/09/29 - $3,146 -28% 34 $93   $3,544,496 60
2014/09/30 - $2,751 -13% 34 $81   $3,547,247 61
2014/10/01 - $5,548 +102% 34 $163   $3,552,795 62
2014/10/02 - $4,315 -22% 34 $127   $3,557,110 63
2014/10/03 - $3,475 -19% 23 $151   $3,560,585 64
2014/10/04 - $7,005 +102% 23 $305   $3,567,590 65
2014/10/05 - $3,236 -54% 23 $141   $3,570,826 66
2014/10/06 - $6,052 +87% 23 $263   $3,576,878 67
2014/10/07 - $2,416 -60% 23 $105   $3,579,294 68
2014/10/08 - $2,948 +22% 23 $128   $3,582,242 69
2014/10/09 - $4,133 +40% 23 $180   $3,586,375 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/01 41 $105,650   4 $26,413   $105,650 7
2014/08/08 27 $384,386 +264% 44 $8,736   $490,036 14
2014/08/15 22 $597,477 +55% 130 $4,596   $1,087,513 21
2014/08/22 24 $715,906 +20% 240 $2,983   $1,803,419 28
2014/08/29 26 $863,353 +21% 322 $2,681   $2,666,772 35
2014/09/05 24 $492,268 -43% 285 $1,727   $3,159,040 42
2014/09/12 32 $267,406 -46% 206 $1,298   $3,426,446 49
2014/09/19 40 $96,239 -64% 99 $972   $3,522,685 56
2014/09/26 55 $34,425 -64% 34 $1,013   $3,557,110 63
2014/10/03 62 $29,265 -15% 23 $1,272   $3,586,375 70
2014/10/10 75 $13,631 -53% 13 $1,049   $3,600,006 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/3/2014 $342,933 36 73 195 $1,620,537 12/17/2015
Italy 5/14/2015 $0 0 1 1 $32,928 10/20/2015
New Zealand 7/3/2014 $60,484 25 36 124 $353,528 12/17/2015
 
Rest of World $11,280,742
 
International Total$13,287,735 12/17/2015

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