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The Canyons (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,671Details
International Box Office $2,704Details
Worldwide Box Office $62,375
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $18,765 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $18,765
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


While calculating young movie producer Christian makes films to keep his trust fund intact, his actress girlfriend, Tara, hides an affair with an actor from her past. But Christian becomes aware of her infidelity, which leads the young Angelenos into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
23% - Rotten
14% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$250,000
Domestic Releases: August 2nd, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: November 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Hungary)
Video Release: November 26th, 2013 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, language throughout, a bloody crime scene and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2289, 9/11/2013)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Oxford Murders
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Keywords: Movie Business, Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Mental Illness, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Film Noir
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Post Empire Films, Sodium Fox, Filmworks FX, Prettybird Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,463 $306 Sep 13, 2013 45
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,759 $1,581 Aug 23, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,806 $5,309 Aug 16, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,842 $13,068 Aug 9, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,776 $13,351 Aug 2, 2013 3


Amanda Brooks    Gina
Tenille Houston    Cynthia
Gus Van Sant    Dr. Campbell
Jarod Einsohn    Hoodie Guy
Chris Zeishegg    Reed
Victor Fischbarg    Randall
Jim Boeven    Jon
Phil Pavel    Erik
Lily Labeau    Young Hot Girl
Thomas Trussel    Young Hot Guy
Alex Ashbaugh    David
Chris Schellenger    Jaden
Lauren Schacher    Caitlin
Diana Gitelman    Receptionist
Andre De La Fuente    Photographer

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Bret Easton Ellis
Producer    Braxton Pope
Co-Producer    Lindsay Lohan
Co-Producer    Ross Levine
Co-Producer    Kurt Kittleson
Co-Producer    Beau Laughlin
Co-Producer    Ricky Horne, Jr.
Co-Producer    Ken Locsmandi
Director of Photography    John DeFanzio
Editor    Tim Silano
Music Supervisor    Amine Ramer
Composer    Brendan Channing
Production Designer    Stephanie J. Gordon
Costume Designer    Keely Crum

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 26th, 2013

November 25th, 2013

It's a pretty soft week when it comes to new releases. This is not surprising, as it is also Thanksgiving long weekend starting on Wednesday. These releases are only going to be out one day before they are overshadowed by sales. Fortunately, there are a couple of releases that stand out. The biggest of these, and the best, is Breaking Bad: The Final Season. The DVD or the Blu-ray could be a contender for Pick of the Week even during the busiest week. However, I think that honor should go to the show's Blu-ray Megaset. It is expensive, but it is worth it. An honorable mention goes to Mystery Science Theater 3000: 25th Anniversary Edition. More...

Per Theater Chart: Now That's Spectacular

August 7th, 2013

The Spectacular Now debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $49,354 in four theaters. This result, plus its excellent reviews, suggests it will have long legs in limited release. Last week's number one film, Blue Jasmine, slipped to second place with an average of $37,174, but it is now playing in 50 theaters, which is an amazing result. Space Station popped back into the $10,000 with an average of $15,352. It has pulled in $88 million after more than a decade of release. The Canyons earned $13,351 in its lone theater, proving there is no such thing as bad publicity. The reviews, on the other hand, were really bad and the film's only real hope is to become a cult classic. That might happen. More...

Some of the Limited Releases are Spectacular

August 2nd, 2013

While there are not a ton of new releases on this week's list, one of them, The Spectacular Now is not only earning spectacular reviews, but it also has the pedigree and the buzz to suggest it will thrive in theaters. Our Children should also do well in limited release, but likely won't expand significantly. Meanwhile, Cockneys vs. Zombies and Europa Report have niche market appeal that could be filled on the home market. Finally, The Canyons could test the theory that there's no such thing as bad publicity. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/02 55 $13,351   1 $13,351   $13,351 3
2013/08/09 66 $13,068 -2% 5 $2,614   $37,779 10
2013/08/16 81 $5,309 -59% 9 $590   $51,780 17
2013/08/23 91 $1,581 -70% 3 $527   $57,791 24
2013/09/13 103 $306   1 $306   $59,386 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/02 57 $24,711   2 $12,356   $24,711 7
2013/08/09 65 $21,760 -12% 6 $3,627   $46,471 14
2013/08/16 72 $9,739 -55% 9 $1,082   $56,210 21
2013/08/23 85 $2,252 -77% 3 $751   $58,462 28
2013/08/30 101 $618 -73% 1 $618   $59,080 35
2013/09/13 - $591   1 $591   $59,671 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Hungary 11/28/2013 $2,704 5 5 5 $2,704 12/13/2015
International Total$2,704 12/13/2015

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