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Ceremony (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,270Details
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Sam Davis convinces his former best friend to spend a weekend with him to rekindle their friendship at an elegant beachside estate owned by a famous documentary filmmaker. But it soon becomes clear that Sam is secretly infatuated with the filmmaker's fiancée, Zoe, and that his true intention is to thwart their impending nuptials. As Sam's plan begins to unravel, he is forced to realize how complicated love and friendship can be.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
40% - Rotten
31% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 8th, 2011 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: June 21st, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some language, sexual references and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2142, 10/13/2010)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Addiction, Delayed Adulthood, Voiceover/Narration, Prologue, Writing and Writers, Non-Chronological, Road Trip, Wedding Day, Romance, Movie Business
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Nala Films, Polymorphic Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,411 $2,237 May 13, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,279 $1,057 May 6, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,050 $952 Apr 29, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,350 $2,661 Apr 22, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,406 $2,801 Apr 15, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,877 $6,920 Apr 8, 2011 3


   Sam Davis
Reece Daniel Thompson    Schmidt
Lee Pace    Coutell
Jake Johnson    Teddy
Brooke Bloom    Margaret Cornish
Harper Dill    Carol Archer
Rebecca Mader    Esme Ball

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Emilio Diez Barroso
Producer    Darlene Caamano Loquet
Producer    Polly Johnsen
Producer    Matt Spicer
Executive Producer    Jason Reitman
Executive Producer    Daniel Dubiecki
Executive Producer    Joshua Zeman
Executive Producer    Corrie Rothbart
Executive Producer    Billy Rovzar
Executive Producer    Fernando Rovzar
Executive Producer    Jeff Keswin
Co-Producer    Rudy Scalese
Executive Producer    Alejandro García
Screenwriter    Max Winkler

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 21st, 2011

June 21st, 2011

It's another busy week for DVD / Blu-ray with four first-run releases coming out this week. Five if you include Cedar Rapids, which was had surprisingly brisk ticket sales in limited release. Cedar Rapids is also the only one of the big releases that I would consider for Pick of the Week honors. Despite the number of wide releases on this week's list, I'm going with an unorthodox choice for Pick of the Week, "Weird Al" Yankovic - Alpocalypse, but Louie: Season One on Blu-ray earns an honorable mention. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ceremony

June 20th, 2011

Ceremony opened in limited release in April, earned weak reviews, and then disappeared from theaters. Was this a fair result, or does the film deserve to find a wider audience on the home market? More...

Red Returns, But Blank also in the Black

April 12th, 2011

Red State continued its special engagement run earning $82,395 in one theater over the weekend. It has already earned $851,832 and will likely hit a major milestone, or two, before it has its official theatrical release. Blank City opened with $13,989 over the weekend and $21,412 since Wednesday, also in one theater. The Four Times was very, very close behind with $13,678 during its second weekend of release. Independent Spirit Award winner, Meek's Cutoff, was just able to grab a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,021 in two theaters. More...

Limited Releases are Going Wild

April 8th, 2011

There are plenty of limited releases opening this weekend, including a few that are opening wider than usual. Unfortunately, most of the limited releases are either earning poor reviews, or are being ignored by critics. Fortunately, one of the widest releases of the weekend, Born to be Wild 3D, is also one of the films that is earning the best reviews of the week. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 79 $6,920   3 $2,307   $6,920 3
2011/04/15 88 $2,801 -60% 3 $934   $11,626 10
2011/04/22 97 $2,661 -5% 4 $665   $15,462 17
2011/04/29 103 $952 -64% 2 $476   $17,657 24
2011/05/06 114 $1,057 +11% 1 $1,057   $18,986 31
2011/05/13 107 $2,237 +112% 4 $559   $21,666 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 84 $8,825   3 $2,942   $8,825 7
2011/04/15 96 $3,976 -55% 3 $1,325   $12,801 14
2011/04/22 98 $3,904 -2% 4 $976   $16,705 21
2011/04/29 105 $1,224 -69% 2 $612   $17,929 28
2011/05/06 117 $1,500 +23% 1 $1,500   $19,429 35
2011/05/13 110 $2,841 +89% 4 $710   $22,270 42

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