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Certain Women (2016)

Certain Women
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,037,787Details
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A look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2424, 5/11/2016)
Running Time: 108 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Christine
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Keywords: Life in a Small Town, Sexism, Meaning of Life, Segments, Unrequited Love, Hostage, Lawyers, Dysfunctional Family, Montana
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: IFC Films, Filmscience
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,813 $14,542 Nov 25, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,716 $34,020 Nov 18, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,259 $108,283 Nov 11, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,367 $184,326 Nov 4, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,852 $186,574 Oct 28, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,403 $139,687 Oct 21, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,661 $60,898 Oct 14, 2016 3


   Laura Wells
   Beth Travis
   Gina Lewis
James LeGros    Ryan Lewis
Jared Harris    Fuller
Rene Auberjonois    Albert
Sara Rodier    Guthrie Lewis
John Getz    George Rowles
Ashlie Atkinson    Patty

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Kelly Reichardt
Based on Stories by    Maile Meloy
Producer    Neil Kopp
Producer    Vincent Savino
Producer    Anish Savjani
Executive Producer    Todd Haynes
Executive Producer    Larry Fessenden
Executive Producer    Christopher Carroll
Executive Producer    Nathan Kelly
Editor    Kelly Reichardt
Cinematographer    Christopher Blauvelt
Production Designer    Anthony Gasparro
Costume Designer    April Napier
Composer    Jeff Grace
Casting Director    Mark Bennett
Casting Director    Gayle Keller

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November 23rd, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $64,125 in four theaters. That isn’t the best average we’ve seen this year, but it is fourth place for a 2016 release. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them earned first place on the overall chart and second place with $17,954 on this chart. Nocturnal Animals earned an average of $13,315 in 37 theaters. That’s an impressive average considering how wide it was playing. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened earned an average of $11,745 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the re-release of Daughters of the Dust was the final film in the $10,000 club earning $10,842 in its lone theater. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016


The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

Theater Averages: Godzilla Stomps All Over the Theater Average Chart

October 19th, 2016

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla had a number of special screenings over the weekend and its daily theater count ranged from 26 to 311. This made a huge mess of the theater average chart. I guess adding up the averages for the individual days would be the best, giving it an average of $5,271. However, even that doesn’t take into account the many theaters which only had limited showings on the single day they played the film. It’s a mess.

As for films that are a lot easier to deal with, Miss Hokusai topped that chart with an average of $12,262 in two theaters. This is another hit for GKIDS. Certain Women was right behind with an average of $12,180 in five theaters. Christine was playing in just one theater, earning $11,744. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Accountant Pencils in $24.71 Million Weekend

October 16th, 2016

The Accountant

As expected, The Accountant will be the comfortable winner at the box office this weekend, with Warner Bros. projecting a $24.71 million debut for the thriller. That’s almost identical to the opening enjoyed by The Girl on the Train last weekend, and about average for Ben Affleck. His previous Fall outings all opened in somewhat the same vicinity: Gone Girl hit $37.5 million on opening weekend in 2014; Argo posted $19.5 million in 2012, ahead of a very fruitful box office run and eventual Best Picture award; The Town started out with $23.8 million in 2010. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Oh No, You have to Go to Limited Releases!

October 14th, 2016

Miss Hokusai

There are a ton of limited releases earning great reviews this week. Perhaps too many of them. Some, like Shin Godzilla, have more popular appeal, but many of them, like Tower, are aiming for Oscar Glory. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/14 44 $60,898   5 $12,180   $60,898 3
2016/10/21 32 $139,687 +129% 41 $3,407   $225,266 10
2016/10/28 29 $186,574 +34% 90 $2,073   $470,349 17
2016/11/04 26 $184,326 -1% 138 $1,336   $740,223 24
2016/11/11 34 $108,283 -41% 120 $902   $929,398 31
2016/11/18 47 $34,020 -69% 63 $540   $1,011,020 38
2016/11/25 53 $14,542 -57% 19 $765   $1,037,787 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/14 45 $86,579   5 $17,316   $86,579 7
2016/10/21 34 $197,196 +128% 41 $4,810   $283,775 14
2016/10/28 27 $272,122 +38% 92 $2,958   $555,897 21
2016/11/04 26 $265,218 -3% 138 $1,922   $821,115 28
2016/11/11 34 $155,885 -41% 120 $1,299   $977,000 35
2016/11/18 50 $46,386 -70% 65 $714   $1,023,245 42

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