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The Company You Keep (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,132,442Details
International Box Office $8,500,007
Worldwide Box Office $13,632,449
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Jim Grant is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant's world is turned upside down,when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person that can clear his name. Shepard knows the significance of the national news story he has exposed and, for a journalist, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Hell-bent on making a name for himself, he is willing to stop at nothing to capitalize on it. He digs deep into Grant's past. Despite warnings from his editor and threats from the FBI, Shepard relentlessly tracks Grant across the country. As Grant reopens old wounds and reconnects with former members of his antiwar group, the Weather Underground, Shepard realizes something about this man is just not adding up. With the FBI closing in, Shepard uncovers the shocking secrets Grant has been keeping for the past three decades. As Grant and Shepard come face to face in the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, they each must come to terms with who they really are.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
55% - Rotten
45% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 5th, 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
April 26th, 2013 (Expands Wide) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: August 13th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2254, 1/9/2013)
Running Time: 125 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Investigative Journalist, Fugitive / On the Run, Terrorism
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Voltage Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises
Production Countries: United States


   Jim Grant
   Ben Shepard
Julie Christie    Mimi Lurie
Susan Sarandon    Sharon Solarz
Nick Nolte    Donal Fitzgerald
Chris Cooper    Daniel Sloan
Terrence Howard    FBI Agent Cornelius
Stanley Tucci    Ray Fuller
Richard Jenkins    Jed Lewis
Anna Kendrick    Diana
Sam Elliott    Mac Mcleod
Brit Marling    Rebecca Osborne
Brendan Gleeson    Henry Osborne

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Lem Dobbs
Based on the novel "The Company You Keep"    Neil Gordon
Producer    Nicholas Chartier
Producer    Robert Redford
Producer    Bill Holderman
Executive Producer    Craig J. Flores
Executive Producer    Shawn Williamson
Director of Photography    Adriano Goldman
Production Designer    Laurence Bennett
Editor    Mark Day
Costume Designer    Karen Matthews
Composer    Cliff Martinez
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 13th, 2013

August 15th, 2013

We are entering the beginning of TV on DVD season on the home market. As the fall schedule ramps up, more and more TV on DVD releases will come out. This week we have Once Upon A Time: The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as Girls: The Complete Second Season, also on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Both are worth checking out, but I'm waiting for the screeners for both, so I don't want to award either the Pick of the Week. Instead, I'm giving that honor to The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. Meanwhile, What Maisie Knew on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is a close second. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases Scare Away the Competition

June 25th, 2013

You can tell it's summertime, because the two wide releases topped the per theater chart this weekend. Monsters University earned first place on both the overall chart and the per theater average chart with an average of $20,587. World War Z placed second with $18,412. Unfinished Song earned an average of $12,864 in two theaters. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was 20 Feet from Stardom, which earned an average of $10,744 in six theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron Man Has a Story to Tell

May 15th, 2013

Iron Man 3 again earned first place on the Per Theater Chart, but this time it was closer with an average of $17,053. The second best film on the per theater chart was the second best film on the overall chart, The Great Gatsby, which earned an average of $14,168. The best limited release was Stories We Tell with an average of $13,527 in two theaters. It had previously opened in Canada, where it made $360,000. One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das earned $11,515 in one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron Man Ices the Competition

May 7th, 2013

Iron Man 3 dominated the Per Theater Chart earning an average of $40,946 at over 4,000 screens. Two Millenium Films releases were next with The Iceman and What Maisie Knew earning averages of $21,987 and $21,480 respectively. Free the Mind opened with $12,215 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mud Reluctantly Leads the Way

April 30th, 2013

While there were two films in the $10,000 club this week, Kon-Tiki and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, one could argue Mud had the best opening on the per theater chart this past weekend. Kon-Tiki earned an average of $11,084 in two theaters, while The Reluctant Fundamentalist earned an average of $10,307 in three. However, Mud earned an average of $6,103 while playing in 363 theaters. It missed the top ten by just $160,000. More...

Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

April 9th, 2013

The buzz certainly helped Trance, as it earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $32,786 in four theaters. This is not quite as good as Danny Boyle's previous two limited releases, but if it doesn't reach at least one major milestone, I would be shocked. Upstream Color rode the best reviews of the week to second place with $28,649 in its lone theater. The Company You Keep was right behind with an average of $26,344 in five theaters. Mixed reviews will likely hold down its potential to expand. The Place Beyond the Pines was the only holdover to reach the $10,000 mark. It expanded to 30 theaters, but still managed an impressive average of $23,446. More...

Limited Releases: Are Any Limited Releases Worth Keeping?

April 5th, 2013

As usual, there is an eclectic mix of limited releases, including some that have earned some advance buzz, like Trance and The Company You Keep, which should help them at the box office. The best reviewed film of the week is Upstream Color, but it is probably too weird to thrive outside of the art house circuit. It might be too weird to thrive within the art house circuit. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 31 $131,718   5 $26,344   $131,718 3
2013/04/12 19 $277,818 +111% 41 $6,776   $450,428 10
2013/04/19 20 $396,385 +43% 84 $4,719   $950,482 17
2013/04/26 14 $1,152,905 +191% 807 $1,429   $2,251,050 24
2013/05/03 14 $703,465 -39% 541 $1,300   $3,433,182 31
2013/05/10 16 $400,501 -43% 394 $1,017   $4,130,751 38
2013/05/17 20 $225,469 -44% 223 $1,011   $4,510,500 45
2013/05/24 27 $134,645 -40% 96 $1,403   $4,750,148 52
2013/06/07 40 $43,743   51 $858   $4,953,249 66
2013/06/14 41 $30,915 -29% 66 $468   $4,991,785 73
2013/06/21 40 $33,392 +8% 65 $514   $5,041,480 80
2013/06/28 52 $17,764 -47% 41 $433   $5,077,741 87
2013/07/19 66 $9,433   9 $1,048   $5,120,030 108
2013/07/26 80 $1,259 -87% 6 $210   $5,132,442 115

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 35 $172,610   5 $34,522   $172,610 7
2013/04/12 19 $381,487 +121% 41 $9,305   $554,097 14
2013/04/19 20 $544,048 +43% 84 $6,477   $1,098,145 21
2013/04/26 14 $1,631,572 +200% 807 $2,022   $2,729,717 28
2013/05/03 14 $1,000,533 -39% 541 $1,849   $3,730,250 35
2013/05/10 17 $554,781 -45% 394 $1,408   $4,285,031 42
2013/05/17 20 $330,472 -40% 223 $1,482   $4,615,503 49
2013/05/24 29 $134,645 -59% 96 $1,403   $4,750,148 56
2013/06/07 45 $43,743   51 $858   $4,953,249 70
2013/06/14 45 $47,218 +8% 66 $715   $5,008,088 77
2013/06/21 48 $33,392 -29% 65 $514   $5,041,480 84
2013/07/19 57 $20,586   9 $2,287   $5,131,183 112

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