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Digging for Fire (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $119,364Details
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Tim and Lee are married with a young child. The chance to stay at a fancy home in the Hollywood Hills is complicated by Tim's discovery of a bone and a rusty old gun in the yard. Tim is excited by the idea of a mystery, but Lee doesn't want him to dig any further, preferring that he focus on the family taxes, which he promised to do weeks ago. This disagreement sends them on separate and unexpected adventures over the course of a weekend, as Tim and his friends seek clues to the mystery while Lee searches for answers to the bigger questions of marriage and parenthood.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
66% - Fresh
42% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 21st, 2015 (Limited) by The Orchard
Video Release: August 25th, 2015 by The Orchard
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2376, 6/3/2015)
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Los Angeles, Screenplay Written By the Star, Relatives Playing Relatives, Family Affair, Gratuitous Cameos
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: The Orchard, Forager Film Company, Webber Gilbert Media Group, Dark Arts, Lucky Coffee Productions, Garrett Motion Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,886 $525 Sep 25, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,405 $557 Sep 18, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,392 $3,040 Sep 11, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,481 $8,071 Sep 4, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,424 $48,473 Aug 28, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,876 $24,544 Aug 21, 2015 3


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Brie Larson    Max
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Mike Birbiglia    Phil
Anna Kendrick    Alicia
Sam Elliott    Pop Pop
Judith Light    Grandma
Melanie Lynskey    Squiggy

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jake Johnson
Screenwriter    Joe Swanberg
Producer    Joe Swanberg
Producer    Jake Johnson
Producer    Alicia Van Couvering
Executive Producer    Peter Gilbert
Executive Producer    Eddie Linker
Executive Producer    Chris Webber
Editor    Joe Swanberg
Director of Photography    Ben Richardson
Composer    Dan Romer
Music Supervisor    Chris Swanson

Per Theater Chart: Grandma's Road Trip to Success

August 26th, 2015


Grandma led all of the new releases, both in terms of reviews and in terms of per theater average. The film opened with $116,000 in four theaters for an average of $28,885. There was a very tight race for second place between The Quay Brothers in 35MM ($16,955 in one theater) and Learning to Drive ($16.504 in four theaters). More...

Weekend Estimates: Compton Brushes Off Newcomers

August 23rd, 2015

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Limited and VOD Releases: Autumn Years and Oscar Glory

August 21st, 2015


It might not be a good week for limited releases overall, but we do have a potential Oscar nominee opening this week. Grandma is not only earning the best reviews of the week, but Lily Tomlin is earning some early Awards Season buzz. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 53 $24,544   3 $8,181   $24,544 3
2015/08/28 47 $48,473 +97% 30 $1,616   $76,582 10
2015/09/04 76 $8,071 -83% 17 $475   $98,081 17
2015/09/11 90 $3,040 -62% 7 $434   $115,822 24
2015/09/18 102 $557 -82% 5 $111   $118,379 31
2015/09/25 107 $525 -6% 2 $263   $119,364 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 61 $28,109   3 $9,370   $28,109 7
2015/08/28 51 $61,901 +120% 30 $2,063   $90,010 14
2015/09/04 72 $22,772 -63% 17 $1,340   $112,782 21
2015/09/11 89 $5,040 -78% 7 $720   $117,822 28
2015/09/18 106 $1,017 -80% 5 $203   $118,839 35

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