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The Finest Hours (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $27,569,558Details
International Box Office $20,627,694Details
Worldwide Box Office $48,197,252
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,389,536 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,681,595 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,071,131
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber, set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 29th, 2016 (Wide) by Walt Disney
January 29th, 2016 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
International Releases: January 27th, 2016 (Wide) (Belgium)
January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Bolivia)
January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Cambodia)
January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Colombia)
January 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
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Video Release: May 24th, 2016 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for intense sequences of peril.
(Rating bulletin 2401, 11/25/2015)
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Extreme Weather, On a Boat, Disaster, Rescue, Ensemble, 1950s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment, Red Hawk Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,586 $52,154 Apr 1, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,485 $86,817 Mar 25, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,159 $178,430 Mar 18, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,633 $178,453 Mar 11, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,872 $259,970 Mar 4, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,992 $434,041 Feb 26, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,938 $1,010,546 Feb 19, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,421 $2,715,268 Feb 12, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,218 $4,826,239 Feb 5, 2016 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 301 $10,288,932 Jan 29, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,760 $10,288,932 Jan 29, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 642 3,143 Jan 29, 2016 3

Cast

   Bernie Webber
Casey Affleck    Raymond Sybert
Ben Foster    Richard Livesey
Eric Bana    Daniel Cluff
Holliday Grainger    Miriam
John Ortiz    Seaman Wallace Quirey
Josh Stewart    Tchuda Southerland
Keiyan Lonsdale    Eldon Hanan
Michael Raymond-James    Seaman D.A. Brown
Kyle Gallner    Andy Fitzgerald
John Magaro    Ervin Maske
Graham McTavish    Frank Fauteux
Beau Knapp    Mel Gouthro
Abraham Benrubi    George "Tiny" Meyers
Rachel Brosenahan    Bea Hansen
Ben Koldyke    Donald Bangs
Matthew Maher    Carl Nickerson
Alexander Cook    John Stello
Polly Pillsbury    Local Townsfolk
Peg Saurman Holzemer    Local Townsfolk
Larry Eudene    Pendleton Crew #3 Whistle Blower
Gene Harrison    Pendleton Crew Member #5
Joseph Barrett    Medic

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Paul Tamasy
Screenwriter    Scott Silver
Screenwriter    Eric Johnson
Based on the Book by    Casey Sherman
Based on the Book by    Michael J. Tougias
Producer    Jim Whitaker
Producer    Dorothy Aufiero
Executive Producer    Doug Merrifield
Director of Photography    Javier Aguirresarobe
Production Designer    Michael Corenblith
Editor    Tatiana S. Riegel
Costume Designer    Louise Frogley
Composer    Carter Burwell
Line Producer    Doug Merrifield
Production Supervisor    Robert Mazaraki
Assistant Director    Vincent Lascoumes
Assistant Director    Christophe Le Chanu
Assistant Director    Emma Barber
Assistant Director    Chad Goyette
Unit Production Manager    Doug Merrifield
Casting Director    Mindy Marin
Additional Casting-Casting Associate    Kara Lipson
Sound Mixer    Tom Williams
Associate Producer    Christine Whitaker
Script Supervisor    Diane Durant
Assistant Editor    Daniel Boccoli
Assistant Editor    Jered Zalman
Editor    Michael McCusker
Music Editor    Adam Milo Smalley
Music Editor    Jon Mooney
Score Mixer    Michael Farrow
Art Director    William Ladd Skinner
Art Director    Ravi Bansal
Assistant Art Director    Sam Avila
Set Decorator    Susan Benjamin
Set Designer    Lorrie Campbell
Set Designer    Robert Johnson
Set Designer    Bria Kinter
Set Designer    Masako Masuda
Set Designer    Richard Reynolds
Set Designer    Steven M. Saylor
Set Designer    Clint Wallace
Set Designer    Robert Woodruff
Costume Supervisor    Caroline Errington
Make up    Whitney James
Hairstylist    Mary Mastro
Sound Editor    Mark P. Stoeckinger
Sound Designer    Alan Rankin
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Koyama
Re-recording Mixer    Dean A. Zupancic
Re-recording Mixer    Martyn Zub
Sound Effects Editor    Todd Toon
Sound Effects Editor    Tim Walston
Sound Effects Editor    Stephen P. Robinson
Sound Effects Editor    Albert Gasser
Sound Effects Editor    Ann Scibelli
Dialogue Editor    Michele Perrone
Stunt Coordinator    Kevin Scott
Stunt Coordinator    Kevin L. Jackson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Kevin Hahn
Visual Effects Supervisor    Seth Maury
Visual Effects Supervisor    Aaron Weintraub
Special Effects Supervisor    Mark Hawker
Special Effects Coordinator    Craig Barnett
Visual Effects Producer    Paul V. Molles
Visual Effects Producer    Felix Crawshaw
Visual Effects Producer    Veronique Messier Lauzon
Visual Effects Producer    Sarah McMurdo
Animation Supervisor    Tom Goodenough
Special Effects    Robert Caban

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The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 4 $10,288,932   3,143 $3,274   $10,288,932 3
2016/02/05 7 $4,826,239 -53% 3,143 $1,536   $18,491,899 10
2016/02/12 11 $2,715,268 -44% 1,794 $1,514   $23,243,114 17
2016/02/19 16 $1,010,546 -63% 946 $1,068   $25,473,815 24
2016/02/26 26 $434,041 -57% 507 $856   $26,353,900 31
2016/03/04 30 $259,970 -40% 218 $1,193   $26,766,651 38
2016/03/11 30 $178,453 -31% 142 $1,257   $27,030,752 45
2016/03/18 33 $178,430 n/c 176 $1,014   $27,279,548 52
2016/03/25 32 $86,817 -51% 123 $706   $27,452,772 59
2016/04/01 44 $52,154 -40% 81 $644   $27,550,735 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 2 $3,335,087   3,143 $1,061   $3,335,087 1
2016/01/30 4 $4,339,333 +30% 3,143 $1,381   $7,674,420 2
2016/01/31 4 $2,614,512 -40% 3,143 $832   $10,288,932 3
2016/02/01 4 $761,434 -71% 3,143 $242   $11,050,366 4
2016/02/02 3 $1,129,280 +48% 3,143 $359   $12,179,646 5
2016/02/03 4 $759,155 -33% 3,143 $242   $12,938,801 6
2016/02/04 4 $726,859 -4% 3,143 $231   $13,665,660 7
2016/02/05 7 $1,536,603 +111% 3,143 $489   $15,202,263 8
2016/02/06 7 $2,514,725 +64% 3,143 $800   $17,716,988 9
2016/02/07 7 $774,911 -69% 3,143 $247   $18,491,899 10
2016/02/08 5 $469,335 -39% 3,143 $149   $18,961,234 11
2016/02/09 5 $686,426 +46% 3,143 $218   $19,647,660 12
2016/02/10 5 $462,478 -33% 3,143 $147   $20,110,138 13
2016/02/11 6 $417,708 -10% 3,143 $133   $20,527,846 14
2016/02/12 11 $588,492 +41% 1,794 $328   $21,116,338 15
2016/02/13 11 $1,057,352 +80% 1,794 $589   $22,173,690 16
2016/02/14 12 $1,069,424 +1% 1,794 $596   $23,243,114 17
2016/02/15 11 $525,545 -51% 1,794 $293   $23,768,659 18
2016/02/16 9 $291,417 -45% 1,794 $162   $24,060,076 19
2016/02/17 9 $207,486 -29% 1,794 $116   $24,267,562 20
2016/02/18 9 $195,707 -6% 1,794 $109   $24,463,269 21
2016/02/19 - $281,688 +44% 946 $298   $24,744,957 22
2016/02/20 15 $464,833 +65% 946 $491   $25,209,790 23
2016/02/21 - $264,025 -43% 946 $279   $25,473,815 24
2016/02/22 14 $89,208 -66% 946 $94   $25,563,023 25
2016/02/23 12 $139,789 +57% 946 $148   $25,702,812 26
2016/02/24 12 $120,367 -14% 946 $127   $25,823,179 27
2016/02/25 14 $96,680 -20% 946 $102   $25,919,859 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/29 4 $13,665,660   3,143 $4,348   $13,665,660 7
2016/02/05 7 $6,862,186 -50% 3,143 $2,183   $20,527,846 14
2016/02/12 11 $3,935,423 -43% 1,794 $2,194   $24,463,269 21
2016/02/19 16 $1,456,590 -63% 946 $1,540   $25,919,859 28
2016/02/26 25 $586,822 -60% 507 $1,157   $26,506,681 35
2016/03/04 29 $345,618 -41% 218 $1,585   $26,852,299 42
2016/03/11 36 $248,819 -28% 142 $1,752   $27,101,118 49
2016/03/18 32 $264,837 +6% 176 $1,505   $27,365,955 56
2016/03/25 32 $132,626 -50% 123 $1,078   $27,498,581 63
2016/04/01 45 $70,977 -46% 81 $876   $27,569,558 70

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 3/3/2016 $188,852 63 63 121 $353,534 4/12/2016
Australia 3/4/2016 $176,610 183 183 317 $363,584 6/9/2016
Belgium 1/27/2016 $55,759 82 82 82 $55,759 6/9/2016
Bolivia 1/28/2016 $44,634 12 14 33 $111,022 2/17/2016
Brazil 2/18/2016 $253,253 171 171 244 $384,305 6/9/2016
Bulgaria 2/5/2016 $37,090 42 42 121 $101,092 3/15/2016
Cambodia 1/28/2016 $18,760 10 10 10 $22,962 2/2/2016
Central America 3/3/2016 $0 0 4 5 $270,169 3/29/2016
Chile 3/3/2016 $115,071 69 69 76 $160,910 3/22/2016
Colombia 1/28/2016 $197,824 212 212 267 $304,987 2/9/2016
Czech Republic 1/28/2016 $24,234 64 64 64 $24,234 2/2/2016
Ecuador 2/5/2016 $0 0 79 160 $554,575 3/15/2016
Egypt 2/3/2016 $24,467 1 1 2 $55,709 2/17/2016
France 2/24/2016 $298,285 202 202 202 $300,577 6/9/2016
Germany 3/31/2016 $32,296 57 57 57 $32,296 6/9/2016
Greece 3/17/2016 $38,912 18 18 33 $84,824 6/9/2016
Hong Kong 2/25/2016 $620,348 54 54 134 $1,196,108 6/9/2016
India 2/5/2016 $0 0 20 20 $293,008 6/9/2016
Indonesia 1/29/2016 $728,174 292 292 319 $1,611,331 3/1/2016
Iraq 2/4/2016 $14,053 6 6 13 $36,024 2/23/2016
Israel 1/28/2016 $68,364 47 47 82 $96,757 2/9/2016
Italy 3/31/2016 $26,297 15 15 15 $26,297 6/9/2016
Japan 2/27/2016 $876,030 407 407 810 $2,221,112 6/9/2016
Kenya 2/5/2016 $0 0 18 18 $21,827 2/17/2016
Kuwait 2/4/2016 $218,195 14 14 47 $837,144 3/8/2016
Lebanon 2/4/2016 $43,581 10 10 25 $183,460 3/1/2016
Malaysia 2/18/2016 $295,151 120 120 355 $628,349 6/9/2016
Mexico 2/26/2016 $375,024 0 65 65 $872,330 6/9/2016
Netherlands 1/28/2016 $43,790 47 47 47 $43,790 6/9/2016
New Zealand 2/5/2016 $92,125 89 89 221 $210,353 6/9/2016
Oman 2/4/2016 $66,405 10 14 31 $178,209 2/23/2016
Peru 1/28/2016 $122,591 72 72 119 $258,479 2/23/2016
Philippines 3/2/2016 $161,295 130 130 130 $161,295 3/8/2016
Portugal 2/4/2016 $68,173 59 59 155 $222,475 6/9/2016
Romania 1/29/2016 $0 0 43 43 $272,810 2/17/2016
Russia (CIS) 2/4/2016 $1,473,895 981 981 2692 $2,985,976 2/25/2016
Singapore 2/18/2016 $179,805 33 33 73 $318,022 6/9/2016
South Africa 2/5/2016 $0 0 75 75 $154,605 6/9/2016
Taiwan 3/11/2016 $0 0 11 16 $1,158,023 6/9/2016
Thailand 1/28/2016 $186,731 130 130 217 $359,113 6/9/2016
Turkey 1/29/2016 $108,188 76 76 156 $286,093 2/17/2016
Ukraine 2/4/2016 $155,379 199 199 500 $525,342 3/1/2016
United Arab Emirates 2/4/2016 $640,364 72 72 183 $1,541,392 3/15/2016
United Kingdom 2/19/2016 $355,197 424 424 733 $723,874 6/9/2016
Uruguay 3/3/2016 $14,641 8 8 15 $23,557 3/22/2016
 
International Total$20,627,694 6/9/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/29/2016461,699 61,699$1,127,241$1,127,2411
6/5/20161617,815-71% 79,514$355,587$1,482,8282

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/29/2016541,965 41,965$976,935$976,9351
6/5/20161610,310-75% 52,274$257,639$1,234,5742

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