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Frozen River (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,511,476Details
International Box Office $3,518,653
Worldwide Box Office $6,030,129
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  4. Video Sales
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  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 1st, 2008 (Exclusive) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: February 10th, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some language
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 164 $4,939 Mar 13, 2009 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 123 $15,391 Mar 6, 2009 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 165 $9,547 Feb 27, 2009 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 150 $21,009 Feb 20, 2009 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 155 $26,516 Feb 13, 2009 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 170 $29,439 Feb 6, 2009 192
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,099 $427 Dec 26, 2008 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,102 $1,471 Dec 19, 2008 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 882 $8,951 Dec 12, 2008 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,331 $2,597 Dec 5, 2008 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,543 $3,189 Nov 28, 2008 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,630 $5,525 Nov 21, 2008 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,550 $15,562 Nov 14, 2008 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,691 $19,793 Nov 7, 2008 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,820 $26,227 Oct 31, 2008 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,994 $30,369 Oct 24, 2008 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,225 $34,514 Oct 17, 2008 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,441 $40,283 Oct 10, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,497 $59,336 Oct 3, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,430 $92,126 Sep 26, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,442 $133,494 Sep 19, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,728 $162,044 Sep 12, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,777 $282,428 Sep 5, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,489 $256,749 Aug 29, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,551 $147,116 Aug 22, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,783 $59,664 Aug 15, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,305 $55,522 Aug 8, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,498 $70,234 Aug 1, 2008 3

Cast

Melissa Leo    Ray Eddy
Michael O'Keefe    Trooper Finnerty

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February 20th, 2009

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February 10th, 2009

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January 22nd, 2009

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Awards Season - SAG Strikes Back

December 28th, 2008

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December 2nd, 2008

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Per Theater Chart is Rocking

October 15th, 2008

Two limited releases performed amazingly on this week's per theater chart with RocknRolla earning first place with an average of $20,672 in seven theaters. Second place went to Happy-Go-Lucky with an average of $18,467 in four. Meanwhile, last week's winner, Rachel Getting Married, remained potent with an average of $16,505, despite tripling its theater count. More...

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September 9th, 2008

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/01 37 $70,234   7 $10,033   $70,234 3
2008/08/08 43 $55,522 -21% 7 $7,932   $168,015 10
2008/08/15 45 $59,664 +7% 15 $3,978   $254,777 17
2008/08/22 33 $147,116 +147% 41 $3,588   $431,865 24
2008/08/29 31 $256,749 +75% 69 $3,721   $749,332 31
2008/09/05 29 $282,428 +10% 91 $3,104   $1,153,521 38
2008/09/12 33 $162,044 -43% 86 $1,884   $1,409,327 45
2008/09/19 37 $133,494 -18% 96 $1,391   $1,760,310 52
2008/09/26 44 $92,126 -31% 76 $1,212   $1,905,400 59
2008/10/03 50 $59,336 -36% 57 $1,041   $1,996,900 66
2008/10/10 53 $40,283 -32% 51 $790   $2,061,019 73
2008/10/17 56 $34,514 -14% 50 $690   $2,112,984 80
2008/10/24 59 $30,369 -12% 42 $723   $2,158,393 87
2008/10/31 57 $26,227 -14% 24 $1,093   $2,198,174 94
2008/11/07 65 $19,793 -25% 30 $660   $2,230,237 101
2008/11/14 62 $15,562 -21% 26 $599   $2,261,468 108
2008/11/21 77 $5,525 -64% 15 $368   $2,275,673 115
2008/11/28 83 $3,189 -42% 6 $532   $2,284,536 122
2008/12/05 89 $2,597 -19% 6 $433   $2,291,511 129
2008/12/12 65 $8,951 +245% 13 $689   $2,303,266 136
2008/12/19 78 $1,471 -84% 4 $368   $2,307,807 143
2008/12/26 80 $427 -71% 1 $427   $2,309,148 150
2009/02/06 53 $29,439   25 $1,178   $2,339,397 192
2009/02/13 58 $26,516 -10% 25 $1,061   $2,423,186 199
2009/02/20 63 $21,009 -21% 24 $875   $2,459,187 206
2009/02/27 73 $9,547 -55% 10 $955   $2,477,794 213
2009/03/06 65 $15,391 +61% 12 $1,283   $2,495,848 220
2009/03/13 87 $4,939 -68% 5 $988   $2,508,841 227

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/01 33 $63,225   69 $916   $812,557 32
2009/02/16 52 $5,866   25 $235   $2,429,052 200

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/01 40 $112,493   7 $16,070   $112,493 7
2008/08/08 49 $82,620 -27% 7 $11,803   $195,113 14
2008/08/15 49 $89,636 +8% 15 $5,976   $284,749 21
2008/08/22 35 $207,834 +132% 41 $5,069   $492,583 28
2008/08/29 31 $378,510 +82% 69 $5,486   $871,093 35
2008/09/05 29 $376,190 -1% 91 $4,134   $1,247,283 42
2008/09/12 34 $217,489 -42% 86 $2,529   $1,464,772 49
2008/09/19 36 $186,458 -14% 96 $1,942   $1,813,274 56
2008/09/26 44 $124,290 -33% 76 $1,635   $1,937,564 63
2008/10/03 48 $83,172 -33% 57 $1,459   $2,020,736 70
2008/10/10 55 $57,734 -31% 51 $1,132   $2,078,470 77
2008/10/17 56 $49,554 -14% 50 $991   $2,128,024 84
2008/10/24 61 $43,923 -11% 42 $1,046   $2,171,947 91
2008/10/31 58 $38,497 -12% 24 $1,604   $2,210,444 98
2008/11/07 60 $35,462 -8% 30 $1,182   $2,245,906 105
2008/11/14 60 $24,242 -32% 26 $932   $2,270,148 112
2008/11/21 74 $11,199 -54% 15 $747   $2,281,347 119
2008/11/28 72 $7,567 -32% 6 $1,261   $2,288,914 126
2008/12/05 83 $5,401 -29% 6 $900   $2,294,315 133
2008/12/12 67 $12,021 +123% 13 $925   $2,306,336 140
2008/12/19 77 $2,385 -80% 4 $596   $2,308,721 147
2009/02/06 45 $86,712   25 $3,468   $2,396,670 196
2009/02/13 60 $41,508 -52% 25 $1,660   $2,438,178 203
2009/02/20 63 $30,069 -28% 24 $1,253   $2,468,247 210
2009/02/27 73 $12,210 -59% 10 $1,221   $2,480,457 217
2009/03/06 64 $23,345 +91% 12 $1,945   $2,503,902 224
2009/03/13 88 $7,574 -68% 5 $1,515   $2,511,476 231

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