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The Giver (2014)

The Giver poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,090,374Details
International Box Office $10,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $55,090,374
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,170,181 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,668,342 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,838,523
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Jonas is a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined—a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all—a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
35% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 15th, 2014 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: November 25th, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence.
(Rating bulletin 2332, 7/23/2014)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Arrival
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Keywords: Dystopia, Young Adult Book Adaptation, Unnamed Character, Government Corruption, Faulty Memory, Retro Black and White
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Tonik, As Is Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,751 $3,586 Dec 5, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,754 $8,531 Nov 28, 2014 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,642 $21,957 Nov 21, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,512 $51,477 Nov 14, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,470 $78,047 Nov 7, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,551 $94,715 Oct 31, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,712 $104,622 Oct 24, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,468 $61,069 Oct 17, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,317 $103,050 Oct 10, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,865 $242,242 Oct 3, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,814 $422,777 Sep 26, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,648 $965,883 Sep 19, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,209 $2,572,763 Sep 12, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,392 $3,421,064 Sep 5, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,364 $5,254,809 Aug 29, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,750 $6,434,240 Aug 22, 2014 10
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 238 $12,305,016 Aug 15, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,482 $12,305,016 Aug 15, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 864 3,003 Aug 15, 2014 3

Cast

   The Giver
   Chief Elder
   Jonas
Alexander Skarsgård    Father
   Fiona
Katie Holmes    Mother
Taylor Swift    Rosemary
Cameron Monaghan    Asher
Emma Tremblay    Lily

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Mitnick
Screenwriter    Robert B. Weide
Story Creator    Lois Lowry
Producer    Nikki Silver
Producer    Jeff Bridges
Producer    Neil Koenigsberg
Executive Producer    Ralph Winter
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Ron Burkle
Executive Producer    Dylan Sellers
Executive Producer    Alison Owen
Executive Producer    Scooter Braun
Director of Photography    Ross Emery
Production Designer    Ed Verreaux
Editor    Barry Alexander Brown
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Music Supervisor    Dano Sano
Costume Designer    Diana Cilliers
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Venus Kanani
Second Unit Director    Robert Grasmere
Visual Effects Supervisor    Robert Grasmere
Supervising Art Director    Shira Hockman
Art Director    Catherine Palmer
Set Decorator    Andrew McCarthy
Sound Mixer    Nico Louw
Supervising Sound Editor    Philip Stockton
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Hsu
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Hsu
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Barry
Visual Effects Producer    Paul V. Molles
Line Producer    Janine van Assen
Associate Producer    Noga Isackson
Assistant Director    Noga Isackson
Second Unit Camera    Michael Swan
Stunt Coordinator    Cordell McQueen
Stunt Coordinator    Frank Bare

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 25th, 2014

November 25th, 2014

It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which means there are only a few days before Black Friday, which is one of the busiest shopping days of the season. At first glance, this might seem like a great day to release a DVD or Blu-ray; however, the massive sales will instead overshadow anything that comes out this week. This explains why there are so few interesting releases. The biggest release of the week is The Expendables 3 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, but it might be so bad it killed the franchise. The best release is Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Turkey Day Collection (XXXI), which is the Pick of the Week. We also have a Puck of the Week for Rhymes for Young Ghouls on DVD, a Canadian film that deserves a wider audience. More...

Weekend Predictions: Which New Release Will Get Off to a Running Start?

September 18th, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

There are a trio of new wide releases this week, led by The Maze Runner, which is expected to top the box office chart and it is also currently earning the best reviews, although it is so close that it could change with a single new negative review. (It did change about five minutes after writing that, as it fell to second place.) The buzz for A Walk Among the Tombstones hasn't grown like I thought it would, but it still looks on pace to become a midlevel hit. On the other hand, This is Where I Leave You's chances are weakening and it looks like it won't finish in the top three. There is some good news. This weekend last year, Prisoners was the only film to earn more than $20 million, while Insidious Chapter 2 was the only other film to earn more than $10 million. This weekend, we could have five films earning more than $10 million and the number one film could earn more than $30 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Holdovers Have Staying Power

August 26th, 2014

If I Stay poster

Of the three wide releases, none topped expectations and only If I Stay did decent business at the box office. It only managed third place, but it did have the best per theater average in the top twenty. This left holdovers atop of the box office chart with Guardians of the Galaxy returning to first place and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slipping to second place. Overall, the box office was down 20% from last weekend to $115 million. However, this was 4.7% higher than the same weekend last year, which is the more important metric. Unfortunately, 2014 is still behind 2013 by a large margin of $330 million or 4.7% at $6.91 billion to $7.24 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Will Kill or Be Killed

August 21st, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster

Last weekend, there were three wide releases, but only one of them did relatively well. This weekend, there are also three wide releases and hopefully they will perform better at the box office. There are some positive signs and some analysts think both Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and If I Stay will open with more than $20 million while When the Game Stands Tall could make more than $10 million. That's on the high side. On the low side, none of the new releases will open in first place and Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in a battle for first and second place. That said, this weekend last year, none of the three wide releases earned more than $10 million during the weekend and only two films in total reached that mark over the weekend. Even low-end expectations for this year are more bullish than that, so 2014 should continue its winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Holdovers Help, But Summer Stops

August 19th, 2014

Let’s Be Cops poster

Only one of the three wide releases this past weekend did reasonably well over the weekend. Despite earning reviews that were flirting with single-digits, Let's Be Cops was the best of the new releases this weekend earning an acceptable opening. On the other hand, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy held on well earning first and second places over the weekend. The overall box office plummeted from last weekend down 23% to $143 million, but this is still 2.5% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is still behind 2013, even though the gap shrunk a little bit at 4.5% or $6.75 billion to $7.07 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles and Guardians Hold Off Newcomers

August 17th, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster

Three lackluster debuts have allowed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy to keep the top two spots at the box office this weekend. Turtles will be down a fairly modest 57% in its second weekend for $28.4 million, and $117.6 million in total after two weekends. Guardians will be down 41% in its third weekend for a total of $222 million, and will remain on track to become the highest-grossing film of the Summer. Things look much less pretty for the openers. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Summer End this Weekend?

August 14th, 2014

The Expendables 3 poster

The strong opening by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles allowed summer to be extended one more weekend. This week three films look to avoid flopping, thus signaling the end of summer, but in order to do so, they must defy critics. The Expendables 3 is the biggest of the three films opening this weekend, but the franchise appears to be on a downward trajectory. Let's Be Cops opened on Wednesday, but with simply awful reviews, the word-of-mouth could kill it by the time the weekend starts. Finally, The Giver is the latest Young Adult adaptation, but this genre has produced more flops than even midlevel hits. Frankly, the most interesting aspect of the weekend box office will likely be milestones reached by Guardians of the Galaxy and other movies, rather than the new releases. This weekend last year was also arguably the the end of summer. The Butler was the only movie to make more than $20 million, while three of the four wide releases opened in fifth place or weaker. It looks like 2014 will continue its winning streak. More...

2014 Preview: August

August 1st, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

July was... well... let's just pretend it didn't happen. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes did well, but week after week 2014 fell further behind 2013 in the year-to-date comparison. At the moment, we are roughly $400 million behind last year's pace and while I don't think August will continue the losing streak, there's really no chance August will put a dent in that number. It looks more and more likely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a hit, especially given its early reviews, but it could be the last $100 million hit till October, if the bad buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turns into bad ticket sales. Last August there were two films that reached $100 million, plus two others that came close. This August might match that, while the biggest film this year should top the biggest film from last year. I think the slump 2014 is suffering through will end the first weekend and overall I think it will cut the deficit a little bit. That said, summer 2014 will still end as one of the worst recent summers at the box office. More...

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
2014/08/15 5 $12,305,016   3,003 $4,098   $12,305,016 3
2014/08/22 7 $6,434,240 -48% 3,003 $2,143   $23,804,778 10
2014/08/29 8 $5,254,809 -18% 2,805 $1,873   $31,527,459 17
2014/09/05 7 $3,421,064 -35% 2,576 $1,328   $37,665,059 24
2014/09/12 9 $2,572,763 -25% 2,253 $1,142   $41,276,163 31
2014/09/19 13 $965,883 -62% 1,607 $601   $43,036,830 38
2014/09/26 18 $422,777 -56% 702 $602   $43,838,601 45
2014/10/03 20 $242,242 -43% 371 $653   $44,233,405 52
2014/10/10 37 $103,050 -57% 202 $510   $44,434,900 59
2014/10/17 45 $61,069 -41% 107 $571   $44,548,042 66
2014/10/24 33 $104,622 +71% 155 $675   $44,675,196 73
2014/10/31 34 $94,715 -9% 155 $611   $44,816,677 80
2014/11/07 35 $78,047 -18% 119 $656   $44,933,131 87
2014/11/14 36 $51,477 -34% 93 $554   $45,024,073 94
2014/11/21 45 $21,957 -57% 46 $477   $45,062,351 101
2014/11/28 56 $8,531 -61% 26 $328   $45,083,269 108
2014/12/05 67 $3,586 -58% 15 $239   $45,089,048 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/15 5 $4,750,489   3,003 $1,582   $4,750,489 1
2014/08/16 5 $4,445,044 -6% 3,003 $1,480   $9,195,533 2
2014/08/17 5 $3,109,483 -30% 3,003 $1,035   $12,305,016 3
2014/08/18 5 $1,312,534 -58% 3,003 $437   $13,617,550 4
2014/08/19 5 $1,569,585 +20% 3,003 $523   $15,187,135 5
2014/08/20 4 $1,122,276 -28% 3,003 $374   $16,309,411 6
2014/08/21 4 $1,061,127 -5% 3,003 $353   $17,370,538 7
2014/08/22 7 $2,058,168 +94% 3,003 $685   $19,428,706 8
2014/08/23 6 $2,747,907 +34% 3,003 $915   $22,176,613 9
2014/08/24 7 $1,628,165 -41% 3,003 $542   $23,804,778 10
2014/08/25 6 $594,839 -63% 3,003 $198   $24,399,617 11
2014/08/26 5 $773,052 +30% 3,003 $257   $25,172,669 12
2014/08/27 6 $545,073 -29% 3,003 $182   $25,717,742 13
2014/08/28 6 $554,908 +2% 3,003 $185   $26,272,650 14
2014/08/29 8 $1,304,626 +135% 2,805 $465   $27,577,276 15
2014/08/30 8 $1,928,619 +48% 2,805 $688   $29,505,895 16
2014/08/31 8 $2,021,564 +5% 2,805 $721   $31,527,459 17
2014/09/01 7 $1,702,855 -16% 2,805 $607   $33,230,314 18
2014/09/02 8 $414,788 -76% 2,805 $148   $33,645,102 19
2014/09/03 8 $295,417 -29% 2,805 $105   $33,940,519 20
2014/09/04 8 $303,476 +3% 2,805 $108   $34,243,995 21
2014/09/05 7 $970,599 +220% 2,576 $377   $35,214,594 22
2014/09/06 8 $1,638,467 +69% 2,576 $636   $36,853,061 23
2014/09/07 7 $811,998 -50% 2,576 $315   $37,665,059 24
2014/09/08 8 $230,632 -72% 2,576 $90   $37,895,691 25
2014/09/09 8 $311,223 +35% 2,576 $121   $38,206,914 26
2014/09/10 8 $245,596 -21% 2,576 $95   $38,452,510 27
2014/09/11 8 $250,890 +2% 2,576 $97   $38,703,400 28
2014/09/12 9 $734,713 +193% 2,253 $326   $39,438,113 29
2014/09/13 9 $1,222,295 +66% 2,253 $543   $40,660,408 30
2014/09/14 9 $615,755 -50% 2,253 $273   $41,276,163 31
2014/09/15 11 $184,793 -70% 2,253 $82   $41,460,956 32
2014/09/16 10 $242,943 +31% 2,253 $108   $41,703,899 33
2014/09/17 10 $192,345 -21% 2,253 $85   $41,896,244 34
2014/09/18 10 $174,703 -9% 2,253 $78   $42,070,947 35
2014/09/19 14 $281,212 +61% 1,607 $175   $42,352,159 36
2014/09/20 13 $440,363 +57% 1,607 $274   $42,792,522 37
2014/09/21 13 $244,308 -45% 1,607 $152   $43,036,830 38
2014/09/22 12 $78,389 -68% 1,607 $49   $43,115,219 39
2014/09/23 12 $98,027 +25% 1,607 $61   $43,213,246 40
2014/09/24 12 $91,624 -7% 1,607 $57   $43,304,870 41
2014/09/25 13 $110,954 +21% 1,607 $69   $43,415,824 42
2014/09/26 - $127,646 +15% 702 $182   $43,543,470 43
2014/09/27 15 $195,951 +54% 702 $279   $43,739,421 44
2014/09/28 - $99,180 -49% 702 $141   $43,838,601 45
2014/09/29 15 $39,420 -60% 702 $56   $43,878,021 46
2014/09/30 - $41,561 +5% 702 $59   $43,919,582 47
2014/10/01 - $36,076 -13% 702 $51   $43,955,658 48
2014/10/02 - $35,505 -2% 702 $51   $43,991,163 49
2014/10/03 - $83,913 +136% 371 $226   $44,075,076 50
2014/10/04 - $103,836 +24% 371 $280   $44,178,912 51
2014/10/05 - $54,493 -48% 371 $147   $44,233,405 52
2014/10/06 - $19,296 -65% 371 $52   $44,252,701 53
2014/10/07 - $27,522 +43% 371 $74   $44,280,223 54
2014/10/08 - $25,605 -7% 371 $69   $44,305,828 55
2014/10/09 - $26,022 +2% 371 $70   $44,331,850 56
2014/10/10 - $33,667 +29% 202 $167   $44,365,517 57
2014/10/11 - $44,354 +32% 202 $220   $44,409,871 58
2014/10/12 - $25,029 -44% 202 $124   $44,434,900 59
2014/10/13 - $14,071 -44% 202 $70   $44,448,971 60
2014/10/14 - $13,051 -7% 202 $65   $44,462,022 61
2014/10/15 - $12,200 -7% 202 $60   $44,474,222 62
2014/10/16 - $12,751 +5% 202 $63   $44,486,973 63
2014/10/17 - $24,337 +91% 107 $227   $44,511,310 64
2014/10/18 - $25,776 +6% 107 $241   $44,537,086 65
2014/10/19 - $10,956 -57% 107 $102   $44,548,042 66
2014/10/20 - $5,032 -54% 107 $47   $44,553,074 67
2014/10/21 - $5,780 +15% 107 $54   $44,558,854 68
2014/10/22 - $6,264 +8% 107 $59   $44,565,118 69
2014/10/23 - $5,456 -13% 107 $51   $44,570,574 70
2014/10/24 - $34,621 +535% 155 $223   $44,605,195 71
2014/10/25 - $44,783 +29% 155 $289   $44,649,978 72
2014/10/26 - $25,218 -44% 155 $163   $44,675,196 73
2014/10/27 - $11,667 -54% 155 $75   $44,686,863 74
2014/10/28 - $13,241 +13% 155 $85   $44,700,104 75
2014/10/29 - $11,158 -16% 155 $72   $44,711,262 76
2014/10/30 - $10,700 -4% 155 $69   $44,721,962 77
2014/10/31 - $22,460 +110% 155 $145   $44,744,422 78
2014/11/01 - $47,776 +113% 155 $308   $44,792,198 79
2014/11/02 - $24,479 -49% 155 $158   $44,816,677 80
2014/11/03 - $8,679 -65% 144 $60   $44,825,356 81
2014/11/04 - $10,307 +19% 144 $72   $44,835,663 82
2014/11/05 - $10,582 +3% 144 $73   $44,846,245 83
2014/11/06 - $8,839 -16% 144 $61   $44,855,084 84
2014/11/07 - $24,450 +177% 119 $205   $44,879,534 85
2014/11/08 - $36,144 +48% 119 $304   $44,915,678 86
2014/11/09 - $17,453 -52% 119 $147   $44,933,131 87
2014/11/10 - $8,916 -49% 119 $75   $44,942,047 88
2014/11/11 - $14,841 +66% 119 $125   $44,956,888 89
2014/11/12 - $5,823 -61% 119 $49   $44,962,711 90
2014/11/13 - $9,885 +70% 119 $83   $44,972,596 91
2014/11/14 - $16,232 +64% 93 $175   $44,988,828 92
2014/11/15 - $24,143 +49% 93 $260   $45,012,971 93
2014/11/16 - $11,102 -54% 93 $119   $45,024,073 94
2014/11/17 - $4,240 -62% 93 $46   $45,028,313 95
2014/11/18 - $4,265 +1% 93 $46   $45,032,578 96
2014/11/19 - $4,146 -3% 93 $45   $45,036,724 97
2014/11/20 - $3,670 -11% 93 $39   $45,040,394 98
2014/11/21 - $8,675 +136% 46 $189   $45,049,069 99
2014/11/22 31 $9,221 +6% 46 $200   $45,058,290 100
2014/11/23 - $4,061 -56% 46 $88   $45,062,351 101
2014/11/24 - $3,123 -23% 46 $68   $45,065,474 102
2014/11/25 - $4,543 +45% 46 $99   $45,070,017 103
2014/11/26 - $2,780 -39% 46 $60   $45,072,797 104
2014/11/27 - $1,941 -30% 46 $42   $45,074,738 105
2014/11/28 - $4,259 +119% 26 $164   $45,078,997 106
2014/11/29 - $3,130 -27% 26 $120   $45,082,127 107
2014/11/30 - $1,142 -64% 26 $44   $45,083,269 108
2014/12/01 - $498 -56% 26 $19   $45,083,767 109
2014/12/02 - $461 -7% 26 $18   $45,084,228 110
2014/12/03 - $591 +28% 26 $23   $45,084,819 111
2014/12/04 - $643 +9% 26 $25   $45,085,462 112
2014/12/05 - $1,258 +96% 15 $84   $45,086,720 113
2014/12/06 - $1,810 +44% 15 $121   $45,088,530 114
2014/12/07 - $518 -71% 15 $35   $45,089,048 115
2014/12/08 - $375 -28% 15 $25   $45,089,423 116
2014/12/09 - $240 -36% 15 $16   $45,089,663 117
2014/12/10 - $360 +50% 15 $24   $45,090,023 118
2014/12/11 - $351 -3% 15 $23   $45,090,374 119

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/15 5 $17,370,538   3,003 $5,784   $17,370,538 7
2014/08/22 6 $8,902,112 -49% 3,003 $2,964   $26,272,650 14
2014/08/29 8 $7,971,345 -10% 2,805 $2,842   $34,243,995 21
2014/09/05 8 $4,459,405 -44% 2,576 $1,731   $38,703,400 28
2014/09/12 10 $3,367,547 -24% 2,253 $1,495   $42,070,947 35
2014/09/19 13 $1,344,877 -60% 1,607 $837   $43,415,824 42
2014/09/26 17 $575,339 -57% 702 $820   $43,991,163 49
2014/10/03 21 $340,687 -41% 371 $918   $44,331,850 56
2014/10/10 36 $155,123 -54% 202 $768   $44,486,973 63
2014/10/17 46 $83,601 -46% 107 $781   $44,570,574 70
2014/10/24 35 $151,388 +81% 155 $977   $44,721,962 77
2014/10/31 36 $133,122 -12% 144 $924   $44,855,084 84
2014/11/07 35 $117,512 -12% 119 $987   $44,972,596 91
2014/11/14 42 $67,798 -42% 93 $729   $45,040,394 98
2014/11/21 47 $34,344 -49% 46 $747   $45,074,738 105
2014/11/28 62 $10,724 -69% 26 $412   $45,085,462 112
2014/12/05 73 $4,912 -54% 15 $327   $45,090,374 119

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/7/20141588,300 108,373$1,359,820$1,661,1162

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