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The Glass Castle (2017)

The Glass Castle
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,638,644Details
International Box Office $51,500Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,690,144
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Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family comes a story of unconditional love. It brings to life the memoir of a young girl who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a success life on her own terms.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,452 $6,638,644
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,201-8,300) 8,292 $51,500
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,913 $6,690,144

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 11th, 2017 (Wide) by Lionsgate
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking.
Running Time: 127 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Gil Netter Productions
Production Countries: United States


   Jeannette Walls
   Rex Walls
   Rose Mary Walls
Max Greenfield    David
Sarah Snook    Lori Walls
Ella Anderson    Young Jeannette
Chandler Head    Youngest Jeannette
Joshua Caras    Brian
Charlie Shotwell    Young Brian
Iain Armitage    Youngest Brian
Sadie Sink    Young Lori
Olivia Kate Rice    Youngest Lori
Brigette Lundy-Paine    Maureen
Shree Crooks    Young Maureen
Eden Grace Redfield    Youngest Maureen
Robin Bartlett    Erma
Joe Pingue    Uncle Stanley
A.J. Henderson    Grandpa Walls
Dominic Bogart    Robbie
Chris Gillett    Mr. Thomson
Tessa Mossey    Tiffany
Brenda Kamino    Mrs. Lehocky
Vlasta Vrana    Mr. Lehocky
Andrew Shaver    Dr. Taylor
Sandra Flores    Miss Kelly
Francesca Barcenas    Nurse
Biance Bellange    Nurse
Izabel Kerr    Nurse
Darrin Baker    Pool Manager
Kyra Harper    Miss Bivens
Sarah Camacho    Student
Allana Bale    Student
Ray Adams    Welch Daily News Operator
John Mullins    Welch Daily News Operator
Sabrina Campilii    Brian’s Wife
Ross Partridge    Cab Driver

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Destin Daniel Cretton
Screenwriter    Andrew Lanham
Based on the memoir by    Jeanette Walls
Producer    Gil Netter
Producer    Ken Kao
Executive Producer    Mike Drake
Director of Photography    Brett Pawlak
Production Designer    Sharon Seymour
Editor    Nat Sanders
Costume Designer    Mirren Gordon-Crozier
Costume Designer    Joy Hanae
Costume Designer    Joy Cretton
Composer    Joel P. West
Casting Director    Ronna Kress
Stunt Coordinator    Dave McKeown
Associate Co-Producer    Bo Shen
Associate Co-Producer    Shixing Zhou
Music Supervisor    Joe Rudge
Supervising Art Director    Nicholas Lepage
Art Director    Charlotte Rouleau
Key Set Decorator    Suzanne Cloutier
Set Decorator    Manon Thomas
Set Decorator    Sébastien Thivierge
Still Photographer    Jake Giles Netter
Additional Editor    Joi McMillon
Assistant Editor    Daniel Morfesis
Associate Producer    Jennie Lee
Visual Effects Supervisor    Ray McIntyre Jr
Visual Effects Producer    Ray McIntyre Jr
Script Supervisor    Christine Lalande
Sound Mixer    Claude La Haye
Set Designer    Brent Lambert
Special Effects Supervisor    Louis Craig
Costume Supervisor    Henri Aubertin
Make up    Annick Chartier
Hairstylist    Michelle Cote
Casting Associate    Chelsea Ellis Bloch
Casting Associate    Emma Sands-Milsom
Location Manager    Michele St-Arnaud
Re-recording Mixer    Onnalee Blank
Re-recording Mixer    Mathew Waters
Sound Effects Editor    Hector Gika
Dialogue Editor    Mike Hertlein
Production Supervisor    Victor DiMichina
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jeremiah Sweeney
Visual Effects Executive Producer    Thomas Nittmann
Visual Effects Producer    Mare McIntosh
Music Editor    Del Spiva
Score Recordist    Satoshi Noguchi
Score Mixer    Satoshi Noguchi

Weekend Wrap-Up: Creation Helps Summer Conclude with $35.01 million

August 15th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation’s opening saved summer for one week, but that’s the practically the only good news we have to talk about this weekend. The film pulled in $35.01 million, which is over three times its nearest competition. That’s the bad news. The depth this past weekend was terrible, as there were only two films with more than $10 million, compared to five films last weekend. The overall box office fell 4.6% to just $117 million. Worse still, this is 32% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is behind 2016 by $360 million or 4.9% at $7.07 billion to $7.43 billion. The year has lost over $500 million compared to last year’s pace during summer alone. This is a disaster. More...

Weekend Estimates: Annabelle to the Rescue

August 13th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

After a series of lackluster weekends at the box office, Annabelle: Creation is doing its bit to clear away the end-of-Summertime blues with a $35 million opening this weekend. That’s right in line with the $37 million Annabelle opened with three years ago, which is an impressive performance for a horror franchise. It’s also the best opening for a horror movie since Split’s $40 million start back in January. The first film in the franchise fell away quite rapidly, and ended up with $84 million in total, so a final total of over $100 million is far from assured, but with a production budget of only $15 million, and probably not much more than $20 million in marketing, this should be a highly profitable movie for Warner Bros., especially since the franchise is popular globally. More...

Friday Estimates: Creation Comes to Life with $15 million

August 12th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation dominated the box office on Friday with $15 million. This is likely more than any other film will earn over the full weekend. As for its box office chances going forward, the film has earned 68% positive reviews and grabbed a B from CinemaScore. Horror films tend to struggle when it comes to CinemaScore, so a B isn’t a bad result and the film’s legs should be no worse than average for a horror movie as a result. Look for about $37 million over the weekend, which could be enough to get to $100 million domestically. It depends on how strong the competition is for the next few weeks. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Annabelle Saves Summer with $4 million in Previews

August 11th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation needed a $3 million during its previews to have a chance at saving the summer, and even then it would need better than average legs for the genre to hit $30 million during its opening weekend. Fortunately, it earned $4 million in previews. This is more than twice as much as Don’t Breathe and Lights Out earned this time last year; however, those two films were not sequels and sequels tend to have shorter legs. Annabelle’s reviews are 68% positive at the moment, which is good enough for this time of year. At this point, opening with more than $30 million is a safe bet, while $35 million to $40 million isn’t out of the question. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Annabelle Scare the Box Office to Life?

August 10th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

Unless Annabelle: Creation is a $30 million hit, it is safe to say summer ended a couple of weeks ago. The film has about a 50/50 chance of getting there. The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature is widely expected set a record this week, but not a good one. Finally there’s The Glass Castle, which is only opening semi-wide. Overall, the box office looks weak compared to this weekend last year. Sausage Party opened with $34.26 million, which is more than any film this year will make. Worse still, Suicide Squad won the weekend with $43.54 million. 2017 is going to lose to 2016 in the year-over-year comparison by at least $43.54 million. More...

Contest: Go Nuts

August 4th, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

There are two wide releases next weekend. (As expected, The Glass Castle is opening semi-wide.) Even if Annabelle: Creation and The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature had the same overall box office potential, Annabelle: Creation would win the weekend, as horror films are historically more front-loaded than family films are. Because of this, it is the best choice for the the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. We are using “Go Nuts” as the name of the Contest, because it is funnier. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for Annabelle: Creation.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven’t won, or haven’t won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don’t delay! More...

2017 Preview: August

August 1st, 2017

Annabelle Creation

July is over and we should all be happy about that. Granted, there were some positive results we can talk about. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a huge hit and Despicable Me 3 will pull in a sizable profit before it reaches the home market. There were also a couple of other $100 million hits and a midlevel hit or two; however, overall, 2017 wasn’t able to compete with 2016 and the box office finally lost its lead over last year. 2017 started the summer about $200 million ahead of 2016, but will finish July about $100 million behind last year’s pace. August doesn’t look any better. There are a couple of films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, The Dark Tower and Annabelle: Creation, as well as a few that should be solid midlevel hits. However, last year we had Sausage Party and Don’t Breathe, both of which nearly hit $100 million, then we had midlevel hits like Pete’s Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings, and War Dogs. I don’t know if 2017 will be able to compete with that. ... Now some of you are thinking I forgot about Suicide Squad. Trust me, I will never forget that movie. I ignored it to make a point. Even without Suicide Squad, I don’t think 2017 will make up the deficit it has with 2016. With Suicide Squad, it is going to be a disaster. I want to be optimistic, but there’s no evidence to suggest I should be. More...

The Glass Castle Trailer

July 5th, 2017

Drama starring Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson opens August 11 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/08/11 9 $4,678,548   1,461 $3,202   $4,678,548 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/08/11 8 $1,650,668   1,461 $1,130   $1,650,668 1
2017/08/12 10 $1,856,627 +12% 1,461 $1,271   $3,507,295 2
2017/08/13 10 $1,171,253 -37% 1,461 $802   $4,678,548 3
2017/08/14 8 $556,740 -52% 1,461 $381   $5,235,288 4
2017/08/15 8 $845,317 +52% 1,461 $579   $6,080,605 5
2017/08/16 8 $558,039 -34% 1,461 $382   $6,638,644 6

Weekly Box Office Performance

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