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The Good Lie (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,722,209Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $820,117 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $820,117
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 3rd, 2014 (Limited) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: December 23rd, 2014 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence, brief strong language and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2305, 1/15/2014)
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: Refugee, War, War Crimes, Culture Clash, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Black Label Media, Imagine Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,228 $9,658 Jan 2, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,511 $10,072 Dec 26, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,904 $9,519 Dec 19, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,650 $29,631 Dec 12, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,983 $30,148 Dec 5, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,445 $27,334 Nov 28, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,853 $28,247 Nov 21, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,084 $38,926 Nov 14, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,490 $44,284 Nov 7, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,494 $81,266 Oct 31, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,150 $70,538 Oct 24, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,986 $154,158 Oct 17, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,576 $535,466 Oct 10, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,641 $841,422 Oct 3, 2014 3

Cast

   Carrie
Arnold Oceng    Mamere
Ger Duany    Jeremiah
Emmanuel Jal    Paul
Corey Stoll    Jack
Kuoth Wiel    Abital
Femi Oguns    Theo
Sarah Baker    Pamela
Lindsey Garrett    Jenny
Peterdeng Mongok    Young Mamere
Okwar Jale    Young Theo
Thon Kueth    Young Jeremiah
Deng Ajuet    Young Paul
Keji Jale    Young Abital
David Madingi    Young Gabriel
Kon Akoue Auok    Young Daniel
Sibusisumo Yo    Young Simon
Antoine Wonder Kalambay    Boy (River of Children)
Elikana Jale    James/Wounded Man
Afemo Omilami    Dr. Monyang
Michael Cole    Reverend Trutner
Brian Kurlander    Frank
Jimi Kocina    Karl
Joshua Mikel    Dave
Mike P. Niewski    Nick
Thad Luckinbill    Matt
Vince Pisani    INS Boston
Kim Banta    INS Kansas City
Travis Smith    Roger
Sharon Conley    Erin Sullivan
Raj Kala    Man in English Class
Parisa Johnston    Sari Woman in English Class
Heather Lyda    Homeless Woman
Maria Howell    INS Agent
Clifton Cluterman    INS Clerk
Kenny Alfonso    Police Officer
Victor McCay    Reed
Jacob Kuol Alier    Fargo Boy
Berglind Jonsdottir    Swedish Official
Dhan Kueth    Majok
Israel Makoe    Bracelet Soldier
Keith Woulard    Soldier
John Prendergast    Toby
Tiffany Jones    Refugee Worker
Nathaniel Ramabulana    U.N. Worker
Lavine Dimo    Guinea Worm Girl
Julia Ayiol    Village Mother
Sope Aluka    Processing Office Woman
Suehyla El-Attar    Immigration Official
Abena Ayivor    Immigration Official #2
Levi Burdick    INS Official
Lele Ledwaba    Food Worker
Mari Malek    Party Guest
Flora Peterdeng    Abital's Mother

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Margaret Nagle
Producer    Ron Howard
Producer    Brian Grazer
Producer    Karen Kehela Sherwood
Producer    Molly Mickler Smith
Producer    Thad Luckinbill
Producer    Trent Luckinbill
Executive Producer    Andrew A. Kosove
Executive Producer    Broderick Johnson
Executive Producer    Kim Roth
Executive Producer    Ellen H. Schwartz
Executive Producer    Deepak Nayar
Executive Producer    Bobby Newmyer
Executive Producer    Deb Newmyer
Director of Photography    Ronald Plante
Production Designer    Aaron Osborne
Editor    Richard Comeau
Costume Designer    Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Music Supervisor    Jonathan Watkins
Composer    Martin Leon
Casting Director    Mindy Marin
Unit Production Manager    Ellen H. Schwartz
Assistant Director-First Assistant Director    David H. Venghaus, Jr.
Assistant Director-Second Assistant Director    Jeffrey Schwartz
Co-Producer    Jeffrey Silver
Associate Producer    Emma McGill
Production Supervisor    Sarah F. Sprague
Production Supervisor-South Africa    Gavin B. Ehrman
Script Supervisor    Julie Pitkanen
Costume Designer-Assistant Costume Designer    Keith G. Lewis
Hairstylist    Charles Gregory Ross
Stunt Coordinator    Keith Woulard
Art Director    Erin Cochran
Set Decorator    Melinda Sanders
Set Decorator    Danny Brown
Storyboard Artist    Kelli Lee
Special Effects Coordinator    Bob Shelley
Costume Supervisor    K. Drew Fuller
Make up    Fionagh Cush
Make up    Gregory C. Funk
Casting Associate    Kara Lipson
Additional Casting-Extras Casting    Rose Locke
Additional Casting-Casting Associate    Jamie Lynn Catrett
Still Photographer    Bob Mahoney
Post-Production Supervisor    Brad Arensman
Supervising Sound Editor    Perry Robertson
Supervising Sound Designer    Scott Sanders
Sound Editor    Kevin A. Zimmerman
Re-recording Mixer    J. Stanley Johnston
Re-recording Mixer    Gregory H. Watkins
Recordist    Bradford Bell
Foley Mixer    Kyle Rochlin
Foley Mixer    John Sanacore
Music Editor    Terry Wilson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Thierry Delattre
Visual Effects Producer    Louise Bertrand

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 23rd, 2014

December 22nd, 2014

Like every other week, new releases on the home market come out on Tuesday. Unlikely every other week, Christmas Eve is on Wednesday. Christmas Eve is the busiest shopping day of the year, but it is mostly last minute food purchases and almost no one is paying attention to new DVD and Blu-ray releases. This explains why there are so few new releases of note. That's not to say there are no releases worth checking out; in fact, there are four contenders for Pick of the Week. Continuum: Season 3 (DVD or Blu-ray); The Good Lie (Blu-ray Combo Pack); and The Trip to Italy (DVD or Blu-ray) were all in the running. However, in the end, I went with Pride (DVD or Blu-ray).

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Per Theater Chart: Bird is the Word, and that Word is Awards Season

October 21st, 2014

Birdman poster

Birdman debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an amazing average of $106,099. This is the best per theater average since The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with just over $200,000 for its per theater average. It wasn't the only film in the $10,000 club, as Dear White People opened with an average of $31,633 in eleven theaters. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was surprisingly strong during its opening weekend earning an average of $18,305 in three theaters. God the Father earned $15,037 in one theater. The final film in the $10,000 club was Listen Up Philip, which earned an average of $11,642 in two theaters. Diplomacy might have made it in the $10,000 club if it opened on Friday. However, it opened on Wednesday earning $8,518 in one theater over the weekend for a total opening of $12,750. More...

Per Theater Chart: Whiplash has a Saintly Opening

October 15th, 2014

St. Vincent poster

There were a trio of new limited releases topping the per theater chart, led by St. Vincent with an average of $27,470 in four theaters. Whiplash was close behind with an average of $22,565 in six theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Awake: The Life of Yogananda with an opening of $18,885 in one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases are Keepin' On

October 7th, 2014

Keep On Keepin' On poster

Keep On Keepin' On had the best weekend of its run earning an average of $13,291 in two theaters. Gone Girl earned an average of $12,446 in just over 3,000 theaters. Annabelle was very close behind with an average of $11,659 in close to 3,200 theaters. More...

These Limited Releases are Good and That's No Lie

October 3rd, 2014

The Good Lie poster

The list this week is less detailed than usual for reasons I'm not going to go into detail about. I'm just going to say two words, "Food poisoning", and leave it at that. There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. The Good Lie is the best limited release of the week in that regard, but I already talked about it on the weekend predictions, because I think it will reach the top ten. I don't think any of the films below will earn breakout success. More...

Weekend Predictions: Are the Box Office Chances Going, Going, Gone?

October 2nd, 2014

Gone Girl poster

The first weekend in October promises to be better than the average weekend in September was, but then again, it would practically have to. Gone Girl is aiming for first place and most analysts think it will get there. On the other, Annabelle has an outside shot at top spot over the weekend. That seems unlikely, but thanks to its genre, it has a better shot at earning first place on Friday's daily chart. The final wide release of the week is Left Behind, which as it turns out isn't opening truly wide. The buzz is so bad that some expect the film to open below the Mendoza Line. This weekend last year, Gravity opened in first place with $55.79 million. No film is going to open with that much money. In fact, all three wide releases combined might not make that much. 2014 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison, but frankly we should all be used to that by now. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/03 12 $841,422   461 $1,825   $841,422 3
2014/10/10 17 $535,466 -36% 461 $1,162   $1,688,189 10
2014/10/17 28 $154,158 -71% 135 $1,142   $2,073,859 17
2014/10/24 42 $70,538 -54% 51 $1,383   $2,214,741 24
2014/10/31 39 $81,266 +15% 41 $1,982   $2,331,039 31
2014/11/07 47 $44,284 -46% 30 $1,476   $2,411,791 38
2014/11/14 46 $38,926 -12% 28 $1,390   $2,474,637 45
2014/11/21 41 $28,247 -27% 29 $974   $2,522,456 52
2014/11/28 43 $27,334 -3% 21 $1,302   $2,567,922 59
2014/12/05 45 $30,148 +10% 29 $1,040   $2,607,843 66
2014/12/12 40 $29,631 -2% 35 $847   $2,652,698 73
2014/12/19 51 $9,519 -68% 18 $529   $2,676,697 80
2014/12/26 55 $10,072 +6% 20 $504   $2,694,161 87
2015/01/02 58 $9,658 -4% 16 $604   $2,716,989 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/03 12 $300,171   461 $651   $300,171 1
2014/10/04 14 $335,154 +12% 461 $727   $635,325 2
2014/10/05 13 $206,097 -39% 461 $447   $841,422 3
2014/10/06 12 $71,313 -65% 461 $155   $912,735 4
2014/10/07 12 $89,196 +25% 461 $193   $1,001,931 5
2014/10/08 12 $74,297 -17% 461 $161   $1,076,228 6
2014/10/09 12 $76,495 +3% 461 $166   $1,152,723 7
2014/10/10 - $168,421 +120% 461 $365   $1,321,144 8
2014/10/11 - $220,129 +31% 461 $478   $1,541,273 9
2014/10/12 - $146,916 -33% 461 $319   $1,688,189 10
2014/10/13 - $75,020 -49% 461 $163   $1,763,209 11
2014/10/14 - $59,194 -21% 461 $128   $1,822,403 12
2014/10/15 - $51,294 -13% 461 $111   $1,873,697 13
2014/10/16 - $46,004 -10% 461 $100   $1,919,701 14
2014/10/17 - $49,005 +7% 135 $363   $1,968,706 15
2014/10/18 - $64,346 +31% 135 $477   $2,033,052 16
2014/10/19 - $40,807 -37% 135 $302   $2,073,859 17
2014/10/20 - $14,982 -63% 135 $111   $2,088,841 18
2014/10/21 - $17,398 +16% 135 $129   $2,106,239 19
2014/10/22 - $15,467 -11% 135 $115   $2,121,706 20
2014/10/23 - $22,497 +45% 135 $167   $2,144,203 21
2014/10/24 - $22,608 n/c 51 $443   $2,166,811 22
2014/10/25 - $28,057 +24% 51 $550   $2,194,868 23
2014/10/26 - $19,873 -29% 51 $390   $2,214,741 24
2014/10/27 - $7,606 -62% 51 $149   $2,222,347 25
2014/10/28 - $12,167 +60% 51 $239   $2,234,514 26
2014/10/29 - $7,422 -39% 51 $146   $2,241,936 27
2014/10/30 - $7,837 +6% 51 $154   $2,249,773 28
2014/10/31 - $21,766 +178% 41 $531   $2,271,539 29
2014/11/01 - $41,983 +93% 41 $1,024   $2,313,522 30
2014/11/02 - $17,517 -58% 41 $427   $2,331,039 31
2014/11/03 - $8,851 -49% 41 $216   $2,339,890 32
2014/11/04 - $11,283 +27% 41 $275   $2,351,173 33
2014/11/05 - $8,089 -28% 41 $197   $2,359,262 34
2014/11/06 - $8,245 +2% 41 $201   $2,367,507 35
2014/11/07 - $15,101 +83% 30 $503   $2,382,608 36
2014/11/08 - $19,374 +28% 30 $646   $2,401,982 37
2014/11/09 - $9,809 -49% 30 $327   $2,411,791 38
2014/11/10 - $5,677 -42% 30 $189   $2,417,468 39
2014/11/11 - $8,670 +53% 30 $289   $2,426,138 40
2014/11/12 - $4,421 -49% 30 $147   $2,430,559 41
2014/11/13 - $5,152 +17% 30 $172   $2,435,711 42
2014/11/14 - $15,143 +194% 28 $541   $2,450,854 43
2014/11/15 - $15,735 +4% 28 $562   $2,466,589 44
2014/11/16 - $8,048 -49% 28 $287   $2,474,637 45
2014/11/17 - $4,628 -42% 28 $165   $2,479,265 46
2014/11/18 - $6,163 +33% 28 $220   $2,485,428 47
2014/11/19 - $4,443 -28% 28 $159   $2,489,871 48
2014/11/20 - $4,338 -2% 28 $155   $2,494,209 49
2014/11/21 - $8,540 +97% 29 $294   $2,502,749 50
2014/11/22 30 $12,765 +49% 29 $440   $2,515,514 51
2014/11/23 - $6,942 -46% 29 $239   $2,522,456 52
2014/11/24 - $3,527 -49% 29 $122   $2,525,983 53
2014/11/25 - $5,225 +48% 29 $180   $2,531,208 54
2014/11/26 - $3,588 -31% 21 $171   $2,534,796 55
2014/11/27 - $5,792 +61% 21 $276   $2,540,588 56
2014/11/28 - $10,042 +73% 21 $478   $2,550,630 57
2014/11/29 - $11,976 +19% 21 $570   $2,562,606 58
2014/11/30 - $5,316 -56% 21 $253   $2,567,922 59
2014/12/01 - $1,680 -68% 21 $80   $2,569,602 60
2014/12/02 - $3,276 +95% 21 $156   $2,572,878 61
2014/12/03 - $2,437 -26% 21 $116   $2,575,315 62
2014/12/04 - $2,380 -2% 21 $113   $2,577,695 63
2014/12/05 - $10,690 +349% 29 $369   $2,588,385 64
2014/12/06 - $13,726 +28% 29 $473   $2,602,111 65
2014/12/07 - $5,732 -58% 29 $198   $2,607,843 66
2014/12/08 - $3,217 -44% 29 $111   $2,611,060 67
2014/12/09 - $5,375 +67% 29 $185   $2,616,435 68
2014/12/10 - $3,096 -42% 29 $107   $2,619,531 69
2014/12/11 - $3,536 +14% 29 $122   $2,623,067 70
2014/12/12 - $10,333 +192% 35 $295   $2,633,400 71
2014/12/13 - $12,670 +23% 35 $362   $2,646,070 72
2014/12/14 - $6,628 -48% 35 $189   $2,652,698 73
2014/12/15 - $3,065 -54% 35 $88   $2,655,763 74
2014/12/16 - $4,483 +46% 35 $128   $2,660,246 75
2014/12/17 - $3,318 -26% 35 $95   $2,663,564 76
2014/12/18 - $3,614 +9% 35 $103   $2,667,178 77
2014/12/19 - $3,598 n/c 18 $200   $2,670,776 78
2014/12/20 - $3,955 +10% 18 $220   $2,674,731 79
2014/12/21 - $1,966 -50% 18 $109   $2,676,697 80
2014/12/22 - $1,848 -6% 18 $103   $2,678,545 81
2014/12/23 - $1,994 +8% 18 $111   $2,680,539 82
2014/12/24 - $2,050 +3% 18 $114   $2,682,589 83
2014/12/25 - $1,500 -27% 20 $75   $2,684,089 84
2014/12/26 - $4,604 +207% 20 $230   $2,688,693 85
2014/12/27 - $4,165 -10% 20 $208   $2,692,858 86
2014/12/28 - $1,303 -69% 20 $65   $2,694,161 87
2014/12/29 - $2,363 +81% 20 $118   $2,696,524 88
2014/12/30 - $2,700 +14% 20 $135   $2,699,224 89
2014/12/31 - $3,027 +12% 20 $151   $2,702,251 90
2015/01/01 - $5,080 +68% 20 $254   $2,707,331 91
2015/01/02 - $4,241 -17% 16 $265   $2,711,572 92
2015/01/03 - $4,288 +1% 16 $268   $2,715,860 93
2015/01/04 - $1,129 -74% 16 $71   $2,716,989 94
2015/01/05 - $943 -16% 16 $59   $2,717,932 95
2015/01/06 - $1,442 +53% 16 $90   $2,719,374 96
2015/01/07 - $1,571 +9% 16 $98   $2,720,945 97
2015/01/08 - $1,264 -20% 16 $79   $2,722,209 98

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/03 12 $1,152,723   461 $2,500   $1,152,723 7
2014/10/10 17 $766,978 -33% 461 $1,664   $1,919,701 14
2014/10/17 30 $224,502 -71% 135 $1,663   $2,144,203 21
2014/10/24 42 $105,570 -53% 51 $2,070   $2,249,773 28
2014/10/31 39 $117,734 +12% 41 $2,872   $2,367,507 35
2014/11/07 44 $68,204 -42% 30 $2,273   $2,435,711 42
2014/11/14 47 $58,498 -14% 28 $2,089   $2,494,209 49
2014/11/21 41 $46,379 -21% 21 $2,209   $2,540,588 56
2014/11/28 46 $37,107 -20% 21 $1,767   $2,577,695 63
2014/12/05 44 $45,372 +22% 29 $1,565   $2,623,067 70
2014/12/12 42 $44,111 -3% 35 $1,260   $2,667,178 77
2014/12/19 58 $16,911 -62% 20 $846   $2,684,089 84
2014/12/26 56 $23,242 +37% 20 $1,162   $2,707,331 91
2015/01/02 58 $14,878 -36% 16 $930   $2,722,209 98

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