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Grandma (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,980,524Details
International Box Office $557,085Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,537,609
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $340,542 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $67,575 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $408,117
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Synopsis

Elle has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 21st, 2015 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: October 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Sweden)
November 13th, 2015 (Wide) (South Africa)
November 20th, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
December 11th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
February 11th, 2016 (Wide) (Peru)
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Video Release: February 9th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2372, 5/6/2015)
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Intertitle, Teen Pregnancy, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong, Widow/Widower, LGBT, Money Troubles, Misanthrope, Tattoo Artist, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Abortion, Autumn Years, Unexpected Pregnancy, Poet
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 1821 Pictures, Depth of Field
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 532 $128 Feb 26, 2016 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 490 $998 Feb 19, 2016 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 560 $1,268 Feb 12, 2016 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 670 $824 Feb 5, 2016 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 530 $4,578 Jan 29, 2016 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 618 $4,707 Jan 22, 2016 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 785 $4,150 Jan 15, 2016 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 668 $14,214 Jan 8, 2016 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,008 $4,944 Jan 1, 2016 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,405 $2,011 Dec 25, 2015 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,550 $3,051 Dec 18, 2015 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,604 $6,045 Dec 11, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,975 $4,452 Dec 4, 2015 108
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,157 $11,265 Nov 20, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,104 $24,331 Nov 13, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,272 $31,596 Nov 6, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,360 $44,788 Oct 30, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,070 $97,509 Oct 23, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,129 $125,787 Oct 16, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,907 $232,710 Oct 9, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,882 $393,029 Oct 2, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,831 $773,130 Sep 25, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,783 $1,501,101 Sep 18, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,323 $643,728 Sep 11, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,212 $472,797 Sep 4, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,911 $291,271 Aug 28, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,964 $115,540 Aug 21, 2015 3

Cast

   Elle
   Sage
Marcia Gay Harden    Judy
Judy Greer    Olivia
Laverne Cox    Deathy
Sam Elliott    Karl
Nat Wolff    Cam
John Cho    Chau
Elizabeth Pena    Carla
Frank Collison    Mike

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Paul Weitz
Producer    Paul Weitz
Producer    Andrew Miano
Producer    Paris Kasidokostas Latsis
Producer    Terry Douglas
Executive Producer    Stephanie Meurer
Executive Producer    Dan Balgoyen
Executive Producer    Danielle Renfrew Behrens
Director of Photography    Tobias Datum
Editor    Jonathan Corn
Production Designer    Michele Yu
Production Designer    Cindy Chao
Composer    Joel P. West
Costume Designer    Molly Grundman
Casting Director    Douglas Aibel
Casting Director    Henry Russell Bergstein
Casting Director    Deborah Maxwell Dion

Home Market Releases for February 9th, 2016

February 8th, 2016

Grandma

It's a strange week on the home market, as we have a monster release coming out, Spectre. There are also four or so releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. But after that, there's a huge drop in quality and we quickly reach releases that are not even worthy of being fillers. Of the contenders, Grandma is the Pick of the Week and it is certainly worth picking up on Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Grandma

February 7th, 2016

Grandma

Grandma was Lily Tomlin's first starring role in nearly 30 years. She clearly wasn't rusty and there was even some Oscar-buzz for her performance. That didn't pan out. Is it as good as its reviews? Or was nostalgia at play here? Were critics just so happy Lily Tomlin was back that their judgment was clouded? More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 10th, 2015

Carol

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

Carol

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)

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Per Theater Chart: Sicario Continues to Chase Down the Competition

September 29th, 2015

Sicario

It is very rare for a limited release to repeat on top of the per theater chart, because if a film does well enough to lead the per theater chart, they tend to expand so much that repeating on top becomes nearly impossible. Sicario expanded from 6 to 59 theaters, but still managed first place with an average of $29,107. At this pace, it will expand semi-wide, at the very least. Lost in Hong Kong was next with an average of $19,916 in 27 theaters. It is already more than halfway to its first major milestone after just one weekend of release. I think more and more Chinese films will get limited releases here. 99 Homes was next with an average of $16,127 in two theaters. This is enough to suggest some potential to expand, especially if it can turn its reviews into Award Season Buzz. The overall box office champ, Hotel Transylvania 2, was next with an average of $12,910. The final film in the $10,000 club was Mississippi Grind with $12,434 in its lone theater. It looks like it will be another success for A24. More...

Per Theater Chart: Sicario is the Most Wanted Limited Release

September 22nd, 2015

Sicario

Sicario not only led the weekend on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $66,881 in six theaters. It also had the best per theater average for any film released in 2015, beating out the previous record-holder, Ex Machina, by about $7,500. On a related note, there's already reports of a sequel in the works. Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer was up next with an average of $18,750 in twelve theaters. Finally, there's Everest. This film not only earned a spot in the top five overall, but pulled in an average of $13,251 in over 500 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Black Panther Tickled Pink

September 9th, 2015

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

There was just one film in the $10,000 club, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which earned $20,215 in its lone theater over the weekend. This is even more impressive, as it was a Wednesday release and earned $28,580 over five days. While it was the only film to reach $10,000 over the three-day weekend, Un gallo con muchos huevos did earn an average of $11,030 if you include Monday. More...

Per Theater Chart: Grandma Takes Victory Lap

September 2nd, 2015

Grandma

Grandma remained on top of the per theater chart, which is impressive in its own right. While it is not uncommon for a movie to repeat on top of the overall box office, doing so on the per theater chart is a lot rarer. This is because the films most likely to win on the per theater chart are limited releases and if they do well enough to win, they tend to expand the following week. This is what happened with Grandma, which saw its theater count rise from 4 to 19, but its per theater average was still top at $15,330. The only other film in the $10,000 club was War Room, which earned an average of $10,001. That's cutting it really close. More...

Weekend Estimates: Compton Tops War Room for Third Win

August 30th, 2015

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton will win a third weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, but it won’t be without a struggle. The biopic lost on Friday to War Room, a faith-based film that opened in just 1,135 theaters, and the weekend race will finish with just a couple of million dollars between the two films, with Compton’s $13.2 million edging out War Room’s $11 million. Compton now has $134 million in the bank, making it the fifth-highest-grossing biographical film after American Sniper ($350 million), Lincoln ($182 million), A Beautiful Mind ($170 million), and Catch Me if You Can ($165 million). If you’re playing the Oscars game at home already, it’s worth noting that three of the four films above it received Best Picture nominations (Catch Me if You Can being the odd-one-out). More...

Per Theater Chart: Grandma's Road Trip to Success

August 26th, 2015

Grandma

Grandma led all of the new releases, both in terms of reviews and in terms of per theater average. The film opened with $116,000 in four theaters for an average of $28,885. There was a very tight race for second place between The Quay Brothers in 35MM ($16,955 in one theater) and Learning to Drive ($16.504 in four theaters). More...

Weekend Estimates: Compton Brushes Off Newcomers

August 23rd, 2015

Straight Outta Compton

As expected, Straight Outta Compton is continuing to dominate at the box office this weekend, with a second weekend of $26.76 million and a total of $111.5 million projected by Universal on Sunday morning. In fact, Compton is so dominant that the music biopic will earn more than the combined grosses of all three debutants. Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation’s fourth-weekend $11.7 million will be enough for second place. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Autumn Years and Oscar Glory

August 21st, 2015

Grandma

It might not be a good week for limited releases overall, but we do have a potential Oscar nominee opening this week. Grandma is not only earning the best reviews of the week, but Lily Tomlin is earning some early Awards Season buzz. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 33 $115,540   4 $28,885   $115,540 3
2015/08/28 27 $291,271 +152% 19 $15,330   $469,153 10
2015/09/04 27 $472,797 +62% 52 $9,092   $1,044,811 17
2015/09/11 22 $643,728 +36% 130 $4,952   $1,966,187 24
2015/09/18 10 $1,501,101 +133% 1,061 $1,415   $3,695,820 31
2015/09/25 14 $773,130 -48% 804 $962   $5,134,711 38
2015/10/02 16 $393,029 -49% 315 $1,248   $5,885,121 45
2015/10/09 25 $232,710 -41% 205 $1,135   $6,265,026 52
2015/10/16 29 $125,787 -46% 136 $925   $6,496,316 59
2015/10/23 32 $97,509 -22% 102 $956   $6,652,814 66
2015/10/30 45 $44,788 -54% 55 $814   $6,741,296 73
2015/11/06 49 $31,596 -29% 34 $929   $6,793,921 80
2015/11/13 53 $24,331 -23% 36 $676   $6,828,705 87
2015/11/20 60 $11,265 -54% 23 $490   $6,876,044 94
2015/12/04 64 $4,452   10 $445   $6,898,214 108
2015/12/11 60 $6,045 +36% 12 $504   $6,911,983 115
2015/12/18 61 $3,051 -50% 10 $305   $6,917,571 122
2015/12/25 59 $2,011 -34% 7 $287   $6,921,068 129
2016/01/01 61 $4,944 +146% 7 $706   $6,928,220 136
2016/01/08 55 $14,214 +188% 38 $374   $6,944,502 143
2016/01/15 61 $4,150 -71% 38 $109   $6,956,839 150
2016/01/22 55 $4,707 +13% 22 $214   $6,963,497 157
2016/01/29 60 $4,578 -3% 19 $241   $6,971,524 164
2016/02/05 79 $824 -82% 6 $137   $6,975,272 171
2016/02/12 84 $1,268 +54% 2 $634   $6,977,933 178
2016/02/19 90 $998 -21% 4 $250   $6,979,519 185
2016/02/26 86 $128 -87% 1 $128   $6,980,421 192

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 - $33,000   4 $8,250   $33,000 1
2015/09/21 10 $151,000   1,021 $148   $3,845,820 32
2015/09/22 10 $196,000 +30% 1,021 $192   $4,041,820 33
2015/09/23 10 $163,000 -17% 1,021 $160   $4,204,820 34
2015/09/24 9 $156,761 -4% 1,021 $154   $4,361,581 35
2015/09/25 - $213,498 +36% 804 $266   $4,575,079 36
2015/09/26 - $332,109 +56% 804 $413   $4,907,188 37
2015/09/27 13 $227,523 -31% 804 $283   $5,134,711 38
2015/09/28 13 $83,000 -64% 804 $103   $5,217,711 39
2015/09/29 13 $106,000 +28% 804 $132   $5,323,711 40
2015/09/30 15 $100,000 -6% 804 $124   $5,423,711 41

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 35 $177,882   4 $44,471   $177,882 7
2015/08/28 28 $393,132 +121% 19 $20,691   $571,014 14
2015/09/04 27 $750,445 +91% 52 $14,432   $1,321,459 21
2015/09/11 22 $872,260 +16% 130 $6,710   $2,193,719 28
2015/09/18 10 $2,167,862 +149% 1,061 $2,043   $4,361,581 35
2015/09/25 14 $1,130,511 -48% 804 $1,406   $5,492,092 42
2015/10/02 16 $539,224 -52% 315 $1,712   $6,031,316 49
2015/10/09 23 $338,213 -37% 205 $1,650   $6,369,529 56
2015/10/16 31 $184,776 -45% 136 $1,359   $6,554,305 63
2015/10/23 32 $142,203 -23% 102 $1,394   $6,696,508 70
2015/10/30 45 $65,817 -54% 55 $1,197   $6,762,325 77
2015/11/06 50 $42,049 -36% 34 $1,237   $6,804,374 84
2015/11/13 47 $60,405 +44% 36 $1,678   $6,864,779 91
2015/11/20 64 $16,452 -73% 23 $715   $6,881,231 98
2015/11/27 57 $12,531 -24% 19 $660   $6,893,762 105
2015/12/04 60 $12,176 -3% 10 $1,218   $6,905,938 112
2015/12/11 60 $8,582 -30% 12 $715   $6,914,520 119
2015/12/18 60 $4,537 -47% 10 $454   $6,919,057 126
2015/12/25 61 $4,219 -7% 7 $603   $6,923,276 133
2016/01/01 60 $7,102 +68% 7 $1,015   $6,930,378 140
2016/01/08 51 $22,401 +215% 38 $590   $6,952,689 147
2016/01/15 64 $6,101 -73% 13 $469   $6,958,790 154
2016/01/22 59 $8,156 +34% 22 $371   $6,966,946 161
2016/01/29 63 $7,502 -8% 19 $395   $6,974,448 168
2016/02/05 76 $2,217 -70% 6 $370   $6,976,665 175
2016/02/12 87 $1,856 -16% 2 $928   $6,978,521 182
2016/02/19 92 $1,772 -5% 4 $443   $6,980,293 189
2016/02/26 90 $231 -87% 1 $231   $6,980,524 196

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Mexico 2/12/2016 $17,437 41 41 66 $28,096 6/9/2016
Peru 2/11/2016 $2,720 1 1 1 $2,720 2/17/2016
Poland 4/15/2016 $356 1 9 15 $9,603 5/17/2016
South Africa 11/13/2015 $3,298 5 5 10 $12,767 12/21/2015
Spain 11/20/2015 $31,421 37 37 86 $82,599 12/29/2015
Sweden 10/23/2015 $11,149 15 15 54 $52,924 12/1/2015
United Kingdom 12/11/2015 $54,642 92 92 165 $229,878 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $138,498
 
International Total$557,085 6/9/2016

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