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The Guest (2014)

The Guest poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $369,911Details
International Box Office $1,737,140Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,107,051
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,994,205 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $690,132 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,684,337
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  8. Trailer


A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
90% - Certified Fresh
69% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 17th, 2014 (Limited) by Picturehouse
International Releases: July 23rd, 2015 (Limited) (New Zealand)
April 1st, 2016 (Wide) (China)
Video Release: January 6th, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2331, 7/16/2014)
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Returning Soldiers, Dysfunctional Family, Single Parent, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Snoot Entertainment, Han Way Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,446 $47,957 Oct 10, 2014 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,392 $9,160 Oct 3, 2014 19
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,276 $84,527 Sep 19, 2014 5


Maika Monroe    Anna Peterson
Leland Orser    Spencer Peterson
Sheila Kelley    Laura Peterson
Brendan Meyer    Luke Peterson
Lance Reddick    Major Carver
Chase Williamson    Zeke

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Simon Barrett
Producer    Keith Calder
Producer    Jessica Calder
Executive Producer    Simon Barrett
Co-Producer    Bruce Wayne Gillies
Co-Producer    Chris Harding
Director of Photography    Robby Baumgartner
Production Designer    Thomas S. Hammock
Music Supervisor    Jonathan McHugh
Composer    Steve Moore
Costume Designer    Kathleen Detoro
Casting Director    Nicole Daniels
Casting Director    Courtney Bright

Blu-ray Sales: No Reward for Good Deeds

January 24th, 2015

The first set of new releases for Blu-ray didn't result in a change at the top, as The Equalizer remained on top of the chart during its sophomore stint. Over the week, it sold $143,000 / $3.48 million for two-week totals of 821,000 units / $17.08 million. This gives it a two-week Blu-ray share of 51%, which is good for an action film. It does have a slightly older target demographic, so that explains why it isn't as good as say... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 6th, 2015

January 5th, 2015

It is a strange week on the home market, as there are five contenders for Pick of the Week, including three of them that start with the letter G. However, this isn't because the week is loaded with simply amazing titles. It's because none of the contenders were simply amazing in both quality and extras. Archer: Season 5 on DVD or Blu-ray, Boyhood on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, Get on Up on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, Girls: Season 3 on DVD or Blu-ray, and The Guest on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack were the five contenders. Boyhood is the best in the Award-worthy meaning of the word, Archer is the show I would get the most entertainment from. In the end, it was down to a coin toss, a literal coin toss, and Archer: Season 5 on DVD or Blu-ray won. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

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The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


Per Theater Chart: Yellow Day Opens in the Black

September 24th, 2014

Yellow Day poster

Awards Season might have begun, as there were six new releases in the $10,000 club this past weekend. Leading the way was Yellow Day, with an estimated $31,000 in one theater. 20,000 Days of Earth was close behind with $27,879 over the weekend and $30,969 over five days, also in one theater. Pump! earned an average of $14,059 in three theaters, which is particularly good for a documentary. A fellow documentary, Art and Craft, was next with an average of $11,500 in two theaters. Not Cool debuted with $10,329 on one theater, which is surprisingly strong, given its lack of reviews. Likewise, Hector and the Search for Happiness earned bad reviews, but still managed an average of $10,212 in four theaters. More...

Between Zero and 20,000 Limited Releases

September 19th, 2014

The Zero Theorem poster

It's an overly busy week for limited releases with nearly two-dozen films on this week's list. There are a number of films on this week's list that are earning outstanding reviews, like 20,000 Days on Earth, or strong buzz, like The Zero Theorem. But there are not a lot earning both. Films like Stop the Pounding Heart or The Guest will likely not live up to their Tomatometer Scores. Tracks is probably the film with the best chance at breakout success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 - $84,527   19 $4,449   $114,104 5
2014/10/03 68 $9,160   8 $1,145   $321,954 19
2014/10/10 47 $47,957 +424% 53 $905   $369,911 26

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
China 4/1/2016 $410,000 5342 5342 5342 $560,000 6/9/2016
New Zealand 7/23/2015 $2,530 4 10 50 $10,524 9/14/2015
Rest of World $1,166,616
International Total$1,737,140 6/9/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/20152124,774 24,774$576,739$576,7391
2/1/20153013,968 62,703$279,220$1,331,9954

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/2015188,504 8,504$198,051$198,0511

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