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Hesher (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $382,946Details
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Synopsis

Loud music. Pornography. Burning shit to the ground. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher brings into the lives of TJ and his father, Paul when he takes up residence in their garage uninvited. Grief-stricken by the loss of TJ's mother in a car accident, Paul can't muster the strength to evict the strange squatter, and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher's anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
53% - Rotten
Audience
60% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 13th, 2011 (Limited) by Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Video Release: September 13th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent behavior, sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language, and drug content - some in the presence of a child.
(Rating bulletin 2146, 11/10/2010)
Running Time: 109 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Rang De Basanti
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Keywords: Bad Role Models, Coming of Age, Widow/Widower, Addiction, Delayed Adulthood, Dysfunctional Family, Bullies, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Corner Store Entertainment, The Last Picture Company, Handsomecharlie Films, Dreamagine Entertainment, Catchplay, American Work Inc.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,778 $1,300 Jul 29, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,315 $1,004 Jul 22, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,426 $2,376 Jul 15, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,901 $2,128 Jul 8, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,428 $1,711 Jul 1, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,146 $1,298 Jun 24, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,292 $2,741 Jun 17, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,669 $3,689 Jun 10, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,732 $8,606 Jun 3, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,451 $29,792 May 27, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,199 $61,786 May 20, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,863 $126,046 May 13, 2011 3

Cast

   Hesher
Devin Brochu    T. J. Forney
Rainn Wilson    Paul Forney
Piper Laurie    Madeleine Forney
Natalie Portman    Nicole

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Lucy Cooper
Producer    Matt Weaver
Producer    Scott Prisand
Producer    Natalie Portman
Producer    Spencer Susser
Producer    Johnny Lin
Producer    Win Sheridan
Screenwriter    Spencer Susser
Screenwriter    David Michod
Story Creator    Brian Charles Frank
Cinematographer    Morgan Pierre Susser
Production Designer    Laura Fox
Editor    Michael McCusker

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 13th, 2011

September 13th, 2011

It is an incredibly busy week on the home market with several major releases, including Thor on Blu-ray, as well as Star Wars The Complete Saga, which comes out this Friday. Unfortunately, neither of the screeners have arrived yet, so it is hard to tell if they are pick of the week material. I figured Star Wars would easily take that honor, but the changes made have pissed off enough people that I think it's best that I hold off making a judgment till after it arrives. After spending way too long trying to pick between the two, I'm going with Degrassi: Season Ten, Part Two instead. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Hesher

September 12th, 2011

Natalie Portman has had a busy year. Not only did she win an Oscar for Black Swan, but she's been in five movies this year. And after the screener for Thor arrives, I will have reviewed all of them. In fact, I will have reviewed her past seven films in a row going back to 2009's Brothers. Oh my god, I'm stalking Natalie Portman. More...

Per Theater Chart: L'Amour's In Love With Top Spot

May 17th, 2011

L'Amour Fou was the only film to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, earning first place with an average of $18,625 in two theaters. The number two film on the overall box office chart, Bridesmaids, did at least come relatively close with an average of $8,995. More...

First Grade Limited Releases

May 13th, 2011

The list of limited releases on this week's chart is not nearly as long as last weekend, but there are several that having been earning strong advanced buzz. But how many will be able to live up to this buzz? More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/13 36 $126,046   42 $3,001   $126,046 3
2011/05/20 45 $61,786 -51% 24 $2,574   $253,660 10
2011/05/27 55 $29,792 -52% 11 $2,708   $322,060 17
2011/06/03 65 $8,606 -71% 6 $1,434   $348,123 24
2011/06/10 83 $3,689 -57% 3 $1,230   $358,135 31
2011/06/17 85 $2,741 -26% 3 $914   $364,677 38
2011/06/24 100 $1,298 -53% 2 $649   $369,443 45
2011/07/01 87 $1,711 +32% 2 $856   $371,988 52
2011/07/08 93 $2,128 +24% 1 $2,128   $373,919 59
2011/07/15 87 $2,376 +12% 3 $792   $377,177 66
2011/07/22 93 $1,004 -58% 2 $502   $380,209 73
2011/07/29 94 $1,300 +29% 2 $650   $382,946 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 50 $9,303   11 $846   $331,363 18

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/13 35 $191,874   42 $4,568   $191,874 7
2011/05/20 47 $97,422 -49% 24 $4,059   $289,296 14
2011/05/27 57 $47,249 -52% 11 $4,295   $339,517 21
2011/06/03 67 $14,929 -68% 6 $2,488   $354,446 28
2011/06/10 78 $7,490 -50% 3 $2,497   $361,936 35
2011/06/17 84 $6,209 -17% 3 $2,070   $368,145 42
2011/06/24 100 $2,132 -66% 2 $1,066   $370,277 49
2011/07/01 90 $2,128 n/c 2 $1,064   $372,405 56
2011/07/08 97 $3,010 +41% 1 $3,010   $374,801 63
2011/07/15 84 $4,368 +45% 3 $1,456   $379,169 70
2011/07/22 91 $2,441 -44% 2 $1,221   $381,646 77

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