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Higher Ground (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $841,056Details
International Box Office $1,637Details
Worldwide Box Office $842,693
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Synopsis

Higher Ground depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir, This Dark Word, the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman's struggles with belief, love, and trust - in human relationships as well as in God.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
81% - Certified Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,800,000
Domestic Releases: August 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
August 26th, 2011 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: August 23rd, 2011 (Limited) (Canada)
MPAA Rating: R for some language and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2174, 6/1/2011)
Running Time: 109 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Winter in Wartime
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Religious, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Coming of Age
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: BCDF Pictures, Authentic Management Project, The Group Entertainment, Ruminant Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,481 $1,560 Dec 30, 2011 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,951 $455 Dec 23, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,164 $847 Dec 16, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,515 $720 Dec 9, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,668 $1,262 Dec 2, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,102 $992 Nov 25, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,564 $656 Nov 18, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,304 $4,420 Nov 11, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,460 $7,029 Nov 4, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,597 $11,265 Oct 28, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,564 $22,731 Oct 21, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,829 $29,044 Oct 14, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,625 $18,977 Oct 7, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,408 $48,079 Sep 30, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,605 $70,134 Sep 23, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,788 $110,546 Sep 16, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,198 $121,333 Sep 9, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,786 $92,357 Sep 2, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,086 $21,495 Aug 26, 2011 3

Cast

   Corinne
Joshua Leonard    Ethan
Norbert Leo Butz    Pastor Bill
Dagmara Dominczyk    Annika
John Hawkes    CW Walker
Bill Irwin    Pastor Bud
Ebon Moss-Bachrach    Luke
Donna Murphy    Katheel Walker
Taissa Farmiga    Young Corinne Walker
Boyd Holbrook    Young Ethan Miller
Michael Chernus    Ned

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Carolyn S. Briggs
Story Creator    Carolyn S. Briggs
Screenwriter    Tim Metcalfe
Producer    Carly Hugo
Producer    Claude Dal Farra
Producer    Matt Parker
Producer    Renn Hawkey
Producer    Jon Rubinstein
Cinematographer    Michael McDonough
Production Designer    Sharon Lomofsky

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 10th, 2012

January 9th, 2012

It's a pretty good week on the home market, for this time of year, with a number of releases that are worth checking out. This includes big budget releases, like Moneyball on Blu-ray Combo Pack, as well as TV on DVD releases like Doctor Who: Story 71: Invasion of the Dinosaurs and Story 83: The Android Invasion, as well as smaller releases like Higher Ground on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Unfortunately, it's not a particularly deep week for releases, and it isn't long before we start getting to DVDs and Blu-rays that would be ignored during a typically busy week. Not only that, but I'm still waiting for screeners for a number of bigger releases. One of these, Boardwalk Empire: Season One on Blu-ray, is the most likely candidate for Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Weather Dampens Specialty Releases

August 30th, 2011

Normally I disregard weather effects on the box office; after all, even big storms generally only affect a small fraction of the population of the domestic market. However, Irene caused theaters in New York City to be closed for Saturday and Sunday, which had a huge impact on limited releases and none of the new ones reached that $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Red State did earn that much in its lone theater over the weekend, while the closest any new release came was Higher Ground with an average of $7,165 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Help Top Again as Storm Batters Box Office

August 28th, 2011

With many East Coast theaters closed on Saturday and Sunday thanks to Hurricane Irene, and a weak selection of new movies in the first place, this is shaping up to be one of the worst weekends of 2011. In fact, it could end up as the worst, depending on how Sunday's business works out. There's a lot of uncertainty in this week's estimates because of incomplete reports for Saturday and the unknown impact of the storm in the North East. One thing seems certain, though: The Help will top the chart again. It is expected to earn another $14.3 million, according to Disney, for a total of $96.6 million. It is still enjoying the best per theater average in the top ten, so it will stay in theaters for a while. More...

Few Limited Releases are Looking Bright

August 26th, 2011

While there are many limited releases coming out this week, very few of them are earning good reviews. It could be a bad week on the per theater chart. Higher Ground has the best shot at success, but Circumstance could do well. Meanwhile, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil opens On Demand today before hitting theaters next month and coming out on DVD and Blu-ray in November. It looks awesome and I can't wait to see it. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/26 61 $21,495   3 $7,165   $21,495 3
2011/09/02 46 $92,357 +330% 17 $5,433   $135,941 10
2011/09/09 41 $121,333 +31% 56 $2,167   $311,214 17
2011/09/16 37 $110,546 -9% 81 $1,365   $459,667 24
2011/09/23 45 $70,134 -37% 64 $1,096   $577,221 31
2011/09/30 52 $48,079 -31% 51 $943   $661,292 38
2011/10/07 65 $18,977 -61% 34 $558   $701,052 45
2011/10/14 61 $29,044 +53% 53 $548   $741,979 52
2011/10/21 66 $22,731 -22% 36 $631   $782,364 59
2011/10/28 75 $11,265 -50% 26 $433   $802,296 66
2011/11/04 79 $7,029 -38% 20 $351   $817,134 73
2011/11/11 82 $4,420 -37% 17 $260   $825,392 80
2011/11/18 99 $656 -85% 6 $109   $828,638 87
2011/11/25 94 $992 +51% 6 $165   $829,982 94
2011/12/02 89 $1,262 +27% 6 $210   $834,103 101
2011/12/09 101 $720 -43% 5 $144   $835,315 108
2011/12/16 88 $847 +18% 3 $282   $836,503 115
2011/12/23 72 $455 -46% 5 $91   $837,571 122
2011/12/30 75 $1,560 +243% 4 $390   $841,056 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/05 44 $30,241   17 $1,779   $166,182 11

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/26 59 $43,584   3 $14,528   $43,584 7
2011/09/02 48 $146,297 +236% 17 $8,606   $189,881 14
2011/09/09 40 $159,240 +9% 56 $2,844   $349,121 21
2011/09/16 38 $157,966 -1% 81 $1,950   $507,087 28
2011/09/23 43 $106,126 -33% 64 $1,658   $613,213 35
2011/09/30 53 $68,862 -35% 51 $1,350   $682,075 42
2011/10/07 61 $30,860 -55% 34 $908   $712,935 49
2011/10/14 55 $46,698 +51% 53 $881   $759,633 56
2011/10/21 62 $31,398 -33% 36 $872   $791,031 63
2011/10/28 70 $19,074 -39% 26 $734   $810,105 70
2011/11/04 76 $10,867 -43% 20 $543   $820,972 77
2011/11/11 78 $7,010 -35% 17 $412   $827,982 84
2011/11/18 98 $1,008 -86% 6 $168   $828,990 91
2011/11/25 78 $3,851 +282% 6 $642   $832,841 98
2011/12/02 83 $1,754 -54% 6 $292   $834,595 105
2011/12/09 94 $1,061 -40% 5 $212   $835,656 112
2011/12/16 84 $1,460 +38% 3 $487   $837,116 119
2011/12/23 72 $2,380 +63% 5 $476   $839,496 126

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 8/23/2011 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
International Total$1,637

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