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Higher Ground (2011)

Higher Ground poster
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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 7,987 $841,056
All Time International Box Office 8,989 $1,637
All Time Worldwide Box Office 10,369 $842,693
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,674 $841,056
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,599 $841,056
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 2,393 $1,637
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 3,007 $842,693

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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. Moonlight
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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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,487 $1,560 Dec 30, 2011 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 721 $1,560 Dec 30, 2011 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 811 $390 Dec 30, 2011 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,968 $455 Dec 23, 2011 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 1,040 $455 Dec 23, 2011 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 1,133 $91 Dec 23, 2011 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,182 $847 Dec 16, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,100 $847 Dec 16, 2011 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,160 $282 Dec 16, 2011 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,535 $720 Dec 9, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,275 $720 Dec 9, 2011 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,401 $144 Dec 9, 2011 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,688 $1,262 Dec 2, 2011 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,267 $1,262 Dec 2, 2011 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,523 $210 Dec 2, 2011 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 3,127 $992 Nov 25, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,495 $992 Nov 25, 2011 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,725 $165 Nov 25, 2011 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,599 $656 Nov 18, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,744 $656 Nov 18, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,910 $109 Nov 18, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,341 $4,420 Nov 11, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,320 $4,420 Nov 11, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,941 $260 Nov 11, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 3,494 $7,029 Nov 4, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,248 $7,029 Nov 4, 2011 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,005 $351 Nov 4, 2011 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 3,631 $11,265 Oct 28, 2011 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,187 $11,265 Oct 28, 2011 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,037 $433 Oct 28, 2011 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3,600 $22,731 Oct 21, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,031 $22,731 Oct 21, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,885 $631 Oct 21, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,871 $29,044 Oct 14, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,084 $29,044 Oct 14, 2011 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,224 $548 Oct 14, 2011 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 4,670 $18,977 Oct 7, 2011 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,443 $18,977 Oct 7, 2011 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,529 $558 Oct 7, 2011 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 4,453 $48,079 Sep 30, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,156 $48,079 Sep 30, 2011 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,136 $943 Sep 30, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,649 $70,134 Sep 23, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,119 $70,134 Sep 23, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,233 $1,096 Sep 23, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,835 $110,546 Sep 16, 2011 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,041 $110,546 Sep 16, 2011 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,296 $1,365 Sep 16, 2011 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,248 $121,333 Sep 9, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,102 $121,333 Sep 9, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,054 $2,167 Sep 9, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,842 $92,357 Sep 2, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,381 $92,357 Sep 2, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,253 $5,433 Sep 2, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,165 $21,495 Aug 26, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,275 $21,495 Aug 26, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,126 $7,165 Aug 26, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 3,836 $7,165 Aug 26, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 197 $7,165 Aug 26, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 2,100 $841,056 Aug 23, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,618 $841,056 Aug 23, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 897 78 Aug 23, 2011 0

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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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

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