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The Homesman (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,429,989Details
International Box Office $1,012,864Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,442,853
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,183,052 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $547,802 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,730,854
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
81% - Certified Fresh
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 14th, 2014 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: June 4th, 2014 (Wide) (Belgium)
June 26th, 2014 (Wide) (Greece)
July 24th, 2014 (Wide) (Netherlands)
December 18th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
March 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
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Video Release: February 3rd, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual content, some disturbing behavior and nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2343, 10/8/2014)
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Road Trip, 1800s, Mental Illness, Romance, Suicide, Native Americans, Sex Crimes, Death of a Son or Daughter, Murdered Child, Familial Murder, Filicide or Infanticide, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Western
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: EuropaCorp, Peter Brant, Javelina Film Co. , Ithaca Films
Production Countries: France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,636 $1,423 Feb 20, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,913 $1,811 Feb 13, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,730 $6,361 Feb 6, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,256 $4,903 Jan 30, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,293 $9,719 Jan 23, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,297 $18,901 Jan 16, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,245 $37,059 Jan 9, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,318 $54,352 Jan 2, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,691 $60,610 Dec 26, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,246 $174,599 Dec 19, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,136 $381,392 Dec 12, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,594 $481,938 Dec 5, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,752 $214,971 Nov 28, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,407 $139,311 Nov 21, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,049 $45,433 Nov 14, 2014 3

Cast

   George Briggs
   Mary Bee Cuddy
Meryl Streep    Altha Carter
Miranda Otto    Theoline Belknap
Grace Gummer    Arabella Sours
Sonja Richter    Gro Svendsen
Hailee Steinfeld    Tabitha Hutchinson
John Lithgow    Reverend Alfred Dowd
James Spader    Aloysius Duffy
Tim Blake Nelson    Freighter

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tommy Lee Jones
Screenwriter    Kieran Fitzgerald
Screenwriter    Wesley A. Oliver
Story Creator    Glendon Swarthout
Producer    Peter Brant
Producer    Brian Kennedy
Producer    Luc Besson
Executive Producer    Deborah Dobson Bach
Executive Producer    G. Hughes Abell
Executive Producer    Richard Romero
Director of Photography    Rodrigo Prieto
Production Designer    Merideth Boswell
Editor    Roberto Silvi
Co-Editor    Larry Madaras
Casting Director    Jeanne McCarthy
Composer    Marco Beltrami

DVD Sales: Eight is Enough for DVD

March 8th, 2015

Every single film in the top five of the DVD sales chart were new releases, as were eight of the top ten films. Game of Thrones: Season Four earned first place with 241,000 units / $7.23 million during its first week of release. It is hard to be upset about that start. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Game of Thrones is Not Playing Around

March 8th, 2015

The top four films on this week's Blu-ray sales chart and nine of the top twenty were new releases. The number one release was Game of Thrones: Season Four, which sold 286,000 units and generated $9.98 million in sales. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 54%, which is incredible compared to the average TV on DVD release. Then again, Game of Thrones isn't the average TV show. More...

Per Theater Chart: American Shoots for the Top

December 31st, 2014

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American Sniper led the way on the per theater chart with an estimated average of $152,500 in four theaters. This is the second best per theater average of the year, behind just The Grand Budapest Hotel and ahead of The Imitation Game. Second place for the weekend was Selma, which earned an average of $30,076 in 19 theaters during their Oscar-qualifying run. Two Days, One Night was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club earning an average of $24,118 in two theaters. It earned amazing reviews, but it didn't have as much buzz behind it as other film's that opening on Christmas. Into the Woods was the best of the wide releases in the $10,000 club earning an average of $12,726 in 2,440 theaters. Last week's winner, Inherent Vice, was next with an estimated average of $12,500 in 16 theaters. The overall box office leader, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, earned an average of $10,689, while The Imitation Game was right behind with $10,618. The final film in the $10,000 club was Mr. Turner with an average of $10,498 in 24 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Imitation Remains Real

December 10th, 2014

The Imitation Game poster

The Imitation Game remained in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $48,658 in 8 theaters over the weekend. It also reached $1 million in the process, barely. The best new release of the week was Wild with an average of $28,896 in 21 theaters. This film will hit major milestones very soon. She's Beautiful When She's Angry just managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club with $10,505 in one theater. Meanwhile, Zero Motivation just missed the $10,000 club with $9,427 in one theater. However, it was a Wednesday release and it earned $13,145 over five days. Had it opened on Friday instead, it very likely would have reached the $10,000 club.

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Per Theater Chart: None of the Competition could Catch Foxcatcher

November 19th, 2014

Foxcatcher poster

Foxcatcher was the latest Oscar-hopeful to top the per theater chart earning an average of $45,146 in six theaters. This practically guarantees some measure of mainstream success; however, unless it can earn some Awards Season nominations, it likely won't expand truly wide. Likewise, The Theory of Everything expanded to 41 theaters earning an average of $17,937. It also reached its first major milestone over the weekend and will earn more in the future. The overall number one film, Dumb and Dumber To, was next with an average of $11,450, while The Homesman was right behind with an average of $11,358 in four theaters.

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Weekend Estimates: Dumb and Dumber Top

November 16th, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To poster

The box office chart is starting to take on a decidedly seasonal look, with a comedy sequel topping the chart, a smattering of Oscar hopefuls doing well in limited release, and not a single top 10 film dropping by more than 50% from last weekend. The comedy sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, will narrowly win the weekend with a shade over $38 million, per Universal’s Sunday estimate. That’s $2 million more than Big Hero 6 will post in its second weekend in release. The animated adventure will be off just 36% from last weekend. Also posting an impressive hold from a big opening weekend is Interstellar, with $29.1 million—39% below its opening frame. More...

Limited Release: Foxy Releases

November 14th, 2014

Foxcatcher poster

It's a long list this week, but you could eliminate nearly all of the films and concentrate on just Foxcatcher and Rosewater. These two films are earning the vast majority of the buzz. They are not the only films worth seeing, Red Army looks particularly good, but I worry no other film will thrive. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/14 42 $45,433   4 $11,358   $45,433 3
2014/11/21 27 $139,311 +207% 33 $4,222   $201,426 10
2014/11/28 26 $214,971 +54% 50 $4,299   $484,804 17
2014/12/05 17 $481,938 +124% 154 $3,129   $1,047,203 24
2014/12/12 19 $381,392 -21% 222 $1,718   $1,640,949 31
2014/12/19 22 $174,599 -54% 166 $1,052   $1,999,266 38
2014/12/26 39 $60,610 -65% 61 $994   $2,158,069 45
2015/01/02 43 $54,352 -10% 54 $1,007   $2,272,797 52
2015/01/09 48 $37,059 -32% 50 $741   $2,336,868 59
2015/01/16 61 $18,901 -49% 24 $788   $2,377,282 66
2015/01/23 68 $9,719 -49% 14 $694   $2,393,999 73
2015/01/30 73 $4,903 -50% 13 $377   $2,410,112 80
2015/02/06 72 $6,361 +30% 9 $707   $2,420,910 87
2015/02/13 86 $1,811 -72% 5 $362   $2,426,281 94
2015/02/20 79 $1,423 -21% 4 $356   $2,428,883 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/14 - $13,220   4 $3,305   $13,220 1
2014/11/15 - $19,396 +47% 4 $4,849   $32,616 2
2014/11/16 - $12,817 -34% 4 $3,204   $45,433 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/14 46 $62,115   4 $15,529   $62,115 7
2014/11/21 30 $207,718 +234% 35 $5,935   $269,833 14
2014/11/28 27 $295,432 +42% 50 $5,909   $565,265 21
2014/12/05 17 $694,292 +135% 154 $4,508   $1,259,557 28
2014/12/12 19 $565,110 -19% 222 $2,546   $1,824,667 35
2014/12/19 31 $272,792 -52% 166 $1,643   $2,097,459 42
2014/12/26 38 $120,986 -56% 61 $1,983   $2,218,445 49
2015/01/02 44 $81,364 -33% 54 $1,507   $2,299,809 56
2015/01/09 46 $58,572 -28% 50 $1,171   $2,358,381 63
2015/01/16 59 $28,853 -51% 24 $1,202   $2,387,234 70
2015/01/23 66 $17,975 -38% 14 $1,284   $2,405,209 77
2015/01/30 71 $9,340 -48% 13 $718   $2,414,549 84
2015/02/06 72 $9,921 +6% 9 $1,102   $2,424,470 91
2015/02/13 89 $2,990 -70% 5 $598   $2,427,460 98
2015/02/20 88 $2,529 -15% 4 $632   $2,429,989 105

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 3/12/2015 $1,754 1 4 21 $20,487 6/29/2015
Belgium 6/4/2014 $0 0 19 58 $211,559 12/17/2015
Brazil 3/19/2015 $0 0 1 1 $12 12/16/2015
Germany 12/18/2014 $0 0 1 1 $309,105 10/6/2015
Greece 6/26/2014 $73,683 18 18 48 $214,437 12/17/2015
Netherlands 7/24/2014 $17,635 9 9 9 $20,145 12/17/2015
Spain 11/13/2015 $97,153 85 85 220 $237,119 6/9/2016
 
International Total$1,012,864 6/9/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/22/2015762,243 62,243$807,292$807,2923
3/1/20152916,354-74% 78,597$211,294$1,018,5854

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/22/20151813,972 13,972$210,845$210,8453

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