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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,205,471Details
International Box Office $17,450,696Details
Worldwide Box Office $22,656,167
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 24th, 2016 (Limited) by The Orchard
International Releases: April 1st, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
May 27th, 2016 (Wide), released as Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Australia)
September 16th, 2016 (Wide), released as Hunt For the Wilderpeople (United Kingdom)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide) (Singapore)
December 1st, 2016 (Wide) (Denmark)
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Video Release: September 13th, 2016 by The Orchard
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements including violent content, and for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2418 (Cert #50375), 3/30/2016)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Defender Films, Piki Films, Curious Films, New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air , Taika Waititi
Production Countries: New Zealand

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,091 $7,234 Oct 28, 2016 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,126 $14,207 Oct 21, 2016 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,232 $19,991 Oct 14, 2016 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,322 $28,728 Oct 7, 2016 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,305 $47,718 Sep 30, 2016 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,268 $75,878 Sep 23, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,400 $87,218 Sep 16, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,555 $94,321 Sep 9, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,440 $142,528 Sep 2, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,831 $126,505 Aug 26, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,881 $165,281 Aug 19, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,929 $225,467 Aug 12, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,007 $335,494 Aug 5, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,509 $365,728 Jul 29, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,740 $579,283 Jul 22, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,444 $567,110 Jul 15, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,329 $387,110 Jul 8, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,387 $143,034 Jul 1, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,366 $78,439 Jun 24, 2016 3

Cast

   Uncle Hec
   Ricky
Rhys Darby    Psycho Sam
Rima Te Wiata    Aunt Bella
Rachel House    Paula
Oscar Kightley    Andy
Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne    Kahu
Troy Kingi    T.K.
Cohen Holloway    Hugh
Stan Walker    Ron
Mike Minogue    Joe
Hamish Parkinson    Gavin
Lloyd Scott    Tourist

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Taika Waititi
Based on the book "Wild Pork and Watercress" written by    Barry Crump
Producer    Taika Waititi
Producer    Carthew Neal
Producer    Leanne Saunders
Producer    Matt Noonan
Executive Producer    James Wallace
Executive Producer    Charlie McClellan
Composer    Lukasz Buda
Composer    Samuel Scott
Composer    Conrad Wedde
Casting Director    Stuart Turner
Make-up and Hair Designer    Dannelle Satherley
Costume Designer    Kristin Seth
Production Designer    Neville Stevenson
Editor    Luke Haigh
Editor    Tom Eagles
Editor    Yana Gorskaya
Cinematographer    Lachlan Milne

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October 24th, 2016

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Home Market Releases for September 27th, 2016

September 27th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

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Home Market Releases for September 20th, 2016

September 20th, 2016

Labyrinth

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Theater Averages: Darkness has a Lovely Start with an Average of $18,585

August 24th, 2016

A Tale of Love and Darkness

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Theater Averages: Operation Excellence

August 9th, 2016

Operation Chromite

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July 27th, 2016

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July 19th, 2016

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Limited and VOD Releases: Neon Lights Shine Bright on Limited Releases

June 24th, 2016

The Neon Demon

Wow. This is a great week for limited releases. Not only are there a few releases earning a lot of buzz (The Neon Demon, Swiss Army Man, and Wiener Dog). There are also even more movies earning 100% positive reviews. Of those, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is the one that I think will have the best chance of breakout success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/24 32 $78,439   5 $15,688   $78,439 3
2016/07/01 27 $143,034 +82% 23 $6,219   $255,687 10
2016/07/08 19 $387,110 +171% 72 $5,377   $728,748 17
2016/07/15 15 $567,110 +46% 155 $3,659   $1,468,754 24
2016/07/22 20 $579,283 +2% 200 $2,896   $2,316,393 31
2016/07/29 21 $365,728 -37% 174 $2,102   $2,939,788 38
2016/08/05 19 $335,494 -8% 176 $1,906   $3,469,226 45
2016/08/12 28 $225,467 -33% 140 $1,610   $3,888,588 52
2016/08/19 28 $165,281 -27% 125 $1,322   $4,177,238 59
2016/08/26 35 $126,505 -23% 100 $1,265   $4,396,806 66
2016/09/02 36 $142,528 +13% 85 $1,677   $4,599,348 73
2016/09/09 36 $94,321 -34% 86 $1,097   $4,771,072 80
2016/09/16 38 $87,218 -8% 76 $1,148   $4,901,524 87
2016/09/23 39 $75,878 -13% 81 $937   $5,010,744 94
2016/09/30 47 $47,718 -37% 53 $900   $5,087,254 101
2016/10/07 50 $28,728 -40% 39 $737   $5,137,201 108
2016/10/14 60 $19,991 -30% 23 $869   $5,168,120 115
2016/10/21 68 $14,207 -29% 20 $710   $5,189,822 122
2016/10/28 70 $7,234 -49% 15 $482   $5,202,585 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/24 - $30,439   5 $6,088   $30,439 1
2016/06/25 - $29,378 -3% 5 $5,876   $59,817 2
2016/06/26 - $18,622 -37% 5 $3,724   $78,439 3
2016/06/27 - $7,218 -61% 5 $1,444   $85,657 4
2016/06/28 - $10,151 +41% 5 $2,030   $95,808 5
2016/06/29 - $9,659 -5% 5 $1,932   $105,467 6
2016/06/30 - $7,186 -26% 5 $1,437   $112,653 7
2016/07/01 - $38,308 +433% 23 $1,666   $150,961 8
2016/07/02 - $54,133 +41% 23 $2,354   $205,094 9
2016/07/03 - $50,593 -7% 23 $2,200   $255,687 10
2016/07/04 - $36,840 -27% 23 $1,602   $292,527 11
2016/07/05 - $15,060 -59% 23 $655   $307,587 12
2016/07/06 - $16,893 +12% 23 $734   $324,480 13
2016/07/07 - $17,158 +2% 23 $746   $341,638 14
2016/07/08 - $99,526 +480% 72 $1,382   $441,164 15
2016/07/09 - $179,031 +80% 72 $2,487   $620,195 16
2016/07/10 - $108,553 -39% 72 $1,508   $728,748 17
2016/07/11 - $41,250 -62% 72 $573   $769,998 18
2016/07/12 - $44,550 +8% 72 $619   $814,548 19
2016/07/13 - $44,996 +1% 72 $625   $859,544 20
2016/07/14 - $42,100 -6% 72 $585   $901,644 21
2016/07/15 15 $148,008 +252% 155 $955   $1,049,652 22
2016/07/16 15 $249,173 +68% 155 $1,608   $1,298,825 23
2016/07/17 15 $169,929 -32% 155 $1,096   $1,468,754 24
2016/07/18 - $63,570 -63% 155 $410   $1,532,324 25
2016/07/19 - $71,834 +13% 155 $463   $1,604,158 26
2016/07/20 - $70,397 -2% 155 $454   $1,674,555 27
2016/07/21 - $62,555 -11% 155 $404   $1,737,110 28
2016/07/22 - $150,551 +141% 200 $753   $1,887,661 29
2016/07/23 - $255,689 +70% 200 $1,278   $2,143,350 30
2016/07/24 - $173,043 -32% 200 $865   $2,316,393 31
2016/07/25 - $64,003 -63% 200 $320   $2,380,396 32
2016/07/26 - $71,043 +11% 200 $355   $2,451,439 33
2016/07/27 - $65,360 -8% 200 $327   $2,516,799 34
2016/07/28 - $57,261 -12% 200 $286   $2,574,060 35
2016/07/29 - $97,642 +71% 174 $561   $2,671,702 36
2016/07/30 - $152,322 +56% 174 $875   $2,824,024 37
2016/07/31 - $115,764 -24% 174 $665   $2,939,788 38
2016/08/01 - $48,103 -58% 174 $276   $2,987,891 39
2016/08/02 - $51,470 +7% 174 $296   $3,039,361 40
2016/08/03 - $48,897 -5% 174 $281   $3,088,258 41
2016/08/04 - $45,474 -7% 174 $261   $3,133,732 42
2016/08/05 - $85,936 +89% 176 $488   $3,219,668 43
2016/08/06 - $151,247 +76% 176 $859   $3,370,915 44
2016/08/07 - $98,311 -35% 176 $559   $3,469,226 45
2016/08/08 - $42,895 -56% 176 $244   $3,512,121 46
2016/08/09 - $47,185 +10% 176 $268   $3,559,306 47
2016/08/10 - $53,790 +14% 176 $306   $3,613,096 48
2016/08/11 - $50,025 -7% 176 $284   $3,663,121 49
2016/08/12 - $59,928 +20% 140 $428   $3,723,049 50
2016/08/13 - $95,683 +60% 140 $683   $3,818,732 51
2016/08/14 - $69,856 -27% 140 $499   $3,888,588 52
2016/08/15 - $28,375 -59% 140 $203   $3,916,963 53
2016/08/16 - $33,000 +16% 140 $236   $3,949,963 54
2016/08/17 - $33,330 +1% 140 $238   $3,983,293 55
2016/08/18 - $28,664 -14% 140 $205   $4,011,957 56
2016/08/19 - $45,004 +57% 125 $360   $4,056,961 57
2016/08/20 - $72,456 +61% 125 $580   $4,129,417 58
2016/08/21 - $47,821 -34% 125 $383   $4,177,238 59
2016/08/22 - $24,356 -49% 125 $195   $4,201,594 60
2016/08/23 - $23,625 -3% 125 $189   $4,225,219 61
2016/08/24 - $22,208 -6% 125 $178   $4,247,427 62
2016/08/25 - $22,874 +3% 125 $183   $4,270,301 63
2016/08/26 - $34,137 +49% 100 $341   $4,304,438 64
2016/08/27 - $55,643 +63% 100 $556   $4,360,081 65
2016/08/28 - $36,725 -34% 100 $367   $4,396,806 66
2016/08/29 - $13,885 -62% 100 $139   $4,410,691 67
2016/08/30 - $14,440 +4% 100 $144   $4,425,131 68
2016/08/31 - $15,162 +5% 100 $152   $4,440,293 69
2016/09/01 - $16,527 +9% 100 $165   $4,456,820 70
2016/09/02 - $34,000 +106% 85 $400   $4,490,820 71
2016/09/03 - $57,120 +68% 85 $672   $4,547,940 72
2016/09/04 - $51,408 -10% 85 $605   $4,599,348 73
2016/09/05 - $43,183 -16% 85 $508   $4,642,531 74
2016/09/06 - $12,004 -72% 85 $141   $4,654,535 75
2016/09/07 - $11,164 -7% 85 $131   $4,665,699 76
2016/09/08 - $11,052 -1% 85 $130   $4,676,751 77
2016/09/09 - $25,052 +127% 86 $291   $4,701,803 78
2016/09/10 - $43,841 +75% 86 $510   $4,745,644 79
2016/09/11 - $25,428 -42% 86 $296   $4,771,072 80
2016/09/12 - $8,145 -68% 86 $95   $4,779,217 81
2016/09/13 - $11,077 +36% 86 $129   $4,790,294 82
2016/09/14 - $10,966 -1% 86 $128   $4,801,260 83
2016/09/15 - $13,046 +19% 86 $152   $4,814,306 84
2016/09/16 - $23,224 +78% 76 $306   $4,837,530 85
2016/09/17 - $38,320 +65% 76 $504   $4,875,850 86
2016/09/18 - $25,674 -33% 76 $338   $4,901,524 87
2016/09/19 - $8,200 -68% 76 $108   $4,909,724 88
2016/09/20 - $8,610 +5% 76 $113   $4,918,334 89
2016/09/21 - $8,266 -4% 76 $109   $4,926,600 90
2016/09/22 - $8,266 n/c 76 $109   $4,934,866 91
2016/09/23 - $22,122 +168% 81 $273   $4,956,988 92
2016/09/24 - $33,183 +50% 81 $410   $4,990,171 93
2016/09/25 - $20,573 -38% 81 $254   $5,010,744 94
2016/09/26 - $5,230 -75% 81 $65   $5,015,974 95
2016/09/27 - $7,165 +37% 81 $88   $5,023,139 96
2016/09/28 - $8,240 +15% 81 $102   $5,031,379 97
2016/09/29 - $8,157 -1% 81 $101   $5,039,536 98
2016/09/30 - $12,822 +57% 53 $242   $5,052,358 99
2016/10/01 - $21,541 +68% 53 $406   $5,073,899 100
2016/10/02 - $13,355 -38% 53 $252   $5,087,254 101
2016/10/03 - $6,635 -50% 53 $125   $5,093,889 102
2016/10/04 - $4,379 -34% 53 $83   $5,098,268 103
2016/10/05 - $5,343 +22% 53 $101   $5,103,611 104
2016/10/06 - $4,862 -9% 53 $92   $5,108,473 105
2016/10/07 - $8,012 +65% 39 $205   $5,116,485 106
2016/10/08 - $13,540 +69% 39 $347   $5,130,025 107
2016/10/09 - $7,176 -47% 39 $184   $5,137,201 108
2016/10/10 - $4,002 -44% 39 $103   $5,141,203 109
2016/10/11 - $2,361 -41% 39 $61   $5,143,564 110
2016/10/12 - $2,172 -8% 39 $56   $5,145,736 111
2016/10/13 - $2,390 +10% 39 $61   $5,148,126 112
2016/10/14 - $6,496 +172% 23 $282   $5,154,622 113
2016/10/15 - $7,989 +23% 23 $347   $5,162,611 114
2016/10/16 - $5,506 -31% 23 $239   $5,168,120 115
2016/10/17 - $1,408 -74% 23 $61   $5,169,528 116
2016/10/18 - $2,060 +46% 23 $90   $5,171,588 117
2016/10/19 - $1,936 -6% 23 $84   $5,173,524 118
2016/10/20 - $2,091 +8% 23 $91   $5,175,615 119
2016/10/21 - $4,175 +100% 20 $209   $5,179,790 120
2016/10/22 - $6,561 +57% 20 $328   $5,186,351 121
2016/10/23 - $3,471 -47% 20 $174   $5,189,822 122
2016/10/24 - $1,479 -57% 20 $74   $5,191,301 123
2016/10/25 - $1,204 -19% 20 $60   $5,192,505 124
2016/10/26 - $1,540 +28% 20 $77   $5,194,045 125
2016/10/27 - $1,306 -15% 20 $65   $5,195,351 126
2016/10/28 - $2,200 +68% 15 $147   $5,197,551 127
2016/10/29 - $2,860 +30% 15 $191   $5,200,411 128
2016/10/30 - $2,174 -24% 15 $145   $5,202,585 129
2016/10/31 - $1,092 -50% 15 $73   $5,203,677 130
2016/11/01 - $562 -49% 15 $37   $5,204,239 131
2016/11/02 - $528 -6% 15 $35   $5,204,767 132
2016/11/03 - $704 +33% 15 $47   $5,205,471 133

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/24 32 $112,653   5 $22,531   $112,653 7
2016/07/01 29 $228,985 +103% 23 $9,956   $341,638 14
2016/07/08 20 $560,006 +145% 72 $7,778   $901,644 21
2016/07/15 17 $835,466 +49% 155 $5,390   $1,737,110 28
2016/07/22 21 $836,950 n/c 200 $4,185   $2,574,060 35
2016/07/29 21 $559,672 -33% 174 $3,217   $3,133,732 42
2016/08/05 20 $529,389 -5% 176 $3,008   $3,663,121 49
2016/08/12 27 $348,836 -34% 140 $2,492   $4,011,957 56
2016/08/19 28 $258,344 -26% 125 $2,067   $4,270,301 63
2016/08/26 38 $186,519 -28% 100 $1,865   $4,456,820 70
2016/09/02 37 $219,931 +18% 85 $2,587   $4,676,751 77
2016/09/09 36 $137,555 -37% 86 $1,599   $4,814,306 84
2016/09/16 40 $120,560 -12% 76 $1,586   $4,934,866 91
2016/09/23 40 $104,670 -13% 81 $1,292   $5,039,536 98
2016/09/30 48 $68,937 -34% 53 $1,301   $5,108,473 105
2016/10/07 53 $39,653 -42% 39 $1,017   $5,148,126 112
2016/10/14 62 $27,489 -31% 23 $1,195   $5,175,615 119
2016/10/21 69 $19,736 -28% 20 $987   $5,195,351 126
2016/10/28 68 $10,120 -49% 15 $675   $5,205,471 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 5/27/2016 $794,482 113 166 1893 $8,234,903 11/21/2016
Denmark 12/1/2016 $2,297 2 2 2 $2,297 12/6/2016
New Zealand 4/1/2016 $871,359 110 120 1766 $8,695,226 12/5/2016
Singapore 11/18/2016 $5,204 1 1 3 $11,284 12/6/2016
United Kingdom 9/16/2016 $219,461 63 76 139 $506,986 9/28/2016
 
International Total$17,450,696 12/6/2016

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