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I Saw the Light (2016)

I Saw the Light poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,646,788Details
International Box Office $121,175Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,767,963
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,303,977 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $130,570 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,434,547
Further financial details...

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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 7,210 $1,646,788
All Time International Box Office 7,353 $121,175
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,218 $1,767,963
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,181 $1,646,788
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,333 $1,646,788
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 2,142 $121,175
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,696 $1,767,963

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 25th, 2016 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: May 6th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
June 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (Denmark)
June 24th, 2016 (Wide) (South Africa)
Video Release: July 5th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some language and brief sexuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2394, 10/7/2015)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Walk the Line
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Keywords: Country and Western Music, Musicians, 1940s, Medical and Hospitals, Infidelity, New York City, Biography
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: RatPac Entertainment, Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,565 $386 Jun 3, 2016 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,188 $386 Jun 3, 2016 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,213 $193 Jun 3, 2016 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,512 $2,154 May 27, 2016 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,925 $2,154 May 27, 2016 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,157 $359 May 27, 2016 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,823 $2,893 May 20, 2016 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,998 $2,893 May 20, 2016 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,357 $362 May 20, 2016 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,121 $3,861 May 13, 2016 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,031 $3,861 May 13, 2016 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,498 $386 May 13, 2016 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,747 $3,439 May 6, 2016 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,321 $3,439 May 6, 2016 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,028 $215 May 6, 2016 45
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,538 $24,882 Apr 22, 2016 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,733 $24,882 Apr 22, 2016 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,120 $508 Apr 22, 2016 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,359 $59,352 Apr 15, 2016 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,422 $59,352 Apr 15, 2016 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,495 $576 Apr 15, 2016 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,591 $290,239 Apr 8, 2016 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 623 $290,239 Apr 8, 2016 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,140 $530 Apr 8, 2016 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,487 $683,990 Apr 1, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 335 $683,990 Apr 1, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,540 $923 Apr 1, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,143 $45,471 Mar 25, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,303 $45,471 Mar 25, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,626 $9,094 Mar 25, 2016 3
Theater Average Limited Release 2,715 $9,094 Mar 25, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 130 $9,094 Mar 25, 2016 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,481 $1,646,788 Mar 25, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,993 $1,646,788 Mar 25, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 166 736 Mar 25, 2016 0

Cast

   Hank Williams
Elizabeth Olsen    Audrey Mae Wiliams
Cherry Jones    Lillie Williams
Bradley Whitford    Fred Rose
Maddie Hasson    Billie Jean Jones
Wrenn Schmidt    Bobbi Jett
David Krumholtz    James Dolan
Josh Pais    Dore Schary
James DuMont    WB Nowlin
Charlie Talbert    Cliff Rogers

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Marc Abraham
Based on the book "Hank Williams: The Biography" by    Colin Escott
Producer    Brett Ratner
Producer    Aaron L. Gilbert
Producer    G. Marq Roswell
Producer    Marc Abraham
Executive Producer    Patty Long
Executive Producer    Jason Cloth
Executive Producer    John Raymonds
Executive Producer    James Packer
Director of Photography    Dante Spinotti
Editor    Alan Heim
Production Designer    Merideth Boswell
Costume Designer    Lahly Poore
Executive Music Producer    Rodney Crowell
Music Supervisor    Carter Little
Composer    Aaron Zigman

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July 4th, 2016

The Mermaid

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March 30th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned first place on the theater average chart for the weekend and for 2016 with $39,134. The previous record was $38,002 held by Midnight Special and was set last weekend. This week, Midnight Special had to settle for second place on the chart with an average of $20,003. Born to be Blue was the best new limited release earning an average of $15,395 in three theaters. The only other film in the $10,000 club was April and the Extraordinary World, which earned $11,413 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Batman v Superman hits March record $170 milion

March 27th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman and Superman not only had to fight each other this weekend, but also mediocre reviews. They have come through in some style, however, posting a record for March of $170.1 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning estimate. Our model has the film coming a little below that mark, at $165 million or so, which might mean it won’t quite top Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II’s $169 million, which is currently the studio’s best ever weekend. But the fact that we’re comparing the movie to the Harry Potter franchise is nothing but good news for them. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Feeling Blue

March 25th, 2016

Born to Be Blue

It is a relatively good week for limited releases with a few films earning stunning reviews. This includes Born to be Blue, which I think has the best shot at mainstream success. April and the Extraordinary World and Mia madre also have a chance at doing well in limited release. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/25 47 $45,471   5 $9,094   $45,471 3
2016/04/01 14 $683,990 +1,404% 741 $923   $745,227 10
2016/04/08 20 $290,239 -58% 548 $530   $1,340,822 17
2016/04/15 33 $59,352 -80% 103 $576   $1,536,726 24
2016/04/22 48 $24,882 -58% 49 $508   $1,593,189 31
2016/05/06 79 $3,439   16 $215   $1,629,032 45
2016/05/13 73 $3,861 +12% 10 $386   $1,635,419 52
2016/05/20 83 $2,893 -25% 8 $362   $1,640,407 59
2016/05/27 74 $2,154 -26% 6 $359   $1,644,328 66
2016/06/03 88 $386 -82% 2 $193   $1,646,468 73

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/25 48 $61,237   5 $12,247   $61,237 7
2016/04/01 13 $989,346 +1,516% 741 $1,335   $1,050,583 14
2016/04/08 20 $426,791 -57% 548 $779   $1,477,374 21
2016/04/15 32 $90,933 -79% 103 $883   $1,568,307 28
2016/04/22 47 $39,454 -57% 48 $822   $1,607,761 35
2016/04/29 66 $17,832 -55% 32 $557   $1,625,593 42
2016/05/06 84 $5,965 -67% 16 $373   $1,631,558 49
2016/05/13 82 $5,956 n/c 10 $596   $1,637,514 56
2016/05/20 80 $4,660 -22% 8 $583   $1,642,174 63
2016/05/27 78 $3,908 -16% 6 $651   $1,646,082 70
2016/06/03 95 $706 -82% 2 $353   $1,646,788 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Denmark 6/23/2016 $394 1 1 5 $3,503 7/26/2016
South Africa 6/24/2016 $1,226 6 6 11 $2,936 7/6/2016
United Kingdom 5/6/2016 $24,903 107 107 174 $114,736 8/2/2016
 
International Total$121,175 8/2/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/10/2016643,705 43,705$557,676$557,6761
7/17/2016287,010-84% 50,715$90,990$648,6662

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