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Labor Day (2014)

Labor Day poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,371,528Details
International Box Office $818,282Details
Worldwide Box Office $14,189,810
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,380,301 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,933,607 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,313,908
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

"Labor Day" centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
34% - Rotten
Audience
54% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 31st, 2014 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: March 13th, 2014 (Wide) (Brazil)
June 19th, 2014 (Wide) (Denmark)
Video Release: April 29th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, brief violence and sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2284, 8/7/2013)
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: Single Parent, Fugitive / On the Run, Romance, Voiceover/Narration, Depression, Life on the Outside, Non-Chronological, Accidental Death, Death of a Son or Daughter, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Coming of Age, Anxiety and Phobias
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Right of Way Films, Mr. Mudd
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,797 $14,971 Mar 14, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,487 $44,417 Mar 7, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,948 $47,776 Feb 28, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,218 $226,864 Feb 21, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,446 $1,250,675 Feb 14, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,920 $3,184,785 Feb 7, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,877 $5,175,282 Jan 31, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,436 2,584 Jan 31, 2014 3

Cast

   Adele Wheeler
   Frank Chambers
Gattlin Griffith    Henry Wheeler
Tobey Maguire    Adult Henry Wheeler
Clark Gregg    Gerald
Brooke Smith    Evelyn
James Van Der Beek    Officer Treadwell
Tom Lipinski    Young Frank Chambers
J.K. Simmons    Mr. Jervis
Alexie Gilmore    Marjorie
Maika Monroe    Mandy Chambers
Dylan Minnette    16 Year Old Henry
Micah Fowler    Barry

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jason Reitman
Story Creator    Joyce Maynard
Producer    Lianne Halfon
Producer    Russell Smith
Producer    Jason Reitman
Producer    Helen Estabrook
Executive Producer    Steven Rales
Executive Producer    Mark Roybal
Executive Producer    Michael Beugg
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Clifford
Co-Producer    Jason Blumenfeld
Director of Photography    Eric Steelberg
Production Designer    Steve Saklad
Editor    Dana E. Glauberman
Costume Designer    Danny Glicker
Composer    Rolfe Kent
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Casting Director    Suzanne Smith
Casting Director    Jessica Kelly
Art Director    Mark Taylor
Set Decorator    Tracey A. Doyle
Sound Mixer    Steven A. Morrow
Supervising Sound Editor    Perry Robertson
Supervising Sound Editor    Scott Sanders
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Barry
Re-recording Mixer    Dean Zupancic
Visual Effects Supervisor    Scott M. Davids
Visual Effects Producer    Seth Kleinberg
Assistant Director    Jason A. Blumenfeld
Stunt Coordinator    Peter King

Contest: Too Amazing: Winning Announcement

May 7th, 2014

The winners of our Too Amazing contest were determined and they are... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 29th, 2014

April 28th, 2014

According to Amazon, the top best selling new release of the week is Space Battleship Yamato on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Huh? This is a live action remake of a 1970s Anime series, and according to Amazon.com, it is the number one selling new release of the week. Either this is an incredibly slow week, or there's something wrong with Amazon.com's algorithm. It's mostly the former. Gloria is easily the best movie on this list, but the reviews on the DVD are weak. Star Trek: Enterprise: Season Four has a lot of extras and the season was arguably the best in the show's short run, but the Blu-ray is expensive and even the best season isn't as good as the average TNG season. I finally got to the review for Knights of Badassdom and I loved the Blu-ray, but I'm not sure there is a wide enough audience for the movie. I was tempted to go with Space Battleship Yamato as Pick of the Week. In the end, I went with Gloria. More...

Contest: Too Amazing

April 25th, 2014

Next weekend is the official start of the summer blockbuster season and The Amazing Spider-man 2 is opening and could have the biggest weekend of the year so far. (Walk of Shame is also opening wide, but won't have a major impact at the box office.) There is really only one choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Amazing Spider-man 2. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Labor Day on Blu-ray Combo Pack, as well as a random DVD or Blu-ray that I've previously reviewed. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also two random DVDs or Blu-rays that I've previously reviewed. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Contest: Power Through the Competition: Winning Announcement

April 23rd, 2014

The winners of our Power Through the Competition contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: LEGO Earns Stacks Dollar Bills

February 11th, 2014

Lego poster

The LEGO Movie didn't break the record for Biggest February Weekend, but it came close. The Monuments Men performed better than expected, but was still a very distant second place. On the other hand, Vampire Academy bombed, fully and completely. Compared to last week, even without The LEGO Movie, this week is almost better. With The LEGO Movie, this week is 76% better at $151 million. Compared to last year, The LEGO Movie opened with more than the top five made in 2013. Overall, the year-over-year growth was 46%. This is just a fantastic result no matter how you look at it. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $1.12 billion, putting it 12% ahead of 2013's pace. It is obviously still too early to declare 2014 the winner, but this is still a fantastic start. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Laps Competition

February 3rd, 2014

Ride Along poster

Super Bowl turned into a blow-out, but still earned a record television audience. This explains why the overall box office numbers were down compared to last weekend. That said, there were some films that did well, including Ride Along, which completed the threepeat and by this time next week with be at over $100 million. On the other hand, the new releases really struggled. That Awkward Moment only managed third place, while Labor Day barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Week-over-week, the overall box office fell 26% to $86 million. Compared to last year, the box office also fell, but by only 3%. That said, 2014 is still ahead of 2013 by 6% at $943 million to $887 million, so the market is still healthy. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ride Along Completes Hat-trick

February 2nd, 2014

Ride Along poster

With distributors aiming for counter-programming over Super Bowl weekend, Ride Along will win this weekend fairly comfortably, according to estimates released on Sunday. Universal is projecting a $12.3 million weekend, down 42% from last time, and a cume by Monday morning of nearly $93 million. That should set the film up to cross $100 million in the next week, and makes it a rare winner of 3 weekends in a row. Second place is a toss-up between Frozen and That Awkward Moment, although Disney is laying claim to the prize right now with $9.3 million projected, up 2% from last weekend thanks to a new sing-along version of Frozen introduced to theaters on Friday. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Far from Super

January 30th, 2014

That Awkward Moment poster

It's the Super Bowl weekend, so needless to say, the new releases are looking rather weak. Why would any studio want to release a film against what is the largest single sporting event of the year? There are two wide releases coming out, but neither is expected to make much of an impact. That Awkward Moment is the bigger of the two wide releases, but its reviews are terrible. It should still earn first place, because there's no competition to speak of. Labor Day's reviews are slightly better and its target demographic has very little crossover appeal with the Super Bowl. Even so, most think it will miss the top five. This weekend last year, Warm Bodies earned first place with just over $20 million. If That Awkward Moment earns $20 million, I will be shocked. It might not earn too much more than half of that. More...

Contest: Starved of Attention

January 23rd, 2014

Next weekend is the last weekend of January / first weekend of February and there are two films that are opening wide: That Awkward Moment and Labor Day. Unfortunately, neither of them are expected to be big hits and it is possible neither of other will open with more than $10 million. That said, we still have to pick a target film for this week's box office prediction contest, and I'm not 100% sure Labor Day will open 100% wide, so let's go with That Awkward Moment as the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, simply predict the opening weekend box office figure for That Awkward Moment. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win the a copy of The Starving Games on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of The Starving Games on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: January

January 1st, 2014

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Limited Releases: Last Chance for Oscar Glory

December 27th, 2013

August Osage County poster

There are a quartet of films opening in limited release this weekend hoping, as this is the last weekend they could open and still have a shot at Oscar glory this year. Three of the four films have already earned at least one major nomination, while the fourth has a shot at Oscar nominations in a technical category or two. Overall, however, their reviews are merely good, but not great. With all of the competition, it might be too difficult for any of them to expand wide. August: Osage County has the best combination of reviews and buzz and should win the weekend. More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/31 7 $5,175,282   2,584 $2,003   $5,175,282 3
2014/02/07 10 $3,184,785 -38% 2,584 $1,233   $10,127,181 10
2014/02/14 17 $1,250,675 -61% 1,664 $752   $12,445,243 17
2014/02/21 32 $226,864 -82% 418 $543   $13,106,505 24
2014/02/28 47 $47,776 -79% 107 $447   $13,250,522 31
2014/03/07 45 $44,417 -7% 84 $529   $13,320,017 38
2014/03/14 62 $14,971 -66% 42 $356   $13,362,308 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/31 5 $1,921,070   2,584 $743   $1,921,070 1
2014/02/01 7 $2,398,137 +25% 2,584 $928   $4,319,207 2
2014/02/02 6 $856,075 -64% 2,584 $331   $5,175,282 3
2014/02/03 6 $400,100 -53% 2,584 $155   $5,575,382 4
2014/02/04 5 $570,324 +43% 2,584 $221   $6,145,706 5
2014/02/05 6 $389,525 -32% 2,584 $151   $6,535,231 6
2014/02/06 6 $407,165 +5% 2,584 $158   $6,942,396 7
2014/02/07 9 $904,787 +122% 2,584 $350   $7,847,183 8
2014/02/08 11 $1,483,661 +64% 2,584 $574   $9,330,844 9
2014/02/09 10 $796,337 -46% 2,584 $308   $10,127,181 10
2014/02/10 9 $238,648 -70% 2,584 $92   $10,365,829 11
2014/02/11 7 $342,594 +44% 2,584 $133   $10,708,423 12
2014/02/12 8 $240,245 -30% 2,584 $93   $10,948,668 13
2014/02/13 9 $245,900 +2% 2,584 $95   $11,194,568 14
2014/02/14 15 $494,387 +101% 1,664 $297   $11,688,955 15
2014/02/15 17 $454,362 -8% 1,664 $273   $12,143,317 16
2014/02/16 18 $301,926 -34% 1,664 $181   $12,445,243 17
2014/02/17 - $159,969 -47% 1,664 $96   $12,605,212 18
2014/02/18 17 $106,278 -34% 1,664 $64   $12,711,490 19
2014/02/19 - $83,230 -22% 1,664 $50   $12,794,720 20
2014/02/20 - $84,921 +2% 1,664 $51   $12,879,641 21
2014/02/21 - $69,301 -18% 418 $166   $12,948,942 22
2014/02/22 - $104,026 +50% 418 $249   $13,052,968 23
2014/02/23 - $53,537 -49% 418 $128   $13,106,505 24
2014/02/24 - $18,977 -65% 418 $45   $13,125,482 25
2014/02/25 - $29,490 +55% 418 $71   $13,154,972 26
2014/02/26 - $24,486 -17% 418 $59   $13,179,458 27
2014/02/27 - $23,288 -5% 418 $56   $13,202,746 28
2014/02/28 - $15,531 -33% 107 $145   $13,218,277 29
2014/03/01 - $21,388 +38% 107 $200   $13,239,665 30
2014/03/02 - $10,857 -49% 107 $101   $13,250,522 31
2014/03/03 - $4,535 -58% 107 $42   $13,255,057 32
2014/03/04 - $7,088 +56% 107 $66   $13,262,145 33
2014/03/05 - $6,006 -15% 107 $56   $13,268,151 34
2014/03/06 - $7,449 +24% 107 $70   $13,275,600 35
2014/03/07 - $13,767 +85% 84 $164   $13,289,367 36
2014/03/08 - $18,580 +35% 84 $221   $13,307,947 37
2014/03/09 - $12,070 -35% 84 $144   $13,320,017 38
2014/03/10 - $5,939 -51% 84 $71   $13,325,956 39
2014/03/11 - $7,350 +24% 84 $88   $13,333,306 40
2014/03/12 - $7,112 -3% 84 $85   $13,340,418 41
2014/03/13 - $6,919 -3% 84 $82   $13,347,337 42
2014/03/14 - $4,581 -34% 42 $109   $13,351,918 43
2014/03/15 - $6,278 +37% 42 $149   $13,358,196 44
2014/03/16 - $4,112 -35% 42 $98   $13,362,308 45
2014/03/17 - $2,277 -45% 42 $54   $13,364,585 46
2014/03/18 - $2,539 +12% 42 $60   $13,367,124 47
2014/03/19 - $1,725 -32% 42 $41   $13,368,849 48
2014/03/20 - $2,679 +55% 42 $64   $13,371,528 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/31 7 $6,942,396   2,584 $2,687   $6,942,396 7
2014/02/07 11 $4,252,172 -39% 2,584 $1,646   $11,194,568 14
2014/02/14 17 $1,685,073 -60% 1,664 $1,013   $12,879,641 21
2014/02/21 31 $323,105 -81% 418 $773   $13,202,746 28
2014/02/28 45 $72,854 -77% 107 $681   $13,275,600 35
2014/03/07 43 $71,737 -2% 84 $854   $13,347,337 42
2014/03/14 57 $24,191 -66% 42 $576   $13,371,528 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Brazil 3/13/2014 $0 0 3 3 $171,117 12/15/2015
Denmark 6/19/2014 $0 0 103 150 $647,165 12/17/2015
 
International Total$818,282 12/17/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/4/2014664,741 64,741$952,988$952,9881
5/11/2014950,131-23% 114,872$766,002$1,718,9892
5/18/20142615,837-68% 130,709$269,071$1,988,0603
6/1/20142216,965 157,578$288,235$2,444,5645

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/4/2014826,096 26,096$445,979$445,9791
5/11/20141121,136-19% 47,232$422,518$868,4972

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