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Live by Night (2016)

Live by Night
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,467,349Details
International Box Office $6,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $15,967,349
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What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2016 (Limited) by Warner Bros.
January 13th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: January 13th, 2017 (Wide), released as Те живеят в нощта (Bulgaria)
January 13th, 2017 (Wide), released as Pod rouškou noci (Czech Republic)
January 13th, 2017 (Wide), released as Viver na Noite (Portugal)
January 13th, 2017 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
January 13th, 2017 (Wide) (Slovakia)
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MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2437 (Cert #50601), 8/10/2016)
Running Time: 129 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Directing Yourself, Organized Crime, 1920s, 1930s, Prohibition Era, Voiceover/Narration, Miami, Immigration, Religious
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Appian Way, Pearl Street, RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,599 $1,800,000 Jan 20, 2017 29
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 883 $5,106,046 Jan 13, 2017 22
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,582 $26,922 Jan 6, 2017 15
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,785 $36,928 Dec 30, 2016 8
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,481 $33,336 Dec 23, 2016 1


   Joe Coughlin
   Loretta Figgis
   Thomas Coughlin
   Dion Bartolo
   Emma Gould
   Graciella Suarez
   Chief Irving Figgis
Robert Glenister    Albert White
Miguel Pimentel    Esteban Suarez
Titus Welliver    Tim Hickey
Remo Girone    Maso Pescatore
Matthew Maher    RD Pruitt
Max Casella    Digger Pescatore
Christian Clemenson    Ritz Investor
JD Evermore    Virgil Beauregard
Clark Gregg    Calvin Bondurant
Anthony Michael Hall    Gary L. Smith
Chris Sullivan    Brennan Loomis
Benny Ciaramello    Paulo Bartolo
Derek Mears    Donnie Gishler
Danny Kitz    Broomfield Waiter
Bobby Curcuro    North End Local
Bruce-Robert Serafin    Large Italian
Massi Furlan    Anthony Servidone
Lewis D. Wheeler    Herald Reporter
Michael Mantell    Jack Jarvis
Tom Virtue    Doctor
Giuseppe Losavio    Illario Noble
Peter Arpesella    Gino Valocco
Zak Lee Guarnaccia    Adomo Valocco
Ric Sarabia    JT
Derrick Dover    Esteban’s Bodyguard
Gianfranco Terrin    Carmine
Peter Sabri    Wallace
Andrew Bongiorno    Fasani
Eduardo Cruz    Factory News Reader
Ryan Young    J&D Crew
Stanley M. Farrow    Shine Runner
Michael Chieffo    Pastor
Austin Swift    Mayweather
Anthony Palermo    Fausto Scarfone
David Fierro    Seppe
Gabriel Silva    Tomas

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Ben Affleck
Producer    Leonardo DiCaprio
Producer    Jennifer Davisson Killoran
Producer    Ben Affleck
Producer    Jennifer Todd
Executive Producer    Chris Brigham
Executive Producer    Dennis Lehane
Executive Producer    Chay Carter
Based on the novel by    Dennis Lehane
Director of Photography    Robert Richardson
Production Designer    Jess Gonchor
Editor    William Goldenberg
Costume Designer    Jacqueline West
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Stunt Coordinator    R.A. Rondell
Casting Director    Mindy Marin
Unit Production Manager    Debra James
First Assistant Director    David Webb
Second Assistant Director    Eric Lasko
Visual Effects Supervisor    Gregory L McMurry
Co-Producer    Madison Ainley
Co-Producer    David Webb
Post-Production Supervisor    Tina Anderson
Supervising Art Director    Bradley Rubin
Art Director    Stephen Christensen
Set Decorator    Nancy Haigh
Script Supervisor    Kerry Lyn McKissick
Sound Mixer    Jose Antonio Garcia
Hairstylist    Kristin Berge
Hairstylist    Barbara Cantu
Make up    Kate Biscoe
Make up    Ann Pala Williams
Make up    Deborah Rutherford
Costume Supervisor    Bob Morgan
Special Effects Supervisor    Steve Cremin
Additional Editor    Brett Reed
Assistant Editor    Peter Dudgeon
Assistant Editor    Brian Spirnak
Supervising Sound Editor    Erik Aadahl
Supervising Sound Editor    Ethan Van der Ryn
Sound Designer    Erik Aadahl
Sound Designer    Ethan Van der Ryn
Sound Designer    Brandon Jones
Re-recording Mixer    John Reitz
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Ozanich
Dialogue Editor    Ralph Osborn
Foley Mixer    James Ashwill
Foley Mixer    Richard Duarte
Foley Mixer    John Guentner
Location Manager    J.J. Hook
Set Designer    Ernest Avila
Set Designer    Lorrie Campbell
Set Designer    Jim Hewitt
Set Designer    Paul Sonski
Visual Effects Producer    Erika McKee
Music Editor    Richard Whitfield
Music Editor    Curt Sobel
Additional Music    Stephanie Economou
Score Mixer    Al Clay

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January 18th, 2017

Hidden Figures

As expected, Hidden Figures remained in first place as the box office was dominated by holdovers. The best of the new releases / wide expansions was The Bye Bye Man, which earned fifth place with $15.20 million. On the positive side, while there was only one film to earn more than $20 million over the weekend, there were seven that earned $10 million or more. That’s really good depth. It’s good enough for an 8.5% increase from last weekend reaching $149 million. However, this is still 10% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is behind 2016 by 15% at $562 million to $659 million, but again, it is way too soon to make any predictions. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hidden Figures wins MLK Weekend

January 15th, 2017

Hidden Figures

A pile-up at the box office this weekend will leave a crush of new releases behind Hidden Figures and La La Land, which remain the top two films at the box office. Hidden Figures will be down just 10% (in part thanks to expanded distribution) to $20.45 million, for $54.8 million in total, as of Sunday evening. Fox is projecting a $25.3 million 4-day weekend for the film. La La Land is even more impressive, growing its box office by 43% and moving from fifth to second on the chart with $14.5 million, and $74.1 million to date. It’s record-breaking performance at the Golden Globes has clearly lifted it to another level with audiences. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Is Patriots Day Going Bye Bye with $560,000?

January 13th, 2017

Patriots Day

Patriots Day earned $560,000 from 2,000 theaters during its Thursday previews. This is less than half of what Hidden Figures made last week. Worse still, Patriots Day’s target audience should be more likely to go see a film’s previews than Hidden Figures’ target audience would be. That said, it is still a holiday weekend and it should bounce back over the next few days. I think it will miss our predictions, but it should come close with about $19 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Patriots Win the Weekend? Or Will Hidden Remain Up Front?

January 12th, 2017

Patriots Day

Six films are opening or expanding this weekend, which have a shot at the top ten. However, only one of them, Patriots Day, has a real shot at first place. In fact, it might be the only “new” film in the top five. The biggest wide release of the week is Monster Trucks, which is opening in 2,800 theaters. I didn’t see that coming. [Ed.: The final announced theater count for Monster Trucks is an even more impressive 3,119] Meanwhile, Sleepless is only opening in 1,800 theaters, while Silence is expanding into 750 theaters. We still haven’t mentioned all of the new films. As for holdovers, Hidden Figures has a real shot at first place, while La La Land should get a boost from its Awards Season success. This weekend last year, Ride Along 2 opened with just over $35 million over the three-day weekend. There’s no film that will match that figure during the four-day weekend. On the positive side, there were only four films that earned more than $10 million during the three-day weekend and this year we should have five. That’s not enough to win in the year-over-year competition. It likely won’t even be close. More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

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Limited and VOD Releases: Which Releases will Make some Noise?

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There are a number of limited releases coming out this week spread from Wednesday through Sunday. This includes several that are aiming for Awards Season glory: 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Silence, and others. There might be too many great films on this week's list, which means some will not live up to their box office potential. More...

Live by Night Trailer

October 28th, 2016

Historical drama written and directed by, and starring Ben Affleck opens December 25 ... Full Movie Details. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 35 $33,336   4 $8,334   $33,336 1
2016/12/30 40 $36,928 +11% 4 $9,232   $111,546 8
2017/01/06 42 $26,922 -27% 4 $6,731   $168,412 15
2017/01/13 11 $5,106,046 +18,866% 2,822 $1,809   $5,291,690 22
2017/01/20 14 $1,800,000 -65% 2,822 $638   $9,467,349 29

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/25 - $33,336   4 $8,334   $33,336 1
2016/12/26 - $15,508 -53% 4 $3,877   $48,844 2
2016/12/27 - $8,361 -46% 4 $2,090   $57,205 3
2016/12/28 - $9,166 +10% 4 $2,292   $66,371 4
2016/12/29 - $8,247 -10% 4 $2,062   $74,618 5
2016/12/30 - $11,438 +39% 4 $2,860   $86,056 6
2016/12/31 - $8,914 -22% 4 $2,229   $94,970 7
2017/01/01 - $16,576 +86% 4 $4,144   $111,546 8
2017/01/02 - $12,954 -22% 4 $3,239   $124,500 9
2017/01/03 - $5,501 -58% 4 $1,375   $130,001 10
2017/01/04 - $5,587 +2% 4 $1,397   $135,588 11
2017/01/05 - $5,902 +6% 4 $1,476   $141,490 12
2017/01/06 - $8,225 +39% 4 $2,056   $149,715 13
2017/01/07 - $11,704 +42% 4 $2,926   $161,419 14
2017/01/08 - $6,993 -40% 4 $1,748   $168,412 15
2017/01/09 - $3,840 -45% 4 $960   $172,252 16
2017/01/10 - $5,702 +48% 4 $1,426   $177,954 17
2017/01/11 - $4,009 -30% 4 $1,002   $181,963 18
2017/01/12 - $3,681 -8% 4 $920   $185,644 19
2017/01/13 9 $1,952,501 +52,943% 2,822 $692   $2,138,145 20
2017/01/14 12 $1,872,681 -4% 2,822 $664   $4,010,826 21
2017/01/15 12 $1,280,864 -32% 2,822 $454   $5,291,690 22
2017/01/16 12 $897,006 -30% 2,822 $318   $6,188,696 23
2017/01/17 9 $677,756 -24% 2,822 $240   $6,866,452 24
2017/01/18 8 $440,769 -35% 2,822 $156   $7,307,221 25
2017/01/19 8 $360,128 -18% 2,822 $128   $7,667,349 26
2017/01/20 - $500,000 +39% 2,822 $177   $8,167,349 27

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 39 $74,618   4 $18,655   $74,618 5
2016/12/30 42 $66,872 -10% 4 $16,718   $141,490 12
2017/01/06 38 $44,154 -34% 4 $11,039   $185,644 19
2017/01/13 11 $7,481,705 +16,845% 2,822 $2,651   $7,667,349 26

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Bulgaria 1/13/2017 $24,584 0 0 0 $24,584 1/19/2017
Czech Republic 1/13/2017 $25,484 67 67 67 $25,484 1/18/2017
Portugal 1/13/2017 $75,300 65 65 65 $75,300 1/19/2017
Russia (CIS) 1/13/2017 $681,973 849 849 849 $681,973 1/18/2017
Slovakia 1/13/2017 $24,269 46 46 46 $24,269 1/18/2017
Taiwan 1/13/2017 $265,000 0 0 0 $265,000 1/18/2017
United Kingdom 1/13/2017 $851,693 449 449 449 $851,693 1/18/2017
Rest of World $4,551,697
International Total$6,500,000 1/19/2017

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