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A Long Way Down (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,347Details
International Box Office $737,297Details
Worldwide Box Office $750,644
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $201,433 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $35,829 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $237,262
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Four lost souls—a disgraced TV presenter, a foul-mouthed teen, an isolated single mother and a solipsistic muso—decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year’s Eve. When this disillusioned quartet of strangers meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, a London high-rise with the well-earned nickname Topper’s Tower, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family, becoming media sensations as the Topper House Four and searching together for the reasons to keep on living.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 13,294 $13,347
All Time International Box Office 5,977 $737,297
All Time Worldwide Box Office 10,543 $750,644
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,871 $13,347
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 4,081 $13,347
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,803 $737,297
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 3,049 $750,644

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 11th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: April 11th, 2014 (Wide) (Spain)
June 13th, 2014 (Wide) (Lithuania)
Video Release: September 9th, 2014 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2315, 3/26/2014)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Suicide, Depression, Cancer, Terminal Illness, February / May Romance, Life on the Outside, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, HanWay Films
Production Countries: Germany,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,616 $1,857 Jul 25, 2014 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,040 $1,857 Jul 25, 2014 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,001 $619 Jul 25, 2014 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,977 $5,006 Jul 18, 2014 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,190 $5,006 Jul 18, 2014 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,410 $1,001 Jul 18, 2014 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 11,794 $1,426 Jul 11, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,791 $1,426 Jul 11, 2014 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,929 $1,426 Jul 11, 2014 3
Theater Average Limited Release 27,232 $1,426 Jul 11, 2014 3
Top 2014 Theater Average Limited Release 1,084 $1,426 Jul 11, 2014 3
Never Wide Domestic 7,088 $13,347 Jul 11, 2014 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,524 $13,347 Jul 11, 2014 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,086 4 Jul 11, 2014 0


   Martin Sharp
Imogen Poots    Jess Crichton
Rosamund Pike    Penny
Sam Neill    Chris Crichton
Joe Cole    Chas
Zara White    Shanay
Josef Altin    Matty
Diana Kent    Hope

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Finola Dwyer
Producer    Amanda Posey
Screenwriter    Jack Thorne
Story Creator    Nick Hornby
Executive Producer    Christine Langan
Executive Producer    Dario Suter
Executive Producer    Christoph Daniel
Executive Producer    Marc Schmidheiny
Executive Producer    Thorsten Schumacher
Executive Producer    Nick Hornby
Director of Photography    Ben Davis
Production Designer    Chris Oddy
Editor    Barney Pilling
Editor    Chris Gill
Composer    Dario Marianelli
Costume Designer    Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Music Supervisor    Kle Savidge
Line Producer    Caroline Levy
Casting Director    Nina Gold

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/11 87 $1,426   1 $1,426   $1,426 3
2014/07/18 73 $5,006 +251% 5 $1,001   $7,435 10
2014/07/25 90 $1,857 -63% 3 $619   $13,093 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/11 83 $2,429   1 $2,429   $2,429 7
2014/07/18 76 $8,807 +263% 5 $1,761   $11,236 14
2014/07/25 97 $2,111 -76% 3 $704   $13,347 21

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