The Lords of Salem

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,165,881Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,671,319 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,588,304 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,259,623
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi, a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a "gift from the Lords." Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the "Lords of Salem" returning for revenge on modern-day Salem?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
45% - Rotten
Audience
30% - Spilled

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: April 19th, 2013 (Limited) by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Video Release: September 3rd, 2013 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2251, 12/5/2012)
Keywords: Radio Industry, Non-Chronological, Rock 'n' Roll, Addiction, Rehab / Former Addict, Secret Magic, Revenge, Intertitle, Curses, Hallucinations
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

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Weekend Estimates: Oblivion Rises High

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Limited Releases: Crowded House

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Cast

Sheri Moon Zombie    Heidi
Bruce Davison    Francis Matthias
Jeff Daniel Phillips    Herman
Ken Foree    Herman Jackson
Patricia Quinn    Megan
Dee Wallace    Sonny
Maria Conchita Alonso    Alice Matthias
Judy Geeson    Lacy Doyle
Meg Foster    Margaret Morgan

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Rob Zombie
Screenwriter    Rob Zombie
Producer    Rob Zombie
Producer    Jason Blum
Producer    Andy Gould
Producer    Oren Peli
Executive Producer    Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Executive Producer    Steven Schneider
Director of Photography    Brandon Trost
Production Designer    Jennifer Spence
Editor    Glenn Garland
Costume Designer    Leah Butler
Music Supervisor    Tom Rowland
Composer    John 5
Composer    Griffin Boice
Special Make-up Effects    Wayne Toth
Casting Director    Monika Mikkelson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/19 - $285,242   355 $803   $285,242 1
2013/04/20 - $204,613 -28% 355 $576   $489,855 2
2013/04/21 - $153,087 -25% 355 $431   $642,942 3
2013/04/22 - $58,400 -62% 355 $165   $701,342 4
2013/04/23 - $59,578 +2% 355 $168   $760,920 5
2013/04/24 - $51,062 -14% 355 $144   $811,982 6
2013/04/25 - $43,311 -15% 355 $122   $855,293 7
2013/04/26 - $57,410 +33% 280 $205   $912,703 8
2013/04/27 - $70,988 +24% 280 $254   $983,691 9
2013/04/28 - $54,757 -23% 280 $196   $1,038,448 10
2013/04/29 - $22,588 -59% 280 $81   $1,061,036 11
2013/04/30 - $22,941 +2% 280 $82   $1,104,481 12
2013/05/01 - $20,504 -11% 280 $73   $1,124,985 13
2013/05/02 - $14,848 -28% 280 $53   $1,119,329 14
2013/05/03 - $7,538 -49% 50 $151   $1,126,867 15
2013/05/04 - $9,170 +22% 50 $183   $1,136,037 16
2013/05/05 - $7,504 -18% 50 $150   $1,143,541 17
2013/05/06 - $3,869 -48% 50 $77   $1,147,410 18
2013/05/07 - $3,034 -22% 50 $61   $1,150,444 19
2013/05/08 - $3,817 +26% 50 $76   $1,154,261 20
2013/05/09 - $3,305 -13% 50 $66   $1,157,666 21
2013/05/10 - $2,496 -24% 15 $166   $1,160,162 22
2013/05/11 - $2,086 -16% 15 $139   $1,162,248 23
2013/05/12 - $1,361 -35% 15 $91   $1,163,508 24
2013/05/13 - $608 -55% 15 $41   $1,164,116 25
2013/05/14 - $896 +47% 15 $60   $1,165,012 26
2013/05/15 - $312 -65% 15 $21   $1,165,324 27
2013/05/16 - $557 +79% 15 $37   $1,165,881 28

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/19 16 $642,942   355 $1,811   $642,942 3
2013/04/26 25 $183,155 -72% 280 $654   $1,038,448 10
2013/05/03 56 $24,212 -87% 50 $484   $1,143,541 17
2013/05/10 79 $5,943 -75% 15 $396   $1,163,508 24

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/8/2013791,935 91,935$1,191,478$1,191,4781
9/15/20131331,477-66% 123,412$407,942$1,599,4202
9/22/20132416,977-46% 140,389$220,022$1,819,4413
9/29/20132212,997-23% 153,386$168,441$1,987,8834

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/8/2013559,759 59,759$1,079,840$1,079,8401
9/15/2013911,645-81% 71,403$209,486$1,289,3262
9/22/2013156,150-47% 77,553$132,527$1,421,8533

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