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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester-by-the Sea
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,906,428Details
International Box Office $3,830,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $40,736,428
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2016 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions, released as Manchester-by-the Sea
December 16th, 2016 (Expands Wide) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: December 16th, 2016 (Wide) (France)
December 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (Sweden)
January 6th, 2017 (Wide) (Norway)
January 6th, 2017 (Wide) (Portugal)
January 12th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
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Video Release: February 7th, 2017 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2398, 11/3/2015)
Running Time: 137 minutes
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Keywords: The Past Catching up with You, Family Affair, Death of a Sibling
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Amazon Studios, K Period Media, Pearl Street, Media Farm, A/Middleton Project, B Story
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 332 $1,744,650 Jan 13, 2017 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 329 $2,518,237 Jan 6, 2017 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 218 $4,246,046 Dec 30, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 713 $2,768,820 Dec 23, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 684 $4,223,828 Dec 16, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,497 $3,172,924 Dec 9, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,708 $2,270,911 Dec 2, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,063 $1,225,990 Nov 25, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,326 $256,498 Nov 18, 2016 3

Cast

   Lee Chandler
   Randi
Kyle Chandler    Joe Chandler
Lucas Hedges    Patrick Chandler
Gretchen Mol    Elise
C.J. Wilson    George
Kara Hayward    Silvie
Matthew Broderick    Rodney, Elise’s Second Husband
Heather Burns    Jill
Tate Donovan    Hockey Coach

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Kenneth Lonergan
Producer    Kimberly Steward
Producer    Matt Damon
Producer    Chris Moore
Producer    Lauren Beck
Producer    Kevin J. Walsh
Executive Producer    Josh Godfrey
Executive Producer    John Krasinski
Executive Producer    Declan Baldwin
Executive Producer    William Migliore
Co-Producer    Ryan Stowell
Director of Photography    Jody Lee Lipes
Production Designer    Ruth De Jong
Editor    Jennifer Lame
Costume Designer    Melissa Toth
Music Supervisor    Linda Cohen
   Lesley Barber
Casting Director    Douglas Aibel

2016 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 12th, 2017

Lion

The last of the Directors Guild of America nominations were announced and the Oscars are really shaping up to be a one-movie show. That movie is Deadpool. I’m joking of course, but it did get yet another nomination. At this point, it could earn a Best Picture Oscar nomination and I wouldn’t be surprised. The film that is dominating Awards Season is La La Land and frankly I’ve lost count of the number of nominations it has received. More...

2016 - Awards Season: PGA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017

Deadpool

The Producers Guild of America finally finished announcing their nominations. (They spread out their announcements for reasons I’ve never quite understood.) Most of the films on this list have already earned more than a few previous nominations. We appear to be settling into a predictable Awards Season. More...

2016 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017

La La Land

The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece. More...

Theater Averages: The New Year has a Patriotic Start

January 10th, 2017

Patriots Day

The theater average chart was dominated by holdovers, as is the norm this time of year. The top film was Patriots Day with an average of $14,972 in seven theaters. This bodes very well for its wide expansion next weekend. 20th Century Women is becoming a sleeper hit earning an average of $13,047 in ten theaters. This is one of those films that should be earning more Awards Season buzz, but I fear it has slipped between the cracks. Toni Erdmann and Paterson were neck-and-neck with averages of $10,472 and $10,205 respectively. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Winners - La La Lands on Top

January 8th, 2017

La La Land

The first major awards night was Sunday with the Golden Globes being handed out. La La Land led the way with seven wins, winning in every category it was nominated in. This is great news for its Oscar chances, but there’s already backlash building. More...

2016 - Awards Season: WGA - Nominations

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group nominees to be announced. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards, but only three of them are theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, like Hidden Figures, but there are also some surprises. More...

Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures rose to first place during its first full weekend of release with an average of $34,329 in 25 theaters. It already has more than $2 million and it expands wide on Friday. 20th Century Women was next with an average of $27,800 in four theaters. It isn’t a major player during Awards Season, but it is picking up enough nominations to help it stick around in theaters. Patriots Day was down just 8% earning an average of $21,117 in seven theaters. Last week’s winner, Silence, fell to an average of $20,827 in four theaters. If it has a similar drop next week, it will put its wide release in jeopardy. The best limited release of the week was Paterson, which earned an average of $17,334 in four theaters. Toni Erdmann earned an average of $14,000 in three theaters during its first full week of release. La La Land continues to expand, but remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,738. The overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was next with an average of $11,934, while the second place film, Sing, was right behind with an average of $10,647. More...

Theater Averages: Silence Speaks Volumes with an Average of $32,720

December 28th, 2016

Silence

Silence scored first place on the theater average chart earning an average of $32,720 in four theaters. Patriots Day was next with an average of $23,044 in seven theaters. Most impressively, Hidden Figures earned an average of $20,620 in 25 theaters, in just one day. The final film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with an average of $15,404. More...

Theater Averages: Rogue Rules Theater Average Chart with $37,306

December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $37,306. This wasn’t that far above the second place film, Fences, which earned an average of $32,366. Meanwhile, last week’s winner, La La Land, was pushed into third place with an average of $20,510. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rogue One has Apocalyptic Opening of $155.08 million

December 19th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dominated the weekend box office chart with $155.08 million. This is well over twice as much as every other release combined. It is nearly twice as much as last weekend’s total box office. This helped the box office grow by 154%, reaching $211 million. Sadly, this was over $100 million or 32% lower than the same weekend last year when The Force Awakens dominated the chart. The year-over-year decline can be best summed up as within expectations. 2016 is still ahead of 2015 by a massive amount at $10.47 billion to $9.96 billion, but that will change as we see more numbers for Rogue One come in. On a more big picture look, Disney became the first studio ever to hit $7 billion worldwide in one year. They now have the record for biggest yearly domestic box office and biggest yearly worldwide box office, while it is just $160 million away from the international record as well. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Rogue Awaken the Box Office?

December 15th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It is a deceptively busy weekend, as there are two wide releases, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Collateral Beauty, and two films that are “expanding wide”, Manchester by the Sea and La La Land. However, while that looks like a lot, in reality Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the only film most people are talking about. In fact, it is going to dominate the box office to such a degree that its only real competition is The Force Awakens, which opened this weekend last year. Unfortunately for Rogue One, there’s almost no chance it will match The Force Awakens. In fact, there’s almost no chance the entire box office will match the $247.97 million The Force Awakens opened with. 2016 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison. That said, 2016 has a nearly $460 million lead over 2015, so has long as Rogue One tops $100 million over the weekend, it should be enough to keep 2016 ahead in terms of raw box office numbers. More...

2016 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 14th, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations. More...

Theater Averages: La La Lands Yearly Record Result with Average of $176,221

December 13th, 2016

La La Land

La La Land dominated the per theater chart with an average of $176,221 in five theaters. This is not only the best of the year, it is the second best ever for a live-action film, behind just The Grand Budapest Hotel average of $202,792 in four theaters. Jackie was well back with an average of $18,933 in 26 theaters. Had La La Land not come out this weekend, this would have been big news. Now it might get lost in the crowd. Lion remained in the $10,000 club for the third weekend in a row with an average of $11,224 in 15 theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moana Completes Threepeat with $18.53 million

December 13th, 2016

Moana

As predicted, Moana was able to grab first place on the weekend box office chart. On the downside, it slipped a little faster than expected. Additionally, Office Christmas Party missed expectations and this led to the overall box office falling 13% from last weekend to $83 million. That said, this is still 7.0% higher than the same weekend last year and that’s more important. Year-to-date, 2016 maintained its $460 million / 4.7% lead over 2015 at $10.23 billion to $9.77 billion. This lead will take a serious hit this coming weekend when Rogue One goes against The Force Awakens. That said, unless Rogue One opens with less than $100 million during its weekend, 2016 should still come out ahead at the end of the year. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moana Narrowly Beats Office Christmas Party

December 11th, 2016

Moana

Moana will get to enjoy one last weekend at the top of the box office chart, in spite of a good debut for Office Christmas Party. Disney’s animated adventure will post about $18.8 million in its third weekend, for $145 million to date. It’s beginning to lag behind the performance of Frozen, which made $22.6 million in its third weekend in wide release, and had amassed $164.8 million. That still puts Moana well on course for $300 million domestically, although $350 million is looking like a stretch. Internationally, Moana will earn around $23.5 million this weekend, taking its total overseas to $93.8 million, and its global haul to $238.8 million. More...

Theater Averages: Jackie Tackles Lion Earning Average of $55,743

December 6th, 2016

Jackie

Jackie led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $55,743 in five theaters. Given this start and add in its Oscar buzz and the film has a real shot at expanding wide. Last week’s winner, Lion, fell to second place with an average of $16,651 in seven theaters. Manchester by the Sea continues its impressive run with an average of $14,592 in 156 theaters. It still has room to grow. Miss Sloane earned an average of $11,213 in four theaters. It is reportedly expanding wide this weekend, but that can mean anything from a few hundred theaters to well over 2,000. Finally, Things to Come opened with an average of $11,030 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moana Stands Tall as Awards Season Hots Up

December 4th, 2016

Moana

The top of the box office chart remains a tale of two movies this weekend, with Moana maintaining an impressive lead over Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but both movies doing very nicely heading into the Christmas season. Moana tops the chart again this weekend with $28.4 million, for a total of $119.9 million at the end of the weekend. By way of comparison, Frozen had earned $134.3 million at this point in its run, but fell a slightly larger 53% from Thanksgiving, compared to Moana’s 50% decline. The next few weeks should be very lucrative for the animated adventure, which is likely to sail past $300 million at the domestic box office. More...

Theater Averages: Lion Starts like a Lion with an Average of $30,840

November 29th, 2016

Lion

Lion led the way on the theater average chart this week with an average of $30,840 in four theaters. Its reviews are great and it could become a sleeper hit throughout the Christmas holidays. Up next was Manchester by the Sea with an average of $25,541 in 48 theaters. It still has plenty of room to expand and its Awards Season buzz is growing. Miss Sloane opened with an average of $19,932 in three theaters. This is good, but not good enough to think it will expand truly wide. The overall number one film, Moana, was next with an average of $14,615. The final film in the $10,000 club was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with an average of $10,880. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moana Sails to Thanksgiving Win

November 27th, 2016

Moana

Disney’s domination of Thanksgiving weekend will continue in 2016, with Moana expected to post $55.5 million for the three-day weekend and $81.1 million in total, making it either the second-best or best Thanksgiving opener of all time, depending on what you consider an “opener.” Disney is claiming second place for Moana behind Frozen, which had a $67.4 million 3-day weekend, and $93.6 million 5-day weekend back in 2013. That film had already opened in a single theater the weekend before, so if we want to split hairs, it technically wasn’t opening that weekend. Either way you look at it, it’s a great start for Moana, and another handsome win for Disney. The studio can now claim the top six 5-day Thanksgiving debuts and and the top eight 3-day Thanksgiving openings of all time. More...

Theater Averages: Manchester is Something to Sea, Earns $64,125

November 23rd, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $64,125 in four theaters. That isn’t the best average we’ve seen this year, but it is fourth place for a 2016 release. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them earned first place on the overall chart and second place with $17,954 on this chart. Nocturnal Animals earned an average of $13,315 in 37 theaters. That’s an impressive average considering how wide it was playing. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened earned an average of $11,745 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the re-release of Daughters of the Dust was the final film in the $10,000 club earning $10,842 in its lone theater. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016

Moonlight

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fantastic Beasts Makes Fantastic-ish $75 Million

November 20th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is doing everything Warner Bros. could have wished for this weekend, posting a lively $75 million opening in the US, hitting $143.3 million internationally for a global opening over $200 million, and getting a A CinemaScore that should give it positive word of mouth going into Thanksgiving. For a franchise reboot, that’s a lot of reasons to be happy, although its opening is well below the openings enjoyed by the original Harry Potter franchise. The worst of those, Chamber of Secrets, opened with $88 million over three days (Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince both technically had slower weekends than Chamber of Secrets, but both of them opened on Wednesday, and they still did over $75 million Friday–Sunday). More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases Need Some Animal Magnetism

November 18th, 2016

Girls und Panzer The FILM

There are few films on this week’s list, but most of them are earning good reviews. Two of them, Manchester by the Sea and Nocturnal Animals, are also earning Oscar buzz and I wouldn’t be surprised of both did very well on the per theater average chart. On the other hand, I’m interested in seeing Girls und Panzer The FILM. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 21 $256,498   4 $64,125   $256,498 3
2016/11/25 13 $1,225,990 +378% 48 $25,541   $1,627,629 10
2016/12/02 11 $2,270,911 +85% 156 $14,557   $4,330,854 17
2016/12/09 7 $3,172,924 +40% 366 $8,669   $8,343,125 24
2016/12/16 6 $4,223,828 +33% 1,206 $3,502   $14,084,133 31
2016/12/23 13 $2,768,820 -34% 1,213 $2,283   $19,483,936 38
2016/12/30 9 $4,246,046 +53% 1,206 $3,521   $28,470,697 45
2017/01/06 11 $2,518,237 -41% 1,057 $2,382   $33,858,594 52
2017/01/13 17 $1,744,650 -31% 726 $2,403   $36,906,428 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 - $72,658   4 $18,165   $72,658 1
2016/11/19 - $90,040 +24% 4 $22,510   $162,698 2
2016/11/20 - $93,800 +4% 4 $23,450   $256,498 3
2016/11/21 - $32,023 -66% 4 $8,006   $288,521 4
2016/11/22 - $29,989 -6% 4 $7,497   $318,510 5
2016/11/23 - $41,532 +38% 4 $10,383   $360,042 6
2016/11/24 - $41,597 n/c 4 $10,399   $401,639 7
2016/11/25 14 $450,244 +982% 48 $9,380   $851,883 8
2016/11/26 14 $457,589 +2% 48 $9,533   $1,309,472 9
2016/11/27 13 $318,157 -30% 48 $6,628   $1,627,629 10
2016/11/28 13 $96,024 -70% 48 $2,001   $1,723,653 11
2016/11/29 15 $106,676 +11% 48 $2,222   $1,830,329 12
2016/11/30 13 $117,557 +10% 48 $2,449   $1,947,886 13
2016/12/01 14 $112,057 -5% 48 $2,335   $2,059,943 14
2016/12/02 11 $665,888 +494% 156 $4,269   $2,725,831 15
2016/12/03 11 $999,345 +50% 156 $6,406   $3,725,176 16
2016/12/04 9 $605,678 -39% 156 $3,883   $4,330,854 17
2016/12/05 9 $197,757 -67% 156 $1,268   $4,528,611 18
2016/12/06 9 $231,147 +17% 156 $1,482   $4,759,758 19
2016/12/07 8 $215,586 -7% 156 $1,382   $4,975,344 20
2016/12/08 9 $194,857 -10% 156 $1,249   $5,170,201 21
2016/12/09 8 $922,526 +373% 366 $2,521   $6,092,727 22
2016/12/10 8 $1,401,072 +52% 366 $3,828   $7,493,799 23
2016/12/11 8 $849,326 -39% 366 $2,321   $8,343,125 24
2016/12/12 7 $355,794 -58% 366 $972   $8,698,919 25
2016/12/13 7 $435,857 +23% 366 $1,191   $9,134,776 26
2016/12/14 6 $393,703 -10% 366 $1,076   $9,528,479 27
2016/12/15 6 $331,826 -16% 366 $907   $9,860,305 28
2016/12/16 7 $1,275,856 +284% 1,206 $1,058   $11,136,161 29
2016/12/17 6 $1,719,724 +35% 1,206 $1,426   $12,855,885 30
2016/12/18 6 $1,228,248 -29% 1,206 $1,018   $14,084,133 31
2016/12/19 7 $606,819 -51% 1,206 $503   $14,690,952 32
2016/12/20 6 $728,056 +20% 1,206 $604   $15,419,008 33
2016/12/21 9 $619,771 -15% 1,206 $514   $16,038,779 34
2016/12/22 10 $676,337 +9% 1,206 $561   $16,715,116 35
2016/12/23 11 $951,413 +41% 1,213 $784   $17,666,529 36
2016/12/24 12 $594,526 -38% 1,213 $490   $18,261,055 37
2016/12/25 13 $1,222,881 +106% 1,213 $1,008   $19,483,936 38
2016/12/26 12 $1,534,324 +25% 1,213 $1,265   $21,018,260 39
2016/12/27 12 $1,105,513 -28% 1,213 $911   $22,123,773 40
2016/12/28 12 $1,071,162 -3% 1,213 $883   $23,194,935 41
2016/12/29 12 $1,029,716 -4% 1,213 $849   $24,224,651 42
2016/12/30 11 $1,379,010 +34% 1,206 $1,143   $25,603,661 43
2016/12/31 9 $1,451,378 +5% 1,206 $1,203   $27,055,039 44
2017/01/01 11 $1,415,658 -2% 1,206 $1,174   $28,470,697 45
2017/01/02 10 $1,276,660 -10% 1,206 $1,059   $29,747,357 46
2017/01/03 11 $607,168 -52% 1,206 $503   $30,354,525 47
2017/01/04 9 $514,954 -15% 1,206 $427   $30,869,479 48
2017/01/05 9 $470,878 -9% 1,206 $390   $31,340,357 49
2017/01/06 11 $743,626 +58% 1,057 $704   $32,083,983 50
2017/01/07 11 $1,063,558 +43% 1,057 $1,006   $33,147,541 51
2017/01/08 11 $711,053 -33% 1,057 $673   $33,858,594 52
2017/01/09 11 $301,192 -58% 1,057 $285   $34,159,786 53
2017/01/10 11 $377,666 +25% 1,057 $357   $34,537,452 54
2017/01/11 11 $320,448 -15% 1,057 $303   $34,857,900 55
2017/01/12 10 $303,878 -5% 1,057 $287   $35,161,778 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 25 $401,639   4 $100,410   $401,639 7
2016/11/25 13 $1,658,304 +313% 48 $34,548   $2,059,943 14
2016/12/02 11 $3,110,258 +88% 156 $19,938   $5,170,201 21
2016/12/09 7 $4,690,104 +51% 366 $12,814   $9,860,305 28
2016/12/16 9 $6,854,811 +46% 1,206 $5,684   $16,715,116 35
2016/12/23 12 $7,509,535 +10% 1,213 $6,191   $24,224,651 42
2016/12/30 10 $7,115,706 -5% 1,206 $5,900   $31,340,357 49
2017/01/06 11 $3,821,421 -46% 1,057 $3,615   $35,161,778 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
France 12/16/2016 $505,000 162 162 162 $505,000 12/19/2016
Norway 1/6/2017 $61,470 21 21 21 $61,470 1/10/2017
Portugal 1/6/2017 $90,820 42 42 42 $90,820 1/13/2017
Sweden 12/23/2016 $0 0 35 64 $312,901 1/10/2017
United Kingdom 1/12/2017 $854,500 0 0 0 $854,500 1/16/2017
 
Rest of World $2,005,309
 
International Total$3,830,000 1/16/2017

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