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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester-by-the Sea
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,423,443Details
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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2016 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions, released as Manchester-by-the Sea
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
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

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,641 $2,363,500 Dec 2, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,052 $1,225,990 Nov 25, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,311 $256,498 Nov 18, 2016 3


   Lee Chandler
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

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

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

November 29th, 2016


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


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


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 $2,363,500 +93% 156 $15,151   $4,423,443 17

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 $666,000 +494% 156 $4,269   $2,725,943 15

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

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