Martha Marcy May Marlene

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,981,038Details
International Box Office $550,000
Worldwide Box Office $3,531,038
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Synopsis

A young woman rapidly unravels amidst her attempt to reclaim a normal life after fleeing from a cult and its charismatic leader. Seeking help from her estranged older sister Lucy and brother-in-law, Martha is unable and unwilling to reveal the truth about her disappearance. When her memories trigger a chilling paranoia that her former cult could still be pursuing her, the line between Martha's reality and delusion begins to blur.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Theatrical Release: October 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: February 21st, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent and sexual content, nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2170, 5/4/2011)
Keywords: Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, PTSD, Accidental Death, Sex Crimes, Non-Chronological, Dysfunctional Family, Step-Family, Mental Illness, Religious, Cults
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: BorderLine Films, FilmHaven Entertainment, MayBach Cunningham, This is That, Fox Searchlight Pictures

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 21st, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. The biggest hit coming out on Tuesday is Tower Heist, which struggled compared to expectations and its production budget. The rest of Tuesday's offerings include more wide releases that missed at the box office, some TV on DVD releases from cable networks, as well as a few limited releases of note. Fortunately, there is a film coming out on Friday that is picking up the slack. Puss in Boots also missed expectations at the box office, at least domestically. However, it earned more than $500 million worldwide, not to mention an Oscar nomination. It is also the easy choice for Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May Marlene opened in limited release in October and from the beginning it was seen as a potential player during Awards Season. It did earn four Independent Spirit Award nominations, and picked up countless awards and nominations at film festivals and local critic awards, but it was shut out at the majors. Is this a great film that was snubbed at the Oscars? Or was it not quite Oscar-worthy? Or will I be one of the few voices to not sing its praises? More...

Awards Season: Early Nods Speak Volumes

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Per Theater Chart: Ascent of The Descendants

There were only two films that were able to crack the $10,000 club this weekend, but they were both huge hits. The Descendants opened with more than $1 million in 29 theaters, for an average of $41,038. Add in the film's reviews and its Awards Season buzz and there's little doubt that the film will expand wide. Speaking of wide, the only other film in the $10,000 club was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The overall box office leader took in $138 million in 4,061 theaters, for an average of $34,012. More...

Per Theater Chart Still Feeling Crazy

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Weekend Estimates: Puss in Boots Opens with $34 Million

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Martha Marcy May Marlene Makes the Most on Per Theater Chart

Martha Marcy May Marlene was one of five films to top $10,000 on the per theater chart leading the way with $34,413. Combining the film's opening with its reviews and it suggests serious potential for expansion. Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey opened with $22,963 in its lone theater, which is surprisingly strong. The overall box office leader, Paranormal Activity 3, was next with $15,829. Last week's winner on the per theater chart, The Skin I Live In, remained strong with an average of $11,771 in 21 theaters. Further expansion is likely, as it is earning some measure of mainstream success, but its bizarre subject matter will prevent it from truly escaping the art house circuit. Margin Call was a surprise entrant in the $10,000 club, as it was playing in 56 theaters, which is a lot for a limited release. Its opening weekend average of $10,034 and excellent reviews suggests some potential to expand, while reaching $1 million should happen sometime during the upcoming weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Big Activity at the Box Office

After a poor September and slow start to October, Paranormal Activity 3 put some life back in to the movie industry this weekend with a huge $54 million opening weekend, according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. That's comfortably a record for the franchise and will almost certainly top Jackass 3D to become the biggest October's biggest weekend too. With no other horror flick coming out between now and Halloween, it should be set for a comfortable $100 million or so at the box office (on a budget of $5 million). More...

Unlimited Number of Limited Releases Compete for Limited Audiences

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Cast

Elizabeth Olsen    Martha
Christopher Abbott    Max
Brady Corbet    Watts
Hugh Dancy    Ted
Maria Dizzia    Katie
Julia Gamer    Sarah
John Hawkes    Partick
Sarah Paulson    Lucy
Louisa Krause    Zoe
Adam Thompson    Bartender
Allen McCullough    Man in Home #2
Lauren Molina    Cult Member
Louisa Branden Johnson    Cult Member
Tobias Segal    Cult Members
Gregg Burton    Man in Home #1

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Sean Durkin
Director    Sean Durkin
Producer    Josh Mond
Producer    Antonio Campos
Producer    Chris Maybach
Producer    Patrick Cunningham
Executive Producer    Ted Hope
Executive Producer    Matt Palmieri
Executive Producer    Saerom Kim
Executive Producer    Saemi Kim
Executive Producer    Alexander Schepsman
Photographed By    Jody Lee Lipes
Editor    Zac Stuart-Pontier
Production Designer    Chad Keith
Co-Producer    Andrew D. Corkin
Casting    Susan Shopmaker
Composer    Daniel Bensi
Casting    Randi Glass
Composer    Saunder Jurriaans
Costume Designer    David Tabbert

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/21 - $40,165   4 $10,041   $40,165 1
2011/10/22 - $54,376 +35% 4 $13,594   $94,541 2
2011/10/23 - $43,110 -21% 4 $10,778   $137,651 3
2011/10/24 - $15,729 -64% 4 $3,932   $153,380 4
2011/10/25 - $15,747 n/c 4 $3,937   $169,127 5
2011/10/26 - $15,201 -3% 4 $3,800   $184,328 6
2011/10/27 - $14,666 -4% 4 $3,667   $198,994 7
2011/10/28 - $67,136 +358% 32 $2,098   $266,130 8
2011/10/29 - $100,415 +50% 32 $3,138   $366,545 9
2011/10/30 - $80,674 -20% 32 $2,521   $447,219 10
2011/10/31 - $26,989 -67% 32 $843   $474,208 11
2011/11/01 - $32,040 +19% 32 $1,001   $506,248 12
2011/11/02 - $29,722 -7% 32 $929   $535,970 13
2011/11/03 - $29,282 -1% 32 $915   $565,252 14
2011/11/04 - $129,175 +341% 98 $1,318   $694,427 15
2011/11/05 - $201,656 +56% 98 $2,058   $896,083 16
2011/11/06 - $124,941 -38% 98 $1,275   $1,021,024 17
2011/11/07 - $39,938 -68% 98 $408   $1,060,962 18
2011/11/08 - $51,380 +29% 98 $524   $1,112,342 19
2011/11/09 - $42,277 -18% 98 $431   $1,154,619 20
2011/11/10 - $45,427 +7% 98 $464   $1,200,046 21
2011/11/11 - $155,168 +242% 183 $848   $1,355,214 22
2011/11/12 - $203,877 +31% 183 $1,114   $1,559,091 23
2011/11/13 - $122,429 -40% 183 $669   $1,681,520 24
2011/11/14 - $44,334 -64% 183 $242   $1,725,854 25
2011/11/15 - $52,438 +18% 183 $287   $1,778,292 26
2011/11/16 - $49,081 -6% 183 $268   $1,827,373 27
2011/11/17 - $46,414 -5% 183 $254   $1,873,787 28
2011/11/18 - $105,535 +127% 180 $586   $1,979,322 29
2011/11/19 - $173,274 +64% 180 $963   $2,152,596 30
2011/11/20 - $105,833 -39% 180 $588   $2,258,429 31
2011/11/21 - $37,004 -65% 180 $206   $2,295,433 32
2011/11/22 - $46,490 +26% 180 $258   $2,341,923 33
2011/11/23 - $29,511 -37% 127 $232   $2,371,434 34
2011/11/24 - $28,179 -5% 127 $222   $2,399,613 35
2011/11/25 - $63,885 +127% 113 $565   $2,463,498 36
2011/11/26 - $69,903 +9% 113 $619   $2,533,401 37
2011/11/27 - $42,370 -39% 113 $375   $2,575,771 38
2011/11/28 - $14,133 -67% 113 $125   $2,589,904 39
2011/11/29 - $15,608 +10% 113 $138   $2,605,512 40
2011/11/30 - $17,088 +9% 113 $151   $2,622,600 41
2011/12/01 - $18,068 +6% 113 $160   $2,640,668 42
2011/12/02 - $26,902 +49% 84 $320   $2,667,570 43
2011/12/03 - $41,593 +55% 84 $495   $2,709,163 44
2011/12/04 - $22,848 -45% 84 $272   $2,732,011 45
2011/12/05 - $8,721 -62% 84 $104   $2,740,732 46
2011/12/06 - $8,955 +3% 84 $107   $2,749,687 47
2011/12/07 - $9,958 +11% 84 $119   $2,759,645 48
2011/12/08 - $10,382 +4% 84 $124   $2,770,027 49
2011/12/09 - $14,262 +37% 72 $198   $2,784,289 50
2011/12/10 - $23,036 +62% 72 $320   $2,807,325 51
2011/12/11 - $13,759 -40% 72 $191   $2,821,084 52
2011/12/12 - $6,135 -55% 72 $85   $2,827,219 53
2011/12/13 - $6,829 +11% 72 $95   $2,834,048 54
2011/12/14 - $7,310 +7% 72 $102   $2,841,358 55
2011/12/15 - $7,317 n/c 72 $102   $2,848,675 56
2011/12/16 - $5,856 -20% 39 $150   $2,854,531 57
2011/12/17 - $7,694 +31% 39 $197   $2,862,225 58
2011/12/18 - $8,052 +5% 39 $206   $2,870,277 59
2011/12/19 - $4,195 -48% 39 $108   $2,874,472 60
2011/12/20 - $3,149 -25% 39 $81   $2,877,621 61
2011/12/21 - $2,534 -20% 39 $65   $2,880,155 62
2011/12/22 - $3,140 +24% 39 $81   $2,883,295 63
2011/12/23 - $2,584 -18% 18 $144   $2,885,879 64
2011/12/24 - $1,816 -30% 18 $101   $2,887,695 65
2011/12/25 - $1,688 -7% 15 $113   $2,889,383 66
2011/12/26 - $2,898 +72% 18 $161   $2,892,281 67
2011/12/27 - $2,549 -12% 18 $142   $2,894,830 68
2011/12/28 - $2,627 +3% 18 $146   $2,897,457 69
2011/12/29 - $3,168 +21% 18 $176   $2,900,625 70
2011/12/30 - $2,822 -11% 14 $202   $2,903,447 71
2011/12/31 - $1,703 -40% 14 $122   $2,905,150 72
2012/01/01 - $4,006 +135% 14 $286   $2,909,156 73
2012/01/02 - $4,227 +6% 14 $302   $2,913,383 74
2012/01/03 - $2,308 -45% 14 $165   $2,915,691 75
2012/01/04 - $1,719 -26% 14 $123   $2,917,410 76
2012/01/05 - $1,638 -5% 14 $117   $2,919,048 77
2012/01/06 - $3,918 +139% 15 $261   $2,922,966 78
2012/01/07 - $6,071 +55% 15 $405   $2,929,037 79
2012/01/08 - $3,788 -38% 15 $253   $2,932,825 80
2012/01/09 - $2,427 -36% 15 $162   $2,935,252 81
2012/01/10 - $2,333 -4% 15 $156   $2,937,585 82
2012/01/11 - $2,875 +23% 15 $192   $2,940,460 83
2012/01/12 - $2,723 -5% 15 $182   $2,943,183 84
2012/01/13 - $2,260 -17% 15 $151   $2,945,443 85
2012/01/14 - $3,804 +68% 15 $254   $2,949,247 86
2012/01/15 - $2,715 -29% 15 $181   $2,951,962 87
2012/01/16 - $2,568 -5% 15 $171   $2,954,530 88
2012/01/17 - $1,077 -58% 15 $72   $2,955,607 89
2012/01/18 - $1,581 +47% 15 $105   $2,957,188 90
2012/01/19 - $2,189 +38% 15 $146   $2,959,377 91
2012/01/20 - $1,816 -17% 17 $107   $2,961,193 92
2012/01/21 - $2,613 +44% 17 $154   $2,963,806 93
2012/01/22 - $1,678 -36% 17 $99   $2,965,484 94
2012/01/23 - $1,619 -4% 17 $95   $2,967,103 95
2012/01/24 - $1,348 -17% 17 $79   $2,968,451 96
2012/01/25 - $957 -29% 17 $56   $2,969,408 97
2012/01/26 - $1,302 +36% 17 $77   $2,970,710 98
2012/01/27 - $1,193 -8% 10 $119   $2,971,903 99
2012/01/28 - $2,116 +77% 10 $212   $2,974,019 100
2012/01/29 - $1,085 -49% 10 $109   $2,975,104 101
2012/01/30 - $657 -39% 10 $66   $2,975,761 102
2012/01/31 - $605 -8% 10 $61   $2,976,366 103
2012/02/01 - $917 +52% 10 $92   $2,977,283 104
2012/02/02 - $1,122 +22% 10 $112   $2,978,405 105
2012/02/03 - $694 -38% 6 $116   $2,979,099 106
2012/02/04 - $866 +25% 6 $144   $2,979,965 107
2012/02/05 - $1,073 +24% 6 $179   $2,981,038 108

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/21 32 $137,651   4 $34,413   $137,651 3
2011/10/28 24 $248,225 +80% 32 $7,757   $447,219 10
2011/11/04 18 $455,772 +84% 98 $4,651   $1,021,024 17
2011/11/11 22 $481,474 +6% 183 $2,631   $1,681,520 24
2011/11/18 19 $384,642 -20% 180 $2,137   $2,258,429 31
2011/11/25 33 $176,158 -54% 113 $1,559   $2,575,771 38
2011/12/02 37 $91,343 -48% 84 $1,087   $2,732,011 45
2011/12/09 42 $51,057 -44% 72 $709   $2,821,084 52
2011/12/16 50 $21,602 -58% 39 $554   $2,870,277 59
2011/12/23 53 $6,088 -72% 18 $338   $2,889,383 66
2011/12/30 61 $8,531 +40% 14 $609   $2,909,156 73
2012/01/06 57 $13,777 +61% 15 $918   $2,932,825 80
2012/01/13 62 $8,779 -36% 15 $585   $2,951,962 87
2012/01/20 68 $6,107 -30% 17 $359   $2,965,484 94
2012/01/27 70 $4,394 -28% 10 $439   $2,975,104 101
2012/02/03 72 $2,633 -40% 6 $439   $2,981,038 108

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