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McFarland, USA (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,480,275Details
International Box Office $1,227,649Details
Worldwide Box Office $45,707,924
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,471,863 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $921,747 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,393,610
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The true against-all-odds story of the 1987 McFarland high school cross country team in an economically challenged community.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 20th, 2015 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: March 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Ecuador)
March 12th, 2015 (Wide), released as McFarland (Australia)
June 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Turkey)
September 25th, 2015 (Wide), released as McFarland (United Kingdom)
Video Release: June 2nd, 2015 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, some violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2322, 5/14/2014)
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Inspirational Sports, Miscellaneous Sports, Miscellaneous Racing, Track and Field, Inspirational Coach, Hispanic, Poverty, Life on a Farm
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Mayhem Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,040 $4,194 Jul 3, 2015 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 976 $11,753 Jun 26, 2015 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,084 $15,766 Jun 19, 2015 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,018 $36,597 Jun 12, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,052 $56,408 Jun 5, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 931 $102,683 May 29, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 791 $174,498 May 22, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 766 $216,953 May 15, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,155 $156,136 May 8, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,888 $84,432 May 1, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,719 $141,814 Apr 24, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,677 $204,835 Apr 17, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,385 $421,414 Apr 10, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,501 $618,631 Apr 3, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,512 $1,122,021 Mar 27, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,387 $2,197,381 Mar 20, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,322 $3,604,989 Mar 13, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,375 $5,222,630 Mar 6, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,403 $7,835,205 Feb 27, 2015 10
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 229 $11,020,798 Feb 20, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,664 $11,020,798 Feb 20, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,193 2,755 Feb 20, 2015 3

Cast

   Jim White
Maria Bello    Cheryl White
Morgan Saylor    Julie White
Martha Higareda    Lupe
   Damacio Diaz
   Victor Puentes
   Johnny Sameiego
   David Diaz
   Jose Cardenas
   Thomas Valles
   Danny Diaz
Danny Mora    Sammy
Valente Rodriguez    Principal Camillo
Vanessa Martinez    Maria Marsol
Diana-Maria Riva    Senora Diaz
Elsie Fisher    Jamie White
Ben Bray    Ernesto Valles
Rigo Sanchez    Javi
Chris Ellis    Coach Jenks
Eloy Casados    Dale Padilla
Josh Clark    Coach Jameson
Chelsea Rendon    Sonia Rosaldo
Daniel Moncada    Eddie
Chad Moncada    Clovis Coach
J. Downing    State Race Official
Brian Connors    Park Aide
Vincent Martella    Brandon
Juana Flores    Senora Soto
Regi Davis    Centennial Coach
Connor Weil    Palo Alto Runner #1
Brian Hayes Currie    Stevens Creek Coach
Sarah Benoit    Principal Camillo's Assistant
Salvador Perez    Player #1
Rebecca Silva    Grandmother Valles
John Funk    Centennial Assistant Coach
Jeffrey Sheller    Palo Alto Assistant Coach
Alfredo Lopez    Mariachi Singer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Christopher Cleveland
Screenwriter    Bettina Gilois
Screenwriter    Grant Thompson
Story Creator    Christopher Cleveland
Story Creator    Bettina Gilois
Producer    Gordon Gray
Producer    Mark Ciardi
Executive Producer    Mario Iscovich
Executive Producer    Mary Martin
Director of Photography    Adam Arkapaw
Production Designer    Richard Hoover
Editor    David Coulson
Costume Designer    Sophie de Rakoff
Composer    Antonio Pinto
Co-Producer    Victor Constantino
Unit Production Manager    Margaret Hilliard
Supervising Art Director    Karen Steward
Set Decorator    Alice Baker
Set Designer    Cameron Birnie
Sound Mixer    Ronald Judkins
Supervising Sound Editor    Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Sound Designer    Krysten Mate
Re-recording Mixer    Dean A. Zupancic
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Special Effects Supervisor    J.D. Schwalm
Special Effects Coordinator    Gintar Repecka
Visual Effects Supervisor    Patrick McClung
Assistant Director    Liz Tan
Assistant Director    Stephanie Tull
Assistant Director    Ryan D. Craig
Post-Production Supervisor    Leslie Rodier
Script Supervisor    Susan Malerstein-Watkins
Director of Photography    Dyanna Taylor
Music Editor    Robin Whittaker
Score Recordist    John Kurlander
Score Mixer    John Kurlander
Costume Designer    Sophie Carbonell
Costume Supervisor    David Swope
Make up    Francisco X. Perez
Hairstylist    RaMona Fleetwood
Sound Effects Editor    Robert Shoup
Sound Effects Editor    Teresa Eckton
Sound Effects Editor    Jeremy Paul Bowker
Sound Effects Editor    Pete Horner
Dialogue Editor    Daniel Laurie
Dialogue Editor    Cheryl Nardi
Foley Mixer    Corey Tyler
Re-recording Mixer    Terry Porter
Casting Director    Sheila Jaffe
Casting Director    Yolanda Guillen
Casting Director    J.C. Cantu
Stunt Coordinator    Steve Davison
Stunt Coordinator    Robert Brown
Stunt Coordinator    Mark Ellis

Home Market Numbers: SpongeBob Soaks Up the Competition

June 22nd, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

It was a busy week on the home market, sort of. There were plenty of new releases on the video chart, with new releases earning five of the top six spots. However, the number one film, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water wasn't a major hit, selling 584,000 units / $11.52 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 47%, which is really good for an animated film aimed at kids. Overall, this isn't a bad start, but I was really hoping for more. Its box office numbers were much better than expected, plus it was a great movie, but its home market debut is only good. More...

Home Market Releases for June 2nd, 2015

June 3rd, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Welcome to the column formerly known as the DVD and Blu-ray release report! In response to the changing home market landscape, we have renamed it the Home Market Release Report, and will now be including Video-on-Demand releases. It was a bad week to try and change the format, as there were a ton of great releases contending for Pick of the Week. Most of these contenders are TV on DVD releases, including Parks & Recreation: Season 7. There is also one limited release, Spring on Blu-ray, and one first-run releases, The SpongeBob Movie: A Sponge Out of Water on 3D Combo Pack. It was a close race, but I choose SpongeBob in the end. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Loses Focus

March 3rd, 2015

Focus poster

As expected, Focus led the way at the box office, but sadly did so with a much lower opening weekend result than predicted. The rest of the top five were a little stronger than predicted each earning between $10 million and $12 million. That said, the overall box office was still weak, down 10% from last week to $107 million. It was also down 13% from last year. This caused 2015's lead over 2014 to drop. Granted, 2015 is still ahead of 2014 by $110 million or 6.8% at $1.74 billion to $1.63 billion, so it would take a while to lose that lead at this pace. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases are the DUFFs to the Holdovers

February 24th, 2015

The DUFF poster

While there were three new releases to reach the top ten, the top three spots were held by holdovers. As expected, Fifty Shades of Grey won the box office race, but it did so with a much lower number. McFarland, USA was the strongest of the three new releases, while The DUFF earned the best per theater average. The less said about Hot Tub Time Machine 2's debut, the better. Overall, the box office fell 45% to $119 million compared to last weekend. At first glance, this is a disaster; however, this is a post holiday weekend and last week's number one film was artificially inflated at the box office due to hype and Valentine's Day. Compared to last year, the box office was 7% higher. This helped push 2015's lead over 2015 to 8.5% or $1.60 billion to $1.48 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fifty Shades Holds Top Spot After Big Fall

February 22nd, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

A 73% second-weekend drop won’t be enough to keep Fifty Shades of Grey out of its top spot on the weekend box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With another $23.25 million in the bank, the erotic drama has amassed $130 million after two weekends domestically, and has now taken over $400 million worldwide.

This relative weakness in Fifty Shades' second outing isn’t a big surprise given its fervent fanbase, who are more likely to attend on the first weekend, its mediocre reviews, and the fact that last weekend was a holiday, which can increase the box office take substantially. Perhaps more to the point, taking the top spot twice and reaching $400 million is enough. Universal already has every incentive to continue the franchise.

Second and third places this weekend go to two other returning films that are also set to fall more than 50% from last weekend’s totals: Kingsman: The Secret Service will post $17.5 million for $67 million after two weekends, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water adds $15.5 million to take its tally to $125 million after three. While it is a substantial decrease, this is a more typical second-weekend drop. More...

Weekend Predictions: In Fifty Shades' Shadow

February 20th, 2015

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 poster

Fifty Shades of Grey will again win the weekend box office race. In fact, it could make more than the three new wide releases make combined. The biggest of these three wide releases is Hot Tub Time Machine 2, but it is unfortunately earning terrible reviews. The DUFF's reviews were amazing, but it has since settled on merely good. McFarland, USA is earning the best reviews, but unfortunately its buzz is really quiet. Granted, its target audience doesn't tend to get hyped about movies, but this still isn't a good sign. This weekend last year, The LEGO Movie remained in first place with just over $30 million. This is about the same as Fifty Shades is expected to earn. If 2015 is to win, it will need to rely on depth. Since we could have seven films earning $10 million or more, that won't be an issue. More...

Contest: Time and Time Again

February 13th, 2015

Next weekend, there are three wide releases, none of which are expected to do well. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is opening wider than McFarland, USA and has louder buzz, but McFarland is going after a more mature target audience, so it is harder to gauge the buzz online. (The DUFF won't even be a factor in this race.) I think Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has a slight lead over McFarland, USA and as such, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize, featuring Big Bad Wolves on DVD, among other prizes. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, also featuring Big Bad Wolves on DVD, among other prizes. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: February

February 1st, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/20 4 $11,020,798   2,755 $4,000   $11,020,798 3
2015/02/27 6 $7,835,205 -29% 2,765 $2,834   $22,019,186 10
2015/03/06 7 $5,222,630 -33% 2,792 $1,871   $29,331,061 17
2015/03/13 8 $3,604,989 -31% 2,455 $1,468   $34,887,096 24
2015/03/20 11 $2,197,381 -39% 1,816 $1,210   $38,531,357 31
2015/03/27 12 $1,122,021 -49% 1,126 $996   $40,563,717 38
2015/04/03 13 $618,631 -45% 703 $880   $41,774,129 45
2015/04/10 15 $421,414 -32% 518 $814   $42,605,917 52
2015/04/17 22 $204,835 -51% 271 $756   $42,955,377 59
2015/04/24 27 $141,814 -31% 182 $779   $43,183,712 66
2015/05/01 28 $84,432 -40% 140 $603   $43,312,431 73
2015/05/08 27 $156,136 +85% 128 $1,220   $43,504,555 80
2015/05/15 23 $216,953 +39% 198 $1,096   $43,777,355 87
2015/05/22 23 $174,498 -20% 171 $1,020   $44,018,874 94
2015/05/29 25 $102,683 -41% 150 $685   $44,222,976 101
2015/06/05 32 $56,408 -45% 103 $548   $44,333,249 108
2015/06/12 39 $36,597 -35% 73 $501   $44,407,545 115
2015/06/19 52 $15,766 -57% 39 $404   $44,447,725 122
2015/06/26 56 $11,753 -25% 24 $490   $44,469,602 129
2015/07/03 66 $4,194 -64% 12 $350   $44,480,275 136

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/20 5 $3,633,069   2,755 $1,319   $3,633,069 1
2015/02/21 5 $4,550,899 +25% 2,755 $1,652   $8,183,968 2
2015/02/22 4 $2,836,830 -38% 2,755 $1,030   $11,020,798 3
2015/02/23 4 $719,437 -75% 2,755 $261   $11,740,235 4
2015/02/24 3 $1,044,309 +45% 2,755 $379   $12,784,544 5
2015/02/25 4 $659,319 -37% 2,755 $239   $13,443,863 6
2015/02/26 4 $740,118 +12% 2,755 $269   $14,183,981 7
2015/02/27 7 $1,992,903 +169% 2,765 $721   $16,176,884 8
2015/02/28 6 $3,629,615 +82% 2,765 $1,313   $19,806,499 9
2015/03/01 5 $2,212,687 -39% 2,765 $800   $22,019,186 10
2015/03/02 6 $509,424 -77% 2,765 $184   $22,528,610 11
2015/03/03 6 $604,325 +19% 2,765 $219   $23,132,935 12
2015/03/04 5 $433,908 -28% 2,765 $157   $23,566,843 13
2015/03/05 4 $541,588 +25% 2,765 $196   $24,108,431 14
2015/03/06 9 $1,459,126 +169% 2,792 $523   $25,567,557 15
2015/03/07 8 $2,364,005 +62% 2,792 $847   $27,931,562 16
2015/03/08 6 $1,399,499 -41% 2,792 $501   $29,331,061 17
2015/03/09 7 $454,334 -68% 2,792 $163   $29,785,395 18
2015/03/10 6 $582,840 +28% 2,792 $209   $30,368,235 19
2015/03/11 6 $460,534 -21% 2,792 $165   $30,828,769 20
2015/03/12 6 $453,338 -2% 2,792 $162   $31,282,107 21
2015/03/13 7 $1,053,046 +132% 2,455 $429   $32,335,153 22
2015/03/14 8 $1,639,577 +56% 2,455 $668   $33,974,730 23
2015/03/15 8 $912,366 -44% 2,455 $372   $34,887,096 24
2015/03/16 8 $307,167 -66% 2,455 $125   $35,194,263 25
2015/03/17 8 $404,187 +32% 2,455 $165   $35,598,450 26
2015/03/18 8 $382,490 -5% 2,455 $156   $35,980,940 27
2015/03/19 8 $353,036 -8% 2,455 $144   $36,333,976 28
2015/03/20 10 $628,700 +78% 1,816 $346   $36,962,676 29
2015/03/21 11 $999,503 +59% 1,816 $550   $37,962,179 30
2015/03/22 11 $569,178 -43% 1,816 $313   $38,531,357 31
2015/03/23 10 $230,762 -59% 1,816 $127   $38,762,119 32
2015/03/24 10 $267,580 +16% 1,816 $147   $39,029,699 33
2015/03/25 10 $217,288 -19% 1,816 $120   $39,246,987 34
2015/03/26 10 $194,709 -10% 1,816 $107   $39,441,696 35
2015/03/27 12 $342,440 +76% 1,126 $304   $39,784,136 36
2015/03/28 12 $488,501 +43% 1,126 $434   $40,272,637 37
2015/03/29 12 $291,080 -40% 1,126 $259   $40,563,717 38
2015/03/30 11 $131,709 -55% 1,126 $117   $40,695,426 39
2015/03/31 11 $166,197 +26% 1,126 $148   $40,861,623 40
2015/04/01 11 $148,059 -11% 1,126 $131   $41,009,682 41
2015/04/02 11 $145,816 -2% 1,126 $129   $41,155,498 42
2015/04/03 11 $234,521 +61% 703 $334   $41,390,019 43
2015/04/04 13 $207,239 -12% 703 $295   $41,597,258 44
2015/04/05 11 $176,871 -15% 703 $252   $41,774,129 45
2015/04/06 11 $98,365 -44% 703 $140   $41,872,494 46
2015/04/07 11 $127,145 +29% 703 $181   $41,999,639 47
2015/04/08 11 $99,249 -22% 703 $141   $42,098,888 48
2015/04/09 11 $85,615 -14% 703 $122   $42,184,503 49
2015/04/10 15 $139,886 +63% 518 $270   $42,324,389 50
2015/04/11 14 $184,709 +32% 518 $357   $42,509,098 51
2015/04/12 14 $96,819 -48% 518 $187   $42,605,917 52
2015/04/13 14 $32,040 -67% 518 $62   $42,637,957 53
2015/04/14 14 $42,990 +34% 518 $83   $42,680,947 54
2015/04/15 14 $34,698 -19% 518 $67   $42,715,645 55
2015/04/16 14 $34,897 +1% 518 $67   $42,750,542 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/20 4 $14,183,981   2,755 $5,148   $14,183,981 7
2015/02/27 6 $9,924,450 -30% 2,765 $3,589   $24,108,431 14
2015/03/06 7 $7,173,676 -28% 2,792 $2,569   $31,282,107 21
2015/03/13 8 $5,051,869 -30% 2,455 $2,058   $36,333,976 28
2015/03/20 11 $3,107,720 -38% 1,816 $1,711   $39,441,696 35
2015/03/27 12 $1,713,802 -45% 1,126 $1,522   $41,155,498 42
2015/04/03 11 $1,029,005 -40% 703 $1,464   $42,184,503 49
2015/04/10 15 $566,039 -45% 518 $1,093   $42,750,542 56
2015/04/17 22 $291,356 -49% 271 $1,075   $43,041,898 63
2015/04/24 28 $186,101 -36% 182 $1,023   $43,227,999 70
2015/05/01 27 $120,420 -35% 140 $860   $43,348,419 77
2015/05/08 26 $211,983 +76% 128 $1,656   $43,560,402 84
2015/05/15 21 $283,974 +34% 128 $2,219   $43,844,376 91
2015/05/22 23 $275,917 -3% 171 $1,614   $44,120,293 98
2015/05/29 26 $156,548 -43% 150 $1,044   $44,276,841 105
2015/06/05 31 $94,107 -40% 103 $914   $44,370,948 112
2015/06/12 38 $61,011 -35% 103 $592   $44,431,959 119
2015/06/19 48 $25,890 -58% 39 $664   $44,457,849 126
2015/06/26 60 $18,232 -30% 24 $760   $44,476,081 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 3/12/2015 $0 0 0 0 $0
Ecuador 3/6/2015 $0 0 2 2 $110,792 11/16/2015
Turkey 6/26/2015 $3,829 18 18 29 $10,697 7/15/2015
United Kingdom 9/25/2015 $19,379 115 115 117 $31,658 12/1/2015
 
Rest of World $1,074,502
 
International Total$1,227,649 12/1/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/7/2015595,982 95,982$1,725,756$1,725,7561
6/14/20151232,514-66% 128,496$584,927$2,310,6832
6/28/20152226,004 170,516$467,812$3,066,6234

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/7/2015630,713 30,713$722,358$722,3581
6/14/2015158,477-72% 39,190$199,389$921,7472

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