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Meek's Cutoff (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $977,772Details
International Box Office $892,156
Worldwide Box Office $1,869,928
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
86% - Certified Fresh
Audience
53% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2011 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 216 $977,772
Top 2011 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 76 $977,772
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 43,280 $755
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 25,461 $1,531
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 3,936 $7,046
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 50,214 $549
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 29,596 $1,291
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 11,285 $3,233
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 35,499 $1,027
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 11,607 $3,157
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 60,135 $235
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 39,067 $896
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 2,286 $10,021
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 17,992 $2,165
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 48,479 $601
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 28,310 $1,359
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 5,051 $5,965
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 53,349 $460
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 34,864 $1,054
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 11,301 $3,228
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 38,614 $912
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 15,875 $2,421
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,040 $1,869,928
All Time International Box Office 5,759 $892,156
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,700 $1,039,419
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 7,409 $1,039,419
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,562 $977,772
All Time Domestic Box Office for Original Screenplay Movies 3,921 $977,772
All Time Domestic Box Office by First-Time Directors 1,446 $977,772
All Time Domestic Box Office 7,807 $977,772

Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 8th, 2011 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
Video Release: September 13th, 2011 by Oscilloscope Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild violent content, brief language and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2158, 2/9/2011)
Running Time: 104 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Moonlight
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Keywords: Road Trip, Bigotry, Costume Drama, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Evenstar Films, Film Science, Harmony Productions, Primitive Nerd
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,360 $920 Aug 19, 2011 136
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 722 $920 Aug 19, 2011 136
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 673 $460 Aug 19, 2011 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,382 $2,197 Aug 12, 2011 129
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 627 $2,197 Aug 12, 2011 129
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 677 $549 Aug 12, 2011 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,477 $4,224 Aug 5, 2011 122
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 608 $4,224 Aug 5, 2011 122
Highest Theater Average 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,068 $235 Aug 5, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,484 $9,037 Jul 29, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 506 $9,037 Jul 29, 2011 115
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 323 $1,291 Jul 29, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,846 $6,796 Jul 22, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 659 $6,796 Jul 22, 2011 108
Highest Theater Average 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 336 $1,359 Jul 22, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,832 $13,702 Jul 15, 2011 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 551 $13,702 Jul 15, 2011 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 560 $1,054 Jul 15, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,274 $9,063 Jul 8, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 767 $9,063 Jul 8, 2011 94
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 924 $755 Jul 8, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,579 $9,021 Jul 1, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 864 $9,021 Jul 1, 2011 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,268 $601 Jul 1, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,687 $15,236 Jun 24, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 805 $15,236 Jun 24, 2011 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 990 $896 Jun 24, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,707 $27,354 Jun 17, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 716 $27,354 Jun 17, 2011 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,084 $912 Jun 17, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,775 $42,121 Jun 10, 2011 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 678 $42,121 Jun 10, 2011 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,068 $1,027 Jun 10, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,728 $68,910 Jun 3, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 622 $68,910 Jun 3, 2011 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 718 $1,531 Jun 3, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,807 $96,828 May 27, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 607 $96,828 May 27, 2011 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 385 $2,421 May 27, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,413 $84,416 May 20, 2011 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 782 $84,416 May 20, 2011 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 632 $2,165 May 20, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,819 $96,990 May 13, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 840 $96,990 May 13, 2011 38
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 359 $3,233 May 13, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,741 $61,337 May 6, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,176 $61,337 May 6, 2011 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 564 $3,228 May 6, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,757 $34,724 Apr 29, 2011 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,734 $34,724 Apr 29, 2011 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 895 $3,157 Apr 29, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,313 $35,791 Apr 22, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,970 $35,791 Apr 22, 2011 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 509 $5,965 Apr 22, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,841 $14,092 Apr 15, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,157 $14,092 Apr 15, 2011 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 883 $7,046 Apr 15, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,248 $20,042 Apr 8, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,363 $20,042 Apr 8, 2011 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,406 $10,021 Apr 8, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 133 $10,021 Apr 8, 2011 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 1,965 $977,772 Apr 8, 2011 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 5,462 $977,772 Apr 8, 2011 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 1,218 43 Apr 8, 2011 0

Cast

   Emily Tetherow
Bruce Greenwood    Stephen Meek
Will Patton    Solomon Tetherow
Paul Dano    Thomas Gately
Zoe Kazan    Millie Gately
Shirley Henderson    Glory White
Neal Huff    William White
Rod Rondeaux    The Cayuse
Tommy Nelson    Jimmy White

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jon Raymond
Editor    Kelly Reichardt
Executive Producer    Todd Haynes
Executive Producer    Phil Morrison
Executive Producer    Andrew Pope
Executive Producer    Laura Rosenthal
Executive Producer    Mike S. Ryan
Executive Producer    Rajen Savjani
Executive Producer    Steven Tuttleman
Producer    Elizabeth Cuthrell
Producer    Neil Kopp
Producer    Anish Savjani
Producer    David Urrutia

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April 10th, 2011

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 59 $20,042   2 $10,021   $20,042 3
2011/04/15 62 $14,092 -30% 2 $7,046   $44,162 10
2011/04/22 53 $35,791 +154% 6 $5,965   $87,845 17
2011/04/29 60 $34,724 -3% 11 $3,157   $140,194 24
2011/05/06 49 $61,337 +77% 19 $3,228   $217,135 31
2011/05/13 43 $96,990 +58% 30 $3,233   $344,553 38
2011/05/20 42 $84,416 -13% 39 $2,165   $468,876 45
2011/05/27 37 $96,828 +15% 40 $2,421   $603,102 52
2011/06/03 37 $68,910 -29% 45 $1,531   $723,247 59
2011/06/10 44 $42,121 -39% 41 $1,027   $794,075 66
2011/06/17 52 $27,354 -35% 30 $912   $843,679 73
2011/06/24 62 $15,236 -44% 17 $896   $876,302 80
2011/07/01 64 $9,021 -41% 15 $601   $894,271 87
2011/07/08 66 $9,063 n/c 12 $755   $911,663 94
2011/07/15 57 $13,702 +51% 13 $1,054   $931,436 101
2011/07/22 66 $6,796 -50% 5 $1,359   $948,506 108
2011/07/29 69 $9,037 +33% 7 $1,291   $959,351 115
2011/08/05 86 $4,224 -53% 18 $235   $970,103 122
2011/08/12 97 $2,197 -48% 4 $549   $975,770 129
2011/08/19 111 $920 -58% 2 $460   $977,600 136

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 39 $24,036   40 $601   $627,138 53
2011/07/04 65 $1,434   15 $96   $895,705 88

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 56 $30,070   2 $15,035   $30,070 7
2011/04/15 64 $21,984 -27% 2 $10,992   $52,054 14
2011/04/22 51 $53,416 +143% 6 $8,903   $105,470 21
2011/04/29 58 $50,328 -6% 11 $4,575   $155,798 28
2011/05/06 47 $91,765 +82% 19 $4,830   $247,563 35
2011/05/13 42 $136,897 +49% 30 $4,563   $384,460 42
2011/05/20 45 $121,814 -11% 39 $3,123   $506,274 49
2011/05/27 37 $148,063 +22% 40 $3,702   $654,337 56
2011/06/03 40 $97,617 -34% 45 $2,169   $751,954 63
2011/06/10 46 $64,317 -34% 41 $1,569   $816,325 70
2011/06/17 52 $44,741 -30% 30 $1,491   $861,066 77
2011/06/24 63 $24,184 -46% 17 $1,423   $885,250 84
2011/07/01 63 $17,350 -28% 15 $1,157   $902,600 91
2011/07/08 68 $15,134 -13% 12 $1,261   $917,734 98
2011/07/15 55 $23,976 +58% 13 $1,844   $941,710 105
2011/07/22 71 $8,504 -65% 5 $1,701   $950,214 112
2011/07/29 69 $15,665 +84% 7 $2,238   $965,879 119
2011/08/05 83 $7,694 -51% 18 $427   $973,573 126
2011/08/12 97 $3,107 -60% 4 $777   $976,680 133
2011/08/19 121 $1,092 -65% 2 $546   $977,772 140

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