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Midnight Special (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,712,282Details
International Box Office $3,128,860Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,841,142
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,252,897 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $942,531 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,195,428
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Risking everything, Roy is committed to helping Alton reach his ultimate purpose, whatever that might be and whatever it costs, in a story that takes audiences on a perilous journey from Texas to the Florida coast, while exploring the bonds of love and trust, and the nature of faith.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
68% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 18th, 2016 (Limited) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: February 18th, 2016 (Wide) (Germany)
March 16th, 2016 (Wide) (France)
April 1st, 2016 (Wide) (Austria)
April 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Cambodia)
April 8th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
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Video Release: June 7th, 2016 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and action.
(Rating bulletin 2353, 12/17/2014)
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Fugitive / On the Run, Cults, Religious
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros., RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Faliro House Productions, Tri State Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,740 $9,056 May 20, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,343 $31,977 May 13, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,856 $28,219 May 6, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,559 $70,052 Apr 29, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,532 $132,372 Apr 22, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,007 $431,251 Apr 15, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,821 $1,130,207 Apr 8, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,115 $550,384 Apr 1, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,701 $100,017 Mar 25, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,535 $190,012 Mar 18, 2016 3

Cast

   Roy
Joel Edgerton    Lucas
Kirsten Dunst    Sarah
Adam Driver    Sevier
Jaeden Lieberher    Alton
Sam Shepard    Calvin Meyer
Bill Camp    Doak
Scott Haze    Levi
Paul Sparks    Agent Miller
David Jensen    Elden
Sharon Landry    Merrianne (Doak's Wife)
Dana Gourrier    Sharon Davison (Counselor)
Sharon Garrison    Jane Adams (Sarah's Mother)
Allison King    Hannah (Ranch Member)
Sean Bridgers    Fredrick (Ranch Member)
Lucy Faust    Caroline (Ranch Member)
James Moses Black    Military Officer
Yvonne Landry    Motel Clerk
Maureen Brennan    Woman at Truck Stop
Ann Mahoney    FBI Agent #1
Garrett Hines    FBI Agent #2
Kerry Cahill    Linda (NSA Staffer)
Wayne Pére    Prison FBI Agent
Dane Rhodes    Oil Worker
Lee Zurik    Local Newscaster #1
Nicondra Norwood    Local Newscaster #2
Billy Slaughter    NSA Staffer
Sam Malone    Soldier at Roadblock
Sean Kaplan    Texas State Trooper
James DuMont    Base Commander
Nancy Grace    Herself
Lynn Berry    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jeff Nichols
Producer    Sarah Green
Producer    Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Executive Producer    Glen Basner
Executive Producer    Hans Graffunder
Executive Producer    Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Director of Photography    Adam Stone
Production Designer    Chad Keith
Editor    Julie Monroe
Casting Director    Francine Maisler
Composer    David Wingo
Costume Designer    Erin Benach
Unit Production Manager    Hans Graffunder
Unit Production Manager    Sarah Green
First Assistant Director    Eric Heffron
Second Assistant Director    Christopher T. Sadler
Co-Producer    Eric Heffron
Associate Producer    Kristin Mann
Associate Producer    Rian Cahill
Associate Producer    Darius Shahmir
Production Supervisor    Robert Mazaraki
Art Director    Austin Gorg
Set Decorator    Adam Willis
Sound Mixer    Pud Cusack
Special Effects Coordinator    John McLeod
Special Effects    John S. Baker
Special Effects    R. Michael Bisetti
Special Effects    Marshall T. Broyles
Special Effects    Scott Roark
Special Effects    Alan Roberts
Special Effects    Larry Shorts
Special Effects    Kyle Wasserman
Make up    Stacy Kelly
Make up    Paige Reeves
Hairstylist    Tony Ward
Hairstylist    Amy Wood
Script Supervisor    Jean Paul Chreky
Production Supervisor    Brent Morris
First Assistant Editor    Richard B. Molina
First Assistant Editor    Sam Craven
Post-Production Supervisor    John Portnoy
Supervising Sound Editor    Will Fines
Re-recording Mixer    Will Files
Re-recording Mixer    Brandon Proctor
Sound Designer    Jeremy Bowker
Dialogue Editor    David Bach
Dialogue Editor    Joel Dougherty
Sound Effects Editor    Pascal Garneau
Sound Effects Editor    Scott Guitteau
Sound Effects Editor    Erik Foreman
Music Editor    Jay Richardson
Score Mixer    Satoshi Noguchi

Home Market Releases for June 21st, 2016

June 20th, 2016

Fantastic Planet

There are two wide releases coming out this week, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and The Divergent Series: Allegiant, although the latter is only coming out on Video on Demand. Neither of these are big releases and it only gets much worse from there. There wasn't a lot of competition for Pick of the Week, but I went with Fantastic Planet: Criterion Collection. It's a classic, but it is also a French Surrealist animated film, so that will limit its target audience. More...

Home Market Releases for June 7th, 2016

June 8th, 2016

Zootopia

The list of new home market releases isn't particularly long, but it includes Zootopia the best movie of the year, so it feels like an amazing week. It isn't the only contender for Pick of the Week this week, as Anomalisa, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut, and others are also worth considering. The Martian: Extended Edition is also a must have, if you don't own it yet. More...

Theater Averages: Civil War Sets Yearly Mark with $42,390

May 10th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War not only had the best theater average of the weekend, but it also had the best theater average for any film released in 2016. Its average of $42,390 was just ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Midnight Special remains the best average for a limited release this year. Other films in the $10,000 club this week include A Bigger Splash, which earned an average of $22,884 in five theaters over the weekend for an average of $27,697 from Wednesday through Sunday. Eva Hesse saw its average rise 8% to $13,816, but it did open on a Wednesday last week, so that likely depressed its weekend numbers last week. Dheepan just made it into the $10,000 club with an average of $10,125 in two theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Batman v Superman down 68% in second weekend

April 3rd, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Last weekend, Batman v Superman posted the 7th-biggest opening weekend of all time. This weekend, if Sunday’s estimate proves to be accurate, it will record the 27th-biggest 2nd weekend. That stat tells you most of what you need to know about the film’s box office performance: it hit big at the beginning, but is proving to have very little staying power. Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning projection for the weekend is $52.385 million, down 68% from last weekend, for a total of $261.5 million to date. With $419.8 million overseas so far, the film is well on its way to $700 million worldwide, and should make about $900 million in total. That’s certainly short of what the studio was hoping for—the consensus was that the film needed $1 billion globally to make a profit—but surely enough to keep their plans for the franchise on track for now. More...

Theater Averages: BvS Breaks Special's Yearly Average Opening at $39,134

March 30th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned first place on the theater average chart for the weekend and for 2016 with $39,134. The previous record was $38,002 held by Midnight Special and was set last weekend. This week, Midnight Special had to settle for second place on the chart with an average of $20,003. Born to be Blue was the best new limited release earning an average of $15,395 in three theaters. The only other film in the $10,000 club was April and the Extraordinary World, which earned $11,413 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Batman v Superman hits March record $170 milion

March 27th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman and Superman not only had to fight each other this weekend, but also mediocre reviews. They have come through in some style, however, posting a record for March of $170.1 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning estimate. Our model has the film coming a little below that mark, at $165 million or so, which might mean it won’t quite top Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II’s $169 million, which is currently the studio’s best ever weekend. But the fact that we’re comparing the movie to the Harry Potter franchise is nothing but good news for them. More...

Theater Averages: Midnight has Special Year-Best Opening of $38,002

March 22nd, 2016

Midnight Special

Midnight Special had the best theater average for a film that opened in 2016 earning $190,000 in five theaters for an average of $38,002. The only other film in the $10,000 club was A Space Program with $10,247 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Zootopia tops Allegiant

March 20th, 2016

Zootopia

Zootopia is set to win a third straight race and pass $200 million at the domestic box office in the process, but the real story of this weekend is the weak debut by The Divergent Series: Allegiant. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases are Very Special

March 18th, 2016

Midnight Special

Of the seven films on this week's list, five of them are earning excellent reviews and one of the other two is a Bollywood film with no reviews. Midnight Special was supposed to open wide, but that's not happening now. It could still find an audience in theaters. Additionally, Krisha is being released by A24 and that distributor has a very good track record. More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016

Zootopia

It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/18 30 $190,012   5 $38,002   $190,012 3
2016/03/25 30 $100,017 -47% 5 $20,003   $361,197 10
2016/04/01 16 $550,384 +450% 58 $9,489   $963,619 17
2016/04/08 14 $1,130,207 +105% 493 $2,293   $2,273,943 24
2016/04/15 18 $431,251 -62% 521 $828   $3,116,328 31
2016/04/22 29 $132,372 -69% 174 $761   $3,450,455 38
2016/04/29 36 $70,052 -47% 102 $687   $3,584,078 45
2016/05/06 47 $28,219 -60% 57 $495   $3,642,525 52
2016/05/13 44 $31,977 +13% 43 $744   $3,690,004 59
2016/05/20 60 $9,056 -72% 24 $377   $3,707,794 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/18 - $61,425   5 $12,285   $61,425 1
2016/03/19 - $72,509 +18% 5 $14,502   $133,934 2
2016/03/20 - $56,078 -23% 5 $11,216   $190,012 3
2016/03/21 - $20,173 -64% 5 $4,035   $210,185 4
2016/03/22 - $17,149 -15% 5 $3,430   $227,334 5
2016/03/23 - $18,796 +10% 5 $3,759   $246,130 6
2016/03/24 - $15,050 -20% 5 $3,010   $261,180 7
2016/03/25 - $29,640 +97% 5 $5,928   $290,820 8
2016/03/26 - $38,658 +30% 5 $7,732   $329,478 9
2016/03/27 - $31,719 -18% 5 $6,344   $361,197 10
2016/03/28 - $12,872 -59% 5 $2,574   $374,069 11
2016/03/29 - $12,549 -3% 5 $2,510   $386,618 12
2016/03/30 - $14,652 +17% 5 $2,930   $401,270 13
2016/03/31 - $11,965 -18% 5 $2,393   $413,235 14
2016/04/01 14 $172,612 +1,343% 58 $2,976   $585,847 15
2016/04/02 - $229,867 +33% 58 $3,963   $815,714 16
2016/04/03 14 $147,905 -36% 58 $2,550   $963,619 17
2016/04/04 14 $47,194 -68% 58 $814   $1,010,813 18
2016/04/05 - $50,229 +6% 58 $866   $1,061,042 19
2016/04/06 - $42,821 -15% 58 $738   $1,103,863 20
2016/04/07 - $39,873 -7% 58 $687   $1,143,736 21
2016/04/08 15 $326,713 +719% 493 $663   $1,470,449 22
2016/04/09 14 $500,952 +53% 493 $1,016   $1,971,401 23
2016/04/10 14 $302,542 -40% 493 $614   $2,273,943 24
2016/04/11 14 $107,424 -64% 493 $218   $2,381,367 25
2016/04/12 - $128,094 +19% 493 $260   $2,509,461 26
2016/04/13 14 $95,947 -25% 493 $195   $2,605,408 27
2016/04/14 13 $79,669 -17% 493 $162   $2,685,077 28
2016/04/15 - $126,671 +59% 521 $243   $2,811,748 29
2016/04/16 - $186,962 +48% 521 $359   $2,998,710 30
2016/04/17 - $117,618 -37% 521 $226   $3,116,328 31
2016/04/18 - $47,047 -60% 521 $90   $3,163,375 32
2016/04/19 - $55,031 +17% 521 $106   $3,218,406 33
2016/04/20 - $49,578 -10% 521 $95   $3,267,984 34
2016/04/21 - $50,099 +1% 521 $96   $3,318,083 35
2016/04/22 - $39,319 -22% 174 $226   $3,357,402 36
2016/04/23 - $59,219 +51% 174 $340   $3,416,621 37
2016/04/24 - $33,834 -43% 174 $194   $3,450,455 38
2016/04/25 - $14,110 -58% 174 $81   $3,464,565 39
2016/04/26 - $20,341 +44% 174 $117   $3,484,906 40
2016/04/27 - $15,537 -24% 174 $89   $3,500,443 41
2016/04/28 - $13,583 -13% 174 $78   $3,514,026 42
2016/04/29 - $19,213 +41% 102 $188   $3,533,239 43
2016/04/30 - $31,929 +66% 102 $313   $3,565,168 44
2016/05/01 - $18,910 -41% 102 $185   $3,584,078 45
2016/05/02 - $7,564 -60% 102 $74   $3,591,642 46
2016/05/03 - $9,113 +20% 102 $89   $3,600,755 47
2016/05/04 - $7,963 -13% 102 $78   $3,608,718 48
2016/05/05 - $5,588 -30% 102 $55   $3,614,306 49
2016/05/06 - $7,531 +35% 57 $132   $3,621,837 50
2016/05/07 - $11,314 +50% 57 $198   $3,633,151 51
2016/05/08 - $9,374 -17% 57 $164   $3,642,525 52
2016/05/09 - $3,749 -60% 57 $66   $3,646,274 53
2016/05/10 - $3,711 -1% 57 $65   $3,649,985 54
2016/05/11 - $3,882 +5% 57 $68   $3,653,867 55
2016/05/12 - $4,160 +7% 57 $73   $3,658,027 56
2016/05/13 - $10,477 +152% 43 $244   $3,668,504 57
2016/05/14 - $14,366 +37% 43 $334   $3,682,870 58
2016/05/15 - $7,134 -50% 43 $166   $3,690,004 59
2016/05/16 - $2,010 -72% 43 $47   $3,692,014 60
2016/05/17 - $2,181 +9% 43 $51   $3,694,195 61
2016/05/18 - $2,102 -4% 43 $49   $3,696,297 62
2016/05/19 - $2,441 +16% 43 $57   $3,698,738 63
2016/05/20 - $2,288 -6% 24 $95   $3,701,026 64
2016/05/21 - $4,001 +75% 24 $167   $3,705,027 65
2016/05/22 - $2,767 -31% 24 $115   $3,707,794 66
2016/05/23 - $825 -70% 24 $34   $3,708,619 67
2016/05/24 - $1,041 +26% 24 $43   $3,709,660 68
2016/05/25 - $1,313 +26% 24 $55   $3,710,973 69
2016/05/26 - $1,309 n/c 24 $55   $3,712,282 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/18 33 $261,180   5 $52,236   $261,180 7
2016/03/25 30 $152,055 -42% 5 $30,411   $413,235 14
2016/04/01 15 $730,501 +380% 58 $12,595   $1,143,736 21
2016/04/08 14 $1,541,341 +111% 493 $3,126   $2,685,077 28
2016/04/15 18 $633,006 -59% 521 $1,215   $3,318,083 35
2016/04/22 28 $195,943 -69% 174 $1,126   $3,514,026 42
2016/04/29 37 $100,280 -49% 102 $983   $3,614,306 49
2016/05/06 48 $43,721 -56% 57 $767   $3,658,027 56
2016/05/13 44 $40,711 -7% 43 $947   $3,698,738 63
2016/05/20 61 $13,544 -67% 24 $564   $3,712,282 70

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 4/22/2016 $76,015 20 20 82 $204,971 6/9/2016
Austria 4/1/2016 $273 1 1 3 $2,802 6/9/2016
Cambodia 4/7/2016 $7,559 28 28 39 $12,380 4/19/2016
France 3/16/2016 $609,292 170 170 291 $1,417,567 6/9/2016
Germany 2/18/2016 $13,574 53 53 71 $24,721 6/9/2016
Malaysia 4/14/2016 $31,714 43 43 43 $31,714 6/9/2016
Netherlands 5/12/2016 $20,383 21 21 21 $21,849 6/9/2016
Turkey 7/1/2016 $9,854 44 44 74 $28,981 7/14/2016
United Kingdom 4/8/2016 $701,141 400 400 743 $1,343,024 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $40,851
 
International Total$3,128,860 7/14/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/26/2016930,523 30,523$487,147$487,1473

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/26/20161021,014 21,014$419,443$419,4433

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