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A Million Ways to Die in The West (2014)

A Million Ways to Die in The West poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,720,965Details
International Box Office $44,040,030
Worldwide Box Office $86,760,995
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,654,439 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,410,845 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $14,065,284
Further financial details...

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


After cowardly sheep farmer Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 30th, 2014 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: October 7th, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material.
(Rating bulletin 2318, 4/18/2014)
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance, Prostitution, Native Americans, Hallucinations, Gangs, Intentionally Anachronistic, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Scene in End Credits, Gratuitous Cameos, 1880s, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Dysfunctional Family, Narcotics, Training Montage, Prologue, Digital Cinematography
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Bluegrass Films
Production Countries: United States


Wes Studi    Cochise
Matt Clark    Old Prospector
Aaron McPherson    Ben
Evan Jones    Lewis
Rex Linn    Sherriff/Narrator
Brett Rickaby    Charlie Blanche
Ralph Garman    Dan
Alex Borstein    Millie
John Aylward    Pastor Wilson
Jay Patterson    Doctor Harper
Amick Byram    Marcus Thornton
Dennis Haskins    Snake Oil Salesman
Christopher Lloyd    Doc Brown
Gilbert Gottfried    Abraham Lincoln
Ewan McGregor    Cowboy at Fair
John Michael Higgins    Dandy #1
Julius Sharpe    Dandy #2
Mike Miller    Vendor
Ardy Brent Carlson    Cowboy Ardy
Alec Sulkin    Guy at Fair
Tatanka Means    Other Apache
Ivan Brutsche    Angry Cowboy
Jean Effron    Elsie Stark
Bob Jesser    Cowboy at Table
Dylan Kenin    Pastor's Son
Franklin Broderick Spencer    Dirty Cowboy
Mike Salazar    6 year old Albert
Jimmy Hart    Photographer
Joe Berryman    Teacher
Tait Fletcher    Cowboy #1
Kevin Wiggins    Ruth's Cowboy Client
Jackamoe Buzzell    Other Cowboy

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Alec Sulkin
Screenwriter    Seth MacFarlane
Screenwriter    Wellesley Wild
Producer    Scott Stuber
Producer    Seth MacFarlane
Producer    Jason Clark
Executive Producer    Alec Sulkin
Executive Producer    Wellesley Wild
Production Designer    Stephen Lineweaver
Editor    Jeff Freeman
Composer    Joel McNeely
Director of Photography    Michael Barrett
Co-Producer    Eric Heffron
Supervising Art Director    Peter Borck
Art Director    Bryan Felty
Set Decorator    Carla Curry
Set Decorator    Libbe Green Eyers
Set Designer    Brooke Peters
Set Designer    Siobhan Roome
Costume Designer    Cindy Evans
Sound Mixer    David Brownlow
Sound Designer    Elliott L. Koretz
Supervising Sound Editor    Elliott L. Koretz
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Re-recording Mixer    Terry Porter
Visual Effects Supervisor    Blair Clark
Visual Effects Producer    Fiona Chilton
Associate Producer    Kelly Cronin
Associate Producer    Aaron McPherson
Associate Producer    Joseph Micucci
Assistant Director    Eric Heffron
Second Unit Director    Scott Rogers
Second Unit Camera    Paul Elliot
Casting Director    Sheila Jaffe
Stunt Coordinator    Scott Rogers

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 7th, 2014

October 7th, 2014

The biggest release of the week is Edge of Tomorrow, which is coming out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack. However, while the reviews are excellent, the extras are not quite up to the Pick of the Week level. The same is true of the To Be Takei DVD, but fortunately there is a winner out there. Adventure Time: Season Four is better than the previous seasons and the DVD or Blu-ray have enough extras to be the best release of the week. Meanwhile, The Grand Seduction on DVD earns the Puck of the Week for best Canadian release. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Million Ways to Die in The West

October 4th, 2014

Seth MacFarlane wrote and directed Ted, a movie about a talking Teddy bear that earned more than half a billion dollars worldwide. For his next film, he was given free rein. He decided to make A Million Ways to Die in The West, which made less than $100 million worldwide. Did this film struggle at the box office because it is a bad movie? Or is it just too much of a Seth MacFarlane movie? Is it only for his hardcore fans? More...

International Box Office: Trio Top the Charts

June 18th, 2014

Godzilla poster

There were three films that were in a virtual tie for top spot on the international top ten. Godzilla squeaked out a win with $38.4 million in 62 markets for totals of $248.7 million internationally and $440.2 million worldwide after a month of release. This includes a $37.00 million opening weekend in China. Needless to say, it earned first place in that market. The film finishes its international run in Japan at the end of July and it should jump over $500 million worldwide when it does. More...

International Box Office: Sharpening the Edge

June 12th, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow poster

Edge of Tomorrow rose to first place with $82 million in 63 markets for a two-week total of $111 million. This includes a first-place, $25.68 million opening in China. It also opened in first place in South Korea with $10.52 million on 801 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.28 million. In Russia, the film opened on top spot with $7.41 million on 1,649, while in France it also earned first place, but with just $2.82 million on 585. It only managed second place in Australia with $2.88 million on 477 screens, while it could do no better than third place in Mexico with $2.88 million on 1,301 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.19 million. Its best holdover was in the U.K. where it added $2.08 million on 460 screens for a two-week total of $7.21 million.


Weekend Wrap-Up: Fanboys Propel Fault to the Top

June 9th, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars poster

As expected, The Fault in Our Stars won the box office race this past weekend, while its opening weekend was on the very high end of expectations. (It did so with a surprisingly strong opening Friday, but more on that later.) The other wide release of the week, Edge of Tomorrow, did about as well as expected, which is to say it really struggled compared to its production budget. Overall, the box took in $163 million, which is 2% lower than last weekend. On the other hand, it is 9% higher than the same weekend last year, which is the far more important number. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $4.38 billion, putting it 3.3% ahead of last year's pace of $4.24 billion. This is still a good margin and hopefully it will last. More...

Weekend Estimates: Almost Faultless Opening

June 8th, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars poster

After a big win for Maleficent over A Million Ways to Die in the West last time around, this weekend we had another battle between female-friendly and male-friendly films, and once more the women have won by a large margin. The Fault in Our Stars is set to open with $48.2 million, according to Fox’s Sunday morning estimate. That tops Noah’s $43.7 million debut to make the film the biggest drama opener of the year so far. Edge of Tomorrow will be a distant third with $29.1 million, per Warner Bros., which is fairly disastrous for a film costing $178 million. However, in spite of the big difference in performance between the two films, The Fault in Our Stars does have one fairly surprising weakness compared to the sci-fi actioner. More...

Weekend Predictions: Are the New Releases Faulty?

June 5th, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars poster

This weekend, there are two wide releases coming out, one of which is the obvious potential monster hit and the other being the obvious counter-programing. On paper, Edge of Tomorrow is the obvious potential monster hit. It is a Sci-fi action film with a production budget that is nearly $200 million. The Fault in Our Stars is the obvious counter-programing. It is about two teen cancer patients who fall in love, which couldn't be farther away from a popcorn flick. However, the buzz really suggests The Fault in Our Stars could win. In fact, it could break the record for biggest opening for a romantic drama. This weekend last year, The Purge won with $34.06 million, while no other film earned more than $20 million. This year, three films might top $30 million and the winner could pull in more than $40 million. I think 2014 will win this weekend in the year-over-year competition. More...

International Box Office: Century Opening for Maleficent

June 4th, 2014

Maleficent poster

Maleficent opened on top of the international chart with $106.1 million in 47 markets, making it the latest movie to open with more than $100 million on the international chart. The film opened in a number of major markets, but individual results were mixed. The film opened in first place in Mexico with $14.05 million on 2,892 screens and in Russia with $13.06 million on 1,733 screens. In the U.K. it pulled in $11.04 million on 486 screens. It didn't crack $10 million, but did earn first place in Italy ($5.87 million on 650 screens); in Brazil ($5.63 million on 452); and in Germany ($4.87 million on 525 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.26 million); and Spain ($4.29 million on 625). It had to settle for second place in Australia with $3.76 million on 530 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.90 million. It only managed third place in France ($5.01 million on 550 screens) and in South Korea ($3.38 million on 631 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.81 million). The film has yet to open in China and Japan and given this start, it should reach $500 million worldwide before it is done. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Maleficent is Magnificent Enough

June 2nd, 2014

Maleficent poster

It was a mostly good weekend at the box office with Maleficent earning first place with nearly $70 million, which was on the very high end of expectations. On the other hand, A Million Ways to Die in the West failed to match the low end of expectations. Overall, the box office pulled in $165 million, which is 11% lower than last weekend. That's not bad for a post-holiday weekend. Compared to last year, the box office was higher, albeit by 0.6%, which is much lower than ticket price inflation. Considering I thought it would be worse than this, I'm calling a 0.6% increase a victory. Year-to-date, 2014 remains ahead of 2013, but by $133 million or 3.3% at $4.16 billion to $4.02 billion. If June is as bad as May, then 2014 could slip behind 2013 entirely. More...

Weekend Estimates: Maleficent Magnificent

June 1st, 2014

Maleficent poster

Disney’s $180 million gamble on Maleficent looks to have paid off this weekend, with Angelina Jolie’s starring role carrying the film to a $70 million opening weekend, in spite of middling reviews. The film is as much a triumph for Jolie as World War Z was for husband Brad Pitt. They truly are Hollywood’s power couple. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Die at the Box Office?

May 29th, 2014

Maleficent poster

The weekend after a long weekend is never the best time of year to release a new movie, but at this point, summer vacation has begun for a lot of people, so both new releases should still have a lot of potential at the box office. Maleficent is the origin story for the villain from Sleeping Beauty. It should earn first place with ease. A Million Ways to Die in the West is the latest from Seth MacFarlane, but it is not earning as much praise as Ted did and its box office chances are not as strong as a result. The box office will certainly be lower than it was last weekend. However, we are more concerned with the comparison with last year. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases, Now You See Me and After Earth, but neither opened with more than $30 million. Granted, Fast and Furious 6 earned $35 million over the weekend, but that's still lower than usual for a number one film during summer weekend. The top three films this weekend should be better than the top three films last weekend, but I think 2014's depth will hurt it in the year-over-year comparison.


Contest: Sweet Prizes

May 23rd, 2014

Maleficent poster

Next weekend, Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West both open wide and while I think both will be hits, Maleficent is tracking better than the competition. As such, it is the clear choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Maleficent.

The prize this week is provided by Mars, the candy company, not the planet, who want to know who you would share your Twix with.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a TWIX Bites Movie Prize Pack including a $15 gift card for Fandango, as well as two 2.83-ounce sharing size and one 7.0-ounce resealable stand-up pouch. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: May

May 1st, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

It has been a great year so far and April was again a strong month. The box office was led by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as it became the second film of the year to reach $200 million, while Rio 2 is on pace to become the seventh $100 million hit of the year. Big picture, 2014 has already hit $3 billion, which isn't a record for this time of the year, but it is $250 million ahead of 2013. That streak ends in May. Don't get me wrong. There are six films opening this month that at least have a shot at $100 million and two of those should earn more than $200 million and there are two others that at least have a shot at that milestone. Leading the way is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is looking to top The Winter Soldier and become the second biggest hit of the year so far. Its main competition this month is X-men: Days of Future Past, while Godzilla also has a shot at $200 million. Unfortunately, this month last year, Iron Man 3 earned more than $400 million, while two other films took in $200 million and seven films in total reached the century mark. That is going to be really hard to replicate this year and 2014 will likely lose some of its lead over 2013. Fortunately, 2014 has such a big lead that unless the box office really slumps, it will end the month with at least a small lead over 2013. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/30 3 $6,156,590   3,158 $1,950   $6,156,590 1
2014/05/31 3 $6,409,180 +4% 3,158 $2,030   $12,565,770 2
2014/06/01 3 $4,231,615 -34% 3,158 $1,340   $16,797,385 3
2014/06/02 3 $1,627,855 -62% 3,158 $515   $18,425,240 4
2014/06/03 3 $1,864,635 +15% 3,158 $590   $20,289,875 5
2014/06/04 3 $1,419,590 -24% 3,158 $450   $21,709,465 6
2014/06/05 3 $1,280,505 -10% 3,158 $405   $22,989,970 7
2014/06/06 5 $2,260,790 +77% 3,160 $715   $25,250,760 8
2014/06/07 5 $2,908,685 +29% 3,160 $920   $28,159,445 9
2014/06/08 5 $2,179,020 -25% 3,160 $690   $30,338,465 10
2014/06/09 5 $917,935 -58% 3,160 $290   $31,256,400 11
2014/06/10 5 $1,058,440 +15% 3,160 $335   $32,314,840 12
2014/06/11 5 $914,865 -14% 3,160 $290   $33,229,705 13
2014/06/12 5 $630,915 -31% 3,160 $200   $33,860,620 14
2014/06/13 7 $939,865 +49% 2,413 $390   $34,800,485 15
2014/06/14 7 $1,243,905 +32% 2,413 $516   $36,044,390 16
2014/06/15 8 $1,062,630 -15% 2,413 $440   $37,107,020 17
2014/06/16 8 $363,155 -66% 2,413 $150   $37,470,175 18
2014/06/17 7 $459,580 +27% 2,413 $190   $37,929,755 19
2014/06/18 8 $387,235 -16% 2,413 $160   $38,316,990 20
2014/06/19 8 $384,910 -1% 2,413 $160   $38,701,900 21
2014/06/20 10 $503,735 +31% 1,417 $355   $39,205,635 22
2014/06/21 - $679,490 +35% 1,417 $480   $39,885,125 23
2014/06/22 - $417,325 -39% 1,417 $295   $40,302,450 24
2014/06/23 10 $211,845 -49% 1,417 $150   $40,514,295 25
2014/06/24 11 $255,690 +21% 1,417 $180   $40,769,985 26
2014/06/25 11 $211,845 -17% 1,417 $150   $40,981,830 27
2014/06/26 11 $177,125 -16% 1,417 $125   $41,158,955 28
2014/06/27 14 $169,255 -4% 483 $350   $41,328,210 29
2014/06/28 14 $234,195 +38% 483 $485   $41,562,405 30
2014/06/29 13 $159,525 -32% 483 $330   $41,721,930 31
2014/06/30 14 $89,525 -44% 483 $185   $41,811,455 32
2014/07/01 15 $70,225 -22% 483 $145   $41,881,680 33
2014/07/02 - $42,130 -40% 483 $87   $41,923,810 34
2014/07/03 - $59,360 +41% 483 $123   $41,983,170 35
2014/07/04 - $69,325 +17% 227 $305   $42,052,495 36
2014/07/05 - $138,530 +100% 227 $610   $42,191,025 37
2014/07/06 - $73,680 -47% 227 $325   $42,264,705 38
2014/07/07 - $34,155 -54% 227 $150   $42,298,860 39
2014/07/08 - $38,590 +13% 227 $170   $42,337,450 40
2014/07/09 - $33,025 -14% 227 $145   $42,370,475 41
2014/07/10 - $31,890 -3% 227 $140   $42,402,365 42
2014/07/11 - $76,215 +139% 188 $405   $42,478,580 43
2014/07/12 - $97,670 +28% 188 $520   $42,576,250 44
2014/07/13 - $39,435 -60% 188 $210   $42,615,685 45
2014/07/14 - $23,505 -40% 188 $125   $42,639,190 46
2014/07/15 - $27,260 +16% 188 $145   $42,666,450 47
2014/07/16 - $28,110 +3% 188 $150   $42,694,560 48
2014/07/17 - $26,405 -6% 188 $140   $42,720,965 49

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/30 3 $16,797,385   3,158 $5,319   $16,797,385 3
2014/06/06 5 $7,348,495 -56% 3,160 $2,325   $30,338,465 10
2014/06/13 8 $3,246,400 -56% 2,413 $1,345   $37,107,020 17
2014/06/20 11 $1,600,550 -51% 1,417 $1,130   $40,302,450 24
2014/06/27 14 $562,975 -65% 483 $1,166   $41,721,930 31
2014/07/04 24 $281,535 -50% 227 $1,240   $42,264,705 38
2014/07/11 28 $213,320 -24% 188 $1,135   $42,615,685 45

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/12/20143126,554 126,554$2,156,480$2,156,4801
10/19/2014552,228-59% 178,782$970,396$3,126,8762
10/26/20141139,264-25% 218,046$675,341$3,802,2173
11/2/20141440,070+2% 258,116$753,316$4,555,5334
11/9/20142814,426-64% 272,542$216,246$4,771,7795

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/12/20144116,252 116,252$2,669,142$2,669,1421
10/19/2014629,267-75% 145,519$671,970$3,341,1122
10/26/20141121,010-28% 166,529$431,123$3,772,2353
11/2/20141215,698-25% 182,226$359,792$4,132,0274

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A Million Ways to Die in the West