Mother and Child

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,110,509Details
International Box Office $3,900,000
Worldwide Box Office $5,010,509
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Three women's lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy is just embarking with her husband on the adoption odyssey, looking for a baby to become their own.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 7th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: December 14th, 2010 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R For sexuality, brief nudity, and language
Keywords: Teenage Mom, Infertility

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/05/31 39 $17,037   33 $516   $336,545 25
2010/07/05 38 $22,251   77 $289   $934,414 60
2010/09/06 104 $239   2 $120   $1,100,501 123

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/05/07 44 $43,040   4 $10,760   $43,040 3
2010/05/14 39 $60,769 +41% 24 $2,532   $119,616 10
2010/05/21 36 $82,389 +36% 37 $2,227   $231,419 17
2010/05/28 41 $55,189 -33% 33 $1,672   $319,508 24
2010/06/04 29 $123,804 +124% 51 $2,428   $477,361 31
2010/06/11 36 $83,160 -33% 53 $1,569   $573,992 38
2010/06/18 46 $54,789 -34% 52 $1,054   $667,419 45
2010/06/25 34 $94,751 +73% 119 $796   $790,432 52
2010/07/02 38 $60,019 -37% 77 $779   $912,163 59
2010/07/09 46 $38,970 -35% 44 $886   $1,000,101 66
2010/07/16 51 $17,106 -56% 27 $634   $1,036,656 73
2010/07/23 59 $13,897 -19% 24 $579   $1,058,978 80
2010/07/30 70 $5,134 -63% 10 $513   $1,071,739 87
2010/08/06 78 $5,401 +5% 8 $675   $1,078,155 94
2010/08/13 64 $8,696 +61% 36 $242   $1,088,141 101
2010/08/20 84 $2,110 -76% 13 $162   $1,095,686 108
2010/08/27 89 $1,665 -21% 4 $416   $1,098,396 115
2010/09/03 104 $975 -41% 2 $488   $1,100,262 122
2010/09/10 102 $2,468 +153% 6 $411   $1,103,091 129
2010/09/17 120 $1,048 -58% 5 $210   $1,105,266 136
2010/09/24 120 $1,000 -5% 2 $500   $1,107,908 143
2010/10/01 130 $337 -66% 1 $337   $1,108,938 150
2010/10/08 125 $494 +47% 2 $247   $1,109,780 157
2010/10/15 135 $237 -52% 2 $119   $1,045,609 164

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Cast

Naomi Watts    Elizabeth
Annette Bening    Karen
Kerry Washington    Lucy
Jimmy Smits    Paco
Samuel L. Jackson    Paul
Elpidia Carrillo    Sofia
Alexandra Salling    Karen (age 14)
Connor Kramme    Tom (age 14)
Eileen Ryan    Nora
Cherry Jones    Sister Joanne
David Ramsey    Joseph
Kay D'Arcy    Karen's Hydrotherapy Patient
Bradford Alex    Physical Therapist
Simone Lopez    Cristi
Carla Gallo    Tracy
Marc Blucas    Steven
S. Epatha Merkerson    Ada
Michael Warren    Winston
LaTanya Richardson    Carol
Shareeka Epps    Ray
David Morse    Tom
Amy Brenneman    Dr. Eleanor Stone
Tatyana Ali    Maria
Sean Scarborough    Maria's Hustband
Ahmed Best    Julian
Brenda Ball    Paul's Niece
Veronica Welch    Paul's Sister
Dawn Deibert    Judge
Gloria Garayua    Melissa
Elizabeth Pena    Amanda
Lawrence Pressman    Dr. Morgan
Britt Robertson    Violet
Lisa Gay Hamilton    Leticia
Gabrielle Abitol    Adoption Agency Worker
Karen Graci    Ray's Nurse
Eugene Collier    Hospital Security Guard
Evette Cord    Adoption Agency Lawyer
Juliette Amara    Ella (age 2)
Susan Nimoy    Rebecca