Mud

Mud poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,590,086Details
International Box Office $2,988,319
Worldwide Box Office $24,578,405
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,143,549 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,053,826 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,197,375
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Synopsis

MUD is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios - he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn't long until Mud's visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
98% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 26th, 2013 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: August 6th, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2235, 8/8/2012)
Keywords: Bounty Hunter, Romance, Children Dealing with Divorce, Coming of Age, Fugitive / On the Run
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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Cast

Matthew McConaughey    Mud
Tye Sheridan    Ellis
Jacob Lofland    Nickbone
Reese Witherspoon    Juniper
Sarah Paulson    Mary Lee
Ray McKinnon    Senior
Sam Shepard    Tom Blankenship
Michael Shannon    Galen
Paul Sparks    Carver
Joe Don Baker    King
Johnny Cheek    Kyle
Bonnie Sturdivant    May Pearl
Stuart Greer    Miller
Clayton Carson    Pryor

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jeff Nichols
Producer    Sarah Green
Producer    Aaron Ryder
Producer    Lisa Marie Falcone
Executive Producer    Tom Heller
Executive Producer    Gareth Smith
Executive Producer    Glen Basner
Director of Photography    Adam Jones
Production Designer    Richard A. Wright
Editor    Julie Monroe
Casting Director    Francine Maisler
Composer    David Wingo
Line Producer    Michael Flynn
Associate Producer    Mogan Pollitt
Co-Executive Producer    Dan Glass
1st Assistant Director    Cas Donovan
2nd Assistant Director    Hope Garrison
Sound Mixer    Ethan Andrus
Casting Director Arkansas    Sarah Tackett
Casting Director Arkansas    Yancy Prosser
Casting Director Texas    Sarah Dowling
Casting Director Texas    Daina Guthrie
Art Director    Elliot Glick
Set Decorator    Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb
Costume Designer    Kari Perkins
Make Up    Tina Roesler Kerwin

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 10 $635,481   363 $1,751   $635,481 1
2013/04/27 11 $971,856 +53% 363 $2,677   $1,607,337 2
2013/04/28 - $608,554 -37% 363 $1,676   $2,215,891 3
2013/04/29 9 $208,189 -66% 363 $574   $2,424,080 4
2013/04/30 12 $211,057 +1% 363 $581   $2,635,137 5
2013/05/01 10 $187,207 -11% 363 $516   $2,822,344 6
2013/05/02 9 $185,554 -1% 363 $511   $3,007,898 7
2013/05/03 8 $635,373 +242% 576 $1,103   $3,643,271 8
2013/05/04 8 $946,694 +49% 576 $1,644   $4,589,965 9
2013/05/05 7 $579,734 -39% 576 $1,006   $5,169,699 10
2013/05/06 7 $201,463 -65% 576 $350   $5,371,162 11
2013/05/07 7 $230,766 +15% 576 $401   $5,601,928 12
2013/05/08 7 $209,387 -9% 576 $364   $5,811,315 13
2013/05/09 7 $208,664 n/c 576 $362   $6,019,979 14
2013/05/10 8 $630,650 +202% 852 $740   $6,650,629 15
2013/05/11 8 $1,079,377 +71% 852 $1,267   $7,730,006 16
2013/05/12 9 $828,572 -23% 852 $973   $8,558,578 17
2013/05/13 7 $220,672 -73% 852 $259   $8,779,250 18
2013/05/14 8 $241,167 +9% 852 $283   $9,020,417 19
2013/05/15 7 $218,365 -9% 852 $256   $9,238,782 20
2013/05/16 8 $188,643 -14% 852 $221   $9,427,425 21
2013/05/17 9 $603,855 +220% 960 $629   $10,031,280 22
2013/05/18 9 $963,957 +60% 960 $1,004   $10,995,237 23
2013/05/19 8 $665,718 -31% 960 $693   $11,660,955 24
2013/05/20 8 $232,921 -65% 960 $243   $11,893,876 25
2013/05/21 6 $259,566 +11% 960 $270   $12,153,442 26
2013/05/22 6 $235,505 -9% 960 $245   $12,388,947 27
2013/05/23 6 $218,350 -7% 960 $227   $12,607,297 28
2013/05/24 7 $478,190 +119% 712 $672   $13,085,487 29
2013/05/25 7 $782,428 +64% 712 $1,099   $13,867,915 30
2013/05/26 7 $680,766 -13% 712 $956   $14,548,681 31
2013/05/27 7 $567,276 -17% 712 $797   $15,115,957 32
2013/05/28 7 $200,000 -65% 712 $281   $15,315,957 33
2013/05/29 7 $179,000 -11% 712 $251   $15,495,000 34
2013/05/30 7 $148,407 -17% 712 $208   $15,640,096 35
2013/05/31 - $319,357 +115% 579 $552   $15,959,453 36
2013/06/01 - $540,094 +69% 579 $933   $16,499,547 37
2013/06/02 - $357,910 -34% 579 $618   $16,857,457 38
2013/06/03 - $111,008 -69% 579 $192   $16,968,465 39
2013/06/04 - $137,463 +24% 579 $237   $17,105,928 40
2013/06/05 - $140,047 +2% 579 $242   $17,245,975 41
2013/06/06 - $144,712 +3% 579 $250   $17,390,687 42
2013/06/07 11 $326,587 +126% 580 $563   $17,721,275 43
2013/06/08 - $514,013 +57% 580 $886   $18,235,288 44
2013/06/09 - $312,752 -39% 580 $539   $18,548,040 45
2013/06/10 - $130,304 -58% 580 $225   $18,678,344 46
2013/06/11 - $135,086 +4% 580 $233   $18,813,430 47
2013/06/12 - $107,151 -21% 580 $185   $18,920,581 48
2013/06/13 - $103,444 -3% 580 $178   $19,024,025 49
2013/06/14 - $147,884 +43% 405 $365   $19,171,909 50
2013/06/15 - $216,232 +46% 405 $534   $19,388,141 51
2013/06/16 - $173,341 -20% 405 $428   $19,561,482 52
2013/06/17 - $64,462 -63% 405 $159   $19,625,944 53
2013/06/18 - $76,679 +19% 405 $189   $19,702,623 54
2013/06/19 - $69,694 -9% 405 $172   $19,772,317 55
2013/06/20 - $58,371 -16% 405 $144   $19,830,688 56
2013/06/21 - $81,158 +39% 213 $381   $19,911,846 57
2013/06/22 - $130,433 +61% 213 $612   $20,042,279 58
2013/06/23 - $96,192 -26% 213 $452   $20,138,471 59
2013/06/24 - $37,320 -61% 213 $175   $20,175,791 60
2013/06/25 - $42,232 +13% 213 $198   $20,218,023 61
2013/06/26 - $39,281 -7% 213 $184   $20,257,304 62
2013/06/27 - $35,361 -10% 213 $166   $20,292,665 63
2013/06/28 - $51,862 +47% 168 $309   $20,344,527 64
2013/06/29 - $88,275 +70% 168 $525   $20,432,802 65
2013/06/30 - $62,524 -29% 168 $372   $20,495,326 66
2013/07/01 - $29,406 -53% 168 $175   $20,524,732 67
2013/07/02 - $26,865 -9% 168 $160   $20,551,597 68
2013/07/03 - $24,062 -10% 168 $143   $20,575,659 69
2013/07/04 - $44,980 +87% 168 $268   $20,620,639 70
2013/07/05 - $51,994 +16% 111 $468   $20,672,633 71
2013/07/06 - $61,402 +18% 111 $553   $20,734,035 72
2013/07/07 - $40,670 -34% 111 $366   $20,774,705 73
2013/07/08 - $14,366 -65% 111 $129   $20,789,071 74
2013/07/09 - $18,975 +32% 111 $171   $20,808,046 75
2013/07/10 - $16,978 -11% 111 $153   $20,825,024 76
2013/07/11 - $17,090 +1% 111 $154   $20,842,114 77
2013/07/12 - $35,284 +106% 113 $312   $20,877,398 78
2013/07/13 - $59,246 +68% 113 $524   $20,936,644 79
2013/07/14 - $38,709 -35% 113 $343   $20,979,778 80
2013/07/15 - $14,706 -62% 113 $130   $20,994,486 81
2013/07/16 - $16,552 +13% 113 $146   $21,011,038 82
2013/07/17 - $18,638 +13% 113 $165   $21,029,676 83
2013/07/18 - $17,192 -8% 113 $152   $21,046,866 84
2013/07/19 - $24,345 +42% 77 $316   $21,071,211 85
2013/07/20 - $41,681 +71% 77 $541   $21,112,892 86
2013/07/21 - $24,915 -40% 77 $324   $21,137,807 87
2013/07/22 - $11,800 -53% 77 $153   $21,149,607 88
2013/07/23 - $12,120 +3% 77 $157   $21,161,727 89
2013/07/24 - $11,482 -5% 77 $149   $21,173,209 90
2013/07/25 - $12,111 +5% 77 $157   $21,185,322 91
2013/07/26 - $22,171 +83% 73 $304   $21,207,493 92
2013/07/27 - $34,062 +54% 73 $467   $21,241,555 93
2013/07/28 - $21,848 -36% 73 $299   $21,263,403 94
2013/07/29 - $9,173 -58% 73 $126   $21,272,576 95
2013/07/30 - $11,108 +21% 73 $152   $21,283,684 96
2013/07/31 - $9,631 -13% 73 $132   $21,293,315 97
2013/08/01 - $8,799 -9% 73 $121   $21,411,233 98
2013/08/02 - $17,290 +96% 62 $279   $21,428,523 99
2013/08/03 - $26,512 +53% 62 $428   $21,455,035 100
2013/08/04 - $17,012 -36% 62 $274   $21,472,047 101
2013/08/05 - $7,673 -55% 62 $124   $21,479,720 102
2013/08/06 - $9,357 +22% 62 $151   $21,489,077 103
2013/08/07 - $7,841 -16% 62 $126   $21,496,918 104
2013/08/08 - $9,105 +16% 62 $147   $21,506,023 105
2013/08/09 - $9,404 +3% 44 $214   $21,515,427 106
2013/08/10 - $14,667 +56% 44 $333   $21,530,094 107
2013/08/11 - $8,098 -45% 44 $184   $21,538,192 108
2013/08/16 - $4,209   28 $150   $21,557,004 113
2013/08/17 - $5,608 +33% 28 $200   $21,562,612 114
2013/08/18 - $4,070 -27% 28 $145   $21,566,682 115
2013/08/19 - $1,700 -58% 28 $61   $21,568,382 116
2013/08/20 - $2,302 +35% 28 $82   $21,570,684 117
2013/08/21 - $1,699 -26% 28 $61   $21,572,383 118
2013/08/22 - $1,607 -5% 28 $57   $21,573,990 119
2013/08/23 - $2,383 +48% 16 $149   $21,576,373 120
2013/08/24 - $3,642 +53% 16 $228   $21,580,015 121
2013/08/25 - $1,871 -49% 16 $117   $21,581,886 122
2013/08/26 - $756 -60% 16 $47   $21,582,642 123
2013/08/27 - $918 +21% 16 $57   $21,583,560 124
2013/08/28 - $696 -24% 16 $44   $21,584,256 125
2013/08/29 - $1,006 +45% 16 $63   $21,585,262 126
2013/08/30 - $563 -44% 6 $94   $21,585,825 127
2013/08/31 - $805 +43% 6 $134   $21,586,630 128
2013/09/01 - $774 -4% 6 $129   $21,587,404 129
2013/09/02 - $273 -65% 6 $46   $21,587,677 130
2013/09/03 - $156 -43% 6 $26   $21,587,833 131
2013/09/04 - $76 -51% 6 $13   $21,587,909 132
2013/09/05 - $96 +26% 6 $16   $21,588,376 133
2013/09/06 - $192 +100% 4 $48   $21,588,568 134
2013/09/07 - $302 +57% 4 $76   $21,588,870 135
2013/09/08 - $437 +45% 4 $109   $21,589,307 136
2013/09/09 - $247 -43% 4 $62   $21,589,554 137
2013/09/10 - $148 -40% 4 $37   $21,589,702 138
2013/09/11 - $185 +25% 4 $46   $21,589,887 139
2013/09/12 - $199 +8% 4 $50   $21,590,086 140

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/26 11 $2,215,460   363 $6,103   $2,215,460 3
2013/05/03 7 $2,161,801 -2% 576 $3,753   $5,169,699 10
2013/05/10 8 $2,538,599 +17% 852 $2,980   $8,558,578 17
2013/05/17 8 $2,229,546 -12% 960 $2,322   $11,656,971 24
2013/05/24 7 $1,941,384 -13% 712 $2,727   $14,548,681 31
2013/05/31 10 $1,217,361 -37% 579 $2,103   $16,857,457 38
2013/06/07 11 $1,153,352 -5% 580 $1,989   $18,548,040 45
2013/06/14 16 $537,457 -53% 405 $1,327   $19,561,482 52
2013/06/21 21 $307,783 -43% 213 $1,445   $20,138,471 59
2013/06/28 23 $202,661 -34% 168 $1,206   $20,495,326 66
2013/07/05 25 $154,066 -24% 111 $1,388   $20,774,705 73
2013/07/12 28 $133,239 -14% 113 $1,179   $20,979,778 80
2013/07/19 37 $90,941 -32% 77 $1,181   $21,137,807 87
2013/07/26 41 $78,081 -14% 73 $1,070   $21,263,403 94
2013/08/02 43 $60,814 -22% 62 $981   $21,472,047 101
2013/08/09 51 $32,169 -47% 44 $731   $21,538,192 108
2013/08/23 66 $7,896   16 $494   $21,581,886 122
2013/08/30 84 $2,142 -73% 6 $357   $21,587,404 129
2013/09/06 108 $931 -57% 4 $233   $21,589,307 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/11/20133190,065 190,065$2,470,845$2,470,8451
8/18/2013777,414-59% 267,479$1,006,382$3,477,2272
8/25/20131143,694-44% 311,173$568,022$4,045,2493
9/1/20131924,546-44% 335,719$319,098$4,364,3474
9/8/20132520,183-18% 355,902$262,379$4,626,7265
9/15/20132816,581-18% 372,483$215,553$4,842,2796

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/11/2013349,623 49,623$843,093$843,0931
8/18/2013526,043-48% 75,666$442,477$1,285,5702
8/25/2013814,316-45% 89,982$243,229$1,528,7993
9/1/2013198,761-39% 98,744$148,855$1,677,6544

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