Nebraska

Nebraska poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,654,912Details
International Box Office $7,106,448
Worldwide Box Office $24,761,360
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,564,124 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,972,005 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,536,129
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks hes struck it rich, and wrangles his son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 15th, 2013 (Limited) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: February 25th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2279, 7/3/2013)
Keywords: Road Trip, Dysfunctional Family, Autumn Years, Life in a Small Town, Faulty Memory, Digital Cinematography, Addiction
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Bona Fide, FilmNation Entertianment, Blue Lake Media Fund, Echo Lake Entertainment, Paramount Vantage

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Nebraska

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2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

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2014 Awards Season: PGA Buries the Lead

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2014 Awards Season: Oscars Understand the Gravity of the Situation

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Nebraska poster

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Nebraska poster

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Cast

Bruce Dern    Woody Grant
Will Forte    David Grant
June Squibb    Kate Grant
Stacy Keach    Ed Pegram
Bob Odenkirk    Ross Grant
Devin Ratray    Cole
Missy Doty    Noel
Rance Howard    Uncle Ray
Kevin Kunkel    Cousin Randy
Angela McEwan    Peg Nagy
Anthony Schmidt    Biker
Melinda Simonsen    Receptionist
Ronald Vosta    Uncle Albert
Mary Louise Wilson    Mrs. Grant
Tim Driscoll    Bart

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Alexander Payne
Screenwriter    Bob Nelson
Producer    Albert Berga
Producer    Ron Yerxa
Executive Producer    George Parra
Executive Producer    Julie M. Thompson
Executive Producer    Doug Mankoff
Executive Producer    Neil Tabatznik
Production Designer    Dennis Washington
Editor    Kevin Tent
Composer    Mark Orton
Director of Photography    Phedon Papamichael
Executive Music Producer    Richard Ford
Art Director    Sandy Veneziano
Set Decorator    Beauchamp Fontaine
Costume Designer    Wendy Chuck
Sound    Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound Designer    Frank Gaeta
Re-recording Mixer    Frank Gaeta
Re-recording Mixer    Patrick Cyccone
Visual Effects Designer    Barnstorm VFX
Visual Effects Designer    Furious FX
Stunt Coordinator    Erik Rondell
Second Unit Camera    Radan Popovic
Assistant Director    George Parra
Casting Director    John Jackson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/15 - $35,536   4 $8,884   $35,536 1
2013/11/16 - $59,743 +68% 4 $14,936   $95,279 2
2013/11/17 - $45,122 -24% 4 $11,281   $140,401 3
2013/11/18 - $12,011 -73% 4 $3,003   $152,412 4
2013/11/19 - $12,890 +7% 4 $3,223   $165,302 5
2013/11/20 - $12,354 -4% 4 $3,089   $177,656 6
2013/11/21 - $11,957 -3% 4 $2,989   $189,613 7
2013/11/22 17 $85,919 +619% 28 $3,069   $275,532 8
2013/11/23 18 $151,115 +76% 28 $5,397   $426,647 9
2013/11/24 18 $88,721 -41% 28 $3,169   $515,368 10
2013/11/25 - $29,543 -67% 28 $1,055   $544,911 11
2013/11/26 - $31,578 +7% 28 $1,128   $576,489 12
2013/11/27 - $81,449 +158% 97 $840   $657,938 13
2013/11/28 - $90,428 +11% 97 $932   $748,366 14
2013/11/29 - $281,335 +211% 102 $2,758   $1,029,701 15
2013/11/30 - $279,776 -1% 102 $2,743   $1,309,477 16
2013/12/01 - $169,854 -39% 102 $1,665   $1,479,331 17
2013/12/02 - $55,154 -68% 102 $541   $1,534,485 18
2013/12/03 17 $68,540 +24% 102 $672   $1,603,025 19
2013/12/04 18 $58,411 -15% 102 $573   $1,661,436 20
2013/12/05 18 $56,042 -4% 102 $549   $1,717,478 21
2013/12/06 - $137,096 +145% 113 $1,213   $1,854,574 22
2013/12/07 - $254,072 +85% 113 $2,248   $2,108,646 23
2013/12/08 - $130,111 -49% 113 $1,151   $2,238,757 24
2013/12/09 16 $51,427 -60% 113 $455   $2,290,184 25
2013/12/10 17 $55,556 +8% 113 $492   $2,345,182 26
2013/12/11 16 $56,386 +1% 113 $499   $2,402,126 27
2013/12/12 15 $63,873 +13% 113 $565   $2,465,999 28
2013/12/13 - $266,276 +317% 250 $1,065   $2,732,275 29
2013/12/14 - $374,117 +40% 250 $1,496   $3,106,392 30
2013/12/15 - $271,391 -27% 250 $1,086   $3,377,783 31
2013/12/16 14 $104,464 -62% 250 $418   $3,482,247 32
2013/12/17 12 $118,520 +13% 250 $474   $3,600,767 33
2013/12/18 13 $109,328 -8% 250 $437   $3,710,095 34
2013/12/19 13 $94,603 -13% 250 $378   $3,805,366 35
2013/12/23 - $111,334   250 $445   $4,481,803 39
2013/12/24 - $107,917 -3% 250 $432   $4,589,720 40
2013/12/25 - $192,601 +78% 250 $770   $4,782,321 41
2013/12/26 - $191,484 -1% 250 $766   $4,973,805 42
2013/12/30 - $146,206   250 $585   $5,857,742 46
2013/12/31 - $200,356 +37% 250 $801   $6,058,098 47
2014/01/01 18 $220,125 +10% 250 $881   $6,278,223 48
2014/01/02 - $106,825 -51% 250 $427   $6,385,048 49
2014/01/03 - $174,873 +64% 240 $729   $6,559,921 50
2014/01/04 - $289,061 +65% 240 $1,204   $6,848,982 51
2014/01/05 - $154,314 -47% 240 $643   $7,003,296 52
2014/01/06 - $53,875 -65% 240 $224   $7,057,171 53
2014/01/07 18 $80,386 +49% 240 $335   $7,137,557 54
2014/01/08 18 $91,241 +14% 240 $380   $7,228,798 55
2014/01/09 18 $100,856 +11% 240 $420   $7,329,654 56
2014/01/10 - $235,757 +134% 521 $453   $7,565,411 57
2014/01/11 - $379,665 +61% 521 $729   $7,945,076 58
2014/01/12 - $270,041 -29% 521 $518   $8,215,117 59
2014/01/13 - $116,476 -57% 521 $224   $8,331,593 60
2014/01/14 18 $145,774 +25% 521 $280   $8,477,367 61
2014/01/15 17 $129,030 -11% 521 $248   $8,606,397 62
2014/01/16 16 $168,320 +30% 521 $323   $8,774,717 63
2014/01/17 - $244,324 +45% 408 $599   $9,019,041 64
2014/01/18 - $417,025 +71% 408 $1,022   $9,436,066 65
2014/01/19 - $221,859 -47% 408 $544   $9,657,925 66
2014/01/20 - $203,517 -8% 408 $499   $9,861,442 67
2014/01/21 - $97,239 -52% 408 $238   $9,958,681 68
2014/01/22 - $102,870 +6% 408 $252   $10,061,551 69
2014/01/23 - $106,423 +3% 408 $261   $10,167,974 70
2014/01/24 17 $411,088 +286% 968 $425   $10,579,062 71
2014/01/25 18 $682,305 +66% 968 $705   $11,261,367 72
2014/01/26 17 $459,033 -33% 968 $474   $11,720,400 73
2014/01/27 17 $156,336 -66% 968 $162   $11,876,736 74
2014/01/28 17 $207,783 +33% 968 $215   $12,084,519 75
2014/01/29 11 $209,920 +1% 968 $217   $12,294,439 76
2014/01/30 13 $222,459 +6% 968 $230   $12,516,898 77
2014/01/31 18 $346,361 +56% 875 $396   $12,863,259 78
2014/02/01 17 $583,729 +69% 875 $667   $13,446,988 79
2014/02/02 17 $212,583 -64% 875 $243   $13,659,571 80
2014/02/03 15 $123,848 -42% 875 $142   $13,783,419 81
2014/02/04 14 $169,081 +37% 875 $193   $13,952,500 82
2014/02/05 14 $137,710 -19% 875 $157   $14,090,210 83
2014/02/06 14 $149,858 +9% 875 $171   $14,240,068 84
2014/02/07 19 $170,016 +13% 525 $324   $14,410,084 85
2014/02/08 - $325,671 +92% 525 $620   $14,735,755 86
2014/02/09 18 $207,520 -36% 525 $395   $14,943,275 87
2014/02/10 18 $67,061 -68% 525 $128   $15,010,336 88
2014/02/11 18 $89,783 +34% 525 $171   $15,100,119 89
2014/02/12 16 $77,835 -13% 525 $148   $15,177,954 90
2014/02/13 16 $82,169 +6% 525 $157   $15,260,123 91
2014/02/14 - $138,898 +69% 324 $429   $15,399,021 92
2014/02/15 - $213,600 +54% 324 $659   $15,612,621 93
2014/02/16 - $188,166 -12% 324 $581   $15,800,787 94
2014/02/17 - $110,038 -42% 324 $340   $15,910,825 95
2014/02/18 - $61,102 -44% 324 $189   $15,971,927 96
2014/02/19 - $57,445 -6% 324 $177   $16,029,372 97
2014/02/20 - $59,501 +4% 324 $184   $16,088,873 98
2014/02/21 - $100,248 +68% 210 $477   $16,189,121 99
2014/02/22 - $200,907 +100% 210 $957   $16,390,028 100
2014/02/23 - $128,786 -36% 210 $613   $16,518,814 101
2014/02/24 - $47,748 -63% 210 $227   $16,566,562 102
2014/02/25 - $54,329 +14% 210 $259   $16,620,891 103
2014/02/26 - $54,481 n/c 210 $259   $16,675,372 104
2014/02/27 - $52,836 -3% 210 $252   $16,728,208 105
2014/02/28 - $110,795 +110% 289 $383   $16,839,003 106
2014/03/01 - $199,713 +80% 289 $691   $17,038,716 107
2014/03/02 - $80,031 -60% 289 $277   $17,118,747 108
2014/03/03 - $34,786 -57% 289 $120   $17,153,533 109
2014/03/04 - $43,864 +26% 289 $152   $17,197,397 110
2014/03/05 - $38,085 -13% 289 $132   $17,235,482 111
2014/03/06 - $47,035 +24% 289 $163   $17,282,517 112
2014/03/07 - $48,815 +4% 180 $271   $17,331,332 113
2014/03/08 - $88,990 +82% 180 $494   $17,420,322 114
2014/03/09 - $47,317 -47% 180 $263   $17,467,639 115
2014/03/10 - $15,390 -67% 180 $86   $17,483,029 116
2014/03/11 - $18,575 +21% 180 $103   $17,501,604 117
2014/03/12 - $19,089 +3% 180 $106   $17,520,693 118
2014/03/13 - $17,543 -8% 180 $97   $17,538,236 119
2014/03/14 - $20,159 +15% 120 $168   $17,558,395 120
2014/03/15 - $34,233 +70% 120 $285   $17,592,628 121
2014/03/16 - $22,101 -35% 120 $184   $17,614,729 122
2014/03/17 - $11,590 -48% 120 $97   $17,626,319 123
2014/03/18 - $10,232 -12% 120 $85   $17,636,551 124
2014/03/19 - $8,953 -13% 120 $75   $17,645,504 125
2014/03/20 - $9,408 +5% 120 $78   $17,654,912 126

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/15 25 $140,401   4 $35,100   $140,401 3
2013/11/22 19 $325,755 +132% 28 $11,634   $515,368 10
2013/11/29 19 $730,965 +124% 102 $7,166   $1,479,331 17
2013/12/06 14 $521,279 -29% 102 $5,111   $2,238,757 24
2013/12/13 13 $911,784 +75% 250 $3,647   $3,377,783 31
2013/12/20 13 $565,103 -38% 250 $2,260   $4,370,469 38
2013/12/27 17 $737,731 +31% 250 $2,951   $5,711,536 45
2014/01/03 18 $618,248 -16% 240 $2,576   $7,003,296 52
2014/01/10 20 $885,463 +43% 521 $1,700   $8,215,117 59
2014/01/17 23 $883,208 n/c 408 $2,165   $9,657,925 66
2014/01/24 17 $1,552,426 +76% 968 $1,604   $11,720,400 73
2014/01/31 17 $1,142,673 -26% 875 $1,306   $13,659,571 80
2014/02/07 19 $703,207 -38% 525 $1,339   $14,943,275 87
2014/02/14 22 $540,664 -23% 324 $1,669   $15,800,787 94
2014/02/21 20 $429,941 -20% 210 $2,047   $16,518,814 101
2014/02/28 26 $390,539 -9% 289 $1,351   $17,118,747 108
2014/03/07 28 $185,122 -53% 180 $1,028   $17,467,639 115
2014/03/14 41 $76,493 -59% 120 $637   $17,614,729 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/2/2014746,520 46,520$860,155$860,1551
3/9/2014835,373-24% 81,893$683,406$1,543,5612
3/16/20142622,438-37% 104,331$447,862$1,991,4243
3/23/20142214,395-36% 118,726$287,036$2,278,4604

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/2/2014629,424 29,424$574,935$574,9351
3/9/20141516,232-45% 45,656$375,448$950,3832

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