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Never Let Me Go (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,434,652Details
International Box Office $8,739,066Details
Worldwide Box Office $11,173,718
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,859,120 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $700,239 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,559,359
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
71% - Fresh
Audience
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 15th, 2010 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
International Releases: July 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Venezuela)
Video Release: February 1st, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R For some sexuality and nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2123, 6/2/2010)
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Boarding School, Surprise Twist, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Romance, Cloning
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: DNA Films, Film4, Dune Entertainment
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,574 $8,864 Dec 10, 2010 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,851 $10,728 Dec 3, 2010 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,039 $15,450 Nov 26, 2010 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,640 $10,555 Nov 19, 2010 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,512 $24,680 Nov 12, 2010 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,563 $41,892 Nov 5, 2010 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,304 $91,723 Oct 29, 2010 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,153 $191,244 Oct 22, 2010 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,275 $327,083 Oct 15, 2010 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,876 $345,741 Oct 8, 2010 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,853 $186,554 Oct 1, 2010 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,012 $241,943 Sep 24, 2010 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,996 $111,734 Sep 17, 2010 5

Cast

Carey Mulligan    Kathy
Andrew Garfield    Tommy
Keira Knightley    Ruth
Isobel Meikle-Small    Young Katy
Ella Purnell    Young Ruth
Charlie Rowe    Young Tommy
Charlotte Rampling    Miss Emily
Sally Hawkins    Miss Lucy
Natalie Richard    Madame
Andrea Riseborough    Chrissie
Domhnall Gleeson    Rodney
Damien Thomas    Doctor

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Andrew MacDonald
Producer    Allon Reich
Executive Producer    Alex Garland
Executive Producer    Kazuo Ishiguro
Executive Producer    Tessa Ross
Co-Producer    Richard Hewitt
Co-Producer    Mark Romanek
Screenwriter    Alex Garland
Story Creator    Kazuo Ishiguro

DVD Sales: Living it Up in Beverly Hills

February 15th, 2011

Overall, new releases were rather weak, but we did see four films reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week, including a new number one. That film was Beverly Hill Chihuahua 2, which sold 712,000 units, generating $10.67 million in opening week revenue. Granted, this was half as many sales as the original, but that was a theatrical release and this was direct-to-DVD, so I think Disney has to be very happy with this release. In fact, they might be thinking franchise. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 1st, 2011

February 1st, 2011

There's still a lull when it comes to first-run releases on the home market with no major, or even midlevel hits coming out this week. In fact, the best-selling release according to Amazon.com is Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The other major contender is Let Me In on Blu-ray, which failed to find an audience despite impressing critics almost as much as the original did. I'm going to give the honor to Let Me In, but both are worthy contenders. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Never Let Me Go

January 31st, 2011

I think it's fair to say Never Let Me Go was made to win awards, but it didn't quite live up to those expectations, earning just one Independent Spirit Awards nomination and little else. Its reviews were good, but not Oscar-worthy, and while it did well in limited release, it wasn't able to expand truly wide. Should it have performed better, or were these results inline with its overall quality? More...

Awards Season: Winter Showed Its Independence

December 1st, 2010

The official arrival of winter is still a few weeks away, but Winter's Bone ushered in the start of Awards Season picking up seven Independent Spirit Award nominations. This was the most of any film, with The Kids Are All Right placing second with five. More...

Almost No Activity on the Per Theater Chart

October 26th, 2010

There was only one film that reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, and it was the overall box office leader, Paranormal Activity 2. That film opened with an average of $12,649 in just over 3200 theaters. More...

Inside Doing Its Job on the Per Theater Chart

October 12th, 2010

There were three films to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, all of which were new releases. Leading the way was Inside Job, with an average of $19,825 in two theaters. Considering how important the subject is, I'm certainly glad people are seeing it. Nowhere Boy opened in four theaters with an average of $13,187, while Stone was right behind with an average of $12,628 in six theaters. More...

Oscar Potentials Get Hold of Per Theater Chart

September 21st, 2010

There were just two films to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, but one of them, Never Let Me Go, was pegged as a potential Awards Season player. With an opening average of $27,934, it should expand and that can only help. (The first challenge in earning awards is being seen by enough voters.) Second place went to Catfish with an average of $21,440 in 12 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Town is Top

September 19th, 2010

The Town kept up September's decent run at the box office by delivering an higher-than-expected $23.8 million weekend and winning the weekend, according to Warner Bros. Sunday estimate. With three other wide openers delivering reasonable numbers, this weekend looks as though it will be up overall from last year, in spite of having to compete with the opening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. More...

Never Let Go of Limited Releases

September 17th, 2010

It could be the beginning of Awards Season this weekend, as Never Let Me Go opened on Wednesday and Jack Goes Boating opens tonight. I'm not so sure either film will be an Awards Season player, but they both certainly have the feel of one. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/17 42 $111,734   4 $27,934   $156,733 5
2010/09/24 28 $241,943 +117% 26 $9,306   $438,535 12
2010/10/01 30 $186,554 -23% 43 $4,338   $723,873 19
2010/10/08 22 $345,741 +85% 167 $2,070   $1,149,704 26
2010/10/15 24 $327,083 -5% 232 $1,410   $1,660,353 33
2010/10/22 29 $191,244 -42% 178 $1,074   $2,004,277 40
2010/10/29 35 $91,723 -52% 126 $728   $2,183,701 47
2010/11/05 44 $41,892 -54% 51 $821   $2,284,280 54
2010/11/12 52 $24,680 -41% 32 $771   $2,331,348 61
2010/11/19 56 $10,555 -57% 18 $586   $2,353,346 68
2010/11/26 55 $15,450 +46% 13 $1,188   $2,374,703 75
2010/12/03 65 $10,728 -31% 16 $671   $2,394,416 82
2010/12/10 63 $8,864 -17% 19 $467   $2,412,045 89

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/15 - $25,120   4 $6,280   $25,120 1
2010/09/16 - $19,879 -21% 4 $4,970   $44,999 2
2010/09/17 - $33,496 +68% 4 $8,374   $78,495 3
2010/09/18 - $45,334 +35% 4 $11,334   $123,829 4
2010/09/19 - $32,904 -27% 4 $8,226   $156,733 5
2010/09/20 - $10,473 -68% 4 $2,618   $167,206 6
2010/09/21 - $9,625 -8% 4 $2,406   $176,831 7
2010/09/22 - $9,999 +4% 4 $2,500   $186,830 8
2010/09/23 - $9,762 -2% 4 $2,441   $196,592 9
2010/09/24 - $67,944 +596% 26 $2,613   $264,536 10
2010/09/25 - $103,026 +52% 26 $3,963   $367,562 11
2010/09/26 - $70,973 -31% 26 $2,730   $438,535 12
2010/09/27 - $25,877 -64% 26 $995   $464,412 13
2010/09/28 - $25,084 -3% 26 $965   $489,496 14
2010/09/29 - $23,813 -5% 26 $916   $513,309 15
2010/09/30 - $24,010 +1% 26 $923   $537,319 16
2010/10/01 - $54,088 +125% 43 $1,258   $591,407 17
2010/10/02 - $79,409 +47% 43 $1,847   $670,816 18
2010/10/03 - $53,057 -33% 43 $1,234   $723,873 19
2010/10/04 - $18,348 -65% 43 $427   $742,221 20
2010/10/05 - $21,952 +20% 43 $511   $764,173 21
2010/10/06 - $20,130 -8% 43 $468   $784,303 22
2010/10/07 - $19,660 -2% 43 $457   $803,963 23
2010/10/08 - $98,886 +403% 167 $592   $902,849 24
2010/10/09 - $144,722 +46% 167 $867   $1,047,571 25
2010/10/10 - $102,133 -29% 167 $612   $1,149,704 26
2010/10/11 - $57,062 -44% 167 $342   $1,206,766 27
2010/10/12 - $45,377 -20% 167 $272   $1,252,143 28
2010/10/13 - $39,894 -12% 167 $239   $1,292,037 29
2010/10/14 - $41,233 +3% 167 $247   $1,333,270 30
2010/10/15 - $98,802 +140% 232 $426   $1,432,072 31
2010/10/16 - $140,495 +42% 232 $606   $1,572,567 32
2010/10/17 - $87,786 -38% 232 $378   $1,660,353 33
2010/10/18 - $34,480 -61% 232 $149   $1,694,833 34
2010/10/19 - $40,137 +16% 232 $173   $1,734,970 35
2010/10/20 - $37,083 -8% 232 $160   $1,772,053 36
2010/10/21 - $40,980 +11% 232 $177   $1,813,033 37
2010/10/22 - $56,638 +38% 178 $318   $1,869,671 38
2010/10/23 - $79,085 +40% 178 $444   $1,948,756 39
2010/10/24 - $55,521 -30% 178 $312   $2,004,277 40
2010/10/25 - $19,626 -65% 178 $110   $2,023,903 41
2010/10/26 - $21,983 +12% 178 $124   $2,045,886 42
2010/10/27 - $22,014 n/c 178 $124   $2,067,900 43
2010/10/28 - $24,078 +9% 178 $135   $2,091,978 44
2010/10/29 - $29,196 +21% 126 $232   $2,121,174 45
2010/10/30 - $37,332 +28% 126 $296   $2,158,506 46
2010/10/31 - $25,195 -33% 126 $200   $2,183,701 47
2010/11/01 - $11,270 -55% 126 $89   $2,194,971 48
2010/11/02 - $14,964 +33% 126 $119   $2,209,935 49
2010/11/03 - $15,066 +1% 126 $120   $2,225,001 50
2010/11/04 - $17,387 +15% 126 $138   $2,242,388 51
2010/11/05 - $11,129 -36% 51 $218   $2,253,517 52
2010/11/06 - $19,066 +71% 51 $374   $2,272,583 53
2010/11/07 - $11,697 -39% 51 $229   $2,284,280 54
2010/11/08 - $4,303 -63% 51 $84   $2,288,583 55
2010/11/09 - $5,955 +38% 51 $117   $2,294,538 56
2010/11/10 - $4,987 -16% 51 $98   $2,299,525 57
2010/11/11 - $7,143 +43% 51 $140   $2,306,668 58
2010/11/12 - $6,891 -4% 32 $215   $2,313,559 59
2010/11/13 - $11,455 +66% 32 $358   $2,325,014 60
2010/11/14 - $6,334 -45% 32 $198   $2,331,348 61
2010/11/15 - $2,166 -66% 32 $68   $2,333,514 62
2010/11/16 - $2,959 +37% 32 $92   $2,336,473 63
2010/11/17 - $3,122 +6% 32 $98   $2,339,595 64
2010/11/18 - $3,196 +2% 32 $100   $2,342,791 65

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/10 57 $44,501   4 $11,125   $44,501 2
2010/09/17 43 $151,593 +241% 4 $37,898   $196,592 9
2010/09/24 27 $340,727 +125% 26 $13,105   $537,319 16
2010/10/01 30 $266,644 -22% 43 $6,201   $803,963 23
2010/10/08 21 $529,307 +99% 167 $3,170   $1,333,270 30
2010/10/15 21 $479,763 -9% 232 $2,068   $1,813,033 37
2010/10/22 30 $278,945 -42% 178 $1,567   $2,091,978 44
2010/10/29 35 $150,410 -46% 126 $1,194   $2,242,388 51
2010/11/05 45 $64,280 -57% 51 $1,260   $2,306,668 58
2010/11/12 50 $36,123 -44% 32 $1,129   $2,342,791 65
2010/11/19 61 $16,462 -54% 18 $915   $2,359,253 72
2010/11/26 53 $24,435 +48% 13 $1,880   $2,383,688 79
2010/12/03 56 $19,493 -20% 16 $1,218   $2,403,181 86
2010/12/10 58 $16,549 -15% 19 $871   $2,419,730 93

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Venezuela 7/13/2012 $3,398 1 1 1 $13,298 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $8,725,768
 
International Total$8,739,066 12/11/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/6/20111753,410 53,410$747,206$747,2061

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