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Red State (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,065,429Details
International Box Office $918,167Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,983,596
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Red State unfolds in a small town dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper. It tells the story of three high school boys who, on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman, end up crossing paths with Cooper. The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
59% - Rotten
54% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 5th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Smodshow Productions
September 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Smodshow Productions
International Releases: June 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Spain)
Video Release: October 18th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence/disturbing content, some sexual content including brief nudity, and pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2181, 7/20/2011)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Religious, Loss Of Virginity, Prostitution, Cults, Epilogue, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Surprise Twist, LGBT, Bigotry
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Harvey Boys, NVSH Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 324 $10,000 Aug 26, 2011 177
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 288 $25,800 Aug 19, 2011 170
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,914 $82,395 Apr 8, 2011 37
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,635 $102,566 Mar 11, 2011 9


Michael Parks    Abin Cooper
Joseph Keenan    John Goodman
Kyle Gallner    Jarod
Michael Angarano    Travis
Nicholas Braun    Billy-Ray
Stephen Root    Sheriff Wynan
Kerry Bishe    Cheyanne
Betty Aberlin    Abigail
David Marciano    Agent Eccles

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Kevin Smith
Editor    Kevin Smith
Producer    Jonathan Gordon
Executive Producer    Elyse Seiden
Producer    Nhaelan McMillan
Executive Producer    Victor Choy
Executive Producer    Jason Clark
Executive Producer    Philip Elway
Executive Producer    Shea Kammer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 18th, 2011

October 18th, 2011

It should be a relatively good week in terms of DVD and Blu-ray sales with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides leading the way. However, it's not a particularly deep week in terms of home market releases. Nor is it really strong when it comes to contenders for Pick of the Week. Degrassi: Season Ten is in competition, but in the end I went with Robotech: The Complete Series. More...

Per Theater Chart: Weather Dampens Specialty Releases

August 30th, 2011

Normally I disregard weather effects on the box office; after all, even big storms generally only affect a small fraction of the population of the domestic market. However, Irene caused theaters in New York City to be closed for Saturday and Sunday, which had a huge impact on limited releases and none of the new ones reached that $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Red State did earn that much in its lone theater over the weekend, while the closest any new release came was Higher Ground with an average of $7,165 in three theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: State Makes Senna See Red

August 24th, 2011

Red State continued its run of special engagements this past weekend earning $25,800 in one theater. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was Senna, which earned an average of $11,365 in 14 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Weak Field Gifts The Help Top Spot

August 21st, 2011

Four weak debut weekends has gifted The Help a win at the box office as the historical drama posted an impressive 21% decline from last weekend to earn an estimated $20.479 million. The decline in percentage terms was helped by the fact that the film opened on a Wednesday, but it's still an impressive performance. Rise of the Apes help on to second place with $16.3 million in its third weekend, which is perhaps an even better indication of the level of disinterest in the new releases. More...

Red Returns, But Blank also in the Black

April 12th, 2011

Red State continued its special engagement run earning $82,395 in one theater over the weekend. It has already earned $851,832 and will likely hit a major milestone, or two, before it has its official theatrical release. Blank City opened with $13,989 over the weekend and $21,412 since Wednesday, also in one theater. The Four Times was very, very close behind with $13,678 during its second weekend of release. Independent Spirit Award winner, Meek's Cutoff, was just able to grab a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,021 in two theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Jane Eyre is in the Red

March 15th, 2011

It was an amazing week on the per theater chart, even if you ignore Red State's special showings. The latest Kevin Smith offering added more than $100,000 over the weekend, at two special showings, for an average of $51,283. At this pace, it's going to start hitting major milestones before its theatrical debut this fall. Meanwhile, Jane Eyre had the best per theater average for a regular release this year at $45,721 in four theaters. The good news doesn't end there as Kill The Irishman opened with an average of $29,086 in five theaters, which also suggests the ability to expand significantly. Certified Copy earned close to $80,000 in five theaters for an average of $15,587. That would have been enough to lead the way many weekends so far this year. 3 Backyards opened with $11,000 in one theater, while the overall number one film, Battle: Los Angeles opened with an average of $10,411 in more than 3400 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Red Hot Start

March 8th, 2011

Red State started its box office run over the weekend, sort of. It played at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City at a special engagement, bringing in $161,590 for one showing. However, with ticket prices at $54, it's hardly a regular showing, so some are saying it shouldn't count. There is an argument to be made that people were paying for the Q&A with Kevin Smith and it is more accurate to consider this part of his popular speaking tour. That said, Dreamgirls also started with a premium showing at higher that usual prices and that counted. Given the number of tickets sold, even if they cost the average amount, it still would have earned $30,000, which would have still led the way on the Per Theater Chart. The only real competition was from Happythankyoumoreplease, which opened with an average of $17,532 in two theaters. More...

Dear Limited Releases

March 4th, 2011

There are a few releases of note this week, some because of their strong reviews (Uncle Boonmee); some because of the unusual distribution route (Red State); some because of the actor-turned-director (Happythankyoumoreplease). Overall, there should be something for everyone. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/11 36 $102,566   2 $51,283   $428,261 9
2011/04/08 41 $82,395   1 $82,395   $851,832 37
2011/08/19 63 $25,800   1 $25,800   $1,030,167 170
2011/08/26 73 $10,000 -61% 1 $10,000   $1,065,429 177

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/19 57 $51,062   1 $51,062   $1,055,429 174
2011/08/26 80 $10,000 -80% 1 $10,000   $1,065,429 181

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Spain 6/22/2012 $33,527 38 38 42 $85,028 12/11/2015
Rest of World $833,139
International Total$918,167 12/11/2015

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