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The Retrieval (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,257Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $16,395 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,734 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $19,129
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Synopsis

In 1864, on the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted freedman and bring him back to the South, but as they begin to form an unexpected bond, the boy must face a gut-wrenching decision.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 14th, 2014 (Special Engagement) by Variance Films
April 2nd, 2014 (Limited) by Variance Films
Video Release: February 3rd, 2015 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: R for some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2314, 3/19/2014)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Slavery, Bounty Hunter, Civil War, Coming of Age, African-American, Fugitive / On the Run
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Western
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Doki-Doki Films, Arts+Labor, Sixth Street Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 642 $406 Sep 26, 2014 180
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,182 $947 May 30, 2014 61
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,262 $3,953 Apr 25, 2014 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,049 $3,912 Apr 18, 2014 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,720 $1,683 Mar 21, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,768 $7,232 Mar 14, 2014 3

Cast

   Nate
   Will
Keston John    Marcus
Christine Horn    Rachel
Alfonso Freeman    Isaac
Bill Oberst, Jr.    Burrell
Jonathan Brooks    Royce
Raven Ledeatte    Abby

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Chris Eska
Editor    Chris Eska
Producer    Jacob Esquivel
Producer    Jason Wehling
Executive Producer    Alan Berg
Executive Producer    Tom Borders
Executive Producer    Sibyl Avery Jackson
Composer    Matthew Wiedemann
Composer    Yellow 6
Director of Photography    Yasu Tanida
Production Designer    Caroline Karlen
Costume Designer    Lily Walker

Limited Releases: Afflicting Limited Releases on the Public

April 4th, 2014

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It is a busy week, not only in terms of quantity, but also quality. There are seven films earning 80% positive reviews or higher (at least when I checked last). Some of these, like Afflicted, probably won't find an audience in theaters, because it is just the wrong genre. Others, like The Unknown Known and Watermark, might do well for the genre, but won't find any real measure of mainstream success. On the other hand, Under the Skin and Alan Partridge might find audiences in theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Grand Still the Grandest of Them All

March 19th, 2014

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Despite expanding from 4 to 66 theaters, The Grand Budapest Hotel held on well enough to lead the per theater chart with ease. In fact, its average of $55,122 was the second best per theater average for the year, behind only its opening weekend. Bad Words came in second place with an average of $18,884 in six theaters. This is a good opening, but not one that suggests it could naturally expand wide. Fortunately, the film already has a wide release scheduled and as the ad campaign for the wide release ramps up, it should at least become a midlevel hit when compared to its production budget. Enemy was right behind with an estimated $18,000 in its lone theater. Le Week-End was the final film in the $10,000 club as it earned an average of $14,536 in three theaters during its opening weekend of release. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/14 77 $7,232   1 $7,232   $7,232 3
2014/03/21 90 $1,683 -77% 1 $1,683   $9,676 10
2014/04/18 76 $3,912   1 $3,912   $23,123 19
2014/04/25 91 $3,953 +1% 5 $791   $27,949 26
2014/05/30 83 $947   2 $474   $48,828 61
2014/09/26 105 $406   1 $406   $50,257 180

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/03/14 69 $7,993   1 $7,993   $7,993 7
2014/03/21 84 $2,278 -72% 1 $2,278   $10,272 14
2014/03/28 95 $1,014 -55% 1 $1,014   $11,286 21
2014/04/04 77 $4,619 +356% 1 $4,619   $15,905 28
2014/04/18 69 $4,785   1 $4,785   $23,996 23
2014/04/25 78 $5,650 +18% 5 $1,130   $29,646 30
2014/05/02 75 $7,567 +34% 4 $1,892   $37,213 37
2014/05/09 79 $6,774 -10% 4 $1,694   $43,987 44
2014/05/30 84 $1,225   2 $613   $49,106 65
2014/06/06 100 $745 -39% 2 $373   $49,851 72

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