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The Road (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,114,270Details
International Box Office $21,092,462
Worldwide Box Office $29,206,732
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,982,516 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,748,651 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,731,167
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
75% - Certified Fresh
Audience
68% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 25th, 2009 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: May 25th, 2010 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R For some violence, disturbing images and language
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Keywords: Post Apocalypse
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,201 $2,446 Mar 12, 2010 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,048 $7,022 Mar 5, 2010 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,783 $28,664 Feb 26, 2010 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,656 $56,448 Feb 19, 2010 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,553 $19,026 Feb 12, 2010 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,631 $30,298 Feb 5, 2010 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,464 $61,343 Jan 29, 2010 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,700 $69,102 Jan 22, 2010 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,512 $124,062 Jan 15, 2010 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,272 $253,455 Jan 8, 2010 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,141 $542,635 Jan 1, 2010 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,962 $449,066 Dec 25, 2009 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,306 $660,274 Dec 18, 2009 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,158 $505,878 Dec 11, 2009 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,376 $749,535 Dec 4, 2009 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,335 $1,502,231 Nov 27, 2009 5

Cast

   Father
Charlize Theron    Wife
Guy Pearce    The Veteran
Robert Duvall    Old Man
Kodi Smit-McPhee   
Molly Parker   

God Bless Limited Releases

May 10th, 2012

God Bless America is one of four limited releases opening in more than ten theaters this weekend, but of those four films, it is the only one earning overall positive reviews. In fact, it is one of only four films on this week's list earning overall positive reviews. The others are I Wish, Nobody Else But You, and Sleepless Night, all three of which are foreign language films, which tends to limit box office potential. Hopefully one will have breakout success, otherwise, new releases might not show a lot of strength on the per theater chart this week. More...

DVD Sales: True Blood is True Blue

June 9th, 2010

New releases continue to struggle, but at least there is something of interest to report on top, as there are two releases that could legitimately the claim top spot. Dear John sold the most units, topping True Blood: Season Two 526,000 units to 480,000. On the other hand, True Blood generated more revenue $15.85 million to $9.46 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 25th, 2010

May 24th, 2010

According to Amazon.com, the best-selling release of the week is True Blood: Season Two on DVD while the Blu-ray is the second best selling release. I'm not saying it's a bad deal; in fact, it is a contender for Pick of the Week. However, for a TV on DVD to top the chart probably means sales for other titles will be quite weak. Other contenders for Pick of the Week include Leverage: Season Two and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. All three releases win that coveted title, but if I were forced to pick just one of them, I would go with True Blood: Season Two on Blu-ray. The flashbacks in the Picture-in-Picture track are just such a cool idea that it wins the tie-breaker. More...

International Details: Squeakquel Squeezed out of the Top Five

February 14th, 2010

For the first time during its international run, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel missed the top five and placed sixth with $7.10 million on 3,699 screens in 42 markets for a total of $200.87 million internationally and $413.03 million worldwide. With no major market openings left, the film will likely fall further down the chart over the coming weeks, but it has already made a huge profit, so Fox will be more than happy. More...

International Details - More International Flavor

January 17th, 2010

More than half the films on this week's International Details column were international films, starting with sixth place Io, loro E Lara. That film placed first in Italy with $7.56 million on 608 screens over the weekend, giving it $12.91 million in total. More...

Avatar Repeats its Win on the Per Theater Chart

December 29th, 2009

As it did on the overall chart, Avatar led the way on the per theater chart, earning an average of $21,880. Second place went to the overall second place film, Sherlock Holmes, which pulled in an average of $18,031. 3 Idiots did something most Bollywood films don't manage to do, namely top $10,000 on the per theater chart. Additionally, it was a wider release than most of its compadres, which makes this opening even more impressive. Crazy Heart expanded somewhat, but still remained strong with an average of $13,321 and this makes hitting milestones much more likely. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel was the third wide release to crack $10,000 with an average of $13,210. Finally we get to Lovely Bones, which is down to an estimated average of $12,667. This is roughly a third of its opening weekend average and it still hasn't expanded, which doesn't bode well. More...

Several Lovely Films on the Per Theater Chart

December 15th, 2009

Lovely Bones defied critics to open on top of the per theater chart with $38,872 in three theaters. Up in the Air remained in second place with an average of $33,255 in 72 theaters, while it nearly reached the top ten on the overall chart. A Single Man opened with more than $200,000 in 9 theaters for an average of $24,148. Broken Embraces spent its fourth weekend in the $10,000 club with an average of $18,255 in six theaters. It is starting to expand, so it should start hitting major milestones soon. More...

International Details - Foreign Films are not Chicken

December 13th, 2009

A number of international releases reached the top 30 this week, including Zweiohrkuken, a.k.a. The Chicken With Two Ears, from Germany, which placed sixth with $10.72 million on 839 screens in 3 markets. It made $9.39 million on 714 screens in its native market, which was easily enough for first place and more than twice what the original,Keinohrhasen, a.k.a., No Ear Hare, opened with in 2007. Keinohrhasen went on to earn $74 million worldwide, of which more than $60 million was earned in Germany. However, I don't think this film will have the same legs. That said, since it was written, directed, and stars Til Schweiger who was recently in Inglourious Basterds, it could earn see releases in more markets. More...

The Princess and the Per Theater Chart

December 9th, 2009

Fewer films reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this weekend than last weekend. The Princess and the Frog, saw its per theater average drop a minuscule 5% to $373,855, which likely represents nearly universal sellouts throughout the weekend in both theaters. Second place went to Up in the Air with an average of $78,763 in 15 theaters. That is an impressive start and with the film already proving itself to be an Awards Season player, its future is indeed bright. Broken Embraces continues to perform in limited release and earned an average of $44,285 in two theaters, but it better expand fast before momentum is lost. Mystery Team was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club earning a reported $11,259 in one theater. More...

True Royalty on the Per Theater Chart

December 1st, 2009

There were more than half-a-dozen films to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, including The Princess and the Frog, which earned close to $800,000 in just two theaters for an average of $393,095. Broken Embraces saw its per theater average rise by more than 10% to $58,993, which bodes well for its chances to expand. Next up was Me and Orson Welles with an average of $15,910 in 4 theaters, while The Road opened with $1.5 million in 111 theaters for an average of $13,534. A trio of top ten moves rounded out the $10,000 club with The Blind Side earning an average of $12,774, Precious took in an average of $10,680, and finally The Twilight Saga - New Moon was right behind with $10,606. More...

Weekend Estimates: New Moon Clings to Top Spot Over Record-Breaking Weekend

November 29th, 2009

The Twilight Saga: New Moon held on to top spot at the box office over the weekend, but only by a couple of million dollars, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The Blind Side had a fantastic second weekend, with an 18% increase from its opening, and came close to pulling off a surprise victory. More...

The Princess and Orson Welles and other Limited Releases

November 26th, 2009

Only four wide releases this week, and only one of them has a Tomatometer Score above the 80% level usually associated with films that thrive in limited release. That said, the other three all have Tomatometer Scores in the 70s, and all could earn at least a slice of mainstream success. Also coming out this week is a Canadian movie, which doesn't have as rosy a box office future. More...

2009 Preview: November

November 1st, 2009

October was not a month to remember, as only two films really beat expectations. (Although Paranormal Activity was the most unexpected hit during the October, it actually opened in September, so one could argue it's not really an 'October hit'.) This month we have a massive collection of potential blockbusters, some potential Oscar contenders, as well as a few unfortunate films that might be squeezed out by the competition. Compared to last November, we might have the same number of $100 million hits, assuming all movies match expectations (fat chance); we have a limited release from this month become the Awards Season darling and reach that milestone (monstrously unlikely); and we count The Princess and the Frog as a November releases (intellectually dishonest). That said, if three or four legitimate November releases reach that milestone, then 2009 will be on pace to tie or break the record for most $100 million released in one calendar year. But overall, 2009 will likely see its lead over 2008 shrink during the next 30 days. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - May 18, 2008

May 18th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Igor, Soul Men, Hotel for Dogs and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 13, 2008

April 13th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Valkyrie, The Wolf Man, Public Enemies and more! More...

Cast Updates - March 6, 2008

March 6th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Fast and the Furious 4, Hamlet 2, Vivaldi, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 3, 2008

February 3rd, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Igor, Up, Planet 51 and more! More...

Cast Updates - January 17, 2008

January 17th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Public Enemies, The Road, Whip It, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - January 15, 2008

January 15th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/27 10 $1,502,231   111 $13,534   $1,977,453 5
2009/12/04 15 $749,535 -50% 128 $5,856   $3,194,349 12
2009/12/11 17 $505,878 -33% 135 $3,747   $4,012,327 19
2009/12/18 16 $660,274 +31% 396 $1,667   $4,926,949 26
2009/12/25 19 $449,066 -32% 311 $1,444   $5,879,604 33
2010/01/01 19 $542,635 +21% 306 $1,773   $6,858,313 40
2010/01/08 26 $253,455 -53% 207 $1,224   $7,361,887 47
2010/01/15 34 $124,062 -51% 145 $856   $7,617,312 54
2010/01/22 42 $69,102 -44% 100 $691   $7,761,180 61
2010/01/29 42 $61,343 -11% 90 $682   $7,858,556 68
2010/02/05 49 $30,298 -51% 62 $489   $7,920,157 75
2010/02/12 52 $19,026 -37% 40 $476   $7,957,335 82
2010/02/19 45 $56,448 +197% 40 $1,411   $8,025,059 89
2010/02/26 60 $28,664 -49% 74 $387   $8,082,704 96
2010/03/05 73 $7,022 -76% 22 $319   $8,104,518 103
2010/03/12 88 $2,446 -65% 10 $245   $8,111,216 110

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/27 11 $558,067   111 $5,028   $1,033,289 3
2009/11/28 11 $585,507 +5% 111 $5,275   $1,618,796 4
2009/11/29 10 $358,657 -39% 111 $3,231   $1,977,453 5
2009/11/30 12 $122,062 -66% 111 $1,100   $2,099,515 6
2009/12/01 11 $122,883 +1% 111 $1,107   $2,222,398 7
2009/12/02 11 $117,118 -5% 111 $1,055   $2,339,516 8
2009/12/03 12 $105,298 -10% 111 $949   $2,444,814 9
2009/12/04 16 $227,998 +117% 128 $1,781   $2,672,812 10
2009/12/05 15 $305,845 +34% 128 $2,389   $2,978,657 11
2009/12/06 16 $215,692 -29% 128 $1,685   $3,194,349 12
2009/12/07 16 $79,180 -63% 128 $619   $3,273,529 13
2009/12/08 16 $81,707 +3% 128 $638   $3,355,236 14
2009/12/09 16 $75,046 -8% 128 $586   $3,430,282 15
2009/12/10 16 $76,167 +1% 128 $595   $3,506,449 16
2009/12/11 17 $146,067 +92% 135 $1,082   $3,652,516 17
2009/12/12 17 $206,675 +41% 135 $1,531   $3,859,191 18
2009/12/13 17 $153,136 -26% 135 $1,134   $4,012,327 19
2009/12/14 - $63,380 -59% 135 $469   $4,075,707 20
2009/12/15 - $67,010 +6% 135 $496   $4,142,717 21
2009/12/16 - $63,771 -5% 135 $472   $4,206,488 22
2009/12/17 - $60,187 -6% 135 $446   $4,266,675 23
2009/12/18 15 $204,594 +240% 396 $517   $4,471,269 24
2009/12/19 16 $235,073 +15% 396 $594   $4,706,342 25
2009/12/20 16 $220,607 -6% 396 $557   $4,926,949 26
2009/12/21 17 $140,214 -36% 396 $354   $5,067,163 27
2009/12/22 - $144,658 +3% 396 $365   $5,211,821 28
2009/12/23 - $133,753 -8% 396 $338   $5,345,574 29
2009/12/24 17 $84,964 -36% 396 $215   $5,430,538 30
2009/12/25 - $117,050 +38% 311 $376   $5,547,588 31
2009/12/26 19 $178,392 +52% 311 $574   $5,725,980 32
2009/12/27 - $153,624 -14% 311 $494   $5,879,604 33
2009/12/28 - $115,968 -25% 311 $373   $5,995,572 34
2009/12/29 - $116,843 +1% 311 $376   $6,112,415 35
2009/12/30 - $119,648 +2% 311 $385   $6,232,063 36
2009/12/31 - $83,615 -30% 311 $269   $6,315,678 37
2010/01/01 - $210,977 +152% 306 $689   $6,526,655 38
2010/01/02 - $206,887 -2% 306 $676   $6,733,542 39
2010/01/03 - $124,771 -40% 306 $408   $6,858,313 40
2010/01/04 - $63,736 -49% 306 $208   $6,922,049 41
2010/01/05 - $67,086 +5% 306 $219   $6,989,135 42
2010/01/06 - $65,482 -2% 306 $214   $7,054,617 43
2010/01/07 - $53,815 -18% 306 $176   $7,108,432 44
2010/01/08 - $71,918 +34% 207 $347   $7,180,350 45
2010/01/09 - $107,159 +49% 207 $518   $7,287,509 46
2010/01/10 - $74,378 -31% 207 $359   $7,361,887 47
2010/01/11 - $29,472 -60% 207 $142   $7,391,359 48
2010/01/12 - $34,317 +16% 207 $166   $7,425,676 49
2010/01/13 - $32,331 -6% 207 $156   $7,458,007 50
2010/01/14 - $35,243 +9% 207 $170   $7,493,250 51
2010/01/15 - $34,853 -1% 145 $240   $7,528,103 52
2010/01/16 - $47,681 +37% 145 $329   $7,575,784 53
2010/01/17 - $41,528 -13% 145 $286   $7,617,312 54
2010/01/18 35 $26,313 -37% 145 $181   $7,643,625 55
2010/01/19 - $14,916 -43% 145 $103   $7,658,541 56
2010/01/20 - $14,880 n/c 145 $103   $7,673,421 57
2010/01/21 - $18,657 +25% 145 $129   $7,692,078 58
2010/01/22 - $18,988 +2% 100 $190   $7,711,066 59
2010/01/23 - $32,184 +69% 100 $322   $7,743,250 60
2010/01/24 - $17,930 -44% 100 $179   $7,761,180 61
2010/01/25 - $8,260 -54% 100 $83   $7,769,440 62
2010/01/26 - $9,420 +14% 100 $94   $7,778,860 63
2010/01/27 - $9,149 -3% 100 $91   $7,788,009 64
2010/01/28 - $9,204 +1% 100 $92   $7,797,213 65
2010/01/29 - $16,735 +82% 90 $186   $7,813,948 66
2010/01/30 - $25,538 +53% 90 $284   $7,839,486 67
2010/01/31 - $19,070 -25% 90 $212   $7,858,556 68
2010/02/01 - $7,009 -63% 90 $78   $7,865,565 69
2010/02/02 - $8,439 +20% 90 $94   $7,874,004 70
2010/02/03 - $8,103 -4% 90 $90   $7,882,107 71
2010/02/04 - $7,752 -4% 90 $86   $7,889,859 72
2010/02/05 - $9,347 +21% 62 $151   $7,899,206 73
2010/02/06 - $15,314 +64% 62 $247   $7,914,520 74
2010/02/07 - $5,637 -63% 62 $91   $7,920,157 75
2010/02/08 - $5,249 -7% 62 $85   $7,925,406 76
2010/02/09 - $4,527 -14% 62 $73   $7,929,933 77
2010/02/10 - $3,985 -12% 62 $64   $7,933,918 78
2010/02/11 - $4,391 +10% 62 $71   $7,938,309 79
2010/02/12 - $4,617 +5% 40 $115   $7,942,926 80
2010/02/13 - $7,418 +61% 40 $185   $7,950,344 81
2010/02/14 - $6,991 -6% 40 $175   $7,957,335 82
2010/02/15 52 $3,743 -46% 40 $94   $7,961,078 83
2010/02/16 - $1,831 -51% 40 $46   $7,962,909 84
2010/02/17 - $3,565 +95% 40 $89   $7,966,474 85
2010/02/18 - $2,137 -40% 40 $53   $7,968,611 86
2010/02/19 - $16,044 +651% 40 $401   $7,984,655 87
2010/02/20 - $23,118 +44% 40 $578   $8,007,773 88
2010/02/21 - $17,286 -25% 40 $432   $8,025,059 89
2010/02/22 - $6,920 -60% 40 $173   $8,031,979 90
2010/02/23 - $7,428 +7% 40 $186   $8,039,407 91
2010/02/24 - $7,650 +3% 40 $191   $8,047,057 92
2010/02/25 - $6,983 -9% 40 $175   $8,054,040 93
2010/02/26 - $7,619 +9% 74 $103   $8,061,659 94
2010/02/27 - $12,461 +64% 74 $168   $8,074,120 95
2010/02/28 - $8,584 -31% 74 $116   $8,082,704 96
2010/03/01 - $3,502 -59% 74 $47   $8,086,206 97
2010/03/02 - $3,951 +13% 74 $53   $8,090,157 98
2010/03/03 - $3,667 -7% 74 $50   $8,093,824 99
2010/03/04 - $3,672 n/c 74 $50   $8,097,496 100
2010/03/05 - $1,848 -50% 22 $84   $8,099,344 101
2010/03/06 - $3,030 +64% 22 $138   $8,102,374 102
2010/03/07 - $2,144 -29% 22 $97   $8,104,518 103
2010/03/08 - $1,146 -47% 22 $52   $8,105,664 104
2010/03/09 - $899 -22% 22 $41   $8,106,563 105
2010/03/10 - $949 +6% 22 $43   $8,107,512 106
2010/03/11 - $1,258 +33% 22 $57   $8,108,770 107

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/20 25 $475,222   88 $5,400   $475,222 2
2009/11/27 10 $1,969,592 +314% 111 $17,744   $2,444,814 9
2009/12/04 16 $1,061,635 -46% 128 $8,294   $3,506,449 16
2009/12/11 17 $760,226 -28% 135 $5,631   $4,266,675 23
2009/12/18 17 $1,163,863 +53% 396 $2,939   $5,430,538 30
2009/12/25 19 $885,140 -24% 311 $2,846   $6,315,678 37
2010/01/01 18 $792,754 -10% 306 $2,591   $7,108,432 44
2010/01/08 26 $384,818 -51% 207 $1,859   $7,493,250 51
2010/01/15 30 $198,828 -48% 145 $1,371   $7,692,078 58
2010/01/22 40 $105,135 -47% 100 $1,051   $7,797,213 65
2010/01/29 42 $92,646 -12% 90 $1,029   $7,889,859 72
2010/02/05 46 $48,450 -48% 62 $781   $7,938,309 79
2010/02/12 54 $30,302 -37% 40 $758   $7,968,611 86
2010/02/19 45 $85,429 +182% 40 $2,136   $8,054,040 93
2010/02/26 57 $43,456 -49% 74 $587   $8,097,496 100
2010/03/05 71 $11,274 -74% 22 $512   $8,108,770 107
2010/03/12 83 $5,500 -51% 10 $550   $8,114,270 114

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/30/20105115,286 115,286$2,295,344$2,295,3441
6/6/20101245,481-61% 160,767$909,165$3,204,5092
6/13/20102121,817-52% 182,584$436,122$3,640,6313
6/20/20102832,248+48% 214,832$644,638$4,285,2694

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/30/2010438,946 38,946$897,709$897,7091
6/6/2010128,138-79% 47,084$194,326$1,092,0352
3/27/2011204,453 76,599$45,201$1,481,79644

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