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Salinger (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $583,633Details
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Synopsis

SALINGER features interviews with 150 subjects including Salinger's friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger's influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture. The film is the first work to get beyond the Catcher in the Rye author's meticulously built up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
36% - Rotten
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 6th, 2013 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2286, 8/21/2013)
Running Time: 129 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Writing and Writers
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Story Factory
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,596 $9,510 Oct 11, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,850 $14,090 Oct 4, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,221 $64,581 Sep 27, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,874 $182,218 Sep 20, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,528 $45,009 Sep 13, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,263 $86,956 Sep 6, 2013 3

Cast

J.D. Salinger    Himself
John Cusack    Himself
Edward Norton    Himself
Margaret Salinger    Herself
Danny DeVito    Himself
Martin Sheen    Himself
David Milch    Himself
Robert Towne    Himself
E.L. Doctorow    Himself
Gore Vidal    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Shane Salerno
Story Creator    Paul Alexander
Producer    Shane Salerno
Producer    Buddy Squires
Producer    Deborah Randall
Producer    Craig Fanning
Executive Producer    Susan Lacy
Editor    Regis B. Kimble
Editor    Langdon F. Page
Editor    Jeffrey Doe
Composer    Lorne Balfe

Per Theater Chart: Mother of God!

September 18th, 2013

It was a busy week in terms of limited releases, not only with number of new releases, but the success of most of these releases. Mother of George was the top film with $22,456 in one theater. Final: The Rapture earned an average of $15,942 in two theaters, which is an impressive opening for a film with no reviews. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Wadjda opened in three theaters, earning an average of $13,751. This film has some Oscar buzz going for it, so it might last in theaters longer than most similar releases. Blue Caprice also has some Oscar buzz and its opening of $13,400 in one theater might help it thrive as well. The overall box office leader, Insidious Chapter 2, opened in fifth place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,208. GMO OMG earned $13,000 in its lone theater, but its reviews are only mixed, so it likely won't last long. Salinger fell 48% to $11,252, while still playing in four theaters. It is likely it won't be able to expand significantly given this decline. More...

Weekend Estimates: Insidious Number Two September Opener

September 15th, 2013

Going into the weekend, Insidious Chapter 2 was widely expected to enjoy a comfortable win at the box office, but almost no-one thought it would open with over $40 million. It will do just that though, with FilmDistrict projecting a $41.05 million debut -- comfortably a record for the studio, ahead of the $30.3 million opening enjoyed by Olympus Has Fallen in another off-season spot (March 22). It'll also be the second-biggest September weekend at the box office, just behind Hotel Transylvania's $42.5 million last year. More...

Reclusive Per Theater Chart

September 11th, 2013

The buzz surrounding Salinger helped it earn first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $21,739 in four theaters. However, given its reviews, I don't think it will last long. Instructions Not Included remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,366 in more than 700 theaters. It could still expand further, given its per theater average. More...

Weekend Estimates: Riddick Tops Chart Packed with Indie Releases

September 8th, 2013

The weekend after Labor Day is traditionally the slowest of the year in terms of ticket sales, but it is also potentially one of the more interesting in terms of movies because it can be the busiest weekend of the year for art house releases. This year, we have no less than 24 of them on our release schedule, and there's a good chance that we'll break the record for the most limited releases to report box office results (currently held by the weekend of September 10, 2010 with 16 -- there's an obscure movie stat for you). In fact, this weekend's chart looks very similar to that weekend three years ago. More...

Limited Releases Go to Hell

September 6th, 2013

As usual the weekend after Labor Day, it's a very busy week in limited release. Unfortunately, it is a case of quantity over quality. There are a couple of films earning good reviews: a foreign language film, Populaire, and a documentary, Red Obsession. It is unlikely either of them will find a large enough audience in limited release that they will be able to expand significantly. On the other hand, Awards Season is just around the corner, so fans of limited releases won't have to wait long before they will be flooded with options. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/06 46 $86,956   4 $21,739   $86,956 3
2013/09/13 48 $45,009 -48% 4 $11,252   $158,726 10
2013/09/20 39 $182,218 +305% 138 $1,320   $358,107 17
2013/09/27 44 $64,581 -65% 134 $482   $504,573 24
2013/10/04 64 $14,090 -78% 21 $671   $557,174 31
2013/10/11 62 $9,510 -33% 16 $594   $575,775 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/06 - $29,633   4 $7,408   $29,633 1
2013/09/07 - $35,049 +18% 4 $8,762   $64,682 2
2013/09/08 - $22,274 -36% 4 $5,569   $86,956 3
2013/09/09 - $6,446 -71% 4 $1,612   $93,402 4
2013/09/10 - $7,058 +9% 4 $1,765   $100,460 5
2013/09/11 - $6,769 -4% 4 $1,692   $107,229 6
2013/09/12 - $6,488 -4% 4 $1,622   $113,717 7
2013/09/16 - $4,394   4 $1,099   $162,067 11
2013/09/17 - $4,643 +6% 4 $1,161   $166,710 12
2013/09/18 - $5,269 +13% 4 $1,317   $171,979 13
2013/09/19 - $3,910 -26% 4 $978   $175,889 14
2013/09/20 - $53,456 +1,267% 138 $387   $229,345 15
2013/09/21 - $80,150 +50% 138 $581   $309,495 16
2013/09/22 - $48,612 -39% 138 $352   $358,107 17
2013/09/23 - $20,236 -58% 138 $147   $378,343 18
2013/09/24 - $21,353 +6% 138 $155   $399,696 19
2013/09/25 - $21,251 n/c 138 $154   $420,947 20
2013/09/26 - $19,045 -10% 138 $138   $439,992 21
2013/09/27 - $17,319 -9% 134 $129   $457,311 22
2013/09/28 - $27,123 +57% 134 $202   $484,434 23
2013/09/29 - $20,139 -26% 134 $150   $504,573 24
2013/09/30 - $8,993 -55% 134 $67   $513,566 25
2013/10/01 - $8,851 -2% 134 $66   $522,417 26
2013/10/02 - $10,845 +23% 134 $81   $533,262 27
2013/10/03 - $9,822 -9% 134 $73   $543,084 28
2013/10/04 - $3,713 -62% 21 $177   $546,797 29
2013/10/05 - $5,560 +50% 21 $265   $552,357 30
2013/10/06 - $4,817 -13% 21 $229   $557,174 31
2013/10/07 - $1,701 -65% 21 $81   $558,875 32
2013/10/08 - $2,386 +40% 21 $114   $561,261 33
2013/10/09 - $2,503 +5% 21 $119   $563,764 34
2013/10/10 - $2,501 n/c 21 $119   $566,265 35
2013/10/11 - $2,822 +13% 16 $176   $569,087 36
2013/10/12 - $3,807 +35% 16 $238   $572,894 37
2013/10/13 - $2,881 -24% 16 $180   $575,775 38
2013/10/14 - $2,251 -22% 16 $141   $578,026 39
2013/10/15 - $2,109 -6% 16 $132   $580,135 40
2013/10/16 - $1,608 -24% 16 $101   $581,743 41
2013/10/17 - $1,890 +18% 16 $118   $583,633 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/06 44 $113,717   4 $28,429   $113,717 7
2013/09/13 - $62,172 -45% 4 $15,543   $175,889 14
2013/09/20 33 $264,103 +325% 138 $1,914   $439,992 21
2013/09/27 43 $103,092 -61% 134 $769   $543,084 28
2013/10/04 61 $23,181 -78% 21 $1,104   $566,265 35
2013/10/11 65 $17,368 -25% 16 $1,086   $583,633 42

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