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The Shack (2017)

The Shack
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,146,595Details
International Box Office $432,113Details
Worldwide Box Office $49,578,708
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From all appearances, Mackenzie Phillips seems to have a good life; three great kids, a beautiful wife, lovely home—nothing seems amiss. But, when Mack takes the kids for an overnight camping trip, what starts out as a fun getaway soon turns into a parent’s most horrifying nightmare—his youngest daughter, Missy, is abducted from their campsite and her body is never recovered. As Mack struggles to make sense of such enormous tragedy, he descends into a “great sadness” where his life starts to unravel and all the ghosts that he thought he had buried long ago, resurface and push him to the edge of a precipice. It is at this time, at his darkest hour, that Mack receives a mysterious note in his mailbox with an invitation from God to meet at the shack—the place where Missy’s bloody dress was found. In a desperate attempt to find closure and answers to his daughter’s murder, Mack heads back into the Oregon wilderness to confront the killer or God…or both.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 1,615 $49,146,595
All Time International Box Office 6,421 $432,113
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,449 $49,578,708

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 3rd, 2017 (Wide) by Lionsgate
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2462 (Cert #50362), 2/8/2017)
Running Time: 132 minutes
Comparisons: vs. God’s Not Dead
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Keywords: Death of a Son or Daughter, Supernatural, Faith-Based, Dysfunctional Family, Domestic Abuse, Death of a Sibling
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, Gil Netter Productions, Windblown Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,240 $3,859,551 Mar 24, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,189 $6,005,739 Mar 17, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,060 $10,007,551 Mar 10, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 148 $16,172,119 Mar 3, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,110 $16,172,119 Mar 3, 2017 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 869 2.96 Mar 3, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,511 33.8% Mar 3, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,029 2,888 Mar 3, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic March Day 378 $6,102,634 Mar 4, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 1,994 $6,102,634 Mar 4, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 1,668 $5,462,867 Mar 3, 2017 1
Never No. 1 Domestic 664 $49,146,595 Mar 3, 2017 0


Tim McGraw    Willie
Avraham Aviv Alush    Jesus
Radha Mitchell    Nan
Alice Braga    Sophia
Megan Charpentier    Kate Phillips
Gage Munroe    Josh Phillips
Amelie Eve    Missy Phillips
Sumire Matsumura    Sarayu
Graham Greene    Male Papa
Ryan Robbins    Emil Ducette
Jordyn Ashley Olson    Emily Ducette
Laura MacKillop    Amber Ducette
Emily Holmes    Vicki Ducette
Derek Hamilton    Mack’s Dad
Tanya Hubbard    Mack’s Mom
Carson Reaume    Young Mack
David Mackay    Preacher
Christopher Britton    Deacon
Lane Edwards    Officer Dalton
Kendall Cross    Special Agent Wikowski
Jay Brazeau    Tony
Greta Gibson    Teenage Girl
David Longworth    Older Camper
Ty Olsson    1950s Mack’s Grandpa
Nicholas Holmes    1950s Young Mack’s Dad
Leena Manro    Nurse
Kayla Fielding    Ally

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    John Fusco
Screenwriter    Andrew Lanham
Screenwriter    Destin Daniel Cretton
Based on the novel by    William Paul Young
Producer    Gil Netter
Producer    Brad Cummings
Executive Producer    Mike Drake
Director of Photography    Declan Quinn
Production Designer    Joseph Nemec III
Editor    William Steinkamp
Costume Designer    Stacy Caballero
Costume Designer    Karin Nosella
Composer    Aaron Zigman
Music Supervisor    Anastasia Brown
Co-Producer    Lani Netter
Co-Producer    William Steinkamp
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Casting Director    Tricia Wood
Associate Producer    Arthur Spector
Art Director    Gwendolyn Margetson
Set Decorator    Tracey A. Doyle
Supervising Music Editor    Paul Shatto
Assistant Editor    Gary Lam
Post-Production Supervisor    Andrew Levine
Visual Effects Supervisor    Ray McIntyre Jr
Visual Effects Producer    Ray McIntyre Jr
Script Supervisor    Patti Henderson
Sound Mixer    Eric J. Batut
Set Designer    Sheila Millar
Set Designer    Cheryl Marion
Special Effects Coordinator    Tony Lazarowich
Costume Supervisor    Christine Coutts
Sets Supervisor    Adam Dekeyser
Re-recording Mixer    Bill Sheppard
Re-recording Mixer    Dean Giammarco
Dialogue Editor    Gord Hillier
Sound Designer    Pat Haskill

Weekend Wrap-Up: Beast Smashes Record with a Beautiful $174.75 million Opening

March 21st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast was expected to break records during its opening weekend, but its final tally of $174.75 million is still impressive, even compared to the expectations. The rest of the box office wasn’t hurt as badly as one would predict given the explosive hit at the top and that helped the overall box office grow by 59% to $261 million. This is almost double what it was this weekend last year. More importantly, this was enough to put 2017 in the lead in the year-over-year comparison. At the end of the weekend, 2017 had earned $2.39 billion, compared to $2.30 billion for 2016. Granted, this is partially due to a misalignment of monster hits, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened the following weekend last year. That said, I really don’t think 2017 will fall behind given its current $95 million lead. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Beauty have a Beastly Opening?

March 17th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast was always expected to be the biggest hit of the month. Now the prevailing wisdom has the film becoming the biggest March opening of all time. Even if it doesn’t match the high end of expectations, it is widely expected to earn more than the entire box office did this weekend last year. On the downside, The Belko Experiment isn’t expected to open in the top five, in fact, it could miss the Mendoza Line. Furthermore, holdovers like Kong: Skull Island and Logan will take a beating at the box office. Overall, the news looks great and 2017 should actually get ahead of 2016 for the first time all year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kong Climbs to the Top of the Box Office with $61.03 million

March 14th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island dominated the box office earning $61.03 million over the weekend. This is much better than predicted and this if reports are true, this is because it was a huge hit with families. Skull Island’s success hurt Logan, which fell to second place with $38.11 million over the weekend. Overall, the box office fell 13% from last weekend, but that’s still 22% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date is even more impressive. Back-to-back wins for 2017 has cut 2016’s lead to 0.8% at just $17 million. If Beauty and the Beast does as well as some expect it to do, 2017 could take the lead by the end of this coming weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Kong be King of the Box Office?

March 9th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

There’s only one new release this week, Kong: Skull Island, which should earn first place on the box office chart. Probably. Logan isn’t too far back as far as box office tracking and might repeat in first place. In order to do this, Logan would either have to hold on a lot better than most comic book movies do and / or Kong would have to miss expectations. This weekend last year, there were four wide releases; however, they only managed a little more than $35 million combined. Kong: Skull Island should top that with ease and that’s good news for 2017. Unfortunately, Zootopia earned more than $50 million and that will likely be out of reach for Kong, so 2017 will need to rely on its depth to win in the year-over-year competition. I’m optimistic that will happen. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Logan’s $88.41 million Start Suggests Long Legs

March 7th, 2017


The weekend belonged to Logan, as it opened with $88.41 million and easily earned first place. Second place went to Get Out, which held on far better than anticipated, while The Shack is on pace to become a midlevel hit. There was almost nothing but good news. Almost. Overall, the box office rose 53% from last weekend, earning $189 million. More importantly, the it was 16% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is still behind 2016; however, that gap was nearly cut in half from its peak just a couple of weeks ago. 2017 is now behind by 2.7% at $1.92 billion to $1.97 billion. If 2017 can put together a few more weeks like this, then it could climb into the lead before April begins. That is a big “if” and I would be satisfied with cutting the gap in half by the end of the month. More...

Weekend Estimates: Logan’s $85.3 Million is Fourth-Biggest Weekend in March

March 5th, 2017


Logan is turning out to be everything Fox hoped for this weekend, with excellent reviews and a massive $85.3 million opening to kick off the Spring box office season. The film’s debut is a notable $20 million ahead of X-Men: Apocalypse’s $65.8 million last Summer. The only way to make it look anything less than stellar is to match it up against giants like Deadpool (which opened with $132 million in February last year), and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which holds the March weekend record of $166 million. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Logan Surpasses Strange, but not as Lively as Deadpool with $9.5 million

March 3rd, 2017


As expected, Logan got off to a fast start, earning $9.5 million from its Thursday preview shows. This is better than the most recent super hero movie managed, as Doctor Strange pulled in $9.4 million during its previews last November. However, it is weaker than the $12.7 million Deadpool earned around this time last year. This is almost perfectly in line with expectations and with 93% positive reviews, an $85 million opening seems likely at this point. More...

Weekend Predictions: Logan is set to Skewer the Competition

March 2nd, 2017


The first weekend of March has three wide releases, but the one everyone is talking about is Logan. It should become the biggest hit of the year so far. The other two releases are The Shack, a faith-based film, and Before I Fall, which is essentially Groundhog Day set in high school. Neither film is expected to compete for top spot. In fact, it would be a surprise if both landed in the top five. As far as holdovers are concerned, only Get Out has a shot at $20 million, while only The Lego Batman Movie will earn more than $10 million. This weekend last year, Zootopia led the way with just over $75 million, while the other two new releases earned less than $30 million combined. 2017 will be bigger on top, won’t have as strong new releases overall, but should have about the same depth. More...

2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

Contest: The X-Factor

February 24th, 2017


While there are three wide releases coming out next week, only one of them, Logan, is earning any real buzz. In fact, it is likely Logan will have the biggest opening of the year and could earn more during its opening day than either Before I Fall or The Shack earn in total. Because of this, it is the only sensible choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Logan.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

The Shack Trailer

January 13th, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/03 3 $16,172,119   2,888 $5,600   $16,172,119 3
2017/03/10 4 $10,007,551 -38% 2,888 $3,465   $32,226,242 10
2017/03/17 5 $6,005,739 -40% 2,825 $2,126   $42,490,369 17
2017/03/24 8 $3,859,551 -36% 2,330 $1,656   $49,146,595 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/03 3 $5,462,867   2,888 $1,892   $5,462,867 1
2017/03/04 3 $6,102,634 +12% 2,888 $2,113   $11,565,501 2
2017/03/05 3 $4,606,618 -25% 2,888 $1,595   $16,172,119 3
2017/03/06 3 $1,387,182 -70% 2,888 $480   $17,559,301 4
2017/03/07 3 $2,079,658 +50% 2,888 $720   $19,638,959 5
2017/03/08 3 $1,298,132 -38% 2,888 $449   $20,937,091 6
2017/03/09 3 $1,281,600 -1% 2,888 $444   $22,218,691 7
2017/03/10 4 $2,685,978 +110% 2,888 $930   $24,904,669 8
2017/03/11 4 $4,218,468 +57% 2,888 $1,461   $29,123,137 9
2017/03/12 4 $3,103,105 -26% 2,888 $1,074   $32,226,242 10
2017/03/13 4 $990,486 -68% 2,888 $343   $33,216,728 11
2017/03/14 4 $1,305,151 +32% 2,888 $452   $34,521,879 12
2017/03/15 4 $1,000,242 -23% 2,888 $346   $35,522,121 13
2017/03/16 4 $962,509 -4% 2,888 $333   $36,484,630 14
2017/03/17 5 $1,594,495 +66% 2,825 $564   $38,079,125 15
2017/03/18 5 $2,579,771 +62% 2,825 $913   $40,658,896 16
2017/03/19 5 $1,831,473 -29% 2,825 $648   $42,490,369 17
2017/03/20 5 $582,634 -68% 2,825 $206   $43,073,003 18
2017/03/21 5 $938,715 +61% 2,825 $332   $44,011,718 19
2017/03/22 5 $656,944 -30% 2,825 $233   $44,668,662 20
2017/03/23 5 $618,382 -6% 2,825 $219   $45,287,044 21
2017/03/24 8 $1,042,912 +69% 2,330 $448   $46,329,956 22
2017/03/25 8 $1,605,076 +54% 2,330 $689   $47,935,032 23
2017/03/26 8 $1,211,563 -25% 2,330 $520   $49,146,595 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/03 3 $22,218,691   2,888 $7,693   $22,218,691 7
2017/03/10 4 $14,265,939 -36% 2,888 $4,940   $36,484,630 14
2017/03/17 5 $8,802,414 -38% 2,825 $3,116   $45,287,044 21

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