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The Shipping News (2001)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,405,825Details
International Box Office $13,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $24,405,825
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
55% - Rotten
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2001 (Limited) by Miramax
MPAA Rating: R for some language, sexuality and disturbing images
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Voiceover/Narration, Unexpected Pregnancy, Relationships Gone Wrong, Single Parent, Infidelity, Human-Trafficking, Adopted Family, Dream Sequence, Non-Chronological, Investigative Journalist, Newspaper Industry, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Learning Disabilities, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage, Life in a Small Town
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,368 $44,270 Mar 8, 2002 76
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,269 $77,085 Mar 1, 2002 69
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,595 $77,872 Feb 22, 2002 62
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,558 $119,007 Feb 15, 2002 55
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,047 $323,247 Feb 8, 2002 48
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,041 $609,810 Feb 1, 2002 41
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,371 $879,705 Jan 25, 2002 34
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,669 $1,306,653 Jan 18, 2002 27
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,492 $1,202,995 Jan 11, 2002 20
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,104 $1,133,367 Jan 4, 2002 13
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,473 $1,205,174 Dec 28, 2001 6

Cast

Kevin Spacey    Quoyle
Julianne Moore    Wavey
Judi Dench    Agnis
Scott Glenn    Jack Buggit
Rhys Ifans    Nutbeem
Pete Postlethwaite    Tert X. Card
Cate Blanchett    Petal Bear
Jason Behr    Dinnis Buggit
Gordon Pinsent    Billy Pretty
John Dunsworth   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Christopher Young
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 26th, 2013

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Featured Blu-ray: The Shipping News

March 26th, 2013

The Shipping News came out in 2001, but despite its hefty budget and its strong cast, the film didn't open wide and struggled to expand significantly. Granted, opening in "select theaters" is arguably the hardest release strategy to pull off, so its struggles are not surprising. If it had opened wide, would it have thrived? Or would it have struggled no matter what? More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/12/28 16 $1,205,174   186 $6,479   $2,796,557 6
2002/01/04 19 $1,133,367 -6% 213 $5,321   $4,288,696 13
2002/01/11 19 $1,202,995 +6% 266 $4,523   $5,944,121 20
2002/01/18 18 $1,306,653 +9% 434 $3,011   $7,954,707 27
2002/01/25 22 $879,705 -33% 421 $2,090   $9,259,705 34
2002/02/01 24 $609,810 -31% 357 $1,708   $10,221,896 41
2002/02/08 27 $323,247 -47% 215 $1,503   $10,814,681 48
2002/02/15 39 $119,007 -63% 109 $1,092   $11,100,127 55
2002/02/22 40 $77,872 -35% 85 $916   $11,216,571 62
2002/03/01 43 $77,085 -1% 86 $896   $11,330,068 69
2002/03/08 48 $44,270 -43% 79 $560   $11,405,825 76

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/12/28 17 $1,563,946   186 $8,408   $3,155,329 10
2002/01/04 19 $1,585,797 +1% 213 $7,445   $4,741,126 17
2002/01/11 20 $1,906,928 +20% 266 $7,169   $6,648,054 24
2002/01/18 16 $1,731,946 -9% 434 $3,991   $8,380,000 31
2002/01/25 22 $1,232,086 -29% 421 $2,927   $9,612,086 38
2002/02/01 24 $879,348 -29% 357 $2,463   $10,491,434 45
2002/02/08 27 $489,686 -44% 215 $2,278   $10,981,120 52
2002/02/15 39 $157,579 -68% 109 $1,446   $11,138,699 59
2002/02/22 40 $114,284 -27% 85 $1,345   $11,252,983 66
2002/03/01 44 $108,572 -5% 86 $1,262   $11,361,555 73
2002/03/08 58 $44,270 -59% 79 $560   $11,405,825 80

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