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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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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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 2,385 $44,270 Mar 8, 2002 76
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 566 $44,270 Mar 8, 2002 76
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,651 $560 Mar 8, 2002 76
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,285 $77,085 Mar 1, 2002 69
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 487 $77,085 Mar 1, 2002 69
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,246 $896 Mar 1, 2002 69
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,616 $77,872 Feb 22, 2002 62
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 580 $77,872 Feb 22, 2002 62
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,371 $916 Feb 22, 2002 62
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 2,580 $119,007 Feb 15, 2002 55
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 537 $119,007 Feb 15, 2002 55
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,355 $1,092 Feb 15, 2002 55
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,065 $323,247 Feb 8, 2002 48
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 331 $323,247 Feb 8, 2002 48
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,141 $1,503 Feb 8, 2002 48
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,061 $609,810 Feb 1, 2002 41
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 238 $609,810 Feb 1, 2002 41
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,167 $1,708 Feb 1, 2002 41
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,392 $879,705 Jan 25, 2002 34
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 219 $879,705 Jan 25, 2002 34
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,169 $2,090 Jan 25, 2002 34
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,691 $1,306,653 Jan 18, 2002 27
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 172 $1,306,653 Jan 18, 2002 27
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 973 $3,011 Jan 18, 2002 27
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,515 $1,202,995 Jan 11, 2002 20
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 185 $1,202,995 Jan 11, 2002 20
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 805 $4,523 Jan 11, 2002 20
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,128 $1,133,367 Jan 4, 2002 13
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 190 $1,133,367 Jan 4, 2002 13
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,290 $5,321 Jan 4, 2002 13
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,500 $1,205,174 Dec 28, 2001 6
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 239 $1,205,174 Dec 28, 2001 6
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,416 $6,479 Dec 28, 2001 6
Theater Average Limited Release 4,484 $6,479 Dec 28, 2001 6
Top 2001 Theater Average Limited Release 233 $6,479 Dec 28, 2001 6
Never Wide Domestic 252 $11,405,825 Dec 25, 2001 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,861 $11,405,825 Dec 25, 2001 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 447 248 Dec 25, 2001 0

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

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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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