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Shut In (2016)

Shut In
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,755,233Details
International Box Office $595,080Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,350,313
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $99,047 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $99,047
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Mary Portman is a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. When a young boy Mary is treating goes missing, and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that his ghost is haunting her and her bedridden son.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Wide) by EuropaCorp
International Releases: March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
November 18th, 2016 (Wide), released as Įkalinta (Lithuania)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide), released as Shut In - Reféns do Medo (Portugal)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide), released as Presencia Siniestra (Mexico)
Video Release: March 1st, 2016 by eOne
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2384, 7/29/2015)
PG-13 for terror and some violence/bloody images, nudity, thematic elements and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2442 (Cert #50644), 9/14/2016)
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Isolation Horror, Car Accident, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Paralysis, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Extreme Weather, Orphan, Mute, Confined to a Wheelchair
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: EuropaCorp, Lava Bear Films, Transfilm Intl., Canal Plus, OCS., Cine Plus
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,715 $222,655 Nov 25, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,808 $1,605,648 Nov 18, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,415 $3,613,567 Nov 11, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,144 2,058 Nov 11, 2016 3


Oliver Platt    Dr. Wilson
Charlie Heaton    Stephen
Jacob Tremblay    Tom
David Cubitt    Doug
Clementine Poidatz    Lucy
Tim Post    Sheriff
Alex Braunstein    Aaron
Crystal Balint    Grace
Ellen David    Joan
Peter Outerbridge    Richard
Anton Chevier    Stephen 5 Years Old
Thomas Macedo    Stephen 9 Years Old

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Christina Hodson
Producer    Ariel Zeitoun
Producer    Claude Leger
Producer    Christine Haebler
Executive Producer    Tory Metzger
Executive Producer    David Linde
Executive Producer    Lisa Ellzey
Executive Producer    Jonathan Vanger
Executive Producer    Romuald Drault
Executive Producer    Trish Dolman
Production Manager    Olivier Glaas
Production Manager    Ginette Guillard
Director of Photography    Yves Belanger
Production Designer    Paul Denham Austerberry
Editor    Baxter Maryline Monthieux
Costume Designer    Odette Gadoury
Composer    Nathaniel Mechaly
First Assistant Director    Buck Deachman
Sound Designer    Stephane Bucher
Sound Designer    Ken Yasumoto
Sound Designer    Emmanuel Augeard
Sound Designer    Louis Collin
Sound Designer    Francois-Joseph Hors
Casting Director    Lucinda Syson
Casting Director    Kate Ringsell
Casting Director    Andrea Kenyon
Casting Director    Randi Wells

Weekend Predictions: Will Incarnate have a Substantial Opening?

December 1st, 2016


December usually starts on a really soft note, because the weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a terrible weekend. This time around, the wide release of the week is Incarnate, which is opening in 1,737 theaters and is expected to struggle to reach the top ten. That leaves Moana with an easy route to first place. This weekend last year, Krampus opened in second place with $16.29 million. Incarnate will only earn a fraction of that. On the other hand, the number one film was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, which earned $18.86 million during the weekend and Moana should easily beat that. I don’t think 2016 will come out ahead, but it also shouldn’t be a disaster either.


Weekend Wrap-Up: Fantastic Beast Can’t Lift Box Office

November 22nd, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As expected, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the box office earning nearly as much as the rest of the films combined. However, it was unexpectedly weak earning just $74.40 million. In fact, every film we talked about on Thursday’s predictions underperformed and the overall box office was down to $158 million. Granted, “down” in this case is only off by 0.1%, but considering we were expecting significant growth, even a little drop is distressing. Worse still, the box office is off by 8.9% from this weekend last year. Again, we were expecting growth in the year-over-year comparison, so a drop this big really hurts. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.49 billion, which is 5.9% or $540 million better than last year’s pace. That said, I wouldn’t panic, as Moana should help the box office bounce back this weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Holiday Box Office Season has Arrived

November 15th, 2016


The weekend box office was better than anticipated, thanks mostly to Remembrance Day. Doctor Strange fell less than 50%, which is stunning for a big blockbuster like this. Trolls held on even better and Arrival had a surprisingly strong opening weekend. Granted, the overall box office still dropped by 18% to $158 million, but some drop-off is unavoidable the weekend after a blockbuster release. This was 46% higher than the same weekend last year and that is a lot more important. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $9.49 billion, putting it 5.7% or $510 million ahead of last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Healthy Arrivals Help Veterans Day Box Office

November 13th, 2016

Doctor Strange

While Doctor Strange and Trolls aren’t really being threatened at the top of the chart this weekend, a few healthy new releases are giving Veterans Day weekend a timely boost at the box office. Arrival is the stand-out performer in wide release, with $24 million from 2,317 theaters and an average over $10,000. The sci-fi drama is a critical darling, but is having a harder time with general audiences who might be expecting something with a few more explosions and laser battles, and its CinemaScore is a B. Its potential long-term performance is a therefore a little hard to gauge at this point, but it would be very surprising for it not to pick up a few more theaters, and it might be decent counter-programming to the explosions and laser battles promised by several other films coming up in the next few weeks. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Arrival Won’t Get Shut Out

November 11th, 2016


Arrival earned an impressive $1.45 million during its previews last night. This is a little more than the $1.4 million Gravity earned this time in 2013. Granted, midnight shows were not as ubiquitous as they are now, but I still think this is a positive sign. Its reviews should help its legs and while our prediction was a little more bullish than most, I’m a little more confident now. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Any New Release Arrive on Top?

November 10th, 2016


There are a trio of new releases coming out this week, but none of them are expected to challenge for top spot. Arrival is earning stellar reviews, but it is also being released by Paramount and they’ve had a terrible year. Almost Christmas is a Christmas movie aimed at African-Americans. It should do well enough to become a financial success, but it won’t be a major player at the box office. Then there’s Shut In, which is barely opening wide and will very likely miss the top five. It might miss the Mendoza Line. This will leave Doctor Strange with an easy first place, while Trolls should remain in second. This weekend last year, the new releases were pitiful. The best earned less than $10 million. If 2016 doesn’t win in the year-over-year comparison, then we are in serious trouble. More...

Contest: Arrive on Time

November 4th, 2016


There are three widish releases next week, but none of them are opening at a saturation level theater count. In fact, none of them are coming close. Arrival will very likely be the biggest of the three new releases, but it will fall behind Doctor Strange’s sophomore stint. Its estimated theater count is so small it might even open below Trolls. Almost Christmas is looking to become a solid midlevel hit, while Shut In is just praying for a spot in the top five. Because Arrival is expected to do the best, it is 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 Arrival.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. 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 consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. 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...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 7 $3,613,567   2,058 $1,756   $3,613,567 3
2016/11/18 10 $1,605,648 -56% 2,006 $800   $6,042,293 10
2016/11/25 24 $222,655 -86% 277 $804   $6,694,817 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 7 $1,426,945   2,058 $693   $1,426,945 1
2016/11/12 8 $1,487,472 +4% 2,058 $723   $2,914,417 2
2016/11/13 10 $699,150 -53% 2,058 $340   $3,613,567 3
2016/11/14 9 $196,184 -72% 2,058 $95   $3,809,751 4
2016/11/15 9 $282,694 +44% 2,058 $137   $4,092,445 5
2016/11/16 9 $185,169 -34% 2,058 $90   $4,277,614 6
2016/11/17 9 $159,031 -14% 2,058 $77   $4,436,645 7
2016/11/18 10 $493,925 +211% 2,006 $246   $4,930,570 8
2016/11/19 10 $717,991 +45% 2,006 $358   $5,648,561 9
2016/11/20 11 $393,732 -45% 2,006 $196   $6,042,293 10
2016/11/21 10 $207,695 -47% 2,006 $104   $6,249,988 11
2016/11/22 11 $151,140 -27% 2,006 $75   $6,401,128 12
2016/11/23 - $43,028 -72% 277 $155   $6,444,156 13
2016/11/24 - $28,006 -35% 277 $101   $6,472,162 14
2016/11/25 - $83,404 +198% 277 $301   $6,555,566 15
2016/11/26 - $102,093 +22% 277 $369   $6,657,659 16
2016/11/27 - $37,158 -64% 277 $134   $6,694,817 17
2016/11/28 - $11,301 -70% 277 $41   $6,706,118 18
2016/11/29 - $14,650 +30% 277 $53   $6,720,768 19
2016/11/30 - $9,898 -32% 277 $36   $6,730,666 20
2016/12/01 - $7,567 -24% 277 $27   $6,738,233 21
2016/12/02 - $17,000 +125% 121 $140   $6,755,233 22

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 7 $4,436,645   2,058 $2,156   $4,436,645 7
2016/11/18 14 $2,035,517 -54% 277 $7,348   $6,472,162 14
2016/11/25 24 $266,071 -87% 277 $961   $6,738,233 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Lithuania 11/18/2016 $13,258 70 70 85 $22,460 11/30/2016
Mexico 11/25/2016 $456,648 0 0 0 $456,648 11/30/2016
Portugal 11/18/2016 $21,994 17 20 37 $40,995 12/1/2016
Russia (CIS) 3/17/2016 $74,977 264 264 264 $74,977 3/24/2016
International Total$595,080 12/1/2016

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