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The Skeleton Twins (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,284,309Details
International Box Office $512,883
Worldwide Box Office $5,797,192
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $252,688 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $101,859 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $354,547
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

When estranged twins Maggie and Milo feel they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
86% - Certified Fresh
Audience
69% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 12th, 2014 (Limited) by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions
Video Release: December 16th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexuality and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2327, 6/17/2014)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Twins, Sibling Rivalry, Suicide, Dysfunctional Family, LGBT, Infidelity, Suicide Attempt, Depression, You Can't Go Home Again, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Digital Cinematography
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Venture 4th, Duplass Brothers
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,579 $1,766 Dec 19, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,732 $2,874 Dec 12, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,819 $5,189 Dec 5, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,887 $9,936 Nov 28, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,833 $20,899 Nov 21, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,060 $26,411 Nov 14, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,080 $45,113 Nov 7, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,748 $99,697 Oct 31, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,008 $123,118 Oct 24, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,804 $274,356 Oct 17, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,032 $423,381 Oct 10, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,243 $714,492 Oct 3, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,462 $1,231,842 Sep 26, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,698 $432,031 Sep 19, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,050 $380,691 Sep 12, 2014 3

Cast

   Milo Dean
   Maggie Dean
Luke Wilson    Lance
Ty Burrell    Rich
Boyd Holbrook    Billy
Joanna Gleason    Judy
Kathleen Rose Perkins    Carlie
Adriane Lenox    Dr. Linda Essex
Sydney Lucas    Young Maggie
Eddie Schweighardt    Young Milo
Paul Castro, Jr.    Eric
Benjamin McGowan    Cullen
Jennifer Smith    Bar Woman
Genevieve Adams    Store Manager
Truck Hudson    Security Officer
Cliff Moylan    Police Officer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Craig Johnson
Screenwriter    Mark Heyman
Producer    Stephanie Langhoff
Producer    Jennifer Lee
Producer    Jacob Pechenik
Executive Producer    Mark Duplass
Executive Producer    Jay Duplass
Executive Producer    Jared Ian Goldman
Production Designer    Ola Maslik
Editor    Jennifer Lee
Composer    Nathan Larson
Director of Photography    Reed Morano

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 16th, 2014

December 16th, 2014

It is getting very close to Christmas and while this means there are more and more people shopping, it also means the new releases are less likely to stand out in a sea of sales. The biggest release of the week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is coming out on a 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack. However, it is also one of the worst big releases of the year. There are some releases that are contenders for Pick of the week, including Extant: Season 1 on DVD or Blu-ray, Tootsie on Blu-ray, and The Americans: Season 2 on DVD. In the end, I went with The Skeleton Twins on Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Skeleton Twins

December 16th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins is the fifth film I reviewed this week and it is the only one that earned impressive reviews. This does raise expectations, but is that a mistake? Or does this film truly deserve the critical praise it has received? More...

Per Theater Chart: Birdman has the Skies to Himself

November 5th, 2014

Birdman poster

For the third weekend in a row, Birdman led the per theater chart. In fact, this week it was the only one in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,348 in 231 screens. At this point, the film has already earned some measure of mainstream success, while it still has room to grow. More...

Per Theater Chart: Whiplash has a Saintly Opening

October 15th, 2014

St. Vincent poster

There were a trio of new limited releases topping the per theater chart, led by St. Vincent with an average of $27,470 in four theaters. Whiplash was close behind with an average of $22,565 in six theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Awake: The Life of Yogananda with an opening of $18,885 in one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases are Keepin' On

October 7th, 2014

Keep On Keepin' On poster

Keep On Keepin' On had the best weekend of its run earning an average of $13,291 in two theaters. Gone Girl earned an average of $12,446 in just over 3,000 theaters. Annabelle was very close behind with an average of $11,659 in close to 3,200 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Proud Result for Not Cool

October 1st, 2014

Not Cool poster

There were only three films in the $10,000 club and it was a holdover leading the way. Not Cool pulled in $24,964 in one theater for a two-weekend total of $35,688. The best new release was Pride with an average of $13,662 in six theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was also the number one film on the overall box office, The Equalizer, with an average of $10,549. More...

Weekend Estimates: Maze Runner Boosts Box Office

September 21st, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

The Maze Runner will be the first film to top $30 million at the box office in six weeks, bringing a welcome boost to the industry at the beginning of the Fall season. With $32.5 million projected for the weekend, and overall positive reviews, Fox could have a modest new franchise on its hands. Things look less rosy for the weekend’s other wide releases. A Walk Among the Tombstones will have a disappointing debut around $13 million—the worst result for a wide release starring Liam Neeson since K-19: The Widowmaker back in 2002, or, if one takes inflation into account, the 1998 version of Les Miserables. This is Where I Leave You lands with a projected $11.86 million, and reviews that aren’t good enough to give it much hope of redemption via word of mouth. More...

Per Theater Chart: Skeletons Eat Their Fill

September 17th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There were a number of films in the $10,000 club this weekend, led by The Skeleton Twins, which earned an average of $25,379 in 15 theaters. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was next up with an average of $19,295 in four theaters. Both of these films have lots of room to expand. My Old Lady also did well with an average of $11,335 in 11 theaters, which is more impressive, because it was a Wednesday release. On the other hand, its reviews are merely good and likely not good enough to thrive in limited release. No Good Deed was right behind with an average of $11,150 in nearly 2,200 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: No Good Deed Enjoys Surprise Win

September 14th, 2014

No Good Deed poster

Movie fans are ignoring the critics this weekend and turning out in big numbers to see No Good Deed. The thriller, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson will easily win the weekend with an estimated $24.5 million, in spite of earning only 17% positive reviews from critics. Audiences are giving the film a 71% positive score so far, which represents a huge difference of opinion. Dolphin Tale 2, which was considered the more likely weekend winner, and is enjoying excellent reviews from critics and moviegoers alike, is under-performing at the box office and should make about $16.5 million according to Warner Bros., down from the $19.2 million opening for the first film in the franchise. More...

Limited Releases: Skeleton Key to Box Office Success

September 12th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There's a large number of limited releases, including a few that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. One of these is The Drop, but it is opening in too many theaters and I think that will hurt it at the box office. If I were to guess, The Skeleton Twins will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/12 25 $380,691   15 $25,379   $380,691 3
2014/09/19 - $432,031 +13% 49 $8,817   $937,901 10
2014/09/26 11 $1,231,842 +185% 385 $3,200   $2,323,837 17
2014/10/03 15 $714,492 -42% 461 $1,550   $3,520,502 24
2014/10/10 19 $423,381 -41% 268 $1,580   $4,227,442 31
2014/10/17 24 $274,356 -35% 159 $1,726   $4,702,023 38
2014/10/24 32 $123,118 -55% 102 $1,207   $4,928,054 45
2014/10/31 31 $99,697 -19% 93 $1,072   $5,074,074 52
2014/11/07 46 $45,113 -55% 51 $885   $5,158,985 59
2014/11/14 52 $26,411 -41% 31 $852   $5,206,391 66
2014/11/21 46 $20,899 -21% 30 $697   $5,244,617 73
2014/11/28 55 $9,936 -52% 15 $662   $5,263,969 80
2014/12/05 66 $5,189 -48% 9 $577   $5,273,920 87
2014/12/12 67 $2,874 -45% 8 $359   $5,279,678 94
2014/12/19 66 $1,766 -39% 3 $589   $5,283,379 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/12 - $100,000   15 $6,667   $100,000 1
2014/11/14 - $7,979   31 $257   $5,187,959 64
2014/11/15 - $10,997 +38% 31 $355   $5,198,956 65
2014/11/16 - $7,435 -32% 31 $240   $5,206,391 66

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/12 25 $505,870   15 $33,725   $505,870 7
2014/09/19 19 $593,027 +17% 49 $12,103   $1,098,897 14
2014/09/26 11 $1,707,113 +188% 385 $4,434   $2,806,010 21
2014/10/03 15 $1,004,953 -41% 361 $2,784   $3,810,963 28
2014/10/10 19 $623,606 -38% 268 $2,327   $4,427,667 35
2014/10/17 25 $377,269 -40% 159 $2,373   $4,804,936 42
2014/10/24 33 $169,441 -55% 102 $1,661   $4,974,377 49
2014/10/31 35 $139,495 -18% 93 $1,500   $5,113,872 56
2014/11/07 46 $66,108 -53% 51 $1,296   $5,179,980 63
2014/11/14 51 $43,738 -34% 31 $1,411   $5,223,718 70
2014/11/21 51 $30,315 -31% 30 $1,011   $5,254,033 77
2014/11/28 60 $14,698 -52% 15 $980   $5,268,731 84
2014/12/05 66 $8,073 -45% 9 $897   $5,276,804 91
2014/12/12 71 $4,809 -40% 8 $601   $5,281,613 98
2014/12/19 75 $2,696 -44% 3 $899   $5,284,309 105

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