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The Space Between Us (2017)

The Space Between Us
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,743,447Details
International Box Office $2,649,945Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,393,392
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A space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet—never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot—an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 3rd, 2017 (Wide) by STX Entertainment
International Releases: January 4th, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
February 3rd, 2017 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
February 10th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
February 17th, 2017 (Wide), released as Tūkstančiai mylių iki Tavęs (Lithuania)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief sensuality and language.
(Rating bulletin 2425 (Cert #50466), 5/18/2016)
Running Time: 121 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Gravity
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Keywords: Near Future, Space Program, Mars, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage, Died During Childbirth, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Coming of Age, Romance, Medical and Hospitals
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd, Los Angeles Media Fund, Southpaw Entertainment, Scarlet Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,585 $280,404 Feb 17, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,778 $1,686,364 Feb 10, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 3,378 $3,775,596 Feb 3, 2017 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,524 2.71 Feb 3, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 776 36.9% Feb 3, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,128 2,812 Feb 3, 2017 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,358 $7,743,447 Feb 3, 2017 0


Gary Oldman    Nathaniel Shepherd
   Gardner Elliot
Carla Gugino    Kendra Wyndham
B.D. Wong    Genesis Director Tom Chen
Scott Takeda    Dr. Gary Loh
Janet Montgomery    Sarah Elliot
Trey Tucker    Harrison Lane
Adande Thorne    Scott Hubbard
Sarah Minnich    Reporter
Colin Egglesfield    Sarah’s brother
Ryan Jason Cook    Control Room Tech
Lauren Myers    Alice Myers
Morse Bicknell    NASA Executive
Beth Bailey    NASA Chief Director
Anthony Jarvis    College Student
Tim Janis    Chuck Woodruff
William Sterchi    Debate Moderator
Aurora Antonio    Young NASA Secretary
Peter Chelsom    Centaur
Zacciah Hanson    Little Bewley Brother
Jesse Romero    Big Bewley Brother
Kristen Rakes    Maid
Eb Lottimer    Air Force Colonel
Bernardo Saracino    Pilot
Mia Stallard    Screaming Girl
David House    Rolad
Bruce McIntosh    NASA Scientist
Lora Cunningham    NASA Guide
Luce Rains    Homeless Man
Travis Armstrong    Colorado State Trooper
Matt Page    Colorado State Trooper
Esodie Geiger    Mrs. Tupelo
Paul Logan    Buff College Kid
Charles Arnone    Mechanic
Gil Birmingham    Shaman Neka
David Devereaux    Teenage Boy
Stafford Douglas    Entitled Teen
Jacob Browne    New Mexico State Policeman
Jenny Gabrielle    Havasupai Woman
Eli Goodman    ER Doctor
Nate Warren    ER Clerk
Drago Sumonja    Social Services Man
Ramona King    Reception Nurse
Ramsey Scott    Foster Care Worker

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Allan Loeb
Story by    Stewart Schill
Story by    Richard B. Lewis
Story by    Allan Loeb
Producer    Richard B. Lewis
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Soros
Executive Producer    Simon Horsman
Executive Producer    Allan Loeb
Executive Producer    Steven Pearl
Executive Producer    Kevin Halloran
Executive Producer    Robbie Brenner
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer    Douglas Urbanski
Executive Producer    Wang Zhongjun
Executive Producer    Wang Zhonglei
Executive Producer    Jerry Ye
Executive Producer    Donald Tang
Executive Producer    Robert Simonds
Executive Producer    Adam Fogelson
Executive Producer    Oren Aviv
Executive Producer    Cathy Schulman
Director of Photography    Jeffrey Soros
Production Designer    Kirk M. Petruccelli
Editor    David Moritz
Editor    Christopher Lawrence
Composer    Andrew Lockington
Co-Producer    John Albanis
Co-Producer    Gabrielle Jerou-Tabak
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lego Batman Begins with $53.00 million

February 14th, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

As expected, it was a big weekend at the box office with three massive hits. The Lego Batman Movie did earn first place, but not with as much as predicted at just $53.00 million. Fifty Shades Darker wasn’t that far behind with $46.61 million. Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter Two just cracked $30 million, which is one of the ten best third place openings of all time. Week-over-week, the box office nearly doubled growing 90% from last weekend. Sadly, it was down 22% from last year. Granted, Valentine’s Day landed on a Sunday last year, so that boosted the weekend box office and 2017 should make some of that decline back on Tuesday. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $1.28 billion, putting it $40 million or 3.0% behind 2016’s pace. It is still way too soon to tell how 2017 will finish in the end, but hopefully things will turn around soon. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Split Scores Another Touchdown with $14.42 million

February 7th, 2017


As expected, Split earned first place over the weekend with $14.42 million. That’s not bad for Super Bowl weekend. In fact, the overall depth was better than expected, not that you could tell from the week-over-week decline. The overall box office fell 31% to just $98 million. However, this was still 2.5% better than the same weekend last year. That’s a surprise victory. Granted, 2017 is still behind 2016 by 5.1% at $1.06 billion to $1.12 billion, but every little victory helps. More...

Weekend Estimates: Split Wins Third Weekend

February 5th, 2017


Rings managed to win on Friday, but the weekend as a whole will belong to Split, which is expected to top the chart with $14.6 million, according to Universal’s Sunday morning projection. Rings will finish second with $13 million or so, and A Dog’s Purpose will win Sunday (making this a rare weekend where three different films will top the daily chart) to finish the weekend with $10.8 million, and $32.9 million to date. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Rings has a Hollow Start with $800,000

February 3rd, 2017


Rings had the best start in previews last night, but here “best” is a relative term. It only managed $800,000, 20% lower than Resident Evil: The Final Chapter previews last weekend. Worse still, its reviews are 0% positive with 17 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes so far. This could result in an opening weekend of less than $10 million, but I think that’s a little pessimistic. $11 million is more likely. That’s not a good start, even for a film that cost $33 million to make, and it will need help internationally to break even. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Split Be Separated from the Top Spot?

February 2nd, 2017


The new releases this week are not strong, so we could see Split remain on top for the third weekend in a row. Rings should at least be in a fight for first place, if it just does as well as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter did last weekend. On the other hand, The Space Between Us is being eviscerated by the critics and it really needed good word of mouth to thrive. If it opens in the top five, I will be impressed. This weekend last year, Hail, Caesar! was the number one new release and it earned just $11.36 million. Rings should top that. Unfortunately, the number one film was Kung Fu Panda 3, which earned more than than $20 million. There’s no way Split will match that, so 2017 is going to lose in the year-over-year competition. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

Contest: Put a Ring On It

January 27th, 2017


Next week there are two wide releases: Rings and The Space Between Us. Apparently, they are opening in a similar amount of theaters. However, even if I thought they had a similar box office potential, Rings would be the better choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest, because horror films tend to start faster and fade quicker. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Rings.

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 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
2017/02/03 9 $3,775,596   2,812 $1,343   $3,775,596 3
2017/02/10 11 $1,686,364 -55% 2,758 $611   $6,511,522 10
2017/02/17 29 $280,404 -83% 317 $885   $7,607,021 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/03 6 $1,393,625   2,812 $496   $1,393,625 1
2017/02/04 10 $1,732,135 +24% 2,812 $616   $3,125,760 2
2017/02/05 10 $649,836 -62% 2,812 $231   $3,775,596 3
2017/02/06 10 $245,463 -62% 2,812 $87   $4,021,059 4
2017/02/07 9 $401,062 +63% 2,812 $143   $4,422,121 5
2017/02/08 10 $221,502 -45% 2,812 $79   $4,643,623 6
2017/02/09 10 $181,535 -18% 2,812 $65   $4,825,158 7
2017/02/10 10 $458,928 +153% 2,758 $166   $5,284,086 8
2017/02/11 11 $811,734 +77% 2,758 $294   $6,095,820 9
2017/02/12 13 $415,702 -49% 2,758 $151   $6,511,522 10
2017/02/13 12 $138,863 -67% 2,758 $50   $6,650,385 11
2017/02/14 10 $456,046 +228% 2,758 $165   $7,106,431 12
2017/02/15 13 $123,398 -73% 2,758 $45   $7,229,829 13
2017/02/16 11 $96,788 -22% 2,758 $35   $7,326,617 14
2017/02/17 - $78,588 -19% 317 $248   $7,405,205 15
2017/02/18 - $118,531 +51% 317 $374   $7,523,736 16
2017/02/19 - $83,285 -30% 317 $263   $7,607,021 17
2017/02/20 - $71,596 -14% 317 $226   $7,678,617 18
2017/02/21 - $31,773 -56% 317 $100   $7,710,390 19
2017/02/22 - $17,783 -44% 317 $56   $7,728,173 20
2017/02/23 - $15,274 -14% 317 $48   $7,743,447 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/03 10 $4,825,158   2,812 $1,716   $4,825,158 7
2017/02/10 10 $2,501,459 -48% 2,758 $907   $7,326,617 14
2017/02/17 29 $416,830 -83% 317 $1,315   $7,743,447 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Lithuania 2/17/2017 $13,344 63 63 63 $16,362 2/21/2017
Russia (CIS) 2/3/2017 $422,176 894 894 1457 $632,102 2/15/2017
South Korea 1/4/2017 $0 0 0 0 $1,822 1/14/2017
United Kingdom 2/10/2017 $323,042 270 270 270 $323,042 2/15/2017
Rest of World $1,676,617
International Total$2,649,945 2/21/2017

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