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The Ultimate Life (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,327,841Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,481,823 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $124,999 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,606,822
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  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Between the pressures of running his grandfather Red Stevens' foundation, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens' world is unraveling. But then he discovers his late grandfather's journal and through his grandfather's writings is transported back to 1941 -- just after the great depression -- and experiences first hand Red Stevens' incredible rags-to-riches life. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover the ultimate life.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
18% - Rotten
Audience
56% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 6th, 2013 (Limited) by High Top Releasing
Video Release: December 10th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for a brief battle scene and mild thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2278, 6/13/2013)
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: Prequel, Faith-Based, Religious, Non-Chronological, Rags to Riches, Great Depression
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Rick Eldridge, ReelWorks Studios
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,771 $3,097 Oct 4, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,294 $17,020 Sep 27, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,357 $96,442 Sep 20, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,015 $241,597 Sep 13, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,743 $659,912 Sep 6, 2013 3

Cast

   Red
Bill Cobbs    Hamilton
David Mann    Hobo Joe
Ali Hillis    Alexia
Logan Bartholomew    Jason
James Austin    Teenage Red Stevens
Abigail Mavity    Teenage Hanna Roberts
Peter Fonda    Jacob Early

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Brian Bird
Screenwriter    Lisa G. Shillingburg
Director of Photography    Christo Bakalov
Editor    Bridget Durnford
Composer    Mark Mckenzie
Production Designer    Jeremy Woodward

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 10th, 2013

December 10th, 2013

It's a good week / bad week when it comes to new releases. On the positive side, there are a couple big first run releases, a couple big TV on DVD releases, and even a classic film hitting Blu-ray for the first time. On the other hand, the depth is really bad. If you look at Amazon.com's list of best selling new releases, you will find filler on the second page. That's not to say there are no contenders for Pick of the Week. Despicable Me 2 is the best selling release and the Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack are also among the best, as is Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. There are also a few more contenders where I'm waiting for a screener (Berberian Sound Studio, The Hunt, etc.). and it is a busy week for top notch releases. In the end, I went with Despicable Me 2 for that honor, but it was a real coin toss. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mother of God!

September 18th, 2013

It was a busy week in terms of limited releases, not only with number of new releases, but the success of most of these releases. Mother of George was the top film with $22,456 in one theater. Final: The Rapture earned an average of $15,942 in two theaters, which is an impressive opening for a film with no reviews. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Wadjda opened in three theaters, earning an average of $13,751. This film has some Oscar buzz going for it, so it might last in theaters longer than most similar releases. Blue Caprice also has some Oscar buzz and its opening of $13,400 in one theater might help it thrive as well. The overall box office leader, Insidious Chapter 2, opened in fifth place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,208. GMO OMG earned $13,000 in its lone theater, but its reviews are only mixed, so it likely won't last long. Salinger fell 48% to $11,252, while still playing in four theaters. It is likely it won't be able to expand significantly given this decline. More...

Reclusive Per Theater Chart

September 11th, 2013

The buzz surrounding Salinger helped it earn first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $21,739 in four theaters. However, given its reviews, I don't think it will last long. Instructions Not Included remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,366 in more than 700 theaters. It could still expand further, given its per theater average. More...

Limited Releases Go to Hell

September 6th, 2013

As usual the weekend after Labor Day, it's a very busy week in limited release. Unfortunately, it is a case of quantity over quality. There are a couple of films earning good reviews: a foreign language film, Populaire, and a documentary, Red Obsession. It is unlikely either of them will find a large enough audience in limited release that they will be able to expand significantly. On the other hand, Awards Season is just around the corner, so fans of limited releases won't have to wait long before they will be flooded with options. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/06 23 $659,912   412 $1,602   $659,912 3
2013/09/13 33 $241,597 -63% 412 $586   $1,071,060 10
2013/09/20 45 $96,442 -60% 184 $524   $1,261,354 17
2013/09/27 58 $17,020 -82% 47 $362   $1,311,235 24
2013/10/04 88 $3,097 -82% 9 $344   $1,326,059 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/06 - $285,797   412 $694   $285,797 1
2013/09/07 - $225,002 -21% 412 $546   $510,799 2
2013/09/08 - $149,113 -34% 412 $362   $659,912 3
2013/09/09 - $41,560 -72% 412 $101   $701,472 4
2013/09/10 - $51,043 +23% 412 $124   $752,515 5
2013/09/11 - $40,374 -21% 412 $98   $792,889 6
2013/09/12 - $36,574 -9% 412 $89   $829,463 7
2013/09/13 - $84,469 +131% 412 $205   $913,932 8
2013/09/14 - $97,803 +16% 412 $237   $1,011,735 9
2013/09/15 - $59,325 -39% 412 $144   $1,071,060 10
2013/09/16 - $22,623 -62% 412 $55   $1,093,683 11
2013/09/17 - $25,726 +14% 412 $62   $1,119,409 12
2013/09/18 - $21,609 -16% 412 $52   $1,141,018 13
2013/09/19 - $23,894 +11% 412 $58   $1,164,912 14
2013/09/20 - $31,693 +33% 184 $172   $1,196,605 15
2013/09/21 - $43,826 +38% 184 $238   $1,240,431 16
2013/09/22 - $20,923 -52% 184 $114   $1,261,354 17
2013/09/23 - $7,939 -62% 184 $43   $1,269,293 18
2013/09/24 - $8,798 +11% 184 $48   $1,278,091 19
2013/09/25 - $7,682 -13% 184 $42   $1,285,773 20
2013/09/26 - $8,442 +10% 184 $46   $1,294,215 21
2013/09/27 - $5,295 -37% 47 $113   $1,299,510 22
2013/09/28 - $7,678 +45% 47 $163   $1,307,188 23
2013/09/29 - $4,047 -47% 47 $86   $1,311,235 24
2013/09/30 - $1,818 -55% 47 $39   $1,313,053 25
2013/10/01 - $4,635 +155% 47 $99   $1,317,688 26
2013/10/02 - $1,806 -61% 47 $38   $1,319,494 27
2013/10/03 - $3,468 +92% 47 $74   $1,322,962 28
2013/10/04 - $1,324 -62% 9 $147   $1,324,286 29
2013/10/05 - $1,183 -11% 9 $131   $1,325,469 30
2013/10/06 - $590 -50% 9 $66   $1,326,059 31
2013/10/07 - $367 -38% 9 $41   $1,326,426 32
2013/10/08 - $375 +2% 9 $42   $1,326,801 33
2013/10/09 - $348 -7% 9 $39   $1,327,149 34
2013/10/10 - $692 +99% 9 $77   $1,327,841 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/06 24 $829,463   412 $2,013   $829,463 7
2013/09/13 33 $335,449 -60% 412 $814   $1,164,912 14
2013/09/20 43 $129,303 -61% 184 $703   $1,294,215 21
2013/09/27 55 $28,747 -78% 47 $612   $1,322,962 28
2013/10/04 80 $4,879 -83% 9 $542   $1,327,841 35

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