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Upstream Color (2013)

Upstream Color poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $444,098Details
International Box Office $140,783
Worldwide Box Office $584,881
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
84% - Certified Fresh
70% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 5th, 2013 (Limited) by erbp Film
Video Release: May 7th, 2013 by erbp
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Parasite, Narcotics, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Romance, Avant Garde
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: erbp
Production Countries: United States


Andrew Sensenig    Sampler
Thiago Martins    Thief
Kathy Carruth    Orchid Mother
Meredith Burke    Orchid Daughter

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Shane Carruth
Producer    Casey Gooden
Producer    Ben Leclair
Co-Producer    Meredith Burke
Director of Photography    Shane Carruth
Production Designer    Thomas Walker
Editor    David Lowery
Composer    Shane Carruth
Producer    Shane Carruth

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 7th, 2013

May 7th, 2013

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Weekend Estimates: 42 Hits Home Run

April 14th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

April 9th, 2013

The buzz certainly helped Trance, as it earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $32,786 in four theaters. This is not quite as good as Danny Boyle's previous two limited releases, but if it doesn't reach at least one major milestone, I would be shocked. Upstream Color rode the best reviews of the week to second place with $28,649 in its lone theater. The Company You Keep was right behind with an average of $26,344 in five theaters. Mixed reviews will likely hold down its potential to expand. The Place Beyond the Pines was the only holdover to reach the $10,000 mark. It expanded to 30 theaters, but still managed an impressive average of $23,446. More...

Limited Releases: Are Any Limited Releases Worth Keeping?

April 5th, 2013

As usual, there is an eclectic mix of limited releases, including some that have earned some advance buzz, like Trance and The Company You Keep, which should help them at the box office. The best reviewed film of the week is Upstream Color, but it is probably too weird to thrive outside of the art house circuit. It might be too weird to thrive within the art house circuit. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 56 $28,649   1 $28,649   $28,649 3
2013/04/12 40 $71,220 +149% 11 $6,475   $109,951 10
2013/04/19 40 $69,260 -3% 30 $2,309   $211,396 17
2013/04/26 43 $48,530 -30% 43 $1,129   $293,586 24
2013/05/03 52 $32,180 -34% 32 $1,006   $352,376 31
2013/05/10 53 $25,580 -21% 18 $1,421   $401,157 38
2013/05/17 78 $6,520 -75% 11 $593   $415,067 45

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