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A Walk in the Woods (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $29,499,394Details
International Box Office $5,726,433Details
Worldwide Box Office $35,225,827
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,129,322 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,077,225 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,206,547
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, and large and happy family, Bill Bryson challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law – sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, "adventure". Now they're about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
45% - Rotten
Audience
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 2nd, 2015 (Limited) by Broad Green Pictures
International Releases: August 13th, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
September 3rd, 2015 (Limited), released as Walk in the Woods, A (New Zealand)
September 10th, 2015 (Wide) (Greece)
September 18th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 25th, 2015 (Wide) (Slovenia)
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Video Release: December 29th, 2015 by Broad Green
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2379, 6/24/2015)
Running Time: 104 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Light Between Oceans
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Keywords: Writing and Writers, Autumn Years, Autobiographical, Appalachian Trail, Camping, Backpacking
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Route One, Union Investment Partners, Wildwood Enterprises
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,170 $20,976 Nov 27, 2015 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,265 $31,954 Nov 20, 2015 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,161 $60,012 Nov 13, 2015 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,872 $35,764 Nov 6, 2015 68
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,254 $58,810 Oct 23, 2015 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,396 $83,295 Oct 16, 2015 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,121 $198,484 Oct 9, 2015 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,967 $448,887 Oct 2, 2015 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,852 $1,107,264 Sep 25, 2015 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,329 $2,900,000 Sep 18, 2015 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,252 $4,743,520 Sep 11, 2015 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,110 $8,246,267 Sep 4, 2015 5
Widest Opening Weekend 2,303 1,960 Sep 4, 2015 5

Cast

   Bill Bryson
   Stephen Katz
Kristen Schaal    Mary Ellen
Nick Offerman    REI Dave
Mary Steenburgen    Jeannie
Emma Thompson    Catherine Bryson
Chrystee Pharris    Ticket Agent
Linds Edwards    Darren
Randall Newsome    TV Host
Hayley Lovitt    Donna
Derek Krantz    Young Hiker #1
Sandra Ellis Lafferty    Widow Deborah
Hayley Long    Hiker in Bunk House
John Kap    Bealuh's Husband
Fred Galle    News Anchor
Gaia Wise    Becca
Katie Groshong    Lesbian #1
Andrew Vogel    Young Hiker #2
Chandler Head    Granddaughter
R. Keith Harris    Sam Bryson
Susan McPhail    Beulah
John Schmedes    Gene
Valentin Almendarez    Funeral Guest
Alex Van    Peter
Danny Vinson    Georgia Cab Driver
Erick Wofford    Day Hiker
Valerie Payton    Waitress Rayette
Marcy Conway    Hiker in the Bunkhouse
Stephanie Astalos-Jones    Georgia Mountain Waitress
Walter Hendrix, III    Laundry Patron
Kevin Harrison    Southbound Hiker
Joel Rogers    Funeral Director
Bridget Gethins    Campground Jensine
Mimi Gould    Jeannie's Mother
Rowan Bousaid    Rental Agent

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Rick Kerb
Screenwriter    Bill Holderman
Based on the Book by    Bill Bryson
Producer    Robert Redford
Producer    Bill Holderman
Producer    Chip Diggins
Executive Producer    Jeremiah Samuels
Executive Producer    Jake Eberts
Executive Producer    Jay Stern
Executive Producer    Russell Levine
Executive Producer    Lee Jea-Woo
Director of Photography    John Bailey
Production Designer    Gae Buckley
Editor    Carol Littleton
Editor    Julie Garces
Costume Designer    Leigh Leverett
Composer    Nathan Larson
Music Supervisor    Sue Jacobs
Additional Music-Featuring Music by    Lord Huron
Casting Director    Mark Fincannon
Executive Producer    Jared Underwood
Executive Producer    Andrew C. Robinson
Co-Producer    Megan Hughes
Associate Producer    Erin Simms
Associate Producer    Min Young Hong
Unit Production Manager    Jeremiah Samuels
Assistant Director    Stephen P. Dunn
Assistant Director    Kristina Peterson
Production Supervisor    Damiana kamishin
Post-Production Supervisor    Paul A. Levin
Post-Production Supervisor    Ann Gray
Sound Mixer    Shirley Libby
Supervising Sound Editor    Ron Bochar
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bochar
Make up    Laine Trzinski
Sound Effects Editor    Geoffrey G. Rubay
Special Effects Coordinator    David Fletcher
Stunt Coordinator    Lonnie Smith, Jr.

Home Market Releases for December 29th, 2015

December 29th, 2015

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Perfect Opening for Visit and Guy

September 15th, 2015

The Visit

Both of the two true wide releases had amazing openings this past week. Or to be more specific, amazing openings for a September release. The Perfect Guy did earn first place, but by less than half a million dollars over The Visit. Both films opened substantially above expectations. Thanks to this, the overall box office rose significantly, both compared to last week and compared to last year. The total box office was $102 million, which is 13% higher than last week. It is also 13% higher than the same weekend last year. September is already looking really good. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled in $7.65 million putting it 5.3% ahead of last year's pace of $7.26 million. 2015 is nearly $400 million head of 2014's pace and there's not a lot of time for 2015 to blow that lead. It wouldn't be impossible, but it is getting more and more unlikely. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases have Perfect Openings?

September 10th, 2015

The Perfect Guy

There are two and a half wide releases coming out this week, led by The Perfect Guy. I think it will earn first place at the box office, but it isn't a sure thing. Up next is The Visit, which is the latest from M. Night Shyamalan. It has been a while since he had real drawing power at the box office. Finally there's 90 Minutes in Heaven, which is not expected to open truly wide, but wide enough to get into the top ten. This weekend last year was led by No Good Deed, which opened with $24.25 million. I don't think any new release will match that this year. There's a chance none of them will match Dolphin Tale 2. I'm cautiously optimistic that 2015 won't lose by a substantial amount, but if either of the two truly wide releases bomb, then the box office will be in real trouble. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases were Simply Resistible

September 9th, 2015

The Transporter Refueled

While first trying to come up with picture / title ideas for the weekend columns, I saw the image above and was reminded of "Simply Irresistible" by Robert Palmer. Ever since then, the song has been stuck in my head. It's been there for more than 48 hours now and I'm starting to think I will need medical help getting rid of it. The overall box office was more or less in line with Friday's expectations. A Walk in the Woods matched predictions (nearly) perfectly, while The Transporter Refueled was on the low end of expectations. Fortunately, War Room showed off strong legs leaping into first place. It was able to help the overall box office grow 3.5% to $90 million over the three-day weekend. This was 38% higher than the same weekend last year; however, this is due to a misalignment of holidays. Compared to last labor day, the box office was 18% lower. With that, the summer of 2015 is officially over and while records were broken, the overall box office was actually the second best on record, falling just short of 2013 at $4.48 billion to $4.75 billion. Year-to-date, 2015 has a 5.3% lead over 2014 at $7.53 billion to $7.15 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: War Room Stays Strong to Top Chart

September 6th, 2015

War Room

Summer, 2015 comes to a sedate finish this weekend, with The Transporter Refueled falling flat, and War Room moving to the top of the chart in its second weekend in release. The faith-based drama is expected to earn $9.3 million for the three-day portion of the weekend, comfortably clear of Straight Outta Compton’s $8.8 million in its fourth weekend. War Room will top the chart while playing in only 1,526 theaters, the fewest theaters for a number one film since the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour topped the chart from 683 theaters back in 2008 (see fewest theaters for number one movie since 2000). More...

Friday Estimates: Will Slow and Steady Win in the End?

September 5th, 2015

A Walk in the Woods

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Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Run Out of Gas?

September 4th, 2015

The Transporter Refueled

It's Labor Day long weekend, the weakest long weekend of the year. There are two films looking to grab spots in the top five, The Transporter Refueled and A Walk in the Woods. They will have to contend with Straight Outta Compton, but more importantly, they will have to compete with last chance outdoor activities. This weekend last year, the best new release was The Identical, which is one of the biggest bombs of all time. We won't have a repeat of that this year, so hopefully fall can start on a winning note. More...

2015 Preview: September

September 1st, 2015

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As September begins, the box office is in a slump. August was terrible and only Straight Outta Compton escaped with its dignity intact. Fortunately, we expected August to be terrible, so the box office isn't any lower than anticipated. As for September, there are two wide releases expected to earn more than $100 million, which is better than most years. Those two films are Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Hotel Transylvania 2, both sequels. There are four other films that could become midlevel hits, so we have good depth as well. By comparison, last September there were also two $100 million hits, The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. However, there were only two midlevel hits, so it appears this year has better depth. Frankly, 2015 has such a large lead over 2014 that all it needs to do is maintain pace for the rest of the year to be considered a success. If September can help 2015 grow its lead, then the overall industry should be very happy. 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
2015/09/04 3 $8,246,267   1,960 $4,207   $10,144,119 5
2015/09/11 4 $4,743,520 -42% 2,139 $2,218   $20,010,204 12
2015/09/18 7 $2,900,000 -39% 2,158 $1,344   $25,004,445 19
2015/09/25 11 $1,107,264 -62% 1,370 $808   $27,327,638 26
2015/10/02 15 $448,887 -59% 553 $812   $28,425,479 33
2015/10/09 27 $198,484 -56% 288 $689   $28,817,976 40
2015/10/16 33 $83,295 -58% 156 $534   $29,012,487 47
2015/10/23 39 $58,810 -29% 91 $646   $29,124,652 54
2015/11/06 48 $35,764   55 $650   $29,283,554 68
2015/11/13 43 $60,012 +68% 124 $484   $29,366,893 75
2015/11/20 44 $31,954 -47% 71 $450   $29,432,111 82
2015/11/27 46 $20,976 -34% 36 $583   $29,467,855 89

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/09/02 1 $1,169,000   1,849 $632   $1,169,000 1
2015/09/03 3 $807,852 -31% 1,849 $437   $1,897,852 2
2015/09/04 4 $2,193,000 +171% 1,849 $1,186   $4,090,852 3
2015/09/07 2 $2,662,565   1,960 $1,358   $12,806,684 6
2015/09/08 2 $950,000 -64% 1,960 $485   $13,756,684 7
2015/09/09 2 $760,000 -20% 1,960 $388   $14,516,684 8
2015/09/10 2 $750,000 -1% 1,960 $383   $15,266,684 9
2015/09/11 4 $1,460,000 +95% 2,139 $683   $16,726,684 10
2015/09/14 4 $460,000   2,139 $215   $20,460,445 13
2015/09/15 4 $700,000 +52% 2,139 $327   $21,160,445 14
2015/09/16 4 $545,000 -22% 2,139 $255   $21,705,445 15
2015/09/17 4 $399,000 -27% 2,139 $187   $22,059,516 16
2015/09/18 7 $879,802 +121% 2,158 $408   $22,939,318 17
2015/09/19 7 $1,219,031 +39% 2,158 $565   $24,158,349 18
2015/09/20 7 $709,884 -42% 2,158 $329   $24,868,233 19
2015/09/21 7 $285,000 -60% 2,158 $132   $25,153,233 20
2015/09/22 7 $425,000 +49% 2,158 $197   $25,578,233 21
2015/09/23 7 $332,000 -22% 2,158 $154   $25,910,233 22
2015/09/24 7 $307,000 -8% 2,158 $142   $26,220,374 23
2015/09/25 11 $348,535 +14% 1,370 $254   $26,568,909 24
2015/09/26 11 $476,806 +37% 1,370 $348   $27,045,715 25
2015/09/27 11 $281,923 -41% 1,370 $206   $27,327,638 26
2015/09/28 11 $130,000 -54% 1,370 $95   $27,457,638 27
2015/09/29 10 $210,000 +62% 1,370 $153   $27,667,638 28
2015/09/30 13 $165,000 -21% 1,370 $120   $27,832,638 29
2015/10/01 12 $113,955 -31% 1,370 $83   $27,946,593 30

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/28 20 $1,897,852   1,849 $1,026   $1,897,852 2
2015/09/04 2 $13,368,832 +604% 1,960 $6,821   $15,266,684 9
2015/09/11 4 $6,837,761 -49% 2,139 $3,197   $22,104,445 16
2015/09/18 7 $4,115,929 -40% 2,158 $1,907   $26,220,374 23
2015/09/25 11 $1,726,219 -58% 1,370 $1,260   $27,946,593 30
2015/10/02 13 $642,900 -63% 553 $1,163   $28,619,492 37
2015/10/09 25 $309,700 -52% 288 $1,075   $28,929,192 44
2015/10/16 35 $136,650 -56% 156 $876   $29,065,842 51
2015/10/23 38 $96,379 -29% 91 $1,059   $29,162,221 58
2015/10/30 41 $85,569 -11% 78 $1,097   $29,247,790 65
2015/11/06 46 $59,091 -31% 55 $1,074   $29,306,881 72
2015/11/13 42 $93,276 +58% 124 $752   $29,400,157 79
2015/11/20 46 $46,722 -50% 71 $658   $29,446,879 86
2015/11/27 46 $29,515 -37% 36 $820   $29,476,394 93
2015/12/04 59 $13,114 -56% 21 $624   $29,489,508 100
2015/12/11 58 $9,886 -25% 15 $659   $29,499,394 107

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 8/13/2015 $4,761 1 148 679 $1,401,115 12/1/2015
Austria 10/16/2015 $41,841 35 37 148 $163,782 6/9/2016
Belgium 3/2/2016 $11,004 12 12 25 $33,769 6/9/2016
France 1/13/2016 $127,156 92 92 92 $127,156 6/9/2016
Germany 10/15/2015 $257,168 111 131 842 $1,187,721 12/16/2015
Greece 9/10/2015 $40,522 11 18 29 $84,981 9/22/2015
Netherlands 12/17/2015 $16,020 27 27 27 $16,020 12/21/2015
New Zealand 9/3/2015 $87,762 64 74 341 $300,042 6/9/2016
Portugal 10/8/2015 $26,687 19 19 50 $63,277 11/10/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 10/22/2015 $0 0 1 1 $3,064 11/10/2015
Slovenia 9/25/2015 $3,775 4 4 36 $27,272 12/16/2015
Spain 12/11/2015 $152,151 55 58 191 $399,247 6/9/2016
Switzerland 11/19/2015 $108,612 42 42 102 $279,876 12/8/2015
Turkey 3/25/2016 $8,726 14 14 19 $15,013 4/5/2016
United Kingdom 9/18/2015 $392,735 194 238 667 $1,624,098 6/9/2016
 
International Total$5,726,433 6/9/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/3/20163111,962 111,962$1,451,028$1,451,0281
1/10/2016733,663-70% 145,625$436,272$1,887,3002

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/3/20161141,604 41,604$622,812$622,8121

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