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The Way Back (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,719,296Details
International Box Office $4,622,022Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,341,318
Further financial details...

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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Based on Slavomir Rawicz's memoir, The Way Back is a story of escape from a Siberian gulag and the subsequent 4000 mile walk to freedom in India.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
75% - Certified Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 29th, 2010 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Newmarket Films
January 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Newmarket Films
International Releases: July 6th, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
Video Release: April 22nd, 2011 by Image Entertainment/ThinkFilm
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2142, 10/13/2010)
Running Time: 133 minutes
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Keywords: Based on an UNTRUE Story, Escape, Road Trip
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Exclusive Media Group, National Geographic Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Production Countries: United Arab Emirates,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,642 $3,681 Mar 18, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,829 $5,720 Mar 11, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,614 $3,777 Mar 4, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,372 $13,275 Feb 25, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,803 $14,912 Feb 18, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,626 $39,078 Feb 11, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,066 $140,650 Feb 4, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,589 $523,600 Jan 28, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,466 $1,218,867 Jan 21, 2011 3

Cast

   Janusz
   Mr. Smith
   Valka
Alexandru Potocean    Tomasz
Sebastian Urzendowsky    Kazik
Gastaf Skarsgard    Voss
Dragos Bucur    Zoran
   Irena
Mark Strong    Khabarov

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Joni Levin
Producer    Peter Weir
Producer    Duncan Henderson
Producer    Nigel Sinclair
Executive Producer    Keith Clarke
Executive Producer    John Ptak
Executive Producer    Guy East
Executive Producer    Simon Oakes
Executive Producer    Tobin Armbrust
Executive Producer    Jake Eberts
Executive Producer    Edward Borgerding
Executive Producer    Mohamed Khalaf
Executive Producer    Adam Leipzig
Executive Producer    Scott Rudin
Executive Producer    Jonathan Schwartz
Co-Producer    Roee Sharon Peled
Co-Executive Producer    Alex Brunner
Director   
Screenwriter    Peter Weir
Story Creator    Slavomir Rawicz

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 19th, 2011

April 18th, 2011

This year's big Oscar winner, The King's Speech, is hitting the home market this week. It leads the way in terms of quality and is likely to be the best-selling new release. It's certainly the Pick of the Week, with neither the DVD nor the Blu-ray being a substantially better deal than the other. The only other real contender is the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, but that came out on Friday. More...

Per Theater Chart is Explosive

February 1st, 2011

There's was only one film able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart and that film was Kaboom, which made $13,714 in one theater. More...

Awards Season: Oscars Offer a Truly Regal Performance

January 25th, 2011

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, thus ending months of speculation. Along with a (very) few surprises, the list of nominees is mostly a case of Deja Vu. Leading the way, as it has so often this year, was The King's Speech, with 12 nominations, including six in seven of the most prestigious categories (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and the four acting categories). But it was far from the only multi-nominated film on the list. More...

Per Theater Chart: Cleaning House

January 25th, 2011

There's a bit of a controversy on the per theater chart with The Housemaid and Barney's Version in position to claim top spot. The latter made $143,000 in 16 theaters for an average of $8,938, in the United States. Adding it what it made in Canada, and it earned almost $500,000 in 77 theaters for an average of $6,217. That was a great weekend, but only third best on the chart. The winner was The Housemaid with an average of $8,335 in two theaters. This suggests it will be able to find more theaters willing to play it, but it is unlikely that it will expand significantly. More...

Weekend Estimates: No Strings Attached Tops with $20 Million

January 23rd, 2011

A decent $20.3 million estimated opening for No Strings Attached and some surprisingly good holds in the top four wasn't enough to halt 2011's early box office slump. Overall, the weekend's box office take looks like it will be about $35 million below last year's total, once more uncannily close to the haul of Avatar in the equivalent period. More...

Limited Releases Looking for the Way to the Top Ten

January 21st, 2011

There are a large number of limited releases this week, including a few that are opening in a large number of theaters. One might even sneak its way into the top ten, as The Way Back is opening in more than 600 theaters. It is also possible that we could have an Oscar winner on this week's list, as Incendies is on the short list of nine films up for Best Foreign Language Film. More...

2011 Preview: January

January 1st, 2011

Well, 2010 is over and while it started amazingly, it ended on a real down note. I'm not saying December was a disaster. ... Actually I am. There were only ten wide releases, and of those, eight missed expectations, some by very wide margins. Despite having a $200 million lead going into the month, 2010 still managed to lose out to 2009. The bad news continues in 2011, as Avatar made $300 million during January alone. With no strong holdovers to help power the box office, and only one or two potential solid hits among the new releases, 2011 will likely get off to a very weak start. More...

Limited Releases Looking for Last Chance for Oscars

December 31st, 2010

If you are interested in winning Oscars, this is the last chance for a theatrical release to qualify for the awards this year. So it comes as no surprise that there are a handful of Oscar hopefuls coming out this weekend. One of them, Blue Valentine, has already earned some success during Awards Season and it looks like that will translate into at least some success theatrically. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/21 15 $1,218,867   678 $1,798   $1,218,867 3
2011/01/28 24 $523,600 -57% 595 $880   $2,174,888 10
2011/02/04 32 $140,650 -73% 145 $970   $2,531,523 17
2011/02/11 43 $39,078 -72% 37 $1,056   $2,637,881 24
2011/02/18 58 $14,912 -62% 15 $994   $2,673,854 31
2011/02/25 58 $13,275 -11% 15 $885   $2,695,671 38
2011/03/04 90 $3,777 -72% 5 $755   $2,705,636 45
2011/03/11 80 $5,720 +51% 5 $1,144   $2,713,091 52
2011/03/18 93 $3,681 -36% 5 $736   $2,719,296 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/21 14 $389,538   678 $575   $389,538 1
2011/01/22 16 $574,705 +48% 678 $848   $964,243 2
2011/01/23 16 $254,625 -56% 678 $376   $1,218,867 3
2011/01/24 14 $109,316 -57% 678 $161   $1,328,183 4
2011/01/25 14 $124,343 +14% 678 $183   $1,452,526 5
2011/01/26 15 $96,495 -22% 678 $142   $1,549,021 6
2011/01/27 15 $102,267 +6% 678 $151   $1,651,288 7
2011/01/28 - $146,965 +44% 595 $247   $1,798,253 8
2011/01/29 - $229,670 +56% 595 $386   $2,027,923 9
2011/01/30 - $146,965 -36% 595 $247   $2,174,888 10
2011/01/31 21 $47,600 -68% 595 $80   $2,222,488 11
2011/02/01 18 $57,715 +21% 595 $97   $2,280,203 12
2011/02/02 19 $54,740 -5% 595 $92   $2,334,943 13
2011/02/03 20 $55,930 +2% 595 $94   $2,390,873 14
2011/02/04 - $44,805 -20% 145 $309   $2,435,678 15
2011/02/05 - $69,455 +55% 145 $479   $2,505,133 16
2011/02/06 - $26,390 -62% 145 $182   $2,531,523 17
2011/02/07 - $14,210 -46% 145 $98   $2,545,733 18
2011/02/08 - $17,835 +26% 145 $123   $2,563,568 19
2011/02/09 - $16,675 -7% 145 $115   $2,580,243 20
2011/02/10 - $18,560 +11% 145 $128   $2,598,803 21
2011/02/11 - $9,953 -46% 37 $269   $2,608,756 22
2011/02/12 - $17,982 +81% 37 $486   $2,626,738 23
2011/02/13 - $11,143 -38% 37 $301   $2,637,881 24
2011/02/14 - $5,772 -48% 37 $156   $2,643,653 25
2011/02/15 - $4,736 -18% 37 $128   $2,648,389 26
2011/02/16 - $4,855 +3% 37 $131   $2,653,244 27
2011/02/17 - $5,698 +17% 37 $154   $2,658,942 28
2011/02/21 54 $3,547   15 $236   $2,677,401 32

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/21 15 $1,651,288   678 $2,436   $1,651,288 7
2011/01/28 23 $739,588 -55% 595 $1,243   $2,390,873 14
2011/02/04 32 $207,930 -72% 145 $1,434   $2,598,803 21
2011/02/11 43 $60,139 -71% 37 $1,625   $2,658,942 28
2011/02/18 57 $23,454 -61% 15 $1,564   $2,682,396 35
2011/02/25 58 $19,463 -17% 15 $1,298   $2,701,859 42
2011/03/04 90 $5,512 -72% 5 $1,102   $2,707,371 49
2011/03/11 82 $8,244 +50% 5 $1,649   $2,715,615 56
2011/03/18 96 $5,524 -33% 5 $1,105   $120,858 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Italy 7/6/2012 $23,189 14 15 46 $132,306 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $4,489,716
 
International Total$4,622,022 12/11/2015

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