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The Way (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,430,650Details
International Box Office $7,451,541Details
Worldwide Box Office $11,882,191
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,257,352 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $906,018 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,163,370
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The Way is a story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever changing and complicated world. Tom, an irascible American doctor, comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on, is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life". Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 7th, 2011 (Limited) by Producers Distribution Agency
International Releases: April 26th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
April 26th, 2012 (Wide) (New Zealand)
June 21st, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
June 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
July 5th, 2012 (Wide) (Argentina)
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Video Release: February 21st, 2012 by ARC Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements, drug use and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2145, 11/3/2010)
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Keywords: Health & Fitness, Writing and Writers, Relationships Gone Wrong, Road Trip, Death of a Son or Daughter, Religious, Relatives Playing Relatives
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Spain,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 972 $237 Mar 9, 2012 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 940 $1,314 Mar 2, 2012 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,119 $1,234 Feb 24, 2012 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,045 $3,932 Feb 17, 2012 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,074 $7,377 Feb 10, 2012 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,267 $7,557 Feb 3, 2012 122
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,429 $21,056 Jan 20, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,458 $33,401 Jan 13, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,454 $55,496 Jan 6, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,632 $56,830 Dec 30, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,326 $27,270 Dec 23, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,916 $79,295 Dec 16, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,825 $123,396 Dec 9, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,781 $178,076 Dec 2, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,995 $205,441 Nov 25, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,166 $275,281 Nov 18, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,581 $331,884 Nov 11, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,127 $360,713 Nov 4, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,766 $358,267 Oct 28, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,079 $506,522 Oct 21, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,874 $250,734 Oct 14, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,878 $110,418 Oct 7, 2011 3

Cast

   Tom
   Sarah
   Joost
   Jack
Emilio Estevez    Daniel

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Emilio Estevez
Producer    Emilio Estevez
Producer    David Alexanian
Cinematographer    Juanmi Azpiroz
Editor    Raul Davalos
Composer    Tyler Bates
Art Director    Victor Molero
Costume Designer    Tatiana Hernandez

Blu-ray Sales: Puss Rises Above Tower

March 7th, 2012

Like it did on the DVD Sales Chart, Puss in Boots opened on first place on the Blu-ray sales chart. It sold 571,000 units generating $15.99 million in sales, and that's just from Friday through Sunday. Its opening Blu-ray share was 40%, which is excellent for a kid's movie. More...

DVD Sales: Boots Snatches Top Spot

March 7th, 2012

Puss in Boots opened in top spot on the DVD Sales Chart despite coming out on Friday instead of Tuesday. Over the weekend, it sold 851,000 units generating $14.58 million in sales. As a point of comparison, Shrek Forever After sold about twice as many during its first week of release, but it was a Tuesday release and it came out during the heart of Christmas shopping season. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 21st, 2012

February 21st, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. The biggest hit coming out on Tuesday is Tower Heist, which struggled compared to expectations and its production budget. The rest of Tuesday's offerings include more wide releases that missed at the box office, some TV on DVD releases from cable networks, as well as a few limited releases of note. Fortunately, there is a film coming out on Friday that is picking up the slack. Puss in Boots also missed expectations at the box office, at least domestically. However, it earned more than $500 million worldwide, not to mention an Oscar nomination. It is also the easy choice for Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron is Worth Its Weight In Gold

January 4th, 2012

Iron Lady led a group of six films in the $10,000 earning a per theater average of $55,102. This is better than expected and shows the Oscar buzz for Meryl Streep is overcoming the middling overall reviews. Last week's winner, Pina, remained strong with an average of $23,874 in three theaters. I expect it will expand somewhat and earn a small measure of mainstream success. A Separation opened with an average of $19,827 in three theaters and with possible Oscar glory, it continues to do well. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has already earned a significant measure of mainstream success and with an average of $19,043 in 55 theaters this past weekend, it had its best weekend yet. It did cost $21 million to make, so it will need to continue to do well for quite some time before it makes profitability likely. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close's first full weekend went well earning an average of $18,463 in three theaters. It has a shot at expanding wide in a couple weeks, assuming it holds on relatively well over the next couple weeks. The final film in the $10,000 club was Pariah, which earned an average of $12,145 in four theaters. It earned just over $100,000 from Wednesday through Monday. More...

Per Theater Chart: Ascent of The Descendants

November 23rd, 2011

There were only two films that were able to crack the $10,000 club this weekend, but they were both huge hits. The Descendants opened with more than $1 million in 29 theaters, for an average of $41,038. Add in the film's reviews and its Awards Season buzz and there's little doubt that the film will expand wide. Speaking of wide, the only other film in the $10,000 club was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The overall box office leader took in $138 million in 4,061 theaters, for an average of $34,012. More...

Weekend Estimates: Immortals Easily Wins Three-Way Race

November 13th, 2011

Relativity will enjoy a relatively comfortable win at the box office this weekend, based on Sunday estimates. 3D fantasy action movie Immortals is set to earn about $32 million, according to their Sunday estimate, and will comfortably beat fellow-opener Jack and Jill. The Adam Sandler comedy is projected to earn $26 million, which makes it essentially tied with Puss in Boots. The animated adventure will be down just 22% this weekend and has passed $100 million at the box office in its third weekend. More...

Per Theater Chart Still Feeling Crazy

November 8th, 2011

Like last week, Like Crazy was the only film to reach the $10,000 on the per theater chart. It expanded from four to sixteen theaters, while its per theater average remained strong at $16,657. The only new release that came close to $10,000 was The Other F Word and it was well back with an average of $6,643 in two theaters. More...

Martha Marcy May Marlene Makes the Most on Per Theater Chart

October 25th, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene was one of five films to top $10,000 on the per theater chart leading the way with $34,413. Combining the film's opening with its reviews and it suggests serious potential for expansion. Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey opened with $22,963 in its lone theater, which is surprisingly strong. The overall box office leader, Paranormal Activity 3, was next with $15,829. Last week's winner on the per theater chart, The Skin I Live In, remained strong with an average of $11,771 in 21 theaters. Further expansion is likely, as it is earning some measure of mainstream success, but its bizarre subject matter will prevent it from truly escaping the art house circuit. Margin Call was a surprise entrant in the $10,000 club, as it was playing in 56 theaters, which is a lot for a limited release. Its opening weekend average of $10,034 and excellent reviews suggests some potential to expand, while reaching $1 million should happen sometime during the upcoming weekend. More...

Per Theater Chart Goes Through Hell

October 12th, 2011

There were no films that reached the $10,000 mark on this week's per theater chart. The film that came closest was Real Steel with an average of $7,942, which is good for a wide release, but disappointing for the top film on the per theater chart. The best limited release was Munger Road with an average of $5,675 during its second week of release. This is excellent for the genre and bodes well for its home market run. As for the best new limited release, that was Hell and Back Again with just $3,413 in its lone theater. It's hard to put a good spin on that result. More...

Weekend Estimates: Real Steel Wins Opening Bout

October 9th, 2011

This weekend is turning out almost precisely as predicted in our Friday preview, with Real Steel cruising to a comfortable with with an estimated $27.3 million and Ides of March under-performing a bit with $10.4 million. Both movies seem to have found their intended audiences fairly successfully, but March was clearly hindered by mediocre reviews. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/07 32 $110,418   33 $3,346   $110,418 3
2011/10/14 21 $250,734 +127% 102 $2,458   $413,851 10
2011/10/21 21 $506,522 +102% 283 $1,790   $1,019,837 17
2011/10/28 20 $358,267 -29% 258 $1,389   $1,610,024 24
2011/11/04 20 $360,713 +1% 224 $1,610   $2,149,673 31
2011/11/11 23 $331,884 -8% 171 $1,941   $2,630,839 38
2011/11/18 23 $275,281 -17% 137 $2,009   $3,038,886 45
2011/11/25 28 $205,441 -25% 101 $2,034   $3,374,493 52
2011/12/02 26 $178,076 -13% 160 $1,113   $3,623,724 59
2011/12/09 29 $123,396 -31% 120 $1,028   $3,836,967 66
2011/12/16 34 $79,295 -36% 93 $853   $3,988,533 73
2011/12/23 43 $27,270 -66% 46 $593   $4,052,912 80
2011/12/30 45 $56,830 +108% 47 $1,209   $4,170,058 87
2012/01/06 47 $55,496 -2% 50 $1,110   $4,266,628 94
2012/01/13 49 $33,401 -40% 40 $835   $4,326,022 101
2012/01/20 55 $21,056 -37% 28 $752   $4,373,598 108
2012/02/03 65 $7,557   11 $687   $4,405,147 122
2012/02/10 72 $7,377 -2% 7 $1,054   $4,244,339 129
2012/02/17 79 $3,932 -47% 5 $786   $4,422,691 136
2012/02/24 96 $1,234 -69% 2 $617   $4,426,005 143
2012/03/02 96 $1,314 +6% 2 $657   $4,429,933 150
2012/03/09 110 $237 -82% 1 $237   $4,430,650 157

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/17 - $21,812   102 $214   $435,663 11
2011/10/18 - $25,335 +16% 102 $248   $460,998 12
2011/10/19 - $26,042 +3% 102 $255   $487,040 13
2011/10/20 - $26,311 +1% 102 $258   $513,351 14
2011/10/24 - $53,993   283 $191   $1,063,830 18
2011/10/25 - $61,822 +15% 283 $218   $1,125,652 19
2011/10/26 - $56,145 -9% 283 $198   $1,181,797 20
2011/10/27 - $59,960 +7% 283 $212   $1,251,757 21
2011/10/31 - $45,373   258 $176   $1,644,397 25
2011/11/01 - $43,739 -4% 258 $170   $1,688,136 26
2011/11/02 - $42,709 -2% 258 $166   $1,730,845 27
2011/11/03 - $47,115 +10% 258 $183   $1,788,960 28
2011/11/07 - $30,586   224 $137   $2,180,259 32
2011/11/08 - $39,996 +31% 224 $179   $2,220,255 33
2011/11/09 - $36,008 -10% 224 $161   $2,256,263 34
2011/11/10 - $42,692 +19% 224 $191   $2,298,955 35
2011/11/14 - $29,873   171 $175   $2,660,712 39
2011/11/15 - $34,493 +15% 171 $202   $2,695,205 40
2011/11/16 - $34,610 n/c 171 $202   $2,729,815 41
2011/11/17 - $33,790 -2% 171 $198   $2,763,605 42
2011/11/21 - $30,550   137 $223   $3,069,436 46
2011/11/22 - $36,939 +21% 137 $270   $3,106,372 47
2011/11/23 - $33,662 -9% 101 $333   $3,140,034 48
2011/11/24 - $29,018 -14% 101 $287   $3,169,052 49
2011/11/28 - $16,954   101 $168   $3,391,447 53
2011/11/29 - $18,690 +10% 101 $185   $3,410,137 54
2011/11/30 - $18,205 -3% 101 $180   $3,428,387 55
2011/12/01 - $17,261 -5% 101 $171   $3,445,648 56
2011/12/05 - $19,390   160 $121   $3,643,114 60
2011/12/06 - $26,131 +35% 160 $163   $3,669,245 61
2011/12/07 - $22,432 -14% 160 $140   $3,691,677 62
2011/12/08 - $21,894 -2% 160 $137   $3,713,571 63
2011/12/12 - $14,257   120 $119   $3,850,866 67
2011/12/13 - $17,619 +24% 120 $147   $3,868,587 68
2011/12/14 - $16,679 -5% 120 $139   $3,870,254 69
2011/12/15 - $17,027 +2% 120 $142   $3,909,403 70
2011/12/19 - $10,830   93 $116   $3,999,363 74
2011/12/20 - $12,612 +16% 93 $136   $4,011,975 75
2011/12/21 - $13,020 +3% 93 $140   $4,024,995 76
2011/12/23 - $9,675   46 $210   $4,035,317 78
2011/12/24 - $6,300 -35% 46 $137   $4,041,617 79
2011/12/25 - $11,295 +79% 46 $246   $4,052,912 80
2011/12/26 - $19,035 +69% 46 $414   $4,071,947 81
2011/12/27 - $14,400 -24% 46 $313   $4,086,347 82
2011/12/28 - $14,760 +2% 46 $321   $4,101,107 83
2011/12/29 - $16,695 +13% 46 $363   $4,117,802 84
2011/12/30 - $17,024 +2% 47 $362   $4,134,826 85
2011/12/31 - $19,377 +14% 47 $412   $4,154,203 86
2012/01/01 - $20,429 +5% 47 $435   $4,170,058 87
2012/01/02 - $17,350 -15% 47 $369   $4,187,408 88
2012/01/03 - $8,036 -54% 47 $171   $4,195,444 89
2012/01/04 - $7,160 -11% 47 $152   $4,202,604 90
2012/01/05 - $8,528 +19% 47 $181   $4,211,132 91
2012/01/06 - $14,535 +70% 50 $291   $4,225,667 92
2012/01/07 - $25,391 +75% 50 $508   $4,251,058 93
2012/01/08 - $15,570 -39% 50 $311   $4,266,628 94
2012/01/16 - $5,519   40 $138   $4,331,541 102

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/07 33 $163,117   33 $4,943   $163,117 7
2011/10/14 22 $350,234 +115% 102 $3,434   $513,351 14
2011/10/21 21 $738,442 +111% 283 $2,609   $1,251,757 21
2011/10/28 19 $537,203 -27% 258 $2,082   $1,788,960 28
2011/11/04 19 $509,995 -5% 224 $2,277   $2,298,955 35
2011/11/11 23 $464,650 -9% 171 $2,717   $2,763,605 42
2011/11/18 27 $405,540 -13% 137 $2,960   $3,169,052 49
2011/11/25 28 $276,551 -32% 101 $2,738   $3,445,648 56
2011/12/02 25 $267,923 -3% 160 $1,675   $3,713,571 63
2011/12/09 29 $195,832 -27% 120 $1,632   $3,909,403 70
2011/12/16 38 $116,404 -41% 93 $1,252   $4,025,642 77
2011/12/23 44 $87,586 -25% 46 $1,904   $4,113,228 84
2011/12/30 44 $97,904 +12% 47 $2,083   $4,211,132 91
2012/01/06 46 $81,489 -17% 50 $1,630   $4,292,621 98
2012/01/13 47 $59,921 -26% 40 $1,498   $4,352,542 105
2012/01/20 56 $30,828 -49% 28 $1,101   $4,383,370 112
2012/02/03 65 $11,995   11 $1,090   $4,416,962 126
2012/02/10 42 $181,797 +1,416% 7 $25,971   $4,418,759 133
2012/02/17 80 $6,012 -97% 5 $1,202   $4,424,771 140
2012/02/24 83 $3,848 -36% 2 $1,924   $4,428,619 147
2012/03/02 95 $1,794 -53% 2 $897   $4,430,413 154

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 7/5/2012 $0 0 3 8 $77,870 12/11/2015
Australia 4/26/2012 $0 0 57 549 $2,263,757 12/11/2015
Austria 7/13/2012 $44,722 18 24 109 $245,222 12/11/2015
Colombia 9/21/2012 $9,241 5 6 19 $50,566 12/12/2015
Ecuador 10/5/2012 $14,238 14 14 56 $37,789 12/12/2015
Germany 6/21/2012 $136,615 106 121 1195 $1,436,517 12/11/2015
Italy 6/27/2012 $0 0 11 20 $122,929 12/11/2015
New Zealand 4/26/2012 $0 0 25 165 $201,371 12/10/2015
Uruguay 9/14/2012 $1,679 1 1 5 $12,307 12/12/2015
Venezuela 10/5/2012 $1,940 1 1 1 $31,149 12/12/2015
 
Rest of World $2,972,064
 
International Total$7,451,541 12/12/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/26/20121353,761 53,761$671,475$671,4751
3/4/20122720,423-62% 74,184$306,141$977,6162

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