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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,738,692Details
International Box Office $9,026,591Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,765,283
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Synopsis

Based on the novel of the same name, We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and her evil son as Eva's own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
76% - Certified Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 9th, 2011 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Oscilloscope Pictures
January 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
International Releases: January 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Brazil)
March 1st, 2012 (Wide) (New Zealand)
April 5th, 2012 (Wide) (Argentina)
April 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Denmark)
April 20th, 2012 (Wide) (Finland)
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Video Release: May 29th, 2012 by Oscilloscope Video
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violence and behavior, some sexuality and language
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: Non-Chronological, Mental Illness, Domestic Abuse, Epilogue, Spree Killer, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Footprint Investments, Piccadilly Pictures, LypSync Productions, Artina Films, Rockinghorse Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 602 $2,576 May 18, 2012 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 593 $5,303 May 11, 2012 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 701 $5,542 May 4, 2012 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 664 $13,568 Apr 27, 2012 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 650 $25,948 Apr 20, 2012 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 683 $40,480 Apr 13, 2012 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 656 $66,907 Apr 6, 2012 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 796 $67,401 Mar 30, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 798 $96,538 Mar 23, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 940 $100,109 Mar 16, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 838 $156,799 Mar 9, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,078 $132,595 Mar 2, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,141 $37,540 Feb 24, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,988 $71,232 Feb 17, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,174 $83,816 Feb 10, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,708 $65,529 Feb 3, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,030 $70,250 Jan 27, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,436 $73,710 Jan 20, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,446 $42,245 Jan 13, 2012 38
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,731 $24,587 Dec 9, 2011 3

Cast

   Eva
John C. Reilly    Franklin
   Kevin

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Lynne Ramsay
Executive Producer    Lynne Ramsay
Screenwriter    Rory Stewart Kinnear
Director of Photography    Seamus McGarvey
Producer    Luc Roeg
Producer    Jennifer Fox
Robert Salerno    Bob Salerno
Editor    Joe Bini
Composer    Jonny Greenwood
Production Designer    Judy Becker
Costume Designer    Catherine George

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January 18th, 2012

It was a busy week on the per theater chart with five films in the $10,000 club; however, all but one of those films were holdovers. Leading the way was We Need to Talk About Kevin, which returned to theaters after its week-long Oscar qualification run. It earned an average of $21,123 in two theaters. Pina doubled its theater count, but remained strong in second place with an average of $20,740 in six theaters. Even if it doesn't expand significantly, it will reach some major milestones. Despite mixed reviews, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is earning very strong legs. This past weekend it dipped just 8% while earning an average of $15,172 in six theaters. It expands wide on Friday and it should do quite well. The only new release of the week to reach the $10,000 club was Sophomore, which opened with an estimated $13,000 in its lone theater. Finally, we get to A Separation, which earned an average of $11,977 in six theaters. Hopefully it will expand to take advantage of is success thus far. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/09 53 $24,587   1 $24,587   $24,587 3
2012/01/13 45 $42,245   2 $21,123   $81,542 38
2012/01/20 41 $73,710 +74% 7 $10,530   $184,731 45
2012/01/27 41 $70,250 -5% 10 $7,025   $287,173 52
2012/02/03 40 $65,529 -7% 13 $5,041   $382,587 59
2012/02/10 44 $83,816 +28% 16 $5,239   $496,670 66
2012/02/17 48 $71,232 -15% 16 $4,452   $604,821 73
2012/02/24 61 $37,540 -47% 16 $2,346   $671,867 80
2012/03/02 34 $132,595 +253% 40 $3,315   $818,315 87
2012/03/09 32 $156,799 +18% 60 $2,613   $1,035,665 94
2012/03/16 38 $100,109 -36% 65 $1,540   $1,202,296 101
2012/03/23 40 $96,538 -4% 80 $1,207   $1,348,901 108
2012/03/30 44 $67,401 -30% 67 $1,006   $1,462,677 115
2012/04/06 36 $66,907 -1% 65 $1,029   $1,563,249 122
2012/04/13 50 $40,480 -39% 55 $736   $1,638,439 129
2012/04/20 59 $25,948 -36% 41 $633   $1,682,189 136
2012/04/27 75 $13,568 -48% 29 $468   $1,708,380 143
2012/05/04 81 $5,542 -59% 14 $396   $1,724,046 150
2012/05/11 81 $5,303 -4% 10 $530   $1,731,696 157
2012/05/18 81 $2,576 -51% 6 $429   $1,738,692 164

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/09 50 $39,297   1 $39,297   $39,297 7
2012/01/13 43 $71,724   2 $35,862   $111,021 42
2012/01/20 40 $105,902 +48% 7 $15,129   $216,923 49
2012/01/27 39 $100,135 -5% 10 $10,014   $317,058 56
2012/02/03 40 $95,796 -4% 13 $7,369   $412,854 63
2012/02/10 45 $120,735 +26% 16 $7,546   $533,589 70
2012/02/17 51 $100,738 -17% 16 $6,296   $634,327 77
2012/02/24 58 $51,393 -49% 16 $3,212   $685,720 84
2012/03/02 31 $193,146 +276% 40 $4,829   $878,866 91
2012/03/09 34 $223,321 +16% 60 $3,722   $1,102,187 98
2012/03/16 37 $150,176 -33% 65 $2,310   $1,252,363 105
2012/03/23 39 $142,913 -5% 80 $1,786   $1,395,276 112
2012/03/30 43 $101,066 -29% 80 $1,263   $1,496,342 119
2012/04/06 43 $101,617 +1% 65 $1,563   $1,597,959 126
2012/04/13 52 $58,282 -43% 55 $1,060   $1,656,241 133
2012/04/20 61 $38,571 -34% 41 $941   $1,694,812 140
2012/04/27 66 $23,692 -39% 29 $817   $1,718,504 147
2012/05/04 79 $7,889 -67% 14 $564   $1,726,393 154
2012/05/11 74 $9,723 +23% 10 $972   $1,736,116 161
2012/05/18 75 $2,576 -74% 6 $429   $1,738,692 168

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 4/5/2012 $0 0 3 6 $39,427 12/10/2015
Austria 10/5/2012 $4,146 4 4 10 $13,235 12/12/2015
Brazil 1/27/2012 $0 0 4 4 $267,703 12/10/2015
Colombia 7/20/2012 $11,668 9 9 17 $34,766 12/11/2015
Denmark 4/12/2012 $0 0 54 190 $622,050 12/10/2015
Finland 4/20/2012 $0 0 12 27 $170,825 12/10/2015
Germany 8/16/2012 $18,839 22 24 70 $92,287 12/11/2015
New Zealand 3/1/2012 $0 0 12 26 $209,848 12/10/2015
Peru 6/21/2012 $5,521 7 7 10 $9,334 12/10/2015
Portugal 5/3/2012 $0 0 6 7 $24,825 12/10/2015
Uruguay 5/18/2012 $1,269 1 1 3 $3,299 12/10/2015
Venezuela 4/12/2013 $753 8488 8488 8492 $32,709 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $7,506,283
 
International Total$9,026,591 12/14/2015

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