We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,738,692Details
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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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 9th, 2011 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Oscilloscope Pictures
January 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
Video Release: May 29th, 2012 by Oscilloscope Video
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violence and behavior, some sexuality and language
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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 29th, 2012

It likely won't be a strong week on the home market. There's only one prime release, True Blood on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. It is an excellent show and the Blu-ray is a clear contender for Pick of the Week, but as a TV on DVD release, I doubt it will sell as many units as the average first-run theatrical release sells. The biggest first run release is Man on a Ledge, but it did so poorly in theaters that I doubt it will have a real impact on the home market. True Blood isn't the only contender for Pick of the Week. Goon's Blu-ray Combo Pack is on that list. The price of the Combo Pack dropped since my review went online and at $15, it is the Pick of the Week, or should I say Puck of the Week. Also of note, Degrassi: Season 11, Part 1 - Buy from Amazon would also be a contender for Pick of the Week, but the full season set will likely be significantly cheaper on a price-per-minute basis. More...

Per Theater Chart: Pina Dances to the Top

There were only three films this past weekend to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater average, and none of them were new releases. Pina finally expanded playing in ten theaters, while it climbed to the top of the per theater average with $13,667. It should hit its first major milestone soon. A Separation doubled its theater count and saw its per theater average grow to $12,986. It too should reach its first milestone sooner rather than later. The final member of the $10,000 club was We Need to Talk About Kevin with an average of $10,530 in seven theaters. The best new release of the week was Crazy Horse with $7,963 in its lone theater. However, it was a Wednesday release and if you include its first two days of release, it earned $12,336. If it were a Friday release, it likely would have reached the $10,000 market. More...

Per Theater Chart: We Need to Talk About Holdovers

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...

MLK 3-Day Estimates: Contraband Steals the Weekend

With Beauty and the Beast disappointing slightly over the 3-day MLK frame, Contraband will take first place by a fairly comfortable margin, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The action movie is set to pick up about $24.1 million, per Universal, while Disney pegs Beast's Friday-Sunday total at $18.5 million. Joyful Noise will bring in a solid, if slightly disappointing, $11.3 million for Warner Bros.. More...

Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece. More...

Awards Season: SAG Spreads the Love

The SAG nominations were handed out this week, and while The Help led the way with four nods, it wasn't the only film that earned multiple nominations. More...

Per Theater Chart: Tailor Made for Success

Three new releases were able to reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, while there were three holdovers that were able to join them. Leading the way was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with an outstanding average of $77,641 in four theaters. Young Adult opened with nearly the same total, but was playing in eight theaters giving it an average of $38,783. We Need to Talk About Kevin earned $24,587 in one theater during its Oscar qualifying run. A Dangerous Method spent its third weekend in the $10,000 club with an average of $19,234 in four theaters. However, it has seen in per theater average cut by more than half since its opening, and it has yet to expand. The Artist has also seen its per theater average fall, but it expanded its theater count to sixteen this past weekend and still earned an average of $18,460. It is already an art house success and will soon start earning some measure of mainstream success. Shame more than doubled its theater count, but hung onto a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,496 in 21 theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Tinker, Tailor, Nominee, Winner?

It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning reviews that are strong enough to suggest they can thrive in limited release (Tomatometer Scores of 80% positive or more). There are even a few that have reviews that are strong enough to suggest they will be players during Awards Season. Of these, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy probably has the best shot at winning awards, but Young Adult likely has the best shot at mainstream success. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

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 40 $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

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Cast

Tilda Swinton    Eva
John C. Reilly    Franklin
Ezra Miller    Kevin

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Lynne Ramsay
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