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When the Bough Breaks (2016)

When the Bough Breaks
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $29,747,603Details
International Box Office $881,904Details
Worldwide Box Office $30,629,507
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

John and Laura Taylor are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna, the perfect woman to be their surrogate — but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in Anna's deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it's too late.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
6% - Rotten
Audience
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2016 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: September 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Aruba)
September 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Curacao)
September 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Jamaica)
September 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Trinidad)
September 15th, 2016 (Wide) (Lebanon)
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Video Release: December 13th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, sexuality/partial nudity, thematic elements, some disturbing images, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2422 (Cert #49740), 4/27/2016)
Running Time: 107 minutes
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Keywords: African-American, Unconventional Pregnancies, Obsessive Love
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Screen Gems, Unique Features
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,268 $19,776 Nov 11, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,164 $41,253 Nov 4, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,520 $10,140 Oct 28, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,890 $12,945 Oct 21, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,562 $128,694 Oct 14, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,976 $443,687 Oct 7, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,774 $1,200,166 Sep 30, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,560 $2,515,605 Sep 23, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,996 $5,483,126 Sep 16, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,267 $14,202,323 Sep 9, 2016 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 91 $14,202,323 Sep 9, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,903 2,246 Sep 9, 2016 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,957 $6,097,688 Sep 10, 2016 2
Biggest September Day at the Domestic Box Office 160 $6,097,688 Sep 10, 2016 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,730 $5,234,279 Sep 9, 2016 1

Cast

   John Taylor
   Laura Taylor
   Anna Walsh
Romany Malco    Todd Decker
Michael K. Williams    Roland White
Theo Rossi    Mike Mitchell
Glenn Morshower    Martin Cooper
Gigi Erneta    Dr. Grace Park
Tom Nowicki    Peter Kaye
Denise Gossett    Carol
Janee Michelle    John's Mother
Carrie Lazar    Yoga Instructor
Ariadne Joseph    Nurse
Matt Mitchell    Security Guard
Maurice Johnson    Security Guard
John Folse    Himself
John Boutte    Charity Singer
Ted Ferguson    Judge Paulson
Steve Terada    Young Researcher
Brett Baker    Police Officer
Jonathan Arthur    Police Officer
Greg Rementer    Police Officer
Edwin Compass    Party Guest

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Bob Shaye
Producer    Michael Lynne
Screenwriter    Jack Olsen
Executive Producer    Dylan Sellers
Executive Producer    Glenn S. Gainor
Executive Producer    Morris Chestnut
Director of Photography    David Moxness
Production Designer    Chris Cornwell
Editor    Scott Powell
Composer    John Frizzell
Costume Designer    Olivia Miles
Co-Producer    Valerie Bleth Sharp
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Geisler
Special Make-up Effects    Gary Tunnicliffe
Unit Production Manager    Glenn S. Gainor
First Assistant Director    Mark Anthony Little
Assistant Director    George R Bott
Production Supervisor    Sean Gowrie
Associate Producer    Brian Dukes
Art Director    Charlie Campbell
Set Decorator    Teresa Visinare
Script Supervisor    Jody Blose
Costume Supervisor    Steffany Bernstein-Pratt
Make up    Vonda Morris
Make up    Kellie Robinson
Special Make-up Effects    Gary J. Tunnicliffe
Hairstylist    Melissa Forney
Hairstylist    Justi Embree
Sound Mixer    Dick Hansen
Special Effects Coordinator    Ken Clark
Location Manager    Brian O'Neill
Set Designer    Dave Kelsey
Assistant Editor    Bart Rachmil
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Pederson
Re-recording Mixer    Steven Ticknor
Supervising Sound Editor    Steven Ticknor
Sound Effects Editor    Daniel Pagan
Sound Effects Editor    Jamie Hardt
Dialogue/ADR Editor    Robert C. Jackson
Music Editor    Brian Richards
Music Editor    Derek Syverud
Score Recordist    Peter Fuchs
Score Mixer    Schuyler Johnson
Visual Effects Producer    Raoul Yorke Bolognini
Stunt Coordinator    Lance Gilbert

Weekend Predictions: Baby vs. Witch

September 15th, 2016

Bridget Jones’s Baby

There are three wide releases this week, plus another that could sneak into the top ten. Two of the three new releases, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, are expected to do well. On the other hand, Snowden is only going to reach the top five due to the lack of competition. Meanwhile, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise is a faith-based concert film. It could reach the top five, or it could miss the Mendoza Line. There’s no way to predict its box office potential. Despite the number of new releases, Sully is expected to remain in top spot thanks to its reviews and target demographic. This weekend last year, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials led the way with just over $30 million. It is likely no film will make that this year, while the depth is a mixed bag, so it looks like 2016 will lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Sully Saves the Box Office with $35.03 million

September 13th, 2016

Sully

Four films opened wide or semi-wide over the weekend, but only one of them, Sully, did well at the box office. It earned more than double its nearest competition, When the Bough Breaks, at $35.03 million to $14.20 million. The other two new releases bombed. Overall, the box office was flat, up 1.1% from last weekend to $101 million. This was also flat when compared to last year, down just 1.7%. Since this weekend was so close to last weekend, it should come as no surprise that the year-over-year comparison hardly moved. This time last week, 2016 was ahead of 2016 by just over 6.7%, while this week its lead is just under 6.8% at $8.10 billion to $7.58 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Sully Executes Safe Landing with $35.5 Million

September 11th, 2016

Sully

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Weekend Predictions: The Real Work Begins

September 8th, 2016

Morgan

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is often the worst weekend of the year. However, this year there two films opening wide that have a real shot at $20 million or more. Sully is Oscar-bait, but it is opening a little too early for that role and its reviews are a little below where they need to be. When the Bough Breaks is a thriller aimed at African-Americans and this time of year has become the perfect time to release such a film. Those two films should earn $50 million combined. Unfortunately, there are two other films coming out this week. The Wild Life is a third-tier animated film, while The Disappointments Room isn’t even opening truly wide. There’s a chance neither of them will reach the top five. The Disappointments Room likely won’t reach the top ten. This weekend last year, the top two films were The Perfect Guy and The Visit, which combined earned just over $50 million at the box office. It should be a really close race in the year-over-year competition. More...

Contest: Don’t Sully Your Reputation

September 1st, 2016

Sully

There may be as many as four wide releases coming out next week; however, the weekend will be a two-horse race between Sully and When the Bough Breaks. Sully should have no trouble being the biggest hit overall, but When the Bough Breaks is a thriller and those films tend to open a lot faster, but collapse quickly. Because of that, it has a chance at earning first place during its opening weekend. In these cases, I flip a coin to decide which film should be the target film and Sully is the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Sully.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top. 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
2016/09/09 2 $14,202,323   2,246 $6,323   $14,202,323 3
2016/09/16 6 $5,483,126 -61% 2,246 $2,441   $22,655,858 10
2016/09/23 9 $2,515,605 -54% 1,444 $1,742   $26,628,954 17
2016/09/30 13 $1,200,166 -52% 901 $1,332   $28,514,082 24
2016/10/07 18 $443,687 -63% 460 $965   $29,309,567 31
2016/10/14 31 $128,694 -71% 183 $703   $29,594,036 38
2016/10/21 69 $12,945 -90% 38 $341   $29,644,720 45
2016/10/28 64 $10,140 -22% 32 $317   $29,658,880 52
2016/11/04 43 $41,253 +307% 87 $474   $29,703,843 59
2016/11/11 52 $19,776 -52% 55 $360   $29,740,655 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/09 2 $5,234,279   2,246 $2,330   $5,234,279 1
2016/09/10 2 $6,097,688 +16% 2,246 $2,715   $11,331,967 2
2016/09/11 2 $2,870,356 -53% 2,246 $1,278   $14,202,323 3
2016/09/12 2 $806,368 -72% 2,246 $359   $15,008,691 4
2016/09/13 2 $993,253 +23% 2,246 $442   $16,001,944 5
2016/09/14 3 $608,219 -39% 2,246 $271   $16,610,163 6
2016/09/15 3 $562,569 -8% 2,246 $250   $17,172,732 7
2016/09/16 6 $1,632,316 +190% 2,246 $727   $18,805,048 8
2016/09/17 5 $2,621,447 +61% 2,246 $1,167   $21,426,495 9
2016/09/18 7 $1,229,363 -53% 2,246 $547   $22,655,858 10
2016/09/19 6 $372,358 -70% 2,246 $166   $23,028,216 11
2016/09/20 6 $489,862 +32% 2,246 $218   $23,518,078 12
2016/09/21 6 $305,085 -38% 2,246 $136   $23,823,163 13
2016/09/22 6 $290,186 -5% 2,246 $129   $24,113,349 14
2016/09/23 9 $720,946 +148% 1,444 $499   $24,834,295 15
2016/09/24 9 $1,231,448 +71% 1,444 $853   $26,065,743 16
2016/09/25 9 $563,211 -54% 1,444 $390   $26,628,954 17
2016/09/26 9 $172,942 -69% 1,444 $120   $26,801,896 18
2016/09/27 9 $222,607 +29% 1,444 $154   $27,024,503 19
2016/09/28 9 $150,218 -33% 1,444 $104   $27,174,721 20
2016/09/29 9 $139,195 -7% 1,444 $96   $27,313,916 21
2016/09/30 14 $329,595 +137% 901 $366   $27,643,511 22
2016/10/01 13 $588,999 +79% 901 $654   $28,232,510 23
2016/10/02 13 $281,572 -52% 901 $313   $28,514,082 24
2016/10/03 13 $103,260 -63% 901 $115   $28,617,342 25
2016/10/04 13 $108,447 +5% 901 $120   $28,725,789 26
2016/10/05 13 $76,005 -30% 901 $84   $28,801,794 27
2016/10/06 14 $64,086 -16% 901 $71   $28,865,880 28
2016/10/07 - $122,040 +90% 460 $265   $28,987,920 29
2016/10/08 - $207,571 +70% 460 $451   $29,195,491 30
2016/10/09 - $114,076 -45% 460 $248   $29,309,567 31
2016/10/10 - $58,232 -49% 460 $127   $29,367,799 32
2016/10/11 - $40,309 -31% 460 $88   $29,408,108 33
2016/10/12 - $32,892 -18% 460 $72   $29,441,000 34
2016/10/13 - $24,342 -26% 460 $53   $29,465,342 35
2016/10/14 - $33,316 +37% 183 $182   $29,498,658 36
2016/10/15 - $68,151 +105% 183 $372   $29,566,809 37
2016/10/16 - $27,227 -60% 183 $149   $29,594,036 38
2016/10/17 - $10,670 -61% 183 $58   $29,604,706 39
2016/10/18 - $11,338 +6% 183 $62   $29,616,044 40
2016/10/19 - $8,984 -21% 183 $49   $29,625,028 41
2016/10/20 - $6,747 -25% 183 $37   $29,631,775 42
2016/10/21 - $3,651 -46% 38 $96   $29,635,426 43
2016/10/22 - $6,124 +68% 38 $161   $29,641,550 44
2016/10/23 - $3,170 -48% 38 $83   $29,644,720 45
2016/10/24 - $985 -69% 38 $26   $29,645,705 46
2016/10/25 - $1,206 +22% 38 $32   $29,646,911 47
2016/10/26 - $875 -27% 38 $23   $29,647,786 48
2016/10/27 - $954 +9% 38 $25   $29,648,740 49
2016/10/28 - $2,424 +154% 32 $76   $29,651,164 50
2016/10/29 - $4,587 +89% 32 $143   $29,655,751 51
2016/10/30 - $3,129 -32% 32 $98   $29,658,880 52
2016/10/31 - $781 -75% 32 $24   $29,659,661 53
2016/11/01 - $1,168 +50% 32 $37   $29,660,829 54
2016/11/02 - $869 -26% 32 $27   $29,661,698 55
2016/11/03 - $892 +3% 32 $28   $29,662,590 56
2016/11/04 - $10,526 +1,080% 87 $121   $29,673,116 57
2016/11/05 - $19,277 +83% 87 $222   $29,692,393 58
2016/11/06 - $11,450 -41% 87 $132   $29,703,843 59
2016/11/07 - $4,085 -64% 87 $47   $29,707,928 60
2016/11/08 - $4,727 +16% 87 $54   $29,712,655 61
2016/11/09 - $3,574 -24% 87 $41   $29,716,229 62
2016/11/10 - $4,650 +30% 87 $53   $29,720,879 63
2016/11/11 - $5,959 +28% 55 $108   $29,726,838 64
2016/11/12 - $9,203 +54% 55 $167   $29,736,041 65
2016/11/13 - $4,614 -50% 55 $84   $29,740,655 66
2016/11/14 - $1,688 -63% 55 $31   $29,742,343 67
2016/11/15 - $1,903 +13% 55 $35   $29,744,246 68
2016/11/16 - $1,647 -13% 55 $30   $29,745,893 69
2016/11/17 - $1,710 +4% 55 $31   $29,747,603 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/09 2 $17,172,732   2,246 $7,646   $17,172,732 7
2016/09/16 6 $6,940,617 -60% 2,246 $3,090   $24,113,349 14
2016/09/23 9 $3,200,567 -54% 1,444 $2,216   $27,313,916 21
2016/09/30 13 $1,551,964 -52% 901 $1,722   $28,865,880 28
2016/10/07 18 $599,462 -61% 460 $1,303   $29,465,342 35
2016/10/14 32 $166,433 -72% 183 $909   $29,631,775 42
2016/10/21 74 $16,965 -90% 38 $446   $29,648,740 49
2016/10/28 63 $13,850 -18% 32 $433   $29,662,590 56
2016/11/04 44 $58,289 +321% 87 $670   $29,720,879 63
2016/11/11 54 $26,724 -54% 55 $486   $29,747,603 70

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Aruba 9/8/2016 $0 0 3 9 $19,569 10/11/2016
Curacao 9/8/2016 $0 0 4 14 $49,298 10/18/2016
Denmark 9/22/2016 $735 1 1 2 $1,404 10/4/2016
Ghana 9/16/2016 $0 0 2 8 $17,758 11/8/2016
Jamaica 9/14/2016 $25,552 5 5 18 $89,278 10/18/2016
Kenya 9/16/2016 $0 0 7 8 $8,470 10/4/2016
Lebanon 9/15/2016 $11,687 9 9 9 $11,687 9/20/2016
Nigeria 9/16/2016 $19,032 27 27 84 $92,649 11/1/2016
South Africa 11/4/2016 $0 0 45 133 $326,161 11/29/2016
Suriname 9/15/2016 $5,038 1 1 6 $15,769 11/1/2016
Trinidad 9/14/2016 $67,429 14 14 52 $194,580 10/18/2016
United Arab Emirates 9/15/2016 $55,281 35 35 35 $55,281 9/20/2016
 
International Total$881,904 11/29/2016

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