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The Winding Stream (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,249Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $28,036 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $28,036
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The Winding Stream is a story about the family at the heart of American roots music—The Carters and Cashes. Starting with the Original Carter Family—A.P., Sara and Maybelle—the film traces the trio’s early musical success, the transformation of the act into The Carter Sisters, June Carter’s marriage to legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day Carter family to keep the music alive. Part history, part performance, part family saga, the film illuminates the Carter’s musical and cultural contributions and features a who’s who of Americana music including Johnny Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more. Includes a compelling appearance by Johnny Cash in one of his last interviews.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
100% - Fresh
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 16th, 2015 (Limited) by Argot Pictures, released as The Winding Steam
Video Release: May 17th, 2016 by Virgil Films and Entertainment, released as The Winding Steam
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Music Industry, Musicians, Singers, Country and Western Music
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Argot Pictures, Beth Harrington Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,167 $5,277 Apr 22, 2016 131
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,429 $518 Jan 29, 2016 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,823 $863 Jan 22, 2016 40
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,405 $3,311 Jan 8, 2016 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,505 $2,013 Jan 1, 2016 19
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,859 $3,660 Dec 18, 2015 5


Johnny Cash    Himself
Sheryl Crow    Herself
Mike Seeger    Himself
Rhiannon Giddens    Herself
Hubby Jenkins    Himself
Grey DiLisle    Herself
George Jones    Himself
John Prine    Himself
Joe Ely    Himself
Jeff Hannah    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Beth Harrington
Producer    Amy Harrington
Producer    Nancy Harrington
Executive Producer    David Vernier
Executive Producer    Christine Vernier
Sound Designer    Michael Gandsey
Director of Photography    Tom Shrider
Editor    Greg Snider
Music Supervisor    Maryam Soleiman

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/18 58 $3,660   3 $1,220   $5,588 5
2016/01/01 68 $2,013   1 $2,013   $9,566 19
2016/01/08 71 $3,311 +64% 1 $3,311   $16,408 26
2016/01/22 75 $863   1 $863   $18,389 40
2016/01/29 78 $518 -40% 1 $518   $19,808 47
2016/04/22 73 $5,277   3 $1,759   $28,766 131

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/11 80 $1,928   1 $1,928   $1,928 2
2015/12/18 59 $5,625 +192% 3 $1,875   $7,553 9
2016/01/01 65 $5,544   1 $5,544   $13,097 23
2016/01/08 70 $4,429 -20% 1 $4,429   $17,526 30
2016/01/22 77 $1,764   1 $1,764   $19,290 44
2016/01/29 85 $786 -55% 1 $786   $20,076 51
2016/02/05 72 $3,413 +334% 2 $1,707   $23,489 58
2016/04/22 77 $7,760   3 $2,587   $31,249 135

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