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The Young Messiah (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,469,813Details
International Box Office $843,884Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,313,697
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $844,983 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $660,878 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,505,861
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

The story of seven year old Jesus Christ and His family as they come to a fuller understanding of His divine nature and purpose

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,800,000
Domestic Releases: March 11th, 2016 (Wide) by Focus Features
International Releases: March 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Portugal)
March 11th, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Croatia)
March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Iraq)
March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Lebanon)
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Video Release: June 14th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2394, 10/7/2015)
Running Time: 111 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Risen
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Keywords: Religious, Faith-Based, Coming of Age
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Focus Features, Ocean Blue Entertainment, 1492 Pictures, CJ Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,425 $12,341 Apr 15, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,202 $8,241 Apr 8, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,789 $31,840 Apr 1, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,573 $274,236 Mar 25, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,133 $1,089,234 Mar 18, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,553 $3,294,876 Mar 11, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,538 1,761 Mar 11, 2016 3

Cast

   Jesus
Sara Lazzard    Mary
Vincent Walsh    Joseph
Clive Russell    Weer
Sean Bean    Severus
Christian McKay    Cleopas
Finn McLeod Ireland    James
Agni Scott    Miriam
Lois Ellington    Salome
Jane Lapotaire    Old Sarah
Dune Medros    Riba
Rory Keenan    The Demon
Jonathan Bailey    Herod
David Bradley    Old Rabbi (Nazareth)
David Burke    The Blind Rabbi
Jacopo Alaimo    Eleazer
Dorotea Mercuri    Eleazer's Mother
Jarreth Merz    Eleazer's Father
Gabriele Dentoni    Teenage Boy
Douglas Dean    Physician
Christopher Jones    Teacher
Matt Patresi    Cynical Stranger
Matteo Carlomagno    Ambusher
Giselda Volodi    Female Soothsayer
Lydia Muijen    Bald Soothsayer
Iaon Gunn    Wizened Soothsayer
Niccolo Senni    Tall Pilgrim
Gian Piero Rotoli    Pilgrim #2
Giorgio Antonini    Assailant
Lee Boardman    Roman Squad Leader
Giulio Cristini    Roman Private
Paul Ireland    Optio
Michele Bevilacqua    Shepherd #1
Harold Bradley    Shepherd #2
Francesco DeVito    Shepherd #3
Simone Spinazze    Impoverished Pilgrim
Silvia De Santis    Harried Woman
Andrea Scarduzio    Dove Seller
Francesco Carnelutti    Old Friend
Isabelle Adriani    Seleni
Ben Oduwole    Wise Man #1
Terence Nadesan    Wise Man #2
Marco Iannone    Wise Man #3
Niccolo Alaimo    Shepherd's Boy
Gabrielle Chiararo    Crying Mother #1
Paola Lavini    Crying Mother #2
Pierluigi Pasino    Dove Seller Helper

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Cyrus Nowrasteh
Screenwriter    Betsy Nowrasteh
Based on the novel 'Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt' by    Anne Rice
Producer    Chris Columbus
Producer    Mark Radcliffe
Producer    Michael Barnathan
Producer    Tracy K Price
Producer    Mark W Shaw
Executive Producer    Enzo Sisti
Executive Producer    William V. Andrew
Executive Producer    Mark Burton
Executive Producer    Miky Lee
Executive Producer    Jeong Tae-Sung
Executive Producer    Ashok Amritraj
Executive Producer    Andrew Spaulding
Executive Producer    Richard Sandfer
Director of Photography    Joel Ransom
Production Designer    Francesco Frigeri
Editor    Geoffrey Rowland
Editor    Paul Seydor
Composer    John Debney
Co-Producer    Sang H Cho
Co-Producer    Guy Inzalaco
Co-Producer    Richard Lee
Co-Producer    Steven Nam
Costume Designer    Stefano De Nardis
Casting Director    Suzanne M. Smith
Associate Producer    Karen Swallow
Unit Production Manager    Vito Colazzo
First Assistant Director    Luca Lachin
Line Producer    Enzo Sisti
Supervising Art Director    Domenico Sica
Script Supervisor    Rachel Griffiths
Post-Production Supervisor    James K. Jensen
First Assistant Editor    Steve Sahagun
Sound Mixer    Marco Fiumara
Set Decorator    Francesco Frigeri
Special Effects Supervisor    Renato Agostini
Costume Supervisor    Simona Sciannamanico
Visual Effects Supervisor    Raymond McIntyre
Re-recording Mixer    Aaron Levy
Re-recording Mixer    Ethan Beigel
Sound Effects Editor    Daniel Pagan
Sound Effects Editor    Ryan Collins
Dialogue Editor    Todd Niesen
Dialogue Editor    Sarah Payan
Sound Designer    David Barnaby
Music Editor    Jim Harrison
Music Editor    Jeff Carson
Stunt Coordinator    Franco Salamon

Home Market Releases for June 14th, 2016

June 14th, 2016

Hello, My Name is Doris

It is a much slower week than it was last time. In fact, the only two reviews this week were for releases that came out last week. That doesn't mean we don't have any good releases and there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Of these, Hello, My Name is Doris is the one I'm most interested in buying and the Blu-ray, while not loaded with extras, is the Pick of the Week. I'm also giving an honorary Puck of the Week to Dark Matter: Season 1, which is a Canadian Sci-fi series.

(On a side note, Amazon's list of new releases is a mess with a bunch of Game of Thrones and Star Trek titles, most of which don't even have images. This made sorting through the new releases a lot harder.) More...

Thursday Night Previews: New Releases Start in the Black

April 1st, 2016

Meet the Blacks

God's Not Dead 2 started its box office run with $400,000 during its Thursday previews. This is a little lower than Risen ($425,000) and The Young Messiah ($475,000), but faith-based films are unpredictable enough that we can't use this result to make any clear predictions going forward. Perhaps predictions were a little generous and $11 million is more likely. We will know by this time tomorrow. More...

Weekend Estimates: Batman v Superman hits March record $170 milion

March 27th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman and Superman not only had to fight each other this weekend, but also mediocre reviews. They have come through in some style, however, posting a record for March of $170.1 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning estimate. Our model has the film coming a little below that mark, at $165 million or so, which might mean it won’t quite top Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II’s $169 million, which is currently the studio’s best ever weekend. But the fact that we’re comparing the movie to the Harry Potter franchise is nothing but good news for them. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Zootopia Leads the Way with $37.16 million, while The Divergent Series Collapses

March 22nd, 2016

Zootopia

At the beginning of the month, it was widely accepted that The Divergent Series: Allegiant would open in first place. However, two things happened to prevent that. Firstly, Zootopia not only opened faster, but its legs were much longer. Secondly, Allegiant failed to match even lowered expectations. This left Zootopia with an easy first place win over the weekend. However, it wasn't the only pleasant surprise, as Miracles from Heaven opened faster than expected. The overall box office slipped 3.3% from last weekend to $131 million. It was also 0.3% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 is still ahead of 2015 by an 8.4% margin at $2.33 billion to $2.15 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Zootopia Doubles The Competition with $51.34 Million

March 15th, 2016

Zootopia

The weekend box office was mostly positive with both Zootopia and 10 Cloverfield Lane finishing on the very high end of expectations over the weekend. On the other hand, the less said about the other new wide releases the better. Overall, the box office fell from last weekend, down 17% to $135 million, but that's not a bad decline after Zootopia's monster opening. Compared to last year, the box office was up 2.5%, which isn't a great improvement, but any win now increases the chances 2016 will remain competitive with 2015 when we reach the point that Furious 7, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Jurassic World opened last year. Speaking of the year-over-year comparison, 2016's lead over 2015 slipped to 8.7% at $2.15 billion to $1.98 billion. That is still an impressive lead and one that will hopefully grow by the end of the month. More...

Weekend Estimates: Zootopia Romps to $50 Million Second Weekend

March 13th, 2016

Zootopia

Zootopia is headed to another big win at the box office this weekend, with a modest 33% decline from last weekend keeping it well ahead of a pack of new releases. Its $50 million gross this time around takes it to $142.6 million in total domestically. With $288.7 million in the bank internationally, including over $100 million in China by the end of the weekend, Disney looks to have struck gold again. A sequel, theme park tie-ins and merchandizing seem likely, although Disney has so much of that going on already, what with Star Wars, Marvel, its Princess lines, and Pixar, that this might actually be more of a niche for them. (A half-billion-dollar-and-counting niche. Nice work if you can get it.) More...

Thursday Night Previews: Cloverfield gets Lucky During Its Previews

March 11th, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane had the best results during its Thursday previews with $1.8 million in 2,500 theaters. This is the same as Insidious: Chapter 3 managed last year during its previews. That film opened with $22.69 million over the full weekend, which is a good target for 10 Cloverfield Lane to aim for. With amazing reviews, $25 million is within reach. We will know more tomorrow when we get Friday's estimates. More...

Weekend Predictions: Clover Will Need Lots of Luck to Win Box Office Race

March 10th, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane

There are four widish releases coming out this week, but only two of them are opening truly wide, while only one of them has any real box office power. That film is 10 Cloverfield Lane, which is the pseudo-sequel to Cloverfield. Very few people think it will match its predecessor, but it should open in a solid second place. That leaves Zootopia in the perfect spot to repeat on the top of the box office chart. This weekend last year, Cinderella led the way with $67.88 million. This is more than any one single film will make this year. However, the second biggest hit of last year was Run All Night at barely more than $11 million and no other film earned substantially more than $6 million. Perhaps the depth from 2016 will help it win in the year-over-year comparison. I'm not overly bullish that will happen, but we can't rule it out either. More...

2016 Preview: March

March 1st, 2016

Zootopia

It's March 1st, which is not only the beginning of the month, but also Super Tuesday. If you are not American and don't pay attention to American politics, Super Tuesday is sort of like the Oscar night of the primary season. I was going to write about my predictions, but it looks like the race is about to be over. On the Republicans side, if Trump gets more than 50% of the delegates, then he has won. It will be too late to stop him. If he gets less than 40%, then it becomes a real race again. If the polling is correct, then he will get closer to 50% than 40%. On the Democratic side, Sanders needs at least 45% of the delegates, or it is over for him. Anything less than that and Hillary Clinton will have too big a lead to overcome. If the South Carolina result is an indicator, Hillary Clinton could get two-thirds of the delegates awarded tonight.

As for the box office, February was amazing, thanks to Deadpool's record-breaking opening and better than expected legs. The month ended with 2016 being nearly 4% higher than 2015's pace. Additionally, there are some big releases coming out this month with both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looking to get more than $200 million, while Allegiant should hit $100 million. Last March, there were also three films that earned more than $100 million, but only one $200 million hit, Cinderella. It should be a really close race between 2016 and 2015. 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
2016/03/11 7 $3,294,876   1,761 $1,871   $3,294,876 3
2016/03/18 13 $1,089,234 -67% 1,769 $616   $5,401,589 10
2016/03/25 18 $274,236 -75% 874 $314   $6,257,221 17
2016/04/01 51 $31,840 -88% 152 $209   $6,419,054 24
2016/04/08 62 $8,241 -74% 41 $201   $6,446,088 31
2016/04/15 60 $12,341 +50% 55 $224   $6,462,576 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/11 6 $1,388,013   1,761 $788   $1,388,013 1
2016/03/12 9 $1,096,516 -21% 1,761 $623   $2,484,529 2
2016/03/13 8 $810,347 -26% 1,761 $460   $3,294,876 3
2016/03/14 9 $256,452 -68% 1,761 $146   $3,551,328 4
2016/03/15 7 $381,484 +49% 1,761 $217   $3,932,812 5
2016/03/16 12 $199,882 -48% 1,761 $114   $4,132,694 6
2016/03/17 10 $179,661 -10% 1,761 $102   $4,312,355 7
2016/03/18 13 $290,314 +62% 1,769 $164   $4,602,669 8
2016/03/19 14 $436,540 +50% 1,769 $247   $5,039,209 9
2016/03/20 11 $362,380 -17% 1,769 $205   $5,401,589 10
2016/03/21 11 $134,563 -63% 1,769 $76   $5,536,152 11
2016/03/22 10 $189,343 +41% 1,769 $107   $5,725,495 12
2016/03/23 11 $146,578 -23% 1,769 $83   $5,872,073 13
2016/03/24 13 $110,912 -24% 1,769 $63   $5,982,985 14
2016/03/25 - $83,146 -25% 874 $95   $6,066,131 15
2016/03/26 - $107,761 +30% 874 $123   $6,173,892 16
2016/03/27 - $83,329 -23% 874 $95   $6,257,221 17
2016/03/28 - $36,921 -56% 874 $42   $6,294,142 18
2016/03/29 - $34,338 -7% 874 $39   $6,328,480 19
2016/03/30 - $28,610 -17% 874 $33   $6,357,090 20
2016/03/31 - $30,124 +5% 874 $34   $6,387,214 21
2016/04/01 - $9,932 -67% 152 $65   $6,397,146 22
2016/04/02 - $12,230 +23% 152 $80   $6,409,376 23
2016/04/03 - $9,678 -21% 152 $64   $6,419,054 24
2016/04/04 - $5,019 -48% 152 $33   $6,424,073 25
2016/04/05 - $5,407 +8% 152 $36   $6,429,480 26
2016/04/06 - $4,542 -16% 152 $30   $6,434,022 27
2016/04/07 - $3,825 -16% 152 $25   $6,437,847 28
2016/04/08 - $2,039 -47% 41 $50   $6,439,886 29
2016/04/09 - $3,070 +51% 41 $75   $6,442,956 30
2016/04/10 - $3,132 +2% 41 $76   $6,446,088 31
2016/04/11 - $959 -69% 41 $23   $6,447,047 32
2016/04/12 - $1,332 +39% 41 $32   $6,448,379 33
2016/04/13 - $1,021 -23% 41 $25   $6,449,400 34
2016/04/14 - $835 -18% 41 $20   $6,450,235 35
2016/04/15 - $3,244 +289% 55 $59   $6,453,479 36
2016/04/16 - $4,981 +54% 55 $91   $6,458,460 37
2016/04/17 - $4,116 -17% 55 $75   $6,462,576 38
2016/04/18 - $1,670 -59% 55 $30   $6,464,246 39
2016/04/19 - $2,011 +20% 55 $37   $6,466,257 40
2016/04/20 - $1,682 -16% 55 $31   $6,467,939 41
2016/04/21 - $1,874 +11% 55 $34   $6,469,813 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/11 8 $4,312,355   1,761 $2,449   $4,312,355 7
2016/03/18 12 $1,670,630 -61% 1,769 $944   $5,982,985 14
2016/03/25 19 $404,229 -76% 874 $463   $6,387,214 21
2016/04/01 50 $50,633 -87% 152 $333   $6,437,847 28
2016/04/08 66 $12,388 -76% 41 $302   $6,450,235 35
2016/04/15 62 $19,578 +58% 55 $356   $6,469,813 42

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Brazil 3/24/2016 $106,001 205 205 250 $146,939 6/9/2016
Croatia 3/17/2016 $1,594 9 11 20 $4,523 4/5/2016
Iraq 3/17/2016 $393 1 1 1 $393 3/22/2016
Lebanon 3/17/2016 $0 0 2 3 $10,358 4/5/2016
Mexico 3/11/2016 $335,731 0 301 301 $390,268 6/9/2016
Portugal 3/10/2016 $8,855 16 16 45 $29,202 6/9/2016
Singapore 3/24/2016 $21,443 7 10 23 $37,923 6/9/2016
Taiwan 3/25/2016 $0 0 10 18 $66,548 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $157,730
 
International Total$843,884 6/9/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/19/20161818,257 18,257$310,917$310,9171

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/19/20161512,716 12,716$254,192$254,1921

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