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Adrift (2018)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $29,082,935Details
International Box Office $1,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $30,582,935
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The true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,728 $29,082,935
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,183 $1,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,577 $30,582,935

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 1st, 2018 (Wide) by STX Entertainment
International Releases: June 1st, 2018 (Wide), released as Дрейф (Bulgaria)
June 1st, 2018 (Wide) (Lithuania)
June 1st, 2018 (Wide) (Singapore)
June 1st, 2018 (Wide), released as Sürükleniş (Turkey)
June 15th, 2018 (Wide), released as À Deriva (Portugal)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for injury images, peril, language, brief drug use, partial nudity and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2526 (Cert #51589), 5/9/2018)
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, On a Boat, Extreme Weather, Disaster, Lost At Sea, 1980s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Lakeshore Entertainment, Ingenious Media, RVK, Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd, STX Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Tami Oldham
   Richard Sharp

Supporting Cast

Jeffrey Thomas    Peter Crompton
Elizabeth Hawthorne    Christine Crompton
Grace Palmer    Deb
Tami Ashcraft*    Herself
Marisiale Tunoka    Customs Agent
Kael Damlamian    Smiley
Lei-Ming Caine    Outrigger Girl
Neil Andrea    Crewman

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

David Branson Smith    Screenwriter
Jordan Kandell    Screenwriter
Aaron Kandell    Screenwriter
Susea McGearhart    Based on “Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea”
Tami Oldham Ashcraft*    Based on “Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea”
Shailene Woodley    Producer
Jordan Kandell    Producer
Aaron Kandell    Producer
Baltasar Kormakur    Producer
David Kosse    Executive Producer
Adam Fogelson    Executive Producer
Robert Simonds    Executive Producer
Felice Bee    Executive Producer
Wang Zhonglei    Executive Producer
Wang Zhongjun    Executive Producer
Eric Reid    Executive Producer
Gary Lucchesi    Executive Producer
Tom Rosenberg    Executive Producer
Stephen Fuss    Executive Producer
Andrea Scarso    Executive Producer
Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson    Executive Producer
Ralph Winter    Executive Producer
Robert Richardson    Director of Photography
Heimir Sverrisson    Production Designer
John Gilbert    Editor
Volker Bertelmann    Composer
Augie Davis    Supervising Stunt Coordinator
Eva Yang    Stunt Coordinator
Andy McLaren    Supervising Art Director
Simon Hall    Art Director
Samuel J. Storey    Art Director
Hulda Helgadóttir    Set Decorator
Hrafnhildur Hólmgeirsdóttir    Set Decorator
Kristin Witcombe    Script Supervisor
Monique Knight    Script Supervisor
Fred Enholmer    Sound Mixer
Dean Clarke    Special Effects Supervisor
Clayton Tikao    Location Manager
Amanda Neale    Costume Designer
Lucy McLay    Costume Supervisor
Rob Askew    Set Designer
Brendon Sweeney    Set Designer
Mark Harris    Post-Production Supervisor
Carly Turner    First Assistant Editor
Sven Taits    Dialogue Editor
Sven Taits    Re-recording Mixer
Niv Adiri    Re-recording Mixer
Dayo James    Sound Effects Editor
Nick Freemantle    Sound Effects Editor
Rob Malone    Sound Effects Editor
Adam Armitage    Sound Effects Editor
Jemma Riley-Tolch    Foley Mixer
Gavin Round    Visual Effects Producer
Gerard McCann    Music Editor
Viktor Orri Arnason    Additional Music
Samuel J. Brown    Executive in Charge of Production
Caroline Garrett    Visual Effects Executive Producer
Tracey Gibbons    Visual Effects Producer
Sara Bennett    Visual Effects Supervisor
Chris Hutchinson    Animation Supervisor
Will Cohen    Visual Effects Executive Producer
Clare Norman    Visual Effects Executive Producer
Natalie Reid    Visual Effects Producer
Guy Botham    Visual Effects Executive Producer
Rebecca West    Visual Effects Producer
Jiwoong Kim    Visual Effects Supervisor
Matthias Bjarnason    Character CG Supervisor
Benjamin Bohn    Visual Effects Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ocean’s 8 has Franchise Best Opening with $41.61 million

June 12th, 2018

Ocean’s 8

The weekend was very kind to Ocean’s 8, as it opened with $41.61 million. This is not only the top result this weekend, it is the best opening weekend in the franchise. Hereditary also opened on the high end of expectations, leaving just Hotel Artemis as the only disappointment of the weekend. Overall, the box office rose 13% from last weekend to $120 million. More importantly, this was 17% lower than the same weekend last year. That said, it could have been worse and 2018 still has a 5.1% / $250 million lead over 2017 at $5.11 billion to $4.86 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Ocean’s 8 Looks to Steal Top Spot

June 7th, 2018

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8 leads a trio of new releases this week and it might be the only one to reach the top five. It is certainly the only one competing for first place. Hereditary is earning amazing reviews, but it is an art house horror movie and those tend to struggle at the box office. Finally there’s Hotel Artemis, which is earning the quietest buzz of the three releases. Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool 2 should remain strong helping the overall box office. However, while this year’s new releases are better than last year’s new releases, with Wonder Woman’s sophomore stint, 2018 is going to suffer another loss. Next week will be better. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Is Far from Wonderful

June 4th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The overall weekend went about as well as expected. Unfortunately, that’s not good news. Solo: A Star Wars Story fell about as much as the average sophomore blockbuster film falls during a post-holiday weekend, earning first place with $29.40 million, while Deadpool 2 was the only other film to earn more than $20 million, landing in second with $23.18 million. The biggest new release of the week was Adrift with $11.60 million. The overall box office fell 42% from last weekend to just $106 million. To put this into perspective, this weekend last year, Wonder Woman opened with $103 million. That one movie made almost as much as the entire box office made this year. The year-over-year decline was 43%. Fortunately, 2018 is still ahead of 2017 by a sizable amount at 6.8% or $310 million at $4.94 billion to $4.63 billion and in a couple of weeks, 2018 should start winning again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Estimates: Solo and Deadpool put New Releases In their Place

June 3rd, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

We predicted Solo: A Star Wars Story would earn about $30 million during its second weekend of release and it earned $29.3 million over the weekend. I’m calling that a victory. It did fall 65%, but this is a standard decline for a tentpole release after a holiday weekend. The film has $148.89 million after 10 days of release and is on pace to top $200 million domestically. Internationally it has $115.3 million, including $30.3 million this past weekend. It doesn’t open in Japan until the end of June, but once it does, it should reach $400 million worldwide. Had the film not needed extensive reshoots, this would have been enough to break even, eventually. More...

Friday Estimates: Solo Remains Tops, Adrift Floats, Action Sinks

June 2nd, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

As expected, Solo: A Star Wars Story earned top spot on Friday with $8.15 million. We predicted it would earn about $30 million and it looks like that’s the case, although it’s on track for the lower end of that range, with a $29 million sophomore stint. If it recovers next weekend, then it will remain on pace for $200 million domestically. However, getting to that milestone is more about saving face than breaking even at this point. Even if the film’s reviews help it become a hit on the home market, it’s not going to break even any time soon. Fortunately, The Last Jedi made enough profits that Disney will still be happy with the overall results of the franchise. Plus there’s always merchandising, something the Star Wars films helped perfect. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Adrift is Not Lost Yet - Update

June 1st, 2018


Adrift started its box office run with $725,000, which is a little above expectations. It’s not enough to think it will climb into second place over the weekend, but if it can open above $15 million, then it will have a real shot at breaking even early in its home market run. Its reviews are 67% positive, which is nothing special, but it certainly won’t hurt its legs. If the audiences react similarly, then $15 million is a real possibility. More...

2018 Preview: June

June 1st, 2018

Incredibles 2

This May was an odd month, as Avengers: Infinity War opened on the last weekend of April, rather than the first weekend of May. This meant May started out slowly, but Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story did well enough to give 2018 a healthy lead over 2017. Looking forward, there are two potential monster hits this month, Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and another $100 million hit, Ocean’s 8. Last June, there were four $100 million hits, led by Wonder Woman, which pulled in over $400 million. I think 2018 and 2017 will be an even match at the top, so 2018 will have to rely on depth to improve upon its lead over 2017. More...

Weekend Predictions: Solo Will Have No Trouble Setting the New Releases Adrift

May 31st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

While there are three wide releases coming out this week, Solo: A Star Wars Story should have no trouble remaining in top spot. In fact, Adrift is the only wide release that has a better than 50/50 shot at $10 million over the weekend. Action Point may or may not reach the top five. Meanwhile, there are some who think Upgrade will miss the Mendoza Line. This weekend last year, Wonder Woman opened with more than $100 million. The top ten won’t get there this year. 2018 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year competition. More...

Adrift Trailer

May 21st, 2018

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/06/01 3 $11,603,039   3,015 $3,848   $11,603,039 1
2018/06/08 6 $5,272,040 -55% 3,015 $1,749   $21,962,065 2
2018/06/15 9 $2,200,333 -58% 1,929 $1,141   $26,905,478 3
2018/06/22 - $780,000 -65% 871 $896   $29,082,935 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/06/01 3 $4,268,993   3,015 $1,416   $4,268,993 1
2018/06/02 4 $4,306,477 +1% 3,015 $1,428   $8,575,470 2
2018/06/03 4 $3,027,569 -30% 3,015 $1,004   $11,603,039 3
2018/06/04 3 $1,229,555 -59% 3,015 $408   $12,832,594 4
2018/06/05 3 $1,796,493 +46% 3,015 $596   $14,629,087 5
2018/06/06 4 $1,123,733 -37% 3,015 $373   $15,752,820 6
2018/06/07 5 $937,205 -17% 3,015 $311   $16,690,025 7
2018/06/08 6 $1,533,380 +64% 3,015 $509   $18,223,405 8
2018/06/09 6 $2,116,451 +38% 3,015 $702   $20,339,856 9
2018/06/10 6 $1,622,209 -23% 3,015 $538   $21,962,065 10
2018/06/11 7 $673,294 -58% 3,015 $223   $22,635,359 11
2018/06/12 7 $917,341 +36% 3,015 $304   $23,552,700 12
2018/06/13 8 $687,142 -25% 3,015 $228   $24,239,842 13
2018/06/14 8 $465,303 -32% 3,015 $154   $24,705,145 14
2018/06/15 10 $695,526 +49% 1,929 $361   $25,400,671 15
2018/06/16 9 $856,027 +23% 1,929 $444   $26,256,698 16
2018/06/17 9 $648,780 -24% 1,929 $336   $26,905,478 17
2018/06/18 10 $345,189 -47% 1,929 $179   $27,250,667 18
2018/06/19 10 $448,179 +30% 1,929 $232   $27,698,846 19
2018/06/20 10 $359,632 -20% 1,929 $186   $28,058,478 20
2018/06/21 10 $244,457 -32% 1,929 $127   $28,302,935 21
2018/06/22 - $220,000 -10% 871 $253   $28,522,935 22
2018/06/23 - $320,000 +45% 871 $367   $28,842,935 23
2018/06/24 - $240,000 -25% 871 $276   $29,082,935 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/06/01 3 $16,690,025   3,015 $5,536   $16,690,025 1
2018/06/08 6 $8,015,120 -52% 3,015 $2,658   $24,705,145 2
2018/06/15 9 $3,597,790 -55% 1,929 $1,865   $28,302,935 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Bulgaria 6/1/2018 $0000$0
Lithuania 6/1/2018 $21,146 95 95 213 $76,486 6/19/2018
Portugal 6/15/2018 $36,046 38 38 38 $36,046 6/20/2018
Russia (CIS) 6/28/2018 $0000$0
Singapore 6/1/2018 $82,000 0 0 0 $82,000 6/4/2018
Turkey 6/1/2018 $35,227 103 103 177 $84,419 6/18/2018
Rest of World $1,221,049
International Total$1,500,000 6/20/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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