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Approaching the Unknown (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,232Details
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Captain William D. Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission, taking humanity’s first steps toward colonizing Mars. Although the entire world is watching him, he is completely alone in a dark and distant sea of stars. Stanaforth rockets bravely through space facing insurmountable odds, but as the journey takes a toll on his life-sustaining systems, he is forced to make impossible choices that threaten his sanity, mission and very existence.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,901-14,000) 13,968 $10,232
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,101-18,200) 18,182 $10,232
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,316 $10,232
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,657 $10,232

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 2016 (Limited) by Vertical Entertainment
Video Release: June 3rd, 2016 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Space Program, Outer Space, Isolation Horror, Cabin Fever
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Tiderock Media, 3311 Productions, Department of Motion Pictures, Loveless, Hinkson Entertainment
Production Countries: United States


   Captain William D. Stanaforth
Luke Wilson    Louis 'Skinny' Skinner
Sanaa Lathan    Captain Emily Maddox
Anders Danielsen Lie    Greenstreet
Charles Baker    Captain Frank Worsely
Bettina Skye    Nasa Technician
Harry L. Seddon    Mission Control Specialist
Laurent Rejto    Technician
Joe James    Security Guard
Paul Jude Letersky    Mission Control Technician

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Mark Elijah Rosenberg
Producer    Josh Penn
Producer    Matthew Parker
Producer    Thomas B. Fore
Producer    Jason Michael Berman
Producer    Mark Roberts
Producer    P. Jennifer Dana
Executive Producer    Richard Loughran
Executive Producer    John Hinkson
Executive Producer    Fred Bolle
Executive Producer    Ross Jacobson
Executive Producer    Sheldon Rabinowitz
Executive Producer    Eddie Vaisman
Director of Photography    Adam Newport-Berra
Editor    David Barker
Editor    Darrin Navarro
Editor    Matthew Rundell
Editor    Marc Vives
Production Designer    Steven Brower
Composer    Paul Damian Hogan
Costume Designer    Anney Perrine
Casting Director    Susan Shopmaker

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/03 63 $10,232   11 $930   $10,232 1

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