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As I Lay Dying (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,009Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $124,814 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $124,814
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Adapted from the 1930 classic American novel by William Faulkner, the story chronicles the Bundren family as they traverse the Mississippi countryside to bring the body of their deceased mother Addie to her hometown for burial. Addie's husband Anse and their children, Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and the youngest one Vardaman, leave the farm on a carriage with her coffin - each affected by Addie’s death in a profound and different way. Their road trip to Jefferson, some forty miles away, is disrupted by every antagonistic force of nature or man: flooded rivers, injury and accident, a raging barn fire, and -- not least of all -- each individual character's personal turmoil and inner commotion which at times threaten the fabric of the family more than any outside force.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 11th, 2013 (Limited) by Alchemy
Video Release: November 5th, 2013 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images, some sexual content and brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2286, 8/21/2013)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Voiceover/Narration, Split Screen, Slow Motion Scene, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Millennium Films, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Lee Caplin, Picture Entertainment Corporation
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Logan Marshall-Green    Jewel
Ahna O'Reilly    Dewey
Jim Parrack    Cash
Beth Grant    Addie
Brady Permenter   

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Production and Technical Credits

James Franco    Screenwriter
Matt Rager    Screenwriter
William Faulkner    Story Creator
Lee Caplin    Producer
Matt O'Toole    Producer
Rob Van Norden    Producer
Caroline Aragon    Producer
Miles Levy    Producer
Vince Jolivette    Producer
Avi Lerner    Executive Producer
Trevor Short    Executive Producer
Heidi Jo Markel    Executive Producer
John Thompson    Executive Producer
Boaz Davidson    Executive Producer
Mark Gill    Executive Producer
Christina Voros    Director of Photography
Kristen Adams    Production Designer
Ian Olds    Editor
Caroline Eselin-Schaffer    Costume Designer
Timothy O'Keefe    Composer
Matthew Morgan    Casting

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 5th, 2013

November 7th, 2013

It's a big week with several first run releases, some big TV on DVD, releases, and more to deal with. The only one that truly rises to the level of Pick of the Week is Mad Men: Season Six, but the screener arrived late and I hate awarding Pick of the Week to a title when that happens. The only other release I really want to see is White House Down, but that's more guilty pleasure than Pick of the Week. I guess it goes to Mad Men: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Per Theater Chart: Gravity Completes its Second Orbit

October 15th, 2013

Gravity remained on top of the Per Theater Chart with an average of $11,800. Unfortunately, it was the only film in the $10,000 club. More...

Weekend Estimates: Gravity Floats Past Captain Phillips

October 13th, 2013

What could have been a close-run race at the box office this weekend turned into a comfortable win for Gravity, but for all the right reasons. Captain Phillips opened with a sturdy $26 million, on the back of some excellent reviews. But that isn't close to enough to unseat Gravity, which will post one of the best second weekends for a wide release in a long time. Comparisons with Argo are inevitable -- the Oscar-winner fell just 15% in its second weekend, while Gravity will be off 21%, but Gravity opened with over $50 million, compared to Argo's $20 million or so, which makes the performance all the more impressive. More...

Limited Releases: God Loves Limited Releases

October 11th, 2013

The headline might claim God loves limited releases, but it is clear the critics don't. There are more than a dozen limited releases on this week's list, but many of them are earning reviews that are weak, or much, much worse. God Loves Uganda is practically the lone exception, as it is earning perfect reviews. Unfortunately, it's a documentary, so its chances of expanding significantly are very limited. On the other hand, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete might be the breakout hit of the week. Its reviews are not as good, but good enough to suggest it will find an audience, but it is opening in more than 100 theaters, which might be too many. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/11 66 $7,143   1 $7,143   $7,143 1
2013/10/18 77 $5,841 -18% 2 $2,921   $15,009 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/11 71 $9,168   1 $9,168   $9,168 1

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