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Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $851,690Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,026,567 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $418,342 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,444,909
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving behind a wake of despair. One man has the answer. One woman stands in his way. Some will stop at nothing to control him. Others will stop at nothing to save him. He swore by his life. They swore to find him. Who is John Galt?


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,201-8,300) 8,268 $851,690
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,701-11,800) 11,711 $851,690
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,788 $851,690

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 12th, 2014 (Limited) by Atlas Distribution
Video Release: January 6th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2334, 8/6/2014)
Running Time: 99 minutes
Franchise: Atlas Shrugged
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Keywords: Sequels Without Their Original Stars, Crowdfunding
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   John Galt

Supporting Cast

Laura Regan    Dagny Taggart
Greg Germann    Jim Taggart
Eric Allan Kramer    Ragnar Danneskjold
Tony Denison    Cuffy Meigs
Mark Moses    Midas Mulligan
Lew Temple    Ellis Wyatt
Stephen Tobolowsky    Hugh Akston
Peter Mackenzie    Thompson
Larry Cedar    Floyd Ferris
Louis Herthum    Wesley Mouch
Neil Dickson    Dr. Robert Stadler
Rob Morrow    Hank Rearden
Joaquim de Almeida    Francisco d'Anconia

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

Production and Technical Credits

James Manera    Screenwriter
Harmon Kaslow    Screenwriter
John Aglialoro    Screenwriter
John Aglialoro    Producer
Harmon Kaslow    Producer
William A. Dunn    Executive Producer
Jack G. Taylor, Jr    Production Designer
Elia Crimal    Composer
Gale Tattersall    Director of Photography
Joan Carter    Associate Producer
Scott DeSapio    Associate Producer

DVD Sales: Left Behind Out in Front

January 24th, 2015

Left Behind led the new releases on the DVD chart, at least in terms of units sold, with 201,000. Its sales for the week were $2.05 million, giving it third place by that metric. This is not great for a first-run release, but not bad compared to the film's box office. It is also much better than its opening on Blu-ray. More...

Blu-ray Sales: No Reward for Good Deeds

January 24th, 2015

The first set of new releases for Blu-ray didn't result in a change at the top, as The Equalizer remained on top of the chart during its sophomore stint. Over the week, it sold $143,000 / $3.48 million for two-week totals of 821,000 units / $17.08 million. This gives it a two-week Blu-ray share of 51%, which is good for an action film. It does have a slightly older target demographic, so that explains why it isn't as good as say... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 6th, 2015

January 5th, 2015

It is a strange week on the home market, as there are five contenders for Pick of the Week, including three of them that start with the letter G. However, this isn't because the week is loaded with simply amazing titles. It's because none of the contenders were simply amazing in both quality and extras. Archer: Season 5 on DVD or Blu-ray, Boyhood on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, Get on Up on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack, Girls: Season 3 on DVD or Blu-ray, and The Guest on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack were the five contenders. Boyhood is the best in the Award-worthy meaning of the word, Archer is the show I would get the most entertainment from. In the end, it was down to a coin toss, a literal coin toss, and Archer: Season 5 on DVD or Blu-ray won. More...

Per Theater Chart: Skeletons Eat Their Fill

September 17th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There were a number of films in the $10,000 club this weekend, led by The Skeleton Twins, which earned an average of $25,379 in 15 theaters. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was next up with an average of $19,295 in four theaters. Both of these films have lots of room to expand. My Old Lady also did well with an average of $11,335 in 11 theaters, which is more impressive, because it was a Wednesday release. On the other hand, its reviews are merely good and likely not good enough to thrive in limited release. No Good Deed was right behind with an average of $11,150 in nearly 2,200 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: No Good Deed Enjoys Surprise Win

September 14th, 2014

No Good Deed poster

Movie fans are ignoring the critics this weekend and turning out in big numbers to see No Good Deed. The thriller, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson will easily win the weekend with an estimated $24.5 million, in spite of earning only 17% positive reviews from critics. Audiences are giving the film a 71% positive score so far, which represents a huge difference of opinion. Dolphin Tale 2, which was considered the more likely weekend winner, and is enjoying excellent reviews from critics and moviegoers alike, is under-performing at the box office and should make about $16.5 million according to Warner Bros., down from the $19.2 million opening for the first film in the franchise. More...

Limited Releases: Skeleton Key to Box Office Success

September 12th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There's a large number of limited releases, including a few that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. One of these is The Drop, but it is opening in too many theaters and I think that will hurt it at the box office. If I were to guess, The Skeleton Twins will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/12 19 $461,179   242 $1,906   $461,179 1
2014/09/19 - $131,747 -71% 210 $627   $743,609 2
2014/09/26 50 $30,924 -77% 65 $476   $830,132 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/12 - $176,575   242 $730   $176,575 1
2014/09/15 - $41,917   242 $173   $503,096 4
2014/09/16 - $39,980 -5% 242 $165   $543,076 5
2014/09/17 - $35,553 -11% 242 $147   $578,629 6
2014/09/18 - $32,568 -8% 242 $135   $611,197 7
2014/09/19 - $40,374 +24% 210 $192   $651,571 8
2014/09/20 - $55,039 +36% 210 $262   $706,999 9
2014/09/21 - $36,334 -34% 210 $173   $743,609 10
2014/09/26 - $9,684   65 $149   $808,892 15
2014/09/27 - $12,985 +34% 65 $200   $821,877 16
2014/09/28 - $8,255 -36% 65 $127   $830,132 17
2014/10/03 - $2,312   13 $178   $849,016 22
2014/10/04 - $2,674 +16% 13 $206   $851,690 23

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/12 21 $611,862   242 $2,528   $611,862 1
2014/09/19 34 $187,346 -69% 210 $892   $799,208 2

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/20151629,824 29,824$446,167$446,1671

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/20151410,824 10,824$197,430$197,4301

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