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Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,802Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $148,295 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $148,295
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed "Night of the Living Dead," a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day. Birth of the Living Dead shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers -- policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner -- to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark, offering a profound insight into how our society worked in a singular time in American history.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,201-14,300) 14,291 $9,802
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,801-19,900) 19,829 $9,802
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,604 $9,802

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 18th, 2013 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: January 7th, 2014 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 76 minutes
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Keywords: Movie Business, Zombies, Animated Sequences
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Glass Eye Pix, Predestinate
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

George A. Romero    Himself


Larry Fessenden    Himself
Mark Harris    Himself
Gale Anne Hurd    Herself
Elvis Mitchell    Himself
Sam Pollard    Himself
Chiz Schultz    Himself
Jason Zinoman    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Rob Kuhns    Screenwriter
Rob Kuhns    Editor
Rob Kuhns    Producer
Esther Cassidy    Producer
Larry Fessenden    Executive Producer
Gary Pozner    Composer
Brian Goss    Composer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 7th, 2014

January 5th, 2014

It is a relatively slow week this week. That's not to say there are no releases worth picking up, in fact, there's a close race for Pick of the Week. It's just none of the releases were monster hits at the theaters. This includes a couple of documentaries, The Act of Killing and Inequality for All, as well as a couple of TV on DVD releases, Archer: Season Four and Being Human: Complete Third Season. However, in the end, I went with We Are What We Are on DVD or Blu-ray for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Being Human: Complete Third Season on DVD or Blu-ray earns Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release. More...

Per Theater Chart: Slave Showered with Riches

October 22nd, 2013

12 Years a Slave opened with a stellar average of $48,617 in 19 theaters. With a planned expansion, this is a great start. All is Lost was well back with an average of $15,597 in six theaters. This isn't a bad start and its reviews suggest long legs, but it might get overshadowed by 12 Years a Slave. The final film in the $10,000 club was Kill Your Darlings, which was right behind with an average of $14,750 in four theaters. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/18 106 $1,239   6 $207   $1,239 1
2013/10/25 82 $1,620 +31% 10 $162   $3,191 2
2013/11/01 76 $346 -79% 2 $173   $4,868 3
2013/11/08 83 $1,494 +332% 1 $1,494   $8,590 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/18 81 $1,571   9 $175   $1,571 1
2013/10/25 66 $2,830 +80% 10 $283   $4,522 2
2013/11/01 61 $2,574 -9% 2 $1,287   $7,096 3
2013/11/08 68 $2,706 +5% 1 $2,706   $9,802 4

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