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Buster’s Mal Heart (2017)

Buster’s Mal Heart
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,121Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $39,693 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $39,693
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


An eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into radio talk shows — where he has acquired the nickname “Buster”—to rant about the impending Inversion at the turn of the millennium, he is haunted by visions of being lost at sea, and memories of his former life as a family man. Buster was once Jonah, a hard-working husband and father whose job as the night-shift concierge at a hotel took its toll on his psyche and, consequently, his marriage to the sensitive Marty—until a chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter changed the course of their lives forever. As the solitary present day Buster drifts from house to house, eluding the local sheriff at every turn, we gradually piece together the events that fractured his life and left him alone on top of a snowy mountain, or perhaps in a small rowboat in the middle of a vast ocean—or both, in this visceral mind bender that will provoke discussion long after it turns your world upside-down.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,501-11,600) 11,598 $73,121
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,901-16,000) 15,973 $73,121
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,388 $73,121

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 28th, 2017 (Limited) by Well Go USA
Video Release: May 28th, 2017 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Drifter, Fugitive / On the Run, Dreams Becoming Real, Narcotics, Non-Chronological, Lost At Sea, Body Swap
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gamechanger, Snowfort Pictures, Everything is Everything
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

DJ Qualls    The Last Free Man
Kate Lyn Shiel    Marty
Sukha Belle Potter    Roxy
Toby Huss    Deputy Winston
Lin Shaye    Pauline
Mark Kelly    Oscar
Bruce Bundy    Ranger Meg
Teresa Yenque    Adelita
Jared Larson    Dale

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Production and Technical Credits

Sarah Adina Smith    Screenwriter
Jonako Donley    Producer
Travis Stevens    Producer
Mynette Louie    Executive Producer
Julie Parker Benello    Executive Producer
Dan Cogan    Executive Producer
Geralyn Dreyfous    Executive Producer
Wendy Ettinger    Executive Producer
Samuel T. Baur    Executive Producer
Shaheen Seth    Director of Photography
Alexis Rose    Production Designer
Emily Batson    Costume Designer
Paula Fairfield    Sound Designer
Mister Squinter    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/28 64 $7,137   1 $7,137   $7,137 1
2017/05/05 54 $15,349 +115% 10 $1,535   $24,655 2
2017/05/12 54 $16,053 +5% 18 $892   $46,768 3
2017/05/19 - $7,266 -55% 10 $727   $62,382 4
2017/06/02 78 $2,108   4 $527   $69,269 6
2017/06/16 90 $526   1 $526   $71,167 8
2017/06/23 89 $258 -51% 1 $258   $71,465 9
2017/06/30 91 $444 +72% 1 $444   $72,082 10
2017/07/07 89 $540 +22% 1 $540   $72,622 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/28 66 $9,306   1 $9,306   $9,306 1
2017/05/05 54 $21,409 +130% 10 $2,141   $30,715 2
2017/05/12 52 $24,401 +14% 18 $1,356   $55,116 3
2017/05/19 57 $12,045 -51% 10 $1,205   $67,161 4
2017/06/16 91 $526   1 $526   $71,167 8
2017/06/23 90 $471 -10% 1 $471   $71,638 9
2017/06/30 92 $444 -6% 1 $444   $72,082 10
2017/07/07 88 $1,039 +134% 2 $520   $73,121 11

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