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The Identical (2014)

The Identical poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,827,666Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $184,761 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $29,100 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $213,861
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  4. International
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Identical twin brothers are separated at birth during the Great Depression. Their parents just cannot afford to give them both a life beyond poverty, so one is adopted by loving family. Despite their very different upbringings, the boys' shared passion for music causes their lives to unknowingly intersect as they experience a powerful and mysterious connection often felt by twins.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,769 $2,827,666
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 9,001-9,100) 9,083 $2,827,666

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 5th, 2014 (Wide) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: January 13th, 2015 by Cinedigm
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2328, 6/25/2014)
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Singers, Twins, Separated at Birth, Adopted Family, Family Secrets, Music Industry, Religious, Father's Footsteps
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: City of Peace Films, The Identical Production Company
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Louise Wade
   Ryan Wade
   Reece Wade

Supporting Cast

Joe Pantoliano    Avi Hirschberg
Erin Cotrell    Jenny O'Brien
Amanda Crew    Helen Hemsley
Brian Geraghty    William Hemsley
Waylon Payne    Tony Nash
Danny Woodburn    Damon
Chris Mulkey    William Hemsley (Older)
Noah Urrea    Ryan Wade (9 Years)
Gary Beaty    Steve Douglas
Caylin Cervetti    Angela
Ken Dodge    Sergeant
Joanne Goldstein    Tour Guide
Michael Johnson    Tour Bus Driver
Brad Jones    Ray Reynolds
Howard Klausner    Emcee
Yochanan Marcellino    Record Executive
Joe McDougall    Sheriff
William McKinney    Policeman
Leslie Mills    Redhead
Ian Mitchell    Dino (9 Years)
Brad Naylor    Fair Announcer
John Newberg    Dr. Jennings
Chris Finley    Jenny's Dad
Cole Schaefer    Dino's Dad
Chris Scruggs    Danny Martin
Lisa Stewart Seals    Darla
Kevin Shell    Boss Man
Jacqueline Steele    Cheryl Rogers
J. Karen Thomas    Annie
Jeremy Walker    Sammy Wright
Michael Joiner    State Trooper
Wade Cummins    Contestant #1
James Carslake    Backup Singer
Raquel Payne    Backup Singer #2
Katie Freeman    Screaming Girl #1
Nathan Clark George    Tent Revival Hymn Leader
Shelly Justice    Church Choir #4
Hunter Mobley    Church Choir #5

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

Production and Technical Credits

Howard Klausner    Screenwriter
Wade Cummins    Story Creator
Mark G. Mathis    Producer
Yochanan Marcellino    Producer
Matthew Dean Russell    Producer
Coke Sams    Producer
J. Clarke Gallivan    Producer
Howard Klausner    Producer
Joe McDougall    Producer
Michael Edious Johnson    Executive Producer
Yochanan Marcellino    Executive Producer
Don Noes    Co-Producer
Jerry Marcellino    Co-Producer
Christopher Carmichael    Song Writer
Klaus Badelt    Song Writer
Jerry Marcellino    Composer
Yochanan Marcellino    Composer
Karl Walter Lindenlaub    Director of Photography
Keith Brian Burns    Production Designer
Karyn Wagner    Costume Designer
Rick Shaine    Editor
Mary Vernieu    Casting Director
Lindsay Graham    Casting Director
Liba Daniels    Art Director
Bayard Carey    Sound Mixer
Alisa Fredericks    Assistant Director

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 13th, 2015

January 13th, 2015

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2014 Preview: October

September 30th, 2014

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September is over and while it got off to a bad start, a really, really, truly terrible start, it actually ended on a bit of a strong note. Granted, no film has yet to reach $100 million, but The Maze Runner and The Equalizer both could get there in the end. As for October, we might go another month without a $100 million hit. There are a couple of films that have the potential to reach the century mark, Gone Girl and Fury. Hopefully they will get there, but given the recent box office woes, it is probably best to keep expectations low. Last October, there were two films that earned more than $100 million. Bad Grandpa just made it passed that mark. On the other hand, Gravity was a monster hit earning nearly $275 million. It you compare its run to this year's batch of films, it only ranks behind Guardians of the Galaxy. ... There's no way any film opening this month is going to match that. ... There no way the top two films will match that. ... The top three films might not match that. ... 2014 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison and by the end of the month, it will be safe to say its chances of ever catching up to 2013 will be over. It is going to be a depressing month. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Deed has a Good Opening, but Box Office is still Bad

September 16th, 2014

No Good Deed poster

No Good Deed led the box office this weekend with a surprisingly robust opening of $24.25 million. This was more than double last week's number one movie, Guardians of the Galaxy. Dolphin Tale 2 also topped last week's number one film, even though it didn't live up to expectations. Overall, the box office pulled in $90 million, which was 37% more than last weekend. Unfortunately, this was still 13% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $7.26 billion, which isn't an insignificant amount. However, it is 5.2% or nearly $400 million behind last year's pace. 2014 still has a chance to catch up to last year, but the odds of it doing so are getting slimmer and slimmer each week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Guardians Fail to Protect Box Office

September 9th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

The weekend box office was an unmitigated disaster. Guardians of the Galaxy was the only film to crack $10 million over the weekend and there were no other releases that came close. The only new "wide" release was The Identical, and it missed the top ten. Overall, the box office fell 40% from last weekend to just $66 million. It goes without saying that this is the worst box office of the year so far. In fact, it is the fifth worst box office weekend since 2000 running 23% lower than the worst weekend from last year. The worst weekend from last year was this weekend last year, so that makes the comparison so much easier. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $7.15 billion, which is 5.1% lower than the last year's pace. Things better turn around soon, or we can say goodbye to any chance to catch up to last year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will The Top Five be Identical to Last Week?

September 5th, 2014

The Identical poster

It's the weekend after Labor Day Weekend, which is historically the one of the two worst weekends of the year. Only the weekend after Thanksgiving really competes with it. This year there is only one wide release, The Identical, and it technically not opening truly wide. It is practically guaranteed that Guardians of the Galaxy will win the weekend box office race for the fourth time in its run and there likely won't be many changes in the top five. (As Above, So Below will drop out and The November Man will take its place.) This weekend last year, Riddick opened in first place with $19.03 million. No film this week it going to match that figure and the depth this year isn't going to help. Look for a big loss in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2014 Preview: September

September 1st, 2014

The Equalizer poster

August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year. More...

Contest: These Prizes are On Fire - Emergency Update

August 29th, 2014

It appears The Green Inferno has been pulled from the schedule. The Identical will be the target film for this box office prediction contest. Sorry for the confusion.

Next weekend is the weekend after Labor Day, which is historically one of two weakest weekends of the year. This year there are one or two wide releases. I'm not 100% sold that The Identical will open truly wide. Because of this, The Green Inferno is the only true choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Green Inferno.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Jarhead 2: Field of Fire on Blu-ray Combo Pack, as well as one other previously reviewed release. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win two previously reviewed releases. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/05 12 $1,587,137   1,956 $811   $1,587,137 1
2014/09/12 23 $401,983 -75% 1,274 $316   $2,576,495 2
2014/09/19 65 $18,750 -95% 66 $284   $2,817,092 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/05 11 $532,544   1,956 $272   $532,544 1
2014/09/06 13 $590,104 +11% 1,956 $302   $1,122,648 2
2014/09/07 12 $464,489 -21% 1,956 $237   $1,587,137 3
2014/09/08 12 $136,042 -71% 1,956 $70   $1,723,179 4
2014/09/09 12 $185,189 +36% 1,956 $95   $1,908,368 5
2014/09/10 12 $136,220 -26% 1,956 $70   $2,044,588 6
2014/09/11 12 $129,924 -5% 1,956 $66   $2,174,512 7
2014/09/12 - $135,821 +5% 1,274 $107   $2,310,333 8
2014/09/13 - $161,846 +19% 1,274 $127   $2,472,179 9
2014/09/14 - $104,316 -36% 1,274 $82   $2,576,495 10
2014/09/15 - $50,992 -51% 1,274 $40   $2,627,487 11
2014/09/16 - $66,148 +30% 1,274 $52   $2,693,635 12
2014/09/17 - $53,440 -19% 1,274 $42   $2,747,075 13
2014/09/18 15 $51,267 -4% 1,274 $40   $2,798,342 14
2014/09/19 - $6,804 -87% 66 $103   $2,805,146 15
2014/09/20 - $7,576 +11% 66 $115   $2,812,722 16
2014/09/21 - $4,370 -42% 66 $66   $2,817,092 17
2014/09/22 - $3,030 -31% 66 $46   $2,820,122 18
2014/09/23 - $2,824 -7% 66 $43   $2,822,946 19
2014/09/24 - $2,525 -11% 66 $38   $2,825,471 20
2014/09/25 - $2,195 -13% 66 $33   $2,827,666 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/05 12 $2,174,512   1,956 $1,112   $2,174,512 1
2014/09/12 18 $623,830 -71% 1,274 $490   $2,798,342 2
2014/09/19 58 $29,324 -95% 66 $444   $2,827,666 3

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