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A Long Way Down (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,347Details
International Box Office $743,933Details
Worldwide Box Office $757,280
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $230,181 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $32,133 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $262,314
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Four lost souls—a disgraced TV presenter, a foul-mouthed teen, an isolated single mother and a solipsistic muso—decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year’s Eve. When this disillusioned quartet of strangers meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, a London high-rise with the well-earned nickname Topper’s Tower, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family, becoming media sensations as the Topper House Four and searching together for the reasons to keep on living.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 11th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: April 11th, 2014 (Wide) (Spain)
June 13th, 2014 (Wide) (Lithuania)
November 7th, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: September 9th, 2014 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2315, 3/26/2014)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Suicide, Depression, Cancer, Terminal Illness, February / May Romance, Life on the Outside, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, HanWay Films
Production Countries: Germany,
United Kingdom

Leading Cast

   Martin Sharp

Supporting Cast

Imogen Poots    Jess Crichton
Rosamund Pike    Penny
Sam Neill    Chris Crichton
Joe Cole    Chas
Zara White    Shanay
Josef Altin    Matty
Diana Kent    Hope

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Production and Technical Credits

Finola Dwyer    Producer
Amanda Posey    Producer
Jack Thorne    Screenwriter
Nick Hornby    Story Creator
Christine Langan    Executive Producer
Dario Suter    Executive Producer
Christoph Daniel    Executive Producer
Marc Schmidheiny    Executive Producer
Thorsten Schumacher    Executive Producer
Nick Hornby    Executive Producer
Ben Davis    Director of Photography
Chris Oddy    Production Designer
Barney Pilling    Editor
Chris Gill    Editor
Dario Marianelli    Composer
Odile Dicks-Mireaux    Costume Designer
Kle Savidge    Music Supervisor
Caroline Levy    Line Producer
Nina Gold    Casting Director

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 9th, 2014

September 9th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Coming of Age

July 15th, 2014

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Limited Releases: Boy Oh Boy

July 11th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/11 87 $1,426   1 $1,426   $1,426 1
2014/07/18 73 $5,006 +251% 5 $1,001   $7,435 2
2014/07/25 90 $1,857 -63% 3 $619   $13,093 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/11 83 $2,429   1 $2,429   $2,429 1
2014/07/18 76 $8,807 +263% 5 $1,761   $11,236 2
2014/07/25 97 $2,111 -76% 3 $704   $13,347 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/7/2014 $6,636 11 11 11 $6,636 10/11/2017
Lithuania 6/13/2014 $0 0 3 6 $26,947 12/15/2015
Spain 4/11/2014 $0 0 2 5 $710,350 12/16/2015
International Total$743,933 10/11/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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