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The Space Between Us (2017)

The Space Between Us
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,885,294Details
International Box Office $3,595,103Details
Worldwide Box Office $11,480,397
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $998,122 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $604,255 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,602,377
Further financial details...

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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


A space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet—never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot—an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,286 $7,885,294
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,131 $3,595,103
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,987 $11,480,397

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 3rd, 2017 (Wide) by STX Entertainment
International Releases: January 4th, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
February 3rd, 2017 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
February 10th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
February 17th, 2017 (Wide), released as Tūkstančiai mylių iki Tavęs (Lithuania)
February 23rd, 2017 (Wide) (Netherlands)
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Video Release: May 2nd, 2017 by STX Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief sensuality and language.
(Rating bulletin 2425 (Cert #50466), 5/18/2016)
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: Near Future, Space Program, Mars, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage, Died During Childbirth, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Coming of Age, Romance, Medical and Hospitals
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures Ltd, Los Angeles Media Fund, Southpaw Entertainment, Scarlet Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Super Bowl (Opening, 3-Day) 43 $3,775,596 Feb 3, 2017 3
Super Bowl (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 55 $3,831,119 Feb 3, 2017 3

Leading Cast

   Gardner Elliot

Supporting Cast

Gary Oldman    Nathaniel Shepherd
Carla Gugino    Kendra Wyndham
B.D. Wong    Genesis Director Tom Chen
Scott Takeda    Dr. Gary Loh
Janet Montgomery    Sarah Elliot
Trey Tucker    Harrison Lane
Adande Thorne    Scott Hubbard
Sarah Minnich    Reporter
Colin Egglesfield    Sarah’s brother
Ryan Jason Cook    Control Room Tech
Lauren Myers    Alice Myers
Morse Bicknell    NASA Executive
Beth Bailey    NASA Chief Director
Anthony Jarvis    College Student
Tim Janis    Chuck Woodruff
William Sterchi    Debate Moderator
Aurora Antonio    Young NASA Secretary
Peter Chelsom    Centaur
Zacciah Hanson    Little Bewley Brother
Jesse Romero    Big Bewley Brother
Kristen Rakes    Maid
Eb Lottimer    Air Force Colonel
Bernardo Saracino    Pilot
Mia Stallard    Screaming Girl
David House    Rolad
Bruce McIntosh    NASA Scientist
Lora Martinez-Cunningham*    NASA Guide
Luce Rains    Homeless Man
Travis Armstrong    Colorado State Trooper
Matt Page    Colorado State Trooper
Esodie Geiger    Mrs. Tupelo
Paul Logan    Buff College Kid
Charles Arnone    Mechanic
Gil Birmingham    Shaman Neka
David Devereaux    Teenage Boy
Stafford Douglas    Entitled Teen
Jacob Browne    New Mexico State Policeman
Jenny Gabrielle    Havasupai Woman
Eli Goodman    ER Doctor
Nate Warren    ER Clerk
Drago Sumonja    Social Services Man
Ramona King    Reception Nurse
Ramsey Scott    Foster Care Worker

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

Production and Technical Credits

Allan Loeb    Screenwriter
Stewart Schill    Story by
Richard B. Lewis    Story by
Allan Loeb    Story by
Richard B. Lewis    Producer
Jeffrey Soros    Executive Producer
Simon Horsman    Executive Producer
Allan Loeb    Executive Producer
Steven Pearl    Executive Producer
Kevin Halloran    Executive Producer
Robbie Brenner    Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh    Executive Producer
Tucker Tooley    Executive Producer
Douglas Urbanski    Executive Producer
Wang Zhongjun    Executive Producer
Wang Zhonglei    Executive Producer
Jerry Ye    Executive Producer
Donald Tang    Executive Producer
Robert Simonds    Executive Producer
Adam Fogelson    Executive Producer
Oren Aviv    Executive Producer
Cathy Schulman    Executive Producer
Jeffrey Soros    Director of Photography
Kirk M. Petruccelli    Production Designer
David Moritz    Editor
Christopher Lawrence    Editor
Andrew Lockington    Composer
John Albanis    Co-Producer
Gabrielle Jerou-Tabak    Co-Producer
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond*    Casting Director
Amanda Mackey    Casting Director

Home Market Releases for May 16th, 2017

May 16th, 2017


It is another terrible week on the home market. There are three first-run releases coming out this week, which isn’t a bad number. However, all three earned terrible reviews and bombed in theaters, so you should avoid all of them. There’s not a lot of limited releases, classics, or TV on DVD releases to make up the gap, so for the second week in a row, we have a Video on Demand release topping the list of best new releases. This week it is Logan, which is one of the best wide releases of the year. I would wait for the Blu-ray, on the other hand. More...

Home Market Releases for May 2nd, 2017

May 2nd, 2017

The Red Turtle

We are officially in the worst time of year on the home market. The last of the major Awards Season players have already come out, but it is still too early for the Spring hits to be released. The competition from May Sweeps and the start of the Summer Blockbuster Season means there’s not a lot here that’s going to do well in DVD / Blu-ray sales. Ironically, the lack of a major release means there are a lot of smaller releases that are competing for Pick of the Week, many of which would be lost in the crowd during a busier time of year. This includes I Am Not Your Negro, The Salesman, Real Genius, and Seven Days in May. In the end, I went with The Red Turtle on DVD or Blu-ray as the Pick of the Week. In the meanwhile, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone on Blu-ray gets the Puck of the Week honor, as the “best” Canadian release of the week. I just wish it were coming out in 3D. More...

Theater Averages: Jane Towers Above the Competition with $15,726

April 26th, 2017

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

There were only two films in the $10,000 club on this week's theater average chart and both of them were biographical documentaries. Interesting coincidence. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City led the way with an average of $15,726 in two theaters. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent just managed to hit the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,134, also in two theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lego Batman Begins with $53.00 million

February 14th, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

As expected, it was a big weekend at the box office with three massive hits. The Lego Batman Movie did earn first place, but not with as much as predicted at just $53.00 million. Fifty Shades Darker wasn’t that far behind with $46.61 million. Meanwhile, John Wick: Chapter Two just cracked $30 million, which is one of the ten best third place openings of all time. Week-over-week, the box office nearly doubled growing 90% from last weekend. Sadly, it was down 22% from last year. Granted, Valentine’s Day landed on a Sunday last year, so that boosted the weekend box office and 2017 should make some of that decline back on Tuesday. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $1.28 billion, putting it $40 million or 3.0% behind 2016’s pace. It is still way too soon to tell how 2017 will finish in the end, but hopefully things will turn around soon. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Split Scores Another Touchdown with $14.42 million

February 7th, 2017


As expected, Split earned first place over the weekend with $14.42 million. That’s not bad for Super Bowl weekend. In fact, the overall depth was better than expected, not that you could tell from the week-over-week decline. The overall box office fell 31% to just $98 million. However, this was still 2.5% better than the same weekend last year. That’s a surprise victory. Granted, 2017 is still behind 2016 by 5.1% at $1.06 billion to $1.12 billion, but every little victory helps. More...

Weekend Estimates: Split Wins Third Weekend

February 5th, 2017


Rings managed to win on Friday, but the weekend as a whole will belong to Split, which is expected to top the chart with $14.6 million, according to Universal’s Sunday morning projection. Rings will finish second with $13 million or so, and A Dog’s Purpose will win Sunday (making this a rare weekend where three different films will top the daily chart) to finish the weekend with $10.8 million, and $32.9 million to date. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Rings has a Hollow Start with $800,000

February 3rd, 2017


Rings had the best start in previews last night, but here “best” is a relative term. It only managed $800,000, 20% lower than Resident Evil: The Final Chapter previews last weekend. Worse still, its reviews are 0% positive with 17 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes so far. This could result in an opening weekend of less than $10 million, but I think that’s a little pessimistic. $11 million is more likely. That’s not a good start, even for a film that cost $33 million to make, and it will need help internationally to break even. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Split Be Separated from the Top Spot?

February 2nd, 2017


The new releases this week are not strong, so we could see Split remain on top for the third weekend in a row. Rings should at least be in a fight for first place, if it just does as well as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter did last weekend. On the other hand, The Space Between Us is being eviscerated by the critics and it really needed good word of mouth to thrive. If it opens in the top five, I will be impressed. This weekend last year, Hail, Caesar! was the number one new release and it earned just $11.36 million. Rings should top that. Unfortunately, the number one film was Kung Fu Panda 3, which earned more than than $20 million. There’s no way Split will match that, so 2017 is going to lose in the year-over-year competition. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

Contest: Put a Ring On It

January 27th, 2017


Next week there are two wide releases: Rings and The Space Between Us. Apparently, they are opening in a similar amount of theaters. However, even if I thought they had a similar box office potential, Rings would be the better choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest, because horror films tend to start faster and fade quicker. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Rings.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/02/03 9 $3,775,596   2,812 $1,343   $3,775,596 1
2017/02/10 11 $1,686,364 -55% 2,758 $611   $6,511,522 2
2017/02/17 29 $280,404 -83% 317 $885   $7,607,021 3
2017/02/24 39 $86,319 -69% 107 $807   $7,829,766 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/03 6 $1,393,625   2,812 $496   $1,393,625 1
2017/02/04 10 $1,732,135 +24% 2,812 $616   $3,125,760 2
2017/02/05 10 $649,836 -62% 2,812 $231   $3,775,596 3
2017/02/06 10 $245,463 -62% 2,812 $87   $4,021,059 4
2017/02/07 9 $401,062 +63% 2,812 $143   $4,422,121 5
2017/02/08 10 $221,502 -45% 2,812 $79   $4,643,623 6
2017/02/09 10 $181,535 -18% 2,812 $65   $4,825,158 7
2017/02/10 10 $458,928 +153% 2,758 $166   $5,284,086 8
2017/02/11 11 $811,734 +77% 2,758 $294   $6,095,820 9
2017/02/12 13 $415,702 -49% 2,758 $151   $6,511,522 10
2017/02/13 12 $138,863 -67% 2,758 $50   $6,650,385 11
2017/02/14 10 $456,046 +228% 2,758 $165   $7,106,431 12
2017/02/15 13 $123,398 -73% 2,758 $45   $7,229,829 13
2017/02/16 11 $96,788 -22% 2,758 $35   $7,326,617 14
2017/02/17 - $78,588 -19% 317 $248   $7,405,205 15
2017/02/18 - $118,531 +51% 317 $374   $7,523,736 16
2017/02/19 - $83,285 -30% 317 $263   $7,607,021 17
2017/02/20 - $71,596 -14% 317 $226   $7,678,617 18
2017/02/21 - $31,773 -56% 317 $100   $7,710,390 19
2017/02/22 - $17,783 -44% 317 $56   $7,728,173 20
2017/02/23 - $15,274 -14% 317 $48   $7,743,447 21
2017/02/24 - $25,662 +68% 107 $240   $7,769,109 22
2017/02/25 - $38,281 +49% 107 $358   $7,807,390 23
2017/02/26 - $22,376 -42% 107 $209   $7,829,766 24
2017/02/27 - $9,220 -59% 107 $86   $7,838,986 25
2017/02/28 - $19,976 +117% 107 $187   $7,858,962 26
2017/03/01 - $13,648 -32% 107 $128   $7,872,610 27
2017/03/02 - $12,684 -7% 107 $119   $7,885,294 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/02/03 10 $4,825,158   2,812 $1,716   $4,825,158 1
2017/02/10 10 $2,501,459 -48% 2,758 $907   $7,326,617 2
2017/02/17 30 $416,830 -83% 317 $1,315   $7,743,447 3
2017/02/24 41 $141,847 -66% 107 $1,326   $7,885,294 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 3/3/2017 $66,153 0 0 0 $89,316 7/11/2018
Australia 3/17/2017 $4,812 10 10 10 $4,812 3/20/2017
Brazil 3/31/2017 $118,526 0 0 0 $118,526 6/26/2018
China 10/13/2017 $1,140,000 20180 20180 20180 $1,370,000 10/23/2017
Lithuania 2/17/2017 $13,344 63 63 83 $28,521 3/8/2017
Mexico 3/3/2017 $315,158 0 0 0 $525,084 3/15/2017
Netherlands 2/23/2017 $81,533 82 82 218 $247,254 3/15/2017
Portugal 3/3/2017 $28,730 27 27 63 $47,940 3/22/2017
Russia (CIS) 2/3/2017 $422,176 894 894 1457 $632,102 2/15/2017
South Korea 1/4/2017 $0 0 370 370 $189,128 4/4/2017
Turkey 3/17/2017 $10,936 22 22 32 $19,378 4/6/2017
United Kingdom 2/10/2017 $323,042 270 270 270 $323,042 2/15/2017
International Total$3,595,103 7/11/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/21/2017918,426 18,426$330,931$330,9313

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/21/20171315,060 15,060$338,846$338,8463

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