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The Summit (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $219,346Details
International Box Office $34,101Details
Worldwide Box Office $253,447
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In August, 2008, 18 mountain climbers reached the top of K2. 48 hours later, 11 people were dead. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also condemnations about “the why.” Why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? With reenactments based on the testimony of those who survived the climb, this film is about the very nature of adventure in the modern world.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 4th, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: November 22nd, 2013 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: February 11th, 2014 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2281, 7/17/2013)
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Mountain Climbing, Disaster, Missing Person, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Character's Journey Shown on Map, Accidental Death, Non-Chronological, Epilogue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Image Now Films, Pat Falvey Productions
Production Countries: Ireland,
United States


Tshering Lama Bhote    Himself
Hoselito Bite    Himself
Marco Confortola    Himself
Dhhiring Dorje Sherpa    Himself
Pat Falvey    Himself
Pemba Gyalje Sherpa    Himself
Pasang Lama    Himself
J.J. McDonnell    Himself
Eric Meyer    Himself
Lars Nessa    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Nick Ryan    Producer
Mark Monroe    Screenwriter
Ben Stark    Editor
Robbie Ryan    Director of Photography
Stephen O'Reilly    Director of Photography
Nick Seymour    Composer
John Battsek    Executive Producer
Pat Falvey    Executive Producer
Darrell Kavanagh    Executive Producer
John McDonnell    Executive Producer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 11th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

It's a strange week on the home market. If you look at the top ten selling new releases on, there are a couple of first run releases, a catalog title, TV on DVD release, and some limited releases. That's basically every category there is. The biggest release is Ender's Game, a film that failed to find an audience in theaters. It barely earned overall positive reviews and it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. Some of the other best-selling releases are contenders, like The Jungle Book: Blu-ray Diamond Edition or Sherlock: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray. There are also a few of the smaller releases that were in consideration, including Doctor Who: Story 33: The Moonbase and G.B.F. on DVD. But in the end, I went with Wadjda on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. One last note, Dry Spell is coming out on Video on Demand. It's a good chance to support ultra-low-budget filmmaking and the reviews I've read have been positive. More...

Featured DVD Review: The Summit

February 10th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Gravity Escapes Massive Competition

October 9th, 2013

There were a ton of new releases this week, but Gravity was pulled down by the mass of new releases. It lead the way on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $15,604. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Linsanity, which earned an average of $11,051 in nine theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Grace Under Pressure

October 4th, 2013

There are ten limited releases on this week's list, but only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Let the Fire Burn is the standout, with a 92% positive response. The Summit is earning 73% positive reviews, which is good, but not great. Then there's Grace Unplugged, which is opening in more than 500 theaters, but with no reviews. That's a horrible combination. Overall, there's nothing that jumps out as a potential limited release hit. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/04 58 $20,904   8 $2,613   $20,904 1
2013/10/11 48 $42,665 +104% 34 $1,255   $76,873 2
2013/10/18 52 $42,189 -1% 70 $603   $144,807 3
2013/10/25 48 $24,672 -42% 53 $466   $194,159 4
2013/11/01 47 $9,839 -60% 22 $447   $218,454 5
2014/02/07 73 $591   1 $591   $41,392 19

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/10/04 56 $34,208   8 $4,276   $34,208 1
2013/10/11 46 $68,410 +100% 34 $2,012   $102,618 2
2013/10/18 43 $66,869 -2% 70 $955   $169,487 3
2013/10/25 40 $37,691 -44% 53 $711   $207,178 4
2013/11/29 69 $892   1 $892   $219,346 9
2013/12/13 56 $3,777   3 $1,259   $32,022 11
2014/02/07 72 $710   1 $710   $43,113 19

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 11/22/2013 $13,713 15 15 25 $34,101 12/13/2015
International Total$34,101 12/13/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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