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Take Me to the River (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $68,598Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $17,254 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $17,254
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A celebration of the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,701-11,800) 11,709 $68,598
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,401-16,500) 16,456 $68,598
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,466 $68,598

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 12th, 2014 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
Video Release: February 5th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, language and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2335, 8/13/2014)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, African-American, Poverty, Voiceover/Narration, Rhythm and Blues
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Social Capital Films
Production Countries: United States


Terrence Howard    Narrator


Snoop Dogg    Himself
Mavis Staples    Herself
Charles Skip Pitts    Himself
Al Kapone    Himself
Frayser Boy    Himself
William Bell    Himself
Otis Clay    Himself
Yo Gotti    Himself
Bobby Rush    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Martin Shore    Producer
Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell*    Producer
Jerry Harrison    Producer
Dan Sameha    Producer
Brett Leonard    Producer
Cody Dickinson    Producer
Martin Shore    Screenwriter
Jerry Harrison    Screenwriter
Zac Stanford    Screenwriter
Maxx Gillman    Editor
Julie Janata    Editor
Cody Dickinson    Composer
Jonathan Black    Director of Photography

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

Per Theater Chart: Skeletons Eat Their Fill

September 17th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There were a number of films in the $10,000 club this weekend, led by The Skeleton Twins, which earned an average of $25,379 in 15 theaters. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was next up with an average of $19,295 in four theaters. Both of these films have lots of room to expand. My Old Lady also did well with an average of $11,335 in 11 theaters, which is more impressive, because it was a Wednesday release. On the other hand, its reviews are merely good and likely not good enough to thrive in limited release. No Good Deed was right behind with an average of $11,150 in nearly 2,200 theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Skeleton Key to Box Office Success

September 12th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There's a large number of limited releases, including a few that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. One of these is The Drop, but it is opening in too many theaters and I think that will hurt it at the box office. If I were to guess, The Skeleton Twins will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/12 55 $25,588   12 $2,132   $25,588 1
2014/09/19 71 $9,028 -65% 7 $1,290   $44,102 2
2014/09/26 68 $8,334 -8% 13 $641   $57,831 3
2014/10/03 90 $1,214 -85% 4 $304   $63,720 4
2014/10/10 103 $309 -75% 1 $309   $65,516 5
2014/10/24 98 $1,500   2 $750   $68,598 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/12 58 $35,074   12 $2,923   $35,074 1
2014/09/19 67 $13,423 -62% 7 $1,918   $48,497 2
2014/09/26 68 $13,009 -3% 13 $1,001   $62,506 3
2014/10/03 91 $2,701 -79% 4 $675   $65,207 4
2014/10/10 98 $1,209 -55% 1 $1,209   $66,416 5
2014/10/17 106 $682 -44% 1 $682   $67,098 6

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