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Tower (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $101,987Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $46,533 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $46,533
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August 1st 1966 was the day our innocence was shattered. A sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event. Based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes and survivors, in a seamless and suspenseful retelling of the unfolding tragedy. The film highlights the fear, confusion, and visceral realities that changed the lives of those present, and the rest of us, forever — a day when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,161 $101,987
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,301-15,400) 15,382 $101,987
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,032 $101,987

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 12th, 2016 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: March 21st, 2017 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Mass Shooting, Animated Sequences, 1960s, Texas, Crowdfunding
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: ITVS, Tower Documentary LLC, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Neal Spelce
   Claire Wilson James

Supporting Cast

Cole Bee Wilson    Tom Eckman
Aldo Ordonez    Aleck Hernandez Jr.
Blair Jackson    Houston McCoy
Vicky Ilik    Brenda Bell
Chris Doubek    Allen Crum
Seamus Bolivar-Ochoa    John “Artly Snuff” Fox
Louie Arnette    Ramiro “Ray” Martinez
Josephine McAdam    Rita Starpattern

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Production and Technical Credits

Keith Maitland    Producer
Susan Thomson    Producer
Megan Gilbride    Producer
Hillary Pierce    Coordinating Producer
Luke Wilson    Executive Producer
Steve Eckelman    Executive Producer
Amy Rapp    Executive Producer
Pamela Colloff    Executive Producer
Meredith Vieira    Executive Producer

Home Market Releases for March 21st, 2017

March 21st, 2017


It is an interesting week on the home market with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dominating the competition. However, it is only coming out on Video on Demand and doesn’t come out till Friday. As for Tuesday releases, there are a few contenders, but no film that immediately jumps out as the Pick of the Week. If you go with quality, extras, and overall audience appeal, then Sing on Blu-ray Combo Pack comes out on top. I would also definitely checkout Insecure: Season One and Lifeboat, if you don’t already own the latter. More...

2016 - Awards Season: PGA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017


The Producers Guild of America finally finished announcing their nominations. (They spread out their announcements for reasons I’ve never quite understood.) Most of the films on this list have already earned more than a few previous nominations. We appear to be settling into a predictable Awards Season. More...

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October 19th, 2016

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As for films that are a lot easier to deal with, Miss Hokusai topped that chart with an average of $12,262 in two theaters. This is another hit for GKIDS. Certain Women was right behind with an average of $12,180 in five theaters. Christine was playing in just one theater, earning $11,744. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Oh No, You have to Go to Limited Releases!

October 14th, 2016

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There are a ton of limited releases earning great reviews this week. Perhaps too many of them. Some, like Shin Godzilla, have more popular appeal, but many of them, like Tower, are aiming for Oscar Glory. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/14 68 $8,542   5 $1,708   $16,615 1
2016/10/21 67 $15,392 +80% 3 $5,131   $38,730 2
2016/10/28 66 $9,340 -39% 5 $1,868   $58,014 3
2016/11/04 59 $9,695 +4% 10 $970   $74,988 4
2016/11/11 77 $2,841 -71% 8 $355   $84,292 5
2016/12/02 73 $2,680   2 $1,340   $94,329 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/07 97 $3,072   1 $3,072   $8,073 1
2016/10/14 69 $15,265 +397% 8 $1,908   $23,338 2
2016/10/21 67 $25,072 +64% 3 $8,357   $48,410 3
2016/10/28 62 $16,619 -34% 8 $2,077   $65,293 4
2016/11/04 58 $16,158 -3% 13 $1,243   $81,451 5
2016/11/11 79 $4,748 -71% 9 $528   $86,199 6
2016/11/18 72 $5,087 +7% 3 $1,696   $91,286 7
2016/11/25 122 $363 -93% 1 $363   $91,649 8
2016/12/02 78 $4,352 +1,099% 3 $1,451   $96,001 9
2016/12/09 82 $2,813 -35% 4 $703   $98,814 10
2017/03/17 84 $273   1 $273   $99,185 24
2017/03/24 79 $467 +71% 2 $234   $99,702 25
2017/04/07 75 $2,285   2 $1,143   $101,987 27

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