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Tusk (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,821,983Details
International Box Office $35,705Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,857,688
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $230,479 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $334,559 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $565,038
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A podcaster named Wallace finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe, a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 19th, 2014 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: October 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: December 30th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violence/gore, language and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2332, 7/23/2014)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Franchise: The True North Trilogy
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Keywords: Body Horror, Based on an UNTRUE Story, Internet, Intertitle, Gratuitous Cameos, Suicide, Voiceover/Narration, Confined to a Wheelchair, Wheelchair Hoax, Non-Chronological, World War II, Orphan, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Government Corruption, Religious, Child Abuse, Sex Crimes, Relationships Gone Wrong, Intentional B Movie , Epilogue, Digital Cinematography
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Demarest Films, XYZ Films, SModcast Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

Michael Parks    Howard Howe
Justin Long    Wallace
Haley Joel Osment    Teddy
Genesis Rodriguez    Allison
Johnny Depp    Guy Lapointe
Harley Morenstein    Border Agent
Ralph Garman    Detective Frank Garman
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith    Gimli Slider Waitress
Harley Quinn Smith    Girl Clerk #1
Lily-Rose Depp    Girl Clerk #2
Ashley Greene    Convenience Store Customer
Doug Banks    Kill Bill Kid
Zak Knutson    Ernest Hemingway
Matt Shively    Young Howe

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Production and Technical Credits

Kevin Smith    Screenwriter
Shannon McIntosh    Producer
Sam Englebardt    Producer
William D. Johnson    Producer
David S. Greathouse    Producer
Jennifer Schwalbach    Executive Producer
Nate Bolotin    Executive Producer
Nick Spicer    Executive Producer
John D. Kretschmer    Production Designer
Kevin Smith    Editor
Christopher Drake    Composer
James R. Laxton*    Director of Photography
Jason Ruder    Music Supervisor
Luci Wilson    Set Decorator
Stephan Beck    Set Designer
Maya Lieberman    Costume Designer
Larry Long    Sound Mixer
Joel Dougherty    Sound Designer
Joel Dougherty    Re-recording Mixer
David Altenau    Visual Effects Supervisor
Tim Jacobsen    Visual Effects Producer
Fuse FX    Visual Effects
Robert Kurtzman    Special Make-up Effects
Larry Bivins    Special Effects Supervisor
Jenny Hinkey    Line Producer
Jason Mewes    Associate Producer
Jordan Monsanto    Associate Producer
Chris Parkinson    Assistant Director
Alisa Fredericks    Assistant Director
Dino Muccio    Stunt Coordinator
Cal Johnson    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 30th, 2014

December 28th, 2014

Christmas day is the single biggest gift-giving day of the year... so it makes total sense that the week after Christmas is a terrible week to release any new DVDs or Blu-rays. The week is better than you would expect with a few notable releases, including The Equalizer, which earned just over $100 million during its theatrical run. It is also one of the best releases on this week's list and with solid extras, the Blu-ray is a contender for Pick of the Week. The other two contenders are Banshee: Season 2 on DVD or Blu-ray and Shameless: Season 4 on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. It was a bit of a coin toss, but in the end I went with Shameless. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Tusk

December 28th, 2014

Tusk is the latest film from Kevin Smith, who has a mixed track record at the box office. He has made some amazing movies, like Clerks and Chasing Amy. However, he has also made some serious misses, like Cop Out. Is this one of his better films? Or is this another recent miss? More...

Per Theater Chart: Proud Result for Not Cool

October 1st, 2014

Not Cool poster

There were only three films in the $10,000 club and it was a holdover leading the way. Not Cool pulled in $24,964 in one theater for a two-weekend total of $35,688. The best new release was Pride with an average of $13,662 in six theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was also the number one film on the overall box office, The Equalizer, with an average of $10,549. More...

Per Theater Chart: Yellow Day Opens in the Black

September 24th, 2014

Yellow Day poster

Awards Season might have begun, as there were six new releases in the $10,000 club this past weekend. Leading the way was Yellow Day, with an estimated $31,000 in one theater. 20,000 Days of Earth was close behind with $27,879 over the weekend and $30,969 over five days, also in one theater. Pump! earned an average of $14,059 in three theaters, which is particularly good for a documentary. A fellow documentary, Art and Craft, was next with an average of $11,500 in two theaters. Not Cool debuted with $10,329 on one theater, which is surprisingly strong, given its lack of reviews. Likewise, Hector and the Search for Happiness earned bad reviews, but still managed an average of $10,212 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Maze Runner Boosts Box Office

September 21st, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

The Maze Runner will be the first film to top $30 million at the box office in six weeks, bringing a welcome boost to the industry at the beginning of the Fall season. With $32.5 million projected for the weekend, and overall positive reviews, Fox could have a modest new franchise on its hands. Things look less rosy for the weekend’s other wide releases. A Walk Among the Tombstones will have a disappointing debut around $13 million—the worst result for a wide release starring Liam Neeson since K-19: The Widowmaker back in 2002, or, if one takes inflation into account, the 1998 version of Les Miserables. This is Where I Leave You lands with a projected $11.86 million, and reviews that aren’t good enough to give it much hope of redemption via word of mouth. More...

Weekend Predictions: Which New Release Will Get Off to a Running Start?

September 18th, 2014

The Maze Runner poster

There are a trio of new wide releases this week, led by The Maze Runner, which is expected to top the box office chart and it is also currently earning the best reviews, although it is so close that it could change with a single new negative review. (It did change about five minutes after writing that, as it fell to second place.) The buzz for A Walk Among the Tombstones hasn't grown like I thought it would, but it still looks on pace to become a midlevel hit. On the other hand, This is Where I Leave You's chances are weakening and it looks like it won't finish in the top three. There is some good news. This weekend last year, Prisoners was the only film to earn more than $20 million, while Insidious Chapter 2 was the only other film to earn more than $10 million. This weekend, we could have five films earning more than $10 million and the number one film could earn more than $30 million. More...

2014 Preview: September

September 1st, 2014

The Equalizer poster

August was a great month, it is as simple as that. Not only did Guardians of the Galaxy break records, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit as well. These early gains led to an extended winning streak in the year-over-year comparison. Granted, 2014 is still more than $300 million behind 2013, but this is substantially less than the gap was before the month. Can September maintain this run? I'm not sure. Last September was strong compared to most Septembers with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 earning more than $100 million while Insidious Chapter 2 came relatively close. This year, there likely won't be any $100 million hits, but I think The Equalizer should at least come close. Meanwhile, there are some who think The Maze Runner will be the biggest hit of the month, but I'm not among them. There have been too many similar releases that have struggled to think this one will be a hit. I think September will get off to a terrible start, but overall I think it will be close to last year. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/19 - $846,831   602 $1,407   $846,831 1
2014/09/26 20 $292,478 -65% 449 $651   $1,427,014 2
2014/10/03 38 $77,423 -74% 86 $900   $1,640,038 3
2014/10/17 57 $25,656   31 $828   $1,731,686 5
2014/10/24 58 $23,587 -8% 27 $874   $1,772,002 6
2014/10/31 62 $15,621 -34% 16 $976   $1,804,294 7
2014/11/07 64 $9,865 -37% 10 $987   $1,821,983 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 11 $370,000   602 $615   $370,000 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/19 14 $1,134,536   602 $1,885   $1,134,536 1
2014/09/26 21 $428,079 -62% 449 $953   $1,562,615 2
2014/10/17 58 $42,385   31 $1,367   $1,748,415 5
2014/10/24 59 $40,258 -5% 27 $1,491   $1,788,673 6
2014/10/31 61 $23,445 -42% 16 $1,465   $1,812,118 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/10/2014 $14,992 5 5 14 $35,705 10/11/2017
International Total$35,705 10/11/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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