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Upstream Color (2013)

Upstream Color poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $444,098Details
International Box Office $140,783Details
Worldwide Box Office $584,881
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,001-9,100) 9,050 $444,098
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,801-8,900) 8,870 $140,783
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,101-12,200) 12,158 $584,881
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,387 $444,098

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 5th, 2013 (Limited) by erbp Film
Video Release: May 7th, 2013 by erbp
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Parasite, Narcotics, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Romance, Avant Garde
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: erbp
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2013 Theater Average 29 $28,649 Apr 5, 2013 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Andrew Sensenig    Sampler
Thiago Martins    Thief
Kathy Carruth    Orchid Mother
Meredith Burke    Orchid Daughter

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

Production and Technical Credits

Shane Carruth    Screenwriter
Casey Gooden    Producer
Ben Leclair    Producer
Meredith Burke    Co-Producer
Shane Carruth    Director of Photography
Thomas Walker    Production Designer
David Lowery    Editor
Shane Carruth    Composer
Shane Carruth    Producer

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

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 7th, 2013

May 7th, 2013

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Weekend Estimates: 42 Hits Home Run

April 14th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

April 9th, 2013

The buzz certainly helped Trance, as it earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $32,786 in four theaters. This is not quite as good as Danny Boyle's previous two limited releases, but if it doesn't reach at least one major milestone, I would be shocked. Upstream Color rode the best reviews of the week to second place with $28,649 in its lone theater. The Company You Keep was right behind with an average of $26,344 in five theaters. Mixed reviews will likely hold down its potential to expand. The Place Beyond the Pines was the only holdover to reach the $10,000 mark. It expanded to 30 theaters, but still managed an impressive average of $23,446. More...

Limited Releases: Are Any Limited Releases Worth Keeping?

April 5th, 2013

As usual, there is an eclectic mix of limited releases, including some that have earned some advance buzz, like Trance and The Company You Keep, which should help them at the box office. The best reviewed film of the week is Upstream Color, but it is probably too weird to thrive outside of the art house circuit. It might be too weird to thrive within the art house circuit. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/04/05 56 $28,649   1 $28,649   $28,649 1
2013/04/12 40 $71,220 +149% 11 $6,475   $109,951 2
2013/04/19 40 $69,260 -3% 30 $2,309   $211,396 3
2013/04/26 43 $48,530 -30% 43 $1,129   $293,586 4
2013/05/03 52 $32,180 -34% 32 $1,006   $352,376 5
2013/05/10 53 $25,580 -21% 18 $1,421   $401,157 6
2013/05/17 78 $6,520 -75% 11 $593   $415,067 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/04/05 58 $38,731   1 $38,731   $38,731 1
2013/04/12 39 $103,405 +167% 11 $9,400   $142,136 2
2013/04/19 39 $102,920 n/c 30 $3,431   $245,056 3
2013/04/26 43 $75,140 -27% 43 $1,747   $320,196 4
2013/05/03 46 $55,381 -26% 31 $1,786   $375,577 5
2013/05/10 59 $32,970 -40% 18 $1,832   $408,547 6
2013/05/17 71 $12,805 -61% 10 $1,281   $421,352 7
2013/05/24 75 $7,756 -39% 6 $1,293   $429,108 8
2013/05/31 66 $8,134 +5% 8 $1,017   $437,242 9
2013/06/07 82 $5,076 -38% 4 $1,269   $442,318 10
2013/06/14 98 $788 -84% 2 $394   $443,106 11
2013/06/21 96 $992 +26% 2 $496   $444,098 12

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