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The Winding Stream (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,249Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $72,672 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $72,672
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The Winding Stream is a story about the family at the heart of American roots music—The Carters and Cashes. Starting with the Original Carter Family—A.P., Sara and Maybelle—the film traces the trio’s early musical success, the transformation of the act into The Carter Sisters, June Carter’s marriage to legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day Carter family to keep the music alive. Part history, part performance, part family saga, the film illuminates the Carter’s musical and cultural contributions and features a who’s who of Americana music including Johnny Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more. Includes a compelling appearance by Johnny Cash in one of his last interviews.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,812 $31,249
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,801-17,900) 17,895 $31,249
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,375 $31,249

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 16th, 2015 (Limited) by Argot Pictures, released as The Winding Steam
Video Release: May 17th, 2016 by Virgil Films and Entertainment, released as The Winding Steam
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Music Industry, Musicians, Singers, Country and Western Music, Archive Footage
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Argot Pictures, Beth Harrington Productions
Production Countries: United States


Johnny Cash    Himself
Sheryl Crow    Herself
Mike Seeger    Himself
Rhiannon Giddens    Herself
Hubby Jenkins    Himself
Grey DiLisle    Herself
George Jones    Himself
John Prine    Himself
Joe Ely    Himself
Jeff Hannah    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Beth Harrington    Producer
Amy Harrington    Producer
Nancy Harrington    Producer
David Vernier    Executive Producer
Christine Vernier    Executive Producer
Michael Gandsey    Sound Designer
Tom Shrider    Director of Photography
Greg Snider    Editor
Maryam Soleiman    Music Supervisor

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/18 58 $3,660   3 $1,220   $5,588 1
2016/01/01 68 $2,013   1 $2,013   $9,566 3
2016/01/08 71 $3,311 +64% 1 $3,311   $16,408 4
2016/01/22 75 $863   1 $863   $18,389 6
2016/01/29 78 $518 -40% 1 $518   $19,808 7
2016/04/22 73 $5,277   3 $1,759   $28,766 19

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/11 80 $1,928   1 $1,928   $1,928 1
2015/12/18 59 $5,625 +192% 3 $1,875   $7,553 2
2016/01/01 65 $5,544   1 $5,544   $13,097 4
2016/01/08 70 $4,429 -20% 1 $4,429   $17,526 5
2016/01/22 77 $1,764   1 $1,764   $19,290 7
2016/01/29 87 $786 -55% 1 $786   $20,076 8
2016/02/05 73 $3,413 +334% 2 $1,707   $23,489 9
2016/04/22 77 $7,760   3 $2,587   $31,249 20

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