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The ABCs of Death (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,832Details
International Box Office $13,304Details
Worldwide Box Office $35,136
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The ABC's OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,762 $21,832
All Time International Box Office 8,556 $13,304
All Time Worldwide Box Office 15,212 $35,136
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,420 $21,832

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 8th, 2016 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: March 8th, 2013 (Limited) (Denmark)
April 26th, 2013 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: May 21st, 2013 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 129 minutes
Franchise: ABC's of Death
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Keywords: Segments, Animal Lead, Animals Gone Bad, Animated Sequences, Monster, Voiceover/Narration, Slow Motion Scene, Prostitution, Accidental Death, Narcotics, Hallucinations, Drug Overdose
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Magnet Films, Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films
Production Countries: New Zealand,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 8,224 $708 Mar 29, 2013 28
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,886 $708 Mar 29, 2013 28
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,260 $708 Mar 29, 2013 28
Theater Average Limited Release 45,124 $708 Mar 29, 2013 28
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 1,649 $708 Mar 29, 2013 28
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,457 $2,558 Mar 22, 2013 21
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,885 $2,558 Mar 22, 2013 21
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,390 $365 Mar 22, 2013 21
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,260 $3,784 Mar 15, 2013 14
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,437 $3,784 Mar 15, 2013 14
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,405 $270 Mar 15, 2013 14
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,362 $10,110 Mar 8, 2013 7
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,409 $10,110 Mar 8, 2013 7
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,921 $532 Mar 8, 2013 7
Never Wide Domestic 6,562 $21,832 May 21, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,019 $21,832 May 21, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,922 0 May 21, 2013 0

Production and Technical Credits

Director of Apocalypse   
Director of Bigfoot   
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Director of Gravity   
Director of Hydro-Electirc Diffusion   
Director of Ingrown   
Director of Jidai-Geki   
Director of Klutz   
Director of Libido   
Director of Miscarriage   
Director of Nuptials   
Director of Orgasm   
Director of Orgasm   
Director of Pressure   
Director of Quack   
Director of Quack   
Director of Removed   
Director of Speed   
Director of Toilet   
Director of Unearthed   
Director of Vagitus   
Director of WTF!   
Director of XXL   
Director of Youngbuck   
Director of Zetsumetsu   
Producer    Ant Timpson
Producer    Tim League

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 21st, 2013

May 23rd, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Somebody Up There Likes These Films

March 13th, 2013

There were a trio of films to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Somebody Up There Likes Me earned first place with $34,362 in its one theater. The overall number one film, Oz the Great and Powerful, earned second place with an average of $20,223 in nearly 4,000 theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was The We and the I, which managed $10,774 in one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Death of Limited Releases

March 8th, 2013

Last week, the film with the most buzz was Stoker, but it only had good not great reviews. It still started very well at the box office, thanks in part to the buzz. This week, the film with the most buzz is The ABCs of Death; however, its reviews are really bad. There are some films earning great reviews, like Electrick Children, but none have really loud buzz. Maybe there will be a surprise hit, but it could be a slow week for limited releases. There are also two Canadian films opening this week, Hit 'n Strum and Ferocious. Check the First Weekend Club for more details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/08 76 $10,110   19 $532   $10,110 7
2013/03/15 86 $3,784 -63% 14 $270   $15,470 14
2013/03/22 97 $2,558 -32% 7 $365   $19,621 21
2013/03/29 111 $708 -72% 1 $708   $21,660 28

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/08 77 $11,686   19 $615   $11,686 7
2013/03/15 86 $5,377 -54% 14 $384   $17,063 14
2013/03/22 98 $3,889 -28% 7 $556   $20,952 21
2013/03/29 113 $880 -77% 1 $880   $21,832 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Denmark 3/8/2013 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Kingdom 4/26/2013 $13,304 26 26 26 $13,304 12/14/2015
International Total$13,304 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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