Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,014,696Details
International Box Office $5,524,307
Worldwide Box Office $8,539,003
Further financial details...

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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Albert Nobbs is a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
56% - Rotten
Audience
48% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,500,000
Domestic Releases: December 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: May 15th, 2012 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality, brief nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2192, 10/5/2011)
Running Time: 113 minutes
Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Unexpected Pregnancy, Domestic Abuse, Death of a Spouse, Sex Crimes, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Transexual, Costume Drama, Love Triangle, Romance, LGBT, Cross-Dressing
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Liddell Entertainment, Roadside Attractions

Cast

   Albert Nobbs
Aaron Johnson    Joe
Mia Wasikowska    Helen
Brendan Gleeson    Holloran
Janet McTeer    Hubert
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers    Viscount Yarrell
Paulene Collins    Mrs. Baker
Brenda Fricker    Polly

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Glenn Close
Screenwriter    Gabriella Prekop
Screenwriter    John Banville
Adapted from a short story by George Moore    George Moore
Producer    Bonnie Curtis
Producer    Julie Lynn
Producer    Allan Moloney
Production Designer    Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Director of Photography    Michael McDonough
Costume    Pierre-Yves Gayraud
Editor    Steven Weisberg
Make-Up    Matthew W. Mungle
Composer    Brian Byrne

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/27 - $195,251   245 $797   $245,502 38
2012/01/28 - $299,652 +53% 245 $1,223   $545,154 39
2012/01/29 - $201,185 -33% 245 $821   $746,339 40
2012/01/30 - $67,429 -66% 245 $275   $813,768 41
2012/01/31 - $79,433 +18% 245 $324   $893,201 42
2012/02/01 - $72,835 -8% 245 $297   $966,036 43
2012/02/02 - $71,907 -1% 245 $293   $1,037,943 44
2012/02/03 - $138,068 +92% 245 $564   $1,176,011 45
2012/02/04 - $233,277 +69% 245 $952   $1,409,288 46
2012/02/05 - $119,417 -49% 245 $487   $1,528,705 47
2012/02/06 - $51,453 -57% 245 $210   $1,580,158 48
2012/02/07 - $66,614 +29% 245 $272   $1,646,772 49
2012/02/08 - $58,040 -13% 245 $237   $1,704,812 50
2012/02/09 - $54,767 -6% 245 $224   $1,759,579 51
2012/02/10 - $70,268 +28% 151 $465   $1,829,847 52
2012/02/11 - $122,948 +75% 151 $814   $1,952,795 53
2012/02/12 - $81,507 -34% 151 $540   $2,034,302 54
2012/02/17 - $43,811   119 $368   $2,208,375 59
2012/02/18 - $81,461 +86% 119 $685   $2,289,836 60
2012/02/19 - $67,769 -17% 119 $569   $2,357,605 61
2012/02/20 - $52,942 -22% 119 $445   $2,410,547 62
2012/02/24 - $34,529   100 $345   $2,516,106 66
2012/02/25 - $64,645 +87% 100 $646   $2,580,751 67
2012/02/26 - $29,877 -54% 100 $299   $2,610,628 68
2012/02/27 - $11,157 -63% 100 $112   $2,621,785 69
2012/02/28 - $12,747 +14% 100 $127   $2,634,532 70
2012/02/29 - $11,912 -7% 100 $119   $2,646,444 71
2012/03/01 - $12,704 +7% 100 $127   $2,659,148 72
2012/03/02 - $14,597 +15% 68 $215   $2,673,745 73
2012/03/03 - $30,131 +106% 68 $443   $2,703,876 74
2012/03/04 - $20,472 -32% 68 $301   $2,724,348 75
2012/03/05 - $6,312 -69% 68 $93   $2,730,660 76
2012/03/06 - $8,090 +28% 68 $119   $2,738,750 77
2012/03/07 - $7,068 -13% 68 $104   $2,745,818 78
2012/03/08 - $7,234 +2% 68 $106   $2,753,052 79
2012/03/09 - $9,955 +38% 45 $221   $2,763,007 80
2012/03/10 - $17,435 +75% 45 $387   $2,780,442 81
2012/03/11 - $10,926 -37% 45 $243   $2,791,368 82
2012/03/12 - $6,267 -43% 45 $139   $2,797,635 83
2012/03/13 - $5,189 -17% 45 $115   $2,802,824 84
2012/03/14 - $5,247 +1% 45 $117   $2,808,071 85
2012/03/15 - $6,272 +20% 45 $139   $2,814,343 86
2012/03/16 - $8,759 +40% 48 $182   $2,823,102 87
2012/03/17 - $13,083 +49% 48 $273   $2,836,185 88
2012/03/18 - $10,103 -23% 48 $210   $2,846,288 89
2012/03/19 - $4,018 -60% 48 $84   $2,850,306 90
2012/03/20 - $4,635 +15% 48 $97   $2,854,941 91
2012/03/21 - $4,581 -1% 48 $95   $2,859,522 92
2012/03/22 - $5,199 +13% 48 $108   $2,864,721 93
2012/03/23 - $6,994 +35% 44 $159   $2,871,715 94
2012/03/24 - $13,700 +96% 44 $311   $2,885,415 95
2012/03/25 - $9,613 -30% 44 $218   $2,895,028 96
2012/03/26 - $4,363 -55% 44 $99   $2,899,391 97
2012/03/27 - $4,233 -3% 44 $96   $2,903,624 98
2012/03/28 - $5,620 +33% 44 $128   $2,909,244 99
2012/03/29 - $4,712 -16% 44 $107   $2,913,956 100
2012/03/30 - $5,487 +16% 29 $189   $2,919,443 101
2012/03/31 - $9,419 +72% 29 $325   $2,928,862 102
2012/04/01 - $7,580 -20% 29 $261   $2,936,442 103
2012/04/02 - $4,760 -37% 29 $164   $2,941,202 104
2012/04/03 - $5,043 +6% 29 $174   $2,946,245 105
2012/04/04 - $2,524 -50% 29 $87   $2,948,769 106
2012/04/05 - $1,697 -33% 29 $59   $2,950,506 107
2012/04/06 - $4,064 +139% 30 $135   $2,954,570 108
2012/04/07 - $5,237 +29% 30 $175   $2,959,807 109
2012/04/08 - $2,668 -49% 30 $89   $2,962,475 110
2012/04/09 - $2,132 -20% 30 $71   $2,964,607 111
2012/04/10 - $2,245 +5% 30 $75   $2,966,852 112
2012/04/11 - $2,692 +20% 30 $90   $2,969,544 113
2012/04/12 - $2,673 -1% 30 $89   $2,972,217 114
2012/04/13 - $1,010 -62% 12 $84   $2,973,227 115
2012/04/14 - $2,204 +118% 12 $184   $2,975,431 116
2012/04/15 - $4,756 +116% 12 $396   $2,980,187 117
2012/04/16 - $8,197 +72% 12 $683   $2,988,384 118
2012/04/17 - $1,752 -79% 12 $146   $2,990,136 119
2012/04/18 - $2,077 +19% 12 $173   $2,992,213 120
2012/04/19 - $374 -82% 12 $31   $2,992,587 121
2012/04/20 - $955 +155% 15 $64   $2,993,542 122
2012/04/21 - $3,493 +266% 15 $233   $2,997,035 123
2012/04/22 - $1,201 -66% 15 $80   $2,998,236 124
2012/04/23 - $559 -53% 15 $37   $2,998,795 125
2012/04/24 - $1,023 +83% 15 $68   $2,999,818 126
2012/04/25 - $457 -55% 15 $30   $3,000,275 127
2012/04/26 - $1,871 +309% 15 $125   $3,002,146 128
2012/04/27 - $1,242 -34% 16 $78   $3,003,388 129
2012/04/28 - $2,577 +107% 16 $161   $3,005,965 130
2012/04/29 - $3,137 +22% 16 $196   $3,009,102 131
2012/05/04 - $521   5 $104   $3,011,725 136
2012/05/05 - $711 +36% 5 $142   $3,012,436 137
2012/05/06 - $1,193 +68% 5 $239   $3,013,629 138
2012/05/11 - $386   2 $193   $3,014,252 143
2012/05/12 - $39 -90% 2 $20   $3,014,291 144
2012/05/13 - $250 +541% 2 $125   $3,014,541 145
2012/05/14 - $40 -84% 2 $20   $3,014,581 146
2012/05/15 - $7 -83% 2 $4   $3,014,588 147
2012/05/16 - $88 +1,157% 2 $44   $3,014,676 148
2012/05/17 - $20 -77% 2 $10   $3,014,696 149

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/27 23 $696,088   245 $2,841   $746,339 40
2012/02/03 26 $490,762 -29% 245 $2,003   $1,528,705 47
2012/02/10 31 $274,723 -44% 151 $1,819   $2,034,302 54
2012/02/17 38 $193,041 -30% 119 $1,622   $2,357,605 61
2012/02/24 41 $129,051 -33% 100 $1,291   $2,610,628 68
2012/03/02 48 $65,200 -49% 68 $959   $2,724,348 75
2012/03/09 58 $38,356 -41% 45 $852   $2,791,368 82
2012/03/16 59 $31,945 -17% 48 $666   $2,846,288 89
2012/03/23 55 $30,307 -5% 44 $689   $2,895,028 96
2012/03/30 62 $22,486 -26% 29 $775   $2,936,482 103
2012/04/06 69 $11,969 -47% 30 $399   $2,962,475 110
2012/04/13 73 $7,970 -33% 12 $664   $2,980,187 117
2012/04/20 83 $5,649 -29% 15 $377   $2,998,236 124
2012/04/27 82 $6,956 +23% 16 $435   $3,009,102 131
2012/05/04 92 $2,425 -65% 5 $485   $3,013,629 138
2012/05/11 108 $675 -72% 2 $338   $3,014,541 145

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