Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,044,039Details
International Box Office $7,034,644
Worldwide Box Office $8,078,683
Further financial details...

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  4. Video Sales
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Synopsis

Welcome to the Melbourne underworld, where tensions are building between dangerous criminals and equally dangerous police. The Wild West played out on the city's streets. Armed robber Pope Cody is in hiding, on the run from a gang of renegade detectives who want him dead. His business partner and best friend, Barry 'Baz' Brown, wants out of the game, recognizing that their days of old-school banditry are all but over. Pope's younger brother, the speed-addicted and volatile Craig Cody, is making a fortune in the illicit substances trade - the true cash cow of the modern criminal fraternity - while the youngest Cody brother, Darren, naively navigates his way through this criminal world - the only world his family has ever known. And into this world arrives their nephew, Joshua 'J' Cody. Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon discovers, this world is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. When tensions between family and police reach a bloody peak, J finds himself at the center of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns the family upside down, and which also threatens to ensnare innocent bystanders such as his girlfriend, Nicky. One senior cop, Nathan Leckie, must lure J into the police fold and then shepherd him through a complex minefield of witness protection, corrupt cops, slippery lawyers and a paranoid and vengeful underworld. J comes to realize that in order to survive he must determine how the game is played - he must somehow choose his place in this cunning and brutal animal kingdom. He must work out where he fits.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
97% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,200,000
Domestic Releases: August 13th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA Rating: R for violence, drug content and pervasive language
(Rating bulletin 2115, 4/7/2010)
Keywords: Coming of Age, Narcotics, Organized Crime, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Porchlight Films, Screen Australia, Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Fulcrum Media Finance, Showtime Australia

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/06 39 $38,285   56 $684   $574,789 25
2011/02/21 93 $130   2 $65   $1,041,082 193

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/08/13 41 $61,968   7 $8,853   $61,968 3
2010/08/20 38 $101,440 +64% 22 $4,611   $198,482 10
2010/08/27 38 $123,594 +22% 39 $3,169   $372,511 17
2010/09/03 41 $111,583 -10% 56 $1,993   $536,504 24
2010/09/10 40 $110,171 -1% 61 $1,806   $718,873 31
2010/09/17 47 $53,720 -51% 57 $942   $817,134 38
2010/09/24 61 $28,195 -48% 45 $627   $870,699 45
2010/10/01 74 $14,117 -50% 32 $441   $899,455 52
2010/10/08 76 $9,746 -31% 26 $375   $918,090 59
2010/10/15 76 $10,316 +6% 19 $543   $934,843 66
2010/10/22 72 $8,259 -20% 13 $635   $949,432 73
2010/10/29 65 $12,388 +50% 17 $729   $966,408 80
2010/11/05 72 $8,821 -29% 12 $735   $981,934 87
2010/11/12 90 $3,437 -61% 8 $430   $989,764 94
2010/11/19 62 $9,503 +176% 15 $634   $1,000,690 101
2010/11/26 81 $3,520 -63% 5 $704   $1,008,742 108
2010/12/03 109 $670 -81% 3 $223   $1,011,097 115
2010/12/17 98 $389   1 $389   $1,011,756 129
2010/12/24 70 $2,031 +422% 5 $406   $1,013,935 136
2010/12/31 84 $1,636 -19% 2 $818   $1,016,417 143
2011/01/07 82 $1,594 -3% 4 $399   $1,018,718 150
2011/01/21 92 $843   2 $422   $1,023,849 164
2011/01/28 63 $6,154 +630% 11 $559   $1,030,288 171
2011/02/04 73 $3,813 -38% 4 $953   $1,036,519 178
2011/02/11 89 $1,706 -55% 2 $853   $1,040,032 185
2011/02/18 108 $450 -74% 2 $225   $1,040,952 192
2011/02/25 103 $336 -25% 1 $336   $1,041,723 199
2011/03/04 109 $297 -12% 1 $297   $1,042,349 206
2011/03/11 105 $1,042 +251% 3 $347   $1,043,798 213

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Cast

Ben Mendelsohn    Andrew "Pope" Cody
Joel Edgerton    Barry "Baz" Brown
Guy Pearce    Det. Senior Sgt. Nathan Leckie
Luke Ford    Darren Cody
Jacki Weaver    Janine "Smurf" Cody
Sullivan Stapleton    Craig Cody
James Frecheville    Joshua "J" Cody
Daniel Wyllie    Ezra White
Anthony Hayes    Det. Justin Norris
Laura Wheelwrite    Nicky Henry
Mirrah Foulkes    Catherine Brown
Justin Rosniak    Det. Randall Roache
Susan Prior    Alicia Henry
Clayton Jacobson    Gus Emery

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Liz Watts
Executive Producer    Bec Smith
Executive Producer    Vincent Sheehan
Director    David Michod
Screenwriter    David Michod