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The Apparition (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,936,819Details
International Box Office $5,700,462Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,637,281
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly and Ben discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, Patrick, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force.

Metrics

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Critics
3% - Rotten
Audience
24% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 24th, 2012 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: August 23rd, 2012 (Wide) (Singapore)
August 30th, 2012 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
September 6th, 2012 (Wide) (Bolivia)
September 6th, 2012 (Wide) (Chile)
September 6th, 2012 (Wide) (Peru)
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Video Release: November 27th, 2012 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for terror/frightening images and some sensuality.
(Rating bulletin 2189, 9/14/2011)
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Paranormal Investigation, Hauntings, Academics
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Dark Castle Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,679 $16,626 Oct 5, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,578 $38,104 Sep 28, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,932 $11,380 Sep 21, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,430 $46,248 Sep 14, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,853 $173,841 Sep 7, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,439 $632,262 Aug 31, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,699 $2,841,488 Aug 24, 2012 3

Cast

   Kelly
Sebastian Stan    Benl
Tom Felton    Patrick
Julianna Guill    Lydia
Luke Pasqualino    Greg
Rick Gomez    Mike
Anna Clark    Maggie
Tim Williams    Office Executive
Marty Martulis    Apparition

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Todd Lincoln
Director   
Producer    Joel Silver
Producer    Andrew Rona
Producer    Alex Heineman
Executive Producer    Steve Richards
Executive Producer    Sue Baden-Powell
Executive Producer    Daniel Alter
Director of Photography    Daniel C. Pearl
Production Designer    Steve Saklad
Editor    Jeff Betancourt
Editor    Harold Parker
Composer    Tom and Andy
Co-Producer    Richard Mirisch
Co-Producer    Adam Kuhn
Co-Producer    Charlie Woebcken
Co-Producer    Christoph Fisser
Co-Producer    Henning Molfenter
Costume Designer    Kimberly Adams
Casting Director    David H. Rapaport
Line Producer    Sebastian Neitsch
Associate Producer    Ethan Erwin
Associate Producer    Stephen Bender
First Assistant Director    Matthew Henderson
Second Assistant Director    Jason Rodgers
Stunt Coordinator    Angie Rau

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 27th, 2012

November 26th, 2012

It's not a good week on the home market, but for different reasons than last week. There are five first-run releases coming out this week, which is actually very busy. However, it is a bad week, because I'm supposed to receive screeners for for four of those five films, but so far none of have arrived. At least with Men in Black 3, there's a few more days before it is officially late, as it doesn't come out till Friday. Men in Black 3 also made more at the box office than the rest of the first run releases made combined, so there will likely be a huge gap between the first and second best selling new-release of the week. As for the best releases for the week, ParaNorman is the only real contender for Pick of the Week. The Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth owning, but if you've made the leap to 3D, then the 3D Combo Pack is worth the extra money. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Gets Possessive

September 4th, 2012

There's good news and bad news for the Labor Day long weekend. Overall, the box office was a little stronger than predicted with The Possession having the second best Labor Day long weekend opening of all time. (Only Halloween had a stronger opening.) This helped the overall box office rise 7.0% from last weekend to $104 million. However, despite this performance, the overall weekend was softer than last year down 2.5% over the three-day portion of the weekend and 3.3% over the four-day portion of the weekend. Year-to-date, 2012 still maintains a lead of 2011 at $7.61 billion to $7.34 billion. The lead is down to 3.6% in terms of revenue and just 2.4% in terms of tickets sold. We might see a further drop in attendance, which would be a huge collapse after an incredibly strong spring and early summer. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dog Days of Summer

August 27th, 2012

Ugh. That's really all I have to say. None of the new releases were able to make an impact at the box office; in fact, none of them even reached the top five. There was a new entrant in the top five, as The Dark Knight Rises rose to fifth place. That's how bad the box office was over the weekend. A film that's more than a month old returned to the top five. The best new release was Premium Rush, which only managed eighth place. Overall, the box office plummeted by 30% to just $97 million. Amazingly, this was still higher than the same weekend last year, albeit by just 4.6%. Year-to-date, 2012 maintains its lead over 2011. It is ahead of last year's pace by 4.2% at $7.43 billion to $7.13 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Expendables Leads as Openers Falter

August 26th, 2012

The Summer box office season will come to an abrupt halt this weekend as returning films dominate the chart thanks to some decidedly lackluster openings. The top holdover, The Expendables 2, will win by default with a decent second weekend of $13.5 million, according to Lionsgate's Sunday morning estimate. That's down a fairly respectable 53% from its debut figure. The standout performer among returning films is political documentary 2016: Obama's America, which is projected to earn $6.2 million from 1,091 theaters -- the best per theater average in the top 10. That film will end up in 8th place, though, after an impressive 4th place on Friday, suggesting that it has a fairly narrow, if enthusiastic, fan base. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases be Hits or will Moviegoers Run Away?

August 23rd, 2012

Last weekend there were seven films to earning more than $10 million. This weekend, it looks like none of the new releases will reach that mark, while there's a slim chance none of the holdovers will stay above that level either. Granted, it would take an epic collapse by The Expendables 2 to fail to top $10 million, but it is possible. Of the new releases, Premium Rush is the only one with a shot at $10 million. It has good reviews, but they probably won't be enough. I thought Hit and Run would be a disaster with critics, but its reviews are actually above 50% positive. On the other hand, its Wednesday opening was a disaster. Finally there's The Apparition. It is opening in less than 1000 theaters and was not screened for critics. Enough said. Last year was also terrible, so there a chance 2012 will squeak out a win. More...

Contest: Special Delivery

August 16th, 2012

Next week there are two wide releases, Premium Rush and Hit and Run. (The Apparition is set to open in only 800 theaters.) While the latter is opening in more theaters, I think the former will be the bigger hit. It has more buzz, a better cast, and a more experienced studio backing it up. As such, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Premium Rush. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Dora the Explorer: Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Dora the Explorer: Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure on DVD. Finally, one other entrant will be chosen regardless of what they predicted, and they will win the last copy of Dora the Explorer: Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure on DVD too. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2012 Preview: August

August 1st, 2012

July was another bad month with five of the seven films missing expectations. Only one matched expectations, or came close enough to call it a victory, while another film is too close to call. 2012 is still ahead of 2011, but that margin did shrink last month, despite the performance of The Dark Knight Rises, which earned $300 million during the month. Looking ahead to August, there are fourteen films opening wide, maybe fifteen, making it the busiest month in a long time. Of those releases, five or six have a shot at $100 million, while none will get much beyond that point. Maybe The Bourne Legacy will be a surprise hit and match the average of its predecessors, but most analysts wouldn't be willing to bet money on that. By comparison, last August only had two films that topped $100 million, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Help. I don't think any film opening this August will match those two films, but we have much better depth this time around. Hopefully we will be able to extend our lead this month, unlike the last two months. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/24 12 $2,841,488   810 $3,508   $2,841,488 3
2012/08/31 22 $632,262 -78% 810 $781   $4,251,121 10
2012/09/07 36 $173,841 -73% 810 $215   $4,739,362 17
2012/09/14 51 $46,248 -73% 68 $680   $4,836,414 24
2012/09/21 74 $11,380 -75% 35 $325   $4,860,487 31
2012/09/28 56 $38,104 +235% 65 $586   $4,901,283 38
2012/10/05 59 $16,626 -56% 38 $438   $4,930,798 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/24 12 $1,176,879   810 $1,453   $1,176,879 1
2012/08/25 12 $1,071,161 -9% 810 $1,322   $2,248,040 2
2012/08/26 13 $593,448 -45% 810 $733   $2,841,488 3
2012/08/27 14 $230,479 -61% 810 $285   $3,071,967 4
2012/08/28 14 $231,234 n/c 810 $285   $3,303,201 5
2012/08/29 13 $161,486 -30% 810 $199   $3,464,687 6
2012/08/30 - $154,172 -5% 810 $190   $3,618,859 7
2012/08/31 - $177,251 +15% 810 $219   $3,796,110 8
2012/09/01 - $233,034 +31% 810 $288   $4,029,144 9
2012/09/02 - $221,977 -5% 810 $274   $4,251,121 10
2012/09/03 - $157,151 -29% 810 $194   $4,408,272 11
2012/09/04 - $64,497 -59% 810 $80   $4,472,769 12
2012/09/05 - $46,494 -28% 810 $57   $4,519,263 13
2012/09/06 - $46,258 -1% 810 $57   $4,565,521 14
2012/09/07 - $50,004 +8% 276 $181   $4,615,525 15
2012/09/08 - $83,592 +67% 276 $303   $4,699,117 16
2012/09/09 - $40,245 -52% 276 $146   $4,739,362 17
2012/09/10 - $12,079 -70% 276 $44   $4,751,441 18
2012/09/11 - $14,032 +16% 276 $51   $4,765,473 19
2012/09/12 - $11,487 -18% 276 $42   $4,776,960 20
2012/09/13 - $13,206 +15% 276 $48   $4,790,166 21
2012/09/14 - $14,258 +8% 68 $210   $4,804,424 22
2012/09/15 - $21,748 +53% 68 $320   $4,826,172 23
2012/09/16 - $10,242 -53% 68 $151   $4,836,414 24
2012/09/17 - $2,975 -71% 68 $44   $4,839,389 25
2012/09/18 - $3,483 +17% 68 $51   $4,842,872 26
2012/09/19 - $2,943 -16% 68 $43   $4,845,815 27
2012/09/20 - $3,292 +12% 68 $48   $4,849,107 28
2012/09/21 - $3,425 +4% 35 $98   $4,852,532 29
2012/09/22 - $5,994 +75% 35 $171   $4,858,526 30
2012/09/23 - $1,961 -67% 35 $56   $4,860,487 31
2012/09/24 - $685 -65% 35 $20   $4,861,172 32
2012/09/25 - $660 -4% 35 $19   $4,861,832 33
2012/09/26 - $549 -17% 35 $16   $4,862,381 34
2012/09/27 - $798 +45% 35 $23   $4,863,179 35
2012/09/28 - $10,032 +1,157% 65 $154   $4,873,211 36
2012/09/29 - $17,226 +72% 65 $265   $4,890,437 37
2012/09/30 - $10,846 -37% 65 $167   $4,901,283 38
2012/10/01 - $3,204 -70% 65 $49   $4,904,487 39
2012/10/02 - $3,492 +9% 65 $54   $4,907,979 40
2012/10/03 - $3,158 -10% 65 $49   $4,911,137 41
2012/10/04 - $3,035 -4% 65 $47   $4,914,172 42
2012/10/05 - $4,482 +48% 38 $118   $4,918,654 43
2012/10/06 - $7,491 +67% 38 $197   $4,926,145 44
2012/10/07 - $4,653 -38% 38 $122   $4,930,798 45
2012/10/08 - $1,955 -58% 38 $51   $4,932,753 46
2012/10/09 - $1,331 -32% 38 $35   $4,934,084 47
2012/10/10 - $1,309 -2% 38 $34   $4,935,393 48
2012/10/11 - $1,426 +9% 38 $38   $4,936,819 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/24 12 $3,618,859   810 $4,468   $3,618,859 7
2012/08/31 24 $946,662 -74% 810 $1,169   $4,565,521 14
2012/09/07 36 $224,645 -76% 276 $814   $4,790,166 21
2012/09/14 54 $58,941 -74% 68 $867   $4,849,107 28
2012/09/21 75 $14,072 -76% 35 $402   $4,863,179 35
2012/09/28 57 $50,993 +262% 65 $785   $4,914,172 42
2012/10/05 61 $22,647 -56% 38 $596   $4,936,819 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 9/13/2012 $158,633 46 51 206 $574,702 12/12/2015
Bolivia 9/6/2012 $17,146 10 10 19 $47,108 12/11/2015
Chile 9/6/2012 $76,504 26 26 94 $279,538 12/12/2015
Ecuador 9/7/2012 $68,293 17 17 75 $171,765 12/12/2015
Egypt 10/10/2012 $16,103 7 7 14 $33,156 12/12/2015
Germany 12/13/2012 $28,566 33 33 33 $46,771 12/12/2015
Lebanon 9/27/2012 $13,540 6 6 10 $21,613 12/12/2015
Mexico 9/7/2012 $131,229 151 151 366 $412,522 12/12/2015
Peru 9/6/2012 $68,060 27 27 118 $291,131 12/12/2015
Philippines 10/24/2012 $0 0 14 14 $123,932 12/12/2015
Russia (CIS) 8/30/2012 $1,356,215 465 465 930 $2,319,945 12/11/2015
Singapore 8/23/2012 $140,382 25 25 63 $283,722 12/11/2015
United Arab Emirates 9/27/2012 $140,754 25 25 33 $210,743 12/12/2015
Uruguay 9/7/2012 $12,882 4 4 14 $29,300 12/12/2015
Venezuela 11/2/2012 $213,064 44 44 129 $854,514 12/12/2015
 
International Total$5,700,462 12/12/2015

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