The Apparition

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,936,819Details
International Box Office $1,972,848
Worldwide Box Office $6,909,667
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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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
4% - Rotten
Audience
25% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 24th, 2012 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
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)
Keywords: Academics, Hauntings, Paranormal Investigation
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 27th, 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

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

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

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?

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...

2012 Preview: August

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...

Cast

Ashley Greene    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    Todd Lincoln
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

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

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

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