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Barely Lethal (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,912Details
International Box Office $209,914Details
Worldwide Box Office $214,826
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $97,478 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $17,807 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $115,285
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Megan Walsh is a teenage special ops agent who yearns for a normal adolescence. After faking her own death she assumes the role of an exchange student and quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of a typical American high school can be even more difficult than international espionage.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
22% - Rotten
39% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 29th, 2015 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: September 4th, 2015 (Wide) (Vietnam)
March 3rd, 2016 (Wide) (Peru)
Video Release: August 4th, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2367, 4/1/2015)
Running Time: 96 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
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Keywords: Secret Agent, Kid Spies, Undercover, Faked Death, Prologue, Voiceover/Narration, Training Montage, Intertitle, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Rogue Agent, High School Hell, Romance, Love Triangle
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Pantelion Films, RKO Pictures, Hopscotch Pictures, RatPac Entertainment, Main Street Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,550 $2,108 Jun 5, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,556 $1,726 May 29, 2015 3


   Victoria Knox
Thomas Mann    Roger
Dove Cameron    Liz
Sophie Turner    Heather
Rachael Harris    Mrs. Larson
Gabriel Basso    Gooch
Dan Fogler    Mr. Drumm
Steve-O    Pedro

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    John D'Arco
Producer    Ted Hartley
Producer    Vanessa Coifman
Producer    Sukee Chew
Producer    John Cheng
Producer    Brett Ratner
Executive Producer    Kevin Cornish
Executive Producer    C.C. Hang
Executive Producer    Alexis Bishop

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Barely Lethal

August 3rd, 2015


A24 has only been around for little more than two years, but in that time, I've reviewed more than a dozen of their releases. I haven't enjoyed all of them, but their hit to miss ratio has been better than most. Likewise, their hit to miss ratio at the box office has been better than most. If this keeps up, they might start releasing wide releases in a few years. However, while their track record is amazing compared to most limited releases, Barely Lethal is not a success story. It earned terrible reviews and missed the Mendoza Line during its opening weekend, earning less than $2,000 per theater. Granted it was also a VOD premiere, so that's a mitigating circumstance, it was one of the weakest box office performers for A24. Was this result fair? Or did it deserve better? More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases Didn't Get Results

June 3rd, 2015


There was only one film in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart and it was the overall box office leader, San Andreas. That film opened in first place with an average of $14,453. The best new limited release was Heaven Knows What, which earned an average of $8,431 from two theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Limited Releases are Barely Here

May 29th, 2015

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/29 74 $1,726   2 $863   $1,726 3
2015/06/05 75 $2,108 +22% 22 $96   $4,912 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/29 84 $2,804   2 $1,402   $2,804 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Peru 3/3/2016 $104,392 83 83 102 $169,138 3/22/2016
Vietnam 9/4/2015 $0 0 9 9 $40,776 9/18/2015
International Total$209,914 3/22/2016

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