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Barney's Version (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,502,560Details
International Box Office $1,343,015Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,845,575
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Synopsis

Barney's Version is the story of the politically incorrect life of Barney Panofsky, who meets the love of his life Miriam at his wedding - and she is not the bride. A candid confessional, told from Barney's point of view, the film spans three decades and two continents, taking us through the different acts of his unusual history. The reason that Barney must tell his story now - or, at least his version of it - is that his sworn enemy has just published a tell-all book that dredges up the more compromising chapters of Barney's past: the many, often murky entrepreneurial schemes that lead to his success; the three marriages, all of them terminated; and, most problematically, the mysterious, as-yet-unsolved disappearance of Barney's best friend, Boogie, a possible murder for which Barney remains the prime suspect. Since his memory sometimes fails him, and because he has the unfortunate habit of getting blind drunk at pivotal moments, Barney leads us on this somewhat unsteady walk down memory lane, not only to explain his life to others, but also to explain it to himself.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,196 $7,502,560
All Time International Box Office 5,461 $1,343,015
All Time Worldwide Box Office 6,195 $8,845,575
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 366 $7,502,560
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 1,638 $7,502,560
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,670 $1,343,015
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 1,883 $8,845,575

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 17th, 2010 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Sony Pictures Classics
January 14th, 2011 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: June 28th, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2148, 11/24/2010)
Running Time: 132 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Cry Freedom
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Keywords: Non-Chronological, Relationships Gone Wrong, Dysfunctional Family, Faulty Memory, Medical and Hospitals
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Telefilm Canada, Corus Entertainment, Astral Media, Sodec, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Harold Greenberg Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation
Production Countries: Argentina,
France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 467 $1,294 Jun 17, 2011 185
Biggest 27th Weekend Limited Release 259 $1,294 Jun 17, 2011 185
Theater Average 27th Weekend Limited Release 293 $431 Jun 17, 2011 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 414 $4,136 Jun 10, 2011 178
Biggest 26th Weekend Limited Release 188 $4,136 Jun 10, 2011 178
Theater Average 26th Weekend Limited Release 195 $827 Jun 10, 2011 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 520 $2,879 Jun 3, 2011 171
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 245 $2,879 Jun 3, 2011 171
Theater Average 25th Weekend Limited Release 352 $480 Jun 3, 2011 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 496 $6,544 May 27, 2011 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 203 $6,544 May 27, 2011 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 288 $727 May 27, 2011 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 659 $3,773 May 20, 2011 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 286 $3,773 May 20, 2011 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 320 $755 May 20, 2011 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 855 $2,801 May 13, 2011 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 405 $2,801 May 13, 2011 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 551 $400 May 13, 2011 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 890 $4,731 May 6, 2011 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 381 $4,731 May 6, 2011 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 698 $296 May 6, 2011 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 937 $7,146 Apr 29, 2011 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 358 $7,146 Apr 29, 2011 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 766 $340 Apr 29, 2011 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 889 $17,116 Apr 22, 2011 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 257 $17,116 Apr 22, 2011 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 556 $713 Apr 22, 2011 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 914 $30,271 Apr 15, 2011 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 231 $30,271 Apr 15, 2011 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 749 $605 Apr 15, 2011 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 978 $43,148 Apr 8, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 218 $43,148 Apr 8, 2011 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 780 $644 Apr 8, 2011 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 838 $92,540 Apr 1, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 161 $92,540 Apr 1, 2011 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 709 $826 Apr 1, 2011 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 660 $180,602 Mar 25, 2011 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 112 $180,602 Mar 25, 2011 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 480 $1,165 Mar 25, 2011 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 759 $186,493 Mar 18, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 131 $186,493 Mar 18, 2011 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 483 $1,277 Mar 18, 2011 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 542 $329,160 Mar 11, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 98 $329,160 Mar 11, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 280 $1,732 Mar 11, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 521 $402,033 Mar 4, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 93 $402,033 Mar 4, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 300 $1,870 Mar 4, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 483 $568,751 Feb 25, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 79 $568,751 Feb 25, 2011 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 338 $1,902 Feb 25, 2011 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 514 $746,699 Feb 18, 2011 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 80 $746,699 Feb 18, 2011 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 268 $2,319 Feb 18, 2011 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,062 $436,477 Feb 11, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 169 $436,477 Feb 11, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 92 $3,863 Feb 11, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,399 $423,333 Feb 4, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 219 $423,333 Feb 4, 2011 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 166 $3,528 Feb 4, 2011 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,667 $523,906 Jan 28, 2011 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 228 $523,906 Jan 28, 2011 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 128 $4,366 Jan 28, 2011 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,279 $478,684 Jan 21, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 285 $478,684 Jan 21, 2011 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 73 $6,217 Jan 21, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,226 $362,524 Jan 14, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 448 $362,524 Jan 14, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 57 $8,632 Jan 14, 2011 31
Theater Average Limited Release 2,931 $8,632 Jan 14, 2011 31
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 144 $8,632 Jan 14, 2011 31
Never Wide Domestic 417 $7,502,560 Dec 17, 2010 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,410 $7,502,560 Dec 17, 2010 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 405 280 Dec 17, 2010 0

Cast

   Barney
   Izzy
   Miriam
   2nd Mrs. P
   Clara
Scott Speedman    Boogie
Bruce Greenwood    Blair
Mark Addy    Constable O'Hearne
Saul Rubinek    Charnofsky
Macha Grenon    Solange
Jake Hoffman    Michael
Anna Hopkins    Kate
Thomas Trabacchi   
Cle Bennett    Cedric
Harvey Atkin   
Massimo Wertmuller   
Howard Jerome    Irv Nussbaum
Linda Sorensen   
Paul Gross   
David Cronenberg   
Denys Arcand   
Atom Egoyan   
Ted Kotcheff   

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Robert Lantos
Executive Producer    Mark Musselman
Co-Producer    Domenico Procacci
Co-Producer    Lyse Lafontaine
Co-Producer    Ari Lantos
Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Konyves
Story Creator    Mordecai Richler

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January 25th, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/14 22 $362,524   42 $8,632   $903,016 31
2011/01/21 22 $478,684 +32% 77 $6,217   $1,573,318 38
2011/01/28 23 $523,906 +9% 120 $4,366   $2,287,508 45
2011/02/04 25 $423,333 -19% 120 $3,528   $2,905,065 52
2011/02/11 24 $436,477 +3% 113 $3,863   $3,526,527 59
2011/02/18 19 $746,699 +71% 322 $2,319   $4,465,136 66
2011/02/25 19 $568,751 -24% 299 $1,902   $5,387,947 73
2011/03/04 21 $402,033 -29% 215 $1,870   $5,999,298 80
2011/03/11 23 $329,160 -18% 190 $1,732   $6,468,659 87
2011/03/18 26 $186,493 -43% 146 $1,277   $6,780,530 94
2011/03/25 31 $180,602 -3% 155 $1,165   $7,054,140 101
2011/04/01 36 $92,540 -49% 112 $826   $7,236,712 108
2011/04/08 47 $43,148 -53% 67 $644   $7,337,998 115
2011/04/15 50 $30,271 -30% 50 $605   $7,400,659 122
2011/04/22 65 $17,116 -43% 24 $713   $7,431,433 129
2011/04/29 76 $7,146 -58% 21 $340   $7,446,985 136
2011/05/06 89 $4,731 -34% 16 $296   $7,465,295 143
2011/05/13 102 $2,801 -41% 7 $400   $7,470,660 150
2011/05/20 90 $3,773 +35% 5 $755   $7,476,033 157
2011/05/27 71 $6,544 +73% 9 $727   $7,485,449 164
2011/06/03 81 $2,879 -56% 6 $480   $7,492,027 171
2011/06/10 79 $4,136 +44% 5 $827   $7,497,871 178
2011/06/17 95 $1,294 -69% 3 $431   $7,501,404 185

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/17 37 $20,000   4 $5,000   $114,285 32
2011/02/21 21 $137,618   322 $427   $4,602,754 67
2011/05/30 74 $849   9 $94   $7,479,754 165

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/14 18 $1,065,590   4 $266,398   $1,094,634 35
2011/01/21 22 $668,968 -37% 77 $8,688   $1,763,602 42
2011/01/28 24 $718,130 +7% 120 $5,984   $2,481,732 49
2011/02/04 24 $608,318 -15% 120 $5,069   $3,090,050 56
2011/02/11 24 $628,387 +3% 113 $5,561   $3,718,437 63
2011/02/18 19 $1,100,759 +75% 322 $3,419   $4,819,196 70
2011/02/25 19 $778,069 -29% 299 $2,602   $5,597,265 77
2011/03/04 21 $542,234 -30% 215 $2,522   $6,139,499 84
2011/03/11 24 $454,538 -16% 190 $2,392   $6,594,037 91
2011/03/18 27 $279,501 -39% 146 $1,914   $6,873,538 98
2011/03/25 29 $270,634 -3% 155 $1,746   $7,144,172 105
2011/04/01 35 $150,678 -44% 112 $1,345   $7,294,850 112
2011/04/08 45 $75,538 -50% 67 $1,127   $7,370,388 119
2011/04/15 52 $43,929 -42% 50 $879   $7,414,317 126
2011/04/22 63 $25,522 -42% 24 $1,063   $7,439,839 133
2011/04/29 65 $20,725 -19% 21 $987   $7,460,564 140
2011/05/06 91 $7,295 -65% 16 $456   $7,467,859 147
2011/05/13 100 $4,401 -40% 7 $629   $7,472,260 154
2011/05/20 90 $6,645 +51% 5 $1,329   $7,478,905 161
2011/05/27 72 $10,243 +54% 9 $1,138   $7,489,148 168
2011/06/03 84 $4,587 -55% 6 $765   $7,493,735 175
2011/06/10 82 $6,375 +39% 5 $1,275   $7,500,110 182
2011/06/17 95 $2,450 -62% 3 $817   $7,502,560 189

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