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The Bay (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,668Details
International Box Office $1,514,640
Worldwide Box Office $1,545,308
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told - until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, webcams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
77% - Certified Fresh
43% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: March 5th, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, bloody images and language.
(Rating bulletin 2233, 7/25/2012)
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Government Corruption, Conspiracy Theory, Found Footage, Mockumentary, Environment, Based on an UNTRUE Story, Intertitle, Whistleblowers, Prologue, Non-Chronological, Filmed By a Character, Body Horror, Parasite
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Alliance Films, IM Global, Hydraulx Entertainment, Automatik, Baltimore, Haunted Movie
Production Countries: United States


   Mayor Stockman
   Dr. Abrams

Production and Technical Credits

Casting    Ellen Chenoweth
Composer    Marcelo Zarvos
Costume Designer    Emmie Holmes
Editor    Aaron Yanes
Production Designer    Lee Bonner
Director of Photography    Josh Nussbaum
Co-Producer    Liam O'Donnell
Executive Producer    Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Executive Producer    Jason Sosnoff
Executive Producer    Colin Strause
Executive Producer    Greg Strause
Producer    Barry Levinson
Producer    Jason Blum
Producer    Steven Schneider
Producer    Oren Peli
Story Creator    Barry Levinson
Story Creator    Michael Wallach
Screenwriter    Michael Wallach

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 5th, 2013

March 5th, 2013

It's a strange week for home market releases. On the one hand, there are some terrific films that should do really well. On the other hand, after the top couple of titles, the quality of the releases plummets really fast. By the time we get outside of the top ten, we start to get mostly filler. The best film coming out this week is Schindler's List, which makes its Blu-ray debut this week. It is absolutely a must have; however, the Blu-ray is shovelware, which precludes it from being the Pick of the Week. The release that gets that honor is Wreck-It Ralph on either Blu-ray or 3D. It is worth paying the extra money for 3D, but not a lot of people have made the leap to 3D just yet. More...

Featured DVD Review: The Bay

March 2nd, 2013

The Bay is a documentary about the Hudson Bay Company, a Canadian retail chain that is the oldest company in North America and one of the oldest companies in the world, having been incorporated in 1670. -- No, wait. I'm being told that is incorrect. The Bay is actually a horror film that opened in limited release last year. It earned very good reviews, but completely bombed at the box office. Granted, most horror films struggle in limited release, but this was even worse than most. Were the moviegoers right to stay away? Or should it find a more receptive audience on the home market? More...

Per Theater Chart: Flight and Ralph Fly Above the Competition

November 7th, 2012

Flight earned top spot on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $13,217, just ahead of the overall box office leader, Wreck-It-Ralph, which earned an average of $13,070. More...

The Place for Limited Releases

November 2nd, 2012

There are not a lot of new releases on this week's list, and even fewer that have a good shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. This Must Be the Place is probably the best bet in that regard, but fans of B-movies should try and see Miami Connection. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/02 - $6,316   23 $275   $6,316 1
2012/11/03 - $8,535 +35% 23 $371   $14,851 2
2012/11/04 - $4,896 -43% 23 $213   $19,747 3
2012/11/05 - $2,371 -52% 23 $103   $22,118 4
2012/11/06 - $2,569 +8% 23 $112   $24,687 5
2012/11/07 - $2,157 -16% 23 $94   $26,844 6
2012/11/08 - $2,527 +17% 23 $110   $29,371 7
2012/11/09 - $96 -96% 1 $96   $29,467 8
2012/11/10 - $82 -15% 1 $82   $29,549 9
2012/11/11 - $925 +1,028% 1 $925   $30,474 10
2012/11/12 - $30 -97% 1 $30   $30,504 11
2012/11/13 - $25 -17% 1 $25   $30,529 12
2012/11/14 - $74 +196% 1 $74   $30,603 13
2012/11/15 - $65 -12% 1 $65   $30,668 14

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/02 55 $19,747   23 $859   $19,747 3
2012/11/09 95 $1,103 -94% 1 $1,103   $30,474 10

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/02 56 $29,371   23 $1,277   $29,371 7
2012/11/09 101 $1,297 -96% 1 $1,297   $30,668 14

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