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Before I Disappear (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,251Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $32,608 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $32,608
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A troubled young man and his straight-laced niece embark on a thrilling odyssey through New York City in this heartrending drama based on an Oscar-winning short. As his life hits rock bottom, 20-something Richie decides to end it all-only to have his half-hearted suicide attempt interrupted by an urgent request from his sister to babysit her precocious daughter. So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in the unlikeliest of places.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
33% - Rotten
66% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 28th, 2014 (Limited) by IFC Films
Video Release: May 19th, 2015 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Depression, Dysfunctional Family, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Addiction, Screenplay Written By the Star, Directing Yourself, One Night, Director Remaking Their Own Movie, Remake with Returning Cast Member, Voiceover/Narration, Prologue, Non-Chronological, Hallucinations, Suicide Attempt, Infidelity, The Other Woman
Source:Based on Short Film
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Fuzzy Logic, Wigwam Films, Strongman
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,877 $768 Dec 12, 2014 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,150 $2,676 Nov 28, 2014 3


Paul Wesley    Gideon
Emmy Rossum    Maggie
Ron Perlman    Bill
Richard Schiff    Bruce
Isabelle McNally    Vista
Joe Perrino    Ellis/Grim Reaper
Fran Kranz    Darren
Sean Ringgold    Devon

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Shawn Christensen
Producer    Damon Russell
Producer    Lucan Toh
Producer    Shawn Christensen
Producer    Paul Wesley
Producer    Terry Leonard
Executive Producer    Christopher Eoyang
Executive Producer    Nick Harbinson
Executive Producer    Oliver Roskill
Executive Producer    Emily Leo
Director of Photography    Daniel Katz
Editor    Andrew Napier
Editor    Shawn Christensen
Editor    Damon Russell
Production Designer    Scott Kuzio
Costume Designer    Kaela Wohl
Composer    Darren Morze
Music Supervisor    Brienne Rose
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman

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Featured DVD Review: Before I Disappear

May 17th, 2015

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Before I Disappear opened in limited release and Video on Demand last November, which is the heart of Awards Season. Despite earning a number of awards in various Film Festivals, its reviews were not Award-worthy and the competition led to its quick disappearance at the box office. Now that it is on the home market, is it worth checking out? Or would the film have struggled no matter when it was released? More...

Per Theater Chart: Imitation Scores Game-Winning Goal

December 3rd, 2014

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The Imitation Game led the way on the per theater chart with an incredible average of $119,838 in four theaters. This is the second best per theater average of the year, behind only The Grand Budapest Hotel. Second place went to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, with an average of $13,725 during its sophomore stint. The final film in the $10,000 is The Babadook, which earned an average of $10,002 in three theaters.


Limited Releases: The Real Deal

November 28th, 2014

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/28 71 $2,676   1 $2,676   $2,676 3
2014/12/12 82 $768   3 $256   $8,203 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/28 77 $3,281   1 $3,281   $3,281 7
2014/12/12 93 $816   3 $272   $8,251 21

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