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Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,641Details
International Box Office $247,501Details
Worldwide Box Office $279,142
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


In the 1970s, a British sound technician is brought to Italy to work on the sound effects for a gruesome horror film. His nightmarish task slowly takes over his psyche, driving him to confront his own past. Berberian Sound Studio is many things: an anti-horror film, a stylistic tour de force, and a dream of cinema. As such, it offers a kind of pleasure that is rare in films, while recreating in a highly original way the pleasures of Italian horror cinema.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,276 $31,641
All Time International Box Office 6,908 $247,501
All Time Worldwide Box Office 12,111 $279,142
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,019 $31,641

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 14th, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: August 31st, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Hungary)
April 3rd, 2013 (Wide) (France)
April 25th, 2013 (Wide) (Netherlands)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Movie Business, Mental Illness, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: IFC Films
Production Countries: Italy,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,765 $2,053 Jul 5, 2013 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,478 $2,053 Jul 5, 2013 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,752 $411 Jul 5, 2013 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,522 $2,320 Jun 28, 2013 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,944 $2,320 Jun 28, 2013 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,568 $232 Jun 28, 2013 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,806 $6,004 Jun 21, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,026 $6,004 Jun 21, 2013 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,044 $546 Jun 21, 2013 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,059 $6,602 Jun 14, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,084 $6,602 Jun 14, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,063 $1,320 Jun 14, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 29,189 $1,320 Jun 14, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 1,015 $1,320 Jun 14, 2013 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,091 $31,641 Jun 14, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,558 $31,641 Jun 14, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,690 6 Jun 14, 2013 0


Cosimo Fusco    Francesco
Antonio Mancino    Santini
Fatma Mohamed    Sylvia
Salvatore Li Causi    Fabio
Chiara D'Anna    Elisa as Terea
Tonia Sotiropoulou    Elena
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg    The Goblin
Eugenia Caruso    Claudia
Katalin Ladik    Resurrected Witch

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Peter Strickland
Producer    Keith Griffiths
Producer    Mary Burke
Co-Producer    Hans W. GeiBendorfer
Executive Producer    Robin Gutch
Executive Producer    Katherine Butler
Executive Producer    Hugo Heppell
Executive Producer    Michael Weber
Director of Photography    Nic Knowland
Editor    Chris Dickens
Production Designer    Jennifer Kernke
Composer    Broadcast Broadcast
Recordist    Steve Haywood
Supervising Sound Editor    Joakim Sundstrom
Italian Casting    Beatrice Kruger
UK Casting Director    Shaheen Baig
Make-up and Hair Designer    Karen Hartley Thomas
Costume Designer    Julian Day
Line Producer    Nicky Earnshaw

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 10th, 2013

December 10th, 2013

It's a good week / bad week when it comes to new releases. On the positive side, there are a couple big first run releases, a couple big TV on DVD releases, and even a classic film hitting Blu-ray for the first time. On the other hand, the depth is really bad. If you look at's list of best selling new releases, you will find filler on the second page. That's not to say there are no contenders for Pick of the Week. Despicable Me 2 is the best selling release and the Blu-ray Combo Pack or 3D Combo Pack are also among the best, as is Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. There are also a few more contenders where I'm waiting for a screener (Berberian Sound Studio, The Hunt, etc.). and it is a busy week for top notch releases. In the end, I went with Despicable Me 2 for that honor, but it was a real coin toss. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bling Ring Steals Top Spot

June 20th, 2013

The Bling Ring's reviews didn't hurt its opening as it scored an average of $42,597 in five theaters. Given this start, reaching at least one major milestone seems likely, even with its reviews. Man of Steel took second place on the per theater chart with an average of $27,720. 20 Feet from Stardom earned an average of $18,199 in three theaters. This is a great start for a documentary. More...

Limited Releases: Put a (Bling) Ring On It

June 14th, 2013

This week's list of limited releases is dominated by horror films and documentaries, which is not a good sign, as neither genre tends to do well at the box office. Documentaries tend to have a better shot at thriving in the art house circuit, but rarely expand wide enough to earn any of mainstream success. On the other hand, one film is opening that has a lot of buzz: The Bling Ring. Given its pedigree, it should open well. But given its reviews, it likely won't last very long. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/14 57 $6,602   5 $1,320   $6,602 3
2013/06/21 60 $6,004 -9% 11 $546   $17,562 10
2013/06/28 76 $2,320 -61% 10 $232   $24,316 17
2013/07/05 45 $2,053 -12% 5 $411   $26,369 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/14 57 $11,558   5 $2,312   $11,558 7
2013/06/21 59 $10,438 -10% 11 $949   $21,996 14
2013/07/05 37 $5,280   5 $1,056   $29,596 28
2013/07/12 73 $2,045 -61% 4 $511   $31,641 35

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
France 4/3/2013 $8,599 5 5 5 $8,599 12/14/2015
Hungary 9/27/2012 $396 1 1 1 $396 12/11/2015
Netherlands 4/25/2013 $3,564 11 11 11 $3,909 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 8/31/2012 $72,307 23 23 77 $234,597 12/11/2015
International Total$247,501 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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