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Buried (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,044,143Details
International Box Office $20,226,147Details
Worldwide Box Office $21,270,290
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,295,961 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,295,961
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time -- fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,987,650
Domestic Releases: September 24th, 2010 (Limited) by Lionsgate
October 8th, 2010 (Expands Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: April 26th, 2012 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
June 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Bolivia)
Video Release: January 18th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violent content.
(Rating bulletin 2133, 11/8/2010)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Rescue, Kidnap, Underground, Surprise Twist, One Location, Real Time, Buried Alive
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: The Safran Company, Versus Entertainment, Dark Trick Films, Kinology, Studio 37
Production Countries: Australia,
Spain

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,393 $26,597 Nov 5, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,299 $54,156 Oct 29, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,777 $57,491 Oct 22, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,645 $130,250 Oct 15, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,723 $221,694 Oct 8, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,731 $97,364 Oct 1, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,103 $100,268 Sep 24, 2010 3

Cast

   Paul Conroy
Robert Paterson    Dan Brenner
Jose Luis Garcia-Perez    Jabir
Stephen Tobolowsky    Alen Davenport
Samantha Mathis    Linda Conroy
Warner Loughlin    Donna Mitchell
Erik Palladino    Special Agent Harris
Ivana Mino    Pamela Lutti

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Adrian Guerra
Producer    Peter Safran
Executive Producer    Alejandro Miranda
Executive Producer    Rodrigo Cortes
Screenwriter    Chris Sparling
Cinematographer    Edward Grau
Composer    Victor Reyes
Editor    Rodrigo Cortes
Art Director    Maria de la Camara
Art Director    Gabriel Pare
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Monica Alarcon Virgili
Costume Designer    Elisa de Andres
Line Producer    Oriol Maymo
Sound Designer    James Munoz
Sound Mixer    Urko Garaik

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 18th, 2011

January 17th, 2011

It's a very slow week on the home market with Takers being the biggest first-run release. Admittedly, it did perform better than expected at the box office, but was still only a midlevel hit. The best bet in terms of new releases is Buried, which is coming out on a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, but without a DVD only option. However, while that movie is amazing, there are not enough extras to be considered pick of the week material. For that honor we have to go to Futurama: Volume Five, even though it didn't come out this week, or even this year. However, the screener arrived really late, and it is the best release on this week's list. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack Review: Buried

January 16th, 2011

Buried is a low-budget suspense film that opened in limited release late last year. Expectations were not very high, because this is not the kind of film that generally does well in limited release. However, it earned excellent reviews and did quite well during its opening weekend, pulling in $100,000 in just 11 theaters. Unfortunately, it wasn't able to carry that momentum forward as it expanded and it stalled out at just over $1 million. Now that it is coming out on a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, will it be able to perform better? More...

127 is Number One on Per Theater Chart

November 9th, 2010

There were a few limited releases to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. 127 Hours lead the way with an impressive average of $66,213 in four theaters. Fair*Game was well back with $14,154, but it opened in 46 theaters, so this is a much better indicator of its chances to expand. The overall box office leader, MegaMind, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,668, but the second place film, Due Date, came very close with an average of $9,743. More...

2010 Preview: October

October 1st, 2010

September is nearly over and the Fall box office season is about to begin in earnest. September wasn't too bad this year, with more films matching or exceeding expectations than missing them, and we managed to keep pace with last year, more or less. Can October do the same? Well, last year there was only one $100 million hit, Couples Retreat (not counting Paranormal Activity, which opened in September). We might not see any film hit $100 million this time around. In fact, we might not even see any that come all that close. On the other hand, there were also five wide releases that clearly bombed last year, and on that end, 2010 looks a lot better. Not every film that opens over the next five weekends will be a mid-level hit or better, but most should get there. More...

Some Super New Releases on Per Theater Chart

September 28th, 2010

There were three films that topped $10,000 on the per theater chart, including one that topped $30,000. That film was Waiting for Superman, which pulled in an average of $34,758 in four theaters. However, its prospects for a wide expansion are limited, since it is a documentary. Second place went to You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger with and average of $26,684 in six theaters, but it likely has a better chance at significant expansion. The final $10,000 film was Enter the Void with an average of $14,550 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Wall Street Opens Up

September 26th, 2010

Twenty-three years after the opening of the original, Wall Street 2 marked the successful return of Gordon Gecko this weekend with a good (though hardly blockbusting) $19 million opening. Intervening years of inflation and radical changes in theatrical distribution make a comparison between the openings of the two movies virtually meaningless, but it is noteworthy that the first Wall Street was more a of cultural icon than a box office hit. It earned $43,848,100 - very respectable for the time, but less than, for example, Outrageous Fortune, Dragnet or La Bamba, which were all also released in 1987. Wall Street 2 looks headed for similar respectability. Whether it'll catch the national mood in the same way is more doubtful. More...

Waiting for Super Limited Releases

September 24th, 2010

It's the last weekend of September, which means Awards Season could start any weekend now. (In fact, it might have started last weekend with the release of Never Let Me Go.) There are a few films that look like they might have been made to be Awards Season contenders, but of those only Waiting for Superman has a real chance. On the other hand, Buried will likely be the biggest box office hit, mainly because it is already scheduled for a wide expansion in a couple weeks. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/24 41 $100,268   11 $9,115   $100,268 3
2010/10/01 42 $97,364 -3% 33 $2,950   $236,447 10
2010/10/08 25 $221,694 +128% 92 $2,410   $511,038 17
2010/10/15 36 $130,250 -41% 103 $1,265   $765,001 24
2010/10/22 40 $57,491 -56% 88 $653   $885,454 31
2010/10/29 40 $54,156 -6% 107 $506   $970,101 38
2010/11/05 50 $26,597 -51% 46 $578   $1,028,658 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/24 - $36,977   11 $3,362   $36,977 1
2010/09/25 - $36,505 -1% 11 $3,319   $73,482 2
2010/09/26 - $26,786 -27% 11 $2,435   $100,268 3
2010/09/27 - $11,058 -59% 11 $1,005   $111,326 4
2010/09/28 - $10,072 -9% 11 $916   $121,398 5
2010/09/29 - $9,527 -5% 11 $866   $130,925 6
2010/09/30 - $8,158 -14% 11 $742   $139,083 7
2010/10/01 - $30,989 +280% 33 $939   $170,072 8
2010/10/02 - $40,223 +30% 33 $1,219   $210,295 9
2010/10/03 - $26,152 -35% 33 $792   $236,447 10
2010/10/04 - $12,254 -53% 33 $371   $248,701 11
2010/10/05 - $13,311 +9% 33 $403   $262,012 12
2010/10/06 - $12,631 -5% 33 $383   $274,643 13
2010/10/07 - $14,701 +16% 33 $445   $289,344 14
2010/10/08 - $76,482 +420% 92 $831   $365,826 15
2010/10/09 - $84,238 +10% 92 $916   $450,064 16
2010/10/10 - $60,974 -28% 92 $663   $511,038 17
2010/10/11 - $42,503 -30% 92 $462   $553,541 18
2010/10/12 - $30,402 -28% 92 $330   $583,943 19
2010/10/13 - $26,204 -14% 92 $285   $610,147 20
2010/10/14 - $24,604 -6% 92 $267   $634,751 21
2010/10/15 - $42,111 +71% 103 $409   $676,862 22
2010/10/16 - $53,310 +27% 103 $518   $730,172 23
2010/10/17 - $34,829 -35% 103 $338   $765,001 24
2010/10/18 - $14,799 -58% 103 $144   $779,800 25
2010/10/19 - $19,394 +31% 103 $188   $799,194 26
2010/10/20 - $15,228 -21% 103 $148   $814,422 27
2010/10/21 - $13,541 -11% 103 $131   $827,963 28
2010/10/22 - $17,213 +27% 88 $196   $845,176 29
2010/10/23 - $22,302 +30% 88 $253   $867,478 30
2010/10/24 - $17,976 -19% 88 $204   $885,454 31
2010/10/25 - $7,422 -59% 88 $84   $892,876 32
2010/10/26 - $8,594 +16% 88 $98   $901,470 33
2010/10/27 - $7,286 -15% 88 $83   $908,756 34
2010/10/28 - $7,189 -1% 88 $82   $915,945 35
2010/10/29 - $17,068 +137% 107 $160   $933,013 36
2010/10/30 - $20,754 +22% 107 $194   $953,767 37
2010/10/31 - $16,334 -21% 107 $153   $970,101 38
2010/11/01 - $7,337 -55% 107 $69   $977,438 39
2010/11/02 - $9,166 +25% 107 $86   $986,604 40
2010/11/03 - $7,233 -21% 107 $68   $993,837 41
2010/11/04 - $8,224 +14% 107 $77   $1,002,061 42
2010/11/05 - $8,609 +5% 46 $187   $1,010,670 43
2010/11/06 - $10,627 +23% 46 $231   $1,021,297 44
2010/11/07 - $7,361 -31% 46 $160   $1,028,658 45
2010/11/08 - $3,031 -59% 46 $66   $1,031,689 46
2010/11/09 - $3,985 +31% 46 $87   $1,035,674 47
2010/11/10 - $3,795 -5% 46 $83   $1,039,469 48
2010/11/11 - $4,674 +23% 46 $102   $1,044,143 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/24 40 $139,083   11 $12,644   $139,083 7
2010/10/01 39 $150,261 +8% 33 $4,553   $289,344 14
2010/10/08 25 $345,407 +130% 92 $3,754   $634,751 21
2010/10/15 36 $193,212 -44% 103 $1,876   $827,963 28
2010/10/22 39 $87,982 -54% 88 $1,000   $915,945 35
2010/10/29 38 $86,116 -2% 107 $805   $1,002,061 42
2010/11/05 52 $42,082 -51% 46 $915   $1,044,143 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Bolivia 6/7/2012 $6,770 3 3 7 $15,520 12/10/2015
United Arab Emirates 4/26/2012 $36,705 14 14 19 $63,828 12/6/2015
 
Rest of World $20,146,799
 
International Total$20,226,147 12/10/2015

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/23/2011731,103 31,103$628,286$628,2861
1/30/2011199,623-69% 40,726$192,364$820,6502

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