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Burke & Hare (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,833Details
International Box Office $1,502,973
Worldwide Box Office $1,507,806
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Black Comedy about hapless entrepreneurs, William Burke and William Hare, gravediggers who lucratively sold the corpses of their victims.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
33% - Rotten
35% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2011 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content, disturbing images and language.
(Rating bulletin 2207, 1/25/2012)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Inspired by a True Story, Serial Killer, Academics, Doctors, Epilogue, Voiceover/Narration, Prostitution, Performing Arts, Romance
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Fragile Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,835 $947 Sep 9, 2011 3


   William Burke
   William Hare
Isla Fisher    Ginny
Tom Wilkinson    Dr. Robert Knox
Jessica Hynes    Lucky
Bill Bailey    Angus the Hangman
Tim Curry    Professor Alexander Monro

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Barnaby Thompson
Producer    Nigel Green
Executive Producer    Nigel Green
Executive Producer    James Spring
Executive Producer    Paul Brett
Executive Producer    Tim Smith
Executive Producer    Peter Nichols
Executive Producer    James Atherton
Executive Producer    Jan Pace
Screenwriter    Piers Ashworth
Screenwriter    Nick Moorcraft
Cinematographer    John Mathieson
Production Designer    Simon Elliott

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 20th, 2011

December 20th, 2011

Christmas is less than a week away and there are a few releases that would make great last minute gifts. There are also very few releases overall so expect a short list this week. These great last minute gift ideas include Midnight in Paris on DVD or Blu-ray, Dolphin Tale in 3D Combo Pack and Futurama: Volume Six on DVD or Blu-ray. However, for Pick of the Week, I'm going with Warrior on Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's a great movie and there are plenty of extras on the DVD and the Blu-ray includes a Picture-in-Picture track. More...

Per Theater Chart: Laughing at the Competition

September 14th, 2011

There was only one film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, but it did it with style. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain earned just under $2 million in 98 theaters for an average of $19,474. I wasn't expecting it to earn $2 million in total. More...

Turning Limited Releases Inside Out

September 9th, 2011

There is a lot of excitement when it comes to specialty films and potential Awards Season players, because it's time for the Toronto International Film Festival. Unfortunately for those not in Toronto, your choices are a lot more limited. Fortunately for those not in Toronto, you are not in Toronto. (I'm Canadian, so I'm constitutionally obligated to make fun of Toronto.) There are a few new limited releases earning good reviews, but far more that critics are a lot less kind to, and none seem destined for significant box office success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 116 $947   1 $947   $947 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 118 $1,587   1 $1,587   $1,587 7

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