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Carnage (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,546,747Details
International Box Office $35,565,407Details
Worldwide Box Office $38,112,154
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Synopsis

An ensemble comedy, centered on parental differences. After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the “victim” invite the parents of the “bully” over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
71% - Fresh
Audience
66% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 16th, 2011 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: February 18th, 2012 (Wide) (Japan)
March 1st, 2012 (Wide) (Serbia and Montenegro)
March 8th, 2012 (Wide) (Argentina)
March 23rd, 2012 (Wide) (South Africa)
April 12th, 2012 (Wide) (New Zealand)
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Video Release: March 20th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2191, 9/28/2011)
Running Time: 79 minutes
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Keywords: Lawyers, Dysfunctional Family, One Set, One Location, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Said Ben Said, SBS Productions, Constantin Film, SPI Film Studio, Versatil Cinema, Zanagar Films, France 2 Cinema, Canal Plus, Cinecinema, France Television, Centropolis Entertainment, Polish Film Institute, ARD/Degeto, Filmfermsehfonds Bayem, Wild Bunch
Production Countries: France,
Germany,
Poland,
Spain

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,508 $220 Apr 27, 2012 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,579 $938 Apr 20, 2012 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,695 $1,686 Apr 13, 2012 122
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,090 $3,139 Mar 30, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,339 $3,168 Mar 23, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,419 $5,712 Mar 16, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,265 $16,858 Mar 9, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,524 $19,106 Mar 2, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,883 $18,560 Feb 24, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,871 $33,441 Feb 17, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,127 $40,910 Feb 10, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,119 $64,605 Feb 3, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,972 $122,582 Jan 27, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,741 $283,565 Jan 20, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,536 $710,434 Jan 13, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,734 $109,338 Jan 6, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,310 $93,161 Dec 30, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,145 $58,216 Dec 23, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,256 $79,795 Dec 16, 2011 3

Cast

   Penelope Longstreet
   Nancy Cowan
   Alan Cowan
   Michael Longstreet
Elvis Polanski    Zachary
Eliot Berger    Ethan

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Roman Polanski
Screenwriter    Yasmina Reza
Based on the play "God of Carnage"    Yasmina Reza
Production Designer    Dean Tavoularis
Costume Designer    Milena Canonero
Composer    Alexandre Desplat
Casting    Fiona Weir
Cinematographer    Pawel Edelman
Editor    Herve de Luze
First Assistant Director    Ralph Remstedt
Line Producer    Frederic Blum
Co-Producer    Martin Moszkowicz
Co-Producer    Oliver Berben
Co-Producer    Piotr Reisch
Co-Producer    Jaume Roures
Producer    Said Ben Said

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 20th, 2012

March 20th, 2012

It's another week were there are a lot of Awards Season players hitting the home market and a lot of screeners that are late. There are a trio of films that are high on the list of contenders for Pick of the Week. These include two serious drama / thrillers: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Blu-ray. However, in the end, I went with the extreme other end of the serious scale with The Muppets's Wocka Wocka Value Pack More...

Per Theater Chart: Truth Above Beauty

January 31st, 2012

There was only one film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. An Inconsistant Truth opened with $20,733 in its lone theater, but with still no reviews, its long term chances are still unknown. The phrase, "preaching to the choir" does spring to mind. More...

Per Theater Chart: We Need to Talk About Holdovers

January 18th, 2012

It was a busy week on the per theater chart with five films in the $10,000 club; however, all but one of those films were holdovers. Leading the way was We Need to Talk About Kevin, which returned to theaters after its week-long Oscar qualification run. It earned an average of $21,123 in two theaters. Pina doubled its theater count, but remained strong in second place with an average of $20,740 in six theaters. Even if it doesn't expand significantly, it will reach some major milestones. Despite mixed reviews, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is earning very strong legs. This past weekend it dipped just 8% while earning an average of $15,172 in six theaters. It expands wide on Friday and it should do quite well. The only new release of the week to reach the $10,000 club was Sophomore, which opened with an estimated $13,000 in its lone theater. Finally, we get to A Separation, which earned an average of $11,977 in six theaters. Hopefully it will expand to take advantage of is success thus far. More...

Per Theater Chart: Nothing is Impossible

December 20th, 2011

It was a busy week on the per theater chart with several films in the $10,000 club. These were led by Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol with $30,083, but given its unusual opening, it's hard to judge this start. (More on its IMAX run later today.) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy expanded from four to sixteen theaters, but remained potent with an average of $28,549. Some measure of mainstream success is guaranteed, even if it is failing to live up to expectations during Awards Season. On the other hand, The Artist is starting to clean up during Awards Season and this is helping its per theater average remain strong at $16,904. It should have no trouble expanding some more, even if the nature of the film will prevent it from becoming a hit in Megaplexes. Carnage debuted with an average of $15,959 in five theaters, which is disappointing given its pedigree. The overall box office leader, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,704. More...

Weekend Estimates: Sherlock and Alvin Can't Save Christmas

December 18th, 2011

While openings of about $40 million for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and $23.5 million for Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip Wrecked are good in comparison to recent openings, both films will fall well below the openings of their predecessors. 2009's Sherlock Holmes posted an opening of $62.3 million and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel posted $48.9 million. So the two movies combined are off almost $50 million from their openings two year ago at a time when the industry badly needs a shot in the arm. More...

Limited Releases: Will Any Film Survive the Carnage?

December 16th, 2011

The list of limited releases this week is much shorter and quite a bit weaker than the last few weeks. Carnage is the only film with a real shot at earning some measure of mainstream success, but its reviews are a little weak for a limited release. There are a couple documentaries that are earning better reviews, Addiction Incorporated and Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, both of which deserve to find success. However, documentaries rarely manage to hit any major milestones in limited release. More...

Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

December 16th, 2011

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/16 33 $79,795   5 $15,959   $79,795 3
2011/12/23 37 $58,216 -27% 7 $8,317   $175,871 10
2011/12/30 36 $93,161 +60% 12 $7,763   $348,605 17
2012/01/06 34 $109,338 +17% 15 $7,289   $530,525 24
2012/01/13 20 $710,434 +550% 494 $1,438   $1,296,899 31
2012/01/20 27 $283,565 -60% 248 $1,143   $1,945,574 38
2012/01/27 37 $122,582 -57% 70 $1,751   $2,187,121 45
2012/02/03 41 $64,605 -47% 40 $1,615   $2,303,190 52
2012/02/10 51 $40,910 -37% 36 $1,136   $2,371,225 59
2012/02/17 57 $33,441 -18% 35 $955   $2,420,300 66
2012/02/24 69 $18,560 -44% 22 $844   $2,464,076 73
2012/03/02 63 $19,106 +3% 19 $1,006   $2,491,960 80
2012/03/09 71 $16,858 -12% 19 $887   $2,516,277 87
2012/03/16 79 $5,712 -66% 13 $439   $2,525,380 94
2012/03/23 86 $3,168 -45% 9 $352   $2,531,777 101
2012/03/30 85 $3,139 -1% 12 $262   $2,540,641 108
2012/04/13 95 $1,686   6 $281   $2,544,112 122
2012/04/20 100 $938 -44% 5 $188   $2,545,797 129
2012/04/27 113 $220 -77% 2 $110   $2,546,747 136

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/16 36 $117,655   5 $23,531   $117,655 7
2011/12/23 39 $137,789 +17% 7 $19,684   $255,444 14
2011/12/30 38 $165,743 +20% 12 $13,812   $421,187 21
2012/01/06 32 $165,278 n/c 15 $11,019   $586,465 28
2012/01/13 20 $1,075,544 +551% 494 $2,177   $1,662,009 35
2012/01/20 27 $402,530 -63% 248 $1,623   $2,064,539 42
2012/01/27 35 $174,046 -57% 70 $2,486   $2,238,585 49
2012/02/03 41 $91,730 -47% 40 $2,293   $2,330,315 56
2012/02/10 52 $56,544 -38% 36 $1,571   $2,386,859 63
2012/02/17 57 $58,657 +4% 35 $1,676   $2,445,516 70
2012/02/24 69 $27,338 -53% 22 $1,243   $2,472,854 77
2012/03/02 61 $26,565 -3% 19 $1,398   $2,499,419 84
2012/03/09 71 $20,249 -24% 19 $1,066   $2,519,668 91
2012/03/16 78 $8,941 -56% 13 $688   $2,528,609 98
2012/03/23 78 $8,893 -1% 9 $988   $2,537,502 105
2012/04/13 94 $2,433   6 $406   $2,544,859 126
2012/04/20 100 $1,668 -31% 5 $334   $2,546,527 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 3/8/2012 $0 0 2 6 $241,454 12/10/2015
Brazil 6/7/2012 $114,546 34 34 164 $513,197 12/11/2015
Chile 9/27/2012 $28,625 14 14 26 $75,375 12/12/2015
Japan 2/18/2012 $0 0 26 40 $643,972 12/11/2015
Mexico 4/20/2012 $0 0 36 150 $297,842 12/10/2015
New Zealand 4/12/2012 $0 0 5 15 $50,385 12/10/2015
Peru 10/25/2012 $28,856 14 14 23 $48,776 12/12/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 3/1/2012 $0 0 7 7 $20,196 12/6/2015
South Africa 3/23/2012 $0 0 1 5 $31,247 12/10/2015
Taiwan 5/25/2012 $19,503 14 14 20 $39,936 12/10/2015
Uruguay 4/27/2012 $10,238 4 4 18 $37,370 12/10/2015
 
Rest of World $33,565,657
 
International Total$35,565,407 12/12/2015

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