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Damsels in Distress (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,007,535Details
International Box Office $316,764
Worldwide Box Office $1,324,299
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Damsels in Distress is a comedy about a trio of beautiful girls as they set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university - the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men - including smooth Charlie, dreamboat Xavier and the mad frat pack of Frank and Thor - who threaten the girls' friendship and sanity...


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
75% - Certified Fresh
39% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 6th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: September 25th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content including some sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2211, 2/22/2012)
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Fashion, Relationships Gone Wrong, Suicide, Relationship Advice, Depression, College
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Classics, Westerly Films


   Violet Wister
Adam Brody    Charlie
Hugo Becker    Xavier

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Whit Stillman
Producer    Martin Shafer
Producer    Liz Glotzer
Co-Producer    Charlie Dibe
Line Producer    Jacob Jaffke
Consulting Producer    Cecilia Kate Roque
Consulting Producer    Alicia Van Couvering
Editor    Andrew Hafitz
Cinematographer    Doug Emmett
Composer    Mark Suozzo
Composer    Adam Schlesinger
Production Designer    Elizabeth J. Jones
Costumes    Ciera Wells
Casting Director    Kerry Barden
Casting Director    Paul Schnee
Casting Director    Amy Britt
Casting Director    Anya Colloff
Choreography    Justin Cerne
Makeup    Anouck Sullivan
Hair Stylist    Satoko Ichinose
Sound Designer    Mikhail Sterkin
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Paul

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012

It's the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season. Starting the rush this year is The Avengers, which broke records at the box office and will likely do the same on the home market. It is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack is the better deal. The only other contender for Pick of the Week is Bond: 50 on Buy from Amazon. However, it's a double-dip... or triple-dip. I've lost count. In the end, I'm going with The Avengers on 3D Combo Pack. It's only $5 more, so it is worth future-proofing. More...

Celeste and Jesse Kill the Competition on the Per Theater Chart

August 7th, 2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever opened in four theaters and earned just over $100,000 for an average of $26,946. This suggests a strong potential to expand. Killer Joe did expand going from three to fourteen theaters, but its theater average dipped roughly 8% to $11,647. That's an amazing hold and bodes well for the film's future. More...

Per Theater Chart: Damsels in Delight

April 10th, 2012

Damsels in Distress topped the per theater chart with an average of $14,647 in four theaters. This suggests some potential to expand, although it is too soon to tell if the film will earn some measure of mainstream success. Bully slipped to second place with an average of $12,292 in six theaters, but it should expand now that it has been given a PG-13 rating. We Have a Pope surprised with an average of $10,456 in three theaters. More...

Are Limited Releases Spreading Hope or Distress?

April 6th, 2012

It's a pretty big week for limited releases, although due to the holidays, we don't have hard theater counts for most of them. There are a large number of films that are earning some real measure of buzz and / or very positive reviews. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope might have had the best hope at finding an audience, but it is coming out on Video on Demand as well as in theaters. Likewise, The Hunter has an impressive cast and good reviews, but opened Video on Demand previously, and that tends to kill a film's box office chances. Damsels in Distress could be the big hit as well as it does have a few actors, and a director, that have Indie cred. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/06 42 $58,589   4 $14,647   $58,589 1
2012/04/13 41 $82,411 +41% 22 $3,746   $167,644 8
2012/04/20 35 $114,335 +39% 46 $2,486   $311,623 15
2012/04/27 37 $82,880 -28% 57 $1,454   $438,094 22
2012/05/04 26 $150,673 +82% 205 $735   $621,389 29
2012/05/18 53 $20,740   38 $546   $800,110 45
2012/06/01 56 $16,765   20 $838   $847,887 59
2012/06/15 58 $15,859   22 $721   $890,149 73
2012/06/22 57 $13,768 -13% 19 $725   $910,736 80
2012/06/29 62 $5,845 -58% 8 $731   $923,335 87
2012/07/06 58 $9,408 +61% 15 $627   $936,108 94
2012/07/13 63 $5,805 -38% 9 $645   $947,185 101
2012/07/27 56 $14,368   17 $845   $996,093 115
2012/08/03 95 $268 -98% 2 $134   $1,006,113 122
2012/08/10 97 $444 +66% 2 $222   $1,006,681 129
2012/08/17 93 $670 +51% 2 $335   $1,007,535 136

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