A Dangerous Method

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,702,083Details
International Box Office $9,105,448
Worldwide Box Office $14,807,531
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On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, A Dangerous Method takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross, a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
77% - Certified Fresh
50% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: March 27th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2185, 8/17/2011)
Running Time: 99 minutes
Keywords: Romance, Epilogue, Sexual Fetishism, Infidelity, Domestic Abuse, Dysfunctional Family, Medical and Hospitals, Therapists / Therapy, Mental Illness, Biography
Source:Based on Play
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Lago Film, Prospero Pictures, Recorded Picture Company


   Sabina Spielrein
   Sigmund Freud
   Carl Jung
Vincent Cassel    Otto Cross
Sarah Gadon    Emma Jung

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jeremy Thomas
Co-Producer    Marco Mehlitz
Co-Producer    Martin Katz
Screenwriter    Christopher Hampton
Based on the Stage Play "The Talking Cure"    Christopher Hampton
Based on the book "A Most Dangerous Method"    John Kerr
Executive Producer    Thomas Sterchi
Executive Producer    Matthias Zimmermann
Executive Producer    Karl Spoerri
Executive Producer    Stephan Mallmann
Executive Producer    Peter Watson
Associate Producer    Richard Mansell
Director of Photography    Peter Suschitzky
Editor    Ronald Sanders
Production Designer    James McAteer
Costume Designer    Denise Cronenberg
Composer    Howard Shore
Supervising Sound Editor    Wayne Griffin
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael O'Farrell
Casting    Deirdre Bowen

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 27th, 2012

March 26th, 2012

It's not a particularly strong week when it comes to the home market. The biggest box office hit coming out this week is Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, but that film missed expectations at the box office and was savaged by critics. It should be the best selling DVD and Blu-ray of the week, but that's because it is a slow week overall. As for the best of the best, Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIII is my choice for Pick of the Week. Others might go with South Park: Season 15 instead, while A Dangerous Method would also be the top choice of many. By a strange coincidence, I'm waiting for the screeners for all four of these films. More...

Per Theater Chart: Unbreakable Vow

February 22nd, 2012

No films topped $10,000 on the per theaters chart; in fact, none of them come close. The Vow came closest with an average of $7,798. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was the best new release at an average of $6,968, while the best new limited release was Undefeated at $6,633. 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: Pina Dances to the Top

January 25th, 2012

There were only three films this past weekend to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater average, and none of them were new releases. Pina finally expanded playing in ten theaters, while it climbed to the top of the per theater average with $13,667. It should hit its first major milestone soon. A Separation doubled its theater count and saw its per theater average grow to $12,986. It too should reach its first milestone sooner rather than later. The final member of the $10,000 club was We Need to Talk About Kevin with an average of $10,530 in seven theaters. The best new release of the week was Crazy Horse with $7,963 in its lone theater. However, it was a Wednesday release and if you include its first two days of release, it earned $12,336. If it were a Friday release, it likely would have reached the $10,000 market. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron Isn't Tarnished during Sophomore Stint

January 10th, 2012

The $10,000 club was again crowded this week and, as expected for this time of year, it was filled almost entirely by holdovers. Iron Lady remained the top film with an average of $35,275 in five theaters and it should start hitting major milestones very soon. Pina's average grew, again, reaching $27,676 in three theaters. Hopefully it will start expanding quickly, before its momentum fades. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned an average of $16,521 in six theaters. Its mixed reviews haven't taken too much of a toll, yet. A Separation doubled its theater count, but its per theater average remained relatively steady at $15,440. The overall box office leader, The Devil Inside, was next at $14,763. Finally, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia opened with $10,652 in one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron is Worth Its Weight In Gold

January 4th, 2012

Iron Lady led a group of six films in the $10,000 earning a per theater average of $55,102. This is better than expected and shows the Oscar buzz for Meryl Streep is overcoming the middling overall reviews. Last week's winner, Pina, remained strong with an average of $23,874 in three theaters. I expect it will expand somewhat and earn a small measure of mainstream success. A Separation opened with an average of $19,827 in three theaters and with possible Oscar glory, it continues to do well. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has already earned a significant measure of mainstream success and with an average of $19,043 in 55 theaters this past weekend, it had its best weekend yet. It did cost $21 million to make, so it will need to continue to do well for quite some time before it makes profitability likely. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close's first full weekend went well earning an average of $18,463 in three theaters. It has a shot at expanding wide in a couple weeks, assuming it holds on relatively well over the next couple weeks. The final film in the $10,000 club was Pariah, which earned an average of $12,145 in four theaters. It earned just over $100,000 from Wednesday through Monday. 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...

Per Theater Chart: Tailor Made for Success

December 14th, 2011

Three new releases were able to reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, while there were three holdovers that were able to join them. Leading the way was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with an outstanding average of $77,641 in four theaters. Young Adult opened with nearly the same total, but was playing in eight theaters giving it an average of $38,783. We Need to Talk About Kevin earned $24,587 in one theater during its Oscar qualifying run. A Dangerous Method spent its third weekend in the $10,000 club with an average of $19,234 in four theaters. However, it has seen in per theater average cut by more than half since its opening, and it has yet to expand. The Artist has also seen its per theater average fall, but it expanded its theater count to sixteen this past weekend and still earned an average of $18,460. It is already an art house success and will soon start earning some measure of mainstream success. Shame more than doubled its theater count, but hung onto a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,496 in 21 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Strength and Independence

December 6th, 2011

We are right in the prime of Awards Season and over the weekend there were three films earning very impressive per theater averages and two of those films were recently given Independent Spirit Award Nominations. Leading the way for the second weekend in a row was The Artist with an average of $35,211 in six theaters. It is still barely in theaters, but it is already halfway to $1 million. Being a silent film will likely keep the film from expanding truly wide, but it should grab some measure of mainstream success. Shame debuted in second place with an average of $34,952 in ten theaters. It is rare for an NC-17 film to do this well. Rounding out the $10,000 club was A Dangerous Method placed third with an average of $29,894, while still playing in four theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases Roar

November 30th, 2011

The top film on the per theater chart was a silent film, The Artist, which was amazing, earning more than $200,000 in just four theaters for an average of $51,220. A Dangerous Method was also very strong on the per theater chart earning an average of $41,988, also in four theaters. Last week's winner, The Descendants, expanded into nearly 400 theaters, but still managed an average of $18,835. Finally, the overall box office leader, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, managed an average of $10,252. More...

Weekend Estimates: Twilight Tops Over Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2011

In spite of a hefty 70% weekend-to-weekend decline, Breaking Dawn, Part 1 will run out an easy winner at the box office over Thanksgiving, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Its $42 million Friday-Sunday performance is exactly in line with the $42 million earned by New Moon during its Thanksgiving weekend, but it is currently running about $9 million behind the second film in the franchise, suggesting a total gross of around $285 million. A bevy of family-friendly new releases will be unable to come all that close to the vampire film, although all studios involved are projecting strong business for the films in question throughout the Holiday Season. More...

Feasting on Limited Releases

November 24th, 2011

It's Thanksgiving long weekend, which means the openings of the limited releases are spread over three days. It also means there are a few Awards Season contenders making their theatrical debuts this week. Will any of the Oscar hopefuls snag a nomination? It's too soon to tell, but there's no shortage of contenders with five of the six films earning 80% positive reviews or better. The Artist is earning the best reviews, while A Dangerous Method will likely be the biggest box office hit of the group. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/25 34 $167,953   4 $41,988   $226,685 5
2011/12/02 34 $119,574 -29% 4 $29,894   $412,937 12
2011/12/09 37 $76,936 -36% 4 $19,234   $535,985 19
2011/12/16 25 $150,855 +96% 17 $8,874   $719,857 26
2011/12/23 23 $197,230 +31% 58 $3,401   $993,457 33
2011/12/30 23 $299,741 +52% 61 $4,914   $1,576,757 40
2012/01/06 22 $279,280 -7% 64 $4,364   $2,076,178 47
2012/01/13 23 $499,572 +79% 104 $4,804   $2,686,764 54
2012/01/20 22 $382,733 -23% 105 $3,645   $3,337,694 61
2012/01/27 25 $549,022 +43% 365 $1,504   $4,067,204 68
2012/02/03 27 $322,514 -41% 235 $1,372   $4,614,386 75
2012/02/10 37 $205,193 -36% 107 $1,918   $4,948,360 82
2012/02/17 41 $152,441 -26% 96 $1,588   $5,171,944 89
2012/02/24 46 $93,224 -39% 81 $1,151   $5,344,810 96
2012/03/02 47 $67,772 -27% 53 $1,279   $5,457,215 103
2012/03/09 49 $52,325 -23% 54 $969   $5,533,578 110
2012/03/16 56 $37,684 -28% 59 $639   $5,601,752 117
2012/03/23 54 $29,604 -21% 47 $630   $5,651,918 124
2012/03/30 73 $7,885 -73% 20 $394   $5,673,607 131
2012/04/06 75 $6,442 -18% 12 $537   $5,680,049 138
2012/04/13 88 $3,266 -49% 8 $408   $5,695,841 145
2012/04/20 94 $1,856 -43% 3 $619   $5,700,252 152
2012/04/27 103 $1,085 -42% 4 $271   $5,702,083 159

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