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A Dangerous Method (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,702,083Details
International Box Office $9,105,448Details
Worldwide Box Office $14,807,531
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Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,644 $5,702,083
All Time International Box Office 3,429 $9,105,448
All Time Worldwide Box Office 5,028 $14,807,531
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 475 $5,702,083
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 1,781 $5,702,083
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,067 $9,105,448
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 1,555 $14,807,531

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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
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Keywords: Biography, Mental Illness, Therapists / Therapy, Medical and Hospitals, Dysfunctional Family, Domestic Abuse, Infidelity, Sexual Fetishism, Epilogue, Romance
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Lago Film, Prospero Pictures, Recorded Picture Company
Production Countries: Canada,
Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 833 $1,085 Apr 27, 2012 159
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 441 $1,085 Apr 27, 2012 159
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 546 $271 Apr 27, 2012 159
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 912 $1,856 Apr 20, 2012 152
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 455 $1,856 Apr 20, 2012 152
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 426 $619 Apr 20, 2012 152
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 959 $3,266 Apr 13, 2012 145
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 436 $3,266 Apr 13, 2012 145
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 643 $408 Apr 13, 2012 145
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 958 $6,442 Apr 6, 2012 138
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 372 $6,442 Apr 6, 2012 138
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 620 $537 Apr 6, 2012 138
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,083 $7,885 Mar 30, 2012 131
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 380 $7,885 Mar 30, 2012 131
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 810 $394 Mar 30, 2012 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 920 $29,604 Mar 23, 2012 124
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 233 $29,604 Mar 23, 2012 124
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 715 $630 Mar 23, 2012 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,023 $37,684 Mar 16, 2012 117
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 230 $37,684 Mar 16, 2012 117
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 785 $639 Mar 16, 2012 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,093 $52,325 Mar 9, 2012 110
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 224 $52,325 Mar 9, 2012 110
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 588 $969 Mar 9, 2012 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,140 $67,772 Mar 2, 2012 103
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 228 $67,772 Mar 2, 2012 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 410 $1,279 Mar 2, 2012 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,149 $93,224 Feb 24, 2012 96
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 211 $93,224 Feb 24, 2012 96
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 568 $1,151 Feb 24, 2012 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 994 $152,441 Feb 17, 2012 89
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 174 $152,441 Feb 17, 2012 89
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 349 $1,588 Feb 17, 2012 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 971 $205,193 Feb 10, 2012 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 169 $205,193 Feb 10, 2012 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 288 $1,918 Feb 10, 2012 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 804 $322,514 Feb 3, 2012 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 139 $322,514 Feb 3, 2012 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 623 $1,372 Feb 3, 2012 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 657 $549,022 Jan 27, 2012 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 104 $549,022 Jan 27, 2012 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 604 $1,504 Jan 27, 2012 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,168 $382,733 Jan 20, 2012 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 189 $382,733 Jan 20, 2012 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 116 $3,645 Jan 20, 2012 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,262 $499,572 Jan 13, 2012 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 188 $499,572 Jan 13, 2012 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 72 $4,804 Jan 13, 2012 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,211 $279,280 Jan 6, 2012 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 363 $279,280 Jan 6, 2012 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 129 $4,364 Jan 6, 2012 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,753 $299,741 Dec 30, 2011 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 424 $299,741 Dec 30, 2011 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 132 $4,914 Dec 30, 2011 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,768 $197,230 Dec 23, 2011 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 671 $197,230 Dec 23, 2011 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 493 $3,401 Dec 23, 2011 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,590 $150,855 Dec 16, 2011 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 871 $150,855 Dec 16, 2011 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 90 $8,874 Dec 16, 2011 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,638 $76,936 Dec 9, 2011 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,402 $76,936 Dec 9, 2011 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 30 $19,234 Dec 9, 2011 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,611 $119,574 Dec 2, 2011 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,174 $119,574 Dec 2, 2011 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 34 $29,894 Dec 2, 2011 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,705 $167,953 Nov 25, 2011 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,033 $167,953 Nov 25, 2011 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 84 $41,988 Nov 25, 2011 5
Theater Average Limited Release 99 $41,988 Nov 25, 2011 5
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 9 $41,988 Nov 25, 2011 5
Never Wide Domestic 567 $5,702,083 Nov 23, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,765 $5,702,083 Nov 23, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 329 361 Nov 23, 2011 0

Cast

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

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Jeremy Thomas
Co-Producer    Marco Mehlitz
Screenwriter    Christopher Hampton
Co-Producer    Martin Katz
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...

Weekend Estimates: Twilight Wins Again on Slow Weekend

December 4th, 2011

Breaking Dawn, Part 1 will complete a hat-trick of wins this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, but the fact that it can do so while falling almost 60% from last weekend shows just how weak business is overall. Based on the numbers reported so far, this will be the second-slowest weekend of the year, after the weekend of September 9 as moviegoers switch to Holiday shopping. 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...

2011 Preview: November

November 1st, 2011

October was a bit of a write-off. After the last weekend of September, the 2011 box office was about $280 million behind 2010's pace, but after the final weekend in October, that gap increased to $340 million. November will obviously bring in more box office dollars than October did. After all, it has one of the most important long holiday weekends of the year, Thanksgiving. However, the important question is not, "Can this November top last month?" It's, "Can this November top last year?" The biggest hit of last November was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I, which earned just shy of $300 million. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 should match that figure. Tangled reached $200 million and maybe Happy Feet 2 will match that figure, but that's far less certain. There's a chance The Muppets will match Megamind while Tower Heist should top Due Date. If Jack and Jill and / or Hugo can become surprise $100 million hits and one of the limited releases can become a monster hit, like The King's Speech was able to, then suddenly the box office looks whole lot rosier going into the final month of the year. It's possible, but it's kind of like getting a backdoor full house in Texas Hold'em to beat a straight. I wouldn't bet on it. On the other hand, there doesn't appear to be many Skyline, The Next Three Days or Faster films that bombed at the box office. So while we might not be as strong at the top, there is better depth this year and hopefully that will be enough. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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 74 $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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/25 33 $234,631   4 $58,658   $293,363 9
2011/12/02 33 $165,686 -29% 4 $41,422   $459,049 16
2011/12/09 37 $109,953 -34% 4 $27,488   $569,002 23
2011/12/16 27 $227,225 +107% 17 $13,366   $796,227 30
2011/12/23 23 $480,789 +112% 58 $8,289   $1,277,016 37
2011/12/30 23 $519,882 +8% 61 $8,523   $1,796,898 44
2012/01/06 22 $390,294 -25% 64 $6,098   $2,187,192 51
2012/01/13 23 $767,769 +97% 104 $7,382   $2,954,961 58
2012/01/20 21 $563,221 -27% 105 $5,364   $3,518,182 65
2012/01/27 25 $773,690 +37% 365 $2,120   $4,291,872 72
2012/02/03 27 $451,295 -42% 235 $1,920   $4,743,167 79
2012/02/10 38 $276,336 -39% 107 $2,583   $5,019,503 86
2012/02/17 42 $232,083 -16% 96 $2,418   $5,251,586 93
2012/02/24 44 $137,857 -41% 81 $1,702   $5,389,443 100
2012/03/02 44 $91,810 -33% 53 $1,732   $5,481,253 107
2012/03/09 50 $82,815 -10% 54 $1,534   $5,564,068 114
2012/03/16 52 $58,246 -30% 59 $987   $5,622,314 121
2012/03/23 54 $43,408 -25% 47 $924   $5,665,722 128
2012/04/06 70 $18,968   12 $1,581   $5,692,575 142
2012/04/13 84 $5,821 -69% 8 $728   $5,698,396 149
2012/04/20 96 $2,602 -55% 3 $867   $5,700,998 156

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