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Dark Horse (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $166,228Details
International Box Office $88,797Details
Worldwide Box Office $255,025
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Synopsis

In his mid-30s, Abe clings to the trappings of his adolescence, including the extensive collection of toys and action figures adorning his boyhood bedroom. Still living with his parents Jackie and Phyllis, Abe works for his increasingly disappointed Dad and spends evenings ruthlessly trouncing his Mom at backgammon. His older brother Richard's success as a California doctor only feeds Abe’s resentment and rage at his family over his failures. When Abe meets Miranda, whose personal and professional disasters have sent her scrambling back to the safety of her parents’ suburban home, he sees what he thinks is a chance at true love. Abe throws himself into pursuing the overmedicated Miranda, convincing her to marry him after a whirlwind courtship. But, as the couple haltingly prepares to start a new life together, the film swerves into Abe’s subconscious, where his crippling self-doubt and dark fears begin to undermine his nearly realized dream of a fuller life.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 8th, 2012 (Limited) by Brainstorm Media
International Releases: June 29th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
August 29th, 2012 (Wide) (France)
August 30th, 2012 (Wide) (Lebanon)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Delayed Adulthood, Romance, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Goldcrest Films, Double Hope Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,349 $3,973 Aug 24, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,590 $5,702 Aug 17, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,021 $5,226 Aug 10, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,209 $7,703 Aug 3, 2012 59
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,893 $12,818 Jul 20, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,857 $6,000 Jul 13, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,533 $4,756 Jul 6, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,089 $5,165 Jun 29, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,288 $10,654 Jun 22, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,102 $10,209 Jun 15, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,770 $13,551 Jun 8, 2012 3

Cast

   Richard
Selma Blair    Miranda
Mia Farrow    Phyllis
Jordan Gelber    Abe
Donna Murphy    Marie
Christopher Walken    Jackie
Zachary Booth    Justin
Aasif Mandvi    Mahmoud

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Todd Solondz
Producer    Ted Hope
Producer    Derrick Tseng
Executive Producer    Nick Quested
Cinematographer    Andrij Parekh
Editor    Kevin Messman
Music Supervisor    Michael Hill
Production Designer    Alex DiGerlando

Per Theater Chart: Moon Shines Over Wide Releases

June 12th, 2012

For the third weekend in a row, Moonrise Kingdom remained the top film on the per theater chart with an average of $16,247. Again, most limited releases would kill to have an opening week per theater average that high while playing in only a couple theaters. Moonrise Kingdom did it in its third weekend of release while playing in nearly 100 theaters. To call it a success is an understatement. Prometheus finished in second place with $15,032, while the overall box office leader, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, was right behind with an average of $14,166. Dark Horse opened with $13,551 in its lone theater. Safety Not Guaranteed opened in ninety theaters, which is a little high for a limited release, but it still earned an impressive average of $10,862. More...

Limited Releases: Success Not Guaranteed

June 8th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including quite a few that earned some pre-release buzz: Bel Ami, Dark Horse, Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, Lola Versus, and Safety Not Guarenteed. Unfortunately, only the last one is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Hopefully it will perform well enough that it can escape the art house circuit and earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 60 $13,551   1 $13,551   $13,551 3
2012/06/15 64 $10,209 -25% 2 $5,105   $30,513 10
2012/06/22 61 $10,654 +4% 8 $1,332   $48,285 17
2012/06/29 64 $5,165 -52% 3 $1,722   $62,591 24
2012/07/06 65 $4,756 -8% 3 $1,585   $74,547 31
2012/07/13 62 $6,000 +26% 6 $1,000   $85,536 38
2012/07/20 55 $12,818 +114% 10 $1,282   $101,488 45
2012/08/03 62 $7,703   9 $856   $141,637 59
2012/08/10 75 $5,226 -32% 8 $653   $150,482 66
2012/08/17 67 $5,702 +9% 6 $950   $159,023 73
2012/08/24 79 $3,973 -30% 5 $795   $166,228 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 61 $20,304   1 $20,304   $20,304 7
2012/06/15 63 $17,327 -15% 2 $8,664   $37,631 14
2012/06/22 60 $19,795 +14% 8 $2,474   $57,426 21
2012/06/29 65 $12,365 -38% 3 $4,122   $69,791 28
2012/07/13 64 $9,134   6 $1,522   $88,670 42
2012/08/03 68 $11,322   9 $1,258   $145,256 63
2012/08/10 69 $8,065 -29% 8 $1,008   $153,321 70
2012/08/17 68 $8,934 +11% 6 $1,489   $162,255 77
2012/08/24 80 $3,973 -56% 5 $795   $166,228 84

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
France 8/29/2012 $60,318 29 29 29 $60,318 12/11/2015
Lebanon 8/30/2012 $861 1 1 3 $2,095 12/11/2015
United Kingdom 6/29/2012 $11,327 7 7 14 $26,384 12/10/2015
 
International Total$88,797 12/11/2015

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