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The Darkness (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,753,574Details
International Box Office $76,943Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,830,517
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $142,626 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $15,091 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $157,717
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
63% - Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 13th, 2016 (Wide) by High Top Releasing
International Releases: May 13th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: September 6th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some disturbing violence, brief sensuality and language.
(Rating bulletin 2417 (Cert 50210), 3/23/2016)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Family Vacations, Grand Canyon, Hauntings, Native Americans
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Blumhouse, BH Tilt, Emu Creek Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,988 $43,564 Jun 24, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,530 $42,108 Jun 17, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,347 $96,315 Jun 10, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,402 $176,186 Jun 3, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,930 $713,302 May 27, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,421 $2,272,618 May 20, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,955 $4,950,859 May 13, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,548 1,755 May 13, 2016 3

Cast

   Peter Taylor
   Bronny Taylor
Lucy Fry    Stephanie Taylor
David Mazouz    Michael Taylor
Ming-Na Wen   
Paul Reiser   
Matt Walsh    Gary Carter
Jennifer Morrison    Joy Carter
Parker Mack    Andrew Carter
A.J. Tannen    Quinlan
Tara Lynne Barr    Kat
Judith McConnell    Trish
Krista Marie Yu    Tasha
Trian Long Smith    Sammy Levin

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Greg McLean
Screenwriter    Shayne Armstrong
Screenwriter    Shane Krause
Producer    Jason Blum
Producer    Bianca Martino
Producer    Matt Kaplan
Executive Producer    Greg McLean
Executive Producer    Couper Samuelson
Executive Producer    Jeanette Volturno-Brill
Director of Photography    Toby Oliver
Production Designer    Melanie Paizes-Jones
Editor    Sean Lahiff
Editor    Tim Alverson
Composer    Johnny Klimek
Costume Designer    Nicola Dunn
Casting Director    Terri Taylor

Home Market Releases for September 6th, 2016

September 6th, 2016

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It is a big week with a ton of home market releases, including several that were contenders for Pick of the Week. There were two limited releases in that group, Love and Friendship and Tale of Tales. Love and Friendship got better reviews, but Tale of TalesBlu-ray is more interesting in my mind. Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection is a great Blu-ray box set and would make an amazing gift. As for the Pick of the Week, that was an easy choice: The Iron Giant: Signature Edition on Blu-ray. Although if you are a hardcore fan, then the Ultimate Collector’s Edition might be worth the $75. More...

Theater Averages: Dory Finds Her Way to the Top with $31,373

June 21st, 2016

Finding Dory

Finding Dory not only earned first place on the weekend box office chart, but it also earned first place on the theater average chart with $31,373 per theater. Homeless Billionaire was next with $19,771 in its lone theater. Tickled earned an average of $10,949 in two theaters. Meanwhile, Central Intelligence was right behind with an average of $10,130. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Scare the Industry?

June 9th, 2016

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

If this weekend is as bad as some fear it will be, it could begin to cause a panic among some studio executives. Two of the three wide releases are sequels and there are some who expect both to fail to match their predecessors by significant margins. If this happens, we will have six sequels failing to match expectations during a four-week stretch. Worse still, there are more than six additional sequels left to open before the end of summer. (Finding Dory seems safe, but the rest could flop as well.) The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist should come out on top at the box office, but with less than the original made. Now You See Me 2 will likely continue Lionsgate's losing streak. Meanwhile, Warcraft could do well enough in China to justify a sequel, which is great news, because it will likely bomb here. This weekend last year, Jurassic World opened with $208 million. There's no way the entire box office will make that much this year. 2016 is going to get pummeled in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Birds should be Happy with a $38.16 million

May 24th, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie

While each film in the top five on this weekend's box office chart finished in the right place, none of them matched expectations, save for The Jungle Book, which earned fifth place. The Angry Birds Movie debuted on top of the chart with $38.16 million, which is an okay opening for a family film at this time of year and nothing more. Likewise, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising struggled compared to its predecessor, but did well compared to its budget. The Nice Guys will need long legs to break even. The overall box office rose 4.5% from last weekend, reaching $137 million, but fell 11% from the same weekend last year. 2016's lead over 2015 shrank to 5.1% or $200 million at $4.14 billion to $3.94 billion. This is a very impressive figure, but might not be enough to keep 2016 in the lead throughout the rest of the year. Jurassic World came out last June and there's little hope any film this June will match it. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Civil War Dominates, buy Money Monster has Moderate Debut

May 17th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

The weekend box office was weaker than predicted at the top, but stronger in the second and third spots. Captain America: Civil War led the way with $72.64 million. This was lower than expected, but still more than the rest of the films combined earned. Money Monster was better than expected with $14.79 million. Overall, the box office was down 45% from last weekend to $130 million, while it was down 29% from this weekend last year. 2016 is still ahead of 2015 by a massive $230 million or 6.2% at $3.97 billion to $3.73 billion. I was worried 2016 and 2015 would be in a virtual tie by now, so this is great news. More...

Weekend Estimates: Disney still dominant, but Money Monster solid on debut

May 15th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

After recording the 5th-biggest opening weekend of all time last weekend, Captain America: Civil War will decline 59% this time around to $72.56 million, according to Disney’s Sunday projection. If that number holds, it will put Civil War 8th on the list of best second weekends, almost exactly tied with Iron Man 3. That comparative slip in the rankings isn’t of huge consequence, given that the film will sail past $300 million domestically on either Monday or Tuesday, and has already racked up $645 million worldwide, putting it on the brink of $1 billion worldwide a little over two weeks after its international rollout. The Marvel juggernaut continues to roll on. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Money Monster Has Timid Previews

May 13th, 2016

Money Monster

Money Monster earned $600,000 during its Thursday night previews. That's better than Hail, Caesar! ($543,000) or Mother's Day ($250,000). However, it is still nothing to truly celebrate. It still has a chance to match our predictions, but $10 million seems more likely. More...

Weekend Predictions: Civil War will Win Weekend, but will New Releases Earn any Money?

May 12th, 2016

Money Monster

There's not much mystery over what movie will come out on top of the box office this weekend. Captain America: Civil War will repeat as champion, as neither Money Monster nor The Darkness are expected to be box office hits. In fact, both of them combined will earn less in total than Civil War will make over the weekend. Unfortunately, this weekend last year had a one-two punch with Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road. Civil War will beat those two individually, but 2015's depth is going to be really hard to top. Fortunately, 2016 has such a lead so far that it can weather this storm. More...

Contest: Money, Money, Money

May 5th, 2016

Money Monster

Next weekend there is only one movie opening truly wide: Money Monster. (It appears The Darkness is opening in less than 2,000 theaters.) Because of this, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Money Monster.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize of previously reviews DVD and / or Blu-rays. I grabbed a few more boxes from storage, so we can do winner's choice again. The choices are, two movies, one TV on DVD release, three single-disc kids DVDs, or two items from the mystery box.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above.

Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/13 4 $4,950,859   1,755 $2,821   $4,950,859 3
2016/05/20 7 $2,272,618 -54% 1,769 $1,285   $8,370,100 10
2016/05/27 12 $713,302 -69% 1,004 $710   $9,825,681 17
2016/06/03 22 $176,186 -75% 208 $847   $10,411,993 24
2016/06/10 30 $96,315 -45% 97 $993   $10,583,535 31
2016/06/17 33 $42,108 -56% 106 $397   $10,658,462 38
2016/06/24 37 $43,564 +3% 79 $551   $10,732,841 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/13 4 $2,133,144   1,755 $1,215   $2,133,144 1
2016/05/14 4 $1,842,575 -14% 1,755 $1,050   $3,975,719 2
2016/05/15 4 $975,140 -47% 1,755 $556   $4,950,859 3
2016/05/16 5 $297,466 -69% 1,755 $169   $5,248,325 4
2016/05/17 5 $369,367 +24% 1,755 $210   $5,617,692 5
2016/05/18 5 $259,328 -30% 1,755 $148   $5,877,020 6
2016/05/19 5 $220,462 -15% 1,755 $126   $6,097,482 7
2016/05/20 7 $704,494 +220% 1,769 $398   $6,801,976 8
2016/05/21 7 $1,039,070 +47% 1,769 $587   $7,841,046 9
2016/05/22 7 $529,054 -49% 1,769 $299   $8,370,100 10
2016/05/23 8 $182,428 -66% 1,769 $103   $8,552,528 11
2016/05/24 7 $225,350 +24% 1,769 $127   $8,777,878 12
2016/05/25 7 $193,930 -14% 1,769 $110   $8,971,808 13
2016/05/26 8 $140,571 -28% 1,769 $79   $9,112,379 14
2016/05/27 11 $209,195 +49% 1,004 $208   $9,321,574 15
2016/05/28 12 $267,529 +28% 1,004 $266   $9,589,103 16
2016/05/29 12 $236,578 -12% 1,004 $236   $9,825,681 17
2016/05/30 12 $174,599 -26% 1,004 $174   $10,000,280 18
2016/05/31 10 $98,914 -43% 1,004 $99   $10,099,194 19
2016/06/01 11 $88,906 -10% 1,004 $89   $10,188,100 20
2016/06/02 14 $47,707 -46% 1,004 $48   $10,235,807 21
2016/06/03 - $54,326 +14% 208 $261   $10,290,133 22
2016/06/04 - $76,607 +41% 208 $368   $10,366,740 23
2016/06/05 - $45,253 -41% 208 $218   $10,411,993 24
2016/06/06 - $23,857 -47% 208 $115   $10,435,850 25
2016/06/07 - $21,749 -9% 208 $105   $10,457,599 26
2016/06/08 - $18,524 -15% 208 $89   $10,476,123 27
2016/06/09 - $11,097 -40% 208 $53   $10,487,220 28
2016/06/10 - $35,997 +224% 97 $371   $10,523,217 29
2016/06/11 - $43,070 +20% 97 $444   $10,566,287 30
2016/06/12 - $17,248 -60% 97 $178   $10,583,535 31
2016/06/13 - $10,405 -40% 97 $107   $10,593,940 32
2016/06/14 - $10,301 -1% 97 $106   $10,604,241 33
2016/06/15 - $7,997 -22% 97 $82   $10,612,238 34
2016/06/16 - $4,116 -49% 97 $42   $10,616,354 35
2016/06/17 - $12,527 +204% 106 $118   $10,628,881 36
2016/06/18 - $16,572 +32% 106 $156   $10,645,453 37
2016/06/19 - $13,009 -22% 106 $123   $10,658,462 38
2016/06/20 - $7,932 -39% 106 $75   $10,666,394 39
2016/06/21 - $7,840 -1% 106 $74   $10,674,234 40
2016/06/22 - $7,613 -3% 106 $72   $10,681,847 41
2016/06/23 - $7,430 -2% 106 $70   $10,689,277 42
2016/06/24 - $12,918 +74% 79 $164   $10,702,195 43
2016/06/25 - $18,684 +45% 79 $237   $10,720,879 44
2016/06/26 - $11,962 -36% 79 $151   $10,732,841 45
2016/06/27 - $5,009 -58% 79 $63   $10,737,850 46
2016/06/28 - $5,753 +15% 79 $73   $10,743,603 47
2016/06/29 - $4,996 -13% 79 $63   $10,748,599 48
2016/06/30 - $4,975 n/c 79 $63   $10,753,574 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/13 4 $6,097,482   1,755 $3,474   $6,097,482 7
2016/05/20 7 $3,014,897 -51% 1,769 $1,704   $9,112,379 14
2016/05/27 12 $1,123,428 -63% 1,004 $1,119   $10,235,807 21
2016/06/03 23 $251,413 -78% 208 $1,209   $10,487,220 28
2016/06/10 32 $129,134 -49% 97 $1,331   $10,616,354 35
2016/06/17 33 $72,923 -44% 106 $688   $10,689,277 42
2016/06/24 40 $64,297 -12% 79 $814   $10,753,574 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 5/13/2016 $73,991 106 106 106 $73,991 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $2,952
 
International Total$76,943 6/9/2016

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