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Darling Companion (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $793,352Details
International Box Office $406,994Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,200,346
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Synopsis

In Darling Companion, Beth saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal. When Joseph loses the dog after their daughter's wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, Beth, distraught and angry with Joseph, enlists the help of the few remaining guests and a mysterious woman in a frantic search. Over the course of several days searching, the emotional and physical toll starts affecting everyone as their mountain adventure takes them in unexpected directions - comic, harrowing, sometimes deeply emotional and, ultimately, towards a new understanding of love.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
22% - Rotten
Audience
29% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 20th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: June 1st, 2012 (Wide) (Spain)
June 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Turkey)
July 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
July 27th, 2012 (Wide) (South Africa)
August 9th, 2012 (Wide) (Greece)
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Video Release: August 28th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content including references, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2209, 2/8/2012)
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Wedding Day, Empty Nest, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Werc Werk Works, Kasdan Pictures, Likely Story
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,680 $1,749 Aug 17, 2012 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,263 $368 Aug 10, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,862 $5,701 Aug 3, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,442 $2,382 Jul 27, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,733 $2,460 Jul 20, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,561 $401 Jul 13, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,545 $2,090 Jul 6, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,629 $4,580 Jun 29, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,456 $12,748 Jun 22, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,577 $20,090 Jun 15, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,413 $44,949 Jun 8, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,617 $60,535 Jun 1, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,003 $68,967 May 25, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,645 $58,831 May 18, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,092 $65,408 May 11, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,283 $91,261 May 4, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,000 $64,441 Apr 27, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,049 $39,962 Apr 20, 2012 3

Cast

   Beth
   Joesph
Dianne Wiest    Penny
Richard Jenkins    Russell
Elisabeth Moss    Grace
Mark Duplass    Bryan
Sam Shepard    Sherrif Morris

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Meg Kadsan
Screenwriter    Lawrence Kasdan

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 28th, 2012

August 28th, 2012

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Weekend Estimates: Think Like a Man Delivers Big Opening

April 22nd, 2012

Although it won't be enough to give the industry a year-on-year win, Think Like a Man will deliver a very impressive $30 million opening this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, a performance that is well ahead of projections going into the weekend. The Lucky One also beat expectations and will finish second with around $22.8 million. The Hunger Games will be pushed into 3rd place, picking up around $14.5 million in its fifth weekend and passing $350 million in the process. Nature documentary Chimpanzee will land in fourth place with $10.2 million. More...

Limited Releases Won't Be Left in the Cold

April 20th, 2012

There are only a few limited releases on this week's list, and only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Marley's reviews are fantastic, but it is opening in 45 theaters, which is a lot for a limited release. It could prove to be too many. To the Arctic 3D is also opening in dozens of theaters, but its reviews are barely above the overall positive level. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 52 $39,962   4 $9,991   $39,962 3
2012/04/27 44 $64,441 +61% 17 $3,791   $119,342 10
2012/05/04 30 $91,261 +42% 46 $1,984   $235,302 17
2012/05/11 37 $65,408 -28% 64 $1,022   $329,691 24
2012/05/18 36 $58,831 -10% 60 $981   $419,641 31
2012/05/25 33 $68,967 +17% 61 $1,131   $522,802 38
2012/06/01 38 $60,535 -12% 63 $961   $619,730 45
2012/06/08 42 $44,949 -26% 51 $881   $693,748 52
2012/06/15 52 $20,090 -55% 20 $1,005   $733,864 59
2012/06/22 58 $12,748 -37% 14 $911   $754,070 66
2012/06/29 67 $4,580 -64% 11 $416   $767,203 73
2012/07/06 79 $2,090 -54% 4 $523   $772,634 80
2012/07/13 87 $401 -81% 4 $100   $774,190 87
2012/07/20 72 $2,460 +513% 6 $410   $776,979 94
2012/07/27 75 $2,382 -3% 7 $340   $780,581 101
2012/08/03 68 $5,701 +139% 7 $814   $787,720 108
2012/08/10 98 $368 -94% 4 $92   $791,431 115
2012/08/17 82 $1,749 +375% 3 $583   $793,352 122

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 55 $54,901   4 $13,725   $54,901 7
2012/04/27 44 $89,140 +62% 17 $5,244   $144,041 14
2012/05/04 31 $120,242 +35% 46 $2,614   $264,283 21
2012/05/11 39 $96,527 -20% 64 $1,508   $360,810 28
2012/05/18 34 $93,025 -4% 60 $1,550   $453,835 35
2012/05/25 34 $105,360 +13% 61 $1,727   $559,195 42
2012/06/01 39 $89,604 -15% 63 $1,422   $648,799 49
2012/06/08 45 $64,975 -27% 51 $1,274   $713,774 56
2012/06/15 54 $27,548 -58% 20 $1,377   $741,322 63
2012/06/22 57 $21,301 -23% 14 $1,522   $762,623 70
2012/06/29 70 $7,921 -63% 11 $720   $770,544 77
2012/07/06 76 $3,245 -59% 4 $811   $773,789 84
2012/07/13 87 $730 -78% 4 $183   $774,519 91
2012/07/20 75 $3,680 +404% 6 $613   $778,199 98
2012/07/27 74 $3,820 +4% 7 $546   $782,019 105
2012/08/03 69 $9,044 +137% 7 $1,292   $791,063 112
2012/08/10 92 $540 -94% 4 $135   $791,603 119
2012/08/17 88 $1,749 +224% 3 $583   $793,352 126

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Greece 8/9/2012 $1,531 12166 12166 17124 $20,025 12/11/2015
Portugal 7/19/2012 $12,723 11 11 11 $12,723 12/11/2015
South Africa 7/27/2012 $25,053 18 18 18 $25,053 12/11/2015
Spain 6/1/2012 $0 0 88 123 $200,378 12/10/2015
Turkey 6/22/2012 $6,919 14 14 14 $6,919 12/10/2015
 
Rest of World $141,896
 
International Total$406,994 12/11/2015

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