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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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  7. Cast & Crew
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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

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: Relationships Gone Wrong, Empty Nest, Wedding Day, Animal Lead
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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,706 $1,749 Aug 17, 2012 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 799 $1,749 Aug 17, 2012 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 762 $583 Aug 17, 2012 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,310 $368 Aug 10, 2012 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,223 $368 Aug 10, 2012 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,290 $92 Aug 10, 2012 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,896 $5,701 Aug 3, 2012 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 700 $5,701 Aug 3, 2012 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 718 $814 Aug 3, 2012 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,494 $2,382 Jul 27, 2012 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,096 $2,382 Jul 27, 2012 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,398 $340 Jul 27, 2012 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,798 $2,460 Jul 20, 2012 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,199 $2,460 Jul 20, 2012 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,422 $410 Jul 20, 2012 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,666 $401 Jul 13, 2012 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,815 $401 Jul 13, 2012 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,907 $100 Jul 13, 2012 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,645 $2,090 Jul 6, 2012 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,598 $2,090 Jul 6, 2012 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,555 $523 Jul 6, 2012 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 3,729 $4,580 Jun 29, 2012 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,451 $4,580 Jun 29, 2012 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,908 $416 Jun 29, 2012 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 3,551 $12,748 Jun 22, 2012 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,134 $12,748 Jun 22, 2012 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,229 $911 Jun 22, 2012 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3,690 $20,090 Jun 15, 2012 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,092 $20,090 Jun 15, 2012 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,230 $1,005 Jun 15, 2012 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,524 $44,949 Jun 8, 2012 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 893 $44,949 Jun 8, 2012 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,663 $881 Jun 8, 2012 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 3,726 $60,535 Jun 1, 2012 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 906 $60,535 Jun 1, 2012 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,840 $961 Jun 1, 2012 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 4,121 $68,967 May 25, 2012 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 975 $68,967 May 25, 2012 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,829 $1,131 May 25, 2012 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,788 $58,831 May 18, 2012 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,205 $58,831 May 18, 2012 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,388 $981 May 18, 2012 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,246 $65,408 May 11, 2012 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,345 $65,408 May 11, 2012 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,747 $1,022 May 11, 2012 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,445 $91,261 May 4, 2012 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,257 $91,261 May 4, 2012 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,221 $1,984 May 4, 2012 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,204 $64,441 Apr 27, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,693 $64,441 Apr 27, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,890 $3,791 Apr 27, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,269 $39,962 Apr 20, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,439 $39,962 Apr 20, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,413 $9,991 Apr 20, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 2,303 $9,991 Apr 20, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 86 $9,991 Apr 20, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 2,142 $793,352 Apr 20, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,656 $793,352 Apr 20, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,030 60 Apr 20, 2012 0

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

We are clearly in TV on DVD season on the home market as there are five TV on DVD releases among the top six selling releases, with Battleship being the only first run release to break up the TV on DVD dominance. There are many such releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week: Boardwalk Empire: Season Two on Blu-ray, Homeland: Season One on Blu-ray, Once Upon a Time: Season One on Blu-ray, and The Walking Dead: Season Two on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with The Pirates! Band of Misfits on 3D Combo Pack as the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Monsieur Lazhar on DVD or Blu-ray earns a rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

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...

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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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