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Death of a Superhero (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $607Details
International Box Office $33,263Details
Worldwide Box Office $33,870
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Donald is a teenager with extraordinary artistic talents. His future as a graphic novel artist should be bright. As his life is consumed by fantastic daydreams, Donald soon discovers that a very real enemy is trying to kill him. With an unorthodox psychologist teaching Donald to find the light in life in an otherwise dark world, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO tells the story of discovering life, love, and death in this exceptionally honest portrayal of a teenage boy facing his own mortality.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 15,102 $607
All Time International Box Office 8,126 $33,263
All Time Worldwide Box Office 15,267 $33,870
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 7,299 $607

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 4th, 2012 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: August 30th, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
October 26th, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Artists, High School Hell, Terminal Illness, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Loss Of Virginity, Therapists / Therapy, Animated Sequences
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Bavaria Pictures, Grand Pictures
Production Countries: Germany,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

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Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 12,236 $345 May 4, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,203 $345 May 4, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,091 $345 May 4, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 57,534 $345 May 4, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 2,450 $345 May 4, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 8,846 $607 May 4, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 12,109 $607 May 4, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 7,287 0 May 4, 2012 0


Andy Serkis    Dr. Adrian King
   Donald Clarke
Aisling Loftus    Shelly
Michael McElhatton    James Clarke
Sharon Horgan    Renata Clarke
Jessica Schwarz    Tanya

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Anthony McCarten
Director of Photography    Tom Fahrmann
Editor    Tony Cranstoun
Production Designer    Mark Geraghty
Costume Designer    Kathy Strachan
Make-up and Hair Designer    Louise Myler
Composer    Marius Ruhland
Casting Director    Ros Hubbard
Casting Director    Louise Kiely
Casting Director    Siegfried Wagner
Associate Producer    Ailish McElmeel
Associate Producer    Lukas Batthyany
Associate Producer    Tilo Seiffert
Executive Producer    Matthias Esche
Executive Producer    Jan S. Kaiser
Executive Producer    Anthony McCarten
Executive Producer    Paul Donovan
Co-Producer    Mark Porsche
Co-Producer    Michael Coldewey
Co-Producer    Christian Sommer
Producer    Astrid Kahmke
Producer    Philipp Kreuzer
Producer    Michael Garland

Avengers are the Best on the Per Theater Chart

May 8th, 2012

The Avengers opened on top of the per theater chart with a record-breaking average of $47,698. This is the highest ever for a number one film. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was in second place with an average of $27,298 in 27 theaters. It should have little trouble expanding. Last week's winner, Bernie, slipped to third place with an average of $17,568 in five theaters. It too should expand. More...

The Best Exotic Limited Releases

May 4th, 2012

It's a good week for limited releases, mostly because it is the week The Best-Exotic Marigold Hotel comes out. Given its international run, its chances at success on the domestic front are very strong. There are a couple other new releases that I'm cautiously optimistic about: Death of a Superhero and First Position. Perhaps summer will get off to a strong start on the limited release front as well as the wide release front. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/04 109 $345   1 $345   $345 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/05/04 107 $607   1 $607   $607 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Austria 10/26/2012 $0 0 2 2 $1,904 12/12/2015
Germany 8/30/2012 $21,100 34 34 34 $31,359 12/11/2015
International Total$33,263 12/12/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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