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The Devil's Double (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,361,512Details
International Box Office $1,045,154Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,406,666
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Synopsis

Based on a true story of money, power and opulent decadence, Lionsgate's THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE takes a ride deep into the lawless playground of excess and violence known as Bagdad, 1987. Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein's palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia is thrust into the highest echelons of the "royal family" when he's ordered to become the 'fiday' - or body double - to Saddam's son, the notorious "Black Prince" Uday Hussein, a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family's lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince's psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence. With one wrong move costing him his life, Latif forges an intimate bond with Sarrab, Uday's seductive mistress who's haunted by her own secrets. But as war looms with Kuwait and Uday's depraved gangster regime threatens to destroy them all, Latif realizes that escape from the devil's den will only come at the highest possible cost.

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
56% - Rotten
Audience
65% - Upright

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$19,100,000
Domestic Releases: July 29th, 2011 (Limited) by Lionsgate
International Releases: June 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Lebanon)
June 14th, 2012 (Wide) (Croatia)
August 10th, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
September 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
November 9th, 2012 (Wide) (Colombia)
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Video Release: November 22nd, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal bloody violence and torture, sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and pervasive language.
(Rating bulletin 2168, 4/20/2011)
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: Doppelganger, Foreign Language, Secret Identity, Mistaken Identity, Serial Killer, Sex Crimes, Government Corruption, Political, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Epilogue, Revenge, Addiction, Visual Effects, War, Gulf War
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Corsan, Corrino, Staccato, FIP Malta, Tulchin Enterainmnet, Foreign Media, Film Finance VI
Production Countries: Belgium

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,222 $7,577 Sep 23, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,576 $9,406 Sep 16, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,528 $21,929 Sep 9, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,517 $42,608 Sep 2, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,375 $92,324 Aug 26, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,547 $147,765 Aug 19, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,617 $260,263 Aug 12, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,143 $198,436 Aug 5, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,136 $96,414 Jul 29, 2011 3

Cast

   Latif Yahia / Uday Hussein
Ludivine Sagnier    Sarrab
Raad Rawi    Munem
Philip Quast    Saddam Hussein
Mimoun Oaissa    Ali
Dar Salim    Azzam Al-Tikriti
Nasser Memarzia    Latif's Father
Khalid Laith    Yassem-Al-Helou
Pano Masti    Said Kammuneh
Mehmet Ferda    Kamel Hannah
Latif Yahia    Hussein Kamel

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Paul Breuls
Producer    Michael John Fedun
Producer    Emjay Rechsteiner
Producer    Catherine Vandeleene
Co-Executive Producer    Harm Mulder
Co-Executive Producer    Sjef Scholte
Executive Producer    Harris Tulchin
Executive Producer    Arjen Terpstra
Screenwriter    Michael Thomas
Casting Director    Amy Hubbard
Casting Director    John Hubbard
Cinematographer    Sam McCurdy
Composer    Christian Henson
Editor    Luis Carballer
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Jan Sewell
Costume Designer    Anna B. Sheppard
Production Designer    Paul Kirby

Contest: Double Down: Winning Announcement

December 1st, 2011

The winners of our Double Down contest were determined and they are... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 22nd, 2011

November 22nd, 2011

It's kind of a slow week on the home market in two ways. Firstly, the only major release of the week is Super 8. Secondly, half the releases I was supposed to review are running late. Fortunately, Super 8 is a top notch film and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is this week's Pick of the Week. More...

Featured DVD Review: The Devil's Double

November 22nd, 2011

The Devil's Double opened in limited released during the summer with mixed reviews. It did open well, but it struggled to hold onto its per theater count when it expanded. It did last long enough to reach $1 million during its run, which is much better than most limited releases manage, but it went no further than that. This sets up mixed expectations. More...

Contest: Double Down

November 18th, 2011

Next week there are three family films opening in theaters and, while Hugo is no longer going to open truly wide, both Arthur Christmas and The Muppets are opening in saturation level theater counts. It is likely the latter will be the biggest of the three new releases (although it will likely have to settle for second place) and it is the target film in this week's contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Muppets. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Devil's Double on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Boy Toy on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Per Theater Chart: State Makes Senna See Red

August 24th, 2011

Red State continued its run of special engagements this past weekend earning $25,800 in one theater. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was Senna, which earned an average of $11,365 in 14 theaters. More...

The Future of the Per Theater Chart

August 3rd, 2011

Miranda July's second film, The Future, opened about as well as her first film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, did. It earned $27,137 in its lone theater, which was enough for top spot on the per theater chart and suggests a strong potential for expansion. The Devil's Double and The Guard were in a virtual tie with averages of $19,283 and $19,209 respectively. Attack the Block was one of the wider limited releases of the week, and it had the biggest opening in terms of raw dollars. Furthermore, its average of $17,198 suggest potential to expand. El Bulli: Cooking in Progress opened in one theater earning $12,756 over the weekend and $20,699 since Wednesday. Sarah's Key expanded from 5 theaters to 33, but still managed a very strong per theater average of $11,112. The final film to cross the $10,000 per theater average was The Smurfs at $10,489. More...

Weekend Estimates: Cowboys and Smurfs in Box Office Tie

July 31st, 2011

Universal and Sony showed how compromise is done on Sunday, as each studio settled on an identical weekend estimate, with Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs tied on an estimated $36,206,250. That's a slight disappointment for Cowboys (although certainly up from the worst fears of a few weeks ago) and above expectations for Smurfs, which showed the resilience of kids movies to weak reviews and gave 3D a needed boost. More...

Limited Releases Double Down

July 29th, 2011

There are five films opening in limited release that are earning Tomatometer Scores of 80% or better. There are also a couple others earning reviews that are good, but not great. That's a lot of competition and sadly it likely means a few of them won't live up to their potential as a result. Some, like Attack the Block, might have to wait till the home market to find an audience. Others won't be as lucky. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/29 39 $96,414   5 $19,283   $96,414 3
2011/08/05 25 $198,436 +106% 33 $6,013   $342,151 10
2011/08/12 27 $260,263 +31% 89 $2,924   $698,794 17
2011/08/19 34 $147,765 -43% 83 $1,780   $1,000,593 24
2011/08/26 40 $92,324 -38% 78 $1,184   $1,178,056 31
2011/09/02 58 $42,608 -54% 49 $870   $1,268,581 38
2011/09/09 67 $21,929 -49% 33 $665   $1,321,122 45
2011/09/16 78 $9,406 -57% 25 $376   $1,341,999 52
2011/09/23 83 $7,577 -19% 48 $158   $1,357,042 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/29 - $31,769   5 $6,354   $31,769 1
2011/07/30 - $33,353 +5% 5 $6,671   $65,122 2
2011/07/31 - $31,292 -6% 5 $6,258   $96,414 3
2011/08/01 - $13,353 -57% 5 $2,671   $109,767 4
2011/08/02 - $11,614 -13% 5 $2,323   $121,381 5
2011/08/03 - $11,177 -4% 5 $2,235   $132,558 6
2011/08/04 - $11,157 n/c 5 $2,231   $143,715 7
2011/08/05 - $57,815 +418% 33 $1,752   $201,530 8
2011/08/06 - $74,789 +29% 33 $2,266   $276,319 9
2011/08/07 - $65,832 -12% 33 $1,995   $342,151 10
2011/08/08 - $25,498 -61% 33 $773   $367,649 11
2011/08/09 - $27,403 +7% 33 $830   $395,052 12
2011/08/10 - $22,984 -16% 33 $696   $418,036 13
2011/08/11 - $20,495 -11% 33 $621   $438,531 14
2011/08/12 - $73,196 +257% 89 $822   $511,727 15
2011/08/13 - $96,380 +32% 89 $1,083   $608,107 16
2011/08/14 - $90,687 -6% 89 $1,019   $698,794 17
2011/08/15 - $41,441 -54% 89 $466   $740,235 18
2011/08/16 - $42,605 +3% 89 $479   $782,840 19
2011/08/17 - $35,968 -16% 89 $404   $818,808 20
2011/08/18 - $34,020 -5% 89 $382   $852,828 21
2011/08/19 - $37,654 +11% 83 $454   $890,482 22
2011/08/20 - $59,778 +59% 83 $720   $950,260 23
2011/08/21 - $50,333 -16% 83 $606   $1,000,593 24
2011/08/22 - $21,823 -57% 83 $263   $1,022,416 25
2011/08/23 - $22,256 +2% 83 $268   $1,044,672 26
2011/08/24 - $20,396 -8% 83 $246   $1,065,068 27
2011/08/25 - $20,664 +1% 83 $249   $1,085,732 28
2011/08/26 - $26,064 +26% 78 $334   $1,111,796 29
2011/08/27 - $33,742 +29% 78 $433   $1,145,538 30
2011/08/28 - $32,518 -4% 78 $417   $1,178,056 31
2011/08/29 - $12,757 -61% 78 $164   $1,190,813 32
2011/08/30 - $13,771 +8% 78 $177   $1,204,584 33
2011/08/31 - $10,273 -25% 78 $132   $1,214,857 34
2011/09/01 - $11,116 +8% 78 $143   $1,225,973 35
2011/09/02 - $10,460 -6% 49 $213   $1,236,433 36
2011/09/03 - $15,596 +49% 49 $318   $1,252,029 37
2011/09/04 - $16,552 +6% 49 $338   $1,268,581 38
2011/09/05 55 $15,818 -4% 49 $323   $1,284,399 39
2011/09/06 - $5,435 -66% 49 $111   $1,289,834 40
2011/09/07 - $5,076 -7% 49 $104   $1,294,910 41
2011/09/08 - $4,283 -16% 49 $87   $1,299,193 42
2011/09/09 - $6,417 +50% 33 $194   $1,305,610 43
2011/09/10 - $9,205 +43% 33 $279   $1,314,815 44
2011/09/11 - $6,307 -31% 33 $191   $1,321,122 45
2011/09/12 - $2,638 -58% 33 $80   $1,323,760 46
2011/09/13 - $3,547 +34% 33 $107   $1,327,307 47
2011/09/14 - $2,660 -25% 33 $81   $1,329,967 48
2011/09/15 - $2,626 -1% 33 $80   $1,332,593 49
2011/09/16 - $2,833 +8% 25 $113   $1,335,426 50
2011/09/17 - $3,296 +16% 25 $132   $1,338,722 51
2011/09/18 - $3,277 -1% 25 $131   $1,341,999 52
2011/09/19 - $2,015 -39% 25 $81   $1,344,014 53
2011/09/20 - $2,502 +24% 25 $100   $1,346,516 54
2011/09/21 - $1,500 -40% 25 $60   $1,348,016 55
2011/09/22 - $1,449 -3% 25 $58   $1,349,465 56
2011/09/23 - $2,264 +56% 48 $47   $1,351,729 57
2011/09/24 - $3,214 +42% 48 $67   $1,354,943 58
2011/09/25 - $2,099 -35% 48 $44   $1,357,042 59
2011/09/26 - $984 -53% 48 $21   $1,358,026 60
2011/09/27 - $1,428 +45% 48 $30   $1,359,454 61
2011/09/28 - $1,082 -24% 48 $23   $1,360,536 62
2011/09/29 - $976 -10% 48 $20   $1,361,512 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/29 38 $143,715   5 $28,743   $143,715 7
2011/08/05 27 $294,816 +105% 33 $8,934   $438,531 14
2011/08/12 27 $414,297 +41% 89 $4,655   $852,828 21
2011/08/19 32 $232,904 -44% 83 $2,806   $1,085,732 28
2011/08/26 41 $140,241 -40% 78 $1,798   $1,225,973 35
2011/09/02 57 $73,220 -48% 49 $1,494   $1,299,193 42
2011/09/09 65 $33,400 -54% 33 $1,012   $1,332,593 49
2011/09/16 75 $16,872 -49% 25 $675   $1,349,465 56
2011/09/23 75 $12,047 -29% 48 $251   $1,361,512 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Colombia 11/9/2012 $33,901 21 21 53 $82,165 12/12/2015
Croatia 6/14/2012 $2,890 5 6 16 $8,938 12/10/2015
Lebanon 6/7/2012 $0 0 1 1 $11,157 12/10/2015
Mexico 8/10/2012 $46,634 51 51 190 $164,033 12/11/2015
Peru 1/10/2013 $9,287 9 9 9 $9,287 12/14/2015
Portugal 9/27/2012 $5,321 5 5 10 $9,801 12/12/2015
Spain 12/5/2012 $0 0 66 77 $137,839 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $621,934
 
International Total$1,045,154 12/14/2015

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