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Dream House (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,302,340Details
International Box Office $20,339,826Details
Worldwide Box Office $41,642,166
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $4,397,967 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,653,056 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $6,051,023
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Successful publisher Will Atenton quits a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby, and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson, a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,273 $21,302,340
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,607 $20,339,826
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,825 $41,642,166

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 30th, 2011 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: May 31st, 2012 (Wide) (Lebanon)
July 4th, 2012 (Wide) (Iceland)
August 3rd, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
Video Release: January 31st, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2180, 7/13/2011)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Mental Illness, Faulty Memory, Surprise Twist, Death of a Son or Daughter, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Hauntings, Epilogue, Hitmen, Relationships Gone Wrong, Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Bobker/Kruger Films, Morgan Creek Productions
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 259 $5,067,706 Oct 7, 2011 10
Columbus Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 142 $5,625,757 Oct 7, 2011 10

Cast

   Will Atenton
   Ann Patterson
   Libby
Elias Koteas    Boyce
Marton Csokas    Jack Paterson
Taylor Geare    Trish
Rachel Fox    Chloe Patterson
Claire Astin Geare    Dee Dee
Jane Alexander    Dr. Greeley
Brian Murry    Dr. Medlin
Bernadette Quigley    Heather Keeler
Sarah Gadon    Cindi
Gregory Smith    Artie
Mark Wilson    Capt. Conklin
David Huband    Officer Nelson
Martin Roach    Tommy
Jean Yoon    New Editor
Lynne Griffin    Sadie
Jonathan Potts    Tony Ferguson
Marlee Otto    Young Author
Niguel Henry    Author's Assistant/Guard 1
Bryon Mumford    Author's Assistant/Guard 2
Joe Pingue    Martin
Ryan Blakely    Harkness Client
Karen Glave    Harkness Receptionist
David Fox    Building Inspector

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    James G. Robinson
Screenwriter    David Loucka
Producer    David Robinson
Producer    Daniel Bobker
Producer    Ehren Kruger
Executive Producer    Rick Nicita
Executive Producer    Mike Drake

Blu-ray Sales: In the Driver's Seat

February 14th, 2012

New releases dominated the Blu-ray sales chart with as many as four in the top five. (Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a bit of an odd case, but more on that in a second.) Drive led the way with 420,000 units / $8.39 million giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 57%. This is a great opening compared to the film's theatrical run. More...

DVD Sales: Searching for Treasure on the Home Market

February 14th, 2012

While there were a lot of new releases on this week's DVD sales chart, it was clearly a case of quantity over quality as even the best selling release was merely mediocre. Treasure Buddies was top dog with sales of 381,000 units / $6.47 million during its opening week. This is roughly in line with the previous installment, but below average for the franchise. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 31st, 2012

January 31st, 2012

It's kind of an unusual week on the home market with five first run releases coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. However, all five films missed expectations in one degree or another. Some were outright bombs by anyone's definition, while others were expected to struggle to find a large audience, just not by as much as they did. That is not to say they were all bad movies. In fact one of them, Drive, has done quite well during Awards Season and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is a contender for Pick of the Week. Its main competition is To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition, which is also coming out on a Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's a coin toss, but I'm going with the latter over the former. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Steel is Golden

October 10th, 2011

October started out with mixed results and it seems for every bit of good news there was equal and opposite bad news. Real Steel topped expectations, but Ides of March did not. The overall box office slipped by 4% from last weekend to $95 million, but it was higher than the same weekend last year. Growth was under 2%, meaning ticket sales were weaker. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010, but the gap was narrowed to 3% at $8.11 billion to $8.39 billion. There's still a chance we can catch up, but we are running out of time and can't afford any missteps. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Tale Tall During Sophomore Stint

October 3rd, 2011

It was a good news / bad news weekend and the box office. First the bad news. Only one of the four new wide releases made any real impact and this led to a 16% drop-off from last weekend to just $99 million. The good news is that's still 4% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010 by 3% at $7.99 billion to $8.27 billion, but at least there's a little hope left that we can turn things around, if October beats expectations. More...

Weekend Estimates: Top Three Shuffle, Three Poor Openings and a Surprise

October 2nd, 2011

The industry's slow period in September and October is traditionally a dumping ground for films that the studios would rather forget, but it also presents an opportunity for movies that would otherwise be swamped by the competition at busier times of year. This weekend provides a perfect example of this phenomenon, with two pictures aimed at church-going families coming out the big winners. Dolphin Tale dropped just 25% in its second weekend to jump from third to first on the chart, overtaking Moneyball, which had a good second weekend (down 35% to $12.5 million) and The Lion King, which ran out of steam a bit, but still crossed $400 million at the box office. But the bigger surprise was the $8.8 million opening for Courageous from what must have been 1,161 carefully-chosen theaters. Its $7,580 per theater average comfortably tops the list among wide releases. More...

Weekend Predictions: Do New Releases have a 50/50 Chance to Top the Chart?

September 29th, 2011

It's another busy week with three wide releases, plus another opening in just over 1,000 theaters, which is barely semi-wide. The widest release is What's Your Number?, but romantic comedies rarely have breakout success. The best-reviewed is 50/50, but its subject matter might make it hard to sell to audiences. Meanwhile, Dream House had an effective trailer, but there are still no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Courageous should grab a spot in the top ten, but it is not a sure bet. Unfortunately for the year-on-year comparison, none of the new releases look as strong as The Social Network, which opened this weekend last year. In fact, there's a slim chance all four of this year's wide release combined won't match The Social Network's $22.45 million. On the other hand, three of the four could crack $10 million, plus there are three holdovers that could do the same. Depth could be the key to victory in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2011 Preview: September

September 1st, 2011

After a strong start, August ended on a really low note, and that's bad news for September, as it means the positive momentum we had is gone. Looking at the upcoming month, there are 18 films opening wide over five weekends (including one re-release) but only four or five of them have a real shot at being midlevel hits, and it is unlikely that all of them will get there. Worse still, there are no films opening this month that look like they will match The Town, which made more than $90 million last September. In fact, the selection of releases is so weak that the film I'm most looking forward to is a limited release that has already come out on Video on Demand, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. (It has seventeen reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and still not a negative one among them.) More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/30 6 $8,129,355   2,661 $3,055   $8,129,355 1
2011/10/07 8 $4,475,525 -45% 2,664 $1,680   $14,467,490 2
2011/10/14 11 $2,465,220 -45% 2,172 $1,135   $18,384,590 3
2011/10/21 14 $1,132,170 -54% 1,224 $925   $20,179,850 4
2011/10/28 18 $397,815 -65% 585 $680   $20,834,395 5
2011/11/04 30 $201,325 -49% 330 $610   $21,146,855 6
2011/11/11 39 $78,915 -61% 172 $459   $21,283,440 7

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/30 6 $2,887,185   2,661 $1,085   $2,887,185 1
2011/10/01 5 $3,525,825 +22% 2,661 $1,325   $6,413,010 2
2011/10/02 6 $1,716,345 -51% 2,661 $645   $8,129,355 3
2011/10/03 6 $478,980 -72% 2,661 $180   $8,608,335 4
2011/10/04 8 $558,810 +17% 2,661 $210   $9,167,145 5
2011/10/05 8 $412,465 -26% 2,661 $155   $9,579,610 6
2011/10/06 8 $412,355 n/c 2,661 $155   $9,991,965 7
2011/10/07 7 $1,358,645 +229% 2,664 $510   $11,350,610 8
2011/10/08 7 $1,931,400 +42% 2,664 $725   $13,282,010 9
2011/10/09 8 $1,185,480 -39% 2,664 $445   $14,467,490 10
2011/10/10 8 $492,840 -58% 2,664 $185   $14,960,330 11
2011/10/11 8 $346,320 -30% 2,664 $130   $15,306,650 12
2011/10/12 8 $293,040 -15% 2,664 $110   $15,599,690 13
2011/10/13 9 $319,680 +9% 2,664 $120   $15,919,370 14
2011/10/14 10 $749,340 +134% 2,172 $345   $16,668,710 15
2011/10/15 11 $1,162,020 +55% 2,172 $535   $17,830,730 16
2011/10/16 11 $553,860 -52% 2,172 $255   $18,384,590 17
2011/10/17 11 $163,125 -71% 2,172 $75   $18,547,715 18
2011/10/18 11 $173,760 +7% 2,172 $80   $18,721,475 19
2011/10/19 11 $162,555 -6% 2,172 $75   $18,884,030 20
2011/10/20 11 $163,650 +1% 2,172 $75   $19,047,680 21
2011/10/21 - $379,445 +132% 1,224 $310   $19,427,125 22
2011/10/22 - $532,405 +40% 1,224 $435   $19,959,530 23
2011/10/23 - $220,320 -59% 1,224 $180   $20,179,850 24
2011/10/24 - $61,185 -72% 1,224 $50   $20,241,035 25
2011/10/25 - $67,320 +10% 1,224 $55   $20,308,355 26
2011/10/26 - $61,195 -9% 1,224 $50   $20,369,550 27
2011/10/27 - $67,030 +10% 1,224 $55   $20,436,580 28
2011/10/28 - $125,775 +88% 585 $215   $20,562,355 29
2011/10/29 - $184,275 +47% 585 $315   $20,746,630 30
2011/10/30 - $87,765 -52% 585 $150   $20,834,395 31
2011/10/31 - $38,025 -57% 585 $65   $20,872,420 32
2011/11/01 - $26,325 -31% 585 $45   $20,898,745 33
2011/11/02 - $23,400 -11% 585 $40   $20,922,145 34
2011/11/03 - $23,385 n/c 585 $40   $20,945,530 35
2011/11/04 - $61,050 +161% 330 $185   $21,006,580 36
2011/11/05 - $99,025 +62% 330 $300   $21,105,605 37
2011/11/06 - $41,250 -58% 330 $125   $21,146,855 38
2011/11/07 - $14,850 -64% 330 $45   $21,161,705 39
2011/11/08 - $14,775 -1% 330 $45   $21,176,480 40
2011/11/09 - $11,550 -22% 330 $35   $21,188,030 41
2011/11/10 - $16,495 +43% 330 $50   $21,204,525 42
2011/11/11 - $26,575 +61% 172 $155   $21,231,100 43
2011/11/12 - $35,175 +32% 172 $205   $21,266,275 44
2011/11/13 - $17,165 -51% 172 $100   $21,283,440 45
2011/11/14 - $5,075 -70% 172 $30   $21,288,515 46
2011/11/15 - $5,200 +2% 172 $30   $21,293,715 47
2011/11/16 - $4,300 -17% 172 $25   $21,298,015 48
2011/11/17 - $4,325 +1% 172 $25   $21,302,340 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/30 24 $9,991,965   2,661 $3,755   $9,991,965 1
2011/10/07 6 $5,927,405 -41% 2,664 $2,225   $15,919,370 2
2011/10/14 11 $3,128,310 -47% 2,172 $1,440   $19,047,680 3
2011/10/21 14 $1,388,900 -56% 1,224 $1,135   $20,436,580 4
2011/10/28 20 $508,950 -63% 585 $870   $20,945,530 5
2011/11/04 31 $258,995 -49% 330 $785   $21,204,525 6
2011/11/11 40 $97,815 -62% 172 $569   $21,302,340 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Iceland 7/4/2012 $2,945 3 6 19 $18,872 12/11/2015
Italy 8/3/2012 $97,609 124 124 387 $464,012 12/11/2015
Lebanon 5/31/2012 $0 0 1 1 $7,749 12/10/2015
 
Rest of World $19,849,193
 
International Total$20,339,826 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/5/2012980,261 80,261$1,443,895$1,443,8951
2/12/20122325,934-68% 106,195$466,553$1,910,4482
2/19/20123011,598-55% 117,793$211,779$2,122,2283
2/26/20123013,010+12% 130,803$237,823$2,360,0504

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/5/2012928,211 28,211$634,472$634,4721

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