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The Imposter (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $901,954Details
International Box Office $2,330,763Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,232,717
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas in 1994. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnapping and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? Any why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 7,903 $901,954
All Time International Box Office 4,840 $2,330,763
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,164 $3,232,717
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,616 $901,954
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,571 $901,954
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,496 $2,330,763
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,393 $3,232,717

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Indomina Releasing
Video Release: January 22nd, 2013 by Indomina Releasing
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2225, 5/12/2012)
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Missing Person, Kidnap, False Identity, Stolen Identity, Biography, Confidence Men, Surprise Twist
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: A&E Indiefilms, Film 4, Channel 4, RAW, Red Box Films, Passion Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 963 $1,209 Dec 7, 2012 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 502 $1,209 Dec 7, 2012 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 432 $605 Dec 7, 2012 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 1,031 $2,115 Nov 30, 2012 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 496 $2,115 Nov 30, 2012 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 262 $1,058 Nov 30, 2012 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 1,011 $4,962 Nov 23, 2012 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 412 $4,962 Nov 23, 2012 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 332 $992 Nov 23, 2012 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,300 $3,021 Nov 16, 2012 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 555 $3,021 Nov 16, 2012 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 181 $1,511 Nov 16, 2012 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,335 $6,681 Nov 9, 2012 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 493 $6,681 Nov 9, 2012 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 467 $954 Nov 9, 2012 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,341 $14,584 Nov 2, 2012 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 400 $14,584 Nov 2, 2012 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 253 $1,458 Nov 2, 2012 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,412 $23,493 Oct 26, 2012 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 361 $23,493 Oct 26, 2012 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 287 $1,468 Oct 26, 2012 108
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 2,762 $25,496 Sep 21, 2012 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 743 $25,496 Sep 21, 2012 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 845 $1,109 Sep 21, 2012 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,487 $61,426 Sep 14, 2012 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 560 $61,426 Sep 14, 2012 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 335 $2,048 Sep 14, 2012 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,755 $68,243 Sep 7, 2012 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 630 $68,243 Sep 7, 2012 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 269 $2,528 Sep 7, 2012 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,036 $78,101 Aug 31, 2012 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 692 $78,101 Aug 31, 2012 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 346 $2,519 Aug 31, 2012 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 3,468 $80,391 Aug 24, 2012 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 803 $80,391 Aug 24, 2012 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 247 $3,350 Aug 24, 2012 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,957 $83,631 Aug 17, 2012 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 897 $83,631 Aug 17, 2012 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 179 $4,402 Aug 17, 2012 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,070 $43,891 Aug 10, 2012 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,389 $43,891 Aug 10, 2012 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 504 $3,376 Aug 10, 2012 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,753 $35,671 Aug 3, 2012 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,728 $35,671 Aug 3, 2012 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 465 $4,459 Aug 3, 2012 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,269 $12,148 Jul 27, 2012 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,812 $12,148 Jul 27, 2012 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 483 $6,074 Jul 27, 2012 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,190 $10,202 Jul 20, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,472 $10,202 Jul 20, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 491 $10,202 Jul 20, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,113 $22,379 Jul 13, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,220 $22,379 Jul 13, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 350 $22,379 Jul 13, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 462 $22,379 Jul 13, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 20 $22,379 Jul 13, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 2,028 $901,954 Jul 13, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,545 $901,954 Jul 13, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,462 30 Jul 13, 2012 0

Cast

Frederic Bourdin    Himself
Carey Gibson    Himself
Beverly Dollarhide    Herself
Charlie Parker    Himself
Nancy Fisher    Herself
Bryan Gibson    Himself
Codey Gibson    Herself
Bruce Perry    Himself
Philip French    Himself
Adam O'Brian    Frederic Bourdin

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Peter Vanderwall
Producer    Diemitri Doganis
Executive Producer    Molly Thompson
Executive Producer    Robert DeBitetto
Executive Producer    Robert Sharenow
Executive Producer    Katherine Butler
Executive Producer    Tabitha Jackson
Co-Producer    Poppy Dixon

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July 24th, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $36,532, which is excellent for an ultra-wide release. The Queen of Versailles was next with an average of $17,109 in three theaters. This does show some potential to expand, but as a documentary, it likely won't get too far. Space Station bounced back into the $10,000 club with an average of $11,540 in two theaters with Deep Sea 3-D right behind with $10,590 in one theater. The final film to crack $10,000 was The Imposter with $10,202 in its lone theater. More...

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July 17th, 2012

One of two Obama related films topped the per theater chart this past weekend. 2016 earned $31,610 in its lone theater, which suggests potential to earn some measure of mainstream success; however, documentaries rarely get too far. The Imposter earned $22,379, also in one theater. This also suggests some potential, but again, it is a documentary. Easy Money earned an average of $12,342 in two theaters, while Ice Age: Continental Drift was right behind with an average of $12,015. More...

Looking for Authentic Limited Releases

July 13th, 2012

It is not a super busy week for limited releases, but there are a few that have a shot at success. The Imposter is earning nearly perfect reviews, but it is a documentary, and that hurts its box office chances. Easy Money and Farewell, My Queen are also earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, but they are both foreign language films, and that usually limits box office numbers as well. Trishna doesn't quite have the same reviews, but I think it will still top the per theater chart. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/13 48 $22,379   1 $22,379   $22,379 3
2012/07/20 60 $10,202 -54% 1 $10,202   $41,743 10
2012/07/27 59 $12,148 +19% 2 $6,074   $59,539 17
2012/08/03 43 $35,671 +194% 8 $4,459   $104,659 24
2012/08/10 46 $43,891 +23% 13 $3,376   $167,876 31
2012/08/17 42 $83,631 +91% 19 $4,402   $273,245 38
2012/08/24 43 $80,391 -4% 24 $3,350   $385,509 45
2012/08/31 48 $78,101 -3% 31 $2,519   $496,572 52
2012/09/07 46 $68,243 -13% 27 $2,528   $601,212 59
2012/09/14 47 $61,426 -10% 30 $2,048   $679,130 66
2012/09/21 61 $25,496 -58% 23 $1,109   $731,706 73
2012/10/26 55 $23,493   16 $1,468   $816,986 108
2012/11/02 60 $14,584 -38% 10 $1,458   $857,661 115
2012/11/09 72 $6,681 -54% 7 $954   $868,359 122
2012/11/16 73 $3,021 -55% 2 $1,511   $886,188 129
2012/11/23 70 $4,962 +64% 5 $992   $892,409 136
2012/11/30 82 $2,115 -57% 2 $1,058   $898,317 143
2012/12/07 96 $1,209 -43% 2 $605   $901,954 150

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/13 - $5,264   1 $5,264   $5,264 1
2012/07/14 - $8,379 +59% 1 $8,379   $13,643 2
2012/07/15 - $8,736 +4% 1 $8,736   $22,379 3
2012/07/23 - $1,331   1 $1,331   $43,074 11
2012/07/24 - $1,234 -7% 1 $1,234   $44,308 12
2012/07/25 - $1,367 +11% 1 $1,367   $45,675 13
2012/07/26 - $1,716 +26% 1 $1,716   $47,391 14
2012/07/30 - $1,724   2 $862   $61,263 18
2012/07/31 - $3,284 +90% 2 $1,642   $64,547 19
2012/08/01 - $2,313 -30% 2 $1,157   $66,860 20
2012/08/02 - $2,127 -8% 2 $1,064   $68,987 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/13 49 $31,541   1 $31,541   $31,541 7
2012/07/20 60 $15,850 -50% 1 $15,850   $47,391 14
2012/07/27 56 $21,596 +36% 2 $10,798   $68,987 21
2012/08/03 49 $54,997 +155% 8 $6,875   $123,985 28
2012/08/10 45 $65,629 +19% 13 $5,048   $189,614 35
2012/08/17 43 $115,510 +76% 19 $6,079   $305,124 42
2012/08/24 46 $113,350 -2% 24 $4,723   $418,468 49
2012/08/31 49 $114,459 +1% 31 $3,692   $532,917 56
2012/09/07 46 $84,735 -26% 27 $3,138   $617,704 63
2012/09/14 48 $88,506 +4% 30 $2,950   $706,210 70
2012/09/21 64 $32,905 -63% 23 $1,431   $739,115 77
2012/11/02 67 $18,601   10 $1,860   $861,678 119
2012/11/16 84 $4,280   2 $2,140   $887,447 133
2012/11/23 71 $8,755 +105% 5 $1,751   $896,202 140
2012/12/07 103 $1,209   2 $605   $901,954 154

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