The Imposter

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $901,954Details
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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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: 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)
Keywords: Surprise Twist, Confidence Men, Biography, Stolen Identity, False Identity, Kidnap, Missing Person
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

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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    Bart Layton
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

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

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 97 $1,209 -43% 2 $605   $901,954 150

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