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In Darkness (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,994,218Details
International Box Office $9,698,557Details
Worldwide Box Office $16,692,775
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha’s conscience. These men, women and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 10th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: April 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
July 26th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
January 24th, 2013 (Wide) (Italy)
February 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Hungary)
Video Release: June 12th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, sexuality, nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2197, 11/9/2011)
Running Time: 145 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Zookeeper’s Wife
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Keywords: Holocaust, World War II, Religious, War Crimes, Bigotry, Inspired by a True Story, Fugitive / On the Run, Nazis, Refugee
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Schmitdtz Katz Filmkollektiv, Zebra Film Studio, The Film Works
Production Countries: Canada,
Germany,
Poland

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,736 $2,851 May 11, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,986 $3,710 May 4, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,204 $35,741 Apr 27, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,710 $26,515 Apr 20, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,931 $32,645 Apr 13, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,530 $23,998 Apr 6, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,501 $44,576 Mar 30, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,702 $60,017 Mar 23, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,026 $73,447 Mar 16, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,212 $114,588 Mar 9, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,819 $106,843 Mar 2, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,439 $88,713 Feb 24, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,900 $82,551 Feb 17, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,764 $27,413 Feb 10, 2012 3

Cast

   Leopold Socha
   Mundek Margulies
   Klara Keller
   Paulina Chiger
   Ignacy Chiger

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    David F. Shannon
Based on the book "In The Sewers of Ivov"    Robert Marshall
Producer    Steffen Reuter
Producer    Patrick Knippel
Producer    Marc-Daniel Dichant
Producer    Leander Carell
Producer    Juliusz Machulski
Producer    Paul Stephens
Producer    Eric Jordan
Executive Producer    Wojciech Danowski
Executive Producer    David F. Shannon
Executive Producer    Charlie Woebcken
Executive Producer    Christoph Fisser
Executive Producer    Anna Maria Zundel
Line Producer    Jolanta Dylewska
Line Producer    Andrzej Besztak
Director of Photography    Jolanta Dylewska
Editor    Michal Czamecki
Composer    Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz
Second Unit Director    Kasia Adamik
Production Designer    Erwin Prib
Costume Designer    Katarzyna Sobanska
Costume Designer    Jagna Janicka

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 12th, 2012

June 11th, 2012

It's another strong week at the home market, at least for this time of year. Usually at this time of year we are dealing with January and February releases, which tend to be rather bad and are rarely big hits at the box office. However, we have the last of the winter blockbusters coming out this Tuesday. The Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Combo Pack will be the best selling release of the week, and good enough to buy, but it is not Pick of the Week material. There were a couple others that came close, like Too Big to Fail on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In Darkness on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Shallow Grave's Criterion Collection Blu-ray as the pick of the week, although Harold and Maude's Criterion Collection Blu-ray and Gold Rush's Criterion Collection Blu-ray are really close behind. More...

Jazzing Up the Per Theater Chart

February 14th, 2012

Chico and Rita started its run on top of the per theater chart with $21,400 in one theater. Given its reviews and its Oscar nomination, it should have no trouble expanding at least somewhat. The overall number one film, The Vow, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,929. Safe House was close behind with $12,880. It's not too common for wide releases to earn more than $10,000 on the per theater chart at this time of year, so to have two of them do so on the same weekend is doubly impressive. The final film in the $10,000 club was Rampart with an average of $12,089. Like Chico and Rita it should expand for similar reasons. (I.E. Strong reviews and major nominations.) More...

Limited Releases run Rampart

February 10th, 2012

First of all, I'm equally proud and ashamed for making that pun in the title. Secondly, it's another Oscar week on the limited releases with three Oscars nominees on the list: Chico and Rita, In Darkness, and 2012 Oscar Shorts coming out. Additionally, while Rampart didn't earn any Oscar nods, it did pick up an Independent Spirit Award nomination, so there are some high quality movies to check out this week. More...

2012 Awards Season: Hugo and The Artist Compete for Oscar Glory

January 24th, 2012

Yesterday was one of the biggest days during Awards Season as The Oscar nominations were announced in the morning. It was a two horse race for top spot as far as the big winners are concerned. Hugo earned the most nominations with eleven, while The Artist was right behind with ten. However, one could argue The Artist is the bigger winner, as more of its nominations were in the more prestigious categories. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/10 54 $27,413   3 $9,138   $49,104 3
2012/02/17 47 $82,551 +201% 14 $5,897   $142,514 10
2012/02/24 47 $88,713 +7% 22 $4,032   $278,138 17
2012/03/02 39 $106,843 +20% 35 $3,053   $421,056 24
2012/03/09 40 $114,588 +7% 50 $2,292   $573,876 31
2012/03/16 45 $73,447 -36% 52 $1,412   $702,319 38
2012/03/23 47 $60,017 -18% 51 $1,177   $793,751 45
2012/03/30 49 $44,576 -26% 49 $910   $862,265 52
2012/04/06 60 $23,998 -46% 41 $585   $886,263 59
2012/04/13 51 $32,645 +36% 40 $816   $959,194 66
2012/04/20 58 $26,515 -19% 41 $647   $998,697 73
2012/04/27 53 $35,741 +35% 48 $745   $6,987,657 80
2012/05/04 87 $3,710 -90% 10 $371   $6,991,367 87
2012/05/11 94 $2,851 -23% 11 $259   $6,994,218 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/10 56 $38,272   3 $12,757   $59,963 7
2012/02/17 48 $129,462 +238% 14 $9,247   $189,425 14
2012/02/24 45 $124,788 -4% 22 $5,672   $314,213 21
2012/03/02 36 $145,075 +16% 35 $4,145   $459,288 28
2012/03/09 38 $169,584 +17% 50 $3,392   $628,872 35
2012/03/16 45 $104,862 -38% 52 $2,017   $733,734 42
2012/03/23 47 $83,955 -20% 51 $1,646   $817,689 49
2012/03/30 54 $44,576 -47% 49 $910   $862,265 56
2012/04/06 50 $64,284 +44% 41 $1,568   $926,549 63
2012/04/13 53 $45,633 -29% 40 $1,141   $972,182 70
2012/04/20 10 $5,979,734 +13,004% 41 $145,847   $6,951,916 77
2012/04/27 59 $35,741 -99% 48 $745   $6,987,657 84
2012/05/04 85 $3,710 -90% 10 $371   $6,991,367 91
2012/05/11 97 $2,851 -23% 11 $259   $6,994,218 98

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/26/2012 $29,494 7 7 7 $32,755 12/11/2015
Hong Kong 4/19/2012 $0 0 2 5 $61,177 12/10/2015
Hungary 2/28/2013 $957 4 4 4 $957 12/14/2015
Italy 1/24/2013 $59,711 48 48 91 $173,404 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $9,430,264
 
International Total$9,698,557 12/14/2015

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