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In Darkness (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,994,218Details
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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.


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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 10th, 2012 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
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
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Keywords: Refugee, Nazis, Fugitive / On the Run, Inspired by a True Story, Bigotry, War Crimes, Religious, World War II, Holocaust
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Schmitdtz Katz Filmkollektiv, Zebra Film Studio, The Film Works
Production Countries: Canada,


   Leopold Socha
   Mundek Margulies
   Klara Keller
   Paulina Chiger
   Ignacy Chiger

Production and Technical Credits

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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Daily Box Office Performance

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

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