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Keep the Lights On (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $246,112Details
International Box Office $83,820Details
Worldwide Box Office $329,932
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Synopsis

Telling a story that spans a decade, Keep the Lights On begins in 1997, when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman first meets Paul Lucy, a closeted and handsome lawyer in the publishing field. What begins as a highly charged first encounter, however, soon becomes something much more, and a relationship develops. Though the two men quickly move in and start building a home together, each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. A film about sex, friendship, intimacy, and most of all, love.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,550 $246,112
All Time International Box Office 7,564 $83,820
All Time Worldwide Box Office 11,821 $329,932
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,827 $246,112

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 7th, 2012 (Limited)
International Releases: November 2nd, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
February 8th, 2013 (Wide) (Brazil)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 102 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Closet Monster
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Keywords: LGBT, Movie Business, Lawyers, Romance, Addiction, Narcotics, AIDS, Prostitution, Closeted Homosexual
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Parts and Labor, Post FactoryNY, Tiny Dancer Films, Alarum Pictures, Film 50, Lucas Joaquin
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,438 $1,179 Dec 21, 2012 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,176 $1,179 Dec 21, 2012 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 436 $1,179 Dec 21, 2012 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,817 $820 Dec 14, 2012 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,379 $820 Dec 14, 2012 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 768 $820 Dec 14, 2012 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,911 $1,951 Dec 7, 2012 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,295 $1,951 Dec 7, 2012 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 203 $1,951 Dec 7, 2012 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,592 $701 Nov 30, 2012 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,736 $701 Nov 30, 2012 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,815 $234 Nov 30, 2012 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 4,092 $435 Nov 23, 2012 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,995 $435 Nov 23, 2012 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,986 $218 Nov 23, 2012 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,436 $778 Nov 16, 2012 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,066 $778 Nov 16, 2012 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,134 $259 Nov 16, 2012 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,215 $4,075 Nov 9, 2012 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,663 $4,075 Nov 9, 2012 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,788 $582 Nov 9, 2012 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,506 $5,236 Nov 2, 2012 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,715 $5,236 Nov 2, 2012 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,190 $1,047 Nov 2, 2012 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 4,751 $7,516 Oct 26, 2012 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,704 $7,516 Oct 26, 2012 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 900 $1,503 Oct 26, 2012 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,395 $6,311 Oct 19, 2012 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,026 $6,311 Oct 19, 2012 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,264 $701 Oct 19, 2012 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,573 $11,086 Oct 12, 2012 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,942 $11,086 Oct 12, 2012 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,047 $1,848 Oct 12, 2012 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,432 $6,641 Oct 5, 2012 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,486 $6,641 Oct 5, 2012 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,083 $2,214 Oct 5, 2012 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,778 $9,354 Sep 28, 2012 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,580 $9,354 Sep 28, 2012 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,726 $1,871 Sep 28, 2012 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,799 $22,889 Sep 21, 2012 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,374 $22,889 Sep 21, 2012 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,746 $2,543 Sep 21, 2012 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,998 $31,978 Sep 14, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,367 $31,978 Sep 14, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,010 $6,396 Sep 14, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,876 $55,574 Sep 7, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,056 $55,574 Sep 7, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,219 $11,115 Sep 7, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,883 $11,115 Sep 7, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 69 $11,115 Sep 7, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 3,502 $246,112 Sep 7, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,024 $246,112 Sep 7, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,821 5 Sep 7, 2012 0

Cast

   Erik Rothman
   Paul Lucy
Julianne Nicholson    Claire
Souleymane Sy Savane    Alassane
Miguel Del Toro    Igor
Justin Reinsilber    Dan

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ira Sachs
Producer    Lucas Joaquin
Producer    Marie-Therese Guirgis
Executive Producer    Jawal Nga
Screenwriter    Mauricio Zacharias
Cinematographer    Thimios Bakatakis
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Production Designer    Amy Williams
Costume Designer    Elisabeth Vastola

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

Per Theater Chart: Utopia for Detropia

September 12th, 2012

There were three new releases that topped $10,000 on the per theater chart. Detropia led the way with $17,414 in one theater. It should expand, but as a documentary, it will likely not expand wide. Hello I Must Be Going earned an average of $11,952 in two theaters, while Keep the Lights On was right behind with an average of $11,115 in five theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Possession Tops Very Quiet Weekend

September 9th, 2012

One statistic suffices to sum up this weekend at the box office: based on estimates received so far, the weekend ranks as the 5th-worst weekend for total box office receipts since January, 2000 (see full chart here). While that position will improve when we get complete numbers on Monday, there's a good chance this will end up as the worst weekend since 2001, even though ticket prices have risen substantially since then. The two marks that industry watchers should look out for are the $67.5 million weekend of September 5, 2003 and the $67.9 million weekend of September 5, 2008. Unsurprisingly, the top film at the box office this weekend is the same as last weekend: The Possession is set for about $9.5 million in its second outing. The Words is the top opener, with about $5 million in 2,801 theaters -- certainly a disappointment, although CBS Films is hoping for good legs thanks to its adult-skewing demographic. More...

Limited Releases: Girls' Night Out

September 7th, 2012

There are ten films on this week's list, including a couple that are earning quite a bit of buzz for limited releases: The Inbetweeners Movie and Bachelorette. Unfortunately, neither of those films is earning great reviews. There are some films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, including the documentary Girl Model and Keep the Lights On. Let's hope some films manage to find an audience in limited release, but it could be tough. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/07 47 $55,574   5 $11,115   $55,574 3
2012/09/14 55 $31,978 -42% 5 $6,396   $112,024 10
2012/09/21 64 $22,889 -28% 9 $2,543   $150,130 17
2012/09/28 72 $9,354 -59% 5 $1,871   $172,037 24
2012/10/05 71 $6,641 -29% 3 $2,214   $183,777 31
2012/10/12 62 $11,086 +67% 6 $1,848   $199,177 38
2012/10/19 81 $6,311 -43% 9 $701   $206,770 45
2012/10/26 73 $7,516 +19% 5 $1,503   $218,083 52
2012/11/02 77 $5,236 -30% 5 $1,047   $226,935 59
2012/11/09 79 $4,075 -22% 7 $582   $232,803 66
2012/11/16 94 $778 -81% 3 $259   $236,779 73
2012/11/23 91 $435 -44% 2 $218   $238,286 80
2012/11/30 90 $701 +61% 3 $234   $239,282 87
2012/12/07 90 $1,951 +178% 1 $1,951   $241,842 94
2012/12/14 97 $820 -58% 1 $820   $243,536 101
2012/12/21 71 $1,179 +44% 1 $1,179   $245,138 108

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/07 47 $80,046   5 $16,009   $80,046 7
2012/09/14 55 $47,195 -41% 5 $9,439   $127,241 14
2012/09/21 62 $35,442 -25% 10 $3,544   $162,683 21
2012/09/28 75 $14,453 -59% 6 $2,409   $177,136 28
2012/10/05 71 $10,955 -24% 3 $3,652   $188,091 35
2012/10/12 65 $16,682 +52% 6 $2,780   $200,459 42
2012/10/19 81 $10,108 -39% 10 $1,011   $210,567 49
2012/10/26 75 $11,132 +10% 5 $2,226   $221,699 56
2012/11/02 81 $7,029 -37% 5 $1,406   $228,728 63
2012/11/09 81 $7,273 +3% 7 $1,039   $236,001 70
2012/11/16 94 $1,850 -75% 4 $463   $237,851 77
2012/11/23 95 $730 -61% 2 $365   $238,581 84
2012/11/30 94 $1,310 +79% 3 $437   $239,891 91
2012/12/07 94 $2,825 +116% 1 $2,825   $242,716 98
2012/12/14 102 $1,243 -56% 1 $1,243   $243,959 105
2012/12/21 62 $2,153 +73% 1 $2,153   $246,112 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Brazil 2/8/2013 $0 0 2 2 $183 12/14/2015
Hong Kong 12/27/2012 $0 0 2 2 $16,986 12/13/2015
United Kingdom 11/2/2012 $19,830 8 8 20 $66,651 12/12/2015
 
International Total$83,820 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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