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The Lady (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $135,985Details
International Box Office $1,533,246
Worldwide Box Office $1,669,231
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  7. Trailer


THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
75% - Fresh
87% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 11th, 2012 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group
MPAA Rating: R for violence including some bloody images.
(Rating bulletin 2196, 11/2/2011)
Running Time: 145 minutes
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Keywords: Terminal Illness, Government Corruption, Romance, Twins, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Political, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: EuropaCorp, EuropaCorp, Left Bank Pictures, France 2 Cinema, Canal Plus, France 2 Cinema, Telecine
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom


   Aung San Suu Kyi
David Thewlis    Michael Aris
Jonathan Raggett    Kim
Jonathan Woodhouse    Alex
Susan Woolridge    Lucinda Philips
Benedict Wong    Karma Phuntsho

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Virginie Besson-Silla
Producer    Rebecca Frayn
Cinematographer    Thierry Arbogast
Editor    Julien Ray
Composer    Eric Serra
Music Supervisor    Alexander Mahout
Production Designer    Hugues Tissander
Art Director    Stephane Robuchon

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

It's the first week of the month and there is a wide variety of releases worth checking out, but not exactly a strong selection of best sellers. The biggest first-run release is Dark Shadows and while I'm looking forward to possibly reviewing the Blu-ray Combo Pack, I don't think it will be a huge hit. New Girl: Season One and The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray look great, but I'm waiting for the screeners to make final decisions. I won't get a chance to review Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, but it is a contender for Pick of the Week. The winner of that honor is Cinderella Blu-ray, which is a classic, even if it is a little old-fashioned. More...

Will Limited Releases Earn a Perfect Score or Get Detention?

April 13th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, but few of them are earning overall positive reviews. In fact, only Monsieur Lazhar and Post Mortem are earning reviews above 80% positive, although Here is close to that mark. Additionally, the PG-13 cut of Bully is also coming out this week and it should be the biggest hit out of all of the limited releases. More...

Can Limited Releases Pick Up the Slack?

December 2nd, 2011

Since there are no wide releases this weekend, the box office will be looking to limited releases to help boost the numbers. Last year the biggest release was The Warrior's Way, which made just over $3 million during its opening weekend. Obviously no limited release is going to match that this weekend. However, The Warrior's Way finished with less than $6 million and that figure might be within reach for a couple limited releases. Shame has the best shot at reaching that level of box office success, but Outrage is also earning great reviews. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/27 79 $10,328   4 $2,582   $10,328 19
2012/05/04 46 $38,837 +276% 18 $2,158   $60,230 26
2012/05/11 59 $24,729 -36% 20 $1,236   $116,242 33

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/27 69 $21,393   4 $5,348   $21,393 23
2012/05/04 42 $70,120 +228% 18 $3,896   $91,513 30
2012/05/11 51 $44,472 -37% 20 $2,224   $135,985 37

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