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The Magician (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $406Details
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Synopsis

When Melbourne hit-man Ray Shoesmith discovers that his next-door neighbor is a film student, he commissions him to document his life. The footage is to be released in the event of his early death. The focus is not on the violence, but on the conversation, the banalities and intensities of human interaction and obsessive interest in detail. We see what makes Ray tick, even as we witness his brutal efficiency. This darkly comic tale is fictional narrative, shot like a documentary. Its main character is a likable killer, whose strangely moral illustrations take a jab at everything from the legalization of drugs to the prevalence of gays in Hollywood.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 15,062 $406
All Time Worldwide Box Office 18,518 $406
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 7,276 $406

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Regent Releasing (LA; Nov 12 NY)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Hitmen, Directing Yourself, Mockumentary
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: I Will Films, Blue Tongue Films, Cherub Pictures, Film Finance Corp
Production Countries: Australia

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 9,337 $22 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,692 $22 Nov 12, 2010 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,690 $22 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,488 $74 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,567 $74 Nov 5, 2010 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,552 $74 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 12,229 $117 Oct 29, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,217 $117 Oct 29, 2010 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,203 $117 Oct 29, 2010 3
Theater Average Limited Release 62,567 $117 Oct 29, 2010 3
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 3,550 $117 Oct 29, 2010 3
Never Wide Domestic 8,820 $406 Oct 29, 2010 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 12,064 $406 Oct 29, 2010 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 6,422 0 Oct 29, 2010 0

Cast

   Ray
Ben Walker    Tony
Massimiliano Andrighetto    Max
Kane Mason    Benny
Nathaniel Lindsay    Edna
Adam Ryan   

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Michele Bennett
Producer    Nash Edgerton
Producer    Scott Ryan
Executive Producer    Gary Phillips
Executive Producer    Mark Vennis
Director   
Screenwriter    Scott Ryan

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 118 $117   1 $117   $117 3
2010/11/05 119 $74 -37% 1 $74   $343 10
2010/11/12 120 $22 -70% 1 $22   $406 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 122 $269   1 $269   $269 7
2010/11/05 128 $115 -57% 1 $115   $384 14
2010/11/12 120 $22 -81% 1 $22   $406 21

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