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Mental (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,669Details
International Box Office $4,368,290Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,385,959
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The Moochmore girls are all certain they suffer from some sort of mental illness, because if they're not crazy they're just unpopular. The combination of Shirley's five rambunctious daughters and her philandering husband Barry becomes too much for her to bear and she is committed to a mental institution. Barry, a small time politician is left to take care of five girls who he barely knows. Overwhelmed, he impulsively picks up Shaz, a colorful hitchhiker on the side of the road, and installs her as the girls' nanny. Shaz is charismatic, hot tempered, inspiring, and completely nuts. However she proves to be exactly what the Moochmore family needs.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 13,031 $17,669
All Time International Box Office 4,256 $4,368,290
All Time Worldwide Box Office 7,648 $4,385,959
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,649 $17,669
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 2,461 $17,669
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 845 $4,368,290
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,799 $4,385,959

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 29th, 2013 (Limited) by Dada Films
International Releases: October 4th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
October 24th, 2012 (Wide) (New Zealand)
November 16th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: June 4th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Mental Illness, Dysfunctional Family, Political, Autobiographical, Inspired by a True Story, Infidelity, Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Screen Australia, Zucker Productions, Story Bridge Films
Production Countries: Australia

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,260 $750 Apr 5, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,355 $750 Apr 5, 2013 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,782 $750 Apr 5, 2013 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,419 $9,804 Mar 29, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,460 $9,804 Mar 29, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,610 $817 Mar 29, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 41,684 $817 Mar 29, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 1,506 $817 Mar 29, 2013 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,822 $17,669 Mar 29, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,276 $17,669 Mar 29, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 6,972 0 Mar 29, 2013 0


Kerry Fox    Nancy
Caroline Goodall    Doris
Deborah Mailman    Sandra
Lily Sullivan    Coral
Sam Clark    Trout

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    P.J. Hogan
Producer    Janet Zucker
Producer    Jerry Zucker
Producer    Todd Fellman
Producer    Jocelyn Moorhouse
Executive Producer    Gary Hamilton
Executive Producer    Bryce Menzies
Executive Producer    Lee Soon Kie
Co-Executive Producer    Roger Savage
Co-Executive Producer    Jill Bilcock
Director of Photography    Donald M. McAlpine
Editor    Jill Bilcock
Production Designer    Graham 'Grace' Walker
Costume Designer    Tim Chappel
Composer    Michael Yezerski
Line Producer    Yvonne Collins
Co-Producer    Sean Gesell
Executive Music Producer    Bonnie Greenberg
Visual Effects Supervisor    Ben West
Casting Director    Christine King

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 4th, 2013

June 4th, 2013

It's a typical summer week on the home market with a good mix of first run releases and some summer TV shows coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. There are certainly some releases that are worth picking up, but nothing that will set sell records. Overall, it is solid, but unspectacular. There were a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Breaking Bad: Season Five on DVD or Blu-ray, but it is a split-season release and I'm not happy with the price-per-minute. By comparons, The Newsroom: Season One, which comes out next week, is nearly twice as long but only 25% more money. Brooklyn Castle is another contender; however, while its DVD is certainly worth picking up, I'm not sure it will have wide enough appeal. In the end, I went with Warm Bodies. It may seem like a strange choice, but it is still one of the best wide releases of the year and the DVD and the Blu-ray are loaded with extras. More...

Per Theater Chart: Needing a Bigger Place

April 2nd, 2013

There was a huge selection of films in the $10,000 club, led by The Place Beyond the Pines, which earned an average of $69,864 in four theaters. This is the second-best per theater average for the year thus far, behind only Spring Breakers. Space Station rose back to the $10,000 club with $15,301 in two theaters. This film has amazing legs, even compared to other IMAX films, and pops into the $10,000 from time to time. Room 237 opened with an average of $14,847 in two theaters. This is a good start, but as a documentary its potential to expand is very limited. The overall box office leader, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, earned an average of $10,891 over the three-day portion of its opening weekend. Renoir was right behind with an average of $10,866 in six theaters. Temptation also managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,572. More...

Limited Releases: Going Mental for Limited Releases

March 29th, 2013

It's kind of a mixed week when it comes to limited releases. There are quite a few of them, but not many that have good reviews and strong buzz. The best of these is Blancanieves, which I thought opened previously. There are some with good reviews and some with buzz, but not a lot that scream hit. The Place Beyond the Pines probably has the best chance at hitting major milestones. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/29 75 $9,804   12 $817   $9,804 3
2013/04/05 109 $750 -92% 1 $750   $17,346 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/29 74 $16,596   12 $1,383   $16,596 7
2013/04/05 115 $1,073 -94% 1 $1,073   $17,669 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/4/2012 $1,135,578 269 269 1032 $4,122,184 12/12/2015
New Zealand 10/24/2012 $0 0 34 49 $149,634 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 11/16/2012 $20,725 92 92 92 $20,725 12/12/2015
Rest of World $75,747
International Total$4,368,290 12/12/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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