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Michael (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,151Details
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Michael, a seemingly meek insurance agent, has a secret: he's holding 10-year-old Wolfgang captive in a locked room in his basement. Chronicling a five month period, this is a portrait of how seemingly mundane lives can hide the darkest secrets.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
81% - Fresh
67% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 15th, 2012 (Limited) by Strand
Video Release: May 15th, 2012 by Strand Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Sex Crimes, Kidnap, Directing Yourself, Split Screen
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Stadtkino Filmverleih, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production Countries: Austria

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,158 $737 May 18, 2012 96
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,296 $114 Mar 9, 2012 26
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,009 $4,163 Feb 24, 2012 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,891 $3,366 Feb 17, 2012 5


David Rauchenberger    Wolfgang
Christine Kain    Mother
Ursula Strauss    Sister
Xaver Winkler    Nephew 1
Thomas Pfalzmann    Nephew 2

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Markus Schleinzer
Co-Director    Kathrin Resetarits
Producer    Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Producer    Markus Glaser
Producer    Michael Kitzberger
Producer    Wolfgang Widerhofer
Line Producer    Michael Kitzberger
Production Manager    Louis Oellerer
Cinematographer    Gerald Kerkletz
Casting    Carmen Loley
Casting    Martina Poel
Casting    Lisa Olah
Casting    Markus Schleinzer
Casting    Antje Hochholdinger
Casting    Catalina Molina
Casting    Kathrin Resetarits
Casting    Meri Dukovska
Casting    Albert Meisl
Casting    Nicole Twardowsky
Child Casting    Catherine Radam
Child Casting    Daniel Helmer
Child Director    Alex Trejo
Sound Designer    Veronika Hlawatsch
Sound Mixer    Bernhard Maisch
Production Designer    Katrin Huber
Production Designer    Gerhard Dohr
Costume Designer    Hanya Barakat
Makeup    Wiltrud Derschmidt
Editor    Wolfgang Widerhofer

Per Theater Chart: Unbreakable Vow

February 22nd, 2012

No films topped $10,000 on the per theaters chart; in fact, none of them come close. The Vow came closest with an average of $7,798. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was the best new release at an average of $6,968, while the best new limited release was Undefeated at $6,633. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/17 81 $3,366   1 $3,366   $4,546 5
2012/02/24 79 $4,163 +24% 2 $2,082   $11,006 12
2012/03/09 113 $114   1 $114   $14,306 26
2012/05/18 106 $737   2 $369   $15,151 96

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/17 81 $5,663   1 $5,663   $6,843 9
2012/02/24 78 $7,349 +30% 2 $3,675   $14,192 16
2012/03/09 115 $222   1 $222   $14,414 30
2012/05/18 89 $737   2 $369   $15,151 100

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