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Midnight's Children (2012)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $849,045Details
International Box Office $789,610Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,638,655
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Two boys are born in a Bombay hospital at midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, within the first hour of independence from Great Britain. The babies are switched by a nurse and Saleem Sinai, who will be raised by a well-to-do Muslim couple, is actually the illegitimate son of a low-caste Hindu woman. Shiva, the son of the Muslim couple, is given to a poor Hindu street performer.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
41% - Rotten
Audience
38% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
April 26th, 2013 (Limited) by Paladin
International Releases: November 2nd, 2012 (Limited) (Canada)
December 26th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
March 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Austria)
March 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Germany)
March 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Singapore)
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 148 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Switched At Birth, Ensemble, War, Religious
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Hamilton-Mehta, FilmNation Entertainment, Frontier Pictures, Noble Nomad
Production Countries: Canada,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,638 $1,160 Feb 8, 2013 42
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,704 $16,530 May 24, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,848 $27,975 May 17, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,638 $23,050 May 10, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,215 $22,272 May 3, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,312 $35,427 Nov 23, 2012 7

Cast

   Saleem Sinai
Shahana Goswami    Amina
Rajat Kapoor    Aadam Aziz
Seema Biswas    Mary Pereira
Shriya Saran    Parvati
Siddharth Siddharth    Shiva
Ronit Roy    Ahmed Sinai
Rahul Bose    General Zulfikar
Kulbhushan Kharbanda    Picture Singh
Charles Dance    William Methwold

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Salman Rushdie
Producer    David Hamilton
Production Designer    Dilip Mehta
Editor    Colin Monie
Composer    Nitin Sawhney
Director of Photography    Giles Nuttgens

Per Theater Chart: Mud Reluctantly Leads the Way

April 30th, 2013

While there were two films in the $10,000 club this week, Kon-Tiki and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, one could argue Mud had the best opening on the per theater chart this past weekend. Kon-Tiki earned an average of $11,084 in two theaters, while The Reluctant Fundamentalist earned an average of $10,307 in three. However, Mud earned an average of $6,103 while playing in 363 theaters. It missed the top ten by just $160,000. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pain's Gainful Weekend

April 28th, 2013

With the Summer movie season effectively starting with the first weekend of May these days, the last weekend of April is the last chance for lesser-budgeted movies to grab some of the spotlight. This year, the movie that can hold its head up highest, at least for a few days, is Pain & Gain, which is projected to open in first place with a respectable $20 million, just $6 million less than its reported production budget. Another film that will post an excellent start is Mud, which will most likely just miss out on the top 10, but will pull in about $2.2 million from just 363 theaters for Roadside Attractions, and end with a theater average of $6,000 -- basically the same as Pain & Gain. Both films will be wiped out by Iron Man 3 when it opens on Thursday. The Summer's first behemoth has already picked up $195.3 million internationally. More...

Limited Releases: Clear as Mud

April 26th, 2013

There are not a huge number of limited releases opening this weekend, but there are a few that might thrive in limited release. This includes Mud, the widest limited release of the week, and also the best-reviewed. Add in a great cast, and the film might not collapse under the weight of its theater count. More...

The Place for Limited Releases

November 2nd, 2012

There are not a lot of new releases on this week's list, and even fewer that have a good shot at earning some measure of mainstream success. This Must Be the Place is probably the best bet in that regard, but fans of B-movies should try and see Miami Connection. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/23 47 $35,427   16 $2,214   $507,685 7
2012/11/30 61 $13,006 -63% 11 $1,182   $542,811 14
2012/12/07 67 $11,130 -14% 10 $1,113   $564,898 21
2012/12/14 79 $3,099 -72% 2 $1,550   $582,450 28
2013/01/04 78 $1,487   2 $744   $600,595 7
2013/01/11 75 $2,346 +58% 3 $782   $609,933 14
2013/01/18 66 $662 -72% 1 $662   $623,065 21
2013/01/25 81 $636 -4% 1 $636   $627,008 28
2013/02/01 87 $354 -44% 1 $354   $649,473 35
2013/02/08 80 $1,160 +228% 1 $1,160   $657,296 42
2013/02/22 91 $220   1 $220   $668,964 7
2013/04/26 69 $12,200   2 $6,100   $681,164 3
2013/05/03 57 $22,272 +83% 10 $2,227   $705,502 10
2013/05/10 55 $23,050 +3% 11 $2,095   $739,940 17
2013/05/17 47 $27,975 +21% 17 $1,646   $776,828 24
2013/05/24 53 $16,530 -41% 10 $1,653   $803,703 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/23 47 $51,517   16 $3,220   $529,805 7
2012/11/30 63 $19,477 -62% 11 $1,771   $552,805 14
2012/12/07 71 $17,615 -10% 10 $1,762   $579,351 21
2012/12/14 79 $5,169 -71% 2 $2,585   $585,629 28
2012/12/28 64 $2,350   1 $2,350   $594,555 7
2013/01/04 82 $2,103 -11% 2 $1,052   $608,222 14
2013/01/11 72 $3,371 +60% 3 $1,124   $622,403 21
2013/01/18 79 $814 -76% 1 $814   $626,372 28
2013/01/25 87 $772 -5% 1 $772   $646,315 35
2013/02/01 92 $354 -54% 1 $354   $654,976 42
2013/02/08 87 $1,352 +282% 1 $1,352   $662,591 49
2013/02/22 96 $352   1 $352   $671,190 7
2013/04/26 70 $14,266   2 $7,133   $683,230 7
2013/05/03 59 $33,660 +136% 10 $3,366   $716,890 14
2013/05/10 60 $31,963 -5% 11 $2,906   $748,853 21
2013/05/17 48 $38,320 +20% 17 $2,254   $787,173 28
2013/05/24 49 $27,955 -27% 10 $2,796   $815,128 35
2013/05/31 56 $12,511 -55% 9 $1,390   $827,639 42
2013/06/07 77 $6,403 -49% 6 $1,067   $834,042 49
2013/06/14 72 $5,682 -11% 5 $1,136   $839,724 56
2013/06/21 89 $1,892 -67% 2 $946   $841,616 63
2013/06/28 50 $1,981 +5% 2 $991   $843,597 70
2013/07/12 66 $3,951   2 $1,976   $847,548 84
2013/07/19 87 $1,497 -62% 1 $1,497   $849,045 91

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 3/28/2013 $14,954 12 13 41 $50,817 12/14/2015
Belgium 10/9/2013 $0 0 1 1 $16,702 12/13/2015
Brazil 11/22/2013 $7,147 10 10 14 $15,654 12/13/2015
Canada 11/2/2012 $0 0 0 0 $0
Germany 3/28/2013 $85,816 40 53 193 $294,795 12/14/2015
Singapore 3/28/2013 $8,118 2 2 5 $18,719 12/14/2015
Thailand 4/18/2013 $1,599 2 2 4 $3,885 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 12/26/2012 $163,686 57 57 114 $389,038 12/14/2015
 
International Total$789,610 12/14/2015

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