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The Perfect Host (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,764Details
International Box Office $2,823Details
Worldwide Box Office $51,587
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Warwick Wilson is the consummate host. He carefully prepares for a dinner party, the table impeccably set and the duck perfectly timed for 8:30 p.m. John Taylor is a career criminal. He’s just robbed a bank and needs to get off the streets. He finds himself on Warwick’s doorstep posing as a friend of a friend, new to Los Angeles, who’s been mugged and lost his luggage. As the wine flows and the evening progresses, we become deeply intertwined in the lives of these two men and discover just how deceiving appearances can be. With outstanding performances by David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford, cowriter/director Nick Tomnay takes us on a suspense-filled ride where nothing is as it seems. THE PERFECT HOST is a slippery psychological thriller that exposes true human nature and reveals just how far we’re willing to go to satisfy our needs

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
45% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 1st, 2011 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: February 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Peru)
MPAA Rating: R for language, some violent content and brief sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2132, 8/4/2010)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Surprise Twist, Police Procedural, Mental Illness, Corrupt Cops, Non-Chronological, Heist
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Stacey Testro International, Mark Victor Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,774 $870 Sep 2, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,144 $1,100 Aug 26, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,057 $3,849 Aug 19, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,718 $3,181 Aug 12, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,922 $5,306 Aug 5, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,896 $2,444 Jul 29, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,553 $2,488 Jul 22, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,840 $943 Jul 15, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,255 $3,212 Jul 8, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,705 $7,505 Jul 1, 2011 3

Cast

   Warwick Wilson
   John Taylor
Nathaniel Parker    Detective Morton
Helen Reddy    Cathy Knight
Megahn Perry    Simone De Marchi
Joseph Will    Detective Valdez

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Nick Tomnay
Director   
Executive Producer    Martin Zoland
Producer    Stacy Testro
Producer    Mark Victor
Cinematographer    Jim Brawley
Composer    John Swihart
Production Designer    Richardo Jattan

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

Summer is officially over, both at the box office and on the home market. Granted, the theatrical releases are still really weak, but the TV on DVD releases are starting to become overwhelming. There are several such releases that are worth picking up, but none rise to the level of Pick of the Week. For that I went with The Coen Brothers Blu-ray Box Set. However, if you've made the leap to Blu-ray, then The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth an honorable mention. Meanwhile, there's a film called Norwegian Ninja coming out on DVD that has cult classic written all over it. I really hope the screener arrives soon. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Perfect Host

August 29th, 2011

The Perfect Host opened in limited release with better buzz than most films, but rather weak reviews. It debuted with a soft per theater average and wasn't able to recover. Was the film's hype just hot air? Or did the hype hurt the film? More...

Per Theater Chart: Transformers Towers over Terri

July 6th, 2011

There were only two films in the $10,000 club with Transformers: Dark of the Moon easily outperforming Terri $23,937 to $10,851. For the former, that was enough to break records over Independence Day. For the latter it's probably not enough to suggest significant expansion, but it might stick around longer than most limited releases. More...

Looking for the Perfect Limited Release

June 30th, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be overshadowing everything else at the box office, but that doesn't mean there are no limited releases coming out this weekend. But are any of them worth checking out? There are a couple with overwhelmingly positive reviews, plus a couple have earned some pre-release buzz, but none that have managed both. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/01 67 $7,505   2 $3,753   $7,505 3
2011/07/08 86 $3,212 -57% 3 $1,071   $14,870 10
2011/07/15 98 $943 -71% 2 $472   $17,420 17
2011/07/22 82 $2,488 +164% 3 $829   $20,534 24
2011/07/29 83 $2,444 -2% 4 $611   $25,267 31
2011/08/05 81 $5,306 +117% 5 $1,061   $32,497 38
2011/08/12 89 $3,181 -40% 6 $530   $38,041 45
2011/08/19 92 $3,849 +21% 10 $385   $43,918 52
2011/08/26 106 $1,100 -71% 2 $550   $46,286 59
2011/09/02 120 $870 -21% 1 $870   $48,289 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/04 64 $1,883   2 $942   $9,388 4
2011/09/05 118 $141   1 $141   $48,430 67

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/01 70 $11,658   2 $5,829   $11,658 7
2011/07/08 87 $4,819 -59% 3 $1,606   $16,477 14
2011/07/15 101 $1,569 -67% 2 $785   $18,046 21
2011/07/22 79 $4,777 +204% 3 $1,592   $22,823 28
2011/07/29 86 $4,368 -9% 4 $1,092   $27,191 35
2011/08/05 84 $7,669 +76% 5 $1,534   $34,860 42
2011/08/12 90 $5,209 -32% 6 $868   $40,069 49
2011/08/19 91 $5,117 -2% 10 $512   $45,186 56
2011/08/26 111 $2,233 -56% 2 $1,117   $47,419 63
2011/09/02 119 $1,345 -40% 1 $1,345   $48,764 70

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Peru 2/28/2013 $1,155 1 1 2 $2,823 12/14/2015
 
International Total$2,823 12/14/2015

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