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Puncture (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,071Details
International Box Office $18,883Details
Worldwide Box Office $85,954
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Mike Weiss is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger, his longtime friend and partner, is the straightlaced and responsible yin to Mike’s yang. Their mom-and-pop personal-injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky , a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
52% - Rotten
54% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Alchemy
International Releases: July 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: January 3rd, 2012 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: R or drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference.
(Rating bulletin 2185, 8/17/2011)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Medical and Hospitals, Lawyers, Underdog, Addiction, Corporate Malfeasance, Government Corruption, Directing Yourself, Pharmaceuticals
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Like Minded Pictures, Cherry Shreet Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,593 $4,111 Oct 21, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,490 $2,619 Oct 14, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,632 $6,700 Oct 7, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,086 $10,141 Sep 30, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,640 $29,175 Sep 23, 2011 3


   Mike Weiss
Mark Kassen    Paul Danziger
Vinessa Shaw    Vicky
Marshall Bell    Jeffrey Dancort
Brett Cullen    Nathaniel Price
Kate Burton    Seanator O'Reilly
Michael Biehn    Red

Production and Technical Credits

Co-Director    Adam Kassen
Producer    Adam Kassen
Co-Director    Mark Kassen
Producer    Mark Kassen
Screenwriter    Chris Lopata
Executive Producer    Craig Cohen
Executive Producer    Paul Danzinger
Executive Producer    Rod De Liano
Production Designer    Chris Stull
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Gou
Executive Producer    Adam Kassen
Cinematographer    Helge Gerull
Executive Producer    Joan Huang

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 3rd, 2012

January 3rd, 2012

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Per Theater Chart: What a Weekend!

September 27th, 2011

Weekend earned nearly perfect reviews, but I'm still surprised by its box office strength as it earned $27,245 in one theater during its opening weekend of release. The Man Nobody Knew was next with $15,411, also in one theater. Machine Gun Preacher also topped expectations with an average of $11,283 in four theaters, but its reviews suggest it won't last long. Pearl Jam Twenty earned an average of $10,245 in ten theaters over the weekend, and including the special showing it had earlier in the week, it already has close to $400,000. More...

Thunder Soul and the other Limited Releases Try to Make Some Noise

September 23rd, 2011

It's another week without a lot of limited releases that seem destined for box office success. There are a few films that earned a bit of advanced buzz, but very few of those are earning good reviews. There are two films that are currently earning 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: Thunder Soul and Weekend. But both might have trouble finding an audience either because they are opening in too many theaters, or because the subject matter makes them a niche film. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 60 $29,175   4 $7,294   $29,175 3
2011/09/30 74 $10,141 -65% 4 $2,535   $46,038 10
2011/10/07 83 $6,700 -34% 5 $1,340   $55,986 17
2011/10/14 109 $2,619 -61% 2 $1,310   $61,773 24
2011/10/21 99 $4,111 +57% 4 $1,028   $67,071 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 58 $35,897   4 $8,974   $35,897 7
2011/09/30 77 $13,389 -63% 4 $3,347   $49,286 14
2011/10/07 81 $9,868 -26% 5 $1,974   $59,154 21
2011/10/14 102 $3,806 -61% 2 $1,903   $62,960 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Portugal 7/12/2012 $11,580 13 13 24 $18,883 12/11/2015
International Total$18,883 12/11/2015

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