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Reality (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $83,736Details
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Reality is a darkly comic look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show "Big Brother" leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano's own reality begins to spiral out of control, making for one of the most compelling tragicomic character studies since Scorsese's The King of Comedy.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
80% - Certified Fresh
69% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 15th, 2013 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2248, 11/7/2012)
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Keywords: Reality TV, TV Industry
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Archimede-Fandango, Le Pacte, Garance Capital, RAI Cinema, Intesa Sanpaolo S.P.A.


Loredana Simioli    Maria
Nando Paone    Michele
Nunzia Schiano    Aunt Nunzia
Nello Iorio    Massimone
Giuseppina Cervizzi    Giusy
Rosaria D'Urso    Aunt Rosaria
Graziella Marina    Luciano's Mother
Raffaele Ferrante    Enzo
Claudia Gerini    Presenter

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Domenico Procacci
Producer    Matteo Garrone
Story Creator    Matteo Garrone
Story Creator    Massimo Gaudioso
Screenwriter    Maurizio Braucci
Screenwriter    Ugo Chiti
Screenwriter    Matteo Garrone
Screenwriter    Massimo Gaudioso
Production Designer    Paolo Bonfini
Editor    Marco Spolentini
Composer    Alexandre Desplat
Director of Photography    Marco Onorato
Costume Designer    Maurizio Millenotti
Sound Mixer    Maricetta Lombardo
Line Producer    Gian Luca Chiaretti
Assistant Director    Paolo Trotta
Co-Producer    Jean Labadie

Per Theater Chart: Breaking the Bank

March 20th, 2013

Spring Breakers dominated the per theater chart earning the best per theater average for any film of 2013. It opened with an average of $87,667 in three theaters. Had it opened with a total of $87,667 in three theaters, it would have been a great start. A fellow A24 release, Ginger & Rosa, was next with an average of $14,279, also in three theaters. Somebody Up There Likes Me fell 64%, but still earned a spot in the $10,000 club with $12,310 in its one theater. Oz the Great and Powerful was the final film to earn more than $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,545. More...

Limited Releases: Go For Broke

March 15th, 2013

It is a pretty busy week for limited releases with a number of them that could do well. Blancanieves should do well in art house cinemas, but it is too out there for mainstream success. Likewise, From Up on Poppy Hill should draw in fans of Anime, but there are not enough of them to allow the film to expand significantly. Ginger and Rosa has more appeal to mainstream audiences and strong buzz, but its reviews are only good and not great. Spring Breakers is also earning reviews that are good, but not great. However, it has a planned wide opening next week, so unless that falls apart, it will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/15 74 $7,072   1 $7,072   $7,072 3
2013/03/22 78 $8,000 +13% 2 $4,000   $18,016 10
2013/03/29 71 $11,673 +46% 4 $2,918   $33,099 17
2013/04/05 61 $18,023 +54% 12 $1,502   $55,261 24
2013/05/31 71 $1,544   1 $1,544   $79,439 80
2013/06/07 78 $1,727 +12% 1 $1,727   $82,296 87
2013/06/14 97 $344 -80% 1 $344   $83,434 94

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