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Red Lights (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,521Details
International Box Office $14,469,363
Worldwide Box Office $14,518,884
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $760,207 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $341,920 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,102,127
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  1. Summary
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  7. Trailer


Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson and Tom Buckley debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls "red lights," the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the powerful Silver. Determined to discredit Silver, Buckley and his star student use every tool at their disposal to uncover the truth behind the charismatic, spoon-bending, mind reader. But Buckley is forced to reexamine his own core beliefs as his quest builds to a mind-blowing conclusion in this taut psychological thriller from award-winning writer and director Rodrigo Cortés.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
29% - Rotten
36% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,700,000
Domestic Releases: July 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Alchemy
Video Release: October 2nd, 2012 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2224, 5/23/2012)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Paranormal Investigation, Psychics, Surprise Twist, Blindness, Terminal Illness
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Parlay Films, Nostromo Pictures, Cindy Cowan Entertainment, Antena 3 Films, Televisio de Catalunya, Instituto de la Cinematographia y Artes Audiovisuales, Institut Catala de lese Industries
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,490 $5,393 Aug 10, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,425 $14,613 Aug 3, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,716 $1,372 Jul 27, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,454 $2,648 Jul 20, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,226 $10,340 Jul 13, 2012 3


   Tom Buckley
   Margaret Matheson
   Simon Silver
   Paul Shackleton
Joely Richardson    Monica Hansen
   Sally Owen
Craig Roberts    Ben
Leonardo Sbaraglia    Leonardo Palladino
Adriane Lenox    Nina

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Rodrigo Cortes
Editor    Rodrigo Cortes
Producer    Adrian Guerra
Producer    Rodrigo Cortes
Executive Producer    Cindy Cowan
Executive Producer    Irving Cowan
Executive Producer    Lisa Wilson
Co-Producer    Christina Piovesan
Co-Producer    Manuel Monzon

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

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July 17th, 2012

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Looking for Authentic Limited Releases

July 13th, 2012

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/13 59 $10,340   2 $5,170   $10,340 3
2012/07/20 70 $2,648 -74% 2 $1,324   $17,156 10
2012/07/27 85 $1,372 -48% 1 $1,372   $20,161 17
2012/08/03 54 $14,613 +965% 18 $812   $35,593 24
2012/08/10 74 $5,393 -63% 8 $674   $49,521 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/13 60 $14,508   2 $7,254   $14,508 7
2012/07/20 70 $4,281 -70% 2 $2,141   $18,789 14
2012/07/27 81 $2,191 -49% 1 $2,191   $20,980 21
2012/08/03 58 $23,148 +957% 18 $1,286   $44,128 28
2012/08/10 74 $5,393 -77% 8 $674   $49,521 35

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/7/20122212,281 12,281$159,776$159,7761

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/7/2012208,893 8,893$133,311$133,3111

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