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Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,010,957Details
International Box Office $411,361Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,422,318
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he’s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a journey that reveals how far believing can take you.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$750,000
Domestic Releases: June 8th, 2012 (Limited) by FilmDistrict
International Releases: October 18th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
October 18th, 2012 (Wide) (New Zealand)
December 26th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: October 30th, 2012 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2214, 3/14/2012)
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Time Travel, News, Writing and Writers, Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Big Beach
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,129 $6,208 Oct 12, 2012 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,285 $7,552 Oct 5, 2012 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,368 $12,675 Sep 28, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,456 $20,130 Sep 21, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,501 $30,417 Sep 14, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,691 $35,010 Sep 7, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,860 $39,693 Aug 31, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,021 $47,809 Aug 24, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,430 $40,986 Aug 17, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,479 $60,576 Aug 10, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,898 $160,998 Aug 3, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,211 $168,859 Jul 27, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,762 $157,160 Jul 20, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,601 $339,234 Jul 13, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,504 $252,956 Jul 6, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,796 $379,324 Jun 29, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,206 $473,110 Jun 22, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,891 $296,494 Jun 15, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,122 $97,762 Jun 8, 2012 3

Cast

   Darius
   Kenneth
   Jeff
   Arnau
Jenica Bergere    Liz
Kristen Bell    Belinda
Jeff Garlin    Mr. Britt
Mary Lynn Rajskub    Bridget

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Derek Connolly
Producer    Marc Turtletaub
Producer    Peter Saraf
Producer    Stephanie Langhoff
Producer    Derek Connolly
Producer    Colin Trevorrow
Executive Producer    Mark Duplass
Executive Producer    Jay Duplass
Executive Producer    John Hodges
Executive Producer    Michael B. Clark
Co-Producer    Lacey Leavitt
Cinematographer    Benjamin Kasulke
Production Designer    Ben Blankenship (Production Designer)
Editor    Franklin Peterson
Editor    Joe Landauer
Costume Designer    Rebecca Luke
Composer    Ryan Miller
Music Supervisor    Marguerite Phillips

2013 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards are the Silver Linings for Smaller Films

February 24th, 2013

Independent Spirit Award were handed out yesterday and while the average moviegoer will be more focused on the Oscars tonight, a lot of great films were honored yesterday. This includes Silver Linings Playbook, which took home numerous awards, including the top prizes.

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Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 30th, 2012

October 30th, 2012

It's not a great week on the home market. The best first run release is The Campaign, but while the movie is good, the DVD and the Blu-ray Combo Pack don't have enough extras. There are a few limited releases that piqued my interested as far as Pick of the Week was concerned. Safety Not Guaranteed on DVD or Blu-ray, Ruby Sparks on DVD or Blu-ray, and Polisse on DVD were all contenders. However, in the end I went with Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. The Blu-ray box set is awesome. More...

Per Theater Chart: Going Nowhere

October 16th, 2012

There was only one film to crack the $10,000 mark on this week's Per Theater Chart. Middle Of Nowhere managed that feat with $68,000 in six theaters for an average of $11,318. Simon and the Oaks came very close with $9,963 in its one theater. More...

Dark Knight Puts the Spark in the Per Theater Chart

July 31st, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises remained on top of the per theater chart with an average of $14,101 in more than 4,400 theaters. Killer Joe opened with an average of $12,621 in three theaters, while Ruby Sparks was also strong with an average of $10,832 in thirteen. Both films have some potential to expand. Deep Sea 3-D remained strong with $10,412 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Beasts Chase off Competition

July 10th, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild remained on top of the per theater chart with an average $19,687 in 19 theaters. It is very close to its first major milestone and it has a lot of room to grow. The Amazing Spider-man opened in second place with an average of $14,360. Two IMAX films bounced into the $10,000 club. Deep Space 3-D and Space Station earned $13,069 and $11,996 respectively. More...

Per Theater Chart: Woody Allen Feels the Love

June 26th, 2012

To Rome With Love topped the per theater chart with an outstanding average of $72,272 in five theaters. While this is an amazing start, there are some reasons to not get too excited. First of all, Moonrise Kingdom opened with more and did so in fewer theaters. Also, Sunday's estimates were a bit higher, so it fell faster than expected over the weekend. Finally, the reviews were split, so it likely won't have as strong legs as some of Woody Allen's films have in the past. The only other film to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart was Brave with an average of $15,928. Kumare came very close with $9,601 in one theater over the weekend, while it earned $19,972 from Wednesday through Sunday. More...

Weekend Estimates: Madagascar Holds On as Openers Disappoint

June 17th, 2012

What was billed as a potentially tight race at the top of the chart this weekend has turned into a romp for Madagascar 3 thanks in part to a steep second-weekend decline for Prometheus, but mainly to weak openings for Rock of Ages and That's My Boy. Madagascar itself will be down 41% to $35.5 million and a 10 day total of $120.4 million, which is a fairly sizable decline for a family movie at this time of year. Prometheus is set to decline 60% to $20.2 million this weekend, for $88.9 million so far. Rock of Ages will be third with $15 million for the weekend, which leaves it far short of its $75 million budget. That's My Boy will most likely end up in 5th place with $13 million, which may prove to be Adam Sandler's worst opening weekend ever, once adjusted for ticket price inflation. More...

Per Theater Chart: Moon Shines Over Wide Releases

June 12th, 2012

For the third weekend in a row, Moonrise Kingdom remained the top film on the per theater chart with an average of $16,247. Again, most limited releases would kill to have an opening week per theater average that high while playing in only a couple theaters. Moonrise Kingdom did it in its third weekend of release while playing in nearly 100 theaters. To call it a success is an understatement. Prometheus finished in second place with $15,032, while the overall box office leader, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, was right behind with an average of $14,166. Dark Horse opened with $13,551 in its lone theater. Safety Not Guaranteed opened in ninety theaters, which is a little high for a limited release, but it still earned an impressive average of $10,862. More...

Limited Releases: Success Not Guaranteed

June 8th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including quite a few that earned some pre-release buzz: Bel Ami, Dark Horse, Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, Lola Versus, and Safety Not Guarenteed. Unfortunately, only the last one is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Hopefully it will perform well enough that it can escape the art house circuit and earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 31 $97,762   9 $10,862   $97,762 3
2012/06/15 18 $296,494 +203% 47 $6,308   $439,999 10
2012/06/22 16 $473,110 +60% 129 $3,668   $1,074,533 17
2012/06/29 21 $379,324 -20% 164 $2,313   $1,684,069 24
2012/07/06 26 $252,956 -33% 109 $2,321   $2,170,062 31
2012/07/13 23 $339,234 +34% 182 $1,864   $2,621,824 38
2012/07/20 29 $157,160 -54% 124 $1,267   $2,940,689 45
2012/07/27 25 $168,859 +7% 149 $1,133   $3,202,126 52
2012/08/03 30 $160,998 -5% 121 $1,331   $3,464,551 59
2012/08/10 42 $60,576 -62% 73 $830   $3,603,025 66
2012/08/17 51 $40,986 -32% 54 $759   $3,683,593 73
2012/08/24 52 $47,809 +17% 54 $885   $3,754,737 80
2012/08/31 58 $39,693 -17% 48 $827   $3,820,083 87
2012/09/07 53 $35,010 -12% 54 $648   $3,876,519 94
2012/09/14 56 $30,417 -13% 46 $661   $3,921,388 101
2012/09/21 68 $20,130 -34% 40 $503   $3,958,045 108
2012/09/28 70 $12,675 -37% 34 $373   $3,980,770 115
2012/10/05 70 $7,552 -40% 24 $315   $3,993,911 122
2012/10/12 75 $6,208 -18% 18 $345   $4,007,792 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 - $26,660   9 $2,962   $26,660 1
2012/06/09 - $42,434 +59% 9 $4,715   $69,094 2
2012/06/10 - $28,668 -32% 9 $3,185   $97,762 3
2012/06/11 - $10,307 -64% 9 $1,145   $108,069 4
2012/06/12 - $11,885 +15% 9 $1,321   $119,954 5
2012/06/13 - $12,794 +8% 9 $1,422   $132,748 6
2012/06/14 - $10,757 -16% 9 $1,195   $143,505 7
2012/06/15 - $80,475 +648% 47 $1,712   $223,980 8
2012/06/16 - $123,503 +53% 47 $2,628   $347,483 9
2012/06/17 - $92,516 -25% 47 $1,968   $439,999 10
2012/06/18 - $40,493 -56% 47 $862   $480,492 11
2012/06/19 - $38,994 -4% 47 $830   $519,486 12
2012/06/20 - $42,856 +10% 47 $912   $562,342 13
2012/06/21 - $39,081 -9% 47 $832   $601,423 14
2012/06/22 - $135,029 +246% 129 $1,047   $736,452 15
2012/06/23 - $198,283 +47% 129 $1,537   $934,735 16
2012/06/24 - $139,798 -29% 129 $1,084   $1,074,533 17
2012/06/25 - $61,659 -56% 129 $478   $1,136,192 18
2012/06/26 - $64,877 +5% 129 $503   $1,201,069 19
2012/06/27 - $52,072 -20% 129 $404   $1,253,141 20
2012/06/28 - $51,604 -1% 129 $400   $1,304,745 21
2012/06/29 - $101,439 +97% 164 $619   $1,406,184 22
2012/06/30 - $161,991 +60% 164 $988   $1,568,175 23
2012/07/01 - $115,894 -28% 164 $707   $1,684,069 24
2012/07/02 - $51,869 -55% 164 $316   $1,735,938 25
2012/07/03 - $50,320 -3% 164 $307   $1,786,258 26
2012/07/04 - $87,155 +73% 164 $531   $1,873,413 27
2012/07/05 - $43,693 -50% 164 $266   $1,917,106 28
2012/07/06 - $68,899 +58% 109 $632   $1,986,005 29
2012/07/07 - $111,670 +62% 109 $1,024   $2,097,675 30
2012/07/08 - $72,387 -35% 109 $664   $2,170,062 31
2012/07/09 - $24,243 -67% 109 $222   $2,194,305 32
2012/07/10 - $27,927 +15% 109 $256   $2,222,232 33
2012/07/11 - $29,598 +6% 109 $272   $2,251,830 34
2012/07/12 - $30,760 +4% 109 $282   $2,282,590 35
2012/07/13 - $94,179 +206% 182 $517   $2,376,769 36
2012/07/14 - $140,715 +49% 182 $773   $2,517,484 37
2012/07/15 - $104,340 -26% 182 $573   $2,621,824 38
2012/07/16 - $39,919 -62% 182 $219   $2,661,743 39
2012/07/17 - $48,042 +20% 182 $264   $2,709,785 40
2012/07/18 - $40,304 -16% 182 $221   $2,750,089 41
2012/07/19 - $33,440 -17% 182 $184   $2,783,529 42
2012/07/20 - $42,774 +28% 124 $345   $2,826,303 43
2012/07/21 - $67,255 +57% 124 $542   $2,893,558 44
2012/07/22 - $47,131 -30% 124 $380   $2,940,689 45
2012/07/23 - $21,375 -55% 124 $172   $2,962,064 46
2012/07/24 - $23,991 +12% 124 $193   $2,986,055 47
2012/07/25 - $22,849 -5% 124 $184   $3,008,904 48
2012/07/26 - $24,363 +7% 124 $196   $3,033,267 49
2012/07/27 - $45,492 +87% 149 $305   $3,078,759 50
2012/07/28 - $70,784 +56% 149 $475   $3,149,543 51
2012/07/29 - $52,583 -26% 149 $353   $3,202,126 52
2012/07/30 - $22,790 -57% 149 $153   $3,224,916 53
2012/07/31 - $26,080 +14% 149 $175   $3,250,996 54
2012/08/01 - $24,963 -4% 149 $168   $3,275,959 55
2012/08/02 - $27,594 +11% 149 $185   $3,303,553 56
2012/08/03 - $41,643 +51% 121 $344   $3,345,196 57
2012/08/04 - $70,697 +70% 121 $584   $3,415,893 58
2012/08/05 - $48,658 -31% 121 $402   $3,464,551 59
2012/08/06 - $21,026 -57% 121 $174   $3,485,577 60
2012/08/07 - $20,553 -2% 121 $170   $3,506,130 61
2012/08/08 - $17,659 -14% 121 $146   $3,523,789 62
2012/08/09 - $18,660 +6% 121 $154   $3,542,449 63
2012/08/10 - $17,377 -7% 73 $238   $3,559,826 64
2012/08/11 - $25,878 +49% 73 $354   $3,585,704 65
2012/08/12 - $17,321 -33% 73 $237   $3,603,025 66
2012/08/13 - $8,951 -48% 73 $123   $3,611,976 67
2012/08/14 - $8,549 -4% 73 $117   $3,620,525 68
2012/08/15 - $10,663 +25% 73 $146   $3,631,188 69
2012/08/16 - $11,419 +7% 73 $156   $3,642,607 70
2012/08/17 - $11,707 +3% 54 $217   $3,654,314 71
2012/08/18 - $17,379 +48% 54 $322   $3,671,693 72
2012/08/19 - $11,900 -32% 54 $220   $3,683,593 73
2012/08/20 - $4,389 -63% 54 $81   $3,687,982 74
2012/08/21 - $5,958 +36% 54 $110   $3,693,940 75
2012/08/22 - $6,026 +1% 54 $112   $3,699,966 76
2012/08/23 - $6,962 +16% 54 $129   $3,706,928 77
2012/08/24 - $14,001 +101% 54 $259   $3,720,929 78
2012/08/25 - $21,848 +56% 54 $405   $3,742,777 79
2012/08/26 - $11,960 -45% 54 $221   $3,754,737 80
2012/08/27 - $5,552 -54% 54 $103   $3,760,289 81
2012/08/28 - $6,492 +17% 54 $120   $3,766,781 82
2012/08/29 - $6,615 +2% 54 $123   $3,773,396 83
2012/08/30 - $6,994 +6% 54 $130   $3,780,390 84
2012/08/31 - $8,486 +21% 48 $177   $3,788,876 85
2012/09/01 - $14,797 +74% 48 $308   $3,803,673 86
2012/09/02 - $16,410 +11% 48 $342   $3,820,083 87
2012/09/03 - $11,977 -27% 48 $250   $3,832,060 88
2012/09/04 - $3,345 -72% 48 $70   $3,835,405 89
2012/09/05 - $2,971 -11% 48 $62   $3,838,376 90
2012/09/06 - $3,133 +5% 48 $65   $3,841,509 91
2012/09/07 - $10,298 +229% 54 $191   $3,851,807 92
2012/09/08 - $14,862 +44% 54 $275   $3,866,669 93
2012/09/09 - $9,850 -34% 54 $182   $3,876,519 94
2012/09/10 - $3,011 -69% 54 $56   $3,879,530 95
2012/09/11 - $3,792 +26% 54 $70   $3,883,322 96
2012/09/12 - $3,815 +1% 54 $71   $3,887,137 97
2012/09/13 - $3,834 n/c 54 $71   $3,890,971 98
2012/09/14 - $9,201 +140% 46 $200   $3,900,172 99
2012/09/15 - $12,808 +39% 46 $278   $3,912,980 100
2012/09/16 - $8,408 -34% 46 $183   $3,921,388 101
2012/09/17 - $3,973 -53% 46 $86   $3,925,361 102
2012/09/18 - $3,985 n/c 46 $87   $3,929,346 103
2012/09/19 - $4,182 +5% 46 $91   $3,933,528 104
2012/09/20 - $4,387 +5% 46 $95   $3,937,915 105
2012/09/21 - $6,467 +47% 40 $162   $3,944,382 106
2012/09/22 - $8,407 +30% 40 $210   $3,952,789 107
2012/09/23 - $5,256 -37% 40 $131   $3,958,045 108
2012/09/24 - $2,146 -59% 40 $54   $3,960,191 109
2012/09/25 - $2,903 +35% 40 $73   $3,963,094 110
2012/09/26 - $2,571 -11% 40 $64   $3,965,665 111
2012/09/27 - $2,430 -5% 40 $61   $3,968,095 112
2012/09/28 - $4,229 +74% 34 $124   $3,972,324 113
2012/09/29 - $5,369 +27% 34 $158   $3,977,693 114
2012/09/30 - $3,077 -43% 34 $91   $3,980,770 115
2012/10/01 - $1,336 -57% 34 $39   $3,982,106 116
2012/10/02 - $1,820 +36% 34 $54   $3,983,926 117
2012/10/03 - $970 -47% 34 $29   $3,984,896 118
2012/10/04 - $1,463 +51% 34 $43   $3,986,359 119
2012/10/05 - $2,869 +96% 24 $120   $3,989,228 120
2012/10/06 - $2,649 -8% 24 $110   $3,991,877 121
2012/10/07 - $2,034 -23% 24 $85   $3,993,911 122
2012/10/08 - $1,411 -31% 24 $59   $3,995,322 123
2012/10/09 - $2,702 +91% 24 $113   $3,998,024 124
2012/10/10 - $2,532 -6% 24 $106   $4,000,556 125
2012/10/11 - $1,028 -59% 24 $43   $4,001,584 126
2012/10/12 - $2,136 +108% 18 $119   $4,003,720 127
2012/10/13 - $2,724 +28% 18 $151   $4,006,444 128
2012/10/14 - $1,348 -51% 18 $75   $4,007,792 129
2012/10/15 - $1,161 -14% 18 $65   $4,008,953 130
2012/10/16 - $742 -36% 18 $41   $4,009,695 131
2012/10/17 - $560 -25% 18 $31   $4,010,255 132
2012/10/18 - $702 +25% 18 $39   $4,010,957 133

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 34 $143,505   9 $15,945   $143,505 7
2012/06/15 19 $457,918 +219% 47 $9,743   $601,423 14
2012/06/22 17 $703,322 +54% 129 $5,452   $1,304,745 21
2012/06/29 22 $612,361 -13% 164 $3,734   $1,917,106 28
2012/07/06 29 $365,484 -40% 109 $3,353   $2,282,590 35
2012/07/13 23 $500,939 +37% 182 $2,752   $2,783,529 42
2012/07/20 28 $249,738 -50% 124 $2,014   $3,033,267 49
2012/07/27 25 $270,286 +8% 149 $1,814   $3,303,553 56
2012/08/03 31 $238,896 -12% 121 $1,974   $3,542,449 63
2012/08/10 40 $100,158 -58% 73 $1,372   $3,642,607 70
2012/08/17 51 $64,321 -36% 54 $1,191   $3,706,928 77
2012/08/24 54 $73,462 +14% 54 $1,360   $3,780,390 84
2012/08/31 58 $61,119 -17% 48 $1,273   $3,841,509 91
2012/09/07 53 $49,462 -19% 54 $916   $3,890,971 98
2012/09/14 56 $46,944 -5% 46 $1,021   $3,937,915 105
2012/09/21 69 $30,180 -36% 40 $755   $3,968,095 112
2012/09/28 72 $18,264 -39% 34 $537   $3,986,359 119
2012/10/05 69 $15,225 -17% 24 $634   $4,001,584 126
2012/10/12 79 $9,373 -38% 18 $521   $4,010,957 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 10/18/2012 $56,849 22 22 22 $92,702 12/12/2015
New Zealand 10/18/2012 $0 0 36 108 $129,817 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 12/26/2012 $53,145 22 22 45 $142,983 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $45,859
 
International Total$411,361 12/14/2015

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