Shame

Shame poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,002,293Details
International Box Office $6,779,395
Worldwide Box Office $10,781,688
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,097,859 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,097,859
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,500,000
Theatrical Release: December 2nd, 2011 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: April 17th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: NC-17 for some explicit sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2195, 10/26/2011)
Keywords: LGBT, Musicians, Depression, Infidelity, Dysfunctional Family, Suicide, Prostitution, Addiction
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: Mission did the Impossible

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol led all new releases topping the Blu-ray sales chart with an impressive debut of 1.34 million units / $29.51 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was an outstanding 67%. As a result of this fantastic opening, I'm making a bold prediction. By the end of the year, a summer blockbuster will open with a Blu-ray share of 75%. More...

Thinking About the Per Theater Chart

Think Like a Man was a surprise hit and the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart. However, Darling Companion came very, very close with an average of $9,991 in four theaters. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Shame

Shame was made to win Oscars, I don't think there's any doubt about that. It debuted in limited release in early December, which is the perfect time to release an Award Season player. It was rated NC-17, so it was clearly not going for a mainstream audience. However, while the film earned a number of film festival and critic association awards, it was almost entirely passed over by the major awards voters earning just one Independent Spirit Award nomination. On the other hand, many thought Michael Fassbender was a leading contender for at least a Best Actor Oscar nomination. So was this film passed over because of its subject matter? Or was it merely a good movie, but not an Award-worthy movie? Or maybe it was over-hyped? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 17th, 2012

This week's list of DVD and Blu-ray releases is dominated by Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth picking up, but you'll want the Best Buy exclusive, or perhaps you want to tell studios to stop doing retailer exclusives, as they are annoying. That added complication is the reason I'm not awarding the release Pick of the Week, but there are not a lot of other films worthy either. Shame has two amazing performances, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn't have a lot of extras. Fans of nature documentaries might want Frozen Planet: The Complete Series on Blu-ray or IMAX: Born to be Wild on 3D Combo Pack. But in the end, I went with the underseen The Last Rites of Joe May on DVD. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron is Worth Its Weight In Gold

Iron Lady led a group of six films in the $10,000 earning a per theater average of $55,102. This is better than expected and shows the Oscar buzz for Meryl Streep is overcoming the middling overall reviews. Last week's winner, Pina, remained strong with an average of $23,874 in three theaters. I expect it will expand somewhat and earn a small measure of mainstream success. A Separation opened with an average of $19,827 in three theaters and with possible Oscar glory, it continues to do well. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has already earned a significant measure of mainstream success and with an average of $19,043 in 55 theaters this past weekend, it had its best weekend yet. It did cost $21 million to make, so it will need to continue to do well for quite some time before it makes profitability likely. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close's first full weekend went well earning an average of $18,463 in three theaters. It has a shot at expanding wide in a couple weeks, assuming it holds on relatively well over the next couple weeks. The final film in the $10,000 club was Pariah, which earned an average of $12,145 in four theaters. It earned just over $100,000 from Wednesday through Monday. More...

Per Theater Chart: Nothing is Impossible

It was a busy week on the per theater chart with several films in the $10,000 club. These were led by Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol with $30,083, but given its unusual opening, it's hard to judge this start. (More on its IMAX run later today.) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy expanded from four to sixteen theaters, but remained potent with an average of $28,549. Some measure of mainstream success is guaranteed, even if it is failing to live up to expectations during Awards Season. On the other hand, The Artist is starting to clean up during Awards Season and this is helping its per theater average remain strong at $16,904. It should have no trouble expanding some more, even if the nature of the film will prevent it from becoming a hit in Megaplexes. Carnage debuted with an average of $15,959 in five theaters, which is disappointing given its pedigree. The overall box office leader, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,704. More...

Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece. More...

Per Theater Chart: Tailor Made for Success

Three new releases were able to reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, while there were three holdovers that were able to join them. Leading the way was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with an outstanding average of $77,641 in four theaters. Young Adult opened with nearly the same total, but was playing in eight theaters giving it an average of $38,783. We Need to Talk About Kevin earned $24,587 in one theater during its Oscar qualifying run. A Dangerous Method spent its third weekend in the $10,000 club with an average of $19,234 in four theaters. However, it has seen in per theater average cut by more than half since its opening, and it has yet to expand. The Artist has also seen its per theater average fall, but it expanded its theater count to sixteen this past weekend and still earned an average of $18,460. It is already an art house success and will soon start earning some measure of mainstream success. Shame more than doubled its theater count, but hung onto a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,496 in 21 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Strength and Independence

We are right in the prime of Awards Season and over the weekend there were three films earning very impressive per theater averages and two of those films were recently given Independent Spirit Award Nominations. Leading the way for the second weekend in a row was The Artist with an average of $35,211 in six theaters. It is still barely in theaters, but it is already halfway to $1 million. Being a silent film will likely keep the film from expanding truly wide, but it should grab some measure of mainstream success. Shame debuted in second place with an average of $34,952 in ten theaters. It is rare for an NC-17 film to do this well. Rounding out the $10,000 club was A Dangerous Method placed third with an average of $29,894, while still playing in four theaters. More...

Can Limited Releases Pick Up the Slack?

Since there are no wide releases this weekend, the box office will be looking to limited releases to help boost the numbers. Last year the biggest release was The Warrior's Way, which made just over $3 million during its opening weekend. Obviously no limited release is going to match that this weekend. However, The Warrior's Way finished with less than $6 million and that figure might be within reach for a couple limited releases. Shame has the best shot at reaching that level of box office success, but Outrage is also earning great reviews. More...

Awards Season: Early Nods Speak Volumes

As it does every year, Independent Spirit Award nominations kick off the unofficial start of Awards Season. This year there were two films that topped the list of nominations: The Artist and Take Shelter. Both of those films earned five nominations, but they weren't the only films to be singled out. More...

Cast

Michael Fassbender    Brandon
Carey Mulligan    Sissy
James Badge Dale    David
Nicole Beharie    Marianne

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Steve Rodney McQueen
Screenwriter    Steve Rodney McQueen
Screenwriter    Abi Morgan
Producer    Iain Canning
Producer    Emile Sherman
Executive Producer    Tessa Ross
Executive Producer    Robert Walak
Executive Producer    Peter Hampden
Executive Producer    Tim Haslam
Cinematographer    Sean Bobbitt
Editor    Joe Walker
Composer    Harry Escott
Music Supervisor    Ian Neil
Production Designer    Judy Becker
Art Director    Charlie Kulsziski
Set Decorator    Heather Loeffler
Costume Designer    David Robinson
Sound    Ken Ishii

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/02 17 $110,476   10 $11,048   $110,476 1
2011/12/03 - $139,705 +26% 10 $13,971   $250,181 2
2011/12/04 - $99,338 -29% 10 $9,934   $349,519 3
2011/12/05 - $39,338 -60% 10 $3,934   $388,857 4
2011/12/06 - $43,810 +11% 10 $4,381   $432,667 5
2011/12/07 - $32,888 -25% 10 $3,289   $465,555 6
2011/12/08 - $32,531 -1% 10 $3,253   $498,086 7
2011/12/09 - $83,839 +158% 21 $3,992   $581,925 8
2011/12/10 - $112,721 +34% 21 $5,368   $694,646 9
2011/12/11 - $86,855 -23% 21 $4,136   $781,501 10
2011/12/12 - $36,112 -58% 21 $1,720   $817,613 11
2011/12/13 - $37,738 +5% 21 $1,797   $855,351 12
2011/12/14 - $34,707 -8% 21 $1,653   $890,058 13
2011/12/15 - $33,983 -2% 21 $1,618   $924,041 14
2011/12/16 - $88,669 +161% 51 $1,739   $1,012,710 15
2011/12/17 - $121,825 +37% 51 $2,389   $1,134,535 16
2011/12/18 - $96,760 -21% 51 $1,897   $1,231,295 17
2011/12/19 - $48,695 -50% 51 $955   $1,279,990 18
2011/12/20 - $49,125 +1% 51 $963   $1,329,115 19
2011/12/21 - $38,140 -22% 51 $748   $1,367,255 20
2011/12/22 - $40,162 +5% 51 $787   $1,407,417 21
2011/12/23 - $45,311 +13% 50 $906   $1,452,728 22
2011/12/24 - $28,913 -36% 50 $578   $1,481,641 23
2011/12/25 - $49,350 +71% 53 $931   $1,530,991 24
2011/12/26 - $65,766 +33% 53 $1,241   $1,596,757 25
2011/12/27 - $54,491 -17% 53 $1,028   $1,651,248 26
2011/12/28 - $56,981 +5% 53 $1,075   $1,708,229 27
2011/12/29 - $57,354 +1% 53 $1,082   $1,765,583 28
2011/12/30 - $71,699 +25% 55 $1,304   $1,837,282 29
2011/12/31 - $45,216 -37% 55 $822   $1,882,498 30
2012/01/01 - $83,376 +84% 55 $1,516   $1,965,874 31
2012/01/02 - $77,991 -6% 55 $1,418   $2,043,865 32
2012/01/03 - $40,477 -48% 55 $736   $2,084,342 33
2012/01/04 - $35,737 -12% 55 $650   $2,120,079 34
2012/01/05 - $36,531 +2% 55 $664   $2,156,610 35
2012/01/06 - $59,258 +62% 45 $1,317   $2,215,868 36
2012/01/07 - $86,289 +46% 45 $1,918   $2,302,157 37
2012/01/08 - $64,512 -25% 45 $1,434   $2,366,669 38
2012/01/09 - $24,754 -62% 45 $550   $2,391,423 39
2012/01/10 - $35,443 +43% 45 $788   $2,426,866 40
2012/01/11 - $27,054 -24% 45 $601   $2,453,920 41
2012/01/12 - $28,503 +5% 45 $633   $2,482,423 42
2012/01/13 - $39,607 +39% 41 $966   $2,522,030 43
2012/01/14 - $57,480 +45% 41 $1,402   $2,579,510 44
2012/01/15 - $47,121 -18% 41 $1,149   $2,626,631 45
2012/01/16 - $43,486 -8% 41 $1,061   $2,670,117 46
2012/01/17 - $23,155 -47% 41 $565   $2,693,272 47
2012/01/18 - $22,933 -1% 41 $559   $2,716,205 48
2012/01/19 - $23,195 +1% 41 $566   $2,739,400 49
2012/01/20 - $70,297 +203% 95 $740   $2,809,697 50
2012/01/21 - $106,012 +51% 95 $1,116   $2,915,709 51
2012/01/22 - $67,489 -36% 95 $710   $2,983,198 52
2012/01/23 - $30,708 -54% 95 $323   $3,013,906 53
2012/01/24 - $35,702 +16% 95 $376   $3,049,608 54
2012/01/25 - $30,848 -14% 95 $325   $3,080,456 55
2012/01/26 - $32,769 +6% 95 $345   $3,113,225 56
2012/01/27 - $47,749 +46% 80 $597   $3,160,974 57
2012/01/28 - $72,313 +51% 80 $904   $3,233,287 58
2012/01/29 - $48,426 -33% 80 $605   $3,281,713 59
2012/01/30 - $16,780 -65% 80 $210   $3,298,493 60
2012/01/31 - $22,799 +36% 80 $285   $3,321,292 61
2012/02/01 - $19,158 -16% 80 $239   $3,340,450 62
2012/02/02 - $21,157 +10% 80 $264   $3,361,607 63
2012/02/03 - $31,815 +50% 64 $497   $3,393,422 64
2012/02/04 - $49,577 +56% 64 $775   $3,442,999 65
2012/02/05 - $22,397 -55% 64 $350   $3,465,396 66
2012/02/06 - $12,416 -45% 64 $194   $3,477,812 67
2012/02/07 - $15,871 +28% 64 $248   $3,493,683 68
2012/02/08 - $13,981 -12% 64 $218   $3,507,664 69
2012/02/09 - $14,596 +4% 64 $228   $3,522,260 70
2012/02/10 - $23,387 +60% 52 $450   $3,545,647 71
2012/02/11 - $36,923 +58% 52 $710   $3,582,570 72
2012/02/12 - $24,327 -34% 52 $468   $3,606,897 73
2012/02/13 - $9,228 -62% 52 $177   $3,616,125 74
2012/02/14 - $14,285 +55% 52 $275   $3,630,410 75
2012/02/15 - $11,686 -18% 52 $225   $3,642,096 76
2012/02/16 - $11,524 -1% 52 $222   $3,653,620 77
2012/02/17 - $17,511 +52% 52 $337   $3,671,131 78
2012/02/18 - $27,475 +57% 52 $528   $3,698,606 79
2012/02/19 - $21,561 -22% 52 $415   $3,720,167 80
2012/02/20 - $14,908 -31% 52 $287   $3,735,075 81
2012/02/21 - $9,978 -33% 52 $192   $3,745,053 82
2012/02/22 - $9,313 -7% 52 $179   $3,754,366 83
2012/02/23 - $10,457 +12% 52 $201   $3,764,823 84
2012/02/24 - $12,841 +23% 25 $514   $3,777,664 85
2012/02/25 - $19,832 +54% 25 $793   $3,797,496 86
2012/02/26 - $10,147 -49% 25 $406   $3,807,643 87
2012/02/27 - $5,230 -48% 25 $209   $3,812,873 88
2012/02/28 - $4,354 -17% 25 $174   $3,817,227 89
2012/02/29 - $4,580 +5% 25 $183   $3,821,807 90
2012/03/01 - $5,017 +10% 25 $201   $3,826,824 91
2012/03/02 - $7,446 +48% 22 $338   $3,834,270 92
2012/03/03 - $12,944 +74% 22 $588   $3,847,214 93
2012/03/04 - $9,302 -28% 22 $423   $3,856,516 94
2012/03/05 - $2,824 -70% 22 $128   $3,859,340 95
2012/03/06 - $4,159 +47% 22 $189   $3,863,499 96
2012/03/07 - $5,687 +37% 22 $259   $3,869,186 97
2012/03/08 - $4,652 -18% 22 $211   $3,873,838 98
2012/03/09 - $6,429 +38% 20 $321   $3,880,267 99
2012/03/10 - $10,225 +59% 20 $511   $3,890,492 100
2012/03/11 - $5,609 -45% 20 $280   $3,896,101 101
2012/03/12 - $2,523 -55% 20 $126   $3,898,624 102
2012/03/13 - $3,287 +30% 20 $164   $3,901,911 103
2012/03/14 - $3,682 +12% 20 $184   $3,905,593 104
2012/03/15 - $3,409 -7% 20 $170   $3,909,002 105
2012/03/16 - $4,999 +47% 18 $278   $3,914,001 106
2012/03/17 - $6,155 +23% 18 $342   $3,920,156 107
2012/03/18 - $3,949 -36% 18 $219   $3,924,105 108
2012/03/19 - $2,395 -39% 18 $133   $3,926,500 109
2012/03/20 - $1,911 -20% 18 $106   $3,928,411 110
2012/03/21 - $1,557 -19% 18 $87   $3,929,968 111
2012/03/22 - $1,912 +23% 18 $106   $3,931,880 112
2012/03/23 - $3,612 +89% 16 $226   $3,935,492 113
2012/03/24 - $6,236 +73% 16 $390   $3,941,728 114
2012/03/25 - $4,615 -26% 16 $288   $3,946,343 115
2012/03/26 - $2,110 -54% 16 $132   $3,948,453 116
2012/03/27 - $1,966 -7% 16 $123   $3,950,419 117
2012/03/28 - $2,081 +6% 16 $130   $3,952,500 118
2012/03/29 - $2,745 +32% 16 $172   $3,955,245 119
2012/03/30 - $3,263 +19% 14 $233   $3,958,508 120
2012/03/31 - $5,761 +77% 14 $412   $3,964,269 121
2012/04/01 - $4,249 -26% 14 $304   $3,968,518 122
2012/04/02 - $1,776 -58% 14 $127   $3,970,294 123
2012/04/03 - $2,265 +28% 14 $162   $3,972,559 124
2012/04/04 - $1,925 -15% 14 $138   $3,974,484 125
2012/04/05 - $1,504 -22% 14 $107   $3,975,988 126
2012/04/06 - $1,910 +27% 8 $239   $3,977,898 127
2012/04/07 - $3,121 +63% 8 $390   $3,981,019 128
2012/04/08 - $1,913 -39% 8 $239   $3,982,932 129
2012/04/09 - $1,191 -38% 8 $149   $3,984,123 130
2012/04/10 - $1,249 +5% 8 $156   $3,985,372 131
2012/04/11 - $997 -20% 8 $125   $3,986,369 132
2012/04/12 - $1,421 +43% 8 $178   $3,987,790 133
2012/04/13 - $1,266 -11% 4 $317   $3,989,056 134
2012/04/14 - $2,076 +64% 4 $519   $3,991,132 135
2012/04/15 - $913 -56% 4 $228   $3,992,045 136
2012/04/16 - $427 -53% 4 $107   $3,992,472 137
2012/04/17 - $556 +30% 4 $139   $3,993,028 138
2012/04/18 - $431 -22% 4 $108   $3,993,459 139
2012/04/19 - $488 +13% 4 $122   $3,993,947 140
2012/04/20 - $1,749 +258% 7 $250   $3,995,696 141
2012/04/21 - $2,857 +63% 7 $408   $3,998,553 142
2012/04/22 - $1,751 -39% 7 $250   $4,000,304 143
2012/04/23 - $578 -67% 7 $83   $4,000,882 144
2012/04/24 - $584 +1% 7 $83   $4,001,466 145
2012/04/25 - $426 -27% 7 $61   $4,001,892 146
2012/04/26 - $401 -6% 7 $57   $4,002,293 147

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/02 17 $349,519   10 $34,952   $349,519 3
2011/12/09 20 $283,415 -19% 21 $13,496   $781,501 10
2011/12/16 20 $307,254 +8% 51 $6,025   $1,231,295 17
2011/12/23 28 $123,574 -60% 53 $2,332   $1,530,991 24
2011/12/30 29 $200,291 +62% 55 $3,642   $1,965,874 31
2012/01/06 24 $210,059 +5% 45 $4,668   $2,366,669 38
2012/01/13 31 $144,208 -31% 41 $3,517   $2,626,631 45
2012/01/20 29 $243,798 +69% 95 $2,566   $2,983,198 52
2012/01/27 33 $168,488 -31% 80 $2,106   $3,281,713 59
2012/02/03 37 $103,789 -38% 64 $1,622   $3,465,396 66
2012/02/10 43 $84,637 -18% 52 $1,628   $3,606,897 73
2012/02/17 50 $66,547 -21% 44 $1,512   $3,720,167 80
2012/02/24 55 $42,820 -36% 25 $1,713   $3,807,643 87
2012/03/02 58 $29,692 -31% 22 $1,350   $3,856,516 94
2012/03/09 64 $22,263 -25% 20 $1,113   $3,896,101 101
2012/03/16 66 $15,103 -32% 18 $839   $3,924,105 108
2012/03/23 63 $14,463 -4% 16 $904   $3,946,343 115
2012/03/30 69 $13,273 -8% 14 $948   $3,968,518 122
2012/04/06 73 $6,944 -48% 8 $868   $3,982,932 129
2012/04/13 82 $4,255 -39% 4 $1,064   $3,992,045 136
2012/04/20 80 $6,357 +49% 7 $908   $4,000,304 143

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/22/2012717,565 17,565$478,474$478,4741

Shame Trailer

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