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Thin Ice (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $789,752Details
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Mickey Prohaska is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather. This self-proclaimed master of spin believes that salesmanship is about selling a story - all he needs is a sucker willing to buy it. He hits pay dirt with a lonely retired farmer who is sitting on something much bigger than an insurance commission. But Mickey's attempt to con the old man spins out of control when a nosy, unstable locksmith with a volatile temper dramatically ups the stakes, trapping him in a madcap spiral of danger, deceit and double-crossing. Blending dark comedy and delirious Midwestern noir, THIN ICE reaches a breaking point that no one - least of all Mickey Prohaska - could ever see coming.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Fresh
94% - Fresh

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 17th, 2012 (Limited) by ATO Pictures
Video Release: June 12th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, and brief violent and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2177, 6/22/2011)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Blackmail, Confidence Men, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Thin Ice Productions
Production Countries: United States


Greg Kinnear    Mickey Prohaska
Alan Arkin    Grovy Hauer
Billy Crudup    Randy
David Harbour    Bob Egan
Lea Thompson    Jo Ann Prohaska
Bob Balaban    Leonard Dahl

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jill Sprecher
Screenwriter    Karen L. Sprecher
Producer    Mary Frances Budig
Producer    Elizabeth Redleaf
Producer    Christine Kunewa Walker

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 12th, 2012

June 11th, 2012

It's another strong week at the home market, at least for this time of year. Usually at this time of year we are dealing with January and February releases, which tend to be rather bad and are rarely big hits at the box office. However, we have the last of the winter blockbusters coming out this Tuesday. The Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Combo Pack will be the best selling release of the week, and good enough to buy, but it is not Pick of the Week material. There were a couple others that came close, like Too Big to Fail on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In Darkness on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Shallow Grave's Criterion Collection Blu-ray as the pick of the week, although Harold and Maude's Criterion Collection Blu-ray and Gold Rush's Criterion Collection Blu-ray are really close behind. More...

Per Theater Chart: Unbreakable Vow

February 22nd, 2012

No films topped $10,000 on the per theaters chart; in fact, none of them come close. The Vow came closest with an average of $7,798. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was the best new release at an average of $6,968, while the best new limited release was Undefeated at $6,633. More...

Limited Releases Look to Defeat the Competition

February 17th, 2012

It's yet another Oscar week with the limited releases, as Undefeated and Bullhead are hoping their Oscar nominations can boost their box office chances. But they are not the only limited releases of note. There are a couple opening with excellent reviews and even a couple opening in more than 50 theaters. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/17 40 $183,527   53 $3,463   $183,527 3
2012/02/24 49 $79,878 -56% 46 $1,736   $342,687 10
2012/03/02 42 $83,621 +5% 41 $2,040   $459,316 17
2012/03/09 45 $64,128 -23% 43 $1,491   $556,478 24
2012/03/16 58 $32,843 -49% 41 $801   $612,308 31
2012/03/23 56 $28,477 -13% 39 $730   $652,539 38
2012/03/30 61 $24,068 -15% 30 $802   $691,846 45
2012/04/06 53 $28,889 +20% 32 $903   $720,735 52
2012/04/13 67 $12,402 -57% 16 $775   $760,420 59
2012/04/20 77 $6,801 -45% 11 $618   $772,300 66
2012/04/27 87 $5,368 -21% 9 $596   $780,485 73
2012/05/04 91 $2,575 -52% 5 $515   $785,400 80
2012/05/11 104 $1,255 -51% 4 $314   $787,655 87
2012/05/18 98 $1,176 -6% 3 $392   $789,752 94

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