Trance

Trance poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,322,593Details
International Box Office $20,271,459
Worldwide Box Office $22,594,052
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Synopsis

Simon, a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang's leader Frank hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon's psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon's broken subconscious, the line between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
68% - Fresh
Audience
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 5th, 2013 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: July 23rd, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2251, 12/5/2012)
Keywords: Heist, Faulty Memory, Hypnotism, Therapist, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Voiceover/Narration, Gambling, Addiction, Relationships Gone Wrong, Remake, Digital Cinematography, Hallucinations, Dream Sequence, Surprise Twist, Revenge, Film Noir
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Pathe of a Cloud Eight, Decibel Films

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 6th, 2013

Like it usually is during the summer, this week is rather soft on home market. Granted, there is one wide release that did very well at the box office, Oblivion, plus a couple of limited releases that did well to earn a serious measure of mainstream success, The Place Beyond the Pines and Mud. However, there are also some releases in the top twenty that are definitely filler. Usually, once you reach exercise videos, there's nothing worth talking about. Of course, if I used that rule this week, there would be almost nothing on this week's list. Mud is likely the best release and the DVD or Blu-ray is worth picking up, but I'm still waiting for the screener to review and I hate awarding something Pick of the Week if the screener is late. Because of this, I'm going with another late release, Burn Notice: Season Six, as Pick of the Week. It arrived more than a month late, but it was worth the wait. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Trance

Trance is based on a TV movie written and directed by Joe Ahearne. Joe Ahearne helped write the screenplay for the theatrical release with John Hodges. John Hodges previously wrote the screenplays for Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, among others. Many of his films were directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed Trance. Given the pedigree, a lot of people were expecting a lot out of this film. It earned overall positive reviews and made more than $2 million in limited release, which is better than a lot of films manage. However, this was still way below expectations. Was it a case of expectations simply being too high? Or were there serious enough flaws in this film that caused it to fail to live up to many of Danny Boyle's previous films. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 23rd, 2013

This week's new releases are so bad that I'm tempted to hold on to this story till I finish the review for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Four on Blu-ray, just so I would have a real contender for Pick of the Week. According to Amazon.com, the best-selling new release of the week is an Anime title. Most weeks, Anime titles are filler, because of their are niche appeal. There are a few foreign releases and limited releases worth checking out, but there are not many contenders for Pick of the Week. The two best are Ginger & Rosa on DVD and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXVII on DVD. I'm going with the former for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Starbuck's DVD earns Puck of the Week. See it before Hollywood ruins it with a bad remake. More...

Per Theater Chart: Mud Reluctantly Leads the Way

While there were two films in the $10,000 club this week, Kon-Tiki and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, one could argue Mud had the best opening on the per theater chart this past weekend. Kon-Tiki earned an average of $11,084 in two theaters, while The Reluctant Fundamentalist earned an average of $10,307 in three. However, Mud earned an average of $6,103 while playing in 363 theaters. It missed the top ten by just $160,000. More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases Strike Out

There were no films able to reach the $10,000 club on this week's per theater average. However, while this is disappointing, it is not uncommon for this time of year. The best film was 42, which not only opened in first place on the overall chart, but also earned first place on the per theater average chart with an average of $9,153. The best limited release of the week was Disconnect, which earned an average of $8,240 in 15 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: 42 Hits Home Run

Sports movies can be a risky proposition financially. While they potentially have a built-in audience among fans of the sport in question, they can also turn off people who don't much care for the sport. It takes a really compelling story to reach out to non-fans, and it seems as though the story of Jackie Robinson is compelling enough to draw in a broad audience for 42, which will open atop the box office chart this weekend with a projected $27.25 million, according to Warner Bros.' Sunday morning estimate. A 25% uptick on Saturday suggests good word of mouth for the film so far. Less good word of mouth is being earned by Scary Movie 5, which is projected to end in second place with $15.15 million. That's well behind previous outings for the franchise, which have clustered around the $40 million mark. More...

Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

The buzz certainly helped Trance, as it earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $32,786 in four theaters. This is not quite as good as Danny Boyle's previous two limited releases, but if it doesn't reach at least one major milestone, I would be shocked. Upstream Color rode the best reviews of the week to second place with $28,649 in its lone theater. The Company You Keep was right behind with an average of $26,344 in five theaters. Mixed reviews will likely hold down its potential to expand. The Place Beyond the Pines was the only holdover to reach the $10,000 mark. It expanded to 30 theaters, but still managed an impressive average of $23,446. More...

Limited Releases: Are Any Limited Releases Worth Keeping?

As usual, there is an eclectic mix of limited releases, including some that have earned some advance buzz, like Trance and The Company You Keep, which should help them at the box office. The best reviewed film of the week is Upstream Color, but it is probably too weird to thrive outside of the art house circuit. It might be too weird to thrive within the art house circuit. More...

Cast

James McAvoy    Simon
Vincent Cassel    Franck
Rosario Dawson    Elizabeth
Danny Sapani    Nate
Matt Cross    Dominic
Wahab Sheikh    Riz
Mark Poltimore    Francis Lemaitre
Tuppence Middleton    Young Woman in Red Car
Simon Kunz    Surgeon
Michael Shaeffer    Security Guard # 1
Tony Jayawardena    Security Guard # 1
Vincent Montuel    Handsome Waiter
Jai Rajani    Car Park Attendant
Spencer Wilding    60ís Robber
Gursharan Chaggar    Postman
Edward Rising    60ís Auctioneer

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Danny Boyle
Screenwriter    John Hodges
Screenwriter    Joe Ahearne
Producer    Christian Colson
Executive Producer    Bernard Bellew
Executive Producer    Francois Ivernel
Executive Producer    Cameron McCracken
Executive Producer    Tessa Ross
Executive Producer    Steven Rales
Executive Producer    Mark Roybal
Director of Photography    Anthony Dod Mantle
Production Designer    Mark Tildesley
Editor    Jon Harris
Composer    Rick Smith
Costume Designer    Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Casting Director    Gail Stevens
Casting Director    Donna Isaacson
Producer    Danny Boyle

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 - $36,897   4 $9,224   $36,897 1
2013/04/06 - $60,206 +63% 4 $15,052   $97,103 2
2013/04/07 - $34,042 -43% 4 $8,511   $131,145 3
2013/04/08 - $11,278 -67% 4 $2,820   $142,423 4
2013/04/09 - $10,236 -9% 4 $2,559   $152,659 5
2013/04/10 - $10,864 +6% 4 $2,716   $163,523 6
2013/04/11 - $11,085 +2% 4 $2,771   $174,608 7
2013/04/12 13 $286,571 +2,485% 438 $654   $461,179 8
2013/04/13 14 $383,617 +34% 438 $876   $844,796 9
2013/04/14 13 $226,420 -41% 438 $517   $1,071,216 10
2013/04/15 13 $83,806 -63% 438 $191   $1,155,022 11
2013/04/16 13 $100,644 +20% 438 $230   $1,255,666 12
2013/04/17 13 $86,796 -14% 438 $198   $1,342,462 13
2013/04/18 13 $80,152 -8% 438 $183   $1,422,614 14
2013/04/19 - $114,297 +43% 443 $258   $1,536,911 15
2013/04/20 - $182,741 +60% 443 $413   $1,719,652 16
2013/04/21 - $106,744 -42% 443 $241   $1,826,396 17
2013/04/22 - $41,209 -61% 443 $93   $1,867,605 18
2013/04/23 - $52,285 +27% 443 $118   $1,919,890 19
2013/04/24 - $46,120 -12% 443 $104   $1,966,010 20
2013/04/25 - $40,787 -12% 443 $92   $2,006,797 21
2013/04/26 - $32,237 -21% 157 $205   $2,039,034 22
2013/04/27 - $48,920 +52% 157 $312   $2,087,954 23
2013/04/28 - $32,037 -35% 157 $204   $2,119,991 24
2013/04/29 - $13,474 -58% 157 $86   $2,133,465 25
2013/04/30 - $16,238 +21% 157 $103   $2,149,703 26
2013/05/01 - $13,753 -15% 157 $88   $2,163,456 27
2013/05/02 - $12,081 -12% 157 $77   $2,175,537 28
2013/05/03 - $12,748 +6% 86 $148   $2,188,285 29
2013/05/04 - $19,151 +50% 86 $223   $2,207,436 30
2013/05/05 - $12,200 -36% 86 $142   $2,219,636 31
2013/05/06 - $5,516 -55% 86 $64   $2,225,152 32
2013/05/07 - $7,920 +44% 86 $92   $2,233,072 33
2013/05/08 - $7,690 -3% 86 $89   $2,240,762 34
2013/05/09 - $6,094 -21% 86 $71   $2,246,856 35
2013/05/10 - $5,887 -3% 40 $147   $2,252,743 36
2013/05/11 - $9,747 +66% 40 $244   $2,262,490 37
2013/05/12 - $6,202 -36% 40 $155   $2,268,692 38
2013/05/13 - $2,990 -52% 40 $75   $2,271,682 39
2013/05/14 - $4,471 +50% 40 $112   $2,276,153 40
2013/05/15 - $3,328 -26% 40 $83   $2,279,481 41
2013/05/16 - $3,128 -6% 40 $78   $2,282,609 42
2013/05/17 - $3,404 +9% 23 $148   $2,286,013 43
2013/05/18 - $5,650 +66% 23 $246   $2,291,663 44
2013/05/19 - $3,951 -30% 23 $172   $2,295,614 45
2013/05/20 - $1,956 -50% 23 $85   $2,297,570 46
2013/05/21 - $2,292 +17% 23 $100   $2,299,862 47
2013/05/22 - $2,086 -9% 23 $91   $2,301,948 48
2013/05/23 - $2,171 +4% 23 $94   $2,304,119 49
2013/05/24 - $1,689 -22% 11 $154   $2,305,808 50
2013/05/25 - $2,098 +24% 11 $191   $2,307,906 51
2013/05/26 - $1,523 -27% 11 $138   $2,309,429 52
2013/05/27 - $1,127 -26% 11 $102   $2,310,556 53
2013/05/28 - $640 -43% 11 $58   $2,311,196 54
2013/05/29 - $900 +41% 11 $82   $2,312,096 55
2013/05/30 - $651 -28% 11 $59   $2,312,747 56
2013/05/31 - $2,056 +216% 11 $187   $2,314,803 57
2013/06/01 - $2,809 +37% 11 $255   $2,317,612 58
2013/06/02 - $1,575 -44% 11 $143   $2,319,187 59
2013/06/03 - $741 -53% 11 $67   $2,319,928 60
2013/06/04 - $846 +14% 11 $77   $2,320,774 61
2013/06/05 - $1,025 +21% 11 $93   $2,321,799 62
2013/06/06 - $794 -23% 11 $72   $2,322,593 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/04/05 32 $131,145   4 $32,786   $131,145 3
2013/04/12 13 $896,608 +584% 438 $2,047   $1,071,216 10
2013/04/19 19 $403,782 -55% 443 $911   $1,826,396 17
2013/04/26 31 $113,194 -72% 157 $721   $2,119,991 24
2013/05/03 39 $44,099 -61% 86 $513   $2,219,636 31
2013/05/10 57 $21,836 -50% 40 $546   $2,268,692 38
2013/05/17 60 $13,005 -40% 23 $565   $2,295,614 45
2013/05/24 73 $5,310 -59% 11 $483   $2,309,429 52
2013/05/31 54 $6,440 +21% 11 $585   $2,319,187 59

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