The Understudy

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,036Details
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Terminally unemployed, dating challenged Rebecca thinks she's scored her big break on Broadway by landing a job with the fickle Ian helping him manage the darling diva Simone. Instead of a dream job, Rebecca finds herself scrubbing floors while careening from one disastrous relationship to the next. When Simone confronts her, she "accidentally" shoves her down a flight of stairs. Suddenly a star is born as Rebecca takes over, but then a bigger Diva is brought in, The Great Greta. What to do? Kill your way to the top...


Rotten Tomatoes
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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Indican Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 104 minutes
Keywords: Broadway, Big Break, Accidental Death, Boss From Hell, Performing Arts
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Mansion Pictutes


Kelli Giddish    Simone
Richard Kind    Ian
Reiko Aylesworth    Kinsky
Gloria Reuben    Greta
Aasif Mandvi    Sarfras
Paul Sparks    Bobby
Tom Wopat    Detective Jones

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Carl Davis
Cinematographer    Joe Foley
Editor    Kate Eales
Production Designer    Deana Sidney

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/16 87 $2,296   2 $1,148   $2,296 3
2012/03/30 100 $630   1 $630   $8,669 17
2012/11/16 87 $1,510   2 $755   $14,632 248
2012/12/07 98 $996   1 $996   $17,036 269

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