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Union Square (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,830Details
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New York City's UNION SQUARE is the setting for an unexpected reunion between two estranged sisters, one of whom is on the verge of getting married, the other on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Lucy attempts to shop for young and flirty discount clothes while anxiously carrying on a conversation on her cell phone. When the news on the other end of the cell is not what she wants to hear, she has a complete meltdown in the park. Crying openly and unsure of her next move, she has an idea. Suddenly, Lucy finds herself somewhere she's never been: her sister Jenny's loft apartment off Union Square. The apartment is as spare and disciplined as Jenny is herself. Jenny is stunned to see Lucy on her doorstep and, what’s worse, unable to keep her out - Lucy has decided she needs to stay with Jenny a few days, along with her dog and all her shopping. Attempting to remain calm, Jenny has little time to prepare how to explain Lucy’s presence to her fiancé Bill, whom she has not been completely honest with about her family’s tumultuous upbringing in the Bronx or her sister's excessive behavior. Lucy suspects as much and attempts to play along but also tries to update Jenny about their mother and the old neighborhood. And the news is not what Jenny expects to hear. After a tense dinner with Bill, the sisters try to clear the air by heading out together to a club, but the confrontation that follows only creates more tension. And the next day when Lucy leaves as unexpectedly as she showed up, Jenny is left wondering what else could possibly happen to disrupt her ordered life...that is, until Lucy returns with even more surprises for Jenny.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
63% - Fresh
34% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Dada Films, released as Union Square
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Armian Pictures, Cine-Si
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,146 $3,191 Aug 31, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,297 $758 Aug 24, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,210 $3,064 Aug 17, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,293 $832 Aug 10, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,951 $1,000 Aug 3, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,124 $3,366 Jul 27, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,418 $2,527 Jul 20, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,653 $14,406 Jul 13, 2012 3


Patti LuPone    Lucia
Mike Doyle    Bill
Michael Rispoli    Nick
Daphne Rubin-Vega    Sara

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Nancy Savoca
Screenwriter    Mary Tobler
Producer    Richard Guay
Producer    Neda Armian
Director of Photography    Lisa Leone
Production Designer    Sarah Frank
Costume Designer    Liz Prince
Editor    Jennifer Lee
Co-Producer    Glen Trotiner
Co-Producer    Peter Brobrow
Casting Director    Sig De Miguel
Casting Director    Steve Vincent
Composer    Madeleine Peloquin

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/13 55 $14,406   4 $3,602   $14,406 3
2012/07/20 71 $2,527 -82% 2 $1,264   $26,890 10
2012/07/27 71 $3,366 +33% 3 $1,122   $31,909 17
2012/08/03 84 $1,000 -70% 2 $500   $34,703 24
2012/08/10 95 $832 -17% 2 $416   $36,124 31
2012/08/17 73 $3,064 +268% 2 $1,532   $39,347 38
2012/08/24 98 $758 -75% 2 $379   $41,385 45
2012/08/31 75 $3,191 +321% 2 $1,596   $44,830 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/07/13 53 $24,363   4 $6,091   $24,363 7
2012/07/20 71 $4,180 -83% 2 $2,090   $28,543 14
2012/07/27 71 $5,160 +23% 3 $1,720   $33,703 21
2012/08/03 91 $1,589 -69% 2 $795   $35,292 28
2012/08/10 87 $991 -38% 2 $496   $36,283 35
2012/08/17 78 $4,344 +338% 2 $2,172   $40,627 42
2012/08/24 94 $1,012 -77% 2 $506   $41,639 49
2012/08/31 82 $3,191 +215% 2 $1,596   $44,830 56

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