Wake in Fright

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,458Details
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Synopsis

John Grant is a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba, planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left...

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
100% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: October 5th, 2012 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
Video Release: January 15th, 2013 by Image Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: R
Keywords: Black Out Drunk, Hicksploitation, Gambling, Addiction, Life in a Small Town
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 15th, 2013

It is a rather shallow week on the home market. Taken 2 should come away with an easy win, but after that, there's almost nothing that will reach the top 30 for the week. Also, Taken 2 is not Pick of the Week material. I don't know if there is anything that is truly Pick of the Week material. Wake in Fright comes the closest, but the DVD or Blu-ray is still late, I hate giving this title when I'm still waiting for the screener. More...

Limited Releases: Under the Weather

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Cast

Gary Bond    John Grant
Donald Pleasance    Doc Tydon
Chips Rafferty    Jock Crawford
Sylvia Kay    Janette Hynes
Jack Thompson    Dick

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Ted Kotcheff
Producer    George Willoughby
Director of Photography    Brian West
Editor    Anthony Buckley
Music    Niclas Schak
Music    Tin Soheili

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/09 101 $714   1 $714   $38,485 38
2012/11/16 84 $1,793 +151% 3 $598   $40,667 45
2012/11/30 96 $358   2 $179   $44,186 59
2012/12/14 82 $2,330   5 $466   $49,458 73

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