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The Whistleblower (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,120,914Details
International Box Office $1,082,740Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,203,654
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Inspired by actual events, Kathy is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 5th, 2011 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
International Releases: March 9th, 2012 (Wide) (Colombia)
May 31st, 2012 (Wide) (Greece)
November 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
Video Release: January 24th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2168, 4/20/2011)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Whistleblowers, Government Corruption, Sex Crimes, Human-Trafficking, War, Corporate Malfeasance, War Crimes, Bigotry, Prologue, Culture Clash, Epilogue, Corrupt Cops, Child Prostitution
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Telefilm Canada, Sunrise Pictures, Primary Productions, First Generation Films, Mandalay Vision, Picture Perfect Corporation, Film Capital Europe Funds, Indomitable Entertainment, Astral Media, Ontario Media Development Corporation, The Movie Network, Movie Central
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,881 $10,061 Oct 21, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,976 $16,689 Oct 14, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,541 $12,335 Oct 7, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,563 $22,799 Sep 30, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,825 $29,506 Sep 23, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,886 $49,283 Sep 16, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,246 $57,691 Sep 9, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,345 $96,482 Sep 2, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,704 $120,846 Aug 26, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,000 $150,903 Aug 19, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,572 $115,395 Aug 12, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,660 $61,002 Aug 5, 2011 3

Cast

   Kathryn Bolkovac
Vanessa Redgrave    Madeleine Rees
Monica Bellucci    Laura Leviani
David Strathairn    Peter Ward
Nikolaj Lie Kaas    Jan Van Der Velde
Rozana Condurache   
William Hope    John Blakely
Benedict Cumberbatch    Nick Phillips
David Hewlett    Fred Murray
Anna Anissimova    Zoe

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Eilis Kirwan
Screenwriter    Larysa Kondracki
Executive Producer    Amy Kaufman
Producer    Christina Piovesan
Producer    Celine Rattray
Co-Producer    Benito Mueller
Co-Producer    Wolfgang Mueller
Executive Producer    Peter Schafer
Production Consultant    Dominic Ianno
Executive Producer    Nicolas Chartier
Co-Producer    Robert Bernacchi
Cinematographer    Kieran McGuigan
Production Designer    Caroline Foellmer
Editor    Julian Clarke
Costume Designer    Gersha Phillips
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Jan Sewell
Composer    Mychael Danna
Music Supervisor    David Hayman
Music Supervisor    Heather Adamo
Casting    Jennifer Lewis
Casting    Sara Kay
Associate Producer    Jimmy De Brabant

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 24th, 2012

January 24th, 2012

There are three first run releases of note this week, including an Awards Season player, 50/50; the latest installment in a perennial horror franchise, Paranormal Activity 3; and big budget family film, Real Steel. Of those three, 50/50 is the best and a contender for Pick of the Week. Other contenders include Godzilla: The Criterion Collection on Blu-ray and Wings on Blu-ray. However, I'm going with a late arrival: Moneyball on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Whistleblower

January 23rd, 2012

The Whistleblower opened in limited release in early August, which is not exactly prime real estate for such a film, especially a film that has some Awards Season buzz prior to its release. It missed the $10,000 mark during its opening, but did hold on long enough to get to $1 million in total. With so many Oscar hopefuls playing in theaters, and a few hitting the home market recently, will this film be able to stand out? More...

Per Theater Chart: What a Weekend!

September 27th, 2011

Weekend earned nearly perfect reviews, but I'm still surprised by its box office strength as it earned $27,245 in one theater during its opening weekend of release. The Man Nobody Knew was next with $15,411, also in one theater. Machine Gun Preacher also topped expectations with an average of $11,283 in four theaters, but its reviews suggest it won't last long. Pearl Jam Twenty earned an average of $10,245 in ten theaters over the weekend, and including the special showing it had earlier in the week, it already has close to $400,000. More...

Per Theater Chart: Apes Conquer Crowded Field

August 9th, 2011

Just as it led the overall box office chart, Rise of the Planet of the Apes led the per theater chart with an average of $15,024. Gun Hill Road was in second place with an average of $12,609, which put it just ahead of El Bulli: Cooking in Progress's haul of $12,149 in its lone theater. Bellflower's amazing reviews helped it earn an average of $11,140 in two theaters. The final member of the $10,000 club was The Guard with an average of $10,209 in 19 theaters. It should still find room to expand while reaching at least one major milestone is likely. More...

Will Limited Releases be Perfect or Magical?

August 5th, 2011

While a number of new limited releases this week, only one has generated some advance buzz, The Whistleblower. There is also only one release with overwhelmingly positive reviews, Bellflower. Had the film with the most buzz also been the movie with the best reviews, it would have been the clear choice for best bet. As it is, I don't know if there's any film on this week's list that will escape the art house circuit. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/05 45 $61,002   7 $8,715   $61,002 3
2011/08/12 35 $115,395 +89% 22 $5,245   $202,776 10
2011/08/19 33 $150,903 +31% 44 $3,430   $409,989 17
2011/08/26 36 $120,846 -20% 68 $1,777   $602,577 24
2011/09/02 45 $96,482 -20% 70 $1,378   $763,007 31
2011/09/09 50 $57,691 -40% 59 $978   $888,718 38
2011/09/16 52 $49,283 -15% 58 $850   $964,926 45
2011/09/23 59 $29,506 -40% 50 $590   $1,015,925 52
2011/09/30 58 $22,799 -23% 34 $671   $1,052,014 59
2011/10/07 74 $12,335 -46% 30 $411   $1,074,892 66
2011/10/14 74 $16,689 +35% 23 $726   $1,100,773 73
2011/10/21 79 $10,061 -40% 13 $774   $1,120,914 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/05 42 $35,333   70 $505   $798,340 32

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/05 48 $87,381   7 $12,483   $87,381 7
2011/08/12 37 $171,705 +97% 22 $7,805   $259,086 14
2011/08/19 34 $222,645 +30% 44 $5,060   $481,731 21
2011/08/26 38 $184,794 -17% 68 $2,718   $666,525 28
2011/09/02 44 $164,502 -11% 70 $2,350   $831,027 35
2011/09/09 49 $84,616 -49% 59 $1,434   $915,643 42
2011/09/16 53 $70,776 -16% 58 $1,220   $986,419 49
2011/09/23 54 $42,796 -40% 50 $856   $1,029,215 56
2011/09/30 61 $33,342 -22% 34 $981   $1,062,557 63
2011/10/07 71 $21,527 -35% 30 $718   $1,084,084 70
2011/10/14 65 $26,769 +24% 23 $1,164   $1,110,853 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Colombia 3/9/2012 $0 0 4 9 $91,995 12/10/2015
Greece 5/31/2012 $10,557 4 4 4 $10,557 12/10/2015
United Arab Emirates 11/22/2012 $12,673 9 9 9 $12,673 12/12/2015
 
Rest of World $967,515
 
International Total$1,082,740 12/12/2015

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