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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,247,816Details
International Box Office $31,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $34,247,816
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

One night, Alfie wakes up with a sudden wave of panic over thoughts of mortality. Abandoning Helena, his wife of forty years, Alfie sets out to relive the pleasures of his youth. Devastated, Helena tries to kill herself, and then, finding no consolation from medicine and therapy, seeks out the help of a fortune teller, Cristal. Before long, Helena finds the tranquility she seeks by surrendering all her thoughts and actions to Cristal's guidance. Helena's daughter Sally encourages her mother's pacifying visits to the charlatan fortune teller, as she is weary of dealing with her mother's trauma, and has marital problems of her own. Her novelist husband Roy is unable to hold a paying job and the couple live off of Helena's support and Sally's earnings as an assistant to a prominent gallery owner, Greg Clemente. Years ago, Roy produced an acclaimed first novel, but his subsequent books haven't lived up to his initial promise. Roy's fears that he may be a flash in the pan make him hard to live with and they clash over Sally's desire to have a child.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 22nd, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: February 7th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
March 8th, 2013 (Wide) (Turkey)
April 11th, 2013 (Wide) (New Zealand)
MPAA Rating: R For some language.
(Rating bulletin 2123, 6/2/2010)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Ensemble, Relationship Advice, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Mediapro, Versatil Cinema, Antena 3 Films, Antena 3 TV, Gravier Productions, Dippermouth
Production Countries: Spain,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,321 $1,114 Feb 4, 2011 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,683 $580 Jan 28, 2011 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,791 $1,115 Jan 21, 2011 124
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,979 $4,434 Jan 7, 2011 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,243 $4,374 Dec 31, 2010 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,409 $6,240 Dec 24, 2010 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,550 $9,297 Dec 17, 2010 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,534 $19,699 Dec 10, 2010 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,694 $27,084 Dec 3, 2010 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,649 $48,613 Nov 26, 2010 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,807 $62,162 Nov 19, 2010 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,704 $103,109 Nov 12, 2010 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,416 $220,108 Nov 5, 2010 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,577 $343,195 Oct 29, 2010 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,005 $432,016 Oct 22, 2010 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,063 $275,967 Oct 15, 2010 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,588 $270,175 Oct 8, 2010 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,088 $215,131 Oct 1, 2010 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,669 $160,103 Sep 24, 2010 5

Cast

   Helena
Paulene Collins    Cristal
   Alfie
Rupert Frazer    Jogging Partner
Kelly Harrison    Personal Trainer
   Sally
   Roy
   Dia
Eleanor Gecks    Rollerblading Friend
   Greg
Fenella Woolgar    Jane
Ewen Bremner    Henry Strangler
Christian McKay    Poker Friend
Philip Glenister    Poker Friend
Jonathan Ryland    Poker Friend
Quigley Pearce    Poker Friend
Neil Jackson    Alan
Lynda Baron    Alfie‘s Date
Robert Portal    Jewelry Shop Salesman
   Charmaine
Jim Piddock    Peter Wicklow
Roger Ashton-Griffiths    Jonathan
Anna Friel    Iris
Theo James    Ray
Christopher Fulford    Ray's Friend
Johnney Harris    Ray's Friend
Alex MacQueen    29
Anupam Kher    Dia's Father
Meera Syal    Dia's Mother
Joanna David    Alan's Mother
Geoffrey Hutchings    Alan's Father
Nathalie Walker    Alan's Sister
Shaheen Khan    Dia's Aunt
Amanda Lawrence    Medium
Zach Orth    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Woody Allen
Director   
Producer    Letty Aronson
Producer    Stephen Tenenbaum
Producer    Jaume Roures
Co-Producer    Helen Robin
Co-Producer    Nicky Kentish-Barnes
Executive Producer    Javier Méndez
Co-Executive Producer    Jack Rollins
Associate Producer    Mercedes Gamero
Cinematographer    Vilmos Zsigmond
Production Designer    Jim Clay
Editor    Alisa Lepselter
Costume Designer    Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 15th, 2011

February 14th, 2011

It's another really slow week for DVD / Blu-ray releases with a total of one first run release of note. There are a few other smaller releases, as well as catalog titles, etc., The biggest release of the week is also arguably the best, Unstoppable on Blu-ray. And while the release date is bizarre, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol on Blu-ray is also worth picking up. Also of note is Despicable Me, which came out a couple months ago, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack just arrived last week. More...

Harry Potter Tops Another Chart

November 23rd, 2010

The overall box office leader, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, also led the way on the per theater chart, pulling in an average of $30,307 in more than 4000 theaters. Last week's winner, Tiny Furniture, was a distant second place, with $16,384 in one theater. Made in Dagenham opened with a disappointing average of $12,521 in three theaters. This should be enough to expand somewhat, but its chances of earning a significant measure of mainstream success took a hit over the weekend. White Material was right behind with an average of $11,538, also in three theaters. More...

New Releases Fail Inspection on the Per Theater Chart

November 2nd, 2010

Again, there was only one film that reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Inspector Bellamy opened with an average of $10,318 in two theaters. However, Waste Land came very close with $9,806 in its one theater. More...

Nothing Comes Before Hereafter on the Per Theater Chart

October 19th, 2010

Clint Eastwood's latest film, Hereafter, topped the per theater chart over the weekend with an impressive average of $36,720 in six theaters. It expands wide on Friday, so this fast start was important. The overall box office leader, Jackass 3D, was well back in second place with an average of $16,343, but that's amazing for this type of movie and this time of year. Vision managed $11,406 in its lone theater, while Carlos opened with an average of $10,003 in two theaters, which is literally one ticket away from missing the $10,000 mark. More...

Some Super New Releases on Per Theater Chart

September 28th, 2010

There were three films that topped $10,000 on the per theater chart, including one that topped $30,000. That film was Waiting for Superman, which pulled in an average of $34,758 in four theaters. However, its prospects for a wide expansion are limited, since it is a documentary. Second place went to You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger with and average of $26,684 in six theaters, but it likely has a better chance at significant expansion. The final $10,000 film was Enter the Void with an average of $14,550 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Wall Street Opens Up

September 26th, 2010

Twenty-three years after the opening of the original, Wall Street 2 marked the successful return of Gordon Gecko this weekend with a good (though hardly blockbusting) $19 million opening. Intervening years of inflation and radical changes in theatrical distribution make a comparison between the openings of the two movies virtually meaningless, but it is noteworthy that the first Wall Street was more a of cultural icon than a box office hit. It earned $43,848,100 - very respectable for the time, but less than, for example, Outrageous Fortune, Dragnet or La Bamba, which were all also released in 1987. Wall Street 2 looks headed for similar respectability. Whether it'll catch the national mood in the same way is more doubtful. More...

Waiting for Super Limited Releases

September 24th, 2010

It's the last weekend of September, which means Awards Season could start any weekend now. (In fact, it might have started last weekend with the release of Never Let Me Go.) There are a few films that look like they might have been made to be Awards Season contenders, but of those only Waiting for Superman has a real chance. On the other hand, Buried will likely be the biggest box office hit, mainly because it is already scheduled for a wide expansion in a couple weeks. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/24 34 $160,103   6 $26,684   $211,445 5
2010/10/01 27 $215,131 +34% 29 $7,418   $501,616 12
2010/10/08 23 $270,175 +26% 74 $3,651   $860,848 19
2010/10/15 25 $275,967 +2% 118 $2,339   $1,266,343 26
2010/10/22 21 $432,016 +57% 402 $1,075   $1,839,012 33
2010/10/29 21 $343,195 -21% 330 $1,040   $2,360,195 40
2010/11/05 27 $220,108 -36% 143 $1,539   $2,738,256 47
2010/11/12 31 $103,109 -53% 75 $1,375   $2,927,962 54
2010/11/19 34 $62,162 -40% 44 $1,413   $3,033,764 61
2010/11/26 44 $48,613 -22% 33 $1,473   $3,107,217 68
2010/12/03 48 $27,084 -44% 16 $1,693   $3,153,338 75
2010/12/10 50 $19,699 -27% 64 $308   $3,186,030 82
2010/12/17 55 $9,297 -53% 18 $517   $3,208,296 89
2010/12/24 55 $6,240 -33% 7 $891   $3,222,782 96
2010/12/31 70 $4,374 -30% 4 $1,094   $3,229,586 103
2011/01/07 70 $4,434 +1% 6 $739   $3,235,091 110
2011/01/21 89 $1,115   3 $372   $3,245,086 124
2011/01/28 94 $580 -48% 3 $193   $3,246,426 131
2011/02/04 90 $1,114 +92% 3 $371   $3,247,816 138

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/17 53 $51,341   6 $8,557   $51,341 2
2010/09/24 33 $235,143 +358% 6 $39,191   $286,485 9
2010/10/01 24 $304,188 +29% 29 $10,489   $590,673 16
2010/10/08 24 $399,703 +31% 74 $5,401   $990,376 23
2010/10/15 25 $416,620 +4% 118 $3,531   $1,406,996 30
2010/10/22 20 $610,004 +46% 402 $1,517   $2,017,000 37
2010/10/29 21 $501,148 -18% 330 $1,519   $2,518,148 44
2010/11/05 29 $306,705 -39% 143 $2,145   $2,824,853 51
2010/11/12 30 $146,749 -52% 75 $1,957   $2,971,602 58
2010/11/19 40 $87,002 -41% 44 $1,977   $3,058,604 65
2010/11/26 44 $67,650 -22% 33 $2,050   $3,126,254 72
2010/12/03 48 $40,077 -41% 16 $2,505   $3,166,331 79
2010/12/10 48 $32,668 -18% 64 $510   $3,198,999 86
2010/12/17 57 $17,543 -46% 18 $975   $3,216,542 93
2010/12/24 63 $8,670 -51% 7 $1,239   $3,225,212 100
2010/12/31 75 $5,445 -37% 4 $1,361   $3,230,657 107
2011/01/07 72 $5,981 +10% 6 $997   $3,236,638 114
2011/01/14 72 $7,333 +23% 8 $917   $3,243,971 121
2011/01/21 93 $1,875 -74% 3 $625   $3,245,846 128
2011/01/28 93 $856 -54% 3 $285   $3,246,702 135
2011/02/04 99 $1,114 +30% 3 $371   $3,247,816 142

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 2/7/2013 $0 0 8 13 $143,946 12/14/2015
New Zealand 4/11/2013 $13,492 11 11 22 $35,593 12/14/2015
Turkey 3/8/2013 $28,421 25 25 73 $87,882 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $30,732,579
 
International Total$31,000,000 12/14/2015

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