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Your Sister's Sister (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,597,486Details
International Box Office $1,493,107
Worldwide Box Office $3,090,593
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A year after his brother Tom's death, Jack is an emotionally unstable slacker. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Tom's ex-girlfriend Iris offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude. Once there, however, he runs into Iris' sister Hannah, a lesbian reeling from the abrupt end of a seven-year relationship who finds solace in the affable Tom's unexpected presence, and the two bond over a long night of drinking. The blurry evening concludes with an awkward sexual incident made worse by Iris' sudden presence at the cabin the next morning which sets into motion a twisted tale of ever-complicated relationships.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
83% - Certified Fresh
66% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$120,000
Domestic Releases: June 15th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexaul content.
(Rating bulletin 2214, 3/14/2012)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Delayed Adulthood, LGBT, Love Triangle, Death of a Sibling, Improvised
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Submarine Entertainment, UTA Independent Film Group
Production Countries: United States


Rosemarie DeWitt    Hannah
Mark Duplass    Jack
Mike Birbiglia    Al

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Lynn Shelton
Producer    Steven Schardt
Executive Producer    Vallego Gantner
Executive Producer    Jennifer Roth
Co-Executive Producer    Dave Nakauyama
Co-Executive Producer    Lance Rosen
Co-Producer    Mel Eslyn
Co-Producer    Megan Griffiths
Cinematographer    Benjamin Kasulke
Editor    Nat Sanders
Production Designer    John Lavin
Music Supervisor    Sandy Wilson
Music Supervisor    Mel Eslyn
Sound Designer    Vinny Smith
Composer    Vinny Smith

Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 6th, 2012

November 6th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, there are about a dozen Amazing Spider-man releases coming out this week, but not till Friday. The second best selling new release is Arthur Christmas, which missed expectations last year. Another major release of the week is The Muppets Christmas Carol, which is making its Blu-ray debut, but it is a catalogue title and likely won't sell a huge number of units. On a side note, the screener is late, but I've seen the film so many times that seeing it one more time likely won't change my opinion of the film, but I'm not sure if it is Pick of the Week material. On the other hand, I'm very sure Sunset Boulevard's Blu-ray debut is worthy of that title. More...

2016 is the Future of the Per Theater Chart

July 17th, 2012

One of two Obama related films topped the per theater chart this past weekend. 2016 earned $31,610 in its lone theater, which suggests potential to earn some measure of mainstream success; however, documentaries rarely get too far. The Imposter earned $22,379, also in one theater. This also suggests some potential, but again, it is a documentary. Easy Money earned an average of $12,342 in two theaters, while Ice Age: Continental Drift was right behind with an average of $12,015. More...

Per Theater Chart: Waning Moon

June 19th, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom has been on the top of the per theater chart for close to a month now. The past weekend it managed an average of $12,571 in nearly 200 theaters. Unfortunately for the box office as a whole, it was the only film to reach the $10,000 market. Your Sister's Sister did come close with an average of $8,402 in thirteen theaters, which is good enough to suggest some potential to expand. More...

Weekend Estimates: Madagascar Holds On as Openers Disappoint

June 17th, 2012

What was billed as a potentially tight race at the top of the chart this weekend has turned into a romp for Madagascar 3 thanks in part to a steep second-weekend decline for Prometheus, but mainly to weak openings for Rock of Ages and That's My Boy. Madagascar itself will be down 41% to $35.5 million and a 10 day total of $120.4 million, which is a fairly sizable decline for a family movie at this time of year. Prometheus is set to decline 60% to $20.2 million this weekend, for $88.9 million so far. Rock of Ages will be third with $15 million for the weekend, which leaves it far short of its $75 million budget. That's My Boy will most likely end up in 5th place with $13 million, which may prove to be Adam Sandler's worst opening weekend ever, once adjusted for ticket price inflation. More...

Your Limited Limited Releases

June 15th, 2012

Usually the opening week theater counts for limited releases start to trickle in on Wednesday and by Thursday we have quite a few to report. A few more arrive late on Friday, while annoyingly, some are not reported till Monday. This week, we only have one limited release reporting its theater count. That film is Your Sister's Sister, which is earning great reviews and equally good buzz, so there should be at least one hit in limited release this week. The Woman in the Fifth also has a shot at success. Its reviews are not as good, but it has a strong cast and that might make the difference. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/15 31 $109,221   13 $8,402   $109,221 3
2012/06/22 27 $201,094 +84% 47 $4,279   $363,429 10
2012/06/29 26 $225,311 +12% 94 $2,397   $680,383 17
2012/07/06 31 $152,836 -32% 95 $1,609   $994,245 24
2012/07/13 34 $153,821 +1% 101 $1,523   $1,215,737 31
2012/07/20 36 $66,690 -57% 65 $1,026   $1,356,664 38
2012/07/27 40 $50,027 -25% 62 $807   $1,443,867 45
2012/08/03 42 $37,592 -25% 52 $723   $1,504,469 52
2012/08/10 58 $16,021 -57% 33 $485   $1,546,753 59
2012/08/17 58 $17,508 +9% 26 $673   $1,573,712 66
2012/08/24 66 $11,237 -36% 15 $749   $1,597,486 73

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/15 31 $162,335   13 $12,487   $162,335 7
2012/06/22 28 $292,737 +80% 47 $6,228   $455,072 14
2012/06/29 28 $386,337 +32% 94 $4,110   $841,409 21
2012/07/06 34 $220,507 -43% 95 $2,321   $1,061,916 28
2012/07/13 35 $228,058 +3% 101 $2,258   $1,289,974 35
2012/07/20 36 $103,866 -54% 65 $1,598   $1,393,840 42
2012/07/27 41 $73,037 -30% 62 $1,178   $1,466,877 49
2012/08/03 46 $63,855 -13% 52 $1,228   $1,530,732 56
2012/08/10 54 $25,472 -60% 33 $772   $1,556,204 63
2012/08/17 59 $30,045 +18% 26 $1,156   $1,586,249 70
2012/08/24 70 $11,237 -63% 15 $749   $1,597,486 77

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