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Der müde Tod (2000)

Der müde Tod
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,156Details
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A young woman confronts the personification of Death, in an effort to save the life of her fiancé. Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
92% - Fresh
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 20th, 2016 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as Fritz Lang’s Destiny
Video Release: November 7th, 2000 by Image Entertainment Video, released as Fritz Lang’s Destiny
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Decla-Bioscop
Production Countries: Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,309 $366 Aug 19, 2016 94
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,427 $722 Jul 29, 2016 73
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,201 $540 Jun 10, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,095 $413 Jun 3, 2016 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,353 $2,334 May 20, 2016 3


Lil Dagover    Young Woman
Walter Janssen    Young Man
Hans Sternberg    Mayor
Wilhelm Diegelmann    Doctor
Rudolf Klein Rogge    Derwisch/Girolamo
Paul Biensfeldt    Ahi
Eduard von Winterstein    Kalif
Georg John    Bettler
Paul Rehkopf    Kuester

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Erich Pommer
Screenwriter    Fritz Lang
Screenwriter    Thea Von Harbou
Cinematographer    Erich Nitzschmann
Cinematographer    Herrmann Saalfrank
Cinematographer    Fritz Arno Wagner
Art Director    Robert Herlth
Art Director    Walter Rohrig
Art Director    Hermann Warm

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August 29th, 2016

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Theater Averages: Witness Seen by Many, Earns $14,523

June 8th, 2016

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/20 84 $2,334   1 $2,334   $2,334 3
2016/06/03 86 $413   1 $413   $5,663 17
2016/06/10 93 $540 +31% 1 $540   $6,203 24
2016/07/29 89 $722   1 $722   $7,368 73
2016/08/19 102 $366   1 $366   $12,156 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/20 79 $5,250   1 $5,250   $5,250 7
2016/06/03 100 $413   1 $413   $5,663 21
2016/06/10 103 $540 +31% 1 $540   $6,203 28
2016/07/29 107 $722   1 $722   $7,368 77
2016/08/19 113 $366   1 $366   $12,156 98

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