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Anesthesia (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,799Details
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Philosophy professor Walter Zarrow is stabbed after stopping to buy his wife flowers. Elsewhere, his daughter-in-law battles cancer, a student of his has self-harm issues, a junkie is dragged to rehab by a childhood best friend, and a suburban wife longs for the city.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 8th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
Video Release: May 3rd, 2016 by IFC Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content, drug use and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2404 (Cert #50177), 12/16/2015)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Non-Chronological, Mugging, Addiction, College Professor, College, New York City, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Ensemble, Loss Of Virginity, Terminal Illness, Writer's Block, Writing and Writers, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Hello Please, Red Barn, Digital Arts NY
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Walter Zarrow
   Adam Zarrow

Supporting Cast

Glenn Close    Maria
Michael Kenneth Williams    Jeffrey
Jessica Hecht    Jill
K. Todd Freeman    Joe
Gloria Reuben    Meredith

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Production and Technical Credits

Tim Blake Nelson    Screenwriter
Tim Blake Nelson    Producer
Julie Buck    Producer
Josh Hetzler    Producer
Christopher Scott    Producer
John Molli    Producer
Anthony Nicholson    Executive Producer
Reid Nicholson    Executive Producer
Jonathan Gray    Executive Producer

Theater Averages: Anomalisa Leads Uneventful Chart with $12,738

January 13th, 2016


There were only three films in the $10,000 club this weekend and all of them were holdovers. Leading the way was Anomalisa with an average of $12,738 in 17 theaters. At this pace, the film will earn some measure of mainstream success. However, unless it wins an Oscar, it likely won't match its $8 million production budget in theaters. The Revenant slipped into second place with $11,801, while the overall number one film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was next with $10,245. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail

January 8th, 2016


It is a terrible time of year to release a film in limited release. It is just too late for Awards Season and there are so many Oscar contenders in theaters that the target audience is busy trying to catch up. That said, there are a couple of films here that I hope do well: Lamb and The Treasure. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/01/08 60 $6,747   1 $6,747   $6,747 1
2016/01/22 72 $1,047   7 $150   $20,035 3
2016/01/29 77 $1,347 +29% 6 $225   $22,386 4
2016/02/05 83 $344 -74% 4 $86   $24,259 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/01/08 60 $10,085   1 $10,085   $10,085 1
2016/01/15 58 $8,903 -12% 2 $4,452   $18,988 2
2016/01/22 75 $2,051 -77% 6 $342   $21,039 3
2016/01/29 78 $2,876 +40% 6 $479   $23,915 4
2016/02/05 85 $866 -70% 6 $144   $24,781 5
2016/02/12 86 $2,018 +133% 3 $673   $26,799 6

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