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Barney Thomson (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $1,329,376Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,329,376
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Barney is a hapless barber, devoid of charm and ‘patter’ as his fellow barbering brethren mockingly remind him. Barney’s mediocre, mundane life of plotting for a way up is about to be transformed, following a typically incompetent fit of pique, when he inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, and with it headlong into the trail of a grotesque series of killings gripping Glasgow. As he makes ham-fisted attempts to cover his tracks, he finds himself on the run from the bearish Detective Inspector Holdall and a testosterone-driven local Police task force at each others throats over the ongoing crimes. With his sanity threatening to unravel, Barney fatefully turns to his domineering, emasculating mother, the formidable Glaswegian ‘good-time girl’, Cemolina. There’s no turning back now and the path that lies ahead for Barney may yet be littered with more murderous consequences than he could have ever anticipated.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,537 $1,329,376
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,801-10,900) 10,812 $1,329,376

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 11th, 2016 (Limited) by Gravitas Ventures, released as The Legend of Barney Thomson
International Releases: July 24th, 2015 (Limited), released as The Legend of Barney Thomson (United Kingdom)
May 26th, 2016 (Wide), released as The Legend of Barney Thomson (Russia (CIS))
June 17th, 2016 (Wide), released as The Legend of Barney Thomson (Spain)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Serial Killer, Dysfunctional Family, Death of a Colleague, Covering Up an Accidental Death, Accidental Death
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Myriad Pictures, Pacific Northwest Pictures, Icon Film Distribution, Trinity Works Entertainment, Sigma Films, Creative Scotland, Telefilm Canada
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Leading Cast

   Barney Thomson

Supporting Cast

Ashley Jensen    Detective Inspector June Robertson
Martin Compston    Chris
Kevin Guthrie    MacPherson
Stephen McCole    Wullie
Samuel Robertson    Detective Sergeant Sam Jobson
Brian Pettifer    Charlie
James Cosmo    James Henderson
Tom Courtenay    Chief Superintendent McManaman

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Production and Technical Credits

Richard Cowan    Screenwriter
Colin McLaren    Screenwriter
Douglas Lindsay    Adapted from the novel "The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson" by
John Lenic    Producer
Kaleena Kiff    Producer
Doug Apatow    Executive Producer
Kirk D'Amico    Executive Producer
Ross Dempster    Production Designer
Mike Banas    Editor

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Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Russia (CIS) 5/26/2016 $9,268 44 44 88 $19,531 6/7/2016
Spain 6/17/2016 $8,975 25 25 49 $15,395 6/30/2016
United Kingdom 7/24/2015 $253,483 70 73 343 $1,294,450 10/13/2015
International Total$1,329,376 6/30/2016

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