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Black Butterfly (2017)

Black Butterfly
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $345,093Details
Worldwide Box Office $345,093
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $185,011 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $181,450 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $366,461
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  1. Summary
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul, a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack, Paul offers Jack a place to stay—and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul’s work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 26th, 2017 (Limited) by Lionsgate Premiere
International Releases: June 9th, 2017 (Wide), released as Borboleta Negra (Portugal)
June 9th, 2017 (Limited) (Russia (CIS))
July 13th, 2017 (Wide) (Italy)
Video Release: July 25th, 2017 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2456 (Cert #50834), 12/21/2016)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Remake, Screenwriters, Writing and Writers, Drifter, Hostage, Writer's Block, Comeback, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lionsgate Premiere, Grindstone Entertainment Group, AMBI Distribution, Paradox Studios, Elipsis Capital, Battleplan, Ambi Media Group, Premiere Picture
Production Countries: United States


Vincent Riotta    Lt. Carcano
Brian Goodman    Truck Driver/Agent Rothwell
Katie McGovern    Nancy
Jake Daley    A.J.
Craig Peritz    Sam
Randall Paul    Mr. Owen
Cristina Formichi Moglia    Mrs. Owen
Abel Ferrara    Pat
Nicholas Aaron    Delivery Man
Nathalie Rapti Gomez    Julie
Gioia Libardoni    Waitress
Tracy Sherman Greene    Diner Manager
Timothy Martin    News Reporter
Cherish Ann Gaines    Michelle Emerson
Alexandra Klim    Paul’s Wife

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Marc Frydman
Screenwriter    Justin Stanley
Producer    Marc Frydman
Producer    Rod Lurie
Producer    Alberto Burgueño
Producer    Juan Antonio García Peredo
Producer    Silvio Muraglia
Producer    Andrea Iervolino
Producer    Monika Bacardi
Producer    Alexandra Kilm-Wiren
Executive Producer    Mikael Wiren
Executive Producer    Anthony Mastromauro
Executive Producer    Barry Brooker
Executive Producer    Stan Wertlieb
Executive Producer    Emmanuel Paintendre
Executive Producer    Gerard Barba
Executive Producer    Jason Garrett
Executive Producer    David Rogers
Executive Producer    Christophe Carmona
Executive Producer    Francois Charlant
Co-Executive Producer    Andrea Zoso
Co-Executive Producer    Guglielmo Marchetti
Supervising Producer    Danielle Maloni
Associate Producer    Viki Marras
Associate Producer    Matt Varosky
Director of Photography    Jose David Montero
Production Designer    Michael Fissneider
Editor    Julia Juaniz
Editor    Mark Sult
Costume Designer    Massimo Cantini Parrini
Composer    Federico Jusid
Casting Director    Scot Boland
Casting Director    Victoria Burrows
Stunt Coordinator    Alessandro Novelli
Line Producer    Davide Tovi
Unit Production Manager    Giuseppe Manzi
First Assistant Director    Roy Bava
Second Assistant Director    Luca John Rosati
Still Photographer    Romolo Eucalitto
Sound Mixer    Mario Iaquone
Sound Mixer    Eduardo Martin
Script Supervisor    Elide Cortesi
Set Decorator    Amenah Monem
Costume Supervisor    Jessica Zambelli
Make up    Jorge Hernandez
Hairstylist    Francesco Pegoretti
Special Effects Coordinator    Renato Agostini
Location Manager    Federico Santangelo
Location Manager    Francesco Colicigno
Location Manager    Antonio Messino
Post-Production Supervisor    Erika Scaramella
Assistant Editor    Nagore Garcia
Re-recording Mixer    Francesco Cucinelli
Sound Editor    Alessandro Salvatori
Sound Effects Editor    Theo Francocco
Sound Effects Editor    Marco Marinelli
Sound Effects Editor    Massimo Marinelli
Music Supervisor    Giovanni Marolla

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Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 7/13/2017 $98,113 0 0 0 $314,993 9/5/2017
Portugal 6/9/2017 $9,444 18 18 41 $21,018 6/29/2017
Russia (CIS) 6/9/2017 $9,082 84 84 84 $9,082 6/19/2017
International Total$345,093 9/5/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/30/2017188,286 8,286$101,089$101,0891

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/30/2017166,763 6,763$87,176$87,1761

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