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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 $311,719 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $236,339 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $548,058
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  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

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Vincent Riotta    Lt. Carcano
Brian Goodman    Truck Driver/Agent Rothwell
Katie McGovern    Nancy
Jake Daley    A.J.
Craig Peritz    Sam
Randall Richard Paul*    Mr. Owen
Cristina 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

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Marc Frydman    Screenwriter
Justin Stanley    Screenwriter
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*    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    Executive Producer
Andrea Zoso    Co-Executive Producer
Guglielmo Marchetti    Co-Executive Producer
Danielle Maloni    Supervising Producer
Viki Marras    Associate Producer
Matt Varosky    Associate Producer
Jose David Montero    Director of Photography
Michael Fissneider    Production Designer
Julia Juaniz    Editor
Mark Sult    Editor
Massimo Cantini Parrini    Costume Designer
Federico Jusid    Composer
Scot Boland    Casting Director
Victoria Burrows    Casting Director
Alessandro Novelli    Stunt Coordinator
Davide Tovi    Line Producer
Giuseppe Manzi    Unit Production Manager
Roy Bava    First Assistant Director
Luca John Rosati    Second Assistant Director
Romolo Eucalitto    Still Photographer
Mario Iaquone    Sound Mixer
Eduardo Martin    Sound Mixer
Elide Cortesi    Script Supervisor
Amenah Monem    Set Decorator
Jessica Zambelli    Costume Supervisor
Jorge Hernandez    Make up
Francesco Pegoretti    Hairstylist
Renato Agostini    Special Effects Coordinator
Federico Santangelo    Location Manager
Francesco Colicigno    Location Manager
Antonio Messino    Location Manager
Erika Scaramella    Post-Production Supervisor
Nagore Garcia    Assistant Editor
Francesco Cucinelli    Re-recording Mixer
Alessandro Salvatori    Sound Editor
Theo Francocco    Sound Effects Editor
Marco Marinelli    Sound Effects Editor
Massimo Marinelli    Sound Effects Editor
Giovanni Marolla    Music Supervisor

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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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
7/30/2017166,420 6,420$82,749$82,7491

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