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Blindness (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,073,392Details
International Box Office $16,979,566Details
Worldwide Box Office $20,052,958
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 3rd, 2008 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: February 10th, 2009 by Miramax Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity.
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: Medical and Hospitals, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Brazil,


Alice Braga    Girl with the dark glasses
Julianne Moore    Doctor's Wife
Mark Ruffalo    Doctor
Danny Glover    Old man with the black eye patch
Gael Garcia Bernal    King of Ward 3
Sandra Oh    Minister of health
Don McKellar    The thief
Maury Chaykin    The accountant

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Production and Technical Credits


DVD Rentals - Nights has Good Week on Rental Chart

February 24th, 2009

Nights in Rodanthe led a troop of five new releases to take first place on the rental charts, pulling in 16% more rental revenue than second place Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa during its first full week on the chart. More...

DVD Releases for February 10, 2009 - Part I

February 10th, 2009

One of the busier weeks in the past several weeks, but there's little in the way of top-notch releases. The biggest box office hit was Nights in Rodanthe, which struggled to become a mid-level hit. The best release in my opinion is My Name is Bruce on Blu-ray, but only if you are a Bruce Campbell Fanboy. I am, and I'm awarding it the DVD Pick of the Week. While there were not as many top-notch releases, there were still more than enough bulk to force this column to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

International Details - Bolting to the Top

December 7th, 2008

Bolt started its run on the international charts in sixth place with $7.90 million on 1417 screens in 4 markets. This includes a second place, $4.30 million opening on 570 screens in Russia, while it Italy it also placed second with $2.19 million on 467 screens. Meanwhile in Poland, it topped the charts with $855,000 on 120 screens, but this is par for the course as films of this nature tend to do very well in Poland. More...

International Details - Body is Best of the Rest and that's No Lie

November 30th, 2008

Body Of Lies opened in a quartet of major markets, the U.K., Germany, Italy, and Russia, and that helped it climb into second place with $10.17 million on 2837 screens in 32 markets for a total of $33.62 million. It earned second place in both the U.K. with $1.48 million on 393 screens and in Germany where it scored $1.43 million on 427 screens. On the other hand, it earned more in Italy with $1.64 million on 357 screens, but had to settle for third place. Meanwhile in Russia it struggled landing in eighth place with $500,000 on 142 screens. More...

Most New Releases Turn Out to be Dogs

October 13th, 2008

With four wide releases this past weekend, I knew not all of them would be hits, but I also didn't expect all of them to be misses. Perhaps that's not entirely fair, and given the production budgets involved, not all films flopped at the box office, but enough did that overall box office receipts dropped 10% to $102 million. Compared to the same week last year, that still represents an increase, albeit by less than 3%, which is more or less in line with ticket price inflation. Year-to-date, 2008 and 2007 have both brought in $7.38 billion, but 2008 has had the edge the past few weeks and could retake the lead this upcoming weekend. More...


October 7th, 2008

Of the eight films that opened or expanded on Friday, only two were able to do some serious business, while most were lucky if they topped the Mendoza line by earning more than $2,000 per theater. It was just a disaster, in many ways. That said, it was still the first weekend in October and the overall box office was up 13% from last weekend to $113 million. More importantly, it was 35% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 closed the gap with 2007. 2008 is just a little below and 2007 a little above $7.25 billion. By this time next week, 2008 could retake the lead, at least in terms of raw dollars. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of October 3, 2008

October 5th, 2008

A busy week for new releases with more than a dozen sites here, but most were just average. The best of this week's selection was the Official Site for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, which has enough of the basics, extras, and style to stand out. More...

Tight Competition Likely to Squeeze out Most Films

October 3rd, 2008

If you thought last weekend was too busy, this weekend is worse with eight films opening or expanding wide, or at least wide-ish. However, only one film is opening at saturation level (3,000 or more theaters) and one other is opening truly wide (2,000 or more theaters). After those two films, the rest of the new releases will be forced to fight over the table scraps. More...

2008 Preview: October

October 1st, 2008

September ends, and for that we are all very grateful. However, while we are entering the final push for 2008 at the box office, things don't look too rosy for the upcoming month. First of all, there are way too many films opening, including eight that are opening or expanding on the first weekend. Of those two, maybe three will thrive. Most will sink without being noticed, which could negatively affect the overall box office going forward. On the other hand, there are a few films opening this month that could be players come Awards Season, which is just around the corner. Perhaps this will help a few mid-level hits rise above the crowd. More...

2008 Preview: September

September 1st, 2008

A pretty bland month with no wide release that look likely to surprise, either becoming a potential $100 million hit, or bombing so bad that they fail even to reach $10 million. The latter is a lot more likely, however, with a number of films that have serious obstacles to overcome, and it is very unlikely all of them will avoid bombing. On the other end of the scale, there are no films that have a legitimate shot at $100 million, while The top film of the month could make less than $70 million. More...

Cast Updates - August 28, 2008

August 28th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for City of Ember, Flash of Genius, Toy Story 3, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - July 28, 2008

July 28th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Madea Goes to Jail, Julie & Julia, Whiteout and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - May 18, 2008

May 18th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Igor, Soul Men, Hotel for Dogs and more! More...

Cast Updates - April 10, 2008

April 10th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Bride Wars, I Love You Phillip Morris, New York, I Love You, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 7, 2007

October 7th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Case 39, Inkheart, Four Christmases and more! More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2008/10/03 12 $1,950,260   1,690 $1,154   $1,950,260 1
2008/10/10 21 $486,726 -75% 1,605 $303   $3,073,392 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/03 12 $672,840   1,690 $398   $672,840 1
2008/10/04 - $782,054 +16% 1,690 $463   $1,454,894 2
2008/10/05 - $495,366 -37% 1,690 $293   $1,950,260 3
2008/10/06 11 $162,983 -67% 1,690 $96   $2,113,243 4
2008/10/07 13 $154,656 -5% 1,690 $92   $2,267,899 5
2008/10/08 15 $159,617 +3% 1,690 $94   $2,427,516 6
2008/10/09 13 $159,150 n/c 1,690 $94   $2,586,666 7

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2008/10/03 12 $2,586,666   1,690 $1,531   $2,586,666 1
2008/10/10 27 $486,726 -81% 1,605 $303   $3,073,392 2

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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