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United Arab Emirates Box Office for Buried (2010)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
United Arab Emirates Box Office $63,828Details
Worldwide Box Office $21,270,290Details
Home Market Performance
North America Blu-ray Sales $1,318,459 Details
Total North America Video Sales $1,318,459
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Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time -- fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,987,650
United Arab Emirates Releases: April 26th, 2012 (Wide)
Video Release: January 18th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violent content.
(Rating bulletin 2133, 11/8/2010)
Running Time: 94 minutes
Keywords: Rescue, Kidnap, Underground, Surprise Twist, One Location, Real Time, Buried Alive
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: The Safran Company, Versus Entertainment, Dark Trick Films, Kinology, Studio 37
Production Countries: Australia,


Ryan Reynolds    Paul Conroy
Robert Paterson    Dan Brenner
Jose Luis Garcia-Perez    Jabir
Stephen Tobolowsky    Alen Davenport
Samantha Mathis    Linda Conroy
Warner Loughlin    Donna Mitchell
Erik Palladino    Special Agent Harris
Ivana Mino    Pamela Lutti

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Rodrigo Cortes
Producer    Adrian Guerra
Producer    Peter Safran
Executive Producer    Alejandro Miranda
Executive Producer    Rodrigo Cortes
Screenwriter    Chris Sparling
Cinematographer    Edward Grau
Composer    Victor Reyes
Editor    Rodrigo Cortes
Art Director    Maria de la Camara
Art Director    Gabriel Pare
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Monica Alarcon Virgili
Costume Designer    Elisa de Andres
Line Producer    Oriol Maymo
Sound Designer    James Munoz
Sound Mixer    Urko Garaik

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 18th, 2011

January 17th, 2011

It's a very slow week on the home market with Takers being the biggest first-run release. Admittedly, it did perform better than expected at the box office, but was still only a midlevel hit. The best bet in terms of new releases is Buried, which is coming out on a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, but without a DVD only option. However, while that movie is amazing, there are not enough extras to be considered pick of the week material. For that honor we have to go to Futurama: Volume Five, even though it didn't come out this week, or even this year. However, the screener arrived really late, and it is the best release on this week's list. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack Review: Buried

January 16th, 2011

Buried is a low-budget suspense film that opened in limited release late last year. Expectations were not very high, because this is not the kind of film that generally does well in limited release. However, it earned excellent reviews and did quite well during its opening weekend, pulling in $100,000 in just 11 theaters. Unfortunately, it wasn't able to carry that momentum forward as it expanded and it stalled out at just over $1 million. Now that it is coming out on a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, will it be able to perform better? More...

127 is Number One on Per Theater Chart

November 9th, 2010

There were a few limited releases to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. 127 Hours lead the way with an impressive average of $66,213 in four theaters. Fair*Game was well back with $14,154, but it opened in 46 theaters, so this is a much better indicator of its chances to expand. The overall box office leader, MegaMind, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,668, but the second place film, Due Date, came very close with an average of $9,743. More...

2010 Preview: October

October 1st, 2010

September is nearly over and the Fall box office season is about to begin in earnest. September wasn't too bad this year, with more films matching or exceeding expectations than missing them, and we managed to keep pace with last year, more or less. Can October do the same? Well, last year there was only one $100 million hit, Couples Retreat (not counting Paranormal Activity, which opened in September). We might not see any film hit $100 million this time around. In fact, we might not even see any that come all that close. On the other hand, there were also five wide releases that clearly bombed last year, and on that end, 2010 looks a lot better. Not every film that opens over the next five weekends will be a mid-level hit or better, but most should get there. More...

Some Super New Releases on Per Theater Chart

September 28th, 2010

There were three films that topped $10,000 on the per theater chart, including one that topped $30,000. That film was Waiting for Superman, which pulled in an average of $34,758 in four theaters. However, its prospects for a wide expansion are limited, since it is a documentary. Second place went to You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger with and average of $26,684 in six theaters, but it likely has a better chance at significant expansion. The final $10,000 film was Enter the Void with an average of $14,550 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Wall Street Opens Up

September 26th, 2010

Twenty-three years after the opening of the original, Wall Street 2 marked the successful return of Gordon Gecko this weekend with a good (though hardly blockbusting) $19 million opening. Intervening years of inflation and radical changes in theatrical distribution make a comparison between the openings of the two movies virtually meaningless, but it is noteworthy that the first Wall Street was more a of cultural icon than a box office hit. It earned $43,848,100 - very respectable for the time, but less than, for example, Outrageous Fortune, Dragnet or La Bamba, which were all also released in 1987. Wall Street 2 looks headed for similar respectability. Whether it'll catch the national mood in the same way is more doubtful. More...

Waiting for Super Limited Releases

September 24th, 2010

It's the last weekend of September, which means Awards Season could start any weekend now. (In fact, it might have started last weekend with the release of Never Let Me Go.) There are a few films that look like they might have been made to be Awards Season contenders, but of those only Waiting for Superman has a real chance. On the other hand, Buried will likely be the biggest box office hit, mainly because it is already scheduled for a wide expansion in a couple weeks. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/27 3 $36,705   14 $2,622   $36,705 1
2012/05/04 7 $10,019 -73% 4 $2,505   $59,262 2
2012/05/11 13 $1,224 -88% 1 $1,224   $63,828 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Bolivia 6/7/2012 $6,770 3 3 7 $15,520 12/10/2015
North America 9/24/2010 $100,268 11 107 480 $1,044,143 9/17/2014
United Arab Emirates 4/26/2012 $36,705 14 14 19 $63,828 12/6/2015
Rest of World $20,146,799
Worldwide Total$21,270,290 12/10/2015

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