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Butter (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,000Details
International Box Office $31,706Details
Worldwide Box Office $104,706
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  7. Cast & Crew
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 5th, 2012 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
International Releases: November 1st, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
November 1st, 2012 (Wide) (Singapore)
November 16th, 2012 (Wide) (Latvia)
November 16th, 2012 (Wide) (Lithuania)
Video Release: December 4th, 2012 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2156, 1/26/2011)
R for language, sexual content and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2189, 9/14/2011)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Ensemble, Food, Artists, Adopted Family, Tournament, African-American, Underdog
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Weinstein Company, Michael De Luca, Vandalia Films
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Laura Pickler
   Bob Pickler
   Ethan Emmet
   Julie Emmet
   Boyd Bolton

Supporting Cast

Ashley Greene    Kaitlen Pickler
Yara Shahidi    Destiny
Kristen Schaal    Carol-Ann Stevenson
Phyllis Smith    Nancy

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

Production and Technical Credits

Jason Micallef    Screenwriter
Michael De Luca    Producer
Jennifer Garner    Producer
Alissa Phillips    Producer
Bob Weinstein    Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein    Executive Producer
Kelly Carmichael    Executive Producer
Juliana Janes    Executive Producer
Benjamin Ormand    Executive Producer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 4th, 2012

December 4th, 2012

It is an awesome week for new releases on the home market. Not only is one of the biggest hits of all time coming out, but there are a number of other releases that are Pick of the Week contenders. The Dark Knight Rises, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Finding Nemo, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Two, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Season One, Brazil, Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection - Blu-ray, and others. In the end, I went with Finding Nemo: 3D Combo Pack, but it really is an excellent week for prime releases. More...

Per Theater Chart: Taken to the Top

October 9th, 2012

Taken 2 was the only film to top the $10,000 mark on this week's per theater chart earning an average of $13,525. The best new limited release was The Paperboy, which came very close with an average of $9,337 in eleven theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Under the Weather

October 4th, 2012

There are a large number of limited releases on this week's list, but very few have a serious shot at box office success. There are several films with casts with strong name recognition that were earning pre-release buzz, Butter, The Oranges, and The Paperboy, but none of them are earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. Fat Kid Rules the World might be the film with the best chance at mainstream success on this week's list, while Escape Fire might do well for a documentary. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/10/05 43 $70,931   90 $788   $70,931 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/10/05 45 $73,000   90 $811   $73,000 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Latvia 11/16/2012 $2,080 1 1 2 $4,811 12/12/2015
Lithuania 11/16/2012 $353 2 2 2 $353 12/12/2015
Portugal 11/1/2012 $14,261 11 11 21 $21,916 12/12/2015
Singapore 11/1/2012 $0 0 1 1 $4,626 12/12/2015
International Total$31,706 12/12/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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