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Death of a Superhero (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $607Details
International Box Office $33,263Details
Worldwide Box Office $33,870
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Donald is a teenager with extraordinary artistic talents. His future as a graphic novel artist should be bright. As his life is consumed by fantastic daydreams, Donald soon discovers that a very real enemy is trying to kill him. With an unorthodox psychologist teaching Donald to find the light in life in an otherwise dark world, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO tells the story of discovering life, love, and death in this exceptionally honest portrayal of a teenage boy facing his own mortality.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,701-15,800) 15,773 $607
All Time International Box Office (Rank 10,101-10,200) 10,189 $33,263
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,401-17,500) 17,403 $33,870
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,774 $607

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 4th, 2012 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: August 30th, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
October 26th, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Artists, High School Hell, Terminal Illness, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Loss Of Virginity, Therapists / Therapy, Animated Sequences
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Bavaria Pictures, Grand Pictures
Production Countries: Germany,

Leading Cast

   Donald Clarke

Supporting Cast

Andy Serkis    Dr. Adrian King
Aisling Loftus    Shelly
Michael McElhatton    James Clarke
Sharon Horgan    Renata Clarke
Jessica Schwarz    Tanya

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Production and Technical Credits

Anthony McCarten    Screenwriter
Tom Fahrmann    Director of Photography
Tony Cranstoun    Editor
Mark Geraghty    Production Designer
Kathy Strachan    Costume Designer
Louise Myler    Make-up and Hair Designer
Marius Ruhland    Composer
Ros Hubbard    Casting Director
Louise Kiely    Casting Director
Siegfried Wagner    Casting Director
Ailish McElmeel    Associate Producer
Lukas Batthyany    Associate Producer
Tilo Seiffert    Associate Producer
Matthias Esche    Executive Producer
Jan S. Kaiser    Executive Producer
Anthony McCarten    Executive Producer
Paul Donovan    Executive Producer
Mark Porsche    Co-Producer
Michael Coldewey    Co-Producer
Christian Sommer    Co-Producer
Astrid Kahmke    Producer
Philipp Kreuzer    Producer
Michael Garland    Producer

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May 8th, 2012

The Avengers opened on top of the per theater chart with a record-breaking average of $47,698. This is the highest ever for a number one film. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was in second place with an average of $27,298 in 27 theaters. It should have little trouble expanding. Last week's winner, Bernie, slipped to third place with an average of $17,568 in five theaters. It too should expand. More...

The Best Exotic Limited Releases

May 4th, 2012

It's a good week for limited releases, mostly because it is the week The Best-Exotic Marigold Hotel comes out. Given its international run, its chances at success on the domestic front are very strong. There are a couple other new releases that I'm cautiously optimistic about: Death of a Superhero and First Position. Perhaps summer will get off to a strong start on the limited release front as well as the wide release front. More...

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Austria 10/26/2012 $0 0 2 2 $1,904 12/12/2015
Germany 8/30/2012 $21,100 34 34 34 $31,359 12/11/2015
International Total$33,263 12/12/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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