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Detachment (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,740Details
International Box Office $3,671,957Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,742,697
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Director Tony Kaye creates a unique and stylized portrait of the American education system seen through the eyes of substitute teacher Henry Barthes. Henry wanders in and out of students' lives, imparting knowledge where he can in the short time he has with them. Then a new assignment places him at a failing public school run by Principal Dearden and alters his insular world. Henry's stoic front is slowly chipped away by three women who impact his view on life: a student, a fellow teacher, and a teenage runaway.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,601-11,700) 11,647 $70,740
All Time International Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,980 $3,671,957
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,501-8,600) 8,509 $3,742,697
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,424 $70,740

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
International Releases: May 2nd, 2012 (Wide) (Belgium)
June 15th, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
June 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
July 13th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
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Video Release: September 18th, 2012 by New Video Group
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Falsely Accused, Inspirational Teacher, Prostitution, Non-Chronological, Suicide, Faulty Memory, Animated Sequences, Runaway, Homeless, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Ensemble, Teachers
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Paper Street Films, Kingsgate Films, Appian Way
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Henry Barthes

Supporting Cast

Marcia Gay Harden    Principal Carol Dearden
Christina Hendricks    Ms. Sarah Madison
Bryan Cranston    Mr. Dearden
William Peterson    Mr. Sarge Kepler
Tim Blake Nelson    Mr. Wiatt
Betty Kaye    Meredith
Sami Gayle    Erica
Lucy Liu*    Dr. Doris Parker
Blythe Danner    Ms. Perkins
James Caan    Mr. Charles Seaboldt

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

Production and Technical Credits

Carl Lund    Screenwriter
Austin Stark    Producer
Benji Kohn    Producer
Bingo Gubelmann    Producer
Greg Shapiro    Producer
Carl Lund    Producer
Chris Papavasiliou    Producer
Adrien Brody    Executive Producer
Peter Sterling    Executive Producer
Andre Laport    Executive Producer
Tony Kaye    Director of Photography
Beth Melsky    Casting Director
Laura Richard    Casting Associate
Wendy Schecter    Costume Designer
Peter Goddard    Editor
Jade Healy    Production Designer
Marco Frigeri    Co-Executive Producer
Peter Goddard    Co-Executive Producer
Michelle Botticelli    Co-Editor
Charlie Foster    First Assistant Director
Brian Kenyon    Second Assistant Director
Michael Sledd    Unit Production Manager

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 18th, 2012

September 18th, 2012

It's quite a busy week on the home market front, but most of the new releases are TV on DVD. This includes Modern Family: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The best limited release of the week is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD or Blu-ray, while the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Box Set is also a contender for Pick of the Week. However, in the end I went with The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray, which is practically the only first-run release of the week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Limited Releases are Mucho Grande

March 16th, 2012

It's not a particularly busy week in terms of total number of limited releases. However, it is a huge week in terms of total theater count, as there are three films opening in hundreds of theaters each. Will any of these films succeed? Jeff, Who Lives at Home has the best shot of the three. Or will any of the much more limited releases find an audience? Of those, The Kid with a Bike has the best shot at finding an audience. Additionally, Intouchables has a sneak peak on Saturday at the Paris Theater in New York City. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/16 72 $10,739   2 $5,370   $10,739 1
2012/03/23 66 $10,265 -4% 3 $3,422   $24,875 2
2012/03/30 65 $17,175 +67% 15 $1,145   $45,252 3
2012/04/06 61 $7,608 -56% 10 $761   $60,355 4
2012/04/20 89 $3,081   4 $770   $70,740 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/16 69 $14,619   2 $7,310   $14,619 1
2012/03/23 65 $13,458 -8% 3 $4,486   $28,077 2
2012/03/30 64 $24,670 +83% 15 $1,645   $52,747 3
2012/04/06 72 $12,202 -51% 10 $1,220   $64,767 4
2012/04/13 92 $2,892 -76% 5 $578   $67,659 5
2012/04/20 92 $3,081 +7% 4 $770   $70,740 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Belgium 5/2/2012 $70,859 18 19 116 $235,276 12/11/2015
Italy 6/22/2012 $58,194 66 66 195 $366,512 12/11/2015
Mexico 6/15/2012 $21,125 16 16 59 $93,994 12/11/2015
Netherlands 9/13/2012 $0 0 42807 97210 $191,839 12/12/2015
Portugal 11/15/2012 $21,972 8 11 36 $82,188 12/12/2015
Spain 10/31/2012 $104,664 38 40 209 $468,537 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 7/13/2012 $32,358 15 15 29 $79,453 12/11/2015
Rest of World $2,154,158
International Total$3,671,957 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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