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Iceland Box Office for Dream House (2011)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
Iceland Box Office $18,872Details
Worldwide Box Office $41,642,166Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $4,427,777 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $1,657,088 Details
Total North America Video Sales $6,084,865
Further financial details...

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Successful publisher Will Atenton quits a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby, and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson, a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Iceland Releases: July 4th, 2012 (Wide)
Video Release: January 31st, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2180, 7/13/2011)
Running Time: 92 minutes
Keywords: Mental Illness, Faulty Memory, Surprise Twist, Death of a Son or Daughter, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Hauntings, Epilogue, Hitmen, Relationships Gone Wrong, Revenge
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Bobker/Kruger Films, Morgan Creek Productions
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Blu-ray Sales: In the Driver's Seat

February 14th, 2012

New releases dominated the Blu-ray sales chart with as many as four in the top five. (Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a bit of an odd case, but more on that in a second.) Drive led the way with 420,000 units / $8.39 million giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 57%. This is a great opening compared to the film's theatrical run. More...

DVD Sales: Searching for Treasure on the Home Market

February 14th, 2012

While there were a lot of new releases on this week's DVD sales chart, it was clearly a case of quantity over quality as even the best selling release was merely mediocre. Treasure Buddies was top dog with sales of 381,000 units / $6.47 million during its opening week. This is roughly in line with the previous installment, but below average for the franchise. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 31st, 2012

January 31st, 2012

It's kind of an unusual week on the home market with five first run releases coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. However, all five films missed expectations in one degree or another. Some were outright bombs by anyone's definition, while others were expected to struggle to find a large audience, just not by as much as they did. That is not to say they were all bad movies. In fact one of them, Drive, has done quite well during Awards Season and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is a contender for Pick of the Week. Its main competition is To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition, which is also coming out on a Blu-ray Combo Pack. It's a coin toss, but I'm going with the latter over the former. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Steel is Golden

October 10th, 2011

October started out with mixed results and it seems for every bit of good news there was equal and opposite bad news. Real Steel topped expectations, but Ides of March did not. The overall box office slipped by 4% from last weekend to $95 million, but it was higher than the same weekend last year. Growth was under 2%, meaning ticket sales were weaker. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010, but the gap was narrowed to 3% at $8.11 billion to $8.39 billion. There's still a chance we can catch up, but we are running out of time and can't afford any missteps. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Tale Tall During Sophomore Stint

October 3rd, 2011

It was a good news / bad news weekend and the box office. First the bad news. Only one of the four new wide releases made any real impact and this led to a 16% drop-off from last weekend to just $99 million. The good news is that's still 4% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 is still behind 2010 by 3% at $7.99 billion to $8.27 billion, but at least there's a little hope left that we can turn things around, if October beats expectations. More...

Weekend Estimates: Top Three Shuffle, Three Poor Openings and a Surprise

October 2nd, 2011

The industry's slow period in September and October is traditionally a dumping ground for films that the studios would rather forget, but it also presents an opportunity for movies that would otherwise be swamped by the competition at busier times of year. This weekend provides a perfect example of this phenomenon, with two pictures aimed at church-going families coming out the big winners. Dolphin Tale dropped just 25% in its second weekend to jump from third to first on the chart, overtaking Moneyball, which had a good second weekend (down 35% to $12.5 million) and The Lion King, which ran out of steam a bit, but still crossed $400 million at the box office. But the bigger surprise was the $8.8 million opening for Courageous from what must have been 1,161 carefully-chosen theaters. Its $7,580 per theater average comfortably tops the list among wide releases. More...

Weekend Predictions: Do New Releases have a 50/50 Chance to Top the Chart?

September 29th, 2011

It's another busy week with three wide releases, plus another opening in just over 1,000 theaters, which is barely semi-wide. The widest release is What's Your Number?, but romantic comedies rarely have breakout success. The best-reviewed is 50/50, but its subject matter might make it hard to sell to audiences. Meanwhile, Dream House had an effective trailer, but there are still no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Courageous should grab a spot in the top ten, but it is not a sure bet. Unfortunately for the year-on-year comparison, none of the new releases look as strong as The Social Network, which opened this weekend last year. In fact, there's a slim chance all four of this year's wide release combined won't match The Social Network's $22.45 million. On the other hand, three of the four could crack $10 million, plus there are three holdovers that could do the same. Depth could be the key to victory in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2011 Preview: September

September 1st, 2011

After a strong start, August ended on a really low note, and that's bad news for September, as it means the positive momentum we had is gone. Looking at the upcoming month, there are 18 films opening wide over five weekends (including one re-release) but only four or five of them have a real shot at being midlevel hits, and it is unlikely that all of them will get there. Worse still, there are no films opening this month that look like they will match The Town, which made more than $90 million last September. In fact, the selection of releases is so weak that the film I'm most looking forward to is a limited release that has already come out on Video on Demand, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. (It has seventeen reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and still not a negative one among them.) More...

Because some of our sources provide box office data in their local currency, while we use USD in the graph above and table below, exchange rate fluctuations can have effect on the data causing stronger increases or even decreases of the cumulative box office.

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/07/06 4 $2,945   3 $982   $2,945 1
2012/07/13 4 $2,787 -5% 4 $697   $8,712 2
2012/07/20 4 $2,458 -12% 6 $410   $14,064 3
2012/07/27 3 $618 -75% 3 $206   $16,528 4
2012/08/03 4 $621 n/c 3 $207   $18,872 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Iceland 7/4/2012 $2,945 3 6 19 $18,872 12/11/2015
Italy 8/3/2012 $97,609 124 124 387 $464,012 12/11/2015
Lebanon 5/31/2012 $0 0 1 1 $7,749 12/10/2015
North America 9/30/2011 $8,129,355 2661 2664 9808 $21,302,340 5/19/2016
Rest of World $19,849,193
Worldwide Total$41,642,166 5/19/2016

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Leading Cast

   Will Atenton
   Ann Patterson

Supporting Cast

Elias Koteas    Boyce
Marton Csokas    Jack Paterson
Taylor Geare    Trish
Rachel Fox    Chloe Patterson
Claire Astin Geare    Dee Dee
Jane Alexander    Dr. Greeley
Brian Murry    Dr. Medlin
Bernadette Quigley    Heather Keeler
Sarah Gadon    Cindi
Gregory Smith    Artie
Mark Wilson    Capt. Conklin
David Huband    Officer Nelson
Martin Roach    Tommy
Jean Yoon    New Editor
Lynne Griffin    Sadie
Jonathan Potts    Tony Ferguson
Marlee Otto    Young Author
Niguel Henry    Author's Assistant/Guard 1
Bryon Mumford    Author's Assistant/Guard 2
Joe Pingue    Martin
Ryan Blakely    Harkness Client
Karen Glave    Harkness Receptionist
David Fox    Building Inspector

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

Production and Technical Credits

James G. Robinson    Producer
David Loucka    Screenwriter
David Robinson    Producer
Daniel Bobker    Producer
Ehren Kruger    Producer
Rick Nicita    Executive Producer
Mike Drake    Executive Producer
John Stoneham, Jr.    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.