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The Hunter (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $176,669Details
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THE HUNTER is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger’s genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 6th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: July 3rd, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2210, 2/15/2012)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Corporate Malfeasance, Mercenaries, Missing Person, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, False Identity, Environment, Voiceover/Narration, Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, Depression, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Death of a Sibling, Orphan, Surprise Twist, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Magnolia Pictures, Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Screen Tasmania, Fulcrum Media Finance, Madman Entertainment, Entertainment One
Production Countries: Australia

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Sam Neill    Jack
Morgana Davies    Sass
Jacek Koman    Middleman
Callan Mulvey    Rival Hunter
John Brumpton    Publican
Dan Wyllie    Pool Player
Sullivan Stapleton    Doug
Jamie Timony    Free
Dan Spielman    simon
Maia Thomas    Shakti
Marc Watson-Paul    Jarrah

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Production and Technical Credits

Vincent Sheehan    Producer
Alice Addison    Screenwriter
Wain Fimeri    Original Adaptation by
Daniel Nettheim    Original Adaptation by
Julia Leigh    Based on the novel THE HUNTER
Liz Watts    Executive Producer
Anita Sheehan    Executive Producer
Paul Wiegard    Executive Producer
Robert Humphreys    Cinematographer
Roland Gallois    Editor
Steven Jones-Evans    Production Manager
Emily Seresin    Costume Designer
Jane Norris    Casting Director
Matteo Zingales    Composer
Michael Lira    Composer
Andrew Lancaster    Composer
Andrew Kotatko    Music Supervisor
Sam Petty    Sound Designer
Liam Egan    Sound Designer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 3rd, 2012

July 4th, 2012

After a run of several good weeks, it is a complete disaster on the home market this week. The best selling first run release will be... nothing. This is because there is no first run release coming out this week. According to, the best selling new release of the week is Midsomer Murders: Set 20, while the top ten is dominated by limited releases and Blu-ray catalogue titles. This makes choosing a Pick of the Week difficult, because there are so few prime releases. Rocko's Modern Life: Season Three is on the short list for contenders, as is The Hunter on Blu-ray. But in the end, I went with God Bless America on either DVD or Blu-ray. It's a great movie and there's a surprising number of extras on the DVD. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: The Hunter

July 3rd, 2012

The Hunter is an Australian film that never managed to crack the top ten in its native market and finished with just over $1 million there. That's equivalent to about $10 million here, given the relative size of the two markets. It debuted in Video on Demand here before a short theatrical run. Now it's coming out on DVD and Blu-ray, but will it find a larger audience? More...

Per Theater Chart: Damsels in Delight

April 10th, 2012

Damsels in Distress topped the per theater chart with an average of $14,647 in four theaters. This suggests some potential to expand, although it is too soon to tell if the film will earn some measure of mainstream success. Bully slipped to second place with an average of $12,292 in six theaters, but it should expand now that it has been given a PG-13 rating. We Have a Pope surprised with an average of $10,456 in three theaters. More...

Are Limited Releases Spreading Hope or Distress?

April 6th, 2012

It's a pretty big week for limited releases, although due to the holidays, we don't have hard theater counts for most of them. There are a large number of films that are earning some real measure of buzz and / or very positive reviews. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope might have had the best hope at finding an audience, but it is coming out on Video on Demand as well as in theaters. Likewise, The Hunter has an impressive cast and good reviews, but opened Video on Demand previously, and that tends to kill a film's box office chances. Damsels in Distress could be the big hit as well as it does have a few actors, and a director, that have Indie cred. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/06 56 $19,032   4 $4,758   $19,032 1
2012/04/13 55 $27,202 +43% 9 $3,022   $54,982 2
2012/04/20 57 $29,193 +7% 13 $2,246   $96,170 3
2012/04/27 63 $23,392 -20% 17 $1,376   $135,436 4
2012/05/04 70 $9,959 -57% 14 $711   $158,219 5
2012/05/11 103 $1,910 -81% 5 $382   $165,435 6
2012/05/18 94 $1,537 -20% 3 $512   $168,216 7
2012/05/25 68 $1,076 -30% 3 $359   $170,544 8
2012/06/01 88 $2,654 +147% 7 $379   $173,623 9
2012/06/08 101 $1,055 -60% 4 $264   $176,432 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/06 66 $27,780   4 $6,945   $27,780 1
2012/04/13 55 $39,197 +41% 9 $4,355   $66,977 2
2012/04/20 58 $45,067 +15% 13 $3,467   $112,044 3
2012/04/27 58 $36,216 -20% 17 $2,130   $148,260 4
2012/05/04 67 $15,265 -58% 14 $1,090   $163,525 5
2012/05/11 93 $3,154 -79% 5 $631   $166,679 6
2012/05/18 74 $2,789 -12% 3 $930   $169,468 7
2012/05/25 73 $1,501 -46% 3 $500   $170,969 8
2012/06/01 87 $4,408 +194% 7 $630   $175,377 9
2012/06/08 108 $1,292 -71% 4 $323   $176,669 10

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