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Czech Republic Box Office for The Impossible (2012)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
Czech Republic Box Office $170,506Details
Worldwide Box Office $169,590,606Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $7,446,710 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $2,458,490 Details
Total North America Video Sales $9,905,200
Further financial details...

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  7. Trailer


Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. The family is caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Czech Republic Releases: January 31st, 2013 (Wide)
Video Release: April 23rd, 2013 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2211, 2/12/2012)
Running Time: 114 minutes
Keywords: Summer Vacation, Family Vacations, Disaster, Extreme Weather, Christmas, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, Mediaset Espana, Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema
Production Countries: Spain,
United States

Home Market Numbers: Massive Update: April 28th, 2013

June 22nd, 2013

There were a quartet of new releases this week, but it was a matter of quantity over quality and Django Unchained remained on top of the DVD and Blu-ray carts. The Gangster Squad settled for second place with 314,000 units / $5.04 million on DVD and 149,000 units / $3.52 million It's opening week Blu-ray share was 32%, which is solid for a drama, but nothing too impressive. Its running totals are 532,000 units / $8.31 million on DVD and 236,000 units / $5.69 million on Blu-ray. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 23rd, 2013

April 23rd, 2013

This time of year tends to be really bad on the home market. By this late in spring, there are only a few late winter releases still finding their way on the home market. Last weekend it was Django Unchained and next weekend it will be Silver Linings Playbook. This week, there are no such releases. The best selling release according to is Jurassic Park, which makes its home market 3D debut. (It is still in the top ten at the box office, so that might be helping the sales.) I hope to get a screener to review but so far it is late, so I'm not sure if the 3D upgrade is worth the triple-dip. As far as Pick of the Week Contenders, there are not many. The Impossible is probably the best bet, but I'm still waiting for the screener. The week is so bad, that I took the time to review Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Three on Blu-ray a week in advance, just so I would have something to choose as Pick of the Week this week. It is expensive, but there are several classic episodes that aired this season and there is a ton of new extras on the six-disc set. More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actress

February 21st, 2013

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, finishing with Best Lead Actress. This race is easily the most competitive of the four acting categories this year. The person seen as the favorite has switched, more than once, and at the moment, I'm not sure who is going to win. More...

Per Theater Chart: Gated Community

February 5th, 2013

The Gatekeepers led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $22,226 in three theaters. The only other member of the $10,000 club was Koch with an average of $17,598 in two. Both films should continue to do well on the art house circuit, but as documentaries, I doubt they will expand significantly. More...

International Box Office: Django Battles Bond for Top Spot

January 30th, 2013

There was a relatively close race on top of the international chart, but Django Unchained came out on top for the second week in a row. This time it earned $43.10 million on 6,421 screens in 64 markets for a total of $111.61 million after just two weeks of release. It is rapidly closing in on Inglourious Basterds as Quentin Tarantino's biggest hit of his career. It is also the most expensive film in his career. The film opened in first place in Australia with $3.95 million on 330 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.61 million. It also remained in top spot in Germany with an incredible $8.08 million on 650 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $21.32 million. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hansel & Gretel Best of Weak Opening Bunch

January 27th, 2013

January will go out like a lamb at the box office, with three new releases failing to catch on with moviegoers this weekend and not much action among the holdovers. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will win the weekend more-or-less by default, with a modest $19 million bow from 3,372 theaters. That spells financial disaster for a film that reportedly cost $50 million to make. FilmDistrict's $30 million-budgeted Parker will have a similarly tough time recouping its investment, although lower marketing costs will help. It starts out with $7 million and a per theater average of $3,147. Even more disappointing is Movie 43, which is set to open with $5 million, although its $6 million budget and likely long shelf life on video will avert catastrophe. More...

Per Theater Chart: Love Leads the Way

January 23rd, 2013

Amour continues to show legs most limited releases can only dream of. Despite expanding its theater count to 36, the film topped the per theater chart with an average of $11,479. It is very rare for a wide release to reach the $10,000 level during this time of year, but that's exactly what Mama did, as it opened with an average of $10,730 during the three-day portion of the weekend. Quartet might have reached the $10,000 mark. We are still relying on studio estimates and at the moment the studio says it made $320,000 in 32 theaters for an average of exactly $10,000. More...

Weekend Estimates: Mama Wins MLK Weekend

January 20th, 2013

For all the Oscar hype, moviegoers are voting with their feet this MLK weekend for a more straightforward entertainment bang for their buck. Mama is set to win the weekend by a large margin, with Universal estimating a $28.1 million three-day weekend and about $33 million over four days. With the film playing in a relatively modest 2,647 theaters, that translates into a per theater average of $10,625, comfortably ahead of any other wide release. Jessica Chastain has dual reasons to celebrate, with Zero Dark Thirty set to finish second for the weekend with $17.6 million. Fellow Oscar-hopeful Silver Linings Playbook will be third with about $11.35 million over three days in its first weekend in wide release. More...

International Box Office: Second Serving of Pi

January 16th, 2013

Life of Pi remained in first place on the international chart with $34.95 million on 9,291 screens in 67 markets. Its totals reached $359.11 million internationally and $453.91 million worldwide. The film's biggest market of the weekend was Russia, where it earned $4.45 million on 1,575 screens over the weekend for a total of $25.07 million after two. More...

Per Theater Chart: Singing a Love Song

January 15th, 2013

Quartet opened on top of the per theater chart with an average of $23,561 in two theaters. This is very impressive, especially for this time of year. Amour expanded from 3 to 15 theaters, but you couldn't tell from its per theater average, as it held very well down just 14% to $17,138. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

January 10th, 2013

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

International Box Office: Pi Living the High Life

January 10th, 2013

Life of Pi rose to first place with $59.30 million on 10,027 screens in 64 markets for a total of $302.04 million internationally and $393.08 million worldwide. The film reportedly dominated the Russian box office with $14.2 million on 1,600 screens. It had to settle for second place in Australia with $5.18 million on 545 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.36 million. It managed third place in South Korea with $3.06 million on 392 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.35 million. This film has yet to open in Japan and a few smaller markets, so it isn't done yet and it should have no trouble getting to $500 million worldwide. More...

Per Theater Chart: Zero Still Heroic on Per Theater Chart

January 8th, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty remained on the top of the per theater chart with an average of $44,933 in 60 theaters. To emphasize, the film saw its theater count leap from 5 to 60, but its per theater average only dropped 29% from $63,283 to $44,933. That's a lower drop-off than the average film in the top ten. At this point, expanding wide is a given, while the film has a solid shot at $100 million. 56 Up opened very strong with $22,088 in one theater. This should help it expand, but it is a documentary, so it is not going to expand wide. Amour remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $19,944. It is still playing in 3 theaters, but it should have room to expand significantly. More...

Weekend Estimates: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D Surprises

January 6th, 2013

After a few weeks of family fare at the top of the box office charts, teens and young adults are reasserting themselves in movie theaters this weekend, pushing Texas Chainsaw 3D to a surprise win and Django Unchained above The Hobbit. Both films will earn over $20 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. There's also a lot of strength in depth this weekend, with 21 films set to earn over $1 million. That's not quite a record (25 films topped $1 million the weekends of January 12, 2007 and the following weekend -- for the full list, see our analysis), but it's certainly a healthy way to start 2013. More...

Per Theater Chart: Zero to $1 million in Nine Days

January 3rd, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty shot up to the top of the per theater chart with averages of $83,430 during its opening weekend and $63,283 during its sophomore stint. Expanding truly wide is virtually guaranteed. Amour was well back with an average of $20,005 over the past weekend and $22,755 during its opening weekend. The Impossible rose 27% to $12,172 in 15 theaters. This is a great sign and while its reviews are too low to be a major contender during Awards Season, it should still do well enough to expand significantly, but probably not truly wide. The final film in the $10,000 club was Django Unchained, which opened with an average of $10,008. More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

Weekend Estimates: Narrow Win for The Hobbit Caps Year

December 30th, 2012

2012 comes to an end on a decidedly positive note for the movie industry this weekend, thanks to strong performances from three films. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will come out on top, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, with $32.92 million or so for the weekend and a total to date of $222.7 million. Django Unchained will post an impressive second place with $30.7 million and a per theater average over $10,000. Finally, Les Miserables is set for a little over $28 million, for a six-day total of $67.5 million. With those three films bringing in $90 million between, and plenty of strength in depth, 2012 will finish on a winning note. More...

Limited Releases: Awards Season Contenders Shine Bright

December 20th, 2012

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list; however, there are three films that have already found some Awards Season success, plus a couple others that are earning great reviews. Of the Awards Season hopefuls, Zero Dark Thirty is poised to earn the best per theater average, but it likely won't be the only success story over the weekend. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

2013 Awards Season: SAG Focuses a Searchlight on Silver Linings

December 12th, 2012

SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories. 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
2013/02/01 5 $54,903   77 $713   $54,903 1
2013/02/08 5 $33,130 -40% 50 $663   $111,435 2
2013/02/15 7 $22,776 -31% 29 $785   $149,782 3
2013/02/22 6 $11,842 -48% 31 $382   $170,506 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 1/3/2013 $495,169 64 70 250 $2,070,606 12/14/2015
Australia 1/24/2013 $0 0 181 561 $4,865,513 12/14/2015
Austria 2/1/2013 $28,344 16 16 31 $60,949 12/14/2015
Belgium 12/26/2012 $695,956 47 65 517 $3,315,459 12/14/2015
Bolivia 12/20/2012 $13,312 6 6 30 $123,252 12/14/2015
Brazil 12/21/2012 $0 0 269 754 $4,151,580 12/14/2015
Bulgaria 12/28/2012 $15,264 14 16 67 $94,804 12/14/2015
Chile 1/10/2013 $189,282 37 39 255 $1,588,700 12/14/2015
Croatia 1/3/2013 $39,609 15 15 76 $121,675 12/14/2015
Czech Republic 1/31/2013 $54,903 77 77 187 $170,506 12/14/2015
Denmark 1/17/2013 $0 0 81 271 $1,004,538 12/14/2015
Ecuador 1/11/2013 $35,261 16 16 76 $305,931 12/14/2015
Estonia 12/21/2012 $0 0 5 14 $98,750 12/14/2015
Finland 1/4/2013 $58,521 24 24 61 $219,539 12/14/2015
France 11/21/2012 $1,538,409 261 261 962 $4,147,373 12/12/2015
Germany 1/31/2013 $112,701 74 74 142 $286,822 12/14/2015
Greece 1/1/2013 $265,481 46 46 128 $748,586 12/14/2015
Hong Kong 1/10/2013 $444,952 33 33 134 $1,754,802 12/14/2015
Hungary 1/3/2013 $46,848 24 24 120 $128,877 12/14/2015
Iceland 12/21/2012 $4,665 5 6 39 $221,874 12/14/2015
Italy 1/31/2013 $1,756,738 278 305 1051 $4,751,297 12/14/2015
Kenya 3/22/2013 $0 0 6 16 $26,092 12/14/2015
Latvia 10/26/2012 $15,550 3 3 17 $74,909 12/12/2015
Lebanon 12/20/2012 $82,565 13 13 76 $628,204 12/14/2015
Lithuania 10/19/2012 $11,555 3 3 33 $77,731 12/14/2015
Malaysia 1/17/2013 $221,104 47 47 157 $810,683 12/14/2015
Mexico 12/21/2012 $292,722 91 543 4019 $11,119,679 12/14/2015
Netherlands 1/17/2013 $250,966 58 64 415 $1,795,734 12/14/2015
New Zealand 1/24/2013 $157,677 43 44 191 $585,369 12/14/2015
North America 12/21/2012 $143,818 15 886 6013 $19,019,882 9/18/2014
Norway 1/4/2013 $228,934 47 53 238 $1,146,361 12/14/2015
Peru 1/1/2013 $238,126 72 72 263 $966,292 12/14/2015
Philippines 1/23/2013 $65,358 50 50 70 $148,002 12/14/2015
Poland 1/25/2013 $587,504 125 128 572 $2,860,191 12/14/2015
Portugal 1/24/2013 $406,585 60 60 334 $1,499,446 12/14/2015
Romania 1/4/2013 $77,033 30 30 116 $217,257 12/14/2015
Russia (CIS) 2/14/2013 $865,858 500 500 1096 $1,702,551 12/14/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 11/15/2012 $781 6 6 18 $6,735 12/12/2015
Singapore 1/17/2013 $382,475 36 36 100 $894,022 12/14/2015
Slovakia 1/31/2013 $16,232 22 22 34 $31,105 12/14/2015
Slovenia 1/3/2013 $8,836 5 5 15 $21,231 12/14/2015
South Africa 3/1/2013 $40,321 23 24 47 $91,110 12/14/2015
South Korea 1/17/2013 $1,906,953 408 408 650 $3,761,009 12/14/2015
Spain 10/11/2012 $11,569,306 638 643 6031 $54,536,668 12/14/2015
Sweden 3/8/2013 $64,683 20 29 87 $249,114 12/14/2015
Switzerland 11/21/2012 $53,659 10 40 101 $317,079 12/14/2015
Taiwan 2/1/2013 $91,466 31 38 147 $1,375,094 12/14/2015
Thailand 11/29/2012 $300,072 79 79 204 $884,435 12/13/2015
Turkey 12/28/2012 $89,696 45 45 132 $260,561 12/14/2015
United Arab Emirates 12/20/2012 $175,988 28 28 71 $823,415 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 1/1/2013 $6,555,610 372 399 2373 $19,841,044 12/14/2015
Uruguay 1/4/2013 $24,426 7 8 47 $196,597 12/14/2015
Venezuela 12/21/2012 $0 0 66363 173228 $2,231,335 12/14/2015
Vietnam 1/4/2013 $83,457 28 28 28 $83,457 12/13/2015
Rest of World $11,076,779
Worldwide Total$169,590,606 12/14/2015

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Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Oaklee Pendergast    Simon
Marta Etura    Simone
Sonke Mohring    Karl
Geraldine Chaplin    Old Woman
Ploy Jindachot    Caregiver
Jomjai 'Maew' Sae-Limh    Red Cross Nurse
Johan Sundberg    Daniel
Jan Sundberg    Daniel's Father
La-Orng Thongruang    Old Thai Man
Tor Klathaley    Young Thai Man
Douglas Johansson    Mr. Benstrom
Emilio Riccardi    Morten Bernstrom
Vorarat Jutakeo    Doctor in Stackroom
Karun Konsaman    Young Nurse in Stockroom
Nicola Harrison    Woman in Charge of Simon and Thomas
John Albasiny    Oliver Tudpole
Gitte Witt    Norwegian Patient
Bruce Blain    American Tourist
Cecilia Arnold    American Tourist's Wife
Peter Tuinstra    American Tourist on Orchid Roof
Esther Davis    Volunteer in Children's Tent
Dominic Power    Tourist Near the Orchid
Sarinrat 'Jia' Thomas    Operating Nurse
Keerati 'Oak' Sivakuae    Orchid Male Employee
Vipavee Charoenpura    Woman in Children's Minibus
Laura Power    Young Nurse in Airplane
Kovit Wattanakul    Henry's Pick-up Driver
Zoe Popham    Tourist in Henry's Pick-up
Danai Thiangdham    Tourist in Henry's Pick-up
Ronnie Eide    Tourist in Henry's Pick-up
Bonnie Zellerbach*    Tourists at Bus Station
Ulf Pilblad*    Tourist at Bus Station
Franky Gun    Tourist at Bus Station
Giovani Agresti    Tourist Looking for Francesca
Georgina Baert    Person Looking for Relatives
David Bruce    Person Looking for Relatives
Natalia Lorence    Person Looking for Relatives
Sverre Golten    Person Looking for Relatives
Clare Louise Plunkett    Person Looking for Relatives
Raphael Dewaerseghers    Naked Man
Pisamai 'Som' Pakdeevijit    Thai Family in Stockroom
Aratchaporn Satead    Thai Family in Stockroom
Jakapong Srichaem    Thai Family in Stockroom
Simon Blyberg    Ferdinand
Christopher Byrd    Dieter
Namfon Pakee    Orchid Female Employee
Georgina Winters    Patient in Takua Pa Hospital
Dina Kiseleva    Patient in Takua Pa Hospital
Tan Daniel Demir    Patient in Takua Pa Hospital
Krittanai 'Beer' Yongtrakull    Emergency Nurse
Takashi Hasegawa    Japanese Tourist
Kristen Mandel    Redheaded Woman
Sam Holland    Kid in Tent
Harry Holland    Kid in Tent
Mara Garcia Garcia    Kid in Car

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

Production and Technical Credits

Sergio G. Sanchez    Screenwriter
Maria Belon    Story Creator
Belen Atienza    Producer
Alvaro Augustin    Producer
Enrique Lopez Lavigne    Producer
Ghislain Barrois    Producer
Sandra Hermida    Executive Producer
Javier Ugarte    Executive Producer
Jamie Oriz de Artinano    Delegate Producer
Oscar Faura    Director of Photography
Eugenio Caballero    Production Designer
Elena Ruiz    Film Editor
Barnat Vilapana    Film Editor
Fernando Velazquez    Music Composed & Conduction By
Shaheen Baig    Casting By
Oriol Tarrago    Sound Designer
Peter Glossop    Sound Mixer
Sparka Lee Hall    Costume Designer
Anna Bingemann    Costume Designer
Maria Reyes    Costume Designer
Alessandro Bergonzoni    Make Up
Sarah Love    Key Hair Stylist
Felix Berges    Visual Effects Supervisor
Pau Costa    Special Effects Supervisor
David Marti    Special Make-up Effects
Montse Ribe    Special Make-up Effects