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Mental (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,669Details
International Box Office $4,368,290Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,385,959
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The Moochmore girls are all certain they suffer from some sort of mental illness, because if they're not crazy they're just unpopular. The combination of Shirley's five rambunctious daughters and her philandering husband Barry becomes too much for her to bear and she is committed to a mental institution. Barry, a small time politician is left to take care of five girls who he barely knows. Overwhelmed, he impulsively picks up Shaz, a colorful hitchhiker on the side of the road, and installs her as the girls' nanny. Shaz is charismatic, hot tempered, inspiring, and completely nuts. However she proves to be exactly what the Moochmore family needs.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 29th, 2013 (Limited) by Dada Films
International Releases: October 4th, 2012 (Wide) (Australia)
October 24th, 2012 (Wide) (New Zealand)
November 16th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: June 4th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Mental Illness, Dysfunctional Family, Political, Autobiographical, Inspired by a True Story, Infidelity, Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Screen Australia, Zucker Productions, Story Bridge Films
Production Countries: Australia

Lead Ensemble Members


Supporting Cast

Kerry Fox    Nancy
Caroline Goodall    Doris
Deborah Mailman    Sandra
Lily Sullivan    Coral
Sam Clark    Trout

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Production and Technical Credits

P.J. Hogan    Screenwriter
Janet Zucker    Producer
Jerry Zucker    Producer
Todd Fellman    Producer
Jocelyn Moorhouse    Producer
Gary Hamilton    Executive Producer
Bryce Menzies    Executive Producer
Lee Soon Kie    Executive Producer
Roger Savage    Co-Executive Producer
Jill Bilcock    Co-Executive Producer
Donald M. McAlpine    Director of Photography
Jill Bilcock    Editor
Graham 'Grace' Walker    Production Designer
Tim Chappel    Costume Designer
Michael Yezerski    Composer
Yvonne Collins    Line Producer
Sean Gesell    Co-Producer
Bonnie Greenberg    Executive Music Producer
Ben West    Visual Effects Supervisor
Christine King    Casting Director

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 4th, 2013

June 4th, 2013

It's a typical summer week on the home market with a good mix of first run releases and some summer TV shows coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. There are certainly some releases that are worth picking up, but nothing that will set sell records. Overall, it is solid, but unspectacular. There were a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Breaking Bad: Season Five on DVD or Blu-ray, but it is a split-season release and I'm not happy with the price-per-minute. By comparons, The Newsroom: Season One, which comes out next week, is nearly twice as long but only 25% more money. Brooklyn Castle is another contender; however, while its DVD is certainly worth picking up, I'm not sure it will have wide enough appeal. In the end, I went with Warm Bodies. It may seem like a strange choice, but it is still one of the best wide releases of the year and the DVD and the Blu-ray are loaded with extras. More...

Per Theater Chart: Needing a Bigger Place

April 2nd, 2013

There was a huge selection of films in the $10,000 club, led by The Place Beyond the Pines, which earned an average of $69,864 in four theaters. This is the second-best per theater average for the year thus far, behind only Spring Breakers. Space Station rose back to the $10,000 club with $15,301 in two theaters. This film has amazing legs, even compared to other IMAX films, and pops into the $10,000 from time to time. Room 237 opened with an average of $14,847 in two theaters. This is a good start, but as a documentary its potential to expand is very limited. The overall box office leader, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, earned an average of $10,891 over the three-day portion of its opening weekend. Renoir was right behind with an average of $10,866 in six theaters. Temptation also managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,572. More...

Limited Releases: Going Mental for Limited Releases

March 29th, 2013

It's kind of a mixed week when it comes to limited releases. There are quite a few of them, but not many that have good reviews and strong buzz. The best of these is Blancanieves, which I thought opened previously. There are some with good reviews and some with buzz, but not a lot that scream hit. The Place Beyond the Pines probably has the best chance at hitting major milestones. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/29 75 $9,804   12 $817   $9,804 1
2013/04/05 109 $750 -92% 1 $750   $17,346 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/29 74 $16,596   12 $1,383   $16,596 1
2013/04/05 115 $1,073 -94% 1 $1,073   $17,669 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/4/2012 $1,135,578 269 269 1032 $4,122,184 12/12/2015
New Zealand 10/24/2012 $0 0 34 49 $149,634 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 11/16/2012 $20,725 92 92 92 $20,725 12/12/2015
Rest of World $75,747
International Total$4,368,290 12/12/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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