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Playback (2012)

Playback poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $264Details
International Box Office $54,681Details
Worldwide Box Office $54,945
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While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
International Releases: March 7th, 2013 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
Video Release: May 8th, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, sexual content/nudity and some teen partying.
(Rating bulletin 2198, 11/16/2011)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Corrupt Cops, Possessed, Demons, Teenage Slasher, Sex Crimes, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Filmed By a Character, Prologue, Split Screen, Amatuer Filmmakers, Sexual Fetishism, Voyeurism, Orphan, Adopted Family, Confined to a Wheelchair, Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Frank Lyons

Supporting Cast

Ambyr Childers    Riley
Toby Hemingway    Quinn
Jonathan Keltz    Nate
Jennifer Missoni    Dee Dee
Daryl Mitchell    Wylie
Johnny Pacar    Julian
Alessandra Torresani    Brianna

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Production and Technical Credits

Michael Nickles    Screenwriter
John M. Bennett    Producer
Lawrence Robbins    Producer
Randall Emmett    Producer
George Furla    Producer
Marc J. Leder    Executive Producer
Chris Heldman    Executive Producer
John Dalton    Executive Producer
Mark Peterson    Cinematographer
Ryan Dadd    Co-Producer
Stephen Murray    Co-Producer
Ellen Goldwasser    Editor

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 8th, 2012

May 7th, 2012

It's yet another very slow week on the home market. Boy, I feel like a broken record saying that every week, but it is true. It's especially true this week, as I'm having trouble picking out any release that is worth of Pick of the Week. In the end I went with a Doctor Who release. There are three of them coming out this week, but Story 153: The Happiness Patrol is the only one that is truly good, as opposed to the other two, which are weak installments that have a few fans that defend them. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Playback

May 6th, 2012

Playback is a horror film that opened in limited release in March. As I've said many times, horror films rarely do well in limited release. It also opened Video on Demand ahead of its theatrical release, so expectations were low at the box office. They weren't as low as $264. Is the movie really that bad? Or will fans of the genre find something worth checking out here? 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...

Friends with Limited Releases

March 9th, 2012

There are plenty of limited releases on this week's list, including a couple that earned some strong pre-release buzz. One of these, Friends with Kids is opening in close to 400 theaters, which is a huge amount for a limited release. It will certainly be the biggest limited release at the box office, but I'm not sure how well it will do on the per theater chart. There are a few films earning amazing reviews, including Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Footnote, and Sound of Noise. I'm not sure any have what it takes to expand significantly, but hopefully at least one of them will find a receptive audience in limited release. More...

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Arab Emirates 3/7/2013 $34,888 10 10 10 $54,681 12/14/2015
International Total$54,681 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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