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Red Lights (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,521Details
International Box Office $14,469,363Details
Worldwide Box Office $14,518,884
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $799,441 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $341,920 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,141,361
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Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson and Tom Buckley debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls "red lights," the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the powerful Silver. Determined to discredit Silver, Buckley and his star student use every tool at their disposal to uncover the truth behind the charismatic, spoon-bending, mind reader. But Buckley is forced to reexamine his own core beliefs as his quest builds to a mind-blowing conclusion in this taut psychological thriller from award-winning writer and director Rodrigo Cortés.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,700,000
Domestic Releases: July 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Alchemy
Video Release: October 2nd, 2012 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2224, 5/23/2012)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Paranormal Investigation, Psychics, Surprise Twist, Blindness, Terminal Illness
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Parlay Films, Nostromo Pictures, Cindy Cowan Entertainment, Antena 3 Films, Televisio de Catalunya, Instituto de la Cinematographia y Artes Audiovisuales, Institut Catala de lese Industries
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Tom Buckley
   Margaret Matheson
   Simon Silver
   Paul Shackleton
   Sally Owen

Supporting Cast

Joely Richardson    Monica Hansen
Craig Roberts    Ben
Leonardo Sbaraglia    Leonardo Palladino
Adriane Lenox    Nina

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Production and Technical Credits

Rodrigo Cortes    Screenwriter
Rodrigo Cortes    Editor
Adrian Guerra    Producer
Rodrigo Cortes    Producer
Cindy Cowan    Executive Producer
Irving Cowan    Executive Producer
Lisa Wilson    Executive Producer
Christina Piovesan    Co-Producer
Manuel Monzon    Co-Producer

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

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July 17th, 2012

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July 13th, 2012

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/07/13 59 $10,340   2 $5,170   $10,340 1
2012/07/20 70 $2,648 -74% 2 $1,324   $17,156 2
2012/07/27 85 $1,372 -48% 1 $1,372   $20,161 3
2012/08/03 54 $14,613 +965% 18 $812   $35,593 4
2012/08/10 74 $5,393 -63% 8 $674   $49,521 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/07/13 60 $14,508   2 $7,254   $14,508 1
2012/07/20 70 $4,281 -70% 2 $2,141   $18,789 2
2012/07/27 81 $2,191 -49% 1 $2,191   $20,980 3
2012/08/03 58 $23,148 +957% 18 $1,286   $44,128 4
2012/08/10 74 $5,393 -77% 8 $674   $49,521 5

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/7/20122212,281 12,281$159,776$159,7761

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/7/2012208,893 8,893$133,311$133,3111

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