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Snowtown (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,452Details
International Box Office $292,724Details
Worldwide Box Office $301,176
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Elizabeth Harvey is raising her three boys in Adelaide’s poor northern suburbs. After her latest boyfriend displays pedophilic tendencies she takes up with a new man, hoping for security but instead winds up welcoming an even more vicious predator into her home. John Bunting is the moral compass among a circle of friends who hold self-appointed neighborhood watch meetings at the kitchen table. Fueled by cigarettes and beer they cast judgments on those living around them. Bunting takes Elizabeth’s son Jamie under his wing. In a mix of misdirected hero worship and terror, Jamie becomes an accomplice to a spree of torture and murder.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,401-14,500) 14,448 $8,452
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,409 $292,724
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,601-13,700) 13,642 $301,176
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,732 $8,452

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Midnight, released as The Snowtown Murders
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Sex Crimes, Serial Killer, Inspired by a True Story, LGBT, Cross-Dressing
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Screen Australia, Warp Films Australia, Film Victoria, South Australian Film Corp., Adelaide Film Festival, Omnilab Media Group
Production Countries: Australia

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Daniel Henshall    John Bunting
Louise Harris    Elizabeth Harvey

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Production and Technical Credits

Anna McLeish    Producer
Sarah Shaw    Producer
Robin Gutch    Executive Producer
Mark Herbert    Executive Producer
Shaun Grant    Screenwriter
Shaun Grant    Story Creator
Justin Kurzel    Story Creator
Debi Marshall    Inspired by the book "Killing for Pleasure"
Andrew McGarry    The Snowtown Murders
Adam Arkapaw    Cinematographer
Veronika Jenet    Editor
Frank Lipson    Sound Designer
Jed Kurzel    Composer
Fiona Crombie    Production Designer
Alice Badidge    Costume Designer
Fiona Crombie    Costume Designer
Allison Meadows    Casting Director

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March 7th, 2012

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March 2nd, 2012

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/02 98 $1,273   1 $1,273   $1,273 1
2012/03/09 100 $1,996 +57% 2 $998   $3,878 2
2012/03/16 93 $1,548 -22% 3 $516   $8,012 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/02 94 $1,882   1 $1,882   $1,882 1
2012/03/09 94 $4,582 +143% 2 $2,291   $6,464 2
2012/03/16 92 $1,988 -57% 3 $663   $8,452 3

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