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Super (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $327,716Details
International Box Office $266,217Details
Worldwide Box Office $593,933
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,145,405 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $311,902 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,457,307
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


When sad-sack loser Frank sees his ex-addict wife willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer, he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But soon he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie, the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife. Therules were written a long time ago: You are not supposed to molest children, cut lines or key cars; if you do, prepare to face the wrath of the Crimson-Bolt!


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,401-9,500) 9,468 $327,716
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,201-8,300) 8,255 $266,217
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,101-12,200) 12,128 $593,933
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,681 $327,716

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,500,000
Domestic Releases: April 1st, 2011 (Limited) by IFC Films
Video Release: August 9th, 2011 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2177, 6/22/2011)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Secret Identity, Mental Illness, Relationships Gone Wrong, Revenge, Gangs, Organized Crime, Narcotics, Vigilante
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Cold Iron Pictures, HanWay Films, This is That, Ambush Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Frank Darbo

Supporting Cast

Ellen Page    Libby
Liv Tyler    Sarah
Kevin Bacon    Jacques

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

Production and Technical Credits

Miranda Bailey    Producer
Ted Hope    Producer
Rainn Wilson    Executive Producer
Lampton Enochs    Executive Producer
Matthew Leutwyler    Executive Producer
Amanda Marshall    Co-Producer
James Gunn    Screenwriter
Mary Matthews    Costume Designer
Cara Silverman    Editor
William Elliott    Production Designer
Steve Gainer    Cinematographer
Tyler Bates    Composer

Blu-ray Sales: Parrots Hold Off Alien Invasion

August 24th, 2011

Despite six new releases in the top ten on the Blu-ray sales chart this past week, Rio was able to remain on top with 261,000 units / $7.30 million over the week and 1.29 million units / $28.67 million after two. More...

DVD Sales: Rio Remains Perched on Top

August 24th, 2011

New releases were particularly weak this past week, and none of them were able to unseat Rio on the DVD sales chart. It sold an additional 636,000 units and generated $9.53 million more dollars in sales, pushing its running tallies to 2.27 million units and $34.01 million. It is already in six place for 2011 (fifth place if you don't count Despicable Me, which was released in 2010). More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 9th, 2011

August 9th, 2011

This week's list is highly frustrating for two reasons. Firstly, while there's a pretty big list of first-run releases, many of which had some pre-release buzz, almost none of them matched expectations. Secondly, my internet access kept cutting out, so it took till 4:30 a.m. to get this done, and by the end I was swearing nearly constantly. (Even 15 minutes of the Smooth Jazz Nyan Cat wasn't enough to calm my nerves.) Moving on... There were two main contenders for Pick of the Week, Paul on Blu-ray and Stargate: Atlantis: Complete Series Megaset on Blu-ray. In the end I went with the latter, partially because the screener for the former hasn't shown up yet. More...

Four Hops to the Top of the Per Theater Chart

April 5th, 2011

The Four Times led a group of three films that topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this week with $16,192 in its lone theater. My Perestroika was next with $13,498, also in one theater. Meanwhile, the overall box office leader, Hop, was the final member of the $10,000 club with an average of $10,490. More...

These are Limited Releases?

April 1st, 2011

Normally limited releases open in only a couple theaters and even six theaters is quite a lot compared to the average. However, this weekend, we have a film opening in nearly a dozen theaters, another opening in a few dozen theaters, and even one opening in more than 100 theaters. It's always risky to open a film in that many theaters, and to make matters worse, most of the films opening in limited release this week are not earning spectacular reviews. But let's hope we have continued success on the limited release front. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/04/01 47 $46,549   11 $4,232   $46,549 1
2011/04/08 53 $29,000 -38% 15 $1,933   $92,145 2
2011/04/15 48 $38,456 +33% 26 $1,479   $145,685 3
2011/04/22 50 $47,915 +25% 38 $1,261   $210,721 4
2011/04/29 57 $35,695 -26% 38 $939   $268,840 5
2011/05/06 71 $16,219 -55% 30 $541   $300,840 6
2011/05/13 89 $4,979 -69% 15 $332   $315,505 7
2011/05/20 92 $3,523 -29% 11 $320   $322,157 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/04/01 49 $63,145   11 $5,740   $63,145 1
2011/04/08 52 $44,084 -30% 15 $2,939   $107,229 2
2011/04/15 46 $55,577 +26% 26 $2,138   $162,806 3
2011/04/22 47 $70,339 +27% 38 $1,851   $233,145 4
2011/04/29 57 $51,476 -27% 38 $1,355   $284,621 5
2011/05/06 69 $25,905 -50% 30 $864   $310,526 6
2011/05/13 87 $8,108 -69% 15 $541   $318,634 7
2011/05/20 96 $5,504 -32% 11 $500   $324,138 8

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/14/20111627,459 27,459$288,045$288,0451

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/14/2011820,136 20,136$311,902$311,9021

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