Follow us on

The Tall Man (2012)

The Tall Man poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
International Box Office $6,770,790Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,770,790
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $904,627 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $257,681 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,162,308
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


A darkness hovers upon the town of Cold Rock. Children have gone missing over the years leaving neither a clue, nor a witness. Superstitious locals talk of "The Tall Man", a legendary, mysterious dark figure who takes children away never to be seen again. Julia is a nurse living in Cold Rock who doesn't believe in legends. That is, until one night, she wakes with an eerie feeling only to find her son's bed empty. Frantic, she rushes downstairs where she stops dead in her tracks - a huge dark figure stands in the entrance holding her son, David. Driven by pure instinct, Julia rushes after them willing to do whatever it takes to get her son back. The chase is on and with it, the quest for answers. Who is the Tall Man? And what has become of the children?


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time International Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,242 $6,770,790
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,306 $6,770,790
All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,241 $6,770,790
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,193 $6,770,790

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 31st, 2012 (Limited) by Image Entertainment
International Releases: September 5th, 2012 (Wide) (France)
September 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Turkey)
September 21st, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
October 26th, 2012 (Wide) (Taiwan)
January 4th, 2013 (Wide) (Spain)
... Show all releases
Video Release: September 25th, 2012 by Image Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence and terror, and for language.
(Rating bulletin 2227, 6/13/2012)
Running Time: 106 minutes
Comparisons: Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Kidnap, Life in a Small Town, Mute, Widow/Widower, Surprise Twist, Poverty, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Class Warfare, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: SND, Radar Pictures, Minds Eye Entertainment, Forecast Pictures, Highwire Pictures, Iron Ocean Films, M6, Canal Plus
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Julia Denning

Supporting Cast

Jodelle Ferland    Jenny
Stephen McHattie    Lt. Dodd
William B. Davis    Sheriff Chestnut
Samantha Ferris    Tracy
Jakob Davies    David

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

Production and Technical Credits

Pascal Laugier    Screenwriter
Clement Miserez    Producer
Kevin DeWalt    Producer
Jean-Charles Levy    Producer
Scott Kennedy    Producer
Gerard Demaer    Executive Producer
Lisa Donahue    Executive Producer
Mark Montague    Executive Producer
David Cormican    Executive Producer
Nicolas Manuel    Executive Producer
Olivier Piasentin    Executive Producer
Matthieu Warter    Executive Producer
Frank White    Executive Producer
Jessica Biel    Executive Producer
Thierry Desmichelle    Executive Producer
Lionel Uzan    Executive Producer
Steven Schneider    Executive Producer

Blu-ray Sales: Avengers Begin To Rewrite Record Book

October 12th, 2012

The Avengers became one of the best selling Blu-rays of all time after just one week of release. Its opening week sales were outstanding at 3.39 million units / $67.69 million. This was by far the biggest new releases of the week and it crushed the competition on the Blu-ray sales chart. In fact, it was easily the best single week on the chart and places the Blu-ray in the top ten on the all-time list. (More on that next week.) Its opening week Blu-ray share was 62%. I suspect by the end of the Christmas shopping season, a 60% opening week Blu-ray share will be the norm for any major release. More...

DVD Sales: Avengers Earns an A Minus

October 12th, 2012

The Avengers dominated a lengthy list of new releases and sold roughly 20 times the number of DVDs of the second place release on this week's DVD sales chart. It sold 2.09 million units and generated $35.41 million in opening weekend revenue. This is a good start on the home market, but not great compared to the film's theatrical run. In fact, it wasn't even the best opening of the year, as both The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 sold more during their first week of release, and they both had shortened opening weeks. That said, it is already in eighth place for the year and this film did much better on Blu-ray than it did on DVD. More on that very shortly. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012

It's the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season. Starting the rush this year is The Avengers, which broke records at the box office and will likely do the same on the home market. It is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack is the better deal. The only other contender for Pick of the Week is Bond: 50 on Buy from Amazon. However, it's a double-dip... or triple-dip. I've lost count. In the end, I'm going with The Avengers on 3D Combo Pack. It's only $5 more, so it is worth future-proofing. More...

Limited Releases: For a Good Time, Go to a Limited Release

August 31st, 2012

It is a slow week for limited releases. There are six on this week's list, but none of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. In fact, only half are earning overall positive reviews, and that might change for the worse as more reviews come in. (As I'm writing this, two of them are at exactly 60% positive. Last minute update: both of them fell below 60% positive reviews.) The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is earning the best reviews and it was a massive hit in its native China, but it will likely struggle here. There are plans to expand For a Good Time, Call... on the 7th and the 14th of September, but while I want to see this film more than the rest of the new releases, I have my doubts it will expand significantly. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
France 9/5/2012 $1,385,361 214 214 1037 $4,532,359 12/12/2015
Italy 9/21/2012 $241,424 106 106 178 $461,220 12/11/2015
Mexico 4/19/2013 $63,392 60 60 94 $116,146 12/14/2015
Spain 1/4/2013 $432,968 217 223 715 $1,116,349 12/14/2015
Taiwan 10/26/2012 $21,430 20 20 33 $48,811 12/12/2015
Turkey 9/7/2012 $85,549 35 35 202 $367,073 12/12/2015
United Arab Emirates 1/10/2013 $84,849 24 24 28 $128,832 12/14/2015
International Total$6,770,790 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/30/20121923,789 23,789$251,212$251,2121

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/30/2012207,531 7,531$116,648$116,6481

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at