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Tomorrow When the War Began (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,936Details
International Box Office $13,400,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,404,936
Further financial details...

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An action thriller that follows the journey of eight high school friends in an Australian coastal town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by an invasion that no one saw coming.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 24th, 2012 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
MPAA Rating: R for some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2206, 1/18/2012)
Running Time: 103 minutes
Franchise: Tomorrow, When the War Began
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Keywords: Coming of Age, War, Cliffhanger Ending, Resistance Fighter, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration, Epilogue, Guerilla Warfare, Invented Language, Rescue
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Omnilab Media Group, Screen Australia, Paramount Pictures, Ambience Entertainment
Production Countries: Australia

Lead Ensemble Members


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Production and Technical Credits

Stuart Beattie    Screenwriter
John Marsden    Based on the novel by.
Michael Boughen    Producer
Andrew Mason    Producer
Peter D. Graves    Executive Producer
Christopher Mapp    Executive Producer
Matthew Street    Executive Producer
David Whealy    Executive Producer
Ben Nott    Cinematographer
Marcus D'Arcy    Editor
Reinhold Heil    Composer

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

Per Theater Chart is Getting Bloody

February 28th, 2012

It was another slow week on the per theater chart with no film topping $10,000. The closest any film got was The Forgiveness of Blood with an average of $8,908 in three theaters. Goon's opening is also worth noting, as it made $1.27 million in 258 theaters in Canada. It is very rare for a Canadian film to open in more than a handful of theaters, while opening with more than $1 million almost never happens. It would be nice if the film could replicate this success in the States, but it is monstrously unlikely. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 28th, 2012

February 27th, 2012

There are not a lot of new releases this week, but it includes four-time Oscar winner Hugo. The DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Blu-ray Combo are clearly contenders for Pick of the Week, but so is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: The Friendship Express. I'm going with the former, but it is close. More...

Limited Releases: Goon Looks to Ice Competition

February 24th, 2012

After a couple weeks of Oscar nominated films coming out in limited release, it is literally Oscar week. Fans of art house films will likely be distracted with award ceremonies, so it is no real surprise that there are not that many limited releases. The film I'm most interested in seeing is Goon, but if you don't live in Canada, you will have to wait till the 30th of March to see it. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/24 82 $3,172   10 $317   $3,172 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/24 - $884   10 $88   $884 1
2012/02/25 - $1,375 +56% 10 $138   $2,259 2
2012/02/26 - $913 -34% 10 $91   $3,172 3
2012/02/27 - $615 -33% 10 $62   $3,787 4
2012/02/28 - $552 -10% 10 $55   $4,339 5
2012/02/29 - $597 +8% 10 $60   $4,936 6

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/02/24 81 $4,936   10 $494   $4,936 1

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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