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The Understudy (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,036Details
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Terminally unemployed, dating challenged Rebecca thinks she's scored her big break on Broadway by landing a job with the fickle Ian helping him manage the darling diva Simone. Instead of a dream job, Rebecca finds herself scrubbing floors while careening from one disastrous relationship to the next. When Simone confronts her, she "accidentally" shoves her down a flight of stairs. Suddenly a star is born as Rebecca takes over, but then a bigger Diva is brought in, The Great Greta. What to do? Kill your way to the top...


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,601-13,700) 13,621 $17,036
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,601-18,700) 18,611 $17,036
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,056 $17,036

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Indican Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Performing Arts, Boss From Hell, Accidental Death, Big Break, Broadway
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Mansion Pictutes
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 39th Weekend Limited Release 69 $996 Dec 7, 2012 269
Biggest 36th Weekend Limited Release 74 $1,510 Nov 16, 2012 248

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Kelli Giddish    Simone
Richard Kind    Ian
Reiko Aylesworth    Kinsky
Gloria Reuben    Greta
Aasif Mandvi    Sarfras
Paul Sparks    Bobby
Tom Wopat    Detective Jones

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Production and Technical Credits

Carl Davis    Composer
Joe Foley    Cinematographer
Kate Eales    Editor
Deana Sidney    Production Designer

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/16 87 $2,296   2 $1,148   $2,296 1
2012/03/30 101 $630   1 $630   $8,669 3
2012/11/16 87 $1,510   2 $755   $14,632 36
2012/12/07 97 $996   1 $996   $17,036 39

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/11/16 92 $2,314   2 $1,157   $15,436 36
2012/12/07 105 $996   1 $996   $17,036 39

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