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Upside Down (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $102,118Details
International Box Office $26,284,921Details
Worldwide Box Office $26,387,039
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,685,111 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,370,890 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $3,056,001
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  8. Trailer


Ever since Adam and Eden fell in love as teens, their bond has faced astronomical odds. The pair are separated not just by social class and a political system bent on keeping them apart, but also by a freak planetary condition: they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions-he on the poverty-stricken planet below, she on the wealthy, exploitative world above. Their budding but illicit romance screeches to a tragic halt when interplanetary-border patrol agents catch them and Eden suffers an apparently fatal fall. But when, ten years later, Adam learns she is alive and working at a vast corporation whose towering headquarters connects their planets, he sets out on a dangerous quest to infiltrate the company and the upper world to reconnect with her. UPSIDE DOWN is a romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,176 $102,118
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,397 $26,284,921
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,933 $26,387,039
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,040 $102,118

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 15th, 2013 (Limited) by Alchemy
International Releases: August 23rd, 2012 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
August 23rd, 2012 (Wide) (Ukraine)
September 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Poland)
September 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
October 9th, 2012 (Wide) (Taiwan)
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Video Release: June 25th, 2013 by Alchemy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2255, 1/16/2013)
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: False Identity, Romance, Cross-Class Romance, Faulty Memory, Inventor
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Upside Down Films, Onyx Films, Transfilm Intl., Studio 37, Kinologic Films, Jouror Productions, France 2 Cinema, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, France Television
Production Countries: Canada,

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Kirsten Dunst    Eden
Timothy Spall    Bob

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

Production and Technical Credits

Juan Diego Solanas    Screenwriter
Claude Leger    Producer
Jonathan Vanger    Producer
Aton Soumache    Producer
Alexis Vonarb    Producer
Dimitri Rassam    Producer
James W. Skotchdopole    Executive Producer
Georges Dayan    Executive Producer
Emile Amzallag    Executive Producer
Phil Hope    Executive Producer
Alex McDowell    Production Designer
Paukl Jutras    Editor
Benoit Charest    Composer
Pierre Gill    Director of Photography

Blu-ray Sales: Holdovers Slay New Releases

September 12th, 2013

There were only three new releases to chart on the June 30th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart, but all three of them reached the top ten. That said, Jack the Giant Killer remained in first place with 90,000 units / $2.24 million over the week for a total of 313,000 units / $7.40 million after two. More...

DVD Sales: Calling New Releases

September 12th, 2013

There was a quartet of new releases spread throughout the June 30th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart. None were major hits, but at least The Call earned first place with 225,000 units / $3.88 million during its first week of release. It was only a midlevel hit at the box office, so this opening is on par with expectations, given the current state of the overall DVD market. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 25th, 2013

June 24th, 2013

It's summer time. Long time readers know what that means for the home market. It's bad news. There are a couple of first-run releases to come out: The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The former was a solid midlevel hit earning more than $50 million on a $13 million budget. The latter bombed. Neither one is a contender for Pick of the Week. There are a couple limited releases that might rise to that level, but I think the best release is Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete Second Season on DVD. Unfortunately, the screener arrived late so I haven't had a chance to review it, and I hate handing out that honor when till after I give the screener a full review. Fortunately, there is a screener that arrived late that is worth that honor: My Neighbor Totoro on Blu-ray. More...

International Box Office: Oz Still Powerful

March 21st, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful remained in first place with $48.2 million on 10,433 screens in 55 markets for totals of $138.6 million internationally and $282.7 million worldwide. The film took top spot in France with a hair under $5.00 million on 620 screens. During its second weekend in Russia, the film added $4.93 million on 1,137 screens for a total of $21.63 million so far. At this pace, it should have no trouble earning a profit. The only question is whether or not it will get there before it reaches the home market. More...

Per Theater Chart: Breaking the Bank

March 20th, 2013

Spring Breakers dominated the per theater chart earning the best per theater average for any film of 2013. It opened with an average of $87,667 in three theaters. Had it opened with a total of $87,667 in three theaters, it would have been a great start. A fellow A24 release, Ginger & Rosa, was next with an average of $14,279, also in three theaters. Somebody Up There Likes Me fell 64%, but still earned a spot in the $10,000 club with $12,310 in its one theater. Oz the Great and Powerful was the final film to earn more than $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $10,545. More...

Limited Releases: Go For Broke

March 15th, 2013

It is a pretty busy week for limited releases with a number of them that could do well. Blancanieves should do well in art house cinemas, but it is too out there for mainstream success. Likewise, From Up on Poppy Hill should draw in fans of Anime, but there are not enough of them to allow the film to expand significantly. Ginger and Rosa has more appeal to mainstream audiences and strong buzz, but its reviews are only good and not great. Spring Breakers is also earning reviews that are good, but not great. However, it has a planned wide opening next week, so unless that falls apart, it will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

International Box Office: Oz Powers Its Way to the Top

March 15th, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful began its international run in first place with $69.2 million on 11,250 screens in 46 markets. It crushed the competition is Russia with $14.65 million on 1,137 screens, but this particular market tends to reward fantasy films. It wasn't quite as strong in the U.K., but still earned first place with $5.53 million on 530 screens. It also topped the charts in Mexico ($5.26 million on 207 screens); in Australia ($4.88 million on 268); in Brazil ($4.39 million 732); Italy ($3.76 million 588); Germany ($3.74 million on 548); and in Spain ($2.62 million on 649). On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Japan with $2.81 million on 584 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.50 million. It could do no better than fourth in South Korea with $1.58 million on 425 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.73 million. It is too soon to tell where it will end up, but this is a good start. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/15 54 $28,722   11 $2,611   $28,722 1
2013/03/22 53 $26,145 -9% 39 $670   $68,143 2
2013/03/29 81 $7,866 -70% 19 $414   $90,916 3
2013/04/05 77 $6,578 -16% 10 $658   $102,118 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/15 54 $41,998   11 $3,818   $41,998 1
2013/03/22 56 $41,052 -2% 39 $1,053   $83,050 2
2013/03/29 81 $12,490 -70% 19 $657   $95,540 3
2013/04/05 89 $6,578 -47% 10 $658   $102,118 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Croatia 2/28/2013 $16,544 16 16 62 $33,187 12/14/2015
Czech Republic 1/31/2013 $60,224 60 60 82 $146,498 12/14/2015
Estonia 3/8/2013 $9,942 4 4 4 $9,942 12/14/2015
Greece 1/1/2013 $137,199 27 27 54 $318,965 12/14/2015
Hong Kong 9/27/2012 $293,629 33 33 95 $750,637 12/12/2015
Italy 2/28/2013 $0 0 108 144 $2,505,307 12/14/2015
Malaysia 12/27/2012 $214,141 50 50 182 $596,112 12/14/2015
Philippines 2/6/2013 $98,537 55 55 55 $98,537 12/14/2015
Poland 9/7/2012 $65,309 78 79 201 $168,461 12/11/2015
Romania 11/2/2012 $75,496 29 29 110 $241,051 12/12/2015
Russia (CIS) 8/23/2012 $2,963,883 1070 1070 1960 $5,064,113 12/11/2015
Singapore 2/14/2013 $84,572 13 13 30 $173,729 12/14/2015
Slovakia 1/31/2013 $18,721 14 14 25 $66,170 12/14/2015
South Korea 11/8/2012 $630,089 308 308 415 $1,091,297 12/12/2015
Spain 4/5/2013 $429,916 267 267 890 $886,506 12/14/2015
Taiwan 10/9/2012 $269,053 65 65 184 $1,257,007 12/12/2015
Thailand 1/10/2013 $0 0 52 58 $654,532 12/14/2015
Ukraine 8/23/2012 $134,959 72 72 232 $349,674 12/12/2015
Vietnam 10/26/2012 $32,425 13 13 22 $61,223 12/12/2015
Rest of World $11,811,973
International Total$26,284,921 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
6/30/20131733,972 33,972$451,488$451,4881
7/7/20133022,701-33% 56,673$294,886$746,3742

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/30/20131024,111 24,111$434,971$434,9711
7/7/20131711,928-51% 36,039$208,619$643,5902

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