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Wake in Fright (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,458Details
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John Grant is a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba, planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left...


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,101-12,200) 12,185 $49,458
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,001-17,100) 17,076 $49,458
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,002 $49,458
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,409 $49,458

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 5th, 2012 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
Video Release: January 15th, 2013 by Image Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Life in a Small Town, Addiction, Gambling, Hicksploitation, Black Out Drunk
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Australia

Leading Cast

   John Grant

Supporting Cast

Donald Pleasance    Doc Tydon
Chips Rafferty    Jock Crawford
Sylvia Kay    Janette Hynes
Jack Thompson    Dick

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Production and Technical Credits

George Willoughby    Producer
Brian West    Director of Photography
Anthony Buckley    Editor
Niclas Schak    Music
Tin Soheili    Music

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 15th, 2013

January 15th, 2013

It is a rather shallow week on the home market. Taken 2 should come away with an easy win, but after that, there's almost nothing that will reach the top 30 for the week. Also, Taken 2 is not Pick of the Week material. I don't know if there is anything that is truly Pick of the Week material. Wake in Fright comes the closest, but the DVD or Blu-ray is still late, I hate giving this title when I'm still waiting for the screener. More...

Limited Releases: Under the Weather

October 4th, 2012

There are a large number of limited releases on this week's list, but very few have a serious shot at box office success. There are several films with casts with strong name recognition that were earning pre-release buzz, Butter, The Oranges, and The Paperboy, but none of them are earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. Fat Kid Rules the World might be the film with the best chance at mainstream success on this week's list, while Escape Fire might do well for a documentary. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/11/09 102 $714   1 $714   $38,485 6
2012/11/16 84 $1,793 +151% 3 $598   $40,667 7
2012/11/30 96 $358   2 $179   $44,186 9
2012/12/14 81 $2,330   5 $466   $49,458 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/11/09 104 $1,103   1 $1,103   $38,874 6
2012/12/14 91 $2,330   5 $466   $49,458 11

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