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Der müde Tod (1924)

Der müde Tod
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,156Details
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A young woman confronts the personification of Death, in an effort to save the life of her fiancé. Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,001-14,100) 14,049 $12,156
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,501-19,600) 19,506 $12,156

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 6th, 1924 (Limited)
May 20th, 2016 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as Fritz Lang’s Destiny
Video Release: November 7th, 2000 by Image Entertainment Video, released as Fritz Lang’s Destiny
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Death as a Character, Kidnap, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Forbidden Romance, Cross-Dressing, Hauntings
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Decla-Bioscop
Production Countries: Germany

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Lil Dagover    Young Woman
Walter Janssen    Young Man
Hans Sternberg    Mayor
Wilhelm Diegelmann    Doctor
Rudolf Klein Rogge    Derwisch/Girolamo
Paul Biensfeldt    Ahi
Eduard von Winterstein    Kalif
Georg John    Bettler
Paul Rehkopf    Kuester

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Production and Technical Credits

Erich Pommer    Producer
Fritz Lang    Screenwriter
Thea Von Harbou    Screenwriter
Erich Nitzschmann    Cinematographer
Herrmann Saalfrank    Cinematographer
Fritz Arno Wagner    Cinematographer
Robert Herlth    Art Director
Walter Rohrig    Art Director
Hermann Warm    Art Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/05/20 84 $2,334   1 $2,334   $2,334 1
2016/06/03 86 $413   1 $413   $5,663 3
2016/06/10 93 $540 +31% 1 $540   $6,203 4
2016/07/29 89 $722   1 $722   $7,368 11
2016/08/19 102 $366   1 $366   $12,156 14

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/05/20 79 $5,250   1 $5,250   $5,250 1
2016/06/03 101 $413   1 $413   $5,663 3
2016/06/10 104 $540 +31% 1 $540   $6,203 4
2016/07/29 107 $722   1 $722   $7,368 11
2016/08/19 113 $366   1 $366   $12,156 14