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Death Defying Acts

Death Defying Acts Does $8,372,626 Worldwide

The lavish romantic drama Death Defying Acts is set on Harry Houdiniís 1926 tour of Britain and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce, also received a timely bridge loan from Blue Rider. Death Defying Acts launched at the Festival de Cannes in May 2007. It screened at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2007 and at the European Film Market in Germany in February 2008. It opened in Australia on March 13, 2008, in Israel March 20, in South Korea on March 27, in Brazil on March 28, in Spain on April 4, in Greece and Russia on April 24, in Singapore May 8, in Turkey June 6, in the U.S. in a limited (NYC and LA) release on July 11, in U.K. on August 8 and in New Zealand on August 14.

Through July 26, 2009 it had earned $8,388,974 worldwide, including $8,366,961 in 29 foreign markets, but not counting DVD. Biggest territories were Spain ($2,839,345 in 10 weeks), Italy ($1,628,520 in 24 days) South Korea ($800,505 in one month), Australia ($655,731 in five weeks), Mexico ($608,600 in 15 weeks), Russia ($369,208 in a month), Brazil ($339,298 in 14 weeks), Greece ($196,557 in three weeks) and Turkey (where it grossed $138,346 in 100 days). In the US it grossed $5,665 in its first seven days on two screens, through July 17.

It came out on DVD on Oct. 28, 2008, ranked #21 in rentals in its initial week, and by week seven (Dec. 14), it still ranked #45 among all home video rentals.

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