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(2012)

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The most pirated movie in 2012 (approx. 8,720,000 downloads).
When the camera catches the young lady urinating, she gestures for it to shoo away. According to a popular Internet rumor, the lady was urinating in a corner due to a lack of bathrooms on the set, and was irritated by this violation of her privacy. Only by paying her an extra amount of money were the editors allowed to use the footage in the film. However, her expression is ambiguous, and she almost appears to be smiling or laughing while gesturing the camera away from her body function.
Some of the footage was shot by the cast with cell phones, Flip, iPhone and Blackberry phones that were handed out by the crew. Over 10 hours of footage was recorded mostly due to the cast continuously recording.
Loosely based on the house party of Corey Worthington (Delaney) in Australia. The then-teenager posted the address of his house party on MySpace, attracting around 500 people and caused over $20,000 in property damage. His party attracted journalists and was widely disliked by the public, having been assaulted by a group of teenagers after the events.
All the teenagers including the extras, in the party were at the age of 18 or older.
Although the party seems to have more than a thousand people attending, only around 200 extras were used during filming.
Project X was a tentative title until it became official.
Many of the minor antics in the party were improvised by the extras, including the girl getting caught urinating because she actually had to urinate.
Outgrossed its production budget by $9 million on its first weekend of release.
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Thomas Mann is one of the few members of the cast to have prior acting experience. He had to audition seven times before landing the role.
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To create a believable bond between them, lead actors Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown were sent to Disneyland and for a weekend away in Big Bear City in California.
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Filmed over a period of five weeks.
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Most of the cast are all first-timers, recruited via an open casting call.
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Writer Michael Bacall worked on the script in the evenings as during the day he was working on the screenplays to 21 Jump Street (2012) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).
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Filmed on a set as opposed to a real neighborhood in order to minimize disruption to the locals. This proved to be a wise move as the set was effectively trashed during production. Nevertheless, nearby locals complained to Burbank police about the noise.
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Director Nima Nourizadeh's background in commercials landed him the job as helmer. He initially moved from London to Los Angeles for what he thought would be a two-week stint on refining the screenplay. He ended up staying for two years.
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Members of the cast were only given pages of the script that featured their characters in order to keep an air of secrecy about the project.
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