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As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

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As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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22 February 2013 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$8,189,166 (USA) (22 February 2013)

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$17,411,930 (USA) (17 May 2013)
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Trivia

J.K. Simmons was cast at very short notice for his key cameo of Pollard. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Lacy locks the sliding-glass door by moving the lock switch up. The next morning Daniel locks the slider by moving the lock switch up. Later Lacy locks the slider by moving the lock switch down. See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: Two possibilities exist... Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. - Arthur C. Clarke
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Referenced in Face Off: Cosmic Conspiracy (2014) See more »

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Days
Written by Jonathan Pierce (as Jonny Pierce) and Connor Hanwick
Performed by The Drums
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A movie about alien encounters, which will become a classic.
7 February 2014 | by (Jonkoping, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This really was the best alien-movie i have ever seen. There was lot of things happening throughout the whole movie, and i never got bored. It also feature a few surprises which at least i could not see coming, and the ending came totally out of the blue.

I would recommend this movie to anybody looking for a good and entertaining movie, which will send numerous chills down their spines. But i do think that even the most serious watchers of movies about alien invasions and such (not talking Will Smith now), will find this film quite entertaining.

It puts stuff in your mind you probably will want to get rid of as soon as possible, and it definitely gives pictures to the worst nightmare that could happen to parents.


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