Gothika is a 2003 American supernatural thriller directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and written by Sebastian Gutierrez. Halle Berry plays Dr. Miranda Grey, a psychiatrist in a women's mental hospital who wakes up one day to find herself on the other side of the bars, accused of having murdered her husband and boss Doug. To make matters worse, she is also being tormented by visions of a mutilated young woman. Notable for a strong but under-used supporting cast, including Robert Downey, Jr., Penelope Cruz, Charles S Dutton and Bernard Hill.Gothika was released on November 21, 2003 in North America and Canada, grossing $19,288,438 in the opening weekend and ranking at #2. It went on to gross $59.6 million in the domestic market and $81.8 from foreign markets for a worldwide total of $141.5 million. In comparison with the film's $40m budget, the film was a financial success despite taking something of a beating from the critics.
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