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Before Midnight (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,110,621Details
International Box Office $15,141,309Details
Worldwide Box Office $23,251,930
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,963,431 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $359,183 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,322,614
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  4. International
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We meet Celine and Jesse 9 years on. Almost 2 decades have passed since that first meeting on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early 40's in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 24th, 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: May 22nd, 2013 (Wide) (South Korea)
October 24th, 2013 (Wide) (Peru)
November 29th, 2013 (Wide) (South Africa)
Video Release: October 22nd, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content/nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2265, 3/27/2013)
Running Time: 108 minutes
Franchise: Before Sunrise
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Keywords: Screenplay Written By the Star, One Day, Family Vacations, Summer Vacation, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Venture 4th, Castle Rock Entertainment, Faliro House Productions
Production Countries: Greece,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 63 $49,383 May 24, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 72 $49,383 May 24, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 3 $49,383 May 24, 2013 3



Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Richard Linklater
Screenwriter    Julie Delpy
Screenwriter    Ethan Hawke
Producer    Richard Linklater
Producer    Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Producer    Sara Woodhatch
Executive Producer    Jacob Pechenik
Executive Producer    Martin Shafer
Executive Producer    Liz Glotzer
Executive Producer    John Sloss
Editor    Sandra Adair
Composer    Graham Reynolds
Director of Photography    Christos Voudouris

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/24 18 $246,914   5 $49,383   $246,914 3
2013/05/31 14 $404,311 +64% 31 $13,042   $774,083 10
2013/06/07 15 $526,419 +30% 52 $10,123   $1,460,103 17
2013/06/14 13 $1,382,719 +163% 897 $1,541   $3,054,968 24
2013/06/21 14 $901,292 -35% 441 $2,044   $4,618,935 31
2013/06/28 15 $635,468 -29% 290 $2,191   $5,712,759 38
2013/07/19 29 $169,531   107 $1,584   $7,392,490 59
2013/07/26 37 $112,615 -34% 78 $1,444   $7,598,767 66
2013/08/02 33 $160,242 +42% 226 $709   $7,814,792 73
2013/08/09 47 $46,199 -71% 56 $825   $7,940,526 80
2013/08/16 62 $19,200 -58% 23 $835   $7,983,147 87
2013/08/23 55 $18,453 -4% 49 $377   $8,016,064 94
2013/08/30 58 $16,036 -13% 18 $891   $8,046,450 101
2013/09/06 71 $10,450 -35% 16 $653   $8,067,725 108
2013/09/13 66 $10,616 +2% 21 $506   $8,084,232 115
2013/09/20 79 $5,644 -47% 10 $564   $8,095,928 122
2013/09/27 82 $3,350 -41% 6 $558   $8,102,196 129
2013/10/04 101 $1,356 -60% 5 $271   $8,108,527 136
2013/10/11 96 $615 -55% 4 $154   $8,110,621 143

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/24 20 $273,944   5 $54,789   $273,944 7
2013/05/31 14 $563,912 +106% 31 $18,191   $933,684 14
2013/06/07 17 $584,648 +4% 52 $11,243   $1,518,332 21
2013/06/14 13 $2,045,394 +250% 897 $2,280   $3,717,643 28
2013/06/21 14 $1,359,648 -34% 441 $3,083   $5,077,291 35
2013/07/19 30 $263,193   107 $2,460   $7,486,152 63
2013/07/26 37 $168,398 -36% 78 $2,159   $7,654,550 70
2013/08/02 36 $239,777 +42% 226 $1,061   $7,894,327 77
2013/08/09 48 $69,620 -71% 56 $1,243   $7,963,947 84
2013/08/16 57 $33,664 -52% 23 $1,464   $7,997,611 91
2013/08/23 51 $32,803 -3% 49 $669   $8,030,414 98
2013/08/30 60 $26,861 -18% 18 $1,492   $8,057,275 105
2013/09/06 62 $16,341 -39% 16 $1,021   $8,073,616 112
2013/09/13 61 $16,668 +2% 21 $794   $8,090,284 119
2013/09/20 73 $8,562 -49% 10 $856   $8,098,846 126
2013/09/27 72 $8,325 -3% 6 $1,388   $8,107,171 133
2013/10/04 91 $2,835 -66% 5 $567   $8,110,006 140

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Peru 10/24/2013 $0 0 2 3 $60,979 12/13/2015
South Africa 11/29/2013 $11,520 10 10 10 $11,520 12/13/2015
South Korea 5/22/2013 $0 0 35 35 $1,356,402 8/29/2017
Rest of World $13,712,408
International Total$15,141,309 8/29/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/27/20132018,212 18,212$387,733$387,7331

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