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Before Midnight (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,110,621Details
International Box Office $15,266,352Details
Worldwide Box Office $23,376,973
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,912,080 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $326,467 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,238,547
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
98% - Certified Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

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: 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
Genre:Drama
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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,245 $615 Oct 11, 2013 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,286 $1,356 Oct 4, 2013 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,265 $3,350 Sep 27, 2013 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,365 $5,644 Sep 20, 2013 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,426 $10,616 Sep 13, 2013 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,683 $10,450 Sep 6, 2013 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,756 $16,036 Aug 30, 2013 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,958 $18,453 Aug 23, 2013 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,210 $19,200 Aug 16, 2013 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,035 $46,199 Aug 9, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,338 $160,242 Aug 2, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,922 $112,615 Jul 26, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,841 $169,531 Jul 19, 2013 59
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,002 $635,468 Jun 28, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,341 $901,292 Jun 21, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,588 $1,382,719 Jun 14, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,110 $526,419 Jun 7, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,691 $404,311 May 31, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,296 $246,914 May 24, 2013 3

Cast

   Jesse
   Celine

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
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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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
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
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
 
Rest of World $15,193,853
 
International Total$15,266,352 12/13/2015

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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