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Before Sunset (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,792,822Details
International Box Office $5,500,968
Worldwide Box Office $11,293,790
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
91% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 2nd, 2004 (Limited) by Warner Independent
Video Release: November 9th, 2004 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Before Sunrise
Comparisons: vs. Everybody Wants Some
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Keywords: Romance, Delayed Sequel
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,261 $17,590 Oct 22, 2004 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,561 $14,723 Oct 15, 2004 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,659 $20,712 Oct 8, 2004 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,746 $30,521 Oct 1, 2004 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,672 $54,143 Sep 24, 2004 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,366 $119,867 Sep 17, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,501 $133,484 Sep 10, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,198 $255,711 Sep 3, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,093 $129,394 Aug 27, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,187 $171,309 Aug 20, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,337 $234,820 Aug 13, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,635 $323,466 Aug 6, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,936 $459,263 Jul 30, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,491 $522,434 Jul 23, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,041 $581,261 Jul 16, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,593 $484,967 Jul 9, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,384 $219,425 Jul 2, 2004 3

Cast

Ethan Hawke    Jesse
Julie Delpy    Celine

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 18th, 2013

June 18th, 2013

It's another typical summer week on the home market. That is to say, it's a bad week on the home market. There are several first-run releases, the biggest of which was Jack the Giant Killer, which bombed at the box office. There are some limited releases that help the overall quality, but it is still a bad week. As far as Pick of the Week candidates go, Quartet on DVD or Blu-ray is the best choice. One could argue it is the only choice, but there are three Criterion Collection releases that are worth checking out, as well as some horror films, both old and new, that should please genre fans. On a side note, there are six Disney Channel releases on this week's list. That's a little strange. More...

Sideways Eternally Grateful to the WGA

February 20th, 2005

The Annual Writers Guild Awards held their 57th annual awards on Saturday. Among the more than a dozen awards handed out were three for theatrical releases, including the inaugural award for best documentary, (which had been handed out earlier.) More...

DVD Releases for February 8, 2005

February 7th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section including this week's winner, which we'll get to in a moment. This week is further evidence in the power of the growing TV on DVD market. There are nine shows making their debut on DVD. All-in-all there are 537 DVDs being released tomorrow, but it seems like 500 of them are re-releases. There was so much that any real gem was buried under an avalanche of dreck. Nothing stood out as a must have, but two limited releases, Before Sunset - Buy from Amazon and Robot Stories - Buy from Amazon are worth a rental. More...

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

It Has Begun!

December 2nd, 2004

That's right, it's officially award season as the IFP Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominees. This year the leader of the pack was Sideways, which was nominated 6 times. Topping the list of studios was Fox Searchlight with 14 nominations. More...

DVD Releases for November 9, 2004

November 8th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the nominees for the DVD Pick of the Week, which we'll get to in a second. This was a strange week, there was only one first run release, a few limited releases, several nearly re-releases complete with ads for upcoming movies and more than a couple really old movies mostly sold in sets. Even the best of the bunch is going to have a really narrow appeal, so instead of naming a Pick of the Week, I'll name the best of each group. Best Limited Release: Ju-On: The Grudge - Buy from Amazon. Best Ad for A Sequel: Bridget Jones's Diary - Collector's Series - Buy from Amazon. Best Box Set Containing Movies Made Before I was Born: Fritz Lang Epic Collection - Buy from Amazon. More...

Sharks Sink but Still Stay on Top

October 27th, 2004

Despite a 45% drop in its weekend haul, Shark Tale was able easily able to earn it third first place finish on the international charts. Still early in its run, the film took home $16.2 million in 4,368 theatres in 24 markets pushing its total to $80.3 million internationally. Without any openings the film relied on strong holdovers like in the U.K. where it drop 39%, in France it was off 32% and 35% in Germany. More...

Red Lights Earn Some Green

September 9th, 2004

There were one or two films that managed to cross the $10,000 per theatre milestone, depending on if you counted Labor Day's box office. Taking into account the whole long weekend, Red Lights took top spot with an average of $17,802 in four theatres. While Tae Guik Gi: The Brotherhood of War missed $10,000 over the 3-day weekend, it managed $12,532 per theatre once Monday was taken into account. More...

Water Repeats Ahead of Massive Expansion

August 18th, 2004

Just a week ahead of expanding into more than 2000 theatre, Open Water repeated on top of the per theatre charts. However, it's average of $16,268 was 30% lower that last weekend, which makes repeating The Blair Witch Project's success unlikely, as that film saw its per theatre figure grow during its second weekend. The only other films to top $10,000 per theatre was We Don't Live Here Anymore with $14,471 and overall box office leader Alien Vs. Predator with $11,279 per theatre. More...

A Lot of Green in this Garden

August 4th, 2004

It was Zach Braff's directorial debut, Garden State, taking the top spot on the per theatre chart with an impressive $22,346 average in 9 theatres. Well behind was the overall box office champ, The Village with an average of $13,605 and Intimate Strangers with $11,167. More...

Per Theatre Chart is Full of Grace

July 28th, 2004

It was a busy week on the per theatre charts, both in terms of the number of films to hit $10,000 per theatres and the number of films to hit milestones. Surprisingly, Maria Full of Grace repeated at the top of the per theatre chart with $19,562, which is a drop of only 1.5% from its opening. Next was the overall box office champ, Bourne Supremacy with a $16,595 average in 3,165 theatres. Very close behind in third place was Zatoichi with $15,276. Rounding out the $10,000 club was Home at the End of the World and Festival Express with averages of $12,946 and $12,074 respectively. More...

Gracing the Per Theatre Charts

July 21st, 2004

Only two films topped $10,000 per theatre this weekend, and they were at opposite ends of the release spectrum. Coming in first was Maria Full of Grace with a weekend take of $139,066 in just 7 theatres for an average of $19,867. Next was the overall box office champ, I, Robot with a $15,257 average in 3,420 theatres. More...

July 4th a Boost to Independent Films

July 8th, 2004

A trio of films topped $10,000 over the 3 day weekend, and if you add in Monday's results, that numbers goes up to five. Topping the list was the overall box office champ, Spider-Man 2 with $21,232 per theatre average. Close behind was De-Lovely with an average of $18,310 in 16 theatres, while Before Sunset with $10,971 average in 20 theatres. More...

Quartet Battle for Limited Dollars

July 2nd, 2004

Despite the massive competition with Spider-man 2, several smaller films are going up against it. And not only are several of them opening, they are opening in many more theatres than limited releases usually open in. More...

Movie Websites Launches for June 25 - July 1

July 2nd, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Spider-Man 2 - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/07/02 20 $219,425   20 $10,971   $219,425 3
2004/07/09 19 $484,967 +121% 63 $7,698   $885,392 10
2004/07/16 19 $581,261 +20% 123 $4,726   $1,709,920 17
2004/07/23 20 $522,434 -10% 140 $3,732   $2,527,918 24
2004/07/30 22 $459,263 -12% 203 $2,262   $3,226,863 31
2004/08/06 26 $323,466 -30% 202 $1,601   $3,822,163 38
2004/08/13 27 $234,820 -27% 162 $1,450   $4,250,961 45
2004/08/20 37 $171,309 -27% 113 $1,516   $4,560,080 52
2004/08/27 36 $129,394 -24% 88 $1,470   $4,779,731 59
2004/09/03 31 $255,711 +98% 197 $1,298   $5,094,425 66
2004/09/10 36 $133,484 -48% 140 $953   $5,377,753 73
2004/09/17 40 $119,867 -10% 87 $1,378   $5,563,693 80
2004/09/24 52 $54,143 -55% 74 $732   $5,650,441 87
2004/10/01 60 $30,521 -44% 45 $678   $5,706,846 94
2004/10/08 63 $20,712 -32% 32 $647   $5,741,822 101
2004/10/15 75 $14,723 -29% 27 $545   $5,766,499 108
2004/10/22 65 $17,590 +19% 21 $838   $5,792,822 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/07/02 26 $400,425   20 $20,021   $400,425 7
2004/07/09 19 $728,234 +82% 63 $11,559   $1,128,659 14
2004/07/16 20 $876,825 +20% 123 $7,129   $2,005,484 21
2004/07/23 20 $762,116 -13% 140 $5,444   $2,767,600 28
2004/07/30 22 $731,097 -4% 203 $3,601   $3,498,697 35
2004/08/06 26 $517,444 -29% 202 $2,562   $4,016,141 42
2004/08/13 27 $372,630 -28% 162 $2,300   $4,388,771 49
2004/08/20 34 $261,566 -30% 113 $2,315   $4,650,337 56
2004/08/27 36 $188,377 -28% 88 $2,141   $4,838,714 63
2004/09/03 31 $405,555 +115% 197 $2,059   $5,244,269 70
2004/09/10 33 $199,557 -51% 140 $1,425   $5,443,826 77
2004/09/17 40 $152,472 -24% 87 $1,753   $5,596,298 84
2004/09/24 50 $80,027 -48% 74 $1,081   $5,676,325 91
2004/10/01 58 $44,785 -44% 45 $995   $5,721,110 98
2004/10/08 62 $30,666 -32% 32 $958   $5,751,776 105
2004/10/15 75 $23,456 -24% 27 $869   $5,775,232 112
2004/10/22 67 $17,590 -25% 21 $838   $5,792,822 119

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