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The Box (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,051,977Details
International Box Office $11,289,919
Worldwide Box Office $26,341,896
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,726,066 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $705,711 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $6,431,777
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
45% - Rotten
Audience
23% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 6th, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: February 23rd, 2010 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Keywords: Faustian
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Radar Pictures, Media Rights Capital
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,624 $20,397 Jan 1, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,140 $17,649 Dec 25, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,019 $40,680 Dec 18, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,918 $81,601 Dec 11, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,511 $22,155 Dec 4, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,872 $95,374 Nov 27, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,152 $494,345 Nov 20, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,910 $3,158,368 Nov 13, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,240 $7,571,417 Nov 6, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,350 2,635 Nov 6, 2009 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,563 2.66 Nov 6, 2009 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,782 37.6% Nov 6, 2009 1

Cast

   Norma Lewis
James Marsden    Arthur Lewis
Frank Langella    Arlington Steward
James Rebhorn    Norm Cahill
Holmes Osborne    Dick Burns
Sam Oz Stone    Walter Lewis
Gillian Jacobs    Dana
Celia Weston    Lana Burns
Deborah Rush    Clymene Steward
Lisa K. Wyatt    Rhonda Martin
Mark Cartier    Martin Teague
Kevin Robertson    Wendell Matheson
Michele Durett    Rebecca Matheson
Ian Kahn    Vick Brenner
John Magaro    Charles
Ryan Woodle    Jeffrey Carnes
Basil Hoffman    Don Poates
Robert Harvey    NASA Executive
Gentry Lee    Chief Engineer
Andrew Levitas    Black Op
Gabriel Field    Waiter
Frank Ridley    Detective Starrs
Daniel Stewart Sherman    Police Officer
Matthew C. Flynn    Police Officer
Patrick Eugene Canty    Police Officer
Sam Blumenfeld    Timothy
Kevin Decoste    Malcolm
Mary Klug    Female Neighbor
Allyssa Maurice    Suzanne Weller
Danielle Heaton    Estelle
Michael Zegen    Garcin
Rachael Hunt    Inez
Cheryl McMahon    Female 911 Operator
Evelina Oboza    Deborah Burns
Bill Buell    Dr. Earl Stupe
Paul Marini    Santa Claus
Don Warnock    Doctor Y
W. Kirk Avery    Doctor Z
Don Hewitt    Employee
Floyd Richardson    Employee
Dave McDonough    Employee
Rick L'Heureux    Chase Employee
Nick Cairis    Chase Employee
Robert Denton    Chase Employee
Paul Locke    Chase Employee
Danny Demiller    Chase Employee

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Richard Kelly
Based on the Short Story "Button, Button" By    Richard Matheson
Producer    Sean McKittrick
Producer    Richard Kelly
Producer    Dan Lin
Executive Producer    Sue Baden-Powell
Executive Producer    Ted Field
Executive Producer    Paris Kasidokostas Latsis
Executive Producer    Terry Douglas
Executive Producer    Edward H. Hamm, Jr.
Production Designer    Alexander Hammond
Editor    Sam Bauer
Composer    Win Butler
Composer    Regine Chassagne
Composer    Owen Pallett
Director of Photography    Steven Poster
Assistant Director    Dieter Busch
Unit Production Manager    Sue Baden-Powell
Production Supervisor    Wendy Cox
Art Director    Priscilla Elliott
Set Decorator    Tracey Doyle
Costume Designer    April Ferry
Costume Supervisor    Virginia B. Johnson
Sound Mixer    Tom Williams
Re-recording Mixer    Chris David
Re-recording Mixer    Marshall Garlington
Supervising Sound Editor    Dave Esparza
Supervising Dialogue Editor    Christopher Eakins
Dialogue Editor    Lisa Varetakis
Sound Designer    Dave Esparza
Music Editor    Nino Centurion
Make up    Louis Lazzara
Hairstylist    Jerry Decarlo
Hairstylist    Liz Cecchini
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Suzanne Smith
Casting Director    Venus Kanani
Stunt Coordinator    Steven Ritzi
Stunt Coordinator-Additional Stunt Coordinator    Blaise Corrigan

DVD Sales: New Releases Fought the Law (and the Law Won)

March 19th, 2010

While there were plenty of new releases reaching the top 30 on the sales chart this week, a holdover, Law Abiding Citizen, remained in top spot. During its second week of release it sold an additional 353,000 units, lifting its total to 1.18 million units sold and $11.97 million in total sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 23rd, 2010

February 23rd, 2010

We're still in that no-man's land for the home market: it's way too late to take advantage of the Christmas shopping season and it's still too early for most Awards Season releases to be on shelves. There are a few wide releases coming out this week, but only one of them, The Informant!, is worth buying on either DVD or Blu-ray. The best release of the week, and the winner of our Pick of the Week honor, is The Damned United, which is worth picking up on DVD or Blu-ray. Meanwhile, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day - Blu-ray earns the coveted and rarely-awarded Puck of the Week. More...

International Details - 51 Goes Planetwide

November 29th, 2009

Planet 51 started its international run in a limited fashion, but was only a little better than its domestic opening. Its biggest market was Russia, where it placed fourth with $1.49 million on 344 screens, which is on par with its opening here, perhaps a little bit stronger. The film also placed fourth in Italy with $1.16 million on 255 screens, which is again on par with the US, but perhaps a little weaker. Overall, it landed in sixth place with $3.22 million on 894 screens in 6 markets during its opening weekend, but should improve this weekend when it opens in Spain, Mexico, and Brazil. More...

International Details - Healthy Imagination

November 22nd, 2009

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus climbed into sixth place with $3.20 million on 764 screens in 6 markets for a total of $21.40 million after a month of release. The film opened in fifth place in France with $2.14 million on 234 screens, but that was for the full week. It cracked $10 million in Italy during its run with a total of $10.36 million, including $861,000 on 247 screens this past weekend. More...

Millions Love the End of the World

November 16th, 2009

Great news at the box office, as the number one film topped expectations by a significant margin. In fact, the top three films all did much better than expected. On the down side, the rest of the films we talked about on Thursday struggled and this hurt the overall box office. The total take was up 16.9% from last weekend at $140 million, but this was 5.8% lower than the same weekend last year. Year to date, 2009 has pulled in $8.91 billion, which is 7.0% higher than last year's pace, and by this time next week 2009 will be only the seventh year to cross $9 billion in total ticket sales. More...

International Details - Couples Charge Forward

November 14th, 2009

Couples Retreat expanded this past weekend but just missed the top five with $5.84 million on 1,373 screens in 18 markets for a total of $28.92 million after a month of release. The film opened in third place in Germany under the name All Inclusive, with $2.55 million on 338 screens while it also took third place in Mexico with $446,000 on 235 screens. Next up for the film is Spain next weekend and Italy the weekend after that, while it doesn't end its run until March when it opens in France. More...

Carol Gets a Chilly Reception at the Box Office

November 10th, 2009

It was a mixed weekend at the box office as the overall ticket sales reached $120 million. This was 32% higher than last weekend; however, Halloween had a lot to do with that. More importantly, it was 16% lower than the same weekend last year. Even so, 2009 remains solidly ahead of 2008 by a 7.3% margin. In fact, its total of $8.72 billion is not only well ahead of last year's pace of $8.13 billion, it is almost as much as 2005 in total, and is already the eighth best yearly total ever. More...

Weekend Estimates: Christmas Carol Looks to the Future

November 8th, 2009

Disney's A Christmas Carol got off to a disappointing start over the weekend, according to studio estimates. While a $31 million debut is nothing to sniff at, it's well below expectations and might leave the movie outside the top 50 November weekends (see list). This might be a case of opening a Christmas movie too soon, and Disney will be looking for long legs through Thanksgiving and into the Holiday Season proper, so all is not lost yet, but the next couple of weeks will be key. More...

Will Carol Hit a High Note at the Box Office?

November 5th, 2009

The holiday season unofficial starts this weekend with the first Christmas release of the year. Disney's A Christmas Carol is clearly the favorite to top the chart, but it is the only big release coming out this week, and it is unlikely to match last year's winner, Madagascar 2. This means 2009 will have a tough time keeping up with last year's pace. More...

2009 Preview: November

November 1st, 2009

October was not a month to remember, as only two films really beat expectations. (Although Paranormal Activity was the most unexpected hit during the October, it actually opened in September, so one could argue it's not really an 'October hit'.) This month we have a massive collection of potential blockbusters, some potential Oscar contenders, as well as a few unfortunate films that might be squeezed out by the competition. Compared to last November, we might have the same number of $100 million hits, assuming all movies match expectations (fat chance); we have a limited release from this month become the Awards Season darling and reach that milestone (monstrously unlikely); and we count The Princess and the Frog as a November releases (intellectually dishonest). That said, if three or four legitimate November releases reach that milestone, then 2009 will be on pace to tie or break the record for most $100 million released in one calendar year. But overall, 2009 will likely see its lead over 2008 shrink during the next 30 days. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 14, 2008

September 14th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Box, Hangover, The Fast and the Furious 4 and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 22, 2008

June 22nd, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Accidental Husband, Bruno, The Box and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 15, 2008

June 15th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Transporter 3, Hoodwinked 2, The Green Hornet and more! More...

Richard Kelly's The Box Gets Release Date

June 5th, 2008

According to ShockTillYouDrop.com, Warner Bros. has set March 20, 2009 as the release date for Richard Kelly's third feature film "The Box". More...

Cast Updates - November 8, 2007

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This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Box, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Sleepwalking, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - November 6, 2007

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This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/06 6 $7,571,417   2,635 $2,873   $7,571,417 3
2009/11/13 10 $3,158,368 -58% 2,635 $1,199   $13,179,622 10
2009/11/20 17 $494,345 -84% 965 $512   $14,503,106 17
2009/11/27 37 $95,374 -81% 144 $662   $14,745,120 24
2009/12/04 51 $22,155 -77% 75 $295   $14,789,615 31
2009/12/11 33 $81,601 +268% 203 $402   $14,882,598 38
2009/12/18 39 $40,680 -50% 131 $311   $14,961,931 45
2009/12/25 47 $17,649 -57% 50 $353   $15,008,812 52
2010/01/01 53 $20,397 +16% 50 $408   $15,045,676 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/06 6 $2,847,332   2,635 $1,081   $2,847,332 1
2009/11/07 6 $3,183,359 +12% 2,635 $1,208   $6,030,691 2
2009/11/08 6 $1,540,726 -52% 2,635 $585   $7,571,417 3
2009/11/09 7 $478,231 -69% 2,635 $181   $8,049,648 4
2009/11/10 7 $702,370 +47% 2,635 $267   $8,752,018 5
2009/11/11 7 $863,082 +23% 2,635 $328   $9,615,100 6
2009/11/12 8 $406,154 -53% 2,635 $154   $10,021,254 7
2009/11/13 10 $1,146,165 +182% 2,635 $435   $11,167,419 8
2009/11/14 10 $1,356,454 +18% 2,635 $515   $12,523,873 9
2009/11/15 12 $655,749 -52% 2,635 $249   $13,179,622 10
2009/11/16 11 $199,461 -70% 2,635 $76   $13,379,083 11
2009/11/17 10 $236,423 +19% 2,635 $90   $13,615,506 12
2009/11/18 10 $211,070 -11% 2,635 $80   $13,826,576 13
2009/11/19 11 $182,185 -14% 2,635 $69   $14,008,761 14
2009/11/20 15 $175,870 -3% 965 $182   $14,184,631 15
2009/11/21 17 $213,345 +21% 965 $221   $14,397,976 16
2009/11/22 19 $105,130 -51% 965 $109   $14,503,106 17
2009/11/23 - $47,087 -55% 965 $49   $14,550,193 18
2009/11/24 - $61,324 +30% 965 $64   $14,611,517 19
2009/11/25 - $17,243 -72% 208 $83   $14,628,760 20
2009/11/26 - $20,986 +22% 208 $101   $14,649,746 21
2009/11/27 - $38,566 +84% 144 $268   $14,688,312 22
2009/11/28 - $39,514 +2% 144 $274   $14,727,826 23
2009/11/29 - $17,294 -56% 144 $120   $14,745,120 24
2009/11/30 - $5,708 -67% 144 $40   $14,750,828 25
2009/12/01 - $5,850 +2% 144 $41   $14,756,678 26
2009/12/02 - $5,879 n/c 144 $41   $14,762,557 27
2009/12/03 - $4,903 -17% 144 $34   $14,767,460 28
2009/12/04 - $7,523 +53% 75 $100   $14,774,983 29
2009/12/05 - $9,324 +24% 75 $124   $14,784,307 30
2009/12/06 - $5,308 -43% 75 $71   $14,789,615 31
2009/12/07 - $2,393 -55% 75 $32   $14,792,008 32
2009/12/08 - $2,847 +19% 75 $38   $14,794,855 33
2009/12/09 - $2,625 -8% 75 $35   $14,797,480 34
2009/12/10 - $3,517 +34% 75 $47   $14,800,997 35
2009/12/11 - $24,200 +588% 203 $119   $14,825,197 36
2009/12/12 - $34,651 +43% 203 $171   $14,859,848 37
2009/12/13 - $22,750 -34% 203 $112   $14,882,598 38
2009/12/14 - $9,555 -58% 203 $47   $14,892,153 39
2009/12/15 - $10,389 +9% 203 $51   $14,902,542 40
2009/12/16 - $9,254 -11% 203 $46   $14,911,796 41
2009/12/17 - $9,455 +2% 203 $47   $14,921,251 42
2009/12/18 - $12,528 +33% 131 $96   $14,933,779 43
2009/12/19 - $15,534 +24% 131 $119   $14,949,313 44
2009/12/20 - $12,618 -19% 131 $96   $14,961,931 45
2009/12/21 - $8,521 -32% 131 $65   $14,970,452 46
2009/12/22 - $9,058 +6% 131 $69   $14,979,510 47
2009/12/23 - $8,203 -9% 129 $64   $14,987,713 48
2009/12/24 - $3,450 -58% 129 $27   $14,991,163 49
2009/12/25 - $4,382 +27% 50 $88   $14,995,545 50
2009/12/26 - $7,669 +75% 50 $153   $15,003,214 51
2009/12/27 - $5,598 -27% 50 $112   $15,008,812 52
2009/12/28 - $4,478 -20% 50 $90   $15,013,290 53
2009/12/29 - $4,433 -1% 50 $89   $15,017,723 54
2009/12/30 - $4,876 +10% 50 $98   $15,022,599 55
2009/12/31 - $2,680 -45% 50 $54   $15,025,279 56
2010/01/01 - $8,308 +210% 50 $166   $15,033,587 57
2010/01/02 - $8,224 -1% 50 $164   $15,041,811 58
2010/01/03 - $3,865 -53% 50 $77   $15,045,676 59
2010/01/04 - $1,778 -54% 50 $36   $15,047,454 60
2010/01/05 - $1,631 -8% 50 $33   $15,049,085 61
2010/01/06 - $1,637 n/c 50 $33   $15,050,722 62
2010/01/07 - $1,255 -23% 50 $25   $15,051,977 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/11/06 6 $10,021,254   2,635 $3,803   $10,021,254 7
2009/11/13 10 $3,987,507 -60% 2,635 $1,513   $14,008,761 14
2009/11/20 21 $640,985 -84% 965 $664   $14,649,746 21
2009/11/27 38 $117,714 -82% 144 $817   $14,767,460 28
2009/12/04 50 $33,537 -72% 75 $447   $14,800,997 35
2009/12/11 32 $120,254 +259% 203 $592   $14,921,251 42
2009/12/18 43 $69,912 -42% 131 $534   $14,991,163 49
2009/12/25 47 $34,116 -51% 50 $682   $15,025,279 56
2010/01/01 53 $26,698 -22% 50 $534   $15,051,977 63

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/28/20105145,206 145,206$2,902,668$2,902,6681
3/7/20102047,869-67% 193,075$956,901$3,859,5692

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/28/20101521,757 21,757$326,130$326,1301

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