Breaking the Waves

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,040,691Details
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
92% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: November 13th, 1996 (Wide) by October Films
Video Release: April 15th, 2014 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some violence
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Cast

Emily Watson    Bess
Stellan Skarsgård    Jan
Katrin Cartlidge    Dodo
Jean-Marc Barr    Terry
Udo Kier    Man on the Trawler
Adrian Rawlins    Dr. Richardson
Jonathan Hackett    Minister
Sandra Voe    Bess' Mother
Mikkel Gaup    Pits
Roef Ragas    Pim
Phil McCall    Grandfather
Robert Robertson    Chairman
Desmond Reilly    Elder
Sarah Grudgeon    Sybilla
Finlay Welsh    Coroner
David Gallacher    Glasgow Doctor
Ray Jeffries    Man on Bus
Owen Kavanaugh    Man at Lighthouse
Bob Dogherty    Man on Boat
David Bateson    Young Sailor
Callum Cuthbertson    Radio Operator
Gavin Mitchell    Police Officer
Brian Smith    Police Officer
Iain Agnew    Praying Man
Charles Kearney    Praying Man
Steven Leach    Praying Man
Dortie Romer    Nurse
Anthony O'Donnell    Boy
John Wark    Boy
Ronnie McKellaig    Precenter

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Lars Von Trier
Screenwriter    Lars Von Trier
Chapter Sequences    Per Kirkeby
Editor    Anders Refn
Sound Designer    Per Streit
Costume Designer    Manon Rasmussen
Art Director    Karl Juliusson
Casting Director    Joyce Nettles
Assistant Director    Morten Arnfred
Executive Music Producer    Ray Williams
Executive Producer    Lars Jonsson
Producer    Peter Aalbaek Jensen
Producer    Vibeke Windelov
Cinematographer    Robby Müller
Co-Producer    Axel Helgeland
Co-Producer    Peter van Vogelpoel
Co-Producer    Rob Langestraat
Co-Producer    Marianne Slot
Second Unit Director    Kristoffer Nyholm
Unit Production Manager    Leif Mohlin
Unit Production Manager    Lene Nielsan
Second Unit Camera    Eric Kress
Supervising Sound Editor    Kristian Eidnes Anderson
Sound Effects Editor    Peter Schultz
Dialogue Editor    Hans Moller
Makeup    Jennifer Jorfald
Makeup    Sanne Gravfort
Special Make-up Effects    Morten Jacobsen
Screenwriter    Peter Asmussen

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/11/22 42 $60,426   9 $6,714   $110,741 12
1996/11/29 30 $150,216 +149% 26 $5,778   $283,383 19
1996/12/06 24 $112,158 -25% 25 $4,486   $440,914 26
1996/12/13 27 $69,993 -38% 18 $3,889   $541,519 33
1996/12/20 27 $128,200 +83% 40 $3,205   $706,386 40
1996/12/27 34 $135,585 +6% 45 $3,013   $929,773 47
1997/01/03 30 $179,520 +32% 47 $3,820   $1,328,006 54
1997/01/10 30 $179,716 n/c 53 $3,391   $1,647,907 61
1997/01/17 35 $185,055 +3% 51 $3,629   $1,907,339 68
1997/01/24 35 $158,465 -14% 54 $2,935   $2,123,247 75
1997/01/31 32 $171,593 +8% 59 $2,908   $2,365,249 82
1997/02/07 32 $166,470 -3% 68 $2,448   $2,596,897 89
1997/02/14 38 $186,003 +12% 77 $2,416   $2,854,107 96
1997/02/21 36 $143,845 -23% 78 $1,844   $3,053,347 103
1997/02/28 37 $110,134 -23% 65 $1,694   $3,213,778 110
1997/03/07 37 $96,476 -12% 75 $1,286   $3,369,303 117
1997/03/14 41 $93,850 -3% 77 $1,219   $3,387,427 124
1997/03/21 39 $94,550 +1% 70 $1,351   $3,628,302 131
1997/03/28 48 $65,392 -31% 53 $1,234   $3,720,841 138
1997/04/04 49 $69,266 +6% 54 $1,283   $3,818,138 145
1997/04/11 49 $60,441 -13% 53 $1,140   $3,895,487 152
1997/04/18 56 $38,299 -37% 44 $870   $3,955,041 159
1997/05/02 59 $27,872   26 $1,072   $4,040,691 173

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