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By the Sea (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $538,460Details
International Box Office $2,868,970Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,407,430
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $151,726 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $20,753 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $172,479
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Synopsis

An American writer named Roland and his wife, Vanessa, arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea and François, and village locals Michel and Patrice, the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
34% - Rotten
Audience
33% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 13th, 2015 (Limited) by Universal
International Releases: November 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Hungary)
November 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Italy)
November 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Switzerland)
November 13th, 2015 (Wide) (Sweden)
November 18th, 2015 (Wide) (Philippines)
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Video Release: July 5th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, nudity, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2386, 8/12/2015)
Running Time: 122 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Light Between Oceans
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Family Affair, Relatives Playing Relatives, 1970s, Relationships Gone Wrong, Domestic Abuse, France
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Jolie Pas
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,477 $12,015 Dec 4, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,428 $84,490 Nov 27, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,122 $193,030 Nov 20, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,085 $96,250 Nov 13, 2015 3

Cast

   Roland
   Vanessa
Mélanie Laurent    Lea
Melvil Poupaud    Francois
Niels Arestrup    Michel
Richard Bohringer    Patrice
Marika Green    Dress Shop Saleswoman
Sarah Naudi    Grocery Clerk
Aldo Buontempo    Fisherman
Philippe Martinet    Maitre D'
Francis Xuereb    Hotel Receptionist
Malcolm Beethans    Older Couple
Kathleen Beethans    Older Couple
Bjorn Kubin    Fancy Couple at Cafe
Penny Dix    Fancy Couple at Cafe
George Camilleri    Waiter in Cafe
Indi Marceau Coppola    Child in Hotel

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Angelina Jolie Pitt
Producer    Angelina Jolie Pitt
Producer    Brad Pitt
Executive Producer    Chris Brigham
Executive Producer    Holly Goline
Executive Producer    Michael Vieira
Production Designer    Jon Hutman
Editor    Patricia Rommel
Editor    Martin Pensa
Composer    Gabriel Yared
Director of Photography    Christian Berger
Costume Designer    Ellen Mirojnick
Co-Producer    Amy Herman
Co-Producer    Joseph Reidy
Unit Production Manager    Amy Herman
First Assistant Director    Joseph Reidy
Second Assistant Director    Edoardo Petti
Line Producer-Malta Line Producer    Oliver Mallia
Supervising Art Director    Tom Brown
Art Director    Charlo Dalli
Set Decorator    Jille Azis
Set Designer    Alessandro Troso
Sound Mixer    David Stephenson
Post-Production Supervisor    Lisa Rodgers
Assistant Editor    Brett Carroll
Assistant Editor    Michael Wilson
Assistant Editor    Ray Neapolitan
Supervising Sound Editor    Becky Sullivan
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Paterson
Costume Supervisor    Annie Crawford
Make up    Toni G
Make up    Matteo Silvi
Hairstylist    Adruitha Lee
Hairstylist    Marcelle Genovese
Script Supervisor    Kristin Witcombe
Sound Effects Editor    Karen Triest
Sound Effects Editor    John Morris
Dialogue Editor    Laura Atkinson
Re-recording Mixer    Erik Flickinger
Supervising Music Editor    Kenneth Karman
Visual Effects Supervisor    Deak Ferrand

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November 15th, 2015

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Sony are predicting a decline of just 50% for Spectre in its second weekend in theaters, putting James Bond’s latest incarnation on track for a final domestic box office in the neighborhood of $200 million. While well short of Skyfall’s $304 million, it welcome news for a film that’s probably right on the bubble as far as profitability is concerned. More...

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November 11th, 2015

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Contest: Procrastoween

November 6th, 2015

Love the Coopers

It is a bit of a messed up week as far as the contest is concerned. I ended the Halloween trick or treat contests a week early, because I got the release date of Mr. Holmes wrong. I had already set aside the two sets of horror or the one set of bad movies, so I might as well give them away this week. Also, the contest is a mess, because the wide releases next week are a mess. By the Sea was dropped to limited release, while My All-American is opening semi-wide, so that's a reversal of expectations. This leaves The 33 and Love the Coopers as the only true wide releases, neither of which is expected to be a even a midlevel hit. Combined they are not expected to be a midlevel hit. Worse for me, neither is expected to be a significantly bigger hit than the other making it harder to choose which film will be the target film. I'm literally going to have to flip a coin. Love the Coopers is the target film for this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Love the Coopers.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed DVDs or Blu-rays. There is a difference this time. Two people will earn Frankenprizes consisting of two horror movies. The other winner will earn a Frankprize consisting of two "horror" movies, that is to say movies so bad that it will fill you with horror. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: November

November 1st, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

October has come to an end and everyone should be happy about that. Except for The Martian, there were no serious hits that opened last month. There were more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Fortunately, October of last year wasn't spectacular either, so 2015 maintains a healthy lead over 2014. Even more fortunately, November looks fantastic. There are four films that have the potential to earn $200 million or more. The biggest of these is the final Hunger Games movie, which should reach $400 million. Spectre has a real shot at $300 million and could be the biggest hit in the franchise. Meanwhile, nearly every November there's an animated kids movie that becomes a monster hit. This year, The Peanuts Movie and The Good Dinosaur are both aiming for that box office milestone. The last time we didn't have a family film that earned at least $100 million in November was 2011 and that's because there were four family films that opened in the final two weeks of the month and that much competition meant they cannibalized each other. Both of these has a shot at $200 million and if neither of them reached $200 million, I would be shocked. Meanwhile, last November was a good month at the top with three monster hits: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Big Hero 6, and Interstellar. However, after those three films, there were not much positive to talk about. It really looks like 2015 will match 2014 at the top, plus it could have better depth. I might be a little too optimistic, but I think November is going to be a great month at the box office. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/13 38 $96,250   10 $9,625   $96,250 3
2015/11/20 27 $193,030 +101% 126 $1,532   $320,627 10
2015/11/27 32 $84,490 -56% 142 $595   $477,819 17
2015/12/04 56 $12,015 -86% 32 $375   $531,009 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/13 - $38,114   10 $3,811   $38,114 1
2015/11/14 - $33,729 -12% 10 $3,373   $71,843 2
2015/11/15 - $24,407 -28% 10 $2,441   $96,250 3
2015/11/16 - $8,463 -65% 10 $846   $104,713 4
2015/11/17 - $8,689 +3% 10 $869   $113,402 5
2015/11/18 - $8,291 -5% 10 $829   $121,693 6
2015/11/19 - $5,904 -29% 10 $590   $127,597 7
2015/11/20 - $58,789 +896% 126 $467   $186,386 8
2015/11/21 - $78,560 +34% 126 $623   $264,946 9
2015/11/22 - $55,681 -29% 126 $442   $320,627 10
2015/11/23 - $21,907 -61% 126 $174   $342,534 11
2015/11/24 - $22,050 +1% 126 $175   $364,584 12
2015/11/25 - $14,335 -35% 126 $114   $378,919 13
2015/11/26 - $14,410 +1% 126 $114   $393,329 14
2015/11/27 - $29,110 +102% 142 $205   $422,439 15
2015/11/28 - $33,370 +15% 142 $235   $455,809 16
2015/11/29 - $22,010 -34% 142 $155   $477,819 17
2015/11/30 - $9,885 -55% 142 $70   $487,704 18
2015/12/01 - $10,675 +8% 142 $75   $498,379 19
2015/12/02 - $10,610 -1% 142 $75   $508,989 20
2015/12/03 - $10,005 -6% 142 $70   $518,994 21
2015/12/04 - $3,520 -65% 32 $110   $522,514 22
2015/12/05 - $4,805 +37% 32 $150   $527,319 23
2015/12/06 - $3,690 -23% 32 $115   $531,009 24
2015/12/07 - $1,760 -52% 32 $55   $532,769 25
2015/12/08 - $2,240 +27% 32 $70   $535,009 26
2015/12/09 - $1,779 -21% 32 $56   $536,788 27
2015/12/10 - $1,672 -6% 32 $52   $538,460 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/13 37 $127,597   10 $12,760   $127,597 7
2015/11/20 30 $265,732 +108% 126 $2,109   $393,329 14
2015/11/27 31 $125,665 -53% 142 $885   $518,994 21
2015/12/04 55 $19,466 -85% 32 $608   $538,460 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 12/10/2015 $97,361 51 51 133 $158,002 1/20/2016
Australia 11/27/2015 $100,135 52 52 152 $214,755 6/9/2016
Austria 12/10/2015 $5,149 9 9 26 $11,025 12/30/2015
Belgium 12/9/2015 $9,454 7 7 7 $11,786 12/16/2015
Brazil 12/3/2015 $72,662 58 58 105 $123,435 6/9/2016
Croatia 11/26/2015 $3,897 4 4 39 $13,236 3/1/2016
Czech Republic 11/19/2015 $11,641 54 54 96 $23,277 12/22/2015
Denmark 11/19/2015 $5,083 14 14 19 $8,859 12/1/2015
Ecuador 1/1/2016 $0 0 26 46 $51,802 1/26/2016
Finland 11/27/2015 $8,229 40 40 68 $17,488 12/22/2015
France 12/9/2015 $77,958 80 80 98 $110,386 12/22/2015
Germany 12/10/2015 $59,089 149 149 214 $91,162 6/9/2016
Greece 12/10/2015 $53,594 49 49 79 $95,178 12/30/2015
Hong Kong 11/26/2015 $49,624 10 10 20 $82,658 12/16/2015
Hungary 11/12/2015 $0 0 23 38 $32,658 1/20/2016
Iraq 12/3/2015 $1,387 2 2 2 $1,388 12/8/2015
Israel 11/26/2015 $38,968 15 15 36 $75,543 12/22/2015
Italy 11/12/2015 $243,212 227 227 260 $375,198 6/9/2016
Latvia 1/1/2016 $0 0 2 2 $20,419 1/20/2016
Lebanon 11/26/2015 $12,741 10 10 10 $12,741 12/1/2015
Lithuania 1/1/2016 $9,712 61 61 62 $20,297 6/9/2016
Mexico 1/1/2016 $53,293 60 60 169 $117,751 6/9/2016
Netherlands 11/26/2015 $11,805 14 14 38 $33,142 9/5/2016
Norway 11/27/2015 $6,187 62 62 88 $13,506 12/16/2015
Peru 12/3/2015 $15,157 11 11 13 $27,599 12/16/2015
Philippines 11/18/2015 $19,217 13 13 13 $23,128 11/25/2015
Poland 11/20/2015 $36,498 43 43 108 $84,437 1/5/2016
Russia (CIS) 2/11/2016 $113,123 238 238 484 $213,932 3/22/2016
Slovakia 11/19/2015 $11,869 29 29 29 $11,869 11/25/2015
Slovenia 12/10/2015 $4,048 13 13 21 $8,213 9/5/2016
South Korea 4/28/2016 $16,587 40 40 47 $40,175 6/9/2016
Spain 3/11/2016 $25,121 22 22 35 $39,499 6/9/2016
Sweden 11/13/2015 $9,743 32 32 45 $19,142 12/1/2015
Switzerland 11/12/2015 $0 0 32 53 $62,651 9/5/2016
Thailand 11/26/2015 $6,871 13 13 22 $11,860 12/8/2015
Turkey 11/20/2015 $59,894 82 82 181 $173,529 12/16/2015
Ukraine 12/10/2015 $124,590 174 174 358 $225,760 1/5/2016
United Kingdom 12/11/2015 $37,684 102 102 126 $76,818 6/9/2016
Uruguay 12/24/2015 $4,100 9 9 9 $4,100 12/29/2015
Venezuela 1/15/2016 $55,462 11 11 19 $130,566 1/26/2016
 
International Total$2,868,970 9/5/2016

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