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The Circle (2017)

The Circle
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,200,874Details
International Box Office $6,535,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $26,735,874
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When Mae is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3301-3400) 3,340 $20,200,874
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3801-3900) 3,821 $6,535,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3601-3700) 3,678 $26,735,874

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 28th, 2017 (Wide) by STX Entertainment
International Releases: April 28th, 2017 (Wide), released as Кръгът (Bulgaria)
April 28th, 2017 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
April 28th, 2017 (Wide) (Italy)
April 28th, 2017 (Wide), released as O Círculo (Portugal)
April 28th, 2017 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a sexual situation, brief strong language and some thematic elements including drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2470 (Cert #50937), 4/5/2017)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Internet, Corporate Life, Big Brother, Dystopia, Shadowy Organization, Corporate Malfeasance, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Posthumous Release
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Playtone, Likely Story, IM Global, Parkes+Macdonald Productions, Route One, 1978 Films, EuropaCorp
Production Countries: United States


   Mae Holland
   Eamon Bailey
John Boyega    Kiaden
Karen Gillan    Annie Allerton
Ellar Coltrane    Mercer
Patton Oswalt    Tom Stenton
Glenne Headly    Mae’s Mother
Bill Paxton    Mae’s Father
Brando Marler    Tommy Shelton
Poorna Jagannathan    Dr. Jessica Villalobos
Nate Corddry    Dan
Jimmy Wong    Mitch
Ellen Wong    Renata
Elvy Yost    Sabine

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    James Ponsoldt
Screenwriter    Dave Eggers
Based on the novel by    Dave Eggers
Producer    Gary Goetzman
Producer    Anthony Bergman
Producer    James Ponsoldt
Executive Producer    Stefanie Azpiazu
Executive Producer    Ron Schmidt
Executive Producer    Sally Willcox
Executive Producer    Steven Shareshian
Executive Producer    Evan Hayes
Executive Producer    Peter Cron
Executive Producer    Marc Shmuger
Executive Producer    Federica Sainte-Rose
Executive Producer    Russell Levine
Director of Photography    Matthew Libatique
Production Designer    Gerald Sullivan
Editor    Lisa Lassek
Costume Designer    Emma Potter
Composer    Danny Elfman
Music Supervisor    Tiffany Anders
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman

Weekend Wrap-Up: Galaxy gets the Summer Going with $146.51 million

May 8th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

For the eighth year in a row, a Marvel movie started the summer blockbuster season. This time around, it was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which earned $146.51 million, or roughly 75% of the total weekend box office of $194 million. That figure is nearly double the box office from last week, an increase of 97%, to be more precise. Unfortunately, this is also 19% lower than the same weekend last year when Captain America: Civil War dominated the chart. 2017 is still ahead of 2016, but the gap has narrowed to 4.5% at $3.88 billion to $3.71 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Guarding the Box Office against Civil War

May 4th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

The summer blockbuster season unofficially begins this weekend with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. There are no other films opening wide this week, so it will dominate the chart like few films are able to. In fact, the film’s only real competition is Captain America: Civil War, which opened this weekend last year. There’s very little chance Vol 2 will start as fast as Civil War started, but it could have better legs. I think 2017 will lose the year-over-year comparison this weekend, but the rest of the month should be better. More...

Contest: Circle of Prizes: Winning Announcement

May 3rd, 2017

The Circle

The winners of our Circle of Prizes contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Circle’s opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: April’s Conclusion was a Wild Weekend

May 1st, 2017

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

The weekend box office was a wild one with two limited releases in the top five, How to be a Latin Lover and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The Fate of the Furious remained in first place with $19.94 million, which is better than expected. Unfortunately, the overall box office was still weak down 8.3% from last weekend to just $99 million. Worse still, this is 8.9% lower than the same weekend last year. 2017’s lead over 2016 took a bit of a hit, but still has a 5.1% or $180 million lead, $3.66 billion to $3.48 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Niche Audiences to the Fore at Home, Guardians Big Overseas

April 30th, 2017

How to Be a Latin Lover

The last weekend before the Summer season is generally a quiet one, but two breakout hits aimed at niche audiences are making this one interesting. How to Be a Latin Lover will post a shade over $12 million from just 1,118 theaters, according to Lionsgate’s weekend estimate. That would be the news of the weekend if it wasn’t for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion earning the best weekend for a Bollywood movie in history with a stellar $10.1 million from just 425 locations. Those two films couldn’t knock The Fate of the Furious off top spot though, as the action blockbuster added another $19.4 million, to take its domestic total to $192.7 million. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Circle Doesn’t Live Up to its Promise with $430,000 While Moviegoers Love Latin with $450,000

April 28th, 2017

The Circle

The Circle was the first film to release Thursday preview numbers and they were not good at just $430,000. Granted, this is far from the worst we’ve seen this year. The Promise only managed $200,000 last week. If The Circle has the same legs during its opening weekend, it will only manage $9 million. Even that might be asking too much, as its reviews went from 50% positive when we made our prediction to just 21% positive today. I really don’t think it will manage $12 million over the weekend. We will have a better idea tomorrow when Friday’s numbers show up. More...

Weekend Predictions: April Circles the Drain

April 27th, 2017

The Circle

The last weekend in April is usually a terrible weekend and this year is no different. There is only one truly wide release this week, The Circle, although How to be a Latin Lover has a shot at the top five. There are also two films opening in approximately 500 theaters hoping to sneak into the top ten: Sleight and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. However, while it seems like a busy week for new releases, The Fate of the Furious will easily remain in first place. In fact, the top five this week could be nearly identical to the top five last week, with The Circle being the only nearly guaranteed new addition. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book led the way with $44 million, while the biggest new release was Keanu with just under $10 million. The new releases might be stronger this time around, but there’s almost no way 2017 will be able to compete with The Jungle Book. More...

Contest: Forget About It: Winning Announcement

April 26th, 2017

La La Land

The winners of our Forget About It contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Unforgettable’s opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Circle of Prizes

April 21st, 2017

The Circle

April is finally over next week. On our April preview, we had three films opening wide this week, but two of those have been dropped to semi-wide or lower. This leaves just The Circle as the only truly wide release. As such, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Circle.

Our April Fools contests conclude this week. Two of our winners will win two previously reviewed movies, while the third will win the April Fool’s prize, a movie on HD-DVD.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be a potential winner of two previously reviewed movies or a film on HD-DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be a potential winner of two previously reviewed movies or a film on HD-DVD. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner of two previously reviewed movies or a film on HD-DVD.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: April

April 1st, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

March was a month of extremes, led by two strong performances: Beauty and the Beast breaking records and Logan cracking $200 million with ease. There were also two other $100 million hits and another potential $100 million hit that we don’t have significant box office numbers for yet. This is fantastic. On the opposite end, there were three films on last month’s list that didn’t even open truly wide. This month won’t be as lucrative at the top, as The Fate of the Furious is the only film expected to top $100 million. Fortunately, it is expected to open with over $100 million. On the other extreme, there are many, many films on this list that I’m not sure will open wide. Fortunately, last April wasn’t any better. The Jungle Book made nearly $1 billion worldwide, but the other nine films combined made less than half of that. To emphasize: the other nine films that opened last April averaged less than $50 million worldwide each. If The Fate of the Furious can just come close to the previous installment of the franchise, then 2017 has a solid shot at topping 2016. More...

The Circle Trailer

February 9th, 2017

Tech thriller starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega, based on the book by Dave Eggers, opens April 28 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/28 5 $9,034,148   3,163 $2,856   $9,034,148 3
2017/05/05 6 $3,959,045 -56% 3,163 $1,252   $15,654,158 10
2017/05/12 9 $1,780,689 -55% 2,132 $835   $18,943,251 17
2017/05/19 16 $451,218 -75% 647 $697   $20,030,002 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/28 4 $3,186,666   3,163 $1,007   $3,186,666 1
2017/04/29 4 $3,716,545 +17% 3,163 $1,175   $6,903,211 2
2017/04/30 5 $2,130,937 -43% 3,163 $674   $9,034,148 3
2017/05/01 3 $616,744 -71% 3,163 $195   $9,650,892 4
2017/05/02 4 $1,022,807 +66% 3,163 $323   $10,673,699 5
2017/05/03 3 $546,466 -47% 3,163 $173   $11,220,165 6
2017/05/04 3 $474,948 -13% 3,163 $150   $11,695,113 7
2017/05/05 6 $1,158,755 +144% 3,163 $366   $12,853,868 8
2017/05/06 5 $1,790,936 +55% 3,163 $566   $14,644,804 9
2017/05/07 7 $1,009,354 -44% 3,163 $319   $15,654,158 10
2017/05/08 5 $318,815 -68% 3,163 $101   $15,972,973 11
2017/05/09 4 $546,368 +71% 3,163 $173   $16,519,341 12
2017/05/10 5 $345,667 -37% 3,163 $109   $16,865,008 13
2017/05/11 5 $297,554 -14% 3,163 $94   $17,162,562 14
2017/05/12 9 $488,247 +64% 2,132 $229   $17,650,809 15
2017/05/13 9 $735,367 +51% 2,132 $345   $18,386,176 16
2017/05/14 10 $557,075 -24% 2,132 $261   $18,943,251 17
2017/05/15 9 $152,675 -73% 2,132 $72   $19,095,926 18
2017/05/16 8 $226,009 +48% 2,132 $106   $19,321,935 19
2017/05/17 8 $147,606 -35% 2,132 $69   $19,469,541 20
2017/05/18 9 $109,243 -26% 2,132 $51   $19,578,784 21
2017/05/19 15 $127,686 +17% 647 $197   $19,706,470 22
2017/05/20 15 $200,198 +57% 647 $309   $19,906,668 23
2017/05/21 15 $123,334 -38% 647 $191   $20,030,002 24
2017/05/22 15 $61,352 -50% 647 $95   $20,091,354 25
2017/05/23 14 $67,348 +10% 647 $104   $20,158,702 26
2017/05/24 - $42,172 -37% 647 $65   $20,200,874 27

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/28 4 $11,695,113   3,163 $3,697   $11,695,113 7
2017/05/05 6 $5,467,449 -53% 3,163 $1,729   $17,162,562 14
2017/05/12 9 $2,416,222 -56% 2,132 $1,133   $19,578,784 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Bulgaria 4/28/2017 $24,845 0 0 0 $71,829 5/22/2017
Czech Republic 4/28/2017 $60,862 79 79 192 $169,660 5/26/2017
Italy 4/28/2017 $872,509 0 0 0 $2,304,037 5/26/2017
Lithuania 5/19/2017 $7,074 101 101 101 $8,195 5/26/2017
Netherlands 5/10/2017 $231,457 93 94 187 $626,568 5/24/2017
Portugal 4/28/2017 $108,387 42 42 138 $266,714 5/25/2017
Russia (CIS) 4/28/2017 $518,651 837 837 1737 $1,042,472 5/22/2017
Slovakia 4/28/2017 $43,862 67 67 122 $93,905 5/26/2017
Spain 5/5/2017 $359,764 250 250 745 $1,401,611 5/26/2017
Turkey 4/28/2017 $0 0 59 84 $182,003 5/18/2017
Rest of World $368,006
International Total$6,535,000 5/26/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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