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The Congress (2013)

The Congress poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $137,815Details
International Box Office $2,159Details
Worldwide Box Office $139,974
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,591 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $42,537 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $67,128
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount Studios, her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator, Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
73% - Certified Fresh
Audience
53% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 29th, 2014 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
International Releases: December 12th, 2013 (Wide) (Serbia and Montenegro)
Video Release: December 2nd, 2014 by Cinedigm
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Performing Arts, Fictionalized Version of Yourself, Hallucinations, Mental Illness, Animated Sequences
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Bridgit Folman Film Gang, Pandora Filmproduktion, Entre Chien et Loup, Paul Thiltges Distributions, Opus Film, ARP
Production Countries: Belgium,
France,
Germany,
Israel,
Luxembourg,
Poland

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,523 $360 Nov 7, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,807 $778 Oct 31, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,514 $50 Oct 24, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,800 $523 Oct 17, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,469 $350 Oct 10, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,821 $793 Oct 3, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,757 $3,175 Sep 26, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,368 $3,316 Sep 19, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,934 $16,725 Sep 12, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,880 $32,727 Sep 5, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,270 $38,172 Aug 29, 2014 3

Cast

   Robin Wright
Harvey Keitel    Al
Jon Hamm    Dylan Truliner
Kodi Smit-McPhee    Aaron Wright
Danny Huston    Jeff Green
Sami Gayle    Sarah Wright
Michael Stahl-David    Steve
Paul Giamatti    Dr. Baker
Michael Landes    Maxi
Sarah Shahi    Michelle

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ari Folman
Producer    Ari Folman
Producer    Reinhard Brundig
Executive Producer    Jeremiah Samuels
Executive Producer    Michael Weber
Animation Supervisor    Gilles Rudziaks
Animation Director    Yoni Goodman
Production Designer    David Polonsky
Director of Photography    Michal Englert
Editor    Nili Feller
Composer    Max Richter
Supervising Sound Editor    Aviv Aldema
Visual Effects Supervisor    Roiy Nitzan
Costume Designer    Mandi Line
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Casting Director    Tricia Wood
Casting Director    Erin Toner

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 2nd, 2014

December 2nd, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Lovely and Strange

September 3rd, 2014

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These Limited Releases are Cursed

August 29th, 2014

Swearnet: The Movie poster

It's not a great week for limited releases as there are only two films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: The Congress and Starred Up. Both of those films are playing on Video on Demand as well, so their box office numbers are likely going to be weaker than their Tomatometer Scores. Cantinflas does have an outside shot at tenth place, so at least there's some good news as far as limited releases are concerned. Swearnet: The Movie might turn out to be the biggest hit of the weekend north of the border, but it doesn't open in the States till next month. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/29 55 $38,172   15 $2,545   $38,172 3
2014/09/05 58 $32,727 -14% 35 $935   $79,051 10
2014/09/12 63 $16,725 -49% 31 $540   $112,392 17
2014/09/19 85 $3,316 -80% 9 $368   $124,650 24
2014/09/26 83 $3,175 -4% 8 $397   $130,139 31
2014/10/03 92 $793 -75% 4 $198   $132,465 38
2014/10/10 101 $350 -56% 3 $117   $135,376 45
2014/10/17 101 $523 +49% 2 $262   $136,014 52
2014/10/24 118 $50 -90% 1 $50   $136,662 59
2014/10/31 101 $778 +1,456% 3 $259   $137,455 66
2014/11/07 103 $360 -54% 1 $360   $137,815 73

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/29 53 $46,324   15 $3,088   $46,324 7
2014/09/05 51 $49,343 +7% 37 $1,334   $95,667 14
2014/09/12 62 $25,667 -48% 33 $778   $121,334 21
2014/09/19 83 $5,630 -78% 12 $469   $126,964 28
2014/09/26 87 $4,708 -16% 10 $471   $131,672 35
2014/10/03 87 $3,354 -29% 6 $559   $135,026 42
2014/10/10 103 $600 -82% 3 $200   $135,491 49
2014/10/17 104 $1,121 +87% 2 $561   $136,612 56
2014/10/24 117 $65 -94% 2 $33   $136,677 63
2014/10/31 102 $778 +1,097% 3 $259   $137,455 70
2014/11/07 96 $360 -54% 1 $360   $137,815 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Serbia and Montenegro 12/12/2013 $583 5 5 5 $2,159 12/13/2015
 
International Total$2,159 12/13/2015

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