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The Counselor (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,973,715Details
International Box Office $54,035,619Details
Worldwide Box Office $71,009,334
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,129,210 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,432,263 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $6,561,473
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A respected lawyer's one-time dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
35% - Rotten
Audience
23% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 25th, 2013 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: October 25th, 2013 (Wide) (Brazil)
October 31st, 2013 (Wide) (Chile)
October 31st, 2013 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
November 1st, 2013 (Wide) (Ecuador)
November 7th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
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Video Release: February 11th, 2014 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for graphic violence, some grisly images, strong sexual content and language.
(Rating bulletin 2287, 8/28/2013)
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: Lawyers, Romance, Narcotics, Organized Crime, Unnamed Character
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Scott Free Films, Nick Wechsler, Chockstone Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Fox 2000 Pictures
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Cast

   Counselor
   Laura
   Malkiuna
   Reiner
   Westray
Cesar Aguirre    Truck Driver #1
Daniel Holguin    Truck Driver #2
Chris Obi    Malkina's Bodyguard
Bruno Ganz    Diamond Dealer
Paris Jefferson    Waitress
Dar Dash    Barman
Richard Cabral    Young Biker
Rosie Perez    Ruth
Alex Hafner    Highway Patrolman
Andrea Deck    Watching Girl
Sam Spruell    Wireman
Toby Kebbell    Tony
Emma Rigby    Tony's Girlfreind
Edgar Ramirez    Priest
Eben Young    Bike Clerk
Richard Brake    Second Man
Barbara Durkin    Cafe Waitress
Giannina Facio    Woman With Mobile Phone
Velibor Topic    Sedan Man
Juan Jose Rodriguez    Junkyard Man
Alexander Biggie    Juckyard Boy #1
Pablo Paredes    Junkyard #2
Cavassa Ventura    Third Man Killer
Frank Spano    Man With Bar
Alejandro Marzal    Man With Pistol
Gerard Monaco    Hotel Waiter
Fernando Cayo    Abogado
Dean Norris    Buyer
Carlos Julio Molina    Workman
Ruben Blades    Jefe
Donna Air    Chauffeur
Natalie Dormer    Blonde
Marco Tulio Luna Ramirez    Cafe Man
Lida Cordona    Mourning Lady
Roger Dalmases    Delivery Boy
Julien Vialon    Maitre'd
Goran Visnjic    Banker

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Cormac McCarthy
Producer    Ridley Scott
Producer    Nick Wechsler
Producer    Steve Schwartz
Producer    Paula Mae Schwartz
Executive Producer    Cormac McCarthy
Executive Producer    Mark Huffam
Executive Producer    Michael Schaefer
Executive Producer    Michael Costigan
Director of Photography    Dariusz Wolski
Production Designer    Arthur Max
Editor    Pietro Scalia
Costume Designer    Janty Yates
Composer    Daniel Pemberton
Stunt Coordinator    Rob Inch
Line Producer    Mary Richards
Production Manager    Sara Desmond
First Assistant Director    Max Keene
Second Assistant Director    Matt Baker
Supervising Art Director    Marc Homes
Art Director    Ben Munro
Art Director    Alex Cameron
Set Decorator    Sonja Klaus
Sound Mixer    Simon Hayes
Associate Producer    Teresa Kelly
Costume Supervisor    Clare Spragge
Hair Designer    Nana Fischer
Makeup Designer    Tina Earnshaw
Special Effects Supervisor    Stefano Pepin
Supervising Sound Editor    Oliver Tarney
Sound Designer    Oliver Tarney
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Burdon
Re-recording Mixer    Doug Cooper
Additional Re-Recording Mixer    Mark Taylor
Sound Mix Technician    Nick Del Molino
Music Supervisor    Pietro Scalia
Music Editor    Tony Lewis
Casting    Luis San Narciso

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 11th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

It's a strange week on the home market. If you look at the top ten selling new releases on Amazon.com, there are a couple of first run releases, a catalog title, TV on DVD release, and some limited releases. That's basically every category there is. The biggest release is Ender's Game, a film that failed to find an audience in theaters. It barely earned overall positive reviews and it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. Some of the other best-selling releases are contenders, like The Jungle Book: Blu-ray Diamond Edition or Sherlock: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray. There are also a few of the smaller releases that were in consideration, including Doctor Who: Story 33: The Moonbase and G.B.F. on DVD. But in the end, I went with Wadjda on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. One last note, Dry Spell is coming out on Video on Demand. It's a good chance to support ultra-low-budget filmmaking and the reviews I've read have been positive. More...

International Box Office: Hunger Games Continues to Burn Bright

December 5th, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire poster

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire remained in first place on the international chart with $90.0 million in 79 markets for a total of $272.1 million. To put this into perspective, The Hunger Games finished with $276.5 million, so it is likely the sequel has already topped its predecessor internationally. The film opened in first place in France with $12.11 million on 755 screens. In comparison, The Hunger Games made $14.51 million in total in France, including $3.80 million during its opening weekend. The film also earned top spot in Italy with $5.05 million on 651 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.93 million. The original did poorly in that market with $1.29 million during its opening weekend and $3.83 million in total. Holdovers were led by the U.K., where it added $9.04 million on 557 screens over the weekend for a total of $35.36 million, or less than $2 million from its predecessor's total in that market. In Germany, the film pulled in $7.57 million on 670 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.63 million after two. The film film finished with $20.30 million in that market. More...

December Bankability Index: Brad Pitt Up on Slave and Counselor

December 5th, 2013

Brad Pitt is the big gainer in December's update to The Numbers Bankability Index, moving ahead of Adam Sandler and up to 7th place in our Worldwide Bankability Index chart. His move comes on the back of two films, 12 Years a Slave and The Counselor. Meanwhile, in our first extension to the chart since our launch last month, Will Smith makes an appearance in 11th place. More...

International Box Office: World Catches Fire

November 27th, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire poster

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had its first wide weekend on the international chart after debuting in Brazil last weekend. It shot up to first place with $146.1 million in 65 markets, including two weeks in Brazil. The film was very strong compared to The Hunger Games in most markets, this was noticeable in the U.K., where it earned $19.8 million compared to $7.78 million for the first film. Germany's haul was $14 million, more than three times the $4.26 million for the original. It grew in Australia as well, but by a more subdued margin of $11.4 million to $9.48 million. More...

International Box Office: Thor 2 Overtakes Original

November 20th, 2013

Thor: The Dark World completed the hat trick earning first place for the third weekend in a row. It pulled in $52.5 million on 3,841 screens in 69 markets for totals of $332.8 million internationally and $477.9 million worldwide. This is already more than the original Thor finished with and possibly already enough to break even. (It depends on its global P&A budget.) The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it did debut in first place in Argentina with $1.73 million on 256 screens. Its biggest market so far is China at $41.8 million, while Russia is second with $32.07 million. The film has yet to open in Italy and Japan, so it might hit a few more milestones. On the other hand, it will surrender top spot this weekend to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Bad Grandpa Makes Box Office Look Good

October 29th, 2013

The month long slump 2013 has been on is finally over, thanks in part to Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. However, the overall box office still wasn't that good, as it was down slightly from last weekend to $102 million. Granted, "slightly" in this case means a fraction of 1%, so it isn't troubling. On the other hand, it was 10% higher than the same weekend last year. Unfortunately, year-to-date, 2013's lead over 2012 has shrunk to just $50 million or 0.6% at $8.49 billion to $8.44 billion. In fact, 2013 has not sold less tickets than 2012 had at this point in its run. That's not good and it is unlikely things will turn around in the coming few weeks. More...

Weekend Estimates: Jackass Brings Gravity to Earth

October 27th, 2013

As anticipated, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa will end Gravity's run at the top of the chart this weekend, with the hidden camera comedy set to earn about $32 million according to Paramount Pictures, somewhat less than Jackass 3D, but very much in line with the other films in the Jackass franchise. The 32% decline for Gravity, meanwhile, is its steepest fall so far, but topping $20 million in its fourth weekend is an impressive performance (only 24 other films have done it), and it will end the weekend within a whisker of $200 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: How Bad Will the Box Office Be?

October 25th, 2013

So far October has been a bad month at the box office. Granted, Gravity should crack $200 million over the weekend; however, week after week after week we've seen declines in the year-over-year comparison. Will that losing streak finally end this weekend? We do have some good news. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa should earn $30 million, more or less, easily topping the chart this weekend and earning much more than last year's number one film Argo. In fact, it might earn more than all four new releases from last year. Additionally, The Counselor isn't expected to be the biggest hit, but it still could earn more than Argo did this time last year and should earn more than the best new releases, Cloud Atlas, did. Are we finally going to see 2013's slump end? I really hope so, because 2013 is not that far ahead of 2012's pace and if the slump doesn't end soon, it could find itself slipping behind last year's pace. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Another Orbit for Gravity

October 22nd, 2013

As expected, Gravity remained on top of the weekend box office chart for the third weekend it a row. It became the first film released in 2013 to earn the hat trick, and very likely the last. Unfortunately, two of the three wide releases missed expectations, which hurt the overall box office numbers. Compared to last week, the overall box office was down by 11% to $103 million. Compared to last year, the box office was down 35%. Ouch. 2013 is still ahead of 2012's pace, but by less than 1% at $8.36 billion to $8.29 billion. More...

Contest: Born to be Bad

October 18th, 2013

Next week there are two wide releases, but let's be frank, only one of them has a real shot at first place. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa should finally end Gravity's reign on the box office charts and will likely crush The Counselor, the only other wide release of the week. It is the easy choice for 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 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a copy of Pacific Rim on Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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

2013 Preview: October

October 1st, 2013

October is an awkward month. It sits between the dumping ground that is September and November, the unofficial start of Awards Season / holiday blockbuster season. For the most part, September was stronger than average for the month and there's reason to be optimistic going forward. After all, box office success tends to feed on itself, as does box office struggles. That said, there are not a lot of sure hits over the coming four weeks. Of the nine or ten films opening wide this month, only Gravity has a better than 50/50 chance at $100 million. Captain Phillips could have a shot at the century mark, but only if it becomes a serious Awards Season player. Its early reviews suggest that could be a possibility. Last October, there were two films to reach the $100 million mark, Taken 2 and Argo. On the other hand, pretty much everything else that opened that month crashed and burned. While this October doesn't have as strong a top end, it will hopefully have much better depth. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/25 4 $3,130,082   3,044 $1,028   $3,130,082 1
2013/10/26 4 $2,940,093 -6% 3,044 $966   $6,070,175 2
2013/10/27 4 $1,772,755 -40% 3,044 $582   $7,842,930 3
2013/10/28 4 $647,990 -63% 3,044 $213   $8,490,920 4
2013/10/29 4 $796,893 +23% 3,044 $262   $9,287,813 5
2013/10/30 4 $556,189 -30% 3,044 $183   $9,844,002 6
2013/10/31 5 $543,507 -2% 3,044 $179   $10,387,509 7
2013/11/01 8 $1,042,370 +92% 3,044 $342   $11,429,879 8
2013/11/02 10 $1,488,176 +43% 3,044 $489   $12,918,055 9
2013/11/03 9 $849,304 -43% 3,044 $279   $13,767,359 10
2013/11/04 8 $310,256 -63% 3,044 $102   $14,077,615 11
2013/11/05 9 $409,356 +32% 3,044 $134   $14,486,971 12
2013/11/06 8 $311,549 -24% 3,044 $102   $14,798,520 13
2013/11/07 8 $246,517 -21% 3,044 $81   $15,045,037 14
2013/11/08 - $234,759 -5% 1,022 $230   $15,279,796 15
2013/11/09 - $342,873 +46% 1,022 $335   $15,622,669 16
2013/11/10 - $238,125 -31% 1,022 $233   $15,860,794 17
2013/11/11 - $127,237 -47% 1,022 $124   $15,988,031 18
2013/11/12 - $94,459 -26% 1,022 $92   $16,082,490 19
2013/11/13 - $77,726 -18% 1,022 $76   $16,160,216 20
2013/11/14 - $72,035 -7% 1,022 $70   $16,232,251 21
2013/11/15 - $106,142 +47% 481 $221   $16,338,393 22
2013/11/16 - $156,505 +47% 481 $325   $16,494,898 23
2013/11/17 - $89,786 -43% 481 $187   $16,584,684 24
2013/11/18 - $36,951 -59% 481 $77   $16,621,635 25
2013/11/19 - $48,624 +32% 481 $101   $16,670,259 26
2013/11/20 - $37,503 -23% 481 $78   $16,707,762 27
2013/11/21 - $27,073 -28% 481 $56   $16,734,835 28
2013/11/22 - $18,321 -32% 129 $142   $16,753,156 29
2013/11/23 - $27,923 +52% 129 $216   $16,781,079 30
2013/11/24 - $16,840 -40% 129 $131   $16,797,919 31
2013/11/25 - $7,334 -56% 129 $57   $16,805,253 32
2013/11/26 - $11,149 +52% 129 $86   $16,816,402 33
2013/11/27 - $5,307 -52% 129 $41   $16,821,709 34
2013/11/28 - $4,929 -7% 129 $38   $16,826,638 35
2013/11/29 - $10,991 +123% 78 $141   $16,837,629 36
2013/11/30 - $12,056 +10% 78 $155   $16,849,685 37
2013/12/01 - $7,213 -40% 78 $92   $16,856,898 38
2013/12/02 - $2,596 -64% 78 $33   $16,859,494 39
2013/12/03 - $4,196 +62% 78 $54   $16,863,690 40
2013/12/04 - $3,367 -20% 78 $43   $16,867,057 41
2013/12/05 - $3,819 +13% 78 $49   $16,870,876 42
2013/12/06 - $7,038 +84% 71 $99   $16,877,914 43
2013/12/07 - $9,412 +34% 71 $133   $16,887,326 44
2013/12/08 - $6,801 -28% 71 $96   $16,894,127 45
2013/12/09 - $2,583 -62% 71 $36   $16,896,710 46
2013/12/10 - $3,634 +41% 71 $51   $16,900,344 47
2013/12/11 - $3,290 -9% 71 $46   $16,903,634 48
2013/12/12 - $3,026 -8% 71 $43   $16,906,660 49
2013/12/13 - $4,797 +59% 60 $80   $16,911,457 50
2013/12/14 - $6,685 +39% 60 $111   $16,918,142 51
2013/12/15 - $4,900 -27% 60 $82   $16,923,042 52
2013/12/16 - $2,243 -54% 60 $37   $16,925,285 53
2013/12/17 - $3,062 +37% 60 $51   $16,928,347 54
2013/12/18 - $2,537 -17% 60 $42   $16,930,884 55
2013/12/19 - $3,007 +19% 60 $50   $16,933,891 56
2013/12/30 - $1,724   24 $72   $16,951,538 67
2013/12/31 - $1,228 -29% 24 $51   $16,952,766 68
2014/01/01 - $2,041 +66% 24 $85   $16,954,807 69

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/25 4 $7,842,930   3,044 $2,577   $7,842,930 3
2013/11/01 9 $3,379,850 -57% 3,044 $1,110   $13,767,359 10
2013/11/08 14 $815,757 -76% 1,022 $798   $15,860,794 17
2013/11/15 19 $352,433 -57% 481 $733   $16,584,684 24
2013/11/22 32 $63,084 -82% 129 $489   $16,797,919 31
2013/11/29 43 $30,260 -52% 78 $388   $16,856,898 38
2013/12/06 41 $23,251 -23% 71 $327   $16,894,127 45
2013/12/13 39 $16,382 -30% 60 $273   $16,923,042 52
2013/12/20 38 $6,181 -62% 24 $258   $16,940,072 59
2013/12/27 49 $6,106 -1% 24 $254   $16,949,814 66
2014/01/03 54 $4,088 -33% 21 $195   $16,960,224 73
2014/01/10 52 $5,073 +24% 17 $298   $16,969,390 80

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/25 4 $10,387,509   3,044 $3,412   $10,387,509 7
2013/11/01 9 $4,657,528 -55% 3,044 $1,530   $15,045,037 14
2013/11/08 13 $1,187,214 -75% 1,022 $1,162   $16,232,251 21
2013/11/15 19 $502,584 -58% 481 $1,045   $16,734,835 28
2013/11/22 36 $91,803 -82% 129 $712   $16,826,638 35
2013/11/29 37 $44,238 -52% 78 $567   $16,870,876 42
2013/12/06 40 $35,784 -19% 71 $504   $16,906,660 49
2013/12/13 41 $27,231 -24% 60 $454   $16,933,891 56
2013/12/20 44 $9,817 -64% 24 $409   $16,943,708 63
2013/12/27 46 $12,428 +27% 24 $518   $16,956,136 70
2014/01/03 50 $8,181 -34% 21 $390   $16,964,317 77
2014/01/10 45 $9,398 +15% 17 $553   $16,973,715 84

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 11/14/2013 $0 0 58 185 $740,373 12/13/2015
Australia 11/7/2013 $0 0 218 302 $2,826,855 12/13/2015
Austria 11/28/2013 $112,037 40 40 161 $343,450 12/13/2015
Belgium 11/13/2013 $0 0 45 161 $1,156,632 12/13/2015
Bolivia 11/28/2013 $13,485 8 8 20 $40,579 12/13/2015
Brazil 10/25/2013 $0 0 14 20 $1,412,252 12/13/2015
Bulgaria 11/15/2013 $0 0 26 94 $235,378 12/13/2015
Chile 10/31/2013 $0 0 5 7 $166,892 12/13/2015
Colombia 11/15/2013 $0 0 42 79 $296,446 12/13/2015
Croatia 11/14/2013 $0 0 16 61 $168,582 12/13/2015
Czech Republic 11/28/2013 $58,998 74 74 141 $133,116 12/13/2015
Denmark 11/14/2013 $0 0 58 95 $333,795 12/13/2015
Ecuador 11/1/2013 $0 0 31 31 $101,082 12/13/2015
Estonia 11/15/2013 $0 0 5 13 $125,474 12/13/2015
Finland 11/15/2013 $0 0 33 81 $209,864 12/13/2015
France 11/13/2013 $0 0 409 999 $5,383,009 12/13/2015
Germany 11/28/2013 $921,524 259 278 1130 $2,968,759 12/13/2015
Greece 11/21/2013 $252,123 45 45 115 $606,408 12/13/2015
Hong Kong 11/14/2013 $0 0 36 42 $327,677 12/13/2015
Hungary 11/14/2013 $0 0 34 170 $280,557 12/13/2015
Iceland 11/15/2013 $0 0 6 11 $33,600 12/13/2015
Indonesia 12/4/2013 $23,384 85 100 202 $442,897 12/13/2015
Israel 11/14/2013 $0 0 19 39 $283,650 12/13/2015
Japan 11/15/2013 $0 0 469 1190 $4,542,384 12/13/2015
Kenya 11/29/2013 $0 0 7 7 $15,477 12/13/2015
Latvia 11/15/2013 $0 0 6 16 $97,785 12/13/2015
Lebanon 11/14/2013 $0 0 12 15 $137,861 12/13/2015
Lithuania 11/15/2013 $0 0 9 22 $117,124 12/13/2015
Mexico 11/15/2013 $0 0 363 755 $1,963,762 12/13/2015
Netherlands 11/14/2013 $0 0 68 227 $1,314,297 12/13/2015
New Zealand 11/7/2013 $0 0 28 49 $211,725 12/13/2015
Peru 12/5/2013 $69,521 24 24 61 $202,051 12/13/2015
Philippines 11/13/2013 $0 0 62 69 $197,856 12/13/2015
Poland 11/15/2013 $0 0 104 410 $1,033,626 12/13/2015
Portugal 11/21/2013 $237,341 58 58 210 $641,667 12/13/2015
Romania 11/15/2013 $0 0 29 103 $526,436 12/13/2015
Russia (CIS) 10/31/2013 $0 0 74 74 $5,402,238 12/13/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 11/21/2013 $17,874 14 14 56 $81,818 12/13/2015
Singapore 11/28/2013 $145,224 27 27 57 $262,842 12/13/2015
Slovakia 11/28/2013 $59,087 45 45 87 $140,169 12/13/2015
Slovenia 11/14/2013 $0 0 8 48 $61,646 12/13/2015
South Africa 12/20/2013 $39,546 20 20 20 $39,546 12/13/2015
South Korea 11/14/2013 $0 0 97 97 $865,103 12/13/2015
Spain 11/29/2013 $1,510,384 396 396 1351 $4,035,345 12/13/2015
Sweden 11/15/2013 $0 0 57 139 $579,785 12/13/2015
Switzerland 11/13/2013 $0 0 67 185 $744,585 12/13/2015
Thailand 11/21/2013 $56,570 49 49 90 $136,651 12/13/2015
Turkey 11/29/2013 $176,295 83 83 193 $498,163 12/13/2015
Ukraine 11/14/2013 $0 0 97 230 $619,174 12/13/2015
United Kingdom 11/15/2013 $0 0 347 514 $3,006,040 12/13/2015
Uruguay 11/28/2013 $16,409 3 6 16 $35,028 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $7,908,108
 
International Total$54,035,619 12/13/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/16/2014779,458 79,458$1,240,339$1,240,3391
2/23/20141139,340-50% 118,798$764,376$2,004,7162
3/2/20142118,973-52% 137,771$287,820$2,292,5363
3/9/20142413,765-27% 151,536$274,749$2,567,2854
3/23/20142613,735 182,901$274,151$3,193,3316

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/16/2014845,944 45,944$947,364$947,3641
2/23/20141217,460-62% 63,404$429,159$1,376,5232

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