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The Cove (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $869,730Details
International Box Office $646,484
Worldwide Box Office $1,516,214
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
94% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 31st, 2009 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: December 8th, 2009 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 For disturbing content
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Keywords: Agitprop, Environment, Voiceover/Narration, Political, Animal Lead, Animal Rights
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Participant Media

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 218 $1,001 Mar 19, 2010 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 247 $840 Mar 12, 2010 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 341 $88 Mar 5, 2010 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 292 $1,135 Feb 26, 2010 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 309 $1,430 Feb 19, 2010 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 423 $420 Feb 12, 2010 199
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 614 $615 Jan 22, 2010 178
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,521 $211 Dec 11, 2009 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,738 $320 Dec 4, 2009 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,768 $1,248 Nov 27, 2009 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,078 $1,215 Nov 20, 2009 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,486 $811 Nov 13, 2009 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,696 $1,183 Nov 6, 2009 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,948 $1,626 Oct 30, 2009 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,080 $3,011 Oct 23, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,258 $4,863 Oct 16, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,509 $6,495 Oct 9, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,907 $6,348 Oct 2, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,809 $15,875 Sep 25, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,096 $19,686 Sep 18, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,398 $26,273 Sep 11, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,647 $36,897 Sep 4, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,988 $45,703 Aug 28, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,387 $53,107 Aug 21, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,460 $85,552 Aug 14, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,349 $151,106 Aug 7, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,730 $57,640 Jul 31, 2009 3

Production and Technical Credits

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 5th, 2011

April 5th, 2011

It's Tron week with at least seven releases related to Tron and Tron: Legacy. This appears to have scared away the competition, because outside of those releases, there's not much of a selection. Actually, there are three $100 million hits coming out this week; however, one doesn't come out till Friday, so I'll likely deal with it next week after the screener arrives, and the other is so bad it's best to pretend it doesn't exist. Those two films are clearly the Pick of the Week, but depending on where you buy your DVDs, the Combo Pack may or may nor be less expensive than buying the two films separately, so double-check before you buy. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Lionsgate Triple-Shot: The Cove, The Rules of Attraction, and Still Waiting

April 3rd, 2011

Lionsgate has been releasing some of their recent catalog titles onto Blu-ray as part of waves, or mini-waves. (It's hard to call three films a wave.) This week it's The Cove, The Rules of Attraction, and Still Waiting. I'm lumping all three Blu-ray reviews into one featured review for two reasons. Firstly, they were offered to me as a group. Secondly, I've reviewed two of the three movies when they came out on DVD, so doing them separately would result in incredibly short reviews for those two. More...

Awards Season - And the Oscar Goes To...

March 7th, 2010

The Oscars are being handed out as we speak and I will be updating our list of nominees with some of the winners as they happen. So far we've seen a few awards handed out, but no surprises. More...

Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Feature-Length Documentary

March 3rd, 2010

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Feature-Length Documentary, which is only slightly more competitive than Best Animated Feature Film. (The next two categories are more competitive, I promise.) More...

Awards Season: There's No Question about the WGA Winners

February 21st, 2010

The WGA announced their winners today, which include three categories for theatrical releases. More...

Awards Season: Avatar Not Hurting for Oscar Nominations

February 2nd, 2010

Oscar nominations were announced at 5:38 this morning, continuing a tradition that have never been adequately explained to me. (Why so early in the morning? Does earning an Oscar nomination become sweeter if people have to wake you up to congratulate you?) Leading the way in nominations were Avatar and The Hurt Locker, both of which pick up nine nods each, many of them in the same categories. More...

Awards Season: Big Win for Hurt

January 31st, 2010

The Directors Guild of America handed out their awards over the weekend and the two theatrical categories offered a little more shock than most past nights. More...

Awards Season: DGA Nominees Solidify Claims of the Leading Contenders

January 25th, 2010

The Directors Guild of America release their nominations over three days stretched out over a week. Only two of the nominations are for theatrical releases, but at least the documentary category had some interesting nominees. On the other hand, Feature Film merely enforces the trends we've seen throughout Awards Season. More...

Awards Season: PGA Hurting for Surprises

January 25th, 2010

The Producers Guild of America handed out their awards on Sunday and the results ranged from mostly predictable to completely predictable. More...

Awards Season: WGA Nominations are Written in Stone

January 12th, 2010

The WGA announced their nominations this week, which include eleven awards, three of which are for theatrical releases. More...

Awards Season - Looking Up for the PGA

January 6th, 2010

The Producers Guild of America announced their nominations this week, and while there are only three categories for theatrical releases, they tend to be quite accurate predictors for the Oscar nominations. This is great news for Up, which picked up nominations in two of the three categories. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 8th, 2009

December 8th, 2009

According to Amazon, there are about 300 DVDs and Blu-ray being released or re-released this week and about half of them are Harry Potter releases. Well, maybe not, but it almost feels that way. The only one of these that is really worth picking up is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Blu-ray; in fact, it is the DVD Pick of the Week. Also sharing that honor is The Cove on DVD, Julie & Julia on DVD or Blu-ray, and Lost - Season Five on Blu-ray. My bank account is going to take a big hit this week. More...

Adam Arrives First on Per Theater Chart

August 4th, 2009

Summer might be ending, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot of activity on the per theater chart. Placing first was Adam with an average of $17,094 in four theaters. This suggests at least some potential to expand. The same can be said of The Cove and its average of $14,410; however, as a documentary, there is a lower upper limit to its box office potential. Thirst was right behind with an average of $13,972, which is better than Let the Right On In opened with. Finally, (500) Days of Summer remained in the $10,000 club for one more week with an average of $10,439 in 266 theaters. More...

Lucky Number Seven on the Limited Release Front

July 31st, 2009

There are seven limited releases coming out this week, and all seven of them are earning overall positive reviews, and most of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. The Cove is likely the best bet for most people, while if you live in Canada, check out Fifty Dead Men Walking. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/07/31 44 $57,640   4 $14,410   $57,640 3
2009/08/07 33 $151,106 +162% 56 $2,698   $233,436 10
2009/08/14 40 $85,552 -43% 53 $1,614   $422,812 17
2009/08/21 42 $53,107 -38% 32 $1,660   $537,247 24
2009/08/28 44 $45,703 -14% 25 $1,828   $619,467 31
2009/09/04 54 $36,897 -19% 25 $1,476   $683,254 38
2009/09/11 57 $26,273 -29% 30 $876   $736,345 45
2009/09/18 61 $19,686 -25% 33 $597   $769,013 52
2009/09/25 74 $15,875 -19% 37 $429   $798,784 59
2009/10/02 87 $6,348 -60% 18 $353   $816,310 66
2009/10/09 87 $6,495 +2% 18 $361   $828,920 73
2009/10/16 96 $4,863 -25% 19 $256   $838,042 80
2009/10/23 100 $3,011 -38% 7 $430   $845,663 87
2009/10/30 110 $1,626 -46% 7 $232   $850,886 94
2009/11/06 109 $1,183 -27% 6 $197   $853,278 101
2009/11/13 122 $811 -31% 6 $135   $855,562 108
2009/11/20 111 $1,215 +50% 6 $203   $857,306 115
2009/11/27 100 $1,248 +3% 4 $312   $859,933 122
2009/12/04 110 $320 -74% 4 $80   $861,030 129
2009/12/11 107 $211 -34% 3 $70   $861,771 136
2010/01/22 86 $615   2 $308   $862,561 178
2010/02/12 95 $420   4 $105   $863,061 199
2010/02/19 93 $1,430 +240% 8 $179   $864,771 206
2010/02/26 95 $1,135 -21% 9 $126   $866,492 213
2010/03/05 110 $88 -92% 2 $44   $866,600 220
2010/03/12 104 $840 +855% 7 $120   $867,665 227
2010/03/19 100 $1,001 +19% 2 $501   $869,730 234

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/07/31 - $20,458   4 $5,115   $20,458 1
2009/08/01 - $18,917 -8% 4 $4,729   $39,375 2
2009/08/02 - $18,265 -3% 4 $4,566   $57,640 3
2009/08/03 - $6,046 -67% 4 $1,512   $63,686 4
2009/08/04 - $6,733 +11% 4 $1,683   $70,419 5
2009/08/05 - $5,488 -18% 4 $1,372   $75,907 6
2009/08/06 - $5,488 n/c 4 $1,372   $81,395 7
2009/08/07 - $53,995 +884% 57 $947   $135,390 8
2009/08/08 - $58,347 +8% 57 $1,024   $193,737 9
2009/08/09 - $49,390 -15% 57 $866   $243,127 10
2009/08/10 - $22,610 -54% 57 $397   $265,737 11
2009/08/11 - $23,534 +4% 57 $413   $289,271 12
2009/08/12 - $24,743 +5% 57 $434   $314,014 13
2009/08/13 - $22,311 -10% 57 $391   $337,260 14
2009/08/14 - $26,001 +17% 53 $491   $363,261 15
2009/08/15 - $34,407 +32% 53 $649   $397,668 16
2009/08/16 - $27,225 -21% 53 $514   $424,893 17
2009/08/17 - $13,942 -49% 53 $263   $438,835 18
2009/08/18 - $15,625 +12% 53 $295   $454,460 19
2009/08/19 - $14,615 -6% 53 $276   $469,075 20
2009/08/20 - $15,065 +3% 53 $284   $484,140 21
2009/08/21 - $17,241 +14% 32 $539   $501,381 22
2009/08/22 - $19,942 +16% 32 $623   $521,323 23
2009/08/23 - $15,924 -20% 32 $498   $537,247 24
2009/08/24 - $9,061 -43% 32 $283   $546,308 25
2009/08/25 - $9,112 +1% 32 $285   $555,420 26
2009/08/26 - $9,204 +1% 32 $288   $564,624 27
2009/08/27 - $9,140 -1% 32 $286   $573,764 28
2009/08/28 - $14,278 +56% 25 $571   $588,042 29
2009/08/29 - $17,912 +25% 25 $716   $605,954 30
2009/08/30 - $13,513 -25% 25 $541   $619,467 31
2009/08/31 - $6,242 -54% 25 $250   $625,709 32
2009/09/01 - $6,529 +5% 25 $261   $632,238 33
2009/09/02 - $7,350 +13% 25 $294   $639,588 34
2009/09/03 - $6,769 -8% 26 $260   $646,357 35
2009/09/04 - $8,963 +32% 24 $373   $655,320 36
2009/09/05 - $13,941 +56% 24 $581   $669,261 37
2009/09/06 - $13,993 n/c 25 $560   $683,254 38
2009/09/07 48 $11,888 -15% 25 $476   $695,142 39
2009/09/08 - $4,560 -62% 24 $190   $699,702 40
2009/09/09 - $5,045 +11% 24 $210   $704,747 41
2009/09/10 - $5,325 +6% 24 $222   $710,072 42
2009/09/11 - $7,220 +36% 30 $241   $717,292 43
2009/09/12 - $11,094 +54% 30 $370   $728,386 44
2009/09/13 - $7,959 -28% 30 $265   $736,345 45
2009/09/14 - $2,726 -66% 30 $91   $739,071 46
2009/09/15 - $2,439 -11% 30 $81   $741,510 47
2009/09/16 - $2,877 +18% 30 $96   $744,387 48
2009/09/17 - $3,624 +26% 30 $121   $748,011 49
2009/09/18 - $6,408 +77% 33 $194   $754,419 50
2009/09/19 - $6,712 +5% 33 $203   $761,131 51
2009/09/20 - $6,566 -2% 33 $199   $767,697 52
2009/09/21 - $4,668 -29% 33 $141   $772,365 53
2009/09/22 - $3,331 -29% 33 $101   $775,696 54
2009/09/23 - $3,433 +3% 33 $104   $779,129 55
2009/09/24 - $2,464 -28% 33 $75   $782,909 56
2009/09/25 - $4,206 +71% 37 $114   $787,115 57
2009/09/26 - $6,227 +48% 37 $168   $793,342 58
2009/09/27 - $5,442 -13% 37 $147   $798,784 59
2009/09/28 - $2,227 -59% 37 $60   $801,011 60
2009/09/29 - $3,272 +47% 37 $88   $804,283 61
2009/09/30 - $3,043 -7% 37 $82   $807,326 62
2009/10/01 - $2,636 -13% 37 $71   $809,962 63
2009/10/02 - $1,571 -40% 18 $87   $811,533 64
2009/10/03 - $2,597 +65% 18 $144   $814,130 65
2009/10/04 - $2,180 -16% 18 $121   $816,310 66
2009/10/05 - $1,004 -54% 18 $56   $817,314 67
2009/10/06 - $1,126 +12% 18 $63   $818,440 68
2009/10/07 - $1,313 +17% 18 $73   $819,753 69
2009/10/08 - $1,436 +9% 18 $80   $822,425 70
2009/10/09 - $2,774 +93% 18 $154   $825,199 71
2009/10/10 - $2,085 -25% 18 $116   $827,284 72
2009/10/11 - $1,636 -22% 18 $91   $828,920 73
2009/10/12 - $983 -40% 18 $55   $829,903 74
2009/10/13 - $1,084 +10% 18 $60   $830,987 75
2009/10/14 - $1,451 +34% 18 $81   $832,438 76
2009/10/15 - $741 -49% 18 $41   $833,179 77
2009/10/16 - $1,013 +37% 19 $53   $834,192 78
2009/10/17 - $1,716 +69% 19 $90   $835,908 79
2009/10/18 - $2,134 +24% 19 $112   $838,042 80
2009/10/19 - $687 -68% 19 $36   $838,729 81
2009/10/20 - $788 +15% 19 $41   $839,517 82
2009/10/21 - $856 +9% 19 $45   $840,373 83
2009/10/22 - $2,279 +166% 19 $120   $842,652 84
2009/10/23 - $980 -57% 7 $140   $843,632 85
2009/10/24 - $1,130 +15% 7 $161   $844,762 86
2009/10/25 - $901 -20% 7 $129   $845,663 87
2009/10/26 - $1,771 +97% 7 $253   $847,434 88
2009/10/27 - $611 -65% 7 $87   $848,045 89
2009/10/28 - $357 -42% 7 $51   $848,402 90
2009/10/29 - $858 +140% 7 $123   $849,260 91
2009/10/30 - $661 -23% 7 $94   $849,921 92
2009/10/31 - $492 -26% 7 $70   $850,413 93
2009/11/01 - $473 -4% 7 $68   $850,886 94
2009/11/02 - $222 -53% 7 $32   $851,108 95
2009/11/03 - $356 +60% 7 $51   $851,464 96
2009/11/04 - $276 -22% 7 $39   $851,740 97
2009/11/05 - $355 +29% 7 $51   $852,095 98
2009/11/06 - $327 -8% 6 $55   $852,422 99
2009/11/07 - $548 +68% 6 $91   $852,970 100
2009/11/08 - $308 -44% 6 $51   $853,278 101
2009/11/09 - $118 -62% 6 $20   $853,396 102
2009/11/10 - $389 +230% 7 $56   $853,785 103
2009/11/11 - $606 +56% 6 $101   $854,391 104
2009/11/12 - $360 -41% 6 $60   $854,751 105
2009/11/13 - $276 -23% 6 $46   $855,027 106
2009/11/14 - $298 +8% 6 $50   $855,325 107
2009/11/15 - $237 -20% 6 $40   $855,562 108
2009/11/16 - $87 -63% 6 $15   $855,649 109
2009/11/17 - $101 +16% 6 $17   $855,750 110
2009/11/18 - $183 +81% 6 $31   $855,933 111
2009/11/19 - $158 -14% 6 $26   $856,091 112
2009/11/20 - $324 +105% 6 $54   $856,415 113
2009/11/21 - $639 +97% 6 $107   $857,054 114
2009/11/22 - $885 +38% 6 $148   $857,939 115
2009/11/23 - $110 -88% 6 $18   $858,049 116
2009/11/24 - $17 -85% 6 $3   $858,066 117
2009/11/25 - $401 +2,259% 6 $67   $858,467 118
2009/11/26 - $218 -46% 6 $36   $858,685 119
2009/11/27 - $221 +1% 4 $55   $858,906 120
2009/11/28 - $558 +152% 4 $140   $859,464 121
2009/11/29 - $325 -42% 4 $81   $859,789 122
2009/11/30 - $116 -64% 4 $29   $860,049 123
2009/12/01 - $191 +65% 4 $48   $860,240 124
2009/12/02 - $206 +8% 4 $52   $860,446 125
2009/12/03 - $264 +28% 4 $66   $860,710 126
2009/12/04 - $114 -57% 4 $29   $860,824 127
2009/12/05 - $86 -25% 4 $22   $860,910 128
2009/12/06 - $120 +40% 4 $30   $861,030 129
2009/12/07 - $92 -23% 4 $23   $861,122 130
2009/12/08 - $182 +98% 4 $46   $861,304 131
2009/12/09 - $128 -30% 4 $32   $861,432 132
2009/12/10 - $128 n/c 4 $32   $861,560 133
2009/12/11 - $60 -53% 3 $20   $861,620 134
2009/12/12 - $96 +60% 3 $32   $861,716 135
2009/12/13 - $55 -43% 3 $18   $861,771 136
2009/12/16 - $5   1 $5   $861,776 139
2009/12/17 - $20 +300% 3 $7   $861,796 140
2010/01/22 - $108   2 $54   $862,054 176
2010/01/23 - $499 +362% 2 $250   $862,553 177
2010/01/24 - $8 -98% 2 $4   $862,561 178
2010/01/25 - $44 +450% 2 $22   $862,605 179
2010/01/26 - $12 -73% 2 $6   $862,617 180
2010/01/27 - $16 +33% 2 $8   $862,633 181
2010/01/28 - $8 -50% 2 $4   $862,641 182
2010/02/13 - $147   4 $37   $862,788 198
2010/02/14 - $273 +86% 4 $68   $863,061 199
2010/02/15 70 $280 +3% 4 $70   $863,341 200
2010/02/19 - $26   8 $3   $863,367 204
2010/02/20 - $843 +3,142% 8 $105   $864,210 205
2010/02/21 - $561 -33% 8 $70   $864,771 206
2010/02/22 - $75 -87% 8 $9   $864,846 207
2010/02/23 - $58 -23% 8 $7   $864,904 208
2010/02/24 - $29 -50% 8 $4   $864,933 209
2010/02/25 - $424 +1,362% 8 $53   $865,357 210
2010/02/26 - $93 -78% 9 $10   $865,450 211
2010/02/27 - $332 +257% 9 $37   $865,782 212
2010/02/28 - $710 +114% 9 $79   $866,492 213
2010/03/04 - $20   9 $2   $866,512 217
2010/03/06 - $60   2 $30   $866,572 219
2010/03/07 - $28 -53% 2 $14   $866,600 220
2010/03/08 - $135 +382% 2 $68   $866,735 221
2010/03/09 - $84 -38% 2 $42   $866,819 222
2010/03/11 - $6   2 $3   $866,825 224
2010/03/12 - $353 +5,783% 8 $44   $867,178 225
2010/03/13 - $338 -4% 8 $42   $867,516 226
2010/03/14 - $149 -56% 8 $19   $867,665 227
2010/03/15 - $63 -58% 8 $8   $867,728 228
2010/03/16 - $54 -14% 8 $7   $867,782 229
2010/03/17 - $455 +743% 8 $57   $868,237 230
2010/03/18 - $492 +8% 8 $62   $868,729 231
2010/03/19 - $343 -30% 2 $172   $869,072 232
2010/03/20 - $483 +41% 2 $242   $869,555 233
2010/03/21 - $175 -64% 2 $88   $869,730 234

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/07/31 46 $82,330   4 $20,583   $82,330 7
2009/08/07 31 $254,930 +210% 56 $4,552   $337,260 14
2009/08/14 37 $146,880 -42% 53 $2,771   $484,140 21
2009/08/21 42 $89,624 -39% 32 $2,801   $573,764 28
2009/08/28 44 $72,593 -19% 25 $2,904   $646,357 35
2009/09/04 54 $63,715 -12% 24 $2,655   $710,072 42
2009/09/11 58 $39,255 -38% 30 $1,309   $749,327 49
2009/09/18 62 $33,582 -14% 33 $1,018   $782,909 56
2009/09/25 72 $27,053 -19% 37 $731   $809,962 63
2009/10/02 82 $12,463 -54% 18 $692   $822,425 70
2009/10/09 88 $10,754 -14% 18 $597   $833,179 77
2009/10/16 88 $9,473 -12% 19 $499   $842,652 84
2009/10/23 98 $6,608 -30% 7 $944   $849,260 91
2009/10/30 110 $2,835 -57% 7 $405   $852,095 98
2009/11/06 106 $2,656 -6% 6 $443   $854,751 105
2009/11/13 120 $1,340 -50% 6 $223   $856,091 112
2009/11/20 112 $2,594 +94% 6 $432   $858,685 119
2009/11/27 97 $2,025 -22% 4 $506   $860,710 126
2009/12/04 108 $850 -58% 4 $213   $861,560 133
2009/12/11 112 $236 -72% 3 $79   $861,796 140
2010/01/01 89 $150   2 $75   $861,946 161
2010/01/22 93 $695   2 $348   $862,641 182
2010/02/12 98 $700   4 $175   $863,341 203
2010/02/19 96 $2,016 +188% 8 $252   $865,357 210
2010/02/26 100 $1,155 -43% 9 $128   $866,512 217
2010/03/05 109 $313 -73% 2 $157   $866,825 224
2010/03/12 99 $1,904 +508% 8 $238   $868,729 231
2010/03/19 100 $1,001 -47% 2 $501   $869,730 238

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