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The Devil's Violinist (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,294Details
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In 1830, violin virtuoso and notorious womanizer Niccolò Paganini is at the peak of his career, acclaimed throughout Europe. His name alone suggests countless affairs and scandals – which is exactly what his manager Urbani is doing his utmost to cultivate, for it is in his interest to market his famous client the best way possible. Only the London public has yet to be conquered. In a plan to lure Paganini to London, impresario John Watson and his mistress Elisabeth Wells risk all they own. Business- savvy Urbani ultimately manages to bring Paganini to the British capital, albeit against his will. And thanks to the rave reviews by journalist Ethel Langham, Urbani’s strategy seems to be working better than he imagined. Paganini quickly takes a liking to his host’s lovely daughter Charlotte, a talented singer. This displeases Urbani, however, who fears he will lose his influence on his protégé. This turbulent tale of love, lust, power, and the lure of fame is set against a glorious score by David Garrett and co-composer Franck van der Heijden.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 13,472 $11,294
All Time Worldwide Box Office 16,628 $11,294
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 6,023 $11,294
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 4,123 $11,294
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 4,405 $11,294

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 30th, 2015 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: January 27th, 2015 by Freestyle Digital Media
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexuality/nudity, and for drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2356, 1/14/2015)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Biography, Italy, 1800s, London
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Summerstorm, Dor Film, Construction Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ORF, Bavaria Film Partners, Bahr Productions, Filmconfect, Sky , Film House Germany
Production Countries: Germany,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,693 $8,013 Jan 30, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,738 $8,013 Jan 30, 2015 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,592 $801 Jan 30, 2015 3
Theater Average Limited Release 42,013 $801 Jan 30, 2015 3
Top 2015 Theater Average Limited Release 1,578 $801 Jan 30, 2015 3
Never Wide Domestic 7,257 $11,294 Jan 27, 2015 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,689 $11,294 Jan 27, 2015 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,575 0 Jan 27, 2015 0


   Niccolo Paganini
Joely Richardson    Ethel Langham
Christian McKay    John Watson
Veronica Ferres    Elisabeth Wells
Helmut Berger    Lord Burghersh
Olivia D'Abo    Primrose Blackstone
   Charlotte Watson

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Gabriela Bacher
Producer    Rosilyn Heller
Producer    Danny Krausz
Producer    Christian Angermayer
Co-Producer    Veronica Ferres
Executive Producer    David Garrett
Executive Producer    Dominic Berger
Executive Producer    Craig Blake Jones
Executive Producer    Markus R. Vogelbacher
Executive Producer    Marc Hansell
Executive Producer    Michael Scheel
Associate Producer    Volker Glaser
Associate Producer    Sascha Magsamen
Associate Producer    Stephan Hornung
Associate Producer    Alexander Schutz
Associate Producer    Klemens Hallmann
Director of Photography    Bernard Rose
Production Designer    Christoph Kanter
Casting Director    John Hubbard
Casting Director    Ros Hubbard
Editor    Britta Nahler
Composer    David Garrett
Composer    Franck Van Der Heijden

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 62 $8,013   10 $801   $8,013 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 - $2,758   10 $276   $2,758 1
2015/01/31 - $2,581 -6% 10 $258   $5,339 2
2015/02/01 - $2,674 +4% 10 $267   $8,013 3
2015/02/02 - $478 -82% 10 $48   $8,491 4
2015/02/03 - $997 +109% 10 $100   $9,488 5
2015/02/04 - $772 -23% 10 $77   $10,260 6
2015/02/05 - $1,034 +34% 10 $103   $11,294 7

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/30 67 $11,294   10 $1,129   $11,294 7

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