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The Forest (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,594,261Details
International Box Office $13,461,178Details
Worldwide Box Office $40,055,439
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,640,674 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $952,369 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,593,043
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A young American woman, Sara, goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared in the legendary Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate—only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who wanders into the forest.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
10% - Rotten
Audience
22% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 8th, 2016 (Wide) by Focus / Gramercy
International Releases: January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Lebanon)
January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Malaysia)
January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Oman)
January 7th, 2016 (Wide) (Singapore)
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Video Release: April 12th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and images.
(Rating bulletin 2399, 11/11/2015)
Running Time: 93 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Boy
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Keywords: Japan, Suicide, Death of a Sibling, Missing Person, Twins, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Mount Fuji, Hauntings
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Lava Bear Films, Phantom Four, AI Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,086 $25,725 Mar 11, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,282 $34,625 Mar 4, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,109 $68,995 Feb 26, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,332 $89,280 Feb 19, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,253 $57,221 Feb 12, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,093 $130,770 Feb 5, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,663 $442,930 Jan 29, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,076 $1,675,558 Jan 22, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,880 $5,977,741 Jan 15, 2016 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 196 $12,741,176 Jan 8, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,429 $12,741,176 Jan 8, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,655 2,451 Jan 8, 2016 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 475 $5,197,159 Jan 9, 2016 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,421 $5,197,159 Jan 9, 2016 2

Cast

   Sara/Jess Price
Taylor Kinney    Aiden
Yukiyoshi Ozawa    Michi
Eoin Macken    Rob
Stephanie Vogt    Valerie
Tanpopo Osamu    Homeless Man
Yasuo Tobishima    Sushi Chef
Ibuki Kaneda    Mei (Schoolgirl)
Akiko Awase    Head Teacher
Kikuo Ichikawa    Businessman
Noriko Sakura    Mayumi
Yozef Aoki    Visitor Center Morgue Man
Yuho Yamashita    Sakura
Gen Seto    Narusawa Bartender
Terry Diab    Grandma
Nada Mazalica    Sara/Jess (Age 6)
Lidija Antonic    Mother of Sara/Jess
Takako Akashi    Ubasute Old Woman #1
Yuriri Naka    Narusawa Young Woman
Nemanja Naumoski    Pillowcase Man
Tales Yamamoto    Blue Tent Man
Meg Kubota    Ubasute Old Woman #2
Mieko Wertheim    Ubasute Old Woman #3
Rina Takasaki    Hoshiko
Carni Deric    Father of Sara/Jess
Yoshio Hasegawa    Aokigahara Police Sergeant

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ben Ketai
Screenwriter    Sarah Cornwell
Screenwriter    Nick Antosca
Producer    Tory Metzger
Producer    David Linde
Producer    David S. Goyer
Executive Producer    Len Blavatnik
Executive Producer    Aviv Giladi
Executive Producer    Lawrence Bender
Executive Producer    Andrew Pfeffer
Director of Photography    Mattias Troelstrup
Production Designer    Kevin Phipps
Editor    Jim Flynn
Costume Designer    Bojana Nikitovic
Casting Director    Elaine Grainger
Composer    Bear McCreary
Co-Producer    Jennifer Semler
Co-Producer    James Ward Byrkit
Unit Production Manager    Aleksandar Tadic
First Assistant Director    Christopher Landry
Second Assistant Director    Maria Nitza
Post-Production Supervisor    Nancy Kirhoffer
Art Director    Jasna Dragovic
Set Decorator    Mina Buric
Script Supervisor    Marina Lesic
First Assistant Editor    Ben Cox
Assistant Editor    Filip Dedic
Assistant Editor    Uros Lasic
Sound Mixer    Stanomir Dragos
Make up    Martina Dodocic Subic
Hairstylist    Jovana Jovanovic
Special Effects Coordinator    Muhamed M'Barek Toske
Additional Casting-Casting Associate    Emma Gunnery
Set Designer    Dusan Demic
Set Designer    Mihailo Radosevic
Set Designer    Tijana Durkovic
Supervising Sound Editor    Kelly Cabral
Re-recording Mixer    Myron Nettinga
Re-recording Mixer    Steven Ticknor
Sound Designer    Jussi Tegelman
Dialogue Editor    Kimaree Long
Score Producer    Bear McCreary
Score Producer    Steve Kaplan
Visual Effects Supervisor    Raoul Yorke Bolognini
Visual Effects Producer    Raoul Yorke Bolognini
Visual Effects Producer    Richard Ivan Mann
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jeff Goldman
Visual Effects Supervisor    Rif Dagher
Prosthetics Designer    Rob Mayor
Stunt Coordinator    Slavisa Ivanovic

Home Market Releases for April 12th, 2016

April 13th, 2016

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun

It is a very slow week on the home market. The only first-run release is The Forest, which earned a single-digit Tomatometer Score. The best-selling release of the week is Justice League vs. Teen Titans which continues to prove animated D.C. is better than live-action D.C. As far as Pick of the Week contenders are concerned, there are a few releases that interest me, including Suspicion on Blu-ray. However, I went with The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun on Blu-ray. I will admit it dances deep into the Style over Substance territory, but it's a style I have really got into. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Fifth Wave Open in the Top Five?

January 21st, 2016

The Fifth Wave

Three wide releases are coming out this week, all of which are expected to earn similar openings. None of which are expected to compete for the top five. The 5th Wave is the latest Young Adult Adaptation and as I'm writing this at about 10 am on Thursday, it is still the only new release with any reviews. Dirty Grandpa is the widest release of the week, but with no reviews, it is hard to judge how well it will do. Finally there's The Boy. If it can match The Forest, I'm sure STX Entertainment will be happy. The weakness in the new releases doesn't mean we won't have a new number one film, as The Revenant seems poised to climb to first place over the weekend. This weekend last year, American Sniper remained dominant with nearly $65 million. It's a near certainty that all three new releases won't make that much this year. There's a chance the top five combined won't make that much this year. 2016 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Along Rides the Wave to the Top with $41.01 Million

January 20th, 2016

Ride Along 2

As anticipated, Ride Along 2 earned first place over the long weekend earning more than it cost to make in just four days. The other two wide releases were less successful. Despite costing more to make, 13 Hours earned less than half Ride Along 2 opened with, while the less said about Norm of the North, the better. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was pushed into third place over the three-day weekend, but it rose to first place on the daily chart on Monday. It is not done yet. The overall, the three-day weekend was up 4.2% from last weekend; however, it was down 18% from last year. This is not surprising, as this weekend last year, American Sniper set the record for biggest January weekend. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $693 million, giving 2016 an early lead over 2015. That lead was cut to 5.9% or $39 million and will likely be cut further next weekend. Hopefully it won't be entirely gone. More...

Contest: Don't Go Into the Woods: Winning Announcement

January 14th, 2016

The Forest

The winners of our Don't Go Into the Woods contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Forest opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Schwartz is still Strong with Star Wars as it Earns $42.35 Million

January 12th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned first place on the weekend chart for the fourth time and likely the last time. It was a close race, as The Revenant beat expectations; meanwhile, The Forest was very solid as counter-programming. The overall box office was $159 million, which is 28% less than last weekend, but 26% more than the same weekend last year. After just two weeks, 2016 is 19% / $70 million above 2015's pace. Granted, it is way too early to make any long terms predictions and next weekend will be brutal for 2016 in the year-over-year comparison, but every little bit now will help at the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Star Wars tops $800 million, Revenant impressive on debut

January 10th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens will become the first movie to hit $800 million at the domestic box office today, according to Disney’s estimates released on Sunday. With a $41.6 million weekend, the film moves to $812 million in total domestically, becoming the second-highest-grossing Star Wars movie adjusted for inflation, ahead of The Empire Strikes Back’s inflation-adjusted $808 million. It should pass Avatar’s inflation-adjusted $826 million this week. Perhaps the biggest news of the weekend, however, comes from overseas. More...

Weekend Predictions: How will Revenant and Forest Weather the Star Wars Storm?

January 7th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The big news this week was Star Wars: The Force Awakens being officially crowned the All-Time Domestic Box Office champion. It should follow-up that news with yet another first place finish on the weekend box office. There are two films trying to take its crown: The Forest and The Revenant. The Revenant is a very likely Oscar winner and has performed phenomenally well in limited release, so it has a real shot at box office success this weekend. On the other hand, The Forest is a low-budget horror film that is just hoping to land in the top five. This weekend last year was led by Taken 3 with just under $40 million over the weekend, while Selma earned second place with $11 million. The Force Awakens might make more than those two films combined, but even if it doesn't, the one-two punch of The Force Awakens plus The Revenant will give 2016 an easy win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Don't Go Into the Woods

January 1st, 2016

The Forest

The only true wide release next week is The Forest, which will have to deal with competition from The Revenant, as well as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, it is the only true wide release of the week, so 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 Forest.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of two DVDs. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: January

January 1st, 2016

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016 will begin the same way 2015 ended, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on top. In fact, three of the five films that have the best shot at box office success in January are The Force Awakens, The Hateful Eight, and The Revenant, all of which opened in December. There are two true January releases that could also do really well, for this time of year: Ride Along 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. The rest of the releases are just hoping to become midlevel hits. Last January, American Sniper dominated earning more than $300 million. Its success could prevent 2016 from being ahead in the year-over-year comparison by the end of the month, but this year does have better depth. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/08 4 $12,741,176   2,451 $5,198   $12,741,176 3
2016/01/15 7 $5,977,741 -53% 2,509 $2,383   $21,311,375 10
2016/01/22 13 $1,675,558 -72% 2,010 $834   $24,982,975 17
2016/01/29 25 $442,930 -74% 532 $833   $25,943,940 24
2016/02/05 36 $130,770 -70% 162 $807   $26,190,264 31
2016/02/12 43 $57,221 -56% 63 $908   $26,284,310 38
2016/02/19 39 $89,280 +56% 121 $738   $26,391,326 45
2016/02/26 43 $68,995 -23% 101 $683   $26,488,904 52
2016/03/04 52 $34,625 -50% 57 $607   $26,544,362 59
2016/03/11 55 $25,725 -26% 36 $715   $26,583,369 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/08 3 $4,972,757   2,451 $2,029   $4,972,757 1
2016/01/09 4 $5,197,159 +5% 2,451 $2,120   $10,169,916 2
2016/01/10 4 $2,571,260 -51% 2,451 $1,049   $12,741,176 3
2016/01/11 4 $658,735 -74% 2,451 $269   $13,399,911 4
2016/01/12 4 $812,171 +23% 2,451 $331   $14,212,082 5
2016/01/13 7 $573,630 -29% 2,451 $234   $14,785,712 6
2016/01/14 7 $547,922 -4% 2,451 $224   $15,333,634 7
2016/01/15 6 $1,743,526 +218% 2,509 $695   $17,077,160 8
2016/01/16 7 $2,425,067 +39% 2,509 $967   $19,502,227 9
2016/01/17 7 $1,809,148 -25% 2,509 $721   $21,311,375 10
2016/01/18 9 $1,002,808 -45% 2,509 $400   $22,314,183 11
2016/01/19 9 $418,195 -58% 2,509 $167   $22,732,378 12
2016/01/20 9 $296,091 -29% 2,509 $118   $23,028,469 13
2016/01/21 9 $278,948 -6% 2,509 $111   $23,307,417 14
2016/01/22 13 $515,462 +85% 2,010 $256   $23,822,879 15
2016/01/23 12 $793,533 +54% 2,010 $395   $24,616,412 16
2016/01/24 14 $366,563 -54% 2,010 $182   $24,982,975 17
2016/01/25 15 $129,913 -65% 2,010 $65   $25,112,888 18
2016/01/26 - $158,576 +22% 2,010 $79   $25,271,464 19
2016/01/27 - $124,461 -22% 2,010 $62   $25,395,925 20
2016/01/28 - $105,085 -16% 2,010 $52   $25,501,010 21
2016/01/29 - $134,355 +28% 532 $253   $25,635,365 22
2016/01/30 - $216,130 +61% 532 $406   $25,851,495 23
2016/01/31 - $92,445 -57% 532 $174   $25,943,940 24
2016/02/01 - $26,538 -71% 532 $50   $25,970,478 25
2016/02/02 - $35,691 +34% 532 $67   $26,006,169 26
2016/02/03 - $30,268 -15% 532 $57   $26,036,437 27
2016/02/04 - $23,057 -24% 532 $43   $26,059,494 28
2016/02/05 - $38,275 +66% 162 $236   $26,097,769 29
2016/02/06 - $72,342 +89% 162 $447   $26,170,111 30
2016/02/07 - $20,153 -72% 162 $124   $26,190,264 31
2016/02/08 - $11,269 -44% 162 $70   $26,201,533 32
2016/02/09 - $10,062 -11% 162 $62   $26,211,595 33
2016/02/10 - $8,040 -20% 162 $50   $26,219,635 34
2016/02/11 - $7,454 -7% 162 $46   $26,227,089 35
2016/02/12 - $10,685 +43% 63 $170   $26,237,774 36
2016/02/13 - $21,564 +102% 63 $342   $26,259,338 37
2016/02/14 - $24,972 +16% 63 $396   $26,284,310 38
2016/02/15 - $7,860 -69% 63 $125   $26,292,170 39
2016/02/16 - $3,667 -53% 63 $58   $26,295,837 40
2016/02/17 - $3,305 -10% 63 $52   $26,299,142 41
2016/02/18 - $2,904 -12% 63 $46   $26,302,046 42
2016/02/19 - $21,812 +651% 121 $180   $26,323,858 43
2016/02/20 - $42,091 +93% 121 $348   $26,365,949 44
2016/02/21 - $25,377 -40% 121 $210   $26,391,326 45
2016/02/22 - $6,784 -73% 121 $56   $26,398,110 46
2016/02/23 - $7,493 +10% 121 $62   $26,405,603 47
2016/02/24 - $6,727 -10% 121 $56   $26,412,330 48
2016/02/25 - $7,579 +13% 121 $63   $26,419,909 49
2016/02/26 - $17,161 +126% 101 $170   $26,437,070 50
2016/02/27 - $32,276 +88% 101 $320   $26,469,346 51
2016/02/28 - $19,558 -39% 101 $194   $26,488,904 52
2016/02/29 - $4,885 -75% 101 $48   $26,493,789 53
2016/03/01 - $5,330 +9% 101 $53   $26,499,119 54
2016/03/02 - $5,086 -5% 101 $50   $26,504,205 55
2016/03/03 - $5,532 +9% 101 $55   $26,509,737 56
2016/03/04 - $8,583 +55% 57 $151   $26,518,320 57
2016/03/05 - $15,575 +81% 57 $273   $26,533,895 58
2016/03/06 - $10,467 -33% 57 $184   $26,544,362 59
2016/03/07 - $3,308 -68% 57 $58   $26,547,670 60
2016/03/08 - $3,056 -8% 57 $54   $26,550,726 61
2016/03/09 - $3,458 +13% 57 $61   $26,554,184 62
2016/03/10 - $3,460 n/c 57 $61   $26,557,644 63
2016/03/11 - $7,222 +109% 36 $201   $26,564,866 64
2016/03/12 - $11,192 +55% 36 $311   $26,576,058 65
2016/03/13 - $7,311 -35% 36 $203   $26,583,369 66
2016/03/14 - $2,521 -66% 36 $70   $26,585,890 67
2016/03/15 - $2,870 +14% 36 $80   $26,588,760 68
2016/03/16 - $3,011 +5% 36 $84   $26,591,771 69
2016/03/17 - $2,490 -17% 36 $69   $26,594,261 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/08 4 $15,333,634   2,451 $6,256   $15,333,634 7
2016/01/15 7 $7,973,783 -48% 2,509 $3,178   $23,307,417 14
2016/01/22 13 $2,193,593 -72% 2,010 $1,091   $25,501,010 21
2016/01/29 25 $558,484 -75% 532 $1,050   $26,059,494 28
2016/02/05 36 $167,595 -70% 162 $1,035   $26,227,089 35
2016/02/12 48 $74,957 -55% 63 $1,190   $26,302,046 42
2016/02/19 44 $117,863 +57% 121 $974   $26,419,909 49
2016/02/26 46 $89,828 -24% 101 $889   $26,509,737 56
2016/03/04 50 $47,907 -47% 57 $840   $26,557,644 63
2016/03/11 58 $36,617 -24% 36 $1,017   $26,594,261 70

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 2/25/2016 $186,233 52 52 116 $492,622 4/5/2016
Austria 2/5/2016 $150,368 26 31 138 $409,086 6/9/2016
Belgium 3/2/2016 $39,095 11 11 27 $86,351 6/9/2016
Central America 3/10/2016 $0 0 10 11 $86,163 3/29/2016
Croatia 1/14/2016 $12,486 14 14 43 $30,349 2/9/2016
Czech Republic 1/7/2016 $52,629 42 42 178 $173,774 2/9/2016
Ecuador 3/4/2016 $0 0 23 54 $386,735 3/29/2016
Germany 2/4/2016 $521,681 117 150 692 $1,547,469 6/9/2016
Greece 2/25/2016 $37,879 30 30 30 $38,170 6/9/2016
Indonesia 1/8/2016 $327,429 154 156 451 $950,275 2/2/2016
Latvia 1/8/2016 $0 0 4 4 $19,115 1/20/2016
Lebanon 1/7/2016 $4,562 1 1 2 $6,671 1/20/2016
Lithuania 1/8/2016 $0 0 10 10 $37,611 6/9/2016
Malaysia 1/7/2016 $257,362 132 144 413 $568,911 6/9/2016
Mexico 2/19/2016 $0 0 6 6 $1,156,436 6/9/2016
Netherlands 3/17/2016 $87,822 33 51 99 $258,363 4/12/2016
Oman 1/7/2016 $0 0 1 1 $6,176 1/20/2016
Peru 3/31/2016 $0 0 73 73 $403,033 4/12/2016
Philippines 2/17/2016 $146,711 99 99 107 $183,607 3/1/2016
Poland 1/8/2016 $214,417 74 74 249 $579,728 2/17/2016
Portugal 2/18/2016 $34,476 16 16 55 $98,124 6/9/2016
Romania 1/8/2016 $89,212 42 42 137 $195,199 2/23/2016
Russia (CIS) 1/15/2016 $289,536 551 551 551 $289,536 1/24/2016
Singapore 1/7/2016 $198,860 26 26 85 $427,674 6/9/2016
Slovakia 1/7/2016 $41,641 45 45 108 $94,266 6/9/2016
South Africa 4/15/2016 $21,964 22 23 48 $59,219 6/9/2016
South Korea 3/30/2016 $209,978 312 312 344 $339,205 6/9/2016
Spain 2/26/2016 $669,905 257 257 999 $1,883,999 6/9/2016
Sweden 1/15/2016 $68,196 27 27 94 $206,463 6/9/2016
Ukraine 1/14/2016 $10,137 47 47 84 $17,599 2/2/2016
United Arab Emirates 1/7/2016 $69,198 14 14 26 $146,609 1/26/2016
United Kingdom 2/26/2016 $621,631 344 344 903 $1,427,175 6/9/2016
Uruguay 4/14/2016 $7,838 5 5 5 $7,838 4/19/2016
Vietnam 1/22/2016 $177,236 87 87 210 $537,702 2/9/2016
 
Rest of World $309,925
 
International Total$13,461,178 6/9/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/17/2016543,156 43,156$738,831$738,8311
4/24/20161616,912-61% 60,068$287,335$1,026,1662
5/1/20162311,437-32% 71,505$194,315$1,220,4803

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/17/2016522,532 22,532$450,863$450,8631
4/24/2016187,089-69% 29,621$141,420$592,2832

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