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The Future (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $568,662Details
International Box Office $670,512Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,239,174
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Synopsis

Sophie and Jason are strange the way all couples are strange when they’re alone. They live in a small LA apartment, have jobs they hate, and in one month they’ll adopt a stray cat named Paw Paw. Like a newborn baby, he’ll need around-the-clock care – he may die in six months, or it may take five years. Despite their good intentions, Sophie and Jason are terrified of their looming loss of freedom. So with just one month left, they quit their jobs, and the Internet, to pursue their dreams - Sophie wants to create a dance, Jason wants simply to be guided by fate. But as the month slips away, Sophie becomes increasingly, humiliatingly paralyzed. In a moment of desperation, she calls a stranger, Marshall - a square, fifty-year-old man who lives in the Valley. In his suburban world she doesn’t have to be herself; as long as she stays there, she’ll never have to try (and fail) again. Living in two terrifyingly vacant and different realities, Sophie and Jason must reunite with time, space and their own souls in order to come home.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 29th, 2011 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: August 16th, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2173, 5/25/2011)
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Performing Arts, Internet, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Voiceover/Narration, Dancing, Directing Yourself
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Razor Films, GNK Productions, Film 4, The Match Factory, Haut et Court
Production Countries: Germany,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,519 $219 Dec 9, 2011 136
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,391 $25 Nov 18, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,618 $355 Nov 11, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,883 $541 Nov 4, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,891 $1,909 Oct 28, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,827 $5,130 Oct 21, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,265 $4,771 Oct 14, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,773 $3,933 Oct 7, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,763 $8,654 Sep 30, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,110 $9,310 Sep 23, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,217 $16,394 Sep 16, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,647 $18,230 Sep 9, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,978 $23,945 Sep 2, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,398 $26,840 Aug 26, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,255 $62,187 Aug 19, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,721 $63,695 Aug 12, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,852 $85,841 Aug 5, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,774 $27,137 Jul 29, 2011 3

Cast

Hamish Linklater    Jason
   Sophie
David Warshofsky    Marshall
Isabella Acres    Gabriella
Joe Putterlik    Joe, The Moon

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Miranda July
Director   
Producer    Gina Kwon
Producer    Roman Paul
Producer    Gerhard Meixner
Executive Producer    Sue Bruce-Smith
Co-Producer    Chris Stinson
Cinematographer    Nikolai von Graevenitz
Production Designer    Elliott Hostetter
Editor    Andrew Bird
Costume Designer    Christie Wittenborn
Composer    Jon Brion
Casting Director    Jeanne McCarthy
Casting Director    Nicole Abellera
Music Supervisor    Margaret Yen
Associate Producer    Mary Prendergast
Associate Producer    Rod Smith
Associate Producer    Aaron Beckum

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 29th, 2011

November 29th, 2011

It's another relatively slow week on the home market. The two biggest release of the week don't come out till Friday, while there are few other releases to pick up the slack. As for the search for best and not necessarily the biggest, there are a few contenders. Cave of Forgotten Dreams earned Oscar-worthy reviews and the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack is a clear contender for Pick of the Week. But in the end I went with Tucker and Dale vs. Evil on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Featured DVD Review: The Future

November 29th, 2011

Miranda July first came to prominence after she wrote / directed / starred in Me and You and Everyone We Know. That film earned excellent reviews and did very well at the box office, earning nearly twice its production budget. Five years later she is back as the writer / director / star of The Future. Can this film live up to her previous film? Will it help her find a wider audience? Or is it a step back from her first film? More...

The Future of the Per Theater Chart

August 3rd, 2011

Miranda July's second film, The Future, opened about as well as her first film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, did. It earned $27,137 in its lone theater, which was enough for top spot on the per theater chart and suggests a strong potential for expansion. The Devil's Double and The Guard were in a virtual tie with averages of $19,283 and $19,209 respectively. Attack the Block was one of the wider limited releases of the week, and it had the biggest opening in terms of raw dollars. Furthermore, its average of $17,198 suggest potential to expand. El Bulli: Cooking in Progress opened in one theater earning $12,756 over the weekend and $20,699 since Wednesday. Sarah's Key expanded from 5 theaters to 33, but still managed a very strong per theater average of $11,112. The final film to cross the $10,000 per theater average was The Smurfs at $10,489. More...

Weekend Estimates: Cowboys and Smurfs in Box Office Tie

July 31st, 2011

Universal and Sony showed how compromise is done on Sunday, as each studio settled on an identical weekend estimate, with Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs tied on an estimated $36,206,250. That's a slight disappointment for Cowboys (although certainly up from the worst fears of a few weeks ago) and above expectations for Smurfs, which showed the resilience of kids movies to weak reviews and gave 3D a needed boost. More...

Limited Releases Double Down

July 29th, 2011

There are five films opening in limited release that are earning Tomatometer Scores of 80% or better. There are also a couple others earning reviews that are good, but not great. That's a lot of competition and sadly it likely means a few of them won't live up to their potential as a result. Some, like Attack the Block, might have to wait till the home market to find an audience. Others won't be as lucky. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/29 54 $27,137   1 $27,137   $27,137 3
2011/08/05 42 $85,841 +216% 18 $4,769   $130,271 10
2011/08/12 49 $63,695 -26% 20 $3,185   $234,552 17
2011/08/19 49 $62,187 -2% 31 $2,006   $333,997 24
2011/08/26 59 $26,840 -57% 22 $1,220   $398,829 31
2011/09/02 69 $23,945 -11% 17 $1,409   $439,486 38
2011/09/09 70 $18,230 -24% 26 $701   $475,951 45
2011/09/16 63 $16,394 -10% 31 $529   $501,858 52
2011/09/23 76 $9,310 -43% 27 $345   $521,089 59
2011/09/30 78 $8,654 -7% 16 $541   $535,957 66
2011/10/07 90 $3,933 -55% 15 $262   $544,787 73
2011/10/14 95 $4,771 +21% 16 $298   $551,813 80
2011/10/21 92 $5,130 +8% 14 $366   $560,328 87
2011/10/28 98 $1,909 -63% 5 $382   $564,661 94
2011/11/04 115 $541 -72% 5 $108   $567,043 101
2011/11/11 109 $355 -34% 3 $118   $568,080 108
2011/11/18 107 $25 -93% 1 $25   $568,211 115
2011/12/09 107 $219   1 $219   $568,509 136

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/29 - $9,465   1 $9,465   $9,465 1
2011/07/30 - $10,400 +10% 1 $10,400   $19,865 2
2011/07/31 - $7,272 -30% 1 $7,272   $27,137 3
2011/08/01 - $4,276 -41% 1 $4,276   $31,413 4
2011/08/02 - $4,118 -4% 1 $4,118   $35,531 5
2011/08/03 - $4,676 +14% 1 $4,676   $40,207 6
2011/08/04 - $4,223 -10% 1 $4,223   $44,430 7
2011/08/05 - $22,039 +422% 18 $1,224   $66,469 8
2011/08/06 - $34,546 +57% 18 $1,919   $101,015 9
2011/08/07 - $29,256 -15% 18 $1,625   $130,271 10
2011/08/08 - $10,865 -63% 18 $604   $141,136 11
2011/08/09 - $11,770 +8% 18 $654   $152,906 12
2011/08/10 - $9,246 -21% 18 $514   $162,152 13
2011/08/11 - $8,705 -6% 18 $484   $170,857 14
2011/08/12 - $17,424 +100% 20 $871   $188,281 15
2011/08/13 - $25,700 +47% 20 $1,285   $213,981 16
2011/08/14 - $20,571 -20% 20 $1,029   $234,552 17
2011/08/15 - $10,042 -51% 20 $502   $244,594 18
2011/08/16 - $10,313 +3% 20 $516   $254,907 19
2011/08/17 - $8,148 -21% 20 $407   $263,055 20
2011/08/18 - $8,755 +7% 20 $438   $271,810 21
2011/08/19 - $17,848 +104% 31 $576   $289,658 22
2011/08/20 - $24,404 +37% 31 $787   $314,062 23
2011/08/21 - $19,935 -18% 31 $643   $333,997 24
2011/08/22 - $9,482 -52% 31 $306   $343,479 25
2011/08/23 - $8,624 -9% 31 $278   $352,103 26
2011/08/24 - $9,070 +5% 31 $293   $361,173 27
2011/08/25 - $10,816 +19% 31 $349   $371,989 28
2011/08/26 - $8,000 -26% 22 $364   $379,989 29
2011/08/27 - $8,679 +8% 22 $395   $388,668 30
2011/08/28 - $10,161 +17% 22 $462   $398,829 31
2011/08/29 - $4,846 -52% 22 $220   $403,675 32
2011/08/30 - $4,937 +2% 22 $224   $408,612 33
2011/08/31 - $3,533 -28% 21 $168   $412,145 34
2011/09/01 - $3,396 -4% 21 $162   $415,541 35
2011/09/02 - $6,781 +100% 17 $399   $422,322 36
2011/09/03 - $8,304 +22% 17 $488   $430,626 37
2011/09/04 - $8,860 +7% 17 $521   $439,486 38
2011/09/05 63 $8,284 -7% 17 $487   $447,770 39
2011/09/06 - $3,231 -61% 17 $190   $451,001 40
2011/09/07 - $3,480 +8% 17 $205   $454,481 41
2011/09/08 - $3,240 -7% 17 $191   $457,721 42
2011/09/09 - $5,339 +65% 26 $205   $463,060 43
2011/09/10 - $7,291 +37% 26 $280   $470,351 44
2011/09/11 - $5,600 -23% 26 $215   $475,951 45
2011/09/12 - $2,433 -57% 26 $94   $478,384 46
2011/09/13 - $2,286 -6% 26 $88   $480,670 47
2011/09/14 - $2,326 +2% 26 $89   $482,996 48
2011/09/15 - $2,468 +6% 26 $95   $485,464 49
2011/09/16 - $4,726 +91% 31 $152   $490,190 50
2011/09/17 - $6,804 +44% 31 $219   $496,994 51
2011/09/18 - $4,864 -29% 31 $157   $501,858 52
2011/09/19 - $2,360 -51% 29 $81   $504,218 53
2011/09/20 - $2,015 -15% 29 $69   $506,233 54
2011/09/21 - $2,680 +33% 29 $92   $508,913 55
2011/09/22 - $2,866 +7% 29 $99   $511,779 56
2011/09/23 - $2,423 -15% 27 $90   $514,202 57
2011/09/24 - $4,391 +81% 27 $163   $518,593 58
2011/09/25 - $2,496 -43% 27 $92   $521,089 59
2011/09/26 - $1,540 -38% 27 $57   $522,629 60
2011/09/27 - $1,801 +17% 27 $67   $524,430 61
2011/09/28 - $1,568 -13% 27 $58   $525,998 62
2011/09/29 - $1,305 -17% 27 $48   $527,303 63
2011/09/30 - $2,554 +96% 16 $160   $529,857 64
2011/10/01 - $3,546 +39% 16 $222   $533,403 65
2011/10/02 - $2,554 -28% 16 $160   $535,957 66
2011/10/03 - $1,182 -54% 16 $74   $537,139 67
2011/10/04 - $1,057 -11% 16 $66   $538,196 68
2011/10/05 - $1,485 +40% 16 $93   $539,681 69
2011/10/06 - $1,173 -21% 16 $73   $540,854 70
2011/10/07 - $1,118 -5% 15 $75   $541,972 71
2011/10/08 - $1,636 +46% 15 $109   $543,608 72
2011/10/09 - $1,179 -28% 15 $79   $544,787 73
2011/10/10 - $538 -54% 15 $36   $545,325 74
2011/10/11 - $557 +4% 15 $37   $545,882 75
2011/10/12 - $549 -1% 15 $37   $546,431 76
2011/10/13 - $611 +11% 15 $41   $547,042 77
2011/10/14 - $1,859 +204% 16 $116   $548,901 78
2011/10/15 - $1,838 -1% 16 $115   $550,739 79
2011/10/16 - $1,074 -42% 16 $67   $551,813 80
2011/10/17 - $959 -11% 16 $60   $552,772 81
2011/10/18 - $896 -7% 16 $56   $553,668 82
2011/10/19 - $602 -33% 16 $38   $554,270 83
2011/10/20 - $928 +54% 16 $58   $555,198 84
2011/10/21 - $1,723 +86% 14 $123   $556,921 85
2011/10/22 - $1,416 -18% 14 $101   $558,337 86
2011/10/23 - $1,991 +41% 14 $142   $560,328 87
2011/10/24 - $565 -72% 14 $40   $560,893 88
2011/10/25 - $538 -5% 14 $38   $561,431 89
2011/10/26 - $525 -2% 14 $38   $561,956 90
2011/10/27 - $796 +52% 14 $57   $562,752 91
2011/10/28 - $556 -30% 5 $111   $563,308 92
2011/10/29 - $807 +45% 5 $161   $564,115 93
2011/10/30 - $546 -32% 5 $109   $564,661 94
2011/10/31 - $588 +8% 5 $118   $565,249 95
2011/11/01 - $557 -5% 5 $111   $565,806 96
2011/11/02 - $373 -33% 5 $75   $566,179 97
2011/11/03 - $323 -13% 5 $65   $566,502 98
2011/11/04 - $138 -57% 4 $35   $566,640 99
2011/11/05 - $250 +81% 5 $50   $566,890 100
2011/11/06 - $153 -39% 5 $31   $567,043 101
2011/11/07 - $116 -24% 5 $23   $567,159 102
2011/11/08 - $290 +150% 5 $58   $567,449 103
2011/11/09 - $234 -19% 5 $47   $567,683 104
2011/11/10 - $42 -82% 4 $11   $567,725 105
2011/11/11 - $22 -48% 3 $7   $567,747 106
2011/11/12 - $37 +68% 3 $12   $567,784 107
2011/11/13 - $296 +700% 3 $99   $568,080 108
2011/11/14 - $20 -93% 3 $7   $568,100 109
2011/11/15 - $48 +140% 3 $16   $568,148 110
2011/11/16 - $12 -75% 3 $4   $568,160 111
2011/11/17 - $26 +117% 3 $9   $568,186 112
2011/11/18 - $25 -4% 1 $25   $568,211 113
2011/11/21 - $11   1 $11   $568,222 116
2011/11/22 - $53 +382% 1 $53   $568,275 117
2011/11/23 - $4 -92% 1 $4   $568,279 118
2011/11/24 - $11 +175% 1 $11   $568,290 119
2011/12/09 - $76   1 $76   $568,366 134
2011/12/10 - $51 -33% 1 $51   $568,417 135
2011/12/11 - $92 +80% 1 $92   $568,509 136
2011/12/12 - $46 -50% 1 $46   $568,555 137
2011/12/13 - $33 -28% 1 $33   $568,588 138
2011/12/14 - $15 -55% 1 $15   $568,603 139
2011/12/15 - $59 +293% 1 $59   $568,662 140

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/29 55 $44,430   1 $44,430   $44,430 7
2011/08/05 43 $126,427 +185% 18 $7,024   $170,857 14
2011/08/12 46 $100,953 -20% 20 $5,048   $271,810 21
2011/08/19 46 $100,179 -1% 31 $3,232   $371,989 28
2011/08/26 60 $43,552 -57% 22 $1,980   $415,541 35
2011/09/02 66 $42,180 -3% 17 $2,481   $457,721 42
2011/09/09 68 $27,743 -34% 26 $1,067   $485,464 49
2011/09/16 63 $26,315 -5% 29 $907   $511,779 56
2011/09/23 70 $15,524 -41% 27 $575   $527,303 63
2011/09/30 76 $13,551 -13% 16 $847   $540,854 70
2011/10/07 87 $6,188 -54% 15 $413   $547,042 77
2011/10/14 86 $8,156 +32% 16 $510   $555,198 84
2011/10/21 84 $7,554 -7% 14 $540   $562,752 91
2011/10/28 90 $3,750 -50% 5 $750   $537,950 98
2011/11/04 105 $1,223 -67% 5 $245   $567,725 105
2011/11/11 108 $461 -62% 3 $154   $568,186 112
2011/11/18 104 $104 -77% 1 $104   $568,290 119
2011/12/09 101 $372   1 $372   $568,662 140

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Portugal 8/16/2012 $0 0 2 4 $6,221 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $664,291
 
International Total$670,512 12/11/2015

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