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The Lady in the Van (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,021,175Details
International Box Office $31,495,270Details
Worldwide Box Office $41,516,445
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,568,597 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $38,241 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,606,838
Further financial details...

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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Alan Bennett’s story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 15th, 2016 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: November 13th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 11th, 2015 (Wide) (South Africa)
January 21st, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
February 26th, 2016 (Wide), released as Lady in the Van, The (New Zealand)
March 4th, 2016 (Wide), released as The Lady In The Van (Australia)
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Video Release: April 19th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a brief unsettling image.
(Rating bulletin 2376, 6/3/2015)
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Homeless, Writing and Writers
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Tri-Star Pictures, BBC Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 756 $8,638 Jun 3, 2016 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 855 $9,961 May 27, 2016 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 850 $19,288 May 20, 2016 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 976 $23,171 May 13, 2016 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,198 $22,241 May 6, 2016 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,184 $41,335 Apr 29, 2016 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,370 $42,045 Apr 22, 2016 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,555 $46,856 Apr 15, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,274 $103,437 Apr 8, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,249 $139,342 Apr 1, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,041 $226,825 Mar 25, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 832 $405,548 Mar 18, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 862 $573,241 Mar 11, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,028 $717,445 Mar 4, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,029 $1,179,937 Feb 26, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,265 $1,504,739 Feb 19, 2016 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,857 $353,227 Feb 5, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,514 $300,387 Jan 29, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,238 $175,280 Jan 22, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,644 $61,566 Jan 15, 2016 3

Cast

   Mary Shepherd
   Alan Bennett
Jim Broadbent    Underwood
Frances de la Tour    Mrs. Vaughn Williams
Roger Allam    Rufus
Alan Bennett    Alan Bennett
James Corden    Street Trader
Dominic Cooper    Theatre Actor
Deborah Findlay    Pauline
Gwen Taylor    Mam
Pandora Colin    Fiona Perry
Nicholas Burns    Giles Perry
David Calder    Leo Fairchild
Marion Bailey    Housekeeper at Convent
Cecilia Noble    Miss Briscoe-Social Worker
Claire Foy    Lois-Social Worker
Samuel Anderson    Jehovah's Witness
Samuel Barnett    Donald
Stephen Campbell Moore    Doctor
Russell Tovey    Young Man with Earring
Geoffrey Streatfield    Alan's Partner/Attractive Man
Clare Hammond    Young Margaret Fairchild
George Fenton    Conductor
Jamie Parker    Estate Agent
Richard Griffiths    Sam Perry
George Taylor    Policeman
Eleanor Matsuura    Interviewer
Selina Cadell    Lady Wiggin
Dermot Crowley    Priest
Clive Merrison    Man in Confessional
Sam Spruell    Another Young Man
Rosalind Knight    Old Nun
Elliot Levey    Theatre Fairchild
Linda Broughton    Edith Fairchild
Sacha Dhawan    Doctor at Old Peoples Home
Andrew Knott    Ambulance Man
Lorna Brown    Day Care Centre Worker
Tony Van Silva    God

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter-Adapted from his memoir and stage play by    Alan Bennett
Producer    Nicholas Hytner
Producer    Damian Jones
Producer    Kevin Loader
Executive Producer    Christine Langan
Executive Producer    Ed Wethered
Executive Producer    Miles Ketley
Executive Producer    Charles Moore
Director of Photography    Andrew Dunn
Production Designer    John Beard
Editor    Tariq Anwar
Composer    George Fenton
Costume Designer    Natalie Ward
Make-up and Hair Designer    Naomi Donne
Casting Director    Toby Whale
Assistant Director    Nige Watson
Assistant Director    Nikki Molloy
Assistant Director    Sam Smith
Location Manager    Helene Lenszner
Script Supervisor    Anita Christy
Additional Photography-Still Photographer    Nicola Dove
Music Editor    Graham Sutton
Art Director    Tim Blake
Set Decorator    Niamh Coulter
Costume Supervisor    Gabrielle Spanswick
Sound Mixer    Rashad Omar
Supervising Sound Editor    Christopher Ackland
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Irving
Re-recording Mixer    Dafydd Archard
Dialogue Editor    Keith Marriner
Stunt Coordinator    Derek Lea
Special Effects Supervisor    Neal Champion
Visual Effects Producer    Tim Caplan
Second Unit Director    Kevin Loader

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January 20th, 2016

The Lady in the Van

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Limited and VOD Releases: Oscar Bounce Dissuades New Releases

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/15 40 $61,566   4 $15,392   $109,238 3
2016/01/22 30 $175,280 +185% 30 $5,843   $317,709 10
2016/01/29 29 $300,387 +71% 50 $6,008   $721,680 17
2016/02/05 21 $353,227 +18% 82 $4,308   $1,217,446 24
2016/02/19 13 $1,504,739   540 $2,787   $3,817,923 38
2016/02/26 15 $1,179,937 -22% 602 $1,960   $5,823,006 45
2016/03/04 18 $717,445 -39% 429 $1,672   $7,116,003 52
2016/03/11 20 $573,241 -20% 363 $1,579   $8,058,188 59
2016/03/18 22 $405,548 -29% 301 $1,347   $8,742,196 66
2016/03/25 21 $226,825 -44% 216 $1,050   $9,173,322 73
2016/04/01 29 $139,342 -39% 142 $981   $9,458,286 80
2016/04/08 30 $103,437 -26% 104 $995   $9,632,737 87
2016/04/15 34 $46,856 -55% 71 $660   $9,738,796 94
2016/04/22 38 $42,045 -10% 59 $713   $9,800,386 101
2016/04/29 46 $41,335 -2% 61 $678   $9,861,087 108
2016/05/06 48 $22,241 -46% 38 $585   $9,905,670 115
2016/05/13 46 $23,171 +4% 35 $662   $9,945,567 122
2016/05/20 51 $19,288 -17% 25 $772   $9,978,025 129
2016/05/27 51 $9,961 -48% 21 $474   $9,999,136 136
2016/06/03 52 $8,638 -13% 14 $617   $10,017,675 143

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/01/15 40 $94,757   4 $23,689   $142,429 7
2016/01/22 29 $278,864 +194% 30 $9,295   $421,293 14
2016/01/29 28 $442,926 +59% 50 $8,859   $864,219 21
2016/02/05 21 $555,190 +25% 82 $6,771   $1,419,409 28
2016/02/12 22 $893,775 +61% 130 $6,875   $2,313,184 35
2016/02/19 13 $2,329,885 +161% 540 $4,315   $4,643,069 42
2016/02/26 14 $1,755,489 -25% 602 $2,916   $6,398,558 49
2016/03/04 17 $1,086,389 -38% 429 $2,532   $7,484,947 56
2016/03/11 21 $851,701 -22% 363 $2,346   $8,336,648 63
2016/03/18 20 $609,849 -28% 301 $2,026   $8,946,497 70
2016/03/25 20 $372,447 -39% 216 $1,724   $9,318,944 77
2016/04/01 28 $210,356 -44% 142 $1,481   $9,529,300 84
2016/04/08 28 $162,640 -23% 104 $1,564   $9,691,940 91
2016/04/15 38 $66,401 -59% 71 $935   $9,758,341 98
2016/04/22 37 $61,411 -8% 59 $1,041   $9,819,752 105
2016/04/29 47 $63,677 +4% 61 $1,044   $9,883,429 112
2016/05/06 50 $38,967 -39% 38 $1,025   $9,922,396 119
2016/05/13 45 $36,341 -7% 35 $1,038   $9,958,737 126
2016/05/20 51 $30,438 -16% 25 $1,218   $9,989,175 133
2016/05/27 53 $19,862 -35% 21 $946   $10,009,037 140
2016/06/03 57 $12,138 -39% 14 $867   $10,021,175 147

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 5/19/2016 $6,069 1 2 5 $17,061 6/14/2016
Australia 3/4/2016 $1,542,504 266 305 1661 $7,147,787 6/9/2016
Belgium 4/13/2016 $15,331 6 6 23 $46,489 6/9/2016
Brazil 4/7/2016 $66,710 24 24 90 $191,961 6/14/2016
Denmark 4/14/2016 $64,257 66 66 233 $316,375 6/14/2016
France 3/16/2016 $83,646 47 60 335 $289,957 6/9/2016
Germany 4/14/2016 $127,286 107 107 704 $567,880 6/28/2016
Greece 3/17/2016 $22,872 15 15 38 $62,252 6/9/2016
Netherlands 1/21/2016 $63,145 17 45 371 $753,981 6/9/2016
New Zealand 2/26/2016 $322,245 71 93 619 $1,847,234 6/9/2016
Poland 3/18/2016 $21,078 28 28 42 $55,673 4/5/2016
Portugal 3/17/2016 $37,754 15 17 74 $146,535 6/9/2016
South Africa 12/11/2015 $14,147 8 8 54 $112,588 6/9/2016
Spain 4/15/2016 $144,689 71 82 269 $462,113 6/28/2016
United Kingdom 11/13/2015 $3,431,363 523 549 3200 $19,477,384 6/9/2016
 
International Total$31,495,270 6/28/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/24/2016825,758 25,758$511,296$511,2961

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