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The Light Between Oceans (2016)

The Light Between Oceans
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,545,979Details
International Box Office $5,320,815Details
Worldwide Box Office $17,866,794
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

On a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife, Isabel, discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month old baby. Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
59% - Rotten
Audience
67% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 2nd, 2016 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: September 2nd, 2016 (Wide), released as Hayat Işığım (Turkey)
September 9th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
September 22nd, 2016 (Wide), released as La Luz Entre Los Océanos (Mexico)
November 4th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
November 4th, 2016 (Wide), released as Light Between Oceans, The (New Zealand)
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Video Release: January 24th, 2017 by Dreamworks Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2387, 8/19/2015)
Running Time: 132 minutes
Comparisons: vs. A Walk in the Woods
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Keywords: Unexpected Families, Missing Child, Adopted Family, Australia, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, 1920s
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Heyday Films, Entertainment One, DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media
Production Countries: Australia,
India,
New Zealand,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,747 $17,736 Oct 28, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,606 $39,515 Oct 21, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,324 $29,168 Oct 14, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,460 $45,822 Oct 7, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,155 $121,952 Sep 30, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,059 $278,457 Sep 23, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,857 $785,939 Sep 16, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,661 $1,849,477 Sep 9, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,003 $4,765,838 Sep 2, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,942 1,500 Sep 2, 2016 3

Cast

   Tom Sherbourne
   Isabel Graysmark
Rachel Weisz    Hannah Roenfeldt
Bryan Brown    Septimus Potts
Jack Thompson    Ralph Addicott
Florence Clery    Lucy-Grace
Thomas Unger    Bluey Smart
Jane Menelaus    Violet Graysmark
Garry McDonald    Bill Graysmark
Anthony Hayes    Sergeant Vernon Knuckey
Benedict Hardie    Constable Harry Garstone
Emily Barclay    Gwen Potts
Stephen Ure    Neville Whittnish
Peter McCauley    Sergeant Spragg
Leon Ford    Frank Roennfeldt
Jonathan Wagstaff    Constable Bob Lynch
Gerald Bryan    Captain Percy Hasluck
Elizabeth Hawthorne    Mrs. Hasluck
Rosella Hart    Freda
Michael Wallace    Reverend Norkels
Peter Hayden    Dr. Sumpton
Gary Blackman    Bernie Gutcher
Carmel McGlone    Bertha Chipper
Jeffrey Thomas    Cyril Chipper
Edwin Lancashire    Piano Tuner
Dean Morganty    Drunken Soldier
Elsa May    Mrs. Mouchmore
Kerrie Waterworth    Fanny Darnley
John Bach    Mayor Jock Johnson
Marshall Napier    Mr. Coughlan
Hilary Norris    Matron
Miriam Noonan    Maisee McPhee
Caren Pistorius    Adult Lucy-Grace
Graham Warman    Town Photographer
George Vozar    Police Photographer
Georgie Gascoigne    Lucy-Grace 12 Months Old
Imogen Wilmhurst    Lucy-Grace 12 Months Old
Lucy Wilmhurst    Lucy-Grace 12 Months Old
Emily Wilmhurst    Lucy-Grace 12 Months Old
Elliot Newbery    Lucy-Grace 3 Months Old
Evangeline Newbery    Lucy-Grace 3 Months Old
Christine Foote    Lucy-Grace Newborn

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Derek Cianfrance
Story Creator    M.L. Stedman
Producer    David Heyman
Producer    Jeffrey Clifford
Executive Producer    Tom Karnowski
Executive Producer    Rosie Alison
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Director of Photography    Adam Arkapaw
Production Designer    Karen Murphy
Editor    Ron Patane
Editor    Jim Helton
Costume Designer    Erin Benach
Music Composed and Conducted by    Alexandre Desplat
Casting Director    Francine Maisler
Casting Director    Nikki Barrett
Unit Production Manager    Tom Karnowski
Unit Production Manager    Sharon Miller
First Assistant Director    Mariela Comitini
Co-Producer    Holly Bario
Stunt Coordinator    Steve McQuillan
Art Director    Sophie Nash
Set Decorator    Rebecca Cohen
Second Unit Director of Photography    Autumn Durald
Sound Mixer    Richard Flynn
Script Supervisor    Veronique Lawrence
Special Effects Coordinator    Steve Ingram
Costume Supervisor    Liz McGregor
Make-up and Hair Designer    Jaime Leigh McIntosh
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Mike Marino
Production Manager    Belindalee Hope
Supervising Location Manager    Jared Connon
Set Designer    Gavin Sanotti
Set Designer    Neil Kirkland
First Assistant Editor    Sam Jaffe
Post-Production Supervisor    Jennifer Lane
Re-recording Mixer    Tony Volante
Supervising Sound Editor    Tony Volante
Dialogue Editor    Steve Giammaria
Sound Designer    Jacob Ribicoff
Music Editor    Suzana Peric
Score Producer    Dominique Solrey Lemonnier
Score Mixer    Joel Iwataki

Weekend Wrap-Up: Breathe Blows Away the New Releases

September 7th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

The Labor Day long weekend wasn’t even close with Don’t Breathe earning more over three days than any other film earned over four. There were a couple of other major stories as Suicide Squad hit $300 million on Monday and Bad Moms hit $100 million on Saturday. Given the production budgets of those two films, the latter has a lot more reasons to celebrate. As for the new releases, the studios will just be hoping no one remembers them in a few weeks. The Light Between Oceans missed the top five, while Morgan missed the top ten. The overall box office fell 16% to $99 million over the three-day weekend and $127 million including Monday. This is 8.9% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 grew to $500 million at $7.98 billion to $7.48 billion. That’s a lead of 6.7%. It would take a real collapse for 2016 to lose at this rate. More...

Weekend Estimates: Don’t Breathe Wins Long, Slow Weekend

September 4th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe is pulling off an easy win at the box office this weekend, and will become in the process the first horror film to win two straight weekends since Ouija did so, with some help from Halloween, in 2014. With an estimated 3-day $15.7 million, Don’t Breathe is ahead of Suicide Squad, which will stay in the top two for a fifth straight weekend with $10 million or so. Its total stands at $297 million as of Sunday, and will pass $300 million tomorrow. The relative success of those two films prompts a question… where are the new releases? More...

Thursday Night Previews: Throwing Shade on Light and Morgan

September 2nd, 2016

The Light Between Oceans

This will be the shortest Thursday Night Previews column I’ve ever written, as no numbers were released. That’s a really bad sign for The Light Between Oceans and especially Morgan. Horror / thrillers tend to do well in previews, certainly better than dramas do. Assuming the numbers are not just really late because of the holiday, which is a safe assumption, then the weekend box office could be tragic. I’ll keep an eye out for numbers and I’ll update this story if any show up. More...

Weekend Predictions: With Labor Day Comes the Fall

September 1st, 2016

Morgan

Summer officially ends this week with Labor Day long weekend. For a lot of families, this is the last long weekend before school starts. (For other families, school has already started.) There are two films opening wide-ish this weekend. I thought Morgan would open in 2,500 theaters, but it is only opening in 2,020. That will hurt its box office chances. The Light Between Oceans is only opening in 1,500 theaters, which might prevent it from reaching the top five over the weekend. Don’t Breathe will likely remain in first place over the weekend, but I think Morgan will be closer than most people expected it to be. This weekend last year there was not a single film to earn more than $10 million over the three-day weekend. I think Don’t Breathe will top that, while Morgan will be relatively close. This should give 2016 the advantage in the year-over-year competition. More...

2016 Preview: September

September 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

August continued to pad 2016’s lead over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. It managed this feat almost entirely due to Suicide Squad, which is on pace to hit $300 million. The next best film was Sausage Party, which might make $100 million, if it gets a push over the top. September won’t be as strong as that. This is no surprise, as the month is one of the biggest dumping grounds on the calendar. That said, studios have been working to make the end of the month a lot more productive and there are a few potential hits. The biggest of these is The Magnificent Seven, which is expected to crack $100 million, maybe even $150 million. Meanwhile, Sully and Storks both have a limited chance at $100 million. Last September, the biggest release of the month was Hotel Transylvania 2 with pulled in $169.70 million. I don’t think The Magnificent Seven will match that, so we might need a surprise $100 million hit for 2016 to come out on top. More...

Contest: Doing Hard Labor

August 25th, 2016

Morgan

Next weekend is Labor Day, which is historically one of the worst long weekends at the box office. There are two wide releases debuting, Morgan and The Light Between Oceans. While the latter will likely have better legs, Morgan should start faster and because of that, it is 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 Morgan.

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 a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids 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 win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! Note: It is a long weekend, but we only use the three-day, Friday through Sunday box office for this contest. 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
2016/09/02 8 $4,765,838   1,500 $3,177   $4,765,838 3
2016/09/09 13 $1,849,477 -61% 1,500 $1,233   $9,460,503 10
2016/09/16 20 $785,939 -58% 1,133 $694   $11,186,715 17
2016/09/23 25 $278,457 -65% 416 $669   $11,947,328 24
2016/09/30 29 $121,952 -56% 176 $693   $12,249,417 31
2016/10/07 46 $45,822 -62% 101 $454   $12,368,620 38
2016/10/14 54 $29,168 -36% 61 $478   $12,434,693 45
2016/10/21 53 $39,515 +35% 100 $395   $12,489,775 52
2016/10/28 58 $17,736 -55% 100 $177   $12,533,911 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/02 4 $1,403,706   1,500 $936   $1,403,706 1
2016/09/03 6 $1,780,744 +27% 1,500 $1,187   $3,184,450 2
2016/09/04 10 $1,581,388 -11% 1,500 $1,054   $4,765,838 3
2016/09/05 6 $1,413,370 -11% 1,500 $942   $6,179,208 4
2016/09/06 3 $608,432 -57% 1,500 $406   $6,787,640 5
2016/09/07 3 $429,081 -29% 1,500 $286   $7,216,721 6
2016/09/08 3 $394,305 -8% 1,500 $263   $7,611,026 7
2016/09/09 12 $579,193 +47% 1,500 $386   $8,190,219 8
2016/09/10 14 $797,973 +38% 1,500 $532   $8,988,192 9
2016/09/11 14 $472,311 -41% 1,500 $315   $9,460,503 10
2016/09/12 10 $191,768 -59% 1,500 $128   $9,652,271 11
2016/09/13 6 $311,606 +62% 1,500 $208   $9,963,877 12
2016/09/14 7 $233,682 -25% 1,500 $156   $10,197,559 13
2016/09/15 7 $203,217 -13% 1,500 $135   $10,400,776 14
2016/09/16 - $237,922 +17% 1,133 $210   $10,638,698 15
2016/09/17 - $335,581 +41% 1,133 $296   $10,974,279 16
2016/09/18 - $212,436 -37% 1,133 $187   $11,186,715 17
2016/09/19 15 $103,109 -51% 1,133 $91   $11,289,824 18
2016/09/20 12 $157,654 +53% 1,133 $139   $11,447,478 19
2016/09/21 12 $115,574 -27% 1,133 $102   $11,563,052 20
2016/09/22 11 $105,819 -8% 1,133 $93   $11,668,871 21
2016/09/23 - $86,718 -18% 416 $208   $11,755,589 22
2016/09/24 - $118,029 +36% 416 $284   $11,873,618 23
2016/09/25 - $73,710 -38% 416 $177   $11,947,328 24
2016/09/26 - $32,289 -56% 416 $78   $11,979,617 25
2016/09/27 - $58,406 +81% 416 $140   $12,038,023 26
2016/09/28 - $47,381 -19% 416 $114   $12,085,404 27
2016/09/29 15 $42,061 -11% 416 $101   $12,127,465 28
2016/09/30 - $35,613 -15% 176 $202   $12,163,078 29
2016/10/01 - $54,186 +52% 176 $308   $12,217,264 30
2016/10/02 - $32,153 -41% 176 $183   $12,249,417 31
2016/10/03 - $16,800 -48% 176 $95   $12,266,217 32
2016/10/04 - $23,005 +37% 176 $131   $12,289,222 33
2016/10/05 - $16,969 -26% 176 $96   $12,306,191 34
2016/10/06 - $16,607 -2% 176 $94   $12,322,798 35
2016/10/07 - $13,454 -19% 101 $133   $12,336,252 36
2016/10/08 - $20,267 +51% 101 $201   $12,356,519 37
2016/10/09 - $12,101 -40% 101 $120   $12,368,620 38
2016/10/10 - $9,468 -22% 101 $94   $12,378,088 39
2016/10/11 - $8,575 -9% 101 $85   $12,386,663 40
2016/10/12 - $9,457 +10% 101 $94   $12,396,120 41
2016/10/13 - $9,404 -1% 101 $93   $12,405,524 42
2016/10/14 - $9,124 -3% 61 $150   $12,414,648 43
2016/10/15 - $12,391 +36% 61 $203   $12,427,039 44
2016/10/16 - $7,653 -38% 61 $125   $12,434,693 45
2016/10/17 - $3,160 -59% 61 $52   $12,437,853 46
2016/10/18 - $4,346 +38% 61 $71   $12,442,199 47
2016/10/19 - $3,998 -8% 61 $66   $12,446,197 48
2016/10/20 - $4,063 +2% 61 $67   $12,450,260 49
2016/10/21 - $12,272 +202% 100 $123   $12,462,532 50
2016/10/22 - $16,293 +33% 100 $163   $12,478,825 51
2016/10/23 - $10,950 -33% 100 $110   $12,489,775 52
2016/10/24 - $5,214 -52% 100 $52   $12,494,989 53
2016/10/25 - $7,978 +53% 100 $80   $12,502,967 54
2016/10/26 - $6,247 -22% 100 $62   $12,509,214 55
2016/10/27 - $6,961 +11% 100 $70   $12,516,175 56
2016/10/28 - $5,038 -28% 100 $50   $12,521,213 57
2016/10/29 - $7,536 +50% 100 $75   $12,528,749 58
2016/10/30 - $5,162 -32% 100 $52   $12,533,911 59
2016/10/31 - $2,761 -47% 100 $28   $12,536,672 60
2016/11/01 - $3,422 +24% 100 $34   $12,540,094 61
2016/11/02 - $2,778 -19% 100 $28   $12,542,872 62
2016/11/03 - $3,107 +12% 100 $31   $12,545,979 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/02 6 $7,611,026   1,500 $5,074   $7,611,026 7
2016/09/09 12 $2,789,750 -63% 1,500 $1,860   $10,400,776 14
2016/09/16 19 $1,268,095 -55% 1,133 $1,119   $11,668,871 21
2016/09/23 22 $458,594 -64% 416 $1,102   $12,127,465 28
2016/09/30 28 $195,333 -57% 176 $1,110   $12,322,798 35
2016/10/07 44 $82,726 -58% 101 $819   $12,405,524 42
2016/10/14 56 $44,736 -46% 61 $733   $12,450,260 49
2016/10/21 53 $65,915 +47% 100 $659   $12,516,175 56
2016/10/28 55 $29,804 -55% 100 $298   $12,545,979 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 11/4/2016 $502,844 144 160 744 $2,095,163 12/5/2016
Lithuania 11/18/2016 $19,622 79 79 105 $39,743 11/30/2016
Mexico 9/22/2016 $212,302 0 0 0 $235,419 9/28/2016
Netherlands 11/10/2016 $48,165 28 29 85 $207,146 11/29/2016
New Zealand 11/4/2016 $69,074 39 68 288 $360,257 12/5/2016
Russia (CIS) 9/9/2016 $84,130 270 270 330 $146,944 9/21/2016
Turkey 9/2/2016 $19,072 32 32 59 $50,728 9/23/2016
United Kingdom 11/4/2016 $920,112 438 438 1082 $2,185,415 11/30/2016
 
International Total$5,320,815 12/5/2016

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