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The Lobster (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,196,278Details
International Box Office $6,459,915Details
Worldwide Box Office $15,656,193
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $153,109 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $63,232 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $216,341
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 25th, 2016 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
May 13th, 2016 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: October 15th, 2015 (Wide) (Italy)
October 16th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
October 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Greece)
October 23rd, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
October 28th, 2015 (Wide) (Belgium)
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Video Release: August 2nd, 2016 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content including dialogue, and some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2405, 12/23/2015)
Running Time: 119 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Bord Scannan na hEireann, Irish Film Board, The Netherlands Film Fund, Greek Film Center, BFI, Protagonist Pictures, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National du Cinema et de L Image Animee, Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres, Institut Francais, Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Faliro House Productions, Haut et Court, Lemming Film, Limp
Production Countries: France,
Greece,
Ireland,
Netherlands,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 628 $4,511 Aug 26, 2016 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 601 $10,589 Aug 19, 2016 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 629 $17,587 Aug 12, 2016 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 677 $23,474 Aug 5, 2016 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 623 $50,867 Jul 29, 2016 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 553 $96,750 Jul 22, 2016 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 470 $165,650 Jul 15, 2016 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 377 $264,240 Jul 8, 2016 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 404 $311,813 Jul 1, 2016 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 369 $404,306 Jun 24, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 296 $604,345 Jun 17, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 238 $994,949 Jun 10, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 204 $1,460,230 Jun 3, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 501 $755,026 May 27, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,105 $397,622 May 20, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,030 $205,776 May 13, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,931 $12,004 May 6, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,933 $25,485 Apr 29, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,556 $21,869 Apr 22, 2016 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,173 $40,000 Apr 8, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,678 $39,899 Apr 1, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,925 $50,003 Mar 25, 2016 3

Cast

   David
   Short Sighted Woman
Jessica Barden    Nosebleed Woman
Olivia Colman    Hotel Manager
Ashley Jensen    Biscuit Woman
Ariane Labed    The Maid
Angeliki Papoulia    Heartless Woman
John C. Reilly    Lisping Man
Lea Seydoux    Loner Leader
Michael Smiley    Loner Swimmer
Ben Whishaw    The Limping Man

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Yorgos Lanthimos
Producer    Ed Guiney
Producer    Lee Magiday
Producer    Ceci Dempsey
Producer    Yorgos Lanthimos
Executive Producer    Andrew Lowe
Executive Producer    Tessa Ross
Co-Producer    Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Co-Producer    Leontine Petit
Co-Producer    Carole Scotta
Co-Producer    Joost de Vries
Co-Producer    Derk-Jan Warrink
Production Designer    Jacqueline Abrahams
Editor    Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Director of Photography    Thimios Bakatakis
Make up    Sharon Doyle
Hairstylist    Eileen Buggy
Costume Designer    Sarah Blenkinsop
Sound Designer    Johnnie Burn
Line Producer    Cait Collins
Casting Director    Jina Jay

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August 3rd, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World

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June 15th, 2016

De-Palma

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June 8th, 2016

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Weekend Estimates: X-Men Debuts to $80 Million Long Weekend

May 29th, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

The X-Men franchise has an impressive track record of Memorial Day openings, starting with X-Men: The Last Stand, which became the first film to gross $100 million over the 3-day part of the long weekend back in 2006. Days of Future Past grossed $90 million this weekend two years ago. In that context, a 3-day opening of $65 million for X-Men: Apocalypse is very much on the low end of expectations, although not too far behind the $72 million we were expecting earlier in the week. It’s a start that points towards a total domestic box office between $130 million and $150 million, even with the extra boost of another $15 million or so expected on Monday. That leaves the international markets with a lot to do, and the news overseas hasn’t been that great, with about $115 million in the bank after most markets opened last weekend. More...

Theater Averages: Weiner Wins Weekend Race with $16,835

May 25th, 2016

Weiner

Weiner earned first place on the theater average chart, which is terrible news for me, because there are so many immature puns that I want to be using right now. The film earned an average of $16,835 in five theaters, which is fantastic for a documentary. The Lobster was right behind with an average of $16,212 in 24 theaters during its second week of release. The film has already hit $1 million in total and has plenty of room to grow. Maggie's Plan was next with an average of $12,662 in five theaters. It has a shot at expanding significantly, but it likely won't expand truly wide. Love and Friendship remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,911. Its better than expected theatrical run appears to have pushed back its VOD release. More...

Weekend Estimates: Angry Birds Win Civil War with $39 Million Debut

May 22nd, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie is performing at the top end of expectations this weekend, and will top the box office chart with a commendable $39 million. While that’s a long way behind the $75.1 million earned by Zootopia on its opening weekend back in March, it’s a very respectable figure, and gives Sony the increasingly-rare bragging rights over Disney this weekend, with Captain America: Civil War dropping to second place with $33.1 million. More...

Theater Averages: The Lobster has Tasty Opening of $47,563

May 17th, 2016

The Lobster

The Lobster had the best theater average of any film opening in 2016 earning an average of $47,563 in four theaters. It beat the previous record set by Captain America: Civil War, a record that lasted all of one week. The second best theater average of the week was pulled in by Love and Friendship with an average of $33,378, also in four theaters. Captain America: Civil War remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $17,188. The final film in the $10,000 club was Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, which managed $15,215 in 4 theaters. More...

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May 15th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

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Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases Served with Drawn Butter

May 13th, 2016

The Lobster

It's a relatively good week for limited releases with several that are earning excellent reviews. Of these, The Lobster is the one I think will do the best at the box office. Kill Zone 2, Love & Friendship, and some others are also earning excellent reviews, but are playing in VOD. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/25 41 $50,003   7 $7,143   $50,003 3
2016/04/01 48 $39,899 -20% 9 $4,433   $127,309 10
2016/04/08 45 $40,000 n/c 12 $3,333   $185,492 17
2016/04/22 53 $21,869   14 $1,562   $305,613 31
2016/04/29 50 $25,485 +17% 15 $1,699   $346,387 38
2016/05/06 56 $12,004 -53% 9 $1,334   $375,723 45
2016/05/13 21 $205,776 +1,614% 12 $17,148   $590,872 52
2016/05/20 17 $397,622 +93% 31 $12,827   $1,083,551 59
2016/05/27 11 $755,026 +90% 120 $6,292   $2,014,222 66
2016/06/03 13 $1,460,230 +93% 516 $2,830   $4,006,679 73
2016/06/10 15 $994,949 -32% 560 $1,777   $5,665,284 80
2016/06/17 16 $604,345 -39% 322 $1,877   $6,763,338 87
2016/06/24 18 $404,306 -33% 211 $1,916   $7,503,484 94
2016/07/01 22 $311,813 -23% 151 $2,065   $8,055,749 101
2016/07/08 23 $264,240 -15% 124 $2,131   $8,506,782 108
2016/07/15 29 $165,650 -37% 124 $1,336   $8,792,292 115
2016/07/22 34 $96,750 -42% 69 $1,402   $8,975,926 122
2016/07/29 41 $50,867 -47% 33 $1,541   $9,077,858 129
2016/08/05 44 $23,474 -54% 28 $838   $9,135,320 136
2016/08/12 53 $17,587 -25% 11 $1,599   $9,164,367 143
2016/08/19 60 $10,589 -40% 8 $1,324   $9,183,720 150
2016/08/26 74 $4,511 -57% 7 $644   $9,195,318 157

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/13 - $62,933   12 $5,244   $448,029 50
2016/05/14 - $78,061 +24% 12 $6,505   $526,090 51
2016/05/15 - $64,782 -17% 12 $5,399   $590,872 52
2016/05/16 - $22,690 -65% 12 $1,891   $613,562 53
2016/05/17 - $25,567 +13% 12 $2,131   $639,129 54
2016/05/18 - $24,301 -5% 12 $2,025   $663,430 55
2016/05/19 - $22,499 -7% 31 $726   $685,929 56
2016/05/20 - $123,752 +450% 31 $3,992   $809,681 57
2016/05/21 - $162,191 +31% 31 $5,232   $971,872 58
2016/05/22 - $111,679 -31% 31 $3,603   $1,083,551 59
2016/05/23 - $45,482 -59% 31 $1,467   $1,129,033 60
2016/05/24 - $44,574 -2% 31 $1,438   $1,173,607 61
2016/05/25 - $47,509 +7% 31 $1,533   $1,221,116 62
2016/05/26 - $38,080 -20% 31 $1,228   $1,259,196 63
2016/05/27 10 $218,148 +473% 120 $1,818   $1,477,344 64
2016/05/28 11 $274,386 +26% 120 $2,287   $1,751,730 65
2016/05/29 11 $262,492 -4% 120 $2,187   $2,014,222 66
2016/05/30 11 $239,831 -9% 120 $1,999   $2,254,053 67
2016/05/31 12 $79,701 -67% 120 $664   $2,333,754 68
2016/06/01 13 $86,186 +8% 120 $718   $2,419,940 69
2016/06/02 12 $77,962 -10% 120 $650   $2,497,901 70
2016/06/03 13 $400,447 +414% 562 $713   $2,898,349 71
2016/06/04 13 $614,504 +53% 562 $1,093   $3,512,853 72
2016/06/05 13 $445,279 -28% 562 $792   $4,006,679 73
2016/06/06 13 $155,962 -65% 563 $277   $4,162,641 74
2016/06/07 13 $187,753 +20% 563 $333   $4,350,394 75
2016/06/08 13 $168,767 -10% 563 $300   $4,519,161 76
2016/06/09 13 $149,493 -11% 563 $266   $4,670,335 77
2016/06/10 15 $264,736 +77% 563 $470   $4,935,071 78
2016/06/11 15 $461,116 +74% 563 $819   $5,396,187 79
2016/06/12 15 $269,097 -42% 560 $481   $5,665,284 80
2016/06/13 15 $118,707 -56% 560 $212   $5,783,991 81
2016/06/14 15 $137,950 +16% 560 $246   $5,921,941 82
2016/06/15 - $129,284 -6% 560 $231   $6,051,225 83
2016/06/16 15 $107,768 -17% 560 $192   $6,158,993 84
2016/06/17 - $183,914 +71% 322 $571   $6,342,907 85
2016/06/18 - $256,226 +39% 322 $796   $6,599,133 86
2016/06/19 - $164,205 -36% 322 $510   $6,763,338 87
2016/06/20 - $82,987 -49% 322 $258   $6,846,325 88
2016/06/21 - $82,115 -1% 322 $255   $6,928,440 89
2016/06/22 - $86,523 +5% 322 $269   $7,014,963 90
2016/06/23 15 $84,215 -3% 322 $262   $7,099,178 91
2016/06/24 - $117,308 +39% 211 $556   $7,216,486 92
2016/06/25 - $173,228 +48% 211 $821   $7,389,714 93
2016/06/26 - $113,770 -34% 211 $539   $7,503,484 94
2016/06/27 - $53,821 -53% 210 $256   $7,557,305 95
2016/06/28 - $62,912 +17% 210 $300   $7,620,217 96
2016/06/29 - $65,237 +4% 210 $311   $7,685,454 97
2016/06/30 - $58,482 -10% 210 $278   $7,743,936 98
2016/07/01 - $84,515 +45% 151 $560   $7,828,451 99
2016/07/02 - $112,517 +33% 151 $745   $7,940,968 100
2016/07/03 - $114,781 +2% 151 $760   $8,055,749 101
2016/07/04 - $64,708 -44% 152 $426   $8,120,457 102
2016/07/05 - $41,504 -36% 152 $273   $8,161,961 103
2016/07/06 - $40,571 -2% 152 $267   $8,202,532 104
2016/07/07 - $40,010 -1% 152 $263   $8,242,542 105
2016/07/08 - $71,100 +78% 124 $573   $8,313,642 106
2016/07/09 - $119,618 +68% 124 $965   $8,433,260 107
2016/07/10 - $73,522 -39% 124 $593   $8,506,782 108
2016/07/11 - $31,570 -57% 124 $255   $8,538,352 109
2016/07/12 - $32,320 +2% 124 $261   $8,570,672 110
2016/07/13 - $29,458 -9% 124 $238   $8,600,130 111
2016/07/14 - $26,512 -10% 124 $214   $8,626,642 112
2016/07/15 - $44,277 +67% 124 $357   $8,670,919 113
2016/07/16 - $71,890 +62% 124 $580   $8,742,809 114
2016/07/17 - $49,483 -31% 124 $399   $8,792,292 115
2016/07/18 - $20,943 -58% 124 $169   $8,813,235 116
2016/07/19 - $22,055 +5% 124 $178   $8,835,290 117
2016/07/20 - $24,808 +12% 124 $200   $8,860,098 118
2016/07/21 - $19,078 -23% 124 $154   $8,879,176 119
2016/07/22 - $26,143 +37% 69 $379   $8,905,319 120
2016/07/23 - $42,591 +63% 69 $617   $8,947,910 121
2016/07/24 - $28,016 -34% 69 $406   $8,975,926 122
2016/07/25 - $13,335 -52% 69 $193   $8,989,261 123
2016/07/26 - $14,802 +11% 69 $215   $9,004,063 124
2016/07/27 - $11,398 -23% 69 $165   $9,015,461 125
2016/07/28 - $11,530 +1% 69 $167   $9,026,991 126
2016/07/29 - $11,913 +3% 33 $361   $9,038,904 127
2016/07/30 - $21,845 +83% 33 $662   $9,060,749 128
2016/07/31 - $17,109 -22% 33 $518   $9,077,858 129
2016/08/01 - $9,076 -47% 33 $275   $9,086,934 130
2016/08/02 - $8,089 -11% 33 $245   $9,095,023 131
2016/08/03 - $9,020 +12% 33 $273   $9,104,043 132
2016/08/04 - $7,803 -13% 33 $236   $9,111,846 133
2016/08/05 - $6,261 -20% 28 $224   $9,118,107 134
2016/08/06 - $10,909 +74% 28 $390   $9,129,016 135
2016/08/07 - $6,304 -42% 28 $225   $9,135,320 136
2016/08/08 - $2,856 -55% 28 $102   $9,138,176 137
2016/08/09 - $2,753 -4% 28 $98   $9,140,929 138
2016/08/10 - $3,378 +23% 28 $121   $9,144,307 139
2016/08/11 - $2,473 -27% 28 $88   $9,146,780 140
2016/08/12 - $5,081 +105% 11 $462   $9,151,861 141
2016/08/13 - $7,885 +55% 11 $717   $9,159,746 142
2016/08/14 - $4,621 -41% 11 $420   $9,164,367 143
2016/08/15 - $1,835 -60% 11 $167   $9,166,202 144
2016/08/16 - $2,450 +34% 11 $223   $9,168,652 145
2016/08/17 - $2,788 +14% 11 $253   $9,171,440 146
2016/08/18 - $1,691 -39% 11 $154   $9,173,131 147
2016/08/19 - $3,088 +83% 8 $386   $9,176,219 148
2016/08/20 - $4,198 +36% 8 $525   $9,180,417 149
2016/08/21 - $3,303 -21% 8 $413   $9,183,720 150
2016/08/22 - $2,474 -25% 7 $353   $9,186,194 151
2016/08/23 - $1,520 -39% 7 $217   $9,187,714 152
2016/08/24 - $1,580 +4% 7 $226   $9,189,294 153
2016/08/25 - $1,513 -4% 7 $216   $9,190,807 154
2016/08/26 - $1,594 +5% 7 $228   $9,192,401 155
2016/08/27 - $1,692 +6% 7 $242   $9,194,093 156
2016/08/28 - $1,225 -28% 7 $175   $9,195,318 157
2016/08/29 - $960 -22% 7 $137   $9,196,278 158

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/25 39 $87,410   7 $12,487   $87,410 7
2016/04/01 47 $58,082 -34% 9 $6,454   $145,492 14
2016/04/08 47 $57,668 -1% 12 $4,806   $203,160 21
2016/04/15 34 $80,584 +40% 11 $7,326   $283,744 28
2016/04/22 49 $37,158 -54% 14 $2,654   $320,902 35
2016/04/29 49 $42,817 +15% 15 $2,854   $363,719 42
2016/05/06 58 $21,377 -50% 9 $2,375   $385,096 49
2016/05/13 22 $300,833 +1,307% 12 $25,069   $685,929 56
2016/05/20 17 $573,267 +91% 31 $18,492   $1,259,196 63
2016/05/27 11 $1,238,705 +116% 120 $10,323   $2,497,901 70
2016/06/03 13 $2,122,205 +71% 563 $3,769   $4,670,335 77
2016/06/10 15 $1,488,658 -30% 560 $2,658   $6,158,993 84
2016/06/17 16 $940,185 -37% 322 $2,920   $7,099,178 91
2016/06/24 18 $644,758 -31% 210 $3,070   $7,743,936 98
2016/07/01 23 $498,606 -23% 152 $3,280   $8,242,542 105
2016/07/08 25 $384,035 -23% 124 $3,097   $8,626,642 112
2016/07/15 30 $252,534 -34% 124 $2,037   $8,879,176 119
2016/07/22 36 $147,815 -41% 69 $2,142   $9,026,991 126
2016/07/29 42 $84,855 -43% 33 $2,571   $9,111,846 133
2016/08/05 47 $34,934 -59% 28 $1,248   $9,146,780 140
2016/08/12 53 $26,351 -25% 11 $2,396   $9,173,131 147
2016/08/19 60 $17,676 -33% 7 $2,525   $9,190,807 154

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 10/23/2015 $47,379 8 18 127 $515,284 6/9/2016
Belgium 10/28/2015 $48,443 12 16 103 $311,527 6/9/2016
Canada 3/25/2016 $0000$0
Czech Republic 3/24/2016 $4,666 17 17 56 $19,674 5/6/2016
France 10/28/2015 $527,472 126 140 266 $983,184 11/10/2015
Greece 10/22/2015 $79,466 8 24 85 $409,693 11/25/2015
Italy 10/15/2015 $136,577 48 50 300 $785,108 6/9/2016
Poland 2/26/2016 $24,421 37 37 96 $70,246 3/15/2016
Portugal 5/20/2016 $7,649 6 6 20 $31,970 6/22/2016
Slovenia 12/31/2015 $0 0 3 11 $19,708 6/9/2016
South Korea 10/29/2015 $90,030 69 69 250 $417,458 10/27/2016
Spain 12/4/2015 $54,901 16 16 115 $342,434 6/9/2016
Thailand 11/19/2015 $40,706 8 32 79 $237,724 12/29/2015
United Arab Emirates 12/3/2015 $0 0 1 1 $6,700 12/16/2015
United Kingdom 10/16/2015 $354,569 75 84 472 $2,304,968 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $4,237
 
International Total$6,459,915 10/27/2016

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