Follow us on

The Look of Silence (2015)

The Look of Silence poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $109,089Details
International Box Office $223,621Details
Worldwide Box Office $332,710
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $36,036 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $9,141 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $45,177
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Through footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 17th, 2015 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
International Releases: April 2nd, 2015 (Wide) (Netherlands)
June 12th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
July 10th, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
October 1st, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
November 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
... Show all releases
Video Release: January 12th, 2016 by Cinedigm
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing graphic descriptions of atrocities and inhumanity.
(Rating bulletin 2369, 4/15/2015)
Running Time: 99 minutes
Franchise: The Act of Killing
Comparisons: vs. Lincoln
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Genocide, 1960s, Indonesia
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Anonymous , Making Movies Oy, Piraya Film, Spring Films LTD
Production Countries: Denmark

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,378 $105 Nov 6, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,692 $115 Oct 30, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,045 $36 Oct 23, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,403 $99 Oct 16, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,773 $71 Oct 9, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,664 $1,873 Oct 2, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,436 $633 Sep 25, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,675 $1,168 Sep 18, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,116 $1,194 Sep 11, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,491 $1,492 Sep 4, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,016 $1,744 Aug 28, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,071 $4,140 Aug 21, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,194 $8,286 Aug 14, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,892 $7,015 Aug 7, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,777 $20,453 Jul 31, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,024 $11,061 Jul 24, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,920 $6,616 Jul 17, 2015 3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Signe Byrge Sorensen
Executive Producer    Errol Morris
Executive Producer    Werner Herzog
Executive Producer    Andre Singer
Editor    Niels Pagh Andersen
Director of Photography    Lars Skree
Co-Producer    Kaarle Aho
Co-Producer    Torstein Grude
Co-Producer    Bjarte Morner Tveit
Associate Producer    Anne Kohncke
Associate Producer    Maria Kristensen
Associate Producer    Heidi Elise Christensen
Associate Producer    Joram Ten Brink
Sound Editor    Henrik Garnov
Sound Mixer    Henrik Garnov

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Preview

February 28th, 2016

The Revenant

It’s Oscar day and, if all goes to plan, I will be live-blogging the ceremony tonight. Here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions from our readers, and my personal wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers (we’ll have a full rundown of the predictions at noon, after the contest ends). If I am predicting a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award was not even nominated, plus a few I don’t have a real opinion on.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to enter our Oscar competition, and win all Best Picture nominees on Blu-ray or DVD. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Feature-Length Documentary

February 18th, 2016

Amy

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Feature-Length Documentary. Last year, this category was in chaos. This year, we have a favorite, a long shot with a shot, and then the rest. More...

2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The Oscar nominations were announced at 5:30 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The voters for the Oscars are 94% white and 77% male... but that's still more diverse than the list of nominees. The Revenant led the way with 12 nominations and it is expected to win a few of those, while it is a serious contender in most of the categories it was nominated in. More...

Home Market Releases for January 12th, 2016

January 12th, 2016

David Bowie: Blackstar

It is a busy week for first run releases with four of them on this week's list. Of these, The Martian is the biggest and the best. It would have been the Pick of the Week except for two things. One, the screener is late. Two, David Bowie passed away over the weekend. He died after an 18-month battle with cancer and just two days after his last album came out. This is the the most poignant Rock'n'Roll death since Freddie Mercury and it seems fitting to give Blackstar the title of Pick of the Week. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

Carol

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)

More...

Per Theater Chart: Irrational has Very Reasonable Debut

July 22nd, 2015

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

The $10,000 club was led by Irrational Man with $175,312 in five theaters for an average of $35,062. While this was the best average of the weekend, it was the weakest opening weekend for a Woody Allen movie since You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The Stanford Prison Experiment was next with an average of $18,757 in two theaters. Its reviews are good, but not great, so its chances to expand significantly are still just 50/50. Up next is a pair of wide releases, Ant-Man and Minions, which earned averages of $14,841 and $11,430 respectively. The final entrant in the $10,000 club was Bajrangi Bhaijaan with an average of $10,239; however, it was playing in 256 theaters and arguably it had the most impressive opening for any limited release this week. This is the second weekend in a row a Bollywood film did this well on the per theater chart. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Holmes is on the Case

July 17th, 2015

Mr. Holmes

There are very few films on this week's list that have a real shot at earning mainstream success. I would like to think Court or A Hard Day could do so, but they are both foreign-language films and that's usually too big of an obstacle to overcome. Mr. Holmes has both the cast and the reviews to thrive, but it is playing in more than 300 theaters. That might be too many to thrive. Let's hope I'm being too pessimistic. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/17 64 $6,616   1 $6,616   $6,616 3
2015/07/24 63 $11,061 +67% 2 $5,531   $20,614 10
2015/07/31 52 $20,453 +85% 10 $2,045   $46,102 17
2015/08/07 70 $7,015 -66% 13 $540   $67,750 24
2015/08/14 67 $8,286 +18% 12 $691   $81,342 31
2015/08/21 77 $4,140 -50% 12 $345   $89,715 38
2015/08/28 87 $1,744 -58% 6 $291   $94,540 45
2015/09/04 91 $1,492 -14% 9 $166   $98,661 52
2015/09/11 100 $1,194 -20% 6 $199   $101,000 59
2015/09/18 97 $1,168 -2% 8 $146   $103,589 66
2015/09/25 104 $633 -46% 3 $211   $104,739 73
2015/10/02 100 $1,873 +196% 4 $468   $107,144 80
2015/10/09 111 $71 -96% 1 $71   $107,945 87
2015/10/16 101 $99 +39% 1 $99   $108,658 94
2015/10/23 103 $36 -64% 1 $36   $108,775 101
2015/10/30 97 $115 +219% 2 $58   $108,941 108
2015/11/06 106 $105 -9% 1 $105   $109,089 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/17 67 $9,553   1 $9,553   $9,553 7
2015/07/24 61 $16,096 +68% 2 $8,048   $25,649 14
2015/07/31 54 $35,086 +118% 10 $3,509   $60,735 21
2015/08/07 70 $12,321 -65% 14 $880   $73,056 28
2015/08/14 69 $12,519 +2% 12 $1,043   $85,575 35
2015/08/21 82 $7,221 -42% 13 $555   $92,796 42
2015/08/28 87 $4,373 -39% 10 $437   $97,169 49
2015/09/04 96 $2,637 -40% 10 $264   $99,806 56
2015/09/11 99 $2,615 -1% 9 $291   $102,421 63
2015/09/18 102 $1,685 -36% 8 $211   $104,106 70
2015/09/25 109 $1,165 -31% 4 $291   $105,271 77
2015/10/02 107 $2,063 +77% 4 $516   $107,874 84
2015/10/09 107 $685 -67% 5 $137   $108,559 91
2015/10/16 114 $180 -74% 1 $180   $108,739 98
2015/10/23 106 $87 -52% 2 $44   $108,826 105
2015/10/30 108 $115 +32% 2 $58   $108,941 112
2015/11/06 115 $105 -9% 1 $105   $109,089 119

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 11/27/2015 $2,540 1 1 1 $2,540 11/30/2015
Austria 11/6/2015 $1,050 4 4 7 $4,116 11/25/2015
Germany 10/1/2015 $5,358 22 22 49 $19,839 11/3/2015
Netherlands 4/2/2015 $9,357 18 18 18 $9,357 11/16/2015
Spain 7/10/2015 $0 0 1 1 $16,543 10/13/2015
Thailand 2/18/2016 $1,336 3 3 4 $2,732 6/9/2016
United Kingdom 6/12/2015 $0 0 29 61 $168,494 10/13/2015
 
International Total$223,621 6/9/2016

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.