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Love is Strange (2014)

Love is Strange poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,262,555Details
International Box Office $136,006Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,398,561
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $79,043 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $38,545 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $117,588
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and—victims of the relentless New York City real estate market—temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their temperamental teenage son, with whom Ben shares a bedroom. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
66% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 22nd, 2014 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: March 19th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
May 27th, 2016 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: January 13th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2321, 5/7/2014)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Romance, Newlyweds, Religious, Fired, Homeless, New York, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Parts and Labor, Faliro House Productions, Film 50, Mutressa Movies, RT Features
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,536 $122 Jan 2, 2015 136
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,636 $294 Dec 5, 2014 108
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,327 $323 Nov 21, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,911 $4,235 Nov 14, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,241 $5,103 Nov 7, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,263 $10,277 Oct 31, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,244 $20,429 Oct 24, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,606 $21,515 Oct 17, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,438 $47,938 Oct 10, 2014 52
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,204 $180,765 Sep 26, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,649 $213,957 Sep 19, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,889 $341,769 Sep 12, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,625 $255,295 Sep 5, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,974 $253,785 Aug 29, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,947 $117,276 Aug 22, 2014 3

Cast

   Ben
   George
Marisa Tomei    Kate
Darren Burrows    Elliot
Charlie Tahan    Joey
Cheyenne Jackson    Ted
Manny Perez    Roberto
Tatyana Zbirovskaya    Zlata
Olya Zueva    Eugenia
Jason Stuart    Officiant

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ira Sachs
Screenwriter    Mauricio Zacharias
Producer    Lucas Joaquin
Producer    Lars Knudsen
Producer    Jay Van Hoy
Producer    Ira Sachs
Producer    Jayne Baron Sherman
Executive Producer    Blythe Robertson
Executive Producer    Ali Betil
Executive Producer    Abraham Brown
Executive Producer    Marcy Feller
Executive Producer    Gabby Hanna
Executive Producer    Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Executive Producer    Jim A. Lande
Executive Producer    Elika Portnoy
Executive Producer    Lourenco Sant' Anna
Executive Producer    Jim Stephens
Executive Producer    Rodrigo Teixeira
Executive Producer    Laura Teodosio
Director of Photography    Christos Voudouris
Production Designer    Amy Williams
Editor    Affonso Goncalves
Editor    Michael Taylor
Costume Designer    Arjun Bhasin
Music Supervisor    Susan Jacobs
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman

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October 7th, 2014

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August 27th, 2014

Love is Strange poster

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Love is Strange poster

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 37 $117,276   5 $23,455   $117,276 3
2014/08/29 36 $253,785 +116% 27 $9,399   $416,876 10
2014/09/05 31 $255,295 +1% 44 $5,802   $811,000 17
2014/09/12 27 $341,769 +34% 102 $3,351   $1,237,508 24
2014/09/19 - $213,957 -37% 112 $1,910   $1,567,291 31
2014/09/26 29 $180,765 -16% 138 $1,310   $1,833,139 38
2014/10/10 48 $47,938   70 $685   $2,132,741 52
2014/10/17 62 $21,515 -55% 40 $538   $2,180,861 59
2014/10/24 61 $20,429 -5% 47 $435   $2,214,019 66
2014/10/31 70 $10,277 -50% 23 $447   $2,235,879 73
2014/11/07 76 $5,103 -50% 13 $393   $2,252,580 80
2014/11/14 70 $4,235 -17% 10 $424   $2,260,037 87
2014/11/21 85 $323 -92% 10 $32   $2,260,360 94
2014/12/05 91 $294   1 $294   $2,262,081 108
2015/01/02 84 $122   1 $122   $2,262,203 136

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 36 $163,091   5 $32,618   $163,091 7
2014/08/29 35 $392,614 +141% 27 $14,541   $555,705 14
2014/09/05 28 $340,034 -13% 44 $7,728   $895,739 21
2014/09/12 27 $457,595 +35% 102 $4,486   $1,353,334 28
2014/09/19 29 $299,040 -35% 112 $2,670   $1,652,374 35
2014/10/03 71 $13,047   5 $2,609   $1,846,186 49
2014/10/10 47 $74,543 +471% 70 $1,065   $2,159,346 56
2014/10/17 88 $5,399 -93% 4 $1,350   $2,138,140 63
2014/10/24 84 $7,454 +38% 8 $932   $2,145,594 70
2014/10/31 86 $4,104 -45% 5 $821   $2,149,698 77
2014/11/07 67 $8,325 +103% 13 $640   $2,255,802 84
2014/11/28 86 $1,427   3 $476   $2,261,787 105
2015/01/02 96 $474   1 $474   $2,262,555 140

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 3/19/2015 $5,612 5 17 72 $108,740 7/7/2015
Portugal 5/27/2016 $4,788 5 6 21 $27,266 7/7/2016
 
International Total$136,006 7/7/2016

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