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Saul fia (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,777,043Details
International Box Office $4,493,293Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,270,336
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $186,108 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $38,626 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $224,734
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 18th, 2015 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as Son of Saul
International Releases: June 11th, 2015 (Wide) (Hungary)
October 28th, 2015 (Wide) (Belgium)
November 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Netherlands)
November 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Greece)
January 15th, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
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Video Release: April 26th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Son of Saul
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2389, 9/2/2015)
Running Time: 107 minutes
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Keywords: Holocaust, World War II, Jewish
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Laokoon Cinema, Hungarian National Film Fund, Claims Conference
Production Countries: Hungary

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,057 $636 May 13, 2016 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,199 $858 May 6, 2016 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,535 $125 Apr 29, 2016 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,455 $1,709 Apr 22, 2016 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,552 $3,038 Apr 15, 2016 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,854 $2,630 Apr 8, 2016 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,939 $4,925 Apr 1, 2016 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,900 $10,718 Mar 25, 2016 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,786 $28,469 Mar 18, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,497 $74,248 Mar 11, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,178 $150,945 Mar 4, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,529 $130,592 Feb 26, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,197 $84,527 Feb 19, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,662 $71,555 Feb 12, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,858 $90,059 Feb 5, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,717 $164,298 Jan 29, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,839 $91,715 Jan 22, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,158 $121,643 Jan 15, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,009 $24,709 Jan 8, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,356 $32,761 Jan 1, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,843 $34,060 Dec 25, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,281 $37,930 Dec 18, 2015 3

Cast

   Saul
   Abraham
Urs Rechn    Oberkapo Biederman
Todd Charmont    Bearded Man
Sandor Zsoter    Doctor
Amitai Kedar    Hirsch
Uwe Lauer    SS Voss
Christian Harting    SS Busch
Jerzy Walczak    Sonderkommando Rabbi
Marcin Czarnik    Feigenbaum
Levente Orban    Vassili
Attila Fritz    Yankl
Kamil Dobrowlski    Mietek
Istvan Pion    Katz
Juli Jakab    Ella

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Laszlo Nemes
Screenwriter    Clara Royer
Producer    Gabor Sipos
Producer    Gabor Rajna
Cinematographer    Matyas Erdely
Editor    Matthieu Taponier
Production Designer    Laszlo Rajk
Sound Mixer    Tamas Zanyi
Casting Director    Eva Zabezsinszkij

Home Market Releases for April 26th, 2016

April 26th, 2016

Phoenix

We are in Q2, which is historically the slowest time of the year on the home market. The last of the monster Christmas hits were released weeks ago and none of the yearly year hits have come out yet. Ironically, the biggest release of the week is actually a Christmas film, Krampus, and its Blu-ray Combo Pack is a contender for Pick of the Week. (It is admittedly a slow week.) Its two biggest competitors are both foreign-language films: Phoenix: Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Son of Saul - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. Son of Saul won the Oscar this year for Best Foreign-Language Film, but I'm going with Phoenix instead. More...

Oscar Predictions: Mad Max Heads Technical Categories, Revenant Favorite for Best Picture

February 28th, 2016

Predicted Oscar Winners

Voting in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest is now closed, and we can reveal the final vote totals in each category, along with the rough probability for which film will win each award. This is a year where readers are very confident about the outcomes in many of the categories. In fact, there isn’t a single major category where less than 50% of readers picked the same winner, and there are five Oscars where 90% or more of readers agreed on the outcome, including a massive 97% of the vote for Inside Out for Best Animated Feature. That makes The Revenant a rather more uncertain bet, with 70% of readers favoring it for Best Picture. That’s actually theoretically the closest call among all the major prizes… More...

Weekend Estimates: Deadpool Enjoys Third Weekend Win

February 28th, 2016

Deadpool

This is shaping up to be a triumphant weekend for 20th Century Fox. The studio will take three out of the top five spots at the box office this weekend, with Deadpool claiming a third straight win with $31.5 million, taking it to a huge (for the time of year) $285.6 million by close of business on Sunday. The studio’s Kung Fu Panda 3 will be down just 28% to $9 million in third place, for $128.5 million to date, and their new release Eddie the Eagle will land in fifth with a slightly disappointing, but not horrible, $6.3 million. Oh, and The Revenant is still in the top ten in its tenth weekend in release, and is the hot favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars this evening (more on that in a moment).

All of which is a roundabout way of saying that Gods of Egypt had a horrible opening weekend… More...

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...

Theater Averages: Mermaid Nearly Cracks $1,000,000

February 24th, 2016

The Mermaid

The Mermaid led the way as far as limited releases were concerned with $985,000 in 35 theaters for an average of $28,144. The film has broken records in China, which we will talk about more tomorrow with the international top five. The Embrace of the Serpent was next with an average of $16,985 in three theaters over the weekend, while it earned an average of $20,721 during its five-day opening. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Deadpool with an average of $15,172. On a related note, Warner Bros. has announced an R-rated Blu-ray for Batman v. Superman. The is the wrong lesson to learn from the success of Deadpool. More...

2015 Awards Season: DGA Winners—The Revenant Bounces Back

February 7th, 2016

The Revenant

The Directors Guild of America awards were handed out and it was a big night for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and The Revenant. 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...

2015 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 14th, 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Directors Guild of America spread out the nominations, which I always felt hurt the buzz. There are ten categories of awards, but only three of which pertain to theatrical releases. There are very few surprises across these three categories, so the Oscar nominations today shouldn't be full of surprises either. More...

2015 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Winners

January 11th, 2016

The Revenant

The Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday evening. There were a few minor surprises and some infuriating results. On the other hand, no one film truly dominated, with The Revenant leading the way with just three wins. Only two other movies earned more than one win, The Martian and Steve Jobs. More...

Theater Averages: Star Wars Set Another Records with $59,982

December 22nd, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens led the way on the theater average chart and broke the record for highest theater average for a wide release. Its average was $59,982, which is the fifth best opening theater average this year. This is just ahead of Ex Machina and just behind Carol. The Big Short fell 46% to $47,286. A 46% drop-off is bad news for a limited release most of the time, but The Force Awakens hurt all of the holdovers and I'm still bullish on its box office chances for its Wednesday expansion. Carol remained in the $10,000 for the fifth week in a row, this time earning an average of $14,446 in 16 theaters. Mojin: The Lost Legend opened with an average of $12,726 in 22 theaters, while Son of Saul was right behind with an average of $12,643. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: These Limited Releases Won't Die

December 18th, 2015

Son of Saul

It's not a long list this week, but there are a few films worth checking out. Topping that list is Son of Saul, which could win an Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film. Also worth checking out are He Never Died and The Lady in the Car with Glasses and A Gun. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/18 37 $37,930   3 $12,643   $37,930 3
2015/12/25 42 $34,060 -10% 4 $8,515   $97,944 10
2016/01/01 44 $32,761 -4% 4 $8,190   $158,534 17
2016/01/08 46 $24,709 -25% 4 $6,177   $201,327 24
2016/01/15 32 $121,643 +392% 21 $5,793   $342,571 31
2016/01/22 38 $91,715 -25% 34 $2,698   $498,239 38
2016/01/29 35 $164,298 +79% 55 $2,987   $716,129 45
2016/02/05 40 $90,059 -45% 54 $1,668   $874,200 52
2016/02/12 40 $71,555 -21% 50 $1,431   $985,129 59
2016/02/19 41 $84,527 +18% 75 $1,127   $1,112,311 66
2016/02/26 37 $130,592 +54% 151 $865   $1,286,220 73
2016/03/04 36 $150,945 +16% 180 $839   $1,524,582 80
2016/03/11 45 $74,248 -51% 105 $707   $1,666,866 87
2016/03/18 56 $28,469 -62% 57 $499   $1,724,875 94
2016/03/25 63 $10,718 -62% 35 $306   $1,748,071 101
2016/04/01 74 $4,925 -54% 16 $308   $1,758,647 108
2016/04/08 78 $2,630 -47% 13 $202   $1,763,677 115
2016/04/15 77 $3,038 +16% 11 $276   $1,767,793 122
2016/04/22 84 $1,709 -44% 7 $244   $1,772,944 129
2016/04/29 95 $125 -93% 2 $63   $1,774,214 136
2016/05/06 97 $858 +586% 4 $215   $1,775,122 143
2016/05/13 95 $636 -26% 1 $636   $1,776,814 150

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/18 37 $63,884   3 $21,295   $63,884 7
2015/12/25 44 $61,889 -3% 4 $15,472   $125,773 14
2016/01/01 44 $50,845 -18% 4 $12,711   $176,618 21
2016/01/08 43 $44,310 -13% 4 $11,078   $220,928 28
2016/01/15 32 $185,596 +319% 21 $8,838   $406,524 35
2016/01/22 35 $145,307 -22% 34 $4,274   $551,831 42
2016/01/29 35 $232,310 +60% 55 $4,224   $784,141 49
2016/02/05 40 $129,433 -44% 54 $2,397   $913,574 56
2016/02/12 42 $114,210 -12% 50 $2,284   $1,027,784 63
2016/02/19 39 $127,844 +12% 75 $1,705   $1,155,628 70
2016/02/26 36 $218,009 +71% 151 $1,444   $1,373,637 77
2016/03/04 36 $218,981 n/c 180 $1,217   $1,592,618 84
2016/03/11 48 $103,788 -53% 105 $988   $1,696,406 91
2016/03/18 58 $40,947 -61% 57 $718   $1,737,353 98
2016/03/25 65 $16,369 -60% 35 $468   $1,753,722 105
2016/04/01 80 $7,325 -55% 16 $458   $1,761,047 112
2016/04/08 88 $3,708 -49% 13 $285   $1,764,755 119
2016/04/15 80 $6,480 +75% 13 $498   $1,771,235 126
2016/04/22 91 $2,854 -56% 7 $408   $1,774,089 133
2016/04/29 111 $175 -94% 2 $88   $1,774,264 140
2016/05/06 101 $1,914 +994% 4 $479   $1,776,178 147
2016/05/13 106 $865 -55% 1 $865   $1,777,043 154

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 2/25/2016 $10,909 8 11 27 $30,125 4/19/2016
Australia 2/25/2016 $41,156 10 12 95 $231,892 6/21/2016
Austria 3/18/2016 $4,591 6 9 29 $24,011 6/9/2016
Belgium 10/28/2015 $45,350 21 23 148 $286,008 6/9/2016
Brazil 2/4/2016 $31,073 21 21 129 $200,025 6/8/2016
Central America 4/21/2016 $4,619 1 1 2 $5,933 5/6/2016
Colombia 2/11/2016 $20,057 28 28 77 $69,325 4/5/2016
Czech Republic 2/18/2016 $12,350 17 17 17 $12,350 2/23/2016
Denmark 2/25/2016 $0 0 15 15 $106,274 6/9/2016
Finland 3/4/2016 $35,182 36 36 92 $86,416 6/9/2016
Germany 3/10/2016 $15,832 29 35 154 $63,226 6/9/2016
Greece 11/12/2015 $37,620 4 8 24 $149,225 12/8/2015
Hong Kong 3/3/2016 $25,590 3 5 15 $80,775 6/9/2016
Hungary 6/11/2015 $0 0 45 221 $943,618 3/24/2016
Italy 1/21/2016 $102,131 42 59 177 $477,028 6/9/2016
Lithuania 3/4/2016 $0 0 17 33 $1,419 6/9/2016
Mexico 2/26/2016 $24,941 14 16 77 $102,025 6/9/2016
Netherlands 11/5/2015 $67,650 27 42 213 $378,129 12/21/2015
New Zealand 2/26/2016 $3,916 3 3 12 $12,406 6/9/2016
Peru 3/3/2016 $3,314 1 2 8 $26,421 4/29/2016
Portugal 2/25/2016 $0 0 6 16 $38,846 6/9/2016
Russia (CIS) 4/14/2016 $0 0 45 45 $25,741 4/27/2016
South Korea 2/25/2016 $31,932 50 50 138 $151,305 6/9/2016
Spain 1/15/2016 $106,152 45 45 148 $419,431 6/9/2016
Taiwan 1/22/2016 $0 0 2 7 $41,747 6/9/2016
Thailand 2/25/2016 $5,740 7 7 13 $12,843 6/9/2016
United Kingdom 4/29/2016 $261,212 55 63 118 $484,285 6/9/2016
Uruguay 2/25/2016 $1,196 1 2 5 $6,301 3/22/2016
Venezuela 2/26/2016 $2,188 6 9 17 $10,287 6/9/2016
 
Rest of World $15,876
 
International Total$4,493,293 6/21/2016

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