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The Sea of Trees (2016)

Sea of Trees
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,444Details
International Box Office $642,318Details
Worldwide Box Office $662,762
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  8. Trailer


Arthur Brennan is an American professor who travels to Japan in the midst of a personal crisis. As he wanders through a mysterious forest with a dark past, he experiences flashbacks of his fraught but loving relationship with his wife, Joan, and meets an enigmatic stranger, Takumi, who is lost and injured. Arthur devotes himself to saving Takumi and returning him home to safety, and the two embark on a spiritual, life-changing journey of friendship, discovery, and healing—one which may ultimately re-connect Arthur with his love for his wife


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
10% - Rotten
42% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 26th, 2016 (Limited) by A24, released as Sea of Trees
International Releases: April 29th, 2016 (Wide), released as Sea of Trees (Italy)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing images and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2357, 1/21/2015)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Bloom , Gil Netter Productions, Waypoint Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,814 $909 Sep 9, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,425 $7,421 Sep 2, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,493 $1,877 Aug 26, 2016 3


   Arthur Brennan
   Takumi Nakamura
   Joan Brennan
Jordan Gavaris    Eric
Katie Aselton    Gabriella Laforte
James Saito    Dr. Takahashi
Susan Garibotto    Arthur's Friend
Anna Friedman    Anna
Mark Burzenski    Gas Station Customer
Richard Levine    Funeral Director

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Chris Sparling
Producer    Gil Netter
Producer    Kevin Halloran
Producer    F. Gary Gray
Producer    Brian Dobbins
Producer    Allen Fischer
Producer    Ken Kao
Producer    Chris Sparling
Co-Producer    Pietro Scalia
Co-Producer    Tami Goldman
Co-Producer    Satch Watanabe
Co-Producer    Tracy McGrath
Director of Photography    Kasper Tuxen
Production Designer    Alex DiGerlando
Editor    Pietro Scalia
Costume Designer    Danny Glicker
Composer    Mason Bates
Casting Director    Francine Maisler

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/26 89 $1,877   2 $939   $1,877 3
2016/09/02 68 $7,421 +295% 101 $73   $10,697 10
2016/09/09 103 $909 -88% 3 $303   $20,083 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/26 - $656   2 $328   $656 1
2016/08/27 - $730 +11% 2 $365   $1,386 2
2016/08/28 - $491 -33% 2 $246   $1,877 3
2016/08/29 - $411 -16% 2 $206   $2,288 4
2016/08/30 - $442 +8% 2 $221   $2,730 5

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/26 91 $3,276   2 $1,638   $3,276 7
2016/09/02 67 $15,898 +385% 101 $157   $19,174 14
2016/09/09 106 $1,270 -92% 3 $423   $20,444 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 4/29/2016 $389,043 0 0 0 $642,318 6/9/2016
International Total$642,318 6/9/2016

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