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Silence (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,158,701Details
International Box Office $4,712,689Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,871,390
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The story of two Christian missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor—at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$46,500,000
Domestic Releases: December 23rd, 2016 (Limited) by Paramount Pictures
January 13th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: January 6th, 2017 (Wide) (Spain)
January 6th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
January 13th, 2017 (Wide) (Italy)
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violent content.
(Rating bulletin 2452 (Cert #50795), 11/23/2016)
Running Time: 161 minutes
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Keywords: Japan, Christians, 1600s, Feudal Japan
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: SharpSword Films, AI Film, Catchplay, IM Global, Verdi Productions, EFO Films, YLK, G and G, Sikelia Productions, Fabricia de Cine
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,082 $1,150,000 Jan 20, 2017 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,171 $1,984,878 Jan 13, 2017 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,217 $482,034 Jan 6, 2017 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,911 $83,306 Dec 30, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,862 $130,880 Dec 23, 2016 3


   Father Rodrigues
   Father Francisco Garrpe
   Father Ferreira
Tadanobu Asano    Interpreter
Ciaran Hinds    Valignano
Yosuke Kubozuka    Kichijiro
Yoshi Oida    Ichizo
Ryo Kase    Juan
Nana Komatsu    Monica
Shinya Tsukamoto    Mokichi

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jay Cocks
Screenwriter    Martin Scorsese
Producer    Martin Scorsese
Producer    Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Producer    Randall Emmett
Producer    Barbara De Fina
Producer    Gaston Pavlovich
Producer    Irwin Winkler
Producer    Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Executive Producer    Dale A. Brown
Executive Producer    Matthew Malek
Executive Producer    Manu Gargi
Executive Producer    Ken Kao
Executive Producer    Dan Kao
Executive Producer    Chad A. Verdi
Executive Producer    Gianni Nunnari
Executive Producer    Len Blavatnik
Executive Producer    Aviv Giladi
Executive Producer    Vince Holden
Executive Producer    Stuart Ford
Director of Photography    Rodrigo Prieto
Production Designer    Dante Ferretti
Editor    Thelma Schoonmaker
Costume Designer    Dante Ferretti
Casting Director    Ellen Lewis
Score Composed by    Kim Allen Kluge
Score Composed by    Kathryn Kluge
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Executive Music Producer    Robbie Robertson

Weekend Predictions: Will Xander’s Return Result in Box Office Dominance?

January 19th, 2017


It is a deceptively busy week with five films opening or expanding wide. At least that’s what the dsitributors are saying. In reality, there are only two truly wide releases, xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Split. There is also one semi-wide release, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, as well as two semi-wide expansions, The Founder and 20th Century Women. Return of Xander Cage and Split are the only two of the films that have a shot at the top ten and they could be in a close race for first place. This weekend last year, there were three wide releases, but none of them made significantly more than $10 million at the box office. The biggest film of the weekend, The Revenant, earned just $16.01 million. 2017 could finally win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Worlds Starts Apart from the Competition with $16,353

January 18th, 2017

Worlds Apart

Despite earning 50% positive reviews, Worlds Apart topped the theater average chart with $16,353 in its one theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was 20th Century Women, which spent its third week there with an average of $10,894 in 29 theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hidden Figures Really Helps the Box Office with $27.51 million

January 18th, 2017

Hidden Figures

As expected, Hidden Figures remained in first place as the box office was dominated by holdovers. The best of the new releases / wide expansions was The Bye Bye Man, which earned fifth place with $15.20 million. On the positive side, while there was only one film to earn more than $20 million over the weekend, there were seven that earned $10 million or more. That’s really good depth. It’s good enough for an 8.5% increase from last weekend reaching $149 million. However, this is still 10% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is behind 2016 by 15% at $562 million to $659 million, but again, it is way too soon to make any predictions. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hidden Figures wins MLK Weekend

January 15th, 2017

Hidden Figures

A pile-up at the box office this weekend will leave a crush of new releases behind Hidden Figures and La La Land, which remain the top two films at the box office. Hidden Figures will be down just 10% (in part thanks to expanded distribution) to $20.45 million, for $54.8 million in total, as of Sunday evening. Fox is projecting a $25.3 million 4-day weekend for the film. La La Land is even more impressive, growing its box office by 43% and moving from fifth to second on the chart with $14.5 million, and $74.1 million to date. It’s record-breaking performance at the Golden Globes has clearly lifted it to another level with audiences. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Patriots Win the Weekend? Or Will Hidden Remain Up Front?

January 12th, 2017

Patriots Day

Six films are opening or expanding this weekend, which have a shot at the top ten. However, only one of them, Patriots Day, has a real shot at first place. In fact, it might be the only “new” film in the top five. The biggest wide release of the week is Monster Trucks, which is opening in 2,800 theaters. I didn’t see that coming. [Ed.: The final announced theater count for Monster Trucks is an even more impressive 3,119] Meanwhile, Sleepless is only opening in 1,800 theaters, while Silence is expanding into 750 theaters. We still haven’t mentioned all of the new films. As for holdovers, Hidden Figures has a real shot at first place, while La La Land should get a boost from its Awards Season success. This weekend last year, Ride Along 2 opened with just over $35 million over the three-day weekend. There’s no film that will match that figure during the four-day weekend. On the positive side, there were only four films that earned more than $10 million during the three-day weekend and this year we should have five. That’s not enough to win in the year-over-year competition. It likely won’t even be close. More...

Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures rose to first place during its first full weekend of release with an average of $34,329 in 25 theaters. It already has more than $2 million and it expands wide on Friday. 20th Century Women was next with an average of $27,800 in four theaters. It isn’t a major player during Awards Season, but it is picking up enough nominations to help it stick around in theaters. Patriots Day was down just 8% earning an average of $21,117 in seven theaters. Last week’s winner, Silence, fell to an average of $20,827 in four theaters. If it has a similar drop next week, it will put its wide release in jeopardy. The best limited release of the week was Paterson, which earned an average of $17,334 in four theaters. Toni Erdmann earned an average of $14,000 in three theaters during its first full week of release. La La Land continues to expand, but remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,738. The overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was next with an average of $11,934, while the second place film, Sing, was right behind with an average of $10,647. More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Silence Speaks Volumes with an Average of $32,720

December 28th, 2016


Silence scored first place on the theater average chart earning an average of $32,720 in four theaters. Patriots Day was next with an average of $23,044 in seven theaters. Most impressively, Hidden Figures earned an average of $20,620 in 25 theaters, in just one day. The final film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with an average of $15,404. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Which Releases will Make some Noise?

December 23rd, 2016


There are a number of limited releases coming out this week spread from Wednesday through Sunday. This includes several that are aiming for Awards Season glory: 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Silence, and others. There might be too many great films on this week's list, which means some will not live up to their box office potential. More...

2016 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 14th, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

Silence Trailer

November 29th, 2016

Historical drama starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, opens December 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 26 $130,880   4 $32,720   $130,880 3
2016/12/30 29 $83,306 -36% 4 $20,827   $310,680 10
2017/01/06 20 $482,034 +479% 51 $9,452   $864,457 17
2017/01/13 16 $1,984,878 +312% 747 $2,657   $3,066,642 24
2017/01/20 - $1,150,000 -42% 1,580 $728   $5,158,701 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 - $63,750   4 $15,938   $63,750 1
2016/12/24 - $22,643 -64% 4 $5,661   $86,393 2
2016/12/25 - $44,487 +96% 4 $11,122   $130,880 3
2016/12/26 - $32,738 -26% 4 $8,185   $163,618 4
2016/12/27 - $22,306 -32% 4 $5,577   $185,924 5
2016/12/28 - $19,676 -12% 4 $4,919   $205,600 6
2016/12/29 - $21,774 +11% 4 $5,444   $227,374 7
2016/12/30 - $26,961 +24% 4 $6,740   $254,335 8
2016/12/31 - $22,220 -18% 4 $5,555   $276,555 9
2017/01/01 - $34,125 +54% 4 $8,531   $310,680 10
2017/01/02 - $30,704 -10% 4 $7,676   $341,384 11
2017/01/03 - $13,686 -55% 4 $3,422   $355,070 12
2017/01/04 - $14,040 +3% 4 $3,510   $369,110 13
2017/01/05 - $13,313 -5% 4 $3,328   $382,423 14
2017/01/06 - $163,969 +1,132% 51 $3,215   $546,392 15
2017/01/07 - $187,075 +14% 51 $3,668   $733,467 16
2017/01/08 - $130,990 -30% 51 $2,568   $864,457 17
2017/01/09 - $48,412 -63% 51 $949   $912,869 18
2017/01/10 - $64,009 +32% 51 $1,255   $976,878 19
2017/01/11 - $54,724 -15% 51 $1,073   $1,031,602 20
2017/01/12 - $50,162 -8% 51 $984   $1,081,764 21
2017/01/13 15 $657,759 +1,211% 747 $881   $1,739,523 22
2017/01/14 - $746,096 +13% 747 $999   $2,485,619 23
2017/01/15 - $581,023 -22% 747 $778   $3,066,642 24
2017/01/16 - $390,356 -33% 747 $523   $3,456,998 25
2017/01/17 - $219,821 -44% 747 $294   $3,676,819 26
2017/01/18 - $170,365 -22% 747 $228   $3,847,184 27
2017/01/19 - $161,247 -5% 747 $216   $4,008,701 28
2017/01/20 - $317,000 +97% 1,580 $201   $4,325,701 29

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 29 $227,374   4 $56,844   $227,374 7
2016/12/30 30 $155,049 -32% 4 $38,762   $382,423 14
2017/01/06 20 $699,341 +351% 51 $13,713   $1,081,764 21
2017/01/13 16 $2,926,937 +319% 747 $3,918   $4,008,701 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 1/13/2017 $770,495 0 0 0 $770,495 1/19/2017
Spain 1/6/2017 $818,375 488 488 868 $1,442,194 1/20/2017
United Kingdom 1/6/2017 $1,899,921 499 499 499 $2,500,000 1/18/2017
International Total$4,712,689 1/20/2017

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