Follow us on

Silence (2016)

Silence
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,100,177Details
International Box Office $7,760,809Details
Worldwide Box Office $14,860,986
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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)
January 20th, 2017 (Wide), released as Silêncio (Portugal)
January 27th, 2017 (Wide), released as Мълчание (Bulgaria)
... Show all releases
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violent content.
(Rating bulletin 2452 (Cert #50795), 11/23/2016)
Running Time: 161 minutes
Comparisons: vs. A Most Violent Year
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Japan, Christians, 1600s, Feudal Japan
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,947 $53,890 Feb 17, 2017 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 697 $53,890 Feb 17, 2017 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,673 $748 Feb 17, 2017 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,172 $66,189 Feb 10, 2017 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 737 $66,189 Feb 10, 2017 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,207 $1,203 Feb 10, 2017 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,636 $181,602 Feb 3, 2017 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 494 $181,602 Feb 3, 2017 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,499 $1,195 Feb 3, 2017 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,057 $614,127 Jan 27, 2017 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 235 $614,127 Jan 27, 2017 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 962 $1,943 Jan 27, 2017 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,067 $1,166,271 Jan 20, 2017 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 161 $1,166,271 Jan 20, 2017 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,736 $738 Jan 20, 2017 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,174 $1,984,878 Jan 13, 2017 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 98 $1,984,878 Jan 13, 2017 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,131 $2,657 Jan 13, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,231 $482,034 Jan 6, 2017 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 436 $482,034 Jan 6, 2017 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 188 $9,452 Jan 6, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,935 $83,306 Dec 30, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,464 $83,306 Dec 30, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 91 $20,827 Dec 30, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,886 $130,880 Dec 23, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,207 $130,880 Dec 23, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 158 $32,720 Dec 23, 2016 3
Theater Average Limited Release 193 $32,720 Dec 23, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 11 $32,720 Dec 23, 2016 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,467 $7,100,177 Dec 23, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 21 1,576 Dec 23, 2016 0

Cast

   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

Director   
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

Theater Averages: Salesman Closes the Deal with $23,693

January 31st, 2017

The Salesman

There was only one film the $10,000 club this past weekend, The Salesman, which earned an average of $23,693 in three theaters. More...

Theater Averages: Split Separates Itself from the Pack with $13,170

January 25th, 2017

Split

The overall number one film, Split, was also the only film in the $10,000 club, earning an average of $13,170. The closest competition was Tanpopo, which earned $7,677 in one theater during its 13th week of re-release. More...

2016 Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

January 24th, 2017

La La Land

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record. More...

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

January 19th, 2017

Split

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

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

Silence

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...

Compare this performance with other movies…

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 20 $1,166,271 -41% 1,580 $738   $5,174,972 31
2017/01/27 26 $614,127 -47% 316 $1,943   $6,408,505 38
2017/02/03 33 $181,602 -70% 152 $1,195   $6,816,056 45
2017/02/10 47 $66,189 -64% 55 $1,203   $6,977,590 52
2017/02/17 46 $53,890 -19% 72 $748   $7,064,535 59

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 - $315,071 +95% 1,580 $199   $4,323,772 29
2017/01/21 - $540,676 +72% 1,580 $342   $4,864,448 30
2017/01/22 - $310,524 -43% 1,580 $197   $5,174,972 31
2017/01/23 - $147,442 -53% 1,580 $93   $5,322,414 32
2017/01/24 - $179,248 +22% 1,580 $113   $5,501,662 33
2017/01/25 - $139,346 -22% 1,580 $88   $5,641,008 34
2017/01/26 17 $153,370 +10% 1,580 $97   $5,794,378 35
2017/01/27 - $170,813 +11% 316 $541   $5,965,191 36
2017/01/28 - $248,555 +46% 316 $787   $6,213,746 37
2017/01/29 - $194,759 -22% 316 $616   $6,408,505 38
2017/01/30 - $57,388 -71% 316 $182   $6,465,893 39
2017/01/31 - $59,034 +3% 316 $187   $6,524,927 40
2017/02/01 - $54,761 -7% 316 $173   $6,579,688 41
2017/02/02 - $54,766 n/c 316 $173   $6,634,454 42
2017/02/03 - $53,023 -3% 152 $349   $6,687,477 43
2017/02/04 - $88,372 +67% 152 $581   $6,775,849 44
2017/02/05 - $40,207 -55% 152 $265   $6,816,056 45
2017/02/06 - $22,964 -43% 152 $151   $6,839,020 46
2017/02/07 - $27,410 +19% 152 $180   $6,866,430 47
2017/02/08 - $23,109 -16% 152 $152   $6,889,539 48
2017/02/09 - $21,862 -5% 152 $144   $6,911,401 49
2017/02/10 - $16,369 -25% 55 $298   $6,927,770 50
2017/02/11 - $30,577 +87% 55 $556   $6,958,347 51
2017/02/12 - $19,243 -37% 55 $350   $6,977,590 52
2017/02/13 - $7,950 -59% 55 $145   $6,985,540 53
2017/02/14 - $10,628 +34% 55 $193   $6,996,168 54
2017/02/15 - $6,763 -36% 55 $123   $7,002,931 55
2017/02/16 - $7,714 +14% 55 $140   $7,010,645 56
2017/02/17 - $12,911 +67% 72 $179   $7,023,556 57
2017/02/18 - $21,542 +67% 72 $299   $7,045,098 58
2017/02/19 - $19,437 -10% 72 $270   $7,064,535 59
2017/02/20 - $14,656 -25% 72 $204   $7,079,191 60
2017/02/21 - $6,920 -53% 72 $96   $7,086,111 61
2017/02/22 - $7,026 +2% 72 $98   $7,093,137 62
2017/02/23 - $7,040 n/c 72 $98   $7,100,177 63

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
2017/01/20 19 $1,785,677 -39% 1,580 $1,130   $5,794,378 35
2017/01/27 25 $840,076 -53% 316 $2,658   $6,634,454 42
2017/02/03 32 $276,947 -67% 152 $1,822   $6,911,401 49
2017/02/10 44 $99,244 -64% 55 $1,804   $7,010,645 56
2017/02/17 41 $89,532 -10% 72 $1,244   $7,100,177 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 2/10/2017 $975 3 70 73 $131,579 2/21/2017
Bulgaria 1/27/2017 $7,866 0 0 0 $10,466 2/10/2017
Czech Republic 2/17/2017 $23,272 81 81 81 $23,484 2/24/2017
Italy 1/13/2017 $770,495 0 0 0 $1,720,865 2/2/2017
Lithuania 2/3/2017 $22,811 74 74 129 $59,391 2/21/2017
Netherlands 2/9/2017 $49,334 41 41 80 $115,183 2/23/2017
New Zealand 2/17/2017 $34,059 24 24 24 $34,059 2/20/2017
Portugal 1/20/2017 $243,571 74 82 331 $892,434 2/23/2017
Russia (CIS) 1/27/2017 $190,075 358 358 698 $384,948 2/15/2017
Slovakia 2/17/2017 $8,866 33 33 33 $8,866 2/24/2017
South Korea 2/6/2017 $0 0 0 0 $21,063 2/26/2017
Spain 1/6/2017 $818,375 488 488 1182 $1,858,471 2/24/2017
United Kingdom 1/6/2017 $1,899,921 499 499 499 $2,500,000 1/18/2017
 
International Total$7,760,809 2/26/2017

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.