Follow us on

Simon och ekarna (2012)

Simon och ekarna poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $150,109Details
International Box Office $2,444,821Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,594,930
Further financial details...

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


An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the gripping story of Simon, who grows up in a loving working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg but always feels out of place. Intellectually gifted, he stubbornly persists in acquiring an education normally reserved for young men of the professional classes, much to the chagrin of his parents who fear that he will become stuck up. He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany. Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isak’s father Ruben, which makes Simon long to know more about his own family background. Isak, on the other hand, draws comfort from learning to do something with his hands, helping Simon’s dad make boats. When Isak faces trouble at home, he is taken in by Simon’s family and the two households slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways as war rages all over Europe.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 12th, 2012 (Limited) by Film Arcade, released as Simon & The Oaks
International Releases: June 28th, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
June 29th, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
August 31st, 2012 (Wide) (Taiwan)
September 20th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 122 minutes
Comparisons: Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: World War II, Jewish, Coming of Age, Adopted Family, Search for Birth Parent
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Gota Film, Asta Film, Schmidtz, Katze Filmkollektiv, Filmkameratene AS, Film i Vast, SVT, Film FYN, DR, Flink Film, Avro Television
Production Countries: Denmark,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,431 $2,146 Nov 16, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,913 $13,468 Nov 9, 2012 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,505 $29,225 Oct 26, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,264 $23,205 Oct 19, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,291 $9,963 Oct 12, 2012 3


Jonatan S. Wachter    Young Simon
Stefan Godicke    Erik
Jan Josef Liefers    Ruben
Karl Linnertorp    Isak
Karl Martin Eriksson    Young Isak
Erica Lofgren    Klara
Katharina Schuttler    Iza
Josefin Nelden    Mona

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Marnie Blok
Based on the book with the same title    Marianne Fredriksson
Producer    Christer Nilson
Cinematographer    Per Holst
Production Designer    Anders Engelbrecht
Production Designer    Lena Selander
Production Designer    Folke Stromback
Costume Designer    Katja Watkins
Makeup    Linda Boije af Gennas
Editor    Kasper Leick
Editor    Michal Leszcylowski
Editor    Anders Nylander
Composer    Annette Focks
Sound Designer    Jason Luke
Casting    Annette Mandoki
Casting    Simon Gunnarsson

Per Theater Chart: Going Nowhere

October 16th, 2012

There was only one film to crack the $10,000 mark on this week's Per Theater Chart. Middle Of Nowhere managed that feat with $68,000 in six theaters for an average of $11,318. Simon and the Oaks came very close with $9,963 in its one theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Taken Repeats, But Argo's Close

October 14th, 2012

Taken 2 is set for a second weekend at the top of the box office charts with $22.5 million, although its 55% decline from last weekend makes it clear that the film won't have anything like the legs of its predecessor, which fell only 17% in its second outing. That will make for a tight pack of films at the top of the chart this weekend, with Argo leading the charge. Ben Affleck's film is set for $20.1 million this weekend and is showing signs of having very good word of mouth: it was up 47% from Friday to Saturday and looks likely to fall by around 35% on Sunday -- impressive figures these days. Sinister will have the rare distinction of opening at the top of the chart on Friday and finishing the weekend in third place (Lionsgate has its gross pegged at $18.25 million over three days). More...

Limited Releases: Smashing Success

October 12th, 2012

It's a very busy week for limited releases with a dozen films on this week's list. There are few that are earning good buzz or strong reviews, and even a couple earning both. Smashed is probably the film with the best chance at earning mainstream success. The Big Picture, Middle of Nowhere, and Gaybe are also earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/12 66 $9,963   1 $9,963   $9,963 3
2012/10/19 54 $23,205 +133% 7 $3,315   $37,477 10
2012/10/26 49 $29,225 +26% 14 $2,088   $75,318 17
2012/11/09 61 $13,468   17 $792   $141,453 31
2012/11/16 83 $2,146 -84% 5 $429   $150,109 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/12 73 $14,272   1 $14,272   $14,272 7
2012/10/19 58 $31,821 +123% 7 $4,546   $46,093 14
2012/11/09 62 $19,978   17 $1,175   $147,963 35
2012/11/16 93 $2,146 -89% 5 $429   $150,109 42

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Austria 6/29/2012 $0 0 5 7 $4,785 12/11/2015
Germany 6/28/2012 $0 0 43 74 $160,773 12/11/2015
Netherlands 9/20/2012 $19,490 20 20 20 $23,690 12/11/2015
Taiwan 8/31/2012 $3,160 2 2 5 $12,473 12/11/2015
Rest of World $2,243,100
International Total$2,444,821 12/11/2015

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