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The Witch (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,138,705Details
International Box Office $15,315,815Details
Worldwide Box Office $40,454,520
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,666,282 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,902,395 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,568,677
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

In New England circa 1630, a farmer is cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen—the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies… but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,500,000
Domestic Releases: February 19th, 2016 (Wide) by A24
International Releases: March 3rd, 2016 (Wide) (Brazil)
March 3rd, 2016 (Wide) (Peru)
March 11th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
March 11th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
March 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Bolivia)
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Video Release: May 3rd, 2016 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2378, 6/17/2015)
Running Time: 90 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Ouija: Origin of Evil
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Keywords: 1600s, Missing Child, Witches, Colonial United States, Twins, Hallucinations, Isolation Horror, Cabin in the Woods, Demons, Possessed, Religious, Orthodox Religion, Dysfunctional Family, Intertitle
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: A24, Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Maiden Voyage Films, Mott Street Pictures, Code Red, Scythia Films, Pulse Films, Special Projects
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,907 $1,834 May 20, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,960 $3,852 May 13, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,979 $8,300 May 6, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,185 $11,853 Apr 29, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,139 $23,741 Apr 22, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,229 $37,876 Apr 15, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,467 $129,993 Apr 8, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,742 $465,334 Apr 1, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,320 $162,081 Mar 25, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,085 $401,929 Mar 18, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,956 $1,005,067 Mar 11, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,576 $2,485,036 Mar 4, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,141 $5,066,908 Feb 26, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,022 $8,800,230 Feb 19, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,160 2,046 Feb 19, 2016 3

Cast

   Thomasin
Ralph Ineson    William
Kate Dickie    Katherine
Harvey Scrimshaw    Caleb
Ellie Grainger    Mercy
Lucas Dawson    Jonas
Julian Richings    Governor
Bathsheba Garnett    The Witch
Sarah Stephens    Young Witch
Wahab Chaudry    Black Phillip
Brooklyn Herd    Noble Girl
Derek Herd    Peasant Man 1
Viv Moore    Lead Coven Dancing Witch
Madlen Sopadzhiyan    Coven Witch
Jeff Smith    Nobleman
Ron G Young    White Trapper

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Robert Eggers
Producer    Jay Van Hoy
Producer    Lars Knudsen
Producer    Jodi Redmond
Producer    Daniel Bekerman
Producer    Rodrigo Teixeira
Executive Producer    Lourenco Sant' Anna
Executive Producer    Sophie Mas
Executive Producer    Michael Sackler
Executive Producer    Julia Godzinskaya
Executive Producer    Chris Columbus
Executive Producer    Eleanor Columbus
Executive Producer    Alex Sagalchik
Executive Producer    Alexandra Johnes
Executive Producer    Jonathan Bronfman
Executive Producer    Thomas Benski
Executive Producer    Lucas Ochoa
Co-Producer    Joel Burch
Co-Producer    Rosalie Chilelli
Co-Producer    Lauren Haber
Casting Director    Kharmel Cochrane
Casting Director    John Buchan
Casting Director    Jason Knight
Costume Designer    Linda Muir
Director of Photography    Jarin Blaschke
Production Designer    Craig Lathrop
Editor    Louise Ford
Composer    Mark Korven
First Assistant Director    Beau Ferris
Production Manager    Brian Campbell
Line Producer    Brian Campbell
Re-recording Mixer    Christopher Guglick
Re-recording Mixer    Jason Perreira
Re-recording Mixer    Orest Sushko
Second Assistant Director    Jeff Brownell
Make up    Traci Loader
Make up    Angela Marinis
Hairstylist    Jule Varvel
Special Effects Supervisor    Luc Benning
Special Effects Coordinator    Max Macdonald
Co-Executive Producer    Mark Gingras
Set Decorator    Mary Kirkland
Post-Production Supervisor    Philip Stilman
Sound Mixer    Robert Turi
Costume Supervisor    Valeria Picerno
Stunt Coordinator    Eric Bryson
Stunt Coordinator    Robert Racki

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The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/19 4 $8,800,230   2,046 $4,301   $8,800,230 3
2016/02/26 7 $5,066,908 -42% 2,204 $2,299   $16,675,437 10
2016/03/04 10 $2,485,036 -51% 1,715 $1,449   $20,895,610 17
2016/03/11 15 $1,005,067 -60% 945 $1,064   $22,914,150 24
2016/03/18 23 $401,929 -60% 361 $1,113   $23,750,291 31
2016/03/25 24 $162,081 -60% 146 $1,110   $24,094,799 38
2016/04/01 20 $465,334 +187% 666 $699   $24,650,032 45
2016/04/08 28 $129,993 -72% 156 $833   $24,954,073 52
2016/04/15 43 $37,876 -71% 55 $689   $25,044,102 59
2016/04/22 50 $23,741 -37% 45 $528   $25,081,475 66
2016/04/29 63 $11,853 -50% 25 $474   $25,110,285 73
2016/05/06 66 $8,300 -30% 14 $593   $25,127,155 80
2016/05/13 74 $3,852 -54% 9 $428   $25,135,352 87
2016/05/20 87 $1,834 -52% 9 $204   $25,138,292 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/19 3 $3,267,965   2,046 $1,597   $3,267,965 1
2016/02/20 5 $3,341,066 +2% 2,046 $1,633   $6,609,031 2
2016/02/21 4 $2,191,199 -34% 2,046 $1,071   $8,800,230 3
2016/02/22 3 $715,384 -67% 2,046 $350   $9,515,614 4
2016/02/23 4 $829,244 +16% 2,046 $405   $10,344,858 5
2016/02/24 3 $621,329 -25% 2,046 $304   $10,966,187 6
2016/02/25 4 $642,342 +3% 2,046 $314   $11,608,529 7
2016/02/26 8 $1,491,469 +132% 2,204 $677   $13,099,998 8
2016/02/27 7 $2,288,281 +53% 2,204 $1,038   $15,388,279 9
2016/02/28 7 $1,287,158 -44% 2,204 $584   $16,675,437 10
2016/02/29 6 $427,538 -67% 2,204 $194   $17,102,975 11
2016/03/01 9 $513,449 +20% 2,204 $233   $17,616,424 12
2016/03/02 8 $412,201 -20% 2,204 $187   $18,028,625 13
2016/03/03 6 $381,949 -7% 2,204 $173   $18,410,574 14
2016/03/04 10 $729,304 +91% 1,715 $425   $19,139,878 15
2016/03/05 10 $1,055,240 +45% 1,715 $615   $20,195,118 16
2016/03/06 11 $700,492 -34% 1,715 $408   $20,895,610 17
2016/03/07 9 $259,308 -63% 1,715 $151   $21,154,918 18
2016/03/08 10 $291,722 +13% 1,715 $170   $21,446,640 19
2016/03/09 9 $241,301 -17% 1,715 $141   $21,687,941 20
2016/03/10 9 $221,142 -8% 1,715 $129   $21,909,083 21
2016/03/11 15 $293,186 +33% 945 $310   $22,202,269 22
2016/03/12 - $427,731 +46% 945 $453   $22,630,000 23
2016/03/13 15 $284,150 -34% 945 $301   $22,914,150 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/19 4 $11,608,529   2,046 $5,674   $11,608,529 7
2016/02/26 7 $6,802,045 -41% 2,204 $3,086   $18,410,574 14
2016/03/04 10 $3,498,509 -49% 1,715 $2,040   $21,909,083 21
2016/03/11 16 $1,439,279 -59% 945 $1,523   $23,348,362 28
2016/03/18 23 $584,356 -59% 361 $1,619   $23,932,718 35
2016/03/25 24 $251,980 -57% 146 $1,726   $24,184,698 42
2016/04/01 18 $639,382 +154% 666 $960   $24,824,080 49
2016/04/08 27 $182,146 -72% 156 $1,168   $25,006,226 56
2016/04/15 47 $51,508 -72% 55 $937   $25,057,734 63
2016/04/22 45 $40,698 -21% 45 $904   $25,098,432 70
2016/04/29 61 $20,423 -50% 25 $817   $25,118,855 77
2016/05/06 72 $12,645 -38% 14 $903   $25,131,500 84
2016/05/13 84 $4,958 -61% 9 $551   $25,136,458 91
2016/05/20 92 $2,247 -55% 9 $250   $25,138,705 98

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 3/31/2016 $346,922 90 95 269 $813,143 5/13/2016
Australia 3/11/2016 $15,605 4 18 124 $556,193 7/20/2016
Austria 5/20/2016 $8,546 5 6 21 $32,888 7/5/2016
Bolivia 3/17/2016 $25,577 8 8 20 $80,609 4/12/2016
Brazil 3/3/2016 $578,499 143 298 906 $2,521,733 6/9/2016
Chile 6/23/2016 $16,941 10 10 17 $33,732 11/8/2016
Colombia 4/7/2016 $119,702 60 60 123 $288,564 6/14/2016
Czech Republic 3/24/2016 $73,883 80 80 189 $189,833 5/3/2016
Estonia 3/18/2016 $17,327 11 11 11 $17,327 6/9/2016
France 6/17/2016 $330,192 141 143 441 $883,398 7/20/2016
Germany 5/19/2016 $289,788 172 173 663 $831,998 9/1/2016
Iraq 3/17/2016 $28,704 4 4 11 $47,232 4/12/2016
Italy 8/19/2016 $211,770 0 13 13 $533,847 9/13/2016
Lebanon 3/17/2016 $16,821 5 5 8 $25,854 3/29/2016
Mexico 5/19/2016 $1,280,161 642 642 1405 $3,425,045 10/4/2016
New Zealand 6/3/2016 $5,033 4 4 19 $40,890 7/20/2016
Oman 3/17/2016 $5,198 4 4 4 $5,198 3/22/2016
Panama 5/26/2016 $130,865 13 13 25 $306,982 7/5/2016
Peru 3/3/2016 $103,439 35 35 59 $209,247 3/22/2016
Singapore 5/5/2016 $6,009 1 1 5 $17,816 6/14/2016
Slovakia 3/25/2016 $37,481 31 46 77 $79,317 6/9/2016
Spain 5/13/2016 $679,850 191 249 1261 $2,102,499 7/20/2016
Thailand 5/5/2016 $17,888 6 6 17 $49,373 6/9/2016
United Arab Emirates 3/17/2016 $136,792 27 27 47 $277,562 4/12/2016
United Kingdom 3/11/2016 $645,739 179 221 611 $1,767,169 6/9/2016
Venezuela 5/27/2016 $19,363 25 25 38 $55,547 7/20/2016
 
Rest of World $122,819
 
International Total$15,315,815 11/8/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/22/2016356,527 56,527$733,720$733,7203
5/29/20161023,944-58% 80,471$310,554$1,044,2744
6/5/20162216,674-30% 97,145$216,095$1,260,3695

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/22/2016368,445 68,445$1,149,879$1,149,8793
5/29/20161018,736-73% 87,181$282,164$1,432,0434
6/5/20161710,035-46% 97,216$150,120$1,582,1635

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