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L'avenir (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $296,632Details
International Box Office $1,314,621Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,611,253
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What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once? Nathalie is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family. But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. For the first time in ages, she finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 2nd, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as Things to Come
International Releases: June 17th, 2016 (Wide) (Portugal)
September 2nd, 2016 (Limited), released as Things to Come (United Kingdom)
September 9th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
September 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
September 29th, 2016 (Limited), released as Things to Come (South Korea)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2449 (Cert #50763), 11/2/2016)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Teachers, High School, Relationships Gone Wrong, Infidelity, Dysfunctional Family, Paris
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: CG Cinema, Detailfilm, Arte France Cinema, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, Cinemage , Cofinova SRG SSR, Canal Plus, ARTE France, Procirep, CNC, Hessen Invest Film
Production Countries: France,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,120 $19,845 Jan 6, 2017 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,689 $18,504 Dec 30, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,010 $25,344 Dec 23, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,234 $38,138 Dec 16, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,519 $46,307 Dec 9, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,551 $31,936 Dec 2, 2016 3


Andre Marcon    Heinz
Roman Kolinka    Fabien
Edith Scob    Yvette
Sarah Le Picard    Chloe
Solal Forte    Johann
Elise Lhomeau    Esla
Lionel Dray    Hugo
Gregoire Montana-Haroche    Simon
Lina Benzerti    Antonia

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Mia Hansen-Love
Executive Producer    Charles Gillibert
Director of Photography    Denis Lenoir
Sound Designer    Vincent Vatoux
Sound Mixer    Olivier Goinard
Editor    Marion Monnier
Set Designer    Anna Falgueres
Costume Designer    Rachele Raoult
Make up    Thi Loan Nguyen
Special Effects    Clara Vincienne
First Assistant Director    Marie Doller
Script Supervisor    Clementine Schaeffer
Unit Production Manager    Julien Flick
Production Manager    Sacha Guillaume-Bourbault

Theater Averages: Jackie Tackles Lion Earning Average of $55,743

December 6th, 2016


Jackie led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $55,743 in five theaters. Given this start and add in its Oscar buzz and the film has a real shot at expanding wide. Last week’s winner, Lion, fell to second place with an average of $16,651 in seven theaters. Manchester by the Sea continues its impressive run with an average of $14,592 in 156 theaters. It still has room to grow. Miss Sloane earned an average of $11,213 in four theaters. It is reportedly expanding wide this weekend, but that can mean anything from a few hundred theaters to well over 2,000. Finally, Things to Come opened with an average of $11,030 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moana Stands Tall as Awards Season Hots Up

December 4th, 2016


The top of the box office chart remains a tale of two movies this weekend, with Moana maintaining an impressive lead over Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but both movies doing very nicely heading into the Christmas season. Moana tops the chart again this weekend with $28.4 million, for a total of $119.9 million at the end of the weekend. By way of comparison, Frozen had earned $134.3 million at this point in its run, but fell a slightly larger 53% from Thanksgiving, compared to Moana’s 50% decline. The next few weeks should be very lucrative for the animated adventure, which is likely to sail past $300 million at the domestic box office. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Jackie Hopes O stands for Oscar

December 2nd, 2016


There are not a lot of limited releases on this week’s list. Things to Come is earning the best reviews, but it is a foreign-language film and that will limit its box office potential. Believe is the biggest in terms of theater count, but it’s a faith-based film and there’s a chance it will open well below the Mendoza Line. On the other hand, Jackie has the best box office potential and Natalie Portman could win an Oscar for her performance. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/02 44 $31,936   3 $10,645   $31,936 3
2016/12/09 38 $46,307 +45% 14 $3,308   $93,194 10
2016/12/16 35 $38,138 -18% 22 $1,734   $155,429 17
2016/12/23 40 $25,344 -34% 19 $1,334   $206,344 24
2016/12/30 46 $18,504 -27% 13 $1,423   $248,255 31
2017/01/06 44 $19,845 +7% 19 $1,044   $282,704 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/02 44 $47,209   3 $15,736   $47,209 7
2016/12/09 38 $70,082 +48% 14 $5,006   $117,291 14
2016/12/16 41 $63,709 -9% 22 $2,896   $181,000 21
2016/12/23 48 $48,751 -23% 11 $4,432   $229,751 28
2016/12/30 47 $33,108 -32% 11 $3,010   $262,859 35
2017/01/06 40 $33,773 +2% 19 $1,778   $296,632 42

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Netherlands 9/9/2016 $56,592 32 36 300 $532,552 11/9/2016
Portugal 6/17/2016 $9,379 8 8 29 $41,808 8/18/2016
South Korea 9/29/2016 $26,150 27 28 134 $215,149 12/30/2016
Spain 9/23/2016 $94,991 50 59 300 $525,112 1/17/2017
United Kingdom 9/2/2016 $0000$0
International Total$1,314,621 1/17/2017

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