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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $222,989Details
International Box Office $8,906Details
Worldwide Box Office $231,895
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Synopsis

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life's grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
65% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 2015 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures, released as A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
International Releases: October 25th, 2015 (Limited), released as A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (Australia)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief sexuality and some disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2370, 4/21/2015)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Money Troubles, Surrealism / Absurdism, Segments
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Roy Andersson Filmproduktion, 4 1/2 Fiksjon, Essential Filmproduktion, Parisienne de Production, Sveriges Television, Arte France Cinema
Production Countries: Sweden

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,751 $278 Oct 9, 2015 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,919 $575 Oct 2, 2015 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,855 $2,618 Sep 25, 2015 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,545 $598 Sep 18, 2015 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,756 $928 Sep 11, 2015 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,147 $832 Sep 4, 2015 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,488 $904 Aug 28, 2015 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,545 $2,461 Aug 21, 2015 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,862 $3,326 Aug 14, 2015 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,586 $1,545 Aug 7, 2015 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,362 $6,024 Jul 31, 2015 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,826 $5,757 Jul 24, 2015 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,908 $12,467 Jul 17, 2015 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,695 $8,119 Jul 10, 2015 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,071 $10,118 Jul 3, 2015 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,537 $11,924 Jun 26, 2015 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,087 $13,888 Jun 19, 2015 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,365 $20,740 Jun 12, 2015 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,381 $17,398 Jun 5, 2015 5

Cast

   Jonathan
Nils Westblom    Sam
Charlotta Larsson    Limping Lotta
Viktor Gyllenberg    King Carl XII
Lotti Tornros    The Flamenco Dancer
Jonas Gerholm    The Lonely Colonel
Ola Stensson    The Captain/Barber
Oscar Salomonsson    The Dancer
Roger Olsen Likvern    The Caretaker

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Roy Andersson
Producer    Pernilla Sandstrom
Executive Producer    Sarah Nagel
Executive Producer    Isabell Wiegand
Production Designer    Ulf Jonsson
Production Designer    Julia Tegstrom
Production Designer    Nicklas Nilsson
Production Designer    Sandra Parment
Production Designer    Isabel Sjostrand
Editor    Alexandra Strauss
Cinematographer    Istvan Borbas
Cinematographer    Gergely Palos
Costume Designer    Julia Tegstrom
Make-up and Hair Designer    Linda Sandberg
Sound Designer    Robert Hefter
Sound Mixer    Robert Hefter
Sound Mixer    Owe Svensson
Casting Director    Sophia Frykstam
Casting Director    Zora Rux
Casting Director    Katja Wik
Casting Director    Stig-Ake Nilsson
Casting Director    Andrea Eckerbom

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

Carol

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)

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Per Theater Chart: Youthful Enthusiasm

June 9th, 2015

Testament of Youth

There was only one film in the $10,000 club, Testament of Youth, which opened with $13,252 in four theaters. There was one other film, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, which earned an average of $8,699 in two theaters over the weekend. However, it was a Wednesday release and its average over five days was $12,657. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Some Lovely Limited Releases

June 5th, 2015

Love and Mercy

In another improvement to our news this week, the Limited Releases column is expanding to cover both limited and VOD releases. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “aren't you already talking about VOD on the Home Market Releases column?” Yes. However, those are for VOD releases for films that already played in theaters some time ago. This column will include films that debut on VOD either before, or simultaneously with, their theatrical release. We think this it an important change, as too often the Limited Release column was “Limited Releases Playing in New York City and Possibly Los Angeles.” For people in most of the rest of the country, there were no films on the list playing anywhere near them. This week, there are at least a few films worth checking out, including We Are Still Here, which is playing on VOD and Love and Mercy and Testament of Youth, which are theatrical-only releases that both have a shot at mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/05 53 $17,398   2 $8,699   $25,313 5
2015/06/12 49 $20,740 +19% 4 $5,185   $56,433 12
2015/06/19 55 $13,888 -33% 9 $1,543   $82,634 19
2015/06/26 55 $11,924 -14% 8 $1,491   $105,254 26
2015/07/03 54 $10,118 -15% 11 $920   $126,089 33
2015/07/10 61 $8,119 -20% 11 $738   $143,515 40
2015/07/17 61 $12,467 +54% 17 $733   $164,174 47
2015/07/24 70 $5,757 -54% 12 $480   $179,015 54
2015/07/31 63 $6,024 +5% 9 $669   $192,390 61
2015/08/07 83 $1,545 -74% 6 $258   $198,589 68
2015/08/14 81 $3,326 +115% 5 $665   $203,279 75
2015/08/21 83 $2,461 -26% 5 $492   $207,515 82
2015/08/28 91 $904 -63% 4 $226   $209,929 89
2015/09/04 92 $832 -8% 5 $166   $211,988 96
2015/09/11 101 $928 +12% 2 $464   $213,709 103
2015/09/18 101 $598 -36% 3 $199   $215,781 110
2015/09/25 90 $2,618 +338% 3 $873   $218,609 117
2015/10/02 113 $575 -78% 2 $288   $221,918 124
2015/10/09 106 $278 -52% 3 $93   $222,284 131

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/05 50 $27,778   2 $13,889   $35,693 9
2015/06/12 50 $33,053 +19% 4 $8,263   $68,746 16
2015/06/19 50 $24,584 -26% 9 $2,732   $93,330 23
2015/06/26 56 $22,641 -8% 8 $2,830   $115,971 30
2015/07/03 54 $19,425 -14% 11 $1,766   $135,396 37
2015/07/10 58 $16,311 -16% 11 $1,483   $151,707 44
2015/07/17 59 $21,551 +32% 17 $1,268   $173,258 51
2015/07/24 65 $13,108 -39% 12 $1,092   $186,366 58
2015/07/31 69 $10,678 -19% 9 $1,186   $197,044 65
2015/08/07 89 $2,909 -73% 6 $485   $199,953 72
2015/08/14 81 $5,101 +75% 5 $1,020   $205,054 79
2015/08/21 88 $3,971 -22% 5 $794   $209,025 86
2015/08/28 93 $2,131 -46% 4 $533   $211,156 93
2015/09/04 97 $1,625 -24% 5 $325   $212,781 100
2015/09/11 100 $2,402 +48% 2 $1,201   $215,183 107
2015/09/18 107 $808 -66% 3 $269   $215,991 114
2015/09/25 93 $5,352 +562% 3 $1,784   $221,343 121
2015/10/02 119 $663 -88% 2 $332   $222,006 128
2015/10/09 101 $983 +48% 3 $328   $222,989 135

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 10/25/2015 $1,116 1 1 5 $8,906 6/9/2016
 
International Total$8,906 6/9/2016

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