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A nagy füzet (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $66,235Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $59,397 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $59,397
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Synopsis

Towards the end of World War II, a desperate young mother leaves her 13‐year‐old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the Hungarian countryside, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They realize that the only way to cope with the absurd and inhumane world of adults and war is to become completely unfeeling and merciless. By learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion, they will be able to endure future hardships. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They hold their hands over flames, cut their legs, arms and chests with a knife and pour alcohol right on their wounds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love. The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, Le Grand Cahier (The Notebook). Over time they are initiated into the corruptions and horrors of a war‐torn world. They have to listen to a lecherous priest's hypocritical avowals of faith, they watch soldiers herd refugees to their death and witness the selfish cruelties their neighbors inflict on one another. As the war ends, the "Liberation" brings the worst moments of all: their village and their few relationships are plagued by rape and suicide. Their mother returns for a brief, gruesome reunion and their father follows suit in a final tableau involving patricide and opportunism, leading to the twin's ultimate separation.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 29th, 2014 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as The Notebook
Video Release: December 2nd, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as The Notebook
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent and sexual content, nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2317, 4/9/2014)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, Twins, Coming of Age, Abandoned Child, Dysfunctional Family, Addiction, War Crimes, Sex Crimes, 1940s, Hungary, Child Abuse, Assisted Suicide, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Hunnia Filmstudio, Intuit Pictures, Amour Fou, Dolce Vita Films, Magyar Filmalap, MDM
Production Countries: Austria,
France,
Germany,
Hungary

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,005 $550 Nov 14, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,460 $560 Nov 7, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,903 $508 Oct 31, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,837 $2,518 Oct 24, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,428 $1,718 Oct 17, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,567 $4,154 Oct 10, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,693 $8,124 Oct 3, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,357 $6,541 Sep 26, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,319 $3,707 Sep 19, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,356 $2,475 Sep 12, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,850 $5,150 Sep 5, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,650 $4,193 Aug 29, 2014 3

Cast

   Masik Iker
   Egyik Iker
Piroska Molnar    Nagyanya/Grandmother
Ulrich Thomsen    Tiszt/Officer
Ulrich Matthes    Apa/Father
Gyongyver Bognar    Anya/Mother
Orsolya Toth    Nyulszaj/Hairlip

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Andras Szeker
Screenwriter    Janos Szasz
Story Creator    Agota Kristof
Producer    Sandor Soth
Producer    Pal Sandor
Executive Producer    Albert Kitzler
Executive Producer    Gyorgy Such
Executive Producer    Janos Szasz
Editor    Szilvia Ruszev
Composer    Johann Johannsson
Director of Photography    Christian Berger

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/29 77 $4,193   2 $2,097   $4,193 3
2014/09/05 82 $5,150 +23% 7 $736   $10,658 10
2014/09/12 82 $2,475 -52% 4 $619   $16,635 17
2014/09/19 82 $3,707 +50% 6 $618   $24,452 24
2014/09/26 73 $6,541 +76% 13 $503   $32,991 31
2014/10/03 70 $8,124 +24% 15 $542   $45,704 38
2014/10/10 84 $4,154 -49% 15 $277   $55,368 45
2014/10/17 94 $1,718 -59% 14 $123   $59,000 52
2014/10/24 94 $2,518 +47% 7 $360   $63,053 59
2014/10/31 104 $508 -80% 3 $169   $64,286 66
2014/11/07 101 $560 +10% 1 $560   $65,270 73
2014/11/14 86 $550 -2% 2 $275   $66,235 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/29 82 $5,508   2 $2,754   $5,508 7
2014/09/05 72 $8,652 +57% 7 $1,236   $14,160 14
2014/09/12 77 $6,585 -24% 4 $1,646   $20,745 21
2014/09/19 82 $5,705 -13% 6 $951   $26,450 28
2014/09/26 71 $11,130 +95% 13 $856   $37,580 35
2014/10/03 78 $5,630 -49% 2 $2,815   $38,621 42
2014/10/10 82 $6,068 +8% 15 $405   $57,282 49
2014/10/17 95 $3,253 -46% 14 $232   $60,535 56
2014/10/24 94 $3,243 n/c 7 $463   $63,778 63
2014/10/31 100 $932 -71% 3 $311   $64,710 70
2014/11/07 91 $975 +5% 1 $975   $65,685 77

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