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Breaking the Waves (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,040,691Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,215 $4,040,691
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,101-8,200) 8,150 $4,040,691
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,052 $4,040,691
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,441 $4,040,691

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 13th, 1996 (Wide) by October Films
Video Release: April 15th, 2014 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic sexuality, nudity, language and some violence
Running Time: 156 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Denmark

Leading Cast

   Bess

Supporting Cast

Stellan Skarsgård    Jan
Katrin Cartlidge    Dodo
Jean-Marc Barr    Terry
Udo Kier    Man on the Trawler
Adrian Rawlins    Dr. Richardson
Jonathan Hackett    Minister
Sandra Voe    Bess' Mother
Mikkel Gaup    Pits
Roef Ragas    Pim
Phil McCall    Grandfather
Robert Robertson    Chairman
Desmond Reilly    Elder
Sarah Grudgeon    Sybilla
Finlay Welsh    Coroner
David Gallacher    Glasgow Doctor
Ray Jeffries    Man on Bus
Owen Kavanaugh    Man at Lighthouse
Bob Dogherty    Man on Boat
David Bateson    Young Sailor
Callum Cuthbertson    Radio Operator
Gavin Mitchell    Police Officer
Brian Smith    Police Officer
Iain Agnew    Praying Man
Charles Kearney    Praying Man
Steven Leach    Praying Man
Dortie Romer    Nurse
Anthony O'Donnell    Boy
John Wark    Boy
Ronnie McKellaig    Precenter

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Lars Von Trier    Screenwriter
Per Kirkeby    Chapter Sequences
Anders Refn    Editor
Per Streit    Sound Designer
Manon Rasmussen    Costume Designer
Karl Juliusson    Art Director
Joyce Nettles    Casting Director
Morten Arnfred    Assistant Director
Ray Williams    Executive Music Producer
Lars Jonsson    Executive Producer
Peter Aalbaek Jensen    Producer
Vibeke Windelov    Producer
Robby Müller    Cinematographer
Axel Helgeland    Co-Producer
Peter van Vogelpoel    Co-Producer
Rob Langestraat    Co-Producer
Marianne Slot    Co-Producer
Kristoffer Nyholm    Second Unit Director
Leif Mohlin    Unit Production Manager
Lene Nielsan    Unit Production Manager
Eric Kress    Second Unit Camera
Kristian Eidnes Anderson    Supervising Sound Editor
Peter Schultz    Sound Effects Editor
Hans Moller    Dialogue Editor
Jennifer Jorfald    Makeup
Sanne Gravfort    Makeup
Morten Jacobsen    Special Make-up Effects
Peter Asmussen    Screenwriter

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/11/22 42 $60,426   9 $6,714   $110,741 2
1996/11/29 30 $150,216 +149% 26 $5,778   $283,383 3
1996/12/06 24 $112,158 -25% 25 $4,486   $440,914 4
1996/12/13 27 $69,993 -38% 18 $3,889   $541,519 5
1996/12/20 27 $128,200 +83% 40 $3,205   $706,386 6
1996/12/27 34 $135,585 +6% 45 $3,013   $929,773 7
1997/01/03 30 $179,520 +32% 47 $3,820   $1,328,006 8
1997/01/10 30 $179,716 n/c 53 $3,391   $1,647,907 9
1997/01/17 35 $185,055 +3% 51 $3,629   $1,907,339 10
1997/01/24 35 $158,465 -14% 54 $2,935   $2,123,247 11
1997/01/31 32 $171,593 +8% 59 $2,908   $2,365,249 12
1997/02/07 32 $166,470 -3% 68 $2,448   $2,596,897 13
1997/02/14 38 $186,003 +12% 77 $2,416   $2,854,107 14
1997/02/21 36 $143,845 -23% 78 $1,844   $3,053,347 15
1997/02/28 37 $110,134 -23% 65 $1,694   $3,213,778 16
1997/03/07 37 $96,476 -12% 75 $1,286   $3,369,303 17
1997/03/14 41 $93,850 -3% 77 $1,219   $3,387,427 18
1997/03/21 39 $94,550 +1% 70 $1,351   $3,628,302 19
1997/03/28 48 $65,392 -31% 53 $1,234   $3,720,841 20
1997/04/04 49 $69,266 +6% 54 $1,283   $3,818,138 21
1997/04/11 49 $60,441 -13% 53 $1,140   $3,895,487 22
1997/04/18 56 $38,299 -37% 44 $870   $3,955,041 23
1997/05/02 59 $27,872   26 $1,072   $4,040,691 25

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/11/22 37 $82,852   9 $9,206   $133,167 3
1996/11/29 29 $195,589 +136% 26 $7,523   $328,756 4
1996/12/06 24 $142,770 -27% 25 $5,711   $471,526 5
1996/12/13 26 $106,660 -25% 18 $5,926   $578,186 6
1996/12/20 28 $216,002 +103% 40 $5,400   $794,188 7
1996/12/27 33 $354,298 +64% 45 $7,873   $1,148,486 8
1997/01/03 25 $319,705 -10% 47 $6,802   $1,468,191 9
1997/01/10 30 $254,093 -21% 53 $4,794   $1,722,284 10
1997/01/17 35 $242,498 -5% 51 $4,755   $1,964,782 11
1997/01/24 34 $228,874 -6% 54 $4,238   $2,193,656 12
1997/01/31 32 $236,771 +3% 59 $4,013   $2,430,427 13
1997/02/07 31 $237,677 n/c 68 $3,495   $2,668,104 14
1997/02/14 36 $241,398 +2% 77 $3,135   $2,909,502 15
1997/02/21 35 $194,142 -20% 78 $2,489   $3,103,644 16
1997/02/28 36 $169,183 -13% 65 $2,603   $3,272,827 17
1997/03/07 52 $20,750 -88% 75 $277   $3,293,577 18
1997/03/14 33 $240,175 +1,057% 77 $3,119   $3,533,752 19
1997/03/21 42 $121,697 -49% 70 $1,739   $3,655,449 20
1997/03/28 48 $93,423 -23% 53 $1,763   $3,748,872 21
1997/04/04 52 $86,174 -8% 54 $1,596   $3,835,046 22
1997/04/11 49 $81,696 -5% 53 $1,541   $3,916,742 23

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