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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 6,101-6,200) 6,186 $4,040,691
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,001-8,100) 8,066 $4,040,691
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,032 $4,040,691
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,415 $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

Cast

   Bess
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

Production and Technical Credits

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

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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