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Campanadas a medianoche (1965)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $126,724Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $266,179 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $354,020 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $620,199
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Chimes at Midnight returns to the screen after being unavailable for decades. This Shakespeare adaptation was the culmination of Welles’s lifelong obsession with the Bard’s ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff, the loyal, often soused childhood friend to King Henry IV’s wayward son Prince Hal. Appearing in several plays as a comic supporting figure, Falstaff is here the main event: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with towering, lumbering grace. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Welles created an unorthodox Shakespeare film that is also a gritty period piece, which he called “a lament . . . for the death of Merrie England.”


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 1st, 2016 (Limited) by Janus Films, released as Chimes at Midnight
International Releases: December 22nd, 1965 (Limited) (Spain)
Video Release: August 30th, 2016 by Criterion, released as Chimes at Midnight
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Prince/Princess, Royalty, Voiceover/Narration, Betrayal, Monks and Nuns, Faked Death
Source:Based on Play
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Internacional Films Espagnol
Production Countries: France,

Leading Cast

   Sir John Falstaff

Supporting Cast

Jeanne Moreau    Doll Tearsheet
Margaret Rutherford    Mistress Quickly
John Gielgud    Henry IV
Marina Vlady    Kate Percy
Alan Webb    Justice Robert Shallow
Norman Rodway    Henry Percy, "Hotspur"
Walter Chiari    Mr. Silence
Keith Baxter    Prince Hal
Fernando Rey    Worcester
Ned Poins    Tony Beckley

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Production and Technical Credits

Orson Welles    Screenwriter
William Shakespeare    Based on the plays 'Henry IV, Part I and Part II'; 'Richard II; Henry V'; and 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' by
Edmond Richard    Cinematographer
Orson Welles    Production Designer
Jose Antonio de la Guerra    Production Designer
Elena Jaumandreu    Editor
Fritz Muller    Editor
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino    Composer

Home Market Releases for August 30th, 2016

August 29th, 2016

The Commitments

We are in the heart of TV on DVD season with a dozen such releases on this week’s list. Unfortunately, while there are a few that are worth picking up, none of them have the extras needed to be Pick of the Week contenders. The biggest release of the week is The Jungle Book, which is one of the biggest hits of the year. I got a chance to review it, so you can compare my opinion to the critics. As for the best of the best, there weren’t a lot to choose from. In the end, I went with The Commitments, which is making its Blu-ray debut this week. More...

Weekend Estimates: Star Wars tops $800 million, Revenant impressive on debut

January 10th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens will become the first movie to hit $800 million at the domestic box office today, according to Disney’s estimates released on Sunday. With a $41.6 million weekend, the film moves to $812 million in total domestically, becoming the second-highest-grossing Star Wars movie adjusted for inflation, ahead of The Empire Strikes Back’s inflation-adjusted $808 million. It should pass Avatar’s inflation-adjusted $826 million this week. Perhaps the biggest news of the weekend, however, comes from overseas. More...

Theater Averages: Revenant Remains Potent with Average of $111,957

January 5th, 2016

The Revenant

The Revenant remained on top of the theater average chart dipping just 6% to an average of $111,957 in four theaters. That's amazing and it bodes very well for its chances during its wide expansion this weekend. Furthermore, there are some major Awards Season events this week that could boost ticket sales even more. Anomalisa was well back in second place, but it still had an impressive opening with an average of $33,806 over the weekend and an average of $52,658 during its five-day opening. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was next with an average of $21,829. Chimes at Midnight earned $20,480 in one theater during its re-release, while Only Yesterday earned $14,970, also in one theater. The latter film is yet another success for GKIDS; this is the only studio that routinely has success with animated films in limited release. 45 Years remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $14,588 in six theaters. It doubled its theater count, but the average only fell 33% and that's a great sign for further expansion. Mr. Six is the fourth holdover in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,406 in 28 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Force aweakens with $88.3 million weekend

January 3rd, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens This weekend sees the first signs of a slow-down at the box office for The Force Awakens, which will be down 41% from last weekend, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate. That’s the worst comparative performance in the top ten, and much weaker than Avatar’s 9% decline the same weekend in 2010. Such statistics are fairly academic when you already have $700 million in the bank domestically, though, and Star Wars’ momentum coming out of the holidays is such that it will register the biggest ever New Year’s weekend, and the biggest-ever 3rd weekend, overtaking Avatar’s $68.5 million. With $770.5 million overseas so far, its global total is now over $1.5 billion, putting it in the top six all time, and guaranteeing it will end in the top three, with only Titanic and Avatar left to shoot for. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/01/01 50 $18,958   2 $9,479   $18,958 1
2016/01/08 50 $19,652 +4% 2 $9,826   $54,476 2
2016/01/15 51 $8,826 -55% 2 $4,413   $75,072 3
2016/01/29 59 $7,075   4 $1,769   $91,931 5
2016/02/05 71 $2,529 -64% 2 $1,265   $98,014 6
2016/02/12 78 $2,431 -4% 1 $2,431   $101,336 7
2016/02/19 80 $2,448 +1% 2 $1,224   $107,376 8
2016/03/04 76 $5,434   2 $2,717   $114,047 10
2016/03/11 92 $1,348 -75% 2 $674   $117,999 11
2016/03/18 77 $5,399 +301% 2 $2,700   $123,398 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/01/01 49 $34,824   2 $17,412   $34,824 1
2016/01/08 50 $31,422 -10% 2 $15,711   $66,246 2
2016/01/15 48 $18,610 -41% 4 $4,653   $84,856 3
2016/01/29 58 $10,629   4 $2,657   $95,485 5
2016/02/05 72 $3,420 -68% 2 $1,710   $98,905 6
2016/02/12 74 $6,023 +76% 1 $6,023   $104,928 7
2016/02/19 85 $3,685 -39% 2 $1,843   $108,613 8
2016/03/04 74 $8,038   2 $4,019   $116,651 10
2016/03/11 107 $1,348 -83% 2 $674   $117,999 11
2016/03/18 81 $8,725 +547% 2 $4,363   $126,724 12

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Spain 12/22/1965 $0000$0
International Total$0

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records