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The Captive (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $451,457Details
International Box Office $767Details
Worldwide Box Office $452,224
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,183,374 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $355,804 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,539,178
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  1. Summary
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Matthew steps briefly into a diner and comes out to find that his young daughter Cassandra has vanished without a trace from the back of his truck. Her unsolved abduction destroys Matthew's once-happy relationship with his wife, Tina, who, haunted by mementos of Cassandra that appear mysteriously at her work, suspects her husband of foul play. Years later, when detectives Nicole and Jeffrey discover recent images of Cassandra online, Matthew risks everything to ensure his daughter's safe return—and to save himself and Tina from the limbo of unrelenting despair.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 5th, 2014 (Limited) by Entertainment One (Canada)
December 12th, 2014 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: September 5th, 2014 (Limited) (Canada)
October 31st, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: March 3rd, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2347, 11/4/2014)
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: Missing Child, Kidnap, Relationships Gone Wrong, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Unbelieving Police, Police Procedural, Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Internet, Voyeurism, Voiceover/Narration, Digital Cinematography
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Ego Film Arts, The Film Farm
Production Countries: Canada

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Scott Speedman    Jeffrey
Rosario Dawson    Nicole
Mireille Enos    Tina
Kevin Durand    Mika
Alexia Fast    Cass
Bruce Greenwood    Vince
Peyton Kennedy    Young Cass
Brendan Gall    Teddy
Aaron Poole    Mike
Ella Ballentine    Jennifer

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Production and Technical Credits

Atom Egoyan    Screenwriter
David Fraser    Screenwriter
Atom Egoyan    Story Creator
Atom Egoyan    Producer
Simone Urdl    Producer
Jennifer Weiss    Producer
Stephen Traynor    Producer
Patrice Theroux    Executive Producer
Bryan Gliserman    Executive Producer
Michele Petin    Executive Producer
Laurent Petin    Executive Producer
Paul Sarossy    Director of Photography
Mychael Danna    Composer
Susan Shipton    Editor
Phillip Barker    Production Designer
Steven Munro    Sound Designer
Debra Hanson    Costume Designer
John Buchan    Casting Director
Jason Knight    Casting Director

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March 2nd, 2015

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/05 23 $450,000   134 $3,358   $450,000 5,186

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/02 90 $1,457   3 $486   $451,457 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/31/2014 $767 1 1 1 $767 10/11/2017
Canada 9/5/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
International Total$767 10/11/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/8/20151123,720 23,720$331,606$331,6061

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