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Closed Circuit (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,750,995Details
International Box Office $796,531Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,547,526
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,792,733 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $764,704 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,557,437
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Two ex-lovers, Martin and Claudia, find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they are joined together on the defense team in a terrorism trial.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 28th, 2013 (Wide) by Focus Features
International Releases: November 21st, 2013 (Wide) (Singapore)
December 5th, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: January 7th, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2259, 2/13/2013)
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Terrorism, Courtroom Drama, Lawyers, Government Corruption, Investigative Journalist, Infidelity, Secret Agent, Undercover, Surprise Twist, Voiceover/Narration, Epilogue
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Focus Features, Working Title Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Labor Day (Opening, 3-Day) 62 $2,464,931 Aug 30, 2013 5
Labor Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 71 $2,784,689 Aug 30, 2013 5
Labor Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 51 $3,116,885 Aug 30, 2013 5
Labor Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 52 $3,521,216 Aug 30, 2013 5

Leading Cast

   Martin Rose
   Claudia Simmons-Howe

Supporting Cast

Ciaran Hinds    Devlin
Riz Ahmed    Nazrul Sharma
Kenneth Cranham    Cameron Fischer
Julia Stiles    Joanna Reece
Anne-Marie Duff    Melissa
Jim Broadbent    Attorney General
Kate Lock    Mother
Katherine Press    Pregnant Daughter
Patrick Warner    Young Man on Cellphone
Ricky Nixon    Fish Trader
Daniel Tutte    Drinks Trader
Zora Bishop    Mother of Toddler
Vicky Jam    Teenage Girl
Zahra Ahmadi    Woman on Cellphone
Steve North    Angry Trader
Denis Moschitto    Farroukh Erdogan
Pinar Ogun    Ilkay Erdogan
Hasancan Cifci    Emir Erdogan
Andrew Havill    News Reporter
James Lowe    Simon Fellows
David Sibley    Vicar
Doug Allen    Ryan
Jemma Powell    Elizabeth
Isaac Hempstead-Wright    Tom Rose
Luing Andrews    Belmarsh Guard
Neil D'Souza    Iqbal
Barbora Bobulova    Piccola
Dexter Galang    Chinese Waiter
Jonathan Chan-Pensley    Chinese Chef
Matthew Cullum    Safe House Security Man
Sam Woodward    MI5 Agent
Ben Lloyd-Holmes    MI5 Joggers
Robert McCafferty    Football Steward
Angus Wright    Andrew Altman
Anjoa Andoh    News Reporter 2
Adam Tedder    Court Clerk
Munir Khairdin    Indian Restaurant Manager
Huseyin Poyraz    Older Turkish Restaurant Man
Hemi Yeroham    Turkish Restaurant Man
Baris Celliloglu    Mine Kemmal


John Humphrys    Himself

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

Production and Technical Credits

Steve Knight    Screenwriter
Tim Bevan    Producer
Eric Fellner    Producer
Chris Clark    Producer
Tim Owens    Executive Producer
Liza Chasin    Executive Producer
Amelia Granger    Executive Producer
Mairi Bett    Co-Producer
Adriano Goldman    Director of Photography
Jim Clay    Production Designer
Lucia Zucchetti    Editor
Natalie Ward    Costume Designer
Daniel Phillips    Make-up and Hair Designer
Joby Talbot    Composer
Fiona Weir    Casting Director
Gareth Milne    Stunt Coordinator
Greg Powell    Stunt Coordinator
Barrie McCulloch    First Assistant Director
Sasha Harris    Unit Production Manager
Jim Greenhorn    Sound Mixer
Dominic Masters    Supervising Art Director
Ann Lynch    Post-Production Supervisor
Paul Davies    Supervising Sound Editor
Andrew Stirk    Re-recording Mixer
Sven Taits    Re-recording Mixer
Matthew Gray    Art Director
Caroline Smith    Set Decorator
Mark Holt    Special Effects Supervisor

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 7th, 2014

January 5th, 2014

It is a relatively slow week this week. That's not to say there are no releases worth picking up, in fact, there's a close race for Pick of the Week. It's just none of the releases were monster hits at the theaters. This includes a couple of documentaries, The Act of Killing and Inequality for All, as well as a couple of TV on DVD releases, Archer: Season Four and Being Human: Complete Third Season. However, in the end, I went with We Are What We Are on DVD or Blu-ray for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Being Human: Complete Third Season on DVD or Blu-ray earns Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office was Left in the Dark

September 10th, 2013

We have good news and bad news. Riddick only managed to reach the low end of expectations, while the overall box office was down nearly $40 million, or 32%, from last week. On the positive side, Instructions Not Included finished on the high end of expectations, while the overall box office was $85 million, which was 26% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 has earned $7.54 billion, or 1.2% higher than last year's pace. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Ends in an Upward Direction

September 4th, 2013

The Labor Day long weekend is over and pre-weekend predictions were spot on, at least when it came to the top-two films. One Direction: This is Us opened in first place on Friday, but by Sunday had fallen to fifth place, allowing Lee Daniels' The Butler to remain on top, if you go by the four-day weekend. There were a few surprises this weekend, including Instructions Not Included. I hoped it would do well, but I never imaged it would do this well. Overall the weekend was strong at $125 million over the three-day weekend, which was 14% more than last weekend. Over four days, the total box office was $160 million. This was 21% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 holds a 0.9% lead over 2012 at 7.44 billion to $7.37 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: One Direction Rounds Out Hollywood's Biggest Summer

September 1st, 2013

Hollywood's Summer ends this weekend with a suitably back-to-school winner in the form of One Direction: This is Us. The 3D concert movie will pick up $17 million Friday-Sunday, largely on the back of an impressive $8.9 million gross on Saturday. While that won't set it up to challenge Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus among the top grossers in this particular sub-genre, it does show the solid business model for 3D films that cater to pop fans. Performances among other films playing this weekend were more varied. More...

Weekend Predictions: Laborious Task

August 29th, 2013

It's the Labor Day long weekend, which is widely regarded as the weakest long weekend of the year. This year there are two wide releases, One Direction: This is Us and Getaway, looking to grab the final box office dollars before Summer officially ends. (One could argue it unofficially ended weeks ago.) One Direction should have no trouble finding an audience among young girls, but there's a chance the more mature audience Lee Daniels' The Butler has been attracting will be large enough to withstand that push. Getaway, on the other hand, is just hoping to get one positive review before the weekend starts. There was a third film that was supposed to open wide this week, Closed Circuit, but it is now opening in 800 or so theaters, so it won't be a factor. Last year, there were two wide releases, both of which topped $10 million during the three-day weekend. The new releases this year won't match that, but there's better depth this time around. More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/08/30 16 $2,464,931   870 $2,833   $2,976,777 1
2013/09/06 18 $938,153 -62% 870 $1,078   $5,023,667 2
2013/09/13 35 $216,546 -77% 413 $524   $5,595,246 3
2013/09/20 52 $36,349 -83% 105 $346   $5,733,310 4

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/28 - $248,704   862 $289   $248,704 1
2013/08/29 - $263,142 +6% 862 $305   $511,846 2
2013/08/30 - $747,998 +184% 870 $860   $1,259,844 3
2013/08/31 - $904,770 +21% 870 $1,040   $2,164,614 4
2013/09/01 - $812,163 -10% 870 $934   $2,976,777 5
2013/09/02 - $651,954 -20% 870 $749   $3,628,731 6
2013/09/03 - $186,138 -71% 870 $214   $3,814,869 7
2013/09/04 - $139,414 -25% 870 $160   $3,954,283 8
2013/09/05 - $131,231 -6% 870 $151   $4,085,514 9
2013/09/06 - $292,623 +123% 870 $336   $4,378,137 10
2013/09/07 - $430,131 +47% 870 $494   $4,808,268 11
2013/09/08 - $215,399 -50% 870 $248   $5,023,667 12
2013/09/09 - $80,307 -63% 870 $92   $5,103,974 13
2013/09/10 - $108,878 +36% 870 $125   $5,212,852 14
2013/09/11 - $94,158 -14% 870 $108   $5,307,010 15
2013/09/12 - $71,690 -24% 870 $82   $5,378,700 16
2013/09/13 - $64,499 -10% 413 $156   $5,443,199 17
2013/09/14 - $94,156 +46% 413 $228   $5,537,355 18
2013/09/15 - $57,891 -39% 413 $140   $5,595,246 19
2013/09/16 - $23,283 -60% 413 $56   $5,618,529 20
2013/09/17 - $27,747 +19% 413 $67   $5,646,276 21
2013/09/18 - $25,988 -6% 413 $63   $5,672,264 22
2013/09/19 - $24,697 -5% 413 $60   $5,696,961 23
2013/09/20 - $10,603 -57% 105 $101   $5,707,564 24
2013/09/21 - $16,740 +58% 105 $159   $5,724,304 25
2013/09/22 - $9,006 -46% 105 $86   $5,733,310 26
2013/09/23 - $3,622 -60% 105 $34   $5,736,932 27
2013/09/24 - $5,458 +51% 105 $52   $5,742,390 28
2013/09/25 - $4,438 -19% 105 $42   $5,746,828 29
2013/09/26 - $4,167 -6% 105 $40   $5,750,995 30

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/08/23 26 $511,846   862 $594   $511,846 1
2013/08/30 16 $3,573,668 +598% 870 $4,108   $4,085,514 2
2013/09/06 18 $1,293,186 -64% 870 $1,486   $5,378,700 3
2013/09/13 34 $318,261 -75% 413 $771   $5,696,961 4
2013/09/20 52 $54,034 -83% 105 $515   $5,750,995 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 12/5/2013 $42,786 23 23 23 $68,108 12/13/2015
Singapore 11/21/2013 $13,045 3 3 8 $32,522 12/13/2015
Rest of World $695,901
International Total$796,531 12/13/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/12/20141915,252 15,252$353,095$353,0951

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