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Closer (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,987,757Details
International Box Office $82,189,938Details
Worldwide Box Office $116,177,695
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Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four strangers--their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 3rd, 2004 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
December 17th, 2004 (Expands Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: February 3rd, 2005 (Wide) (South Korea)
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue, nudity/sexuality and language
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Source:Based on Play
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Avenue Pictures Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 92 $1,712,924 Jan 7, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 85 $2,231,133 Dec 31, 2004 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 39 $3,351,014 Dec 17, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 23 $3,735,153 Dec 10, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 8 $7,707,972 Dec 3, 2004 3
Top 2004 Theater Average 69 $16,193 Dec 3, 2004 3

Lead Ensemble Members


Supporting Cast

Nick Hobbs    Taxi Driver
Colin Stinton    Customs Officer

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

Production and Technical Credits

Mike Nichols    Producer
John Calley    Producer
Cary Brokaw    Producer
Patrick Marber    Screenwriter
Patrick Marber    Based on the play "Closer"
Scott Rudin    Executive Producer
Celia Costas    Executive Producer
Robert Fox    Executive Producer
Stephen Goldblatt    Director of Photography
Tim Hatley    Production Designer
John Bloom    Editor
Antonia Van Drimmelen    Editor
Ann Roth    Costume Designer
Michael Haley    Co-Producer
Duncan Reid    Co-Executive Producer
James Clayton    Co-Executive Producer
Paula Jalfon    Co-Executive Producer
Mary Bailey    Associate Producer
Paul A. Levin    Associate Producer
Michael Haley    Assistant Director
Rachel Neale    Unit Production Manager
Celia Costas    Unit Production Manager
Mark Raggett    Supervising Art Director
Hannah Moseley    Art Director
John Bush    Set Decorator
Lindsay Pugh    Costume Supervisor
Ivan Sharrock    Production Sound Mixer
Lee Dichter    Supervising Sound Mixer
Ron Bochar    Supervising Sound Mixer
Ron Bochar    Supervising Sound Editor
Allan Zaleski    Sound Effects Editor
Branka Mrkic-Tana    Dialogue Editor
Laura Civiello    Dialogue Editor
Suzana Peric    Music Editor
Trefor Proud    Key Makeup
Mark English    Key Hairstylist
Linda de Vetta    Make-up and Hair Designer
Ray De Haan    Stunt Coordinator

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 December 7th, 2010

December 6th, 2010

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DVD Releases for May 22, 2007

May 22nd, 2007

It's the first busy week of the month, and it won't get this busy again for the rest of summer. There is literally a hundred releases mentioned on this week's list, roughly half of which are coming out to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Wayne. However, while there were plenty of those releases coming out, it was another classic movie to win the DVD Pick of the Week. That classic film is The Third Man - Criterion Collection - 2-Disc Edition - Buy from Amazon. More...

The Largest Yard

June 12th, 2005

The Longest Yard opened in second place in Australia with $2.5 million. On the other hand, the film could only manage $750,000 on 260 screens in Mexico, not surprising since Adam Sandler has never been a big draw internationally, especially outside English speaking markets. More...

Late Figures Change Top Five

June 5th, 2005

It was a slightly busier weekend as several studios were brave enough, or foolhardy enough to try and sandwich their film between the worldwide release of Revenge of the Sith and Batman Begins, which debuts in just 10 days. With War of the Worlds' worldwide release just two weeks after that, there's very little room for smaller films to survive. More...

Sith Steal the Show

May 29th, 2005

Revenge of the Sith dominated nearly every market it opened in and in most of them it was the only new film in the top ten. Because of this there's almost no international details to report and those details that are available are single market releases. More...

Newcomers Earn Trifecta on Top of Home Market Charts

April 16th, 2005

Three new DVDs topped the DVD Rental Charts, the VHS Rental Charts and the DVD Sales Charts, in the same order. Leading the way was the wonderful movie, Sideways with $6.70 million in DVD rentals and $1.03 million in VHS rentals. The film also lead the week in DVD sales with 1.5 million units sold on just its first day of release. More...

Incredibles Ride into the Sunset

April 9th, 2005

After the Sunset stole top spot from The Incredibles on both the DVD and VHS rental charts, (the latter film did triumph on the sale charts.) The film, which only made $28.3 million during its entire domestic run, made $6.00 million in DVD rentals and $900,000 in VHS rentals. More...

DVD Releases for March 29, 2005

March 28th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section including this week's winner, The Lone Gunmen - The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon More...

Swimming with Sharks

March 13th, 2005

Shark Tale finished its international run with a second place $2.08 million opening in Japan on 485 screens. Its $4,296 per screen average it quite low for the market and generally means the film won't have the usual legs films in Japan have. The film performed much better in Italy where it finished first again with $3.0 million, down just 23% during its sophomore stint. Overall it took in $5.2 million to raise its international total to $181 million, but without any more openings it might struggle to hit $200 million. More...

The Aviator Soars Higher than Before

March 6th, 2005

The Aviator beat weekend estimates by a substantial margin leading to a $5.9 million box office on 3000 screens in 34 markets. The multi-Oscar winning movie has hit $86.2 million internationally and will cross $200 million worldwide before too long. The film dropped a spot to fifth place in South Korea with $834,660 for the week and slipped to second in Australia with $798,000. The only market the film opened it was Argentina, where it easily took top spot with $232,000. More...

Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

February 27th, 2005

Ocean's Twelve may have dropped out of the top five, but it is still going strong with $4.5 million on 1400 screens in 35 markets for an international box office of $225.8 million so far. No new openings means the heist film had to rely on holdovers likes its $2.5 million during its third weekend in the U.K. and $1.4 million during its fifth week of release in Japan, finishing second in both those markets. More...

French Film Finishes Fifth

February 20th, 2005

Iznogoud: Calife a la place du calife, a movie based on a Asterix and Obelix spin off of sorts, dominated the French box office taking in $7.1 million, more than double the second place film and more than a third of the top ten total. It is also enough to push it into the Top Five on the international scene, dropping Finding Neverland into sixth place. Unfortunately, like the several films made in the Asterix and Obelix series, this one is unlikely to make much of an impact outside the French speaking markets. More...

Fockers are Fabulous

February 9th, 2005

A higher than expected opening in Spain and a lower than expected decline in the U.K. allowed Meet the Fockers to retain top spot on the international charts. The film opened first in a handful of markets, including a $4.7 million opening in Spain on 356 screens, $377,000 in Denmark, $352,000 in Taiwan and $275,000 in Israel. Its most prolific market continues to be the U.K. where the film brought in $8.5 million during its second weekend there; that's a 42% drop-off, which is a little high for the market, but not as high as expected given its huge start last weekend. That one market represented more than half of its weekend total of $16.3 million on 1700 screens in 28 markets for a running tally of $82.9 million. More...

Fockers Flatten Competition

February 2nd, 2005

Meet the Fockers open in the U.K. over the weekend with an astounding $14.8 million on 456, which is more than four times the original's earnings there in 2000. That figure was also more than 8 times the second place film , and more than half the market's total box office. Add in a handful of openings in other, mostly smaller markets and the film brought in $19.2 million on 1,700 screens in 15 markets for a $58.8 million total so far. More...

Ocean Steals International Box Office Crown Back

January 26th, 2005

The International Box Office Race is certainly interesting, as Ocean's Twelve recaptured the lead this weekend with $14.4 million on 4,600 screens in 58 markets and now sits at $170.4 million internationally and $292.8 million worldwide. A large chunk of that total came from Japan, where the film earned $6.8 million (including sneak peaks) on 510 screens, while ending Howl's Moving Castle's nine week reign on top. While this was a strong performance, it was 20% lower that the original's debut in the same market. More...

All That's Golden Does Not Glitter

January 25th, 2005

Of the eight films that won Golden Globes last weekend, only a handful saw their box office take increase this weekend. This can be partially explained by the snowstorm, and partially by how late in the film's run it was by the time the awards were announced. However, it may also be an indication of the declining influence the awards ceremony has. More...

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

Alexander Reigns over International Audiences

January 19th, 2005

After a massive opening last week in Spain, Alexander took top spot on the international charts thanks to a strong opening in Italy, Brazil and Hong Kong. The film managed first place in all three markets with $3.87 million on 446 screens in Italy, $906,900 on 193 screens in Brazil and $275,244 on 30 screens in Hong Kong. Holdovers were not as kind to the Sword and Sandal epic as it dropped nearly 50% in the U.K., Spain and France. Overall the film brought in $14.5 million on 3600 screens in 51 markets for a running tally of $88 million. And while the film will easily cross $100 million internationally, which is roughly 3 times its domestic figure, it has to be looked at as a disappointment financially. More...

Aviator Soars Above the Rest

January 17th, 2005

The Golden Globe were handed out tonight with no one film really dominating the night. The Aviator led the night with three awards with a few others films taking home two apiece. More...

International Box Office Stolen!

December 22nd, 2004

For the first time in many weeks there was a real race for top spot on the international charts, also, for the first time in many weeks The Incredibles didn't win that race. Boosted by debuts in 22 additional markets, Ocean's Twelve took top spot with $28.9 million on 3900 screens in 27 markets for a early total of $35.2 million. Compared to the original the results are mixed. IN many places it is a lot lower when compared in local currency, but thanks to the Dollar's extended losing streak, it's much higher in American funds. For instance, the film opened in first place in France with 5.7 million Euros, down 16% from its predecessor, however, that's $7.5 million in American funds, a increase of 28%. Other highlights include $5.3 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Spain, $2.2 million in Italy and $1.4 million in both Holland and Switzerland and just shy of $1 million in Sweden. The film remained in first place in Australia despite dropping 50% at the box office to just $1.8 million. More...

Gold Stocks Rise

December 21st, 2004

It is a week after the Golden Globe nominees were announced and a perfect time to look at the effect, if any, that the acclaim has brought previously released films. More...

Golden Weekend for Limited Releases

December 17th, 2004

The limited releases this weekend have combined for more than a dozen Golden Globe nominations and could come close to matching that when Oscars nominations are announced late in January. More...

Competition Can't Stop the Supers

December 15th, 2004

Several films made their international debuts this weekend, but that didn't stop The Incredibles from taking top spot on the international box office, again. This weekend the film brought in an addition $32.1 million on 6,343 screens in 37 markets to lift its international tally to $152.1 million so far. The films busiest weekend in terms of raw dollars was the $5.7 million it earned in Germany, but with a theatre count of more than 1000, that wasn't as strong as the studio would have liked. The film did break the record for biggest opening for an animated movie with $1.7 million in Brazil. The film also opened first in Switzerland with $1.2 million, Austria with $931,000 and South Africa with $310,000. More...

Sideways is Golden

December 14th, 2004

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Monday and as with the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Sideways lead the pack with 7 nominations. This does not mean it is the favorite in any particular category, but it does help its chances of taking home some hardware on January 16th. More...

Post Secondary Education

December 7th, 2004

Bad Education has stretched its amazing streak atop the Per Theatre Charts to thee weeks. With an expansion this weekend, it will probably be the last time the film top the charts, which is good because I'm running out of ideas for headlines using the education theme. This week it was a much closer contest with Bad Education beating out House of Flying Daggers $29,619 to $26,498, with the later film playing in more theatres, 15 to 3. Meanwhile, A Very Long Engagement dropped a spot to third with $18,146 average in four theatres. Rounding out the $10,000 club was Closer, which took in $7.7 million in 476 theatres for an average of $16,193. More...

Closer Closes in the Top Five

December 6th, 2004

As expected, there was a big drop at the box office over the weekend, but there were a couple of surprises as the semi-limited release, Closer, out performed expectations to finish in fifth place. Overall the box office dropped to $87 million over the weekend, that's a massive 46% drop from last week, but more importantly, a nearly 11% drop from last year. That dropped 2004's lead over 2003 to just 2.2%, but things should pick up this week with the Wednesday release of Blade: Trinity and the Friday release of Ocean's Twelve. More...

The Calm Before the Winter Storm

December 3rd, 2004

The first weekend in December follows one of the busiest weekends of the year, and the studios are usually reluctant to put out their A-List material. This year it's an extreme example as there are no wide releases and while one of the limited releases has a reasonable shot at earning a place in the top 10, there will probably be no change in the top five, other than massive drops in box office dollars. Because of this, this week's column will be shorter than usual. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 26 - December 2

December 2nd, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Ocean's Twelve - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Preview: December

December 1st, 2004

December is a huge month at the box office, but also a very unique one. Massive blockbusters are released side by side with smaller films with only Oscar on their minds. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 5 - November 11

November 10th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Closer - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 15 - October 21

October 21st, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Blade: Trinity - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for July 23 - July 29

July 29th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, The Manchurian Candidate - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates

February 20th, 2004

A quiet week for movie release date announcements. But we do have news on Jersey Girl, Closer, and a few limited releases. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/12/03 5 $7,707,972   476 $16,193   $7,707,972 1
2004/12/10 8 $3,735,153 -52% 622 $6,005   $13,740,180 2
2004/12/17 9 $3,351,014 -10% 1,090 $3,074   $18,803,296 3
2004/12/24 16 $1,692,847 -49% 1,069 $1,584   $22,564,250 4
2004/12/31 16 $2,231,133 +32% 1,094 $2,039   $27,460,754 5
2005/01/07 17 $1,712,924 -23% 1,098 $1,560   $30,301,153 6
2005/01/14 22 $788,325 -54% 737 $1,070   $31,792,218 7
2005/01/21 20 $527,519 -33% 504 $1,047   $32,818,696 8
2005/01/28 26 $376,264 -29% 348 $1,081   $33,450,206 9
2005/02/04 30 $204,147 -46% 203 $1,006   $33,792,301 10
2005/02/11 39 $112,545 -45% 104 $1,082   $33,987,757 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/03 4 $2,600,000   476 $5,462   $2,600,000 1
2004/12/04 6 $3,077,165 +18% 476 $6,465   $5,848,299 2
2004/12/05 6 $1,859,673 -40% 476 $3,907   $7,707,972 3
2004/12/06 3 $604,000 -68% 476 $1,269   $8,312,000 4
2004/12/07 3 $613,000 +1% 476 $1,288   $8,924,000 5
2004/12/08 4 $562,000 -8% 476 $1,181   $9,487,000 6
2004/12/09 5 $518,000 -8% 476 $1,088   $10,005,000 7
2004/12/10 7 $1,200,000 +132% 622 $1,929   $11,200,000 8
2004/12/11 8 $1,539,576 +28% 622 $2,475   $12,795,292 9
2004/12/12 8 $944,888 -39% 622 $1,519   $13,740,180 10
2004/12/13 5 $395,000 -58% 622 $635   $14,135,000 11
2004/12/14 5 $447,000 +13% 622 $719   $14,582,000 12
2004/12/15 6 $438,000 -2% 622 $704   $15,020,000 13
2004/12/16 6 $432,000 -1% 622 $695   $15,452,000 14
2004/12/17 9 $1,000,000 +131% 1,090 $917   $16,500,000 15
2004/12/18 9 $1,342,745 +34% 1,090 $1,232   $17,819,345 16
2004/12/19 10 $983,951 -27% 1,090 $903   $18,803,296 17
2004/12/20 10 $552,000 -44% 1,090 $506   $19,355,000 18
2004/12/21 10 $593,000 +7% 1,090 $544   $19,948,000 19
2005/01/17 22 $214,837   737 $292   $32,007,055 46

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/12/03 5 $10,005,027   476 $21,019   $10,005,027 1
2004/12/10 7 $5,447,255 -46% 622 $8,758   $15,452,282 2
2004/12/17 11 $5,419,121 -1% 1,090 $4,972   $20,871,403 3
2004/12/24 16 $4,358,218 -20% 1,069 $4,077   $25,229,621 4
2004/12/31 16 $3,358,608 -23% 1,094 $3,070   $28,588,229 5
2005/01/07 17 $2,415,664 -28% 1,098 $2,200   $31,003,893 6
2005/01/14 23 $1,287,284 -47% 737 $1,747   $32,291,177 7
2005/01/21 19 $782,765 -39% 504 $1,553   $33,073,942 8
2005/01/28 25 $514,212 -34% 348 $1,478   $33,588,154 9
2005/02/04 30 $287,058 -44% 203 $1,414   $33,875,212 10
2005/02/11 48 $112,545 -61% 104 $1,082   $33,987,757 11

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
South Korea 2/3/2005 $0 0 99 195 $1,454,901 6/5/2017
Rest of World $80,735,037
International Total$82,189,938 6/5/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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