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The Invisible Woman (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,233,347Details
International Box Office $262,051Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,495,398
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $260,263 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $260,263
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  8. Trailer


Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens – famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success – falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens – a brilliant amateur actor – a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of “invisibility”.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: February 14th, 2014 (Wide) (Poland)
May 22nd, 2014 (Wide) (Serbia and Montenegro)
June 6th, 2014 (Wide) (Spain)
July 4th, 2014 (Wide) (South Africa)
Video Release: April 15th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2294, 10/16/2013)
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: Costume Drama, Romance, Writing and Writers, Performing Arts, Biography
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Headline Pictures, Magnolia Mae Films, Lonely Dragon
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Leading Cast

   Charles Dickens
   Nelly Ternan

Supporting Cast

Kristin Scott Thomas    Mrs. Ternan
Tom Hollander    Wilkie Collins
Joanna Scanlan    Catherine Dickens
Perdita Weeks    Maria Ternan
Amanda Hale    Fanny Ternan
Tom Burke    Mr. George Wharton
John Kavanagh    Reverend Benham
Michael Marcus    Charley Dickens

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

Production and Technical Credits

Abi Morgan    Screenwriter
Claire Tomalin    Story Creator
Gabrielle Tana    Producer
Stewart Mackinnon    Producer
Christian Baute    Producer
Carolyn Marks Blackwood    Producer
Sharon Harel    Executive Producer
Maya Amsellem    Executive Producer
Eve Schoukroun    Executive Producer
Stefano Ferrari    Executive Producer
Christine Langan    Executive Producer
Jamie Laurenson    Executive Producer
Kevan Van Thompson    Co-Producer
Rob Hardy    Director of Photography
Nicolas Gaster    Editor
Maria Djurkovic    Production Designer
Ilan Eshkeri    Composer
Michael O'Connor    Costume Designer
Jenny Shircore    Make-up and Hair Designer
Leo Davis    Casting Director
Lissy Holm    Casting Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/12/27 - $37,149   3 $12,383   $58,265 1
2014/01/03 43 $30,151 -19% 4 $7,538   $116,840 2
2014/01/10 37 $48,160 +60% 9 $5,351   $174,284 3
2014/01/17 - $100,304 +108% 26 $3,858   $292,708 4
2014/01/31 33 $156,462   136 $1,150   $860,286 6
2014/02/07 40 $56,958 -64% 74 $770   $981,264 7
2014/02/14 43 $43,236 -24% 44 $983   $1,051,482 8
2014/02/21 52 $22,869 -47% 32 $715   $1,088,113 9
2014/02/28 63 $12,631 -45% 32 $395   $1,132,262 10
2014/03/14 66 $11,127   18 $618   $1,176,731 12
2014/03/28 64 $7,837   16 $490   $1,206,953 14
2014/04/04 78 $5,185 -34% 9 $576   $1,219,897 15
2014/04/11 86 $1,941 -63% 7 $277   $1,222,863 16
2014/04/18 86 $1,083 -44% 1 $1,083   $1,226,036 17
2014/04/25 100 $1,322 +22% 2 $661   $1,228,295 18
2014/05/09 97 $1,438   4 $360   $1,233,347 20

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/02/14 42 $56,998   44 $1,295   $1,065,244 9
2014/02/21 48 $54,387 -5% 32 $1,700   $1,119,631 10
2014/03/28 63 $15,596   16 $975   $1,214,712 15
2014/04/04 73 $6,210 -60% 9 $690   $1,220,922 16
2014/04/11 65 $4,031 -35% 7 $576   $1,224,953 17
2014/04/18 77 $2,020 -50% 1 $2,020   $1,226,973 18

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Poland 2/14/2014 $0 0 2 2 $5,757 12/17/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 5/22/2014 $0 0 9 9 $19,884 12/15/2015
South Africa 7/4/2014 $6,678 5 5 17 $29,922 12/17/2015
Spain 6/6/2014 $0 0 11 34 $206,488 12/17/2015
International Total$262,051 12/17/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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