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Leviafan (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,092,800Details
International Box Office $696,403Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,789,203
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $338,115 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $173,308 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $511,423
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma from a previous marriage. The town’s corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolya, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive....


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2014 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics, released as Leviathan
International Releases: January 1st, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
March 13th, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
March 26th, 2015 (Wide), released as Leviathan (Australia)
April 17th, 2015 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
April 23rd, 2015 (Wide), released as Leviathan (New Zealand)
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Video Release: May 19th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Leviathan
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality/graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2338, 9/3/2014)
Running Time: 141 minutes
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Keywords: Life in a Small Town, Government Corruption, Lawyers, Infidelity, Addiction, Dysfunctional Family, Sex Crimes, Domestic Abuse, Suicide, Wrongfully Convicted, Religious
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Non-Stop Productions, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation of the Cinema Fund and RuArts foundation, Sony Pictures Classics
Production Countries: Russian Federation

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Elena Liadova    Lilya
Vladimir Vdovitchenkov    Dmitri
Roman Madianov    Vadim Shelevyat
Anna Oukolova    Angela
Aleksey Rozin    Pacha
Sergey Pokkhodaev    Roma
Valeri Grichko   
Serguei Batchourski   
Platon Kamenev   

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Production and Technical Credits

Andrey Zvyagintsev    Screenwriter
Oleg Negin    Screenwriter
Alexander Rodnyansky    Producer
Sergey Melkumov    Producer
Ekaterina Marakulina    Executive Producer
Andrey Ponkratov    Production Designer
Anna Mass    Editor
Philip Glass    Composer
Mikhail Krichman    Cinematographer
Marianna Sardarova    Co-Producer
Pavel Gorin    Production Manager
Elina Ternyeva    Casting Director
Galiya Ponomareva    Make up
Anna Bartuli    Costume Designer
Andrey Dergachev    Sound Mixer

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December 31st, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/12/26 53 $15,156   2 $7,578   $22,986 1
2015/01/02 50 $30,901 +104% 3 $10,300   $78,984 2
2015/01/09 54 $27,200 -12% 4 $6,800   $120,800 3
2015/01/16 43 $54,600 +101% 6 $9,100   $195,000 4
2015/01/23 42 $72,400 +33% 11 $6,582   $272,100 5
2015/01/30 43 $71,000 -2% 13 $5,462   $369,200 6
2015/02/06 42 $81,407 +15% 24 $3,392   $469,108 7
2015/02/13 41 $63,680 -22% 29 $2,196   $574,161 8
2015/02/20 41 $83,000 +30% 43 $1,930   $704,227 9
2015/02/27 33 $124,809 +50% 80 $1,560   $873,750 10
2015/03/06 42 $71,200 -43% 71 $1,003   $994,200 11
2015/03/13 46 $59,000 -17% 49 $1,204   $1,092,800 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/12/26 50 $46,842   4 $11,711   $140,361 2
2015/01/02 49 $45,436 -3% 3 $15,145   $93,519 3
2015/01/09 49 $46,842 +3% 4 $11,711   $140,361 4
2015/01/16 48 $59,315 +27% 6 $9,886   $199,676 5
2015/01/23 42 $98,487 +66% 11 $8,953   $298,163 6
2015/02/20 42 $127,729   43 $2,970   $748,941 10
2015/02/27 35 $174,097 +36% 80 $2,176   $923,038 11

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 3/26/2015 $12,895 13 16 142 $501,738 8/3/2015
Austria 3/13/2015 $0 0 3 3 $23,150 6/26/2015
Bulgaria 4/17/2015 $0 0 0 0 $17,292 6/9/2016
Chile 10/22/2015 $5,516 7 7 8 $7,067 11/3/2015
Italy 5/7/2015 $0 0 1 1 $5,051 12/16/2015
New Zealand 4/23/2015 $0 0 8 56 $65,080 7/13/2015
Spain 1/1/2015 $0 0 3 3 $1,024 6/26/2015
Uruguay 6/11/2015 $0 0 1 4 $6,280 7/15/2015
Venezuela 9/25/2015 $0 0 2 6 $69,721 11/10/2015
International Total$696,403 6/9/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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