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Love is Strange (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,262,555Details
International Box Office $138,932Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,401,487
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $85,769 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $36,388 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $122,157
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  8. Trailer


After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and—victims of the relentless New York City real estate market—temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their temperamental teenage son, with whom Ben shares a bedroom. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 22nd, 2014 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: March 19th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
May 27th, 2016 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: January 13th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2321, 5/7/2014)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Romance, Newlyweds, Religious, Fired, Homeless, New York, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Parts and Labor, Faliro House Productions, Film 50, Mutressa Movies, RT Features
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2014 Theater Average 47 $23,455 Aug 22, 2014 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Marisa Tomei    Kate
Darren Burrows    Elliot
Charlie Tahan    Joey
Cheyenne Jackson    Ted
Manny Perez    Roberto
Tatyana Zbirovskaya    Zlata
Olya Zueva    Eugenia
Jason Stuart    Officiant

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Production and Technical Credits

Ira Sachs    Screenwriter
Mauricio Zacharias    Screenwriter
Lucas Joaquin    Producer
Lars Knudsen    Producer
Jay Van Hoy    Producer
Ira Sachs    Producer
Jayne Baron Sherman    Producer
Blythe Robertson    Executive Producer
Ali Betil    Executive Producer
Abraham Brown    Executive Producer
Marcy Feller    Executive Producer
Gabby Hanna    Executive Producer
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos    Executive Producer
Jim A. Lande    Executive Producer
Elika Portnoy    Executive Producer
Lourenco Sant' Anna    Executive Producer
Jim Stephens    Executive Producer
Rodrigo Teixeira    Executive Producer
Laura Teodosio    Executive Producer
Christos Voudouris    Director of Photography
Amy Williams    Production Designer
Affonso Goncalves    Editor
Michael Taylor    Editor
Arjun Bhasin    Costume Designer
Susan Jacobs    Music Supervisor
Avy Kaufman    Casting Director

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 13th, 2015

January 13th, 2015

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2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

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The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases are Keepin' On

October 7th, 2014

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Keep On Keepin' On had the best weekend of its run earning an average of $13,291 in two theaters. Gone Girl earned an average of $12,446 in just over 3,000 theaters. Annabelle was very close behind with an average of $11,659 in close to 3,200 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Skeletons Eat Their Fill

September 17th, 2014

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There were a number of films in the $10,000 club this weekend, led by The Skeleton Twins, which earned an average of $25,379 in 15 theaters. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby was next up with an average of $19,295 in four theaters. Both of these films have lots of room to expand. My Old Lady also did well with an average of $11,335 in 11 theaters, which is more impressive, because it was a Wednesday release. On the other hand, its reviews are merely good and likely not good enough to thrive in limited release. No Good Deed was right behind with an average of $11,150 in nearly 2,200 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Guardians Win Again on Sluggish Labor Day Weekend

August 31st, 2014

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A lackluster Summer comes to an end this weekend with an third weekend win for Guardians of the Galaxy, which, in the process becomes the top-grossing film of 2014. That’s reason to cheer for Disney and the Avengers franchise, not least because the movie Guardians overtakes is their previous franchise outing, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Marvel juggernaut was much too much for this weekend’s more low-key openers. More...

Per Theater Chart: Lovely and Strange

August 27th, 2014

Love is Strange poster

The only new limited release in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart was Love is Strange, which earned an average of $23,455 in five theaters. There were two holdovers in the $10,000 club with The Trip to Italy earning an average of $10,645 in ten theaters while The Admiral: Roaring Currents was right behind with an average of $10,213 in 47 screens. More...

Weekend Estimates: Sin City Bombs

August 24th, 2014

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Even though it is nine years since original movie opened with $29 million and topped a fairly lackluster April weekend, few predicted going into the Summer that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For would finish in 8th place on debut. In spite of little competition the neo-noir thriller will post about $6.5 million from 2,894 theaters, putting it in third place among the openers. Tearjerker If I Stay is the best new release this weekend, with an expected $16.35 million from 2,907 theaters, for a very respectable average of $5,600. It will be third overall behind Guardians of the Galaxy, which will pass $250 million today, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which falls to second place with $16.8 million this weekend and $145 million in total. With a little over $1 million separating the top three, it’s conceivable that the order could change when final results are reported on Monday. More...

Limited Releases are Strange

August 22nd, 2014

Love is Strange poster

It's a short list this week with only a handful of films. Fortunately, there are two films opening in limited release that are earning strong buzz and great reviews: Love is Strange and The One I Love. Both should find audiences in theaters. Another film, To Be Takei, is also earning great reviews and could do better than most documentaries. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/08/22 37 $117,276   5 $23,455   $117,276 1
2014/08/29 36 $253,785 +116% 27 $9,399   $416,876 2
2014/09/05 31 $255,295 +1% 44 $5,802   $811,000 3
2014/09/12 27 $341,769 +34% 102 $3,351   $1,237,508 4
2014/09/19 - $213,957 -37% 112 $1,910   $1,567,291 5
2014/09/26 29 $180,765 -16% 138 $1,310   $1,833,139 6
2014/10/10 48 $47,938   70 $685   $2,132,741 8
2014/10/17 62 $21,515 -55% 40 $538   $2,180,861 9
2014/10/24 61 $20,429 -5% 47 $435   $2,214,019 10
2014/10/31 70 $10,277 -50% 23 $447   $2,235,879 11
2014/11/07 76 $5,103 -50% 13 $393   $2,252,580 12
2014/11/14 70 $4,235 -17% 10 $424   $2,260,037 13
2014/11/21 85 $323 -92% 10 $32   $2,260,360 14
2014/12/05 91 $294   1 $294   $2,262,081 16
2015/01/02 84 $122   1 $122   $2,262,203 20

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/08/22 36 $163,091   5 $32,618   $163,091 1
2014/08/29 35 $392,614 +141% 27 $14,541   $555,705 2
2014/09/05 28 $340,034 -13% 44 $7,728   $895,739 3
2014/09/12 27 $457,595 +35% 102 $4,486   $1,353,334 4
2014/09/19 29 $299,040 -35% 112 $2,670   $1,652,374 5
2014/10/03 71 $13,047   5 $2,609   $1,846,186 7
2014/10/10 47 $74,543 +471% 70 $1,065   $2,159,346 8
2014/10/17 88 $5,399 -93% 4 $1,350   $2,138,140 9
2014/10/24 84 $7,454 +38% 8 $932   $2,145,594 10
2014/10/31 86 $4,104 -45% 5 $821   $2,149,698 11
2014/11/07 67 $8,325 +103% 13 $640   $2,255,802 12
2014/11/28 86 $1,427   3 $476   $2,261,787 15
2015/01/02 96 $474   1 $474   $2,262,555 20

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 3/19/2015 $5,612 5 17 72 $108,740 7/7/2015
Portugal 5/27/2016 $4,788 5 6 22 $30,192 8/3/2017
International Total$138,932 8/3/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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