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Mr. Turner (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,958,546Details
International Box Office $21,228,480Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,187,026
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $378,558 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $256,633 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $635,191
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The last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W.Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea.Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 2014 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: November 6th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
December 11th, 2014 (Wide) (Netherlands)
January 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
January 29th, 2015 (Wide) (Italy)
Video Release: May 5th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2337, 8/27/2014)
Running Time: 149 minutes
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Keywords: Artists, Biography, 1800s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Xofa Productions, Diaphana, France 3 Cinema, Amusement Park, Canal Plus, Cine Plus
Production Countries: United Kingdom

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Days In
Top 2014 Theater Average 53 $21,728 Dec 19, 2014 3

Leading Cast

   J.M.W. Turner

Supporting Cast

Dorothy Atkinson    Hannah Danby
Marion Bailey    Sophia Booth
Paul Jesson    William Turner, Sr.
Lesley Manville    Mary Somerville
Martin Savage    Benjamin Robert Haydon
Ruth Sheen    Sarah Danby
Joshua McGuire    John Ruskin
David Horovitch    Dr. Price
Karl Johnson    Mr. Booth
Sandy Foster    Evelina Dupuis
Amy Dawson    Georgiana Thompson
Richard Bremmer    George Jones
Fred Pearson    Sir William Beechey
Tom Edden    C.R. Leslie
Jamie Thomas King    David Roberts
Mark Stanley    Clarkson Stanfield
Nicholas Jones    Sir John Soane
Clive Francis    Sir Martin Archer Shee
Robert Portal    Sir Charles Eastlake
Simon Chandler    Sir Augustus Wall Callcott
Edward de Souza    Thomas Stothard
James Fleet    John Constable
Patrick Godfrey    Lord Egremont
Leo Bill    J.J.E. Mayall
Sinead Matthews    Queen Victoria
Peter Wight    Joseph Gillott

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

Production and Technical Credits

Mike Leigh    Screenwriter
Georgina Lowe    Producer
Tessa Ross    Executive Producer
Norman Merry    Executive Producer
Gail Egan    Executive Producer
Michel Saint-Jean    Co-Producer
Malte Grunert    Co-Producer
Suzie Davies    Production Designer
Jon Gregory    Editor
Gary Yershon    Composer
Dick Pope    Cinematographer
Jacqueline Durran    Costume Designer
Christine Blundell    Make-up and Hair Designer
Nina Gold    Casting Director
Charlotte Watts    Set Decorator

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

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May 6th, 2015


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January 11th, 2015

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December 31st, 2014

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Limited Release: Anything for Limited Releases

December 19th, 2014

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It is not a super busy weekend, but that doesn't mean there's nothing worth checking out. Mr. Turner's reviews are incredible, so much so that I'm surprised it hasn't been a major player during Awards Season thus far. It isn't the only film earning great reviews, as both Song of the Sea and Winter's Sleep could find audiences in theaters. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/12/19 29 $108,638   5 $21,728   $108,638 1
2014/12/26 28 $251,948 +132% 24 $10,498   $493,576 2
2015/01/02 30 $231,227 -8% 24 $9,634   $962,818 3
2015/01/09 29 $242,177 +5% 39 $6,210   $1,290,141 4
2015/01/16 33 $201,000 -17% 37 $5,432   $1,593,000 5
2015/01/23 34 $162,000 -19% 43 $3,767   $1,851,000 6
2015/01/30 35 $167,000 +3% 54 $3,093   $2,018,000 7
2015/02/06 30 $244,306 +46% 79 $3,092   $2,418,000 8
2015/02/13 33 $205,095 -16% 95 $2,159   $2,714,938 9
2015/02/20 28 $189,000 -8% 120 $1,575   $3,006,632 10
2015/02/27 30 $210,000 +11% 217 $968   $3,334,000 11
2015/03/06 35 $127,000 -40% 114 $1,114   $3,532,114 12
2015/03/13 32 $129,000 +2% 89 $1,449   $3,729,114 13
2015/03/20 34 $87,089 -32% 79 $1,102   $3,839,130 14
2015/03/27 39 $71,075 -18% 71 $1,001   $3,958,546 15

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/12/19 32 $241,628   5 $48,326   $241,628 1
2014/12/26 27 $489,963 +103% 24 $20,415   $731,591 2
2015/01/02 30 $316,373 -35% 24 $13,182   $1,047,964 3
2015/01/09 28 $343,876 +9% 105 $3,275   $1,391,840 4
2015/01/16 32 $297,306 -14% 37 $8,035   $1,689,146 5
2015/01/23 34 $252,484 -15% 43 $5,872   $1,941,630 6
2015/02/20 28 $305,511   120 $2,546   $3,123,223 10
2015/02/27 31 $281,403 -8% 114 $2,468   $3,404,626 11
2015/03/06 34 $195,510 -31% 114 $1,715   $3,600,136 12
2015/03/13 32 $151,791 -22% 89 $1,706   $3,751,927 13

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 1/22/2015 $14,276 1 53 344 $1,433,031 7/1/2015
Germany 11/6/2014 $0 0 1 1 $1,715,494 10/13/2015
Italy 1/29/2015 $0 0 4 4 $5,598 10/20/2015
Netherlands 12/11/2014 $0 0 1 2 $734,936 11/3/2015
Rest of World $17,339,421
International Total$21,228,480 11/3/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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