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Novitiate (2017)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,564,276Details
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A film about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. With the dawn of the Vatican II era, radical changes in the Church are threatening the course of nuns’ lives. As she progresses from the postulant to the novitiate stage of training, she finds her faith repeatedly confronted and challenged by the harsh, often inhumane realities of being a servant of God. Cathleen finds herself struggling with issues of faith, sexuality, and recent changes in life of the Church.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,786 $2,564,276
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,901-9,000) 8,906 $2,564,276
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 927 $2,564,276
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,246 $2,564,276
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,629 $2,564,276

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 27th, 2017 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: February 20th, 2018 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexuality and nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2480 (Cert #50887), 6/14/2017)
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: 1960s, Monks and Nuns, Religious, Christians, Atheism, Coming of Age, Same Role, Multiple Actors
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Classics, Maven Pictures
Production Countries: United States


   Sister Cathleen
Julianne Nicholson    Nora Harris
Dianna Agron    Sister Mary Grace
Morgan Saylor    Sister Evelyn
Maddie Hasson    Sister Sissy
Liana Liberato    Sister Emily
   Reverend Mother
Rebecca Dayan    Sister Emanuel
Eline Powell    Sister Candace
Chelsea Lopez    Sister Charlotte
Denis O'Hare    Archbishop
Chris Zylka    Chuck Harris

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Margaret Betts
Producer    Carole J. Peterman
Producer    Celine Rattray
Producer    Trudie Styler
Executive Producer    Jessica Betts
Executive Producer    Roland Betts
Executive Producer    Margaret Betts
Director of Photography    Kat Westergaard
Production Designer    John W. Sanders II
Editor    Susan E. Morse
Costume Designer    Vanessa Porter
Composer    Christopher Stark
Music Supervisor    Tyler Bradley Walker
Casting Director    Sig De Miguel
Casting Director    Stephen Vincent

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/27 53 $22,724   3 $7,575   $22,724 1
2017/11/10 43 $55,206   29 $1,904   $166,052 3
2017/11/17 36 $63,420 +15% 61 $1,040   $2,564,276 4
2017/11/24 33 $82,257 +30% 120 $685   $373,438 5
2017/12/01 39 $51,735 -37% 163 $317   $467,405 6
2017/12/08 45 $23,738 -54% 90 $264   $530,906 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/24 32 $124,489   120 $1,037   $415,670 5
2017/12/01 36 $91,498 -27% 163 $561   $507,168 6

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