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The Sea of Trees (2016)

Sea of Trees
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,444Details
International Box Office $715,961Details
Worldwide Box Office $736,405
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $196,386 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $30,830 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $227,216
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Arthur Brennan is an American professor who travels to Japan in the midst of a personal crisis. As he wanders through a mysterious forest with a dark past, he experiences flashbacks of his fraught but loving relationship with his wife, Joan, and meets an enigmatic stranger, Takumi, who is lost and injured. Arthur devotes himself to saving Takumi and returning him home to safety, and the two embark on a spiritual, life-changing journey of friendship, discovery, and healing—one which may ultimately re-connect Arthur with his love for his wife


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,401-13,500) 13,421 $20,444
All Time International Box Office (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,386 $715,961
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,968 $736,405
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,883 $20,444

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 26th, 2016 (Limited) by A24, released as Sea of Trees
International Releases: April 29th, 2016 (Wide), released as Sea of Trees (Italy)
January 6th, 2017 (Wide), released as Sonsuzluk Ormanı (Turkey)
May 10th, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: November 1st, 2016 by A24, released as Sea of Trees
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing images and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2357, 1/21/2015)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Suicide, Japan, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Medical and Hospitals, Cancer, Non-Chronological, Lost
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Bloom , Gil Netter Productions, Waypoint Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Arthur Brennan
   Takumi Nakamura
   Joan Brennan

Supporting Cast

Jordan Gavaris    Eric
Katie Aselton    Gabriella Laforte
James Saito    Dr. Takahashi
Susan Garibotto    Arthur's Friend
Anna Friedman    Anna
Mark Burzenski    Gas Station Customer
Richard Levine    Funeral Director

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

Production and Technical Credits

Chris Sparling    Screenwriter
Gil Netter    Producer
Kevin Halloran    Producer
F. Gary Gray    Producer
Brian Dobbins    Producer
Allen Fischer    Producer
Ken Kao    Producer
Chris Sparling    Producer
Pietro Scalia    Co-Producer
Tami Goldman    Co-Producer
Satch Watanabe    Co-Producer
Tracy McGrath    Co-Producer
Kasper Tuxen    Director of Photography
Alex DiGerlando    Production Designer
Pietro Scalia    Editor
Danny Glicker    Costume Designer
Mason Bates    Composer
Francine Maisler    Casting Director
Lee Gilmore    Sound Effects Editor

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

Home Market Releases for November 1st, 2016

November 2nd, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

The Home Market Release Report is a day late this week for a trio of reasons. Firstly, the November Preview was also due the same day. Secondly, it was a very busy week. And finally, I’m suffering from a medical condition a lot of Canadians suffer from this time of year... acute Coffee Crisp poisoning. I’m not saying I ate four dozen fun-sized Coffee Crisps in the past three days... I’m not saying that, because it was actually an even 50. Don’t judge me. ... Okay, judge me. Clearly mistakes were made. It is a busy week, but not very deep week. Star Trek Beyond is by far the biggest and best release of the week and the various home market releases are the pick of the week. There wasn’t a lot of competition for that title, but Bad Moms is also worth picking up. More...

Theater Averages: Howard Ends up on Top with $11,920

August 30th, 2016

The Hollars

There was only one film in the $10,000 club this week and it was a re-release. Howards End pulled in nearly $24,000 in two theaters for an average of $11,920. The best true new release was The Hollars, which earned an average of $9.553 in four theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Stone Cold Releases

August 26th, 2016

Southside with You

While there are a lot of films on this week’s list, none of them look like they will be box office hits. Southside with You is one of the best releases this week, but it is playing in over 800 theaters, which is likely too many. There are a number of other films that are worth seeing, like Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, but most of them are playing on Video on Demand, so their box office chances are nearly zero. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/26 89 $1,877   2 $939   $1,877 1
2016/09/02 68 $7,421 +295% 101 $73   $10,697 2
2016/09/09 104 $909 -88% 3 $303   $20,083 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/26 - $656   2 $328   $656 1
2016/08/27 - $730 +11% 2 $365   $1,386 2
2016/08/28 - $491 -33% 2 $246   $1,877 3
2016/08/29 - $411 -16% 2 $206   $2,288 4
2016/08/30 - $442 +8% 2 $221   $2,730 5

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/26 93 $3,276   2 $1,638   $3,276 1
2016/09/02 67 $15,898 +385% 101 $157   $19,174 2
2016/09/09 110 $1,270 -92% 3 $423   $20,444 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 4/29/2016 $389,043 0 0 0 $642,318 6/9/2016
South Korea 5/10/2018 $28,300 98 98 107 $54,662 6/4/2018
Turkey 1/6/2017 $9,080 14 14 14 $18,981 6/18/2018
International Total$715,961 6/18/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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