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Portugal Box Office for A Forma da Água (2017)

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The Shape of Water
Theatrical Performance (US$)
Portugal Box Office $367,381Details
Worldwide Box Office $76,204,310Details
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In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.


Movie Details

Portugal Releases: February 2nd, 2018 (Wide), released as A Forma da Água
Video Release: February 27th, 2018 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2473 (Cert #51030), 4/26/2017)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Keywords: Romance, 1960s, Cold War, Space Program, Escape, Creature Features, Interspecies Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Double Dare You, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Sally Hawkins    Elisa Esposito
Michael Shannon    Richard Strickland
Richard Jenkins    Giles
Doug Jones    Amphibian Man
Michael Stuhlbarg    Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
Octavia Spencer    Zelda Fuller
David Hewlett    Fleming
Nick Searcy    General Hoyt
Stewart Arnott    Bernard
Nigel Bennett    Mihalkov
Lauren Lee Smith    Elaine Strickland
Martin Roach    Brewster Fuller
Allegra Fulton    Yolanda
John Kapelos    Mr. Arzoumanian
Morgan Kelly    Pie Guy
Dru Viergever    Military Policeman
Wendy Lyon    Sally (Secretary)
Cody Ray Thompson    Guard
Diego Fuentes    Worker
Madison Ferguson    Tammy Strickland
Jayden Greig    Timmy Strickland
Karen Glave    African American Wife
Danny Waugh    African American Husband
Dan Lett    Cadillac Salesman
Deney Forrest    Lou
Brandon McKnight    Duane
Clyde Whitham    Wet Cinema Patron
Jonelle Gunderson    Bus Passenger #1
Cameron Laurie    Bus Passenger #2
Evgeny Akimov    Russian Band Member
Sergei Nikonov    Russian Band Member
Vanessa Oude-Reimerink    Russian Band Member
Alexey Pankratov    Russian Band Member
Zabryna Guevara    Additional Voice
Jack Fox    Additional Voice
Maria del Mar    Additional Voice
Chris Marren    Additional Voice
Tim Campbell    Additional Voice
Maurice Dean Wint    Additional Voice
Lisa Norton    Additional Voice
Catherine Fitch    Additional Voice
Alison Brooks    Additional Voice
Jim Watson    Additional Voice
Sergey Volkov    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Guillermo del Toro
Screenwriter    Guillermo del Toro
Screenwriter    Vanessa Taylor
Story by    Guillermo del Toro
Producer    Guillermo del Toro
Producer    J. Miles Dale
Director of Photography    Dan Laustsen
Production Designer    Paul Denham Austerberry
Editor    Sidney Wolinsky
Associate Producer    Daniel Kraus
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dennis Berardi
Composer    Alexandre Desplat
Costume Designer    Luis Sequeira
Casting Director    Robin D. Cook
Unit Production Manager    J. Miles Dale
Production Manager    Dennis Chapman
First Assistant Director    Pierre Henry
Second Assistant Director    Tyler Delben
Stunt Coordinator    Steve Lucescu
Associate Producer    Chuck Ryant
Associate Producer    John O'Grady
Associate Producer    T.K. Knowles
Art Director    Nigel Churcher
Set Decorator    Shane Vieau
Set Decorator    Jeffrey A. Melvin
Script Supervisor    Dug Rotstein
Sound Mixer    Glen Gauthier
Post-Production Supervisor    Douglas Wilkinson
Associate Editor    Cam McLauchlin
Supervising Sound Editor    Nathan Robitaille
Re-recording Mixer    Christian Cooke
Re-recording Mixer    Brad Zoern
Costume Supervisor    Suzanne Aplin
Make up    Jordan Samuel
Make up    Patricia Keighran
Hairstylist    Paula Fleet
Hairstylist    Rossana Vendramini
Location Manager    Vince Nyuli
Special Effects Coordinator    Warren Appleby
Visual Effects Producer    Luke Groves
Animation Supervisor    Kevin Scott
Supervising Dialogue Editor    Nelson Ferreira
Sound Effects Editor    Kevin Howard
Sound Effects Editor    Tyler Whitham
Sound Effects Editor    Alex Bullick
Sound Effects Editor    Dashen Naidoo
Music Editor    Robert Hegedus
Sound Editor    Kevin Banks

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/02/02 3 $185,644   51 $3,640   $185,644 1
2018/02/09 4 $124,873 -33% 43 $2,904   $367,381 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 1/19/2018 $424,494 66 149 419 $1,982,141 2/12/2018
Brazil 2/2/2018 $881,000 0 0 0 $881,000 2/5/2018
Central America 2/2/2018 $234,000 0 0 0 $234,000 2/5/2018
Chile 2/2/2018 $237,000 0 0 0 $237,000 2/5/2018
Hong Kong 2/2/2018 $231,000 0 0 0 $231,000 2/5/2018
Lithuania 1/19/2018 $24,895 75 75 186 $98,155 2/13/2018
Mexico 1/12/2018 $3,277,088 1342 1342 1342 $13,070,995 2/12/2018
New Zealand 1/19/2018 $88,810 42 57 191 $393,345 2/12/2018
North America 12/1/2017 $166,564 2 2341 10038 $51,973,714
Portugal 2/2/2018 $185,644 51 51 94 $367,381 2/14/2018
Russia (CIS) 1/19/2018 $901,207 544 544 1533 $2,343,631 2/14/2018
South Korea 1/8/2018 $0 0 0 0 $34,505 2/17/2018
Rest of World $4,357,443
Worldwide Total$76,204,310 2/17/2018

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