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The Square (2017)

The Square
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,502,347Details
International Box Office $3,288,206Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,790,553
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $69,604 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $69,604
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation that invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 27th, 2017 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: September 8th, 2017 (Limited) (Russia (CIS))
October 6th, 2017 (Special Engagement) (Slovakia)
October 13th, 2017 (Wide), released as Čtverec (Czech Republic)
October 20th, 2017 (Wide) (Slovakia)
November 3rd, 2017 (Wide), released as Kare (Turkey)
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Video Release: January 30th, 2018 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, some strong sexual content, and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2495 (Cert #51254), 9/27/2017)
Running Time: 142 minutes
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Keywords: Museum, Artists, Performing Arts, Homeless, Battle of the Sexes, 2010s, One Night Stand, Censorship, Satire
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Plattform Produktion AB, Film i Vast, Essential Filmproduktion, Parisienne , Coproduction Office, Sveriges Television, Imperative Enertainment, Arte France Cinema, ZDF, Arte, Svenska Film Institutet, Council of Europe, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DR Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Det Danske Filminstitut, Minorodningen Alamode Filmverleih, TriArt Distribution, DR
Production Countries: Denmark,
France,
Germany,
Sweden

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2017 Theater Average 65 $18,558 Oct 27, 2017 3

Leading Cast

   Christian
   Anne
   Oleg
   Julian Gijoni

Supporting Cast

Christopher Laesso    Michael

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Ruben Ostlund    Screenwriter
Erik Hemmendorff    Producer
Philippe Bober    Producer
Tomas Eskilsson    Executive Producer
Agneta Perman    Executive Producer
Dan Friedkin    Executive Producer
Bradley Thomas    Executive Producer
Isabell Wiegand    Co-Producer
Sarah Nagel    Co-Producer
Katja Adomeit    Co-Producer
Fredrik Wenzel    Director of Photography
Ruben Ostlund    Editor
Jacob Secher Schulsinger    Editor
Jonas Rudels    Sound Mixer
Jesper Miller    Sound Mixer
Josefin Asberg    Production Designer
Sofie Krunegård    Costume Designer
Andreas Franck    Sound Designer
Anna Carlsten    Line Producer

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2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/27 36 $74,233   4 $18,558   $74,233 1
2017/11/03 34 $122,990 +66% 20 $6,150   $228,446 2
2017/11/10 35 $152,055 +24% 51 $2,981   $443,138 3
2017/11/17 33 $109,757 -28% 63 $1,742   $632,947 4
2017/11/24 28 $113,334 +3% 60 $1,889   $804,336 5
2017/12/01 30 $89,855 -21% 64 $1,404   $949,554 6
2017/12/08 33 $54,776 -39% 57 $961   $1,050,481 7
2017/12/15 33 $33,507 -39% 41 $817   $1,119,282 8
2017/12/22 36 $18,705 -44% 17 $1,100   $1,169,525 9
2017/12/29 41 $22,107 +18% 15 $1,474   $1,223,426 10
2018/01/05 39 $32,634 +48% 25 $1,305   $1,284,672 11
2018/01/12 46 $20,700 -37% 19 $1,089   $1,322,359 12
2018/01/19 49 $13,064 -37% 9 $1,452   $1,351,205 13
2018/01/26 45 $23,449 +79% 19 $1,234   $1,384,256 14
2018/02/02 48 $19,423 -17% 19 $1,022   $1,419,695 15
2018/02/09 57 $11,570 -40% 11 $1,052   $1,445,674 16
2018/02/16 60 $8,442 -27% 9 $938   $1,459,975 17
2018/02/23 63 $7,920 -6% 12 $660   $1,473,966 18
2018/03/02 65 $7,107 -10% 10 $711   $1,487,823 19
2018/03/09 78 $1,740 -76% 3 $580   $1,495,866 20
2018/03/16 79 $2,501 +44% 4 $625   $1,500,734 21

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/27 38 $105,456   4 $26,364   $105,456 1
2017/11/03 33 $185,627 +76% 21 $8,839   $291,083 2
2017/11/10 34 $232,107 +25% 51 $4,551   $523,190 3
2017/11/17 36 $167,812 -28% 71 $2,364   $691,002 4
2017/11/24 27 $168,697 +1% 70 $2,410   $859,699 5
2017/12/01 29 $136,006 -19% 68 $2,000   $995,705 6
2017/12/08 32 $90,070 -34% 65 $1,386   $1,085,775 7
2017/12/15 32 $65,045 -28% 41 $1,586   $1,150,820 8
2017/12/22 39 $50,499 -22% 17 $2,971   $1,201,319 9
2017/12/29 41 $50,719 n/c 18 $2,818   $1,252,038 10
2018/01/05 38 $49,621 -2% 28 $1,772   $1,301,659 11
2018/01/12 45 $36,482 -26% 24 $1,520   $1,338,141 12
2018/01/19 48 $22,666 -38% 12 $1,889   $1,360,807 13
2018/01/26 43 $39,465 +74% 25 $1,579   $1,400,272 14
2018/02/02 47 $33,832 -14% 24 $1,410   $1,434,104 15
2018/02/09 54 $17,429 -48% 12 $1,452   $1,451,533 16
2018/02/16 60 $14,513 -17% 9 $1,613   $1,466,046 17
2018/02/23 62 $14,670 +1% 14 $1,048   $1,480,716 18
2018/03/02 59 $13,410 -9% 16 $838   $1,494,126 19
2018/03/09 79 $4,107 -69% 5 $821   $1,498,233 20
2018/03/16 78 $4,114 n/c 4 $1,029   $1,502,347 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 2/9/2018 $47,164 2 22 131 $271,993 4/16/2018
Bulgaria 4/13/2018 $892 0 0 0 $892 4/16/2018
Czech Republic 10/13/2017 $3,245 24 24 24 $4,028 10/18/2017
Italy 11/9/2017 $231,012 0 0 0 $1,095,857 1/8/2018
Lithuania 12/1/2017 $6,715 12 16 97 $58,055 3/19/2018
Netherlands 11/10/2017 $144,990 39 41 327 $926,920 1/24/2018
New Zealand 3/9/2018 $3,700 8 11 47 $59,204 4/16/2018
Portugal 11/24/2017 $14,262 12 12 61 $121,183 3/7/2018
Russia (CIS) 9/8/2017 $48,699 143 143 213 $93,641 9/20/2017
Slovakia 10/20/2017 $1,378 6 6 7 $12,682 1/10/2018
Spain 11/10/2017 $69,632 45 54 186 $290,696 12/29/2017
Turkey 11/3/2017 $11,475 20 20 45 $45,071 11/29/2017
United Kingdom 3/16/2018 $307,984 56 56 56 $307,984 3/21/2018
 
International Total$3,288,206 4/16/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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