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The Swell Season (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,178Details
International Box Office $6,842Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,020
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In 2008, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglova captivated audiences and earned two Academy Awards for their musical collaboration in the film Once. As their fictional romance blurred with reality, they fell in love, recorded an album, and embarked on a world tour. Fueled by two years of exhilaration, performance, and psychological turmoil, The Swell Season is more than a music documentary. It is a volatile and intimate portrait of a romance that fractures in the face of life on the road and personal tragedy. As Glen and Marketa's relationship unhinges, ultimately music prevails as their enduring connection.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,301-15,400) 15,320 $3,178
All Time International Box Office (Rank 11,701-11,800) 11,722 $6,842
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,701-19,800) 19,794 $10,020

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 7th, 2011 (Limited) by Seventh Art Releasing
January 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Mongrel Media, released as Swell Season (Canada)
International Releases: January 13th, 2012 (Limited), released as Swell Season (Canada)
July 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Spain)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, Retro Black and White, Music Industry, Movie Business, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Elkcreek Cinema, Overcoat Records
Production Countries: United States


Glen Hansard    Himself
Markéta Irglová    Herself
Colm Mac Con Iomaire    Himself
Rob Bochnik    Himself
Graham Hopkins    Himself
Joe Doyle    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Carlo Mirabella-Davis    Producer
Nick August-Perna    Screenwriter
Howard Greynolds    Producer
Carlo Mirabella-Davis    Screenwriter
Carlo Mirabella-Davis    Executive Producer
Chris Dapkins    Screenwriter
Nick August-Perna    Executive Producer
Chris Dapkins    Executive Producer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 13th, 2012

March 13th, 2012

There are two themes this week. The first is Awards Season. There are no fewer than half a dozen Award Season players on this week's list, although one was a late review. Speaking of late reviews, that's the other theme on this week's list, as there are no fewer than eight releases on this week's list where I'm waiting for the screener to arrive. (This includes Wizards which arrived on Monday; however, screeners need to arrive by Friday if I'm to get the review done on time.) Unfortunately, there's a lot of crossover among these two groups and a few Pick of the Week candidates are late. For instance, My Week with Marilyn and Melancholia fit into both groups. Other screeners I'm waiting for that could be Pick of the Week are Wallace & Gromit: World of Invention and the aforementioned Wizards: 35th Anniversary Blu-ray, while The Guild: Season Five was up for that honor as well. However, in the end I went with The Descendants on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/01/13 69 $3,178   2 $1,589   $3,178 15

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/01/13 79 $3,178   2 $1,589   $3,178 15

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Canada 1/13/2012 $0 0 0 0 $0
Spain 7/13/2012 $2,622 2 2 8 $6,842 12/11/2015
International Total$6,842 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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