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Under the Skin (2014)

Under the Skin poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,614,251Details
International Box Office $4,615,682Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,229,933
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,325,183 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $933,565 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,258,748
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An alien of unknown origin arrives on Earth in search of human prey. Taking the form of the perfect female specimen, she prowls the streets looking for men to lure into her otherworldly lair. Her victims are seduced, stripped of their skin and never heard from again. But as time passes, she grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, placing her very survival at risk.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,300,000
Domestic Releases: April 4th, 2014 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: March 14th, 2014 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Belgium)
June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (France)
July 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
July 18th, 2014 (Wide) (Taiwan)
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Video Release: July 15th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for graphic nudity, sexual content, some violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2299, 11/20/2013)
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: Bodysnatchers, Alien Invasion, Food, Hitchhiker, Cannibalism, Non Professional Actor, Improvised, Accidental Death, Sex Crimes, Limited Dialogue, Unnamed Character
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Nick Wechsler, JW Films, Silver Reel Entertainment, Creative Scotland, FilmNation Entertainment
Production Countries: United Kingdom

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Days In
Top 2014 Theater Average 21 $33,289 Apr 4, 2014 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Paul Brannigan    Andrew
Antonia Campbell-Hughes    Shadow Alien
Krystof Hadek    The Swimmer
Jessica Mance    Alien
Robert J. Goodwin   
Joe Szula   
Adam Pearson   
Michael Moreland   
Jeremy McWilliams   

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

Production and Technical Credits

James Wilson    Producer
Nick Wechsler    Producer
Walter Campbell    Screenwriter
Jonathan Glazer    Screenwriter
Michel Faber    Story Creator
Tessa Ross    Executive Producer
Reno Antoniades    Executive Producer
Walter Campbell    Executive Producer
Claudia Bluemhuber    Executive Producer
Ian Hutchinson    Executive Producer
Florian Dargel    Executive Producer
Daniel Landin    Director of Photography
Paul Watts    Editor
Chris Oddy    Production Designer
Mica Levi    Composer
Peter Raeburn    Music Producer
Peter Raeburn    Music Supervisor
Johnnie Burn    Sound Designer
One of Us    Visual Effects Designer
Alexander O'Neal    Co-Producer
Gillian Berrie    Co-Producer
Richard Lloyd    Post-Production Supervisor
Kahleen Crawford    Casting Director
Steven Noble    Costume Designer
Chrissie Beveridge    Make-up and Hair Designer

2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2015

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The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 15th, 2014

July 14th, 2014

There is actually a $100 million hit on this week's list of new releases, which puts it miles ahead of most of recent weeks. Unfortunately, that new release is Rio 2, which isn't terrible, but it certainly isn't Pick of the Week material either. Worse still, there is practically no depth this week and almost none of the new DVDs / Blu-rays are Pick of the Week contenders. Fortunately, "Weird Al" Yankovic comes to the rescue with Mandatory Fun, which is a CD, which I normally don't talk about. As far as DVDs and Blu-rays are concerned, Orphan Black: Season 2 on Blu-ray is clearly the best. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Under the Skin

July 14th, 2014

Under the Skin stars Scarlett Johansson, which gave the film a lot more star power than most limited releases have. On the other hand, the premise was a little out there, so much so that it really never had a shot at expanding significantly. It managed $2.5 million, which is great, especially considering so far this year only three limited releases have topped $10 million (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Chef, and very recently Belle). Does the film work as an art house film? Will it please more mainstream audiences? More...

Per Theater Chart: Eat It Up

May 14th, 2014

Chef poster

It was a good week on the per theater chart with five films in the $10,000 club, led by Chef with an average of $34,160 in six theaters, which is the third best opening average of the year so far. Palo Alto was well back, but was still strong earning an average of $15,865 in four theaters. The overall box office leader, Neighbors, was next with an average of $14,954. There were also a couple of holdovers in the $10,000 club, which is impressive. Ida held on strong earning an average of $12,223 in seven theaters, with room to keep growing. Belle expanded from 4 theaters to 45 theaters, but still managed an average of $10,825. By this time next week, it will have reached its first major milestone, with more to come. More...

Per Theater Chart: Fade Sharpens into Focus

April 23rd, 2014

Fading Gigolo poster

Fading Gigolo debuted on top of the per theater chart with an average of $36,160 in five theaters. This is the second best per theater average for a 2014 release behind The Grand Budapest Hotel. Granted, it was well behind that film, but still in second place. Also, given the film's reviews, it won't last very long at the box office. The only other film to reach the $10,000 club was Godzilla: The Original Japanese Version, which celebrated its 60th anniversary with $10,903 in one theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Winter Soldier Beats Out Rio

April 13th, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

When Friday's numbers came in, the consensus was that Rio 2 would take the weekend, but relatively weak Saturday numbers for the debutant, and strength through the weekend for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, means that the final weekend estimates on Sunday morning point towards a win for Marvel's superheroes. Captain America is projected to earn $41.4 million over three days for a domestic total around $159 million after two weekends. That's well ahead of the original's $117 million at this stage in its release, and the film's worldwide box office will better the first film's final global total by the end of the weekend too. Rio 2, meanwhile, will have an opening weekend almost identical to Rio, which is a slight disappointment, but hardly a disaster. More...

Per Theater Chart: Under Over Everyone Else

April 8th, 2014

Under the Skin poster

Under the Skin opened surprisingly well with a per theater average of $33,289 in four theaters. This is the second best opening per theater average for any film released in 2014, well back of The Grand Budapest Hotel's record-breaking debut. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which earned an average of $24,130 in nearly 4,000 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Captain America Sets New April Record

April 6th, 2014

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

The evolution of the Avengers universe is working out very well for Disney. In November, Thor enjoyed a bump from $65 million to $85 million on opening weekend (and an almost $200 million boost in final worldwide box office). Now, Captain American: Winter Soldier is topping the first movie in its sub-franchise by $30 million or so on opening weekend, with a projected total of $96.2 million, compared to $65 million last time around. With excellent reviews, and a better global launch, we could be looking at another $600 million in the bank before this one is finished. Into the bargain, the film will easily be the record weekend in April, comfortably ahead of the $86 million earned by Fast Five back in 2011. More...

Limited Releases: Afflicting Limited Releases on the Public

April 4th, 2014

Alan Partridge poster

It is a busy week, not only in terms of quantity, but also quality. There are seven films earning 80% positive reviews or higher (at least when I checked last). Some of these, like Afflicted, probably won't find an audience in theaters, because it is just the wrong genre. Others, like The Unknown Known and Watermark, might do well for the genre, but won't find any real measure of mainstream success. On the other hand, Under the Skin and Alan Partridge might find audiences in theaters. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/04/04 29 $133,154   4 $33,289   $133,154 1
2014/04/11 22 $281,650 +112% 54 $5,216   $472,647 2
2014/04/18 16 $422,607 +50% 176 $2,401   $1,041,475 3
2014/04/25 23 $273,167 -35% 158 $1,729   $1,531,587 4
2014/05/02 26 $169,412 -38% 125 $1,355   $1,838,419 5
2014/05/09 33 $127,685 -25% 93 $1,373   $2,067,108 6
2014/05/16 39 $77,587 -39% 56 $1,385   $2,224,825 7
2014/05/23 44 $51,507 -34% 32 $1,610   $2,325,289 8
2014/05/30 46 $28,784 -44% 28 $1,028   $2,395,356 9
2014/06/06 57 $22,092 -23% 28 $789   $2,440,753 10
2014/06/13 66 $9,584 -57% 31 $309   $2,467,903 11
2014/06/20 70 $8,457 -12% 16 $529   $2,485,565 12
2014/06/27 65 $12,547 +48% 14 $896   $2,519,722 13
2014/07/04 56 $11,452 -9% 12 $954   $2,549,881 14
2014/07/11 57 $9,855 -14% 9 $1,095   $2,565,639 15
2014/07/18 64 $8,884 -10% 9 $987   $2,581,112 16
2014/07/25 66 $8,144 -8% 8 $1,018   $2,593,961 17
2014/08/01 72 $6,454 -21% 5 $1,291   $2,605,039 18
2014/08/08 86 $2,587 -60% 3 $862   $2,611,949 19

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/04/04 28 $190,997   4 $47,749   $190,997 1
2014/04/11 20 $427,871 +124% 54 $7,924   $618,868 2
2014/04/18 16 $639,552 +49% 176 $3,634   $1,258,420 3
2014/04/25 22 $410,587 -36% 158 $2,599   $1,669,007 4
2014/05/02 25 $270,416 -34% 125 $2,163   $1,939,423 5
2014/05/09 32 $207,815 -23% 93 $2,235   $2,147,238 6
2014/05/16 36 $126,544 -39% 56 $2,260   $2,273,782 7
2014/05/23 40 $92,790 -27% 32 $2,900   $2,366,572 8
2014/05/30 45 $52,117 -44% 10 $5,212   $2,418,689 9
2014/06/06 54 $39,658 -24% 12 $3,305   $2,458,347 10
2014/06/13 63 $18,789 -53% 16 $1,174   $2,477,136 11
2014/06/20 51 $30,067 +60% 16 $1,879   $2,507,203 12
2014/06/27 57 $31,254 +4% 14 $2,232   $2,538,457 13
2014/07/04 57 $17,327 -45% 12 $1,444   $2,555,784 14
2014/07/11 55 $16,444 -5% 2 $8,222   $2,572,228 15
2014/07/18 66 $13,589 -17% 0     $2,585,817 16
2014/07/25 68 $12,768 -6% 8 $1,596   $2,598,585 17
2014/08/01 70 $10,777 -16% 5 $2,155   $2,609,362 18
2014/08/08 77 $4,889 -55% 3 $1,630   $2,614,251 19

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Belgium 6/25/2014 $42,349 15 15 63 $136,207 12/17/2015
France 6/25/2014 $305,137 50 50 50 $305,137 12/15/2015
Hong Kong 7/10/2014 $22,454 7 7 15 $53,693 12/17/2015
Philippines 7/23/2014 $13,031 50 50 50 $13,031 12/17/2015
Taiwan 7/18/2014 $20,977 10 10 15 $47,840 12/17/2015
United Kingdom 3/14/2014 $0 0 1 1 $1,916,028 10/20/2015
Rest of World $2,143,746
International Total$4,615,682 12/17/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/20/20141717,012 17,012$235,106$235,1061

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/20/2014915,782 15,782$276,030$276,0301

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