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Unless (2016)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,120Details
International Box Office $1,524Details
Worldwide Box Office $20,644
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Reta Winters has many reasons to be happy—her three nearly grown daughters, her twenty-year relationship with her husband, her work translating the larger-than-life French intellectual and feminist Danielle Westerman, and her modest success with a novel of her own and the demand for a sequel. Suddenly, all the quiet satisfactions of her well-lived life disappear in a moment. Her eldest daughter, Norah, suddenly drops out of college, runs from the family and is found on a Toronto street corner, holding a hand-written cardboard sign reading GOODNESS. There she sits daily, pan-handling and refusing to speak, having relinquished her privileged life and her future, seemingly for nothing more than a word. Norah’s defection from a normal life is an inexplicable mystery arising from the totally unlikely context of a loving family: Tom, the doctor father; Reta, the writer, translator, housewife and mother; two younger sisters, Natalie and Christine; a treasured old dog, Pet; and their rambling old home on the outskirts of Orangetown, an hour's drive from Toronto.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,401-13,500) 13,491 $19,120
All Time International Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,017 $1,524
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,201-18,300) 18,276 $20,644
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,901-6,000) 5,942 $19,120

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2016 (Limited) by Mongrel Media
International Releases: March 16th, 2018 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Homeless, Family Affair, Runaway, Toronto
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Sienna Films, Subotica Ltd
Production Countries: Canada,

Leading Cast

   Reta Winters
   Norah Winters
   Natalie Winters
   Tessa Sands

Supporting Cast

Matt Craven    Tom Winters
Chloe Rose    Christine Winters
Martha Henry    Lois Winters
Benjamin Ayres    Arthur Springer
Brendan Coyle    Caspar Brown
Hanna Schygulla    Danielle Westerman

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Production and Technical Credits

Alan Gilsenan    Screenwriter
Carol Shields    Based on the novel by
Jennifer Kawaja    Producer
Julia Sereny    Producer
Tristan Orpen-Lynch    Producer
Aoife O'Sullivan    Producer
Hussain Amarshi    Executive Producer
Jason Garrett    Executive Producer
David Rogers    Executive Producer
Celiana Cardenas    Director of Photography
Tim Bider    Production Designer
Emer Reynolds    Editor
Jonathan Goldsmith    Composer
Lea Carlson    Costume Designer

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/14 93 $2,175   2 $1,088   $2,175 1
2016/10/21 121 $240 -89% 1 $240   $2,415 2
2016/10/28 77 $4,143 +1,626% 4 $1,036   $13,388 3
2016/11/04 73 $2,972 -28% 1 $2,972   $18,046 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/21 123 $376   1 $376   $9,245 2
2016/10/28 81 $5,530 +1,371% 4 $1,383   $15,074 3
2016/11/04 78 $4,046 -27% 1 $4,046   $19,120 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 3/16/2018 $1,524 3 3 3 $1,524 3/21/2018
International Total$1,524 3/21/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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