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The Zero Theorem (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $257,706Details
International Box Office $765,347Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,023,053
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $123,677 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $276,104 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $399,781
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Qohen Leth is an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management aimed at discovering the meaning of life—or the lack thereof—once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley, Management’s wunderkind son Bob, his unpredictable colleague Joby, and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom, it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 19th, 2014 (Limited) by Amplify
International Releases: June 25th, 2014 (Wide) (France)
July 3rd, 2014 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
July 9th, 2014 (Wide) (Switzerland)
July 10th, 2014 (Wide) (Brazil)
July 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Italy)
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Video Release: January 20th, 2015 by Well Go USA Video
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2316, 4/2/2014)
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Keywords: Dystopia, Virtual Reality, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Asia & Europe, Zanuck Independent, Picture Perfect Corporation, Film Capital Europe Funds, Zephyr Films Limited
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

Christoph Waltz    Qohen Leth
David Thewlis    Joby
Melanie Thierry    Bainsley
Lucas Hedges    Bob
Matt Damon    Management
Tilda Swinton    Dr. Shrink-Rom
Ben Whishaw    Doctor #3
Peter Stormare    Doctor #2
Sanjeev Bhaskar    Doctor #1
Rupert Friend    Street Commercial

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Production and Technical Credits

Pat Rushin    Screenwriter
Nicolas Chartier    Producer
Dean Zanuck    Producer
Patrick Newall    Executive Producer
Zev Foreman    Co-Producer
Christoph Waltz    Co-Producer
Andreea Stanculeanu    Co-Producer
Chris Curling    Co-Producer
Phil Robertson    Co-Producer
Nicola Pecorini    Director of Photography
Mick Audsley    Editor
George Fenton    Composer
David Warren    Production Designer
Carlo Poggioli    Costume Designer
Irene Lamb    Casting Director

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 20th, 2015

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Per Theater Chart: Yellow Day Opens in the Black

September 24th, 2014

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Weekend Estimates: Maze Runner Boosts Box Office

September 21st, 2014

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The Maze Runner will be the first film to top $30 million at the box office in six weeks, bringing a welcome boost to the industry at the beginning of the Fall season. With $32.5 million projected for the weekend, and overall positive reviews, Fox could have a modest new franchise on its hands. Things look less rosy for the weekend’s other wide releases. A Walk Among the Tombstones will have a disappointing debut around $13 million—the worst result for a wide release starring Liam Neeson since K-19: The Widowmaker back in 2002, or, if one takes inflation into account, the 1998 version of Les Miserables. This is Where I Leave You lands with a projected $11.86 million, and reviews that aren’t good enough to give it much hope of redemption via word of mouth. More...

Between Zero and 20,000 Limited Releases

September 19th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/08/01 82 $3,138   2 $1,569   $3,138 1
2014/08/08 89 $1,938 -38% 3 $646   $6,122 2
2014/08/15 92 $915 -53% 2 $458   $9,637 3
2014/08/22 92 $354 -61% 1 $354   $11,904 4
2014/09/19 - $83,803   63 $1,330   $95,707 1
2014/09/26 46 $43,941 -48% 42 $1,046   $170,685 2
2014/10/03 58 $18,410 -58% 22 $837   $219,438 3
2014/10/10 74 $12,559 -32% 14 $897   $239,802 4
2014/10/17 82 $6,161 -51% 9 $685   $255,172 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 - $28,400   55 $516   $40,304 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/08/01 84 $4,184   2 $2,092   $4,184 1
2014/08/08 78 $4,538 +8% 3 $1,513   $8,722 2
2014/08/15 81 $1,998 -56% 2 $999   $11,550 3
2014/08/22 94 $650 -67% 1 $650   $12,200 4
2014/09/19 38 $114,840   63 $1,823   $126,744 1
2014/09/26 47 $74,284 -35% 42 $1,769   $201,028 2
2014/10/03 63 $26,125 -65% 22 $1,188   $227,243 3
2014/10/10 71 $21,768 -17% 14 $1,555   $249,011 4
2014/10/17 80 $8,595 -61% 9 $955   $257,706 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Brazil 7/10/2014 $27,081 15 15 26 $64,663 12/17/2015
France 6/25/2014 $210,867 82 82 82 $210,867 12/15/2015
Italy 7/8/2016 $27,220 0 0 0 $58,245 7/19/2016
Russia (CIS) 7/3/2014 $184,713 250 250 478 $393,591 12/17/2015
Switzerland 7/9/2014 $0 0 5 5 $37,981 12/17/2015
International Total$765,347 7/19/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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