The Reader

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Grosses

Domestic (31.4%)
$34,194,407
Summary Details
DistributorThe Weinstein Company
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Opening$168,051
8 theaters
Budget$32,000,000
Release Date (Wide)Dec 10, 2008 (Jan 30, 2009) - May 13, 2009
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresDrama Romance
In Release387 days/55 weeks
Widest Release1,203 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Dec 10, 2008Wednesday26$6,434--1$6,434$6,4341
Dec 11, 2008Thursday29$5,485-14.7%-1$5,485$11,9192
Dec 12, 2008Friday24$47,018+757.2%-8$5,877$58,9373
Dec 13, 2008Saturday24$70,193+49.3%-8$8,774$129,1304
Dec 14, 2008Sunday23$50,840-27.6%-8$6,355$179,9705
Dec 15, 2008Monday24$19,940-60.8%-8$2,492$199,9106
Dec 16, 2008Tuesday24$18,526-7.1%-8$2,315$218,4367
Dec 17, 2008Wednesday25$18,942+2.2%+194.4%8$2,367$237,3788
Dec 18, 2008Thursday25$19,072+0.7%+247.7%8$2,384$256,4509
Dec 19, 2008Friday27$23,609+23.8%-49.8%8$2,951$280,05910
Dec 20, 2008Saturday27$40,417+71.2%-42.4%8$5,052$320,47611
Dec 21, 2008Sunday27$28,764-28.8%-43.4%8$3,595$349,24012
Dec 22, 2008Monday26$16,888-41.3%-15.3%8$2,111$366,12813
Dec 23, 2008Tuesday27$15,554-7.9%-16%8$1,944$381,68214
Dec 24, 2008Wednesday26$23,407+50.5%+23.6%8$2,925$405,08915
Dec 25, 2008
Christmas Day
Thursday21$174,588+645.9%+815.4%116$1,505$579,67716
Dec 26, 2008Friday22$201,716+15.5%+754.4%116$1,738$781,39317
Dec 27, 2008Saturday22$261,412+29.6%+546.8%116$2,253$1,042,80518
Dec 28, 2008Sunday22$200,895-23.2%+598.4%116$1,731$1,243,69019
Dec 29, 2008Monday21$139,465-30.6%+725.8%116$1,202$1,383,15520
Dec 30, 2008Tuesday21$141,637+1.6%+810.6%116$1,221$1,524,79221
Dec 31, 2008
New Year's Eve
Wednesday21$149,935+5.9%+540.6%116$1,292$1,674,72722
Jan 1, 2009
New Year's Day
Thursday21$280,379+87%+60.6%116$2,417$1,955,10623
Jan 2, 2009Friday17$530,958+89.4%+163.2%398$1,334$2,486,06424
Jan 3, 2009Saturday17$653,152+23%+149.9%398$1,641$3,139,21625
Jan 4, 2009Sunday17$414,362-36.6%+106.3%398$1,041$3,553,57826
Jan 5, 2009Monday17$139,699-66.3%+0.2%398$351$3,693,27727
Jan 6, 2009Tuesday16$157,210+12.5%+11%398$395$3,850,48728
Jan 7, 2009Wednesday16$155,430-1.1%+3.7%398$390$4,005,91729
Jan 8, 2009Thursday15$157,794+1.5%-43.7%398$396$4,163,71130
Jan 9, 2009Friday17$382,611+142.5%-27.9%507$754$4,546,32231
Jan 10, 2009Saturday18$594,251+55.3%-9%507$1,172$5,140,57332
Jan 11, 2009Sunday18$369,880-37.8%-10.7%507$729$5,510,45333
Jan 12, 2009Monday15$173,276-53.2%+24%507$341$5,683,72934
Jan 13, 2009Tuesday15$207,932+20%+32.3%507$410$5,891,66135
Jan 14, 2009Wednesday14$202,020-2.8%+30%507$398$6,093,68136
Jan 15, 2009Thursday13$196,317-2.8%+24.4%507$387$6,289,99837
Jan 16, 2009Friday21$335,402+70.8%-12.3%417$804$6,625,40038
Jan 17, 2009Saturday20$568,508+69.5%-4.3%417$1,363$7,193,90839
Jan 18, 2009Sunday20$381,126-33%+3%417$913$7,575,03440
Jan 19, 2009
MLK Day
Monday22$233,135-38.8%+34.5%417$559$7,808,16941
Jan 20, 2009Tuesday19$100,162-57%-51.8%417$240$7,908,33142
Jan 21, 2009Wednesday17$153,550+53.3%-24%417$368$8,061,88143
Jan 22, 2009Thursday14$195,830+27.5%-0.2%417$469$8,257,71144
Jan 23, 2009Friday20$357,524+82.6%+6.6%367$974$8,615,23545
Jan 24, 2009Saturday20$617,994+72.9%+8.7%367$1,683$9,233,22946
Jan 25, 2009Sunday19$427,892-30.8%+12.3%367$1,165$9,661,12147
Jan 26, 2009Monday18$133,424-68.8%-42.8%367$363$9,794,54548
Jan 27, 2009Tuesday18$160,028+19.9%+59.8%367$436$9,954,57349
Jan 28, 2009Wednesday18$148,649-7.1%-3.2%367$405$10,103,22250
Jan 29, 2009Thursday18$172,260+15.9%-12%367$469$10,275,48251
Jan 30, 2009Friday16$691,158+301.2%+93.3%1,002$689$10,966,64052
Jan 31, 2009Saturday16$1,147,483+66%+85.7%1,002$1,145$12,114,12353
Feb 1, 2009Sunday13$541,735-52.8%+26.6%1,002$540$12,655,85854
Feb 2, 2009Monday11$239,638-55.8%+79.6%1,002$239$12,895,49655
Feb 3, 2009Tuesday11$278,614+16.3%+74.1%1,002$278$13,174,11056
Feb 4, 2009Wednesday11$287,287+3.1%+93.3%1,002$286$13,461,39757
Feb 5, 2009Thursday11$296,184+3.1%+71.9%1,002$295$13,757,58158
Feb 6, 2009Friday14$603,322+103.7%-12.7%862$699$14,360,90359
Feb 7, 2009Saturday14$1,019,614+69%-11.1%862$1,182$15,380,51760
Feb 8, 2009Sunday13$652,553-36%+20.5%862$757$16,033,07061
Feb 9, 2009Monday13$207,071-68.3%-13.6%862$240$16,240,14162
Feb 10, 2009Tuesday12$240,812+16.3%-13.6%862$279$16,480,95363
Feb 11, 2009Wednesday12$235,267-2.3%-18.1%862$272$16,716,22064
Feb 12, 2009Thursday12$231,894-1.4%-21.7%862$269$16,948,11465
Feb 13, 2009Friday15$475,407+105%-21.2%742$640$17,423,52166
Feb 14, 2009Saturday15$954,737+100.8%-6.4%742$1,286$18,378,25867
Feb 15, 2009Sunday14$778,936-18.4%+19.4%742$1,049$19,157,19468
Feb 16, 2009
Presidents' Day
Monday14$461,757-40.7%+123%742$622$19,618,95169
Feb 17, 2009Tuesday13$247,113-46.5%+2.6%742$333$19,866,06470
Feb 18, 2009Wednesday13$240,405-2.7%+2.2%742$323$20,106,46971
Feb 19, 2009Thursday13$262,357+9.1%+13.1%742$353$20,368,82672
Feb 20, 2009Friday14$708,413+170%+49%962$736$21,077,23973
Feb 21, 2009Saturday14$1,314,318+85.5%+37.7%962$1,366$22,391,55774
Feb 22, 2009Sunday15$620,039-52.8%-20.4%962$644$23,011,59675
Feb 23, 2009Monday11$275,295-55.6%-40.4%962$286$23,286,89176
Feb 24, 2009Tuesday10$301,486+9.5%+22%962$313$23,588,37777
Feb 25, 2009Wednesday11$247,555-17.9%+3%962$257$23,835,93278
Feb 26, 2009Thursday11$253,603+2.4%-3.3%962$263$24,089,53579
Feb 27, 2009Friday13$768,536+203%+8.5%1,203$638$24,858,07180
Feb 28, 2009Saturday13$1,318,914+71.6%+0.3%1,203$1,096$26,176,98581
Mar 1, 2009Sunday12$772,979-41.4%+24.7%1,203$642$26,949,96482
Mar 2, 2009Monday13$228,890-70.4%-16.9%1,203$190$27,178,85483
Mar 3, 2009Tuesday12$273,841+19.6%-9.2%1,203$227$27,452,69584
Mar 4, 2009Wednesday11$248,271-9.3%+0.3%1,203$206$27,700,96685
Mar 5, 2009Thursday12$234,065-5.7%-7.7%1,203$194$27,935,03186
Mar 6, 2009Friday12$529,725+126.3%-31.1%1,175$450$28,464,75687
Mar 7, 2009Saturday12$889,295+67.9%-32.6%1,175$756$29,354,05188
Mar 8, 2009Sunday10$506,898-43%-34.4%1,175$431$29,860,94989
Mar 9, 2009Monday10$151,457-70.1%-33.8%1,175$128$30,012,40690
Mar 10, 2009Tuesday9$205,857+35.9%-24.8%1,175$175$30,218,26391
Mar 11, 2009Wednesday9$182,806-11.2%-26.4%1,175$155$30,401,06992
Mar 12, 2009Thursday10$176,510-3.4%-24.6%1,175$150$30,577,57993
Mar 13, 2009Friday14$350,915+98.8%-33.8%1,002$350$30,928,49494
Mar 14, 2009Saturday14$610,731+74%-31.3%1,002$609$31,539,22595
Mar 15, 2009Sunday13$348,023-43%-31.3%1,002$347$31,887,24896
Mar 16, 2009Monday14$114,448-67.1%-24.4%1,002$114$32,001,69697
Mar 17, 2009Tuesday13$118,524+3.6%-42.4%1,002$118$32,120,22098
Mar 18, 2009Wednesday15$120,035+1.3%-34.3%1,002$119$32,240,25599
Mar 19, 2009Thursday15$124,319+3.6%-29.6%1,002$124$32,364,574100
Mar 20, 2009Friday18$149,411+20.2%-57.4%704$212$32,513,985101
Mar 21, 2009Saturday18$244,666+63.8%-59.9%704$347$32,758,651102
Mar 22, 2009Sunday17$141,906-42%-59.2%704$201$32,900,557103
Mar 23, 2009Monday16$60,404-57.4%-47.2%704$85$32,960,961104
Mar 24, 2009Tuesday14$79,129+31%-33.2%704$112$33,040,090105
Mar 25, 2009Wednesday16$68,051-14%-43.3%704$96$33,108,141106
Mar 26, 2009Thursday17$67,711-0.5%-45.5%704$96$33,175,852107
Mar 27, 2009Friday18$82,481+21.8%-44.8%324$254$33,258,333108
Mar 28, 2009Saturday18$141,194+71.2%-42.3%324$435$33,399,527109
Mar 29, 2009Sunday18$84,820-39.9%-40.2%324$261$33,484,347110
Mar 30, 2009Monday19$27,990-67%-53.7%324$86$33,512,337111
Mar 31, 2009Tuesday19$35,547+27%-55.1%324$109$33,547,884112
Apr 1, 2009Wednesday19$33,414-6%-50.9%324$103$33,581,298113
Apr 2, 2009Thursday19$34,082+2%-49.7%324$105$33,615,380114
Apr 3, 2009Friday21$54,722+60.6%-33.7%232$235$33,670,102115
Apr 4, 2009Saturday20$89,197+63%-36.8%232$384$33,759,299116
Apr 5, 2009Sunday21$48,166-46%-43.2%232$207$33,807,465117
Apr 6, 2009Monday19$19,748-59%-29.4%232$85$33,827,213118
Apr 7, 2009Tuesday19$25,080+27%-29.4%232$108$33,852,293119
Apr 8, 2009Wednesday20$24,077-4%-27.9%232$103$33,876,370120
Apr 9, 2009Thursday20$25,040+4%-26.5%232$107$33,901,410121
Apr 10, 2009Friday27$33,429+33.5%-38.9%132$253$33,934,839122
Apr 11, 2009Saturday26$47,469+42%-46.8%132$359$33,982,308123
Apr 12, 2009
Easter Sunday
Sunday27$24,209-49%-49.7%132$183$34,006,517124
Apr 13, 2009Monday26$11,628-52%-41.1%132$88$34,018,145125
Apr 14, 2009Tuesday25$12,654+8.8%-49.5%132$95$34,030,799126
Apr 15, 2009Wednesday25$13,864+9.6%-42.4%132$105$34,044,663127
Apr 16, 2009Thursday26$11,526-16.9%-54%132$87$34,056,189128
Apr 17, 2009Friday31$14,526+26%-56.5%105$138$34,070,715129
Apr 18, 2009Saturday31$26,028+79.2%-45.2%105$247$34,096,743130
Apr 19, 2009Sunday31$14,675-43.6%-39.4%105$139$34,111,418131
Apr 20, 2009Monday26$6,536-55.5%-43.8%105$62$34,117,954132
Apr 21, 2009Tuesday28$6,755+3.4%-46.6%105$64$34,124,709133
Apr 22, 2009Wednesday28$6,156-8.9%-55.6%105$58$34,130,865134
Apr 23, 2009Thursday28$5,964-3.1%-48.3%105$56$34,136,829135
Apr 24, 2009Friday36$5,875-1.5%-59.6%55$106$34,142,704136
Apr 25, 2009Saturday36$9,729+65.6%-62.6%55$176$34,152,433137
Apr 26, 2009Sunday36$5,218-46.4%-64.4%55$94$34,157,651138
Apr 27, 2009Monday33$2,542-51.3%-61.1%55$46$34,160,193139
Apr 28, 2009Tuesday34$2,646+4.1%-60.8%55$48$34,162,839140
Apr 29, 2009Wednesday34$2,394-9.5%-61.1%55$43$34,165,233141
Apr 30, 2009Thursday35$2,175-9.1%-63.5%55$39$34,167,408142
May 1, 2009Friday40$3,766+73.1%-35.9%35$107$34,171,174143
May 2, 2009Saturday38$5,958+58.2%-38.8%35$170$34,177,132144
May 3, 2009Sunday39$3,822-35.9%-26.8%35$109$34,180,954145
May 4, 2009Monday37$1,534-59.9%-39.7%35$43$34,182,488146
May 5, 2009Tuesday37$1,925+25.5%-27.2%35$55$34,184,413147
May 6, 2009Wednesday37$1,782-7.4%-25.6%35$50$34,186,195148
May 7, 2009Thursday38$2,091+17.3%-3.9%35$59$34,188,286149
May 8, 2009Friday41$1,153-44.9%-69.4%16$72$34,189,439150
May 9, 2009Saturday40$2,160+87.3%-63.7%16$135$34,191,599151
May 10, 2009Sunday42$1,053-51.2%-72.4%16$65$34,192,652152
May 11, 2009Monday40$468-55.6%-69.5%16$29$34,193,120153
May 12, 2009Tuesday40$585+25%-69.6%16$36$34,193,705154
May 13, 2009Wednesday40$702+20%-60.6%16$43$34,194,407155