The Reader (2008)

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.

All Releases

Domestic (31.4%)
$34,194,407
International (68.6%)
$74,707,560
Worldwide
$108,901,967
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorThe Weinstein Company
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Domestic Opening$168,051
Budget$32,000,000
Earliest Release DateDecember 10, 2008 (Domestic)
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresDrama Romance

Domestic

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
DomesticDec 10, 2008$168,051$34,194,407

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
AustriaFeb 27, 2009$163,975$1,294,334
BelgiumMar 4, 2009$173,047$912,785
BulgariaApr 24, 2009$10,282$33,898
CroatiaApr 9, 2009$6,233$57,549
Czech RepublicApr 23, 2009$37,257$214,604
DenmarkApr 8, 2009
FinlandMar 27, 2009$33,078$314,509
France$1,551,054$5,494,936
GermanyFeb 26, 2009$3,404,848$20,544,884
GreeceJan 8, 2009$214,958$1,633,587
HungaryApr 23, 2009$16,569$111,196
IcelandFeb 6, 2009$4,797$53,422
IsraelFeb 12, 2009$526,510
ItalyFeb 20, 2009$689,170$3,645,596
LebanonMar 12, 2009$19,165$86,560
NetherlandsApr 2, 2009$205,850$2,000,700
NorwayMar 6, 2009$56,651$419,342
PolandMar 13, 2009$191,844$777,478
PortugalFeb 12, 2009$52,789$587,908
RomaniaMar 20, 2009$48,389
Serbia and MontenegroApr 2, 2009$3,529$28,436
SloveniaMar 12, 2009$9,966$79,637
South AfricaMar 27, 2009$29,104$339,802
SpainFeb 13, 2009$1,057,541$6,648,318
SwedenApr 24, 2009$73,291$663,680
SwitzerlandFeb 20, 2009$4,637$1,495,763
Switzerland (German)Mar 5, 2009$775,167
Switzerland (Italian)Feb 20, 2009$24,894
TurkeyApr 10, 2009$78,136$345,438
United Arab EmiratesJul 2, 2009$23,942$32,833
United KingdomJan 2, 2009$975,526$8,469,233

Latin America

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
ArgentinaMay 7, 2009$138,631$570,036
BoliviaDec 3, 2009$2,377$7,123
BrazilFeb 6, 2009$271,172$1,824,947
Central AmericaJun 19, 2009$9,199$35,148
ChileDec 3, 2009$24,543$87,013
ColombiaSep 11, 2009$21,735$154,956
EcuadorMay 7, 2010$3,013$3,013
MexicoApr 3, 2009$178,438$1,108,524
PeruAug 27, 2009$26,579$58,707
UruguayJun 24, 2009$11,343$93,723

Asia Pacific

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
AustraliaFeb 19, 2009$348,907$3,436,114
Hong KongMar 19, 2009$152,925$406,769
IndiaMar 6, 2009$67,355
JapanJun 19, 2009$855,514$5,317,138
MalaysiaMar 5, 2009$15,859$28,207
New ZealandApr 9, 2009$100,752$866,562
PhilippinesFeb 25, 2009$12,677$22,954
SingaporeJan 22, 2009$20,681$173,842
South KoreaMar 26, 2009$637,016$2,321,258
TaiwanMar 27, 2009$137,564$377,530
ThailandFeb 12, 2009$12,316$85,772