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The Box (2009)

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A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

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Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world, someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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6 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Kutija  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,571,417 (USA) (6 November 2009)

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$15,045,676 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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The uniforms and badges, with the exception of the police patch, are accurate for the Richmond, Virginia Bureau of Police in the 1970s. Also, the outside view of the police headquarters is an accurate depiction of the old HQ located at Tenth and Marshall Street in Richmond, VA. See more »

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Multiple times a map is show with a portion labeled CENTCOM. US Central Command was not established until 1983, while the film takes place in 1976. See more »

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Arlington Steward: I hope you aren't playing detective. I have quite a few employees.
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Version of Black Button (2007) See more »

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Light in Your Eyes
Written by Stephan Sechi (as Stephan M. Sechi)
Performed by Stephan Sechi
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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would you push the button?
3 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

in this film James Marsden and Cameron Diaz play a couple barely making ends meet who receive a box on their doorstep.they then receive a visit from a mysterious stranger(Frank Langella)who tells them if if they push the button the on the box,two things will happen.first, someone they don't know will die.second they will receive a million dollars in cash.of course,there is much more going on that that.this is certainly an interesting and original premise as far as i know.it's based on a short story by Richard Matheson,called,Button,Button.the movie certainly is thought provoking,and makes you think.i thought it was very well done.for me,The Box is an 8/10


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