The Box (2009 film)

The Box is a 2009 American science fiction psychological thriller film[4][5] based on the 1970 short story "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson, which was previously adapted into an episode of the 1980s iteration of The Twilight Zone. The film was written and directed by Richard Kelly and stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as a couple who receive a box from a mysterious man (played by Frank Langella) who offers them one million dollars if they press the button sealed within the dome on top of the box, but tells them that, once the button has been pushed, someone they do not know will die.[6]

The Box
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Kelly
Screenplay byRichard Kelly
Based onButton, Button
by Richard Matheson
Produced byRichard Kelly
Dan Lin
Sean McKittrick
CinematographySteven Poster
Edited bySam Bauer
Music byWin Butler
Régine Chassagne
Owen Pallett
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures (North America)
The Weinstein Company (International)[1]
Release date
  • November 6, 2009 (2009-11-06) (United States)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$30 million[2][3]
Box office$33.3 million[3]

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