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.

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  1. Richard Kelly

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz

    Norma Lewis

  2. James Marsden

    James Marsden

    Arthur Lewis

  3. Frank Langella

    Frank Langella

    Arlington Steward

  4. Michael Zegen

    Michael Zegen


  5. James Rebhorn

    James Rebhorn

    Norm Cahill

  6. Holmes Osborne

    Holmes Osborne

    Dick Burns

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $33,333,531.00

Homepage http://thebox-movie.warnerbros.com/

Release Information

  • November 6, 2009
    PG-13, Theatrical



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