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.

Movie Data


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



Cast 16

  1. Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz
    Norma Lewis

  2. James Marsden

    James Marsden
    Arthur Lewis

  3. Frank Langella

    Frank Langella
    Arlington Steward

  4. Michael Zegen
  5. James Rebhorn

    James Rebhorn
    Norm Cahill

  6. Holmes Osborne

    Holmes Osborne
    Dick Burns

  7. Gillian Jacobs
  8. Celia Weston

    Celia Weston
    Lana Burns

  9. Lisa K. Wyatt

    Lisa K. Wyatt
    Rhonda Martin

  10. Michele Durrett

    Michele Durrett
    Rebecca Matheson

  11. Allyssa Brooke

    Allyssa Brooke
    Suzanne Weller

  12. Cheryl McMahon

    Cheryl McMahon
    Female 911 Operator

  13. Jenna Lamia

    Jenna Lamia
    Diane Carnes

  14. Jodie Brunelle

    Jodie Brunelle
    911 Operator

  15. Evelina Turen

    Evelina Turen
    Deborah Burns

  16. John Franchi

    John Franchi
    Lurker (uncredited)

Crew 13


  1. AH

    Alec Hammond
    Production Design

  2. PE

    Priscilla Elliott
    Art Direction


  1. SP

    Steven Poster
    Director of Photography


  1. Richard Kelly

    Richard Kelly


  1. SB

    Sam Bauer


  1. SC
  2. Venus Kanani

    Venus Kanani

  3. Mary Vernieu

    Mary Vernieu


  1. Win Butler

    Win Butler

  2. Régine Chassagne
  3. OP


  1. Richard Kelly

    Richard Kelly

  2. Richard Matheson

    Richard Matheson
    Original Story

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