About Music Box Films

The Beginning of Music Box Films

Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of foreign language, American independent, and documentary films in the US in theatres, on DVD/Blu-ray and via Video-on-Demand.

Past releases include the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's trilogy of international mega selling novels; the first in the series, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, with over $10 million in US box office, was one of the most popular international releases of the decade.  2012 heralded diverse new titles such as Terence Davies’ period romance THE DEEP BLUE SEA, starring Rachel Weisz, and Philippe Falardeau’s Academy Award-nominated MONSIEUR LAZHAR, one of the top grossing foreign language films of the year.  

Recent Films

Recent releases include Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA, the 2015 Academy Award®-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, the acclaimed French TV series “Maison Close,” and the Golden Globe-nominated Israeli film GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM.

Upcoming releases include Anne Fontaine’s romantic comedy GEMMA BOVERY, starring Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini, and based on the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds (“Tamara Drewe”)

Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.