Close to Vermeer

Much has been written, but little is known about Johannes Vermeer, painter of iconic paintings and crowd pleasers such as The Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring. His small oeuvre is almost everything he left behind. Dicht bij Vermeer (Close to Vermeer) follows Gregor Weber, a globally renowned Vermeer expert and flamboyant curator at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In the year before he retires, he works on his big dream: the largest Vermeer exhibition ever. Together with Weber, a number of Vermeer enthusiasts and experts go in search of what truly makes a Vermeer a Vermeer. Through new discoveries and by dissecting the work layer by layer, this film brings us closer to the painter to understand the decisions he made and the steps in his oeuvre.


Domestic (22.2%)
Summary Details
DistributorKino Lorber
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5 theaters
Release DateMay 26, 2023
Running Time1 hr 19 min
In Release416 days/59 weeks
Widest Release25 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
May 26-2839$8,928-5-$1,785$8,9281
May 26-29
Memorial Day wknd
Jun 2-435$5,242-41.3%4-1$1,310$20,6892
Jun 9-1126$17,943+242.3%25+21$717$41,4803
Jun 16-1822$17,054-5%22-3$775$70,9474
Jun 23-2523$8,722-48.9%14-8$623$92,2535
Jun 30-Jul 225$11,473+31.5%8-6$1,434$110,6076
Jul 7-932$7,956-30.7%9+1$884$127,4207
Jul 14-1637$6,007-24.5%13+4$462$137,8988
Jul 21-2331$4,808-20%10-3$480$150,1149
Jul 28-3042$1,751-63.6%4-6$437$153,94210
Aug 18-2047$2,152-4-$538$157,64813
Aug 25-2764$811-62.3%2-2$405$159,43114
Sep 1-348$3,846+374.2%3+1$1,282$163,71815
Sep 1-4
Labor Day wknd
Sep 8-1038$6,444+67.6%2-1$3,222$171,79816
Sep 15-1753$1,017-84.2%3+1$339$172,85917
Sep 22-2452$2,360+132.1%2-1$1,180$176,11018
Sep 29-Oct 151$1,979-16.1%2-$989$178,47019