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
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
May 26-Jun 139$15,006-5-$3,001$15,4471
Jun 2-837$8,090-46.1%4-1$2,022$23,5372
Jun 9-1526$30,356+275.2%25+21$1,214$53,8933
Jun 16-2222$29,638-2.4%22-3$1,347$83,5314
Jun 23-2921$15,603-47.4%14-8$1,114$99,1345
Jun 30-Jul 625$20,330+30.3%8-6$2,541$119,4656
Jul 7-1332$12,426-38.9%10+2$1,242$131,8917
Jul 14-2031$13,415+8%13+3$1,031$145,3068
Jul 21-2730$6,885-48.7%10-3$688$152,1919
Jul 28-Aug 343$3,305-52%4-6$826$155,49610
Aug 18-2445$3,124-5-$624$158,62013
Aug 25-3168$1,252-59.9%2-3$626$159,87214
Sep 1-749$5,482+337.9%3+1$1,827$165,35415
Sep 8-1440$6,488+18.4%2-1$3,244$171,84216
Sep 15-2150$1,909-70.6%3+1$636$173,75117
Sep 22-2853$2,741+43.6%2-1$1,370$176,49118
Sep 29-Oct 555$2,270-17.2%2-$1,135$178,76119