The Big Short (movie)

2015 film directed by Adam McKay

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama movie. It was directed by Adam McKay. It was written by McKay and Charles Randolph. It is based on the 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis that shows how the financial crisis of 2007–2008 was started by the United States housing bubble.[4] The movie stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock, and Marisa Tomei.

The Big Short
Directed byAdam McKay
Screenplay by
Based onThe Big Short
by Michael Lewis
Produced by
Narrated byRyan Gosling
CinematographyBarry Ackroyd
Edited byHank Corwin
Music byNicholas Britell
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
  • November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12) (AFI Fest)
  • December 11, 2015 (2015-12-11) (United States)
Running time
130 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$50 million[2]
Box office$133.4 million[3]

The movie had a limited release in the United States on December 11, 2015. It had a wide release on December 23 by Paramount Pictures.[5][6]



On September 22, 2015, Paramount set the movie for a limited release on December 11, 2015 and a wide release on December 23, 2015.[7][8]


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  2. FilmL.A. (June 15, 2016). "2015 Feature Film Study". Archived from the original on July 4, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  3. "The Big Short (2015) - Box Office Mojo". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  4. "Paramount Taps 'Anchorman' Helmer Adam McKay To Adapt And Direct Michael Lewis' 'The Big Short' About Economic Meltdown". Deadline Hollywood. March 24, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  5. "Paramount pushes 'The Big Short' into awards season". Associated Press. September 25, 2015.
  6. "The Big Short | Trailer & Movie Site | December 2015". The Big Short. Archived from the original on 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
  7. "Paramount pushes 'The Big Short' into awards season". CNS News. Archived from the original on January 26, 2016.
  8. "The Big Short Website". Paramount Pictures. Archived from the original on 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2019-09-27.

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