Brideshead Revisited movie synopsis: The movie, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh, is set in the years before World War Two, when Oxford student Charles Ryder gets entangled with the Marchmains, a seductive but troubled family of Anglo-Catholic aristocrats. Whishaw plays the alcoholic Sebastian, and Atwell his enigmatic sister Julia, between whom Charles (Goode) is caught in a forbidden love triangle. Gambon will play the dissolute patriarch Lord Marchmain, and Thompson his devout and controlling wife.
Box Office: The film opened on thirty-three screens in the US on July 25, 2008 and grossed $332,000 on its opening weekend, ranking twenty-first at the box office. It eventually earned $6,432,256 in the US and $6,772,035 in foreign markets for a total worldwide box office of $13,204,291.