Music Box Films is a distributor of foreign and independent film in theatrical, DVD and television markets in the United States. Based in Chicago, it is owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. Founded in 2007, the company's first releases were Tuya's Marriage, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, and Tell No One, the latter of which became a notable foreign-language film success in the United States, grossing over $6,000,000 and becoming the highest-grossing foreign film in the US in 2008.
Other Music Box releases have included the Academy Award-nominated film Monsieur Lazhar, SÃ©raphine, Mozart's Sister, North Face, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The Names of Love. Music Box Films' releases are known for their overwhelming critical acclaim and commercial crossover appeal.
Southport Music Box Corporation also owns and operates Music Box Theatre in Chicago, specializing in independent and foreign films.