Why is The Box rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Box is rated PG-13 for for thematic elements, some violence and disturbing images.
Characters are shot and kidnapped in this film. Children are shown locked in bathrooms. A dead woman is found lying in her blood. Numerous characters experience nosebleeds. Officers descend on crime scenes with their guns drawn. A man has a gun held to his head. Two characters are involved in a violent car accident. A teen mocks adult characters. Adults drink at social events and home as well as smoke. Characters are shown suffering from mental and emotional anguish. Profanities and terms of Deity are used.