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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2014)

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,322Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

After 81 days of solitary detention world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move, and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Journalists, the art world and his family all want a piece of him and on top of that he is hit with a gigantic lawsuit from the Chinese government, which he soon names “The Fake Case.” Ai Weiwei is shaken, but during the year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights. Ai Weiwei strongly believes that China is ready for change. And he will do everything to make it happen.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Fresh
Audience
66% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 16th, 2014 (Limited) by International Film Circuit
Video Release: January 6th, 2014 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
Franchise: Ai Weiwei
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Keywords: Biography, Political, Artists, House Arrest, Government Corruption, Political Prisoner, Solitary Confinement
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rosforth Productions, Danish Documentary Production, BBC Films, Danish Film Institute, Danish Actors Association, SVT
Production Countries: Denmark

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,996 $228 Jul 18, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,328 $550 Jul 11, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,232 $2,786 Jul 4, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,788 $2,727 Jun 27, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,488 $1,826 Jun 20, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,066 $1,677 Jun 13, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,342 $3,555 Jun 6, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,800 $1,015 May 30, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,944 $4,704 May 23, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,368 $5,066 May 16, 2014 3

Cast

Ai Weiwei    Himself
Ai Lao    Himself
Wang Fen    Herself
Gao Ying    Herself
Jerome A. Cohen    Himself
Larry Warsh    Himself
He Yunchang    Himself
Li Zhanyang    Himself
Angus Walker    Himself
Silke Ballweg    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Katrine A. Sahlstrom
Executive Producer    Andreas Johnsen
Executive Producer    Sigrid Dyekjaer
Editor    Adam Nielsen
Cinematographer    Andreas Johnsen
Sound Designer    Rasmus Winther Jensen

Per Theater Chart: Godzilla Chows Down on the Competition

May 20th, 2014

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Godzilla led the way on both the overall box office chart and the per theater box office chart, earning an average of $23,580 in nearly 4,000 theaters. The second best film on the per theater chart was The Immigrant with an average of $14,688 in three theaters. Chinese Puzzle was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,772 in two theaters. More...

Limited Releases: New Arrivals

May 16th, 2014

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There are a number of films on this week's list that could find audience in theaters, including Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, Chinese Puzzle, The Discoverers, Horses of God, etc. However, if I were to pick just one, it would be The Immigrant. It has amazing reviews and strong buzz. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/16 64 $5,066   1 $5,066   $5,066 3
2014/05/23 66 $4,704 -7% 5 $941   $16,959 10
2014/05/30 82 $1,015 -78% 4 $254   $21,290 17
2014/06/06 81 $3,555 +250% 8 $444   $26,140 24
2014/06/13 92 $1,677 -53% 5 $335   $30,590 31
2014/06/20 90 $1,826 +9% 5 $365   $33,074 38
2014/06/27 89 $2,727 +49% 7 $390   $37,755 45
2014/07/04 81 $2,786 +2% 7 $398   $41,524 52
2014/07/11 96 $550 -80% 2 $275   $57,094 59
2014/07/18 101 $228 -59% 3 $76   $57,322 66

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/16 54 $12,255   1 $12,255   $12,255 7
2014/05/23 62 $8,020 -35% 5 $1,604   $20,275 14
2014/05/30 80 $2,310 -71% 4 $578   $22,585 21
2014/06/06 78 $6,328 +174% 8 $791   $28,913 28
2014/06/13 93 $2,335 -63% 5 $467   $31,248 35
2014/06/20 85 $3,780 +62% 5 $756   $35,028 42
2014/06/27 94 $3,710 -2% 7 $530   $38,738 49
2014/07/04 56 $17,806 +380% 7 $2,544   $56,544 56

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