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Algorithms (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,021Details
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In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Grandmasters. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. ALGORITHMS is a documentary that transports us into the little known world of Blind Chess. Filmed over three years at competitive tournaments across India, ALGORITHMS follows three boys and an adult champion who not only aspires to bring global recognition to India's blind chess players, but also wants to encourage all blind children to play chess. Moving through the algorithms of the blind chess world, the film is a tactile and mindful journey that challenges the notion of what it means to "see."


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 14,832 $2,021
All Time Worldwide Box Office 18,300 $2,021
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 7,074 $2,021

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2014 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Chess, Intellectual Pursuits, Blindness, India
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: AkamPuram
Production Countries: India,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,158 $933 Oct 24, 2014 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,266 $933 Oct 24, 2014 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,523 $933 Oct 24, 2014 10
Theater Average Limited Release 38,267 $933 Oct 24, 2014 10
Top 2014 Theater Average Limited Release 1,570 $933 Oct 24, 2014 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 12,224 $317 Oct 17, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,204 $317 Oct 17, 2014 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,110 $317 Oct 17, 2014 3
Never Wide Domestic 8,583 $2,021 Oct 17, 2014 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 11,858 $2,021 Oct 17, 2014 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 7,083 0 Oct 17, 2014 0


Charudatta Jadhav    Himself
Darpan Inani    Himself
SaiKrishna S.T.    Himself
Anant Kumar Nayak    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Geetha J.
Editor    Ajithkumar B.
Editor    Ian McDonald
Composer    Prasanna
Cinematographer    Ian McDonald
Associate Producer    Gary Armstrong
Associate Producer    Kamala & Jayaraman
Production Manager    Radha J

Per Theater Chart: Bird is the Word, and that Word is Awards Season

October 21st, 2014

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Birdman debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an amazing average of $106,099. This is the best per theater average since The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with just over $200,000 for its per theater average. It wasn't the only film in the $10,000 club, as Dear White People opened with an average of $31,633 in eleven theaters. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was surprisingly strong during its opening weekend earning an average of $18,305 in three theaters. God the Father earned $15,037 in one theater. The final film in the $10,000 club was Listen Up Philip, which earned an average of $11,642 in two theaters. Diplomacy might have made it in the $10,000 club if it opened on Friday. However, it opened on Wednesday earning $8,518 in one theater over the weekend for a total opening of $12,750. More...

Limited Releases: Bird is the Word

October 17th, 2014

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It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. This includes a couple that are also earning really loud buzz. Of these, Birdman is probably going to win the weekend race on the Per Theater Chart, while Dear White People should also be a hit. Diplomacy, Housebound, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and others also deserve to find audiences, but not all will do so for various reasons (wrong genre, opening in Video on Demand, etc.). More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 103 $317   1 $317   $317 3
2014/10/24 101 $933 +194% 1 $933   $1,360 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 110 $427   1 $427   $427 7
2014/10/24 101 $1,594 +273% 1 $1,594   $2,021 14

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