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America: Imagine a World Without Her (2014)

America: Imagine a World Without Her poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,444,502Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,052,678 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $749,283 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,801,961
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Someone once observed, “America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.” Today that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history—from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their “fair share.” Our founding fathers warned us that, although the freedoms they gave us were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way we understand our past will determine our future. America the movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting our past.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
8% - Rotten
Audience
84% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 27th, 2014 (Limited) by Lionsgate
July 2nd, 2014 (Expands Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: October 28th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent images.
(Rating bulletin 2326, 6/10/2014)
Running Time: 103 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Inglourious Basterds
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Keywords: Political, Agitprop, Reenactments, Directing Yourself, Slavery, Alternate History, Civil War, Screenplay Written By the Star, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: AmericaFilm, LLC
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,747 $7,915 Aug 29, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,513 $22,540 Aug 22, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,046 $19,177 Aug 15, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,541 $66,792 Aug 8, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,500 $354,731 Aug 1, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,311 $903,937 Jul 25, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,324 $1,677,356 Jul 18, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,585 $2,393,811 Jul 11, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,112 $2,743,753 Jul 4, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,126 $38,608 Jun 27, 2014 3

Cast

John Koopman    George Washington
Don Taylor    Abraham Lincoln
Josh Bonzie    Frederick Douglass
Janitta Swain    Madame C.J. Walker
Rodney Luis Aquino    Hernan Cortes
Michael D. Arite    Major Henry Rathbone
Chad Baker    Gustave de Beaumont
Andrew Baker    Lucayan Indian
Katy Baker    Audience Member at Lincoln-Douglas debate
Joey Arguello    East Indian

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    John Sullivan
Screenwriter    Dinesh D'Souza
Screenwriter    Bruce Schooley
Producer    Gerald Molen
Producer    John Sullivan
Executive Producer    Gerald Molen
Editor    Nathan Frankowski
Editor    Michael Kontaxis
Associate Producer    Gray Frederickson
Associate Producer    Aaron Brubaker
Associate Producer    Sonia Pourmand
Line Producer    Michael B. Curylo
Executive Producer    Dinesh D'Souza
Executive Producer    John Sullivan
Executive Producer    Bruce Schooley
Composer    Bryan Miller
Story Creator    Dinesh D'Souza
Associate Editor    Lauren Byrd
Associate Editor    Michael May
Assistant Editor    Jeffrey Wilkins
Associate Editor    James Franck

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 28th, 2014

October 27th, 2014

It's a terrible week on the home market with no major releases. The biggest theatrical release is Begin Again, which earned excellent reviews, but opened in limited release and never expanded truly wide. The best new release on the list is the limited edition Breaking Bad: The Complete Series 2014 Barrel, but it costs more than $200, so it is out of the price range of most people. Besides those two releases, there's more filler than releases worth talking about. Begin Again wins Pick of the Week, practically by default, as it is the only release I can enthusiastically recommend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Break of Dawn

July 14th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

As expected, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes earned first place and it finished on the high end of reasonable expectations. Unfortunately, it crushed the competition earning more than four times more than the second place film, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It made almost as much as the rest of the box office combined made, so the overall box office was still soft for this time of year at just $149 million. Granted, this is 13% higher than last weekend, but more troublesome, it was 23% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is now more than $200 million lower than 2013's pace at $5.57 billion to $5.78 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Apes Dawns with $73 Million

July 13th, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

In the midst of a disappointing Summer for Hollywood, the arrival of an unabashed success is welcome news indeed, and that’s what we have this weekend, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes delivering an excellent $73 million opening weekend, well ahead of early industry expectations. The success of the film is most likely down to two factors: first, its reviews have been excellent, and, second, its storyline is sufficiently interesting to draw in people who aren’t excited by the thought of yet another super hero/monster movie. After the success of Maleficent and the failure of Edge of Tomorrow, films that strive to be a bit different are now scoring 2 out of 3 this Summer; films that are the product of formulas and marketing departments haven’t produced a single out-and-out hit. If the studios could get the message in the that, we really would see the dawn of something. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dinobots Dominate Subdued Box Office

July 7th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

As expected, Transformers: Age of Extinction won the race to the top of the box office chart and did so with ease. However, that film, and practically every film in the top five, failed to live up to expectations. Tammy still took second place with ease, but it was the only other film to earn more than $10 million over the Independence Day long weekend. Overall, the box office pulled in $132 million over the weekend, which is 27% less than last weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, the box office was 42% lower this year. Ouch. To put this into perspective, even if you take out Despicable Me 2 from last year's box office, 2014 would have still failed to match 2013's weekend numbers. Year-to-date, 2014 is now $130 million or 2.4% below 2013's pace at $5.35 billion to $5.48 billion. It is still too early to panic, but if things don't turn around soon, the panic button will be pushed. More...

Weekend Estimates: Transformers Top Modest July 4 Weekend

July 6th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

After opening around the $100 million mark last weekend, Transformers: Age of Extinction was always the odds-on favorite to win this weekend, and even a 64% fall will be enough to keep it top with a projected $36.4 million for the Friday–Sunday period. That’s well ahead of Tammy, which will post a respectable $21.2 million for the three-day weekend and almost $33 million in total by the end of Sunday. That’s plenty for a film that cost $20 million to make. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dinobots look to Chomp Down on New Releases

July 3rd, 2014

Tammy poster

There are three wide releases and a wide expansion this week all hoping to take advantage if the Independence Day long weekend. (There was to be one more wide expansion, but Begin Again is expanding to less than 200 theaters.) Tammy is the biggest of these wide releases and it is the latest Melissa McCarthy vehicle and might be a surprise $100 million hit. Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo were in a close battle for third place on Wednesday, but I think their futures will be quite different. Finally, America: Imagine a World Without Her is expanding to over 1,000 theaters. This isn't enough to compete with the new releases, but it could compete for a spot in the top ten. While there are a lot of new releases, Transformers: Age of Extinction will win the race for top spot in the box office chart, unless something surprising happens. The only thing more surprising than Age of Extinction getting knocked out of top spot would be if the overall box office was stronger that the same weekend last year when Despicable Me 2 opened with more than $80 million during the three-day weekend. More...

Per Theater Chart: Beginning on Top

July 1st, 2014

Begin Again poster

Despite there being a $100 million hit on the box office this weekend, Begin Again still led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,813 in five theaters. This bodes well for its expansion on Wednesday. The overall number one film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was next with an average of $23,633 in more than 4,000 theaters. Snowpiercer was the third film to earn a per theater average over $20,000 with an average of $20,266 in eight theaters. America: Imagine a World Without Her was next with an average of $12,869 million in three theaters. Yves Saint Laurent was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,104 in two theaters. It managed this despite earning weak reviews and opening on the Wednesday. The final film in the $10,000 club was Code Black, which climbed into the $10,000 club during its second weekend of release with $10,953 in two theaters. It is rare for a documentary to do this well, and it is even rarer for a film to see its per theater average grow. More...

2014 Preview: July

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.

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Weekend Estimates: Transformers On Cusp of $100 Million Weekend

June 29th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to deliver the year’s biggest weekend, as it performs to sell-out crowds across the country. Paramount is projecting a weekend total of $100 million as of Sunday morning, which honestly seems like a conveniently round number. Perhaps the studio is playing it safe, and the actual weekend number will be a few million over $100 million? Or maybe they’re hoping that announcing a $100 million weekend will help encourage people to theaters today and push the film over the line? Based on the numbers we’re seeing, it looks more like the latter, and we’ll have to wait until Monday to see if Age of Extinction will actually be the first $100 million opener of the year. At the end of the day, it probably doesn’t matter a huge amount: $99 million versus $101 million is a rounding error, and the film has topped $200 million internationally this weekend, which is a great start towards repaying its reported $210 million production budget. More...

Limited Releases: Begin the Weekend with a Limited Release

June 27th, 2014

Begin Again poster

There are more than a dozen limited releases on this week's list, including two films that are opening in limited release this week with a scheduled wide expansion next week. Unfortunately, I don't have high hopes for either of those two films. There are some films worth checking out, including a pair of documentaries, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz and Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, both of which are also playing on Video on Demand. The film I hope has the best start is Snowpiercer, a South Korean film that is earning amazing reviews. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/27 43 $38,608   3 $12,869   $38,608 3
2014/07/04 11 $2,743,753 +7,007% 1,105 $2,483   $4,062,721 10
2014/07/11 12 $2,393,811 -13% 1,105 $2,166   $8,211,791 17
2014/07/18 12 $1,677,356 -30% 1,030 $1,629   $11,421,052 24
2014/07/25 20 $903,937 -46% 760 $1,189   $13,242,504 31
2014/08/01 26 $354,731 -61% 478 $742   $14,074,774 38
2014/08/08 42 $66,792 -81% 121 $552   $14,320,857 45
2014/08/15 59 $19,177 -71% 62 $309   $14,375,883 52
2014/08/22 56 $22,540 +18% 72 $313   $14,412,582 59
2014/08/29 73 $7,915 -65% 23 $344   $14,438,086 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/27 - $12,364   3 $4,121   $12,364 1
2014/06/28 - $12,300 -1% 3 $4,100   $24,664 2
2014/06/29 - $13,944 +13% 3 $4,648   $38,608 3
2014/06/30 - $1,983 -86% 3 $661   $40,591 4
2014/07/01 - $1,704 -14% 3 $568   $42,295 5
2014/07/02 11 $650,025 +38,047% 1,105 $588   $692,320 6
2014/07/03 12 $626,648 -4% 1,105 $567   $1,318,968 7
2014/07/04 11 $1,008,746 +61% 1,105 $913   $2,327,714 8
2014/07/05 12 $947,642 -6% 1,105 $858   $3,275,356 9
2014/07/06 12 $787,365 -17% 1,105 $713   $4,062,721 10
2014/07/07 12 $356,055 -55% 1,105 $322   $4,418,776 11
2014/07/08 12 $461,581 +30% 1,105 $418   $4,880,357 12
2014/07/09 11 $472,348 +2% 1,105 $427   $5,352,705 13
2014/07/10 11 $465,275 -1% 1,105 $421   $5,817,980 14
2014/07/11 11 $725,218 +56% 1,105 $656   $6,543,198 15
2014/07/12 12 $949,498 +31% 1,105 $859   $7,492,696 16
2014/07/13 11 $719,095 -24% 1,105 $651   $8,211,791 17
2014/07/14 9 $376,626 -48% 1,105 $341   $8,588,417 18
2014/07/15 11 $419,676 +11% 1,105 $380   $9,008,093 19
2014/07/16 11 $395,250 -6% 1,105 $358   $9,403,343 20
2014/07/17 9 $340,353 -14% 1,105 $308   $9,743,696 21
2014/07/18 12 $504,762 +48% 1,030 $490   $10,248,458 22
2014/07/19 12 $687,726 +36% 1,030 $668   $10,936,184 23
2014/07/20 12 $484,868 -29% 1,030 $471   $11,421,052 24
2014/07/21 12 $222,282 -54% 1,030 $216   $11,643,334 25
2014/07/22 12 $248,041 +12% 1,030 $241   $11,891,375 26
2014/07/23 12 $228,515 -8% 1,030 $222   $12,119,890 27
2014/07/24 12 $218,677 -4% 1,030 $212   $12,338,567 28
2014/07/25 - $254,129 +16% 760 $334   $12,592,696 29
2014/07/26 - $356,335 +40% 760 $469   $12,949,031 30
2014/07/27 - $293,473 -18% 760 $386   $13,242,504 31
2014/07/28 - $128,691 -56% 760 $169   $13,371,195 32
2014/07/29 - $128,148 n/c 760 $169   $13,499,343 33
2014/07/30 - $114,936 -10% 760 $151   $13,614,279 34
2014/07/31 - $105,764 -8% 760 $139   $13,720,043 35
2014/08/01 - $101,846 -4% 478 $213   $13,821,889 36
2014/08/02 - $149,516 +47% 478 $313   $13,971,405 37
2014/08/03 - $103,369 -31% 478 $216   $14,074,774 38
2014/08/04 - $47,050 -54% 478 $98   $14,121,824 39
2014/08/05 - $49,759 +6% 478 $104   $14,171,583 40
2014/08/06 - $43,875 -12% 478 $92   $14,215,458 41
2014/08/07 - $38,607 -12% 478 $81   $14,254,065 42
2014/08/08 - $19,952 -48% 121 $165   $14,274,017 43
2014/08/09 - $25,216 +26% 121 $208   $14,299,233 44
2014/08/10 - $21,624 -14% 121 $179   $14,320,857 45
2014/08/11 - $10,662 -51% 121 $88   $14,331,519 46
2014/08/12 - $13,699 +28% 121 $113   $14,345,218 47
2014/08/13 - $5,581 -59% 121 $46   $14,350,799 48
2014/08/14 - $5,907 +6% 121 $49   $14,356,706 49
2014/08/15 - $5,389 -9% 62 $87   $14,362,095 50
2014/08/16 - $8,314 +54% 62 $134   $14,370,409 51
2014/08/17 - $5,474 -34% 62 $88   $14,375,883 52
2014/08/18 - $3,274 -40% 62 $53   $14,379,157 53
2014/08/19 - $4,198 +28% 62 $68   $14,383,355 54
2014/08/20 - $3,066 -27% 62 $49   $14,386,421 55
2014/08/21 - $3,621 +18% 62 $58   $14,390,042 56
2014/08/22 - $6,731 +86% 72 $93   $14,396,773 57
2014/08/23 - $9,304 +38% 72 $129   $14,406,077 58
2014/08/24 - $6,505 -30% 72 $90   $14,412,582 59
2014/08/25 - $7,124 +10% 72 $99   $14,419,706 60
2014/08/26 - $3,267 -54% 72 $45   $14,422,973 61
2014/08/27 - $3,395 +4% 72 $47   $14,426,368 62
2014/08/28 - $3,803 +12% 72 $53   $14,430,171 63
2014/08/29 - $2,363 -38% 23 $103   $14,432,534 64
2014/08/30 - $2,836 +20% 23 $123   $14,435,370 65
2014/08/31 - $2,716 -4% 23 $118   $14,438,086 66
2014/09/01 - $2,622 -3% 23 $114   $14,440,708 67
2014/09/02 - $1,405 -46% 23 $61   $14,442,113 68
2014/09/03 - $1,127 -20% 23 $49   $14,443,240 69
2014/09/04 - $1,262 +12% 23 $55   $14,444,502 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/27 15 $1,320,616   1,105 $1,195   $1,320,616 7
2014/07/04 12 $4,497,364 +241% 1,105 $4,070   $5,817,980 14
2014/07/11 11 $3,925,716 -13% 1,105 $3,553   $9,743,696 21
2014/07/18 12 $2,594,871 -34% 1,030 $2,519   $12,338,567 28
2014/07/25 20 $1,381,476 -47% 760 $1,818   $13,720,043 35
2014/08/01 27 $534,022 -61% 478 $1,117   $14,254,065 42
2014/08/08 45 $102,641 -81% 121 $848   $14,356,706 49
2014/08/15 53 $33,336 -68% 62 $538   $14,390,042 56
2014/08/22 49 $40,129 +20% 72 $557   $14,430,171 63
2014/08/29 73 $14,331 -64% 23 $623   $14,444,502 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/2/2014399,664 99,664$1,182,015$1,182,0151
11/9/20141031,714-68% 131,378$330,460$1,512,4752

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/2/2014530,163 30,163$426,810$426,8101

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