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American Promise (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $146,702Details
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Synopsis

American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan’s Dalton School, this documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
70% - Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 18th, 2013 (Limited) by Rada Film Group
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 135 minutes
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Keywords: African-American, Private School, Death of a Sibling, Death of a Son or Daughter, Bigotry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rada Film Group, The Independent Television Service, American Documentary, POV, Diverse Voice Project, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,870 $12,950 Nov 15, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,716 $8,220 Nov 8, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,944 $15,370 Nov 1, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,962 $11,001 Oct 25, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,257 $18,250 Oct 18, 2013 3

Cast

Michele Stephenson    Herself
Joe Brewster    Himself
Idris Brewster    Himself
Anthony Summers    Himself
Stacey O. Summers    Herself
Oluwaseun (Seun) Summers    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Producer    Joe Brewster
Producer    Michele Stephenson
Editor    Erin Casper
Editor    Mary Manhardt
Editor    Andrew Siwoff
Director of Photography    Errol Webber, Jr.
Director of Photogrpahy    Alfredo Alcantara
Director of Photography    Margaret Byrne
Director of Photography    Jon Stuyvesant
Composer    Dan Cogan

Per Theater Chart: Slave Showered with Riches

October 22nd, 2013

12 Years a Slave opened with a stellar average of $48,617 in 19 theaters. With a planned expansion, this is a great start. All is Lost was well back with an average of $15,597 in six theaters. This isn't a bad start and its reviews suggest long legs, but it might get overshadowed by 12 Years a Slave. The final film in the $10,000 club was Kill Your Darlings, which was right behind with an average of $14,750 in four theaters. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/18 62 $18,250   2 $9,125   $18,250 3
2013/10/25 61 $11,001 -40% 4 $2,750   $39,325 10
2013/11/01 44 $15,370 +40% 4 $3,843   $60,479 17
2013/11/08 59 $8,220 -47% 3 $2,740   $77,009 24
2013/11/15 53 $12,950 +58% 6 $2,158   $94,010 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/18 51 $28,324   2 $14,162   $28,324 7
2013/10/25 49 $16,785 -41% 4 $4,196   $45,109 14
2013/11/01 39 $23,680 +41% 5 $4,736   $68,789 21
2013/11/08 49 $12,271 -48% 3 $4,090   $81,060 28
2013/11/15 53 $14,725 +20% 6 $2,454   $95,785 35
2013/11/22 50 $21,960 +49% 7 $3,137   $117,745 42
2013/11/29 48 $11,744 -47% 3 $3,915   $129,489 49
2013/12/06 53 $5,432 -54% 8 $679   $134,921 56
2013/12/13 66 $1,464 -73% 3 $488   $136,385 63
2014/01/03 62 $2,086   2 $1,043   $138,471 84
2014/01/10 53 $4,535 +117% 3 $1,512   $143,006 91
2014/01/17 56 $2,441 -46% 3 $814   $145,447 98
2014/01/24 64 $1,255 -49% 3 $418   $146,702 105

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