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The Arbor (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,610Details
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Synopsis

The Arbor traces the tormented life and legacy of British playwright Andrea Dunbar. While renowned for her three plays—The Arbor, which premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1980; Rita, Sue and Bob Too, which was turned into a film in 1986; and Shirley—Dunbar’s life was plagued by chronic abuse and alcoholism. She died, tragically, at the age of twenty-nine, leaving behind a brief, but illustrious career and three children from three different men. The documentary revisits the site of Dunbar’s dark upbringing, the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford, in present-day. Interviews with Lorraine that reveal Dunbar’s devastating effects on her daughter are juxtaposed with those of other family members who have a contrasting views through the technique of verbatim theater: actors lip-synch documentary recordings of the people they’re playing. The film follows Lorraine’s journey of reflection and self-discovery as she comes to terms with her own struggles and those faced by her mother.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 27th, 2011 (Limited) by Strand
Video Release: September 6th, 2011 by Strand Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Writing and Writers, Sex Crimes, Dysfunctional Family, Addiction, Narcotics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Artangel Trust, UK Film Council
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,890 $666 Aug 26, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,231 $576 Aug 19, 2011 115
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,685 $1,214 Aug 5, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,374 $203 Jul 29, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,331 $1,511 Jul 22, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,964 $658 Jul 15, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,612 $119 Jul 8, 2011 73
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,976 $55 Jun 17, 2011 52
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,868 $860 May 13, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,265 $3,159 May 6, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,189 $2,638 Apr 29, 2011 3

Cast

Christine Bottomley    Lisa
Neil Dudgeon    Steve
Robert Emms    David Dunbar
Natalie Gavin    Andrea Dunbar
Manjinder Virk    Lorraine

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Tracy O'Riordan
Post-Production Supervisor    Ameenah Ayub
Production Manager    Scott Basset
Sound Designer    Tim Barker
Sound Mixer    Tim Barker
Composer    Harry Escott
Composer    Molly Nyman
Music Supervisor    Lucy Bright
Production Designer    Matthew Button
Casting Director    Amy Hubbard
Editor    Nick Fenton
Editor    Daniel Goddard
Cinematographer    Ole Birkeland
Costume Designer    Matt Price

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/29 97 $2,638   1 $2,638   $2,638 3
2011/05/06 95 $3,159 +20% 1 $3,159   $9,973 10
2011/05/13 118 $860 -73% 2 $430   $12,424 17
2011/06/17 103 $55   1 $55   $13,230 52
2011/07/08 114 $119   1 $119   $13,373 73
2011/07/15 105 $658 +453% 1 $658   $14,157 80
2011/07/22 90 $1,511 +130% 2 $756   $15,996 87
2011/07/29 119 $203 -87% 1 $203   $17,162 94
2011/08/05 107 $1,214 +498% 2 $607   $18,685 101
2011/08/19 121 $576   1 $576   $20,139 115
2011/08/26 117 $666 +16% 3 $222   $21,268 122

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/22 117 $933   1 $933   $933 0
2011/04/29 86 $6,814 +630% 1 $6,814   $6,814 7
2011/05/06 96 $4,750 -30% 1 $4,750   $11,564 14
2011/05/13 117 $1,611 -66% 2 $806   $13,175 21
2011/06/17 112 $79   1 $79   $13,254 56
2011/07/08 120 $245   1 $245   $13,499 77
2011/07/15 108 $986 +302% 1 $986   $14,485 84
2011/07/22 90 $2,474 +151% 2 $1,237   $16,959 91
2011/07/29 118 $512 -79% 1 $512   $17,471 98
2011/08/05 107 $2,092 +309% 2 $1,046   $19,563 105
2011/08/19 122 $1,039   1 $1,039   $20,602 119
2011/08/26 119 $1,018 -2% 3 $339   $21,610 126

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