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The Art of the Steal (2010)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $544,890Details
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Synopsis

In 1922, Dr. Albert C. Barnes created The Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion Pennsylvania, five miles outside of Philadelphia. He formed this remarkable collection of Post - Impressionist and early Modern art to serve as an educational institution. Dr. Barnes built his Foundation away from the city and cultural elite who scorned his collection as “horrible, debased art,” and set it on the grounds of his own home, an arboretum in the leafy suburbs. Tastes changed, and soon the very people who belittled Barnes wanted ac cess to his collection. When Dr. Barnes died in a car accident in 1951, he left control of his collection to Lincoln University, a small African - American college. His will contained strict instructions, stating the Foundation shall always be an education al institution, and the paintings may never be removed. Such strict limitations made the collection safe from commercial exploitation. But was it really safe? More than fifty years later, a powerful group of moneyed interests have gone to court to take the art - recently valued at more than $25 billion - and bring it to a new museum in Philadelphia. Standing in their way is a group of former students who are trying to block the move. Will the students succeed, or will a man’s will be broken and one of America's greatest cultural monuments be destroyed?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 26th, 2010 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: IFC Films, 9.14 Pictures, MAJ Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,805 $5,347 May 21, 2010 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,998 $8,010 May 14, 2010 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,177 $12,019 May 7, 2010 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,354 $17,314 Apr 30, 2010 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,700 $19,064 Apr 23, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,208 $16,662 Apr 16, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,605 $19,402 Apr 9, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,591 $39,004 Apr 2, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,095 $39,356 Mar 26, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,504 $45,129 Mar 19, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,730 $63,048 Mar 12, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,969 $30,019 Mar 5, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,240 $39,019 Feb 26, 2010 3

Cast

Dr. Albert C. Barnes    Himself
John Street    Himself
Richard H. Glanton    Himself
Julian Bond    Himself
Ross L. Mitchell    Himself
Nick Tinari    Himself
Dr. Robert Zaller    Himself
David D Arcy    Himself
Barry Munitz    Himself
John Anderson    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director of Photography    Don Argott
Producer    Sheena M. Joyce
Executive Producer    Lenny Feinberg
Editor    Demian Fenton
Music Supervisor    Susan Jacobs
Composer    West Dylan Thordson

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 27th, 2010

July 26th, 2010

It is a deceptively slow week in the video market. I love that word, "deceptively", because it really has no meaning. In the first sentence it could mean the week appears to be busy, but it is really slow. Or it could mean the week appears to be slow, but it is really busy. In this case, it's the former. While there are 350 releases for the week on Amazon.com, there's only one significant first run release, Clash of the Titans. Moving down the list of best sellers, it doesn't take long until you run into second tier, or even third or fourth tier releases. Arguably the best release on this week's list of reviews is Mother, but that came out last week it's on the list because the screener was late. The two competitors for Pick of the Week from this week's releases are Batman: Under the Red Hood - Blu-ray with Litho Cell and Ip Man - Collector's Edition Blu-ray. Which one wins depends on whether you like martial arts movies or comic books more. For me, it's a tie. More...

Writer Still Profitable

March 2nd, 2010

Ghost Writer remained in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $18,350, which is a strong hold from its opening last week despite expanding its theater count from 4 to 43. Just a hair behind was A Prophet, which opened in second place with an average of $18,197 in 9 theaters. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Art of the Steal with an average of $13,006 in 3 theaters. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/02/26 56 $39,019   3 $13,006   $39,019 3
2010/03/05 53 $30,019 -23% 9 $3,335   $83,837 10
2010/03/12 41 $63,048 +110% 25 $2,522   $160,858 17
2010/03/19 45 $45,129 -28% 27 $1,671   $242,182 24
2010/03/26 46 $39,356 -13% 29 $1,357   $304,678 31
2010/04/02 43 $39,004 -1% 34 $1,147   $366,446 38
2010/04/09 59 $19,402 -50% 26 $746   $405,851 45
2010/04/16 62 $16,662 -14% 21 $793   $432,393 52
2010/04/23 57 $19,064 +14% 23 $829   $459,801 59
2010/04/30 63 $17,314 -9% 31 $559   $490,271 66
2010/05/07 66 $12,019 -31% 20 $601   $512,270 73
2010/05/14 68 $8,010 -33% 17 $471   $529,083 80
2010/05/21 78 $5,347 -33% 12 $446   $541,027 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/02/26 55 $53,818   3 $17,939   $53,818 7
2010/03/05 53 $43,992 -18% 9 $4,888   $97,810 14
2010/03/12 36 $99,243 +126% 25 $3,970   $197,053 21
2010/03/19 44 $68,269 -31% 27 $2,528   $265,322 28
2010/03/26 49 $62,120 -9% 29 $2,142   $327,442 35
2010/04/02 46 $59,007 -5% 34 $1,736   $386,449 42
2010/04/09 58 $29,282 -50% 26 $1,126   $415,731 49
2010/04/16 63 $25,006 -15% 21 $1,191   $440,737 56
2010/04/23 58 $32,220 +29% 23 $1,401   $472,957 63
2010/04/30 61 $27,294 -15% 31 $880   $500,251 70
2010/05/07 64 $20,822 -24% 20 $1,041   $521,073 77
2010/05/14 64 $14,607 -30% 17 $859   $535,680 84
2010/05/21 77 $9,210 -37% 12 $768   $544,890 91

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