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At Berkeley (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,736Details
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Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s portrait of an institution focuses on the University of California, Berkeley, the oldest and highly-regarded member of a ten-campus public education system and one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. Wiseman amassed 250 hours of footage over 12 weeks to capture a multitude of meetings, events and class discussions comprising the university’s vast landscape of ideas in action. At the time of the film’s production, the university was in the midst of a budget crisis after years of steady declines in state financing for education. Specifically, state funding for UC Berkeley fell from 54 percent of the university’s operating budget in 1987 to 12 percent in 2012. Although not the impetus of the film, At Berkeley addresses a national crisis in higher education with Berkeley serving as a bellwether for the broader predicament of public institutions under economic pressures to protect and preserve access and excellence. These dramatic themes develop as the film depicts major aspects of university life with particular emphasis on the administrative efforts to maintain the academic excellence, public role, and the economic, racial and social diversity of the student body of America’s premiere public university.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,277 $31,736
All Time Worldwide Box Office 15,359 $31,736
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,019 $31,736

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Zipporah
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 244 minutes
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Keywords: College
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Zipporah, Berkeley Film, The Independent Television Service
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,521 $5,069 Nov 8, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,530 $5,069 Nov 8, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,855 $2,535 Nov 8, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 15,113 $2,535 Nov 8, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 498 $2,535 Nov 8, 2013 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,092 $31,736 Nov 8, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,563 $31,736 Nov 8, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,055 4 Nov 8, 2013 0


Robert J. Birgeneau    Himself
George W. Breslauer    Himself
Robert Reich    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Editor    Frederick Wiseman
Cinematographer    John Davey
Recordist    Frederick Wiseman
Recordist    Emmanuel Croset

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November 10th, 2013

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/08 69 $5,069   2 $2,535   $5,069 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/08 53 $9,349   2 $4,675   $9,349 7
2013/11/15 74 $1,912 -80% 2 $956   $11,261 14
2013/11/22 76 $960 -50% 2 $480   $12,221 21
2013/11/29 67 $1,643 +71% 2 $822   $13,864 28
2013/12/06 49 $10,564 +543% 6 $1,761   $24,428 35
2013/12/13 62 $2,054 -81% 3 $685   $26,482 42
2014/01/03 61 $2,912   3 $971   $29,394 63
2014/01/31 64 $2,342   4 $586   $31,736 91

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