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Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)

Awake: The Life of Yogananda poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,511,750Details
International Box Office $571,436Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,083,186
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $472,826 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $472,826
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

This documentary explores the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. It was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad, and he arranged to give away 800 copies of it to the dignitaries who attended his memorial service. It was also a point of entry into Eastern mysticism for George Harrison, Russell Simmons and countless yogis. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and ultimately helping millions of seekers today to turn their attention inwards, bucking the temptations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
67% - Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 10th, 2014 (Limited) by Counterpoint Films & Self-Realization Fellowship
International Releases: June 11th, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
October 8th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
November 19th, 2015 (Wide) (Brazil)
July 1st, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
Video Release: October 6th, 2015 by Alive Mind
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some violent images and brief smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2345, 10/22/2014)
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Guru
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Self-Realization Fellowship
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 41st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 150 $396 Jul 17, 2015 283
Biggest 40th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 130 $1,488 Jul 10, 2015 276
Biggest 39th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 167 $612 Jul 3, 2015 269
Biggest 38th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 150 $1,332 Jun 26, 2015 262
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 122 $3,135 Jun 19, 2015 255
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 182 $1,002 Jun 12, 2015 248
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 185 $1,561 Jun 5, 2015 241
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 252 $472 May 29, 2015 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 176 $3,219 May 22, 2015 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 202 $2,850 May 15, 2015 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 238 $2,850 May 8, 2015 213
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 408 $1,120 Apr 17, 2015 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 380 $2,847 Apr 10, 2015 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 419 $3,954 Apr 3, 2015 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 593 $1,626 Mar 27, 2015 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 505 $5,694 Mar 20, 2015 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 619 $4,668 Mar 13, 2015 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 660 $6,975 Mar 6, 2015 150
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,029 $9,703 Feb 13, 2015 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,417 $4,804 Feb 6, 2015 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,504 $7,993 Jan 30, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,533 $15,921 Jan 23, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,190 $4,751 Jan 16, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,380 $6,446 Jan 9, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,260 $17,565 Jan 2, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,551 $18,575 Dec 26, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,667 $27,737 Dec 19, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,433 $14,560 Dec 12, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,219 $37,249 Dec 5, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,672 $34,856 Nov 28, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,141 $35,316 Nov 21, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,392 $47,591 Nov 14, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,380 $88,576 Nov 7, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,221 $62,054 Oct 31, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,728 $60,278 Oct 24, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,937 $75,428 Oct 17, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,222 $18,885 Oct 10, 2014 3

Cast

Paramahansa Yogananda    Himself
George Harrison    Himself
Ravi Shankar    Himself
Krishna Das    Himself
Deepak Chopra    Himself
Anita Goel    Herself
Russell Simmons    Himself
Hitendra Wadhwa    Himself
Mas Vidal    Himself
Bikram Choudhury    Himself
Anupam Kher    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Paola di Florio
Screenwriter    Lisa Leeman
Producer    Sarah Rose Bergman
Producer    Paola di Florio
Producer    Lisa Leeman
Producer    Peter Rader
Editor    Peter Rader
Editor    Ken Schneider

Home Market Releases for October 6th, 2015

October 7th, 2015

When Marnie Was There

The home market release report is a little late this week, because in our ongoing attempt to improve our site, we are looking at the format of this column and it will change shortly. (Also, this week both Amazon and Rotten Tomatoes were acting up. I had to download a script blocker and block all scripts on Rotten Tomatoes. Certain things no longer work, but at least it doesn't cause Firefox to freeze every ten minutes.) The biggest release of the week is The Avengers: The Age of Ultron, sort of. It came out last Friday, not this Tuesday. I'm waiting for my copy to arrive so I can do a full review. Meanwhile, the best new release of the week is When Marnie Was There in Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Per Theater Chart: Whiplash has a Saintly Opening

October 15th, 2014

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There were a trio of new limited releases topping the per theater chart, led by St. Vincent with an average of $27,470 in four theaters. Whiplash was close behind with an average of $22,565 in six theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Awake: The Life of Yogananda with an opening of $18,885 in one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Whipped into Shape

October 10th, 2014

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We have a rather long list of limited releases this week, but sadly only three of them are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Unfortunately, two of these films will likely not do well in theaters. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is a horror film, which is one strike against it, while it is also playing on Video on Demand. I Am Ali is a documentary, so it could do well in art house circuits, but its chances of expanding significantly are very limited. Finally there's Whiplash, which could lead the way on the Per Theater Chart. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/10 69 $18,885   1 $18,885   $18,885 3
2014/10/17 42 $75,428 +299% 9 $8,381   $109,564 10
2014/10/24 48 $60,278 -20% 14 $4,306   $219,316 17
2014/10/31 45 $62,054 +3% 14 $4,432   $328,145 24
2014/11/07 33 $88,576 +43% 21 $4,218   $449,918 31
2014/11/14 40 $47,591 -46% 15 $3,173   $557,796 38
2014/11/21 37 $35,316 -26% 14 $2,523   $641,353 45
2014/11/28 37 $34,856 -1% 6 $5,809   $687,140 52
2014/12/05 42 $37,249 +7% 7 $5,321   $740,721 59
2014/12/12 52 $14,560 -61% 8 $1,820   $889,845 66
2014/12/19 40 $27,737 +91% 14 $1,981   $933,332 73
2014/12/26 51 $18,575 -33% 9 $2,064   $976,014 80
2015/01/02 55 $17,565 -5% 5 $3,513   $1,001,998 87
2015/01/09 65 $6,446 -63% 4 $1,612   $1,033,408 94
2015/01/16 69 $4,751 -26% 4 $1,188   $1,133,625 101
2015/01/23 64 $15,921 +235% 11 $1,447   $1,154,900 108
2015/01/30 63 $7,993 -50% 6 $1,332   $1,188,927 115
2015/02/06 77 $4,804 -40% 5 $961   $1,200,313 122
2015/02/13 71 $9,703 +102% 7 $1,386   $1,214,308 129
2015/03/06 76 $6,975   7 $996   $1,385,220 150
2015/03/13 77 $4,668 -33% 6 $778   $1,400,805 157
2015/03/20 73 $5,694 +22% 10 $569   $1,410,796 164
2015/03/27 87 $1,626 -71% 5 $325   $1,418,665 171
2015/04/03 76 $3,954 +143% 4 $989   $1,430,732 178
2015/04/10 79 $2,847 -28% 5 $569   $1,438,509 185
2015/04/17 87 $1,120 -61% 1 $1,120   $1,448,435 192
2015/05/08 75 $2,850   3 $950   $1,462,776 213
2015/05/15 78 $2,850 n/c 2 $1,425   $1,462,776 220
2015/05/22 72 $3,219 +13% 2 $1,610   $1,470,197 227
2015/05/29 89 $472 -85% 2 $236   $1,477,339 234
2015/06/05 81 $1,561 +231% 2 $781   $1,481,173 241
2015/06/12 92 $1,002 -36% 2 $501   $1,487,910 248
2015/06/19 80 $3,135 +213% 4 $784   $1,495,497 255
2015/06/26 88 $1,332 -58% 2 $666   $1,507,333 262
2015/07/03 84 $612 -54% 1 $612   $1,509,166 269
2015/07/10 81 $1,488 +143% 2 $744   $1,510,654 276
2015/07/17 97 $396 -73% 1 $396   $1,511,050 283

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/10 63 $34,136   1 $34,136   $34,136 7
2014/10/17 43 $124,902 +266% 9 $13,878   $159,038 14
2014/10/24 41 $107,053 -14% 14 $7,647   $266,091 21
2014/10/31 45 $94,251 -12% 14 $6,732   $361,342 28
2014/11/07 31 $146,863 +56% 21 $6,993   $510,205 35
2014/11/14 34 $95,832 -35% 15 $6,389   $606,037 42
2014/11/21 42 $46,247 -52% 14 $3,303   $652,284 49
2014/11/28 40 $51,188 +11% 6 $8,531   $703,472 56
2014/12/05 42 $50,401 -2% 7 $7,200   $753,873 63
2014/12/12 49 $30,310 -40% 8 $3,789   $905,595 70
2014/12/19 46 $51,844 +71% 15 $3,456   $957,439 77
2014/12/26 53 $26,994 -48% 9 $2,999   $984,433 84
2015/01/02 51 $42,529 +58% 6 $7,088   $1,026,962 91
2015/01/09 65 $11,116 -74% 4 $2,779   $1,038,078 98
2015/01/16 69 $10,105 -9% 4 $2,526   $1,138,979 105
2015/01/23 51 $41,955 +315% 12 $3,496   $1,180,934 112
2015/01/30 63 $14,575 -65% 10 $1,458   $1,195,509 119
2015/02/06 76 $9,096 -38% 8 $1,137   $1,204,605 126
2015/02/13 65 $23,055 +153% 15 $1,537   $1,307,758 133
2015/02/20 63 $32,864 +43% 18 $1,826   $1,340,622 140
2015/02/27 63 $37,894 +15% 7 $5,413   $1,378,516 147
2015/03/06 69 $17,621 -53% 14 $1,259   $1,396,137 154
2015/03/13 77 $8,965 -49% 7 $1,281   $1,405,102 161
2015/03/20 69 $11,937 +33% 14 $853   $1,417,039 168
2015/03/27 72 $9,739 -18% 10 $974   $1,426,778 175
2015/04/03 72 $8,884 -9% 10 $888   $1,435,662 182
2015/04/10 70 $11,653 +31% 11 $1,059   $1,447,315 189
2015/04/17 82 $5,370 -54% 6 $895   $1,452,685 196
2015/05/08 82 $2,850   3 $950   $1,462,776 217
2015/05/15 80 $4,626 +62% 2 $2,313   $1,467,402 224
2015/05/22 70 $9,889 +114% 8 $1,236   $1,476,867 231
2015/05/29 85 $2,745 -72% 4 $686   $1,479,612 238
2015/06/05 69 $7,296 +166% 6 $1,216   $1,486,908 245
2015/06/12 76 $5,454 -25% 6 $909   $1,492,362 252
2015/06/19 65 $13,639 +150% 10 $1,364   $1,506,001 259
2015/06/26 94 $2,553 -81% 3 $851   $1,508,554 266
2015/07/03 102 $612 -76% 1 $612   $1,509,166 273
2015/07/10 93 $1,488 +143% 2 $744   $1,510,654 280
2015/07/17 104 $1,096 -26% 2 $548   $1,511,750 287

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 6/11/2015 $0 0 6 59 $129,448 10/20/2015
Brazil 11/19/2015 $28,501 14 23 114 $160,866 6/9/2016
Germany 10/8/2015 $0 0 16 41 $67,417 11/3/2015
Spain 7/1/2016 $3,098 6 9 21 $21,997 7/22/2016
 
Rest of World $191,708
 
International Total$571,436 7/22/2016

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