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The Last Circus (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,548Details
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Synopsis

1937, Spain is in the midst of the brutal Spanish Civil War. A "Happy" circus clown is interrupted mid-performance and forcibly recruited by a militia. Still in his costume, he is handed a machete and led into battle against National soldiers, where he single handedly massacres an entire platoon. This absurd and disturbing scenario raises the curtain on a twisted tale of love, revenge, and psychopathic clowns that could only spring from the mind of filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. Fast forward to 1973, the tail end of the Franco regime. Javier, the son of the clown, dreams of following in his father's career footsteps, but has seen too much tragedy in his life - he's simply not funny and is only equipped to play the role of the Sad Clown. He finds work in a circus where he befriends an outlandish cast of characters, but as the Sad Clown he must take the abuse of the brutish Happy Clown Sergio, who humiliates Javier daily in the name of entertainment. It is here that he meets Natalia, a gorgeous acrobat, and abused wife of Sergio. Javier falls deeply in love with Natalia and tries to rescue her from her cruel and violent husband, unleashing Sergio's jealousy. But Natalia is torn between her affection towards Javier and her lust for Sergio. With neither man willing to back down, this twisted love triangle evolves into a ferocious battle between Sad Clown and Happy Clown.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2011 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: October 18th, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for brutal and bloody violence throughout, some strong sexual content, nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2147, 11/17/2010)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: War, Circus, Love Triangle, Relationships Gone Wrong, Addiction, Revenge, Kidnap, Terrorism, Mental Illness
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Tornasol Films, Castafiore, La Fabrique de Films
Production Countries: France,
Spain

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,972 $642 Nov 4, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,559 $277 Oct 28, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,840 $662 Oct 21, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,955 $1,817 Oct 14, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,805 $512 Oct 7, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,043 $1,634 Sep 30, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,037 $4,406 Sep 23, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,520 $4,850 Sep 16, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,672 $2,001 Sep 9, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,442 $2,115 Sep 2, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,529 $2,284 Aug 26, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,473 $4,757 Aug 19, 2011 3

Cast

   Javier
   Sergio
   Natalie
Sancho Gracia   
Juan Luis Galiardo   
Enrique Villen   
Manuel Tejada   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Gerardo Herrero
Producer    Mariela Besuievsky
Cinematographer    Kiko de la Rica
Production Designer    Eduardo Hidalgo
Editor    Alejandro Lazaro
Composer    Roque Banos

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October 18th, 2011

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August 24th, 2011

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Last of the Summer Limited Releases

August 19th, 2011

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/19 89 $4,757   1 $4,757   $4,757 3
2011/08/26 99 $2,284 -52% 2 $1,142   $10,151 10
2011/09/02 110 $2,115 -7% 2 $1,058   $14,545 17
2011/09/09 108 $2,001 -5% 4 $500   $18,542 24
2011/09/16 97 $4,850 +142% 6 $808   $24,512 31
2011/09/23 98 $4,406 -9% 5 $881   $31,998 38
2011/09/30 105 $1,634 -63% 5 $327   $34,580 45
2011/10/07 123 $512 -69% 2 $256   $35,478 52
2011/10/14 112 $1,817 +255% 4 $454   $37,295 59
2011/10/21 125 $662 -64% 2 $331   $38,333 66
2011/10/28 119 $277 -58% 2 $139   $39,144 73
2011/11/04 113 $642 +132% 2 $321   $40,029 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/05 100 $672   2 $336   $15,217 18

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/19 87 $7,867   1 $7,867   $7,867 7
2011/08/26 94 $4,563 -42% 2 $2,282   $12,430 14
2011/09/02 105 $4,111 -10% 2 $2,056   $16,541 21
2011/09/09 109 $3,121 -24% 4 $780   $19,662 28
2011/09/16 98 $7,930 +154% 6 $1,322   $27,592 35
2011/09/23 96 $5,354 -32% 5 $1,071   $32,946 42
2011/09/30 107 $2,020 -62% 5 $404   $34,966 49
2011/10/07 121 $512 -75% 2 $256   $35,478 56
2011/10/14 109 $2,193 +328% 4 $548   $37,671 63
2011/10/21 112 $1,196 -45% 2 $598   $38,867 70
2011/10/28 116 $520 -57% 2 $260   $39,387 77
2011/11/04 107 $1,161 +123% 2 $581   $40,548 84

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