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Battle for Brooklyn (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,981Details
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In 2003 filmmaker Michael Galinsky read a NY Times article about a New Jersey Nets stadium coming to Brooklyn. Eight years and three lawsuits later, the Forest City Ratner vs. The People vs. The State of New York vs. The Borough of Brooklyn saga has played out for all of New York City to bear witness. A main character in this real estate tragedy has been Daniel Goldstein, the Prospect Heights man who refused to be bought out by Ratner developers. His organization, Develop Don't Destroy, led the anti-Atlantic Yards movement and mobilized thousands of people toward his cause. Battle for Brooklyn starts at the very beginning of this debate and follows it through its devastating conclusion. We see how Goldstein's life was upended when he took on Ratner, and how he changes over the course of this near decade long struggle. New Yorkers pride themselves on being stubborn and vocal, and Goldstein certainly earns this pride. If you're a Brooklyn resident who heard about all the hoopla but didn't understand what people were actually fighting for, now is your chance to learn about the (anti-) development in your own backyard


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 13,014 $17,981
All Time Worldwide Box Office 16,166 $17,981
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,637 $17,981

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 9th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Rooftop Films
June 17th, 2011 (Limited), released as Battle for Brooklyn
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Agitprop, Political, Underdog, Land Developer
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rumur
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,842 $1,280 Jul 1, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,235 $1,280 Jul 1, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,021 $1,280 Jul 1, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,683 $2,253 Jun 24, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,818 $2,253 Jun 24, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,979 $2,253 Jun 24, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,200 $11,141 Jun 17, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,249 $11,141 Jun 17, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,210 $11,141 Jun 17, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,871 $11,141 Jun 17, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 118 $11,141 Jun 17, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,808 $17,981 Jun 9, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,260 $17,981 Jun 9, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 6,324 0 Jun 9, 2011 0


Daniel Goldstein    Himself
Shabnam Merchant    Herself
Patti Hagan    Herself
Letitia James    Herself
Norman Siegel    Himself
Marty Markowitz    Himself
Bruce Ratner    Himself
Michael R. Bloomberg    Himself
Bruce Bender    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Suki Hawley
Editor    Suki Hawley
Producer    Michael Galinsky
Cinematographer    Michael Galinsky
Producer    David Beilinson
Associate Producer    Adam Galinsky
Associate Producer    Susan Littenberg
Composer    David Reid
Composer    Derek Bermel

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June 17th, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 66 $11,141   1 $11,141   $11,141 3
2011/06/24 92 $2,253 -80% 1 $2,253   $15,303 10
2011/07/01 89 $1,280 -43% 1 $1,280   $17,981 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 76 $13,050   1 $13,050   $13,050 7
2011/06/24 93 $3,651 -72% 1 $3,651   $16,701 14
2011/07/01 99 $1,280 -65% 1 $1,280   $17,981 21

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