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Bless Me, Ultima (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,559,556Details
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Based on the controversial novel by author Rudolfo Anaya, BLESS ME, ULTIMA is a turbulent coming-of-age story about Antonio Marez, a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera named Ultima comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question the strict Catholic doctrine that he has been taught by his parents. Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima's powers with those of the God of his church.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 7,248 $1,559,556
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,369 $1,559,556
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,207 $1,559,556

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 22nd, 2013 (Limited) by Arenas Entertainment
Video Release: September 17th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2175, 6/8/2011)
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Native Americans, Religious, World War II, Atheism
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Monkey Hill Films, Gran Via, Tenaja, Monarch Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,310 $6,987 Apr 5, 2013 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,960 $6,987 Apr 5, 2013 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,542 $1,165 Apr 5, 2013 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,551 $11,271 Mar 29, 2013 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,931 $11,271 Mar 29, 2013 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,990 $1,025 Mar 29, 2013 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,586 $22,701 Mar 22, 2013 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,778 $22,701 Mar 22, 2013 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,257 $1,081 Mar 22, 2013 31
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,258 $182,377 Mar 1, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 893 $182,377 Mar 1, 2013 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,417 $997 Mar 1, 2013 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,980 $470,109 Feb 22, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 503 $470,109 Feb 22, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,568 $1,787 Feb 22, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 21,980 $1,787 Feb 22, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 758 $1,787 Feb 22, 2013 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,517 $1,559,556 Feb 22, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,020 $1,559,556 Feb 22, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,296 0 Feb 22, 2013 0

Cast

   Ultima
   Antonio
Dolores Heredia    Maria
Benito Martinez    Gabriel
Castulo Guerra    Tenorio
Joaquin Cosio    Narciso

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Carl Franklin
Story Creator    Rudolfo Anaya
Producer    Mark Johnson
Producer    Sarah Dileo
Producer    Jesse B'Franklin
Executive Producer    Christy Walton
Executive Producer    Kevin Reidy
Co-Producer    Tom Williams
Director of Photography    Paula Huidobro
Production Designer    David Bomba
Editor    Alan Heim
Editor    Toby Yates
Composer    Mark Kilian
Music Supervisor    Susan Jacobs
Costume Designer    Donna Zakowska

Per Theater Chart: Not Again

February 26th, 2013

No remained in top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $11,625 in six theaters. It should continue to expand and it might reach a major milestone before too long. More...

Limited Releases: Bless These Limited Releases

February 22nd, 2013

With the Oscars being handed out this weekend, moviegoers will likely be too distracted to see limited releases. There are a few that are earning great reviews and perhaps one of them will find an audience. 11 Flowers is earning perfect reviews, while Alex Karpovsky has a double-bill with Red Flag and Rubberneck. Both have a shot at doing well. Bless Me, Ultima is earning great reviews, but it is opening in too many theaters to thrive. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/22 24 $470,109   263 $1,787   $470,109 3
2013/03/01 32 $182,377 -61% 183 $997   $1,261,293 10
2013/03/22 57 $22,701   21 $1,081   $1,513,462 31
2013/03/29 73 $11,271 -50% 11 $1,025   $1,536,519 38
2013/04/05 76 $6,987 -38% 6 $1,165   $1,559,556 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/22 19 $1,078,916   263 $4,102   $1,078,916 7
2013/03/22 61 $34,487   21 $1,642   $1,525,248 35
2013/03/29 63 $27,321 -21% 11 $2,484   $1,552,569 42
2013/04/05 85 $6,987 -74% 6 $1,165   $1,559,556 49

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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