Bless Me, Ultima

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,559,556Details
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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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
71% - Fresh
Audience
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: 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)
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

Per Theater Chart: Not Again

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Limited Releases: Bless These Limited Releases

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Cast

Miriam Colon    Ultima
Luke Ganalon    Antonio
Dolores Heredia    Maria
Benito Martinez    Gabriel
Castulo Guerra    Tenorio
Joaquin Cosio    Narciso

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Carl Franklin
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

Daily Box Office Performance

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

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