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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,430,117Details
International Box Office $305,852Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,735,969
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,305 $3,430,117
All Time International Box Office 6,669 $305,852
All Time Worldwide Box Office 7,898 $3,735,969
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 717 $3,430,117
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,001 $3,430,117
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,985 $305,852
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,330 $3,735,969

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 8th, 2004 (Limited) by ThinkFilm
Video Release: September 20th, 2005 by Velocity/ThinkFilm, released as Born into Brothels
MPAA Rating: R for some sequences of strong language
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Keywords: Foreign Language
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 361 $21,375 May 20, 2005 166
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 108 $21,375 May 20, 2005 166
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 153 $1,188 May 20, 2005 166
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 394 $28,766 May 13, 2005 159
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 112 $28,766 May 13, 2005 159
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 164 $1,199 May 13, 2005 159
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 452 $31,653 May 6, 2005 152
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 127 $31,653 May 6, 2005 152
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 243 $1,055 May 6, 2005 152
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 454 $44,823 Apr 29, 2005 145
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 118 $44,823 Apr 29, 2005 145
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 280 $1,019 Apr 29, 2005 145
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 426 $73,785 Apr 22, 2005 138
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 99 $73,785 Apr 22, 2005 138
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 243 $1,230 Apr 22, 2005 138
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 453 $96,657 Apr 15, 2005 131
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 100 $96,657 Apr 15, 2005 131
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 275 $1,208 Apr 15, 2005 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 534 $104,603 Apr 8, 2005 124
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 111 $104,603 Apr 8, 2005 124
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 335 $1,189 Apr 8, 2005 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 465 $169,356 Apr 1, 2005 117
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 88 $169,356 Apr 1, 2005 117
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 231 $1,526 Apr 1, 2005 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 393 $255,334 Mar 25, 2005 110
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 76 $255,334 Mar 25, 2005 110
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 143 $2,076 Mar 25, 2005 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 385 $330,194 Mar 18, 2005 103
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 70 $330,194 Mar 18, 2005 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 90 $2,600 Mar 18, 2005 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 413 $373,488 Mar 11, 2005 96
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 74 $373,488 Mar 11, 2005 96
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 78 $3,012 Mar 11, 2005 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 652 $263,490 Mar 4, 2005 89
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 117 $263,490 Mar 4, 2005 89
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 36 $4,054 Mar 4, 2005 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,327 $130,078 Feb 25, 2005 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 240 $130,078 Feb 25, 2005 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 74 $3,173 Feb 25, 2005 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,447 $144,000 Feb 18, 2005 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 264 $144,000 Feb 18, 2005 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 36 $4,500 Feb 18, 2005 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,208 $85,087 Feb 11, 2005 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 467 $85,087 Feb 11, 2005 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 38 $5,005 Feb 11, 2005 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,621 $77,818 Feb 4, 2005 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 582 $77,818 Feb 4, 2005 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 20 $6,485 Feb 4, 2005 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,821 $31,663 Jan 28, 2005 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,051 $31,663 Jan 28, 2005 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 9 $10,554 Jan 28, 2005 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,690 $3,660 Jan 21, 2005 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,280 $3,660 Jan 21, 2005 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 198 $3,660 Jan 21, 2005 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,734 $8,370 Jan 14, 2005 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,087 $8,370 Jan 14, 2005 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 38 $8,370 Jan 14, 2005 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,333 $7,495 Jan 7, 2005 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,406 $7,495 Jan 7, 2005 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 84 $7,495 Jan 7, 2005 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,035 $6,300 Dec 31, 2004 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,818 $6,300 Dec 31, 2004 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 211 $6,300 Dec 31, 2004 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,069 $4,315 Dec 24, 2004 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,541 $4,315 Dec 24, 2004 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 871 $4,315 Dec 24, 2004 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,295 $9,155 Dec 17, 2004 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,569 $9,155 Dec 17, 2004 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 600 $9,155 Dec 17, 2004 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,240 $10,580 Dec 10, 2004 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,304 $10,580 Dec 10, 2004 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,307 $10,580 Dec 10, 2004 5
Theater Average Limited Release 2,065 $10,580 Dec 10, 2004 5
Top 2004 Theater Average Limited Release 87 $10,580 Dec 10, 2004 5
Never Wide Domestic 882 $3,430,117 Dec 8, 2004 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,293 $3,430,117 Dec 8, 2004 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 677 126 Dec 8, 2004 0

DVD Releases for September 20, 2005

September 19th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. There were a few first run releases this week and more than a couple from the TV on DVD category, but the DVD pick of the week goes to a Special Edition release, Mallrats - 10th Anniversary Extended Edition - Buy from Amazon. More...

Everybody was Still Kung-Fu Fighting

April 19th, 2005

Last week's winner on the per theater chart, Kung Fu Hustle, was able to repeat on top of the charts. The film dropped a mere 8% to $35,373, and this bodes very well for its wide release this Friday. Next on the list was the new film It's All Gone Pete Tong, which earned $19,717 in its lone theater, and was slightly ahead of the average for House of D at $18,186 average in two theaters. Rounding out the $10,000 club was the long-term release, Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela, which has been in theaters for half-a-year and earned $11,102 in its lone theater this week. More...

Tie at the Top of Per Theater Chart

March 22nd, 2005

There was a tie this weekend atop the Per Theater Chart between Melinda and Melinda, both of which were directed by the team of Woody and Allen. Melinda and Melinda earned an amazing $74,238 in its lone theater, which is the best per theater average ever for a Fox Searchlight film over a three-day weekend. More...

Famed Oscar Bounce Falls Flat

March 8th, 2005

A dozen films took home Oscars a little over a week ago, and while this usually results in a significant bounce at the box office, this year the returns were less than impressive. More...

Close Race on Per Theater Charts, But Both Films Fall Short

March 8th, 2005

No film was able to reach the $10,000 club on the per theater charts this week, but at least two films were close. Leading the way was the overall box office leader, The Pacifier, which opened with an average of $9,758. In second place with $9,020 was last week's winner, Downfall. More...

Aviator Has Icarus-Like Flight

February 27th, 2005

The Aviator started out Oscar evening extremely well, but it was Million Dollar Baby that won the biggest prizes at the 77th annual Academy Awards. More...

Sideways Full of Spirit

February 26th, 2005

Sideways swept the 20th annual Independent Spirit Awards winning all six categories it was nominated for. More...

Films Earn Early Oscars Gold

February 1st, 2005

Oscar Nominations gave a box office boost to many films this past weekend while other films are too far into their runs for it to make a difference, (The Motorcycle Diaries) or out of theatres completely, (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.) But of the 35 films that received Oscar Nominations, 17 saw increases in either their overall box office, per theatre average or both. More...

Amazing Boxing Comeback

February 1st, 2005

The re-release of the classic boxing movie Raging Bull topped the Per Theater Charts this past weekend with $13,568 in one theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Born into Brothels, which had its best performance since its debut, with over $30,000 in 3 theaters for an average of $10,554. More...

Eastwood Wins DGA Award - Becomes Oscars Favorite

January 31st, 2005

On Saturday, the Directors Guild of America celebrated their 57th annual awards. And while there were many winners, only two awards were for theatrical releases. More...

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

Zissou Living the High Life

December 14th, 2004

The highly anticipated release, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou easily topped the per theatre chart with $113 thousand in just two theatres for a $56,543 average. But since there was almost no doubt about whether the film would finish first, the real question is how well it stood up compared to Wes Anderson's previous release, The Royal Tenenbaums. That film, opened in 2001 with an average of $55,396 in five theatres, so taking into account the narrower release and inflation, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou debut is weaker, and with merely average reviews it probably won't have the legs either. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/10 61 $10,580   1 $10,580   $14,605 5
2004/12/17 56 $9,155 -13% 1 $9,155   $30,570 12
2004/12/24 60 $4,315 -53% 1 $4,315   $41,890 19
2004/12/31 67 $6,300 +46% 1 $6,300   $55,045 26
2005/01/07 70 $7,495 +19% 1 $7,495   $66,725 33
2005/01/14 65 $8,370 +12% 1 $8,370   $79,465 40
2005/01/21 79 $3,660 -56% 1 $3,660   $85,930 47
2005/01/28 55 $31,663 +765% 3 $10,554   $121,863 54
2005/02/04 45 $77,818 +146% 12 $6,485   $211,195 61
2005/02/11 46 $85,087 +9% 17 $5,005   $333,788 68
2005/02/18 34 $144,000 +69% 32 $4,500   $512,000 75
2005/02/25 35 $130,078 -10% 41 $3,173   $718,096 82
2005/03/04 26 $263,490 +103% 65 $4,054   $1,060,543 89
2005/03/11 22 $373,488 +42% 124 $3,012   $1,525,508 96
2005/03/18 23 $330,194 -12% 127 $2,600   $2,002,934 103
2005/03/25 25 $255,334 -23% 123 $2,076   $2,407,081 110
2005/04/01 26 $169,356 -34% 111 $1,526   $2,712,494 117
2005/04/08 35 $104,603 -38% 88 $1,189   $2,898,164 124
2005/04/15 35 $96,657 -8% 80 $1,208   $3,051,994 131
2005/04/22 42 $73,785 -24% 60 $1,230   $3,175,947 138
2005/04/29 49 $44,823 -39% 44 $1,019   $3,263,046 145
2005/05/06 47 $31,653 -29% 30 $1,055   $3,320,407 152
2005/05/13 50 $28,766 -9% 24 $1,199   $3,370,574 159
2005/05/20 56 $21,375 -26% 18 $1,188   $3,410,863 166

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/02/21 35 $31,000   32 $969   $542,982 76

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/10 53 $17,390   1 $17,390   $21,415 9
2004/12/17 53 $16,160 -7% 1 $16,160   $37,575 16
2004/12/24 59 $11,170 -31% 1 $11,170   $48,745 23
2004/12/31 67 $10,485 -6% 1 $10,485   $59,230 30
2005/01/07 70 $11,865 +13% 1 $11,865   $71,095 37
2005/01/14 65 $11,175 -6% 1 $11,175   $82,270 44
2005/01/21 75 $7,930 -29% 1 $7,930   $90,200 51
2005/01/28 55 $43,177 +444% 3 $14,392   $133,377 58
2005/02/04 46 $115,324 +167% 12 $9,610   $248,701 65
2005/02/11 47 $119,299 +3% 17 $7,018   $368,000 72
2005/02/18 35 $220,018 +84% 32 $6,876   $588,018 79
2005/02/25 36 $209,035 -5% 41 $5,098   $797,053 86
2005/03/04 27 $354,967 +70% 65 $5,461   $1,152,020 93
2005/03/11 23 $520,720 +47% 124 $4,199   $1,672,740 100
2005/03/18 24 $479,007 -8% 127 $3,772   $2,151,747 107
2005/03/25 26 $391,391 -18% 123 $3,182   $2,543,138 114
2005/04/01 26 $250,423 -36% 111 $2,256   $2,793,561 121
2005/04/08 32 $161,776 -35% 88 $1,838   $2,955,337 128
2005/04/15 33 $146,825 -9% 80 $1,835   $3,102,162 135
2005/04/22 39 $116,061 -21% 60 $1,934   $3,218,223 142
2005/04/29 48 $70,531 -39% 44 $1,603   $3,288,754 149
2005/05/06 45 $53,054 -25% 30 $1,768   $3,341,808 156
2005/05/13 46 $47,680 -10% 24 $1,987   $3,389,488 163
2005/05/20 47 $40,629 -15% 18 $2,257   $3,430,117 170

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