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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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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 17th Weekend Limited Release 89 $169,356 Apr 1, 2005 117
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 77 $255,334 Mar 25, 2005 110
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 72 $330,194 Mar 18, 2005 103
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 74 $373,488 Mar 11, 2005 96
Top 2004 Theater Average Limited Release 87 $10,580 Dec 10, 2004 5

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 GrossWeek
2004/12/10 61 $10,580   1 $10,580   $14,605 1
2004/12/17 56 $9,155 -13% 1 $9,155   $30,570 2
2004/12/24 60 $4,315 -53% 1 $4,315   $41,890 3
2004/12/31 67 $6,300 +46% 1 $6,300   $55,045 4
2005/01/07 70 $7,495 +19% 1 $7,495   $66,725 5
2005/01/14 65 $8,370 +12% 1 $8,370   $79,465 6
2005/01/21 79 $3,660 -56% 1 $3,660   $85,930 7
2005/01/28 55 $31,663 +765% 3 $10,554   $121,863 8
2005/02/04 45 $77,818 +146% 12 $6,485   $211,195 9
2005/02/11 46 $85,087 +9% 17 $5,005   $333,788 10
2005/02/18 34 $144,000 +69% 32 $4,500   $512,000 11
2005/02/25 35 $130,078 -10% 41 $3,173   $718,096 12
2005/03/04 26 $263,490 +103% 65 $4,054   $1,060,543 13
2005/03/11 22 $373,488 +42% 124 $3,012   $1,525,508 14
2005/03/18 23 $330,194 -12% 127 $2,600   $2,002,934 15
2005/03/25 25 $255,334 -23% 123 $2,076   $2,407,081 16
2005/04/01 26 $169,356 -34% 111 $1,526   $2,712,494 17
2005/04/08 35 $104,603 -38% 88 $1,189   $2,898,164 18
2005/04/15 35 $96,657 -8% 80 $1,208   $3,051,994 19
2005/04/22 42 $73,785 -24% 60 $1,230   $3,175,947 20
2005/04/29 49 $44,823 -39% 44 $1,019   $3,263,046 21
2005/05/06 47 $31,653 -29% 30 $1,055   $3,320,407 22
2005/05/13 50 $28,766 -9% 24 $1,199   $3,370,574 23
2005/05/20 56 $21,375 -26% 18 $1,188   $3,410,863 24

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 GrossWeek
2004/12/10 53 $17,390   1 $17,390   $21,415 2
2004/12/17 53 $16,160 -7% 1 $16,160   $37,575 3
2004/12/24 59 $11,170 -31% 1 $11,170   $48,745 4
2004/12/31 67 $10,485 -6% 1 $10,485   $59,230 5
2005/01/07 70 $11,865 +13% 1 $11,865   $71,095 6
2005/01/14 65 $11,175 -6% 1 $11,175   $82,270 7
2005/01/21 75 $7,930 -29% 1 $7,930   $90,200 8
2005/01/28 55 $43,177 +444% 3 $14,392   $133,377 9
2005/02/04 46 $115,324 +167% 12 $9,610   $248,701 10
2005/02/11 47 $119,299 +3% 17 $7,018   $368,000 11
2005/02/18 35 $220,018 +84% 32 $6,876   $588,018 12
2005/02/25 36 $209,035 -5% 41 $5,098   $797,053 13
2005/03/04 27 $354,967 +70% 65 $5,461   $1,152,020 14
2005/03/11 23 $520,720 +47% 124 $4,199   $1,672,740 15
2005/03/18 24 $479,007 -8% 127 $3,772   $2,151,747 16
2005/03/25 26 $391,391 -18% 123 $3,182   $2,543,138 17
2005/04/01 26 $250,423 -36% 111 $2,256   $2,793,561 18
2005/04/08 32 $161,776 -35% 88 $1,838   $2,955,337 19
2005/04/15 33 $146,825 -9% 80 $1,835   $3,102,162 20
2005/04/22 39 $116,061 -21% 60 $1,934   $3,218,223 21
2005/04/29 48 $70,531 -39% 44 $1,603   $3,288,754 22
2005/05/06 45 $53,054 -25% 30 $1,768   $3,341,808 23
2005/05/13 46 $47,680 -10% 24 $1,987   $3,389,488 24
2005/05/20 47 $40,629 -15% 18 $2,257   $3,430,117 25

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