Cartas a Elena

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,511Details
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Synopsis

In the beautiful hills of Cooper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since most are illiterate. Young Emilio quickly learns to read and write but feels saddened by the mostly difficult stories sent by relatives that moved north to Denver, Colorado in pursuit of a better future. One day Teo becomes disabled and Emilio takes over the mail route and with great imagination he changes the letters to happy and optimistic stories. Within days, the village is transformed. The elders, once hopeless, lonely and sad, are now happy and enthusiastic, enjoying the "supposed" success their loved ones write of in the United States. But the enjoyment is short lived, as they realize that all the wonderful stories are the same, a product of Emilio’s imagination. During this same period, Emilio meets a young girl named Elena and they have an innocent friendship that becomes their first love.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Audience Spilled
Audience
50% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 8th, 2012 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing, released as Letters to Elena
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, violence, language and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2224, 5/23/2012)
Running Time: 104 minutes
Keywords: Hispanic, Orphan, Life in a Small Town, Adopted Family, Coming of Age, Immigration
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Cartas a Elena, LLC

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Barajas Llorent
Producer    Peter Odio
Producer    Sergio Cabada
Producer    Jaime Jimenez Pons
Producer    Paul Mendoza

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 - $1,974   12 $165   $1,974 1
2012/06/09 - $2,771 +40% 12 $231   $4,745 2
2012/06/10 - $2,966 +7% 12 $247   $7,711 3
2012/06/11 - $800 -73% 12 $67   $8,511 4

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 68 $7,711   12 $643   $7,711 3

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