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Cartel Land (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $704,352Details
International Box Office $34,543Details
Worldwide Box Office $738,895
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Synopsis

In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley - a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley - Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico's drug wars from seeping across our border.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 3rd, 2015 (Limited) by The Orchard
International Releases: September 4th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: September 29th, 2015 by The Orchard
MPAA Rating: R for violent disturbing images, language, drug content and brief sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2379, 6/24/2015)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: War on Drugs, Drug Cartels, Organized Crime, Mexico, Hispanic, Smuggler
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Our Time Projects, The Documentary Group, Whitewater Films
Production Countries: Mexico,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,466 $430 Nov 13, 2015 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,677 $569 Nov 6, 2015 129
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,299 $350 Oct 23, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,437 $970 Oct 16, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,696 $1,089 Oct 9, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,092 $964 Oct 2, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,562 $582 Sep 25, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,610 $2,023 Sep 18, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,884 $2,954 Sep 11, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,713 $9,115 Sep 4, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,072 $9,516 Aug 28, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,396 $11,618 Aug 21, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,584 $19,367 Aug 14, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,999 $22,232 Aug 7, 2015 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,959 $86,000 Jul 24, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,140 $124,000 Jul 17, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,651 $99,494 Jul 10, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,488 $15,581 Jul 3, 2015 3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Matthew Heineman
Producer    Tom Yellin
Co-Producer    Myles Estey
Executive Producer    Kathryn Bigelow
Executive Producer    Molly Thompson
Executive Producer    Robert DeBitetto
Executive Producer    David McKillop
Co-Executive Producer    Robert A. Compton
Co-Executive Producer    Donna Gruneich
Co-Executive Producer    Kevin Gruneich
Co-Executive Producer    Gabriel Rosenzvit
Cinematographer    Matthew Heineman
Cinematographer    Matt Porwoll
Composer    H. Scott Salinas
Composer    Jackson Greenberg
Editor    Matthew Hamachek
Editor    Matthew Heineman
Editor    Bradley J. Ross
Editor    Pax Wassermann

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Per Theater Chart: Amy Earns an A

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/03 50 $15,581   2 $7,791   $15,581 3
2015/07/10 28 $99,494 +539% 20 $4,975   $129,049 10
2015/07/17 28 $124,000 +25% 59 $2,102   $311,508 17
2015/07/24 34 $86,000 -31% 65 $1,323   $468,000 24
2015/08/07 54 $22,232   25 $889   $595,727 38
2015/08/14 58 $19,367 -13% 24 $807   $624,430 45
2015/08/21 68 $11,618 -40% 18 $645   $645,613 52
2015/08/28 72 $9,516 -18% 12 $793   $661,343 59
2015/09/04 75 $9,115 -4% 12 $760   $676,294 66
2015/09/11 91 $2,954 -68% 12 $246   $688,840 73
2015/09/18 93 $2,023 -32% 7 $289   $693,874 80
2015/09/25 106 $582 -71% 5 $116   $695,448 87
2015/10/02 109 $964 +66% 3 $321   $697,787 94
2015/10/09 92 $1,089 +13% 3 $363   $700,846 101
2015/10/16 88 $970 -11% 3 $323   $702,346 108
2015/10/23 96 $350 -64% 1 $350   $703,046 115
2015/11/06 100 $569   1 $569   $703,682 129
2015/11/13 98 $430 -24% 1 $430   $704,352 136

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/03 50 $29,555   2 $14,778   $29,555 7
2015/07/10 29 $157,953 +434% 20 $7,898   $187,508 14
2015/07/17 29 $194,955 +23% 59 $3,304   $382,463 21
2015/07/24 36 $131,075 -33% 65 $2,017   $513,538 28
2015/07/31 46 $59,957 -54% 43 $1,394   $573,495 35
2015/08/07 58 $31,568 -47% 25 $1,263   $605,063 42
2015/09/18 95 $3,015   7 $431   $694,866 84
2015/09/25 105 $1,957 -35% 5 $391   $696,823 91
2015/10/02 101 $2,934 +50% 3 $978   $699,757 98
2015/10/09 93 $1,619 -45% 3 $540   $701,376 105
2015/10/16 104 $1,320 -18% 3 $440   $702,696 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 9/4/2015 $34,543 23 23 23 $34,543 9/9/2015
 
International Total$34,543 9/9/2015

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