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Daughters of the Dust (1992)

Daughters of the Dust
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,701,575Details
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Synopsis

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 7,145 $1,701,575
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,219 $1,701,575

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 3rd, 1992 (Limited) by Kino International
November 18th, 2016 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group, released as Daughters of the Dust (Re-Issue)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: Slavery, 1900s, African-American
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Cohen Media Group, American Playhouse, WMG, Geechee Girls
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 189 $8,745 Jul 24, 1992 206
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 193 $13,133 Jul 17, 1992 199
Biggest Domestic 28th Weekend 203 $17,908 Jul 10, 1992 192
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 207 $24,258 Jul 3, 1992 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 234 $28,854 Jun 26, 1992 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 225 $43,486 Jun 19, 1992 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 316 $28,631 Jun 12, 1992 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 377 $30,632 Jun 5, 1992 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 409 $39,027 May 29, 1992 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 374 $66,526 May 22, 1992 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 625 $29,556 May 15, 1992 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 687 $41,678 May 8, 1992 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 909 $30,029 May 1, 1992 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,058 $34,429 Apr 24, 1992 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,138 $46,704 Apr 17, 1992 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,112 $71,912 Apr 10, 1992 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,240 $79,685 Apr 3, 1992 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,522 $73,705 Mar 27, 1992 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,678 $79,400 Mar 20, 1992 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 2,069 $68,990 Mar 13, 1992 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,456 $63,240 Mar 6, 1992 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3,162 $43,320 Feb 28, 1992 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,983 $24,638 Feb 21, 1992 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 4,535 $23,201 Feb 14, 1992 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,252 $17,229 Feb 7, 1992 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,057 $11,283 Jan 31, 1992 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,474 $14,357 Jan 24, 1992 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,934 $18,185 Jan 17, 1992 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,700 $6,411 Jan 10, 1992 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,616 $4,624 Jan 3, 1992 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,441 $1,701,575 Jan 3, 1992 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,938 $1,701,575 Jan 3, 1992 0

Cast

Adisa Anderson    Eli Peazant
   Yellow Mary Peazant
   Viola Peazant
   Nana Peazant
Geraldine Dunston    Viola’s Mother
Vertamae Grosvener    Woman wearing hat
Tommy Redmond Hicks    Mr. Snead
Kaycee Moore    Haagar Peazant
Eartha Robinson    Myown Peazant
Alva Rogers    Eula Peazant
Cornell Royal    Daddy Mac Peazant
Catherine Tarver    Woman with baby
Bahni Turpin    Iona Peazant
Kai-Lynn Warren    The Unborn Child

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Julie Dash
Producer    Julie Dash
Producer    Arthur Jafa
Production Designer    Kerry James Marshall
Executive Producer    Lindsay Law
Editor    Amy Carey
Editor    Joseph Burton
Composer    John Barnes
Associate Producer    Floyd Webb
Art Director    Michael Kelly Williams

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1992/01/03 11 $4,624   1 $4,624   $4,624 3
1992/01/10 13 $6,411 +39% 1 $6,411   $14,117 10
1992/01/17 11 $18,185 +184% 1 $18,185   $36,576 17
1992/01/24 11 $14,357 -21% 1 $14,357   $65,811 24
1992/01/31 11 $11,283 -21% 1 $11,283   $91,258 31
1992/02/07 11 $17,229 +53% 1 $17,229   $119,770 38
1992/02/14 11 $23,201 +35% 1 $23,201   $160,200 45
1992/02/21 11 $24,638 +6% 2 $12,319   $200,305 52
1992/02/28 11 $43,320 +76% 3 $14,440   $263,960 59
1992/03/06 11 $63,240 +46% 7 $9,034   $346,340 66
1992/03/13 13 $68,990 +9% 10 $6,899   $439,224 73
1992/03/20 11 $79,400 +15% 13 $6,108   $552,762 80
1992/03/27 11 $73,705 -7% 14 $5,265   $661,102 87
1992/04/03 13 $79,685 +8% 17 $4,687   $767,645 94
1992/04/10 13 $71,912 -10% 19 $3,785   $877,845 101
1992/04/17 15 $46,704 -35% 14 $3,336   $960,736 108
1992/04/24 14 $34,429 -26% 15 $2,295   $1,018,457 115
1992/05/01 13 $30,029 -13% 15 $2,002   $1,059,137 122
1992/05/08 13 $41,678 +39% 16 $2,605   $1,117,351 129
1992/05/15 12 $29,556 -29% 18 $1,642   $1,176,779 136
1992/05/22 12 $66,526 +125% 17 $3,913   $1,260,780 143
1992/05/29 12 $39,027 -41% 17 $2,296   $1,310,875 150
1992/06/05 12 $30,632 -22% 19 $1,612   $1,358,233 157
1992/06/12 13 $28,631 -7% 17 $1,684   $1,401,460 164
1992/06/19 14 $43,486 +52% 17 $2,558   $1,457,005 171
1992/06/26 14 $28,854 -34% 17 $1,697   $1,523,792 178
1992/07/03 15 $24,258 -16% 14 $1,733   $1,563,566 185
1992/07/10 12 $17,908 -26% 13 $1,378   $1,602,705 192
1992/07/17 12 $13,133 -27% 8 $1,642   $1,626,606 199
1992/07/24 12 $8,745 -33% 4 $2,186   $1,640,678 206
2016/11/18 58 $10,842   1 $10,842   $1,651,520 9,089
2016/11/25 58 $9,068 -16% 1 $9,068   $1,682,280 9,096
2016/12/02 60 $7,232 -20% 4 $1,808   $40,465 9,103
2016/12/09 70 $2,178 -70% 2 $1,089   $1,701,575 9,110

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1992/01/03 0 $7,706   1 $7,706   $7,706 7
1992/01/10 0 $10,685 +39% 1 $10,685   $18,391 14
1992/01/17 0 $33,063 +209% 1 $33,063   $51,454 21
1992/01/24 0 $28,521 -14% 1 $28,521   $79,975 28
1992/01/31 0 $22,566 -21% 1 $22,566   $102,541 35
1992/02/07 0 $34,458 +53% 1 $34,458   $136,999 42
1992/02/14 0 $38,668 +12% 1 $38,668   $175,667 49
1992/02/21 0 $44,973 +16% 2 $22,487   $220,640 56
1992/02/28 0 $62,460 +39% 3 $20,820   $283,100 63
1992/03/06 0 $87,134 +40% 7 $12,448   $370,234 70
1992/03/13 0 $103,128 +18% 10 $10,313   $473,362 77
1992/03/20 0 $114,035 +11% 13 $8,772   $587,397 84
1992/03/27 0 $100,563 -12% 14 $7,183   $687,960 91
1992/04/03 0 $117,973 +17% 17 $6,940   $805,933 98
1992/04/10 0 $108,099 -8% 19 $5,689   $914,032 105
1992/04/17 0 $69,996 -35% 14 $5,000   $984,028 112
1992/04/24 0 $45,080 -36% 15 $3,005   $1,029,108 119
1992/05/01 0 $46,565 +3% 15 $3,104   $1,075,673 126
1992/05/08 0 $71,550 +54% 16 $4,472   $1,147,223 133
1992/05/15 0 $47,031 -34% 18 $2,613   $1,194,254 140
1992/05/22 0 $77,594 +65% 17 $4,564   $1,271,848 147
1992/05/29 0 $55,753 -28% 17 $3,280   $1,327,601 154
1992/06/05 0 $45,228 -19% 19 $2,380   $1,372,829 161
1992/06/12 0 $40,690 -10% 17 $2,394   $1,413,519 168
1992/06/19 0 $81,419 +100% 17 $4,789   $1,494,938 175
1992/06/26 0 $44,370 -46% 17 $2,610   $1,539,308 182
1992/07/03 0 $45,489 +3% 14 $3,249   $1,584,797 189
1992/07/10 0 $28,676 -37% 13 $2,206   $1,613,473 196
1992/07/17 0 $18,460 -36% 8 $2,308   $1,631,933 203
2016/11/18 64 $12,624   1 $12,624   $1,673,212 9,093
2016/11/25 56 $20,609 +63% 3 $6,870   $1,693,821 9,100
2016/12/02 73 $5,576 -73% 4 $1,394   $1,699,397 9,107