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Detropia (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $390,024Details
International Box Office $146
Worldwide Box Office $390,170
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  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Fresh
Audience
63% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 7th, 2012 (Limited) by Loki Films
Video Release: January 15th, 2013 by Docurama Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: African-American, Poverty, Political, Class Warfare
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Loki Films, Ford Foundation, Just Films, Impact Partners, Vital Projects, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,174 $5,872 Nov 23, 2012 80
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,396 $26,450 Oct 19, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,244 $16,215 Oct 12, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,341 $29,265 Oct 5, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,911 $27,315 Sep 28, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,343 $33,093 Sep 21, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,607 $42,054 Sep 14, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,380 $17,414 Sep 7, 2012 3

Cast

Tommy Stevens    Himself
Crystal Starr    Herself
George McGregor    Himself
Phil Cooley    Himself
Dave Bing    Himself
Steve Coy    Himself
Dorota Coy    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Producer    Heidi Ewing
Producer    Rachel Grady
Producer    Craig Atkinson
Executive Producer    Dan Cogan
Executive Producer    David Menschel

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September 16th, 2012

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Per Theater Chart: Utopia for Detropia

September 12th, 2012

There were three new releases that topped $10,000 on the per theater chart. Detropia led the way with $17,414 in one theater. It should expand, but as a documentary, it will likely not expand wide. Hello I Must Be Going earned an average of $11,952 in two theaters, while Keep the Lights On was right behind with an average of $11,115 in five theaters. More...

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September 9th, 2012

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September 7th, 2012

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/07 66 $17,414   1 $17,414   $17,414 3
2012/09/14 52 $42,054 +141% 5 $8,411   $68,179 10
2012/09/21 58 $33,093 -21% 11 $3,008   $127,308 17
2012/09/28 62 $27,315 -17% 11 $2,483   $177,878 24
2012/10/05 55 $29,265 +7% 11 $2,660   $218,378 31
2012/10/12 56 $16,215 -45% 11 $1,474   $253,458 38
2012/10/19 52 $26,450 +63% 24 $1,102   $287,639 45
2012/11/23 68 $5,872   5 $1,174   $356,172 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/07 66 $26,125   1 $26,125   $26,125 7
2012/09/14 52 $68,090 +161% 5 $13,618   $94,215 14
2012/09/21 58 $52,175 -23% 11 $4,743   $150,563 21
2012/09/28 65 $38,550 -26% 11 $3,505   $189,113 28
2012/10/05 51 $48,131 +25% 11 $4,376   $237,243 35
2012/10/12 59 $23,946 -50% 11 $2,177   $261,189 42
2012/10/19 54 $36,940 +54% 24 $1,539   $298,129 49
2012/10/26 74 $11,285 -69% 11 $1,026   $309,414 56
2012/11/02 70 $16,858 +49% 14 $1,204   $326,272 63
2012/11/09 65 $17,808 +6% 14 $1,272   $344,080 70
2012/11/16 71 $6,220 -65% 6 $1,037   $350,300 77
2012/11/23 72 $8,154 +31% 5 $1,631   $358,454 84
2012/11/30 87 $3,355 -59% 4 $839   $361,809 91
2012/12/07 93 $2,911 -13% 3 $970   $364,720 98
2012/12/14 81 $4,551 +56% 3 $1,517   $369,271 105
2012/12/21 68 $908 -80% 2 $454   $370,179 112
2012/12/28 58 $7,040 +675% 4 $1,760   $377,219 119
2013/01/04 81 $2,808 -60% 2 $1,404   $380,027 126
2013/01/11 82 $1,318 -53% 1 $1,318   $381,345 133
2013/01/25 88 $678   2 $339   $382,023 147
2013/02/22 72 $7,901   4 $1,975   $390,024 175

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