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Eames: The Architect and the Painter (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $153,088Details
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The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mindbending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life - from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age - has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
88% - Fresh
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features, released as Eames: The Architect and the Pianter
Video Release: December 13th, 2011 by First Run Home, released as Eames: The Architect and Painter
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Artists, Architecture, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Quest Productions, Bread and Butter Films


James Franco    Narrator
Lucia Eames    Herself
Eames Demetrios    Himself
Paul Schrader    Himself
Richard Saul Wurman    Himself
Kevin Roche    Himself
Jeannine Oppewall    Herself
Deborah Sussman    Herself
Gordon Ashby    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Editor    Don Bernier
Screenwriter    Jason Cohn
Co-Producer    Camille Servan-Schreiber
Associate Producer    Arwen Curry
Composer    Michael Bacon
Executive Producer    Shirley Kessler

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 13th, 2011

December 12th, 2011

It is a surprisingly strong week on the home market with two $100 million hits, Kung Fu Panda 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack or Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Blu-ray, both of which are contenders for pick of the week. There are also several smaller releases that are also contenders for that title like The Guild: Season Five on DVD. But in the end, I gave that honor to Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame on Blu-ray. More...

Per Theater Chart: Ascent of The Descendants

November 23rd, 2011

There were only two films that were able to crack the $10,000 club this weekend, but they were both huge hits. The Descendants opened with more than $1 million in 29 theaters, for an average of $41,038. Add in the film's reviews and its Awards Season buzz and there's little doubt that the film will expand wide. Speaking of wide, the only other film in the $10,000 club was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1. The overall box office leader took in $138 million in 4,061 theaters, for an average of $34,012. More...

Weekend Estimates: Breaking Dawn Posts Fifth-Biggest Opening Weekend

November 20th, 2011

Twilight-mania continues this weekend at the box office, as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is set to post a $139.5 million opening, according to Summit's Sunday estimate. That will be the fifth-biggest weekend in history, just behind The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which remains the best in the franchise with a $142.8 million debut, which was also posted the weekend before Thanksgiving, in 2009. Breaking Dawn's Friday performance of $72 million is the third-best day in history, also just a fraction behind New Moon's first day. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II continues to hold the records for biggest weekend and day. More...

Descending on the Limited Releases

November 18th, 2011

It's a great week for limited releases, but not because there are a huge number of releases, but because this week The Descendants comes out. This is Alexander Payne's first feature-length film in seven years. (He directed a segment of Paris, je t'aime since then.) His previous three feature-length films all earned at least one Oscar nomination and it would be a major shock if this film didn't also perform well during Awards Season. There are other films coming out this week, including a few earning good reviews, but their box office chances are dwarfed by this movie's potential. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/18 53 $24,481   6 $4,080   $29,892 3
2011/11/25 56 $18,335 -25% 9 $2,037   $53,006 10
2011/12/02 51 $20,639 +13% 12 $1,720   $85,798 17
2011/12/09 57 $15,942 -23% 11 $1,449   $112,368 24
2011/12/16 66 $5,614 -65% 6 $936   $123,369 31
2011/12/23 62 $1,478 -74% 5 $296   $130,507 38
2011/12/30 68 $2,386 +61% 5 $477   $139,813 45
2012/01/06 78 $2,045 -14% 3 $682   $143,294 52
2012/01/20 92 $666   1 $666   $144,845 66
2012/03/02 111 $66   1 $66   $147,591 108

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