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Elena (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,866Details
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Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with dreams of becoming an actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during the military dictatorship, and she leaves behind Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra goes to New York to pursue acting… and in search of Elena.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
89% - Fresh
78% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 30th, 2014 (Limited) by Variance Films/Syndicado
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Father's Footsteps, Models, Performing Arts, Immigration, Culture Clash, Biography, Depression, Suicide, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Busca Vida Films
Production Countries: Brazil,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,684 $6,129 Jun 13, 2014 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,168 $10,341 May 30, 2014 3


Elena Andrade    Herself
Petra Costa    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Petra Costa
Screenwriter    Carolina Ziskind
Producer    Petra Costa
Executive Producer    Tim Robbins
Executive Producer    Fernando Meirelles
Editor    Marilia Moraes
Editor    Tina Baz Le Gal
Cinematographer    Janice D'Avila
Cinematographer    Miguel Vassy
Cinematographer    Will Etchebehere
Sound Designer    Olivier Goinard
Music Supervisor    Patricia Portaro
Art Director    Martha Kiss Perrone
Art Director    Alonso Pafyeze
Art Director    Lorena Ortiz

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June 3rd, 2014

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June 1st, 2014

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May 30th, 2014

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/30 55 $10,341   1 $10,341   $10,341 3
2014/06/13 71 $6,129   1 $6,129   $23,278 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/30 56 $14,870   1 $14,870   $14,870 7
2014/06/06 91 $2,279 -85% 2 $1,140   $17,149 14
2014/06/13 76 $7,298 +220% 1 $7,298   $24,555 21
2014/06/20 95 $1,311 -82% 1 $1,311   $25,866 28

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