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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2014)

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $247,159Details
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Synopsis

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair is a documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve,” others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Clashing personalities are aggravated by the island community’s lusty free-love ethos, and when some of the islanders disappear, suspicions of murder hang in the air, leaving an unsolved mystery which remains the subject of local lore today.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 4th, 2014 (Limited) by Zeitgeist
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Reenactments, Archive Footage
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Geller Goldfine
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,042 $2,197 Jun 13, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,019 $5,235 Jun 6, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,705 $3,246 May 30, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,650 $8,066 May 23, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,792 $15,046 May 16, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,104 $19,715 May 9, 2014 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,866 $28,941 Apr 25, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,707 $22,843 Apr 18, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,490 $18,535 Apr 11, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,330 $5,185 Apr 4, 2014 3

Cast

Cate Blanchett    Dore Strauch
Sebastian Koch    Heinz Wittmer
Thomas Kretschmann    Friedrich Ritter
Diane Kruger    Margret Wittmer
Connie Nielsen    Baroness Eloise von Wagner
Josh Radnor    John Garth
Gustaf Skarsgard    Rolf Blomberg
Octavio Latorre    Himself
Fritz Hieber    Himself
Jacqueline Gil De Roy    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Dayna Goldfine
Screenwriter    Daniel Geller
Screenwriter    Celeste Schaefer Snyder
Producer    Daniel Geller
Producer    Dayna Goldfine
Producer    Celeste Schaefer Snyder
Executive Producer    Jonathan Dana
Editor    Bill Weber
Composer    Laura Karpman
Casting Director    Margery Simkin
Cinematographer    Daniel Geller
Associate Producer    William McComas

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/04 79 $5,185   1 $5,185   $5,185 3
2014/04/11 54 $18,535 +257% 4 $4,634   $27,045 10
2014/04/18 51 $22,843 +23% 8 $2,855   $60,184 17
2014/04/25 52 $28,941 +27% 14 $2,067   $109,583 24
2014/05/09 56 $19,715   12 $1,643   $179,633 38
2014/05/16 56 $15,046 -24% 15 $1,003   $205,468 45
2014/05/23 59 $8,066 -46% 11 $733   $219,009 52
2014/05/30 69 $3,246 -60% 5 $649   $226,412 59
2014/06/06 75 $5,235 +61% 3 $1,745   $233,511 66
2014/06/13 86 $2,197 -58% 1 $2,197   $238,781 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/26 - $2,276   11 $207   $221,285 53

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/04 71 $8,510   1 $8,510   $8,510 7
2014/04/11 51 $28,831 +239% 4 $7,208   $37,341 14
2014/04/18 48 $43,301 +50% 9 $4,811   $80,642 21
2014/04/25 48 $42,153 -3% 14 $3,011   $122,795 28
2014/05/02 53 $37,123 -12% 13 $2,856   $159,918 35
2014/05/09 51 $30,504 -18% 12 $2,542   $190,422 42
2014/05/16 50 $20,521 -33% 15 $1,368   $210,943 49
2014/05/23 61 $12,223 -40% 11 $1,111   $223,166 56
2014/05/30 73 $5,110 -58% 5 $1,022   $228,276 63
2014/06/06 76 $8,308 +63% 4 $2,077   $236,584 70
2014/06/13 82 $5,704 -31% 1 $5,704   $242,288 77
2014/06/20 91 $2,367 -59% 2 $1,184   $244,655 84
2014/07/11 82 $2,504   1 $2,504   $247,159 105

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