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Gerhard Richter Painting (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $242,646Details
International Box Office $1,211,284
Worldwide Box Office $1,453,930
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. Infamously media-shy, he agreed to appear on camera for the first time in 15 years for a 2007 short by filmmaker Corinna Belz called Gerhard Richter’s Window. Her follow-up, Gerhard Richter Painting, is exactly that: a thrilling document of Richter’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns Belz’s portrait of an artist into a work of art itself.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 14th, 2012 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: September 25th, 2012 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Artists, Biography, Cinema Verite
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Zero One Film, Terz Film, WDR, MDR, Arte
Production Countries: Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 1,197 $863 Aug 3, 2012 145
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 638 $863 Aug 3, 2012 145
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 346 $863 Aug 3, 2012 145
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,487 $1,557 Jul 20, 2012 131
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 722 $1,557 Jul 20, 2012 131
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 167 $1,557 Jul 20, 2012 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,651 $2,184 Jul 13, 2012 124
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 752 $2,184 Jul 13, 2012 124
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 91 $2,184 Jul 13, 2012 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,213 $673 Jul 6, 2012 117
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,134 $673 Jul 6, 2012 117
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,116 $337 Jul 6, 2012 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,236 $2,239 Jun 29, 2012 110
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,000 $2,239 Jun 29, 2012 110
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 472 $1,120 Jun 29, 2012 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,104 $6,352 Jun 22, 2012 103
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 763 $6,352 Jun 22, 2012 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 271 $1,588 Jun 22, 2012 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,092 $13,689 Jun 15, 2012 96
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 636 $13,689 Jun 15, 2012 96
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 143 $2,282 Jun 15, 2012 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,654 $446 Jun 8, 2012 89
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,803 $446 Jun 8, 2012 89
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,520 $446 Jun 8, 2012 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,851 $1,133 Jun 1, 2012 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,786 $1,133 Jun 1, 2012 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,773 $378 Jun 1, 2012 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,113 $1,977 May 25, 2012 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,790 $1,977 May 25, 2012 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,477 $659 May 25, 2012 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,293 $3,284 May 18, 2012 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,744 $3,284 May 18, 2012 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 983 $1,095 May 18, 2012 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,447 $5,521 May 11, 2012 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,675 $5,521 May 11, 2012 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 514 $1,840 May 11, 2012 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 4,215 $17,297 May 4, 2012 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,300 $17,297 May 4, 2012 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 597 $1,922 May 4, 2012 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,483 $5,169 Apr 27, 2012 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,111 $5,169 Apr 27, 2012 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,366 $1,292 Apr 27, 2012 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,909 $5,888 Apr 20, 2012 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,254 $5,888 Apr 20, 2012 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 946 $1,963 Apr 20, 2012 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,322 $7,396 Apr 13, 2012 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,406 $7,396 Apr 13, 2012 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,734 $1,479 Apr 13, 2012 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,966 $6,755 Apr 6, 2012 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,765 $6,755 Apr 6, 2012 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,901 $1,689 Apr 6, 2012 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,282 $11,394 Mar 30, 2012 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,836 $11,394 Mar 30, 2012 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,963 $2,279 Mar 30, 2012 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,355 $21,887 Mar 23, 2012 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,710 $21,887 Mar 23, 2012 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,964 $3,648 Mar 23, 2012 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,832 $13,537 Mar 16, 2012 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,918 $13,537 Mar 16, 2012 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 887 $13,537 Mar 16, 2012 5
Theater Average Limited Release 1,310 $13,537 Mar 16, 2012 5
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 47 $13,537 Mar 16, 2012 5
Never Wide Domestic 3,499 $242,646 Mar 14, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,000 $242,646 Mar 14, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,418 8 Mar 14, 2012 0

Cast

Gerhard Richter    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Sound Designer    Dominik Schleier
Re-recording Mixer    Martin Steyer
Editor    Stephen Krumbiegel
Director of Photography    Johann Feindt
Director of Photography    Frank Kranstedt
Director of Photography    Dieter Sturmer
Director of Photography    Andy Schocken
Line Producer    Tassilo Aschauer
Producer    Thomas Kufus
Screenwriter    Corinna Belz
Director   

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Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/16 69 $13,537   1 $13,537   $20,371 5
2012/03/23 59 $21,887 +62% 6 $3,648   $54,213 12
2012/03/30 70 $11,394 -48% 5 $2,279   $83,290 19
2012/04/06 60 $6,755 -41% 4 $1,689   $96,758 26
2012/04/13 75 $7,396 +9% 5 $1,479   $112,172 33
2012/04/20 82 $5,888 -20% 3 $1,963   $124,592 40
2012/04/27 89 $5,169 -12% 4 $1,292   $134,609 47
2012/05/04 59 $17,297 +235% 9 $1,922   $152,229 54
2012/05/11 79 $5,521 -68% 3 $1,840   $166,746 61
2012/05/18 76 $3,284 -41% 3 $1,095   $176,137 68
2012/05/25 63 $1,977 -40% 3 $659   $184,074 75
2012/06/01 100 $1,133 -43% 3 $378   $188,171 82
2012/06/08 108 $446 -61% 1 $446   $188,616 89
2012/06/15 61 $13,689 +2,969% 6 $2,282   $203,523 96
2012/06/22 72 $6,352 -54% 4 $1,588   $220,435 103
2012/06/29 75 $2,239 -65% 2 $1,120   $228,608 110
2012/07/06 89 $673 -70% 2 $337   $231,051 117
2012/07/13 73 $2,184 +225% 1 $2,184   $233,937 124
2012/07/20 80 $1,557 -29% 1 $1,557   $237,491 131
2012/08/03 89 $863   1 $863   $238,354 145

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 89 $6,835   1 $6,835   $6,835 2
2012/03/16 63 $25,492 +273% 1 $25,492   $32,326 9
2012/03/23 56 $39,570 +55% 6 $6,595   $71,896 16
2012/03/30 68 $18,107 -54% 5 $3,621   $90,003 23
2012/04/06 71 $14,773 -18% 6 $2,462   $104,776 30
2012/04/13 71 $13,928 -6% 7 $1,990   $118,704 37
2012/04/20 80 $10,736 -23% 3 $3,579   $129,440 44
2012/04/27 85 $5,492 -49% 4 $1,373   $134,932 51
2012/05/04 58 $26,293 +379% 9 $2,921   $161,225 58
2012/05/11 70 $11,628 -56% 3 $3,876   $172,853 65
2012/05/18 59 $9,244 -21% 5 $1,849   $182,097 72
2012/05/25 61 $4,941 -47% 4 $1,235   $187,038 79
2012/06/01 101 $1,132 -77% 2 $566   $188,170 86
2012/06/08 102 $1,663 +47% 2 $832   $189,834 93
2012/06/15 56 $24,249 +1,358% 6 $4,042   $214,083 100
2012/06/22 71 $12,286 -49% 4 $3,072   $226,369 107
2012/06/29 77 $4,009 -67% 2 $2,005   $230,378 114
2012/07/06 85 $1,375 -66% 2 $688   $231,753 121
2012/07/13 74 $4,181 +204% 1 $4,181   $235,934 128
2012/07/20 80 $1,557 -63% 1 $1,557   $237,491 135
2012/08/03 78 $5,155   2 $2,578   $242,646 149

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