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Girl Model (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,154Details
International Box Office $1,109Details
Worldwide Box Office $22,263
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  8. Trailer


Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, Girl Model follows a complex global supply chain of young girls sent abroad to seek their fortunes in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry. Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. Girl Model follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home in Russia and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley's initial discovery of Nadya, they rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya's optimism about rescuing her family from financial hardship grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 5th, 2012 (Limited)
International Releases: July 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
Video Release: February 12th, 2013 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 77 minutes
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Keywords: Fashion, Models, Big Break, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Epilogue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Carnivalesque Films, Dogwood Films, POV
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,788 $62 Nov 30, 2012 89
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,579 $267 Nov 16, 2012 75
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,534 $243 Oct 19, 2012 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,907 $645 Oct 12, 2012 40
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,971 $723 Sep 21, 2012 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,749 $5,849 Sep 14, 2012 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,884 $6,864 Sep 7, 2012 5


Ashley Arbough    Herself
Nadya Vall    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    David Redmon
Producer    Ashley Sabin
Cinematographer    David Redmon
Cinematographer    Ashley Sabin
Consulting Producer    Marcy Garriott
Consulting Producer    Robert Garriott
Editor    David Redmon
Editor    Ashley Sabin
Second Editor    Darius Marder
Second Editor    Alan Canant
Composer    Matthew Dougherty
Composer    Eric Taxier

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 12th, 2013

February 12th, 2013

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Featured DVD Review: Girl Model

February 10th, 2013

Girl Model is a documentary on modeling, which is a profession that most people associate with glamor. Is that an accurate assessment? That's what this film will try and show us. Is it effective in that goal? Will those interested in fashion want to check it out? Does it have wider appeal? More...

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...

Limited Releases: Girls' Night Out

September 7th, 2012

There are ten films on this week's list, including a couple that are earning quite a bit of buzz for limited releases: The Inbetweeners Movie and Bachelorette. Unfortunately, neither of those films is earning great reviews. There are some films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, including the documentary Girl Model and Keep the Lights On. Let's hope some films manage to find an audience in limited release, but it could be tough. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/07 79 $6,864   1 $6,864   $6,864 5
2012/09/14 79 $5,849 -15% 5 $1,170   $14,943 12
2012/09/21 100 $723 -88% 3 $241   $18,816 19
2012/10/12 92 $645   1 $645   $19,914 40
2012/10/19 104 $243 -62% 1 $243   $20,592 47
2012/11/16 102 $267   1 $267   $21,092 75
2012/11/30 100 $62   1 $62   $21,154 89

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/07 80 $7,128   1 $7,128   $9,094 9
2012/09/14 78 $8,999 +26% 5 $1,800   $18,093 16
2012/09/21 102 $1,176 -87% 3 $392   $19,269 23
2012/10/12 96 $1,080   1 $1,080   $20,349 44
2012/10/19 111 $386 -64% 1 $386   $20,735 51
2012/10/26 109 $90 -77% 1 $90   $20,825 58
2012/11/16 107 $267   1 $267   $21,092 79
2012/11/30 103 $62   1 $62   $21,154 93

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Netherlands 7/12/2012 $1,109 5 5 5 $1,109 12/11/2015
International Total$1,109 12/11/2015

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