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Girl Rising (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $849,484Details
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Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 7,981 $849,484
All Time Worldwide Box Office 10,374 $849,484
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,670 $849,484

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 7th, 2013 (Limited) by Gathr Films
Video Release: March 4th, 2014 by Docurama Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing images.
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Agitprop, Arranged Marriage, Slavery, Child Abuse, African-American, Sex Crimes, Kidnap, Intertitle, Poverty, Orphan, Segments, Animated Sequences, Prostitution, Digital Cinematography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Vulcan Productions, 10x10, Intel, The Documentary Group, CNN Films, Gathr
Production Countries: Cambodia,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 3,281 $98,668 Apr 19, 2013 46
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 728 $98,668 Apr 19, 2013 46
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,492 $580 Apr 19, 2013 46
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,066 $11,219 Apr 5, 2013 32
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,175 $11,219 Apr 5, 2013 32
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,344 $1,870 Apr 5, 2013 32
Theater Average Limited Release 21,070 $1,870 Apr 5, 2013 32
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 724 $1,870 Apr 5, 2013 32
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,393 $3,798 Mar 29, 2013 25
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,147 $3,798 Mar 29, 2013 25
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,421 $1,266 Mar 29, 2013 25
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,399 $81,640 Mar 8, 2013 4
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,642 $81,640 Mar 8, 2013 4
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,174 $1,183 Mar 8, 2013 4
Never Wide Domestic 2,094 $849,484 Mar 7, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,613 $849,484 Mar 7, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 781 101 Mar 7, 2013 0


Meryl Streep    Narrator
Anne Hathaway    Narrator
Cate Blanchett    Narrator
Selena Gomez    Narrator
Freida Pinto    Narrator
Kerry Washington    Narrator
Chloë Grace Moretz    Narrator
Priyanka Chopra    Narrator
Alicia Keys    Narrator
Liam Neeson    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Marie Arana
Screenwriter    Edwidge Danticat
Screenwriter    Priyanka Chopra
Screenwriter    Mona Eltahawy
Screenwriter    Aminatta Forna
Screenwriter    Maaza Mengiste
Screenwriter    Manjushree Thapa
Screenwriter    Sooni Taraporevala
Screenwriter    Zarghuna Kargar
Screenwriter    Loung Ung
Producer    Martha Adams
Producer    Richard Robbins
Producer    Tom Yellin
Executive Producer    Tom Yellin
Executive Producer    Holly Gordon
Executive Producer    Paul G. Allen
Executive Producer    Jody Allen
Composer    Lorne Balfe
Composer    Rachel Portman
Editor    Gillian McCarthy

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March 5th, 2014

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 4th, 2014

March 3rd, 2014

This week there are a couple massive releases on the home market. 12 Years a Slave just earned the Best Picture Oscar, so it's the perfect time to release it on DVD or Blu-ray. The biggest release of the week is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but it doesn't come out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack till Friday, so I will get the review online in a couple of days. On the flip side, those two releases seem to have scared away most of the competition, because there's almost nothing else worth talking about. (There's an exercise video in the top five new releases on That almost never happens.) As for the Pick of the Week, it's 12 Years a Slave on Blu-ray. It's not the only release coming out on Tuesday that's worth buying. I recommend picking up Girl Rising on DVD as well, while Venture Bros.: Season Five on DVD or Blu-ray is also worth the money. More...

Featured DVD Review: Girl Rising

March 3rd, 2014

Girl Rising is a documentary that opened last March. Its opening weekend per theater average was only mixed, but it stuck around in theaters long enough to top $1 million. That's a great run for a documentary. Is it also one of the better documentaries I've seen during the past year? More...

Contest: Don't Not Stop

February 21st, 2014

February ends with two wide releases, Son of God and Non-Stop. Son of God is a real wildcard and it could tap into the churchgoing demographic and become a surprise hit. On the other hand, since it is just a re-cut of a TV mini-series that its target audience got to see for free last year, it could flop. Non-Stop is much more likely to be the big hit of the weekend and should finally end The LEGO Movie's reign on top. I'm not sure where it will fit with the other Liam Neeson early year movies, but it should be the number one film during its opening weekend, making it the clear choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Non-Stop. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a copy of Girl Rising on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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February 19th, 2014

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February 11th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/08 38 $81,640   69 $1,183   $81,640 4
2013/03/29 94 $3,798   3 $1,266   $514,980 25
2013/04/05 70 $11,219 +195% 6 $1,870   $589,713 32
2013/04/19 36 $98,668   170 $580   $849,484 46

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/07 14 $143,627   69 $2,082   $143,627 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/01 36 $143,627   69 $2,082   $143,627 1
2013/03/29 52 $67,312   3 $22,437   $578,494 29
2013/04/19 40 $98,668   170 $580   $849,484 50

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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