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The Great Invisible (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,952Details
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On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in a blaze of fire that could be seen 35 miles away, killing 11 workers and causing the worst oil spill in American history. THE GREAT INVISIBLE, the first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, is the result of four years that Alabama-born Brown spent traveling in the small towns and major cities all around the Gulf, talking to those affected. With an eye for unforgettable characters, Brown gained the trust of a wide range of people- from industry insiders to small-town fishermen, from lawyers administering BP's faulty compensation fund to the shell-shocked survivors of the initial blast (one of whom provides chilling first-person video taken onboard the Deepwater Horizon in the days leading up to the disaster). Together, their testimony adds up to a damning portrait of an industry whose lack of government oversight led to unthinkable catastrophe - a lack of oversight that has not changed, despite the widespread outrage at the time.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
91% - Fresh
74% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2014 (Limited) by RADiUS-TWC
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2346, 10/29/2014)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Environment, Corporate Malfeasance
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 7&7 Films, Gigantic Pictures, Passion Pictures, Motto Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,140 $3,572 Nov 7, 2014 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,308 $2,348 Oct 31, 2014 5


Douglas Harold Brown    Himself
Robert L. Cavnar    Himself
Kenneth Feinberg    Himself
Roosevelt Harris    Himself
Keith Jones    Himself
Latham Smith    Himself
Stephen Stone    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Margaret Brown
Producer    Jason Orans
Producer    Julie Goldman
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Diane Weyermann
Executive Producer    John Battsek
Executive Producer    Sally Jo Fifer
Editor    Robin Schwartz
Editor    Tyler Hubby
Cinematographer    Jeffrey Peixoto
Cinematographer    Adam Stone
Cinematographer    Jody Lee Lipes
Composer    David Wingo

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October 31st, 2014

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/31 94 $2,348   3 $783   $5,048 5
2014/11/07 85 $3,572 +52% 5 $714   $9,952 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/31 87 $3,680   3 $1,227   $6,380 9

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