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How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr. Foster? (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,013Details
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Born in Manchester, England, on the wrong side of the tracks, Norman Foster rose from a humble working class background to become one of the premiere modern architects of our time. Beautifully filmed in over ten countries and homing in on his most iconic works, including London's Swiss Re Tower, New York's Hearst Building, Berlin's Reichstag, Beijing Airport's International Terminal and the breathtaking Millau Viaduct, over the Gorges du Tarn in France, HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BUILDING WEIGH, MR. FOSTER is an unprecedented exploration of an architect whose quest is to improve the quality of life through design, and his work, which offers striking solutions to humanity's increasing demands.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
55% - Rotten
61% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 25th, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features, released as How Much Does Your Building Weight Mr. Foster
Video Release: June 19th, 2012 by First Run Home, released as How Much Does Your Building Weight Mr. Foster
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Architecture, Voiceover/Narration, Artists, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Art Commissioners, Aiete Ariane Films
Production Countries: Spain,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,554 $1,698 Feb 17, 2012 26
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,819 $799 Feb 3, 2012 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,871 $2,759 Jan 27, 2012 5


Norman Foster    Himself
Dejan Sudjic    Narrator
Richard Serra    Himself
Anish Kapoor    Himself
Paul Goldberger    Himself
Carl Abbott    Himself
Alain de Botton    Himself
Nigel Dancy    Himself
Laretta Law    Herself
Mouzhan Majidi    Himself
Stefan Behling    Himself
Jurgen Happ    Himself

Production and Technical Credits


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 19th, 2012

June 18th, 2012

There are a trio of wide releases coming out on the home market this weekend; however, two of them were box office bombs, while the only one that did reasonably well at the box office was absolutely eviscerated by critics. Project X will likely be the best selling new release of the week, but that's not a good sign, as it made just over $50 million in theaters. Additionally, according to, the top ten best selling new releases include a trio of catalogue titles making their Blu-ray debut. We are not talking about classics that are finally making the leap to high definition. We are talking about films like Newsies, which earned less than $3 million during its original theatrical run. As for potential Pick of the Week winners, there were a few contenders. Jeff, Who Lives At Home is an excellent film, but the DVD and the Blu-ray have absolutely no extras. Wilfred: Season One could be a winner, but I didn't get a chance to see the show when it first aired, and the DVD / Blu-ray is late. The screener is also late for Louie: Season Two, but at least I've seen season one and the DVD or Blu-ray is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Truth Above Beauty

January 31st, 2012

There was only one film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. An Inconsistant Truth opened with $20,733 in its lone theater, but with still no reviews, its long term chances are still unknown. The phrase, "preaching to the choir" does spring to mind. More...

Limited Releases are Looking To Oscars for Help

January 27th, 2012

The Oscars are drawing a lot of attention away from limited releases, as is normally the case this time of year. However, this week there is a film hoping the Oscar nominations will give them a boost. Albert Nobbs picked up three nods, which should give it a boost at the box office, but whether or not it is enough to overcome other obstacles it yet to be seen. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/27 75 $2,759   1 $2,759   $7,058 5
2012/02/03 83 $799 -71% 2 $400   $10,376 12
2012/02/17 87 $1,698   4 $425   $12,430 26

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/27 65 $4,820   1 $4,820   $9,577 9
2012/02/03 82 $1,155 -76% 2 $578   $10,732 16
2012/02/17 97 $2,281   4 $570   $13,013 30

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