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Ivory Tower (2014)

Ivory Tower poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $99,555Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $527,959 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,852 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $538,811
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? Through interviews at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and Sebastian Thrun’s Udacity—among several others—the film suggests that colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. Along the way it finds programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women’s college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences may endure.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 10,807 $99,555
All Time Worldwide Box Office 13,641 $99,555
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,828 $99,555

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 13th, 2014 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
Video Release: September 30th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive and partying images.
(Rating bulletin 2318, 4/16/2014)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: College, Agitprop
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: CNN Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,478 $6,252 Jul 11, 2014 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,528 $6,252 Jul 11, 2014 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,182 $2,084 Jul 11, 2014 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,685 $2,381 Jul 4, 2014 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,407 $2,381 Jul 4, 2014 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,114 $794 Jul 4, 2014 24
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,463 $20,857 Jun 20, 2014 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,791 $20,857 Jun 20, 2014 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,932 $2,317 Jun 20, 2014 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,461 $17,857 Jun 13, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,543 $17,857 Jun 13, 2014 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,661 $8,929 Jun 13, 2014 3
Theater Average Limited Release 2,787 $8,929 Jun 13, 2014 3
Top 2014 Theater Average Limited Release 133 $8,929 Jun 13, 2014 3
Never Wide Domestic 4,681 $99,555 Jun 13, 2014 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,192 $99,555 Jun 13, 2014 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,543 7 Jun 13, 2014 0

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Andrew Rossi
Producer    Josh Braun
Executive Producer    Vinnie Malhotra
Executive Producer    Amy Entelis
Associate Producer    Andrew Coffman
Co-Producer    Kate Novack
Composer    Ian Hultquist
Cinematographer    Andrew Rossi
Cinematographer    Bryan Sarkinen
Cinematographer    Andrew Coffman
Editor    Chad Beck
Editor    Christopher Branca
Editor    Andrew Coffman

Per Theater Chart: Jumping over the Competition

June 18th, 2014

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Weekend Estimates: Jump Street and Dragon Share Spoils

June 15th, 2014

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Limited Releases: Signaling Defeat

June 13th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/13 56 $17,857   2 $8,929   $17,857 3
2014/06/20 51 $20,857 +17% 9 $2,317   $45,696 10
2014/07/04 86 $2,381   3 $794   $90,596 24
2014/07/11 64 $6,252 +163% 3 $2,084   $99,555 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/13 58 $24,839   2 $12,420   $24,839 7
2014/07/04 79 $5,088   3 $1,696   $93,303 28

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/5/2014293,147 3,147$57,936$57,9361

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