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Ivory Tower (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $99,555Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $510,048 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,852 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $520,900
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Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: CNN Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,391 $6,252 Jul 11, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,581 $2,381 Jul 4, 2014 24
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,356 $20,857 Jun 20, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,346 $17,857 Jun 13, 2014 3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
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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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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