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JIG (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $183,790Details
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JIG is the story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. This feature length documentary was given access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing. Thousands of dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama filled week. Clad in wigs, make up, fake tan, diamantes and dresses costing thousands of pounds where they compete for the coveted world titles.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
61% - Fresh
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 17th, 2011 (Limited) by Screen Media Films
Video Release: October 4th, 2011 by Screen Media Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2177, 6/22/2011)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Dancing, Coming of Age, Tournament
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: BBC Films, Creative Scotland, Headgear Films, Metrol Technology
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,058 $1,283 Oct 7, 2011 115
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,951 $2,626 Aug 26, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,603 $1,380 Aug 19, 2011 66
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,603 $8,420 Aug 5, 2011 52
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,215 $4,120 Jul 8, 2011 24
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,475 $70,432 Jun 17, 2011 3

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Sue Bourne
Executive Producer    Grant McKee
Executive Producer    Ewan Angus
Executive Producer    Sam Athony
Executive Producer    Carole Sheridan
Executive Producer    Leslie Finlay
Executive Producer    Phil Hunt
Executive Producer    Compton Ross
Cinematographer    Joe Russell
Editor    Colin Monie
Composer    Patrick Doyle

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 4th, 2011

October 5th, 2011

It's a maddening week on the home market. There were more than a dozen featured reviews this week, and what seems like an equal number that are late. (And that's not mentioning the more than a dozen Blu-rays and DVDs that arrived late last week that I still haven't gotten to. At least I don't have to worry about not having enough to do for the next few weeks.) There were a number of contenders for Pick of the Week, including The Walking Dead: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray. But in the end I choose The Lion King Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Per Theater Chart Gets Real

June 21st, 2011

A trio of documentaries led the way on the per theater chart starting with Buck. This filmed earned an average of $16,887 in four theaters, which is better than expected. Page One: Inside the New York Times opened with an average of $14,456 in two theaters, while JIG was right behind with an average of $14,086 in five. The overall box office leader, Green Lantern, also topped $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $13,935. The Tree of Life barely managed to stay ahead of the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,121; however, it is in its fourth week of release and it is playing in more than 100 theaters, so this is a fantastic result. More...

Weekend Estimates: Green Lantern Lights the Way

June 19th, 2011

As expected, Green Lantern led the way at the box office this weekend, based on studio estimates released on Sunday, but a weak performance on Saturday and an expected further decline on Sunday will leave it with a fairly modest $52.69 million weekend, according to Warner Bros.' estimate. That puts it behind X-Men: First Class ($55 million) and Thor ($66 million) so far as opening weekends for superhero movies are concerned, and its reviews suggest it won't have the legs of the other two. Mr. Popper's Penguins also under-performed compared to original expectations, although its $18.2 million debut is in line with the numbers Fox was expecting going in to the weekend. More...

Limited Releases Need to Buck Up

June 17th, 2011

While looking over the list of limited releases coming out this week, one could be concerned about the lack of a top-tier release. There are a number of films that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews and could find audiences at the art house circuit; however, it is hard to pick out one that has a legitimate shot at mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 33 $70,432   5 $14,086   $70,432 3
2011/07/08 80 $4,120   1 $4,120   $129,477 24
2011/08/05 78 $8,420   4 $2,105   $147,959 52
2011/08/19 107 $1,380   1 $1,380   $157,504 66
2011/08/26 97 $2,626 +90% 1 $2,626   $163,675 73
2011/10/07 110 $1,283   1 $1,283   $183,790 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 45 $70,432   5 $14,086   $70,432 7
2011/07/08 89 $4,120   1 $4,120   $129,477 28
2011/08/05 82 $8,420   4 $2,105   $147,959 56
2011/08/19 94 $4,925   1 $4,925   $161,049 70
2011/08/26 107 $2,626 -47% 1 $2,626   $163,675 77

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