Kumaré

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $131,909Details
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Synopsis

For the uninitiated, Kumare is a wise guru from the East who indoctrinated a group of followers in the West. Kumare, however, is not real - he is the alter ego of American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi who inpersonated a spiritual leader for the sake of a social experiment designed to challenge one of the most widely accepted taboos: that only a tiny "1%" can connect the rest of the world to a higher power. Concealing his true identity from everyone he meets, Kumare forges profound and spiritual connections with people from all walks of life. At the same time, in the absurdity of living as an entirely different person, Vikram, the filmmaker, is forced to confront difficult questions about his own identity. At the height of his popularity, Kumare unveils his true identity to a core group of disciples who are knee-deep in personal transformation. Will they accept his final teaching? Can this illusion reveal a greater spiritual truth? Kumaré, at once playful and profound, is an insightful look at faith and belief.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
59% - Rotten
Audience
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: June 20th, 2012 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: March 12th, 2013 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Keywords: Religious, Directing Yourself, New Age
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Disposable Film, Future Bliss Films

Per Theater Chart: Woody Allen Feels the Love

To Rome With Love topped the per theater chart with an outstanding average of $72,272 in five theaters. While this is an amazing start, there are some reasons to not get too excited. First of all, Moonrise Kingdom opened with more and did so in fewer theaters. Also, Sunday's estimates were a bit higher, so it fell faster than expected over the weekend. Finally, the reviews were split, so it likely won't have as strong legs as some of Woody Allen's films have in the past. The only other film to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart was Brave with an average of $15,928. Kumare came very close with $9,601 in one theater over the weekend, while it earned $19,972 from Wednesday through Sunday. More...

To Limited Releases With Love

There are quite a few interesting films on this week's list. Leading the way is To Rome With Love, which is earning the most buzz and will likely be the biggest hit, but its reviews are only mixed. On the other hand, The Invisible War is one of the most powerful films of the year, but might be too hard to stomach for a lot of people. Those looking for a more light-hearted documentary should check out Kumare. More...

Cast

Vikram Gandhi    Kumare

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Vikram Gandhi
Producer    Brendan Colthurst
Producer    Bryan Carmel
Executive Producer    Stephen Feder
Executive Producer    Cristian Gil
Executive Producer    Nadia Muna
Executive Producer    Eli Nhaissi
Co-Producer    Adam Barton
Associate Producer    Leslie Yoon
Associate Producer    Purva Bedi
Editor    Adam Barton
Editor    Nathan Russell
Assistant Director    Shane Reid
Director of Photography    Kahlil Hudson
Production Designer    Tyrone Chu
Composer    Alex Kliment
Composer    Hisham Bharoocha
Composer    Sanjay Khanna

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/22 64 $9,601   1 $9,601   $19,972 5
2012/06/29 60 $7,798 -19% 2 $3,899   $34,763 12
2012/07/06 64 $5,061 -35% 1 $5,061   $45,331 19
2012/07/13 65 $5,144 +2% 2 $2,572   $53,730 26
2012/07/20 75 $2,234 -57% 2 $1,117   $59,670 33
2012/07/27 74 $2,793 +25% 2 $1,397   $64,049 40
2012/08/03 58 $10,722 +284% 9 $1,191   $77,905 47
2012/08/10 78 $4,071 -62% 6 $679   $87,773 54
2012/08/17 72 $4,061 n/c 3 $1,354   $94,354 61
2012/08/24 77 $4,635 +14% 6 $773   $100,798 68
2012/08/31 81 $1,678 -64% 3 $559   $104,390 75
2012/09/07 82 $5,139 +206% 5 $1,028   $111,015 82
2012/09/14 97 $1,023 -80% 2 $512   $118,509 89
2012/10/19 100 $352   1 $352   $125,065 124
2012/10/26 104 $300 -15% 1 $300   $125,365 131
2012/11/23 80 $2,205   1 $2,205   $125,780 159
2012/11/30 85 $1,567 -29% 1 $1,567   $129,552 166
2012/12/07 96 $1,284 -18% 1 $1,284   $130,836 173

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