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Leviathan (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $76,202Details
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A portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry. Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts–at one time the whaling capital of the world as well as Melville’s inspiration for ‘Moby Dick’; it is today the country’s largest fishing port with over 500 ships sailing from its harbor every month. Leviathan follows one such vessel, a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters on a weeks-long fishing expedition. But instead of romanticizing the labor or partaking in the longstanding tradition of turning fisherfolk into images, filmmakers Lucien Castiang-Taylor and Verena Paravel present a vivid, almost-kaleidoscopic representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the players, both human and marine. Employing an arsenal of cameras that passed freely from film crew to ship crew; that swoop from below sea level to bird’s-eye views, the film that emerges is unlike anything that has been seen before. Entirely dialogue-free, but mesmerizing and gripping throughout, it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
84% - Certified Fresh
54% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 1st, 2013 (Limited) by Cinema Guild
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Cinema Verite
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 271 $235 Oct 18, 2013 234
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,412 $8,900 Mar 1, 2013 3


Captain Brian Jannelle    Himself
Adrian Guillette    Himself
Arthur Smith    Himself
Asterias Vulgaris    Himself
Callinectes Sapidus    Himself
Christopher Swampstead    Himself
Cleona Celata    Herself
Clyde Lee    Himself
Declan Conneely    Himself
Fulmarus Glacialis    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Producer    Verena Paravel
Editor    Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Editor    Verena Paravel
Editor    Ernst Karel
Sound Mixer    Ernst Karel
Sound Designer    Jacob Ribicoff
Re-recording Mixer    Jacob Ribicoff

Per Theater Chart: Getting Stoked

March 5th, 2013

There was only one film able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, as Stoker earned an average of $22,935 in seven theaters. Its reviews were only good and not great, so I'm not sure how well it will do next week. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/01 71 $8,900   1 $8,900   $8,900 3
2013/10/18 115 $235   1 $235   $76,202 234

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/03/01 76 $8,900   1 $8,900   $8,900 7

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