The Loneliest Planet

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $129,579Details
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Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture thatís over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it canít be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves. All the while, they are not alone. They are always with the guide, who witnesses their every move. The film plays off the relationship between young travelers and the places they travel to, between guide and guided. But at heart, it is a love story -- a tale about betrayal, both accidental and deliberate, about masculinity, failure and the ambiguities of forgiveness


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
70% - Fresh
31% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 26th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 113 minutes
Keywords: Surprise Twist, Tourists In Trouble, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Parts and Labor, Flying Moon, Wild Invention, ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte, Hessen Invest Film


Bidzina Gujabidze    Dato

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jay Van Hoy
Producer    Lars Knudsen
Producer    Helge Albers
Producer    Marie-Therese Guirgis
Executive Producer    Dallas Brennan
Executive Producer    Shelby Alan Brown
Executive Producer    Chris Gilligan
Executive Producer    Hunter Gray
Executive Producer    Gregory P. Shockro
Executive Producer    Ribinder Sira
Screenwriter    Julia Loktev
Based on the short story by    Tom Bissell

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November 28th, 2012

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October 30th, 2012

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Limited Releases: Lonely at the Top

October 26th, 2012

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/26 60 $15,689   2 $7,845   $15,689 3
2012/11/02 52 $25,964 +65% 11 $2,360   $44,392 10
2012/11/09 55 $20,495 -21% 13 $1,577   $76,890 17
2012/11/16 59 $7,387 -64% 7 $1,055   $93,984 24
2012/11/23 65 $7,651 +4% 7 $1,093   $106,723 31
2012/11/30 73 $5,406 -29% 10 $541   $116,617 38
2012/12/07 84 $3,685 -32% 6 $614   $123,174 45
2012/12/14 76 $3,644 -1% 5 $729   $128,519 52

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