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Meru (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,334,228Details
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Synopsis

In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting at the headwaters of the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the Shark’s Fin has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 years than any other ascent in the Himalayas.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 14th, 2015 (Limited)
Video Release: November 3rd, 2015 by Music Box Films Video
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2378, 6/17/2015)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Mountain Climbing, Extreme Sports, India, Himalayas
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Itinerant Media, Little Monster Films
Production Countries: India,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,604 $3,903 Nov 13, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,726 $6,437 Nov 6, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,988 $8,172 Oct 30, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,174 $12,120 Oct 23, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,603 $11,129 Oct 16, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,495 $25,309 Oct 9, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,661 $36,873 Oct 2, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,577 $68,313 Sep 25, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,327 $161,795 Sep 18, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,479 $259,557 Sep 11, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,898 $337,482 Sep 4, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,595 $269,248 Aug 28, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,246 $173,782 Aug 21, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,209 $91,279 Aug 14, 2015 3

Cast

Conrad Anker    Himself/Climber
Jimmy Chin    Himself/Climber
Renan Ozturk    Himself/Climber
Jon Krakauer    Himself/Author
Jenni Lowe-Anker    Herself/Artist/Author
Amee Hinkley    Herself
Grace Chin    Herself
Jeremy Jones    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Producer    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Producer    Jimmy Chin
Producer    Shannon Ethridge
Cinematographer    Jimmy Chin
Cinematographer    Renan Ozturk
Editor    Bob Eisenhardt
Composer    J. Ralph
Executive Producer    Daniel T. Reiner
Executive Producer    Elizabeth Lauren Reiner
Executive Producer    Jonas Tempel
Executive Producer    Chris Wright
Executive Producer    Loren Bough

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/14 38 $91,279   7 $13,040   $91,279 3
2015/08/21 29 $173,782 +90% 32 $5,431   $320,080 10
2015/08/28 28 $269,248 +55% 78 $3,452   $685,247 17
2015/09/04 33 $337,482 +25% 124 $2,722   $1,141,483 24
2015/09/11 32 $259,557 -23% 166 $1,564   $1,630,073 31
2015/09/18 35 $161,795 -38% 145 $1,116   $1,949,012 38
2015/09/25 45 $68,313 -58% 77 $887   $2,112,962 45
2015/10/02 54 $36,873 -46% 40 $922   $2,200,091 52
2015/10/09 53 $25,309 -31% 31 $816   $2,248,666 59
2015/10/16 64 $11,129 -56% 23 $484   $2,277,361 66
2015/10/23 61 $12,120 +9% 18 $673   $2,297,744 73
2015/10/30 65 $8,172 -33% 12 $681   $2,312,351 80
2015/11/06 70 $6,437 -21% 9 $715   $2,324,945 87
2015/11/13 78 $3,903 -39% 9 $434   $2,332,127 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/14 36 $146,298   7 $20,900   $146,298 7
2015/08/21 30 $269,701 +84% 35 $7,706   $415,999 14
2015/08/28 29 $388,002 +44% 78 $4,974   $804,001 21
2015/09/04 33 $566,515 +46% 124 $4,569   $1,370,336 28
2015/09/11 30 $416,701 -26% 176 $2,368   $1,784,526 35
2015/09/18 34 $257,432 -38% 154 $1,672   $2,044,387 42
2015/09/25 42 $118,569 -54% 82 $1,446   $2,162,638 49
2015/10/02 48 $60,139 -49% 44 $1,367   $2,223,453 56
2015/10/09 46 $42,875 -29% 31 $1,383   $2,263,322 63
2015/10/16 65 $19,392 -55% 25 $776   $2,285,624 70
2015/10/23 62 $18,121 -7% 18 $1,007   $2,304,179 77
2015/10/30 68 $14,329 -21% 16 $896   $2,318,508 84
2015/11/06 77 $9,716 -32% 10 $972   $2,328,224 91
2015/11/13 81 $6,004 -38% 9 $667   $2,334,228 98

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