The Mill and the Cross

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $312,187Details
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Synopsis

The Mill and the Cross Brings to life Pieter Bruegel's panoramic masterpiece The Way to Calvary, a majestic rendering of the Passion of Christ set in Flanders (year 1564) under brutal Spanish occupation. As epic events unfold, bawdy country living continues apace: couples entwine, musicians play wind instruments, and children scurry about among the ducks and geese. Concurrently, soldiers torture their enemies against a deceptively bucolic landscape (e.g. men are left to die on stakes as birds feed on their bodies).

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
78% - Certified Fresh
Audience
64% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: September 14th, 2011 (Limited) by Kino Lorber, released as The Mill and the Cross
Video Release: January 31st, 2012 by Kino Video
Keywords: Visual Effects, Religious, Artists, Based on a Painting
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Bokomotiv Filmproduciton, Odeon Studio, Silesia Film, 24 Media, Supra Film, Arkana Studio, Piramida Film

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 31st, 2012

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Per Theater Chart: Restlessly Waiting for Awards Season

Restless won the race to the top of the per theater chart with $15,467 in its lone theater. However, given its reviews, I don't think the word of mouth will be there to help it expand. The Lion King was second with an average of $12,941. The Mill and the Cross was the only other film to cross $10,000 at $11,354 over the weekend and $15,443 from Wednesday through Sunday. More...

Limited Releases are Feeling Restless

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Cast

Rutger Hauer    Pieter Bruegel
Charlotte Rampling    Mary
Michael York    Nicholas Jonghelinck

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Lech Majewski
Screenwriter    Michael Francis Gibson
Screenwriter    Lech Majewski
Executive Producer    Angelus Silesius
Line Producer    Piotr Ledwig
Line Producer    Malgorzata Domin
Co-Producer    Telewizja Polska
Story Creator    Michael Francis Gibson
Director of Photography    Lech Majewski
Line Producer    Angelus Silesius
Cinematographer    Adam Sikora
Composer    Lech Majewski
Co-Producer    Freddy Olsson
Composer    Jozef Skzek

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/16 73 $11,354   1 $11,354   $15,443 5
2011/09/23 64 $21,877 +93% 5 $4,375   $44,035 12
2011/09/30 60 $20,982 -4% 7 $2,997   $76,942 19
2011/10/07 72 $13,777 -34% 8 $1,722   $102,117 26
2011/10/14 72 $17,236 +25% 9 $1,915   $129,424 33
2011/10/21 62 $24,589 +43% 15 $1,639   $163,106 40
2011/10/28 68 $13,704 -44% 11 $1,246   $190,202 47
2011/11/04 69 $13,156 -4% 12 $1,096   $211,880 54
2011/11/11 67 $12,042 -8% 10 $1,204   $231,548 61
2011/11/18 80 $4,657 -61% 9 $517   $241,002 68
2011/11/25 78 $3,762 -19% 4 $941   $247,522 75
2011/12/02 73 $5,678 +51% 6 $946   $254,452 82
2011/12/09 88 $1,937 -66% 4 $484   $257,208 89
2011/12/16 84 $1,045 -46% 3 $348   $259,721 96
2011/12/23 67 $1,027 -2% 3 $342   $262,188 103
2012/01/13 64 $4,786   5 $957   $274,976 124
2012/01/20 72 $4,892 +2% 4 $1,223   $289,452 131
2012/02/03 88 $357   1 $357   $310,900 145

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