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Nostalgia de la luz (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $142,285Details
International Box Office $238,348Details
Worldwide Box Office $380,633
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Synopsis

10,000 feet above sea level is the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. The sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, “disappeared” by the Chilean army after the military coup of September, 1973. So while astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, at the foot of the mountains, women, surviving relatives of the disappeared whose bodies were dumped here, search, even after twenty-five years, for the remains of their loved ones, to reclaim their families’ histories.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 10,302 $142,285
All Time International Box Office 6,934 $238,348
All Time Worldwide Box Office 11,625 $380,633
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,422 $142,285

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 18th, 2011 (Limited) by Icarus Films, released as Nostalgia for the Light
International Releases: July 13th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
February 12th, 2016 (Wide), released as Nostalgia da Luz (Portugal)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Foreign Language, War Crimes, Political, Academics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Atacama Productions, Blinker Filmproduktion, WDR, Cronomedia, Spanish Television TVE
Production Countries: Chile,
France,
Germany,
Spain

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 849 $2,886 Aug 12, 2011 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 400 $2,886 Aug 12, 2011 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 39 $2,886 Aug 12, 2011 150
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 1,364 $944 Jul 29, 2011 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 723 $944 Jul 29, 2011 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 355 $944 Jul 29, 2011 136
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,127 $2,936 Jun 10, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,322 $2,936 Jun 10, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 420 $1,468 Jun 10, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,696 $1,918 Jun 3, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,635 $1,918 Jun 3, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 287 $1,918 Jun 3, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,547 $4,820 May 13, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,750 $4,820 May 13, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 308 $2,410 May 13, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,055 $4,369 May 6, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,967 $4,369 May 6, 2011 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 483 $2,185 May 6, 2011 52
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,606 $10,483 Apr 22, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,972 $10,483 Apr 22, 2011 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 104 $5,242 Apr 22, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,454 $793 Apr 15, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,407 $793 Apr 15, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,307 $397 Apr 15, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,096 $4,353 Apr 1, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,556 $4,353 Apr 1, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 860 $4,353 Apr 1, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,594 $7,316 Mar 25, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,836 $7,316 Mar 25, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 836 $7,316 Mar 25, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,265 $10,681 Mar 18, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,314 $10,681 Mar 18, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,296 $10,681 Mar 18, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 2,037 $10,681 Mar 18, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 123 $10,681 Mar 18, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 4,204 $142,285 Mar 18, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,724 $142,285 Mar 18, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,597 2 Mar 18, 2011 0

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Executive Producer    Veronica Russelot
Producer    Renate Sachse
Screenwriter    Patricio Guzman
Cinematographer    Katell Djian
Editor    Patricio Guzman
Editor    Emmanuelle Joly
Editor    Ewa Lankiewicz
Composer    Miranda & Tobar

Awards Season: WGAs Welcome Same Group of Nominees

January 5th, 2012

The latest round of major nominations were released today with the WGA nominations. Like much of the rest of the previous announcements, the only surprise was the lack of surprises. Four of the five Original Screenplays earned other nominations in that category or other guild nominations. That number rises to five out of five for Adapted Screenplays. There's little doubt about what films are Oscar contenders at this point. The Documentary films category is a little more contentious, but it usually is. More...

It was Win Win Win Win on the Per Theater Chart

March 22nd, 2011

There were a quartet of strong performers on the per theater chart this past weekend with Bill Cunningham New York coming out on top with $33,677 in its lone theater. However, while Win Win came in second, it was close behind with $30,072 while it was playing in five theaters, instead of just one, so you could argue it had the better start. Jane Eyre remained potent with an average of $17,939, while its theater count grew from 4 to 26. It will start hitting major milestones very soon. Nostalgia for the Light was the final $10,000 film with $10,681 in one theater. More...

Going to See Limited Releases is a Win Win Proposition

March 18th, 2011

It's another rather busy week for limited releases, plus there are a few that have might expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. There are a few very impressive documentaries on this week's list, while hopefully narrative films like Win Win or The Music Never Stopped can continue the mini-winning streak limited releases have had. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/18 72 $10,681   1 $10,681   $10,681 3
2011/03/25 81 $7,316 -32% 1 $7,316   $42,605 10
2011/04/01 91 $4,353 -41% 1 $4,353   $56,214 17
2011/04/15 101 $793   2 $397   $64,910 31
2011/04/22 73 $10,483 +1,222% 2 $5,242   $75,864 38
2011/05/06 91 $4,369   2 $2,185   $91,322 52
2011/05/13 90 $4,820 +10% 2 $2,410   $96,142 59
2011/06/03 87 $1,918   1 $1,918   $112,788 80
2011/06/10 89 $2,936 +53% 2 $1,468   $117,600 87
2011/07/29 101 $944   1 $944   $136,939 136
2011/08/12 91 $2,886   1 $2,886   $142,285 150

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/18 - $3,389   1 $3,389   $3,389 1
2011/03/19 - $4,639 +37% 1 $4,639   $8,028 2
2011/03/20 - $2,653 -43% 1 $2,653   $10,681 3
2011/03/21 - $1,585 -40% 1 $1,585   $12,266 4
2011/03/22 - $1,339 -16% 1 $1,339   $13,605 5
2011/03/23 - $983 -27% 1 $983   $14,588 6
2011/03/24 - $1,236 +26% 1 $1,236   $15,824 7
2011/03/25 - $3,513 +184% 1 $3,513   $38,802 8
2011/03/26 - $2,573 -27% 1 $2,573   $41,375 9
2011/03/27 - $3,200 +24% 1 $3,200   $44,575 10
2011/03/28 - $1,211 -62% 1 $1,211   $45,786 11
2011/04/01 - $2,840   1 $2,840   $54,701 15
2011/04/02 - $2,122 -25% 1 $2,122   $56,823 16
2011/04/03 - $1,406 -34% 1 $1,406   $58,229 17
2011/04/04 - $999 -29% 2 $500   $59,228 18
2011/04/05 - $1,524 +53% 2 $762   $60,752 19
2011/04/06 - $1,772 +16% 2 $886   $62,524 20
2011/04/07 - $942 -47% 2 $471   $63,466 21
2011/04/11 - $692   1 $692   $64,158 25
2011/04/15 - $210   1 $210   $64,368 29
2011/04/16 - $21 -90% 1 $21   $64,389 30
2011/04/17 - $562 +2,576% 2 $281   $64,910 31
2011/04/18 - $65 -88% 1 $65   $64,975 32
2011/04/19 - $145 +123% 1 $145   $65,120 33
2011/04/20 - $96 -34% 1 $96   $65,216 34
2011/04/21 - $165 +72% 1 $165   $65,381 35
2011/04/22 - $2,525 +1,430% 2 $1,263   $67,906 36
2011/04/23 - $4,554 +80% 2 $2,277   $72,460 37
2011/04/24 - $3,404 -25% 2 $1,702   $75,864 38
2011/04/25 - $1,341 -61% 2 $671   $77,205 39
2011/04/26 - $1,417 +6% 2 $709   $78,622 40
2011/04/27 - $1,675 +18% 2 $838   $80,297 41
2011/05/06 - $1,028   2 $514   $87,981 50
2011/05/07 - $1,920 +87% 2 $960   $89,901 51
2011/05/08 - $1,421 -26% 2 $711   $91,322 52
2011/05/13 - $1,324   2 $662   $92,646 57
2011/05/14 - $2,003 +51% 2 $1,002   $94,649 58
2011/05/15 - $1,493 -25% 2 $747   $96,142 59
2011/06/03 - $444   1 $444   $111,315 78
2011/06/04 - $836 +88% 1 $836   $112,151 79
2011/06/05 - $637 -24% 1 $637   $112,788 80
2011/06/10 - $495   2 $248   $115,159 85
2011/06/11 - $1,357 +174% 2 $679   $116,516 86
2011/06/12 - $1,084 -20% 2 $542   $117,600 87
2011/07/29 - $265   1 $265   $136,260 134
2011/07/30 - $307 +16% 1 $307   $136,567 135
2011/07/31 - $372 +21% 1 $372   $136,939 136
2011/08/12 - $1,007   1 $1,007   $140,406 148
2011/08/13 - $830 -18% 1 $830   $141,236 149
2011/08/14 - $1,049 +26% 1 $1,049   $142,285 150

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/18 59 $35,289   1 $35,289   $35,289 7
2011/03/25 76 $16,572 -53% 1 $16,572   $51,861 14
2011/04/01 85 $9,776 -41% 3 $3,259   $61,637 21
2011/04/15 107 $1,264   2 $632   $65,381 35
2011/04/22 71 $14,916 +1,080% 2 $7,458   $80,297 42
2011/05/06 99 $4,369   2 $2,185   $91,322 56
2011/05/13 99 $4,820 +10% 2 $2,410   $96,142 63
2011/06/03 89 $3,794   1 $3,794   $114,664 84
2011/06/10 95 $2,936 -23% 2 $1,468   $117,600 91
2011/07/29 112 $944   1 $944   $136,939 140
2011/08/12 99 $2,886   1 $2,886   $142,285 154

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Portugal 2/12/2016 $0 0 1 1 $8,846 1/13/2017
United Kingdom 7/13/2012 $38,004 7 14 63 $229,502 12/11/2015
 
International Total$238,348 1/13/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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