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Patagonia Rising (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,064Details
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Over the past century more than 45,000 large dams have redefined river corridors around the globe with disastrous results. Descending the Baker River from the Northern Patagonia Ice-cap to its terminus at the Pacific Ocean, Patagonia Rising investigates a controversial plan to build five large hydroelectric dams in Chile's famed wilderness. Stopping off at Patagonia's most remote frontier ranches, this engaging story brings voice to the iconic South American cowboys, Gauchos, caught in the crossfire of future energy demands. Chile could become a leader in sustainable energy development, or it could continue down the road to squandering the pure watersheds of Patagonia. Juxtaposing the pro-dam business sector with renewable energy experts, Patagonia Rising brings intimate awareness to this global conflict over water and power.


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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
50% - Rotten
33% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 8th, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Animated Sequences, Environment, Agitprop, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Three Peaks Pictures, Center for Independent Documentary
Production Countries: Chile,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,265 $282 Jun 15, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,821 $981 Jun 8, 2012 3


Juvenal Fuentes Arratia    Himself
Bernardo Arratia    Himself
Lautaro Arratia    Himself
Lalo Ojeda    Himself
Mitzi Urtubia    Herself
Hernan Salazar    Himself
Patrick McCully    Himself
Enrique Sanchez    Himself
Lalo Sandoval    Himself
Gino Cassasa    Himself
Roberto Roman Latorre    Himself
Stephen Hall    Himself
Carla Wilkins    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Editor    Brian Lilla
Producer    Greg Miller
Producer    Scott Douglas
Cinematographer    Brian Lilla
Composer    Axel Herrera
Sound Mixer    Jeremiah Moore

Per Theater Chart: Moon Shines Over Wide Releases

June 12th, 2012

For the third weekend in a row, Moonrise Kingdom remained the top film on the per theater chart with an average of $16,247. Again, most limited releases would kill to have an opening week per theater average that high while playing in only a couple theaters. Moonrise Kingdom did it in its third weekend of release while playing in nearly 100 theaters. To call it a success is an understatement. Prometheus finished in second place with $15,032, while the overall box office leader, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, was right behind with an average of $14,166. Dark Horse opened with $13,551 in its lone theater. Safety Not Guaranteed opened in ninety theaters, which is a little high for a limited release, but it still earned an impressive average of $10,862. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 103 $981   1 $981   $981 3
2012/06/15 99 $282 -71% 1 $282   $1,674 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/08 107 $1,392   1 $1,392   $1,392 7
2012/06/15 92 $672 -52% 1 $672   $2,064 14

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