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Payback (2012)

Payback poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,736Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling book, Jennifer Baichwal's feature documentary Payback offers a look at how debt is a central organizing principle in our lives - influencing relationships, societies, governing structures and the very fate of this planet. Payback traces the links between debtor and creditor across centuries and cultures - in politics, literature, religion, sociology and economics - showing how debt has become an innate part of the human experience.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
73% - Fresh
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
April 25th, 2012 (Limited) by Zeitgeist
International Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) (Canada)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: White Collar Crime, Environment, Narcotics, Addiction, Revenge, Corporate Malfeasance
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: National Film Board of Canada
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,325 $325 Jul 27, 2012 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,544 $730 Jul 20, 2012 89
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,334 $536 Jun 22, 2012 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,311 $2,345 Jun 15, 2012 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,526 $206 Jun 8, 2012 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,072 $166 Jun 1, 2012 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,030 $1,823 May 4, 2012 35
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,622 $2,186 Apr 27, 2012 28
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,915 $4,791 Apr 20, 2012 21
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,023 $900 Apr 13, 2012 14
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,116 $10,841 Mar 16, 2012 3

Cast

Margaret Atwood    Herself
Raj Patel    Himself
Louise Arbour    Herself
Conrad Black    Himself
Karen Armstorng    Herself
William Rees    Himself
Lucas Benitez    Himself
Gerardo Reyes    Himself
Reyes Chavez    Himself
Casi Callaway    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Based on the book Payback: 'Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth'    Margaret Atwood
Screenwriter    Jennifer Baichwal
Director   
Producer    Ravida Din
Director of Photography    Nicholas de Pencier
Editor    Nick Hector
Additional Editing    Avril Jacobson
Sound Recordist    Nicholas de Pencier
Composer    Martin Tielli
Composer    Gabriel Morley
Executive Producer    Ravida Din

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Limited Releases are Mucho Grande

March 16th, 2012

It's not a particularly busy week in terms of total number of limited releases. However, it is a huge week in terms of total theater count, as there are three films opening in hundreds of theaters each. Will any of these films succeed? Jeff, Who Lives at Home has the best shot of the three. Or will any of the much more limited releases find an audience? Of those, The Kid with a Bike has the best shot at finding an audience. Additionally, Intouchables has a sneak peak on Saturday at the Paris Theater in New York City. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/16 71 $10,841   3 $3,614   $10,841 3
2012/04/06 73 $1,392   3 $464   $39,187 7
2012/04/13 100 $900 -35% 3 $300   $42,000 14
2012/04/20 85 $4,791 +432% 2 $2,396   $47,928 21
2012/04/27 97 $2,186 -54% 1 $2,186   $48,990 28
2012/05/04 95 $1,823 -17% 1 $1,823   $50,813 35
2012/05/18 102 $917   3 $306   $52,649 26
2012/05/25 75 $363 -60% 1 $363   $54,347 33
2012/06/01 117 $166 -54% 1 $166   $54,513 40
2012/06/08 111 $206 +24% 1 $206   $54,719 47
2012/06/15 83 $2,345 +1,038% 1 $2,345   $57,411 54
2012/06/22 93 $536 -77% 1 $536   $58,025 61
2012/07/20 90 $730   1 $730   $59,046 89
2012/07/27 94 $325 -55% 1 $325   $59,526 96

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/06 87 $3,531   3 $1,177   $14,372 7
2012/04/13 97 $1,810 -49% 3 $603   $43,136 14
2012/04/20 89 $3,668 +103% 1 $3,668   $46,804 21
2012/05/04 92 $2,742   1 $2,742   $51,732 16
2012/05/18 77 $2,252   3 $751   $53,984 30
2012/05/25 77 $500 -78% 1 $500   $54,484 37
2012/06/01 108 $458 -8% 1 $458   $54,942 44
2012/06/08 111 $553 +21% 1 $553   $55,066 51
2012/06/15 83 $2,423 +338% 1 $2,423   $57,489 58
2012/06/22 98 $827 -66% 1 $827   $58,316 65
2012/07/20 90 $885   1 $885   $59,201 93
2012/07/27 90 $535 -40% 1 $535   $59,736 100

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 3/16/2012 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
International Total$0

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