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The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2013)

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,072Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $231,141 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $231,141
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Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj iek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, iek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter's They Live ("one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left"), Titanic, Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform iek's stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
92% - Fresh
78% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 1st, 2013 (Limited) by Zeitgeist
Video Release: February 18th, 2014 by Zeitgeist Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 136 minutes
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Keywords: Philosopher
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: BFI, Blinder Films, Film4, P Guide Productions, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Irish Film Board
Production Countries: Ireland,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,983 $1,882 Nov 29, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,994 $5,679 Nov 22, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,421 $8,775 Nov 15, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,445 $7,247 Nov 8, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,363 $9,165 Nov 1, 2013 3


Slavoj Zizek    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Sophie Fiennes
Producer    Katie Holly
Producer    Martin Rosenbaum
Producer    James Wilson
Executive Producer    Katherine Butler
Executive Producer    Tabitha Jackson
Executive Producer    Shani Hinton
Executive Producer    Michael Sackler
Executive Producer    Julia Godzinskaya
Director of Photography    Remko Schnorr
Editor    Ethel Shepherd
Production Designer    Lucy Van Lonkhuysen
Composer    Magnus Fiennes

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 18th, 2014

February 17th, 2014

It's a horrible week for me. The biggest release of the week is Game of Thrones: Season Three. I was supposed to review the Blu-ray, but it hasn't arrived yet. Usually HBO releases arrive a little early, not late. On the other hand, it was a holiday last week, at least it was where I live, so perhaps the mail was delayed. Or perhaps they ran out of copies before they got to me. It's the uncertainty that sucks the most, because right now the Blu-ray Combo Pack costs just $30 on Of course you buy it at that price. The only reason not to, is because you want the Limited Edition Box Set instead. On the other hand, after Game of Thrones, there are practically no major releases. According to, the second best new release is the Criterion Collection release for The Fantastic Mr. Fox. It's a great movie, but it failed to make an impact at the box office, so a Blu-ray double-dip shouldn't sell that well. More...

Per Theater Chart: Buyers Market

November 7th, 2013

Dallas Buyers Club took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $28,985 in nine theaters. Add in its reviews and this is a great start. 12 Years a Slave was finally pushed out of top spot, but it still has a very strong showing with an average of $11,688 in more than 400 theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Buying Into Limited Releases

November 1st, 2013

After last week's short list, there are nearly 20 films on this week's list. Because of this, each entry will be shorter than usual. There are a few films on this week's list that seem destined for mainstream success, including Dallas Buyers Club, which could net Matthew McConaughey some Awards Season hardware. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/01 49 $9,165   1 $9,165   $9,165 3
2013/11/08 60 $7,247 -21% 2 $3,624   $19,829 10
2013/11/15 59 $8,775 +21% 4 $2,194   $31,927 17
2013/11/22 60 $5,679 -35% 3 $1,893   $44,007 24
2013/11/29 66 $1,882 -67% 2 $941   $48,098 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/01 44 $12,582   1 $12,582   $12,582 7
2013/11/08 51 $10,570 -16% 2 $5,285   $23,152 14
2013/11/15 52 $15,363 +45% 4 $3,841   $38,328 21
2013/11/22 60 $7,888 -49% 3 $2,629   $46,216 28
2013/11/29 61 $2,856 -64% 2 $1,428   $49,072 35

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