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Pina (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,520,458Details
International Box Office $20,940,300Details
Worldwide Box Office $24,460,758
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Wim Wenders shoots in 3D to capture the dance world of choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders had conceived with Bausch a dance film which would take the fullest advantage yet of new 3D technology to put the viewer deep inside Bausch’s playful, unpredictable pieces. After her untimely death in 2009, Wenders continued with the project. Pina uses 3D to take the audience into Bausch’s work in her imaginative sets (a gliding monorail, a bare stage covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,344 $3,520,458
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,539 $20,940,300
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,957 $24,460,758
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 701-800) 717 $3,520,458

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 23rd, 2011 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by IFC Films
January 20th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: September 30th, 2011 (Wide) (Spain)
March 23rd, 2012 (Wide) (Brazil)
April 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
April 27th, 2012 (Wide) (Venezuela)
June 8th, 2012 (Wide) (Taiwan)
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MPAA Rating: PG for some sensuality/partial nudity and smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2197, 11/9/2011)
Running Time: 103 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Adieu au langage
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Keywords: Dancing, 3-D, Segments, Performing Arts
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: HanWay Films, Neue Road
Production Countries: France,

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 14 $27,676 Jan 6, 2012 17


Pina Bausch    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Wim Wenders
Producer    Wim Wenders
Producer    Gian-Piero Ringel
Art Director    Peter Pabst
Costume Designer    Marion Cito
Cinematographer    Helene Louvart
3D Producer    Erwin M. Schmidt
Editor    Toni Froschhammer
Composer    Thom Hanreich

Footnote Dreaming of Success on the Per Theater Chart

March 13th, 2012

Footnote led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,764 in two theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was right behind with an average of $21,018, also in two theaters. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was playing in a lot more theaters, but it managed an average of $12,550 in 18 theaters. Even more impressively, it saw growth from Friday to Sunday of 85%, which is amazing for a new release. This bodes very well for its long term potential. Finally, the overall box office leader, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $10,370. More...

2012 Awards Season: Live Blogging the Oscars... Best Picture... The Arist

February 26th, 2012

It's Oscars night. (Actually, it's 3:43 in the morning as I'm typing this, but I thought I would get a jump on the celebration.) As I do every year, I will follow the announcements live and update our list of Oscar winners. However, this year I will be doing it a little differently and the list of nominees below will include the favorites as picked by our readers in Italics and as picked by me in Bold. So you can watch live and tell when I'm out of the running for our Oscar contest. (I figure it will take at least 17 wins out of 24 to come out on top. Maybe even 18 or 19 wins.) So, will The Artist be the big winner tonight as our readers predict? Or will Hugo score the upset? Stay tuned to fine out. More...

Per Theater Chart: Unbreakable Vow

February 22nd, 2012

No films topped $10,000 on the per theaters chart; in fact, none of them come close. The Vow came closest with an average of $7,798. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was the best new release at an average of $6,968, while the best new limited release was Undefeated at $6,633. More...

2012 Awards Season: WGAs Help The Descendants Ascend

February 19th, 2012

The final major guild, the WGA, handed their awards out tonight. Due to rule differences, they are not as useful when it comes to predicting the Oscars this year as they are in some years, winning is still a good omen. So who won and what does that say about their chances? More...

2012 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Feature-Length Documentary

February 9th, 2012

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Feature-Length Documentary, which is about as competitive as Best Animated Feature Film, for the same reasons. The two films I thought were most likely to win, Bill Cunningham New York and Project Nim, weren't even nominated. There are still favorites and long shots, but there should be a competitive race. More...

Per Theater Chart: Truth Above Beauty

January 31st, 2012

There was only one film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. An Inconsistant Truth opened with $20,733 in its lone theater, but with still no reviews, its long term chances are still unknown. The phrase, "preaching to the choir" does spring to mind. More...

Per Theater Chart: Pina Dances to the Top

January 25th, 2012

There were only three films this past weekend to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater average, and none of them were new releases. Pina finally expanded playing in ten theaters, while it climbed to the top of the per theater average with $13,667. It should hit its first major milestone soon. A Separation doubled its theater count and saw its per theater average grow to $12,986. It too should reach its first milestone sooner rather than later. The final member of the $10,000 club was We Need to Talk About Kevin with an average of $10,530 in seven theaters. The best new release of the week was Crazy Horse with $7,963 in its lone theater. However, it was a Wednesday release and if you include its first two days of release, it earned $12,336. If it were a Friday release, it likely would have reached the $10,000 market. More...

2012 Awards Season: Hugo and The Artist Compete for Oscar Glory

January 24th, 2012

Yesterday was one of the biggest days during Awards Season as The Oscar nominations were announced in the morning. It was a two horse race for top spot as far as the big winners are concerned. Hugo earned the most nominations with eleven, while The Artist was right behind with ten. However, one could argue The Artist is the bigger winner, as more of its nominations were in the more prestigious categories. More...

Per Theater Chart: We Need to Talk About Holdovers

January 18th, 2012

It was a busy week on the per theater chart with five films in the $10,000 club; however, all but one of those films were holdovers. Leading the way was We Need to Talk About Kevin, which returned to theaters after its week-long Oscar qualification run. It earned an average of $21,123 in two theaters. Pina doubled its theater count, but remained strong in second place with an average of $20,740 in six theaters. Even if it doesn't expand significantly, it will reach some major milestones. Despite mixed reviews, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is earning very strong legs. This past weekend it dipped just 8% while earning an average of $15,172 in six theaters. It expands wide on Friday and it should do quite well. The only new release of the week to reach the $10,000 club was Sophomore, which opened with an estimated $13,000 in its lone theater. Finally, we get to A Separation, which earned an average of $11,977 in six theaters. Hopefully it will expand to take advantage of is success thus far. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron Isn't Tarnished during Sophomore Stint

January 10th, 2012

The $10,000 club was again crowded this week and, as expected for this time of year, it was filled almost entirely by holdovers. Iron Lady remained the top film with an average of $35,275 in five theaters and it should start hitting major milestones very soon. Pina's average grew, again, reaching $27,676 in three theaters. Hopefully it will start expanding quickly, before its momentum fades. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned an average of $16,521 in six theaters. Its mixed reviews haven't taken too much of a toll, yet. A Separation doubled its theater count, but its per theater average remained relatively steady at $15,440. The overall box office leader, The Devil Inside, was next at $14,763. Finally, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia opened with $10,652 in one theater. More...

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...

Per Theater Chart: Iron is Worth Its Weight In Gold

January 4th, 2012

Iron Lady led a group of six films in the $10,000 earning a per theater average of $55,102. This is better than expected and shows the Oscar buzz for Meryl Streep is overcoming the middling overall reviews. Last week's winner, Pina, remained strong with an average of $23,874 in three theaters. I expect it will expand somewhat and earn a small measure of mainstream success. A Separation opened with an average of $19,827 in three theaters and with possible Oscar glory, it continues to do well. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has already earned a significant measure of mainstream success and with an average of $19,043 in 55 theaters this past weekend, it had its best weekend yet. It did cost $21 million to make, so it will need to continue to do well for quite some time before it makes profitability likely. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close's first full weekend went well earning an average of $18,463 in three theaters. It has a shot at expanding wide in a couple weeks, assuming it holds on relatively well over the next couple weeks. The final film in the $10,000 club was Pariah, which earned an average of $12,145 in four theaters. It earned just over $100,000 from Wednesday through Monday. More...

Limited Releases: Awards Season Cools Off This Week

December 23rd, 2011

There are only seven films on this week's list of limited releases; however, five of them were earning at least some measure of Awards Season buzz. This is hardly unusual for this time of year. What is unusual is that almost none of them are earning overall positive reviews. The one exception is Pina, which has 93% positive reviews, but as a documentary / concert film, it might struggle to find an audience outside of fans of modern dance. On the other hand, while Albert Nobbs' overall reviews are merely mixed, it has a chance to find a sizable audience, thanks in part to its numerous early nominations. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/23 35 $68,012   3 $22,671   $68,012 3
2011/12/30 42 $71,623 +5% 3 $23,874   $228,992 10
2012/01/06 41 $83,027 +16% 3 $27,676   $384,068 17
2012/01/13 33 $124,438 +50% 6 $20,740   $556,631 24
2012/01/20 36 $136,668 +10% 10 $13,667   $782,131 31
2012/01/27 32 $193,425 +42% 35 $5,526   $1,056,708 38
2012/02/03 34 $190,976 -1% 39 $4,897   $1,349,091 45
2012/02/10 34 $257,286 +35% 68 $3,784   $1,705,462 52
2012/02/17 32 $297,666 +16% 78 $3,816   $2,174,494 59
2012/02/24 33 $192,128 -35% 83 $2,315   $2,558,451 66
2012/03/02 33 $157,961 -18% 64 $2,468   $2,825,932 73
2012/03/09 37 $120,652 -24% 50 $2,413   $3,030,121 80
2012/03/16 41 $85,701 -29% 55 $1,558   $3,173,981 87
2012/03/23 46 $64,268 -25% 51 $1,260   $3,285,783 94
2012/03/30 50 $43,161 -33% 33 $1,308   $3,372,446 101
2012/04/06 46 $25,003 -42% 21 $1,191   $3,418,929 108
2012/04/13 62 $20,296 -19% 20 $1,015   $3,456,736 115
2012/04/20 67 $13,007 -36% 10 $1,301   $3,483,837 122
2012/04/27 78 $11,440 -12% 11 $1,040   $3,504,368 129
2012/05/04 74 $7,525 -34% 8 $941   $3,520,458 136

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/26 - $23,811   3 $7,937   $91,823 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/23 37 $157,369   3 $52,456   $157,369 7
2011/12/30 41 $143,672 -9% 3 $47,891   $301,041 14
2012/01/06 40 $131,152 -9% 3 $43,717   $432,193 21
2012/01/13 31 $213,270 +63% 6 $35,545   $645,463 28
2012/01/20 33 $217,820 +2% 10 $21,782   $863,283 35
2012/01/27 31 $294,832 +35% 35 $8,424   $1,158,115 42
2012/02/03 33 $290,061 -2% 39 $7,437   $1,448,176 49
2012/02/10 31 $428,652 +48% 68 $6,304   $1,876,828 56
2012/02/17 29 $489,425 +14% 78 $6,275   $2,366,253 63
2012/02/24 33 $301,718 -38% 79 $3,819   $2,667,971 70
2012/03/02 29 $241,498 -20% 64 $3,773   $2,909,469 77
2012/03/09 37 $178,811 -26% 50 $3,576   $3,088,280 84
2012/03/16 41 $133,235 -25% 55 $2,422   $3,221,515 91
2012/03/23 42 $107,770 -19% 51 $2,113   $3,329,285 98
2012/03/30 49 $64,641 -40% 33 $1,959   $3,393,926 105
2012/04/06 56 $42,514 -34% 21 $2,024   $3,436,440 112
2012/04/13 57 $34,390 -19% 20 $1,720   $3,470,830 119
2012/04/20 71 $22,098 -36% 10 $2,210   $3,492,928 126
2012/04/27 71 $20,005 -9% 11 $1,819   $3,512,933 133
2012/05/04 80 $7,525 -62% 8 $941   $3,520,458 140

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Bolivia 8/16/2012 $7,517 4 4 8 $15,396 12/11/2015
Brazil 3/23/2012 $0 0 9 32 $853,655 12/10/2015
Mexico 4/27/2012 $50,650 12 12 60 $237,972 12/10/2015
Spain 9/30/2011 $0 0 2 2 $678,394 12/6/2015
Taiwan 6/8/2012 $7,516 1 2 9 $107,982 12/11/2015
Venezuela 4/27/2012 $173 2462 2462 2462 $50,481 12/6/2015
Rest of World $18,996,420
International Total$20,940,300 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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