Plastic Planet

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,164Details
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Synopsis

Plastic is cheap and practical. We are children of the Plastic Age. Synthetics are able to remain in the ground and in waters for up to 500 years, and can thereby harm our hormonal system due to their often-unknown additives. Did you know you've got plastic in your blood? In his investigative motion-picture documentary, director Werner Boote shows that plastic has emerged to a global threat. He asks questions that concern all of us: Why don't we change our consumption behavior? Why is the industry not reacting to apparent dangers? Who is held accountable for hills of garbage mounting in Deserts and Seas? Who wins in this game? And who loses?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: January 14th, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features
Keywords: Agitprop, Foreign Language, Directing Yourself, Environment
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Multiple Production Methods
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Cine Cartoon Filmproduktion, Brandstorm Entertainment, Neue Sentimental Film Entertainment

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 10th, 2011

While summer is the busiest time of year at the box office, it's the weakest time of year on the home market. That said, this week isn't bad with a few high profile releases. Unfortunately for me, I'm still waiting on the screeners for several of these. As far as the best of the best is concerned, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the pair of Doctor Who releases. But in the end I went with The Illusionist on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack. More...

Featured DVD Review: Plastic Planet

Werner Boote's grandfather worked in the plastics industry when Werner was a child and he grew up around plastic. While most of us don't have such a direct connection to the industry, most reading this are just as surrounded by plastic. Will Plastic Planet make us wish that we were not? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 12th, 2011

The quality of first-run releases coming out on Tuesday is pretty low, but on this week's list we have The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which came out last Friday, and The Deathly Hallows: Part I, which comes out this Friday. Besides those two releases, the only other potential big seller is The Incredibles on Blu-ray. I don't think that will top the sales, but it should do well on the Blu-ray sales chart and it is this week's Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Barney Leads the Way, In This Version Anyhow

After an Oscar-qualifying run and a limited release in Canada, Barney's Version, finally started its theatrical run in the United States with an average of $16,310 in four theaters, which was enough to lead the per theater chart. Sort of. It's also playing in Canada, and despite the fact that Canada's considered part of the domestic box office when it comes to wide releases, smaller releases often don't have their box office numbers North of the border reported. This means it is possible that Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune remained on top with $12,377 in its lone theater. More...

Getting to the Heart of Limited Releases

There's a wide selection of limited releases this week, including one that was previously thought to have a chance at opening wide. Unfortunately, as is usually the case at this time of year, there are not many quality releases and the best bet for mainstream success is Barney's Version, which previously had an Oscar-qualifying run. More...

Cast

John Taylor    Himself
Felice Casson    Herself
Beatrice Bortolozzo    Herself
Susan Jobling-Eastwood    Herself
Hiroshi Sagae    Himself
Patricia Hunt    Herself
Scott Belcher    Himself
Theo Colborn    Himself
Fred vom Saal    Himself
Frederick Corbin    Himself
Charles Moore    Himself
Peter Frigo    Himself
Kurt Scheidl    Himself
Margot Wallstrom    Herself
Ray Hammond    Himself
Gunther Von Hagens    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Werner Boote
Producer    Thomas Bogner
Producer    Daniel Zuta
Executive Producer    Ilann Girard

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/17 75 $149   1 $149   $889 4

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/14 95 $740   1 $740   $740 3
2011/01/28 93 $648   2 $324   $2,070 17
2011/03/11 118 $210   1 $210   $2,412 59
2011/03/18 121 $140 -33% 1 $140   $2,731 66

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