Project Nim

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $411,184Details
International Box Office $1,172,349
Worldwide Box Office $1,583,533
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Synopsis

From the Oscar-winning team behind MAN ON WIRE comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Following Nim's extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way, the film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature - and indeed our own - is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
98% - Certified Fresh
Audience
84% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: July 8th, 2011 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: February 7th, 2012 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2167, 4/13/2011)
Keywords: Epilogue, Voiceover/Narration, Intertitle, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong, Academics, Animal Lead
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: BBC Films, UK Film Council, Red Box Films, Screen Pass Pictures, Passion Pictures

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 7th, 2012

The biggest release of the week on the home market is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which comes out on DVD and Blu-ray ... on Saturday. So you still have a few more days to wait. As for the best release of the week, that's Lady and the Tramp, which is making its Blu-ray and is our Pick of the Week. More...

Featured DVD Review: Project Nim

A couple of weeks ago, I thought Project Nim was the favorite to win the Best Documentary at the Oscars. However, it wasn't even nominated. Was I sucked into the hype? Or was this one of this year's big Oscar snubs. More...

2012 Awards Season: DGA Artistic Appreciation

The Directors Guild of America handed out their awards this weekend, which includes a number of TV categories, as well as two for feature films. The DGAs tends to be very good indicators for the Oscars, so it is an important award. So who won? More...

2012 Awards Season: Scorsese Scores DGA Double-Shot

After previously announcing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, the Directors Guild of America announced the nominations for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary category. This is the final major award we track before the Oscars and, at this point, there are definitely favorites for the big night. More...

Awards Season: PGAs Build Consensus

The nominees for this year's Producers Guild of America were announced and there were not a lot of surprises. For instance, nine of the ten nominees for Theatrical Motion Pictures also earned Golden Globe Nominations for either Best Drama or Best Musical / Comedy. Four of the five Animated films also did the same. It does make the Awards Season picture a lot clearer going forward, but it makes coming up with something to say much harder. More...

Per Theater Chart: Life at the Top

Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest opened in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $27,996 in four theaters, which was the best per theater average in more than a month. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness was relatively close behind with $20,247 in its lone theater. Transformers: Dark of the Moon was the only holdover to reach $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $11,469. More...

Project: Limited Release

After a few weeks of very impressive performances on the limited release front earlier in the summer, there hasn't been as much success lately. It is unlikely this week will produce a major hit, but there are a couple documentaries that deserve to be seen. Project Nim and Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest are both earning Oscar-worthy reviews and I wouldn't be shocked if one or both are on the short-list at the end of the year. More...

Cast

Herbert Terrace    Himself
Stephanie LaFarge    Herself
Jenny Lee    Herself
Laura-Ann Petitto    Herself
Joyce Butler    Herself
Bill Tynan    Himself
Renee Falitz    Herself
Bob Ingersoll    Himself
James Mahoney    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    James Marsh
Producer    Simon Chinn
Editor    Jinx Godfrey
Cinematographer    Michael Simmonds
Executive Producer    John Battsek
Composer    Dickon Hinchliffe
Co-Producer    George Chignell
Co-Producer    Maureen A. Ryan

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/08 - $7,167   4 $1,792   $7,167 1
2011/07/09 - $10,544 +47% 4 $2,636   $17,711 2
2011/07/10 - $8,109 -23% 4 $2,027   $25,820 3
2011/07/11 - $3,213 -60% 4 $803   $29,033 4
2011/07/12 - $3,894 +21% 4 $974   $32,927 5
2011/07/13 - $3,076 -21% 4 $769   $36,003 6
2011/07/14 - $2,792 -9% 4 $698   $38,795 7
2011/07/15 - $12,718 +356% 22 $578   $51,513 8
2011/07/16 - $20,746 +63% 22 $943   $72,259 9
2011/07/17 - $15,581 -25% 22 $708   $87,840 10
2011/07/18 - $7,046 -55% 22 $320   $94,886 11
2011/07/19 - $7,147 +1% 22 $325   $102,033 12
2011/07/20 - $7,978 +12% 22 $363   $110,011 13
2011/07/21 - $11,071 +39% 23 $481   $121,082 14
2011/07/22 - $14,340 +30% 19 $755   $135,422 15
2011/07/23 - $20,564 +43% 19 $1,082   $155,986 16
2011/07/24 - $15,241 -26% 19 $802   $171,227 17
2011/07/25 - $5,855 -62% 19 $308   $177,082 18
2011/07/26 - $6,214 +6% 19 $327   $183,296 19
2011/07/27 - $5,424 -13% 19 $285   $188,720 20
2011/07/28 - $6,554 +21% 19 $345   $195,274 21
2011/07/29 - $7,880 +20% 21 $375   $203,154 22
2011/07/30 - $13,507 +71% 21 $643   $216,661 23
2011/07/31 - $10,387 -23% 21 $495   $227,048 24
2011/08/01 - $5,674 -45% 21 $270   $232,722 25
2011/08/02 - $4,852 -14% 21 $231   $237,574 26
2011/08/03 - $4,428 -9% 21 $211   $242,002 27
2011/08/04 - $4,621 +4% 21 $220   $246,623 28
2011/08/05 - $5,910 +28% 21 $281   $252,533 29
2011/08/06 - $9,103 +54% 21 $433   $261,636 30
2011/08/07 - $8,487 -7% 21 $404   $270,123 31
2011/08/08 - $3,589 -58% 21 $171   $273,712 32
2011/08/09 - $4,376 +22% 21 $208   $278,088 33
2011/08/10 - $2,994 -32% 21 $143   $281,082 34
2011/08/11 - $3,506 +17% 21 $167   $284,588 35
2011/08/12 - $7,137 +104% 18 $397   $291,725 36
2011/08/13 - $8,702 +22% 18 $483   $300,427 37
2011/08/14 - $7,194 -17% 18 $400   $307,621 38
2011/08/15 - $3,805 -47% 18 $211   $311,426 39
2011/08/16 - $3,901 +3% 18 $217   $315,327 40
2011/08/17 - $3,267 -16% 18 $182   $318,594 41
2011/08/18 - $4,018 +23% 18 $223   $322,612 42
2011/08/19 - $2,992 -26% 12 $249   $325,604 43
2011/08/20 - $4,539 +52% 12 $378   $330,143 44
2011/08/21 - $4,309 -5% 12 $359   $334,452 45
2011/08/22 - $1,109 -74% 12 $92   $335,561 46
2011/08/23 - $1,268 +14% 12 $106   $336,829 47
2011/08/24 - $1,170 -8% 12 $98   $337,999 48
2011/08/25 - $1,385 +18% 12 $115   $339,384 49
2011/08/26 - $2,349 +70% 16 $147   $341,733 50
2011/08/27 - $2,804 +19% 16 $175   $344,537 51
2011/08/28 - $2,627 -6% 16 $164   $347,164 52
2011/08/29 - $1,034 -61% 16 $65   $348,198 53
2011/08/30 - $926 -10% 16 $58   $349,124 54
2011/08/31 - $1,216 +31% 16 $76   $350,340 55
2011/09/01 - $1,229 +1% 16 $77   $351,569 56
2011/09/02 - $2,192 +78% 15 $146   $353,761 57
2011/09/03 - $4,126 +88% 15 $275   $357,887 58
2011/09/04 - $3,997 -3% 15 $266   $361,884 59
2011/09/05 78 $2,634 -34% 15 $176   $364,518 60
2011/09/06 - $719 -73% 15 $48   $365,237 61
2011/09/07 - $1,343 +87% 15 $90   $366,580 62
2011/09/08 - $1,455 +8% 15 $97   $368,035 63
2011/09/09 - $1,901 +31% 11 $173   $369,936 64
2011/09/10 - $2,676 +41% 11 $243   $372,612 65
2011/09/11 - $1,332 -50% 11 $121   $373,944 66
2011/09/12 - $646 -52% 11 $59   $374,590 67
2011/09/13 - $572 -11% 11 $52   $375,162 68
2011/09/14 - $802 +40% 11 $73   $375,964 69
2011/09/15 - $920 +15% 11 $84   $376,884 70
2011/09/16 - $1,775 +93% 17 $104   $378,659 71
2011/09/17 - $2,918 +64% 17 $172   $381,577 72
2011/09/18 - $1,796 -38% 17 $106   $383,373 73
2011/09/19 - $1,147 -36% 18 $64   $384,520 74
2011/09/20 - $1,093 -5% 18 $61   $385,613 75
2011/09/21 - $701 -36% 16 $44   $386,314 76
2011/09/22 - $754 +8% 16 $47   $387,068 77
2011/09/23 - $1,802 +139% 18 $100   $388,870 78
2011/09/24 - $1,389 -23% 18 $77   $390,259 79
2011/09/25 - $1,296 -7% 18 $72   $391,555 80
2011/09/26 - $492 -62% 18 $27   $392,047 81
2011/09/27 - $994 +102% 18 $55   $393,041 82
2011/09/28 - $1,481 +49% 18 $82   $394,522 83
2011/09/29 - $1,412 -5% 18 $78   $395,934 84
2011/09/30 - $486 -66% 7 $69   $396,420 85
2011/10/01 - $599 +23% 7 $86   $397,019 86
2011/10/02 - $766 +28% 7 $109   $397,785 87
2011/10/03 - $203 -73% 7 $29   $397,988 88
2011/10/04 - $256 +26% 7 $37   $398,244 89
2011/10/05 - $304 +19% 7 $43   $398,548 90
2011/10/06 - $203 -33% 7 $29   $398,751 91
2011/10/07 - $53 -74% 6 $9   $398,804 92
2011/10/08 - $150 +183% 6 $25   $398,954 93
2011/10/09 - $47 -69% 6 $8   $399,001 94
2011/10/10 - $61 +30% 6 $10   $399,062 95
2011/10/11 - $200 +228% 6 $33   $399,262 96
2011/10/12 - $144 -28% 6 $24   $399,406 97
2011/10/13 - $236 +64% 6 $39   $399,642 98
2011/10/14 - $28 -88% 3 $9   $399,670 99
2011/10/15 - $88 +214% 3 $29   $399,758 100
2011/10/16 - $34 -61% 3 $11   $399,792 101
2011/10/17 - $8 -76% 3 $3   $399,800 102
2011/10/18 - $53 +563% 3 $18   $399,853 103
2011/10/19 - $207 +291% 4 $52   $400,060 104
2011/10/20 - $167 -19% 4 $42   $400,227 105
2011/10/21 - $472 +183% 12 $39   $400,699 106
2011/10/22 - $743 +57% 12 $62   $401,442 107
2011/10/23 - $466 -37% 12 $39   $401,908 108
2011/10/24 - $2,054 +341% 12 $171   $403,962 109
2011/10/25 - $674 -67% 12 $56   $404,636 110
2011/10/26 - $566 -16% 12 $47   $405,202 111
2011/10/27 - $178 -69% 12 $15   $405,380 112
2011/10/28 - $230 +29% 3 $77   $405,610 113
2011/10/29 - $155 -33% 3 $52   $405,765 114
2011/10/30 - $125 -19% 3 $42   $405,890 115
2011/10/31 - $35 -72% 3 $12   $405,925 116
2011/11/01 - $55 +57% 3 $18   $405,980 117
2011/11/02 - $86 +56% 3 $29   $406,066 118
2011/11/03 - $32 -63% 3 $11   $406,098 119
2011/11/04 - $95 +197% 3 $32   $406,193 120
2011/11/05 - $215 +126% 3 $72   $406,408 121
2011/11/06 - $34 -84% 3 $11   $406,442 122
2011/11/07 - $62 +82% 3 $21   $406,504 123
2011/11/08 - $60 -3% 3 $20   $406,564 124
2011/11/09 - $96 +60% 3 $32   $406,660 125
2011/11/10 - $149 +55% 3 $50   $406,809 126
2011/11/14 - $123   3 $41   $406,932 130
2011/11/15 - $48 -61% 3 $16   $406,980 131
2011/11/25 - $170   1 $170   $407,150 141
2011/11/27 - $61   1 $61   $407,211 143
2011/11/28 - $5 -92% 1 $5   $407,216 144
2011/11/29 - $72 +1,340% 1 $72   $407,288 145
2011/11/30 - $96 +33% 1 $96   $407,384 146
2011/12/01 - $36 -63% 1 $36   $407,420 147
2011/12/09 - $981   2 $491   $408,401 155
2011/12/10 - $978 n/c 2 $489   $409,379 156
2011/12/11 - $698 -29% 2 $349   $410,077 157
2011/12/12 - $253 -64% 2 $127   $410,330 158
2011/12/13 - $182 -28% 2 $91   $410,512 159
2011/12/14 - $246 +35% 2 $123   $410,758 160
2011/12/15 - $426 +73% 2 $213   $411,184 161

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/08 49 $25,820   4 $6,455   $25,820 3
2011/07/15 46 $49,045 +90% 22 $2,229   $87,840 10
2011/07/22 45 $50,145 +2% 19 $2,639   $171,227 17
2011/07/29 53 $31,774 -37% 21 $1,513   $227,048 24
2011/08/05 61 $23,500 -26% 21 $1,119   $270,123 31
2011/08/12 59 $22,932 -2% 18 $1,274   $307,520 38
2011/08/19 73 $11,840 -48% 12 $987   $334,452 45
2011/08/26 76 $7,780 -34% 16 $486   $347,164 52
2011/09/02 81 $10,315 +33% 15 $688   $361,884 59
2011/09/09 90 $5,909 -43% 11 $537   $373,944 66
2011/09/16 92 $6,489 +10% 17 $382   $383,373 73
2011/09/23 96 $4,487 -31% 18 $249   $391,555 80
2011/09/30 104 $1,642 -63% 7 $235   $397,576 87
2011/10/07 128 $250 -85% 6 $42   $399,001 94
2011/10/14 128 $150 -40% 3 $50   $399,792 101
2011/10/21 114 $1,681 +1,021% 12 $140   $401,908 108
2011/10/28 117 $510 -70% 3 $170   $405,890 115
2011/11/04 118 $344 -33% 3 $115   $406,442 122
2011/11/25 104 $231   1 $231   $407,211 143
2011/12/09 81 $2,657   2 $1,329   $410,077 157

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