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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,883Details
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  4. Video Sales
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Synopsis

It began as a housing marvel. Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as the model public housing project of the future, “the poor man's penthouse.” Two decades later, it ended in rubble—its razing an iconic event that the architectural theorist Charles Jencks famously called “the death of modernism.” The footage and images of its implosion have helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. This documentary seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe’s creation. To re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma. To implode the myth.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 20th, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: May 15th, 2012 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 83 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Bigotry, Discrimination, Poverty, African-American
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Unicorn Stencil, Missouri History Museum
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,517 $1,919 Apr 27, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,272 $294 Apr 20, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,683 $108 Apr 13, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,648 $1,598 Apr 6, 2012 80
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,142 $715 Mar 16, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,169 $2,472 Mar 9, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,400 $141 Mar 2, 2012 45
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,846 $851 Feb 10, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,680 $5,069 Feb 3, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,290 $7,153 Jan 27, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,239 $4,721 Jan 20, 2012 3

Cast

Jason Henry    Narrator
Sylvester Brown    Himself
Robert Fishman    Himself
Joseph Heathcott    Himself
Brian King    Himself
Joyce Lander    Herself
Ruby Russell    Herself
Valerie Sills    Herself
Jacquelyn Williams    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Chad Freidrichs
Producer    Jaime Freidrichs
Producer    Paul Fehler
Producer    Brian Woodman
Screenwriter    Chad Freidrichs
Screenwriter    Jaime Freidrichs
Composer    Benjamin Balcom

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...

Limited Releases are in Full Bloom

January 20th, 2012

Among the number of limited releases coming out this week, there are a surprisingly high number of films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, Coriolanus, Crazy Horse, and The Pruitt Igoe Myth. Unfortunately, three of those four films are documentaries and those rarely earn any measure of mainstream success. I don't think there's enough buzz behind Coriolanus to make up the difference. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/20 73 $4,721   1 $4,721   $4,721 3
2012/01/27 67 $7,153 +52% 1 $7,153   $17,567 10
2012/02/03 68 $5,069 -29% 1 $5,069   $26,806 17
2012/02/10 94 $851 -83% 2 $426   $32,115 24
2012/03/02 110 $141   1 $141   $32,482 45
2012/03/09 95 $2,472 +1,653% 1 $2,472   $34,954 52
2012/03/16 103 $715 -71% 1 $715   $38,795 59
2012/04/06 78 $1,598   2 $799   $41,145 80
2012/04/13 108 $108 -93% 1 $108   $42,405 87
2012/04/20 108 $294 +172% 1 $294   $42,764 94
2012/04/27 99 $1,919 +553% 5 $384   $44,683 101

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/20 66 $10,414   1 $10,414   $10,414 7
2012/01/27 60 $11,323 +9% 1 $11,323   $21,737 14
2012/02/03 67 $9,527 -16% 2 $4,764   $31,264 21
2012/02/10 87 $1,077 -89% 2 $539   $32,341 28
2012/03/02 107 $141   1 $141   $32,482 49
2012/03/09 95 $4,464 +3,066% 1 $4,464   $38,080 56
2012/03/16 97 $1,467 -67% 2 $734   $39,547 63
2012/04/06 92 $2,750   2 $1,375   $42,297 84
2012/04/13 106 $173 -94% 2 $87   $42,470 91
2012/04/20 109 $294 +70% 1 $294   $42,764 98
2012/04/27 92 $2,119 +621% 6 $353   $44,883 105

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