Follow us on

River of Fundament (2015)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,840Details
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

In 2007, Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler began a new collaborative project inspired by American author Norman Mailer's 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, set in pharaonic Egypt. The project was conceived as a nontraditional opera with a series of one-time-only live acts performed across the American landscape over a five-year period. This opera developed as a film titled River of Fundament, which combines documentation of the three live acts with scenes set in a reconstruction of Norman Mailer's brownstone apartment in Brooklyn Heights. Barney and Bepler reimagine Mailer as his own protagonist who reincarnates three times in three different bodies by magically entering the womb of his wife Hathfertiti. In his attempt at rebirth, Norman must endure the departure of his soul's seven mythological states: the ren or secret name; the sekhem or power; the khu or light; the ba or spirit; the ka or double; the khabit or shadow; and finally the sekhu, or remains. With each incarnation the undead Norman emerges from a river of feces that runs beneath his Brooklyn Heights apartment and enters his own wake

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 11,840 $44,840
All Time Worldwide Box Office 14,860 $44,840
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,661 $44,840

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 4th, 2015 (Limited) by International Film Circuit
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 319 minutes
Comparisons: Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Experimental Film, New York, Reincarnation
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Laurenz Foundation
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 322 $5,360 Jun 3, 2016 185
Biggest 27th Weekend Limited Release 148 $5,360 Jun 3, 2016 185
Theater Average 27th Weekend Limited Release 30 $2,680 Jun 3, 2016 185
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 740 $2,282 May 6, 2016 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 358 $2,282 May 6, 2016 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 53 $2,282 May 6, 2016 157
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,319 $2,879 Apr 8, 2016 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 568 $2,879 Apr 8, 2016 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 196 $1,440 Apr 8, 2016 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,927 $630 Apr 1, 2016 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 994 $630 Apr 1, 2016 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 714 $630 Apr 1, 2016 122
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,364 $1,530 Mar 18, 2016 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,105 $1,530 Mar 18, 2016 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 268 $1,530 Mar 18, 2016 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,739 $1,117 Mar 11, 2016 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,308 $1,117 Mar 11, 2016 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 509 $1,117 Mar 11, 2016 101
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,421 $2,678 Feb 5, 2016 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,849 $2,678 Feb 5, 2016 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 736 $1,339 Feb 5, 2016 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,908 $2,435 Jan 29, 2016 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,073 $2,435 Jan 29, 2016 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 301 $2,435 Jan 29, 2016 59
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,485 $518 Jan 15, 2016 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,988 $518 Jan 15, 2016 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,600 $518 Jan 15, 2016 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 7,009 $540 Jan 8, 2016 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,220 $540 Jan 8, 2016 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,808 $540 Jan 8, 2016 38
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,571 $4,938 Dec 4, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,586 $4,938 Dec 4, 2015 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,190 $4,938 Dec 4, 2015 3
Theater Average Limited Release 6,594 $4,938 Dec 4, 2015 3
Top 2015 Theater Average Limited Release 273 $4,938 Dec 4, 2015 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,672 $44,840 Dec 4, 2015 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,149 $44,840 Dec 4, 2015 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,165 1 Dec 4, 2015 0

Cast

   Hathfertiti
   Hathfertiti
   Nephthys
Joan LaBarbara    The Widow of Norman
Eugene Perry    Set
Herbert Perry    Set
Belita Woods    Factory Singer
Shara Worden    Lieutenant Worden
Krista Evans Wiseman    Officer
Don Becks    Officer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Matthew Barney
Producer    Mike Bellon
Production Designer    Matthew D Ryle
Editor    Katharine McQuerrey
Composer    Jonathan Bepler
Music Director    Jonathan Bepler
Director of Photography    Peter Strietmann
Assistant Director    Sarah Gyllenstierna
Co-Producer    Blake Ashman Kipervaser

Per Theater Chart: Carol Completes the Hat-trick

December 8th, 2015

Carol

For the third weekend in a row, Carol earned first place on the per theater chart, this time with an average of $36,281. It is still playing in only four theaters, which is a huge mistake in my mind. It really should have expanded by now. The Danish Girl remained in second place with an average of $26,089, also in four theaters. It too should expand. The best new release was Youth, which opened with an average of $19,521, again in four theaters. Macbeth was playing in five theaters and earned an average of $13,967. Hitchcock/Truffaut opened with an average of $9,393 in three theaters over the weekend, but it was a Wednesday release. Its five-day average was $11,927. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 63 $4,938   1 $4,938   $4,938 3
2016/01/08 83 $540   1 $540   $14,521 38
2016/01/15 77 $518 -4% 1 $518   $15,500 45
2016/01/29 71 $2,435   1 $2,435   $17,935 59
2016/02/05 70 $2,678 +10% 2 $1,339   $20,703 66
2016/03/11 95 $1,117   1 $1,117   $29,198 101
2016/03/18 89 $1,530 +37% 1 $1,530   $30,728 108
2016/04/01 94 $630   1 $630   $31,721 122
2016/04/08 76 $2,879 +357% 2 $1,440   $34,600 129
2016/05/06 85 $2,282   1 $2,282   $37,697 157
2016/06/03 60 $5,360   2 $2,680   $43,057 185

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/04 58 $13,981   1 $13,981   $13,981 7
2016/01/08 83 $1,001   1 $1,001   $14,982 42
2016/01/29 81 $2,525   1 $2,525   $18,025 63
2016/02/05 63 $7,045 +179% 2 $3,523   $25,070 70
2016/02/12 85 $2,733 -61% 1 $2,733   $27,803 77
2016/03/04 105 $278   1 $278   $28,081 98
2016/03/11 110 $1,117 +302% 1 $1,117   $29,198 105
2016/03/18 101 $1,893 +69% 2 $947   $31,091 112
2016/04/01 105 $630   1 $630   $31,721 126
2016/04/08 89 $3,694 +486% 2 $1,847   $35,415 133
2016/06/03 67 $7,143   2 $3,572   $44,840 189

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.