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The Salt of the Earth (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,343,349Details
International Box Office $2,851,193Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,194,542
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $146,311 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $146,311
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever- changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
90% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 27th, 2015 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: October 23rd, 2014 (Wide) (Italy)
October 30th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
March 12th, 2015 (Wide), released as Salt of the Earth (New Zealand)
March 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Brazil)
March 27th, 2015 (Wide), released as Солта на земята (Bulgaria)
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Video Release: July 14th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing images of violence and human suffering, and for nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2340, 9/17/2014)
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Photography, Travelogue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Amazonas Images, Solares delle arti, La Region-Ile-de-France, Les Amis de la Maison Europeenne de la Photographie
Production Countries: Brazil,
France,
Italy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,433 $571 Aug 7, 2015 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,729 $361 Jul 31, 2015 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,662 $2,040 Jul 24, 2015 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,157 $864 Jul 17, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,973 $4,467 Jul 10, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,217 $4,616 Jul 3, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,794 $28,161 Jun 26, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,150 $22,145 Jun 19, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,544 $19,403 Jun 12, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,670 $28,493 Jun 5, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,835 $38,000 May 29, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,040 $47,116 May 22, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,125 $67,585 May 15, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,362 $86,581 May 8, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,899 $85,959 May 1, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,340 $97,100 Apr 24, 2015 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,496 $82,409 Apr 10, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,138 $65,297 Apr 3, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,066 $44,936 Mar 27, 2015 3

Cast

Sebastiao Salgado    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Screenwriter    Wim Wenders
Screenwriter    David Rosier
Cinematographer    Hugo Barbier
Cinematographer    Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Sound Mixer    Regis Muller
Editor    Maxine Goedicke
Editor    Rob Myers
Composer    Laurent Petitgand
Executive Producer    Wim Wenders
Producer    David Rosier
Production Manager    David Rosier

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/27 43 $44,936   4 $11,234   $44,936 3
2015/04/03 38 $65,297 +45% 18 $3,628   $137,496 10
2015/04/10 33 $82,409 +26% 27 $3,052   $259,635 17
2015/04/24 33 $97,100   47 $2,066   $522,900 31
2015/05/01 27 $85,959 -11% 80 $1,074   $682,019 38
2015/05/08 34 $86,581 +1% 80 $1,082   $828,694 45
2015/05/15 34 $67,585 -22% 64 $1,056   $967,279 52
2015/05/22 44 $47,116 -30% 46 $1,024   $1,059,804 59
2015/05/29 40 $38,000 -19% 36 $1,056   $1,142,000 66
2015/06/05 39 $28,493 -25% 28 $1,018   $1,202,882 73
2015/06/12 50 $19,403 -32% 25 $776   $1,247,829 80
2015/06/19 42 $22,145 +14% 10 $2,215   $1,288,810 87
2015/06/26 40 $28,161 +27% 14 $2,012   $1,316,971 94
2015/07/03 63 $4,616 -84% 5 $923   $1,321,587 101
2015/07/10 70 $4,467 -3% 8 $558   $1,332,425 108
2015/07/17 89 $864 -81% 6 $144   $1,338,853 115
2015/07/24 85 $2,040 +136% 5 $408   $1,341,293 122
2015/07/31 92 $361 -82% 1 $361   $1,342,568 129
2015/08/07 91 $571 +58% 1 $571   $1,343,349 136

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/20 68 $12,099   1 $12,099   $12,099 7
2015/03/27 45 $60,101 +397% 4 $15,025   $72,200 14
2015/04/03 39 $105,026 +75% 18 $5,835   $177,226 21
2015/04/10 32 $115,689 +10% 27 $4,285   $292,915 28
2015/04/17 30 $132,891 +15% 40 $3,322   $425,806 35
2015/04/24 29 $170,254 +28% 47 $3,622   $596,060 42
2015/05/01 26 $145,940 -14% 80 $1,824   $742,000 49
2015/05/08 31 $157,000 +8% 80 $1,963   $899,000 56
2015/05/15 31 $113,688 -28% 47 $2,419   $1,014,000 63
2015/07/03 63 $10,987   5 $2,197   $1,327,958 105
2015/07/10 65 $10,031 -9% 8 $1,254   $1,337,989 112
2015/07/17 97 $1,264 -87% 6 $211   $1,339,253 119
2015/07/24 94 $2,954 +134% 5 $591   $1,342,207 126
2015/07/31 105 $571 -81% 1 $571   $1,342,778 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 8/27/2015 $0 0 4 23 $56,628 4/19/2016
Australia 4/9/2015 $9,602 2 3 22 $76,858 6/15/2015
Brazil 3/26/2015 $0 0 35 69 $221,276 6/26/2015
Bulgaria 3/27/2015 $0 0 0 0 $26,489 7/22/2016
Colombia 9/24/2015 $2,202 17 17 20 $4,892 10/6/2015
Germany 10/30/2014 $0 0 9 29 $515,488 10/20/2015
Italy 10/23/2014 $0 0 1 2 $1,227,486 10/20/2015
New Zealand 3/12/2015 $0 0 23 49 $158,698 6/9/2015
Taiwan 5/22/2015 $0 0 3 6 $106,626 7/21/2015
United Kingdom 7/17/2015 $86,925 26 37 131 $456,752 9/30/2015
 
International Total$2,851,193 7/22/2016

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