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Surviving Progress (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,953Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society - Or too much of a good thing - Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
75% - Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 6th, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: September 25th, 2012 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Agitprop, Environment, Class Warfare, Gratuitous Cameos, Political, Academics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Cinemaginaire, Big Picture Media Group, National Film Board of Canada
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,599 $2,155 Jun 22, 2012 80
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,610 $1,420 Jun 8, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,680 $3,389 Jun 1, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,381 $1,966 May 25, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,892 $2,256 May 18, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,359 $2,357 May 11, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,155 $1,323 May 4, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,051 $853 Apr 27, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,361 $9,817 Apr 20, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,232 $434 Apr 13, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,662 $4,161 Apr 6, 2012 3

Cast

Jane Goodall    Herself
Stephen Hawking    Himself
Michael Hudson    Himself
Ronald Wright    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Co-Director    Harold Crooks
Producer    Daniel Louis
Producer    Denise Robert
Screenwriter    Harold Crooks
Screenwriter    Mathieu Roy
Executive Producer    Mark Achbar
Executive Producer    Betsy Carson
Producer    Gerry Flahive
Executive Producer    Silva Basmajian
Executive Producer    Martin Scorsese
Executive Producer    Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Editor    Louis-Martin Paradis
Cinematographer    Mario Janelle

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012

It's the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season. Starting the rush this year is The Avengers, which broke records at the box office and will likely do the same on the home market. It is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack is the better deal. The only other contender for Pick of the Week is Bond: 50 on Buy from Amazon. However, it's a double-dip... or triple-dip. I've lost count. In the end, I'm going with The Avengers on 3D Combo Pack. It's only $5 more, so it is worth future-proofing. More...

Per Theater Chart: Damsels in Delight

April 10th, 2012

Damsels in Distress topped the per theater chart with an average of $14,647 in four theaters. This suggests some potential to expand, although it is too soon to tell if the film will earn some measure of mainstream success. Bully slipped to second place with an average of $12,292 in six theaters, but it should expand now that it has been given a PG-13 rating. We Have a Pope surprised with an average of $10,456 in three theaters. More...

Are Limited Releases Spreading Hope or Distress?

April 6th, 2012

It's a pretty big week for limited releases, although due to the holidays, we don't have hard theater counts for most of them. There are a large number of films that are earning some real measure of buzz and / or very positive reviews. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope might have had the best hope at finding an audience, but it is coming out on Video on Demand as well as in theaters. Likewise, The Hunter has an impressive cast and good reviews, but opened Video on Demand previously, and that tends to kill a film's box office chances. Damsels in Distress could be the big hit as well as it does have a few actors, and a director, that have Indie cred. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/06 67 $4,161   2 $2,081   $4,161 3
2012/04/13 103 $434 -90% 1 $434   $6,537 10
2012/04/20 72 $9,817 +2,162% 6 $1,636   $16,643 17
2012/04/27 105 $853 -91% 2 $427   $23,114 24
2012/05/04 101 $1,323 +55% 1 $1,323   $24,604 31
2012/05/11 97 $2,357 +78% 3 $786   $27,734 38
2012/05/18 82 $2,256 -4% 2 $1,128   $31,158 45
2012/05/25 64 $1,966 -13% 2 $983   $35,216 52
2012/06/01 79 $3,389 +72% 4 $847   $40,546 59
2012/06/08 94 $1,420 -58% 4 $355   $43,755 66
2012/06/22 81 $2,155   2 $1,078   $47,139 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/06 79 $6,103   2 $3,052   $6,103 7
2012/04/13 102 $723 -88% 1 $723   $6,826 14
2012/04/20 75 $15,435 +2,035% 6 $2,573   $22,261 21
2012/04/27 94 $1,020 -93% 2 $510   $23,281 28
2012/05/04 99 $2,096 +105% 1 $2,096   $25,377 35
2012/05/11 91 $3,525 +68% 3 $1,175   $28,902 42
2012/05/18 67 $4,348 +23% 2 $2,174   $33,250 49
2012/05/25 62 $3,907 -10% 2 $1,954   $37,157 56
2012/06/01 82 $5,178 +33% 4 $1,295   $42,335 63
2012/06/08 94 $2,649 -49% 4 $662   $44,984 70
2012/06/22 83 $2,975   2 $1,488   $47,959 84
2012/06/29 94 $512 -83% 1 $512   $48,471 91
2012/07/06 87 $753 +47% 1 $753   $49,224 98
2012/07/13 77 $2,382 +216% 1 $2,382   $51,606 105
2012/08/03 92 $1,543   1 $1,543   $53,149 126
2012/09/14 104 $804   1 $804   $53,953 168

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