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Through a Lens Darkly (2014)

Through a Lens Darkly poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,169Details
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Synopsis

Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, this documentary opens a window into lives, experiences and perspectives of black families that is absent from the traditional historical canon, revealing a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture and its founding ideals.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 11,273 $65,169
All Time Worldwide Box Office 14,119 $65,169
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,205 $65,169

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 27th, 2014 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: African-American, Photography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Through a Lens Darkly, ITVS, NBPC
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 1,154 $225 Jan 23, 2015 152
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 674 $225 Jan 23, 2015 152
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 645 $225 Jan 23, 2015 152
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 2,041 $254 Dec 26, 2014 124
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 1,108 $254 Dec 26, 2014 124
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 1,059 $254 Dec 26, 2014 124
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,333 $1,654 Dec 12, 2014 110
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,083 $1,654 Dec 12, 2014 110
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 242 $1,654 Dec 12, 2014 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 3,000 $278 Dec 5, 2014 103
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,556 $278 Dec 5, 2014 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,464 $278 Dec 5, 2014 103
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,648 $526 Nov 21, 2014 89
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,791 $526 Nov 21, 2014 89
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,399 $526 Nov 21, 2014 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,664 $2,061 Nov 14, 2014 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,607 $2,061 Nov 14, 2014 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 250 $2,061 Nov 14, 2014 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,680 $21 Nov 7, 2014 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,295 $21 Nov 7, 2014 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,293 $21 Nov 7, 2014 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 5,092 $60 Oct 31, 2014 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,453 $60 Oct 31, 2014 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,449 $60 Oct 31, 2014 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 5,440 $398 Oct 24, 2014 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,560 $398 Oct 24, 2014 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,303 $398 Oct 24, 2014 61
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,631 $118 Oct 10, 2014 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,129 $118 Oct 10, 2014 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,107 $118 Oct 10, 2014 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 7,189 $77 Oct 3, 2014 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,391 $77 Oct 3, 2014 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,382 $77 Oct 3, 2014 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,696 $158 Sep 26, 2014 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,633 $158 Sep 26, 2014 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,598 $158 Sep 26, 2014 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,878 $1,575 Sep 19, 2014 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,581 $1,575 Sep 19, 2014 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,110 $788 Sep 19, 2014 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,204 $3,534 Sep 12, 2014 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,662 $3,534 Sep 12, 2014 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,195 $3,534 Sep 12, 2014 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,220 $9,882 Sep 5, 2014 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,500 $9,882 Sep 5, 2014 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 524 $9,882 Sep 5, 2014 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,069 $11,764 Aug 29, 2014 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,141 $11,764 Aug 29, 2014 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,115 $11,764 Aug 29, 2014 5
Theater Average Limited Release 1,696 $11,764 Aug 29, 2014 5
Top 2014 Theater Average Limited Release 93 $11,764 Aug 29, 2014 5
Never Wide Domestic 5,142 $65,169 Aug 27, 2014 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,619 $65,169 Aug 27, 2014 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,504 2 Aug 27, 2014 0

Cast

Deborah Willis    Herself
Lyle Ashton Harris    Himself
Carrie Mae Weems    Herself
Thomas Allen Harris    Himself
Hank Willis Thomas    Himself
Robin Kelly    Herself
Anthony Barboza    Himself/Photographer
Hugh Bell    Himself/Photographer
Dawoud Bey    Himself/Photographer
Renee Cox    Herself/Photographer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Thomas Allen Harris
Screenwriter    Don Perry
Screenwriter    Paul Carter Harrison
Producer    Thomas Allen Harris
Producer    Deborah Willis
Producer    Ann Bennett
Producer    Don Perry
Executive Producer    John Singleton
Executive Producer    Kimberly Steward
Executive Producer    K. Period Media
Editor    K.A. Mille
Editor    Matthew Cohn
Composer    Vernon Reid
Composer    Miles Jay

Per Theater Chart: Lovely and Strange

September 3rd, 2014

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The Last of Robin Hood led the way on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $17,709 in two theaters. Through a Lens Darkly was the only other member of the $10,000 club with $11,764 in its lone theater. This is more impressive, because it opened on Wednesday. More...

These Limited Releases are Cursed

August 29th, 2014

Swearnet: The Movie poster

It's not a great week for limited releases as there are only two films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: The Congress and Starred Up. Both of those films are playing on Video on Demand as well, so their box office numbers are likely going to be weaker than their Tomatometer Scores. Cantinflas does have an outside shot at tenth place, so at least there's some good news as far as limited releases are concerned. Swearnet: The Movie might turn out to be the biggest hit of the weekend north of the border, but it doesn't open in the States till next month. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/29 69 $11,764   1 $11,764   $16,618 5
2014/09/05 73 $9,882 -16% 1 $9,882   $31,681 12
2014/09/12 77 $3,534 -64% 1 $3,534   $41,441 19
2014/09/19 93 $1,575 -55% 2 $788   $45,984 26
2014/09/26 109 $158 -90% 1 $158   $52,812 33
2014/10/03 103 $77 -51% 1 $77   $52,889 40
2014/10/10 108 $118 +53% 1 $118   $53,062 47
2014/10/24 107 $398   1 $398   $53,460 61
2014/10/31 108 $60 -85% 1 $60   $53,520 68
2014/11/07 110 $21 -65% 1 $21   $53,786 75
2014/11/14 80 $2,061 +9,714% 1 $2,061   $56,903 82
2014/11/21 83 $526 -74% 1 $526   $58,550 89
2014/12/05 92 $278   1 $278   $59,669 103
2014/12/12 71 $1,654 +495% 1 $1,654   $61,885 110
2014/12/26 74 $254   1 $254   $62,852 124
2015/01/23 91 $225   1 $225   $65,169 152

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/22 74 $4,854   1 $4,854   $4,854 2
2014/08/29 68 $16,945 +249% 1 $16,945   $21,799 9
2014/09/05 62 $16,108 -5% 1 $16,108   $37,907 16
2014/09/12 78 $6,502 -60% 1 $6,502   $44,409 23
2014/09/19 73 $8,245 +27% 2 $4,123   $52,654 30
2014/09/26 116 $158 -98% 1 $158   $52,812 37
2014/10/03 116 $132 -16% 1 $132   $52,944 44
2014/10/10 95 $1,479 +1,020% 2 $740   $54,423 51
2014/10/24 111 $398   1 $398   $53,460 65
2014/10/31 108 $305 -23% 1 $305   $53,765 72
2014/11/07 87 $1,277 +319% 3 $426   $54,842 79
2014/11/14 81 $3,182 +149% 3 $1,061   $58,024 86
2014/12/05 95 $454   2 $227   $60,231 107
2014/12/12 77 $2,367 +421% 1 $2,367   $62,598 114
2014/12/26 77 $1,843   2 $922   $64,441 128
2015/01/09 98 $338   1 $338   $64,779 142
2015/01/16 97 $165 -51% 1 $165   $64,944 149
2015/01/23 101 $225 +36% 1 $225   $65,169 156

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