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Unlocking the Cage (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $27,284Details
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  5. Video Sales
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project, are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 12,436 $27,284
All Time Worldwide Box Office 15,439 $27,284
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,162 $27,284

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 25th, 2016 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Rights, Courtroom Drama, Chimpanzees, Cinema Verite
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Pennebaker Hegedus Films, HBO Documentary Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 5,031 $268 Jul 29, 2016 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,394 $268 Jul 29, 2016 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,282 $268 Jul 29, 2016 68
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,310 $998 Jul 8, 2016 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,837 $998 Jul 8, 2016 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,642 $499 Jul 8, 2016 47
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,602 $4,776 Jun 24, 2016 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,646 $4,776 Jun 24, 2016 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,609 $1,592 Jun 24, 2016 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 8,335 $384 Jun 17, 2016 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,997 $384 Jun 17, 2016 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,786 $384 Jun 17, 2016 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 9,157 $422 Jun 10, 2016 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,529 $422 Jun 10, 2016 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,275 $422 Jun 10, 2016 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,262 $3,624 Jun 3, 2016 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,446 $3,624 Jun 3, 2016 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,984 $3,624 Jun 3, 2016 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,920 $3,708 May 27, 2016 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,938 $3,708 May 27, 2016 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,895 $3,708 May 27, 2016 5
Theater Average Limited Release 9,573 $3,708 May 27, 2016 5
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 395 $3,708 May 27, 2016 5
Never Wide Domestic 6,258 $27,284 May 25, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,710 $27,284 May 25, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,626 2 May 25, 2016 0

Cast

Steven M. Wise    Himself
Natalie Prosin    Herself
Liddy Stein    Herself
Mary Lee Jensvold    Herself
Sue Savage Rumbaugh    Herself
Monica Miller    Herself
Gloria Grow    Herself
Elisabeth Stein    Herself
Liz Holtz    Herself
Lori Marino    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Producer    Chris Hegedus
Producer    Frazer Pennebaker
Producer    Rosadel Varela
Executive Producer    Frazer Pennebaker
Editor    Pax Wassermann
Cinematographer    Chris Hegedus
Cinematographer    Jojo Pennebaker
Composer    James Lavino
Associate Producer    Julia McInnis

Limited and VOD Releases: Below Average Releases

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/27 63 $3,708   1 $3,708   $7,502 5
2016/06/03 66 $3,624 -2% 1 $3,624   $13,892 12
2016/06/10 95 $422 -88% 1 $422   $15,716 19
2016/06/17 91 $384 -9% 1 $384   $16,746 26
2016/06/24 68 $4,776 +1,144% 3 $1,592   $21,522 33
2016/07/08 85 $998   2 $499   $26,111 47
2016/07/29 100 $268   1 $268   $26,560 68

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/05/20 84 $3,794   1 $3,794   $3,794 2
2016/05/27 71 $6,474 +71% 1 $6,474   $10,268 9
2016/06/03 71 $5,026 -22% 1 $5,026   $15,294 16
2016/06/10 100 $1,068 -79% 1 $1,068   $16,362 23
2016/06/17 103 $384 -64% 1 $384   $16,746 30
2016/06/24 72 $6,438 +1,577% 2 $3,219   $23,184 37
2016/07/01 91 $1,929 -70% 3 $643   $25,113 44
2016/07/08 99 $1,179 -39% 2 $590   $26,292 51
2016/09/09 121 $390   1 $390   $26,950 114
2016/09/23 127 $334   1 $334   $27,284 128

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