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Waste Land (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $187,716Details
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Synopsis

Renowned artist Vik Muniz journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2010 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 303 $187,716
Top 2010 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 160 $187,716
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 25,920 $1,500
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 62,557 $102
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 7,788 $4,328
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 45,323 $693
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 31,380 $1,204
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 2,373 $9,806
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 20,822 $1,884
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 33,764 $1,099
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 21,599 $1,816
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 37,915 $937
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 25,441 $1,532
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 40,328 $852
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 28,713 $1,338
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 12,616 $2,949
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 48,556 $599
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 31,800 $1,185
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 20,977 $1,872
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 34,278 $1,078
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 23,655 $1,654
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 39,955 $865
All Time Worldwide Box Office 12,483 $187,716
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,212 $200,094
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 9,384 $200,094
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,088 $187,716
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,872 $187,716

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Arthouse Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Artists, Environment
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Almega Projects, O2 Filmes
Production Countries: Brazil,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,367 $102 Mar 18, 2011 143
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 787 $102 Mar 18, 2011 143
Highest Theater Average 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 781 $102 Mar 18, 2011 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,148 $2,555 Mar 11, 2011 136
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 531 $2,555 Mar 11, 2011 136
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 400 $852 Mar 11, 2011 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,138 $6,022 Mar 4, 2011 129
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 430 $6,022 Mar 4, 2011 129
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 276 $1,204 Mar 4, 2011 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,244 $9,001 Feb 25, 2011 122
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 428 $9,001 Feb 25, 2011 122
Highest Theater Average 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 210 $1,500 Feb 25, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,647 $5,351 Feb 18, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 632 $5,351 Feb 18, 2011 115
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 296 $1,338 Feb 18, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,851 $6,466 Feb 11, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 664 $6,466 Feb 11, 2011 108
Highest Theater Average 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 506 $1,078 Feb 11, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,032 $7,488 Feb 4, 2011 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 700 $7,488 Feb 4, 2011 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 206 $1,872 Feb 4, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,664 $3,556 Jan 28, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,086 $3,556 Jan 28, 2011 94
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 539 $1,185 Jan 28, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,188 $2,396 Jan 21, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,380 $2,396 Jan 21, 2011 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,277 $599 Jan 21, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,964 $8,848 Jan 14, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,013 $8,848 Jan 14, 2011 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 95 $2,949 Jan 14, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,240 $1,385 Jan 7, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,906 $1,385 Jan 7, 2011 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,416 $693 Jan 7, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,776 $937 Dec 31, 2010 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,173 $937 Dec 31, 2010 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,187 $937 Dec 31, 2010 66
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,729 $865 Dec 17, 2010 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,586 $865 Dec 17, 2010 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,687 $865 Dec 17, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,738 $3,298 Dec 10, 2010 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,330 $3,298 Dec 10, 2010 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,620 $1,099 Dec 10, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,643 $9,421 Dec 3, 2010 38
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,018 $9,421 Dec 3, 2010 38
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,007 $1,884 Dec 3, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,173 $9,193 Nov 26, 2010 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,274 $9,193 Nov 26, 2010 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,667 $1,532 Nov 26, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,439 $14,524 Nov 19, 2010 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,298 $14,524 Nov 19, 2010 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,771 $1,816 Nov 19, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,550 $8,271 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,081 $8,271 Nov 12, 2010 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,574 $1,654 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,338 $8,656 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,620 $8,656 Nov 5, 2010 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,637 $4,328 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,345 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,415 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,449 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 113 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 3,820 $187,716 Oct 29, 2010 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 7,328 $187,716 Oct 29, 2010 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 2,554 7 Oct 29, 2010 0

Cast

Vik Muniz    Himself
Fabio Ghivelder    Himself
Isis Rodrigues Garros    Herself
Jose Carlos da Silva Baia Lopes    Zumbi
Sebastiao Carlos do Santos    Tiao
Valter dos Santos    Himself
Leide Laurentina da Sailva    Irma
Magna de Franca Santos    Herself
Suelem Pereira Dias    Herself
Simon de Pury    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Angus Aynsley
Producer    Hank Levine
Executive Producer    Fernando Meirelles
Executive Producer    Miel de Botton Aynsley
Executive Producer    Andrea Barata Ribeiro
Executive Producer    Jackie de Botton
Co-Producer    Peter Martin
Co-Director    Joao Jardim
Co-Director    Karen Harley

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 69 $9,806   1 $9,806   $9,806 3
2010/11/05 73 $8,656 -12% 2 $4,328   $18,743 10
2010/11/12 69 $8,271 -4% 5 $1,654   $38,729 17
2010/11/19 53 $14,524 +76% 8 $1,816   $57,097 24
2010/11/26 64 $9,193 -37% 6 $1,532   $73,913 31
2010/12/03 66 $9,421 +2% 5 $1,884   $89,343 38
2010/12/10 84 $3,298 -65% 3 $1,099   $96,597 45
2010/12/17 91 $865 -74% 1 $865   $99,847 52
2010/12/31 89 $937   1 $937   $102,454 66
2011/01/07 83 $1,385 +48% 2 $693   $103,839 73
2011/01/14 64 $8,848 +539% 3 $2,949   $114,260 80
2011/01/21 78 $2,396 -73% 4 $599   $116,700 87
2011/01/28 77 $3,556 +48% 3 $1,185   $123,727 94
2011/02/04 61 $7,488 +111% 4 $1,872   $131,721 101
2011/02/11 65 $6,466 -14% 6 $1,078   $142,981 108
2011/02/18 74 $5,351 -17% 4 $1,338   $154,235 115
2011/02/25 63 $9,001 +68% 6 $1,500   $169,215 122
2011/03/04 75 $6,022 -33% 5 $1,204   $179,672 129
2011/03/11 94 $2,555 -58% 3 $852   $185,387 136
2011/03/18 122 $102 -96% 1 $102   $187,716 143

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/21 68 $1,449   4 $362   $155,684 116
2011/03/20 - $102   1 $102   $187,716 143

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 77 $10,087   1 $10,087   $10,087 7
2010/11/05 66 $20,371 +102% 2 $10,186   $30,458 14
2010/11/12 70 $12,115 -41% 5 $2,423   $42,573 21
2010/11/19 58 $22,147 +83% 8 $2,768   $64,720 28
2010/11/26 64 $15,202 -31% 6 $2,534   $79,922 35
2010/12/03 67 $13,377 -12% 5 $2,675   $93,299 42
2010/12/10 83 $5,683 -58% 3 $1,894   $98,982 49
2010/12/17 102 $865 -85% 1 $865   $99,847 56
2010/12/31 95 $937   1 $937   $102,454 70
2011/01/07 81 $2,958 +216% 2 $1,479   $105,412 77
2011/01/14 70 $8,892 +201% 3 $2,964   $114,304 84
2011/01/21 77 $5,867 -34% 4 $1,467   $120,171 91
2011/01/28 80 $4,062 -31% 3 $1,354   $124,233 98
2011/02/04 60 $12,282 +202% 4 $3,071   $136,515 105
2011/02/11 61 $12,369 +1% 6 $2,062   $148,884 112
2011/02/18 69 $11,330 -8% 4 $2,833   $160,214 119
2011/02/25 64 $13,436 +19% 6 $2,239   $173,650 126
2011/03/04 77 $9,182 -32% 5 $1,836   $182,832 133
2011/03/11 92 $4,782 -48% 3 $1,594   $187,614 140
2011/03/18 126 $102 -98% 1 $102   $187,716 147

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