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Waste Land (2010)

Waste Land poster
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
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,901 $187,716
All Time Worldwide Box Office 12,580 $187,716
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,106 $187,716

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


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 Domestic 21st Weekend 1,371 $102 Mar 18, 2011 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 790 $102 Mar 18, 2011 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 784 $102 Mar 18, 2011 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 1,152 $2,555 Mar 11, 2011 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 534 $2,555 Mar 11, 2011 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 402 $852 Mar 11, 2011 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,144 $6,022 Mar 4, 2011 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 432 $6,022 Mar 4, 2011 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 276 $1,204 Mar 4, 2011 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,253 $9,001 Feb 25, 2011 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 432 $9,001 Feb 25, 2011 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 210 $1,500 Feb 25, 2011 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,657 $5,351 Feb 18, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 636 $5,351 Feb 18, 2011 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 296 $1,338 Feb 18, 2011 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,861 $6,466 Feb 11, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 668 $6,466 Feb 11, 2011 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 507 $1,078 Feb 11, 2011 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,042 $7,488 Feb 4, 2011 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 704 $7,488 Feb 4, 2011 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 206 $1,872 Feb 4, 2011 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,677 $3,556 Jan 28, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,091 $3,556 Jan 28, 2011 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 541 $1,185 Jan 28, 2011 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,203 $2,396 Jan 21, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,386 $2,396 Jan 21, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,283 $599 Jan 21, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 2,976 $8,848 Jan 14, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,017 $8,848 Jan 14, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 95 $2,949 Jan 14, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,256 $1,385 Jan 7, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,909 $1,385 Jan 7, 2011 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,420 $693 Jan 7, 2011 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,793 $937 Dec 31, 2010 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,177 $937 Dec 31, 2010 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,189 $937 Dec 31, 2010 66
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,746 $865 Dec 17, 2010 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,595 $865 Dec 17, 2010 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,691 $865 Dec 17, 2010 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,758 $3,298 Dec 10, 2010 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,339 $3,298 Dec 10, 2010 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,626 $1,099 Dec 10, 2010 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,662 $9,421 Dec 3, 2010 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,026 $9,421 Dec 3, 2010 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,010 $1,884 Dec 3, 2010 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,194 $9,193 Nov 26, 2010 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,283 $9,193 Nov 26, 2010 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,674 $1,532 Nov 26, 2010 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,464 $14,524 Nov 19, 2010 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,309 $14,524 Nov 19, 2010 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,780 $1,816 Nov 19, 2010 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,583 $8,271 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,101 $8,271 Nov 12, 2010 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,584 $1,654 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,368 $8,656 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,638 $8,656 Nov 5, 2010 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,642 $4,328 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,377 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,435 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,455 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Theater Average Limited Release 2,378 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 113 $9,806 Oct 29, 2010 3
Never Wide Domestic 3,837 $187,716 Oct 29, 2010 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,354 $187,716 Oct 29, 2010 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,544 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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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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