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Watermark (2013)

Watermark poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $417,215Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $47,877 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,192 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $51,069
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Synopsis

Watermark is a feature documentary film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. We see massive floating abalone farms off China's Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world - the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. We witness how humans are drawn to water, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time. We speak with scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, and roam the sublime pristine watersheds of Northern British Columbia. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element and the scale of its reach, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. This is balanced by forays into the particular: a haunting memory of a stolen river, a mysterious figure roaming ancient rice terraces, the crucial data hidden in a million.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,901-9,000) 8,942 $417,215
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,801-11,900) 11,848 $417,215

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 27th, 2013 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
April 4th, 2014 (Limited) by Entertainment One
International Releases: September 27th, 2013 (Limited) (Canada)
Video Release: July 8th, 2014 by Entertainment One
MPAA Rating: PG for some smoking images.
(Rating bulletin 2309, 2/12/2014)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Environment, Agitprop, Digital Cinematography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sixth Wave Productions, ScotiaBank, Skion GMBH, Ontario Media Development Corporation, The Canada Media Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund
Production Countries: Canada

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Jennifer Baichwal
Producer    Nicholas de Pencier
Executive Producer    Edward Burtynsky
Executive Producer    Daniel Iron
Editor    Roland Schlimme
Cinematographer    Nicholas de Pencier
Re-recording Mixer    Lou Solakofski
Re-recording Mixer    David Rose
Assistant Editor    David Schmidt
Associate Producer    Noah Weinzweig
Composer    Martin Tielli
Composer    Roland Schlimme
Supervising Sound Editor    David Rose

Per Theater Chart: Under Over Everyone Else

April 8th, 2014

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April 4th, 2014

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/10/04 63 $15,247   2 $7,624   $56,264 7
2013/10/18 57 $29,059   12 $2,422   $176,977 7
2013/10/25 51 $21,517 -26% 12 $1,793   $212,809 14
2013/11/22 65 $4,828   3 $1,609   $309,875 7
2013/11/29 65 $2,096 -57% 1 $2,096   $324,095 14
2013/12/06 54 $2,494 +19% 1 $2,494   $330,226 21
2013/12/13 55 $1,734 -30% 1 $1,734   $347,071 28
2013/12/20 52 $537 -69% 1 $537   $351,273 35
2014/01/17 69 $326   1 $326   $369,284 7
2014/04/04 74 $8,012   2 $4,006   $377,296 3
2014/04/11 72 $8,267 +3% 3 $2,756   $385,563 10
2014/04/18 56 $17,399 +110% 8 $2,175   $402,962 17
2014/04/25 64 $11,364 -35% 16 $710   $414,326 24
2014/05/09 85 $2,889   5 $578   $417,215 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/09 - $1,603   5 $321   $415,929 36
2014/05/10 - $791 -51% 5 $158   $416,720 37

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/27 50 $39,211   2 $19,606   $39,211 7
2013/10/04 53 $41,775 +7% 2 $20,888   $82,792 11
2013/10/11 48 $65,126 +56% 13 $5,010   $147,918 7
2013/10/18 47 $43,374 -33% 12 $3,615   $191,292 14
2013/11/22 56 $10,041   3 $3,347   $321,952 7
2013/11/29 60 $3,327 -67% 1 $3,327   $325,279 14
2013/12/06 56 $4,131 +24% 1 $4,131   $345,192 21
2013/12/13 59 $3,442 -17% 3 $1,147   $350,736 28
2013/12/20 59 $1,568 -54% 1 $1,568   $352,304 39
2013/12/27 61 $880 -44% 1 $880   $353,184 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 9/27/2013 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
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Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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