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White Material (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $304,020Details
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Synopsis

Maria is a White farmer who runs (with her husband, his father, and their son) a failing coffee plantation in an unnamed African country in the present day. Civil war has broken out and rebel soldiers, many of them child soldiers, are advancing on the area. Rebels on the radio advocate attacks on emblems of colonialism. Maria’s workers leave, but she refuses to abandon the plantation, and searches for men to finish harvesting of the coffee. As she and her family await the inevitable, the tensions in their personal relationships, and in their relations with the African community, become exposed. Maria puts the farm in even more danger when she looks after a wounded rebel officer known as “The Boxer.”

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 19th, 2010 (Limited) by IFC Films, released as White Material
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: Descrimination
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Centre National du Cinema, TPS Star, Canal Plus, Les Films Terre Africaine, France 3 Cinema, Wild Bunch, Why Not Productions
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,701 $4,603 Jan 28, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,039 $5,075 Jan 21, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,139 $8,789 Jan 14, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,113 $19,202 Jan 7, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,412 $5,522 Dec 31, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,945 $5,059 Dec 24, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,760 $16,072 Dec 17, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,315 $16,336 Dec 10, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,299 $35,028 Dec 3, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,227 $60,152 Nov 26, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,402 $34,613 Nov 19, 2010 3

Cast

   Maria
Isaach de Bankole    The Boxer
Christopher Lambert    Andre
Nicolas Duvauchelle    Manuel
William Nadylam    Cherif
Adele Ado    Lucie
Ali Barkai   
Daniel Tchangang   
Michel Subor    Andre's Father

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Pascal Caucheteux
Director   
Screenwriter    Claire Denis
Screenwriter    Marie N’Diaye

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 12th, 2011

April 11th, 2011

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November 23rd, 2010

The overall box office leader, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, also led the way on the per theater chart, pulling in an average of $30,307 in more than 4000 theaters. Last week's winner, Tiny Furniture, was a distant second place, with $16,384 in one theater. Made in Dagenham opened with a disappointing average of $12,521 in three theaters. This should be enough to expand somewhat, but its chances of earning a significant measure of mainstream success took a hit over the weekend. White Material was right behind with an average of $11,538, also in three theaters. More...

Don't Be Heartless, See a Limited Release

November 19th, 2010

While there are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, there are a few that are earning reviews that are good to great. This includes Made in Dagenham, which could be an Awards Season player, while White Material is also doing well enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. Or at least do better than the average Foreign Language film. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/19 40 $34,613   3 $11,538   $34,613 3
2010/11/26 42 $60,152 +74% 11 $5,468   $110,157 10
2010/12/03 45 $35,028 -42% 14 $2,502   $165,234 17
2010/12/10 51 $16,336 -53% 13 $1,257   $195,908 24
2010/12/17 49 $16,072 -2% 14 $1,148   $220,046 31
2010/12/24 57 $5,059 -69% 9 $562   $235,328 38
2010/12/31 66 $5,522 +9% 4 $1,381   $246,328 45
2011/01/07 48 $19,202 +248% 21 $914   $268,914 52
2011/01/14 65 $8,789 -54% 13 $676   $287,013 59
2011/01/21 68 $5,075 -42% 11 $461   $295,886 66
2011/01/28 69 $4,603 -9% 6 $767   $302,819 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/17 64 $1,084   13 $83   $288,097 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/19 47 $50,005   3 $16,668   $50,005 7
2010/11/26 42 $80,201 +60% 11 $7,291   $130,206 14
2010/12/03 45 $49,366 -38% 14 $3,526   $179,572 21
2010/12/10 51 $24,402 -51% 13 $1,877   $203,974 28
2010/12/17 53 $26,295 +8% 14 $1,878   $230,269 35
2010/12/24 60 $10,537 -60% 9 $1,171   $240,806 42
2010/12/31 64 $8,906 -15% 4 $2,227   $249,712 49
2011/01/07 48 $28,512 +220% 21 $1,358   $278,224 56
2011/01/14 62 $12,587 -56% 13 $968   $290,811 63
2011/01/21 70 $7,491 -40% 11 $681   $298,302 70
2011/01/28 73 $5,804 -23% 6 $967   $304,020 77

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