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A Ballerina's Tale (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $96,900Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $63,171 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $26,434 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $89,605
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  8. Trailer


Few dancers make it to the highest levels of classical ballet. Of that already small number, only a fraction of them are black women. Misty Copeland, from the small California city of San Pedro, has pulled herself up the ladder at American Ballet Theater (ABT) from the studio company to the corps de ballet to soloist. The only rung in the ladder left to climb is principal dancer, aka prima ballerina.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,201-11,300) 11,245 $96,900
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,401-15,500) 15,456 $96,900
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,103 $96,900

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2015 (Limited) by IFC Films
Video Release: February 2nd, 2016 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Dancing, Ballet, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Urban Romance, Sundance Selects, Indenpendent Television Service, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Ford Foundation, Just Films, Tribeca Film Institute
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Misty Copeland    Herself


Raven Wilkinson    Herself
Susan Fales Hill    Herself
Victoria Rowell    Herself
Leyla Fayyaz    Herself
Daisha Graf    Herself
Robyn Gardenhire    Herself
Bevy Smith    Herself
Andrew Herwitz    Himself
Ingrid Graham    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Nelson George    Producer
Leslie Norville    Producer
Malika Weeden    Editor
Cliff Charles    Director of Photography

Per Theater Chart: Very Little Room at the Top

October 21st, 2015


Room was in a close race for top spot on the per theater with last week's winner, but it came out on top with an average of $29,575 in four theaters. Steve Jobs was right behind with an average of $25,212 in 60. This film is going to expand wide this weekend and could lead the weekend. The Assassin earned an average of $11,973 in four theaters, which is strong for a foreign-language film. Meanwhile, Truth was right behind with an average of $11,039 in six. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Make Room for Limited Releases

October 16th, 2015


It is a fantastic week for limited releases with a number of movies in various genres that are earning impressive reviews / loud buzz. There's documentaries (All Things Must Pass and A Ballerina's Tale); horror (Tales of Halloween); action (The Assassin); and even a potential Oscar winner (Room). More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/10/16 68 $9,388   2 $4,694   $21,812 1
2015/10/23 49 $22,561 +140% 13 $1,735   $50,148 2
2015/10/30 60 $13,252 -41% 15 $883   $72,684 3
2015/11/06 69 $7,113 -46% 16 $445   $88,525 4
2015/11/13 87 $1,667 -77% 9 $185   $93,891 5
2015/11/20 75 $2,340 +40% 15 $156   $96,900 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/10/09 72 $12,424   2 $6,212   $12,424 1
2015/10/16 73 $15,163 +22% 2 $7,582   $27,587 2
2015/10/23 51 $31,845 +110% 13 $2,450   $59,432 3
2015/10/30 60 $21,980 -31% 15 $1,465   $81,412 4
2015/11/06 73 $10,812 -51% 16 $676   $92,224 5
2015/11/13 96 $2,336 -78% 9 $260   $94,560 6

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