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Battle for Brooklyn (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,981Details
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In 2003 filmmaker Michael Galinsky read a NY Times article about a New Jersey Nets stadium coming to Brooklyn. Eight years and three lawsuits later, the Forest City Ratner vs. The People vs. The State of New York vs. The Borough of Brooklyn saga has played out for all of New York City to bear witness. A main character in this real estate tragedy has been Daniel Goldstein, the Prospect Heights man who refused to be bought out by Ratner developers. His organization, Develop Don't Destroy, led the anti-Atlantic Yards movement and mobilized thousands of people toward his cause. Battle for Brooklyn starts at the very beginning of this debate and follows it through its devastating conclusion. We see how Goldstein's life was upended when he took on Ratner, and how he changes over the course of this near decade long struggle. New Yorkers pride themselves on being stubborn and vocal, and Goldstein certainly earns this pride. If you're a Brooklyn resident who heard about all the hoopla but didn't understand what people were actually fighting for, now is your chance to learn about the (anti-) development in your own backyard


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,501-13,600) 13,572 $17,981
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,501-18,600) 18,516 $17,981
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,014 $17,981

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 9th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Rooftop Films
June 17th, 2011 (Limited), released as Battle for Brooklyn
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Agitprop, Political, Underdog, Land Developer
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rumur
Production Countries: United States


Daniel Goldstein    Himself
Shabnam Merchant    Herself
Patti Hagan    Herself
Letitia James    Herself
Norman Siegel    Himself
Marty Markowitz    Himself
Bruce Ratner    Himself
Michael R. Bloomberg    Himself
Bruce Bender    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Suki Hawley    Producer
Suki Hawley    Editor
Michael Galinsky    Producer
Michael Galinsky    Cinematographer
David Beilinson    Producer
Adam Galinsky    Associate Producer
Susan Littenberg    Associate Producer
David Reid    Composer
Derek Bermel    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/06/17 66 $11,141   1 $11,141   $11,141 1
2011/06/24 92 $2,253 -80% 1 $2,253   $15,303 2
2011/07/01 89 $1,280 -43% 1 $1,280   $17,981 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/06/17 76 $13,050   1 $13,050   $13,050 1
2011/06/24 93 $3,651 -72% 1 $3,651   $16,701 2
2011/07/01 99 $1,280 -65% 1 $1,280   $17,981 3

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