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Elefante blanco (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,863Details
International Box Office $5,715,927Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,724,790
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In the “Villa Virgin”, a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires, Julian The Secret in Their Eyes, and Nicolas–two priests and long -standing friends–work tirelessly to help the local people. Nicolas joins Julian in overseeing the construction of a hospital following the failure of a project he was leading in which paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled by his actions, Nicolas finds solace in Luciana, a young, attractive atheist social worker. As Nicholas’s beliefs wane, tension and violence grow between the slum’s drug-dealing cartels and when work on the hospital is halted by ministerial decree, the faith of the entire community is put to the test.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,401-14,500) 14,404 $8,863
All Time International Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,480 $5,715,927
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,714 $5,724,790
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,695 $8,863

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 29th, 2013 (Limited) by Strand, released as White Elephant
International Releases: May 17th, 2012 (Wide) (Argentina)
July 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Spain)
November 1st, 2012 (Wide) (Uruguay)
November 9th, 2012 (Wide) (Brazil)
December 25th, 2012 (Wide) (Peru)
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Video Release: April 2nd, 2013 by Strand Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Religious, Poverty, Government Corruption, Organized Crime, Narcotics, Social Worker
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Morena Films, Matanza Cine, Patagonik, Full House
Production Countries: Argentina,

Leading Cast


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Production and Technical Credits

Alejandro Fadel    Screenwriter
Martin Mauregui    Screenwriter
Millie Santiago    Screenwriter
Juan Gordon    Producer
Pablo Trapero    Producer
Juan Pablo Galli    Producer
Juan Vera    Producer
Alejandro Cacetta    Producer
Juan Pedro De Gaspar    Production Designer
Pablo Trapero    Editor
Nacho Ruiz Capillas    Editor
Mychael Nymann    Composer
Guillermo Nieto    Director of Photography
Juan Lovece    Production Manager
Fernando Brun    Art Director
Carlos Lidon    Sound Mixer
Marisa Urruti    Wardrobe
Alberto Moccia    Hairstylist
Carolina Oclander    Make up
Federico Cueva    Special Effects

Per Theater Chart: Needing a Bigger Place

April 2nd, 2013

There was a huge selection of films in the $10,000 club, led by The Place Beyond the Pines, which earned an average of $69,864 in four theaters. This is the second-best per theater average for the year thus far, behind only Spring Breakers. Space Station rose back to the $10,000 club with $15,301 in two theaters. This film has amazing legs, even compared to other IMAX films, and pops into the $10,000 from time to time. Room 237 opened with an average of $14,847 in two theaters. This is a good start, but as a documentary its potential to expand is very limited. The overall box office leader, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, earned an average of $10,891 over the three-day portion of its opening weekend. Renoir was right behind with an average of $10,866 in six theaters. Temptation also managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,572. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/29 89 $5,098   1 $5,098   $5,098 1
2013/04/05 92 $2,421 -53% 1 $2,421   $8,462 2
2013/06/07 94 $42   1 $42   $8,863 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/29 92 $6,041   1 $6,041   $6,041 1
2013/04/05 99 $2,421 -60% 1 $2,421   $8,462 2
2013/06/07 111 $42   1 $42   $8,863 11

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 5/17/2012 $873,671 89 89 564 $3,960,455 12/12/2015
Belgium 3/13/2013 $6,425 5 5 28 $29,282 12/14/2015
Brazil 11/9/2012 $2,458 21 21 87 $338,903 12/14/2015
Netherlands 4/11/2013 $4,480 7 7 7 $4,480 12/14/2015
Peru 12/25/2012 $8,773 2 3 9 $24,603 12/14/2015
Spain 7/13/2012 $297,538 113 113 640 $1,284,608 12/12/2015
Taiwan 3/22/2013 $1,317 2 2 3 $3,439 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 4/26/2013 $12,824 7 7 7 $12,824 12/14/2015
Uruguay 11/1/2012 $16,054 9 9 33 $57,333 12/13/2015
International Total$5,715,927 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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