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Elena (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,866Details
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Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with dreams of becoming an actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during the military dictatorship, and she leaves behind Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra goes to New York to pursue acting… and in search of Elena.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,001-13,100) 13,063 $25,866
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,801-17,900) 17,877 $25,866
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,588 $25,866

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 30th, 2014 (Limited) by Variance Films/Syndicado
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Father's Footsteps, Models, Performing Arts, Immigration, Culture Clash, Biography, Depression, Suicide, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Busca Vida Films
Production Countries: Brazil,
United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Elena Andrade    Herself


Petra Costa    Narrator

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Production and Technical Credits

Petra Costa    Screenwriter
Carolina Ziskind    Screenwriter
Petra Costa    Producer
Tim Robbins    Executive Producer
Fernando Meirelles    Executive Producer
Marilia Moraes    Editor
Tina Baz*    Editor
Janice D'Avila    Cinematographer
Miguel Vassy    Cinematographer
Will Etchebehere    Cinematographer
Olivier Goinard    Sound Designer
Patricia Portaro    Music Supervisor
Martha Kiss Perrone    Art Director
Alonso Pafyeze    Art Director
Lorena Ortiz    Art Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/05/30 55 $10,341   1 $10,341   $10,341 1
2014/06/13 71 $6,129   1 $6,129   $23,278 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/05/30 56 $14,870   1 $14,870   $14,870 1
2014/06/06 91 $2,279 -85% 2 $1,140   $17,149 2
2014/06/13 76 $7,298 +220% 1 $7,298   $24,555 3
2014/06/20 95 $1,311 -82% 1 $1,311   $25,866 4

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