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Girl Model (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,154Details
International Box Office $1,109Details
Worldwide Box Office $22,263
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Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, Girl Model follows a complex global supply chain of young girls sent abroad to seek their fortunes in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry. Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. Girl Model follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home in Russia and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley's initial discovery of Nadya, they rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya's optimism about rescuing her family from financial hardship grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,301-13,400) 13,333 $21,154
All Time International Box Office (Rank 12,001-12,100) 12,099 $1,109
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,101-18,200) 18,110 $22,263
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,812 $21,154

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 5th, 2012 (Limited)
International Releases: July 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
Video Release: February 12th, 2013 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 77 minutes
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Keywords: Fashion, Models, Big Break, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Epilogue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Carnivalesque Films, Dogwood Films, POV
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Nadya Vall    Herself


Ashley Arbough    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

David Redmon    Producer
Ashley Sabin    Producer
David Redmon    Cinematographer
Ashley Sabin    Cinematographer
Marcy Garriott    Consulting Producer
Robert Garriott    Consulting Producer
David Redmon    Editor
Ashley Sabin    Editor
Darius Marder    Second Editor
Alan Canant    Second Editor
Matthew Dougherty    Composer
Eric Taxier    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/09/07 79 $6,864   1 $6,864   $6,864 1
2012/09/14 79 $5,849 -15% 5 $1,170   $14,943 2
2012/09/21 100 $723 -88% 3 $241   $18,816 3
2012/10/12 92 $645   1 $645   $19,914 6
2012/10/19 104 $243 -62% 1 $243   $20,592 7
2012/11/16 102 $267   1 $267   $21,092 11
2012/11/30 100 $62   1 $62   $21,154 13

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/09/07 80 $7,128   1 $7,128   $9,094 2
2012/09/14 78 $8,999 +26% 5 $1,800   $18,093 3
2012/09/21 102 $1,176 -87% 3 $392   $19,269 4
2012/10/12 96 $1,080   1 $1,080   $20,349 7
2012/10/19 111 $386 -64% 1 $386   $20,735 8
2012/10/26 109 $90 -77% 1 $90   $20,825 9
2012/11/16 107 $267   1 $267   $21,092 12
2012/11/30 103 $62   1 $62   $21,154 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Netherlands 7/12/2012 $1,109 5 5 5 $1,109 12/11/2015
International Total$1,109 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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