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The Great Invisible (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,952Details
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On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in a blaze of fire that could be seen 35 miles away, killing 11 workers and causing the worst oil spill in American history. THE GREAT INVISIBLE, the first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, is the result of four years that Alabama-born Brown spent traveling in the small towns and major cities all around the Gulf, talking to those affected. With an eye for unforgettable characters, Brown gained the trust of a wide range of people- from industry insiders to small-town fishermen, from lawyers administering BP's faulty compensation fund to the shell-shocked survivors of the initial blast (one of whom provides chilling first-person video taken onboard the Deepwater Horizon in the days leading up to the disaster). Together, their testimony adds up to a damning portrait of an industry whose lack of government oversight led to unthinkable catastrophe - a lack of oversight that has not changed, despite the widespread outrage at the time.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,201-14,300) 14,244 $9,952
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,401-19,500) 19,448 $9,952
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,501-6,600) 6,566 $9,952

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2014 (Limited) by RADiUS-TWC
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2346, 10/29/2014)
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Environment, Corporate Malfeasance
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 7&7 Films, Gigantic Pictures, Passion Pictures, Motto Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Douglas Harold Brown    Himself
Robert L. Cavnar    Himself
Kenneth Feinberg    Himself
Roosevelt Harris    Himself
Keith Jones    Himself
Latham Smith    Himself
Stephen Stone    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Margaret Brown    Producer
Jason Orans    Producer
Julie Goldman    Producer
Jeff Skoll    Executive Producer
Diane Weyermann    Executive Producer
John Battsek    Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer    Executive Producer
Robin Schwartz    Editor
Tyler Hubby    Editor
Jeffrey Peixoto    Cinematographer
Adam Stone    Cinematographer
Jody Lee Lipes    Cinematographer
David Wingo    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/31 94 $2,348   3 $783   $5,048 1
2014/11/07 85 $3,572 +52% 5 $714   $9,952 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/10/31 87 $3,680   3 $1,227   $6,380 2

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