An exploration of the political unrest of 1960s Japan, when mass student uprisings coincided with the beginnings of the far-left United Red Army group, which tortured and murdered its “deviant” members during a 1972 training session. The film depicts the famed Asama-Sanso incident, which began when members of the United Red Army assassinated 14 of its own, during a group “self-criticism” session, and then broke into a holiday lodge below Mount Asama and took the wife of the lodge-keeper as a hostage. A standoff between police and the URA radicals took place, lasting ten days.
Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists
|All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,301-15,400)
|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,501-20,600)
|All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,401-7,500)
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||May 27th, 2011 (Limited) by Lorber Films, released as United Red Army|
||January 17th, 2012 by Kino Video, released as United Red Army|
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||Cinema Verite, Political, College, Strike, Inspired by a True Story, Foreign Language, Hostage, Epilogue|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Historical Fiction|
||Wakamatsu, Skhole Co|
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June 1st, 2011
It was another amazing week on the per theater chart as The Tree of Life led the way with an average of $93,230 in four theaters. This represents the best per screen average for the director and for the distributor. Add in reviews that might be Oscar-worthy, and the film should expand over the coming weeks / months. Speaking of expanding, and Oscar -worthy reviews, Midnight in Paris saw its theater count grow from 6 to 58, while its per theater average held on strong at $33,268. The overall number one film, The Hangover 2, was next with an average of $23,775, while Kung Fu Panda 2 was the only other film to cross the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart with an average of $12,142.
May 27th, 2011
There are not a lot of limited releases this week, but there are a couple that could be worth checking out. The Tree of Life is the film with the best chance at finding mainstream success, while Small Town Murder Songs is the one I'm cheering for the most.
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