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Khodorkovsky (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,522Details
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This documentary chronicles Mikhail Khodorkovsky's transformation from a self-proclaimed socialist to a fully realized capitalist - also recounting the stunning turn of events that made him one of world's most famous political prisoners. Weaving together in-depth interviews (including the first on-camera exchange with Khodorkovsky since his arrest), archival material, and stylized computer-animated reenactments, Tuschi shows us a man who embodies the paradox that is modern Russia - condemning the very corruption that helped make his fortune and envisioning a new Russia with respect for the rule of law. Also covering the fight between Russia's richest man (Khodorkovsky) and the country’s most powerful leader (Putin), Cyril Tuschi integrates investigative journalism with political analysis, contextualizing his narrative against political and cultural changes that reshaped Russian life in the last 20 years. The film also dares to explore some of the still-unanswered questions about this mysterious story (e.g. Why didn't Khodorkovsky leave Russia before being arrested? Was Vladimir Putin threatened by Khodorkovsky? And if so, how?) Stolen twice from the filmmaker's office before its Berlin premiere, Khodorkovsky is investigative journalism as political thriller - and an unflinching look at the state of the still-infant capitalist Russia.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,401-12,500) 12,470 $39,522
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,101-17,200) 17,186 $39,522
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,001-5,100) 5,095 $39,522

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 30th, 2011 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: November 6th, 2012 by Kino Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Government Corruption, Biography, Animated Sequences
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rezo Films, Farbfilm Verleih Berlin, Lala Films, Le Vision, Bayerischer
Production Countries: France,

Documentary Subject(s)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky    Himself


Jean-Marc Barr    Narrator
Harvey Friedman    Narrator


Pavel Khodorkovsky    Himself
Marina Khodorkovskaya    Herself
Lena Khodorkovskaya    Herself
Anton Drel    Himself
Joschka Fischer    Herself
Vladimir Putin    Himself
George W. Bush    Himself
Anatoliy Chubays    Himself
Grigoriy Yavlinskiy    Himself
Nina Kravets    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Cyril Tuschi    Cinematographer
Cyril Tuschi    Producer
Simone Bauman    Co-Producer
Yelena Durden-Smith    Creative Producer
Thomas Schmidt    Creative Producer
Claudia Simonesci    Editor
Salome Machaidze    Editor
Cyril Tuschi    Editor
Arvo Part    Composer
Claudia Gatzke    Executive Producer

Per Theater Chart: Strength and Independence

December 6th, 2011

We are right in the prime of Awards Season and over the weekend there were three films earning very impressive per theater averages and two of those films were recently given Independent Spirit Award Nominations. Leading the way for the second weekend in a row was The Artist with an average of $35,211 in six theaters. It is still barely in theaters, but it is already halfway to $1 million. Being a silent film will likely keep the film from expanding truly wide, but it should grab some measure of mainstream success. Shame debuted in second place with an average of $34,952 in ten theaters. It is rare for an NC-17 film to do this well. Rounding out the $10,000 club was A Dangerous Method placed third with an average of $29,894, while still playing in four theaters. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/12/02 70 $6,110   1 $6,110   $9,634 1
2011/12/09 72 $5,887 -4% 1 $5,887   $20,102 2
2011/12/16 77 $1,759 -70% 1 $1,759   $25,480 3
2012/01/06 89 $564   1 $564   $28,282 6
2012/01/13 96 $417 -26% 1 $417   $29,552 7
2012/02/10 104 $82   1 $82   $30,114 11
2012/03/23 102 $163   1 $163   $38,620 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/11/25 79 $3,524   1 $3,524   $3,524 1
2011/12/02 64 $10,690 +203% 1 $10,690   $14,215 2
2011/12/09 66 $9,506 -11% 1 $9,506   $23,721 3
2011/12/16 73 $3,997 -58% 1 $3,997   $27,718 4
2012/01/06 88 $1,418   2 $709   $29,135 7
2012/01/13 94 $897 -37% 1 $897   $30,032 8
2012/02/17 83 $5,195   1 $5,195   $34,622 13
2012/03/09 112 $471   1 $471   $38,457 16
2012/03/23 102 $320   1 $320   $38,777 18
2012/03/30 95 $745 +133% 1 $745   $39,522 19

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