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Leviathan (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $76,202Details
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A portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry. Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts–at one time the whaling capital of the world as well as Melville’s inspiration for ‘Moby Dick’; it is today the country’s largest fishing port with over 500 ships sailing from its harbor every month. Leviathan follows one such vessel, a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters on a weeks-long fishing expedition. But instead of romanticizing the labor or partaking in the longstanding tradition of turning fisherfolk into images, filmmakers Lucien Castiang-Taylor and Verena Paravel present a vivid, almost-kaleidoscopic representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the players, both human and marine. Employing an arsenal of cameras that passed freely from film crew to ship crew; that swoop from below sea level to bird’s-eye views, the film that emerges is unlike anything that has been seen before. Entirely dialogue-free, but mesmerizing and gripping throughout, it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,501-11,600) 11,549 $76,202
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,901-16,000) 15,912 $76,202
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,345 $76,202

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 1st, 2013 (Limited) by Cinema Guild
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Cinema Verite
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom,
United States


Captain Brian Jannelle    Himself
Adrian Guillette    Himself
Arthur Smith    Himself
Asterias Vulgaris    Himself
Callinectes Sapidus    Himself
Christopher Swampstead    Himself
Cleona Celata    Herself
Clyde Lee    Himself
Declan Conneely    Himself
Fulmarus Glacialis    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Lucien Castaing-Taylor    Producer
Verena Paravel    Producer
Lucien Castaing-Taylor    Editor
Verena Paravel    Editor
Ernst Karel    Editor
Ernst Karel    Sound Mixer
Jacob Ribicoff    Sound Designer
Jacob Ribicoff    Re-recording Mixer

Per Theater Chart: Getting Stoked

March 5th, 2013

There was only one film able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, as Stoker earned an average of $22,935 in seven theaters. Its reviews were only good and not great, so I'm not sure how well it will do next week. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/01 71 $8,900   1 $8,900   $8,900 1
2013/10/18 115 $235   1 $235   $76,202 34

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/03/01 76 $8,900   1 $8,900   $8,900 1

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