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The Loneliest Planet (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $129,579Details
International Box Office $115,141Details
Worldwide Box Office $244,720
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Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture that’s over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it can’t be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves. All the while, they are not alone. They are always with the guide, who witnesses their every move. The film plays off the relationship between young travelers and the places they travel to, between guide and guided. But at heart, it is a love story -- a tale about betrayal, both accidental and deliberate, about masculinity, failure and the ambiguities of forgiveness


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800) 10,796 $129,579
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,001-9,100) 9,049 $115,141
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,701-13,800) 13,760 $244,720
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,730 $129,579

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 26th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: February 15th, 2013 (Wide) (Spain)
March 15th, 2013 (Wide) (Turkey)
March 21st, 2013 (Wide) (Australia)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Tourists In Trouble, Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Parts and Labor, Flying Moon, Wild Invention, ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte, Hessen Invest Film
Production Countries: Germany,
United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Bidzina Gujabidze    Dato

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Production and Technical Credits

Jay Van Hoy    Producer
Lars Knudsen    Producer
Helge Albers    Producer
Marie-Therese Guirgis    Producer
Dallas Brennan    Executive Producer
Shelby Alan Brown    Executive Producer
Chris Gilligan    Executive Producer
Hunter Gray    Executive Producer
Gregory P. Shockro    Executive Producer
Ribinder Sira    Executive Producer
Julia Loktev    Screenwriter
Tom Bissell    Based on the short story by

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/10/26 60 $15,689   2 $7,845   $15,689 1
2012/11/02 52 $25,964 +65% 11 $2,360   $44,392 2
2012/11/09 55 $20,495 -21% 13 $1,577   $76,890 3
2012/11/16 59 $7,387 -64% 7 $1,055   $93,984 4
2012/11/23 65 $7,651 +4% 7 $1,093   $106,723 5
2012/11/30 73 $5,406 -29% 10 $541   $116,617 6
2012/12/07 83 $3,685 -32% 6 $614   $123,174 7
2012/12/14 75 $3,644 -1% 5 $729   $128,519 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/10/26 65 $18,428   2 $9,214   $18,428 1
2012/11/02 53 $37,967 +106% 11 $3,452   $56,395 2
2012/11/09 54 $30,202 -20% 13 $2,323   $86,597 3
2012/11/16 64 $12,475 -59% 7 $1,782   $99,072 4
2012/11/23 67 $12,064 -3% 6 $2,011   $111,136 5
2012/11/30 75 $8,278 -31% 10 $828   $119,489 6
2012/12/07 87 $5,386 -35% 5 $1,077   $124,875 7
2012/12/14 80 $4,704 -13% 5 $941   $129,579 8

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 3/21/2013 $43,869 10 10 10 $101,070 12/14/2015
Spain 2/15/2013 $0 0 3 3 $3,407 12/14/2015
Turkey 3/15/2013 $4,710 2 2 5 $10,664 12/14/2015
International Total$115,141 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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