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O Menino e o Mundo (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $129,479Details
International Box Office $140,915Details
Worldwide Box Office $270,394
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $80,445 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $62,314 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $142,759
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Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor—and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$500,000
Domestic Releases: December 11th, 2015 (Limited) by GKIDS, released as The Boy and the World
International Releases: January 17th, 2014 (Wide) (Brazil)
January 1st, 2016 (Wide) (Mexico)
May 13th, 2016 (Wide) (Portugal)
July 29th, 2016 (Limited), released as Boy and the World (South Korea)
August 4th, 2016 (Expands Wide), released as Boy and the World (South Korea)
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Video Release: July 5th, 2016 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as The Boy and the World
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material and images.
(Rating bulletin 2400 (Cert #50147), 11/18/2015)
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Life in a Small Town, Invented Language, Surrealism / Absurdism
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Sabesp, Petrobras, Filme de Papei, GKIDS
Production Countries: Brazil

Leading Cast

   Cuca (Menino)

Supporting Cast

Felipe Zilse    Jovem/Additional Voices
Ale Abreu    Velho
Lu Horta    Mãe
Marco Aurelio Camps    Pai
Cassius Romero    Cachorro

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Ale Abreu    Animation
Ale Abreu    Screenwriter
Ale Abreu    Producer
Ale Abreu    Editor
Ruben Feffer    Composer
Gustavo Kurlat    Composer
Debora Fernandes    Director of Photography
Debora Slikta    Director of Photography
Luiz Henrique Rodrigues    Director of Photography

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2015 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

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Limited and VOD Releases: Big Short Looks to Stand Tall

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The Big Short

Earlier this week, The Big Short picked up two SAG nominations and four Golden Globe nominations and now it is opening in limited release. It arguably has louder buzz than the rest of this week’s limited releases combined, and the reviews to back it up. Outside of this film, both The Boy and the World and The Girl in the Book deserve to find an audience. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/11 53 $10,077   2 $5,039   $10,077 1
2015/12/18 64 $2,557 -75% 1 $2,557   $15,991 2
2016/01/22 48 $13,232   16 $827   $30,812 7
2016/01/29 55 $9,253 -30% 15 $617   $47,618 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/12/11 - $2,725   2 $1,363   $2,725 1
2015/12/12 - $4,494 +65% 2 $2,247   $7,219 2
2015/12/13 - $2,858 -36% 2 $1,429   $10,077 3
2015/12/14 - $664 -77% 2 $332   $10,741 4
2015/12/15 - $667 n/c 2 $334   $11,408 5
2015/12/16 - $1,399 +110% 2 $700   $12,807 6
2015/12/17 - $627 -55% 2 $314   $13,434 7
2015/12/18 - $655 +4% 1 $655   $14,089 8
2015/12/19 - $1,036 +58% 1 $1,036   $15,125 9
2015/12/20 - $866 -16% 1 $866   $15,991 10

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/11 54 $13,434   2 $6,717   $13,434 1
2015/12/18 62 $4,146 -69% 1 $4,146   $17,580 2
2016/01/22 50 $20,785   17 $1,223   $38,365 7
2016/01/29 50 $16,855 -19% 16 $1,053   $55,220 8
2016/02/05 54 $21,652 +28% 19 $1,140   $76,872 9
2016/02/12 61 $17,830 -18% 19 $938   $94,702 10
2016/02/19 67 $15,684 -12% 23 $682   $110,386 11
2016/02/26 67 $12,444 -21% 26 $479   $122,830 12
2016/03/04 89 $2,774 -78% 13 $213   $125,604 13
2016/03/11 94 $3,875 +40% 7 $554   $129,479 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Brazil 1/17/2014 $0 0 8 21 $120,257 12/17/2015
Mexico 1/1/2016 $0 0 1 3 $18,915 6/9/2016
Portugal 5/13/2016 $369 4 4 4 $369 6/9/2016
South Korea 7/29/2016 $0 0 0 0 $1,368 8/12/2016
Rest of World $6
International Total$140,915 8/12/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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