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Payback (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,736Details
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Synopsis

Based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling book, Jennifer Baichwal's feature documentary Payback offers a look at how debt is a central organizing principle in our lives - influencing relationships, societies, governing structures and the very fate of this planet. Payback traces the links between debtor and creditor across centuries and cultures - in politics, literature, religion, sociology and economics - showing how debt has become an innate part of the human experience.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,905 $59,736
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,701-16,800) 16,713 $59,736
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,631 $59,736

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
April 25th, 2012 (Limited) by Zeitgeist
International Releases: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) (Canada)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: White Collar Crime, Environment, Narcotics, Addiction, Revenge, Corporate Malfeasance
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: National Film Board of Canada
Production Countries: Canada

Interviewee(s)

Margaret Atwood    Herself
Raj Patel    Himself
Louise Arbour    Herself
Conrad Black    Himself
Karen Armstorng    Herself
William Rees    Himself
Lucas Benitez    Himself
Gerardo Reyes    Himself
Reyes Chavez    Himself
Casi Callaway    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Margaret Atwood    Based on the book Payback: 'Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth'
Jennifer Baichwal    Screenwriter
   Director
Ravida Din    Producer
Nicholas de Pencier    Director of Photography
Nick Hector    Editor
Avril Jacobson    Additional Editing
Nicholas de Pencier    Sound Recordist
Martin Tielli    Composer
Gabriel Morley    Composer
Ravida Din    Executive Producer

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Limited Releases are Mucho Grande

March 16th, 2012

It's not a particularly busy week in terms of total number of limited releases. However, it is a huge week in terms of total theater count, as there are three films opening in hundreds of theaters each. Will any of these films succeed? Jeff, Who Lives at Home has the best shot of the three. Or will any of the much more limited releases find an audience? Of those, The Kid with a Bike has the best shot at finding an audience. Additionally, Intouchables has a sneak peak on Saturday at the Paris Theater in New York City. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/03/16 71 $10,841   3 $3,614   $10,841 1
2012/04/06 73 $1,392   3 $464   $39,187 1
2012/04/13 100 $900 -35% 3 $300   $42,000 2
2012/04/20 85 $4,791 +432% 2 $2,396   $47,928 3
2012/04/27 97 $2,186 -54% 1 $2,186   $48,990 4
2012/05/04 95 $1,823 -17% 1 $1,823   $50,813 5
2012/05/18 102 $917   3 $306   $52,649 4
2012/05/25 75 $363 -60% 1 $363   $54,347 5
2012/06/01 117 $166 -54% 1 $166   $54,513 6
2012/06/08 111 $206 +24% 1 $206   $54,719 7
2012/06/15 83 $2,345 +1,038% 1 $2,345   $57,411 8
2012/06/22 93 $536 -77% 1 $536   $58,025 9
2012/07/20 90 $730   1 $730   $59,046 13
2012/07/27 94 $325 -55% 1 $325   $59,526 14

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/06 87 $3,531   3 $1,177   $14,372 1
2012/04/13 97 $1,810 -49% 3 $603   $43,136 2
2012/04/20 89 $3,668 +103% 1 $3,668   $46,804 3
2012/05/04 92 $2,742   1 $2,742   $51,732 3
2012/05/18 77 $2,252   3 $751   $53,984 5
2012/05/25 77 $500 -78% 1 $500   $54,484 6
2012/06/01 108 $458 -8% 1 $458   $54,942 7
2012/06/08 111 $553 +21% 1 $553   $55,066 8
2012/06/15 83 $2,423 +338% 1 $2,423   $57,489 9
2012/06/22 98 $827 -66% 1 $827   $58,316 10
2012/07/20 90 $885   1 $885   $59,201 14
2012/07/27 90 $535 -40% 1 $535   $59,736 15

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 3/16/2012 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
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Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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