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Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $150,886Details
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Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors, and an independent car converter named Greg "Gadget" Abbott to find the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of automobiles is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, Revenge of the Electric Car follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. We watch as these cars are developed from a concept into a working product, and see the car makers themselves struggle with the economy, the press, each other, and the car buying public.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,501-10,600) 10,586 $150,886
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,601-14,700) 14,650 $150,886

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2011 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
October 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Area 23a
International Releases: October 14th, 2011 (Limited) (Canada)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2165, 3/30/2011)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Environment, Voiceover/Narration, Agitprop, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: WestMidWest Productions
Production Countries: United States


Tim Robbins    Narrator


Elon Musk    Himself
Bob Lutz    Himself
Carlos Ghosn    Himself
Greg Abbott    Himself
Dan Neil    Himself
Thomas Friedman    Himself
Talulah Riley    Herself
Michelle Krebs    Herself
Martin Eberhard    Himself
Owen Thomas    Himself
Ray Wert    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Chirs Paine    Screenwriter
P.G. Morgan    Screenwriter
P.G. Morgan    Producer
Jessie Deeter    Producer
Stefano Durdic    Executive Producer
Chris Peterson    Editor
Thaddeus Wadleigh    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/10/21 70 $17,482   2 $8,741   $17,482 1
2011/10/28 64 $16,324 -7% 3 $5,441   $44,721 2
2011/11/04 54 $27,556 +69% 8 $3,445   $74,128 3
2011/11/11 55 $26,802 -3% 11 $2,437   $107,600 4
2011/11/18 77 $5,505 -79% 3 $1,835   $124,285 5
2011/11/25 72 $5,307 -4% 3 $1,769   $136,591 6
2011/12/02 82 $2,545 -52% 2 $1,273   $142,960 7
2011/12/09 79 $2,791 +10% 3 $930   $149,136 8
2011/12/16 94 $470 -83% 1 $470   $150,307 9
2011/12/30 88 $106   1 $106   $150,886 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/10/21 66 $26,750   3 $8,917   $26,750 1
2011/10/28 74 $18,175 -32% 3 $6,058   $46,572 2
2011/11/04 53 $34,226 +88% 8 $4,278   $80,798 3
2011/11/11 53 $37,982 +11% 11 $3,453   $118,780 4
2011/11/18 69 $12,504 -67% 3 $4,168   $131,284 5
2011/11/25 69 $7,739 -38% 4 $1,935   $140,415 6
2011/12/02 75 $5,582 -28% 3 $1,861   $146,345 7
2011/12/09 78 $3,492 -37% 3 $1,164   $149,837 8
2011/12/16 87 $905 -74% 1 $905   $150,780 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Canada 10/14/2011 $0 0 0 0 $0
International Total$0

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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