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River of Fundament (2015)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,840Details
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Synopsis

In 2007, Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler began a new collaborative project inspired by American author Norman Mailer's 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, set in pharaonic Egypt. The project was conceived as a nontraditional opera with a series of one-time-only live acts performed across the American landscape over a five-year period. This opera developed as a film titled River of Fundament, which combines documentation of the three live acts with scenes set in a reconstruction of Norman Mailer's brownstone apartment in Brooklyn Heights. Barney and Bepler reimagine Mailer as his own protagonist who reincarnates three times in three different bodies by magically entering the womb of his wife Hathfertiti. In his attempt at rebirth, Norman must endure the departure of his soul's seven mythological states: the ren or secret name; the sekhem or power; the khu or light; the ba or spirit; the ka or double; the khabit or shadow; and finally the sekhu, or remains. With each incarnation the undead Norman emerges from a river of feces that runs beneath his Brooklyn Heights apartment and enters his own wake

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,201-12,300) 12,255 $44,840
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,401-16,500) 16,449 $44,840
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,929 $44,840

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 4th, 2015 (Limited) by International Film Circuit
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 319 minutes
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Keywords: Experimental Film, New York, Reincarnation
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Laurenz Foundation
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Theater Average 27th Weekend 74 $2,680 Jun 3, 2016 185

Leading Cast

   Hathfertiti
   Hathfertiti
   Nephthys

Supporting Cast

Joan LaBarbara    The Widow of Norman
Eugene Perry    Set
Herbert Perry    Set
Belita Woods    Factory Singer
Shara Worden    Lieutenant Worden
Krista Evans Wiseman    Officer
Don Becks    Officer

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Matthew Barney    Screenwriter
Mike Bellon    Producer
Matthew D Ryle    Production Designer
Katharine McQuerrey    Editor
Jonathan Bepler    Composer
Jonathan Bepler    Music Director
Peter Strietmann    Director of Photography
Sarah Gyllenstierna    Assistant Director
Blake Ashman Kipervaser    Co-Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Per Theater Chart: Carol Completes the Hat-trick

December 8th, 2015

Carol

For the third weekend in a row, Carol earned first place on the per theater chart, this time with an average of $36,281. It is still playing in only four theaters, which is a huge mistake in my mind. It really should have expanded by now. The Danish Girl remained in second place with an average of $26,089, also in four theaters. It too should expand. The best new release was Youth, which opened with an average of $19,521, again in four theaters. Macbeth was playing in five theaters and earned an average of $13,967. Hitchcock/Truffaut opened with an average of $9,393 in three theaters over the weekend, but it was a Wednesday release. Its five-day average was $11,927. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/04 63 $4,938   1 $4,938   $4,938 1
2016/01/08 83 $540   1 $540   $14,521 6
2016/01/15 77 $518 -4% 1 $518   $15,500 7
2016/01/29 71 $2,435   1 $2,435   $17,935 9
2016/02/05 70 $2,678 +10% 2 $1,339   $20,703 10
2016/03/11 95 $1,117   1 $1,117   $29,198 15
2016/03/18 89 $1,530 +37% 1 $1,530   $30,728 16
2016/04/01 94 $630   1 $630   $31,721 18
2016/04/08 76 $2,879 +357% 2 $1,440   $34,600 19
2016/05/06 85 $2,282   1 $2,282   $37,697 23
2016/06/03 60 $5,360   2 $2,680   $43,057 27

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/12/04 58 $13,981   1 $13,981   $13,981 1
2016/01/08 83 $1,001   1 $1,001   $14,982 6
2016/01/29 82 $2,525   1 $2,525   $18,025 9
2016/02/05 63 $7,045 +179% 2 $3,523   $25,070 10
2016/02/12 85 $2,733 -61% 1 $2,733   $27,803 11
2016/03/04 105 $278   1 $278   $28,081 14
2016/03/11 110 $1,117 +302% 1 $1,117   $29,198 15
2016/03/18 101 $1,893 +69% 2 $947   $31,091 16
2016/04/01 105 $630   1 $630   $31,721 18
2016/04/08 88 $3,694 +486% 2 $1,847   $35,415 19
2016/06/03 67 $7,143   2 $3,572   $44,840 27

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