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Surviving Progress (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,953Details
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Synopsis

Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society - Or too much of a good thing - Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,901-12,000) 11,974 $53,953
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,101-16,200) 16,105 $53,953
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,703 $53,953

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 6th, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: September 25th, 2012 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Agitprop, Environment, Class Warfare, Gratuitous Cameos, Political, Academics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Cinemaginaire, Big Picture Media Group, National Film Board of Canada
Production Countries: Canada

Interviewee(s)

Jane Goodall    Herself
Stephen Hawking    Himself
Michael Hudson    Himself
Ronald Wright    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Harold Crooks    Co-Director
Daniel Louis    Producer
Denise Robert    Producer
Harold Crooks    Screenwriter
Mathieu Roy    Screenwriter
Mark Achbar    Executive Producer
Betsy Carson    Executive Producer
Gerry Flahive    Producer
Silva Basmajian    Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese    Executive Producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff    Executive Producer
Louis-Martin Paradis    Editor
Mario Janelle    Cinematographer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012

It's the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season. Starting the rush this year is The Avengers, which broke records at the box office and will likely do the same on the home market. It is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack is the better deal. The only other contender for Pick of the Week is Bond: 50 on Buy from Amazon. However, it's a double-dip... or triple-dip. I've lost count. In the end, I'm going with The Avengers on 3D Combo Pack. It's only $5 more, so it is worth future-proofing. More...

Per Theater Chart: Damsels in Delight

April 10th, 2012

Damsels in Distress topped the per theater chart with an average of $14,647 in four theaters. This suggests some potential to expand, although it is too soon to tell if the film will earn some measure of mainstream success. Bully slipped to second place with an average of $12,292 in six theaters, but it should expand now that it has been given a PG-13 rating. We Have a Pope surprised with an average of $10,456 in three theaters. More...

Are Limited Releases Spreading Hope or Distress?

April 6th, 2012

It's a pretty big week for limited releases, although due to the holidays, we don't have hard theater counts for most of them. There are a large number of films that are earning some real measure of buzz and / or very positive reviews. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope might have had the best hope at finding an audience, but it is coming out on Video on Demand as well as in theaters. Likewise, The Hunter has an impressive cast and good reviews, but opened Video on Demand previously, and that tends to kill a film's box office chances. Damsels in Distress could be the big hit as well as it does have a few actors, and a director, that have Indie cred. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/06 67 $4,161   2 $2,081   $4,161 1
2012/04/13 103 $434 -90% 1 $434   $6,537 2
2012/04/20 72 $9,817 +2,162% 6 $1,636   $16,643 3
2012/04/27 105 $853 -91% 2 $427   $23,114 4
2012/05/04 101 $1,323 +55% 1 $1,323   $24,604 5
2012/05/11 97 $2,357 +78% 3 $786   $27,734 6
2012/05/18 82 $2,256 -4% 2 $1,128   $31,158 7
2012/05/25 64 $1,966 -13% 2 $983   $35,216 8
2012/06/01 79 $3,389 +72% 4 $847   $40,546 9
2012/06/08 94 $1,420 -58% 4 $355   $43,755 10
2012/06/22 81 $2,155   2 $1,078   $47,139 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/04/06 79 $6,103   2 $3,052   $6,103 1
2012/04/13 102 $723 -88% 1 $723   $6,826 2
2012/04/20 75 $15,435 +2,035% 6 $2,573   $22,261 3
2012/04/27 94 $1,020 -93% 2 $510   $23,281 4
2012/05/04 99 $2,096 +105% 1 $2,096   $25,377 5
2012/05/11 91 $3,525 +68% 3 $1,175   $28,902 6
2012/05/18 67 $4,348 +23% 2 $2,174   $33,250 7
2012/05/25 62 $3,907 -10% 2 $1,954   $37,157 8
2012/06/01 82 $5,178 +33% 4 $1,295   $42,335 9
2012/06/08 94 $2,649 -49% 4 $662   $44,984 10
2012/06/22 83 $2,975   2 $1,488   $47,959 12
2012/06/29 94 $512 -83% 1 $512   $48,471 13
2012/07/06 87 $753 +47% 1 $753   $49,224 14
2012/07/13 77 $2,382 +216% 1 $2,382   $51,606 15
2012/08/03 92 $1,543   1 $1,543   $53,149 18
2012/09/14 104 $804   1 $804   $53,953 24

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