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Unlocking the Cage (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $27,284Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $43,473 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $43,473
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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project, are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,843 $27,284
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,901-17,000) 16,918 $27,284
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,432 $27,284

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 25th, 2016 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: May 23rd, 2017 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Rights, Courtroom Drama, Chimpanzees, Cinema Verite
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Pennebaker Hegedus Films, HBO Documentary Films
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Steven M. Wise    Himself

Interviewee(s)

Natalie Prosin    Herself
Liddy Stein    Herself
Mary Lee Jensvold    Herself
Sue Savage Rumbaugh    Herself
Monica Miller    Herself
Gloria Grow    Herself
Elisabeth Stein    Herself
Liz Holtz    Herself
Lori Marino    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
   Director
Chris Hegedus    Producer
Frazer Pennebaker    Producer
Rosadel Varela    Producer
Frazer Pennebaker    Executive Producer
Pax Wassermann    Editor
Chris Hegedus    Cinematographer
Jojo Pennebaker    Cinematographer
James Lavino    Composer
Julia McInnis    Associate Producer

Limited and VOD Releases: Below Average Releases

May 27th, 2016

The Ones Below

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/05/27 63 $3,708   1 $3,708   $7,502 1
2016/06/03 66 $3,624 -2% 1 $3,624   $13,892 2
2016/06/10 95 $422 -88% 1 $422   $15,716 3
2016/06/17 91 $384 -9% 1 $384   $16,746 4
2016/06/24 68 $4,776 +1,144% 3 $1,592   $21,522 5
2016/07/08 85 $998   2 $499   $26,111 7
2016/07/29 100 $268   1 $268   $26,560 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/05/20 84 $3,794   1 $3,794   $3,794 1
2016/05/27 71 $6,474 +71% 1 $6,474   $10,268 2
2016/06/03 71 $5,026 -22% 1 $5,026   $15,294 3
2016/06/10 100 $1,068 -79% 1 $1,068   $16,362 4
2016/06/17 103 $384 -64% 1 $384   $16,746 5
2016/06/24 72 $6,438 +1,577% 2 $3,219   $23,184 6
2016/07/01 91 $1,929 -70% 3 $643   $25,113 7
2016/07/08 99 $1,179 -39% 2 $590   $26,292 8
2016/09/09 121 $390   1 $390   $26,950 17
2016/09/23 127 $334   1 $334   $27,284 19

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