Indicators of Potential Success

 

The past few years have seen the release of a number of films which featured elements and styles similar to those of Pastoral. These films all enjoyed critical and commercial success, which we believe are good indicators of the success awaiting Pastoral.

 

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Black Swan

 

Once

 

Released in December of 2010, Black Swan became a critical and commercial success.The combination of balletic grace and an entralling story captured audiences around the world, and a number of awards including an Oscar and the Spirit Award for Best Feature. Black Swan's strong performances and stunning ballets show that Pastoral has the elements needed to succeed.

Production Budget: $13,000,000

Domestic Total Gross: $106,954,678
Foreign: $222,443,368
Worldwide: $329,398,046


Opening Weekend: $1,443,809 (18 theaters, $80,212 average)

 

Once shows that a successful musical can be made on location and on a small budget. Once achieved great success through word of mouth, and garnered an Academy Award. The film’s small budget, ensemble cast, and memorable musical score are all elements of Pastoral.

Production Budget: $200,000

Domestic Total Gross: $9,439,923
Foreign: $8,272,023
Worldwide: $17,711,946

Opening Weekend: $61,901 (2 theaters, $30,950 average)

       
   
 

Waitress

 

Across the Universe

 

Waitress is a charming film with a strong story and endearing characters. It’s high production values mask it’s small budget. The film’s lovable characters, settings, and charm are similar to elements of Pastoral. Waitress achieved great success at Sundance and other festivals, as well as theatrically.

Production Budget: $2,000,000

Domestic: $19,074,800
Foreign: $3,028,591
Worldwide: $22,103,391

Opening Weekend: $ 92,034 (limited, 4 theaters)

 

Across The Universe was hailed for its intriguing visual style, and showed that audiences are ready for something original. Pastoral features similar visual stylings, on a much smaller budget.

Domestic: $24,343,673
Foreign: $4,151,817
Worldwide: $28,495,490

Opening Weekend: $667,784 (limited, 23 theaters)

 

Source: Box Office Mojo