The Dhamma Brothers

East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire and electrical fence dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting ten days. The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates at Donaldson Correction Facility who enter into this arduous and intensive program.


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Summary Details
DistributorBalcony Releasing
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Runtime1 hr 16 min
Opening Weekend$3,710
1 theaters
Widest Release3 theaters
In Release265 days/37 weeks
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Apr 11, 2008Friday46$1,654--1$1,654$1,6541
Apr 12, 2008Saturday52$1,238-25.2%-1$1,238$2,8922
Apr 13, 2008Sunday49$818-33.9%-1$818$3,7103
Apr 14, 2008Monday49$343-58.1%-1$343$4,0544
Apr 15, 2008Tuesday50$223-35%-1$223$4,2775
Apr 16, 2008Wednesday44$619+177.6%-1$619$4,8976
Apr 17, 2008Thursday45$614-0.8%-1$614$5,5117
May 2, 2008Friday48$1,375--1$1,375$6,88622
May 3, 2008Saturday49$2,117+54%-1$2,117$9,00423
May 4, 2008Sunday49$1,226-42.1%-1$1,226$10,23024
May 5, 2008Monday47$804-34.4%-1$804$11,03425
May 6, 2008Tuesday47$875+8.8%-1$875$11,90926
May 7, 2008Wednesday47$1,005+14.9%-1$1,005$12,91427
May 8, 2008Thursday48$964-4.1%-1$964$13,87828
May 9, 2008Friday50$1,537+59.4%+11.8%2$768$15,41529
May 10, 2008Saturday50$2,009+30.7%-5.1%2$1,004$17,42430
May 11, 2008Sunday51$934-53.5%-23.8%2$467$18,35831
May 12, 2008Monday49$587-37.2%-27%2$293$18,94532
May 13, 2008Tuesday49$757+29%-13.5%2$378$19,70233
May 14, 2008Wednesday50$688-9.1%-31.5%2$344$20,39034
May 15, 2008Thursday55$238-65.4%-75.3%1$238$20,62835
May 16, 2008Friday50$978+310.9%-36.4%1$978$21,60636
May 17, 2008Saturday49$1,607+64.3%-20%2$803$23,21337
May 18, 2008Sunday52$857-46.7%-8.2%2$428$24,07038
May 19, 2008Monday45$1,875+118.8%+219.4%2$937$25,94539
May 20, 2008Tuesday46$693-63%-8.5%2$346$26,63840
May 21, 2008Wednesday48$687-0.9%-0.1%2$343$27,32541
May 22, 2008Thursday45$1,075+56.5%+351.7%2$537$28,40042
May 23, 2008Friday43$404-62.4%-58.7%2$202$28,80443
May 24, 2008Saturday40$1,151+184.9%-28.4%3$383$29,95544
May 25, 2008Sunday39$1,624+41.1%+89.5%3$541$31,57945
May 26, 2008
Memorial Day
May 27, 2008Tuesday42$228-49.6%-67.1%2$114$32,25947
May 28, 2008Wednesday45$196-14%-71.5%2$98$32,45548
May 29, 2008Thursday44$209+6.6%-80.6%2$104$32,66449
May 30, 2008Friday40$921+340.7%+128%2$460$33,58550
May 31, 2008Saturday40$728-21%-36.8%3$242$34,31351
Jun 1, 2008Sunday40$457-37.2%-71.9%3$152$34,77052
Jun 2, 2008Monday40$187-59.1%-58.6%2$93$34,95753
Jun 3, 2008Tuesday41$255+36.4%+11.8%2$127$35,21254
Jun 4, 2008Wednesday40$414+62.4%+111.2%2$207$35,62655
Jun 5, 2008Thursday40$407-1.7%+94.7%2$203$36,03356
Jun 13, 2008Friday46$91--1$91$36,12464
Jun 14, 2008Saturday43$1,093+1,101.1%-2$546$37,21765
Jun 15, 2008Sunday45$100-90.9%-1$100$37,31766
Jun 16, 2008Monday43$86-14%-1$86$37,40367
Jun 17, 2008Tuesday39$912+960.5%-2$456$38,31568
Jun 18, 2008Wednesday41$349-61.7%-2$174$38,66469
Jun 19, 2008Thursday40$496+42.1%-2$248$39,16070
Jun 20, 2008Friday41$214-56.9%+135.2%1$214$39,37471
Jun 22, 2008Sunday40$194-+94%1$194$39,56873
Jun 23, 2008Monday38$160-17.5%+86%1$160$39,72874
Jun 24, 2008Tuesday38$202+26.2%-77.9%1$202$39,93075
Jun 25, 2008Wednesday37$202--42.1%1$202$40,13276
Jun 26, 2008Thursday36$360+78.2%-27.4%1$360$40,49277
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