The Great Flood

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles to a depth of up to 30 feet. Part of it enduring legacy was the mass exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the Great Migration of rural southern blacks to Northern cities saw the Delta Blues electrified and reinterpreted as the Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll. Using minimal text and no spoken dialog, filmmaker Bill Morrison and composer - guitarist Bill Frisell have created a powerful portrait of a seminal moment in American history through a collection of silent images matched to a searing original soundtrack.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$20,694
Summary Details
DistributorIcarus Films
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Opening$3,596
1 theaters
Release DateJan 8, 2014 - Oct 8, 2014
Running Time1 hr 20 min
GenresDocumentary History Music
In Release358 days/51 weeks
Widest Release1 theater
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jan 8, 2014Wednesday42$500--1$500$5001
Jan 9, 2014Thursday42$798+59.6%-1$798$1,2982
Jan 10, 2014Friday41$1,118+40.1%-1$1,118$2,4163
Jan 11, 2014Saturday42$1,613+44.3%-1$1,613$4,0294
Jan 12, 2014Sunday41$865-46.4%-1$865$4,8945
Jan 13, 2014Monday39$553-36.1%-1$553$5,4476
Jan 14, 2014Tuesday39$628+13.6%-1$628$6,0757
Jan 15, 2014Wednesday38$814+29.6%+62.8%1$814$6,8898
Jan 16, 2014Thursday39$564-30.7%-29.3%1$564$7,4539
Jan 17, 2014Friday41$42-92.6%-96.2%1$42$7,49510
Jan 18, 2014Saturday39$255+507.1%-84.2%1$255$7,75011
Jan 19, 2014Sunday39$195-23.5%-77.5%1$195$7,94512
Jan 20, 2014
MLK Day
Monday39$214+9.7%-61.3%1$214$8,15913
Jan 21, 2014Tuesday41$77-64%-87.7%1$77$8,23614
Jan 22, 2014Wednesday42$74-3.9%-90.9%1$74$8,31015
Jan 23, 2014Thursday43$151+104.1%-73.2%1$151$8,46116
Jan 24, 2014Friday44$40-73.5%-4.8%1$40$8,50117
Jan 25, 2014Saturday43$87+117.5%-65.9%1$87$8,58818
Jan 26, 2014Sunday43$110+26.4%-43.6%1$110$8,69819
Jan 27, 2014Monday42$40-63.6%-81.3%1$40$8,73820
Jan 28, 2014Tuesday42$50+25%-35.1%1$50$8,78821
Jan 29, 2014Wednesday42$27-46%-63.5%1$27$8,81522
Jan 30, 2014Thursday42$98+263%-35.1%1$98$8,91323
Jan 31, 2014Friday45$28-71.4%-30%1$28$8,94124
Feb 1, 2014Saturday45$122+335.7%+40.2%1$122$9,06325
Feb 2, 2014Sunday45$149+22.1%+35.5%1$149$9,21226
Feb 3, 2014Monday45$18-87.9%-55%1$18$9,23027
Feb 4, 2014Tuesday45$39+116.7%-22%1$39$9,26928
Feb 5, 2014Wednesday45$68+74.4%+151.9%1$68$9,33729
Feb 8, 2014Saturday50$20--83.6%1$20$9,35732
Feb 9, 2014Sunday49$168+740%+12.8%1$168$9,52533
Feb 15, 2014Saturday49$34-+70%1$34$9,55939
Feb 16, 2014Sunday49$30-11.8%-82.1%1$30$9,58940
Feb 17, 2014
Presidents' Day
Monday49$191+536.7%-1$191$9,78041
Feb 19, 2014Wednesday49$8--1$8$9,78843
Feb 21, 2014Friday51$72--1$72$9,86045
Feb 22, 2014Saturday52$60-16.7%+76.5%1$60$9,92046
Feb 24, 2014Monday50$28--85.3%1$28$9,94848
Feb 25, 2014Tuesday49$36+28.6%-1$36$9,98449
Feb 26, 2014Wednesday49$54+50%+575%1$54$10,03850
Feb 27, 2014Thursday49$45-16.7%-1$45$10,08351
Mar 21, 2014Friday48$201--1$201$10,28473
Mar 22, 2014Saturday48$369+83.6%-1$369$10,65374
Mar 23, 2014Sunday48$127-65.6%-1$127$10,78075
Mar 24, 2014Monday48$46-63.8%-1$46$10,82676
Mar 27, 2014Thursday48$45--1$45$10,93979
Mar 28, 2014Friday46$149+231.1%-25.9%1$149$11,08880
Mar 30, 2014Sunday47$104--18.1%1$104$11,19282
Apr 4, 2014Friday49$274-+83.9%1$274$11,46687
Apr 5, 2014Saturday48$962+251.1%-1$962$12,42888
Apr 6, 2014Sunday49$332-65.5%+219.2%1$332$12,76089
Apr 8, 2014Tuesday42$310--1$310$13,07091
Apr 12, 2014Saturday49$180--81.3%1$180$13,25095
Apr 14, 2014Monday42$818--1$818$14,06897
May 17, 2014Saturday46$130--1$130$14,198130
May 18, 2014Sunday45$55-57.7%-1$55$14,253131
Aug 22, 2014Friday50$44--1$44$16,304227
Aug 23, 2014Saturday49$82+86.4%-1$82$16,386228
Aug 24, 2014Sunday48$120+46.3%-1$120$16,506229