The Night Watchman

Martin, the night watchman, arrives with the setting sun in his rumbling blue Chevrolet. The cemetery mascots, EI Negro y La Negra, chase his truck down the road and greet him with wagging tails. The sound of construction fades away as the daytime workers leave and Martin is left alone, looking out over the skyline of mausoleums where Mexico's most notorious drug lords lie at rest. Crosses and steel construction bars pierce the purple and pink sky. As night descends luxurious cars fill the dirt roads. Mercedes, a sexy young widow, arrives with her little girl in a pristine white Audi. A portrait of her husband, a corrupt policeman holding a machine gun, watches over them as they sweep and mop the shiny marble floors. The coconut vendor's radio blasts a gory list of the day's murders: "Culiacán has become a war zone." The buzz of cicadas fills the air with anticipation. Through Martin's vigilant eyes we watch time pass in this place where time stands still.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorIcarus Films
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2 theaters
Release DateJul 6, 2012 - Nov 1, 2015
Running Time1 hr 12 min
In Release1,640 days/234 weeks
Widest Release2 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jul 6, 2012Friday46$155--2$77$1551
Jul 7, 2012Saturday46$81-47.7%-2$40$2362
Jul 8, 2012Sunday46$142+75.3%-2$71$3783
Jul 9, 2012Monday43$104-26.8%-1$104$4824
Jul 10, 2012Tuesday43$73-29.8%-1$73$5555
Jul 11, 2012Wednesday44$47-35.6%-1$47$6026
Jul 12, 2012Thursday45$14-70.2%-1$14$6167
Jul 15, 2012Sunday45$315-+121.8%1$315$93110
Jul 27, 2012Friday40$192--1$192$1,12322
Jul 31, 2012Tuesday36$303--1$303$1,42626
Sep 28, 2012Friday57$476--1$476$1,90285
Nov 1, 2012Thursday42$94--1$94$1,996119
Mar 16, 2016Wednesday56$223--1$223$2,2191,350