Water

(2006 Re-release)

A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is unceremoniously left at a bare and impoverished widows' ashram, beside the Ganges during monsoon season. The ashram's leader pimps out Kalyani, a young and beautiful widow, for household funds. Narayan, a follower of Gandhi, falls in love with her. Can she break with tradition and religious teaching to marry him? The ashram's moral center is Shakuntala, deeply religious but conflicted about her fate. Can she protect Kalyani or Chuyia? Amid all this water, is rebirth possible or does tradition drown all?

Grosses

Domestic (40.1%)
$3,278,815
Summary Details
DistributorFox Searchlight Pictures
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Opening$56,280
5 theaters
MPAAPG-13
Running Time1 hr 57 min
GenresDrama
In Release248 days/35 weeks
Widest Release91 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Apr 28, 2006Friday36$15,258--5$3,051$15,2581
Apr 29, 2006Saturday36$24,920+63.3%-5$4,984$40,1782
Apr 30, 2006Sunday32$16,102-35.4%-5$3,220$56,2803
May 1, 2006Monday30$5,223-67.6%-5$1,044$61,5034
May 2, 2006Tuesday30$5,912+13.2%-5$1,182$67,4155
May 3, 2006Wednesday28$7,310+23.6%-5$1,462$74,7256
May 4, 2006Thursday28$7,338+0.4%-5$1,467$82,0637
May 5, 2006Friday24$45,785+523.9%+200.1%36$1,271$127,8488
May 6, 2006Saturday24$81,925+78.9%+228.8%36$2,275$209,7739
May 7, 2006Sunday25$47,017-42.6%+192%36$1,306$256,79010
May 8, 2006Monday25$18,542-60.6%+255%36$515$275,33211
May 9, 2006Tuesday25$18,942+2.2%+220.4%36$526$294,27412
May 10, 2006Wednesday25$20,197+6.6%+176.3%36$561$314,47113
May 11, 2006Thursday25$22,123+9.5%+201.5%36$614$336,59414
May 12, 2006Friday23$68,443+209.4%+49.5%62$1,103$405,03715
May 13, 2006Saturday22$119,103+74%+45.4%62$1,921$524,14016
May 14, 2006Sunday23$80,185-32.7%+70.5%62$1,293$604,32517
May 15, 2006Monday23$23,448-70.8%+26.5%62$378$627,77318
May 16, 2006Tuesday24$28,140+20%+48.6%62$453$655,91319
May 17, 2006Wednesday23$27,983-0.6%+38.6%62$451$683,89620
May 18, 2006Thursday23$25,782-7.9%+16.5%62$415$709,67821
May 19, 2006Friday24$68,681+166.4%+0.3%84$817$778,35922
May 20, 2006Saturday23$115,365+68%-3.1%84$1,373$893,72423
May 21, 2006Sunday24$72,271-37.4%-9.9%85$850$965,99524
May 22, 2006Monday24$23,136-68%-1.3%85$272$989,13125
May 23, 2006Tuesday24$25,011+8.1%-11.1%85$294$1,014,14226
May 24, 2006Wednesday23$27,876+11.5%-0.4%85$327$1,042,01827
May 25, 2006Thursday23$30,061+7.8%+16.6%85$353$1,072,07928
May 26, 2006Friday21$80,746+168.6%+17.6%91$887$1,152,82529
May 27, 2006Saturday20$124,167+53.8%+7.6%91$1,364$1,276,99230
May 28, 2006Sunday20$101,604-18.2%+40.6%91$1,116$1,378,59631
May 29, 2006
Memorial Day
Monday19$89,226-12.2%+285.7%91$980$1,467,82232
May 30, 2006Tuesday23$24,935-72.1%-0.3%91$274$1,492,75733
May 31, 2006Wednesday22$29,536+18.5%+6%91$324$1,522,29334
Jun 1, 2006Thursday22$31,404+6.3%+4.5%91$345$1,553,69735
Jun 2, 2006Friday21$61,323+95.3%-24.1%91$673$1,615,02036
Jun 3, 2006Saturday20$112,965+84.2%-9%91$1,241$1,727,98537
Jun 4, 2006Sunday20$74,462-34.1%-26.7%91$818$1,802,44738
Jun 5, 2006Monday20$24,850-66.6%-72.1%91$273$1,827,29739
Jun 6, 2006Tuesday22$26,988+8.6%+8.2%89$303$1,854,28540
Jun 7, 2006Wednesday20$29,520+9.4%<0.1%89$331$1,883,80541
Jun 8, 2006Thursday20$29,720+0.7%-5.4%89$333$1,913,52542
Jun 9, 2006Friday22$51,794+74.3%-15.5%85$609$1,965,31943
Jun 10, 2006Saturday21$86,359+66.7%-23.6%85$1,015$2,051,67844
Jun 11, 2006Sunday22$52,129-39.6%-30%85$613$2,103,80745
Jun 12, 2006Monday21$20,595-60.5%-17.1%85$242$2,124,40246
Jun 13, 2006Tuesday22$21,485+4.3%-20.4%85$252$2,145,88747
Jun 14, 2006Wednesday21$23,309+8.5%-21%85$274$2,169,19648
Jun 15, 2006Thursday22$22,845-2%-23.1%85$268$2,192,04149
Jun 16, 2006Friday21$34,314+50.2%-33.7%75$457$2,226,35550
Jun 17, 2006Saturday20$60,057+75%-30.5%75$800$2,286,41251
Jun 18, 2006Sunday21$39,876-33.6%-23.5%75$531$2,326,28852
Jun 19, 2006Monday20$17,586-55.9%-14.6%75$234$2,343,87453
Jun 20, 2006Tuesday20$19,515+11%-9.2%75$260$2,363,38954
Jun 21, 2006Wednesday21$18,614-4.6%-20.1%75$248$2,382,00355
Jun 22, 2006Thursday20$21,318+14.5%-6.7%75$284$2,403,32156
Jun 23, 2006Friday24$30,897+44.9%-10%71$435$2,434,21857
Jun 24, 2006Saturday21$57,443+85.9%-4.4%71$809$2,491,66158
Jun 25, 2006Sunday21$45,017-21.6%+12.9%71$634$2,536,67859
Jun 26, 2006Monday21$18,036-59.9%+2.6%71$254$2,554,71460
Jun 27, 2006Tuesday22$18,172+0.8%-6.9%71$255$2,572,88661
Jun 28, 2006Wednesday22$17,691-2.6%-5%71$249$2,590,57762
Jun 29, 2006Thursday22$17,596-0.5%-17.5%71$247$2,608,17363
Jun 30, 2006Friday25$19,943+13.3%-35.5%62$321$2,628,11664
Jul 1, 2006Saturday23$31,540+58.2%-45.1%62$508$2,659,65665
Jul 2, 2006Sunday23$34,399+9.1%-23.6%62$554$2,694,05566
Jul 3, 2006Monday23$25,693-25.3%+42.5%62$414$2,719,74867
Jul 4, 2006
Independence Day
Tuesday23$24,839-3.3%+36.7%62$400$2,744,58768
Jul 5, 2006Wednesday25$12,620-49.2%-28.7%62$203$2,757,20769
Jul 6, 2006Thursday24$12,192-3.4%-30.7%62$196$2,769,39970
Jul 7, 2006Friday27$19,871+63%-0.4%60$331$2,789,27071
Jul 8, 2006Saturday26$37,183+87.1%+17.9%60$619$2,826,45372
Jul 9, 2006Sunday26$23,523-36.7%-31.6%60$392$2,849,97673
Jul 10, 2006Monday25$13,168-44%-48.7%60$219$2,863,14474
Jul 11, 2006Tuesday26$13,200+0.2%-46.9%60$220$2,876,34475
Jul 12, 2006Wednesday26$12,288-6.9%-2.6%60$204$2,888,63276
Jul 13, 2006Thursday26$14,618+19%+19.9%60$243$2,903,25077
Jul 14, 2006Friday32$13,469-7.9%-32.2%43$313$2,916,71978
Jul 15, 2006Saturday29$27,712+105.7%-25.5%43$644$2,944,43179
Jul 16, 2006Sunday29$20,359-26.5%-13.5%43$473$2,964,79080
Jul 17, 2006Monday31$6,482-68.2%-50.8%43$150$2,971,27281
Jul 18, 2006Tuesday30$8,039+24%-39.1%43$186$2,979,31182
Jul 19, 2006Wednesday30$7,741-3.7%-37%43$180$2,987,05283
Jul 20, 2006Thursday30$8,389+8.4%-42.6%43$195$2,995,44184
Jul 21, 2006Friday31$9,907+18.1%-26.4%42$235$3,005,34885
Jul 22, 2006Saturday30$22,933+131.5%-17.2%42$546$3,028,28186
Jul 23, 2006Sunday29$21,254-7.3%+4.4%42$506$3,049,53587
Jul 24, 2006Monday27$9,039-57.5%+39.4%42$215$3,058,57488
Jul 25, 2006Tuesday27$8,547-5.4%+6.3%42$203$3,067,12189
Jul 26, 2006Wednesday28$9,176+7.4%+18.5%42$218$3,076,29790
Jul 27, 2006Thursday29$9,060-1.3%+8%42$215$3,085,35791
Jul 28, 2006Friday35$7,771-14.2%-21.6%31$250$3,093,12892
Jul 29, 2006Saturday35$11,527+48.3%-49.7%31$371$3,104,65593
Jul 30, 2006Sunday35$9,267-19.6%-56.4%31$298$3,113,92294
Jul 31, 2006Monday33$4,515-51.3%-50%31$145$3,118,43795
Aug 1, 2006Tuesday33$5,184+14.8%-39.3%31$167$3,123,62196
Aug 2, 2006Wednesday33$5,285+1.9%-42.4%31$170$3,128,90697
Aug 3, 2006Thursday33$5,527+4.6%-39%31$178$3,134,43398
Aug 4, 2006Friday40$3,560-35.6%-54.2%20$178$3,137,99399
Aug 5, 2006Saturday39$6,648+86.7%-42.3%20$332$3,144,641100
Aug 6, 2006Sunday40$4,941-25.7%-46.7%20$247$3,149,582101
Aug 7, 2006Monday38$2,608-47.2%-42.2%20$130$3,152,190102
Aug 8, 2006Tuesday37$3,178+21.9%-38.7%20$158$3,155,368103
Aug 9, 2006Wednesday39$2,590-18.5%-51%20$129$3,157,958104
Aug 10, 2006Thursday39$2,654+2.5%-52%20$132$3,160,612105
Aug 11, 2006Friday42$5,202+96%+46.1%21$247$3,165,814106
Aug 12, 2006Saturday42$5,491+5.6%-17.4%21$261$3,171,305107
Aug 13, 2006Sunday42$4,913-10.5%-0.6%21$233$3,176,218108
Aug 14, 2006Monday40$2,437-50.4%-6.6%21$116$3,178,655109
Aug 15, 2006Tuesday39$3,154+29.4%-0.8%21$150$3,181,809110
Aug 16, 2006Wednesday39$2,932-7%+13.2%21$139$3,184,741111
Aug 17, 2006Thursday41$2,666-9.1%+0.5%21$126$3,187,407112
Aug 18, 2006Friday48$2,591-2.8%-50.2%21$123$3,189,998113
Aug 19, 2006Saturday46$6,756+160.7%+23%21$321$3,196,754114
Aug 20, 2006Sunday46$5,213-22.8%+6.1%21$248$3,201,967115
Aug 21, 2006Monday41$1,757-66.3%-27.9%21$83$3,203,724116
Aug 22, 2006Tuesday41$2,498+42.2%-20.8%21$118$3,206,222117
Aug 23, 2006Wednesday42$1,660-33.5%-43.4%21$79$3,207,882118
Aug 24, 2006Thursday42$1,789+7.8%-32.9%21$85$3,209,671119