The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the project's residents. In the post-War years, the American city changed in ways that made it unrecognizable from a generation earlier, privileging some and leaving others in its wake. The next time the city changes, remember Pruitt-Igoe.


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DistributorFirst Run
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 19 min
In Release347 days/49 weeks
Widest Release6 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jan 20-2275$4,721-1-$4,721$4,7211
Jan 27-2970$7,153+51.5%1-$7,153$17,5672
Feb 3-576$5,069-29.1%1-$5,069$26,8063
Feb 10-1298$851-83.2%2+1$425$32,1154
Mar 2-4116$141-1-$141$33,6167
Mar 9-11100$2,472+1,653.2%1-$2,472$36,0888
Mar 16-18105$715-71.1%1-$715$38,7959
Apr 6-8103$1,598-2-$799$41,14512
Apr 13-15114$108-93.2%1-1$108$42,40513
Apr 20-22121$294+172.2%1-$294$42,76414
Apr 27-29108$1,919+552.7%5+4$383$44,68315