Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man

A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful "instincts" guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, then delight. As an adolescent, he enters a desert, where a man spins a large cube of metal tubing. He leaves his instinct-guides behind, and enters a garden where two statues dance in a pond. As he watches their sensual acrobatics of love, he becomes a man. He is offered wealth (represented by a golden hat) by a devil figure. In a richly decorated room, a scruffy troupe of a dozen acrobats and a little girl reawaken the old man's youthful nature and love.

Grosses

Domestic (56.7%)
$15,627,434
Summary Details
DistributorSony Pictures Classics
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Opening$49,837
7 theaters
Release DateMay 5, 2000 - Mar 7, 2004
Running Time39 min
GenresDrama Family Fantasy Musical Short
In Release1,702 days/243 weeks
Widest Release22 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
May 5-755$49,837-7-$7,119$49,8371
May 12-1443$63,076+26.6%7-$9,010$142,0852
May 19-2133$178,919+183.7%15+8$11,927$461,1743
May 26-29
Memorial Day wknd
29$263,005-16-$16,437$915,215-
Jun 2-425$171,300-16-$10,706$1,185,2865
Jun 9-1122$192,954+12.6%16-$12,059$1,505,8016
Jun 16-1821$213,641+10.7%20+4$10,682$1,913,5297
Jun 23-2524$181,303-15.1%20-$9,065$2,283,6718
Jun 30-Jul 223$200,443+10.6%20-$10,022$2,691,5339
Jul 7-925$212,507+6%20-$10,625$3,126,99110
Jul 14-1619$233,431+9.8%20-$11,671$3,577,52311
Jul 21-2321$245,121+5%20-$12,256$4,057,34212
Jul 28-3025$222,628-9.2%20-$11,131$4,517,44013
Aug 4-629$181,156-18.6%22+2$8,234$4,939,36614
Aug 11-1332$174,923-3.4%22-$7,951$5,334,11815
Aug 18-2030$170,382-2.6%22-$7,744$5,686,38716
Aug 25-2734$143,914-15.5%22-$6,541$5,973,00917
Sep 1-4
Labor Day wknd
37$210,002-22-$9,545$6,291,699-
Sep 8-1046$94,067-22-$4,275$6,524,79619
Sep 15-1742$106,594+13.3%22-$4,845$6,724,83820
Sep 22-2441$111,762+4.8%22-$5,080$6,911,45421
Oct 6-852$59,212-19-$3,116$7,148,21523
Oct 13-1553$62,104+4.9%11-8$5,645$7,300,34224
Oct 20-2252$56,026-9.8%9-2$6,225$7,398,25825
Nov 3-536$95,444-13-$7,341$7,760,22727
Nov 10-1236$102,186+7.1%14+1$7,299$7,968,17528
Nov 17-1933$94,350-7.7%16+2$5,896$8,115,13429
Nov 24-26
Thanksgiving 3-Day
34$91,253-3.3%16-$5,703$8,206,38730
Dec 1-3
Post-Thanksgiving
40$55,607-39.1%16-$3,475$8,307,35931
Dec 8-1041$42,578-23.4%16-$2,661$8,380,74632
Dec 15-1740$42,475-0.2%16-$2,654$8,446,81733
Dec 22-25
Christmas long wknd
38$55,036-16-$3,439$8,533,892-
Dec 29-Jan 1, 2001
New Year's long wknd
43$99,499-11-$9,045$8,707,468-
Jan 5-750$29,815-14-$2,129$8,772,31936
Jan 12-15
MLK wknd
42$79,388-17-$4,669$8,896,121-
Jan 19-2144$60,325-17-$3,548$8,985,94238
Jan 26-2847$57,268-5.1%17-$3,368$9,068,31739
Feb 2-450$59,646+4.2%17-$3,508$9,150,00540
Feb 9-1144$63,730+6.8%18+1$3,540$9,244,19341
Feb 16-19
Presidents' Day wknd
47$96,772-18-$5,376$9,382,487-
Feb 23-2549$69,308-18-$3,850$9,498,28143
Mar 2-453$63,399-8.5%18-$3,522$9,629,20044
Mar 9-1147$70,500+11.2%16-2$4,406$9,740,94245
Mar 16-1852$65,211-7.5%16-$4,075$9,843,17046
Mar 23-2548$67,883+4.1%15-1$4,525$9,944,16947
Mar 30-Apr 143$72,105+6.2%14-1$5,150$10,068,10448
Apr 13-1539$80,206-18-$4,455$10,312,08150
Apr 20-2238$82,637+3%18-$4,590$10,507,06651
Apr 27-2941$78,553-4.9%19+1$4,134$10,618,51352
May 4-650$47,602-39.4%17-2$2,800$10,702,49453
May 11-1345$57,997+21.8%17-$3,411$10,803,67754
May 18-2048$48,052-17.1%19+2$2,529$10,892,39255
Jun 1-346$48,987-18-$2,721$11,105,05857
Jun 8-1042$48,227-1.6%17-1$2,836$11,204,55158
Jun 15-1749$40,762-15.5%15-2$2,717$11,272,56759
Jun 22-2447$42,208+3.5%16+1$2,638$11,344,87960
Jun 29-Jul 149$35,782-15.2%15-1$2,385$11,420,33861
Jul 6-845$40,105+12.1%15-$2,673$11,555,12262
Jul 13-1541$50,836+26.8%15-$3,389$11,689,14763
Jul 20-2247$44,305-12.8%15-$2,953$11,787,97964
Jul 27-2946$49,929+12.7%16+1$3,120$11,913,71665
Aug 3-551$41,727-16.4%12-4$3,477$12,008,59466
Aug 10-1251$45,638+9.4%12-$3,803$12,107,59167
Aug 17-1947$48,235+5.7%12-$4,019$12,224,47368
Aug 24-2649$43,903-9%12-$3,658$12,317,04969
Aug 31-Sep 3
Labor Day wknd
57$60,954-12-$5,079$12,414,641-
Sep 7-961$34,324-12-$2,860$12,464,46271
Dec 28-3061$18,239-7-$2,605$12,989,87187
May 31-Jun 267$13,087-5-$2,617$13,333,699109
Jun 7-954$12,778-2.4%5-$2,555$13,357,443110
Jun 14-1662$12,103-5.3%5-$2,420$13,376,039111
Jun 21-2350$22,763+88.1%6+1$3,793$13,413,891112
Jun 28-3054$17,102-24.9%7+1$2,443$13,442,928113
Jul 5-757$20,712+21.1%6-1$3,452$13,481,305114
Jul 12-1458$20,994+1.4%7+1$2,999$13,525,860115
Jul 19-2161$23,204+10.5%8+1$2,900$13,567,501116
Jul 26-2863$20,382-12.2%8-$2,547$13,616,464117
Aug 2-463$25,432+24.8%8-$3,179$13,683,304118
Aug 9-1164$26,486+4.1%8-$3,310$13,740,572119
Aug 16-1864$28,114+6.1%8-$3,514$13,792,792120
Aug 23-2569$24,948-11.3%8-$3,118$13,834,607121
Aug 30-Sep 2
Labor Day wknd
61$38,644-8-$4,830$13,908,715-
Sep 6-865$22,837-8-$2,854$13,949,424123
Sep 13-1574$19,225-15.8%8-$2,403$13,970,534124
Sep 20-2289$12,242-36.3%8-$1,530$13,991,616125
Sep 27-2981$13,741+12.2%5-3$2,748$14,012,357126
Oct 4-653$36,884+168.4%6+1$6,147$14,067,812127
Oct 11-1359$34,449-6.6%6-$5,741$14,115,479128
Oct 18-2064$29,650-13.9%6-$4,941$14,154,226129
Oct 25-2766$26,973-9%6-$4,495$14,215,755130
Nov 1-366$26,742-0.9%6-$4,457$14,259,082131
Nov 8-1071$19,840-25.8%5-1$3,968$14,292,559132
Nov 15-1778$18,820-5.1%5-$3,764$14,320,097133
Nov 22-2470$19,372+2.9%5-$3,874$14,354,676134
Nov 29-Dec 1
Thanksgiving 3-Day
64$29,634+53%5-$5,926$14,390,061135
Dec 6-8
Post-Thanksgiving
70$19,472-34.3%7+2$2,781$14,460,947136
Dec 13-1570$18,635-4.3%5-2$3,727$14,488,957137
Dec 20-2269$13,580-27.1%5-$2,716$14,510,654138
Dec 27-2975$12,289-9.5%5-$2,457$14,533,592139
Jan 3-554$45,450+269.8%5-$9,090$14,705,708140
Jan 10-1258$30,015-34%5-$6,003$14,748,079141
Jan 17-20
MLK wknd
59$29,342-5-$5,868$14,786,444-
Jan 24-2662$24,127-5-$4,825$14,832,615143
Jan 31-Feb 271$20,588-14.7%5-$4,117$14,868,118144
Feb 7-969$17,050-17.2%5-$3,410$14,890,607145
Feb 14-17
Presidents' Day wknd
61$32,928-5-$6,585$14,949,148-
Feb 21-2361$27,972-4-$6,993$14,995,660147
Feb 28-Mar 273$19,827-29.1%4-$4,956$15,025,965148
Mar 7-988$9,979-49.7%4-$2,494$15,043,783149
Mar 14-1683$11,722+17.5%3-1$3,907$15,066,856150
Mar 21-2377$13,146+12.1%3-$4,382$15,091,275151
Mar 28-3083$10,604-19.3%3-$3,534$15,112,956152
Apr 4-694$8,832-16.7%3-$2,944$15,131,504153
Apr 11-13103$7,085-19.8%3-$2,361$15,145,562154
Apr 18-20105$5,784-18.4%3-$1,928$15,158,190155
Apr 25-27104$5,733-0.9%3-$1,911$15,173,449156
May 2-4108$4,444-22.5%3-$1,481$15,186,747157
May 9-11102$6,354+43%3-$2,118$15,206,688158
May 16-1896$6,912+8.8%3-$2,304$15,223,374159
May 23-26
Memorial Day wknd
91$8,648-3-$2,882$15,242,162-
May 30-Jun 180$7,304-2-$3,652$15,257,279161
Jun 6-881$10,607+45.2%3+1$3,535$15,278,192162
Jun 13-1587$6,151-42%3-$2,050$15,284,493163
Jun 27-2971$11,375-3-$3,791$15,310,215165
Jul 4-673$12,087+6.3%3-$4,029$15,329,697166
Jul 11-1368$15,031+24.4%3-$5,010$15,369,089167
Jul 18-2065$14,215-5.4%4+1$3,553$15,397,333168
Jul 25-2773$12,447-12.4%4-$3,111$15,419,738169
Aug 1-376$11,155-10.4%4-$2,788$15,443,551170
Aug 8-1080$11,663+4.6%4-$2,915$15,465,323171
Aug 15-1779$10,758-7.8%4-$2,689$15,490,588172
Aug 22-2487$8,748-18.7%4-$2,187$15,507,852173
Aug 29-Sep 1
Labor Day wknd
94$8,143-4-$2,035$15,517,203-
Sep 5-798$6,453-4-$1,613$15,529,664175
Sep 12-14122$3,220-50.1%4-$805$15,535,359176
Sep 26-28123$2,803-3-$934$15,546,951178
Oct 3-5110$3,146+12.2%2-1$1,573$15,551,704179
Oct 10-12112$4,188+33.1%2-$2,094$15,558,296180
Oct 17-19114$3,909-6.7%2-$1,954$15,564,344181
Oct 24-26117$3,113-20.4%2-$1,556$15,569,487182
Oct 31-Nov 2118$3,111<0.1%2-$1,555$15,573,555183
Nov 7-9128$1,525-51%3+1$508$15,576,961184
Nov 14-16106$2,481+62.7%3-$827$15,585,208185
Nov 21-23109$2,429-2.1%3-$809$15,589,398186
Nov 28-30
Thanksgiving 3-Day
95$3,394+39.7%3-$1,131$15,592,323187
Dec 5-7
Post-Thanksgiving
101$2,216-34.7%3-$738$15,595,579188
Dec 12-14109$1,501-32.3%2-1$750$15,598,224189
Dec 19-21100$943-37.2%2-$471$15,602,684190
Dec 26-2885$1,604+70.1%2-$802$15,604,409191
Jan 2-4102$898-44%2-$449$15,605,632192
Jan 9-11106$855-4.8%2-$427$15,607,394193
Jan 16-19
MLK wknd
89$3,951-1-$3,951$15,615,335-
Jan 30-Feb 1113$563-3-$187$15,619,651196
Feb 6-896$3,375+499.5%2-1$1,687$15,624,001197
Feb 13-16
Presidents' Day wknd
125$767-1-$767$15,624,889-
Feb 20-22130$587-1-$587$15,626,076199
Feb 27-29126$332-43.4%1-$332$15,626,763200
Mar 5-7117$318-4.2%1-$318$15,627,434201