49 Up

In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," World in Action filmed seven-year-olds. Every seven years, Michael Apted visits them. At 49, 12 agree to talk about family, work, their hopes, and the series. We also see footage from previous interviews. Some marriages seem stronger; some have ended. Being a parent or a grandparent dominates life's pleasures. Simon has found responsibility; John's charity work flourishes. Neil remains in politics, against all odds. Jackie leads the critique of a more deliberately-present Apted and the series' intrusiveness. None enjoy participating; all are reflective; several surpass expectations.


Domestic (34.7%)
Summary Details
DistributorFirst Run
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21 theaters
Release DateOct 6, 2006 - Feb 8, 2007
Running Time3 hr
GenresBiography Documentary
In Release452 days/64 weeks
Widest Release21 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Oct 6-849$53,277-21-$2,537$53,2771
Oct 13-1558$36,365-31.7%18-3$2,020$120,2072
Oct 20-2266$16,885-53.6%8-10$2,110$159,0373
Oct 27-2971$13,532-19.9%8-$1,691$179,5994
Nov 3-565$17,991+33%9+1$1,999$202,1275
Nov 10-1276$10,524-41.5%9-$1,169$220,5536
Nov 17-1982$5,229-50.3%5-4$1,045$233,8707
Nov 24-26
Thanksgiving 3-Day
Dec 1-3
Feb 2-4101$989-1-$989$241,20418