A Better Life

A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.

Grosses

Domestic (94.4%)
$1,759,252
Summary Details
DistributorSummit Entertainment
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Opening$62,087
4 theaters
Budget$10,000,000
MPAAPG-13
Running Time1 hr 38 min
GenresDrama Romance
In Release191 days/27 weeks
Widest Release216 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jun 24, 2011Friday31$18,976--4$4,744$18,9761
Jun 25, 2011Saturday31$22,082+16.4%-4$5,520$41,0582
Jun 26, 2011Sunday29$21,029-4.8%-4$5,257$62,0873
Jun 27, 2011Monday33$5,876-72.1%-4$1,469$67,9634
Jun 28, 2011Tuesday37$5,572-5.2%-4$1,393$73,5355
Jun 29, 2011Wednesday34$5,010-10.1%-4$1,252$78,5456
Jun 30, 2011Thursday35$5,125+2.3%-4$1,281$83,6707
Jul 1, 2011Friday30$25,146+390.7%+32.5%11$2,286$108,8168
Jul 2, 2011Saturday29$35,783+42.3%+62%11$3,253$144,5999
Jul 3, 2011Sunday26$36,827+2.9%+75.1%11$3,347$181,42610
Jul 4, 2011
Independence Day
Monday27$23,256-36.9%+295.8%11$2,114$204,68211
Jul 5, 2011Tuesday32$7,982-65.7%+43.3%11$725$212,66412
Jul 6, 2011Wednesday30$8,339+4.5%+66.4%11$758$221,00313
Jul 7, 2011Thursday30$8,251-1.1%+61%11$750$229,25414
Jul 8, 2011Friday23$82,390+898.5%+227.6%153$538$311,64415
Jul 9, 2011Saturday22$130,994+59%+266.1%153$856$442,63816
Jul 10, 2011Sunday20$116,912-10.8%+217.5%153$764$559,55017
Jul 11, 2011Monday23$36,582-68.7%+57.3%153$239$596,13218
Jul 12, 2011Tuesday23$37,223+1.8%+366.3%153$243$633,35519
Jul 13, 2011Wednesday22$35,189-5.5%+322%153$229$668,54420
Jul 14, 2011Thursday23$32,196-8.5%+290.2%153$210$700,74021
Jul 15, 2011Friday23$82,958+157.7%+0.7%216$384$783,69822
Jul 16, 2011Saturday22$138,972+67.5%+6.1%216$643$922,67023
Jul 17, 2011Sunday22$116,366-16.3%-0.5%216$538$1,039,03624
Jul 18, 2011Monday24$37,699-67.6%+3.1%216$174$1,076,73525
Jul 19, 2011Tuesday25$43,978+16.7%+18.1%216$203$1,120,71326
Jul 20, 2011Wednesday25$37,405-14.9%+6.3%216$173$1,158,11827
Jul 21, 2011Thursday25$40,466+8.2%+25.7%216$187$1,198,58428
Jul 22, 2011Friday26$54,434+34.5%-34.4%182$299$1,253,01829
Jul 23, 2011Saturday25$90,768+66.7%-34.7%182$498$1,343,78630
Jul 24, 2011Sunday25$70,174-22.7%-39.7%182$385$1,413,96031
Jul 25, 2011Monday29$22,661-67.7%-39.9%182$124$1,436,62132
Jul 26, 2011Tuesday29$24,214+6.9%-44.9%182$133$1,460,83533
Jul 27, 2011Wednesday29$23,989-0.9%-35.9%182$131$1,484,82434
Jul 28, 2011Thursday29$24,010<0.1%-40.7%182$131$1,508,83435
Jul 29, 2011Friday36$20,938-12.8%-61.5%108$193$1,529,77236
Jul 30, 2011Saturday35$31,053+48.3%-65.8%108$287$1,560,82537
Jul 31, 2011Sunday35$24,733-20.4%-64.8%108$229$1,585,55838
Aug 1, 2011Monday35$8,530-65.5%-62.4%108$78$1,594,08839
Aug 2, 2011Tuesday35$10,588+24.1%-56.3%108$98$1,604,67640
Aug 3, 2011Wednesday35$9,354-11.7%-61%108$86$1,614,03041
Aug 4, 2011Thursday35$9,329-0.3%-61.1%108$86$1,623,35942
Aug 5, 2011Friday37$10,370+11.2%-50.5%74$140$1,633,72943
Aug 6, 2011Saturday36$18,126+74.8%-41.6%74$244$1,651,85544
Aug 7, 2011Sunday36$12,484-31.1%-49.5%74$168$1,664,33945
Aug 8, 2011Monday38$5,269-57.8%-38.2%74$71$1,669,60846
Aug 9, 2011Tuesday38$4,776-9.4%-54.9%74$64$1,674,38447
Aug 10, 2011Wednesday41$2,834-40.7%-69.7%74$38$1,677,21848
Aug 11, 2011Thursday40$3,327+17.4%-64.3%74$44$1,680,54549
Aug 12, 2011Friday42$5,130+54.2%-50.5%51$100$1,685,67550
Aug 13, 2011Saturday42$6,413+25%-64.6%51$125$1,692,08851
Aug 14, 2011Sunday41$5,885-8.2%-52.9%51$115$1,697,97352
Aug 15, 2011Monday43$2,216-62.3%-57.9%51$43$1,700,18953
Aug 16, 2011Tuesday43$3,424+54.5%-28.3%51$67$1,703,61354
Aug 17, 2011Wednesday42$2,723-20.5%-3.9%51$53$1,706,33655
Aug 18, 2011Thursday43$2,957+8.6%-11.1%51$57$1,709,29356
Aug 19, 2011Friday41$6,912+133.8%+34.7%65$106$1,716,20557
Aug 20, 2011Saturday41$9,317+34.8%+45.3%65$143$1,725,52258
Aug 21, 2011Sunday42$6,783-27.2%+15.3%65$104$1,732,30559
Aug 22, 2011Monday41$2,725-59.8%+23%65$41$1,735,03060
Aug 23, 2011Tuesday41$2,989+9.7%-12.7%65$45$1,738,01961
Aug 24, 2011Wednesday41$2,693-9.9%-1.1%65$41$1,740,71262
Aug 25, 2011Thursday41$2,872+6.6%-2.9%65$44$1,743,58463
Aug 26, 2011Friday44$2,750-4.2%-60.2%31$88$1,746,33464
Aug 27, 2011Saturday45$4,381+59.3%-53%31$141$1,750,71565
Aug 28, 2011Sunday45$3,604-17.7%-46.9%31$116$1,754,31966
Aug 29, 2011Monday43$1,214-66.3%-55.4%31$39$1,755,53367
Aug 30, 2011Tuesday43$1,125-7.3%-62.4%31$36$1,756,65868
Aug 31, 2011Wednesday44$1,211+7.6%-55%31$39$1,757,86969
Sep 1, 2011Thursday43$1,383+14.2%-51.8%31$44$1,759,25270