Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela

Every 12 years over 70 million pilgrims gather at the meeting of India's holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, for a spectacular spiritual festival: the Kumbh Mela. This documentary takes a voyage of discovery through this colorful event through the eyes of several Westerners and an ebullient young Hindu monk, Swami Krishnanand. Featuring encounters with some of India's most respected holy men and exclusive footage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Grosses

Domestic (86.7%)
$381,225
Summary Details
DistributorMela Films
Opening$3,263
1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 25 min
GenresDocumentary
In Release441 days/63 weeks
Widest Release3 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Oct 22-24113$3,263-1-$3,263$3,2631
Oct 29-31122$1,183-63.7%1-$1,183$5,6822
Nov 19-2197$4,025-1-$4,025$11,2265
Dec 10-1255$15,674-3-$5,224$30,7908
Dec 17-1968$8,007-48.9%3-$2,669$47,3949
Dec 24-2663$4,631-42.2%3-$1,543$57,67610
Dec 31-Jan 2, 200570$6,081+31.3%3-$2,027$69,08411
Jan 7-981$4,076-33%2-1$2,038$77,23312
Jan 14-1659$9,896+142.8%1-1$9,896$87,12913
Jan 14-17
MLK wknd
62$12,127-1-$12,127$89,360-
Jan 28-3078$5,511-2-$2,755$107,62615
Feb 4-689$3,567-35.3%2-$1,783$112,40516
Feb 11-1389$5,555+55.7%2-$2,777$117,96017
Feb 18-2087$4,895-11.9%2-$2,447$124,58118
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Presidents' Day wknd
96$4,895-2-$2,447$124,581-
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Mar 11-1396$4,289-47.5%1-2$4,289$153,46721
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Mar 25-2782$9,689+93.2%3+2$3,229$174,39223
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Apr 8-1086$5,938-7.5%1-2$5,938$195,06325
Apr 15-1784$11,102+87%1-$11,102$210,32126
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May 6-882$5,683-44.2%2-$2,841$245,59529
May 13-1580$8,064+41.9%3+1$2,688$258,50430
May 20-2299$3,029-62.4%2-1$1,514$274,85131
May 27-2978$4,687+54.7%3+1$1,562$281,46432
May 27-30
Memorial Day wknd
87$5,493-3-$1,831$282,270-
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Jun 17-1989$3,365+74.5%3+1$1,121$291,61035
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Jul 1-3113$495-78.8%1-1$495$300,97837
Jul 1-4
July 4th long wknd
125$570-1-$570$301,053-
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Labor Day wknd
114$1,628-1-$1,628$352,437-
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Oct 14-16120$1,098+6%2+1$549$373,18152
Oct 21-23115$2,304+109.8%1-1$2,304$376,78553
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Dec 9-11129$96-1-$96$381,22560