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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017)

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $80,527Details
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The saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves—and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community—over the course of a five-year legal battle.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,109 $80,527
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,101-14,200) 14,182 $80,527
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,060 $80,527

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 19th, 2017 (Limited) by PBS Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: 2000s, Investment Banking, Bankruptcy, Corporate Malfeasance, Corporate Life, Immigration, White Collar Crime
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Films, Frontline, ITVS, Blue Ice Film Fund
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 28 $12,528 May 19, 2017 3


Thomas Sung    Himself
Jill Sung    Herself
Vera Sung    Herself
Heather Sung    Herself
Hwei Lin Sung    Herself
Chanterelle Sung    Herself
Cyrus Vance Jr.    Himself
Polly Greenberg    Herself
Neil Barofsky    Himself
Kevin Puvalowski    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Mark Mitten
Producer    Julie Goldman
Executive Producer    Gordon Quinn
Executive Producer    Christopher Clements
Executive Producer    Betsy Steinberg
Executive Producer    Justine Nagan
Executive Producer    Raney Aronson-Rath
Executive Producer    Sally Jo Fifer
Co-Executive Producer    Neil Tabatznik
Co-Executive Producer    Steven Silver
Co-Executive Producer    Robin Smith
Co-Producer    Fenell Doremus
Co-Producer    Nick Verbitsky
Cinematographer    Tom Bergmann
Editor    John Farbrother
Editor    David E. Simpson
Composer    Joshua Abrams

Theater Averages: Abacus Counts its Blessing with $12,528

May 24th, 2017

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/19 - $12,528   1 $12,528   $12,528 3
2017/05/26 54 $10,357 -17% 2 $5,179   $28,284 10
2017/06/02 81 $1,794 -83% 1 $1,794   $33,024 17
2017/06/09 49 $12,428 +593% 5 $2,486   $50,465 24
2017/06/16 49 $14,268 +15% 7 $2,038   $69,735 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/19 52 $17,927   1 $17,927   $17,927 7
2017/05/26 55 $13,303 -26% 2 $6,652   $31,230 14
2017/06/02 64 $6,807 -49% 1 $6,807   $38,037 21
2017/06/09 49 $17,430 +156% 5 $3,486   $55,467 28
2017/06/16 44 $25,060 +44% 8 $3,133   $80,527 35

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