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The Armstrong Lie (2013)

The Armstrong Lie poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $381,703Details
International Box Office $262,182Details
Worldwide Box Office $643,885
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $578,477 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $70,229 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $648,706
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  4. International
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession. “The Armstrong Lie” picks up in 2013 and presents an insider’s view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says, “I didn't live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
83% - Certified Fresh
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 8th, 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: November 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Portugal)
March 6th, 2014 (Wide) (Poland)
Video Release: February 11th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2292, 10/2/2013)
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: Miscellaneous Sports, Miscellaneous Racing, Comeback, Cancer, Cheating
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Classics, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Jigsaw Productions, Matt Tolmach Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,866 $555 Feb 14, 2014 101
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,371 $1,309 Jan 31, 2014 87
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,762 $32,092 Nov 29, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,065 $43,075 Nov 22, 2013 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,551 $30,904 Nov 8, 2013 3


Lance Armstrong    Himself
Reed Albergotti    Himself
Betsy Andreu    Herself
Frankie Andreu    Himself
Johan Bruyneel    Himself
Daniel Coyle    Himself
Michele Ferrari    Himself
George Hincapie    Himself
Phil Liggett    Himself
Steve Madden    Himself
Bill Strickland    Himself
Jonathan Vaughters    Himself
Emile Vrijman    Himself
David Walsh    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Alex Gibney
Producer    Frank Marshall
Producer    Matt Tolmach
Producer    Alex Gibney
Director of Photography    Maryse Alberti
Editor    Andy Grieve
Editor    Tim Squyres
Editor    Lindy Jankura
Composer    David Kahne
Co-Producer    Jennie Amias
Co-Producer    Mark Higgins
Co-Producer    Beth Howard
Associate Producer    Brett Banks
Associate Producer    Nicoletta Billi
Music Supervisor    John McCullough

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 11th, 2014

February 11th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Thief Steals Top Spot

November 12th, 2013

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The Book Thief was a surprise top spot with an average of $26,251 in four theaters. It was seen by some as a possible Awards Season contender, but its reviews suggest otherwise. Thor: The Dark World was first on the overall box office and second on the per theater chart with $22,322. Dallas Buyers Club fell from first to third on the per theater chart, but with a still strong average of $18,249 in 35 theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Lying about Limited Releases

November 8th, 2013

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There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, including several that have earned more pre-release buzz that most limited releases earn. However, many of these films' reviews are good, but not great. The Book Thief is one such film, but it could still find an audience in limited release, although its plans to expand wide are very unlikely to happen. How I Live Now and Great Expectations are in similar positions. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/08 47 $30,904   5 $6,181   $30,904 3
2013/11/22 41 $43,075   37 $1,164   $145,607 17
2013/11/29 42 $32,092 -25% 31 $1,035   $194,857 24
2014/01/31 74 $1,309   1 $1,309   $377,479 87
2014/02/14 81 $555   1 $555   $381,703 101

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/22 41 $60,233   37 $1,628   $162,765 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Poland 3/6/2014 $0 0 1 1 $1,124 12/16/2015
Portugal 11/14/2013 $0 0 3 7 $7,973 12/13/2015
Rest of World $253,085
International Total$262,182 12/16/2015

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