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Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $71,404Details
International Box Office $10,605Details
Worldwide Box Office $82,009
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


On January 9, 2006 The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
80% - Certified Fresh
88% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2016 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: July 29th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content, some drug material and violent images.
(Rating bulletin 2433 (Cert #50555), 7/13/2016)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Amazon Studios, Magnolia Pictures, A&E Indiefilms, Ratpac Documentary Films, Complex Corporation, VICE
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,394 $8,805 Sep 23, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,487 $17,637 Sep 16, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,909 $23,413 Sep 9, 2016 3


Laura Albert    Herself
Bruce Benderson    Himself
Dennis Cooper    Himself
Panio Gianopoulos    Himself
Winona Ryder    Herself
Ira Silverberg    Himself
Terry Gross    Himself
Courtney Love    Herself
Madeleine Brand    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jeff Feuerzeig
Producer    Jeff Feuerzeig
Producer    Jim Czarnecki
Producer    Danny Gabai
Producer    Molly Thompson
Producer    Brett Ratner
Executive Producer    Robert Sharenow
Executive Producer    Robert DeBitetto
Executive Producer    James Packer
Executive Producer    Marie-Therese Guirgis
Executive Producer    Eddy Moretti
Executive Producer    Shane Smith
Executive Producer    Henry S Rosenthal
Director of Photography    Richard Henkels
Editor    Michelle Witten
Composer    Walter Werzowa
Co-Producer    Adam Bardach
Associate Producer    Lucas Cellar
Associate Producer    Casey Feldman

Theater Averages: Cameraperson Finishes First, Not Last, with $12,760

September 13th, 2016


A trio of films reached the $10,000 club on the theater average chart this week, lead by Cameraperson with $12,760 in one theater. The Last Princess was also playing in one theater and was right behind with $11,607. The final film in the $10,000 club was Kicks with an average of $10,704 in three theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Live Long and Prosper

September 9th, 2016

Other People

The week’s list is flooded with documentaries on all number of subjects. Of these, For the Love of Spock is the only I’m most interested in seeing and the critics are with me on that one. However, it is not the most likely film when it comes to box office success. I would have to give that to Other People, although being on Video on Demand might stop it from being seen in theaters. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/09 60 $23,413   5 $4,683   $23,413 3
2016/09/16 60 $17,637 -25% 22 $802   $48,543 10
2016/09/23 69 $8,805 -50% 25 $352   $66,669 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/09/09 60 $30,906   5 $6,181   $30,906 7
2016/09/16 58 $26,958 -13% 22 $1,225   $57,864 14
2016/09/23 51 $13,540 -50% 27 $501   $71,404 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 7/29/2016 $10,605 11 11 11 $10,605 8/3/2016
International Total$10,605 8/3/2016

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