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Best of Enemies (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $892,802Details
International Box Office $11,317Details
Worldwide Box Office $904,119
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  5. Video Sales
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Synopsis

In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—cementing their opposing political positions. Their explosive exchanges devolved into vitriolic name-calling. It was unlike anything TV had ever broadcast, and all the more shocking because it was live and unscripted. Viewers were riveted. ABC News’ ratings skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 31st, 2015 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: July 24th, 2015 (Wide), released as Best Of Enemies (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content/nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2378, 6/17/2015)
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: TV Industry, News, Political, Writing and Writers, Professional Rivalry, Voiceover/Narration, LGBT
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Tremolo Productions, Media Ranch Productions, Motto Pictures, ITVS
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2015 Theater Average 71 $16,913 Jul 31, 2015 3

Cast

William F. Buckley    Himself
Gore Vidal    Himself
Eric Alterman    Himself
Ginia Bellafante    Herself
Linda Bridges    Herself
Reid Buckley    Himself
Dick Cavett    Himself
Lee Edwards    Himself
Todd Gitlin    Himself
Brooke Gladstone    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Producer    Robert Gordon
Producer    Morgan Neville
Executive Producer    Clif Phillips
Executive Producer    Julie Goldman
Editor    Aaron Wickenden
Editor    Eileen Meyer
Co-Producer    Caryn Capotosto
Composer    Jonathan Kirkscey

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

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Per Theater Chart: Strong Beginning for The End

August 4th, 2015

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour is the latest success for A24, as it topped the per theater chart with an average of $30,810 in four theaters. Up next were a pair of documentaries, Best of Enemies and Listen to Me Marlon, with averages of $16,913 and $15,034 respectively. The overall number one film was next, as Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation earned an average of $14,034. The final film in the $10,000 club was Phoenix. Its theater count doubled, but its per theater average dropped just 20% to $12,004. That's amazing and it could be an omen that it will expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Summer is Coming to an End

July 30th, 2015

The End of the Tour

It is a bad time of the year to release a limited release. It is too late into summer to think a limited release can expand wide enough to gain mainstream success before summer ends. At the same time, it is far too early for Awards Season buzz to have an effect at the box office. This partially explains why there are so few films on this week's list and fewer still have any chance at box office success. There are only two films on this week's list with strong buzz and overwhelmingly positive reviews. Best of Enemies and The End of the Tour. Both could do well on the Per Theater Chart this weekend, but The End of the Tour is the only film with a shot at expanding significantly. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/07/31 37 $50,738   3 $16,913   $50,738 1
2015/08/07 36 $81,587 +61% 19 $4,294   $177,595 2
2015/08/14 31 $120,986 +48% 47 $2,574   $341,675 3
2015/08/21 35 $111,111 -8% 67 $1,658   $520,801 4
2015/08/28 40 $86,855 -22% 69 $1,259   $667,349 5
2015/09/04 47 $56,672 -35% 51 $1,111   $765,411 6
2015/09/11 59 $27,651 -51% 53 $522   $826,164 7
2015/09/18 74 $10,566 -62% 29 $364   $851,641 8
2015/09/25 74 $7,486 -29% 17 $440   $866,035 9
2015/10/02 88 $4,860 -35% 14 $347   $876,005 10
2015/10/09 96 $828 -83% 5 $166   $879,249 11
2015/10/16 93 $798 -4% 9 $89   $881,422 12
2015/10/23 78 $2,408 +202% 11 $219   $884,342 13
2015/10/30 76 $2,956 +23% 8 $370   $889,332 14
2015/11/06 85 $2,230 -25% 5 $446   $891,997 15

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/07/31 41 $75,338   3 $25,113   $75,338 1
2015/08/07 36 $124,681 +65% 19 $6,562   $220,689 2
2015/08/14 30 $189,001 +52% 47 $4,021   $409,690 3
2015/08/21 36 $170,804 -10% 67 $2,549   $580,494 4
2015/08/28 41 $128,245 -25% 69 $1,859   $708,739 5
2015/09/04 47 $89,774 -30% 51 $1,760   $798,513 6
2015/09/11 59 $42,562 -53% 53 $803   $841,075 7
2015/09/18 71 $17,474 -59% 29 $603   $858,549 8
2015/09/25 72 $12,596 -28% 17 $741   $871,145 9
2015/10/02 90 $7,276 -42% 14 $520   $878,421 10
2015/10/09 90 $2,203 -70% 5 $441   $880,624 11
2015/10/16 105 $1,310 -41% 9 $146   $881,934 12
2015/10/23 82 $4,442 +239% 11 $404   $886,376 13
2015/10/30 87 $3,391 -24% 8 $424   $889,767 14
2015/11/06 92 $3,035 -10% 7 $434   $892,802 15

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 7/24/2015 $11,317 6 6 6 $11,317 9/28/2015
 
International Total$11,317 9/28/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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