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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $189,416Details
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Synopsis

This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Nicknamed "The Sheriff of Wall Street," when he was NY's Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America's largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as Governor, with the largest margin in the state's history, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation's first Jewish President. Then, shockingly, Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer - the paragon of rectitude - had been caught seeing prostitutes. As his powerful enemies gloated, his supporters questioned the timing of it all: as the Sheriff fell, so did the financial markets, in a cataclysm that threatened to unravel the global economy. With unique access to the escort world as well as friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor (many of whom have come forward for the first time) the film explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 5th, 2010 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual material, nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2136, 9/1/2010)
Running Time: 117 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Prostitution, Conspiracy Theory
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Jigsaw Productions, Wider Film Projects, A&E Indiefilms
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,127 $6,235 Jan 21, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,978 $2,405 Jan 14, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,252 $3,188 Jan 7, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,956 $1,680 Dec 31, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,543 $1,132 Dec 24, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,414 $5,094 Dec 17, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,638 $8,404 Dec 10, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,115 $8,849 Dec 3, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,310 $15,265 Nov 26, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,523 $26,161 Nov 19, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,920 $29,931 Nov 12, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,365 $16,962 Nov 5, 2010 3

Cast

Eliot Spitzer    Himself
Ken Langone    Himself
Roger Stone    Himself
Hank Greenberg    Himself
Frank Bruno    Himself
Wrenn Schmidt    Angelina

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Alex Gibney
Producer    Jedd Wider
Producer    Todd Wider
Producer    Maiken Baird
Executive Producer    Molly Thompson
Executive Producer    Robert DeBitetto
Executive Producer    Robert Sharenow
Executive Producer    Mason Speed Sexton
Co-Producer    Peter Elkind
Co-Producer    Sam Black
Director   
Screenwriter    Alex Gibney

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 25th, 2011

January 24th, 2011

It's bit of an oddball week on the home market. There are four first-run releases, if you include The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Granted, that film was a limited release, but it did earn more than $5 million, and it appears to be selling quite well, especially for a foreign language film. On the other hand, none seem like they will be particularly impressive in terms of sales. Of the four biggest releases, Red on Blu-ray is the best bet, but for Pick of the Week, I'm going with Broadcast News: Criterion Collection on Blu-ray. More...

Awards Season: No Dark Horses for DGA

January 12th, 2011

The Directors Guild of America spreads out the nomination process, but the last of the theatrical categories were announced today. The guild hands out awards in nearly a dozen categories, but only two for theatrical release. Two categories, ten nominations, and only one that wasn't completely foreseen. More...

Awards Season: PGA Doesn't Toy With Expectations

January 4th, 2011

Producers Guild of America announced the nominations in seven categories, three of which are for theatrical releases. Like last year, there was only one repeat nominee, and again like last year, it was a Pixar release. More...

127 is Number One on Per Theater Chart

November 9th, 2010

There were a few limited releases to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. 127 Hours lead the way with an impressive average of $66,213 in four theaters. Fair*Game was well back with $14,154, but it opened in 46 theaters, so this is a much better indicator of its chances to expand. The overall box office leader, MegaMind, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,668, but the second place film, Due Date, came very close with an average of $9,743. More...

Limited Releases Are Better Than Fair

November 5th, 2010

After weeks of waiting for the flood of Awards Season hopefuls to finally come out, it appears the wait is over with no less than three releases that could be vying for Oscars on February 27th of next year. Client 9, 127 Hours, and Fair*Game could all be in contention that night, while the latter two could be competing against each other. On the other hand, the competition could hurt at the box office. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/05 57 $16,962   3 $5,654   $16,962 3
2010/11/12 48 $29,931 +76% 15 $1,995   $54,932 10
2010/11/19 46 $26,161 -13% 17 $1,539   $97,039 17
2010/11/26 56 $15,265 -42% 12 $1,272   $126,181 24
2010/12/03 68 $8,849 -42% 8 $1,106   $141,644 31
2010/12/10 65 $8,404 -5% 14 $600   $154,198 38
2010/12/17 64 $5,094 -39% 9 $566   $162,878 45
2010/12/24 81 $1,132 -78% 4 $283   $167,237 52
2010/12/31 83 $1,680 +48% 4 $420   $170,829 59
2011/01/07 76 $3,188 +90% 6 $531   $175,468 66
2011/01/14 84 $2,405 -25% 5 $481   $179,911 73
2011/01/21 62 $6,235 +159% 10 $624   $187,540 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/17 72 $601   5 $120   $180,512 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/11/05 58 $25,001   3 $8,334   $25,001 7
2010/11/12 46 $45,877 +84% 15 $3,058   $70,878 14
2010/11/19 51 $40,038 -13% 17 $2,355   $110,916 21
2010/11/26 56 $21,879 -45% 12 $1,823   $132,795 28
2010/12/03 68 $12,999 -41% 8 $1,625   $145,794 35
2010/12/10 64 $11,990 -8% 14 $856   $157,784 42
2010/12/17 66 $8,321 -31% 9 $925   $166,105 49
2010/12/24 77 $3,044 -63% 4 $761   $169,149 56
2010/12/31 82 $3,131 +3% 4 $783   $172,280 63
2011/01/07 73 $5,226 +67% 6 $871   $177,506 70
2011/01/14 84 $3,799 -27% 5 $760   $181,305 77
2011/01/21 69 $8,111 +114% 10 $811   $189,416 84

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