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Crazy Wisdom (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $86,583Details
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Chogyam Trungpa, the brilliant “bad boy of Buddhism,” fled the invasion of Tibet, studied at Oxford, and shattered Westerners’ notions of how an enlightened teacher should behave. Was it crazy wisdom when he renounced his monastic vows, eloped with a sixteen-year old aristocrat, openly drank alcohol, and had intimate relations with women students? Was it crazy wisdom when he founded a military order to dismantle aggression? Or was it when, to counter the materialism he saw infecting the world, he worked tirelessly to build an “enlightened society,” based on compassion and courage? The film presents a direct experience of Trungpa, and stories from his wife and students, including best-selling author Pema Chodron and poet Allen Ginsberg, as well as colleagues and critics like American guru Ram Dass and eminent scholar Robert Thurman.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
53% - Rotten
Audience
68% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2011 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 363 $86,583
Top 2011 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 204 $86,583
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 24,434 $1,595
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 60,498 $220
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 21,526 $1,823
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 49,192 $579
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 14,789 $2,569
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 37,108 $967
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 2,160 $10,304
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 57,730 $323
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 32,031 $1,175
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 62,573 $102
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 25,093 $1,555
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 7,399 $4,504
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 12,639 $2,946
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 47,217 $636
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 32,594 $1,149
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 58,531 $294
All Time Worldwide Box Office 13,628 $86,583
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,048 $91,870
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 10,382 $91,870
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,922 $86,583
All Time Domestic Box Office for Based on Real Life Events Movies 1,097 $86,583
All Time Domestic Box Office by First-Time Directors 2,256 $86,583
All Time Domestic Box Office 10,906 $86,583

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 25th, 2011 (Limited) by Alive Mind
Video Release: April 30th, 2013 by Alive Mind
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Religious, New Age
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Crazy Wisdom Films, Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 184 $579 Aug 3, 2012 255
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 97 $579 Aug 3, 2012 255
Highest Theater Average 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 78 $579 Aug 3, 2012 255
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 145 $2,350 Jul 27, 2012 248
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 60 $2,350 Jul 27, 2012 248
Highest Theater Average 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 37 $1,175 Jul 27, 2012 248
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 147 $3,645 Jul 20, 2012 241
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 59 $3,645 Jul 20, 2012 241
Highest Theater Average 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 28 $1,823 Jul 20, 2012 241
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 171 $2,946 Jul 13, 2012 234
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 76 $2,946 Jul 13, 2012 234
Highest Theater Average 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 15 $2,946 Jul 13, 2012 234
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 357 $1,149 Jun 8, 2012 199
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 205 $1,149 Jun 8, 2012 199
Highest Theater Average 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 95 $1,149 Jun 8, 2012 199
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,466 $2,569 Mar 2, 2012 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,071 $2,569 Mar 2, 2012 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 94 $2,569 Mar 2, 2012 101
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,179 $102 Feb 10, 2012 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,076 $102 Feb 10, 2012 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,061 $102 Feb 10, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,606 $220 Feb 3, 2012 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,241 $220 Feb 3, 2012 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,170 $220 Feb 3, 2012 73
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,462 $294 Jan 20, 2012 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,584 $294 Jan 20, 2012 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,433 $294 Jan 20, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,435 $1,934 Jan 13, 2012 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,320 $1,934 Jan 13, 2012 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,533 $967 Jan 13, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,402 $636 Jan 6, 2012 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,930 $636 Jan 6, 2012 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,372 $636 Jan 6, 2012 45
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,611 $323 Dec 23, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,568 $323 Dec 23, 2011 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,402 $323 Dec 23, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,000 $6,381 Dec 16, 2011 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,795 $6,381 Dec 16, 2011 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,994 $1,595 Dec 16, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,268 $3,109 Dec 9, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,733 $3,109 Dec 9, 2011 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,688 $1,555 Dec 9, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,293 $9,007 Dec 2, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,576 $9,007 Dec 2, 2011 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,558 $4,504 Dec 2, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,269 $10,304 Nov 25, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,341 $10,304 Nov 25, 2011 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,346 $10,304 Nov 25, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 128 $10,304 Nov 25, 2011 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 4,798 $86,583 Nov 25, 2011 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 8,287 $86,583 Nov 25, 2011 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 3,205 3 Nov 25, 2011 0

Cast

Pema Chodron    Himself
Ram Dass    Himself
Allen Ginsberg    Himself
Robert Truman    Himself
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche    Himself
Anne Waldman    Herself
Jeffrey Paine    Himself
Diana Muckpo    Herself
Traleg Rinpoche    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Johanna Demetrakas
Director   
Producer    Lisa Leeman
Editor    Johanna Demetrakas
Editor    Kate Amend
Cinematographer    Pablo Bryant
Composer    Sean Callery
Sound Designer    Midge Costin

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/25 63 $10,304   1 $10,304   $10,304 3
2011/12/02 63 $9,007 -13% 2 $4,504   $26,001 10
2011/12/09 77 $3,109 -65% 2 $1,555   $33,010 17
2011/12/16 64 $6,381 +105% 4 $1,595   $43,106 24
2011/12/23 75 $323 -95% 1 $323   $43,742 31
2012/01/06 88 $636   1 $636   $43,742 45
2012/01/13 80 $1,934 +204% 2 $967   $47,108 52
2012/01/20 96 $294 -85% 1 $294   $47,594 59
2012/02/03 90 $220   1 $220   $52,150 73
2012/02/10 103 $102 -54% 1 $102   $53,944 80
2012/03/02 90 $2,569   1 $2,569   $58,034 101
2012/06/08 99 $1,149   1 $1,149   $68,348 199
2012/07/13 71 $2,946   1 $2,946   $71,294 234
2012/07/20 69 $3,645 +24% 2 $1,823   $78,310 241
2012/07/27 76 $2,350 -36% 2 $1,175   $83,102 248
2012/08/03 91 $579 -75% 1 $579   $80,752 255

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/25 61 $16,994   1 $16,994   $16,994 7
2011/12/02 61 $12,907 -24% 3 $4,302   $29,901 14
2011/12/09 71 $6,824 -47% 3 $2,275   $36,725 21
2011/12/16 67 $6,694 -2% 1 $6,694   $43,419 28
2011/12/23 86 $323 -95% 1 $323   $43,742 35
2012/01/06 85 $2,068   2 $1,034   $45,174 49
2012/01/13 84 $2,126 +3% 2 $1,063   $47,300 56
2012/01/20 74 $4,276 +101% 2 $2,138   $51,576 63
2012/02/03 79 $1,912   2 $956   $53,842 77
2012/02/10 86 $1,527 -20% 1 $1,527   $55,369 84
2012/02/17 112 $96 -94% 1 $96   $55,465 91
2012/03/02 88 $3,440   1 $3,440   $58,905 105
2012/03/09 110 $552 -84% 1 $552   $59,457 112
2012/03/30 85 $2,095   2 $1,048   $61,552 127
2012/06/08 110 $1,149   1 $1,149   $68,348 203
2012/07/13 69 $6,317   2 $3,159   $74,665 238
2012/07/20 68 $6,087 -4% 2 $3,044   $80,752 245
2012/07/27 72 $4,871 -20% 3 $1,624   $85,623 252
2012/08/03 95 $960 -80% 1 $960   $86,583 259

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