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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,071,700Details
International Box Office $836,079
Worldwide Box Office $4,907,779
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
97% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 22nd, 2005 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: January 17th, 2006 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Keywords: Whistleblowers, Corporate Malfeasance
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 936 $1,451 Sep 16, 2005 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,130 $1,246 Sep 9, 2005 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,173 $2,300 Sep 2, 2005 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 926 $14,108 Aug 26, 2005 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,348 $6,144 Aug 19, 2005 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,437 $10,410 Aug 12, 2005 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,572 $14,466 Aug 5, 2005 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,587 $24,882 Jul 29, 2005 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,849 $24,442 Jul 22, 2005 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,749 $48,120 Jul 15, 2005 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,782 $67,884 Jul 8, 2005 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,974 $76,173 Jul 1, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,053 $98,842 Jun 24, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,191 $117,995 Jun 17, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,157 $178,680 Jun 10, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,550 $191,946 Jun 3, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,634 $326,411 May 27, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,259 $331,007 May 20, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,809 $372,405 May 13, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,295 $404,998 May 6, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,714 $411,960 Apr 29, 2005 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,394 $76,639 Apr 22, 2005 3

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March 4th, 2006

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Cowboys Win is Written in Stone

February 7th, 2006

The Writers Guild of America announced its winners over the weekend with Crash taken home the Best Original Screenplay while Brokeback Mountain added yet another win with Best Adapted Screenplay. Finally, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room won for best Documentary. More...

Mountain of Oscar Nominations

January 31st, 2006

Brokeback Mountain again led the list of nominees as with 8 Oscar nods. There were three films with six nominations a piece, Crash, Good Night and Good Luck, and Memoirs of a Geisha, (although for that last one, they were all the less prestigious technical awards. More...

DVD Releases for January 17, 2006

January 16th, 2006

It is a deceptively slow week for DVD releases. There are five wide releases coming out tomorrow, if you are willing to stretch the definition of wide a little bit, but of those five films only one earned a Tomatometer reading of above 50%, while the other four combined couldn't score that high. So it comes as no surprise that the DVD Pick of the Week came from the TV on DVD category as Titus - The Complete Third Season was clearly the best of the bunch, although Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room - Buy from Amazon and Junebug - Buy from Amazon are also worth checking out. More...

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January 6th, 2006

The Writers Guild of America announced its nominations this week, and while there are plenty of awards, only three are for theatrical releases. More...

Whale of a Start to Award Season

November 30th, 2005

The Independent Spirit Awards announced the nominations today and The Squid and the Whale led the way with six nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and nods in three of the four acting categories. More...

Zorro Steals the Show

November 6th, 2005

With The Legend of Zorro earning a nearly worldwide release this past weekend, and the imminent release of another juggernaut, there was little room for other releases this weekend on the international scene. More...

Surprise Twist on the International Charts

October 30th, 2005

Oliver Twist opened in two major markets over the weekend, placing second in both France with $2.4 million on 547 screens and Italy with $1.3 million on 301 screens. Other markets include $360,000 in the U.K. for a $3.6 million total there and $140,000 in Poland for $1.1 million. Add it up and you have $4.2 million for the weekend and $9.6 million in total. More...

Brothers are not so Grimm

October 23rd, 2005

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Flowers won't go Broke

August 9th, 2005

There was a very tight race atop the Per Theatre Charts this weekend with Broken Flowers finishing just ahead of 2046. The former film earned $780,000 in 27 theatres for a $28,904 per theatre average while the latter made $113,000 in four theatres for a average of $28,269. Last week's winner, The Aristocrats took a tumble losing 56% of its per theatre average falling to third place with $26,609. Rounding out the $10,000 club was Junebug, which just snagged a spot with a $10,677 per theatre average. More...

Smiths have Howling Success

June 14th, 2005

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May 24th, 2005

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May 10th, 2005

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April 26th, 2005

Only a single film made it into the $10,000 club this weekend as Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room opened with a huge $76,639 in just 3 theaters for an average of $25,546. Last year was a big year for documentaries at the box office, but this year it's been slow so far; hopefully this film's run can help turn it around. More...

Movie Review: Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room

April 24th, 2005


Smart Choice in Limited Releases

April 22nd, 2005

This week we have not one but two films opening in, 'Select Cities.' Long time readers know how much I dislike this release strategy as it usually results in a very poor box office performance. Fortunately there is also an anticipated documentary to pick up the slack. More...

Movie Website Launches for April 15 - April 21

April 21st, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Kicking and Screaming - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Launches for April 8 - April 14

April 14th, 2005

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Movie Website Launches for March 25 - March 31

March 31st, 2005

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/04/22 39 $76,639   3 $25,546   $76,639 3
2005/04/29 19 $411,960 +438% 49 $8,407   $523,774 10
2005/05/06 19 $404,998 -2% 98 $4,133   $1,079,756 17
2005/05/13 17 $372,405 -8% 119 $3,129   $1,608,707 24
2005/05/20 16 $331,007 -11% 151 $2,192   $2,072,419 31
2005/05/27 19 $326,411 -1% 146 $2,236   $2,554,817 38
2005/06/03 21 $191,946 -41% 118 $1,627   $2,941,530 45
2005/06/10 24 $178,680 -7% 130 $1,374   $3,203,162 52
2005/06/17 26 $117,995 -34% 91 $1,297   $3,407,928 59
2005/06/24 30 $98,842 -16% 81 $1,220   $3,562,686 66
2005/07/01 39 $76,173 -23% 64 $1,190   $3,689,241 73
2005/07/08 41 $67,884 -11% 58 $1,170   $3,804,724 80
2005/07/15 43 $48,120 -29% 41 $1,174   $3,886,956 87
2005/07/22 61 $24,442 -49% 36 $679   $3,937,218 94
2005/07/29 57 $24,882 +2% 40 $622   $3,973,750 101
2005/08/05 67 $14,466 -42% 27 $536   $4,001,422 108
2005/08/12 74 $10,410 -28% 16 $651   $4,021,676 115
2005/08/19 81 $6,144 -41% 12 $512   $4,034,298 122
2005/08/26 75 $14,108 +130% 10 $1,411   $4,051,618 129
2005/09/02 103 $2,300 -84% 4 $575   $4,058,400 136
2005/09/09 116 $1,246 -46% 4 $312   $4,061,936 143
2005/09/16 119 $1,451 +16% 5 $290   $4,064,421 150

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/05/30 16 $95,593   146 $655   $2,650,410 39
2005/07/04 30 $18,515   64 $289   $3,707,756 74
2005/09/05 93 $600   4 $150   $4,058,998 137

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/04/22 40 $111,814   3 $37,271   $111,814 7
2005/04/29 19 $562,944 +403% 49 $11,489   $674,758 14
2005/05/06 18 $561,544 n/c 98 $5,730   $1,236,302 21
2005/05/13 18 $505,110 -10% 119 $4,245   $1,741,412 28
2005/05/20 15 $486,994 -4% 151 $3,225   $2,228,406 35
2005/05/27 16 $521,178 +7% 146 $3,570   $2,749,584 42
2005/06/03 23 $274,898 -47% 118 $2,330   $3,024,482 49
2005/06/10 26 $265,451 -3% 130 $2,042   $3,289,933 56
2005/06/17 27 $173,911 -34% 91 $1,911   $3,463,844 63
2005/06/24 34 $149,224 -14% 81 $1,842   $3,613,068 70
2005/07/01 39 $123,772 -17% 64 $1,934   $3,736,840 77
2005/07/08 41 $101,996 -18% 58 $1,759   $3,838,836 84
2005/07/15 42 $73,940 -28% 41 $1,803   $3,912,776 91
2005/07/22 61 $36,092 -51% 36 $1,003   $3,948,868 98
2005/07/29 55 $38,088 +6% 40 $952   $3,986,956 105
2005/08/05 66 $24,310 -36% 27 $900   $4,011,266 112
2005/08/12 73 $16,888 -31% 16 $1,056   $4,028,154 119
2005/08/19 81 $9,356 -45% 12 $780   $4,037,510 126
2005/08/26 74 $18,590 +99% 10 $1,859   $4,056,100 133
2005/09/02 92 $4,590 -75% 4 $1,148   $4,060,690 140
2005/09/09 110 $2,280 -50% 4 $570   $4,062,970 147

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