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Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $21,652Details
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Synopsis

Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late '80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title “Father of Trash Television.” Was his show a platform for the working man or an incubator for Snooki and The Situation? Ironbound Films’ ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator. Lower the safety bar for a rollercoaster ride through Downey’s euphoric ascent to fame and nauseating plummet to infamy.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Fresh
Audience
84% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 7th, 2013 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for language and some nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2251, 12/5/2012)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Political, TV Industry, Cancer, Animated Sequences, Biography, Archive Footage
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Ironbound Films, Magnolia Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,690 $170 Sep 20, 2013 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,416 $170 Sep 20, 2013 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,441 $57 Sep 20, 2013 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 3,023 $175 Sep 13, 2013 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,580 $175 Sep 13, 2013 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,597 $88 Sep 13, 2013 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 3,206 $674 Sep 6, 2013 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,570 $674 Sep 6, 2013 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,743 $135 Sep 6, 2013 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,765 $170 Aug 30, 2013 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,904 $170 Aug 30, 2013 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,872 $170 Aug 30, 2013 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 4,005 $625 Aug 23, 2013 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,924 $625 Aug 23, 2013 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 2,049 $125 Aug 23, 2013 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,655 $87 Aug 16, 2013 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,281 $87 Aug 16, 2013 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,284 $44 Aug 16, 2013 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 5,083 $50 Aug 9, 2013 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,455 $50 Aug 9, 2013 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,452 $50 Aug 9, 2013 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 5,472 $280 Aug 2, 2013 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,590 $280 Aug 2, 2013 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,447 $280 Aug 2, 2013 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,883 $434 Jul 26, 2013 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,726 $434 Jul 26, 2013 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,412 $434 Jul 26, 2013 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,543 $274 Jul 19, 2013 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,058 $274 Jul 19, 2013 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,942 $274 Jul 19, 2013 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 7,113 $190 Jul 12, 2013 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,331 $190 Jul 12, 2013 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,359 $95 Jul 12, 2013 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,542 $490 Jul 5, 2013 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,501 $490 Jul 5, 2013 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,135 $490 Jul 5, 2013 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,978 $1,144 Jun 28, 2013 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,682 $1,144 Jun 28, 2013 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,766 $381 Jun 28, 2013 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,379 $2,655 Jun 21, 2013 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,832 $2,655 Jun 21, 2013 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,919 $664 Jun 21, 2013 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,194 $725 Jun 14, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,310 $725 Jun 14, 2013 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,382 $242 Jun 14, 2013 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,807 $3,936 Jun 7, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,837 $3,936 Jun 7, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,581 $787 Jun 7, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 42,317 $787 Jun 7, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 1,540 $787 Jun 7, 2013 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,517 $21,652 Jun 7, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,958 $21,652 Jun 7, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,162 0 Jun 7, 2013 0

Cast

Morton Downey, Jr.    Himself
Herman Cain    Himself
Pat Buchanan    Himself
Chris Elliott    Himself
Gloria Allred    Herself
Sally Jessy Raphael    Herself
Alan M. Dershowitz    Himself
Curtis Sliwa    Himself
Richard Bey    Himself
Al Sharpton    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Daniel A. Miller
Producer    Seth Kramer
Producer    Daniel A. Miller
Producer    Jeremy Newberger
Editor    Seth Kramer
Composer    Peter Rundquist
Director of Photography    Seth Kramer

Per Theater Chart: Much Success for Nothing

June 12th, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing lived up to the hype earning first place on the per theater chart with an average of $34,388 in five theaters. This is enough to suggest significant expansion, but I think it is too "art house" to expand even semi-wide. Dirty Wars opened in second place with an average of $15,876 in four theaters. This is an excellent start for a documentary. The overall box office leader, The Purge, earned third place with an average of $13,430. The final film in the $10,000 club was Before Midnight with an average of $10,123 in 52 theaters during its third weekend of release. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 71 $3,936   5 $787   $3,936 3
2013/06/14 91 $725 -82% 3 $242   $6,609 10
2013/06/21 72 $2,655 +266% 4 $664   $9,594 17
2013/06/28 82 $1,144 -57% 3 $381   $11,389 24
2013/07/05 52 $490 -57% 1 $490   $11,879 31
2013/07/12 65 $190 -61% 2 $95   $12,069 38
2013/07/19 99 $274 +44% 1 $274   $13,853 45
2013/07/26 89 $434 +58% 1 $434   $14,810 52
2013/08/02 86 $280 -35% 1 $280   $15,565 59
2013/08/09 98 $50 -82% 1 $50   $16,671 66
2013/08/16 108 $87 +74% 2 $44   $16,758 73
2013/08/23 99 $625 +618% 5 $125   $17,463 80
2013/08/30 99 $170 -73% 1 $170   $19,232 87
2013/09/06 113 $674 +296% 5 $135   $20,414 94
2013/09/13 108 $175 -74% 2 $88   $20,976 101
2013/09/20 117 $170 -3% 3 $57   $21,476 108

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/07 79 $5,884   5 $1,177   $5,884 7
2013/06/14 93 $1,055 -82% 3 $352   $6,939 14
2013/06/21 75 $3,306 +213% 4 $827   $10,245 21
2013/07/12 81 $266   2 $133   $12,145 42
2013/07/19 90 $797 +200% 1 $797   $14,376 49
2013/07/26 81 $909 +14% 1 $909   $15,285 56
2013/08/02 86 $1,336 +47% 1 $1,336   $16,621 63
2013/08/09 102 $50 -96% 1 $50   $16,671 70
2013/08/16 99 $167 +234% 2 $84   $16,838 77
2013/08/23 87 $2,224 +1,232% 5 $445   $19,062 84
2013/08/30 97 $678 -70% 1 $678   $19,740 91
2013/09/06 97 $1,061 +56% 5 $212   $20,801 98
2013/09/13 - $505 -52% 2 $253   $21,306 105
2013/09/20 108 $346 -31% 3 $115   $21,652 112

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