Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie poster
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
87% - Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: June 7th, 2013 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for language and some nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2251, 12/5/2012)
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

Per Theater Chart: Much Success for Nothing

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...

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    Seth Kramer
Director    Daniel A. Miller
Director    Jeremy Newberger
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

Daily Box Office Performance

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 61 $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

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