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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $119,114,517Details
International Box Office $102,034,442
Worldwide Box Office $221,148,959
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
69% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 23rd, 2004 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: October 5th, 2004 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images and language
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: 9/11
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Dog Eat Dog, Wild Bunch, Jim Czarnecki
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,141 $65,046 Oct 1, 2004 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 598 $247,120 Sep 24, 2004 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,128 $124,809 Sep 17, 2004 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 943 $210,010 Sep 10, 2004 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 895 $277,211 Sep 3, 2004 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 987 $327,464 Aug 27, 2004 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 838 $596,499 Aug 20, 2004 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 814 $1,011,855 Aug 13, 2004 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 667 $1,911,605 Aug 6, 2004 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 599 $3,109,038 Jul 30, 2004 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 549 $4,759,921 Jul 23, 2004 33
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 432 $101,663,000 Jul 23, 2004 32
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 517 $7,175,674 Jul 16, 2004 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 472 $11,030,898 Jul 9, 2004 19
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 306 $5,745,082 Jul 5, 2004 13
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 502 $16,282,043 Jul 2, 2004 12
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 266 $16,282,043 Jul 2, 2004 12
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 810 $6,278,000 Jul 3, 2004 11
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 598 $50,631,000 Jul 2, 2004 11
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 803 $7,210,000 Jun 27, 2004 5
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 156 $23,920,637 Jun 25, 2004 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 652 $23,920,637 Jun 25, 2004 5
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,011 $23,920,637 Jun 25, 2004 5
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,239 $8,150,000 Jun 26, 2004 4
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 844 $8,565,000 Jun 25, 2004 3
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 422 $8,565,000 Jun 25, 2004 3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Moore
Producer    Jim Czarnecki
Composer    Jeff Gibbs
Producer    Kathleen Glynn
Producer    Michael Moore
Co-Producer    Jeff Gibbs
Co-Producer    Kurt Engfehr
Supervising Producer    Tia Lessin
Editor    Kurt Engfehr
Editor    Christopher Seward
Editor    T. Woody Richman
Composer    Mike Desjarlais
Sound Mixer    Francisco Latorre
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein

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January 31st, 2005

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October 20th, 2004

Thanks to mostly unopposed openings several more markets, Shark Tale was able to repeat as the international box office champ this week. Not only that, but its $29.6 million more than doubled its international tally prior to the start of the weekend as the film now sits at $56.2 million. The best opening of the weekend, and most likely of its international run, was in the U.K. where the film managed to take in $9.1 million, ($13.6 million if you include last week's previews.) In France the result was strong with $4.2 million but in the face of local competition, it could only manage $3.4 million in Germany. More...

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October 4th, 2004

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Spider Swings into Italy but Can't Top Village

September 21st, 2004

The Village once again top took spot on the international scene, but by a very narrow margin. Still being plagued by sharp drop-offs, the film earned $11.2 million on 3,500 screens in 34 markets. So far the film has taken it $117 million internationally, higher than its $113 million it earned domestically. Although, it is much lower than M. Night Shyamalan's previous movie Signs. More...

Village's Population Grows

September 14th, 2004

The Village again was the weekend champ in the international box office with $15.3 million on nearly 3,500 screens in 31 markets. Highlights for the weekend include and impressive debut in Germany at $5.5 million and a less spectacular $3.1 million in Japan. The film also suffered a 55% drop-off in its second weekend in Australia while it held up much better in Brazil. So far the film has earned $63.2 million internationally and is well on its way to matching its $112 million domestic total. More...

Stuck in Neutral

September 8th, 2004

The weekend on the international scene was very much the same as last weekend, just a little bit slower. The Village was again the champ, thanks to seven openings in mostly mid-ranged markets. A $2.2 million debut in Australia was the top money earner as the film took in $9 million in 23 markets. It's international total is now $45 million and should be headed to $100 million before it is done. More...

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August 24th, 2004

A trio of new openings pushed King Arthur into first place this week with $13 million in 33 markets. The film now sits at $88 million internationally, and should break $100 million by next weekend. Worldwide it looks headed for $200 million. More...

Robot Tops Very Light Competition

August 10th, 2004

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I, Number One

August 3rd, 2004

I, Robot first major expansion into the international markets proved very profitable for 20th Century Fox. Big openings Europe, $5 million in France and $4.7 million in Spain; Asia, $2.5 million in South Korea, $1.8 million in Taiwan; and in $1.9 million in Mexico help it earn $20.5 million over the weekend. Still early in its run, the Sci-Fi action film has earned $29.6 million in just 17 markets so far. More...

Spider-Man Stuck on Top

July 27th, 2004

Despite a severe, nearly 50% drop at the box office, Spider-man 2 remained on top with $31.6 million, including a record $1.6 million in India, the biggest opening for a Hollywood film in that market. However, the news isn't all good as big drop-offs continue to plague the Marvel web-slinger, 56% in France, 50% in the U.K. and 59% in Spain. But it is still earning immense figures thanks to record-breaking openings and should cross $600 million worldwide early in the mid-week and $300 million internationally during next weekend. More...

Bourne Becomes Supreme

July 26th, 2004

The weekend results were much better than expected, at least overall. Both new films took in more than expected, while all but one the holdovers beat our prediction. Even so, the week-to-week change was again very flat with a miniscule 0.37% drop from last weekend, but was 3.57% smaller than the same weekend last year. More...

Supreme Odds

July 23rd, 2004

Just two wide releases this week, but unfortunately they share a lot of the same target audience. This could result in ticket splitting making both films suffer at the box office. But it is more likely that one film will simply crush the other. With the sheer contrast between their critical reception, one of them certainly deserves to crush the other. More...

Spider-Man Two ... Hundred Million

July 20th, 2004

Another 11 openings, mostly in European markets, helped Spider-man 2 swing to new heights this week on the international charts. This week it earned $62.3 million on roughly 9,400 screens in 61 markets, which pushed it international total to $200.1 million and in just 19 days. Highlights include $15.7 million in the U.K., $11.6 million in France and $7.7 million in Spain. The news was less impressive in Northern Europe where a heat wave hurt the industry as a whole; specifically, this lead to smaller than expected openings in Belgium and Holland and a steep drop in Germany. Worldwide the film has topped $500 million, just the fifth film to do so this year, and the 35th all-time. With Italy the only remaining major opening left, and it doesn't open there till mid-September, the weekly numbers have most likely peaked. However, it should still quickly climb the charts. More...

Bullseye

July 19th, 2004

The number one movie this week was right on target with moviegoers, beating almost all predictions, but it may have come at the expense of others films. This kept the box office relatively flat both from last week (up 3.13%) and last year (up 1.95%). Year-to-date still has 2004 up by 6% over 2003, $5.16 billion to $4.86 billion. More...

Eyeing Top Place

July 16th, 2004

Just two wide releases this week, but together they make almost the perfect duo, the potential blockbuster and the counter-programming smaller film. Hopefully, this will result in both films maximizing their box office. However, with neither film likely to win many awards their maximized profits are unlikely to be particularly impressive. More...

Friendly, International Spider-Man

July 13th, 2004

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July 12th, 2004

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July 9th, 2004

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July 8th, 2004

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July 7th, 2004

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July 2nd, 2004

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June 30th, 2004

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June 28th, 2004

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June 21st, 2004

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May 28th, 2004

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/25 1 $23,920,637   868 $27,558   $24,078,959 5
2004/07/02 2 $16,282,043 -32% 1,725 $9,439   $55,373,406 12
2004/07/09 4 $11,030,898 -32% 2,011 $5,485   $80,121,002 19
2004/07/16 5 $7,175,674 -35% 2,004 $3,581   $93,984,261 26
2004/07/23 7 $4,759,921 -34% 1,855 $2,566   $103,115,645 33
2004/07/30 10 $3,109,038 -35% 1,217 $2,555   $109,442,647 40
2004/08/06 11 $1,911,605 -39% 1,009 $1,895   $113,299,624 47
2004/08/13 15 $1,011,855 -47% 716 $1,413   $115,487,706 54
2004/08/20 18 $596,499 -41% 446 $1,337   $116,761,122 61
2004/08/27 26 $327,464 -45% 312 $1,050   $117,453,674 68
2004/09/03 28 $277,211 -15% 245 $1,131   $117,921,024 75
2004/09/10 29 $210,010 -24% 220 $955   $118,334,272 82
2004/09/17 39 $124,809 -41% 162 $770   $118,561,908 89
2004/09/24 26 $247,120 +98% 603 $410   $118,877,529 96
2004/10/01 43 $65,046 -74% 128 $508   $119,078,393 103

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/23 - $83,922   2 $41,961   $83,922 1
2004/06/24 - $74,000 -12% 2 $37,000   $158,000 2
2004/06/25 1 $8,565,000 +11,474% 868 $9,868   $8,723,000 3
2004/06/26 1 $8,150,000 -5% 868 $9,389   $16,873,000 4
2004/06/27 1 $7,210,000 -12% 868 $8,306   $24,078,959 5
2004/06/28 1 $4,416,000 -39% 868 $5,088   $28,495,000 6
2004/06/29 1 $3,712,000 -16% 868 $4,276   $32,207,000 7
2004/06/30 2 $3,396,000 -9% 1,184 $2,868   $35,603,000 8
2004/07/01 2 $3,519,000 +4% 1,184 $2,972   $39,091,000 9
2004/07/02 2 $5,262,000 +50% 1,725 $3,050   $44,353,000 10
2004/07/03 2 $6,278,000 +19% 1,725 $3,639   $50,631,000 11
2004/07/04 2 $4,742,000 -24% 1,725 $2,749   $55,373,406 12
2004/07/05 2 $5,745,082 +21% 1,725 $3,330   $61,118,488 13
2004/07/06 2 $2,809,000 -51% 1,725 $1,628   $63,927,488 14
2004/07/07 3 $2,541,000 -10% 1,725 $1,473   $66,468,488 15
2004/07/08 3 $2,291,000 -10% 1,725 $1,328   $69,090,000 16
2004/07/09 4 $3,322,000 +45% 2,011 $1,652   $72,412,000 17
2004/07/10 4 $4,257,000 +28% 2,011 $2,117   $76,669,000 18
2004/07/11 4 $3,452,000 -19% 2,011 $1,717   $80,121,002 19
2004/07/12 4 $1,728,000 -50% 2,011 $859   $81,849,000 20
2004/07/13 4 $1,751,000 +1% 2,011 $871   $83,599,000 21
2004/07/14 4 $1,617,000 -8% 2,011 $804   $85,216,000 22
2004/07/15 4 $1,547,000 -4% 2,011 $769   $86,809,000 23
2004/07/16 6 $2,100,000 +36% 2,004 $1,048   $88,900,000 24
2004/07/17 5 $2,778,000 +32% 2,004 $1,386   $91,626,000 25
2004/07/18 5 $2,360,000 -15% 2,004 $1,178   $93,984,261 26
2004/07/19 5 $1,095,000 -54% 2,004 $546   $95,079,000 27
2004/07/20 5 $1,168,000 +7% 2,004 $583   $96,247,000 28
2004/07/21 5 $1,020,000 -13% 2,004 $509   $97,267,000 29
2004/07/22 5 $1,051,000 +3% 2,004 $524   $98,356,000 30
2004/07/23 8 $1,300,000 +24% 2,004 $649   $99,700,000 31
2004/07/24 7 $1,916,000 +47% 1,855 $1,033   $101,663,000 32
2004/07/25 7 $1,454,000 -24% 1,855 $784   $103,115,645 33
2004/07/26 8 $726,000 -50% 1,855 $391   $103,841,000 34
2004/07/27 7 $917,000 +26% 1,855 $494   $104,758,000 35
2004/07/28 8 $827,000 -10% 1,855 $446   $105,586,000 36
2004/07/29 8 $703,000 -15% 1,855 $379   $106,334,000 37
2004/07/30 12 $800,000 +14% 1,217 $657   $107,100,000 38
2004/07/31 9 $1,233,000 +54% 1,217 $1,013   $108,415,000 39
2004/08/01 9 $1,028,000 -17% 1,217 $845   $109,442,647 40
2004/08/02 9 $535,000 -48% 1,217 $440   $109,978,000 41
2004/08/07 11 $780,000   1,009 $773   $112,729,000 46
2004/08/08 11 $571,000 -27% 1,009 $566   $113,299,624 47

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/25 2 $38,933,041   868 $44,854   $39,091,363 9
2004/07/02 2 $29,998,741 -23% 1,725 $17,391   $69,090,104 16
2004/07/09 4 $17,718,483 -41% 2,011 $8,811   $86,808,587 23
2004/07/16 5 $11,547,137 -35% 2,004 $5,762   $98,355,724 30
2004/07/23 7 $7,977,885 -31% 1,855 $4,301   $106,333,609 37
2004/07/30 10 $5,054,410 -37% 1,217 $4,153   $111,388,019 44
2004/08/06 13 $3,087,832 -39% 1,009 $3,060   $114,475,851 51
2004/08/13 15 $1,688,772 -45% 716 $2,359   $116,164,623 58
2004/08/20 18 $961,587 -43% 446 $2,156   $117,126,210 65
2004/08/27 25 $517,603 -46% 312 $1,659   $117,643,813 72
2004/09/03 28 $480,449 -7% 245 $1,961   $118,124,262 79
2004/09/10 29 $312,837 -35% 220 $1,422   $118,437,099 86
2004/09/17 37 $193,310 -38% 162 $1,193   $118,630,409 93
2004/09/24 23 $382,938 +98% 603 $635   $119,013,347 100
2004/10/01 38 $101,170 -74% 128 $790   $119,114,517 107

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