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Food, Inc. (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,417,674Details
International Box Office $314,270
Worldwide Box Office $4,731,944
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,588,936 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $310,959 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,899,895
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 12th, 2009 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: November 3rd, 2009 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic material and disturbing images
Comparisons: vs. Fed Up
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Keywords: Food, Agitprop
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Participant Media, River Road Entertainment

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 663 $1,892 Nov 20, 2009 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 825 $1,122 Nov 13, 2009 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,092 $451 Nov 6, 2009 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,298 $444 Oct 30, 2009 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 974 $5,609 Oct 23, 2009 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,127 $6,222 Oct 16, 2009 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,349 $6,116 Oct 9, 2009 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,421 $11,091 Oct 2, 2009 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,385 $24,335 Sep 25, 2009 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,640 $22,134 Sep 18, 2009 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,707 $33,292 Sep 11, 2009 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,874 $38,602 Sep 4, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,795 $66,774 Aug 28, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,886 $84,774 Aug 21, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,970 $107,698 Aug 14, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,893 $161,884 Aug 7, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,708 $289,888 Jul 31, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,142 $291,006 Jul 24, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,726 $297,882 Jul 17, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,516 $251,114 Jul 10, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,141 $251,684 Jul 3, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,532 $291,444 Jun 26, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,919 $288,194 Jun 19, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,669 $60,513 Jun 12, 2009 3

Cast

Eric Schlosser    Himself
Richard Lobb    Himself
Vince Edwards    Himself
Michael Pollan    Himself
Troy Roush    Himself
Larry Johnson    Himself
Allen Trenkle    Himself
Patricia Buck    Herself
Barbara Kowalyck    Herself
Diana DeGette    Herself
Phil English    Himself
Eldon Roth    Himself
Rosa Soto    Herself
Joel Salatin    Himself
Eduardo Peña    Himself
Gary Hirshberg    Himself
Moe Parr    Himself
David Runyon    Himself
Stephen R. Pennell    Himself
William P. Kealey    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Mark Adler

Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Feature-Length Documentary

March 3rd, 2010

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Feature-Length Documentary, which is only slightly more competitive than Best Animated Feature Film. (The next two categories are more competitive, I promise.) More...

Awards Season: Avatar Not Hurting for Oscar Nominations

February 2nd, 2010

Oscar nominations were announced at 5:38 this morning, continuing a tradition that have never been adequately explained to me. (Why so early in the morning? Does earning an Oscar nomination become sweeter if people have to wake you up to congratulate you?) Leading the way in nominations were Avatar and The Hurt Locker, both of which pick up nine nods each, many of them in the same categories. More...

Awards Season: DGA Nominees Solidify Claims of the Leading Contenders

January 25th, 2010

The Directors Guild of America release their nominations over three days stretched out over a week. Only two of the nominations are for theatrical releases, but at least the documentary category had some interesting nominees. On the other hand, Feature Film merely enforces the trends we've seen throughout Awards Season. More...

Awards Season - Precious and Station Lead Independent Spirit Awards

December 2nd, 2009

As always, the Independent Spirit Awards represent the unofficial start of Awards Season with the announcement of their nominations. This year The Last Station and Precious topped the list of nominees with five each. For the former, it should help build buzz for its 2010 release. For the latter, it is the first step towards possible Awards Season glory and further enhances its already lofty box office potential. More...

DVD Releases for November 3rd, 2009 - Part II

November 2nd, 2009

Another week with a large selection of great releases, including several contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. (There are also more than a few releases that could have been contenders, but the screeners still have not yet arrived. I fear they will all arrive on the same day and the sheer number of them will cause my head to explode.) The best new release this week is Food, Inc. on either DVD or Blu-ray. Classic releases like North By Northwest on Blu-ray and It's a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray are must haves, as is the James Bond Blu-ray Box Set. Despite there being more than a dozen releases this week where I'm still waiting for the screener to arrive, the list as still too long to fit on one page. The second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for November 3rd, 2009 - Part I

November 2nd, 2009

Another week with a large selection of great releases, including several contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. (There are also more than a few releases that could have been contenders, but the screeners still have not yet arrived. I fear they will all arrive on the same day and the sheer number of them will cause my head to explode.) The best new release this week is Food, Inc. on either DVD or Blu-ray. Classic releases like North By Northwest on Blu-ray and It's a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray are must haves, as is the James Bond Blu-ray Box Set. Despite there being more than a dozen releases this week where I'm still waiting for the screener to arrive, the list as still too long to fit on one page. The second part can be found here. More...

Big Issues on the Per Theater Chart

September 1st, 2009

This proved to be a bumper weekend for movies in limited release. The September Issue was the number one film on the per theater chart, and it won by a huge margin with an average of $36,736 to an average of $12,133 for Big Fan. The Headless Woman was right behind with $11,862 in one theater. Der Baader Meinhof Komplex grew over the weekend to earn $10,564. Brighton Rock returned to the $10,000 club with $10,392 in one theater. And Still Walking was the final film in the $10,000 club, earning an average of $10,149 in two theaters. More...

Adam Arrives First on Per Theater Chart

August 4th, 2009

Summer might be ending, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot of activity on the per theater chart. Placing first was Adam with an average of $17,094 in four theaters. This suggests at least some potential to expand. The same can be said of The Cove and its average of $14,410; however, as a documentary, there is a lower upper limit to its box office potential. Thirst was right behind with an average of $13,972, which is better than Let the Right On In opened with. Finally, (500) Days of Summer remained in the $10,000 club for one more week with an average of $10,439 in 266 theaters. More...

Summer's Hot on the Per Theater Chart

July 21st, 2009

(500) Days of Summer led the way on the per theater chart with an outstanding average of $30,907, which was nearly twice as much as the second placed film. That honor went to the overall box office champion film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which earned an average of $17,997. Alien Trespass skyrocketed into third place with $14,405 in one theater thanks to special screenings at the Fantasia Montreal Film Festival. The final film to reach the $10,000 mark was A Woman in Berlin with $12,439, also in one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart Hurting for New Releases

July 7th, 2009

Only three films managed to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this week, and no new releases were able to top The Hurt Locker. That film led the way with an average or $14,578 in nine theaters, but it will need to strike fast if it wants to expand significantly. The Beaches of Agnes was the best of the new releases, opening with an average of $10,650 in two theaters. Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs opened with an average of $10,171, while the overall number one film, Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen, just missed the $10,000 market with an average of $9,995. More...

Food Soars Past the Moon on the Per Theater Chart

June 16th, 2009

There were half-a-dozen films that managed to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, led by Food, Inc. with an impressive average of $20,171 in three theaters. This suggests at least some potential for expansion. Moon opened in a few more theaters while its average was slightly below at $17,006, but this is also enough to suggest some potential for expansion. Tetro opened on Thursday and earned nearly $40,000 over 4 days, but over the three-day weekend it managed an average of $16,221. Away We Go expanded from 4 to 45 theaters, but still earned an average of $12,463, and this is very good news indeed. Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love opened with an average of $10,866 in three theaters while Le Combat Dans l'Ile opened with $10,217 in one. The overall box office champion, The Hangover, came awfully close to the $10,000 mark with an average of $9,775. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/12 36 $60,513   3 $20,171   $60,513 3
2009/06/19 17 $288,194 +376% 51 $5,651   $385,920 10
2009/06/26 21 $291,444 +1% 75 $3,886   $834,848 17
2009/07/03 24 $251,684 -14% 83 $3,032   $1,286,693 24
2009/07/10 24 $251,114 n/c 81 $3,100   $1,708,941 31
2009/07/17 23 $297,882 +19% 112 $2,660   $2,225,447 38
2009/07/24 23 $291,006 -2% 135 $2,156   $2,720,125 45
2009/07/31 25 $289,888 n/c 155 $1,870   $3,203,742 52
2009/08/07 32 $161,884 -44% 124 $1,306   $3,566,803 59
2009/08/14 36 $107,698 -33% 110 $979   $3,806,061 66
2009/08/21 37 $84,774 -21% 90 $942   $3,977,797 73
2009/08/28 42 $66,774 -21% 72 $927   $4,098,279 80
2009/09/04 53 $38,602 -42% 53 $728   $4,174,118 87
2009/09/11 53 $33,292 -14% 55 $605   $4,238,694 94
2009/09/18 59 $22,134 -34% 43 $515   $4,388,938 101
2009/09/25 67 $24,335 +10% 34 $716   $4,330,801 108
2009/10/02 75 $11,091 -54% 27 $411   $4,361,985 115
2009/10/09 88 $6,116 -45% 16 $382   $4,386,822 122
2009/10/16 88 $6,222 +2% 11 $566   $4,399,130 129
2009/10/23 87 $5,609 -10% 15 $374   $4,406,618 136
2009/10/30 125 $444 -92% 2 $222   $4,410,116 143
2009/11/06 121 $451 +2% 2 $226   $4,411,489 150
2009/11/13 118 $1,122 +149% 3 $374   $4,414,034 157
2009/11/20 103 $1,892 +69% 5 $378   $4,417,124 164

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/07 47 $12,444   53 $235   $4,186,562 88

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/12 35 $97,726   3 $32,575   $97,726 7
2009/06/19 20 $445,678 +356% 51 $8,739   $543,404 14
2009/06/26 24 $491,605 +10% 75 $6,555   $1,035,009 21
2009/07/03 25 $422,818 -14% 83 $5,094   $1,457,827 28
2009/07/10 24 $469,738 +11% 81 $5,799   $1,927,565 35
2009/07/17 23 $501,554 +7% 112 $4,478   $2,429,119 42
2009/07/24 22 $484,735 -3% 135 $3,591   $2,913,854 49
2009/07/31 23 $491,065 +1% 155 $3,168   $3,404,919 56
2009/08/07 29 $293,444 -40% 124 $2,366   $3,698,363 63
2009/08/14 34 $194,660 -34% 110 $1,770   $3,893,023 70
2009/08/21 36 $138,482 -29% 90 $1,539   $4,031,505 77
2009/08/28 42 $104,011 -25% 72 $1,445   $4,135,516 84
2009/09/04 49 $69,886 -33% 53 $1,319   $4,205,402 91
2009/09/11 37 $161,402 +131% 55 $2,935   $4,366,804 98
2009/09/18 57 $39,662 -75% 43 $922   $4,306,466 105
2009/09/25 65 $44,428 +12% 34 $1,307   $4,350,894 112
2009/10/02 64 $29,812 -33% 27 $1,104   $4,380,706 119
2009/10/09 84 $12,202 -59% 16 $763   $4,392,908 126
2009/10/16 95 $8,101 -34% 11 $736   $4,401,009 133
2009/10/23 91 $8,663 +7% 15 $578   $4,409,672 140
2009/10/30 118 $1,366 -84% 2 $683   $4,411,038 147
2009/11/06 115 $1,874 +37% 2 $937   $4,412,912 154
2009/11/13 112 $2,320 +24% 3 $773   $4,415,232 161
2009/11/20 114 $2,442 +5% 5 $488   $4,417,674 168

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/7/20101192,401 92,401$1,055,219$1,055,21914
2/14/20102052,983-43% 145,384$529,300$1,584,52015
3/21/20101965,974 251,892$659,080$2,733,31920
8/15/20102630,691 324,157$335,146$3,615,21741

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