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The Gatekeepers (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,408,553Details
International Box Office $183,755Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,592,308
Further financial details...

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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror—both Palestinian and Jewish—the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service is present at the crossroads of every decision made. For the first time ever, six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2013 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 167 $2,408,553
Top 2013 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 36 $2,408,553
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 29,071 $1,316
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 61,140 $191
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 1,223 $14,024
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 20,375 $1,924
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 49,935 $558
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 10,180 $3,522
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 60,756 $208
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 48,330 $606
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 3,944 $7,039
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 41,954 $799
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 1,812 $11,296
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 56,212 $371
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 21,616 $1,815
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 556 $20,517
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 14,292 $2,644
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 48,728 $594
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 5,716 $5,458
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 56,111 $375
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 45,445 $690
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Live Action Movies 7,148 $2,592,308
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Based on Real Life Events Movies 524 $2,592,308
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,491 $2,592,308
All Time International Box Office for Live Action Movies 5,789 $183,755
All Time International Box Office for Based on Real Life Events Movies 583 $183,755
All Time International Box Office 6,911 $183,755
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,049 $2,497,421
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 6,485 $2,497,421
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 926 $2,408,553
All Time Domestic Box Office for Live Action Movies 5,817 $2,408,553
All Time Domestic Box Office for Based on Real Life Events Movies 414 $2,408,553
All Time Domestic Box Office by First-Time Directors 1,210 $2,408,553
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,726 $2,408,553

Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,500,000
Domestic Releases: February 1st, 2013 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: April 12th, 2013 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: July 9th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent content including disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2245, 10/17/2012)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Terrorism, Political, Israeli Palestinian Conflict, Palestinian, Jewish
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Dror Moreh Productions, Les Films du Poisson, Le Premier Poisson, Cinephile Academy, Wild Heart Productions
Production Countries: Belgium,
France,
Germany,
Israel

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,473 $416 Jun 14, 2013 136
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 819 $416 Jun 14, 2013 136
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 841 $208 Jun 14, 2013 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,490 $1,498 Jun 7, 2013 129
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 726 $1,498 Jun 7, 2013 129
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 824 $375 Jun 7, 2013 129
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,750 $3,712 May 24, 2013 115
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 716 $3,712 May 24, 2013 115
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,066 $371 May 24, 2013 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,818 $7,250 May 17, 2013 108
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 637 $7,250 May 17, 2013 108
Highest Theater Average 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,373 $191 May 17, 2013 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,847 $13,103 May 10, 2013 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 561 $13,103 May 10, 2013 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 914 $690 May 10, 2013 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,180 $10,902 May 3, 2013 94
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 693 $10,902 May 3, 2013 94
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,138 $606 May 3, 2013 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,452 $12,272 Apr 26, 2013 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 774 $12,272 Apr 26, 2013 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,342 $558 Apr 26, 2013 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,324 $29,718 Apr 19, 2013 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 594 $29,718 Apr 19, 2013 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,433 $594 Apr 19, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,028 $71,873 Apr 12, 2013 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 437 $71,873 Apr 12, 2013 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,225 $799 Apr 12, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,567 $172,427 Apr 5, 2013 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 296 $172,427 Apr 5, 2013 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 757 $1,316 Apr 5, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,708 $201,990 Mar 29, 2013 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 323 $201,990 Mar 29, 2013 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 471 $1,924 Mar 29, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,222 $170,606 Mar 22, 2013 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 430 $170,606 Mar 22, 2013 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 658 $1,815 Mar 22, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,395 $227,401 Mar 15, 2013 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 421 $227,401 Mar 15, 2013 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 426 $2,644 Mar 15, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,985 $236,006 Mar 8, 2013 38
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 509 $236,006 Mar 8, 2013 38
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 307 $3,522 Mar 8, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,543 $251,059 Mar 1, 2013 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 574 $251,059 Mar 1, 2013 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 166 $5,458 Mar 1, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,655 $133,740 Feb 22, 2013 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 920 $133,740 Feb 22, 2013 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 155 $7,039 Feb 22, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,082 $45,185 Feb 15, 2013 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,779 $45,185 Feb 15, 2013 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 111 $11,296 Feb 15, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,652 $42,071 Feb 8, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,075 $42,071 Feb 8, 2013 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 244 $14,024 Feb 8, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,696 $61,552 Feb 1, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,917 $61,552 Feb 1, 2013 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 413 $20,517 Feb 1, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 32 $20,517 Feb 1, 2013 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 1,153 $2,408,553 Feb 1, 2013 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 4,618 $2,408,553 Feb 1, 2013 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 670 128 Feb 1, 2013 0

Cast

Ami Ayalon    Himself
Avraham Shalom    Himself
Yuval Diskin    Himself
Carmi Gillon    Himself
Yaakov Peri    Himself
Avi Dichter    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Dror Moreh
Producer    Dror Moreh
Producer    Estelle Fialon
Producer    Philippa Kowarsky
Editor    Oron Adar
Production Designer    Doron Koren
Co-Producer    Anna Van Der Wee
Associate Producer    Yael Fogiel
Associate Producer    Laetitia Gonzalez
Director of Photography    Avner Shahaf
Sound Mixer    Amos Zipori
Sound Designer    Alex Claude

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July 8th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Moviegoers are put in a Trace

April 9th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Somebody Up There Likes These Films

March 13th, 2013

There were a trio of films to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Somebody Up There Likes Me earned first place with $34,362 in its one theater. The overall number one film, Oz the Great and Powerful, earned second place with an average of $20,223 in nearly 4,000 theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was The We and the I, which managed $10,774 in one theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Identity Thief Regains Top Spot

February 24th, 2013

The box office crown for Oscar weekend will be claimed by Identity Thief, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning, even though the comedy will fall by a relatively large 41% from last weekend. So its win is in large part due to the low-key new releases: Snitch will be second with $13 million in a modest 2,511 theaters and Dark Skies is headed for 6th place with $8.85 million from 2,313 theaters. Neither new film has particularly low per theater averages ($5,177 and $3,826 respectively), so their so-so debuts are as much a factor of their smallish opening theater counts as lack of demand. More...

Per Theater Chart: No Means Business

February 21st, 2013

No led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $17,936 in four theaters. The Gatekeepers remained strong with an average of $11,296 in four theaters during its third weekend of release. This is very impressive longevity. More...

Per Theater Chart: Gate Keeps Out Thief

February 13th, 2013

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2013 Awards Season: Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Feature-Length Documentary

February 6th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Gated Community

February 5th, 2013

The Gatekeepers led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $22,226 in three theaters. The only other member of the $10,000 club was Koch with an average of $17,598 in two. Both films should continue to do well on the art house circuit, but as documentaries, I doubt they will expand significantly. More...

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February 3rd, 2013

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Limited Releases: Stand Up for Limited Releases

February 1st, 2013

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January 10th, 2013

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January 6th, 2013

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/01 45 $61,552   3 $20,517   $80,890 3
2013/02/08 49 $42,071 -32% 3 $14,024   $152,538 10
2013/02/15 49 $45,185 +7% 4 $11,296   $216,631 17
2013/02/22 35 $133,740 +196% 19 $7,039   $380,580 24
2013/03/01 29 $251,059 +88% 46 $5,458   $681,177 31
2013/03/08 25 $236,006 -6% 67 $3,522   $1,012,976 38
2013/03/15 29 $227,401 -4% 86 $2,644   $1,332,814 45
2013/03/22 31 $170,606 -25% 94 $1,815   $1,589,300 52
2013/03/29 22 $201,990 +18% 105 $1,924   $1,870,002 59
2013/04/05 25 $172,427 -15% 131 $1,316   $2,116,260 66
2013/04/12 39 $71,873 -58% 90 $799   $2,258,440 73
2013/04/19 54 $29,718 -59% 50 $594   $2,316,554 80
2013/04/26 68 $12,272 -59% 22 $558   $2,342,248 87
2013/05/03 74 $10,902 -11% 18 $606   $2,347,544 94
2013/05/10 64 $13,103 +20% 19 $690   $2,376,991 101
2013/05/17 74 $7,250 -45% 38 $191   $2,391,849 108
2013/05/24 76 $3,712 -49% 10 $371   $2,400,830 115
2013/06/07 81 $1,498   4 $375   $2,407,469 129
2013/06/14 96 $416 -72% 2 $208   $2,408,553 136

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/02/01 44 $91,129   3 $30,376   $110,467 7
2013/02/08 52 $60,979 -33% 3 $20,326   $171,446 14
2013/02/15 51 $56,982 -7% 4 $14,246   $228,428 21
2013/02/22 35 $183,278 +222% 19 $9,646   $430,118 28
2013/03/01 28 $346,852 +89% 46 $7,540   $776,970 35
2013/03/08 27 $328,443 -5% 67 $4,902   $1,105,413 42
2013/03/15 28 $313,281 -5% 86 $3,643   $1,418,694 49
2013/03/22 31 $249,318 -20% 94 $2,652   $1,668,012 56
2013/03/29 22 $275,821 +11% 105 $2,627   $1,943,833 63
2013/04/05 25 $242,734 -12% 131 $1,853   $2,186,567 70
2013/04/12 40 $100,269 -59% 90 $1,114   $2,286,836 77
2013/04/19 52 $43,140 -57% 50 $863   $2,329,976 84
2013/04/26 81 $6,666 -85% 22 $303   $2,336,642 91
2013/05/03 64 $27,246 +309% 18 $1,514   $2,363,888 98
2013/05/10 64 $20,711 -24% 19 $1,090   $2,384,599 105
2013/05/17 74 $12,519 -40% 38 $329   $2,397,118 112
2013/05/24 83 $3,712 -70% 10 $371   $2,400,830 119
2013/06/07 97 $1,498   4 $375   $2,407,469 133

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 4/12/2013 $33,175 14 14 33 $110,144 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $73,611
 
International Total$183,755 12/14/2015

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