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Herb & Dorothy (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $194,721Details
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Synopsis

HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy's paycheck alone, they continued collecting artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists including Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert and Sylvia Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner. After thirty years of meticulous collecting and buying, the Vogels managed to accumulate over 2,000 pieces, filling every corner of their tiny one bedroom apartment. "Not even a toothpick could be squeezed into the apartment," recalls Dorothy. In 1992, the Vogels decided to move their entire collection to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The vast majority of their collection was given as a gift to the institution. Many of the works they acquired appreciated so significantly over the years that their collection today is worth millions of dollars. Still, the Vogels never sold a single piece. Today, Herb and Dorothy still live in the same apartment in New York with 19 turtles, lots of fish, and one cat. They've refilled it with piles of new art they've acquired.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 5th, 2009 (Limited) by Arthouse Films
Video Release: December 15th, 2009 by New Video Group
Franchise: Herb and Dorothy
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,897 $2,270 Sep 25, 2009 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,125 $3,005 Sep 18, 2009 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,373 $3,117 Sep 11, 2009 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,802 $2,275 Sep 4, 2009 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,117 $2,774 Aug 28, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,681 $1,768 Aug 21, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,092 $1,973 Aug 14, 2009 73
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,081 $9,968 Jul 31, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,641 $8,117 Jul 24, 2009 52
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,230 $16,532 Jul 10, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,247 $7,692 Jul 3, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,805 $7,848 Jun 26, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,099 $13,667 Jun 19, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,408 $7,758 Jun 12, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,380 $9,242 Jun 5, 2009 3

Cast

Herbert Vogel    Himself
Dorothy Vogel    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 15th, 2009

December 15th, 2009

This is the last full week before Christmas, so in many ways this is the last chance studios have to release their top properties. And you can tell. There are four releases that are prime candidates for the DVD Pick of the Week, including two $100 million hits (Inglourious Basterds and The Hangover) and two TV on DVD releases (Robot Chicken and Star Trek - The Original Series). All have their strengths and weaknesses, but if I were forced to choose just one, it would be Inglourious Basterds on Blu-ray. On the other hand, all four are joining my collection, plus several others coming out this week. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/05 65 $9,242   2 $4,621   $9,242 3
2009/06/12 78 $7,758 -16% 2 $3,879   $17,000 10
2009/06/19 53 $13,667 +76% 4 $3,417   $42,559 17
2009/06/26 67 $7,848 -43% 4 $1,962   $58,765 24
2009/07/03 60 $7,692 -2% 4 $1,923   $71,699 31
2009/07/10 55 $16,532 +115% 5 $3,306   $97,651 38
2009/07/24 70 $8,117   6 $1,353   $133,592 52
2009/07/31 71 $9,968 +23% 8 $1,246   $147,623 59
2009/08/14 93 $1,973   3 $658   $161,958 73
2009/08/21 111 $1,768 -10% 2 $884   $172,861 80
2009/08/28 94 $2,774 +57% 2 $1,387   $175,533 87
2009/09/04 94 $2,275 -18% 3 $758   $179,506 94
2009/09/11 98 $3,117 +37% 5 $623   $184,782 101
2009/09/18 102 $3,005 -4% 6 $501   $189,406 108
2009/09/25 109 $2,270 -24% 4 $568   $194,721 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/05 73 $9,242   2 $4,621   $9,242 7
2009/06/12 67 $19,650 +113% 2 $9,825   $28,892 14
2009/06/19 55 $22,025 +12% 4 $5,506   $50,917 21
2009/06/26 67 $13,090 -41% 4 $3,273   $64,007 28
2009/07/03 55 $17,112 +31% 4 $4,278   $81,119 35
2009/07/10 60 $16,532 -3% 5 $3,306   $97,651 42
2009/07/24 70 $12,180   6 $2,030   $137,655 56
2009/07/31 79 $9,968 -18% 8 $1,246   $147,623 63
2009/08/14 71 $11,108   3 $3,703   $171,093 77
2009/08/21 112 $1,666 -85% 2 $833   $172,759 84
2009/08/28 91 $4,472 +168% 2 $2,236   $177,231 91
2009/09/04 91 $4,434 -1% 3 $1,478   $181,665 98
2009/09/11 97 $4,736 +7% 5 $947   $186,401 105
2009/09/18 101 $6,050 +28% 6 $1,008   $192,451 112
2009/09/25 114 $2,270 -62% 4 $568   $194,721 119

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