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Herb & Dorothy (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $194,721Details
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Synopsis

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. 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.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,901-10,000) 9,944 $194,721
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,819 $194,721
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,128 $194,721

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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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Keywords: Collectors and Collectables, Museum
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

Cast

Herbert Vogel    Himself
Dorothy Vogel    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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

December 15th, 2009

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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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