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Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,933Details
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Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary HERB & DOROTHY (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, HERB & DOROTHY 50X50captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society. In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels launched a national gift project with the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington DC that would constitute one of the largest gifts in the history of American art: to give a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states. This came sixteen years after the Vogels had transferred their entire collection to NGA, the majority as a gift, making headlines in 1992. During those years at the NGA, the collection had grown to nearly 5,000 pieces, too large for any one museum to contain. As a solution, a national gift project titled The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States was conceived. Though their collection was now worth millions of dollars, the couple did not sell a single piece, instead giving fifty works to one museum in every state. Having worked their whole lives as civil servants, their wish was to give back to the people of the United States. One year ago, on July 22, 2012, Dorothy declared their collection closed after the passing of her husband Herb. Dorothy works to create a living tribute to their partnership, the collection they created together, and the overwhelmingly positive legacy they have left on the American art world for generations to come. - See more at:


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 11,979 $38,933
All Time Worldwide Box Office 14,936 $38,933
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,782 $38,933

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 13th, 2013 (Limited) by Fine Line
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
Franchise: Herb and Dorothy
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Keywords: Biography, Autumn Years, Artists, Museum, Posthumous Release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Fine Line Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,125 $6,157 Sep 13, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,158 $6,157 Sep 13, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,557 $6,157 Sep 13, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 4,830 $6,157 Sep 13, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 189 $6,157 Sep 13, 2013 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,815 $38,933 Sep 13, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,281 $38,933 Sep 13, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,483 7 Sep 13, 2013 0


Herb Vogel    Himself
Dorothy Vogel    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Megumi Sasaki
Editor    Bernadine Colish
Cinematographer    Erik Shirai
Composer    David Majzlin
Associate Producer    Yuki Murai
Associate Producer    Takeshi Yamasaki

Per Theater Chart: Mother of God!

September 18th, 2013

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/13 76 $6,157   1 $6,157   $6,157 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/09/13 - $7,947   1 $7,947   $7,947 7
2013/09/20 74 $7,389 -7% 4 $1,847   $15,336 14
2013/09/27 75 $6,560 -11% 8 $820   $21,896 21
2013/10/04 76 $6,863 +5% 6 $1,144   $28,759 28
2013/10/11 95 $2,289 -67% 5 $458   $31,048 35
2013/10/18 83 $1,534 -33% 4 $384   $32,582 42
2013/11/01 69 $1,006   1 $1,006   $33,588 56
2013/11/08 70 $1,778 +77% 1 $1,778   $35,366 63
2013/11/15 71 $2,321 +31% 2 $1,161   $37,687 70
2013/11/22 78 $845 -64% 2 $423   $38,110 77
2013/11/29 71 $823 -3% 1 $823   $38,933 84

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