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An Honest Liar (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $180,590Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $135,163 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $297 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $135,460
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Synopsis

AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about truth and deception and the life of world-famous magician, escape artist and master skeptic, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9901-10000) 9,997 $180,590
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12801-12900) 12,809 $180,590
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3101-3200) 3,176 $180,590

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 6th, 2015 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
Video Release: June 30th, 2015 by Flim Flam Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Stage Magician, Atheism, LGBT, Debunker
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Left Turn Films, Pure Mutt Productions, BBC Storyville, Part2 Filmworks
Production Countries: Canada,
Italy,
Spain,
United States

Cast

James Randi    Himself
Penn Jillette    Himself
Uri Geller    Himself
Bill Nye    Himself
Alice Cooper    Himself
Adam Savage    Himself
Michael Shermer    Himself
Jose Alvarez    Himself
Richard Wiseman    Himself
Steve Shaw    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Greg O'Toole
Screenwriter    Tyler Measom
Screenwriter    Justin Weinstein
Producer    Tyler Measom
Producer    Justin Weinstein
Executive Producer    Barry Sonnenfeld
Executive Producer    Nick Fraser
Executive Producer    Stephanie Levy
Executive Producer    Gill Holland
Executive Producer    Greg Henry
Executive Producer    Gary Schermerhorn
Executive Producer    David Shadrack Smith
Executive Producer    Vijay Vaidyanathan
Executive Producer    Kate Townsend
Editor    Greg O'Toole
Composer    Joel Goodman

Per Theater Chart: Grey Skies Ahead

March 12th, 2015

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Limited Releases: No Doubt About This Week's Limited Releases

March 6th, 2015

Merchants of Doubt poster

This week, the limited release report is practically the Video on Demand report, as nearly all limited releases are also playing on Video on Demand. The rest are all documentaries, which rarely earn any measure of mainstream success. Worse still, most of the non-documentaries are earning bad reviews, so their box office chances are even worse. Faults is probably the film with the best chance at finding an audience in theaters, but that's not saying much. These Final Hours is also earning great reviews, but it doesn't have the star power that Faults has. Of the documentaries, both An Honest Liar and Merchants of Doubt are worth checking out. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/06 67 $13,821   2 $6,911   $13,821 3
2015/03/13 65 $12,567 -9% 6 $2,095   $30,804 10
2015/03/20 56 $38,030 +203% 15 $2,535   $74,248 17
2015/03/27 66 $12,010 -68% 10 $1,201   $102,988 24
2015/04/03 61 $15,833 +32% 15 $1,056   $124,225 31
2015/04/10 61 $14,193 -10% 12 $1,183   $146,438 38
2015/04/17 70 $5,142 -64% 13 $396   $157,260 45
2015/04/24 83 $4,527 -12% 4 $1,132   $165,782 52
2015/05/01 87 $563 -88% 3 $188   $168,312 59
2015/05/08 82 $1,127 +100% 2 $564   $171,312 66
2015/05/15 87 $1,047 -7% 2 $524   $174,528 73
2015/05/22 85 $1,194 +14% 3 $398   $177,846 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/06 68 $18,237   2 $9,119   $18,237 7
2015/03/13 64 $18,176 n/c 6 $3,029   $36,413 14
2015/03/20 51 $54,565 +200% 15 $3,638   $90,978 21
2015/03/27 66 $17,414 -68% 10 $1,741   $108,392 28
2015/04/03 63 $23,047 +32% 15 $1,536   $132,245 35
2015/04/10 59 $19,873 -14% 12 $1,656   $152,118 42
2015/04/17 71 $9,137 -54% 13 $703   $161,255 49
2015/04/24 89 $6,376 -30% 4 $1,594   $167,631 56
2015/05/01 87 $1,436 -77% 3 $479   $170,185 63
2015/05/08 78 $3,296 +130% 2 $1,648   $173,481 70
2015/05/15 85 $3,171 -4% 2 $1,586   $176,652 77
2015/05/22 93 $2,596 -18% 3 $865   $179,248 84
2015/05/29 94 $892 -66% 1 $892   $180,140 91
2015/06/05 92 $450 -50% 1 $450   $180,590 98

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