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If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,794Details
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  7. Trailer

Synopsis

In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front—a group the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film interweaves a vérité chronicle of Daniel on house arrest as he faces life in prison, with a dramatic investigation into the events that led to his involvement with the group. And along the way it asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2011 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 385 $61,794
Top 2011 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 221 $61,794
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 53,670 $450
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 34,632 $1,062
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 27,830 $1,386
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 55,074 $407
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 13,266 $2,817
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 46,400 $662
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 30,335 $1,254
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 27,143 $1,426
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 55,320 $400
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Not Rated Movies 1,982 $61,794
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Live Action Movies 11,399 $61,794
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Factual Movies 897 $61,794
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Drama Movies 3,778 $61,794
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Based on Real Life Events Movies 1,394 $61,794
All Time Worldwide Box Office 14,103 $61,794
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,380 $65,687
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 10,776 $65,687
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,249 $61,794
All Time Domestic Box Office for Not Rated Movies 1,608 $61,794
All Time Domestic Box Office for Live Action Movies 9,328 $61,794
All Time Domestic Box Office for Factual Movies 764 $61,794
All Time Domestic Box Office for Drama Movies 3,144 $61,794
All Time Domestic Box Office for Based on Real Life Events Movies 1,184 $61,794
All Time Domestic Box Office 11,320 $61,794

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 22nd, 2011 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Environment, Terrorism, Voiceover/Narration, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Television AB, The Independent Television Service, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lucky Hat Entertainment, American Documentary, BBC Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,277 $800 Aug 19, 2011 61
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,417 $800 Aug 19, 2011 61
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,296 $400 Aug 19, 2011 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,265 $2,852 Aug 12, 2011 54
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,172 $2,852 Aug 12, 2011 54
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 965 $1,426 Aug 12, 2011 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,086 $1,627 Aug 5, 2011 47
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,653 $1,627 Aug 5, 2011 47
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,767 $407 Aug 5, 2011 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,673 $1,349 Jul 29, 2011 40
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,936 $1,349 Jul 29, 2011 40
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,932 $450 Jul 29, 2011 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,433 $6,272 Jul 22, 2011 33
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,505 $6,272 Jul 22, 2011 33
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,985 $1,254 Jul 22, 2011 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,950 $6,928 Jul 15, 2011 26
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,752 $6,928 Jul 15, 2011 26
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,258 $1,386 Jul 15, 2011 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,756 $1,323 Jul 8, 2011 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,174 $1,323 Jul 8, 2011 19
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,925 $662 Jul 8, 2011 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,650 $2,124 Jul 1, 2011 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,808 $2,124 Jul 1, 2011 12
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,309 $1,062 Jul 1, 2011 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,256 $5,634 Jun 24, 2011 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 5,300 $5,634 Jun 24, 2011 5
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4,531 $2,817 Jun 24, 2011 5
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 640 $2,817 Jun 24, 2011 5
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 5,197 $61,794 Jun 22, 2011 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 8,665 $61,794 Jun 22, 2011 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 3,116 3 Jun 22, 2011 0

Cast

Daniel McGowan    Himself
Tim Lewis    Himself
Jake Ferguson    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Marshall Curry
Producer    Sam Cullman
Executive Producer    Stephen Bannatyne
Executive Producer    Marcia Carver
Executive Producer    Sally Jo Fifer
Executive Producer    Simon Kilmurry
Executive Producer    Nick Fraser
Director   
Co-Director    Sam Cullman
Screenwriter    Matthew Hamachek
Editor    Matthew Hamachek
Screenwriter    Marshall Curry
Editor    Marshall Curry

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/24 78 $5,634   2 $2,817   $13,708 5
2011/07/01 83 $2,124 -62% 2 $1,062   $22,129 12
2011/07/08 96 $1,323 -38% 2 $662   $25,546 19
2011/07/15 70 $6,928 +424% 5 $1,386   $34,006 26
2011/07/22 68 $6,272 -9% 5 $1,254   $45,101 33
2011/07/29 93 $1,349 -78% 3 $450   $53,010 40
2011/08/05 101 $1,627 +21% 4 $407   $55,731 47
2011/08/12 92 $2,852 +75% 2 $1,426   $58,957 54
2011/08/19 116 $800 -72% 2 $400   $61,153 61

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/04 85 $411   2 $206   $22,540 13

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/24 76 $11,931   2 $5,966   $20,005 9
2011/07/01 84 $4,218 -65% 2 $2,109   $24,223 16
2011/07/08 99 $2,855 -32% 2 $1,428   $27,078 23
2011/07/15 66 $11,751 +312% 5 $2,350   $38,829 30
2011/07/22 63 $12,832 +9% 5 $2,566   $51,661 37
2011/07/29 96 $2,443 -81% 3 $814   $54,104 44
2011/08/05 111 $2,001 -18% 4 $500   $56,105 51
2011/08/12 92 $4,248 +112% 2 $2,124   $60,353 58
2011/08/19 115 $1,441 -66% 2 $721   $61,794 65

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