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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $132,409Details
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Synopsis

From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 10,355 $132,409
All Time Worldwide Box Office 13,068 $132,409
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,465 $132,409

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 22nd, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Philosopher, Political, Jewish, Bigotry, Academics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sleeping Train
Production Countries: France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,711 $3,544 Jan 3, 2014 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,301 $3,544 Jan 3, 2014 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,954 $273 Jan 3, 2014 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,812 $7,177 Dec 27, 2013 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,155 $7,177 Dec 27, 2013 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,774 $552 Dec 27, 2013 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,714 $3,955 Dec 20, 2013 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,747 $3,955 Dec 20, 2013 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,145 $494 Dec 20, 2013 31
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,304 $11,401 Dec 6, 2013 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,847 $11,401 Dec 6, 2013 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,836 $1,425 Dec 6, 2013 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,648 $17,286 Nov 29, 2013 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,971 $17,286 Nov 29, 2013 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,446 $2,881 Nov 29, 2013 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,750 $28,934 Nov 22, 2013 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,883 $28,934 Nov 22, 2013 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,491 $9,645 Nov 22, 2013 3
Theater Average Limited Release 2,454 $9,645 Nov 22, 2013 3
Top 2013 Theater Average Limited Release 105 $9,645 Nov 22, 2013 3
Never Wide Domestic 4,268 $132,409 Nov 22, 2013 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,769 $132,409 Nov 22, 2013 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,243 10 Nov 22, 2013 0

Cast

Noam Chomsky    Himself
Michel Gondry    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Michel Gondry
Producer    Georges Bermann
Producer    Michel Gondry
Producer    Raffi Adlan
Producer    Julie Fong
Editor    Adam M. Weber
Editor    Sophie Reine
Sound Editor    Gautier De Faultrier
Sound Mixer    Gautier De Faultrier

Per Theater Chart: Frozen has a Hot Opening

November 26th, 2013

Frozen poster

Frozen begun its short prestige release before its wide expansion on Wednesday and it was fantastic. The film pulled in $243,390 in one theater giving it the best per theater average for the year so far, topping Blue Jasmine and pushing Spring Breakers into third place. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was in a distant second place with an average of $37,971 in more than 4,000 theaters. Philomena did very well with an average of $32,109 in four theaters. The Great Beauty remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $17,452 in three theaters. Nebraska rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $11,634 in 28 theaters. It should continue to expand and start hitting major milestones. More...

Limited Releases: Limited Releases are Frozen Out

November 22nd, 2013

Frozen poster

This week's list of limited releases is kind of mixed. Frozen is coming out this week for a prestige opening before expanding wide on Wednesday and it is virtually guaranteed box office success. On the other hand, most of the rest of the films are documentaries, which almost never have breakout success. Every documentary on this list looks interesting, but of the non-Frozen releases, I think Philomena has the best shot at box office success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/22 45 $28,934   3 $9,645   $28,934 3
2013/11/29 49 $17,286 -40% 6 $2,881   $57,454 10
2013/12/06 46 $11,401 -34% 8 $1,425   $78,348 17
2013/12/20 40 $3,955   8 $494   $82,303 31
2013/12/27 48 $7,177 +81% 13 $552   $123,357 38
2014/01/03 56 $3,544 -51% 13 $273   $132,409 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/22 44 $40,168   3 $13,389   $40,168 7
2013/11/29 43 $26,779 -33% 6 $4,463   $66,947 14
2013/12/06 44 $21,712 -19% 8 $2,714   $88,659 21
2013/12/20 46 $7,373   8 $922   $116,180 35
2013/12/27 45 $12,685 +72% 13 $976   $128,865 42

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