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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $183,342Details
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Synopsis

The secret life of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby, as told by his son Carl. From his start as an OSS agent parachuting into Nazi-occupied Europe, Colby rose through the ranks of “The Company” as a clandestine officer, overseeing covert operations around the globe. He ran “stay-behind” networks in the Soviet-occupied Baltic States, helped sway elections against the Communists in 1950’s Italy, witnessed the build up and tragic consequences of the assassination of President Diem in 1963, and was the architect of the controversial Phoenix Program during the Vietnam War. But after decades of obediently taking on the White House’s toughest and dirtiest assignments and rising to become Director of CIA, Colby—who always considered himself to be a patriot—defied the President and revealed to Congress the “Family Jewels,” the CIA’s darkest secrets about assassination plots against foreign leaders, mind-control experiments, surveillance against American citizens, and other wrong-doing. A mix of archival footage, never-before-seen photos and interviews with the “who’s who’ of American intelligence, this film is also the personal journey of a son trying to understand a father whose spy identity masked his inner life from his own family.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Fresh
Audience
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: April 17th, 2012 by First Run Home, released as The Man Nobody Knew
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Biography, Secret Agent, War, Political, Vietnam War, Cold War
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Act 4 Entertainment, Guggenheim Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 990 $173 Feb 24, 2012 157
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,400 $4,964 Jan 20, 2012 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,854 $2,511 Jan 13, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,340 $1,423 Jan 6, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,547 $1,787 Dec 30, 2011 101
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,985 $3,410 Dec 16, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,115 $6,170 Dec 9, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,324 $8,278 Dec 2, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,818 $529 Nov 25, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,387 $5,310 Nov 18, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,685 $6,555 Nov 11, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,857 $12,058 Nov 4, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,295 $13,354 Oct 28, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,951 $10,559 Oct 21, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,269 $15,179 Oct 14, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,438 $7,497 Oct 7, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,677 $13,762 Sep 30, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,440 $15,411 Sep 23, 2011 3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Carl Colby
Producer    David Johnson
Producer    Grace Guggenheim
Editor    Jay Freund
Composer    Michael Bacon

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 17th, 2012

April 17th, 2012

This week's list of DVD and Blu-ray releases is dominated by Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth picking up, but you'll want the Best Buy exclusive, or perhaps you want to tell studios to stop doing retailer exclusives, as they are annoying. That added complication is the reason I'm not awarding the release Pick of the Week, but there are not a lot of other films worthy either. Shame has two amazing performances, but the Blu-ray Combo Pack doesn't have a lot of extras. Fans of nature documentaries might want Frozen Planet: The Complete Series on Blu-ray or IMAX: Born to be Wild on 3D Combo Pack. But in the end, I went with the underseen The Last Rites of Joe May on DVD. More...

Per Theater Chart: What a Weekend!

September 27th, 2011

Weekend earned nearly perfect reviews, but I'm still surprised by its box office strength as it earned $27,245 in one theater during its opening weekend of release. The Man Nobody Knew was next with $15,411, also in one theater. Machine Gun Preacher also topped expectations with an average of $11,283 in four theaters, but its reviews suggest it won't last long. Pearl Jam Twenty earned an average of $10,245 in ten theaters over the weekend, and including the special showing it had earlier in the week, it already has close to $400,000. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 70 $15,411   1 $15,411   $15,411 3
2011/09/30 71 $13,762 -11% 3 $4,587   $34,807 10
2011/10/07 78 $7,497 -46% 3 $2,499   $47,717 17
2011/10/14 76 $15,179 +102% 3 $5,060   $67,705 24
2011/10/21 78 $10,559 -30% 5 $2,112   $84,373 31
2011/10/28 69 $13,354 +26% 5 $2,671   $102,558 38
2011/11/04 70 $12,058 -10% 6 $2,010   $119,982 45
2011/11/11 74 $6,555 -46% 6 $1,093   $129,475 52
2011/11/18 78 $5,310 -19% 3 $1,770   $137,995 59
2011/11/25 100 $529 -90% 1 $529   $140,097 66
2011/12/02 65 $8,278 +1,465% 4 $2,070   $148,584 73
2011/12/09 69 $6,170 -25% 6 $1,028   $158,722 80
2011/12/16 72 $3,410 -45% 3 $1,137   $166,277 87
2011/12/30 72 $1,787   2 $894   $170,888 101
2012/01/06 82 $1,423 -20% 1 $1,423   $172,311 108
2012/01/13 76 $2,511 +76% 1 $2,511   $175,604 115
2012/01/20 71 $4,964 +98% 3 $1,655   $81,276 122
2012/02/24 100 $173   1 $173   $183,342 157

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/23 67 $21,045   1 $21,045   $21,045 7
2011/09/30 71 $19,175 -9% 3 $6,392   $40,220 14
2011/10/07 77 $12,306 -36% 3 $4,102   $52,526 21
2011/10/14 70 $21,288 +73% 3 $7,096   $73,814 28
2011/10/21 73 $15,390 -28% 5 $3,078   $89,204 35
2011/10/28 72 $18,720 +22% 5 $3,744   $107,924 42
2011/11/04 70 $14,996 -20% 6 $2,499   $122,920 49
2011/11/11 80 $6,555 -56% 6 $1,093   $132,685 56
2011/11/18 84 $5,310 -19% 3 $1,770   $139,568 63
2011/11/25 93 $738 -86% 1 $738   $140,306 70
2011/12/02 62 $12,246 +1,559% 4 $3,062   $152,552 77
2011/12/09 65 $10,315 -16% 8 $1,289   $162,867 84
2011/12/16 71 $4,282 -58% 3 $1,427   $167,149 91
2011/12/30 70 $3,739   2 $1,870   $170,888 105
2012/01/06 83 $2,205 -41% 1 $2,205   $173,093 112
2012/01/13 78 $3,219 +46% 1 $3,219   $176,312 119
2012/01/20 70 $6,857 +113% 3 $2,286   $183,169 126
2012/02/24 103 $173   1 $173   $183,342 161

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