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Man on Wire (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,962,242Details
International Box Office $2,654,825
Worldwide Box Office $5,617,067
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
100% - Certified Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,900,000
Domestic Releases: July 25th, 2008 (Exclusive) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: December 9th, 2008 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and nudity, and drug references.
Comparisons: vs. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 142 $11,222 Feb 27, 2009 220
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 425 $10,919 Jan 2, 2009 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 609 $4,992 Dec 26, 2008 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 702 $5,917 Dec 19, 2008 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 832 $5,827 Dec 12, 2008 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 913 $7,728 Dec 5, 2008 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 965 $12,366 Nov 28, 2008 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,080 $16,058 Nov 21, 2008 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,275 $16,953 Nov 14, 2008 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,379 $24,649 Nov 7, 2008 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,684 $20,161 Oct 31, 2008 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,641 $38,556 Oct 24, 2008 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,910 $36,456 Oct 17, 2008 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,946 $53,444 Oct 10, 2008 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,035 $69,888 Oct 3, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,049 $99,128 Sep 26, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,182 $119,484 Sep 19, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,277 $157,692 Sep 12, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,476 $208,522 Sep 5, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,961 $236,008 Aug 29, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,679 $206,584 Aug 22, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,251 $214,348 Aug 15, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,575 $274,040 Aug 8, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,458 $48,477 Aug 1, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,887 $51,392 Jul 25, 2008 3

Production and Technical Credits

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Awards Season - Slumdog Rich in Awards

February 22nd, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their winners tonight in a star-studded gala. While there were plenty of winners, Slumdog Millionaire walked away with eight Oscars, easily the most of any film tonight. More...

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February 22nd, 2009

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Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Animated Feature / Best Documentary

February 17th, 2009

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film and Best Feature Length Documentary. More...

Awards Season - Slumdog Continues to Produce Wins

January 25th, 2009

The PGA awards were announced last night, and Slumdog Millionaires walked away a winner, again. But it wasn't the only film to win. More...

Awards Season - Oscar Nods far from Curious

January 22nd, 2009

For a year without an obvious front-runner for the Oscar race, there were not a whole lot of surprises when it came to the nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations today and leading the way was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with thirteen while Slumdog Millionaire was second with ten. More...

Awards Season - Hat Trick Of Guild Nominations

January 9th, 2009

The final guild nominations were recently announced, and there are several theatrical categories to get to. The three guilds, DGA, PGA, and WGA, announced out eight nominations in total, which really help to fill in the gaps for prediction the Oscar nods. Or in some cases, just make matters more confusing. More...

DVD Releases for December 9, 2008

December 8th, 2008

It's a deceptively light week with most of the top ten DVDs on Amazon's sales chart coming from The Dark Knight. In fact, that film is dominating sales so much that it has scared away most of the competition. Don't get me wrong, it's not the only release worth picking up, but the either the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD or the Blu-ray w/ Digital Copy are probably the best picks this week. Personally, I went with the Limited Edition Blu-ray w/ Batpod, but I clearly should not be trusted with money. There are other DVDs coming out this week that are also worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week, including Man on Wire - Buy from Amazon and Lost - Season Four - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Awards Season - Ballast, River, and Rachel Getting Nominations

December 2nd, 2008

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced today. At first glance, no one film jumps out as the big player, but Frozen River did manage to pull in seven nods, while Rachel Getting Married and Ballast earned six each. More...

Secret to Towelhead's Success

September 16th, 2008

Towelhead opened with just over $50,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $13,206, which was the best of on this week's chart. A Secret also cracked $10,000 on the per theater chart, but only barely. Its average was $10,088 in four theaters. More...

Men and Women Rise to the Top of the Per Theater Chart

August 26th, 2008

Only two films topped $10,000 on the per theater chart, but that was two more than last week. The number one film was Momma's Man, which earned $11,072 in one theater, while The Girl Cut in Two saw double-digit growth $21,193in two theaters for an average of $10,597. More...

Siberia Heats Up on the Per Theater Chart

August 5th, 2008

It took three weeks, but Transsiberian landed on top of the per theater chart with an estimated $27,000 in just 2 theaters for an average of $13,500, which was a little more than it earned last week. Also in limited release, Man on Wire saw its overall number drop by a small amount despite doubling its theater count to 4, which resulted in its average falling to $12,119. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opened with an average of $10,760 in 3,760 theaters. Frozen River barely reached the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,033 in 7 theaters, although it wasn't as close as The Dark Knight was, as that film earned an average of $10,001. More...

Wire Towers Higher than Bat

July 29th, 2008

Man on Wire topped the per theater chart this week by pulling in an impressive average of $25,696 in two theaters. This was ahead of the overall box office leader, The Dark Knight, which earned an average of $17,216 in more than 4,000 theaters. Transsiberian also repeated in the $10,000 club, down roughly 23% to $13,280. Brideshead Revisited opened in 22 theaters, which is a lot of a limited release, but still managed an average of $10,291 during its opening weekend, which bodes well for its prospects at expansion. The final film to reach $10,000 did so by the narrowest of narrow margins as Step Brothers topped that milestone by less than 24 cents. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of July 25, 2008

July 26th, 2008

Summer is starting to wind down and there's not potential monster hits opening this week, which hurt this week's list at the top. However, while there were no groundbreaking sites this week, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer's Official Site contained a 14-part behind the scenes video blog that is better than most DVDs have. This was enough to give the film the Weekly Website Award. More...

The Myth of the Limited Release

July 25th, 2008

Nearly a dozen limited releases this week, although two of those are Canadian, so they don't count. (Joke.) The film with the best shot at mainstream success is Brideshead Revisted, but given this year's track record, I am hesitant to predict what its chances are to buck the trend. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - July 13, 2008

July 13th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Perfect Game, Mister Foe, Planet 51 and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - April 29, 2008

April 29th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 27, 2008

April 27th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Phoebe in Wonderland, He's Just Not That Into You, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/07/25 39 $51,392   2 $25,696   $51,392 3
2008/08/01 41 $48,477 -6% 4 $12,119   $133,737 10
2008/08/08 23 $274,040 +465% 59 $4,645   $435,943 17
2008/08/15 29 $214,348 -22% 69 $3,106   $800,247 24
2008/08/22 31 $206,584 -4% 74 $2,792   $1,125,349 31
2008/08/29 32 $236,008 +14% 91 $2,593   $1,460,433 38
2008/09/05 31 $208,522 -12% 92 $2,267   $1,802,569 45
2008/09/12 34 $157,692 -24% 93 $1,696   $2,050,689 52
2008/09/19 39 $119,484 -24% 93 $1,285   $2,232,828 59
2008/09/26 43 $99,128 -17% 81 $1,224   $2,388,576 66
2008/10/03 45 $69,888 -29% 65 $1,075   $2,509,822 73
2008/10/10 48 $53,444 -24% 55 $972   $2,600,296 80
2008/10/17 54 $36,456 -32% 38 $959   $2,667,120 87
2008/10/24 53 $38,556 +6% 33 $1,168   $2,730,908 94
2008/10/31 63 $20,161 -48% 20 $1,008   $2,771,553 101
2008/11/07 58 $24,649 +22% 18 $1,369   $2,812,485 108
2008/11/14 59 $16,953 -31% 15 $1,130   $2,839,724 115
2008/11/21 56 $16,058 -5% 13 $1,235   $2,863,670 122
2008/11/28 62 $12,366 -23% 8 $1,546   $2,882,536 129
2008/12/05 68 $7,728 -38% 5 $1,546   $2,895,073 136
2008/12/12 70 $5,827 -25% 4 $1,457   $2,904,701 143
2008/12/19 63 $5,917 +2% 6 $986   $2,913,155 150
2008/12/26 66 $4,992 -16% 5 $998   $2,925,235 157
2009/01/02 62 $10,919 +119% 5 $2,184   $2,942,990 164
2009/02/27 70 $11,222   11 $1,020   $2,957,978 220

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/01 31 $66,328   91 $729   $1,526,761 39

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/07/25 38 $85,260   2 $42,630   $85,260 7
2008/08/01 43 $76,643 -10% 4 $19,161   $161,903 14
2008/08/08 27 $423,996 +453% 59 $7,186   $585,899 21
2008/08/15 34 $332,866 -21% 69 $4,824   $918,765 28
2008/08/22 33 $305,660 -8% 74 $4,131   $1,224,425 35
2008/08/29 32 $369,622 +21% 91 $4,062   $1,594,047 42
2008/09/05 31 $298,950 -19% 92 $3,249   $1,892,997 49
2008/09/12 33 $220,347 -26% 93 $2,369   $2,113,344 56
2008/09/19 38 $176,104 -20% 93 $1,894   $2,289,448 63
2008/09/26 42 $150,486 -15% 81 $1,858   $2,439,934 70
2008/10/03 44 $106,918 -29% 65 $1,645   $2,546,852 77
2008/10/10 46 $83,812 -22% 55 $1,524   $2,630,664 84
2008/10/17 45 $61,688 -26% 38 $1,623   $2,692,352 91
2008/10/24 53 $59,040 -4% 33 $1,789   $2,751,392 98
2008/10/31 62 $36,444 -38% 24 $1,519   $2,787,836 105
2008/11/07 61 $34,935 -4% 18 $1,941   $2,822,771 112
2008/11/14 58 $24,841 -29% 15 $1,656   $2,847,612 119
2008/11/21 60 $22,558 -9% 12 $1,880   $2,870,170 126
2008/11/28 66 $17,175 -24% 8 $2,147   $2,887,345 133
2008/12/05 67 $11,529 -33% 5 $2,306   $2,898,874 140
2008/12/12 70 $8,364 -27% 4 $2,091   $2,907,238 147
2008/12/19 63 $13,005 +55% 6 $2,168   $2,920,243 154
2008/12/26 67 $11,828 -9% 6 $1,971   $2,932,071 161
2009/01/02 64 $14,685 +24% 5 $2,937   $2,946,756 168
2009/02/27 69 $15,486   11 $1,408   $2,962,242 224

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