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Merchants of Doubt (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $192,362Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $180,597 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $180,597
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 9,895 $192,362
All Time Worldwide Box Office 12,627 $192,362
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,096 $192,362

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 Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: July 7th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2346, 10/26/2014)
Running Time: 93 minutes
Comparisons: vs. An Inconvenient Truth
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Keywords: Political, Environment, Agitprop
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Classics, Participant Media, Omidyar Network
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,686 $20,156 Apr 3, 2015 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,851 $20,156 Apr 3, 2015 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,885 $672 Apr 3, 2015 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,886 $31,178 Mar 27, 2015 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,822 $31,178 Mar 27, 2015 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,577 $1,155 Mar 27, 2015 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,254 $40,145 Mar 20, 2015 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,903 $40,145 Mar 20, 2015 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,306 $1,912 Mar 20, 2015 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,130 $28,588 Mar 13, 2015 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,485 $28,588 Mar 13, 2015 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,476 $2,859 Mar 13, 2015 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,278 $20,327 Mar 6, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,367 $20,327 Mar 6, 2015 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,092 $5,082 Mar 6, 2015 3
Theater Average Limited Release 6,340 $5,082 Mar 6, 2015 3
Top 2015 Theater Average Limited Release 262 $5,082 Mar 6, 2015 3
Never Wide Domestic 3,820 $192,362 Mar 6, 2015 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,351 $192,362 Mar 6, 2015 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,573 26 Mar 6, 2015 0


Patricia Callahan    Herself
Matthew Crawford    Himself
Stanton Glantz    Himself
James R. Hansen    Himself
Katherine Hayhoe    Herself
Bob Inglis    Himself
Marc Morano    Himself
William O'Keefe    Himself
Naomi Oreskes    Herself
John Passacantando    Himself
Tim Phillips    Himself
Sam Roe    Himself
Michael Shermer    Himself
Fred Singer    Himself
Jamy Ian Swiss    Himself
James Taylor (Editor)    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Robert Kenner
Producer    Melissa Robledo
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Pierre Omidyar
Co-Producer    Brian Pearle
Co-Producer    Taki Oldham
Co-Producer    Dylan Nelson
Composer    Mark Adler
Director of Photography    Don Lenzer
Director of Photography    Barry Berona
Director of Photography    Jay Redmond
Editor    Kim Roberts
Story Creator    Naomi Oreskes
Story Creator    Eric M. Conway

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March 6th, 2015

Merchants of Doubt poster

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/06 62 $20,327   4 $5,082   $20,327 3
2015/03/13 55 $28,588 +41% 10 $2,859   $54,242 10
2015/03/20 53 $40,145 +40% 21 $1,912   $113,264 17
2015/03/27 53 $31,178 -22% 27 $1,155   $153,651 24
2015/04/03 55 $20,156 -35% 30 $672   $192,362 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/06 59 $25,654   4 $6,414   $25,654 7
2015/03/13 54 $47,465 +85% 10 $4,747   $73,119 14

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