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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2017)

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $396,378Details
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Norman Oppenheimer lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere. Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel, a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel’s vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, a gesture that deeply touches Eshel. When Eshel becomes Prime Minister three years later, he remembers. With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew, a rabbi, a mogul, his assistant, and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman's kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 8,910 $396,378
All Time Worldwide Box Office 11,565 $396,378
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,355 $396,378
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,925 $396,378
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 3,329 $396,378

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 14th, 2017 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: July 11th, 2017 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2465 (Cert #50945), 3/1/2017)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Politicians, New York, Israel, Confidence Men, White Collar Crime, Rags to Riches, Riches to Rags
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tadmor Group, Cold Iron Pictures, Blackbird, Movie Plus, The Solution Entertainment Group
Production Countries: Israel,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,580 $124,125 Apr 21, 2017 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,149 $124,125 Apr 21, 2017 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 908 $6,896 Apr 21, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,201 $99,211 Apr 14, 2017 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,459 $99,211 Apr 14, 2017 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 436 $19,842 Apr 14, 2017 3
Theater Average Limited Release 593 $19,842 Apr 14, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 7 $19,842 Apr 14, 2017 3
Never Wide Domestic 2,919 $396,378 Apr 14, 2017 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 6,442 $396,378 Apr 14, 2017 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,091 13 Apr 14, 2017 0


   Norman Oppenheimer
Lior Ashkenazi    Micha Eshel
Hank Azaria    Srul Katz
Steve Buscemi    Rabbi Blumenthal
Charlotte Gainsbourg    Alex Green
Michael Sheen    Philip Cohen
Dan Stevens    Bill Kavish
Josh Charles    Arthur Taub
Harris Yulin    Jo Wilf
Yehuda Almagor    Duby
Neta Riskin    Hanna
Dov Glickman    Ron Maor
Tali Sharon    Naomi Eshel
Isaach de Bankole    Jacques
Miranda Bailey    Taub’s Assistant
Scott Shepherd    Bruce Schwartz
Azi Schwartz    Cantor

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Joseph Cedar
Producer    Oren Moverman
Producer    Gideon Tadmor
Producer    Eyal Rimmon
Producer    David Mandil
Producer    Miranda Bailey
Producer    Lawrence Inglee
Executive Producer    Jim Kaufman
Executive Producer    Amanda Marshall
Executive Producer    Caroline Kaplan
Executive Producer    Michal Graidy
Co-Producer    Carrie Fix
Co-Producer    Luca Borghese
Co-Executive Producer    Myles Nestel
Co-Executive Producer    Lisa Wilson
Director of Photography    Yaron Scharf
Editor    Brian A. Kates
Production Designer    Kalina Ivanov
Production Designer    Arad Sawat
Composer    Jun Miyake
Music Producer    Hal Willner
Costume Designer    Michelle Matland
Casting Director    Laura Rosenthal
Line Producer    Lee Shira
Associate Producer    Racheli Sternberg
Visual Effects Supervisor    Michal Wolff

Theater Averages: Going From A to Zed with $27,544

April 19th, 2017

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $27,544 in four theaters. The film is expanding into several hundred more theaters this Friday, so this is a great start. The overall number one film, The Fate of the Furious, was next with an average of $22,920. Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer opened with nearly $100,000 in five theaters for an average of $19,842. The final film in the $10,000 club was Chasing Trane with $16,626 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fate’s $100 Million Stateside Dwarfed by Huge International Haul

April 16th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious is, as expected, posting great opening numbers domestically, with Universal projecting a $100.2 million opening weekend, but the real news this weekend is the record breaking in international markets. Helped by a gigantic $190 million in China—the biggest-ever three-day weekend in that territory—Fate is headed for an overseas debut of $432.2 million, according to the studio. That’s easily the biggest international weekend of all time, beating Jurassic World’s $316.7 million. It’s also ahead of the inflation-adjusted international opening for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, which earned $314 million on its first weekend internationally, roughly equivalent to $375 million today. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Don’t Get Lost on the Way to the Theater

April 14th, 2017

The Lost City of Z

We have a bumper crop of limited releases this week, with several that are earning outstanding reviews. Unfortunately, this means there’s way too much competition for all of them to thrive. The Lost City of Z has the loudest buzz and I think that will give it the edge at the box office. More...

Norman Trailer

March 15th, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/14 30 $99,211   5 $19,842   $99,211 3
2017/04/21 30 $124,125 +25% 18 $6,896   $396,378 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/14 24 $272,253   5 $54,451   $272,253 7

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