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Obit (2017)

Obit
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $312,777Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $4,701 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,464 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $6,165
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Every morning, a small staff of obituary writers at The New York Times deposits the details of three or four extraordinary lives into the cultural memory—each life’s story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. It’s amazing what goes on in the obits. There are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world, and none are better than at The Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism. Documentary storytelling in print. OBIT. is the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The Times. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,301-9,400) 9,384 $312,777
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,401-12,500) 12,497 $312,777
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,658 $312,777

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 26th, 2017 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Video Release: August 1st, 2017 by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: New York, Writing and Writers, Newspaper Industry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Kino Lorber, Green Fuse Films, Mystic Artists, Topiary Productions, Imperfect Films, The Fledgling Fund
Production Countries: United States

Cast

William McDonald    Himself
Margalit Fox    Herself
Bruce Weber    Himself
William Grimes    Himself
Jack Kadden    Himself
Peter Keepnews    Himself
Douglas Martin    Himself
Dolores Morrison    Herself
Jon Pareles    Himself
Jeff Roth    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Editor    Kristin Bye
Executive Producer    Pamela Tanner Boll
Executive Producer    Geralyn White Dreyfous
Co-Executive Producer    Diana Barrett
Co-Executive Producer    Ann Blinkhorn
Co-Executive Producer    Barbara Dobkin
Co-Executive Producer    Nion McEvoy
Co-Executive Producer    Anne Milliken
Co-Executive Producer    Katrina vanden Heuvel
Producer    Caitlin Mae Burke
Producer    Vanessa Gould
Consulting Producer and Archivist    Kenn Rabin
Cinematographer    Ben Wolf
Composer    Joel Goodman
Graphics and Animation    Andrew Roberts
Graphics and Animation    Kristin Bye

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/28 55 $16,185   2 $8,093   $35,208 1
2017/05/05 53 $15,411 -5% 3 $5,137   $56,398 2
2017/05/12 50 $19,996 +30% 10 $2,000   $85,027 3
2017/05/19 - $33,851 +69% 20 $1,693   $129,299 4
2017/05/26 35 $41,579 +23% 20 $2,079   $190,305 5
2017/06/02 39 $29,361 -29% 22 $1,335   $234,569 6
2017/06/09 51 $10,725 -63% 14 $766   $258,299 7
2017/06/16 59 $7,447 -31% 11 $677   $272,827 8
2017/06/23 56 $8,334 +12% 10 $833   $285,072 9
2017/06/30 63 $4,637 -44% 10 $464   $295,309 10
2017/07/07 90 $481 -90% 3 $160   $298,814 11
2017/07/14 83 $1,252 +160% 4 $313   $304,191 12
2017/07/21 76 $1,821 +45% 2 $911   $308,586 13
2017/07/28 100 $60 -97% 1 $60   $309,730 14
2017/08/04 86 $559 +832% 2 $280   $310,349 15
2017/08/11 95 $665 +19% 2 $333   $312,324 16

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/21 71 $4,665   2 $2,333   $19,023 1
2017/04/28 56 $21,964 +371% 2 $10,982   $40,987 2
2017/05/05 51 $24,044 +9% 3 $8,015   $65,031 3
2017/05/12 50 $30,417 +27% 10 $3,042   $95,448 4
2017/05/19 41 $53,278 +75% 20 $2,664   $148,726 5
2017/05/26 37 $56,482 +6% 20 $2,824   $205,208 6
2017/06/02 40 $42,366 -25% 22 $1,926   $247,574 7
2017/06/09 50 $17,806 -58% 14 $1,272   $265,380 8
2017/06/16 60 $11,358 -36% 11 $1,033   $276,738 9
2017/06/23 58 $13,934 +23% 10 $1,393   $290,672 10
2017/06/30 66 $7,661 -45% 10 $766   $298,333 11
2017/07/07 73 $4,606 -40% 3 $1,535   $302,939 12
2017/07/14 76 $3,826 -17% 4 $957   $306,765 13
2017/07/21 78 $2,905 -24% 1 $2,905   $309,670 14
2017/07/28 96 $120 -96% 1 $120   $309,790 15
2017/08/04 77 $1,869 +1,458% 3 $623   $311,659 16
2017/08/11 95 $1,118 -40% 2 $559   $312,777 17

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