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Our Nixon (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,486Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $49,929 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $49,929
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Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd all be in prison. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away at the National Archives, and forgotten for almost 40 years. OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before. Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Chapin filmed over 500 reels of home movies from 1969 to 1973, capturing the prosaic and the profound. They filmed big events: the Apollo moon landing, historic anti-war protests, the Republican National Convention, Tricia Nixon's White House wedding and Nixon's world-changing trip to China. They filmed world leaders and celebrities: Nicolae Ceausescu, Chou En-lai, Barbara Walters. But they also filmed each other and everyday life: Ehrlichman eating dinner off a tray on Air Force One, Chapin's wife and kids meeting the Easter Bunny on the White House lawn, Haldeman riding a bicycle at Camp David. Ehrlichman was especially fond of filming hummingbirds. They filmed to have something to show their grandchildren. They filmed because they thought that Nixon's presidency would change the world forever. The tragedy is that they were right.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
92% - Fresh
75% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 30th, 2013 (Limited) by Cinedigm
Video Release: January 14th, 2014 by Docurama Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Government Corruption, Archive Footage, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Dipper Films, Pilot
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,127 $128 Oct 4, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,561 $370 Sep 27, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,226 $485 Sep 20, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,370 $2,548 Sep 13, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,475 $2,566 Sep 6, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,075 $6,090 Aug 30, 2013 3


Richard M. Nixon    Himself
H.R. Halderman    Himself
John Ehlrichman    Himself
Dwight Chapin    Himself
Tricia Nixon    Herself
Henry Kissinger    Himself
Pat Nixon    Herself
Walter Cronkite    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Brian L. Frye
Producer    Penny Lane
Executive Producer    Dan Cogan
Executive Producer    Jenny Raskin
Executive Producer    Louis Venezia
Executive Producer    Rebecca Ritchie Brower
Editor    Francisco Bello
Composer    Hrishkesh Hirway

Per Theater Chart: Competition Not Included

September 4th, 2013

It was a very lop-sided week on the per theater chart with a couple of films in the $10,000 club, but the rest of the new limited releases, and a couple of new wide releases, were floating around, or below, the Mendoza Line. Instructions Not Included was the best with an average of $22,547 in 348 theaters. Stunning. This result is simply stunning. Afternoon Delight was next with an average of $13,676 in two theaters. Neither film earned good reviews, so it will be interesting to see if either can capitalize on this start. More...

Limited Releases Don't Need Instructions

August 30th, 2013

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, and even fewer that might thrive. Instructions Not Included is the biggest release, but with only one review on Rotten Tomatoes, I'm worried the buzz won't be enough. I Declare War is a Canadian film opening in the States. Its reviews are good, but not great. Our Nixon is earning the best reviews, but as a political documentary, its chances to expand significantly are very limited. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/30 71 $6,090   3 $2,030   $6,090 3
2013/09/06 99 $2,566 -58% 2 $1,283   $11,842 10
2013/09/13 87 $2,548 -1% 4 $637   $15,731 17
2013/09/20 109 $485 -81% 2 $243   $17,842 24
2013/09/27 103 $370 -24% 1 $370   $18,573 31
2013/10/04 114 $128 -65% 1 $128   $19,249 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/30 72 $9,276   3 $3,092   $9,276 7
2013/09/06 89 $3,907 -58% 3 $1,302   $13,183 14
2013/09/13 - $4,174 +7% 5 $835   $17,357 21
2013/09/20 101 $846 -80% 3 $282   $18,203 28
2013/09/27 95 $918 +9% 2 $459   $19,121 35
2013/10/04 105 $803 -13% 3 $268   $19,924 42
2013/10/11 109 $230 -71% 1 $230   $20,154 49
2013/10/18 92 $96 -58% 1 $96   $20,250 56
2013/10/25 79 $236 +146% 1 $236   $20,486 63

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