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Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,056Details
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Synopsis

Paul Goodman was once so ubiquitous in the American zeitgeist that he merited a cameo in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. Author of legendary bestseller Growing Up Absurd (1960), Goodman was also a poet, 1940s out queer (and family man), pacifist, visionary, co-founder of Gestalt therapy—and a moral compass for many in the burgeoning counterculture of the ’60s. Using archival multimedia—selections from Goodman’s poetry; quotes from Susan Sontag, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Noam Chomsky; plentiful footage of Goodman himself; plus interviews with his family, peers and activists—director/producer Jonathan Lee and producer/editor Kimberly Reed have woven together a portrait of an intellectual heavyweight.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 12,108 $36,056
All Time Worldwide Box Office 15,162 $36,056
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,880 $36,056

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 19th, 2011 (Limited) by Zeitgeist
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Writing and Writers, LGBT
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: JSL Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,882 $2,596 Feb 10, 2012 117
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 822 $2,596 Feb 10, 2012 117
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 319 $1,298 Feb 10, 2012 117
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,721 $1,207 Jan 27, 2012 103
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,293 $1,207 Jan 27, 2012 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,051 $604 Jan 27, 2012 103
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,575 $2,497 Jan 6, 2012 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,523 $2,497 Jan 6, 2012 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 623 $1,249 Jan 6, 2012 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,510 $566 Dec 30, 2011 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,135 $566 Dec 30, 2011 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,654 $566 Dec 30, 2011 75
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 5,595 $17 Dec 16, 2011 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,690 $17 Dec 16, 2011 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,688 $17 Dec 16, 2011 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,845 $617 Dec 9, 2011 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,680 $617 Dec 9, 2011 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,636 $309 Dec 9, 2011 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,283 $1,099 Dec 2, 2011 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,807 $1,099 Dec 2, 2011 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,627 $1,099 Dec 2, 2011 47
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 8,466 $138 Nov 11, 2011 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 4,109 $138 Nov 11, 2011 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 4,067 $138 Nov 11, 2011 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,709 $1,646 Nov 4, 2011 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,117 $1,646 Nov 4, 2011 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,601 $1,646 Nov 4, 2011 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,112 $4,517 Oct 28, 2011 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,301 $4,517 Oct 28, 2011 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,563 $4,517 Oct 28, 2011 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,298 $5,754 Oct 21, 2011 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,318 $5,754 Oct 21, 2011 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,751 $5,754 Oct 21, 2011 5
Theater Average Limited Release 5,348 $5,754 Oct 21, 2011 5
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 277 $5,754 Oct 21, 2011 5
Never Wide Domestic 5,929 $36,056 Oct 19, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 9,405 $36,056 Oct 19, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,014 1 Oct 19, 2011 0

Cast

Paul Goodman    Himself
Epi Bohdi    Herself
Jason Epstein    Himself
Zeke Finkelstein    Himself
Richard Flacks    Himself
Frieda Gardner    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Jonathan Lee
Producer    Kimberly Reed
Editor    Kimberly Reed
Co-Producer    Robert Hawk
Cinematographer    Benjamin Shapiro
Co-Producer    Isael Ehrisman
Composer    Miriam Cutler

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/21 89 $5,754   1 $5,754   $9,754 5
2011/10/28 89 $4,517 -21% 1 $4,517   $17,703 12
2011/11/04 102 $1,646 -64% 1 $1,646   $21,882 19
2011/11/11 112 $138 -92% 1 $138   $22,020 26
2011/12/02 90 $1,099   1 $1,099   $23,209 47
2011/12/09 104 $617 -44% 2 $309   $24,266 54
2011/12/16 103 $17 -97% 1 $17   $24,333 61
2011/12/30 82 $566   1 $566   $25,020 75
2012/01/06 76 $2,497 +341% 2 $1,249   $29,488 82
2012/01/27 83 $1,207   2 $604   $31,510 103
2012/02/10 86 $2,596   2 $1,298   $34,605 117

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/14 101 $4,000   1 $4,000   $4,000 2
2011/10/21 80 $9,186 +130% 1 $9,186   $13,186 9
2011/10/28 83 $7,050 -23% 1 $7,050   $20,236 16
2011/11/04 101 $1,646 -77% 1 $1,646   $21,882 23
2011/11/11 110 $228 -86% 1 $228   $22,110 30
2011/12/02 84 $1,539   1 $1,539   $23,649 51
2011/12/09 97 $667 -57% 2 $334   $24,316 58
2011/12/16 94 $138 -79% 1 $138   $24,454 65
2011/12/30 73 $2,537   2 $1,269   $26,991 79
2012/01/06 75 $3,312 +31% 2 $1,656   $30,303 86
2012/01/27 73 $1,706   2 $853   $32,009 107
2012/02/24 99 $1,066   1 $1,066   $35,671 135
2012/03/02 103 $385 -64% 1 $385   $36,056 142

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