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Pump (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $72,277Details
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A documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and sets out to explain how we can end it—and finally win choice at the pump. Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. Pump argues that, through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars—cheaper, cleaner and American made—and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
78% - Fresh
82% - Upright

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 19th, 2014 (Limited) by Submarine Deluxe
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2333, 7/30/2014)
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Political, Environment, Agitprop
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Submarine Deluxe, Fuel Freedom Foundation, Ideal Partners
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,943 $30,100 Sep 26, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,120 $42,177 Sep 19, 2014 3


Jason Bateman    Narrator
John Hofmeister    Himself
Phil Near    Himself
Cheryl Near    Herself
Elon Musk    Himself
John Brackett    Himself
David Blume    Himself
Peter Goldmark    Himself
Robert Zubrin    Himself
Anne Korin    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Johnny O'Hara
Producer    Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Producer    Yossie Hollander
Producer    Eyal Aronoff
Executive Producer    Jana Edelbaum
Executive Producer    Rachel Cohen
Associate Producer    Ilana Meirovitch
Associate Producer    Ann Norman
Director of Photography    Martin DiCicco
Editor    Sean P. Keenan
Editor    Philip Norden
Editor    Ryan A. Nichols
Composer    Richard Gibbs
Music Supervisor    Stephanie Diaz-Matos

Per Theater Chart: Yellow Day Opens in the Black

September 24th, 2014

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Awards Season might have begun, as there were six new releases in the $10,000 club this past weekend. Leading the way was Yellow Day, with an estimated $31,000 in one theater. 20,000 Days of Earth was close behind with $27,879 over the weekend and $30,969 over five days, also in one theater. Pump! earned an average of $14,059 in three theaters, which is particularly good for a documentary. A fellow documentary, Art and Craft, was next with an average of $11,500 in two theaters. Not Cool debuted with $10,329 on one theater, which is surprisingly strong, given its lack of reviews. Likewise, Hector and the Search for Happiness earned bad reviews, but still managed an average of $10,212 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Maze Runner Boosts Box Office

September 21st, 2014

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The Maze Runner will be the first film to top $30 million at the box office in six weeks, bringing a welcome boost to the industry at the beginning of the Fall season. With $32.5 million projected for the weekend, and overall positive reviews, Fox could have a modest new franchise on its hands. Things look less rosy for the weekend’s other wide releases. A Walk Among the Tombstones will have a disappointing debut around $13 million—the worst result for a wide release starring Liam Neeson since K-19: The Widowmaker back in 2002, or, if one takes inflation into account, the 1998 version of Les Miserables. This is Where I Leave You lands with a projected $11.86 million, and reviews that aren’t good enough to give it much hope of redemption via word of mouth. More...

Between Zero and 20,000 Limited Releases

September 19th, 2014

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It's an overly busy week for limited releases with nearly two-dozen films on this week's list. There are a number of films on this week's list that are earning outstanding reviews, like 20,000 Days on Earth, or strong buzz, like The Zero Theorem. But there are not a lot earning both. Films like Stop the Pounding Heart or The Guest will likely not live up to their Tomatometer Scores. Tracks is probably the film with the best chance at breakout success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 - $42,177   3 $14,059   $42,177 3
2014/09/26 51 $30,100 -29% 6 $5,017   $72,277 10

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