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The September Issue (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,820,700Details
International Box Office $3,260,982
Worldwide Box Office $7,081,682
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 28th, 2009 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: February 23rd, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 742 $280 Feb 12, 2010 171
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,140 $246 Jan 22, 2010 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,339 $241 Jan 15, 2010 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,547 $30 Jan 8, 2010 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,385 $2,159 Jan 1, 2010 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,812 $1,031 Dec 25, 2009 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,091 $1,174 Dec 18, 2009 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,934 $4,971 Dec 11, 2009 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,201 $4,750 Dec 4, 2009 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,073 $13,908 Nov 27, 2009 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,248 $18,336 Nov 20, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,262 $32,272 Nov 13, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,400 $42,604 Nov 6, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,524 $57,067 Oct 30, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,443 $90,539 Oct 23, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,834 $91,743 Oct 16, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,723 $163,222 Oct 9, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,013 $219,572 Oct 2, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,140 $380,446 Sep 25, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,746 $404,475 Sep 18, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,945 $693,862 Sep 11, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,371 $146,002 Sep 4, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,421 $220,416 Aug 28, 2009 3

Production and Technical Credits

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 23rd, 2010

February 23rd, 2010

We're still in that no-man's land for the home market: it's way too late to take advantage of the Christmas shopping season and it's still too early for most Awards Season releases to be on shelves. There are a few wide releases coming out this week, but only one of them, The Informant!, is worth buying on either DVD or Blu-ray. The best release of the week, and the winner of our Pick of the Week honor, is The Damned United, which is worth picking up on DVD or Blu-ray. Meanwhile, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day - Blu-ray earns the coveted and rarely-awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Featured DVD Review: The September Issue

February 21st, 2010

The September Issue is a documentary about the September issue of Vogue magazine, widely considered the bible of fashion. As anyone who knows me (or the clothes I normally wear) is aware, my knowledge of fashion is zero. It's less than zero. This film, therefore, has a tough road to travel to win me over. But, as always, I remain open-minded. More...

Massive Activity on the Per Theater Chart

October 13th, 2009

No less than six films broke the $10,000 per theater average barrier over the weekend. Paranormal Activity topped the per theater chart with its record-breaking weekend, earning an average of $49,379 in 160 theaters. An Education was relatively close behind with an average of $39,754 in 4 theaters, which is a spectacular result at any time. A Serious Man remained strong with an average of $21,872, which is enough to suggest further significant expansion over the coming weeks. The number one film at the box office, Couples Retreat, was next with an average of $11,429. Yes Men Fix the World and Bronson had nearly identical averages at $10,956 vs. $10,940. More...

Capitalism is a Moneymaker on the Per Theater Chart

September 29th, 2009

Capitalism - A Love Story lead the way on the per theater chart with an average of $57,991 in four theaters over the weekend, while it made nearly $300,000 in just five days. Coco Before Chanel was well back, but it still made an impressive average of $35,427 in five theaters. For both films, this is a good portent for its potential to expand. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men was the only other film in the $10,000 club after it made $18,510 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart Getting Crude

September 16th, 2009

Crude topped the per theater charts with $16,595 in its one theater. The overall box office leader, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, also topped the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,398. More...

No One to Carry the Per Theater Chart

September 9th, 2009

Not a single film reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this weekend. In fact, there weren't even any films that came close. The best movie overall was The September Issue with an average of just $7,303, which was one fifth of its opening per theater average. Granted it did triple its theater count this past weekend, so a decline in its per theater average was expected, but it also saw its overall box office fall by a third. The best new release of the week was All About Steve, which was only halfway there at $4,994. More...

Big Issues on the Per Theater Chart

September 1st, 2009

This proved to be a bumper weekend for movies in limited release. The September Issue was the number one film on the per theater chart, and it won by a huge margin with an average of $36,736 to an average of $12,133 for Big Fan. The Headless Woman was right behind with $11,862 in one theater. Der Baader Meinhof Komplex grew over the weekend to earn $10,564. Brighton Rock returned to the $10,000 club with $10,392 in one theater. And Still Walking was the final film in the $10,000 club, earning an average of $10,149 in two theaters. More...

Big Fan of Limited Releases

August 28th, 2009

There are seven limited releases on this week's list, including a number earning very impressive reviews. That said, I can't see any films that strong shot at mainstream success. Big Fan has a chance, if its reviews hold strong, but most will have to wait till the home market to find an audience, if they find an audience. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/08/28 31 $220,416   6 $36,736   $220,416 3
2009/09/04 39 $146,002 -34% 20 $7,300   $472,219 10
2009/09/11 20 $693,862 +375% 111 $6,251   $1,266,000 17
2009/09/18 23 $404,475 -42% 115 $3,517   $1,934,144 24
2009/09/25 25 $380,446 -6% 143 $2,660   $2,512,304 31
2009/10/02 33 $219,572 -42% 104 $2,111   $2,908,192 38
2009/10/09 39 $163,222 -26% 104 $1,569   $3,175,235 45
2009/10/16 45 $91,743 -44% 77 $1,191   $3,353,855 52
2009/10/23 40 $90,539 -1% 59 $1,535   $3,487,024 59
2009/10/30 43 $57,067 -37% 46 $1,241   $3,590,964 66
2009/11/06 47 $42,604 -25% 30 $1,420   $3,670,280 73
2009/11/13 53 $32,272 -24% 23 $1,403   $3,730,158 80
2009/11/20 58 $18,336 -43% 13 $1,410   $3,765,677 87
2009/11/27 62 $13,908 -24% 13 $1,070   $3,788,846 94
2009/12/04 78 $4,750 -66% 9 $528   $3,801,063 101
2009/12/11 72 $4,971 +5% 8 $621   $3,808,414 108
2009/12/18 76 $1,174 -76% 4 $294   $3,811,853 115
2009/12/25 66 $1,031 -12% 4 $258   $3,813,787 122
2010/01/01 68 $2,159 +109% 3 $720   $3,817,531 129
2010/01/08 94 $30 -99% 1 $30   $3,818,032 136
2010/01/15 88 $241 +703% 2 $121   $3,818,493 143
2010/01/22 91 $246 +2% 1 $246   $3,818,899 150
2010/02/12 98 $280   2 $140   $3,820,503 171

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/08/28 - $77,449   6 $12,908   $77,449 1
2009/08/29 - $86,163 +11% 6 $14,361   $163,612 2
2009/08/30 - $57,021 -34% 6 $9,504   $220,633 3
2009/08/31 - $27,032 -53% 6 $4,505   $247,665 4
2009/09/01 - $27,506 +2% 6 $4,584   $275,171 5
2009/09/02 - $26,691 -3% 6 $4,449   $301,862 6
2009/09/03 - $24,356 -9% 6 $4,059   $326,217 7
2009/09/04 - $46,206 +90% 20 $2,310   $372,423 8
2009/09/05 - $51,356 +11% 20 $2,568   $423,779 9
2009/09/06 - $48,440 -6% 20 $2,422   $472,219 10
2009/09/07 34 $48,845 +1% 20 $2,442   $521,064 11
2009/09/08 - $18,403 -62% 20 $920   $539,467 12
2009/09/09 - $16,923 -8% 20 $846   $556,390 13
2009/09/10 - $15,748 -7% 20 $787   $572,138 14
2009/09/11 - $211,196 +1,241% 111 $1,903   $783,334 15
2009/09/12 - $295,590 +40% 111 $2,663   $1,078,924 16
2009/09/13 - $187,076 -37% 111 $1,685   $1,266,000 17
2009/09/14 - $57,293 -69% 111 $516   $1,323,293 18
2009/09/15 - $68,067 +19% 111 $613   $1,391,360 19
2009/09/16 - $70,630 +4% 111 $636   $1,461,990 20
2009/09/17 - $67,614 -4% 111 $609   $1,529,604 21
2009/09/18 - $115,165 +70% 115 $1,001   $1,644,769 22
2009/09/19 - $166,544 +45% 115 $1,448   $1,811,313 23
2009/09/20 - $122,766 -26% 115 $1,068   $1,934,144 24
2009/09/21 - $44,120 -64% 115 $384   $1,978,264 25
2009/09/22 - $50,907 +15% 115 $443   $2,029,171 26
2009/09/23 - $52,330 +3% 115 $455   $2,081,501 27
2009/09/24 - $50,357 -4% 115 $438   $2,131,858 28
2009/09/25 - $104,877 +108% 143 $733   $2,236,735 29
2009/09/26 - $155,685 +48% 143 $1,089   $2,392,420 30
2009/09/27 - $119,884 -23% 143 $838   $2,512,304 31
2009/09/28 - $44,459 -63% 143 $311   $2,556,763 32
2009/09/29 - $44,102 -1% 143 $308   $2,600,865 33
2009/09/30 - $45,265 +3% 143 $317   $2,646,130 34
2009/10/01 - $42,490 -6% 143 $297   $2,688,620 35
2009/10/02 - $63,608 +50% 104 $612   $2,752,228 36
2009/10/03 - $92,794 +46% 104 $892   $2,845,022 37
2009/10/04 - $63,169 -32% 104 $607   $2,908,191 38
2009/10/05 - $22,279 -65% 104 $214   $2,930,470 39
2009/10/06 - $25,594 +15% 104 $246   $2,956,064 40
2009/10/07 - $28,335 +11% 104 $272   $2,984,399 41
2009/10/08 - $27,614 -3% 104 $266   $3,012,013 42
2009/10/09 - $44,191 +60% 104 $425   $3,056,204 43
2009/10/10 - $67,637 +53% 104 $650   $3,123,685 44
2009/10/11 - $51,394 -24% 104 $494   $3,175,079 45
2009/10/12 - $24,124 -53% 104 $232   $3,199,203 46
2009/10/13 - $19,316 -20% 104 $186   $3,218,519 47
2009/10/14 - $23,209 +20% 104 $223   $3,241,728 48
2009/10/15 - $20,228 -13% 104 $195   $3,262,112 49
2009/10/16 - $23,957 +18% 77 $311   $3,286,069 50
2009/10/17 - $39,057 +63% 77 $507   $3,325,126 51
2009/10/18 - $28,729 -26% 77 $373   $3,353,855 52
2009/10/19 - $9,449 -67% 77 $123   $3,363,304 53
2009/10/20 - $10,800 +14% 77 $140   $3,374,104 54
2009/10/21 - $11,477 +6% 77 $149   $3,385,581 55
2009/10/22 - $10,904 -5% 77 $142   $3,396,485 56
2009/10/23 - $24,114 +121% 59 $409   $3,420,599 57
2009/10/24 - $37,773 +57% 59 $640   $3,458,372 58
2009/10/25 - $28,652 -24% 59 $486   $3,487,024 59
2009/10/26 - $10,420 -64% 59 $177   $3,497,444 60
2009/10/27 - $13,529 +30% 59 $229   $3,510,973 61
2009/10/28 - $11,533 -15% 59 $195   $3,522,506 62
2009/10/29 - $11,391 -1% 59 $193   $3,533,897 63
2009/10/30 - $16,779 +47% 46 $365   $3,550,676 64
2009/10/31 - $19,164 +14% 46 $417   $3,569,840 65
2009/11/01 - $21,124 +10% 46 $459   $3,590,964 66
2009/11/02 - $7,258 -66% 46 $158   $3,598,222 67
2009/11/03 - $9,756 +34% 46 $212   $3,607,978 68
2009/11/04 - $10,243 +5% 46 $223   $3,618,221 69
2009/11/05 - $9,455 -8% 46 $206   $3,627,676 70
2009/11/06 - $11,924 +26% 30 $397   $3,639,600 71
2009/11/07 - $18,877 +58% 30 $629   $3,658,477 72
2009/11/08 - $11,803 -37% 30 $393   $3,670,280 73
2009/11/09 - $5,297 -55% 30 $177   $3,675,577 74
2009/11/10 - $6,558 +24% 30 $219   $3,682,135 75
2009/11/11 - $8,986 +37% 30 $300   $3,691,121 76
2009/11/12 - $6,765 -25% 30 $226   $3,697,886 77
2009/11/13 - $9,152 +35% 22 $416   $3,707,038 78
2009/11/14 - $14,505 +58% 22 $659   $3,721,543 79
2009/11/15 - $8,615 -41% 22 $392   $3,730,158 80
2009/11/16 - $3,709 -57% 22 $169   $3,733,867 81
2009/11/17 - $5,109 +38% 22 $232   $3,738,976 82
2009/11/18 - $4,054 -21% 22 $184   $3,743,030 83
2009/11/19 - $4,311 +6% 22 $196   $3,747,341 84
2009/11/20 - $5,373 +25% 13 $413   $3,752,714 85
2009/11/21 - $7,587 +41% 13 $584   $3,760,301 86
2009/11/22 - $5,376 -29% 13 $414   $3,765,677 87
2009/11/23 - $2,207 -59% 13 $170   $3,767,884 88
2009/11/24 - $2,663 +21% 13 $205   $3,770,547 89
2009/11/25 - $2,538 -5% 13 $195   $3,773,085 90
2009/11/26 - $1,853 -27% 13 $143   $3,774,938 91
2009/11/27 - $4,428 +139% 13 $341   $3,779,366 92
2009/11/28 - $4,817 +9% 13 $371   $3,784,183 93
2009/11/29 - $4,663 -3% 13 $359   $3,788,846 94
2009/11/30 - $1,348 -71% 13 $104   $3,790,194 95
2009/12/01 - $2,026 +50% 13 $156   $3,792,220 96
2009/12/02 - $2,652 +31% 13 $204   $3,794,872 97
2009/12/03 - $1,441 -46% 13 $111   $3,796,313 98
2009/12/04 - $1,491 +3% 9 $166   $3,797,804 99
2009/12/05 - $2,545 +71% 9 $283   $3,800,349 100
2009/12/06 - $713 -72% 9 $79   $3,801,063 101
2009/12/07 - $185 -74% 9 $21   $3,801,248 102
2009/12/08 - $520 +181% 9 $58   $3,801,768 103
2009/12/09 - $859 +65% 9 $95   $3,802,627 104
2009/12/10 - $816 -5% 9 $91   $3,803,443 105
2009/12/11 - $1,202 +47% 8 $150   $3,804,645 106
2009/12/12 - $1,701 +42% 8 $213   $3,806,346 107
2009/12/13 - $1,333 -22% 8 $167   $3,807,679 108
2009/12/14 - $820 -38% 8 $103   $3,808,499 109
2009/12/15 - $694 -15% 8 $87   $3,809,193 110
2009/12/16 - $300 -57% 8 $38   $3,809,493 111
2009/12/17 - $451 +50% 8 $56   $3,810,679 112
2009/12/18 - $347 -23% 4 $87   $3,811,026 113
2009/12/19 - $448 +29% 4 $112   $3,811,474 114
2009/12/20 - $379 -15% 4 $95   $3,811,853 115
2009/12/21 - $210 -45% 4 $53   $3,812,063 116
2009/12/22 - $261 +24% 4 $65   $3,812,324 117
2009/12/23 - $208 -20% 3 $69   $3,812,532 118
2009/12/24 - $224 +8% 3 $75   $3,812,756 119
2009/12/25 - $156 -30% 4 $39   $3,812,912 120
2009/12/26 - $406 +160% 4 $102   $3,813,318 121
2009/12/27 - $469 +16% 4 $117   $3,813,787 122
2009/12/28 - $633 +35% 4 $158   $3,814,420 123
2009/12/29 - $333 -47% 4 $83   $3,814,753 124
2009/12/30 - $435 +31% 4 $109   $3,815,188 125
2009/12/31 - $184 -58% 4 $46   $3,815,372 126
2010/01/01 - $444 +141% 2 $222   $3,815,816 127
2010/01/02 - $867 +95% 2 $434   $3,816,683 128
2010/01/03 - $500 -42% 2 $250   $3,817,183 129
2010/01/04 - $138 -72% 2 $69   $3,817,321 130
2010/01/05 - $78 -43% 3 $26   $3,817,747 131
2010/01/06 - $87 +12% 3 $29   $3,817,834 132
2010/01/07 - $168 +93% 3 $56   $3,818,002 133
2010/01/10 - $30   1 $30   $3,818,032 136
2010/01/11 - $25 -17% 1 $25   $3,818,057 137
2010/01/12 - $10 -60% 1 $10   $3,818,067 138
2010/01/13 - $117 +1,070% 1 $117   $3,818,184 139
2010/01/14 - $68 -42% 1 $68   $3,818,252 140
2010/01/15 - $64 -6% 2 $32   $3,818,316 141
2010/01/16 - $120 +88% 2 $60   $3,818,436 142
2010/01/17 - $57 -53% 2 $29   $3,818,493 143
2010/01/18 71 $29 -49% 2 $15   $3,818,522 144
2010/01/19 - $64 +121% 2 $32   $3,818,586 145
2010/01/20 - $36 -44% 2 $18   $3,818,622 146
2010/01/21 - $31 -14% 2 $16   $3,818,653 147
2010/01/22 - $23 -26% 1 $23   $3,818,676 148
2010/01/23 - $65 +183% 1 $65   $3,818,741 149
2010/01/24 - $158 +143% 1 $158   $3,818,899 150
2010/01/25 - $7 -96% 1 $7   $3,818,906 151
2010/01/26 - $15 +114% 1 $15   $3,818,921 152
2010/01/27 - $290 +1,833% 2 $145   $3,819,211 153
2010/01/28 - $477 +64% 2 $239   $3,819,688 154
2010/02/08 - $30   1 $30   $3,819,718 165
2010/02/09 - $22 -27% 1 $22   $3,819,740 166
2010/02/10 - $181 +723% 2 $91   $3,819,921 167
2010/02/11 - $302 +67% 2 $151   $3,820,223 168
2010/02/12 - $40 -87% 1 $40   $3,820,263 169
2010/02/13 - $212 +430% 2 $106   $3,820,475 170
2010/02/14 - $28 -87% 1 $28   $3,820,503 171
2010/02/15 72 $197 +604% 1 $197   $3,820,700 172

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/08/28 30 $326,217   6 $54,370   $326,217 7
2009/09/04 39 $245,921 -25% 20 $12,296   $572,138 14
2009/09/11 20 $957,531 +289% 111 $8,626   $1,529,669 21
2009/09/18 22 $602,189 -37% 115 $5,236   $2,131,858 28
2009/09/25 25 $556,762 -8% 143 $3,893   $2,688,620 35
2009/10/02 32 $323,393 -42% 104 $3,110   $3,012,013 42
2009/10/09 36 $250,099 -23% 104 $2,405   $3,262,112 49
2009/10/16 43 $134,373 -46% 77 $1,745   $3,396,485 56
2009/10/23 39 $137,412 +2% 61 $2,253   $3,533,897 63
2009/10/30 40 $93,779 -32% 46 $2,039   $3,627,676 70
2009/11/06 47 $70,210 -25% 30 $2,340   $3,697,886 77
2009/11/13 51 $49,455 -30% 23 $2,150   $3,747,341 84
2009/11/20 66 $27,597 -44% 13 $2,123   $3,774,938 91
2009/11/27 63 $21,375 -23% 13 $1,644   $3,796,313 98
2009/12/04 78 $7,130 -67% 9 $792   $3,803,443 105
2009/12/11 76 $7,236 +1% 8 $905   $3,810,679 112
2009/12/18 70 $2,077 -71% 4 $519   $3,812,756 119
2009/12/25 61 $2,616 +26% 4 $654   $3,815,372 126
2010/01/01 69 $2,630 +1% 3 $877   $3,818,002 133
2010/01/08 94 $250 -90% 1 $250   $3,818,252 140
2010/01/15 87 $401 +60% 2 $201   $3,818,653 147
2010/01/22 87 $1,035 +158% 1 $1,035   $3,819,688 154
2010/02/05 103 $535   2 $268   $3,820,223 168
2010/02/12 100 $477 -11% 2 $239   $3,820,700 175

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