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Tim's Vermeer (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,670,806Details
International Box Office $53,678Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,724,484
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $865,706 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $865,706
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically--150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning eight years, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 31st, 2014 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: March 5th, 2014 (Wide) (Poland)
July 3rd, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: June 10th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2301, 12/11/2013)
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Artists, Inventor, Directing Yourself
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Penn & Teller
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,734 $3,831 May 23, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,005 $4,056 May 16, 2014 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,241 $4,388 May 9, 2014 101
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,410 $12,986 Apr 25, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,615 $16,621 Apr 18, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,877 $19,790 Apr 11, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,645 $48,855 Apr 4, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,444 $90,463 Mar 28, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,285 $156,478 Mar 21, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,425 $218,175 Mar 14, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,282 $169,030 Mar 7, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,103 $129,008 Feb 28, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,988 $86,570 Feb 21, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,623 $70,681 Feb 14, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,704 $39,011 Feb 7, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,934 $49,777 Jan 31, 2014 3

Cast

Tim Jenison    Himself
Penn Jillette    Himself
David Hockney    Himself
Philip Steadman    Himself
Martin Mull    Himself
Dr. Colin Blakemore    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Penn Jillette
Producer    Farley Ziegler
Executive Producer    Peter Adam Golden
Executive Producer    Glenn S. Alai
Executive Producer    Tim Jenison
Executive Producer    Teller
Editor    Patrick Sheffield
Director of Photography    Shane F. Kelly
Composer    Conrad Pope
Re-recording Mixer    Larry Blake

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 10th, 2014

June 11th, 2014

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Per Theater Chart: Grand Still the Grandest of Them All

March 19th, 2014

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Despite expanding from 4 to 66 theaters, The Grand Budapest Hotel held on well enough to lead the per theater chart with ease. In fact, its average of $55,122 was the second best per theater average for the year, behind only its opening weekend. Bad Words came in second place with an average of $18,884 in six theaters. This is a good opening, but not one that suggests it could naturally expand wide. Fortunately, the film already has a wide release scheduled and as the ad campaign for the wide release ramps up, it should at least become a midlevel hit when compared to its production budget. Enemy was right behind with an estimated $18,000 in its lone theater. Le Week-End was the final film in the $10,000 club as it earned an average of $14,536 in three theaters during its opening weekend of release. More...

Per Theater Chart: Artistic Integrity

February 5th, 2014

Tim's Vermeer poster

Tim's Vermeer led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $14,468 in four theaters. It was the only film to reach $10,000 on the per theater chart this weekend. Peter Brook: The Tightrope did make $10,301 in one theater, but that was over five days. Over the weekend, it pulled in $6,768. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ride Along Completes Hat-trick

February 2nd, 2014

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With distributors aiming for counter-programming over Super Bowl weekend, Ride Along will win this weekend fairly comfortably, according to estimates released on Sunday. Universal is projecting a $12.3 million weekend, down 42% from last time, and a cume by Monday morning of nearly $93 million. That should set the film up to cross $100 million in the next week, and makes it a rare winner of 3 weekends in a row. Second place is a toss-up between Frozen and That Awkward Moment, although Disney is laying claim to the prize right now with $9.3 million projected, up 2% from last weekend thanks to a new sing-along version of Frozen introduced to theaters on Friday. More...

Limited Releases: Best Week Ever?

January 31st, 2014

Best Night Ever poster

It's a rather busy week for limited releases, but not a good week. There are a couple of films that are earning overwhelmingly good reviews, 12 O'Clock Boys and Tim's Vermeer, but there are more films earning terrible reviews. The limited release I'm most interested in are the 2014 Oscar Shorts. This year they are split into four films (live action, animated, and two for the documentaries) and should easily be the biggest limited release of the weekend. The total combined reviews are 30 positive and only 4 negative. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/31 45 $49,777   4 $12,444   $49,777 3
2014/02/07 43 $39,011 -22% 7 $5,573   $127,563 10
2014/02/14 41 $70,681 +81% 12 $5,890   $215,671 17
2014/02/21 38 $86,570 +22% 10 $8,657   $322,638 24
2014/02/28 37 $129,008 +49% 53 $2,434   $491,038 31
2014/03/07 29 $169,030 +31% 65 $2,600   $716,186 38
2014/03/14 - $218,175 +29% 109 $2,002   $1,010,539 45
2014/03/21 29 $156,478 -28% 129 $1,213   $1,242,832 52
2014/03/28 34 $90,463 -42% 94 $962   $1,424,001 59
2014/04/04 50 $48,855 -46% 64 $763   $1,522,043 66
2014/04/11 53 $19,790 -59% 29 $682   $1,569,306 73
2014/04/18 57 $16,621 -16% 28 $594   $1,598,891 80
2014/04/25 63 $12,986 -22% 23 $565   $1,623,541 87
2014/05/09 80 $4,388   8 $549   $1,655,654 101
2014/05/16 72 $4,056 -8% 7 $579   $1,662,566 108
2014/05/23 68 $3,831 -6% 5 $766   $1,670,806 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/14 41 $91,078   12 $7,590   $236,068 21
2014/02/21 38 $125,962 +38% 10 $12,596   $362,030 28
2014/02/28 35 $185,126 +47% 53 $3,493   $547,156 35
2014/03/21 28 $247,184   129 $1,916   $1,333,538 56
2014/03/28 33 $139,650 -44% 94 $1,486   $1,473,188 63
2014/04/04 45 $76,328 -45% 64 $1,193   $1,549,516 70
2014/04/11 50 $32,754 -57% 29 $1,129   $1,582,270 77
2014/04/18 51 $28,285 -14% 28 $1,010   $1,610,555 84
2014/05/09 76 $7,244   8 $906   $1,658,510 105
2014/05/16 58 $8,465 +17% 7 $1,209   $1,666,975 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/3/2014 $10,294 4 4 12 $51,533 12/17/2015
Poland 3/5/2014 $0 0 1 1 $2,145 12/17/2015
 
International Total$53,678 12/17/2015

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