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The Unknown Known (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $275,658Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $336,052 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $47,365 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $383,417
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Errol Morris offers a portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, and a larger-than-life character who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public. Rather than conducting a conventional interview, Morris has Rumsfeld perform and expound on his “snowflakes,” tens of thousands of memos he composed as a congressman and as an advisor to four different presidents, twice as Secretary of Defense. These memos provide a window onto history—not history as it actually happened, but history as Rumsfeld wants us to see it.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,369 $275,658
All Time Worldwide Box Office 12,024 $275,658
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,693 $275,658

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 2nd, 2014 (Limited) by RADiUS-TWC
Video Release: July 1st, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing images and brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2294, 10/16/2013)
Running Time: 102 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Fog of War
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Keywords: Political, War, Directing Yourself, Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Terrorism
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Moxie Pictures, Participant Media, History Films, Sky Atlantic
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 4,070 $480 Jun 20, 2014 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,976 $480 Jun 20, 2014 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,957 $240 Jun 20, 2014 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,497 $565 Jun 13, 2014 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,128 $565 Jun 13, 2014 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 2,205 $188 Jun 13, 2014 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,688 $1,269 Jun 6, 2014 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,081 $1,269 Jun 6, 2014 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,049 $423 Jun 6, 2014 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 5,522 $177 May 30, 2014 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,628 $177 May 30, 2014 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,578 $177 May 30, 2014 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,638 $1,153 May 23, 2014 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,499 $1,153 May 23, 2014 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,734 $231 May 23, 2014 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,409 $659 May 16, 2014 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,928 $659 May 16, 2014 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,009 $220 May 16, 2014 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 6,957 $634 May 9, 2014 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,181 $634 May 9, 2014 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,364 $106 May 9, 2014 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,040 $2,125 May 2, 2014 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,045 $2,125 May 2, 2014 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,612 $142 May 2, 2014 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,820 $8,419 Apr 25, 2014 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,627 $8,419 Apr 25, 2014 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,782 $383 Apr 25, 2014 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,424 $32,674 Apr 18, 2014 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,057 $32,674 Apr 18, 2014 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,929 $667 Apr 18, 2014 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,239 $63,835 Apr 11, 2014 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,715 $63,835 Apr 11, 2014 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,683 $798 Apr 11, 2014 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,654 $64,315 Apr 4, 2014 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,873 $64,315 Apr 4, 2014 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,987 $3,573 Apr 4, 2014 5
Theater Average Limited Release 10,019 $3,573 Apr 4, 2014 5
Top 2014 Theater Average Limited Release 407 $3,573 Apr 4, 2014 5
Never Wide Domestic 3,346 $275,658 Apr 2, 2014 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 6,858 $275,658 Apr 2, 2014 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,010 62 Apr 2, 2014 0

Cast

Donald Rumsfeld    Himself
Errol Morris    Himself
Kenn Medeiros    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Errol Morris
Producer    Amanda Branson Gill
Producer    Robert Fernandez
Executive Producer    Molly Thompson
Executive Producer    Dirk Hoogstra
Executive Producer    Julian P. Hobbs
Executive Producer    Tom Quinn
Executive Producer    Jason Janego
Executive Producer    Josh Braun

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 1st, 2014

June 30th, 2014

It is a terrible week on the home market. The biggest new release according to Amazon.com is Legend of Korra: Book Two, Spirits, which is coming out on DVD and DVD or Blu-ray. However, according to the people sending me a screener, it doesn't come out till the first week of August. The best release on this week's list is The Grand Budapest Hotel, but it came out last month and the Blu-ray arrived late. The best new release on this week's list, that I know is coming out this week, is The Lunchbox and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Under Over Everyone Else

April 8th, 2014

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Under the Skin opened surprisingly well with a per theater average of $33,289 in four theaters. This is the second best opening per theater average for any film released in 2014, well back of The Grand Budapest Hotel's record-breaking debut. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which earned an average of $24,130 in nearly 4,000 theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Afflicting Limited Releases on the Public

April 4th, 2014

Alan Partridge poster

It is a busy week, not only in terms of quantity, but also quality. There are seven films earning 80% positive reviews or higher (at least when I checked last). Some of these, like Afflicted, probably won't find an audience in theaters, because it is just the wrong genre. Others, like The Unknown Known and Watermark, might do well for the genre, but won't find any real measure of mainstream success. On the other hand, Under the Skin and Alan Partridge might find audiences in theaters. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/04 40 $64,315   18 $3,573   $64,315 5
2014/04/11 41 $63,835 -1% 80 $798   $152,198 12
2014/04/18 46 $32,674 -49% 49 $667   $224,646 19
2014/04/25 70 $8,419 -74% 22 $383   $254,068 26
2014/05/02 76 $2,125 -75% 15 $142   $262,613 33
2014/05/09 103 $634 -70% 6 $106   $265,457 40
2014/05/16 90 $659 +4% 3 $220   $266,870 47
2014/05/23 78 $1,153 +75% 5 $231   $268,670 54
2014/05/30 90 $177 -85% 1 $177   $269,151 61
2014/06/06 90 $1,269 +617% 3 $423   $271,175 68
2014/06/13 106 $565 -55% 3 $188   $273,603 75
2014/06/20 97 $480 -15% 2 $240   $275,658 82

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/05/09 - $122   6 $20   $264,945 38
2014/05/10 - $223 +83% 6 $37   $265,168 39
2014/05/23 - $306   5 $61   $267,176 52
2014/05/24 - $418 +37% 5 $84   $267,594 53
2014/05/25 - $429 +3% 5 $86   $268,023 54
2014/05/26 - $60 -86% 5 $12   $268,083 55

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/04 39 $88,363   18 $4,909   $88,363 9
2014/04/11 36 $103,609 +17% 80 $1,295   $191,972 16
2014/04/18 41 $53,677 -48% 49 $1,095   $245,649 23
2014/04/25 60 $14,839 -72% 22 $675   $260,488 30
2014/05/02 83 $4,335 -71% 15 $289   $264,823 37
2014/05/09 102 $1,388 -68% 6 $231   $266,211 44
2014/05/16 83 $1,306 -6% 3 $435   $267,517 51
2014/05/23 79 $1,457 +12% 5 $291   $268,974 58
2014/05/30 86 $932 -36% 1 $932   $269,906 65
2014/06/06 87 $3,132 +236% 3 $1,044   $273,038 72
2014/06/13 95 $2,140 -32% 3 $713   $275,178 79

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