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We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (2013)

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $166,243Details
International Box Office $435,799Details
Worldwide Box Office $602,042
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $35,453 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $35,453
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  4. International
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  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Filmed with the startling immediacy of unfolding history, Academy Award®-winning director Alex Gibney’s WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS details the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Hailed by some as a free-speech hero and others as a traitor and terrorist, the enigmatic Assange’s rise and fall are paralleled with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the brilliant, troubled young soldier who downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from classified U.S. military and diplomatic servers, revealing the behind-the-scenes workings of the government’s international diplomacy and military strategy. In seeking to expose abuse in the corridors of power, Assange and Manning were undermined by forces within and without, as well as by their own human failings. WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS is a riveting, multi-layered tale about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 24th, 2013 (Limited) by Focus Features
International Releases: November 21st, 2013 (Wide) (Peru)
December 12th, 2013 (Wide) (Uruguay)
Video Release: September 10th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing violent images, language and sexual material.
(Rating bulletin 2265, 3/27/2013)
Running Time: 130 minutes
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Keywords: Internet, Political, Whistleblowers, Investigative Journalist, News
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Jigsaw Productions, Global Produce
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,613 $10,516 Jun 14, 2013 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,258 $36,241 Jun 7, 2013 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,954 $30,755 May 31, 2013 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,746 $27,689 May 24, 2013 3

Cast

Julian Assange    Himself
Bradley Manning    Himself
James Ball    Himself
Michael Hayden    Himself
J. William Leonard    Himself
Adrian Lamo    Himself
Jihrleah Showman    Himself
Mark Davis    Himself
Nick Davies    Himself
Robert Manne    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Alex Gibney
Producer    Marc Shmuger
Producer    Alex Gibney
Producer    Alexis Bloom
Executive Producer    Blair Foster
Executive Producer    Jemima Khan
Editor    Andy Grieve
Composer    Will Bates
Director of Photography    Maryse Alberti

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May 29th, 2013

As expected, Before Midnight led the way on the per theater chart with an average $49,383. This is the third best per theater average so far this year, behind just The Place Beyond the Pines and Spring Breakers. The overall box office leader, Fast and Furious 6, was next with an average of $26,620. Fill the Void was relatively close behind with an average of $19,721 in three theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was The Hangover 3 with an average of $11,722. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/24 43 $27,689   4 $6,922   $27,689 3
2013/05/31 35 $30,755 +11% 11 $2,796   $73,566 10
2013/06/07 43 $36,241 +18% 25 $1,450   $128,691 17
2013/06/14 51 $10,516 -71% 11 $956   $158,932 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/24 - $7,484   4 $1,871   $7,484 1
2013/05/25 - $11,057 +48% 4 $2,764   $18,541 2
2013/05/26 - $9,148 -17% 4 $2,287   $27,689 3
2013/05/27 - $6,502 -29% 4 $1,626   $34,191 4
2013/05/28 - $3,175 -51% 4 $794   $37,366 5
2013/05/29 - $2,448 -23% 4 $612   $39,814 6
2013/05/30 - $2,997 +22% 4 $749   $42,811 7
2013/05/31 - $7,279 +143% 11 $662   $50,090 8
2013/06/01 - $12,576 +73% 11 $1,143   $62,666 9
2013/06/02 - $10,900 -13% 11 $991   $73,566 10
2013/06/03 - $3,913 -64% 11 $356   $77,479 11
2013/06/04 - $4,604 +18% 11 $419   $82,083 12
2013/06/05 - $5,128 +11% 11 $466   $87,211 13
2013/06/06 - $5,239 +2% 11 $476   $92,450 14
2013/06/07 - $9,480 +81% 25 $379   $101,930 15
2013/06/08 - $16,345 +72% 25 $654   $118,275 16
2013/06/09 - $10,416 -36% 25 $417   $128,691 17
2013/06/10 - $5,037 -52% 25 $201   $133,728 18
2013/06/11 - $4,641 -8% 25 $186   $138,369 19
2013/06/12 - $4,563 -2% 25 $183   $142,932 20
2013/06/13 - $5,484 +20% 25 $219   $148,416 21
2013/06/14 - $3,238 -41% 11 $294   $151,654 22
2013/06/15 - $4,163 +29% 11 $378   $155,817 23
2013/06/16 - $3,115 -25% 11 $283   $158,932 24
2013/06/17 - $1,788 -43% 11 $163   $160,720 25
2013/06/18 - $1,988 +11% 11 $181   $162,708 26
2013/06/19 - $1,810 -9% 11 $165   $164,518 27
2013/06/20 - $1,725 -5% 11 $157   $166,243 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/05/24 43 $42,811   4 $10,703   $42,811 7
2013/05/31 35 $49,639 +16% 11 $4,513   $92,450 14
2013/06/07 44 $55,966 +13% 25 $2,239   $148,416 21
2013/06/14 54 $17,827 -68% 11 $1,621   $166,243 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Peru 11/21/2013 $2,388 2 2 3 $4,508 12/13/2015
Uruguay 12/12/2013 $607 2 2 2 $607 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $430,684
 
International Total$435,799 12/13/2015

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