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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017)

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $113,279Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $45,833 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $45,833
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The saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves—and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community—over the course of a five-year legal battle.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,901-11,000) 10,999 $113,279
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,101-15,200) 15,157 $113,279
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,897 $113,279

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 19th, 2017 (Limited) by PBS Distribution
Video Release: September 12th, 2017 by PBS
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: 2000s, Investment Banking, Bankruptcy, Corporate Malfeasance, Corporate Life, Immigration, White Collar Crime
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Films, Frontline, ITVS, Blue Ice Film Fund
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Thomas Sung    Himself
Jill Sung    Herself
Vera Sung    Herself
Heather Sung    Herself
Hwei Lin Sung    Herself
Chanterelle Sung    Herself


Cyrus Vance Jr.    Himself
Polly Greenberg    Herself
Neil Barofsky    Himself
Kevin Puvalowski    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Mark Mitten    Producer
Julie Goldman    Producer
Gordon Quinn    Executive Producer
Christopher Clements    Executive Producer
Betsy Steinberg    Executive Producer
Justine Nagan    Executive Producer
Raney Aronson-Rath    Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer    Executive Producer
Neil Tabatznik    Co-Executive Producer
Steven Silver    Co-Executive Producer
Robin Smith    Co-Executive Producer
Fenell Doremus    Co-Producer
Nick Verbitsky    Co-Producer
Tom Bergmann    Cinematographer
John Farbrother    Editor
David E. Simpson    Editor
Joshua Abrams    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/05/19 - $12,528   1 $12,528   $12,528 1
2017/05/26 55 $10,357 -17% 2 $5,179   $28,284 2
2017/06/02 82 $1,794 -83% 1 $1,794   $33,024 3
2017/06/09 50 $12,428 +593% 5 $2,486   $50,465 4
2017/06/16 50 $14,268 +15% 7 $2,038   $69,735 5
2017/06/23 50 $12,643 -11% 7 $1,806   $93,170 6
2017/06/30 70 $3,001 -76% 3 $1,000   $100,521 7
2017/07/14 79 $1,453   2 $727   $104,621 9
2017/07/21 83 $1,019 -30% 2 $510   $108,451 10
2017/07/28 78 $1,434 +41% 3 $478   $111,755 11
2017/08/04 79 $1,245 -13% 1 $1,245   $113,279 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/05/19 52 $17,927   1 $17,927   $17,927 1
2017/05/26 56 $13,303 -26% 2 $6,652   $31,230 2
2017/06/02 65 $6,807 -49% 1 $6,807   $38,037 3
2017/06/09 51 $17,430 +156% 5 $3,486   $55,467 4
2017/06/16 49 $25,060 +44% 8 $3,133   $80,527 5
2017/06/23 56 $16,993 -32% 7 $2,428   $97,520 6
2017/06/30 73 $5,648 -67% 3 $1,883   $103,168 7
2017/07/14 74 $4,264   3 $1,421   $107,432 9
2017/07/21 79 $2,889 -32% 2 $1,445   $110,321 10
2017/07/28 85 $1,713 -41% 3 $571   $112,034 11

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