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Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $85,999Details
International Box Office $10,605Details
Worldwide Box Office $96,604
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $7,245 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $7,245
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


On January 9, 2006 The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2016 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: July 29th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: December 6th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content, some drug material and violent images.
(Rating bulletin 2433 (Cert #50555), 7/13/2016)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Writing and Writers, False Identity, Archive Footage, Biography, Hoaxes
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Amazon Studios, Magnolia Pictures, A&E Indiefilms, Ratpac Documentary Films, Complex Corporation, VICE
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

J.T. Leroy*    Herself


Bruce Benderson    Himself
Dennis Cooper    Himself
Panio Gianopoulos    Himself
Winona Ryder    Herself
Ira Silverberg    Himself
Terry Gross    Himself
Courtney Love    Herself
Madeleine Brand    Herself

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Jeff Feuerzeig    Screenwriter
Jeff Feuerzeig    Producer
Jim Czarnecki    Producer
Danny Gabai    Producer
Molly Thompson    Producer
Brett Ratner    Producer
Robert Sharenow    Executive Producer
Robert DeBitetto    Executive Producer
James Packer    Executive Producer
Marie-Therese Guirgis    Executive Producer
Eddy Moretti    Executive Producer
Shane Smith    Executive Producer
Henry S Rosenthal    Executive Producer
Richard Henkels    Director of Photography
Michelle M. Witten*    Editor
Walter Werzowa    Composer
Adam Bardach    Co-Producer
Lucas Cellar    Associate Producer
Casey Feldman    Associate Producer

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Theater Averages: Cameraperson Finishes First, Not Last, with $12,760

September 13th, 2016


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Limited and VOD Releases: Live Long and Prosper

September 9th, 2016

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/09/09 60 $23,413   5 $4,683   $23,413 1
2016/09/16 64 $17,637 -25% 22 $802   $48,543 2
2016/09/23 74 $8,805 -50% 25 $352   $66,669 3
2016/09/30 81 $4,019 -54% 19 $212   $75,423 4
2016/10/07 90 $3,074 -24% 14 $220   $80,962 5
2016/10/14 94 $1,862 -39% 13 $143   $84,127 6
2016/10/21 110 $900 -52% 10 $90   $85,622 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/09/09 62 $30,906   5 $6,181   $30,906 1
2016/09/16 65 $26,958 -13% 22 $1,225   $57,864 2
2016/09/23 75 $13,540 -50% 27 $501   $71,404 3
2016/09/30 88 $6,484 -52% 19 $341   $77,888 4
2016/10/07 92 $4,377 -32% 16 $274   $82,265 5
2016/10/14 104 $2,457 -44% 14 $176   $84,722 6
2016/10/21 116 $1,277 -48% 10 $128   $85,999 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 7/29/2016 $10,605 11 11 11 $10,605 8/3/2016
International Total$10,605 8/3/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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