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Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017)

Bill Nye: Science Guy
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $74,909Details
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Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show “Bill Nye The Science Guy” is now the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization founded by Bill’s mentor Carl Sagan, where he’s launching a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research, and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access —as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy — this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,501-11,600) 11,572 $74,909
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,901-16,000) 15,971 $74,909
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,365 $74,909

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 27th, 2017 (Limited) by PBS Distribution
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Agitprop, Science vs. Religion
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Structure Films, Exhibit A Pictures, Complex Corporation, The Redford Center, PBS
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2017 Theater Average 87 $14,350 Nov 10, 2017 17

Documentary Subject(s)

Bill Nye    Himself


Neil deGrasse Tyson    Himself
Joe Bastardi    Himself
Ann Druyan    Herself
Francis Collins    Himself
Heather Berlin    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Seth Gordon    Producer
David Alvarado    Producer
Jason Sussberg    Producer
Kate McLean    Producer
Nick Pampenella    Producer
Walker Deibel    Executive Producer
Mary Rohlich    Executive Producer
Henry S Rosenthal    Executive Producer
Chad Troutwine    Executive Producer
Andre Gaines    Co-Executive Producer
Howard Smith    Co-Executive Producer
David Alvarado    Cinematographer
Annukka Lilja    Editor
Jordan Bolch    Associate Producer
Meena Moossavi    Associate Producer
George Rush    Associate Producer
Tony Rush    Associate Producer
Greg Stikeleather    Associate Producer
Amy W. Zellers    Associate Producer
William Ryan Fritch    Composer
Toros Kose    Animation
Chase Massingill    Animation
Mike Senften    Animation

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November 14th, 2017

Lady Bird

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Theater Averages: The Square Squirreled Away $18,558

November 1st, 2017

The Square

The Square was the only film in the $10,000 club this past weekend. The latest from Ruben Ostlund earned an average of $18,558 in four theaters. This is a better opening than his last film, Force Majeure, which earned more than $1 million domestically. Hopefully this one will do the same. More...

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October 27th, 2017

God’s Own Country

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/27 75 $7,005   1 $7,005   $7,005 1
2017/11/10 57 $14,350   1 $14,350   $22,786 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/27 77 $7,677   1 $7,677   $7,677 1
2017/11/03 98 $759 -90% 1 $759   $8,436 2
2017/11/10 62 $15,056 +1,884% 1 $15,056   $23,492 3
2017/11/17 57 $18,146 +21% 15 $1,210   $41,638 4
2017/11/24 64 $5,554 -69% 5 $1,111   $47,192 5
2017/12/01 62 $11,698 +111% 9 $1,300   $58,890 6
2017/12/08 62 $5,845 -50% 8 $731   $64,735 7
2017/12/15 64 $4,523 -23% 6 $754   $69,258 8
2017/12/29 70 $1,189   3 $396   $70,447 10
2018/01/05 75 $943 -21% 2 $472   $71,390 11
2018/01/12 86 $1,030 +9% 2 $515   $72,520 12
2018/01/26 79 $2,389   2 $1,195   $74,909 14

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