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Bugs (2017)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,423Details
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With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is a documentary that provides a perfect entry point to insect cuisine. For three years, a cast of food adventurers from the Nordic Food Lab traveled the world—from Europe to Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond—to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects had to say. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen followed them as they foraged, farmed, cooked and tasted everything from revered termite queens and desert-delicacy honey ants to venomous giant hornets and long-horned grasshoppers. Throughout the team’s experiences, some hard questions started to emerge. If industrially-produced insects become the norm, will they be as delicious and as beneficial as the ones in diverse, resilient ecosystems and cuisines around the world? And who will actually benefit as edible insects are scaled up? Equal parts travelogue, nature documentary, food porn and political treatise, Bugs is a film that makes an argument for the inherent flavor of insects and raises questions about the future of our food culture along the way.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,201-15,300) 15,245 $3,423
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,801-20,900) 20,856 $3,423
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,301-7,400) 7,319 $3,423

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 27th, 2017 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 74 minutes
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Keywords: Environment, Food, Wine
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Danish Documentary Production, Rosforth Productions
Production Countries: Denmark,

Production and Technical Credits

Sigrid Dyekjaer    Producer
Andreas Johnsen    Executive Producer
Sigrid Dyekjaer    Executive Producer
Eva Mulvad    Executive Producer
Mikala Krogh    Executive Producer
Pernille Rose Gronkjaer    Executive Producer
Menno Boerema    Editor
Mikkel Hess    Composer
Nikolaj Hess    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/29 100 $951   1 $951   $1,473 1
2017/10/13 105 $252   2 $126   $2,562 3
2017/10/20 106 $434 +72% 3 $145   $3,264 4
2017/10/27 110 $32 -93% 1 $32   $3,415 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/29 100 $1,788   1 $1,788   $2,310 2
2017/10/13 110 $520   3 $173   $2,830 4
2017/10/20 107 $553 +6% 3 $184   $3,383 5
2017/10/27 112 $40 -93% 1 $40   $3,423 6

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