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Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,933Details
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In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels launched a national gift project with the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington DC that would constitute one of the largest gifts in the history of American art: to give a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states. This came sixteen years after the Vogels had transferred their entire collection to NGA, the majority as a gift, making headlines in 1992. During those years at the NGA, the collection had grown to nearly 5,000 pieces, too large for any one museum to contain. As a solution, a national gift project titled The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States was conceived. Though their collection was now worth millions of dollars, the couple did not sell a single piece, instead giving fifty works to one museum in every state. Having worked their whole lives as civil servants, their wish was to give back to the people of the United States.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,401-12,500) 12,484 $38,933
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,101-17,200) 17,154 $38,933
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,105 $38,933

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 13th, 2013 (Limited) by Fine Line
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
Franchise: Herb and Dorothy
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Keywords: Biography, Autumn Years, Artists, Museum, Posthumous Release, Collectors and Collectables
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Fine Line Media
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Herb Vogel    Himself
Dorothy Vogel    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Megumi Sasaki    Producer
Bernadine Colish    Editor
Erik Shirai    Cinematographer
David Majzlin    Composer
Yuki Murai    Associate Producer
Takeshi Yamasaki    Associate Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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September 18th, 2013

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/09/13 76 $6,157   1 $6,157   $6,157 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/09/13 - $7,947   1 $7,947   $7,947 1
2013/09/20 74 $7,389 -7% 4 $1,847   $15,336 2
2013/09/27 75 $6,560 -11% 8 $820   $21,896 3
2013/10/04 76 $6,863 +5% 6 $1,144   $28,759 4
2013/10/11 95 $2,289 -67% 5 $458   $31,048 5
2013/10/18 83 $1,534 -33% 4 $384   $32,582 6
2013/11/01 69 $1,006   1 $1,006   $33,588 8
2013/11/08 70 $1,778 +77% 1 $1,778   $35,366 9
2013/11/15 71 $2,321 +31% 2 $1,161   $37,687 10
2013/11/22 78 $845 -64% 2 $423   $38,110 11
2013/11/29 71 $823 -3% 1 $823   $38,933 12

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