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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $132,409Details
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From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,701-10,800) 10,769 $132,409
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,801-14,900) 14,872 $132,409
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,708 $132,409

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 22nd, 2013 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Philosopher, Political, Jewish, Bigotry, Academics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sleeping Train
Production Countries: France,
United States


Noam Chomsky    Himself
Michel Gondry    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Michel Gondry    Screenwriter
Georges Bermann    Producer
Michel Gondry    Producer
Raffi Adlan    Producer
Julie Fong    Producer
Adam M. Weber    Editor
Sophie Reine    Editor
Gautier De Faultrier    Sound Editor
Gautier De Faultrier    Sound Mixer

Per Theater Chart: Frozen has a Hot Opening

November 26th, 2013

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Frozen begun its short prestige release before its wide expansion on Wednesday and it was fantastic. The film pulled in $243,390 in one theater giving it the best per theater average for the year so far, topping Blue Jasmine and pushing Spring Breakers into third place. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was in a distant second place with an average of $37,971 in more than 4,000 theaters. Philomena did very well with an average of $32,109 in four theaters. The Great Beauty remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $17,452 in three theaters. Nebraska rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $11,634 in 28 theaters. It should continue to expand and start hitting major milestones. More...

Limited Releases: Limited Releases are Frozen Out

November 22nd, 2013

Frozen poster

This week's list of limited releases is kind of mixed. Frozen is coming out this week for a prestige opening before expanding wide on Wednesday and it is virtually guaranteed box office success. On the other hand, most of the rest of the films are documentaries, which almost never have breakout success. Every documentary on this list looks interesting, but of the non-Frozen releases, I think Philomena has the best shot at box office success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/11/22 45 $28,934   3 $9,645   $28,934 1
2013/11/29 49 $17,286 -40% 6 $2,881   $57,454 2
2013/12/06 46 $11,401 -34% 8 $1,425   $78,348 3
2013/12/20 40 $3,955   8 $494   $82,303 5
2013/12/27 48 $7,177 +81% 13 $552   $123,357 6
2014/01/03 56 $3,544 -51% 13 $273   $132,409 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2013/11/22 44 $40,168   3 $13,389   $40,168 1
2013/11/29 43 $26,779 -33% 6 $4,463   $66,947 2
2013/12/06 44 $21,712 -19% 8 $2,714   $88,659 3
2013/12/20 46 $7,373   8 $922   $116,180 5
2013/12/27 45 $12,685 +72% 13 $976   $128,865 6

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