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Merchants of Doubt (2015)

Merchants of Doubt poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $192,362Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $272,373 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $272,373
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities - yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 10,201-10,300) 10,245 $192,362
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,101-14,200) 14,186 $192,362
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,290 $192,362

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 6th, 2015 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: July 7th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2346, 10/26/2014)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Environment, Agitprop
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Classics, Participant Media, Omidyar Network
Production Countries: United States


Patricia Callahan    Herself
Matthew Crawford    Himself
Stanton Glantz    Himself
James Hansen*    Himself
Katherine Hayhoe    Herself
Bob Inglis    Himself
Marc Morano    Himself
William O'Keefe    Himself
Naomi Oreskes    Herself
John Passacantando    Himself
Tim Phillips    Himself
Sam Roe    Himself
Michael Shermer    Himself
Fred Singer    Himself
Jamy Ian Swiss    Himself
James Taylor (Editor)    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Robert Kenner    Producer
Melissa Robledo    Producer
Jeff Skoll    Executive Producer
Pierre Omidyar    Executive Producer
Brian Pearle    Co-Producer
Taki Oldham    Co-Producer
Dylan Nelson    Co-Producer
Mark Adler    Composer
Don Lenzer    Director of Photography
Barry Berona    Director of Photography
Jay Redmond    Director of Photography
Kim Roberts    Editor
Dr. Naomi Oreskes*    Story Creator
Eric M. Conway    Story Creator

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/03/06 62 $20,327   4 $5,082   $20,327 1
2015/03/13 55 $28,588 +41% 10 $2,859   $54,242 2
2015/03/20 53 $40,145 +40% 21 $1,912   $113,264 3
2015/03/27 53 $31,178 -22% 27 $1,155   $153,651 4
2015/04/03 55 $20,156 -35% 30 $672   $192,362 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/03/06 59 $25,654   4 $6,414   $25,654 1
2015/03/13 54 $47,465 +85% 10 $4,747   $73,119 2

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