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Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,021Details
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A documentary that follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where Politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury—through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on an odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,101-14,200) 14,138 $11,021
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,201-19,300) 19,300 $11,021
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,479 $11,021

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 5th, 2014 (Limited) by Shoot First, Inc.
Video Release: November 2nd, 2014 by TDC
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Political Campaign, Government Corruption, Agitprop, Directing Yourself, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Public Interest Pictures, Shoot First Inc.
Production Countries: United States


Robert Reich    Himself
Noam Chomsky    Himself
Jack Abramoff    Himself
Jerry Springer    Himself
Marianne Williamson    Herself
Thom Hartmann    Himself
Van Jones    Himself
John Nichols    Himself
Marge Baker    Herself
Brad Friedman    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

John Wellington Ennis*    Screenwriter
John Wellington Ennis*    Producer
Holly Mosher    Executive Producer
Rebecca Lynn Minkin    Executive Producer
Vivian Umino    Editor
John Wellington Ennis*    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/05 92 $2,233   1 $2,233   $2,233 1
2014/09/12 84 $2,329 +4% 2 $1,165   $5,876 2
2014/09/19 103 $359 -85% 2 $180   $8,037 3
2014/09/26 100 $921 +157% 2 $461   $9,405 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/09/05 81 $3,547   1 $3,547   $3,547 1
2014/09/12 86 $4,131 +16% 2 $2,066   $7,678 2
2014/09/19 102 $806 -80% 2 $403   $8,484 3
2014/09/26 95 $2,537 +215% 2 $1,269   $11,021 4

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