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Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $263,723Details
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Synopsis

As our country continues to embroil itself in foreign wars and once again pins its hopes on a new leader’s promise for change, this documentary is a tribute to an unlikely American hero. Phil Ochs, a folk singing legend, who many called “the emotional heart of his generation,” loved his country and he pursued its honor, in song and action, with a ferocity that had no regard for consequences. Wielding only a battered guitar, a clear voice and a quiver of razor sharp songs, he tirelessly fought the “good fight” for peace and justice throughout his short life.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,601-9,700) 9,637 $263,723
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 12,801-12,900) 12,872 $263,723
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,858 $263,723

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 5th, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Mental Illness, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 2 Lefts Don't Make A Right Productions, Barking Dog Productions, Inc
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2011 Theater Average 60 $18,211 Jan 7, 2011 5

Cast

Phil Ochs    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Kenneth Bowser
Director   
Producer    Michael Cohl
Producer    Kenneth Bowser
Producer    Michael Ochs
Editor    Pamela Scott Arnold
Editor    Ian B. Wile
Co-Producer    Lizzy McGlynn
Co-Producer    Brian MacDonald
Associate Producer    Katie Ehrman
Associate Producer    Zev Greenfield
Associate Producer    Riva Marker
Composer    Phil Ochs

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July 18th, 2011

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January 18th, 2011

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Per Theater Chart: Phil Ochs has Fortunate Start

January 11th, 2011

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune opened on top of the per theater chart with $18,211 in one theater over the weekend and $26,846 since Wednesday. This pushed Blue Valentine into second place with an average of $17,608; however, Valentine also saw its theater count balloon from 4 to 40. Another Year added one more theater, but it wasn't enough to keeps its overall box office level, as its average slipped to $12,466. The Illusionist hung on with an average of $10,996, but I think it has taken too long and it might be too late to expand significantly. More...

Quality Limited Releases are not Entirely Absent

January 7th, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/01/07 50 $18,211   1 $18,211   $26,846 1
2011/01/14 57 $12,377 -32% 1 $12,377   $49,958 2
2011/01/21 64 $5,918 -52% 1 $5,918   $62,469 3
2011/01/28 72 $4,486 -24% 1 $4,486   $70,737 4
2011/02/04 66 $5,846 +30% 3 $1,949   $78,694 5
2011/02/11 97 $965 -83% 1 $965   $83,927 6
2011/02/18 72 $6,857 +611% 3 $2,286   $90,784 7
2011/02/25 84 $2,777 -60% 2 $1,389   $98,217 8
2011/03/04 62 $14,953 +438% 7 $2,136   $117,465 9
2011/03/11 62 $15,625 +4% 12 $1,302   $138,170 10
2011/03/18 56 $26,089 +67% 13 $2,007   $170,525 11
2011/03/25 73 $10,602 -59% 12 $884   $193,903 12
2011/04/01 86 $6,162 -42% 11 $560   $208,473 13
2011/04/08 90 $3,766 -39% 7 $538   $218,204 14
2011/04/15 91 $2,347 -38% 5 $469   $227,803 15
2011/04/22 110 $897 -62% 1 $897   $233,104 16
2011/04/29 96 $2,663 +197% 2 $1,332   $235,767 17
2011/05/06 107 $1,781 -33% 3 $594   $241,873 18
2011/05/13 120 $646 -64% 2 $323   $243,640 19
2011/05/20 115 $480 -26% 1 $480   $244,448 20
2011/05/27 93 $945 +97% 1 $945   $247,564 21
2011/06/03 98 $1,017 +8% 2 $509   $249,393 22
2011/06/24 111 $430   1 $430   $251,561 25
2011/07/01 82 $2,176 +406% 1 $2,176   $254,848 26
2011/07/29 112 $430   1 $430   $259,362 30

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/17 50 $3,157   1 $3,157   $53,115 13
2011/02/21 84 $331   3 $110   $91,115 48
2011/05/30 90 $199   1 $199   $247,564 146
2011/07/04 79 $525   1 $525   $255,373 181

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/12/31 66 $8,635   1 $8,635   $8,635 1
2011/01/07 53 $18,211 +111% 1 $18,211   $37,581 2
2011/01/14 55 $18,970 +4% 1 $18,970   $56,551 3
2011/01/21 63 $9,700 -49% 1 $9,700   $66,251 4
2011/01/28 69 $6,597 -32% 1 $6,597   $72,848 5
2011/02/04 63 $10,114 +53% 3 $3,371   $82,962 6
2011/02/11 106 $965 -90% 1 $965   $83,927 7
2011/02/18 67 $11,513 +1,093% 3 $3,838   $95,440 8
2011/02/25 77 $7,072 -39% 2 $3,536   $102,512 9
2011/03/04 61 $20,033 +183% 7 $2,862   $122,545 10
2011/03/11 62 $21,891 +9% 13 $1,684   $144,436 11
2011/03/18 56 $38,865 +78% 13 $2,990   $183,301 12
2011/03/25 72 $19,010 -51% 12 $1,584   $202,311 13
2011/04/01 86 $9,259 -51% 11 $842   $214,438 14
2011/04/08 78 $11,018 +19% 8 $1,377   $225,456 15
2011/04/15 84 $6,751 -39% 6 $1,125   $232,207 16
2011/04/22 118 $897 -87% 1 $897   $233,104 17
2011/04/29 101 $2,663 +197% 7 $380   $240,092 18
2011/05/06 108 $2,902 +9% 3 $967   $242,994 19
2011/05/13 121 $974 -66% 2 $487   $243,968 20
2011/05/20 110 $2,651 +172% 3 $884   $246,619 21
2011/05/27 99 $1,757 -34% 2 $879   $248,376 22
2011/06/03 100 $1,827 +4% 2 $914   $250,203 23
2011/06/17 105 $928   1 $928   $251,131 25
2011/06/24 106 $1,541 +66% 2 $771   $252,672 26
2011/07/01 76 $5,771 +274% 2 $2,886   $258,443 27
2011/07/08 115 $489 -92% 1 $489   $258,932 28
2011/07/29 97 $2,378   1 $2,378   $261,310 31
2011/08/05 122 $795 -67% 1 $795   $262,105 32
2011/08/12 126 $718 -10% 1 $718   $262,823 33
2011/08/26 122 $900   1 $900   $263,723 35

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