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Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $71,916Details
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After Steven Spielberg’s classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene…except one; the film’s explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project’s culmination, chronicling the friends’ dedication to their artistic vision—mixed in with some movie magic—to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,601-11,700) 11,619 $71,916
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 16,001-16,100) 16,035 $71,916
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,405 $71,916

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 17th, 2016 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
Video Release: June 17th, 2016 by Drafthouse
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: 1980s, Mississippi, Film Festival
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Jeremy Coon Productions, Drafthouse Films
Production Countries: United States


Chris Strompolos    Himself
Eric Zala    Himself
Jayson Lamb    Himself
Angela Rodrigues    Herself
John Rhys-Davies    Himself
Eli Roth    Himself
Chris Gore    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Jeremy Coon    Producer
Tim Skousen    Producer
Jonathan Coon    Executive Producer
Kyle Newman    Executive Producer
Ed Stephenson    Director of Photography
Tim Irwin    Director of Photography
Barry Poltermann    Editor
Anton Sanko    Music By
Tim Skousen    Written By
Jeremy Coon    Written By

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

Home Market Releases for August 16th, 2016

August 16th, 2016

The Fits

There are a lot of releases on this week’s list, but most of them are like The Angry Birds Movie on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 4K Combo Pack. They are good, but not good enough to be a Pick of the Week contender. The best new release is The Fits, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand. More...

Theater Averages: Dory Finds Her Way to the Top with $31,373

June 21st, 2016

Finding Dory

Finding Dory not only earned first place on the weekend box office chart, but it also earned first place on the theater average chart with $31,373 per theater. Homeless Billionaire was next with $19,771 in its lone theater. Tickled earned an average of $10,949 in two theaters. Meanwhile, Central Intelligence was right behind with an average of $10,130. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases have Dozens of Uses

June 17th, 2016

Swiss Army Man

There's not a lot of limited releases coming out this week, but there is one that I'm really interested in seeing: Swiss Army Man. Its reviews are not the best, but its premise is certainly intriguing. On the other hand, Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is a better movie for fans of movies. It is certainly worth at least a VOD rental. More...

Home Market Releases for June 14th, 2016

June 14th, 2016

Hello, My Name is Doris

It is a much slower week than it was last time. In fact, the only two reviews this week were for releases that came out last week. That doesn't mean we don't have any good releases and there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Of these, Hello, My Name is Doris is the one I'm most interested in buying and the Blu-ray, while not loaded with extras, is the Pick of the Week. I'm also giving an honorary Puck of the Week to Dark Matter: Season 1, which is a Canadian Sci-fi series.

(On a side note, Amazon's list of new releases is a mess with a bunch of Game of Thrones and Star Trek titles, most of which don't even have images. This made sorting through the new releases a lot harder.) More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/17 40 $26,059   24 $1,086   $26,059 1
2016/06/24 63 $5,799 -78% 12 $483   $42,004 2
2016/07/01 74 $2,288 -61% 6 $381   $46,772 3
2016/07/08 63 $6,959 +204% 13 $535   $56,202 4
2016/07/15 81 $1,972 -72% 9 $219   $61,054 5
2016/07/22 85 $998 -49% 4 $250   $62,948 6
2016/07/29 93 $504 -49% 1 $504   $68,064 7
2016/08/05 74 $2,210 +338% 4 $553   $70,658 8
2016/08/12 104 $84 -96% 1 $84   $71,131 9
2016/08/19 101 $389 +363% 1 $389   $71,877 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/06/17 44 $36,205   27 $1,341   $36,205 1
2016/06/24 67 $8,279 -77% 13 $637   $44,484 2
2016/07/01 80 $4,759 -43% 8 $595   $49,243 3
2016/07/08 67 $9,839 +107% 17 $579   $59,082 4
2016/07/15 83 $2,868 -71% 10 $287   $61,950 5
2016/07/22 79 $5,610 +96% 8 $701   $67,560 6
2016/07/29 103 $888 -84% 2 $444   $68,448 7
2016/08/05 82 $2,599 +193% 5 $520   $71,047 8
2016/08/12 106 $441 -83% 3 $147   $71,488 9
2016/08/19 110 $428 -3% 2 $214   $71,916 10

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