King Corn

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm


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DistributorBalcony Releasing
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 28 min
In Release447 days/63 weeks
Widest Release8 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Oct 12-1488$6,753-1-$6,753$6,7531
Oct 19-2187$7,337+8.6%3+2$2,445$16,6912
Oct 26-2889$5,597-23.7%3-$1,865$26,1863
Nov 2-478$8,767+56.6%3-$2,922$36,5844
Nov 9-1175$12,660+44.4%8+5$1,582$54,8225
Nov 16-1868$8,602-32.1%6-2$1,433$69,8356
Nov 23-25
Thanksgiving 3-Day
Nov 30-Dec 2
Dec 7-975$5,753+68.1%5-1$1,150$90,4359
Dec 14-1693$976-83%3-2$325$94,04410
Dec 21-2378$49-95%1-2$49$95,65211
Dec 28-3083$703+1,334.7%2+1$351$96,45012
Jan 4-689$75-89.3%1-1$75$97,06213
Feb 8-10105$797-5-$159$105,42218