Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and "crazy wisdom" of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; 'one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,' and 'the bad boy of Buddhism,' Trungpa defied categorization. Raised and trained in the rigorous Tibetan monastic tradition, Trungpa came to the West and shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave - he openly smoked, drank, and had intimate relations with students - yet his teachings are recognized as authentic, vast, and influential. Twenty years after his death, with unprecedented access and exclusive archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorAlive Mind Cinema
1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 26 min
In Release403 days/57 weeks
Widest Release5 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Nov 25-27
Thanksgiving 3-Day
Dec 2-4
Dec 9-1177$3,109-65.5%2-$1,554$33,0103
Dec 16-1865$6,381+105.2%4+2$1,595$43,1064
Dec 23-2578$323-94.9%1-3$323$43,7425
Jan 6-890$636-1-$636$44,3787
Jan 13-1578$1,934+204.1%2+1$967$47,1088
Jan 20-22103$294-84.8%1-1$294$47,5949
Jan 27-29105$354+20.4%1-$354$53,28910
Feb 3-5103$220-37.9%1-$220$53,50911
Feb 10-12108$102-53.6%1-$102$55,30312
Feb 17-19118$96-5.9%1-$96$56,82413
Feb 17-20
Presidents' Day wknd
Mar 2-493$2,569-1-$2,569$59,39315
Jun 8-10108$1,149-1-$1,149$68,34829
Jul 13-1579$2,946-1-$2,946$71,29434
Jul 20-2273$3,645+23.7%2+1$1,822$78,31035
Jul 27-2981$2,350-35.5%2-$1,175$83,10236
Aug 3-5105$579-75.4%1-1$579$86,20237