The Great Debaters

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$30,236,407
Summary Details
DistributorMGM/Weinstein
Opening$6,005,180
1,171 theaters
MPAAPG-13
Running Time2 hr 6 min
GenresBiography Drama Romance
In Release373 days/53 weeks
Widest Release1,290 theaters