Bowling for Columbine

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Grosses

Domestic (37.2%)
$21,576,018
Summary Details
DistributorUnited Artists
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Opening$209,148
8 theaters
Budget$4,000,000
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr
GenresCrime Documentary Drama
In Release447 days/63 weeks
Widest Release248 theaters

Key:Estimated

DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Oct 18, 2002Friday19$210,000--46$4,565$534,5038
Oct 19, 2002Saturday19$300,000+42.9%-46$6,521$834,5039
Oct 20, 2002Sunday17$215,000-28.3%-46$4,673$1,052,55410
Oct 21, 2002Monday17$90,000-58.1%-46$1,956$1,142,55411
Oct 22, 2002Tuesday17$95,000+5.6%-46$2,065$1,237,55412
Oct 23, 2002Wednesday17$92,000-3.2%-46$2,000$1,329,55413
Oct 24, 2002Thursday17$85,000-7.6%-46$1,847$1,421,19014
Nov 1, 2002Friday13$420,000--162$2,592$3,397,04622
Nov 2, 2002Saturday11$695,000+65.5%-162$4,290$4,092,04623
Nov 3, 2002Sunday10$430,000-38.1%-162$2,654$4,518,23924
Nov 4, 2002Monday10$155,000-64%-162$956$4,673,23925
Nov 5, 2002Tuesday10$190,000+22.6%-162$1,172$4,863,23926
Nov 15, 2002Friday13$370,248--248$1,492$7,905,37336
Nov 16, 2002Saturday13$556,690+50.4%-248$2,244$8,462,06337
Nov 17, 2002Sunday11$336,442-39.6%-248$1,356$8,798,50538
Nov 18, 2002Monday10$120,074-64.3%-248$484$8,918,57939
Nov 19, 2002Tuesday10$159,166+32.6%-248$641$9,077,74540
Nov 20, 2002Wednesday10$131,022-17.7%-248$528$9,208,76741
Nov 21, 2002Thursday10$149,702+14.3%-248$603$9,358,46942
Nov 22, 2002Friday14$289,457+93.4%-21.8%244$1,186$9,647,92643
Nov 23, 2002Saturday14$431,941+49.2%-22.4%244$1,770$10,079,86744
Nov 24, 2002Sunday12$262,069-39.3%-22.1%244$1,074$10,341,93645
Nov 25, 2002Monday12$112,523-57.1%-6.3%244$461$10,454,45946
Nov 26, 2002Tuesday12$149,042+32.5%-6.4%244$610$10,603,50147
Nov 27, 2002Wednesday13$173,215+16.2%+32.2%227$763$10,776,71648
Nov 28, 2002
Thanksgiving
Thursday15$171,114-1.2%+14.3%227$753$10,947,83049
Nov 29, 2002Friday15$374,235+118.7%+29.3%217$1,724$11,322,06550
Nov 30, 2002Saturday15$375,126+0.2%-13.2%217$1,728$11,697,19151
Dec 1, 2002Sunday15$217,321-42.1%-17.1%217$1,001$11,914,51252
Dec 2, 2002Monday14$71,719-67%-36.3%217$330$11,986,23153
Dec 3, 2002Tuesday14$91,606+27.7%-38.5%217$422$12,077,83754
Dec 4, 2002Wednesday14$81,129-11.4%-53.2%217$373$12,158,96655
Dec 5, 2002Thursday14$87,176+7.5%-49.1%217$401$12,246,14256
Dec 6, 2002Friday16$189,781+117.7%-49.3%246$771$12,435,92357
Dec 7, 2002Saturday16$275,642+45.2%-26.5%246$1,120$12,711,56558
Dec 8, 2002Sunday15$163,731-40.6%-24.7%246$665$12,875,29659
Dec 9, 2002Monday14$72,299-55.8%+0.8%246$293$12,947,59560
Dec 10, 2002Tuesday14$88,581+22.5%-3.3%246$360$13,036,17661
Dec 11, 2002Wednesday14$83,369-5.9%+2.8%246$338$13,119,54562
Dec 12, 2002Thursday14$87,134+4.5%<0.1%246$354$13,206,67963
Dec 13, 2002Friday16$153,938+76.7%-18.9%234$657$13,360,61764
Dec 14, 2002Saturday16$240,101+56%-12.9%234$1,026$13,600,71865
Dec 15, 2002Sunday15$168,371-29.9%+2.8%234$719$13,769,08966
Dec 16, 2002Monday15$82,132-51.2%+13.6%234$350$13,851,22167
Dec 17, 2002Tuesday15$89,914+9.5%+1.5%234$384$13,941,13568
Dec 18, 2002Wednesday16$74,212-17.5%-11%234$317$14,015,34769
Dec 19, 2002Thursday16$75,562+1.8%-13.3%234$322$14,090,90970
Dec 20, 2002Friday18$98,231+30%-36.2%195$503$14,189,14071
Dec 21, 2002Saturday16$148,039+50.7%-38.3%195$759$14,337,17972
Dec 22, 2002Sunday16$139,764-5.6%-17%195$716$14,476,94373
Dec 23, 2002Monday16$88,694-36.5%+8%195$454$14,565,63774
Dec 24, 2002Tuesday16$46,721-47.3%-48%195$239$14,612,35875
Dec 25, 2002
Christmas Day
Wednesday20$59,731+27.8%-19.5%195$306$14,672,08976
Dec 26, 2002Thursday19$114,439+91.6%+51.5%195$586$14,786,52877
Dec 27, 2002Friday20$128,058+11.9%+30.4%175$731$14,914,58678
Dec 28, 2002Saturday20$155,555+21.5%+5.1%175$888$15,070,14179
Dec 29, 2002Sunday20$133,602-14.1%-4.4%175$763$15,203,74380
Dec 30, 2002Monday21$112,064-16.1%+26.3%175$640$15,315,80781
Dec 31, 2002
New Year's Eve
Tuesday23$58,077-48.2%+24.3%175$331$15,373,88482
Jan 1, 2003
New Year's Day
Wednesday22$138,510+138.5%+131.9%175$791$15,512,39483
Jan 2, 2003Thursday22$106,112-23.4%-7.3%175$606$15,618,50684
Jan 3, 2003Friday19$115,612+9%-9.7%198$583$15,734,11885
Jan 4, 2003Saturday20$180,783+56.4%+16.2%198$913$15,914,90186
Jan 5, 2003Sunday20$115,976-35.8%-13.2%198$585$16,030,87787
Jan 6, 2003Monday21$54,330-53.2%-51.5%198$274$16,085,20788
Jan 7, 2003Tuesday20$65,244+20.1%+12.3%198$329$16,150,45189
Jan 8, 2003Wednesday19$64,594-1%-53.4%198$326$16,215,04590
Jan 9, 2003Thursday19$63,447-1.8%-40.2%198$320$16,278,49291
Jan 10, 2003Friday22$103,175+62.6%-10.8%204$505$16,381,66792
Jan 11, 2003Saturday22$150,431+45.8%-16.8%204$737$16,532,09893
Jan 12, 2003Sunday21$99,003-34.2%-14.6%204$485$16,631,10194
Jan 13, 2003Monday21$38,086-61.5%-29.9%204$186$16,669,18795
Jan 14, 2003Tuesday21$47,888+25.7%-26.6%204$234$16,717,07596
Jan 15, 2003Wednesday21$47,404-1%-26.6%204$232$16,764,47997
Jan 16, 2003Thursday21$53,775+13.4%-15.2%204$263$16,818,25498
Jan 17, 2003Friday23$92,413+71.9%-10.4%213$433$16,910,66799
Jan 18, 2003Saturday24$139,916+51.4%-7%213$656$17,050,583100
Jan 19, 2003Sunday25$108,848-22.2%+9.9%213$511$17,159,431101
Jan 20, 2003
MLK Day
Monday25$72,269-33.6%+89.8%213$339$17,231,700102
Jan 21, 2003Tuesday23$40,225-44.3%-16%213$188$17,271,925103
Jan 22, 2003Wednesday22$37,554-6.6%-20.8%213$176$17,309,479104
Jan 23, 2003Thursday22$46,235+23.1%-14%213$217$17,355,714105
Jan 24, 2003Friday25$66,416+43.6%-28.1%188$353$17,422,130106
Jan 25, 2003Saturday25$101,995+53.6%-27.1%188$542$17,524,125107
Jan 26, 2003Sunday26$41,272-59.5%-62.1%188$219$17,565,397108
Jan 27, 2003Monday23$25,420-38.4%-64.8%188$135$17,590,817109
Jan 28, 2003Tuesday23$29,142+14.6%-27.6%188$155$17,619,959110
Jan 29, 2003Wednesday23$30,342+4.1%-19.2%188$161$17,650,301111
Jan 30, 2003Thursday22$34,015+12.1%-26.4%188$180$17,684,316112
Jan 31, 2003Friday29$51,448+51.3%-22.5%174$295$17,735,764113
Feb 1, 2003Saturday29$79,640+54.8%-21.9%174$457$17,815,404114
Feb 2, 2003Sunday29$53,526-32.8%+29.7%174$307$17,868,930115
Feb 3, 2003Monday27$17,152-68%-32.5%174$98$17,886,082116
Feb 4, 2003Tuesday25$23,467+36.8%-19.5%174$134$17,909,549117
Feb 5, 2003Wednesday26$21,713-7.5%-28.4%174$124$17,931,262118
Feb 6, 2003Thursday26$24,265+11.8%-28.7%174$139$17,955,527119
Feb 7, 2003Friday30$42,060+73.3%-18.2%142$296$17,997,587120
Feb 8, 2003Saturday31$67,019+59.3%-15.8%142$471$18,064,606121
Feb 9, 2003Sunday31$43,429-35.2%-18.9%142$305$18,108,035122
Feb 10, 2003Monday28$15,889-63.4%-7.4%142$111$18,123,924123
Feb 11, 2003Tuesday27$17,342+9.1%-26.1%142$122$18,141,266124
Feb 12, 2003Wednesday27$18,169+4.8%-16.3%142$127$18,159,435125
Feb 13, 2003Thursday28$19,265+6%-20.6%142$135$18,178,700126
Feb 14, 2003Friday30$42,334+119.7%+0.7%172$246$18,221,034127
Feb 15, 2003Saturday27$74,688+76.4%+11.4%172$434$18,295,722128
Feb 16, 2003Sunday26$63,328-15.2%+45.8%172$368$18,359,050129
Feb 17, 2003
Presidents' Day
Monday27$42,957-32.2%+170.4%172$249$18,402,007130
Feb 18, 2003Tuesday25$27,390-36.2%+57.9%172$159$18,429,397131
Feb 19, 2003Wednesday23$29,059+6.1%+59.9%172$168$18,458,456132
Feb 20, 2003Thursday23$31,279+7.6%+62.4%172$181$18,489,735133
Feb 21, 2003Friday26$43,333+38.5%+2.4%118$367$18,533,068134
Feb 22, 2003Saturday26$69,523+60.4%-6.9%118$589$18,602,591135
Feb 23, 2003Sunday26$46,001-33.8%-27.4%118$389$18,648,592136
Feb 24, 2003Monday26$13,079-71.6%-69.6%118$110$18,661,671137
Feb 25, 2003Tuesday25$15,970+22.1%-41.7%118$135$18,677,641138
Feb 26, 2003Wednesday26$13,742-14%-52.7%118$116$18,691,383139
Feb 27, 2003Thursday25$17,809+29.6%-43.1%118$150$18,709,192140
Feb 28, 2003Friday32$37,427+110.2%-13.6%106$353$18,746,619141
Mar 1, 2003Saturday32$63,701+70.2%-8.4%106$600$18,810,320142
Mar 2, 2003Sunday30$45,007-29.3%-2.2%106$424$18,855,327143
Mar 3, 2003Monday29$17,968-60.1%+37.4%106$169$18,873,295144
Mar 4, 2003Tuesday27$21,603+20.2%+35.3%106$203$18,894,898145
Mar 5, 2003Wednesday27$20,824-3.6%+51.5%106$196$18,915,722146
Mar 6, 2003Thursday24$21,589+3.7%+21.2%106$203$18,937,311147
Mar 7, 2003Friday32$42,369+96.3%+13.2%106$399$18,979,680148
Mar 8, 2003Saturday31$70,123+65.5%+10.1%106$661$19,049,803149
Mar 9, 2003Sunday29$50,223-28.4%+11.6%106$473$19,100,026150
Mar 10, 2003Monday28$16,303-67.5%-9.3%106$153$19,116,329151
Mar 11, 2003Tuesday28$20,052+23%-7.2%106$189$19,136,381152
Mar 12, 2003Wednesday28$17,835-11.1%-14.4%106$168$19,154,216153
Mar 13, 2003Thursday27$19,593+9.9%-9.2%106$184$19,173,809154
Mar 14, 2003Friday33$42,859+118.7%+1.2%101$424$19,216,668155
Mar 15, 2003Saturday33$65,667+53.2%-6.4%101$650$19,282,335156
Mar 16, 2003Sunday32$42,227-35.7%-15.9%101$418$19,324,562157
Mar 17, 2003Monday33$13,503-68%-17.2%101$133$19,338,065158
Mar 18, 2003Tuesday33$18,044+33.6%-10%101$178$19,356,109159
Mar 19, 2003Wednesday31$18,221+1%+2.2%101$180$19,374,330160
Mar 20, 2003Thursday30$19,292+5.9%-1.5%101$191$19,393,622161
Mar 21, 2003Friday31$44,007+128.1%+2.7%106$415$19,437,629162
Mar 22, 2003Saturday30$74,445+69.2%+13.4%106$702$19,512,074163
Mar 23, 2003Sunday31$38,098-48.8%-9.8%106$359$19,550,172164
Mar 24, 2003Monday24$29,052-23.7%+115.2%106$274$19,579,224165
Mar 25, 2003Tuesday24$33,339+14.8%+84.8%106$314$19,612,563166
Mar 26, 2003Wednesday26$26,850-19.5%+47.4%106$253$19,639,413167
Mar 27, 2003Thursday24$30,575+13.9%+58.5%106$288$19,669,988168
Mar 28, 2003Friday28$74,445+143.5%+69.2%121$615$19,744,433169
Mar 29, 2003Saturday29$120,007+61.2%+61.2%121$991$19,864,440170
Mar 30, 2003Sunday27$76,656-36.1%+101.2%121$633$19,941,096171
Mar 31, 2003Monday28$23,128-69.8%-20.4%121$191$19,964,224172
Apr 1, 2003Tuesday27$27,478+18.8%-17.6%121$227$19,991,702173
Apr 2, 2003Wednesday24$29,461+7.2%+9.7%121$243$20,021,163174
Apr 3, 2003Thursday24$27,323-7.3%-10.6%121$225$20,048,486175
Apr 4, 2003Friday31$55,254+102.2%-25.8%144$383$20,103,740176
Apr 5, 2003Saturday31$93,520+69.3%-22.1%144$649$20,197,260177
Apr 6, 2003Sunday31$58,013-38%-24.3%144$402$20,255,273178
Apr 7, 2003Monday25$23,290-59.9%+0.7%144$161$20,278,563179
Apr 8, 2003Tuesday25$30,708+31.9%+11.8%144$213$20,309,271180
Apr 9, 2003Wednesday27$26,154-14.8%-11.2%144$181$20,335,425181
Apr 10, 2003Thursday26$31,453+20.3%+15.1%144$218$20,366,878182
Apr 11, 2003Friday33$46,398+47.5%-16%146$317$20,413,276183
Apr 12, 2003Saturday34$76,827+65.6%-17.8%146$526$20,490,103184
Apr 13, 2003Sunday32$46,156-39.9%-20.4%146$316$20,536,259185
Apr 14, 2003Monday30$19,887-56.9%-14.6%146$136$20,556,146186
Apr 15, 2003Tuesday25$26,745+34.5%-12.9%146$183$20,582,891187
Apr 16, 2003Wednesday26$23,871-10.7%-8.7%146$163$20,606,762188
Apr 17, 2003Thursday26$35,223+47.6%+12%146$241$20,641,985189
Apr 18, 2003Friday31$62,002+76%+33.6%121$512$20,703,987190
Apr 19, 2003Saturday32$69,144+11.5%-10%121$571$20,773,131191
Apr 20, 2003
Easter Sunday
Sunday32$41,444-40.1%-10.2%121$342$20,814,575192
Apr 21, 2003Monday31$23,750-42.7%+19.4%121$196$20,838,325193
Apr 22, 2003Tuesday29$21,967-7.5%-17.9%121$181$20,860,292194
Apr 23, 2003Wednesday29$23,116+5.2%-3.2%121$191$20,883,408195
Apr 24, 2003Thursday28$20,857-9.8%-40.8%121$172$20,904,265196
Apr 25, 2003Friday39$30,435+45.9%-50.9%100$304$20,934,700197
Apr 26, 2003Saturday38$51,158+68.1%-26%100$511$20,985,858198
Apr 27, 2003Sunday37$26,614-48%-35.8%100$266$21,012,472199
Apr 28, 2003Monday33$11,881-55.4%-50%100$118$21,024,353200
Apr 29, 2003Tuesday29$16,240+36.7%-26.1%100$162$21,040,593201
Apr 30, 2003Wednesday33$12,883-20.7%-44.3%100$128$21,053,476202
May 1, 2003Thursday31$14,080+9.3%-32.5%100$140$21,067,556203
May 2, 2003Friday40$22,504+59.8%-26.1%88$255$21,090,060204
May 3, 2003Saturday41$35,714+58.7%-30.2%88$405$21,125,774205
May 4, 2003Sunday42$19,802-44.6%-25.6%88$225$21,145,576206
May 5, 2003Monday39$8,400-57.6%-29.3%88$95$21,153,976207
May 6, 2003Tuesday36$11,473+36.6%-29.4%88$130$21,165,449208
May 7, 2003Wednesday35$9,813-14.5%-23.8%88$111$21,175,262209
May 8, 2003Thursday37$8,990-8.4%-36.2%88$102$21,184,252210
May 9, 2003Friday37$17,536+95.1%-22.1%76$230$21,201,788211
May 10, 2003Saturday37$25,007+42.6%-30%76$329$21,226,795212
May 11, 2003Sunday38$18,118-27.5%-8.5%76$238$21,244,913213
May 12, 2003Monday37$6,826-62.3%-18.7%76$89$21,251,739214
May 13, 2003Tuesday34$10,123+48.3%-11.8%76$133$21,261,862215
May 14, 2003Wednesday37$6,410-36.7%-34.7%76$84$21,268,272216
May 15, 2003Thursday34$7,500+17%-16.6%76$98$21,275,772217