Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun

How to create the imagination of movement for fun parks is the theme of this documentary. Although engineers try and try to create machines that shake, tilt, turn, lift and drop people in a way that fools their senses, the real McCoy cannot be imitated: Roller Coasters just let you experience movement much, much more intense than everything else - even on the screen.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$18,798,590
Summary Details
DistributorSony Pictures Classics
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Running Time38 min
GenresAdventure Documentary Short
In Release2,366 days/338 weeks
Widest Release81 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jan 1-355$40,136-13-$3,087$11,694,85778
Jan 8-1054$28,634-28.7%14+1$2,045$11,756,35079
Jan 15-18
MLK wknd
48$35,267-14-$2,519$11,821,549-
Jan 22-2455$35,716-81-$440$11,872,32081
Jan 29-3155$34,312-3.9%15-66$2,287$11,919,58182
Feb 5-752$41,827+21.9%16+1$2,614$11,976,01683
Feb 12-15
Presidents' Day wknd
55$53,801-15-$3,586$12,039,900-
Feb 19-2144$57,713-14-$4,122$12,125,78485
Feb 26-2853$42,976-25.5%14-$3,069$12,196,41786
Mar 12-1451$58,314-10-$5,831$12,328,29588
Mar 19-2151$52,402-10.1%10-$5,240$12,415,49289
Mar 26-2857$41,627-20.6%10-$4,162$12,488,74790
Apr 9-1160$42,637-8-$5,329$12,629,29692
Apr 16-1860$41,227-3.3%10+2$4,122$12,695,90893
May 14-1654$45,519-11-$4,138$13,003,84497
May 21-2353$42,739-6.1%11-$3,885$13,078,45798
May 28-31
Memorial Day wknd
52$61,234-11-$5,566$13,188,794-
Jun 4-654$50,778-10-$5,077$13,264,697100
Jun 11-1355$42,763-15.8%9-1$4,751$13,302,409101
Jun 18-2055$43,101+0.8%9-$4,789$13,439,071102
Jun 25-2754$44,134+2.4%9-$4,903$13,559,905103
Jul 2-452$34,035-22.9%9-$3,781$13,682,359104
Jul 9-1150$44,646+31.2%9-$4,960$13,747,005105
Jul 16-1854$41,701-6.6%9-$4,633$13,840,498106
Jul 23-2551$47,078+12.9%12+3$3,923$13,988,731107
Jul 30-Aug 149$58,033+23.3%12-$4,836$14,092,014108
Aug 6-848$75,054+29.3%12-$6,254$14,210,539109
Aug 13-1557$41,956-44.1%12-$3,496$14,304,772110
Aug 20-2259$36,913-12%12-$3,076$14,391,767111
Aug 27-2965$32,016-13.3%12-$2,668$14,468,350112
Oct 15-1766$18,167-11-$1,651$14,737,253119
Jun 30-Jul 265$25,600-2-$12,800$15,745,607156
Jul 7-969$25,850+1%2-$12,925$15,799,868157
Jul 14-1665$27,435+6.1%2-$13,717$15,871,107158
Jul 21-2368$25,930-5.5%2-$12,965$16,014,699159
Jul 28-3058$40,602+56.6%2-$20,301$16,123,454160
Aug 4-656$49,598+22.2%4+2$12,399$16,223,067161
Aug 11-1362$45,238-8.8%4-$11,309$16,298,337162
Aug 18-2060$35,423-21.7%4-$8,855$16,375,244163
Aug 25-2765$30,795-13.1%4-$7,698$16,440,595164
May 31-Jun 268$12,625-2-$6,312$17,512,016256
Jun 14-1657$15,256-2-$7,628$17,575,489258
Jun 21-2357$15,152-0.7%2-$7,576$17,595,463259
Jun 28-3057$15,762+4%2-$7,881$17,627,436260
Jul 5-754$24,572+55.9%3+1$8,190$17,674,783261
Jul 12-1453$30,891+25.7%4+1$7,722$17,755,192262
Jul 19-2159$32,230+4.3%4-$8,057$17,828,509263
Jul 26-2857$32,580+1.1%4-$8,145$17,902,591264
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Aug 9-1160$30,068+53.7%5+1$6,013$18,013,494266
Aug 16-1865$27,804-7.5%5-$5,560$18,072,447267
Aug 23-2568$25,923-6.8%5-$5,184$18,120,094268
Aug 30-Sep 2
Labor Day wknd
76$22,623-5-$4,524$18,169,567-
Sep 6-883$11,995-5-$2,399$18,184,860270
Sep 13-1580$12,807+6.8%5-$2,561$18,209,113271
Sep 20-2286$13,800+7.8%5-$2,760$18,232,199272
Sep 27-2992$10,743-22.2%6+1$1,790$18,249,424273
Oct 4-6102$5,457-49.2%4-2$1,364$18,257,807274
Oct 11-13105$5,085-6.8%4-$1,271$18,261,511275
Oct 18-2095$8,007+57.5%4-$2,001$18,275,010276
Oct 25-2797$8,334+4.1%4-$2,083$18,286,448277
Nov 1-394$7,367-11.6%4-$1,841$18,295,509278
Nov 8-1094$6,522-11.5%2-2$3,261$18,285,974279
Nov 15-17110$3,829-41.3%2-$1,914$18,310,121280
Nov 22-24106$2,582-32.6%2-$1,291$18,313,444281
Nov 29-Dec 1108$2,338-9.5%2-$1,169$18,315,782282
Dec 6-8112$1,551-33.7%2-$775$18,318,934283
Dec 13-15107$2,363+52.4%2-$1,181$18,321,930284
Dec 20-22102$1,691-28.4%2-$845$18,323,621285
Dec 27-29105$2,129+25.9%2-$1,064$18,326,795286
Jan 3-5108$1,795-15.7%2-$897$18,328,711287
Jan 10-12100$2,059+14.7%1-1$2,059$18,330,770288
Jan 17-20
MLK wknd
108$2,030-1-$2,030$18,332,800-
Jan 24-26106$2,322-1-$2,322$18,335,122290
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Feb 7-9115$861-64.7%1-$861$18,338,422292
Mar 7-9114$2,596-1-$2,596$18,344,645296
Mar 14-16108$2,678+3.2%1-$2,678$18,351,240297
Mar 21-23113$1,825-31.9%1-$1,825$18,353,576298
Mar 28-30118$1,850+1.4%1-$1,850$18,356,125299
Apr 18-20151$474-1-$474$18,357,451302
Apr 25-27151$593+25.1%1-$593$18,358,618303
May 2-4162$146-75.4%1-$146$18,358,901304
May 9-11147$101-30.8%1-$101$18,359,065305
May 16-18156$116+14.9%1-$116$18,359,253306
May 23-26
Memorial Day wknd
133$333-1-$333$18,359,628-
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Jun 6-882$10,236+8.9%3+1$3,412$18,417,244309
Jun 13-1567$18,360+79.4%3-$6,120$18,447,288310
Jun 20-2277$11,246-38.7%3-$3,748$18,468,239311
Jun 27-2972$11,172-0.7%3-$3,724$18,489,303312
Jul 4-677$11,067-0.9%3-$3,689$18,507,981313
Jul 11-1374$12,163+9.9%3-$4,054$18,535,171314
Jul 18-2069$11,474-5.7%3-$3,824$18,557,454315
Jul 25-2774$10,643-7.2%3-$3,547$18,578,057316
Aug 1-369$16,386+54%3-$5,462$18,601,581317
Aug 8-1071$17,046+4%3-$5,682$18,631,950318
Aug 15-1774$13,430-21.2%3-$4,476$18,656,799319
Aug 22-2476$13,442<0.1%2-1$6,721$18,683,879320
Aug 29-Sep 1
Labor Day wknd
89$10,547-2-$5,273$18,707,030-
Sep 5-7141$643-1-$643$18,709,506322
Sep 12-14149$425-33.9%1-$425$18,775,243323
Oct 3-5142$668-1-$668$18,776,994326
Oct 10-12133$1,946+191.3%1-$1,946$18,779,172327
Oct 17-19142$936-51.9%1-$936$18,780,413328
Oct 24-26138$1,452+55.1%1-$1,452$18,781,998329
Oct 31-Nov 2137$956-34.2%1-$956$18,783,717330
Nov 7-9132$1,222+27.8%1-$1,222$18,785,504331
Nov 14-16119$1,135-7.1%1-$1,135$18,787,300332
Nov 21-23125$1,057-6.9%1-$1,057$18,789,005333
Nov 28-30121$734-30.6%1-$734$18,790,072334
Dec 5-7117$567-22.8%1-$567$18,791,603335
Dec 12-14115$1,045+84.3%1-$1,045$18,795,605336
Dec 19-2197$1,354+29.6%1-$1,354$18,798,021337
Dec 26-2894$569-58%1-$569$18,798,590338