Man on Wire

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Grosses

Domestic (56.3%)
$2,962,242
Summary Details
DistributorMagnolia Pictures
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Opening$51,392
2 theaters
MPAAPG-13
Running Time1 hr 34 min
GenresBiography Documentary History
In Release525 days/75 weeks
Widest Release93 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jul 25-2737$51,392-2-$25,696$51,3921
Aug 1-338$48,477-5.7%4+2$12,119$133,7372
Aug 8-1023$274,040+465.3%59+55$4,644$435,9433
Aug 15-1729$214,348-21.8%69+10$3,106$800,2474
Aug 22-2431$206,584-3.6%74+5$2,791$1,125,3495
Aug 29-3132$236,008+14.2%91+17$2,593$1,460,4336
Aug 29-Sep 1
Labor Day wknd
32$302,336-91-$3,322$1,526,761-
Sep 5-731$208,522-11.6%92+1$2,266$1,802,5697
Sep 12-1434$157,692-24.4%93+1$1,695$2,050,6898
Sep 19-2139$119,484-24.2%93-$1,284$2,232,8289
Sep 26-2843$99,128-17%81-12$1,223$2,388,57610
Oct 3-544$69,888-29.5%65-16$1,075$2,509,82211
Oct 10-1246$53,444-23.5%55-10$971$2,600,29612
Oct 17-1954$36,456-31.8%38-17$959$2,667,12013
Oct 24-2652$38,556+5.8%33-5$1,168$2,730,90814
Oct 31-Nov 263$20,161-47.7%20-13$1,008$2,771,55315
Nov 7-956$24,649+22.3%18-2$1,369$2,812,48516
Nov 14-1658$16,953-31.2%15-3$1,130$2,839,72417
Nov 21-2355$16,058-5.3%13-2$1,235$2,863,67018
Nov 28-30
Thanksgiving 3-Day
61$12,366-23%8-5$1,545$2,882,53619
Dec 5-7
Post-Thanksgiving
68$7,728-37.5%5-3$1,545$2,895,07320
Dec 12-1469$5,827-24.6%4-1$1,456$2,904,70121
Dec 19-2163$5,917+1.5%6+2$986$2,913,15522
Dec 26-2871$4,992-15.6%5-1$998$2,925,23523
Jan 2-464$10,919+118.7%5-$2,183$2,942,99024
Feb 27-Mar 171$11,222-11-$1,020$2,957,97832