Searching for Sugar Man

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Grosses

Domestic (40.5%)
$3,696,196
Summary Details
DistributorSony Pictures Classics
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Opening$27,459
3 theaters
MPAAPG-13
Running Time1 hr 26 min
GenresBiography Documentary Music
In Release523 days/74 weeks
Widest Release157 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jul 27-2948$27,459-3-$9,153$27,4591
Aug 3-542$38,743+41.1%7+4$5,534$82,0932
Aug 10-1239$63,342+63.5%15+8$4,222$166,4683
Aug 17-1937$106,283+67.8%27+12$3,936$309,3594
Aug 24-2638$121,211+14%29+2$4,179$495,1535
Aug 31-Sep 240$140,674+16.1%32+3$4,396$693,9756
Aug 31-Sep 3
Labor Day wknd
38$187,953-32-$5,873$741,254-
Sep 7-941$114,455-18.6%33+1$3,468$892,5967
Sep 14-1642$101,263-11.5%34+1$2,978$1,042,9708
Sep 21-2344$93,338-7.8%38+4$2,456$1,186,1399
Sep 28-3043$95,345+2.2%37-1$2,576$1,318,74510
Oct 5-740$86,563-9.2%38+1$2,277$1,435,23411
Oct 12-1423$190,822+120.4%157+119$1,215$1,685,69412
Oct 19-2122$197,188+3.3%137-20$1,439$1,968,29013
Oct 26-2827$137,728-30.2%114-23$1,208$2,192,64014
Nov 2-428$149,114+8.3%105-9$1,420$2,410,56615
Nov 9-1133$103,223-30.8%94-11$1,098$2,560,19816
Nov 16-1840$68,832-33.3%54-40$1,274$2,670,91717
Nov 23-2545$60,434-12.2%43-11$1,405$2,766,19418
Nov 30-Dec 243$46,570-22.9%53+10$878$2,836,18719
Dec 7-947$36,822-20.9%42-11$876$2,893,91620
Dec 14-1653$22,555-38.7%31-11$727$2,931,59921
Dec 21-2358$15,703-30.4%25-6$628$2,960,48822
Dec 28-3051$32,686+108.2%28+3$1,167$3,010,16023
Jan 4-651$26,723-18.2%26-2$1,027$3,058,66724
Jan 11-1349$26,121-2.3%22-4$1,187$3,095,07525
Jan 18-2052$29,354+12.4%27+5$1,087$3,135,74626
Jan 18-21
MLK wknd
48$34,091-27-$1,262$3,140,483-
Jan 25-2752$31,808+8.4%26-1$1,223$3,182,61927
Feb 1-360$19,917-37.4%18-8$1,106$3,212,49128
Feb 8-1064$20,555+3.2%20+2$1,027$3,245,67129
Feb 15-1761$23,347+13.6%19-1$1,228$3,278,31330
Feb 15-18
Presidents' Day wknd
58$28,250-19-$1,486$3,283,216-
Feb 22-2452$32,583+39.6%30+11$1,086$3,322,28931
Mar 1-349$57,552+76.6%39+9$1,475$3,394,46532
Mar 8-1047$44,218-23.2%39-$1,133$3,464,55333
Mar 15-1753$35,855-18.9%34-5$1,054$3,521,52334
Mar 22-2455$23,780-33.7%25-9$951$3,559,83835
Mar 29-3170$15,440-35.1%16-9$965$3,588,61836
Apr 5-768$16,065+4%18+2$892$3,612,24437
Apr 12-1475$9,234-42.5%14-4$659$3,626,83238
Apr 19-2178$8,209-11.1%13-1$631$3,640,51939
Apr 26-2886$5,287-35.6%8-5$660$3,648,14540
May 3-591$3,105-41.3%9+1$345$3,653,30741
May 10-1290$4,638+49.4%7-2$662$3,662,32242
May 17-1987$3,561-23.2%6-1$593$3,667,23043
May 24-2683$3,621+1.7%6-$603$3,672,70744
May 24-27
Memorial Day wknd
78$4,376-6-$729$3,673,462-
May 31-Jun 281$3,593-0.8%6-$598$3,678,00445
Jun 7-981$2,384-33.6%4-2$596$3,682,13746
Jun 14-1688$1,420-40.4%4-$355$3,684,59847
Jun 21-2399$684-51.8%2-2$342$3,687,51148
Jun 28-3097$446-34.8%1-1$446$3,688,45849
Jul 5-785$841+88.6%1-$841$3,689,69550
Jul 12-14101$456-45.8%1-$456$3,690,57551
Jul 19-21106$648+42.1%1-$648$3,691,66852
Aug 2-499$256-1-$256$3,692,86654
Aug 9-1192$1,568+512.5%1-$1,568$3,694,80855
Aug 16-18114$282-82%1-$282$3,695,90456