Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who forged it.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$906,666
Summary Details
DistributorInternational Film Circuit
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Opening$20,247
1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 33 min
GenresDocumentary
In Release543 days/77 weeks
Widest Release29 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jul 8-1051$20,247-1-$20,247$20,2471
Jul 15-1751$20,998+3.7%1-$20,998$59,8452
Jul 22-2442$57,200+172.4%8+7$7,150$130,8373
Jul 29-3151$35,584-37.8%8-$4,448$199,0544
Aug 5-745$50,839+42.9%14+6$3,631$268,9735
Aug 12-1452$40,776-19.8%17+3$2,398$334,4436
Aug 19-2159$30,153-26.1%14-3$2,153$388,8327
Aug 26-2856$28,295-6.2%17+3$1,664$431,8628
Sep 2-463$27,815-1.7%15-2$1,854$479,8789
Sep 2-5
Labor Day wknd
59$41,159-15-$2,743$493,222-
Sep 9-1168$20,931-24.7%17+2$1,231$522,73910
Sep 16-1878$10,299-50.8%11-6$936$543,69011
Sep 23-2574$14,121+37.1%10-1$1,412$562,51112
Sep 30-Oct 272$16,320+15.6%12+2$1,360$582,87013
Oct 7-989$4,629-71.6%7-5$661$592,95214
Oct 14-1661$22,483+385.7%13+6$1,729$618,39915
Oct 21-2345$55,425+146.5%29+16$1,911$683,31016
Oct 28-3053$36,586-34%26-3$1,407$743,75417
Nov 4-661$20,472-44%21-5$974$780,76318
Nov 11-1369$13,129-35.9%18-3$729$802,76819
Nov 18-2061$9,719-26%13-5$747$817,73520
Nov 25-2781$2,986-69.3%7-6$426$825,16421
Dec 2-477$4,997+67.3%5-2$999$832,79722
Dec 9-1184$2,250-55%2-3$1,125$836,79623
Dec 16-1892$789-64.9%1-1$789$838,23524
Dec 23-2563$2,483+214.7%5+4$496$841,57625
Dec 30-Jan 1, 201270$1,716-30.9%3-2$572$845,18826
Jan 13-16
MLK wknd
64$2,468-1-$2,468$848,903-
Jan 20-2292$1,248-1-$1,248$850,64329
Jan 27-2998$812-34.9%1-$812$852,66730
Feb 10-1278$4,824-3-$1,608$858,07832
Feb 17-1994$2,242-53.5%2-1$1,121$862,90133
Feb 17-20
Presidents' Day wknd
89$2,724-2-$1,362$863,383-
Feb 24-2681$5,394+140.6%2-$2,697$869,50134
Mar 2-488$3,223-40.2%2-$1,611$874,94435
Mar 9-1183$5,671+76%4+2$1,417$881,84836
Mar 23-2580$5,595-6-$932$894,95838
Mar 30-Apr 1110$933-83.3%2-4$466$899,63639
Apr 20-22113$710-2-$355$900,44642
May 4-6107$1,850-1-$1,850$905,02544
May 11-13126$556-69.9%1-$556$906,66645