Super Size Me Documentary Context

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Budget:

 $65,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

 $516,641 (USA) (7 May 2004)

Gross:

 $11,529,368 (USA) (24 September 2004)

Spurlock follows a 30 day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate only McDonald’s food. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.

Super Size Me was nominated for ‘Best Documentary’ at the 2005 Academy Awards

In 2004 it was the 22nd highest-grossing documentary film of all time

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