Domestic Total Gross: $3.22 million
Worldwide Gross: N/A
Opening Weekend: $31,069
"Pi" is a black-and-white thriller about a paranoid math and computer genius that may have figured out how to predict the behavior of the stock market through mathematical patterns. The main character Max Cohen finds himself chased by greedy Wall Street traders and a Hasidic Jew who wants to rediscover mathematical mysteries in the Torah.
The film cost $60,000 to make that was raised through $100 contributions from the director’s friends and family. When Artisan Entertainment bought the film, each contributor received $150 return on their investment.