According to Box Office Mojo, 'Never Say Never' has grossed $64,162,036 to date, currently No. 3 on the documentary list, surpassing McDonalds's shocker 'Super Size Me,' former Vice President Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth,' Michael Moore's 'Bowling for Columbine,' and another music biopic, Madonna's 'Truth or Dare,' in the process. Moore holds the top spot with 'Farenheit 9/11,' which has grossed over $119M. 'March of the Penguins' stands between the two with $77M.
While it may be a stretch for it to reach the top spot, 'Never Say Never''s remarkable box office run -- spurred by an additional $9M from the director's cut release -- has people in Hollywood talking about it's chances for a potential Oscar nod in the documentary category.
"You'd be surprised at the caliber of people who came up to Justin at the Vanity Fair party at the Sunset Tower, most of whom had seen the movie and loved it," an unnamed insider told the Hollywood Reporter. "People appreciate that it's not just a kids' movie."
Justin Bieber's song 'Never Say Never' featuring Jaden Smith, the theme for 'The Karate Kid,' was actually considered this year for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, even making the short list, before failing to receive the nomination. The Oscar was eventually awarded to Randy Newman for 'We Belong Together' from 'Toy Story 3.'
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