Being Flynn

Being Flynn poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $540,152Details
International Box Office $197,943
Worldwide Box Office $738,095
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Synopsis

Adapted from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir ANOTHER BULLSHIT NIGHT IN SUCK CITY, the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child. Nick Flynn (portrayed in the film by Paul Dano of Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore), and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years. Jonathan Flynn (two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) has long defined himself as a great writer, "a master storyteller." After abandoning his wife and child, Jonathan scrapes through life on his own terms. Despite the occasional grandiose letter to his son, he has remained absent from Nick's life. Suddenly facing eviction from his apartment, Jonathan impulsively reaches out to Nick and the two come face-to-face.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
41% - Spilled

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: March 2nd, 2012 (Limited) by Focus Features
Video Release: July 10th, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
Keywords: Writing and Writers, Bigotry, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Mental Illness, Addiction, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Suicide, Non-Chronological, Inspired by a True Story, Homeless, Confidence Men, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 10th, 2012

Like last week, it's another really slow week on the home market. Unlike last week, there is at least one first run release coming out. American Reunion should lead the way in terms of sales, but given its reviews and its box office struggles, it won't be a major player. As for the best new release, there are a few interesting titles, like Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series (Deluxe Edition). But in the end I went with Adventure Time: Complete First Season is the release I'm most looking forward to seeing. (The screener is late, but I will get to the review ASAP after it arrives.) More...

Per Theater Chart is Feeling Green

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was surprisingly strong during its opening and that helped it win the race on top of the per theater chart with an average of $18,830. The only other two films in the $10,000 club, Being Flynn and Boy, were neck-and-neck at $10,998 and $10,622 respectively. More...

Limited Releases Look to Earn a Billion Dollars

It's quite a busy week in terms of limited releases with nine films on this week's list. There are a couple that are earning very strong reviews, like Boy and Last Days Here. There are also a couple opening wider than the average limited release, like Paan Singh Tomar and Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. Unfortunately, the widest release of the week, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, is also earning some of the weakest reviews of the week. More...

Cast

Robert De Niro    Jonathan Flynn
Paul Dano    Nick Flynn
Julianne Moore    Jody Flynn
Olivia Thirlby    Denise
Lili Taylor    Joy

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Paul Weitz
Screenwriter    Paul Weitz
Based on the memoir ANOTHER BULLSHIT NIGHT IS SUCK CITY    Nick Flynn
Producer    Paul Weitz
Producer    Andrew Miano
Producer    Michael Costigan
Executive Producer    Jane Rosenthal
Executive Producer    Meghan Lyvers
Executive Producer    Kerry Kohansky
Executive Producer    Caroline Baron
Executive Producer    Nick Flynn
Cinematographer    Declan Quinn
Production Designer    Sarah Knowles
Editor    Joan Sobel
Composer    Badly Drawn Boy
Music Supervisor    Linda Cohen
Costume Designer    Audie Bronson-Howard
Casting by    Joseph Middleton

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/02 - $12,677   4 $3,169   $12,677 1
2012/03/03 - $19,661 +55% 4 $4,915   $32,338 2
2012/03/04 - $11,652 -41% 4 $2,913   $43,990 3
2012/03/05 - $3,460 -70% 4 $865   $47,450 4
2012/03/06 - $3,821 +10% 4 $955   $51,271 5
2012/03/07 - $4,060 +6% 4 $1,015   $55,331 6
2012/03/08 - $3,084 -24% 4 $771   $58,415 7
2012/03/09 - $11,995 +289% 12 $1,000   $70,410 8
2012/03/10 - $20,428 +70% 12 $1,702   $90,838 9
2012/03/11 - $12,148 -41% 12 $1,012   $102,986 10
2012/03/12 - $4,087 -66% 12 $341   $107,073 11
2012/03/13 - $4,420 +8% 12 $368   $111,493 12
2012/03/14 - $3,880 -12% 12 $323   $115,373 13
2012/03/15 - $4,613 +19% 12 $384   $119,986 14
2012/03/16 - $41,767 +805% 88 $475   $161,753 15
2012/03/17 - $63,497 +52% 88 $722   $225,250 16
2012/03/18 - $41,278 -35% 88 $469   $266,528 17
2012/03/19 - $13,179 -68% 88 $150   $279,707 18
2012/03/20 - $19,212 +46% 88 $218   $298,919 19
2012/03/21 - $15,349 -20% 88 $174   $314,268 20
2012/03/22 - $12,990 -15% 88 $148   $327,258 21
2012/03/23 - $18,207 +40% 73 $249   $345,465 22
2012/03/24 - $34,159 +88% 73 $468   $379,624 23
2012/03/25 - $23,287 -32% 73 $319   $402,911 24
2012/03/26 - $7,175 -69% 73 $98   $410,086 25
2012/03/27 - $9,986 +39% 73 $137   $420,072 26
2012/03/28 - $9,160 -8% 73 $125   $429,232 27
2012/03/29 - $8,525 -7% 73 $117   $437,757 28
2012/03/30 - $10,543 +24% 40 $264   $448,300 29
2012/03/31 - $20,128 +91% 40 $503   $468,428 30
2012/04/01 - $11,597 -42% 40 $290   $480,025 31
2012/04/02 - $3,779 -67% 40 $94   $483,804 32
2012/04/03 - $4,471 +18% 40 $112   $488,275 33
2012/04/04 - $3,174 -29% 40 $79   $491,449 34
2012/04/05 - $3,854 +21% 40 $96   $495,303 35
2012/04/06 - $9,019 +134% 33 $273   $504,322 36
2012/04/07 - $15,465 +71% 33 $469   $519,787 37
2012/04/08 - $6,535 -58% 33 $198   $526,322 38
2012/04/09 - $3,125 -52% 33 $95   $529,447 39
2012/04/10 - $3,870 +24% 33 $117   $533,317 40
2012/04/11 - $3,386 -13% 33 $103   $536,703 41
2012/04/12 - $3,449 +2% 33 $105   $540,152 42

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/02 52 $43,990   4 $10,998   $43,990 3
2012/03/09 54 $44,571 +1% 12 $3,714   $102,986 10
2012/03/16 31 $146,542 +229% 88 $1,665   $266,528 17
2012/03/23 43 $75,653 -48% 73 $1,036   $402,911 24
2012/03/30 51 $42,268 -44% 40 $1,057   $480,025 31
2012/04/06 51 $31,019 -27% 33 $940   $526,322 38

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