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A Band Called Death (2013)

A Band Called Death
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $127,257Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 28th, 2013 (Limited) by Drafthouse Films
Video Release: August 13th, 2013 by Image Entertainment Video
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Music Industry, Big Break, Punk Rock
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Howlermano Productions, OGB
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,700 $1,569 Sep 13, 2013 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,598 $65 Sep 6, 2013 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,867 $499 Aug 30, 2013 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,162 $899 Aug 23, 2013 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,114 $3,288 Aug 16, 2013 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,461 $233 Aug 9, 2013 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,789 $710 Aug 2, 2013 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,879 $2,256 Jul 26, 2013 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,590 $2,045 Jul 19, 2013 24
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,336 $34,839 Jun 28, 2013 3

Cast

David Hackney    Himself
Bobby Hackney    Himself
Dannis Hackney    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Producer    Jeff Howlett
Producer    Mark Covino
Producer    Scott Mosier
Producer    Matthew Perniciaro
Producer    Kevin Mann
Producer    Jerry Ferrara
Editor    Rich Fox
Composer    Sam Retzer
Composer    Tim Boland

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 13th, 2013

August 15th, 2013

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Per Theater Chart: Some Reasons to be Excited

July 3rd, 2013

I'm So Excited led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $19,466 in five theaters. It should expand significantly, but it is weaker than most of Pedro Almodovar's previous films. The Heat finished in second place on the overall chart and on the per theater average chart with an average of $12,296. Monsters University was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,391. More...

Limited Releases: Looking for Redemption

June 28th, 2013

There are nine films on this week's list, with quite a few having strong reviews or impressive casts. Unfortunately, only one of them, I'm So Excited, has both. It is a return to light comedy by Pedro Almodovar and that could help it become the biggest limited release hit of the week. However, it is a foreign language film, which will limit its potential to expand significantly. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/28 44 $34,839   15 $2,323   $34,839 3
2013/07/19 86 $2,045   4 $511   $103,913 24
2013/07/26 70 $2,256 +10% 6 $376   $110,214 31
2013/08/02 84 $710 -69% 3 $237   $113,763 38
2013/08/09 97 $233 -67% 3 $78   $114,835 45
2013/08/16 85 $3,288 +1,311% 2 $1,644   $118,527 52
2013/08/23 96 $899 -73% 1 $899   $122,410 59
2013/08/30 96 $499 -44% 2 $250   $123,744 66
2013/09/06 128 $65 -87% 1 $65   $123,985 73
2013/09/13 93 $1,569 +2,314% 2 $785   $125,856 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/28 32 $52,443   16 $3,278   $52,443 7
2013/07/19 70 $6,090   6 $1,015   $107,958 28
2013/07/26 61 $5,095 -16% 6 $849   $113,053 35
2013/08/02 84 $1,549 -70% 4 $387   $114,602 42
2013/08/09 99 $637 -59% 3 $212   $115,239 49
2013/08/16 74 $6,271 +884% 2 $3,136   $121,511 56
2013/08/23 90 $1,734 -72% 1 $1,734   $123,245 63
2013/08/30 99 $675 -61% 2 $338   $123,920 70
2013/09/06 113 $367 -46% 2 $184   $124,287 77
2013/09/13 - $2,970 +709% 2 $1,485   $127,257 84

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