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The Beat Hotel (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,480Details
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Synopsis

1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel becomes a haven for a new breed of artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America. Called the Beat Hotel, it soon became an epicenter of the Beat generation. Alan Govenar's feature documentary delves deep into this amazing place and time. Fleeing the obscenity trials surrounding the publication of HOWL Allen Ginsberg, along with Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso, happened upon the hotel on rue Git le Coeur and were soon joined by William Burroughs, Ian Somerville, and Brion Gysin. Run by Madame Rachou, the Beat Hotel was a hot bed of creativity and permissiveness, where Burroughs finished NAKED lUNCH; Ginsberg began his poem KADDISH; Somerville and Gysin invented the Dream Machine; Corso wrote some of his greatest poems; and Harold Norse wrote a novella, aptly called THE BEAT HOTEL. British photograher Harold Chapman's iconic photos and Scottish artist Elliot Rudie's drawings, interwoven with firsthand accounts, capture the Beats just as they were beginning to establish themselves, and bring THE BEAT HOTEL to life.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 14,059 $6,480
All Time Worldwide Box Office 17,428 $6,480
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 6,497 $6,480

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 30th, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Counterculture, Writing and Writers, Artists, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Documentary Arts
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 4,192 $141 Jun 15, 2012 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 2,078 $141 Jun 15, 2012 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 2,047 $141 Jun 15, 2012 80
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,763 $1,049 Jun 1, 2012 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,147 $1,049 Jun 1, 2012 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,053 $1,049 Jun 1, 2012 66
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 7,207 $96 May 4, 2012 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,401 $96 May 4, 2012 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 3,386 $96 May 4, 2012 38
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 9,361 $83 Apr 13, 2012 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,705 $83 Apr 13, 2012 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,717 $28 Apr 13, 2012 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,173 $918 Apr 6, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,279 $918 Apr 6, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,370 $306 Apr 6, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 11,828 $1,458 Mar 30, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,814 $1,458 Mar 30, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,937 $1,458 Mar 30, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 26,797 $1,458 Mar 30, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 1,002 $1,458 Mar 30, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 7,821 $6,480 Mar 30, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 11,225 $6,480 Mar 30, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,586 2 Mar 30, 2012 0

Cast

Kit Hussey    William Burroughs
Andrew Kasten    Harold Chapman
Matt Mitchell    Gregory Corso
Nick Irion    Ian Sommerville
Jason Kendall    Cyclops

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Editor    Alan Hatchett
Cinematographer    Didier Dorant
Cinematographer    Bob Tullier
Composer    Daniel M. Cavanagh
Composer    Daniel Cicourel Hanley
Sound Designer    Alan Govenar
Sound Designer    Pierre Aziza
Sound Mixer    Alex Wagner
Director Dramatic Reenactments   

Per Theater Chart: Bullying is No Game

April 4th, 2012

The ratings controversy didn't hurt Bully, which topped the per theater chart with an average of $23,294 in five theaters. It is always difficult for a documentary to expand significantly, but this start will certainly help. The overall box office leader, The Hunger Games, was next with an average of $14,153 in more than 4,000 theaters. More...

Limited Releases Fighting Mad

March 30th, 2012

There are a number of films opening in limited release this week, including a few documentaries. The biggest of these is Bully, which earned a boost in its publicity thanks to a ratings fight with the MPAA. The Island President is another documentary worth checking out. Meanwhile, Goon makes its theatrical debut in the States and it deserves to find an audience south of the border. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/30 94 $1,458   1 $1,458   $1,458 3
2012/04/06 81 $918 -37% 3 $306   $3,015 10
2012/04/13 109 $83 -91% 3 $28   $3,868 17
2012/05/04 115 $96   1 $96   $3,989 38
2012/06/01 103 $1,049   1 $1,049   $5,430 66
2012/06/15 100 $141   1 $141   $5,571 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/30 84 $2,097   1 $2,097   $2,097 7
2012/04/06 95 $1,688 -20% 3 $563   $3,785 14
2012/04/13 108 $108 -94% 1 $108   $3,893 21
2012/05/04 111 $96   1 $96   $4,381 42
2012/06/01 102 $1,049   1 $1,049   $5,430 70
2012/06/15 94 $524   1 $524   $5,954 84
2012/07/13 88 $526   1 $526   $6,480 112

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