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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,200,046Details
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

A documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band's sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group's innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish. A hard-core fan himself, Rapaport sets out on tour with A Tribe Called Quest in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, The Love Movement.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 8th, 2011 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: October 18th, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2171, 5/11/2011)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Hip Hop and Rap, Musicians, Directing Yourself, Music Industry
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Rival Pictures, State Street Pictures, Om Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,722 $430 Nov 11, 2011 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 939 $430 Nov 11, 2011 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 945 $215 Nov 11, 2011 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,892 $680 Nov 4, 2011 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 972 $680 Nov 4, 2011 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 1,074 $227 Nov 4, 2011 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,228 $630 Oct 28, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,147 $630 Oct 28, 2011 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,137 $315 Oct 28, 2011 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,652 $292 Oct 21, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,382 $292 Oct 21, 2011 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,433 $73 Oct 21, 2011 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,777 $896 Oct 14, 2011 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,351 $896 Oct 14, 2011 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,505 $224 Oct 14, 2011 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 3,171 $810 Oct 7, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,539 $810 Oct 7, 2011 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,430 $405 Oct 7, 2011 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,554 $774 Sep 30, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,707 $774 Sep 30, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,850 $194 Sep 30, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,302 $4,646 Sep 23, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,289 $4,646 Sep 23, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,768 $387 Sep 23, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 3,320 $9,657 Sep 16, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,114 $9,657 Sep 16, 2011 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,791 $483 Sep 16, 2011 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 3,866 $7,329 Sep 9, 2011 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,370 $7,329 Sep 9, 2011 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,996 $458 Sep 9, 2011 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,246 $7,698 Sep 2, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,511 $7,698 Sep 2, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,485 $855 Sep 2, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 4,712 $7,785 Aug 26, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,682 $7,785 Aug 26, 2011 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,819 $779 Aug 26, 2011 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 4,358 $29,304 Aug 19, 2011 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,227 $29,304 Aug 19, 2011 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,990 $862 Aug 19, 2011 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 4,316 $55,356 Aug 12, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,074 $55,356 Aug 12, 2011 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,308 $1,582 Aug 12, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,565 $77,477 Aug 5, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,069 $77,477 Aug 5, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,208 $2,039 Aug 5, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,765 $117,549 Jul 29, 2011 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 999 $117,549 Jul 29, 2011 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,091 $2,734 Jul 29, 2011 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,070 $145,256 Jul 22, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 975 $145,256 Jul 22, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,652 $2,690 Jul 22, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,451 $137,747 Jul 15, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,055 $137,747 Jul 15, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,030 $6,261 Jul 15, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,041 $111,982 Jul 8, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,334 $111,982 Jul 8, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 229 $27,996 Jul 8, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 288 $27,996 Jul 8, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 28 $27,996 Jul 8, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,734 $1,200,046 Jul 8, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,232 $1,200,046 Jul 8, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,144 50 Jul 8, 2011 0

Cast

Q-Tip    Himself
Phife Dawg    Himself
Ali Shaheed Muhammad    Himself
Jarobi White    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Edward Parks
Producer    Frank Mele
Producer    Michael Rapaport
Producer    Eric Matthies
Producer    Robert Benavides
Producer    Debra Koffler

2012 Awards Season: PGAs Turn Award Season Prognosticating from Science to Art

January 22nd, 2012

Producers Guild of America handed out the winners tonight and instead of solidifying Oscar prospects, they might have opened things up a bit more. At least in my mind there are more questions than answers after tonight. So what nominees took home the awards? More...

Awards Season: PGAs Build Consensus

January 4th, 2012

The nominees for this year's Producers Guild of America were announced and there were not a lot of surprises. For instance, nine of the ten nominees for Theatrical Motion Pictures also earned Golden Globe Nominations for either Best Drama or Best Musical / Comedy. Four of the five Animated films also did the same. It does make the Awards Season picture a lot clearer going forward, but it makes coming up with something to say much harder. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 18th, 2011

October 18th, 2011

It should be a relatively good week in terms of DVD and Blu-ray sales with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides leading the way. However, it's not a particularly deep week in terms of home market releases. Nor is it really strong when it comes to contenders for Pick of the Week. Degrassi: Season Ten is in competition, but in the end I went with Robotech: The Complete Series. More...

Per Theater Chart: Senna Races to the Top

August 16th, 2011

Senna easily won the race to the top of the per theater chart with an average of $36,749 in two theaters. The next best was way back, as CornerStore earned $12,743 in its lone theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was The Help at $10,278. More...

Per Theater Chart: Life at the Top

July 12th, 2011

Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest opened in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $27,996 in four theaters, which was the best per theater average in more than a month. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness was relatively close behind with $20,247 in its lone theater. Transformers: Dark of the Moon was the only holdover to reach $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $11,469. More...

Weekend Estimates: Transformers Unbeaten by Zookeeper, Horrible Bosses

July 10th, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon became the highest-grossing movie of the year so far, according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. Its total gross of $261 million is a comfortable $11 million ahead of The Hangover 2, which itself passed $250 million this weekend. While it couldn't come close to topping the chart, Horrible Bosses had a good weekend, earning a shade over $28 million and beating Zookeeper for 2nd place. The Kevin James comedy, meanwhile, posted a decent $21 million. More...

Project: Limited Release

July 8th, 2011

After a few weeks of very impressive performances on the limited release front earlier in the summer, there hasn't been as much success lately. It is unlikely this week will produce a major hit, but there are a couple documentaries that deserve to be seen. Project Nim and Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest are both earning Oscar-worthy reviews and I wouldn't be shocked if one or both are on the short-list at the end of the year. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/08 31 $111,982   4 $27,996   $111,982 3
2011/07/15 30 $137,747 +23% 22 $6,261   $294,270 10
2011/07/22 33 $145,256 +5% 54 $2,690   $595,728 17
2011/07/29 35 $117,549 -19% 43 $2,734   $791,600 24
2011/08/05 44 $77,477 -34% 38 $2,039   $941,286 31
2011/08/12 50 $55,356 -29% 35 $1,582   $1,039,442 38
2011/08/19 62 $29,304 -47% 34 $862   $1,101,399 45
2011/08/26 75 $7,785 -73% 10 $779   $1,127,448 52
2011/09/02 87 $7,698 -1% 9 $855   $1,141,655 59
2011/09/09 86 $7,329 -5% 16 $458   $1,154,503 66
2011/09/16 77 $9,657 +32% 20 $483   $1,170,397 73
2011/09/23 95 $4,646 -52% 12 $387   $1,182,335 80
2011/09/30 113 $774 -83% 4 $194   $1,190,369 87
2011/10/07 117 $810 +5% 2 $405   $1,192,106 94
2011/10/14 119 $896 +11% 4 $224   $1,193,212 101
2011/10/21 132 $292 -67% 4 $73   $1,195,168 108
2011/10/28 113 $630 +116% 2 $315   $1,197,553 115
2011/11/04 111 $680 +8% 3 $227   $1,199,236 122
2011/11/11 108 $430 -37% 2 $215   $1,200,046 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/05 82 $2,390   9 $266   $1,144,045 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/08 33 $156,523   4 $39,131   $156,523 7
2011/07/15 30 $293,949 +88% 22 $13,361   $450,472 14
2011/07/22 35 $223,579 -24% 54 $4,140   $674,051 21
2011/07/29 35 $189,758 -15% 43 $4,413   $863,809 28
2011/08/05 44 $120,277 -37% 38 $3,165   $984,086 35
2011/08/12 48 $88,009 -27% 35 $2,515   $1,072,095 42
2011/08/19 58 $47,568 -46% 34 $1,399   $1,119,663 49
2011/08/26 75 $14,294 -70% 10 $1,429   $1,133,957 56
2011/09/02 83 $13,217 -8% 9 $1,469   $1,147,174 63
2011/09/09 81 $13,566 +3% 16 $848   $1,160,740 70
2011/09/16 74 $16,949 +25% 20 $847   $1,177,689 77
2011/09/23 76 $11,906 -30% 12 $992   $1,189,595 84
2011/09/30 110 $1,701 -86% 4 $425   $1,191,296 91
2011/10/07 114 $1,020 -40% 2 $510   $1,192,316 98
2011/10/14 107 $2,560 +151% 4 $640   $1,194,876 105
2011/10/21 102 $2,047 -20% 4 $512   $1,196,923 112
2011/10/28 104 $1,633 -20% 2 $817   $1,198,556 119
2011/11/04 109 $1,060 -35% 3 $353   $1,199,616 126

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