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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $303,791Details
International Box Office $28,644
Worldwide Box Office $332,435
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, BEING ELMO includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Submarine Deluxe
Video Release: April 3rd, 2012 by Docurama Video, released as Being Elom: A Puppeteer's Journey
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language including a brief drug reference.
(Rating bulletin 2199, 11/23/2011)
Running Time: 76 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, TV Industry, Performing Arts, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Constance Marks Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 722 $362 Apr 6, 2012 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 789 $608 Mar 30, 2012 164
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 624 $8,378 Mar 16, 2012 150
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,395 $1,981 Feb 24, 2012 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,781 $1,080 Feb 17, 2012 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,326 $190 Feb 10, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,616 $12,202 Feb 3, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,872 $437 Jan 27, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,936 $1,474 Jan 20, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,053 $2,956 Jan 13, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,883 $9,233 Jan 6, 2012 80
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,825 $13,903 Dec 16, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,083 $3,132 Dec 9, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,931 $10,525 Dec 2, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,099 $17,514 Nov 25, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,183 $31,914 Nov 18, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,079 $19,417 Nov 11, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,607 $21,617 Nov 4, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,012 $9,474 Oct 28, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,850 $22,963 Oct 21, 2011 3

Cast

Kevin Clash    Himself
Whoopi Goldberg    Narrator
Frank Oz    Himself
Rosie O'Donnell    Herself
Cheryl Henson    Herself
Joan Ganz Cooney    Herself
Martin P. Robinson    Himself
Fran Brill    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Constance Marks
Producer    James Miller
Producer    Corinne LaPook
Screenwriter    Philip Shane
Screenwriter    Justin Weinstein
Co-Director    Philip Shane
Editor    Philip Shane
Editor    Justin Weinstein

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 3rd, 2012

April 3rd, 2012

It wasn't a busy week on the home market with only a few first run releases of note. Both War Horse on Four-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and We Bought a Zoo on Blu-ray Combo Pack are worth picking, but not Pick of the Week material. For that we have to look to Chinatown on Blu-ray. It is shovelware, but it is such a great movie that I'm willing to overlook this. More...

Martha Marcy May Marlene Makes the Most on Per Theater Chart

October 25th, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene was one of five films to top $10,000 on the per theater chart leading the way with $34,413. Combining the film's opening with its reviews and it suggests serious potential for expansion. Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey opened with $22,963 in its lone theater, which is surprisingly strong. The overall box office leader, Paranormal Activity 3, was next with $15,829. Last week's winner on the per theater chart, The Skin I Live In, remained strong with an average of $11,771 in 21 theaters. Further expansion is likely, as it is earning some measure of mainstream success, but its bizarre subject matter will prevent it from truly escaping the art house circuit. Margin Call was a surprise entrant in the $10,000 club, as it was playing in 56 theaters, which is a lot for a limited release. Its opening weekend average of $10,034 and excellent reviews suggests some potential to expand, while reaching $1 million should happen sometime during the upcoming weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Big Activity at the Box Office

October 23rd, 2011

After a poor September and slow start to October, Paranormal Activity 3 put some life back in to the movie industry this weekend with a huge $54 million opening weekend, according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. That's comfortably a record for the franchise and will almost certainly top Jackass 3D to become the biggest October's biggest weekend too. With no other horror flick coming out between now and Halloween, it should be set for a comfortable $100 million or so at the box office (on a budget of $5 million). More...

Unlimited Number of Limited Releases Compete for Limited Audiences

October 21st, 2011

This week more than a dozen limited releases are being released, which is far too many. This level of competition means even films with great reviews, high name recognition among the cast, and strong advance buzz could struggle to find an audience. There are a number of films that have at least two of those three key ingredients, including Martha Marcy May Marlene and Oranges and Sunshine. Hopefully these two, and a few others, will find a receptive audience in limited release. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/21 65 $22,963   1 $22,963   $22,963 3
2011/10/28 78 $9,474 -59% 1 $9,474   $38,713 10
2011/11/04 58 $21,617 +128% 7 $3,088   $62,711 17
2011/11/11 60 $19,417 -10% 9 $2,157   $90,294 24
2011/11/18 47 $31,914 +64% 15 $2,128   $133,332 31
2011/11/25 58 $17,514 -45% 11 $1,592   $162,514 38
2011/12/02 60 $10,525 -40% 15 $702   $182,579 45
2011/12/09 76 $3,132 -70% 5 $626   $192,415 52
2011/12/16 52 $13,903 +344% 8 $1,738   $208,276 59
2012/01/06 61 $9,233   9 $1,026   $262,416 80
2012/01/13 71 $2,956 -68% 4 $739   $267,965 87
2012/01/20 85 $1,474 -50% 2 $737   $271,929 94
2012/01/27 92 $437 -70% 2 $219   $272,496 101
2012/02/03 56 $12,202 +2,692% 2 $6,101   $284,321 108
2012/02/10 102 $190 -98% 1 $190   $286,201 115
2012/02/17 94 $1,080 +468% 2 $540   $287,281 122
2012/02/24 88 $1,981 +83% 1 $1,981   $289,339 129
2012/03/16 73 $8,378   2 $4,189   $298,058 150
2012/03/30 102 $608   1 $608   $302,290 164
2012/04/06 82 $362 -40% 1 $362   $302,652 171

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/10/21 64 $29,239   1 $29,239   $29,239 7
2011/10/28 78 $11,855 -59% 1 $11,855   $41,094 14
2011/11/04 59 $29,783 +151% 7 $4,255   $70,877 21
2011/11/11 58 $29,773 n/c 9 $3,308   $101,418 28
2011/11/18 52 $43,245 +45% 15 $2,883   $145,000 35
2011/11/25 57 $27,018 -38% 11 $2,456   $172,055 42
2011/12/02 57 $16,051 -41% 15 $1,070   $189,283 49
2011/12/09 72 $5,090 -68% 5 $1,018   $194,373 56
2011/12/16 52 $27,780 +446% 8 $3,473   $222,153 63
2011/12/23 56 $14,786 -47% 13 $1,137   $236,939 70
2011/12/30 60 $16,244 +10% 7 $2,321   $253,183 77
2012/01/06 60 $11,827 -27% 9 $1,314   $265,010 84
2012/01/13 67 $5,445 -54% 4 $1,361   $270,455 91
2012/01/20 85 $1,604 -71% 2 $802   $272,059 98
2012/01/27 86 $60 -96% 2 $30   $272,119 105
2012/02/03 61 $13,892 +23,053% 2 $6,946   $286,011 112
2012/02/10 91 $190 -99% 1 $190   $286,201 119
2012/02/17 105 $1,157 +509% 2 $579   $287,358 126
2012/02/24 92 $2,322 +101% 1 $2,322   $289,680 133
2012/03/16 71 $12,002   2 $6,001   $301,682 154
2012/04/06 97 $1,501   1 $1,501   $303,791 175

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