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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 $28,644Details
Worldwide Box Office $332,435
Further financial details...

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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. 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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,233 $303,791
All Time International Box Office 8,019 $28,644
All Time Worldwide Box Office 11,714 $332,435
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,587 $303,791

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


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: Biography, Performing Arts, TV Industry, Voiceover/Narration
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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 734 $362 Apr 6, 2012 171
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 435 $362 Apr 6, 2012 171
Theater Average 25th Weekend Limited Release 396 $362 Apr 6, 2012 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 800 $608 Mar 30, 2012 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 464 $608 Mar 30, 2012 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 338 $608 Mar 30, 2012 164
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 633 $8,378 Mar 16, 2012 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 234 $8,378 Mar 16, 2012 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 15 $4,189 Mar 16, 2012 150
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,418 $1,981 Feb 24, 2012 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 658 $1,981 Feb 24, 2012 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 111 $1,981 Feb 24, 2012 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,808 $1,080 Feb 17, 2012 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 889 $1,080 Feb 17, 2012 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 798 $540 Feb 17, 2012 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,380 $190 Feb 10, 2012 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,279 $190 Feb 10, 2012 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,237 $190 Feb 10, 2012 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,644 $12,202 Feb 3, 2012 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 510 $12,202 Feb 3, 2012 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 11 $6,101 Feb 3, 2012 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,941 $437 Jan 27, 2012 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,501 $437 Jan 27, 2012 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,512 $219 Jan 27, 2012 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 3,002 $1,474 Jan 20, 2012 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,383 $1,474 Jan 20, 2012 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 953 $737 Jan 20, 2012 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,121 $2,956 Jan 13, 2012 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,318 $2,956 Jan 13, 2012 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,053 $739 Jan 13, 2012 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 2,955 $9,233 Jan 6, 2012 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,001 $9,233 Jan 6, 2012 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 833 $1,026 Jan 6, 2012 80
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3,929 $13,903 Dec 16, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,264 $13,903 Dec 16, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 573 $1,738 Dec 16, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,227 $3,132 Dec 9, 2011 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,134 $3,132 Dec 9, 2011 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,076 $626 Dec 9, 2011 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,062 $10,525 Dec 2, 2011 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,748 $10,525 Dec 2, 2011 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,259 $702 Dec 2, 2011 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,238 $17,514 Nov 25, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,687 $17,514 Nov 25, 2011 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,293 $1,592 Nov 25, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,324 $31,914 Nov 18, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,578 $31,914 Nov 18, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,141 $2,128 Nov 18, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,256 $19,417 Nov 11, 2011 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,128 $19,417 Nov 11, 2011 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,477 $2,157 Nov 11, 2011 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,807 $21,617 Nov 4, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,390 $21,617 Nov 4, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,413 $3,088 Nov 4, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,261 $9,474 Oct 28, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,538 $9,474 Oct 28, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 562 $9,474 Oct 28, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,072 $22,963 Oct 21, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,187 $22,963 Oct 21, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 329 $22,963 Oct 21, 2011 3
Theater Average Limited Release 438 $22,963 Oct 21, 2011 3
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 39 $22,963 Oct 21, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 3,224 $303,791 Oct 21, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 6,733 $303,791 Oct 21, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,981 14 Oct 21, 2011 0

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

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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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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
2012/03/30 103 $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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