Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $303,791Details
International Box Office $28,644
Worldwide Box Office $332,435
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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
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: October 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Submarine Deluxe
Video Release: April 3rd, 2012 by Docurama Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language including a brief drug reference.
(Rating bulletin 2199, 11/23/2011)
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

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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    Constance Marks
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

Daily Box Office Performance

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 90 $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
2012/04/06 105 $362 -40% 1 $362   $302,652 171

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