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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (2016)

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $106,986Details
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Synopsis

Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, and George Furth’s much ballyhooed reverse chronology musical Merrily We Roll Along closed after just 16 performances in 1981 but gradually assumed legend status. A film that focuses on the original cast members, then and now, and the special place this experience holds in their memories.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2016 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Atlas Media Group, Allright Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,859 $2,581 Jan 13, 2017 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,033 $2,581 Jan 13, 2017 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 927 $1,291 Jan 13, 2017 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,673 $1,038 Jan 6, 2017 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,537 $1,038 Jan 6, 2017 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,695 $260 Jan 6, 2017 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,036 $1,820 Dec 30, 2016 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,606 $1,820 Dec 30, 2016 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,917 $910 Dec 30, 2016 45
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,484 $5,606 Dec 16, 2016 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,550 $5,606 Dec 16, 2016 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,657 $801 Dec 16, 2016 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,943 $6,982 Dec 9, 2016 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,745 $6,982 Dec 9, 2016 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,245 $1,396 Dec 9, 2016 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,574 $8,086 Dec 2, 2016 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,102 $8,086 Dec 2, 2016 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,646 $2,695 Dec 2, 2016 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,626 $17,358 Nov 25, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,959 $17,358 Nov 25, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,158 $5,786 Nov 25, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,017 $23,490 Nov 18, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,142 $23,490 Nov 18, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,114 $11,745 Nov 18, 2016 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,696 $11,745 Nov 18, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 83 $11,745 Nov 18, 2016 3
Never Wide Domestic 4,525 $106,986 Nov 18, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,020 $106,986 Nov 18, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,781 5 Nov 18, 2016 0

Cast

Stephen Sondheim    Himself
Harold Prince    Himself
Jason Alexander    Himself
Mandy Patinkin    Himself
Adam Guettel    Himself
Frank Rich    Himself
Tonya Pinkins    Herself
Jim Walton    Himself
Lonny Price    Himself
Ann Morrison    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ted Schillinger
Screenwriter    Kitt Lavoie
Screenwriter    Lonny Price
Producer    Bruce David Klein
Producer    Lonny Price
Producer    Kitt Lavoie
Producer    Ted Schillinger
Executive Producer    Scott Rudin
Executive Producer    Eli Bush

Theater Averages: Manchester is Something to Sea, Earns $64,125

November 23rd, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $64,125 in four theaters. That isn’t the best average we’ve seen this year, but it is fourth place for a 2016 release. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them earned first place on the overall chart and second place with $17,954 on this chart. Nocturnal Animals earned an average of $13,315 in 37 theaters. That’s an impressive average considering how wide it was playing. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened earned an average of $11,745 in two theaters. Meanwhile, the re-release of Daughters of the Dust was the final film in the $10,000 club earning $10,842 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fantastic Beasts Makes Fantastic-ish $75 Million

November 20th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is doing everything Warner Bros. could have wished for this weekend, posting a lively $75 million opening in the US, hitting $143.3 million internationally for a global opening over $200 million, and getting a A CinemaScore that should give it positive word of mouth going into Thanksgiving. For a franchise reboot, that’s a lot of reasons to be happy, although its opening is well below the openings enjoyed by the original Harry Potter franchise. The worst of those, Chamber of Secrets, opened with $88 million over three days (Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince both technically had slower weekends than Chamber of Secrets, but both of them opened on Wednesday, and they still did over $75 million Friday–Sunday). More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases Need Some Animal Magnetism

November 18th, 2016

Girls und Panzer The FILM

There are few films on this week’s list, but most of them are earning good reviews. Two of them, Manchester by the Sea and Nocturnal Animals, are also earning Oscar buzz and I wouldn’t be surprised of both did very well on the per theater average chart. On the other hand, I’m interested in seeing Girls und Panzer The FILM. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 52 $23,490   2 $11,745   $23,490 3
2016/11/25 50 $17,358 -26% 3 $5,786   $52,654 10
2016/12/02 57 $8,086 -53% 3 $2,695   $70,890 17
2016/12/09 56 $6,982 -14% 5 $1,396   $82,646 24
2016/12/16 52 $5,606 -20% 7 $801   $93,050 31
2016/12/30 59 $1,820   2 $910   $102,233 45
2017/01/06 60 $1,038 -43% 4 $260   $104,005 52
2017/01/13 51 $2,581 +149% 2 $1,291   $106,986 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 55 $35,296   2 $17,648   $35,296 7
2016/11/25 51 $27,508 -22% 3 $9,169   $62,804 14
2016/12/02 60 $12,860 -53% 3 $4,287   $75,664 21
2016/12/09 57 $11,780 -8% 5 $2,356   $87,444 28
2016/12/16 56 $11,433 -3% 7 $1,633   $98,877 35
2016/12/23 73 $1,536 -87% 2 $768   $100,413 42
2016/12/30 60 $2,554 +66% 2 $1,277   $102,967 49
2017/01/06 54 $1,438 -44% 4 $360   $104,405 56

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