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Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2012)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,327Details
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Synopsis

A portrait of Memphis-based punk musician Jay Reatard, who toured the world and released dozens of records over the course of a 15 year career that began in his mid-teens. Never-before-seen footage documents his self-made journey to iconic garage rock star, with colleagues, friends, and family speaking about Jay’s vibrant and complicated life. Jay himself—filmed just nine months before his untimely death at the age of twenty-nine—shares his experiences both on and off stage, with all the humor, savvy, and pathos one can expect from such a prolific and vital artist.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
78% - Fresh
Audience
90% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 2012 (Limited)
Video Release: December 18th, 2012 by Factory 25
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,205 $3,750 Mar 9, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,404 $3,750 Mar 9, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,335 $1,875 Mar 9, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,235 $10,489 Mar 2, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,308 $10,489 Mar 2, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,730 $2,622 Mar 2, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 14,439 $2,622 Mar 2, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 510 $2,622 Mar 2, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,608 $20,327 Mar 2, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,045 $20,327 Mar 2, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,227 0 Mar 2, 2012 0

Cast

Jay Reatard    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/02 75 $10,489   4 $2,622   $10,489 3
2012/03/09 89 $3,750 -64% 2 $1,875   $14,239 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/02 79 $10,489   4 $2,622   $10,489 7
2012/03/09 88 $6,912 -34% 3 $2,304   $17,401 14
2012/04/06 93 $2,250   1 $2,250   $20,327 42

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