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Beyond the Lights (2014)

Beyond the Lights poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,618,727Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,866,523 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $439,366 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,305,889
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Noni Jean is a hot new award-winning artist who is primed for superstardom. But not all is what it seems,and the pressures cause Noni to nearly fall apart—until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But can Kaz’s love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 14th, 2014 (Wide) by Relativity
Video Release: February 10th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive gestures, partial nudity, language and thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2333, 7/30/2014)
Running Time: 116 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Edge of Seventeen
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Keywords: African-American, Romance, Musicians, Singers, Big Break, Depression, Suicide Attempt, Political
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Relativity Media, Undisputed Cinema, Homegrown Pictures, BET Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,519 $2,651 Jan 30, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,446 $7,234 Jan 23, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,213 $21,360 Jan 16, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,772 $2,877 Jan 9, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,092 $19,778 Jan 2, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,263 $31,495 Dec 26, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,509 $43,146 Dec 19, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,380 $292,501 Dec 12, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,229 $723,845 Dec 5, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,161 $1,570,656 Nov 28, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,225 $2,634,224 Nov 21, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,553 $6,200,284 Nov 14, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,508 1,789 Nov 14, 2014 3

Cast

   Noni Jean
   Kaz Nicol
Minnie Driver    Macy Jean
MGK    Kid Culprit
Danny Glover    Captian David Nicol
Jordan Belfi    Steve Sams
Jesse Woodrow    Carl
Darryl Stephens    Quentin
Elaine Tan    April
Isaac Keys    Jonas
Tyler Christopher    Liam King
Benito Martinez    Jesse Soria
Aisha Hinds    J. Stanley
India Jean-Jacques    Noni (age 10)
Deidrie Henry    Felicia
Estelle Estelle    Herself
Malieek W. Straughter    Awards Stage Manager
Brandon Wilson    Male Fan
Greg Davis, Jr.    Officer Aforo
Sky Soleil    LAPD Cop #2
Hayley Marie Norman    Shai
Rob Locke    Emcee
Laurieann Gibson    Choreographer Gibson
Aml Ameen    Trey
Onahoua Rodriguez    Donia
Wren T. Brown    Pastor Marks
Sean Anderson    Himself
Irvin Whitlow    Irv
Wade Allain-Marcus    Photographer
Rocsi Diaz    Herself
Ithamar Enriquez    Spanish Karaoke Guy
Erika Ringor    Town Car Driver
Chris Barnes    Worthy Farm Stage Manager
Hector Bucio    Man at Mexico Market
Tom Wright    Reverend
Tina D'Marco    Vendor
Amy Johnson    Reporter
Debra Lee    Herself
Roland Martin    Himself
Mark Ridley Thomas    Himself
Chaka Khan    Herself
Amar'e Stoudemire    Himself
Don Lemon    Himself
Gayle King    Herself
Deandre Jordan    Himself
James Hardy    Himself
Ashley Hamilton    Himself
Taylor Maas    Dancer
Brandee Evans    Dancer
Christina Webber    Dancer
Anisha Gibbs    Dancer
Helen Gedlu    Dancer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Gina Prince-Bythewood
Producer    Stephanie Allain
Producer    Reggie Rock Bythewood
Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer    Amar'e Stoudemire
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Executive Producer    Matt Alvarez
Executive Producer    Robbie Brenner
Executive Producer    Ron Burkle
Executive Producer    Jason Colbeck
Co-Producer    Kenneth Halsband
Co-Producer    Marc Ambrose
Director of Photography    Tami Reiker
Production Designer    Cecilia Montiel
Editor    Terilyn A. Shropshire
Composer    Mark Isham
Music Supervisor    Julia Michels
Costume Designer    Sandra Hernandez
Casting Director    Aisha Coley
Choreography    Laurieann Gibson
Associate Producer    Chris Lemos
Production Supervisor    Jules Carideo
Additional Photography-Still Photographer    Suzanne Tenner
Sound Mixer    Willie D. Burton
Art Director    Nick Ralbovsky
Set Decorator    Lori Mazuer
Set Decorator    Sarah Staskauskas
Costume Supervisor    Devon P. Patterson
Make up    Anita Gibson
Make up    Dionne Wynn
Hairstylist    Kim Kimble
Hairstylist    Jasmine Kimble
Script Supervisor    Renetta G. Amador
Script Supervisor    Kris Smith
Second Assistant Director    Sebastian Mazzola
Special Effects Coordinator    David Waine
Special Effects Supervisor    Josh Hakian
Additional Casting-L.A. Casting Assistant    M'Saada Nia
Extras Casting    Kristan Berona
Extras Casting    Sande Alessi
Additional Casting-U.K. Casting    Lissy Holm
Additional Casting-U.K. Casting    Georgia Landers
Post-Production Supervisor    Christopher Kulikowski
Post-Production Supervisor    Pascal Vaguelsy
Additional Editor    Kenneth Marsten
First Assistant Editor    Aziza Ngozi
Re-recording Mixer    Leslie Shatz
Additional Sound Re-recording Mixer    Colette Dahanne
Supervising Sound Editor    Javier Bennassar
Assistant Sound Editor    Jesse Ehredt
Assistant Sound Editor    Art Espinosa
Foley Mixer    Jo Caron
Visual Effects Supervisor    Tim Carras
Visual Effects Producer    Josh Comen
Music Editor    Del Spiva
Music Editor    Jennifer Nash
Stunt Coordinator    Kevin Scott
Stunt Coordinator    Matthew Rugetti

DVD Sales: Hero Saves the Day

March 15th, 2015

New releases earned the top three spots on the DVD sales chart this week. This includes Big Hero 6, which opened in first place with 963,000 units / $14.44. This isn't at the same level as Frozen opened with, but it is already the second best selling DVD in 2015. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Hero is Bigger than Big

March 15th, 2015

While Big Hero 6 wasn't the only new release on the Blu-ray sales chart this week, it might as well have been. Not only did it crush the competition for the week, it is already the best selling Blu-ray of 2015 by a massive margin. It sold 1.99 million units generating $37.59 million in the process. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 67%, which is stunning. This would be stunning for a visually intensive action film aimed at Fanboys. For a family film, it is hard to comprehend. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 24th, 2015

February 24th, 2015

This list is going to be a little shorter than I wanted... a lot shorter actually. My Internet Provider decided it would be a good idea to do maintenance tonight, so I was without internet access for several hours. There are two first-run releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week: Big Hero 6 (DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack) and Whiplash (DVD or Blu-ray). The other contender is the Criterion Collection release for Watership Down (Blu-ray). All three are worth owning, but Big Hero 6 is the Pick of the Week. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

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The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hunger Games Goes on a Diet

November 24th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

As expected, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 earned first place with ease pulling in more than the rest of the box office combined. On the downside, it was well below the optimistic expectations at just $121.90 million. ... It seems strange that an opening of $121.90 million is considered disappointing. Worse still, none of the other films in the top five topped predictions, so they couldn't help mitigate Mockingjay, Part 1's softer than anticipated opening. The overall box office still rose 38% from last weekend to $194 million, but this was 14% lower than the same weekend last year. There's really no way to spin that in a positive manner. Year-to-date, 2014 has earned $8.94 billion, which is 3.2% or $290 million lower than last year's pace. Again, it is hard to spin that number in a positive way.

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Weekend Predictions: Will Hunger Games Leave Moviegoers Hungry?

November 20th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

There is only one wide release coming out this weekend, but it is the biggest release of the year. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 should have no trouble earning the biggest opening weekend of the year so far and it shouldn't take very long before it surpasses Guardians of the Galaxy for number one film of the year. As for the rest of the box office, there's not a lot to look forward to. Dumb and Dumber To will likely take a serious hit, while Big Hero 6 should overtake it over the weekend. This weekend last year, Catching Fire led the way with $158.07 million, which could be more than the entire box office earns this year. Hopefully that won't be the case, but I don't see how 2014 comes out ahead on the year-over-year comparison.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Dumb Leaves the Competition Smarting

November 18th, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To poster

There was some good news and bad news over the weekend. The good news was Dumb and Dumber To, which managed a stronger than expected opening, despite its reviews. The bad news was Beyond the Lights, which couldn't turn its reviews into box office success. That said, the good outweighed the bad and overall the box office was quite strong. It was still down 11% from last weekend to $140 million, but that's still 12% more than the same weekend last year. 2014 remains behind 2013's pace by 3.4% or $310 million at $8.72 billion to $9.03 billion, but every little victory will help soften the blow at the end of the year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Does it Pay to be Dumb?

November 13th, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To poster

It is a slower weekend at the box office than last weekend. Granted, there are two films opening wide, but neither of them are expected to be a huge hit. Dumb and Dumber To is earning terrible reviews, but it is expecting to earn first place at the box office. Beyond the Lights is earning much better reviews, but it will likely only become a midlevel hit at best. As far as holdovers are concerned, both Big Hero 6 and Interstellar will continue to be big factors at the box office, but only these four films have a shot at $10 million or more at the box office. This weekend last year, Thor: The Dark World led the way with $36.59 million while The Best Man Holiday opened in second place with $30.11 million. I think the one-two punch this year will be better, plus we will have a lot more depth leading to 2014 earning a win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Smart and Smarter

November 7th, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To poster

Next weekend, Beyond the Lights and Dumb and Dumber To open wide. Dumb and Dumber To is widely expected to dominate Beyond the Lights, although it might not open in first place. Regardless if it debuts in first, second, or possibly third, it is still the clear choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Dumb and Dumber To.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed movies or one previously reviewed TV on DVD release or three previously reviewed single-disc kids shows. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of two previously reviewed movies or one previously reviewed TV on DVD release or three previously reviewed single-disc kids shows. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/14 4 $6,200,284   1,789 $3,466   $6,200,284 3
2014/11/21 6 $2,634,224 -58% 1,766 $1,492   $10,128,001 10
2014/11/28 11 $1,570,656 -40% 1,187 $1,323   $12,731,390 17
2014/12/05 14 $723,845 -54% 827 $875   $13,815,382 24
2014/12/12 21 $292,501 -60% 459 $637   $14,323,343 31
2014/12/19 37 $43,146 -85% 77 $560   $14,458,669 38
2014/12/26 45 $31,495 -27% 34 $926   $14,522,040 45
2015/01/02 53 $19,778 -37% 23 $860   $14,564,709 52
2015/01/09 73 $2,877 -85% 19 $151   $14,572,891 59
2015/01/16 58 $21,360 +642% 57 $375   $14,595,201 66
2015/01/23 72 $7,234 -66% 31 $233   $14,612,840 73
2015/01/30 77 $2,651 -63% 29 $91   $14,617,945 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/14 4 $2,304,833   1,789 $1,288   $2,304,833 1
2014/11/15 4 $2,642,326 +15% 1,789 $1,477   $4,947,159 2
2014/11/16 4 $1,253,125 -53% 1,789 $700   $6,200,284 3
2014/11/17 4 $342,182 -73% 1,789 $191   $6,542,466 4
2014/11/18 6 $410,535 +20% 1,789 $229   $6,953,001 5
2014/11/19 7 $284,319 -31% 1,789 $159   $7,237,320 6
2014/11/20 7 $256,457 -10% 1,789 $143   $7,493,777 7
2014/11/21 6 $794,639 +210% 1,766 $450   $8,288,416 8
2014/11/22 6 $1,215,461 +53% 1,766 $688   $9,503,877 9
2014/11/23 6 $624,124 -49% 1,766 $353   $10,128,001 10
2014/11/24 7 $249,841 -60% 1,766 $141   $10,377,842 11
2014/11/25 6 $317,016 +27% 1,766 $180   $10,694,858 12
2014/11/26 - $237,315 -25% 1,766 $134   $10,932,173 13
2014/11/27 - $228,561 -4% 1,766 $129   $11,160,734 14
2014/11/28 12 $586,388 +157% 1,187 $494   $11,747,122 15
2014/11/29 10 $692,889 +18% 1,187 $584   $12,440,011 16
2014/11/30 12 $291,379 -58% 1,187 $245   $12,731,390 17
2014/12/01 12 $91,004 -69% 1,187 $77   $12,822,394 18
2014/12/02 12 $102,081 +12% 1,187 $86   $12,924,475 19
2014/12/03 12 $81,975 -20% 1,187 $69   $13,006,450 20
2014/12/04 12 $85,087 +4% 1,187 $72   $13,091,537 21
2014/12/05 14 $207,986 +144% 827 $251   $13,299,523 22
2014/12/06 14 $348,887 +68% 827 $422   $13,648,410 23
2014/12/07 15 $166,972 -52% 827 $202   $13,815,382 24
2014/12/08 15 $54,309 -67% 827 $66   $13,869,691 25
2014/12/09 14 $63,011 +16% 827 $76   $13,932,702 26
2014/12/10 14 $53,397 -15% 827 $65   $13,986,099 27
2014/12/11 15 $44,743 -16% 827 $54   $14,030,842 28
2014/12/12 - $78,137 +75% 459 $170   $14,108,979 29
2014/12/13 - $145,842 +87% 459 $318   $14,254,821 30
2014/12/14 - $68,522 -53% 459 $149   $14,323,343 31
2014/12/15 - $27,954 -59% 459 $61   $14,351,297 32
2014/12/16 - $27,626 -1% 459 $60   $14,378,923 33
2014/12/17 - $19,839 -28% 459 $43   $14,398,762 34
2014/12/18 - $16,761 -16% 459 $37   $14,415,523 35
2014/12/19 - $11,708 -30% 77 $152   $14,427,231 36
2014/12/20 - $18,786 +60% 77 $244   $14,446,017 37
2014/12/21 - $12,652 -33% 77 $164   $14,458,669 38
2014/12/22 - $9,601 -24% 77 $125   $14,468,270 39
2014/12/23 - $8,191 -15% 77 $106   $14,476,461 40
2014/12/24 - $5,008 -39% 77 $65   $14,481,469 41
2014/12/25 - $9,076 +81% 77 $118   $14,490,545 42
2014/12/26 - $10,955 +21% 34 $322   $14,501,500 43
2014/12/27 - $12,567 +15% 34 $370   $14,514,067 44
2014/12/28 - $7,973 -37% 34 $235   $14,522,040 45
2014/12/29 - $5,721 -28% 34 $168   $14,527,761 46
2014/12/30 - $6,368 +11% 34 $187   $14,534,129 47
2014/12/31 - $3,506 -45% 34 $103   $14,537,635 48
2015/01/01 - $7,296 +108% 34 $215   $14,544,931 49
2015/01/02 - $7,671 +5% 23 $334   $14,552,602 50
2015/01/03 - $8,455 +10% 23 $368   $14,561,057 51
2015/01/04 - $3,652 -57% 23 $159   $14,564,709 52
2015/01/05 - $1,601 -56% 23 $70   $14,566,310 53
2015/01/06 - $1,596 n/c 23 $69   $14,567,906 54
2015/01/07 - $1,163 -27% 23 $51   $14,569,069 55
2015/01/08 - $945 -19% 23 $41   $14,570,014 56
2015/01/09 - $619 -34% 19 $33   $14,570,633 57
2015/01/10 - $1,597 +158% 19 $84   $14,572,230 58
2015/01/11 - $661 -59% 19 $35   $14,572,891 59
2015/01/12 - $441 -33% 19 $23   $14,573,332 60
2015/01/13 - $97 -78% 19 $5   $14,573,429 61
2015/01/14 - $181 +87% 19 $10   $14,573,610 62
2015/01/15 - $231 +28% 19 $12   $14,573,841 63
2015/01/16 - $5,559 +2,306% 57 $98   $14,579,400 64
2015/01/17 - $9,323 +68% 57 $164   $14,588,723 65
2015/01/18 - $6,478 -31% 57 $114   $14,595,201 66
2015/01/19 - $4,579 -29% 57 $80   $14,599,780 67
2015/01/20 - $2,159 -53% 57 $38   $14,601,939 68
2015/01/21 - $1,684 -22% 57 $30   $14,603,623 69
2015/01/22 - $1,983 +18% 57 $35   $14,605,606 70
2015/01/23 - $1,649 -17% 31 $53   $14,607,255 71
2015/01/24 - $3,863 +134% 31 $125   $14,611,118 72
2015/01/25 - $1,722 -55% 31 $56   $14,612,840 73
2015/01/26 - $527 -69% 31 $17   $14,613,367 74
2015/01/27 - $775 +47% 31 $25   $14,614,142 75
2015/01/28 - $481 -38% 31 $16   $14,614,623 76
2015/01/29 - $671 +40% 31 $22   $14,615,294 77
2015/01/30 - $878 +31% 29 $30   $14,616,172 78
2015/01/31 - $1,396 +59% 29 $48   $14,617,568 79
2015/02/01 - $377 -73% 29 $13   $14,617,945 80
2015/02/02 - $209 -45% 29 $7   $14,618,154 81
2015/02/03 - $167 -20% 29 $6   $14,618,321 82
2015/02/04 - $197 +18% 29 $7   $14,618,518 83
2015/02/05 - $209 +6% 29 $7   $14,618,727 84

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/14 4 $7,493,777   1,789 $4,189   $7,493,777 7
2014/11/21 8 $3,666,957 -51% 1,766 $2,076   $11,160,734 14
2014/11/28 12 $1,930,803 -47% 1,187 $1,627   $13,091,537 21
2014/12/05 14 $939,305 -51% 827 $1,136   $14,030,842 28
2014/12/12 22 $384,681 -59% 459 $838   $14,415,523 35
2014/12/19 43 $75,022 -80% 77 $974   $14,490,545 42
2014/12/26 46 $54,386 -28% 34 $1,600   $14,544,931 49
2015/01/02 56 $25,083 -54% 23 $1,091   $14,570,014 56
2015/01/09 77 $3,827 -85% 19 $201   $14,573,841 63
2015/01/16 57 $31,765 +730% 57 $557   $14,605,606 70
2015/01/23 74 $9,688 -70% 31 $313   $14,615,294 77
2015/01/30 82 $3,433 -65% 29 $118   $14,618,727 84

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/1/2015750,553 50,553$845,246$845,2463

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/1/20151612,490 12,490$256,418$256,4183

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