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The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $462,277Details
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The true life story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry whom he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 23rd, 2017 (Limited) by Lionsgate
July 14th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: September 5th, 2017 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2470 (Cert #50580), 4/5/2017)
Running Time: 119 minutes
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Keywords: Arranged Marriage, Relationships Gone Wrong, Chicago, College, Romance, Stand-Up Comedy, One Night Stand, Medical and Hospitals, Interracial Romance, Dysfunctional Family, Muslims, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Amazon Studios, FilmNation Entertainment, Apatow Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 17 $84,315 Jun 23, 2017 3
Theater Average Limited Release 17 $84,315 Jun 23, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 1 $84,315 Jun 23, 2017 3


Bo Burnham    CJ
Aidy Bryant    Mary
Kurt Braunohler    Chris
Vella Lovell    Khadija
Myra Lucretia Taylor    Nurse Judy
Jeremy Shamos    Bob Dalavan
David Alan Grier    Andy Dodd
Ed Herbstman    Sam Highsmith
Shenaz Treasury    Fatima
Rebecca Naomi Jones    Jesse
Kuhoo Verma    Zubeida
Mitra Jouhari    Yazmin
Maria Celeste Arraras    Denise
Shana Solomon    Nurse Bette
Jeff Blumenkrantz    Dr. Wright
Linda Emond    Dr. Cunningham
Holly Chou    Dr. Whelan
Andrew Pang    Dr. Spellman
Alison Cimmet    Dr. Platt
Lawrence Ballard    Dr. Lewin
Shunori Ramanathan    Sumera
Spencer House    Racist Heckler
Susham Bedi    Tina (Khadija’s Mother)
Rahul Bedi    Farhan (Khadija’s Father)
Matty Cardarople    Fast Food Cashier
Myra Turley    Waiting Room Person 1
William Stephenson    Waiting Room Person 2
Marilyn Torres    Waiting Room Person 3
Kerry Flanagan    Waiting Room Person 4
Jack O'Connell    Waiting Room Person 5
Charles Gould    Waiting Room Person 6
Isabel Shill    Party Goer 1
Lauren Patten    Party Goer 2
Keilly McQuail    Party Goer 3
Zach Cherry    Party Goer 4

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Kumail Nanjiani
Screenwriter    Emily V. Gordon
Producer    Judd Apatow
Producer    Barry Mendel
Executive Producer    Jeremy Kipp Walker
Executive Producer    Kumail Nanjiani
Executive Producer    Emily V. Gordon
Executive Producer    Glen Basner
Executive Producer    Ben Browning
Director of Photography    Brian Burgoyne
Production Designer    Brandon Tonner-Connolly
Editor    Robert Nassau
Costume Designer    Sarah Mae Burton
Co-Producer    Amanda Glaze
Composer    Michael Andrews
Music Supervisor    Joe Rudge
Casting Director    Gayle Keller
Stunt Coordinator    Jeremy Sample
Script Supervisor    Mariana Hellmund
Unit Production Manager    Jeremy Kipp Walker
First Assistant Director    Nicholas Bell
Second Assistant Director    Adam Bernard
Art Director    Andy Eklund
Set Decorator    Elizabeth Rodrick
Still Photographer    Nicole Rivelli
Special Effects Coordinator    Jeff Brink
Sound Mixer    Charles Hunt
Make up    Leo Won
Make up    Kirsten Sylvester
Hairstylist    Tonia Ciccone
Hairstylist    Toni Roman-Grimm
Location Manager    Jillian Stricker
Casting Associate    Allison Kirschner
Casting Associate    Nicole Hearon
Casting Associate    Aaron Schoonover
Post-Production Supervisor    Michael A. Jackman
Assistant Editor    Luis Cuevas
Assistant Editor    Leah Tuscano
Supervising Sound Editor    Tom Paul
Sound Editor    Bobby Mackston
Dialogue Editor    Billy Orrico
Sound Effects Editor    Sean Garnhart
Foley Mixer    Carl Shillito
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Paul
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Linden
Score Producer    Michael Andrews
Score Recordist    Todd Burke
Score Mixer    Todd Burke
Music Editor    Azniv Korkejian
Visual Effects Supervisor    Lucien Harriot

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June 24th, 2017

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Limited and VOD Releases: Sick and Tired

June 23rd, 2017

The Big Sick

Not many limited releases are earning any real buzz this week. The Beguiled has the best pedigree and its reviews might be good enough to help it thrive in theaters. The Bad Batch is the biggest in terms of theaters, but its box office potential is close to zero. This leaves The Big Sick as the best new release. That said, if you are not near one of the five theaters it is playing, you could always stay home and binge GLOW on Netflix. I reviewed it this week and it is worth the praise. More...

The Big Sick Trailer

June 12th, 2017

Romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano, directed by Judd Apatow opens June 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/06/23 17 $421,577   5 $84,315   $421,577 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/06/23 - $133,751   5 $26,750   $133,751 1
2017/06/24 - $169,255 +27% 5 $33,851   $303,006 2
2017/06/25 - $118,571 -30% 5 $23,714   $421,577 3
2017/06/26 - $40,700 -66% 5 $8,140   $462,277 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

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