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American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $174,796Details
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Synopsis

If you ask today’s top comedians who their influences were, you’ll find the same names popping up repeatedly. Lenny Bruce, Don Rickles, Richard Pryor… and Bill Hicks. The legendary Texan outlaw comic was, and still is, an inspiration to millions. Bill’s rebellious and exhilarating comedy left no stone unturned, and his profound observations on America were a life-changing experience for many who saw him. The story of a son, a brother, and a friend, this film is told “in the round” by the family and peers who knew Hicks best, mixing in photographs that animate the scenes of his rollercoaster life with rare and previously unseen footage of his blistering comedy shows. It covers his precocious teenage years, his dark years of addiction, and goes all the way through his untimely death at 32.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 8th, 2011 (Limited) by Variance Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Performing Arts, Voiceover/Narration, Terminal Illness, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 2 Entertain, Halflife Films/Jackamo Television
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 191 $432 Dec 16, 2011 255
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,450 $2,217 Jun 10, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,832 $2,529 Jun 3, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,723 $759 May 27, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,181 $1,178 May 20, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,493 $1,807 May 13, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,624 $4,063 May 6, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,632 $10,142 Apr 29, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,941 $16,441 Apr 22, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,949 $12,056 Apr 15, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,104 $5,872 Apr 8, 2011 3

Cast

Bill Hicks    Himself
Kevin Booth    Himself
John Farneti    Himself
Lynn Hicks    Herself
Steve Hicks    Himself
Andy Huggins    Himself
David Johndrow    Himself
James Ladmirault    Himself
Dwight Slade    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Paul Thomas
Producer    Matt Harlock
Director   
Editor    Matt Harlock
Director   
Editor    Paul Thomas

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April 12th, 2011

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April 8th, 2011

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 83 $5,872   1 $5,872   $5,872 3
2011/04/15 67 $12,056 +105% 5 $2,411   $21,581 10
2011/04/22 66 $16,441 +36% 11 $1,495   $46,204 17
2011/04/29 70 $10,142 -38% 7 $1,449   $65,759 24
2011/05/06 92 $4,063 -60% 4 $1,016   $75,621 31
2011/05/13 112 $1,807 -56% 3 $602   $78,653 38
2011/05/20 108 $1,178 -35% 1 $1,178   $80,767 45
2011/05/27 100 $759 -36% 2 $380   $82,374 52
2011/06/03 83 $2,529 +233% 2 $1,265   $85,745 59
2011/06/10 92 $2,217 -12% 2 $1,109   $90,275 66
2011/12/16 95 $432   1 $432   $174,796 255

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/30 96 $41   2 $21   $82,415 53

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 82 $9,525   1 $9,525   $9,525 7
2011/04/15 67 $20,238 +112% 5 $4,048   $29,763 14
2011/04/22 62 $25,854 +28% 11 $2,350   $55,617 21
2011/04/29 71 $15,941 -38% 7 $2,277   $71,558 28
2011/05/06 94 $5,288 -67% 4 $1,322   $76,846 35
2011/05/13 111 $2,743 -48% 3 $914   $79,589 42
2011/05/20 116 $2,026 -26% 1 $2,026   $81,615 49
2011/05/27 101 $1,605 -21% 2 $803   $83,220 56
2011/06/03 83 $4,842 +202% 2 $2,421   $88,058 63
2011/06/10 97 $2,531 -48% 2 $1,266   $90,589 70
2011/06/24 117 $285   1 $285   $90,874 84
2011/12/16 90 $452   1 $452   $91,326 259
2012/01/13 93 $908   1 $908   $92,234 287

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