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Born to Be Blue (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $755,153Details
International Box Office $699,104Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,454,257
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $258,742 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $258,742
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: June 3rd, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
July 29th, 2016 (Wide), released as Born to be Blue (United Kingdom)
Video Release: July 26th, 2016 by IFC Video
MPAA Rating: R for drug use, language, some sexuality and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2416 (Cert 50348), 3/16/2016)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: 1960s, Musicians, 1980s, Jazz, Romance, Character POV shot, Hitchhiker, California, Narcotics, Non-Chronological, Nightclub, Addiction, Epilogue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: New Real Films, Lumanity, Black Hangar Studio, Productivity Media, K5 International, Telefilm Canada, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Entertainment One
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 51 $15,395 Mar 25, 2016 24

Cast

   Chet Baker
Carmen Ejogo    Elaine/Jane
Callum Keith Rennie    Dick Bock
Tony Nappo    Officer Reid
Dan Lett    Danny Friedman
Janet Laine Green    Vera Baker
Stephen McHattie    Chesney Baker Sr.
Kedar Brown    Miles Davis
Kevin Hanchard    Dizzy Gilespie
Tony Nardi    Nicholas

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Robert Budreau
Producer    Robert Budreau
Producer    Jennifer Jonas
Producer    Leonard Farlinger
Producer    Jake Seal
Executive Producer    William Santor
Executive Producer    John Hills
Executive Producer    Andrew Chang-Sang
Executive Producer    Adam Moryto
Executive Producer    Gurpreet Chandhoke
Executive Producer    Stefan Jacobs
Executive Producer    Terry Bird
Executive Producer    Mark Slone
Executive Producer    Patrick Roy
Executive Producer    Christina Kubacki
Director of Photography    Steve Cosens
Editor    David Freeman
Original Score and Jazz Arrangement by    David Braid
Score Composer    Todor Kobakov
Score Composer    Steve London
Production Designer    Aidan Leroux
Costume Designer    Anne Dixon
Casting Director    Nancy Klopper
Casting Director    Jason Knight
Casting Director    John Buchan
Music Supervisor    David Hayman

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March 30th, 2016

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Limited and VOD Releases: Feeling Blue

March 25th, 2016

Born to Be Blue

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/03/04 66 $14,069   23 $612   $14,069 1
2016/03/11 59 $22,879 +63% 2 $11,440   $40,386 2
2016/03/18 63 $18,799 -18% 9 $2,089   $69,734 3
2016/03/25 45 $46,184 +146% 3 $15,395   $191,311 4
2016/04/01 62 $15,041 -67% 13 $1,157   $152,288 5
2016/04/15 75 $3,312   79 $42   $410,423 7
2016/04/22 37 $51,655 +1,460% 74 $698   $594,205 8
2016/04/29 47 $30,622 -41% 45 $680   $662,587 9
2016/05/06 49 $21,911 -28% 31 $707   $699,806 10
2016/05/13 56 $13,028 -41% 17 $766   $729,948 11
2016/05/20 78 $3,356 -74% 14 $240   $744,426 12
2016/05/27 60 $4,214 +26% 7 $602   $748,640 13
2016/06/03 73 $1,835 -56% 5 $367   $753,486 14

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/03/04 66 $17,507   23 $761   $17,507 1
2016/03/11 60 $33,428 +91% 2 $16,714   $50,935 2
2016/03/18 63 $26,015 -22% 9 $2,891   $76,950 3
2016/03/25 46 $68,177 +162% 12 $5,681   $145,127 4
2016/04/01 35 $115,083 +69% 13 $8,853   $260,210 5
2016/04/08 31 $146,901 +28% 45 $3,264   $407,111 6
2016/04/15 28 $135,439 -8% 79 $1,714   $542,550 7
2016/04/22 34 $89,415 -34% 72 $1,242   $631,965 8
2016/04/29 48 $45,930 -49% 44 $1,044   $677,895 9
2016/05/06 51 $38,025 -17% 32 $1,188   $715,920 10
2016/05/13 54 $24,150 -36% 16 $1,509   $741,070 11
2016/05/20 86 $3,356 -86% 14 $240   $744,426 12
2016/05/27 68 $7,225 +115% 7 $1,032   $751,651 13
2016/06/03 76 $3,502 -52% 5 $700   $755,153 14

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 6/3/2016 $6,213 8 147 374 $645,597 8/18/2016
United Kingdom 7/29/2016 $10,632 4 10 35 $53,507 9/7/2016
 
International Total$699,104 9/7/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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