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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
Domestic DVD Sales $167,556 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $167,556
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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

RecordRankAmount
Top 2016 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 250 $755,153
Top 2016 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 101 $755,153
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 48,102 $612
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 42,927 $766
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 63,190 $42
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 45,144 $698
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 18,661 $2,089
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 1,775 $11,440
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 45,715 $680
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 48,437 $602
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 44,830 $707
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 60,002 $240
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 32,413 $1,157
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 1,026 $15,395
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 56,348 $367
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,449 $1,454,257
All Time International Box Office 5,955 $699,104
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,949 $755,153
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 7,755 $755,153
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,739 $755,153
All Time Domestic Box Office by First-Time Directors 1,497 $755,153
All Time Domestic Box Office 8,079 $755,153

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
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,921 $1,835 Jun 3, 2016 94
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,310 $1,835 Jun 3, 2016 94
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,480 $367 Jun 3, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,927 $4,214 May 27, 2016 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,157 $4,214 May 27, 2016 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,266 $602 May 27, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,443 $3,356 May 20, 2016 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,419 $3,356 May 20, 2016 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,953 $240 May 20, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,156 $13,028 May 13, 2016 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,008 $13,028 May 13, 2016 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,283 $766 May 13, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,213 $21,911 May 6, 2016 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 900 $21,911 May 6, 2016 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,570 $707 May 6, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,389 $30,622 Apr 29, 2016 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 905 $30,622 Apr 29, 2016 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,804 $680 Apr 29, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,391 $51,655 Apr 22, 2016 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 834 $51,655 Apr 22, 2016 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,951 $698 Apr 22, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,736 $3,312 Apr 15, 2016 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,328 $3,312 Apr 15, 2016 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,133 $42 Apr 15, 2016 45
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,840 $15,041 Apr 1, 2016 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,999 $15,041 Apr 1, 2016 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,131 $1,157 Apr 1, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,523 $46,184 Mar 25, 2016 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,560 $46,184 Mar 25, 2016 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 21 $15,395 Mar 25, 2016 24
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 51 $15,395 Mar 25, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,883 $18,799 Mar 18, 2016 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,470 $18,799 Mar 18, 2016 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,109 $2,089 Mar 18, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,303 $22,879 Mar 11, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,662 $22,879 Mar 11, 2016 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 377 $11,440 Mar 11, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,760 $14,069 Mar 4, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 3,850 $14,069 Mar 4, 2016 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 6,760 $612 Mar 4, 2016 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 2,186 $755,153 Mar 4, 2016 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 5,696 $755,153 Mar 4, 2016 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 1,062 56 Mar 4, 2016 0

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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Limited and VOD Releases: Feeling Blue

March 25th, 2016

Born to Be Blue

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/04 66 $14,069   23 $612   $14,069 3
2016/03/11 59 $22,879 +63% 2 $11,440   $40,386 10
2016/03/18 63 $18,799 -18% 9 $2,089   $69,734 17
2016/03/25 45 $46,184 +146% 3 $15,395   $191,311 24
2016/04/01 62 $15,041 -67% 13 $1,157   $152,288 31
2016/04/15 75 $3,312   79 $42   $410,423 45
2016/04/22 37 $51,655 +1,460% 74 $698   $594,205 52
2016/04/29 47 $30,622 -41% 45 $680   $662,587 59
2016/05/06 49 $21,911 -28% 31 $707   $699,806 66
2016/05/13 56 $13,028 -41% 17 $766   $729,948 73
2016/05/20 78 $3,356 -74% 14 $240   $744,426 80
2016/05/27 60 $4,214 +26% 7 $602   $748,640 87
2016/06/03 73 $1,835 -56% 5 $367   $753,486 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/03/04 66 $17,507   23 $761   $17,507 7
2016/03/11 60 $33,428 +91% 2 $16,714   $50,935 14
2016/03/18 63 $26,015 -22% 9 $2,891   $76,950 21
2016/03/25 46 $68,177 +162% 12 $5,681   $145,127 28
2016/04/01 35 $115,083 +69% 13 $8,853   $260,210 35
2016/04/08 31 $146,901 +28% 45 $3,264   $407,111 42
2016/04/15 28 $135,439 -8% 79 $1,714   $542,550 49
2016/04/22 34 $89,415 -34% 72 $1,242   $631,965 56
2016/04/29 48 $45,930 -49% 44 $1,044   $677,895 63
2016/05/06 51 $38,025 -17% 32 $1,188   $715,920 70
2016/05/13 54 $24,150 -36% 16 $1,509   $741,070 77
2016/05/20 86 $3,356 -86% 14 $240   $744,426 84
2016/05/27 68 $7,225 +115% 7 $1,032   $751,651 91
2016/06/03 76 $3,502 -52% 5 $700   $755,153 98

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

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