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Born to Be Blue (2016)

Born to Be Blue poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $755,153Details
International Box Office $699,104Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,454,257
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $177,355 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $177,355
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  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
All Time Domestic Box Office 8,097 $755,153
All Time International Box Office 6,017 $699,104
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,490 $1,454,257
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,748 $755,153
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,633 $755,153
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,810 $699,104
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,766 $1,454,257

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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 Domestic 14th Weekend 2,930 $1,835 Jun 3, 2016 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,314 $1,835 Jun 3, 2016 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,484 $367 Jun 3, 2016 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 2,941 $4,214 May 27, 2016 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,163 $4,214 May 27, 2016 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,272 $602 May 27, 2016 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,457 $3,356 May 20, 2016 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,424 $3,356 May 20, 2016 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,958 $240 May 20, 2016 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 3,169 $13,028 May 13, 2016 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,012 $13,028 May 13, 2016 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,286 $766 May 13, 2016 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 3,226 $21,911 May 6, 2016 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 904 $21,911 May 6, 2016 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,574 $707 May 6, 2016 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3,403 $30,622 Apr 29, 2016 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 909 $30,622 Apr 29, 2016 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,808 $680 Apr 29, 2016 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,399 $51,655 Apr 22, 2016 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 836 $51,655 Apr 22, 2016 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,953 $698 Apr 22, 2016 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,749 $3,312 Apr 15, 2016 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,333 $3,312 Apr 15, 2016 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,145 $42 Apr 15, 2016 45
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,859 $15,041 Apr 1, 2016 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,007 $15,041 Apr 1, 2016 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,140 $1,157 Apr 1, 2016 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,539 $46,184 Mar 25, 2016 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,564 $46,184 Mar 25, 2016 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 21 $15,395 Mar 25, 2016 24
Theater Average Limited Release 1,028 $15,395 Mar 25, 2016 24
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 51 $15,395 Mar 25, 2016 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,909 $18,799 Mar 18, 2016 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,483 $18,799 Mar 18, 2016 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,117 $2,089 Mar 18, 2016 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,330 $22,879 Mar 11, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,676 $22,879 Mar 11, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 377 $11,440 Mar 11, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,788 $14,069 Mar 4, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,865 $14,069 Mar 4, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,790 $612 Mar 4, 2016 3
Never Wide Domestic 2,195 $755,153 Mar 4, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,713 $755,153 Mar 4, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,072 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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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

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