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Breaking a Monster (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,212Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,190 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,190
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  8. Trailer


The three members of band Unlocking the Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square—often drawing substantial crowds. They take on a manager: a 70-year-old industry veteran. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a 1.8 million dollar record deal and a precarious initiation into the music industry. Anything feels possible, and in some moments the band can almost feel the eyes of the world gazing upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they make the leap to being professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and take their first steps into the complexities of adulthood. The accelerated breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 14,449 $4,212
All Time Worldwide Box Office 17,830 $4,212
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 6,750 $4,212

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 24th, 2016 (Limited) by Abramorama Films
Video Release: October 11th, 2016 by RLJ
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Music Industry, Coming of Age, Rock 'n' Roll
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Abramorama, Black Label Media, SeeThink Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 8,300 $500 Jul 15, 2016 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,957 $500 Jul 15, 2016 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,601 $500 Jul 15, 2016 24
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 10,148 $998 Jul 1, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,254 $998 Jul 1, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,439 $998 Jul 1, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 11,889 $1,302 Jun 24, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,872 $1,302 Jun 24, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,080 $1,302 Jun 24, 2016 3
Theater Average Limited Release 29,576 $1,302 Jun 24, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 1,155 $1,302 Jun 24, 2016 3
Never Wide Domestic 8,209 $4,212 Jun 24, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 11,506 $4,212 Jun 24, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,951 0 Jun 24, 2016 0


Malcolm Brickhouse    Himself/Vocals/Guitar
Alec Atkins    Himself/Bass
Jarad Dawkins    Himself/Drums

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Tom Davis
Producer    Molly Smith
Producer    Thad Luckinbill
Producer    Trent Luckinbill
Executive Producer    J. Axel Holl
Executive Producer    Andrew Neel
Executive Producer    Alan Sacks
Executive Producer    Ellen H. Schwartz
Screenwriter    Luke Meyer
Screenwriter    Brad Turner
Editor    Brad Turner
Cinematographer    Ethan Palmer
Cinematographer    Hillary Spera
Composer    Alec Atkins
Composer    Malcolm Brickhouse
Composer    Jarad Dawkins

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/24 83 $1,302   1 $1,302   $1,302 3
2016/07/01 77 $998 -23% 1 $998   $3,088 10
2016/07/15 91 $500   1 $500   $4,212 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/24 93 $2,090   1 $2,090   $2,090 7
2016/07/01 96 $1,622 -22% 1 $1,622   $3,712 14

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