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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,370Details
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The story of legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. In CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE, director Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness, Gotta Dance), with co-writer Adam Zucker, captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon – both onstage and off...past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway's most glamorous era. It is, above all, a look at an inspiring, incomparable and always entertaining American legend.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 12,818 $20,370
All Time Worldwide Box Office 15,853 $20,370
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 5,477 $20,370

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 20th, 2012 (Limited) by Entertainment One
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, including brief smoking images.
(Rating bulletin 2202, 12/14/2011)
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Performing Arts, Musicians, Movie Business, Broadway, Gratuitous Cameos
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Entertainment One, Dramatic Forces, Dori Berinstein
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,569 $8,397 Feb 3, 2012 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,088 $8,397 Feb 3, 2012 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,593 $2,799 Feb 3, 2012 17
Theater Average Limited Release 13,402 $2,799 Feb 3, 2012 17
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 466 $2,799 Feb 3, 2012 17
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,507 $5,000 Jan 20, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,535 $5,000 Jan 20, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,873 $2,500 Jan 20, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 6,632 $20,370 Jan 20, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 10,076 $20,370 Jan 20, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,232 1 Jan 20, 2012 0


Carol Channing    Herself
Harry Kullijian    Himself
Lily Tomlin    Herself
Chita Rivera    Herself
Barbara Walters    Herself
Tyne Daly    Himself
Debbie Reynolds    Herself
Phyllis Diller    Herself
Loni Anderson    Herself
JoAnne Worley    Herself
Bruce Vilanch    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Dori Bernstein
Producer    Dori Bernstein
Co-Producer    Harlan Boll
Screenwriter    Adam Zucker
Editor    Adam Zucker
Director of Photography    Rob Vanalkemade
Composer    Craig Sharmat

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 22nd, 2012

May 22nd, 2012

It's a strange week on the home market. There are not a lot of films on this week's list, but there are more first run releases than normal, while we are also moving into the summer TV schedule, so a lot of those shows are getting home market releases this week, in preparation for their upcoming seasons. The list is top-heavy, not very deep, and lacks contenders for for Pick of the Week. The Secret World of Arrietty is the best release and the Blu-ray looks amazing, but there are not a lot of extras to be found. Likewise, Sherlock: Season Two is a great show, but the DVD and Blu-ray don't have a lot of extras, plus the price-per-minute is rather high for a TV on DVD release. I have high hopes for The Woman in Black, but the screener is late. In the end I'm going with The Secret World of Arrietty, but the other two are Honorable Mentions. More...

Per Theater Chart: Pina Dances to the Top

January 25th, 2012

There were only three films this past weekend to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater average, and none of them were new releases. Pina finally expanded playing in ten theaters, while it climbed to the top of the per theater average with $13,667. It should hit its first major milestone soon. A Separation doubled its theater count and saw its per theater average grow to $12,986. It too should reach its first milestone sooner rather than later. The final member of the $10,000 club was We Need to Talk About Kevin with an average of $10,530 in seven theaters. The best new release of the week was Crazy Horse with $7,963 in its lone theater. However, it was a Wednesday release and if you include its first two days of release, it earned $12,336. If it were a Friday release, it likely would have reached the $10,000 market. More...

Limited Releases are in Full Bloom

January 20th, 2012

Among the number of limited releases coming out this week, there are a surprisingly high number of films earning overwhelmingly positive reviews: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, Coriolanus, Crazy Horse, and The Pruitt Igoe Myth. Unfortunately, three of those four films are documentaries and those rarely earn any measure of mainstream success. I don't think there's enough buzz behind Coriolanus to make up the difference. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/20 70 $5,000   2 $2,500   $5,000 3
2012/02/03 64 $8,397   3 $2,799   $9,949 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/20 69 $7,150   2 $3,575   $7,150 7
2012/02/03 63 $12,947   3 $4,316   $20,370 21

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