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The Comedian (2017)

The Comedian
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,658,706Details
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An aging comic icon, Jackie Burke has seen better days.  Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played.  Already a strain on his younger brother and his wife, Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony, the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul, and the two find inspiration in one another resulting in surprising consequences. Through the alchemy of their unlikely friendship, Harmony and Jackie overcome their own emotional damage and emerge as better people.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 7,199 $1,658,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office 9,326 $1,658,706
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,176 $1,658,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,710 $1,658,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 2,102 $1,658,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,328 $1,658,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,721 $1,658,706

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 3rd, 2017 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual references and language throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2452 (Cert #50656), 11/23/2016)
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Viral Video, Stand-Up Comedy, Gratuitous Cameos, Comeback, LGBT, Wedding Day, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Cinelou Films, Linson Films, Anvil Films, The Fyzz Facility, Mad Riot Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,439 $636 Mar 17, 2017 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,945 $636 Mar 17, 2017 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,385 $636 Mar 17, 2017 45
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 6,990 $2,454 Mar 3, 2017 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,991 $2,454 Mar 3, 2017 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,672 $82 Mar 3, 2017 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,839 $8,536 Feb 24, 2017 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,636 $8,536 Feb 24, 2017 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,922 $285 Feb 24, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,623 $27,726 Feb 17, 2017 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,220 $27,726 Feb 17, 2017 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,935 $676 Feb 17, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,195 $202,398 Feb 10, 2017 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 833 $202,398 Feb 10, 2017 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,337 $331 Feb 10, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,585 $1,100,000 Feb 3, 2017 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 264 $1,100,000 Feb 3, 2017 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 6,088 $1,297 Feb 3, 2017 3
Theater Average Limited Release 29,665 $1,297 Feb 3, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 243 $1,297 Feb 3, 2017 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,472 $1,658,706 Feb 3, 2017 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,983 $1,658,706 Feb 3, 2017 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,753 0 Feb 3, 2017 0


Leslie Mann    Harmony
Danny De Vito    Jimmy Berkowitz
Edie Falco    Miller
Charles Grodin    Dick D’Angelo
Cloris Leachman    May Conner
Patti LuPone    Florence Berkowitz
Harvey Keitel    Mac Schiltz
Lucy DeVito    Brittany Berkowitz
Billy Crystal    Himself
Veronica Ferres    Karola
Lois Smith    Miriam
Jessica Kirson    Comedian
Jim Norton    Comedian
Jimmie Walker    Comedian
Brett Butler    Comedian
Richard Belzer    Comedian
Freddie Roman    Comedian
Stewie Stone    Comedian
Gilbert Gottfried    Comedian
Greer Barnes    Comedian
Hannibal Buress    Comedian
Bill Boggs    Comedian
Sheng Wang    Comedian
Ryan Hamilton    Comedian
Aida Rodriguez    Comedian
Dov Davidoff    Comedian
Nick Di Paolo    Comedian

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Art Linson
Screenwriter    Jeffrey Ross
Screenwriter    Richard LaGravenese
Screenwriter    Lewis Friedman
Story by    Art Linson
Producer    Art Linson
Producer    John Linson
Producer    Mark Canton
Producer    Courtney Solomon
Producer    Taylor Hackford
Executive Producer    Scott Karol
Executive Producer    Wayne Marc Godfrey
Executive Producer    Robert Jones
Executive Producer    Iain Abrahams
Executive Producer    Dennis Pelino
Executive Producer    Fredy Bush
Executive Producer    Mark Axelwitz
Executive Producer    Lawrence Smith
Executive Producer    Peter Sobiloff
Co-Producer    Stephanie Caleb
Co-Producer    David Hopwood
Co-Executive Producer    Joanna Plafsky
Line Producer    Tracey Landon
Director of Photography    Oliver Stapleton
Production Designer    Kristi Zea
Editor    Mark Warner
Costume Designer    Aude Bronson-Howard
Composer    Terence Blanchard
Music Supervisor    Andy Ross
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich

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February 8th, 2017

Chapter & Verse

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Limited and VOD Releases: Will Journey Travel a Long Distance?

February 3rd, 2017

Journey to the West 2

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/03 19 $1,100,000   848 $1,297   $1,100,000 3
2017/02/10 30 $202,398 -82% 612 $331   $1,469,945 10
2017/02/17 54 $27,726 -86% 41 $676   $1,621,347 17
2017/02/24 61 $8,536 -69% 30 $285   $1,646,445 24
2017/03/03 71 $2,454 -71% 30 $82   $1,648,899 31
2017/03/17 82 $636   1 $636   $1,658,706 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/10 29 $326,074   612 $533   $1,593,621 14
2017/02/17 53 $44,288 -86% 41 $1,080   $1,637,909 21

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