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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,050Details
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Blue jeans, sock-hops and drive-in movies: the Fifties were America’s age of innocence. But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy’s brand of Red Scare terror propaganda. Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-sponsored educational reels promised an imminent nuclear threat from across the Atlantic, and Hollywood, Babylon of the western world, hung on the brink of collapse. It was here, in the last-ditch machinations of a dying juggernaut, that a mild-mannered, civil engineer’s son would become the most influential force in modern moviemaking. Corman's World tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent filmmaking.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
92% - Certified Fresh
84% - Upright

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 16th, 2011 (Limited) by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Video Release: March 27th, 2012 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some violent images, nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2182, 7/27/2011)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Movie Business, Biography, Gratuitous Cameos
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: A&E Indiefilms, Far Hills Pictures, Stick 'N Stone
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11,009 $3,050 Dec 16, 2011 3


Roger Corman    Himself
Martin Scorsese    Himself
Jack Nicholson    Himself
Ron Howard    Himself
Jonathan Demme    Himself
Robert De Niro    Himself
Peter Fonda    Himself
Bruce Dern    Himself
David Carradine    Himself
Pam Grier    Herself
Catherine Hardwicke    Herself
Eli Roth    Himself
Paul W.S. Anderson    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Stone Douglass
Producer    Mickey Barold
Producer    Alex Stapleton
Producer    Jeffrey Frey
Producer    Izabela Frank
Executive Producer    Molly Thompson
Executive Producer    Robert DeBitetto
Executive Producer    Robert Sharenow
Executive Producer    Jared Moshe
Executive Producer    Rich Lim
Executive Producer    Joshua Ray Levin
Executive Producer    Taylor Materne
Executive Producer    Polly Platt
Executive Producer    Antonio Von Hildebrand
Cinematographer    Patrick Simpson
Editor    Victor Livingston
Editor    Philip Owens
Music Supervisor    Margaret Yen
Sound Mixer    Mark Patino
Supervising Sound Editor    Kyle Schember
Sound Designer    Ryan Stuit
Re-recording Mixer    Luke Bechtold

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 27th, 2012

March 26th, 2012

It's not a particularly strong week when it comes to the home market. The biggest box office hit coming out this week is Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, but that film missed expectations at the box office and was savaged by critics. It should be the best selling DVD and Blu-ray of the week, but that's because it is a slow week overall. As for the best of the best, Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIII is my choice for Pick of the Week. Others might go with South Park: Season 15 instead, while A Dangerous Method would also be the top choice of many. By a strange coincidence, I'm waiting for the screeners for all four of these films. More...

Per Theater Chart: Nothing is Impossible

December 20th, 2011

It was a busy week on the per theater chart with several films in the $10,000 club. These were led by Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol with $30,083, but given its unusual opening, it's hard to judge this start. (More on its IMAX run later today.) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy expanded from four to sixteen theaters, but remained potent with an average of $28,549. Some measure of mainstream success is guaranteed, even if it is failing to live up to expectations during Awards Season. On the other hand, The Artist is starting to clean up during Awards Season and this is helping its per theater average remain strong at $16,904. It should have no trouble expanding some more, even if the nature of the film will prevent it from becoming a hit in Megaplexes. Carnage debuted with an average of $15,959 in five theaters, which is disappointing given its pedigree. The overall box office leader, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,704. More...

Limited Releases: Will Any Film Survive the Carnage?

December 16th, 2011

The list of limited releases this week is much shorter and quite a bit weaker than the last few weeks. Carnage is the only film with a real shot at earning some measure of mainstream success, but its reviews are a little weak for a limited release. There are a couple documentaries that are earning better reviews, Addiction Incorporated and Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, both of which deserve to find success. However, documentaries rarely manage to hit any major milestones in limited release. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/16 75 $3,050   2 $1,525   $3,050 3

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