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David Lynch: The Art Life (2017)

David Lynch: The Art Life
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $72,700Details
International Box Office $41,378Details
Worldwide Box Office $114,078
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


A look at David Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them.” We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 11,169 $72,700
All Time International Box Office 7,967 $41,378
All Time Worldwide Box Office 13,379 $114,078
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,119 $72,700

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 31st, 2017 (Limited) by Janus Films
International Releases: March 31st, 2017 (Wide) (Spain)
April 12th, 2017 (Limited) (Russia (CIS))
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Life in a Small Town, Artists, Movie Maker
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Film Constellation
Production Countries: Denmark,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,675 $11,013 Apr 21, 2017 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,490 $11,013 Apr 21, 2017 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,044 $1,573 Apr 21, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 7,136 $14,863 Apr 14, 2017 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,680 $14,863 Apr 14, 2017 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,092 $2,123 Apr 14, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,260 $9,820 Apr 7, 2017 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,526 $9,820 Apr 7, 2017 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,195 $3,273 Apr 7, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 9,244 $10,823 Mar 31, 2017 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,291 $10,823 Mar 31, 2017 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,271 $10,823 Mar 31, 2017 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,986 $10,823 Mar 31, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 21 $10,823 Mar 31, 2017 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,027 $72,700 Mar 31, 2017 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,528 $72,700 Mar 31, 2017 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,653 6 Mar 31, 2017 0


David Lynch    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jon Nguyen
Producer    Jason S
Producer    Sabrina Sutherland
Co-Producer    Marina Girard-Muttelet
Editor    Olivia Neergaard Holm
Director of Photography    Jason S
Composer    Jonatan Bengta
Sound Designer    Philip Nicolai Flindt
Post Supervisor    Anders V. Christensen

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/31 56 $10,823   1 $10,823   $10,823 3
2017/04/07 61 $9,820 -9% 3 $3,273   $25,988 10
2017/04/14 53 $14,863 +51% 7 $2,123   $50,876 17
2017/04/21 57 $11,013 -26% 7 $1,573   $72,700 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/31 53 $16,168   1 $16,168   $16,168 7
2017/04/07 54 $19,845 +23% 3 $6,615   $36,013 14
2017/04/14 48 $25,674 +29% 7 $3,668   $61,687 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Russia (CIS) 4/12/2017 $16,661 50 50 50 $22,557 4/20/2017
Spain 3/31/2017 $9,567 14 14 21 $18,821 4/21/2017
International Total$41,378 4/21/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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