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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $355,074Details
International Box Office $9,790Details
Worldwide Box Office $364,864
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $120,208 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $120,208
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Synopsis

Born in 1940, Frank Zappa—self-taught composer, musician, bandleader, producer and independent thinker — first transcribed his avant-garde, Varèse-influenced compositions on to paper at fourteen. He only began to write lyrics in his early twenties. Nevertheless, up on the ‘66 release of his debut album, FREAK OUT!, he swiftly became the most quotable voice of dissent in popular music.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,032 $355,074
All Time International Box Office 8,628 $9,790
All Time Worldwide Box Office 11,667 $364,864
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,440 $355,074
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,961 $355,074
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 2,350 $9,790
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 3,351 $364,864

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 Sony Pictures Classics
International Releases: October 22nd, 2016 (Wide) (Austria)
November 4th, 2016 (Wide) (Spain)
December 2nd, 2016 (Wide), released as Eat that Question (United Kingdom)
Video Release: September 27th, 2016 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual references and brief nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2424 (Cert #50461), 5/18/2016)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Archive Footage, Avant Garde, Musicians, Biography, Singers, Songwriter
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Les Films du Poisson, UFA Fiction, ARTE France, SWR, CNC, MFG Film Funding Baden Wuerttemberg, Procirep, Angoa Intl, SVT, Zappa Family Trust
Production Countries: France,
Germany

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 1,452 $540 Nov 4, 2016 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 798 $540 Nov 4, 2016 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 619 $540 Nov 4, 2016 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,636 $850 Oct 28, 2016 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 856 $850 Oct 28, 2016 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 786 $425 Oct 28, 2016 129
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,512 $841 Oct 7, 2016 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,250 $841 Oct 7, 2016 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 691 $841 Oct 7, 2016 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,670 $1,407 Sep 30, 2016 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,247 $1,407 Sep 30, 2016 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,243 $469 Sep 30, 2016 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 3,289 $496 Sep 23, 2016 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,639 $496 Sep 23, 2016 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,647 $248 Sep 23, 2016 94
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,423 $3,714 Sep 9, 2016 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,392 $3,714 Sep 9, 2016 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,741 $413 Sep 9, 2016 80
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,320 $3,242 Aug 26, 2016 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,758 $3,242 Aug 26, 2016 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,208 $324 Aug 26, 2016 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,049 $11,455 Aug 19, 2016 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,347 $11,455 Aug 19, 2016 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,095 $521 Aug 19, 2016 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 4,097 $21,228 Aug 12, 2016 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,218 $21,228 Aug 12, 2016 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,893 $732 Aug 12, 2016 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 4,933 $13,357 Aug 5, 2016 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,635 $13,357 Aug 5, 2016 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,259 $703 Aug 5, 2016 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,599 $10,559 Jul 29, 2016 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,966 $10,559 Jul 29, 2016 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,338 $812 Jul 29, 2016 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,603 $22,661 Jul 22, 2016 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,785 $22,661 Jul 22, 2016 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,517 $906 Jul 22, 2016 31
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,459 $32,236 Jul 8, 2016 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,078 $32,236 Jul 8, 2016 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,070 $2,149 Jul 8, 2016 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,006 $31,778 Jul 1, 2016 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,374 $31,778 Jul 1, 2016 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,256 $3,178 Jul 1, 2016 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,559 $16,695 Jun 24, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,631 $16,695 Jun 24, 2016 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,808 $8,348 Jun 24, 2016 3
Theater Average Limited Release 3,090 $8,348 Jun 24, 2016 3
Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release 145 $8,348 Jun 24, 2016 3
Never Wide Domestic 3,028 $355,074 Jun 24, 2016 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 6,553 $355,074 Jun 24, 2016 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,543 27 Jun 24, 2016 0

Cast

Frank Zappa    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Estelle Fialon
Co-Producer    Jochen Laube
Editor    Willibald Wonneberger
Executive Producer    Thorsten Schutte
Executive Producer    Gail Zappa
Executive Producer    Ahmet Zappa
Associate Producer    Yael Fogiel
Associate Producer    Laetitia Gonzalez
Associate Producer    Nico Hofmann
Associate Producer    Joachim Kosack
Associate Producer    Markus Brunnemann
Line Producer    Claire Babany
Line Producer    Michael Jungfleisch
Sound Mixer    Armelle Mahe
Sound Mixer    Marc Fragstein

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/24 47 $16,695   2 $8,348   $16,695 3
2016/07/01 40 $31,778 +90% 10 $3,178   $60,650 10
2016/07/08 46 $32,236 +1% 15 $2,149   $113,225 17
2016/07/22 49 $22,661   25 $906   $216,499 31
2016/07/29 56 $10,559 -53% 13 $812   $241,812 38
2016/08/05 51 $13,357 +26% 19 $703   $265,040 45
2016/08/12 52 $21,228 +59% 29 $732   $296,319 52
2016/08/19 57 $11,455 -46% 22 $521   $318,770 59
2016/08/26 83 $3,242 -72% 10 $324   $330,938 66
2016/09/09 92 $3,714   9 $413   $343,540 80
2016/09/23 117 $496   2 $248   $348,457 94
2016/09/30 99 $1,407 +184% 3 $469   $350,572 101
2016/10/07 101 $841 -40% 1 $841   $352,531 108
2016/10/28 102 $850   2 $425   $353,786 129
2016/11/04 111 $540 -36% 1 $540   $354,981 136

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/06/24 48 $28,872   2 $14,436   $28,872 7
2016/07/01 43 $52,117 +81% 10 $5,212   $80,989 14
2016/07/08 47 $56,032 +8% 15 $3,735   $137,021 21
2016/07/15 45 $56,817 +1% 25 $2,273   $193,838 28
2016/07/22 49 $37,415 -34% 25 $1,497   $231,253 35
2016/07/29 54 $20,430 -45% 13 $1,572   $251,683 42
2016/08/05 52 $23,408 +15% 19 $1,232   $275,091 49
2016/08/12 52 $32,224 +38% 29 $1,111   $307,315 56
2016/08/19 58 $20,381 -37% 22 $926   $327,696 63
2016/08/26 79 $8,964 -56% 10 $896   $336,660 70
2016/09/02 92 $3,166 -65% 7 $452   $339,826 77
2016/09/09 91 $6,264 +98% 9 $696   $346,090 84
2016/09/16 108 $1,871 -70% 3 $624   $347,961 91
2016/09/23 119 $1,204 -36% 2 $602   $349,165 98
2016/09/30 109 $2,525 +110% 3 $842   $351,690 105
2016/10/07 110 $1,245 -51% 1 $1,245   $352,935 112
2016/10/28 102 $1,506   2 $753   $354,441 133
2016/11/04 112 $633 -58% 1 $633   $355,074 140

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 10/22/2016 $2,612 1 1 1 $2,612 10/25/2016
Spain 11/4/2016 $1,151 2 2 4 $2,601 11/22/2016
United Kingdom 12/2/2016 $1,862 4 4 5 $4,577 12/13/2016
 
International Total$9,790 12/13/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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