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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 $7,075Details
Worldwide Box Office $362,149
Further financial details...

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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,441 $540 Nov 4, 2016 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,622 $850 Oct 28, 2016 129
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,483 $841 Oct 7, 2016 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,639 $1,407 Sep 30, 2016 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,255 $496 Sep 23, 2016 94
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,383 $3,714 Sep 9, 2016 80
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,272 $3,242 Aug 26, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,999 $11,455 Aug 19, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,044 $21,228 Aug 12, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,871 $13,357 Aug 5, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,525 $10,559 Jul 29, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,533 $22,661 Jul 22, 2016 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,371 $32,236 Jul 8, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,910 $31,778 Jul 1, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,446 $16,695 Jun 24, 2016 3

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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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
2016/09/23 116 $496   2 $248   $348,457 94
2016/09/30 99 $1,407 +184% 3 $469   $350,572 101
2016/10/07 100 $841 -40% 1 $841   $352,531 108
2016/10/28 101 $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
2016/09/23 117 $1,204 -36% 2 $602   $349,165 98
2016/09/30 108 $2,525 +110% 3 $842   $351,690 105
2016/10/07 109 $1,245 -51% 1 $1,245   $352,935 112
2016/10/28 101 $1,506   2 $753   $354,441 133
2016/11/04 110 $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 4 $1,862 12/8/2016
 
International Total$7,075 12/8/2016

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