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Entertainment (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,506Details
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Synopsis

A broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 11,491 $55,506
All Time Worldwide Box Office 14,379 $55,506
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 4,389 $55,506
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 3,642 $55,506
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 3,976 $55,506

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 13th, 2015 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: November 13th, 2015 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, crude sexual material, a disturbing image and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2378, 6/17/2015)
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Stand-Up Comedy, Desert
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence Pictures, Made Bed Productions, Arts+Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group, Complex Corporation, Magnolia Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 3,922 $6,684 Jan 15, 2016 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,414 $6,684 Jan 15, 2016 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 293 $2,228 Jan 15, 2016 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,600 $4,280 Jan 8, 2016 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,796 $4,280 Jan 8, 2016 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 71 $4,280 Jan 8, 2016 59
Theater Average Limited Release 7,930 $4,280 Jan 8, 2016 59
Top 2015 Theater Average Limited Release 313 $4,280 Jan 8, 2016 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 6,050 $64 Jan 1, 2016 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,868 $64 Jan 1, 2016 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,858 $64 Jan 1, 2016 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 6,644 $104 Dec 25, 2015 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,139 $104 Dec 25, 2015 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 3,122 $104 Dec 25, 2015 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,838 $6,919 Dec 18, 2015 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,177 $6,919 Dec 18, 2015 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 704 $2,306 Dec 18, 2015 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,063 $2,014 Dec 11, 2015 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,063 $2,014 Dec 11, 2015 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,459 $288 Dec 11, 2015 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,342 $4,001 Dec 4, 2015 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,098 $4,001 Dec 4, 2015 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,682 $445 Dec 4, 2015 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,897 $1,018 Nov 27, 2015 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,291 $1,018 Nov 27, 2015 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 4,403 $339 Nov 27, 2015 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 8,149 $10,650 Nov 20, 2015 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,436 $10,650 Nov 20, 2015 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,961 $1,331 Nov 20, 2015 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,451 $5,132 Nov 13, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,479 $5,132 Nov 13, 2015 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,804 $2,566 Nov 13, 2015 3
Never Wide Domestic 5,353 $55,506 Nov 13, 2015 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,823 $55,506 Nov 13, 2015 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 2,502 7 Nov 13, 2015 0

Cast

   The Comedian
John C. Reilly    Cousin John
Tye Sheridan    Eddie the Opener
Amy Seimetz    Woman in Bar
Lotte Verbeek    The Chromotherapist
Michael Cera    Tommy
Mike Hickey    The Heckler
Annabella Lwin    Airplane Tour Guide
Lawrence Michael Levine    Heckler Voice
Craig Holland    Oil Field Tour Guide

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Rick Alverson
Screenwriter    Gregg Turkington
Screenwriter    Tim Heidecker
Producer    Ryan Zacarias
Producer    Ryan Lough
Producer    George Rush
Producer    Brooke Bernard
Producer    Patrick Hibler
Producer    Alex Lipschultz
Director of Photography    Lorenzo Hagerman
Editor    Michael Taylor
Production Designer    Bart Mangrum
Sound Designer    Gene Park
Composer    Bobby Donne
Music Supervisor    Chris Swanson
Casting Director    Sig De Miguel
Casting Director    Stephen Vincent
Costume Designer    Elizabeth Warn

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/13 71 $5,132   2 $2,566   $5,132 3
2015/11/20 61 $10,650 +108% 8 $1,331   $19,945 10
2015/11/27 75 $1,018 -90% 3 $339   $23,461 17
2015/12/04 68 $4,001 +293% 9 $445   $28,530 24
2015/12/11 71 $2,014 -50% 7 $288   $31,744 31
2015/12/18 55 $6,919 +244% 3 $2,306   $39,460 38
2015/12/25 68 $104 -98% 1 $104   $39,800 45
2016/01/01 79 $64 -38% 1 $64   $39,864 52
2016/01/08 67 $4,280 +6,588% 1 $4,280   $44,242 59
2016/01/15 55 $6,684 +56% 3 $2,228   $55,506 66

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/13 74 $7,800   2 $3,900   $7,800 7
2015/11/20 65 $14,643 +88% 8 $1,830   $22,443 14
2015/11/27 79 $2,086 -86% 4 $522   $24,529 21
2015/12/04 72 $5,201 +149% 9 $578   $29,730 28
2015/12/11 73 $2,811 -46% 7 $402   $32,541 35
2015/12/18 55 $7,155 +155% 3 $2,385   $39,696 42
2015/12/25 78 $104 -99% 1 $104   $39,800 49
2016/01/01 83 $162 +56% 2 $81   $39,962 56
2016/01/08 62 $8,860 +5,369% 1 $8,860   $48,822 63
2016/01/15 61 $6,684 -25% 3 $2,228   $55,506 70

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