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Frank (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $645,186Details
International Box Office $41,950Details
Worldwide Box Office $687,136
Home Market Performance
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $85,033 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $85,033
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Jon is a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank—a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head—and his terrifying sidekick Clara. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 15th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: August 27th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
September 4th, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
Video Release: December 9th, 2014 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2330, 7/9/2014)
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Music Industry, Intertitle, Voiceover/Narration, Mental Illness, Depression, Suicide Attempt, Suicide, Songwriter, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Element Pictures, Runaway Fridge, Film 4, BFI, Protagonist Pictures, Irish Film Board
Production Countries: Ireland,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,995 $1,628 Dec 5, 2014 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,489 $805 Nov 28, 2014 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,832 $665 Nov 21, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,060 $1,178 Nov 14, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,267 $1,877 Nov 7, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,579 $2,244 Oct 31, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,522 $352 Oct 24, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,399 $2,527 Oct 17, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,997 $1,664 Oct 10, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,740 $6,804 Oct 3, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,648 $18,205 Sep 26, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,998 $23,606 Sep 19, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,814 $55,508 Sep 12, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,846 $103,102 Sep 5, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,890 $178,104 Aug 29, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,313 $55,161 Aug 22, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,505 $16,056 Aug 15, 2014 3

Cast

   Frank
Domhnall Gleeson    Jon
Maggie Gyllenhaal    Clara
Scoot McNairy    Don
Francois Civil    Baraque
Carla Azar    Nana
Tess Harper    Frank's Mom
Haley Derryberry    Simone
Bruce McIntosh    Frank's Dad
Lauren Poole    Alice

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jon Ronson
Screenwriter    Peter Straughan
Producer    Ed Guiney
Producer    David Barron
Producer    Stevie Lee
Executive Producer    Tessa Ross
Executive Producer    Katherine Butler
Executive Producer    Andrew Lowe
Executive Producer    Nigel Williams

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 9th, 2014

December 9th, 2014

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Frank

December 8th, 2014

Frank is a film that is very much an art house film. It earned incredible reviews and earned a spot in the $10,000 club during its opening weekend. However, when it tried to expand, it went nowhere. Is it truly limited to art house aficionados? Or will a wider audience appreciate it on the home market? More...

Per Theater Chart: Italian Cuisine

August 19th, 2014

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The Trip to Italy led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,841 in three theaters during its opening weekend. The Admiral: Roaring Currents earned an average of $17,517 in 30 theaters during its second weekend of release. By this time next week, it will be at over $1 million in total. Frank was the final member of the $10,000 club with an opening of $16,056 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Turtles and Guardians Hold Off Newcomers

August 17th, 2014

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Three lackluster debuts have allowed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy to keep the top two spots at the box office this weekend. Turtles will be down a fairly modest 57% in its second weekend for $28.4 million, and $117.6 million in total after two weekends. Guardians will be down 41% in its third weekend for a total of $222 million, and will remain on track to become the highest-grossing film of the Summer. Things look much less pretty for the openers. More...

Frankly, You Need to Support Limited Releases

August 15th, 2014

Frank poster

As the summer blockbuster season ends, there are a few limited releases that are actually fairly strong. Perhaps they are hoping to take advantage of the lull in blockbusters, or perhaps they are hoping to get a jump on Awards Season. Regardless why they picked this weekend to open, Abuse of Weakness, Frank, and The Trip to Italy all have a chance to thrive in the art house circuit. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/15 61 $16,056   1 $16,056   $16,056 3
2014/08/22 41 $55,161 +244% 12 $4,597   $86,501 10
2014/08/29 39 $178,104 +223% 50 $3,562   $281,913 17
2014/09/05 45 $103,102 -42% 68 $1,516   $420,322 24
2014/09/12 49 $55,508 -46% 62 $895   $517,272 31
2014/09/19 57 $23,606 -57% 45 $525   $572,378 38
2014/09/26 61 $18,205 -23% 36 $506   $606,053 45
2014/10/03 72 $6,804 -63% 16 $425   $622,560 52
2014/10/10 91 $1,664 -76% 7 $238   $626,631 59
2014/10/17 88 $2,527 +52% 9 $281   $629,956 66
2014/10/24 110 $352 -86% 6 $59   $632,417 73
2014/10/31 95 $2,244 +538% 8 $281   $635,320 80
2014/11/07 88 $1,877 -16% 7 $268   $638,053 87
2014/11/14 83 $1,178 -37% 4 $295   $640,079 94
2014/11/21 82 $665 -44% 4 $166   $641,471 101
2014/11/28 82 $805 +21% 2 $403   $642,858 108
2014/12/05 82 $1,628 +102% 2 $814   $644,906 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/15 - $5,500   1 $5,500   $5,500 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/08/15 57 $24,172   1 $24,172   $24,172 7
2014/08/22 42 $79,637 +229% 12 $6,636   $103,809 14
2014/08/29 38 $213,411 +168% 52 $4,104   $317,220 21
2014/09/05 39 $144,544 -32% 75 $1,927   $461,764 28
2014/09/12 48 $87,008 -40% 62 $1,403   $548,772 35
2014/09/19 51 $39,076 -55% 45 $868   $587,848 42
2014/09/26 59 $27,908 -29% 36 $775   $615,756 49
2014/10/03 76 $9,211 -67% 16 $576   $624,967 56
2014/10/10 87 $2,462 -73% 7 $352   $627,429 63
2014/10/17 91 $4,636 +88% 9 $515   $632,065 70
2014/10/24 106 $1,011 -78% 6 $169   $633,076 77
2014/10/31 90 $3,100 +207% 8 $388   $636,176 84
2014/11/07 79 $2,725 -12% 7 $389   $638,901 91
2014/11/14 85 $1,905 -30% 4 $476   $640,806 98
2014/11/21 81 $1,247 -35% 4 $312   $642,053 105
2014/11/28 92 $1,225 -2% 2 $613   $643,278 112
2014/12/05 87 $1,908 +56% 2 $954   $645,186 119

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 9/4/2015 $4,383 8 8 23 $15,613 9/30/2015
Germany 8/27/2015 $0 0 27 76 $26,337 11/3/2015
 
International Total$41,950 11/3/2015

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