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A Hard Day's Night (1964)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,537,860Details
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
99% - Certified Fresh
90% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$560,000
Domestic Releases: August 11th, 1964 (Wide) by Universal
February 5th, 1982 (Limited) by Universal
July 4th, 2014 (Limited) by Janus Films
Video Release: June 24th, 2014 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Rock 'n' Roll, 1960s
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Janus Films
Production Countries: United States


Wilfrid Brambell    Grandfather
Norman Rossington    Norm
John Junkin    Shake
Victor Spinetti    TV Director
Richard Vernon    Man on Train
Anna Quayle    Millie
Alison Seebohm    Secretary
Kenneth Haigh    Simon Marshall
Julian Holloway    Adrian
Robin Ray    TV Floor Manager
Lionel Blair    Choreographer
David Janson    Charley
Bob Godfrey    Bearded Man in Pub
John Bluthal    Car Thief
Eddie Malin    Hotel Waiter
Deryck Guyler    Police Sergeant
Michael Trubshawe    Club Manager
Pattie Boyd    Blonde Schoolgirl on Train
Prudence Bury    Brunette Schoolgirl on Train

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Alun Owen
Producer    Walter Shenson
Editor    John Jympson
Composer    John Lennon
Composer    Paul McCartney
Director of Photography    Taylor Gilbert
Associate Producer    Denis O'Dell
Assistant Director    John D. Merriman
Art Director    Ray Simm

Per Theater Chart: Blacking Out

July 8th, 2014

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There were no films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart this weekend. The film that came the closest was Transformers: Age of Extinction, which earned an average of $8,753 in more than 4,000 theaters. The best limited release was Code Black, which earned $7,978 in one theater. The best new release was Tammy with an average of $6,227 in more than 3,000 theaters. Finally, the best new limited release was Life Itself, which managed an average of $5,713 in 23 theaters. More...

Limited Releases: The Good Life

July 4th, 2014

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It is a busy week with several releases spread over three days. Unfortunately, most movies opening this week are earning weak reviews and many of them have almost no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The lack of buzz and the weak critical response will likely prove fatal. Fortunately, there is an exception as Life Itself is earning amazing reviews. A Hard Day's Night is also worth checking out, as it is getting a 50th anniversary. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 24th, 2014

June 23rd, 2014

There's very little on the home market that stands out. 300: Rise of an Empire is the biggest movie coming out this week, but it is far from the best new release. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of new releases in competition for Pick of the Week. The A Hard Day's Night Criterion Collection Blu-ray is absolutely worth picking up, but there are no new extras for the Blu-ray, so that is a strike against it. Masters of Sex: Season One earned great reviews, but the extras on the DVD or the Blu-ray are only good. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season Six is loaded, but its price is just too high. In the end, I rolled a dice and Star Trek: The Next Generation came out on top, but it really is a close race. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/01/15 44 $9,090   31 $293   $860,887 13,307

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1982/02/05 19 $56,805   22 $2,582   $56,805 6,390
2000/12/01 43 $50,445   2 $25,223   $107,250 13,264
2000/12/08 29 $95,493 +89% 12 $7,958   $178,161 13,271
2000/12/15 32 $60,992 -36% 18 $3,388   $277,430 13,278
2000/12/22 29 $115,386 +89% 62 $1,861   $426,241 13,285
2000/12/29 38 $92,798 -20% 56 $1,657   $650,450 13,292
2001/01/05 39 $85,006 -8% 63 $1,349   $775,986 13,299
2001/01/12 47 $51,670 -39% 31 $1,667   $860,887 13,306
2001/01/19 48 $47,047 -9% 45 $1,045   $919,921 13,313
2001/01/26 54 $31,150 -34% 41 $760   $965,351 13,320
2001/02/02 63 $23,051 -26% 27 $854   $1,000,549 13,327
2014/07/04 26 $220,542   102 $2,162   $1,221,091 18,227
2014/07/11 39 $65,488 -70% 56 $1,169   $1,428,055 18,234
2014/07/18 45 $34,498 -47% 28 $1,232   $1,515,553 18,241

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/29/2014159,090 9,090$228,424$228,4241

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