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Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)

Harry Benson: Shoot First
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,840Details
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Charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles, having been assigned to cover their inaugural trip to the United States in 1964. With unprecedented “behind the scenes” access, Benson captured some of the most vibrant and intimate portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes iconic images of Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali, Greta Garbo, Michael Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, and his work has appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Now 86, workaholic Benson has no intention of stopping.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 9th, 2016 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, 1960s, Photography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Magnolia Pictures, Quixotic Endevors
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,055 $1,833 Jan 6, 2017 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,036 $977 Dec 30, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,125 $352 Dec 23, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,708 $1,846 Dec 16, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,491 $4,798 Dec 9, 2016 3


Harry Benson    Himself
Alec Baldwin    Himself
Donald Trump    Himself
Gigi Benson    Herself
Carl Bernstein    Himself
Henry Kissinger    Himself
Wendy Benson    Herself
James L. Brooks    Himself
Betty Buckley    Herself
Bryant Gumbel    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Justin Bare
Screenwriter    Matthew Miele
Producer    Justin Bare
Producer    Gigi Benson
Producer    Heather Silverman
Executive Producer    Matthew Miele
Co-Executive Producer    Stephen McCarthy
Co-Executive Producer    Clive Gershon
Director of Photography    Justin Bare
Editor    Heather Silverman
Co-Producer    Michael Weismann
Associate Producer    Alex Gittleson
Associate Producer    Victoria Mele
Music Supervisor    Patrick Oliver
Composer    Mario Grigorov

Theater Averages: La La Lands Yearly Record Result with Average of $176,221

December 13th, 2016

La La Land

La La Land dominated the per theater chart with an average of $176,221 in five theaters. This is not only the best of the year, it is the second best ever for a live-action film, behind just The Grand Budapest Hotel average of $202,792 in four theaters. Jackie was well back with an average of $18,933 in 26 theaters. Had La La Land not come out this weekend, this would have been big news. Now it might get lost in the crowd. Lion remained in the $10,000 club for the third weekend in a row with an average of $11,224 in 15 theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Will La La Land Some Oscars?

December 9th, 2016

La La Land

I problably could have cut this list down to one film, La La Land, because it is the only film on this week’s list with a realistic chance at expanding significantly. In fact, given its reviews and its buzz, it has a realistic chance at earning Oscar glory. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/09 61 $4,798   3 $1,599   $4,798 3
2016/12/16 65 $1,846 -62% 6 $308   $8,231 10
2016/12/23 57 $352 -81% 2 $176   $9,855 17
2016/12/30 61 $977 +178% 3 $326   $11,398 24
2017/01/06 56 $1,833 +88% 5 $367   $15,552 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/09 65 $6,385   4 $1,596   $6,385 7
2016/12/16 72 $3,118 -51% 6 $520   $9,503 14
2016/12/23 77 $918 -71% 2 $459   $10,421 21
2016/12/30 57 $3,298 +259% 5 $660   $13,719 28
2017/01/06 49 $2,121 -36% 6 $354   $15,840 35

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