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Hit So Hard (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,025Details
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


When Nirvana burst onto the scene in 1991, the music they played spoke directly to an angry and disenfranchised generation. Grunge took over MTV and radio overnight...but just three years later, the drug-related deaths of several musicians and the suicide of Kurt Cobain closed the books on an all too brief era. Patty Schemel, the acclaimed drummer for Courtney Love's seminal rock band Hole, was in the middle of all of it. The openly gay woman who always felt different never dreamed she would be in a multi-platinum band, touring with legends...or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all. Given a video camera just before Hole's infamous Live Through This world tour, Patty filmed everything the shows, the parties, and startlingly intimate footage of Kurt and Courtney. This footage has never been seen... until now. Not just an all-access backstage pass to the music that shaped a generation, HIT SO HARD is a harrowing tale of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
64% - Fresh
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 13th, 2012 (Limited) by Variance Films
Video Release: June 5th, 2012 by Well Go USA Video, released as Hit so Hard
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Narcotics, Addiction, Suicide, Music Industry, Big Break, Split Screen, LGBT
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Ebersole Hughes Company, Tight Ship Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,156 $1,132 Jun 8, 2012 59
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,858 $2,478 May 25, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,824 $859 May 18, 2012 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,268 $4,212 May 4, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,230 $3,174 Apr 27, 2012 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,511 $4,740 Apr 13, 2012 3


Patty Schemel    Herself
Courtney Love    Herself
Melissa Auf Der Mar    Herself
Eric Erlandson    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Editor    P. David Ebersole
Producer    Todd Hughes
Producer    Christina Soletti
Composer    Roddy Bottom
Screenwriter    P. David Ebersole
Screenwriter    Todd Hughes
Associate Producer    Heather Bendler
Associate Producer    Julianna Brannum
Associate Producer    Brad Lovett
Associate Producer    Dan Snow
Cinematographer    Larra Anderson
Cinematographer    Mark Putnam
Cinematographer    John Tanzer

Per Theater Chart: The Here and Now

April 18th, 2012

No film topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. The film that came closest was Here with $7,927 in its lone theater. This does suggest some potential to expand, but it is quite low for the number one film. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hunger Games Wins for Fourth Weekend

April 15th, 2012

The Hunger Games will enjoy a fourth straight weekend at the top of the box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With a $21.5 million weekend, the film moves to about $337 million in total, by far the biggest hit of 2012 so far. The Three Stooges and The Cabin in the Woods will both post decent openings, with $17.1 million and $14.85 million respectively, but neither has broken out of their core demographics enough for a win. More...

Will Limited Releases Earn a Perfect Score or Get Detention?

April 13th, 2012

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, but few of them are earning overall positive reviews. In fact, only Monsieur Lazhar and Post Mortem are earning reviews above 80% positive, although Here is close to that mark. Additionally, the PG-13 cut of Bully is also coming out this week and it should be the biggest hit out of all of the limited releases. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/13 79 $4,740   1 $4,740   $4,740 3
2012/04/27 91 $3,174   1 $3,174   $15,358 17
2012/05/04 85 $4,212 +33% 4 $1,053   $20,032 24
2012/05/18 104 $859   3 $286   $25,376 38
2012/05/25 61 $2,478 +188% 3 $826   $28,419 45
2012/06/08 100 $1,132   2 $566   $30,402 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/13 78 $7,103   1 $7,103   $7,103 7
2012/04/20 87 $5,081 -28% 2 $2,541   $12,184 14
2012/04/27 86 $3,636 -28% 1 $3,636   $15,820 21
2012/05/04 83 $6,037 +66% 4 $1,509   $21,857 28
2012/05/11 98 $2,660 -56% 4 $665   $24,517 35
2012/05/18 84 $1,424 -46% 3 $475   $25,941 42
2012/05/25 64 $3,329 +134% 3 $1,110   $29,270 49
2012/06/08 96 $1,951   2 $976   $31,221 63
2012/08/31 84 $2,804   1 $2,804   $34,025 147

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