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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $256,242Details
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Synopsis

Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist. In the crime-ridden NYC of the 1970s, he covers the city with the graffiti tag SAMO. In 1981 he puts paint on canvas for the first time, and by 1983 he is an artist with "rock star status." He achieves critical and commercial success, though he is constantly confronted by racism from his peers. In 1985 he and Andy Warhol become close friends and painting collaborators, but they part ways and Warhol dies suddenly in 1987. Basquiat's heroin addiction worsens, and he dies of an overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. The artist was 25 years old at the height of his career, and today his canvases sell for more than a million dollars. With compassion and psychological insight, Tamra Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent whose fortunes mirrored the rollercoaster quality of the downtown scene he seemed to embody.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 21st, 2010 (Limited) by Arthouse Films
Video Release: November 9th, 2010 by New Video Group
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Keywords: Artists
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 918 $1,710 Dec 17, 2010 152
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,081 $4,700 Sep 24, 2010 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,296 $6,772 Sep 17, 2010 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,703 $7,353 Sep 10, 2010 54
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,348 $13,781 Aug 27, 2010 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,494 $23,927 Aug 20, 2010 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,750 $8,363 Aug 13, 2010 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,159 $12,557 Aug 6, 2010 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,568 $17,226 Jul 30, 2010 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,369 $17,466 Jul 23, 2010 5

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 9th, 2010

November 8th, 2010

It's a week of box office disappointments on the home market with Charlie St. Cloud, Ramona and Beezus, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World coming out. (There is one box office hit coming out this week, but given its reviews, the less said the better.) However, while none of them really found audiences during their theatrical releases, two of the three earned excellent reviews, and Scott Pilgrim's Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is worthy of the Pick of the Week honors. More...

Get Low Finishes High on the Per Theater Chart

August 3rd, 2010

Get Low opened in first place on the per theater chart with an impressive average of $22,046. I expect it will be able to expand significantly. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child was down barely more than 1% and added $17,226, while still playing in just one theater. The final film to make the $10,000 club was The Concert with an average of $10,871 in two theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Inception Sees Off Schmucks

August 1st, 2010

Inception will see off a strong challenge from Dinner for Schmucks to record a third straight win at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Inception will be down about 36% from last weekend at $27.5 million for a cume to date of $193.3 million. Schmucks hit the ground running on Friday, topping the chart with $8.4 million, but will settle for second place over three days with $23.3 million. That's very much in line with Steve Carell's previous comedy outing this year, Date Night, which opened with $25.2 million (admittedly at a slightly quieter time of year). More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/23 53 $17,466   1 $17,466   $26,562 5
2010/07/30 56 $17,226 -1% 1 $17,226   $59,922 12
2010/08/06 66 $12,557 -27% 3 $4,186   $89,705 19
2010/08/13 66 $8,363 -33% 2 $4,182   $109,365 26
2010/08/20 56 $23,927 +186% 4 $5,982   $140,280 33
2010/08/27 62 $13,781 -42% 5 $2,756   $173,314 40
2010/09/10 82 $7,353   5 $1,471   $206,349 54
2010/09/17 87 $6,772 -8% 5 $1,354   $221,759 61
2010/09/24 95 $4,700 -31% 4 $1,175   $230,129 68
2010/12/17 81 $1,710   1 $1,710   $256,242 152

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/16 68 $9,096   1 $9,096   $9,096 2
2010/07/23 48 $33,600 +269% 1 $33,600   $42,696 9
2010/07/30 53 $34,452 +3% 1 $34,452   $77,148 16
2010/08/06 62 $23,854 -31% 3 $7,951   $101,002 23
2010/08/13 64 $15,351 -36% 2 $7,676   $116,353 30
2010/08/20 56 $43,180 +181% 4 $10,795   $159,533 37
2010/08/27 70 $13,781 -68% 5 $2,756   $173,314 44
2010/09/03 70 $17,642 +28% 7 $2,520   $198,996 51
2010/09/10 80 $15,991 -9% 5 $3,198   $214,987 58
2010/09/17 88 $10,442 -35% 5 $2,088   $225,429 65
2010/09/24 103 $4,700 -55% 4 $1,175   $230,129 72
2010/12/17 96 $1,710   1 $1,710   $256,242 156

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