Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,930,687Details
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: June 11th, 2010 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual humor
(Rating bulletin 2117, 4/21/2010)
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 14th, 2010

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Per Theater Chart is More Than All Right

The Kids are All Right stunned box office analysts by earning nearly $500,000 in a mere seven theaters for an average of $70,282. That's virtually unheard of. I still look at that number and think, "Typo". The only other confirmed entry in the $10,000 club was Despicable Me with an average of $16,225. I say confirmed member, because it is likely that The Girl Who Played with Fire also earned an average of $10,000 in the United States; however, its weekend numbers included a number of theaters in Canada, where it has been playing for more than six months. More...

Blockbusters Dominate Per Theater Chart

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse not only led the way on the overall chart, but also topped the per theater chart with an average of $14,510 over three days and $18,719 over four. The second placed film overall, The Last Airbender, was second on the per theater chart as well with an average of $12,725 over three days and $16,347 over four. Cyrus expanded to 77 theaters, and earned an average of $10,058 / $14,209, which was enough to reach the top ten on the overall four-day chart. Finally, Toy Story 3 missed the $10,000 club over the three-day weekend with an average of $7,517, but made it there when you add in Monday with an average of $10,689. More...

Per Theater Chart: Summer Finally Starts

Limited releases haven't had a single major hit this summer so far, but that may have changed this weekend as there were a number of new releases that topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Leading the way was Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work with an average of $23,479 in seven theaters. Winter's Bone was next with an average of $21,222 in four theaters. Both films have a real shot at expansion. The Lottery was also strong, with an average of $16,435. The overall box office leader, The Karate Kid, was close behind with an average of $15,197. Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky was in a virtual tie with Kid, opening with an average of $14,818 in three theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Karate Kid Defeats A-Team

The Karate Kid won the battle of the '80s revivals over the weekend with a solid $56,000,000, well ahead of The A-Team, which could only manage $26,000,000. In what has been a very disappointing Summer so far, a $50 million plus opening for a franchise revival has to be considered a success, and it will almost certainly give Sony their first $100 million hit of the year. More...

Throwing Limited Releases a Bone

We are still waiting for our first breakout success off the year on the limited release front. There are a couple films on this week's list that could be the first, including the dramatic film Winter's Bone and the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. Both are earning reviews that are 90% positive, or better, and hopefully both will find receptive audiences starting this weekend. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/05 20 $126,695   111 $1,141   $1,604,877 25
2010/09/06 74 $2,526   16 $158   $2,921,181 88

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/06/11 27 $164,351   7 $23,479   $164,351 3
2010/06/18 24 $226,202 +38% 28 $8,079   $472,774 10
2010/06/25 19 $362,553 +60% 86 $4,216   $954,232 17
2010/07/02 23 $328,745 -9% 111 $2,962   $1,478,182 24
2010/07/09 26 $255,063 -22% 115 $2,218   $2,000,548 31
2010/07/16 27 $170,670 -33% 112 $1,524   $2,305,907 38
2010/07/23 28 $124,345 -27% 99 $1,256   $2,528,931 45
2010/07/30 37 $77,004 -38% 83 $928   $2,674,305 52
2010/08/06 44 $52,296 -32% 73 $716   $2,770,330 59
2010/08/13 51 $30,901 -41% 43 $719   $2,835,358 66
2010/08/20 58 $20,201 -35% 30 $673   $2,871,567 73
2010/08/27 70 $8,107 -60% 12 $676   $2,905,490 80
2010/09/03 77 $7,635 -6% 16 $477   $2,918,655 87
2010/09/10 99 $3,748 -51% 10 $375   $2,927,972 94

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