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Keep On Keepin’ On (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $162,530Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $79,419 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $79,419
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts a 23-­year­-old, blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, and music legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89. After a life spent working with and teaching the most totemic figures in jazz history, Terry continues to attract and cultivate budding talents. KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON highlights Terry’s friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, who suffers from ebilitating stage fright. Not long after Kauflin is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, Terry’s health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives. Terry, now 93, was Quincy Jones’ first teacher, and mentor to Miles Davis. He is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands. In the ‘60s Terry broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC – on The Tonight Show. Kauflin’s work on the film’s score with composer Dave Grusin sets the tone for a story covering decades. KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON is a film crafted with great affection by Hicks – another former student of Terry’s – a grace note for his teacher, infused with soulfulness and serendipity.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
97% - Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 19th, 2014 (Limited) by RADiUS-TWC
Video Release: January 13th, 2015 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2339, 9/10/2014)
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Jazz, Musicians, African-American, Biography, Blindness, Inspirational Teacher, Child Prodigy
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Absolute Clay
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,563 $661 Dec 12, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,130 $6,400 Dec 5, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,153 $1,699 Nov 28, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,884 $6,685 Nov 21, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,511 $4,682 Nov 14, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,887 $5,149 Nov 7, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,173 $8,160 Oct 31, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,724 $7,635 Oct 24, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,974 $11,742 Oct 17, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,202 $19,346 Oct 10, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,565 $26,582 Oct 3, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,791 $5,468 Sep 26, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,841 $12,930 Sep 19, 2014 3

Cast

Clark Terry    Himself
Justin Kauflin    Himself
Quincy Jones    Himself
Gwen Terry    Herself
Frank Kauflin    Himself
Bill Cosby    Himself
Simmie Armstrong    Himself
Christian McBride    Himself
Dianne Reeves    Herself
Rodney Whitaker    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Alan Hicks
Screenwriter    Davis Coombe
Producer    Quincy Jones
Executive Producer    Adam Hart
Executive Producer    Alan Hicks
Executive Producer    Adam Fell
Executive Producer    David Skinner
Executive Producer    Tom Gopai
Executive Producer    Jill Mazursky
Co-Producer    Karl Kister
Co-Producer    John Caulkins
Director of Photography    Adam Hart
Editor    Davis Coombe
Composer    Justin Kauflin
Additional Music    Dave Grusin

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases are Keepin' On

October 7th, 2014

Keep On Keepin' On poster

Keep On Keepin' On had the best weekend of its run earning an average of $13,291 in two theaters. Gone Girl earned an average of $12,446 in just over 3,000 theaters. Annabelle was very close behind with an average of $11,659 in close to 3,200 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Yellow Day Opens in the Black

September 24th, 2014

Yellow Day poster

Awards Season might have begun, as there were six new releases in the $10,000 club this past weekend. Leading the way was Yellow Day, with an estimated $31,000 in one theater. 20,000 Days of Earth was close behind with $27,879 over the weekend and $30,969 over five days, also in one theater. Pump! earned an average of $14,059 in three theaters, which is particularly good for a documentary. A fellow documentary, Art and Craft, was next with an average of $11,500 in two theaters. Not Cool debuted with $10,329 on one theater, which is surprisingly strong, given its lack of reviews. Likewise, Hector and the Search for Happiness earned bad reviews, but still managed an average of $10,212 in four theaters. More...

Between Zero and 20,000 Limited Releases

September 19th, 2014

The Zero Theorem poster

It's an overly busy week for limited releases with nearly two-dozen films on this week's list. There are a number of films on this week's list that are earning outstanding reviews, like 20,000 Days on Earth, or strong buzz, like The Zero Theorem. But there are not a lot earning both. Films like Stop the Pounding Heart or The Guest will likely not live up to their Tomatometer Scores. Tracks is probably the film with the best chance at breakout success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 - $12,930   2 $6,465   $12,930 3
2014/09/26 77 $5,468 -58% 1 $5,468   $22,005 10
2014/10/03 53 $26,582 +386% 2 $13,291   $51,289 17
2014/10/10 68 $19,346 -27% 9 $2,150   $76,576 24
2014/10/17 75 $11,742 -39% 8 $1,468   $96,852 31
2014/10/24 80 $7,635 -35% 9 $848   $109,713 38
2014/10/31 72 $8,160 +7% 8 $1,020   $121,960 45
2014/11/07 75 $5,149 -37% 8 $644   $129,852 52
2014/11/14 69 $4,682 -9% 4 $1,171   $134,534 59
2014/11/21 61 $6,685 +43% 8 $836   $146,852 66
2014/11/28 76 $1,699 -75% 4 $425   $151,971 73
2014/12/05 65 $6,400 +277% 6 $1,067   $159,369 80
2014/12/12 83 $661 -90% 3 $220   $162,530 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 63 $16,537   2 $8,269   $16,537 7
2014/09/26 74 $8,170 -51% 1 $8,170   $24,707 14
2014/10/03 60 $32,523 +298% 2 $16,262   $57,230 21
2014/10/10 67 $27,880 -14% 9 $3,098   $85,110 28
2014/10/17 72 $16,968 -39% 8 $2,121   $102,078 35
2014/10/24 78 $11,722 -31% 9 $1,302   $113,800 42
2014/10/31 74 $10,903 -7% 8 $1,363   $124,703 49
2014/11/21 60 $10,105   8 $1,263   $150,272 70
2014/11/28 80 $2,697 -73% 4 $674   $152,969 77
2014/12/05 65 $8,900 +230% 6 $1,483   $161,869 84

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