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Life Itself (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $810,454Details
International Box Office $8,791
Worldwide Box Office $819,245
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $126,033 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $64,194 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $190,227
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Synopsis

A documentary film that recounts the life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
97% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 4th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: February 17th, 2015 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for brief sexual images/nudity and language.
(Rating bulletin 2324, 5/27/2014)
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Movie Business, Writing and Writers, TV Industry, Professional Rivalry, Cancer, Terminal Illness, Medical and Hospitals, Posthumous Release
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Kartemquin Films, Film Rites, Katlei Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,985 $250 Oct 10, 2014 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,707 $3,107 Oct 3, 2014 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,212 $2,205 Sep 26, 2014 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,697 $1,705 Sep 19, 2014 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,650 $5,033 Sep 12, 2014 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,185 $3,988 Sep 5, 2014 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,687 $3,355 Aug 29, 2014 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,956 $4,620 Aug 22, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,209 $7,622 Aug 15, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,460 $11,855 Aug 8, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,726 $16,854 Aug 1, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,450 $48,875 Jul 25, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,142 $128,909 Jul 18, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,395 $141,555 Jul 11, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,833 $131,411 Jul 4, 2014 3

Cast

Roger Ebert    Himself
Chaz Ebert    Herself
Martin Scorsese    Himself
Werner Herzog    Himself
Errol Morris    Himself
Raven Evans    Herself
Ava Duvernay    Herself
Ramin Bahrani    Himself
Richard Corliss    Himself
Nancy De Los Santos    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Zak Piper
Producer    Steve James
Producer    Garrett Basch
Executive Producer    Martin Scorsese
Executive Producer    Steven Zaillian
Executive Producer    Michael W. Ferro, Jr.
Executive Producer    Gordon Quinn
Executive Producer    Justine Nagan
Executive Producer    Kat White
Executive Producer    Mark Mitten
Executive Producer-CNN Films    Vinnie Malhotra
Executive Producer-CNN Films    Amy Entelis
Supervising Producer-CNN Films    Courtney Sexton
Supervising Producer-CNN Films    Lizzie Kerner
Co-Producer    Emily Hart
Co-Producer    Mark Mitten
Co-Producer    Josh Schollmeyer
Director of Photography    Dana Kupper
Composer    Joshua Abrams
Editor    David E. Simpson
Editor    Steve James
Post-Production Supervisor    Ryan Gleeson

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 17th, 2015

February 16th, 2015

This is the best week on the home market in a long time. Game of Thrones is one of the best TV shows on at the moment, if not the best TV show, and its DVD and Blu-ray is Pick of the Week material. Additionally, there are a few potential Oscar winners hitting the home market this week as well. On the down side, there is not a lot of depth. Birdman, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and The Theory of Everything are all up for Oscars next weekend and all of them are worth picking up. Life Itself was snubbed by Oscar voters, but it too is a must have. However, in the end, I went with Game of Thrones for Pick of the Week. More...

2014 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Feature-Length Documentary

February 3rd, 2015

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With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Feature-Length Documentary. This category had a lot of surprises throughout the nomination process; however, now that we have our five Oscar nominees, it seems like one of them has really settled into first place, while one of the other four might make it a two-horse race. On a side note, there are five major awards that we track that have a Documentary category. Of those, only one has announced its winners and none of the Oscar-nominated films won. More...

2014 - Awards Season: PGA - Winners

January 25th, 2015

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2014 Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations

January 17th, 2015

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The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight. More...

2014 - Awards Season: PGA - Nominations

January 10th, 2015

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Per Theater Chart: Blacking Out

July 8th, 2014

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There were no films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart this weekend. The film that came the closest was Transformers: Age of Extinction, which earned an average of $8,753 in more than 4,000 theaters. The best limited release was Code Black, which earned $7,978 in one theater. The best new release was Tammy with an average of $6,227 in more than 3,000 theaters. Finally, the best new limited release was Life Itself, which managed an average of $5,713 in 23 theaters. More...

Limited Releases: The Good Life

July 4th, 2014

Life Itself poster

It is a busy week with several releases spread over three days. Unfortunately, most movies opening this week are earning weak reviews and many of them have almost no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The lack of buzz and the weak critical response will likely prove fatal. Fortunately, there is an exception as Life Itself is earning amazing reviews. A Hard Day's Night is also worth checking out, as it is getting a 50th anniversary. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/04 33 $131,411   23 $5,714   $131,411 3
2014/07/11 33 $141,555 +8% 66 $2,145   $329,021 10
2014/07/18 33 $128,909 -9% 100 $1,289   $538,655 17
2014/07/25 47 $48,875 -62% 77 $635   $657,955 24
2014/08/01 57 $16,854 -66% 44 $383   $712,243 31
2014/08/08 62 $11,855 -30% 30 $395   $742,032 38
2014/08/15 69 $7,622 -36% 22 $346   $758,373 45
2014/08/22 74 $4,620 -39% 8 $578   $768,036 52
2014/08/29 81 $3,355 -27% 10 $336   $778,359 59
2014/09/05 89 $3,988 +19% 8 $499   $786,375 66
2014/09/12 74 $5,033 +26% 14 $360   $795,311 73
2014/09/19 92 $1,705 -66% 7 $244   $800,847 80
2014/09/26 90 $2,205 +29% 9 $245   $805,213 87
2014/10/03 77 $3,107 +41% 7 $444   $808,893 94
2014/10/10 105 $250 -92% 3 $83   $809,724 101

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/07/04 33 $187,466   23 $8,151   $187,466 7
2014/07/11 34 $222,280 +19% 66 $3,368   $409,746 14
2014/07/18 35 $199,334 -10% 100 $1,993   $609,080 21
2014/07/25 48 $86,309 -57% 77 $1,121   $695,389 28
2014/08/01 50 $34,788 -60% 44 $791   $730,177 35
2014/08/08 59 $20,574 -41% 30 $686   $750,751 42
2014/08/15 62 $12,665 -38% 22 $576   $763,416 49
2014/08/22 64 $11,588 -9% 8 $1,449   $775,004 56
2014/08/29 80 $7,383 -36% 10 $738   $782,387 63
2014/09/05 74 $7,891 +7% 8 $986   $790,278 70
2014/09/12 72 $8,864 +12% 14 $633   $799,142 77
2014/09/19 90 $3,866 -56% 28 $138   $803,008 84
2014/09/26 93 $2,778 -28% 9 $309   $805,786 91
2014/10/03 85 $3,688 +33% 7 $527   $809,474 98
2014/10/10 99 $980 -73% 3 $327   $810,454 105

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