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Life Itself (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $810,454Details
International Box Office $8,791Details
Worldwide Box Office $819,245
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $135,359 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $64,026 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $199,385
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  8. Trailer

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.

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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

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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The Producers Guild of America handed out their awards last night and there weren't many surprises to discuss. In fact, the favorite won all three theatrical awards, starting with... More...

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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The Producers Guild of America nominations were announced and there's not a lot of surprises among the three categories. Birdman, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and others continue to get accolades, but there are also some films that are being passed over too often. More...

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

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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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/04 33 $131,411   23 $5,714   $131,411 1
2014/07/11 33 $141,555 +8% 66 $2,145   $329,021 2
2014/07/18 33 $128,909 -9% 100 $1,289   $538,655 3
2014/07/25 47 $48,875 -62% 77 $635   $657,955 4
2014/08/01 57 $16,854 -66% 44 $383   $712,243 5
2014/08/08 62 $11,855 -30% 30 $395   $742,032 6
2014/08/15 69 $7,622 -36% 22 $346   $758,373 7
2014/08/22 74 $4,620 -39% 8 $578   $768,036 8
2014/08/29 81 $3,355 -27% 10 $336   $778,359 9
2014/09/05 89 $3,988 +19% 8 $499   $786,375 10
2014/09/12 74 $5,033 +26% 14 $360   $795,311 11
2014/09/19 92 $1,705 -66% 7 $244   $800,847 12
2014/09/26 90 $2,205 +29% 9 $245   $805,213 13
2014/10/03 77 $3,107 +41% 7 $444   $808,893 14
2014/10/10 105 $250 -92% 3 $83   $809,724 15

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/07/04 33 $187,466   23 $8,151   $187,466 1
2014/07/11 34 $222,280 +19% 66 $3,368   $409,746 2
2014/07/18 35 $199,334 -10% 100 $1,993   $609,080 3
2014/07/25 48 $86,309 -57% 77 $1,121   $695,389 4
2014/08/01 50 $34,788 -60% 44 $791   $730,177 5
2014/08/08 59 $20,574 -41% 30 $686   $750,751 6
2014/08/15 62 $12,665 -38% 22 $576   $763,416 7
2014/08/22 64 $11,588 -9% 8 $1,449   $775,004 8
2014/08/29 80 $7,383 -36% 10 $738   $782,387 9
2014/09/05 74 $7,891 +7% 8 $986   $790,278 10
2014/09/12 72 $8,864 +12% 14 $633   $799,142 11
2014/09/19 90 $3,866 -56% 28 $138   $803,008 12
2014/09/26 93 $2,778 -28% 9 $309   $805,786 13
2014/10/03 85 $3,688 +33% 7 $527   $809,474 14
2014/10/10 99 $980 -73% 3 $327   $810,454 15

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