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Making the Boys (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,833Details
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  4. Video Sales
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Synopsis

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, this documentary explores the drama, struggle and legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Beloved by some for breaking new ground, and condemned by others for reinforcing gay stereotypes, “The Boys in the Band” sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 11th, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: November 22nd, 2011 by First Run Home
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Performing Arts, Political, Broadway
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: 4th Row Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,223 $706 Jul 29, 2011 143
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,642 $267 Jun 24, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,852 $619 Jun 17, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,068 $1,154 Jun 10, 2011 94
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,178 $959 May 6, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,016 $4,160 Apr 29, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,107 $1,410 Apr 22, 2011 45
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,928 $723 Mar 25, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,237 $3,235 Mar 18, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,696 $7,513 Mar 11, 2011 3

Cast

Edward Albee    Himself
Candis Cayne    Herself
Andy Cohen    Himself
Mart Crowley    Himself
Michael Cunningham    Himself
Dominick Dunne    Himself
William Friedkin    Himself
Cheyenne Jackson    Herself
Ed Koch    Himself
Norm Korpi    Himself
Larry Kramer    Himself
Carson Kressley    Himself
Tony Kushner    Himself
Laurence Luckinbill    Himself
Terrence McNally    Himself
Michael Musto    Himself
Paul Rudnick    Himself
Dan Savage    Himself
Christian Siriano    Himself
Marc Shaiman    Himself
Scott Wittman    Himself
Robert Wagner    Himself
Peter White    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Crayton Robey
Producer    Doug Tirola
Producer    Susan Bedusa
Executive Producer    Bill Condon
Executive Producer    Jack Morrisey
Co-Producer    Miguel Camnitzer
Director   
Screenwriter    Crayton Robey

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 22nd, 2011

November 22nd, 2011

It's kind of a slow week on the home market in two ways. Firstly, the only major release of the week is Super 8. Secondly, half the releases I was supposed to review are running late. Fortunately, Super 8 is a top notch film and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is this week's Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Jane Eyre is in the Red

March 15th, 2011

It was an amazing week on the per theater chart, even if you ignore Red State's special showings. The latest Kevin Smith offering added more than $100,000 over the weekend, at two special showings, for an average of $51,283. At this pace, it's going to start hitting major milestones before its theatrical debut this fall. Meanwhile, Jane Eyre had the best per theater average for a regular release this year at $45,721 in four theaters. The good news doesn't end there as Kill The Irishman opened with an average of $29,086 in five theaters, which also suggests the ability to expand significantly. Certified Copy earned close to $80,000 in five theaters for an average of $15,587. That would have been enough to lead the way many weekends so far this year. 3 Backyards opened with $11,000 in one theater, while the overall number one film, Battle: Los Angeles opened with an average of $10,411 in more than 3400 theaters. More...

Limited Releases are Killer

March 11th, 2011

Quite a busy week for limited releases with a number of films opening, including several that are earning excellent reviews. A few of these, like Jane Eyre and Certified Copy, might even do well enough to find some measure of mainstream success. More...

Limited Releases Are Better Than Fair

November 5th, 2010

After weeks of waiting for the flood of Awards Season hopefuls to finally come out, it appears the wait is over with no less than three releases that could be vying for Oscars on February 27th of next year. Client 9, 127 Hours, and Fair*Game could all be in contention that night, while the latter two could be competing against each other. On the other hand, the competition could hurt at the box office. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/11 73 $7,513   1 $7,513   $7,513 3
2011/03/18 96 $3,235 -57% 3 $1,078   $14,870 10
2011/03/25 111 $723 -78% 2 $362   $16,918 17
2011/04/22 104 $1,410   1 $1,410   $19,580 45
2011/04/29 88 $4,160 +195% 3 $1,387   $24,991 52
2011/05/06 117 $959 -77% 1 $959   $27,933 59
2011/06/10 96 $1,154   1 $1,154   $29,713 94
2011/06/17 100 $619 -46% 1 $619   $30,951 101
2011/06/24 113 $267 -57% 2 $134   $32,537 108
2011/07/29 104 $706   1 $706   $33,443 143

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/11 74 $11,635   1 $11,635   $11,635 7
2011/03/18 99 $4,560 -61% 3 $1,520   $16,195 14
2011/03/25 113 $1,234 -73% 2 $617   $17,429 21
2011/04/08 118 $610   1 $610   $18,039 35
2011/04/15 119 $131 -79% 2 $66   $18,170 42
2011/04/22 105 $2,661 +1,931% 1 $2,661   $20,831 49
2011/04/29 94 $4,160 +56% 3 $1,387   $26,974 56
2011/05/06 116 $1,585 -62% 1 $1,585   $28,559 63
2011/06/10 99 $1,773   1 $1,773   $30,332 98
2011/06/17 104 $1,224 -31% 1 $1,224   $32,131 105
2011/06/24 115 $467 -62% 2 $234   $32,737 112
2011/07/29 115 $706   1 $706   $33,443 147
2011/08/05 130 $390 -45% 1 $390   $33,833 154

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