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Marley (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,413,480Details
International Box Office $3,906,254Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,319,734
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,608,481 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,039,786 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,648,267
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
90% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 20th, 2012 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
International Releases: April 20th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
May 10th, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
May 10th, 2012 (Wide) (Switzerland)
May 17th, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
May 17th, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
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Video Release: August 7th, 2012 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements and some violent images.
(Rating bulletin 2208, 2/1/2012)
Running Time: 145 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Biography, Narcotics, Religious, Reggae, Voiceover/Narration, Intertitle, Poverty, Infidelity, Dysfunctional Family, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Shangri-La Entertainment, Tuff Going Productions, Cowboy Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,934 $1,976 Aug 10, 2012 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,137 $2,929 Aug 3, 2012 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,382 $3,054 Jul 27, 2012 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,872 $1,971 Jul 20, 2012 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,005 $3,556 Jul 13, 2012 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,009 $7,919 Jul 6, 2012 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,273 $10,004 Jun 29, 2012 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,789 $8,244 Jun 22, 2012 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,580 $22,366 Jun 15, 2012 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,915 $25,884 Jun 8, 2012 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,252 $31,662 Jun 1, 2012 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,072 $70,341 May 25, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,560 $73,433 May 18, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,037 $82,014 May 11, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,207 $119,400 May 4, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,104 $208,494 Apr 27, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,292 $262,004 Apr 20, 2012 3

Cast

Bob Marley    Himself
Rita Marley    Herself
Neville 'Bunny' Wailer    Himself
Chris Blackwell    Himself
Cindy Breakspeare    Herself
Cedella Marley    Herself
Ziggy Marley    Himself
Jimmy Cliff    Himself
Lee 'Scratch' Perry    Himself
Carlton 'Pee-Wee' Fraser    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Steve Bing
Producer    Charles Steel
Executive Producer    Ziggy Marley
Executive Producer    Chris Blackwell
Co-Producer    Zach Schwartz
Line Producer    Geraldine Hawkings
Editor    Dan Glendenning
Director of Photography    Alwin Kuchler
Director of Photography    Mike Eley
Sound Designer    Glenn Freemantle
Associate Producer    Neville 'Bunny' Wailer
Associate Producer    Suzette Newman

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 15th, 2012

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Blu-ray Sales: Green Film Wins Big on Blu

August 22nd, 2012

Doctor Seuss' The Lorax was the first new release to top the Blu-ray Sales Chart in a while. It sold 1.73 million units and generated $34.65 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 47%, which is outstanding for a kids movie. In fact, it generated more revenue from Blu-ray than it did from DVD, so it is clear Blu-ray has taken over the mainstream market. Granted, some types of releases, like dramas, live action kids movies, documentaries, TV shows, etc. still sell much better on DVD than they do on Blu-ray, but those days could be numbered as well.

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DVD Sales: Lorax Sells Faster than Thneeds

August 22nd, 2012

Doctor Seuss' The Lorax led the new releases earning first place on the DVD sales chart. It sold 1.96 million units and generated $33.38 million in revenue. It is already the sixth best selling DVD for 2012. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 7th, 2012

August 7th, 2012

This is not a really slow week on the home market this week, as we have The Lorax coming out, and it was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, until Brave overtook is very recently, so it should be a big seller on the home market. Unfortunately, it is the only major release of the week. There are some other releases worth checking out, a few worth picking up, but very few that are contenders for Pick of the Week. High Fidelity is a great movie, but its Blu-ray debut is Shovelware. Personally, I think Spaceballs is really underrated, but this is not the first time it has been released on Blu-ray and double-dips are rarely Pick of the Week material. In the end, I'm going with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, because I liked the first DVD release more than I thought I would. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Marley

August 6th, 2012

It is very rare for a documentary to top $1 million, especially if it is not about cute animals. So far this year, Magnolia has shepherded two such films to the million dollar club, and I've gotten to review both of them. Marley is the second, will it be as engaging as the first I reviewed. More...

Per Theater Chart: Nothing Left to Avenge

May 23rd, 2012

The Avengers was the only film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart earning an average of $13,096. Elena probably would have earned a spot in the $10,000 club had it not opened on Wednesday. It earned $9,035 in one theater over the weekend, but $13,240 over its five-day opening. More...

Thinking About the Per Theater Chart

April 25th, 2012

Think Like a Man was a surprise hit and the only film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart. However, Darling Companion came very, very close with an average of $9,991 in four theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Think Like a Man Delivers Big Opening

April 22nd, 2012

Although it won't be enough to give the industry a year-on-year win, Think Like a Man will deliver a very impressive $30 million opening this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday, a performance that is well ahead of projections going into the weekend. The Lucky One also beat expectations and will finish second with around $22.8 million. The Hunger Games will be pushed into 3rd place, picking up around $14.5 million in its fifth weekend and passing $350 million in the process. Nature documentary Chimpanzee will land in fourth place with $10.2 million. More...

Limited Releases Won't Be Left in the Cold

April 20th, 2012

There are only a few limited releases on this week's list, and only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Marley's reviews are fantastic, but it is opening in 45 theaters, which is a lot for a limited release. It could prove to be too many. To the Arctic 3D is also opening in dozens of theaters, but its reviews are barely above the overall positive level. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 19 $262,004   42 $6,238   $262,004 3
2012/04/27 23 $208,494 -20% 64 $3,258   $572,350 10
2012/05/04 27 $119,400 -43% 73 $1,636   $771,925 17
2012/05/11 33 $82,014 -31% 68 $1,206   $918,653 24
2012/05/18 34 $73,433 -10% 55 $1,335   $1,035,405 31
2012/05/25 32 $70,341 -4% 53 $1,327   $1,162,929 38
2012/06/01 47 $31,662 -55% 35 $905   $1,249,558 45
2012/06/08 51 $25,884 -18% 27 $959   $1,299,982 52
2012/06/15 51 $22,366 -14% 19 $1,177   $1,333,628 59
2012/06/22 67 $8,244 -63% 9 $916   $1,350,839 66
2012/06/29 58 $10,004 +21% 12 $834   $1,367,905 73
2012/07/06 59 $7,919 -21% 8 $990   $1,383,648 80
2012/07/13 69 $3,556 -55% 6 $593   $1,388,809 87
2012/07/20 78 $1,971 -45% 2 $986   $1,393,490 94
2012/07/27 72 $3,054 +55% 3 $1,018   $1,401,993 101
2012/08/03 78 $2,929 -4% 4 $732   $1,408,102 108
2012/08/10 85 $1,976 -33% 5 $395   $1,412,124 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/20 20 $363,856   42 $8,663   $363,856 7
2012/04/27 22 $288,669 -21% 64 $4,510   $652,525 14
2012/05/04 26 $184,114 -36% 73 $2,522   $836,639 21
2012/05/11 34 $125,333 -32% 68 $1,843   $961,972 28
2012/05/18 32 $130,616 +4% 55 $2,375   $1,092,588 35
2012/05/25 32 $125,308 -4% 53 $2,364   $1,217,896 42
2012/06/01 45 $56,202 -55% 35 $1,606   $1,274,098 49
2012/06/08 54 $37,164 -34% 27 $1,376   $1,311,262 56
2012/06/15 52 $31,333 -16% 19 $1,649   $1,342,595 63
2012/06/22 69 $15,306 -51% 9 $1,701   $1,357,901 70
2012/06/29 62 $17,828 +16% 12 $1,486   $1,375,729 77
2012/07/06 59 $9,524 -47% 8 $1,191   $1,385,253 84
2012/07/13 71 $6,266 -34% 6 $1,044   $1,391,519 91
2012/07/20 67 $7,420 +18% 4 $1,855   $1,398,939 98
2012/07/27 70 $6,234 -16% 3 $2,078   $1,405,173 105
2012/08/03 80 $4,975 -20% 4 $1,244   $1,410,148 112
2012/08/10 78 $3,332 -33% 5 $666   $1,413,480 119

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 12/27/2012 $6,482 4 4 9 $13,514 12/14/2015
Australia 6/21/2012 $29,484 6 6 6 $29,484 12/10/2015
Austria 5/17/2012 $2,334 3 8 60 $38,633 12/11/2015
Germany 5/17/2012 $46,499 20 23 43 $92,949 12/10/2015
Italy 6/26/2012 $16,282 64 64 64 $219,484 12/10/2015
Lebanon 8/2/2012 $1,703 1 1 3 $5,224 12/11/2015
Netherlands 5/10/2012 $44,680 12 15 68 $201,252 12/10/2015
Portugal 5/24/2012 $3,370 6 6 6 $3,370 12/10/2015
Singapore 8/23/2012 $1,750 1 1 2 $3,189 12/11/2015
Spain 6/29/2012 $0 0 6 15 $47,451 12/11/2015
Switzerland 5/10/2012 $36,051 8 8 24 $37,129 12/10/2015
United Arab Emirates 5/17/2012 $4,607 1 1 2 $7,119 12/10/2015
United Kingdom 4/20/2012 $0 0 87 220 $1,433,091 12/10/2015
Uruguay 1/25/2013 $1,248 3 3 4 $2,820 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $1,771,545
 
International Total$3,906,254 12/14/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/12/20124104,502 104,502$1,357,481$1,357,4811
8/19/20121633,511-68% 138,013$569,352$1,926,8332
8/26/20122220,998-37% 159,011$377,754$2,304,5873
9/2/20122720,429-3% 179,440$280,694$2,585,2814

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/12/2012523,147 23,147$418,035$418,0351
8/19/20121610,778-53% 33,925$197,663$615,6982

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